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8 Messing with the sheriff 10 Birth control? Never mind 25 Celebrating salmon 37 Celebrating eggs 38 Charming Jeff, so-so Snow 43 An arch for the ages

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Mailbox Poem

The Coming Night


Media Maven

Not in My Court Yard

10 News

Every Sperm Is Sacred

14 Blog Jammin’ 16 On The Cover

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Home & Garden

Service Directory

24 Stage Matters Much “I Do”

25 Art Beat

Salmon Celebration

26 Arts Alive!

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Billboard Boycott?

 Editor: One way to discourage the billboards along Highway 101 (“Billboard Blight,” March 29) is not to patronize the businesses on the billboards.  If these businesses were to discover that billboards are not cost effective, they will then seek other means of advertising that do not affect our view of the bay. If the billboard owners cannot rent the billboard space, they would not be so motivated to hang onto them through lawsuits and complaints. This suggestion is nothing personal against the businesses that advertise on the billboards; they are honestly trying to keep their businesses going during economic hard times, and that is a good thing. However, these businesses could explore alternate methods of publicity that are just as effective as the billboards. And by the way, as an HSU alumna, I think it is particularly egregious that a university that takes pride in its ecology programs and green underpinnings would promote the Jacks on one of those bay blighting billboards. Couldn’t HSU

promote the Jacks just as effectively on its very own eponymous radio station? Marilyn Andrews, Arcata   Editor: Just about all billboards are ugly. Traveling into a strange town, I have found them helpful sometimes. For example, I rely on billboards to locate my favorite tourist attraction in Reno, the Sierra Trading Post. But pump repair? Cell phones? There’s got to be a better way.   Susan Nolan, McKinleyville

London Lost Here Editor: Regarding the reference (in “The Death of Redevelopment,” March 29) to the “local legend” of Jack London’s fight in Old Town, it was more than that — according to the Washington Post. The same paper that brought us coverage of the Watergate scandal was apparently listening to Eureka’s version of “Deep Throat” when it reported, in its Aug. 16, 1911, edition, “Jack London Trounced.” The story, from Eureka, stated that London “was beaten in a fight

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at that place by William H. Murphy, Jr., son of millionaire lumberman.” The article continued: “London and Murphy met in a saloon and drifted into a discussion which soon ended in a mutual determination to fight. Murphy was too quick for the novelist and landed a knockdown blow under London’s right eye. This is the second time London has got the worst of a fist fight within a year. His other encounter was with a saloon-keeper in Oakland.”

Until a few years ago you could have trod upon the floor where London landed, but a recent remodeling — perhaps with redevelopment money — removed it. I don’t know about anyone else, but I sort of miss the well-worn tiles that Jack, in the spirit of early day Second Street, was obliged to kiss. Jerry Rohde, Eureka continued on next page • North Coast Journal • Thursday, April 5, 2012


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Editor: While I admire Sylvia De Rooy and often find myself in agreement with her, I think her letter (Mailbox, March 29) misreads history. Sylvia wrote, “I think this county has an awful lot of people who are hurting and who understand that the only way out of this hurt is with a truly progressive candidate … and that’s Norman Solomon.” It’s a nice sentiment, but history suggests that whenever people become more fearful, they swing conservative. That’s why ads like Willie Horton are so effective. We are fortunate to have many appealing candidates for Congress. Susan Adams will get my vote. Susan Adams has devoted her life to helping people as a nurse and professor of nursing. She has established a proven record as a capable political leader in Marin, able to pass legislation in addition to talking about it. She was the champion behind the Marin Energy Authority, winning an important political victory against PG&E.   Susan Adams led the effort to establish the Marin Medical Reserve Corps, a volunteer group of health care professions that has received national recognition. She is an experienced negotiator who wants to knit us together rather than further divide us. In person, she is charming and approachable. She has family in Humboldt. I think Norman Solomon is great, and I’m grateful for the important work he does. I’m voting for Susan Adams. Mitch Trachtenberg, Trinidad

