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Dad was bemused, and from then on their Garberville home was "the CAMP Motel," which we call it to this day. Dad was raised in west Sonoma County, as was his dad, as was I. The rural bar was a fixture, someplace to drop in after work or a domestic spat. Living in Guerneville during the 1960s was a lesson in anything goes. Particularly exciting were weekends when Bay Area biker gangs took over the town. It may have been the only time Dad was nervous in a bar. While Mom watched TV in the CAMP Motel, Dad found the Blue Room. This was fall 1988, and CAMP was ravishing Humboldt grows, helicoptering into homesteads. You could feel the tension. When Dad walked into the Blue Room, looking every bit the bank vice president that he was -- polo shirt, clean white shorts, perfect silver mane -- it was like a movie. "There were 30 people in there and everyone -- everyone -- turned and stared at me for a long time while I moved to the bar," he told me. He got his drink, struck up conversation as he might have in his hometown with the logger, the bookseller, or the aberrant dilettante, and he quickly fit in. Greg King, Arcata Editor: Simon LeGree's Roadhouse Saloon was owned by Tom and Nancy LeGree in the 1970s. They were a happy, middle-aged couple and not bigots or "assholes." They also had a sense of humor and named their Airedale Simon. As Bette Midler says: "Fuck `em if they can't take a joke." Katherine Bauer-Helwig, Burnt Ranch continued on next page northcoastjournal.com � North Coast Journal � Thursday, sepT. 20, 2012 5 continued from previous page TIRES � BRAKES SHOCKS � ALIGNMENT LIGHT TRUCK TIRES PASSENGER CAR PERFORMANCE TIRES CUSTOM WHEELS See page 9 Dumb or Devious? Editor: Friday's blog item on the GPU process (also in Blog Jammin, Sept. 20), with Burn's concluding question in response to Virginia Bass' comment: "Could these be marching orders? Or is it coincidence that Sundberg and Bohn's confusion and concerns led them to this very same idea?" pretty much sums up what some have long speculated: that Rob Arkley front group HELP, promoting the interest of developers, speculators, realtors and large landowners, funded this new majority's campaigns to carry out their agenda. I'd like to give Sundberg and Bohn the benefit of the doubt and believe that they are just not capable of comprehending the policy document which they were elected to vote on. However, the cynic in me suspects they are only claiming to be this dumb in order to fulfill the agenda they were sent to carry out. We all make mistakes; the trick is to learn from them. Will the voters of Humboldt County learn from theirs? The ultimate blame lies with us, the voters, but the media shares some blame too. Where was the vetting process during the elections? Why were these men -- now making statements like "It's superoverwhelming to me" and "I'd like to have some knowledge so maybe I'd have a bit of understanding" -- not quizzed on their grasp of the biggest issue that would be facing them during their term in office? We now have folks in charge who either have ulterior motives for acting dumb or actually are dumb. I'm not sure which is worst, but if they intend to act so brazenly on behalf of their funders by discarding what has cost the taxpayers millions of dollars and the thousands of hours of staff (and Planning Commissioners) time, we should note that when these individuals run for re-election. David Isley, Eureka Editor: During recent meetings, County Supervisors Ryan Sundberg and Rex Bohn expressed confusion and being overwhelmed about the draft General Plan Update (Blog Jammin, Sept. 13 and 20). As board members, both should have the intellectual capacity to comprehend this document, its history, and how it differs from the 1984 plan. Supervisor Virginia Bass bravely piped in that she'd never seen such a lengthy plan. We're local in Keep dollars my! o n co e our local Money spent at a locally-owned business stays in the local economy. Supervisors Sundberg and Bass have had ample opportunities to ask staff for clarification. Before he retired, Supervisor Jimmy Smith provided an orientation to incoming Supervisor Bohn. Because the draft GPU is such a critical document, I assume an in-depth review was a training topic for Supervisor Bohn before he was sworn into office. When Planning/Building Department staff is assigned extra work, such as on the draft GPU, as seemingly directed by Supervisors Sundberg and Bohn, it takes staff away from their usual work for the board members' constituents. When their constituents complain, who will they blame? Of course, it will be the Planning and Building Department administration and staff. I urge voters to follow the money donated to the campaigns of Supervisors Bass, Sundberg, and Bohn to understand from where these new questions have arisen, and who is behind their attempts to change and/or postpone the approval of the new GPU. When Ms. Estelle Fennell is on the Board this January, I expect her to join the majority of supervisors in opposing the draft GPU, in accordance with her campaign's funding sources. Thank you to Supervisors Lovelace and Clendenen for explaining that a comparison of both plans is included in the current draft. It has been previously reviewed and publicly vetted during innumerable meetings. Teresa MacClelland, Eureka of the North Coast Journal: When Merle Haggard was inventing "the Bakersfield country sound," where was Buck Owens ("born in Barstow raised in Bakersfield") one of whose ex-wives, Bonnie Owens, is also one of Merle's ex-wives? Sandy Walsh, Eureka Clothesline Prayer Flags My neighbor is Hanging clothes In the Ferndale fog, Praying for sun. Covered in sweats And an overcoat, Complete with hoodie, Hope springs eternal. She wanders upstairs Into her elder Victorian, Looking intent as a bug Nestling into detritus. Condemned to death By arrested evaporation, The clothes just hang there Screaming, what the Hell? �-- Kirk Gothier A RC ATA , C A SHIPPING � MAILBOXES � NOTARY 825-8295 www.posthastemail.com Authorized ShipCenter 600 F St � Arcata � M�F 8:30�6 � Sat 9�5 Don't Forget Buck Editor: In regard to Bob Doran's column "Stranger Weather" in the Sept. 13 edition Approved Shipper 6 NORTH COAST JOURNAL � THURSDAY, SEPT. 20, 2012 � northcoastjournal.com CARTOON BY JOEL MIELKE Sept. 20, 2012 Volume XXIII No. 38 north coast North Coast Journal Inc. www.northcoastjournal.com ISSN 1099-7571 � Copyright 2012 presents The North Coast Journal is a weekly newspaper serving Humboldt County. 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PHOTO BY DREW HYLAND County Staff Finds a Way to Clarify the GPU for Supes It was standing-room only at yesterday's special meeting of the Humboldt County Board of Supervisors. "Was it something I said?" joked Fifth District Supervisor Ryan Sundberg, who last week expressed confusion and concern over the general plan update process and suggested possible changes to that process. Many, including this reporter and Sundberg's fellow supervisor, Mark Lovelace, interpreted those comments as the opening salvo in an effort to undo some or all of the work that has been done on the update so far. Not so, Sundberg asserted. "Just to be clear, I don't want to kill the general plan. I don't want to start over." Sundberg said he was just seeking a way to clearly track the changes between the existing framework plan, which has been in effect since 1984, and the updated draft, 12 years in the making and approved by the planning commission. "I take responsibility for my part in not being clear about that," Sundberg said. Interim Planning and Building Department Director Martha Spencer then laid out a proposed method to help make things more clear. For each element of the general plan under consideration, Spencer said, staff would prepare two reports: one looking back and the other looking forward. Report No. 1 would compare the framework plan with the planning commission-approved draft (as Sundberg requested) and provide background on the reasons for any changes. This would be prepared before any board vote on the element in question. Report No. 2 would be prepared after the vote, examining the big-picture implications of the board's decision, clearly stating the changes that had been made to the framework plan and providing a potential blueprint for implementation. Sundberg was pleased, and tranquility settled across the land. Or not. The crowd had come loaded for bear, and while many eased off the trigger in appreciation of Sundberg's comments, most fired away. Developers, contractors and other property-rights advocates thanked the three conservative supervisors for the suggestion they now disavowed -- namely, starting from scratch with the 1984 framework plan and updating it just enough to comply with READ FULL POSTS AND SEE PHOTOS AT Supes Offer Grab-bag of Reasons to Torpedo GPU The video of Monday's [Sept. 10]� contentious general plan update meeting of the county board of supervisors is now available for viewing (see the link on our website). If you have the time it's well worth your while. The original report* on the meeting mentioned a handful of reasons offered by the board's new conservative majority -- Ryan Sundberg, Rex Bohn and Virginia Bass -- for throwing the switch to derail the general plan update process, now in its 13th year. But as the full video reveals, over the course of the meeting this trio of supervisors suggested a wide variety of excuses for undoing much of the work that's been done so far. Here are the ones we caught. (The relevant debate starts around the 84-minute mark.) 1. IT'S TOO CONFUSING "I guess the more I look at this the more confused I get. ... It's super-overwhelming to me, I know, to try to go through this thing and understand it. The more I read it, it seems like, the more backwards I get. So [Bohn and I] met with [Interim Planning and Building Department Director] Martha [Spencer] to ask, is there a way we can bring this thing down to something digestible ... basically take the  framework plan, is what we talked about, and then making it up to state code[emphasis added]." --Ryan Sundberg "I wished I had the knowledge that, I mean, that Mark [Lovelace] had. He's got to work on this for 12 years. I'd like to have some of that knowledge so maybe I'd have a little bit of understanding." --Rex Bohn 2. THOUGH NEARLY COMPLETE, THE UPDATED PLAN MIGHT SOMEHOW COST MORE MONEY THAN SCRAPPING IT AND STARTING OVER "I don't know if we can afford the plan that's here. I think we can afford a Yugo and I think we're building a Cadillac sometimes with all the extra addendums and everything else when we just need to worry about the state and federal mandates." --Rex Bohn 3. PRIVATE PROPERTY RIGHTS AND VALUES NEED MORE PROTECTION "I made promises to people that I would protect their property rights and continued on page 11 state and federal laws. Others, including environmental activists, argued that the update process represents years of hard work and compromise from all corners and urged the board to move forward. Even county planning commissioners, who spent years helping to craft the current draft plan, disagreed on the best approach. Current Second District Commissioner Mel Kreb urged the board to respect the efforts of others. "You inherited the work done by previous supervisors, planning department staff and the planning commission. You need to ask yourself if you trust any of the work that those people did, because you repeatedly hear from people here who say you should not trust anything that's ever been done in this process. And I just reject that idea outright. It's an insult," Kreb said. But former commission chair Jeff Smith urged the board to think independently. "None of you were on the board when this ship set sail ... but the bottom line is, whether you've been on the board for 15 minutes or 15 years, it doesn't matter. This is gonna be your plan, and it's up to you to do what you think is right." Public comments continued for nearly three hours, leaving the supervisors no time to proceed with the task at hand -- continuing its review of the general plan's land use element. Instead, the board elected to skip the remainder of that contentious element for now and move on to chapters five and six (community infrastructure/services and telecommunications) at the next meeting, to be held Oct. 1. Staff will prepare new reports for those chapters, as proposed. BEACHES / BY HEIDI WALTERS / SEPT. 14, 6:33 P.M. Like Californ-i-ayyy Wait, it is Californ-i-a. It's the North Jetty, Humboldt, California, actually, and they're surfing down there today -- and tomorrow! Our production dude Drew Hyland went down to the jetty today ("working," you know, wink wink) and took some fine photos of the Surf4Peace action, an event to raise money for Humboldt Surfrider and The Humboldt RampArt Collective. Drew reports: I watched heats 3, 4 and 5 today. Looking back, they seemed to be about 15 minutes long, but time flies when you're taking photos on a beautiful day. The sun was out and the water was glassy and smooth, but the waves were small and the surfers struggled to get good rides. Tomorrow, the men's competition will continue and then the women will compete. When I left, I saw people constructing a skate park in the gravel/sand/dirt parking lot near the north jetty. According to the Surf4Peace ad in Savage Henry magazine, skate ramps are also a featured venue/event. Surf and ocean art phenom Matt Beard was there with merchandise and is supposedly going to do live painting. He was not painting when I was there. "If everybody had an ocean/Across the U. S. A./Then everybody'd be surfin'..." Hey, you've got an ocean, get out there! 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CRV 2 89 For � 2 88 Ea. 2 99 For � 10 North Coast Journal � Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012 � northcoastjournal.com continued from pg. 8 Blog Jammin' admitted. Lovelace said he hadn't heard a request for any information that isn't already included in the current draft. In an apparent effort to alleviate the confusion of his colleagues, he made a motion to direct staff to prepare a workshop for next week's meeting, a sort of "Planning 101" session to discuss the process at hand. No board member would second the motion, and so the board agreed to continue the discussion next Monday, starting at 1:30 p.m. Of the various plan-scrapping justifications mentioned at the meeting, the most familiar is No. 3 above, the concern over private property rights. This is the raison d'�tre of a number of shadowy, development-friendly groups trying to influence the general plan update, including the Humboldt Coalition for Property Rights, Sunshine for Humboldt and the Humboldt Economic and Land Plan (HELP). The latter is run (seemingly entirely, at this point) by Sacramento lobbyist Kay Backer, who on Tuesday sent a letter to board chair Virginia Bass expressing her satisfaction with the previous night's performance. (The letter can be read in pdf form from a link on our website.) "We were pleased to see your Board decide to step back and consider various options for moving forward with the General Plan update," Backer writes. She also offers a familiar-sounding suggestion: "HELP, and others have long recommended going back to the Framework Plan (existing General Plan), and updating it to comply with current Federal and State laws ... . If you choose this option, there is no reason why you could not evaluate the potential of adding additional elements at a later date." Could these be marching orders? Or is it coincidence that Sundberg and Bohn's confusion and concerns led them to this very same idea? *Footnote of very minor significance: Since the Humboldt Sentinel's story was posted Monday night, its publisher/ producer, Charles Douglas, has ignored several requests to prove that "Thomas Bradshaw," the story's purported author, is a real person and not a pseudonym of his own creation. Douglas himself films most of the supes' meetings as part of a contract between the county and Access Humboldt, where he is a media production specialist. their property values, and I've got to stand by that. And if somebody up here can say that property rights and property values are gonna be held in whole when this gets through, I'll vote for the whole thing right now and we can walk away from here, but I don't think anybody can do that." --Rex Bohn "Getting all this paper and documents at one time and trying to digest it and know what's in it and be able to look somebody in the eyes at the end of this and say, `This is not going to affect your property rights. This is doing what we want it to do' -- I just don't know how I can get there with this." --Ryan Sundberg 4. [?] "We gotta start a new plan in a year anyway." --Rex Bohn 5. SOMEONE MIGHT SUE THE COUNTY FOR REASONS UNKNOWN "I'm worried that at the end of this it's gonna be sued, [though we'll] probably get sued anyways." --Ryan Sundberg "I don't want to make it the lawyers' full-employment plan." --Rex Bohn 6. THE UPDATE AND ITS SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS HAVE TOO MANY PAGES "This just is so big. I had a conversation with [former county supervisor] Jill [Duffy] this morning and asked, `How did this thing get this big?' ... Is there a way to pare it down to make it more understandable for me, for the general public, for people who are going to come in and get permits?" --Ryan Sundberg 7. DESPITE HOLDING MORE THAN 200 PUBLIC MEETINGS, THE COUNTY DIDN'T GIVE PEOPLE IN RURAL AREAS ENOUGH OPPORTUNITY TO COMMENT "The one thing I got out of so many meetings, there's always somebody to get up and says, `You haven't come at the citizens advisory committees.' That pops up, and I'm just grabbing it `cause it's in my notes in about three places. We heard from Mattole and Honeydew. They didn't feel like they were included. ... I don't know what we did in Willow Creek, Orleans and the outside areas." --Rex Bohn 8. VIRGINIA BASS'S VAGUE SENSE OF UNEASE AT FATE'S UNPREDICTABILITY "What my uncomfortableness at this point, especially when you, you know, we're looking at the document, we have asked for so much information ... but what I don't have in there, and I have never really asked or we haven't really been able to get to the bottom of, which really rises to my radar today is, again, the unintended consequences and my needing to have a level of confidence in moving forward." --Virginia Bass 9. NO BIG GOVERNMENT "The level of governance -- how much more bureaucracy are we throwing in on top of this?" --Rex Bohn Members of staff, along with Supervisors Mark Lovelace and Clif Clendenen, attempted to address this dizzying barrage of complaints. Lovelace said breaking the plan up and addressing its individual elements piece by piece, as Sundberg suggested, would be impractical since the elements are all interrelated. Spencer added that breaking the process up would only make it longer and more complex, since each piece would require a separate environmental impact report. Addressing concerns over litigation, she said breaking the plan up would be far worse. "Your board is always subject to more litigation the more environmental documents we do." READ FULL POSTS AND SEE PHOTOS AT Lovelace addressed what he saw as the core issue: "The hardest part isn't the process, isn't the policies. The hardest part are the issues. These are hard issues. And if you're waiting for somebody to be able to say we have policies that fully protect all of the resources while also fully protecting all of the property rights, I don't think that's gonna happen. This is a balancing act, and it's gonna tilt this way on one policy, that way on another policy. ... And when I say that that's what we signed on for, it's the nature of the job is that we have to make some really tough decisions that some people are gonna like, some people aren't gonna like. Sometimes our friends are gonna pat us on the back, sometimes they're gonna stop returning our calls. ... Nothing gets at the difficulty of our job more than trying to balance their property rights with their neighbor's rights and with the environment and with these other issues." Phillip Smith-Hanes, the county administrative officer, sounded a similar note. "Land use decisions are among the most controversial that a governing body gets to make, and the general plan in particular is a mountain," he said. "And, I mean, there's no way around it." As the meeting's designated end time approached, there was widespread confusion as to what exactly the trio of conservative supervisors was asking of staff. "I guess I'm a little bit lost," Spencer www.northcoastjournal.com/blogthing northcoastjournal.com � NORTH COAST JOURNAL � THURSDAY, SEPT. 20, 2012 11 G ANDREW GOFF/DREW HYLAND ray and green and glorious, Humboldt unfurls itself like a heron spreading its wings, like a 3-year-old twirling in the sunshine, like a seductive smile. Humboldt is what we make it, and we make it marvelous. We people the hills, but not too densely; we find the secret, quiet places and create the raucous ones. And when we think about Humboldt's best, favorites come tumbling, cartwheeling, fire-dancing out: "The redwoods, coastline and rivers." "The messy but big hearted companion animal foundation spay/neuter/kitten adoption/ thrift store. ...The way the fog burns off in some places but clings to the coast in others." "Here's to everyone lucky or smart enough to have found their way here -- see that you use your talents to make it a better place for all of us!" Along with everything in our survey, you wanted us to know about the best dragonflies, the best geology, the best veterinarians and the best landlords. You celebrated Victorians and Old Town, Arcata and Petrolia and Ferndale, and just about every place in between. So thanks, Humboldt, for sharing the love. To borrow one of the biggesthearted end-of-survey responses: "You. Yes, you. You, there. You're my favorite. F'reals." LU ST R AT IO NB YL YN N JO NES FOOD, ETC. "What are ya havin'?" On the whole, it seems as if HumCo will take a Steelhead Extra Pale Ale, please. High on drinkability, Mad River Brewery's most popular ale is one of the most stocked beers in bars countywide. As one reader put it, "Steelhead is THE Humboldt beer." Make it official. Now, Humboldt loves its brews. So it's worth noting a change at the top as our top beers, according to our readers anyway, have flip flopped. After receiving some passionate response from readers over last year's winner -- Lost Coast Brewery's Best Local Beer Great White -- we devoted an entire (in retrospect, too testosterone-filled) issue to blind beer tasting (see "Beer in the Headlights"). Granted the picky palates of our beer snobs for hire were drawn most to the stouts, but they too chose Steelhead over Great White. Is there any connection there? Did we sway your vote? Maybe we're drunk. Eh. Pour us another Steelhead. Hey, we'll take a Great White to wash it down with too. -- Andrew Goff The Breakdown: Mad River Brewery Extra Pale Ale 13.4%, Lost Coast Brewery Great White 11.1%, Lost Coast Brewery Tangerine Wheat 9.9%, Redwood Curtain Brewery Imperial Golden Ale 5.5%, Mad River Brewery Double IPA 4.3%. Category popularity: Seventh. cessful date." But mostly, resoundingly, we heard from people who think the best place to eat in the morning is Renata's Creperie. Maybe those cinnamon, butter, sugar, Nutella, whipped cream, berry folds of sweetness just make the eyes open to a brighter day. Or maybe the savory crepes, the ones with buckwheat in the batter and shredded spinach, chevre, prosciutto, tomatoes, avocado or bacon nestled inside, give us strength to leap the Plaza in a single bound. Maybe the gluten-free options, and the beverages that range from chai to hot chocolate to pitchers of mimosas, just make us feel warm and cuddly and inclusive because they offer a feast for almost anyone's dietary preferences. Or it could just be that this cooking is so good, the ingredients so fresh, the menu so unabashedly self-indulgent that when you've gone a whole night without eating, nothing else hits the same spot. -- Carrie Peyton Dahlberg The Breakdown: Renata's 15.2%, Golden Harvest 14.9%, Big Blue Cafe 7.3%, Cafe Brio 5.1%, Los Bagels 3.3%. Category popularity: Second. IL Best Breakfast -- Carrie Peyton Dahlberg We heard from the breakfast mavericks -- "Ice cream." The puritans -- "Egg white on toast." And the conditionals -- "Alibi if you're hung over, Renata's if you're a girl, Luke's if you need a place to take last night's suc- Sometimes it pays to specialize. When you're only open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., when your very name conjures up the midday meal -- you're clearly made a commitment to lunch and nothing but the lunch. So help you nom. That commitment, plus great food, locally sourced, helped send Caf� Nooner into first place for the best lunch in Humboldt. It's got cozy seating inside, a couple of tables outside that catch what sun Old Town Eureka has to offer, and an eclectic menu that borrows from the Middle East and Middle America. Don't miss the fries, in a portion big enough for two. Or the flatbreads. Or those homemade dressings that snuggle into the salads. Or just about anything on the specials board. And when you go, don't forget that Best Lunch 12 NORTH COAST JOURNAL � THURSDAY, SEPT. 20, 2012 � northcoastjournal.com little ginger candy. Most enthusiastic answer: Banana Hut. I want to eat pineapple spare ribs in a tub full of pineapple spare rib gravy. Most wholesome: Sitting in the sun eating fresh fruit and veggies at the Saturday Farmers' Market. -- Carrie Peyton Dahlberg The Breakdown: Cafe Nooner 10.8%, Japhy's 6.7%, Renata's 3.1%, Luke's Joint 2.9%, Rita's 2.7%. Category popularity: First. Years ago, before artisan bakeries really caught on in Humboldt, a young couple installed a beautiful brick oven in a Eureka storefront and opened White Cat Bakery. Their business is long gone, but that brick oven remains -- it now serves as the centerpiece to the appropriately named F Street bistro Brick & Fire, winner of a hard-fought contest for best dinner joint. The eclectic Brick & Fire menu tends toward Mediterranean -- wood-fired pizzas are a specialty -- but it's also based around local ingredients with delightful surprises like a grilled Caesar salad with Parmesan panna cotta. Another favorite mentioned by readers is the "Brick Bird," a brined game hen squashed with a brick and fire-roasted, doubling down on the business name. One reader's praise for the "attention to detail, creative dishes, great service," came with a small complaint: "wish they had breakfast." It's not a big place, so reservations are pretty much mandatory most nights, but it has made waiting for a table easy by opening a nearby sister venture, a wine bar with appetizers and/or dessert called Two Doors Down that's, you guessed it, two doors down F Street. Brick & Fire is at 1630 F St. in Eureka; Best Dinner clockwise from top left Renata's Creperie photo by Carrie Peyton Dahlberg Brick and fire photo by Drew Hyland Cafe Nooner photo by Andrew Goff Wildflower Cafe photo by Scottie Lee Meyers closed Tuesdays, open for lunch and dinner all other weekdays with dinner only Saturday and Sunday. -- Bob Doran The Breakdown: Brick & Fire 9.6%, 3 Foods Cafe 6.3%, Kyoto 6%, Tomo 5.1%, Larrupin 5%. Category popularity: Fourth. Wildflower Cafe & Bakery beet the stuffing out of the rest of the competition here. Having never been there myself, I romained skeptical. However, after dining there last week with a few friends, lettuce say that we're with the voters. For those of you who think a vegetarian menu is a missedsteak, I invite you to try this cute and warm Arcata caf� with a knowledgeable and friendly staff. Our smiley waitress, who topped off my coffee three times, swore she knew me, but I'm pretty sure I never met herbivore. Seriously though, this menu -- which includes breakfast, lunch and dinner -- will satisfy anyone. After devouring a Best Restaurant for a Vegetarian filling Reuben tofu sandwich, it quickly a curd to me, tofu is underrated. What customers told me they liked best was that Wildflower caters to special diets, substituting nearly everything on the menu for a gluten-free or soy option. The restaurant strives to offer as much organic produce as seasonally available, too. And prices won't cost you an almond a leg, with breakfast and lunch dishes mostly under $10, and dinner somewhere around $15. And maybe best of all, Wildflower is on Humboldt time with the rest of us, serving breakfast until 1:45 p.m. -- Scottie Lee Meyers The Breakdown: Wildflower Cafe 33.2%, Golden Harvest 8.8%, Japhy's 6.2%, 3 Foods Cafe 5.6%, Tomo 2.2%. Category popularity: 21st. Another hard fought battle with pretty much every Chinese, Japanese and Southeast Asian place in the county showing continued on next page northcoastjournal.com � North Coast Journal � Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012 Best Asian Restaurant 13 continued from previous page CLOCKWISE FROM FAR LEFT PHO THIEN LONG PHOTO BY LYNN JONES up as someone's favorite (along with a bunch of inexplicable votes for the band Blood Gnome). While Kyoto was a strong contender, Pho Thien Long once again took first place. As the name implies, the classic North Vietnamese rice noodle soup, pho, is at the center of the menu -- it's available with beef, chicken or seafood, all in a savory broth with fresh basil, bean sprouts, lime wedges and slices of chili pepper on the side. An educated guess says that the additional Thai menu with its generous portions of pad thai put Pho Thien Long