To Pacifica Network listeners,
Thank you listening to Pacifca's exclusive broadcasts of Al Jazeera English and for supporting your local community radio station. It is with great regret that we must report that Al Jazeera English is no longer available for distribution in the USA.
This happened because Current TV was sold to Al Jazeera and with this broadcast network here in the USA, they are creating "Al Jazeera America." This is an entirely different organization, being currently built from former Current TV staff and new hires. All broadcasts of Al Jazeera English will cease in the USA on August 20th.
Pacifica has approached Al Jazeera America about being able to distribute their content for radio, the way we did with Al Jazeera English. However, they are not prepared at this time to discuss this possibility, partly because they are not fully organized and partly because they are working with stricter distribution procedures and are not sure if they will be able to make it available.
The afternoon Al Jazeera edited by Pacifica Radio ceased last month and as of August 20th the morning program will not be available.
As does your local community radio station, Pacifica is ceaselessly looking for ways to bring you excellent news and information. Thank you for listening.
Pacifica Radio Network
August 16, 2013
Interviews from the Press Tent at Reggae on the River 2013, coordinated by KMUD.
Downloadable interviews after the Read more...
KMUD is a proud supporter of the 117th Annual Humboldt County Fair, August 14-25, at the County Fairgrounds in Ferndale. Celebrating a Tradition of Agriculture, the Fair features exhibits and horse racing, with entertainment and food vendors. Join KMUD radio LIVE from the Humboldt County Fair ALL DAY on Saturday, August 17th. Tune in, or maybe we'll see you there!
Disabilities can be temporary or permanent; they can happen instantly or gradually. There are a variety of services and programs available for persons with disabilities, and a new Community Disability Resource Guide has been developed by Tri-County independent Living with up to date contact information.
"Our staff developed this booklet partially based on information and questions we receive from people who call our office," Tri-County Independent Living Executive Director Chris Jones said. "Now the contact information to get answers to many disability-related questions can be found in one place," she added, referring to the new Community Disability Resource Guide.
The 12-page Guide provides contact information for a variety of disability-related services and programs, including sections about caregivers, children with disabilities, educational opportunities, equipment to help with mobility, legal services, medical care, service/companion animals, transportation, and veterans services. It is written in 14-point font making it accessible for the vision-impaired.
"The alphabetical guide to services, programs, and resources is designed to assist persons who have disability-related questions about what is available," Jones said. These questions may come from the person with a disability, a caregiver, family member, or friend.
Hard copies of the Community Disability Resource Guide are available at the Tri-County Independent Living office, 2822 Harris Street in Eureka. The Guide can also be downloaded in PDF format from the Tri-County Independent Living website www.tilinet.org. Click the information tab on the home page, then look under the download section on the right hand side of the page.
Call (707) 445-8404 for more information.
The County of Humboldt is inviting citizens to participate in a series of meetings this summer on the 2014 Housing Element Update. The purpose of the meetings will be to get input on the draft Housing Element, which analyzes existing and projected housing needs, prior to taking it to the Planning Commission. The County intends each of these meetings to be brainstorming sessions, which will begin to lay the foundation of the draft Housing Element.
The following are some questions to be discussed at the meetings:
- What are your ideas for housing policy changes?
- How can we encourage housing development into the future?
- What could we do to make second units more feasible?
- Are there incentives the County should put into place to help create housing in commercial areas?
Meeting Sites and Times
|Prosperity Center, 520 E Street, Eureka||Southern Humboldt (Location TBD)|
|July 24 – 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Aug. 14 – 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Sept. 4 – 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
|Aug. 28 – 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. (tentative)
*The County will give two week's notice once a site and time is determined
The meeting agendas and discussion materials will be sent out one week ahead of time. Background information that will be covered in the meetings includes the following:
- Overview of Housing Element Update timeline and process
- Updated 2010 data and information
- Updated State Laws – four new in 2012
- Proposed updated Regional Housing Needs Allocation (RHNA) numbers
- Proposed updated land inventory, adding rural residential
- Martin Slough Interceptor Schedule
- Phase II Affordable Housing – add in all proposed Multi-Family sites
If you have questions you may contact Michael Richardson at 707-268-3723, mrichardson -at- co.humboldt.ca.us, or Paula Mushrush:pmushrush -at- co.humboldt.ca.us.
Thank you for the wonderful support we've received during our five day pledge drive! Thanks to our listeners for the great response to our idea of a short, focused, and informative pledge drive. As of Friday night, August 30, KMUD has received pledges and donations totalling over $30,000. Thanks to the many volunteers who helped by answering phones, bringing meals, and giving general support to a hard working staff. Thanks to all the programmers who stepped up to create topical shows. Thanks to the many businesses who donated gift certificates and other items we could use as incentives for listeners. It really does take a whole community to keep our community radio station going!
Minimum-security inmate who walked away from Pelican Bay State Prison is apprehended
CRESCENT CITY – Pelican Bay State Prison's Crisis Response Team apprehended inmate Tore Digirolamo, 44, on July 15 at approximately 7:30 p.m. Digirolamo had walked away from the prison's Minimum Support Facility (MSF) earlier yesterday.
