Author Archives: Jack Durham

Opposition to homeless village in Manila

Opposition to homeless village in Manila

Jack Durham Mad River Union MANILA – A proposal to locate a camp or tiny house village in Manila for the homeless was met with resistance last week, but the town’s board plans to further research how it can address the local homeless problem. More than 40 people showed up at the May 18 meeting

Kitchen trial date to be set on June 13

Paul Mann Mad River Union EUREKA – The trial date for Fortuna hit and run suspect Marci Kitchen will be set on June 13 for vehicular manslaughter and a host of related charges. At Kitchen’s arraignment this morning, May 25, she was fingerprinted while one of her attorneys told the court the defense will be calling

Residents push for McKinleyville town center

Jack Durham Mad River Union McKINLEYVILLE – A group of McKinleyville residents is once again trying to rekindle an effort to create a town center in the unincorporated community. The McKinleyville Organizing Committee is holding a special meeting Thursday, May 18 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Grace Good Shepherd Church, 1450 Hiller Rd. in

CHP finds Marci Kitchen ‘extremely intoxicated,’ failing to brake, attempting to conceal evidence

Paul Mann Mad River Union EUREKA – A California Highway Patrol investigator who specializes in vehicular accidents and DUIs concluded that Marci Kitchen, 39, was in a state of “acute” or “extreme” intoxication when she collided with her daughter and a close girlfriend at 9:16 p.m. last July 12, killing both teenagers on the outskirts

Charges dismissed against suspect in fatal stabbing

Paul Mann Mad River Union EUREKA – Superior Court Judge Dale Reinholtsen has dismissed the murder charges against McKinleyville resident Kyle Zoellner, 23, in connection to the slaying April 15 of Humboldt State University student David Josiah Lawson, 19. The judge ruled that insufficient evidence lead him to conclude that further investigation is warranted. He