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A Relic’s Rant Editor: Um, excuse me, but what exactly do you mean (“Burlesque,” Jan. 26) by “She looks magazine fresh, more LA than Humboldt, despite the fact she’s been here six years?” Not all snaggle-toothed and barnacleencrusted like the rest of us? Hey, if I hadn’t just about come to peaceful terms with my not-too-badly-decayed degree of 62-year-old decrepitude, I would be insulted. Sheesh. Catherine Barnes, Eureka    

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Editor: I’d like to comment on Rees Hughes’ article (“Walk on the Wild Side of 101,” Jan.

19), and to commend Stacey Becker for occasionally for excursions and for history her response (Mailbox, Jan. 26). I’m thankeducation for our children, it is worth ful that Mr. Hughes at least said, “rail to maintaining it for its original purpose. trail or rail and trail.” To those who wrote Howdy Emerson, Trinidad opposing the rail I would say the track is anything but vacant land, and giving up Write a letter! Please try to make it no the “dream of the railroad” is to ignore more than 350 words and include your full our own history. name, place of residence and phone numThe railroads are an integral part of our ber (we won’t print your number). Send it local history, and it saddens me to think to they might be completely erased from our • present. There is an enthusiastic group of people working to restore rail activity around the bay.  Their efforts should be honored. One of the things that I love about this area is a general desire for inclusiveness. I’m certain we went down to the beach through the Ma-le’l a trail can be devised that also Dunes to find the young pelican stranded above maintains the rail for rail traffic. Consider the city of Los the tide Angeles, which years ago diswe retrieved her from the rising tide, as the sun mantled its rail system and has slipped behind the offshore wind and the gulls recently spent billions to rebuild it. Even if our track is only used dove and fell in the white frothing surf and plovers

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ran over the feathered sand in remembrance of flight she opened her left wing and i covered her with a sheet for the long walk back — dune mat quivering in the chilled wind. we hurried to the car, the pelican so large and so light, so thin — from the center of the expanse of the wind-driven sand — i stopped, not breathless, without knowing why — i stopped and faced the entirety of the sky. a long look up and around and behind — the widening sea, the advancing rhyme, the sand alive beneath everyone’s feet and the pelican had died beneath her blue and white sheet.  we took her to the top of an unclimbed dune and placed her so she could — if she would — face the sea. what do i know? i guess i know this: she’d taken a last look around, a lingering goodbye, using my eyes. — Monte Merrick

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t first, all was dandy. It was the year 2000, and a grandma in McKinleyville named Pat Hassen had launched a project dear to her three grandsons’ hearts into a magnificent ollie: She and a bunch of others were going to get a skateboard park built. It would be more than that — scooter riders and BMXers and rollerbladers could use it, too. It was going to be world-class, designed and built by Grindline, a Seattle company touted as the best by bigshots in the skate industry. It would be expensive, sure — about $350,000, probably more. But, with its full pipe and other tricks, it might cause Oregon-bound Bay Area skate pros to divert their route from I-5 to 101 so they could jog up to McKinleyville. There wouldn’t be one like it till you hit Ukiah, going south, or Brookings going north. By 2001, the McKinleyville Skate Park Organization had some money rolling in, including a $10,000 grant from Simpson Timber. More important, the McKinleyville Community Services District board of directors had jumped onto that soaring,

ambitious plank and offered, tentatively, a spot in Hiller Park, across the freeway from the main part of town. Once the skate park was built, the district would maintain it. In 2007 the site was switched to Pierson Park, in the center of town and deemed ideal by the skate folks. Slide ahead to February 2012, and where is the skate park project? Still hovering in the air, not even quite mid-jump yet, and there’s no telling when it might be ripping down the back swell toward a glorious smooth landing, pulled by gravity and success. Money’s the main problem — the organization needs to raise more than $350,000 to build the park, and to date has only raised $87,000 in cash or cash commitments. And because it has been slow to raise funds, the skate park group recently lost, at least temporarily, its preferred site as well as a pledge of $25,000 in what are called Quimby funds from the district. The district says it wants to keep working with the organization, but for now it needs the Pierson land and the funds continued on page 9

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to use as leverage to attract matching grants for other, more likely projects — in particular, for furnishing a soon-to-bebuilt teen center. But MCSD Parks and Recreation Director Jason Sehon says the district remains committed to providing land and Quimby funds to the skate park when it’s closer to its funding goals. “We are not trying to ‘squash the skate park,’” Sehon said last week. “But they’ve been raising funds for the past 12 years, and they still have a long ways to go.” It’s a bit of a quandary, really, for the skate park organization, which also had relied on the funds and the specific land to try to entice grant givers and other potential donors. Plus, the organization already commissioned a project design from Grindline specifically for the Pierson site. But skate park organization president Charlie Caldwell said he could see the services district’s point in wanting to leverage support for the teen center, a project that’s ready to go now. “I’m not in disagreement with them in that,” he said. “I’m a youth pastor; I work with teenagers. But it is going to make it harder for us.” An outsider might look at the situation and say, well, that land and those funds haven’t exactly brought dumploads of cash in yet, have they? Twelve years and they’ve raised just $87,000? Caldwell said that’s not an unusual amount of time, and that much of the money was raised in the last few years. He said lately he’s been hearing more from community members wanting to help, and several companies have offered labor when the time comes to build the park. “It’s normal,” he said. “We’re all skaters. We don’t have deep pockets.” It’s true that such projects can take time. Bruce Young, director of the city of Eureka’s public works department, said Eureka’s skate park was about 20 years in the making. “The biggest thing is funding,” Young said. “You have a dream that everybody agrees is a good one, and then you have to figure a way to get some money. For us, it wasn’t possible for the city general fund to do it.” Former Eureka city councilman Jeff Leonard said first the city tried to build the park on its own, then different groups took it over in later years. The project really didn’t kick into gear, however, until Leonard, a skater himself, and other skaters got involved. Then it just took eight years to push it to completion. In the end, it cost nearly $700,000, from a combination of grants, donations, government funding and in-kind support such as

donated supplies and labor. Leonard said one reason McKinleyville’s skate park organization might be taking longer to raise funds is that many of its members took some time out to help raise funds for the Eureka park, which opened in December 2009. And now, perhaps, it’s time for McKinleyville’s push. The McKinleyville skaters believe so, and they hope to get Pierson back as the dedicated site. “It’s the perfect site,” said skate park organization member Mike Kennedy. “It’s centrally located in downtown. It’s already in a park that gets a lot of uses. It’s easy to access, and it’s right next to the Sheriff’s substation, fire station and shops. And you can take the bus there. It’s a safe, open park.” MCSD Board Vice President David Couch said last week that the board recognizes this is a difficult time to be trying to raise money, and that it’s not trying to hurry or discourage the skate park organization. He said he hopes the Pierson site is there for them when they finally have the money to build their park. “I personally think having a skateboard park next to the teen center is a slam dunk,” Couch said. “But it’s just a matter of how we get it done; it’s a matter of timing and funding.” The community services district board agreed to revisit the site issue in 90 days, after the skate park organization has had a chance to talk it over with the recreation advisory committee. In the meantime, Caldwell is ramping up the fundraising. Caldwell, who at 50 is still skating strong, is the guy with the ramps in McKinleyville. Local kids who haven’t given up entirely on the park idea and gone strictly to longboarding down some of McKinleyville’s hillier streets often end up at Caldwell’s house to skate these ramps. Caldwell wants to begin hauling the ramps over to the McKinleyville movie theater’s parking lot on Saturdays and hold clinics to raise money. He’s been thinking harder about what to do for the cause ever since Pat Hassen, the grandmother who got this skate park idea rolling, died last September. Two months before she passed away, she had called Caldwell to her side. “She said, ‘Charlie, what’s happening with the skate park?’” Caldwell recalled. “So I filled her in. You know, it was her just asking, ‘Charlie, you’re still at it aren’t you?’ She wanted confirmation I hadn’t given up.” He hasn’t given up. Nor have others, he said, even if they, or their kids, might be adults by the time the park’s built. l  

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CR Accreditation in Peril College of the Redwoods was notified Friday that it has been placed on “show cause” accreditation status by the Accrediting Commission for Junior and Community Colleges (ACCJC), due to deficiencies that date back to 1999. The “show cause” sanction is the final step before losing accreditation. In a letter to Interim Superintendent/ President Uptal Goswami, the ACCJC outlined nine recommendations for coming back into compliance with standards. Judging from the recommendations, the deficiencies at CR are serious and wideranging — from the measurement of student outcomes to distribution of course syllabi, insufficient employee evaluations and sub-par communication from the Board of Trustees. The college will be required to submit a report documenting measures taken to

address the deficiencies by Oct. 15 of this year. If the college fails to demonstrate “consistent and reliable compliance” with ACCJC standards, it will lose its accreditation in January, 2013. ● THE PRESS RELEASE IS ON OUR WEBSITE. BY RYAN BURNS / FEB. 3, 1:48 P.M.

Squires Must Pay Eureka Humboldt County’s most infamous slumlords have been ordered to pay the city of Eureka more than $26,000 in attorneys’ fees. Floyd and Betty Squires unsuccessfully sued the city last year, arguing that they had been unfairly singled out for renting substandard hovels. If you’re unfamiliar with the Squires’ track record, you can find links to some of the highlights – er – lowlights, on our website. ● BY RYAN BURNS / FEB. 2, 3:48 P.M.

Ex-CR President in Trouble UPDATE 7:52 p.m.: Marsee has been placed on administrative leave. It must feel like déjà vu for controversial former College of the Redwoods President/Superintendent Jeff Marsee. Just eight months into his new job as president of San Joaquin Delta College, Marsee on Monday received overwhelming votes of “no confidence” from staff and faculty unions (whose complaints sound remarkably similar to those leveled against him by CR employees). Delta College’s Board of Trustees is meeting today to discuss the possible discipline or termination of Marsee. Critics at Delta accuse Marsee of showing “blatant disregard” for policies and


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staccato rain hits the metal roof, the heater hums, the engine idles in a rhythmic rumble, and the driver chitchats. For now, this school bus aside the curb at South Fork High School in Miranda is almost quiet, an emptyseated cavern of calmness on a Friday afternoon. Then … the door swings open and in bounds a roar that’s anything but dull. As if pressurized by a week of school, freshly released from classrooms and questions, about 60 teenagers ascend the steps in a steady, swift, focused flow. They hit the center aisle, conform to a single file and move toward the choicest remaining seats. Each student seems to carry on at least one loud conversation, some seemingly with themselves. It’s a cohort based not on aptitude, gender, grade level, family income nor ethnicity, but on a string of geography shared day in and day out. It creates

an impromptu after-school study group on wheels for Socialization 101, where children learn about going along, standing strong, flirting, not hurting, conversing, convulsing, enduring a doofus, sharing a seat and more. As the bus pulls out from the high school, a boy in the back unburdens himself with loud, passionate, creative cussing about a teacher who allegedly targets him repeatedly for unjust persecution. Driver Matt Stark, who knows the teacher and the student, tracks the outburst in the rearview mirror, inquires about its impetus, acknowledges the potential for injustice, and then calls for the plaintiff to quiet down and sit down. A measure of calm comes … on Stark’s second call. While Stark yields some disciplinary ground, he maintains control. “I consider their time on this bus as their time,” he says. “They’ve just put in a full day at school.” Though he’s only been driving the bus for three weeks, he knows. He’s




one of at least four Southern Humboldt Unified School District drivers who rode the district’s buses themselves as children. He rode Bus No. 40; now he drives Bus No. 6. It’s a temporary stint that fits between his seasonal work with California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, yet he says, “I can see the fulfillment in those who make it a career. It’s the kids. You get to know them. You’re taking care of them.”

For about 4,600 children in

Humboldt County, every school day starts at a bus stop — and every bus starts with a driver. “Some of these kids have had the same driver their entire (school) lives,” says Jim Stewart, superintendent of Southern Humboldt Unified School District. “The bus driver is the first person they see in the morning and the last one they see in the afternoon. Some kids spend more time with them than they do with their teachers.” From Shelter Cove to Pecwan, along the seams of river valleys and coastal plains, drivers of the roughly 100 buses in the county’s 29 school districts retrace routes a few hundred times a year. Collectively covering more than a million miles annually on county roads and highways, the bus routes run like threads through swaths of stretched-out geography. As they have for generations, the routes connect children to their education, their teachers, their bus drivers, and to each other. They run like cords past pockets of houses and dirt-road tributaries; they connect neighbor to neighbor; and they strengthen the fabric of close-knit, far-flung communities. Unless they’re cut. In mid-December, a $248 million

mid-year reduction in state schooltransportation funds suddenly took half of what districts in California were geared to spend this year on busing, including nearly $2 million from Humboldt County schools. It left communities, especially rural ones, trying to stitch together ways to keep the buses running. Immediately, the Los Angeles Unified School District sued the state, claiming the cuts would curtail federally mandated desegregation efforts. From Southern Humboldt, where the busing cost per student is 20 times that of L.A. and board trustees also view the issue through the lens of civil rights and equal access to education, a caravan was dispatched to Sacramento. In buses and cars, scores of students, school officials, drivers and parents took their protest signs and pleas to the Capitol Jan. 24 to meet with Assemblyman Wesley Chesbro and State Sen. Noreen Evans. (NPR’s California Report covered the Southern Humboldt campaign.) According to Chesbro, their message was clear: “Home-to-school transportation may be an ‘extra’ for some districts. But there are some places where home-to-school transportation is the key to whether education even exists for some children.” A coalition of rural and urban legislators and education organizations leaned on the governor, and legislative gears turned to reverse the cuts. While Gov. Jerry Brown has indicated he’ll sign a bill restoring this year’s funding, he has proposed a 2012-2013 state budget that eliminates school-transportation funds entirely. So, how did school buses reach this point? And where do they go from here? The state budget that was hammered out last summer included a so-called “trigger” provision — Assembly Bill 121 — that allowed the governor to make additional, continued on page 15

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immediate cuts from a menu of 15 options if projected revenues fell short in December. When revenues lagged, Brown pulled the trigger, cutting, along with others, option 14: the $248 million school transportation funds. (When AB 121 first ABOVE HOMEWARD BOUND WITH A HANDMADE HEART ARE (L-R) came up in the AssemKAYA LINES, SAMANTHA BAKER, DAHLIA CHERAMY AND A PARTIALLY bly, Republicans opted HIDDEN DAKOTA COX. RIGHT EIGHTH-GRADERS MARI ALTAN KATA (FRONT) AND MACY PERALL BOARD THE BUS AT SOUTH FORK HIGH out of the process and SCHOOL. COMBINED, THEY HAVE RIDDEN SOUTHERN HUMBOLDT’S the bill passed 49-0 with SCHOOL BUSES ALMOST 17 SCHOOL YEARS. PHOTOS BY SEAN KEARNS only Democratic members — including Chesfunds, every district in the state would lose bro — voting. Later, with amendments, it about two-thirds of 1 percent of its ADApassed the Assembly, 51-28, and the Senate, “When we get through with this shortbased state funding. Rather than imposing 23-17, with both Evans and Chesbro voting term battle, we’ll have to actively battle to undue burdens on rural districts heavily “Aye.” Chesbro said he voted for it because find alternative ways to fight the reducreliant on busing, every district would he hoped the cuts wouldn’t get triggered tions in next year’s budget,” Chesbro said. experience a sliver of pain. and a budget needed to be passed.) “I hope we don’t have to fight this battle According to Southern Humboldt’s In January, as the trigger’s reverberatwice.” Stewart, statewide SB 81 would cut each tions reached the state Legislature, two December’s triggered cuts hit two local district’s funding for the rest of the year bills emerged to restore the bus funding. districts particularly hard — Southern by about $46 per student. For his district, Assembly Bill 1448 would have drawn the Humboldt and Klamath-Trinity Joint UniSB 81 would mean a cut of about $35,000 $248 million from the state’s general fund; fied School District. Each has about 20 (compared to the $450,000 lost to the however, because it would add a quarterbuses. The next largest district bus fleets trigger cut). billion to the state’s deficit, it was des— Eureka, Fortuna and Northern Hum“Generally all funding is tied to ADA,” he tined to run into a proverbial ditch on the boldt Unified High School District (serving said. “We used to get block grants, but that governor’s desk. Arcata and McKinleyville) — each have went away.” Senate Bill 81 would replace the funds nine or 10. If and when the governor signs the bill instead by spreading the $248 million cut The U.S. Census puts Southern Hum— could be any day now — the buses, for evenly across the state’s schools based on boldt and Klamath-Trinity in its sparsest, now anyway, will roll as they had before districts’ “average daily attendance.” The most distant category — “rural remote.” the trigger was pulled. tradeoff: To restore the transportation The bureau might also add “rugged rainy.” These are realms where the rivers rise often, cutting deeper into an unsteady melange of forested landscape; where hillsides hovering over road cuts get heavier with saturation.

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windows on Bus No. 6 are thickly fogged by condensed conversation, yet very few get wiped to clear a view to the outside. The students, generally ranging from eighth- to 11th-graders, have seen it all before a thousand times. Their focus is inward, perhaps to a huddle over the center aisle or to their own thoughts. With headphones plugged into iPods, a few ignore the roar, which

diminishes some, but not much and only momentarily, as about half the riders disembark at Redway Elementary School. It’s the first stop, about 20 minutes into the ride, and serves as a depot for those catching rides later or spending the afternoon in town. Back on the bus, the audio track remains loud, spiked with socializing and social criticism that can be severe, sincere, reckless, refined and real. The amplitude steadily rises with a conversation that weaves between Christianity, Santa Claus, priests and sexuality until a boy overrides it with an urgent plea: “Stop with the religion talk! This always goes nowhere fast.” The subject shifts. A quick ridership survey, by a show of held-up fingers, reveals that about a third have ridden the bus for up to six years, about a third have ridden it for seven to nine years, and a third are, for the moment, not paying any adults any unnecessary attention. On the driver’s radio comes a call from dispatch: A mom missed picking her son up at school by 30 seconds; he got on the bus, but she wants him with her; plans are made for an unscheduled stop to hand him off; and the bus pulls over. The boy reacts with confusion — “My mom? What? Here?” — then gathers his goods and lumbers off with minimal fanfare. The bus rolls on. Looking accustomed to sharing a bench seat with each other, two girls — one in 10th grade, the other in 11th — continue a quiet conversation. Then, as the bus approaches her stop, one of them bolts upright with a realization: “Oh my God!! I forgot to call my mom (to let her know I took the bus). I’m gonna have to walk home in the rain!” A boy consoles her: “It’s not so bad.” “It’s FIVE miles,” she replies before getting off where a dirt road comes in from the backcountry. Led by alpha and beta males, the cohort’s conversation continues to veer across the adolescent mindscape from topic to topic: • O.J. Simpson’s full name (“it’s Orenthal James”) • local radio (“this song is really annoying”)’ continued on next page • NORTH COAST JOURNAL • THURSDAY, FEB. 9, 2012



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• Bruno Mars (“I don’t usually like mainstream music”) • ancestry (“I’m part Asian.” “No you’re not.” “Really. My great-grandpa was Filipino.”) • quotes from the movie “Super Troopers” (“The snozzberries taste like snozzberries”) • explosives and snacks (“I nearly blew up the Miranda Market in sixth grade; I put a Poptart in the microwave for like three minutes and it practically exploded.”) • and views on sex (don’t ask, won’t tell).

