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6 Free speech for a price 7 Women’s weed work 23 Hobart’s bedroom is still a lively place 31 On, Blitzen, on Trapper 34 Happy Canada Day!


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Higher Learning

9 Blog Jammin’ 10 On The Cover Going Once

15 Home & Garden Service Directory


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23 Art Beat

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March 1, 2012 Volume XXIII No. 9

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Steamed at ‘Burned’ Editor: After reading Zach St. George’s article “Burned by the Wait” (Feb. 23), I was struck not so much by the contents of the article, but by the glaring omission of any consideration of the actual cause of Ms. Thompson’s and 10 other individuals’ abrupt trip to homeless status. What concerns me is the author’s apparent allocation of the responsibility for this outcome almost exclusively to Detective Wilcox. My premise is simple: The vast majority of the responsibility for 11 people being forced out of their homes rests squarely with Ms. Formby and Mr. Davis as a result of their wantonly reckless decision to manufacture hash oil in a multifamily apartment. The couple’s current situation results from their own risk assumption. Their neighbors did not have the luxury of participation in this decision; they were only forced to bear the results of the outcome. If the arrogance and recklessness of this initial decision on the part of the couple was not enough, they had a second chance to minimize the effects of their behavior while being treated at the


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emergency room, according to the Eureka Fire Department Incident report, which I reviewed. The information regarding the concern over a potential bomb was relayed to a police officer interviewing the occupants at the emergency room. The officer questioned the occupants about a pipe device or potential bomb in the closet of their apartment, and their response was that they “stated they were consuming hash oil, and had no knowledge of a bomb or pipe,” the report said. It is unclear to me why the author chose to focus exclusively on one aspect of this tragedy to the exclusion of all others. Like most of these situations, the outcome was the result of a chain of seemingly small decisions and events that converged to result in tragedy. Local leaders including Supervisor Mark Lovelace have called repeatedly for an “adult discussion” of the marijuana industry. My hope is that this conversation not only includes consideration of the financial and regulatory aspects of the trade, but also considers the increasingly corrosive underbelly that is affecting our communities on an almost weekly basis. Glenn Ziemer, Eureka

Occupy not Over

Occupy as losing members. Even Howard Zinn (rest his soul) said that “you can’t be neutral on a moving train.” Is this Humboldt Occupy not in that same revolutionary vein as well? When good people do nothing, they are about as bad as the criminals. But have hope, Journal readers, and maybe go down to the courthouse and join.   Tobin Steiskal, Fortuna

Editor: Interestingly enough the connection to world politik, American cultural complacency and widespread public ignorance could not be more clear. A battered Occupy movement now relegated to tabling in front of a courthouse. I guess the anti-Occupy won. The silent majority spoke, within their designated lines a few Fridays ago, as well as in the local media with the Journal’s Feb. 16 cover, “Concrete Activists: As the courthouse Please try to make it no more than 350 camp crumbles, occupy protesters seek words and include your full name, place more fertile ground.” The feature inside, of residence and phone number (we won’t while being fairly sympathetic to the print your number). Send it to letters@ movement, signals a departure from the l traditional liberal leanings of this county’s demographic.  Generally, when print media, yes even the purported liberal media here, pigeonholes one activist and highlights only the critical comments of those “activists” who don’t like the direction the current Occupy is going, it can only be counterproductive to those My Grampa sold candy, who are still pounding Stored in an ancient shed the streets with the message. It seeks to tokenize At the end of clothes lines the occupiers as archaic, That framed the cumulus. arcane, and ineffecWe would sneak out together tive, while at the same time media rhetoric conIn the early morning sun tinues padding the nests To make sure his stock of the current “privileged Was fit for sale. caste” in this county. The Occupy questions still reMy daughter walks briskly. main: Why are there rich people? Who writes the A professional sales rep rules in Humboldt?  Who With an air of confidence owns the land? What That skipped a generation public officials kowtow And knows no limits. to property holders and exclusive members of She sells to institutions, private clubs? Why is poIn some cosmic nexus lice intelligence targeting those without home and That only my heart the poor? Is “white colCan squarely measure. lar” crime not as, if not more, nefarious as crimes Dinner came so quickly. committed by economically underprivileged — Kirk Gothier people?  Unfortunately, the Journal article frames

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y little girl plans to take her savings and buy a gong. That’s because whenever guests come to dinner, the conversation among the adults at the table gets so lively the poor kid can’t get a word in. When she wants to add her pipsqueak voice to the conversation, she figures, she’ll just hit the gong and break in. The money to buy the gong will buy her an equal footing in our conversation. We all have the same First Amendment rights. Congress shall make no law abridging my daughter’s freedom of speech or press. The government can’t stop her from speaking. But to get anyone to pay attention to what she says? That takes money. These days, getting your voice projected beyond your dinner table could take a lot of money. And getting someone to act on your ideas? That takes a fortune. My daughter squirrels away change she finds around the house. The rule is: If it ends up on the floor it is hers. She’s got about $25 in her piggy bank, and about $55 in her savings account — Umpqua tellers come to the elementary school each Thursday and bank the kids’ deposits. That’s a fortune in little girl land, but it won’t buy her much attention. In 2006, then-Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger kicked off his reelection campaign at the Samoa Cookhouse, and I think that choice of locale had more to do with local resident Robin Arkley’s $44,600 contribution to Arnold’s campaign coffers four months earlier than the all-you-can-eat breakfast. These days, that just-under-50 grand seems as quaint as the 10 cents my pop spent on a movie in his youth. Consider that last month $19 million —a quarter of all money contributed to the presidential contest that month— came from just five individuals, according to an analysis by the Washington Post. When someone spends millions to make sure his voice is heard the speech becomes important. The U.S. Supreme Court in 2010 made sure that we keep that kind of speech unfettered. In Citizens United versus Federal Election Commission it told Congress that to limit the money an organization or even a corporation could spend on donations to committees not directly affiliated with a political candidate would abridge this power of speech. Eureka resident

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David Cobb is part of a movement trying to get a constitutional amendment to counter the Citizens United decision. (Good luck on that, Dave. I’ve been waiting since 1972 for ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment. While the courts may consider corporations people, 18 states consider women second-class ones.) If you are one of those odd people I meet around town who read this column with religious fervor, you know that I am a free speech fanatic. I also believe in free trade. In theory. But theory rarely meshes with reality. Were we to trade economically with other countries on a level playing field, I’d be all for it. But that means that we all enforce basic fair labor laws and laws that protect our air and water. Otherwise the game is rigged. I think our free speech rights are like that too. I consider the principle sacred. But the reality is different. Speech you buy is worth so much more than speech that comes without a price. Say my daughter wants to campaign on an important issue like more recess and less homework. I can drive her to the Access Humboldt Studio at Eureka High and she can use equipment for free to record a commercial. And she could air it on Channel 12 for nothing. A smattering of people in our community would see it. But if she had the money to pay for an ad on Fox during the Superbowl, it would reach more than 100 million people. Speech gains power when you can distribute it to a mass audience. And only corporations and rich people have that power through money. The Citizens United decision came out of the desire of an organization to air on TV a negative documentary about Hillary Clinton, who, when the case began, vied with Barack Obama for the Democratic presidential nomination. To air the program cost a lot of money. No one ever said the documentary couldn’t be made or uploaded to YouTube or that people couldn’t view it. The question was this: How do you raise the ginormous amounts of money to buy airtime to reach a mass audience? The Supreme Court said that to prevent the donations to pay for something like that is to abridge free speech rights. But that isn’t really the case. What it abridges is the ability to distribute big time. Now I totally understand that speech without distribution might as well be silence, and so the government should

not be able to unreasonably restrict distribution of speech. But reasonable restrictions on political donations that fund distribution aren’t the same thing. I think people and organizations with lots of money use the free speech principle these days to rig the game, much like the free trade game is rigged. One way to address this problem might be to make the game more fair. Back in 1919 Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes argued that the best counter to bad ideas is a free marketplace of ideas. Let speech fly, and beautiful truth will drown out ugly lies and nasty notions. But again, there is that concept of a free market and our market isn’t free. So I think we need to bring back a policy the Federal Communications Commissions officially buried last August: The Fairness Doctrine. It held that broadcasters had to devote some time to controversial programs about important public issues and set aside air time for opposing views. A TV network wants to take in millions of dollars for airing a slanted documentary? Set aside some low-cost or free airtime for an opposing view. It isn’t as if the government doesn’t already manipulate programming. This week former basketball great Magic Johnson announced the launch of his new TV channel called Aspire, which will target an African-American audience. It is the first of what will be 10 independently owned and operated channels that cable giant Comcast promised the federal government in exchange for its approval to merge with NBC — Rap star Sean Combs and movie director Robert Rodriguez will also get channels under the deal. Maybe my daughter should forget the gong and get on the line with a Comcast exec. The company still has six channels to announce and she represents a nice demographic. Either that or she should quit her whining. To all you disenfranchised 7-year-olds with notions of entitlement: Grow up.

– Marcy Burstiner

Marcy Burstiner is an associate professor of journalism and mass communication at Humboldt State University. She writes this column because at home and in her classes, no one seems to listen to a word she says.

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t’s a sunny Saturday in Southern Humboldt and a dozen or so people are seated on folding chairs in a windowless room, listening to two enthusiastic young San Francisco lawyers talk about race, gender politics and the history of feminism. Oh, and marijuana. Welcome to 707 Cannabis College, where “higher learning” takes on a whole new meaning. Of course, it’s easy to poke fun. And the college — tucked in the Meadows Business Park between Garberville and Redway — doesn’t immediately snuff out the stereotypes. Enter the two-room building and you’re greeted by a faint but unmistakable smell, plus a plush moose head on the wall across from a framed Reefer Madness poster. Pot-leaf earrings and tubs of Sweet Sticky Fingers scrub (“helps remove dirt, stubborn residues and odors!”) are for sale, near a desk laden with volumes like The Big Book of Buds and a pamphlet titled “Cuttings Made Simple.” A cardboard cutout of President Obama bears a Post-It speech bubble that reads “I love cannabis.” But speak with the people behind Cannabis College— co-founders Kellie Dodds and Pearl Moon — and it quickly becomes apparent the place is no joke. “When we

first started, people laughed,” recalls Moon. “They were like, ‘Nobody’s going to come there, they already know how to do it.’ Now those same people love us.” “We don’t have classes on how to load a bong, or vaporizer 101,” adds Dodds. Instead, Dodds says, the college focuses on four main areas: medicine, science, law and horticulture. Upcoming classes include “Light Deprivation Techniques,” “Soil Preparation and Fertilization” and “Cannabis for the Cultivator and Medicinal Baker.” Then there was last Saturday’s seminar, “Accessing Power: Gender Related Issues in the Cannabis Movement.” Taught by Bay Area attorneys Kyndra Miller and Alexis Wilson Briggs, the class began with a broad overview of the push for women’s equality through history, then compared that with the effort to normalize and ultimately legalize marijuana. Lecture headings included, “Lady Liberty,” “Lady Justice” and “Mother Cannabis.” “I was a U.S. history major as an undergrad, and I studied race movements [and] gender movements in the antebellum period up to the ‘60s,” Miller told the class. continued on next page • North Coast Journal • Thursday,marCH. 1, 2012


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“And I didn’t want to see happen with the cannabis movement what happened with the civil rights movement — a fracturing along gender and race lines.” Safe to say when you’re casually namedropping the antebellum period, this ain’t a haven for spaced-out stoners. Indeed, attendees were mostly middleaged women, though a couple of intrepid (and attentive) men did show up. Two women identified themselves as cancer survivors. Everyone took notes; nobody nodded off. Briggs called it a “survey course,” and said she hoped people would return for more targeted, in-depth classes in the future —ultimately producing papers “to become publishable books.” Though the class focused on big-picture cultural questions, we asked Dodds afterward if she felt there was a need for feminism within the marijuana industry. Is there a grass ceiling? “It’s a male-dominated world,” Dodds acknowledges without hesitation. For women, “it takes a lot of strength to do this.” Other than trimmers, she and Moon agree, women are a minority in all aspects of pot production. Dodds compares it to the medical profession, where women were traditionally relegated to less glamorous, more subservient roles. “There is a certain amount of sexism that persists,” she says, “but I think it’s changing. [We] are very happy with what we’ve built. We’ll always be looking to partner with the best people, whether male or female, but to be honest, we’re quite proud of what our female energy is producing, and we do think it’s a good healthy shift in this industry.” Throughout the class, Moon and Dodds sat in the back, smiling and occasionally injecting their thoughts. Students also piped up frequently, sharing anecdotes and insights (mostly related to the material). The vibe wasn’t too different from, well, a college seminar. About pot. In Garberville. Who’da thunk?

Not county and state officials, at first. “It took them a little bit to get their head wrapped around the fact that we don’t sell cannabis,” says Dodds. “Just the name threw people into, ‘Alright’ [winks] or, ‘Heavens!’” But after slogging through the permitting process, the college now enjoys at least tepid support. It has an open dialogue with the sheriff’s office, says Dodds, and she considers District Attorney Paul Gallegos a “friend of the school.” Of course, there’s always the threat of the federal hammer. “I think Obama is really feeling the pressure,” says Moon of the administration’s recent, harsher anti-drug stance. But she hopes he’ll ease up once re-elected. (Perhaps in anticipation of that, the college has issued the president an honorary degree; it hangs right next to the plush moose head.) Speaking of legality, what’s the protocol on, um, “visual aids”? Dodds says instructors with valid 215 permits can bring in medicine for educational purposes, but students can’t interact with it directly and no one but the person who brought the plant can leave with so much as a leaf. Dodds and Moon have lived in Garberville for five and 22 years, respectively. They acknowledge they’ll never be “locals” in the eyes of some (“we’re both newbies; I’m newbier,” is how Dodds puts it), but they feel like it’s home. Still, why open a school in the heart of the Emerald Triangle if your goal is to be taken seriously by the rest of the country? Didn’t they realize they’d be the butt of a million Harold and Kumar Go To Pot College jokes? Dodds nods like she’s heard the question before. “This is my community. This is the motherland. This is where it happens; this is where it has happened. This is where there’s years of knowledge.” And, she says, despite initial skepticism, growers have begun to share that knowledge and to gain some — be it about organic fertilizer or suffragette Susan B. Anthony. ●

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Plaza Design co-owner Jane Labes was at the former site of her store in Old Town Eureka this morning, supervising as the last couch and shelves were gathered up, and store equipment was loaded into U-Haul vans parked outside. Some of the merchandise is being transferred to her flagship store on Arcata’s Plaza, which is also slated for closure. Labes said she was too busy to talk, and doesn’t know yet when the final sales will be rung up at the remaining Plaza Design store, which has been a landmark in Arcata for years. At the Arcata store today, some people were “pre-shopping” to get ready for eventual markdowns, said Tracy Morgan, one of the store managers. “We’re still kind of in shock,” Morgan said. “We knew something was in the works, but we didn’t know it was going to be so quick.” The store’s departure from Eureka was “very sudden,” said Charlotte McDonald, executive director of Eureka Main Street. “It came as a surprise to all of us and a big disappointment.” ● ENVIRONMENT, FORESTRY / BY RYAN BURNS / FEB. 23, 11:53 A.M.

Forest Protectors Nab Grants Two tracts of local forested land can breathe oxygen-rich sighs of relief today after the state’s Wildlife Conservation Board approved two major grants that will protect their riparian habitats. The City of Arcata received a $650,000 grant to expand the 793-acre Arcata Community Forest by 22 acres. The acquisition will help link the city-managed community forest with the 175-acre Sunny Brae Forest, which Arcata purchased back in 2007. According to the Wildlife Conservation Board, the property and its streams are threatened by degradation from years of intensive logging, subdivision and conversion to residential use. The conservation board says that city stewardship of the land will help a number of threatened species, including the red tree vole, the northern spotted owl, the sharp-shinned hawk and the ring-tailed cat. Next, the board approved a $1,228,750 grant to the Northcoast Regional Land Trust for a conservation easement on 1,622 acres just east of Willow Creek — the town. The property actually contains portions of Willow Creek the creek, along


Steve and Dave’s = Steve and Dave’s The notice outside Steve and Dave’s bar (and formerly BC’s) has had a few of us regulars worried: “Public Notice of Application of Ownership Change,” it says. Does this mean my Monday night pool date is going to go to the dogs? (For the record, my pool sucks.) Was nothing sacred? It’s all good. Steve and Dave are the same Bryan and Kadiver referred to on the notice (Steve Bryan, Dave Kadivar). After nearly five years of managing the bar as a general partnership, they are changing the status to a corporation that they will own and work for. So everything basically stays the same. ● HOLIDAYS, PEOPLE / BY ANDREW GOFF / FEB. 22, 11:12 A.M.

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Going Once Who buys, who wins and who loses at foreclosure auctions By Carrie Peyton Dahlberg


he elevated walkway into Humboldt County’s Courthouse seems suspended in air, one flight of stairs above the homeless, the occupiers and the rumble of Fifth Street traffic. This pale patch of concrete is where hopes disintegrate and homes are lost. Almost every weekday morning, as precisely as if they were figures from a mechanical clock, a man or a woman or both emerge into the wind, the rain or the wan winter sunshine. They hold clipboards or slim binders. They read from a script, with just the slightest variations. If no one listens, they read to the empty air. “How much am I offered and by whom? How much am I offered and by whom? How much am I offered and by whom?” Three times, and it’s done. If no one bids, the house reverts back to the lender. Another home is foreclosed. Sometimes there’s a buyer or two, and the auction takes a few moments longer. Once the lender’s minimum is surpassed, the highest bidder wins a freshly foreclosed lien. Either way, under California law, these public sales must be held before a bank can take back someone’s home or land. These rote recitations of the auctioneers can be the final sound of a property vanishing from one set of hands and landing solidly in another’s.

