Information from a from the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office press release, dated Sept., 25, 2012 indicates:
The Humboldt County Sheriff's Office is continuing to search for Katherine “Kathy” Gillham who is considered a high risk missing person. Sheriff’s Office Detectives continue to follow up on leads and consider this case a high priority. Her disappearance is considered suspicious and out of character. The Sheriff's Office requests citizens continue to look for her vehicle and call 911 if they see it. Her vehicle is a 2004 Charcoal Gray Mitsubishi Endeavor SUV, California 6UXE841. She is believed to have traveled State Route 199 from Grants Pass, Oregon to U.S. 101 to Big Lagoon, Humboldt County; however, this area has been checked by air and ground by law enforcement and volunteers.
Anyone with information for the Sheriffs Office regarding this case can call Detectives Franco 707-268-3644 or Detective Schlesiger 707-268-3642 or the Sheriff's Office Crime Tip line at 707-268-2539. Anonymous information may be left on the Crime Tip line.
According to a press release from the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office, dated Sept., 25, 2012:
On Sept. 24, 2012, at approximately 6:00 p.m. the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office received a call from the Camp Host at Moonstone Beach regarding an explosive device that was found. The responding deputy was a member of the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office Bomb Squad. The camp host told the deputy the device was found at the south end of the parking lot in some bushes by another citizen. When the deputy retrieved the device he recognized it as a “Model 450 Flash Bang Device”, which are typically used by law enforcement or military personnel. These devices, normally designed with a short (nominally one second) delay fuse, produce a stunning, disorienting blast and a brilliant, dazzling flash. They can cause serious injuries if used inappropriately. They are illegal to possess. If you find one, do not touch it, and call local law enforcement immediately.
The deputy took custody of the live device and booked it in to be destroyed. Anyone with information for the Sheriffs Office regarding this case or related criminal activity is encouraged to call the Sheriffs Office at 707-445-7251 or the Sheriff's Office Crime Tip line at 707-268-2539.
Photo of a similar "Flash Bang Device" - they come in grey, black and orange.
The following information was prepared by Jama Chaplin, Policy Committee Chair, for Annual Membership Meeting 2012. (See the document posted below this one for the full text of the KMUD Bylaw Amendment Proposals or download the pdf version.)
According to Jama Chaplin:
"Four of these revisions were discussed quite a bit last year by the Policy Committee, and to some extent by the Board. I think the reality was that many of the Board members last year were simply too busy to wrap their minds around this and finish it.
Here is the gist of each of the five revisions:
1) Current bylaws allow the Board to vote any Board member off the Board. That would be illegal in for those elected by the Members or Programmers – they would have to be removed by their constituencies in a recall election.
2) This one changes "constituency represented" to "appropriate electors" -- since the word “constituency” has created some confusion, because board members elected by the Board do not “represent the interests of” the other board members, but rather of the organization as a whole.
3) If the Board wants to reduce the voting rights of Members or Programmers, that body has to approve that bylaws revision, by state law.
4) CPB requires us to have a Community Advisory Board (CAB), and we used to call it the CAC, Community Advisory Council. This changes it to CAB.
5) Makes it clear that programmers who are also members can vote for Members' Rep, as well as voting for Programmers' Rep. They have done so for years, so it would apparently not be legal to take this away without the Programmers approving that with a ballot (as codified in #3 above).
It’s important to note that a former board member disagrees with this last one, and claims that our Bylaws prohibit it. The Policy Committee doesn’t see that in the language. He has also said that classes of voters may not overlap - but he hasn’t provided a source for that information, and the Committee doesn’t find anything in state law. An attorney who looked at this for us didn’t find anything either, but, we didn’t know that attorney very well.
The Board and Policy Committee appreciate input on these issues."