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formed by combining 19 independent districts in 1948, today enrolls about one student for each of its 773 square miles. About 700 of them ride the bus each day to one of five elementary schools, South Fork High School or the Osprey Learning Center. Until this year, its transportation had been fully funded by the state. Faced with a $450,000 cut to its $1.1 million annual transportation budget (which


was already hit with a $227,000 cut last summer), Southern Humboldt’s school board voted Jan. 3 to send 13 layoff notices — to its drivers, mechanic and transportation supervisor. On Jan. 20, the board authorized drawing $90,000 from the district’s reserve funds and up to another $245,000 next year to keep some buses rolling. How would the district run buses with a quarter for every former dollar? By reducing daily routes from 1,200 to 300


miles. By laying off most of its transportation staff. By asking parents to deliver younger children to the elementary schools and to bring older ones close to the Highway 101 corridor. “From there, we’ll get them to Miranda [site of the South Fork High School and the Osprey Learning Center]. We’re going

to ask parents to depend on each other for carpooling,” said Stewart. The district is also “giving serious consideration” to charging parents for bus passes, with exceptions for low-income families — a strategy adopted in recent years by other school districts. The current level of service costs the district about $1,500 annually for each student rider. “That’s Plan B,” he said. “Plan A is to lobby Sacramento. Specifically, we’re going to ask them to stop this attack on rural education. Every additional dollar we spend on transportation is money coming straight from the classroom.” In the Klamath-Trinity district, the annual busing cost is about $1,440 per student riders. There each day, collectively about 600 students (about 60 percent of total enrollment) are bused along about 1,000 miles of roads to and from nine different schools, including Hoopa Valley High School. Covering 940 square miles, the district is geographically the largest in Humboldt County and among the largest in the state.

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Its roads can be rough. For example, most of the 26-mile route from Jack Norton Elementary School in the north to the high school is a one-lane road along the Klamath River bank, with steep cliffs, thick forests and free-range cattle. According to KlamathTrinity Superintendent Michael Reid, about 12 students make the trip each day. With stops, roundtrip on some routes can take three hours or more. The district also offers a daily 6 p.m. bus homeward-bound from Hoopa to serve students involved in tutoring, sports and other school activities. Klamath-Trinity’s share of the state’s reduction amounted to a cut of about $330,000 — roughly half — from the district’s transportation funding. According to Reid, the district kept a finger on the pulse of the budget. “There were clues in the governor’s proposal that trouble could be triggered,” he said. Early on the district adopted a strategy to draw up to $600,000 from its reserves to buy time, maintaining service levels for this year and next. The district’s budget

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crosses over the Mattole River, Stark guides it into a gravel clearing pocked with puddles to drop off a girl who transfers like clockwork to a waiting SUV. As the road ascends toward the last ridge, ridership dwindles to three boys and three girls. A girl curls up to return to “Paycheck,” a 1952 sci-fi collection by Philip K. Dick. The book begins: “All at once he was in motion. Around him smooth jets hummed. He was on a small private rocket cruiser, moving leisurely across the afternoon sky, between cities.” By the last crest toward the coast, more than hour into the ride, the group has quieted down before the descent toward Shelter Cove. Then, unprompted, one student muses on the journey and its length: “You get used to it.” Another adds, “I don’t even notice it after awhile.” They both talk of friends from town who can’t fathom it as a daily routine. At the Shelter Cove Fire Department, 33 miles from Miranda, Stark releases his last few charges into the gale-blown elements of a raging downpour. Parked parents wait behind windshields nearby.


After a break to stretch, Stark settles back behind the wheel and heads the bus back up the hill, back across Bear Creek, toward a particularly hairy hairpin turn. “On the way down you can keep the bus in your lane,” he says. “But on the way up you have to look up the hill to make sure no one’s coming, then get in the ‘wrong’ lane and make the turn. And do it slowly.” At a crawl, he intensely eyeballs the road up ahead. It’s clear, so he takes over the curve’s outside, on-coming lane. A rain-swollen waterfall cascades next to the bus on the uphill bank; and, from around the bend up ahead, a truck comes slowly downhill in the bus’s temporary lane. Everyone’s paying attention, wheels roll into rightful places, and nothing goes wrong. Later, on a flat stretch near Briceland,

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Stark pulls over one last time, letting a trailing car pass by. “I hate driving behind buses,” he says.

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Klamath River, and in rural districts throughout the state, people are getting behind school buses. After the abrupt detour of the triggered cuts, there’s no sign on the road ahead that offers much hope for next year. Communities worry that the impacts of major reductions in school transportation will create a downward spiral: As bus service declines, more students will be home-schooled, will transfer to other districts, or will simply miss school more often. Then average daily attendance (ADA) will decline and with it the lion’s share of a district’s funding; and, ultimately, like a fractured hillside subjected

to a succession of storms, education will erode further. In the drivers’ lounge of Southern Humboldt’s transportation yard, a couple of seasoned drivers in between runs take refuge from the roads and the rain. They talk of premature retirement, finding other jobs, a recent back-of-the-bus bullying incident, and how there used to be twice as many drivers and mechanics a generation ago. But mostly they wonder aloud about how families on the geographic and economic fringes are going to make it. Mary Hays, a Southern Humboldt bus driver for four years, says, “One mom told me, ‘I’m not smart enough to homeschool.’ But I’m most concerned about those families with no car, no money to ride the bus, no money to move, and no money to home-school.” Bobby Lahr has been driving the district’s buses since 1989. Before that, in the 1970s, he rode them to junior high and high school. He and his wife have no children of their own; but he’s come to know hundreds whom he’s watched over as they’ve grown up along his routes. “Somewhere along the line,” he says, “people have forgotten what this is all about. It’s about the kids. It’s about our future. They have a right to have at least as good an education as we had.” ●

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know, I know. Valentine’s Day! Ick. Heart-shaped boxes of chocolate lined with those weird paper doilies, a card that plays a song — who does that, anyway? It’s a strange holiday. Single people hate it or ignore it, happy old married couples don’t need it, and anyone in a new, untested relationship approaches it with terror. What’s needed is a smaller, more thoughtful and more elegant gesture. I’m thinking a sexy red drink, one that you can make for your beloved or — what the hell — for your friends. Or just for yourself. One fabulous flaming red drink in the middle of winter.

That is something I actually want to celebrate. Sparkling wine. The easiest possible way to approach this is to pick up a bottle of a red sparkling wine. In Italy this is called lambrusco, which is the name of a red wine grape. It is only slightly fizzy and really lovely. It’s available locally, as is Korbel Rouge, a California version that I very much like. If you enjoy both red wine and Champagne, definitely give this a try. For something sweeter, pick up a bottle of raspberry liqueur and drop it in whatever (non-red) sparkling wine you’re into. (Readers of this column know how much I like Portland-based Clear Creek Distillery’s

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13. Fire Arts Center 520 South G St. #A. The Big Elephant Show, elephant themed ceramic and glass creations; Indian fusion music by Thatcher Holvick-Norton 14. The Garden Gate 905 H St. Rachael Schlueter, oil paintings; music by Chris Parreira with special guests. 15. Hensel’s Ace Hardware Home Furnishings Store 884 Ninth St. Michelle Murphy-Ferguson, Plein Air painter. 16. Humboldt Hardware 791 Eighth St., Suite 8. Eric Felhaber, realistic fish carvings. 17. Humboldt Outfitters 860 G St. Marge Miguel, watercolor/mixed media; music by The Speakeasy Saints. 18. Humbrews 856 10th St. Humboldt Arts Project Artists. 19. Hunter Plaid Gallery 90 Sunny Brae Center. Well Hello Saul: Freedom Without Purpose is Just Boredom. 20. Ironside Gallery 900 Ninth St. Matthew Meil with gallery members and Humboldt Arts Project Artists. 21. Jambalaya 915 H St. Andrea Romero, painter. 22. Libation 761 Eighth St. Rocky Whitlow, St. Valentine’s Day Inspired Multimedia Artworks; music by guitarist Duncan Burgess. 23. Mazzotti’s 773 Eighth St. Jen Mackey, mixed media. 24. Moonrise Herbs 826 G St. Folk singer and guitarist Chief. 25. Moore’s Sleepworld 876 G St. Robert Hanynes, sculptor; Jennifer Green, photography; Sanford Pyron, oil paintings; Dorian Daneau, cast bronze sculptor; music by The Backstreet Band; Annual Art Auction for Jacoby Creek School. 26. Morning Star 1041 H St. TBA 27. Natural Selection 708 Ninth St. Bea Stanley, paintings. North Soles Footwear 853 H St. Arcata Arts Institute. 29. Om Shala Yoga 858 10th St. Christine Ciarcia, photography; Arts! Arcata After party: all ages dance party from 9 p.m.-12 a.m. 30. Plaza Design 808 G St. Anastasia Zielinski, recent mixed media works; Live music by HartStrings. 31. Redwood Curtain Brewing Company 550 S G St. #6 Jon Chapman, band photos. 32) Robert Goodman Winery 937 10th St. Sage Irie, pen and ink; Jennifer Green, photography;


Arts! Arcata is Arcata Main Street’s monthly celebration of visual and performing arts, held at more than 30 participating locations in Arcata. Visit for even more information about the event or call 822-4500.


Sierra Martin, sand, oil and glue. 33. The Rocking Horse 791 Eighth St. Children’s art from Arcata Elementary School. 34. Soul to Soul Spa & Footbar 854 10th St. Lynn Carlin, Coy Fish Acrylics. 35. Stair Gallery 839 Ninth St. Steven Vander Meer, figure drawings/photography show entitled Bare Your Valentine. 36. Student Access Gallery 1 Harpst St. Foyer Gallery: Alison Kirishian and Loren, mixed media show, LeBlanc Stories Without Words; Karshner Lounge Gallery: Sylvie Dakota Huhn, mixed media; The Student Business Services Gallery: Greece Study Abroad 2011, mixed media. 37. Upstairs Art Gallery 1063 G St. The Best from Bug Press. 38. US Bank* 953 G St. Mike Blair, mike’s metal works. *These venues are open only during regular hours



Constructed Paintings

Sierra Martin at the Ironside Gallery By Jason Marak

“A man begins cutting his wisdom teeth the first time he bites off more than he can chew.” Herb Caen

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he Ironside Gallery is one of the newest cooperative galleries in Humboldt County. Formed in 2011, it offers a select group of area artists space to display and sell their work. The work on display rotates among more than 25 local artists and ranges from printmaking, handmade jewelry and photography to sculpture, painting, drawing, mixed media and more. Ironside Gallery manager Denise Dodd says she strives for a broad sampling of artists and art in this new, ever-changing art space. “Every month we do something we didn’t do the month before,” she explained during a recent visit to the gallery. “Our main goals are diversity [and] an eclectic mix. We want new artists all the time. We don’t want the same 12 people in here all the time. We want new people coming in.” Sierra Martin is one of the original members of the Ironside cooperative and his paintings are among those currently on display. The 30-year-old artist very much embodies the Ironside Gallery spirit. A Humboldt County native and a lifelong



artist with a diverse background, Martin studied art at College of the Redwoods among other places. Before arriving at his current two-dimensional format, he was involved in filmmaking and sculpture. Sculptural elements figured predominantly in his earlier paintings. Looking at one of his older pieces, Martin says that over time his paintings have been “getting flatter and flatter.” Despite this evolution, there is still a sculptural feel to his most recent work. The heavily layered surfaces, incorporating acrylics, ink, paper, glue, sand, tinfoil and wood, and the use of shapes and patterns, give the work a sense of being built or constructed rather than merely painted. Standing in front of Martin’s paintings, the first thing that strikes you is the rich color, with variations making them evocative of stained glass at times. The larger, bolder colored paintings are striking from a distance, but the lines and patterns that emerge draw the viewer in and invite closer inspection. The paintings are certainly abstract and non-representational, but

with recognizable shapes and movement that sometimes suggest astronomical events or even computer chip patterns. A self-professed “science geek,” Martin draws some inspiration from the sciences in general, but his goal is definitely not metaphor or meaning. The materials themselves, and an exploration of personal aesthetic, play a larger role. Martin is reflective when asked about the inspiration and motivation behind his work, choosing his words carefully: “What I’m really interested in with the paintings is finding that deep down aesthetic — what makes an image compelling once you remove the obvious metaphors. … If you strip away all the familiar stuff and you’re just playing with color and form, why is that [image] interesting? Why is it interesting at all?” His process seems less an act of will than an act of discovery, letting each new layer and application inform the next. Martin’s studio is his bedroom. While for some artists this might sound less than ideal, for Martin it works quite well. Asked about the benefits of his dual-purpose workspace he jokes, “I need to wake up in the morning and be ashamed of myself that I’m not working!” Being confronted with his work at all hours has a motivational effect. The proximity, along with Ironside Gallery deadlines, keeps Martin busy. As a result, his output is rather prolific. New and old work is stacked around the room, and he brings new pieces to Ironside on a regular basis. Some of Martin’s most recent work will be on display at the Ironside Gallery for Arts! Arcata on Friday, Feb. 10. He also has work at the Robert Goodman Winery at 937 10th St. in Arcata. While Ironside is constantly scouting out potential members, it also is happy to be approached by interested artists. Dodd stressed that the gallery is there to support Humboldt County’s local creative community. “We really just want to support artists who are out there just trying to be artists,” she said. The gallery is a primary venue for the Humboldt Arts Project, which focuses on displaying the work of local emerging artists. For this month’s Arts! Arcata, the Humboldt Arts Project is showing artwork at Ironside by eighth graders from Coastal Grove Charter School. Work by many other Ironside member artists will also be on display in addition to Martin’s, including work by Tibora Bea, Gail McDowell, Matthew Meil, Otto Portillo, Marisa Sutter and Lance Torgerson. The Ironside Gallery is located at 900 Ninth St. (at Ninth and I streets) near the Arcata Co-op. ●

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Changing Modern Dance: One Minute at a Time 23 Dances / 23 Minutes By Stephanie Silvia


ring Your Own Seat Series presents, Short Stories: 23 Dances / 23 Minutes, at the Pan Arts Studio in Arcata, which is fast becoming the home base for modern dance classes in the area. Director Bonnie Hossack has laid out a unique structure in this show by limiting her group of invited choreographers to one minute for each of their dances: “Fourteen choreographers accepted the challenge of composing dances or performances within a one minute limitation. This concept is based on the idea of a performance laboratory. The minute will allow choreographers to try out new ideas without the constraints of making a longer piece.” No, this doesn’t sound like your ordinary dance concert, and yes, you do have to bring your own seat, or cushion, or pillow, or else you’ll be sitting on the floor. (It’s OK, it’s a short show.) The studio will be set up with the audience on two sides of the performance space, which Hossack explains, “creates a unique viewing situation for the audience and an additional challenge for the choreographers.” Like the popular theatre festivals that feature 10 minute plays, Short Stories is a series of condensed moments with much emphasis on quickly established form and attention to nuance.

There are 23 minute-long dances, some choreographers contributing more than one. Veteran CR dance instructor, Lisa TownsendSchmitt, called the idea, “a brilliant construct — putting it all out there in one minute, a very direct consistent framework.” “Having one minute inspired me to stretch the limits of what was possible. I wanted to explore exploding,” said participant Nicolette Routhiere of the Dell’Arte faculty, who brings her acrobatic skills to the show. The informal showings leading up to the concert were extraordinary, with a studio full of modern dancers presenting these snippets of work to each other and then giving feedback about what they saw. “It’s the first time it’s worked … dancers invested enough to stay around and watch others work, and talk,” said Hossack, founder and former director of the successful Two Left Feet Dance Project, which never developed into the kind of lab she envisioned. After dancers stayed for nearly three hours last Sunday to offer supportive criticism, Hossack concluded there is, “actually better communication between dancers during a showing then you get after a performance.” Jandy Bergman, of the HSU dance faculty, echoed the significance of sharing ideas while in the process of making a dance. “Nicholette

and I were whispering on the sidelines that having the chance to show each other work and talk about it, like we were doing today, was really the coolest and most important part of doing the show. It really is so enriching and community-building … an end to the painful isolation of most modern dancers up here.” Bergman was able to use comments from her peers, about the connectedness between Shelly Brantigan and herself in a sinuous duet, to complete her piece. The first time the group saw Townsend-Schmitt’s solo in silence, a struggle and search for release were evident. This time there was debate about whether the addition of lyrical piano music took away from the work or enhanced it. Stretching luxuriously on the floor until rising into a frenetic type of sleep-dancing, Stephanie Carter was encouraged to keep her eyes closed and take more risk. Leslie Castellano, director of Synapsis, and Dorothee Daester brought the endlessly fascinating partner-form of contact improvisation to the dance floor, wowing everyone. There was no real modern dance scene here in Humboldt. Until now. Last month’s Small Dances in Small Spaces concert at Redwood Curtain Theater, the on-going classes at Pan Arts, along with the workshop atmosphere of Short Stories have prompted something Castellano calls, “a dialogue about contemporary dance.” People involved in the Pan Art Studio are hoping for the dialogue to grow. For dancers, dialogue means not only verbal conversation, but the dialogue found in the dances themselves. Modern dance ranges freely from dance with technique that remains indelibly linked to ballet vocabulary, to work with nary a pointed toe, and infinite ways of moving and making dances in between. That wide range is evident in the short pieces by the choreographers of Short Stories. Concert-level dance has not been an art form determined by the artists, the dancers themselves. Outside standards are imposed upon the look of dance: Thinness, long legs, perfectly pointed feet and so on have driven the dance world since the ’70s. The open forum that Hossack has initiated here could not only change dancers’ lives, but change dance itself. There has not been a revolution in ages where dancers love and support each other, and don’t starve themselves in the process. Why not here? Why not Humboldt County? Bring Your Own Seat Series presents, Short Stories: 23 dances / 23 minutes on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 10 and 11 at 8 p.m. at Pan Arts Studio, #C 1049 Samoa Blvd., Arcata (the blue warehouse). Tickets at the door, $5. Contact Bonnie Hossack, 601-1151 or for more information. ● • NORTH COAST JOURNAL • THURSDAY, FEB. 9, 2012


