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Left: Hannah Fohs and Sylvia Nicovich. Top right: Loki Bottom right: Beaverton

Meet our neighbors “Once or twice, sometimes four times a day!” says Hannah about the times they walk down from their Sunny Brae home to visit their neighborhood Murphy’s Market. “There are four ladies that live in our house so it doesn’t leave much room in the fridge!” Murphy’s is just a two minute walk and often the little cat, Loki, stealthily follows them to the market. Sylvia is a geology graduate student at Humboldt State University. Hannah is completing the prerequisites for the Nurse Practitioner Program. “Humboldt seemed to be a nice place to live,” says

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Hannah. “Traditionally, the house we live in is a house full of women. Friends cycle in and out. We have a good backyard spot to drink our cold Murphy’s beer. You know they have the best prices, best refrigeration and best selection in town. And good Scotch, too!” says Sylvia. “Artistry abounds. We knit, paint, crochet, bead, play music, sew and we clean. And we like to sip Scotch while we knit. We get all our cleaning supplies at Murphy’s, too, and try not to mix them up!” Hannah and Sylvia trill while happily talking over each other.

The women mention they have other “awesome roommates” Adriana, Megan and Rebecca. “We all like to bask in the sun and we appreciate each other,” they say again almost in unison. “When we walk to Murphy’s, we like to take side trips to the Animal Companion Foundation’s Thrift Shop across the street. We get our cat food from Murphy’s, too. All our family eats from Murphy’s Markets! We love all the cashiers, they keep us coming back!”

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Bus Appreciation

Editor: Enjoyed the article on the county and city transit buses (“Another One Rides the Bus,” July 18). I encourage others to leave the car in the garage and take the bus more often. I am a semi-regular on the city bus and sometimes the county service. It can be a pleasant way to reach the zoo, Old Town, movie theater or Crabs game. I find myself sometimes glaring at other drivers and declaring 90 percent of them unfit to drive. That’s a signal for me to ride the bus. The bus drivers I have known seem professional, helpful and some friendly and humorous. The hybrids are easier to enter and exit in front. Some passengers like the older buses so they can get closer to the driver and try a conversation. I was happy to see the ugly bus shelters replaced by the green iron ones. While not vandal proof, they are better than the older ones. Keep the buses going, I support you. Dave Ammerman, Cutten

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Editor: As a former NHUHSD trustee I find Dan Johnson’s plagiarism and his continuing silence on the matter appalling. I am also shocked at the lack of public response by the school board and administration as a whole. At the least I would have expected the district to call an emergency board meeting to draft a timely public response. And, I would expect that response to state that the district understands the seriousness of the issue, plans to review its bylaws to see if they specifically address plagiarism by a board member and will make a commitment to explore appropriate and timely action. As I see it, the public is rightfully outraged. No amount of charitable or civic activity should excuse Mr. Johnson’s plagiarism; certainly no other positive attributes of a student are considered when he or she plagiarizes. No, the rules and consequences for a student are very clear and severe. Why should anything less apply to a school board member? Also, Mr. Johnson’s plagiarism should not be minimized or excused by raising the possibility of his ignorance of ethical standards in education. In my opinion there is only one thing that can adequately address Mr. Johnson’s breach of those ethics: his resignation.

The next regularly scheduled NHUHSD board meeting will be held on Tuesday, August 13 at 6:00 p.m. on the McKinleyville High School campus in the multipurpose room. Whether the issue is on the agenda or not, the public is given time at the beginning of all NHUHSD board meetings to speak on any issue they please. I would encourage the public to attend that meeting. Kathleen Marshall, Arcata Editor’s note: “Media Maven” Marcy Burstiner addresses this controversy on page 8.

Huge Truck Invasion

Editor: As a former trucker, I’d like to see any truck get through any road (“Straightening the Hairpins,” July 11). But, as a responsible citizen, I have to take into account opposing factors. They say that the bigger trucks with 52-foot trailers weigh more and wear out the road. I think that they must conform to standard per axle weight limits, so they cannot. The extra length allows more cubic feet of cargo which would not take a 40-48 foot trailer to the weight limit. To take extra weight, they would need more axles. They say that 101 would become a throughway for interstate trucks going north and south. Highway 101 is not desirable for trucking. It’s mountainous, and in Oregon it becomes two-lane. It is a longer trip mileage-wise than Interstate 5, between many points. They say that 5 is congested and trucks would take 101. North of Sacramento, 5 is quite free of traffic congestion. South of Sacramento, it’s 100 miles shorter from Los Angeles than 101. I think that trucking companies, which would have a choice between 101 and 5 if the 52-foot trailers could get through, could be asked by concerned parties which they would take, to see if there really is a congestion danger. Finally, 52-foot trailers could mean less trucks on the road supplying Humboldt, as it takes more runs in shorter trailers to transport the same cubic feet of load. This is not to say that opponents of 52foot trailers in our county are misguided. Just to point out some possible misconceptions, which could be investigated. Maybe the only real concern from Caltrans’ plans is environmental. Edmund Light, Eureka

Valley Time Away from the coast, for several days in June, Where the river bends broad and wide, Spring holds on, Giving way to an old vibrancy still lingering in the valley. A chance morning rain: warm, brief, light as a whisper, Sharpening the songs of birds and painting the last flowers across fields Between dwellings added on to over the years. The kinds of homes that either gather character, or become ramshackle. If you are not careful, this seems like the way it always should be. Look across the green fields, and see an old tractor here and over there, Now rusted fossils of moving days, times of hard work, And lazy Sunday afternoons, when kids would skip stones across the river. A metal-sided shop, banged, dented and dulled, Held fast by the thorns of blackberry vines, Now only kept clear near a single door: An oil-stained opening to more rust, stories and passed toils. Somewhere, in there, sometime, things just stopped. But the smell of grease still lingers, over the tinge of mice and cobweb.

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You don’t have to be careful in August, days of relentless sun and heat: Wilting everything into tangled, thorny masses Covering once proud fences, and clutching old projects Long enough for them to wither of procrastination on hot, windless afternoons, When soil bakes into hard, aching sticker-ridden swaths, And old metal sorely creaks and groans, Thirsting for the first cheating rain of late September. If you are not careful, and forget this time, When the soul of this place was able to pause And exhale the long breath of relief, you will be swallowed whole in this empty celebration. — Sam A. Flanagan

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Editor: Great update on the hunger strike at Pelican Bay (“Blog Jammin’,” July 11). I hope all those guys starve to death. I was especially touched by their perceived lack of due process. How many of their victims did they deprive of due process (not to mention their lives)? Inmates at Pelican Bay are not there because they picked wildflowers at some native preserve. Susan Dodd, Eureka

board of directors, to learn that his tenure with KEET-TV concluded in a manner that, clearly, he remembers with some bitterness. His technical abilities and contributions during his employment with KEET were appreciated. Unfortunately, his letter displayed a limited understanding of the exhaustive and time-consuming planning and negotiations underway, the immense work that must be and is being done with federal funders and potential collaborating PBS stations. The board of directors and staff of KEET-TV are committed to preserving and sustaining the extraordinary local resource that is our PBS station. However devoted the energetic and capable staff and board members are, the expected reduction in funding from the federal Corporation of Public Broadcasting (CPB) with which our PBS station must contend is something

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that cannot be managed through goodwill and good wishes. The increased funding must come from KEET-TV supporters, those who appreciate PBS and local programming that is an integral part of the cultural, educational and artistic life of the North Coast. To that end, KEET-TV staff and board will continue to work to inform viewers of the need to become members, to contribute to the financial match required by CPB, a goal that is surely reachable in this generous and informed community. More members. More funding. It is that simple and that challenging. And, given the nature of our North Coast community, it is doable with your help. Valerie Eachus, McKinleyville

time for people in more rural areas to participate in the GPU process. Thirteen years: just not enough. Early June, Fennell creates a rewrite of the GPU guidelines. July 8, the supervisors meet and say they'd be willing to allow more time for further public input. The deadline is September 23. Fennell says that now people have had plenty of time to be involved in the process. Four months is enough!! It must be so if Fennell says it is so. Big sigh!!! Well, I hope people who oppose the newly revised guidelines don't lose sight of the deadline. To contribute, go to www.planupdate. org and/or attend the public hearing on September 23, 6-9 p.m. Kathryn Travers, Eureka

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Boards Behaving Badly supervisor know what they think. So here’s my personal input for my own representative, 5th District Supervisor Ryan Sundberg: I fully support the original Guiding Principles adopted in 2004 after a lengthy process of public input, especially the part “to protect agriculture and timberland … using measures such as increased restrictions on resource land subdivision …” that you supported when you ran for office. In other words, let’s plan for development where services already exist. (Hope to see many of you on Sept. 23, and please email your own supervisor.) • Finally, we have last week’s obscure meeting of the Mayors City Selection Committee and the brouhaha over its appointment to the North Coast Railroad Authority Board of Directors, the subject of this week’s cover story. I fully agree with Trinidad Mayor Julie Fulkerson. How embarrassing! First the committee appoints Alex Stillman of Arcata to the NCRA and she attends two meetings. Then the east-west rail boosters cranked up the pressure and, due to a procedural loophole, Alex was booted and Fortuna Mayor Doug Strehl was in. Where is the deception and bad behavior? One of the mayors who appointed Alex, Eureka’s Frank Jager — a genuinely good guy trying to do the right thing and bring people together — caved under pressure. Rails-with-trails advocate Alex was simply not pro-rail enough. So Frank stepped aside (fell on his sword), and Mayor Pro Tem Mike Newman took his place so Frank would not have to reverse his own vote. I’m certainly glad (sarcasm alert) Mayor Pro Tem Mike Newman clarified the city’s official position on trails as “rails first versus trails.” The big mystery, Eureka citizens, is when did this discussion take place? When was it on the agenda so you all could know about it and express an opinion on this new “rails-first-versustrails” policy? Oh, that’s right! It was on the agenda — June 16 to be exact. And then Mayor Frank pulled it off. So how many of you Eurekans support this new trails policy? We’d like to hear from you! Just don’t look behind the curtain.

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aybe the Journal should start an ongoing feature called “Boards Behaving Badly.” I don’t get it. These public servants are duly elected and have the backing of the majority of their constituents. Then once in office, they fall prey to taking the easy path of making tough or uncomfortable decisions, first behind closed doors, and then going out of their way to keep public input and scrutiny to a minimum. Like The Wizard of Oz: Don’t look behind the curtain! • First, in April, the Eureka City Council was called into “emergency” session on Good Friday to approve using public funds (staff time) to apply for a $295,000 Caltrans grant to fund a feasibility study of the east-west rail line proposal. The study is something the majority of council members believes in and genuinely backs, but most of them had previously stated they would not need — nor would they use — public money for this work. There was plenty of private funding for this study, we were told for more than a year. They apparently changed their collective mind. That is fine, except it was no emergency. They just wanted to avoid the public fuss of explaining themselves. • In late May County Supervisor Estelle Fennell apparently decided that morphing the General Plan Update into something more to the liking of her former employer, Humboldt Coalition for Property Rights, would be a lot easier if the pesky “Guiding Principles” of the GPU were a bit looser, more reflective of the current county Board of Supervisors’ thinking instead of all those other supervisors elected over the last 13 years. So she made some changes — some of them dramatically different — and rolled out her revised plan again on a Thursday right before the board was to meet Monday. No surprise, she had three more like-minded supervisors lined up who went along and her changes sailed through, 4-1. Update: Due to substantial pushback from the public since that vote, the Board of Supervisors has backpedaled a bit, calling the vote a preliminary “straw” vote, and assuring the public it has plenty of time to weigh in. In July the board scheduled a new hearing on the “Guiding Principles” for Sept. 23, 6-9 p.m. In the meantime, the public is supposed to let their




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ere is the thing about a great speech. The person who gave it probably didn’t write it. There are exceptions. Abe Lincoln, Winston Churchill, maybe Barack Obama in 2004 — “There is not a liberal America and a conservative America — there is the United States of America.” In another version of my life I would be a speechwriter. I hate giving speeches. I don’t want to have given the greatest oration of the 21st century. I want to have written it. So Dan Johnson, you could have paid me to write you a whammy of a high school graduation speech. Then you wouldn’t be in such a pickle. Students at Arcata High School caught Johnson, our local construction magnate and member of the Northern Humboldt Union High School Board, in an embarrassing act of plagiarism in June, when they recognized the speech he gave at their graduation ceremony as one they had studied in their AP English class. He said it was a letter he wrote to his daughter. It was about how she and her classmates had been coddled all their lives. Most writing is too stale to be worth stealing. I get more upset when people steal my ideas, but there is no rule against that. So author E.L. James can make a killing off vampire stories copied off Stephanie Meyer’s Twilight books, which she ripped off of Anne Rice’s vampire books, which were rip-offs of Bram Stoker’s Dracula, which was ripped off of a story by Lord Byron, who stole it from his doctor, who probably based it off a story by Goethe, etc. etc. I, meanwhile, ripped off most of that info from Wikipedia. But plagiarism is serious. If he hadn’t been caught plagiarizing speeches back in 1988, our current vice president, Joe Biden, would likely have watched the Berlin Wall fall from his own bedroom in the White House. In journalism, plagiarism is a job-ender. That’s why I’m paranoid about it. For the textbook I wrote back in 2009, I was so paranoid about inadvertent plagiarism that even though most of the material

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came from my own brain, I found other sources for the same info so I could provide citations. Plagiarism is such a no-no because it causally connects Deadly Sin #4 — sloth — with the Seventh Commandment: Thou shalt not steal. Because thou art too lazy to write thine own damn story, thou stealeth from someone else. It is a pretty easy crime to avoid. If you can’t reword enough to cover yourself, you just cite the source. So E.L. James just needed to say, “And thanks to Stephanie Meyer and Anne Rice and, of course, Bram Stoker, for being my inspiration! I’ll forever be in your debt!” To plagiarize a well-known speech at a high school graduation is sheer stupidity or the height of hubris. I take that back. Dan Johnson wins the trophy for hubris for his refusal to resign, despite an onslaught of calls for him to do that. Even if Johnson had written that speech, that he gave it shows he doesn’t belong on the board. Wellesley High English teacher David McCullough wrote that speech for a very different audience. The students he addressed last year live in a Massachusetts town with a $125,000 median household income. Only 3.5 percent of the students at the high school come from low-income families. To tell those students they have been coddled all their lives and are not, in fact, special was an important message. In Arcata, the median household income is less than $23,000. Some 29 percent of the students at AHS come from socioeconomically disadvantaged households. Too many of them didn’t know where they would be living from month to month. Some of them had parents addicted to drugs. Some had single moms or dads holding down two jobs to keep food on the table. Their clothes came from thrift stores and the school lunch was the best meal they’d get all day. Some were the first in their families to graduate from high school. Dan, maybe you were able to coddle your graduating daughter, as I am able to coddle my daughter. But for many sons and daughters sitting in that audience and

listening to the speech you didn’t write, to have graduated was an achievement that came after an amazing life struggle, one that isn’t by any means over. Those kids were special that day, and for you to tell them different was an act of — well, I can’t even find the right word for it. Maybe the question we should ask isn’t why Johnson refuses to resign. Maybe the question is why is he on the school board in the first place? Back in 2005, 18-year-old Shane Brinton, fresh out of Arcata High, beat Johnson for the Northern Humboldt Union High School District board even though Johnson spent thousands to put up fancy signs all over Arcata and McKinleyville and Brinton ran as a communist. When Brinton, now mayor, won election to the Arcata City Council in 2009, Johnson got himself appointed to the school board to replace Brinton. He had to run for election later that year and lost to Dana Silvernale, who is still on the board. Then in 2011 he got back on the board in an uncontested race that did not show up on a ballot. Here we have, on the Northern Humboldt Union High School District Board, a guy who the voters twice rejected and never elected and who subsequently gave students a plagiarized speech about how they don’t deserve special treatment. So here is my message to the Class of 2013: Johnson’s term ends in two years. One of you needs to run against him. I’ll pay for some fancy signs and be the first one to stick one on my lawn. And then you can give the speech to the Class of 2016. It doesn’t have to be great. It just has to be yours. I’ll even write it for you.

– Marcy Burstiner Marcy Burstiner is chair of the Department of Journalism and Mass Communication at Humboldt State University. She wrote a great speech for her college graduation but the speech committee chose Student Body President Steven Benson. Her speech was better.

Staking a Claim

Claims against Eureka are common, payments are not By Grant Scott-Goforth


espite a number of high-profile police shootings, and the recent arrest of a Eureka Police officer by his own department for an alleged assault, few people who file injury claims against the Eureka Police Department are paid. With one notable $4 million exception, claims against EPD rarely seem to pay off. Every year dozens of claims are filed against Eureka — they range from worker’s compensation and disability claims to liability regarding city infrastructure, police or other departments. Some of those claims are accepted. (A sewer backup, if it’s the city’s fault, is rarely disputed.) Many others are denied — some end up in court; Sgt. Adam Laird others are dropped by the claimant. To protect itself from claims, Eureka is part of the Redwood Empire Municipal Insurance Fund, an insurance and risk management collective similar to hundreds around the country. REMIF is a joint powers authority made up of 15 Northern California cities, including Arcata, Eureka and Fortuna. When someone claims a city owes him or her money, the city turns to REMIF, which investigates claims, hires attorneys to defend the cities, and pays out claims when they’re deemed valid by their own investigation, or in some cases a judge or jury. “They adjudicate it. They process it.