over the top. The coconut prawns come highly reccomended. We should also mention that the same Vietnamese family has opened a sister restaurant, Pho Hoang, in Arcata. Even though it just opened, it garnered a fair number of votes. Pho Thien Long is at 615 F St., across from the Eureka Theater. It's open daily for lunch and dinner starting at noon. -- Bob Doran The Breakdown: Pho Thien Long 20.7%, Kyoto 15.1%, Tomo 10.8%, Sushi Spot 7.6%, Annie's Cambodian 6.9%. Category popularity: 10th. THE SHANTY PHOTO BY SCOTTIE LEE MEYERS CAF� BRIO PHOTO BY HEIDI WALTERS HUMBOLDT BAY COFFEE COMPANY PHOTO BY SCOTTIE LEE MEYERS PAUL'S LIVE FROM NEW YORK PHOTO BY DREW HYLAND Crispy crust, so thin it sags under wisps of spinach and crumples under pepperoni and jalape�o, taunting you, daring you -- the fork? Or the greasy lap? That's Paul's Live from New York pizza, at least as dished up in Eureka, and it is among the most beloved pizza in Humboldt. Perhaps it's the best pizza in all of Humboldt, but there's a hint of ambiguity here, because three similarly named pizza heavens are owned by two different people. That means, poor reader, that to be absolutely certain you've eaten Humboldt's best pizza, you're going to have to try all three. All have similar menus and sell whole pizzas or vast, gooey individual slices. So take Cole Porter's advice, and experiment! There's Live from New York in Arcata, Paul's Live from New York in McKinleyville and Paul's Live from New Best Pizza York in Eureka. If you wake up late enough you can do this in a day -- one slice for breakfast, one for lunch and one for dinner. Most analytical answer: "Best crust? Best toppings? Best ambiance within the pizza joint? Best sauce? Best sports channels? This is impossible due to all the variables. But now I'm definitely hungry." -- Carrie Peyton Dahlberg The Breakdown: Live From New York 32.3%, Big Pete's Pizza 15.6%, Smugs 11.3%, Big Louie's Pizza 6.9%, Babe's Pizza 4.7%. Category popularity: Third. Of all the beer joints, in all the towns, in all of Humboldt, voters liked The Shanty most. If you're keeping score at home, that's a hat trick with back-to-back-to-back wins for the Eureka dive bar with the key lime facade and iconic Martini glass neon out front. You don't three-peat by dumb luck. A lot of walks of life do their elbow-bending at this bar, where even four-legged best friends are welcomed. You could call it the Star Wars cantina. Sud sippers appreciate the reasonable prices, the edgy art on the walls and the courtyard out back with its ping-pong table and canopy that serves as a refuge for smokers. And Best Bar all the Tin Woodmen in search of a heart need look no further than the jukebox. The Shanty has refused to change over to the popular digital jukeboxes, and patrons can suggest and bring in their own music. You'll find everything from scatting jazz vocalists to muscle car rockabilly as you flip through the jukebox's CD cards. Plus, come on: Who doesn't like a place where everybody knows your name? (Yes, I know, that Cheers reference was a hackneyed party foul, for which I will gladly drink.) But it's true. The camaraderie is so strong at The Shanty that long-time Eureka resident Pamela Foster wrote a book about it, "Bigfoot Blues," that mostly takes place at the bar. She even kept the real name of one of the bartenders who works there. Foster says you can't tell from the story, but she's not the type of person who likes hanging out in bars. "But at The Shanty it's different," she says. "It's just very down-home and straightforward. It's like the Eureka I grew up in, in the '50s and '60s." Clink and bottoms up to you, Shanty. -- Scottie Lee Meyers The Breakdown: The Shanty 15.1%, The Speakeasy 8.7%, The Local 7.5%, The Alibi 7%, Everett's 5.7%. Category popularity: 12th. For most of us, our alarm clocks only half awaken us. Consciousness isn't fully Best Coffee Roaster 14 NORTH COAST JOURNAL � THURSDAY, SEPT. 20, 2012 � northcoastjournal.com Staff pick Every third Sunday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Runeberg Lodge in Eureka (corner of Union and West Wabash) you'll find what may well be the best breakfast bargain in the county: Six bucks will get you four Swedish pancakes, dusted with powdered sugar and crowned with a scoop of whipped cranberry butter, plus three sausage links, a little Styrofoam cup of apple sauce, a cup of OJ and a porcelain mug of coffee. But the key word in this category is "community," and that's the real appeal here. The lodge, which was founded as a temperance organization in the early 1900s by Swedish-speaking Finns, fills up with a bustling mix of families and seniors in their church finery, plus a growing number of breakfast fans who recognize Best Community Breakfast a bargain when they see one. All sit together at long tables while lodge members (and their kids and grandkids, who earn tips from table-top mason jars) bring the food and beverages to the table, along with generous portions of good humor and conversation. -- Ryan Burns realized until our pupils dilate after the nose wallows in the smell of ground coffee beans wafting through the air. Last year we asked you who had the best cup of coffee, but this year we wanted to decide Humboldt's favorite coffee roaster. The results were close, but ultimately Humboldt Bay Coffee Co. was the cream of the crop, edging out Sacred Grounds. If it wasn't for its tokers, Humboldt might be most known for its roasters. Humboldt has at least 10 coffee roasters, and some local coffee shops say that might be more per capita than anywhere in the United States. Owners John and Yoko Hall have been breaking up coffee beans for almost 20 years, offering fair trade, organic, high end and conventional blends. The company recently opened a visitor center in Old Town Eureka, where it also does its roasting and packaging. The coffee company welcomes anyone to swing by and learn a little bit about that bean we fiend. (Did you know the beans are green before they're roasted?) Thanks for topping us off, Humboldt Bay Coffee Co. -- Scottie Lee Meyers The Breakdown: Humboldt Bay Coffee Co. 11.7%, Sacred Grounds 10.6%, Old Town Coffee & Chocolates 9.8%, Jitter Bean Coffee Co. 9.5%, Muddy Waters Coffee Co. 8.8%. Category popularity: 16th. We need to do a little intervention here first, folks, to deal with the whiner who "voted" in this category with the question, "Are you trying to make me cry?" Hey, weepy: Get a grip! I've cried my way through the ciabatta at Loleta, cried my way through the apple pandowdy at Ramones, cried my way through the foothigh frosting on those Mity Nice cupcakes -- and then cried inconsolably when that place closed (and cried again, hysterically, when I heard they were opening again in a new location!). I've cried through umpteen scrumptious baked goods at these and other bakeries up and down this county, sheer joy pumping from my tear ducts. Do you hear me complaining? No. I confess, though, that I almost called the cops the other day when I ordered the sea-salted chocolate "chip" cookie at Brio -- an item called "amazing" by another voter. Chips? More like planks, layered craftily amid the soft, dense foundation. And the cookie could have made a nice hat, it was so big. I was crying so hard as I crammed it into my mouth, I couldn't see to dial 911 to rescue me. Humboldt bakeries, all of you: Somewhere, someone is crying your praises. But this time around, Caf� Brio -- which also continued on next page Best Bakery pho to b y ryan bu rns Depot Humboldt (707) 825 0269 � www.humdepot.com Mon-Sat 10am-9pm, Sun 10am-6:30pm 5201 Carlson Park Drive #2, Arcata GPS Address: 1264 Giuntoli Ln. (Behind McIntosh Farm Country Store) Fiskars Garden Tool Sale. Pruners, Loppers, Floral Shears, Grass Shears, Hedge Shears, Tree Pruners, Weeders & More. Our Everyday Low Price Fiskars Softouch� Micro-Tip� Pruning Snip $ 99 15 9 northcoastjournal.com � North Coast Journal � Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012 continued from previous page makes tearjerkingly awesome bread and heartbreakingly gorgeous pastries -- takes the cake as the best bakery. -- Heidi Walters The Breakdown: Brio 32.6%, Ramone's 32.3%, Loleta Bakery 14.8%, Vellutini's Baking Company 6.6%, Los Bagels 2.6%. Category popularity: Sixth. As anyone who's been to Portland can tell you, the mobile food phenomenon that's sweeping urban areas has not quite caught on in Humboldt. As the voting here shows, we're still dominated by family operated Mexican food trucks serving tacos and burritos. The closest we have to a food cart pod is a section of F Street in Arcata where you'll find an Alma's taco wagon, the Mediterranean Pita Grill, a hamburger truck and this year's repeat winner, Naan of the Above, or as one reader put it, that "Indian place in Arcata with the awesome naan and the yellow tent." The short, simple menu features "regional Indian cuisine" with an organic Best Food on Wheels NAAN OF THE ABOVE PHOTO COURTESY OF NAAN OF THE ABOVE version of the signature North Indian flatbread, naan (with or without garlic), several curry dishes, vegetarian and otherwise, cucumber raita, mango lassi and chai. Note that you must buy a curry dish if you want naan. Naan of the Above is at 786 7th St., Arcata, between I and H streets. It's open for lunch and dinner Wednesday through Saturday. -- Bob Doran The Breakdown: Naan of the Above 28.7%, Speedy Taco 10.7%, Alma's 9%, Tako Faktory 7.7%, Que Grande 2.9%. Category popularity: 22nd. ARCATA SCOOP PHOTO BY DREW HYLAND STAFF PICK Best Humboldt Cocktail When the North Coast Journal asked me to suggest a cocktail for its "Best of" issue, I thought, "Humboldt in a glass. What does that taste like?" Well, it has to taste like our fantastic local beer. It just so happens that beer cocktails were all the rage this summer at Tales of the Cocktail, the big annual booze industry extravaganza in New Orleans. A recipe first published in Imbibe magazine puts Humboldt's hoppiest brews to good use. The hops add just the right note of bracing citrusy bitterness, and the beer gives it a little fizz. After a taste test with friends, Wendy Petty, the Eureka Theater bartender and board member who will be pouring at the North Coast Journal's Best of Humboldt party on Friday, customized it a bit. She replaced the magazine's suggested Cherry Heering with blackberry liqueur to honor a local fruit, and she cut the PHOTO BY WENDY PETTY suggested two ounces of beer to one ounce to maximize the blending of flavors. Let's call the Humboldt version: The Lost Coast Fizz 1 � oz Hayman's Old Tom Gin � oz blackberry liqueur � oz fresh-squeezed lemon juice, or the juice of about half a lemon � oz simple syrup (equal parts sugar and water, heated so the sugar melts) 1 oz Lost Coast Brewery IPA Fill a tumbler or a tall, skinny Collins glass with ice and set aside. Shake all ingredients except the beer over ice. Strain into the glass and top with beer. (Note: Old Tom Gin is an older style of gin that is much sweeter than a modern dry gin. I tried substituting a dry gin, but the drink totally loses its charm.) -- Amy Stewart 11.4%, The Alibi 8.1%, Lost Coast Brewery 6.3%, Mike's Garlic What qualities define the perfect pile Fries 5.8%. Category popularity: 17th. of deep-fried potato sticks? Opinions differ. Thick cut or shoestring? Soft or crispy? A simple dusting of salt or something more exotic -- Cajun spices, lemon parmesan or fresh chunks of garlic? Some Starting with organic dairy products folks treat fries as bedding for cheese, from Marin County's Straus Family Creamchili, onions and the like. Others prefer ery, Arcata Scoop handcrafts wild and the succulent orange flesh of a sweet poever-changing assortments of frozen flatato, paired with a savory peanut sauce. vor delights. Sure, they have your classics In this category's inaugural year, Journal readers award the goldenfried crown to Arcata Pizza and Deli. The key to its success may lie in the variety on offer: AP&D looks to please many a fry-lovin' palate with everything from towering haystacks of shoestrings (seasoned with "SPAG" -- salt, pepper and garlic) to mountains of garlic cheese fries (choose from cheddar sauce, parmesan, Swiss, provolone, Gouda or blue cheese). Add bacon to any order, if you want to hear your heart whimper. Kitchen manager Christina Heilman said last week that the current special, a blue cheese, parm and garlic-topped concoction called "stinky fries," has been quite popular. On first-dates, no doubt. As for the core ingredient, Heilman said her crew submerges pre-cut quarter-inchers in hot corn oil -- "comparable to McDonald's but FRIES FROM ARCATA PIZZA AND DELI way better." Another selling point? PHOTO BY DREW HYLAND Best French Fries The behemoth serving size. According to Heilman, a large order of cheese fries weighs in between three and four pounds. Ignore your quivering arteries; your mouth will thank you. -- Ryan Burns The Breakdown: Arcata Pizza & Deli 12.8%, Stars Hamburgers Best Ice Cream/ Yogurt 16 NORTH COAST JOURNAL � THURSDAY, SEPT. 20, 2012 � northcoastjournal.com e r o t S m Far r i a F t e P north coast co-op photo by drew hyland northtown books photo by Bob Doran ual 1 5 th A n n -- chocolate, "just vanilla," mocha almond fudge. But why not try a scoop of candied ginger, non-dairy coffee (sweetened with coconut nectar) or (yowza!) jalape�o? The adventurous flavors are often extracted from produce grown on local family farms -- boysenberries, figs, pluots and more. Try a few samples, order a doublescoop in a waffle cone (made in-house, of course) and grab a seat on the whimsical balan�oire, a two-bench wooden glider seat outfitted with a bent-wood ceiling frame, a table and four hand-painted giraffes. Sweetness. -- Ryan Burns The Breakdown: Arcata Scoop 49%, Bon Boniere 19.8%, Redwood Yogurt 11.6%, Ultimate Yogurt 8.7%, Fresh Freeze 2.1%. Category popularity: 11th. In one of this year's most heated, juicy, spicy, drippy, plump ... uh, sorry ... races of this year's poll, we asked y'all to decide who makes fleshy fowl flying instruments the most delectable. It was a tight, three-way race, but in the end Six Rivers Brewery's face was just a little bit saucier than runners-up Humboldt Brews and Lost Coast Brewery. Best Wings Why do wing lovers flock to the top o' dat hill in McKinleyville? Well, if you're asking me, its classic hot wings sauce is the bombest to be had in the county. Its meat, the most tender. But it also doesn't hurt that the 6RB menu features no less than eight styles of wings on any given night. Some popular examples: Thai Peanut Wings, Asian Chile and Mango Chutney Wings and the I'm-really-moreinterested-in-injuring-myself-than-enjoying-these Death Wings. So, for the many of you non-meat/ wings eaters who decided to give preachy answers when you filled out your answer to this category, listen: Should you ever decide to walk the true path to wingvana at some point, might be best to start by heading north. -- Andrew Goff The Breakdown: Six Rivers Brewery22.7%, Humboldt Brews 20.9%, Lost Coast Brewery 19.7%, The Alibi 3.2%, Eel River Brewery 3%. Category popularity: 27th Why is the Co-op most popular? Well, it's been around for going on four decades (founded in 1973), and it's hyper-local. We'll also repeat the assumption that the "we own it" factor plays an important role -- that's what cooperatives are all about. As one reader noted: "I'm not even a member. Probably should be because they have a great deli and wonderful organic and natural products. Plus a wide variety of soy-free, gluten-free, etc. etc." So just factor in etc., and there you go. -- Bob Doran The Breakdown: North Coast Co-Op 28.8%, Eureka Natural Foods 19%, Wildberries 17%, Murphy's Market 12.7%, WinCo 6.7%. Category popularity: Fifth. Sat Sept 22nd 10AM TO 4PM Lo rity This Cha rts o p p su t n Eve fits s/Non-Pro e u sc e R l ca Attractions Dog Olympics K9 Police Demo Bicycling with Your Dog Safety Demo Dog Training Demo with Holly Lockwood Silent Auction Raffles Face Painting Jump Houses Hay Maze Petting Zoo Arts & Crafts Microchipping Pony Rides Tack Sale Wildlife Exhibit & More! shopping Once again, this category drew a large number of votes with loyalties split among Wildberries, Eureka Natural Foods, Murphy's, WinCo, Safeway and Grocery Outlet, among others (no votes for WalMart). But the clear winner (again) was North Coast Co-op. Note that we lumped together votes for Arcata Co-op, Eureka Co-op, The Co-op, The Coop, and various other misspellings since it's all the wings from six rivers brewery photo by andrew goff same business. Best Grocery Store I have this theory that bookstores make excellent barometers of a community's livability, and by that measure, if you'll pardon the mixed metaphor, Humboldt County is the tits. Here's an anecdote: While visiting family in Santa Rosa recently, my wife went on a quest for Lionel Shriver books. She visited three different bookstores. Nada. When she got back to Humboldt County, which has less than a third of Sonoma County's population, she headed straight to Arcata's Northtown Books where -- wouldn't you know it? -- she found three Shriver novels she'd not yet read. Check and mate, Sonoma County. As the publishing world moves toward Kindles, Nooks and iPads, Northtown's unassumingly erudite staff handwrites thoughtful reviews on Post-It notes and sticks 'em on the "staff picks" shelf. Which is not to say they're luddites. Last year these esteemed local booksellers launched a revamped website where you can browse new and noteworthy books, search by title, author or keyword, order and purchase books online and even, continued on next page Best Bookstore thefarmstore.net northcoastjournal.com � North Coast Journal � Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012 17 NORTHERN CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF NONPROFITS continued from previous page STRONG AS REDWOODS: Surviving to Thriving 2012 Regional Nonprofit Conference Thursday, September 20 River Lodge, Fortuna if you must, download e-books. We still prefer the brickand-mortar experience so we can check out the color-coordinated window displays, browse the eclectically curated magazine racks, pet Dante's poodle, Max, and attend the occasional in-store author reading. Hooray for books. Hooray for Northtown. -- Ryan Burns The Breakdown: Northtown Books 32.2%, Tin Can Mailman 26%, Booklegger 21.3%, Eureka Books 3.8%, Blake's Books 3.3%. Category popularity: 14th. of National Council of Nonprofits; Jan Masaoka of CalNonprofits; Jane Hill of artSMART; Sarah Moore of Mission Minded; and more! Featuring: David Thompson Topics include: Messaging for Impact; Thinking Strategically in an Era of Change; Engaging the Next Generation of Nonprofi Leaders; Dynamic Partnerships and Coalitions; and more! For more information and to register by September 14, visit northerncalifornianonprofits.org or call: 707-442-2993 Who knows where the chicken and duck baskets once lived? The chicken's ribbon necktie was tan and green and the ducks' blue-and-white checks. Squatting atop a stack of less-animated basketry, they beckoned: "Come on, Thanksgiving! Gimme some bread to hold!" But when you've just got a few bucks to burn, you have to shop wisely. Maybe something practical, then, like a shirt or shoes or shot glasses. Or books. Ooh! Ooh! Ruby red prom dress, on the wall! Then, turning to face BANG! BANG! WINDOW DWELLERS PHOTO BY ANDREW GOFF the light of the entrance about a mile away across a sea of secondhand possibilities, you It's the gas mask. A golden gas mask notice the blue unicorn painted on the just cries out for a second look. wall and relax. Really, there are no wrong Even if it's really just a spray-painted choices here at Angels of Hope, at 1309 respirator that Jane Williams, the artist 10th St. in Arcata, everybody's favorite two owner of Bang! Bang! Vintage Consignyears running. What's not to like about ment in Arcata, had acquired for some a jampacked, nonprofit thrift store for long-ago art project. everyone and job-training site for at-risk The gas mask, plus Bigfoot and other kids? past concoctions, helped Bang! Bang! -- Heidi Walters edge past poster-plastered, book-beThe Breakdown: Angels of Hope 12.3%, Little Shop Of Hers decked Northtown Books in Arcata, as 7.9%, American Cancer Society Discovery Shop 5.9%, Willow & Rags 5.4%, Shipwreck 5.2%. Category popularity: 18th. well as out-fenstering Eureka's Booklegger, Best Secondhand Store PIERSON'S GARDEN CENTER ANGELS OF HOPE PHOTO BY HEIDI WALTERS PHOTO BY HEIDI WALTERS with its little nude statues wearing boat-book headdresses, and Good Relations, with its occasional live mannequins. Yes, the gas mask even beat live mannequins for Best Store Window. Williams tries to change her windows every month, and she got a lot of attention for her August effort, inspired by customers who kept coming in asking for Burning Man gear. She thinks of it as industrial/steampunk/Burning Man themed. Can't wait for October! -- Carrie Peyton Dahlberg The Breakdown: Bang! Bang! 9.8%, Northtown Books 5.6%, Arcata Exchange 5.4%, Good Relations 4.8%, Shipwreck 4.4%. Category popularity: 26th. Best Store Window Our mistake, in retrospect, is as glaring as the ballast in a thousand-watt grow light: We figured you all had inhaled enough Humboldt hints -- the fertilizer ads promising "enormous buds," the billboards touting "higher yields," heck, the print ads in our own pages -- that you'd cotton to the irony in those quotation marks. "Garden supply." Nu-huh-hudge. Winkily wink. Such are the effects of living in a region Best `Garden Supply' Store 18 NORTH COAST JOURNAL � THURSDAY, SEPT. 20, 2012 � northcoastjournal.com STAFF PICK There are certain things you can count on in Humboldt County: The fog will roll in, Safeway never has enough registers open, Betty will be tending bar at Everett's, there will be a Craigslist missed connection about a Wildberries employee, Tad will be clad in nurse's scrubs and protesting something, and Missing Link Soul Night at Humboldt Brews will be soul'd out. Every month for almost a year now, the fellas from Missing Link Records -- Matt Jackson and Adam Pokorski -- have been pulling out the funkiest records from their personal crates and spinning them for hundreds of people who dance on a floor slick from spilled beer and the sweat dripping off bodies. The first two aside, every Soul Night dance party has been sold out, with tickets sometimes gone a full week before the shindig. It's not quite as rare as Wonka's golden ticket, but no doubt about it, Soul Night can be a tough ticket to get. Those who wait till the last second send out a slew of SOS text messages hoping friends have extras. The Missing Link guys were kind enough to offer a mini playlist for those of you who have yet to attend one of these soul-stirring dance Best Wish Ticket parties. Here are some of the crowd favorites, the best of Soul Night, you could say. Hit it! Robert Parker -- "The Scratch" Betty Harris -- "Mo Jo Hannah" Edwin Starr -- "Agent Double-O-Soul" Aretha Franklin -- "Rock Steady" Cumbias En Moog -- "Cumbia De Sal" Shirley Ellis -- "The Clapping Song" Rufus Thomas -- "The Funky Bird" Bill Withers -- "Kissing My Love" Nathaniel Mayer -- "I Want Love and Affection" -- Scottie Lee Meyers ronmental damage, the obnoxious profiteers, the murders. More likely the votes reflect genuine appreciation for the place itself. If you've never been inside Pierson's garden shop and nursery, you're missing out on a Narnia-caliber wonderland of concrete statuary, lily pad-laden koi ponds, arcing redwood arbors and -- breathe deep -- a bounty of riotous, blooming, 100 percent legal plant life. Dig it. -- Ryan Burns The Breakdown: Pierson's 21.8%, Miller Farms 13.6%, Ace Hardware 13.1%, Northcoast Horticulture Supply 10.2%, Mad River Gardens 9.5%. Category popularity: 25th. re o t S m r Fa Pet Fair Sat Sept 22nd 10AM TO th A n n u a l 5 1 4PM ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT This hard-fought category saw around 150 different local bands that someone considered "best." Among them: "The one I saw at this one house -- a gal was playing the saw with a violin bow in a Slipknot-esque mask. Sounded like a rockabilly metal set. (There's a lot of good bands, I just can't name them.)" Another reader complained, "A few categories would've helped. How to pick between a really talented bluegrass band full of veterans and an upstart young punk trio? Can't." Elimination of expert campaigners St. John and The Sinners opened up the field. (The two-time winners still got several votes.) It all came down to a neck-and-neck three-way race among the festival-hopping gypsy jamgrass band Absynth Quintet, hard-working Americana rockers The Trouble, and gospel-tinged country rockers Huckleberry Flint. In the end, Huck took it by a nose. All three bands were top vote getters continued on next page y Event This Charit llowing fo e th supports on-Profits N s/ e u sc e R Local Best Band Charities BONES Bloodmobile Companion Animal Foundation Eureka Dog Park Commission 4H Friends for Life Heart of the Redwoods Horse Rescue Hospice of Humboldt Pet Peace of Mind Humboldt County Sheriff 's Animal Shelter Humboldt Dash & Splash Humboldt Domestic Violence Services Humboldt 4H Dog Care & Obedience Humboldt Spay Neuter Network Humboldt Wildlife Care Center Jennifer Raymond's Humboldt Spay and Neuter Lost Coast Kennel Club Miranda's Rescue Sequoia Humane Society where the No. 1 industry dare not speak its own name. Innumerable local businesses got their, shall we say, seed money from our illicit botanical bounty, and over the years a host of support inHUCKLEBERRY FLINT PHOTO BY BOB DORAN dustries have -- cough inference, including one voter who threw -- cropped up. And I'm not just talking the quote marks back in our faces, writing, about the head shops and dispensaries. I "Screw this category ... I'm proud of not mean the doctors dealing 215 cards; the being a `grower.'" Fair enough. lawyers getting paid in cash; the restauUltimately, our smugly ironic quote rant serving gouda-bacon French fries at marks were smashed to smithereens by midnight -- and, of course, the dozen the Big Hammer. Pierson's, the palatial or so Costco-style hydroponics shops, 50-year-old building supply center on which offer enough nutrients, chemicals Eureka's southern runway, defeated the and climate-control devices to turn your dozen-or-so stoner upstarts. How, you apartment into the Congo River Basin. ask? Maybe it was naivet�. Maybe it was Plenty of you did select from among backlash against the marijuana industry's these pot accessory emporiums. Others dark side -- the home invasions, the envipurposefully shined on our punctuation thefarmstore.net northcoastjournal.com � NORTH COAST JOURNAL � THURSDAY, SEPT. 20, 2012 19 ANNUAL FACTORY SECONDS continued from previous page S A L E Saturday Oct. 13 7am - 6pm Sunday Oct. 14 9am - 3pm 321 Community Parkway (across from HealthSPORT) From Hwy. 101 exit at Samoa Blvd., drive east toward Sunny Brae. At first traffic circle follow Union Street, then take the first left to 321 Community Parkway. Arcata Community Center Come early Saturday for the best selection. Please bring your own boxes. 