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Library reopens Wednesday

Break room, office wall tests negative for asbestos, positive for black mold 

The Del Norte County Library will reopen Wednesday, allowing users to check out books and movies, use the computers and copy machine.

But due to the water damage that forced the library’s emergency closure, patrons will not be able to print documents using the facility’s computers, Manager Teena Capshaw said Monday.

Vets soon to receive recognition on licenses

Come Veteran’s Day, veterans will be able to have their status designated on their driver’s licenses in California.

There’s been a nationwide push for states to offer this form of identification, as the only way many veterans are able to prove their status is by carrying around their bulky DD-214’s, the Department of Defense’s notice of honorable discharge, which need to be accompanied by photo IDs.

The law passed the state legislature unanimously last year, allowing California to join 40 other states with the special designation next month. Oregon and Washington will be added to the roster in 2017.

Closing in on the Coastal Trail

The completion of the Sunset Circle section of the California Coastal Trail will connect foot, bicycle and board traffic from Pebble Beach to South Beach. The harbor section is seen here, where it opens to the highway and the trail seemingly ends. Del Norte Triplicate / Bryant Anderson
 Funding came in last week that will enable the city to develop the last remaining portion of the coastal trail connecting South Beach to Pebble Beach for bicyclists and pedestrians.

A $640,000 grant from Caltrans’ Active Transportation Program, with $160,000 of matching funds from the Del Norte Local Transportation Commission, will pay for a 10-foot multi-purpose trail along the bumpy back road that is Sunset Circle.

As it is, the trail section leading up to Sunset Circle from the Crescent City Harbor spills out at U.S. 101 with a liquor store on the right and a parking lot on the left, and it’s not immediately obvious that the beat up strip of pavement behind leads anywhere.

Pac Shores owners face off with CDFW again

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife and the Pacific Shores Property Owners Association will face off again in a Sacramento courtroom Monday over the often-contended flood control policies alleged to have stripped the never-developed lots near Lake Earl of their value.

In 2011, the Sacramento County Superior Court ruled the state, including CDFW and the Coastal Commission, responsible for “physical takings” of nine half-acre lots in the seasonally soggy subdivision, and $114,500 in damages were awarded to the lot holders.

The state’s appeal to this will be heard Monday, by the Third Appellate District Court. In it’s opening brief, the state argues the association waited too long to file a suit against the current flood control policy. Lake levels were allowed to reach 8 feet or higher beginning in 1987. The association didn’t file until 2007.

Repeated tests keep library closed

An emergency closure of the Del Norte County Library in Crescent City will now extend through at least Tuesday due to the need to repeat lab tests on a wall that has a small possibility of containing asbestos.

The library was immediately closed off to the public and employees Oct. 15 when it was determined asbestos could be present in a wall being replaced due to water damage.  Lab results for asbestos were originally expected to be received Friday at the latest, according to library Manager Teena Capsha, but Golden State Construction said the wall would need to be retested Monday.

Calls to Golden State Construction to determine the problem with the first testing were not immediately returned.

Breaching Lakes Tolowa and Earl: Open all year

The channel from Lake Tolowa to the Pacific Ocean never closed during the dry season this year – the first time in living memory that's happened. Del Norte Triplicate / Bryant Anderson
 Tides surge in and out of the stubby channel connecting Lake Tolowa to the Pacific, 10 months after the Del Norte County Roads Division cut a slit in the sand to provide seasonal flood control for folks living on the periphery of the lagoon.

It’s the first time the spit hasn’t filled in in time to hold winter rains, at least from what many locals can recall.

“Usually it’s got all winter to get up to height. It’s a terrible deal, really. But I don’t think closing it up now would make much difference,” said Bob Langford, who’s been hunting ducks on Lakes Tolowa and Earl for 65 years.

Emergency dispatch call logs, Oct. 19, 2015

Excerpts from the Del Norte County emergency dispatch call logs Oct. 19:

Monday, October 19

At 2:26 a.m., caller says a man hit her and violated his restraining order, currently on the 100 block of Klamath Boulevard.
At 10:23 a.m., caller reports people squatting on her property and illegally dumping garbage on the 200 block of Ocean Drive in Fort Dick.
At 11:15 a.m., caller reports man trying to fight with employees at a business on the 300 block of M Street.
At 11:42 a.m., caller reports toxic smells around the yard on the 200 block of Hill Street.
At 12:14 p.m., caller reports an unattended burn pile in their neighbor’s yard on the 2000 block of Old Mill Road.
At 2:13 p.m., caller reports a suspicious person standing outside his house on the 200 block of Hill Street.
At 4:40 p.m., caller reports smoke coming from the wooded area near El Dorado Road and Washington Boulevard.
At 5:08 p.m., caller reports a man walking down the 1500 block of Low Divide Road in Hiouchi carrying a rifle.
At 7:58 p.m., caller reports a suspicious vehicle driving up and down Pine Grove Road.
At 9:03 p.m., caller reports a possible break-in at her neighbor’s house on the 100 block of Cannon Drive.
At 10:50 p.m., caller reports a person setting off firecrackers on Enderts Beach Road.
At 9:01 p.m., caller reports a car alarm going off every night for the past week on the 1000 block of Condor Street.

Lunch with the Law tackles precautions for holidays

At the latest monthly “Lunch with the Law,” leaders of the local law enforcement assembled to discuss important seasonal topics of community concern.

“Well, the Cubs are in the playoffs,” said Sheriff Erik Apperson, as the meeting opened.

The crowd tittered, gathered in a small group around the table in the conference room of First 5 Del Norte on Pacific Avenue. The turnout Oct. 15 was scant, as it was in September. Featured guests still filled the hour’s conversation with topical advisories.

“As we go into the real winter, with major holidays and shorter days, it’s an important time to reflect,” said Ivan Minsal, Crescent City Police Chief. “Let’s not mar the season — remember to lock your car and conceal your valuables. It only takes about five seconds or less to break into a vehicle. Try to harden the target, as I say.”

Apperson pointed out holidays are potentially a ripe time for criminals to take advantage of their cheery, joyful victims.

“In the days after Christmas, people go on social media and say ‘Look, I just got thousands of dollars in new stuff,’ and they don’t realize that with an online post people can easily geotag your location, if they don’t already know where you live in this small community,” he explained.

Training workshop Sunday on tracking seabirds

A citizen science-based program that helps track the health of seabirds on the West Coast will offer a training workshop in Crescent City on Sunday.

Once a month, volunteers with the University of Washington’s Coastal Observation and Seabird Survey Team, or COASST, collect data on carcasses of marine birds that wind up on beaches from Northern California to Alaska.

This establishes a baseline pattern of beached bird mortality on North Pacific beaches and helps address marine conservation issues and protects marine resources.

Body found near jetty a suspected suicide

The body of a young adult male driving a vehicle with Arizona plates was found by law enforcement in Beachfront Park just before 6 p.m Wednesday with a suspected self-inflicted fatal gunshot wound, according to Crescent City Police Officer Anthony Lopez.

Two young children playing in the park came across the body, according to a family friend of the children.

Law enforcement officials responded to reports of the self-inflicted gunshot wound near the jetty in Beachfront Park and found the man lying on the ground, Lopez said.

The man’s name was not released Wednesday pending notification of his family.

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