Beautiful Eureka, California, is nestled between the glorious redwood forest and the Pacific Ocean. This historic city is home to the attractive campus of Eureka College, whose commitment to community service is embraced by many residents. Students desiring a career as a beautician can attend the Frederick and Charles Beauty College, while College of the Redwoods trains people in many different industries.
Fishing is big industry in Eureka, with many independent commercial fisherman learning the trade from their fathers and grandfathers. More than 400 anglers own more than 200 small commercial fishing operations and catch more than 38 million pounds of fish each season, including the large red Dungeness crab and large Pacific oysters. Pacsea Food maintains one of the most technologically advanced seafood packing plants. Another important industry for Eureka is the timber industry. Many small commercial paper companies operate near Eureka as do other industries, such as trucking, that support them. Many craftsmen have created names for themselves using wood from the nearby redwood forest.