Pelican Bay administrators had initiated its escape apprehension procedures after the inmate was found missing from his assigned bunk in the MSF dorm.
The Del Norte County Sheriff's Office, the California Highway Patrol, the Crescent City Police Department and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife helped Pelican Bay officers in the search for the missing inmate, who was found hiding in the nearby woods.
Digirolamo was received from Los Angeles County on July 7, 2011 with a four-year sentence for second-degree burglary.
He was returned to Pelican Bay without incident and was re-housed in the Administrative Segregation Unit. The Del Norte County District Attorney's office was notified.
As of 2012 there have been 19,342 escapes from adult prisons, camps, and in-state contract beds since 1977. Of those escapes, 19,059 (98.5 percent) have been apprehended as of December 31, 2012.
The above is a press release from California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation
Minimum-security inmate walks away from Pelican Bay State Prison
Crescent City – An inmate walked away from Pelican Bay State Prison's Minimum Support Facility (MSF) this afternoon.
Inmate Tore Digirolamo, 44, was found missing from his assigned bunk in the MSF dorm.
Digirolamo is a white male with brown hair and brown eyes. He is 5' 6" and weighs 193 pounds.
Digirolamo was received from Los Angeles County on July 7, 2011 with a four-year sentence for second-degree burglary.
Pelican Bay State Prison has initiated its escape apprehension procedures and is working with local law enforcement officials to apprehend the escapee. Anyone who may know the whereabouts of this inmate is asked to call (707) 465-1280 or call 911.
The above information is from a press release from California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, July 15, 2013
The Humboldt County Library has expanded its services by providing downloadable e-books and audiobooks through Overdrive: Library To Go. Library cardholders can check out and download digital media anytime, anywhere by going to the Library website at www.humlib.org and clicking on eBooks or by going directly to downloads.northnetlibs.org
The Humboldt County Library, in partnership with other Northern California public libraries, shares the Overdrive: Library To Gowebsite to provide a varied selection of digital resources accessible with a public library card. Thousands of titles are available for checkout to all member libraries but once logged into this site with a Humboldt County Library card number, patrons are provided with an additional selection of e-books available only to Humboldt County residents.
"I have been an advocate for digital resource sharing among our library consortium for many years and it was finally made possible through collaboration and an agreement to share the costs among the membership" said Library Director Victor Zazueta. "The greatest thing about Overdrive is that it is available 24/7 and suitable for today's mobile devices."
The Humboldt County Library has many other free programs, databases and services available. For more information regarding Overdrive or other Library services please visit the website at www.humlib.org or contact the Reference Desk at 707-269-1905.
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Reminder: Final Week to Vote in Congressman Huffman's Landscape Photography Competition
WASHINGTON—This is the last week to vote in Congressman Jared Huffman's Landscape Photography Competition, which features photos of the second Congressional District of California, spanning from the Golden Gate Bridge to the Oregon border.
"I've received over 200 photos of what is undoubtedly the most beautiful Congressional District in the nation," Congressman Huffman said. "Voting ends this Thursday and I look forward to seeing the winning photos."
· Constituents should visit Congressman Huffman's Facebook page and "like" their favorite photos. The two winning photographs will determined by most Facebook "likes."
· Voting will close on Thursday, July 18 at Noon PT, and the top two winning photographs will be announced later that day.
· Each photograph will be published as Congressman Huffman's official Twitter header photo and Facebook cover photo for three months apiece.
· Authors will retain copyright. By submitting a photo, authors are giving the office of Congressman Huffman permission to use said photo on the official Facebook, Twitter, and Website.
For a high-res version of the above graphic, click HERE.
Mari Wilson, Humboldt County Assessor, is pleased to inform the public that the 2013-2014 assessment roll has been completed. The values are now available on the County website at http://www.co.humboldt.ca.us/assessor/assessment-inquiry.html. Assessments can be searched by parcel number, assessment number, or street address.
Here's the July 15, 2013 press release from the Assessor's office:
2013-2014 ASSESSED VALUE NOTICES
Thanks to the work of the dedicated staff of the Assessor's Office, Mari Wilson, Humboldt County Assessor, is pleased to inform the public that the 2013-2014 assessment roll has been completed. The values are now available on the County website at http://www.co.humboldt.ca.us/assessor/assessment-inquiry.html. Assessments can be searched by parcel number, assessment number, or street address.
Since 2011 the Assessor's Office has been providing assessed value notices to owners of real and personal property via the county website. This has reduced the staff time and cost of printing and mailing. Changes in value might occur because the current real estate climate has reduced the market value of the property below its Proposition 13 factored base year value, ownership changes, new construction, construction in progress, business property assessments, and restricted value of property under the Williamson Act or TPZ.
Property owners without access to the county website can obtain a printed value notice by calling the Assessor's Office at 445-7663 or toll free (866) 240-0485 and requesting a notice be sent to them. Owners can also make written request to Assessor Mari Wilson, 825 5th Street, Room 300, Eureka, CA 95501 or come to that location to request a notice in person. This contact information can also be used for any questions you have regarding your assessed values.
In addition to value information the website offers maps, frequently used forms, and links to property tax information.