AM News Wednesday 10.9.13
CAL FIRE Mendocino is closing the “Trestle Trail”
between Camp 8 and Road 1070 on Jackson
Demonstration State Forest to mushroom picking and other recreational activities, effective immediately.
This trail will be closed until the end of the rainy
season, as a precautionary measure in an attempt to slow the spread of the invasive pathogen that causes
Sudden Oak Death.
Additionally, all JDSF campgrounds have closed for the season and seasonal roads will be closed to
vehicular traffic by October 14 to protect them from
damage during wet weather.
Information regarding Sudden Oak Death or the
closures is available at the CAL FIRE Fort Bragg at
802 North Main Street, (707) 964-5674
Jay Scrivner, a 45-year-old English lecturer at College of the Redwoods , was bitten on the thigh by a 8 foot long great white shark while surfing off the coast near Eureka.
Scrivner regularly surfs at the spot near Humboldt Bay known as the Samoa Peninsula where another
surfer, Scott Stephens, survived a shark attack last
Scriver said that "out of nowhere" he saw the shark's
teeth and nose. After he was bitten, he took a swing
at the great white and let out what a friend nearby
described as a primordial yell.
Scrivner said he did a quick inventory of his body
parts and found everything was intact. A friend
encouraged him to keep paddling toward the beach.
Once there, friends and fellow surfers applied
pressure on the wound and tied a T-shirt to stop the bleeding.
Scrivner was alert and conscious on shore when
rescue crews got to the scene around 8:45 a.m.,
Samoa Peninsula Fire District Chief Dale Unea said.
The bite wound on his left thigh did not sever an
artery or damage any tendons. There was some
muscle tissue damage that required about 30 stitches, but he is expected to fully recover.
He said he thinks he was spared from more damage by his old surf board, which is thicker than many
Scrivner said he will "definitely surf again," but with
The first issue of "The Humboldt Edge”, a newspaper produced with the assistance of Humboldt's
homeless, came out last Saturday. Issues were
handed out at farmer’s markets, available in agencies such as Family Resource Centers, and placed in
local shops and cafes .
The monthly paper seeks to counter the marginali-zation, stigmatization and silencing of people in
poverty.The Humboldt Edge took four months of
conversations, meetings, writing, editing and revising with dozens of local houseless people.
The first edition contains the voices of thirteen local
homeless and recently housed people, alongside
one informational news article about The Homeless
Bill of Rights and Fairness Act (AB5) that is currently under consideration in the State Senate. The next
edition is planned for December. The Humboldt
Edge would like to become a permanent and
sustainable paper but that will require more volunteer support with layout, editing and fundraising.
The editor and publisher is Lorena Boswell, a second year Masters of Divinity student of Starr King School
of the Ministry, who received funds as a recipient of
the Jonathan Daniels Fellowship for seminarians
seeking to strengthen their theological education
through participation in an important social need.
The funds are enough to produce and print two or
three editions of the paper.
For more information about the Humboldt Edge:
humboldtedge.wordpress.com, or 707-273-7704
The Coalition to Save Our Little Lake Valley is holding a
Peaceful Civil Disobedience Rally at noon on
Saturday Oct 12, 1/2 mile north of Willits.
Meet at Recreation Grove, at the corner of East
Commercial & So. Lenore St in Willits. For more