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Perfumer’s items hit Target.com
HUMBOLDT MADE
Locally made Tulip Perfume aims to spread North Coast vibes
TO LEARN MORE
By Juniper Rose
jrose@times-standard.com
@juniperjrose on Twitter
Tulip products can be found online
by searching “Tulip Perfume” on
Target.com or Amazon.com. For
In small glass bottles with more information or to view a list
handmade labels, Tulip Perfume of local stores that carry Tulip
has spent the past eight years products visit Tulipperfume.com.
nestled among locally crafted
trinkets in small boutiques on health food stores — just where
the Arcata Plaza or displayed be- you would expect a local entrepreside natural beauty products in neur’s goods to wind up.
Victoria England,
maker of Tulip
Perfume, sits
with her Charmed
Collection at her
McKinleyville suite
just before 27
of her products
launched on
Target.com.
Last week, however, Tulip Perfume debuted where no other
Humboldt products have been
known to be listed — Target.com.
It hasn’t been a simple path going from mixing perfumes and lotions at home to being ready to
sell to a national corporation, said
Victoria England, the creator of
Tulip Perfume.
JUNIPER ROSE — THE
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PERFUME » PAGE 5
WEATHER
FLOODS PREDICTED
FOR THE EEL RIVER
CYBERSECURITY
Health
care is a
trove for
hackers
By Tom Murphy
and Brandon Bailey
The Associated Press
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Walkers and workers were at least somewhat prepared for the moderate rain near the Arcata Plaza.
Emergency shelter alert active
By Juniper Rose
jrose@times-standard.com
@juniperjrose on Twitter
After two days of heavy
rains, the region’s rivers are
expected to peak Friday night
and into Saturday morning,
with the Eel River at Fern
Bridge predicted to rise into
moderate flood stage and several other rivers reaching monitor stages.
There is currently a flood
watch in place and the National Weather Service is still
analyzing whether or not a
warning — which signals the
need to prepare for a threat
to property and life — will be
needed, National Weather Service meteorologist Kathleen
Lewis said.
Moderate flood stages on the
Eel River at Fern Bridge mean
the river has risen beyond 22
feet.
“Once the water reaches 22
feet, the western half of the Eel
River delta, areas northwest
of Loleta and even the western portion a Cannibal Island
Road can see flooding,” Lewis
said.
The Mad River in Arcata
is expected to reach monitor
stages, she said.
As of Thursday afternoon
the National Weather Service
office in Eureka had received
about four-tenths of an inch of
rain, Lewis said. Other parts
of the North Coast had already
received more than an inch
and in a few areas — such as
the Kings Range — more than
two inches.
“Total amounts are looking
pretty similar to what we have
been expecting, maybe regionwide seven to 10 inches, and
then four to seven along the
coastal zone,” Lewis said.
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Humboldt State University students walk near Library Circle
as flowers bloom in the foreground and on the tree and
rhododendron Thursday afternoon. The current winter storm may
cause some flooding.
To report damage: In case of damaged power lines or electrical
equipment, call 911 and notify PG&E at 1-800-743-5002.
RECORDS
HUMBOLDT COUNTY
State permitted oil field
discharge in aquifers
Skeletal remains found
in August identified
State regulators let oil companies inject production fluids
into what are now federally
protected aquifers. PAGE A8
INDEX
Local .............A2
Lottery..........A3
The remains found in the Little
Van Duzen River has been
identified as a man reported
missing last May. PAGE A2
Opinion......... A4
Obituaries.....A9
Sports........... B1
BUSINESS
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HACKERS » PAGE 5
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Dow Jones Industrial
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Standard & Poor’s
2062.52 (+21.01)
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Health care is a treasure trove
for criminals looking to steal
reams of personal information, as
the hacking of a database maintained by the second-largest U.S.
health insurer proves.
The latest breach at health insurer Anthem Inc. follows a year in
which more than 10 million people
were affected by health care data
breaches — including hacking or
accidents that exposed personal
information, such as lost laptops
— according to a government database that tracks incidents affecting at least 500 people. The numbers, compiled by the Department
of Health and Human Services,
show that last year was the worst
for health care hacking since 2011,
when more than 11 million people
were affected.
Health care hacking is becoming more of a focus as retailers and
other businesses have clamped
down on security after massive
breaches at companies like Target
and Home Depot. That has made
it more difficult for cyber thieves
to infiltrate their systems. As a result, they’ve turned their attention
toward health care.
Experts say health care companies can provide many entry points into their systems for
crooks to steal data. And once
criminals get that information,
they can pull off far more extensive and lucrative schemes.
“If someone steals your credit
card and home address, they might
be able to buy something, but you
can usually get that locked down
quickly,” said Tony Anscombe, a security expert with the cybersecurity firm AVG Technologies. “With
medical records and a social security number, it’s not so simple.”
Anthem said late Wednesday
that hackers broke into a database storing information on 80
million people in an attack the
company discovered last week.
The Blue Cross Blue Shield insurer said the hackers gained access to names, birthdates, email
address, employment details, Social Security numbers, incomes
and street addresses of people
who are currently covered or have
had coverage in the past.
Classifieds....B7
Alleged carjacker arrested
after several pursuits
A man was located and arrested
on suspicion of carjacking,
evading law enforcement and
hit and run. PAGE A2
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