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Love and/or Politics The Coup plays for Valentine’s, plus Eufórquestra, Ash Reiter, Spilling Nova’s departure, and more music for lovers BOOTS RILEY OF THE COUP


hey’re calling next Tuesday’s show at Humboldt Brews the “Valentine’s Day Love Ball.” That is indeed V-Day, but don’t expect Oakland’s political hip hop band The Coup to stick strictly to love songs. Formed 20 years ago by Marxist rappers who grew up in the city that spawned the Black Panther Party, The Coup kicked off its recording career with an album called Kill My Landlord. More recently, frontman Boots Riley has been working on a musical collaboration with Tom Morello from Rage Against the Machine and getting deep into Occupy Oakland. In fact, he’s had the Occupy/99percent mindset for years. “Right now the government in place is supposed to serve the people, but we know that it’s really there to protect the interests of a few people — the big bosses, the ruling class — from the rest of the people,” he told me when I spoke with him before another Humboldt visit, long before the days of OWS or OO. “We need a system that’s a real democracy… We need for the people to democratically control the profits that they produce as workers — that’s real democracy: economic democracy.” Not that Boots is only serious and political. He’s been working for years on a long-awaited Coup album, Sorry To Bother You, which will serve as the soundtrack for a dark, comic indie film (same title) about Boots’ experience as a telemarketer — with a cast that also includes twisted comics Patton Oswalt and David Cross. At any rate, that’s one choice for a Valentine’s Day date. The Jambalaya has a “Valentine’s Day Massacre” that night, a multi-faceted, all-local review assembled by Don Husman of In Human Creation, who promises “mischief and all around strangeness.” You get folk rock by Men In Pink, punk rock by Twist of the Python, tropical rhythms by Steel Standing, the comedic stylings of Joe Deschaine from Ba-Dum-Chh and lots of flesh: bellydance, hoopdance and/or burlesque from Va Va Voom, The Deadly Dollies, The Pretty Little

By Bob Doran Girls, Megz, Nina Betina, Z.Z. LaRouge, HoopDreamer, Sarah Lee, Mz. Butterkup and Silky Smith and Lex from Blue Angel Burlesque. Attendees are asked to dress for the occasion: “Formal wear and costumes highly encouraged.” Your ticket is cheaper if your outfit passes muster. Also that same V-D Tuesday, Jah Creed Productions presents a reggae show at Arcata Theatre Lounge with Brooklyn-born conscious rootsman Ras Shiloh joined by Trinidadian reggae/soca artist Khari Kill and San Francisco’s Jah Warrior Shelter Hi-Fi DJs. This one’s a benefit, with a portion of the proceeds going to the “Rasta Elders Medical Supplies and Aid Pledge.” Hmm, I wonder what medical supplies Rasta elders might want from Humboldt. More reggae? You have JUCE and Dub Cowboy at Humboldt Brews Friday; Sister Carol at the Jambalaya Saturday with DJ Gabe Pressure on the wheels of steel. Eufórquestra, a “high intensity global dance music” septet out of Fort Collins, is escaping Colorado’s winter cold with a West Coast tour that brings them to HumBrews Thursday night. Formed in Iowa City, the band alternates between Fela-esque Afrofunk, highlife and American-style reggae/ ska/dub, all shot through with rockin’ guitar. You can download their album Soup for free at Eufórquestra’s Cali dates were supposed to pair them with Bellingham funk jammers, The Acorn Project, but because of “unforeseen personnel issues” the Washington band has regretfully cancelled its tour. It’s one of those three-band-nights Thursday at the Lil’ Red Lion, with alt. country/ cabaret band Gunsafe, new alt. rockabilly local band The Bandage (great name) and import Ash Reiter, described by show promoter Katie as “a super sweet indie-pop band from SF.” (Ash Reiter calls its sound “California groove music/indie pop/rock/ beach.”) Lead singer, Ash, does indeed have a super sweet voice. After touring solo and working with assorted sidemen, she has


settled in with what she calls “a cozy little family of musicians,” including her drummer/boyfriend Will Halsey, brothers Drew and Scott Brown on guitar and bass, and “the bearded baby of the band,” young Anthony Ferraro on keys. He’s kind of cute in his dinosaur suit, but electro-producer Mochipet can also lay down some intense dance grooves. Mochi returns to Humboldt from his lair in the Bay Area for a Thursday show at Nocturnum with vocalist Ill-esha. Humboldt’s own Masta Shredda is up first. Yes, there’s a light show (with lasers). The local experimental instrumental jazz/funk/jam outfit Spilling Nova is playing what guitarist Taduz Lemke tells me “could be our last show here locally” on Friday, Arts! Arcata night, at The Mischief Lab’s F Street warehouse. “Our bassist is moving down south for his master’s degree. Keyboardist has to move to the Midwest to be closer to his daughter, and I am moving out of state as well. Drummer will stay in Fortuna,” explained Lemke, who is not calling it quits. “We’ll still collaborate on recording projects with the Spilling Nova name, and continue to market our albums, and as we get accepted to music festivals, we’ll get together for those.” Free T-shirts, stickers and S.N. CDs to those who show up Friday. “We will also have mind-bending visual imagery on the big screen from our friend VJ Chris,” he added. “Music starts at darkthirty.” Across town at the Jambalaya that Friday night, it’s the return of Moo-Got-Too — the electro-funk band’s first Humboldt show since last October. Guitarist Greg Camphuis from Bump Foundation is sitting in on a few songs; DJ Piper opens. Valentine’s is all about hearts, flowers and candy, so I suppose it’s appropriate that blues diva Candye Kane is returning to the Riverwood Inn Friday night — with Laura Chavez on guitar. Hearts have always been popular as tattoos — I suppose that’s how the Inked

Hearts Valentine’s Tattoo Expo came about. The weekend-long event in Blue Lake Casino’s Sapphire Palace features tattoo artists galore along with tattoo contests, a pinup-girl contest, the ubiquitous Va Va Voom burlesque dancers (Friday at 8 p.m.) and the “internationally acclaimed Pantera poledancing exhibition” (Saturday at 8 p.m. — and, no, the band won’t be there live). The tat expo ends at 10 Friday and Saturday nights, which is about when the cover bands kick in over at the Wave: Full Moon Fever‘s Petty trib Friday and the Eyes Anonymous ‘80s extravaganza Saturday. Friday’s show at the Alibi is a “Portland Invasion!” with Clampitt Family, led by guitarist/harmonica player Erik Clampitt, and The New Five Cents, both old time stringbands from PDX and both headed for this weekend’s San Francisco Bluegrass and Old Time Festival, which spreads stringy music all over the city. The Arcata show also includes Colin Vance from Striped Pig Stringband with Cory Goldman, formerly of Water Tower Bucket Boys, and Gabe Rozzell, who comes from Bridgeville but now lives in Portland. Saturday the Alibi gets “experimental” with the new Arcata prog rock band, People, Mystics in Bali (also from Arcata) and Golden Raven, allegedly “from beyond.” If English country dancing is your thing, head to the Manila Community Center Saturday night for a Humboldt Folklife Barn Dance featuring Sue Moon and The Wild Rumpus Band. Also on Saturday, you’re invited to “bring your favorite Valentine to a Roaring ‘20s theme dinner and dance at Trinidad Town Hall,” the sixth annual benefit for the Trinidad School Education Foundation. Sweet Basil is cooking up some sort of elegant meal; Trinidad’s resident soul man, Earl Thomas, provides the music. With tickets $60 apiece, it’s kinda spendy, but education is a good cause. And hey, it’s for Valentine’s Day. Show your lover a good time. ●



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Jimi Jeff and the Gypsy Band (blues/funk) no cover 9pm

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Monophonics (soul/funk) 9pm $10

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Ash Reiter (SF alt. pop) The Bandage, Gunsafe 9pm

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9 thursday MOVIES

Ocean Night Film Screening. 7 p.m. Arcata Theatre Lounge, 1036 G St. Screening wet films Ancient Sea Turtles Stranded in the Modern World and Lost In The Ether. Sponsored by Ocean Conservancy, Humboldt Surfrider and Humboldt Baykeeper. $3. 822-1220.


Venus. 7:30 p.m. Gist Hall Theater, HSU. Play by Pulitzer Prize winner Suzan-Lori Parks, loosely based on the life of an African woman displayed as a “wild female jungle creature” in England and France. $10/$8. HSUStage. 826-3928.

Humboldt Rose Society. 7 p.m. Christ Episcopal Church, 15th and H streets, Eureka. Monthly meeting with presentations by garden gurus Pat Hamilton and Patrice Reed. 476-8180.

10 friday EVENTS

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. 362-9392.

Inked Hearts Valentine’s Tattoo Expo. 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Blue Lake Casino. Get a tattoo from local and/or guest artists. 668-9770. Arts! Arcata. 6-9 p.m. Arcata Plaza, Ninth and G streets. Self-guided, public art phenomenon featuring the work of more than 60 visual artists and live musicians at 30 participating locations. 822-4500.

Sustainable Human Habitats. 6-8 p.m. Campus Center for Appropriate Technology, HSU. “Permaculture in the Klamath Knot, Transitioning to a Post Carbon Culture in Northwestern California” examines possibilities to design and create sustainable human habitats that mimic the complexity and resiliency of natural systems. With Mark DuPont. 530-627-3379. SoHum Label GMOs Meeting. 5-6:30 p.m. Calico’s Cafe, 808 Redwood Drive, Garberville. Learn to gather signatures to get the 2012 GMO Mandatory Labeling Initiative on the ballot. 986-7469.

Professor Willikers’ Grand Puppet Slam. 8 p.m. Arcata Playhouse, 1251 Ninth St. Gathering of local and Bay Area puppeteers including James Hildebrant, Sean Powers, Mark Dupre and Issac Bluefoot. Presented in a cabaret format with sets by Lush Newton, live music by Tim Gray and Jill Petricca. $10/$8 students and seniors. 822-1575. Blackout! 7:45 p.m. Studio Theater, HSU. All-blacklight show mixing circus arts and clownery. Fundraiser show for the Humboldt Juggling Festival. $5.






Laughter On The 23rd Floor. 8 p.m. North Coast Repertory Theatre, 300 Fifth St., Eureka. NCRT presents the comedy by Neil Simon. $15/$12 students and seniors. 442-6278. Look Back in Anger. 8 p.m. Ferndale Repertory Theatre, 447 Main Street. John Osborne’s sharply funny, fiercely honest exploration of political disillusionment and basic human yearning. Directed by John Heckel. $15/$13 students and seniors. 800-838-3006. Circus Emporium Roadshow. 10 p.m. Redwood Raks World Dance Studio, 824 L St., Arcata. Authentic American traveling sideshow experience featuring Ray Valenz, Lefty Lucy and Eric Odditorium with guest opener Periko with Circo Express. $10. freelovecircus@ 845-5842. Venus. 7:30 p.m. Gist Hall Theater. See Feb. 9 listing.

Center, 59 Rusk Lane, Redway. Monthly showcase of professional comedians. This month features Rodger Lizoala. $10. 923-3368.


Book Sale. 5-7:30 p.m. Humboldt County Library, 1313 Third St., Eureka. Friends of the Redwood Libraries hold their quarterly book sale. 407-5565.

11 saturday EVENTS

The Help. 6 p.m. College of the Redwoods, Life Science Building, Room 102, 7351 Tompkins Hill Road, Eureka. Free showing of the award-winning movie based on Kathryn Stockett’s best-selling novel, CR’s Book of the Year. 476-4565.

Trinidad School Valentines Ball. 6 p.m. Trinidad Town Hall, 409 Trinity St. Roaring ’20s theme dinner and dance featuring soul/blues master Earl Thomas. $60. 677-3631. Murder on the Hollywood Backlot. 7 p.m. Elks Lodge, 445 Herrick Ave., Eureka. Rotary Club of Southwest Eureka presents an evening of entertainment and mystery, directed by Edward Olsen with music by Heat Wave Sound and Light featuring Pete Myer. Proceeds go to Humboldt Senior Resource Center home meals program. Tickets at Eureka Chamber of Commerce, Redwood Capital Bank, Humboldt Senior Resource Center, Elks Lodge. $50. 443-4682. Inked Hearts Valentine’s Tattoo Expo. 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Blue Lake Casino. See Feb. 10 listing.

Mateel Comedy Cabaret. 8 p.m. Mateel Community

Venus. 7:30 p.m. Gist Hall Theater. See Feb. 9 listing.


23 dances/23 minutes. 8 p.m. Pan Arts Studio, 1049 Samoa #C, Arcata. Bring Your Own Seat Series presents 28 one-minute pieces featuring modern choreography/ performance art. 601-1151.




Professor Willikers’ Grand Puppet Slam. 8 p.m. Arcata Playhouse. See Feb. 10 listing. Laughter On The 23rd Floor. 8 p.m. North Coast Rep. See Feb. 10 listing. Look Back in Anger. 8 p.m. Ferndale Rep. See Feb. 10 listing.


ArMack Valentunes. Small groups of students from the ArMack Orchestra and Madrigal Choir sing a “Valentune” of your choice to your sweetheart any day from Saturday through Valentine’s Day. Proceeds support travel to festivals in Paris and New York. Call to arrange a time. 822-5453.


Manila Barn Dance. 7:30-11 p.m. Manila Community Center, 1611 Peninsula Drive, Arcata. Country dances called by Sue Moon with The Wild Rumpus Band. Proceeds benefit Manila Community Center. $7. humboldtfolklife. org. 269-2061. Valentine’s Dance. 8-11 p.m. Arcata Community Center, 321 Community Parkway. Arcata Volunteer Fire Department sponsored dance includes music by Dr. Squid, nohost bar, late evening buffet, raffle and silent auction. $10. 825-1562. KANDICE MORRI AND SUSIE KIDD: THE BEAT VIXENS PHOTO BY NIAL KEEGAN

Cupids Coquettes. 9:30 p.m. Nocturnum, 206 West Sixth St., Eureka. Burlesque event with performances by Beat Vixens and music by DJ MXMSTR KRSHN2N. $25/$20 adv. 499-0163. 23 dances/23 minutes. 8 p.m. See Feb. 10 listing.


Ascend 2012. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Kate Buchanan Room, HSU. Arts summit features discussions led by local arts leaders on various topics. $10/$25 sliding scale. inkpeople. org. 442-8413. Artists Valentines Exhibition/HeART Auction. 6-8 p.m. Morris Graves Museum of Art, 636 F St., Eureka. Bid on original art for your sweetheart while enjoying wine, hors d’oeuvres and live music. Proceeds benefit Humboldt Arts Council programs. $20/$15 HAC Members. 442-0278.


Audubon Society Marsh Field Trip. 8:30 a.m. Meet at parking lot at end of South I Street. Led by Ken Burton, rain or shine. Bring binoculars for birding. 442-9353. Manila Dunes Restoration. 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Humboldt Coastal Nature Center, 220 Stamps Lane, Manila. Morning of invasive plant removal. Bring water, wear work clothes. Tools, gloves and cookies provided. 444-1397. Open Gardens. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Humboldt Botanical Gardens, College of the Redwoods, Eureka. Roam the 44acre fully fenced property. $5. 442-5139. Friends of the Arcata Marsh Tour. 2 p.m. Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary Interpretive Center, 600 S. G St. Sharon Levy leads a 90-minute walk focusing on the birds and ecology of the Marsh. 826-2359. Bird Survey. 8 a.m. Shay Park, Arcata. Assist Audubon’s

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And the Beat Goes On Cupid’s Coquettes: a burlesque event

Mystery, romance, glamour. Pull out the feather boas and garter belts; it’s time to shimmy the night away in your slinkiest garb with your favorite Valentine or, maybe, the Valentine you’re destined to meet. The Beat Vixens, who you read about in these pages not long ago, present Cupid’s Coquettes, a Valentine’s burlesque event at Nocturnum, slightly in advance of Valentine’s Day, this Saturday, Feb. 11. Co-producers Susie Kidd, also known as Madam Vixen Lily Rivers, and Kandice “Kandilicious” Morri are the Beat Vixens offering a classy spin on burlesque, often with a hip hop twist. Kidd’s definition of the striptease is more allure than getting bucknaked, invoking images of Gypsy Rose Lee, known for removing her elegant gloves and evening gown ever so slowly — more tease than strip. Augmenting the Vixens troupe are guest artists, all of them trained as dancers, among them Ramblin’ Rose Pelosi, Kimberli Hudson as Lady Lustre, Lindsay Bond as Eden Goode, Jenni Nexus and Brian Smith. Get ready for a rowdy evening of bawdy entertainment. The show also includes the local bellydance-inspired burlesque troupe Les Singes De La Mer and aerialist Silky Smith (Heather Lewis)

who does her silk dance above the crowd. There will be music: The ladies of Vidagua, plus vocalist Miss Gina Figueroa, with Jesse Jonathon on percussion and Zach Rye Stone on sax. Keeping things flowing: Marjhani as MC. The Forget-Me-Not Photo Booth will be open for business with loaner costumes hanging inside (red satin bras with tassels and the like), so you can let lose your inner Vegas showgirl and vamp it up for an old-school photo strip. The Oracle will be on hand to read insight into your existence. After selling out last year’s Beat Vixens major production, Nocturnum has moved this event into its auspicious big room. Tables up front near the stage will be auctioned off, if being up close and personal is your thing. And when the show is over, DJ MXMSTR KRSHN2N will transform the nightclub dancefloor with dance music to take you and your Valentine further into the night. The Beat Vixens present Cupids Coquettes on Saturday, Feb. 11, at Nocturnum, 206 West Sixth St. Eureka. Advance tickets are $20, available at The Works in Eureka and The Lotus Café in Arcata; admission is $25 at the door. For more information, email —Stephanie Silvia • NORTH COAST JOURNAL • THURSDAY, FEB. 9, 2012


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Rob Fowler on his ebird site survey. 839-3493.


Storyteller Dan O’Gara. 2-3 p.m. Humboldt Coastal Nature Center, 220 Stamps Lane, Manila. Sharing captivating journey of animal tales from many lands. Come prepared to explore the trails after the storytelling. 444-1397.



Book Sale. 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Humboldt County Library, 1313 Third St., Eureka. See Feb. 10 listing.



Puppets: Not Just For Kids Professor L.V. Willikers Grand Puppet Slam

Anyone who caught last year’s Arcata Playhouse sideshow play, Crawdaddy’s Odditorium, will remember the wild-eyed puppet Professor L.V. (Little Varmit) Willikers. “He was part of a freak show family,” said Playhouse founder David Ferney, the man behind the professorial puppet. “He’s the indestructible man — he tries repeatedly to kill himself, but he can’t.” While he manipulated the puppet he created, Ferney was dressed in black but still visible to the audience. “It’s like bunraku, [a Japanese] style where you can see the puppeteers instead of having them hiding behind a stage,” Ferney explained. “I don’t interact with the audience myself, I just play through the puppet.” Not that the audience paid him much attention, since L.V. is quite frenetic. Ferney subjected him to an electric chair, drowning (in an onstage tank), dismemberment and other typically deadly fates. And now — drumroll — the death-defying professor returns to the Playhouse as host of this weekend’s Professor L.V. Willikers Grand Puppet Slam. “‘Puppet slam’ is short-form adult puppetry in a cabaret format,” said Ferney, “with all the acts around five to 10 minutes. We’ll have a wide variety including local puppeteers James Hildebrant, Mark Dupre, Isaac Bluefoot and Sean Powers’ shadow puppets — Sean is also co-hosting the show with his puppet Bobby Burns.” Playful resident Playhouse artist Lush Newton designed the set with Hildebrandt. Another Playhouse regular, Tim Gray, is supplying music along with Jill Petricca on woodwinds. Joining the locals: Sebastopol-based duo Conrad Bishop and Elizabeth Fuller, aka Independent Eye, and the San Francisco-based “vaudeville nouveau” duo, New Eccentrics. The latter is led by the eccentric Jasper Patterson, whose act involves something he calls “pop-up cabaret,” borrowing from the tradition of kids’ pop-up books, but with “weird, scary, surreal, accordion-playing clowns and visuals lifted from the likes of Georges Méliès and Terry Gilliam.”