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courthouse and leans against the blue metal railing, looking toward the dark spire of St. Bernard Catholic Church. He’s a tall, black man, with close-cropped, graying hair partly hidden beneath a camouflage-print baseball cap. Two tiny gold hoops cling to his left ear. Like the other regular auctioneer, he declines to give his full name. Unlike her, he has a perpetual air of being pestered. When the curious walk up with questions, he’s curt. “Are you a buyer?” he asks one man now. “Potentially,” the fellow answers. “There is no potentially,” the auctioneer snaps back. “Are you or aren’t you?” The man isn’t buying. He hasn’t brought the essential ingredient: A cashier’s check for the full amount he’s willing to bid. Two serious would-be buyers wait, their checks at ready. One is a blonde woman in dark blue jeans and a gray jacket, who also declines to give her name. She says she’s a real estate agent, there on behalf of an investor. The other is David Dickinson, the owner of Emerald Coast Homes, Inc. Lean and bearded, Dickinson wears working clothes but carries a big wallet. He’s been buying and selling foreclosed homes for years. He and his rival both have their eye on a well-kept little duplex in McKinleyville. So far, it’s still owned by Alma and Jose Magaña, but their mortgage has gone long unpaid. Dickinson knows the property better than some auction buyers do. He walked up to the family’s door not long before auction day, and introduced himself as the man who would be buying their home.



“He had a schedule in his hands and said this house is on my schedule, and I’m going to buy it,” Jose Magaña recalled later. Magaña is 70, and his brown eyes are steady behind his oversized glasses. His grandson plops on the couch as he talks, snuggles briefly, and then toddles off again. The family is in between auction dates — one postponed, another Two auctioneers conducted all the sales the scheduled — and they Journal observed in January and February. Both waver between hope declined to give their names, but regulars called them Ron and Marian (or Maryanne). Photo by Drew Hyland and resignation. Jose Magaña speaks more English than his wife Alma, but if the contonic dystrophy, a disease that can cause versation veers far from the basics, their muscles to weaken and waste away, and son Joe Magaña translates. His parents are can damage the eyes, the heart and the in Humboldt because of Joe. nervous system. Even now, when strangers The elder Magañas spent most of their come to the door, when loan modification lives in the Imperial Valley. When he was companies prey on them, when, Jose said, just 19, Jose started at the bottom, tend“We think 24 hours about the problem.” ing cattle at a feed yard in Brawley. By For a while, everything around the the time he left 30 years later, he was the Magañas had seemed to flourish. Joe foreman. Jose and Alma became entreopened a second Que Grande truck. He preneurs then, running a sandwich shop, met Lauren Pollock, and they had a son. a drinking water service, a take-and-bake The younger family — now five including pizza business. Their two daughters were Lauren’s two older children — moved into settled nearby, but their only son, Joe, the bigger side of the duplex, and the ellived in Humboldt. Joe worked in restauder Magañas took the one-bedroom side. rants, too, then went out on his own, with But their mortgage was big, $2,600 a a taco truck he called Que Grande. month including taxes and insurance, and “It was really good at the beginning, the Alma hoped they could lower it by workfirst three or four years,” Joe said. Customing with a loan modification company ers loved the chicken tinga burritos. she’d heard about from a friend. Since Mom and dad moved north to cook then, her son said, she has worked with for him, in a commercial kitchen space at least three operations that offered to they rented by the hour. In 2007, Jose help reduce the mortgage, including one took $40,000 saved from a lifetime’s work, that took a payment and vanished, and and put 10 percent down on a brand new another that collected $500 upfront, then duplex at 1417 Gardenbrook St. Joe moved demanded $250 each month and instructinto the smaller unit, with one bedroom ed them not to speak to their lender. and its own one-car garage. His parents The companies are a source of family settled in the compact main house, with strain. They deal with Alma in Spanish, three bedrooms and two baths. and one scolded her after her son tried “The neighborhood is very, very nice to intervene. When the family spoke and quiet,” said Jose. “There are no bad with the Journal, Lauren turned to Joe people around.” The people are his faat one point, her voice edged with vorite thing about the place, even today. despair, and said “a fraudulent company Even now that he has had heart valve has been telling us not to call the bank.” continued on next page surgery, and his son is struggling with myo-

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But, countered Jose in Spanish that Joe paraphrased, so far, we still have the house. One auction was postponed. That company must be helping. Or not. The company the Magañas say they are using now doesn’t have a real estate broker’s license, according to the California Department of Real Estate. Generally, only licensed real estate brokers or attorneys are allowed to renegotiate loans on anyone’s behalf, said department spokesman Tom Pool. On top of that, it’s illegal in California to collect any payment in advance to modify a mortgage, he said. Payment can only be demanded after a loan is successfully modified, said Pool. The Magañas didn’t know that when they started paying. And increasingly, the family has had other distractions. Jose’s heart problems kept him away from work for months, cutting profits when the taco fleet had to drop from two trucks to one. And Joe, only 36, has had to leave work to see specialists in Oregon and San Francisco, trying to combat symptoms that leave him with a jerky walk and overwhelming headaches. In November, fans of Que Grande held a benefit at the Bayside Grange to fund some of these trips. Joe and Lauren had been delaying the next one, to Los Angeles, because they didn’t know if they’d have a home to come back to. They packed a few things, and took others to a thrift store. That’s when David Dickinson came to their door. He didn’t stay long, just chatted on the doorstep for about 15 minutes, Jose said. He told them they would have 30 days after the sale to get out. ”I was a little upset that he came over,” Joe said. “Like, what for? To rub it in our faces?” The Magañas still don’t know if he will one day own their house.

Waiting for each

foreclosure auction to begin is like watching a play. The characters strut up or edge in timidly, with cashier’s checks or with questions, with economic theories or with quiet confessions. The Journal is doing an article on the auctions? Oh no, says one man, more competition. These houses, some of them are just trashed by drug dealers, says

one woman. Making the bid, putting that much cash on the line, is an incredible rush, confides a guy who’s bought a few. We’re here about a sister’s house, one worried couple tells an auctioneer. A stocky woman comes to see if her own place is going to sell. A young couple watches the house they are renting change hands. People with enough nerve and enough cash grab the bargains. In January, two men who built a real estate empire in Modesto snapped up a vacant luxury home in a gated subdivision in Cutten for $308,001. They swiftly put it on the market for $429,000. Dickinson, teaming up with a man he called an old buddy, picked up a little house on Pine Street in Eureka for $45,501, just one dollar over the lender’s minimum bid. That one will be messier — a frail woman, rambling and disbelieving, was living there the day they bought it — but the low price left plenty of room for profit. And here’s the heartbreaking thing — often, lenders are Jose Magaña, left, and his son Joe Magaña ponder now selling these properties their future in the living room of the duplex they for far less than what’s owed. are trying to save. Photo by carrie peyton dahlberg Some houses go for so little that if the people in them could just get a loan, the payments would close to $340,000. If some guardian angel be easy. A $45,501 mortgage, at 4 percent, with good credit could sweep in and help would cost just $217 a month — less than the Magañas get a 4 percent loan for rent, and far less than the former owner $224,700, the monthly mortgage would be was paying on a $200,000 loan. In early $1,073. Even if taxes and insurance added February, Bank of America was ready to another $300 or $400 a month, that’s start the bidding on the Magañas’ duplex much less than the family is paying now. at $224,700, even though the family owes They could afford it.

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above Jose Magaña works inside his son’s Que Grande taco truck while his son sees doctors in Los Angeles. Photo by Drew Hyland

left The Magañas park their Que Grande taco truck outside their McKinleyville duplex. Photo by carrie peyton dahlberg

Little wonder that the few foreclosed homeowners willing to speak with the Journal weren’t terribly angry with the people buying their houses at auction. They were furious with their lenders. Or with the regulators, real estate agents and mortgage brokers who encouraged them to get so overextended. Or with themselves. Bank of America, which became the nation’s biggest loan servicer after it bought Countrywide Financial in 2008, won’t talk about the factors it considers when it sets a minimum bid for foreclosure actions. State law says the starting bid can’t be higher than the amount owed. Sean O’Toole, who founded a website and tracking service called, said that often — but not always — lenders set minimum bids at market price minus their costs, which can include evicting whoever is in the house, fixing the place up and paying an agent to sell it. Other times, though, the starting


Since Jan. 1, 2012, five houses being foreclosed in Humboldt County have sold to third parties SOURCES: JOURNAL RESEARCH; FORECLOSURERADAR.COM

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bids seem inexplicable, tangled in bureaucracy or in old agreements made with investors who bought mortgage-backed securities before housing imploded. In Humboldt, as in much of California, most “auctioned” houses attract no bidders at all, and become property of the lender. In 2011 in Humboldt County, lenders took back 307 of the properties they foreclosed, and sold only 15 to other bidders, according to ForeclosureRadar. (Another 242 scheduled auctions were canceled because lender and homeowner resolved their differences, through a short sale, a loan modification or other arrangements.) The handful of successful bidders must be patient. Auctions are postponed again and again as homeowners scramble to salvage what they can. Some homes linger in foreclosure limbo for a year. In January and February, when the Journal attended dozens of auctions, there were just two auctioneers: The tall man in the camouflage hat who regulars call Ron, and a round, cheerful woman who people call Marian or Maryanne, with cascading curls and a kindly, lined face. They are contractors, juggling phone calls and noting last-minute bid amounts or postponements from the firms that hire them. They won’t talk for the record about their jobs. Pat Grace, who is now chief title officer for Fidelity National Title in Eureka, knows and sympathizes with both of them. Grace used to conduct auctions himself, for a company affiliated with Fidelity, in his office lobby in Eureka. That stopped after a homeowner’s threat,

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air, near the spot where Ron and Marian read their scripts, Winning Date the morning sun casts long Buyer Bid Auctioned shadows, bars of darkness David Dickinson’s from the metal railings that $185,000.00 Jan. 11 Emerald Coast Homes line the passageway. A sign warns, “No camping, lodging, $273,601.00 Jan. 12 Jamke sleeping or laying.” The sign went up in January to fend $308,001.00 Jan. 17 Jamke off the Occupy protesters, a crowd so motley that it’s unEmerald Coast Homes $45,501.00 Feb. 6 clear whether the sign maker and Craig Lighty confused “lay” with “lie,” or Victor L. and $309,565.00 Feb. 10 truly felt the need to prohibit Linda M. Stratman. fornication. At auction time, this spare island of elevated concrete Grace said, and he doesn’t miss the work. is also where hopes are born and homes “It’s not like you’re doing anything are found. wrong, but it’s not pleasant,” Grace reChet Edeline of Shelter Cove built called in a phone conversation. “It reminds his own house on land he bought at a me of the opening chapter of The Grapes foreclosure auction. He’s picked up a of Wrath. This great big giant impersonal handful of other foreclosed homes since, entity is displacing these people. … I just fixing them up and reselling them. He went back to read that and I thought ‘Oh transforms neglected homes, Edeline said, crap, that’s me.’ … At the same time, if I “from something that’s been a blight on don’t do it, someone will.” the neighborhood to something that is At least one title company here still way upgraded.” And each time, the econholds a few auctions, but in Humboldt omy gets a boost. “When we buy a house, County today, almost all are held just people get jobs — plumbers, electricians, outside the courthouse, at 825 Fifth St. in carpenters and suppliers.” Eureka, starting at 10, 10:30 or 11 a.m. Go to O’Toole of ForeclosureRadar, who has even a few, and it doesn’t take long to see invested at foreclosure auctions himself, peculiar things. For example, when two posaid auction buyers provide a service, and tential rivals agree to bid together instead they deserve to make money for it. “No of against each other, is that a legitimate first-time homebuyer is going to walk up business partnership or an agreement to to the courthouse steps with $100,000 or artificially depress the sale price? (Else$200,000,” O’Toole said, to buy a house where in California, the Justice Department with no title insurance and no home has charged some auction buyers with inspection. Auction buyers put distressed colluding to restrain competition by agreehouses back in circulation. “Even if you ing not to bid against each other.) When want to say these people are vultures, the Dickinson tells the renters in a house he fact is vultures provide a pretty important just bought that their lease is void, is that service in the ecosystem.” deliberate tactic, or is he just unaware of And sometimes, auction buyers aren’t the 2009 federal law that says foreclosure landlords or investors or home flippers. buyers generally must honor valid leases? Some are just house hunters looking at Asked directly one day if simply he didn’t every option they can find. know about the law protecting renters, Standing close together on a February Dickinson initially declined to comment. morning, Victor and Linda Stratman show He spat out one word, “Presstitute!” and their check to Marian, the friendlier of the turned away. A couple of weeks later, he two auctioneers. warmed a bit. “I may have been mistaken” They married recently, a late marriage about that law, he said. It wasn’t relevant of gray hair and a lifetime’s assets. They anyway, Dickinson said, because he gave have managed to come up with more than the renters some cash and they moved out. $300,000 to enter the competition for a

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cream-colored house in McKinleyville, one with daffodils and lobelia blooming along a stately entryway, not far from oceanfront homes beside the Hammond Trial. The couple began attending auctions last year. “It’s the only option right now,” Linda had said a few weeks earlier, last time they checked on the fate of a different house that had caught their eye. “There’s nothing on the market we’re interested in.” The Stratmans have been looking for months for a one-story home, and only McKinleyville will do. They’ve watched postponement after postponement. One house they liked was delayed for five months. Now they’re hoping for another. They’ve seen the home at 2950 Springer Ave. before, according to Ruth Hooper, who lives there. Their agent brought them through when Hooper was still trying to placate her bank by doing a short sale. Hooper bought the house back in 2007, after she wearied of Southern California’s traffic, wound down a career managing a dental office, and decided to settle in Humboldt. “The realtor showed me this house first and I said, ‘No, no, no that’s not anything I wanted.’ I wanted a little small house, a cottage. She took me around and showed me different areas. Then she came back to this.” Hooper’s agent hooked her up with a mortgage broker, who told her


as a caregiver to keep up on mortgage payments. She looked for roommates. Her savings were going fast. Hooper was in Southern California, on a family visit extended by illness, when she finally lost the house. It was Feb. 10, and Victor Stratman stood outside the courthouse in Eureka, clutching a Fed Ex envelope and huddling with the auctioneer. “I don’t know what you need to see,” he said. Marian peeked at his paperwork, then reassured him, “That’s all.” She stood and read out the script, the parcel number, the warning that the sale was made without covenant or warranty, and the bid amount: $309,564.91. Victor stepped forward, and boomed “Victor L. Stratman. I offer $309,565.”


that if she put $100,000-plus down from her retirement savings, she could qualify for a $417,000 mortgage — even though Hooper only got around $1,200 a month from Social Security. She could pay the $2,389 monthly mortgage out of retirement savings at first, the broker told her.

And later, she could refinance. But when Hooper tried to refinance, the market had changed. The broker couldn’t help her. “I know it’s not all their fault, because I could have said no, but I was kind of misled a lot,” Hooper said. She began working

Humboldt County Humboldt Foreclosure County ForeclosureOutcomes Outcomes

After a lender or the lender’s agent files a notice of trustee sale, there are only three possible outcomes. SOURCE: FORECLOSURERADAR.COM SOURCE: FORECLOSURERADAR.COM

First, the sale can be canceled for reasons that include a successful loan modification, a short sale, a filing error or a legal requirement to re-file the notice after repeated postponements. Alternatively, if the property is taken to sale, there are two remaining outcomes after the bank places the opening bid. If a third party, typically an investor, bids more than the bank's opening bid, the property will be sold to third party. If not, it will go back to the bank and become part of that bank's REO (or "real estate owned") inventory.

Cancellations 40 Prior Month 7.69% Prior Year –39.13% Back to Bank (REO) Prior Month –3.70% Prior Year –29.73% 20 Sold to 3rd Party Prior Month –25.00% Prior Year 0.00% Number of Houses:

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March 2011

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June 2011

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home & garden Going once. Going twice. No one else said anything. No one even looked interested, except the auctioneer, a real estate agent who seemed to know the Stratmans, and a reporter. “It has now been sold. It’s yours. You David can’t change now,” Dickinson Marian said, and bought this McKinleyville smiled. The Strathome that mans kissed. was leased Later, Hooper to Kacey said, “I’m not Chunn and particularly mad at Holly Riedel them. They were just (right). Chunn and Riedel say working the system the man who like everyone else.” bought the Her anger is house they’d aimed elsewhere. been renting The banks. The polioffered them ticians who decided $3,000 to everyone ought to leave in 30 days. own a home, no Photos by carrie matter how little peyton dahlberg money they had. The people who encouraged her to get in so far over her head. “My realtor got her commission. My mortgage lady got her commission. They wiped out all my money and then I lost the house. I don’t know how they can sleep at night.” She’s thinking about staying in her camper for awhile, somewhere in Southern California, closer to her daughter and granddaughter. She’s never done that before, but “it’s better than a shopping cart.” Last week, Hooper was packing boxes. The Stratmans had mailed her an eviction notice and tacked another on her door. She had hoped they would give her a little time to get organized and move, and maybe help with that “cash for keys” she’s heard people talk about. She had hoped they would be patient with her. She even hoped they knew they were lucky to have that much cash. “I just feel like such a failure,” Hooper said. “You feel like a failure that you were taken like this.” The Stratmans, after initially giving the Journal a brief interview, didn’t want to talk about their new home any more.

