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  • Opinion

    A new year for the Redwood Times

    The new year is bringing some changes — and new opportunities — to the Redwood Times. Longtime editor Susan Gardner, who inaugurated the Redwood Times in 2004, and staff writer Sandy Feretto are both moving on to new opportunities this week. I can’t thank them enough for their dedication and hard work over the years and wish them both the best. While the search is on for a new editor and reporters to continue the newspaper’s dedicated coverage of the...

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  • Basketball

    South Fork basketball roundup

    Girls’ Basketball South Fork High school’s Varsity Girls’ Basketball team suffered a tough loss to St. Bernard’s on the road last Thursday 78-5. The JV Girls also lost to St. Bernard’s 45-19. Haylie Mulder was the top scorer for the Cubs with 10 points. Both teams will play at Ferndale this Friday, the JVs tipping off at 3:00 p.m. and the Varsity at 6:00 p.m. Varsity Boys South Fork High School’s...

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  • News

    New year, new laws

    Now that it’s 2016, California new laws will mandate vaccinations for most schoolchildren, force cops to get a warrant before searching your cell phone and boost the minimum wage a dollar an hour. State lawmakers passed the minimum wage hike in 2013, raising it to $9 in July 2014 and $10 beginning Jan. 1. The other changes are required under more than 700 bills signed into law this year by Gov. Jerry Brown on everything from gun control to mattress recycling to sex...

    By Jessica Calefati and Lisa M. Krieger jcalefati@bayareanewsgroup.com |

  • News

    Eureka High singer’s next stop: Carnegie Hall

    Eureka >> James “Cory” McCubbrey has been singing since preschool. But, unlike most kids who soon shy away from singing, the now Eureka High School senior continues to do so and will soon be singing all the way to New York City. McCubbrey is one of 750 high school students chosen from more than 18,000 nominees to be part of the High School Honor Performance Series at Carnegie Hall in New York City on Feb. 7. The students will arrive in New York on Feb. 4 with...

    By Jessie Faulkner jfaulkner@times-standard.com |

  • Education

    Free college aid application workshops for seniors

    Humboldt >> All high school seniors are encouraged to attend one of 12 free Cash for College workshops scheduled across Humboldt and Del Norte counties in January and February that will help students apply for scholarships and financial aid and possibly earn them an incentive scholarship just for applying for a Cal Grant and filling out an exit survey. Local Cash for College coordinator Chérie Zygaczenko said she didn’t yet know how much the incentive scholarship will...

    By Hunter Cresswell hcresswell@times-standard.com |

  • Education

    Local computer class offers beginners help

    Garberville >> College of the Redwoods will be offering a local computer class specifically designed for people with little very to no experience with basic computer functions and tasks. The Getting Started with Computers class will be Tuesdays and Thursdays, Feb. 9 to March 10, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the College of the Redwoods Instructional Site, 286 Sprowel Creek Road in Garberville. Participants will learn topics including setting up and using a PC, exploring components...

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  • News

    New radio station gets grant

    Eureka >> Access Humboldt announced last week it is launching a new local radio station in 2016. KZZH will broadcast on 96.7 FM thanks to a generous grant provided by the Christine & Jalmer Berg Foundation of Eureka that will fund equipment necessary to get the radio signal on the air. With original support from Common Frequency http://commonfrequency.org/ and special thanks to Todd Urick, Access Humboldt received a construction permit for the new low power FM radio station...

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  • Entertainment

    Friends of the Dunes has activities

    Arcata >> Help restore the dune ecosystem on the Friends of the Dunes property on Saturday, Jan. 9, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Volunteers will be removing invasive plants to make room for native plant diversity. Tools, gloves and snacks will be provided. Please bring water and wear work clothes. Meet at the Humboldt Coastal Nature Center, 220 Stamps Lane in Manila. For more information contact jess@friendsofthedunes.org or call 707-444-1397. ***** Join Friends of the...

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  • Entertainment

    Award-winning Cali Reggae band at Mateel

    Redway >> The Mateel Community Center in Redway will kick off the 2016 concert season with Cali reggae faves, Tribal Seeds. Embarking on their Winter Reggae Land Tour, Tribal Seeds will be showcased as part of a three-band bill with UK reggae rockers, The Skints, and The Steppas from Hawaii. Tribal Seeds, who hail from San Diego, have become known for their spiritually driven, refreshing rock vibe, which they’ve infused with the roots style of reggae music. Their musical...

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  • Entertainment

    NorCAN on essentials of planned giving

    Bayside >> The Northern California Association of Nonprofits sent out a press release to invite the public to Planned Giving: The Essentials with Craig Wruck on Friday, Jan. 22. This workshop will equip you to talk with your donors about the basics of charitable gifts planning: the charitable deduction and other incentives built into our tax law, options for how donors can make contributions beyond simply writing a check, and essential planned giving vehicles. Admission is $40...

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