When you look at your November California ballot this year you will see 11 propositions for your consideration, including two (prop. 30 and 38) to fund shortfalls in education, a repeal of the death penalty (prop. 34), a reform of the Three-strikes law (prop. 36), and a measure that would require labeling of genetically engineered foods (prop. 37). On Monday, September 24 at 7 p.m., the League of Women Voters of Humboldt County (LWVHC) has scheduled a live presentation, "The Pros and Cons of the Ballot Propositions," to be held at the Fortuna City Council Chambers, located at 621 - 11th Street in Fortuna. The community is invited to attend this free event. For more information on this event, contact the LWVHC at 444-9252 or visit on-line at: lwvhc.org. The "Pros and Cons" Booklet can be downloaded from the "Additional Resources" below.
The list below is from the California Secretary of State website and contains a .pdf file with the Summary Analysis for each of the propositions. Below that list are listings of additional resources to help you become informed about these ballot measures. This resource page is a work in progress so check back occasionally for new information. Click here for a Resource Page on the CANDIDATES.
Click on the linked text to see or download a pdf file with the Summary Analysis for each of the propositions:
- Proposition 30 - Temporary Taxes to Fund Education. Guaranteed Local Public Safety Funding. Initiative Constitutional Amendment.
- Proposition 31 - State Budget. State and Local Government. Initiative Constitutional Amendment and Statute.
- Proposition 32 - Political Contributions by Payroll Deduction. Contributions to Candidates. Initiative Statute.
- Proposition 33 - Auto Insurance Companies. Prices Based on Driver's History of Insurance Coverage. Initiative Statute.
- Proposition 34 - Death Penalty. Initiative Statute.
- Proposition 35 - Human Trafficking. Penalties. Initiative Statute.
- Proposition 36 - Three Strikes Law. Repeat Felony Offenders. Penalties. Initiative Statute.
- Proposition 37 - Genetically Engineered Foods. Labeling. Initiative Statute.
- Proposition 38 - Tax to Fund Education and Early Childhood Programs. Initiative Statute.
- Proposition 39 - Tax Treatment for Multistate Businesses. Clean Energy and Energy Efficiency Funding. Initiative Statute.
- Proposition 40 - State RedistrictingSenate Districts. Referendum.
VISION Statement: Redwood Community Radio envisions a community of listeners who, guided by the example of RCR programming, work together to create better, more just and sustainable world systems to ensure that all humans and other living species on earth move toward a higher quality of life and are able to survive the challenges in the times ahead.
MISSION: Redwood Community Radio will encourage a communication center of open airways (KMUD) for all voices to inform, educate, entertain and inspire the listening community through quality programming.
Redwood Community Radio Board of Directors
May 21, 2013 -- 4 pm
Healy Senior Center, 456 Briceland Road, Redway
- I.Call to Order: Meeting Ground Rules and Opening Comments from President
- II.Roll Call: Suzanne Beers, President, Board-elected; Siena Klein, Vice President, Member’s Rep; Julia Minton, Treasurer, Members’ Rep; Noel Soucy, Secretary, Programmers’ Rep; Nella White, Members’ Rep; Jordan Jumpshot, Programmers’ Rep; Antonia Lamb, board-elected; Marcy Stein, Programmers’ Rep; ex officio member: Jeanette Todd, Station Manager.
- III.Approval of Minutes: April
- IV.Approval of Agenda
- V.Open Time: Speakers will be assigned an amount of time not to exceed 5 minutes
- VI.Signal Quality Report- Simon
- VII.Management Report
- VIII.Discussion/Questions for Management
- IX.Consent Calendar
- A.Vacation Pay- Second Reading- The second paragraph of Policy 22.214.171.124, Vacations, is revised to read: “Vacations pay, or payouts of accrued vacation time, will be based on the employee’s current pay rate.” This is the second of two Board considerations of this policy change.
