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Loleta Community Park welcomes sign

By Mary Bullwinkel Beacon Correspondent |

Fortuna fire district to discuss services and programs

The Fortuna Fire Protection District invites community members to a Town Hall meeting to discuss and comment on its 20-year strategic plan at the Fortuna Main Station, 320 South Fortuna Blvd. on Thursday, Aug. 27, at 6 p.m. The meeting is an opportuni...



  • News

    Frank E. Petersen Jr., first black Marine aviator, dies

    BALTIMORE (AP) Frank E. Petersen Jr., the first black aviator and brigadier general in Marine Corps, has died.Frank E. Petersen III said his father died Tuesday at his home in Stevensville, on Maryland's Kent Island, of complications from lung...

    By Kasey Jones, Associated Press|

  • Environment

    Walrus leave ice, come ashore on Alaska's northwest coast

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) Pacific walrus have come ashore on the northwest coast of Alaska in what has become an annual sign of the effects of climate change."There appears to be several thousand animals up there," said Andrea Medeiros,...

    By Dan Joling, Associated Press|

  • Business

    Million gallons of wastewater closes another beach in Hawaii

    HONOLULU (AP) For the second time in a week a popular Hawaii beach was closed Thursday after sewage from a treatment plant was discharged into the ocean.A million gallons of treated but not yet disinfected wastewater was discharged from the...

    By Caleb Jones, Associated Press|

  • Business

    Californians cut water without state imposing fines

    FRESNO, Calif. (AP) For the second straight month, Californians exceeded hefty water conservation mandates during the relentless drought without the state imposing fines, officials said Thursday.Cities cut water use by a combined 31 percent in...

    By Scott Smith, Associated Press|

  • News

    Texas judge clears way for removal of Jefferson Davis statue

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) A judge on Thursday cleared the way for the University of Texas to move a statue of Confederate President Jefferson Davis away from the main area of campus, despite objections from a Southern heritage group that called...

    By Jim Vertuno, Associated Press|

  • News

    Events mark Emmett Till slaying 60 years later

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) Sixty years after a black Chicago teenager was killed for whistling at a white woman in Mississippi, relatives and civil rights activists are holding church services and movie screenings to remember Emmett Till.They're also...

    By Emily Wagster Pettus, Associated Press|

  • News

    Parole recommended for Charles Manson follower Bruce Davis

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) After 43 years in prison and 30 parole hearings, parole officials on Thursday again decided it is safe to free Charles Manson follower Bruce Davis.They recommended that Davis be paroled in the 1969 slayings of musician...

    By Don Thompson, Associated Press|

  • News

    Prosecution of Hernandez cousin dropped for cancer treatment

    FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) Prosecutors say they'll abandon their case against a cousin of ex-New England Patriots player and murder convict Aaron Hernandez because of her worsening cancer.Tanya Singleton was charged with conspiracy to commit...


  • Business

    Life sentence for man convicted of killing 5 in Denver bar

    DENVER (AP) A man convicted of stabbing five people to death at a Denver bar and setting the business on fire will not be executed and instead will serve a lifelong prison sentence, a jury decided Thursday.It is the second time in a month that...

    By Sadie Gurman, Associated Press|

  • News

    Man convicted in plot to sell deadly ricin as 'death pills'

    NEW YORK (AP) A man looking to acquire ricin so he could sell what he called "easy death pills" and guarantee "risk-free" murder has been convicted of federal charges in New York.Cheng Le (LEE) was convicted Thursday of trying to acquire ricin...


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