They defend it,” said Eureka City Clerk Pam Powell. It’s not a cheap service. For fiscal years 2002/2003 to 2013/2014, Eureka paid more than $5 million in premiums to REMIF, an average of $420,000 per year. But REMIF General Manager Mark Ferguson and an insurance pool association director say it’s far cheaper than contracting directly with an insurance company. In return, REMIF made liability payments of $1.3 million on behalf of Eureka between March 2002 and October 2012. Just under half of those payments — $642,000 — were for claims against the police department. In April, the Eureka Police Department announced the arrest of one of its own following a several-month-long investigation into an on-duty assault. According to court documents, Sgt. Adam Laird was caught on video kicking a man twice while the man was being handcuffed by another officer. Laird did not mention the use of force when recounting the incident for an official report, a DA investigator wrote in support of an arrest warrant. Laird pleaded not guilty to the charges. As of Monday, no claim had been made against the city in response to the inci-

dent, said City Clerk Pam Powell. That’s significant because Laird was previously involved in the events that led up to the death of Martin Cotton in 2007 — which became the most expensive liability payout in the police department’s history. After a physical altercation with police, where at least one witness said Cotton was punched, kneed, kicked and hit with a baton, Cotton died in the Humboldt County jail. Neither Laird nor other officers involved were charged in Cotton’s death, but in a 2011 civil suit against the city, a jury awarded Cotton’s family $4 million — along with smaller payments from officers, including Laird. The Cotton claim was the biggest single payout on behalf of the city of Eureka in the last 10 years, and the only significant payout to an individual, said REMIF General Manager Mark Ferguson. REMIF paid $172,000 to Cotton’s family. A “superpool,” made up of approximately 150 joint power authorities like REMIF, paid the rest of the $4 million awarded to the family. Disasters such as fires and floods may ring up expenses that require REMIF to tap into its superpool, Ferguson said, but it’s rare for liability cases. Of nearly 100 claims against the City of Eureka’s police department between Jan. 18, 2000 and Dec. 21, 2012, 18 were filed for excessive force or brutality, injuries caused by EPD or wrongful death. The Cotton claim was the most notable of those filings, and the most costly to REMIF, though Ferguson said it’s unclear how many of those claims cost the pool money. It’s particularly rare, he said, for REMIF to pay out claims to an individual. He couldn’t say how many times that had happened — REMIF’s database doesn’t allow them to sort claims that way. Aside from the Cotton claim, the last payment to a claimant that Ferguson could remember was a 2005 payout to plaintiffs who had been pepper-sprayed while protesting logging practices in 1997. Officers swabbed pepper spray into the eyes of protestors who, in separate instances, had chained themselves together in Pacific Lumber Co. headquarters and Rep. Frank Riggs’ office in Eureka. Their award: $1 apiece. Still, Ferguson said, that was a costly suit for REMIF because they paid attorney fees to defend Eureka in the eight-year-long suit. That’s not uncommon. In several highprofile police shootings, including Cheri Lyn Moore and Christopher Burgess, claims were filed against the city, but the city eventually prevailed and no damages were awarded to family members. REMIF continued on next page


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still paid for attorneys and investigations into the claims — around $40,000 in Burgess’ case, according to Ferguson. If a claim against the city makes it to litigation, it will cost REMIF money. But excessive force cases are not the only claims against the department. Of $640,000 spent defending or paying out claims against the police department, $220,000 was spent on nine bodily injury claims — $170,000 of that the Cotton case. The rest of the bodily injury claim payments came from car accidents. REMIF paid between $300 and $12,000 per incident, which included Police Chief David Douglas rear-ending a car in 2004 and an officer hitting a woman in a wheelchair with his car in 2011. In those cases, the money was likely paid to the city or the citizen — depending who was at fault — to reimburse medical costs or auto repairs, said REMIF Claims Analyst Elena Piazzisi. Another $350,000 was spent defending personal injury claims that REMIF General Manager Ferguson described as personnel matters. Those, he said, are often much costlier for REMIF, whether or not an award is issued. “They’re really heavily investigated. Personnel issues are really tough.” Jenny Emery, executive director of the national Association of Governmental Risk Pools, said joint agreements between cities — which began in the late 1970s — have saved taxpayers billions of dollars. “Basically, it grew out of a lack of interest on the part of the traditional insurance industry of providing the kind of insurance and risk management that the public agencies wanted,” she said. Now, Emery says, 80 percent of public entities such as schools, counties, cities and special districts are members of insurance pools. “They’re basically not for profit, mutual insurance companies,” she said. “They pay


the claims that insurance companies used to pay. They actually work to get rid of the losses instead of paying the losses and raising the premiums next year.” REMIF, by tapping the spending power of 15 agencies, is able to negotiate better prices from insurance companies. “Whenever you get more dollars together you get more bargaining power,” Ferguson said. “The basis of a premium is you pay for your claims eventually. If cities have a lot of bad accidents, their premium goes up. Average premium is pretty stable. No matter how good a program you have, eventually a bad claim will come out.” Claims are often the only tool that citizens have to report and combat police abuse. John McGinness, a consultant for California Peace Officers Association, called arrests and prosecutions of officers for on-duty misconduct a “very rare occurrence.” Despite the scarcity of prosecutions, McGinness said an “overwhelming majority” of complaints — he estimated 90 percent during his 30-plus year tenure as the Sacramento County Sheriff — come from fellow officers. McGinness chalks that up to modern training. “Things have changed a lot since the early ’90s: Rodney King and events to follow,” he said. “Good people drawn to police work are not inclined to tolerate that kind of conduct on the part of their colleagues.” Administrative consequences are more common than prosecutions, and civil suits are sometimes brought against officers in brutality and assault claims where criminal charges are not. “To prevail in a civil suit for excessive force — first of all it only takes a mere preponderance of evidence; it doesn’t establish guilt beyond a reasonable doubt,” McGinness said. “It’s a completely differ-

ent arena for standards of proofs.” Vicki Sarmiento, a civil rights lawyer who’s specialized in police abuse cases for 15 years, said it’s still uncommon for claims to make it all the way to a trial. Many people who suffer abuse at the hands of police are indigent or minorities. “It’s a hard process,” she said. “A lot of times they get shooed away from complaining.” That means turning to an expensive attorney — out of the question for many homeless and poor victims. Sarmiento fought and won the civil case for Martin Cotton’s family — though she’s based out of Los Angeles County and practices primarily in Southern California. She’s been told by local activists that there’s a lack of attorneys in the Eureka area willing to take on potential abuse cases — but couldn’t verify if that was true. And though she’s been asked to take on cases since the Cotton victory, there’s only so much she can do from so far away. Sarmiento said she hasn’t seen the policy changes that she and her colleagues hoped for when they began challenging excessive force cases. “Unfortunately, it’s very widespread,” she said. “There doesn’t seem to be much change, which is disappointing.” Despite a victory in the Cotton case, Sarmiento was bothered by a quote from Chief Murl Harpham in a Times-Standard article following the verdict: “Juries are unpredictable,” he said. “That means that the findings in that case would not have the kind of impact we were hoping it would have on the department,” Sarmiento said. ● Emily Hamann and Jeremy Smith-Danford from Marcy Burstiner’s investigative reporting class at HSU contributed to this report.

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Central Valley Irrigators Threaten Lawsuit

Another round of the all-too-familiar fight over Trinity and Klamath waters has pulled North Coast congressmen and Central Valley irrigators into the mix. The Bureau of Reclamation (BOR) — which controls the release of water from the Trinity Reservoir — announced last week that it was considering an extra release of Trinity water this year in anticipation of a large salmon run on the Klamath. The bureau similarly upped Trinity River flows last year, in an effort to prevent a repeat of the 2002 fish kill, when low flows and high temperatures on the Klamath contributed to the spread of disease and killed an estimated 33,000 to 65,000 salmon. But a group of Central Valley irrigators has threatened to sue the bureau because some Trinity Reservoir water is pumped into the Central Valley. The Herald and News reports that the San Luis and Delta-Mendota Water Authority has filed a 60-day notice of intent to sue the bureau regarding its plan to release water

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downstream. Meanwhile, congressmen Jared Huffman, Mike Thompson and George Miller signed a letter to Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell, urging her to respond to questions about the Bureau of Reclamation’s long-term intentions with Trinity River water and to increase flows this year “to avert a potential environmental, economic and cultural disaster.” In an email last week, Hoopa Valley Tribe member Regina Chichizola said water planning on the Trinity, Klamath and Sacramento rivers needs to be coordinated. “We have warned for years that the BOR shorting the Klamath River to benefit the Klamath farmers and relying on the Trinity, the Klamath’s largest tributary, to avoid a fish kill could lead to a battle between the Klamath and Central Valley farmers,” she wrote. View the Bureau of Reclamations proposed release plan online at http:// cfm?Project_ID=14366. Public comment is being accepted until July 31. ●

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ing and playing catch on breaks. “I’m no pitcher, but I’ll make it,” he said.

Right over the Plate

Watching the Giants is too painful these days. Instead, tune into the Oakland A’s game on Thursday at 7 p.m. and see hometown boy Greg Collins toss out the first pitch! Collins, an associate archaeologist for California State Parks at Fort Humboldt, won the honor this past December in a Twitter contest sponsored by the A’s. He was with his family at a wildlife sanctuary in Loleta when he won the grand prize of four THE COLLINS BOYS tickets IN TEAM COLORS. and the PHOTO COURTESY OF GREG COLLINS. opening pitch. Apparently his family was giving him a hard time for tweeting on their walk. Originally a Dodgers fan (judge not, Humboldt), Collins converted to the A’s when he moved north. And who can resist rooting for the A’s since they signed McKinleyville High alum John Jaso? Collins will bring his mother, wife and son to the game on Thursday, four days shy of his 40th birthday. Until then, he’ll be practic-


Krill Kill

For weeks now, beach-goers from Bodega Bay to Newport, Ore., have encountered ribbons of pink bedecking their ocean shorelines. It’s krill — millions of the shrimpy critters, many of them impregnated females. A marine ecologist based in Eureka is trying to pinpoint what’s causing this major whale staple to wash ashore in such numbers. According to Our Ocean, Sea Grant Coastal Specialist Joe Tyburczy, along with researchers from NOAA, Humboldt State University and Oregon State University, is going to examine several possible reasons for the beachings, including: “Winds. Mating swarms of krill at the surface may have been pushed ashore by strong storm winds. “Low-oxygen waters may have contributed to the mortality event by driving masses of krill to shallower-thannormal waters, where oxygen levels are higher, but the animals are also more vulnerable to wind-driven currents. “A krill pathogen or parasite could have played some role. Some krill have washed up alive, and there have been many reports of surprisingly little predation by birds.” If it turns out to be a parasite, there’s sci-fi-like precedent for such horrors. In




2003, National Geographic reported on the discovery of a “one-celled parasite that causes a grisly and fatal infection in krill. Masses of the parasite grow inside the krill, eat its organs, divide, and then burst out of their host’s dead body in search of new victims.” Brr, Fringe-worthy chills. But let’s not get ahead of ourselves. A story by the Santa Rosa Press Democrat said “[s]cientists and fishermen have noted an abundance of krill this year, drawing a concentration of whales off the Marin and Sonoma coasts and putting hefty salmon on anglers’ lines.” The PD reported that scientists, including our man Tyburczy, don’t expect the die-offs to put a serious dent in the prolific krill’s population. ● BY HEIDI WALTERS / THURSDAY, JULY 18 AT 2:54 P.M.

Gold in Them Thar Stars

Scientists have discovered what they believe might be the original mother lode

— and it’s in an “exploding star system “3.9 billion lightyears away,” according to a report in the Los Angeles Times today: “All the gold in the cosmos may have come from stellar cataclysms — the collision of two neutron stars, which sends bursts of particles and radiation into the universe.” The research was conducted by a team at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, led by Edo Berger. The researchers estimate that in the one star burst they saw there was an associated “10 times the moon’s mass in gold.” Add to that all the gold from all the bursts since time began, the researchers told the LAT, and you get “all the gold in the universe” — including the stuff embedded in Earth and glittering in our creeks and rivers. All the gold in the universe. Tempting, Midas, isn’t it? Then again, these goldlaying explosions are happening 3.9 billion light-years away. That’s a fer distance. And, as Berger notes, even if some resourceful space-traveling gold miners could access all that treasure, then the element would lose its treasure status because “the price would plummet.” So, it’d become just another industrial workhorse, albeit a non-tarnishing and rather pretty one. Better stick to gold panning and Earthmoving for now, miners, and your fight to bring back dredging privileges. ●

Kai “The Hatchet-Wielding Hitchhiker” tried to kill himself yesterday in a New Jersey jail where he’s being held on murder charges, Gawker reports. He was hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries. Kai — born Caleb McGillivary — was arrested in May after police found a 73-year-old New Jersey lawyer Joseph Galfy dead in his home. The two reportedly met by chance in Times Square before returning to Galfy’s home. An Arcata Plaza habitué, Kai rocketed to Internet fame after he stopped an attack on a PG&E worker in February. He has pleaded not guilty to the murder charge. ● BY EMILY HAMANN / TUESDAY, JULY 16 AT 5:19 P.M.

E-books at HumCo Library

Did you know you can check out ebooks from the library? The service has been in place since last year, and Victor Zazueta, the library director, is now confident enough in the program that he wants everyone to know about it. The Humboldt County Library provides free e-books and digital audiobooks for checkout and download anytime, anywhere. To check out an e-book, visit the library website and click on “eBooks.” The books are still only available to library cardholders. The books are available across a variety of devices including Apple and Android smartphones and tablets, computers running Mac, Windows and

come, first served” principle of Western water law. ● BY EMILY HAMANN / TUESDAY, JULY 16 AT 1:51 P.M.

Baby Red Panda!

She doesn’t even have a name yet, but she’s already been on television. The closed-circuit cameras and monitors are up and running at the Sequoia Park Zoo, so zoo visitors can see inside the den of the new red panda cub. The 4-week-old cub is healthy and growing steadily. From a zoo press release: At nearly four weeks old, the cub is not yet mobile, but her eyes are just beginning to open. Zoo veterinarian Dr. Kevin Silver examined the cub briefly while mom was out eating bamboo, and found her to be healthy and strong. “She has gained weight steadily since birth, and mom is doing a great job nursing and grooming her,” he said. Last week a handful of lucky visi-

tors were watching when Stella Luna brought her cub out of the den for the first time. She carried her around for a few minutes and even nursed her on exhibit. She returned the cub to one of the dens again after about five minutes, cutting the debut short. Red panda mothers typically move their cubs to new dens frequently during the first three months after birth. The baby won’t be out exploring the exhibit on her own until later in August. Zoo officials will be announcing plans for naming the cub soon. More photos are online at www.northcoastjournal. com. ●


Water Shut-offs Won’t Stop

Ranchers facing water shut-offs in the Upper Klamath Basin lost a bid to keep their water rights intact while they appeal a state decision that granted Klamath Tribes senior water rights earlier this year. Klamath Falls Judge Cameron Wogan declined to put the state’s recognition of tribal rights on hold, the Associated Press reports, because an appeal could take 10 years and would violate the “first


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Linux and e-readers such as the Kindle Fire. Zazueta said people with a Humboldt County Library card get access to more copies of popular titles than cardholders from other libraries because the county pays a bit extra for the service, which it splits with other Northern California libraries. “It’s a good investment for us,” Zazueta said. “It gives us access to really current material.” That material includes popular titles such as George R.R. Martin’s Game of Thrones series and recent titles such as the latest book in James Patterson’s Alex Cross series, released in February. Another advantage of checking out ebooks is that there are no late fees. “They return themselves,” Zazueta said. The files should erase themselves from devices after the due date. So far the service has been a success; The circulation of e-books has almost doubled so far this year compared to last year. “The trend will be toward a digital library in the future,” Zazueta said. ●





