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Top photo: the Munk’s off-grid home in rural Northern Humboldt County. Left: hand built and painted shed on the property

From left to right: Bonnie, Crow and Linda Munk, Osha and Jaime

Meet our neighbors Crow and Linda “Nana” Munk, Sunny Brae Customers

We don’t go to big box stores. We shop only at little stores that buy local products and Murphy’s is our favorite!” says Nana. “We bring homemade sauerkraut for Cole in the meat department and cords of wood to share with the Murphy’s folks.”

He and Nana add flourishes to everything in their gracious world. A little birdhouse here and that little bit of extra attention to woodwork on the out buildings adds a gentle style to their land. They paint murals on the walls, too.

“We have no cell phones or TV or an answering machine for our phone at the house,” says Crow. Nana and Crow have lived off the grid for 25 years. They grow as much of their food as possible and trade for most anything else. “Bear, deer, mountain lions, ringtail cats, fishers and martins,” says Nana, “we see them all the time. We used to see more spotted owls but now its barn owls.” Crow has cut and milled the beautiful wood for their comfortable house and the out buildings.

They harvest up to 300 pounds of walnuts each year to store or use for trade. They also grow over 500 garlics a year which Crow braids for storage, beauty, trade and giving. They even have a kiwi arbor. “We store the kiwis in egg cartons and they keep all winter in the root cellar,” says Nana. One of the other buildings is a smoker. Hot peppers are grown in the hot house, smoked and made into chipolte for meat rubs.

Years ago, Nana and Crow ran a wilderness school for foster children in Idaho and California. “We had kids from all over,” says Crow. “They would stay for a few weeks and learn about living off the land. Ann E Casey Foundation — her son founded UPS — was the sponsor for 10-12 children at a time to come to our wilderness school.” “We do Tai Chi everyday with a teacher and we play music everyday so we boogie!” says Nana. “We make it into town to Murphy’s about once a month and we can visit our granddaughter, Osha, at the same time. Bless you all!”

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A Touching Choice Editor: High praise for Josephine Johnson’s cover story about euthanasia, “Choosing Death” (April 25). The article was beautifully written, very moving, complete with facts about the procedure and how it affected the couple and their family. This subject has been around for a long time and still needs coverage for understanding. The subject was my first feature article for United Press International in 1972. (I told my brother I had written an article about euthanasia and he said he didn’t think I knew anything about kids in Asia.) Josephine Johnson brought the issue home in a very personal way. When I came to the end it was like putting down a good book. Dave Rosso, Eureka Editor: I wish to thank Josephine Johnson and the Journal for their fair treatment of Betty and Reg Dawson’s end-of-life story. Talking with Josephine about our experience gave Dominic and me time for reflection, and some closure. Betty and Reg were special people: clever, humble, polite, reserved, dignified, kind and generous. The saying “we die and give birth as we live” seems to fit their experience. As someone who works in the Humboldt birthing community, I see that just as it is with birth, the way we die matters. The choices we make as we prepare to give birth and as we prepare to die affect us emotionally, physically and spiritually. And our choices affect those around us. Reg and Betty Dawson gave tremendous thought and care in creating their final passage, an end that was dignified and ended years of suffering. It is one of the most powerful experiences of my life to have witnessed such brilliant clarity amidst such suffering. After watching my dear grandmother suffer with Alzheimer’s for over two years, it gave me comfort to be close to Reg and Betty who died intentionally, with distinction and grace, and in the presence of their loved ones. The Dignitas staff present at their deaths deserve mention. These two women were in essence midwives for Reg and Betty’s final passage. They were there to comfort, to answer questions and to create a sacred and safe space

for their final breaths. They never hurried Betty or Reg in their process. They shouldered a heavy weight that day, midwifing the death processes of not one but two human beings, and they did so with immense professional compassion, and a rare capacity for patience. In our constantly moving lives, it is important that birth and death be given the time and attention they need. Tina George, Arcata

VA Valuable Editor: I am writing as a partially disabled combat infantry veteran of Vietnam, regarding your recent article “The Long Wait,” (April 18) about the new VA clinic in Eureka. We live on a cattle ranch near Petrolia, almost 50 miles from Eureka. I have been using the VA since 1994 when my private insurance became impossible to maintain. While I agree that the previous privately contracted VA clinic operated by Drs. Craig and Swenson was very well-run, I believe that the new VA clinic is not nearly so bad as Heidi Walters implies. While it has had some start-up problems and difficulty retaining doctors, so far, it is still functioning better than many hospital

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emergency rooms or privately run clinics. I have had to make two hurried appointments for a serious respiratory infection in the past week, and both times was able to consult with a visiting physician from Ukiah. Dr. Shepard was most helpful. My waiting time is usually not more than 10 minutes at the new VA clinic. The rest of the staff have been universally polite, respectful and helpful, and include several nurses and medical personnel who have served the Humboldt veteran community very well in both the former and present VA clinics. I want to publicly commend all of them and reassure others in the public and the veterans’ community. John M.G. Brown, Petrolia

CR is History Editor: Eighteen years ago, the president of College of Redwoods saw the importance of a historic preservation program and HPRT was born (“Re-imagining CR,” April 11). Historic Preservation and Restoration Technology teaches the intricacies of historic preservation in all of its aspects. The HPRT program has trained 10 DANCO employees at the Samoa site, Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy employees and CCC’s; helped Point Cabrillo restoration, the Falk Engine House completion, mold casting of the intricate details on the upper façade of the Arkley Center which had been slated for perma-

nent removal and Carson Mansion floor plan documentation; completed 50 state survey forms and barn assessments. HPRT obtained over $300,000 in grants for tools from the Carl Perkins Endowment for Career Technical Education. The Ink People have received $94,000 through community donations for the Annie B. Ryan House, which is a hands-on HPRT project. In addition, another $45,000 has been donated toward the Annie B. Ryan House because of HPRT. After the 1906 earthquake, San Francisco Bay Area was rebuilt using local redwood. As our building stock ages, we need vast numbers of trained crafts persons in all aspects of the trades in historic preservation to address the needs. The HPRT program is the only program west of the Mississippi that teaches students how to restore historical buildings. The spin-off of this program has long lasting effects on our communities and how we care for our environment. Please continue to support the HPRT program. Alexandra Stillman, Arcata

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Should public funds be used to study an East-West rail line? NO


By John Murray

By Lance Madsen


ome years back, when I called the North-South railroad and its backers Idealistic Dreamers Involved in Our Transportation System (IDIOTS for brevity), you might have thought that I was anti-railroad. Such is not the case. A railroad would do wonders for our local economy. What I am against is using public funds on an endeavor like that one, which had two studies done, each showing the line would lose public money! When the East-West (EW) proposal first surfaced at the Eureka City Council over a year ago, I went to participate in the discussion. Bill Barnum caught me off-guard when he pitched the proposal, and he stated that this was a project to be undertaken by the private sector. I have no qualms with what people want to do with their own money, so I told the council a railroad would be nice — but keep a tight hold on your tax dollars. Something changed! Now the EW proponents want a $300,000 Caltrans grant to do a feasibility study. That is not private financing; that is our tax money. This process, now that public funds are being sought, rankles me on a couple of fronts: First, why are public monies being sought to find out if some Rich Opportunistic Businessman (ROB for short) can make money? The ROB should use his own money. A prime example of this arose in 1982, when Exxon was considering Humboldt Bay as a location to build oil platforms for the Santa Barbara Channel. The oil company paid the county about $2 million to do a lot of the work required. It did not ask the public to check things out and let Exxon know if it will work. In the end, it had the platforms constructed in Korea. Second, before anyone invests even seed money, it is prudent for either the public or private sector to prepare a

quickie pre-feasibility study to see if this project even has a chance of succeeding. I have sat through one of the presentations asking for people to support an expensive feasibility study. What will be hauled, what route will you take, what will it cost .... the answer is the feasibility study will tell us. Currently all we have is a line on a map and a request for money. We have been told it will not be containers or coal as a cargo, but once a railroad is in place I don’t think anyone but the ROB has a say in what is hauled. You definitely do not want to build it and hope they will come. Not seeing a pre-feasibility study from the proponents ( I can’t even get a return call from the chairman and vice-chairman of the East-West committee to find out when its next meeting is going to occur in this transparent public process), I phoned a friend with 40 years’ experience in giant port/rail projects, and he roughed one out. The line is 130 miles long, at a track cost of $1,000 per foot. We need additional money for environmental documents, earthwork, drainage, bridges, ample sidings for two-way rail traffic, signals and right of way acquisition; so we are using $3,000 per foot for the main line. In round numbers that is $2 billion. We still need port development, locomotives, design, permits, and because we are early in the project, a hefty contingency fund. So we are looking at $3 billion to get this running. With the limitations of our port, it could handle an estimated 50 million tons per year of commodities if freight and ships were available 100 percent of the time. A rail car holds about 100 tons. That means we could see 500,000 train cars per year, one way. That equates to 1,370 cars per day, one way. If we convert to going in both directions and estimate 100-car trains, we have in excess of a 1.5 continued on page 8



n the issue of an East-West rail line, there are those who promote the notion of “no public funding for the feasibility study at all,” or “if there is a need, let the private sector do the study.” Those comments suggest that no state or federal funds should be used in a feasibility study. If this is to save taxpayers money, it must be noted that state and federally funded programs already exist. They are competitive and were designed to help local entities develop solutions to local and regional issues. The taxpayer funds will be spent either in or out of our region. By not competing for these funds, we are actually promoting other regions of the state or nation instead of our own. It is probable that a wholly privately funded feasibility study could be completed with little or no public input. In that case, the first time the public might get to review and comment on the private work product would be after information has been collected, analysis completed and a plan developed. In addition, it is entirely probable that information generated by a privately generated study would be proprietary and thus not available for public review. I would venture to predict that the same individuals or groups who do not want to spend public monies on this study would then complain loudly about the lack of transparency and accountability of a private study that might lead to an actual project. Public funding for all or part of the feasibility study is desirable to ensure public transparency and accountability. From the beginning of public discussion about funding an East-West rail feasibility study, there has been a very clear message: “There would be no expenditure of local general fund money spent on the study.” That message is at the heart of the memorandum of agreement that formed the UpState RailConnect Committee. The committee

consists of the city of Eureka, the counties of Humboldt, Trinity and Tehama, and others dedicated to the feasibility study process. A minor amount of staff time by all member agencies was used to establish the UpState RailConnect Committee, which first met in November 2012. By design, the committee has used volunteers, a nonprofit organization and a small state grant to coordinate regionwide support, provide public education presentations, assist in the public process and research public funding. A partially or wholly publicly funded study using guidelines being developed by the UpState RailConnect Committee will guarantee public involvement throughout, from crafting the scope of work to reviewing data and draft and final reports. As proof of the sincerity of this public process, the UpState RailConnect Committee has proposed approximately 23 public meetings during the feasibility study process. Elected officials create and shape public policy during their service on policymaking bodies. To form good policy, every elected official should seek out and use factually based information. With a publicly funded study, elected officials and the public are guaranteed access to study information. The UpState RailConnect Committee was formed specifically to ensure that the feasibility study process was as open as possible and that it was funded with the minimal financial impact to these local agencies. Thus far, it has been successful on both counts. “Do not spend public monies” is not a new argument. The feasibility studies and designs of many fully or partly publicly funded projects have been subject to the same objections. They range from the redevelopment of Old Town and downtown Eureka to the Wharfinger Building and the public marina. All have benefited Eureka, creating and sustaining longterm jobs and continued on page 8






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Should public funds be used to study an East-West rail line?

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mile train at each street crossing every hour every day. At this point my expert started using rules of thumb for private financing and indicated banks would allow seven years of financing, i.e., would require repayment at the rate of $500 million per year. (The short repayment period is due to the proposed new venture having no collateral; either a large railroad company or a government body’s tax base has the collateral for a 30-year loan or bond.) That means the train operator would have to add a fee of $10 per ton, or $1,000 per rail car, over and above the charges for normal operations and profit. That would put hauling costs 10 times higher than those on alternate routes that my friend is familiar with — or five times higher if

there is a backhaul commodity. If the ROB gets 30-year financing it still appears unworkable. I have put my numbers out here for the ROB and IDIOTS to scoff at, but I have at least made something public so we can discuss this rather than pursuing a dream that may not be attainable. Poke holes in this; it is a starting point. I hope you can, because a train would be nice. But government agencies should not be spending money or underwriting loans on this; nor should anyone else until we see some numbers from the ROB. l John Murray, a registered civil engineer, is a former public works director and a former county administrative officer for Humboldt County.




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innovative local businesses. The economic viability of the proposed rail lies in its use as a “land bridge” between the port and the national rail network. This creates jobs for existing residents and is limited in scope with regard to new corporate development. The population of the region would likely remain steady while the unemployment rate would drop through high-paying, benefitted jobs. Local agencies and local communities would benefit from taxation and fees associated with increased port usage, and local business through lower transportation costs. Our existing population and resource markets do not merit local import/export port utilization. This has resulted in the neglected condition and underutilization of our port. Creating

a land bridge would bring money into the community for projects that will enhance our way of life and our environment, through both increased incomes and environmental quality. In 1990 when addressing the EastWest rail concept, Journal publisher Judy Hodgson wrote “A century later, it may be an idea whose time has come.” With a partially or a wholly publicly funded feasibility study, Judy may be right. l Lance Madsen, a Eureka city councilman, is chairman of the UpState RailConnect Committee and the contact agent listed with the California Secretary of State for the Land Bridge Alliance, which supports a feasibility study for an East-West rail line.

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Hatched! Two bald eagle chicks have made celebrity appearances in a nest watched over by a remote camera. One chick has been named Kyle, after the property owner’s nephew, and the other will be named by school kids. See our website for links to the eagle cam and details on the contest. ●

We all love to play, but work helps keep Humboldt going — our labor and the work of others make it possible for us to eat, drink, heal, learn, read, drive and so much more. So celebrate Humboldt at Work with the North Coast Journal’s photo contest. Take photos — the real thing only, no Photoshop please — of working life in Humboldt County any time between May 1 and May 15, 2013, and email them to photocontest@ no later than 10 a.m. on Thursday, May 16. Whether it’s a rancher with his herd, a doctor in her scrubs or a grower tending his crop, there’s beauty to be captured. The details: In your email, please include the time, date and place of each picture; the names of those photographed (from left to right); your name and a daytime phone number. Don’t worry — we won’t publish your phone number — but we will publish lots of winning entries and runners up. You may enter up to three high resolution jpg files, but please keep each email under 10 MB. Grand prize is a working person’s feast: dinner for six at Porter Street Barbeque and a case of beer from Mad River Brewing.





he sun was just coming out of the clouds when Abe Stevens answered the door to the spacious Fortuna warehouse that houses his distillery. Beams of sunlight shone in through skylights, haloing the small still standing in the center of the building. Bright copper and silver, the still was dwarfed by the expanse of the room, which takes up an eighth of a 10th Street block just off Main Street. It feels like too much space for one man and a 60-gallon liquor machine, but it allows him to store bottles and ingredients, distill and test his products, have an office, and put together a small tasting counter for what he hopes will be thirsty future customers. Plus, he’s optimistic. “This is on the smaller side,” he said. “Hopefully it will prove to be too small.” Stevens is a thin man who looks younger than his 37 years. This April morning, he walks briskly around his distillery, sheepishly clearing off countertops around the shop and fiddling with papers and equipment. The space is clean, but with the clutter of a young business. Stevens grew up in Fortuna. Went to Fortuna High School. After getting a degree in chemistry in Chicago, he worked in the biotech industry in New York City and the San Francisco Bay Area. For the last six years, Stevens invested in real estate in Des Moines, Iowa — an opportunity that came his way but wasn’t as fulfilling as tinkering with chemistry. Homebrewing beer had long been a hobby for Stevens, and he had been thinking micro-distilling could also be appealing — then he noticed boutique distilleries taking off around

the country. “I thought ‘Uh oh, they’re stealing my idea,’” he said. Stevens had gotten experience distilling — a physical process, rather than a chemical reaction, that concentrates or purifies solutions — in an industrial setting in his post-college career. He hadn’t ever tried distilling alcohol until he founded Humboldt Distillery, though. It’s illegal without the right permits, in part because it’s dangerous. Alcohol vapor is highly flammable. Stevens and his wife had eyes on Humboldt County since the birth of their daughter, who is now 3. Stevens knew firsthand it was a good place to raise a kid. But when they were contemplating moving back, it was not a good time to find a job in Humboldt County, especially in chemistry. With a dream and visions of empty cocktail shakers in his old neck of the woods, he decided to found a distillery, and the family moved back in January 2012. “This was a way for me to create my own job,” he said. “It’s also a fun industry. It gives me a chance to use my chemistry background.” Now he’s getting ready to sell his first batch of vodka.

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have dozens of fine local libations to choose from, ranging from hop-loaded beers to piquant wines. But there’s been a notable gap among bottled beverages with the “made in Humboldt” stamp: hard liquor. Those of us who want a drink with a bit more bite, who want to localize that Sunday morning bloody mary – Woodley Island iced tea, anyone? – have been bereft. That is beginning to change, though,


The boutique distillery trend is trickling into Humboldt

By Grant Scott-Goforth



Tri-County Independent Living wishes restaurateurs, “trying to convince them with two craft distilleries perfecting their that it’s worth it to carry a local brand.” products and a third seeking a permit. And good news for local sippers who It seems likely that these are the first associate “craft” with “costly” or “boulegal stills being started up in Humboldt tique” with “bankruptcy” — he hopes to County since Prohibition. keep bottles around $20, give or take a Our mini-boom comes amid a nationfew bucks. wide surge in craft distilling. “I’m trying to find a price that’s typical Bill Owens — the gregarious founder for Humboldt County,” he said. and president of the American Distilling With Stevens’ Humboldt Distillery well Institute in Hayward, Calif. — said the underway, Fred J. Moore III is working on number of craft distillers has been rising getting a second legal distillery off the sharply, sometimes by as much as 30 ground, after getting a percent a year. There are permit in February. around 500 now, Owens “Abe Stevens — I said, up from 65 when think he kind of beat he began the institute us to the punch,” said 10 years ago. Moore, owner of the Portland, Ore. is (slightly confusingly home to “distiller’s row,” titled) Humboldt Craft an industrial district Distillers, which is based inhabited by boutique in Eureka. tasting rooms and Moore is in the manufacturers, which early stages — he was has resonated with a bit surprised to get a visitors and residents. phone call about it — Stevens used that as but his motivations are an example, as well as not unlike Stevens’. other distilleries in So— Bill Owens He wants to “put noma and Mendocino Humboldt on the map” counties, when pitching for world-class liquor. his business to Fortuna “This artisan craft discity officials. He said he tilled line is our passion,” he said. received no negative feedback from the The success of local brewers and city or its residents. vintners motivated Moore, a father of two Richard Stenger at the Humboldt teenage daughters and the chief financial County Visitor’s Bureau said he can see officer of Redwood Capital Bank. the potential. He touted the “grain to glass” ethos “The more local things get, the more of craft distillers, saying he will focus on people like them,” he said. Just being local products for his planned whiskey open to the public makes for a tourist and other spirits. For now, it’s too early to destination. “People like to tangibly see early to talk specifics. Jovially secretive, where the things they eat or drink are Moore declined to let the Journal see his being made.” distillery on Seventh Street in Eureka. Owens said artisan distilling is a logical After work and on weekends, he’s percontinuation of a broader trend. fecting his recipes and planning to move “Wine went through the renaissance. into a larger facility. Then it was beer that went through the “I want to have a killer product before renaissance. Then it was bread, coffee. Ten we go live,” he said. years ago no one would even dream of Jeff St. John, the third hopeful spiritsdoing that. The same thing’s going to hapmaker, has secured a federal permit and is pen with spirits.” nearing state approval. As consumer tastes become increasingly St. John moved to Redwood Valley (off refined, Owens speculated that California’s Highway 299 between Arcata and Willow alcohol laws may relax with an increasing Creek) in 2005, seeking just the right clidesire for local, artisan beverages. mate to grow pinot noir grapes, which he “In New York you can sell your gin at had grown for years near Santa Cruz. He the local produce market on Saturday got into grapes after more than 20 years mornings,” he said. “I’d have shot of gin at as a metallurgist in the airline industry. eight in the morning; that wouldn’t hurt.” Like Stevens, he has experience distilling In Humboldt, Stevens is shooting for things less palatable than spirits — zinc, a May 1 release for his vodka, give or take for example. a few days. Once he’s got it in the bottle, His Rocky’s Ridge Winery (it’s named he’ll be hitting the pavement. He has a local distributor and plans to visit local continued on next page

“In New York you can sell your gin at the local produce market on Saturday mornings.”

