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Fortuna woman still missing

Danielle Nicole Brooks-Bertolini is 5 feet 3 inches and weighs 115 pounds. Submitted
Family and friends of a missing Fortuna woman are  seeking help in locating Danielle Nicole Brooks-Bertolini, 23, who has not been seen or heard from since Feb. 8 in Fortuna.


Parks road reopens from sequester-induced closure

The Tall Trees Access Road in Redwood National Park was reopened for vehicles Friday after being closed eight months due to last spring’s federal budget cuts known as the sequester.


Navy to hold hearing on offshore tests

The U.S. Navy will hold a public hearing next week on the possible environmental impacts  of continued training and testing, including weapons and sonar testing, from 2015 to 2020 on the Pacific Coast from Humboldt County to Washington state.


DN's 'Boat Kids' a big hit in Japan

Teens were instant celebrities, welcomed by student counterparts, leaders and the media 

Interviewed by the Japanese media, Del Norte High students were frequently the center of attention during their recent visit to Japan. Photo courtesy of Bill Steven
While walking down the streets of cities in Japan, there were times when locals on the sidewalk would point to the group of six Del Norte High School students and excitedly exclaim “the boat kids!” In English.


Scammers target locals, police say

After two local businesses recently fell prey to a scam targeting local utility customers, the Crescent City Police Department is warning residents of new ways impostors are trying to steal their money and personal information.

Police Sgt. Erik Apperson said he received reports Wednesday involving two different scams. 


Burglary proves to be hazardous job in DN lately

For second time in 2 weeks, homeowner goes after suspect

A suspected burglar suffered a stab wound scuffling with a Crescent City homeowner Monday afternoon, authorities said.

The homeowner, Calvin Huff, arrived to his property on the 900 block of Childs Avenue to discover a man rooting around inside a wooden storage container next to the house, said sheriff’s Commander Tim Athey.


State of Jefferson? Advisory vote set

Del Norte County supervisors decide to put the new-state question to voters on June 3 ballot 

Del Norte County supervisors decided Tuesday to allow voters to weigh in on the potential creation of a new state.

But instead of leaving the new state’s name ambiguous — as Tehama County supervisors did earlier this month — Del Norte supervisors voted 3-2 in favor of a measure that explicitly named the new state “Jefferson.” Supervisors David Finigan and Martha McClure dissented. 


Inmate found dead in cell

The death of a Pelican Bay State Prison inmate on Monday is being investigated as a suicide, according to prison officials. 

Anthony Johnson, 30, was found unresponsive in his cell in the prison’s Administrative Segregation Unit around 12:25 p.m. and pronounced dead shortly thereafter. 


News of Record Feb. 14-20, 2014

Del Norte County Superior Court felony and misdemeanor sentencings for the week of Feb. 14-20 include:

Matilde Rea Montanez, 35, Crescent City, was sentenced to two years in County Jail, two years post release community supervision and fined $1,436 for transportation/selling a controlled substance


No missing plane, Coast Guard concludes

Two U.S. Coast Guard helicopters and a 47-foot motor lifeboat spent several hours searching for a downed plane off the northern coast of Del Norte County on Monday night before determining that it was a false distress report.

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