Run Out L on a Rail

ast week, in a meeting filled with passionate arguments, surprise twists and dark insinuations, Arcata City Councilmember Alexandra Stillman had her appointment to the North Coast Railroad Authority rescinded by the same committee that appointed her in May. And after some confusion, a vote, more confusion and two re-votes, she was replaced on the NCRA board by Fortuna Mayor Doug Strehl. The meeting was sparsely attended, the committee obscure, and the appointment relatively minor in terms of political power. But the showdown revealed a lot about how hopes for a railroad are influencing Humboldt County politics. It was a battle between two competing visions for our region’s future — one that sees the return of freight trains leading us to economic salvation and another that considers that prospect mere fantasy, a pipe dream distracting us from achievable goals. The meeting also revealed the power dynamics at play in Eureka, where pressure gets applied behind closed doors and team allegiance trumps independent thought. The result of last week’s meeting was a “win” — albeit a messy one — for die-hard rail boosters, who viewed Stillman’s support of environmental causes and rails with trails as a deviation from scripture. Her May appointment to the NCRA board had been challenged by Eureka attorney Bill Bertain, who argued that it was invalid because of a procedural technicality. Established by the state legislature in 1989, the NCRA is governed by a nine-

person board representing Humboldt, Mendocino, Sonoma and Marin counties. It manages a railroad right-of-way that runs from the southeastern end of Sonoma County down to Novato and then north to Humboldt Bay. The agency’s mission is to “maintain” rail service. Most of the line has been inactive and decomposing for 15 years, though freight service recently resumed in Marin and Sonoma counties. Here in Humboldt County, the NCRA has repeatedly nixed trail and environmental projects along the route on the theory that the line should be preserved for the return of trains — despite the fact that there are no plans to reopen the line. In the two meetings Stillman attended as an NCRA board member she helped clear the way for a fish restoration project on Woodman Creek, a tributary of the Eel River. Last Tuesday’s showdown happened at a meeting of the Mayor’s City Selection Committee, which comprises the mayors of the county’s seven incorporated cities. In one of the afternoon’s many twists, Eureka City Councilmember Mike Newman was sitting in for Mayor Frank Jager. That’s significant because back on May 16, Jager voted with the 4-2 majority to appoint Stillman. Newman and others on the City Council wanted to switch Eureka’s allegiance and vote for Strehl, which would put Ferndale Mayor Stuart Titus, who missed the May meeting, in the role of tie-breaker. The vote came as a new study predicts a $600 million price tag for restoring the north-south route to Humboldt Bay, and a cost in excess of $1 billion to build a

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new line heading east. The early stages of the meeting were occupied with more-or-less friendly debate about whether the matter even warranted reconsideration. Was the procedural snafu that Bertain alleged legitimate? Dave Tranberg, legal counsel for the Humboldt County Association of Governments, said that Stillman’s appointment was probably legal, but it couldn’t hurt to go back and re-do the vote, just so any aggrieved parties (such as Bertain) had no legal ground to stand on. After some debate, Stillman’s appointment was rescinded, despite “no” votes from Arcata Mayor Shane Brinton, Blue Lake Mayor Sherman Schapiro and Trinidad Mayor Julie Fulkerson. The stage was set for an anticipated 3-3 tie and a Titus tie breaker. But Titus had a surprise planned: After some diplomatic throat-clearing, he nominated himself for the vacant position, arguing that he’d been doing a lot of research on rail authority issues recently and could be considered a middleground candidate. The room was stunned. Fulkerson, with mock delight, turned to Newman and said, “C’mon, jump in!” as if encouraging him to join the growing list of candidates. She smiled. “This is a great twist.” With three candidates now on the floor, the public weighed in — mostly government-meeting regulars voicing support for either Stillman (“strong leader,” “open minded,” “trails”) or Strehl (“jobs,” “rail first,” “jobs”). More than an hour into the meeting, the mayors themselves argued their positions, with none arguing more forcefully

than Fulkerson. She expressed appreciation for Stillman’s political achievements over the years and suggested that her appointment was being jeopardized by back-room politics. “We have a viable, strong candidate on the board who’s already attended two [NCRA] meetings,” Fulkerson said. “And what the heck does it look like that we’re having this hour-long discussion and changing our minds? For what reason? Something I was not privy to. Something that went on behind closed doors.” After singing Stillman’s praises a bit more, Fulkerson returned to the political mystery. “I don’t know what happened in Eureka. Frank [Jager] was here last time. He saw that this was an opportunity to build bridges, to do something inside the county and outside that would make a difference. And something happened. And I don’t think it’s going to be discussed. But I find it offensive. ... “I just think we need to stick with our decision,” she continued, “and hopefully move this forward without too many people hearing about it, because it’s embarrassing, frankly.” When it came time to vote, Fulkerson, Brinton and Schapiro backed Stillman. Newman, Rio Dell Mayor Jack Thompson and Strehl himself picked Strehl. And Titus voted for Titus. 3-3-1. Confusion ensued. What was the procedure in case of a tie? A majority of the board was needed to make an appointment, it was agreed. And if the committee failed to do so at this meeting, it would probably lose its chance: Appointing rights would fall to Mendocino County. Schapiro asked Titus if he’d withdraw continued on next page


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continued from previous page transformed into one of the busiest ports his candidacy; Titus refused. than a billion dollars, not counting envion the West Coast, an unlikely prospect Fulkerson called on Newman to “honor ronmental mitigations. Restoring the rail given a bevy of competitive disadvanthe spirit” of Jager and switch his vote to along the existing north-south right-oftages, according to the report. Stillman; Newman refused. way — the route that’s under the purview Regardless, Stillman’s skepticism wasn’t The committee voted again — with of the NCRA — would cost more than the reason the committee rescinded her the same result: 3-3-1. $600 million, the report found. In order to appointment — or it wasn’t the stated Finally, Tranberg, the committee’s legal pay for the construction and upkeep of reason, anyway. The stated reason had counsel, found a section in the bylaws to the line, Humboldt Bay would have to be move things along. Elections with multiple candidates are to proceed through a process of elimination, meaning the candidate with the fewest votes — Titus, in this case — gets eliminated. The committee voted again. And this time Titus, no longer alwhole lot of money and a whole lot of cargo. That’s what a draft lowed to vote for himself, cast his report says is necessary to build and pay for a railroad between the vote for Strehl. Samoa Peninsula and the national rail system in the Central Valley. Meeting adjourned. Restoring the north-south line would also cost a bundle — more than $600 million, according to the report. And in order to maintain a viable railroad, Humboldt Bay would have to be transformed into one of the busiest ports on the West Coast. later, plenty of questions remain Commissioned by the Humboldt Bay Harbor, Recreation and unanswered. For example: Conservation District and financed with $19,500 in Caltrans money, the Was Tuesday’s meeting even report is still in draft stage. In it, BST Associates and Burgel Rail Group, necessary? of Washington and Oregon respectively, say constructing an east-west The Mayors City Selection railroad would cost $1.07 billion to $1.24 billion, depending on the route. Committee had already appointed Three possible routes are identified. One arcs north of Blue Lake a representative to the NCRA then down toward State Route 36. The second snakes south through board, choosing Stillman over Eureka, Loleta and Fortuna to Alton, where it turns east. And the third Strehl at its May 16 meeting by a heads south along 67 miles of existing rail lines before punching east RAIL ROUTE 1, BLUE LAKE TO REDDING vote of 4-2. But the choice rankled through the mountains near Fort Seward. local train enthusiasts — includThe ground underneath all three routes would be problematic. “The ing at least three members of the geology of the North Coast Range presents significant challenges for the Eureka City Council along with Bill sufficient siting of a railroad alignment,” the report notes. The authors Bertain, a Eureka attorney who’s spotted numerous landslides along the proposed routes and warn, “If an been stumping for the east-west active or ancient (inactive) slide is discovered, then mitigation must be rail for more than two decades. proposed and implemented. Even then, a slide can be reactivated with In Bertain’s May 30 letter to devastating and costly consequences.” the committee, he argued that Among the report’s findings: Stillman should be disqualified • For the east-west rail to be economically feasible, Humboldt Bay not only because of a procedural would need to ship 11.5 million to 18.5 million metric tons per year — technicality in her appointment more than Seattle, Tacoma, Vancouver, Stockton, Long Beach or Los but also because of her past Angeles. public remarks. “I believe she has • Humboldt Bay would likely need a deeper navigation channel to consistently and vocally opposed handle that much cargo. “Such a deepening project would likely be the return of freight service to RAIL ROUTE 2, ALTON TO REDDING costly.” Humboldt County,” Bertain wrote, without citing any examples. Still• The Samoa Peninsula would probably need new rail infrastructure, a man told the Journal last week bulk terminal, a new dock, storage facilities and handling equipment. that she’s not opposed to freight; • The annual maintenance cost for the east-west rail could range from rather she’s a “skeptic” and a “real$18 million to $20 million. ist” who’s doubtful that rail will prove financially feasible anytime • For the most part, rail distances from the Sacramento Valley to Humin the foreseeable future. boldt Bay don’t offer shippers an advantage over existing ports. The day after our conversation, • “In conclusion,” the report says in something of an understatement, a draft report found its way online, “development of rail service to Humboldt County is likely to be both and its results validate her skeptihigh cost and high risk.” cism. (See sidebar at right.) Commissioned by the Humboldt Bay The final report will be presented at Thursday’s Harbor District meeting. Harbor, Recreation and Conservation District, the report estimates — Grant Scott-Goforth and Ryan Burns the cost of building a new rail line over the steep and crumbly mountains to our east at more RAIL ROUTE 3, EEL RIVER CANYON

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to do with a very peculiar rule buried in the committee’s bylaws. Bertain’s letter called attention to this obscure edict, which states that if a candidate wants to submit a letter expressing his or her intention to seek an appointment, he or she must submit it at least three weeks before the meeting where the appoint-


ment gets made. Three weeks is an unusually long lead time for such a provision. By comparison, the Ralph M. Brown Act, California’s open-meetings law, requires only 72 hours’ notice for public meetings. Even more confounding is this: Because such letters of intention aren’t required of candidates, the rule sets up an entirely unnecessary hurdle. Any viable candidate who wants the appointment can simply show up at the meeting and throw his or her name in the hat (exactly as Titus did last Tuesday). Blue Lake Mayor Sherman Schapiro appeared dumbfounded by the logic of this rule at last week’s meeting. “So if neither person submitted any paperwork and just showed up that day we could have voted for them, no problem. Is that true?” Staff confirmed that it was indeed true. “So they made the mistake of turning in paperwork,” Schapiro mused ruefully. Perhaps it was coincidence that Strehl supporters were the only ones who took a stand on principle and insisted the committee follow the letter of this particular law. But to a man (and they were all men), that’s the way they lined up, arguing that Stillman’s appointment must be rescinded. Tranberg, the committee’s legal counsel, theorized that the do-over might be unnecessary, that a judge might find they’d substantively complied with the law. But why risk it, he argued. Best to avoid a lawsuit wherever possible. Bertain’s objection, as he acknowledged in his letter, would have applied to either candidate, Strehl or Stillman, since both submitted letters of interest less than three weeks before the meeting. Would Bertain and other rail enthusiasts have dragged out the rulebook and waived it around if the initial vote had gone their way? That, too, is an unanswered question. Where was Frank? As the committee’s name states, it’s supposed to be comprised of mayors, each representing his or her respective city. Why did Eureka Mayor Frank Jager send City Councilmember Mike Newman in his stead? The Journal has been unable to reach Jager since the meeting to ask him. Councilmember Marian Brady said on Friday that Jager was gone on a weeklong Eagle Scout event. But Brady’s fellow councilmember Lance Madsen confirmed that Jager was still in town last Tuesday, the day of the committee meeting. A closed-session meeting of the Eureka City Council started later that evening, and Newman was a few minutes late because of the drama-filled meeting of the Mayors City Selection Committee. When



Newman showed up at City Hall shortly after 5, Jager was there with the rest of the council, wondering what had kept him, according to Madsen. We asked Newman why Jager couldn’t Providing make the committee meeting, and NewEye Care & Eye Wear man said he wasn’t certain. What reason for over 50 years. did Jager give Newman? “He just wasn’t able to make it,” Newman said. 616 H STREET • EUREKA Regardless, Newman reversed Eureka’s position, voting for Strehl over Stillman, which brings up another question: What happened behind closed doors? It’s clear that Jager got an earful back in May after he voted for Stillman. “None of us knew what Frank was going to do,” northcoastjournal @ncj_of_humboldt Brady said. She, Newman and Madsen all told the Journal that they expressed their displeasure to Jager in separate conversations. “I spoke with Frank and said, ‘Why did this happen?’” recalled Madsen, who, in addition to sitting on the City Council, is president of the Land Bridge Alliance, a private corporation promoting the eastwest rail. The City of Eureka is the lead government agency on the east-west rail endeavor; staff and councilmembers have been (Redwood Drive at Bear Canyon) vigorously promoting the concept for almost a year and a half, gathering letters of support and advocating for a $300,000 feasibility study that would examine many different aspects of the project. HOUSEHOLDS  (It’s worth noting that financial feasibility,  Disposal fee: $5/vehicle*  which was analyzed in the Harbor Dis Disposal Limit: Up to 15 gallons (by  trict’s new study, would not be included container size) or 125 pound limit.  in the analysis proposed by Eureka.) Only Second Ward representative *Additional fees apply for excess disposal amounts and for  Linda Atkins has sounded any notes of City of Fortuna residents: $5/gallon  (by container size)  or  caution, saying that while she supports $7/pound.  the idea of an east-west rail line, she doesn’t believe public money should be BUSINESSES  spent studying it. (Including landlords, religious organizations,   For all of the council’s vocal support schools, non‐profits)  for a new railroad, it never discussed the Call 441‐2005 for appointment  Mayors City Selection Committee appointment to the North Coast Railroad MATERIALS ACCEPTED INCLUDE:  Authority — not publicly anyway. The matter was listed on the council’s June 18 Paint, wet only (Dried paint cans can be thrown in the   Household Cleaners  agenda but got pulled at the last minute. trash with the lid off.)     Mercury Bearing  Both Newman and Madsen told the Jour Used Oil,  Filters and Contaminated Oil  Wastes   nal that they don’t know who pulled it or Auto and Garden Products   Aerosols (w/contents)  why. Brady said she didn’t remember the  Pharmaceuticals & Sharps (in biohazard container)     Batteries  item being pulled at all but guessed that Jager was responsible. On Monday, City Fluorescent (+10, $0.20/ft)  & HID Bulbs (+3, $2.50 ea)  Manager Bill Panos confirmed that Jager Products labeled: Caution, Warning, Toxic, Flammable  had pulled it from the agenda. Atkins blamed “political pressure.” At any rate, NOT ACCEPTING e‐waste, appliances, or explosives.  the topic never came up at that or any other meeting of the Eureka City Council. And yet here is what Newman said at Call HWMA at 441-2005 the Mayors City Selection Committee for more information. last week: “Our council was in discussion, and we Humboldt Waste continued on next page Management Authority


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continued from previous page were behind the appointment of Doug Strehl, so I’d like to make a motion to elect Doug Strehl to this committee. That’s the main reason — I know Frank wasn’t able to be here today. He had some other things he had to do, so I’m stepping in here for that. But in discussion with the rest of the council — the Eureka City Council — we are in support of Doug.” Newman added that Titus would also be an adequate alternative. “Had we known about that [his candidacy] there might have been more discussion there. But we’re more in support of rails first versus trails. We’re in support of rails and trails, but rails first when you’re looking at things. So that’s why the majority of the council was in agreement Eureka City Councilman Mike Newman, serving as mayor pro-tem, voted to rescind Alex Stillman’s with, um, having Doug.” appointment and replace her with Fortuna Mayor Doug Strehl. Among its many provisions, the Photo by Ryan Burns Brown Act states that “a majority of the members of a legislative body” shall not “use a series of communividually. When reminded of the Brown approved of what he did, they must have cations of any kind, directly or through inAct’s prohibition of such communicaviolated the Brown Act,” she said. termediaries, to discuss, deliberate, or take tions Newman backtracked, saying that The Journal called Newman at work action on any item of business” except at a Jager did not tell him he’d spoken with two days after the meeting to ask when public meeting. the rest of the council. “No. He didn’t “the majority of the council” had disWhen Newman’s fellow counciltell me that. ... He had just said that he cussed the matter. Sounding flustered, member Linda Atkins heard about what would rather have — I’m guessing that,” he said, “We hadn’t discussed it publicly. Newman said, she grew suspicious that Newman said. “I’m surmising and I’m putIt was just discussed with Frank, the the rest of the council had discussed the ting words in his mouth.” The fact of the request for who was wanted. ... When issue without her, and without public matter, Newman insisted, was that Jager it was announced that [Alex’s appointknowledge. She told the Journal that she, simply “had a change of opinion.” ment] happened, the majority told Frank for one, hadn’t talked about it with any A couple hours after our conversathat they didn’t like that.” of her fellow councilmembers. “If he said tion, Newman sent an email in hopes of According to Newman, Jager said he’d there was a majority of the council who clarifying. It said, in part, “At the Selecspoken to each councilmember indi-

tion Committee meeting, I misspoke when I stated that the Council had discussed the item. The Council was going to discuss the item to give direction but did not. I acted on behalf of the Mayor as Mayor Pro-Tem and voted in the way that I believe and based on a past vote of the Council where the decision had been made to support trails with rails and the East/West Rail.” This brings up yet another question: Who should Newman have represented? Even if Newman was right that the majority of the council preferred Strehl to Stillman, would it matter? In Eureka, the office of mayor is elected independently, meaning that, unlike most other cities in the county, the mayor is not part of the city council. The Mayors City Selection Committee rules say that if a mayor can’t attend a meeting then a councilmember should attend and vote as the mayor’s representative. The rules don’t offer any direction about whether the mayors’ job is to represent the will of their constituents or of their councils. Newman and Brady believe the latter is more appropriate. Brady referred to Jager as “a delegate” who was “supposed to speak for the council.” When reminded that Jager was elected separately, Brady said she didn’t know what the rules of the Mayors City Selection Committee said, but it doesn’t seem right that a mayor “can just go tearing off on his own and do whatever he feels like.” She allowed that it’s possible that mayors are entitled to act independently on the committee. “I don’t know,” she said. “If that’s the case then I really wouldn’t like that Mayors Select Committee.” Fellow councilmember Atkins had a different take. “We elect a mayor to have independent thinking and do what’s best for the community, and I think that’s why a lot of people voted for Frank,” she said. He and I disagree on a lot of political stuff, but he has some — what would you call it — integrity.” Abdicating his spot to Newman, she suggested, was not an example of that integrity.