Dissent is Messy Editor: What we are seeing here is what we are seeing all over the country. Namely, that it is easier to love the tenets of the United States Constitution than it is to allow those tenets to be acted upon. That’s because when actual dissent happens — the dissent that is the hallmark of our democracy — it gets messy, and we really kind of hate messiness. All that shouting, all those emotions, all those bodies that

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require an occasional outhouse. After all, we’re trying to run a tidy little government here, people! The danger is that while our county supervisors rush to implement an ordinance aimed at ameliorating the messy old protest (Blog Jammin, April 5), they are chipping away at the ability of their fellow citizens and constituents to exercise constitutional rights. There is a tipping point somewhere along the continuum between totalitarian fascism and violent anarchy; the problem is that those in a position of power often don’t see the trajectory of their decisions until the rights of others have been severely impinged, and the social balance goes far out of whack. Jimmy Smith, Clif Clendenen, Virginia Bass and Ryan Sundberg, while I am not surprised at your choice to hurry this ordinance through, I am nevertheless dismayed. John F. Kennedy said, “Let us never negotiate out of fear. But let us never fear to negotiate.” When such a weighty matter — namely, the First Amendment right to free speech of your fellow Americans — is directly affected by the outcome of your decision, it seems that time and utmost circumspection should be your watchword. That is not what happened in Humboldt County. Carla Baku, Eureka

Flaming Art Invite Editor: Is that bike crime or art? (Blog Jammin, March 22). It must be Art! We’ll call it Transitional Art! You want to see Flaming Art? Try leaving your car, unattended, anywhere on Highway 36 for more than 24 hours! Skylar Blue, Bridgeville

Classic Lunches Editor: Bravo that Humboldt schools coalesce a student’s botanical curiosity with a reduction in food budgets (“School Lunch 2.0,” March 22). I’m glad we’re replacing garbage calories with living nutrients. Soup is good food. School lunch is nothing like “1985. Or even 1965,” as Jada

The Coming Night Here On the north coast of California The wind is blowing strong The coming night is cold Starry liquid light illuminates the ground Clouds blow about an expanse of sky That is moving slow But sure, above the place We occupy Today, this morning I looked out from my man-made perch A second story bedroom Seeing out onto the World of winter There was a small Douglas fir Felled by the strong night-time winds Falling long across the Green tree-filled gully Behind the house A quiet excuse for A contemplation Of the inexactitude Of the moments of ending Of the perpetuity of chaos Of beauty made long Made into the white of bark The green of leaves, being these That are left into the void Of unexplainable silence And stasis — Steve Brackenbury

Calypso Brotman wrote. I had my first school lunch in 1971. It was like going to McDonald’s. It outclassed the fluffer-nutter sandwich, Alligator baggie of apples, and sack of potato chips in my Yellow Submarine boxed lunch.  Lunch ladies weren’t “frightening.” One lady had gold dental work and reminded me of my Grandma when she smiled.  My dad used to ask what we wanted to be when we grew up, and once my sister, Elizabeth, answered that she wanted to be “a lunch lady.”  (Sorry, Elizabeth.) School lunch at PS whatever number, in 1971, was equal to what the “local” corporate diner has priced today at $6.99. Meat wasn’t a mystery. Dairy wasn’t an oily facsimile. More leafy greens and less orangeade, of course, would have improved the menu. There was no breakfast available. At the time I was the only kid whose mom had a job. Americans in general could have addressed these changes with the same dedication to quality. Instead my child and her classmates scraped food wastes, papers and plastics into gray garbage bins as tall as themselves. I know I sound like Dana Carvey’s old man caricature, but it was good food. It was prepared on site. We used silverware and china plates. It wasn’t the Hilton; it was lunchtime in America.  We seem sold that education doesn’t improve by throwing money at it, and we lather, rinse, and repeat that a quality school lunch is just not in the budget, but we find funds to pay public employees to haul the kitchen waste miles away.  Positive change is often hard-won against rock-hard realities by devoted individuals. Maybe thank them and ask how we can further help. It’s premature to pat ourselves on the backs, however; these are baby steps.  Education will yield solutions — perhaps feed your parents well.  Kathryn Bergman, Arcata

