Author Archives: Jack Durham

County Invites Renewed IHSS Negotiations

As county In Home Supportive Services (IHSS) workers continue to rally for a wage increase, one supervisor has invited them to return to the negotiating table. The workers’ advocacy for a salary beyond minimum wage has been ongoing and reached a peak with a well-attended rally held outside the county administrative building before the Feb.

Sandra’s secret stash revealed

  During a traffic stop last week in McKinleyville, deputies found a woman in possession of a big bag of marijuana, a stolen check, stolen credit cards, industrial copper wire and large bolt cutters. On Tuesday, Feb. 6 at aboput 4 a.m. two Humboldt County Sheriff’s Deputies on patrol in McKinleyville stopped a 1995 black

Man punches sleeping woman

  The Sheriff’s Department is looking for a suspect who allegedly awoke a woman in Trinidad, punched her in the face and threatened to kill her. Before this violent episode erupted, authorities were already looking for the suspect so he could be arrested on warrants alleging possession of a controlled substance and receiving stolen property.

Man stabbed in dark garage

A McKinleyville man was stabbed in the back when he entered a dark garage to retrieve a bicycle last week. The stabbing took place at one of McKinleyville’s notorious drug houses from hell, located in the 1100 block of Forson Road. Deputies learned about the stabbing on Sunday, Feb. 3, at about 10:30 p.m. while

OBITUARIES: Barker, Jackson

Donald Richard Daniels Donald Richard Daniels passed away on Sunday, Jan. 27 2013 at Shasta Regional Medical Center in Redding, Calif. after a sudden and brief illness; he was 73 years old. Don was born in Glendale, Calif., on July 20, 1939 to Harold and Marjory Daniels, where he joined his older brother Bill. The

Health Studies Snubbed in General Plan Update

By Daniel Mintz Press Reporter   A majority of the Board of Supervisors has rejected the idea of using health impact studies to guide transportation planning decisions. Supervisors considered the relevancy of health impact assessments when they reviewed the update’s Circulation Element at a Jan. 28 update hearing. Most supervisors agreed that mention of health

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Bank record reality check

Editor: “Feds plan to save a billion over 10 years” caught my eye (Jan. 23, 2013 editon of the McKinleyville Press.) Ironically they also plan to wastefully spend Trillions over the next 10 years. But banks have already saved over a billion in the past 10 years using Federal Check 21 substitute checks, a law

Planning Commission Changes Further

By Daniel Mintz Press Reporter   The effects of recent elections are intensifying, with the county’s Planning Commission shifting toward landowner and developer interests. Alan Bongio’s appointment to the commission by Supervisor Rex Bohn reflects a political platform shared by a majority of the Board of Supervisors. Bongio is a building contractor who has represented

Tourism District to Launch New Marketing

By Daniel Mintz Press Reporter   The local tourism industry saw growth in 2012 and funding from a recently-launched Tourism Business Improvement District will pay for a new marketing effort. Staff of the county’s Convention and Visitors Bureau described moderate growth of hotel room occupancy, room rates and Transient Occupancy Tax (TOT) collection rates at