Saturday, May 5, 2018

(Listen) Special guest: Estelle Fennell, County Supervisor (Episode 82)

Humboldt Last Week is a hopefully enjoyable new way to catch up on some local news. Available where you get podcasts and downloadable for later listening. When you click play it may take a few seconds to start.Episode partners: Bongo Boy Studio / Cafe Nooner
Some stories discussed with Humboldt County Supervisor Estelle Fennell (10:38):
Supervisor Fennell elected president of California Cannabis Authority
She delves into how she believes this role will help Humboldt and discusses legal recreational cannabis in its fifth month.
Young woman booked after ramming patrol vehicle with stolen car, cops say
“We’re not going back to a time where people like this young woman who clearly have problems are gonna be kicked into a jail system and come out worse,” she said after recently supporting a tough-on-crime initiative despite concerns from some about its potential impact on rehabilitation. “They’re still going to be dealing with a system that’s trying to help them…”
Trial delay confirmed for Kitchen as lawyer explores new defense angle
“It’s something has been the focus of a lot of people’s anger and also just feeling so distraught by such a horrible situation,” she said before further discussing the double-manslaughter case. “There’s a lot of empathy for the kids, a lot of empathy for the survivors who have to live with that day in and day out, and a call for for justice…”
Other stories covered in this episode:
  • Made-up group of positive hug-giving kids mentioned, then coincidentally appears
  • Bareilles makes list of top TV shows so far this year
  • HSU grad Hillenberg wins Emmy honor for ‘SpongeBob’
  • Mother says men didn’t get help while teenager died in hotel room
  • New TV show “Tree-SI”? Cops bust alleged drive by tree shooter
  • St. Joes to host six resident doctors next year, potentially 18 at a time in the future
  • Dramatic water rescues
  • Court process continues for ex cheerleading coach who denies sex offenses
  • Another HSU alum, running back, looking to earn spot with 49ers
  • Raising awareness about Humboldt’s deadly beaches
  • Man says transient, wanting more money than offered, stabbed his face in Arcata
  • STD spike
  • A utility box makes this writer hungry
  • Eureka looks to operate entirely on clean renewable energy by 2025
  • Other top stories from last week
Humboldt Last Week also includes additional crime updates, some attempts at humor, new music samples, Facebook giveaways, and more top stories.
Estelle Fennell, from county website