Slam funding comes from the National Puppet Slam Network, which is, in turn, funded by IBEX Puppetry, an organization founded by Muppet master Jim Henson’s daughter, Heather Henson, “dedicated to promoting the fine art of puppetry in all its forms.” There are scores of NPSN puppet slams all over the U.S. and in Canada funded, at least in part, by Muppet money. “The Puppet Slam is a great opportunity for local puppet people to flex their creativity,” said Ferney. “Since they’re only doing a short slot, they don’t have to worry about creating and producing a whole show. There’s also a freedom that comes with creating for an ‘adult’ audience, so you don’t have to aim your content at young kids.” That’s also part of the direction that comes with the National Puppet Slam funding, said Ferney. “They want it to be short-form adult puppetry. They really want to promote the experimentation of this alternate puppet world.” He explained further, “That’s ‘adult’ in that it’s not for kids, but it’s not adult like X-rated, crazy content.” The initial idea for the slam came from a Canadian puppet festival, Calgary International Animated Objects Festival, where Playhouse Arts (and Professor Willikers) performed. “We’re hoping it’s something we can do annually,” Ferney concluded, “to support the local puppet scene, and to be able to bring touring acts in from places like Portland and San Francisco to help build a circuit. It’s almost like the new vaudeville, but for puppetry.” Professor L.V. Willikers Grand Puppet Slam runs two nights, Friday and Saturday, Feb. 10 and 11, at 8 p.m. at the Arcata Playhouse, 1251 Ninth St. Tickets are $10, $8 for students, seniors and Playhouse members, and are available at Wildwood Music, Wildberries Market and The Works. For reservations or further information call 822-1575. For more on the National Puppet Slam Network go to — Bob Doran


Toddler Storytime. 11 a.m. Humboldt County Library, 1313 Third St., Eureka. Songs, fingerplays, short stories and brief puppet show to celebrate friendship and Valentine’s Day. 269-1910. Second Saturday Family Arts Day. 2-4 p.m. Morris Graves Museum of Art, 636 F St., Eureka. Listen to love stories and drumming with Anita Punla and Big Lagoon Union Elementary School and then create artful valentines. 442-0278.


Nonviolence Action Camp. 10 a.m. Chinmaya Mission near Piercy. Weekend-long direct action orientation features workshops, role playing, seminars, ceremonies and field trips. Bring food, bedding, warm clothes, signs, banners, bikes, drums, acoustic instruments. Preregister. 932-5898. Humboldt Bonsai Society. 1-3 p.m. Freshwater Elementary School, 75 Greenwood Heights Drive. Monthly meeting. Attendees can bring their trees needing help.




Inked Hearts Valentine’s Tattoo Expo. 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Blue Lake Casino. See Feb. 10 listing.


Venus. 2 p.m. Gist Hall Theater. See Feb. 9 listing. Laughter On The 23rd Floor. 2 p.m. North Coast Rep. See Feb. 10 listing. Look Back in Anger. 2 p.m. Ferndale Rep. See Feb. 10 listing.


Open Celtic Music Session. 3 p.m. Cafe Veritas/Mosgo’s, 180 Westwood Center, Arcata. Informal monthly gathering of musicians playing Irish and other Celtic music. Hosted by Seabury Gould. 845-8167. ArMack Valentunes. See Feb. 11 listing. 822-5453


Audubon Society Fieldtrip. 9 a.m. Humboldt Bay National Wildlife Refuge, 1020 Ranch Road, Loleta. Meet at Refuge Visitor Center off Hookton Road. Leisurely, two- to three-hour trip intended for people wanting to learn birds of Humboldt Bay area. 822-3613.


Mad River Grange Breakfast. 8-11 a.m. Mad River Grange, 110 Hatchery Road, Blue Lake. Pancake breakfast. Proceeds benefit local nonprofits. $4. 668-1906.

Humboldt Educare Valentine’s Spaghetti Dinner and Auction. 3-6 p.m. Portuguese Hall, 1185 11th St., Arcata. Humboldt Educare preschool benefit dinner (vegetarian and meat), bake sale, silent auction, cash-only wine bar. Arts, crafts and games for children. Bringing own dishes to reduce waste. $10/$5 children. alg2@humboldt. edu. 822-6447.


Winter Classic Table Tennis Tournament. 11:30 a.m. Arcata Community Center, 321 Community Parkway. Compete in 12 and under, beginners, intermediate, advanced or seniors groupings. Prizes for winners. $10/$5 kids 12 and under. 601-5447.


Label GMOs Signature Gathering. 4 p.m. Sun Yi’s Academy of Tae Kwon Do, 1215 Giuntoli Lane, Arcata. Help gather signatures to get California Right to Know Genetically Engineered Food Act on 2012 ballot. 223-0424. Nonviolence Action Camp. 10 a.m. See Feb. 11 listing.

13 monday DANCE

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.


ArMack Valentunes. See Feb. 11 listing. 822-5453.


Poets on the Plaza. 7:30 p.m. Plaza View Room, Eighth and H streets, Arcata. Read/perform your original poetry. $1.

14 tuesday EVENTS

Valentine’s Day Massacre. 9 p.m. Jambalaya, 915 H St., Arcata. Variety show of bellydancing, hoop dancing, burlesque, comedy, mischief and all around strangeness. $7. 822-4766.


ArMack Valentunes. See Feb. 11 listing. 822-5453.

15 wednesday ETC.

Kindergarten Readiness. 6-7:30 a.m. Pine Hill Elemantary School, 5230 Vance Ave, Eureka. Discussion panel of teachers, parents and principals for parents with children entering kindergarten in fall. Soup and salad

dinner with door prizes and gift bag for each pre-K child. Spanish interpretation and childcare provided. 445-5933. Alzheimer’s Resource Center Volunteer Training. 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Adult Day Health Services, 1901 California St., Eureka. For community members who wish to work with people with dementia and their families. Call for applications. 444-8254.

(and don’t forget to recycle your empties!)

16 thursday ELECTIONS

Peter B. Collins in Conversation with Susan Adams. 7:30-9:30 p.m. Arcata Community Center, 321 Community Parkway. Syndicated radio host Collins speaks with congressional candidate Adams. $15. 376-8683.


Humboldt VarietyVille One Year Anniversary. 9 p.m. Arcata Playhouse, 1251 Ninth St. Presenting a vaudevillian showcase of the county’s finest dancers, musicians, circus performers. Night ends with a dance party featuring Arcata’s Small Axe Ensemble. Benefit for Six Rivers Planned Parenthood’s Spare Change. $7. 408-515-2801.


Figure Drawing Group. 7-9 p.m. Cheri Blackerby Gallery. See Feb. 9 listing.


Community-Based Climate Justice Movement. 5:30-7 p.m. BSS Room 166, HSU. Dr. Antwl Akom presents “Race, Power, and the Environment: Using Participatory Mapping and New Media to Build a Community-Based Climate Justice Movement” as part of the Sustainable Futures Speaker Series. speaker_series.html. 826-3653.

Heads Up…

Put a Bird on It! Friends of the Arcata Marsh and Redwood Region Audubon Society are co-sponsoring a Student Bird Art Contest in conjunction with Godwit Days. Over $500 in prizes will be awarded to Humboldt County students from kindergarten through high school who submit a drawing of one of 40 suggested species of birds. Check out or email sueleskiw@suddenlink. net for more info. ● • NORTH COAST JOURNAL • THURSDAY, FEB. 9, 2012


Movie Times * = 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.

Broadway Cinema 707-443-3456

1223 Broadway Street, Eureka Times are for 2/10-2/16 unless otherwise noted.

THE VOW 1:00, 3:40, 6:15, 8:55 STAR WARS: THE PHANTOM MENACE 3D 11:45, 2:55, 6:05, 9:15 Sneak Peak: THIS MEANS WAR on 2/14 7:00 JOURNEY 2: THE MYSTERIOUS ISLAND 3D 12:40, 5:55 JOURNEY 2: THE MYSTERIOUS ISLAND 2D 3:20, 8:35 SAFE HOUSE 1:05, 3:50, 6:35, 9:20 BIG MIRACLE 12:25, 3:05, 5:45, 8:20 CHRONICLE 12:10, 2:30, 4:50, 7:10 (except 2/14), 9:30 THE WOMAN IN BLACK 1:25, 3:55, 6:20, 8:50 THE ARTIST 12:55, 3:25, 6:00, 8:30 ONE FOR THE MONEY 12:15, 2:35, 4:55, 7:20, 9:40 THE GREY 12:45, 3:35, 6:25, 9:10 RED TAILS 3:00, 9:00 UNDERWORLD: AWAKENING 3D 12:05, 4:45, 7:05, 9:25 UNDERWORLD: AWAKENING 2D 2:25 HUGO 2D 12:00, 6:00

Mill Creek Cinema

707-839-3456 1575 Betty Court, McKinleyville Times are for 2/10-2/16 unless otherwise noted. THE VOW *12:55, 3:35, 6:15, 8:55 STAR WARS: THE PHANTOM MENACE 3D *11:50, 2:55, 6:00, 9:05 Sneak Peak: THIS MEANS WAR on 2/14 7:00 JOURNEY 2: THE MYSTERIOUS ISLAND 3D 3:20, 8:30 JOURNEY 2: THE MYSTERIOUS ISLAND 2D *12:40, 5:55 SAFE HOUSE *12:50, 3:40, 6:25, 9:15 BIG MIRACLE *12:35, 3:10, 5:45, 8:20 CHRONICLE *12:10, 2:30, 4:50, 7:05 (except 2/14), 9:20 THE WOMAN IN BLACK *11:55, 2:20, 4:45, 7:15, 9:40 THE GREY *1:10, 3:55, 6:40, 9:30

Minor Theatre 707-822-3456

1001 H Street, Arcata Times are for 2/10 -2/16 unless otherwise noted.


*12:55, 3:30, 6:00, 8:30 *1:05, 3:45, 6:25, 9:10 *2:15, 4:40, 7:05, 9:30

Fortuna Theater

707-725-2121 1241 Main Street, Fortuna Times are for 2/10 -2/16 unless otherwise noted. JOURNEY 2: THE MYSTERIOUS ISLAND 3D *12:10, 2:35, 4:55, 7:15, 9:35 STAR WARS: THE PHANTOM MENACE 3D *1:00, 4:00, 6:50, 9:40 Sneak Peak: THIS MEANS WAR on 2/14 7:20 SAFE HOUSE *1:10, 4:25, 7:00, 9:50 THE WOMAN IN BLACK *12:00,*2:25, 4:45, 7:10, 9:30 THE GREY *1:20, 4:10, 6:55, 9:30 CHRONICLE *12:30, *2:45, 5:00, 7:20, 9:45

Garberville Theater 707-923-3580

766 Redwood Drive, Garberville THE ADVENTURES OF TINTIN

2/10-2/13: 7:30 TINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SPY 2/14-2/16: 7:30; EXCEPT 2/15: 6:30

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Miracle Schmiracle

Whale tale flops, but superhero Chronicle kicks serious butt By John J. Bennett


BIG MIRACLE starts off with a boring title (one that gives away the ending) and goes downhill from there. Directed by Ken Kwapis, who alternates between helming funny, effective television shows (The Office, The Bernie Mac Show) and mirthless, mindless Hollywood romantic comedies (License to Wed, He’s Just Not That Into You), Miracle is full of clichés and misplaced 1980s nostalgia. The story behind the movie is true, and potentially pretty heartwarming. In 1988, a family of whales got trapped by an unexpected freeze near Barrow, Alaska. This quickly became international news, and a huge, disparate group of people united, moving heaven and earth to clear the whales a path to the Pacific. The dramatized version of these events focuses on the fledgling newsman who breaks the story (John Krazinski) and his Greenpeace-activist ex-girlfriend (Drew Barrymore). Again, it’s no surprise how the movie ends, and the insubstantial sketches-of-characters that populate the film are equally predictable. Trying to tie in Cold War politics, Native Alaskan fishing rights, oil drilling and TV news brass-ring grabbing is overly ambitious and misguided. None of these elements is serviced well enough to be effective. PG. 107m. At the Broadway and Mill Creek. CHRONICLE, on the other hand, is bright and refreshing — an unexpected delight. It’s rare for a movie to add something original to the superhero genre, and rarer still for a fake found-footage documentary to prove watchable. Chronicle succeeds, resoundingly, on both fronts. After three high school seniors find a big, weird, glowing thing in a cave, they’re imbued with impressive telekinetic powers. These secret abilities forge an unlikely bond among the three, who couldn’t be more different: Steve (Michael B. Jordan) is the Big Man on Campus. Matt is the handsome philosopher pothead. Andrew (Dane DeHaan) is the much-abused outcast, and it’s through his camera’s lens that we watch events

unfold. As they learn to use and control their formidable power, they come to disagree about how it should be used. While Steve and Matt are content to amuse themselves and levitate inanimate objects, Andrew’s feelings of impotence and mistrust find a potentially lethal outlet. Plot-wise, the movie doesn’t offer anything revelatory, but it does go in consistently surprising directions. The filmmakers make clever use of the found-footage device when one of our protagonists figures out how to float his camcorder around, freeing it from the nauseating hand-held choppiness we so often get. And the actors all turn in natural, lived-in performances as youngsters contending with something unbelievable. The climax and denouement offer some of the most intense, satisfying moments I’ve ever seen in an effects movie. PG13. 83m. At the Broadway, Mill Creek and Fortuna. THE IRON LADY. Meryl Streep’s performance in The Iron Lady is pretty remarkable. Of course it is. Disappointingly, the rest of the movie can’t match it.           The story picks up late in Margaret Thatcher’s life. We find her living alone, struggling with the early stages of senile dementia. She can’t fully accept that her husband is dead, or that she is no longer Britain’s prime minister. To cope, she spends her days talking to ghosts, drinking whisky and gazing into photographs, thus giving the filmmakers jumping-off points for flashbacks. That clunky structure is the main failing of The Iron Lady. It tries to give us an insight into the domestic struggles and personal history of Great Britain’s only female PM, while also offering a survey of the world events that took place during her life. The focus is clearly on the life of the woman, but for some reason we’re repeatedly subjected to jarring flashbacks and extended musical montages. Where Streep’s performance is chameleon-like and near perfect — capturing the ambition, drive and emotional center of a complex and interesting historical figure — the rest of the movie does her

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a disservice. Seemingly unable to settle on a tone or visual style, the filmmakers pad the movie with incongruous music, editing and camera angles. By cutting away from Streep’s Thatcher again and again, they undermine the work of a great actor in what could have been a great role. PG13. 105m. At the Minor. THE WOMAN IN BLACK is a hauntedhouse story set on the misty northern coast of England. Daniel Radcliffe plays an attorney dispatched to a dismal little village to settle the affairs of a recently deceased widow. He is struggling with the loss of his own wife, who died in childbirth. The village he visits is noteworthy mostly for its high rate of child mortality. It’s immediately obvious that his presence is unwelcome. Even more clear is that some creepy shit is going down out at Eel Marsh House. We get some exposition about a mother and child forced apart: The boy drowned in the inky mud of the marsh, at which point Mom went bonkers. Then the real unpleasantness began. As a genre piece, Woman is fairly effective; it delivers a few exciting scares. The house’s suitably off-putting atmosphere is accompanied by an assortment of the freakiest wind-up toys I’ve ever seen. Radcliffe does a convincing-enough turn as the heartsick protagonist. Ciaran Hinds, playing the only villager willing to give him the time of day, makes the most of an underwritten part. But in the third act the movie runs out of steam and coasts to an unsatisfyingly pat resolution on fumes of creepiness. PG13. 95m. At the Broadway, Mill Creek and Fortuna. —John J. Bennett


SAFE HOUSE. The Denzel paradox works like this: The less likeable his character (see: Training Day), the more I like the guy. Here he plays a dangerous CIA renegade opposite Ryan Reynold’s rookie operative. R. 115m. At the Broadway, Mill Creek and Fortuna. JOURNEY 2: THE MYSTERIOUS ISLAND. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson leads a family friendly adventure to the isle of 3D effects. Jules Verne barfs in his grave. PG. 94m. In 3D and 2D at the Broadway and Mill Creek, 3D only at the Fortuna. STAR WARS: EPISODE 1 - THE PHANTOM MENACE 3D. Have your childhood memories re-befouled, in 3D. PG. 140m. At the Broadway, Mill Creek and Fortuna. THE VOW. Newlyweds (Rachel McAdams and Channing Tatum) get in a car crash. The wife emerges from a coma with amnesia, so the hubby sets out to woo her anew. PG13. 104m. At the Broadway and Mill Creek. THIS MEANS WAR. Two hunky CIA operatives discover that they’re both dating Reese Witherspoon. Cue penis-measuring contest. This doesn’t officially open until Feb. 17, but there will be Valentine’s Day “sneak peaks” at both the Broadway and Fortuna. PG13. 98m. Lotsa movies at the Arcata Theatre Lounge

this week, starting with a pair of aquatic docs at the monthly Ocean Night, a benefit for Ocean Conservancy, Humboldt Surfrider and Humboldt Baykeeper. Lost in the Ether, a surfboarddesign documentary from acclaimed Aussie artist Andrew Kidman, will be followed by the 28-minute Ancient Sea Turtles Stranded in a Modern World. Doors at 6:30 p.m. $3 donation. On Friday, Demi Moore erotically fingers wet clay while getting caressed by Patrick Swayze’s Ghost (1990). PG13. 8 p.m. Saturday night brings Monty Python alum Terry Gilliam’s epic 1988 fantasia The Adventures of Baron Munchausen. PG. 126m. 8 p.m. The quirky-and-comedic adventure theme spills into Sunday with The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (2005), starring Bilbo-to-be Martin Freeman and Mos Def. Don’t Panic. PG. 109m. 6 p.m. If Valentine’s Day makes you grumpy, you might get some catharsis from Sci-Fi Pint and Pizza Night, featuring Godzilla (aka Gojira, 1954), an allegory for the devastation wrought on Japan by the atomic bomb. (The anti-American sentiments were removed in the poorly dubbed English-language version.) Destroy All Monsters (1968) is like the all-star game for giant monsters. (Kumonga, represent!) The fun starts at 6 p.m. —Ryan Burns


THE ADVENTURES OF TINTIN. Steven Spielberg’s motion-capture adaptation of the classic Belgian comic follows a young reporter and his dog, Snowy. PG. 107m. At the Garberville through 2/13. THE ARTIST. Mostly silent, black-and-white homage to cinema’s mostly silent, black-and-white early years, nominated for 10 Academy Awards. PG13. 103m. At the Minor and the Broadway. THE DESCENDANTS. George Clooney plays a Hawaiian parent and land baron thrust into real life after his wife’s jet-boating accident. R. 115m. At the Minor. THE GREY. Liam Neeson vs. wolves. Seriously. R. 117m. At the Broadway, Mill Creek and Fortuna. HUGO. Martin Scorsese’s adaptation of The Invention of Hugo Cabret returns to local theaters boasting 11 Academy Award nominations. PG. 127m. In 3D and 2D at the Broadway. ONE FOR THE MONEY. Worst-movie-ofthe-year candidate stars Katherine Heigl as a bail bond agent charged with hauling in her high school ex. PG13. 106m. At the Broadway. RED TAILS. The dogfight action scenes rule, but otherwise this is an uneven and simplistic account of the Tuskegee Airmen. PG13. 125m. At the Broadway. TINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SPY. John le Carré’s classic Cold War espionage novel comes to the big screen with an ensemble cast led by Gary Oldman. R. 128m. Starts 2/14 at the Garberville. UNDERWORLD AWAKENING. Kate Bekinsale squeezes into a leather catsuit to battle vampires and werewolves. R. 88m. In 3D and 2D at the Broadway. •

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INTRO TO WET FELTING. Thurs.s, 6-8 p.m. $35 +$10 material fee. With Bequin Lapwing. Learn basic wet felting techniques using warm soapy water and wool roving. Create felted balls, felted beads, pin cushions, coasters and flat felt. Origin Design Lab, 426 3rd St., Old Town Eureka, (707) 497-6237 www. (AC-0223) VERY BEGINNING SEWING. $25. Wed.s, 6-8 p.m. Feb. 8, 15, 22, 29. Learn to use and care for your sewing machine in and learn to understand the pattern, sewing terms, cutting, marking, current construction methods, pressing and how to use tools and notions. Origin Design Lab, 426 Third St., Eureka. (707) 4976237, (AC-0223) WET FELTING HAT WORKSHOP. Sat., Feb. 18, 1-4 p.m. $85 includes materials. With Bequin Lapwing. Design and felt a unique, one-of-a-kind hat to wear all winter long! Choose from several styles and colors. No previous experience necessary. Limited spaces available! small group environment. Origin Design Lab, 426 3rd St., Old Town Eureka, (707) 497-6237, (AC-0216)


North Coast Academy Fencing (with swords!). Improve your mind and body in a fun, intense workout, and a very chill environment. Ages 8 and up. Contact Justin (707) 601-1657 Text or Phone. 1459 M. St. Arcata.