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David Dickinson strides

into the county courthouse as if he owns it — and if it were going for a good enough price, he’d probably bid. He reeks self-assurance. One morning, outside the courthouse, he grinned and slipped a

Emerald Coast Homes pocket knife into an incorporated in 2003, and auctioneer’s pocket, has since bought at least 15 so that he could race homes at foreclosure aucinside and get past tions, including a flurry in the security check2009. Most recently, in early point to swiftly check February, the company sold some documents. At a home on Starlund Court winter auctions, Dickin Cutten for $235,000 just inson favors jeans, four months after buying it work boots, a black at auction for $180,101. Under knit cap and somehis own name, Dickinson times dark glasses. owns property in Kneeland, Kacey Chunn and where his business is based. Holly Riedel first met Besides lacking familiarity him on Jan. 11, when with the 2009 federal law the house they were protecting most renters in leasing at 1321 Silforeclosed homes, Dickinson verado Ave. in McKin- Investment partners from Modesto are offering to sell this luxury may have other issues. His leyville went up for home in Cutten for $120,000 more than they paid at auction. Photo by carrie peyton dahlberg spontaneous agreement to auction. They had join forces with a potential come home three soon after the sale and arranged to walk competitor on another property could run days before Christmas to find a threethrough the house. afoul of the protections for lenders who page notice, full of legal-speak, posted “He kind of came across as a big scary sell homes at auction. on the red front door of their tidy green biker kind of guy,” said Chunn. “So I had home. The young couple from Michigan Elsewhere in California, the federal some friends come over.” It turns out Dickattended the sale to see what was going Department of Justice has gone after inson just chatted with the friends about to happen next. schemes that artificially hold down prices motorcycles and talked about his work. The auctioneer started the bidding at at foreclosure auctions, charging some in“He made it sound like an appealing $182,727.06, and Dickinson went 94 cents vestors with bid rigging. It’s a complicated business to get into,” Chunn said, telling higher — $182,728. area of the law, but the concern is basithem that the house he just bought for A dark-haired woman, the same one cally this: competitors who agree not to $185,000 ought to go swiftly for $230,000 who later bid for Jamke, made it $183,000. compete artificially hold down prices, and or so. “That’s fairly lucrative if you do two The auctioneer called her Suzy. so get better deals than the free market or three of those a year.” It was over in moments, the bids called would provide. During that visit, Dickinson was “real out in steady voices that never raised. Here’s what happened with Dickinson understanding, real friendly,” Chunn David: $183,500. Suzy: $184,000. David: and another would-be bidder outside recalled. “He was just basically trying to $185,000. “He can have it,” Suzy said to the courthouse before a Feb. 6 auction. assess the cost of what work it’s going to the auctioneer. Dickinson crowed. He had The other bidder, a guy in tan shorts and take to make the house salable. … And the guessed at her maximum, he told Suzy. “I a blue T-shirt on the unusually warm day, cash for keys thing, it’s better than a kick knew if you stepped on it, you couldn’t walked up to Ron, the auctioneer handling in the butt.” go over.” 3545 Pine St. in Eureka. “Are you bidding?” The couple would get $3,000 if they His tenants walked up hesitantly and Ron asked. “Yeah,” the man said. “Do you left within a month, and less if they took introduced themselves. have funds?” The man huddled with Ron. longer. That would, at least, replace the “We have a lease,” Chunn told DickinSoon after, Dickinson and the fellow who $2,750 security deposit they’d given the son. said he had planned to bid began talklast owner. “The lease is void,” Dickinson told ing. Ron may also have seen Dickinson’s They suspected they might have had them. “You have a lease with someone check, because when the Pine Street rights to something more, but they didn’t who doesn’t own the property.” He told auction began, Ron didn’t ask Dickinson want to make trouble for anyone, Chunn them he isn’t in the landlord business. for any additional proof of funds. Instead, said later. They moved. He said they can offer to buy the house, Dickinson spoke up: “Ron, we decided to Dickinson doesn’t like to talk much or they can take some cash in exchange partner up.”  The two, he told the auctionabout his work. 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$45,501, and won it. No one else bid. His old-time buddy turned to Dickinson afterward and said, “I’ll get you a check for half.” It can be easy for buyers who see each other regularly at foreclosure auctions to stumble into what regulators might consider collusion, without realizing they’re doing anything illegal, according to Jon Goodman, a Colorado attorney who specializes in real estate law and has looked at bid-rigging cases. “It doesn’t occur to them that there is anything wrong with it or anyone hurt by it. It just feels gentlemanly,” he said. “In California, the victims are institutional lenders.” As for the Feb. 6 episode, “it smells like it’s collusive,” Goodman said after agreeing to assess the facts for the Journal. “It smells like it’s a desire to reduce competition, but depending on details I don’t know, it might be legal.” Competitors can collaborate legitimately for a wide range of reasons, including to spread risk, to bring different kinds of expertise to a deal, or to buy something that neither could afford alone. However, Goodman said, “In a case where they both show up with enough money, it’s especially hard to make the case that it’s not collusive.” For his part, Dickinson said, bidders team up “many, many times,” for many reasons, such as pooling resources. Bank of America, the foreclosing lender on this house, declined to comment. Inside the Pine Street home is a tiny woman named Elaine Hermann. She doesn’t top 5 feet, her arms are stick-thin, and her toes peek through pink-and-purple flowered slippers as she shuffles across a floor strewn with spilled dog food. The

house is in the name of her son, Christopher Roode, who bought it to live there with her, but who left ages ago and later stopped paying the mortgage. That is about all that Roode and Hermann agree on. They had a falling out so severe that when Dickinson and his buddy came to tell Hermann they now owned the house, she thought her son was playing a Elaine Hermann in the house trick. When the Journal told her son bought, then lost to foreclosure. right hermann her about the auction, she clutches a box of seed burst into a peel of “no”s. packets, and talks about the “They can’t have sold my garden she had hoped to house,” she said, bent partly plant this spring. Her house at the waist, teetering as a on Pine Street in Eureka sold few steps took her the entire at auction for $45,501. Photos by bob doran length of her living room. “No, no, no, no, no, no, no. the Journal called Bank of America asking I’m not going. This is my home. … I’ll pull about the loan, the family heard directly a gun.” from the bank. A Spanish-speaking bank She has a gun, she said, but the person representative phoned, asked some queswho gave it to her refused to give her tions and answered others. Soon, the any bullets. That doesn’t matter to her. family was told, the next auction would “Here in Eureka, you pull a gun, they’ll be pushed back further, until March 2 — shoot you dead.” enough time for Joe to see doctors in Los Angeles. Not long after that, the bank ofhas his sights fered the Magañas a trial loan modification. on the Magaña duplex, home to seven Even Dickinson says he is rooting for people spanning three generations. them. So far its auction has been postponed If they can pay a smaller mortgage at least twice. Alma Magaña, overfor the next three months, and if their whelmed with her son’s illness and the finances don’t change, their first mortgage constant uncertainty, sometimes is too will be permanently modified. If they miss stressed to deal with one more round of those payments, they’ll be right back on paperwork, one more set of questions. track for a foreclosure auction. In early February, within hours after

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The first modified payment is due March 1. The duplex is scheduled for auction March 2. That auction will be postponed if the Magañas pay on time, said Bank of America spokeswoman Jumana Bauwens. If not, Dickinson or others like him will be waiting. In late February, Jose Magaña was running the Que Grande truck at its usual spot, outside the Ace Hardware in McKinleyville, while his son was getting treatment in LA. The elder Magaña was still thinking about that doorstep encounter, when Dickinson announced he’d soon own their home. “I can buy it, easy,” Jose remembers Dickinson saying. Easy. l • North Coast Journal • Thursday, March 1, 2012


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lipping out the back door of the Alibi way past midnight on a Saturday, my stomach growling for food, I was dreading the probable line at Don’s Donuts. There would be famished teens, street people and halfdrunk bar patrons waiting to order SE Asian sandwiches, pizza slices or classic sugarbomb donuts. But right down the alley, behind another bar, another option presented itself: Taqueria La Barca, a mobile taco/ burrito joint clad in shiny quilted stainless steel, was serving up after-hours Mexican food, and I figured a lengua (beef tongue) or maybe an adobada (marinated pork) taco just might hit the spot. There was actually a line there too, but not too long. I placed my order (out of lengua so adobada it was), grabbed a mango Jarritos and sat down to wait. Dreadlocked reggae DJ Red Rasta, behind me in line, joined me and we got to talking about his street food dream: He wants to get a truck and sell Jamaican-style meat patties

(with some requisite veggie option), but he figures he’ll need at least 20 grand to get going. He’d just signed up for this year’s Economic Fuel contest and was getting ready to shift into business plan mode in hopes of following in the footsteps of Agogo, an E-Fuel winner from a few years back that got $25K for its mobile vegetarian sushi truck start-up. (The truck is gone, but Agogo packaged sushi is sold in several grocery stores.) After polishing off my taco and depositing my empty in a recycling bin, I headed off into the night. Of course La Barca is just one of maybe a half dozen mobile Mexican eateries, along with a growing number of other trucks and carts, that are part of the Arcata street food world. We don’t hold a candle to thriving scenes like Portland, street food heaven, where amazing pods have taken root in every part of town, but in recent weeks the local options have been growing quickly. The newest addition: a little cart called continued on next page • North Coast Journal • Thursday, march 1, 2012


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Fritanga Nica Tamales that’s set up, for now, in front of Revolution Bicycle Repair on G Street in Arcata. Proprietor/cook/vendor Alba Lopez, originally from Nicaragua, explained that fritanga essentially translates as street food in Central American slang. “You can find everything on the street — all homemade food,” she added. Her cart offers a simple, very limited menu: just homemade “Caribbean style” tamales and cold drinks. “This is a recipe I have been doing in my family,” Alba explained. “I learned it from my grandma; my grandma from her grandma. It’s indigenous food from the Indians from Central America. It’s banana leaves they find in the jungle, and corn — corn masa — and the wild pork. They just wrap it all up. It’s an old, old recipe from my ancestors.” The dark green bundles tied in colorcoded ribbons — pink for pork, yellow for chicken — come plump and steamy hot from the cart. A woman with a knit cap sat on the curb eating her tofu tamale, using the unfurled banana leaf as a plate. I took home a pair and reheated them in the microwave (probably sacrilegious). The pork tamale was the best: The juices, held in by the leaf, merged with the masa and bits of potato making everything savory and delicious through and through. The white meat chicken didn’t work quite as well, but it was tasty too. I’ll be back. The other new addition to the Arcata cart world is what I’m hoping is a pod in the making, a pair of trucks that were operating in Eureka until recently, but relocated to the former used car lot at Seventh and I streets, right down the street from the Alma’s taco truck and the bright yellow Indian food truck, Naan of the Above. I first encountered Izzy Elidrissi, the Libyan owner of the Pita Grill Mediterranean Cuisine truck, last summer when he was set up in a lot across from Eureka Natural Foods on Broadway. I stopped there whenever I was in that part of town and worked my way through most of his menu: classic gyros with tzatziki (cucumber yogurt sauce) and tahini, vegetarian falafels made from spicy fried garbanzo balls, and my favorite, kofta kababs of Persian-style ground meat combining beef and lamb. Each one is a meal in itself, but to make a more varied dinner I get his combo plate: warm triangles of pita with baba ghannoui (garlicy roasted eggplant spread) and hummus in addition to tzatziki and tahini. And, of course, a square of baklava for dessert. Needless to say, I was thrilled to learn he was moving his cart to Arcata, where he’d be closer at hand. His restaurant background? “I used to manage Burger Kings in the Bay Area, years ago,” he said with a shake of his head and a big smile. After climbing the corporate food chain until he was managing three BK operations, he quit. “Since working there, I never

eat fast food myself,” he said. His Arcata relocation plan involved a second Eureka food truck, The Trailer, a burger, hot dog, Philly cheese steak operation that, pre-move, was on the opposite side of Broadway. Like Izzy, owner/operator Jon Mathers came out of the BK fast food world. Jon was a Burger King franchise district manager locally in the ‘80s, then went overseas, operating 65 BKs in New Zealand. “I opened the first Burger King in Taiwan, and the first one in Bangkok, Thailand,” he said. “I came up here to retire,” Mathers said, “but the economy wasn’t good to me,” so he returned to burgers and fries, but with a twist. “We Appreciate Your Patience — It’s not fast food — You’ll taste the difference,” says a wooden sign on the truck. “It’s not fast food, it’s better,” he said. “I use Humboldt grassfed beef for the hamburgers — buy it local — I get whatever I can that’s local. It’s burgers and hot dogs basically. I also have the Philly Cheese and some awesome chicken, thin-sliced, marinated and grilled.” (He calls it Philly chicken.) “A lot of pride goes into putting out something good — good food. It makes my day whenever someone comes back and says that was really good, so you see the same faces.” After trying a few locations in Eureka — and not getting enough regular business — he figured Arcata might work better. “The trailers and the trucks seem to be readily accepted here,” he said. “And the only non-Mexican one here was the Indian. The Mexican restaurants do an extremely good job at what they’re doing, but we offer something different. I have the American food; Izzy has the Mediterranean. They’re different enough. I think it will work.” Judging from a recent visit to the minipod, the combo seems symbiotic. A young woman with blue hair (and what she called “a list of allergies”) ordered a falafel with dressing on the side while her boyfriend opted for a burger — and baklava from Izzy. Both got what they wanted — and my kofta kabab was great. Fritanga Nica Tamales is open 10 a.m.- 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday in front of Revolution Bicycle Repair, 1360 G St. Arcata. Call Alba at 561-309-8261. Pita Grill is open Monday-Thursday 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday and Saturdays 11 a.m.-11 p.m. in the parking lot at Seventh and I streets in Arcata. Phone orders at 707502-8535. The Trailer is open 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday – Saturday. And, Mathers adds, “As the weather gets better we’ll be open longer.” Call ahead at 499-7146. l The Journal wants to open up its food (and arts) pages to a wider range of voices. If you would like to write for TableTalk, please email

All in Your Mind

Mind’s Eye Manufactory and the paintings of Andrei Hedstrom By Bob Doran


he late Hobart Brown would undoubtedly approve. The upstairs bedrooms in the Ferndale Victorian that one housed his Hobart Galleries, along with his studio and living quarters, are once again full of art — the walls hung with paintings and more in progress on easels. The gallery space downstairs currently features bronze sculptures by the long-established Ferndale artist Jack Mays. Behind that is a woodworking shop where a young luthier shares space with a boat builder (who also owns the building). This maelstrom of creative energy is a relatively new Ferndale enterprise known as Mind’s Eye Manufactory. On a recent Wednesday night a group of painters, musicians and other arty types assembled for an intimate gathering that was part group critique, part jam session, part Sangriafueled cocktail party. In what was once Hobart’s bedroom, bearded painter Andrei Hedstrom was at work adding bright splashes of oils to a large painting that almost fills one wall. An even larger painting, as tall as the artist and 15 feet long, filled with columns of patterns and decorative figures reminiscent of Gustav Klimt, rested against the wall behind him. Other pieces of varying sizes filled the corners, with still more in the hallway. A boombox in the corner was connected to an iPad; tunes by Django Reinhardt’s Hot Club of Paris provided a background. Another connected bedroom was chockablock with work by Fortuna painter Sonny Wong, another Mind’s Eye associate, along with other artists. While he seemed totally relaxed, Hedstrom was


working with a deadline: This weekend he opens Marc’s father, Lowell Daniels, had purchased a one-man show at Piante Gallery in Eureka titled Hobart’s place in a trustee sale (see Journal cover “UPlift.” His energy is currently focused on painting story “Hobart’s Children,” Jan. 22, 2009) and Marc, (and preparing for his show), but Hedstrom still has a contractor, bought the building from his dad and a day job: He’s founder and CEO of SweetRush, a began fixing it up. “Marc had this dream of a place decade-old company that does workforce perforwhere a bunch of makers would come together mance analysis and training for corporate clients and collaborate and cross-pollinate,” Hedstrom all over the world. When the recession hit hard a explained. few years ago, his company downsized and ended Around this point in our conversation Daniels up closing its San Francisco offices, not a difficult showed up and offered a guided tour of Mind’s Eye thing since a lot of its work was already done via Manufactory. “Things are unfolding in an amazing telecommuting. Andrei and his wife were looking organic way around here,” he said as we headed for a less urban environment to raise their young downstairs. daughter — Humboldt County seemed to fit the Fixing up the seriously tattered Victorian is a bill. He found an “epic place” for sale in Ferndale, formidable task, but clearly a labor of love. Built and moved on up. in 1896 and formerly known as the Hart Building, Hedstrom hasn’t had a lot of formal art trainit had fallen into disrepair. Starting with a new ing, but it’s been a lifelong passion, and an outlet. roof, Daniels is just getting going on restora“As soon as the recession hit I instinctively flew tion. “It’s pure passion all the way,” he said as he back into painting,” he recalled. began a quick history of the Mind’s Eye A RTS He rented a studio space in the City and project. Since the mid-’80s Daniels has ALIVE! got back into oils. “That was the onramp been obsessed with building cedar-framed NEXT PAGE to here, making a shift toward the art life, canoes in the style of the Aleuts people picking up speed,” he said, adding, “I have of Alaska. He figured out how to do it by to say the art community here is so much more reverse engineering and ended up being invited accessible than around San Francisco.” While the by Native people in Alaska to teach them this competitive urban scene demanded focus on forgotten art. The result was True North Boats. The production, Hedstrom longed to “just meditate Hart building would become his workshop, but he with color. And coming here, people are more in also wanted creative energy around him, so he and that mindset.” his wife Leah put out a call for artisans in search of He knew the Ferndale artist Emily Silver — she workspace. was among those who welcomed him to town. That led them to young luthier Jiordi Rosales, Silver suggested assembling an art critique group. who moved up from Petaluma bringing a couple of One thing led to another, and he met Marc Daniels, friends, Casey Brazfield and Peter Tatum. Rosales the guy whose boat building shop is downstairs. started crafting guitars in the woodshop; he and

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his friends moved in upstairs and are helping with renovations. Daniels also connected with Hedstrom. To put it simply, “Andrei and Sonny Wong were looking for a place to paint.” He provided that space, and a new wave of energy came into the Mind’s Eye. Back upstairs, a music session was well under way in the hall, with Rosales switching between a just-finished Django-esque guitar and a cello, and other locals jamming on keyboards, mandolin and hand drums. Hedstrom had resumed work on a vibrant abstracted bar/ cafe scene very, very loosely based on Édouard Manet’s classic painting “A Bar at the Folies-Bergère.” He explained that another piece, a deep-blue “still life,” was “inspired” by a Morris Graves’ painting, “Winter Bouquet” — a hint at vases with flowers is the only correspondence. He said another piece pays homage to one of the panels from “Garden of Earthly Delights,” by Hieronymus Bosch, but again the resemblance is distant. My second look at the long bright piece that dominates the room, “Forest Meditation” — with the title in mind — made me rethink the imagery. Trees. Of course. “I had it in my head that I wanted to do a big piece with trees,” Hedstrom explained. “When I moved up here, I started going to this redwood grove, but you know the redwood ecosystem is really simple, mostly just these big trees.” He’d also spent time in the Costa Rican rainforest and that informed the painting too — not that it looks like a realistic landscape, at all. “I like the objects, making them different scales, they could be an amoeba, or a flower, or the sun. The trees were great for that — I could treat each one as its own individual entity, play with different treatments, play with the color in different ways.” That playfulness with color and content is the key to all of his work, moving it beyond homage into a world of its own. Andrei Hedstrom’s show, UPlift, runs through March 31 at Piante Gallery, 620 Second St. in Eureka. There will be an elaborate opening reception for Arts Alive! March 2, with Mind’s Eye musicians, and an electric balloon arch created by Jeff Sanchez of North Gate Manufacturing (and Mind’s Eye). Learn more about Mind’s Eye at ● The Journal wants to open up its arts (and food) pages to a wider range of voices. If you would like to write for ArtBeat, please email • NORTH COAST JOURNAL • THURSDAY, MARCH 1, 2012


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3a. EUREKA THEATER 618 F St. The Vagina Monologues. 3b. ANNEX 39 608 F St. 3c. PAUL’S LIVE FROM NEW YORK PIZZA 604 F St. 4. REDWOOD ART ASSOCIATION 603 F St. Humboldt Photography Exhibition. 5. DALIANES 522 F St. Patty Holbrook, Carol Lauer, Jean Hawkins, The Artist3; John David Young Trio. 6. F STREET FOTO GALLERY 527 F St. Arcata Art Institute Media Arts, photographs. 6a. THE LOCAL 517 F St. 7. SACRED PALACE BOUTIQUE - BIKRAM YOGA 516 Fifth St. Reba, acrylic paintings. 8. HUMBOLDT COUNTY ASSOCIATION OF GOVERNMENTS 611 I St. Melvin Schuler, 4 Panel Mural; 14x4 75-year-old all clear all old growth slab, likely cut with double circular saws. 9. HOBART GALLERIES/ KINETIC SCULPTURE RACE MUSEUM 437 F St. Curtis Otto, oil paintings; Kym Kemp and Sharon Letts, photographs; 420 Quilt project. Music by St John’s Bossanova Baby.


