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8 299 straightens up 10 Co-op security responds 25 Skater art 33 666 debunked 35 Win 4 tickets to Reggae! 35 Gaiman, the system

Top left: Kyle Avelar on a rafting trip. Bottom left: Kyle (in orange) with his aunts, uncles and lots of cousins. Above: Kyle at Dodger Stadium after a L.A. Dodgers and San Francisco Giants game.

Meet our staff “I have worked at Murphy’s off and on for about four years,” says Kyle, sitting outside at the café tables in front of the Sunny Brae Murphy’s Market. “I started during my senior year in high school before I moved to Chico. Since then, I have lived in Los Angeles and San Jose with a high paying job selling DirecTV. But I was working six days a week and commuting three hours a day! So I called Murphy’s and asked if they still had a job for me and moved back home.” “It is slower here and I have days off to go

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to Willow Creek where the family has a cabin. I can take my dog to the river. The beach is great, too, and so are the Giants!” “My Portuguese family has lots of aunts, uncles and cousins and, of course, my mom, dad and my grandparents. My dad and uncles coach baseball and I like to help out at the tournaments. I chalk the field and baselines and such, because anything and everything is fun with baseball.” “Part of the family likes staying on the Rogue

River and have been whitewater rafting there for 45 years.” “It’s nice to work at Murphy’s. I get to see friends and family, my uncle Carlos is the Sunny Brae store manager, and get know the customers, who are just great. So far I have worked at four of the markets: Sunny Brae, Cutten, Glendale and Trinidad.” There’s another one, too, Westwood Murphy’s in Arcata. Which Murphy’s is closest to your house? By Colleen Hole, Advertising, North Coast Journal

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table of 4 Mailbox 4 Poem The fungus

8 News straightening the hairpins

10 Blog Jammin’ 12 On The Cover subdividing humboldt

15 Home & Garden Service Directory

20 Table Talk a real slice of humboldt

22 Go Local special advertising section

25 Art Beat sweet spinning wheels

26 Arts! Arcata Friday, july 12, 6-9 p.m.

Humboldt Folklife Festival Special Insert

32 Stage Matters heir dresser

33 Field Notes number of the beast

34 The Hum history lesson

35 In Review a book

38 Music & More! 40 Calendar 44 Filmland what happened to you, johnny depp?

45 Workshops 46 Seven-o-Heaven cartoon by andrew goff

49 Sudoku & Crossword 51 Marketplace 54 Body, Mind & Spirit 55 Real Estate This Week


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Why Object? Editor: Same-sex marriage? (“Star-Spangled Rainbow,” July 4.) What kind of mental images does this concept provoke? A majority of California voters viewed this union in a negative way as they passed Proposition 8. My question is why? Granted, there are people who object to any marriage that does not involve a WASP couple. For example: mixed race couples, mixed faith couples, mixed nationality couples, age difference couples, and polygamy unions have all raised somebody’s hackles. Being a byproduct of a broken home which consisted of a man and woman, and knowing just how many broken homes and divorces result in a loveless union between heterosexuals, on what grounds do people stand in objecting to a union (OK, a marriage) between two adult people who love, respect and care for one another regardless of their gender? Ah! Perhaps it’s the word sex that gets people to shake their heads. While intercourse, in whatever manner is chosen, is a factor in a relationship, it’s far from the most important element, in my opinion. Same-gender marriage? I can live with that, as long as there’s no attempt to get me to change my mind regarding the joys of my 40-plus-year hetero-gender marriage. Arthur Jones, Blue Lake


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Editor: I write to note that the article “Strawberry Rock: Mission Accomplished?” (July 4) fails to take the necessary hard look at the environmental and economic costs associated with the ongoing clear-cut industrial forestry operations of Green Diamond Resource Company (ex-Simpson). In this sense the NCJ failed in its mission to fully inform our community about a crucial local issue. As the executive director of the Environmental Protection Information Center (EPIC), I can say that the aspiration of activists to protect Strawberry Rock, and the supposed conflict with the Yurok over their aspirations, is not the only controversy surrounding a company that insists on clear-cut logging immature redwood trees to manufacture an inferior wood product. Why would it be that the Yurok Tribal Council is not voicing public concern about the damage that Green Diamond/

The Fungus A source of nourishment, appeasing hunger primal as the smell of damp earth. A charming sight, toadstools like houses of mice in children’s movies. A parasite, leeching the life out of frogs, and bats, and whales. An abstract sculpture, impossible to understand. — Amy Fontaine

Simpson has done, and continues to do, to the integrity of the redwood temperate rainforest ecosystem, an ecosystem gravely threatened by climate change and ongoing intensive industrial exploitation? Why is it that the tribal council is “satisfied with Green Diamond’s plans”? Are there financial and political interests that link the tribe to the company that influence these dynamics? Why would the NCJ not ask that question of the tribe? It is time for a cover story at the NCJ exploring the controversies surrounding Green Diamond. From Strawberry Rock, to the proposed clear cut logging near the Headwaters Forest Reserve in Elk River, to the national controversy around the recent and highly questionable award of Forest Stewardship Council certification to its unsustainable clear-cuts. These issues, and others, merit full investigation. Once the NCJ can commit to investigating and publishing the story behind Green Diamond “greenwash,” our diverse community will be better prepared to contribute to the restoration of the globally unique, irreplaceable, and, dare I say, sacred redwood temperate rainforest. Gary Graham Hughes, Arcata

Yes, Trees Editor: It does seem “somewhat out of kilter” that here in Northern California, where forests make up a huge percentage of our landscape, our cityscapes are, for the most part, devoid of trees (“Trees Please!” July 4). I moved to the North Coast from

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Editor: I first met Michael Guerriero in 1980 (“Artbeat,” July 4). My wife, Zula Belle, had arranged for him to show his serigraphs to several of our friends at our home in Trinidad. As the reception was winding down Zula Belle told me we were buying the Trinidad Clam Beach picture. This was a view from northbound 101 where the highway drops down in front of the bluff giving an overview of Clam Beach with Trinidad Head in the distance. It’s a spectacular view that I saw every workday driving home from HSU. My problem was that the waves breaking on Clam Beach didn’t look right. We bought the picture anyway. The next day the question was what should we do with this relatively large piece of work? About a year before, a family member had given us a seascape done in oils that we had hung above our continued on next page

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Editor: Nice column by Barry Evans about the importance of leafy greens to our streets but I think he buried the lead by not mentioning the arbor-challenged, concrete hazard called Broadway/Fifth. Every time I’m forced onto this decaying monstrosity or have to cross it I feel the need for either a shower or better insurance.  Beautifying our main drag from the

Hammer to the safety zone (and north Fourth Street while you’re at it) should be one of the highest priorities of our city planning department. Beautifying doesn’t only refer to more trees, it includes the removal of some of our seedier structures such as the former motels now used as “notels.” How about replacing them with green areas or artist and historical sanctuaries to show off our local culture to freshly arriving guests? Maybe if the board all stayed a night in that new Holiday Inn Express on Wabash (the little box by the big box) they’d be able to figure it out. It’s called “first impressions” gang. An economic goldmine and a sense of pride for this city awaits. Don’t let Detroit beat us to it. Jon Exley, Eureka

Coronado, an island city across the bridge from San Diego. Originally there were few, if any, trees on the island of Coronado. Today, when you drive across the bridge and look down on the city, one of the things you notice is the abundance of trees. During the six years I lived there, I served on the Coronado Street Tree Committee. We organized tree plantings each year, much like the groups are doing in Eureka. Our committee also developed a Street Tree Ordinance that was adopted by the City Council. One of the ordinance provisions disallowed the practice of “topping” trees in Coronado. The reason for this provision is that topping of trees is an extremely damaging practice. Just look at the row of cypress trees behind the Animal Shelter near the Arcata airport, the pine trees along Central Avenue on the east side of the airport, the cypress tree in front of Tony’s restaurant on the west side of Highway 101 by Janes Road, and the trees in the McKinleyville Burger King parking lot. These are just a few examples of local trees that have been ruined by topping. Kudos to those organizations in Eureka that are helping to make it a more attractive and livable place by planting trees, but I encourage the planting of appropriate trees in the space available for them to grow. This will eliminate the need for topping as these trees reach maturity. Stan Binnie, Trinidad

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fireplace. I took the painting down and replaced it with Michael’s work. It was as if a light had gone on in our living room. Three weeks later, I was driving home from work and, as usual, looked out to enjoy the view over Clam Beach to Trinidad. And there were Michael’s waves breaking on the beach! There is something about good art teaching us to see things more clearly. We have acquired several of Michael’s serigraphs since 1980. One of my favorites is a view from Table Bluff Road looking west with the Eel River bottom on the left and Table Bluff and some big cypress trees on the right. Above, a pinkish cloud, which looks like a soft thunderbolt, stretches diagonally across the sky. Table Bluff is one of our favorite rides and the setting of the picture is very familiar. I doubt that I will ever see a real pinkish cloud that looks like a thunderbolt, but this time, I’m willing to take Michael’s word for it. Frank Jewett, Eureka

Marimba Bummer Editor: After the glowing article on the marimba festival (“Marimba!” June 27), we made a point of showing up when the doors opened for Ms. Zeltsman’s concert at 7:15 on Friday. A milling crowd around the box office and a lot of grumbling greeted us — the venue was sold out; in fact it had been sold out before the doors opened. Meanwhile, folks with tickets (advance tickets were not available; where would people have bought them?) walked past us and inside. The mood was one of frustration and anger. Clearly some of the audience were more equal than others. This is shameful behavior and reflects badly on the festival organization, and I suspect, on the entitled/proprietary attitude of Marimba One. It is a disservice to everyone involved. Given the size of

the two venues, and the policy of private distribution of tickets, we are skipping the rest of the event. Barbara Bennett, McKinleyville

What Rural Consensus? Editor: Mary Carr writes (“Mailbox,” July 4) that the supes properly “updated” the guiding principles of the General Plan by cutting out any language supporting “increas[ed] restrictions on resource land subdivisions,” “developing affordable housing,” or “discouraging low-density residential conversion of resource lands,” etc. She claims that language — originally added in 2004 to reflect the consensus view that Humboldt County doesn’t want and can’t afford unchecked rural development — is outdated in light of unspecified “additional input that came in after 2004.” She claims that input shows that “rural people” support unrestricted rural development, but just couldn’t attend the “poorly advertised” GPU meetings back then. Ms. Carr makes a very weak, if not disingenuous, case. That case rests entirely on the claim that the guiding principles had to be changed because rural people support unrestricted rural development, but Ms. Carr doesn’t point to any evidence to support that claim. Should we simply assume the rural population’s views are identical to the ones in the glossy brochures prepared by Estelle’s Fennell’s patron Lee Ulansey? Besides, the great bulk of the county’s population is composed of “urban people” — don’t their views count? And moreover, why would rural people support development that would inevitably degrade their rural lifestyles? Let’s be honest, no one supports mak-

ing it easier and cheaper to build houses in rural areas except people who would profit from building them, because it doesn’t benefit anyone else. And it was people who would profit from building those houses who created and funded the HumCPR, and paid for Bohn and Fennel to get on the Board. The guiding principles were “updated” because those people wanted it to happen, not for any other reason. The suggestion that “rural people” simply support rural development for some unspecified reason (because they love having their roads clogged by traffic, and their open spaces filled with McMansions?) is specious. Bill Hassler, Mckinleyville

KEET Bard Defends Editor: The Damsel Distress’d: (in response to “Inside KEET,” June 27, from a KEET enployee.) Why this thrust of the envenom’d lance? An uncomfortable torque of the underpants? Would a knight of good renown Kick a man when he is down? When jousting in the local lists, Some decided hits — and some he missed. I scorn the chalice of Kool-Aid, So heed the words of this withered maid: We work so that others get enjoyment From entertainment. Our employment Harms no one — and indeed invests In local subjects and interests. So I implore you, please eschew This tempest in a teacup brew’d. If sometimes bitter, then sometimes sweet. If ’tis trusty, ’tis worthy, and if worthy, ’tis KEET. Charity Grella, Eureka l

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Drivers can expect delays now but less twisty trips later thanks to the road work on state Route 299. Photo courtesy of Caltrans

Straightening the Hairpins

Highway 299 remake will create a smoother, faster ride — eventually By J. Daniel Fernandez


ne of the best ways to spend a summer day is on a drive from Arcata to Redding via State Route 299. Travelers are likely to see birds of prey circle overhead, as small cumulus clouds drag across a blinding blue sky, and a flurry of wildflowers, redwoods and oaks rush by on either side. The 140-mile route is designated as a state scenic highway. But for all its beauty, highway 299’s hairpin turns, sporadic lack of shoulder lanes and winter ice and snow make it one of the most dangerous roads in California. The 7½-mile stretch just west of the Trinity-Shasta county line accounted

for 223 car accidents from 2005 to 2009, according to Trisha Coder, public information officer for Caltrans District 2. “That’s a lot of accidents,” she said in a phone interview. “That’s why the Buckhorn Grade Improvement Project was started as a safety project.” The project calls for Caltrans to reconstruct 9.6 miles of State Route 299, from two miles west of the Trinity-Shasta county line to Crystal Creek Road, about 20 miles outside of Redding. “[Caltrans] is cutting into mountains and moving roads,” Coder said. “It’s pretty amazing when you think about it.” The work started in 2009, and by the

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time it’s done in 2017, crews will have straightened 18 hairpin turns, widened shoulders and added truck passing and climbing lanes for a faster and safer drive. First, though, will come long waits, this summer and the next three summers, until the $60 million road construction is completed. CalTrans estimates the current average wait time is about 30 minutes, but suggests travelers allow for delays of up to an hour. From start to finish, Caltrans crews will have moved at least 2.7 million cubic yards of earth, according to current construction plans. In comparison, the Hoover Dam contains 3.25 million cubic yards of concrete, according to the Department of Interior’s website. While the road work may have started as a safety project, as Coder says, it also aims to make the road usable for larger semi-trucks, those longer than 48 feet. Now that these bigger trucks have become more common, regions that can’t be reached by them are at an economic disadvantage, according to a Caltrans Environmental Impact Report prepared for the Buckhorn Grade Project. The report cited one economic study that estimated businesses and residents pay about 10 percent to 15 percent more for goods when the biggest trucks can’t get through. Those trucks should be able to navigate the new 299, once it is fully reconstructed and is certified for them, according to Caltrans. If that rings a bell for people who have followed the Highway 101 controversies

over roadwork in Richardson Grove and around Willits, it’s because those projects, too, aim to make passage by larger trucks possible. Gary Hughes, executive director of the Environmental Protection Information Center in Arcata, said that once the Highway 299 work is done, it would provide “the fastest, most direct route for goods from Humboldt County to national markets.” For that reason, he said, Caltrans should reassess the need to widen and straighten Highway 101 for larger trucks. When all said and done, Humboldt County will have contributed $5.6 million of the $60 million price tag for the Buckhorn Pass improvements, according to Marcella Clem, executive director of the Humboldt County Association of Governments. Clem said opening State Route 299 to bigger trucks will help the economy here. “We’re very thankful to District 2 for funding the majority of the project,” she said. The improvements are likely to have some costs of their own, though. As bigger trucks reach Humboldt County, they could cause additional wear and tear on streets in Eureka that were not originally built to sustain the heavier loads, according to a Humboldt County Association of Governments planning report. But despite any extra road wear, Tonya Walker, travel ambassador for the Arcata Chamber of Commerce, couldn’t be happier about the road improvements. Not because of any business benefits to the community, but rather, because she misses her grandparents. “My family doesn’t come to too many games anymore,” said Walker, who is a native of Redding and center-fielder on Humboldt State’s softball team. “It’s


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dangerous, especially when it rains.” Her grandparents found it increasingly difficult to travel back and forth over the stomach-churning curves of 299 to watch her during playoffs last season. And while other students are back home with their families during the summer, Walker stays behind to work. “I don’t get to go home often, so I’m glad they’re making [State Route 299] straighter,” she said. l

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This morning at 11, prisoners at Pelican Bay State Prison began their third hunger strike in the past two years as a way to protest conditions inside the prison’s Secure Housing Units — aka “the SHU” — where inmates are held in small, windowless cells for 22 ½ to 24 hours per day. Some of them have been there for decades. The strikers allege that the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) has failed to honor promises made two years ago, in the wake of the first strike. Last month, SHU inmates announced that a “nonviolent peaceful protest of our subjection to decades of indefinite state-sanctioned torture” would resume today. The protest will include not just the hunger strike but also a work stoppage, and it will continue, they said, “until CDCR signs a legally binding agreement meeting our demands, the heart of which mandates an end to long-term solitary confinement (as well as additional major reforms).” “We are certain that we will prevail,” the inmates said in a written statement — “the only question being: How many will die starvation-related deaths before state officials sign the agreement?” The strikers have five core demands: 1. Eliminate group punishments and administrative abuse. 2. Abolish the debriefing policy and modify active/inactive gang status criteria. 3. Comply with the recommendations of the U.S. Commission on Safety and Abuse in America’s Prisons recommendations and end long-term solitary confinement. 4. Provide adequate and nutritious food. 5. Create and expand constructive programming. For some background, view the Journal’s September 2011 cover story (“Caged,” on Pelican Bay and a follow-up article on a federal class-action lawsuit filed on the prisoners’ behalf by the Center for Constitutional Rights. That lawsuit is ongoing. The first round of this hunger strike started inside Pelican Bay’s SHU on July 1, 2011, eventually spreading to more than 6,000 inmates in at least 13 of California’s 33 prisons. Inmates and their advocates

allege that prolonged periods of solitary confinement amounts to torture and that the system for placing inmates in the SHU — and for getting released — violates their rights to due process. In May, Mother Jones magazine named Pelican Bay one of America’s 10 worst prisons. A petition in support of the strikers had gathered nearly 15,000 signatures by Monday evening. ● GOVERNMENT / BY RYAN BURNS / WEDNESDAY, JULY 3 AT 2:11 P.M.

Officer in Cheri Lyn Moore Shooting Offered EPD Chief Job

The Anderson Valley Post is reporting that the job of Eureka’s next police chief has been offered to Michael Johnson, a former EPD sergeant who was involved in the fatal 2006 shooting of 49-year-old Eureka resident Cheri Lyn Moore. Eureka City Manager Bill Panos yesterday confirmed that a job offer had been made but declined to identify the candidate. However, Anderson’s city manager and three city council members confirmed that Johnson has been offered the position, according to the Post. If you’re unfamiliar with — or have forgotten the details of — the 2006 shooting, you can read about them on the Journal’s website (“Scenes from a Shooting,” April, 2006 and “Cause of Death,” September, 2006). The Moore incident was one of five officerinvolved shooting deaths in a 15-month span for the EPD. Johnson, meanwhile, left the EPD in 2007 to become the police chief in Ione, Calif. He has been Anderson’s police chief for a little over a year, according to the Post. ● CRIME / BY RYAN BURNS / WEDNESDAY, JULY 3, AT 5:13 P.M.

Co-op Security Defends Actions

Timothy O’Neal, owner and president of Sacramento-based Protection Loss Prevention, says his officer used textbook police technique when he apprehended an alleged shoplifter Saturday afternoon across the street from the Arcata Co-op. O’Neal’s company has been contracted by the Co-op since 2011. READ FULL POSTS AND SEE PHOTOS AT

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As we reported yesterday, bead store owner Michael King witnessed the tail end of the incident and later accused the unidentified loss prevention officer of using excessive force. King also said that the officer tried to confiscate his camera. O’Neal, who called the Journal from his company’s Sacramento headquarters this morning, offered a different take. “That is a protocol armband hold,” O’Neal said of the pictures snapped by King. He said you can tell by the angle of the officer’s legs that he was keeping most of his weight on the front foot, not the knee kneeling on the woman’s neck. This technique, he said, is taught at police academies all over the world. “It’s for his safety and her safety, having the knee toward the back of her neck,” O’Neal said. “It looks painful. It does. But we’re not dealing with somebody who’s just a victim.” The Journal asked Arcata Police Detective Sgt. Todd Dokweiler to look at the photos and try to analyze the technique. “That doesn’t look to be drastically different than certain law enforcement handcuffing techniques,” Dokweiler said, though he added that it’s impossible to tell from photographs what level of force was used. After speaking with his employee, whose name he would not reveal, O’Neal claimed that the loss prevention officer identified himself and tried to apprehend the woman after she left the store with stolen merchandise, but the woman resisted violently — running across the parking lot, hitting the officer, scratching his arms

and finally throwing a cup of scalding-hot coffee on him. And O’Neal vehemently denied that his employee tried to take King’s camera. “At no point did he ever say, ‘Give me your camera.’ He said, ‘Please do not take pictures of me.’” King claims that the man repeatedly demanded his camera, even asking a Coop employee to take it from him and then trying to enter the locked bead shop. Melanie Bettenhausen, the North Coast Co-op’s outreach director, said that she couldn’t talk about the case due to privacy concerns and an ongoing investigation into the specifics. But she did say that the Co-op chose to contract with Protection Loss Prevention after verbal and physical threats against store employees got out of hand. “We know we made the right choice, as the number and nature of thieves in our area has increased and gotten more violent over the years,” Bettenhausen said in an email. “We want to have a safe environment for our employees to work and our customers to shop.” Asked whether there’s a policy about the loss prevention officers pursuing people off the property, Bettenhausen said management prefers them to remain on the premises and contact the police. “However, in order for the loss prevention company to do its job, we have to allow them to use their discretion when safety is an issue.” ● • NORTH COAST JOURNAL • THURSDAY, JULY 11, 2013


Subdividing Humboldt How Bob McKee remade SoHum and bought himself a decade-long lawsuit Story and photos by Grant Scott-Goforth


ob McKee doesn’t visit his Tooby Ranch property very often, but the last time he drove out there, the ranch’s grasslands — interspersed with black oaks, white oaks and poppies — were remarkably green for late May. Deer skittered across the dirt and the occasional vulture floated overhead. From a high point on what was once a 13,000-acre ranch, he gazed over the jumbled King Range and a narrow, navy strip of the Pacific Ocean barely visible beyond. Below, to the south, the eastern branch of the Eel River’s south fork snaked by. When McKee drove his dusty red Dodge Ram up the hill that day, he was awaiting a ruling in a long trial over accusations that he illegally divided the land after purchasing it in 2000. His 1,000-acre parcel is one of more than 40 he carved out of the sprawling hillside ranch that sits along Alderpoint Road east of Redway and Garberville. With that ruling now issued — but not

yet finalized — the lawsuit that has occupied McKee’s thoughts, shelves and filing cabinets for more than a decade appears to be nearly over. It’s hard to overstate the influence McKee has had on Southern Humboldt County. He’s been actively shaping the landscape and communities around Petrolia, Whitethorn, Redway and other rural areas for more than 50 years through land purchases and sales. He’s bought more than 100 properties in that time and subdivided almost all of them, selling approximately 800 parcels. For many people in the county, he’s an embattled hero who cares about community and land, and who gave fleeing city dwellers a chance to live their pastoral dreams. To others, he’s a serial subdivider out for personal gain who helped create a culture of isolated, resource-gobbling property owners — many of them marijuana growers — whose first thoughts are rarely about the environment. Humboldt County’s decade-long lawsuit against McKee highlighted that divide,



as well as the county’s fight for one of its few protections for resource lands.

McKee’s an affable,

bearded man who’s remarkably spry — though his knees are giving him troubles. At 84 years old, he lives with his wife Valery near Whitethorn, on land inherited from his father, who inherited it from his father before that. McKee’s grandfather mined gold in Mexico after the Civil War, then came to Humboldt County and bought 640 acres in Whitethorn in 1878. When he died in a wagon accident, the property was split up among his five children. McKee’s father would later buy an adjacent piece of land, too. When McKee was just 1 ½, his mother died in childbirth, and his father died of spinal meningitis a few years later. McKee, his sister and half-sister moved in with his grandmother in Eureka, where McKee attended grade school. He often visited southern Humboldt on summer break. After a stint in the Navy, he took

advantage of his GI Bill benefits and attended Humboldt State College, where he met his future wife Valery — the daughter of one of his favorite professors. Despite a rocky academic start (he loved school; didn’t care so much for grades), McKee graduated 6 ½ years later, after studying English literature, art and business administration. While in college he worked nights at Humboldt Land Title Company, printing and sorting the negatives of any land-related documents photographed that day at the county courthouse. Poring over these documents was his first lesson on patent parcels, subdivisions and land transfers, he said. In 1957, Bob and Valery moved to the 160-acre homestead in Whitethorn that he inherited from his dad. There, he started a carpentry business and then taught for six years in Whitethorn and Ettersburg before returning to carpentry. In 1963 bought two properties — five or six acres in Whale Gulch and 20 acres in Bear Creek. Land was cheap then, and McKee said he invested only the small savings

he’d put aside while teaching, although he couldn’t remember exactly how much he put down for either property. He sold both for a profit within a few years, after building houses on them. Several years later, in 1966 or 1967, McKee purchased his first large piece of land — 500 acres in Whitethorn. The asking price? $50,000. The land had title defects, McKee recalled, and he bought it from a Noyo Harbor man who asked just $250 down and collected no interest in the three years it took McKee to subdivide and sell it. McKee, in his steady, gravelly voice, said other land speculators at the time just bought property and held it, but didn’t “improve” it by building or subdividing. “I thought, ‘Jesus — you oughta at least do something to it.’” McKee said bank financing was difficult to come by for rural Southern Humboldt, which meant lots of deals with seller financing. Demand for rural homesteads was high enough, McKee said, that he often sold parcels before or soon after he divided them. He couldn’t estimate the most land he’d held at any one point. Others followed suit. Among those who emulated the McKee model, sometimes including the controversial reliance on old federal parcel lines, was Ken Bareilles, a Eureka attorney and friend of McKee’s, who began subdividing properties in the early 1970s. “Bob, to my knowledge, was the first person who knew we could sell land grant patents,” said Bareilles, who was using the practice by the early 1980s. Bareilles has had his own problems with the county. He pleaded guilty to illegally subdividing a ranch on Titlow Hill in the 1980s. In that case, Bareilles violated the state’s Subdivision Map Act, but did not use patent parcels to divide the land. McKee specialized in idiosyncratic land needs. If someone needed an easement or wanted to extend the borders of existing property, he would try to put together a deal. “Everything I bought seemed to have some little story to it,” he recalled, and he’d ask himself every time, “‘How in the world am I going to pull this off?’” Michael Evenson, who helped McKee subdivide the Fearrin Ranch in Briceland in exchange for a parcel, said it was always a “shoestring operation” with McKee — though he excelled in working with people. “It’s part libertarian, I guess, and part trust in people. That’s really key to Bob’s character.”

By the mid-60s, Southern

Humboldt was beginning to change, in large part thanks to McKee’s subdivisions. The back-to-the-land movement was

gaining momentum, and McKee, despite his rural roots, wasn’t clinging to a good ol’ THE TOOBY RANCH IS JUST SOUTH boy vision. AND EAST OF GARBERVILLE. “He was not redneck-y,” said Judy Evenson, who moved to the county with her then-husband Michael in 1969. “We, being newbies, were warmly welcomed into their family circle.” To most of the locals back then, she said, “we were ‘them Eureka darn hippies.’ “It was a big cultural shift not C ALI FOR NI A only for ourselves, who came up here very idealistically and Fortuna © NORTH COAST JOURNAL raised families and raised farms, but it was also a big cultural shift for the people who were already here.” Because of his success and enthusiasm for splitting large pieces of land into affordable D ETAI L AR E A homesteads, McKee became the person to see if you were interRedway ested in buying land. “He was very much aware of how to Garberville build an economy from the ground up,” said Michael Evenson, who now runs a ranch in Petrolia. “If they wanted to buy land but didn’t have any money, he’d say, ‘That’s OK; you can work it off.’” desire to live off the land, pointing out Ranch, the road was heavily trafficked McKee said he sold land to affluent positive elements of the community with trucks hauling water tanks (three professors from Harvard and Berkeley. they’ve helped build in southern Humat a time, in one case), earth movers He also sold land, for $25 down and $25 a boldt. and other equipment. “Wow — hell of month, to welfare recipients. Some long-established ranchers and a piping project going on there,” McKee “The whole range — people who were farmers, though, say their livelihoods are remarked at one passing pickup loaded very well off and people who had noththreatened by splitting up large properwith PVC tubes. ing,” McKee said. “They became neighbors ties, ones big enough to make legitimate EPIC’s Hughes said the “recent expoand friends.” agricultural production cost effective. nential explosion” in marijuana growGary Graham Hughes, the executive Environmentalists say large parcels make ing is threatening the earlier wave of director of the Environmental Protection stewardship easier and more reliable, and restoration. Information Center (EPIC), grew up in can curtail some of the threats of the By most accounts, the marijuana indusSouthern Humboldt after his dad moved modern marijuana industry, the mammal try grew relatively steadily until the late there in the early 1970s. poisonings, water diversions, diesel spills 1980s, then leveled off through the ‘90s. “In many ways, Bob McKee was seen and erosion-inducing earth moving. Many of the early idealists who came to as the Gandalf of the back-to-the-land “In a way we’re running an experiment save the ancient redwoods were replaced movement, in terms of people getting a with no controls,” said Friends of the Eel by people gobbling up land from timber piece of land,” Hughes said. And through River Executive Director Scott Greacen. companies and developers to establish the 1980s, Hughes said, that was often a When he first took a job at Friends of the illicit cannabis farms. good thing. “There’s no question that a Eel River, he called McKee to ask for his “Their reasons for coming here were lot of these back-to-the-landers began to perspective on homesteaders. “He told more financial than philosophical,” Hughes inhabit very seriously degraded lands.” me straight off — with no apparent intent said. “It’s a very corrosive influence.” Poor timber and cattle practices during to deceive — that he was convinced For his part, McKee doesn’t deny that the previous century had left unstable, people he sold land treated it better than people buy land in Southern Humboldt eroded hillsides and damaged watersheds, the people they bought it from. He made to grow marijuana. “I’m not contributing Hughes said, and many new landowners a very compelling case that this was true. to that more than any of the real estate harbored a genuine sense of stewardship And there’s no question that can be true, people in town that are selling land. That and conservation. and clearly it is true in some cases. The is part of what’s happening.” The now-powerful marijuana industry problem is, when you look at the numHe says he doesn’t condone marijuana was born out of that back-to-the-land bers, they tell a different picture.” growing, but tolerates it — it’s just part movement, as was the Mateel CommuScott Downie, a senior environmental of the community, he says. “This is where nity Center, KMUD and other community scientist supervisor for the California I live.” groups. Today, Southern Humboldt is Department of Fish and Wildlife, said it’s inundated with growers — an industry have been simple math: More subdivision means that by many estimates yields hundreds struggling over the future of the county’s more people; more people means more of millions of dollars a year. In mid-May, resource lands. Homestead owners, many roads, water diversion, construction and as McKee steered his truck up the windoperating marijuana farms, defend their ing Alderpoint Road east toward Tooby continued on next page

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continued from previous page pollution, particularly from marijuana growers, who often grade land to install greenhouses. A 2004 Fish and Wildlife report on salmon habitat pointed out these harmful effects of subdivision, and said that tax breaks for larger agricultural parcels can be a tool to “preserve a rural landscape for more effective recovery for coho salmon.” Surprisingly, given timber companies’ less than environment-friendly history, large tracts of timber-company lands are better for coho salmon than watersheds that have been divided, Greacen said. “It’s hard going for a long-time, hard-core timber fighter like me to say the timber companies are doing a good job,” Greacen said. But modern practices, enforceable regulations and simply fewer owners to keep track of makes the county’s oversight much simpler.

Above Hanging in McKee’s Whitethorn Construction office near 10 years worth of court documents, is a sign that reads “Bureaucracy: The process of converting energy into solid waste.” right and below McKee shows off his mill and a table he’s building.

The Tooby Ranch

lawsuit shows how fiercely the county wished to defend one of its protections for resource lands — the Williamson Act. In 1965, the state Legislature passed Assemblyman John Williamson’s California Land Conservation Act (known since then as the Williamson Act). The law was enacted as an incentive to preserve rural farmland, which was being gobbled up by urban and suburban development. Populations were blooming in areas with prime ag land, and the state hoped to slow subdivisions, sales and non-agricultural development there. The Williamson Act — administered by counties — made it possible for landowners to get hefty tax breaks for maintaining land in at least 50 percent agricultural production. A county reviews the property owned by Williamson Act applicants and identifies eligible land. The county and the owner then enter a contract that renews every year unless agricultural production is inadequate or either side opts not to renew. In the case of a nonrenewal, the property taxes on the land gradually return to normal over 10 years, but all of the restrictions — including the required agricultural production, the minimum parcel transfer size and the terms of the contract — remain in place until the 10 years is up. In 1972, the state began replacing money that counties were losing as a result of the tax breaks. Between 1972

and 2010, when this subvention funding ended, the state paid $876 million to local governments, an average of $23 million a year, to help ease the tax sting. Fifty-three of California’s 58 counties had adopted a Williamson Act program by 2009. Proponents say the Williamson Act is a boon for counties and farmers: Ag land is preserved and agriculture producers get a boost. But pressure from the state department of conservation, followed by the Tooby Ranch lawsuit and the loss of state income, have forced the county to look closely over the last decade at how it administers the Williamson Act.

When McKee bought

the 13,000-acre Tooby Ranch in 2000, he had at least six purchasers lined up. He had hoped to divide the property into more than 40 parcels. Though McKee said it was the first land

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he’d ever bought that was under a Williamson Act contract, he was aware of the ag production requirements. He also knew that Tooby Ranch was under a Williamson Act contract dating from 1977, which, at that time, limited the minimum parcel transfer size to 160 acres. He asked the former owners to remove their cattle operation — he said — so that he could improve the roads and water troughs for future grazing. McKee’s removal of cattle on the Tooby Ranch, along with suspicions that the property was being divided for residential use, raised a red flag for the county, according to court documents. In response to county questions, McKee wrote in 2001 that the ranch would lie fallow until the new owners decided what to do with the land. By 2002 McKee had sold the parcels, and court documents show one of the 30-plus purchasers began running cattle again on a smaller, 360-acre piece of the formerly sprawling ranch. The county sued McKee on Dec. 31, 2002, saying he violated the Williamson Act by removing cattle and taking the land out of production. Later the county

added to its suit that McKee had further violated the act by dividing the ranch into parcels too small by Williamson Act standards. That would become the most contentious portion of the lawsuit. In 2008, a state appellate court ruled that McKee had indeed sold undersized parcels. Though he abided by the 160-acre minimum governing transfers at the time of Tooby’s original Williamson Act contract in 1977, the county had later raised the minimum to 600 acres. If a county changes how it administers the program, the court ruled, a Williamson Act contract holder can accept the changes or get out of the program. McKee never asked for a non-renewal. But the appellate court decision didn’t end the case. After a brief attempt at settlement, it was handed back to the Humboldt County court to decide if and how McKee’s violations would be resolved. The county called for nullification of the deeds, asking Humboldt County Superior Court Judge Dale Reinholtsen to force McKee to purchase back the 44 properties he had sold. The defense said that was extreme. By now, the defense lawyers argued, there were homesteads, ranches, vineyards and other infrastructure that purchasers had invested in and relied upon. “We’ve got people out there that have been entitled to this property for a dozen years,” McKee said. Reinholtsen issued a ruling in June calling for McKee to pay nearly $200,000 in fines for violating the Williamson Act. In his ruling, Reinholtsen wrote that “both sides acted reasonably but imperfectly” and said McKee could be credited for believing he was following the law when he divided the land. Transferring the parcels carried the stiffest penalty under Judge Reinholtsen’s ruling: $149,000 in fines both under Humboldt County code and the state Unfair continued on page 16

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continued from page 14 Competition Law. Reinholtsen issued another $50,000 in fines for McKee’s ceasing of grazing on the property. In his ruling, Judge Reinholtsen rejected accusations from both the county and McKee’s attorneys. “The evidence did not support the notion that he is a victim of local government run amok,” Reinholtsen wrote. “At the same time, he cannot be reduced to the caricature of a greedy land developer who flouts the law in the careless pursuit of profits.” No deed nullifications, no buying back of parcels, no razing of homes. So, despite the county winning its lawsuit, McKee’s attorneys were pleased with the penalty, saying it amounted to far less than the county had asked for. Over the phone last week, McKee gave a sort-of dejected chuckle before saying, “Well, I’m basically OK with it. I don’t know what could make me really happy about the end of this lawsuit that never should have even started. I’m glad that we can see the end of it though. I can’t say I’m thrilled about it.” Both county attorneys and McKee’s attorneys filed objections to the tentative rul-


ing, and a final judgment is expected soon. McKee’s attorney objected to the portion of the ruling that found McKee violated the Williamson Act by ceasing cattle grazing between 2000 and 2002. The county called for increased penalties for the transfer of properties, and asked Judge Reinholtsen to award the county its costs in pursuing the lawsuit. The county also called for McKee and the property owners to pay back the nearly $650,000 reduction in taxes that they had enjoyed under the Williamson Act. According to County Assessor Mari Wilson, that figure represents the savings for all the Tooby Ranch parcels between 2001 and 2011. McKee has been responsible for paying taxes for all of the Tooby Ranch properties that he sold between 2000 and 2002 because the county assessor’s office hasn’t recognized the transfers. For the first few years, McKee says he paid them. “I just finally quit and told them I’m not going to do this anymore. You need to assess the record owner,” McKee said. Since then, many of the Tooby Ranch properties have been delinquent on


taxes. Some of the purchasers, wanting to remain in compliance, have paid taxes on their properties. But sorting out back payments and refunds is not going to be simple. When the county recognizes the parcels, said County Auditor/Controller Joe Mellett, the assessor’s office will establish the values of those properties and tax them accordingly. “This is going to be a horrible mess to straighten out,” McKee said.

Other issues remain. While the county’s issues with McKee appear nearly over, he was only the first and most prominent of the 30-plus defendants in the lawsuit. Some ceased agricultural production or further divided parcels in violation of the Williamson Act, said county attorney Josh Cohen. Others built homes or other structures on their properties, which the county maintains violates the Williamson Act.

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McKee had taken out a $3 million bank loan to purchase the Tooby Ranch — only the second time, he said, that he’d gotten a bank loan to pay for land. He bought the ranch for $6.7 million and sold it to its multiple new owners for more than $10 million — a profit of more than $3 million, according to court documents. McKee is mostly cool-tempered when continued on next page

It’s unclear exactly how much

has been spent on either side of the lawsuit, but one thing’s for certain: It was a lot. McKee said he’s spent more than $6 million fighting the suit. He said he’s had to put up his property — about 1,000 acres he owns on the Tooby Ranch and 400 acres in Whitethorn, where he lives — as backing to finance his attorney fees.





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continued from previous page he’s talking about the lawsuit that’s dominated the last decade of his life, although he grumbles about the county “pissing its money away” on the lawsuit. And he declines to talk about his own finances. Despite a successful career as a developer, he insists he never bought land with much money of his own. He says the Tooby ranch would have been “very profitable,” but those profits all went into his attorney’s fees. Walking around the mill at Whitethorn Construction, he lamented the costs and time spent on the lawsuit that he would have put into that business. He blames the county but admits his own stubbornness, too, contributed to the lengthy lawsuit. “I didn’t want to cave in, no, no.” Asked to estimate his current worth, he sounds bitter. “Are they trying to say I made out like a bandit on this piece of real estate?” he said. “I think it’s none of their goddamn business if you ask me.” It’s hard to tell if he’s declining to discuss his own wealth or any possible financial troubles, although he insists he’s not a wealthy man. For its part, the county has spent at least $3 million on outside attorneys, according to public records that were released following a separate lawsuit filed by the developer-friendly Humboldt Coalition for Property Rights. That doesn’t include the amount of time that staff spent on the lawsuit over 10 years, which the county does not keep detailed records of.

During the time of the law-

suit, political tides were changing in the county. Spurred by the Tooby Ranch and other county land use lawsuits, the Humboldt Coalition for Property Rights was born (see “HumCPR Rising,” March 28). The group and its allies formed the most cohesive bloc of development-friendly landowners that the county had seen. And it was powerful. Four of five county supervisors and two planning commissioners have ties to the group. Last year, supervisors gutted planning director Kirk Girard’s department after years of pushing the Tooby Ranch lawsuit and battling with property rights advocates. He resigned shortly after, taking a job with Santa Clara County. Environmental consultant Sungnome Madrone is no stranger to conflicts with developers — he’s been at odds with former HumCPR treasurer and current Planning Commissioner Bob Morris over a development in Trinidad for years. Madrone’s not happy with the ascendance of developer-friendly politics in the county but said at least politicians’

According to county Planner intentions are getting more Martha Spencer, five of the apparent. “This board is get156 preserves, besides Tooby ting radical. I love it — they’re Ranch, have been found out exposing themselves.” of compliance because they Could that developerdropped ag production or friendly political shift threaten subdivided land. Environthe Williamson Act’s effectivemental consultant Sungnome ness in Humboldt County? Madrone says revisiting the Tasha McKee, Bob McKee’s Williamson Act, and Timber daughter and the executive Production Zone rules, would director of the land trust be an opportunity to expand nonprofit Sanctuary Forest, the incentive side of conservasaid it’s an opportunity to ease tion. If the county could work the minimum acreage allowin stewardship as an incentive, able under the Williamson Act. it would be less costly than “If ranchlands are going to be enforcement and punishment. sold — and they are — then But Friends of the Eel River we need to be really planning Director Scott Greacen said and looking at how we are gofocusing on incentives isn’t ing to keep those in agricultural enough. He called it “philoproduction,” Tasha said. sophically problematic” for She says sustainable farms counties to have to pay landcan be run on smaller pieces of owners to keep them from land than when the 600-acre wrecking the environment. guideline was established in 1978. “Back then on 600 acres, a steers comfortfamily could make a living with ably along the back roads just cows. That’s just not true of the Tooby Ranch, some today. Even on 13,000 acres you steep and dusty, others with can’t just run cows with Califortall grass between the wheel nia land prices so high.” tracks. As he hops out to open But many ranchers and farmheavy metal gates there’s ers disagree. They say that the a glow of pride and boyish Williamson Act’s tax breaks and excitement about him. He its minimum parcel size are McKee examines water tanks that feed cattle water troughs on points out roads he’s graded crucial for ranchers and small the Tooby Ranch. and culverts he’s added. He counties. insists that all 13,000 acres of “One hundred and sixty the ranch are in better shape acres doesn’t make a cattle be required to fund. The state stands now than when he bought it. ranch,” said farmer John LaBoyteaux, to miss out on at least twice what the McKee says his subdividing days chairman of an ad hoc committee the county loses from tax breaks. are over, though. His knee problems, county formed last year to look into the Still, the ad hoc committee has concombined with Humboldt County’s Williamson Act. “It never did.” cluded that Williamson Act tax breaks rocky slopes, make it too hard for him to He pointed to Judge Reinholtsen’s are worth keeping here because they traverse the land like he used to. “Maybe ruling, which said that leasing of small support a thriving livestock industry I could go to a part of the United States parcels is less economically viable than (grossing $36 million in 2011) and help that’s all flat,” he joked. owning a large ranch property (McKee’s prevent land sales to marijuana growers He is proud of the community that attorneys objected to this portion of and speculators. he helped create, flaws and all. Friends Reinholtsen’s ruling, saying there is no Land under a Williamson Act contract of the Eel River’s Scott Greacen praised requirement for economic viability under may be cheap enough for ranchers to McKee’s honesty and conviction, but was the Williamson Act, just the production buy it in large tracts. “If the land is sold less convinced that a hands-off approach of commodities). at its ag value — and it’s good grazing to community and environment was LaBoyteaux said he hasn’t heard much land — there’s every chance that a cattle beneficial in the long run. talk of lowering a minimum parcel size rancher will buy it,” LaBoyteaux said. That “We all tell ourselves stories — that for Williamson Act land. “I don’t think changes, he said, when the land is split up what we want and what might be good that the ag community would support a and sold at its “marijuana value.” for the world are the same thing.” change. I don’t think that my committee On top of that, the committee said With the specter of legalization would support a change.” in a draft report that’s expected to go looming, it’s anyone’s guess what will The county loses approximately to supervisors in August, Williamson happen to the county’s pot industry, the $200,000 a year in tax income and spends Act tax breaks keep down the costs for businesses and homesteads it supports, thousands more administering the Wilroads, fire protection and other infrathe land deals it fuels and the waterliamson Act. structure needed for more residential sheds it threatens. One thing is certain: The state also takes a hit on property development. Bob McKee will always be a chapter in taxes. County Auditor Joe Mellett said 67 McKee has not been the only propthe story. percent of collected property taxes go to erty owner to violate a Williamson l schools, which the state would otherwise Act contract with Humboldt County.

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t takes a very specific kind of curiosity to be out on Humboldt Bay at 8 in the morning just to see oyster beds, and on June 11 that curiosity was on full display when nearly 40 people boarded the Madaket for the first of a series of tours being put on by the University of California Cooperative Extension — Humboldt. As part of its 100th anniversary, from now until Oct. 12, the UC Cooperative Extension is offering a series of nine “Let’s Get Local” farm tours meant to show off Humboldt’s local producers. The series will cover not only every aspect of agriculture on the North Coast but also give a look into the area’s other well-known industries, like the Loleta Cheese Factory, and newer ones like the DG Fairhaven biomass power plant in Samoa. This is a chance to see a real slice of Humboldt County via some of the industries that have sustained this area. Yana Valachovic, county director of UC Cooperative Extension — Humboldt and Del Norte, is surprised by the interest generated by these tours. The Madaket tour was filled well in

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advance, and the grass-fed beef tour on July 12 in Ferndale is running out of room fast. The Oct. 2 tour of the DG Fairhaven biomass plant in Samoa has already filled up to the plant’s capacity of 20. An average of 30 people have already signed up per tour, and the Veggies and Wine Grapes tour of the Rosina Vineyards on Aug. 11 currently has 40 people signed up with space still available. UC Cooperative reps said that they also saw an increase in sign-ups following the oyster tour. After the captain took us out onto the water, with a safety demonstration that promised that the Madaket follows the “Captain first” plan for emergency evacuations, Greg Dale, general manager of Coast Seafoods, led the tour. Its website states, the Cooperative Extension is an educational outreach program conducted cooperatively by Humboldt and Del Norte Counties, University of California and US Department of Agriculture. This partnership formed in 1913, and though it relies on all three entities, it’s mainly funded and maintained by the Univeristy of California. For every dollar the county puts into

the Cooperative Extension, the UC puts in five. As Valachovic puts it, “It’s a pretty good deal for the county.” Valachovic says that with extensions in 56 counties, the cooperative has the ability to make a real impact on the people of California. One example would be 4-H, which is maintained by the UC Cooperative Extension. Extensions have suffered from the massive budget cuts to California’s education system in recent years, but are rebounding. California’s recently passed 2013-2014 budget saw a 5 percent increase to UC, which amounts to $142 million being put back into the university system for campuses, with some of those funds returning to entities like the Cooperative Extension. Valachovic says she is using the new money to open more jobs in the program, as well as for events like the tour series. Al Steer, from North Coast Air Quality, attended the oyster tour as an observer. Steer said he was interested in “finding out about pathways between the farm and the table,” and that he wanted to take advantage of a rare opportunity to see the oyster beds with long-time professionals. He wasn’t the only one who wanted to see things up close. Toddlers August Kendall and Gately Mason spent most of the boat ride fascinated by the oysters and watching Joe Tyburczy, coastal specialist for HSU, shuck oysters for the entire 90 minutes of the tour. Valachovic lamented that closures and downsizing have made it more difficult to see the inner workings of many local industries. She looks at Pacific Lumber Mill in Scotia, which was built to allow for tours, as one of the opportunities lost when the mill closed 12 years ago. The extension’s tours are partly meant to fill the gap left by such changes. On Sept. 13, the extension is also putting on a gala celebration to commemorate its 100-year anniversary. The festivities will go from 5:30 to 9 p.m. at the Arcata Community Center. Dress will be casual, and the event is open to the public. Details will be posted on its website (below) in the next few weeks. All the tours are free to the public as long as space is available. And while most trips are all ages, the redwood mill and biomass power plant visits, Sept. 25 and Oct. 2 respectively, ask that children be over 12 and accompanied by an adult. For more information or to sign up for one of the tours, contact the UC Cooperative Extension at 707-445-7351 or sign up at l

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Sweet Spinning Wheels By Ken Weiderman


elieve it or not, art and skating go hand in hand. Ever seen a skate video? Someone had to film and edit it. Those decks the kids skate on? Flip a few over and you’ll be surprised at the diversity and vivacity of their graphics. Graffiti is an important element too, and its rebellious, aggressive lettering contributes to a maturing skate aesthetic that embraces the cold, hard urban asphalt as well as the playful vigor of youth. Both the art and athletics of skating and BMX biking are central to RampArt, a brand new indoor terrain park and creative center developed by Robert Jensen and Matthew Barry. As a member of the Ink People’s DreamMaker program, RampArt received critical assistance with the inevitable bureaucratic hurdles the new business would face. RampArt’s all-volunteer, non-profit, art-heavy strategy meshed nicely with Ink People’s vision for fostering creative opportunities to engage the community in positive ways. The space allows kids to explore their interests in graffiti, alternative art, skating and BMX riding with supervision so they don’t have to do it in places that are potentially dangerous or even illegal. On top of skating and BMX lessons, at RampArt’s week-long summer skate camps, local graffiti masters demonstrate letter construction and essential colorlayering, along with important safety rules and instructions on when and where graffiti is appropriate. Stencil workshops teach kids the basics of cutting out negative-space graphics and words. Adults with skills in graffiti and stencil work have already coated the 4,000 square-foot facility with spray-painted works, providing a drippy, shifting array of colorful murals for an eye-popping background. This month for Arts! Arcata, RampArt is featuring the high-fire stoneware ceramics of Harrison Levenstein. It’s fitting. Where

RampArt is a vessel for young artist’s expression, Levenstein is a young artist making vessels. He’s also a skater. A senior at Humboldt State University as well as an employee of the Fire Arts Center, Levenstein is enamored with the ceramic process. Sitting at his electric potter’s wheel, a beanie keeps his mop of curly hair at bay. Clay splatters his faded shirt, jeans and skate shoes. In front of him, the spinning mound of clay puts him in a meditative state. He describes it as being “in the zone;” the world falls away while he focuses on the clay and its response to the practiced movement of his hands. Levenstein’s work is functional and designed to bring a touch of beauty and charm to those who use it. Drippy ash glazes slide over squiggly slip decorations. Wavy lines lead your eyes around each piece, accentuating their roundness. Subtle bulges in the bodies of his vases bloom with swoopy handles. A rustyorange matte-glazed teapot seems to puff out its chest as it sits proudly aside two little matching cups. Each piece is thrown and slightly altered (pushed, pulled or paddled) before Levenstein adds his trademark dots and flourishes. Nope, that ding in a cup’s foot isn’t an accident, it’s a purposeful mark meant to give more life and personality to these one-of-a-kind works. Levenstein abhors the plethora of cheap, mass-produced “cookie-cutter” ceramics available today. He sees his work as a direct reaction to the empty, soulless feeling he gets when people accept those inferior pots as the norm. Sure, we all need something to eat and drink from, but he says, “when you step back and check out things that people are making with their bare hands,” the laborious effort and high cost of producing such items are “worth it for the aesthetic of it.” Levenstein loves it when he sees friends



and loved ones using his work. Indeed, picking up one of his pieces is a tactile treat. It’s as if you can feel the shape of his hands and sense his connection to each step of the ceramic process. Levenstein is inspired by ceramic artists who push the envelope, playing with their glazes and forms. In turn, he does a lot of experimentation himself, ensuring that each piece is distinctive. The visual continuity of his work is important as well; Levenstein wants you to be able to recognize that the pots originated from his hands. The result is a tight yet fluid look, which he says compares in some ways to the polished splendor of a finely-honed kick flip. “Being a skater has a lot to do with the aesthetics of the tricks,” says Levenstein, and “respect comes from doing a

trick and doing it clean.” For Levinstein, that means not just mindlessly pumping out pots, but taking the time to refine every detail with grace and sophistication. Snappy grinds, shiny pots and more can be found at the Arts! Arcata reception at RampArt Skate Park, 700 South G St., on July 12 from 6 to 10 p.m. Johnny B, Katalyst and Something Simple will bring the tunes — you bring the kids, the good vibes and, of course, your board (optional!). ● Ken Weiderman spent plenty of time throwing clay and skating as a kid, and he turned out all right. • NORTH COAST JOURNAL • THURSDAY, JULY 11, 2013


Second Friday Arts! Arcata Friday, July 12, 6-9 p.m.

Arts! Arcata is Arcata Main Street’s monthly celebration of visual and performing arts, held at more than 30 participating locations in Arcata. Visit for even more information about the event or call (707) 822-4500. ABRUZZI 780 Seventh St. Live music. ARCATA ARTISANS COOPERATIVE 883 H St. Jeff Langdon, conceptual artist. Jeannie Fierce, paints with wool. Barbara Wright, mosaics and glass work. Michael Edwards, jewelry. Wine will be served to benefit the Humboldt Community Breast Health Project. ARCATA CITY HALL *736 F St. Virginia Dexter, photography. ARCATA EXCHANGE 813 H St. Works by Jay Brown. Live music by Hot Wings. Wine will be served to benefit The Emma Center. ARCATA HOLISTIC HEALTH CENTER 940 Ninth St. Morgen Maier, paintings and drawings. ARCATA MARSH INTERPRETIVE CENTER 569 South G St. Art Tiles by the Arcata Marsh Project. BUBBLES 1031 H St. Clean Livin’ bluegrass band. CAFÉ BRIO 791 G St. Gus Clark, acrylic on wood. Serving small plates for dinner. CRUSH 1101 H Street #3. Kim Redd, fractal artist. Live music by Blake Ritter and friends.


FIRE ARTS CENTER 520 South G St. #A. Retrospective of the life and art of Colinda Gutierrez. Music by Dogbone. THE GARDEN GATE 905 H St. TBA HUMBOLDT OUTFITTERS 860 G St. TBA HUMBREWS 856 10th St. Ricio Cristal, digital photography and collages. LIBATION 761 Eighth St. Paul Rickard, landscape watercolors of Humboldt County. Live music by guitarist Duncan Burgess MAZZOTTI’S 773 Eighth St. Jen Mackey, mixed media. MOORE’S SLEEPWORLD 876 G St. Sanford Pyron, oil paintings. Kenny and the Mighty Rovers, roots country and honkytonk swing band. NATURAL SELECTION 708 Ninth St. Yuma Lynch, paintings. NORTH SOLES FOOTWEAR 853 H St. Alan Sanborn’s watercolor art critique group, watercolor paintings. continued on page 31

Steve Porter’s artwork at the Upstairs Gallery might have you saying, “Hey, that looks familiar.” Porter’s “Beaches along the Redwood Highway” exhibit showcases his watercolor paintings of local seaside landmarks.




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Ceramic helps to retain heat inside the grill. Comes fully assembled including cart for the grill, side shelves, poker and grill grid lifting tool. High fire heat resistant ceramic base and lid. 304 stainless steel grill grate. Cast iron cart. Locking caster wheels. Ceramic fire ring. Cook with direct and indirect heat. Red (8338444) or black (8338451)

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Char-Broil Classic 480 BBQ

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All natural, 100% charcoal, no coal, no fillers. Easy lighting. Great taste, no starch or petroleum. Charcoal can be added to fire without fumes. Hotter fire than briquets. Denser, longer lasting. (8140139)

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Weber 18.5” Silver Series One Touch Charcoal BBQ Aluminized steel one-touch cleaning system. Triple nickel plated cooking grate. Porcelain enameled bowl and lid. No-rust aluminum vent and ash catcher. Weber cookbook. 10 year warranty. Made in USA. (8105199)

Kingsford Matchlight Charcoal Briquets 12.5lb Sure fire grooves. No lighter fluid needed. Ready to use in about 10 minutes. Lasts as long as a 13.5 lb bag. (8286361)

Coleman Propane 16.4oz

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Grill Mark 4pc BBQ Tool Set Set includes spatula, fork, tongs and basting brush. Stainless steel construction. Lightweight, yet durable. Poly resin non slip comfort handle on tongs. (8201063)



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Living Accents Grill Gazebo

Legs fold to lock cover in place for carrying. 160 sq. in. of cooking area. New heat resistant nylon handles. Porcelain on steel finish inside & out. (89670)


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For gas or charcoal or gas grills. Imparts great flavors to your food. Great addition to bbq grilling collection. (8265456) Pecan, (8099772) Hickory, (8099780) Mesquite.

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Durable steel frame with powder coat finish. Two built-in shelving units. Fabric top. Easy assembly. Use with grill gazebo bar stools. (8329872)


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Porcelain-enameled bowl and lid. Heavy-duty plated steel cooking grate. Stainless steel burner: 1. Equipped with patented weber flavorizer system. Push button igniter. Uses disposable 14.1 oz. LP cylinders (not included). Total cooking area (square inches): 160. 14.5”h x 21”w x 12.25”d (80175)

Coordinates with the grill gazebo as a grilling/conversational focal point. Sturdy steel construction saddle seat. Easy assembly. (8330698)

For smokers and bbq’s. Imparts great taste to your food. Convenient polybagged. Assorted flavors. (8061871) or chunks (8061897)


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Browning Kodiak Chair

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Cool riser technology. Designed for easy stacking and storage. Lid reverses to tray & cup holder. Integrated swing-up cooler handle for easy carrying (131500)

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Wheeled chest cooler. Material polyethylene, insulation ultratherm foam. Body color white, lid color white. Capacity 165 qt. Exterior length 413/4 in., exterior width 18-1/4 in., exterior height 22-3/4 in. (131508)

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Folding Picnic Table Seats 8 Adults. 30”H X 72”W X 55”D. 10 Year Warranty. (8105314)

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Weber Rapidfire Chimney Starter 7.5”dia x 12”h. Durable aluminized steel. Extra large capacity. Cone shaped grate exposes more briquette edges to the flame speeding up ignition. Stay cool thermoplastic handle. Wire fold out handle for safer handling. Bulk with sleeve. (8211369)

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Lid supports up to 300 lbs. Durable, reinforced handles and hinges. 145 can capacity and holds 2 liter bottles up right. 100 qt. (95 liter). Has two snap-lock, child safety lid latches. Lid hatch for easy access/keeps contents cool. 16.75”h x 17.38”w x 35.25” d. (8105181) • North Coast Journal • Thursday, july 11, 2013


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continued from page 26 OM SHALA YOGA 858 10th St. Phoebe Andrews, “The House of Yantra,” colored pencil on Masonite. PACIFIC OUTFITTERS 876 G St. TBA PLAZA 808 G St. Yvonne Kern, oil on canvas. Wine will be served to benefit the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence. RAMPART SKATEPARK 700 S G St. Harrison Levenstein, pottery. Jose Aguilar, artwork. Music by Johnny B, Katalyst and Something Simple. REDWOOD CURTAIN BREWING COMPANY 550 S G St. Leah Jorgensen, “PaperCut,” cut paper art in 3-D frames. ROBERT GOODMAN WINERY 937 10th St. Steffan Elliott, oil paintings. STOKES, HAMER, KAUFMAN & KIRK, LLP 381 Bayside Road. Thomas Bethune, photographs. Vaughn Hutchins, photographs. Elizabeth Pate, mixed media. Wine, live music. THE ROCKING HORSE 791 Eighth St. Art by Arcata Elementary School students. UPSTAIRS ART GALLERY 1063 G St. Steve Porter, “Beaches along the Redwood Highway,” watercolor. *These venues are open only during regular hours ●

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A renaissance man, Jeff Langdon is a musician, a sculptor, photographer and painter. Now his piece “The Painter” will grace the Arcata Artisans Cooperative during Arts! Arcata. If you can’t catch his artwork, you can catch Langdon playing drums for the bands Splinter Cell and The Fire Demons.

Fun with fractals! Kim Redd’s fractal art proves that math can be pretty. Fractal art is a form of digital art that’s made using algorithms. See Redd’s calculations-turned-artwork at Crush.




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saw, notably Anthony Mankins as the role-playing servant and Kenneth Robert Wigley as the grasping nephew, with Bob E. Wells demonstrating his comic skills as the apparently dying miser whose fortune is the object of the grasping. The women in the play have less to do Bob E. Wells is the apparently dying miser in Redwood but Chyna Leigh, LesCurtain’s The Heir Apparent. Photo by Edward Olson lie Ostrom and Kate Haley contribute to the action and have their comic moments. By William S. Kowinski Brian Walker has an attention-getting turn as a very short lawyer (the script also makes fun of short people). he Heir Apparent, now onstage To bill the original play as a masterat Redwood Curtain in Eureka, is piece numbs the word, though it may be based on a French farce written the best farce that Regnard produced. by Jean-Francois Regnard in 1708. He seems more of an imitation Moliere, This version is a free adaptawithout much of Moliere’s humanity or tion in English rhyme by contemporary characters who are more than cutouts. American playwright David Ives, who At least the original play provides the previously adapted comedies by Corneille framework of a common farce, with the and Moliere. He adapted this play for the pleasures this form affords. But for me, Shakespeare Theatre Company in WashIves’ version flattens the farce further by ington, D.C., where it premiered to general loading it with self-conscious irony and praise in 2011. You may want to look up artificiality, and this production only piles those reviews for responses and points of on more extraneous weight. view different from mine. I usually enjoy verbal virtuosity. Some The story involves the stock French may find that Ives’ rhymed riffs add a layer farce characters of a dying miser and the of hilarity, while others — like me — exfamily members, friends and servants who perience the self-congratulatory cleverscheme to get his money. It’s seemingly ness quickly becoming smug and cloying, set in the bewigged 18th century French with frequent wince-inducing misfires. period of the original, though the adapted The pop culture and high art references script makes many rhyming references that initially enliven the rhymes soon turn to modern America, as well as to Shakeinto the sweet drone of a junk food binge, speare and French movies. Bodily funcbefore becoming the regretful but relenttions and old age are prime topics for less aftertaste of the vulgar, facile and verbal japes and puns, and greed turns out pretentious artificial flavoring. to be vaguely bad. The overall result is less than uproariThe Redwood Curtain production feaous, though there are laughs. Some of the tures an elegantly painted set by Daniel C. comic business is executed with enthusiNyiri (with a nicely disguised dollar sign as asm and flair, however familiar these bits part of the design) and creative costumes might be. The play might have been fun by Jenneveve Hood. The actors were anyway had it been shorter, but at least energetic in the preview performance I in preview, it wandered on and on for a


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very long two-plus hours. In the end, no matter how hard one might try to like it, the script is so in love with itself that no external affection could compete. Scatological humor is a dividing line for audiences, I find. There’s a lot of it here, especially at the beginning of this script, so those who find it amusing may be gratified while others have ample opportunity to be nauseated. The lighting tricks — lights suddenly switching on and off over different parts of the stage and a weak strobe sequence — seem to strive for cinematic effects and irony, but the idea was probably better than the ineffective reality. Directed by Kristin L. Mack, The Heir Apparent plays at Redwood Curtain Thursdays-Saturdays at 8 p.m. through July 27, with a 2 p.m. matinee on Sunday, July 21.

Coming Up:

The final theatrical presentation of Dell’Arte’s Mad River Festival is The Submarine Show, performed by Dell’Arte alumni Jaron Aviv Hollander and Slater Brooks Penny. Its comic mixture of mime, acrobatics, storytelling and audience interaction was developed at San Francisco’s Kinetic Art Center, where Hollander is artistic director. It was named Best of the San Francisco Fringe Festival in 2011. This one hour, family-friendly show is presented Thursday through Saturday (July 11-13) at 8 p.m., plus a Sunday matinee on July 14 at 2 p.m., in Dell’Arte’s Carlo Theatre. There’s a preview video at www.submarineshow. com, and more information at Then the following weekend Ferndale Repertory Theatre opens the musical Victor/Victoria on Friday, July 19. Directed by new Ferndale executive director Brad Hills with musical direction by Dianne Zuleger and choreography by Linda Maxwell, it features Jo Kuzelka, Craig Benson, Rigel Schmitt, Lela Annotto-Pemberton, Luke Sikora, Steve Nobles, Jeremy Webb, Luke Tooker and Jeff Keiser. More information at 786-5483. l

Field notes

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Number of the Beast By Barry Evans


uick, what’s the sum of the numbers on a roulette wheel? You could add 1 to 2 to 3, all the way up to 36 — or you could note that 1+ 36 is equal to 2 + 35, and so on, all the way up to 18 + 19. That’s 37, 18 times over, or 666. And 666, as everyone knows, is the Number of the Beast. Or was, until 1999. That’s when 666 lost some of its notoriety. The “beastly” connection of 666 comes from a riddle in chapter 13, verse 18 of the last book of the Bible, Revelation. The King James version reads, “Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is six hundred threescore and six.” Previously, chapter 13 described a vision of two horned beasts, the first of which — the one referred to in verse 18 — has seven heads with blasphemous names (from the Christian point of view), including standard titles given to Roman emperors: “Lord and Savior” and “Savior of the World.” Although the King James version gives the Number of the Beast as 666, as do most modern translations (not to mention The DaVinci Code, The Omen and countless other references in popular culture), 616 has long been an also-ran. The Novum Testamentum Graece (Greek New Testament) of 1514, for instance, has 616, not 666. More importantly, 616 is found in the very oldest fragment of Revelation, dating to about 300 CE, found at the archeologically rich site of Oxyrhynchus in southern Egypt. Unearthed in 1895, the fragment (see photo) was illegible until the advent

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of ultraviolet imaging. When published in 1999, it pretty much put the kibosh on the 666 tradition. The number is in the third line: chi-iota-stigma, or hexakosiai-dekahex: 616. But whether the correct number is 666 or 616, it probably refers to one particular “beast,” the Roman emperor Nero, who reigned from 54 to 68 CE. John, author of the book of Revelation (sometimes called the Apocalypse, or “unveiling,” of John) recorded his visions while living in a cave on the bucolic Aegean island of Patmos, possibly during or soon after the reign of Nero, whom John considered the arch-enemy of the new Christian faith. According to Ellen Aitken, professor of early Christian history at McGill University, Revelation is actually a thinly disguised political tract, “a critique of the politics and societies of the Roman Empire … written in coded language and riddles.” Transliterating Nero’s Greek name and title “Neron Caesar” into Hebrew, in which letters stand for numbers, gives 666. Doing the same with the Latin version, “Nro Caesar” gives 616. So that tasteful “666” tat you got during your Megadeth phase? Sorry, 616 is the new 666. And the roulette wheel no longer symbolizes Nero-the-Beast — who, as it turns out, probably wasn’t that bad a guy after all. l Barry Evans ( saw only lush green fields and the blue Aegean Sea from John’s cave on Patmos. The only horned beast in sight was a goat.

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History Lesson Everything old is new again By Jennifer Savage


ey, folks! I know we’re in the thick of summer and Barry Evans’ Field Notes is probably about as academic as you want to get, but this week’s music highlights call for a little history review, beginning with a particularly epic year in the late 1970s …

The year punk exploded

1977: EMI fires the Sex Pistols, Fleetwood Mac releases Rumours, The Clash releases The Clash, 76,229 people attend a Led Zeppelin concert, Elvis Presley dies, so does Marc Bolan, so do three members of Lynyrd Skynyrd, Virgin Records releases Never Mind the Bollocks, Here’s the Sex Pistols, a group of guys in Los Angeles form a band they call Black Flag (a band that will eventually be remembered as the definitive LA hardcore band) and 1977 goes down in history as the year punk exploded. Now, 36 years later, a version of Black Flag is resurrected and performing at the Mateel Community Center on Wednesday, July 17. The band features guitarist Greg Ginn, the one and only constant member of the group, known for both his drama-plagued venture SST Records (see: The Minutemen, Hüsker Dü, the Meat Puppets, Sonic Youth, et al.) and for engineering Black Flag’s heaving, furious sound. Black Flag also features Ron Reyes on vocals — he held the same duty in 1979 and 1980 before quitting the band and eventually being replaced by Henry Rollins. Reyes additionally performs as Piggy, one of the opening acts, and Ginn and Mike Valley have an opening gig as Good For You, proving that age is no match for passion. Ponykiller rounds out the show. Tickets are $30 in advance, everything starts around 7 p.m., and the show is all ages. Full details at

Cowpunk goes altcountry, a road trip

So 1977 was the year punk exploded, but 1991 was the year that punk broke — and broke musical options wide open. Whether or not the grunge explosion changed the course of musical history is a debate to have over drinks on the Shanty patio or maybe in Humboldt State’s Mass Media and Popular Culture class, but what cannot be denied is that the various strains of “alternative music” included Uncle Tupelo, a band who not only paved the way, but laid down multiple lanes, built overpasses and tunnels, wove through mountains and cities, all the while leaving behind multiple signs reading “This Way” into the world that would become known as alt-country. Uncle Tupelo ultimately split into Wilco and Son Volt, but the legacy of the band’s influence reverberates today every time you hear some DJ put Johnny Cash and The Decemberists back-to-back — or when you head out to Humboldt Brews on Thursday night. Portland-based Blitzen Trapper invokes the melancholic 1990s Americana soundtrack and then some — think Dylan, Neil Young, Beck — but pulls off that fine feat of distilling influences into something purely the band’s own. Each of

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Blitzen Trapper’s six albums calls to mind the genre’s history, which then serves as a launch pad for song after beautiful song. From frontman Eric Earley’s own description of his work: “I’m seeking to invoke the unseen, the spirit that beckons you to saddle up that old 1980 Honda Goldwing, or your uncle’s beat up Ford Bronco, or that Jeep you somehow, and only barely, keep running and leave this lonely town behind … head for someplace better … where the ‘company of strangers/and the close and the present dangers’ are all that really matters.” Give a listen to Wild Mountain Nation, American Goldwing and Furr, then catch Blitzen Trapper at Humboldt Brews, Thursday, July 11 at 9:30 p.m. The Quiet Ones open. Cover is $15, show is 21-and-over, and more info is at www.humboldtbrews. com.

Meanwhile, back in Humboldt…

Backtrack to the 1970s. While the punks were losing their minds in Los Angeles and the rest of the country, up here in Humboldt County, 1978 marked the first of what would become the annual Humboldt Folklife Festival. This year’s homage to traditional folk music kicks off Saturday at 5 p.m. with Chris Parreira (of The Trouble) and the Pilot Rock Ramblers filling Mad River Brewery’s Tasting Room. Free! Parreira taps into

the roadweariness of a traveling musician with his tales of loneliness and sparks of joy, and the Ramblers play a mix of Celtic music, country, bluegrass, original tunes and what the band’s members refer to as “hurtin’ cheatin’ songs.” Local fisherman Pete Needham aces the dobro and is joined by Bryce Kenny on bass and vocals, local media mogul Patrick Cleary on mandolin, the sweet Irish tenor voice of Tim Harkins and Jim Adams on guitar and vocals. For more on the Folklife Fest, see the Calendar in this week’s Journal.

Girl power

Despite all the efforts of suffragettes and riot grrrls over the past century and a half, we still don’t see and hear women playing music at the same rates as men — they’re more often stuck with the cliché of being the near-naked ladies draped over clothed male musicians in promo shots and music videos, a tiresome and problematic double-standard. You can help nudge society in the right direction on Saturday night when the Alibi hosts a benefit for North Star Quest Camp for Girls. For $5, you’ll bounce around to the decidedly fun and girly beat of Eureka’s The Lost Luvs plus the garage rock of Arcata’s Shores Galore.

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Finally, jam bands remain firmly entrenched in Humboldt’s past, present and future. Therefore, a quick note about a show happening on Tuesday, July 16. PC Productions presents The Mike Dillon Band with Bloodkin — especially notable for being one of Widespread Panic’s oft-cited influences — at The Jambalaya. Things get rolling at 9 p.m., show is 21-andover.

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Submissions will be reviewed by Journal staff and narrowed to seven finalists, which will be posted to our website by 5 p.m. Monday, July 15. Readers are encouraged to vote by commenting on our blog post. These votes will be used by our staff to help decide a winner. The winning video will be announced at 7:07 p.m. Friday, July 19, giving the lucky lion plenty of time to rally up three fellow festy-lovers for an exciting four-day weekend. Videos must be no longer than 29 seconds. A URL link to your video must be emailed to by 11:59 p.m. Sunday, July 14. Please include your full name, place of residence and phone number (we won’t print your phone number). Videos can be uploaded to YouTube, Instagram, Vimeo, Vine, etc. Videos we deem offensive will be disqualified.

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Bummed you didn’t qualify for the Tour de France this year? That’s all right, there’s always next year. In the meantime, test your pedaling skills at Humboldt County’s own Tour de Loleta. The Tour of Loleta Bicycle Event includes races, tours, walks and runs ranging from 75 to 2.5 miles. Just remember, this isn’t the actual Tour de France, so leave the steroids at home.

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What would convince you to make it down to Loleta this Sunday? Three words: deep pit barbecue. Celebrate Loleta Swauger Station Day the traditional way, by burying some meat. In addition to the barbecue, there will also be a Dutch auction, music, vendors and kids activities, all at the Fireman’s Pavilion.

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Klez Encounters. 7:30 p.m. Arcata Playhouse, 1251 Ninth St. An eclectic mix of originals and traditional Klezmer music. An all-ages benefit for the Arcata Playhouse youth programs. Concessions available. Fezzes and fake mustaches optional. $5-$10 (sliding scale). Summer Concert Series. 6 p.m. C Street Market Square, Foot of C Street, Eureka. Open-air music on Eureka’s waterfront. McKenna Faith performs this week. Free. Zeltsman Marimba Fest: Due East. 8 p.m. Native American Forum - HSU, 1 Harpst St., Arcata. Faculty concert with Due East: Erin Lesser, flute, Greg Beyer, percussion; opening set by other ZMF faculty and participants. $10, $7 students and seniors.


The Siren’s Song Slam. 7:30 p.m. The Siren’s Song Tavern, 325 Second St., Eureka. Open mic and poetry slam hosted by A Reason to Listen. Arrive early to sign up. $5. 530-448-9458.


Dream Quest Drama Club. 1:30-2:30 & 4-5 p.m. Dream Quest, 100 Country Club Drive, Willow Creek. Junior class (grades 3-7) at 1:30 p.m., senior class (grades 7-12) at 4 p.m. A short performance to showcase the members’ work will be held on Aug. 8. Free. www.dreamquestwillowcreek. org. 530-629-3564. The Heir Apparent. 8 p.m. Redwood Curtain, 220 First St., Eureka. David Ives adapts Jean-Francois Regnard’s 1708 farce, wherein Eraste desperately wants to marry Isabelle, but first he needs to secure an inheritance from his miserable old uncle, Geronte. 443-7688. The Submarine Show. 8 p.m. Carlo Theatre, 131 H St., Blue Lake. Dell’Arte grads Slater Penney (Emmy winner) and Jaron Hollander (Cirque Du Soleil alum) go under the sea and into the clouds in a two-man show that promises family-friendly laughs. $12; $7 kids under 12; $20 for 1 adult and 2 kids under 12.


KEET Kids in the Garden. 10 a.m. Humboldt Botanical Gardens, College of the Redwoods, Eureka. Movies, crafts, books and activities aimed at children ages 2-8. All ages welcome. Bring a picnic to enjoy on the lawn. Free. 442-5139.


Henderson Center Farmers’ Market. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Henderson Center, Henderson near F Street, Eureka. Fresh local produce, straight from the farmer. Music from Side Kicks this week. www.humfarm. org. 441-9999. McKinleyville Thursday Farmers Market. 3:15-6:30 p.m. McKinleyville Safeway Shopping Plaza, Central Avenue. McKinleyville Farmers Market, every Thursday. Fresh local vegetables, fruit and flowers straight from the farmer. Also fresh barbecued meats and live music. Squeeze Bug plays this week.


Disaster Planning Workshop. 6-8 p.m. Arcata Community Center, 321 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway. The workshop includes a presentation on Humboldt County’s vulnerability to natural hazards, and how we can reduce the impact of hazards before they happen and recover more quickly once they do. How vulnerable to hazards are you and your home? Get information on what you can do to prepare before disaster strikes. 268-3736. Humboldt Grange 501 Potluck. Second Thursday of every month, 6:30 p.m. Humboldt Grange, 5845 Humboldt Hill Road, Eureka. Grange Women’s Auxiliary 6 p.m., pot luck 6:30 p.m., Grange meeting 7:30 p.m. 443-0045. Medicare Workshop. 4-5 p.m. Area 1 Agency on Aging, 434 Seventh St., Eureka. “Medicare Basics for Boomers.” Find out how Medicare works, when to sign up, coverage and choices. Learn about other programs that help pay costs. 444-3000. Sip and Knit. 6 p.m. NorthCoast Knittery, 320 Second St., Eureka. Join fellow knitters, crocheters, weavers, spinners and other fiber artists as they socialize and work on their current projects. 442-9276.

12 friday ART

Arts! Arcata. Second Friday of every month, 6-9 p.m. Arcata Plaza, Ninth and G streets. Art, music and more art. Downtown Arcata and surrounding area. Free.

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World Dance Party. 7:30 p.m. Redwood Raks World Dance Studio, 824 L St., Arcata. The Humboldt Folk Dancers’ all-ages event. All dance levels are welcome and you don’t need a partner! $5. 496-6734.


Zeltsman Marimba Fest Faculty Concert 5. 8 p.m. Native American Forum - HSU, 1 Harpst St., Arcata. Featuring Javier Nandayapa and Fumito Nunoya with other faculty and participants. $10, $7 students and seniors.


Poetry Reading by Claire Blotter and Pat McCutcheon. 7:30 p.m. Northtown Books, 957 H St., Arcata. Marin poet Claire Blotter and local poet Pat McCutcheon will read poetry.


The Heir Apparent. 8 p.m. Redwood Curtain, 220 First St., Eureka. See July 11 listing. The Submarine Show. 8 p.m. Carlo Theatre, 131 H St., Blue Lake. See July 11 listing.


Bikes by the Bay. Samoa Drag Strip, Lincoln Avenue and New Navy Base Road. Any event with grudge racing and fun drags can’t be all that bad, right? The Bikes by the Bay event starts off with a poker run from the Harley dealership in Eureka and winds up at the Samoa Drag Strip on the peninsula. Food and beer vendors, large bellied ruffians sporting pony tails, scantily clad cougars in leather and a builder’s bike show should round out your day.


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


Free Humboldt Bay Boat Tours. 9 a.m. Humboldt Baykeeper, 217 E St., Eureka. Humboldt Baykeeper is offering free natural history boat tours of the north Humboldt

Bay every weekend through the summer. The boat can accommodate up to five people. Make reservations one week in advance. Free. 268-8897.

13 saturday MOVIES

Flicks on the Farm. 8:30 p.m. Bayside Park Farm, 930 Old Arcata Road, Arcata. Come down to the farm for monthly Flicks on the Farm, an outdoor movie series. July’s film offering, Ratatouille, will play after sunset. Filmgoers are encouraged to arrive by 8:30 p.m., dress warmly and bring a lawn chair, blanket and a small flashlight. Hot tea and popcorn will be available for a small donation. Free. 382-8273.


Folklife Music Festival Kickoff Party. 5-9 p.m. Mad River Brewing Company, 101 Taylor Way, Blue Lake. The kickoff party features the Pilot Rock Ramblers and the Lonesome Roses. Free. Hip Hop For Hope. 9 p.m. Jambalaya, 915 H St., Arcata. Big Daddy Promotions and Never Die Music Presents: “Hip Hop For Hope.” All profits will be donated to families in Humboldt with childhood cancer. Featuring music by 2Mex, Never Die (Hiway and Chavo), Dot Smith, Black Ops, Highland CT, 2 Bit, and Max Bundles. Doors open at 9 p.m. with music at 10 p.m. 21 plus w/ID. $7 before 10 p.m. $10 at the door. Zeltsman Marimba Fest Marathon Concert. 1-5 p.m. Native American Forum - HSU, 1 Harpst St., Arcata. Festival participants play ensemble music by Carl Schimmel, Emil Handjiev, Glenn Kotche, Larry London, Ivan Trevino, Steve Reich and more, including solo performers.


The Heir Apparent. 8 p.m. Redwood Curtain, 220 First St., Eureka. See July 11 listing. Shrek Musical Preview. 1 p.m. Arcata Library, 500 Seventh St. Get a sneak peek at Shrek: the Musical before its upcoming August run at the Van Duzer. Cast members



Get Your Folk On To paraphrase Tupac, I didn’t choose the folk life, the folk life chose me. If you’re in the life, this is your week. The Folklife Festival is on, starting with the kickoff show on Saturday, July 13, at Mad River Brewery, featuring Pilot Rock Ramblers and Chris Parriera from 5-9 p.m. On Sunday, Annie and Mary Day takes over Perigot Park in Blue Lake with puppets, a costumed parade and the stringed throw-down that is the Fiddle Fest. Carbo load at the grange breakfast to prepare for Timber Ridge Boys, the Bret Harte Breakers, Patronus, Guilty Apple and local favorite The Trouble. The Carlo brings the folk night after night during the festival ($10, $8 Folklife Society members) starting with Songwriters’ Night on Monday. It’s a lineup of lyricists including up-andcoming Nevada native Caitlin Jemma. And you know, it’s not all broken hearts and dust bowls — folk can be funny, too. The “Humor Me!” musical comedy night on Tuesday from 7:30 p.m. should clear that up with the colorful ladies of the Brendas, as well as local heroes Jackie Dandeneau, Joel Sonenshein and Jeff DeMark. The Dell’Arte Amphitheater goes country on Wednesday at 6 p.m. with a down-home roster

perform songs from the show, followed by storytelling and crafts for the whole family. Free. The Submarine Show. 8 p.m. Carlo Theatre, 131 H St., Blue Lake. See July 11 listing.


Living History. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Clarke Historical Museum, Third and E streets, Eureka. Activities include storytelling of settler and Native American life and traditional Native American drawing. Orick Rodeo. Orick Rodeo Grounds, Highway 101. Bull riding, bare-back riding, team roping, barrel racing and quilting will be just some of the events at this year’s rodeo in Orick. Children — at least 4 years old and under 60 pounds — even have an opportunity to ride sheep! Hot dang! Speaking of hot dang, barbecue grills and food vendors will help you maintain your stamina, whether you’re on the sidelines or getting kicked off a bull. 488-2885. Redwoodstock!. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Carson Park, H and Bhune streets, Eureka. All ages are welcome to attend this family-friendly event. Games, pie contest and music! It’s “Woodstock” themed, so come dressed to impress! Free. 676-3774.


of bands. Among them are twangy fellas Rooster McClintock and winners of the Journal’s Best Band award, Huckleberry Flint. Bluegrass Night is up next on Thursday in the amphitheater at 6 p.m. with banjos, fiddles and jugs. Cory Goldman and Colin Vance will be picking and harmonizing, along with the No Good Redwood Ramblers and the Compost Mountain Boys. Come Friday, swing your partner over to the Arcata Veteran’s Hall for the barn dance at 7:30 p.m. ($7, $6 members). The Striped Pig Stringband will be playing for the crowd. Finally, the All Day Festival tops it off on Saturday, July 20, with nine bands on the amphitheater and another nine on the street stage. Dang. La Patinas and the rowdy Gunsafe will be inside along with Twango Macallan, which was cut short by rain last year. Outside, newcomers Sunshine N’ Yellabird, Lolonis and Groomin’ Charlie take the stage along with Lindsey Battle, whose new CD All Ways in a Good Way just came out. It’s quite a week, folks. Every day I’m fiddlin’. For the full schedule, check out the Humboldt Folklife Society homepage at — Jennifer Fumiko Cahill

Girls Scouts “Green by Nature.” 10 a.m.-11:30 p.m. Jefferson Community Center, 1000 B St., Eureka. Environmental program led by Girl Scout staff including stories, bingo and other games. Open to Girl Scouts and girls who have never participated in scouts. Come learn more about the Girl Scouts and how you can join. Free.


Arcata Farmers’ Market. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Arcata Plaza, Ninth and G streets. Locavores’ delight: fresh vegetables and fruit from local producers, food vendors, plant starts, flowers, live music every week at 10 a.m. The RoadMasters play this weekend. Free. humfarm. org. 441-9999.


Volunteer Restoration Work Day. Second Saturday of every month, 9 a.m. Patrick’s Point State Park, 4150 Patrick’s Point Drive, Trinidad. California State Parks invites the public to a restoration work day at the park. Free. 677-3109.


Arcata Marsh Tour. 2 p.m. Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary Interpretive Center. Meet a trained guide at the Interpretive Center for a 90-minute walk focusing

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continued from previous page on the ecology of the marsh. Free. 826-2359. Audubon Society Arcata Marsh Tour. 8:30 a.m. Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary Interpretive Center. Redwood Region Audubon Society is sponsoring a free public field trip. Bring your binoculars and have a great morning birding! Meet leader Joe Ceriani in the parking lot at the end of South I Street (Klopp Lake) in Arcata, rain or shine. Trip ends around 11 a.m. Friends of the Dunes Restoration. 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Humboldt Coastal Nature Center, 220 Stamps Lane, Manila. Help restore the Friends of the Dunes property. Tools and gloves provided, bring water and wear work clothes. Free. 444-1397. Nature Story Time. Humboldt Coastal Nature Center, 220 Stamps Lane, Manila. Story and craft project led by a Friends of the Dunes naturalist. Geared toward ages 3-6. Please RSVP. Free. 444-1397. Walk with a Doc, Garberville. 11 a.m. Southern Humboldt Community Park, Garberville, Garberville. Health talk with a local physician followed by a 2.5-3-mile walk. Free. 442-2367.

14 sunday ART

Trinidad Artists’ Market. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Murphy’s Market parking lot, Main and View avenues, Trinidad. Art and crafts from local artisans, live music and barbecue. 834-8720.


Movie in the Park: Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. Perigot Park, 312 South Railroad Ave., Blue Lake. Movie starts at sundown. Family friendly event: No smoking, no alcohol, no dogs. Bring blankets and short chairs for comfort. Concessions will be available for purchase. Kids 11 and under free. $1 ages 12 and up.


Bayside Grange Music Project. 5-9 p.m. Bayside Grange, 2297 Jacoby Creek Road. From 5-7 p.m. anyone playing any instrument with any ability is invited; 7-9 p.m. people with wind instruments for Bandemonium. Donations. www.relevantmusic. org/Bayside. 442-0156.


The Submarine Show. 4 p.m. Carlo Theatre, 131 H St., Blue Lake. See July 11 listing.


Annie and Mary Day and the Blue Lake Pageant. 7 a.m.-4 p.m. Perigot Park, 312 South Railroad Ave., Blue Lake. Get fed some pancakes, make a mask and then trot about Blue Lake with a hundred other crazies, dancers, musicians, giant puppets, etc. The point: try to create a spirit of energy and creativity. Read costume melee. All that and a fiddle fest to wash it down with. Humboldt bliss at its finest. 668-5567. Loleta Swauger Station Day. 11 a.m. Loleta Fireman’s Pavilion, Old Loleta Road. Loleta’s annual deep pit barbecue tradition hosted by the Loleta Community Chamber. Music, vendors, Dutch auction and activities for children. $12 adults, $6 children under 10. 498-0450. Orick Rodeo. Orick Rodeo Grounds, Highway 101. See July 13 listing.


Open Garden. 1 p.m. Fickle Hill Old Rose Nursery, 282 Fickle Hill Road, Arcata. Stop and smell the roses. On-site parking for those with limited mobility. Free. 826-0708.

Audubon Bird Tour. 9 a.m. Humboldt Bay National Wildlife Refuge, 1020 Ranch Road, Loleta. Learn about local birds on a two- to three-hour walk through their habitat. Meet up at the visitor’s center. Beginners welcome. Free. 267-4055. Guided Nature Walk. Second Sunday of every month, 9 a.m. Richard J. Guadagno Visitor Center, Humboldt Bay National Wildlife Refuge, 1020 Ranch Road, Loleta. This free, two-mile walk is open to the public and is a great way to familiarize yourself with the flora and fauna of HumCo. Binoculars are available at the visitor’s center. Free. 733-5406. Tour of Loleta Bicycle Event. 7 a.m. Loleta Fireman’s Pavilion, Old Loleta Road. A variety of rides, races, and routes to choose from, from a 2.5-mile run/walk to an 8-mile farm tour to a 75-mile race. All races, tours and run/walks start and finish on Loleta Drive between the elementary school and the fire station. 498-6348.


Sandlot Baseball. 1 p.m. Sandlot league that’s been around for seven or eight years in Arcata — all skill levels — open invite hardball. Games are every Sunday on the field behind the CHP station in Arcata. 18-plus. Bring glove. 497-9594.


Redwood Coast Scrabble Club. 1-5 p.m. Arcata Community Center, 321 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway. Scrabble. Nothing more, nothing less. 677-9242.




Friendship Circle Dance. 7-10 p.m. Moose Lodge, 4328 Campton Road, Eureka. Dancing for people in their 50s and older, with live music featuring tunes from the 1930s-50s. $4. 725-5323.


Humboldt Folklife Festival: Songwriter’s Night. 7:30 p.m. Dell’Arte, 131 H St., Blue Lake. Songwriter’s Night features Caitlin Jemma, Chuck Johnson, Greg Gould and

Alya. $10, members $8.


Fortuna Rodeo Week. Fortuna Rodeo Grounds, Main Street. A little bit cowboy and a little bit Humboldt, the Fortuna Rodeo is a weeklong jaunt into the world of big belt buckles, clowns antagonizing bulls, and dudes — like dude ranch, not surfer dude — getting tossed by teed-off four-legged mammals. Dust, blood, beer, music and chili have already made reservations to be there. 725-3959.


Brain Disorder Support Group. 6-7 p.m. Fortuna United Methodist Church, 922 N St. Support group for those with a friend or family member with a serious brain disorder such as bipolar, schizo-affective disorder, schizophrenia, OCD, PTSD, etc. Free. 725-8853. Humboldt Bay Bicycle Commuters Meeting. 6 p.m. Carmela’s Mexican Restaurant, 1288 G St., Arcata. Kim Floyd of CalTrans will talk about the Eureka-Arcata Corridor Project. 445-1097.


Tennis Lessons. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Veteran’s Park, Gower Lane, Willow Creek. The Trinity River Tennis Club hosts free tennis lessons every Monday in July. Water and healthy snacks provided. Drop-ins welcome. 530629-3084.

16 tuesday MOVIES

Based on the Book Film Series — Blu Tuesdays: Scarlet Street. 6:30 p.m. Humboldt County Library, 1313 Third St., Eureka. The library’s classic film series continues in July with “Blu Tuesdays” — classic films on Blu-ray in full 1080p High Definition. The second entry in the four-film series is Fritz Lang’s classic film noir Scarlet Street, starring Edward G. Robinson. Hosted by Jan Ostrom. Free. 269-1962.





Fortuna Rodeo Week. Fortuna Rodeo Grounds, Main Street. See July 15 listing.


Eureka Farmer’s Market. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Old Town Gazebo, Second and F streets, Eureka. Fresh, local produce direct from the farmer. Free. 441-9999. Fortuna Farmers’ Market. 3-6 p.m. Fortuna Farmers’ Market, 10th and Main streets. Fresh, local produce, meats and cheeses. Miranda Farmers’ Market. 2-5 p.m. Miranda Gardens Resort, 6766 Avenue of the Giants. Farm-fresh produce, etc. 672-5224. Shelter Cove Farmers’ Market. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Downtown Shelter Cove, Machi Road. Local farm-fresh produce, meats, cheeses, baked goods and other specialty foods. 672-5224.


Humboldt Cribbage Club. 6:15 p.m. Moose Lodge, 4328 Campton Road, Eureka. Play some cards. $7. 444-3161.

17 wednesday MUSIC

Humboldt Folklife Festival: Country Night. 6 p.m. Dell’Arte, 131 H St., Blue Lake. Featuring Plumb Uglies, The Delta Nationals, Rooster McClintock and Huckleberry Flint. $10, members $8. folk@humboldtfolklife. org.


Fish Story When a great white shark bit Scott Stephens in the waters near the North Jetty last October, he punched the beastie to get away (“Details Emerge about Gruesome Shark Attack,” Oct. 30, 2012). Maybe you heard about it? It was like a movie. And now it is a movie. Local Filmmakers Night presents Great White Encounter on Thursday, July 18 at 6:30 p.m. (film starts at 7 p.m.) in the Eureka High School Lecture Hall. Five dollars at the door benefits Access Humboldt. Filmmakers Jennifer Bell, Ted Okell, Michael McClimon and Robert Stoneman put together photos, interviewed witnesses from the beach and hospital and shot some Go Pro footage (those little

Humboldt Folklife Festival: A Night of Musical Comedy. 7:30 p.m. Dell’Arte, 131 H St., Blue Lake. Hosted by Jackie Dandeneau. With artists The Brendas, Jackie Dandeneau, Joe Sonenshein, Jeff DeMark and Brian Hennesy. $10, members $8. Ukulele Play and Sing Group. 1:30 p.m. Humboldt Senior Resource Center, 1910 California St., Eureka. All genres of music, from “Greensleeves” to “Kansas City,” “Cupid” to “El Paso.” If you can carry a tune and play a stringed instrument, come party! Free. Donations appreciated.

cameras snowboarders are always using) to piece together this 40-minute documentary on the attack and Stephens’ rescue. The film details how Stephens coasted back to shore on his surfboard after a shark took a Cookie Monster-like bite out of it, and how Stephens was whisked by fellow surfers to the hospital, where doctors stitched him back together. The screening is part of a series put on by Access Humboldt, Film Humboldt and the Eureka High School Media Club. Hang around after the credits roll; the filmmakers will be in the house for a question-and-answer session. After that, wait at least 30 minutes before going in the water. — Jennifer Fumiko Cahill

Fortuna Rodeo Week. Fortuna Rodeo Grounds, Main Street. See July 15 listing.


Free Produce in Fortuna. Every third Wednesday, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Fortuna Community Services, 2331 Rohnerville Road. Food for People distributes fresh fruits and vegetables to income eligible folks and offers info about the CalFresh program. Free. 445-3166.


Dow’s Prairie Grange Monthly Meeting. Third Wednesday of every month, 6 p.m. Dow’s Prairie Grange, 3995 Dows Prairie Road, McKinleyville. Get involved in your community Grange. www. 840-0100. Makers/Arduino/Pi Initial Meeting. 6 p.m. North Coast Co-op, Arcata, 811 I St. Come join folks who are interested in using the tiny new computers to interact with the physical world. This is an informal get-together. Ask customer service where we are. Free. mjtrac@gmail. com. 496 0071.


Dream Group. Every other Wednesday, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Old Town Gazebo, F and Second streets, Eureka. Meet to discuss dreams and their meaning. Free.

18 thursday Movies

Local Film Makers Night: Great White Encounter. 7 p.m. Eureka High School, 1915 J St. This documentary recounts the events of Oct. 30, 2012, when Humboldt surfer Scott Stephens was attacked by a great white shark. It is the story of the surfers who were there that day and how their quick thinking, action and collaboration saved Stephens’ life. Held in lecture hall next to the gymnasium. $5. 476-1798.


Humboldt Folklife Festival: Bluegrass Night. 6 p.m. Dell’Arte, 131 H St., Blue Lake. Featuring Cory Goldman and Colin Vance, Raising Grain and the No Good Redwood Ramblers. $10, members $8. Northwest String Summit. Horning’s Hideout, 21277 NW Brunswick Canyon Road. Call For Details. Yonder Mountain String Band hosts the 12th annual event with Leftover Salmon, Keller and The Keels, David Grisman Bluegrass Experience, Greensky Bluegrass, Black Prairie (featuring members of The Decemberists), Danny Barnes, Darol Anger, Deadly Gentlemen, Head for the Hills, Larry & Jenny: The Keels, Poor Man’s Whiskey performing Dark Side of the Moonshine with guest artist Allie Kral of Cornmeal, Milkdrive, Polecat, Brothers Comatose, Iron Horse - Pickin’ On Modest Mouse, The Congress and Pimps of Joytime. $135-$195. www. Summer Concert Series. 6 p.m. C Street Market Square, Foot of C Street, Eureka. See July 11 listing.


Dream Quest Drama Club. 1:30-2:30 & 4-5 p.m. Dream Quest, 100 Country Club Drive, Willow Creek. See July 11 listing. The Heir Apparent. 8 p.m. Redwood Curtain, 220 First St., Eureka. See July 11 listing. Magic Show. 6 p.m. Garberville Theater, 766 Redwood St. Sanctuary Forest presents Brad Barton, Reality Thief. Doors at 6 p.m., with beer, wine, cocktails, Asian appetizers and cupcakes for sale. Show starts at 7 p.m. Recommended for ages 10 and up. $15. The Spitfire Grill at Ferndale Rep’s Stage Two. 7:30 p.m. Ferndale Repertory Theater, 447 Main St. A musical about a woman’s journey to find herself following her release from prison. $25. 786-5483. Victor/Victoria. 8 p.m. Ferndale Repertory Theater, 447 Main St. A penniless soprano, named Victoria, colludes with a struggling gay impresario to disguise herself as a man named Victor, who entertains as a

female impersonator known as “Victoria” — and as a result becomes the toast of Paris. Complications arise when a Chicago mobster sees the act and finds himself attracted to the star. $18, $16 seniors/students. brad@ 786-5483.

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Fortuna Rodeo Week. Fortuna Rodeo Grounds, Main Street. See July 15 listing.


Henderson Center Farmers’ Market. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Henderson Center, Henderson near F Street, Eureka. See July 11 listing. McKinleyville Thursday Farmers Market. 3:15-6:30 p.m. McKinleyville Safeway Shopping Plaza, Central Avenue. See July 11 listing. The People’s Market. Third Thursday of every month, 12-2 p.m. Food for People, 307 W. 14th St., Eureka. Food for People free farmers’ market-style produce distribution for income eligible folks. Free fruits and vegetables, live music, information about CalFresh. Free. 445-3166.


Audubon Conservation Meeting. noon. Golden Harvest Café Arcata, 1062 G St. Monthly meeting to discuss environmental conservation. Free. www.goldenharvestcafe. com. 442-9353.


Sip and Knit. 6 p.m. NorthCoast Knittery, 320 Second St., Eureka. See July 11 listing.

Heads Up…

Love music? The Humboldt Folklife Society wants your help. It’s looking for volunteers to help out with Annie and Mary Day on July 14 and with the All Day Free Festival on July 20, both part of the Folklife Festival in Blue Lake. It could also use a hand at the Buddy Brown Blues Festival on Aug. 3. For more information contact Be a Mateel Festival Volunteer. The Mateel is looking for volunteers to help with Reggae on the River. There are many different positions needed to be filled by people like you. Contact volunteer coordinator Michele Wood at 923-3368x32 or The Arcata City Council is looking for volunteers from the community to serve on the Historic and Design Review Commission, the Historic Landmarks Committee and the Energy Committee. Commission and committee members contribute their time and expertise to advise the Council and staff on different areas of the City’s work.Applications for all vacancies will be accepted until 5 p.m. on Friday, July 12, 2013. l

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Film times reflect the most current listings as of Tuesday afternoon. As schedules at individual theaters sometimes change, we recommend calling ahead to avoid any inconvenience.

Broadway Cinema

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

Despicable Me 2

Fri-Tue: (11:55a.m., 12:35, 3:15), 5:05, 5:50, 8:25

Despicable Me 2 3D

Fri-Tue: (2:30), 7:40

Grown Ups 2 Fri-Tue: (12:30, 1:50, 3:05, 4:30), 5:40, 7:05, 8:15, 9:40 The Heat The Lone Ranger

Fri-Tue: (12:50, 3:40), 6:30, 9:20 Fri-Tue: (12:45, 2, 4:15), 5:25, 7:50, 8:50

Man of Steel

Fri-Tue: (2:55), 6:05

Monsters University

Fri-Tue: (12:10, 2:45), 5:30, 8:10

Pacific Rim

Fri-Tue: (1:35, 3, 4:40), 6, 9

Pacific Rim 3D

Fri-Tue: (12), 7:45

White House Down

Fri-Tue: (12:05), 9:10

World War Z

Fri-Tue: (1, 3:50), 6:40, 9:30

Mill Creek Cinema

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

Despicable Me 2 Fri-Tue: (12:20, 12:40, 2:55, 3:15), 5:35, 5:50, 8:10 Despicable Me 2 3D

Fri-Tue: 8:25

Grown Ups 2

Fri-Tue: (12:55, 3:30), 6:10, 8:50

The Heat

Fri-Tue: (12:50, 3:40), 6:25, 9:10


The Lone Ranger

Fri-Tue: (1:50), 5:15, 8:40

Man of Steel

Fri-Tue: (1:35, 4:55), 8:20

Pacific Rim

Fri-Tue: (3), 9

Pacific Rim 3D

Fri-Tue: (12), 6

World War Z

Fri-Tue: (1:05, 3:50), 6:35, 9:20

Minor Theatre

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

Despicable Me 2

Fri: (3:30), 6, 8:30; Sat-Sun: (1, 3:30), 6, 8:30; Mon-Thu: (3:30), 6, 8:30

Grown Ups 2 Fri: (4:10), 6:40, 9:10; Sat-Sun: (1:45, 4:10), 6:40, 9:10; Mon-Thu: (4:10), 6:40, 9:10 The Lone Ranger

Fri: (4:55), 8:15; Sat-Sun: (1:35, 4:55), 8:15; Mon-Thu: (4:55), 8:15

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

Despicable Me 2

Fri-Thu: (2:25, 4:45), 7, 9:20

Despicable Me 2 3D Grown Ups 2 The Heat The Lone Ranger

What Happened to You, Johnny Depp? Another big-budget disappointment from the once-unpredictable heartthrob By John J. Bennett


THE LONE RANGER. Johnny Depp used to be one of the most charming and versatile actors in Hollywood. Nowadays he’ll occasionally show up in something interesting (Public Enemies, The Rum Diary). But even these late-period highlights demanded little more than his rakish charm and tried-and-true oddball swagger. Instead of stretching his range he’s tied his fortunes to directors Tim Burton and Gore Verbinski. The former partnership produced a couple of lasting, distinctive, dare I say classic movies in the 1990s, but their shared output has since become a case study in diminishing returns. With

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Monsters University

Fri-Thu: (1:20, 4:15)

Pacific Rim

Fri-Thu: (3:40), 6:55

Pacific Rim 3D

Fri-Thu: (12:20), 9:45

World War Z

Fri-Thu: 6:50, 9:50


Tue: 10

Thurs July 11 - Ocean Night ft. Rock The Boat (2011) & More Doors at 6:30 p.m., $3, All ages Sun July 14 - Toy Story 2 (1999) Doors at 5:30 p.m., $5, Rated PG Wed July 17 - Sci Fi Night ft. The Horrors of Spider Island (1967) Doors at 6 p.m., All ages, Free Fri July 19 - Side by Side (2012) Doors at 7:30 p.m., $5, Not rated Sun July 21 - Free Willy (1993) Doors at 5:30 p.m., $5, Rated PG

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

Man of Steel

Fri-Tue: 7:30; Wed: 6:30 • 822-1220 • 1036 G St.

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Verbinski, it appears that Depp has decided to forgo acting altogether in favor of caricature and gigantic paychecks. Their Pirates of the Caribbean movies (the first three in the franchise) were a profit landslide, even if each was bigger, louder and harder to watch than the last. (Number five is in the works.) More recently they reteamed to make Rango (2011), which I found unpleasant, derivative and not very funny. Most everybody else disagreed, apparently: It made a tidy fortune at the box office and then somehow won the Oscar for best animated feature. The Lone Ranger, their latest collaboration, stumbles out of the gate and never recovers. While not entirely without positive attributes, it cranks up the stuff I didn’t like about Rango to an excruciating level, and sustains it almost interminably. Armie Hammer plays our protagonist as a bumbling do-right buffoon, and his transition into accidental hero feels implausible and forced. Depp’s portrayal of Tonto (which some have called racist) isn’t particularly fresh or revelatory. In fact, it borrows liberally from his early physical comedy roles. That said, Depp remains compulsively watchable, and he carries the whole noisy, unpleasant affair squarely on his shoulders. Whenever the narrative shifts away from Tonto, or even when he moves out of frame, the level of watch-

ability dips dangerously. As with Pirates, the scale and quality of the production design are hard to knock. There are wide, sweeping shots aplenty, filled with impeccable Old West sets and costumes. The stunt players and horsemen really get to showcase their skills. The supporting cast, especially William Fichtner, Helena Bonham Carter and Barry Pepper, give fun, appropriately outsize performances. But the high level of design and detail serves a dubious purpose. The Old West, as Verbinski imagines it, is a filthy, violent nightmare filled with coarse grotesques. Life is devalued currency, with death doled out indiscriminately. Yet this is a family movie, so the repercussions of that violence are never addressed. The body count just keeps rising without even a nod to what it really means, or how horrible it really is. Apologists will likely call Verbinski’s style visual “homage,” but to me it looks more like wholesale thievery. As in Rango, he cops immediately recognizable motifs and even specific shots from too many classic Westerns to list here. Maybe most grievous and unpleasant of these thefts is the framing story, wherein Depp wears old-age makeup and tells his story to a kid in a Lone Ranger costume. There are moments of attractiveness, humor and excitement scattered throughout The Lone Ranger, but against its bloated 2 1/2-hour running time they can only do so much. And they certainly can’t make up for the nasty, predictable narrative in this cacophonous disarray of a movie. PG13. 149m. DESPICABLE ME 2. Right out front I’ll admit that I never saw Despicable Me. Despite that handicap, I truly enjoyed the sequel. The story reconnects us with Gru (Steve Carell), a reformed super-villain and adoptive father of three girls. He’s no longer committed to wreaking global havoc, having settled into a life of domestic bliss. But in no time he’s enlisted by the Anti-Villain League as their own Hannibal Lecter: They’ll use a criminal mastermind to capture a criminal mastermind. This sets off a whirlwind adventure that reaches back into Gru’s distant past and sparks a potential romance with AVL operative Lucy (Kristen Wiig). DM2 has a distinctive, pretty visual style, compelling vocal performances and a quick-paced, clever plot. Perhaps most importantly, the comedy here works for kids and adults. Not every joke lands, but that’s easily forgiven because the filmmakers don’t take the “winking at the parents” shortcut to humor. Instead, the writers focused on delivering solid jokes that don’t rely on age bias or dark sarcasm. They’re just genuinely funny and produce a movie that everybody in the family can enjoy on the same level. PG. 98m. — John J. Bennett



PACIFIC RIM. This homage/update to Godzilla-style monster movies comes from visionary Mexican director Guillermo del Toro (Pan’s Labyrinth) and stars Idris Elba (Stringer Bell on “The Wire”). In other words, sign me up! When legions of giant creatures emerge from the ocean and start some shit, humanity builds giant robots to fight them. My inner child is giddy at the prospect. PG13. 131m. GROWN UPS 2. Dennis Dugan is one of America’s most consistent filmmakers — consistently shitty, that is. His directing resume includes 14 films, starting with 1990’s Problem Child (which earned an abysmal 4 percent rating on and continuing through 2011’s Jack & Jill (even more reviled at 3 percent). Grown Ups, the lowbrow 2011 comedy starring Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Chris Rock and David Spade, was also crap, but it made loads of money. Hence: sequel. Sigh. PG13. 101m. TURBO. Opening next Wednesday, with a preview screening in Fortuna Tuesday night, the latest from Dreamworks Animation imagines a garden snail who longs to be fast. Voice talent from Ryan Reynolds, Paul Giamatti and Michael Peña. PG. This month’s Ocean Night at the Arcata Theatre Lounge offers a double feature: environmental action doc Rock the Boat, which follows activists down the concrete-captured L.A. River, and surf flick The Heart & the Sea, which follows surfers on waves. 6:30 p.m. At 6 p.m. Sunday, Woody and Buzz are back in Toy Story 2 (1999). G. 92m. And next Wednesday’s feature for Sci-Fi Pint and Pizza Night is the 1967 German-Yugoslav creeper The Horrors of Spider Island. Doors at 6 p.m.


THE HEAT. Sandra Bullock, as an overachieving FBI agent, and Melissa McCarthy, as a brash, foul-mouthed Boston cop, fight crime in this comedy from the director of Bridesmaids. R. 117m. MAN OF STEEL. Did the world need another Superman reboot? Probably not. And definitely not one so abrasive and dull. PG13. 140m. MONSTERS UNIVERSITY. Pixar’s prequel to Monsters, Inc. finds Mike (Billy Crystal) and Sulley (John Goodman) in scare school. G. 104m. WHITE HOUSE DOWN. Channing Tatum does his John McClane impression as a Capitol cop out to rescue the president (Jamie Foxx) from armed nogoodniks. PG13. 131m. WORLD WAR Z. The global zombie outbreak forgot about one thing: Brad freakin’ Pitt. PG13. 116m. — Ryan Burns ●

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Arts & Crafts

BEGINNING BOTANICAL DRAWING. With Carol Telesky, Sat’s, July 13−Aug 10 & August 24, 10 a.m.−12 p.m. Workshop focuses on learning to observe & draw plants accurately. Students will learn about pencil techniques & how to use different hard & soft pencils as well as pen & ink medium. Final projects will be developed into detailed renderings, will also study compositional layouts. Some art supplies provided, some must be purchased. 6 classes. $10 members/$30 non− members for the series. Held at Humboldt Botan− ical Garden. For more info. call (707) 442−5139, (AC−0711) FUSED GLASS JEWELRY FOR BEGINNERS. 2−day workshop you will learn how to make your own pendants and earrings. With the use of color and dicrohic glass, mosaic butterflies, and decals, Joele Williams will guide you through the process of cutting, drilling, and assembling your creations. Materials included. Tues. & Thurs. July 30, & Aug 1, 5:30 −7:30,,p.m., $45 / $30 members. 520 South G Street, Arcata, (707) 826−1445. (AC−0725) FUSED GLASS JEWELRY FOR INTERMEDIATES. Learn advanced techniques to bring your fused glass jewelry to the next level. Learn to hand etch dicrohic glass with various design elements. Create pendants and earrings then learn to wire wrap and make your own bails and earring hooks. Materials included $65 / $50 members. Sat. Aug. 3 & Aug 10, 10 a.m−noon. 520 South G Street, Arcata, (707) 826 −1445. (AC−0725) SEWING CLASSES FROM BASICS, TO PATTERN DRAFTING, TO CORSETS Choose classes from Basics to Tees, Skirts, Corsets, Draping, Pattern Drafting. Full schedule online. Contact us Today! (707) 442−2646., (AC−0718)

with Savannah Smith

HANDBUILDING FOR ADVANCED BEGINNERS & INTERMEDIATES. $90. Thurs.s, 10 a.m.−Noon, (5 weeks), Aug. 1−29. With Otamay Hushing. Join us for fun with handbuilding clay projects. Bring your own ideas or try out some new ones. Flexible format to encourage your creativity. Previous clay experience required. Fire Arts Center, 520 South G St., Arcata. (707) 826−1445, (AC−0725)

Saturday July 13th 10:30 am

MORRIS GRAVES MUSEUM OF ART. Week−long workshops for teens & adults. Sculpture, Altered Books, Mosaics, Mask Making. 636 F Street, Eureka. (707)442−0278. (AC−0711)

Space is limited. Call 839-1571x5 to reserve your spot!

PART SHEETS. Glass−fusing workshop will intro− duce participants to the use of stringers, frit, and powder to create small sheets of interesting glass to incorporate into larger works of art. Part sheets will add interesting design elements to your work and stimulate your creativity. $60 / $40 members (materials fees $15 and up). July 15, Mon 10 a.m− 1p.m. 520 South G Street, Arcata, (707) 826−1445. (AC−07) PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER: DESIGNING W/ PART SHEETS, ART GLASS, AND IMAGERY. A follow up to surface design and Part Sheets work− shops, and will focus on incorporating previously made art glass into distinctive and dynamic fused work. Intermediate class that requires background in glass fusing. $60 / $40 members (materials cost depends on size of project made), Thurs. July 17, 10 a.m−1 p.m. 520 South G Street, Arcata, (707) 826− 1445. (AC−0711)


HAVE YOU EVER EXPERIENCED "TOXIC FAITH" A situation in which someone took religion too far? Share your story at Lifetree Café! Sun. July 21, 7 p.m. Lifetree Café is located on the corner of Union and 13th St., Arcata. (CMM−0718) HAVE YOU EVER SEEN A UFO OR ANOTHER SIGN OF ALIENS? Come share your story at Lifetree Café! Sun. July 14, 7 p.m. Lifetree Café is located on the corner of Union and 13th St., Arcata. (CMM− 0711) WE WILL BE DISCUSSING MENTAL ILLNESS AT LIFETREE CAFÉ. If you have experienced this tough topic we would love for you to come share your story with us! Sun., July 28, 7 p.m. Lifetree Café is located on the corner of Union and 13th St., Arcata. (CMM−0725)

Bring an old boot or shoe and we’ll make it into a planter

$5 includes plant and soil

1828 Central Ave. • McKinleyville Mon.-Sat. 8:30 to 5:30 • Sun. 10 to 4 (Nursery Only)

3 Workshops with Master Knitter Lily Chin Sat, Sept 14 & Sun, Sept 15 • Reversible Cables (9/14, 9am -Noon) Learn which stitches, yarns, and needles are ideal for reversible cables,and how to chart them. Make scarves, shawls, afghans where both sides look great! • Alternative Closures (9/14, 2-5 pm) Learn several stylish alternatives beyond buttons and buttonholes for closing up garments. Learn trick and hints and what to avoid. • Reversible Color Knitting (9/15, 11 am-6 pm) Colorwork techniques that make both sides lovely. Covered will be double-knitting, pinstriped brioche or tuck, and several knitpurl combinations.

Call 707.442.9276 for details or NorthCoast KNittery 320 2nd St. between D&E, Eureka Space is Limited!

2013 Trillium

Dance Studios



BEGINNING STEEL DRUM. Mon. evenings July 1−29, 7−8 p.m., Pan Arts Network, 1049 Samoa Blvd., Suite C. $50, (707) 407−8998, info@panarts (DMT−0725) DANCE WITH DEBBIE BALLROOM WORKSHOP. 2hr. workshop/ $12 per person in Swing, Latin, Hustle, Arm styling, Dips & Fancy Endings, and More! call (707) 464−3638 or Check calendar at (DMT−0822) continued on next page

Dance Camp Week 1: July 29 - Aug. 2 Week 2: Aug. 5 - Aug. 9 Ballet, Pointe, Latin, Modern, Jazz, Pilates, Choreography Workshop/wk. culminating in a performance!