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Severe landslides and erosion have left the railroad through the Eel River Canyon in shambles. photos by rick sanchez

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believers is simple and seductive: An active and developed port, combined with a railroad connecting Humboldt Bay to the national rail system, would revitalize the local economy, spurring industry and job growth to levels not seen since the heyday of the timber and fishing indus-

tries. With Humboldt County’s median income well below the state average, this bustling and lucrative future is a tantalizing vision, so it’s understandable that people who doubt its prospects might seem like enemies of progress. But in order to sustain the vision, its adherents have to ignore not just critics but also the mounting evidence that suggests its impossibility. (See sidebar, page 16.) At last week’s meeting, each candidate was given an opportunity to make his or her case, and the differences were stark. Strehl, who has owned a Fortuna shoe store for 30 years, expressed a strong

desire to be appointed to the NCRA board. He explained that shoes from China sometimes get shipped to other West Coast ports and then east to New York before getting transported all the way back across the country to his store. And Strehl expressed his reverence for the history of trains in Humboldt County and his sincere faith in their future. “This county was founded originally for the purpose of moving freight,” he claimed. As the country continues to recover from the recession, he said, Humboldt County must have something “to fire back up.” He cited just one option: “I believe that the railroad is going to be the

lifeblood of this county.” Titus said simply that he understands and appreciates what the railroad has meant to Humboldt County and promised he’d bring a reasoned approach and listen to all comments. Of the three candidates, only Stillman addressed specifics about the current status of the rail corridor and the NCRA. The agency, she said, is almost completely broke. With just $7,000 in its bank accounts last week, staff didn’t even have enough money to pay itself, she explained. The only way to keep it solvent, she argued, is to focus on the southern end of the line down in Marin and So-

noma counties, where trains are already running. In the meantime the agency should be taking advantage of grant money available to nonprofits that want to restore damaged fish habitat along the rail corridor, and it should start selling off surplus property along the right-of-way. And here in Humboldt County, she said, we should be trying to build trails while keeping the right-of-way intact for future rail use. Asked why he ultimately chose Strehl over Stillman, Titus said, “I have no comment.” Asked the same question, Newman’s response was characteristically simple: “Because rail’s first.” l • North Coast Journal • Thursday, July 25, 2013


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yet, even as you unwrap the foil, isn’t something telling you that it’s not quite a meal? Places like Pink’s in Los Angeles and nearly everywhere in Chicago have been loading up heartier hot dogs for years. In Humboldt, fancier franks have popped up here and there, and a rivalry or two have even developed. But rainy

weather can take the old-fashioned joy out of stopping at a cart. Now, in the stately lobby of the Vance Hotel on Second Street, Wolf Dawg is serving up specialty hot dogs with an endless menu of over-the-top toppings and a solid roster of beers. It’ll run you more than a giant Costco dog, but Amy Wolfe

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taurant’s location, including the nearly allglass front and the windowless back room. The brothers Saini are installing flatscreens to play Bollywood movies in the front and rear dining rooms. No buffet here — Indarjeet is cooking dishes order (except for long-cooking curries, of course) in the small kitchen up front. It takes a little longer, but this is the price of non-frozen samosas. Pulao ($9.99$11.99), the saucy cousin of the rice dish

biryani, is prepared Bombay street style, and the saag paneer (spinach curry, $9.99) is of the creamy gravy variety rather than the deep green puree. There is no naan. It’s OK. Let it go and enjoy the firm, fresh cheese in the matter paneer (green pea curry, $9.99) with a warm tortilla-like roti. Or order up the dal (lentil curry) — it’s what Indarjeet makes for himself when he goes home. When the Fifth Street location of Z

& J’s Asian Subs closed, those of us in walking distance felt its loss keenly. (A little dramatic since there’s still one next to Target.) The smoker wasn’t cold for long. Humboldt Smokehouse is still in soft opening stage, but you can smell the double smoked bacon down the street. Dave Isaacs, Steve Macknicki and Rick Crum have built a small but serious menu around their pulled pork and Kansas City beef. Each takes around 22 hours in the smoker and a couple more to rest before serving. The result is tender, tender barbecue. The pulled pork sandwich ($10) comes with crumbled bacon and a grown up coleslaw on a no-frills white burger bun. Don’t be afraid to order the burnt ends — it’s meat from the tips of a brisket, and if you delight in the soft, tasty fat on a good steak or rib, then it’s for you. Order it in a pile in a barbecue box, or on a roll with smoked cheddar, bacon and scallions ($10 each). Light a candle and hope they bring back ribs. Still on the way is the Espresso Fiasco on F Street right downstairs from the Journal offices, and the Black Lightning Motorcycle Café up the street on the corner of 5th. Lunch downtown is looking up. l • North Coast Journal • Thursday, July 25, 2013


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Gender Blender Victor/Victoria’s musical confusion at Ferndale Rep By William S. Kowinski


he stage has long been a place for disguise, and the truths that disguise may reveal. Within the permeable categories of art and entertainment, performers pretend to be who they are not. Gender has often been an element of that disguise, sometimes forced by the sanctions of a given time. Since women weren’t permitted on the Elizabethan stage, a young man in a Shakespearian performance might play a young woman disguised as a man, playfully pretending to be a woman. Add another layer: In many places and in recent times, law as well as societal norms forced homosexuals into a life of disguise. A truer self might be expressed only in the allowed pretense of the stage. Add another layer still: In bad economic times, or simply because of an individual’s dire straits, trickery becomes even more of a survival tool. The general rule for making a living becomes more important and perhaps more extreme: Show them what they want to see. All of this was behind the original power of the 1982 movie, Victor/Victoria — the story of a woman who pretends to be a man performing as a female impersonator. Based on a 1930s German movie, this film suggests the fashion for drag of that earlier era. But it also has the traditional comic delights of trickery gone

wrong, and multiple deceits requiring improvised additional deceptions. In 1982 America was in an acute phase of admitting “sexual preference” into public discussion, soon to be fully outed by AIDS, which got its official name that same year. But more general questioning of masculine and feminine roles was also ongoing. The intimacy of the camera revealed the real human emotion in the midst of confusion related to gender and sexuality, even as comedy relieved some of the uncomfortable pressure. As a movie about live entertainment, Victor/Victoria seemed a natural to be reborn as a musical stage play. Musicals adapted from movies have become a genre, which we’ve seen before on the North Coast and will see again soon. For its Broadway debut in 1995, this musical even had the movie’s composer (Henry Mancini), writer and director (Blake Edwards) and principal star (Julie Andrews.) But some of the complexities of the film as well as complications of the plot were lost. In the version now on stage at Ferndale Repertory Theatre, Victoria (played by Jo Kuzelka) is a starving English choral singer in 1930s Paris who is befriended by Toddy (Craig Benson), an aging gay performer who was just fired from his cabaret job. He introduces her to an influential booking agent (Steve Nobles) as a Polish count

and female impersonator. She becomes a star, soon enthralling a visiting Chicago nightclub owner and mobster, King Marchan (Rigel Schmitt) who is sexually attracted to her/him. And so the wheels begin to spin. Since the part of Victor/Victoria was written for the looks, accent and voice of Julie Andrews, a kind of imitation is inescapable. Jo Kuzelka has the vocal range but also the skills to strongly suggest Andrews, and yet make these tunes her own. Her singing was thrilling at times, and as actor and dancer as well, her performance was impressive and promising. For me, the highlights of the production approached the kind of magic musicals are capable of: the tap-dancing duet of Kuzelka and Benson, the song-anddance number featuring Lela Annotto (outstanding as King’s comically brassy girlfriend) with dancers Dani Gutierrez, Shannon Adams and Islay Dillon-Ogden; and the comic finale with Benson and ensemble. Given the limitations of North Coast stages, we don’t see as much dancing as many musicals allow and need, so what’s presented is especially welcome. Linda Maxwell and Debbie Weist as well as cast members Gutierrez, Annotto and Benson contributed choreography. The dance also particularly helps this time because the songs are undistinguished.

The singing was pleasing and the acting in the major parts was well defined (including Luke Sikora as the mobster’s bodyguard who is involved in a kind of parallel plot.) Still, much of the action seemed awkwardly staged on a crowded yet minimalist set. The live orchestra is a plus, though it was backstage and too muted to add much excitement. The story may be revelatory and heartening to a new generation, but thanks to time and the bluntness of this play, Victor/Victoria has lost much of its edge. And yet, the ambiguities of disguise can still intrigue and entertain. Victor/Victoria is directed by Brad Hills, with musical direction by Dianne Zuleger, production design by Les Izmore and Liz Uhazy, costumes by Erica Frohman, hair and makeup by Josh Tillet. There’s a lively supporting cast. It continues at Ferndale Rep through Aug. 11.

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Not to be outdone, North Coast Repertory Theatre opens a play next weekend written by an actual female impersonator (and contemporary American playwright): The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife, a comedy by Charles Busch. Directed by Scott Malcolm and featuring Gloria Montgomery, Arnold Waddell, Cynthia Kosiak, Denise Ryles and Pryncz Lotoj, it opens on Thursday, July 25. More information at l • North Coast Journal • Thursday, July 25, 2013


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Instructors Susana Arenas and Silfredo La O dancing the conga in the finale of last year’s faculty performance. Photo courtesy of Howie Kaufman

Timeless Dance from Cuba and Beyond By Stephanie Silvia


his weekend presents the opportunity to travel from the evolving landscape of movement that is being called “new dance” all the way back to the ancient roots of Afro-Cuban dance and drum. On Friday, Synapsis in Eureka presents Leslie Castellano and Like Houses Through a Kaleidoscope, a dance and acrobatic stilt performance by two nomadic artists who call themselves Moitié Moitié. Over on the more traditional side of the dance spectrum, HSU’s annual Explorations in Afro-Cuban Dance and Drum workshop culminates in a star-studded faculty concert at the Van Duzer on Saturday evening. In the realm of the new, any venture that movement artist Leslie Castellano is involved in is worth a look-see. Whether she is presenting her own work or another’s in her performance/studio space Synapsis, located in a warehouse on the Eureka waterfront, the experience will dig into perceptions of what dance, movement and physical expression ought to be doing. “New dance” is an umbrella term that encompasses circus skills, like acrobatics, aerial silks, hoop, stilt-walking and fire dancing that are transforming the contemporary dance world, along with physical theater (à la our own Dell‘Arte) and spoken word. Add contact improvisation, a form developed in New York City in the ’60s, when dancers were rejecting formal dance like ballet to experiment

with movements like walking, running, skipping and rolling on the floor. Then add stuff that’s yet to be defined. You’ll get some version of “new dance” and a breed of artist, like Castellano, who is searching for something beyond artifice or decoration, something that speaks to the apocalyptic era we all inhabit. Following Castellano’s piece will be Moitié Moitié, the duo of Isabella Kirouac of Canada and Lea Kiefer of France, urban nomads who have been touring the world for many years while teaching at international contact improvisation festivals. Throughout their travels and dancing, they have created identities from the gestures and movements they inhabit and the memories of all the people and places that have sheltered them. Moving on stilts, which are sometimes attached to both their arms and legs, creates a vulnerability as the women build mobile houses out of scraps of material. They carry these homes on their backs like turtles with only a shell between their soft bodies and the world. But where is home in this rushing world with so many goodbyes and distances in between? Kirouac and Kiefer seek out home through one another in their new piece, Like Houses Through a Kaleidoscope, pushing past the boundaries between contemporary dance, physical theater and acrobatic stilt work. Like Houses Through a Kaleidoscope, by Moitié Moitié, with an opening solo performance by Leslie Castellano and

post-performance concert by Medicine Baul. Friday, July 26 at 8 p.m. at Synapsis Performance and Art Space, 47 West Third St., Eureka. Tickets $10 at the door. For more information, including on a contact improvisation workshop taught by Kirouac and Kiefer, email Leslie Castellano at or call 616-3104.

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and drum are connected in the farthest reaches of human memory. Some of the oldest songs and dances that were outlawed during colonization in America and Africa survived as part of Cuban culture. Since 1996, the Extended Education arm of HSU has presented a week-long intensive packed with classes celebrating the folkloric music, songs and dances of the Afro-Cuban people. In the late ’70s, local teacher and author David Peñalosa began teaching a group of conga drum students in Humboldt County, including the founder of the Afro-Cuban workshop, Howie Kaufman. In the ’80s, and because of travel restrictions to Cuba, a few of the drummers went to Tijuana to study with Afro-Cuban drummers and dancers. “It was cheap,” says Kaufman, who is a lecturer in the HSU music department, “We stayed in the same hotels with the Cubans and had parties and private lessons at night.” Kaufman based the Explorations in AfroCuban Dance and Drum workshop on the

Tijuana model, inviting locals and out-oftowners to spend a week each summer immersed in Afro-Cuban folkloric culture on the HSU campus. And so, Afro-Cuban drumming and dancing found its way north from the Caribbean and up past the Redwood Curtain. The highlight of the intensive, the closing performance, features the instructors, whom Kaufman calls, “the cream of the crop … the Miles Davis, John Coltrane and Thelonious Monk of the Afro-Cuban community.” Singers Lázaro Galarraga and Lázaro Pedroso join a Who’s Who of drummers including Roman Díaz, Ramon “Sandy” Pérez, Rogelio Noño Kindelan, Jesus Diaz, Miguel Bernal Nodal, Michael Spiro, John Santos and Octavio Rodriguez Rivera. The concert opens with sacred dancing and singing to the Orishas, divinities of the Yoruba culture with origins in Nigeria. A battery of drummers and a chorus of singers accompany solos by master dancers Susana Arenas, Danys LaMora Perez and Silfredo La O. Arenas, who began studying at age 12 at the Casa de la Cultura in Matanzas, will dance in a white, voluminous costume adorned with sequins and a crown to evoke the deity Obatala. Arenas uses a variety of steps that have been passed down for generations, but from the waist up she will use movements to convey different aspects of the Orisha. Because Obatala is supposed to be a very old man, she may move slowly or use a cane. Rumba, the national folk music and dance of Cuba, is heavily featured in the intensive and will also be on the program. Cuban rumba is not what you see in ballroom competitions. Usually a duet between a man and a woman, this style of rumba, based on a five-stroke pattern, is a syncopated flirtation. It’s a seduction and a chase — the partners dancing close together with tight movements and breaking apart to attract each other from afar. Much of each year’s show depends on what music and dance inspiration has sparked between the artists during the week of playing and dancing together. As Kaufman says, “all the faculty learn from each other,” which makes for compelling interaction on stage. The grand finale is a Mardi Gras carnival piece in which the workshop students are invited to join their teachers on stage in a joyous cavalcade of hip swinging, skirt swishing, shoulder rolling and foot moving along with the endless rhythms of the drumming. Explorations in Afro-Cuban Dance and Drum Faculty Concert, Saturday, July 27 at 8 p.m. in the Van Duzer Theater on the HSU campus. Tickets $10 at the door. For more information call 826-3731 or go to l • North Coast Journal • Thursday, July 25, 2013


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alcyon trails wandering around reedy ponds and grassy meadows give little sign of the tumultuous history of the 307-acre Arcata Marsh and Wetlands Sanctuary. Two years after passage of the Federal Clean Water Act of 1972, the State of California prohibited discharge of wastewater into bays and estuaries without “enhancement.” Instead of buying into a proposed $25 million regional wastewater treatment plant on the Samoa spit, a few visionary engineers, biologists and politicians saw an opportunity to treat Arcata’s wastewater locally, utilizing natural wetlands processes. The ensuing debate morphed into Arcata’s decade-long “wastewater wars,” culminating in a victory for local treatment. Today, the combined treatment plant and publicly accessible wetlands provide wildlife habitat and recreational opportunities, while purifying the City’s wastewater. Before 1974, the area was a mess of lumbermill detritus, an abandoned landfill (“Mount Trashmore”) and polluted ponds, all of which acted as a barrier to public access to the Bay. Today, we all get to stroll or run along the shoreline. The 20-year-old Arcata Marsh Interpretive Center stands next to the site of what was once a mill. The landfill, now sealed with a thick layer of bay mud, is a flower-filled meadow, and new ponds attract hundreds of species of birds and mammals. Three of those ponds are an essential part of Arcata’s sewage treatment plant. Here’s how it all works: Primary treatment: Arcata’s wastewater initially passes through a conventional primary treatment system. After screening out inorganic materials, raw sewage is sent to a pair of clarifiers (26 and 60 feet in diameter), which settle out most of the remaining suspended solids. These solids are pumped, in the form of a thick sludge, to digesters. Finally, the dried sludge is mixed with chipped yard waste and marsh penny wart to create compost for landscaping. Meanwhile, liquid effluent from






