Articles by Ryan Burns

February 2024

April Van Dyke, Candidate for Superior Court Judge, on Her Upbringing, Racial Disparities in the Justice System, Why She Sued Her Former Employer and More

5,500 Locals Have Already Voted in the Primary, a ‘Surprisingly High’ Early Turnout, Says County Registrar of Voters

Initial Drawdown Complete, Klamath Basin Restoration Has Begun Ahead of Historic Dam Removal This Fall

[UPDATED] ‘Citizens for a Better Eureka’ Drops Motions for Preliminary Injunction But Will Continue CEQA Lawsuits Against the City

FORNICATING BIGFOOTS! The Trailer Just Dropped for Locally Filmed ‘Sasquatch Sunset,’ an R-rated Dramedy Starring Jesse Eisenberg and Others in Furry Suits

Developer of McKay Ranch Subdivision, a Proposed 320-Unit Housing Development in Cutten, Seeks Annexation from Humboldt Community Services District

Judge Tosses Suit From ‘Citizens for a Better Eureka’ Backers Accusing the City of Violating Elections Code

Presiding Judge Gregory Kreis Facing Formal Inquiry Into 19 Counts of Alleged Misconduct, Including Drug and Alcohol Use, Sexually Inappropriate Behavior and Anti-Semitic Remarks

Sushi Spot Eliminates Tipping in Favor of a Service Charge and Some People Are Big Mad About It

Housing for All Backers (Meaning Security National, Really) Have Outspent Opponents by Margin of 163-1

Buh-Bye, Leo! Local Production on Paul Thomas Anderson’s New DiCaprio Movie Has Wrapped

State Attorney General’s Office Joins the Fight Against the Pro-Parking Group ‘Citizens for a Better Eureka’

January 2024

Eureka Among Seven California Communities to Earn Coveted ‘Pro-Housing’ Designation

Honsal Pleads for Hiring Freeze Exception; Board Punts Decision on Short-Term Rental Ordinance to March

(PHOTOS) Hollywood Magic Transforms Cutten Plaza Into a Mexican Mini-Mall for DiCaprio Movie Production

County Supervisors Deny Appeal of McKinleyville Subdivision, Approve 56-Unit Development Project

Security National Has Spent at Least $236,000 on the Pro-Parking ‘Housing for All’ Initiative So Far

(VIDEO) BOOM! Copco 1 Dam Blast Sends Middle Klamath River Flowing Freely For the First Time in a Century

TODAY in SUPES: County Eyes Major Changes to Mental Health Programs, Awards $1M in Measure Z Revenues to Road Repairs

Chief Exec of Mad River Hospital Unexpectedly Ousted; Talks Continue for Potential Sale to Arizona Company

[UPDATE: Still Open!] Blondies Food and Drink in Arcata Has Alcohol License Suspended for Serving to a Minor During Decoy Operation

Cal Poly Humboldt Campus to Remain Open During Next Week’s Planned Faculty and Teamsters Strikes

Providence’s Local Outpatient Labs Will Be Sold to Labcorp, the ‘Walmart’ of Testing Labs, According to Humboldt County Health Care Workers

[UPDATE: Re-Opened] Hwy. 101 Closed in Both Directions in Both Orick and Fortuna Due to Flooding

Providence is Closing All of Its Outpatient Labs, Including Those at St. Joseph and Redwood Memorial Hospitals

Harbor District Board to Consider Adopting ‘Green Terminal Strategy’ for Offshore Wind Infrastructure Development

Film Set to Shoot in Eureka is From Renowned Director Paul Thomas Anderson, With Leonardo DiCaprio, Sean Penn and Regina Hall, According to Industry Reports

TODAY in SUPES: Who Wants to Operate a Safe Parking Program for the Homeless? Also, What To Do About Whippit Abuse?

Brian Stephens, Eureka’s New Police Chief, Comes From the Department’s Bad Boy Days But Says He’s Committed to Continuing Progressive Reforms

Thai Fusion Korean Barbecue is Coming Soon to the Former Golden Harvest Cafe Spot in Arcata

Theo Lengyel, Founding Member of Eureka’s Mr. Bungle, Arrested in Connection With Girlfriend’s Murder

St. Joseph Hospital Welcomes Its First Newborn of 2024

December 2023

Yurok Vice Chair Frankie Myers Discusses His Assembly Campaign, the Power of Representation and the Unique Voice He’d Bring to Sacramento

Judge Dismisses Rory Kalin’s Lawsuit Against Humboldt County, Public Defender’s Office Employees

New Four-Story Building Slated for Old Town Would Bring 13 Apartments and New Retail Space to Eureka

Nordic Aquafarms Celebrates Coastal Commission Denial of Five Appeals to Samoa Fish Farm

Judge Denies Effort to Keep Measure A, the ‘Humboldt Cannabis Reform Initiative,’ Off the March Ballot

Assemblymember Jim Wood Endorses Rusty Hicks in Crowded Race to Be His Successor

BREAKING: At Re-election Campaign Launch, Judge Kreis Says Lawsuit Against Him Has Been Settled

New Bill Would Rename the Main Trail in Headwaters Forest Reserve After Late Senator Diane Feinstein

Stage Set for County’s March Primary Election: Five Challengers Face Three Incumbent Supervisors

Real-Life Grinch Breaks Into Toys for Tots Warehouse, Drives Off With Truck-Load Full of Christmas Gifts

Third District Supervisor Mike Wilson Announces Re-election Campaign; Roy Gomez Running Against Him

‘His Life Saved Three Others’: Organs Successfully Transplanted From Man In Police Custody; Parents Remain Angry About Delayed Approval From Sheriff Honsal

BREAKING: Honsal Makes About-Face, Will Allow Donation of Organs From Man On Life Support

November 2023

Sheriff Honsal is Refusing to Allow a Dying Man’s Organs to Be Donated. Parents and a Donor Organization Say He Won’t Explain Why.

McKinleyville High School Briefly Placed on Lockdown Again Following Report of Armed Person on Campus

Humboldt County’s Real Estate Market in ‘Total Gridlock’ Due to Cyberattack on Fidelity National Financial

(VIDEO) HAPPY THANKSGIVING! Adults With Developmental Disabilities Joyfully Parade Through Old Town Eureka

INTERVIEW: Rusty Hicks, California Democratic Party Chair, on How He ‘Fell in Love’ With the North Coast and Decided to Run for State Assembly