Nurses Picket St. Joe’s

Photo by Mark Ahrens An estimated 200 people showed up to show support for the local RN’s in their picket of St. Joesph’s Hospital in Eureka.  This protest was part of a coordinated effort by nurses at locations in Apple Valley, Petaluma, Santa Rosa, and Eureka. This part of what nurses characterized as an effort to protect patients by bringing in more staff

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Perilous Plunge Bobs Up and Down

All photos provided by Mark Larson of Mark Larson Photography. This weekend’s event to raise money for the Discovery Museum, the Perilous Plunge, brought in $10,000 less than last year. In spite of the shortfall, museum director Lynn Langdon says, “We consider it a success…The community came out in a big way…This gets the word out in a big way.”

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Humboldt Co. Approves Contract Terms with Homecare Workers

The County provides some people with disabilities and some seniors with in-home health care services. The approximately 1500 home health care workers in Humboldt Co. make about $8 per hour without benefits. For over a year they’ve been asking for the county to raise their wages.  Humboldt Co. Press Release: The Humboldt County Board of Supervisors, acting in its role as

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Suddenlink Vandalized Again

See previous post here. Press Release: On 03-12-2013 just after midnight the Sheriff’s Office received a telephone call from a Supervisor for Suddenlink, regarding vandalism again to their telephone/cable/internet service. The location of the vandalism to the Fiber Optic Cable was located approximately 2/10 of a mile north of the south Weymouth Bluff Road on Blue Slide Road, Ferndale. An

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Extreme Weather Shelter to Open in McKinleyville

Press Release: A consortium of public and private organizations including several area churches, in cooperation with by the Family Resource Center, has successfully arranged to have Extreme Weather Shelter in McKinleyville during the winter. The shelter system will provide indoor shelter for homeless individuals during extreme and potentially fatal weather conditions.   “The McKinleyville Family Resource Center (FRC) and local

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