The day after College of the Redwoods trustees held a rare meeting in Del Norte, the director of the local campus learned that she would be out of a job at the end of June.
Anita Janis said this week she was informed April 2 that her contract with the college wouldn’t be renewed once it expires June 30. The day before, CR President Kathryn Smith pledged her support for the Del Norte Education Center at the Board of Trustees’ first meeting held locally in more than two years.
Charlie Fore, left, and Bobby Jernegan are making the final preparations for the long-delayed opening of Porcini restaurant. Del Norte Triplicate / Bryant Anderson
Porcini looks to open Thursday after preparations that took longer than expected
A pot of mashed potatoes steamed on the stove, a tray of meatballs sat on the kitchen counter next to a vat of beef stock, but Charlie Fore was still hard at work.
Scores of wine glasses and water goblets gleamed behind the concrete bar. Prints of vintage paintings and original artwork mingled with postcards and ads depicting Crescent City’s early days. Nearly two months after giving Del Norters a sneak peak, Fore and his partner Bobby Jernegan are almost ready to begin regular dinner service at Porcini restaurant in Crescent City Harbor.