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People Power

Editor: Thank you for Sean J. Kearns’ coverage of the large group from Southern Humboldt who went to Sacramento to advocate for restored funding for hometo-school buses (“School Bus Breakdown,” Feb. 9). The article showed what a massive undertaking the trip was, and also gave a good background to the underlying budget issues at the state level. I also want to thank the students, parents, bus drivers, teachers, school board, and many community members who have been involved in the impressive effort to restore funding for school transportation in southern Humboldt. I had hoped to go to Sacramento with the group, but Board of Supervisors business did not allow for that. In my role as a county supervisor, I had brought the need to restore the funding to Sen. Noreen Evans and Assemblyman Wesley Chesbro, as well Superintendent of Schools Garry Eagles, emphasizing how devastating this school bus transportation cut would be, but it was the busloads of people going directly to Sacramento that really underscored this need. My wife Laurie, a teacher at Fortuna Middle School, has noted before that parents have a lot of power, and the recent bus trip from Southern Humboldt was a great demonstration of that power. The backdrop for all of us in Califor-

The Argument

Inside the heated debate, Right outside on the street, Lots of force traveling left and right. The words are wrestling, Fighting each other, When one word wins, Another takes the loser’s place. The words can only gain control for a second, ’til more come back to fight. Boom! Bang! Sha-Bam! Fighting relentlessly against each other. Finally, one side wins and the words cease.

nia is the continuing structural deficit at the state level. The failure of the state legislature to extend the temporary sales and other taxes through June of 2011 is resulting in devastating cuts to the most vulnerable, including school children. SB81, which restored the school bus funding through the end of this school year, was signed by the governor last Friday, so the funding has been restored through the end of this school year. I will continue to work with our board, school officials, our Sacramento representatives, and community members to protect this funding in future years. I appreciate and applaud everyone who found time in their already busy schedules to make this happen. Clif Clendenen, Fortuna

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Editor: Barry Evans, you have a way of twisting my dials and tuning out my comfortable senile static. Your article on copiers (“Not Your Father’s Evolution,” Feb. 2): bless you, we are all copiers and must be in order to sustain the status quo of progress. The better things become (ample food, shelter, peace, health, titillation, etc.) the more free time we have to contemplate our navels and hopefully meaningful personal enlightenment. So …  The tip of Maslow’s Pyramid, the ultimate goal of human development, is selfactualization. When one has reached this peak, does one do a touchdown dance and drop dead of “acquisition depletion”? What if, my friend, what if that ultimate wonderment is but a portal!  You stand on the tip top of primitive man’s best guess as to perfection, and you say, “This is just the beginning.  Self-actualization may be the key to our next step in evolution: the road to sloughing off this horrid carbon cycle of eating others and crapping them out, of needing a body that must decay and die. The stars await! Whoa, old girl. These are the words of an aging carbon cycle miscreant close to decaying and death. (Where is your overview, Mrs. Betz? You must let me relax and not think awhile. I’ve the laundry to do today.  However, I know you, and I know you will write something else soon that riles me.  All your articles are read and enjoyed by Bill and me, but these terrific over-view

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Humboldt Tweets the Earthquake! The USGS is reporting that the earthquake that shook us all up a few minutes ago — at 1:07 p.m., to be exact — richtered in at 5.3 5.5 5.6 (updated) and was centered near Weitchpec. First off, everyone good? Let us know if otherwise. As of 1:25 p.m. the Eureka Police Department had no reports of damage. But Humboldtians are providing their own reports on Twitter — a few with some added hidden advertisements! Some highlights: @healthsport: Earthquake makes for a more exciting workout@ HealthSPORT! Shake up your fitness routine today! @zogboy: I lived in Northridge in ‘94, so I’m somewhat blasé about these lesser quakes. #QuakeSnob @VenloChocolates: Our customers did

not budge from their Valentine chocolate during our 5.3 earthquake 10 minutes ago. They know what’s priority #Humquake. @weedglass: 5.5 earthquake just knocked a bunch of jars off the shelf and 0 breakage, that Per glass is tough stuff. @Amy_Stewart: Yikes, that was a frisky little earthquake. I’m betting 4.9. Anyone else? @ArcataScoop: All ice cream seems to have survived that earthquake. @DonnaYTam: I just read like 10 #earthquake tweets in a row. Alas, I was walking across town in Eureka and didn’t feel it at all. #feelingleftout @kaylakaylajo: Earthquake in humboldt county! Ahh I hope the weeds ok.. @KHUMradio: What earthquake? ● BY ANDREW GOFF / FEB. 13, 9:54 A.M.

Don’t Serve Alcohol to Humboldt’s Youngins First, it’s just, like, a bad thing to do. But also because sometimes those minors are decoys deployed by local law enforcement. The Eureka Police Department sent out a press release that read in part: (Eureka) – The Eureka Police Department, in conjunction with the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control, cited two clerks/employees for selling alcohol to a minor, and cited one other adult who purchased alcohol for a minor on 2-102012. This action was the result of a “minor decoy” and “shoulder tap” operation conducted with grant funding. The release said that a police decoy successfully bought alcohol at Patriot Gasoline, 4175 Broadway, and Babettas Restaurant at 1587 Myrtle Ave. It also included a long list of stores and one pizza parlor that refused to sell booze to the decoy buyers. Read it on our website. ●

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So what is it that keeps us running? For and did endless loops along the Eureka Deshazo it is a drive for a competitive waterfront at sunrise. I completed the edge and a feeling of complete freedom half-marathon a few minutes under my when he hits his stride. For Tauses it’s goal time, and I was exhilarated. therapeutic to do nothing but put one Then I made a foolhardy mistake. I foot in front of the other and think for decided to do it again. miles at a time. My second half-marathon training was As someone who lives on the “Type plagued with injuries and inconsistencies. A” end of the spectrum, I’ve learned that I wrecked my back, twisted my ankle and running lets me release my anxiety and tweaked my neck. I trained through the self-criticism. winter, so mostly Running makes me I ran in the dark feel tired and acand in the rain. It complished, which sucked. My shoes makes me more were always wet. 1. Vary your workouts. Alternate short relaxed, which My low back always and fast with long and slow. makes me a better ached. While I was 2. Be a running tourist. Explore the partner and friend. running I fantasized Community Forest, Ma-le’l Dunes, and I loved running about lying on my from Old Town to Henderson Center.   when it made me couch watching 3. The more water-logged your sneakfeel strong and Netflix. Anything ers, the heavier they are. Dry those suckpowerful. I need on Netflix. I comers out. running when it pleted the Corvallis 4. Run alone. makes me feel Half-Marathon on 5. Run with other people sometimes. weak, forcing me a frigid morning in Base your pace on the slower person. to push harder April. Slowly and in 6. Ditch your Garmin/Iphone/Android to outpace my pain.  sometimes. Run au naturel. demons. Running I hated running. 7. Walk when you feel like it. teaches me every I felt guilty about 8. Drink water and eat lean protein day that the only hating running. And before and after runs. way out of a situI found out that I 9. Skip your run sometimes and do a ation, be it a mile wasn’t alone. little yoga instead. Or stay in your pajamas marker that needs Matt Deshazo and watch Ferris Buelller’s Day Off. Again. to be reached or a is a former HSU 10. Sign-up for a Six River Running Club work conflict that cross-country Race. Remind yourself that runners come needs to be reathlete. He’s now a in a variety of ages, shapes, and speeds. solved, is by staring competitive cyclist It’s OK if you get smoked by a 9 year old. straight ahead and who still runs as Those suckers are fast. moving through it. part of his condi11. Make nostalgic music mixes for yourJust because I tioning program. self. Conjure up happy memories while need to run for the When I told him you run. sake of my mental I hated running, 12. Once you get to the top of hill, health doesn’t he said, “Uh, yeah. appreciate the view from the top for a mean I have to like Most runners hate second. Then run down the hill with your it. I still lie in bed running. Endurance arms flapping and flailing in the air like a making nonsense sports are mental crazy person. bargains with and physical pain. myself, “If I run in Eventually you the rain this mornbecome built for ing I won’t have long distance. But to run in the dark the pain doesn’t go this evening.” Or, “If I run today I can take away.” tomorrow and the day after off.”  I whine One of my running partners, Adrimy way out of half of the runs I plan every enne Tauses, completed four marathons week. I am currently researching new trails this year. She runs six days a week. She to explore to distract me from the fact insists, “I love running.” But on our last run that I do not want to run this weekend. together, in the snow and slush remnants I may not be a joyful runner these days, of an Oregon blizzard, she said, “There is but I’m still out there pounding the trails, a point on every run when I just want it to fantasizing about nachos and my Netflix be over. It doesn’t matter if it’s three miles queue.  ● or 13 miles. It’s psychological.”

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hate running. Running murders the knees, cranks the hamstrings tight as drums, and inflames the hips. In theory running is a cheap, accessible sport. In reality most runners arrange their schedules around running. They rise in the dark, haul sweaty sneakers to work to run during lunch breaks, and skip happy hour in the evenings. Yes, nachos and Great Whites sound great after a long day. But if a runner needs to clock eight more miles or do a tempo run, then the sneakers get laced and the pints have to wait. I hate missing happy hour. I’ve been running since I was a freshman in college. It started as a way to get out of my dorm room while my roommate made out with her boyfriend. Then I found a map of three, five, and eight mile loops through the woods on the edge of Wesleyan University in Connecticut, and started slowly working my mileage up until I could comfortably complete the eight-mile loop before breakfast. During my senior year I lived with four intense women and a volatile cat. My morning runs were one of the few times I was alone.  Running helped me manage my stress

and anxiety. One of my running routes took me up a steep incline to a vista point overlooking a large pond surrounded by granite boulders. I dubbed this route “Anger Hill.” I ran it every time I was furious with my roommates for leaving dishes in the sink or smoking in the living room or playing “Box of Rain” on repeat until 4 a.m. By the time I reached the top, my anger dissolved into exhaustion and I was grateful to return home. Indignation couldn’t survive Anger Hill. There was a time when my running was glorious. I got faster and upgraded to fancy running shoes. I identified as a “runner,” but also as an explorer. Running was my way of claiming my territory, both in the neighborhoods where I lived and places I visited. I ran new routes all the time. I tried to create loops (instead of “out and backs”) that maximized the uncharted ground I could cover. I got lost a lot. But I always returned victorious. I ran the Avenue of the Giants halfmarathon in 2010. I checked my training schedule every morning and followed its marching orders obediently. Ten miles at an easy pace? Done. 800 meter intervals? Yessir. Sprints? OK. Rest Day? Thank God. I ran the Hammond Trail in the sleet • North Coast Journal • Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012


CONCRETE ACTIVISTS As the courthouse camp crumbles, Occupy protesters seek more fertile ground By Ryan Burns




n a misty Tuesday evening, as the setting sun shot liquid silver through an overcast sky, a couple dozen progressive activists came together at Sunny Brae’s favorite (and practically only) gathering spot, the Coffee Break. The activists, a casually dressed bunch that skewed toward middle age, had recently split in exasperation from the local Occupy movement. Tonight they were in high spirits, especially for such a small group of people, in such a remote part of the world, bent on redeeming a corrupt society and rescuing a damaged planet. It was after hours, but a thin young barista in braids and natural fabrics had stuck around. She filled drink orders while the activists murmured hellos. (Progressive activism on the North Coast is an insular scene; most faces here were familiar to each other.) The wand on the espresso machine screamed foam into a pitcher of milk while bright-eyed locals stepped through the door smiling. A bearded, hyper young man called Falstaff had slipped a Guy Fawkes mask onto a wooden pig sitting on a bookshelf, and the image seemed to tickle him. “I did that,” he told a new arrival. The upstart organization calls itself Humboldt Village, and the attendees hadn’t come to hold up signs or erect a tent village. They’d gathered inside Sunny Brae’s artsy little drivethrough/sit-down coffee shop to watch a

couple of YouTube videos and brainstorm project ideas. The Occupy Wall Street movement, which had begun four months prior, lit a fire under their collective backsides, as it has for countless others across the country and beyond. Even hardened cynics have regained some hope that change might be possible. The tough part is figuring out where to start. Trinidad resident Larry Goldberg, a robust, 50-something tech guru with a thick gray beard and a deep, authoritative voice, brought the meeting to order. Standing with his back to an upright piano, Goldberg introduced Bayside resident Lois Cordova, a soft-spoken woman with silver-streaked hair pulled into a loose bun atop her head. “Humboldt Village was a figment of my imagination,” she said quietly. Several people hollered for her to speak up, so she repeated herself a bit louder, adding, “It’s getting bigger and more fun every day.” After a round of introductions, the overhead lights were turned off and Goldberg fired up the YouTube videos, which he projected through coiled cords from a laptop onto a slide screen. The short videos — one called “Who Killed Economic Growth?” and another called “The Story of Stuff” — offered simplistic, Schoolhouse Rock-style lessons on the limits of an economy fueled by frenzied consumerism and finite natural resources. (When the sound cut out midway through a sentence about “perceived obsolescence,” one guy quipped, “Welp, time to throw out that computer!” A hearty laugh rippled through the room.) In the discussion that followed, there seemed no limit to project ideas and suggested local actions, ranging from bicycling to work to launching an alternative currency (an idea with a long history of failure on the North Coast). Goldberg brought up permacultures, peak oil and sustainability, suggesting Humboldt County join a multi-national movement called “transition towns.” There was a brief debate about the wisdom of killing your TV, some commiseration about the lousy state of public transit and lots of talk about the wisdom of self-sufficiency. Ultimately the group decided that the best way to move forward would be to form smaller focus groups — one would do community outreach; another would focus on economic analysis; a third would develop a clearinghouse for work trades, teach-ins, drum circles … anything! There was palpable energy and excitement in the room — and it wasn’t just the caffeine. “This is what I hoped Occupy would be,” one woman enthused, and nearly everyone murmured their agreement.



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Occupy movement let them down? Plenty of other locals have complained about the full-time protest outside the county courthouse. Some even held a counter-protest a couple weeks ago, urging people to “Take Back Our Courthouse.” Humboldt Village activists still believe in Occupy’s main messages — calling attention to lopsided inequity and the corrupting influence of Wall Street — and yet they chose to disassociate themselves from the Occupy name, and they moved their strategizing away from the county courthouse. This inter-movement turmoil isn’t unique to Humboldt County. Rifts have been emerging in Occupy protests across the country, most notably in Oakland where violent clashes with police officers — including a recent melee where more than 400 people were arrested — have sparked debates about appropriate tactics and targets. In Eureka, as in Oakland, there’s a seemingly un-bridgeable divide between protesters who view cops as potential allies in the 99 percent (or, at worst, as irrelevant guntoting stooges) and those who see cops as the oppressive arm of the state — front-line foot soldiers defending our corrupt system. So that’s one source of tension. Another comes from trying to synthesize all the different perspectives under the wide Occupy umbrella. Critics of Occupy have knocked the movement for being ill-defined, and the protesters themselves proudly proclaim that they have no official spokespeople or leaders. This inclusive approach presents a challenge when you want to move beyond protesting. “By staying general it’s allowed Occupy

to be a big tent,” protester David Boyd said while standing in front of the courthouse. “But I think specific goals need to be addressed, and I think the way that’s gonna happen is through independent working groups.” In a recent phone interview, Goldberg said that the local Occupy General Assemblies had grown hopelessly messy. These meetings, where activists from all three local protest sites (HSU, Arcata and Eureka) gather for updates, discussion and strategizing, kept devolving into arguments. “I mean, we couldn’t even agree to do nonviolent [actions] only,” Goldberg said. “There were people there who were arguing that trashing property should be OK. Well, I don’t agree.” Last month, Eureka police officers arrested six self-identified Occupy protesters, all in their early- to mid-20s, who’d allegedly broken into a vacant house on O Street in Eureka. According to police, the protesters had torn out wiring, spray-painted the walls and set up residence in the house. They claimed to be occupying it in part to protest against foreclosures, evidently unaware that the house hadn’t been foreclosed on; it was rental that happened to be between tenants. Since the beginning of October there have been 142 calls for service and 150 arrests or citations related to the courthouse Occupy protest, Interim Police Chief Murl Harpham said last week. Nearly half of those arrests were for violations of the Eureka municipal code, including the city’s no-camping ordinance. Then there are the complaints of littering, public drunkenness and urination and defecation. (Who can forget the infamous viral video of News Channel 3’s Betsy Lambert demanding to know “Who pooped and peed

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on the bank?”) Harpham estimated that Occupy-related overtime costs for his department have reached $5,000. There have also been injuries. A police officer struck a protester in the leg with his club. “But it was within policy,” Harpham said. Another protester hit his head while being arrested. County jail staff refused to admit the man until he’d been checked out at the hospital, where he received four staples in his scalp. A third above Verbena, at left in black, attends an Occupy General Assembly. Photo by Andrew Goff protester, Hans Ashbaucher, had several ribs cracked when an officer came down on him with his organized a group of volunteers to repair knee during a struggle. some of the damage. As for Verbena, Gold  berg said, “If I didn’t know better, I would   for Eureka’s suspect that she’s a saboteur.” more militant protesters is seasoned agitator Westhaven resident Sylvia De Rooy, a Kim Starr, who goes by the name Verveteran activist who recalls standing with bena. Her activism with such local groups the likes of Noam Chomsky and Howard as Redwood Curtain CopWatch, People’s Zinn, went even further. The local Occupy Project (an advocacy group for the homemovement, she said, has become “a compliless) and Richardson Grove Action Now is cated mess. And Verbena is at the heart of characterized by in-your-face provocation that mess.” — often followed by arrest. And while there The Journal recently sat down with Verare legitimate criticisms to be made about bena at an Old Town coffee shop to discuss the Eureka Police Department’s handling of her goals and tactics. Looking a bit worn the protest at the county courthouse, the out, she said she hadn’t slept well the previVerbena-style tactics there have steadily ous night. And she struggled with the first eroded public support for the local Occupy few questions about the big-picture objecmovement. tives of the Occupy movement. “There’s Even Goldberg and other Occupiers say this control thing where there’s a small they’re tired of the courthouse encamppercentage, like the whole 99 percent, 1 ment. “I think it’s counterproductive,” percent that is controlling, or always trying Goldberg said. “But there is a group within to control all the resources, um, everyone Occupy [Eureka] that wants to stay there else’s lives, and everything on the earth,” forever.” Goldberg was appalled by the she said. break-in and vandalism of the house on O Verbena seemed on firmer ground talking Street, so he contacted the owner and has about the small-scale specifics of protest-