40 - 80% below retail prices last year and all were on our short list for Friday's Best of Humboldt party before voting began. We hired two out of three. AQ declined since the band is playing the Mateel's Humboldt Hill Hoedown on Saturday, adding yet another fest to a summer list that included the Strawberry Music Festival, the Oregon Country Fair, the Trinity Tribal Stomp, the String Summit at Horning's Hideout and Gaia Fest. The Trouble have had a great year too, playing just about every club in town. With Marc Jeffares and Chris Parreira continually coming up with new songs, the band keeps getting stronger. Huckleberry Flint went through a major transition a couple of summers ago, losing longtime players, adding new ones and going semi-electric in the process. Huck Flint does not work the bar circuit; in fact the band does not play many shows at all, but by all accounts, every performance is absolutely stellar. Huck's shows at the Humboldt Folklife Festival this summer and last were both legendary, with Dustin Taylor's shimmering vibrato taking the music to new heights. Is this the best band in Humboldt? Decide for yourself on Friday night. -- Bob Doran The Breakdown: Huckleberry Flint 6.7%, The Trouble 6.3%, Absynth Quintet 5.8%, The Lost Luvs 4.2%, Dr. Squid 3.5%. Category popularity: 23rd. STAFF PICK A portion of the proceeds will benefit KEET TV, Public Television for the North Coast. Best Robotic Kid Magnet !!! -- Andrew Goff 707-825-7500 w w w. f i re a n d l i g h t . c o m Sunday School Grades K-8 Visit saintbernards.org for more information or call (707) 442-6466 PHOTO BY ANDREW GOFF St. Bernard Parish Repeat, baby! Humboldt still digs on soulful, rootsy Americana. After sharing Best Solo Artist honors in last year's CHRIS PARREIRA. PHOTO BY BOB DORAN Best Of poll due to a tie, local singer/songwriter Chris Parist at this point? While he does play the reira goes truly solo in this year's winners occasional solo acoustic gig, Parreira can column. (To be fair, last year's co-winner be seen far more frequently these days Josephine Johnson spent much of the as one of the singer/guitarists in The year away from Humboldt ears teaching in Trouble who, yes, yes, are playing the Thailand.) NCJ Best Of Party at the Eureka Theater But, c'mon, is Chris really a solo arton Friday. Hmm. We gotta find some remaining solo aspect to Chris ... got it. In addition to performing himself, Parreira has kept Humboldt melody full as a concert promoter. The solo Chris Parreira Presents turned it up this year, offering a series of successful shows featuring artists selected 'cuz the founder liked 'em -- evenings with Steve Poltz, Anias Mitchell and Matt the Electrician, to tout a few. And hell, he won an award. We'll even plug the next CP Presents show right here. Ready? On Wednesday, Sept. 26, Chris Parreira Presents presents the eclectic folk of the adorably identical Shook Twins at the Arcata Playhouse. Go to that. But come see Chris rock unsolo on Friday first. -- Andrew Goff The Breakdown: Chris Parreira 6.8%, Lyndsey Battle 5.6%, Berel Alexander 4.5%, Ishi Dube 4.5%, John Luddington 2.8%, Sara Bareilles 2.5%. Category popularity: 38th. Best Solo Artist The choices were an A-to-Z of local DJs, from Accurate Productions to Zephyr. Various members of the Missing Link crew (especially Mantease) drew big numbers, as did DJ Red. One opinionated reader mused: "Best? Or most popular? Most popular = either Itchie Fingaz, Dub Cowboy or Matt n Adam. Best? Probably State Of Mind, Drassar Monumental or Mad Planet. Most ver- Best Club DJ 20 NORTH COAST JOURNAL � THURSDAY, SEPT. 20, 2012 � northcoastjournal.com satile? DJ Muthafucking Red! Have you seen that asshole's vinyl collection?" The overall winner, DJ Anya, had some advantages: She's been spinning records (or, as she puts it, "booty shakin' Humboldt") since 2002, for all sorts of parties from Club Triangle to DJ Anya the Bunny Slayer's "Hella Gay! Dance Party," and now "Dirty Dancing Thursdays" at the Alibi. The latter is in partnership with Gabe Pressure under the Pressure Anya banner. A look at last weekend's calendar shows how Anya took the title through hard work: A Dirty Dancing tribute to 2Pac was followed AMY STEWART PHOTO BY DELIGHTFUL EYE PHOTOGRAPHY by a Friday evening spinning records at Bang! Bang! durrecently, she's been fairly candid on the ing Arts! Arcata, then an all SHERAE O'SHAUGHNESSY interwebs about her daughter Ivy's -- PHOTO BY IAN NET, HUMBOLDT PHOTOGRAPHY ages Zombie Dance Party at nickname "Hot Dog Fingers" -- successes Sopai's Cave the same night, and hardships during the youngster's first and on Saturday a '90s Dance Party at month of kindergarten. A sampling of her Nocturnum. Nothing is off-limits to Sherae tactful Facebook transparency: As one reader proclaimed: "DJ Anya O'Shaughnessy, voted by you as Hum"Ivy was stuffed up and cranky today keeps it fresh and fun with a great mix boldt's Best Comedian. Whether so I kept her home. Her school called me of hip hop, dance, '90s and world." the topic is sex, race, politics or to make sure I was aware she wasn't at -- Bob Doran how you chose to dress when school, which I appreciate. But the inflecThe Breakdown: DJ Anya 12.1%, DJ you sat this close to her stage, the tion in this woman's tone suggested that Red 11.9%, DJ Mantease 7.3%, Gabe Humboldt-glamorous co-founder she thought maybe Ivy had ditched class, Pressure 7%, DJ Itchie Fingaz 5.1%. of the Ba-Dum-Chh comedy Category popularity: 35th. not been abducted. Autistic 5 year olds troupe says what she wants without these days. Playing hookey from arts and apologies. Over the past year, she crafts to snort Cheez-Its and bribe hobos and her cohorts have worked tireinto buying them fermented CapriSuns. lessly to bring blue comedic sensiANARCHY. When Sponge Bob knocks up bilities into local venues that had my prepubescent daughter, you can all previously never funnied. (No, rub this status in my face." thank you very much, she will If only she could pay bills in "likes"... DJ ANYA not tone it down just because -- Andrew Goff PHOTO BY TERRENCE this is an airport restaurant.) MCNALLY, ARCATA The Breakdown: Sherae O'Shaughnessy 30.2%, Dutch Savage PHOTO STUDIOS In addi6.7%, Joe Deschaine 4%, Dique Strickland 3.2%, Sarah Godlin tion to her 2.7%, Nando Molina 2.7%. Category popularity: 34th. numerous onstage Some of you need to read more, standup shall we say, closely. "Me no read local and emcee book," said one commenter (sounding duties, suspiciously like Bigfoot). "We have local Sherae is authors? Have any of them gained notoalso Humriety?" asked another. Hullo -- Bret Harte boldt's soring a bell? Raymond Carver? Certainly cial media their names have leaked beyond our cloisqueen. For tered borders. True, though, as another examps, re o t S m r Fa r i a F t e P Sat Sept 22nd 10AM TO ual 1 5 th A n n 4PM This Charity Event supports Local Rescues/Non-Profits Vendors Diamond Pet Food Farmers Feed Wilson & Associates Earthbath PFX Pet Supply Merrick Pet Care Lima's Professional Pharmacy Kilby Kountry Pony Parties and Petting Zoo Veterinary Services Good Dog Obedience Royal Canin Animal Health Solutions Evangers Natural Balance Natures Variety Blue Buffalo Barky Dogz Pet Treats & Accessories Scentsy By Sam Country Chic Boutique Origami Owl Best Comedian Best Local Author continued on next page thefarmstore.net northcoastjournal.com � NORTH COAST JOURNAL � THURSDAY, SEPT. 20, 2012 21 Eli's Earth Bars on Special at Venlo's and other local merchants in September. TM continued from previous page Thai � Lao � Vietnamese corner of 4th & L Eureka � 443-2690 ��� OPEN Mon.-Sat Lunch & Dinner � We cater, too! � southeast asian cuisine person noted, they're dead. But we've got tons of local authors who are living. Jim Dodge, Cecelia Holland, Pam Service, Ray Raphael, Marie Raphael, Freeman House, Natasha Wing, Mary Nethery, Terry McLaughlin, David Dun ... the list goes on. Some of these folks have written bestsellers and been interviewed in local and national media. There is one, however, who in recent years has captured numerous hearts locally and abroad with her strangely absorbing topics and her straightforward, smart and funny style. Hints: She likes, and writes about, chickens. Dirt. Booze. Worms. Dangerous bugs. Evil plants. Three of her six natural history books have been on the New York Times Bestseller List: Wicked Bugs, Wicked Plants and Flower Confidential. She's been interviewed on NPR's Fresh Air and Morning Edition, profiled in the San Francisco Chronicle and the New York Times, and has appeared on CBS Sunday Morning, Good Morning America, PBS and TLC's Cake Boss. That enough "notoriety" for ya? We happily disclose that Amy Stewart also writes for the Journal, where her current column, "The Drunken Botanist," is shaping into a book that will be published next spring. -- Heidi Walters The Breakdown: Amy Stewart 24.7%, Ray Rapheal 6.9%, Greg Stafford 5.8%, Jim Dodge 3.8%, Jerry Martien 2.4%. Category popularity: 40th. clockwise from top arcata theater lounge photo by Drew Hyland Humboldt crabs photo courtesy of venatore media metal horse sculpture by Linda wise photo by Andrew Goff NEW & USED Folk Instruments Books & Accessories The letters seemingly fall from the sky and stack vertically above the neon-lit marquee, spelling out the name of one of our fair towns: A-R-C-A-T-A. The iconic sign above the Arcata Theatre Lounge has become the focal point of the city's skyline. And thanks to a rebirth in the past decade, the theatre is also the focal point of touring music artists. For the second year in a row, you picked the lounge as the best music venue in Humboldt. Lara and Brian Cox bought and refurbished the art deco cinema, originally Best Music Venue built in 1938, and reopened it in 2009. Since then, the theatre has become an entertainment venue for sci-fi and cult classic movies, live sporting events, food and more notably, live music. The theatre brings reggae, rock, dubstep, hip hop, jambands, folk and everything in between. -- Scottie Lee Meyers The Breakdown: Arcata Theatre Lounge 26%, HumBrews 18.1%, Jambalaya 8.5%, Arcata Playhouse 4.3%, Mateel Community Center 3.8%. Category popularity: 24th. He knows everything about you. The furniture you buy. The car you drive. Your idling-at-the-intersection habits. Your fast-food preferences. Whether you go for kayaks or bicycles or guns. That on Fridays you go the back way along Old Best Public Art Arcata Road but the rest of the week you split your route between Samoa and the 101 corridor. He even knows that many of you, he's not quite sure exactly who, have in the past wantonly thrown out a perfectly good rusty old wrench or bicycle chain, crowbar or rebar stake. He knows this last bit about you because, before artist Linda Wise imagined him and got to work with her fire tools, he was a scattering of those things collecting forlornly, one by one, at the dump. And now the metal horse sculpture at the corner of Fifth Street and Myrtle Avenue watches, amid grass and flowers and exhaust and fog and sunshine, and sees all. And all see him -- and say, "Howdy, beautiful." -- Heidi Walters 22 North Coast Journal � Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012 � northcoastjournal.com www.wildwood.ws STAFF PICK Best Weatherman -- Ever JIM BERNARD (STANDING) ON HIS LAST DAY AT KIEM-TV. PHOTOS COURTESY OF KAY RECEDE The Breakdown: Linda Wise's Horse 6.1%, Pastels on the Plaza 3.9%, Arts! Alive 3.9%, Kinetic Sculpture Race 3.7%, Flatmo's Arkley Center Mural 3.2%. Category popularity: 33rd. It's certainly true that everyone loves a winner, and this year the Humboldt Crabs captured their second straight Far West League championship in an extra-innings thriller. Yay, Crabbies! But the appeal of a game at the Arcata Ballpark hardly depends on something as transient as wins and losses. No, you can't help but absorb the joy of Crabs baseball when you're sitting hip-to-hip with friends in the bleachers, a cold beer in one hand and a sauced-up hotdog in the other. Or when the players, in their crisp white uniforms, take the field to the brassy, disheveled melodies of the Crab Grass Band. Or when an infielder corrals the ball and fires it -- pap! -- into the first baseman's glove, beating the base-runner by an eye-blink. Or when a foul ball rockets into the dusky sky and seems to hang there before crashing down into F Street. (Inevitably, someone will chuckle and quip, "Glad I didn't park there.") The joy of Crabs baseball suffuses the sweet coastal air like the glow of the stadium lights. In July, Crabs legend Ned Barsuglia passed away at age 92. He'd been following Crabs games from the very beginning. Barsuglia got involved as a board member in 1954, later becoming the team's chief scout and recruiter and, over a 30-year stretch that began in 1965, he served as general manager. Fittingly, Barsuglia was part of this year's inaugural class of inductees in the Crabs Hall of Fame. As officials noted on the team website, "It is because of Ned's dedication and love for the game that we all get to experience the longest consecutive collegiate summer baseball team [in the nation]." That's the Humboldt Crabs. -- Ryan Burns The Breakdown: Crabs 45.7%, Humboldt Roller Derby 20%, Kinetic Sculpture Race 8.5%, HSU Football 2.4%, HSU Basketball 2.2%. Category popularity: 19th. Best Sports Event Last Tuesday's KIEM-TV news was a sad day for Humboldt as weatherman Jim Bernard gave his last weather report. Bernard is what you'd have to call a North Coast institution. He's been informing local "weather fans" about our weather patterns and helping us plan out weekends for more than two decades. Bernard provided solid continuity at what amounts to an entry level station where most on-air staff are looking to move up to a bigger market as soon as possible. A certified meteorologist, he started doing weather reports for KVIQ Channel 6 as a side job while serving as an air traffic controller for the Arcata/Eureka Airport. He was hired by KIEM in February 1996, soon after some KVIQ manager with not much sense laid him off. (That station subsequently dropped its news department.) On Tuesday's farewell broadcast Bernard explained a mystery that's puzzled viewers in recent months. His once assured voice had become increasingly slurred by an unknown cause. His doctor finally identified it as ataxia, a neurological disorder characterized by instability and slurred speech that re o t S m r Fa r i a F t e P Sat Sept 22nd 10AM TO ual 1 5 th A n n 4PM arity This Ch orts p p u s ofits Event /Non-Pr s e u c s e R l a c o L Sponsors makes you sound like you're drunk when you're not. He said he plans to work with a foundation that helps the public understand ataxia. Bob Dylan once told us, "You don't need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows," but that's not totally true. Bernard's replacement, Cecilia Reeves, started work at KIEM this week. She earned her master's degree in geosciences from Mississippi State University earlier this year, so she's a trained meteorologist, but Jim Bernard's shoes will not be easy to fill. He will remain Humboldt's best weatherman -- ever. COMMUNITY Obviously the oysters living in Humboldt Bay didn't vote in this category. They'd hardly call the Oyster Festival -- where 100,000 or more of their fellows get smothered in sauces and spice and chewed to death each year -- the best annual event. We'd hazard a guess that their best annual event is the moment they are dangled into the bay side by side and left sweetly alone to just hang there for months and months on end. Best Annual Event Years, even. Tide in, tide out, tide in, tide out. So lovely. Ah, well. People like to eat them, and Humboldt Bay is the No. 1 producer of oysters in California. So bring on the festival! Fact is, it's a massive gathering of gluttonous and creative show-offs. Who can eat the most? Who can prepare them the best? So, oysters, get yourselves all tasty and prepare to meet thy maker again next continued on next page thefarmstore.net northcoastjournal.com � NORTH COAST JOURNAL � THURSDAY, SEPT. 20, 2012 23 continued from previous page Greg Rael Law Offices Practice devoted exclusively to Criminal Defense since 1976 1026 Third Street, Eureka Oyster Fest 2012 photo by andrew goff (707) 445-9666 north coast presents HUMBOLDT PARTY! en AB the Eureka Th efit for eate 2012 r T Tr oh e uble Hu c kleberry Fli n t 's Missing Lin k m M a tt n' Ada FRI. SEPT. 21, 8PM EUREKA THEATER 18+ � DOORS @ 7:30 TICKETS $10 [$15 door] at Missing Link Records, Arcata & The Works, Eureka June. Nearly 20,000 people are counting on you. -- Heidi Walters The Breakdown: Oysterfest 25%, Kinetic Sculpture Race 18.6%, North Country Fair 7%, Hops in Humboldt 4.3%, Humboldt County Fair 2.1%. Category popularity: Ninth. Fresh is Best ... 316 E ST. � OLD TOWN, EUREKA � 443-7187 DINNER MON-SAT 5-9 � LUNCH TUE-FRI 11-2 � FREE WiFi The Sea Grill Taste the difference at Last year, the nonprofit Food for People, Inc., distributed 1.6 million pounds of food to Humboldt's neediest. Until Outerspacians start parachuting cornucopias or other goodies onto our heads, Food for People likely will keep winning in this category. The 33-year-old nonprofit, which Best Nonprofit started out closet-sized, has grown into a wide-reaching outfit with 12 programs that serve 12,000 low-income people each month in Humboldt County -- which, according to California Health Interview Survey data, has more food insecurity and hunger than most counties in the state. It distributes backpacks to needy kids on Fridays after school; brown bag lunches to about 300 seniors; food during emergencies; and more. Donations come in from all directions, including tens of thousands of pounds of fresh produce from local farmers. A new program this year, the Mobile Produce Pantry, sends a refrigerated truck stuffed with fresh fruits and veggies -- mostly locally grown -- all over the county so that people who live too far from a food pantry can eat well, too. -- Heidi Walters Open 7 days New Thai 307 2nd St. Old T own Eureka 269-0555 Shawna Miller, a Welfare Work Experience employee at Food for People, started out as a volunteer. Photo by Heidi Walters Lots on tap at The Local. photo by drew hyland 24 North Coast Journal � Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012 � northcoastjournal.com Staff pick Best Dueling Signs There it is, partway up the pretty walk from the eastern end of Trinidad's Indian Beach: a green sign, warning that one branch of the trail is for pedestrians and daylight use only; no dogs or wheel-borne travelers allowed. Head along that grassy bluff trail, owned by the city of Trinidad, and you'll hear waves crash, gulls cry and maybe the pit-pit-pit of a covey of quail flushed from flowery shrubs. Too soon, you'll come out in a driveway on Wagner Street -- where you'll see a forbidding No Trespassing sign. So ... um ... did you just trespass? Nope, not according to both the city of Trinidad and a board member of the Trinidad Coastal Land Trust, which owns an easement across that driveway that allows people to walk down to the city's trail and the beach below. The driveway owner, John Frame, declines to comment for the record. The dueling-sign dichotomy has its roots in years of costly litigation among Frame, the city and the state of California over efforts by Frame to close off public access to the trail that runs behind his house. The parties reached an uneasy truce in 2005, but tensions remain. "It's a sticky, ugly and misleading situation," says Trinidad City Manager Karen Suiker. The city regularly gets complaints about confusing signs at the easement and at the entrance to Wagner Street, which Trinidad contends is also public. So, to clarify, here's how to find a lovely alternate walk down to Indian Beach, as long as you leave the dogs at home: Park near the Trinidad lighthouse or the corner of Ocean Avenue and Wagner Street. Walk down Wagner Street, past the "Private Drive, please Do Not Enter, Residents Only" sign. Turn into the first driveway on your right, the asphalt one beside the sign that warns in bold red and black letters: "Private Property, No Trespassing, Dogs, Turnaround." Walk politely down the driveway along the unmarked easement -- it's there, and you're entitled to it -- through a set of blue posts and onto the city trail. Enjoy! -- Carrie Peyton Dahlberg The Breakdown: Food For People 6.5%, Six Rivers Planned Parenthood 6.3%, Ink People Center For The Arts 4.9%, CASA 3.7%, Betty's Blue Angels 2.7%, EPIC 2.7%. Category popularity: 20th. Here in Humboldt, we rejoice in our animal selves. Not the nasty, brutish and short part, but the eating, drinking and cavorting part. How else can you explain it, when a category open to every kind of commerce zeros in so markedly on food and drink? Barbecue and bakeries, pho and food trucks, brewers and bars all zoomed past art galleries, clothing shops and the nar- Best New Business rowly but no doubt deeply loved service industry (sorry, Jill Frizzell, psychotherapy, and Kamali Insurance Services). And bubbling to the forefront of them all is The Local Beer Bar, with its little white tubs of chalk, its chalkboard tables, its scrawl-onme brick wall and its amply tempting taps of Beer You Probably Couldn't Find in Humboldt Before. If you taste something you like at The Local, tell whoever poured it and he's sure to suggest a bunch of others you might want to try, too. Find one you don't like, and he'll tell you what else to steer away sequoia park playground photo by Scottie Lee Meyers from. Just don't expect to find the same thing next month, because owner Darren Cartledge likes to keep new surprises coming to his 22 taps and stock of more than 100 different bottled brews. -- Carrie Peyton Dahlberg The Breakdown: The Local 11.5%, Pho Hoang 5%, The Speakeasy 4.1%, Bang! Bang! 2.8%, Shamus T-Bones 2.1%. Category popularity: 30th. For a professional jungle gymnast, this result was a huge upset: Eureka's Sequoia Park?! Let's talk about another place, first. Janes Creek Meadows Park, aka "Spinny" park, looks like a mini NASA training facility. It has elliptical pods that orbit with such force that your eyes roll back. The professional jungle gymnast in me thinks that playgrounds that constantly threaten to make kids barf up their lunch should be the gold standard. But that's why we count the ballots, people, and it seems nice little Sequoia pushed that bully Spinny out of line and now rides the slide alone! Did I mention that I'm a professional jungle gymnast? Let me bestow some Best Playground analysis upon this here category. Now, I know 10-year-olds generally don't read the Journal. Which means Sequoia Park was picked by a bunch of untrustworthy adults. What do you know about playgrounds, old people? You can't even fit in the swings anymore! Good point. You probably like Sequoia Park because it offers more than just a playground: shaded gazebos, barbecue grills, a public restroom, plenty of grass and a few acres of trails that lead to a romantic duck pond. I get that. But, still, have you seen the giant rope thingy at Spinny park that looks like it was conceived at Burning Man? Also, let me just say this about the winner: Parents, have you ever thought about the fact that there is a zoo in Sequoia Park? And you know what's in that zoo? Bears! Well, bear, anyway. What would happen if said bear broke loose and snatched little Timmy Tucker off the redwood tree stump slide? Sound far fetched? Note this headline from the Feb. 12, 1940, Humboldt Standard: "Bear Escapes Cage At Sequoia Park." Apparently, Teddy the bear escaped his cage and scampered his way to the duck pond. He later tripped down a hill and got stuck in some mud, where zookeepers were able to recapture him. I wouldn't make this stuff up. Even if I wanted to I couldn't, because I'm a professional jungle gymnast. -- Scottie Lee Meyers The Breakdown: Sequoia Park 17.5%, "Spinny Park" 11.1%, Redwood Park 10.6%, Jefferson School 3.6%, Arcata Community Center 1.9%. Category popularity: 36th. continued on next page northcoastjournal.com � North Coast Journal � Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012 25 photos by Carrie Peyton Dahlberg continued from previous page "I need to take a picture of your bathroom." It was a slow Sunday evening at The Speakeasy. After explaining further to bartender Sierra Anderson that these facilities had won our first ever Best Restroom award, she was cool with my proposition. A guy down the bar -- Gregson Pullen of Connecticut, who'd just rolled into town -- was curious about what I planned to do in the can. "Wanna be my model?" I asked. After I promised to buy him a beer he agreed to enter the restroom with me. After overcoming some initial paranoia over what I planned to do with these pictures -- "Are you gonna make me look silly?" -- he eventually heeded my direction to lean against the beautifully mural-soaked wall next to the artisan bowl-shaped sink. He was already a little drunk. "Lemme see," he asked. And so I showed him the pictures. "That's a good one." Best Restroom Gregson Pullen, my Speakeasy bathroom buddy. Photo by Andrew Goff trinity river photo by ken malcomson All in all, The Speakeasy bathroom: pretty place to empty your hat and, sometimes, get to know people. -- Andrew Goff The Breakdown: The Speakeasy 8.8%, Robert Goodman Winery 6%, My own 5.2%, Renata's 4.5%, Larrupin 3.8%. Category popularity: 31st. Warm sun, and a tumbling, splashing, frothing, eddying river, with muddytoe beaches perfect for dawdling and green-white rapids perfect for rafting or kayaking. Best River By a big, big margin, Humboldt's very favorite river is the Trinity. Not that it's the only river in our hearts. "The Mad has great swimming and it provides us with drinking water. It's a hard working river," one loyal fan wrote. "I like all rivers in Humboldt County 26 North Coast Journal � Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012 � northcoastjournal.com hammond trail photo by heidi walters equally and resent that you would try to make me pick one," someone snipped. "Aren't they all just called `The River?' They have actual names?" wrote another, perhaps in denial of some secret hidden lust for the Trinity. It's not entirely a Humboldt river, really, sun, our almost biblically beloved river that comes leaping upon the mountains, skipping upon the hills, saying to us, rise up and come away, for the winter is past. And like all passionate loves, the Trinity has its perils, with swift cold water and wading spots that drop off suddenly into drowning-deep holes. The best river, "but also the scariest," one devotee wrote. No surprise that more people barbara gregory of the bay area have drowned in the ogles fern canyon. photo by lynn jones Trinity in recent years than in any other inland coming up from the east and south out waterway in Humboldt. of Trinity County, where some of its best People who know it best approach the rapids churn. But it's all ours after Williow Trinity as they would any capricious lover, Creek, swinging north through Hoopa warily, alert to changing moods, keeping before joining up with the Klamath. an eye out for dangers as well as delights. All along the way, the Trinity is our So should you. escape from the fog, our place in the But once you are properly protected, go, and consummate your love with the Trinity! Just practice safe splash. -- Carrie Peyton Dahlberg The Breakdown: Trinity 38.6%, Mad 19.5%, Eel 11.2%, Van Duzen 5.9%, Mattole 3.1. Category popularity: 15th. It is OK to dream. To dream, for instance, like one reader, who suggested the best trail in Humboldt County is "anywhere in the Alps." Indeed we are not, in fact, obliged to remain in our coastal mountain landscape but can, in the blink of a swoony eye, drift ourselves into a wonderland where all trails lead to waterfalls, glaciers, lakes, quaint villages, ibex bounding along rocky slopes and funiculars that whisk you back to your B&B. 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You can be rolling on your bicycle past a ball game at the park one moment and, the next, peering between foliage at a pod of sea lions lolling alongside the mouth of the Mad River while seals cavort in the riffling waters. There's even a pedestrians-only section, which ventures into the green, viney maw of the Widow White Creek drainage. There is no tram. Deal with it. -- Heidi Walters The Breakdown: Hammond Trail 20.8%, Fern Canyon 8.5%, Headwaters Forest 6.7%, Arcata Forest 4%, Trinidad Head 3.5%. Category popularity: 28th. It's almost become clich�. Every year we ask, where's the best place to take your out-of-towners? And every year it's the same answer: Fern Canyon. Hey, it's good enough for Steven Spielberg's CGI dinosaurs ("Jurassic Park II" was partially filmed at Fern Canyon in the late 1990s). But with the canyon's 50-foot walls covered in ferns that look nearly phosphorescent in daylight, and a pebbled floor beneath a snaking creek inside a dense, moist forest that you can feel in your breath, it's a beautiful and worthy clich�. Hiking the half-mile trail can feel like a kind of rural gymnastics as you're forced to cross the creek by slippery wooden planks and fallen trees. The sooner you accept the fact that your socks and shoes are going to get wet, the better off you are. Trying to avoid a wetting invites disaster. Just ask my 50-something- Best Place to Send an Outsider year-old dad who sprained an ankle trying to stay dry. You can also hang back at the trailhead by the bubbling creek and watch the elk bathing in a pond in the distance. This is all very lovely, but beware: If you're lucky, the winding eightmile road down to the trailhead has been freshly graded. More likely, however, it will be mostly potholes. And it's so narrow, you'll suck it in when cars pass you going the other direction. -- Scottie Lee Meyers The Breakdown: F ern Canyon 15.6%, Away/Back/ Home 9.8%, Patrick's Point 6.8%, Avenue of the Giants 3.7%, Ferndale 2.8%. Category popularity: 13th. Staff pick Best Urban Waterfall There is a spot along Turner Road, on the south edge of downtown McKinleyville, where you can stand in a light-dappled forest and hear the steady, soothing whir of traffic on Highway 101 nearby. Walk a few yards and the sound becomes suddenly brighter, closer, not as compact and forward-sounding. It's the even more soothing whir of water cascading. Walk to the edge of the narrow country lane and you'll see it: a short path that drops precipitously downward and, suspended among the leafy black-andgreen, a frothing whiteness. A waterfall! Right next to the Mill Creek shopping center! Why, you could soak up some nature here, feeling as if you were in the wild beyond, then amble over to watch a movie or get groceries. Amazing, really. And what's even more amazing is the town hasn't given it even a backward glance. The land around it has suffered as a consequence. Word gets out when you've got a beautiful waterfall in the neighborhood, within walking distance of a big parking lot. We're spreading it The lamentable early retirement of last year's champ, First District County Supervisor Jimmy Smith (get well soon, Jimmy!), left this category wide open, Mark Lovelace at the I Block Party. photo by bob doran and reader responses ran the gamut from the proudly ignorant ("none they all suck") to the keenly argued (Harbor Commissioner Mike Wilson: "He ushered in an era of change, much needed"). There were a few outliers: Eureka Councilmembers Marian Brady and Mike right here. But the path that wobbles neighbors there get tired of this. Newman tied with the honorable Mayor down to the base of this gorgeous fall is a How about a little direction, town McCheese at one vote apiece. But in the nasty, makeshift scrape made by feet, not planners -- not so much to make it end our readers showed the most love for engineers, and not only is it slippery and easy on the seekers, but to protect Third District Supervisor Mark Lovelace dangerous, but years of urban waterfall the stream bank and the privacy of the who come January will be the most senior seekers have eroded the bank. Plus, folks residents nearby? county supervisor and the lone progreslooking for this -- Heidi Walters sive voice left on the board. Our readers place likely will sing his praises: just drive onto the "Professional, dediroad leading to it, cated, fair, open-minded, rather than park hard-working." "Very at the shopping responsive to specific center and walk needs and keeps very in. There's one open communication with teensy pullout, the people of the county. so they'll keep He also represents us very driving until well throughout the state they're intruding and across the nation." upon a para-- Ryan Burns dise of private property dotted by cows milling around a scooped-out pasture pond. Probably the Waterfall in McKinleyville. Photo by Heidi Walters The Breakdown: Mark Lovelace 20.3%, (Statement of disillusionment/rage) 17.6%, Paul Gallegos 7.4%, Wes Chesbro 5.2%, Linda Atkins 5%, Rex Bohn 5%, Mike Wilson 4.7%, Shane Brinton 4.4%, Jimmy Smith 4%, Mike Thompson 3.5%. Best Elected Official continued on next page northcoastjournal.com � North Coast Journal � Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012 29 continued from previous page MIKE DRONKERS IN A MIDDAY DANCE PARTY? PHOTO BY ANDREW GOFF MEDIA Another repeat winner, and no surprise. KHUM's motto, "radio without the rules," means it's in tune with alt.