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the clarifiers is pumped into oxidation ponds for secondary treatment. Secondary treatment: A key measure of the efficiency in a sewage treatment system is the reduction of Biochemical Oxygen Demand (BOD). That’s the amount of dissolved oxygen needed to break down organic material (the stuff that makes sewage sewage) into benign liquids and gases. Secondary treatment usually requires removal of at least half the BOD and reduction of whatever suspended solids remain after primary treatment. Arcata’s 55 acres of oxidation ponds accomplish this by allowing further settling while promoting algae growth. Algae generates oxygen (taking care of the BOD) through photosynthesis, while simultaneously consuming nitrogen and phosphorus by producing nutrient-eating bacteria and microbes. Tertiary treatment: Arcata’s three treatment marshes continue to reduce BOD, as well as removing dead algae and any lingering suspended solids. Chlorine disinfection kills any pathogens in the water, while sulfur dioxide, in turn, removes the chlorine. The treated, clarified, disinfected effluent is now ready for tertiary treatment in three “enhancement marshes,” named after three of the visionaries referred to above: George Allen, Bob Gearheart and Dan Hauser. Nutrients in the remaining suspended solids nourish algae, fungi, bacteria and microorganisms among the roots of the marsh plants, which symbiotically further decontaminate the effluent. Some seven weeks after first entering the treatment facility, purifed wastewater is released into the Bay. Arcata’s system has become an internationally recognized model for treating wastewater as a resource to be used, rather than a problem to be overcome. And we walkers, runners and bird-watchers are the fortunate beneficiaries. l Barry Evans ( wishes all communities could treat their sewage as ingeniously and efficiently as Arcata does. • North Coast Journal • Thursday, july 25, 2013


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How to go out and have a good time By Jennifer Savage


t has come to our attention that some folks need a little primer on how to make out at live music gigs. Yes, the sweet aphrodisiac of sound — whether it’s slow caresses as the indie band twinkles dreamy songs or aggressive booty squeezing during the DJ’s dance set — music often puts people in the mood for making sweet, sweet love. Which is great — except if you’re leg-humping in the corner of the Alibi or sucking mad face in a booth at the Jambalaya, at some point, the people around you are going to get grossed out. Unrestrained lust is kind of like hair — luxurious when it belongs to you, but you don’t want to find someone else’s in your food. As members of society, we must agree on a few guidelines to ensure the greater public good. Kissing: Yummy, isn’t it? Brief bouts are adorable. But if you’re drooling or your lipsmacking sounds are drowning out the bass, that’s a sign to take a break. Touching: If you can’t keep your hands off the parts of your date’s body designed for procreation, then take it elsewhere. You’re not paying attention to the band at this point anyway. Leg-humping/grinding: Don’t. Just don’t. Actual sex: Let me tell you a story. One time this guy and this woman decided get busy in the men’s bathroom at the Alibi — eew — and then she passed out, which meant the staff had to get involved and, well, it was not a good scene for anyone. Also, small town. Be Brave Bold Robot. Very, very small town. This is why bedrooms and cars were invented.

Thursday pairing

Now that we’ve covered PDA etiquette, let’s take a moment to talk about being prepared — if you’re going out

solo, chances are you might hook up with a fellow music lover, and if you’re on a date, then hopefully you’re going to wrap up the night on a good, good note, right? And who’s got your back, married or single, straight or gay, monogamous or poly? Six Rivers Planned Parenthood, that’s who! Start your Thursday socializing early at 4 p.m. with Roaring for Choice, featuring drinks, electro-swing jams and 1920s-themed festivities at the SpeakEasy. All proceeds go to support reproductive health care and education programs at Six Rivers Planned Parenthood. This is a 21-and-over event. You’ll need to hit Roaring For Choice early, because Thursday night, the only place to be is at Back on Their Feet, a fundraiser for the Journal’s Bob Doran and Jessicurl founder Jess McGuinty at Humboldt Brews. That show of community appreciation for two of our best-known members kicks off at 8 p.m. and is sure to fill quickly. Get the whole scoop in last week’s Journal or online at

BBBR doubleshot

Moving on to Friday night, I’m so pleased to announce the return of Be Brave Bold Robot to Humboldt County. Reviewers apply the “singer-songwriter” label so easily without much regard for lyrical quality, so when someone like Dean Haakenson, a writer who actually understands and excels at the craft, comes along, wordplay-loving hearts leap in appreciation. The easy comparison, soundwise, is Mumford & Sons and the Lumineers — Be Brave Bold Robot’s music emanates from an ethereal place, interlaces strands of love, humor and slyness together into a folk pop delight. Sample via

Saturday, part one

You’re encouraged to hit the Friday BBBR show, however, because Saturday already forces you to choose between two parties. First, Roll on the Mattole runs from noon till midnight out in the rolling hills and golden meadows of the Mattole Valley with live music from Fruition, Moonshine Mountain Band, Giraffe Dodgers, Dedicated Maniacs, Lyndsey Battle, Fickle Hillbillies, Orphan in the Afterlife and Lost Coast Marimbas. In addition to the music, food, drinks, crafts and kid zone, ROTM highlights the skills rural firefighters must bring to the job with the Wildland Firefighters’ Challenge, a very cool competition under some very hot conditions. Admission is $25, $20 students/seniors, and children 12-and-under are free with an adult. No dogs or glass bottles.

compassing and boisterous philosophy by promoting the “sing-along, stomp-along” style of performance that shows off the string band’s roots. They’re anything but comatose. Give a listen at then catch them at HumBrews on Saturday night. Tickets are $15, show is 21-and-over.

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“Our country, like any other country, is an imagined community … with mutally agreed upon terms of geography, history and identity. If those could change ... just ask a ghost town. Or a river that’s been diverted.” So says William Tyler on the teaser video for his latest album Impossible Truth as guitar notes shimmer along the sonic landscape. The Nashville-based guitar player infuses his playing with

William Tyler.

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But wait! That’s not all! BBBR graces us with not one, but two shows this weekend! The first happens at The Logger Bar in Blue Lake — props once again to Kate Martin and friends, who’ve done such a fine job elevating The Logger into a truly glorious establishment — and includes John Ludington, who employs similarly nimble word antics and impossible guitar playing, plus the ever-buzz-generating Lyndsey Battle. Start time is 8 p.m. and the show is 21-and-over. Can’t make it? Then hit up the Palm Lounge on Saturday night when BBBR joins Portland’s Trask River Redemption. That show starts at 9 p.m. and is also 21-and-over.

Saturday, part two

Everyone I know who’s seen The Brothers Comatose raves about how great they are live. Two of the members, Alex and Ben Morrison, grew up together in a home that was apparently one long musical party. From the band’s bio: “The Morrison house was a the Brothers Comatose. gathering place for local musicians — everyone would bring an instrument, call out tunes, call out changes, and just play for hours.” Says Brothers Comatose bassist Gio Benedetti: “I learned more in that living room than in any class I ever took.” The brothers, along with Beneditti, Philip Brezina and Ryan Avellone continue this bighearted, all-en-

poetry, a tricky thing to do when you write with melody, not words. The music is beautiful the way being at the river is beautiful, seemingly simple elements fusing into a calm that settles through your whole body. He’s also not unknown — he’s played with Lambchop, Bonnie “Prince” Billy and Charlie Louvin, and will be performing with Ty Segall next month — so the fact he’s playing Monday night at the Palm Lounge feels like a big deal. Listen at Joining him are Eureka’s The Tweeners, purveyors of beatnik psychedelica meets gutterbucket noise, and Electro Saloon, an attractive side project between members of Strix Vega and Patronus.


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Don’t forget your skateboard at the fourth annual JESUS ROCKS THE REDWOODS! Christian musicians from Humboldt County and beyond will rock the day away this Saturday at Richardson Grove RV Park. There will also be a half-pipe and rails, food and vendor booths, and entry is free. Featured artists include Godzown (pictured), Alluvus, Supernaturally Blessed and the Men of Action Quartet.

In the mood for a movie night on Saturday? You have two choices: THE PRINCESS BRIDE at Los Bagels, the classic tale about love, twue wuv, or you could watch a giant shark devour hapless beachgoers in JAWS, which is playing at the Eureka Theater and sponsored by Mr. Fish Seafood.

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Roaring for Choice. 4-11 p.m. The SpeakEasy, 411 Opera Alley, Eureka. Great Gatsby! It’s a Prohibition-era retro fundraiser for Six Rivers Planned Parenthood with drinks and electro-swing jams. Free. Summer Concert Series. 6 p.m. C Street Market Square, Foot of C Street, Eureka. Open-air music on Eureka’s waterfront. Free.


The Allergist’s Wife. 8 p.m. North Coast Repertory Theatre, 300 Fifth St., Eureka. Opening night of Charles Busch’s comedy about a woman on the verge of a breakdown who is revived by a visit from an old friend. This performance is a benefit for the cast and crew, with a champagne reception afterward. $15. 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 needs to secure an inheritance from his miserable old uncle, Geronte. boxoffice@redwoodcurtain. com. 443-7688.


Back on their Feet: A Benefit Concert and Silent Auction for Jessica McGuinty and Bob Doran. 8 p.m. Humboldt Brews Bar & Grill, 856 10th St., Arcata. A benefit concert and silent auction for Jessica McGuinty and the Journal’s own Bob Doran. Featuring mistress of ceremonies Sherae O’Shaughnessy and music by The Trouble, Gunsafe and Missing Link DJs Matt and Adam. Comedy by Bah-Dum-Chh’s Kim Hodges. $10. www.


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

The annual fundraiser for the Honeydew volunteer firefighters is not, unfortunately, a scantily clad carwash. It is, however, ROLL ON THE MATTOLE, featuring a firefighters challenge, crafts, a kids’ zone and bands like Giraffe Dodgers (pictured), Fruition and Lost Coast Marimbas. So it’s not a total loss, then.


5 P.M. for the Five Demands. 5-8 p.m. Arcata Plaza, Ninth and G streets. PARC and Redwood Curtain CopWatch invite you to weekly informational demonstrations in solidarity with the California prisoner hunger strike. Free. prisonerhungerstrikesolidarity. 442-7465.


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.




East Teases West Burly-Q Revue. 9 p.m. Arcata Playhouse, 1251 Ninth St. An evening of cabaret with NYC’s The Love Show and the Red Raven Follies from Eugene, Ore. Featuring local performers Susie Kidd, Don Hussman, Margarita Mercedes and Shea Freelove. $10. 845-5842.



World Dance and Live Music. 8 p.m. St. Alban’s Episcopal Church, 1675 Chester Ave., Sunny Brae. Humboldt Folk Dancers invite the public for a one-hour lesson followed by dancing to the folk band Chubritza at 9 p.m. at Robert Goodman Wines. All ages and dance levels are welcome. $3 for dance lesson. 496-6734. 786-5483.

The Allergist’s Wife. 8 p.m. North Coast Repertory Theatre. Benefit performance for Hospice of Humboldt. See July 25 listing. The Heir Apparent. 8 p.m. Redwood Curtain. See July 25 listing. Victor/Victoria. 8 p.m. Ferndale Repertory Theater, 447 Main St. A penniless soprano, named Victoria, disguises herself as a man named Victor, who entertains as a female impersonator known as “Victoria” and becomes the toast of Paris. $18, $16 seniors/students. brad@




Auto Expo Fortuna. Rohner Park, 11th and N streets, Fortuna. Enormous car show, block party and cruise all rolled into one weekend. Car owners pay a fee to show off years of toil and chrome polishing but there’s no charge to ogle. www. 725-3916. 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.


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

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Polish it up, pop the hood and show it off. Auto Xpo is pulling into Fortuna. The rodeo dust has barely settled, and as the horse trailers and bull riders ride into the sunset, a fleet of classic cars rolls into town. This is a weekend of vintage obsession, so it’s only fitting there’s an antique show in the Veteran’s Building from Thursday at 3 p.m. until Saturday at 5 p.m. If that’s not enough shopping for you, the Artisan’s Faire is open in the Pavilion from 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. on Saturday and 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. on Sunday. Friday at 6 p.m. is when things really get started with the cruise, a slo-mo drive down the main drag for all the cars showing over the weekend. Get a good spot on the sidewalk and try not to feel bad about your own ride. When the last tailfin passes you by, keep the retro vibe going and pony over to the sock hop at the River Lodge at 8 p.m. You can play it cool, Daddy-o, but you know you want to grease your hair and win that costume contest. It’s not about winning, it’s about trophies. Big, shiny trophies. The best of the best are getting theirs in Rohner Park at 10 a.m. on Saturday at the Judged Car Show. Get up close and personal with all those fine machines you saw cruising Main through the summer. The boat can accommodate up to five people. Make reservations one week in advance. Free. 268-8897.

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Jaws. 6:30 p.m. Eureka Theater, 612 F Street. There will

Street. Fortuna High will be looking very Rydell High with the Show and Shine/Vintage and Exotic Show from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Once your car lust has been stoked, hang around Rohner Park for the swap meet and Car Corral, where you can actually buy a car (Friday noon-5 p.m., Saturday 7 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday 7 a.m.4 p.m.). Elsewhere in the park, hardcore antique engine buffs can geek out at the Hit and Miss Engine Gas Up all weekend, featuring old school flywheel industrial engines. Antique farm equipment will be on display, too, with a tractor pull from 1-3 p.m. on Saturday and from noon-2 p.m. on Sunday. Burnt out on cars? Not until you get a whiff of the Burn Out Contest in the park at 2 p.m. Contestants will be judged on smoke, duration and crowd reaction, with bonus points for popping a tire. The weekend winds up with a poker run from Strongs Creek Plaza at 5 p.m. Sorry, the big barbecue in Rohner is for participants only, but you can always console yourself with pulled pork or kettle corn from the vendors set up all over town. Then go home and start taking better care of your car. Who knows? That Hyundai could be a classic one day. — Jennifer Fumiko Cahill be beer, wine, snacks and other beverages available for purchase. All proceeds benefit the continued restoration of the Eureka Theater. Please, no outside food or beverages. $5. 442-2970. Movies Under the Mural. The Princess Bride plays this week. 9 p.m. Los Bagels, Arcata, 1061 I St. Enjoy outdoor movies in the Los Bagels parking lot. BYO blankets and seating, and munch on some popcorn, cookies, coffee and hot chocolate served in the café. Free. 822-3483 ext. 307.


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The Allergist’s Wife. 8 p.m. North Coast Repertory Theatre. Benefit performance for Humboldt Family Service Center. See July 25 listing. Crafting with Gingy and the Cast of Shrek. 1 p.m. Holly Yashi Design Studio and Store, 1300 Ninth St., Arcata. Join the cast of Shrek the Musical to decorate gingerbread people, hear stories, sing along with cast members and more. Free. The Heir Apparent. 8 p.m. Redwood Curtain. See July 25 listing. Victor/Victoria. 8 p.m. Ferndale Repertory Theater. See July 26 listing.


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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.


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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. Free. 441-9999. Gingy Cooking Contest. 2:30 p.m. Eureka Co-op Community Kitchen, 25 4th St. Humboldt Light Opera Company and the North Coast Co-op team up for a ginger-based cooking contest. Enter your own recipe and tasting sample for a chance to win tickets to the opening night of Shrek the Musical. Contest entries will be accepted from 2:30-3 p.m. Free. Humboldt Hill Grange Breakfast. Fourth Saturday of every month, 8 a.m.-11 p.m. Home style breakfast. $5, $3 Child. 442-4890. Sequoia Human Society Bake Sale. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Safeway, Eureka, 930 W Harris. Offerings include cupcakes, scones, pecan tarts, brownies and gluten free and sugar free cookies.

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Arcata Marsh Tour. 2 p.m. Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary Interpretive Center, 600 S. G St. Meet a trained guide for a 90-minute walk focusing on the ecology of the marsh. Free. 826-2359. Audubon Society Arcata Marsh Tour. 8:30 a.m. Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary. 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. Free. Kayak Demo Day. 10 a.m. Big Lagoon County Park, Big Lagoon County Park Rd, Trinidad. Interested in learning

how to kayak, finding out more information, or meeting a group of local kayakers? Adventure’s Edge presents Kayak Demo Day. Free. Trinidad State Beach Restoration Day. Fourth Saturday of every month, 9 a.m. Help remove invasive, non-native English ivy. Wear work clothes/sturdy shoes. Tools/ gloves provided. Meet at Day-Use parking area next to Trinidad School (coming into Trinidad, take right on Stagecoach Road and left into State Park entrance.) Free. 677-9078.

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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.


All Seasons Orchestra Summer Concert. 7 p.m. Trinidad Hall, 409 Trinity St. Free. 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. Bayside. 442-0156.


Victor/Victoria. 2 p.m. Ferndale Repertory Theater. See July 26 listing.


Auto Expo Fortuna. Rohner Park. See July 26 listing.


Blackberry Festival. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Westhaven Fire Hall, 446 Sixth Ave. Blackberry pies, sundaes, jams and jellies, barbecue, libations, live music, crafts and kids’ activities. Breakfast in Bayside. 8 a.m.-noon. Bayside Grange, 2297 Jacoby Creek Road. Enjoy breakfast and live music by The Ethniks. Walk or ride your bike to the event for free real maple syrup. $8 general, $5 kids. www.baysidegrange. org. 822-9998.