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ers’ encounters with Eureka police officers in front of the county courthouse. In fact, she spoke of that area as a sort of Gettysburg for her numerous causes. “We cannot stop the highway expansion through Richardson Grove or create the environment we need to create so Wal-Mart isn’t here if we can’t Kim Starr, aka Verbena. Eureka Police mug shot even hold a sign in front of a courthouse and we can’t even stand on a lawn there,” she said. And she rejected the idea that the courthouse protest has become counterproductive. If anything, she said, there should be more protesters, more presentations, more signs. Why? “So that people realize the absolute relevance and importance and significance of us holding that space until it is the people’s space to protest again.” For Verbena, the Occupy movement’s battleground is the Humboldt County Courthouse. Her complaints almost never address the vanishing middle class, wealth hoarding by the top 1 percent or corporate influence on government. They’re about the cyclone fence around the courthouse lawn (ostensibly erected to let the grass recover from damage inflicted by Occupy campers). They’re about police officers removing protest signs from that fence. And they’re

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about her longstanding allegations of police brutality. Regardless of the merits of these complaints, many in the local Occupy movement feel that Verbena has lost perspective — if she ever had any to begin with. And they resent her for co-opting the Occupy banner.   have lost patience, too. At a Board of Supervisors meeting last month, the board directed staff to work on an ordinance that will set certain restrictions on the time, place and manner of protests allowed at the courthouse. Under the First Amendment, local governments are allowed to place reasonable restrictions on speech. But defining “reasonable” is always a bit sticky. “This is obviously something that’s the subject of a whole body of constitutional law,” County Administrative Officer Phillip Smith-Hanes said last week. “I hope I won’t have to read through every case the Supreme Court has decided in this area.” Smith-Hanes has just begun working on the ordinance by looking at similar guidelines in other California communities. Meanwhile, protesters are complaining that the county has already placed unreasonable restrictions on their constitutional rights. In a recent interview on local radio station KMUD, protesters Jim Decker and Janelle Egger argued that the county should remove the cyclone fence, allow some type of shelter to be erected and even provide portable bathrooms for the “night crew.” “We politely declined that request,” Smith-Hanes said. Second District Supervisor Clif Clendenen joined in the KMUD conversation and tried to instill some camaraderie between local government and the protest-

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ers, saying, “We’re shoulder-to-shoulder with the Occupy folks” while insisting that “we need to treat the courthouse area with a level of decorum.” If anything, tensions between protesters and government seem to be increasing. In December, Egger submitted a Public Records Act request to the county asking for copies of all Occupy-related communications from District Attorney Paul Gallegos. The documents provided to Egger included emails in which Gallegos expressed concern about the public safety risks posed by allowing tents in front of the courthouse. “The risk of potential harm is too great,” Gallegos wrote in a Nov. 18 email to Third District Supervisor Mark Lovelace. “All you need is 1 McVeigh guy.” This reference to the 1995 Oklahoma City bomber was seized on by protesters as an inflammatory accusation. They characterized it as part of an “unlawful government conspiracy to vilify and suppress” their movement. This line of reasoning strains credibility when you consider the context. Gallegos wrote only to Supervisor Lovelace and confided, “Candidly I support the movement.” He also said that he’d “resisted the urge to go and join them” only because he didn’t want to appear biased in any prosecutions. Plus Gallegos said, “I do not suspect that any of those tents contain any explosives or otherwise dangerous materials.” He just couldn’t be certain, which made him nervous. Even Harpham, widely regarded as a conservative “Good Old Boy,” said in an email to Gallegos and Eureka officials, “I too supported the basis [of the] movement, but it has morphed into something ugly that [has] little to do with the original intent.” continued on page 17

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A county official who asked not to be identified told the Journal last week that staffers found piles of rocks stacked in discreet locations around the courthouse building. Last month, a planning commissioner’s car window was smashed while the commissioner was inside, but there was no evidence that the window was broken by an Occupy protester. Still, some people who work in the building are on edge. The Journal asked Verbena if she knew anything CLOCKWISE, FROM ABOVE WHAT REMAINED OF THE OCCUPY about the broken window or PROTEST AT THE COURTHOUSE LATE LAST WEEK. PHOTO BY RYAN the piles of rocks. She said she BURNS OCCUPY PROTESTER JANELLE EGGER FACES A COUNTERdidn’t, but then she rememPROTESTER. PHOTO BY ANDREW GOFF A VANDALIZED SIGN AT THE bered a phone conversation HUMBOLDT COUNTY COURTHOUSE. PHOTO BY RYAN BURNS she’d had earlier in the day. A fellow protester had said, “They took our serious mental health conditions. The Ocrocks,” Verbena recalled. She assumed he cupy movement may not be about these was talking about the rocks protesters use societal problems in any direct way, but a to keep their signs from blowing away, but case can be made that these very people — she wasn’t certain. the ones living near the bottom 1 percent — are the first casualties of a corrupt, the complaints about the consumer-driven society. Trouble is, they’re Occupy protesters at the courthouse contypically not the best spokespeople for their cern their appearance, hygiene and erratic own cause. behavior. At the counter-protest a couple Interim Chief Harpham said the courtweeks ago, Occupy protesters were called house protest has become a haven for the dehumanizing names like “vermin,” “freaks” mentally ill. “And unfortunately there’s not and “human waste.” (There was name-calling many places for those people because Rongoing the other direction, too. And, it should ald Reagan, when he was governor, closed all be noted, there were some civil conversathe state mental hospitals.” tions between people with opposing views.) On a recent Friday evening outside Many of the folks who have gathered at the courthouse, Occupy Eureka protestthe courthouse are homeless. Some have ers gathered amid tables and signs for a substance abuse problems, and a few have weekly event they call a “celebration of our

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determination.” A long, portable card table had been covered with informational fliers and framed portraits of progressive heroes: Martin Luther King, JFK, RFK, Gandhi, Dennis Kucinich. A hand-painted banner draped along the front of the table read, “DISSENT IS NOT TERRORISM! Support Occupy Eureka.” Many people cradled bowls of food or sipped coffee from paper cups. Bright rays from the setting sun bounced off the concrete walls of the courthouse, but the temperature was dropping fast. Men shoved their hands deep into the pockets of their heavy coats and hunched their shoulders up around their beanie-wrapped heads. A woman named Martha Devine, who wore a knit orange hat with long ear flaps and tassels, explained the gathering. “Every Friday we get together and have potluck meal,” she said. “The purpose is to share and to build the

kind of community we want to live in, i.e. the kind of place where people feed each other, take care of each other, etc.” With a joyful shout, a young man leaped sideways in front of a reporter’s camera, a huge grin plastered on his face. “Can you tell I’m high?” he asked. His name is Daniel Lee Powers, but people call him Hatchet Face, he said, showing off a scar on his forehead. His favorite protest activity is “bumming the man” — having sex on the concrete in front of the courthouse so that the cops can see his ass on the security cameras — “which I’ve done many times,” he added with a giggle. “That’s my way of protesting against the cops.” A few feet away, a woman named Nezzie Wade offered to ladle out a serving of the soup she brought. She lifted the lid off the white metal pot to reveal a hot broth swimming with noodles, carrots, potatoes, beans and cilantro. Wade brings soup every Wednesday and Friday. She continued on page 19

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“Now that we’ve found each other, we’re taking some time to step back and figure out what the best way to move forward is,” Boyd said. “In Humboldt County you have hundreds of energized people who are now talking about issues.” Increasingly, that discussion has moved away from the courthouse. By last Friday, the number of protesters there had dwindled to five. (Or maybe 12; a group of seven was lounging on and around the benches — occupying but not actively protesting.) Meanwhile, Humboldt Village had taken to Facebook, where it had a population of 111 and growing. l

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After gaining a critical buzz and a growing fan  base since the release of Sharon Van Etten’s 2010  breakthrough, epic, the Brooklyn-based, singersongwriter has lived a fairly nomadic life: loads of  couch surfing and lodging in motel rooms spanning  the globe. In between frequent tours, Van Etten  recorded Tramp, a new studio release that captures  her sense of isolation and transitory existence,  while moving toward resolution and growth. At the  same time, the inner demons that occupied her first  several records still lurk. Tramp is essentially divided into two parts,  dark and light, almost as stark and symbolic as the  former Berlin Wall. She sets the tone in the first  cut, “Warsaw,” creating a slate-gray, damp-concrete  atmosphere by using a minimal arrangement. When  the song’s narrator sings, “I want to be over you.  I want to show you,” the song feels hemmed in,  and you suspect the narrator hasn’t fully gotten  over “you.” The song structures, though varying in  melody and delivery, inhabit this confined territory  for nearly the entire first half of the album. The lone exception in Tramp‘s darker, restrained  section is “Leonard,” a deceptively joyful waltz. Van  Etten cleverly juxtaposes an upbeat waltz with her  lyrics: “Well, well, hell,” she sings, “I am bad … at  loving you,” pausing after “bad” with brilliant, poetic  effect. Tramp‘s seventh cut, “All I Can,” marks the literal  lifting of the album’s lid. The song is illuminated harmonically with a near-operatic crescendo, recalling  the power of UK contemporary Anna Calvi, without  the over-the-top splash. “We Are Fine,” a midtempo, folk-pop duet with Beirut’s Zach Condon, is  delivered like a resigned reaffirmation, recognizing  her attempt to move beyond her publicized past.  (Van Etten has spoken often of a bad break-up with  a former musician-boyfriend as an inspiration for  countless tunes.) She takes a soulful approach with  “Magic Chords,” with her extraordinary vocals giving  the song a deep warmth. For the better part of Tramp, producer Aaron  Dessner, guitarist and co-founder of The National,  serves Van Etten’s songs with an even hand, adorning  them with texture where needed. The sound is a  departure from the alternative-country leanings  of Van Etten’s superb previous release, epic. Tramp  bears more of a Nordic new-folk sound — chilly, yet  inviting. Tramp is both a summation and a needed break  — musically, metaphorically and lyrically. As with  Leonard Cohen, it’s doubtful that her melancholy  will ever cease — it’s what gives her delivery a  sensual, intimate tone. Just listen to Tramp; her talent is evident throughout. Van Etten only needs to  widen her scope and narratives as a songwriter to let  the floodgates open for the next elevated level, one  occupied by a very select core of songwriters. – By Mark Shikuma


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If a stream of recent books are correct (I’ve  reviewed several here, by David Orr, Bill McKibben  and Paul Gilding), much of this century is going to be  significantly and catastrophically different from today,  due primarily to energy and ecological limits amplified  by the climate crisis. The authors all made strong cases  for what is likely to change, but less impressive suggestions on how to think constructively in the coming  context. Now there’s another generation of books that take  a deeper and more comprehensive look, however preliminary, at what might constitute a way forward in the  inevitable cultural shift. Two very impressive ones have  been published almost simultaneously by MIT Press.  This is a brief review of the first, by political scientist  and veteran author William Ophuls. He starts with the stark if now familiar premise:  “Modern civilization lives on depleting energy and  borrowed time. Its day of reckoning approaches.” So  we need a new ideal that “makes a virtue out of the  necessity of living within our ecological means.” In  this very blunt book-length essay, Ophuls puts the  emphasis on the word “virtue.” Our failures can’t be  remedied by “smarter management, better technology  and stricter regulation” because they are supported  by “a catastrophic moral failure that demands a radical  shift in consciousness.” Ophuls does not develop a new futuristic system  replete with its own jargon. He critiques the failures  of our simplistic cultural context. And he returns to  forgotten sources in the currently ignored classics of  western civilization for conceptual tools that might  equip us to deal with the onslaught of rigorous change.  Yet this isn’t a scholarly rehash either: It uses these  ideas together with current ecological understanding  to inform decisions on how we should live and organize  ourselves and cope with a future of immense challenge. His chapters examine “law and virtue,” ecology, physics, individual and cultural psychology, and politics in the  larger sense of how societies are organized. Plato, Thoreau, Thomas Jefferson, Rousseau, Jung and other ancient,  modern and contemporary thinkers are consulted. But he proposes neither an intellectual new order  nor a return to some bookish Golden Age. He argues  for adherence to better interpretations of natural law,  and for a balance found in Thoreau: “The civilized man  is a more experienced and wiser savage” who forgoes  superfluities for “a life of simplicity, independence,  magnanimity and trust.” To me there is something very encouraging about  his general approach. It says that even in the intensity  of the coming confusion, we have the tools to think  and feel our way out of it. Ophuls bravely and succinctly offers his synthesis, which at the very least is a  well-constructed springboard to fruitful debate and  further thought.  – By William Kowinski

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n 1956, John Osborne’s Look Back in Anger transformed British drama almost overnight. With its non-upper class characters and setting, and its contemporary street sensibilities, it played throughout England and catapulted British theatre into the modern age. It helped ignite a new generation of playwrights in England and America, from Harold Pinter to Edward Albee, who begat Sam Shepard and so on. The play expressed its times and greatly benefited from its timing. The twentysomething characters were new, and the same age as playwright Osborne, director Tony Richardson and critic Kenneth Tynan, who championed the play. They all went on to influential careers over the next generation. Tynan’s review likened Osborne’s hero to Hamlet, and since then the role of Jimmy Porter has been on the checklist for ambitious young British actors, along with the great Dane. Kenneth Branagh played it in 1989, as did David Tennant in 2005. But the play always had problems in America, especially as translating the exact political and class situations in 1950s England became compounded by the distance of time. New York Times reviewer Frank Rich found the 1980 revival dated. The current New York production is getting mixed notices. Still, there are emotional as well as po-

litical analogies. Tynan defined the young generation in the play as having come of age “around the time that their elders invented the hydrogen bomb.” Today’s young inherit the apocalyptic climate crisis. Instead of Suez, we had Iraq; instead of the ruling class, we have the 1 percent. Though the class context is different, there is a common reality, especially for the American version of what John Lennon called the working class hero. Jimmy Porter is probably the first in his family to be educated, though at a non-prestigious provincial university. As a result he’s become a person who belongs nowhere — he can’t go home, and he can’t manage the falseness involved in moving up, even if there were opportunities worth pursuing. But Jimmy is not a one-note character — he can be kind and funny as well as aggressive — and his tirades are not position papers. As a dramatist Osborne expresses (in his words) “the texture of ordinary despair, the way it expresses itself in rhetoric and gestures that may perhaps look shabby, but are seldom simple.” This complexity plays out in the ongoing interpersonal drama. Jimmy lives in a crowded flat with his beautiful ruling class wife Alison and his working class friend Cliff. When Alison’s friend Helena enters, she precipitates the changes that drive the plot.

The production of Look Back in Anger currently at Ferndale Repertory Theatre faithfully follows the setting of the original production. There is the usual American problem of not immediately recognizing this world, and so some of the funniest lines can slip by. If the play is no longer shocking, it is still strange. Jimmy’s baiting of Alison, her apparent passivity, and the provocative relationship of Cliff and Alison all contribute to the first act tension. As Jimmy, Ethan Edmonds’ accent seemed a bit too posh at first, though his sonorous delivery (reminding me of Richard Burton starring in the classic 1959 film version) ultimately pays off in a big way, for one of the surprises of this play is the eloquence and abundance of language. Once Alison starts talking, Greta Stockwell brings her to life, and she achieves a perhaps surprising balance between these characters. Charlie Heinberg as Cliff ably negotiates a space between them. After this seemingly chaotic and overgenerous preparation, and with the strong addition of Tisha Sloan as Helena, the second act is completely gripping. In his one scene, Bob Morse provides instant credibility as Alison’s father, the representative of the ruling class that Jimmy criticizes — criticism that he sees as partially just. “You’re hurt because everything is changed,” Alison says to him. “Jimmy is hurt because everything is the same. And neither of you can face it. Something’s gone wrong somewhere, hasn’t it?” But in this play it’s just one way that loss informs living. So despite the inherent problems, this production turns out to be revelatory, due in part to the structural soundness of the play, but mostly to John Heckel’s taut direction and the excellent ensemble acting — as good as any I’ve seen on the North Coast. Kitty Grenot contributes to this production’s success with her set, Ned Daniell with the lighting and Santiago Menjivar with the sound. This Look Back in Anger soars. It’s well worth the journey. It’s at Ferndale Rep through Feb. 26.

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Redwood Curtain opens its new season with The Language Archive by Julia Cho. Directed by James Floss, it features Lynne and Bob Wells, Terry Desch, Christina Jioras, Pamela Lyall, Jerry Nusbaum and Craig Benson. Previews are Thursday and Friday, Feb. 16 and 17, opening night is Saturday, all beginning at 8 p.m. Jeff DeMark reprises his Went to Lunch, Never Returned at Missing Link Records on Friday, Feb. 17, at 8 p.m. The following week (Feb. 25) he’ll be back at the Sewell Gallery with La Patinas doing his work-in-progress, currently titled The Thong Remains the Same. l

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Winterfest, Pin-Ups, psyche metal guitars, steel drums and Fat Tuesday haps


one chilling winds tell us that winter is finally here, for real. Time for another Winterfest, the third annual. What started out as a barhopping offshoot of the sunny Mad River Summerfest morphed into an indoor beer festival with a slew of microbreweries pouring for a Mardi Gras-themed affair at the Arcata Community Center. The drummers and dancers of Samba da Alegria will surely add to the Carnival feel; Lyndsey Battle strums her uke and sings her folky tunes, and there will be funky jams from The Fickle Hill Billies and Speakeasy Saints, both bands augmented by horn sections for the evening. Organizers tell us that “costumes and masks are encouraged” for Saturday’s bash, but beads will suffice. They’ll have food to soak up some of that beer, a good thing since it starts at 6 p.m. and ends early. While it’s a benefit for Coastal Grove Charter School, you must be 21 to attend. And since it ends at 10 p.m., that leaves time for an official afterparty: Moo-Got-2 brings the funk over to Humboldt Brews. Speaking of fundraisers, the vaudevillians of Humboldt VarietyVille celebrate their first anniversary Thursday with a benny at the Arcata Playhouse for Spare Change, the theatrical youth outreach arm of Six Rivers Planned Parenthood. Among the many acts: the above-mentioned Lyndsey Battle, accordionist/human jukebox Rick Fugate, tap dancing juggler Holly Johnston, Jeremiah the Juggler, StevenWeven (another juggler), Savage Henry comic Sarah Godlin, Knee High Puppets, Don Husman of In Human Creation, and some Spare Change alums. The Small Axe Ensemble closes the show with rock ‘n’ roll for dancing. Bay Area bandleader/vocalist Forrest Day walks the line between hip hop and rock with the band that bears his name, spitting out rhymes and singing on a debut album also called Forrest Day. Forrest hits the Jambalaya Thursday for a show that also includes Chico’s Soul Union, an African/Caribbean fusion founded by John Dutro featuring Malian kora player Karamo Susso.


