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Eureka City Council to discuss budget

Humboldt TSThe Eureka City Council will hold a budget workshop meeting Tuesday to discuss various department finances. The council will receive presentations regarding the departments of engineering, public works and community development.
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Republicans draw Dems to dinner

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[Guest post from Tokyo Rose.]

There were a number of Democrats at the Republican Central Committee’s Annual Dinner on April 10th, honoring Muriel Dinsmore. Some of them clearly came in support of the Republican of the Year, while others seemed to be more interested in promoting themselves.

Current Eureka Mayor, Virginia Bass, presented a proclamation to Muriel and praised her as a classy and gracious lady. The other supervisorial candidate, Jeff Leonard, and his dad, were also present, though noticeably uninterested in Virginia’s presentation of the City of Eureka proclamation.

Current Supervisor Jimmy Smith came with a proclamation for Muriel and was warm and gracious to all.

Kathleen Bryson, one of the four Democratic candidates for District Attorney, was also in attendance. She, like both the Leonards, spent most of the evening working the room for money and votes.

The only notable Republican candidate was some earnest young guy, whose name I can’t remember, challenging Congressman Mike Thompson.

Rob Arkley gave the keynote speech. It was moderate in tone and he actually praised Nancy Pelosi for her political skill. Though he doesn’t support the health insurance reform bills, he acknowledged her success in getting them passed. Give him credit for being willing to recognize talent.

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Annual ‘Walk MS’ planned next weekend at Eureka High

Humboldt TSEUREKA — The Northern California chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society will hold its annual “Walk MS: Eureka” at Eureka High School on Saturday.
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Tyson ruling appealed

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Eureka City Manager Dave Tyson won’t be getting off so easy.

A court ruling dismissing Tyson from a major harassment lawsuit against him and the city has been appealed by attorneys for former EPD dispatcher Tawnie Hansen.  The appeal was filed Thursday.

Humboldt County Superior Court judge John Feeney dismissed Tyson from personal liability in the case in January, but cleared the way for Hansen’s case to proceed against the city.

The lawsuit is based on an anonymous blog allegedly run from inside the Eureka Police Dept. that peddled salacious gossip about an alleged affair between Hansen and Police Chief Garr Nielsen.  Both have denied the rumors.

Hansen alleges that Tyson failed to prevent the workplace harassment by pursuing an over-broad “global investigation” that effectively buried her complaints, and that Tyson aided and abetted the harassment.  She is seeking $1.4 million in damages.

An earlier lawsuit was settled when another former dispatcher, DeeDee Wilson, agreed to pay Hansen $10,000 following allegations of libel and intentional infliction of emotional distress.

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Dinner, auction to benefit Triumphant Life Camp

Humboldt TSEUREKA — The annual dinner/auction to benefit Triumphant Life Camp will be held on April 17 at the First Covenant Church Fellowship Hall, 2526 J St.
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Eureka City Council to issue eight liens to three property owners

Humboldt TSThe Eureka City Council recently approved the issuing of liens and special assessments on eight properties for unpaid fines related to building code, safety and zoning violations.
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Two rescued by Coast Guard off Humboldt County

Two fishermen are being cared for in a Eureka hospital after Coast Guard helicopter crews rescued them off the Humboldt County coast.
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Arrests made at Broadway Motel

Humboldt BOn the morning of Thursday, April 1, Officers with the Eureka Police Department’s Problem Oriented Policing (POP) Unit served search warrants at two rooms in a motel in the 2200 block of Broadway.
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Redwood Tole Folk gives art scholarships

Humboldt TSEUREKA — Redwood Tole Folk is sponsoring two $500 art scholarships for the 2010-2011 school year. The first award is the 15th annual college art scholarship and the second is the fifth annual Irene Manning Memorial Art Scholarship, given in
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Family Arts Day delves into song and science

Humboldt TSEUREKA — KEET-TV invites families to “The Music Instinct: Science & Song” on Saturday from 2 to 4 p.m. during Family Arts Day at the Morris Graves Museum of Art, 636 F St.
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Eureka Police Department continues search for suspect in six armed robberies

Humboldt TSThe sixth armed robbery in less than two weeks hit Eureka early Wednesday morning, but this time the robber did not disguise himself. Witnesses and police have identified the suspect of Wednesday morning’s robbery as Ezra Williams, 25, of
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Eureka Fire Department beats back Victorian blaze

Humboldt TSFirefighters were able to knock down a potentially major house fire on E Street in Eureka on Wednesday night, sparing the structure from significant damage.
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STATUS REPORT: Marina Center

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Real-Clean-up The controversial Marina Center development is being stalled by the project applicants who are stonewalling the California Coastal Commission.  Such was the report from city staff to the Eureka City Council Tuesday night.

City Planner Sidnie Olson assured the council that Marina Center is “not dead” and “will be back.”

City Manager Dave Tyson said the city is still negotiating with the State Lands Commission to resolve jurisdictional concerns over the project location site.

Meanwhile, new bumper stickers are floating around E-Town calling for a real clean-up of the site rather than a cover-up. To get yours send a self-addressed stamped envelope to CREG, P.O. Box 738, Eureka, CA 95502.

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Rosarian reviews ABCs of roses

Humboldt TSEUREKA — The monthly meeting of the Humboldt Rose Society will take place tonight at Christ Episcopal Church, 15th and H streets, beginning with the call to order at 7 p.
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Kayaker to talk about paddling in California

Humboldt TSEUREKA — Bryant Burkhardt will be the guest speaker at Explore North Coast’s member night meeting at 6 p.m. Monday at the Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, 921 Waterfront Drive.
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