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William Gibson is the first-generation cyberpunk fictionist (Neuromancer, “Johnny Mnemonic”) who coined the term “cyberspace” in a short story, first used “the matrix” to describe the web, and is credited with inventing the concept of virtual sex, all before any of this was realizable and a decade or so before he even had a computer or an email address. This is a collection of his nonfiction pieces: short articles for big and little magazines, book prefaces and talks. At least one article (his 1993 portrait of Singapore for Wired magazine titled “Disneyland With the Death Penalty”) is pretty famous, but since the newest piece is from 2008 (though there are brief contemporary notes added), they say more about their time than the future. But Gibson doesn’t believe in the future. “The Future, capital-F, be it crystalline city on the hill or radioactive postnuclear wasteland, is gone. Ahead of us, there is merely … more stuff.” Gibson is an American baby boomer who has lived in Canada since the ’60s. That’s my generation, and we’re used to finding the Future in science fiction (even though, as Gibson rightly says, sci-fi is mostly about the present, unless it’s about the past). Gibson is undoubtedly perceptive and provocative on many subjects, including the relationship of technology to culture, from the most powerful interests to ordinary life. But the technological web requires a stable infrastructure and lots of electricity. The now inevitable climate crisis future calls those preconditions into question. Ahead of us there may be more than merely … less stuff. Gibson makes a lot of sense about one aspect of the future, though: the prospects for humans becoming machines. On the one hand, he sensibly asserts that “our hardware is likely to turn into something like us a lot faster than we are likely to turn into something like our hardware.” On the other hand, he suggests that we are already the Borg, and have been since at least the advent of television. He also has a fascinating take on why Japan is still the future (“more stuff”). Cumulatively, these pieces add fascinating historical context (from the 19th century through the TV age) to our sudden Internet/iPhone revolution. They also testify to the perceptive powers of the imagination, inherent in storytelling. Otherwise, this is an entertaining and enlightening book in the ways that the best collections of its kind are: It provides texture to the writer’s worlds on the page (and screen), it takes us places we’ll never get to, and it shows us features of familiar places we missed. It suggests stuff we might want to check out, like Greg Girard’s photos, or a 1940 film serial called The Mysterious Dr. Satan. And it’s fun to read.  — William Kowinski

cd Old Ideas By Leonard Cohen - Sony

The title for Leonard Cohen’s new album, Old Ideas, was the original title for Cohen’s previous studio album, 2004’s Dear Heather. As opposed to the bare production (and cheesy keyboard arrangements) that dominated Dear Heather, Old Ideas is fitted with a sharper suit — acoustic guitars, drum, bass, organ — that elegantly adorn Cohen’s intimate voice and his chorus of female backing vocalists. The foundations for a number of songs on Old Ideas are varied spirituals (gospel, hymnal, etc.) and, after a closer listening to his lyrics, it’s difficult not to see the songs as an unorthodox sermon. Welcome to the Church of Cohen. One doesn’t expect upbeat, chirpy love songs when approaching the music of the 77-year-old singer/songwriter, whose reputation as a poet, a lover, a spiritual wanderer and a Zen Buddhist monk is embedded in his work. On the cover of Old Ideas Cohen is seated on the front lawn of his South Central LA home, looking either like a 1950s gumshoe detective or a fashionable undertaker. In a way, he’s both. “I love to talk to Leonard. He’s a lazy bastard living in a suit,” croons Cohen, in his low timbre in the opening cut, “Going Home.” Therein lies Cohen’s humor, treating a self-examination through a bemused narrator, looking at the artifice of his persona. Simultaneously he recognizes his own willingness to let that artifice entirely fall away. Blanketed in a hymnal arrangement, Cohen also suggests that “going home” is a phrase for approaching death. Therein lies Cohen’s poetic brilliance. Songs such as “Show Me the Place” (“show me the place where the suffering began”) and “Come Healing” (“come healing the body … the mind … the spirit … the limb”) also share spiritual-esque frameworks that focus on desire and healing, executed with Cohen’s trademark somber tone. An unexpected “Amen” evokes a ’30s Brecht/ Weill cabaret feel, creating a melancholic way of saying, “wake up and smell the coffee.” “Tell me again when I’m clean and sober,” Cohen requests. “Tell me again when I’ve seen through the horror. Tell me you love me again.” Is the narrator speaking to a specific person or something larger — like humanity (and the future thereof)? Edging toward the latter, songs such as the lounge-atmospheric “Anyhow” subtly address a larger theme (in that case, Mother Earth). Cohen pleads, “I know you have to hate me, but could you hate me less? I used up all my chances … could you cut me some more slack?” Forced out of retirement after losing his earnings to a thieving manager, Cohen’s recent experience on an extended tour seem to have been a good influence on Old Ideas, with various members of his touring band incorporated in the mix. Through his eloquence, humor and simple, crafted, didactic-free language, Cohen delivers his most accessible and satisfying work in decades. Amen, baby, amen.  — Mark Shikuma




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On Their Way

Blitzen Trapper and The Parson Red Heads, plus TacocaT, Slugabed, AQ and The Flecktones Blitzen Trapper


ans of folky indie rock know the work of Portland’s Blitzen Trapper, especially since the band’s cool breakthrough album from a few years back, Furr. Perhaps you heard BT play “Might Find It Cheap” earlier this winter on Letterman. American Goldwing from 2011 is the latest disc, another neo-classic collection of folk rock songs about love, loss and sometimes drinking. Like just about every band on the planet, B-Trapper’s heading down to Austin for SxSW, gigging along the way, in this case with fellow Portlanders The Parson Red Heads. The ginger neo-psyche-folk quartet recently achieved a pinnacle of online indie hipness: a Daytrotter session, as well as the ultimate (unrelated) über-hip Portland rite of passage: an appearance on the IFC series Portlandia. If you’ve seen the series you’ll remember the first season opening song, “Dream of the ‘90s” (“…is alive in Portland”); season two includes a spoof/takeoff, “Dream of the 1890s,” with Fred Armisen in a big beard explaining how the Victorian dream lives on in mutton chops, artisanal baking, etc. and singing along with P-Red Heads dressed as a barber shop quartet. First date on the Blitzen/Red Heads West Coast tour is the Sunday show at Humboldt Brews. Also on the way to SxSW, Seattle’s grrrlfronted palindromic pop-punk quartet TacocaT, whose new 7-inch EP, Take Me to Your Dealer, includes a tune, “Volcano,” rumored to be in contention for one of High Times Magazine‘s prestigious Doobie Awards. You’ll find the foursome at the Shanty on Sunday night, sharing the bill with local “girl group gone to space” The Monster Women. World Famous Productions continues its rep for cutting edge electronica with a Saturday show at the Arcata Theatre Lounge featuring local fave Danny Corn down from Portland, Salva, up from S.F. and local producer Cacao with headliner Greg Feldwick, aka Slugabed, a rising star on the London scene, over here on his first ever American tour. As he put it via Twitter, he’s “set to

By Bob Doran invade some countries and kill people,” adding, “It’s just whether I can get away with it or not.” WFP describes him as exploring the “outermost reaches of dubstep, hip hop and beyond,” but I don’t hear much dubstep or hip hop in his soon-to-be-released Ninja Tune package Time Team. There is plenty of “beyond” however, with some truly awesome electronic excursions into the unknown. Local blues jammers Children of the Sun seem to be on a mission to open for or play alongside every band possible, spanning multiple genres. Friday the Sun Kids join forces with The Absynth Quintet for a show at the Jambalaya, AQ’s first since New Year’s Eve. Humboldt’s finest “kinetic gypsy jamgrass” band just got some good news: AQ is on the schedule for this year’s Strawberry Music Festival Memorial Day weekend — a big deal and way cool. My old friend Karen Dumont is back in town Friday for a gig at Ferndale’s Cafe Main Street with Spanky McFarlane (of Spanky and Our Gang and The Mamas and The Papas fame), a benefit to raise money for Karen’s cataract surgery. Tribute of the week: Rusty Evans and Ring of Fire playing Johnny Cash tunes Saturday night at the Riverwood. Yes, he’ll be dressed in black — Rusty even looks like Johnny. Busy week at the Arcata Playhouse: Thursday the Redwood Jazz Alliance brings in Harris Eisenstadt’s Canada Day (see our calendar section for more on that). Friday it’s a local take on The Vagina Monologues (moving to the Eureka Theater Saturday and Sunday). For Sunday, former local Joshua Boronkay assembled a crew he calls “Monsters of Humboldt Folk” with Berel Alexander and Niko Daoussis of The Bucky Walters, aka Cyber Camel. Don’t know about the show name since none of the three is really what I’d call a “folk” singer. For starters, Josh describes his own sound as “more along the lines of old New Orleans, neo-ragtime.” The HSU grad currently lives

in Oakland, but he went through the music program at HSU and was a founding member of The Bucky Walters. He also played bass in an early incarnation of the Berel Alexander Ensemble. “We all know each other’s tunes, so we’ll collaborate,” said Josh, who is hoping to persuade Joey from The Buckys to join in on banjo. Josh explains that Cyber Camel is Niko’s solo project. “He has some looper stuff and has a kick drum and high-hat, so it’s a one-man-band. I may get up and lay down some bass, maybe guitar. And I’ll get him to jam with me too.” Monday at the Playhouse Chris Parreira presents San Diego-based songwriter Steve Poltz, whose biggest claim to fame (and undoubtedly an ongoing source of royalties) is a co-writing credit on the Jewel hit “You Were Meant for Me.” (He also toured with her and played on her records.) Opening the show: the amazing local fingerstyle guitar picker Todd Krider. Wait, we’re not done: Tuesday the Playhouse hosts the return of Red Molly, an East Coast folk trio with Molly Venter on guitar, Laurie MacAllister on guitar and banjo and Abbie Gardner on guitar, dobro, and lap steel — all three sing and harmonize. No, the band is not named for Molly V. (who is a brunette BTW). Venter is actually the newest member, although she’s been with the trio for almost two years. The band name comes from the to-die-for redhead in Richard Thompson’s brilliant ballad of love, crime and a motorcycle, “1952 Vincent Black Lightning.” Also on Tuesday, a show at the Jambalaya featuring self-proclaimed “guitar geek” Deke Dickerson, whose website shows him playing an electric with four necks. (The Delta Nationals open.) An awesome picker in the country swing/rockabilly style, Deke is also a collector with a twisted sense of humor. His site is worth a visit if only for the array of bizarre album covers alongside promo photos of armless musicians and gospel singing midgets. The Mateel goes semi-formal with its

annual Red and Black Ball Friday night. Headliner J Boog is a tough Polynesian reggae, soul, hip hop singer on tour with another Polynesian outfit, Hot Rain. Opening the show: Bayonics, a 10-piece powerhouse from the SF Bay Area combining hip hop, funk and R&B with reggae and Latin beats. Speaking of Latin beats, Ponche! plays at the Jambalaya Saturday. The Red Fox Tavern brings the hip hop Friday with ELI, formerly known as Smoov-E, plus Mumbls, In The Redd, The Affiliates, Dot Smith, Krai and Tip Toe. Then you have a bit harder, more political brand of hip hop Monday at the Jambalaya: the “Revolutionary Culture Tour” featuring M1 of Dead Prez and DJ Child. Reggae time! Thursday the Arcata Theatre Lounge has the legendary Don Carlos, one of the founding members of Black Uhuru, now backed by the Jamaican band Frontline. Extra bonus: British dub/dance pioneers Zion Train open the show. A classical Arabic and contemporary fusion music concert Saturday at the Bayside Grange features the Georges Lammam Ensemble, a Bay Area-based combo led by Lebanese violinist Lammam. The queen of Humboldt bellydance Shoshanna is putting on the concert. Yes, she will dance, and before it’s over, the dance floor will open up for everyone. Banjo innovator Béla Fleck returns to HSU’s Van Duzer Theatre Wednesday with the original line-up of his band, The Flecktones, as in Howard Levy on keyboards and harmonica, Victor Wooten on funky bass and Victor’s brother Roy, aka Futureman, on Drumitar (an electronic-percussion instrument of his own invention). Those who know their Flecktones history will remember that Levy was part of the original band in the ‘90s, but was replaced by Jeff Coffin. When Coffin joined the Dave Matthews Band full time a couple of years ago, Levy returned. Word is, this is the final tour with this configuration, so say goodbye. l • North Coast Journal • Thursday, MARCH 1, 2012






Congressional Candidate Forum. 5:30 p.m. Damon Gym, Fortuna High School, 379 12th St. Featuring candidates Jared Huffman, Norman Soloman, Stacey Lawson, Susan Adams, Andy Caffrey, Tiffany Renee, Dan Roberts, John Lewallen and William Courtney.


Nationwide Day of Action for Education. Noon. The Quad, HSU. Students join with others throughout the United States in facilitating rallies, workshops and undisclosed actions.


The Language Archive. 8 p.m. Redwood Curtain Theatre, 220 First St., Eureka. Redwood Curtain’s 2012 season opens with Julia Cho’s magical prize-winning, poignant and quirky comedy starring Lynne and Bob Wells and directed by James Floss. $10. redwoodcurtain. com. 443-7688. Blithe Spirit. 7:30 p.m. Van Duzer Theatre, HSU. Haunting supernatural sex comedy by Noel Coward. Astral bigamy, anyone? Directed by Jyl Hewston. $10. HSUStage. 826-3928.


Harris Eisenstadt’s Canada Day. 8 p.m. Arcata Playhouse, 1251 Ninth St. Redwood Jazz Alliance presents drummer and composer Eisenstadt and bandmates Nate Wooley on trumpet, Matt Bauder on tenor sax,



Chris Dingman on vibraphone and Garth Stevenson on bass. $15/$10 students and seniors. redwoodjazzalliance. org. 822-1575. Don Carlos with Frontline. 9:30 p.m. Arcata Theatre Lounge, 1036 G St. Proper Productions presents the legendary reggae artist. Prophecy and Zion Train open. $25. 822-1220.


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.


First Thursday Film Night: Revenge of the Electric Car. 6-7:30 p.m. Morris Graves Museum of Art, 636 F St., Eureka. Filmmaker Chris Paine took his film crew behind the closed doors of Nissan, GM and the Silicon Valley start-up Tesla Motors to chronicle the story of the global resurgence of electric cars. 442-0278.


Land Conservation on the North Coast. 5:30-7 p.m. Gist Hall Room 218, HSU. HSU’s Sustainable Futures Speaker Series presents Lindsay Magnuson on “Land Conservation on the North Coast Using the Land Trust Model.” 826-3653. Human Rights Commission Meeting. 5 p.m. Humboldt County Courthouse, 825 Fifth St., Eureka. On the agenda: discussion with County Administrative Officer Philip Smith-Hanes of a request by the Board of Supervisors for development of an ordinance to address policy and procedures for protests held on the courthouse lawn. 668-4095.



2 friday EVENTS

Bowl for Kids’ Sake. 7 p.m. Harbor Lanes, Eureka. Form bowling teams and raise money to help local children who are facing adversity. Hosted by Big Brothers Big Sisters of the North Coast. The Pun-Off. 8 p.m. Arcata Theatre Lounge, 1036 G St. Watch the heavy wits square off in a punning contest of the lowest standards! Music and inappropriate sounds by Magnolia. Guaranteed home groan fun. $15. www. 445-3166. Warm and Fuzzy Clothing Drive. 6 a.m.-8 p.m. Eureka Co-op, Fourth and B streets. 94.1 KSLG-FM helps local philanthropist Betty Chinn warm the lives of those in need. Drop off gently used jeans, sweatshirts, fleece clothing, sweaters, socks and long underwear All clothing collected given to Chinn’s “Betty’s Blue Angels.” kslg. com. 496-4420.