- X.Treasurer’s Report
- XI.Unfinished Business
- A.Revisions to Compliance Calendar
- B.Technology Proposal
- C.Board Recruitment
- XII.New Business
- A.Standards of Conduct Policy Proposal
- A.Programmers’ Reps
- B.Members’ Reps
- C.Community Advisory Boards (CAB’s)
- D.Correspondence Secretaries
- XIV.Other Committee Reports
- A.Development, including Pledge Drive Subcommittee
- XV.Scheduling -- proposed meeting times are:
- A.Annual Membership Meeting, June 25, 4 pm, Healy Senior Center
- B.Board of Directors: June 25, following Annual Meeting, Healy Senior Center
- C.Executive Committee: Monday, 10 June, 4 pm, Studio B
- D.Finance Committee: Tuesday, 18 June, 3 pm, KMUD
- E.Development Committee: 1st Monday, 3 June, 3 pm, KMUD
- F.Policy Committee: 10 June, 12 pm, KMUD
- G.Transition Committee- TBD
- H.Website Committee: 2nd Tuesday, 11 June, 10 am, KMUD
- I.Strategic Planning Working Group-
- J.Next Board/ Staff Meeting- August TBD
Agenda respectfully submitted by Noel Soucy, RCR Board Secretary, on 13 May 2013.
According to KMUD News Coordinator, Cyntia Elkins:
"Sudden oak death was discovered for the first time in the Mattole River last year, and it has now been detected in an additional tributary of the watershed. Scientists conducted water samples in the watershed earlier this year. It was found in the mainstem at Whitethorn and Mattole Canyon Creek last year. Results this year show it is also present in Grindstone Creek, and is affecting both the east and west forks of Mattole Canyon Creek. Stream sampling uses leaves in the water that will become infected if the pathogen is present. It’s a way to detect sudden oak death before it can be visibly seen affecting trees. Dr. Dave Rizzo is a professor of plant pathology at U.C. Davis. He was on the team of people that collected the first isolates that pinned sudden oak death on phytophtora ramorum. That was back in 2000."
Use the player below to hear or download an interview with Professor Rizzo talking about stream monitoring efforts in the Mattole and the Van Duzen watersheds.This story was aired on KMUD Local News, Sept. 19, 2012, by Cynthia Elkins.
According to Cynthia Elkins, KMUD News Coordinator:
"Community members successfully raised enough funds for a music program at Redway Elementary School for this school year, but communication and scheduling problems mean it won't be happening this semester. The administration had a big turnover during the summer, and information on the program reportedly was not conveyed to the new principle and superintendent. Saundra Schmollinger is a long-time volunteer in the music program, helping her husband Paul run the program at both South Fork High and Redway Elementary. She says they just found out last month that the program wasn't going to be happening this semester."
Use the player below to hear or download the audio clip from the story aired by Cynthia Elkins on the Sept. 18, 2012 edition of the KMUD Local News:
According to as Press Release from the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office, dated Sept. 18, 2012:
The Humboldt County Sheriff's Office has identified the second suspect, in the case described in the original press release below, as David Robert Bullwinkle, 31 years old of Manila. Bullwinkle is wanted for attempted murder and mayhem. Anyone with knowledge of his location is requested to contact the Sheriff’s Office.The victim in this case is still recovering from his injuries at a local hospital.
Anyone with information for the Sheriffs Office regarding this case is requested to contact Detective Rich Schlesiger at 707-268-3642 or the Sheriff’s office at 707-445-7251.
Photo of wanted suspect, David Robert Bullwinkle:
Photo of Travis Morgan Jr.who is already in custody:
Original Press Release:
On 09-13-2012, approximately 10:45 p.m. the Sheriffs Office was notified of a stabbing which just occurred in the 1900 block of Peninsula Drive, Manila. The victim was reported to be at a neighbor’s home on the doorstep. Deputies responded to the scene along with medical personnel. The victim was rushed to a local hospital by ambulance. When deputies arrived they met with the 38 year old male victim, from McKinleyville. The victim had cuts on various parts of his body including a deep abdominal wound.
Deputies interviewed the victim at the local hospital where he was being treated for his injuries. The victim told deputies he was visiting his girlfriend when suspect Travis Morgan, 27 years old from Manila entered the residence with another male suspect. Morgan and the other male then began punching him, stabbing him and striking him with a machete. Morgan is the brother of the victim’s girlfriend and lives in the same residence. .