-type readers. The flagship for Lost Coast Communications' four-station mini-media empire, at 104.3 and 104.7 FM, fancies itself a "freeform" radio station, and the music mix is eclectic as hell, just nothing too heavy. (Look elsewhere for rap and death metal.) A recent morning with Program Director Mike Dronkers (see Best DJ) saw the genre-hopping playlist ping pong from old to new: an old David Lindley track followed by something from the new Cat Power album; The -- rds segueing into Mountain Goats, then The Velvet Underground into Beach House. Specialty evening shows focus on old-time and bluegrass music, jazz, blues, world music and even Frank Zappa. Add in a commitment to public affairs and vigorous community involvement, and you get something akin to a really good public radio station, but with commercials instead of pledge drives. -- Bob Doran The Breakdown: KHUM 104.3/104.7 20.7%, K-Slug 94.1 20.1%, KHSU 90.5 17.1%, KMUD 91.1/88.1 11.2%, The Point 100.3/102.7 4.3%. Category popularity: Eighth. Best Radio Station The needle's stuck. For the second year in a row, KHUM's Mike Dronkers is Humboldt's favorite radio DJ. Best Radio DJ Dronkers' weekday midday show, "You and Meme," features music from accapella to zydeco and commentary about life and local news, which he says he tries to deliver in a way that makes sense to normal people, not policy wonks. We have lost the companionship of DJs in this era of Internet radio. And a lot of the DJs we do hear on our dial lead us to say, "Shut up and play the music already." But with Dronkers, we anticipate the space between songs; we revel in hearing him speak to us. Who is this man who hides behind radio's static curtain? We did a shotgun interview with Humboldt's favorite DJ. NCJ: You're stuck on an island with just one album; what would it be? MD: My answer is consistently used against me. But I would take Phish's A Live One. They're great musicians, and they're long songs. I mean if you're going to be stuck on an island for seven days or seven years, you need something with some legs. EDUCATORS PAM HALSTEAD AND KEVIN YOKOYAMA IN THE KEET STUDIOS. PHOTO COURTESY OF KEET North Coast notables through programs such as Lost Coast Sessions, which features local bands in the more intimate KEET studios, or North Coast Cuisine, which highlights local LOST COAST OUTPOST LOGO chefs and food producers. Having trouble with your algebra, student? Tune on Tuesdays and Thursdays NCJ: Do you have a catchphrase? at 4:30 p.m. to the Homework Hotline MD: I do. It's a quote by Barney Frank, where you can call in with your math and the congressman from Massachusetts. science conundrums. "It is a tribute to the First Amendment "It's our mission to engage our local that this kind of vile, contemptible audience," Reynolds says. So tune on in! nonsense is so freely propagated." It's -- Andrew Goff true for so many things, such a fantastic The Breakdown: KEET 37.5%, KIEM 22.4%, Wiseass 14.3%, Naposition to take. tional 8.4%, Access Humboldt 2.5%. Category popularity: 37th. NCJ: If you could get any artist alive for a live, in-studio performance, who would it be? Repeat! Since running away with this MD: Prince, because he's so award last year, Hank Sims' Lost Coast hard to get and he's legendary Outpost has only gotten more souped-up live. with whiz-bang technological appendages. NCJ: Is Bigfoot real? It's the Voltron of local bloggage. MD: No. Not content with his steady stream NCJ: Who is your favorite Beatle? of crime reports, radio clips, withering MD: Paul McCartney because he has sarcasm and whip-smart analysis, Sims a sense of melody that appeals to me. I unleashed his mad programming genius don't care for John Lennon or Ringo. on county jail records to create "Booked," -- Scottie Lee Meyers an automated daily report on the people The Breakdown: Mike Dronkers 10.6%, Larry Trask 8.5%, Pete getting escorted to the county pen. It Myers 6.1%, Andy Powell 5.8%, John Matthews 5.2%. Category popularity: 29th. also lists the charge(s) against him/her, the arresting agency and the time of booking. It's a Nosy Nellie's paradise. Scattered in among non-local answers Also new this year: an automated data like "Comedy Central" and "AMC" and stream of local CHP activity and "Paws wiseass answers like "Kill Your TV!" and Cause," a lost-pet clearinghouse that has "Go ride a bike!" a few sincere individuals already reunited many a wayward critter confessed their love for the local appendwith its distraught owners. age of the Public Broadcasting System and As if constructing and deploying new voted for KEET-TV Ch. 13. An excited Claire cyber-brains weren't enough, Sims conReynolds told us the station's recipe for vinced SoHum mega-blogger Kym Kemp success. to fold her own web log, Redheaded "We've got Elmo. We've Bert and Ernie. Blackbelt, into the LoCO juggernaut. (And You throw Bill Moyers and Neil Degrasse the Blackbelt still kicked its way into third Tyson in the mix and you're going to have place in our poll!) Kemp keeps her finger some quality programming," Reynolds on the pulse of the marijuana industry said. and stays alert for current road condiSure, KEET's the place you get your BBC tions, among other things. And her nature World News and your Antiques Roadshow photos capture the wild majesty of our viewing in. But no doubt what endears it county's southern hills. to the community is its commitment to Simply put, the LoCO rules. providing local programming. 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Receptions for artists, exhibits and/or performances are from 6-8 p.m. on the third Friday of each month. Call 834-6460 or visit www.mckinleyvilleartsnight.com for more information. 1. Eureka-Arcata Airport, Humboldt County artists, coordinated by the Redwood Art Association. 2. Silver Lining, 3561 Boeing Ave., #D. TBA. 3. Blake's Books, 2005 Central Ave. Melissa Zielinski, glass art. 4. Church of the Joyful Healer, 1944 Central Ave. First installment of the monthly McKinleyville Art Community Central (MACC), featuring a new show each month in a variety of mediums with workshops and live events. Photographs of favorite moments of the past summer. 5. Curves, Miller Business Park. Artwork by Kay Bean, Barbara Lundeen, Jackie Motazz, Leslie Niel, Gini Salza, Peggy Stebbins, Helen Vatcher, Jeannelle Visinoni, Marie Stine, Louise Campbell and Robert Daugherty. 6. Knitter's Lane, 1225 Central Ave., #14. Knit Night until 10 p.m. Corner of 14th & G Streets. 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His audacious 1977 debut on Stiff Records, My Aim Is True, lived up to the name. It rocked, and it helped define the '70s punky new wave aesthetic, but it also demonstrated some serious songwriting chops. The next 35 years saw Costello record 21 more albums absorbing jazz, country and soul and making it his own, even writing an opera. A few years ago Costello served as host of a TV series, Spectacle, which found him interviewing and performing with music icons including Tony Bennett, Smokey Robinson, Elton John, James Taylor and Bruce Springsteen. Elvis demonstrated that he's right there with the best. Mr. Costello plays a solo show at HSU's Van Duzer Theater on Wednesday, Sept. 26, your opportunity to see another icon in action. Friday, we're hoping you'll come to North Coast Journal's Best Of Humboldt Party at the Eureka Theater. We have two of the best bands around, Huckleberry Flint and The Trouble, and the awesome Missing Link DJs to boot, plus other fun you can read about elsewhere in the paper. In the interest of fairness, I'll note that there are other shows happening Friday: The Jamaican roots reggae combo The Abyssinians will play the Red Fox with DJ Pressure. The "all-star" psychedelic jamband The Avalon Allstars is at Van Duzen Grange with Mark Karan from Ratdog, Bobby Vega from Zero, KVHW etc., Eric Levy and Alan Hertz from Garaj Mahal, KVHW, etc. Come to think of it, this is KVHW with Karan instead of Kimock. AS Presents has Tomorrows Bad Seeds from Hermosa Beach in the Depot playing Sublime-ish reggae-rock. Opening: San Diego's Through the Roots, who add electronic beats to the reggae-rock mix. Humboldt Brews has DJ Zephyr and DJ Red's "All Vinyl Hi-Fi Garage Rock A-Go-Go." Red promises "all the boss-out garage, psych, surf, soul, girl groups, doo-wop, moldies and more." It was a couple of years ago when Ethiopian-born jazz/folk singer Meklit Hadero met retro soul singer Quinn DeVeaux, leader of an Oakland band called The Blue Beat Revue. When he opened for one of her shows in San Francisco's Mission District they closed together with a cover of Sam Cooke's "Bring It On Home To Me." That led to an ongoing collaboration and a CD, Meklit & Quinn, which came out this week. The duo takes on an eclectic modern songbook beginning with an Arcade Fire cover, continuing through soulful, jazzy reworkings of MGMT, Talking Heads, Lou Reed, Stevie Wonder and Neil Young tunes (and a few originals) before concluding with the Cooke song that started it all. The theme? "It's about home," says DeVeaux. Meklit sees it as a statement about continuity. Let's hope the musical partnership sees some of that. A CD release tour brings Meklit and Quinn to the Arcata Playhouse Thursday night. Check them out. If you're in the mood for something a bit harder and darker on Thursday, tattooed metal-fusion goddess Otep Shamaya is at Nocturnum with her band, OTEP. As you might guess by their names, the openers, Butcher Babies, One Eyed Doll and locals Angel's Cut, are along the same lines. The Cut Throat Freak Show is here to shock you Thursday afternoon at Old Growth Tattoo in Eureka with classic sideshow acts like pounding nails up noses, doing gymnastics on broken glass, hanging things from eyelids. Musical accompaniment comes from Gunsafe. Thursday is also opening night for the new Redwood Jazz Alliance season with the John Abercrombie Organ Trio in the Kate Buchanan Room. (More details on the RJA season in the calendar.) It's a good weekend for neo-old time stringband music, starting Thursday with a rollicking show at the Jambalaya featuring Olympia's Blackberry Bushes Stringband plus the hot local "bluegrass"-ish outfit The No Good Redwood Ramblers. Both of those bands -- and many more -- are part of Saturday's all day Humboldt Hill Hoedown at the Mateel. They'll have local and imported music on two stages, including the murder ballads of The Pine Box Boys, scumbag country by Hellbound Glory, a dead-on Johnny Cash tribute by Cash'd Out, Americana stomp-grass by Polecat, dirty roots music by Three Times Bad, trad country by The Hicktown Homeboys, and a bunch of bands you probably know: Absynth Quintet, Rooster McClintock, Compost Mountain Boys, Dirt Floor Band, Way Out West, The Raspberry Jam Band and Striped Pig String Band, who will be teaching square dancing. Add in a mechanical bull, chicken poop bingo and a cakewalk and you've got yerself a hoedown. Yahoo! More neo-country/folk Tuesday at the Arcata Playhouse with Coyote Grace returning with a fine new album in hand, Now Take Flight. The twangy trio is touring with Fast Rattler, a band out of Portland that includes the late great Utah Phillips' son Brendan Phillips. Expect a mix of originals, reimaginings of trad folk classics and, of course, some of Utah's songs. Wednesday at the Playhouse "Best Solo Musician" Chris Parreira presents a wild alt. stringband show featuring another Portland combo, Shook Twins, with Katelyn playing guitar, Laurie looping her banjo and beatboxing, and both of them singing in sweet harmony. Niko from The Bucky Walters is doing his Cyber Camel looping thing and will probably play with the twins too. Young Caitlin Jemma opens the show. It all sounds good. There are several Saturday evening benefits: Ferndale Repertory Theater has the eversoulful bluesman Earl Thomas plus young (12-year-old) singer/songwriter Aaron O'Gara, and a soul food feast by Ferndale's master chef Steve Sterbeck, with proceeds going to Ferndale Rep. On the classical side you have the annual fall concert benefit for the Humboldt County Breast Health Project at Calvary Lutheran Church, with pianist (and doctor) Luther Cobb, along with Pat Person, Elisabeth Harrington, Greg Granoff, The Heartbeat Chorale, and the Cindy Moyer and Friends String Quintet. Last but not least there's "1 in 88: An Autism Awareness Event" Saturday at Far North Climbing Gym with DJ Jaymorg (from the Missing Links Crew) and DJ Gabe Pressure providing music for dancing. Some facts: 129 children are diagnosed with autism daily. Autism spectrum disorders affect one in 88 children in the United States. Proceeds from this one go to the Ernie Els Foundation for autism research. AS Presents has another Depot show Saturday with the Orgone up from L.A. for some supremely funky soul tinged with Afrobeat that should appeal to fans of The Meters or Fela. Vocalist Niki J Crawford is the bomb. Kyle "DJ Knutz" Stasse opens the show. What is hip? The horn-heavy soul funk band Tower of Power, masters of the "Oakland Stroke," still on the road after 44 years. Those who caught Tower of Power at last year's Blues by the Bay know the band still has it. Yes, the boys did "You're Still a Young Man," and yes, the now 60-something founding members still sound good. CenterArts brings TOP to the Van Duzer stage Sunday night. This coming Tuesday the Jambalaya marks the debut of Savage Henry's C-U-Last Tuesday, a monthly stand-up comedy review planned for every last Tuesday of the month. This one features David Gborie from S.F. plus Stroy Moyd, Andrew Moore, and Humboldt's own Josh Duke. Want more funny? The Ba-DumChh Comedy Crew is invading the Pearl Lounge Thursday night. This is your chance to see Humboldt's "Best Comedian" Sherae O'Shaughnessy in action. (She is funny.) We haven't asked yet, but we might convince her to tell a few jokes Friday night. She'll be at our party. We hope you will be too. northcoastjournal.com � North Coast Journal � Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012 35 Meklit and Quinn Thursday at the Arcata Playhouse ! E L F F RA HUMBOLDT � by filling out our questionnaire � by posting to social media from the Best of Humboldt party using our hashtag: #NCJbestof � or buy raffle tickets (1 for $1 /7 for $5) 1 of 3 NCJ hoodies ($30 value) � 1 of 3 local restaurant gift certificate bundles ($75 value) � 1 of 2 Old Town Carriage Co. carriage rides ($30 value) ENTER TO WIN venue THE ALIBI: ARCATA 822-3731 744 9th St. Arc. thealibi.com ARCATA PLAYHOUSE 822-1575 ARCATA THEATRE LOUNGE 1036 G St. Info line: 822-1220 BAR-FLY PUB 443-3770 91 Commercial, Eureka barflypub.com BEAR RIVER CASINO 733-9644 11 Bear Paws Way, Loleta BLONDIES Arcata 822-3453 thur 9/20 Dirty Dancing Thursdays w/ Pressure Anya 10:30pm $3 Meklit & Quinn (soul) 8pm $15/$13 Like us on Facebook! 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DJ Jaymorg, Gabe Pressure 7pm Earl Thomas 6pm $20 TRADITIONAL AND FUSION JAPANESE FOOD DINE IN OR TAKE OUT Movers and Shakers (rock) 7pm Seabury Gould 7pm Death Metal Thursday (DMT): 4:30-10 pm AND Happy Hour until Close! www.humboldtbrews.com John Abercrombie Trio (jazz) 8pm Blackberry Bushes Stringband 9pm Summer Hours: until 9pm Monday Thursday, 10pm Friday & Saturday myspace.com/ littleredlioneurekacalif Compost Mountain Boys (bluegrass) 6pm Paul Fowler 6pm Distracting the cook will only prolong the hunger DJ Red and Zephyr's All Vinyl Hi-Fi Garage Rock A-Go-Go 9:30pm $5 Tomorrows Bad Seeds (rock) 9pm $5 Sol Seed, MRA 9pm Brian Post (jazz keys) 7-10pm no cover It's a bar. Jigsaw (5-piece from Marin County) 6pm Paul Fowler 6pm Happy Hour All Day! Not your average "pub grub" Orgone (funk) DJ Knutz 9pm $15 You live in Humboldt. So do we. Let's be friends :) Jill Petricca (jazz flute) 7-10pm no cover We got beer. Fall begins today Humboldt Hills Hoedown noon $30 OTEP, Butcher Babies 9pm $25/$18 @ Henderson Center @ McKinleyville Buddy Reed and The Rip It Ups (blues) 7pm Ba-Dum-Chh Comedy Invasion 8pm Frank Lucky (folk) 7pm Tasting room temporarily closed Blues Dance Night Lesson 8pm, Dancing 9pm $5 Irish Music 7:30pm Kenny Ray & The Mighty Rovers (little big band swing) 8-10pm Karaoke 7-10pm MXMSTR KRSHN2N 10pm Kindred Spirits (folk) 9pm Sangria and Snacks 4-6:30 Throwback Thursday's Three Times Bad (dirty roots) 9pm ShugaFoot Band (jazz/blues) 7:30pm Ladies night ($1 off drinks) 8pm Boss Levelz (DJs) 10pm Friday and Saturday lap dance specials Avalon All-Stars (jamband) 8pm $20 Rude Lion (reggae DJ) 10pm Burning Sage 9pm Buddy Reed (blues) 9pm MXMSTR KRSHN2N 10pm www.fabuloustiptop.com See the NCJ's 8 Days a Week Calendar 9am-2pm Arcata Plaza for times and Farmers' Market info Country music by Cadillac Ranch 10am True Gospel Singers (gospel) 7pm Guerrilla Takeover Sound (dance music) 10pm Lisa Baney (jazz) 7pm The Abyssinians (reggae) 10pm $12 New Construction Hours for growlers, kegs and merchandise Congolese Dance with Makaya 5:30-7pm, $12-$15 Find us on Facebook The Art Band (artrock) 7:30pm The Jim Lahman Band (blues) 8-10pm Come in for a great Dinner! 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V-3 w/Freejack, Hiway 9p Saturday noon-9pm New Kids Program! www.RedwoodRaks.com Mad Dog and the Smokin' Js 9pm The Living Rooms (folk) 7pm 36 NORTH COAST JOURNAL � THURSDAY, SEPT. 20, 2012 � northcoastjournal.com entertainment in bold includes paid listings see The Hum pg. 35 LIBATION BRIAN POST, J F ., S T WINE SHOP K � . 22 , ,P clubs � concerts � caf�s bands � djs � karaoke � drink & food specials � pool tournaments � and more sun 9/23 www.thealibi.com Shimshai and Seraphim Sound 8pm Giant NFL Football Doors at 1:15 p.m. Free All ages Closed Sunday www.barflypub.com A Chance to win $1,000,000 Karaoke w/ KJ Leonard 8pm Karaoke w/Chris Clay 8pm 9-ball tournament 8pm Organic Open Mic w/Sam Whitlach 7p Giant Monday Night Football Doors at 5:15pm Free All ages mon 9/24 Find us on Facebook tues 9/25 2-Fer Tues: buy any breakfast or lunch item 8am-3pm: 2nd for 1/2 off Coyote Grace (folk) 8pm $12/$10 Find our website at www.arcatatheatre.com wed 9/26 Irish Pub Wednesdays: with $2 wells Shook Twins (alt. folk) 8pm $12/$10 Sci Fi Night ft. Gamera 6pm-10pm All ages Free Karaoke w/ DJ Marv 9pm-1am A Chance to win $1,000,000 TUE BUDD WIT H SD BLU AY YR ES D EE H NIG JILL PETRICCA, J S ., S . 21 , - F � S L 7-9 PM WINE APPRECIATION COURSE: 4 CLASSES ON WEDNESDAY EVENINGS IN OCTOBER W B S :O M S 8th Street on the Arcata Plaza � 825-7596 Happy Hours 4-6pm $1 off pints/wells Happy Hours 4-6pm $1 off pints/wells Pint Night 6pm-close $2 beer pints Wing Special 1 lb. for $5 Free pool No Limit Texas Holdem Tournament 6:30pm Quiz Night 7pm Monday Night Football on the big screen + Flat Screen TV giveaways 8-Ball Tournaments at 8pm No Limit Texas Holdem Tournament 6:30pm Fat Tire Tuesdays $2.00 Fat Tire Pints Karaoke with Chris Clay 8pm $0.25 Wing Wednesday FREE Pool & $3 Wells Rule #1: Suck it up! Rule #2: Learn rule #1 All shows 21+ Tower of Power (stroke) 8pm $45/$15 Sundaze: Deep Groove Society 9pm Wine Bar overlooking the Arcata Plaza Don't think of it as work Think of it as fun! Bike For Your Cause 4 bands/food/raffles noon Mimosa Mondays $3.00 pints of Mimosas all day long! www.humbrews.com Fish Taco Tuesdays $3.50 for one $7.00 for two He's My Brother, She's My Sister (folk) 9pm C-U-Last Tuesday (comedy) 10pm Call In Your Order: 822-8433 Cribbage Tournament 6:30pm Elvis Costello (solo) 8pm $75 Mighty High, Skunk Funk Sound 9pm Aber Miller (piano) 6-9pm We are a certified wine shipper myspace.com/ littleredlioneurekacalif The Rezonators (rock) 6pm Happy Hour 6-8pm Monday - Thursday, $1 off wine by the glass Book your band 444-1344 Purl and Pour come craft www.libation.com Repeat: We got beer. Rob Larkin and Joseph Eid (A mericana/folk) 6pm Whomp Whomp Wednesday 9pm All markets have fresh fruits and vegetables and much, much more Now serving beer and wine Closed www.pearlloungeeureka.com Find us on Facebook Sunday noon-9pm Modern Dance with Lela 3:30-5pm $10 Chief (folk) 6pm Have a signature Cocktail in the bar! Online at humfarm.org Rude Lion Sound (reggae) 8pm Located in beautiful Old Town Closed www.pearlloungeeureka.com Handcrafted items for children and adults. Mad Dog and the Smoking J's 10pm $5 New Weekday Hours M-F 3:30pm to 9pm Monday Swing Night 7pm class, 8pm party www.robertgoodmanwines.com Great lunch specials! 11:30-4:00 www.redwoodcurtainbrewing.com West African Drum and Dance 5:30-7pm, $10 John Craigie (folk) 7pm Check out the Sunset from our bar! Find us on Facebook. West Coast Swing Wednesdays 7:30pm lesson, 8:30 dancing www.robertgoodmanwines.com Come have lunch 11:30-4:00 www.OldTownCoffeeEureka.com Tequila Tuesdays muchas variedades Ask us about hosting your event Open mic w/ Mike Anderson (music/spoken) 6:30pm www.pearlloungeeureka.com www.persimmons.net @ Wildberries @ Old Town Eureka See the NCJ's 8 Days a Week Calendar for times and Farmers' Market info Good & Evil Twins Karaoke 8pm Trivia Night 8pm Sunday Mimosa and Bloody Mary specials Like us on Facebook Karaoke 9pm w/ sushi Secret Password Hint: South of St. Charles Avenue 2-for-1 DD lap dances Sunny Brae Jazz 9pm w/ fried chicken ShugaFoot Band (jazz/blues) 6pm 2 Dollar Tuesdays $2 beer / $2 lap dances Greg Camphuis Duo (acoustic) 8pm Wednesday Happy Hour 4-6:30pm Ladies/Amateur Night Ladies get in free! BUY ANY 2 HOODIES SAVE $10 BUY ANY 2 TSHIRTS SAVE $5 BUY ANY 2 HATS/BEANIES SAVE $5 EUREKA BAYSHORE MALL 707-476-0400 ARCATA 987 H ST. 707-822-3090 NEW HUMBOLDT DESIGNS JUST ARRIVED, AND THEY WILL GO FAST SO COME IN TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF OUR SALE: with a Wood-Fired Oven and Full Bar Mon-Fri 11:30am - 9:30pm Sat-Sun 4pm - 9:30pm 3rd and F Streets � Old Town Eureka French & Thai Fusion Restaurant 497-6294 WWW.HUMBOLDTCLOTHING.COM northcoastjournal.com � NORTH COAST JOURNAL � THURSDAY, SEPT. 20, 2012 37 WINE BY THE GLASS ALWAYS AVAILABLE. 38 North Coast Journal � Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012 � northcoastjournal.com THE EIGHTH ANNUAL HUMBOLDT HILLS HOEDOWN ALL DAY SATURDAY AT THE MATEEL COMMUNITY CENTER FEATURES A SLEW OF COUNTRY, BLUEGRASS AND OLD TIME BANDS ON TWO STAGES INCLUDING THE PINEBOX BOYS, HELLBOUND GLORY, ABSYNTH QUINTET, POLECAT, BLACKBERRY BUSHES STRING BAND, THREE TIMES BAD, CASH'D OUT, THE HICKTOWN HOMEBOYS, STRIPED PIG STRING BAND, ROOSTER MCCLINTOCK, COMPOST MOUNTAIN BOYS, THE NO GOOD REDWOOD RAMBLERS, DIRT FLOOR BAND, WAY OUT WEST AND JEFFERSON PARSON WITH THE RASPBERRY JAM BAND. WHAT IS HIP? THE HORN-HEAVY SOUL FUNK BAND TOWER OF POWER, MASTERS OF THE "OAKLAND STROKE," STILL ON THE ROAD AFTER 44 YEARS PLAYING "YOU'RE STILL A YOUNG MAN," "WHAT IS HIP?" AND OTHER HITS. CENTERARTS BRINGS TOP TO THE VAN DUZER STAGE SUNDAY NIGHT. THE NORTH COAST REPERTORY THEATRE OPENS ITS 29TH SEASON WITH KEN LUDWIG'S COMEDY THE FOX ON THE FAIRWAY, A TRIBUTE TO THE GREAT ENGLISH FARCES OF THE 1930S AND '40S SET AT A PRIVATE COUNTRY CLUB. DAVID MOORE DIRECTS A CAST THAT INCLUDES ANDERS CARLSON AS BINGHAM AND JENNIFER TRUSTEM AS PAMELA (SHOWN HERE). THURSDAY'S OPENING NIGHT GALA, A BENEFIT FOR THE CAST AND CREW, INCLUDES A CHAMPAGNE RECEPTION AFTER THE SHOW. 20 thursday EVENTS Constitution Day Quiz Bowl. 5-6:30 p.m. The Great Hall, 1 Rossow St., HSU. Teams of HSU students and faculty, joined by local elementary and high school faculty and students, face off in a battle of Constitution knowledge. Prizes for best patriotic costume, audience and team participation. www.humboldt.edu/ politics/news/212. 826-3653. HUNKS: The Show. 7:30 p.m. Blue Lake Casino. Traveling Las Vegas all male revue tour group. $20. bluelakecasino.com. 668-9770. Fox On The Fairway Opening Night Gala. 8 p.m. North Coast Repertory Theatre, 300 Fifth St., Eureka. NCRT opens its 29th season with the new comedy by Ken Ludwig. $15. ncrt.net. 442-6278. Circle Mirror Transformation. 8 p.m. Redwood Curtain Theatre, 220 First St., Eureka. When Marty gathers four locals for the first ever drama class in a small Vermont town, she has no idea how an injection of hula-hooping and wacky acting games will come to change their lives. $10. redwoodcurtain.com. 443-7688. MUSIC THEATER John Abercrombie Organ Trio. 8 p.m. Kate Buchanan Room, HSU. Redwood Jazz Alliance launches a new season with a trio featuring jazz guitar legend John Abercrombie with Gary Versace on organ and Adam Nussbaum on drums. $15, students $10. www.redwoodjazzalliance.org. Meklit Hadero/Quinn Deveaux. 8 p.m. Arcata Playhouse, 1251 Ninth St. Jazz and folk singer teams with Oakland soul sensation Quinn Deveaux. $15/$13 members. arcataplayhouse.org. 822-1575. OTEP. 9 p.m. Nocturnum, 206 West Sixth St., Eureka. Metal-fusion goddess Otep Shamaya and her Los Angeles band perform. Butcher Babies, One Eyed Doll and Angels Cut open. $25/$18 adv. diamondbackpresents.com. ETC. humfarm.org. 441-9999. Free Produce Market. Noon-2 p.m. Food for People, 307 W. 14th St., Eureka. Income eligible folks pick out fresh fruits and vegetables, sample recipes using available produce. Sponsored by Food for People. Music by Les Craig. www.foodforpeople.org. 445-3166. McKinleyville Farmers' Market. 3:30-6:30 p.m. McKinleyville Safeway Shopping Plaza, Central Avenue. Farmfresh produce every Thursday. humfarm.org. 441-9999. Classic and original sideshow stunts executed with just enough precision not to maim anyone. Music by Gunsafe. 476-8282 21 friday EVENTS North Coast Journal Best Of 2012 Party. 8 p.m. Eureka Theater, 612 F St. Come out for a night honoring Humboldt's best stuff! Music by Huckleberry Flint, The Trouble and Missing Link Soul Night DJs Matt n' Adam. Local food and drink. Features award ceremony honoring the winners of the NCJ's annual Best Of Humboldt Reader's Poll. 18+. $15/$10 adv. Tickets available at Missing Link Records in Arcata and The Works in Eureka. northcoastjournal.com. McKinleyville Arts Night. 6-8 p.m. Various locations throughout McKinleyville. Celebration of local artists and their works. 834-6460. ART Figure Drawing Group. 7-9 p.m. Cheri Blackerby Gallery, 272 C St., Eureka. In the courtyard. Weekly group. Live model. An Ink People DreamMaker project. 442-0309. FOOD Henderson Center Farmers' Market. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Vegetables, fruits, seedlings, plants and local food. RePowering Humboldt. 5:30-7 p.m. BSS Room 166, HSU. Matthew Marshall and Jim Zoellick from Redwood Coast Energy Authority and Schatz Energy Research Center present "RePowering Humboldt: A Strategic Plan to Scale Up Renewable Energy Use in Humboldt County." schatzlab.org. 826-4345. Redwood Region Audubon Society. Noon. Golden Harvest Cafe, 1062 G St., Arcata. Discuss local and bigger-picture conservation issues. 442-9353. Eureka Chamber Mixer. 5:30-7 p.m. Red Lion Hotel, 1929 Fourth St., Eureka. 442-3738. The Cut Throat Freak Show. 5 p.m. Old Growth Tattoo and Art Emporium, 1806 Fourth St., Eureka. continued on next page northcoastjournal.com � NORTH COAST JOURNAL � THURSDAY, SEPT. 20, 2012 39 continued from previous page THEATER Fox On The Fairway. 8 p.m. North Coast Repertory Theatre, 300 Fifth St., Eureka. Benefit for Eureka Humboldt Bay Kiwanis. $20. ncrt.net. 442-6278. Circle Mirror Transformation. 8 p.m. Redwood Curtain Theatre. See Sept. 20 listing. MUSIC The Avalon Allstars. 7 p.m. Van Duzen Grange, Carlotta. Celebrating the Autumnal Equinox with psychedelic jams. $27.25. 497-7394. Tomorrows Bad Seeds. 9 p.m. The Depot, HSU. Highenergy mix of rock, soul, pop, punk, reggae and hip hop. Through the Roots opens. $5. humboldt.edu/ centerarts. 826-3928. Darius Brotman. 7 p.m. Westhaven Center for the Arts, 501 S. Westhaven Drive. Local pianist discusses improvisation and performs some tunes. $5/$10 sliding scale. 826-1496. The Art Band. 7:30 p.m. Sewell Gallery, 423 F St., Eureka. Stock Schlueter, John King, Ken Beitleman, Jim McVicker and Charlie Eitle perform. Really. $6. 269-0617 games, bounce house, a 0-5 play area and barbecue. Democrat of the Year Dinner. 6 p.m. Adorni Recreation Center, 1011 Waterfront Drive, Eureka. Humboldt Democratic Central Committee hosts its 28th annual event honoring Congressman Mike Thompson and Democratic activist Bette Boyd. Arcata City Councilman Shane Brinton receives the first "Young Democrat of the Year" award. $25. humboldtdemocrats.org. 445-3366. THEATER Writing My Way Out of Adolescence. 