By Bob Doran

In the wake of last weekend’s tattoo expo at Blue Lake Casino’s Sapphire Place comes Friday’s Humboldt Fire Pin-Up Party, a celebration hosted by the local rolling paper company. Organizers plan a rolling contest (using some sort of herbal mix), a show with the Humboldt Pinup Girls, as featured on the Humboldt Pin-up Calendar (which is a bit late this year), plus Va Va Voom and Blue Angel Burlesque, and music by Berel Alexander and local reggae band Mighty Redwood Ambassadors with Madi Simmons and Empress Kiki. They promise a “special fire show and samba at midnight,” (maybe in the parking lot?). Then it’s electronica into the wee hours with Psy-Fi, DJ Itchie Fingaz, DJ Reishi, and a ZerohouR/Johnny Crough tagteam, with the all-nighter allegedly ending at 5 a.m. Also on the electronica front, a World Famous show Thursday at the Arcata Theatre Lounge leaning toward dubstep with burner Heyoka, Noah D and R/D, who mixes indie rock into his electro-hop. Deep Groove Society’s Sundaze at Jambalaya features Dennis “D-Rakkas” Shaw and Alex Greggs, aka South Rakkas Crew, plus J Sun. Friday at the Jambalaya, a double header with bluesy jammers Children of the Sun plus Area Sound, described by Sunchild bassist Drew as “a really fun live conscious hip-hop group” with two MCs, Steamer and Zach, backed by an “all-star band,” that just happens to include Drew. This week’s tributes: Naive Melodies doing Talking Heads music “All Night Long” Friday night at Red Fox with special guests Bump Foundation; meanwhile Miracle Show plays Dead at HumBrews. Tons of heaviness at the Alibi this weekend: Friday it’s Arizona thrash metal band Vektor, plus Cerebrate, described (somewhat unpleasantly) by Francois of upsidedowncross as “crushing vomitus death metal from Arcata.” Upsidedowncross returns to the Alibi Saturday with two heavy Portland bands, Fall the Giants and Hang the Old Year, plus the nightclub debut of El Yeti, with former members of

Dragged by Horses, The Hitch and Grimace. Italian reggae? Why not? International reggae star Alberto D’Ascola, better known as Alborosie, was raised in Sicily but caught the one-drop bug as a teen and now calls Kingston, Jamaica, home. Expect tunes from his soon-tobe-released album, Escape from Babylon, as he tours with The Shengen Clan. Locals Rude Lion and Akaboom Sound open Friday’s show at the Arcata Theatre Lounge. There’s more reggae Saturday at the Jambalaya with British dub band Zion Train plus Brooklyn/SF Rasta Rocker T, AbbaRoots Hi-Fi and Tanasa Ras. Wait, still more: Simple Creation, a fourpiece reggae/rock band out of Roseville, plays Friday at Six Rivers and Saturday at BLC’s Wave. Humboldt’s own New Orleans Mardi Gras Cajun combo The Bayou Swamis plays for a pre-Mardi Gras celebration Friday night at the Bear River Casino. “It’s time to eat, drink and be merry for who knows, the next earthquake may rock our socks off,” says Swamis’ bassist Marla Joy. There’s lots going on for Fat Tuesday (Feb. 21), the real Mardi Gras. Six Rivers Brewery hosts its sixth annual Fat Tuesday Party, a carnival-esque evening of “beer and beads” with the Samba na Chuva dancers and drummers doing that Brazilian thing and special guests Steel Standing, a “relatively new” band. “We are a 10-piece pan band, almost entirely current or former members of the HSU Calypso Band,” says Steel Standing member Tricia Baxter, giving props to mentor/Calypso Band founder Eugene Novotny. “Our intention is to stay true to our roots and push ourselves to new levels of discovery through this unique instrument,” she continued. “Our repertoire includes some wonderful soca and panorama tunes from the island of Trinidad, as well as arrangements fused with samba, Afro-Cuban, funk and even ‘80s music. We are also working on a couple things dedicated to the memory of Bryan Osper, including a calypso version of his tune ‘Sweet and Low.’ We feel that there’s a deep purpose behind what we’re doing and

we want to inspire others through our music.” Sounds good to me. Meanwhile Jambalaya’s Fat Tuesday Party features a different sort of rhythmic tropical music: the Afrofunk sounds of AfroMassive. It’s not particularly Mardi Gras-ish, but Brooklyn honky-tonk country swingers The Sweetback Sisters with Emily Miller on fiddle and Zara Bode on guitar (not sisters by blood) return to the Arcata Playhouse on Tuesday bringing sweet harmonies and a crack band. The Seattle-based neo old-time duo Cahalen Morrison and Eli West opens. Psychedelic guitar rock lives on with Tuesday’s double feature at Humboldt Brews pairing two bands with Humboldt connections: Howlin Rain and Radio Moscow. Former local Ethan Miller from Comets On Fire fronts Howlin Rain on guitar and vocals. His band is touring behind a just-released rockin’ CD, The Russian Wilds, produced by non other than Rick Rubin. The power rock trio Radio Moscow, originally from Iowa, settled in Arcata for a while between tours, then moved on. The band you’ll see next week will be different from the one you may remember. Guitarist/ founder Parker Griggs parted ways with his rhythm section in January on the eve of a big tour after his now-ex-drummer threw a guitar at him onstage (a scene captured on video and posted on YouTube). Drummer Lonnie Blanton and bassist Billy Ellsworth were enlisted almost overnight and the tour continued. Now that’s rock ‘n’ roll. As you may have heard, the old Empire Squared gallery on West Third in Old Town is now the Ink Annex, a performance space/ gallery. An “Anti-Prezi Day Psych Noise Nite” there on Monday teams local alt. psyche band Golden Raven with the duo Darsombra, with guitarist and “future cult leader” Brian Daniloski and video artist Ann Everton taking you on “a mind-melting audio-visual experience that shreds your soul’s armor and blasts you into outer space.” OK. Let’s go. ● • NORTH COAST JOURNAL • THURSDAY, FEB. 16, 2012


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16 thursday ELECTIONS

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


The Language Archive . 8 p.m. Redwood Curtain Theatre, 220 First St., Eureka. Redwood Curtain’s 2012 season opens with Julia Cho’s prize-winning, magical, poignant and quirky comedy starring Lynne and Bob Wells and directed by James Floss. $10. redwoodcurtain. com. 443-7688. Humboldt VarietyVille One Year Anniversary. 9 p.m. Arcata Playhouse, 1251 Ninth St. Presenting a vaudevillian showcase of the county’s finest dancers, musicians, circus performers. Night ends with a dance party led by Arcata’s Small Axe Ensemble. Benefit for Six Rivers Planned Parenthood’s Spare Change. $7. 408-515-2801.


Figure Drawing Group. 7-9 p.m. Cheri Blackerby Gallery, 272 C St., Eureka. In the courtyard. Weekly group. Live model. An Ink People DreamMaker project. 442-0309.


Community-Based Climate Justice Movement. 5:30-7 p.m. Gist Hall, Room 218, HSU. Antwl Akom presents “Race, Power and the Environment: Using Participatory Mapping and New Media to Build a Community-Based Climate Justice Movement” as part of the Sustainable

Futures Speaker Series. speaker_series.html. 826-3653.

17 friday EVENTS

Humboldt Fire Pinup Party. 8:30 p.m. Sapphire Palace, Blue Lake Casino. Celebrating your favorite local rolling papers with music by Mighty Redwood Ambassadors with Madi Simmons and Empress Kiki, Berel Alexander and more. Performance by Va Va Voom and Blue Angel Burlesque. $15. 668-9770.


Laughter On The 23rd Floor. 8 p.m. North Coast Repertory Theatre, 300 Fifth St., Eureka. The comedy by Neil Simon. $15/$12 students and seniors. 442-6278. Look Back in Anger. 8 p.m. Ferndale Repertory Theatre, 447 Main Street. John Osborne’s fiercely honest exploration of political disillusionment and basic human yearning. Directed by John Heckel. $15/$13 students and seniors. 800-838-3006. Went to Lunch, Never Returned … 8 p.m. Missing Link Records, 1073 H. St., Arcata. Jeff DeMark spins tales of temp jobs, wacked love affairs, a typist test gone haywire and other nuggets. $4.99. www.jeffdemark. com. 826-0590. The Language Archive. 8 p.m. Redwood Curtain Theatre. See Feb. 16 listing.


Anton Nel. 7:30 p.m. Calvary Lutheran Church, 716 South


Avenue, Eureka. Eureka Chamber Music Series presents the internationally known pianist performing works by J. S. Bach, Brahms and Schubert. A “Meet the Artists” reception follows the concert. $30, $5 students. 445-9650.


Tatuajes de la Memoria. 4:30 p.m. Reese Bullen Gallery, HSU, Arcata. Opening reception for El Salvadorian expatriate artist Victor Cartagena. Artist talk 6-7 p.m. Show runs through March 8. 826-5814.

18 saturday EVENTS

15th Annual Arcata Eye Ball. 7 p.m. Arcata Theatre Lounge, 1036 G St. Annual shindig features the Eye Rockestra, Eye Dolls Pom Pom Queens of Bat N’ Rouge fame, Rutabaga Queens, Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, Dell’Arte, Shea Freelove, live and silent auction all hosted by Bob Ornelas. Bring a donation for Food for People. $15/$25 a pair. 822-1220.


Laughter On The 23rd Floor. 8 p.m. North Coast Rep. See Feb. 17 listing. The Language Archive. 8 p.m. Redwood Curtain Theatre. See Feb. 16 listing. Look Back in Anger. 8 p.m. Ferndale Rep. See Feb. 17 listing.


Dance the Night Away. 8 p.m. Blue Lake Casino. Music provided by local favorite the Merv George Band.

Sponsored by Parent Committee of the American Indian Education Program of Northern Humboldt Unified School District. Benefit for Title VII Parent Committee Scholarship. $15/$25 couple. 839-6469. An Evening with Rumi. 7:30 p.m. Arcata Playhouse, 1251 Ninth St. Seabury Gould presents world/Indian music blended with the ecstatic poetry of the thirteenthcentury Sufi mystic. $10/$20 sliding scale. seaburygould. com. 845-8167. Joe Garceau and the Revivals. 7 p.m. Westhaven Center for the Arts, 501 S. Westhaven Drive. Local singer/ songwriter performs. $7. 677-9493. Chamber Music Concert. 2 p.m. Morris Graves Museum of Art, 636 F St., Eureka. Free concert of French music by HSU Music Department faculty. 442-0278. Salsa Dancing. 7 p.m. Ramone’s Bakery and Cafe, 2223 Harrison Ave., Eureka. Lesson at 7 p.m. Dancing from 8-11 p.m. $5. 442-1336.


Gallery Talk. 3 p.m. HSU First Street Gallery, 422 First St., Eureka. Claire Joyce and Garth Johnson speak about their collaborative mixed media work: “Play/House.” 443-6363.


Trail Stewards Work Day. 9-11 a.m. Humboldt Coastal Nature Center, 220 Stamps Lane, Manila. Help maintain the trails and grounds around the nature center. Wear closed-toed shoes and bring drinking water. 444-1397. Manila Dunes Restoration. 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Humboldt Coastal Nature Center, 220 Stamps Lane, Manila. Morning of invasive plant removal. Bring water, wear comfortable work clothes. Tools, gloves and cookies


Eye Ballin’ A long, long time ago, way back in the 19th century (1886 to be more exact), the city of Arcata took a great leap forward with the establishment of a weekly newspaper, the Arcata Union. A temporary small step backward came toward the end of the 20th century when the paper’s later-day publisher downsized the paper out of existence. Published for 109 years, the Union had had a lot of employees over the years, including a few who are still in the local news biz today. Among them are Judy Hodgson and Carolyn Fernandez, owners of the North Coast Journal, Jack Durham, publisher/editor/etc. of the McKinleyville Press and Kevin Hoover, who began publishing the Arcata Eye in 1996 to fill the void after the demise of the Union. (Full disclosure: This writer was a Union freelancer up until the end.) Not long after launching his venture, Hoover began throwing annual parties for his readers, at first just for fun, but in recent years also to help fund the operation of his worthy, yet increasingly less profitable journalistic enterprise. This weekend, the paper presents its 15th Arcata Eye Ball, a multifaceted celebration of the hyperlocal newspaper with drama, comedy, dancing girls, magic, mayhem, live and silent auctions, and of course, music. Former Arcata Mayor ”Bad” Bob Ornelas serves as master of ceremonies. Thespians from Dell’Arte return for another round of dramatic interpretation of excerpts from Hoover’s world-renowned Police Log. Rutabaga Queens from Kinetic Universe offer some sort of kinetic kraziness. You’ll be astounded by the shenanigans of International Superclown Shea FreeLove, and thrilled by the enthusiastic dance routines of the Eye Dolls, aka the Bat ‘N’ Rouge Pom Pom Queens. The always colorful Eureka Sisters of provided. 444-1397. Open Gardens. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Humboldt Botanical Gardens, College of the Redwoods, Eureka. Roam the 44acre fully fenced property. $5. 442-5139. Friends of the Marsh Tour. 2 p.m. Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary Interpretive Center, 600 S. G St. Meet leader Bob Rasmussen for a 90-minute walk focusing on the history and plants of the marsh. 826-2359.


Garden of Eatin’ Community Garden Meeting. 10 a.m. Calvary Lutheran Church, 716 South Ave., Eureka. Annual meeting for anyone interested in obtaining a plot for the 2012 growing season. 442-1035.


Community Media Center Orientation. 10 a.m.-noon. Access Humboldt Community Media Center, Eureka

Perpetual Indulgence oversee the auctions, with a portion of the proceeds going to the Eye and the rest to provide dentistry services for disadvantaged children via the Union Labor Health Foundation’s Dental Angel Fund. The event’s main feature is the all-star cover band to end all cover bands. The Arcata Eye Rockestra, a 15-member aggregation, is led by Kevin Hoover himself on drums. The rest of the lineup: Hoover’s younger brother Kelly Hoover on keyboards and guitar; Terrence McNally from Sad Wings of Destiny; “Best Solo Musician in Humboldt” Josephine Johnson on vocals; 3rd District Supervisor Mark Lovelace on guitar; Andrew Goff of 7-Oh-Heaven fame on bass, guitar and keyboards; Pete Ciotti of Full Moon Fever and The Nucleus on drums and guitar; Wolf Navarro of Silent Giants and Phish cover band Sloth on guitar; Marla Joy from The Bayou Swamis etc. on bass, sax and flute; Ross Rowley from The Delta Nationals on bass; folky bluesman Rick Park on guitar; Rob Amerman formerly of The Zygoats on guitar; Kelly Brannon on drums; Dan Davis on bass; LoCo blogger Hank Sims on guitarrón, and most of the above sharing vocal duties. Watch for the collaboration between Sims and Goff on songs written by the outsider artist and former Arcata man-about-town “Ragman” Pete Villarreal. While the ball is a family-friendly all ages affair, those under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. The 15th Annual Arcata Eye Ball unfolds on Saturday, Feb. 18, starting at 7 p.m. at the Arcata Theatre Lounge (1036 G St.). Tickets are $15, two for $25, available around town including at the Arcata Eye office and online at Further details (including a series of stories about the Rockestra) can be found at —Bob Doran High School, Eureka. Learn about media resources available at Access Humboldt including recording studio, field equipment, editing stations, cable TV channels, online archives. 476-1798. Basic Field Videography. 2-5 p.m. Access Humboldt Community Media Center, Eureka High. Learn proper use and handling of video equipment available at Access Humboldt. $30. 476-1798. Flashback February Roller Disco Night. 6-8:30 p.m. Eureka Municipal Auditorium, 1120 F St. Boogie in your bellbottoms and platforms for a night of disco skating. Prizes offered for those dressed up. Participants need waiver from parent/legal guardian. $4/$4.75 adults. 441-4223.

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Senior Meetup. 8 p.m. Eureka Inn Palm Lounge, 518 Seventh St. Single seniors meet. Wear a rose in hair or lapel for easy ID. Non-alcohol drinkers welcome. 442-2990

Campbell Creek Connexion 76 13th St., Arcata. Tickets are $5.00 at the door - and include a dessert in honor of Valentine’s Week. Pick up his CD “Makeshift Motive” at local retailers as well as on iTunes and CD Baby. Recorded and produced independently by Joel in Bakersfield and mastered at Blackler Mastering in Brooklyn, NY.

19 sunday THEATER

Look Back in Anger Matinee. 2 p.m. Ferndale Rep. See Feb. 17 listing.


Open Jazz Jam. 2-4:30 p.m. Morris Graves Museum of Art, 636 F St., Eureka. Experimental jazz group 3 Mediums performs followed by open jam. 442-0278.


I Love Mud. 2-4 p.m. Samoa Boat Ramp. Explore the intertidal mudflats. Discover cool creatures living in the mud, learn about birds that eat them and create some mud art. 444-1397.


Dow’s Prairie Grange Breakfast. 8-11 a.m. Dow’s Prairie Community Grange, 3995 Dow’s Prairie Road, McKinleyville. Delicious pancake breakfast while meeting your neighbors and fellow community members. $6. 840-0100.


Redwood Coast Scrabble Club. 1-5 p.m. Arcata Community Center, 321 Community Parkway. Fun with words. 677-9242. Falk Historical Luncheon. 12:30 p.m. Elk’s Lodge, 445 Herrick Ave., Eureka. Headwaters Forest Reserve Park Ranger Julie Clark presents “A History of Falk,” a PowerPoint and video presentation showing the historic logging town through time. $25. 445-4342. Label GMOs Signature Gathering Training. 4 p.m. Sun Yi’s Academy of Tae Kwon Do, 1215 Giuntoli Lane, Arcata. Help gather valid signatures to get the California Right to Know Genetically Engineered Food Act on the 2012 ballot. northernhumboldtlabelgmos@hotmail. com. 223-0424.