The Vagina Monologues. 8 p.m. Arcata Playhouse, 1251 Ninth St. Eve Ensler’s play about women and sex performed by a local cast. Preshow auction at 7 p.m. benefits North Star Quest Camp and HSU’s Women’s Resource Center. $7. Blithe Spirit. 7:30 p.m. Van Duzer Theatre. See March 1 listing. The Language Archive. 8 p.m. Redwood Curtain Theatre. See March 1 listing.


Slugabed. 9:30 p.m. Arcata Theatre Lounge, 1036 G St. World Famous Productions presents the dubstep/hip hop peddler, Slugabed. Salva, Danny Corn and Cacao open. $15. 822-1220. Annual Black and Red Ball. 8 p.m. Mateel Community Center, 59 Rusk Lane, Redway. Featuring reggae sensation J Boog and Hot Rain and The Bayonics. Wear your finest, funkiest black and red attire. $30/$27 adv. mateel. org. 923-3368. World Dance Party. 7-11 p.m. Redwood Raks, 824 L St., Arcata. Lesson at 7 p.m. Dancing/live music at 8 p.m. Hosted by Humboldt Folk Dancers. $5. 822-8045. Bin Huang and Daniela Mineva. 8 p.m. Fulkerson Recital Hall, HSU. Renowned international violinist Huang plays Paganini and other selections with pianist Mineva. $8/$3 students and seniors. 826-3928.


Techniques for Landing . 8 p.m. Synapsis Studio, 47-A West Third Street, Eureka. Synapsis Performance presents a poetic meditation on migration, thirst, war, community and home, told through aerial acrobatics, dance and theater. Children welcome. Parental guidance suggested. 616-3104.


Dan O’Gara and Dawn Goley. 7 p.m. Redwood Yogurt and Espresso, 1573 G St., Arcata. Storyteller and singer host a night of mostly Irish stories and songs. 677-3840.

3 saturday ELECTIONS

Karen Brooks Pancake Breakfast. 9-11 a.m. Manila Community Center, 1611 Peninsula Drive. Business woman and concerned citizen serves up flapjacks!

trained naturalist. 444-1397. Friends of the Arcata Marsh Tour. 2 p.m. Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary Interpretive Center, 600 S. G St. Adam Webster leads a 90-minute walk focusing on marsh ecology. 826-2359.

CASA Big Night Dinner and Auction. 5 p.m. Eureka Inn, 518 Seventh St. Features martini and wine bars, hand-butlered appetizers, live and silent auctions, and a gourmet buffet dinner. Benefit for Humboldt County’s abused children. $60. 443-3197. Bowl for Kids’ Sake. Noon. See March 2 listing.




Blithe Spirit. 7:30 p.m. Van Duzer Theatre. See March 1 listing. The Language Archive. 8 p.m. Redwood Curtain Theatre. See March 1 listing. The Vagina Monologues. 8 p.m. Eureka Theater, 612 F St. See March 2 listing.


Georges Lammam Ensemble. 8 p.m. Bayside Grange, 2297 Jacoby Creek Road. Soulful/Arabic violinist performs. Bellydance performance by Shoshanna and open floor dancing for audience members. $20/$15 adv. 616-6876. Humboldt Symphony. 8 p.m. Fulkerson Recital Hall, HSU. Performing Paganini Variations with student piano competition winner Joseph Welnick, plus Haydn, Handel and Hovhaness. Conducted by Paul Cummings. $7/$3 students and seniors. 826-3928.


Techniques for Landing. 8 p.m. Synapsis Studio. See March 2 listing.


Arts Alive! 6-9 p.m. In and around Old Town, Eureka. Monthly celebration includes food, music and incredible art. 442-9054. Donald Lee and Sandy Lou Weaver. 5-9 p.m. Manila Community Center, 1611 Peninsula Drive, Arcata. Joint show for painter Donald and potter Sandy Lou. wilathi@ 444-9304.


Annual Aleutian Goose Fly-off and Family Fun Weekend. 6 a.m. Meet at the Richard J. Guadagno Visitor Center, Loleta. Observe over 30,000 Aleutian cackling geese leaving their nighttime roost at sunrise. Family activities include building bird feeders, painting bird silhouettes and stamp making. 733-5406. Audubon Society Marsh Field Trip. 8:30 a.m. Meet at parking lot end of South I Street. Led by Moe Morrissette, rain or shine. Bring binoculars for birding. 442-9353. Trail Stewards Orientation/Work Day. 9-11 a.m. Meet at Hiller Park. Pick up litter, remove graffiti and pull ivy. Dress for work. 826-0163. Little River State Beach Restoration. 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Meet at Highway 101 Crannell Exit. Remove European beachgrass. Gloves, tools and cookies provided. 444-1397. Open Gardens. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Humboldt Botanical Gardens, College of the Redwoods, Eureka. Roam the 44acre fully fenced property. $5. 442-5139. Lanphere Dunes Guided Walk. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Meet at Pacific Union School. Tour of Lanphere Dunes with a

KEET’s Kids Club. Noon-2 p.m. Morris Graves Museum of Art, 636 F St., Eureka. Workshop for children, families, and childcare providers with PBS kid’s programming, reading short stories and art activities. Each family receives the book An Egg is Quiet. 442-0278. Baby Sign Workshop. 11:30 a.m. Humboldt County Library, 1313 Third St., Eureka. Make signs that parents and young children can use as you have fun together. 269-1910.


Gypsy Market Rummage Sale. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Unity Church of the Redwoods, 1619 California St., Eureka. Books, tapes, CDs, DVDs and jewelry. Humboldt County Historical Society Program. 1 p.m. Humboldt County Library, 1313 Third St., Eureka. Mike Kellogg of the Timber Heritage Association presents “The Shops and Roundhouse at Samoa.” 445-4342.

4 sunday EVENTS

Spring Wine Festival. 3-6 p.m. Kate Buchanan Room, HSU. Sample Humboldt County wines and hors d’oeuvres, listen to great music and bid on silent auction items. Benefit for Rotary Club of Arcata’s community service projects. $40. 826-9463. The Golden Rule Whiskey Plank Project. 1-4 p.m. Samoa Boat Ramp, off Route 255. Last plank added to the hull of The Golden Rule, a historic ship that sailed the South Pacific to protest nuclear testing. Music by Chris Parreira and Anna Hamilton, silent auction, raffle and a bid to fasten the last plank. Hosted by VFP. $25. 443-5180.


Blithe Spirit. 2 p.m. Van Duzer Theatre. See March 1 listing. The Language Archive. 2 p.m. Redwood Curtain Theatre. See March 1 listing. The Vagina Monologues. 2 p.m. Eureka Theater. Auction 1 p.m. See March 2 listing. FreeLove Circus Auditions. 2 p.m. Redwood Raks, 824 L St., Arcata. Auditions for 2012 season. Dancers 2 p.m.; clowns 3 p.m., (wear a silly costume); musicians 4 p.m., (bring your instrument). 845-5842.


Jeanne Newhall. 4 p.m. Trinidad Town Hall, 409 Trinity St. Los Angeles composer, pianist, singer, poet performs. Benefit for Trinidad Library Building Fund. $20. 677-3816. Monsters of Humboldt Folk. 8 p.m. Arcata Playhouse, 1251 Ninth St. Folky tunes by Berel Alexander, Joshua Boronkay, formerly of The Bucky Walters and Cyber Camel, aka Niko Daoussis of The Bucky Walters. $10. 822-1575.

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Redwood Coast Scrabble Club. 1-5 p.m. Arcata Community Center, 321 Community Parkway. Fun with words. 677-9242.

Thursday, March 8th • 6pm-9:30pm Far North Climbing Gym 10th & K Streets, Arcata

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Steve Poltz, Todd Krider. Arcata Playhouse, 1251 Ninth St. Songwriter Steve Poltz with guitarist Todd Krider. $15. 822-1575.

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North of the border, Canada Day is a federal holiday commemorating the first day in July 1867, when three British colonies united to become a single country, Canada. It’s akin to our Independence Day, but more about interdependence. Then there’s the New York City improv combo, Canada Day, founded by Harris Eisenstadt, a drummer born and raised in Toronto. The quintet version of Canada Day (there’s also an octet) is coming to the West Coast this week for a couple of dates, including a Redwood Jazz Alliance show Thursday at the Arcata Playhouse. Along with Eisenstadt in the drum chair, the band features trumpeter Nate Wooley, who fronts his own quintet (with Eisenstadt on drums), tenor saxophonist Matt Bauder, who also leads the drummer-less combo Paper Gardens, vibraphonist Chris Dingman, whose band Waking Dreams includes Ambrose Akinmusire on trumpet, and one other Canadian, British Columbia-born Berklee grad Garth Stevenson on bass. While every member of the band is a composer in his own right, Eisenstadt writes the tunes, creating a framework for interdependent improvisation. Eisenstadt left Canada when he was 19 to move to New York, headed west for a time to earn his MFA at Cal Arts in L.A. (and play with some of his heroes, Wadada Leo Smith and Sam Rivers among them), then returned to New York City. “When I came back, I wanted to have a working band that I would develop over several years and several recordings and tours,” he said in a call from his Brooklyn home. Since 2007, there have been two Canada Day records; another is in the can, ready for official release later this year (alongside an octet record).

How does a drummer write for and lead a band that’s as much about melody as rhythm? He says it’s a question he’s asked a lot. The short answer: He writes the tunes on piano. “There are more and more drummer-led groups in jazz now, which I see as a healthy thing. Art Blakey and Max Roach came before — Max is someone I drew inspiration from as a bandleader too. He was thinking about things conceptually first and foremost as a leader. “Yes, you’re the drummer, so you write from a rhythm perspective — you know melody and harmony are always part of it — but it’s always from the drum chair. But it’s not like the drums are set up in front of the band and it’s solo, solo, solo, and the same with the next tune — it’s not like that at all. Instead it’s about ensemble interaction and music with lots of twists and turns, some very accessible stuff, some very adventurous stuff alongside each other.” Rhythms from the African diaspora provide some of the adventure — Eisenstadt studied drumming in Gambia and Senegal and liturgical Cuban bata drumming in New York. He says, “I have an interest in polyrhythms and in multiple rhythmic layers, rhythmic modulations. Tempos become faster, become triplet tempos, those are the things that float my boat — that’s a big part of my interest, trying to find new ways to imagine rhythm.” The Redwood Jazz Alliance presents Harris Eisenstadt’s Canada Day quintet in concert Thursday, March 1, at 8 p.m. at the Arcata Playhouse, 1951 Ninth St. Tickets are $15; more information at —Bob Doran

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Humboldt Symphony. 8 p.m. Fulkerson Recital Hall. See March 3 listing.


































Techniques for Landing. 4 p.m. Synapsis Studio. See March 2 listing.


Annual Aleutian Goose Fly-off and Family Fun Weekend. 6 a.m. See March 3 listing. Audubon Society Eureka Marsh Field Trip. 8:30 a.m. Meet at parking lot, foot of West Del Norte St., Eureka. Spend one to two hours on a flat loop through a vari-


ety of habitats, from bay and mudflat to riparian and marshland. Led by Jude Power and Pat Bitton. 839-4365.


Pancake Breakfast. 8-11 a.m. Freshwater Grange, 49 Grange Road, Eureka. Buttermilk and whole grain pancakes, ham, sausages and scrambled eggs. Yum. $5/$3 kids. 445-2517. Bagels and Blintzes Brunch. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Bayside Grange, 2297 Jacoby Creek Road. Fundraiser for Temple Beth El features traditional food, music, silent auction, raffles and kids games. $12. 444-2846.


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.

6 tuesday MUSIC

Humboldt Folklife Society Group Sing Along. 7-9 p.m. Arcata Community Center, 321 Community Parkway. Joel Sonenshein leads. 839-7063. Red Molly. 8 p.m. Arcata Playhouse, 1251 Ninth St. Female acoustic trio performing songs from their new album Light the Sky. 822-1575.


International Latino Film Festival. 6 p.m. Minor Theater, 1013 H St., Arcata. Tuesday’s film: Viva Cuba (2005) narrates the adventures of two children, Malu and Jorgito, who are great friends in spite of their mothers’ opposition to their friendship. When Malu overhears her mother making plans to leave Cuba, she flees. $6. 476-4118.


Children’s Book Author Lee Wardlaw. 4 p.m. Humboldt County Library, 1313 Third St., Eureka. Awardwinning author presents “From Shelter to Shelf — How an Abandoned Shelter Cat Became an Award-winning Children’s Book.” 269-1910.

7 wednesday MUSIC

Béla Fleck and The Flecktones. 8 p.m. Van Duzer Theatre, HSU. Groundbreaking banjoist/composer/ bandleader reconvenes the original Flecktones. 826-3928. Sumner Brothers House Concert. 8 p.m. Evening of quiet electro/acoustic music. Call to RSVP. Sponsored by Humboldt Folklife Society. $10/$8 HFS members. 845-8260.


International Latino Film Festival. 6 p.m. Minor Theater, 1013 H St., Arcata. Wednesday’s film: La Vida es Silbar (Life is to Whistle) (1998) tells the stories of three Cubans who are searching for each other without knowing it.

Their lives meet on the Day of Santa Barbara, the African saint Chango, ruler of destinies. $6. 476-4118. Sci-FI Pint & Pizza Night. 6 p.m. Arcata Theatre Lounge, 1036 G St. The best in B science fiction movies, drive-in classics, psychotronic weirdness and more. Beer and pizza specials all night long. $5. 822-1220.


Conservation Lecture. 7-8 p.m. Sequoia Park Zoo, 3414 W St., Eureka. Senior biologist for Green Diamond Resource Co. Lowell Diller presents “A Tale of Two Owls: New Challenges in Spotted Owl Conservation.” www. 441-4263.

8 thursday EVENTS

International Women’s Day Dinner and Drawing. 6 p.m. Rita’s Mexican Restaurant, 1134 Fifth St., Eureka. No-host dinner/appetizer gathering sponsored by Humboldt Chapter of Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom. Features music, guest speakers and quilt raffle drawing. 826-1143.


The Miser. 8 p.m. Forum Theater, CR, 7351 Tompkins Hill Road, Eureka. Tenth annual spring drama production featuring Moliere’s laugh out loud comedy. $10/$5 students and seniors. 476-4558. The Language Archive. 8 p.m. Redwood Curtain Theatre. See March 1 listing.


Figure Drawing Group. 7-9 p.m. Cheri Blackerby Gallery. See March 1 listing.


International Latino Film Festival. 6 p.m. Minor Theater, 1013 H St., Arcata. Thursday’s film: Fresa y Chocolate (Strawberry and Chocolate) (1993) tells the story of a university student, David, who meets Diego, a flamboyant, gay artist who does not agree with the Castro regime’s anti-gay sentiment and cultural censorship. $6. 476-4118.

Heads Up…

Are you young? Can you write? KEET’s annual storybook competition encourages children pre-kindergarten through fourth grade in Humboldt, Del Norte and Trinity counties to engage in the power of storytelling by creating and submitting their original stories and illustrations. Deadline for entries is March 15 and the winning stories will be produced for broadcast on KEET13 HD in June 2012. Call Jackie Hamilton at 496-6712 or e-mail Or maybe you can write and live in Shelter Cove? The Pioneers are offering one $1,000 scholarship as part of an 500-word essay contest on the topic “Recreation in Shelter Cove: The past, the present and the future.” Applicants must be residents of Shelter Cove, a Shelter Cove Pioneer member or the daughter/son of a Shelter Cove Pioneer member. Call 986-9720 for more info. Or can you just write? College of the Redwoods’ literary magazine Poets & Writers is currently accepting submissions of original poetry and fiction from community members. Entries accepted through March 28 and should be emailed to

To shamelessly co-opt the sentiment of the latest Springsteen single, in HumCo we take care of our own. So there. Now, it would be foolish to assume that there is some inherent region-specific generosity that souls of Humboldt dwellers are innately filled with — there are probably other tight-knit, compassionate communities out there somewhere. But judging by the events our county’s caring citizenry have put efforts into executing just this Friday alone, we’ve got to be in, like, the 99th percentile of being loving, or something. Maybe that’s pushing it. But people are trying to help people. And that’s never bad. Wanna help too? Here are some options you can hitch your wagon to in the Friday, March 2 parade of awesomeness: First off, did you hear the one about the soldier who survived pepper spray and mustard gas? Yeah, he’s a seasoned veteran. Still with me? Then you may have the endurance it takes to sit through the 21st Almost Annual Pun-off benefiting Food For People at the Arcata Theatre Lounge on Friday at 8 p.m. Fifteen to 20 puntestants — ugh — will compete for the coveted jar of Pepto Dismal by making puns to coincide with predetermined categories. (Example from the Punoff’s YouTube archives: presented with the category “Animals Indigenous to Australia,” the legendary Attila the Pun responded, “If you’re going to have a bear, it doesn’t matter the quantity, it’s the koala-ty.” Oy!) If you attend, keep at the forefront of your brain that it’s all for a good cause. Word. Also on Friday: 94.1 KSLG-FM will again be broadcasting live from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. from the Eureka Co-op and gathering new and gently used clothing from the community as part of its Warm and Fuzzy Clothing Drive. The threads will then be distributed by local philanthropist Betty Chinn’s group Betty’s Blue Angels. And finally, while it may be too late to get in on the action now — team rosters were due on Feb. 23 — you can still take in the spectacle of the 29th annual Bowl for Kids Sake at Harbor Lanes, as always benefitting North Coast Big Brothers Big Sisters. Starting at 7 p.m. on Friday and continuing all day Saturday, hundreds of honorable Humboldtians will don fairytale-ish regalia — to fit in with this year’s “Ever After” theme — and hope for strikes, yes, but mostly for cared-for kids. Way to care, Humboldt. —Andrew Goff

Glenn Close as 19th Century Irish butler Albert Nobbs.

