"We've Exhausted Our Leads"

The local search and rescue teams and the Sheriff’s department posse are packing up and heading home after searching for two days for Robert Firestone, an elderly man. “We’ve done a really thorough search but patients with dementia don’t follow a set pattern,” says Diana Totten a member of Southern Humboldt Technical Rescue. “We’ve walked every stretch of road from

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Searchers Spread Out Looking for Robert Firestone, Missing Since Late Monday

Again today volunteers and sheriff’s officers will be searching for Robert Firestone an 82 year old man from Garberville. Twenty to Thirty trained search and rescue personnel  including Southern Humboldt Technical Rescue and Humboldt County Sheriff’s Posse, and the California Rescue Dog crew and others expect to expand their area of search today.  There is even hope that an airplane might

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Missing Person

An elderly man, Robert Firestone, is missing from a care home in Garberville.  The Sheriff’s office received a report at 11 this morning. According to local resident Sandra Bonham, ” At 5:30 this evening …, there were numerous Sheriff vehicles including a large van and some mounted on horse staged down at the Renner fueling station in Garberville. Also there

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Humboldt Drops in the Pot Capital Standings

Last year Eureka/Arcata was number one in The Daily Beasts lists of the pot capitals of the United States.  This year we’re only number ten. I could expend a lot of angst and hand-wringing on this.  (Cue emotional questions–Has the glut on the market unseated Humboldt?  Will we ever regain our preeminence?)  My heart sank along with Humboldt’s standings as

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Bust in Benbow?

UPDATE 9:22: Ernie’s story of the raid at his neighbors plus an account of an earlier neighbor’s propensity to get wild with bullets… UPDATE 5:50: The Humboldt CO. Drug Task Force served the search warrant with an assist from the Humboldt CO. Sheriffs Dept. UPDATE 4:49: The bust is happening at the green house at the bottom of Blue Rock

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Tax Day Protests at Bank of America in Eureka (& I Didn't Even Get A Lousy T-Shirt But I Did Get Some Good Photos)

Yesterday’s demonstration in front of Eureka’s Bank of America was part of a nationwide effort by MoveOn.org to bring attention to the fact their belief that corporations don’t pay their fair share of the taxes.  It began at 4:30 and lasted roughly an hour.  Protester Bruce Edwards who took these photos said, It went peacefully, with a count of, I

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