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continued from previous page after for St. John’s horse) hasn’t sold a bottle of wine yet, but a tasting room (a collaboration with two other wineries) is opening at Second and F streets in Eureka in several weeks. St. John plans to make port, which is made by combining stronger alcohol with wine. Rather than buy liquor, he’ll make it out of his own grapes. He plans to make cognac-like brandies and whiskey but doesn’t expect those for some time. “The smallest time you can age a whiskey and have it be decent is three years,” he said.

Distilling is a relatively simple

process. “It’s essentially taking a low-proof alcohol and making it high proof,” Stevens said. Proof refers to the concentration of alcohol. Pure alcohol — 100 percent — is 200 proof. Hard liquor — at least the stuff we drink — is typically 80 to 100 proof and comes from the same building blocks as beer and wine. Whiskey — made with corn, malts or other grains — starts basically as beer, minus the hops (West Coast beer drinkers may gasp collectively imagining such a thing). Stevens’ vodka and rum will both be made from a fermented combina-


tion of evaporated sugar cane juice and molasses. Brandies will come from pears, apples or berries. “With fruit you mash ‘em up and add yeast and you end up with wine,” Stevens said. Stevens’ still is reminiscent of another age, a Jules Verne-ian bathysphere, a tangle of tubs, gauges and knobs. Alcohol has a lower boiling point than water, Stevens explains, so when it’s heated in the first drum of the still, the alcohol vapors rise into the next chamber. The hot alcohol gas moves through three more chambers, where it is re-boiled and further concentrated each time. At the end of the line, cold water circu-




lates around the boiled vapors, condensing the alcohol back into liquid. It dribbles out of a small spout into a waiting 55-gallon drum. The original beer- or wine-like slurry, stripped of its sugar and intoxicating powers, is disposed of. “It’s not a very pleasant drink,” Stevens said, but it still has nutritional value. When he’s up and running, he’ll be looking for a farmer who can use the liquid. Stevens distills multiple runs over multiple days to get a usable quantity

— he figures six gallons is a day’s work. (For comparison, Jack Daniel’s sells more than 10 million cases of whiskey — approximately 30 million gallons — per year, according to a 2012 Daily Mail article.) The alcohol comes out pure — 200 proof. “Everything comes out white and clear from the still,” Stevens said. That includes whiskeys, rums and other liquors that are typically sepia-tone when sold. It’s the aging process — often done in oak barrels — that adds the dark-molasses to sunny-golden hues. Stevens adds water to bring his liquor



down to the narrow range that’s allowed by alcohol regulators. It has to be close to what’s advertised on the bottle. “It’s kind of an involved process,” he said. Stevens is starting with a basic organic vodka. Something simple to promote at bars and get his brand going. He’s working on an orange blossom vodka and a raspberry vodka (the raspberry vodka he let us taste was aggressively fruity, but not overly sweet, without the artificial-ness of some berry liquors). He’s planning for more spirits — brandy and spiced rum — later this year. That rum is a nod to Humboldt Bay’s notable nautical history, Stevens said.

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clear that Humboldt hasn’t had an aboveboard distiller since the mid-1800s — maybe ever. County planner Steven Lazar was unaware of any distilleries that his department had subjected to land use review. Local Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control investigator Karen Locken, who fondly calls Stevens “the Mad Chemist,” hasn’t seen a craft distiller in Humboldt County in the 25 years she’s familiar with. Going further back in time, the county’s boozy history mixes politics, melodrama, crime and money. Some of it is outlined in the Susie

Baker Fountain Papers — a collection of historical clippings and notes compiled by Humboldt State University’s first graduate. They include a long record of boozing, from saloons to breweries, but no registered spirits manufacturers. Eureka Books co-owner Scott Brown perused old Humboldt County directories and found no listed distillers. Historian Ray Hillman likewise couldn’t dig up anything. “I don’t think there were ever any legal distilleries up here,” Hillman said. “Grape growing was not anything extensively pursued at all. They brought in all kinds of liquor by steamer from San Francisco — and that would be kind of a hard market to compete with. We had breweries but not distilleries.” Moonshine, Hillman said, was where Humboldt County shone. “Boy, there sure were a lot of illegal stills all over the place in the 1920s,” he said. “Even in what is now Sequoia Park.” Humboldt County was so fond of drink, local legend goes, that General and President-to-be Ulysses S. Grant developed his particular fondness for whiskey during his brief station at Fort Humboldt. An 1892 tax collector’s report showed 178 saloons within the county borders. Mostly concentrated in Eureka, the taverns boasted names such as The Eureka Sample Room, the Empire Oyster Saloon, The Cosmopolitan Club and the Fox’s Den, and few familiar names like the Oberon and Vance. These taverns were popular and successful, offering billiards, tobacco, cabaret and other, less savory entertainment that the newspapers of the day continued on next page

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continued from previous page were less likely to discuss. They caused a fair share of problems, as Fountain’s crime clippings show. People were accused of intoxicating marks to grease real estate negotiations and other nastiness. After prohibition of alcohol passed by a constitutional amendment in 1920, Humboldt County, like most communities, suffered the corruption and violence that coincided with an exploding black market. In One Eye Closed the Other Red: The California Bootlegging Years, author Clifford James Walker characterized the North Coast booze trade as a rough-andtumble, fiercely independent market where just about everyone looked the other way when it came to a popular illegal intoxicant (sound familiar?). Timber loading sites on the rocky Northern California coast doubled as ports for sea-borne alcohol shipments. Gangs swiped whiskey on the long, unoccupied stretches of the Redwood Highway between here and San Francisco. Walker writes that the World Famous Tree House near Piercy (which Highway 101 travelers will recognize) was the first tree padlocked after moonshine was being sold out of it. Norman Steenfott — a Eureka resident — told Walker he sold booze as a teenager during prohibition. “I was driving taxi when I was 16 years old. Someone would ask me to get a bottle, I’d go get one just like they’d ask me to get a pound of hamburger in the butcher shop. In those days it was semi legal anyway. … Everybody violated the law. People sat around and they knew the district

attorney and detectives were running their own stills or they had someone running places for ‘em.” Walker’s history names some complicit county officials, including Eureka attorney Stephen E. Metzler, who — when the battle between the “Wets” and the “Drys” was at a boiling point, and the current DA had a stillsmashing police squad — campaigned and won the top lawyer spot on a platform of dissolving the “dry squad.” “Soon, however, he directed the largest bootlegging ring in the county right out of his district attorney’s office,” Walker writes. “After Metzler took over as D.A., it seems as if Humboldt County went back to the good-ol’ boys style of law enforcement with the coastal towns being wide open.” By the time prohibition was repealed in 1933, smalltime distillers had largely disappeared and large manufacturers seized the market. “Prior to prohibition, there were tons of micro-distilleries around the county,” Stevens said. “A lot of communities had distillers. Then prohibition came and wiped them all out. It’s only in the past few years that distillers started coming back.”

Local cocktail curator Amy Stewart — who contributes to the Journal and is currently touring the nation with her new book The Drunken Botanist — said the booze movement couldn’t have come to Humboldt County soon enough. “I think it’s a shame that it hasn’t been done up until now,” Stewart said, calling from North Carolina. continued on page 16


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continued from page 14 In a 2011 column, Stewart lamented the lack of a local hard cider producer. She repeated that refrain last week, saying apple brandy tops her local spirits wish list. She’s in luck — both Stevens and Moore name-dropped apples. Stevens is planning on creating both pear and apple varieties of eau de vie — a clear, unaged brandy — in the fall. Humboldt Distillery is certified organic. And Stevens is committed to using local ingredients whenever he can. St. John’s wines and brandies will be Humboldt County grown. Moore’s ethos echoes that — “grain to glass,” he calls it. But that’s not always easy. “Sometimes it can be trade-off between local and certified organic,” Stevens said. For all these new distillers, the science is technical, the paperwork tedious — but they’re also the only relatively sure things in starting a distillery. The big unknown is if the liquor will sell.

“That’s been the hardest thing to predict,” Stevens said. Owens, the distilling institute founder, said it is no small feat opening a successful distillery. He regularly fields calls from budding drink-makers. “There’s no university classes, there’s no books. You’re out there on your own,” he said. “Usually if someone calls me, I say, ‘If you get this up in two years, I’ll fly up there and buy you dinner.’” Cocktail maven Stewart said it all comes down to the men and women behind the bars. “I hope local bars will embrace it and pour it for people,” she said. Giving people an opportunity to try a drink before committing to the price of a bottle is important, and most people are in restaurants more often than in liquor stores. The will exists — but will a trio of sauce-minded still stars find a way to lift Humboldt County’s spirits? The proof will be in the drinking. ●



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Comedy at Redwood Curtain, plus a busy month of May By William S. Kowinski


ow could I write a play for my fellow third graders to perform when it would be nearly a decade before I actually saw a play, live onstage? The short answer is television, specifically situation comedies. It is even now the format that any American audience is most likely to know, including audiences for the comedy Skin Deep, now on stage at Redwood Curtain in Eureka. Those audiences are greeted with Daniel C. Nyiri’s impressive set, which nevertheless looks familiar. It’s a down-market, outer-borough New York apartment, reproduced with the detail we expect in a movie or TV show set. Some of those details — like the box of Ritz crackers, the Kix cereal on top of the fridge — suggest

that despite the vaguely contemporary time in which the play takes place, this is really the sitcom 1950s, but with cell phones and collagen injections. It’s the apartment of Maureen Mulligan (played by Christina Jioras), a plus-size and no longer young woman, who is getting ready for a blind and possibly last chance date with Joe Spinelli (Dmitry Tokarsky), perennially unattached and also middle aged. Maureen’s sister Sheila (Susan Abbey) is helping her prepare, with encouragement and makeup. Sheila was the pretty one, though lately obsessed with cosmetic surgery. She’s married to an upscale lawyer she’s worried is straying, the handsome Squire Whiting (Brad Curtis). While Brooklyn and Queens no doubt maintain some old ethnic enclaves

(though I’d be surprised if there are many Irish parents who still expect one of their daughters to become a nun), this has a very ‘50s sitcom feel: Irish and Italian Catholics, plus a token WASP, as seen through the comedic and highly verbal prism of predominantly Jewish writers. All the characters in Jon Lonoff’s script for Skin Deep are witty, and the story is sweet and slight, with a single psychological turn that Maureen eventually states directly, in case we missed it while laughing at the jokes. This play really is skin deep. But skin is important, too. It’s where we first feel the world and where we get burned. And there are worse ways to spend an evening than watching a live sitcom, especially with this ensemble of actors. Not only are they individually talented, able to create convincing characters and relationships that have nuances that deepen the play, but they do so by working so well and so truthfully together. Credit for that must also extend to director Cassandra Hesseltine. Christina Jioras is winning, Brad Curtis brings out elements of his character that might otherwise remain latent in the script, Dmitry Tokarsky is solid and Susan Abbey is funny without losing her character’s dignity and humanity. The New York accents are pretty good, too. There’s romance, misunderstanding and a touch of farce in the second act, involving (as farce often does) closed doors hiding someone who shouldn’t be there or open doors creating a wrong impression. It’s uncynical, moderately fast paced and not long. There’s a lot about food, so expect to crave snacks afterwards. Costumes are by Jenneveve Hood, sound by Jon Turney, props by Laura Rhinehart. Skin Deep continues weekends at Redwood Curtain through May 18.

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this coming weekend: Proof, the Pulitzer Prize-winning drama by David Auburn, is at the Gist Hall Theatre on Thursday, May 2, through Sat-

urday, May 4, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, May 5, at 2 p.m. Produced by the HSU theatre department and directed by Michael Thomas, it features Dakota Dieter, James Read, Kyle Handziak and Queena DeLany. Lynnie Horrigan designed the set, Glen Nagy the sound, James McHugh the lighting and Marissa Menezes the costumes and makeup. It closes Sunday. More information: The 1960s musical Hello, Dolly! will be performed at Ferndale Repertory Theatre at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 2 p.m. Sundays through May 12. Directed by Justin Takata, with musical direction by Tina Toomata (you say Takata, I say Toomata), choreography by Linda Maxwell and scenic design by Liz Uhazy. it features Rae Robison, Dave Fuller, Erik Standifird, Molly Severdia, Dante Gelormino, Sasha Shay, Lizzie Chapman and Brodie Storey heading a large cast. At 8 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, May 2 and 3, the Arcata Playhouse hosts the physical theatre duo Wonderheads Mask Theater, performing an original piece, Loon. Co-artistic directors Kate Braidwood and Andrew Phoenix are graduates of the Dell’Arte International School, and their signature is larger-than-life masks and puppets billed as “live-action Pixar.” Liz Nicholls in the Edmonton Journal described this show as “a simple, classic underdog story, the rediscovery of the sense of possibility. And it’s told with beautiful physicality.” Then the following weekends, the next batch of Dell’Arte MFAs produce The Mothership: Thesis Festival 2013, at 8 p.m. on Thursdays through Saturdays, May 9 through May 18, in the Carlo Theatre. Summit Fever follows three grotesque clowns as they climb Mount Everest, Because I Love You Most of All is a surreal murder mystery and Room 111 answers the question, “What do you get when you put three outrageous characters in a cramped motel room for eternity with a mysterious potato?” l


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f flowers could throw punches or blow kisses, Theresa Oats would be right there to witness it with one of her signature rose paintings. Need a flower with a sweet disposition? Oats has you covered. Want one that comes with a sharp tongue? She’s painted that too. You can see her roses — passionate, pugnacious and plentiful — at her Images from Life show at Sewell Gallery Fine Art during Arts! Alive and through May 26. “Roses are like little individuals,” Oats says while we sip fragrant green tea at her Loleta studio. As we talk, her language is filled with light and color. Outside, the wind howls, moving the walls in breathlike pulses. Birds trill in the trees, while Henry the burro slowly nuzzles the grass just below the studio deck. Inside, the smell of oil paint and thinner, with a faint hint of diesel, hangs in the air. Oats’ fervent flower portraits are lined up on a narrow shelf like school kids waiting for the bus. They are small, but substantial. Their simple, matte-black frames hug them close, giving each one a little space to call its own. Her descriptions of them are almost parental. Pointing to one, Oats says it is “excited about life,” while another is “interested about the world.” This one is “more introspective,” while that one has a “hot personality.” Her hands fly around to the sides and above her head as she talks


about the petals moving in the breeze. “They almost look like jellyfish to me!” Well-known for painting en plein air, an approach that puts painters in direct contact with nature, Oats has now brought that dynamic to her flower portraits. After spending so much time painting in her lush garden, Oats says, she realized that the longer she looked at the variety of blooms, the more she noticed how each one had a slightly different structure. Her new work seeks to capture their “unique way of existing” by focusing on the flowers’ individuality, gesture or expression. More so than the color, light and beauty (although these are important), Oats is in search of the personality of a flower by spending time painting each one. Those familiar with Oats’ work will notice that she has stripped away the surroundings and focused exclusively on the flowers. She has eschewed her well-known garden paintings and zeroed in on the beings she likes most. While the garden environment is still critical to her art, the uniqueness of each bloom has come to the fore in these new works. Oats has also painted tulips, gladiola and daffodils for the show, but her favorite flower portraits are the roses. Each stroke sculpts peaks and valleys of petals, all coalescing around the heart of the blossom. The images offer the effervescent, frothy and unpredictable sense

of time passing and working its magic on all of us. Indeed, Oats mentions often that her favorite moment to paint a flower comes when it is “a tad past its prime.” The contemplation and patience in her work shows the hand of a mature painter who has learned to look ever so closely at every subtle transition of color, value and light. These portraits, most measuring around 6 by 6 inches, contain only the essence of a flower that has long since passed on. The paintings explode with color. Expressionistic strokes send rusty pinks to swoop past lemony yellows. Vivid oranges plunge into pools of crimson and coffee. At the tip of some petals, crisp sunlightwhites stand proud, radiant as royalty. Farther in, dark umbers set off delicious cotton-candy pinks. Oats knows colors well. Posters from paint companies adorn her studio walls, describing every available hue. Paint tubes litter horizontal surfaces. They aren’t just thrown around though; there is a method to the splatter of her crumpled, squeezed, crusty and rolled-up collection of tubes — each one plump with possibilities that only a painter can see. Her favorites are the cadmium reds, yellows and oranges. Cadmium, a silvery, bluish-gray metal, is a byproduct from the processing of other metals like zinc and copper. Its vivacity helps give Oats’ blooms their

intensity and arresting vibrancy. To maintain each color’s brilliance, she often paints with them straight out of the tube. When needed, she’ll cool a color down with light yellow or heat it up with a bright orange. Light seems to flow through her work rather than reflect off of it. The brilliant translucence of her surfaces suggests an ability to see through the light to the very core of the painting. Oats is extremely sensitive to the shifting angles of light as the sun crosses the sky. In fact, when painting her flowers, she places them in the ever-changing light of an east window rather than the more static light of a north window. This atmospheric sensitivity comes from decades of painting outside. Oats is well-known for her trademark plein air landscapes, and alongside her flowers the Sewell will also be displaying a handful of her most recent vistas. Her landscapes hum with the fertile expectancy of change, halting those perfect moments so that we may linger on them before they disappear forever. The expansive views and dusky colors in these paintings perfectly complement the intimate facets of Oats’ flower portraits. As a whole, they describe a painter who is not afraid to take on nature, large or small. ● Ken Weiderman is a potter and art educator living in Eureka. • NORTH COAST JOURNAL • THURSDAY, MAY 2, 2013


First Saturday Night Arts Alive! Opening receptions, art exhibits, music and more, 6-9 p.m. For more information contact Eureka Main Street at 707-442-9054 or Atrium and Rotunda Gallery: selections from the permanent collection; Homer Balabanis Gallery: artists’ cooperative; Anderson Gallery: David Kimball Anderson sculptures inspired by the flower paintings of Morris Graves; Knight Gallery: Richard Gabriele watercolors; Floyd Bettiga Gallery: Humboldt Artist Gallery Group Show; Youth Gallery: tapestry artists. 3a. COTTAGE ANNEX 618 F St. Shabby chic, cottage chic, etc. 3b. EUREKA THEATER 612 F St. Popcorn, music and a preview show for a May 5 auction of antiques and collectibles. 3c. ANNEX 39 608 F St. Art Deco and mid-century modern. 4. REDWOOD ART ASSOCIATION 603 F St. 55th annual spring exhibition, with paintings, mixed media, Humbo