“Oh, give me land, lots of land under starry skies above; don’t fence me in. Let me ride through the wide-open country that I love; don’t fence me in. Let me be by myself in the evenin’ breeze, and listen to the murmur of the cottonwood trees, send me off forever but I ask you please; don’t fence me in.“ — from “Don’t Fence Me In,” by Cole Porter and Bob Fletcher. Cole Porter wrote those lyrics back in 1934, borrowing the last four words, which became the song title, from a poem by Bob Fletcher, an engineer who worked for the Department of Highways in Montana’s big sky country. Singers ranging from Bing Crosby to David Byrne covered it, and now it gives a title to a National Council for the Traditional Arts package tour, Don‘t Fence Me In: Songs, Music and Poetry of the American West. Since the days of Buffalo Bill’s Wild West vaudeville shows, Americans have held a fascination with the myth of the frontier: unfenced, wide-open spaces and cowboys and Indians. While there’s no horseback riding involved, the NCTA review follows in the tradition. It includes cowboy poet Paul Zarzyski, who, like Bob Fletcher, is from Montana. Zarzyski is a cowboy, but actually prefers the term “rodeo poet.” In fact he has a book of poems titled I Am Not A Cowboy, and explains in a poem why he’s not: because cowboys don‘t cry and I can’t fight back my 4-H’er greenhorn rapture while watching Cody foal — no white socks up front, a blazed face breaking through the giant dewdrop into the 10:15 a.m. sun, two hind socks stretched side-by-side in the dirt like reverse white-on-black exclamation marks, and yup, it’s a filly! Because real cowboys frown unless it’s a horse colt… Then you have North Bear, a traditional Northern Plains powwow drum group originally from the Wind River Reservation in Wyoming but now based in Montana. Brothers Jermaine and Aloysious Bell founded the group; Lonnie Wise Spirit, Jr. and TyRae Healy are along for the tour, chanting and thumping on frame drums. Yodeling Wylie Gustafson is yet another Montanan,

20 monday DANCE

Friendship Circle Dance. 7-10 p.m. Moose Lodge, 4328 Campton Road, Eureka. Dancers 50 and older enjoy dancing with live music from the 1930s-50s. $4. 725-5323. Swing Dance Night. 7:30 p.m. Redwood Raks World Dance Studio, 824 L St., Arcata. Swing what your mama gave you! $5. 616-6876.


Support After Suicide. 6:30 p.m. Adorni Recreation Center, 1011 Waterfront Drive, Eureka. Comfort and support through the difficult grieving process of losing a loved one to suicide. 839-3349.




and a genuine cowboy, a cutting horse rodeo rider with a flashy belt buckle to prove it. He sees a strong connection between the music he plays with his Western swing band, The Wild West, and his vocation: “Most of my songs are born out of the environment where I live and punch cattle,” he says. “When I write an upbeat song, I make sure it’s a song that a cowboy can dance to. When I write a more lyrical song, I make sure that a real cowboy will be able to relate to it somehow.” Looking south toward our other border, we find another center for cowboy culture: Texas. Sisters Hulda, Sophia and Grace Quebe hail from Fort Worth and specialize in traditional Texas fiddling, the kind you find at the National Old-Time Fiddlers Contest in Weiser, Idaho. (They’ve all won titles there.) Add in their fiddle teacher, Joey McKenzie, on rhythm guitar, and bassist Drew Phel, stir in some three-part sister harmonizing on vintage western swing, country, jazz and cowboy songs, and you have The Quebe Sisters. A bit closer to the border we have Los Texmaniacs, a Grammy-winning Tejano (aka Tex-Mex) conjunto (combo) from San Antonio. Max Baca leads on bajo sexton, a 12-string guitar that provides accompaniment for button accordionist David Farias. Bassist Oscar Garcia and drummer Lorenzo Martinez fill out the quartet and help move the sound into the more contemporary realm. Los Texmaniacs took home a “Best Tejano Album” Grammy in 2010 for their most recent disc, Borders y Bailes. Put it all together and you have one big “Wahoo!” for the American west and cowboy culture. HSU’s CenterArts presents Don’t Fence Me In: Songs, Music and Poetry of the American West on Tuesday, Feb. 21, at 8 p.m. in the Kate Buchanan Room. Tickets are $45, $15 for HSU students and are available at the ticket office, 826-3928, or at —Bob Doran

21 tuesday MUSIC

Sweetback Sisters. 7:30 p.m. Arcata Playhouse, 1251 Ninth St. Brooklyn honky-tonk sensation returns accompanied by old-time duo Cahalen Morrison and Eli West. $15/$13 students and members. arcataplayhouse. org. 822-1575.


Wasps Presentation. 7 p.m. Healy Senior Center, 456 Briceland, Redway. King Range Lecture Series presents Dr. John DeMartini, Ph.D. on gall wasps and attendant wasps. 252-5332. SoHum Label GMOs Group. 5-6:30 p.m. Calico’s Cafe, 808 Redwood Drive, Garberville. 986-7469. See Feb. 20 listing.


Dr. Calvin Taylor. 7-8:15 p.m. McKinleyville Seventh-day Adventist Church, 1200 Central Ave. Classically trained and with a 1 ½ octave handspan, Dr. Taylor presents a concert of sacred music, including his own arrangements of traditional spirituals. www.a-m-adventist. org. 840-9135.


Pints for Non-Profits. 5-10 p.m. Redwood Curtain Brewing Company, 550 South G St, Arcata. Support Green Wheels to help christen a newly added bicycle rack in the Arcata community. A portion of all sales benefits Green Wheels. 269-2061.


Audio Basics for Videographers. 6-8 p.m. Access Humboldt Community Media Center, Eureka High School. Clyde Johnson teaches fundamentals of digital audio fades, mixing etc. in Audacity, a free audio editing software. $20. 476-1798.

23 thursday THEATER

The Language Archive. 8 p.m. Redwood Curtain Theatre. See Feb. 16 listing.


Figure Drawing Group. 7-9 p.m. Cheri Blackerby Gallery. See Feb. 16 listing.


Random Acts of Comedy. 8 p.m. Arcata Theater Lounge, 1036 G St., Arcata. Humboldt’s funniest freaks this side of the asylum, local loons and possible pole dancers perform. $5/$10 adv. 822-1220.


Solar Makes it Big. 5:30-7 p.m. Gist Hall Room 218, HSU. Sustainable Futures Speaker Series presents Zack Zoller speaking on “Scaling Up Solar Photovoltaics for Large Systems.” html. 826-4345.

Heads Up…

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

Sat Feb 18 - 15th Annual Arcata Eye Ball Doors at 7 p.m. $15 or $20 for 2 All ages Sun Feb 19th Gone with the Wind Doors at 5:30 p.m. $5 Rated G

Even without Jar Jar Binks, this week’s releases ring false

the vow

Wed Feb 22th Sci Fi Pint & Pizza Night ft. Krull (1983) 6 p.m. - 10 p.m. All ages • 822-1220 • 1036 G St.

By John J. Bennett


THE VOW. There is a moment, midway through The Vow, when Rachel McAdams flubs a line, spits chocolate into her own hair and falls apart laughing. The scene is obviously an outtake, and we cut away before she or costar Channing Tatum fully break character. It’s a completely organic moment, and it happens to be the only one in the whole movie. As such, it highlights the fact that The Vow is disappointingly superficial. The simple story has been told before, though it’s apparently inspired by true events. A happily married couple survives a car crash, but it robs the wife of every memory of her married life. Essentially, she reverts to the woman she was before meeting her husband. If the filmmakers had approached the subject differently, they could have filled this movie with moments like the one described above. I think McAdams and Tatum have it in them, if directed properly, to really live in the characters they play. Not to say either one could pull off Margaret Thatcher, but they’re both talented enough. Unfortunately, director/co-writer Michael Sucsy treats them more as names on a marquee than actors, so their talents are mostly wasted. Plus, I would have a hard time believing Tatum as a bohemian indie-rock producer, no matter who was directing. Dressing him in cabled sweaters with toggle buttons doesn’t help. He looks like he’s trying unsuccessfully to fit in at a Big Sur key party circa 1973. My wife and I saw this in a theater full of people who couldn’t have enjoyed it more. They laughed at all the jokes, sighed at the sad parts and got all giggly whenever Tatum took off his shirt. Based on that reaction, the movie is a resounding success. But for me, it never digs deep enough into the terror and desolation that would inevitably accompany such events. PG13. 104m. At the Broadway and Mill Creek. JOURNEY 2: THE MYSTERIOUS ISLAND 3D. I was prepared to really enjoy this sequel to 2008’s Journey to the Center of the Earth. I never saw the first installment, and beyond

the trailer I had no idea what to expect. But I like fantastical escapist fare as much as anybody, and with Luis Guzman, Michael Caine and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson in the cast, I had high hopes — hopes that were dashed almost immediately. The basic premise is completely implausible, but I can forgive that. A teenaged Jules Verne acolyte (Josh Hutcherson) somehow intercepts an encoded radio transmission from his long-lost adventurer grandfather. His stepfather (Johnson), who happens to be a Navy-trained cryptographer, helps him decipher the message. Then they fly halfway around the world, charter a helicopter and crash land on a mysterious island. Complications ensue. The problem here is that the filmmakers seem to think they have to dumb-down the material just because it’s a family movie. The jokes are flat and obvious, and the dialogue is mostly exposition. Midway through, Journey 2 becomes a disaster movie, but the danger that might have made it thrilling never materializes. So we’re left with an adventure comedy with a stunted sense of humor and low-stakes action. Despite the presence of a surprisingly capable cast and a fun conceit, Journey 2 never rises above mediocrity. The cinematography is unimaginative, and the director seems more interested in 3D tricks and CGI than storytelling. What could have been high adventure in a classic vein comes off contrived and uninteresting. PG. 94m. In 3D and 2D at the Broadway, Mill Creek and Fortuna. SAFE HOUSE. Ah Denzel Washington, who will never age. Despite wearing a saltand-pepper goatee, he looks the same as he did 10 years ago. A character in Safe House even calls him the black Dorian Gray. Thanks to that, and his usual smooth bravado, Washington carries the movie, barely escalating it above the standard CIA actioner we’ve all seen so many times. Ryan Reynolds co-stars as Matt Weston, continued on next page


22 wednesday

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

Broadway Cinema 707-443-3456

1223 Broadway Street, Eureka Times are for 2/17-2/23 unless otherwise noted.

SECRET WORLD OF ARRIETTY 12:45, 3:10, 5:35, 8:00 THIS MEANS WAR 1:20, 3:50, 6:25, 9:00 GHOST RIDER: SPIRIT OF VENGEANCE 3D 1:30, 6:35, 9:10 GHOST RIDER: SPIRIT OF VENGEANCE 2D 4:00 STAR WARS: THE PHANTOM MENACE 3D 11:45, 2:55, 6:05, 9:15 JOURNEY 2: THE MYSTERIOUS ISLAND 3D 12:40, 5:55 JOURNEY 2: THE MYSTERIOUS ISLAND 2D 3:20, 8:35 THE VOW 1:00, 3:40, 6:15, 8:55 SAFE HOUSE 12:30, 3:30, 6:30, 9:20 BIG MIRACLE 12:25, 3:05, 5:45, 8:20 CHRONICLE 12:10, 2:30, 4:50, 7:15, 9:30 THE WOMAN IN BLACK 11:55, 2:20, 4:45, 7:10, 9:35 ONE FOR THE MONEY 11:50, 2:05, 7:05 THE GREY 4:20, 9:25 UNDERWORLD: AWAKENING 2D 4:15, 9:40 HUGO 2D 1:15, 6:45

Mill Creek Cinema

707-839-3456 1575 Betty Court, McKinleyville Times are for 2/17-2/23 unless otherwise noted. GHOST RIDER: SPIRIT OF VENGEANCE 3D 1:30, 6:35, 9:05 GHOST RIDER: SPIRIT OF VENGEANCE 2D 4:05 THE VOW 12:55, 3:35, 6:15, 8:50 STAR WARS: THE PHANTOM MENACE 3D 11:55, 3:00, 6:00, 9:00 THIS MEANS WAR 12:35, 3:10, 5:45, 8:20 JOURNEY 2: THE MYSTERIOUS ISLAND 3D 3:20, 8:30 JOURNEY 2: THE MYSTERIOUS ISLAND 2D 12:40, 5:55 SAFE HOUSE 12:50, 3:40, 6:25, 9:15 CHRONICLE 12:10, 4:50, 7:05, 9:20 THE WOMAN IN BLACK 4:20, 9:30 THE GREY 1:35, 6:45

Minor Theatre 707-822-3456

1001 H Street, Arcata Times are for 2/17 -2/23 unless otherwise noted.


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

Fortuna Theater

707-725-2121 1241 Main Street, Fortuna Times are for 2/17 -2/23 unless otherwise noted. GHOST RIDER: SPIRIT OF VENGEANCE 3D 7:15, 9:25 GHOST RIDER: SPIRIT OF VENGEANCE 2D 12:05, 2:20, 4:35 JOURNEY 2: THE MYSTERIOUS ISLAND 3D *12:10, 2:35, 4:55 JOURNEY 2: THE MYSTERIOUS ISLAND 2D 7:05, 9:30 STAR WARS: THE PHANTOM MENACE 3D *1:00, 4:00, 6:50, 9:40 THIS MEANS WAR *12:20, *2:40, 5:05, 7:20, 9:45 SAFE HOUSE *1:10, 4:25, 7:00, 9:50 THE WOMAN IN BLACK *12:00,*2:25, 4:45, 7:10, 9:30

Garberville Theater 707-923-3580

766 Redwood Drive, Garberville

ALVIN AND THE CHIPMUNKS: CHIPWRECKED 2/17-2/20: 7:30; 2/18 & 2/19: 4:00 WAR HORSE 2/21-2/23: 7:30

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an inexperienced agent tasked with minding a seldom-used safe house in Cape Town, South Africa. (Why the movie needs to be set there I’m still not sure). He’s frustrated that he can’t get himself a more exciting post. His daily routine is boring, but he’s got an impossibly sexy French doctor girlfriend to keep him entertained. One day the monotony is broken by the arrival of captured rogue operative Tobin Frost (Washington) and a team sent to interrogate him. Midway through the proceedings, mercenaries attack the house and kill almost everybody. Weston and Frost set out on the run, forging an uneasy friendship along the way. There’s an impressive car chase and some fist-fights and shoot-outs in the Bourne tradition. Reynolds and Washington have pretty convincing chemistry, but there is little else to distinguish this from the countless spy-action thrillers that have come before. The central conflict involves Washington trafficking in information about corruption in the international intelligence community. For the majority of the movie, though, this twist is just an incidental device to move the protagonists from one dust-up to the next. When it comes back around at the end, the resolution it brings seems patently untrue and tacked-on. Safe House is sure-footed and competent enough, but too standard and derivative to stand out. R. 115m. At the Broadway, Mill Creek and Fortuna.


GHOST RIDER: SPIRIT OF VENGEANCE 3D. Nicolas Cage returns as Johnny Blaze/ Ghost Rider, the hog-straddling Marvel antihero who jousts with the devil. PG13. 95m. In 3D and 2D at the Broadway, Mill Creek and Fortuna. THIS MEANS WAR. Two hunky CIA operatives (Chris Pine and Tom Hardy) discover that they’re both dating Reese Witherspoon. Cue “epic battle” and penis-measuring contest. PG13. 98m. At the Broadway, Mill Creek and Fortuna. THE SECRET WORLD OF ARRIETTY. Studio Ghibli, the Japanese animation house behind Hayao Miyazaki masterpieces such as Spirited Away, brings this family-friendly film about the 4-inch-tall Clock family, who get discovered by a normal-sized housemate. G. 94m. At the Broadway. Just in time to soothe that post-Valentine’s Day depression, The Arcata Theatre Lounge gets all historically romantic on us with the greatest movie of all time,* Gone With the Wind. The four-hour plantation epic from 1939 shows Sunday at 6 p.m. On Wednesday, Sci-Fi Pint and Pizza night brings the second greatest movie of all time,** Krull (1983), a campy sword-and-sorcery tale involving a beast and a big throwing star. The

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second half of the double-feature is She Gods of Shark Reef (1958), a babes-in-bikinis adventure from drive-in schlockmeister Roger Corman. *Source: old white people. **Source: absolutely no one. — Ryan Burns


ALVIN AND THE CHIPMUNKS: CHIPWRECKED. People actually go to movies like this, which is why the rest of us can’t have nice things. G. 87m. Through Monday at the Garberville. THE ARTIST. Mostly silent, black-andwhite homage to cinema’s mostly silent, black-and-white early years, nominated for 10 Academy Awards. PG13. 103m. At the Minor. BIG MIRACLE. Would-be heart-warmer about a family of stranded whales stars Drew Barrymore and John Krazinski. PG. 107m. At the Broadway. CHRONICLE. Three high school guys develop superpowers after encountering an underground glowing thing in this smart and thrilling sci-fi adventure. PG13. 83m. At the Broadway and Mill Creek. THE DESCENDANTS. George Clooney plays a Hawaiian parent and land baron thrust into real life after his wife’s jet-boating accident. R. 115m. At the Minor. THE GREY. A plane crash strands Liam Neeson and a band of oil drillers in the frozen wild, where they fight wolves . R. 117m. At the Broadway and Mill Creek. HUGO. Martin Scorsese’s adaptation of The Invention of Hugo Cabret returns to local theaters boasting 11 Academy Award nominations. PG. 127m. At the Broadway. IRON LADY. Ham-fisted hagiography of Margaret Thatcher features another brilliant performance from Meryl Streep. PG13. 105m. At the Minor. ONE FOR THE MONEY. Worst-movie-ofthe-year candidate stars Katherine Heigl as a bail bond agent charged with hauling in her high school ex. PG13. 106m. At the Broadway. STAR WARS: EPISODE I - THE PHANTOM MENACE. Have your childhood memories rebefouled, in 3D. PG. 140m. At the Broadway, Mill Creek and Fortuna. UNDERWORLD AWAKENING. Kate Bekinsale squeezes into a leather catsuit to battle vampires and werewolves. R. 88m. At the Broadway. THE WOMAN IN BLACK. Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter) stars as a young lawyer who encounters a vengeful ghost. PG13. 95m. At the Broadway, Mill Creek and Fortuna. WAR HORSE. Part World War I epic, part family-friendly weepy, this is Steven Spielberg working in his sentimental wheelhouse. PG13. 146m. Starts Tuesday at the Garberville.


