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Thursday, February 24, 2011

Jeremiah Jones, missing since Feb. 11

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According to a release from the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office, dated February 24, 2011:
The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a Eureka man who has not been heard from since February 11, 2011.  Jeremiah Holland Jones, 22, was reported missing by concerned relatives who added that it was extremely unusual for Jones to be out of contact with his family.  Jones may have been driving a 1986 gray Lincoln sedan; that vehicle was recovered, abandoned near the intersection of Nevada and Harris Street in Eureka. Jones is a white adult male, about 5’10” tall, weighing 155 pounds.  He has blue eyes and short blond hair.  Jones has several tattoos including “Only God Can Judge Me” on his abdomen and “Mom” on his right wrist.
Anybody with information regarding the whereabouts of Jeremiah Jones should call the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office at (707) 445-7251.

Jeremiah Jones


Monday, February 07, 2011

Witness sought in murder case

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Information released from the Humboldt County Sheriffs Office, Feb. 7, 2011:
Humboldt County Sheriff’s Detectives are looking for a man who may hold information regarding the 2008 murder of Reetpaul Rana whose body was found just north of Alderpoint. Detectives are interested in speaking with Michael Adam Shinsky, 24 and transient.  Shinsky is not a suspect in the case.  However, detectives believe Shinsky may have information regarding the case.  Shinsky is known to stay in the Garberville area, although he may have traveled to the San Francisco Bay Area.  He is 6’ tall and weighs about 160 pounds.  He has brown hair and hazel eyes. Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Michael Shinsky is encouraged to call Detective Wayne Hanson at (707) 268-3639. A suspect in the case, Ryan Carroll, was arrested January 3, 2010.  Carroll is currently awaiting trial.

Witness Sought, Michael Shinsky:

Friday, February 04, 2011

Local News Synopsis 2-4-11

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Local News Synopsis 2-4-11Posted by Bob Froehlich
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15-year-old Alana Hollis located and safe:
Alana Hollis is no longer missing. Alana was initially reported missing on Jan. 27 in Eureka and today around 2 pm, Alana was located and is safe.

 Water truck accident wrecks truck, driver escapes with minor injuries:
Today around noon, a Sidonie’s water truck, delivering in Shelter Cove, was backing up a steep driveway when the truck lost traction, plummeted 75 feet down a drop off and broke in half. Emergency response personnel say it’s a miracle the driver escaped with minor injuries.

Planning Commission says they want public input to influence marijuana ordinances:
The Humboldt County Planning Commission met this Thursday, Feb. 3. KMUD reporter Daniel Mintz is working on a full report for Monday, but wanted KMUD listeners to know that the planning commission did hear public comment about the draft medical marijuana ordinances. Commissioners stressed to the public that the draft marijuana ordinance is in a sketch form right now and the county's growers and medical marijuana advocacy groups will be given time to present their own versions. The hearing was continued to May 12.The Planning Commission also considered permitting two dispensaries in Humboldt County. A permit for the Hummingbird Healing Center in Myrtletown was approved. The Planning Commission deliberations for the Redwood Legacy Dispensary in Garberville was continued to March 3.

Banner protesting Richardson Grove Improvement Project hung today:
Activists working to stop the Richardson Grove Improvement Project hung a new banner near Richardson Grove State Park today. For pictures of the banner see the article following today's Synopsis.

Four of five Point Arena City Council members face a recall effort:
A recall has been launched against four of the five Point Arena City Council Members. David Ingham, Eloisa Oropeza, Joe Riboli and Vice Mayor Lauren Senate are named in the recall. Supporters of the recall would need to gather at least 74 signatures on the petition. If they succeed an election would occur about 125 days later.

Prescription drug round-up a success:
Public Health agencies around Humboldt county are working with waste management districts to eliminate antibiotics and hormones in our water supply. On Jan. 15 the "Prescription Drug Round- up in Eureka" netted 851 pounds of medication. If you missed the Prescription Drug Round up, you can still safely dispose of medications in the Eureka area. Open Door clinics have bins at 3 sites, the Eureka Community Health Center, the McKinleyville Community Health Center and the Humboldt Open Door Clinic. For more information about proper disposal of medications click here.

