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UPDATED: Deputies guard firefighters as they douse blaze in Manila

UPDATED: Deputies guard firefighters as they douse blaze in Manila

UPDATE AT 11:39 a.m. Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office On Friday, Aug. 18 at about 9:30 a.m., a male subject living in Manila phoned the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office requesting a deputy and medical assistance. He said he had been assaulted at his home in Manila by an unknown subject. The victim said he believed the suspect

‘Housing first’ shift for winter shelter program

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – The “housing first” approach to reducing homelessness has reshaped Humboldt County’s winter shelter program, which is now focusing on permanent housing. At its April 18 meeting, the county’s Board of Supervisors was updated on the winter shelter program. Health and Human Services Director Connie Beck told supervisors that

Jail called no place for the mentally ill

Paul Mann Mad River Union EUREKA – County law enforcement and mental health officials say multi-pronged action is needed to keep the mentally ill out of jail in favor of medical treatment and stable living conditions. By default, they underscore, society has allowed jails to become unsuitable mental health service providers. What sufferers desperately need

McKinleyville seeks solutions to homeless problem

Jack Durham Mad River Union McKINLEYVILLE – Scruffy people walking through neighborhoods at night yelling at themselves. Grown men, high on meth, riding children’s bikes and peeking into car windows. Druggies slumped over in bushes, discarded syringes nearby. These are some of the scenes in McKinleyville that have residents upset and concerned. Although there are

Video shows squalor of muddy homeless camp in Eureka

Mad River Union EUREKA – An activist has released a video taken last Sunday, Oct. 30 which shows the squalor and misery of living conditions in a city sanctioned homeless camp along the waterfront in Eureka. The video, by Nezzie Wade of Affordable Homeless Housing Alternatives, was taken during a calm between rainstorms. The camp

Supes settling on ‘Housing First’ approach

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – Humboldt County and the City of Eureka have agreed to jointly implement a so-called “housing first” approach to addressing homelessness, with both approving resolutions to that effect. A joint resolution to support a housing first homelessness reduction plan from the Sacramento-based Focus Strategies firm was approved by the

Split on homeless strategy

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – The City of Eureka and the County of Humboldt are jointly considering a new homelessness reduction plan, but the city’s strategies veer away from the plan’s recommendations. The vexing issue of addressing homelessness was explored in a first-time-ever joint meeting of the Eureka City Council and the county’s

McKMAC to hold special meeting on homeless plan

McKINLEYVLLE TAKES UP HOMELESS PLAN The McKinleyville Municipal Advisory Committee (McKMAC) will hold a special meeting Wednesday, Feb. 17 to discuss the joint Humboldt County/City of Eureka homeless plan. The meeting begins at 6 p.m. at the Azalea Conference Center, located at the rear of McKinleyville Middle School on Central Avenue and Railroad Drive. The

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