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1. EUREKA INN 518 Seventh St. Lauren Cogan Jones, mixed media. 2. AREA 1 AGENCY ON AGING 434 Seventh St. “Being Here Now — Celebrating Older Americans Month,” works by artists 60 and older, including Lorraine Miller-Wolf, Stock Schlueter, Alan Sanborn, Patty Sennott, John Wesa, Mimi LaPlant and many more. 2a. OMSBERG AND PRESTON 434 Seventh St. Suite B A continuation of the “Being Here Now” show celebrating older Americans. 3. MORRIS GRAVES MUSEUM OF ART 636 F St. Performance Rotunda: “Musaic” blends trumpet, accordion, dumbek, gaida and more to create music from 11 countries; Thonson Gallery: 12th annual Northwest Eye Regional Photography competition and exhibition;

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10. MANHARD CONSULTING 611 I St. Cindy Noble, watercolors. 11. SEWELL GALLERY FINE ART 423 F St. Theresa Oats, “Images from Life,” oil paintings; guest artist Hans Spek; book signing by Tracey Barnes Priestly; Susie Laraine and Brian Post, performing; beverage sales benefit Access Humboldt. 12. NORTH COAST DANCE 425 F St. Open rehearsals for “Dance, the Final Frontier.” 12b. SIDEWALK GALLERY at Ellis Art and Engineering 401 Fifth St. Alex Escudero, “The Rock and Sticks are Talking,” sculpture. 13. NORTH COAST REPERTORY THEATRE 300 Fifth St. 30th anniversary reception, unveiling next season’s plays. 14. AMIGAS BURRITOS 317 Fifth St. Katherine Ziemer, photography; Vince Cavatio, “Wave and Surfing” photography. 15. PRIMATE TATU 139 Fifth St. Michael Arneson, canvas and acrylic. 16. BAR FLY PUB AND GRUB 91 Commercial St. The Last Match, performing 9 p.m. 17. CHERI BLACKERBY GALLERY and THE STUDIO 272 C St. “The Mosaic Show,” from simple, colorful designs to intricate landscapes and portraits. 17a. HALL GALLERY 208 C St. Justin Skillstad and Thaddeus Zoellner, sculpture, painting and photography. 18. SAILORS’ GRAVE TATTOO 138 Second St. Tattoo related art, antiques and memorabilia. 18b. MANTOVA’S TWO STREET MUSIC 124 Second St. Music by Islander Fun. 18c. THE BLACK FAUN GALLERY 120 Second St. Marceau Verdiere, mixed media on paper; Sets Revenge, performing. 18d. SEE NO EVIL PHOTO GALLERY at SUITE C STUDIO 129 Second St. Sonny Belk, “Sweet Sea,” digitally enhanced photography. 19. STEVE AND DAVE’S First and C streets. Marni Schneider, photography. 19a. REDWOOD CURTAIN 220 First St. (Main entrance through Snug Alley). Lobby Gallery Calista Hesseltine, McKinleyville High School ninth grader, “A Study in Close Up,” photography. 20. CHAPALA CAFE 201 Second St. Kylan Luken, photography. 20b. GOOD RELATIONS 223 Second St. Kaitlyn Short, oil on canvas. 21. HUMBOLDT HERBALS 300 Second St. Cammy Williams, playful, vibrant oil paintings; Tina and Her Pony, from Taos, N.M., playing indie Appalachian folk music. 21a. AMERIND BAY 326toSecond 59 St. 20th Anniversary Celebration Live window models; Michael David, guitarist, performing. 22. THE SIREN’S SONG TAVERN 325 Second St., Suite 102. Ananda Oliveri, mixed media paintings; No Covers and Space Biscuit, performing. 22a. ALTERNATIVE 57a BUILDING CENTER 325 Second to 58 acrylic paintings; Pat St. Suite 103. Dale Howard, Ronus Band, performing. 22b. BRENDA TUXFORD GALLERY 325 Second St. North Coast Open Studios preview; live music.

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photography, etchings, sculpture and more. 5. BOHEMIAN MERMAID 511 Sixth St. Merit Cape, stone and pearl jewelry; Amber Jones, copper and glass art; Dave J. Struthers, local beach photography; The M Notes, acoustic duo, performing. 5a. MEGARA’S BEAUTY SALON 521 Sixth St. Art and music for an opening celebration. 6. DALIANES TRAVEL 522 F St. Vikki Ziskin and Sanford Pyron; John David Young Trio, performing. 7. F STREET FOTO GALLERY at Swanlund’s Camera 527 F St. Rick Febre, “Short Stories, Small Works,” pensive, studio-based photographs. 7a. THE LOCAL 517 F St. Danya Babich, black and white photography with a splash of color. 7b. MALIA MATSUMOTO POP UP GALLERY 511 F St. “I’m Not Bad I’m Just Drawn That Way,” loving tributes to sinister figures. Collaborative experiment between artists and gallery workers to create, set up and strike an entire show in 24 hours leaving, no trace behind. Curated by Matt Jackson, featuring Donovan Clark, Kristen Clohessy, Allison Reed, Carlos Valdez, Sarah Lesher, Michael Kahan, Gina Tuzzi, Jamie Lovell, Chris Henry, Lush Newton, Brian Woida, Katie Alford, Sean Sutter, Graham Payne, Ozzie Ricardez, Kevin Woida, Nick Hunt and Ryan Pintar. 8. SACRED PALACE BOUTIQUE, BIKRAM YOGA 516 Fifth St. Peter Canclini, “Be Kind Anyway”, photography; yoga with music 7-8 p.m. at Old Town Square 2nd and F Sts. 8b. EUREKA STUDIO ARTS 526 Fifth St. Rachel Schlueter, paintings and painting demonstration; Cathy O’Leary, paintings. 9. LIVING ROOM GALLERY at Mikki Moves Real Estate 805 Seventh St. John Wesa, serigrapher, “40 Year Retrospective;” Linda Parkinson, watercolors; Cadillac Branch, 33a music. Five percent of sales go to acoustic nonprofi 33b ts.

Imagine a “pop up” gallery, an art exhibit that goes up in one busy day, attracts longing gazes during Arts Alive!, and then is dismantled that same night, as buyers walk away with freshly purchased artwork. That’s the concept being tested by a group of artists and art gallery workers this month with “I’M NOT BAD, I’M JUST DRAWN THAT WAY,” a tribute to villains of all stripes, at the MALIA MATSUMOTO POP UP GALLERY at 511 F St. Among the works being shown are “Knock Knock,” a gouache by Kristen Clohessy. PHOTO COURTESY OF MATT JACKSON

22c. RUSTIC WEST TRADING CO. 339 Second St. Carol Mallard, vintage jewelry; Adam Dias, woodworking; Paula Hamon, clayworks; Amy Simon, chain mail jewelry. 23. CIARA’S IRISH SHOP 334 Second St. Art by Claudia Lima. 23a. HUMBOLDT GLASSBLOWERS 214 E St. Monica Haff, paintings; pinball tournament. 23b. CLARKE HISTORICAL MUSEUM Third and E streets. Scott Brown, Then and Now and Katie Thja, Logging Railroads in Humboldt County, signing their new books. 24. BELLA BASKETS 311 E St. Rob Walker, scenic photography. 25. STUDIO 424 424 Third St. James Reid, and Mark McKenna, photography. 25a. GEOMATRIX 426 Third St. Jeff Robinson, oils, Roman Villagrana, mixed media, and Robert Busch, oils. 25b. SHIPWRECK 430 Third St. Amy Kumler, photography; Sarah Lecher, prints and paintings. 26. CAFÉ NOONER 409 Opera Alley. Pamela Foster, special guest author, Bigfoot Blues, book signing; Mike Vitiello, paintings; The Living Rooms, performing. 27. HUMBOLDT BAYKEEPER 211 E St. “Second Chances” by students from East High School Teenarts program: art sales benefit Teen Court, a program of the Boys and Girls Club; Kenny Ray and the Mighty Rovers, performing. 28. RAMONE’S 209 E St. Robert Busch III, oil paintings, Soulful Sidekicks, performing. 30. TRUCHAS GALLERY/LOS BAGELS 403 Second St. Allison Marsh, photography. 31. BELLE STARR 405 Second St. Bobbie Benson, paintings.

31a. NORTH SOLES 407 Second St. Paula Anderson, watercolors. 32a. HSU FIRST STREET GALLERY 422 First St. Annabeth Rosen, “Nature-Morphic,” works on paper and nine ceramic sculptures. 33a. BAYFRONT RESTAURANT F St. Plaza. Huichol Indian Art from Mexico. 33b. LIVING THE DREAM ICE CREAM 1 F St. Jackson Salor-Ward, mixed media. 34. VANITY 109 F St. Nate Sheedy, Bay Area artist, mixed media; Curtis Otto, “Changing It Up,” oil paintings. 34a. STRICTLY FOR THE BIRDS 123 F St. Paula Anderson, watercolors. 35. EUREKA FABRICS 414 Second St. April Walton, three-dimensional, quilted silk wall hangings. 35a. THE LITTLE SHOP OF HERS 416 Second St. Veda Zalarvis-Chase, paintings; Lance Torgerson, guitarist. 36. YARN 418 Second St. Christina Anastasia, visionary acrylic paintings. 36a. TREASURE TROVE 420 Second St. Darlene Counts and Maureen Dombek, “Vintage Dishware Art.” 38. MANY HANDS GALLERY 438 Second St. Christina Anastasia, “Spring Jewels,” visionary acrylic paintings and queenly body adornments. 41. THE WINE SPOT 234 F St. Oil and canvas nudes by C Street Studios students of Michael Hayes. 42. OLD TOWN JEWELERS 311 F St. Art by Allison Reed. 43a. UPPER STUDIO AND HUMBOLDT DANCE ALLIANCE 527 Third St. Performing scenes from the ballet “A Midsummer’s Night Dream.” 43b. DISCOVERY MUSEUM Corner of F and Third streets. Kids Alive Program Drop off 5:30-8 p.m.; call for reservations 443-9694.

44. AMERICAN INDIAN ART GALLERY 241 F St. Ellen Poitras, jewelry and sashes. 44a. OLD TOWN ART GALLERY 233 F St. Paintings by Carol Lauer, Jean Hawkins and Patty Hollbrook. 44b. HUMBOLDT BAY COFFEE 526 Opera Alley. Winning photography from Photo Wars; Mariachi Real de Mexico, performing. 46. OLD TOWN COFFEE AND CHOCOLATES 211 F St. Samantha Seglin, nature and landscape photography; music by the Jim Lahman Band. 47. OLD TOWN ANTIQUE LIGHTING Corner of Second and F streets. Andrew Daniel, paintings and figurative portraits. 48a. OBERON GRILL 516 Second St. Historical Society photographs of Old Eureka. 49a. FIVE ELEVEN 511 Second St. Rob Hampson, large format paintings; ShugaFoot, jazz, performing. 50a. HUMBOLDT HARDWARE 531 Second St. Work from South Bay Union School; Jeff Hanson, “The Fish Stick,” hollow core surfboard. 51. PARASOL ARTS 211 G St. Mosaic art by Thomas Hunt; Joe Antrim and Friends, performing 7-8:30 p.m. 52. ORANGE CUP CORAL SALON 612 Second St. Rob Hampson, abstract oils. 53. PIANTE 620 Second St. John Austin Hylton, “Joining the Immensity, Immortal, and Bundle.” 54. DELIGHTFUL EYE PHOTOGRAPHY 622 Second St. Tripwire, performing. 55. SMUG’S PIZZA 626 Second St. Brandon Garland, pen and ink. 57. ORIGIN DESIGN LAB 621 Third St. Live demonstration and works by Niko Sol, fusion artist and clothing architect. 57a. STUDIO S 717 Third St. Floral paintings by multiple artists. 58. ADORNI CENTER 1011 Waterfront St. Douglas Shrock, space, science fiction and NASA art; Paul Rickard, watercolors; Renee Thompson, acrylics. 59. CASA BLANCA CATERING CO. 1436 Second St. Shawn Griggs, “Mexico On My Mind,” oil paintings. ● continued on next page

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BARTOW’S JEWELERS, 651 12th St. Artist Susan Schuessler demonstrates silverpoint. CUDDLY BEAR THRIFT STORE, 751 10th St. Open jam night! All are welcome to bring instruments! DOWNTOWN STORE FRONT GALLERY, Main Street Between 11th and 12th streets. Works by Abbie Perrott, Ginny Dexter, Anita Tavernier, Elaine Gredassoff, Nancy Gregory, Natalia

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“THE FISH STICK,” Jeff Hanson’s hollow-core surfboard with purple heart inlay, is among the handcrafted works in wood on display at HUMBOLDT HARDWARE. PHOTO BY CARRIE PEYTON DAHLBERG

SALTY’S, 322 Main St. Vocals and bass by the Hann-Hemingway Duo from 6-7 p.m., art by Big Lagoon School students, jewelry by Midori Angelica Designs. SAUNDER’S PARK, at start of Patrick’s Point Drive, a spin jam from 6 p.m. to sunset, and fire dancing at sunset. LIGHTHOUSE GRILL, 355 Main St. Paintings and murals by Toni Magyar, jewelry by Pachamama Jewels, live music. TRINIDAD MUSEUM, 400 Jamis Court, Guitar and vocals by Craig Lemster, landscape paintings by Lee Taylor Walasbek, sketches by J. Goldsborough, plus photographs of Native Americans. TRINIDAD TRADING COMPANY, 460 Main St. Sculpture by C.R. carvings shown outside.

Drew, Janet Frost, Susan Schuessler and Bobbi Bennetzen. EEL RIVER BREWING COMPANY, 1777 Alamar Way. Live art with photographer Sarah Vitello. FERNDALE JEWELERS, 1020 Main St. Locally made bracelets. FORTUNA ART & OLD THINGS, 1026 Main St. Paintings of kimono-clad animals by Peggy Jane Murray. FORTUNA MUSIC MART, 1040 Main St. Digital photography by Sue Padgett; music by Stir Fry Willie. KRAFTER’S KOZY KORNER GIFT, 1103 Main St. Anita Tavernier, photography, watercolors and oils. L’S KITCHEN, 734 10th St. Redwood carvings by Brian Porter. WINDANSEA, 410 Main St., works by local artists. BEACHCOMBER RESTAURANT, 363 Trinity St. Paintings by Holly Vaduro. Live music. OCEAN WAVE HEALING ARTS STUDIO, 480 Patrick’s Point Drive. Rustic furniture and exotic musical instruments by Mark “Tree” Allen. SEASCAPE RESTAURANT, 1 Bay St. Marine paintings by Jim Welsh. TRINIDAD ART GALLERY, 490 Trinity St., Cave art raku in black and white by Laura Rose. Guitar and vocals by Tim Breed and JD Jeffries. TRINIDAD B&B, 560 Edwards St. Trinidad Landscapes by Sam Lundeen, harp music by Howdy Emmerson. TRINIDAD TOWN HALL, 409 Trinity St. Paintings by Jeff Stanley. Music from the Moonstone Outreach Project. AROUND TOWN, performances by Clowns United. OCEAN GROVE, 480 Patrick’s Point Drive, 9 p.m. After party with Likwefi. $5. ●

MAIN STREET GALLERY & SCHOOL, 1006 Main St. Art by Steve Greenwalt, Doug Lotz and Erick Van Vleet. MARIAN’S BEAUTY SALON, 741 11th St. New handmade jewelry art by Ashley Bones. PRECISION INTERMEDIA, 1012 Main St. Works Shelby’s Glass Studio from Redway. RAIN ALL DAY BOOKS, 1136 Main St. Paula Redfeldt photographs and readings by the Rain All Day writers. STREHL’S FAMILY SHOES & REPAIR, 1155 Main St. Photos by Nancy Gregory. TRENDZ, 1021 Main St. Customized art on cell phone cases by Robert Slater. ●

“SUNRISE ON MOUNT SHASTA” by John Crater is among the prize-winning pieces in the REDWOOD ART ASSOCIATION’s spring exhibition. “RUST II,” a photograph by Sharon Falk-Carlsen, was also honored. PHOTOS BY CARRIE PEYTON DAHLBERG

Garberville Arts Alive, Friday, 5-7 p.m.

Celebrating local art and music in Garberville and beyond. CAFÉ MINOU, 436 Church St. Art by Heather Parker and music by the FNR band. MATEEL ARTS CO-OP, 773 Redwood Drive. Paintings by Mendocino artist Jessie Clark, along with works by Mary Odisio and many other local artists. FLAVORS, 767 Redwood Drive. Paintings by Jessie Clark. GARDEN OF BEADIN’, 752 Redwood Drive. Jewelry by Jennifer McCarthy. THE STONERY, 923 Redwood Drive. Scroll saw art woodworking by Bob Ewing.


HUMBOLDT HUNNIES DAY SPA, 817 Redwood Drive. Paintings by Sarah Young. UMPQUA BANK, 915 Redwood Drive. Photos by Erin Freeman. CALICO’S CAFÉ, 808 Redwood Drive. Paintings by Stu Moskowitz. SHC, 819 Redwood Drive. Paintings by Bree Smith, Ditte Johnson and other local artists. PERSIMMONS, 1055 Redway Drive, Redway. Re-opening for the summer with the Stephanie Johnson Band. THE HEMP CONNECTION, 412 Maple Lane. After party starts at 7 p.m. with music by The Tin Can Luminary and Patchy Fog. Photography by Sam Leonard and handmade jewelry by Heart Roots Wire Craft will be on display. ●


The Lusty Paul Taylor Dance Company Returns By Stephanie Silvia


he legendary Paul Taylor Dance Company returns for its third appearance at the Van Duzer Theater on Tuesday evening, May 7, followed by a cavalcade of spring concerts at local studios. Paul Taylor’s exuberant style of movement has become a staple of the modern dance idiom, influencing it for over 50 years. Building on classical ballet and the modern vocabulary of the mid-20th century, Taylor’s dancers dig into the floor with juicy pliés, voluptuous attitudes and low runs with outstretched arms, alongside awkward jumps and shapes that rebel against all that lusty gracefulness. Taylor broke out on his own in the 1950s while dancing for the greats of the New York dance world, including Martha Graham, Merce Cunningham and George Balanchine. Now in his 80s, he is still constantly choreographing new works. Of the three dances on Tuesday’s program, one premiered in 1986, the others in the past two years. A Musical Offering is a landmark dance much talked about in its early days because of the strangeness

of choosing Bach for a ceremonial tribal dance. Although inspired by primitive sculptures from New Guinea, the sleek movement is anything but primitive. The choreography births a new tribe where rituals of the ancients meet their contemporary counterparts. The most intriguing piece on the program, To Make Crops Grow, premiered last year but tells the story of The Lottery, a disturbing short story written by Shirley Jackson in 1948. Costumed in Depressionera clothing, the work is a Dust Bowl rite of spring. The female soloist is painfully exquisite in agonized prayer before her assassins, wringing her hands, then her arms, frantically twisting these limbs. In Gossamer Gallants, the Taylor ensemble enters the world of insects. Imagine grown people dancing as insects in fanciful costumes, not unlike the adult magical creatures of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer’s Night Dream. This dance was made in 2011, over two decades after A Musical Offering. It’s good to know that Taylor can still get weird. What’s it like for dancers to learn icon-

ic works of an earlier generation and then work with Taylor on new pieces? Both are exciting, but each is different, according to George Smallwood, who first joined the Paul Taylor Dance Company in 2011. It’s “the difference between reliving a part of [dance] history and knowing you may be a part of making it,” Smallwood said over the phone from Manhattan. “Dances from the repertory … I approach them with reverence for the people who did them before. You have to find that passion for yourself, to keep it fresh and keep trying to discover what it can be for you.” Paul Taylor Dance Company, Tuesday, May 7, 8 p.m. Van Duzer Theater on the HSU campus. Tickets at $45 general, $25 children and $15 HSU students are available at the University Ticket Office and at Also coming up this spring are another run of local performances, beginning with North Coast Dance’s Dance … the Final Frontier, on Friday, May 10. Look for the Andromeda Galaxy, alien battles and, of course, Princess Leias as kids and company members evoke outer space themes. Five performances are planned at North Coast Dance Studio, 426 F St., Eureka: at 7 p.m. on Friday, May 10, and at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, May 11 and 12. Tickets $10. One additional performance, at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 15, will be held at the Arkley Center for the Performing Arts, 412 G St., Eureka. Tickets $15, children $12, are available at www. or at 442-1956. Global Bass, a world music dance night with DJ Pressure Anya and belly dance performances by Megz Madrone and Marjhani, is also coming up on Saturday, May 11, from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. at The Arcata Theater Lounge, 1036 G St. Tickets for this 21-and-over evening are $10 in advance and $15 at the door, available from The Works, People’s Records and the box office, 822-1220. The Upper Studio and Humboldt Dance Alliance present the return of the romantic comedy A Midsummer’s Night Dream, directed by Heather Sorter. Sort-

er has restaged her full-length ballet with guest artists Lela Annotto as Puck and members of the renowned Robert Moses Dance Company from San Francisco. Friday, May 31, at 7 p.m. and Saturday, June 1, at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. at Eureka High Auditorium, 1915 J St. Tickets $15, $10 for children, are available at Berliner’s Cornucopia, Threadbare and Wildberries. More information at 360-791-4817. Trillium Dance Studios’ spring concert theme, Arctic, invokes endless possibilities for dances inspired by the flora, fauna and climate of that frigid region. Along with showcasing her studio students, director Erin McKeever will be presenting work by Trillium’s junior and senior companies. Saturday, June 8, 6 p.m. and Sunday, June 9 at 2 p.m. at the Van Duzer Theater on the HSU campus. For more information call the studio at 822-8408. Trinity Ballet Academy of McKinleyville presents Little Red Riding Hood and Friends, an original ballet created by director Greta Leverett, featuring students aged 4 through adult, along with Trinity Youth Ballet, the academy’s performing troupe. Saturday, June 8, at 3 p.m. at the Arkley Center, 412 G St., Eureka. Tickets available at 442-1956 and www. No Limits Tap and Jazz Studio’s spring recital, “The Dance of LIFE,” is planned for Saturday, June 15, at 6 p.m. and Sunday, June 16, at 2 p.m. at the Arkley Center, 412 G St., Eureka. Tickets $13, $9 children. For information call the studio at 825-0922. The Ferndale Dance Academy presents Starlight Serenade, another original dance production written by the team of Michael and Laura East, this one in the Hollywood tradition of the unknown kid who becomes a star. Prepare to be entertained because these kids and teens sure can hoof it. Friday, June 21, and Saturday, June 22, at 7 p.m. at the Arkley Center, 412 G St., Eureka. Tickets — $15, $12 children 4-12 and $8 children 3 and under — are available at 442-1956 and l • NORTH COAST JOURNAL • THURSDAY, MAY 2, 2013


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f you’re familiar with Cory McAbee, it’s probably because of The Billy Nayer Show, a 20-year collaboration between songwriter/autoharpist/ filmmaker McAbee and drummer Bobby Lurie. By mutual agreement, Billy is currently on hold; both musicians have moved on to new adventures. For McAbee, it’s a semi-solo project he calls Captain Ahab’s Motorcycle Club. McAbee says the name signals a juxtaposition of outsider imagery with Ahab, a man “outside the law — a total outsider, a Quaker with a heart full of vengeance fighting God and nature.” The “club” he explained, is “a global collaborative, beginning with graphic design — there are artists all over the world doing chapter patches — that’s the beginning. And I wrote a collection of songs with simple tracks, mostly autoharp.” The components are posted online for free download and manipulation. “People are able to do their own mixes or contribute additional tracks,” he continued. “While I’m on the road I perform to these mixes.” The end goal is a feature film with the working title, The Embalmer’s Tale, based on the story of Abe Lincoln’s embalmer. He secured funding from the Sundance New Frontiers Story Lab for the film, which will


have its own songs and music, again opensourced and collaborative. “The music I’m performing now is for the clubs and to get people working together.” You’re invited to join the club by coming to hear Captain Ahab’s Motorcycle Club on a tour with That 1 Guy that hits Humboldt Brews Tuesday, May 7. That 1 Guy is Mike Silverman, a one-man band based around a mind-boggling instrument Silverman made himself called the Magic Pipe. It’s somewhat akin to a stand-up bass, but made with metal pipes and with sounds run through intricate electronic effects. The title of his spring tour, “An Evening of Musical Magical Wonder the Likes of Which Ye Haven’t Yet Seen,” pretty much says it all. As McAbee explained, “It’s an amazing piece,” incorporating video projections triggered by the Magic Pipe. This all may sound strange, but trust me, this will be a show you will not forget. Looking for variety? That other campus station, KRFH, presents its annual music mini-fest, Lixxapalooza, on Friday in HSU’s Kate Buchanan Room, showcasing a dozen all-local bands, most of them unfamiliar to me. It starts at 5 p.m. with Kyle followed (supposedly in this order) by G.G., La Musique Diabolique, Green & Lilac,

Buddy Reed, Table Salt, Spirit Makers, Am I Wrong, Sleepin’ Jesus and The Dudes, Diggin’ Dirt, Farmhouse Odyssey and Liquid Kactus. If you want to come late to support your friends, keep in mind that until the last two, each act gets a half hour. KRFH fave Farmhouse Odyssey goes on at 10 p.m. The funky Liquid Kactus, the station’s unofficial house band, starts at 11 p.m. Tune in online at — the whole thing will be streamed live. Friday’s “Finals Freakout” at the Arcata Theatre Lounge is a triple bill with Lorenza Simmons and Bianca Mankai from Vidagua, the awesome funk ‘n’ soul big band Motherlode and Naïve Melodies, Humboldt’s premiere Talking Heads cover band. Portland band of the week: Pierced Arrows, playing Thursday at the Alibi with local “mega pop” trio The Wild Lungs. Pierced Arrows features the husband/ wife guitar/bass team Fred and Toody Cole from the legendary PDX band Dead Moon. It was an influential force in the dark, punk/country alt. rock world from 1987 until 2006, when the band disbanded, then reformed with new drummer Kelly Halliburton and a new name. Portland-based soul rock trio Otis Heat plays at Blue Lake Casino Friday. The band’s explanation of its name seems slightly mythic. It traces the band history to a 2008 car crash and the rescue that followed, undertaken by “an elusive drifter named Otis Heat.” Supposedly, singer-bassist Sean O’Neill ran into guitarist Mike Warner (or vice versa) and they ended up in adjacent hospital beds, discovered a mutual interest in funky groove rock and formed a band, naming it after their savior. True or not, it’s a good story, and the band sounds pretty good too. Saturday, the Wave shifts into tribute mode with Silver Hammer, my favorite band in Saturday’s Rhody Parade, who rocked The Point float with Fab Four tunes circa 1964. (The band also draws on the rest of the Beatles’ awesome songbook.) And speaking of tributes, Mojo Child, a Doors tribute out of Redding, lights your fire Friday and Saturday at Cher-Ae Heights. Between the name and the fact that I was introduced to the band by Dead publicist/historian Dennis McNally, I assumed Boris Garcia was another Dead-ish jamband. Jam is certainly an element, but there are also shades of cosmic country/ Americana with some fine pedal steel, a touch of jamgrass and some straight-ahead guitar rock — and the songwriting’s good too. Check the band out Thursday at Humboldt Brews after a set by local jamrockers The Rezonators. Thursday at the Logger Bar, Bayou Swamis guitarist Jeff Landen goes solo, shifting toward the blues, especially when playing his new (to him) Weissenborn lap guitar, a

slip slider’s dream. We’ve delved into the history of Jerry Joseph before: A one-time local, he relocated at least a couple of times, forming Little Women and Jerry Joseph and The Jackmormons along the way. He’s currently on tour with Jackmormon drummer Steve Drizos and Walter Salas-Humara, a founding member of New York indie band The Silos, now working solo. Expect stellar songwriting all around. Their tour brings them to the Jambalaya Saturday. Stoner folk singer/songwriter Todd Snider plays Sunday (Cinco de Mayo) at Humboldt Brews, joined by members of Great American Taxi. The pairing should come as no surprise to Snider fans since GAT backed him on last year’s Time as We Know It: The Songs of Jerry Jeff Walker, Todd’s tribute to one of his music heroes. That record came out at around the same time as Agnostic Hymns & Stoner Fables, a collection of Snider originals, so expect a multi-faceted set list. Also on the tour, Texas-born, Nashville-based fiddler/guitarist Amanda Shires. Bassist Drew Mohr is one of those guys who plays in so many bands, well, he loses track of how many. His latest upcoming gig report includes a return visit to the Jambalaya by his latest, The Soulsapiens, on Thursday, with the band’s inspiration, Matt ‘n’ Adam, spinning old soul to open. Friday, again at the Jam, it’s Zigzilla and The Serial Thrillas, a hip hop thing with Zach “Zigzilla” Lehner from Area Sound rapping and Lauren Smith supplying more vocals (Drew on bass). Sunday, Mad River Brewery has a multi-band Cinco de Mayo show with The Vanishing Pints incongruously playing punky Irish tunes, a resurrected Papa Houli and The Fleas bringing back that tropical uke/ska/reggae/rock, and Drew playing in the pan band Steel Standing. Speaking of steel pan, the Humboldt Calypso Band plays its year-end concert Saturday night at the Van Duzer, part of a showcase for the percussion portion of HSU’s vibrant music department. Also on the bill: the World Percussion Group with traditional West African drumming and Cuban folkloric music, and the HSU Percussion Ensemble playing a dizzyingly eclectic set including a piece by John Cage and a Mr. Bungle cover. If you’ve been following the CR brouhaha, you know that that school’s music program is on the chopping block, in particular the performance portion. Is it worth saving? See (and hear) for yourself Tuesday when the College of the Redwoods Jazz Orchestra plays big band swing tunes and breaks up into smaller ensembles for cool jazz for its end of term concert on Tuesday at CR’s brand spanking new Performing Arts Theater. Is music important? I think so.

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2 thursday THEATER

Grease. 6:30 p.m. Pacific Union School Gym, 3001 Janes Road, Arcata. Students of Pacific Union School in the classic 1950s rock musical. 822-4619. Proof. 7:30 p.m. Gist Hall Theater, HSU. Pulitzer Prize winning play about genius and madness, love and trust. $10/$8 students and seniors. 826-3928. Antigone. 7:30 p.m. Eureka High School Auditorium, 1915 J St. Eureka High Players present Sophocles’ classic tragedy. $8/$6 students and seniors. 441-2508. Skin Deep. 8 p.m. Redwood Curtain, 220 First St., Eureka. Redwood Curtain presents a warm-hearted romantic comedy. $15. 443-7688. Loon. 8 p.m. Arcata Playhouse, 1251 Ninth St. Whimsically peculiar story of love, loneliness and the moon by Wonderheads, a mask/puppetry company from Portland, with Dell’Arte graduates. $12/$10 18 and under.

California Native Plant Society’s SPRING WILDFLOWER SHOW at the Manila Community Center starts Friday with an art and music night with an art workshop with Rick Tolley and Québécois music by Mon Petit Chou. The flower fest continues Saturday and Sunday with a native plant sale plus talks on topics including “Fire and Vegetation: the Yurok perspective” on Saturday, and “How to Photograph Flowers” on Sunday.


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Clarinetist Blake McGee. 8 p.m. Fulkerson Recital Hall, HSU. Guest artist plays Rossini, Leonard Bernstein and “Bling Bling.” $8/$3 students and seniors. Humboldt Folklife Society Group Sing Along. 7-9 p.m. Arcata Community Center, 321 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Parkway. With host Joel Sonenshein. Sing along to many of your favorite songs from the ’60s, ’70s and beyond. www. 839-7063.

The Eureka Chamber Music Series presents Russia Meets America, a program of Russian and American piano music performed by Russian pianist DARIA RABOTKINA on Friday at Calvary Lutheran Church in Eureka.


Ocean Night: Chasing Ice. 6:30 p.m. Arcata Theatre Lounge, 1036 G St. Story of a mission to gather undeniable evidence of climate change by tracking changes in glaciers. Presented by Ocean Conservancy, Baykeeper and Surfrider. $3.


CR Spring Ceramics Sale. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. College of the Redwoods, 7351 Tompkins Hill Road, Eureka. Administration Building first floor lobby. Ceramic work created by CR students and professors including functional pottery, planters, sculptural objects and raku. E-mail HSU’s 2013 Art Graduates Exhibition Awards. 5-7 p.m. Reese Bullen Gallery, HSU, Arcata. Awards ceremony and reception for show of student work. Closing reception Saturday, May 18 following commencement. 826-5814.


Sustainable Futures: “Climate Change and Human Rights.” 5:30-7 p.m. BSS Room 166, HSU. Talk by Jen Marlow, co-founder of Three Degrees, a multidisciplinary climate justice project. 826-3653. Humboldt County Human Rights Commission. 5 p.m. Humboldt County Courthouse, 825 Fifth St., Eureka. Conference Room A. Address the commission on issues of concern related to human rights. 268-2549.

3 friday EVENTS

Spring Wildflower Show: Art and Music Night. 1-5 p.m. Manila Community Center, 1611 Peninsula Drive, Arcata. California Native Plant Society flower fest launches with an art workshop with Rick Tolley and Québécois music by Mon Petit Chou. 826-0259. Spring Wildflower Show and Museum Reopening. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. China Flat Museum, corner of highways 299 and 96. Over 150 varieties of wildflowers displayed in antique bottles. 530-629-2653 or 530-629-3554. Elegant French Dinner and Dance. 5:30-11 p.m. Arcata Community Center, 321 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Parkway.

The Arcata Playhouse presents LOON, a peculiar, whimsical tale of love, loneliness and the moon performed by Wonderheads, a Portland-based mask/puppetry troupe formed by Dell’Arte graduates. The show runs Thursday and Friday at 8 p.m. Northcoast Prep benefit with dinner and/or dancing to The Delta Nationals. Advance reservations required for dinner, $45; just the dance, $10. 445-2355.


Hello Dolly. 8 p.m. Ferndale Repertory Theater, 447 Main St. The classic matchmaker musical directed by Justin Takata, music direction by Tina Toomata, choreography by Linda Maxwell. $18/$16 students. 800-838-3600. Grease. 6:30 p.m. Pacific Union School Gym. See May 2 listing. Proof. 7:30 p.m. Gist Hall Theater, HSU. See May 2 listing. Antigone. 7:30 p.m. Eureka High. Loon. 8 p.m. Arcata Playhouse. See May 2 listing. Skin Deep. 8 p.m. Redwood Curtain. See May 2 listing. Cinco de Mayo Murder Mystery Dinner. 9 p.m. Chapala Cafe, 201 2nd St., Eureka. Mexican dinner and an original murder mystery show presented by Murder By Dessert.




Pianist Daria Rabotkina. 7:30 p.m. Calvary Lutheran Church, 716 South Ave., Eureka. Eureka Chamber Music Series presents a program of piano music, “Russia Meets America.” $30/$5 students. www.eurekachambermusic. org. 445-9650. HSU Symphonic Band: “Black Dog” Etc. 8 p.m. Fulkerson Recital Hall, HSU. Based on Led Zeppelin tune with guest soloist Blake McGee on clarinet, plus other works. Paul Cummings, conductor. $7/$3 students and seniors.


Fortuna High School Art Show. 5-7 p.m. Fortuna High School, 379 12th St. Art show, sale and reception with music by the school band, refreshments from the culinary arts club. Mateel May Comedy Cabaret. 8 p.m. Mateel Community Center, 59 Rusk Lane, Redway. Seattle comics Brad Brake and Matt Gingrich plus the Bada Bling Burlesque ladies. $10.


Double Photo Book Signing. 7 p.m. Northtown Books, 957 H St., Arcata. Katy Tahja, author of Logging Railroads of Humboldt & Mendocino Counties and Scott H. Brown, author of Eureka Then & Now sign their books. www. 822-2834.


Garberville Farmers’ Market. 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Town Square, Church St., Garberville. Local farm-fresh produce, meats, cheeses, baked goods and other specialty foods. EBT, Cal-Fresh and WIC accepted. 707-672-5224.


Hemp Roots: Standing Silent Nation. 6-9 p.m. Native Forum, BSS Building, HSU. Screening of film about industrial hemp and the White Plume family who took on the feds over destruction of their crop on the Oglala Lakota reservation, also ice cream social with a hemp ice cream maker. 499-8468.

4 saturday EVENTS

Spring Wildflower Show and Native Plant Sale. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Manila Community Center, 1611 Peninsula Drive, Arcata. California Native Plant Society flower fest continues with a plant sale plus talks on “Fire and Vegetation: the Yurok perspective” at 1 p.m. and on “Conifer Country” at 3 p.m. 826-0259. Spring Wildflower Show and Museum Reopening. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. China Flat Museum. See May 3 listing. Saturday only, potluck at noon with Bruce and Vista McIntosh talking about Willow Creek settlers 100 years ago. Humboldt Grange Diamond Jubilee. Noon-3 p.m. Humboldt Grange, 5845 Humboldt Hill Road, Eureka. Social hour and an opportunity to meet Grange members with 30 years, 35 years, 40 years in the organization. Six Rivers Planned Parenthood Annual Choice Affair Gala. 6 p.m. Arcata Community Center, 321 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Parkway. This event includes dinner by Abruzzi Catering, live and silent auctions, and a Dutch raffle. Tickets are $80. choice-affair-41106.htm. 442-2961. Queer Prom. 6-10 p.m. Eureka Women’s Club, 1531 J St. The RAVEN Project hosts the annual prom, a night of dancing, games, fun and food in a safe space for queer and allied

youth chaperoned by the Eureka Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence. This year’s theme is “Candy Queendom.” 443-7099.


Antigone. 7:30 p.m. Eureka High. See May 2 listing. Proof. 7:30 p.m. Gist Hall Theater, HSU. See May 2 listing. Hello Dolly. 8 p.m. Ferndale Rep. See May 3 listing. Skin Deep. 8 p.m. Redwood Curtain. See May 2 listing.. Cinco de Mayo Murder Mystery Dinner 2. 9 p.m. Luzmila’s, 1751 Central Ave., McKinleyville. See May 3 listing. $25. 223-4172.



