Eurekans are still processing the swift, two-day end of the houseless community which has dominated Palco Marsh for what seems like forever. Whether you despised the camp or felt that it was a needed place for people with less to convene, nearly 200 people have had to establish new living arrangements different than what they’d grown accustomed to. A Eureka neighborhood, for better or worse, has vanished. What does that look like?

Here’s another view. Contributing LoCO photographer Oliver Cory spent a portion of the last three evenings perched on the highest point of the finger of land that juts out parallel to the Palco Marsh waterfront. There, he snapped some shots the days before, during and after the City of Eureka’s cleanup efforts.


For yet another up-close-and personal look at Eureka’s new reality, last night LoCO took a walk down the marsh’s previously densely populated main boulevard. Note no tents in the clip below: