Wednesday, November 21, 2018

[UPDATED] HSU grad joins NFL teammates to donate thousands of Thanksgiving meals

Alex Cappa, courtesy of Buccaneers.com
Update from Humboldt Sports: Successful NFL debut for Alex Cappa: "...(Cappa) saw plenty of action at right guard in a winning performance, as the Bucs comfortably defeated the San Francisco 49ers 27-9."

In the next episode of Humboldt Last Week

Humboldt State University graduate Alex Cappa recently joined some of his NFL teammates donating time and money to feed thousands of Tampa Bay families in need.

The 12th Annual Turkey Time with the O-line saw Cappa and fellow offensive linemen physically handing out gift cards and meals to people. Their $35,000 donation for the event was then matched by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Foundation which reportedly made 350,000 additional meals possible on top of the over 1,000 that were handed out.

“It’s really cool,” Cappa told Buccaneers.com. “You don’t realize how many people you’re going to be able to reach out to and help, so it’s tremendous.”

Meals included turkey, cranberry sauce, gravy, mashed potatoes, veggies, and pumpkin pie.

Cappa still has yet to suit up for a regular season game during his rookie season with the Bucs. But the Tampa Bay Times reports head coach Dirk Koetter said “his time is coming soon.”

The Buccaneers play the 49ers in Florida on November 25.

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Humboldt Last Week features quick local stories and typically ends with a longer one. Downloadable and on podcast networks for later listening. It also has some lightheartedness, new music picks, and event suggestions. On the radio throughout the day on 99.1 KISS FM Mondays.

Sunday, November 18, 2018

[Audio] Man pleads guilty to hiring someone to murder relative; Last week’s top stories

Humboldt Last Week features quick local stories and typically ends with a longer one. Downloadable and on podcast networks for later listening.
In the latest episode of Humboldt Last Week

A man recently admitted to hiring someone to murder his cousin’s wife near Shelter Cove.

Reportedly Brad Lanese was growing marijuana in Shelter Cove with his cousin. Lanese had problems with his cousin’s wife. Things boiled over and he was paid to leave.

In Pittsburg stewing over what happened in Shelter Cove, Lanese concocted a plan to rob the grow with someone he didn’t realize was a DEA source. After traveling back to California to work with a man named “Deeds” on robbery logistics things escalated and he eventually asked Deeds to assassinate his cousin’s wife. Lanese didn’t know Deeds was also working on behalf of law enforcement.

Lanese apparently wanted his cousin’s wife injected with a deadly mix of heroin and fentanyl and then he wanted her body and car pushed over the cliffs into the ocean.

The feds say in Lanese confirmed he wanted the hit to happen and agreed to pay $30,000 for it.
Lanese has technically pleaded guilty to “using interstate commerce facilities in connection with a murder for hire.” He’s looking at a 10-year maximum sentence, a million dollar fine, or both. He’s scheduled for sentencing March 13.

More details regarding this story are shared in the episode. Also, here's the press release from the Department of Justice.

Other stories in Episode 105

Supervisors greenlight an indoor cannabis facility near Fortuna despite city opposition, neighbors change their mind about weed, the nation sees Humboldt coworkers can be really sweet, a judge says the Arcata plaza should nix a couple bars, HSU football concludes with a thriller, the suspect in a viral Arcata arrest pleaded not guilty and will reportedly sue officers, In-N-Out gets closer to in, he DA to take weeks to decide on charges in the Lawson case, the DA says cops were justified to kill a man in Arcata, and more.

Humboldt Last Week also has some lightheartedness, new music picks, and event suggestions. On the radio throughout the day on 99.1 KISS FM Mondays.

Episode partners: Cafe Nooner - Bongo Boy Studio - Tuyas Mexican Restaurant

Brad Lanese, booking photo





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Saturday, November 17, 2018

Supes greenlight contested cannabis facility near Fortuna; Last week’s top stories

Humboldt Last Week features quick local stories and typically ends with a longer one. Downloadable and on podcast networks for later listening.

In the latest episode of Humboldt Last Week

Despite an appeal by the City of Fortuna earlier this month the Humboldt County Board of Supervisors greenlit an indoor cannabis facility just outside city limits on Drake Hill Road.

Fortuna had expressed concerns over things like the potential smells and traffic associated with the planned facility. The supes seemed to agree four-to-one however the facility would handle those concerns well with mitigation efforts like odor scrubbing and well-timed travel schedules.

“We want to be good neighbors, said Humboldt Boutique Gardens President Ian Herndon. “The community is watching and we’ll be taking the utmost care. We want to prove to people that a facility like ours can actually have a very positive impact.”

Fortuna has been looking at adding the area in question to their city limits which theoretically could complicate things for the facility. Annexation however could be a long process with a lot of hurdles.

Fortuna Mayor Sue Long and Interim City Manager Merritt Perry did not respond to requests for comment.

Other stories in Episode 105

A mean pleades guilty to hiring someone to murder his relative, neighbors change their mind about weed, the nation sees Humboldt coworkers can be really sweet, a judge says the Arcata plaza should nix a couple bars, HSU football concludes with a thriller, the suspect in a viral Arcata arrest pleaded not guilty and will reportedly sue officers, In-N-Out gets closer to in, he DA to take weeks to decide on charges in the Lawson case, the DA says cops were justified to kill a man in Arcata, and more.

Humboldt Last Week also has some lightheartedness, new music picks, and event suggestions. On the radio throughout the day on 99.1 KISS FM Mondays.






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Sunday, November 4, 2018

[Audio] Humboldt’s new normal after pot legalization; Last week’s top stories

Humboldt Last Week features quick local stories and typically ends with a longer one. Downloadable and on podcast networks for later listening.

In the latest episode of Humboldt Last Week (7:12)

Update, 3 p.m. Nov. 5: In the interview the number of properties on the market in Southern Humboldt is mentioned anecdotally. Kym Kemp has confirmed as of today there are 238 listings on the market in Southern Humboldt. -Myles

Award-winning journalist Kym Kemp shares her insight on marijuana legalization so far in Humboldt -- the upsides, the downsides, and what can be done. Kym and I also share feedback we’ve gathered from farmers, business owners, and community members including Eureka Police Chief Steve Watson.

Other stories in Episode 104

With a concluded investigation the DA will begin considering charges in the Lawson case this week, the new novel “Annie California” has characters from Humboldt, NPR covered an HSU professor’s nightmare health bill, a possible pot brownie incident at a local high school, Eureka is set to make a big decision about In-N-Out Burger, Kym Kemp earned an award, filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola teamed up with some Humboldt fellas on a cannabis line, an unfortunate Arcata homicide statistic, and much more.

Humboldt Last Week also has some lightheartedness, new music picks, and event suggestions. On the radio throughout the day on 99.1 KISS FM Mondays.

Episode partners: Cafe Nooner - Bongo Boy Studio - Tuyas Mexican Restaurant

Kym Kemp