Arts Alive! 6-9 p.m. Old Town and Downtown Eureka. Art and music walk with galleries and businesses celebrating creativity. See full listings page 22. Art, Antiques and Collectibles Auction Preview. 3-9 p.m. Eureka Theater, 612 F St. Arts Alive! preview of Sunday

Young MediaMakers Big Screen Showcase. 5:30 p.m. Arcata Playhouse, 1251 Ninth St. Short films by local kids plus Q-and-A with Humboldt County Film Commissioner Cassandra Hesseltine. 822-1575.


Arcata Plaza Farmers’ Market. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Arcata Plaza, Ninth and G streets. Locavores delight: homegrown produce and meat, plants, flowers, food court, live music at 10 a.m. Humboldt Vegetarian Society CSA Farm Share Potluck. Noon. Humboldt Area Foundation, 373 Indianola Road, Bayside. Vegan potluck with Janet Czarnecki of Redwood Roots Farm talking about community supported agriculture. 832-8907. Tastes of the World. 6-9 p.m. Bayside Grange, 2297 Jacoby Creek Road. CASA benefit dinner includes music by Bangarang, Japanese delights from Kyoto’s Eric Masaki, French cuisine from Alex Begovic of Uniquely Yours Catering, Filipino specialties from Maria Vanderhorst’s Ms. M’s Catering and Mary Tyson’s Greek cuisine. $25/$40 for two.


Humboldt Botanical Gardens Spring Plant Sale. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Humboldt Botanical Garden, adjacent to College of the Redwoods, Eureka. Benefit sale features succulents and ferns along with native and ornamental plants. Free admission to gardens. 442-5139. Sequoia Humane Society Annual Plant and Book Sale. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. 6073 Loma Ave., Eureka. Books and plants. For sale. 227-6622.


Fowler’s eBird Survey. 8 a.m. Meet at east end of Foster Avenue. Join Rob Fowler on his eBird site survey in Arcata’s Shay Park. 616-9841. Arcata Marsh Birding Tour. 8:30 a.m. Meet at end of South I Street. Tony Kurz leads Audubon Society birding tour of Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary. Trail Stewards Hammond Trail Work Day. 9 a.m. Meet at south side of the Mad River walking bridge. Work on a water drainage project, graffiti removal, trash pick up and painting bollards. New volunteers welcome. E-mail 826-0163. Eradicate Beachgrass. 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Manila Community Center, 1611 Peninsula Drive. Wear closed-toed shoes; bring drinking water. Gloves, tools, and cookies provided. 444-1397. Lanphere Dunes Tour. 10 a.m. Meet at Pacific Union School, 3001 Janes Road in Arcata. Naturalist Lisa Hoover leads Friends of the Dunes tour. 444-1397. Wildflower Walk. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Manila Community Center, 1611 Peninsula Dr. Naturalist Peter Williams leads tour of Manila Dunes Recreation Area as part of California Native Plant Society’s Spring Wildflower Show. 444-1397. FOAM Arcata Marsh Tour. 2 p.m. 600 South G St. Friends of the Arcata Marsh tour with Elliott Dabill leading a 90-minute Marsh ecology walk. 826-2359.


Meet the Author: Tracey Barnes Priestley. 6-8:30 p.m. Sewell Gallery of Fine Art, 423 F St., Eureka. Local author Tracey Barnes Priestley signs copies of her new novel, Duck Pond Epiphany, during Eureka’s Arts Alive! 269-0617. Double Photo Book Signing. 7-9 p.m. Clarke Historical Museum, Third and E streets, Eureka. See May 3 listing.


American Association of University Women. 9:30 a.m. Ingomar Club, 143 M St., Eureka. AAUW meeting includes Raven Coit program on “Bullying and Harassment in our Schools.” Public welcome. Reservations required. $26.50

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Rejoicing in Song. 7 p.m. Arkley Center for the Performing Arts, 412 G St., Eureka. Arcata Interfaith Gospel Choir spring concert with special guest Earl Thomas. $16. www. 822-4444. HSU Calypso Band, World Percussion Group and Percussion Ensemble. 8 p.m. Van Duzer Theatre, HSU. Cuban Bantu music, percussion classics and calypso dance frenzy. $7/$3 students and seniors. hsumusic.blogspot. com. 826-3928. Wild Rumpus Barn Dance. 7:30-11 p.m. Arcata Veterans Memorial Building, 1425 J St. Benefit for Humboldt Music Academy with caller Mike Mulderig and music by Wild Rumpus Band and the Academy Fiddlers. $7. 269-2061. Musaic. 6-9 p.m. Morris Graves Museum of Art, 636 F St., Eureka. Local group plays an international array of music for Arts Alive! Klez Encounters. 6-9 p.m. Booklegger, 402 Second St., Eureka. Experimental Sephardic music. 616-9892.



Beauty can be found in any creative work — whether the creator is a big bang, a hippie dude in a dashiki and sandals, or someone else entirely. This weekend, beauty is manifest in a gospel choir. The sound of 80 voices becoming one is like a sunrise at Moonstone Beach or a school of dolphins playing in surf. It’s magical, and it can make the hairs on your arms stand up or tears spring to your eyes. Blended voices resonate with some primordial piece of DNA, causing you to get outta your seat, stomp your feet or clap your hands. Amen. In Humboldt County, the Arcata Interfaith Gospel Choir has kept our ears tuned toward glory for the past 20 years. On Saturday the choir will be performing at the Arkley Center in Eureka with award-winning blues singer Earl Thomas. Thomas will be bringing his down-home Tennessee blues, R&B and gospel sound to accentuate the choir’s already massive voice. The Rejoicing in Song concert will be filmed and recorded to produce a CD and DVD. There will be a reception with munchies at 6 p.m. so your grumbling stomach doesn’t interfere with the choir’s consecrated crooning. The performance starts at 7 p.m. on Saturday, May 4, at the Arkley Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets are $16. — Travis Turner

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5 sunday EVENTS

Avenue of the Giants Marathon. 8 a.m. Avenue of the Giants, Rio Dell. Run through the tallest trees in the world. Marathon at 8 a.m., half-marathon at 9 a.m. and 10K at 9:30 a.m. Start and finish at Dyerville Bridge. $65. 822-1861. Spring Wildflower Show and Native Plant Sale. 10 a.m.5 p.m. Manila Community Center, 1611 Peninsula Drive, Arcata. Sunday’s activities include “How to Photograph Flowers” with Bill Wood at 2 p.m. and Christa Sinadinos on “Wild Medicinal Plants” at 3 p.m. 826-0259. Spring Wildflower Show and Museum Reopening. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. China Flat Museum. See May 3 listing.

Run for Your … Running: it’s not just for survival, anymore. Some people choose to push themselves to the absolute limit of their strength and endurance. And, when it comes to running without being chased, the Avenue of the Giants Marathon on Sunday, May 5 is where it’s at. “The Ave,” as the cool kids call it, is a full, 26mile, Boston qualifier in its 42nd year. Plus, for the runners who want the experience of a breathtaking run through the literally awesome Humboldt Redwoods State Park, but are slightly less keen about torturing their bodies, there is also the 22nd annual half-marathon, and a 10K run. Slow runners and walkers are also welcome, though there is a 7-hour limit for walkers. But, really, who wants to walk for more than 7 hours? Perhaps you feel more comfortable watching other people exert themselves to the point of apparent suffering? If so, you’re in luck: the marathon is open to spectators! The events kick off first thing in the morning on Sunday, with the full marathon starting at 7:45 a.m., the half-marathon at 8:45 a.m. and the 10K at 9 a.m. Race officials recommend participants arrive 1½ hours before their start time, and spectators should arrive by 7 a.m. to secure a good parking space. Onlookers are welcome to view the race from anywhere on the course, but let’s face it, once you’re done cheering the runners on, the finish line is where the action is. An award ceremony will be held following the events, with special prizes going to male and female runners in each age class. But hey, when it comes to running a marathon, everyone is a winner, so all participants will receive medals for finishing. The Avenue of the Giants is a long stretch of road, so be sure to head over to for driving directions or more information on race registration. — Dev Richards


Hello Dolly matinee. 2 p.m. Ferndale Rep. See May 3 listing. Proof matinee. 2 p.m. Gist Hall Theater, HSU. See May 2 listing.


HSU Madrigal and Mad River Transit Singers. 8 p.m. Fulkerson Recital Hall, HSU. Vocal music from the Renaissance to the Beatles. $7/$3 students and seniors.


Westhaven Center for the Arts Member Show. 1-4 p.m. Westhaven Center for the Arts, 501 S. Westhaven Drive. Opening reception for multi-media exhibition. Don Gregorio Antón Art Talk. 2 p.m. Morris Graves Museum of Art, 636 F St., Eureka. Acclaimed mystic photographer speaks in connection with the Northwest Eye Regional Fine Art Photography Exhibition. $5. www. Art, Antiques and Collectibles Auction. 11 a.m. Eureka Theater, 612 F St. Preview starts at 9 a.m. Public welcome.


Wildflower Walk. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Manila Community Center, 1611 Peninsula Drive. Naturalist Laurel Goldsmith leads tour of Manila Dunes Recreation Area as part of California Native Plant Society’s Spring Wildflower Show. 444-1397. Arcata Bicycle Farm Tour. 1-3 p.m. Arcata Plaza, Ninth and G streets. Six mile Green Wheels farm tour of Arcata Bottoms by bike. 267-6874.


Animism International. 4-6 p.m. Eureka Co-op, Fourth and B streets. Discussion of the merger of science and spirituality, trance states, entheogens and psychedelics, permaculture and more. 382-7566. Eureka Mindfulness Group. 10 a.m. First Christian Church Eureka, 730 K St. Cindee Grace on “Everyone’s Innate Goodness.” Fragrance free, please. $3/$6 free will donation. 269-7044. Patterns of Plant Discovery in California. 7 p.m. Six Rivers Masonic Lodge, 251 Bayside Road, Arcata. Field botanist Dean Taylor shares the thrill of discovery on his quests to discover new plant species in California. 443-0117.

6 monday DANCE

Friendship Circle Dance. 7-10 p.m. Moose Lodge, 4328 Campton Road, Eureka. Dancing to music from the ’30s, ’40s and ’50s for those over 50. $4.


NAMI Support Group. 6 p.m. Fortuna United Methodist Church, 922 N St. Meeting facilitated by National Alliance on Mental Illness for families of those facing issues including bipolar, schizophrenia, PTSD, OCD, etc.




College of the Redwoods Jazz Orchestra. 7 p.m. Performing Arts Theater, CR. Free end of term concert, selections include big band swing and small group ensembles. 476-4100.


Paul Taylor Dance Company. 8 p.m. Van Duzer Theatre, HSU. Groundbreaking modern dance troupe performs NORTH COAST COAST JOURNAL JOURNAL •• THURSDAY, THURSDAY, MAY. MAY 2, 2, 2013 2013 • 32 32 NORTH

Musical Offerings, Make Crops Grow, Gossamer Gallants. $45/$25 students and seniors/$15 HSU students.


Shelter Cove Farmers’ Market. 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Local farmfresh produce, meats, cheeses, baked goods and other specialty foods. 707-672-5224 Miranda Farmers’ Market. 2-5 p.m. Farm-fresh produce, etc. 707-672-5224.


Hu Chant. Jefferson School, 1000 B St., Eureka. Looking for inner peace? Hu is the ancient once secret name for god, who helped people throughout time. Join the group chant. 442-6526.

8 wednesday FILM

The Power of Choice. 5-7 p.m. Garberville Civic Club, 477 Maple Lane. Six Rivers Planned Parenthood screens Dorothy Fadiman’s film on the history of the struggle for reproductive rights. Discussion follows.


It’s All In the Telling. 7 p.m. The Booklegger, 402 Second St., Eureka. An evening of story and song with two masters of the art: writers Renee Gibbons and Jeff DeMark. Gibbons will tell stories from her memoir Longing for Elsewhere: My Irish Voyage through Hunger and High Times. DeMark will perform his trademark monologues.


North Coast Water Garden Club: Dragon Flies. 7 p.m. Wharfinger Building, 1 Marina Way, Eureka. May meeting includes talk by biologist Sandra Hunt on dragonflies and damselflies. 839-0588.


Dream Group. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. 317 Third St. Old Town, Eureka, Dream enthusiasts share dreams for problem solving, creative inspiration, self-awareness. Seeking new members. 681-9970.

9 thursday THEATRE

Antigone. 7:30 p.m. Eureka High. See May 2 listing. Skin Deep. 8 p.m. Redwood Curtain. See May 2 listing.


Sweet Harmony. 6-8 p.m. LDS Church, 2806 Dolbeer, Eureka. Humboldt County’s women’s barbershop chorus meets weekly. Seeking women of all ages who sing harmony.


Art Meets Storytelling. 7 p.m. Eureka High School, 1915 J St. Lecture Hall. Access Humboldt event with filmmaker Chad Ross screening clips from his work and answering questions.


Arcata Bike to Work Day. Noon-1 p.m. Arcata Plaza, Ninth and G streets. Rally at noon, learn bike safety, win prizes, show support for cycling. Free hot drinks, snacks and bike tune-ups at Arcata Co-op 7-9 a.m. 269-2061. Planned Parenthood Parent/Daughter Workshop. 5:307:30 p.m. Six Rivers Planned Parenthood, 3225 Timber Fall Court, Eureka. 442-2961. ●



PAIN & GAIN. It’s all too easy to hate on Michael Bay. I know because I used to do it all the time. When Armageddon was storming the box office I reacted like it was a hate crime. For would-be cineastes his name is low-hanging fruit, shorthand for everything that’s “wrong” with contemporary cinema. I still think Armageddon (and Pearl Harbor, and Transformers) has precious little to offer, but my rancor is subsiding. Bay movies are big, dumb, candy-colored pastiches of hyper-kinetic violence and pseudo-sex — like music videos stretched to feature length. What they lack in nuance and characterization they try to replace with crassly commercial exercises in style. But with rare exceptions, his movies become blockbuster hits because they can be tremendously entertaining. I tend to distrust people who don’t like Bad Boys (1995) or The Rock (1996), which I found memorably funny, action-packed and unremittingly fun to watch. And that’s OK: There’s no reason to feel guilty about the art you enjoy. Sure, if you only like Michael Bay movies you may want to branch out a little. But just because he makes hits — and, admittedly, seems like kind of a tool when interviewed — it seems misguided to write him off. Pain & Gain contains many typical Bay flourishes: mid-90s Miami Beach, musclebound schemers, exotic cars, scantily clad ladies and disturbing violence depicted with glibness. Based on a true story, it centers on Daniel Lugo (Mark Wahlberg), a bodybuilder/trainer whose ambition and mendacity clearly outstretch his intelligence. Fed up with being broke, he enlists the aid of steroid-popper Adrian Doorbal (Anthony Mackie) and a Bible-thumping, newly sober ex-con named Paul Doyle (Dwayne Johnson). They devise a plan to abduct one of

Michael Bay, Reconsidered

The explosion-loving musclehead makes a personal movie, with explosions and muscles By John J. Bennett

Lugo’s wealthy, loathsome clients (Tony Shalhoub) and force him to sign over his assets. After some serious bumbling, the dum-dums actually manage to capture their mark. They hold him in a sex-toy warehouse, torture him and eventually succeed in their plan. But the whole thing weighs heavily on Doyle, who slips back into booze and cocaine abuse, and the loose ends of their plan start to unravel. Up to this point, the movie is enjoyable as a straightforward dark comedy. But there’s a turn, late in act two, that gives me pause. It becomes clear, thanks in part to Bay’s over-the-top reminder that “This is still a true story,” that Lugo, et al., are not only dumb and devious, but they’re so fixated on their new lifestyle that it borders on psychopathic. Lugo’s insecurity and arrogance are finally exposed, with deeply troubling results. Unfortunately, Bay’s handling of the material doesn’t change to suit its thematic darkening. As the world Lugo has built starts to collapse around him, the movie maintains a carefree, rollercoasterride tone. It’s an odd disconnect. Pain & Gain still entertains, and it’s refreshing that Bay took on a true story with an uncharacteristically “small” budget ($25 million, or about one-tenth of a Transformer). His visual style is out in full regalia. The cast gives multi-layered, often hilarious performances. Everything comes together to produce a compelling popular entertainment. But it does leave lingering thoughts about what might have been. What if Bay had stepped out of his comfort zone even more and let the movie go as dark as the subject matter? Could he have pulled off a real Miami gothic, a South Beach noir? Does he have it in him? I suspect we’ll never know; he’s off to make the next howevermany giant robot movies. But at least with this we get all his titillating trademarks, plus the suggestion of something more. R. 129m. THE BIG WEDDING. To answer the burning question: Yeah, this is as insultingly pointless as the trailer would have you be-

lieve. And yes, I mean the trailer that’s been pushed down our throats before every major release of the last several months. Perhaps most distressingly, this movie would appear to be the result of one man’s vision and not just the byproduct of studio meddling. Justin Zackham made his big break as the writer of The Bucket List (2007). Now, in his first wide-release outing as a director, he’s “adapted” a French movie and tried to make an old-fashioned screwball wedding comedy. The plot is predicated on grown-ups committing to idiotic lies while their adult children founder in the background. A rich sculptor (Robert DeNiro) and his ex-wife (Diane Keaton) pretend they’re still married so their adopted son can avoid telling his Catholic birth mother about the divorce. And oh yeah, his fiancée’s parents are horrible bigots, and her father is being indicted for stock fraud. An awful lot of broad strokes, and that’s only the bare bones of the narrative. There’s a lot more in the background, but the movie handles it even more cursorily than I have here. Skip this one. R. 89m. — John J. Bennett


IRON MAN 3. Make way! Here comes summer blockbuster season! Robert Downey Jr., that charming rogue, straps on the armor for a third time to face supervillain The Mandarin, played by the not-at-all Chinese Ben Kingsley. PG13. 130m. MUD. I’m more excited about this one, a moody crime thriller set on the banks of the Mississippi from writer/director Jeff Nichols (Take Shelter). Matthew McConaughey stars as Mud, a fugitive who enlists two teenage boys to help him evade bounty hunters and find his woman (Reese Witherspoon). PG13. 130m. This week’s Ocean Night, Thursday at the Arcata Theatre Lounge, features Chasing Ice, an award-winning documentary with stunning time-lapse footage of the Arctic’s melting, crumbling glaciers. PG13.


75m. Doors at 6:30 p.m. If you happened to pick this paper up on Wednesday, May 1, you can catch Chasing Ice in HSU’s Kate Buchanan room, with a talk on climate change led by scientist Dominick DellaSala. Reception at 4:30 p.m.; film at 5:30 p.m. On Sunday the ATL has Pixar’s second feature, A Bug’s Life (1998). G. 95m. 6 p.m. And next Wednesday’s Sci-Fi Pint and Pizza Night will be stormed by King Dinosaur (1955). Quoth the ATL’s website: “Finding nice things to say about King Dinosaur is about as easy as swallowing lighter fluid.” Sounds fun! 6 p.m.

