September 26, 2009 | 1 Comment

Humboldt Bay’s guiding forces – candidate forum

November, 2006, Samoa Beach

November, 2006, Samoa Beach (photo by Terrence McNally/Arcata Eye)

Humboldt Bay Harbor, Recreation and Conservation District Candidates Forum

Wednesday, Oct. 7 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Humboldt Area Foundation, 373 Indianola Road, Bayside

The Humboldt Bay Stewards will host a candidates’ forum for the upcoming November election of Bay District Commissioners.

This is an opportunity for the public to meet the 3rd and 4th districts Commissioner Candidates and listen to them discuss the issues and their positions. The League of Women Voters will conduct the forum.  All candidates will have the opportunity to answer each of the questions submitted from the audience.

Topics of particular interest to Surfrider members: Marina dredging, port development, water quality… others? Add in the comments.

August 19, 2009

Samoa car burglar busted/stolen surfboard

From the T-S:

Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested a Eureka man and recovered a stash of stolen items during a parole search Monday.

A vehicle break-in Monday at about 5 p.m. on State Route 255 was reported and a witness recorded the suspect’s license plate number. Deputies ran the license number and it was registered to 30-year-old Zachariah Friedland, according to a Sheriff’s Office press release.

Friedland’s residence on the 200 block of Huntoon Street was searched according to the terms of his parole, according to the press release. A woman in the residence said Friedland was not at home but deputies found him in the attic.

Friedland was arrested on suspicion of burglary, possession of stolen property and a parole violation, according to authorities. The case is still under investigation and more arrests are expected.

DVD players, digital cameras and other small electronic devices were found and not all of it can be traced back to an owner. Victims of car burglaries, especially in the Samoa area, should contact the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office at 445-7251.

From Craigslist:

Taylor 6’5″ swallow tail, quad fin, fish, purplish color.
Taken from the top of my car Sunday morning while it was parked on the North Jetty back road.
Reward for return!

January 31, 2009

Of interest in recent local news

Evergreen Pulp hit with another big fine

Wave energy effort nets big state funds

(Don’t forget: We’re hosting a Wave Energy community forum, Saturday, Feb. 21! Watch the blog for details.)

HSU hosts sustainability leadership conference

December 4, 2008

Syringes found washed up on beach

From the T-S:

An Arcata man found at least 20 syringes washed up on a Samoa Beach, and public health officials have decided to comb the area to find out if there are more.

On Sunday, Lonnie Gadberry spotted a syringe on the beach accessed by the parking lot under the heavy electrical lines in Samoa. Then he noticed another, and another.

Gadberry and his nephew found an empty beer can and began collecting the syringes. But after picking up nine or 10, Gadberry decided he should inform authorities.441-0504 or Gadberry said he contacted the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office, who referred him to the U.S. Bureau of Land Management, who referred him to California State Parks. Finally, he was told to contact the Humboldt County Health and Human Services Department Environmental Health Division.

A health department worker came out and found another two syringes, which, in addition to others Gadberry had found, brought the total to 22.

Gadberry was concerned about the potential health hazards of having potential medical waste washing up on a popular beach. Gadberry said he wants people to be aware that there may be more syringes that have washed up or will in the future.

But environmental Health Department Director Brian Cox said the syringes appear to be unused — some in original packaging — and may have been lost from a boat or container ship at sea.

”We’re just going to continue to sweep it daily,” Cox said of the beach.

John Driscoll can be reached at

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