Educator: Much more can be done to prevent problem
Del Norte County dropped from having the highest teen birth rate in California to having the third highest rate, which health education advocates say is a step in the right direction but still leaves much room for improvement.
A federal judge recently granted class action status to a lawsuit that claims being locked up for years in a windowless room smaller than many bathrooms causes physical and psychological damage to those imprisoned there.
Del Norte education officials on Thursday presented preliminary 2014–15 budgets and Local Control Accountability Plans for the school district and County Office of Education, proposing additional teachers, a foster youth coordinator and an expanded career technical education program.
Greg Ponchak and Paige Fruechtnicht, of Ohio, were on a road trip visiting national parks when a tree fell on Highway 199 on Saturday, destroying their car and calling a quick end to their trip. Del Norte Triplicate / Adam Spencer
It could have been worse
A young couple from Ohio had their cross-country road trip cut short on Saturday when a large tree that fell onto Highway 199 smashed their car and blocked all traffic for nearly an hour.