Kym Kemp / Friday, May 17 @ 9:04 a.m. / Humboldt
Sara Bareilles, Humboldt’s well known singer, introduced a new music video to accompany her new LP The Blessed Unrest. The video features her song “Brave.”
The lyrics, the dance, and the charming characters peppering the video offer an upbeat message of honesty and self-acceptance. (“Show me how big your brave is…Honestly, I want to see you be brave.”)
Humboldt County Superior Court Calendar: Today
2319 Mm101 (Garberville office): Trfc Collision-No Inj
Clam Beach Dr / Mm101 (Humboldt office): Trfc Collision-No Inj
Scientific American: You are less beautiful than you think
U-T San Diego: 170-foot blade falls off wind turbine in So Cal
Marin Independent Journal: Santa Cruz sailing crew rescue GG Bridge jumper
Seattle Times: Kayaker catches giant halibut near Seattle
Kym Kemp / Monday, April 1 @ 2:32 p.m. / Humboldt
Eureka Police Dept. Press Release:
The Eureka Police Department is pleased to announce the graduation of one of its sergeants, Stephen Watson, from the respected Sherman Block Supervisory Leadership Institute (SLI). SLI is an intensive 8-month program (consisting of eight 24-hour sessions held approximately every four weeks) “designed to stimulate personal growth, leadership, and ethical decision-making in California law enforcement front-line supervisors.” Sergeant Watson graduated with SLI Class #323 on March 29, 2013 in Sacramento, CA.
From the website of the California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) concerning SBSLI:
“Designed and implemented in 1988 through the efforts of California law enforcement professionals and top educators and trainers, the SBSLI is an intense program based on experiential learning techniques. Students are challenged to learn new ways to resolve issues through group and individual work.”
“The curriculum takes students through an analysis of management (planning, organizing, directing, etc.) and leadership (inspiring, challenging, developing, etc.) and how each discipline compliments the other. The course progresses from self-evaluation, to interpersonal evaluation, to organizational relationships.”
“The Sherman Block Supervisory Leadership Institute provides first-line supervisors with a high quality training experience allowing them to fine-tune their leadership skills. The curriculum provides a forum for personal growth and development of qualities necessary for effective public safety leadership.”
The motto of Class #323 was Ductus Exemplo: “Leadership by Example.”
Sergeant Watson was hired by the Eureka Police Department in May 2005. He is the former supervisor of the department’s Problem Oriented Policing Unit (POP) and is presently assigned to the Field Operations Division where he supervises a patrol watch.
Sergeant Watson would like to thank EPD Chief Murl Harpham for his commitment to the personal and professional development of the leaders in his department and for the opportunity to participate in the challenging SLI program.
One of the problems with convincing people the ocean is a troubled place is that it so often remains beautiful and appears unchanging. We’re lucky here on the North Coast, but we have our problems — when’s the last time you visited the beach and didn’t find trash? — and what happens around the world affects us, too.
However, among the bad news, we do have some good.
Kym Kemp / Tuesday, March 19 @ 10:36 a.m. / Humboldt