Close Encounters

Glenn dazzles in drag while Paul Rudd charms and Navy SEALs recruit By Devan King


ALBERT NOBBS. The Oscars have come and gone, leaving the unrequited nominees to walk away, heads held as high as possible. The fervor surrounding The Artist (not undeserved) drowned out the competition, leaving masterpieces like Albert Nobbs in the dust. The story centers on Glenn Close’s title character, an Irish woman living as a man in 19th century Dublin. Dishonesty, a central theme, is strewn across the lives of the supporting characters. Each is striving to be something he or she is not, leaving a true self mired in the shame and embarrassment of failure. Uplifting, right? Nobbs serves as a waiter and butler in a prestigious hotel, constantly at the service of richer people living worse lies. Disguised as a man, even in private, Nobbs imagines a better life for herself, knowing it can be achieved only through the success afforded to men. Meanwhile, hidden affairs, illegitimate pregnancies, abuse and shame run amok with the supporting characters. The notable supporting cast includes Mia Wasikowska (Alice in Wonderland), Brendan Gleeson and Janet McTeer. Nobbs’ naïveté creates a perfect lens through which to view the lives of

her coworkers and superiors, as she sees so much and understands so little. The understanding is left for the audience. Despite the constant disappointment of nearly every character in the film, the story manages to be more inspiring than depressing. Subtlety and economy are the core ingredients. George Moore’s original short story (adapted for the screen by Close and others) doesn’t drown you in each character’s misery but rather teases you with hints and glimpses, masterfully evoking empathy. R. 113m. Ends Thursday at the Minor. WANDERLUST. I’m still waiting for Paul Rudd to lose his charm and allow the next thirty-something charmer to come into power. Though his acting capabilities may be vast (and undiscovered), he seems to know the value of the niche he occupies. Comedy needs the awkward straight man to play off the insanity he is surrounded by. Watching a crazy man become crazier is not nearly as funny as watching a sane man go crazy. No stranger to comedy formula, Wanderlust clings to Rudd’s inherent, handsome oafishness. Once again, the investment in Rudd pays off. continued on next page

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continued from previous page The storyline is your typical, quirky situation in which people are thrust into an unfamiliar setting and flail around hilariously until they realize it’s the place they’ve always wanted to be. George (Rudd) and Linda (Jennifer Anniston) bite off more mortgage than they can chew and are forced to retreat to George’s brother’s place in Atlanta. On the way there, they stay overnight at a hippy compound turned B&B, where the flailing begins. The characters and their absurd interactions make the film worth seeing. This seems to be the forte of director/co-writer David Wain (Stella, Wet Hot American Summer). He takes normally predictable situations and disguises them with ridiculous dialogue and awkward interactions, walking a fine line between flinching discomfort and pants-peeing hilarity. Surrounded by skewed stereotypes (the nudist, the drug-addled and aged hippie, the feminist hippie chicks, etc.), George and Linda immerse themselves in exaggerated, Woodstockian culture until something finally breaks. A couple of ancillary performances quickly become grating (particularly Reno 911‘s Kerri Kenney), but they are mostly drowned out by the calmer antics of Rudd. It’s a well-balanced combination, ensuring Rudd’s place in his cozy niche. R. 98m. At the Broadway, Mill Creek and Fortuna. ACT OF VALOR. Is it fair to put Act of Valor under the same scrutinizing lens as other films? Every genre requires its own perspective, but how exactly does one critique a propaganda film (poorly) disguised as an action movie? At the risk of sounding like a bleeding heart, Act of Valor goes beyond paying homage the U.S. military; it works desperately and cloyingly to convince its audience of the threat of impending terrorism and the value of protection. If this statement makes me seem paranoid, then I urge you

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to sit through the film, all 111 propagandizing minutes of it. Much attention has been paid to the cast of actual, active-duty Navy Seals. Though acting is not generally the most important part of action movies, it does tend to elevate movies above campy dreck. Realism, on the other hand, has to be appropriate to the genre and plot. In a drama or historical film, realism makes the plot more believable; in a film about terrorist attacks on American soil, pushing realism to the extreme for the sake of box office numbers comes across as crass and unnecessary. Glorification and realism can’t coexist without creating persuasion and promotion. The film makes brief and tedious efforts to incorporate storylines outside of the military angle, but the inexperience of the cast makes these moments seem forced and patronizing. Which, really, is no different from the rest of the film. R. 111m. At the Broadway, Mill Creek and Fortuna.


THE LORAX. This “Tree-D” adaptation of Dr. Seuss’ classic environmental cautionary tale features eye-popping animation from the creators of Despicable Me and vocal work from Danny DeVito, Ed Helms, Taylor Swift and Betty White. PG. 94m. In 3D and 2D at the Broadway and Mill Creek, 3D only at the Fortuna. PROJECT X. Every generation needs its own out-of-control-high-school-party movie, right? This one looks to inject the formula with the raunch of The Hangover, whose director (Todd Phillips) produces here. R. 88m. At the Broadway, Minor, Mill Creek and Fortuna. Next week, College of the Redwoods and Humboldt State University will present the 14th annual International Latino Film Festival. Each film in the three-night fest will be preceded by an introductory lecture in both Spanish and English and will be followed by a panel discussion. (Students get class credits, but everyone is invited.) This year’s lineup features a trifecta of Cuban films, starting Tuesday, March 6, with (appropriately enough) Viva Cuba (2005), a tale of childhood friendship with shades of Romeo and Juliet. Wednesday’s feature is La Vida Es Silbar (Life is to Whistle), a 1998 feature that examines the lives and beliefs of three residents of Havana. The festival comes to a close Thursday night with Fresa y Chocolate (Strawberry and Chocolate, 1993), about a cultivated gay man’s infatuation with a hetero young communist. Each evening’s events begin at 6 p.m. Admission for non-students is $6. The Arcata Theatre Lounge’s next fami-

ly-friendly Sunday feature will be Don Bluth’s 1988 baby dinosaur cartoon The Land Before Time. G. 69m. 6 p.m. If you loved The Artist and/or Hugo then you should head to the ATL’s Sci-Fi Pint and Pizza Night next Wednesday for an evening of silent era films including Georges Méliès groundbreaking 1902 classic A Trip to the Moon (featured prominently in Hugo). The second picture of the evening will be Der Golum, a silent 1915 film inspired by the ancient Jewish legend. 6-10 p.m.


THE ARTIST. Mostly silent, black-andwhite homage to cinema’s mostly silent, black-and-white early years, big winners at the Oscars. PG13. 103m. At the Minor and Mill Creek. THE DESCENDANTS. George Clooney plays a Hawaiian parent and land baron thrust into real life after his wife’s jetboating accident. R. 115m. At the Minor. GHOST RIDER: SPIRIT OF VENGEANCE. Nicolas Cage stars in this moronic, action-packed sequel centered on Johnny Blaze, a motorcycle-driving stuntman who sold his soul to the devil. PG13. 95m. In 3D and 2D at the Broadway and Mill Creek, 3D only at the Fortuna. GONE. Bug-eyed beauty Amanda Seyfried sets out to save her sister from the serial killer who abducted her two years ago. PG13. 94m. At the Broadway and Mill Creek. GOOD DEEDS. Hollywood outsider Tyler Perry writes, directs and stars as Wesley Deeds, a wealthy businessman jolted out of his First World ennui when he meets a cleaning lady in his building. PG13. 111m. At the Broadway. JOURNEY 2: THE MYSTERIOUS ISLAND 3D. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson leads a family-friendly adventure to the isle of 3D effects. Jules Verne barfs in his grave. In 3D and 2D at the Broadway and Mill Creek, 3D only at the Fortuna. SAFE HOUSE. An otherwise generic CIA thriller gets a lift from Denzel Washington’s charisma. R. 115m. At the Broadway and Mill Creek. THE SECRET WORLD OF ARRIETTY. From Japan’s Studio Ghibli comes a whimsical adaptation of The Borrowers. This simple, animated tale of Lilliputian scavengers offers timeless delights. G. 94m. At the Broadway. STAR WARS: EPISODE I - THE PHANTOM MENACE. Have your childhood memories re-befouled, in 3D. PG. 140m. At the Broadway. THE VOW. After a car accident, a woman loses all memory of her husband, so he has to woo her anew. PG13. 104m. At the Broadway. l

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

Broadway Cinema 707-443-3456 1223 Broadway Street, Eureka Times are for 3/2-3/8 unless otherwise noted.

PROJECT X 2:20, 4:45, 7:15, 9:40 THE LORAX 3D 12:55, 3:30, 6:00, 8:30 THE LORAX 2D 12:25, 3:00, 5:30, 8:00 GONE 2:30, 4:55, 7:20, 9:45 TYLER PERRY’S GOOD DEEDS 12:30, 3:05, 5:45, 8:25 WANDERLUST 1:40, 4:10, 6:40, 9:10 ACT OF VALOR 1:05, 3:40, 6:15, 8:55 SECRET WORLD OF ARRIETTY 12:45, 3:10, 5:40, 8:10 GHOST RIDER: SPIRIT OF VENGEANCE 3D 4:00, 9:30 STAR WARS: THE PHANTOM MENACE 3D 12:50, 6:25 JOURNEY 2: THE MYSTERIOUS ISLAND 3D 12:40, 5:55 JOURNEY 2: THE MYSTERIOUS ISLAND 2D 3:20, 8:40 THE VOW 1:00, 3:35, 6:10, 8:50 SAFE HOUSE 1:10, 3:50, 6:35, 9:20

Mill Creek Cinema

707-839-3456 1575 Betty Court, McKinleyville Times are for 3/2-3/8 unless otherwise noted. PROJECT X 12:15, 2:35, 4:55, 7:20, 9:40 THE LORAX 3D 12:25, 5:30 THE LORAX 2D 3:00, 8:00 WANDERLUST 1:50, 4:25, 7:00, 9:30 ACT OF VALOR 1:20, 3:55, 6:30, 9:05 GONE 4:00, 9:10 GHOST RIDER: SPIRIT OF VENGEANCE 3D 2:00, 6:55, 9:20 GHOST RIDER: SPIRIT OF VENGEANCE 2D 4:30 THE ARTIST 12:45, 3:15,5:45, 8:15 JOURNEY 2: THE MYSTERIOUS ISLAND 3D 3:25, 8:30 JOURNEY 2: THE MYSTERIOUS ISLAND 2D 12:55, 5:55 SAFE HOUSE 1:10, 6:25

Minor Theatre 707-822-3456

1001 H Street, Arcata Times are for 3/2 -3/8 unless otherwise noted.


*2:30, 4:50, 7:10, 9:30 *1:10, 3:50, 6:30, 9:10 *1:50, 4:20, 6:50, 9:20

Fortuna Theater

707-725-2121 1241 Main Street, Fortuna Times are for 3/2 -3/8 unless otherwise noted. THE LORAX 3D 12:00, 2:10, 4:25, 6:30, 8:45 PROJECT X 12:15, 2:30, 4:40, 7:00, 9:05 WANDERLUST *12:40, 4:15, 6:40, 9:35 ACT OF VALOR *12:30, 4:00, 6:50, 9:15 GHOST RIDER: SPIRIT OF VENGEANCE 3D 7:15, 9:25 JOURNEY 2: THE MYSTERIOUS ISLAND 3D *12:10, 2:35, 4:55 THIS MEANS WAR *12:20, *2:40, 5:05, 7:20, 9:45

Garberville Theater 707-923-3580

766 Redwood Drive, Garberville THE GREY

3/1: 7:30

LEARN TO KNIT SOCKS AT YARN! Thurs.s, April 5-26, 5:30-7 p.m. Step up your knitting with socks. We’ll learn the short row method of turning the heel. Beg. knitting level required. Call 443-YARN for more info. and to register. (AC-0329)

List your class – just 50 cents/word per issue! • Deadline: Monday, noon. Place online at or e-mail: Listings must be paid in advance by check, cash or Visa/MasterCard. Many classes require pre-registration.

Arts & Crafts CAN’T BELIEVE I’M CROCHETING WITH KC. Thurs.s, Noon-2 p.m., with Kelly Card of KC Made It. $25. Let me introduce you to the wonderful world of crocheting! Designed for complete beginners. Learn most of the basic stitches: how to chain, single crochet, and double crochet, how to work flat and in the round. We will talk about gauge, what hook goes with what yarn and how to read a pattern. Origin Design Lab, 426 3rd St., Old Town Eureka, (707) 497-6237, www. (AC-0329) CROCHET FLOWER CLASS. Fri.s, Noon-2 p.m. $25, with Kelly Card of KC Made It. Make a variety of flowers to adorn any kind of handwork! Explore several methods of construction, and leave with a bouquet of new skills. Basic crochet skills 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-0329) DECONSTRUCTED SILK SCREENING. Sat., March 24,1-4 p.m. $55, with Cindy Shaw. Using a variety of textures, such as leaves, fabrics, corrugated cardboard, doilies, and stencils (to name a few), I will teach you how to make beautiful designs on fabric and paper using the screen printing process. Origin Design Lab, 426 3rd St., Old Town Eureka, (707) 497-6237, www.origindesignlab. com. (AC-0322) FREE EUREKA BUTTON CLUB. 2nd Sun. of the month, 2 p.m. We are mad about buttons old and new. Our meetings are fun and educational. Come and 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. (AC-0329)

MASTER PENCIL & BALL POINT PEN. Learn the secret techniques of America’s Top Photo Realist Chuck Bowden. 12 weeks, Sun.s, 6-8:30 p.m. beginning March 18. $25/class includes school, library and gallery access. Located at Main Street Art Gallery, 1006 Main St., Fortuna. Call Chuck, 845-2038. Any age any level welcome! (AC-0315) NECKTIE LOVE: TRANSFORMING THE RETIRED NECKTIE. With Spring Garrett. Thurs., March 15, 10 a.m.-Noon., $30. Learn the tips and tricks to working with these unique accessories. Three different but easy and fast projects, a Cell phone pouch, head band, sash pocket you will leave with new ideas for transforming abundant but mostly out of use materials. Bring up to 10 neckties and a sewing machine. Basic sewing skills required. Origin Design Lab, 426 3rd St., Old Town Eureka, (707) 497-6237, (AC-0308) OPEN CRAFT NIGHT. Fri.s, 6-9 p.m. FREE. 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-0329) PLAYING WITH CLAY FOR GROWN UPS. $145, Tues., March 27-May 15, (8 weeks) 10 a.m.-Noon. Have fun and get your hands dirty! Covers handbuilding, including slump molding, texturing and slab construction. Fire Arts Center, 520 S. G St, 826-1445. (AC-0301)

WHEEL THROWING 1 & 2. $180, Tues., March 27–May 29 (10 weeks), 7-9 p.m. Learn basics or perfect your wheel-throwing technique. With more than 30 years’ experience, Bob Raymond is an inspiration to students of all levels. Ideal for both new and continuing students. Fire Arts Center, 520 S. G St, 826-1445. www. (AC-0301) LEARN TO DRAW! Traditional drawing with local artist Susan Fox. Tues., 7-9 p.m. On-going 4 week sessions: $40. Westhaven Center for the Arts. Write/call, sfox@, 496-1246. (AC-0419) 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 443-YARN to register and for more info. (AC-0301)


LIFETREE CAFE: JOIN THE CONVERSATION. Should politics and religion mix? We’ll discuss whether America is a Christian nation and if it even matters. Sun., March 4, 7 p.m. Lifetree Café, 76 13th St., Arcata. Free Admission. Questions, Contact Bob Dipert 6722919, (CMM-0301) 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)


RAKU FIRING. Come to Fire Arts and experience the enjoyment of pottery firings. Bring your own bisqueware or select from a variety of unglazed pieces & glazes from Fire Arts. Call Thurs. to reserve space. Glazing at noon & Firing at 1 p.m. on Fri., $6/ piece or $25/kiln load. Fire Arts Center, 707-826-1445. (AC-0301)

INTRO TO ADOBE DREAMWEAVER. Learn essentials of website design in a step-by-step exploration of this dynamic web design application. With Annie Reid. Tues. & Thurs., March 30-April 3, 6:30-9 p.m. $125. Pre-registration required. Call HSU Extended Education to register, 826-3731 or visit extended. (C-0315)

SILK PAINTING. Paint a scarf with vibrant, flowing color. Tue., March 20, 4-6 p.m. Fortuna Methodist Church, 9th & N St. $30. Sign-up by March 8, Susan Cooper. 726-9048 (AC-0301)

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)

STENCILING ON FABRICS. With April Sproule. Sat., March 31, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $80. Using April’s collection of original textile stencil designs perfectly suited for a wide variety of fiber art applications such as wearable art, quilting projects, and home decor. Class covers: Basic stenciling technique, Image placement: borders, all over patterns, and central motifs, layering and shading color mixing. Origin Design Lab, 426 3rd St., Old Town Eureka, (707) 497-6237, www. (AC-0329)

GLASS FUSING. $120 + $60 materials fee. (4 weeks) Tues., 5-8 p.m., March 20-April 10. Weds., 10:30 a.m.1:30 p.m., March 21-April 11. Explore the elements of design and the principles of composition as you create exciting works of art with glass. Fire Arts Center, 520 South G St., Arcata. 707-826-1445, www.fireartsarcata. com. (AC-0301)

UP-CYCLE KIDS CLOTHES. Sun., March 18, Noon-4 p.m., with Mari of Almond Blossom. $75. Turn unsuitable funky kid’s clothes into cute wearable clothing again. Bring clothing that is stained, dingy, and or with small tears. Learn the craft of dying, screenprinting, using a sewing machine to sew patches and alter clothing into treasures. Origin Design Lab, 426 3rd St., Old Town Eureka, (707) 497-6237, www. (AC-0315)

INTRO TO WET FELTING. Thurs.s, 6-8 p.m. $35 +$10 material fee. 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, (AC-0329)

VERY BEGINNING SEWING Wed.s, 6-8 p.m. with Jodi Lee. Learn to use and care for your sewing machine. We will have you sewing a straight line in no time, then on to fancier stiches. Origin Design Lab, 426 3rd St., Old Town Eureka, (707) 497-6237, www. (AC-0329)

