north coast journal

North Coast Journal

More than a year after the murder of Humboldt State University student David Josiah Lawson, a man--Kyle Zoellner--accused but ultimately not charged with the crime, has filed a lawsuit against the city of Arcata. Zoellner alleges that police and city officials violated his civil rights. 

In this week's North Coast Journal, Thadeous Greenson and Kimberly Wear explore the life and death of Sharral "Sherry" McDonald. She was fatally shot in Eureka in early May 2018 while protecting a friend from domestic violence. 

The North Coast Journal's Linda Stansberry explores the world of animal death and necropsy reports at the Sequoia Park Zoo in Eureka. She explains the Zoo's history with exotic animals, new sustainable practices as well as how care conditions and zoo regulations have changed since it's inception in 1907.