7:30 p.m. Westhaven Center for the Arts, 501 S. Westhaven Drive. Local storyteller performs his once a year show about growing up, going crazy and living to tell about it. Benefit for Westhaven Center for the Arts. $10/$8. www.jeffdemark. com. 677-9493. Fox On The Fairway. 8 p.m. North Coast Rep. Benefit for Reading Service of the Redwoods. $20. ncrt.net. 442-6278. DANCE World Dance Lessons. 8-11 p.m. St. Alban's Episcopal Church, 1675 Chester Ave., Sunny Brae. Humboldt Folk Dancers event features teaching and request dancing. $3. www.humboldtfolkdancers.org. 822-8045. MOVIES ETC. The Goonies. 7 p.m. Perigot Park, Blue Lake. Free outdoor screening of the '80s classic film. Bring blankets and lawn chairs. Concessions for purchase. 668-5932. Eureka Sequoia Garden Club. 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. First Covenant Church Carriage House, 2526 J St., Eureka. Monthly meeting features Patty and Doug Rose on "Get Your Feet Wet with Water Gardening!" firstname.lastname@example.org. 442-1387. Powerdown Potluck. 5:30 p.m. Garden Bliss, 295 E St., Arcata. Humboldt Village candlelight dinner introducing community to the Transition Town movement. email@example.com. 845-7272. Best Modern Jazz Series in Humboldt The new Redwood Jazz Alliance season Humboldt's keepers of the modern jazz flame are a small circle of jazz aficionados who put together a nonprofit arts organization called the Redwood Jazz Alliance. The dedicated crew has been bringing some of the best young players and veteran jazzers to Humboldt since 2006. As the RJA explains in its mission statement, "We envision and work toward a future in which a visit to the Redwood Coast is an absolute must for top-flight jazz musicians eager to experience our unique blend of enthusiasm for the music and hospitality for those who play it." That future is now. The new RJA season starts Thursday, Sept. 20, with a concert featuring jazz guitar legend John Abercrombie fronting an organ trio with Gary Versace on organ and Adam Nussbaum on drums. A master of post bop jazz fusion, Abercrombie attended Berklee College of Music in the `60s and began to make his mark starting in the early `70s with a band called Dreams, then with Gateway, a trio with bassist Dave Holland and drummer Jack DeJohnette. A long series of recordings for the prestigious German label ECM cemented his reputation in modern jazz. The Abercrombie Trio stops in Humboldt for an 8 p.m. show in HSU's Kate Buchanan Room on the way to the Monterey Jazz Festival. As is traditional with RJA visits, Abercrombie will also present a free public workshop on the HSU campus, at 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21, in Music Room 131. Coming up as the RJA 2012-2013 season continues: Chris Lightcap's Bigmouth on Tuesday, Oct. 30, in HSU's Fulkerson Recital Hall, with Lightcap on bass, Andrew Bishop and Tony Malaby on saxophones, Matt Mitchell, keyboards and Ches Smith on drums. Sunday, Jan. 27, RJA joins forces with CenterArts to present the stellar quintet Joe Lovano Us Five in HSU's Van Duzer Theater. Saxophonist Lovano fronts a band with James Weidman on piano, dual drummers, Otis Brown III and Francisco Mela and none other than rising star Esperanza Spalding on bass. Friday, Feb. 22, again in Fulkerson Recital Hall, it's Matt Wilson's Arts & Crafts led by young drummer Wilson, who played previous RJA shows with Trio M and Be Bread. This time out he's leading a quartet with keyboardist Gary Versace (from Abercrombie's trio), Terell Stafford on trumpet and flugelhorn and Martin Wind on bass. Two shows scheduled for spring still have no set venue: guitarist Joel Harrison fronts a quintet called Spirit House on Thursday, April 4. Jazz vocalist Rene Marie`s brings a piano trio, Experiment in Truth, on Thursday, April 25. Watch for additions to the season. Advance tickets for all shows are $15, $10 for students and seniors. Membership is recommended and comes with perks. Go to www.redwoodjazzalliance.org for tickets and more details. -- Bob Doran 22 saturday EVENTS Exotic Expo. 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Blue Lake Casino. Exotic products, live entertainment, education programs, a private lounge area and vendor booths. bluelakecasino. com. 668-9770. Blocksburg Harvest Faire. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Blocksburg Town Hall, Church Street, Blocksburg, out Hwy 36. Food, arts, crafts, jewelry and kids area, music by Kenny Ray and the Mighty Rovers, Loose Gravel, Stoney Point, Maureen Catalina, Lumina, the Bridgeville Harp Ensemble. firstname.lastname@example.org. 223-1754. Henderson Center Street Fair and Craft Show. 9 a.m.3 p.m. Henderson Center, F St., Eureka. Humboldt-made arts and crafts, Zumba demonstrations and music by The Soulful Sidekicks. Sponsored by Henderson Center Merchants Association and Soroptimist International of Eureka. 443-4811. Pet Fair. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. The Farm Store, 3956 Jacobs Ave, Eureka. Animals for adoptions, raffles, demonstrations, animal microchipping booth, food and music. 443-7397. World Wide Day of Play. Noon-4 p.m. Hiller Park, 795 Hiller Road, McKinleyville. Field game competitions for parent/child teams, disc golf putting competition, Wiffle ball home run derby, dodge ball games, lawn 40 NORTH COAST JOURNAL � THURSDAY, SEPT. 20, 2012 � northcoastjournal.com Circle Mirror Transformation. 8 p.m. Redwood Curtain Theatre. See Sept. 20 listing. MUSIC -- you choose. Food and music at the brewery finish line. All proceeds benefit local nonprofits. $20/$15 students/youth. provokechange.org. Humboldt Hills Hoedown. Noon. Mateel Community Center, 59 Rusk Lane, Redway. Music on two stages featuring Hellbound Glory, The Pine Box Boys, Hillstomp, The Brothers Comatose, Polecat and Absynth Quintet, vendors, kid zone, petting zoo. $30/$27 adv. mateel.org. 923-3368. Orgone. 9 p.m. The Depot, HSU. Funk, soul, and Afrobeat band performs. Local DJ Knutz opens. $15/$10 HSU students. humboldt.edu/centerarts. 826-3928. Earl Thomas and Feast. 6 p.m. Ferndale Repertory Theater, 447 Main St. Soul food feast by Ferndale's master chef Steve Sterbeck, draft beverages and Thomas' fusion of traditional and contemporary blues. $20. 786-9634. Annual Fall Concert. 7 p.m. Calvary Lutheran Church, 716 South Ave., Eureka. Featuring artists Luther Cobb, Pat Person, Elisabeth Harrington, Greg Granoff, The Heartbeat Chorale, Cindy Moyer and Friends String Quintet. Proceeds benefit Humboldt County Breast Health Project. 825-8345. THEATER MUSIC Circle Mirror Transformation. 2 p.m. Redwood Curtain Theatre. See Sept. 20 listing. Tower of Power. 8 p.m. Van Duzer Theatre, HSU. Tenpiece outfit has been delivering its blend of soul, jazz, funk and rock for over 40 years. $45/$15 HSU students. humboldt.edu/centerarts. 826-3928. Stock Schlueter � John King Ken Beitleman � Jim McVicker Charlie Eitle e Art Band art & wine Saturday Sept. 29 th 11am - 4pm fieldbrook ART Senior Sunday. 2 p.m. Morris Graves Museum of Art, 636 F St., Eureka. Senior event includes docent-led museum tour on Graves' history, permanent collection and current exhibitions while sipping tea and meeting new friends. 442-0278. FOOD Willow Creek Farm Tours. 1 p.m. Neukom Family Farm, 235 Dogwood Lane. Tour three different farms -- Neukom Family Farm, Luna Farms and Willow Creek Farms. 496-0481. festival 7:30 pm � $6 at the door Tues - Sat 10-6pm � Sun 12-5pm ART ETC. Palettes and Paws Affair. 6-9 p.m. Morris Graves Museum of Art, 636 F St., Eureka. Exhibit and auction featuring art with animal themes honoring the relationship between humans and animals. Hors d'oeuvres paired with local wines. Benefit for Humboldt Arts Council and Sequoia Humane Society. $50. www. humboldtarts.org. 442-0278. OUTDOORS Audubon Society Marsh Field Trip. 8:30 a.m. Meet at parking lot at end of South I Street. Led by Jim Clark. Bring binoculars for birding. Trip held rain or shine. 442-9353. Annual Republican Picnic. 12:30 p.m.-4 p.m. Rohner Park, Fortuna. Features speakers Dan Roberts, Rex Bohn, Barbara Hecathorn and Joe Bonino. Hot dogs and hamburgers provided. Republicans whose names end in A-M are asked to bring a salad; N-Z, a dessert. email@example.com. 444-8559. Redwood Coast Scrabble Club. 1-5 p.m. Arcata Community Center, 321 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Parkway. Fun with words. 677-9242. Friday, Sept. 21st 423 F Street, Eureka 95501 sewellgallery.com Fine Arts & Crafts Raffles, Silent Auction, Music by Spindrifters (Bluegrass) Jon Lewis (Latin Jazz) (707) 269-0617 FOOD Humboldt Grange #501 Breakfast. 7:30-11 a.m. Humboldt Grange, 5845 Humboldt Hill Road, Eureka. Monthly breakfast of eggs, ham or sausage, pancakes or biscuits and gravy. $5/$3 kids. 268-3806. Arcata Farmer's Market. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Arcata Plaza, Ninth and G streets. Fresh vegetables, fruits, seedlings, plants and local food. Music by Cadillac Ranch. humfarm.org. 822-5951. 24 monday ELECTIONS DANCE Candidate Jill Stein. 8-9:30 p.m. Kate Buchanan Room, HSU. Green Party candidate for president speaks. www. HumboldtGreens.org. 530-400-3771. Friendship Circle Dance. 7-10 p.m. Moose Lodge, 4328 Campton Road, Eureka. Dancers 50 and older enjoy dancing with live music from the 1930s-50s. $4. 725-5323. Music & Fun ETC. Mensa Forum. Noon-1:30 p.m. Samoa Cookhouse, Samoa Road, Arcata. No-host luncheon. "Science Writing in a Complex World." Local author Barry Evans talks about the flourishing but complex niche of science writing in journalism. 768-9701. Bake Sale. 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Arcata Co-op, Eighth and I streets. Proceeds benefit Northcoast Preparatory and Performing Arts Academy and women and children's projects in rural Pakistan. roshnicentre.org. 826-7123. 2012 Scout-O-Rama. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Woodley Island Marina, 601 Startare Drive, Eureka. Day of fun for Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Girls Scouts, Venture Crews and Explorers. Free. craterlakecouncil.org. 443-8345. Hummel Figuerine Swap and Sell. 2:30-5:30 p.m. Red Lion Hotel, 1929 Fourth St., Eureka. Public portion of the Northwest Inter-Chapter Hummel Club Conference. ETC. Office Specialist Training. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. College of the Redwoods Downtown Site, Sixth and K streets, Eureka. Learn entry-level skills used in an office setting. thejobmarket.org. 441-5627. Low Vision Support Group. 10-11 a.m. Azalea Hall, 1620 Pickett Road, McKinleyville. Meet others who are also having vision loss challenges. dougdrose@suddenlink. net. 839-0588. Redwood Coast Montessori, a K-6 public charter school has a limited number of openings for the 2012-2013 school year. Newly relocated to a beautiful school site in Manila, Redwood Coast Montessori provides instruction for elementaryage children using the Montessori method. RCM instructors are trained Montessori teachers who provide rich and enticing curriculum that is truly child-centered in multi-age, peaceful classrooms where students take an active role in the direction of their own learning. If you are interested in learning more about Redwood Coast Montessori and the wonderful opportunities of a Montessori education, please call 707-832-4194, email: firstname.lastname@example.org or Like us at our Facebook page: Redwood Coast Montessori. 25 tuesday MUSIC John Craigie. 7 p.m. Robert Goodman's Wine Tasting Room, 937 10th St., Arcata. Folk music artist performs. The Lonesome Roses open. $10/$8 adv. robertgoodmanwines.com. 826-9463. BBQ Oysters, Chicken, Albacore, Greek Salad, Homemade desserts. Fieldbrook Wine, Mad River Steelhead & Coffee Food proceeds benefit children's educational needs Presented by the Fieldbrook Educational Foundation and the Fieldbrook Winery Food & Drink 23 EVENTS sunday Bike For Your Cause. 10 a.m. Bike ride from the Arcata Community Center to Mad River Brewery in Blue Lake. Riders raise money and awareness for local nonprofits continued on next page At FIELDBROOK WINERY 4241 Fieldbrook Road 6 miles east on Murray Road off HWY 101 northcoastjournal.com � NORTH COAST JOURNAL � THURSDAY, SEPT. 20, 2012 41 continued from previous page Coyote Grace. 8 p.m. Arcata Playhouse, 1251 Ninth St. Sultry, rootsy threesome perform. Fast Rattler opens. $12/$10 adv. arcataplayhouse.org. FOOD Old Town Farmers' Market. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Old Town, Eureka, F Street between First and Third streets. Fresh farm-grown produce. humfarm.org. 441-9999. Fortuna Farmers' Market. 3-6 p.m. 10th and Main streets. Fresh and tasty local produce, plants, breads and jams. 726-9371. Wildberries Farmers' Market. 3:30-6:30 p.m. Wildberries Marketplace, 747 13th St., Arcata. Fresh fruit, vegetables and plants from local growers. 441-9999. ETC. The Best Stuff Our turn! All year long the Journal gives you the where, when, what scoop on the awesome soirees other folks are trying to seduce you to and, well, we've decided we wanna feel pretty too! And thus, in conjunction with our super scientific Best Of Humboldt Issue, the NCJ cordially invites you to our first ever Best of Humboldt Party (we named it after the issue). It's goin' down Friday, Sept. 21. at the historic Eureka Theater at 8 p.m. and, keeping in line with the theme, we're doing our damnedest to bring you our region's top shelf stuff: the best home grown music, the best local food and the best little alt weekly newspaper readers' poll. Who we got at this thing? Ah, yes. If you haven't seen Huckleberry Flint in a couple years, expect a sonically different band than you previously soaked in. The former bluegrass guaranteed good time merchants have gone Newport Folk Festival on us and are focusing a little less on making your foot tap and a little more on making your spirit soar. Has your spirit soared lately? Who else? ... Right. At this point in Humboldt history, pure American rockers The Trouble find themselves the local band of the moment. Gigging relentlessly over the past year, the boys have earned coveted stage time at the OysterFest and closed out this year's Folklife Festival. How do they top that? Rumor has it they've recruited a horn section for our little party. Tasty. Finally, is there a hotter ticket in town than Missing Link Record's monthly vinyl Soul Night dance parties? That was rhetorical; there is not. DJs Matt n' Adam, the bootymotivating masterminds behind Humboldt's best reason to sweat, will be on hand as well. So wear logical shoes. Also, we'll be handing out awards to the winners of this year's poll, the folks who make HumCo hum, yo. Sound like correct use of a Friday? Tickets for our Best Of Humboldt Party are $15 at the door, but if you hurry your keisters on over to Missing Link Records in Arcata or The Works in Eureka you can secure some budget $10 advanced passes (while supplies are in supply). We good? K, see you there. !!! -- Andrew Goff Shining a Light Lecture Series. 3:30-5:30 p.m. Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, 921 Waterfront Drive, Eureka. Series of lectures on the effects of addiction on families, individuals and communities. $50. www. humboldt.edu/olli. 826-3731. Imagine Humboldt 2050. 5:30 p.m. Willow Creek Community Services District, 135 Willow Road. What will Humboldt look like in 40 years? How will we handle growth? Share your vision for the future. Led by the Humboldt County Association of Governments. imaginehumboldt.com. 444-8208. North Coast Networkers. Noon-1:30 p.m. Rita's Mexican Grill, 1111 Fifth St., Eureka. Local business people gather once a week to network. www.bnicalneva. com. 825-4709. Humboldt Cribbage Club. 6:15-9:30 p.m. Moose Lodge, 4328 Campton Road, Eureka. Weekly cribbage tournament. $7. cribbage.org. 444-3161. Eureka Fair Wage Act Meeting. 6:15 p.m. Eureka Labor Temple, 840 E St. Gather signatures for a proposed ordinance that would require employers with 25 or more workers in Eureka to pay a $12 minimum wage. fairwages.org. McKinleyville Community Choir Recruiting. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Good Grace Shepard Church, 1450 Hiller Road, McKinleyville. Singers encouraged to check out the choir rehearsal. Small tuition. No auditions. naofau@ yahoo.com. 839-2276. Healing Rooms of Redwood Coast. 6:30-9 p.m. Wood Street Chapel, 1649 Wood St., Fortuna. Non-denominational prayer group. email@example.com. 834-5800. Meet the Midwives. 7-8:30 p.m. Moonrise Herbs, 826 G St., Arcata. Pregnancy information night with Humboldt Homebirth Alliance. www.humboldthomebirth. squarespace.com. 822-5296. 26 wednesday MUSIC Elvis Costello. 8 p.m. Van Duzer Theatre, HSU. Rock and Roll Hall of Famer gives an intimate solo performance. $75/$65 HSU students. humboldt.edu/ centerarts. 826-3928. Shook Twins. 8 p.m. Arcata Playhouse, 1251 Ninth St. Eclectic acoustic twin sister duo from Portland. Cyber Camel and Caitlin Jemma open. $12/$10 adv. arcataplayhouse.org. 822-1575. Buffalo Field Campaign 2012 Road Show. 6-9 p.m. Kate Buchanan Room, HSU. Mike Mease shares stories, 42 NORTH COAST JOURNAL � THURSDAY, SEPT. 20, 2012 � northcoastjournal.com videos, and activism inspired by the Yellowstone bison. Joined by musicians GoodShield and Phoenix. www. buffalofieldcampaign.org/aboutus/roadshow2012. html. 826-3142. Fraud and Robot to the Rescue By Ken Norman and Chad Dull firstname.lastname@example.org Sept. 21 Sept. 26 Fri Sept 21 - Shaun of the Dead (2004) Doors at 8:30 p.m. $5 Rated R Sat Sept 22 - Random Acts of Comedy Doors at 7:30 p.m. $6 All Ages Sun Sept 23 - Giant NFL Football Doors at 1:15 p.m. Free All ages Mon Sept 24 - Giant Monday Night Football Doors at 5:15 p.m. Free All ages Wed Sept 26 -Sci Fi Night ft. Giant Monster Gamera 6 p.m. - 10 p.m. All ages Free MOVIES Sci-Fi Pint & Pizza Night. 6 p.m. Arcata Theatre Lounge, 1036 G St. The best in B science fictions movies, drivein classics, psychotronic weirdness and more. Beer and pizza specials all night long. $5. arcatatheater. com. 822-1220. A pair of indie films bust through the clouds of late-summer crud the meaning of what came before and fairly justifies the seemingly inappropriate style in which the film tells its sordid tale. That style is a descendant of the early films of Errol Morris, who first blurred boundaries between narrative and documentary techniques in award-winning films like The Thin Blue Line. There are no shaky handheld shots in The Imposter. Instead, we find slick widescreen photography, re-enactments by seasoned actors and an expensive soundtrack with familiar songs by David Bowie and Cat Stevens to accentuate the film's emotional peaks. In the end, all that gloss makes the audience feel like fellow victims of a grand deception. The Imposter demonstrates that anyone can be taken in by a skilled con artist, even one who's only wielding a movie camera. R. 95m. -- Courtesy Ken Norman, Gambit Weekly, New Orleans ROBOT & FRANK. Science fiction works best when it's deeply rooted in character -- when technology just sets the scene to emphasize the humanity in all of us. Making their feature film debuts, director Jake Schreir and writer Christopher D. Ford have nailed it with Robot & Frank, a wry, melancholy, sardonic gem of a film that steadfastly holds humanity's ground in the face of ever-evolving gadgetry. Set sometime in the near future, Frank (the terrific Frank Langella) is a retired jewel thief suffering the onset of Alzheimer's. When his son, who is too busy to take care of him, drops off a robot butler, Frank initially is leery of his new companion. But he warms up to the robot when it cleans his house, cooks his meals and takes him on walks. He downright loves it when he discovers that it can help him pull heists. The old man has his eye on the local sexy librarian (Susan Sarandon), so the first job he plans is breaking into the local library, which is going completely digital, to steal a valuable antique book in order to impress her. But the thrill of the heist is so great that he forgets about courting her and focuses on more burglaries. continued on next page arcatatheatre.com � 822-1220 � 1036 G St. ETC. Eel River Valley Founders BNI. 7:30-9 a.m. Victorian Inn, 400 Ocean Ave, Ferndale. Meeting of local business owners. 407-6827. Office Specialist Training. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. College of the Redwoods Downtown Site. See Sept. 24 listing. Meditation. 5:55-7 p.m. First Christian Church Eureka, 730 K St. "Just sitting" meditation for all, in soto zen tradition. email@example.com. 476-8317. Eureka Mindfulness Group. 7:15 p.m. First Christian Church Eureka, 730 K St. Led by Cindee Grace. Topic: "Finding Happiness In Unlikely Places." Fragrance free, please. $3/$6 free will donation. 269-7044. Reviews 27 thursday THEATER Circle Mirror Transformation. 8 p.m. Redwood Curtain Theatre. See Sept. 20 listing. ART Figure Drawing Group. 7-9 p.m. Cheri Blackerby Gallery. See Sept. 20 listing. FOOD Henderson Center Farmers' Market. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. See Sept. 20 listing. McKinleyville Farmers' Market. 3:30-6:30 p.m. McKinleyville Safeway Shopping Plaza. See Sept. 20 listing. MEETINGS Imagine Humboldt 2050. 5:30 p.m. Fortuna Monday Club, 610 Main St. See Sept. 25 listing. imaginehumboldt.com. ETC. Maintenance Technician Training. 9 a.m. College of the Redwoods Downtown Site, Sixth and K streets, Eureka. Learn entry-level skills for a career in maintenance. Get your OSHA certification and learn basic electrical and plumbing skills. thejobmarket. org. 441-5627. Application Deadline. Humboldt County has been awarded federal funds through the Emergency Food and Shelter Program. Public/private voluntary agencies interested in applying can contact United Way, 443-8637 or 441-1001. Application deadline is noon on Friday, Sept. 21. HUMBOLDT PARTY! en AB the Eureka Th efit for eate 2012 Heads Up... THE IMPOSTER. It only takes a couple of minutes for British documentarian Bart Layton's The Imposter to make viewers feel uneasy. As the film begins, home movies and photos of a 13-year-old San Antonio, Texas, boy named Nicholas Barclay -- who disappeared without a trace in 1994 -- are intercut with painful snippets of conversation with his still-distraught family. Soon it all gives way to staged scenes of a runaway teen found three years after Barclay's disappearance halfway across the globe in Linares, Spain, followed by footage of a full-grown man with a heavy accent casually describing how he perpetrated an epic theft of the boy's identity. How could a con man succeed at such a bizarre and horrible crime? And why is he allowed to sit calmly in front of a movie camera and explain his craft while exuding an obvious sense of pride in his accomplishment? That uneasy feeling grows into fullblown dread by the time this entrancing but troubling film draws to a close. The star of the show is real-life serial imposter Frederick Bourdin, a Frenchman who reportedly assumed as many as 500 false identities since launching his unusual career while still a child. Bourdin's life was fictionalized in a 2010 French movie called The Chameleon, which employed Bourdin as a consultant and set his story in Baton Rouge. The Imposter is another kind of film altogether. It's less interested in identity theft than in the self-deception and complicity required of Bourdin's victims -- in this case, the Barclay family -- and how people can force themselves to believe almost anything given the right set of desperate circumstances. Bourdin's brown eyes, dyed hair, thick accent, obviously advanced age and penchant for odd clothing that hid his facial features didn't stop the Barclays from accepting him as their blonde-haired, blue-eyed Nicholas. Bourdin also fooled Spanish police and social workers, an entire Texas community and the FBI. But there's more to The Imposter`s layered deceptions. In the film's final act, events take a sharp turn that alters "SO GOOD." North Coast Journal 835 J Street, Arcata � 822-WISH Open For Dinner @ 5:30 pm T ues-Sun north coast presents r T Tr oh e uble Hu c kleberry Fli n t 's Missing Lin k m M a tt n' Ada FRI. SEPT. 21, 8PM EUREKA THEATER 18+ � DOORS @ 7:30 TICKETS $10 [$15 door] at Missing Link Records, Arcata & The Works, Eureka northcoastjournal.com� � NORTH Thursday, SEPT. Sept. 20, North COAST Coast JOURNAL Journal �� THURSDAY, 20, 2012 2012 northcoastjournal.com 43 43 MovieTimes continued from previous page Schreier and Ford use Frank, the library and, ironically, the robot to both embrace the future and celebrate the past. The film warns that what defines us as human beings -- philosophy, romance, chivalry, spontaneity, adventure -- can never be replaced by technology, no matter how well it cooks, cleans or helps you plan a robbery. In the late summer onslaught of event movie cast-offs like Premium Rush and The Expendables 2, Robot & Frank is a truly original, worthwhile, intelligent flick that is fun and thoughtful. It'll tide you over for the next couple of months until the start of the awards season, when Hollywood starts trying again. PG13. 90m. -- Courtesy Chad Dull, The Other Paper, Columbus, Ohio "bloody brilliant." It's rated R and plays at 9 p.m. Next Wednesday, Sci-Fi Pint and Pizza Night will feature a pair of Godzilla spin-offs: War of the Monsters (1966) pits a giant, fire-breathing flying turtle (Gamera) against a giant, ice-breathing reptile (Barugon). Gamera (1965) tells the big turtle's origin story (think American atomic bomb). Buildings will be smashed and citizens will scream in terror from 6-10 p.m. * = SAT./SUN. EARLY SHOWS Film times reflect the most current listings as of Tuesday afternoon. As schedules at individual theaters sometimes change, we recommend calling ahead to avoid any inconvenience. 707-443-3456 1223 Broadway Street, Eureka Times are for 9/21- 9/27 unless otherwise noted. TROUBLE WITH THE CURVE 12:40, 3:25, 6:10, 8:55 DREDD 3D 2:00, 7:00, 9:30 DREDD 2D 4:30 HOUSE AT THE END Of THE STREET 2:05, 4:35, 7:05, 9:35 END Of WATCH 12:50, 3:35, 6:20, 9:05 LAST OUNCE Of COURAGE 5:30, 8:10 RESIDENT EVIL: RETRIBUTION 3D 1:50, 6:50, 9:20 RESIDENT EVIL: RETRIBUTION 2D 4:20 fINDING NEMO 3D 12:00, 5:20, 8:00 fINDING NEMO 2D 2:40 THE WORDS 1:45, 4:10, 6:40, 9:10 THE POSSESSION 12:10, 2:30, 4:50, 7:15, 9:40 LAWLESS 12:25, 3:15, 6:00, 8:45 THE EXPENDABLES 2 3:20, 8:25 PARANORMAN 2D 12:35, 3:05 THE BOURNE LEGACY 3:00, 8:35 THE CAMPAIGN 12:55, 5:55 HOPE SPRINGS 12:30, 6:05 List your class � just 50 cents/word per issue! Deadline: Monday, noon. Place online at www.northcoastjournal.com or e-mail: classified@ northcoastjournal.com. Listings must be paid in advance by check, cash or Visa/MasterCard. Many classes require pre-registration. Broadway Cinema Arts & Crafts Continuing Previews THE MASTER. Cinema purists are saying that director Paul Thomas Anderson's latest masterpiece, a sprawling drama inspired by Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard and starring Philip Seymour Hoffman and Joaquin Phoenix, should be seen in the expansive 70mm format in which it was filmed. Sadly, it comes to Humboldt County only at the rattletrap Minor Theatre. Sigh. R. 137m. DREDD 3D. Remake of Judge Dredd, a 1995 Sly Stallone movie based on a comic book cop who acts as judge, jury and executioner in a dystopian future. R. 95m. HOUSE AT THE END OF THE STREET. A divorced mom (Elizabeth Shue) and her teenage daughter (Jennifer Lawrence) find a great new house to live in. Too bad the one next door has a violent history ... and future? PG13. 101m. TROUBLE WITH THE CURVE. How does Clint Eastwood follow up his rambling indictment of a ghost-Obama at the Republican National Convention? With this drama about an elderly baseball scout bonding with his adult daughter (Amy Adams). PG13. 111m. END OF WATCH. From the writer of Training Day comes another gritty, violent cop thriller set in LA. This one stars Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Pena as young officers who tangle with a drug cartel. R. 109m. WALK-IN. As best I can tell, this is a New Agey, spiritual-healing film based on a free e-book about a guy who sidesteps cancer thanks to an angel who escorts his spirit into the body of a Labrador retriever. 81m. On Friday, Simon Pegg's droll, comedic bloodbath Shaun of the Dead (2004) will skewer British culture (figuratively) and zombies (literally) at the Arcata Theatre Lounge. This hilarious and gory genre mashup brings new meaning to the Briticism THE BOURNE LEGACY. Jeremy Renner replaces Matt Damon in the action franchise based on Robert Ludlum's international thriller novels. PG13. 125m. THE CAMPAIGN. Doofus duo Will Ferrell and Zach Galafianakis star in this broad, lazy skewering of American politics. R. 85m. THE EXPENDABLES 2. Stallone, Schwarzenegger, Norris et alii employ steroids and explosives as they rage against the dying of the light. R. 102m. FINDING NEMO 3D. Nine years after its release, the beloved Pixar movie returns to theaters with an extra dimension, hoping to lure a new generation of fans. Get it? Fish. Lure. Groan. G. 100m. HIT AND RUN. A young couple on the lam tries to outrun a federal marshal and a band of misfits in this labor of love from Dax Shepard. R. 100m. HOPE SPRINGS. Meryl Streep and Tommy Lee Jones play an aging couple trying to rekindle the fire in their 30-year-old marriage. PG13. 100m. LAST OUNCE OF COURAGE. Propaganda from evangelical Tea Party types, this film purports to "take a stand for faith, family and freedom." Add the word "Christian" to those things. PG. 101m. LAWLESS. Prohibition-era tale about the moonshining Bondurant brothers features a great cast (Tom Hardy, Gary Oldman, Guy Pearce) but doesn't hold together. R. 115m. PARANORMAN. A misunderstood boy tries to save his town from zombies in this pretty if bland stop-motion film from the makers of Coraline. PG. 93m. THE POSSESSION. Available for rent: body of young girl. Tenant must be malevolent spirit who can freak parents out by making girl convulse and puke locusts. PG13. 