Dance, Music, Theater, Film

DANCE WITH BRUCE & CAREY HART. Swing, Fox Trot, Waltz, Latin, Western Swing and more! Five-week classes beginning Wed., March 7, Jacoby Creek School and Thurs., March 8, Cutten Elementary School. Beginners: 6:30 p.m., Intermediates: 8 p.m. $30/singles, $50/ couples, $20/high school students or younger. For more information call 839-1792. (DMT-0308) DANCE WITH DEBBIE’S: Ballroom, Latin, Swing, and Yoga group and private lessons at North Coast Dance Annex, Eureka. Drop in on our Fri. Night Swing 7:30-9:30 p.m. Contact (707) 464-3638 or (DMT-0426) LEARN 2 HOOP DANCE: New Foundational Hoop Dance Series starts Wed., March 14. Hoops provided. Redwood Raks, 824 L St. Arcata. Register at www. (DMT-0308) 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)

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continued from previous page 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 panartstudiodance. (DMT-0301) 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) GUITAR/PIANO LESSONS. All ages, beginning and intermediate. Seabury Gould 444-8507. (DMT-1227) SAXOPHONE/FLUTE LESSONS. All ages, beginneradvanced, jazz improvisation, technique. Susie Laraine: 441-1343. (DMT-1227) WEST AFRICAN DANCE. Tues.s, Thurs.s, 5:30-7 p.m., at Redwood Raks, Arcata. All levels welcome. Live drumming. Dulce Christina 832-9547, 498-0146. (DMT-0301) PIANO LESSONS. Beginners, all ages. Experienced. Judith Louise 476-8919. (DMT-1227) BELLY DANCING WITH SHOSHANNA. Feel fabulous in classes for all levels in Arcata at Redwood Raks. 616-6876 or (DMT-1227) 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-0419)


ZUMBA FITNESS. Sat.s, 10-11 a.m. Lose weight, get fit, have fun. Sun Yi’s Academy, 1215 Guintoli Ln., Arcata. $5 class. Michele, 445-2355. (F-0517) 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) 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.aikibojitsu. com (F-1206) 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) 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)

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)

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)

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)

FOUNDATION CLASS. Fri. & Sat., April 7-8, 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-0405)

NORTH COAST SELF DEFENSE ACADEMY. Come learn your choice of Gracie Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Lau Kune Do Kung Fu, Muay Thai, Stand-up/Kickboxing & MMA. Group and private sessions available 7 days a week for men, women and children; all experience and fitness levels welcome. Call or visit (707) 822-6278 or 820 N St., Building #1 Suite C, Arcata (F-1227) SUN YI’S ACADEMY OF TAE KWON DO. Classes for kids and adults, child care, fitness gym, and more. Tae Kwon Do Mon-Fri 5-6 p.m., 6-7 p.m., Sat 10-11 a.m. Come watch or join a class, 1215 Giuntoli Lane, or visit www., 825-0182. (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)


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) SOIL PREPARATION AND FERTILIZATION. With Kevin Jodrey. Fri., March 16, 6-9 p.m. $70. Learn the essentials of soil preparation 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)


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) PURE ANALYTICS WITH SAMANTHA MILLER. FREE, Session 3 of 3 series on medical cannabis. Fri., April 6, 6:30-8 p.m. Introduction to High CBD and THC strain development, medicated edibles and dosage information. 707 Campus, 1881 Barnett Ct., #4, Redway Meadows Business Park. 707 Cannabis College,, (707) 672-9860. (G-0401) 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. (G-0322) 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-0301)

Kids & Teens

CERAMICS FOR OLDER KIDS, AGES 7-12. $80, (5 weeks) Mon.s., 4-6 p.m., March 26-April 23. Adventures with clay: Learn various hand building and wheel-throwing techniques. Fire Arts Center, 520 South G St., Arcata. (707) 826-1445, (K-0301) CHILDREN’S MUSIC WITH MUSIKGARTEN. Music’s melodic and rhythmic patterns awaken and stimulate neural pathways in the brain that help develop memory, math skills, and powers of abstract and creative thinking. But above all, your child will love making music, singing, playing, listening, and movement fun with Redwood Musikgarten! Classes in Eureka and McKinleyville., 601-0694. (K-0308) 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-0308) 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) 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-0301)


LEARN SPANISH! With native speaker. Private lessons, all levels welcome! Contact Rocío: (787) 2256610 or (LA-0315)


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)

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) THE ARMCHAIR TRAVELER: HARK, HARK, THE PARK. Join Jerry Rohde on a virtual tour of the most scenic nearby parks. Sat., March 24, 1-3 p.m. OLLI members/$30, $55/nonmembers. OLLI: 826-5880. (O-0315) FOSSILS & THE EVOLUTION OF LIFE THROUGH TIME. Look at the origins and evolution of life from the beginnings of the Earth to today, through viewing the Natural History Museum’s “Life Through Time” exhibits that have just been updated and reinstalled. With Richard Paselk. Wed., March 28-May 2, 6-8 p.m. $60/OLLI members, $85/nonmembers. OLLI: 826-5880. (O-0315)

AMERICAN ARCHAEOLOGY IN MONGOLIA. Explore some major projects by American archaeologists and their Mongolian colleagues. Instructor Bob Service has participated in several Mongolian archaeological expeditions. Sat., March 24-April 14, 1-3 p.m. $45/ OLLI members, $70/nonmembers. OLLI: 826-5880. (O-0315) FUNDAMENTALS OF RESISTANCE TRAINING. Explore movement for older adult exercisers, and gain basic knowledge of anatomy and principles of strength training. Then learn specific balance, mobility and stability exercises that can be done at home, office or while traveling. With Susan Lewis. Wed., March 21-April 11, 1-3 p.m. $40/OLLI members, $65/ nonmembers. OLLI: 826-5880. (O-0308) GRAND JURY: DEMOCRACY’S WATCHDOG. Explore the duties, powers and operations of the grand jury system, emphasizing Humboldt County. With Phillip Minor. Wed., March 14 and 21, 10 a.m.-Noon. $25/ OLLI members, $50/nonmembers. OLLI: 826-5880. (O-0308) INTERMEDIATE TAI CHI. With Glenda Hesseltine. Held at Redwood Lodge: Mon., March 19-April 23, 1-2:30 p.m. $65/OLLI members, $90/nonmembers. OLLI: 826-5880. (O-0308) TAI CHI FOR EVERYONE. With Glenda Hesseltine. Held at Redwood Lodge: Mon., March 19-April 23, 3-4:30 p.m. $65/OLLI members, $90/nonmembers. OLLI: 826-5880.. (O-0308) WRITING CRITIQUE & FEEDBACK FORUM. Prose writers will learn techniques of focused critique and feedback, share their own work, and provide feedback to other writers. With Emily Gibson. Twopart forum. Writers may take one or both sessions, though taking both is recommended. Session 1: Wed., March 21-April 11, 10 a.m.-Noon. Session 2: Wed., May 2-23, 1-3 p.m. Fee for each session: $30/OLLI members, $55/nonmembers. OLLI: 826-5880 (O-0308)


RITUAL HEALING CIRCLE. A welcome gathering of participants with song, prayer, drumming, movement & dance in this journey of personal integration and World-wide Healing. For more info. call Scott Sherman 445-1018. Suggested donation $10-15 per participant. Sat. March 3, 8:30 p.m- 10 p.m, Bikran Yoga Humboldt, 516 5th. St, Eureka (S-0301) 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 April 3- May 22. Shakati Walsh, M.A. M.S. Visit website:, email or Call 707-826-0734 or 707 616-3163. (S-0329) TAROT AS AN EVOLUTIONARY PATH. Classes in Eureka and Arcata. Private mentorships, readings. Carolyn Ayres, 442-4240, www.tarotofbecoming. com. (S-0517) THE SLOW DOWN EXPERIENCE. GLOBAL MEDITATION CENTER. Intuitive Qigong, Chanting, Singing for Health & Inner Peace, Drumming, Tibetan Breathplay, Guided Imagery/Visualization & Immersions. 4001 West End Rd., Arcata. (707) 599-0748, shablow@ (S-0315)

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


ROLLER SKATING. Blue Lake Parks & Recreation Fri./Sat. 6:30-9:30p.m., Sun. 2-5 p.m. Theme Skate: Fri. March 2. St. Patrick’s theme, Dress in green and receive $1 discount! Adult Skate Sun., March 11, 6:309:30 p.m. To schedule birthday parties, call 668-5932 or find us on facebook at (SR-0301) 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) ADDICTED TO PORN/SEX? Sex Addicts Anonymous (SAA) meets weekly in Arcata, Eureka, and Fortuna. Go to or call 707-845-8973 to locate a meeting near you. (T-1227)


REAL ESTATE DISTANCE EDUCATION COURSES. College of the Redwoods Community and Economic Development offers a distance learning program that meets the approved course requirement to take the California State real estate license examination. Course completed at home with no classroom attendance. Information or to register, call College of the Redwoods Community Education at 269-4000 or, visit Community Education link. (V-0301) NOTARY TRAINING. One-day seminar for new and renewing notaries provides the practical training needed to pass the comprehensive exam required for all California Notaries. Mon., March 12, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. (exam follows). $149 plus additional for live scan, photo and exam. Pre-registration required. Call HSU Extended Education to register, 826-3731 or visit www. (V-0301) 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)


REIKI WEEKEND. Open to all, RN’s 16 CE available. Reiki Level I Sat. March 17, 10 a.m-6:30 p.m., $150. CE fee different. Reiki Level II Sun March 18, 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m., $150. CE fee different. Attend one or both classes with Denise (707) 839-9540, PayPal & Credit cards accepted. California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider # CEP 15539 (W-0308) QIGONG & SELF-HEALING FOR EVERYONE. Workshops, Private Lessons, Beginner and On-going classes. Call/email for current schedules. (707) 498-1009 (W-0531)

HOLOTROPIC BREATHWORK. Full day workshop in Arcata. May 12. Contact Martin 498-1080. (W-0503) FREE FOOT REFLEXOLOGY WORKSHOP. Wed., March 14, 6-8 p.m. at the Center for Reflexology & Intuitive Healing Arts, 920 Samoa Blvd, Suite 222, Arcata. For more info and to register go to www. or call Alexandra at 822-5395. (W-0308) QUANTUM LEAP HEALING ARTS. Quantum Biofeedback, Aromatouch Technique, Live Food Nutritional Consults, Chi Nei Tsang, BioMat, Spiritual Life Coaching. Call Kiernan at 496-8218, kiernanpowers@ (W-0301) T’AI CHI WITH MARGY EMERSON. Three programs: T’ai Chi for Back Pain and Arthritis, Traditional Long Form (Wu Style), and The 42 Combined Forms (all 4 major styles). 11-week session starts the week of March 26. Begin as late as the third week. At the martial arts academy in Arcata’s Sunny Brae Shopping Center. Visit a class with no obligation to pay or enroll. Morning and evening classes. Fees for the 11-week term: $95 for 1 class per week, $150 for 2 or more classes per week. See www.margaretemerson. com or call 822-6508 for schedules. (W-0329) DANDELION HERBAL CENTER. Classes with Jane Bothwell. EAT LOCAL! WILD FOODS BANQUET, May 5, 2012. Learn to positively identify and prepare many wild delicacies with numerous recipes being shared. PETROLIA SEAWEEDING WEEKEND, with Allison Poklemba. June 23-24, 2012. Learn how to identify, ethically harvest, and prepare local sea vegetables. Register online or call (707) 442-8157. (W-0308) NATURAL FAMILY PLANNING/FERTILITY AWARENESS. Safe, effective, fun, women & men, all ages. For class call Marla Joy (707) 845-4307, marla_joy@ (W-0426) 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) SHAMANIC SPIRITUAL SUPPORT. For problem solving, health issues & supporting well-being with Michal Mugrage. Divination, soul-retrieval, energy clearing, heart-centered spirit release, or space clearing. Also offering spiritual mentoring and classes., (707) 407-7192. (W-0329) START YOUR CAREER IN MASSAGE THERAPY! Daytime classes begin Mar. 19, 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 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.

Beginning Argentine Tango

5 week class begins Tuesday March 6 at 8:15pm $35 for students $40 for non-students Contact: Barbara or Lee Sobo

(858) 205-9832

Argentine Tango is one of the most passionate and beautiful dances. It’s an improvisation dance, but you can’t improvise what you don’t know.

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LEGAL NOTICE City of Eureka City Council

Standard iSSue human brain. Swapping out each of itS 100 billion neuronS at one per Second would take 3,000 yearS. thinkStock

Brain Transplant By Barry Evans If you’re in the business of swapping body parts, I suppose the only time when you’re better off being the donor than the recipient is in the case of a brain transplant. With an organ like a heart or liver, you get it from someone who has recently died. Perhaps, in the case of a kidney, you could be helped by a living donor who can manage on just one. But in a theme explored from time to time by science fiction writers, your brain — personality, memories, habits, the whole caboodle you think of as “you” — acquires a new lease on life by being transplanted into someone else’s body (who, we trust, has no further interest in the proceedings). The situation becomes more interesting when “you” outlive your surrogate body, and you move into a third one — ad infinitum. Forget heaven or omega-3 or other approaches to avoid or delay death. This could be science’s answer to eternal life: swapping your mindstuff, the “real you,” into a brand new container as needed. Putting practical considerations aside (see photo caption), what would it be like for a brain to find itself in a strange body? Who would “you” be with a different face, a different set of limbs? A different gender or generation? When this happens in fantasy books and movies (and at least two episodes of Star Trek), the protagonists seem to take it in stride. In the recent movie Source Code, for instance, when Captain Colter Stevens — who died two months previously in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan — wakes up on a Metra commuter train heading into downtown Chicago, he doesn’t realize that he’s in someone else’s body until he looks in the mirror. But c’mon! My body isn’t simply a passive box for my consciousness and personality to inhabit, my body is me.

From the sensual tap-tap-tap of these fingers on this keyboard, to the satisfying stride walking down Second Street to the library at a steady 116 paces per block, to the drowsy embrace between this frame and my wife’s at 2 in the morning, my body doesn’t just define me, it’s part and parcel of the “me” package. (Actually, rehousing a mind is one of the milder absurdities of this nutty movie.) In his cyberpunk-noir novel Altered Carbon, author Richard Morgan addresses the problem of new-body/old-mind identity crisis: It’s all in the training. Members of the elite corps of Envoys are taught not only to wake up in new bodies without skipping a beat, but to do so on different planets yet, with different gravities and atmospheres. The trick here is that an Envoy’s “stack” of personality and memories is stored in the cloud, as it were, regularly updated, and ready to be resleeved (!) into a new body as the need arises. In a nice touch, our protagonist has to deal with the fact that his previous “sleeve” smoked, and finds himself unconsciously lighting up. The advantage of simply injecting a “mind” into a blank (?) brain, of course, is that it avoids all that messy gross-out stuff in the O.R. (“Um, anyone know if this nerve goes to the pinky or ring finger?”) Still, we can dream. If, like me, you harbor dreams of humanity spreading throughout the galaxy, wouldn’t it be so much easier to project ourselves at light speed to a distant world, to be reformulated using locally available materials, than actually going there? Saves on dilithium crystals, too. l Barry Evans (barryevans9@yahoo. com) plans to stick with the basic “one body, one mind” model for now.

40 North Coast Journal • Thursday, March 1, 2012 •

The following titled Ordinance No. 780-C.S. was adopted by the Eureka City Council on February 21, 2012 by the following vote: AYES: Brady, Atkins, Newman, Ciarabellini, Madsen NOES: None ABSENT: None ABSTENTIONS: None ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF EUREKA AMENDING TITLE 15, CHAPTER 155, ADDING THE DEFINITION OF DESIGN REVIEW AREA, AMENDING REFERENCES TO THE REDEVELOPMENT AREA, AND ADOPTING AN OFFICIAL MAP OF THE DESIGN REVIEW AREA. The above-titled ordinance may be reviewed in its entirety at the City Clerk’s Office, Room 208, City Hall, 531 “K” Street, Eureka, California. Pamela J. Powell City Clerk, City of Eureka Dated: February 23, 2012 3/1/2012 (12-66)


Notice is hereby given that the undersigned intends to sell the personal property described below to enforce a lien on said property pursuant to sections 21700-21716 of the Business and 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 10th day of March, 2012 at 9:30 AM on the premises where said property has been stored and which is located at Mad River Storage Center, 1400 Glendale Drive, Arcata, CA. County of Humboldt the following: #72 T. Fredrickson #130 James P. Rice #165 Gabriel McMillen #168 T. Fredrickson #169 Steve Long #188 Richard Harden #201 Joanne Bond #215 Pamela Couch #272 Michelle Bandy #273 Jeremy Evanston #307 Ronald Simon #318 Denise Eastland #322 Unknown Purchases must be paid for at the time of sale in cash only. Anyone interested in attending the auction must sign in prior to 9:30 AM on the day of the auction, no exceptions. All purchase items sold as-is, where is and must be removed at the time of sale. Sale is subject to cancellation in event of settlement between the owner and the obligated party. Auctioneer: Don Johnson, bond #9044453 Dated this 1st day of March and 8th day of March, 2012 3/1, 3/8, 2012 (12-71)


Date of Filing Application: February 27, 2012 To Whom It May Concern: The Name of the Applicant is: BABETTA E FRANCIS, STANLEY A FRANCIS The applicants listed above is applying to the Department of Alcoholic Beverages Control to sell alcoholic beverages at: 3220 S BROADWAY ST STE 8 EUREKA, CA 95501 Type of License Applied for: 41-On-Sale Beer And Wine Eating Place 3/1/2012 (12-70)


NOTICE TO DEFENDANT: CHARLES LEE ROSS YOU ARE BEING SUED BY PLAINTIFF: ALEXANDER J. BERKOWITZ 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 Website (, the California Courts Online Self-Help Center (, or by contacting your local court or county bar association. NOTE: The court has a statutory lien for waived fees and cost 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. CASE NUMBER: DR 110847 The name and address of the court is: SUPERIOR COURT OF HUMBOLDT COUNTY, CALIFORNIA 825 FIFTH STREET, EUREKA, CALIFORNIA 95501 The name, address, and telephone number of the plaintiff’s attorney, or plaintiff without an attorney is: BRADFORD C. FLOYD (CSB# 136459), LAW OFFICE OF BRADFORD C FLOYD, 819 7TH STREET, EUREKA, CA 95501, (707) 445-9754 DATE: November 07, 2011 NOTICE TO THE PERSONS SERVED: You are served as an individual defendant. Filed: February 23, 2012 Superior Court of California, County of Humboldt 3/1, 3/8, 3/15, 3/22/2012 (12-69)


NOTICE TO DEFENDANT: FRANK A. McKEE WHO IS DECEASED, THE TESTATE AND INTESTATE SUCCESSORS OF FRANK McKEE, AND ALL PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, OR UNDER SUCH DECEDENT, AND ALL PERSONS UNKNOWN, CLAIMING ANY LEGAL OR EQUITABLE RIGHT, TITLE, ESTATE, LIEN OR INTEREST IN THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED IN THE COMPLAINT ADVERSE TO PLAINTIFF’S TITLE, OR ANY CLOUD ON PLAINTIFF’S TITLE, THERETO, and DOES 1-99 YOU ARE BEING SUED BY PLAINTIFF: NANCY SUE WOLF 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 Website (, the California Courts Online Self-Help Center (, or by contacting your local court or


The following person is doing business as AFROMASSIVE at 420 California St., #26, Arcata, CA 95521. Chris Noonan 420 California St., #26 Arcata, CA 95521 The business is conducted by An Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name listed above on n/a. /s Chris Noonan. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Humboldt County on February 22, 2012. CAROLYN CRNICH Humboldt County Clerk 3/1, 3/8, 3/15, 3/22/2012 (12-65)


The following person is doing business as A DAISY MAE PRODUCTIONS at 1005 Bliss Lane, Garberville, CA 95542, P.O. Box 114, Garberville, CA 95542. Jessica James 1005 Bliss Lane Garberville, CA 95542 The business is conducted by An Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name listed above on n/a. /s Jessica James. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Humboldt County on January 25, 2012. CAROLYN CRNICH Humboldt County Clerk 2/23, 3/1, 3/8, 3/15/2012 (12-63)


The following persons are doing business as GOLDEN HARVEST CAFE at 1062 G St., Arcata, CA 95521. Saebal Inc. 1062 G St. Arcata, CA 95521 The business is conducted by A Corporation.


