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Safety and Public Awareness

Safety and Public Awareness

News reporting arrests, weather warnings, product recalls, and other important information relating to safety and public awareness, are found in this category.

NOAA's National Weather Service in Eureka informed KMUD News that the annual Tsunami Warning Communications Test, for 2013 will take place on Wednesday, March 27th between 11:00 am and 12:00 noon. To insure that the Tsunami Warning System works properly in case of a real tsunami emergency, Del Norte, Humboldt, and Mendocino Counties will all participate in this test by interrupting TV and Radio Stations, and activating NOAA Weather Radios and Outdoor Sirens. However, not all Cable and Satellite TV Stations may be able to participate.

Remember when you hear or see the warning test on March 27 between 11:00 a.m. and 12:00 Noon:

    • You do NOT need to take any action  
    • Do NOT call 911 or local authorities  
    • Do NOT evacuate your home or business.  

THIS IS ONLY A TEST!!

For more information see the flyer below.

Update March 15, 2013:

Last Wed., March 14, 2013, a fourth act of vandalism to Suddenlink's fiber optics cable occurred, this time in the 3400 block of Old Arcata Road. Suddenlink is offering a $5,000 cash reward for the arrest and conviction of the suspect(s) responsible for these crimes.The latest Humboldt County Sheriff's Office press release appears below.

On 3-13-13 at about 11:00 p.m. the Sheriff’s Office was contacted by Suddenlink and advised of vandalism to their Fiber Optic Cable.  This is the fourth vandalism toSuddenlink’s Fiber Optic Service since March 8, 2013.  The most recent vandalism is believed to have occurred in the 3400 block of Old Arcata Road however Suddenlink is still attempting to identify the exact location.  The Sheriff’s Office responded to the area last night and did not locate any suspects or find obvious signs of where the cable was damaged.

Sheriff’s Investigators are currently on scene investigating this crime and Suddenlink personnel are working to repair the Fiber Optic Cable.  Suddenlink previously estimated the repair costs to be approximately $10,000, per site.  The vandalisms have occurred in the areas of Ferndale, Trinidad and now Bayside.

Suddenlink is offering a $5,000 cash reward for the arrest and conviction of the suspect(s) that are responsible for these crimes.This is an on-going investigation and the Sheriff’s Office is working diligently to identify a suspect or suspects in these crimes and to stop further vandalisms and interruptions to Suddenlink’s services.  

Anyone with information for the Sheriff’s Office regarding this case or related criminal activity is encouraged to call Detective Kirkpatrick of the Sheriff’s Criminal Investigations Division at:   707-268-3640 or the Sheriff’s Tip Line at 707-268-2539.

 

Update March 12, 2013:

For the third time in less than a week, Suddenlink's fiber optic cable, the cable providing telephone, television and internet service to their customers, has been vandalized. The first two incidents occurred on March 8, 2013. This most recent act of vandalism was reported on Tues., March 12, when Sheriff's Deputies, responding to a telephone call from a Supervisor for Suddenlink, found a four-foot length of cable had been cut out and discarded in the brush nearby.

The press release update from the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office appears below:

On 03-12-2013 just after midnight the Sheriff’s Office received a telephone call from a Supervisor for Suddenlink, regarding vandalism again to their telephone/cable/internet service. The location of the vandalism to the Fiber Optic Cable was located approximately 2/10 of a mile north of the south Weymouth Bluff Road on Blue Slide Road, Ferndale. An approximate 4 foot section of the Fiber Optic Cable was cut out and discarded in the brush.The Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene and recovered the 4 foot piece of Fiber Optic Cable and booked it into evidence to be fingerprinted.

The Supervisor for Suddenlink estimated approximately $10,000 to repair the Fiber Optic Cable.  There are currently no suspects for this vandalism. Suddenlink has since put a temporary repair on the Fiber Optic Cable to return service to their customers.
This is the third vandalism to Suddenlink’s Fiber Optic Cable since Friday, March 08th, 2013. The first two vandalisms occurred in the Trinidad and Ferndale area on Friday. The total cost for repair in the first two vandalisms is approximately $10,000 dollars.