91m. RESIDENT EVIL: RETRIBUTION. Milla Jovovich's fifth turn in the critically reviled, commercially boffo zombie-slaughter franchise. Mmm, brains! R. 95m. THE WORDS. A young writer (Bradley Cooper) achieves literary success by stealing the work of an old man (Jeremy Irons). PG13. 96m. --Ryan Burns l CERAMIC GLAZE DESIGN & APPLICATION TECHNIQUES. With Otamay Hushing. Tues., 10 a.m.-Noon, Nov. 6-20. Explore a variety of decoration and design techniques using the Fire Arts glaze palette. Students must have bisque ware ready, including horizontal and vertical surfaces, an incised piece, and shallow bowls. $55. Fire Arts Center, 520 South G St., Arcata. (707) 826-1445. More info at www. fireartsarcata.com (AC-0920) CREATING TUMBLERS & MUGS. Ongoing, weekly the first and third Mon., 6:30-9 p.m. Free. Create whimsical ceramic mugs for our fundraising events. All ages welcome. Attend 3 workshops and receive a final product free. Fire Arts Center, 520 South G St., Arcata. 707-826-1445, www.fireartsarcata. com (AC-0920) GLASS FUSING WITH TRACE GALBRAITH.. $120 + $60 materials fee. Mon. & Wed., 10:30 a.m.�1:30 p.m. Class #2, Oct. 15, 17, 22, 24. Tues. & Thurs., 5-8 p.m. Class #4, Oct. 16, 18, 23, 25. Explore elements of design and principles of composition as you create exciting works of art with glass. Fire Arts Center, 520 South G St., Arcata. (707) 826-1445. More info at www.fireartsarcata.com (AC-0920) SATURDAY WITH KATHY LEE. Keeping the art of hand needle work alive. Presenting a variety of 3 hour classes. 1-4 p.m. $40 plus $8 supply fee. Classes include: Intro to English Smocking, Intro Ribbon Embroidery and Intro to Doll Making. Origin Design Lab, 621 3rd St., Old Town Eureka, (707) 497-6237, www.origindesignlab.com. (AC-0927) THURSDAY EVENING WITH KATHY LEE. Keeping the art of hand needle work alive. Presenting a variety of 2 hour classes.6-8 p.m. $30. Min. 2/Max. 6 students. Projects include: Wonderful world of fabric yo yo's and intro to shadow quilting. Origin Design Lab, 621 3rd St., Old Town Eureka, (707) 497-6237, www.origindesignlab.com. (AC-0927) ALTERING PATTERNS FOR SIZE/GAUGE/STYLE AT YARN. Sat., Sept. 21, 2-5 p.m., Cost $45. Learn to adjust a pattern you'd like to make for a different size, gauge, or style. Open to both knitters and crocheters. Call 443-YARN to register and for class info. (AC-0920) TUESDAY SEWING WITH TINA. OFFERING A VARIETY OF BEGINNING SEWING PROJECTS. Every Tues., 6-8 p.m. $35. Projects include: Lined tote bag, Custom chef apron, Pillow cases and For baby. Origin Design Lab, 621 3rd St., Old Town Eureka, (707) 497-6237, www.origindesignlab.com. (AC-0927) EUROPEAN BASKETWEAVING IN ARCHAEOLOGY. An introduction to the historical, archaeological and cultural significance of of basketweaving, with focus on European and Mid-East basketweaving technologies. Students will also create two baskets using continuous weave techniques. Mon./Wed., Oct. 1-24, 6-8 p.m. $75 ($50 additional for optional 1 unit of credit in ANTH 328). With Barbara Klessig. Pre-registration required. Call HSU Distance & Extended Education at 826-3731 to register, or visit www. humboldt.edu/extended (AC-0920) LEARN TO KNIT SOCKS CLASS AT YARN. Thurs. Oct. 4 - 25, 5:30-7 p.m., Cost $60 Knit socks are fun to knit and a joy to wear. Learn how to knit socks using a short-row method to turn the heel. Call 443-YARN to register and for info. (AC-0927) SUCCESSFUL YARN SUBSTITUTION AT YARN Sat. Sept. 21, 11 a.m -1 p.m., Cost $35 Learn how to substitute yarn for a pattern you want to make. Open to both knitters and crocheters. Call 443-YARN to register and for class info. (AC-0920) 1575 Betty Court, McKinleyville Times are for 9/21 - 9/27 unless otherwise noted. END Of WATCH *12:40, 3:20, 6:00, 8:40 RESIDENT EVIL: RETRIBUTION 3D *2:00, 6:55, 9:20 RESIDENT EVIL: RETRIBUTION 2D 4:30 fINDING NEMO 3D *12:20, 5:40, 8:15 fINDING NEMO 2D 3:00 DREDD 3D *2:10, 7:05, 9:30 DREDD 2D 4:40 THE POSSESSION *2:30, 4:55, 7:15, 9:40 TROUBLE WITH THE CURVE *12:50, 3:40, 6:25, 9:10 LAWLESS *12:25, 3:10, 5:50, 8:35 HOUSE AT THE END Of THE STREET *1:00, 3:30, 6:15, 8:50 Mill Creek Cinema 707-839-3456 Minor Theatre 707-822-3456 THE MASTER WALK-IN TROUBLE WITH THE CURVE 1001 H Street, Arcata Times are for 9/21 - 9/27 unless otherwise noted. *2:10, 5:20, 8:30 *2:45, 4:55, 7:05, 9:15 *1:10, 3:45, 6:20, 9:00 707-725-2121 1241 Main Street, Fortuna Times are for 9/21 - 9/27 unless otherwise noted. HOUSE AT THE END Of THE STREET *1:30, 4:25, 7:00, 9:35 END Of WATCH *1:40, 4:15, 7:05, 9:40 TROUBLE WITH THE CURVE *1:20, 4:00, 6:40, 9:20 fINDING NEMO 3D *1:10, 3:50, 6:10, 8:30 LAWLESS *1:00, 4:10, 7:05, 9:45 HIT & RUN 7:10, 9:30 PARANORMAN *12:45, *2:55, 5:00 fortuna Theater 766 Redwood Drive, Garberville THE BOURNE LEGACY Garberville Theater 707-923-3580 9/21- 9/27: 7:30 EXCEPT 9/26: 6:30 NorthCOAST CoastJOURNAL Journal��THURSDAY, Thursday,SEPT. Sept.20, 20,2012 2012 �� northcoastjournal.com northcoastjournal.com 44 NORTH 44 northcoastjournal.com � North Coast JourNal � thursday, JaN. 12, 2012 31 Communication CONCIOUS PARENTING. Learn the four step system to create a happier healthier home life now. Uncover the hidden treasure of negative emotions; your own and your child's. Create and maintain age appropriate clear boundaries delivered with kindness. And so much more! Parents of all age children are welcome. Parents only please. Four classes: Mon.s Oct. 8-29, 6-7:45 p.m., in Eureka. Cost is $80 payment options available. Call or text 775-313-7332 to register. (CMM-1004) EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION & INTERACTION. A management workshop. Gain insight into your own and others' orientations, priorities and motives in carrying out work and relating to others. Learn how to adapt your approach to communicate and influence more effectively. With Janet Ruprecht. Fri., Oct. 5, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. $100 (includes materials). Pre-registration required. Call HSU Distance & Extended Education to register, 826-3731 or visit www.humboldt.edu/extended (CMM-0927) LIVING AFTER A SUICIDE. Explore the difficult aftermath that friends and family experience after a suicide. Discuss it at LifetreeCafe this week, Sun. Sept. 23, 7 p.m. 76 13th St., Arcata. 672-2919, www.campbellcreek.org for more info. (CMM-0920) COMMUNITY MEDIATOR TRAINING. Annual course at Humboldt Mediation Services. Two-week, 34-hours, weekdays, Oct. 1, 2, 4, 9 and 11, 5:15- 9 p.m., and Sat., Oct. 6 and 13, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Facilitate meaningful discussion, deal with strong emotion, validate and reframe concerns, and reconcile differences to reach and draft workable agreements. Certifies participants to mediate disputes in Community Boards style of mediation. Discounts available for volunteers, students, seniors, and those who sign up with a friend (or foe). Contact HMS office, (707) 4452505, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.humboldtmediationservices.org (CMM-0927) GUITAR/PIANO/VOICE LESSONS. All ages, beginning and intermediate. Seabury Gould 444-8507. (DMT-1227) SONGWRITING WORKSHOP WITH LYNDSEY BATTLE. Sat., Oct. 6, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., $10. Westhaven Center for the Arts, 501 South Westhaven Dr., Call 677-0459 for more info. (DMT-0927) REDWOOD RAKS WORLD DANCE STUDIO, ARCATA. West African, Belly Dance, Tango, Salsa, Swing, Breakdance, Jazz, Tap, Modern, Zumba, Hula, Congolese, more! Kids and Adults, 616-6876. (DMT1227) PIANO LESSONS BEGINNING TO ADVANCED ALL AGES. 30 years joyful experience teaching all piano styles. Juilliard trained, remote lessons available. Nationally Certified Piano Teacher. Humboldtpianostudio.com. (707) 502-9469 (DMT-1115) DANCE WITH DEBBIE. Ballroom, Latin and Swing for adults & teens. Group and private lessons at North Coast Dance Annex in Eureka. Contact (707) 464-3638 or email@example.com. (DMT-1108) PIANO LESSONS. Beginners, all ages. Experienced. Judith Louise 476-8919. (DMT-1227) LEARN 2 HOOP DANCE. Foundational Hoop Dance series starts every few weeks in Arcata. Ongoing int/ adv. workshops. Private lessons. Hoops/collapsible hoops for sale. www.chakranation.com (DMT-1227) WEST AFRICAN DANCE. Tues.s, Thurs.s, 5:30-7 p.m., at Redwood Raks, Arcata. All levels welcome. Live drumming. Dulce, 832-9547, Christina, 498-0146. (DMT-1227) SAXOPHONE/FLUTE LESSONS. All ages, beginneradvanced, jazz improvisation, technique. Susie Laraine: 441-1343. (DMT-1227) HUMBOLDT CAPOEIRA ACADEMY. Fall Session Aug. 1-Dec. 15. Classes for Kids, Adults and Beginners. Martial Arts, Music and Acrobatics. Helps to improve strength, flexibility, coordination and self-control. Rental Space Available. For full class schedule visit www.humboldtcapoeira.com. (707) 498-6155, 865 8th St., Arcata. (F-1129) AIKIBOJITSU. Get your black belt in stick! New beginning classes in Aikibojitsu, The Art of the Staff, taught by Tom Read Sensei, Chief Instructor of Northcoast Aikido, with over 40 years of experience in martial arts. Classes meet Sat.s 9 a.m- 10 a.m., at Northcoast Aikido, 890 G Street, Arcata (entrance in back, by fire station). $20 per class, Visit www.aikibojitsu.com (F-1206) KUNG FU & TAI CHI. Taught by Sifu Joshua Cuppett. Adult Kungfu: Tues./Wed./Thurs., 5-6 p.m., Sat., 1-2:30 p.m., Sun., 2-3 p.m. Kids Kungfu: Tues./Wed./Thurs., 4-5 p.m. (uniform included), Adult Tai Chi, Wed.s, 6-7 p.m., Sun. 1-2 p.m. Kungfu Movie night is first Fri. of every month, 4-8 p.m. Lau Kune Do: Temple of Martial Arts, 445 I St., Arcata. arcatakungfu.com (F-0927) PANATUKAN, FILIPINO MARIAL ARTS. Taught by Hal Faulkner. Mon., 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Wed., 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Learn Filipino boxing. Lau Kune Do: Temple of Martial Arts, 445 I St., Arcata. arcatakungfu. com (F-0927) NORTH COAST FENCING ACADEMY. Fencing (with swords!). Improve your mind and body in a fun, intense workout, and a very chill environment. Ages 8 and up. 1459 M St., Arcata, contact Justin (707) 601-1657 text or phone, or email northcoastfencingacademy@gmail. com (F-0927) AIKIDO. Is an incredibly fascinating and enriching non-violent martial art with its roots in traditional Japanese budo. Focus is on personal growth and pursuit of deeper truth instead of competition and fighting. Yet the physical power you can develop is very real. Come observe any time and give it a try! The dojo is on Arcata Plaza above the mattress store, entrance is around back. Class every weeknight starting at 6 p.m., beginning enrollment is ongoing. www.northcoastaikido.org, firstname.lastname@example.org, 826-9395. (F-1227) ZUMBA WITH MIMI. Put the FUN back into your workout! Latin & Pop music, sure to leave you sweaty and smiling! Wed. & Fri. 9:30 a.m. at Redwood Raks in the Old Creamery Building, Arcata. Tues. & Thurs. 9:30 a.m., Fri. 5:30 p.m., Humboldt Capoeira Academy, Arcata. (F-1227) ZUMBA WITH MARLA JOY. Elevate, Motivate, Celebrate another day of living. Exercise in Disguise. Now is the time to start, don't wait. All ability levels are welcome. Every Mon. and Thurs. at the Bayside Grange 6-7 p.m., 2297 Jacoby Creek Rd. $6/$4 Grange members. Every Wed. 6-7 p.m. in Fortuna at the Monday Club, 610 Main St. Every Tues. at the Trinidad Town Hall, Noon and every Thurs. at the Eureka Vets Hall, Noon. Marla Joy (707) 845-4307, marlajoy.zumba.com (F-1227) SUN YI'S ACADEMY OF TAE KWON DO. Classes for kids and adults, child care, fitness gym, and more. Tae Kwon Do Mon-Fri 5-6 p.m., 6-7 p.m., Sat 10-11 a.m. Come watch or join a class, 1215 Giuntoli Lane, or visit www. sunyisarcata.com, 825-0182. (F-1227) DANCE-FIT. Dance, aerobics & strength training all in one class ! Mon., Wed. & Fri. 9-10 a.m First class is free. Drop in for $5 per class or 14 classes for $55. No Limits tap & jazz studio, corner of 10th & K st. Arcata. 825-0922 (F-1227) Home & Garden GARDENING SCHOOL. First of a series of 4. Course 1 offered by the Humboldt District of California Garden Clubs, Inc. Oct. 12 -13, 9 a.m.- 4 p.m, Eureka. Speakers Deborah Giarud on Basic botany for gardeners and the parts of a plant. Sam Polly on Improving your Soil. Also Dr. Colette Beaupre and Donna Brink on House Plant Care and Plant propagation with hands on project. Maria Krenek with plants for sale and explain how to care for them. Those completing the series will be entitled to be Gardening Consultants. Fee $40 for one day or $75.00 for two days. Lunch is included each day. Study guide provided with course. Call 442-1387 or email email@example.com for more information and a registration form. (G-0927) Fitness Computers INTRO TO ADOBE DREAMWEAVER. Learn essentials of website design in a step-by-step exploration of this dynamic web design application. With Annie Reid. Tues./Thurs., Oct. 9-23, 6:30-9 p.m. $135. Pre-registration required. Call HSU Distance & Extended Education to register, 826-3731 or visit www.humboldt.edu/extended (C-0927) YOGA FOR BICYCLISTS WITH DANIELLE DONALDSON. 2-4 p.m. moderate bike ride starting & returning to Om Shala Yoga & 4-6 p.m. yoga class geared for bike enthusiasts. $20 if paid by 9/24, $25.00 after. 858 10th St., Arcata. 825-YOGA (9642), www.omshalayoga. com (F-0920) NORTH COAST SELF DEFENSE ACADEMY. Come learn your choice of Gracie Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Muay Thai Techniques, Filipino Kali, Jun Fan Stand Up Kickboxing, & Muay Thai/MMA Sparring. Group and private sessions available 7 days a week for men, women and children; all experience and fitness levels welcome. Call or visit (707) 822-6278 or 820 N St., Building #1 Suite C, Arcata www.northcoastselfdefense.com (F-1227) Kids & Teens CRAFTY KIDS AFTER SCHOOL FELT CLASSES. With Bequin. Tues.s or Thurs.s, 3:15-5:30 p.m. $20 + $5 material fee per day. Min. 3/Max. 6 students. Intro to the wonders of felting wool fibers with several projects created to take home. Includes materials. Origin Design Lab, 621 3rd St., Old Town Eureka, (707) 497-6237, www. origindesignlab.com. (K-0927) ROWING. Humboldt Bay Rowing Association is forming its competitive Junior Crew Team for ages 12 and up. No experience necessary, must know how to swim. Contact Scott at 845-4752 or firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.hbra.org. (K-0927) continued on next page Dance, Music, Theater, Film DANCE TANGO! Practica Fri. Sept. 28, 7-9 p.m., $6, Studio of Dance Arts, Eueka. Humboldttango.org. NO SUMMER CLASSES (DMT-0927) MULTIPLY BY DIVIDING WITH MARY BARBER 5 class pass only $40 Must show proof of current registration Special offer good Back to School Student Special Aug. 20 - Sept. 30, 2012 707-825-YOGA (9642) North Coast Franklin Habit will be teaching at NorthCoast Knittery on 9/22 and 9/23. Come learn how to do color work, how to read vintage knitting patterns or fundamental concepts of tessellation: the creation of interlocking patterns. Sign-up online at Northcoastknittery.com or Call 442-9276 or come by Learn the Basics about Dividing Perennials Sat., Sept. 22nd 10:00 a.m. FREE Call 839-1571 X5 to reserve your space NorthCoast KNittery 320 2nd St. between D&E, Eureka Space is Limited! There is a bonus when you sign-up. 858 10th street � Arcata, CA 95521 Improve your mind and body in a fun, intense workout, and a very chill environment. Adults & kids ages 8 and up. Contact Justin (707) 601-1657 Text or Phone. 1459 M. St. Arcata. email@example.com northcoastfencing.tripod.com Academy 1828 Central Ave. � McKinleyville Mon.-Sat. 8:30 to 5:30 � millerfarmsnursery.com northcoastjournal.com � NORTH COAST JOURNAL � THURSDAY, SEPT. 20, 2012 45 continued from previous page BABYSITTER'S TRAINING. Develop leadership skills, learn Basic First Aid and CPR and explore how to develop a babysitting business. Sat. & Sun., Oct. 20 & 21, 10 a.m-3 p.m. Redwood Lodge at Redwood Park. Ages 10-16. $142 fee includes Babysitter's Training Guide Book. Participants become American Red Cross Certified. For more information contact Arcata Recreation Division 822-7091 or visit our website www.cityofarcata.org/rec. (K-0920) BIRTHDAY PARTIES. Looking to host a birthday party for your child? Arcata Recreation offers many different themed parties including Arts & Crafts, Sports, Gymnastics, Karaoke and Gaming. Two hours of supervised fun and games. No stress, no mess! Only $100 for up to 14 participants and $125 for 15-30 participants. For more information call 822-7091 or visit our website www. cityofarcata.org/rec. (K-0920) CERAMICS FOR OLDER KIDS, AGES 7-12. Adventures with clay: learn various hand building and wheel throwing techniques. Mon., 4-6 p.m., Oct. 15�Nov. 12; Tues. 4-6 p.m., Oct. 16�Nov. 13. Fire Arts Center, 520 South G St., Arcata. (707) 826-1445. More info at www.fireartsarcata. com (K-0920) YOUTH BASKETBALL LEAGUE. This recreation-oriented program provides a fun, positive and semi-competitive atmosphere for boys and girls 1st-12th grades. Leagues are based on grades and gender. Registration begins Oct. 1. Practices begin Dec. 31. Sat. games run Jan. 5-March 2. Join the fun for just $55. For more information contact Arcata Recreation Division 822-7091 or visit our website www.cityofarcata.org/rec. (K-0920) ACTIVE KIDS = HAPPY KIDS. Come learn self-confidence, discipline and respect while gaining true life skills through martial arts. North Coast Self Defense Academy is offering two introductory lessons for only $14 with this ad. Call or visit- (707) 822-6278 or 820 N St, Building #1 Suite C, Arcata www.northcoastselfdefense.com (K-1227) DYNAMIC WRITING. The Creative Life Adventure. A workshop on writing styles and techniques, exercises and publication mechanics with Jesse Austin. Sat., Oct. 6-20, Noon-3:30 p.m. $55. Pre-registration required. Call HSU Distance & Extended Education to register, 8263731 or visit www.humboldt.edu/extended (LE-0927) Over 50 OSHER LIFELONG LEARNING INSTITUTE (OLLI). Offers dynamic classes for people age 50 and over. Call 826-5880 or visit www.humboldt.edu/olli to register for classes. (O-1227) 2012 & THE END OF THE AGES. Explore the reasons behind the interest in the Mayan Calendar and 2012 End of the Age predictions with Laurent Cleenewerck. Thurs., Oct. 11-25, 10 a.m.-Noon. $45/OLLI members, $70/nonmembers. OLLI: 826-5880. (O-1004) BOOK LOVERS UNITE, JANE AUSTEN. Join a lively conversation about Jane Austen, one of English literature's most valued and beloved writers. Discuss her life and her books, including Price and Prejudice, with author Marie Raphael. Wed., Oct. 17, Nov. 7 and Dec. 5, 1-3 p.m. $40/OLLI members, $65/nonmembers. OLLI: 826-5880. (O-1004) CHAMPAGNE & SPARKLING WINE. Join winemaker Joe Collins for an evening focused on the creation and production of champagne and sparking wine. Thurs., Oct. 11, 6-8 p.m. $30/OLLI members, $55/nonmembers. OLLI: 826-5880. (O-1004) EINSTEIN & BEYOND. Understanding the Quantum Revolution and Its Legacy. An overview of the Einsteinian revolution of physics with emphasis on quantum theory, and discussion of classical physics and relativity at the speed of light with Laurent Cleenewerck. Tues., Oct. 9-23, 10 a.m.-Noon. $50/OLLI members, $75/ nonmembers. OLLI: 826-5880 (O-0927) ELECTIONS 2012, THE MEDIA AS WATCHDOG. Discuss the role of the news media in the 2012 Presidential election with Maclyn McClary. Fri., Oct. 12 and 19, 10 a.m.-Noon. $40/OLLI members, $65/nonmembers. OLLI: 826-5880. (O-1004) EXPLORING NORTH COAST FOLKTALES. Discuss theory of local folklore and hear a team of professional storytellers share some North Coast stories. With Renee Ross and Seabury Gould. Sat., Oct. 6 and 13, 1-3 p.m. $40/OLLI members, $65/nonmembers. OLLI: 826-5880 (O-0927) FINGERPAINTING ON YOUR IPAD. An introduction to iPad painting using the ArtStudio app, with local artist Claire Iris Schencke. Wed., Oct. 3-24, 6-8 p.m. $60/OLLI members, $85/nonmembers. OLLI: 826-5880 (O-0927) GENTLE YOGA FOR OLLI. Focus on both floor and standing poses for strength, balance and flexibility at any age. With Stephanie Perrett. This course is held at Timber Ridge in McKinleyville. Tues., Oct. 16-Nov. 13, 10-11 a.m. $45/OLLI members, $70/nonmembers. OLLI: 826-5880. (O-1004) MEMOIR, WRITING YOUR LIFE STORY. Explore and write about pivotal experiences that shaped you. With Sharon Ferrett. Wed., Oct. 10-Nov. 14, 4-6 p.m. $65/OLLI members, $90/nonmembers. OLLI: 826-5880. (O-0927) PILATES PLUS. Build a stronger, healthier body. Improve posture, balance and flexibility with the elegant and flowing movements of Pilates. With Joanne Fornes. Wed., Oct. 3-Nov. 7, 10:30 a.m.-Noon. $65/OLLI members, $90/nonmembers. OLLI: 826-5880 (O-0927) THE ZOO & YOU. Learn about the history, exhibits, people and projects of the Sequoia Park Zoo. Includes a zoo tour and animal encounters. With Gretchen Ziegler, zoo manager, and Amber Neilson, zoo education coordinator. Fri., Oct. 5-19, 9 a.m.-Noon. $45/OLLI members, $70/nonmembers. OLLI: 826-5880 (O-0927) PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS & THE ORIGINS OF THE PARTISAN DIVIDE. Partisan politics are nothing new. Discuss how mass media, the Internet, and the infusion of unlimited sums of money have affected the system the framers of the Constitution envisioned. Relive the creation of the Electoral College, and the election of 1800 with author Ray Rafael. Wed., Oct. 17, Thurs., Oct.18 and Wed., Nov. 7, 4-6 p.m. $50/OLLI members, $75/ nonmembers. OLLI: 826-5880.(O-1004) TAI CHI FOR EVERYONE. With Glenda Hesseltine. Learn a short version of Tai Chi in these beginning sessions. Mon., Oct. 15-Nov. 19, 3-4:30 p.m. $70/OLLI members, $95/nonmembers. OLLI: 826-5880. (O-1004) WEAVING GREAT TALES, THE ART OF STORYTELLING. Captivate and inspire listeners of all ages when you discover and tell great stories. With Seabury Gould. Thurs., Oct. 11-Nov. 1, 1-3 p.m. $50/OLLI members, $75/ nonmembers. OLLI: 826-5880 (O-1004) YOGA FOR OLLI. A gentle yoga class with focus on both floor and standing poses for strength, balance and flexibility at any age. With Patricia Starr. Mon., Oct. 15-Nov. 5, 1:30-3 p.m. $55/OLLI members, $80/nonmembers. OLLI: 826-5880 (O-1004) FROM VINEYARD TO GLASS. Join David Winnett for a day-long trip to the Winnett Vineyeards in Willow Creek. Learn about viticulture, tour the vineyards and sample wines. Lunch included. Fri., Sept. 28, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. $70/OLLI members, $95/nonmembers. OLLI: 8265880. (O-0920) OLD TOWN EUREKA, ARCHITECTURAL HISTORY WALK. Ray Willman will lead this walk in Old Town Eureka, exploring the National Registry Historic District from C to M streets, including entering the 1892 Ingomar Theater, the Buhne Building and the Pink Lady. Sun., Sept. 30, 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. $30/OLLI members, $55/nonmembers. OLLI: 826-5880 (O-0920) THE ARMCHAIR TRAVELER, EULOGIZING EUREKA. Join Jerry and Gisela Rohde for a presentation that virtually travels the streets, alleys and wharves of Eureka. Commemorate bygone Victorian buildings and explore the city's history through Lloyd Stine's photos. Sat., Sept. 29, 1-3 p.m. $30/OLLI members, $55/nonmembers. OLLI: 826-5880. (O-0920) THE LIFE & FILMS OF WILLIAM WYLER. See and discuss seven films directed by William Wyler. Films could include Dodsworth, Wuthering Heights, The Letter, Mrs. Miniver, Roman Holiday, and others, depending on availability. Tues., Oct. 2-Nov. 13, 6-8 p.m. $65/OLLI members, $90/nonmembers. OLLI: 826-5880. (O-0920) SHAMANIC JOURNEYING. Sat, Sept. 22, Noon-6 p.m. $99. Learn the shaman's soul journeying technique for personal healing and spiritual growth with Michal Mugrage. Free Presentation at Moonrise Herbs Sept. 18, 7-9 p.m. Contact 407-7192 or firstname.lastname@example.org to register. (S-0920) TAROT AS AN EVOLUTIONARY PATH. Classes in Eureka and Arcata. Private mentorships, readings. Carolyn Ayres, 442-4240, www.tarotofbecoming.com. (S-1227) ARCATA ZEN GROUP MEDITATION. Beginners welcome. Sun., 8 a.m. North Coast Aikido Center, on F St. between 8th and 9th in Arcata. Wed., 6-7 p.m. at First Christian Church, 730 K, Eureka, ramp entrance and upstairs; newcomers please come 5 minutes early. Sun. contact, 826-1701. Wed. contact, email@example.com, or for more info. call (707) 826-1701. www.arcatazengroup.org. (S-1227) Sports/Recreation MEN'S 30+ FALL BASKETBALL. Show off your jump shot, 3 point skills or impenetrable defense in Eureka Recreation's Men's 30+ Fall Basketball League! Form a dream team with your friends, family & co-workers. $425/team. Deadline to register, 9/21 by 5 p.m. Sign up at AdorniCenter, 1011 Waterfront Dr. 441-4245 or www.eurekarecreation.com. (SR-0920) ROLLER SKATING. Blue Lake Parks & Recreation Fri./Sat., 6:30-9:30 p.m., Sun. 2-5 p.m. Adult Skate: 2nd Sun. of every month, 6:30-9:30 p.m. To schedule birthday parties, call 668-5932 or find us on facebook at parks-rec@bluelake. ca.gov. (SR-1227) Therapy/Support LIFERING ADDICTION RECOVERY. Face-to-face meetings every Wed., 7 p.m. in McKinleyville. An abstinence-based network for people seeking to reclaim life and end cycles of alcohol and drug addiction. Information at http://www. youtube.com/user/humboldtslifering or LifeRingHumboldt@gmail.com. (TS-1004) SEX/ PORN DAMAGING YOUR LIFE & RELATIONSHIPS ? Confidential help is available. firstname.lastname@example.org or 845-8973 (T-1227) Language Vocational INTRODUCTORY RUSSIAN LANGUAGE & CULTURE. For those with little or no knowledge of the Russian language. Natalia Novikova will help you become familiar with the Cyrillic alphabet, basic reading and writing, and everyday communication. You'll also learn Russian history, arts and literature along the way. Beginning: Mon., Oct. 8-Dec. 3 (no class Nov. 19), 5:30-7:30 p.m. Intermediate: Wed., Oct. 10-Dec. 5 (no class Nov. 21), 5:30-7:30 p.m. Fee for each session: $100. Pre-registration required. Call HSU Distance & Extended Education at 826-3731 to register, or visit www.humboldt.edu/extended (L-0927) DISASTER PREPAREDNESS IS EVERYONE'S BUSINESS. Our region relies on its local businesses to remain open after a disaster to help the community quickly recover. This course provides a simple but effective plan to identify and mitigate hazards, create a sensible business disaster plan, prepare disaster supplies kits, identify and strengthen building weaknesses, plan to reduce injuries and save lives. Instructor: Judy Warren. Wed., Oct. 10, Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, Eureka (next to Adorni Center), 6-9 p.m. Fee: $50. For more details, fees and to register: www.humboldt.edu/rti or call HSU Distance & Extended Education at 707-826-3731. (LE-0927) FOOD SAFETY. Preparing for any emergency includes food safety. Learn the basics of selecting appropriate nutritious foods, storage and preparation of edible supplies, especially when there is no power. Presented by HSU Regional Training Institute, Community Disaster Preparedness. $25. Wed., Oct. 17, 6-8 p.m., Trinidad City Hall. Pre-registration required: www.humboldt.edu/rti/ foodsafety or call HSU Distance & Extended Education at (707) 826-3731. (L-1004) SUICIDE INTERVENTION. Examine suicide statistics, attitudes, indicators and predictors to assess level of risk and kind of intervention necessary. MFT/LCSW CEUs available. With Rebecca Porteous, LCSW. Fri., Oct. 12, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. $40 includes lunch. $25 additional for credit or MFT/ LCSW/nursing CEUs. Pre-registration required. Call HSU Distance & Extended Education to register, 826-3731 or visit www.humboldt.edu/extended (V-1004) CHILDREN'S YOGA TEACHER TRAINING. Learn to bring yoga to children through song, storytelling, games, breathing together and more. Little Buddhas Yoga Certification. www.littlebuddhasyoga.com. (V-0920) ONLINE CERTIFICATE IN FACULTY PREPARATION. Teaching in Higher Education. Do you want to teach in higher education? This series of online courses introduces prospective and current faculty to the roles and responsibilities of teaching in higher education and specifically addresses teaching, learning and technology issues in the college classroom. This is a three-semester, 12-unit online certificate program that starts Oct. 1. Register by Sept. 24. For full course descriptions, deadlines, fees and more information, visit www.humboldt.edu/facultyprep or contact Humboldt State University Office of Distance & Extended Education at 707-826-3731 or extended@ humboldt.edu. (V-0920) COACHES COMMUNITY WORKSHOP. HSU Coach Steve Kinder & CR Coach Doug Oliveira share valuable coaching tips & run basketball drills! Whether you're an experienced coach, have only thought about youth coaching or just love basketball, don't miss this FREE Community event! Workshop attendees must be over 18 and out of high school. Sun., Oct. 7, 1-3 p.m. at the Adorni Center, 1011 Waterfront Dr. Email Brian at email@example.com or call 441-4240 for more info. (V-0920) Pets/Animals Lectures RALLY OBEDIENCE. Learn the basics of rally! Participant & dog teams complete a course of stations with a different exercise, ranging from basic commands to complex turns & patterns. 5 Week Classes start 10/3, Wed.s, 7-8 p.m. $60. Register online at www.eurekarecreation.com or visit the Adorni Center, 1011 Waterfront Dr. 441-4244. (P-0920) PUPPY MANNERS & BASIC DOG OBEDIENCE. Two classes to help bring out the best in mans best friend. 6 Week Classes start 10/7, Sun.'s, Puppy Manners 10-11 a.m. and Basic Dog Obedience 11 a.m.