Bicoastal Media News

  • College of the Redwoods will host a book release party and reading for the recently published Come to the Edge: Arrival and Survival in Del Norte County, 41 stories from the people who live there, edited by CR English professor Ruth Rhodes. These stories, collected from the residents of Del Norte County, California, document the challenges and benefits of living in such a rural, isolated place. Arranged by theme, the memoirs provide intimate portraits of a diverse array of people who, literally and figuratively, live on the edge of the earth.  The event will take place Friday, November 30 from 6-7 p.m. at the College of the Redwoods-Del Norte Campus.


  • The California Department of Transportation has announced the following scheduled roadwork. In Del Norte County, construction on Route 101 north of Rudisill Road will continue. One-way traffic control will be in effect from 6:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.  Motorists should expect 5-minute delays.  Caltrans will suspend most work on Northern California Highways from Wednesday, November 21 through Sunday, November 25 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.  However, in the case of unforeseen circumstances, it may be necessary for Cal-Trans Maintenance to respond to emergency situations.


  • Park rangers at Redwood National and State Parks are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying two suspected car burglars. In September, a vehicle was broken into while parked on the Newton B. Drury Parkway in Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park. Not long afterwards, a credit card stolen during the burglary was used at both Walmart and Home Depot stores in Crescent City.  Security cameras captured two suspects at Wal-Mart using the stolen credit card.  Rangers have not been able to identify either suspect and are now looking for the public’s help.  Anyone with information on either suspect or their whereabouts is asked to contact Roger Korsgren at 707-465-7345.


  • College of the Redwoods announced the launching of the Redwoods Room and Board Scholarship Fund. The fund was established to help students who are homeless or facing insecurity. The semester long scholarship will provide housing in the CR residence halls along with a meal plan in CR’s cafeteria.  The recipients of the Redwoods scholarship will have to meet all of guidelines of the Residence Halls, maintain a minimum 2.0 grade point average, a full-time course load of at least 12 units and follow campus policies and rules.  These students will be required to work part time either on or off campus to build their resume, and contribute $50 a month toward their dorm in order to build a rental history.  For more information on the Redwoods Room and Board Scholarship Fund, go to Scholarship.