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A Eureka woman is in jail for trying to flee from police and ended up crashing into a home. Officers say on Friday that they tried to pull over 28-year-old Daisy Leen for suspicion of driving under the influence while she was at the intersection of Harris and Harrison. Leen took off and was driving very erratically, which led her to crash into a home. Luckily the house was unoccupied. She is charged with evading, DUI, driving without a license, and probation violation.

The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office has arrested two men after a two-month-long investigation of someone stealing truckloads of lumber from a company near Korbel. The Green Diamond Resource Company on Bald Mountain Road contacted deputies back in early November about two men who they even captured on surveillance video several times loading up truck loads of lumber and firewood. 39-year-old Nicholas Cringle and 44-year-old Corey Holsinger had cut the lock on the gate to steal approximately 30 madrone trees. Throughout the investigation, deputies learned the two had sold 5.5 cords of the stolen wood to a local lumber company. The two have a laundry list of charges. Cringle is charged with conspiracy, grand theft, and trespassing, to name a few. Holsinger is charged with conspiracy, trespassing, vehicle theft, possession of a stolen vehicle, and possession of a controlled substance.

Eureka Police arrested a man who brought a machete to a fight. Officials say that last Friday, shortly before 10 pm, they received reports of a fight outside of a bar on 5th street. 39-year-old Phelix Roby allegedly struck another man with a machete after being asked to leave the bar. The victim chased Roby down the road and punched him in the face. Both had moderate injuries. He is charged with resisting arrest, assault with a deadly weapon, and probation violation.

The City of Arcata is one of 12 California communities selected to participate in the BOOST Pilot Program, a partnership of the Institute for Local Government and the California Strategic Growth Council. The program’s goal is to help local governments build capacity to develop and secure funds for projects that would provide access to affordable housing, clean air and water, transportation, and economic opportunities in alignment with the state’s equity and environmental goals. The BOOST pilot program is funded through a one-million-dollar appropriation by the state legislature in the Budget Act of 2018 from the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund. It is a statewide initiative that puts billions of cap-and-trade dollars to use to reduce greenhouse gases, improving public health, and strengthening the economy.

State officials are considering a ban on gas-powered gardening equipment like lawnmowers and leaf blowers saying they are worse than emissions from cars. So far, 60 cities across the state already have some ban on gas-powered lawn tools, like Mill Valley, Sonoma, Berkeley, and the North Bay. According to the Chronicle, state lawmakers have lawn equipment in their crosshairs due to impending federal standards for ozone regulation.

The Wine Country Cannasseurs are going back before the Ukiah City Council this week to try once again to gain a permit to open a cannabis microbusiness and dispensary on East Smith Street. The City Council will be examining their request along with another cannabis dispensary that is wanting to open on North State Street Wednesday at 6 pm in the City Council Chambers.

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