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Arts & Crafts DECONSTRUCTED SILK SCREENING. Sat., Feb. 25, 1-4 p.m. $55. With Cindy Shaw. Deconstructed refers to the nature of the prints and how they change as each print is pulled off the “plate.” Using a variety of textures, such as leaves, fabrics, corrugated cardboard, doilies, and stencils, you will walk away with several unique screen print designs on fabric and paper. No experience necessary. We provide the screens. Origin Design Lab, 426 3rd St., Old Town Eureka, (707) 4976237, (AC-0223) INTRO TO LAMPWORKING. Learn basic torchingworking. $65 (3 hour workshop) materials included. For more information call Kevin Stockwell at 8261896. Fire Arts Center 520 South St. Arcata, 826-1445. BASIC SCREEN PRINTING. Sat., Feb. 11, 1-4 p.m. $50. With Mari of Almond Blossom. Beginner-level class covers the printing techniques, and production with tips & tricks. One of the most versatile, low-tech, and easy printing methods available. We provide ink and screens. You bring shirts, fabric, paper or anything else that you would like to print on. Origin Design Lab, 426 3rd St., Old Town Eureka, (707) 497-6237, (AC-0209) CROCHET FLOWER CLASS. $25, Fri.s, Noon-2 p.m. With Kelly Card of KC Made it. Make a variety of flowers to adorn any kind of handwork! Explore several methods of construction. Knowledge of basic crochet stitches required. Bring a few hooks and scraps of yarn. Origin Design Lab, 426 3rd St., Old Town Eureka, (707) 497-6237 www.origindesignlab. com. (AC-0223) EUREKA BUTTON CLUB FREE. 2nd Sun. of the month, 2 p.m. We are mad about buttons old and new. Fun and educational meetings. Learn more about all of those buttons in your button box. Guests are welcome any time. Origin Design Lab, 426 3rd St., Old Town Eureka, (707) 497-6237, www.origindesignlab. com. (AC-0223)


FREE ADVANCE DIRECTIVE WORKSHOP. Hosted by Hospice of Humboldt, Sat., Feb. 18. Family members over the age of 18 are encouraged to attend together. Participants will review the meaning and implications of questions on the form, complete a draft version and receive a blank version to take home and fill out in consultation with family members. Materials are provided. To register call 497-6260, ext. 102. (C-0216) MEETINGS THAT GET RESULTS. Learn facilitation techniques that allow participants as well as facilitators to ensure much shorter meetings that deliver powerful results. With Janet Ruprecht. Fri., March 9, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Fee: $85 (includes materials). Pre-registration required. Call HSU Extended Education to register, 826-3731 or visit extended. (C-0223) COMMUNICATION & CONFLICT MANAGEMENT. Offered by Humboldt Mediation Services. Sat., March 3, 8:45 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. at Mad River Hospital, Arcata. Advance registration required. Discounts available. Details and registration at or call (707) 445-2505. (C-0216) TOO MUCH STUFF? TOO MUCH CHAOS? Simplify. Eight class session, based on the book Simplicity Parenting: Using the Extraordinary Power of Less to Raise Calmer, Happier and More Secure Kids by Kim John Payne. Learn how making simple changes to your child’s room, schedule and the information they take in can impact the health and happiness of the whole family. Two Sun.s per month 2-4 p.m beginning Jan 22. Cost $200 and includes an interactive workbook. Payable $25 per class, 25% discount for couples. Payment options are available. Call or email Diana at (707) 445-4642 or (CMM-0216) WOMEN’S NETWORKING GROUP. Come together to share and grow your Business, Product, or Service. Monthly meetings, $20, includes organic/vegetarian meal. (No membership fee) Contact Joanne (707) 845-6140, or (C-0322)


BEGINNING COMPUTER SKILLS I. Eight-week, very basic hands-on class designed to take the fear out of using computers. Begins Wed., Feb. 15. $50. Available at two different sites: CR Eureka Downtown Site, 10 a.m.-Noon, or CR McKinleyville Site, 2:30-4:30 p.m. Information or to register, call College of the Redwoods Community Education at 269-4000 or, visit Community Education link. (C-0209) BEGINNING COMPUTER SKILLS II. Eight-week class expands on computer skills learned in Beginning Skills I. E-mail and Internet familiarity required. Begins Thurs., Feb. 16. $50. Available at two different sites: CR Eureka Downtown Site, 10 a.m.-Noon, or CR McKinleyville Site, 1:30-3:30 p.m. Information or to register, call College of the Redwoods Community Education at 269-4000 or, visit Community Education link. (C-0209) ADVANCED ADOBE PHOTOSHOP CS5. Learn more complex tricks and techniques to maximize Photoshop’s professional potential. With Annie Reid. Prerequisite: Intro class or instructor approval. Sat., Feb. 25, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Fee: $75 (includes materials). Pre-registration required. Call HSU Extended Education to register: 826-3731 or visit extended (C-0216) INTRO TO ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR CS5. Learn the drawing program used to create logos, technical and free-form illustrations, banners, posters, web graphics and more. With Annie Reid. Tues./Thurs., Feb. 21-March 6, 6:30-9 p.m. Fee: $125. Pre-registration required. Call HSU Extended Education to register, 826-3731 or visit (C-0216)

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DISCOVER ARGENTINE TANGO! Beginning lessons Sun., 5-5:45 p.m. Practica 6-6:45 p.m., $6 Studio of Dance Arts, Eureka. 445-2655, 822-6170. (DMT-0329) NOON-TIME BALLROOM. With Debbie Weist at North Coast Dance. Tues./Thurs. $70/person/month. (707) 464-3638. (F-0223) FREE INTRO CLASS, BEGINNING ARGENTINE TANGO. (For absolute beginners) Tues., Feb. 28, 8:15 p.m., in Arcata. Argentine Tango started in Buenos Aires in the late 1800’s and has traveled the world many times over. Considered by many to be one of the most passionate and beautiful dances, it’s a dance of improvisation. But you can’t improvise what you don’t know. Come join our class and we’ll teach you! The class is taught by Barbara and Lee, certified A.T.M.A. instructors, with over 8 years experience teaching Tango. A partner is not required but is suggested (we try to maintain gender balance). To get more information, go to our website, or call Barbara or Lee at (858) 205-9832. (DMT-0223) STUDIO OF DANCE ARTS. # 7 5th St., Eureka. (707) 442-1939. Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Modern, Irish Step, Hip Hop, Middle Eastern, Tango, Pre-School Dance, Pilates Mat. All levels & ages welcome. Register this month and perform in our June 19 performance at the Arkley Center For The Performing Arts. (DMT-0223) FRIDAY NIGHT SWING. At North Coast Dance. 7:30 p.m. swing lesson followed by open practice session. $5/person. Dance with Debbie, (707) 464-3638. (DMT-0216) TRILLIUM DANCE STUDIO PRESENTS: Salsa Lessons with Ozzy Ricardez and Miss Julie. All levels Welcome. Ongoing, drop-in Fri. nights, 7-8:15 p.m. 1925 Alliance Rd., in Arcata (x st. Foster) $7 single $10 couple. (DMT-0531)

NIGHTCLUB TWO-STEP. With Debbie Weist at North Coast Dance. Starts Tues., Feb. 21, 7 p.m. $60/person/ six weeks. (707) 464-3638. (DMT-0216) 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. (DMT-1227)

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. (F-1206)

MODERN DANCE. With Bonnie Hossack. Int/Adv., Sun.s, 10:30 a.m.-noon and Wed.s, 6:15-7:45 p.m.; Int. for teens, Mon.s, 4-5:30 p.m., Pan Arts Studio at 1049 C Samoa (Samoa @ K St.), Arcata. $10/class; $5/ students with valid ID. Info: 601-1151 or (DMT-0301)

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 (F-1206)

GUITAR/PIANO LESSONS. All ages, beginning and intermediate. Seabury Gould 444-8507. (DMT-1227)

PILATES MAT AND REFORMER (EQUIPMENT) CLASSES. Lots of classes Mon. thru Sat. Come pick up a schedule at Arcata Core Pilates Studio located at 930 Samoa Blvd-I St. parking lot entrance or go online to; or call Sharon at (707) 845-8156 (F-0216)

SAXOPHONE/FLUTE LESSONS. All ages, beginneradvanced, jazz improvisation, technique. Susie Laraine: 441-1343. (DMT-1227) WEST AFRICAN DANCE. Tues.s, Thurs.s, 5:30-7 p.m., at Redwood Raks, Arcata. All levels welcome. Live drumming. Dulce Christina 832-9547, 498-0146. (DMT-0301) PIANO LESSONS. Beginners, all ages. Experienced. Judith Louise 476-8919. (DMT-1227) BELLY DANCING WITH SHOSHANNA. Feel fabulous in classes for all levels in Arcata at Redwood Raks. 616-6876 or (DMT-1227)


AIKIDO. Aikido is an innovative, dynamic, and noncompetitive self-defense martial art. Six-week class, starting Feb. 21, Tues.s & Thurs.s, 5:30-6:30 p.m. At CR main campus on Tompkins Hill Road. $69. Information or to register, call College of the Redwoods Community Education at 269-4000 or, visit Community Education link. (F-0209) KUNDALINI YOGA & MEDITATION. Learn the ancient practice that uses posture, mantras, mudras, breathing techniques and relaxation to create a specific physical and mental state. Leave feeling centered and reconnected to the true beauty of your being. With Anne Marie Tse. Mon., March 5-April 9, 7-8:30 p.m. Fee: $60. Pre-registration required. Call HSU Extended Education to register, 826-3731 or visit (F-0223) HUMBOLDT CAPOEIRA ACADEMY. Spring Session: Feb. 1-June 15. Classes: Beginner Basics, Tues.s & Thurs.s, 6-7:15 p.m. Advanced Adults, Mon.s & Wed.s, 6-8 p.m. All Levels Adults, Thurs.s, 10:30-Noon. All Ages All Levels Community Class, Sat.s, Noon-2 p.m. Arcata, (707) 498-6155. HSU Students First Class Free. (F-0329) NOON-TIME YOGA. With Debbie Weist at North Coast Dance. Mon./Wed. $8 drop-in. (707) 464-3638. (F-0216) NIA. Nia has arrived in Humboldt County! Dance fusion fitness program blending healing arts, dance arts, and martial arts. Wed.s at the Bayside Grange, 6:30-7:30pm., 2297 Jacoby Creek Rd. Starts Feb. 1. Try it for FREE on Feb 1 & 8, then $6/$4 Grange Members. Pauline Ivens 707-441-9102, waterpolly@ (F-0412) ZUMBA. Latin-inspired fitness program using international music and various dance styles including Salsa, Cumbia, Merengue and Reggaeton for a great cardio workout. 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 12 p.m. and every Thur. at the Eureka Vets Hall 12 p.m. Marla Joy 707-845-4307. (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) NORTH COAST SELF DEFENSE ACADEMY. Come learn your choice of Gracie Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Lau Kune Do Kung Fu, Muay Thai, Stand-up/Kickboxing & MMA. 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 (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, 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) NORTHCOAST AIKIDO FOUNDATION. Instructing non-violent martial arts since 1978. Mon.-Fri., 6-7:30 pm. Adult Beginning Special: 6 weeks for $99, enrollment ongoing. Children’s classes Mon. or Wed., 4-5 pm, $40/month. Visitors welcome! 890 G Street, Arcata, entrance around back. 826-9395. www. (F-1227)


SPRING PLANT IDENTIFICATION. Learn to identify a wide variety of plants suited to our local area on guided walks around the College of the Redwoods main campus and adjacent Botanical Garden. Eightweek class, Mon.s, 1:30-4:00 p.m., starting March 19. $80. Information or to register, call College of the Redwoods Community Education at 269-4000 or, visit Community Education link. (G-0209) KLAMATH KNOT PERMACULTURE DESIGN. Learn to design ecological human habitats and food production systems for you and your community.10 month extended course drawing on a wide array of sites and instructors, from the North Coast to the interior Klamath River, March 15- Oct.13, 2012. Early registration fee: $800 before Feb. 15, Full Course fee: $900, includes lodging/partial meals. For more information contact Sandy Bar Ranch, (530) 627-3379, (G-0209)

SOIL PREPARATION AND FERTILIZATION. With Kevin Jodrey. Fri., March 16, 6-9 p.m. $70. Learn the essentials of soil prepartion and feeding your garden for the healthiest results. 707 Campus, 1881 Barnett Ct., #4, Redway Meadows Business Park. 707 Cannabis College,, (707) 672-9860. (G-0315) FOUNDATION CLASS. Fri. & Sat., March 17-18, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. each day. $275. Full Weekend beginning level class. Participants will leave understanding: Law, the many faces of Cannabis, from history to the ever changing current law. Health: The many reasons and ways to use medicinal cannabis safely. Horticulture: Effective techniques from soil preparation through to harvest and storage. Key elements of this class focus on knowing how to start, grow, harvest, dry/cure and store their own medicine. We will address small indoor soil systems but have a focus on outdoor organic practices. 707 Campus, 1881 Barnett Ct., #4, Redway Meadows Business Park. 707 Cannabis College,, (707) 672-9860. (G-0315) LIGHT DEPRIVATION TECHNIQUES. With Kevin Jodrey, Master Gardener. Fri., Feb. 24, 6:30-8:30 p.m. $40. At 707 Campus, 1881 Barnett Rd., #4, in Meadows Business Park. Information, www.707cannabiscollege. com, (707) 672-9860. (G-0223) PURE ANALYTICS WITH SAMANTHA MILLER. FREE 3 part series on medical cannabis. The Cannabinoids. Fri., Feb. 10, 6-8 p.m. Learn about patient tools for evaluating cannabis therapy, cannabis origin, uses and research, and the therapeutic uses and expected levels for THC, CBD and CBN. 707 Campus, 1881 Barnett Ct., #4, Redway Meadows Business Park. 707 Cannabis College,, (707) 672-9860. (G-0209) PURE ANALYTICS WITH SAMANTHA MILLER. FREE, Session 2 of 3 series on medical cannabis. Potency Testing Process, Fri., March 9, 6:30-8 p.m. Free. Learn Elements of accuracy and precision, importance of sampling, extraction process, certified standards and calibration and analysis. 707 Campus, 1881 Barnett Ct., #4, Redway Meadows Business Park. 707 Cannabis College,, (707) 672-9860. (G-0308)

Kids & Teens

BOYS & GIRLS CLUB T-BALL SIGN UPS. Are happening now, Feb. 6-March 15. For more information, please call (707) 441-1030 or visit www.bgcredwoods. org. (K-0223) CAPOEIRA KIDS. Spring Session 2012: Feb. 1-June 15. Classes: Beginner Kids (Age 5-7), Tues.s & Thurs.s, 3:304:30 p.m. Beginner kids (Age 8 & up), Tues.s & Thurs.s, 4:30-5:30 p.m. Advanced Kids (Ages 5-7), Mon.s & Wed.s, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Advanced Kids (Ages 8 & up), Mon.s & Wed.s, 4:30-6 p.m. Arcata, (707) 498-6155. (K-0329) PRESIDENT’S WEEK BREAK CAMP. Join us for roller skating, arts and crafts, sports and more! 5-13 year olds. Mon.-Fri., Feb. 20-24, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at Perigot Park. Full-day or half-day option. Extended care hours available. Register today as space is limited! Register at Blue Lake City Hall, or call Kara Newman, 668-5932, for more information. (K-0223) MODERN DANCE FOR KIDS. With Stephanie Silvia, 3:30-4:30 p.m, Mon. 3rd-6th grade, Thurs. 2nd-4th, Redwood Raks World Dance Studio, 8th and L, Arcata. $8 drop-in, $35. 5 classes. Info: 677-9323 and (K-0223) continued on next page

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CHINESE LANGUAGE AND CULTURE. Chinese School starts its 3rd year at Cutten Elementary. All ages. $90 for 6 Sat.s, starting Feb. 11. Call 442-7704 for brochure. (LA-0209)

Humboldt Domestic Violence Services. 6-7:30 p.m. For women experiencing intimate partner violence. Call for more info. 443-6042.


FRIDAY Bereavement Group. 1-2:30 p.m. Hospice Office, Eureka. 445-8443. Humboldt Domestic Violence Services. 12-1:30 p.m. For women experiencing intimate partner violence. Call for more info. 443-6042.

LIFETREE CAFE: JOIN THE CONVERSATION. One of the hottest selling books, “The Shack”- Have you read it? Author William Paul Young shares his struggles of abuse and scandal. Sun., Feb. 12, 7 p.m. Lifetree Café, 76 13th St., Arcata. Free Admission. Questions, Contact Bob Dipert 672-2919, bobdipert@hotmail. com. (L-0209)

SATURDAY Northcoast Icarus. 4 p.m. (2nd & 4th Sat.) Has Beans, Eureka. Changing the way the world views mental illness. 825-0890.

