Spring winds roared with unusual ferocity in Shelter Cove. The winds came from the southeast with tornado force, hitting the marina area at 90 miles per hour and gusting over 100 miles per hour.
The winds demolished the center motel of Mario’s series of five motel buildings. Pieces of the motel were scattered over a wide area west of the motel. One flying piece of debris went hurtling through the front window of Rivera’s store and never paused until it reached the storeroom in the rear. Several trailers were overturned at the campground. In it’s capriciousness, the wind hurled a wooden picnic table into the air, striking a bystander in the face and breaking a tooth.
Property owners in Humboldt County who did not want marijuana grown on their land could give local law enforcement consent to search their property without warrants or delays, according to a plan endorsed by the Humboldt County board of supervisors.
Garberville sheriff’s officers were already familiar with the concept and had put it to work in local moves against commercial marijuana cultivation. Reports from the Garberville substation showed that eight raids conducted by Garberville-based officers the previous year were carried out with the consent to search from property owners.
The tactic, entered by supervisor Anna Sparks and supported by both district attorney Terry Farmer and sheriff Dave Renner, was generally intended to be utilized by larger landholders in the county, such as timber companies and ranchers. No consent was needed to raid public lands.
The Southern Humboldt Community Hospital, in an effort to save money for patients needing special x-ray services had begun contracting for a mobile CAT x-ray unit to stop at the local hospital. The large blue and white van was pulled from hospital to hospital by a large diesel truck.
Before the unit became available, patients who needed a Computerized Axial Tomography (CAT) scan would have to travel to another hospital in the area for such services.
Doctor Justin Elliott, radiologist at the Garberville hospital, explained the move as one which would save patients time and money.
American Shared Hospital Services was the private Bay Area company that owned the mobile units. According to Ben Mow, the certified radiographic technologist who operated the unit, there were four such units which served Northcoast hospitals.
Of all those who graduated yearly from California high schools, only about 25 percent continued on to a college or university and of that figure only abut ten percent actually completed the course and earned a degree. The vast majority of high school graduates went directly to the job market and had to earn their living with the skills they had managed to acquire in twelve years of education.
Job training in the Southern Humboldt Unified School District was handled through two separate but complementary programs. Vocational education was funded by federal money administered through the state department of education, while the department of regional occupation program was funded by state money administered by the county.
Both programs were under the direction of Glen Good, who also coordinated the College of the Redwoods branch campus in Garberville.