PRUNING ORNAMENTALS EUREKA BUTTON CLUB FREE. 2nd Sun. of the month, 2 p.m. We are mad about buttons old and new. Fun and educational meetings. Learn more about all of those buttons in your button box. Guests are welcome any time. Origin Design Lab, 426 3rd St., Old Town Eureka, (707) 497-6237, www.origindesignlab. com. (AC-0223)

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.

FREE OPEN CRAFT NIGHT. Fri.s, 6-9 p.m. Come craft with us and get creative and crazy, bring your project and a snack (and your fun hat!). Free to all (adults please) and a great way to explore new projects and get to know your fellow artist. Origin Design Lab, 426 3rd St., Old Town Eureka, (707) 497-6237, www. (AC-0223) INTRO TO WET FELTING. Thurs.s, 6-8 p.m. $35 +$10 material fee. With Bequin Lapwing. Learn basic wet felting techniques using warm soapy water and wool roving. Create felted balls, felted beads, pin cushions, coasters and flat felt. Origin Design Lab, 426 3rd St., Old Town Eureka, (707) 497-6237 www. (AC-0223) VERY BEGINNING SEWING. $25. Wed.s, 6-8 p.m. Feb. 8, 15, 22, 29. Learn to use and care for your sewing machine in and learn to understand the pattern, sewing terms, cutting, marking, current construction methods, pressing and how to use tools and notions. Origin Design Lab, 426 Third St., Eureka. (707) 4976237, (AC-0223)

Arts & Crafts CREATING TUMBLERS & MUGS. Ongoing, weekly the first and third Mon., 6:30-9 p.m. Free. Create whimsical ceramic mugs for our fundraising events. All ages welcome. Attend 3 workshops and receive a final product free. Fire Arts Center, 520 South G St., Arcata. 707-826-1445, (AC-0216) FINISHING TECHNIQUES AT YARN. Thurs., March 22 & 29, 5:30-7 p.m. $30, plus materials. Learn how to correctly seam your knitting and techniques to make knitted projects look more beautiful. Call 443-YARN to register and for more info. (AC-0315) INTRO TO TUNISIAN CROCHET AT YARN. Wed., March 7 & 14, 5:30-7 p.m. $30, plus materials. Learn the basics of this versatile crochet technique. Basic crochet or knitting knowledge required. Call 443YARN to register and for more info. (AC-0301) SPINNING. Presented by Humboldt Handweavers & Spinners Guild. March 2-4, with Spinning Guru, Patsy Z. One-day class on spinning silk $110, or twoday class learning to spin the fiber you desire $220. Information: email Becky: or call 442-2041. (AC-0223) DECONSTRUCTED SILK SCREENING. Sat., Feb. 25, 1-4 p.m. $55. With Cindy Shaw. Deconstructed refers to the nature of the prints and how they change as each print is pulled off the “plate.” Using a variety of textures, such as leaves, fabrics, corrugated cardboard, doilies, and stencils, you will walk away with several unique screen print designs on fabric and paper. No experience necessary. We provide the screens. Origin Design Lab, 426 3rd St., Old Town Eureka, (707) 4976237, (AC-0223) CROCHET FLOWER CLASS. $25, Fri.s, Noon-2 p.m. With Kelly Card of KC Made it. Make a variety of flowers to adorn any kind of handwork! Explore several methods of construction. Knowledge of basic crochet stitches required. Bring a few hooks and scraps of yarn. Origin Design Lab, 426 3rd St., Old Town Eureka, (707) 497-6237 www.origindesignlab. com. (AC-0223)

WET FELTING HAT WORKSHOP. Sat., Feb. 18, 1-4 p.m. $85 includes materials. With Bequin Lapwing. Design and felt a unique, one-of-a-kind hat to wear all winter long! Choose from several styles and colors. No previous experience necessary. Limited spaces available! small group environment. Origin Design Lab, 426 3rd St., Old Town Eureka, (707) 497-6237, (AC-0216)


MEETINGS THAT GET RESULTS. Learn facilitation techniques that allow participants as well as facilitators to ensure much shorter meetings that deliver powerful results. With Janet Ruprecht. Fri., March 9, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Fee: $85 (includes materials). Pre-registration required. Call HSU Extended Education to register, 826-3731 or visit extended. (C-0223) COMMUNICATION & CONFLICT MANAGEMENT. Offered by Humboldt Mediation Services. Sat., March 3, 8:45 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. at Mad River Hospital, Arcata. Advance registration required. Discounts available. Details and registration at or call (707) 445-2505. (C-0216) TOO MUCH STUFF? TOO MUCH CHAOS? Simplify. Eight class session, based on the book Simplicity Parenting: Using the Extraordinary Power of Less to Raise Calmer, Happier and More Secure Kids by Kim John Payne. Learn how making simple changes to your child’s room, schedule and the information they take in can impact the health and happiness of the whole family. Two Sun.s per month 2-4 p.m beginning Jan 22. Cost $200 and includes an interactive workbook. Payable $25 per class, 25% discount for couples. Payment options are available. Call or email Diana at (707) 445-4642 or (CMM-0216) WOMEN’S NETWORKING GROUP. Come together to share and grow your Business, Product, or Service. Monthly meetings, $20, includes organic/vegetarian meal. (No membership fee) Contact Joanne (707) 8456140, or (C-0322)


with Scott Hendrickson

ADVANCED ADOBE PHOTOSHOP CS5. Learn more complex tricks and techniques to maximize Photoshop’s professional potential. With Annie Reid. Prerequisite: Intro class or instructor approval. Sat., Feb. 25, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Fee: $75 (includes materials). Pre-registration required. Call HSU Extended Education to register: 826-3731 or visit extended (C-0216) INTRO TO ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR CS5. Learn the drawing program used to create logos, technical and free-form illustrations, banners, posters, web graphics and more. With Annie Reid. Tues./Thurs., Feb. 21-March 6, 6:30-9 p.m. Fee: $125. Pre-registration required. Call HSU Extended Education to register, 826-3731 or visit (C-0216)

Learn pruning techniques and tools needed Sat., Feb. 18 10:00 a.m. FREE! Call 839-1571x5 to reserve your spot.

Dance, Music, Theater, Film

DISCOVER ARGENTINE TANGO! Beginning lessons Sun., 5-5:45 p.m. Practica 6-6:45 p.m., $6 Studio of Dance Arts, Eureka. 445-2655, 822-6170. (DMT-0329)

1828 Central Ave. • McKinleyville Mon.-Sat. 8:30 to 5:30 •

HOOP SALE & SPIN JAM: Fri., Feb. 17, 7 p.m. Hoop Sale. 7:30-9 p.m. Spin Jam. The disco ball will be spinning and the tunes will be bumpin! Open to all hoop dancers & spinners. Hoops provided. Redwood Raks, 824 L St., Arcata. $5, (DMT-0216) JAPANESE OBON DANCING. Craig Kurumada teaches Obon Festival dances. All levels welcome. Mon.s for 5 weeks starting Feb. 20, 6-7 p.m. Common Ground Studio, Westwood Center on Alliance in Arcata. $5/person, (707) 496-6734 or (DMT-0315) NOON-TIME BALLROOM. With Debbie Weist at North Coast Dance. Tues./Thurs. $70/person/month. (707) 464-3638. (F-0223) FREE INTRO CLASS, BEGINNING ARGENTINE TANGO. (For absolute beginners) Tues., Feb. 28, 8:15 p.m., in Arcata. Argentine Tango started in Buenos Aires in the late 1800’s and has traveled the world many times over. Considered by many to be one of the most passionate and beautiful dances, it’s a dance of improvisation. But you can’t improvise what you don’t know. Come join our class and we’ll teach you! The class is taught by Barbara and Lee, certified A.T.M.A. instructors, with over 8 years experience teaching Tango. A partner is not required but is suggested (we try to maintain gender balance). To get more information, go to our website, or call Barbara or Lee at (858) 205-9832. (DMT-0223)

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

STUDIO OF DANCE ARTS. # 7 5th St., Eureka. (707) 442-1939. Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Modern, Irish Step, Hip Hop, Middle Eastern, Tango, Pre-School Dance, Pilates Mat. All levels & ages welcome. Register this month and perform in our June 19 performance at the Arkley Center For The Performing Arts. (DMT-0223) FRIDAY NIGHT SWING. At North Coast Dance. 7:30 p.m. swing lesson followed by open practice session. $5/person. Dance with Debbie, (707) 464-3638. (DMT-0216) NIGHTCLUB TWO-STEP. With Debbie Weist at North Coast Dance. Starts Tues., Feb. 21, 7 p.m. $60/person/ six weeks. (707) 464-3638. (DMT-0216) TRILLIUM DANCE STUDIO PRESENTS: Salsa Lessons with Ozzy Ricardez and Miss Julie. All levels Welcome. Ongoing, drop-in Fri. nights, 7-8:15 p.m. 1925 Alliance Rd., in Arcata (x st. Foster) $7 single $10 couple. (DMT-0531) continued on page 34 • NORTH COAST JOURNAL • THURSDAY, FEB 16, 2012


continued from previous page GUITAR/PIANO LESSONS. All ages, beginning and intermediate. Seabury Gould 444-8507. (DMT-1227) MODERN DANCE. With Bonnie Hossack. Int/Adv., Sun.s, 10:30 a.m.-noon and Wed.s, 6:15-7:45 p.m.; Int. for teens, Mon.s, 4-5:30 p.m., Pan Arts Studio at 1049 C Samoa (Samoa @ K St.), Arcata. $10/class; $5/students with valid ID. Info: 601-1151 or (DMT-0301)SAXOPHONE/ FLUTE LESSONS. All ages, beginner-advanced, jazz improvisation, technique. Susie Laraine: 441-1343. (DMT-1227) WEST AFRICAN DANCE. Tues.s, Thurs.s, 5:30-7 p.m., at Redwood Raks, Arcata. All levels welcome. Live drumming. Dulce Christina 832-9547, 498-0146. (DMT-0301) PIANO LESSONS. Beginners, all ages. Experienced. Judith Louise 476-8919. (DMT-1227) BELLY DANCING WITH SHOSHANNA. Feel fabulous in classes for all levels in Arcata at Redwood Raks. 616-6876 or (DMT-1227)


AIKIDO. Aikido is an innovative, dynamic, and noncompetitive self-defense martial art. Six-week class, starting Feb. 21, Tues.s & Thurs.s, 5:30-6:30 p.m. At CR main campus on Tompkins Hill Road. $69. Information or to register, call College of the Redwoods Community Education at 269-4000 or, visit Community Education link. (F-0216) KUNDALINI YOGA & MEDITATION. Learn the ancient practice that uses posture, mantras, mudras, breathing techniques and relaxation to create a specific physical and mental state. Leave feeling centered and reconnected to the true beauty of your being. With Anne Marie Tse. Mon., March 5-April 9, 7-8:30 p.m. Fee: $60. Pre-registration required. Call HSU Extended Education to register, 826-3731 or visit (F-0223) HUMBOLDT CAPOEIRA ACADEMY. Spring Session: Feb. 1-June 15. Classes: Beginner Basics, Tues.s & Thurs.s, 6-7:15 p.m. Advanced Adults, Mon.s & Wed.s, 6-8 p.m. All Levels Adults, Thurs.s, 10:30-Noon. All Ages All Levels Community Class, Sat.s, Noon-2 p.m. Arcata, (707) 498-6155. HSU Students First Class Free. (F-0329) NOON-TIME YOGA. With Debbie Weist at North Coast Dance. Mon./Wed. $8 drop-in. (707) 464-3638. (F-0216) NIA. Nia has arrived in Humboldt County! Dance fusion fitness program blending healing arts, dance arts, and martial arts. Weds at the Bayside Grange, 6:30-7:30pm., 2297 Jacoby Creek Rd. Starts Feb. 1. Your first class is always FREE! Regular fees $6/$4 Grange Members. Pauline Ivens 707-441-9102, waterpolly@ (F-0412) AIKIBOJITSU. Get your black belt in stick! New beginning classes in Aikibojitsu, The Art of the Staff, taught by Tom Read Sensei, Chief Instructor of Northcoast Aikido, with over 40 years of experience in martial arts. Classes meet Sat.s 9 a.m- 10 a.m., at Northcoast Aikido, 890 G Street, Arcata (entrance in back, by fire station). $20 per class, Visit www. (F-1206) NORTH COAST SELF DEFENSE ACADEMY. Come learn your choice of Gracie Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Lau Kune Do Kung Fu, Muay Thai, Stand-up/Kickboxing & MMA. Group and private sessions available 7 days a week for men, women and children; all experience and fitness levels welcome. Call or visit (707) 822-6278 or 820 N St., Building #1 Suite C, Arcata (F-1227)

NORTH COAST FENCING ACADEMY. Fencing (with swords!). Improve your mind and body in a fun, intense workout, and a very chill environment. Ages 8 and up. 1459 M St., Arcata, contact Justin (707) 601-1657 text or phone, or email (F-1206) PILATES MAT AND REFORMER (EQUIPMENT) CLASSES. Lots of classes Mon. thru Sat. Come pick up a schedule at Arcata Core Pilates Studio located at 930 Samoa Blvd-I St. parking lot entrance or go online to; or call Sharon at (707) 845-8156 (F-0216) ZUMBA. Latin-inspired fitness program using international music and various dance styles including Salsa, Cumbia, Merengue and Reggaeton for a great cardio workout. Every Mon. and Thurs. at the Bayside Grange 6-7 p.m., 2297 Jacoby Creek Rd. $6/$4 Grange members. Every Wed. 6-7 p.m. in Fortuna at the Monday Club, 610 Main St. Every Tues. at the Trinidad Town Hall 12 p.m. and every Thur. at the Eureka Vets Hall 12 p.m. Marla Joy 707-845-4307. (F-1227) ZUMBA WITH MIMI. Put the FUN back into your workout! Latin & Pop music, sure to leave you sweaty and smiling! Wed. & Fri. 9:30 a.m. at Redwood Raks in the Old Creamery Building, Arcata. Tues. & Thurs. 9:30 a.m., Fri. 5:30 p.m., Humboldt Capoeira Academy, Arcata. (F-1227) SUN YI’S ACADEMY OF TAE KWON DO. Classes for kids and adults, child care, fitness gym, and more. Tae Kwon Do Mon-Fri 5-6 p.m., 6-7 p.m., Sat 10-11 a.m. Come watch or join a class, 1215 Giuntoli Lane, or visit, 825-0182. (F-1227) DANCE-FIT. Dance, aerobics & strength training all in one class ! Mon., Wed. & Fri. 9-10 a.m First class is free. Drop in for $5 per class or 14 classes for $55. No Limits tap & jazz studio, corner of 10th & K st. Arcata. 825-0922 (F-1227) NORTHCOAST AIKIDO FOUNDATION. Instructing non-violent martial arts since 1978. Mon.-Fri., 6-7:30 pm. Adult Beginning Special: 6 weeks for $99, enrollment ongoing. Children’s classes Mon. or Wed., 4-5 pm, $40/month. Visitors welcome! 890 G Street, Arcata, entrance around back. 826-9395. www. (F-1227)


KLAMATH KNOT PERMACULTURE DESIGN. Learn to design ecological human habitats and food production systems for you and your community.10 month extended course drawing on a wide array of sites and instructors, from the North Coast to the interior Klamath River, March 15- Oct.13, 2012. Full Course fee: $900, includes lodging/partial meals. For more information contact Sandy Bar Ranch, (530) 627-3379, (G-0308) PURE ANALYTICS WITH SAMANTHA MILLER. FREE, Session 2 of 3 series on medical cannabis. Fri., March 9, 6:30-8 p.m. Learn Elements of accuracy and precision, importance of sampling, extraction process, certified standards and calibration and analysis. 707 Campus, 1881 Barnett Ct., #4, Redway Meadows Business Park. 707 Cannabis College,, (707) 672-9860. (G-0308) SPRING PLANT IDENTIFICATION. Learn to identify a wide variety of plants suited to our local area on guided walks around the College of the Redwoods main campus and adjacent Botanical Garden. Eightweek class, Mon.s, 1:30-4:00 p.m., starting March 19. $80. Information or to register, call College of the Redwoods Community Education at 269-4000 or, visit Community Education link. (G-0216)


SOIL PREPARATION AND FERTILIZATION. With Kevin Jodrey. Fri., March 16, 6-9 p.m. $70. Learn the essentials of soil prepartion and feeding your garden for the healthiest results. 707 Campus, 1881 Barnett Ct., #4, Redway Meadows Business Park. 707 Cannabis College,, (707) 672-9860. (G-0315) LIGHT DEPRIVATION TECHNIQUES. With Kevin Jodrey, Master Gardener. Fri., Feb. 24, 6:30-8:30 p.m. $40. At 707 Campus, 1881 Barnett Rd., #4, in Meadows Business Park. Information, www.707cannabiscollege. com, (707) 672-9860. (G-0223) FOUNDATION CLASS. Fri. & Sat., March 17-18, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. each day. $275. Full Weekend beginning level class. Participants will leave understanding: Law, the many faces of Cannabis, from history to the ever changing current law. Health: The many reasons and ways to use medicinal cannabis safely. Horticulture: Effective techniques from soil preparation through to harvest and storage. Key elements of this class focus on knowing how to start, grow, harvest, dry/cure and store their own medicine. We will address small indoor soil systems but have a focus on outdoor organic practices. 707 Campus, 1881 Barnett Ct., #4, Redway Meadows Business Park. 707 Cannabis College,, (707) 672-9860. (G-0315)