-Noon. Puppy Manners $55, Dog Obedience $65. Register online at www.eurekarecreation.com or visit The Adorni Center, 1011 Waterfront Dr. 441-4244 (P-0920) Spiritual AUTUMN EQUINOX RITUAL HEALING CIRCLE. A welcome gathering with shrine building, shamanic journeying, song, prayer, drumming, etc.! For more info call Scott Sherman 445-1018. Suggested donation $15-20 per participant. Sat. Sept. 22, 7-10 p.m, Sacred Palace, 516 5th. St, Eureka. shamanicvisionpsychotherapy.blogspot. com. (S-0920) 46 NORTH COAST JOURNAL � THURSDAY, SEPT. 20, 2012 � northcoastjournal.com CAREGIVER TRAINING. Area 1 Agency on Aging offers FREE 42-hour course in Eureka. Prepare for new career, take better care of loved ones, request employment referrals. Sessions held Tues.s and Thurs.s, 6-9 p.m., Oct. 16-Nov. 13. Homework due at first session. Call Caregiver Services at (707) 443-4363 to schedule registration. (V-1011) PUBLIC NOTICE PROPERTY TAX DUE John Bartholomew, Humboldt County Tax Collector, gives notice that regular secured tax bills will be mailed on or before October 1, 2012, to all property owners, at the addresses shown on the tax roll. If you own property in Humboldt County and do not receive a tax bill by October 20, contact the Tax Collector's office, 825 Fifth Street, Room 125, Eureka, Ca. 95501 or call (707) 476-2450. Failure to receive a tax bill does not relieve the taxpayer of the responsibility to make timely payments. The FIRST INSTALLMENT of 2012-13 taxes are due and payable on November 1, 2012, and will become delinquent if not paid by 5 p.m. on December 10, 2012; thereafter a 10% penalty will be added, plus any applicable fees. The SECOND INSTALLMENT will be due on February 1, 2013 and, if not paid by 5:00 p.m. on April 10, 2013, a 10% penalty and $20 cost charge will be added, plus any applicable fees. BOTH INSTALLMENTS MAY BE PAID when the first installment is due. SUPPLEMENTAL TAX BILLS are an additional tax liability due to a reassessment of your property value and are due on the date the bill is mailed to you. Please check the supplemental tax bill delinquent dates to be sure to pay the taxes in a timely manner to avoid penalties & costs. Payments may be made by mail sent and made payable to the Humboldt County Tax Collector, 825 Fifth Street, Room 125, Eureka, Ca. 95501 and must be U. S. Post Office POSTMARKED BY THE DELINQUENT DATE to avoid late penalties. Payments may also be made in person at the County Tax Collector's office, 825 Fifth Street, Room 125, Eureka, Ca. 95501, between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and Noon, and 1 p.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, holidays excepted. John Bartholomew Humboldt County Tax Collector Date: 9/20/12 9/20, 9/27/2012 (12-265) Wellness/Bodywork 3-DAY FOREST YOGA WITH ELISSA DAWN & JANINE MELZER. Sept. 21-23, Om Shala Yoga, 858 10th St., Arcata. $65 for series if paid by 9/14, $90 after or enroll per day for less. 825-YOGA (9642), www.omshalayoga. com (W-0920) GET IMMERSED IN ANUSARA YOGA WITH PEGGY PROFANT AT OM SHALA! Immersion (required to participate in teacher training) Oct. 18Dec. 10, Teacher Training (optional) Jan. 17-March 2013. 858 10th St., Arcata. 825-YOGA (9642), www.omshalayoga.com (W-0920) INNER FREEDOM YOGA FULL-TIME STUDENTS AND SENIORS 65+. Discounts year round: $9 each, 6 for $45 - $55. Community Yoga Center, Arcata Plaza. www.innerfreedomyoga.com (W-1011) INNER FREEDOM YOGA SPECIALS. For anyone new to IFY: 8 classes $68, 16 for $125, through Oct. 1, when you mention this ad. Classes valid 90 days. Community Classes for everyone, year-round prices: $7-$12 each: Tues./Thurs. 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Community Yoga Center, Arcata Plaza. www.innerfreedomyoga.com. (W-0927) NON-VIOLENT COMMUNICATION INTRODUCTORY SERIES. Tues's, 7:15 p.m. Sept. 25 - Oct.16. NVC, aka Compassionate Communication, covers foundational skills that help translate frustration, anger, guilt and miscommunication into heart-opening opportunities for connection. Community Yoga Center, Arcata Plaza. www.innerfreedomyoga.com. (W-0920) LEARN ORTHO-BIONOMY� WITH SARA SUNSTEIN. Common sense bodywork that creates comfort, relaxes tensions, and activates selfhealing and wellness. Weekend seminar begins Nov. 2, 7 p.m., Arcata. Register by Oct. 2. www.sarasunstein.com/classes.html (W-0927) EVERY PART OF YOU HAS A SECRET LANGUAGE, YOUR HANDS AND YOUR FEET SAY WHAT YOU'VE DONE. Rumi. Learn their language. Reflexology classes start Oct. 15. Early registration discount. www.reflexologyinstruction.com (707) 822-5395 (W-0927) AYURVEDIC WELLNESS COUNSELOR PROGRAM. with Traci Webb. Meets five weekends (Fri.-Sun.) Oct. 12-Jan. 20, Part I of three part Practitioner Certificate. Includes: Aromatherapy, Colortherapy, Mental Constitutions, Yoga/Ayurveda Psychology, Ayurvedic Diagnostics, Panchakarma Theory, $1500 by Sept. 30 ($1,600 after), OR $350/month. Northwest Institute of Ayurveda: firstname.lastname@example.org (707) 601-9025. (W-0927) T'AI CHI WITH MARGY EMERSON. Three programs: T'ai Chi for Back Pain and Arthritis, Traditional Long Form (Wu Style), and The 42 Combined Forms (all 4 major styles). 13-week session starts the week of Sept. 17. Begin as late as the third week. At the martial arts academy in Arcata's Sunny Brae Shopping Center. Visit a class with no obligation to pay or enroll. Morning and evening classes. Fees for the 13-week term: $110 for 1 class per week, $165 for 2 or more classes per week. See www.margaretemerson. com or call 822-6508 for schedules. (W-0920) AROMATHERAPY CERTIFICATE PROGRAM & ESSENTIAL OIL DISTILLATION. With Traci Webb. Two Weekend Immersions, Oct 12-14 & Oct. 26-28, $900 (or $475/weekend), Northwest Institute of Ayurveda: info@ ayurvedicliving.com, (707) 601-9025. (W-1011) NEW CLIENTS $10 OFF. Myrtletowne Healing Center 1480, #A Myrtle Ave. A Hidden Gem on Myrtle Ave., specializing in therapeutic massage. We will assist you on your road to recovery or work with you on that chronic pain issue. Swedish, deep tissue, trigger point, reflexology, acupressure, uterine centering, lymph drainage, lomi lomi, and more. Founders Hilary Wakefield and Sarah Maier are both Doulas, we do pregnancy massage as well! You are worth it, call today (707) 441-9175 (W-0927) HERBAL ALLIES WITH WENDY READ. Sat., Sept. 22, 2-4 p.m. $45 + $15 lab fee. Part 3 of making herbal medicine series teaches students how to combine other herbs with your cannabis salves infusions and teas to improve effectiveness. 707 Campus, 1881 Barnett Ct., #4, Redway Meadows Business Park. 707 Cannabis College, www.cannabiscollege.com, (707) 672-9860. (W-0920) START YOUR CAREER IN MASSAGE THERAPY! Evening classes begin Jan. 22, 2013 at Arcata School of Massage. 650-Hour Therapeutic Massage Certification will prepare you for Professional Certification in California, and the National Exam. Our comprehensive program prepares your body, mind and heart to become a caring, confident professional massage therapist. Call 822-5223 for information or visit arcatamassage.com (W-1227) Name of Person Asking for Protection: PAULA KAYE STEVENS Address: 1201 Angel Heights Fortuna, CA 95540 Name of Person to Be Restrained: CHRISTOPHER SCOTT THOMSON New Hearing Date: A new hearing date is scheduled because: The person CHRISTOPHER SCOTT THOMSON was not served before the current hearing date. Order for Continuance and Notice of Hearing: The Notice of Court Hearing (Form DV-109), filed on July 25, 2012 with the Superior Court of California, County of Humboldt is reset for hearing in this court on this NEW DATE: October 29, 2012, at 1:30 p.m., at the Superior Court of California, County of Humboldt, 825 Fifth Street, Eureka, in Dept. 6. Reissue Temporary Restraining Order: The request to reissue the temporary restraining order is GRANTED. The attached Temporary Restraining Order (Form DV-110) is reissued. Any orders listed on that form remain in effect until the end of the hearing on October 29, 2012. Warning and Notice to CHRISTOPHER SCOTT THOMSON If the request to reissue the Temporary Restraining Order is GRANTED, you must continue to obey the attached Temporary Restraining Order until the end of the hearing. Expiration Date: October 29, 2012 Service of Order: A copy of this Order must be served on CHRISTOPHER SCOTT THOMSON at least 5 days before the hearing, along with all other documents requesting domestic violence restraining orders. If the reissuance is denied, a copy of the Temporary Restraining Order must not be attached or served. Dated: September 10, 2012 Filed: September 11, 2012 DV-109 Filed: July 25, 2012 s/: JOYCE D. HINRICHS JUDICIAL OFFICER SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA COUNTY OF HUMBOLDT 9/20, 9/27, 10/4, 10/11/2012 (12-263) NOTICE OF NEW HEARING AND ORDER ON REISSUANCE CASE NO CP120330 LORRENA LUCILLE FILGAS The applicant listed above is applying to the Department of Alcoholic Beverages Control to sell alcoholic beverages at: 2910 E ST EUREKA, CA 95501-4334 Type of License Applied for: 41 - On-Sale Beer And Wine Eating Place 9/6, 9/13, 9/20/2012 (12-253) DEPARTMENT OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE CONTROL 1105 6TH STREET, SUITE C EUREKA, CA 95501 707-445-7229 NOTICE OF APPLICATION TO SELL ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES Date of Filing Application: August 29, 2012 To Whom It May Concern: The Name of the Applicants are: JOSEPH MARK FILGAS, CASE NUMBER: DR120197 NOTICE TO DEFENDANT: ROLAND BRAY YOU ARE BEING SUED BY PLAINTIFF: DALILA MORALES-JACOBS, AND ERIC JACOBS Notice! You have been sued. The court may decide against you without your being heard unless you respond within 30 days. Read the information below. You have 30 CALENDAR DAYS after this summons and legal papers are served on you to file a written response at this court and have a copy served on the plaintiff. A letter or phone call will not protect you. Your written response must be in proper legal form if you want the court to hear your case. There may be a court form that you can use for your response. You can find these court forms and more information at the California Courts Online SelfHelp Center (www.courtinfo.ca.gov/ selfhelp), your county law library, or the courthouse nearest you. If you cannot pay the filing fee, ask the court clerk for a fee waiver form. If you do not file your response on time, you may lose the case by default, and your wages, money, and property may be taken without further warning from the court. There are other legal requirements. You may want to call an attorney right away. If you do not know an attorney, you may want to call an attorney referral service. If you cannot afford an attorney, you may be eligible for free legal services from a nonprofit legal services program. You can locate these nonprofit groups at the California Legal Services Web site (www.lawhelpcalifornia.org), the California Courts Online Self-Help Center (www.courtinfo.ca.gov/selfhelp), or by contacting your local court or county bar association. NOTE: The court has a statutory lien for waived fees and cost on any settlement or arbitration award of $10,000 or more in a civil case. The court's lien must be paid before the court will dismiss the case. SUPERIOR COURT OF HUMBOLDT COUNTY, CALIFORNIA 825 5TH STREET EUREKA, CA 95501 ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF JAMES A. ZITO, ESQ., SB 96272 LAW OFFICE OF JAMES A. ZITO SUMMONS 611 L STREET, SUITE A EUREKA, CA 95501 707-269-0743 Dated: March 28, 2012 Clerk, by Jodie W., Deputy NOTICE TO THE PERSON SERVED: You are served as an individual defendant Filed: March 28, 2012, Superior Court of Humboldt County, California 8/30, 9/6, 9/13, 9/20/2012 (12-242) The business is conducted by Copartners. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name listed above on n/a. /s Bryan Smothers. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Humboldt County on September 11, 2012. CAROLYN CRNICH Humboldt County Clerk 9/20, 9/27, 10/4, 10/11/2012 (12-264) The following persons are doing business as OWNS at 670 16th St., Arcata, CA 95521. Robert De Jesus Morales 670 16th St. Arcata, CA 95521 Shawn Lavelle Dean II 670 16th St. Arcata, CA 95521 The business is conducted by A General Partnership. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name listed above on n/a. /s Robert Morales, Shawn Dean. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Humboldt County on September 10, 2012. CAROLYN CRNICH Humboldt County Clerk 9/20, 9/27, 10/4, 10/11/2012 (12-261) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 12-00539 The following person is doing business as AMERICAN PRIDE ROOF CLEANING at 6028 Avalon Dr., Eureka, CA 95503. Pride H. Brooks 6028 Avalon Dr. Eureka, CA 95503 The business is conducted by An Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name listed above on 4/12/12. /s Pride H. Brooks. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Humboldt County on September 14, 2012. CAROLYN CRNICH Humboldt County Clerk 9/20, 9/27, 10/4, 10/11/2012 (12-266) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 12-00545 The following persons are doing business as HUMFRESH at 4859 Starlund Ct., Eureka, CA 95503, P.O. Box 4662, Arcata, CA 95518. Bryan Smothers 4859 Starlund Ct. Eureka, CA 95503 Anand Tripp 2266 Redwood, Apt. B Eureka, CA 95503 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 12-00541 Curious about legal advertising? 442-1400 continued on page 48 � � NORTH North COAST Coast JOURNAL Journal �� THURSDAY, Thursday, SEPT. SEPT. 20, 20, 2012 2012 northcoastjournal.com northcoastjournal.com 47 CROSSWORD By David Levinson Wilk continued from page 47. The following persons are doing business as EUREKA! EUROBOXERS at 3010 Cedar Lane, Eureka, CA 95503. Emily Dalton 3010 Cedar Lane Eureka, CA 95503 John Dalton 3010 Cedar Lane Eureka, CA 95503 The business is conducted by A Married Couple. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name listed above on 11/15/2012. /s Emily Dalton. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Humboldt County on September 17, 2012. CAROLYN CRNICH Humboldt County Clerk 9/20, 9/27, 10/4, 10/11/2012 (12-268) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 12-00549 ACROSS ANSWERS NEXT WEEK! face while playing a game with a baby? 33. Airline to Chile 34. Represent by drawing 35. Lets loose 36. Org. for part-time soldiers 38. "Lovergirl" singer ____ Marie 41. Gains maturity 42. 1974 Gore Vidal novel 44. In ____ land 46. Directions detail: Abbr. 47. What a panda has? 51. Wiig's gig ended there in `12 52. James of "The Godfather" 53. What corny wordplay, like in 20-, 25- and 47-Across, might provoke (as evidenced by 20-, 25- and 47-Across) 59. Alma ____ 60. Otto ____ Bismarck 61. TV host who advises "People first, then money, then things" 63. Myrcologist's study 64. Summer Games org. 65. "Peachy!" 66. "It's been ____ pleasure" 67. Suffix with oct68. Slip 45. One way to be dry 48. ____ mission 49. "Tron: Legacy" actress Wilde 50. Sound sleeper? 53. Suffix with dino54. ____ Reader (eclectic bimonthly) 55. "Sonic the Hedgehog" developer 56. Time of day when a U.S. president's term ends 57. Sharif of "Doctor Zhivago" 58. 1974 Peace Nobelist from Japan 59. Curator's deg. 62. Neither's partner VERY EASY #14 The following person is doing business as HUMBOLDT HOMEMADE MEALS, THE LIGHTHOUSE GRILL at 355 Main Street, Trinidad, CA 95570, P.O. Box 902, Trinidad, CA 95570. Sherry Vanderpool 707 Underwood Drive Trinidad, CA 95570 The business is conducted by An Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name listed above on n/a. /s Sherry Vanderpool. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Humboldt County on August 27, 2012. CAROLYN CRNICH Humboldt County Clerk 9/6, 9/13, 9/20, 9/27/2012 (12-249) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 12-00510 David Sinclair 1715 Stromberg Ave. Arcata, CA 95521 The business is conducted by A General Partnership. The registrants commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name listed above on 8/14/2012. /s Edward Harvey. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Humboldt County on August 14, 2012. CAROLYN CRNICH Humboldt County Clerk 8/30, 9/6, 9/13, 9/20/2012 (12-241) 1. Game company that employed Steve Jobs 6. Toyota ____ 4 (SUV model) 9. Trudge through wet snow, say 14. Folklore creature that inspired "Frankenstein" 15. Suffix with infant 16. Bright salamanders 17. New England city whose name is a variation of the Hebrew word for "peace" 18. ____ Paese cheese 19. Bothered 20. Jar Jar Binks, for one? 23. "The Pearl of ____ Island" (Stowe novel) 24. Letter before sigma 25. Never removing one's hands from one's DOWN 1. Dept. of Justice chiefs 2. Bring ____ end 3. Milan's Teatro ____ Scala 4. "Because life is not a spectator sport" sloganeer 5. Unethical 6. "Protein factory" of the human cell 7. Actor Guinness 8. Product first marketed as "the zipperless zipper" 9. Remove, as a twig 10. "I ____ Song Go Out of My Heart" 11. Wilson of "Midnight in Paris" 12. PDQ, in the ICU 13. FDR successor 21. Go round and round 22. Old TV dial letters 25. Downright 26. GPA booster 27. Prepare to fight 28. Sixteen oz. 29. Important time 30. Pola of silent films 31. Handle 32. Krupp Works city 37. Hold up 39. Birth 40. Follow ____ (sleuth) 43. Dilating a dilator naris muscle will flare one The following person is doing business as MADRE ILLUMINATION HEALING at 975 Shirley Blvd., Arcata, CA 95521. Jennifer Wiest 975 Shirley Blvd. Arcata, CA 95521 The business is conducted by An Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name listed above on 9/5/07. /s Jennifer Wiest. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Humboldt County on August 29, 2012. CAROLYN CRNICH Humboldt County Clerk 9/13, 9/20, 9/27, 10/4/2012 (12-260) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 12-00515 The following person is doing business as BEDLINERS PLUS at 1326 Koster St., Eureka, CA 95501. Victor George Blanc 261 Summit View Lane Fortuna, CA 95540 The business is conducted by An Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name listed above on n/a. /s Victor George Blanc. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Humboldt County on August 30, 2012. CAROLYN CRNICH Humboldt County Clerk 9/6, 9/13, 9/20, 9/27/2012 (12-254) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 12-00519 The following person is doing business as I-DETAIL 101 at 448 Wildwood Ave., Rio Dell, CA 95562. Daniel J. Cardarelli 448 Wildwood Ave. Rio Dell, CA 95562 The business is conducted by An Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name listed above on 8/17/12. /s Daniel J. Cardarelli. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Humboldt County on August 17, 2012. CAROLYN CRNICH Humboldt County Clerk 8/30, 9/6, 9/13, 9/20/2012 (12-245) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 12-00497 �2011 DAVID LEVINSON WILK Solution, tips and computer program at www.sudoku.com LAST WEEK'S ANSWERS The following person is doing business as BLISSFULLY BAKED at 1025 Bonnie Ct., McKinleyville, CA 95519. Chandra Murray 1025 Bonnie Ct. McKinleyville, CA 95519 The business is conducted by An Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name listed above on n/a. /s Chandra Murray. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Humboldt County on August 29, 2012. CAROLYN CRNICH Humboldt County Clerk 9/13, 9/20, 9/27, 10/4/2012 (12-257) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 12-00516 The following person is doing business BUCK MOUNTAIN EXPERIMENTAL STATION at 5136 Burr Valley Rd., Bridgeville, CA 95526 Melinda Stone 5136 Burr Valley Rd Bridgeville, CA. 95526 The business is conducted by An Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name listed above on n/a. /s/ Melinda Stone This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Humboldt County on August 9, 2012. CAROLYN CRNICH Humboldt County Clerk 8/30, 9/6, 9/13, 9/20/2012 (12-243) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 12-00475 Curious about legal advertising? 442-1400 The following persons are doing business as THROWTEC at 1715 Stromberg Ave., Arcata, CA 95521. Edward Harvey 3455 Zelia Ct. Arcata, CA 95521 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 12-00487 PETITION OF: SARA LOUISE CAMP TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner: SARA LOUISE CAMP for a decree changing names as follows: Present name SARA LOUISE CAMP to Proposed Name SARA LOUISE CAMP SCHREMMER THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING Date: October 10, 2012 Time: 1:45 p.m. The address of the court is: Same as noted above, Dept. 8 Date: August 24, 2012 Filed: August 27, 2012 /s/ DALE A. REINHOLTSEN Judge of the Superior Court 9/6, 9/13, 9/20, 9/27/2012 (12-255) ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NO. CV120532 SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF HUMBOLDT 825 FIFTH STREET EUREKA, CA 95501 48 North Coast Journal � Thursday, SEPT. 20, 2012 � northcoastjournal.com To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of: NEIL EDWARD FERGUSON, aka NEIL E. FERGUSON, aka NEIL FERGUSON A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by JANET LEE JORDAN in the Superior Court of California, County of Humboldt. THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that JANET LEE JORDAN be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. THE PETITION requests the decedent's will and codicils, if any, be admitted to probate. The will and any codicils are available for examination in the file kept by court. THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A HEARING on the petition will be held on October 18, 2012 at 1:50 p.m. at the Superior Court of California, County of Humboldt, 825 Fifth Street, Eureka, in Dept. 8. IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of the deceased, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within four months from the date of first issuance of letters as provided in Probate Code Section 9100. The time for filing claims will not expire before four months from the hearing date noticed above. YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. ATTORNEY FOR PETITIONER: JASON M. GARLICK SBN# 193725 1805 CENTRAL AVENUE MCKINLEYVILLE, CA 95519 (707) 840-0909 SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA COUNTY OF HUMBOLDT 9/20, 9/27, 10/4/2012 (12-267) NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF NEIL EDWARD FERGUSON, aka NEIL E. FERGUSON, aka NEIL FERGUSON CASE NO. PR120222 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of: NIELS CHRISTIAN LORENZEN A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by JAMES C. LORENZEN in the Superior Court of California, County of Humboldt. THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that JAMES C. LORENZEN be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A HEARING on the petition will be held on October 11, 2012 at 1:50 p.m. at the Superior Court of California, County of Humboldt, 825 Fifth Street, Eureka, in Dept. 8. IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of the deceased, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within four months from the date of first issuance of letters as provided in Probate Code Section 9100. The time for filing claims will not expire before four months from the hearing date noticed above. YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. ATTORNEY FOR PETITIONER: JOHN B. PALLEY SBN# 173469 MEISSNER, JOSEPH & PALLEY 1555 RIVER PARK DRIVE, SUITE 108 SACRAMENTO, CA 95815 (916) 920-5983 SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA COUNTY OF HUMBOLDT 9/20, 9/27, 10/4/2012 (12-262) NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF NIELS CHRISTIAN LORENZEN CASE NO. PR120207 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of: ELLIS CORKERN A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by KENNY L. SMITH in the Superior Court of California, County of Humboldt. THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that KENNY L. SMITH be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. THE PETITION requests the decedent's will and codicils, if any, be admitted to probate. The will and any codicils are available for examination in the file kept by court. THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A HEARING on the petition will be held on October 11, 2012 at 1:50 p.m. at the Superior Court of California, County of Humboldt, 825 Fifth Street, Eureka, in Dept. 8. IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of the deceased, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within four months from the date of first issuance of letters as provided in Probate Code Section 9100. The time for filing claims will not expire before four months from the hearing date noticed above. YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. ATTORNEY FOR PETITIONER: BRADFORD C FLOYD SBN 136459 LAW OFFICE OF BRADFORD C FLOYD 819 7TH STREET EUREKA, CA 95501 (707) 445-9754 SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA COUNTY OF HUMBOLDT 9/13, 9/20, 9/27/2012 (12-256) NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF ELLIS CORKERN CASE NO. PR120209 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of: GLENNA SOPHIA ROBERTSON, aka GLENNA S. ROBERTSON A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by GAIL BERGSTROM WRIGHT in the Superior Court of California, County of Humboldt. THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that GAIL BERGSTROM WRIGHT be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. THE PETITION requests the decedent's will and codicils, if any, be admitted to probate. The will and any codicils are available for examination in the file kept by court. THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A HEARING on the petition will be held on October 4, 2012 at 1:50 p.m. at the Superior Court of California, County of Humboldt, 825 Fifth Street, Eureka, in Dept. 8. IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of the deceased, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within four months from the date of first issuance of letters as provided in Probate Code Section 9100. The time for filing claims will not expire before four months from the hearing date noticed above. YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. ATTORNEY FOR PETITIONER: JOSHUA R. KAUFMAN STOKES, HAMER, KAUFMAN & KIRK, LLP. 381 BAYSIDE ROAD ARCATA, CA 95521 (707) 822-1771 SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA COUNTY OF HUMBOLDT 9/13, 9/20, 9/27/2012 (12-259) NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF GLENNA SOPHIA ROBERTSON, aka GLENNA S. ROBERTSON CASE NO. PR120214 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of: JOSEPHINE MURIEL FIELDER, formerly known as JOSEPHINE MURIEL STEWART A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by CAROL A. PEARCE in the Superior Court of California, County of Humboldt. THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that CAROL A. PEARCE be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A HEARING on the petition will be held on October 18, 2012 at 1:50 p.m. at the Superior Court of California, County of Humboldt, 825 Fifth Street, Eureka, in Dept. 8. IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of the deceased, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within four months from the date of first issuance of letters as provided in Probate Code Section 9100. The time for filing claims will not expire before four months from the hearing date noticed above. YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. ATTORNEY FOR PETITIONER: CATHERINE M. KOSHKIN CSB#149503 LAW OFFICES OF CATHERINE M. KOSHKIN 1116 ELEVENTH STREET ARCATA, CA 95521 (707) 822-2800 SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA COUNTY OF HUMBOLDT 9/13, 9/20, 9/27/2012 (12-258) NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF JOSEPHINE MURIEL FIELDER, formerly known as JOSEPHINE MURIEL STEART CASE NO. PR120212 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of: LOIS MARIE ROGERS, also known as LOIS M. ROGERS A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by BRUCE R. McGILLIVRAY in the Superior Court of California, County of Humboldt. THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that BRUCE R. McGILLIVRAY be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A HEARING on the petition will be held on October 4, 2012 at 1:50 p.m. at the Superior Court of California, County of Humboldt, 825 Fifth Street, Eureka, in Dept. 8. IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of the deceased, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within four months from the date of first issuance of letters as provided in Probate Code Section 9100. The time for filing claims will not expire before four months from the hearing date noticed above. YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. ATTORNEY FOR PETITIONER: CATHERINE M. KOSHKIN, ESQ. LAW OFFICES OF CATHERINE M. KOSHKIN 1116 ELEVENTH STREET ARCATA, CA 95521 (707) 822-2800 SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA COUNTY OF HUMBOLDT 9/6, 9/13, 9/20/2012 (12-252) NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF LOIS MARIE ROGERS, ALSO KNOWN AS LOIS M. ROGERS CASE NO. PR120204 northcoastjournal.com � North Coast Journal � Thursday, SEPT. 20, 2012 49 Employment MAINTENANCE WORKER Filing Date: 4:00 p.m. Friday, september 28, 2012. Performs varied skilled and semi-skilled tasks in the construction, maintenance and repair of City streets, water and sewer systems, drainage facilities and sidewalks, curbs and gutters; and performs other related duties as assigned. Application materials are available at www.cityofarcata.org; Arcata City Hall, City Manager's Office, 736 F Street, Arcata, or by calling (707) 822-5953. EOE. $29,615.04 - $35,997.27/yr. PublIC WORKs the CITY OF ARCATA 14 W. Wabash Ave. Eureka, CA 268-1866 