Broadway Cinema


Iron Man 3

42. This Hollywood biopic about baseball color-barrier-breaker Jackie Robinson is so glossy it all but glosses over the issue of racism. PG13. 128m. THE CROODS. A prehistoric family must look for a new cave in this likeable animated comedy featuring the voices of Nic Cage and Emma Stone. PG. 96m. EVIL DEAD. This gory remake of the 1980s camp-horror classic about a group of young’uns, a cabin in the woods and a skinbound book has less camp, more viscera. R. 91m. G.I. JOE: RETALIATION. Bruce Willis, “The Rock” and Channing Tatum play guys with big muscles and guns. They shoot stuff. PG13. 99m. JURASSIC PARK 3D. That 3D T-Rex made me spill my Diet Coke! PG13. 127m. OBLIVION. Tom Cruise! Sci-fi! Mediocre! PG13. 126m. OLYMPUS HAS FALLEN. Gerard Butler protects the president from evil Koreans. Yawn. R. 100m. OZ THE GREAT AND POWERFUL. James Franco stars as the young wizard-to-be. PG. 130m. THE PLACE BEYOND THE PINES. Derek Cianfrance’s multi-generational saga examines crime, fatherhood and personal responsibility. With Ryan Gosling, Eva Mendes and Bradley Cooper. R. 140m. SCARY MOVIE 5. What’s scary is how many people pay money — genuine U.S. currency! — to watch this stuff. PG13. 85m. — Ryan Burns l

April 25 - May 2 Thurs May 2 - Ocean Night ft. Chasing Ice (2012) Doors at 6:30 p.m. $3 All ages Sun May 5 - A Bug’s Life (1998) Doors at 5:30 p.m. $5 Rated G Wed May 8 - Sci Fi Night ft. King Dinosaur (1955) Doors at 6 p.m. All ages Free Sun May 12 - WALL-E (2008) Doors at 5:30 p.m. $5 Rated G • 822-1220 • 1036 G St.

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.

1223 Broadway St., Eureka, (707) 443-3456


Fri-Thu: (11:50a.m., 2:45), 5:45, 8:45

The Big Wedding

Fri-Thu: (12:05, 2:20, 4:40), 7:10, 9:30

The Croods

Fri-Thu: (12:10, 2:40), 5:10

Evil Dead

Fri-Thu: (4:30), 9:40 Fri-Thu: (11:45a.m., 2:50), 5:55, 7:45, 9

Iron Man 3 3D

Fri-Thu: (12, 1:45, 3:05, 4:50), 6:15, 8, 9:20

Jurassic Park 3D

Fri-Thu: (2:30), 5:30, 8:30


Fri-Thu: (12:20, 2:10, 3:15), 5:15, 6:20, 8:15, 9:15

Olympus Has Fallen

Fri-Thu: (1:35), 6:50

Pain & Gain

Fri-Thu: (11:55), (3), 6, 9:05

The Place Beyond the Pines

Fri-Thu: (2), 5:25, 8:35

Mill Creek Cinema

1575 Betty Court, McKinleyville, (707) 839-2222


Fri-Sun: (2:20), 5:25, 8:30; Mon-Thu: 5:25, 8:30

The Big Wedding The Croods


Fri-Sun: (1:45, 4:10), 6:30, 8:50; Mon-Thu: (4:10), 6:30, 8:50 Fri-Sun: (12:35, 3:05), 5:40; Mon-Thu: (3:05), 5:40

Iron Man 3

Fri-Sun: (12:05, 3:10), 6:15, 8:10, 9:20; Mon-Thu: (3:10), 6:15, 8:10, 9:20

Iron Man 3 3D

Fri-Sun: (11:45a.m., 2:50), 5:55, 9; Mon-Thu: (2:50), 5:55, 9

Jurassic Park 3D Oblivion

Fri-Sun: (1:25), 6:45; Mon-Thu: 6:45 Fri-Sun: (11:55a.m., 3), 6, 9:10; Mon-Thu: (3), 6, 9:10

Pain & Gain

Fri-Sun: (12:15, 3:20), 6:20, 9:25; Mon-Thu: (3:20), 6:20, 9:25

Scary Movie V

Fri-Thu: (4:25), 9:30

Minor Theatre

1001 H St., Arcata, (707) 822-3456

Iron Man 3

Fri-Sun: (2:20), 5:30, 8:40; Mon-Thu: 5:30, 8:40


Fri-Sun: (3:15), 6:10, 9:05; Mon-Thu: 6:10, 9:05

The Place Beyond the Pines

Fri-Sun: (2:40), 5:45, 8:50; Mon-Thu: 5:45, 8:50

Fortuna Theatre 1241 Main St., (707) 725-2121

The Croods

Fri: (4:40), 7, 9:10; Sat: (12, 2:15, 4:40), 7, 9:10; Sun: (12, 2:15, 4:40), 7; Mon-Thu: (4:40), 7

Iron Man 3

Fri: (3:15, 5:30), 6:15, 8:30; Sat: (12:15, 2:30, 3:15, 5:30), 6:15, 8:30, 9:15; Sun: (12:15, 2:30, 3:15, 5:30), 6:15; Mon-Thu: (3:15, 5:30), 6:15

Iron Man 3 3D

Fri: (4:30), 7:30; Sat-Sun: (1:30, 4:30), 7:30; Mon-Thu: (4:30), 7:30


Fri: (4:05), 6:55, 9:45; Sat: (1:20, 4:05), 6:55, 9:45; Sun: (1:20, 4:05), 6:55; Mon-Thu: (4:05), 6:55

Pain & Gain

Fri: (3:40), 6:35, 9:30; Sat: (12:40, 3:40), 6:35, 9:30; Sun: (12:40, 3:40), 6:35; Mon-Thu: (3:40), 6:35

Garberville Theatre 766 Redwood Drive, (707) 923-3580

G.I. Joe: Retaliation

Fri-Mon: 7:30

Silver Linings Playbook



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WEST AFRICAN DANCE. Tues.s, Thurs.s, 5:30-7 p.m., at Redwood Raks, Arcata. All levels welcome. Live drumming. Dulce, 832-9547, Christina, 498-0146. (DMT-1226)

Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry Directed by Alison Klayman – Sundance Selects

GUITAR/PIANO/VOICE LESSONS. All ages, beginning and intermediate. Seabury Gould 444-8507. (DMT-0606)

Early in Alison Klayman’s documentary on Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei, he is asked to describe himself as an artist. “I consider myself more of a chess player,” he replies. “My opponent makes a move; I make a move.” As the fascinating and moving documentary unfolds, the viewer realizes that Ai Weiwei is involved in numerous, complex “chess games” simultaneously, often using an opponent as a muse. Ai Weiwei, like Warhol before him, creates art pieces and installations with multiple meanings, illustrated in multiple mediums. He is an active publisher of international artistic and cultural magazines and books, a staunch advocate of human rights for the people of China, and a constant provocateur. He spent nearly a decade abroad, mostly in New York City’s Lower East Side during a thriving DIY gallery scene in the mid-1980s and early 1990s. As a young artist he filtered many influences: the multifaceted execution of Picasso, the irreverence of the French surrealists (especially Duchamp), the collective ethic of Warhol and the intricate layers of Chuck Close’s mammoth work. Klayman initially interviewed him for a video short to accompany a 2008 exhibition of his photographs in the United States. The documentary evolved from there, and she was allowed a unique entryway into a key period of Ai Weiwei’s life. Her directing is uncluttered yet intimate, providing a portrait of a complex artist and the way his artistic and personal lives constantly intertwine. After the tragic 2008 earthquake in the Sichuan province, in which 70,000 lives were lost, including thousands of children attending school, Ai Weiwei posted a stream of blogs, holding the government responsible for faulty construction and architecture. He organized and mobilized volunteers to retrieve victims’ names and remembrances from surviving family members. Each name was printed on his art studio wall. From this data and work, Ai Weiwei created Remembering, an art installation exhibit that opened in Munich, Germany, in 2009, including Haus der Kunst’s exterior wall. The bricks are covered in 9,000 bright backpacks, with the Chinese letters spelling out a remembrance from one victim’s mother, “She lived happily on this earth for seven years.” Never Sorry provides a glimpse of a fascinating work- and life-in-progress, a portrait of one of today’s most important living artists. Perhaps what makes Ai Weiwei most engaging as an artist is that his art both draws attention to the individual and contributes to a larger whole, one driven by a broader social view. His art forces many of his Western contemporaries to reassess what their motives truly are. — Mark Shikuma



SAXOPHONE/FLUTE LESSONS. All ages, beginneradvanced, jazz improvisation, technique. Susie Laraine: 441-1343. (DMT-1226)

List your class – just $4 per line, per issue! Deadline: Friday, 5pm. Place online at or e-mail: Listings must be paid in advance by check, cash or Visa/MasterCard. Many classes require pre-registration.

Arts & Crafts

ACRYLIC PAINTING ON CANVAS. With Jeff Stanley. 497-8003. (AC-0516)


MANAGING NON-STOP CHANGE. A team-building management workshop with Janet Ruprecht. Learn to recognize the phases of an individual’s natural response to change, and how to coach people through them swiftly and effectively. Understand organizational resistance to change and discover what you can do about it. Fri., May 10, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. $95 (includes materials). Pre-registration required. Call HSU College of eLearning & Extended Education to register, 826-3731 or visit extended (CMM-0502) RACISM. The issue of racism will be explored at LifetreeCafe this week, Sun., May 5, 7 p.m. 76 13th St., Arcata. 672-2919, for more info. (CMM-0502)

Dance, Music, Theater, Film

BEGINNING STEEL DRUM. Mon. evenings, May 6-27, 7-8 p.m., Pan Arts Network,1049 Samoa Blvd, Suite C. $50, (707) 407-8998, (DMT- 0502) DANCE WITH DEBBIE. Group & private lessons in ballroom, Latin, swing, & club dance in Humboldt county. We make dancing fun!, (707) 464-3638 and on Facebook. (DMT-1226) REDWOOD RAKS WORLD DANCE STUDIO, ARCATA. West African, Belly Dance, Tango, Salsa, Swing, Breakdance, Jazz, Tap, Modern, Zumba, Hula, Congolese, more! Kids and Adults, 616-6876. (DMT-1226) PIANO LESSONS BEGINNING TO ADVANCED ALL AGES. 30 years joyful experience teaching all piano styles. Juilliard trained, remote lessons available. Nationally Certified Piano Teacher. (707) 502-9469 (DMT-0606) PIANO LESSONS. Beginners, all ages. Experienced. Judith Louise 476-8919. (DMT-0606)

NORTH COAST SELF DEFENSE ACADEMY. Come learn your choice of Gracie Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Muay Thai Techniques, Filipino Kali, Jun Fan Stand Up Kickboxing, & Muay Thai/MMA Sparring. Group and private sessions available 7 days a week for men, women and children; all experience and fitness levels welcome. Call or visit (707) 822-6278 or 820 N St., Building #1 Suite C, Arcata (F-1226) 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-0606) AIKIDO. Is an incredibly fascinating and enriching non-violent martial art with its roots in traditional Japanese budo. Focus is on personal growth and pursuit of deeper truth instead of competition and fighting. Yet the physical power you can develop is very real. Come observe any time and give it a try! The dojo is on Arcata Plaza above the mattress store, entrance is around back. Class every weeknight starting at 6 p.m., beginning enrollment is ongoing., info@northcoastaikido. org, 826-9395. (F-1226) ZUMBA WITH MARLA JOY. Elevate, Motivate, Celebrate another day of living. Exercise in Disguise. Now is the time to start, don’t wait. All ability levels are welcome. Every Mon. and Thurs. at the Bayside Grange 6-7 p.m., 2297 Jacoby Creek Rd. $6/$4 Grange members. Every Wed. 6-7 p.m. in Fortuna at the Monday Club, 610 Main St. Every Tues. at the Trinidad Town Hall, Noon and every Thurs. at the Eureka Vets Hall, Noon. Marla Joy (707) 845-4307, marlajoy.zumba. com (F-1226) 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., Starting in May, Fri. 4-5 p.m. at Redwood Raks. (F-1226) 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-1226) TAI CHI. Stretch, limber, tone & strengthen your body while improving focus & coordination! Also reduce stress & manage pain. Five-week class for ages 15 & up takes place at the Adorni Center at 1011 Waterfront Dr., Thurs’s, 2:30-4 p.m starting May 2, $75. Register online at or call 441-4244 for more info. (F-0502) • NORTH COAST

NIA-DANCE FUSION. Modern dance/fitness for all abilities. Mon.s, 6-7 p.m., Studio of Dance Arts Eureka. Wed.s, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Redwood Raks Arcata. $5 drop-in, $50/12 classes (707) 441-9102 (F-1226) HUMBOLDT CAPOEIRA ACADEMY. Spring Session Feb. 1-June 15. Classes for Kids, Adults and Beginners. Martial Arts, Music and Acrobatics. Helps to improve strength, flexibility, coordination and self-control. Rental Space Available. For full class schedule visit (707) 498-6155, 865 8th St., Arcata. (F-0606)

Kids & Teens

PARENTS NIGHT OUT. Enjoy a night to yourself knowing that your child is in the care of the professional recreation team at the Ryan Center 5/4, 6-9 p.m. Extended care available until 10:30 p.m. $20 first child, $15/additional family member, $10/child for extended care. Kids enjoy fun games, activities & a pizza dinner. Space is limited. Sign-up at the Adorni Center. Call 441-4240 for more info. (K-0502) PAGEANT ON THE PLAZA. This summer the Arcata Playhouse is offering a two-week adventure in the creation of outdoor spectacle and performance. Week one includes classes in Movement, Music, Stilts, Puppetry. Week two create a show! July 8-20, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Ages 9 - 16, $300 Call 822-1575 to register today! (K-0627)

Over 50

FREE DEPRESSION SUPPORT GROUP. Walk-in support group for anyone suffering from depression. Meet Mon.s 6:30 p.m -7:45 p.m, at the Church of the Joyful Healer, McKinleyville. Questions? Call (707) 839-5691. (T-1226)

SHIPWRECKS & LIGHTHOUSES OF THE HUMBOLDT COAST. Hear a lecture illustrated with historical photos and artifacts on shipwrecks and lighthouses, and then enjoy an all-day tour of the lighthouse on Trinidad Head, the ruins of the Humboldt Harbor lighthouse and more. With Ray Hillman. Fri., May 24, 5:30-8:30 p.m. and Sat., May 25, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. $50/OLLI members, $75/nonmembers. OLLI: 8265880, (O-0516)

FREE GAMBLING TREATMENT. Call (707) 496-2856 Shawna Bell, LMFT, MFC #47122 (T-1226)

OSHER LIFELONG LEARNING INSTITUTE (OLLI). Offers dynamic classes for people age 50 and over. Call 826-5880 or visit to register for classes. (O-1226)


KDK ARCATA BUDDHIST GROUP. Under the direction of Lama Lodru Rinpoche. We practice Tibetan meditation, followed by discussion. All are welcome. For more info contact Lama Nyugu (707) 442-7068, Sun’s 6 p.m, Community Yoga Center 890 G St, Arcata. Our webpage is www. (S-0502) TAROT AS AN EVOLUTIONARY PATH. Classes in Eureka, and Arcata. Private mentorships, readings. Carolyn Ayres. 442-4240 www.tarotofbecoming. com (S-0228)

SUMMER THEATER WORKSHOPS AT THE ARCATA PLAYHOUSE! June 24-28, 2 classes for kids ages 7-9, 9 a.m-Noon. Fantastic Fairy Tales. 12:30-3:30 p.m., Clowning for Kids. 2 classes for kids ages 10-14. 9 a.m -Noon, Commedia and Mask Performance. 12:30-3:30 p.m. Improv in Action. $100 for one class, $75 for a second class. More info and registration at 822-1575! (K-0620)

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-0606)

ACTIVE KIDS = HAPPY KIDS. Come learn selfconfidence, discipline and respect while gaining true life skills through martial arts. North Coast Self Defense Academy is offering two introductory lessons for only $14 with this ad. Call or visit- (707) 822-6278 or 820 N St, Building #1 Suite C, Arcata www. (K-1226)

HU CHANT. Are you looking for inner peace in today’s fast-pace world? HU, an ancient and once secret name for Gog, has helped people from all backgrounds throughout time. Tuesday May 7, 7-7:30 p.m, Jefferson School, 1000 B St., Eureka. Public invited (S-0502)

SUMMER CAMP. Blue Lake Parks & Recreation. Join us for roller skating, arts and crafts, sports, field trips and more at Camp Perigot for children 5-13 year olds. Mon.-Fri., June 17-Aug.23, 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. at Perigot Park. Very affordable and every camper receives a free breakfast and lunch! Full-day or half-day options. Scholarships available. Register today! Find registration materials at or call Kara Newman, 668-5932, for more information. (K-0815) ZOOFARI ADVENTURES SUMMER CAMPS . At Sequoia Park Zoo. For 5-11 year olds. Join us for a wild adventure at the zoo. Call 441-4263 or visit for info. (K-0502) TINY TUTUS BEGINNING BALLET II. Increase & expand your ballerina’s skill & grace. Must take Ballet I or have previous ballet experience. John Ryan Youth Center, 1653 J St., Eureka. Mon.s, 6-6:45 p.m., beginning May 13, $30. Register online at or call 441-4244 for more info. (K-0502)


WEALTH BUILDING INVESTMENT STRATEGIES. Free Seminar! Premier Financial Group is dedicated to helping our community achieve financial peace of mind. Come to our free educational seminar on Wed., May 8, beginning at 6 p.m. at the Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, 921 Waterfront Dr., Eureka. This is a non-sales seminar. RSVP at (707) 443-2741 or online at (L-0502)

SURFING THE BIG WAVES WITH KAREN HARRIS. At Om Shala Yoga. Inner Asana for your Emotional Body. Two Tues.s, May 7 & 14, 7-8:30 p.m. Transformative teachings and practical tools for aligning with the wisdom of your own heart. $35. 858 10th St., Arcata. 825-YOGA (9642), (S-0502)


SENIOR SOFTBALL. 50’s and 60’s plus league needs players. Must be at least 49 to play. Call Brad Golding (707) 982-3223 (SR-0502) ROLLER SKATING. Blue Lake Parks & Recreation Fri./ Sat., 6:30-9:30 p.m., Sun. 2-5 p.m. Adult Skate: 2nd Sun. of every month, 6:30-9:30 p.m. To schedule birthday parties, call 668-5932 or find us on facebook at (SR-1226) ADULT SOFTBALL. Looking for a fun way to stay active? Burst out of your routine & hit the field! 3 ways to play: form a team, sign up as an individual or be a sponsor. Register at the Adorni Center, 1011 Waterfront Dr. For more info visit or call 441-4245. (SR-0502)


DO YOU HAVE A PROBLEM WITH FOOD? Overeaters Anonymous can help. Join us Sat.s, 10 a.m., HSU Student Services building. www.northcoast.oar2. org (TS-0509)

SEX/ PORN DAMAGING YOUR LIFE & RELATIONSHIPS ? Confidential help is available. saahumboldt@ or 845-8973 (T-1226)


CAREGIVER TRAINING. Area 1 Agency on Aging offers FREE 42-hour course in Willow Creek. Prepare for new career, take better care of loved ones, request employment referrals. Sessions held Thurs.s 5-8 p.m. and Sat.s, 9 a.m.–4 p.m., May 11-30. Homework due at first session. Call (707) 443-4363 to schedule registration. (V-0509) CAREGIVER TRAINING. Area 1 Agency on Aging offers FREE 42-hour course in Eureka. Prepare for new career, take better care of loved ones, request employment referrals. Sessions held Tues.s and Thurs.s, 6-9 p.m., May 7-June 4, 2013. Homework due at first session. Call Caregiver Services at (707) 443-4363 to schedule registration. (V-0502)