LIVING ON SHAKY GROUND: How to Survive Earthquakes & Tsunamis in Northern California. A free class. Fri., Feb. 17, 3 p.m., Healy Senior Center, Redway. Pre-registration is required: Call (707) 4990754. Presented by HSU Regional Training Institute, Community Disaster Preparedness (www.humboldt. edu/rti). Funding provided by the Calif. Emergency Management Agency Earthquake and Tsunami Program.(L-0216)

MONDAY Lyme Disease Support Group. 5:30-7 p.m. (3rd Mon.) Church of the Joyful Healer, Mckinleyville. 825-7835. Caregiver Support Group. 4-5:30 p.m. (2nd & 4th Mon.) Alzheimer’s Resource Center, 1901 B California St., Eureka 444-8254, x3220. Bereavement Group. 6-7:30 p.m. Jacoby’s Storehouse, 4th floor, Arcata. 445-8443. Bereavement Group. 6-7:30 p.m. Sequoia Springs, Fortuna. 445-8443. Nicotine Anonymous. 7-8 p.m. ACS Conference Room, Eureka. 668-4084.

SOCIAL JUSTICE SUMMIT. Keynote speakers, workshops and presentations focus on immigration issues and activism. Fri., March 2, 5-9 p.m. and Sat., March 3, 8:30 a.m.-9 p.m., HSU University Center. HSU/CR/ high school students: Free admission. Faculty/staff/ community: $25. Non-profits: $20. Fee includes conference materials and continental breakfast. One unit of optional academic credit is available for an additional $200. Pre-registration required. Call (707) 826-3731 to register, or visit summit. (L-0223)

TUESDAY Gynecologic Cancer Support Group. 3-4:30 p.m. (2nd & 4th Tues.) Humboldt Community Breast Health Project Office, Arcata. 825-8345. Queer Coffeehouse. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Raven, 523 T Street, Eureka. Safe place for queer/questioning youth. 443-7099. Caregiver Support Group. 10-11 a.m. (1st Tue.) Mad River Community Hospital. 444-8254, x3220. Caregiver Support Group. 12-1 p.m. (1st & 3rd Tue.) Timber Ridge Assissted Living, Eureka. 444-8254, x3220. Caregiver Support Group. 4-5:30 p.m. (2nd Tue.) Sequoia Springs Assisted Living Center, 2401 Redwood Way, Fortuna 444-8254, x3220. Prostate Cancer Support Group. 7-9 p.m. (2nd Tuesday) Eureka. 443-2241.

PLANNING YOUR RETIREMENT. Premier Financial Group, Inc., a Registered Investment Advisor, invites you to a free seminar on Tues., March 20, 5:15 p.m6:30 p.m. at the Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, 921 Waterfront Dr. Room 203, Eureka. Let us help you gain clarity and confidence around your retirement. RSVP at (707) 443-2741 or online at (LE-0315) ACCESSING POWER: GENDER ISSUES IN THE CANNABIS MOVEMENT. With Kyndra Miller and Alexis Wilson-Briggs. Sat., Feb. 25, 2-5 p.m. $45 The seminar explains the role of women in the marijuana movement. The first half of the course focuses on providing an historical framework of the first three waves of American feminism. The second half is an interactive discussion about the current representations of women in the movement, gender specific legal issues, and the role of sex activism. The three hour seminar is offered for the purpose of highlighting the fundamental role that women play in legalizing marijuana. At 707 Campus, 1881 Barnett Rd., #4, in Meadows Business Park. Information, www.707cannabiscollege. com, (707) 672-9860. (L-0223)


444-8254, x 3220.

Over 50 2/9/12

Bereavement Group. 5:30-7 p.m. Hospice Office, Eureka. 445-8443. Bereavement Group. 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. 1450 Hiller Rd., McKinleyville. 445-8443. Caregiver Support Group. 4-5 p.m. (2nd & 4th Wed.) St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, Ferndale 444-8254, x 3220. Caregiver Support Group. 6:30-8 p.m. (1st Wed.) Timber Ridge Assisted Living Center, McKinleyville

OSHER LIFELONG LEARNING INSTITUTE (OLLI). Offers dynamic classes for people age 50 and over. Call 826-5880 or visit to register for classes. (O-1227)


ADVANCED MEMOIR WRITING. For the serious memoir writer who wants to complete a project, this class will help writers get to the next level. With Sharon K. Ferrett. Thurs., March 1-29, 3:30-5:30 p.m. Fee: OLLI members/$70, $95/nonmembers. OLLI: 826-5880. (O-0223) HISTORY REPEATS ITSELF: LESSONS FROM THE AMERICAN 1920S. Explore the “New Era” or “Jazz Age,” that signaled the arrival of modernity in the American economy, society and culture. Discuss the impact of the automobile, advertising, radio, movies, music and literature, and discover the fascinating similarities between the 1920s and the present time. With Don Murphy. Thurs., March 1-29, 10 a.m.-Noon. Fee: $50/OLLI members, $75/nonmembers. OLLI: 826-5880. (O-0223) LAUGHING OUT LOUD: A JOY RIDE THROUGH CINEMATIC COMEDY. Short and feature films will be shown, from slapstick to sentimental, screwball to sophisticated and from romantic to absolute absurdity. See films with Mabel Normand, Charlie Chaplin, Fatty Arbuckle and Buster Keaton; other films to be shown may include Duck Soup, Some Like It Hot, and Monty Python and the Holy Grail, and more. With Philip Middlemiss. Thurs., March 1-April 5, 6-8 p.m. Fee: OLLI members/$60, $85/nonmembers. OLLI: 826-5880. (O-0223) PILATES PLUS. Designed for those over 50. Improve your posture and balance, create stronger abdominal muscles, and improve flexibility, which is essential as one grows older. Six-week class, Tues.s & Thurs.s, 9 a.m.-10 a.m., starting Feb. 21, at CR McKinleyville Site. $45. Information or to register, call College of the Redwoods Community Education at 269-4000 or, visit Community Education link. (O-0209) TAI CHI CHAUN FOR RELAXATION (IN GARBERVILLE). Introduction to beginning postures and transitions of the Yang style short form of Tai Chi Chuan, with Dick Stull. Fri., March 2-23, 2-3:30 p.m., in Garberville. Fee: $65/OLLI members, $90/nonmembers. OLLI: 826-5880. (O-0223) BEGINNING WOODWORKING WITH HAND TOOLS. Learn use and maintenance of basic woodworking hand tools, including saws, chisels, planes, rasps and scrapers. Then build a simple project. With Rand Hall. Wed., Feb. 29-March 28, 6-8 p.m. Fee: OLLI members/$75, $100/nonmembers. OLLI: 826-5880. (O-0216) CLASSIC GERMAN CINEMA. See and discuss films from the Weimar German era (1920s), the new German Cinema (1970s) and contemporary German films with Les Wright. Tues., Feb. 21-March 27, 6-9 p.m. Fee: $50/OLLI members, $75/nonmembers. OLLI: 826-5880. (O-0216) CONVERSATIONAL GERMAN 2. An introduction to basic conversational German language with Les Wright. No prior knowledge necessary, but German 1 is recommended. Sat., Feb. 18-March 17, 10 a.m.-noon. Fee: $45/OLLI members, $70/nonmembers. OLLI: 826-5880. (O-0216) WRITING FOR CHILDREN & YOUNG ADULTS. Learn to write and publish fiction and non-fiction books for children and young adults. With Pam Service. Sat., Feb. 18 and 25, 1-3 p.m. Fee: $50/OLLI members, $75/ nonmembers. OLLI: 826-5880. (O-0216) QUEENS MARRYING NORTH. Investigate the influences of the 16th century woman whose al-Andalusian heritage contributed to the English Renaissance: Catherine of Aragon. With Tom Gage. Tues., Feb. 28-March 20, 3:30-5:30 p.m. Fee: $60/OLLI members, $85/nonmembers. OLLI: 826-5880. (O-0216)

HUMBOLDT ENVIRONMENTAL FORUM: Species in Peril in Northern California. Join local experts for this 4-part discussion of the biology of vulnerable, threatened, or endangered species, and management issues that arise because of their status. Presentations include salmon (David Hankin), northern spotted owls and marbled murrelets (Jeff Dunk), mammals (Bill Zielinski), and managing endangered species on private lands (Lowell Diller). Wed., Feb. 29-March 21, 6-8 p.m. Fee: OLLI members/$45, $70/nonmembers. OLLI: 826-5880. (O-0216) PEN AND INK DRAWING. Learn pen and ink drawing techniques with Tim Clewell. Wed., Feb 29-March 28, 5-7 p.m. Fee: OLLI members/$60, $85/nonmembers. OLLI: 826-5880. (O-0216)


JUPITER’S LIGHT ASTROLOGY READING. The Sacred Geometry of Our Lives. Indivdual, Family & Relationship Readings. Shakati L. Walsh, MA Spiritual Phychology, MS Educational Counseling. (707) 6163163, (S-0223) LEARN SHAMANIC JOURNEYING. Sat. Feb. 25 12 p.m-6 p.m., $95. Learn the shaman’s soul-journeying technique which develops latent intuitive abilities, supports personal healing and accelerates spiritual growth with Michal Mugrage. www.thankful-heart. com. Call (707) 407-7192 for registration details. (S-0223) BEGINNING ASTROLOGY. Explore the Sacred Geometry of your life while gaining insight into your life purpose, karmic connections, talents and challenges, family patterns, cyclical opportunities and love & relationships. Classes begin Feb 28-April 3. Shakati Walsh, M.A. M.S. Visit website at:, email or Call (707) 8260734 or (707) 616-3163.(S-0223) DREAMWORK. Open the door to your soul’s wisdom through the exploration of your dreams. 6 weeks beginning Feb. 27- April 2. Shakati Walsh, M.A. M.S. Visit website at: , email or Call 707-826-0734 or 707 616-3163.(S-0223) SACRED RE-PARENTING. At the age of 27-29 we are called to awaken to our Sacred Parents, to begin the process of letting go of the stories of our family of origin and to begin the journey of reparenting ourselves through our understanding, relationship, and experience of the Universal Source of all Things: God/Spirit/Creator. Eight week journey into that liberating and empowering process. Class begins March 1 - April 26. Shakati Walsh, M.A. M.S. Visit website:, email or Call 707-826-0734 or 707 616-3163. (S-0301) TAROT AS AN EVOLUTIONARY PATH. Classes in Eureka and Arcata. Private mentorships, readings. Carolyn Ayres, 442-4240, www.tarotofbecoming. com. (S-0216) THE SLOW DOWN EXPERIENCE. GLOBAL MEDITATION CENTER. Intuitive Qigong, Chanting, Singing for Health & Inner Peace, Drumming, Tibetan Breathplay, Guided Imagery/Visualization & Immersions. 4001 West End Rd., Arcata. (707) 599-0748, shablow@ (S-0315) 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@, or for more info. call (707) 826-1701. www. (S-1227)

Field notes Sports/Recreation

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, 6-9 p.m. To schedule birthday parties, call 668-5932 or find us on facebook at (SR-0216) MEN’S BASKETBALL LEAGUE. Blue Lake Parks & Recreation. Thurs.s, April 5- May 17. Games at 6, 7, 8 and 9 p.m. at Blue Lake Rec Center. $400 per team. Winner receives Championship T-Shirts! Registration deadline March 15. Register at or call 668-5932. (SR-0308) WOMEN’S BASKETBALL LEAGUE. Blue Lake Parks & Recreation. Mon.s, Feb. 27- March 26. Games at 6:30, 7:30 & 8:30 p.m. at Blue Lake Rec Center. $250/team + $5/non-resident. Winner receives Championship TShirts! Registration deadline Feb.13. Register at www. or call 668-5932 (SR-0209)


JOLENE HAYES. Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist will guide you to uncovering and resolving whatever is blocking you from fulfilling your greatest potential so you can experience a life of creative expression, peace and joy. Call 707-499-9207 or email to make appointment. (T-1227) ADDICTED TO PORN/SEX? Sex Addicts Anonymous (SAA) meets weekly in Arcata, Eureka, and Fortuna. Go to or call 707-845-8973 to locate a meeting near you. (T-1227)


REAL ESTATE DISTANCE EDUCATION COURSES. College of the Redwoods Community and Economic Development offers a distance learning program that meets the approved course requirement to take the California State real estate license examination. Course completed at home with no classroom attendance. Information or to register, call College of the Redwoods Community Education at 269-4000 or, visit Community Education link. (V-0209) TRUCK DRIVER TRAINING. Extensive eight-week course that provides training and a background for many kinds of truck driving jobs. Informational meeting held at CR Eureka downtown site, Wed, Feb. 15 OR Fri, Feb. 17, 6 p.m.-8 p.m., for next session scheduled to begin April 2012. Information, call College of the Redwoods Community Education at 269-4000. (V-0209) PHARMACY TECHNICIAN TRAINING. 272 Online Course with classes meeting once a week for 12 weeks. Mobile Lab Services offers intensive courses designed to get you back to work quickly, and well trained. (707) 407-0518 or 511 H St., Eureka. (V-0308)



FREE INTRODUCTORY CLASS ON REINVENTING HEALTHCARE With doTERRA essential oils. Host a class in your home and receive a luxurious Aromatouch session. Kiernan, 496-8218. (W-0301) NATURAL FAMILY PLANNING/FERTILITY AWARENESS. Safe, effective, fun, women & men, all ages. For class call Marla Joy (707) 845-4307, marla_joy@ (W-0426) DANDELION HERBAL CENTER. Classes with Jane Bothwell. 10 MONTH HERBAL STUDIES PROGRAM, Feb.-Nov. 2012, meets one weekend per month with several field trips. Learn in-depth material medica, therapeutics, flower essences, wild foods, formulations and harvesting. EAT LOCAL! WILD FOODS BANQUET. May 5, 2012. Learn to positively identify and prepare many wild delicacies with numerous recipes being shared. PETROLIA SEWEEDING WEEKEND, with Allison Poklemba. June 23-24, 2012. Learn how to identify, ethically harvest, and prepare local sea vegetables. Register online www.dandelionherb. com or call (707) 442-8157. (W-0216) DOULA TRAINING. North Coast Clinic Network’s Doula by Nature-Childbirth Support Services announces a weekend doula training: Fri., Feb. 24, 6-9 p.m. and Sat. & Sun., Feb. 25-26, 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. The first major step towards becoming a certified doula. $150 registration fee + $300 course fee. Information and registration, contact Kate Maguire (707) 268-0341, (W-0223) DANCING FOR BIRTH: PREGNANCY/ POSPARTUM FITNESS. If you can walk you can dance! Classes are fun and casual, no experience needed. It’s a feelgood workout with moves inspired by world dance. Babies are welcome. Taught by Sarah Biggs, doula and educator. $10/class, or $40/5, first class free. Meets Suns., starting Feb. 5, 2-3:30 p.m at Humboldt Capoeira Academy. Call 840-4617 or visit pacificbirth. com. (W-0705) START YOUR CAREER IN MASSAGE THERAPY! Daytime classes begin Mar. 9, 2012 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 (W-1227) ●

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Mirror, Mirror on the Wall By Barry Evans

T he “mirror test” was invented about 40 years ago as a means to determine whether or not a creature possesses self-awareness. The test is simplicity itself: A chimpanzee, say, is kept in a cage, which has a mirror. While the animal is asleep, a researcher daubs a spot of color on its forehead and then watches what happens when the chimp wakes up and sees its reflection in the mirror. If it tries to wipe the color off, the animal obviously recognizes itself, and must therefore be self-aware. Animals that generally, but not always, pass the mirror test include the great apes: bonobos, chimpanzees, orangutans and gorillas; bottlenose dolphins and orcas; elephants; and European magpies. Human babies begin to pass the test at around 18 months or 2 years. Such supposedly smart creatures as dogs and cats routinely fail the test, however. Recently, the sublime obviousness of the mirror test — what could be simpler, a creature either does or doesn’t exhibit self-awareness by touching its spot? — has come in for criticism, and researchers are now questioning previous findings. Turns out, the issue of self-awareness is more subtle and nuanced than was previously thought. For instance, while most kids in Western societies point to their spot or try to erase it by the time they’re 2 years old, young children in such countries as Fiji and Kenya routinely fail to do so. When researcher Tanya Broesch from Emory University administered the test to 82 Kenyan children up to age 6, only two passed, while the majority stood in front of the mirror looking uncomfortable. Broesch attributes their “frozen” behavior not to a lack of self-awareness (she maintains they’re plenty aware) but rather to their unfamiliarity with mirrors (in the U.S., for instance, kids are surrounded by mirrors from babyhood!) and perhaps to

their awkwardness at having spots on their faces. In other words, the mirror test (like many other Western tests, such as the IQ test) is culturally biased. Meanwhile, researchers applied color to the foreheads of three elephants at a sanctuary in Thailand, and watched what happened when they looked in a mirror. These are highly self-aware animals, as shown by such behavior as displays of altruism and empathy. However, only one of the elephants in the study kept touching its mark, while the other two ignored theirs. Perhaps elephants don’t care as much about strange marks on their bodies. After all, they’re not “groomers” like primates, and are more used to putting mud and dirt on their bodies, rather than removing the odd spot. Even dogs’ apparent lack of self-awareness, as shown by the mirror test, is now being questioned. Dogs are not particularly visual creatures, relying much more on their sense of smell. Maybe their reaction to the test — simply ignoring marks on their foreheads — says more about our human bias towards the sense of sight. Also, not all gorillas pass the test, but the ones who fail may simply be uncomfortable with giving themselves eye contact in front of a mirror, since prolonged eye contact in their hierarchical society can lead to conflict. Perhaps we’re posing the wrong question. Rather than ask, “Is this creature selfaware?” we should be asking, “How selfaware is it?” The concept of self-awareness is a human notion that can’t be directly measured. Maybe the mirror test tells us more about ourselves and our desire for simple answers to hard questions, instead of offering any hard and fast rules about the natural world. l Barry Evans (barryevans9@yahoo. com) can readily empathize with the discomfort of fellow creatures while looking in a mirror. • NORTH COAST JOURNAL • THURSDAY, FEB 9, 2012



Date of Filing Application: January 31, 2012 To Whom It May Concern: The Name of the Applicant is: BEAR RIVER CASINO The applicant listed above is applying to the Department of Alcoholic Beverages Control to sell alcoholic beverages at: 11-15 BEAR PAWS WAY LOLETA, CA 95551 Type of License Applied for: 47-On-Sale General Eating Place 2/9/2012 (12-47)


A Dependency Petition has been filed in the above court. A Fact Finding hearing will be held on this matter on March 1, 2012 at 9:00 am at the Spokane County Juvenile Justice Center, 1208 W. Mallon, Spokane, WA 99201. YOU SHOULD BE PRESENT AT THIS HEARING. THE HEARING WILL DETERMINE IF YOUR CHILD IS DEPENDENT AS DEFINED IN RCW 13.34.050(5). THIS BEGINS A JUDICIAL PROCESS WHICH COULD RESULT IN PERMANENT LOSS OF YOUR PARENTAL RIGHTS. IF YOU DO NOT APPEAR AT THE HEARING THE COURT MAY ENTER A DEPENDENCY ORDER IN YOUR ABSENCE. To request a copy of the Notice, Summons, and Dependency Petition call DSHS at (509) 363-3550. To view information about your rights in this proceeding go to THOMAS R. FALLQUIST, Spokane County Clerk By GLENDA VOGT, Deputy Clerk 2/2, 2/9, 2/16/2012 (12-45)