The following person is doing business as LEARN 2 SOARTM CONSULTING at 1640 Willow Dr., Fortuna, CA 95540, P.O. Box 630, Fortuna, CA 95540. Cindy Steed P.O. Box 630 Fortuna, CA 95540 1640 Willow 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 Cindy Steed. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Humboldt County on February 10, 2012. CAROLYN CRNICH Humboldt County Clerk 2/23, 3/1, 3/8, 3/15/2012 (12-61)


The following persons are doing business as HUMBOLDT HYDROGRAPHICS at 5953 South Broadway St., Eureka, CA 95503. Tim Ellsworth 2271 Parkwood Blvd. Eureka, CA 95503 Dennis Ellsworth 2271 Parkwood Blvd. Eureka, CA 95503 The business is conducted by Copartners. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name listed above on n/a. /s Tim Ellsworth, Dennis Ellsworth. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Humboldt County on February 10, 2012. CAROLYN CRNICH Humboldt County Clerk 2/23, 3/1, 3/8, 3/15/2012 (12-58)


The following person is doing business as DEANNA’S CLEANING SERVICE at 5596 Meadowbrook, Eureka, CA 95503. Deanna Lynn Cooley 5596 Meadowbrook 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 Deanna Cooley. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Humboldt County on February 16, 2012. CAROLYN CRNICH Humboldt County Clerk 2/23, 3/1, 3/8, 3/15/2012 (12-60)

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25. “To a ...” poem 26. Good and mad 27. Ian of “Chariots of Fire” 28. Raised, as livestock 29. WWII intelligence org. 30. Yearn (for) 31. Mascara mishaps 33. Nationwide chain that sells sliders but not their predecessors? 35. Sodium ____ (cleansing agent) 38. Destitute 39. Typing test fig. 42. Grandson of Adam and Eve 43. Christian of fashion 44. Naked

45. Fl. neighbor 46. Sully 48. Bawled 49. Nationwide chain that offers tennis lessons from Communists? 51. “Me too!” 53. 1980s-90s New York senator 54. Nationwide chain that gives motherly advice to those stocking their cubicles? 55. Tax nonfiler, often 56. Pageantry 57. Sch. assignment 58. Split 59. Very, in Versailles 60. Sault ____ Marie


13. Fixes up the lawn 18. Supply with money 21. Sticky situation 24. Ignore the alarm 27. Add to the staff 28. Big ____ 30. Place 31. Hershey’s toffee bar 32. Launch of 1986 33. Some college degs. 34. Supports, as a team 35. Like Santa Claus 36. Away for a while 37. Rent-a-car offering

39. Legal releases 40. Replace in a schedule 41. Help settle 43. Talk smack about 44. Bric-a-____ 46. Grocery shopper, e.g. 47. NASA “Stop!” 48. Snacker’s bagful 50. Russian auto 52. 2007 Britney Spears hit “Piece ____” 54. Back (out)

1. Sch. with a Phoenix campus 4. Have no input? 8. Blackboard accessory 14. Diarist Anais 15. 1960s TV boy 16. Local 17. Nationwide chain for vocal fans of a 2002 Salma Hayek film? 19. Felipe’s female friends 20. “Phooey!” 21. Nationwide chain where people can order pasta shaped like the initials of a Biblical character? 22. Ruhr refusals 23. Exams for future attys.

1. Composer Vivaldi 2. “Alas” utterers 3. Joins 4. Henry and Harrison 5. Eat like ____ 6. Like indirect glances 7. Afternoon service 8. Make official 9. Stadium walkways 10. What some games end in 11. Milan Mrs. 12. Mike famously bit him in a 1997 fight



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 Self-

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The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name listed above on n/a. /s Dorothy E. Myers, Secretary/ Treasurer. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Humboldt County on February 9, 2012. CAROLYN CRNICH Humboldt County Clerk

CROSSWORD By David Levinson Wilk

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Help 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.


county bar association. NOTE: The court has a statutory lien for waived fees and cost 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. CASE NUMBER: DR 120077 The name and address of the court is: SUPERIOR COURT OF HUMBOLDT COUNTY, CALIFORNIA 825 FIFTH STREET, EUREKA, CALIFORNIA 95501 The name, address, and telephone number of the plaintiff’s attorney, or plaintiff without an attorney is: CARLTON D. FLOYD, LAW OFFICE OF BRADFORD C FLOYD, 819 7TH STREET, EUREKA, CA 95501, (707) 445-9754 DATE: February 3, 2012 NOTICE TO THE PERSON SERVED: You are served as an individual defendant. Filed: February 23, 2012 Superior Court of California, County of Humboldt • North Coast Journal • Thursday, March 1, 2012


Is my Fictitious Business Name Statement good forever


Your fictitious business name

statement will expire five years from the date it was last filed with the County Clerk. You have 40 days from the expiration date to renew your FBNS with the County. A new statement does not need to be published unless there has been a change in the information required in the expired statement. If any changes occur then you must file a new FBNS and have published again. Within 30 days from the stamped refiling date, you must begin publishing the statement in the newspaper. If you publish it in the North Coast Journal for the required four weeks, on the last day of publication a “proof of publication” will be sent to the County Clerk to complete the filing process. The cost for running your ficticious business name in the North Coast Journal is a flat $50 fee.



continued from previous page. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 12-00055


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

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

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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 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 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. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Humboldt County on February 9, 2012. CAROLYN CRNICH Humboldt County Clerk

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

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


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)


To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of: GLENN HAROLD BENHAM.

A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by DORAIN DRAKE in the Superior Court of California, County of Humboldt. THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that DORAIN DRAKE 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 March 22, 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: JOHN R. STOKES STOKES, ROWE, HAMER & KAUFMAN LLP 381 BAYSIDE ROAD ARCATA, CA 95521 (707) 822-1771 FEBRUARY 24, 2012 SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA COUNTY OF HUMBOLDT 3/1, 3/8, 3/15/2012 (12-67)


To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of: ANNA MARIE SMITHER. A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by KENNETH RAY SMITHER in the Superior Court of California, County of Humboldt. THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that KENNETH RAY SMITHER 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 15, 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: LEON A. KARJOLA, CSB No. 69056 732 FIFTH STREET, SUITE E EUREKA, CA 95501 (707) 445-0804 FEBRUARY 14, 2012 SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA COUNTY OF HUMBOLDT 2/23, 3/1, 3/8/2012 (12-59)

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For additional information, please call 707-822-7206 or visit our website at PROJECT COORDINATOR. North Coast Clinics Network (NCCN) Assist with the planning and execution of healthcare-related projects for the Network and area health centers according to outlined deadlines and budget. College degree, healthcare industry experience, and strong writing and communication skills desired. FT position with benefits. $14.00-$17.00 per hour DOE. Send cover letter, resume, and writing sample to North Coast Clinics Network, P.O. Box 966, Eureka, CA, 95502. (E-0301) FT LEGAL ASSISTANT/LEGAL SECRETARY. For established Eureka Law Office. Prefer family law experience, but will consider other legal experience. Salary commensurate with skills/experience. Benefits available. Must be proficient in all law office procedures, equipment and programs. Must be a team player. Provide resumes to: Davis & Poovey, Inc., 937 Sixth St., Eureka, CA 95501. Email: info@davisandpoovey. com. (E-0322)


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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-0301) FULL TIME HOUSE CLEANING POSITION. Available with Dependable Cleaning. Mon.-Fri. No evenings or weekends. Bi-lingual a plus.Valid license and reliable vehicle required. Email clean@ and leave name, phone number and best time to call. (E-0322) LICENSED ESTHETICIAN, CMT & WELLNESS PRACTITIONERS. Independent contractor/space rent. Established clientele and new referrals provided. Amazing space, ocean view, great circle of established practitioners, Training and CE opportunities. Contact (707) 498-0909 or (E-0301) Place your ad online at or call 442-1400 .

GRANT ANALYST (JOB #1217). Humboldt State University. Full-time, 12 month position in Sponsored Programs Foundation. Review: 03/16/12. For more info visit: or call (707) 826-3626. HSU is an ADA/Title IX/EOE. (E-0315) 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-0301) 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-0301) Place your ad online in the Marketplace at 442-1400 VISA/MC.

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 (AAN CAN) (E0315) HOME CAREGIVERS PT/FT. Non-medical caregivers to assist elderly in their homes. Top hourly fees. 442-6102. (E-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.

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 STUDIO CLOSE TO HSU. $750/ month. All utilities paid. No Dogs/Smoking/Grow. (707) 4987749. BLUE LAKE SHARE. 2 rooms, $350-month; $700-deposit per person. Walk to fishing, swimming, hiking. Near Dell’Arte. 668-4041. (R-0301) E U R E K A 1 B D U P STA I R S DOWNTOWN APARTMENT. $600/month. Garbage/Water paid, No smoking. 442-5938. (R-0301)


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Call 707.444.3415 707.498.8855 EUREKA 2BD HOUSE. 3878 Walnut Dr. Near Sequoia Park & Zoo. Features 2-car detached carport with workshop, Month to month, $995, $1500/deposit. Cross street Redwood. Professional Consolidated Property Management, 3109 H St., Eureka. www., Rental hotline (707) 444-9197. (R-0301) EUREKA 2BD HOUSE. 417 Huntoon St. 2/1 Henderson Center Area, Immaculate single story w/single car garage w/lots of storage, nice yard, patio, alarm & kitchen w/ range, fridge, dishwasher & disposal. Gas heat, custom window coverings, carpet & vinyl. Garbage pd, washer/dryer included. $1095/ month, $1600/deposit. Professional Consolidated Property Management, 3109 H St., Eureka. www., Rental hotline (707) 444-9197. (R-0301) EUREKA 3BD HOUSE. 3540 Pine St. Section 8 OK. No utilities paid, Pet considered. Month to month, $1050 or $1100 w/pet. $1400/deposit or $1600 w/pet. Professional Consolidated Property Management, 3109 H St., Eureka. www., Rental hotline (707) 444-9197. (R-0301) EUREKA FURNISHED 1BD APARTMENT. Available Now. Garage, Security Gate, Laundry, Water Paid. 1235 7th St., # A. $700. 4439207. (R-0301) ALL AREAS - ROOMMATES.COM. Browse hundreds of online listings with photos and maps. Find your roommate with a click of the mouse! Visit: (AAN CAN) (R-0531)



Business Rentals

Real Estate

MEDICAL/OFFICE BUILDING FOR LEASE. Across from General Hospital. 900 sf. Off street parking. Will remodel to suit. $800/ month. (707) 834-5952, Stodder Properties. (BR-0322) 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@hotmail. com. (BR-1227)

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)

Real Estate TRINITY VILLAGE 1.3 ACRES WITH CREEK. 3BD/2BA main house. PLUS: Guest House, Art Studio/Workshop, Pool, Sauna, 2 Car Garage, Amenities Galore. $385,000. Call Gale Packard Realty, Owner/Broker, (530) 629-4181. (RE-0223) OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS. Come to the quaint town of Rio Rico Arizona to make your dreams come true. This hill top 2.2 acre lot situated in a residential area is a perfect haven to build a small eco-friendly home, grow fruits and vegtables year round and live a sustainable life. Make this the bridge to your future. Offered at $28,000.00. (RE-0329) 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)


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DISORGANIZED? HIRE A PRO! Paper, clutter, kitchens, closets. A.D.D. specialist. Experienced, Affordable, Friendly. Claire Josefine 268-8585. www.clairejosefine. com. (S-1227) WRITING CONSULTANT/EDITOR. Fiction, nonfiction, poetry. Dan Levinson, MA, MFA. 443-8373. (S-1227) DEANNA’S CLEANING SERVICE. $15 hr. Residential, $20 hr. MoveOuts, Rentals & Estates, 2 hr.min. lic #8132, call 445-3610 (S-0517) AMUSING GAMES & AMAZING PERFORMANCES FOR ALL AGES. Events, Birthdays, Festivals, Kidszones. I’ll Juggle, Unicycle, & bring Toys., (707) 499-5628. (S-1227) PASTORI GUIDE SERVICE. Wild Hog Hunts, 442-8432. (SR-0308) 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) 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) MCKEEVER ENERGY AND ELECTRIC. Residential, commercial, industrial and agricultural. Electrical contracting and design. Renewable energy. Energy efficiency and sustainability. Energy consulting, documentation and field verification. Contact Nate McKeever at 707-822-0100 or or visit Lic. # CA C10 876832 (S-1227) BE A LIFE SAVER! Your blood donation is always needed!! Call the Northern California Community Blood Bank. Call for Bloodmobile schedule. 2524 Harrison St., Eureka, 443-8004


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1-800 SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433) national suiCide preVention lifeline M-AUDIO PROKEYS 88. Premium stage piano. Custom wood stand. Sony speakers. $700 OBO, 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-0524) 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)


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FOUND SILVER EARRING. With sparkly blue stones in Downtown Eureka. Call 442-1400. (C-0301) LIFETREE CAFE: JOIN THE CONVERSATION. Should politics and religion mix? We’ll discuss whether America is a Christian nation and if it even matters. Sun., March 4, 7 p.m. Lifetree Café, 76 13th St., Arcata. Free Admission. Questions, Contact Bob Dipert 672-2919, (C-0301) PREGNANT? CONSIDERING ADOPTION? Talk with caring agency specializing in matching Birthmothers with Families nationwide. LIVING EXPENSES PAID. Call 24/7 Abby’s One True Gift Adoptions 866-413-6293 (Void in Illinois) (AAN CAN) (C-0301) BECOME A FOSTER PARENT. Provide a safe and stable environment for youth 13-18 for them to learn and grow in their own community. Contact the Humboldt County Department of Health and Human Services Foster Care Hotline at 441-5013 and ask for Peggy. (C-0726)


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FEELING STRESSED? ANXIOUS? DEPRESSED? OR JUST UNSURE? Maybe therapy can help. Let’s talk. I offer sliding scale psychotherapy in a safe, comfortable setting where you can confidentially unpack difficult feelings. 8 years experience, located in Eureka area. Sarah Goldberg, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, Lic #47032 (707) 205-9005, (MB-0531) FREE FOOT REFLEXOLOGY WORKSHOP. Wed., March 14, 6-8 p.m. at the Center for Reflexology & Intuitive Healing Arts, 920 Samoa Blvd, Suite 222, Arcata. For more info and to register go to www. or call Alexandra at 822-5395. (MB-0308 _ do TERRA ESSENTIAL OILS. Amazing results with no side effects. Maureen Brundage, (707) 498-7749, www.thinkdoterra. com/19719. (MB-0517))

PICTURE ACTIONS & INTENTIONS ALIGNING. Sound good? Feel confident, improve memory, accelerate learning, eliminate phobias, trauma, anxiety, compulsions, addictions. Dave Berman, Certified Hypnotist, Life Coach and Master Practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP). Free consultation: (707) 8453749. Helping the YOUniverse conspire on your behalf.(MB-0301) SHAMANIC SPIRITUAL SUPPORT. For problem solving, health issues and supporting well-being with Michal Mugrage. Divination, soul-retrieval, energy clearing, heart-centered spirit release, or space clearing. Also offering spiritual mentoring and classes. www. (707) 407-7192. (MB-0426) CERTIFIED MASSAGE THERAPIST. Samantha Dudman-Miller, (707) 616-6031. (MB-0726)


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) ASTROLOGY & TAROT. With Salina Rain: Readings, Counseling and Classes. Mon., 1:25 p.m. KHSU 90.5 FM. (707) 668-5408. astro@, www.salinarain. com. (MB-1227) 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.,, 460-0303. (MB-0503)

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4 bed, 3 bath, 2,856 sq ft breathtaking panoramic views, custom craftsman overlooking serene pastures & forested hills, spacious floor plan, two large master suites, home entertainment room


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Delicious gluten-free breads. That is what Shamira has made for her

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