DANDELION HERBAL CENTER. Wild Foods Class & Banquet with Jane Bothwell. Sat., May 4, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Come discover the abundance of wild edibles that surround you! $65. Petrolia Seaweeding Weekend with Allison Poklemba & Jane Bothwell. June 8-9. Learn how to identify, ethically harvest, and prepare local sea vegetables. $150. (707) 442-8157, (W-0502) REIKI TRAINING. Group and Individual Instruction Available for Children, Teens, and Adults. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Degree Attunements, Theory, and Practice. New Classes Each Month at Sun Yi’s Academy in Arcata. Next Class 5/18, Noon-4 p.m. $100. Visit for more info and registration or call (707) 845-0238, Christy Robertson, Reiki Master, Teacher. (W-0516) FREE ROLFING CONSULTATION. With Lee Tuley, Certified Rolfer. Find out what Rolfing can do for you. (541) 251-1885 (W-1226) NEW CLIENTS $10 OFF. Myrtletowne Healing Center 1480, #A Myrtle Ave. A Hidden Gem on Myrtle Ave., specializing in therapeutic massage. We will assist you on your road to recovery or work with you on that chronic pain issue. Swedish, deep tissue, trigger point, reflexology, acupressure, uterine centering, lymph drainage, lomi lomi, and more. Founders Hilary Wakefield and Sarah Maier are both Doulas, we do pregnancy massage as well! You are worth it, call today (707) 441-9175 (W-1226) TUES. & THURS. AFTERNOON MASSAGE WITH DIANE DAVIS. Enhance your Pilates or yoga practice or just unwind and relax with a massage session at Arcata Core Pilates Studio! Nationally certified since 1997, Diane is trained in Hawaiian Lomi Lomi, Myofascial Release, Swedish, Craniosacral, Acupressure and Reiki. Questions? Call (707) 268-8926 to schedule an appointment. (W-0502)

MOTHER’S DAY RETREAT. At Om Shala Yoga. With Jodie DiMinno. Sat., May 11, 12:30-4:30 p.m. Nourish yourself with an afternoon of gentle yoga, massage, sauna & deep relaxation. Lunch included. You don’t have to be a mother to participate. $40. Pre-register by 5/9. 20% discount for groups of 5 or more. 858 10th St., Arcata. 825-YOGA (9642), www.omshalayoga. com (W-0502) BIRTHING FROM WITHIN CHILDBIRTH PREPARATION. How will you cope with the intensity and unknowns of birth? How will your partner be able to support you? In our unique classes, you and your partner will experience multi-sensory processes and learn proven pain-coping techniques to find your own answers to these questions and more. Start May 9, taught by Tina George, CMT, Doula and BFW Mentor. Call 498-5952 to reserve your place. (W-0502) START YOUR CAREER IN MASSAGE THERAPY! Daytime classes begin June, 2013 at Arcata School of Massage. 650-Hour Therapeutic Massage Certification will prepare you for Professional Certification in California, and the National Exam. Our comprehensive program prepares your body, mind and heart to become a caring, confident professional massage therapist. Call 822-5223 for information or visit (W-1226) ●



Advanced Nuno Felting May 25, 9am to 4pm Learn advanced applications of Nuno Felting including: how to use cotton and other fabrics as well as prints, employ fibers such as soy silk, bamboo, tencel, mohair, alpaca, and angora, design on both sides of the scarf, add a ruffle, use silk hankies, add fringes, employ 3-D designs, resists and patchwork. This is a 6-hour workshop with a 1-hour break for lunch. Participants must have taken Intro to Nuno Felting class. Instructor Carin Engen. Cost: 85.00 plus materials

Call 707.442.9276 or NORTHCOAST KNITTERY 320 2nd St. between D&E, Eureka Space is Limited! • NORTH COAST JOURNAL • THURSDAY, MAY 2, 2013



Date of Filing Application: April 17, 2013 To Whom It May Concern: The Name of the Applicant is: HUMBOLDT BAY TOURISM CENTER The applicants listed above are applying to the Department of Alcoholic Beverages Control to sell alcoholic beverages at: 205 G ST EUREKA, CA 95501-0419 Type of License Applied for: 42 - On-Sale Beer And Wine Public Premises


The following person is doing business as FLYIN’ LYNX DISC GOLF/ KB’S DISC WAGON at 791 8th St., Suite 11, Arcata, CA 95521. Caleb M. Gribi 2547 Alliance Rd. 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 Caleb M. Gribi. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Humboldt County on April 18, 2013. CAROLYN CRNICH Humboldt County Clerk

The following persons are doing business as CUTTEN MINI STORAGE at 2341 Fern Street, Eureka, CA 95503, 4060 Campton Rd., Eureka, CA 95503. Cutten Mini Storage, LLC. 4060 Campton Rd. Eureka, CA 95503 The business is conducted by A Limited Liability Company. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name listed above on n/a. /s Thomas E. Sutton, Manager. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Humboldt County on April 8, 2013. CAROLYN CRNICH Humboldt County Clerk

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Made pursuant to Section 4676, Revenue and Taxation Code Excess proceeds have resulted from the sale of tax-defaulted property on February 23-26, 2013, listed below. Parties of interest, as defined by California Revenue and Taxation Code Section 4675, are entitled to claim the excess proceeds. All claims must be in writing and must contain sufficient information and proof to establish a claimant’s right to all or any part of the excess proceeds. Claims filed with the county more than one year after recordation of the tax collector’s deed to the purchaser on March 26th or 28th, 2013, ( depending on date of recording), cannot be considered. Assessor’s Assessment No.

Property Address/Location

Last Assessee

009-186-008-000 109-121-015-000 109-131-050-000 109-131-074-000 109-201-004-000 109-241-021-000

3204 Summer St/Eureka Robert R Alder III 210 Cougar Rd/Shelter Cove Vivian Hagenhoff 90 Muskrat Cir/Shelter Cove Lori K Doucette no situs/Shelter Cove Richard & Ruth Lawler 133 Higgins Ln/Shelter Cove Michael R Lapin 609 Telegraph Creek Rd/ Kenneth Asato Shelter Cove 110-101-004-000 597 Willow Glen Rd/ Carlos E & Maria G Silva Shelter Cove 110-101-025-000 684 Willow Glen Rd/ Frank C & Ottilie M Kiraly Shelter Cove 110-221-009-000 1112 Blueridge Rd/ Jenett R Bailey/Jeri A Skinner Shelter Cove 110-281-006-000 255 Blueridge Rd/ Dwight W Makins & Shelter Cove Stephen Evans-Freke 111-102-015-000 190 Nob Hill Rd/ Equity Trust Company Shelter Cove Christopher M Weston & Bruce A Weston 111-202-010-000 9350 Shelter Cove Rd/ H Lee Kavanagh & Shelter Cove Hildegard S Kavanagh 216-251-009-000 270 Main St/Alderpoint Ralph W Rose 526-062-062-000 no situs/Hoopa Gladys H Davis/Delbert Hostler 526-261-023-000 no situs/Hoopa Dorothy M Magana/ Homer Ackamire

Claim forms and information regarding filing procedures may be obtained at the Humboldt County Tax Collector’s Office, 825 5th Street, Room 125, Eureka, CA 95501 or by calling (707) 476-2450 or toll free (877) 448-6829 between 8:30 am-Noon and 1:00pm-5:00pm, Monday through Friday. I certify or (declare), under penalty of perjury, that the foregoing is true and correct. _________________________________ John Bartholomew Humboldt County Tax Collector Executed at Eureka, Humboldt County, California, on April 26, 2013. Published in the North Coast Journal on May 2nd, May 9th, and May 16th, 2013. 5/2, 5/9, 5/16 (13-132)




The following persons are doing business as REDWOOD APARTMENTS at 2341 Fern Street, Eureka, CA 95503, 4060 Campton Rd., Eureka, CA 95503. Redwood Apartments, LLC. 4060 Campton Rd. Eureka, CA 95503 The business is conducted by A Limited Liability Company. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name listed above on n/a. /s Thomas E. Sutton, Manager. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Humboldt County on April 8, 2013. CAROLYN CRNICH Humboldt County Clerk 4/18, 4/25, 5/2, 5/9/2013 (13-116)


The following persons are doing business as BRICK & FIRE at 1630 F Street, Eureka, CA 95501. KGJ Partnership LLC. 1630 F St. Eureka, CA 95501 The business is conducted by A Limited Liability Company. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name listed above on 4/1/2013. /s D. James Hughes, Member. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Humboldt County on April 9, 2013. CAROLYN CRNICH Humboldt County Clerk 4/18, 4/25, 5/2, 5/9/2013 (13-117)


The following persons are doing business as WOODFOOT SURFCRAFT at 3144 C St., Eureka, CA 95503. Lucas David Davisthornton 3144 C St. Eureka, CA 95503 Gretchen Arina Anderson 3144 C St. Eureka, CA 95503 The business is conducted by A Married Couple. The registrant commenced to transact business under the ficti-

tious business name listed above on 5/1/2012. /s Gretchen Arina Anderson. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Humboldt County on April 2, 2013. CAROLYN CRNICH Humboldt County Clerk 4/11, 4/18, 4/25, 5/2/2013 (13-107)


The following person is doing business as BLACK LIGHTNING MOTORCYCLE CAFE at 440 F St., Eureka, CA 95501. Jeffrey S. Hesseltine 420 Tanglewood Rd. Arcata, CA 95521 The business is conducted by An Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name listed above on 7/1/2013. /s Jeffrey S. Hesseltine. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Humboldt County on April 2, 2013. CAROLYN CRNICH Humboldt County Clerk 4/11, 4/18, 4/25, 5/2/2013 (13-109)


The following persons are doing business as ST. JOSEPH HEALTH at 3345 Michelson Drive, Suite 100, Irvine CA. 92612-0693. St. Joseph Health System 3345 Michelson Drive, Suite 100 Irvine, CA. 92612-0693 The business is conducted by A Corporation. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name listed above on 5/9/2012 /s/ Shannon Dwyer, Secretary This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Humboldt County on April 17, 2013 CAROLYN CRNICH Humboldt County Clerk 5/2, 5/9, 5/16, 5/23/2013 (13-127)


The following person is doing Business as O B D PLUMBING at 2019 Campton Rd., Eureka, CA. 95503. Darrell Burden 2019 Campton Rd. Eureka, CA. 95503 The business is conducted by An Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name listed above on 5/3/2003 /s/ Darrell Burden. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Humboldt County on April 19, 2013 CAROLYN CRNICH Humboldt County Clerk 5/2, 5/9, 5/16, 5/23/2013 (13-128)


The following person is doing Business as PATKI ENTERPRISES at

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The following person is doing Business as IMAGINE MORE! at 2904 California St., Eureka, CA. 95501. Yvonne Becker 2904 California 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 1993 /s/ Yvonne Becker This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Humboldt County on April 24, 2013 CAROLYN CRNICH Humboldt County Clerk 5/2, 5/9, 5/16, 5/23/2013 (13-131)


The following person is doing Business as BOO BAH BLUE at 3565 J St., Eureka, CA. 95503. Renee Hanks 3565 J St. 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/ Renee Hanks, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Humboldt County

Date of Filing Application: April 16, 2013 To Whom It May Concern: The Name of the Applicant is: ALBERT EDWARD CURTIS The applicant listed above is applying to the Department of Alcoholic Beverages Control to sell alcoholic beverages at: 120759 US HIGHWAY 101 ORICK, CA 95555 Type of License Applied for: 41-On-Sale Beer and WineEating Place

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PETITION OF: JESSE DOTY TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner: JESSE DOTY for a decree changing names as follows: Present name JESSE DOTY to Proposed Name JESSE JAMES DOTY 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: May 16, 2013. Time: 1:45 p.m. The address of the court is: Same as noted above, Dept. 8 Date: April 4, 2013 Filed: April 4, 2013 /s/ W. BRUCE WATSON Judge of the Superior Court 4/11, 4/18, 4/25, 5/2/2013 (13-113)

To: VICTOR H. VALDEZ A hearing on this Request for Order will be held as follows: if child custody or visitation is an issue in this proceeding, Family Code section 3170 requires mediation before or at the same time as the hearing. Date: June 25, 2013 at 8:30 AM in Dept. 6., Superior Court of California, County of Humboldt, 825 Fifth Street, Eureka, CA 95501. Date: January 16, 2013. s/: LAURENCE S. ROSS. COURT ORDER YOU ARE ORDERED TO APPEAR IN COURT JUNE 25, 2013, 8:30 AM, DEPT. 6, TO GIVE ANY LEGAL REASON WHY THE ORDERS REQUESTED SHOULD NOT BE GRANTED. Any responsive declaration must be served on or before: June 14, 2013. Termination of Fathers Parental Rights could be filed in conjunction of step parent adoption to be heard on same date. Date: April 15, 2013. s/: JOYCE D. HINRICHS, JUDICIAL OFFICER. To the person who received this Request for Order: If you wish to respond to this Request for Order, you must file a Responsive Declaration to Request for Order (form FL-320) and serve a copy on the other parties at least nine court days before the hearing date unless the court has ordered a shorter period of time. You do not have to pay a filing fee to file the Responsive Declaration to Request for Order (form FL-320) or any other declaration including an Income and Expense Declaration (form FL-150) or Financial Statement (Simplified) (Form FL-155). REQUEST FOR ORDER AND SUPPORTING DECLARATION Petitioner Tania Valdez requests the following orders: CHILD CUSTODY (a) Child’s name and age: Runa Loz Valdez (15) (b) Legal custody to Tania Valdez (c) Physical custody to Tania Valdez CHILD VISITATION (PARENTING TIME) (a) As requested in Other: No visitation to Father if his parental rights are not terminated. (b) Modify existing order filed on September 27, 2001 (Case # FL010572) ordering: Visitation to Father Monday to Friday 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.


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named Sneaky Pie 27. Heavyweight champ after Holyfield 30. H1N1 virus, e.g. 31. You might brush barbecue sauce on one 32. 50-50 33. Christian of film 36. TV show taped at 30 Rock 37. ____ Aviv 38. Floor’s opposite 39. Org. on a toothpaste box 40. Daytime MTV show from ‘98-’08 41. “Mexican Meals Made Easy” brand 42. He played Obi-Wan 43. Fabric amts. 44. “Can ____ honest with you?” 45. Key to the executive bathroom, e.g.

46. Demographic represented by 17-, 24- and 60-Across and 13- and 27-Down 52. Recover 53. Shaker’s partner 54. ____ school 57. San _____, Argentina 60. Singer with the 1999 hit “I Try” 62. Liability for a musician 63. Biblical verb ending 64. “Must’ve been something ____” 65. Timeless, to Shakespeare 66. Buttonless shirt 67. Skipped town

DOWN 1. Ran in the wash 2. Not prerecorded 3. Big name in skin care 4. Quagmire 5. All ears 6. Cole Porter’s “____ Kick Out of You” 7. It’s in your jeans 8. Car rte. displayer 9. Grp. portrayed in “Breaking Bad” 10. “It’s ____ nothing!” 11. Unavailable 12. Watch that runs without batteries 13. “Five Easy Pieces” Oscar-nominated actress

18. “Vive le ____!” 22. Alluringly plump 24. Stimpy’s TV pal 25. “The Vampire Diaries” girl 26. Hamlet 27. NBC aired her “2nd Annual 90th Birthday Special” in 2013 28. Goes too far 29. New England town named after a cathedral city in Somerset, England 33. ____-Croatian 34. Phrase for easy listening stations 35. Dogfish Head product 38. Invent, as a phrase 42. Mo. in which the U.S. Civil War

began and ended 47. Often-consulted church figure 48. One of Santa’s reindeer 49. Egg-shaped 50. Manuel’s milk 51. Suffix with access 54. ____-B 55. Past curfew 56. Not natural, in a way 58. Turned chicken 59. Miner’s pay dirt 61. 2012 Word of the Year chosen by the Oxford American Dictionary for being a “medium of pop-cultural memes”

1. Lava lamp formation 5. Help 8. City where Lech Walesa rose to prominence 14. “Mean Girls” actress, in tabloid headlines 15. The “L” in XL: Abbr. 16. ____ de beisbol 17. Bond girl portrayer in 2006’s “Casino Royale” 19. Device for winter sidewalks 20. Susan of “L.A. Law” 21. Ana of “Ugly Betty” 23. “How silly ____!” 24. Author who “cowrites” her bestselling Mrs. Murphy mysteries with a cat



The following persons are doing Business as LOST COAST MOTORSPORTS at 4665 West End Rd. Arcata, CA. 95521 Andrew Duncan 4803 Wells Dr. Eureka, CA. 95503 Scott Homer 950 Courtyard Circle Arcata, CA. 95521 The business is conducted by A General Partnership. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name listed above on 4/1/2013 /s/ Andrew Duncan This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Humboldt County on April 23, 2013. CAROLYN CRNICH Humboldt County Clerk




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Solution, tips and computer program at

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on April 26, 2013 CAROLYN CRNICH Humboldt County Clerk

CROSSWORD By David Levinson Wilk

4683 McKinnon Ct., Arcata, CA. 95521. Jacquelyn Dyer 4683 McKinnon Ct. Arcata, CA. 95521 The business is conducted by An Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name listed above on 4/5/2013 /s/ Jacquelyn Dyer, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Humboldt County on April 5, 2013 CAROLYN CRNICH Humboldt County Clerk • NORTH COAST JOURNAL • THURSDAY, MAY 2, 2013


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The United States of Zheng? By Barry Evans


ur country’s name comes from Amerigo Vespucci, the Italian explorer who first challenged Columbus’ assertion that Brazil and the West Indies were part of Asia. But how close did we come to be living instead in the United States of Zheng? Really close, according to ex-British Royal Navy Officer Gavin Menzies, author of the 2003 bestseller 1421: The Year China Discovered America. As we’ll see, however, he’s in a minority. Menzies’ assertion is based on the voyages of the legendary Chinese eunuchadmiral Zheng He (1371-1433), who made seven long voyages between 1405 and 1433, commanding huge fleets that included the largest wooden ships of all time. His first voyage, 1405-1407, was from China to the southwest coast of India, via presentday Vietnam, Java, Sumatra and Sri Lanka. Subsequently, he sailed as far as Aden (in Yemen) and down the east coast of Africa to Mombasa (Kenya). These were not voyages of discovery, since they all followed long-established and well-mapped trade routes. Rather, they were designed to “show the flag” and impress on foreign rulers the symbolic authority of the Chinese Ming emperor. I’ll bet they did, too. No other country in the world could field such an imposing fleet as Zheng He’s, with his four-deck, nine-masted so-called “treasure ships,” each the size of a football field, together with a small armada of support vessels and combined crews totaling over 25,000 men. The voyages abruptly stopped after the death of the 62-year-old Zheng He in 1433, as he was homeward-bound from his seventh expedition. Probably a combination of court intrigues and financial constraints was to blame. Zheng He had been part of an influential eunuch faction in the emperor’s court, opposed by the more conservative Confucian bureaucrats.