Kids & Teens

FREE BASEBALL CLINIC. Sun. Feb. 19, Veterans Park in Willow Creek. The clinic will include a Coaches Clinic from 9:30-10:30, a Clinic for Ball Players Ages 5- 12, 11 a.m-2:00 p.m, a BBQ by the Willow Creek Kiwanis from 2-3 p.m, and an Open Session with Tracy from 3-5 p.m. This is a unique and FREE opportunity! Little League registration forms are required for all participants. Forms will require parental signatures, but no fees. Forms available at Dream Quest, local schools and at the Baseball Camp. For more info., call Rod Gulley at (530) 629-1101 or Dream Quest Teen & Youth Center (530) 629-3564, Dream Quest, the Klamath Trinity Little League and the W.C. Kiwanis are teaming up to provide this exciting opportunity for our young baseball players! (K- 0216) BOYS & GIRLS CLUB T-BALL SIGN UPS. Are happening now, Feb. 6-March 15. For more information, please call (707) 441-1030 or visit www.bgcredwoods. org. (K-0223) CAPOEIRA KIDS. Spring Session 2012: Feb. 1-June 15. Classes: Beginner Kids (Age 5-7), Tues.s & Thurs.s, 3:304:30 p.m. Beginner kids (Age 8 & up), Tues.s & Thurs.s, 4:30-5:30 p.m. Advanced Kids (Ages 5-7), Mon.s & Wed.s, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Advanced Kids (Ages 8 & up), Mon.s & Wed.s, 4:30-6 p.m. Arcata, (707) 498-6155. (K-0329) PRESIDENT’S WEEK BREAK CAMP. Join us for roller skating, arts and crafts, sports and more! 5-13 year olds. Mon.-Fri., Feb. 20-24, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at Perigot Park. Full-day or half-day option. Extended care hours available. Register today as space is limited! Register at Blue Lake City Hall, or call Kara Newman, 668-5932, for more information. (K-0223) ACTIVE KIDS = HAPPY KIDS. Come learn selfconfidence, discipline and respect while gaining true life skills through martial arts. North Coast Self Defense Academy is offering two introductory lessons for only $14 with this ad. Call or visit- (707) 822-6278 or 820 N St, Building #1 Suite C, Arcata www. (K-1227)

MODERN DANCE FOR KIDS. With Stephanie Silvia, 3:30-4:30 p.m, Mon. 3rd-6th grade, Thurs. 2nd-4th, Redwood Raks World Dance Studio, 8th and L, Arcata. $8 drop-in, $35. 5 classes. Info: 677-9323 and (K-0223)


LIFETREE CAFE: JOIN THE CONVERSATION. More than half a million human embryos are now frozen and stored in clinics. Explore the topic of embryonic adoption and implantation. Sun., Feb. 19, 7 p.m. Lifetree Café, 76 13th St., Arcata. Free Admission. Questions, Contact Bob Dipert 672-2919, bobdipert@ (L-0216) INFUSIONS FOR CULINARY APPLICATIONS II. Fri., March 23, 6-9 p.m. $70. Infusions for vegetable glycerin, nut milks, and alcohol. Discussion and demonstration class. 707 Campus, 1881 Barnett Ct., #4, Redway Meadows Business Park. 707 Cannabis College,, (707) 672-9860. (L-0322) LIVING ON SHAKY GROUND: How to Survive Earthquakes & Tsunamis in Northern California. A free class. Wed., Feb. 29, 1 p.m., Humboldt Area Foundation, Eureka. Pre-registration is required: Call (707) 499-0754. Presented by HSU Regional Training Institute, Community Disaster Preparedness (www. Funding provided by the Calif. Emergency Management Agency Earthquake and Tsunami Program.(L-0223) LIVING ON SHAKY GROUND: How to Survive Earthquakes & Tsunamis in Northern California. A free class. Fri., Feb. 17, 3 p.m., Healy Senior Center, Redway. Pre-registration is required: Call (707) 4990754. Presented by HSU Regional Training Institute, Community Disaster Preparedness (www.humboldt. edu/rti). Funding provided by the Calif. Emergency Management Agency Earthquake and Tsunami Program.(L-0216) SOCIAL JUSTICE SUMMIT. Keynote speakers, workshops and presentations focus on immigration issues and activism. Fri., March 2, 5-9 p.m. and Sat., March 3, 8:30 a.m.-9 p.m., HSU University Center. HSU/CR/ high school students: Free admission. Faculty/staff/ community: $25. Non-profits: $20. Fee includes conference materials and continental breakfast. One unit of optional academic credit is available for an additional $200. Pre-registration required. Call (707) 826-3731 to register, or visit summit. (L-0223) PLANNING YOUR RETIREMENT. Premier Financial Group, Inc., a Registered Investment Advisor, invites you to a free seminar on Tues., March 20, 5:15 p.m6:30 p.m. at the Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, 921 Waterfront Dr. Room 203, Eureka. Let us help you gain clarity and confidence around your retirement. RSVP at (707) 443-2741 or online at (LE-0315) ACCESSING POWER: GENDER ISSUES IN THE CANNABIS MOVEMENT. With Kyndra Miller and Alexis Wilson-Briggs. Sat., Feb. 25, 2-5 p.m. $45 The seminar explains the role of women in the marijuana movement. The first half of the course focuses on providing an historical framework of the first three waves of American feminism. The second half is an interactive discussion about the current representations of women in the movement, gender specific legal issues, and the role of sex activism. The three hour seminar is offered for the purpose of highlighting the fundamental role that women play in legalizing marijuana. At 707 Campus, 1881 Barnett Rd., #4, in Meadows Business Park. Information, www.707cannabiscollege. com, (707) 672-9860. (L-0223)

Over 50

OSHER LIFELONG LEARNING INSTITUTE (OLLI). Offers dynamic classes for people age 50 and over. Call 826-5880 or visit to register for classes. (O-1227) ADVANCED MEMOIR WRITING. For the serious memoir writer who wants to complete a project, this class will help writers get to the next level. With Sharon K. Ferrett. Thurs., March 1-29, 3:30-5:30 p.m. Fee: OLLI members/$70, $95/nonmembers. OLLI: 826-5880. (O-0223) HISTORY REPEATS ITSELF: LESSONS FROM THE AMERICAN 1920S. Explore the “New Era” or “Jazz Age,” that signaled the arrival of modernity in the American economy, society and culture. Discuss the impact of the automobile, advertising, radio, movies, music and literature, and discover the fascinating similarities between the 1920s and the present time. With Don Murphy. Thurs., March 1-29, 10 a.m.-Noon. Fee: $50/OLLI members, $75/nonmembers. OLLI: 826-5880. (O-0223) LAUGHING OUT LOUD: A JOY RIDE THROUGH CINEMATIC COMEDY. Short and feature films will be shown, from slapstick to sentimental, screwball to sophisticated and from romantic to absolute absurdity. See films with Mabel Normand, Charlie Chaplin, Fatty Arbuckle and Buster Keaton; other films to be shown may include Duck Soup, Some Like It Hot, and Monty Python and the Holy Grail, and more. With Philip Middlemiss. Thurs., March 1-April 5, 6-8 p.m. Fee: OLLI members/$60, $85/nonmembers. OLLI: 826-5880. (O-0223) TAI CHI CHAUN FOR RELAXATION (IN GARBERVILLE). Introduction to beginning postures and transitions of the Yang style short form of Tai Chi Chuan, with Dick Stull. Fri., March 2-23, 2-3:30 p.m., in Garberville. Fee: $65/OLLI members, $90/nonmembers. OLLI: 826-5880. (O-0223) BEGINNING WOODWORKING WITH HAND TOOLS. Learn use and maintenance of basic woodworking hand tools, including saws, chisels, planes, rasps and scrapers. Then build a simple project. With Rand Hall. Wed., Feb. 29-March 28, 6-8 p.m. Fee: OLLI members/$75, $100/nonmembers. OLLI: 826-5880. (O-0216) HUMBOLDT ENVIRONMENTAL FORUM: Species in Peril in Northern California. Join local experts for this 4-part discussion of the biology of vulnerable, threatened, or endangered species, and management issues that arise because of their status. Presentations include salmon (David Hankin), northern spotted owls and marbled murrelets (Jeff Dunk), mammals (Bill Zielinski), and managing endangered species on private lands (Lowell Diller). Wed., Feb. 29-March 21, 6-8 p.m. Fee: OLLI members/$45, $70/nonmembers. OLLI: 826-5880. (O-0216) CLASSIC GERMAN CINEMA. See and discuss films from the Weimar German era (1920s), the new German Cinema (1970s) and contemporary German films with Les Wright. Tues., Feb. 21-March 27, 6-9 p.m. Fee: $50/OLLI members, $75/nonmembers. OLLI: 826-5880. (O-0216) QUEENS MARRYING NORTH. Investigate the influences of the 16th century woman whose al-Andalusian heritage contributed to the English Renaissance: Catherine of Aragon. With Tom Gage. Tues., Feb. 28-March 20, 3:30-5:30 p.m. Fee: $60/OLLI members, $85/nonmembers. OLLI: 826-5880. (O-0216) PEN AND INK DRAWING. Learn pen and ink drawing techniques with Tim Clewell. Wed., Feb 29-March 28, 5-7 p.m. Fee: OLLI members/$60, $85/nonmembers. OLLI: 826-5880. (O-0216)

CONVERSATIONAL GERMAN 2. An introduction to basic conversational German language with Les Wright. No prior knowledge necessary, but German 1 is recommended. Sat., Feb. 18-March 17, 10 a.m.-noon. Fee: $45/OLLI members, $70/nonmembers. OLLI: 826-5880. (O-0216)

THE SLOW DOWN EXPERIENCE. GLOBAL MEDITATION CENTER. Intuitive Qigong, Chanting, Singing for Health & Inner Peace, Drumming, Tibetan Breathplay, Guided Imagery/Visualization & Immersions. 4001 West End Rd., Arcata. (707) 599-0748, shablow@ (S-0315)

WRITING FOR CHILDREN & YOUNG ADULTS. Learn to write and publish fiction and non-fiction books for children and young adults. With Pam Service. Sat., Feb. 18 and 25, 1-3 p.m. Fee: $50/OLLI members, $75/ nonmembers. OLLI: 826-5880. (O-0216)

ARCATA ZEN GROUP MEDITATION. Beginners welcome. Sun., 8 a.m. North Coast Aikido Center, on F St. between 8th and 9th in Arcata. Wed., 6-7 p.m. at First Christian Church, 730 K, Eureka, ramp entrance and upstairs; newcomers please come 5 minutes early. Sun. contact, 826-1701. Wed. contact, barryevans9@, or for more info. call (707) 826-1701. www. (S-1227)


PAST, LIVES, DREAMS AND SOUL TRAVEL. A Spiritual discussion to help you: Recogize past lives, experience yourself as eternal Soul, and gain spiritual freedom and joy in this lifetime. Thurs., Feb. 23, 7 p.m, , City of Arcata Library Conference Room. Contact, (707) 442-6526 (S-0223) LEARN SHAMANIC JOURNEYING. Sat. Feb. 25 12 p.m-6 p.m., $95. Learn the shaman’s soul-journeying technique which develops latent intuitive abilities, supports personal healing and accelerates spiritual growth with Michal Mugrage. www.thankful-heart. com. Call (707) 407-7192 for registration details. (S-0223) BEGINNING ASTROLOGY. Explore the Sacred Geometry of your life while gaining insight into your life purpose, karmic connections, talents and challenges, family patterns, cyclical opportunities and love & relationships. Classes begin Feb 28-April 3. Shakati Walsh, M.A. M.S. Visit website at:, email or Call (707) 826-0734 or (707) 616-3163.(S-0223)


REAL ESTATE DISTANCE EDUCATION COURSES. College of the Redwoods Community and Economic Development offers a distance learning program that meets the approved course requirement to take the California State real estate license examination. Course completed at home with no classroom attendance. Information or to register, call College of the Redwoods Community Education at 269-4000 or, visit Community Education link. (V-0216) PHARMACY TECHNICIAN TRAINING. 272 Online Course with classes meeting once a week for 12 weeks. Mobile Lab Services offers intensive courses designed to get you back to work quickly, and well trained. (707) 407-0518 or 511 H St., Eureka. (V-0308)

MEN’S BASKETBALL LEAGUE. Blue Lake Parks & Recreation. Thurs.s, April 5- May 17. Games at 6, 7, 8 and 9 p.m. at Blue Lake Rec Center. $400 per team. Winner receives Championship T-Shirts! Registration deadline March 15. Register at or call 668-5932. (SR-0308)



JOLENE HAYES. Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist will guide you to uncovering and resolving whatever is blocking you from fulfilling your greatest potential so you can experience a life of creative expression, peace and joy. Call 707-499-9207 or email to make appointment. (T-1227)

FREE INTRODUCTORY CLASS ON REINVENTING HEALTHCARE With doTERRA essential oils. Host a class in your home and receive a luxurious Aromatouch session. Kiernan, 496-8218. (W-0301) DANDELION HERBAL CENTER. Classes with Jane Bothwell. 10 MONTH HERBAL STUDIES PROGRAM, Feb.-Nov. 2012, meets one weekend per month with several field trips. Learn in-depth material medica, therapeutics, flower essences, wild foods, formulations and harvesting. EAT LOCAL! WILD FOODS BANQUET. May 5, 2012. Learn to positively identify and prepare many wild delicacies with numerous recipes being shared. PETROLIA SEWEEDING WEEKEND, with Allison Poklemba. June 23-24, 2012. Learn how to identify, ethically harvest, and prepare local sea vegetables. Register online www.dandelionherb. com or call (707) 442-8157. (W-0216) NATURAL FAMILY PLANNING/FERTILITY AWARENESS. Safe, effective, fun, women & men, all ages. For class call Marla Joy (707) 845-4307, marla_joy@ (W-0426)

SACRED RE-PARENTING. At the age of 27-29 we are called to awaken to our Sacred Parents, to begin the process of letting go of the stories of our family of origin and to begin the journey of reparenting ourselves through our understanding, relationship, and experience of the Universal Source of all Things: God/Spirit/Creator. Eight week journey into that liberating and empowering process. Class begins March 1 - April 26. Shakati Walsh, M.A. M.S. Visit website: Jupiterslight. com, email shakatiwalsh@yahoo. com or Call 707-826-0734 or 707 616-3163. (S-0301)

JUPITER’S LIGHT ASTROLOGY READING. The Sacred Geometry of Our Lives. Indivdual, Family & Relationship Readings. Shakati L. Walsh, MA Spiritual Phychology, MS Educational Counseling. (707) 616-3163, (S-0223)


ROLLER SKATING. Blue Lake Parks & Recreation Fri./ Sat. 6:30-9:30 p.m., Sun. 2-5 p.m. Adult Skate: 2nd Sun. of every month, 6:30-9:30 p.m. To schedule birthday parties, call 668-5932 or find us on facebook at (SR-0216)

DREAMWORK. Open the door to your soul’s wisdom through the exploration of your dreams. 6 weeks beginning Feb. 27- April 2. Shakati Walsh, M.A. M.S. Visit website at: , email or Call 707-826-0734 or 707 616-3163.(S-0223)

TAROT AS AN EVOLUTIONARY PATH. Classes in Eureka and Arcata. Private mentorships, readings. Carolyn Ayres, 442-4240, (S-0216)

ADDICTED TO PORN/SEX? Sex Addicts Anonymous (SAA) meets weekly in Arcata, Eureka, and Fortuna. Go to or call 707-845-8973 to locate a meeting near you. (T-1227)

DOULA TRAINING. North Coast Clinic Network’s Doula by Nature-Childbirth Support Services announces a weekend doula training: Fri., Feb. 24, 6-9 p.m. and Sat. & Sun., Feb. 25-26, 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. The first major step towards becoming a certified doula. $150 registration fee + $300 course fee. Information and registration, contact Kate Maguire (707) 268-0341, (W-0223)


DANCING FOR BIRTH: PREGNANCY/ POSPARTUM FITNESS. If you can walk you can dance! Classes are fun and casual, no experience needed. It’s a feel-good workout with world dance movements that will help you have a more satisfying birth experience. Babies are welcome. Two classes available: Sun.s, 2-3:30 p.m. with Sarah Biggs doula and educator, phone, 8404617,, and Wed.s, 11-12:30 p.m. with Jyesha Wren, aspiring midwife and dancer, phone: (831) 428-9647, $10/class & first class free in Arcata at the Humboldt Capoeira Academy. (W-0705) START YOUR CAREER IN MASSAGE THERAPY! Daytime classes begin Mar. 9, 2012 at Arcata School of Massage. 650-Hour Therapeutic Massage Certification will prepare you for Professional Certification in California, and the National Exam. Our comprehensive program prepares your body, mind and heart to become a caring, confident professional massage therapist. Call 822-5223 for information or visit (W-1227) ● • NORTH COAST JOURNAL • THURSDAY, FEB 16, 2012


Field notes


At 150 feet high, “Structure 2,” iS the lArgeSt building At cAlAkmul, in the Petén bASin of the YucAtAn PeninSulA. the citY wAS home to An eStimAted 50,000 PeoPle Prior to being AbAndoned eArlY in the 10th centurY. Photo bY bArrY evAnS

The Long Drought By Barry Evans

G reat empires are traditionally founded on the banks of great rivers such as the Nile, the Yangtze, the Indus and the TigrisEuphrates complex because people need food, and food crops need water. Which is why the Yucatan peninsula of Mexico, together with the land farther south into Belize, Guatemala and Honduras, is one of the least likely places on Earth in which to grow a civilization. Because of its porous limestone bedrock, the Yucatan lacks surface water in the form of substantial rivers and lakes. During the Mayan era, from around 3,000 years ago, agriculture was almost entirely dependent on seasonal rainfall, with limited backup from cenotes (natural waterfilled sinkholes), aguados (small surface reservoirs) and chultuns (underground cisterns). Yet during what archeologists have dubbed the “Classic Stage,” between 200 and 910 CE, the population flourished, perhaps tripling in numbers to a peak of 20 million people. Then, within 30 or 40 years after 909 (the date of the last known “Long Count” inscription, by which Mayans kept track of the age of their civilization) much of the Mayan society had collapsed. Archeological evidence shows that most of the major urban centers, especially in the southern lowlands, were abandoned, including the great cities of Tikal, Calakmul, El Mirador, Palenque and Copan. What caused such a rapid and near-complete collapse? Archeologists haven’t been shy about offering explanations: By one count, no less than 88 different scenarios have been suggested, including tribal warfare, epidemics, foreign invasion (perhaps by Toltec or Teotihuacan people), revolution, disruption of trade routes and royal in-fighting. One hypothesis that has been steadily gaining traction is prolonged drought. By

sampling lakebed sediments and measuring stalagmites (whose growth varies according to moisture levels) paleoclimatologists estimate that starting around 800 CE, and lasting for 200 years, the Yucatan region suffered its worst drought in 7,000 years. Without rainfall, crops failed, leading to the demise of the empire’s many city-states. If this theory is correct, the wonder is that they hung on as long as they did. A new study by researcher Ben Cook from NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies proposes that the Mayans may have at least partially brought on their own demise. In order to grow sufficient corn and manioc in the area’s thin topsoil, they probably clear-cut some 100,000 square miles of forest, equivalent to the area of Oregon. Crops have a higher albedo (reflectivity) than forests, resulting in less sunlight being absorbed. This translates into less energy being available for convection, and hence for rainfall. While not claiming that clear-cutting actually caused the drought — and hence the decline of the Maya — Cook says that his team’s analysis shows that “deforestation can bias the climate toward drought and that about half of the dryness in the pre-Colonial period was the result of deforestation.” The indigenas never recovered between the 10th century collapse and the Spanish conquest six centuries later, giving the forests a chance to regrow. Today, the vast bulk of their former territory is covered in trees. If not for their ruins, it’s as if the classical Mayan empire never existed. ● Barry Evans’ (barryevans9@yahoo. com) love affair with all things Mayan will survive Dec. 21, 2012.