eurekaca.expresspros.com Medical Billing Dept. Mgr. Office Equipment Sales Office Assistant - $10/hr. Experienced Insurance Sales Laborers � Staff Accountant Exp. Retail Store Mgr. Now Hiring: ASSESSMENT TECHNICIAN I $1,971 - $2,530 monthly County of Humboldt SENIOR ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT $2,813 - $3,421/month Plus benefits including 2.7% at 55 PErS retirement Duties include office administrative, secretarial and general clerical support activities for an assigned City department, as well as providing assistance to the public regarding the department to which assigned. the current vacancy is in the Community Development Department however, the eligibility list created from this recruitment may be used to fill other City departments should they arise. any combination of experience and training equivalent to high school graduation, supplemented by college or other courses sufficient to provide the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities, and at least three years of clerical/administrative support experience is desired. final filing Date: friday, September 28, 2012 at 5:00 pm application materials are available at the City of Eureka Personnel Department 531 k Street, Eureka, online at www.ci.eureka.ca.gov or call our Job Line at (707) 441-4134 to request that an application be mailed to you. EoE An Assessment Technician I maintains assessment rolls, maintains and updates property appraisal records and performs research to determine ownership status of real and personal property according to property tax laws, and performs related work as assigned. Filing deadline: October 4, 2012. For application come to Human Resources, Humboldt County Courthouse, 825 Fifth St., Eureka or apply online at www.co.humboldt.ca.us/jobs Jobline: (707) 476-2357 AA/EOE City of EurEka SENIOR LIBRARY ASSISTANT $15.41 - $19.79 Hourly (plus benefits) County of Humboldt ASSISTANT PLANNER City of EurEka $3,864 - $4,675/month the City of Eureka is looking for a customer service oriented individual to perform a variety of professional and technical routine to complex activities in the field of current and advanced planning, including review of development and land use applications. a combination of education equivalent to an accredited four-year college with major coursework in planning, or a related field. No directly related professional experience is required but related internship experience is desirable. for a complete job description and application packet visit: Personnel Department at 531 k Street in Eureka, or call the Job Line at (707) 441-4134, or apply online at www.ci.eureka.ca.gov. recruitment closes at 5:00 pm, friday, September 28, 2012 EoE The current vacancy is for a 17 hour per week position and may require working Saturdays. A Senior Library Assistant assigns, directs and reviews the work of operational staff for a branch library, performs paraprofessional library and public contact work, provides circulation desk services, and performs related work as assigned. Filing deadline: September 26, 2012. For application come to Human Resources, Humboldt County Courthouse, 825 Fifth St., Eureka or apply online at www.co.humboldt. ca.us/jobs Jobline: (707) 476-2357 AA/EOE Code enforCement Program manager $4,363 - $5,306/month + excellent benefits City of EurEka COMMUNICATIONS DISPATCHER $2,991-$3,638/month + excellent benefits Would you like the opportunity to make a difference, save lives, and make our community a better place to live? Our dispatchers work in a positive and professional environment that provides opportunities for growth. The City's modern dispatch center includes 6 dispatch consoles with a user-friendly computerized dispatch system. This is an entry-level position, no experience is needed, and onthe-job training will be provided. Tasks include taking 911 calls and dispatching police, fire and medical personnel following prescribed procedures, and other related duties. The ability to multi-task and work with others in a fast-paced environment is beneficial. for a complete job description and application packet: visit the Personnel Department at 531 k Street in Eureka, or call the Job Line at (707) 441-4134, or apply online at www.ci.eureka.ca.gov application packets must be received by 5:00 pm, friday, October 19, 2012. EOE CiTy Of EurEka the City of Eureka is looking for an administrative professional to perform a variety of advanced journey-level work in coordinating, implementing, and maintaining community improvement projects, and programs. this individual provides budgetary, grant, training and work-flow support, acts as liaison for the City with a variety of private, public and community organizations and regulatory agencies; researches, develops recommendations for action; provides professional assistance to City management staff in the area of Code Enforcement. an associate's Degree in Construction technology, Planning, Public administration, Criminal Justice, or a related field; four (4) to six (6) years of increasingly responsible experience in building inspection, code enforcement, public safety, or related fields; and two (2) years of supervisory experience is required. for a complete job description and application packet: visit the Personnel Department at 531 k Street in Eureka, or call the Job Line at (707) 441-4134, or apply online at www.ci.eureka.ca.gov. recruitment closes at 5:00 pm, Monday, 10/15/2012. EoE $4,861 - $6,238 monthly, plus excellent benefits, including 2.0% @ 55 PERS Retirement PUBLIC HEALTH NURSE County of Humboldt Under general supervision, provide a full range of public health nursing services relating to prevention and control of diseases and adverse health conditions, including teaching, health assessment, and counseling services in homes, clinics, schools, community centers and similar locations. Must possess a valid license to practice as a Registered Nurse in the state of California and a valid California State Public Health Nursing Certificate. Valid CA driver's license also required. Final Filing Date: October 4, 2012. For application materials contact Humboldt County Human Resources, 825 5th St., Eureka, CA, (707) 476-2349, or apply on-line at www.co.humboldt.ca.us/jobs. AA/EOE place your ad www.northcoastjournal.com ONLINE @ 50 North Coast Journal � Thursday, SEPT. 20, 2012 � northcoastjournal.com CONTINUED ON PAGE 52 Employment Rentals Openings soon available for HUD Sec. 8 Waiting Lists for 2, 3 & 4 bedrm apts. HUMBOLDT PLAZA APTS. EUREKA HOUSEMATE FOR 2BD/1BA. Share 2nd floor Senior's apartment in the Meadows $450/ mo, $70/utilities, $500/deposit, 6 month lease. Must be at least 42. (707) 672-4096 (R-0920) FORTUNA 2 BEDROOM APT. Dishwasher, shared laundry, some utilities, $895. (707) 443-4357, www. TheRentalHelpers.com (R-0920) FORTUNA 3 BEDROOM HOUSE. Garage, washer/dryer included, sun room, $1395. (707) 443-4357, www.TheRentalHelpers.com (R0920) FORTUNA 3+BD/3BA HOUSE. 58 Tompkins Hill Rd. Panoramic Views, Pet Considered, MtM, Rent $2200 Deposit $3000, Vacant Soon. www.ppmrentals.com, Rental hotline (707) 444-9197. (R-0920) MCKINLEYVILLE 2 BEDROOM APT. Laundry hookups, some utilities. $795. (707) 443-4357, www. TheRentalHelpers.com (R-0920) M C K I N L E Y V I L L E 2 B D/ 1 BA APARTMENT. 1138 Gassoway, Apt. #15. W/S/G Paid, 6 Month Lease, Small Pets OK, Rent $765 Deposit $100, Vac Now. www.ppmrentals. com, Rental hotline (707) 444-9197. (R-0920) MCKINLEYVILLE 3 BEDROOM HOUSE. Yard w/care, garage, laundry hook-ups. $1300. (707) 443-4357, www.TheRentalHelpers. com. (R-0920) ALL AREAS-ROOMMATES.COM. Browse hundreds of online listings with photos and maps. Find your roommate with a click of the mouse! Visit: http://www.Roommates.com. (AAN CAN) (R-1213) Real Estate Admin. 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Eligible for employer paid medical, dental, vision and PERS retirement. $2842.23-$3627.00/ Mo., Entry DOE. Application available at HCOE or online: www. humboldt.k12.ca.us Reply to: PERSONNEL, HCOE, 901 Myrtle Ave., Eureka, CA 95501. Closes: 10/03/2012, 4 p.m. (E-0927) ACTORS/MOVIE EXTRAS. Needed immediately for upcoming roles $150-$300/day depending on job requirements. No experience, all looks. 1-800-560-8672 A-109. For casting times/locations. (AAN CAN) (E-1115) BECOME A MENTOR! California Mentor is seeking committed, positive people willing to share their home & help an adult with developmental disabilities lead and integrated life in the community. Become part of a professional team and reive a competitive monthly reimbursement, training & continuous support. Contact Matthew, (707) 442-4500 ext. 14, 317 Third St., Eureka. www.mentorswanted.com (E-1227) HELP WANTED!!! Make money Mailing brochures from home! FREE Supplies! Helping HomeWorkers since 2001! Genuine Opportunity! No experience required. Start Immediately! www. theworkhub.net (E-0927) Surveillance Officer Crown Club Rep Valet Janitorial Security Officer Busser/Host Bingo Inventory Clerk Dealer Dual Rate Supervisor (Poker) Deli Worker Server (Sunset) SEASCAPE, PART-TIME POSITIONS Annual Income Limits: 1 pers. $20,300; 2 pers. $23,200; 3 pers. $26,100; 4 pers. $28,950; 5 pers. $31,300; 6 pers. $33,600; 7 pers. $35,900; 8 pers. $38,250. EHO. Hearing impaired: TDD Ph# 1-800-735-2922. Apply at Office: 2575 Alliance Rd. Arcata, 8am-12pm & 1-4pm, M-F (707) 822-4104 EUREKA 1 BEDROOM APT. Fridge, stove, all utilities paid. $600. (707) 443-4357, www.TheRentalHelpers. com (R-0920) EUREKA 1BD/1BA. All New. Laundry Room. W/S/G paid. No Pets/ Illegal Drugs. $725/$1000 deposit. (707) 442-7669. (R-0920) EUREKA 2 BEDROOM APT. Carport, storage, onsite laundry. $775. (707) 443-8227, www.TheRentalHelpers.com.(R-0920) EUREKA 2BD/1BA HOUSE. 1926 Mesa Ave. Ocean View! Garage, MtM, Pets Considered, Rent $1200 Deposit $1500, Vac 9/28. www. ppmrentals.com, Rental hotline (707) 444-9197. (R-0920) EUREKA 3 BEDROOM HOUSE. Fireplace, 2 gar garage, pets considered, yard. $1325. (707) 4434357, www.TheRentalHelpers. com (R-0920) EUREKA 3BD/1BA HOUSE. 2275 Summit Ridge Rd. Humboldt Hill, MtM, Pets Considered, Rent $1200 Deposit $1600, Vacant 10/3. www. ppmrentals.com, Rental hotline (707) 444-9197. (R-0920) EUREKA 3BD/2BA HOUSE. 3175 Cottage. MtM or 12 Month Lease, Garage, Pets Considered. Rent $1325 Deposit $1600, Vacant Now. www.ppmrentals.com, Rental hotline (707) 444-9197. (R-0920) Commercially zoned Victorian near Ingomar Club. Renovated and up to code from the perimeter foundation to the solar panel roof. $265, 000 www.eurekaoffice4sale.com Eureka Office Building Cook Cher-Ae Heights Indian Community of the Trinidad Rancheria Employments Applications available in Human Resources/ Seascape/ Cher-Ae Heights Casino or our website at www.cheraeheightscasino.com Cher-Ae Heights is an alcohol and drug free workplace with required testing. Come join our dedicated team of professionals who are committed to compassionate care. $$$HELP WANTED$$$ Extra Income! Assembling CD cases from Home! No Experience Necessary! Call our Live Operators Now! 1-800-405-7619 EXT 2450 http:// www.easywork-greatpay.com (AAN CAN) (E-0920) HOME CAREGIVERS PT/FT. Nonmedical caregivers to assist elderly in their homes. Top hourly fees. 442-8001. (E-1227) AIRLINE CAREERS. Become an Aviation Maintenance Tech. FAA approved training. Financial aid if qualified - Housing available. Job placement assistance. 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Pink Tagged Clothes 25� each! Sept. 18-22. Dream Quest Thrift Store in Willow Creek. Providing Opportunities for Local Youth (BST-0920) REDUCE YOUR CABLE BILL! Get a 4-Room All-Digital Satellite system installed for FREE and programming starting at $19.99/ mo. FREE HD/DVR upgrade for new callers, CALL NOW. 1-800925-7945 (AAN CAN) (BST-0920) THE BEAD LADY. For all your needs in beads! Glass beads, leather, shells, findings, jewelry. Kathy Chase Owner, 76 Country Club Dr Ste 5, Willow Creek. 530629-3540. email@example.com. (BST-1227) DIRECTV OR DISH NETWORK. LOW INTRODUCTORY RATES. Commitment and Credit/Debit required. LOCAL CALL NOW! 826-0203 (S-0927) HELICOPTER FLIGHT LESSONS/ SCENIC TOURS. Redwood Coast Helicopters, based in Humboldt County. Whatever your helicopter needs, we will accommodate you! $160/hour. firstname.lastname@example.org (S-1115) Pets LOOK FOR KITTENS AT PETCO. Sat.s, 11-3 p.m. Our kittens are always fixed, vaccinated, and deparasited $66. Non-Profit. Bless the Beasts. or call (707) 444-0408 (P-1227) (707) 443-1104 humboldtcremation.com No membership required. Only funeral provider in Humboldt County to be certified by the Green Burial Council. FD1963 PLACE YOUR AUTO AD! PLACE YOUR PET AD! Yard Sale 996 1 1th s t. 20 words and a photo, IN FULL COLOR for only $25 per week! Call 442-1400 or e-mail email@example.com le garage sa > this way Buy/Sell/Trade SALE KITS � $7 Rummage OVERWHELMED WITH STUFF? Have an extra fixer up cars in the driveway? List it all here. 442-1400. VISA/MC 20 words and a photo, IN FULL COLOR for only $25 per week! Call 442-1400 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org Weekly specials available on Facebook 3954 Jacobs Ave. Eureka 443-7397 Custom Pet Portraits For more information and to order 310 F Street., Eureka, CA 95501 Phone 442-1400 � Fax 442-1401 www.northcoastjournal.com email@example.com by Sophia Dennler � www.sophiadennler.com/pets 2 GUYS & A TRUCK. Carpentry, Landscaping, Junk Removal, Clean Up, Moving. Contact (707) 8453087. (S-1004) LIFE CYCLE LANDSCAPING. Garden Maintenance, Restoration and Design. Serving All of Humboldt County, (707) 672-4398 (S-1206) A'O'KAY JUGGLING CLOWN & WIZARD OF PLAY. Amazing performances and games for all ages. Events, Birthdays, Festivals, Kidszones. I'll Juggle, Unicycle, & bring Toys. aokayClown.com, (707) 499-5628. (S-1227) TAI CHI GARDENER. Maintaining balance in your yard. Well equipt. Maintenance + Projects 18 yrs experience. Call Orion 825-8074, taichigardener.com. (S-0927) HUMBOLDT HOUSE CLEANING. Licensed & Bonded #3860. Summer Cleaning Special! (707) 444-2001. (S-1011) ERIC'S SERVICES. Home Repair, Maintenance, Affordable Prices (707) 499-4828. (S-0808) 52 NORTH COAST JOURNAL � THURSDAY, SEPT. 20, 2012 � northcoastjournal.com CONTINUED ON PAGE 54 Services CAPTURING YOUR DAY IN THE WATER. Music presents the 2012 SET UP YOUR SHOOT TODAY: drewhylandstudio.com/surf BECOME A FOSTER PARENT. Provide a safe and stable environment for youth 13-18 for them to learn and grow in their own community. Contact the Humboldt County Department of Health and Human Services Foster Care Hotline at 441-5013 and ask for Peggy. (C-0124) /e s$a 10v PARTY! @ t 15e $h ! SEPT. 21, 8PM eR tO da DO EUREKA THEATER MUSIC by THE TROUBLE MISSING LINK'S MATT N' ADAM HUMBOLDT HUCKLEBERRY FLINT FOOD from `Best Of' winners past and present DRINKS Beer and wine and a signature cocktail created by Amy Stewart, "The Drunken Botanist" TICKETS available at Missing Link Records in Arcata and The Works in Eureka *entertainment subject to change Harvey's Harvey's Ha H arvey's a arvey y at CommUnITy CrISIS SUpporT: ADVANCE TICKETS TILL SEPT. 20, 5PM Old Town, Eureka 212 F St., 444-2936 ALLIANCE LAWN & GARDEN CARE. Affordable, Dependable, and Motivated Yard maintenance. We'll take care of all your basic lawn and garden needs. Including hedging, trimming, mowing, and hauling. Call for estimates (707) 834-9155, (707) 825-1082. (S-1122) SEWING SERVICE. Stitch in Time repairs & alterations. Fri. and Sat. 11 a.m.- 5 p.m. 1038 11th street, Arcata. 707-496-3447 (S-1227) ARCATA CLEANING COMPANY. The non-toxic cleaning solution for your home or office. 707-8227819. (S-1227) CLARITY WINDOW CLEANING. Services available. Call Julie 8391518. (S-1227) MCKEEVER ENERGY AND ELECTRIC. McKeever Energy & Electric, Inc. Electrical Contracting, Renewable Energy, Planning & Design. Contact Nate McKeever at 707.822.0100, firstname.lastname@example.org, or www.mckeeverenergy.com. Lic # 965286. (S-1227) WRITING CONSULTANT/EDITOR. Fiction, nonfiction, poetry. Dan Levinson, MA, MFA. 4438373. www.ZevLev.com. (S-1227) BE A LIFE SAVER! Your blood donation is always needed!! Call the Northern California Community Blood Bank. Call for Bloodmobile schedule. 2524 Harrison St., Eureka, 443-8004 ALL UNDER ER HEAVEN HE H EA AV VE EN N & Arcata Plaza 825-7760 Humboldt Co. mental HealtH Crisis line Legal Services Kathleen Bryson Attorney DUI & DMV Hearings Cultivation/Possession Juvenile Delinquency Misdemeanors & Felonies Former Hum. Co. Deputy DA Member of CA DUI Lawyers Assoc. FREE CONSULTATION 732 5th Street, Suite C, Eureka, CA 95501 707.268.8600 email@example.com ROAD TRIX ENTERTAINMENT. Live Music. Private Parties, Bars, Gatherings of all Kinds. Bookings, Bradley Dean, 832-7419. (M-1108) MUSIC LESSONS. Piano, Guitar, Voice, Flute, etc. Piano tuning, Instrument repair. Digital multitrack recording. (707) 476-9239. (M-1122) SAXOPHONE/FLUTE LESSONS. All ages, beginner-advanced, jazz improvisation, technique. Susie Laraine: 441-1343. (M-1227) GUITAR/PIANO/VOICE LESSONS. All ages, beginning and intermediate. Seabury Gould 444-8507. (M-1227) 445-7715 1-888-849-5728 443-6042 1-866-668-6543 rape Crisis team Crisis line Humboldt domestiC ViolenCe serViCes 1-800 SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433) 1-800-273-TALK national suiCide preVention lifeline service directory northcoastjournal.com national Crisis home & Hotline 445-2881 The Wedding Guide is available at newsstands and garden wedding retailers throughout Humboldt & online at Looking for a romantic getaway? Community LIVING AFTER A SUICIDE. Explore the difficult aftermath that friends and family experience after a suicide. Discuss it at LifetreeCafe this week, Sun. Sept. 23, 7 p.m. 76 13th St., Arcata. 672-2919, www.campbellcreek.org for more info. (C-0920) SEX/ PORN DAMAGING YOUR LIFE & RELATIONSHIPS ? Confidential help is available. firstname.lastname@example.org or 845-8973 (C-1227) PREGNANT? CONSIDERING ADOPTION? Talk with caring agency specializing in matching Birthmothers with Families nationwide. LIVING EXPENSES PAID. Call 24/7 Abby's One True Gift Adoptions 866-413-6293 (Void in Illinois) (AAN CAN) (C-0920) YoutH serViCe bureau YoutH & familY Crisis Hotline home & garden 444-2273 service directory Music PIANO LESSONS BEGINNING TO ADVANCED ALL AGES. 30 years joyful experience teaching all piano styles. Juilliard trained, remote lessons available. Nationally Certified Piano Teacher. Humboldtpianostudio.com. (707) 502-9469 (M-1115) PIANO LESSONS. Beginners, all ages. Experienced. Judith Louise 476-8919. (M-1227) TOO MANY TUBAS, OVERWHELMED WITH STUFF? Are your crowded shelves an earthquake hazard? List it all here. 442-1400. VISA/MC Need some help home around the house? & garden service directory home & service directory service directory see page 28 northcoastjournal.com � NORTH COAST JOURNAL � THURSDAY, SEPT. 20, 2012 garden 53 body, mind CONTINUED FROM PAGE 53 &Spirit LOW COST FLU CLINICS Open to the Humboldt Community CD releaSe party for Denise payne-Ollivier's first album, Sounds For Healing Volume I,the Opening October 7th, 4:30 pm at Hum Spa in McKinleyville Be the first to experience these healing meditations. Denise will finish with live playing of singing bowls and other ancient instruments. CDs will be available to purchase. Space is limited, call 707-839-9540 for more info. with Margy Emerson Martial Arts Academy Sunny Brae Shopping Ctr., Arcata 13-Week Session Starts Week of Sept 17 3 ProgrAMS: � Traditional T'ai Chi Annex � 2440 23rd Street Flu Clinic Hot Line: 268-2347 $25 cash or check www.northcoast-medical.com COLON HYDROTHERAPY WITH MOLLY LEUTHNER. At Jade Dragon Medical Spa. Closed System. Using an F.D.A. approved medical device, warm water is gently inserted into the colon. When the colon contracts, the water is flushed out through the device. Take an internal bath! 822-4300. (MB-1011) BREATHE LOVE, AXIS MUNDI ASTROLOGY INTEGRATED WITH YOUR SUBTLE ENERGY. Gain clarity for self-empowerment. Rev. Elisabeth Zenker, MSW; (707) 8451450. www.sacredenergyspace. com (MB-1122) do TERRA ESSENTIAL OILS. Amazing results with no side effects. Maureen Brundage, (707) 498-7749, www.thinkdoterra. com/19719 (MB-1115) NEEDING SOME SUPPORT RIGHT NOW? Experienced counselor & therapist Linda Nesbitt, MSW, LCSW (Lic#18830) is expanding her practice and welcoming new clients. Focusing on stress/anxiety, depression, grief/loss, trauma recovery, relationship challenges and postpartum support. EMDR Advanced Trained. (707) 268-0929. (MB-1025) TAROT AS AN EVOLUTIONARY PATH. Classes in Eureka and Arcata. Private mentorships, readings. Carolyn Ayres, 442-4240, www. tarotofbecoming.com. (MB-1227) COACHING FOR PERSONAL EVOLUTION WITH REBECCA OWEN. Access your wholeness by cultivating your Presence in the Now and learning to clear old patterns. 822-5253. (MB-0920) THE SPINE IS YOUR CONDUIT FOR LIFE-FORCE ENERGY. Open to the Alignment of Your Whole Self: Chiropractic by Dr. Scott Winkler, D.C. and Energy Work by Rebecca Owen. 822-1676. (MB-0920) HIGHER EDUCATION FOR SPIRITUAL UNFOLDMENT. Bachelors, Masters, D.D./Ph.D., distance learning, University of Metaphysical Sciences. Bringing professionalism to metaphysics. (707) 822-2111 (MB-1227) ZUMBA WITH MARLA JOY. Elevate, Motivate, Celebrate another day of living. Exercise in Disguise. Now is the time to start, don't wait. All ability levels are welcome. Every Mon. and Thurs. at the Bayside Grange 6-7 p.m., 2297 Jacoby Creek Rd. $6/$4 Grange members. Every Wed. 6-7 p.m. in Fortuna at the Monday Club, 610 Main St. Every Tues. at the Trinidad Town Hall, Noon and every Thurs. at the Eureka Vets Hall, Noon. Marla Joy (707) 845-4307, marlajoy. zumba.com (MB-1227) AIKIDO. Is an incredibly fascinating and enriching non-violent martial art with its roots in traditional Japanese budo. Focus is on personal growth and pursuit of deeper truth instead of competition and fighting. Yet the physical power you can develop is very real. Come observe any time and give it a try! The dojo is on Arcata Plaza above the mattress store, entrance is around back. Class every weeknight starting at 6 p.m., beginning enrollment is ongoing. www.northcoastaikido. org, email@example.com, 826-9395. (MB-1227) Wallet ID cards available (707) 826-1165 � T'ai Chi for Back Pain and Arthritis � 42 Combined Forms -private lessons availableFor Schedule and Fees: www.margaretemerson.com or Thursday Sept. 20 9am - 5pm Tuesday - Friday Sept. 25-28 8:30am - 12:30pm 2pm - 5pm 822-6508 Visit any class free! Eureka Internal Medicine Insurance billed for EIM patients. Depressed? Anxious? Relationship issues? Family problems? Just need someone to talk to? Counseling services available for individuals, couples and families. Bonnie M. Carroll, LCSW LCS # 23232 1225 Central Ave. Suite 3 McKINLEYVILLE 839-1244 BE A LIFE SAVER! Your blood donation is always needed!! Call the Northern California Community Blood Bank. Call for Bloodmobile schedule. 2524 Harrison St., Eureka, 443-8004 BUY THE BLUE PILL! Cialis 20mg, Viagra 100mg. 44 pills for only $99.00. Discreet shipping, Satisfaction guaranteed. Call Now 1-888-763-6153. (MB-0920) CANADA DRUG CENTER. Safe and affordable medications. Save up to 75% on your medication needs. Call 1-888-817-3223 ($10.00 off your first prescription and free shipping.) (AAN CAN) (MB-0920) LOSE WEIGHT/GAIN HEALTH, FROM THE INSIDE OUT. Dave Berman, Certified Hypnotist and Master Practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP). (707) 845-3749. www. ManifestPositivity.com. Helping the YOUniverse conspire on your behalf. (MB-0920) MIDLIFE MASSAGE & BODYWORK FOR WOMEN. Danielle Jeanne, CMP (CAMTC #26673) 269-0514. (MB-1011) WHY CRANIOSACRAL BODYWORK? Migraines, deeply-held emotions, chronic pain, and more greatly benefit from this gentle reconnection of your body's circuitry. Bodyworker since 1979. Cecilie Hooper 6773969. (MB-1018) CERTIFIED MASSAGE THERAPIST. Samantha Dudman-Miller, (707) 616-6031. (MB-0124) GOOD HEALTH is a great New Year's resolution. Your new health practitioner may be listed here. Tell them you saw their notice in the Journal. EVERY PART OF YOU HAS A SECRET LANGUAGE, YOUR HANDS AND YOUR FEET SAY WHAT YOU'VE DONE. Rumi. Learn their language. Reflexology classes start Oct. 15. Early registration discount. http:// www.reflexologyinstruction. com/ (707) 822-5395 (MB-0927) NEW CLIENTS $10 OFF. Myrtletowne Healing Center 1480, #A Myrtle Ave. A Hidden Gem on Myrtle Ave., specializing in therapeutic massage. We will assist you on your road to recovery or work with you on that chronic pain issue. Swedish, deep tissue, trigger point, reflexology, acupressure, uterine centering, lymph drainage, lomi lomi, and more. Founders Hilary Wakefield and Sarah Maier are both Doulas, we do pregnancy massage as well! You are worth it, call today (707) 441-9175 (MB-0927) ARCATA ZEN GROUP MEDITATION. Beginners welcome. Sun., 8 a.m. North Coast Aikido Center, on F St. between 8th and 9th in Arcata. Wed., 6-7 p.m. at First Christian Church, 730 K, Eureka, ramp entrance and upstairs; newcomers please come 5 minutes early. Sun. contact, 826-1701. Wed. contact, barryevans9@ yahoo.com, or for more info. call (707) 826-1701, www.arcatazengroup.org. (MB-1227) Low Cost 215 Evaluation Center Do it Legally Renew Your 215 From Any Doctor or Clinic For Less Walk-ins Welcome Wed & Sat 12-6pm Special discount for Seniors, SSI , Veterans & Students VE $ 50 New First Tim MMJ Patie e nts S $ 85 All Renewals Starting At GIT YER VALSSAGE! For your aches, pains, and personal gains. Call for appointment today! (707) 599-5639 Certified Massage Therapist A with men tion of this ad Lowest Price Evaluations in HC Medical Cannabis Consultants Valerie Schramm (across from HC Court House) (707) 407- 0527 508 I Street, Eureka 54 NORTH COAST JOURNAL � THURSDAY, SEPT. 20, 2012 � northcoastjournal.com 2850 E St., Eureka www.northcoastjournal.com (Henderson Center), 707 2355 Central Ave., McKinleyville 707 269-2400 839-9093 www.communityrealty.net Treating Bulimia, Anorexia, Binge-Eating. Call 441-1484 Kim Moor, MFT #37499 this week Scan this code to see our listings online. Scan ad codes to visit our realtors' websites directly. 4 bed, 2 bath, 2,148 sq ft home in Dow's Prairie, rare opportunity, horse property, rental income, easy country living, shop/garage, pasture, barn for horses, triplex, lovely backyard with fruit trees real estate ASTROLOGY & TAROT. With Salina Rain: Readings, Counseling and Classes. Mon., 1:25 p.m. KHSU 90.5 FM. (707) 668-5408. astro@ salinarain.com, www.salinarain. com. (MB-1227) DANCE-FIT. Dance, aerobics & strength training all in one class! Mon., Wed. & Fri. 9-10 a.m First class is free. Drop in for $5 per class or 14 classes for $55. No Limits tap & jazz studio, corner of 10th & K st. Arcata. 825-0922 (MB-1227) Your new health practitioner may be listed here. Tell them you saw their notice in the Journal. $549,000 3 bed, 2 bath, 1,534 sq ft Westhaven home on 5 flat forested acres, large south facing yard, 2 large agricultural buildings totaling 5,376 sq ft, income is over $1,500 per month, very comfortable $480,000 this we real est Zoom in on our online map to see this week's featured properties. Check out our Real Estate & Rental Listings in our Marketplace ARCATA An Association of Independently Owned and Operated Realty Brokerages Institute of Healing Arts Loving Hands, this week NEW DIRECT LINE - 24/7 - 707.476.0435 real estate 3 bed, 2 bath, 1,900 sq ft McKinleyville home in Pillor Estates, wood flooring, tile counters, Jacuzzi tub in master, gas stove in living room, sunroom, large deck, .23 acre lot, two storage sheds $269,500 REDU CED P RICE! Charlie Tripodi Land Agent #01332697 7 0 7. 8 3 4 . 3 2 41 MASSAGE THERAPY Weekend Massage Clinic Special � hour $30 1 hour $45 Est. 1979 707.445.8811 ext.124 MCKINLEYVILLE: You get elbow room with this newer home on a quiet corner lot. Lots of natural light, open floor plan, vaulted ceiling in family room. Native landscaping, access to backyard for RV/boat storage. Close to Hiller Park and Hammond Trail. MLS#235587 $284,500 Mon.-Fri. 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sat. 9 to 5; Sun. 12 to 4 739 12th St., Fortuna www.lovinghandsinstitute.com 725-9627 Sylvia Garlick #00814886 Broker GRI/ Owner 1629 Central Ave., McKinleyville 707-839-1521 � firstname.lastname@example.org Blue Lake Land/ Property panoramic 160 acres near Snow Camp $375,000 mountain. Year round creek, developed water system, rolling meadows with scattered second growth and pockets of old growth trees. GOT POISON OAK? Looking for testers for a new poison oak treatment. FREE SAMPLES Redwood Pharmaceuticals 2107 Harrison Eureka, CA 502-3616 Need help finding the home improvement experts? Willow Creek Land/Property +/-250 acres near Waterman Ridge, only a half an hour from Willow Creek. property boasts Southern exposure, timber, two large year round springs, great access and multiple developed building sites. Swayback Ridge Land/Property $199,000 pRICe Re duCed $450,000 +/-40 acres Jack Rabbit Valley. Sloping property with valley views, 3 cleared flats, year round springs, developed solar water system, meadows and scattered trees. home & garden service directory 2120 Campton Rd. Ste #C � euReka, Ca 95503 w w w. h u m b o l d t l a n d m a n . c o m NORTH SEPT. 20, 2012 2012 northcoastjournal.com �� NorthCOAST Coast JOURNAL Journal � THURSDAY, Thursday, Sept. northcoastjournal.com 55 15th Annual Farm Store Pet Fair S AT S EPT 22 nd 10 AM TO 4 PM Join us at The Farm Store and help support our Local Rescue and Non-profit Groups. There will be animals for adoption, demonstrations, numerous activities, food, fun and music! Lend p l e aH d n a H ing The Pawlor Ask about our pick-up & delivery service 707-444-2444