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned intends to sell the personal property described below to enforce a lien imposed on said property pursuant to Sections 21700-21716 of the Business & Professions Code, Section 2328 of the UCC, Section 535

of the Penal Code and provisions of the civil Code. The undersigned will sell at public sale by competitive bidding on the 15th of February, 2012, at 9:00 AM, on the premises where said property has been stored and which are located at Rainbow Self Storage, at 4055 Broadway Eureka, Ca, County of Humboldt the following: Delta Russell, Unit # 5231 Douglas Thorp Jr., Unit # 5265 Amanda Marquardt-Flanders, Unit # 5287 (Held in Co. Unit) Jose Diaz, Unit # 5317 Hometown Buffett, Unit # 5554 The following units are located at 639 W. Clark Street Eureka, Ca, County of Humboldt and will be sold immediately following the sale of the above units. Jimmy Evanow, Unit # 3408 Tobin Steiskal, Unit # 3418 The following units are located at 3618 Jacobs Avenue Eureka, Ca, County of Humboldt and will be sold immediately following the sale of the above units. Jeffrey Pschaida, Unit # 1161 Luana Hillman, Unit # 1181 Maureen Merriman, Unit # 1584 Tobin Steiskal, Unit # 1661 Daryl McCovey, Unit # 1686 The following units are located at 105 Indianola Eureka, Ca, County of Humboldt and will be sold immediately following the sale of the above units. Laurel Hunsucker, Unit # 243 Terry Thomason, Unit # 321 The following units are located at 180 F Street Arcata, Ca, County of Humboldt and will be sold immediately following the sale of the above units. Millard McLaurin, Unit # 4352 (Held in co. unit) Arielle Kirvan, Unit # 4376 Kevin Ponce, Unit # 4744 Mariusz Hernik, Unit # 6182 O’Ryan McDonald, Unit # 6190 Christopher Pucci, Unit # 7056 The following units are located at 940 G Street Arcata, Ca, County of Humboldt and will be sold immediately following the sale of the above units. Seth Lane, Unit # 6301 (Held in co. unit) Katrina Gemini, Unit # 6416 Channing Sutton, Unit # 6420 (Held in co. unit) Maximilian Thomas IV, Unit # 6459 The following units are located at 2394 Central Ave. McKinleyville, Ca, County of Humboldt and will be sold immediately following the sale of the above units. Daniel McElrath, Unit # 9229 Alberta Dunkle-Scates, Unit # 9265 Rex Baker, Unit # 9411

William Holden, Unit # 9534 The following units are located at 1641 Holly St. McKinleyville, Ca, County of Humboldt and will be sold immediately following the sale of the above units. Jedediah Dake, Unit # 2110 Angaline Parr, Unit # 3205 Marc Woods, Unit # 3109 William Montgomery, Unit # 5107 (Held in co. unit) Sarah Nichols, Unit # 6206 Samuel Chambers, Unit # 9115 (Held in co. unit) Items to be sold include, but are not limited to: Household furniture, office equipment, household appliances, exercise equipment, TVs, VCR, microwave, bikes, books, misc. tools, misc. camping equipment, misc. stereo equip. misc. yard tools, misc. sports equipment, misc. kids toys, misc. fishing gear, misc. computer components, and misc. boxes and bags contents unknown. Purchases must be paid for at the time of the sale in cash only. Anyone interested in attending the auction must sign in at 4055 Broadway Eureka CA. prior to 9:00 A.M. on the day of the auction, no exceptions. All purchase items sold as is, where is and must be removed at time of sale. Sale is subject to cancellation in the event of settlement between owner and obligated party. Auctioneer: Rainbow Self-Storage, 707-443-1451, Bond # 40083246. Dated this 2nd day of February 2012 and 9th day of February 2012 2/2, 2/9/2012 (12-42)


The following persons are doing business as THE LOCAL at 517 F St., Eureka, CA 95501, 1061 10th St., Arcata, CA 95521. Maylies Reward 1061 10th St. Arcata, CA 95521 The business is conducted by A Corporation. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name listed above on n/a. /s Darren Cartledge, President. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Humboldt County on January 11, 2012. CAROLYN CRNICH Humboldt County Clerk 2/9, 2/16, 2/23, 3/1/2012 (12-46)


The following persons are doing business as CHANTELE LEATHERWOOD PHOTOGRAPHY, KC TRAVEL at 1896 Lighthouse Rd., Petrolia, CA 95558.

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Chantele Leatherwood 1896 Lighthouse Rd. Petrolia, CA 95558 Stephen Keith Leatherwood 1896 Lighthouse Rd. Petrolia, CA 95558 The business is conducted by A Married Couple. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name listed above on 1/1/2012. /s Chantele Leatherwood. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Humboldt County on January 24, 2012. CAROLYN CRNICH Humboldt County Clerk 2/9, 2/16, 2/23, 3/1/2012 (12-50)


The following person is doing business as UNIQUELY YOURS CATERING BY ELIZABETH at 4162 Morgan Place, Eureka, CA 95503. Elizabeth Marie Adams 4162 Morgan Place Eureka, CA 95503 The business is conducted by An Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name listed above on 3/1/12. /s Elizabeth M. Adams. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Humboldt County on January 26, 2012. CAROLYN CRNICH Humboldt County Clerk 2/9, 2/16, 2/23, 3/1/2012 (12-49)


The following person is doing business as CONSCIOUS HEALING at 920 Samoa Blvd., Arcata, CA 95521, P.O. Box 746, Trinidad, CA 95570. Paul Heffernan 1235 S. Westhaven Dr. Trinidad, CA 95570 The business is conducted by An Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name listed above on 2/1/2012. /s Paul Heffernan. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Humboldt County on January 31, 2012. CAROLYN CRNICH Humboldt County Clerk 2/9, 2/16, 2/23, 3/1/2012 (12-48)


The following person is doing business as HIGH COUNTRY HAULERS at 1111 Vista Dr., Fortuna, CA 95540. Casey Charles Kellogg 1111 Vista Dr. 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 Casey Kellogg. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Humboldt County on January 17, 2012. CAROLYN CRNICH Humboldt County Clerk 2/2, 2/9, 2/16, 2/23/2012 (12-41)


The following persons are doing business as BIGFOOT LAWN CARE at 1648 B St., Apt. B, Eureka, CA 95501, 1838 Harris St., Eureka, CA 95503. John William Pape 1838 Harris St. Eureka, CA 95503 Kevin Michael McLean 1648 B St., Apt. B Eureka, CA 95501 The business is conducted by Copartners. The registrants commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name listed above on n/a. /s Kevin McLean. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Humboldt County on January 18, 2012. CAROLYN CRNICH Humboldt County Clerk 2/2, 2/9, 2/16, 2/23/2012 (12-38)


The following persons are doing business as PANGEAN FARMS at 778 Tompkins Hill Rd., Fortuna, CA 95540, P.O. Box 9009, Eureka, CA 95502. Takasha Young 1488 Santa Clara St. Eureka, CA 95501 Monte Young 1488 Santa Clara St. Eureka, CA 95501 The business is conducted by A Married Couple. The registrants commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name listed above on n/a. /s Takasha Young. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Humboldt County on January 23, 2012. CAROLYN CRNICH Humboldt County Clerk 2/2, 2/9, 2/16, 2/23/2012 (12-37)


The following person is doing business as FAT RAT ENTERPRISES at 1303 Albee St., Eureka, CA 95501. Matthew R. Ruchong 5120 Lundblade 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 6/24/2004. /s Matthew R. Ruchong. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Humboldt County on January 24, 2012. CAROLYN CRNICH Humboldt County Clerk 2/2, 2/9, 2/16, 2/23/2012 (12-39)


The following person is doing business as LOST COAST ESTATE SERVICES at 3950 Lissa Dr., Eureka, CA 95503, 3144 Broadway, Suite 4, Box 147, Eureka, CA 95501. David Aaron Heilner P.O. Box 264 Whitethorn, CA 95589 The business is conducted by An Individual. The registrant commenced to

transact business under the fictitious business name listed above on 1/2/2012. /s David Aaron Heilner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Humboldt County on January 26, 2012. CAROLYN CRNICH Humboldt County Clerk 2/2, 2/9, 2/16, 2/23/2012 (12-44)


The following person is doing business as HUMBOLDT REGENERATION at 2320 Central Ave., Unit F, McKinleyville, CA 95519. Jacob Richard Pressey 900 Eucalyptus Rd. McKinleyville, CA 95519 The business is conducted by An Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name listed above on 1/27/2012. /s Jacob Pressey. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Humboldt County on January 27, 2012. CAROLYN CRNICH Humboldt County Clerk 2/2, 2/9, 2/16, 2/23/2012 (12-43)


The following person is doing business as IN STRIDE at 1345 Q St., Apt. A, Arcata, CA 95521. William Paul Moss 1345 Q St., Apt. A Arcata, CA 95521 The business is conducted by An Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name listed above on N/A. /s William Paul Moss. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Humboldt County on January 13, 2012. CAROLYN CRNICH Humboldt County Clerk 1/26, 2/2, 2/9, 2/16/2012 (12-32)


The following persons are doing business as FORBES & ASSOCIATES at 1807 Central Avenue, McKinleyville, CA 95519, P.O. Box 814, Trinidad, CA 95570. Forbes Realty, Inc. 361 Main Street Trinidad, CA 95570 The business is conducted by A Corporation. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name listed above on 4/20/1992. /s Susan Forbes, President. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Humboldt County on January 17, 2012. CAROLYN CRNICH Humboldt County Clerk 1/26, 2/2, 2/9, 2/16/2012 (12-34)


The following persons are doing business as FORBES & ASSOCIATES at 361 Main Street, Trinidad, CA 95570, P.O. Box 814, Trinidad, CA 95570.

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The following person is doing business as DANCE WITH DEBBIE at 426 F Street, Eureka, CA 95501, 4301 Cedar Street, Eureka, CA 95503. Deborah Ann Weist 4301 Cedar Street Eureka, CA 95503 The business is conducted by An Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name listed above on n/a. /s Deborah A. Weist. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Humboldt County on January 23, 2012. CAROLYN CRNICH Humboldt County Clerk 1/26, 2/2, 2/9, 2/16/2012 (12-35)


The following person is doing business as FRIENDLY FLOWERS at 393 Central Ave., Fields Landing, CA 95537, P.O. Box 363, Fields Landing, CA 95537. Kristin K. Shirley 393 Central Ave. Fields Landing, CA 95537 The business is conducted by An Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name listed above on N/A. /s Kristen K. Shirley. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Humboldt County on January 6, 2012. CAROLYN CRNICH Humboldt County Clerk 1/19, 1/26, 2/2, 2/9/2012 (12-25)

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PETITION OF: WILLIAM JOHN NEVINS TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner: WILLIAM JOHN NEVINS for a decree changing names as follows: Present name WILLIAM JOHN NEVINS to Proposed Name WILLIAM JOHN WARWICK III 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: March 14, 2012 Time: 1:45 p.m. The address of the court is: Same as noted above, Dept. 8 Date: January 19, 2012 Filed: January 19, 2012 /s/ DALE A. REINHOLTSEN Judge of the Superior Court 2/2, 2/9, 2/16, 2/23/2012 (12-36)


To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of: COY NEWMAN, aka COY N. NEWMAN. A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by AARON NEWMAN in the Superior Court of California, County of Humboldt. THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that AARON NEWMAN be

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To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of: PATRICIA ANNE JACKSON. A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by LAUREN PIERSALL HISATOMI in the Superior Court of California, County of Humboldt. THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that LAUREN PIERSALL HISATOMI 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

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The following person is doing business as DEL REY CHIROPRACTIC HEALTH CLINIC at 1989 Harrison St., Eureka, CA 95501. Joseph Brosnan 1989 Harrison St. Eureka, CA 95501 The business is conducted by An Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name listed above on N/A. /s Joseph Brosnan. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Humboldt County on January 18, 2012. CAROLYN CRNICH Humboldt County Clerk


1. “Star ____” 5. Behind bars 10. Really bad, in slang 14. With 4-Down, mother to Jack, Bobby and Ted 15. Parting word 16. Israeli carrier 17. OPEC founding member 18. Nabisco brand 19. “Cheers” barfly 20. Enticement by a sch. in Provo to students who want to put no money down? 23. Christmas ____


1. Oakland paper, familiarly 2. One of TV’s Gilmore girls 3. Biblical twin 4. See 14-Across 5. Children’s “Please, mom and dad ... pleeease?” 6. Take ____ (swim) 7. ____ monster 8. Hard to catch 9. Versatile actors may play them 10. Elapsed 11. Skin cream ingredient 12. Caleb who wrote “The Alienist” 13. It merged with Air France in 2004

24. Poke fun at 25. Peak in NW Turkey 28. Atlanta sch. on a rainy day? 34. Big-eyed 35. Snoopy, e.g. 36. Window units, briefly 37. Comic Costello 38. Ruby 39. It may make a ewe turn 40. Place to wash up 41. Actress Zellweger et al. 42. McEnroe rival 43. Tuition costs, endowment figures, etc. at a Dallas sch.?

45. Past or present 46. Baseball bat wood 47. Sleuths, for short 48. What pictures depict in a Tulsa sch. yearbook? 56. Ed Asner’s “Up” role 57. Pep 58. Prima donna 59. Mixed bag 60. Singers Fitzgerald and Jenkins 61. Vivacity 62. Schnapps flavor 63. Impoverished 64. Texting button

21. Future embryos 22. Got ready to shoot 25. Gangster gals 26. Bar closing time, perhaps 27. Sentiment on a Valentine’s Day candy 28. Davis who played Thelma 29. Pin place 30. Fairy tale meanies 31. Cameroon neighbor 32. Signs of surgery 33. Grammarian’s concern 35. His ninth symphony premiered in Vienna in 1824

38. Metallic refuse 42. Except 44. Swift in music 45. Up to, in adspeak 47. Short-winded 48. Valley 49. Song sung by a 58-Across 50. Put in the archives 51. Leer at 52. Artery 53. Noxious 54. Olympic figure skater Lysacek 55. Hourglass fill 56. Admit (to)




The following persons are doing business as OLD TOWN COFFEE & CHOCOLATES at 211 F Street, Eureka, CA 95501. Coastline Partners Inc. 211 F Street Eureka, CA 95501 The business is conducted by A Corporation. The registrants commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name listed above on 9/2002. /s Cathy Kunkler, CEO. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Humboldt County on January 13, 2012. CAROLYN CRNICH Humboldt County Clerk

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 March 29, 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: J.T. LARSON 100 H STREET, STE. 210 EUREKA, CA 95501 (707) 445-5767 FEBRUARY 6, 2012 SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA COUNTY OF HUMBOLDT

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Forbes Realty, Inc. 361 Main Street Trinidad, CA 95570 The business is conducted by A Corporation. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name listed above on 4/20/1992. /s Susan Forbes, President. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Humboldt County on January 17, 2012. CAROLYN CRNICH Humboldt County Clerk • North Coast Journal • Thursday, Feb. 9, 2012


continued from previous page. 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 February 23, 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: KENNETH M. BAREILLES ATTORNEY AT LAW 533 E STREET EUREKA, CA 95501 (707) 443-9338 JANUARY 26, 2012 SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA COUNTY OF HUMBOLDT

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Come join our dedicated team of professionals who are committed to compassionate care. LVN 1 Temp Crescent City Current LVN license, venipuncture, IV therapy certificate and injection certificate required. Strong teamwork and computer skills REGISTERED NURSE 1 F/T Willow Creek, 1 F/T Eureka Degree in nursing leading to license as Registered Nurse State of California. Current RN license for State of California.


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Medical Biller Maintenance Mechanic Production Labor Accountant Community Outreach Director of Nursing Computer Programmer Bookkeeper

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Humboldt-Del Norte Foundation for Medical Care is looking for dynamic and highly motivated individuals to join our organization. Programmer Position will work within the Information Technology and Services Department programming for MSAccess, MSSQL and MySQL databases, writing reports and generating interfaces.  Require skill in coding in Visual Basic, PHP and XML.  We’d prefer that you have experience coding in variations of Net. Other programming languages and/ or smart phone app development experience make you a more interesting candidate. 32 hours per week/benefitted position, pay range is $18-22/hr, DOE. For more information, please go to

Population Health Manager Position will function within the Information Technology and Services Department working with local primary care practices to enhance and improve clinical workflows in an effort to improve the quality of care provided across the community. Prefer experience in a medical office setting.  Understanding of clinical issues around preventive care is a plus. If you are the kind of person that can motivate behavior change in others, we want you! Full-time/benefitted position, pay range is $16-20/hr, DOE. For more information, please go to Email resume to or mail to PO Box 1395, Eureka, CA 95502.  Please reference “Programmer Job” or "PHM Job".

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MEDICAL ASSISTANT 1 F/T Willow Creek MA Certification, venipuncture and injection certification preferred. MEDICAL RECEPTIONIST 1 F/T Willow Creek Requires high school diploma or GED, plus three or more months of medical or dental office experience. MEDICAL RECORDS CLERK 1 F/T Willow Creek High school diploma or GED, strong computer skills and some experience in a medical office setting preferred. REGISTERED DENTAL ASSISTANT 1 P/T Crescent City Dental Assisting Degree or 2 or more years of dental assisting exp and current California RDA registration is required. Compensation

Open Door Community Health Centers offers great benefits, competitive compensation and a rewarding work environment. Application may be downloaded from: PLEASE submit complete applications (EOE) To: Carolyn Webb, Human Resources Manager Open Door Community Health Centers, 670 Ninth Street, Suite 203, Arcata, CA 95521 (707) 826-8633, ext. 5140, FAX (707) 826-8628

AIRLINES ARE HIRING. Train for hands on Aviation Career. FAA approved program. Financial aid if qualified- Job placement assistance. Call Aviation Institute of Maintenance 888-242-3214 toll free. (E-0209) PROGRAM COORDINATOR. Dream Quest Teen & Youth Center in Willow Creek: Looking for creative, self motivated individual who would be creating and implementing youth programs, supervising teen center, leading youth advisory board, performing community outreach and public relations. 14-27 Hour/Week. (530) 629-3564. (E-0209) CUSTOMER SERVICE REP I. FT plus benefits; McKinleyville CSD, $11.66-$12.85 hour (DOQ). Prefer 3+ years customer service, utility billing, banking. Background check required. Application at No phone calls please, Deadline 2/17/12. (E-0209) INSURANCE AGENTS. Personal lines for Fortuna Office. Benefits, etc. Email (E-0216)

R.N, PART-TIME. Exp. working w/ elderly preferred. No weekends/ holidays. App./job description may be picked up at Adult Day Health Care of Mad River Apps. accepted until position filled. (707) 822-4866 (E-0216) FAMILY PRACTICE PHYSICIAN. FT BC/BE, CA licensed, for K’ima:w Medical Center. FT/ REG Public Health Nurse. Oncall Medical Assistant and LVN, On-call or FT/TEMP RN. For application,, (530) 625-4261 ex 226 or rose.sylvia@ Selection will be pursuant to the Hoopa Tribe’s TERO Ordinance. Applicant selected will be subject to pre employment and random Alcohol and Drug testing. (E-0223) PERSONAL LINES CUSTOMER SERVICE REP. For Shaw Group Insurance office. Great employment package. Apply in person with resume, Shaw & Petersen Insurance, 1313 5th St., Eureka. (E-0223) HOME CAREGIVERS PT/FT. Nonmedical caregivers to assist elderly in their homes. Top hourly fees. 442-6102. (E-1227)

Dishwasher/Prep Cook - PT Janitorial - PT Bingo Admit Clerk - PT Crown Club Rep - PT Deli Worker - PT Dealer - PT Valet Attendant - PT Bartender, Sunset - PT Count Team Member - FT Cher-Ae Heights Indian Community of the Trinidad Rancheria

Employments Applications available in Human Resources/ Seascape/ Cher-Ae Heights Casino or our website at Cher-Ae Heights is an alcohol and drug free workplace with required testing.