All About Frogs and Pond Life. 1 p.m. Humboldt Bay National Wildlife Refuge, 1020 Ranch Road, Loleta. Friends of Humboldt Bay National Wildlife Refuge invite you to Explore the WildWing Wetland through fun, hands-on science activities, arts and crafts. Herpetologist Ellin Beltz will share her knowledge and insight about frogs and their habitat. Free. www. 733-5406.


Relay for Life Bocce Tournament. 9 a.m. Redwood Fields Bocce Court. Join the fun! Register your fourperson team and raise money for Relay for Life. Raffle tickets and hot dogs will be on sale. Contact Donna Olivieri. 444-3407 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.



zebo, 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.

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continuing discussion of Ordinance 2488, which restricts access to public facilities, as well as the living conditions and available facilities for Humboldt County’s homeless population. Free. 668-4095.


Sip and Knit. 6 p.m. NorthCoast Knittery. See July 25 listing.

Heads Up…

Love music? The Humboldt Folklife Society wants your help. It’s looking for volunteers to help out with the Buddy Brown Blues Festival on Aug. 3. For more information contact Dream Quest Drama Club is offering free theater classes for kids ages 3-7 (1:30-2:30 p.m.) and 7-12 (4-5 p.m.). Classes end with a short performance on Aug. 8. Call 530-629-3564. ●


Saving the Queen The story of Fernbridge. 3 & 7 p.m. Ferndale Repertory Theater, 447 Main St. The story of a community’s struggle, first to build the worlds largest reinforced concrete bridge, and then 75 years later to save it from replacement. $10. 786-4466.


The standoff between Reggae on the River and Reggae Rising is finally over. Reggae on the River is returning to French’s Camp from Aug. 1-4. With any luck, folks can let go all those negative vibes and get back to enjoying some music. The bill boasts 25 featured acts and a smattering of other vocalists and DJs. Among the headliners, The Meditations are back for the first time since 1984, the very first year of the festival. The band brings tons of cred from way back, having worked with Marley and Cliff, and they’re kind of a big deal in their own right. Speaking of Marleys, Julian Marley and the Uprising Band are on the bill, too, along with Les Nubians and Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars. If you’re camping out, be sure to bring plenty of


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.


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. 530-629-3084.

Based on the Book Film Series, The Birds. 6:30 p.m. Humboldt County Library, 1313 Third St., Eureka. The Humboldt County Library concludes its “Blu Tuesdays” series of films based on books with Alfred Hitchcock’s sinister tale of nature run amok, The Birds. You’ll never look at seagulls the same way again. Hosted by Michael Logan. Free. 269-1962.


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.


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Folklife Singalong. First Thursday of every month, 7-10 p.m. Arcata Community Center, 321 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway. Bring your voice, everything else is provided. Free. 839-7063. Summer Concert Series. 6 p.m. C Street Market Square. See July 25 listing.


Reggae on the River. French’s Camp, SoHum, Piercy. The Reggae on the River Music Festival is one of the longest running traditions in Humboldt County. This year it moves back to where it all started, at French’s Camp. The three day camp-out festival encompasses Reggae music legends like Julian Marley & The Uprising Band, Morgan Heritage, Tarrus Riley & Blak Soil, Anthony B, J Boog & Hot Rain, Natural Black, Sierra Leone’s Refugee Allstars, Junior Kelly, Les Nubians and more. $190-$250. 923-3368.


Henderson Center Farmers’ Market. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Henderson Center. See July 25 listing. McKinleyville Thursday Farmers’ Market. 3:15-6:30 p.m. McKinleyville Safeway Shopping Plaza. See July 25 listing.


5 P.M. for the Five Demands. 5-8 p.m. Arcata Plaza. See July 25 listing. Human Rights Commission Monthly Meeting. First Thursday of every month, 5 p.m. County Courthouse, 825 Fifth St., Eureka. This month’s agenda includes

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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.


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your own water and don’t count on Jah providing. Not up for four days in a tent? The Mateel Community Center is also selling one-day passes so you can stir it up all day and then go home to your comfy bed. Granted, much of Reggae on the River’s appeal is the long, long weekend of sparking up and partying in the mellow haze that surrounds the music. But reggae is also the voice of political struggle and religious revival, born in the slums of Jamaica and adopted by anti-Apartheid protestors in South Africa and revolution-minded punks in the United Kingdom. Consider, as you revel on the riverbank, reggae’s enduring power as an anthem of the oppressed. And say hi to the guy in the ill-fitting Borat swimsuit who won our video contest. — Jennifer Fumiko Cahill

Wildwood Days. Through Aug. 4. Rio Dell Fireman’s Park, Wildwood Avenue and Center Street. Five days of events to raise money for the Rio Dell Volunteer Fire Department. From a car cruise to a firefighter muster ,this local event is a must see Humboldt experience. See website. www.wildwooddays. org. 764.3329.

Do you tweet obsessively? • NORTH COAST JOURNAL • THURSDAY, JULY 25, 2013


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

The Faraway Nearby Rebecca Solnit, Viking Stories are compasses. We navigate by them, build our sanctuaries and our prisons out of them. So says Rebecca Solnit, who excels at steering seemingly unconnected stories. Call this a memoir, but don’t expect tidy or even linear reflections on a serious illness, a caving relationship or her mother’s debilitating Alzheimers. Instead, navigate Solnit’s meanderings by giving in to the pleasure of a mind’s workings. More than melancholy, the personal writings in The Faraway Nearby are only degrees different from the nested structure of her dozen nonfiction books. In each of those, Solnit offered complex connections around environmental disasters and communities of hopeful activists, histories of early photography and the technological Wild West and illuminations of the landscape wars of Yosemite and the Nevada Test Site. If The Faraway Nearby marks a retreat into herself, Solnit does so by looking outward. It’s a similar style to her earlier A Field Guide to Getting Lost. Bookends across eight years, these two works are explorations that invite curiosity as readily as her nonfiction. One-word chapter titles arc themselves toward a middle where “Wound” and “Unwound” shed light on injury, the possibility of healing or loosening. In one section, Solnit’s long fascination with the technical hubris of Frankenstein has her digging deeper into Mary Shelley’s family — and her own relationship estrangements. An entire chapter uses leprosy sufferers’ undetected neural destruction as a metaphor for how tales of empathy are like nerves spiking our own lives. Throughout, a continuous text tumbles along the bottom margin where Solnit wonders why moths feed off the tears of sleeping birds; she calls this a template for sorrow turned into sustenance. “This book is a history of an emergency and the stories that kept me company,” she offers on the last pages. Her own sutured stories are brave. Depicting entanglements with an increasingly demented mother could have devolved into wallowing. Instead, she brings the “faraway near,” bridging the distance between private crises and broader environmental or humanitarian campaigns. Of her own recent surgery, Solnit writes, “I was being pared like an apricot with a bad spot.” She repeatedly visits an image of a pile of rotting apricots her brother gleaned from their mother’s yard. The decaying fruit symbolizes her rotten year; the apricots eventually find their way into elixirs offered as gifts. She skirts the details of her own illness because she’s been told hers is closer to a time bomb than a mortal prognosis. Given the uncertainties, she flees, finding solace in the chill of Iceland where sunrise and sunset are equally uncertain delineations. Solnit has discovered that her writing has increasingly become a gift to readers as disparate as artists, activists and people dying from cancer. Her forays remind us how we’re stitched to tales, mythic and real. It’s an enduring read whether you’re in the middle of a crisis or coming out of one, seeking perspective. — Joan Schuman

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cd All Ways in a Good Way Lyndsey Battle - Myrtletown Records Lyndsey Battle’s third and newest album All Ways in a Good Way flows between curious ukelele picks, intriguing percussion and the Caribbean sounds of a tenor pan, all with folky bass, banjo rhythms and soulful, bluesy vocals. Battle gives her hometown sounds of the Mississippi River Delta a folky, Humboldt soul. It’s enough to make any native proud and make transplants want to discover Humboldt all over again. Each song tells a separate story, beautifully complimented by each track’s collaboration of sounds. In songs like “Shootin’ Spree,” Battle’s lyrics bring a smile to your face with lines like, “Why don’t we go on a shootin’ spree?/ We’ll shoot down all the thoughts and ideas of one another.” In “May Day” she sings, “Darling your lips they still taste of wine,/ Well I hate to go, leaving you behind./ ’Cause it’s bliss versus happiness.” Other tracks, like “Summer You Were 2,” are more nostalgic and feel personal but never truly melancholy. She sings, “Will you remember the time we snacked our way through the valley/ With berry tinted lips, chins and skies?” Then she brings you back to the present with “I’m so Grateful,” a song that expresses a love for Humboldt and the home she has found on our secluded North Coast: “I got rain and I got sunshine/ ... and I got music, and I got community.” Battle’s Humboldt inspiration goes beyond her lyrics, and the album features local artists, studios and even instruments. Cory Goldman, originally from Portland, fills in with guitar, vocal harmony and a custom 5-string banjo made locally by Colin Vance of Vance Banjos. Mike “Tofu” Schwartz and Christopher “Bird” Jowaisas of Absynth Quintet (and, more recently, The Hip Joint) each add to a track. Tofu plays experimental percussion with sounds from an abacus, a suitcase and some pots and pans, while Bird plays mandolin. Rounding out the rest of the album’s collaborators are Brian Hennesy on the upright bass, Jeff Thomas on vocal bass and Kris Lang with a tenor pan. Adding talent all the way from Florida, Battle’s former bandmates Sean Peterson and Brandon Warren contribute fretless bass and drums. All Ways in a Good Way is a serene model for what keeps Humboldt’s local and traveling music scene thriving. Around a bonfire, at a fancy dinner party or just lying in a valley watching the clouds roll by, All Ways in a Good Way is, as Lyndsey would say, “bliss versus happiness ... it’s a win-win situation.” Battle released her first album, The Prototype, in 2004, and a second, Kill Bass, in 2006. For Battle’s complete show calendar and album details visit — Kim Hodges

Gimme the Creeps

An oldfashioned haunted house thriller delivers the good By John J. Bennett


THE CONJURING. James Wan and I have come a long way. In 2004 he came to prominence as writer-director of the vastly successful Saw. That movie (and the franchise it spawned) did more for torture-porn than any other single project. Reactionary as I am (I’d put tortureporn right up there with found-footage in the category of least pleasant 21st century cinema trends), I avoided Wan completely until Insidious (2010). That movie forced me to re-examine my prejudices; I left the theater shocked at how much I enjoyed it. By replacing gore and human malice with solid horror-craft, Wan produced a concise, original, occasionally funny little movie that legitimately gave me the creeps. With The Conjuring he expands his range again, this time serving up an early ’70s haunted house/exorcism story that works even more effectively than his last one. Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga play Ed and Lorraine Warren, the world’s preeminent paranormal investigators. After Carolyn (Lili Taylor) and Roger (Ron Livingston) Perron move into a remote farmhouse in Rhode Island with their five daughters, things start to go bump in the night. The terrifying occurrences escalate • North Coa

Someone needs a pedicure. Patrick Wilson (and feet) in The Conjuring.

until Carolyn persuades the Warrens to take the case. It’s a pretty standard set-up, but with sure-footed technique and a competent cast Wan elevates it to much more than the synopsis might indicate. The production design and cinematography hit the right notes of creepiness and authenticity, giving the movie an enveloping, unnerving atmosphere. The Perrons’ haunted house seems to have limitless secret passageways and creaking doors and corners for horrible things to lurk in. For the first two acts, Wan takes a shrewd tack, using slow, deliberate camera moves to imply those horrible things. As the pace of the nastiness picks up, he ratchets up the intensity and frenetic rush of the filmmaking. The performances are, across the board, well-drawn and convincing, but Farmiga and Wilson are especially compelling. They bring a vulnerability to the Warrens that’s critical to our sympathy. I may not be the last person to really go in for a horror movie, but I’m pretty far down the list. It takes a director (and writers, and actors) with real skills to make a movie this scary, satisfying and artful. R. 112m. RED 2. The first big problem: I’ve seen the trailer before almost every movie released in the last six months. The second: Almost all of the comedic beats and crucial narrative turns are in said trailer. That being said, I actually kind of liked it. Forgive me for missing the first installment, but I don’t get the impression I missed too much. This time out Retired, Extremely Dangerous (see?) CIA operatives Frank Moses (Bruce Willis) and Marvin Boggs (John Malkovich) are once again called to action. This time, they’ve been framed as international terrorists and targeted by the Agency and MI6. There’s a nutty professor (Anthony Hopkins), some assassins (Helen Mirren, Byung-hun Lee), Frank’s girlfriend (Mary Louise Parker) and a portable nuclear bomb in the mix, just for good measure. And oh yeah, Catherine Zeta-Jones as a KGB operative. Bruce Willis does his Bruce Willis thing perfectly serviceably, and Malkovich delivers some genuinely funny moments as the

lovably drug-addled sidekick. Everybody else does fine work without really distinguishing themselves; the plot unfolds as a light, satisfying mystery (or would, if not for the spoilers in the trailer); and a lot of stuff gets blown up impressively. At the end of the day, this is typical summer fare, but executed with betterthan-average competency. It doesn’t break any new ground, but it’s fun and flashy — an easy amusement. Some will likely condemn it for its glib attitude toward violence, but I’m more than willing to go along with that in a comic-book movie. PG13. 116m. R.I.P.D. has been getting kicked around since long before its opening as the biggest flop of the summer, and I don’t really understand why. Although certainly derivative and unsurprising, it is at least mildly entertaining, with a good cast and some fun chase sequences. That makes it better than most of the movies I sit through on a given weekend. After getting double-crossed and murdered by his partner (Kevin Bacon), wellmeaning cop Nick Walker (Ryan Reynolds) is saved from potentially harsh judgment in the afterlife when he’s recruited by the Rest In Peace Department (see?). He’s teamed with Roy Pulsipher (Jeff Bridges), an Old-West lawman with plenty of unresolved issues. They’re tasked with policing the living world of hid-out dead souls. In the course of their daily patrol they uncover a sinister plot of potentially cataclysmic scale. Reynolds plays Walker like he plays every character: likable, laconic, longsuffering. Bridges commits to his role with almost-misbegotten enthusiasm — but pulls it off because he’s Jeff Bridges. The rest of the movie is predictable and noisy, with questionable effects sequences. I’ve seen this done better, but I’ve also seen is done much worse. PG13. 96m. — John J. Bennett


THE WOLVERINE. Hugh Jackman busts out his pecs, lamb-chops and knuckle blades again as the gruff X-Man. This time he fights ninjas. PG13. 136m.

THE WAY WAY BACK. This comingof-age comedy from the writers of The Descendants takes place at a water park and features a kick-ass comedic cast that includes Sam Rockwell, Allison Janney and Steve Carell. PG13. 103m. Before gobbling up the sequel in November, get seconds on The Hunger Games Friday at the Arcata Theatre Lounge. PG13. 142m. 8 p.m. Disney’s Peter Pan turns 60 this year. Go say “happy birthday” Sunday at 6 p.m. G. 77m. This week’s deliciously bad feature for Wednesday’s Sci-Fi Pint and Pizza Night is It! The Creature From Beyond Space (1958). 69m. 6 p.m.


GROWN UPS 2. Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Chris Rock and David Spade embarrass themselves and insult your intelligence. PG13. 101m. PACIFIC RIM. Giant monsters versus giant robots. Result? Giant awesomeness. PG13. 132m. DESPICABLE ME 2. Reformed villain Gru (Steve Carell) and his cute little peanut minions get recruited by the AntiVillain League in this charming animated comedy. PG. 98m. 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. THE LONE RANGER. Johnny Depp, oh how you have fallen. He plays Tonto in this loud, obnoxious Disney dud based on the old radio/TV show. PG13. 149m. TURBO. 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 IS THE END. Stoner comedy about the apocalypse stars Seth Rogen, James Franco and Jonah Hill. R. 107m. WORLD WAR Z. The global zombie outbreak forgot about one thing: Brad freakin’ Pitt. PG13. 116m. — Ryan Burns

July 26Aug 4 Fri July 26 - The Hunger Games (2012) Doors at 7:30 p.m. $5 Rated PG-13 Sun July 28 - Peter Pan (1953) Doors at 5:30 p.m. $5 Rated G Wed July 31 - Sci Fi Night ft. It! The Terror from Beyond Space (1958) Doors at 6 p.m. All ages Free Sun Aug 4 - Cinderella (1950) Doors at 5:30 p.m. $5 Rated G • 822-1220 • 1036 G St.