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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 29th of February, 2012, at 10:00 AM, on the premises where said property has been stored and which are located at Craftsman’s Mall, 2905 St. Louis Rd., Arcata, CA. 95521 Ralph Jones, Unit#20-30, Misc. Household Goods and Tools 2/16, 2/23/2012 (12-54)


NOTICE TO DEFENDANT: THE TESTATE AND INTESTATE SUCCESSORS OF LUCILLE MORGAN CRANDALL, BELIEVED TO BE DECEASED AND FAY MORGAN NIEMOELLER, BELIEVED TO BE DECEASED, AND GILES G. CRANDALL, BELIEVED TO BE DECEASED, AND ALL PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, OR UNDER ANY OF SUCH DECEDENTS AND DOES I X, INCLUSIVE YOU ARE BEING SUED BY PLAINTIFF: GLORIA J. BARNWELL, INDIVIDUALLY AND AS THE EXECUTOR OF THE ESTATE OF R. PHILO BARNWELL, LESLIE PHILO BARNWELL, a.k.a. LESLIE P. BARNWELL, AND JANET A. BARNWELL NOTICE! You have been sued. The court may decide against you without your being heard unless you respond within 30 days. Read the information below. You have 30 CALENDAR DAYS after this summons and legal papers are served on you to file a written response at this court and have a copy served on the plaintiff. A letter or phone call will not protect you. Your written response must be in proper legal form if you want the court to hear your case. There may be a court form that you can use for your response. You can find these court forms and more information at the California Courts Online SelfHelp Center ( selfhelp), your county law library, or the courthouse nearest you. If you cannot pay the filing fee, ask the court clerk for a fee waiver form. If you do not file your response on time, you may lose the case by default, and your wages, money, and property may be taken without further warning from the court. There are other legal requirements. You may want to call an attorney right away. If you do not know an attorney, you may want to call an attorney referral service. If you

cannot afford an attorney, you may be eligible for free legal services from a nonprofit legal services program. You can locate these nonprofit groups at the California Legal Services Web site (, the California Courts Online SelfHelp Center ( selfhelp), or by contacting your local court or county bar association. NOTE: The court has a statutory lien for waived fees and costs on any settlement or arbitration award of $10,000 or more in a civil case. The court’s lien must be paid before the court will dismiss the case. The name and address of the court is: SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF HUMBOLDT 825 Fifth Street, Eureka, CA 95501 The name, address, and telephone number of the plaintiff’s attorney, or plaintiff without an attorney is: Richard Smith, The Harland Law Firm LLP, 622 H Street, Eureka, CA 95501, (707) 444-9281 Date: Feb. 07, 2012 This action is a Quiet Title action to determine title to that real property that is located in Humboldt County and is described as follows: the north half of the north east quarter of section 11, Township 1 south, Range 3 east, Humboldt Meridian. While it lacks a street address, this property is also known as a portion of Humboldt Assessor Parcel Number 209-401-024. 2/16, 2/23, 3/1, 3/8/2012 (12-55)


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

proceeding go to THOMAS R. FALLQUIST, Spokane County Clerk By GLENDA VOGT, Deputy Clerk 2/2, 2/9, 2/16/2012 (12-45)


The following person is doing business as WAY OF LIFE CHINESE MEDICINE at 4590 Excelsior Rd., Apt. B, Eureka, CA 95503. Lauren Paige Laks 4590 Excelsior Rd., Apt. B Eureka, CA 95503 The business is conducted by An Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name listed above on n/a. /s Lauren Laks. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Humboldt County on January 23, 2012. CAROLYN CRNICH Humboldt County Clerk 2/16, 2/23, 3/1, 3/8/2012 (12-52)


The following persons are doing business as THAT TREE GUY at 132 Painter, Rio Dell, CA 95562, P.O. Box 273, Rio Dell, CA 95562. David P. Byrnes 1325 Painter Rio Dell, CA 95562 Kristy Byrnes 1325 Painter Rio Dell, CA 95562 The business is conducted by A Married Couple. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name listed above on 2/1/12. /s Kristy Byrnes. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Humboldt County on February 6, 2012. CAROLYN CRNICH Humboldt County Clerk 2/16, 2/23, 3/1, 3/8/2012 (12-57)


The following persons are doing business as ELITE CAREGIVERS at P.O. Box 6888, Eureka, CA 95502. Laura Neely 741 W. Buhne Eureka, CA 95501 John Neely 741 W. Buhne Eureka, CA 95501 The business is conducted by A Married Couple. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name listed above on n/a. /s Laura Neely.

2/9, 2/16, 2/23, 3/1/2012 (12-46)


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


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


The following person is doing business as CONSCIOUS HEALING at 920 Samoa Blvd., Arcata, CA 95521, P.O. Box 746, Trinidad, CA 95570. Paul Heffernan 1235 S. Westhaven Dr.

2/9, 2/16, 2/23, 3/1/2012 (12-48)


The following person is doing business as HIGH COUNTRY HAULERS at 1111 Vista Dr., Fortuna, CA 95540. Casey Charles Kellogg 1111 Vista Dr. Fortuna, CA 95540 The business is conducted by An Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name listed above on n/a. /s Casey Kellogg. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Humboldt County on January 17, 2012. CAROLYN CRNICH Humboldt County Clerk 2/2, 2/9, 2/16, 2/23/2012 (12-41)


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


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

2/2, 2/9, 2/16, 2/23/2012 (12-39)


The following person is doing business as LOST COAST ESTATE SERVICES at 3950 Lissa Dr., Eureka, CA 95503, 3144 Broadway, Suite 4, Box 147, Eureka, CA 95501. David Aaron Heilner P.O. Box 264 Whitethorn, CA 95589 The business is conducted by An Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name listed above on 1/2/2012. /s David Aaron Heilner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Humboldt County on January 26, 2012. CAROLYN CRNICH Humboldt County Clerk 2/2, 2/9, 2/16, 2/23/2012 (12-44)


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


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

The following person is doing business as FAT RAT ENTERPRISES at 1303 Albee St., Eureka, CA 95501. Matthew R. Ruchong 5120 Lundblade Dr. Eureka, CA 95503 The business is conducted by An Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name listed above on 6/24/2004. /s Matthew R. Ruchong. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Humboldt County on January 24, 2012. CAROLYN CRNICH Humboldt County Clerk


28. Fodder figures? 29. Alphabet book phrase 30. “Exactly!” 32. “Your safety is our priority” org. 35. With 37-Across, feature of some homes ... or a feature of 17-, 22-, 45- and 52-Across 37. See 35-Across 39. Old biddy 40. Toughened 42. Homer’s name in the Arabic version of “The Simpsons” 43. Big honkers 44. “All systems ____”

45. Holder of a couple of slugs, perhaps 49. Baroque dance 50. DDE opponent 51. “That’s all ____” 52. On whom two in a symbiotic relationship depend 58. Prefix with grade 59. “Like ____ not ...” 60. Smidgen 61. Enlarge a house 62. Meddlesome 63. Cross words


21. Performed without help 22. Where sailors go 23. 1992 Dream Team member 24. Advanced 25. Bear, in Bilbao 26. Church’s percentage 27. Composer who fathered twenty children 30. Most rational 31. Like thick carpets 32. Multiplied by 33. Glitches 34. Soil: Prefix 36. Landed 38. ____ Bora (Afghan region)

41. Vintage car 43. Stick on 44. Further 45. Like forks 46. Means to ____ 47. Handheld entrees 48. Architect Frank 49. Glittery mineral 52. One, for Fritz 53. From ____ Z 54. “Angela’s Ashes” sequel 55. Short trip 56. Cockpit guess: Abbr. 57. Backstabber

1. Valdez pitching Colombian coffee 5. Do as told 9. Showed anxiety 14. Old Testament book 15. The “she” in “She’s Gotta Have It” 16. Disco era phrase 17. Division into two parts 19. Puppet often seen on Herbert Garrison’s hand on “South Park” 20. Poker payoff 21. Quick 22. Big image maker 27. Julie of “Modern Family”

1. Martin’s role on “The West Wing” 2. Israeli-designed weapon 3. Rainbow, e.g. 4. “Uh-uh!” 5. Good way to finish 6. 1865 assassin 7. Shade tree 8. “Whoopee!” 9. Spanish city where the bulls run 10. Goes along 11. Ben of Ben & Jerry’s 12. “Tarnation!” 13. Feeble-minded 18. For everyone

2/2, 2/9, 2/16, 2/23/2012 (12-43)


The following person is doing business as IN STRIDE at 1345 Q St., Apt. A, Arcata, CA 95521. William Paul Moss 1345 Q St., Apt. A Arcata, CA 95521 The business is conducted by An Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious

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Trinidad, CA 95570 The business is conducted by An Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name listed above on 2/1/2012. /s Paul Heffernan. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Humboldt County on January 31, 2012. CAROLYN CRNICH Humboldt County Clerk

CROSSWORD By David Levinson Wilk

This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Humboldt County on February 9, 2012. CAROLYN CRNICH Humboldt County Clerk • North Coast Journal • Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012



CONTINUED FROM PREVIOUS PAGE. business name listed above on N/A. /s William Paul Moss. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Humboldt County on January 13, 2012. CAROLYN CRNICH Humboldt County Clerk 1/26, 2/2, 2/9, 2/16/2012 (12-32)


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


our fictitious business name statement will expire

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


The following persons are doing business as FORBES & ASSOCIATES at 361 Main Street, Trinidad, CA 95570, P.O. Box 814, Trinidad, CA 95570. Forbes Realty, Inc. 361 Main Street Trinidad, CA 95570 The business is conducted by A Corporation. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name listed above on 4/20/1992. /s Susan Forbes, President. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Humboldt County on January 17, 2012. CAROLYN CRNICH Humboldt County Clerk 1/26, 2/2, 2/9, 2/16/2012 (12-33)


The following person is doing business as DEL REY CHIROPRACTIC HEALTH CLINIC at 1989 Harrison St., Eureka, CA 95501. Joseph Brosnan 1989 Harrison St. Eureka, CA 95501 The business is conducted by An Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name listed above on N/A. /s Joseph Brosnan. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Humboldt County on January 18, 2012. CAROLYN CRNICH Humboldt County Clerk 1/26, 2/2, 2/9, 2/16/2012 (12-28)


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

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PETITION OF: JESSE M. HUGHES TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner: JESSE M. HUGHES for a decree changing names as follows: Present name JESSE MICHAEL HUGHES to Proposed Name JESSE MICHAEL BENJAMIN HUGHESMACARTHUR THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING Date: March 29, 2012 Time: 1:45 p.m. The address of the court is: Same as noted above, Dept. 8 Date: February 3, 2012 Filed: February 3, 2012 /s/ DALE A. REINHOLTSEN Judge of the Superior Court 2/16, 2/23, 3/1, 3/8/2012 (12-53)


PETITION OF: WILLIAM JOHN NEVINS TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner: WILLIAM JOHN NEVINS for a decree changing names as follows: Present name WILLIAM JOHN NEVINS to Proposed Name WILLIAM JOHN WARWICK III THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING Date: March 14, 2012 Time: 1:45 p.m. The address of the court is:

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Same as noted above, Dept. 8 Date: January 19, 2012 Filed: January 19, 2012 /s/ DALE A. REINHOLTSEN Judge of the Superior Court


To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of: COY NEWMAN, aka COY N. NEWMAN. A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by AARON NEWMAN in the Superior Court of California, County of Humboldt. THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that AARON NEWMAN be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A HEARING on the petition will be held on March 29, 2012 at 1:50 p.m. at the Superior Court of California, County of Humboldt, 825 Fifth Street, Eureka, in Dept. 8. IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of the deceased, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within four months from the date of first issuance of letters as provided in Probate Code Section 9100. The time for filing claims will not expire before four months from the hearing date noticed above. YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. ATTORNEY FOR PETITIONER: J.T. LARSON 100 H STREET, STE. 210 EUREKA, CA 95501 (707) 445-5767 FEBRUARY 6, 2012 SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA COUNTY OF HUMBOLDT

To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of: PATRICIA ANNE JACKSON. A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by LAUREN PIERSALL HISATOMI in the Superior Court of California, County of Humboldt. THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that LAUREN PIERSALL HISATOMI be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. THE PETITION requests the decedent’s will and codicils, if any, be admitted to probate. The will and any codicils are available for examination in the file kept by court. THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A HEARING on the petition will be held on February 23, 2012 at 1:50 p.m. at the Superior Court of California, County of Humboldt, 825 Fifth Street, Eureka, in Dept. 8. IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of the deceased, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within four months from the date of first issuance of letters as provided in Probate Code Section 9100. The time for filing claims will not expire before four months from the hearing date noticed above. YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. ATTORNEY FOR PETITIONER: KENNETH M. BAREILLES ATTORNEY AT LAW 533 E STREET EUREKA, CA 95501 (707) 443-9338 JANUARY 26, 2012 SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA COUNTY OF HUMBOLDT

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Produce bakery products for retail and wholesale accounts. Early morning shift. Reliability is a must. Bring applications to 811 I St. Arcata. or e-mail to

EMPLOYMENT OPPOrTuNiTiEs CASINO Dishwasher/Prep Cook Bingo Admit Clerk Bingo Inventory Clerk Crown Club Rep Deli Worker Dealer Valet Attendant Bartender Count Team Member Security Officer Security Supervisor Cher-Ae Heights Indian Community of the Trinidad Rancheria Employments Applications available in Human Resources/ Seascape/ Cher-Ae Heights Casino or our website at Cher-Ae Heights is an alcohol and drug free workplace with required testing.

AIRLINES ARE HIRING. Train for hands on Aviation Career. FAA approved program. Financial aid if qualified- Job placement assistance. Call Aviation Institute of Maintenance 888-242-3214 toll free. (E-0216) CA S E M A N AG E R /SO C I A L WORKER. For Environmental Alternatives Foster Family Agency’s new expansion office in Crescent City. Must have Master’s Degree in a related field. F/T $33,280 per year, with benefits. Resume to: LIC# 125001457 EOE. (E-0223) FAMILY PRACTICE PHYSICIAN. FT BC/BE, CA licensed, for K’ima:w Medical Center. FT/ REG Public Health Nurse. Oncall Medical Assistant and LVN, On-call or FT/TEMP RN. For application,, (530) 625-4261 ex 226 or rose.sylvia@ Selection will be pursuant to the Hoopa Tribe’s TERO Ordinance. Applicant selected will be subject to pre employment and random Alcohol and Drug testing. (E-0223)




Wildberries Marketplace now hiring for the following positions:


Technical Proof Reader Staff Accountant Laborer w/ Transportation Marketing for Non Profit Bookkeeper  Director of Nurses

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

Produce Stocker Grocery Stocker Food Services  Cook

Produce Department Team Leader

Please see Casey at 747 13th St., Arcata CA. No phone calls please. • Looking for fun and friendly people to fill a variety of positions. Current job opportunities: Guest Room Attendant, Blue Diamond Dancer, Line Cook Front Desk Agent, Slot Attendant and more! To apply, simply visit the Human Resources office at the casino. For directions, current listings and other information visit

The Humboldt-Del Norte Foundation for Medical Care

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

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

Must have minimum 5 years Produce Management experience in major full scale retail grocery store produce department. • Experience preferred in: Ordering, stocking, display, hiring, training, merchandising, pricing, inventory controls, purchasing controls and all other facets of managing a busy and productive produce department. • Wage DOE plus full benefits. Please bring resume and cover letter to Aaron or Casey at 747 13th St., Arcata CA. No phone calls please. We intend to fill this position as soon as possible. Northcoast Children’s Services


Performs a variety of human resources & administrative tasks including: orienting new employees maintaining personnel records placing classified ads/online job postings processing applications conducting reference checks Requires 4 years office experience, including 2 years experience with MS Office programs. Human Resources & database experience preferred. Full-time (11 month position): 40 hrs/ wk (Mon-Fri); $13.67-$15.07/hr. Includes benefits. Application Deadline: February 28.