With Zheng He dead and costly Mongol raids increasingly threatening the northern frontier, Chinese emphasis shifted to land, and most of Zheng He’s records were soon destroyed by xenophobic scholars. But ah, the what-ifs of history. If Lee Harvey Oswald had missed, would Kennedy have pulled out of Vietnam before the war escalated? If an unusually fierce storm hadn’t wrecked 60 ships of the Spanish Armada in 1588, would Spain have dominated all Europe? And if Zheng He had sailed east across the Pacific, would you be reading this column in Chinese logograms (all 7,000 of them)? That’s where Gavin Menzies comes in. In his re-writing of history, Zheng He’s fleet not only “discovered” what we call America, but it circumnavigated the globe, one-upping Columbus, Vespucci, Magellan and all those European Johnnycome-latelys. In 550 pages, Menzies cites a host of dubious sources, including, for instance a pre-Columbian Chinese map showing Australia (“unfortunately … lost”) and Chinese anchors found off the coast of California (absent documentation). He contradicts himself (claiming, for example, that 15th century sea levels were both higher and lower than now) and does pretty much everything to raise the hackles of professional historians (his forte). As far as I know, no reputable researcher has signed on to Menzies’ theories. Still, he has sold a million copies of 1421 (three of which are in the Humboldt County Library), and his latest book — on Atlantis (of course!) isn’t doing badly either. Me, I’ll stick to evidence-based history. Unless, of course, one of those six-figure advances comes my way … l Barry Evans’ ( upcoming bestseller will prove that Zheng He was actually a castaway Welsh coal-miner from the Rhondda Valley.


OTHER RELIEF: Consolidate this case with #FL010572 and make #FL010692 the lead case. Terminate Father’s parental rights under Family Code Section 7822 (a)(3). In the alternative, order sole custody to Mother with no visitation to Father. LAURENCE S. ROSS SB# 61095 LAW OFFICE OF DONALD W. BICKNELL P.O. BOX 24 EUREKA, CA 95502-0024 (707) 443-0878 4/25, 5/2, 5/9, 5/16/2013 (13-126)


To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of: NORMAN DELBERT MUDIE, NORMAN D. MUDIE, NORMAN MUDIE A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by LINDA RAE WILBOURN in the Superior Court of California, County of Humboldt. THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests LINDA RAE WILBOURN 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 codicils are available for examination in the file kept by the 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 May 9, 2013, at 2:00 p.m. at the Superior Court of California, County of Humboldt, 825 Fifth Street, Eureka, in Dept. 08. 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 the later of either (1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative, as defined in section 58 (b) of the California

Probate Code, or (2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of the notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law. 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: WILLIAM T. KAY, JR. SBN 59581 LAW OFFICE OF WILL KAY 628 H STREET EUREKA, CA. 95501 (707) 445-2301 APRIL 12, 2013 SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA COUNTY OF HUMBOLDT 4/18, 4/25, 5/2/2013 (13-120)


our fictitious business name statement will expire

five years from the date it was last filed with the County Clerk. You have 40 days from the expiration date to renew your FBNS with the County. A new statement does not need to be published unless there has been a change in the information required in the expired statement. If any changes occur then you must file a new FBNS and have published again. Within 30 days from the stamped refiling date, you must begin publishing the statement in the newspaper. If you publish it in the North Coast Journal for the required four weeks, on the last day of publication a “proof of publication” will be sent to the County Clerk to complete the filing process. The cost for running your ficticious business name in the


is a flat $55 fee.


Employment PART-TIME RECREATION PROGRAM LEADER. City of Fortuna is looking for energetic, positive team players for leadership positions. Job description and application available at Fortuna Parks & Rec, 5 Park Street, (Rohner Park), City Hall or Open until filled. (E-0502) NURSES AIDE/ACTIVITY COORDINATOR. Part-time on-call, exp. working w/elderly or disabled. pref. App/job desc. can be picked up at ADHC of Mad River or email: adhc@madriverhospital. com (E-0502) AIRLINE CAREERS. begin here - Get FAA approved Aviation Maintenance Technician training. Financial assistance available. Post 9/11 GI Bill accepted. Job placement assistance. Call AIM 1-888-242-3214 (E-0502) PHLEBOTOMIST/LAB ASSISTANT. Greet patients, collect and prepare specimens, place orders with reference lab, provide clerical support for lab. Current CA CPT cert. required. Full time with benefits. Jerold Phelps Community Hospital, Garberville. (E-0502) CARDIAC SONOGRAPHER FOR HIRE. Available July 1. Bachelor of Science. Board Certified. Resume available. (E-0530) CARE PROVIDERS NEEDED NOW. Make extra money, great opportunity. Special Needs Adults live w/you. Earn up to $3,600 tax-free/mo. Bring 4 references. Application on-site. Must have extra bedroom, HS/GED & clean criminal record. Call Jamie today for appt ! (707)442-4500 #14, www. (E-1226) AMERICAN STAR PRIVATE SECURITY. Is Now Hiring. Clean record, Drivers license required. Must own vehicle. Apply at 922 E Street, Suite 209, Eureka. (707) 476-9262. (E-0509) HOME CAREGIVERS PT/FT. Nonmedical caregivers to assist elderly in their homes. Top hourly wages. 442-8001. (E-1226) MOODLE SUPPORT ASSISTANT (JOB #13-39). F/T position in Information Technology Services. Review: 5/9/13. For more info visit: or call 707-826-3626. HSU is an ADA/Title IX/EOE (E-0502) PROGRAM MANAGER. RCAA’s Energy & Environmental Services Division. FT, M-F, $20/hr plus a full benefit package. For a full job descrp & req’d application go to or Redwood Community Action Agency 904 G St. Eka. Open until filled. (E-0502)


the Employment

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I - $36,154.56 - $43,946.09 II - $39,748.80 - $48,314.91 Final Filing: 5:00 p.m., May 10, 2013. Do you have experience with a variety of real estate, loan/banking, and/or title processing activities? Interested in being part of a team serving our community’s housing, community, and economic development needs? We’re looking for you! Performs variety of professional and technical activities, including design, implementation, management of development programs and projects; loan programs; grant management; and property management. Application materials available at City of Arcata, City Manager’s Office, 736 F Street, Arcata, CA 95521; by calling (707) 822-5953; or at EOE.

14 W. Wabash Ave. Eureka, CA 268-1866


2 P/T Willow Creek

MEDICAL RECEPTIONIST 1 F/T Eureka (Pediatrics) TEEN CLINIC ADVOCATES (must be in high school) P/T Crescent City, McKinleyville, Arcata, Willow Creek

Call (707) 826-8633 ext 5140 Visit


CHER-AE HEIGHTS CASINO PART-TIME POSITIONS Gift Shop (Candy Cart) Server Deli Busser/Host Cage Cashier Vault Attendant Janitor Bingo Admit Clerk Slot Tech Prep Cook/Dishwasher


Full-Time Bookkeeper/ Office Receptionist. Full Charge BK • Accounting Supervisor Technical Writer • Construction Acct. Supervisor Non Profit Controller • Medical Records Tech Medical Ins. Billing Clerk • Geotechnical Engineer General Manager - Media • GL Accountant Insurance Agent Licensed California

707.445.9641 2930 E Street Eureka, CA 95501

Social Worker/ Domestic Violence Counselor Provides crisis intervention, supportive counseling, case management, and files restraining orders . Bachelors degree in Social Work, Psychology or related field required. Masters degree preferred. 2 yrs experience in social work. Experience with tribal communities preferred. Tribal preference is given in compliance with the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act (25 U.S.C Section 450 e (B)).For an application and more information please go to www.bearrivercasino. com or call 707-733-1900 x 167.

Join our Journal team! The North Coast Journal is looking for a full time bookkeeper/office receptionist. Experience with Quickbooks preferred. Hourly, plus benefits.

NONPROFIT ADMIN DIRECTOR. For Access Humboldt Community Media Center. 32 hrs/wk. Job desc and app details at Closes 5/10. (E-0502) AIRLINE CAREERS. Begin here-Get FAA approved Aviation Maintenance Technician training. Financial assistance available. Post 9/11 GI Bill accepted. Job placement assistance. Call AIM 1-888-242-3214 (E-0502) PLACE YOUR AD ONLINE in the Marketplace at 442-1400 VISA/MC.

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.


PUBLIC AUCTIONS THURS. MAY 9TH 5:45 PM Several lots of estate furniture & household misc. + additions. Info & Pictures at WWW.CARLJOHNSONCO.COM Preview Weds. 11-5, Thurs. 11 on

To apply, contact Carmen 442-1400 ext. 304, or in person at 310 F Street, Eureka.

Skilled Carpenter with tools Receptionist Controller AP/AR • Nurse Medical Assistant • RDA

3950 Jacobs Ave. Eureka • 443-4851

Auto YOUR ROCKCHIP IS MY EMERGENCY! Glaswelder, Mobile, windshield repair. 442-GLAS, (A-0606)

Boat & Water KAYAK. Current Designs (Solstice) 17 ft. 7 inches, Kevlar, all white, big savings at $3000. (707) 269-0253. (B&W-0502)

Community SEX/ PORN DAMAGING YOUR LIFE & RELATIONSHIPS ? Confidential help is available. or 845-8973 (C-1226) 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-1226)

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the Pets/Livestock




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“Clothes with Soul”

Macintosh peace of mind since 1993.

Komondor Farm Guardian Puppies $700 Definitive Lion & Bear predator control. Great with children & farm animals. Call 825-6658

• Grooming & Boarding by Linn • Gentle Professional Grooming Since 1989

Jim Elferdink 707-840-0600

Musical NEW LOCATION in Old Town

616 Second St. Old Town Eureka 707.443.7017 artcenterframeshop

Furniture TEMPUR-PEDIC FOR SALE. California King Tempur-Pedic mattress and box springs. This is the BellaSonna model and is about two years old. Entire set is in like new condition. This mattress is medium to firm support. Originally sold for approx. $5,000, selling for $2,000. Injuries from a recent accident are forcing us into a softer mattress. Text message to 845-4698 only. Available to view in the evenings. (BST-1226)

1701 Giuntoli Lane • Arcata • 826-0903


ARCATA CLEANING COMPANY. The non-toxic cleaning solution for your home or office. 707-8227819. (S-0606) CLARITY WINDOW CLEANING. Services available. Call Julie 8391518. (S-0606)


20 words and a photo, IN FULL COLOR

for only $25 per week! Call 442-1400 or e-mail

Merchandise 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-1226) MENS’ CLOTHES & BOOKS 1/2 PRICE! April 30-May 4, at the Dream Quest Thrift Store. (Next Door to Willow Creek Post Office) (BST-0502)

BRADLEY DEAN ENTERTAINMENT. Singer Songwriter. Old Rock, Country, Blues. Private Parties, Bars, Gatherings of all Kinds. 832-7419. (M-0509) PIANO LESSONS BEGINNING TO ADVANCED ALL AGES. 30 years joyful experience teaching all piano styles. Juilliard trained, remote lessons available. Nationally Certified Piano Teacher. Humboldtpianostudio. com. (707) 502-9469 (M-0606) PIANO LESSONS. Beginners, all ages. Experienced. Judith Louise 476-8919. (M-0606) MUSIC LESSONS. Piano, Guitar, Voice, Flute, etc. Piano tuning, Instrument repair. Digital multitrack recording. (707) 476-9239. (M-0523)


Other Professional

SAXOPHONE/FLUTE LESSONS. All ages, beginner-advanced, jazz improvisation, technique. Susie Laraine: 441-1343. (M-1226) GUITAR/PIANO/VOICE LESSONS. All ages, beginning and intermediate. Seabury Gould 444-8507. (M-0606)

AIR-SOURCE HEAT PUMPS. Use the heat in the air to heat your home, a proven technology, reasonably priced, Sunlight Heating-$300 Federal Tax Credit-CA lic. #972834., (707) 5021289 (S-0627) HELICOPTER FLIGHT LESSONS/ SCENIC TOURS. $199/hr. (707) 8439599 redwoodcoasthelicopters@, (S-0627)

Garden Services 2 GUYS & A TRUCK. Carpentry, Landscaping, Junk Removal, Clean Up, Moving. No job too big or small, just call. Contact, (707) 845-9087. (S-0221) BIGFOOT EQUIPMENT & REPAIR HAS MOVED. 76 Country Club Dr., next to Farmer Brown’s Supply. (530) 629-4067. (S-0516) PROFESSIONAL GARDENER. Powerful tools. Artistic spirit. Balancing the elements of your yard and garden since 1994. Call Orion 825-8074, taichigardener. com (S-0606) ERIC’S SERVICES. Home Repair, Maintenance, Affordable Prices (707) 499-4828. (S-0808) ALLIANCE LAWN & GARDEN CARE. Affordable, Dependable, and Motivated Yard maintenance. We’ll take care of all your basic lawn needs. Including hedging, trimming, mowing, and hauling. Call for estimates (707) 834-9155. (S-1226)

Sewing LEATHER, BAG, SHOE REPAIR. In Trinidad. We stitch, sew, glue, rivet, produce bags, belts, dog collars, horse tack, work clothes, upholstery, bar stools, benches, leather repair of all kinds. 490 1/2 Trinity Street, at Parker. Call (510) 677-3364. (S-0606) ST I TC H E S - N - B R I TC H E S I N MCKINLEYVILLE. Kristin Anderson, Seamstress. Mending, Alterations, Custom Sewing. Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Bella Vista Plaza, Suite 8A, McKinleyville. (707) 5025294. Facebook: Kristin Anderson’s Stitches-n-Britches. (S-0502)

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WRITING CONSULTANT/EDITOR. Fiction, nonfiction, poetry. Dan Levinson, MA, MFA. 443-8373. (S-1226) A’O’KAY JUGGLING CLOWN & WIZARD OF PLAY. Amazing performances and games for all ages. Events, Birthdays, Festivals, Kidszones. I’ll Juggle, Unicycle, & bring Toys., (707) 499-5628. (S-1226)

NORTHCOASTJOURNAL.COM You’ll find searchable back issues, articles, workshops & classes, the calendar, the Menu of Menus, the Wedding Guide...

Paul Windham, M.D. Occupational Medicine General Practice Serving Humboldt County

707.497.6342 1915 Harrison Ave., Suite A • Eureka •


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Friday, May 3, 1-2 pm Ferndale Town Hall Auditorium

May: $50 (five Fridays) • $12 drop-in. Certified Instructor: Glenda Hesseltine, M.A.

Tues, Thurs & Sat 10am to 4pm 920 Samoa Blvd • Arcata Cooper Bldg, 2nd floor Suite 221 (707) 502-4883

CERTIFIED ROLFER ™ ANGELA HART B.A. Rolfing ® Ten Series, Tune ups, Injuries, Chronic Pain, Repetitive Motion Injury. Call (707) 616-3096. (MB-0502) KICK BUTTS! Stop smoking now with clinical hypnotherapist Dave Berman, C.Ht. (707) 845-3749. (MB-0502) REDUCE STRESS. Clinical Hypnotherapist Dave Berman, C.Ht. presents Stess Less class series. Small group meets 6-7pm May 1, 8, 15. Advance registration required. (MB-0502) STRAIGHTEN UP! Structural Integration Bodywork Series. Relieves chronic pain, eases movement, frees emotion. Good posture can be natural! 31 years experience, Cecilie Hooper, 677-3969. (MB-0516) CHERYL JORDAN, LICENSED ESTHETICIAN. Organic facials, waxing & aromatherapy massage. Mention this ad and receive 25% off. Located at Beau Monde Salon in Arcata. (707) 953-7619 (MB-0523) FREE ROLFING CONSULTATION. With Lee Tuley, Certified Rolfer. Find out what Rolfing can do for you. (541) 251-1885 (MB-1226) NEW CLIENTS $10 OFF. Myrtletowne Healing Center 1480, #A Myrtle Ave. A Hidden Gem on Myrtle Ave., specializing in therapeutic massage. We will assist you on your road to recovery or work with you on that chronic pain issue. Swedish, deep tissue, trigger point, reflexology, acupressure, uterine centering, lymph drainage, lomi lomi, and more. Founders Hilary Wakefield and Sarah Maier are both Doulas, we do pregnancy massage as well! You are worth it, call today (707) 441-9175 (MB-1226) FIGHT FLUS AND COLDS. doTERRA essential oils. Amazing results with no side effects. Maureen Brundage, (707) 4987749, www.californiadoterra. com, (MB-0516)



Bookkeeping service and consultation.

Full payroll service including: • payroll computation • payroll tax deposits and reports • free direct deposit

Energy Life Center


Katherine Almy 707-267-8759



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-0919) 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-0919) 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-0606) ZUMBA WITH MARLA JOY. Elevate, Motivate, Celebrate another day of living. Exercise in Disguise. Now is the time to start, don’t wait. All ability levels are welcome. Every Mon. and Thurs. at the Bayside Grange 6-7 p.m., 2297 Jacoby Creek Rd. $6/$4 Grange members. Every Wed. 6-7 p.m. in Fortuna at the Monday Club, 610 Main St. Every Tues. at the Trinidad Town Hall, Noon and every Thurs. at the Eureka Vets Hall, Noon. Marla Joy (707) 845-4307, (MB-1226) AIKIDO. Is an incredibly fascinating and enriching non-violent martial art with its roots in traditional Japanese budo. Focus is on personal growth and pursuit of deeper truth instead of competition and fighting. Yet the physical power you can develop is very real. Come observe any time and give it a try! The dojo is on Arcata Plaza above the mattress store, entrance is around back. Class every weeknight starting at 6 p.m., beginning enrollment is ongoing. www.northcoastaikido. org,, 826-9395. (MB-1226) 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-0606)

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-1226) GET WIRED FOR JOY! Learn simple, practical, neuroscience-based tools in a small, supportive group. Rewire stress circuits for better self-regulation, promoting vitality and joy, with Nancy Borge-Riis, LMFT, Certified Emotional Brain Trainer. 707.839.7920 and (MB-0502)

Open Mon- Sat

Call 442-5433 for an appt. 616 Wood St. ~ Eureka

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EUREKA ROOM FOR RENT. Clean & Sober only. Call Dan for details (707) 442-4737, 497-4271. (R-0502) EUREKA 1BD/1BA APARTMENT. 1140 E St. #2. Historic Hillsdale Apt. On-site laundry, off street parking, OSRM, w/c cat. Rent $595, Vac Now. , Rental hotline (707) 444-9197. (R-0502) EUREKA 2BD/1BA TOWNHOUSE. 209 W. Simpson # 2. W/S/G Pd. Centrally located, near bus lines, big fenced patio, w/c cat. Rent $700, Vac Now. www.ppmrentals. com , Rental hotline (707) 4449197. (R-0502) PACIFIC HEIGHTS FURNISHED EXECUTIVE RENTALS. Clean, new accommodations. Attached garage, back patio, quiet and secure. Everything included! The nicest furnished rentals in town! www., (707) 268-1800. (R-0502)

DOWNTOWN OFFICE SPACE. Available at 7th & I Streets in Eureka. 650 sf. New paint and carpet. Great location. Parking & janitorial included. Call S & W Properties, (707) 499-6906. (BR-0502) 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-1226)


Opening soon available for HUD Sec. 8 Waiting Lists for 2, 3 & 4 bedrm Apts.

Annual Income Limits: 1 pers. $20,100; 2 pers. $22,950; 3 pers. $25,800; 4 pers. $28,650; 5 pers. $30,950; 6 pers. $33,250; 7 pers. $35,550; 8 pers. $37,850.

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

Lodging/Travel EVENT RENTAL. Chemise Mountian Retreat, a perfect natural environment for your wedding or event. King Range. Easily accessible. Solar powered, handicap friendly, new lodge. Information 986-7794, (L-0502)

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Real Estate REDUCED ! 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. $85,000 will consider offers. (530) 629-2031 (RE-1226) PLACE YOUR AD HERE! 442-1400. VISA/MC. Place your ad onlinle at

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The North Coast Journal of Politics, People & Art is a guide to what’s really happening on the far North Coast of California.

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The North Coast Journal of Politics, People & Art is a guide to what’s really happening on the far North Coast of California.