MovieTimes 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 The Conjuring Fri-Tue: (1:15, 4), 6:45, 9:30 Despicable Me 2 Fri-Tue: (12:35, 3:15), 5:50, 8:25 Grown Ups 2 Fri-Tue: (12:20, 3:05), 5:40, 8:15 The Heat Fri-Tue: (12:50, 3:40), 6:30, 9:20 The Lone Ranger Fri-Tue: (12:40, 4:15), 7:50 Pacific Rim Fri-Tue: (3:25), 9 Pacific Rim 3D Fri-Tue: (11:50a.m.), 5:10 R.I.P.D. Fri-Tue: (2:30), 7:20, 9:40 R.I.P.D. 3D Fri-Tue: (12:05, 4:55) Red 2 Fri-Tue: (12:30, 3:30), 6:15, 9:05 Turbo Fri-Tue: (12:55, 2:45), 6:25 Turbo 3D Fri-Tue: 8:10 The Wolverine 3D Fri-Tue: (1:40, 4:50), 8 The Wolverine Fri-Tue: (11:55a.m., 3), 6:05, 9:10 World War Z Fri-Tue: (1, 3:50), 6:40, 9:25

Mill Creek Cinema

1575 Betty Court, McKinleyville, (707) 839-2222 The Conjuring Fri-Tue: (1:15, 4), 6:40, 9:20 Despicable Me 2 Fri-Tue: (12:20, 2:55), 5:30, 8 Grown Ups 2 Fri-Tue: (1:05, 3:40), 6:15, 8:50 Pacific Rim Fri-Tue: (3), 6:10, 9 Pacific Rim 3D Fri-Tue: (12:10) R.I.P.D. Fri-Tue: (3:55), 8:45 R.I.P.D. 3D Fri-Tue: (1:30), 6:20 Red 2 Fri-Tue: (12, 2:45), 5:40, 8:30 Turbo Fri-Tue: (12:45), 5:50 Turbo 3D Fri-Tue: (3:20), 8:20 The Wolverine 3D Fri-Tue: (3:10), 9:10 The Wolverine Fri-Tue: (12), 6


Minor Theatre

1001 H St., Arcata, (707) 822-3456 R.I.P.D. Fri: (4:30), 6:55, 9:20; Sat-Sun: (2:05, 4:30), 6:55, 9:20; Mon-Tue: (4:30), 6:55, 9:20 The Way Way Back Fri: (4:10), 6:40, 9:10; Sat-Sun: (1:40, 4:10), 6:40, 9:10; Mon-Tue: (4:10), 6:40, 9:10 The Wolverine Fri: 5:30, 8:30; Sat-Sun: (2:30), 5:30, 8:30; Mon-Tue: 5:30, 8:30

Fortuna Theatre

1241 Main St., (707) 725-2121 Despicable Me 2 Fri-Tue: (12, 2:25, 4:45), 7, 9:20 R.I.P.D. Fri-Tue: (12:05, 2:30, 4:50), 7:10, 9:30 Red 2 Fri-Tue: (1, 4:10), 7, 9:40 Turbo Fri-Tue: (12, 2:20, 4:40), 7:05, 9:25 The Wolverine 3D Fri-Tue: (12, 2:45, 5:30), 8:30 The Wolverine Fri-Tue: (12:40, 4), 6:50, 9:50

Garberville Theatre

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LEARN TO CREATE A FULL SPECTRUM OF COLOR FOR WOOL YARN OR SILK FABRIC WITH NATURAL DYES. CALL SPROULE STUDIOS AT (707) 725-9124. List your class – just 50 cents/word per issue! Deadline: Monday, noon. Place online at or e-mail: Listings must be paid in advance by check, cash or Visa/MasterCard. Many classes require pre-registration.

Arts & Crafts

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) 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) NATURAL COLORS TO DYE FOR WITH LINDA HARTSHORN. Create a full spectrum of color on wool yarn or silk fabric with dyes from plants, minerals, and an insect! Sat.−Sun. Aug. 10−11, 10 a.m− 4 p.m. $150 plus $35 materials. Sproule Studios, Fortuna. (707) 725−9124, (AC−0808)

STAINDED GLASS WORKSHOPS: FOIL & LEAD CAME TECHNIQUE. Do you love the beautiful color in a stained glass window, and the way the light streams through it? Reserve your seat as class’s fill fast. Foil Technique, Thurs. & Fri’s. 1 p.m− 6 p.m. July 25− Aug. 9, $100 per class, Lead Came Technique, Sat’s 9 a.m− 5 p.m, July 27 & Aug. 10, $125 per class. For more info. contact Art at JSG Studios (707) 633−6266, (707) 957−0836, or (AC−0801)


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)


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)


FREE HIP HOP CLASS: POPPING. Mon. July 29, 6 p.m., Redwood Raks, Arcata. Express your own signature style with a popular hip hop technique that incorporates muscle controlled isolations, illu− sion & creative movement. Learn from Fluidgirl, a well−known Bay Area dancer with over 10+yrs. Exp. Intro to Summer Workshop Series. All levels welcome, age 12+ yrs. Sign up now (415) 513−2476, (DMT725) 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) 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)

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) 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) 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)

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. French Pro (PSG) Camp. Aug. 12−16, 9 a.m−3 p.m, 5 days. Level: Elite, dedicated players, two age groups (9−11), and (12− 15), $270. Registration, location and info at, (K−0808) 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)

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)

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)

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: August 5−9. (707) 822−5099 or ( (K−0801) 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)

FREE SEMINAR! UNDERSTANDING THE SCIENCE OF INVESTING. Premier Financial Group welcomes guest speaker, Jay Totten, VP, CFA of Dimensional Fund Advisors to present on Thurs., Aug 22. Live music & refreshments 5 p.m., presentation 6 p.m., Wharfinger Building, 1 Marina Way, Eureka. A non− sales seminar. RSVP(707) 443−2741 or online at (L−0815) SEASIDE WRITERS’ RETREAT. First Annual Writer’s Retreat, come join us on Aug. 9−11−. Workshops offered by this area’s leading literary lights. Amy Stewart, Dave Holper & Jeff DeMark. Camping under the stars in Trinidad and 5 vegetarian meals included. $225. For more info contact (707) 223− 5792 or visit (L−0725)

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) GENTLE YOGA FOR OLLI. Learn yoga with focus on both floor and standing poses for strength, balance and flexibility at any age. With Patricia Starr. Mondays, Aug. 12−26, 1:30−3 p.m. Fee: $40/ OLLI members, $65/nonmembers. OLLI: 826−5880, (O−0801) 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)


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)


North Coast Academy

Improve your mind and body in a fun, intense workout, and a very chill environment. Adults & kids ages 8 and up. Contact Justin (707) 601-1657 Text or Phone. 1459 M. St. Arcata.

THE WA: ECSTATIC DANCE JOURNEY. With Michael Furniss. At Om Shala Yoga. Friday, July 26,(and every 4th Friday monthly), 7:30−9:00 p.m. No experience or "dancing grace" necessary. $10 admission. 858 10th St., Arcata. 825−YOGA (9642), (S−0725) YOU’RE INVITED TO A HU CHANT! Have you ever needed to mend a broken heart? Had a fear you couldn’t shake or looked for the answer to a tire− some problem? Chanting HU can open the door to miracles. HU (pronounced like hue) is a sound vibration that connects you to the Divine. Tues. Aug. 6, 7 −7:30 p.m., Jefferson Community Center, 1000 B St., Eureka. All are welcome to free event sponsored by Eckankar, Religion of the Light and Sound of God. For information call: 444−2536. HU Chants offered at Jefferson Community Center 1st Tues. each month. (S−0801)

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

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Make a birdhouse or birdfeeder out of recycled materials Sat., July 27th 10:30 a.m. $5 free includes materials Space is limited Call 839-1571x5

to reserve your spot!

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


Passport To Dance Summer Dance Camps

NOW ENROLLING children ages 5 to 13 (see classes & workshops for details)

starts Aug. 5

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) Hip Hop, Ballroom, Jazz, Bollywood, Hula, Creative Movement, Yoga and Modern

Summer Intensive Program


open to ALL local dancers!

July 29 to

Aug. 2

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)

Ballet Technique, Variations, Yoga, Acting for Dancers, Jazz

Instructors: Nancy Call, Melissa Trauth and Stephanie Kim

SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE For more information or registration: 442.7779 • 426 F Street, Eureka



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 VOLUNTEER TRAINING FOR HOSPICE OF HUM− BOLDT. Hospice of Humboldt offers patient care and grief support volunteer training July 27 & 28, 11 a.m.−3 p.m. This eight hour introductory training provides information on how you can become part of the patient care team and bring specialized sup− port to patients and families at a time when care matters the most. For more information, call (707) 445−8443 ext. 355 or visit our website

Wellness & Bodywork

CANDLELIGHT HOT STONE YOGA WITH LIVE SOUND HEALING SAVASANA. With Artemisia Shine. At Om Shala Yoga. Fri., Aug. 2,(and every 1st & 3rd Fri. monthly), 7:30−9:30pm. $18 admission. 858 10th St., Arcata. 825−YOGA (9642), (W−0725)

DANDELION HERBAL CENTER. High Country Herb Weekend. Aug.1−3. Strengthen plant ID skills and practice ethical wildcrafting techniques. $250. BEGINNING WITH HERBS. Sept.18 −Nov. 6. Eight Wed. evenings plus two herb walks. Learn the basics with many hands−on activities, pre−req to 10 month course. $385.(707) 442−8157. Register online (W−0725) JULY ROLFING SPECIAL. 15% off and a free body analysis with Lee Tuley, Certified Rolfer for 25 years. Give yourself the gift of feeling wonderful this summer! (541) 251−1885 (W−0725) START YOUR CAREER IN MASSAGE THERAPY! Daytime classes begin January 2014 at Arcata School of Massage. 650−Hour Therapeutic Massage Certification will prepare you for Professional Certification in California, and the National Exam. Our comprehensive program prepares your body, mind and heart to become a caring, confident professional massage therapist. Call 822−5223 for information or visit (W−1226) TUES. & THURS. AFTERNOON MASSAGE WITH DIANE DAVIS. Enhance your Pilates or yoga prac− tice or just unwind and relax with a massage ses− sion at Arcata Core Pilates Studio! Nationally certi− fied since 1997, Diane is trained in Hawaiian Lomi Lomi, Myofascial Release, Swedish, Craniosacral, Acupressure and Reiki. Questions? Call (707) 268− 8926 to schedule an appointment. YOGA IMMERSION & TEACHER TRAINING. With Peggy Profant and guest instructors Karen Harris, Patrick Harestad & Amy Aiello. At Om Shala Yoga. Begins September 2013. Deepen your yoga practice and learn to teach! 858 10th St., Arcata. 825−YOGA (9642), (W−0725)

7/25, 8/1, 8/8/2013 (13-202)

To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of: JEFFREY RICHARDSON COZAD A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by BRET LOPRESTI in the Supe− rior Court of California, County of Humboldt. THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that BRET LOPRESTI be appointed as personal representa− tive to administer the estate of the decedent. THE PETITION requests the dece− dent’s will and codicils, if any, be admitted to probate. The will and any codicils are available for exami− nation 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 August 8, 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 objec− tions 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 dece− dent, 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 Cali− fornia 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 Cali− fornia law. YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept by the court. If you are a person inter− ➤you may file ested in the estate, legal NOTICESfor Special with the court a Request continued on next Notice (form DE−154) of thepage 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:


Notice is hereby given that Placer Foreclosure, Inc., as trustee, or successor trustee, or substituted trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by: Ruth Dewey, an unmarried woman Recorded 11/8/2005 as Instrument No. 2005-37907-19 in book page of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Humboldt County, California, and pursuant to the Notice of Default and Election to Sell thereunder recorded 4/10/2013 in Book, Page, as Instrument No. 2013-008454-3 of said Official Records, WILL SELL on 8/14/2013 at On the steps to the entrance of the County courthouse, 825 5Th Street, Eureka, CA 95501 at 10:30 AM AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH, (payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States) all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said county and State hereafter described: As more fully Described on said Deed of Trust. The property address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 7870 Highway 26, Carlotta, CA 95528 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $100,877.62. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept a cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. In the event tender other than cash is accepted the Trustee may withhold the issuance of the Trustee’s Deed until funds become available to the payee or endorsee as a matter or right. Said sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed, advances thereunder, with interest as provided therein, and the unpaid balance of the Note secured by said Deed with interest thereon as provided in said Note, fees, charges and expenses of the trustee and the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. 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 292 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 1-714-480-5690 or visit this Internet Web site, using the file number assigned to this case PFI-130206. 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. Dated: 7/18/2013 Placer Foreclosure, Inc., as said Trustee 12190 Herdal Drive, Suite 9, Auburn, California 95603 (530) 888-8411 By: Shannon Winford, Trustee Sale Officer Directions May Be Obtained Pursuant To A Written Request Submitted To The Beneficiary C/O Placer Foreclosure, Inc., 12190 Herdal Dr., Suite 9, Auburn, Ca 95603, Within 10 Days Of The First Publication Of This Notice. Placer Foreclosure, Inc. Is A Debt Collector Attempting To Collect A Debt And Any Information Obtained Will Be Used For That Purpose. TAC: 964707 PUB: 7/25 8/01 8/08/13


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CROSSWORD By David Levinson Wilk

legal notices • North Coast Journal • Thursday, July 25, 2013



TS# 13-1932 8050609 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED: 5/31/06. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER 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 purporteddefault 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. 7/11, 7/18, 7/25/2013 (13-180)


fornia 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 Cali− fornia law. YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept by the court. If you are a person inter− ested 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: LEON A. KARJOLA, CSB # 69056 ATTORNEY AT LAW 732 FIFTH STREET, SUITE E EUREKA, CA 95501 (707) 445−0804 July 18, 2013 SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA COUNTY OF HUMBOLDT

legal notices 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 7th of August, 2013, at 9:00 AM, on the premises where said property has been stored and which are located at Rainbow Self Storage, at 4055 Broadway Eureka, Ca, County of Humboldt the following: Christina Dimico, Unit # 5044 Shirley Withers, Unit # 5046 7/25, 8/1, 8/8/2013 (13−201) Rachael Moore, Unit # 5056 Chariti Holmes, Unit # 5241 Thomas Blaquelourde, Unit # 5330 PUBLIC NOTICE The following units are located at THE YUROK INDIAN 639 W. Clark Street Eureka, Ca, HOUSING AUTHORITY County of Humboldt and will be sold immediately following the sale (YIHA) of the above units. Is making application to the Marla Noel, Unit # 2412 USDA Rural Housing Services for Linda Stewart, Unit # 3115 $50,000 in funds under Section The following units are located at 533, Housing Preservation Grants 3618 Jacobs Avenue Eureka, Ca, (HPG) program to supplement County of Humboldt and will be YIHA’s budget for persons sold immediately following the sale of low and very-low income. of the above units. The period for public Linda Stewart, Unit # 1112 Amie Ely, Unit # 1157 comment is open July 16-31. Timothy King, Unit # 1236 Contact: Yurok Indian Housing Robert Cochran III, Unit # 1308 Authority (707) 482-1506 Dwayne Teach, Unit # 1388 7/18, 7/25/13 (13-189) Daisy Smith, Unit #1398 James Retta, Unit # 1502 DEPARTMENT OF ALCOHOLIC Melissa Shea, Unit # 1569 BEVERAGE CONTROL Wayne Clevenger, Unit # 1624 1105 6TH STREET, SUITE C Wayne Clevenger, Unit # 1659 EUREKA, CA 95501 Valerie Smith, Unit # 1730 (707) 445−7229 Johnnie Sack, Unit #1743 NOTICE OF APPLICATION TO SELL Sarah Albertson, Unit # 1776 ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES The following units are located at Date of Filing Application: 105 Indianola Eureka, Ca, County of July 9, 2013 Humboldt and will be sold immedi− To Whom It May Concern: ately following the sale of the The Name of the Applicant is: above units. JEFFREY SCOTT HESSELTINE Ashleigh Jay, Unit # 140 The applicant listed above is Juanita Ward, Unit # 150 applying to the Department of Gina Chamberlain, Unit # 224 Alcoholic Beverages Control to sell alcoholic beverages at: Tiffany Franklin, Unit # 263 440 F STREET Douglas Law, Unit # 319 EUREKA, CA 95501−1008 Shane Salaices, Unit # 358 Type of License Applied for: Saphronia North, Unit #477 40−On−Sale Beer Ashley Lewis, Unit # 482 7/18, 7/25, 8/1/2013 (13−190) The following units are located at 180 F Street Arcata, Ca, County of Humboldt and will be sold immedi− default ately following the sale of the above units. HUMBOLDT COUNTY RESOURCE Jacqueline Brown, Unit # 4202 CONSERVATION DISTRICT (HCRCD) Joey Hodges, Unit # 4330 is soliciting Statement of Qualification (SOQ) Lloyd Parker, Unitsubmittals # 6196 from contractors for the Mad River Weir Removal Project. Unit Only#pre-qualified Jacob Stanton, 7009 contractors will be allowed to submitArthur bids. To pre-qualify McFadden, Unitcontractors # 7032 must demonstrate a record of successfully completed projects The following units are locatedofat similar scope and size involving demolition, construction, andof 940 G concrete Street Arcata, Ca, County restoration work in an active river environment. Morewillinformation can Humboldt and be sold immedi− be found on the HCRCD website; SOQsofare ately following the sale thedue in hard copy in sealed envelopes by above 3:00 p.m. on Friday, August 2 to: units. Humboldt County Resource Conservation District, 5630Unit South Broadway, Anthony Watts, # 6302 Eureka, CA 95503, Attn: Donna Chambers, Executive Ry Landin, UnitDirector. # 6329 Robert McCarthy, Unit7/25/2013 # 6358(13/203) The following units are located at 2394 Central Ave. McKinleyville, Ca, County of Humboldt and will be sold immediately following the sale of the above units. Nancy Sprague, Unit # 9267 Christopher Reed, Unit # 9404

above units. Ashleigh Jay, Unit # 140 Juanita Ward, Unit # 150 Gina Chamberlain, Unit # 224 Tiffany Franklin, Unit # 263 Douglas Law, Unit # 319 Shane Salaices, Unit # 358 Saphronia North, Unit #477 Ashley Lewis, Unit # 482 The following units are located at 180 F Street Arcata, Ca, County of Humboldt and will be sold immedi− ately following the sale of the above units. Jacqueline Brown, Unit # 4202 Joey Hodges, Unit # 4330 Lloyd Parker, Unit # 6196 Jacob Stanton, Unit # 7009 Arthur McFadden, Unit # 7032 The following units are located at 940 G Street Arcata, Ca, County of Humboldt and will be sold immedi− ately following the sale of the above units. Anthony Watts, Unit # 6302 Ry Landin, Unit # 6329 Robert McCarthy, Unit # 6358 The following units are located at 2394 Central Ave. McKinleyville, Ca, County of Humboldt and will be sold immediately following the sale of the above units. Nancy Sprague, Unit # 9267 Christopher Reed, Unit # 9404 The following units are located at 1641 Holly St. McKinleyville, Ca, County of Humboldt and will be sold immediately following the sale of the above units. Jeffrey Singer, Unit # 3125 Marshall Clark, Unit # 3156 Allan Flores, Unit # 3273 Robert Hutchinson, Unit # 8120 Alicen Trump, Unit # 9134 Items to be sold include, but are not limited to: Household furniture, office equipment, household appli− ances, exercise equipment, TVs, VCR, microwave, bikes, books, misc. tools, misc. camping equipment, misc. stereo equip. misc. yard tools, misc. sports equipment, misc. kids toys, misc. fishing gear, misc. computer components, and misc. boxes and bags contents unknown. Purchases must be paid for at the time of the sale in cash only. Anyone interested in attending the auction must sign in at 4055 Broadway Eureka CA. prior to 9:00 A.M. on the day of the auction, no exceptions. All purchase items sold as is, where is and must be removed at time of sale. Sale is subject to cancellation in the event of settle− ment between owner and obligated party. Auctioneer: Rainbow Self−Storage (707) 443−1451, Bond # 40083246. Dated this 25th day of July 2013 and 1st day of August 2013 7/25, 8/1/2013 (13−198)



