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Arcata-area Road Work Planned – March 17, 2010

Eureka – Caltrans announced today that roadwork has been scheduled for Saturday, March 20, on Routes 101 and 299 near Arcata in Humboldt County. Westbound Route 299 will be closed at the southbound Route 101 onramp from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM for repairs to the bridge approach.  Motorists can use Route 200 (North Bank

Blue Lake Burglar Sentenced – March 17, 2010

The Humboldt County District Attorney’s Office reported today that Robert Louis Huntzinger, 28, of Blue Lake, was sentenced on March 16, 2010, to a prison term of 7 years and 4 months, for multiple offenses, namely: a single count of first degree residential burglary, two counts of receiving stolen property, and possession of heroin. Mr. Huntzinger

Suspects in Custody – March 17, 2010

HUMBOLDT – Humboldt County Sheriff’s detectives arrested one suspect Friday and another Saturday in connection to the homicide of Jerry George. Detectives sought and obtained $500,000 arrest warrants for Kenneth Loren Johnson, 44, of Eureka, and Jan Marie David-Devore, 47, of Arcata. Both were wanted for alleged conspiracy, accessory and the destruction of evidence. Johnson,

Paul Hagen's Campaign Announcement – March 17, 2010

EUREKA – District Attorney Candidate Paul Hagen held a press conference and reception Friday, March 12 at the Eureka Woman’s Club. “I love Humboldt County and I want to use my proven ability and experience to protect Humboldt County’s future,” said Hagen.  “I have a vision for how the DA’s office can serve the people

Gallegos Seeking Re-election – March 17, 2010

Kevin L. Hoover Eye Editor HUMBOLDT – The field of candidates for Humboldt County District Attorney swelled to four over the weekend with back-to-back announcements by incumbent DA Paul Gallegos and former Deputy DA, now private attorney Allison Jackson. The Gallegos event was held Friday at the former 321 Coffee shop in Old Town Eureka,

Burglary Report Leads APD to Grow – March 10, 2010

Through the service of the search warrant, officers learned that the marijuana was illegally being grown inside the residence. Over 50 growing marijuana plants and several pounds of dried / processed marijuana were seized. The Humboldt County Drug Task Force was contacted and assisted with the investigation. No arrests were made at the time of the search warrant service.

Panhandling Ordinance OK’d for Introduction – March 10, 2010 (Updated, with corrections)

Attorney Nancy Diamond said that the ordinance’s language had withstood legal challenges. She noted that during the City’s consideration of cannabis laws, threats of litigation had also been made, but never materialized. Similar suggestions of impending have been made during consideration of water fluoridation, homelessness, various housing projects and innumerable other matters.