11July2014

Politics and Community

Politics and Community

Here you will find a broad range of news articles with a focus on community and political content.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Community Clean-up Day this Sat.

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Summer season means an increase in tourist and transient populations in the Garberville/Redway areas and with it a corresponding increase in trash left behind. In an effort to help foster clean communities, Humboldt County resident Mike Miller has organized a Community Clean-up Day. Miller spearheaded a successful clean-up event last year in mid-June. This year's event is scheduled for this Saturday, July 21, beginning at 10 am. Anyone wishing to help is encouraged to meet at the first turnout on the left, as you are going north from Garberville on Redwood Drive. The spot will be marked by a 20-yard dumpster donated by Recology Humboldt County.

Volunteers are asked to bring work gloves but trash bags will be provided. If you can bring a pick-up truck to help haul bagged trash that would also be welcomed but is in no way required.

The clean-up event is sponsored by Humboldt County Public Works, the Garberville/Redway Public Restroom Working Group (GRPRWG) and Clean Community Crew.

There is no shortage of opinions in Humboldt County when it comes to proposed regulations for growing marijuana on small parcels ranging from residential lots to 5 acres. According to the California NORML website, a public hearing on an ordinance to restrict cannabis growing on parcels five acres or smaller in Humboldt County will take place this Thurs., June 19, 2014 at the Courthouse in Eureka beginning at 6 pm.  At that time members of the public will have an opportunity to express their opinions on the issue to the Planning Commission. All interested parties are encouraged to attend. Links to relevant documents relating to the proposed ordinance are provided below.

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College of the Redwoods will host an open house at its Garberville Instructional Site, located at 286 Sprowl Creek Rd.Garberville, on Thursday, June 19 from 4-8 p.m, according to a press release from CR. The event will include a tour of the newly remodeled building, information about classes and trainings to be offered at the site and information about the process involved in teaching a community education class for CR. Additionally, from 6 to 8 p.m., an introductory English as a Second Language (ESL) class will be held at the site. The press release appears below. Click here for a map to the site.
 
Press Release from College of the Redwoods:
College of the Redwoods will host an open house at it Garberville Instructional Site on Thursday, June 19 from 4-8 p.m. The first two hours will give Southern Humboldt residents an opportunity to see the newly remodeled building, computer lab and classroom. Visitors will also be able to learn about community education classes, including English as a Second Language classes, and other trainings being offered. Community members will be able to connect with CR student services, financial aid and counseling staff.  

There will be opportunities for those who want to teach a community education class for CR to learn how to apply.  “It has been a long road to get here, but it is definitely gratifying to see the completion of the building renovation and the various opportunities being planned for this site,” said CR President Kathy Smith. “CR is pleased to be able to open this building to community activities and future CR classes.”

From 6 to 8 p.m., an introductory ESL class will be held at the site.

Garberville Site coming to life

In the last year new educational offerings and community partnerships have started at the CR Garberville Instructional Site. They include:  

  • An expanding number of non-credit and not-for-credit Community Education classes;
  • The seventh-through 12th grade Garberville Community School is completing its first year back at the Garberville Site after at least three years in Benbow;
  • The Artful Children organization recently signed a lease at the Garberville Site to offer art and music classes, as well provide a space to create art;
  • Since the beginning of the year, CR has been leasing the theater portion of the Garberville Site to a non-profit organization called the Redwood Community Theatre.
Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Honor Guard's Memorial Service photos

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On this past Memorial Day the Southern Humboldt Veteran's Association Honor Guard conducted memorial services at the Garberville Cemetery, the Briceland Cemetery and the Light House located in Shelter Cove. KMUD News received video and photos from the services, and those are posted on this page.

 Honor Guard at Briceland Cemetery, calling out of family members names & gun firing salute.

Additional photos from Southern Humboldt Veteran's Honor Guard, Memorial Day, Briceland Cemetery.

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