Apartments for Rent Houses for Rent

classified employment Announcements


Calling for Silent auCtion item DonationS a Benefit ConCert & Silent auCtion Will Be HelD

thursday, July 25 8pm at856HumBreWS 10th Street, arcata JESSICA




Proceeds will assist with medical expenses Opportunities


KNOW SOMEONE WITH A BIRTHDAY IN AUGUST Post your Birthday message at Printed Thursdays in the Announcements Section of the Journal. Deadlines are Sundays 5pm.

Opportunities 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) default

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

Humboldt Senior Resource Center

PACE PROGRAM DIRECTOR PACE NURSE PRACTITIONER  

PROGRAMS MANAGER Responsible for the professional−level planning, coordination and production of Museum Programs including the MGMA Museum Store, the Humboldt Artist Gallery, Arts Alive!, Jazz Jams and other various Musical Performances and Special Events. Degree in Art, Art History or Music and experience working artists and the public preferred. Part−time. Send resume, cover letter and writing sample to Humboldt Arts Council, 636 F Street, Eureka.

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)


to donate items, contact Debi farber Bush (707) 845-3873



CITY OF FORTUNA PUBLIC WORK LABORER P/T, $8.00−$11.83/HR., DOQ. Perform a wide variety of basic water and sewer maintenance and repair, opera− tions and maintenance in the City’s Biosolids Compost Program, read meters; perform service calls, place door hangers, maintain positive interactions with the public; and to do related work as required. Must be 18 and have current CDL. Job description and required application available at, City of Fortuna, 621 11th St., 725−7600 or Applications due by August 9, 2013, 5pm. (E−0725) AMERICAN STAR PRIVATE SECU− RITY. Is Now Hiring. Clean record, Drivers license required. Must own vehicle. Apply at 922 E Street, Suite A, Eureka. (707) 476−9262. (E−0829)


Plumber  Carpenter  Laborer Exp. Warehouse  Painter Medical Assistant  Receptionist CPA  AP/AR  Caregiver  Cook

Join the management team for PACE (Program of Allinclusive Care for the Elderly) and make a difference in the lives of older adults by providing medical and supportive care services. Both positions work in collaboration with other Interdisciplinary Team members to provide individualized care and coordinated health services for PACE participants. Go to for a complete job description for each position and how to apply. Application deadlines: Program Director/ Aug. 1, 2013 and Nurse Practitioner/Sept. 2, 2013. Qualified applicants will be interviewed throughout the recruitment process. Call (701) 443-9747 Ext. 1257 for more information. EOE

Social Services Director

Manages and oversees all Social Services Dept. staff and programs. Performs clinical and administrative supervision of Social Services programs, performs grant management duties, monitors and controls fiscal and programmatic activities, coordinates the Indian Child Welfare act program. Reqs. A Masters Degree in Social Work or Psychology, or related human services field. Must have 2 years post-Masters social work exp. with youth elders, and persons with addictive behaviors.

Bookkeeper/Payroll  CPA Generalist VP of Operations, Finance Construction Admin Asst. Medical Front Office Clerk  Reception Med. Records Clerk  Cook  Auto. Service Writer Staff Accountant  Experienced Painter

Payroll Clerk


Maintains records for the Bear River Band of the Rohnerville Rancheria payroll. Prepares and processes payroll. Req. minimum of 2 years exp. of bookkeeping and payroll procedures. Tribal preference given per the Indian Self-determination and Education Assistance Act (25 U.S.C Section 450 e(B)). For an application and more information please go to or call 707-733-1900 x 167. default


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       

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                               

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County of Humboldt


Area 1 Agency on Aging

$4,207 - $5,398 monthly, plus excellent benefits. Under general supervision, perform administrative and analytical work related to coordination of public and private economic development resources leading to the enhancement of employment opportunities, housing and/or public infrastructure within the County of Humboldt. Desirable education and experience would include the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in urban or regional planning, public or business administration or a related field, and two years of professional experience in community and/or economic development. Filing deadline: July 31, 2013. For more information and application materials contact Human Resources, 825 5th Street, Room 100, Eureka, CA, or apply on-line at 24 hr. Jobline: (707) 476-2357. AA/EOE default

Promoting Independence for a Lifetime

$3,229 - $4,144 Monthly Performs responsible administrative, organizational, systems, budgetary, statistical, public information and community liaison work and other analyses and staff support related to department, division, or County-wide activities and functions; makes recommendations for action and assists in policy and procedure development and implementation. Equivalent to graduation from a four year college or university with major coursework in business or public administration or a field related to the work desired. Filing deadline: August 2, 2013. Apply at Human Resources, Humboldt County Courthouse, 825 Fifth St, Eureka or online at jobs 24 hr jobline: (707) 476-2357 aa/eoe.


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.

Performs routine supportive police duties, such as Parking Enforcement, Animal Control, Receptionist Tasks, Evidence Tracking, minor reports and other related work as required within assigned department. Must be 18 and have current CDL. Background Required. Job description and required application available at, City of Fortuna, 621 11th St., 725-7600 or Applications due by August 16, 2013 at 5pm. default

A pre-employment background check is required of all final candidates. Three letters of reference and a completed application package required.

County of Humboldt



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.


Northcoast Children’s Services


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MEMBER SERVICES SPECIALIST (Spanish Language skills required) 1 F/T Arcata/Eureka MEDICAL RECORDS CLERK 1 F/T Crescent City ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT 1 P/T Crescent City REGISTERED NURSE 2 F/T McKinleyville, 1 F/T WCCHC MEDICAL BILLER 1 F/T Arcata MEDICAL/DENTAL RECEPTIONIST 2 F/T Eureka, MEDICAL ASSISTANT 2 F/T Arcata, 1 TEMP (6 months) Crescent City

REGISTERED DENTAL ASSISTANT 1 F/T Eureka MEDICAL RECORDS CLERK 1 F/T Crescent City LCSW 1 F/T Eureka Go to for online application


County of Humboldt



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$3,463 - $4,444 Monthly This is a skilled professional class, fully competent to perform a variety of responsible environmental services duties, ranging from preparing technical environmental documents to conducting soils, vegetation or wildlife field analysis projects. Must possess a valid California driver’s license. Equivalent to graduation from a four year college or university with major coursework in natural resources management, environmental engineering or a closely related field, and two years of experience in providing technical field and office support and analyses for a variety of environmental and natural resource documents and projects desired. Filing deadline: August 1, 2013. Apply at Human Resources, Humboldt County Courthouse, 825 Fifth St, Eureka or online at jobs 24 hr jobline: (707) 476-2357 aa/eoe.


     


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Senior Studio Tech

              

Place your ad online: • North Coast Journal • Thursday, July 25, 2013


the marketplace Opportunities




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



         


WRITING SKILLS SPECIALIST (Job #13-77) F/T position in Learning Center. Review: 7/26/13 For more info visit: or call 707.826.3626. HSU is an ADA/Title IX/EOE

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ON−CALL LVN POSITION AVAILABLE. Apply at Crestwood Behavioral Health, 2370 Buhne St, Eureka

Art & Collectibles 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)

Clothing BOHEMIAN MERMAID Hand− dyed natural clothing. Fun styles that fit women! Kidwear, local jewelry and art. 6th & F, Eureka. www.Bohemian− (C0815) default



Pets & Livestock NEW LOCATION in Old Town

616 Second St. Old Town Eureka 707.443.7017 artcenterframeshop default

Antiques, Asian & Mid-Century Modern Furniture

3950 Jacobs Ave. Eureka • 443-4851

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


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


Jet JWBS-18 18” Woodworking Band Saw, Dust Collector, Over 50 Asst. Power Tools, Domestic & Exotic Assorted Hardwood Slabs & Cut-Offs Additional Items: Vintage Tools, Mercury Outboard Motor, Cement Mixer, Welders, Generators Over 300 Lots! THURS. AUG. 1ST 5:45 PM

Info & Pictures at WWW.CARLJOHNSONCO.COM Preview Weds. 11-5, Thurs. 11 on

20 words and a photo, 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)

ARCATA CLEANING COMPANY. The non−toxic cleaning solution for your home or office. (707) 822−7819. (S−1226) default

J.B. Fabrication

Custom Welding & Artwork

LOOK FOR KITTENS AT PETCO. Sat’s 11−3 p.m. Our kittens are always fixed, vaccinated, and deparasited. $66 or $110/pair Non−profit Bless the Beast (707) 444−0408 (to prearrange) (P−1226)

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


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

Garden & Landscape 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)



      



  


Computer & Internet

Entire Shop Tools & Equipment

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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


Local Woodworker Sculptor Retires!


           

Art & Design

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)

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



BIGFOOT EQUIPMENT & REPAIR HAS MOVED. 76 Country Club Dr., next to Farmer Brown’s Supply. (530) 629−4067. (E−0725) PROFESSIONAL GARDENER. Powerful tools. Artistic spirit. Balancing the elements of your yard and garden since 1994. Call Orion 825−8074, (S−1226)

Home Repair 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)


Home Repair

Musicians & Instructors

Other Professionals

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)

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


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


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

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

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

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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)

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



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

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

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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)



ASTROLOGY & TAROT. With Salina Rain: Readings, Counseling and Classes. Mon., 1:25 p.m. KHSU 90.5 FM. (707) 668−5408., (MB−1206)

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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

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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

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July Rolfing Special


Medical Cannabis Evaluations Facilitating patient use of medical cannabis for over 10 years. Michael D. Caplan, M.D. Gary W. Barsuaskas, N.P.

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Lifting Spirits Massage Therapy

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JULY ROLFING SPECIAL. 15% off and a free body analysis with Lee Tuley, Certified Rolfer for 25 years. Give yourself the gift of feeling wonderful this summer! (541) 251−1885 (MB−0725)

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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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CERTIFIED ROLFER ANGELA HART, B.A . Rolfing® Ten Series, Tune−up, injuries, Chronic Pain, Repetitive Motion Injury. (707) 616−3096 (MB−1121) 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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Opening soon available for HUD Sec. 8 Waiting Lists for 2, 3 & 4 bedrm Apts. Annual Income Limits: 1 pers. $20,100; 2 pers. $22,950; 3 pers. $25,800; 4 pers. $28,650; 5 pers. $30,950; 6 pers. $33,250; 7 pers. $35,550; 8 pers. $37,850.

EHO. Hearing impaired: TDD Ph# 1-800-735-2922. Apply at Office: 2575 Alliance Rd. Arcata, 8am-12pm & 1-4pm, M-F (707) 822-4104 212 E ST. UPSTAIRS STUDIO. Central Old Town, on−site laundry. Rent $500 Vac 8/11, Rental hotline (707) 444−9197 (R−0725) 1226 L ST #F 2/1 Apt, Located near HSU, on− site laundry, w/c cat. Rent $750 Vac 8/15., Rental hotline (707) 444−9197 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−0725) 1138 GASSOWAY MCKINLEYVILLE. 2/1 Apt, carport parking, hook− ups, w/c pet. Rent $765 Vac 7/31, Rental hotline (707) 444−9197 (R−0725) 432 W. HARRIS. 2/1 duplex. Centrally located, garage, hook− ups. Rent $750 Vac Now, Rental hotline (707) 444−9197 (R−0725) 230 WABASH AVE #10. 2/1 Apt. Centrally located, common yard, on−site laundry, w/c cat. Sec 8 OK. Rent $675 Vac Now. Rental hotline (707) 444−9197, (R−0725) 1BR/1BA ARCATA $650 Clean and bright studio apt available Aug 1st. Quiet neighborhood close to HSU and community forest. Utili− ties included. No pets/smoking/ 215. $500 deposit, call if inter− ested. (707) 845−3697 (R−0725)

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classified HOUSING Houses for Rent


Charlie Tripodi

Acreage for Sale

Land Agent #01332697

ARCATA SHARED HOME. Above Sunny Brae on Panorama Dr.Private Furnished bedroom. Close to HSU and Downtown Arcata. Washer/Dryer, Wi−fi, Cable, Onsite Parking. Available Aug. 1. $575/mo. Call Sondra (707) 822−7807 (R−0801) 2308 GARNETT STREET, ARCATA 1 BD/1 BA w/ off−street parking. Recently remodeled with new paint, flooring, windows, furnace, cabinets, fixtures and window coverings. New bathroom with tub shower and vanity shower, kitchen area with plenty of cabinet, open living room and large bedroom with oversize closet. small fully fenced yard with storage shed. Close to laundry, restaurants, downtown and within close walking distance to HSU. Tenant pays all utilities. No smoking and no pets. $995/month $1492.50/security deposit. CALL RANDY COOK AGT. FOR A SHOWING TODAY!! (707) 845−1080 ARCATA CLEAN 1 BEDROOM HOUSE. Recently refurbished. No growing/ illegal drugs/smoking/ pets. References Required. $840/ month plus deposit. (707) 822− 7471. (R−0801)

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)

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+/- 80 acres Barry Road this pristine property offers staggering panoramic views of Humboldt Bay and the surrounding valleys. With nearly 40 acres of gently sloping grassland, this is the perfect home for horses or cattle. enjoy end of the road privacy, year round access, year round creek & springs, and old growth timber. additionally, there are two rustic unpermitted cabins ready for your enjoyment.



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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) PARKING SPACES FOR RENT IN DOWNTOWN EUREKA LOT. S & W Properties. $40 per month per space. Call 443−2246, 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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+/- 160 acres Supply Creek. this rare property is located 45 minutes from arcata up old three Creeks Road. property boasts a year round creek, great access, timber and breathtaking views. Call today!


+/- 40 acres dowd Road Spectacular klamath River frontage on this +/- 40 acre parcel. Harvestable timber and great county road access. don’t miss out on this gorgeous river view! Call Charlie today for your personal tour.


2120 Campton Rd. Ste #C – euReka, Ca 95503

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WILLOW CREEK 2 BEDROOM, 1 BATH, $172,000 Beautifully renovated interior, outdoor kitchen, greenhouse, 2−room guest shed, fruit trees, many amenities, close to river, great area (530) 739−9190 (R0801)

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Arcata Apartments Close to HSU! Studios, 1 Bed & 2 Bed Units

960 South G St. Arcata, CA 95521 707-822-4557  ■ ARCATA CHARMING ARCATA HOME! Beautiful home built in 1878 in excellent condition! This home has had much recent refurbishing including vinyl windows, central heating system, on-demand water heater, and refinished original fir floor. The newer patio area is private and beautifully landscaped. Triple car garage. MLS#238349 $394,500



Sylvia Garlick #00814886 • Broker GRI/Owner 1629 Central Ave. • McKinleyville • 707-839-1521


3 bed, 3.5 bath, 3,260 sq ft beautiful, private, quality constructed custom home near Baywood Golf Course, open living/ dining room, gorgeous views, dry sauna, Jacuzzi, large office


2 bed, 1.5 bath, 1,265 sq ft Eureka home with separately metered detached second unit, each unit has half of a separated double garage & own yard, second unit is 1 bedroom w/large living room








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