February 2013

Humboldt Art Counsel's Native American Exhibit

Currently on exhibit at the Humboldt Arts Council’s Morris Graves Art Museum is a collection of all local Native American Art.  The Museum is located at 636 F Street, in Eureka.

Curated by retired College of the Redwoods Art Professor Bob Benson, of Tsenungue heritage, this is the Graves’ Museums first time that local Native art has graced the entire Museum.

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CA Dungeness Crab Permit Tiers Announced

On February 5, 2013, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife announced Dungeness crab vessel permit trap allocations for the 2013-2014 Dungeness crab season. The announcement follows sweeping changes to laws and regulations governing California’s commercial Dungeness crab fishery signed into law by Governor Brown in 2011.  The resulting “Dungeness Crab Trap Limit Program” limits the number of traps that Dungeness crab vessel permit holders can operate during the California Dungeness crab season.

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New Public Trail Opening in Eureka

Thanks to funds from Proposition 84’s River Parkways Program, PG&E, and the Coastal Conservancy, the City of Eureka teamed up with local advocates at the Redwood Community Action Agency and the Humboldt Trails Council, as well as local businesses and individuals, to provide the newest addition to Eureka’s recreational trail areas, officially opening on February 23, 2013.  The Hikshari’ trail (the Wiyot name for this area), includes four new parking lots, restored wetland areas, 1.5 miles of multiple use trail, and other park facilities such as benches.  The project has been the product

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Confidential Informants May Testify in Disguise

A three judge panel of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals recently ruled that a confidential law enforcement informant could testify in court against a criminal defendant while in disguise. Defendant Jorge De Jesus-Casteneda appealed his conviction on drug related charges, arguing that the confidential informant’s mustache and wig disguise while testifying on the witness stand violated the Confrontation Clause of the Sixth Amendment to the US Constitution .

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