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Fire destroys home south of Eureka on Wednesday

Humboldt TSAn Elk River Road man left for a bicycle ride Monday morning and when he returned at about 11:30 a.m., he found his home on fire, according to fire officials at the scene.
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More than 900 without power in Old Town Eureka on Wednesday afternoon

Humboldt TSAccording to Pacific Gas and Electric Co., more than 900 customers lost power in Eureka Wednesday at around 4:05 p.m., for unknown reasons. Jana Morris, PG&E spokeswoman, said the outage appears to mostly have affected customers in the
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Eureka council moves forward on medical marijuana ordinance; limit on number of dispensaries undetermined

Humboldt TSThe Eureka City Council moved forward with the medical marijuana ordinance Tuesday night, sending it to the Eureka Planning Commission without specifying a cap on the number of dispensaries.
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Two armed robberies in Eureka Monday may be latest in apparent spree

Humboldt TSTwo Eureka businesses were robbed at gunpoint on Monday, and the crimes may have been committed by the same person, according to the Eureka Police Department.
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Vampire Hands and Daughters of the Sun Hit Eureka In May

Two popular local psych rock bands, Vampire Hands and Daughters of the Sun, are preparing to leave on a massive month and a half tour of the US.
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Car Winds Up In Bay

On March 4, Easter Sunday, at about 8 a.m., the Eureka Police Department received a report of a partially submerged vehicle in Humboldt Bay under the Samoa Bridge.  EPD responded to the scene along with the Eureka Fire Department.

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Horizon Air Offers One-Day Discount Fare To Humboldt County

Horizon Air and Alaska Airlines announce today’s “National Parks Mystery Discount” cities are Arcata/Eureka, Calif. (Redwood) and Mammoth and Fresno, Calif. (both for Yosemite).

Here’s how it works:

  • Each day, from April 5 through April 9, 2010, fares to two or more national park gateway cities will be discounted 15 percent for ticket purchases made within 24 hours of when the discount is offered.
  • New featured cities will be revealed daily at 12:01 a.m. Pacific time each day from April 5 through April 9, 2010, at and, and will be available for the next 24 hours.

“Horizon Air’s limited-time special discounts will encourage folks to experience the natural treasures of national parks on our route system,” said Dan Russo, Horizon Air’s vice president of marketing and communications. “With just 24 hours to act on or, travelers shouldn’t hesitate to grab one of these great deals.”

Today’s mystery sale discounts are valid for travel between April 16 and June 13, 2010.

Horizon serves 48 cities throughout Arizona, California, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Baja California Sur (Mexico), and British Columbia and Alberta (Canada). Together, Horizon Air and Alaska Airlines serve more than 90 cities and are subsidiaries of Alaska Air Group, Inc. (NYSE:ALK).

* DISCOUNT RULES: Valid for a 15% discount on the base fare (before taxes) of published regular fares for the applicable day’s discounted destination(s) when purchased online at or only. Discount is valid for 24 hours from time it is released. Offer not valid for travel from Hawaii, Mexico or Prudhoe Bay, Alaska. Travel Dates: Travel must take place between April 16 and June 13, 2010. Additional Fees Not Included in the Discount: U.S. Airport Facility Charges of up to $9 (amount depends on itinerary), Federal Segment Tax of $3.70 per segment and U.S. Security Fee of $2.50 per enplanement. All taxes and fees shown are based on one-way travel and may be doubled if traveling roundtrip. Other Important Information: Tickets are nonrefundable, but can be changed for a $75 fee when changes are made online at or ($100 when changes are made through our reservation call centers or ticket counters) and any applicable changes in fare. Seats are limited and may not be available on all flights or all days. All fares, taxes, and fees, shown in USD, are subject to change without notice and other restrictions apply. A $15 charge will apply to the first checked bag. A second bag may be checked for $25. Additional fees apply to check more than two bags or overweight or oversized items. Complete fare rules available at and

Search for new fire chief proceeding

Humboldt HThe search for a new Little Lake Fire Chief is involving a veritable who’s who in area firefighting. Acting Chief Jim Robertson has recruited fire chiefs from the Ukiah to Eureka to help test the mettle of the five applicants.
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Show me the Home Depot

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[Guest post by Kathy Srabian.]

Home Depot was feeling good in 2005. CEO Bob Nardelli was seeing unlimited growth for the nationwide chain.

In 2006 Eureka hears that Home Depot wants to sit in the proposed “Marina Center” development. The dust raises as locals begin to argue. It gets so thick that no one notices Home Depot has probably lost interest.

Times changed and Mr. Nardelli — with his vision of unlimited growth — was replaced by a new CEO in January of 2007. The new chief, Frank Blake, issued the following statement:

“By building fewer stores, in the best locations, and making sure our existing stores are profitable, our company will be in a much stronger competitive position.”

The Associated Press reported that “Home Depot said it will no longer pursue opening the roughly 50 U.S. stores in its new store pipeline, in some cases for more than 10 years.”

The Home Depot that said they were coming to Eureka is not the Home Depot of today.

  • 2007 Home Depot waves goodbye to CEO Nardelli, who ran the company during the proposal to locate in Eureka.
  • 2007 Home Depot sells their wholesale construction supply business.
  • 2008 Home Depot says it’s closing 15 underperforming stores and scuttling earlier plans to open 50 others.
  • 2009 Home Depot cuts 7,000 jobs, closes 34 Expo Design Centers, 5 Yardbird Store, and 7 bath remodeling businesses.
  • 2008-2009 Home Depot closes 54 stores nationwide.
  • 2010 Home Depot closes 3 stores; announces 1,000 layoffs

The “Marina Center” has become synonymous with “Home Depot.” But do you really think Home Depot is coming here? Convince me with something other than a 2006 North Coast Journal or a pastel picture from the Marina Center website.

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Daly’s employees gather for semi-annual lunch

Humboldt TSEUREKA — The semi-annual gathering of former Daly’s Department Stores employees will be held on April 15, at the Eureka Elks Lodge at noon. Lunch will be served, followed by announcements and a presentation update about the lives of
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Arcata police consider theater robbery connections

Humboldt TSInvestigators with the Arcata Police Department are working to determine if there is a link between Saturday’s Minor Theatre robbery and a string of armed robberies in Eureka.
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Eureka City Council to discuss budget options, marijuana ordinance; funding of county Visitors Bureau also on agenda

Humboldt TSThe Eureka City Council will be reviewing the proposed fire assessment district and marijuana ordinance tonight, along with a funding agreement that helps promote local tourism.
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Trial for James Robert Stanko continued to May in 2009 Eureka stabbing

Humboldt TSThe jury trial for James Robert Stanko, who faces charges of murder and armed robbery, was moved to May in a trial confirmation hearing on Monday. Humboldt County public defender Ken Robinson submitted a motion Monday to continue Stanko’s trial,
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Humboldt County Republicans to honor Muriel Dinsmore

Humboldt TSMuriel Dinsmore will be the honoree at the Humboldt County Republican Party’s annual Republican of the Year celebration at the Ingomar Club in Eureka on Saturday.
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Vehicle found submerged in Humboldt Bay was stolen

Humboldt TSThe Eureka Police Department has determined that a vehicle found submerged in Humboldt Bay under the Samoa Bridge on Sunday was stolen. EPD received a report of the partially submerged vehicle at about 8 a.
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