Suddenlink has informed the Sheriff’s Office that they are offering a cash reward for the arrest and conviction of the suspect or suspects that are responsible for the vandalism to their Fiber Optic Cable.

Anyone with information for the Sheriff’s Office regarding this case or related criminal activity is encouraged to call the Sheriff’s Office at 707-445-7251 or the Sheriff’s Tip line at 707-268-2539.

See the original post on this story below.


 

According to a press release from the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office, dated March 8, 2013:

On 3-8-2013, approximately 10:30 a.m. the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office was notified by the Plant Manager of Suddenlink, that an unknown suspect(s) cut the companies Fiber Optic Cable at approximately 12:17 a.m. today. Repair crews were immediately notified of an outage, and when they responded to the underground vault located near Grizzly Bluff Road and Blue Slide Road, Ferndale they discovered the line was intentionally cut and approximately 24 feet of Fiber Optic Cable was stolen. The damaged line caused approximately 1000 customers to lose telephone service including 911, along with internet and cable.

Approximately two hours later service on another Suddenlink Fiber Optic Cable was lost in the Trinidad area. When Suddenlink repair crews arrived at the location of the damage on Scenic Drive, Trinidad near the US 101 southbound onramp, they discovered that line had been cut. Approximately 950 customers were affected by the loss of that line. There are no suspect(s) at this time. Estimated damage is over $10,000.00. Suddenlink is currently working to repair the damaged lines.

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 Sheriffs Office Crime Tip line at 707-268-2539.

- Spring Arts Collective Logo by Stu Moskowitz

Spring Art Collective (SAC) is the name of a program which offers fine art and music classes to interested young people. This year's program, held at the Mateel Community Center in Redway, began March 1, 2013 and will run through April 26, with a requested $5 donation per class session.

Click here for more information on the program.

Use the player below to hear more on this story, which was aired on the KMUD Local News, Monday, March 4, 2013 by KMUD News Director, Terri Klemetson.

Photos below from the SAC: student paintings on silk, drying (left) and to the right, Kathryn Guillette with SAC music students.

  

 

Caltrans manages two of the nation’s busiest passenger rail lines. In an effort to get input from the public on its proposed draft California State Rail Plan, Caltrans is hosting five public open houses and a statewide webinar this month. See the press release below dated Mon. Feb. 11, 2013.

The department will host five public open houses and a statewide webinar this month to solicit input on the draft California State Rail Plan (CSRP), which will lay out a vision for freight, passenger and high-speed rail in the state. The draft plan is available on the Internet (http://californiastaterailplan.com/) and comments can be submitted through March 11.

“Each year, nearly six million passengers ride the trains in California,” said Caltrans Director Malcolm Dougherty. “It’s important that we find out what our citizens have to say about rail, because their input will help us build a truly connected California.”

Ridership on California trains is up 56 percent since 2002, and California has about 18 percent of all Amtrak riders. “The Authority looks forward in working with Caltrans and our local partners to implement a statewide rail modernization plan that invests in urban, commuter, intercity, and high-speed rail lines to meet the state’s 21st century transportation needs,” said Jeff Morales, CEO of California High-Speed Rail Authority.

To review the draft plan and comment, please attend any of five events listed below. If you can’t attend a meeting in person, you can participate in the online webinar.

  • Sacramento: February 12, 4:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m., California State Railroad Museum, Stanford Gallery
  • Oakland: February 14, 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m., Elihu M. Harris State Office Building, Room 1
  • San Diego: February 19, 4:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m., Caltrans District 11 San Diego Office Building, 1st Floor Conference Room
  • Los Angeles: February 20, 4:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m., Los Angeles Metropolitan Transportation Authority Headquarters, One Gateway Plaza
  • Fresno: February 21, 4:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m., Hugh M. Burns State Building, Assembly Room 1036
  • Webinar: February 26, 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., Online Webinar, event password: RailPlan1- Click here for web link.

The final plan (scheduled to be issued this summer) will fully integrate California’s future high-speed rail system with existing and proposed conventional rail systems. The plan will serve as a basis for federal and state investments for high-speed and intercity passenger rail in California and will also describe the existing conditions of the state’s rail systems and the economic and environmental benefits of improvements.

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