TEACH ENGLISH ABROAD! 4-week TEFL course in Prague. Job assistance worldwide. We have over 1500 graduates teaching in 60+ countries! (E-0209) DOG SITTER WANTED. Must love dogs and be able to keep her overnight at your place. Arcata area. (530) 209-7773. (E-0209) TEACHING POSITION. Salmon Creek Community School is currently seeking applications for a creative and motivated teacher to join our community. Applicant would teach in a small 3rd-7th grade classroom. Credentials preferred. School hours Mon.-Thurs. 8:30-3 p.m. Salary DOE. Deadline March 1. For information call Niki 943-3502. Mail resume and 2 References to: Salmon Creek Community School, c/o Niki Stark , P.O. Box 828, Miranda, CA 95553 (E-0209) PAID IN ADVANCE! Make $1,000 a Week mailing brochures from home! Guaranteed Income! FREE Supplies! No experience required. Start Immediately! www. (AAN CAN) (E-0607) $$$HELP WANTED$$$ Extra Income! Assembling CD cases from Home! No Experience Necessary! Call our Live Operators Now! 1-800-405-7619 EXT 2450 http:// (AAN CAN) (E-0315)


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PERSONNEL ANALYST I County of Humboldt $3,923 - $5,034 Monthly

Plus excellent benefits, including PERS retirement. Perform a variety of professional personnel activities in support of a centralized personnel system, including recruitment and selection, classification and compensation administration, and application of applicable state and federal laws, local rules, policies and practices. Qualified candidates should possess a basic knowledge of the principles and practices of public personnel administration and demonstrated skill in establishing and maintaining effective professional working relationships. Possession of a four year college degree in a related field is desirable. Valid CA driver’s license required. Final filing date: February 22, 2012. Application materials available at Humboldt County Personnel, 825 5th Street, Room 100, Eureka, CA, or apply online at EOE

EUREKA FURNISHED 1BD APARTMENT. Available Now. Garage, Security Gate, Laundry, Water Paid. 1235 7th St., # A. $700. 4439207. (R-0209) HENDERSON ROOM FOR RENT. Need one more working male to share house. $400/month, $250/ deposit. Ron, 442-1337. (R-0223) ARCATA 1BD & STUDIOS. Available Now. Some or all utilities paid, coin op laundry, close to buses. Some units solar powered. Near HSU! Call for more info! 822-4557. (R-0209) HUMBOLDT BAY PROPERTIES. Apartments, rooms and houses. 443-5228. (R-0209) 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. (AAN CAN) (R-0531)

Current job opportunities: Sales Coordinator, Line Cook, Dishwasher Blue Diamond Dancer, Guest Room Attendant and more! To apply, simply visit the Human Resources office at the casino. For directions, current listings and other information visit

Environmental Health Specialist I County of Humboldt

$3,166 - $4,062 Monthly CalPERS Retirement

Conducts health inspections and investigations pertaining to hazardous materials or solid waste management. Issues permits and enforces compliance with public health laws and codes. Must have letter from the CA Department of Public Health Services to work as an Environmental Health Specialist I Trainee. Underground Storage Tank (UST) Certificate desired. See job announcement for information about specific requirements and application procedures. AA/EOE Filing deadline: February 27, 2012 Apply online at or contact Personnel (707) 476-2349 Humboldt County Courthouse 825 Fifth St., Eureka

1000 square feet of retail or office space available NOW at 3954 Jacobs Ave. Call Tim at 707-599-6853 or the Farm Store at 707-443-7397 for details.

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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

MANUFACTURED HOME. 14 wide, 2bd/1ba, in Azalea Park, 2637 Hidden Terrace, McKinleyville. Lot 80x70. $26,000. (707) 838-7653. (RE-0301) LOT FOR SALE. Lot #6 of Alta Sierra Estates, Unit #16, Nevada County. For more information, call (707) 205-7118 or (707) 2057117. (RE-0308) LOT FOR SALE. Lot #1994 in Coppercove subdivision at Lake Tulloch, Calaveras County. For more information, call (707)2057118 or (707) 205-7117. (RE-0308) WILLOW CREEK PROPERTY. 1.33 acres, Willow Creek Community Service District Water, underground power & phone at property. R-2 soils report and perk tested. Approved septic system design by Trinity Engineering. Property is zoned RST. Property is located off Highway 299 on private road one mile east of Willow Creek. Ready to build. $99,900 will consider offers. (530) 629-2031 (RE-1227)

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MCKINLEYVILLE DELUXE OFFICES. 1300 Hiller Road. New Building, Upstairs Suites, 700 & 750 sq.ft. Steve, 498-1342. (BR-0322) DANCE STUDIO RENTAL. Humboldt Capoeira Academy offers rental space for the performing arts, beautiful 2800 sq. f.t dance space offers hardwood floors, wall-to wall windows, full length mirrors, and dressing rooms. Convenient location is visible from the plaza, and will help you to promote your classes. Check with us for rates and availability. Contact Sarara at (707) 498-6155, or (BR-1227)

Auto /96 DODGE RAM 1500 4WD. King cab. Good Condition. $3500, (707) 441-9586. (A-0301) 1997 CHEVY SUBURBAN 4X4. 3/4 ton 454, power steering/ brakes, dual air, 3rd seat, 58k, low mileage, running boards, loaded! Excellent Condition. $8500. 4439528. (A-0216) 2002 TOYOTA HIGHLANDER. 4WD, 148k miles, great condition, garaged. $9000. (707) 951-4181 days, (707) 458-3501 evenings. (A-0216) CASH FOR CARS: Any Car/Truck. Running or Not! Top Dollar Paid. We Come To You! Call For Instant Offer: 1-888-420-3808 www. (A-0419) YOUR ROCKCHIP IS MY EMERGENCY! Glaswelder, Mobile, windshield repair. 442-GLAS, (A-1227)



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ANNUAL PAPER CRAFT SWAP MEET. Sat., Feb. 11, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Scrapper’s Edge Classroom, 728 4th St., Eureka. Scrapbook supplies,rubberstamps, collage and more. (BST-0209) • NORTH COAST JOURNAL • THURSDAY, FEB. 9, 2012









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837 H Street, Arcata, CA 95521 NEW RIMS AND TIRES. Brand new 16” 6 lug Tires and Rims for Chevy Truck. P265/75R16. $900 firm. New sport crab pots with ropes and floats, $50 each. Crab pot floats $5 each, with rope and bait holder $10. 497-6618. (BST-0209) 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. 530-629-3540. krchase@yahoo. com. (BST-1227)



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Pets PAWS OFF MY HERBS. 8% OFF SALE! Bulk herbs aren’t taxed and Buster still gets a break. It’s a dog’s life. Dot’s Vitality, Dot’s Veggie Vitality and Dot’s Arthritis. Find Dot’s at: Moonrise Herbs, Arcata, Humboldt Herbals, Eureka, or order online at (P-0223)

AMUSING GAMES & AMAZING PERFORMANCES FOR ALL AGES. Events, Birthdays, Festivals, Kidszones. I’ll Juggle, Unicycle, & bring Toys., (707) 499-5628. (S-0223) HOUSE CLEANING. Riana Terrill. Experienced, Reliable & Efficient to meet your needs. 668-5205, 499-1536. $15/hour. (S-0426) TAI CHI GARDENER. Maintaining balance in your yard. Well equipt. Maintenance + Projects 18 yrs experience. Call Orion 825-8074, (S-0426)





CATCH-LIGHT PHOTOGRAPHY’S 25th Anniversary sale, 25% off all Weddings, Portraits and Events. (707) 845-4160 www. (S-0913) HUMBOLDT HOUSE CLEANING. Rentals, Estates, Residential. Gift Certificates Available! Licensed & Bonded #3860. 707-444-2001. (S-0412) ERIC’S SERVICES. Home Repair, Maintenance, Affordable Prices (707) 499-4828. (S-0809) 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-0524) 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) A-1 STEAM CARPET CLEANING. Ask us about our $99.00 2 room special. Also now offering Green Guard 442-3229 ext 13 (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)

DISORGANIZED? HIRE A PRO! Paper, clutter, kitchens, closets. A.D.D. specialist. Experienced, Affordable, Friendly. Claire Josefine 268-8585. www.clairejosefine. com. (S-0223) MCKEEVER ENERGY AND ELECTRIC. Residential, commercial, industrial and agricultural. Electrical contracting and design. Renewable energy. Energy efficiency and sustainability. Energy consulting, documentation and field verification. Contact Nate McKeever at 707-822-0100 or or visit Lic. # CA C10 876832 (S-1227) WRITING CONSULTANT/EDITOR. Fiction, nonfiction, poetry. Dan Levinson, MA, MFA. 443-8373. (S-0223)

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M-AUDIO PROKEYS 88. Premium stage piano. Custom wood stand. Sony speakers. $750, 677-9410. (M-0301) ROAD TRIX ENTERTAINMENT. Live Music. Private Parties, Bars, Gatherings of all Kinds. Bookings, Bradley Dean, 832-7419. (M-0209) VIOLIN, VIOLA LESSONS. Two months free rental w/lessons. Also Weddings, Instrument Sales. Stefan Vaughan, 442-0689 (M0209) MUSIC LESSONS. Piano, Guitar, Voice, Flute, etc. Piano tuning, Instrument repair. Digital multitrack recording. (707) 476-9239. (M-0223) PIANO LESSONS. Beginners, all ages. Experienced. Judith Louise 476-8919. (M-1227) SAXOPHONE/FLUTE LESSONS. All ages, beginner-advanced, jazz improvisation, technique. Susie Laraine: 441-1343. (M-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-0301) 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-0726)

GUITAR/PIANO LESSONS. All ages, beginning and intermediate. Seabury Gould 444-8507. (M-1227)


Humboldt Co. mental HealtH Crisis line

445-7715 1-888-849-5728

Humboldt domestiC ViolenCe serViCes

443-6042 1-866-668-6543 rape Crisis team Crisis line


national Crisis Hotline

1-800 SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433) national suiCide preVention lifeline


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GIT YER VALSSAGE! Swedish, Deep Tissue & Therapeutic Massage.

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LIFETREE CAFE: JOIN THE CONVERSATION. One of the hottest selling books, “The Shack”- Have you read it? Author William Paul Young shares his struggles of abuse and scandal. Sun., Feb. 12, 7 p.m. Lifetree Café, 76 13th St., Arcata. Free Admission. Questions, Contact Bob Dipert 6722919, (C-0209)

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(707) 826-1165 GAIL PASCOE, RN, MFC. CA license MFC 25083 is re-opening her private practice specializing in T.B.I. & other neurological problems, health challenges, anxiety and depression. Call 362-6951. (MB-0503) HOW DO YOU LEARN TO LOVE YOURSELF DEEPLY? Explore your dreams and/or everyday life experiences as deep reflections of your own emerging beauty and strength. With spiritual teacher/ guide AnaLora Garrard, author of Your Dreams: Spiritual Messages in Pajamas., 826-2647. (MB-0301) LIVING OUR DIVINITY. Yemayah Kessloff CMT, Reiki Master, CranioSacral Therapy, Certified Yoga Teacher, Wellness Consultations w/ Shopping Assistance. At Jade Dragon Medical Spa and The Isis Temple. www.LivingOurDivinity. com or 460-0303. (MB-0503)

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PICTURE ACTIONS & INTENTIONS ALIGNING. Sound good? Feel confident, improve memory, accelerate learning, eliminate phobias, trauma, anxiety, compulsions, addictions. Dave Berman, Certified Hypnotist, Life Coach and Master Practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP). Free consultation: (707) 845-3749. Helping the YOUniverse conspire on your behalf. (MB-0209) CERTIFIED MASSAGE THERAPIST. Samantha Dudman-Miller, (707) 616-6031. (MB-0726) NATURAL FAMILY PL ANNING/FERTILITY AWARENESS CLASS. Safe, effective, fun, women & men, all ages. Call Marla Joy (707) 845-4307, (MB-0426)


CRANIAL SACRAL THERAPY. Infused with Shiatsu, Quantum Touch Healing, Energywork. Crescent City, (517) 974-0460. (MB-0726) NEEDING SOME SUPPORT RIGHT NOW? Experienced counselor & therapist Lind a N e s b i t t , M S W, LC S W (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. (MB0426) SWEETHEART SPECIAL. Certified therapeutic massage for women. First timers $10 off. Soaking tub available. Call Brittny, 445-7919. (MB-0301) TAROT AS AN EVOLUTIONARY PATH. Classes in Eureka and Arcata. Private mentorships, readings. Carolyn Ayres, 4424240, www.tarotofbecoming. com. (MB-0216)

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

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Treating Bulimia, Anorexia, Binge-Eating. Kim Moor, MFT #37499

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JUPITERS LIGHT ASTROLOGY READING. The Sacred Geometry of Our Lives. Indivdual, Family & Relationship Readings. Shakati L. Walsh, MA Spiritual Phychology, MS Educational Counseling. (707) 616-3163, shakatiwalsk@yahoo. 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)

NORTHCOAST AIKIDO FOUNDATION. Instructing non-violent martial arts since 1978. Mon.-Fri., 6-7:30 pm. Adult Beginning Special: 6 weeks for $99, enrollment ongoing. Children’s classes Mon. or Wed., 4-5 pm, $40/month. Visitors welcome! 890 G Street, Arcata, entrance around back. 826-9395. www. (MB-1227)

Counseling services available for individuals, couples and families.

Bonnie M. Carroll, LCSW LCS # 23232

1225 Central Ave. Suite 3 McKINLEYVILLE


MOSAIC MASSAGE. Customized pressure and style by Heather, Massage Therapist with 10 years experience. Swedish, Deep Tissue, Prenatal, Reflexology. Located at Om Shala Yoga, Arcata, (707) 362-2821 (MB-0209) 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. Latin-inspired fitness program using international music and various dance styles including Salsa, Cumbia, Merengue and Reggaeton for a great cardio workout. 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 Mon. Club, 610 Main St. Every Tue. at the Trinidad Town Hall 12 p.m. and every Thur. at Eureka Vets Hall 12 p.m. Marla Joy 707845-4307. (MB-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,, or for more info. call (707) 8261701, (MB-1227)

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REMODELED, WARM AND WELCOMING. Lovely 3BD 2BA home with new bamboo and laminate floors. New paint, recessed lighting, and crown molding throughout. Backyard patio with views of the bluffs. $195,000

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ASTROLOGY & TAROT. With Salina Rain: Readings, Counseling and Classes. Mon., 1:25 p.m. KHSU 90.5 FM. (707) 668-5408. astro@, 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)

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Couple Searching for New Owners to Love the Vineyard, Mini-Farm and Beautiful Views! Protected from the wind, with views to the south, with space to play, raise animals, and pursue hobbies! From annual Brunch Retreats, HSU Student Gatherings, hosting large family Thanksgiving dinners to Grandchildren “camping out” in the upper part of the Barn, this home has provided many happy gatherings. The Seller elaborates: “The goodsized barn with workshop downstairs and workspace upstairs provides a great place to pursue hobbies, as do the dark room, greenhouse, henhouse, each with pipedin water. The fruit orchard and small (35 vines) vineyard, as well as the irrigated garden space to provide rewarding activities, including making our own pinot noir wine... The cross fencing sets aside approximately two acres which we have used to graze cattle and currently trade the hay in exchange for mowing. The play yard, with swings, a slide, climbing and crawling areas, always appealed to our visiting grandchildren when they were young.” Designed to Allow Separate Entry: Whether your guests or teenagers are coming home late, or you are running a home office where clients need to visit, the second and third bedrooms can be accessed through a separate front door. The sellers wanted to be able to conduct a legal practice, keep their residence private and maintain a lovely design. Built by Reputable Builder With Lots of Amenities: Constructed by Ray Wolfe in 1987, this home has fine finishing touches, a lot of built in book shelves and cabinets, and a beautiful wine cellar. The wine cellar provides space for about 800 bottles. The space provides well for living and entertaining. The wood stove, and the forced air furnace provide excellent warmth, and the southern view of the countryside warms the heart. There is covered RV parking, and a 2 car attached garage. The home boasts approximately 2400 square feet with 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, formal dining room, a dark room, glass roof over hot tub on deck, porch, deck, breakfast nook, central vacuum system, wood stove, gas furnace, and a separate ~600 square foot shop with a ~600 square foot hobby room above with a half bath. A green house and henhouse, fruit orchards, and irrigated

garden areas create that country feel. Location and Views Provided the Canvas Needed for a Special Home! Combining traditional styling of clapboard siding and fiberglass composition shingle roof with up to date features such as natural wood cabinets, porcelain tile kitchen and dining floors, quartz kitchen counters and the conveniences of many built-in bookcases, separately wired photocopy closet, and easy living floor plan, the Sellers created a timeless, beautiful country home that is also energy efficient and well insulated. How to See This Home: The Seller is represented by Michelle “Mikki” Cardoza of Benchmark Realty Group, who is happy to assist with this or any other property. Please consider whether $599,900 is a comfortable price for you before requesting a viewing. Have you determined how you will pay for your home purchase? If you need assistance getting pre-qualified, please discuss your options with your Realtor® “We wanted to get or preferred away from hectic Local Lender. and crowded city Please set an living. After searching throughout California, appointment at we discovered this 6.4 least 24 hours acres in Hydesville. in advance The land is far enough through your from the coast to bring frequent warmth, high Realtor®. enough to be outside of the flood zone, served by a public water agency, close to excellent medical facilities,. and the right size to allow living a rural life.”



5 bed, 2 bath, 2,336 sq ft Arcata home with country feel and lots of privacy on 2.35 acres, split level floor plan with open kitchen and dining room walkout to deck that’s great for entertaining

4 bed, 4 bath, 2400 sq ft Cutten home with separate 2 bed, 1 bath second unit, beautiful sun room, addition with skylights, extensive decking & large patio, large game room, newer roof


4 bed, 2 bath, 1,536 sq ft Arcata home located on a quiet cul-de-sac on an oversized lot, close to a big city park, remodeled kitchen, family room, dual pane windows, two redwood decks

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$ 690,000 Pitt River Single Family Home

+/-61 acres by the pitt River in Shasta County. newer 2000 square foot 3 bedroom/2 bathroom home, hydro- electric power, year round creek, southern exposure. over 750 thousand board feet of merchantable timber. Gorgeous hideaway location only one hour from Redding.

$ 375,000

Weitchpec Land/Property

+/-40 acres klamath River Humboldt CountyLand/property Beautiful property along the klamath River. ¼ of a mile of river frontage, wooded, off the grid, year round creek and deeded access. excellent fishing, swimming & hunting. elevation approximately 750 ft. owner may carry.

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