Articles by Ryan Burns

May 2024

BREAKING: Sun Valley Floral Farms Issues Layoff Notices to Entire Workforce in Arcata and Oxnard

[UPDATED] County Administrative Officer Thought Deputy DA’s Israeli Flag Might Inspire Angry Protesters to Storm the Courthouse

TODAY in SUPES: Board Tweaks Rules on Tobacco Sales, and Amid Disagreement, a Majority Approves Letters of Support for New State Water Regs

County Supervisors Pass Resolution for Peace in the Middle East, With Wording Taken From the City of Arcata

Influential Think Tank The Brookings Institution Asks, ‘Will Offshore Wind Be Good for Humboldt County?’

Former Singing Trees Recovery Center Owner Amber Bedell Sentenced to Prison for DUI, Child Endangerment

DA Says Pro-Israel Deputy Roger Rees Won’t Be Assigned to Cases Involving Cal Poly Humboldt Protesters

[UPDATED] Coastal Commission Approves Humboldt Bay Seawater Intake System Upgrades Needed for Nordic Aquafarms Project

The County’s General Fund is On Track to Run Out of Money in Less Than Two Years

Shuttered Arcata Plaza Tavern Toby & Jack’s Set to Become Habibi Bar & Grill, Featuring Indian, Pakistani and Mediterranean Food With Cocktails and Theme Nights

April 2024

Meet the City of Eureka’s New Giant Metal Crab Sculpture, Which You Should Help Name

(VIDEO) And Now Gaza Protesters Have Gathered Outside the Humboldt County Courthouse

Multiple Law Enforcement Agencies on CPH Campus This Morning; Solidarity March Planned; Commencement Ceremony Status Uncertain

Cal Poly Humboldt University Senate Passes Resolution Calling for a Permanent Ceasefire in Gaza

Cal Poly Humboldt Responds to Protesters’ Demands, Explaining Investments and Principles While Promising Consequences For Those Who Break the Law

BREAKING: Cal Poly Humboldt Faculty Pass Vote of No Confidence in President Tom Jackson Amid Ongoing Student Protest

(PHOTOS) Student Protesters List Demands, Expand Graffiti Messaging and Voice Camaraderie on Third Day of Cal Poly Humboldt Campus Occupation

Nasty Scammers are Stealing CalFresh Benefits From the Humboldt People Who Need Them Most

[UPDATED] The Morning After Cops Clash With Student Protesters, CPH Campus is Closed, Occupied Building Barricaded

Bro, Harsh! Recent Studies Suggest Weed Strains Are Meaningless, CBD Doesn’t Ease Anxiety and Other Cannabis Wellness Claims are, Like, Totally Bogus

Environmental Groups Say County Has Abandoned Its Duty to Fully Assess the Weed Industry’s Impacts

CONSUMER WARNING: Reps From This Shady Gas Company Are Going Door to Door in Humboldt Again

[UPDATE: Opens Friday] Reviews are In for the Entirely Humboldt-Filmed Bigfoot Family Drama Sasquatch Sunset

[UPDATED] Report From Animal Advocacy Group Finds ‘Deception, Cruelty and Animal Abuse’ at Alexandre Family Farm in Crescent City

(PHOTOS) The Harbor District’s Big Ocean Outfall Pipe Got Exposed by Major Beach Erosion From Winter Storms

Eureka Preschool Director Resigns After Failing to Immediately Report Alleged Child Abuse By Employee

(VIDEO) Watch a Great Blue Heron Snatch a Rodent Meal Out of an Arcata Lawn

What the Hell, With These Gas Prices?

How Will Prop. 1 Impact Humboldt County’s Approach to Mental Health and Homelessness? Narrowly Passed Measure Leaves Big Questions Unanswered.

Judge Rules Arcata Can’t Let Its Freak Earth Flag Fly Above Old Glory on City Pole

Dangerous Cliffs, Collapsed Parking Lots: How a Relentless Winter Changed Our Coastal Landscapes

Stinky, Phallic ‘Corpse Flower’ Blooms in Cal Poly Humboldt Greenhouse For the First Time in Three Years

March 2024

Alas, We Have to Wait Until Summer 2025 to See Leo Dicaprio’s Locally Filmed Paul Thomas Anderson Movie

Attorney Accuses Sheriff’s Office of Excessive Force and Evidence Tampering in Officer-Involved Shooting Case; Honsal Disagrees

Guy Fieri, aka ‘The Mayor of Flavortown,’ to be Recognized as Honorary Mayor of Ferndale

Providence Encourages Patients to Contact Blue Shield as Contract Negotiations Stall

Blue Lake Rancheria Among Five Tribes to Prevail in Landmark Legal Battle With the State; Outcome Called a ‘Game Changer’ for Tribal Casinos Nationwide

[UPDATED] State Accuses Cal Poly Humboldt of Violating Contract By Using Aquatic Center for Admin Offices and Fundraising, Lumberjack Reports

Judge Grants Wiyot Tribe’s Motion to Dismiss Lawsuit Filed By ‘Citizens for a Better Eureka’ Over the City’s Housing Development Plans

Coastal Commission Finds ‘Substantial Issues’ With Schneider’s Plans to Demolish Half-Built Dream Mansion, Takes Over Jurisdiction of the Project

Matthew Marshall to Leave Redwood Coast Energy Authority After 13 Years As Executive Director

TODAY in SUPES: As Weed Farms Fail, They’re Leaving Debt and Degradation in Their Wake

Wiyot Tribe Urges Judge to Toss ‘Citizens for a Better Eureka’ Lawsuit Over Removal of Parking Spaces

Local Doctor Seeks to Convert Former Eureka Church Property Into Multi-Family Housing, Urgent Care Facility and Medical Spa

Crowley Wind Services’s Partner Agreement With the Harbor District Will Expire Without a Lease, Leaving Future Relationship Unclear

YOU VOTE YET? If Not, Here Are Your Options for Doing Your Civic Duty Today and Tomorrow

Humboldt County Animal Shelter Cuts Adoption Fees as Storms Prompt Influx of Dogs, Putting Facility Over Capacity

February 2024

A Black Business Owner’s Work Truck Was Firebombed and Spray-Painted With the N-Word in Eureka, Owner Says

A Cluster of Earthquakes Struck West of Eureka Overnight

Gomez Campaign for County Supervisor Files Overdue Financial Disclosure Forms