“Love Your Mothership” opens tonight:
The Mighty Mateel Players, a local theater group, performs a play written by local playwright, Al “Owl” Ceraulo. The play, "Love your Mothership", starts tonight and continues Feb. 5-6 and then again Feb. 11-13. Tickets ($12-20, sliding scale) are available at the door. Doors open: 7:30 pm - Show time 8:00 pm / Sunday Matinees:  Doors: 1:30 pm, Show time: 2:00 pm. For more information call the Mateel Community Center at (707) 923-3368.

Mateel Community Center work party starts Monday:
Bruce Champie has been with the Mateel Community Center since the beginning, and says after two decades the building is in need of repair. Community members, including Champie, have been gathering for work parties to chip away at the repair list and invite other interested folks to join their work party on Mondays 10 am – 4 pm. 

Green jobs focus of state budget plan:
Democratic lawmakers have unveiled a package of bills they say will create jobs and address climate change. Christopher Martinez reports from Sacramento.

DFG SHARE program works with private landowners for Aleutian Goose hunting:
The CA Department of Fish and Game (DFG) says they’re offering north coast Aleutian Goose hunts in Humboldt and Del Norte counties in February and March. A total of 1,720 acres on five properties will be available to hunters on designated days in late February and early March. Applications to DFG must be received by Feb. 10, 2011.  More information and applications are available on California Waterfowl Association’s website or by calling (916) 445-4034.

Additional Information:

KMUD will be broadcasting a 2-hour special from Democracy Now!, on location in Egypt, this Saturday morning, starting at 8 am. At 10 am Sat., KMUD will re-broadcast the Local News from the Friday evening broadcast, and "New Dimensions" will air at 10:30 am.

First 5 Humboldt is an organization focusing on joining with families and communities to promote comprehensive, integrated systems of services for early childhood development in order to foster secure, healthy and loving children eager to learn and develop their full potential. For Southern Humboldt First 5 Activities click here.

Activists climbed  a cliff today  near Richardson Grove State Park to protest the proposed Caltrans widening project.
The banner reads, "No Widening, Thanks but no Tanks!"
In a letter to the Times Standard Editor, a copy of which was obtained by KMUD News, the activists stated that they "think Caltrans should leave the trees alone in Richardson Grove State Park." The activists are concerned that the forest will be significantly harmed by the road widening project, and stated that "If safety is the issue, why not slow down like between Eureka and Arcata?"

The letter urges that "Respect for the long protected park trees should trump any benefits of the so-called progress this would bring." and warn that "Our quality of life is the only thing that would go down."

The letter also urges the community to come to the Rally at Caltrans, Wabash and Union, Monday, Feb. 7 at Noon.
Thursday, February 03, 2011

Local News Synopsis 2-3-11

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Local News Synopsis 2-3-11Posted by Bob Froehlich
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Mendocino Police arrest a woman for attempted murder with a hatchet:

Fort Bragg Police have made an arrest connected to an attempted murder that occurred last Friday afternoon. Police identified the victim as Alissa Colberg. The alleged assailant, Maricruz Alvarez, was arrested yesterday afternoon without incident and was charged with attempted murder and mayhem. Alvarez is in the Mendocino county jail with bail set at a half million dollars. Fort Bragg Police are continuing the investigation and ask anyone with information to call them at: 707-961-2800.

FDA recalls local Salad Dressing:
On January 31, the Food and Drug administration recalled Tomaso’s, 12 oz. Caesar Dressing because of undeclared eggs in the product, specifically eggs in the mayonnaise. Tomaso’s Specialty Foods and Distributing is based in Blue Lake, CA. The FDA warns people who have allergies to eggs, if you consume the Caesar Dressing you run the risk of serious or life threatening allergic reaction. Consumers with questions may contact Tomaso’s at 707-668-1868.