Erin McKeever & Guest Instructors All levels, ages 4 & up • $8 reg. fee plus camp tuition • Drop-ins welcome

Alliance Studio, 1925 Alliance Rd., Arcata Common Ground Community Center,

Westwood Shopping Center, Alliance Rd., Arcata

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continued from previous page HULA FOR HEALTH! drop−in community activity is for ANYONE & will focus on the fluid movements used by Hawaiians for centuries. Hula is the folk dance of the Hawaiian Islands & expresses joy & passion while moving the body. Most Sat’s in Arts & Crafts room at Arcata Community Center , 9− 11ish. $3. Drop−in fee for adults For information: Tina (808) 348−1928 or DeAnna (707) 839−2816. (DMT−0808)

NORTH COAST SELF DEFENSE. Come learn your choice of Gracie Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Muay Thai Tech− niques, 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)

MOVIE IN THE PARK. Blue Lake Parks & Recre− ation. Join us for a movie in Perigot Park under the stars on Sun., July 14 at sundown ! Featured movie is Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. Free to All ages. Family friendly event: no smoking, no alcohol, no dogs. Bring blankets and short chairs for comfort. Concessions will be available for purchase. Information, call Kara Newman, 668− 5932. (DMT−0711)

PILATES FOR GARDENERS & FRIENDS OF GARDENERS. With Sharon Vollmers,Sat. July 13, 10− 11 a.m. Bending, lifting, pulling & digging are really hard on the back. Pilates for Gardeners provides simple exercises to strengthen lower back & hip muscles & then stabilize them in the correct posi− tion. Increase your strength, flexibility, posture & mental awareness. Designed for gardeners and includes a take home sheet of exercises. Bring a towel, blanket or mat and water. Class will be held on the lawn. FREE to members/$10 non−members. Sponsored by Arcata Core Pilates Studio. At Humboldt Botanical Garden. For more info. call (707) 442−5139, (F−0711)

MUSIC LESSONS. Piano, Guitar, Voice, Flute, etc. Piano tuning, Instrument repair. Digital multi−track recording. (707) 476−9239. (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) THE HUMBOLDT UKULELE GROUP. gathers once or twice a month in Arcata. We play all kinds of music. We use a word/chord format that anyone can learn. Beginners are welcome.3rd Thursday at Arcata Community Center 5:30ish to 7:30ish ($3.00 per person) Over 400 songs (707) 839−2816 (DMT−0801) 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)


AIKIDO. Aikido is a beautiful, powerful, yet non− aggressive martial art that provides an effective method for developing our human potential. You will gain center, balance, coordination, flexibility, self−confidence and fluidity as well as insight into deeper meaning in your life. Beginning enrollment is ongoing for both kids and adults! Come observe anytime. The dojo entrance is off the F St. parking lot behind the Arcata Plaza. Adult class every weeknight 6 p.m.; kids Mon, Wed. 4 p.m.,, 826−9395.(F−1226) 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) 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) 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−1226)


READY WITH REEDY FITNESS BOOTCAMP. 1 HOUR SESSIONS! STARTING 7/22 at Hiller Park in McKin− leyville ! AntReedy20, (707) 362−5402, (F0711) 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− 1226) YOGA FOR GARDENERS & FRIENDS OF GARDENERS. With Patricia Starr, Wed., July 24, 10− 11 a.m. Follow a yoga workout to help increase your strength, flexibility, posture & mental awareness. Routine will be specially designed for gardeners & include a take home sheet of exercises. Bring a towel, blanket or mat & water, held on the lawn at Humboldt Botanical Garden. FREE to members/$10 non−members, sponsored by NorthStar Yoga Center www.northstar− For more info. call (707) 442−5139, (F−0718) 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. & Thurs. at Bayside Grange 6−7 p.m., 2297 Jacoby Creek Rd. $6/ $4 Grange members. Every Tues. & Thurs Vector Pool, Aqua Zumba 9:15 a.m. (3289 Edgewood Rd, Eureka). Every Tue. at Trinidad Town Hall 12 p.m.& every Thur. at Eureka Vets Hall 12 p.m. Marla Joy (707) 845−4307. (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)

Kids & Teens

13TH ANNUAL MOONSTONE BEACH SURFCAMP. Have fun while Safely Learning to Surf and improve all ocean skills. Includes Jr. Lifesaving. Licensed & Insured, male/female instructors. Ages 8+. $195/ week. Sessions: July 22−26, Aug 5−9. (707) 822−5099 or (K−0718)

2013 DREAM QUEST YOUTH BALLET SUMMER MINI−SESSION. Classes are Sat’s, 9−9:45 a.m Pre− Ballet (Ages 4−5) cost $18, 10−11:15 a.m, Ballet I (Ages 6 & up) cost $24. Drop−in $10/class. For more info. call Irene (530) 625−1619 or (530) 629−3564 (K−0720) ACTIVE KIDS = HAPPY KIDS. Come learn self− confidence, discipline and respect while gaining true life skills through martial arts. North Coast Self Defense Academy is offering two introductory lessons for only $14 with this ad. Call or visit− (707) 822−6278 or 820 N St, Building #1 Suite C, Arcata (K−1226) CERAMICS FOR YOUNGER KIDS, AGES 4−7. $75. Sat.s, 9:30−11 a.m., Aug. 3−31. With Amanda Steinebach. Children will have a great time creating with clay. Make 1−2 pieces per week. Each project designed to bring out their creativity. . Fire Arts Center, 520 South G St., Arcata. (707) 826−1445, (K−0725) FRIENDS OF THE DUNES COASTAL CONNECTIONS SUMMER CAMP July 15−19, 10 a.m.−4 p.m., ages 8−12. Humboldt Coastal Nature Center, 220 Stamps Lane, Manila.$125 for Friends of the Dunes members, $150 for non−members. Explore beaches, dune, wetlands and coastal forests while learning about the plants and animals that live there through games, crafts, songs and hands−on explo− ration. This camp will emphasize natural diversity and stewardship of our coastal habitats. Scholar− ships are available, and early drop−off and late pick −up options can be arranged. For more information call (707) 444−1397 or visit (K−0711) PASSPORT TO DANCE (KIDS’ DANCE CAMP) Aug. 5−9, for ages 5−7, Aug. 12−16 for ages 6−13, 1p.m−5 p.m., $99/ Week, Jazz, Hip Hop, Bollywood, Hula, Modern, Yoga, Creative Movement, Theatrical Jazz, Snacks and Crafts! Scholarships Available! Contact North Coast Dance, 426 F Street, Eureka, (707) 442−7779, (K−0725) SAMOA SOCCER SUMMER CAMP. Varsity Prep. July 23− Aug. 8, 9 sessions. Tues, Wed. Thurs. (3weeks), 1−3 p.m, Samoa. Level: Only to players/ ages who will be trying out for High School (8/12/ 2013 tryouts week) $95. French Pro (PSG) Camp. Aug. 12−16, 9 a.m−3 p.m, 5 days. Level: Elite, dedi− cated players, two age groups (9−11), and (12−15), $270. Registration, location and info at, (K−0718) 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) SUMMER INTENSIVE. (open to all local, serious dancers ages 13 & up) July 29−Aug. 2, 10 a.m−6 p.m. with option to dance until 7:15pm $125/week. Ballet Technique, Variations, Pointe Work, Acting for Dancers, Yoga, Pilates, Jazz & Nutrition. Contact North Coast Dance, 426 F Street , Eureka, 442−7779, (K−0725)

Wisdom of the Earth

Lectures GRANTWRITING BASICS The Northern California Association of Nonprofits will offer this workshop with Shelley Mitchell, July 16, 9 a.m.− 4 p.m. $74 Members/$95 Non−members. RSVP by July 11. Workshop held at Humboldt Area Foundation, 363 Indianola Rd., Bayside. (707) 442−2993.,, (L−0711)

50 and Better 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) A FOREST WITHIN A CITY. Lecture and extensive walking tour of Sequoia Park and the Zoo. With Ray Hillman. Sat., Aug. 3, 9:30 a.m.−2 p.m. $50/OLLI members, $75/nonmembers. OLLI: 826−5880, (O−0725) LIVING TAO T’AI JI. Learn how to creatively circu− late the qi around and within, release stress, revi− talize internal organs and refresh the mind. With Chris Campbell. Wed., July 31 and Thurs., Aug. 1, 1−4 p.m. $50/OLLI members, $75/nonmembers. OLLI: 826−5880, (O−0725) SENIOR ACTION COALITION. Use your knowledge and experience to take action on pressing issues affecting older adults. Seniors, boomers welcome. Grassroots, non−partisan, current focus health care. Meetings held third Wed. of every month, 11:30 a.m.−1:30 p.m. at Jefferson School, 1000 B St. For more information, e−mail or call (707) 442−3763. SOUTHERN HUMBOLDT A CENTURY AGO. Cross the Eel River and a hundred years of time to visit southern Humboldt County as it was in the old days. With Jerry and Gisela Rohde. Sat., July 20 and 27, 1−3 p.m. $45/OLLI members, $70/nonmembers. OLLI: 826−5880, (O−0711)

Pets & Animals

BEGINNING BIRDWATCHING. With Louise Bacon− Ogden, Sat., July 20, 11 a.m.−1 p.m. Learn what you need to know to actually GO birdwatching, including picking a field guide, optics, how to dress & hints on finding birds in the field. FREE to members/$10 non−members , held at Humboldt Botanical Garden. For more info. call (707) 442−5139, Sponsored by "Strictly for the Birds" in Old Town Eureka. Visit our Avian Gallery. Learn your Birds! (P−0718)


ARCATA ZEN GROUP MEDITATION. Arcata & Eureka. Beginners welcome. ARCATA: Sun’s 7:55 a.m. At NorthCoast Aikido on F Street (entrance in alley between 8th and 9th, upstairs). Call 826− 1701 or visit EUREKA: Wed’s 5:55 p.m., 730 K Street upstairs. Call 845−8399 or (S1226)


KDK ARCATA BUDDHIST GROUP. Under the direc− tion 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 (S−1226) TAPPING INTO YOUR INTUITION WORKSHOP. Let’s explore how to access and use this great gift. 44 Sunnybrae Center, Arcata, Saturday, July 20, 12:30−3:30pm, $20−30, (808) 359−1816 (S−0711) TAROT AS AN EVOLUTIONARY PATH. Classes in Eureka, and Arcata. Private mentorships, readings. Carolyn Ayres. 442−4240 (S1226)

Sports & Recreation

ROLLER SKATING. Blue Lake Parks & Recreation Fri./Sat., 6:30−9:30 p.m., Sun. 2−5 p.m. Adult Skate: 2nd Sun. of every month, 6:30−9:30 p.m. To schedule birthday parties, call 668−5932 or find us on facebook at parks− (SR− 1226)

Therapy & Support

FREE DEPRESSION SUPPORT GROUP. Walk−in support group for anyone suffering from depres− sion. Meet Mon.s 6:30 p.m −7:45 p.m, at the Church of the Joyful Healer, McKinleyville. Questions? Call (707) 839−5691. (TS−1226) FREE GAMBLING TREATMENT. Call (707) 496−2856 Shawna Bell, LMFT, MFC #47122 (TS−1226) SEX/ PORN DAMAGING YOUR LIFE & RELATION− SHIPS ? Confidential help is available. or 845−8973 (TS−1226)


CERTIFICATE IN FACULTY PREPARATION, TEACH− ING IN HIGHER EDUCATION. Pursuing a teaching career at a community college or university? Break through the competition with a Faculty Prepara− tion Certificate that can enhance your pedagogical knowledge and demonstrate your readiness to teach in a college environment. This online pro− gram offers an introduction to the roles and re− sponsibilities of teaching in higher education and specifically addresses teaching, learning and tech− nology issues in the college classroom. This is a three−semester, 12−unit certificate program that starts July 8. For full course descriptions, deadlines, fees and more information, visit or contact Hum− boldt State University College of eLearning & Ex− tended Education at (707) 826−3731 or NOTARY TRAINING. This one−day seminar for new and renewing notaries provides the practical training needed to pass the comprehensive exam required for all California Notaries. Fri., July 26, 8:30 a.m.−4 p.m. Fee: $149 plus additional for live scan, photo and exam. Pre−registration required. Call HSU College of eLearning & Extended Education to register, 826−3731 or visit extended/notary (V−0711)

Wellness & Bodywork

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A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state will be held by the duly appointed trustee, as shown below, all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to a Deed of Trust described below. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to satisfy the obligation secured by said Deed of Trust. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any shown herein. Trustor: Uwe Saler and Kathleen A. Saler, husband and wife Duly Appointed Trustee: Foreclosure Specialists LLC Recorded 6/2/06 as Instrument No. 2006-16064-14 of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Humboldt County, California, Date of Sale: Thursday, August 1, 2013 at 10:30 A.M. Place of Sale: On the steps to the front entrance to the County Courthouse, 825 5TH St., Eureka, CA 95501 The common designation of the property is purported to be: 47400 Alderpoint Road, Bridgeville, CA 95526 APN: 207-181-016 & 019; & 207182-009 Estimated opening bid: $707,161.28 Beneficiary may elect to open bidding at a lesser amount. The total amount secured by said instrument as of the time of initial publication of this notice is stated above, which includes the total amount of the unpaid balance (including accrued and unpaid interest) and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of initial publication of this notice. The Beneficiary elects to conduct a unified foreclosure sale pursuant to the provisions of California Commercial Code Section 9604, et seq. Beneficiary reserves its right to revoke its election as to some or all of said personal property and/or add additional personal property and/or fixtures to the election herein expressed, at Beneficiary’s sole election from time to time and at any time until the consummation of the Trustee’s Sale to be conducted pursuant to the Deed of Trust and this Notice of Trustee’s Sale. See the Deed of Trust, if applicable. The real property which was given as security for Trustor’s obligation is described as: As more fully described in the Security Agreement dated 5/31/06, and UCC Financing Statement recorded 6/2/06 as Instrument No. 2006-16065-3, and UCC Financing Statement Amendment recorded 2/9/11, as Instrument No. 2011- 2893-2. Humboldt County Records. No warranty is made that any or all of the personal property still exists or is available for the successful bidder, and no warranty is made as to the condition of any of the personal property, which shall be sold as is, where is’. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call the trustee’s information line at 530-246-2727 or visit this Internet Web site:, using the file number assigned to this case: TS # 13-1932. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. Date: 6/28/13 FORECLOSURE SPECIALISTS LLC 1388 Court Street, Ste C Redding, CA 96001 530-246-2727 Janelle Van Bockern, Trustee Sale Officer Foreclosure Specialists LLC is assisting the Beneficiary in collecting a debt. Any and all information obtained may be used for that purpose. TAC: 964353 PUB: 7/11 7/18 7/25/13.

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the County of Humboldt will hold a public meeting conducted by County Economic Development Division staff on July 25, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. at the Prosperity Center Conference Room, 520 E Street, Eureka, CA to the discuss the following State Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) topics: • Review Annual FY 2012/13 Grantee Performance Reports for open CDBG grants 10-EDEF-7265 Microenterprise Program 12-CDBG-8392 First Time Homebuyer Grant • Review FY 2012/13 Grantee Performance Report for Program Income Accounts: Housing Rehabilitation Revolving Loan Account, Housing First Time Homebuyer Revolving Loan Account, and Business Revolving Loan Account • Review Final Grantee Performance Report for closed grant 10-STBG-6716 Vector/Easter Seals Pool Acquisition & Rehabilitation; All-Faith Night Shelter Van Acquisition The County is required to submit reports annually to the State of California Housing and Community Development Department (HCD) on their performance under the open Community Development Block Grants (CDBG), final performance on closed grants, and on local program income expended under the CDBG Revolving Loan Accounts. Staff will have copies of the reports available for review and comment at the meeting. The purpose of the public hearing/meeting will be to give citizens an opportunity to make their comments known on the activities conducted under the existing grants over the past fiscal year. If you are unable to attend the public meeting, you may request copies of the reports and direct written comments to Economic Development Coordinator, Housing & Grants, County of Humboldt, 520 E Street, Eureka, CA 95501 or you may telephone (707) 445-7745. If you plan on attending the public hearing and need a special accommodation because of a chemical sensitivity, sensory or mobility impairment/disability, please contact the Economic Development Coordinator, Housing Programs (707) 445-7745 by noon on Tuesday, July 22, 2013, to arrange for those accommodations. In addition, a public information file is available for review at the Economic Development Division office, 520 E Street, Eureka, CA between the hours of 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. The County of Humboldt promotes fair housing and makes all programs available to low- and moderate-income families and individuals, regardless of race, religion or religious creed, color, age (over 40), sex (including gender identity and expression, pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions), sexual orientation (including heterosexuality, homosexuality and bisexuality), national origin, ancestry, marital status, medical condition (including cancer and genetic characteristics), mental or physical disability (including HIV status and AIDS), military service, or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local laws and ordinances.

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To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of: BETTY GALE, BETTY LOU GALE, BETTY W. GALE, BETTY WEBBER GALE A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by SUSAN M. ATHANAS in the Superior Court of California, County of Humboldt. THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests SUSAN M. ATHANAS be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. THE PETITION requests the decedent’s will and codicils, if any, be admitted to probate. The will and any codicils are available for examination in the file kept by court. THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A HEARING on the petition will be held on July 11, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. at the Superior Court of California, County of Humboldt, 825 Fifth Street, Eureka, in Dept. 8. IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of the decedent, 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 a 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: SUSAN M. ATHANAS 570 PERSHING STREET LOLETA, CA. 95551 (707) 733-5730 June 19, 2013 SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA COUNTY OF HUMBOLDT 6/27, 7/4, 7/11/2013 (13-170)


To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of: VERNE IRENE RENSHAW A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by DIANE KURTZ in the Superior Court of California, County of Humboldt. THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests DIANE KURTZ be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. THE PETITION requests the decedent’s will and codicils, if any, be admitted to probate. The will and any codicils are available for examination in the file kept by court. THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A HEARING on the petition will be held on July 25, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. at the Superior Court of California, County of Humboldt, 825 Fifth Street, Eureka, in Dept. 8. IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a con-

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To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of: DOLORES ELWOOD TAYLOR, AKA DOLORES E. TAYLOR A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by JOHN HOMER TAYLOR in the Superior Court of California, County of Humboldt. THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests JOHN HOMER TAYLOR be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. THE PETITION requests the decedent’s will and codicils, if any, be admitted to probate. The will and any codicils are available for examination in the file kept by court. THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The independent admin-


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PUBLIC SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned intends to sell the personal property described below to enforce a lien imposed on said property pursuant to Sections 21700 −21716 of the Business & Professions Code, Section 2328 of the UCC, Section 535 of the Penal Code and provisions of the civil Code. The undersigned will sell at public sale by competitive bidding on the 23th of July, 2013, at 10:00 AM, on the premises where said property has been stored and which are located at CUTTEN MINI STORAGE, at 2341Fern Street, Eureka, County of Humboldt, State of California. The following units will be sold: # 76 Vici Gordon # 231 Nicholas Grant # 254 Cheryl Aultman Item to be sold include, but are not limited to: toys, Xmas tree stand. Kitchenware, dishes, shelves, plastic drawers, files, lamp baskets, fan, frames ladder, clothes, twin size bed frame and mattress, mattress & box spring (size unknown), house− hold furniture, plastic binds, bags & boxes (contents unknown). Purchases must be paid for at time of sale in cash only. Anyone inter− ested in attending the auction must sign in at 2341 Fern Street, Eureka CA, prior to 10:00 A.M .on the day of auction, no exceptions. All purchase items sold as is, where is and must be removed at the time of sale. Sale is subject to cancella− tion in the event of settlement between owner and obligates party. Auctioneer: Cutten Mini Storage (707) 443−2280, Bond # 0336443 Dated this 11th day of July 2013, and 18th day of July 2013.