Submit application, resume & cover letter to: Northcoast Children’s Services 1266 9th Street, Arcata CA 95521

For additional information, please call 707-822-7206 or visit our website at R.N, PART-TIME. Exp. working w/elderly preferred. No weekends/holidays. App./job description may be picked up at Adult Day Health Care of Mad River Apps. accepted until position filled. (707) 822-4866 (E-0216) PERSONAL LINES CUSTOMER SERVICE REP. For Shaw Group Insurance office. Great employment package. Apply in person with resume, Shaw & Petersen Insurance, 1313 5th St., Eureka. (E-0223)

TEACHING POSITION. Salmon Creek Community School is currently seeking applications for a creative and motivated teacher to join our community. Applicant would teach in a small 3rd-7th grade classroom. Credentials preferred. School hours Mon.-Thurs. 8:30-3 p.m. Salary DOE. Deadline March 1. For information call Niki 943-3502. Mail resume and 2 References to: Salmon Creek Community School, c/o Niki Stark, P.O. Box 828, Miranda, CA 95553 (E-0223)

United indian HealtH ServiceS, inc. 1600 Weeot Way, Arcata, CA 95521 • (707) 825-5000

clinical nurse Seeking applicants w/ 2+ years experience. Must have CA RN license & become ACLS certified within 6 months of hire. laboratory technician Must have HS diploma/GED & 1 yr of clinical laboratory experience. Medical assistant ii/iii Must have HS diploma/GED and two years direct medical assisting experience. referral technician Arcata, F/T. Must have HS diploma/GED and a minimum of 6 months experience in processing claims for clients. Must have good knowledge of CPT & ICD-9 coding. In accordance with PL 93-638 American Indian Preference shall be given. Must have valid driver license & be insurable. UIHS is an alcohol & drug free workplace with required testing. Application packet can be obtained @ or call (707) 825-5000. Closes 2/23/12


Post your job opportunities in • 442-1400 INSURANCE AGENTS. Personal lines for Fortuna Office. Benefits, etc. Email (E-0216) PROGRAM COORDINATOR. Dream Quest Teen & Youth Center in Willow Creek: Looking for creative, self motivated individual who would be creating and implementing youth programs, supervising teen center, leading youth advisory board, performing community outreach and public relations. 14-27 Hour/ Week. (530) 629-3564. (E-0216) ACTORS/MOVIE EXTRAS. Needed immediately for upcoming roles $150-$300/day depending on job requirements. No experience, all looks. 1-800-560-8672 A-109. For casting times/locations. (AAN CAN) (E-0216) PAID IN ADVANCE! Make $1,000 a Week mailing brochures from home! Guaranteed Income! FREE Supplies! No experience required. Start Immediately! (AAN CAN) (E-0607)

$$$HELP WANTED$$$ Extra Income! Assembling CD cases from Home! No Experience Necessary! Call our Live Operators Now! 1-800-405-7619 EXT 2450 http://www.easywork-greatpay. com (AAN CAN) (E-0315) HOME CAREGIVERS PT/FT. Nonmedical caregivers to assist elderly in their homes. Top hourly fees. 442-6102. (E-1227)


EUREKA 2BD HOUSE. 3878 Walnut Dr., near Sequoia Park & Zoo. Features 2-car detached carport with workshop, Month to month. $995/ month. $1500/deposit. Cross street Redwood. Free Rental List Hotline, 444-9197, (R-0216) EUREKA 2BD/1BA APARTMENT. 324 1st St., #K. Near the Bay, vaulted ceilings, beautiful kitchen! W/S/G pd, 1 year lease. $1050/ month. Free Rental List Hotline, 444-9197, (R-0216) • North Coast Journal • Thursday, FEB. 16, 2012



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EHO. Hearing impaired: TDD Ph# 1-800-735-2922. Apply at Office: 2575 Alliance Rd. Arcata, 8am-12pm & 1-4pm, M-F (707) 822-4104 EUREKA 1BD/1BA APARTMENT. 324 1st St., #I. Facing the bay, vaulted ceilings, bay window, onsite laundry. No pets. Between D & E Streets. W/S/G pd, 1 year lease. $725/month, $1000/deposit. Free Rental List Hotline, 444-9197, (R-0216) EUREKA 3BD HOUSE. 3540 Pine St. Section 8 OK, No utilities paid, Pet considered. Month to month. $1095/month or $1145 w/ pet. $1400/deposit or $1600 w/ pet. South off Harris. Free Rental List Hotline, 444-9197, (R-0216) EUREKA FURNISHED 1BD APARTMENT. Available Now. Garage, Security Gate, Laundry, Water Paid. 1235 7th St., # A. $700. 4439207. (R-0216) HENDERSON ROOM FOR RENT. Need one more working male to share house. $400/month, $250/ deposit. Ron, 442-1337. (R-0223) ALL AREAS - ROOMMATES.COM. Browse hundreds of online listings with photos and maps. Find your roommate with a click of the mouse! Visit: http://www. (AAN CAN) (R-0531)

Business Rentals

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


Openings soon available for HUD Sec. 8 Waiting Lists for 2, 3 & 4 bedrm apts. Annual Income Limits: 1 pers. $20,300; 2 pers. $23,200; 3 pers. $26,100; 4 pers. $28,950; 5 pers. $31,300; 6 pers. $33,600; 7 pers. $35,900; 8 pers. $38,250.



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

Real Estate HISTORIC SALOON BUSINESS FOR SALE. New York Saloon business includes 48 liquor license (on sale liquor & off sale of beer and wine, catering license, equipment, stock, antiques, decor, flat screens, lease negotiable, great clientele & Facebook site. Oldest continuously running saloon in the same spot since before President Lincoln was President. $180,000 for the business & $200,000 for the liquor licenses. Serious inquirer’s only. $500.00 non-refundable deposit to look at books. Call Daniel or Dalene at (530) 623-4013. (RE-0308) MANUFACTURED HOME. 14 wide, 2bd/1ba, in Azalea Park, 2637 Hidden Terrace, McKinleyville. Lot 80x70. $26,000. (707) 838-7653. (RE-0301) LOT FOR SALE. Lot #6 of Alta Sierra Estates, Unit #16, Nevada County. For more information, call (707) 205-7118 or (707) 2057117. (RE-0308) LOT FOR SALE. Lot #1994 in Coppercove subdivision at Lake Tulloch, Calaveras County. For more information, call (707)2057118 or (707) 205-7117. (RE-0308) WILLOW CREEK PROPERTY. 1.33 acres, Willow Creek Community Service District Water, underground power & phone at property. R-2 soils report and perk tested. Approved septic system design by Trinity Engineering. Property is zoned RST. Property is located off Highway 299 on private road one mile east of Willow Creek. Ready to build. $99,900 will consider offers. (530) 629-2031 (RE-1227)



20 words and a photo, IN FULL COLOR for only $25 per week! Call 442-1400 or e-mail /96 DODGE RAM 1500 4WD. King cab. Good Condition. $3500, (707) 441-9586. (A-0301) 1997 CHEVY SUBURBAN 4X4. 3/4 ton 454, power steering/ brakes, dual air, 3rd seat, 58k, low mileage, running boards, loaded! Excellent Condition. $8500. 4439528. (A-0216) 2002 TOYOTA HIGHLANDER. 4WD, 148k miles, great condition, garaged. $9000. (707) 951-4181 days, (707) 458-3501 evenings. (A-0216) CASH FOR CARS: Any Car/Truck. Running or Not! Top Dollar Paid. We Come To You! Call For Instant Offer: 1-888-420-3808 www. (AAN CAN) (A-0419) YOUR ROCKCHIP IS MY EMERGENCY! Glaswelder, Mobile, windshield repair. 442-GLAS, (A-1227)


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HUTCHINs Grocery store Limited one per customer. Not valid with any other offer. Must be 21 to redeem. min. purchase $20

20 words and a photo, IN FULL COLOR for only $25 per week! Call 442-1400 or e-mail

EXPIRES FEB. 29, 2012

616 2nd St. Old Town Eureka 707.443.7017


artcenterframeshop Mon-Fri 10-6 pm Sat 10-5pm

Registration For Spring Classes Begin Feb 27


20% OFF SALE. Sheets, Towels, Blankets, Pillows, Sleeping Bags, Curtains & Tablecloths through 2/18. At the Dream Quest Thrift Store, in Willow Creek. (BST-0216)



2500 GALLON WATER TANK. Never used, green, thick, strong & sturdy. Best Offer, (707) 442-8432. (BST-0223) THE BEAD LADY. For all your needs in beads! Glass beads, leather, shells, findings, jewelry. Kathy Chase Owner, 76 Country Club Dr Ste 5, Willow Creek. 530629-3540. (BST-1227)


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

PASTORI GUIDE SERVICE. Wild Hog Hunts, 442-8432. (SR-0308) AMUSING GAMES & AMAZING PERFORMANCES FOR ALL AGES. Events, Birthdays, Festivals, Kidszones. I’ll Juggle, Unicycle, & bring Toys., (707) 499-5628. (S-0223) HOUSE CLEANING. Riana Terrill. Experienced, Reliable & Efficient to meet your needs. 668-5205, 499-1536. $15/hour. (S-0426) TAI CHI GARDENER. Maintaining balance in your yard. Well equipt. Maintenance + Projects 18 yrs experience. Call Orion 825-8074, (S-0426) CATCH-LIGHT PHOTOGRAPHY’S 25th Anniversary sale, 25% off all Weddings, Portraits and Events. (707) 845-4160 www.catch-light. com. (S-0913) HUMBOLDT HOUSE CLEANING. Rentals, Estates, Residential. Gift Certificates Available! Licensed & Bonded #3860. 707-444-2001. (S-0412) ERIC’S SERVICES. Home Repair, Maintenance, Affordable Prices (707) 499-4828. (S-0809)

Custom Pet Portraits by Sophia Dennler • For more information and to order


Music Local computer help when you need it! *Call us for further details

• PC, Laptops, & Mac up-and-running • Get your software questions answered now* • On Time, Reliable, Returns Your Call for Help • Virus, malware, root kit removal • Internet problems • Hardware repairs and upgrades From Trinidad, to Fortuna, to Blue Lake, and in between!

3rd Eye Computer Service Special Offer:

Get a FREE computer analysis ($125 value) by telling us you saw this ad in the Feb. North Coast Journal. to set up your appointment!

(707)839-1104 No membership required.

Only funeral provider in Humboldt County to be certified by the Green Burial Council.

ALLIANCE LAWN & GARDEN CARE. Affordable, Dependable, and Motivated Yard maintenance. We’ll take care of all your basic lawn and garden needs. Including hedging, trimming, mowing, and hauling. Call for estimates (707) 834-9155, (707) 825-1082. (S-0524) SEWING SERVICE. Stitch in Time repairs & alterations. Fri. and Sat. 11 a.m.- 5 p.m. 1038 11th street, Arcata. 707-496-3447 (S-1227) A-1 STEAM CARPET CLEANING. Ask us about our $99.00 2 room special. Also now offering Green Guard 442-3229 ext 13 (S-1227) ARCATA CLEANING COMPANY. The non-toxic cleaning solution for your home or office. 707-8227819. (S-1227) CLARITY WINDOW CLEANING. Services available. Call Julie 8391518. (S-1227) DISORGANIZED? HIRE A PRO! Paper, clutter, kitchens, closets. A.D.D. specialist. Experienced, Affordable, Friendly. Claire Josefine 268-8585. www.clairejosefine. com. (S-0223)

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Old Town, Eureka 212 F St., 444-2936


Arcata Plaza 825-7760

PREGNANT? CONSIDERING ADOPTION? Talk with caring agency specializing in matching Birthmothers with Families nationwide. LIVING EXPENSES PAID. Call 24/7 Abby’s One True Gift Adoptions 866- 413-6293 (Void in Illinois) (AAN CAN) (C-0301)

Community LIFETREE CAFE: JOIN THE CONVERSATION. More than half a million human embryos are now frozen and stored in clinics. Explore the topic of embryonic adoption and implantation. Sun., Feb. 19, 7 p.m. Lifetree Café, 76 13th St., Arcata. Free Admission. Questions, Contact Bob Dipert 672-2919, bobdipert@hotmail. com. (C-0216)

Call 707-601-2940


MCKEEVER ENERGY AND ELECTRIC. Residential, commercial, industrial and agricultural. Electrical contracting and design. Renewable energy. Energy efficiency and sustainability. Energy consulting, documentation and field verification. Contact Nate McKeever at 707-822-0100 or or visit www.mckeeverenergyandelectric. com. Lic. # CA C10 876832 (S-1227) WRITING CONSULTANT/EDITOR. Fiction, nonfiction, poetry. Dan Levinson, MA, MFA. 443-8373. (S-0223)


M-AUDIO PROKEYS 88. Premium stage piano. Custom wood stand. Sony speakers. $750, 6779410. (M-0301) ROAD TRIX ENTERTAINMENT. Live Music. Private Parties, Bars, Gatherings of all Kinds. Bookings, Bradley Dean, 832-7419. (M-0510) MUSIC LESSONS. Piano, Guitar, Voice, Flute, etc. Piano tuning, Instrument repair. Digital multitrack recording. (707) 476-9239. (M-0223) PIANO LESSONS. Beginners, all ages. Experienced. Judith Louise 476-8919. (M-1227) SAXOPHONE/FLUTE LESSONS. All ages, beginner-advanced, jazz improvisation, technique. Susie Laraine: 441-1343. (M-1227) GUITAR/PIANO LESSONS. All ages, beginning and intermediate. Seabury Gould 444-8507. (M-1227)


BE A LIFE SAVER! Your blood donation is always needed!! Call the Northern California Community Blood Bank. Call for Bloodmobile schedule. 2524 Harrison St., Eureka, 443-8004

CommUnITy CrISIS SUpporT: Humboldt Co. mental HealtH Crisis line

445-7715 1-888-849-5728

Humboldt domestiC ViolenCe serViCes

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


national Crisis Hotline

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


YoutH serViCe bureau YoutH & familY Crisis Hotline


BECOME A FOSTER PARENT. Provide a safe and stable environment for youth 13-18 for them to learn and grow in their own community. Contact the Humboldt County Department of Health and Human Services Foster Care Hotline at 441-5013 and ask for Peggy. (C-0726)

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Birth Services

Creative? Feeling Stuck?

Sarah Biggs 707.840.4617

Birth and Postpartum Doula Breastfeeding Counseling and Home-Visits Childbirth Education Workshops

Swedish, Deep Tissue & Therapeutic Massage.



Sarah Goldberg, LMFT Lic# 47032

(707) 205-9005

Dancing for Birth Classes

I work with families of all income levels.

Gift Certificates Available (707) 599-5639

Valerie Schramm

Certified Massage Therapist

*We accept most insurances

Herbal Medicine Making Class March 10th, 10am-4pm Please Call to Register

Mon.-Fri. 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sat. 9 to 5; Sun. 12 to 4


739 12th St., Fortuna

24-hour online verification

(707) 826-1165

Ongoing Classes Workshops Private Sessions Diana Nunes Mizer Parent Educator


CERTIFIED MASSAGE THERAPIST. Samantha Dudman-Miller, (707) 616-6031. (MB-0726) MOSAIC MASSAGE. Customized pressure and style by Heather, Massage Therapist with 10 years experience. Swedish, Deep Tissue, Prenatal, Reflexology. Located at Om Shala Yoga, Arcata, (707) 362-2821 (MB-1227) CRANIAL SACRAL THERAPY. Infused with Shiatsu, Quantum Touch Healing, Energywork. Crescent City, (517) 974-0460. (MB-0726)

COACHING FOR PERSONAL EVOLUTION WITH REBECCA OWEN. Access your wholeness by cultivating your Presence in the Now and learning to clear old patterns. 8225253. (MB-0920) THE SPINE IS YOUR CONDUIT FOR LIFE-FORCE ENERGY. Open to the Alignment of Your Whole Self: Chiropractic by Dr. Scott Winkler, D.C. and Energy Work by Rebecca Owen. 822-1676. (MB-0920)

LEARN TO MANAGE YOUR MOOD. And feel good anytime with Neuro-Linguistic Programming. NLP Playshops, 6 p.m., 2nd and 4th Wednesdays. 920 Samoa Blvd., #223, Arcata. $10 drop-in fee. Dave Berman, Certified Hypnotist, Life Coach & Master Practitioner of NLP. (707) 845-3749. www. Helping the YOUniverse conspire on your behalf. (MB-0216) GAIL PASCOE, RN, MFC. CA license MFC 25083 is re-opening her private practice specializing in T.B.I. & other neurological problems, health challenges, anxiety and depression. Call 362-6951. (MB-0503) HOW DO YOU LEARN TO LOVE YOURSELF DEEPLY? Explore your dreams and/or everyday life experiences as deep reflections of your own emerging beauty and strength. With spiritual teacher/ guide AnaLora Garrard, author of Your Dreams: Spiritual Messages in Pajamas., 826-2647. (MB-0301)


LIVING OUR DIVINITY. Yemayah Kessloff CMT, Reiki Master, CranioSacral Therapist, Certified Yoga Teacher, Rain Drop Treatment Facilitator. At Jade Dragon Medical Spa and The Isis Temple. or 460-0303. (MB-0503) NATURAL FAMILY PLANNING/ FERTILITY AWARENESS CLASS. Safe, effective, fun, women & men, all ages. Call Marla Joy (707) 845-4307, marla_joy@suddenlink. net (MB-0426) NEEDING SOME SUPPORT RIGHT NOW? Experienced counselor & therapist Linda Nesbitt, MSW, LCSW (Lic#18830) is expanding her practice and welcoming new clients. Focusing on stress/anxiety, depression, grief/loss, trauma recovery, relationship challenges and postpartum support. EMDR Advanced Trained. (707) 268-0929. (MB-0426) SWEETHEART SPECIAL. Certified therapeutic massage for women. First timers $10 off. Soaking tub available. Call Brittny, 445-7919. (MB-0301)

TAROT AS AN EVOLUTIONARY PATH. Classes in Eureka and Arcata. Private mentorships, readings. Carolyn Ayres, 4424240, www.tarotofbecoming. com. (MB-0216) JUPITERS LIGHT ASTROLOGY READING. The Sacred Geometry of Our Lives. Indivdual, Family & Relationship Readings. Shakati L. Walsh, MA Spiritual Phychology, MS Educational Counseling. (707) 616-3163, shakatiwalsk@yahoo. com (MB-1227) NORTHCOAST AIKIDO FOUNDATION. Instructing non-violent martial arts since 1978. Mon.-Fri., 6-7:30 pm. Adult Beginning Special: 6 weeks for $99, enrollment ongoing. Children’s classes Mon. or Wed., 4-5 pm, $40/month. Visitors welcome! 890 G Street, Arcata, entrance around back. 826-9395. (MB-1227) HIGHER EDUCATION FOR SPIRITUAL UNFOLDMENT. Bachelors, Masters, D.D./Ph.D., distance learning, University of Metaphysical Sciences. Bringing professionalism to metaphysics. (707) 822-2111 (MB-1227)

ZUMBA. Latin-inspired fitness program using international music and various dance styles including Salsa, Cumbia, Merengue and Reggaeton for a great cardio workout. Every Mon. and Thurs. at the Bayside Grange 6-7 p.m., 2297 Jacoby Creek Rd. $6/$4 Grange members. Every Wed. 6-7 p.m. in Fortuna at the Mon. Club, 610 Main St. Every Tue. at the Trinidad Town Hall 12 p.m. and every Thur. at Eureka Vets Hall 12 p.m. Marla Joy 707845-4307. (MB-1227) ARCATA ZEN GROUP MEDITATION. Beginners welcome. Sun., 8 a.m. North Coast Aikido Center, on F St. between 8th and 9th in Arcata. Wed., 6-7 p.m. at First Christian Church, 730 K, Eureka, ramp entrance and upstairs; newcomers please come 5 minutes early. Sun. contact, 826-1701. Wed. contact, barryevans9@, or for more info. call (707) 826-1701, (MB-1227)

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

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



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

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±20ac deerfield Ranch in Larabee Valley. Classic Bridgeville property with flat to sloping topography, SW exposure, existing permitted septic and well, storage shed with large carport, wooded areas dappled with giant oak trees and placid open fields. tributary of Horse Creek runs through the property. easy access with existing roads and several potential building sites.

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