The MLPA process enters the final phase:
The state commission that will implement the Marine Life Protection Act on the North Coast has asked for the revision of a local marine protected area proposal. Daniel Mintz reports. In related news, Assembly Member Wesley Chesbro today announced the date of the Committee’s 38th Annual Fisheries Forum: Wednesday, Feb. 16, beginning at 10 a.m., in Room 4202 in the State Capitol in Sacramento.

Local vineyard receives national attention:
Briceland Vineyards was recently featured in Sunset Magazine as a pivotal destination in Northern CA, and now the winery received glowing reviews of two vintages from an online publication that focuses exclusively on Pinot Noirs. Read the Review.

Federal Government working to reduce Medicare fraud:
Fraud costs government and private insurers billions of dollars a year, and helps push up health care costs for all of us. The Health Care Fraud Prevention and Enforcement Action Team, or "HEAT", and Medicare Fraud Strike Force Prosecution Teams are working to reduce fraud using new tools in the Affordable Care Act, and they want Medicare recipients to learn about the new tools. Medicare users can report suspected instances of fraud and identity theft, by calling: 1-800-MEDICARE, or call Health and Human Services Department’s Hotline at: 1-800-HHS-TIPS. You can also send an e-mail to the HHS Office of Inspector General at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. And you can contact the Senior Medicare Patrol by calling: 1-714-560-0309.

Wednesday, February 02, 2011

Local News Synopsis 2-2-11

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Local News Synopsis 2-2-11 - Posted by Bob Froehlich
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Three escape head-on collision with minor injuries:
A head on collision occurred yesterday around noon, 4 miles north of Briceland on Ettersberg Road. The drivers were identified as 55-year-old Southern Humboldt resident, Price Lee, and 41-year-old Leggett resident, Kerry Galliven. According to the CHP, the head-on collision resulted in several injuries and the fatality of one of the dogs in Lee's vehicle. The California Highway Patrol said no charges were filed.

Fire at Tea Garden Apartments found in time to evacuate residents and extinguish fire:
Around 2:30 am, Wed. morning, an Arcata Police Sergeant located a fire underneath a stairwell at the Tea Garden Apartments in the 1100 block of "F" Street in Arcata and promptly notified the Arcata Fire District. The firefighters evacuated the buildings and extinguished the fire. Only one minor injury was reported. The cause of the fire is currently under investigation. Anyone having information that may be helpful in this investigation is asked to contact the Arcata Police Department at 707-822-2428 or the Arcata Fire District at 707-825-2000. 

HSU students escape fire with minor injuries:
As a result of the fire at the Tea Garden Apartments (see above), ten Humboldt State University students were displaced from their apartments. According to Jerrod Petroske, PIO for Humboldt State University, work is being done to provide temporary housing and assistance to the students. Any student affected by the fire and in need of assistance can contact a special hotline set up at the HSU Office of Student Affairs, (707) 826-4110. Family members of affected HSU students may call the University at (866) 486-2653.

Dem. Senator Mark Leno introduces bill challenging use of fire retardant chemicals:
California has a 1-of-a-kind law requiring fire retardant chemicals in furniture, upholstery and pillows, but the chemicals may be creating health and environmental damage without actually stopping fires. Christopher Martinez reports from Sacramento. Physicians for Social Responsibility is a cosponsor of the bill.

Citizens facing foreclosures say Attorney General needs to punish banks:
The Home Defenders League and other groups, including homeowners throughout the country, will be putting pressure on state Attorney Generals to demand a strong settlement against the big banks involved in causing the foreclosure crisis and widespread mortgage fraud. The event called "National Call-In Day of Action" is expected to generate thousands of calls to AG's around the country. Peggy Mears, a homeowner currently facing foreclosure, describes actions and protests related to the mortgage crisis. Related websites: Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment , Crime Shouldn’t Pay.

20 yrs. of Humboldt Botanical Gardens Foundation, speaker's symposium Saturday:
Max Abrahamsen, Executive Director of the Humboldt Botanical Gardens, talks about the purpose of the gardens and the upcoming Speaker’s Symposium, which focuses on the Redwoods. To register for the speaker’s symposium, called “Up and Down the Redwood Corridor”, call 707-442-5139 or click here.

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