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istration 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 July 25, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. at the Superior Court of California, County of Humboldt, 825 Fifth Street, Eureka, in Dept. 8. IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of the decedent, 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 a 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: JOHN R. STOKES SBN # 67715 STOKES, HAMER, KAUFMAN & KIRK, LLP 381 BAYSIDE ROAD ARCATA, CA. 95521 (707) 822-1771 June 21, 2013 SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA COUNTY OF HUMBOLDT


tingent creditor of the decedent, 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 a 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: DONALD W. BICKNELL SBN # 83266 LAW OFFICE OF DONALD BICKNELL 732 5TH STREET, SUITE H EUREA, CA. 95501 (707) 443-2429 June 18, 2013 SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA COUNTY OF HUMBOLDT • North Coast Journal • Thursday, JULY 11, 2013


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K’ima:w Medical Center,

an entity of the Hoopa Valley Tribe, is seeking applicants for the following positions:

Controller, FT/Contractual. Responsible for all fiscal functions of the organization; responsible for compliance with all funding agencies’ regulations; and, manages select organization programs. Minimum Requirements: 5 years documented experience in accounting which includes working in the general ledger, 8 years experience preferred; Bachelor degree in accounting, business or a related field preferred; and, minimum of 3 years documented supervisory experience, 5 years preferred. Deadline to apply is 5 PM, July 19, 2013.

Behavioral Health Program Coordinator, FT/Regular or Contractual. Manages and coordinates the Behavioral Health program; seeks funding sources for departmental programs, including preparing and monitoring grants and contracts; coordinates departmental responsibilities with other agencies such as schools, probation, courts and various state agencies. Minimum Requirements: Bachelor degree in Social Sciences, Behavioral Health, Public Administration or a related field; 3 years experience in social work or in a related clinical field, 5 years preferred; and, minimum of 3 years documented supervisory experience, 5 years preferred. Deadline to apply is 5 PM, July 19, 2013.

Public Health Nurse, FT/Regular. Analyzes health reports; prepares KMC for responding to public health threats and emergencies; and, works collaboratively with individuals, families, and local organizations to address public health needs. Minimum Requirements: BSN, Public Health experience preferred; two years experience with a Tribal CHR or Home Health Program; and, CA RN Licensure, PHN credential preferred. Deadline to apply is 5 PM, July 22, 2013.





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BECOME A MENTOR! California MENTOR is seeking committed people willing to share their home with an adult with developmental disabilities. We are seeking Mentors who have experience with insulin dependent diabetics & live in the McKinleyville/Arcata area. We offer a competitive monthly stipend & 24 hour support. Call Jamie at (707) 442−4500 ext. 14 (E−1226)


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Senior Radiologic Technologist, FT/Regular. Position is responsible for policy compliance with all applicable state and federal regulations for radiology service; functions as a radiology technologist; and, distributes radiology reports to clinicians. Minimum Requirements: Completion of an accredited college or university in radiography or radiation therapy technology; five years related experience in the operation of diagnostic radiology equipment used in medical diagnosis and treatment; and, California Radiological Technologist License. Deadline to apply is 5 PM, July 22, 2013. For an application, job description, and additional information, contact: K’ima:w Medical Center, Human Resources, PO Box 1288, Hoopa, CA, 95546 or call 530-625-4261 or email: for a job description and application. Resume and CV are not accepted without a signed application.

K−8 PRINCIPAL. 205 Days/Yr., Rio Dell School District, Eagle Prairie Elementary School. Must possess a valid California credential authorizing services as a school principal. Working knowledge of Professional Learning Community & data driven instruction. Teaching experience. $74,460− $80,580/Yr. Certificated applica− tion form available online at Also required: cover letter, 3−5 current letters of recommendation and resume. Send application packet to: Debra Kingshill, Personnel, Humboldt County Office of Education, 901 Myrtle Avenue, Eureka, CA 95501. Deadline: July 26, 2013, 4:00 p.m. (E−0725)

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Diabetes Program Manager, FT/Regular or Contractual. Coordinates the Diabetes Management and Prevention Program; supervises Diabetes staff; oversees data collection and reporting; oversee diabetic education programs. Minimum Requirements: Bachelor of Science degree; five years experience providing diabetes education and program management; experience in direct patient care; valid CA RN or RD license preferred; Certified Diabetes Educator preferred. Deadline to apply is 5 PM, July 22, 2013.

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707.445.9641 2930 E Street Eureka, CA 95501

HICAP (Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program) Manager, full time, exempt. Duties include informing the public about Medicare and private health insurance programs and options; providing supervision and support to staff and volunteers in Humboldt County and Del Norte County offices; overseeing recruitment and retention of volunteers; managing program budget and data and; assisting Medicare beneficiaries with direct counseling and informal advocacy involving Medicare billing claims and problems, Medigap plans, Medicare Prescription Drug Plans, and Long-Term Care Insurance. Ability to understand and explain complex information required. HICAP is a program of the Area 1 Agency on Aging. A pre-employment background check is required of all final candidates. Three letters of reference and a completed application package required. Job description and application is available online at or available at the Area 1 Agency on Aging at 434 7th Street, Eureka. 707-442-3763. Position open until filled.

INTERPRETER/RECEPTIONIST 1 F/T Arcata REGISTERED NURSE 2 F/T McKinleyville MEDICAL BILLER 2 F/T Arcata MEDICAL/DENTAL RECEPTIONIST 1 F/T Eureka, 1 F/T Crescent City, 1 F/T McKinleyville, 1 F/T Arcata (requires Spanish Language skills)

MEDICAL ASSISTANT 2 F/T Arcata, 1 TEMP Eureka REGISTERED DENTAL ASSISTANT 1 F/T Eureka, 1 F/T Willow Creek Go to for online application • North Coast Journal • Thursday, July 11, 2013


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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, (E−1226)

R.N. PART TIME. Exp. working w/elderly pref. excellent assessment skills required. No weekends/holidays. App./job desc. may pick−up at Adult Day Health Care of Mad River (707) 822−4866 (E−0711)

HOME CAREGIVERS PT/FT. Non− medical caregivers to assist elderly in their homes. Top hourly wages. (707) 362−8045. (E− 1226)




Thurs. JULY 11TH 5:45 PM


RESOURCE AND REFERRAL SPECIALIST Intermittent position (up to 37.5 hrs/week) providing child care and social service referrals, assisting families access child care, and participating in community meetings/ events. Requires ability to work evenings and weekends and to pass criminal history fingerprint clearance. $12.15/hr. Temporary through 6/30/14 Application and job description available at, 2259 Myrtle Ave., Eureka, CA 95501, or (707) 444-8293. Please submit letter of interest, resume, and application to Nanda Prato at the above address by Friday, 7/22/13, 5 p.m. EOE

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Organize, plan, implement, and evaluate special and continuing public health education and disease prevention programs. Requires knowledge, education and experience related to public health administration, program implementation and teaching. Equivalent to a Master’s degree in health education or a related field is desirable.


Senior Studio Tech

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Estate Furniture & Household Misc. + Additions Info & Pictures at WWW.CARLJOHNSONCO.COM Preview Weds. 11-5, Thurs. 11 on

Associated Students, HSU F/T position with benefits For more info visit: aoh9ylp First review: July 16, 2013 Open until filled


Community 8TH ANNUAL BILL NESSLER CAR SHOW & CRUISE. Saturday, July 13, Meet & Greet BBQ and Cruise beginning at 5:30, Blue Lake Casino, Sunday, July 14, Parade line−up 9 a.m. , car show after parade, judging & awards at 2:30. Entry Fee: $25 includes 2 bbq tickets for meet & greet. Register call 668−5932 All proceeds go toward Blue Lake Parks & Recreation (C−0711)

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$19 Rack

for the month of July to Celebrate

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J.B. Fabrication

Custom Welding & Artwork

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t’s New W19hthaBirthday OPEN Tuesday-Saturday 10:30 am - 5 pm 335 E Street, Eureka 445-8079

Clothing Merchandise



Art & Collectibles


116 W. Wabash 443-3259 Approx. 1-6 Closed Mon. & Tues.

PLASTICWARE, PURSES & PICTURE FRAMES 1/2 PRICE! July 9−13. Famous Quarter Rack. Dream Quest Thrift Store: Helping Youth Realize Their Dreams. (M−0711)

Office Coordinator


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SDLCR ANIMAL SHELTER. Currently Seeking DONATIONS of any kind that will be helpful with animals, though donations of recycling would be accepted as well. Exact list is available at SDLCR.COM ( ?page_id=98). We are nowabout3/4 of the way through renovations of shelter, and have run out of money, any monetary donations would be greatly appreciated, tax−deductible receipts will be given. Monetary Donations to the shelter can also do so in exchange for a Gift Certificate REDEEMABLE when the grooming salon opens. Successfully rehomed over 100 animals each year since 2010. please contact Shelter at (530) 646−8532

3950 Jacobs Ave. Eureka • 443-4851


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. (BST−1226)



Filing deadline: July 24, 2013. For application contact Humboldt County Human Resources, 825 5th Street, Room 100, Eureka, CA, or apply on-line at AA/EOE



County of Humboldt $3,027 -$3,884 monthly, plus excellent benefits.

Lexington Bdrm. Group, Mid-Cent. Furniture and Lamps, Antiques, Vintage Items, New Saddle, Howard Miller Clocks, Heinz Bauer Original Oil, Revenoor Co. Copper Still, Chicago Chipper/Shredder and MUCH MORE!

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20 words and a photo, IN FULL COLOR

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

Special artwork for home or business. Custom work for your vehicle. (707) 498-1067



Auto Service

Garden & Landscape

Musicians & Instructors

Other Professionals

YOUR ROCKCHIP IS MY EMER− GENCY! Glaswelder, Mobile, windshield repair. 442−GLAS, (S−1226)

ALLIANCE LAWN & GARDEN CARE. Affordable, Dependable, and Motivated Yard mainte− nance. We’ll take care of all your basic lawn needs. Including hedging, trimming, mowing, and hauling. Call for estimates (707) 834−9155. (S−1226)

GUITAR/PIANO LESSONS. All ages, beginning and intermedi− ate. Seabury Gould 444−8507. (M −1226)


PROFESSIONAL GARDENER. Powerful tools. Artistic spirit. Balancing the elements of your yard and garden since 1994. Call Orion 825−8074, (S−1226)

SAXOPHONE/FLUTE LESSONS. All ages, beginner−advanced, jazz improvisation, technique. Susie Laraine: (707) 441−1343 susielarain

Cleaning ARCATA CLEANING COMPANY. The non−toxic cleaning solution for your home or office. (707) 822−7819. (S−1226) CLARITY WINDOW CLEANING. Services available. Call Julie 839− 1518. (S−1226) JEANNIE’S HOUSE CLEANING SERVICE. $15/hour or by the Job (negotiable). References avail− able. (707) 445−2644. (S−0725)

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PIANO LESSONS. Beginners, all ages. Experienced. Judith Louise 476−8919. (M−1226)


Home Repair

ERIC’S SERVICES. Home Repair, Maintenance, Affordable Prices (707) 499−4828.

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2 GUYS & A TRUCK. Carpentry, Landscaping, Junk Removal, Clean Up, Moving. No job too big or small, just call (707) 845−3087. 2guysandatrucksmk777, (S−1226) AIR SOURCE HEAT PUMPS. Use the heat in the air to heat your home− a proven technology− reasonably priced−Sunlight Heat− ing−$300 Federal Tax Credit−CA lic. #972834− (707) 502−1289, (S−1226)


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Macintosh Computer Consulting for Business and Individuals Troubleshooting Hardware/Memory Upgrades Setup Assistance/Training Purchase Advice 707-826-1806

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BIGFOOT EQUIPMENT & REPAIR HAS MOVED. 76 Country Club Dr., next to Farmer Brown’s Supply. (530) 629−4067. (E−0725)

      

PIANO LESSONS BEGINNING TO ADVANCED ALL AGES. 30 years joyful experience teaching all pi− ano styles. Juilliard trained, re− mote lessons available. National− ly Certified Piano Teacher. (707) 502−9469. (M−1226)

A’O’KAY JUGGLING CLOWN & WIZARD OF PLAY. Amaz− ing performances and games for all ages. Events, Birth− days, Festivals, Kidszones. I’ll Juggle, Unicycle, & bring Toys., (707) 499−5628. (S−1226)

Sewing & Alterations 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. (SA−829)

STITCHES−N−BRITCHES. Kristin Anderson, Seam− stress. Mending, Alterations, Custom Sewing. Mon−Fri., 8a.m− 3p.m. Bella Vista Plaza, Ste 8A, McKinleyville. (707) 502−5294. Facebook: Kristin Anderson’s Stitches−n− Britches.


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Robert Goodman Winery 937 I St. Arcata Dinner till 10pm

Registered nurse support Personal Care Light Housekeeping Assistance with daily activities Respite care & much more

Enjoy a glass at Robert Goodman Winery or your favorite cocktail, every 2nd Sat for Rocksteady Night w/dj rotten. Lounge atmosphere. Focusing on 60’s ska-rocksteady & early reggae. (707) 497-4407

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Other Professionals

Serving Northern California for over 20 years! TOLL FREE


Musicians & Instructors BRADLEY DEAN ENTERTAIN− MENT. Singer Songwriter. Old rock, Country, Blues. Private Parties, Bars, Gatherings of all kinds. 832−7419. (M−1226)

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HELICOPTER FLIGHT LESSONS/SCENIC TOURS. (707) 843−9599 www.redwoodcoast

WRITING CONSULTANT/ EDITOR. Fiction, nonfiction, poetry. Dan Levinson, MA, MFA. 443−8373. (S−1226)

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body, mind 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 ASTROLOGY & TAROT. With Salina Rain: Readings, Counseling and Classes. Mon., 1:25 p.m. KHSU 90.5 FM. (707) 668−5408., (MB−1206) BUILD A BETTER ATTITUDE. Clinical Hypnotherapist Dave Berman, C.Ht. Accepting new clients to reduce stress/fear, boost confidence/ motivation/self−esteem. (707)845−3749. CERTIFIED ROLFER ANGELA HART, B.A . Rolfing® Ten Series, Tune−up, injuries, Chronic Pain, Repetitive Motion Injury. (707) 616−3096 (MB−1121)

&Spirit 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. 707−822−1676 (MB −0919)




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1 hr Fabulous Foot Reflexology $25 Call to book your appointment

822-5395 Center For Reflexology & Intuitive Healing Arts Corner of Samoa & I, Arcata

Ongoing Classes Workshops Private Sessions Diana Nunes Mizer Parent Educator

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−0822)

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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 Wake− field and Sarah Maier are both Doulas, we do preg− nancy massage as well! You are worth it, call today (707) 441−9175. (MB−1226)

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EHO. Hearing impaired: TDD Ph# 1-800-735-2922. Apply at Office: 2575 Alliance Rd. Arcata, 8am-12pm & 1-4pm, M-F (707) 822-4104 1138 GASSOWAY MCKINLEYVILLE. 2/1 Apt, carport parking, hook− ups, w/c pet. Rent $765 Vac 7/31, Rental hotline (707) 444−9197 (R−0711)

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FREE ROLFING CONSULTATION. With Lee Tuley, Certified Rolfer. Find out what Rolfing can do for you. (541) 251−1885

HIGHER EDUCATION FOR SPIRITUAL UNFOLDMENT. Bachelors, Masters, D.D./ Ph.D., distance learning, Uni− versity of Metaphysical Sci− ences. Bringing professional− ism to metaphysics. (707) 822 −2111

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1441 B STREET. 2/1 Apt, common yard, on−site laundry, garage, w/c cat. Sec 8 OK. Rent $715 Vac 8/01. Rental hotline (707) 444−9197,(R−0711) 212 E ST. UPSTAIRS STUDIO. Central Old Town, on−site laundry. Rent $500 Vac 8/11, Rental hotline (707) 444−9197 (R−0711) 230 WABASH AVE #10. 2/1 Apt. Centrally located, common yard, on−site laundry, w/c cat. Sec 8 OK. Rent $675 Vac 7/08. Rental hotline (707) 444−9197, (R−0711) 2610 FAIRFIELD ST #2. 2/1.5 Twnhse. Bay view, common yard, hook−ups w/c pet. Rent $950 Vac Now. Rental hotline (707) 444−9197, (R−0711) 432 W. HARRIS. 2/1 duplex. Centrally located, garage, hook− ups. Rent $750 Vac Now, Rental hotline (707) 444−9197 (R−0711)


HUMBOLDT BAY PROPERTIES. Apartments, Rooms, Houses. (707) 443−5228 (R−0711)

Acreage for Sale Apartments for Rent Commercial Property for Sale Commercial Space for Rent Houses for Rent Realtor Ads Vacation Rentals

Houses for Rent ARCATA CLEAN 1 BEDROOM HOUSE. Recently refurbished. No growing/ illegal drugs/smoking/ pets. References Required. $840/ month plus deposit. (707) 822− 7471. (R−0711)

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EVENT RENTAL. Chemise Moun− tain Retreat, a perfect natural environment for your wedding or event. King Range. Easily accessi− ble. Solar powered, handicap friendly, new lodge. Information 986−7794, (L− 1226)


PARKING SPACES FOR RENT IN DOWNTOWN EUREKA LOT. S & W Properties. $40 per month per space. Call 443−2246, 499−6906. (R−0725)

2850 E St., Eureka (Henderson Center),

SELLER FINANCED LAND!!! SANTA CRUZ MOUNTAINS CALL DANI WEINER, 831−227−4016, DWeiner@ Montalvo Homes & Estates

Comm. Space for Rent EUREKA 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. (R−0725)

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WILLOW CREEK REDUCED ! 1.33 acres, Willow Creek Community Service District Water, underground power & phone at property. R−2 soils report and perk tested. Ap− proved septic system design by Trinity Engineering. Prop− erty 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



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Eureka apartment complex with 4 - two bedroom units and 4 - three bedroom units, all in very good condition, 3 bedroom units were redone in 2008 with pantries & master has walk in closets

3 bed, 2 bath, 1,657 sq ft custom Eureka home on oversized lot in Myrtletown, skylights, window seats, laminate flooring, redwood deck, large wrap-a-round covered front porch, large yard


■ FIELDBROOK SUPERB CONSTRUCTION AND EXQUISITE FINISHWORK! This custom home built by Gene Callahan features a rock woodstove from Finland. Sierra Pacific windows, tanoak floors, green granite counters, a unique breakfast nook, and all quality fixtures throughout. On 10 acres with room for horses. MLS#237481 $849,800


3 bed, 2 bath, 2,200 sq ft charming hundred + year old Eureka home, this home has great bones, large rooms, updated kitchen and baths, bonus rooms, thoroughly cleaned, detached garage



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+/-40 acres Bell Springs Road. Located in northern mendocino County, this property boasts large year round springs, timber, open meadows, picturesque views, year round access and gently sloping topography. Call today!

Funded through C.U. Members Mortgages 15 Year Fixed Rate 30 Year Fixed Rate Rate - 4.750%  APR - 4.945%

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Rate - 4.500%  APR - 6.204%

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Weitchpec Land/Property

+/-6 acres klamath River. undeveloped acres near Weitchpec with klamath River frontage. property boasts beautiful river views, excellent year round access, sloping topography and wooded grounds.


Orick Land/Property

+/-40 acres Bald Hills Road. this parcel is located between orick and Weitchpec. It offers gorgeous klamath River frontage! Clirliah Creek runs right through the parcel with hydro-electric potential! A flat has already been developed for you. make this yours today


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North Coast Journal 7-11-2013 Edition  

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

North Coast Journal 7-11-2013 Edition  

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