Author Archives: Jack Durham

‘Revolving door’ of arrests and releases

By Daniel Mintz Press Reporter   Midway into its second year, the county’s prison/jail realignment program has increased rehabilitation assistance but law enforcement officials have said it’s also led to increases in crime. So far the evidence is anecdotal. City and county police officials have told reporters that since realignment started in October of 2011,

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Local options for renting movies

Elizabeth Alves: I never miss your weekly comments and enjoy them immensely. Thank you for your informative My Side of the Street columns. In the Jan 30 Press you talked about the convenience of streaming videos and the mismanagement of Netflix when they doubled their prices back in 2011. I am still mad at Netflix

MY SIDE OF THE STREET: There’s nothing simple about public schools

It’s interesting how emotional people become about local schools, even people who don’t have children or other close relatives attending them. When the McKinleyville Unified School District decided to open a Spanish immersion program at Morris School, there was a great deal of protest by those without a direct stake in the outcome. Perhaps they



Happy Valentines Day to everyone’s McKinleyville Sweetheart, Eleanor “Gram” Sullivan! – Love from your fans!   ♠  ♠  ♠ I am snickelfritz crazy for you Matt! Here’s to our 1 year anniversary!  I love you, Julie   ♠  ♠  ♠ Mr. B, Fourteen happy years, three kids, and countless gray hairs (mostly yours!);  proof positive

TRINIDAD NOTES: Art, music and more

Coming up at the Westhaven Center for the Arts is Women’s Music Night with Lizzie and the Moonbeams on Saturday, Feb. 23 at 7 p.m.  The evening also will feature Deb Kallish from the Interfaith Gospel Choir. The following day, Sunday, February 24, Lizzie Gahm will present a songwriting workshop from 10 a.m. to 1

Westhaven Center adds musician in residence

By Janine Volkmar Special To The Press   Joe Garceau is the new musician in residence at the Westhaven Center for the Arts. “Joe just seemed a natural, because he’s so prolific,” said Maria Bartlett.  Bartlett is an advisory board member of the center and the organizer of the women’s music nights and songwriting workshops