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Pelican Bay inmate awarded $25k for lawsuit

An inmate at Pelican Bay State Prison was awarded $25,000 in damages early last week in a case against correctional officers accused of violating his First Amendment rights. 

Jesse Perez was transferred to Pelican Bay’s Security Housing Unit after officers at another prison determined him to be a member of the Mexican Mafia. He filed a lawsuit against those officers in 2005, alleging their decision and his subsequent reassignment were a violation of his constitutional rights. 

That case was settled in late 2012, but on Oct. 10 of the same year Lopez and his cellmate were subject to search and seizure of their quarters at Pelican Bay. It was “just days after (he) obtained a settlement in another suit that contemplated (his) release from solitary and damages,” wrote Perez. 

Killer comes clean after 27 years

A convicted killer in San Mateo County has confessed to the double slaying of a couple in Crescent City, breaking a cold case almost three decades old.

John Kelley, 52, has already pleaded no contest to a 1986 sexual assault and murder in San Mateo County. He is expected to receive a sentence of life in prison without possibility of parole on Dec. 11, according to San Mateo County District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe. 

Following that sentence, he will be transported to Del Norte County for hearing on the 1988 killings of Douglas and Rosina Anderson, who were shot and killed near Crescent City. 

Healthcare District Goes Public

The Del Norte Healthcare District board issued a statement Monday thanking the public for their continued support and announcing plans to increase their public information efforts to improve communication with Sutter Health while working toward ensuring affordable, quality healthcare for the citizens of Del Norte County.

Board Director Kevin Caldwell read the statement after directors emerged from a meeting closed to the public.

The statement said the organization’s board plans to “Continue to explore ways of getting our message out about our vision for Healthcare in Del Norte County, which is expanded healthcare at a reasonable price, and that profits made at this hospital (Sutter Coast Hospital) stay in Del Norte County, and to thank the people for their ongoing support and ask them for their continued support as we move forward with this positive vision for Del Norte County.”

After their special closed session, Caldwell added, “During our closed meeting there was nothing specific to vote on, but we gave specific direction to our Sutter Health research sub-committee (Dwayne Reichlin and Terry McNamara) to continue to work with a PR (public relations) company on ways to get our message out to the community, and that message is the statement we issued.”

Caldwell said the district has received much support from the community, but needs continued support.

“We want everyone to know that we are working very hard on this,” Caldwell said.

The next HCD meeting is scheduled for 1 p.m. Jan. 5.

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Local gaps in homelessness documentation

California accounts for more than one-fifth of the nation's homeless population, according to a report this month from the Department of Housing and Urban Development. 

Del Norte County's share in those figures is unclear, due to lack of documentation. Ron Phillips, a special projects coordinator for Rural Human Services in Crescent City, said he is not aware of the PIT study having taken place in the county for the past several years, though they are expected to participate in the 2016 assessment on Jan. 26.

Phillips said his conservative estimate of the local homeless population is that it’s “close to 200 that are living out in the bush somewhere.”


A Communtiy Feast of Thanks

Ron and Lori Rooney, of Crescent City, greeted folks as they came through the door to the community dinner last Thursday. Lori said they have been volunteering at the dinner for the past 23 years. Del Norte Triplicate / David Anderson

Folks came out by the hundreds to enjoy food, fellowship and music at the 24th annual community Thanksgiving dinner Thursday at the Del Norte County Fairgrounds. 

Shooting for supper

Aura Wright takes aim with her bow and arrow.
Turkey, ham, bacon go to top marksmen at Del Norte Rod and Gun Club

Like the pilgrims and natives at that first thanksgiving in 1621, nabbing a Thanksgiving feast at the Del Norte Rod and Gun Club on Sunday depended largely on one’s skill with a weapon — though in a less direct manner.

Dust up between directors at HCD

Caldwell accuses Moore of obstructing group’s progress 

In the first Del Norte Healthcare District meeting since Beverley Hussey settled her lawsuit against Sutter Health, Director Kevin Caldwell accused board Director Clarke Moore of obstructionism.

Thanksgiving holiday plans for leaders

Editor’s note: We asked various leaders of Crescent City and Del Norte County their plans for Thanksgiving Day. Here’s what a few had to say:

City Manager Gene Palazzo: 

I do have plans. I’m going up to visit my wife in Tahoe. Probably a typical Palazzo Thanksgiving is going to my parents house. My sisters and everybody shows up, and we focus on catching up  from the past year. We all try to get together. (My parents) they’re in Central Valley, California, and I have a sister in Phoenix. We try and get everyone together. My kids and my wife are all spread out in the Central Valley. 

Emergency Dispatch Call Logs, Nov. 23 & 24

Excerpts from the Del Norte County emergency dispatch call logs Nov. 23 & 24:

Monday, November 23

At 5:49 a.m., caller requests the removal of a subject at a business on the 300 block of U.S. 101 South.

Holiday roadwork in Northern California

Caltrans announced major roadwork scheduled for Friday, Nov. 27 through Thursday, December 3, 2015.

“Please keep in mind work is weather dependent and subject to change. For updates go to www.dot.ca.gov/dist1/d1rib.htm, or check with the California Highway Information Network (CHIN) at www.dot.ca.gov or call 800-GAS-ROAD (800-427-7623).

Work on Northern California highway will be suspended from Wednesday, Nov. 25 through Sunday, Nov. 29, in observance of Thanksgiving, according to a CalTrans press release.

“Caltrans wishes to advise motorists to drive with caution when approaching work areas and to be prepared to stop at traffic control stations,” according to CalTrans press release.

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