At 11:30 p.m. Morgan showed up at a local hospital. Eureka Police stood by with Morgan until deputies could arrive. Morgan was being treated for minor injuries sustained during the altercation with the victim. Morgan spoke with the deputies and claimed self defense.
After Morgan was treated he was booked into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility on charges of attempted murder, mayhem and violation of probation. His bail is set at $500,000.00. Detectives are actively working on this case. Photographs of Morgan, and the name and photograph of the second suspect are not being released at this time for investigative reasons.
As of this morning the victim was in a local hospital being treated for his injuries and was in surgery.
According to a Press Release from the City of Arcata:
In honor of National Pollution Prevention Week, wildlife disease ecologist Mourad Gabriel will give a presentation entitled “Silent Forests: Impacts from Poisons Associated with Illegal Marijuana Cultivation on our Public and Tribal Lands” at the Arcata Marsh Interpretive Center on Thursday, September 27 at 7 p.m. The Interpretive Center is located at 569 South G Street in Arcata.
Gabriel and his colleagues are finding an alarming rate of rat poisoning deaths in fishers, a near-endangered member of the weasel family that live in some of the most remote forests in California. He and his colleagues are concerned about how pesticides and rodenticides used by illegal marijuana growers on remote public, private and tribal lands are affecting both the forest watersheds and the entire forest food chain, from rodents to carnivores like martens, spotted owls and the Sierra Nevada red fox.
Mourad Gabriel completed both his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees focusing on wildlife diseases at Humboldt State University. While completing his M.S., he co-founded MGW Biological, an environmental consulting firm, as well as Integral Ecology Research Center, a non-profit scientific research organization where he is the president and senior ecologist. Gabriel is completing his Ph.D. this fall at the University of California Davis in comparative pathology and has authored several scientific manuscripts focusing on infectious and non-infectious diseases affecting wildlife of conservation concern. He lives in Northwestern California where he and his wife, also an ecologist, try to spend as much time as possible enjoying our public lands.
Gabriel’s talk will be videotaped and aired at a later date on Suddenlink/Access Humboldt Channel 10 and will be available for on-demand viewing online at: www.cityofarcata.org.
U.C. Davis wildlife disease ecologist Mourad Gabriel with pesticides found at an illegal marijuana cultivation site in a secluded forest area. Rat poisons are often used to protect young marijuana plants in remote illegal marijuana grow sites. The poisons are killing different animals in the forest food chain, many of which are already nearing endangered status.
U.C. Davis researcher Mourad Gabriel with one of his research subjects, a Pacific fisher. Fishers, a weasel-like forest carnivore, are being found with alarmingly high levels of rat poisons and pesticides in their bodies. These increasingly rare animals live deep in forests and are exposed to pesticides used by illegal marijuana growers.
A Pacific fisher in its natural element. Fishers and other animals in the forest and watershed food chain are unintended casualties of illegal pot farming. (Photo courtesy of Rebecca Green, Hoopa Tribe.)
According to a Press Release from the Trinity County Sheriff's Office, dated Sept. 14, 2012:
On September 7, 2012 officers with the Trinity County Narcotics Task Force, United States Forest Service, CERT Team 1, NSMIT eradicated a clandestine marijuana grow on the National Forest in Trinity County. Approximately 7,300 growing marijuana pants were seized along with approximately 500 pounds of processed marijuana. The cultivation site located was returned to its natural state. All camps, garbage, water lines and any other items located were removed via helicopter. Subjects were located in the marijuana cultivation site and a foot chase ensued. Two Hispanic male adults (Aristeo Ambriz Equihua DOB: 09/03/1951, Livingston, CA and Andres Valenzueua Reyes DOB: 07/14/1982, Mexico), were arrested and charged with:11358 H&S – Plant/Cultivate/Etc Marijuana/Hasish, 11359 H&S – Possess Marijuana/Hashish for sale, 182 PC – Conspiracy to commit crime. Both are being held on $30,000.00 bail.
The photos below show show Aristeo Ambriz Equihua (left) and Andres Valenzueua Reyes (right)