Robert Cogen: He Created a Piece of Humboldt's History

Zoologist, writer, eco-tour owner, scuba diving instructor and top marijuana defense lawyer Robert Cogen (right) works with his assistant putting together complicated stained glass creations in his Eureka studio. [Photos by Kym Kemp.] Slender, with a body twisted like a weak vine around a strong inner core of determination, Eureka resident Robert Cogen inches his way from his home to

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MCSO: CHP Officer Shoots Armed Suspect

Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office press release: On 11-15-2014 at 4:53 PM Deputies from the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to reports of an armed individual threatening people in the area of Road D and Webb Ranch Road in Redwood Valley, California. Upon arriving in the area Deputies spoke with witnesses who identified Timothy Abshire has having brandished a rifle

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Grassland: The New Yorker Unveils Humboldt's Cannabis Culture

Humboldt unveiled in The New Yorker‘s Photo Booth section. The New Yorker just published a photo piece with lush images from Grassland, a book about–what else?—marijuana in Humboldt County. There’s just a short paragraph of writing but a dozen images rich with the sensory experiences of cannabis culture accompany the feature. Want to see the spread? Go here.  Want to see

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Survivorman Not Sure He'll Survive Pot Farms, Meth Labs and Rain

Screenshot from Stroud’s Facebook page. [Snapped of a photo taken from here.] Les Stroud, host of Survivorman, is having trouble with what Humboldt folks call normal life. (Remember, he’s up here shooting an episode of his show.) This morning, he wrote on his Facebook page, well – I’m [in] Hoopa California in the mountains trying to shoot this episode – and

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We Live in Heaven: A Time-lapse Video

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xEBDEcN-m6k] With a click of the arrow above. much of the beauty of Humboldt–compressed and collapsed into less than five minutes–flows across the screen. (The starry skies in the last half of the video are particularly vivid.) Photographer/videographer Ryan Johnson  began working on this project about six months ago. He believes he took over 10,000 photos in his effort

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