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Grand Jury report: ‘Raw, disturbing’ child abuse issues probed

Grand Jury report: ‘Raw, disturbing’ child abuse issues probed

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – Humboldt County’s Grand Jury has released an annual report that delves into child welfare issues that are “raw, disturbing and should be of concern to all members of our community.” Protecting children from abuse and responding to it were main investigative items in the report, which was released

County supervisors: Emergency response fixes lack funding

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – Humboldt County’s Board of Supervisors agrees with a Grand Jury finding that the county’s headquarters for disaster response is “housed within a Cold War bomb shelter that was never intended for use as an emergency operations center” but funding is an obstacle to addressing it. Responses to the

Humboldt’s airports slack on safety, repairs

Paul Mann Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – Murray Field’s used landing beacon is not adjusted to the correct angle and it can momentarily blind pilots as they land at night. Pilots and neighboring homeowners have made the Humboldt County Department of Public Works aware of the danger, but the beacon has not been replaced. Murray’s

Grand Jury report: Realignment data needed

The county’s Grand Jury has released its annual report and it calls for improved assessment of the impacts of AB109, the state’s public safety realignment law. Inspection of jail facilities is a boilerplate aspect of annual Grand Jury work and this year’s report includes discussion of a new trend – the county jail is housing

Applicants sought for Grand Jury

The Superior Court of California, County of Humboldt is now accepting applications from individuals interested in serving on the Humboldt County Civil Grand Jury for Fiscal Year  2013-14. The Civil Grand Jury consists of 19 citizens who investigate citizen complaints relating to local government agencies and non-profit organizations that receive public funding.  It is an

Grand Jury Faults DA Office, Gallegos Responds – October 2, 2010

The Grand Jury’s recommendations to fix the alleged problems include creating a grant management committee, implementing revision of the county’s nepotism policy, establishing an ordinance that sets a definite schedule for employee evaluations and demanding that Gallegos “recognize the ongoing responsibility of his department to abide by the administrative, finance and personnel policies of the county.”