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Going Down @ 4:26 p.m.

Floyd Squires at the scene of one of his properties burning down | Photo: Andrew Goff

Local property owner Floyd Squires, who for years was a thorn in the side of the City of Eureka due to the often rundown condition of his rentals, has died at the age of 76. 

According to the North Coast Journal, Squires’ death certificate notes he died of cardiac arrest that occurred in conjunction with a choking incident. 

Now, LoCO could attempt to sum up Squires’ legacy for you in a few sentences, but we were thinking maybe just providing you with the list of all the times Squires and his various properties appeared on this site would do the trick. So here’s that:


Going Down @ 4:20 p.m.

A local surfer is recovering after a very attack-like encounter with a shark at Centerville Beach on Sunday afternoon. 

The Ferndale Volunteer Fire Department provided a few details on the incident on its Facebook page:

At 1530hrs (3:30pm) FVFD was dispatched to a report of a shark or seal bite at Centerville beach. Unit at scene did confirm that the bite was from a shark. The patient was transported by City Ambulance to a hospital.

To our recollection of our membership, we have not had an incident like this. This is a reminder that there are many hazards to be aware of when you are at the beach.

Please be safe.

Sharktober is here, people. If you’re wondering how the surfer is doing, you can get some idea of his status and demeanor from an Instagram post put up earlier today by The Shop, a surf store in Arcata. In it, the chewed-up patient can be seen flashing the shaka sign, which, in this instance, would suggest that he thinks he’s going to be fine.

You can view a sanitized version of the post below. But if you’re the kind of person who needs to see a chomped-on leg you can click over to The Shop’s page to see the shark’s gory handiwork. Ouchie.  

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