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Not in My Court Yard


ny driver with half a brain knows that if you flip the finger to a passing cop he will pull you over. And if you chalk “Fuck the sheriff” in front of a county court, well that’s trouble. Someone did that. And now there’s trouble. You have the right to do both. The First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution protects finger flipping and sheriff cursing. That’s what is so wonderful about it. There’s an old joke. A tourist in Red Square meets a Russian citizen. The American says: “The thing that makes the U.S. so great is that I can stand in front of the White House and say ‘Fuck Obama’ and nothing will happen to me.” The Russian says: “Same here!” The tourist says: “Really?” The Russian says: “Oh yes. I can stand in front of the Kremlin and say ‘Fuck Obama!’ and nothing will happen to me.” The courts in this country protect the U.S. Constitution and therefore our First Amendment rights. That’s what’s so wonderful about our justice system. And the sheriff protects the court. So he should protect the exercise of constitutional rights in front of the court — and that includes speech and assembly. Last week the Board of Supervisors enacted an emergency ordinance that makes it a misdemeanor to among other things: “write, print, cut or carve or otherwise mark in or upon any building or buildings or any seats or benches or any other property whatsoever on the County Courthouse grounds, or any other property whatsoever belonging to the County.” It would also be a misdemeanor to “secure items to County property.” These are buried in an ordinance that ostensibly seeks to control out-of-control camping, animals and defecation outside the courthouse or anything that interferes with court and county business. But we already had laws against physical assault, vandalism and public defecation. Before the new ordinance, you couldn’t attack people or spray paint county walls or poop on sidewalks. The ragtag group of people who call themselves Occupy Humboldt has

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camped outside the courthouse more or less since October. To my knowledge, the county continued to function. What is at issue here is the enforcement of laws on behavior which we already had on the books. Our laws are intended to keep us safe, not necessarily to make us feel comfortable. And certainly not to protect law enforcement officers from hurt feelings. In a story Megan Hansen wrote in the March 19 Times-Standard, court security guard Dante Chelossi said he can see everything going on in front of the courthouse as he screens people for weapons. He said that the Occupy folks weren’t usually the ones causing problems when law enforcement needed to be called. “We never really have a problem with the protesters,” Chelossi told Hansen. “We’ve heard protesters complain about (the homeless and mentally ill).” And if law enforcement needed to be called, how long do you think it took them to respond? Did we really have a situation in which the sheriff’s office couldn’t protect people in its own front yard? But let me get back to Sheriff Michael Downey and the securing things to county property. It seems to me that the real problem started when people began hanging signs on the fence outside the courthouse and refused to take them down when police and sheriff’s deputies told them to, citing California Penal Code Section 602f. That’s according to a March 9 story in the T-S. What seemed to empower the protesters was an email to the effect that the district attorney’s office wouldn’t prosecute people for sign affixation. That got Downey all huffy. He sent an email back to the D.A.’s office saying he would suspend “all efforts to do anything with the continued assault on the courthouse, the employees and the general public due to the immunity given to them by your office.” That reminds me of a tussle I had with my 7-year-old daughter this morning. She found a piece of her artwork on the dish drainer with colors bled out and got so mad she declared she would make no

more art for our house, since we obviously couldn’t take care of it properly. What frustrated Downey, he told Hansen, was that the chain-link fence was county property not public property. I guess that makes Downey a county servant not a public servant. And it makes me a serial trespasser. All this time I thought it was on public land I walked my dog. It turned out it was city land. I also wonder why he thinks that if the district attorney wouldn’t prosecute people under Penal Code section 602f, he would prosecute them under the new ordinance. How great would it be if we had a sheriff who went out of his way to protect chalk on court pavement and signs on court fences that disparaged him and his department? It would take someone with skin as thick as his badge. On Feb. 2, Eureka resident Julie Salmine arranged a counter demonstration to protest the Occupy protest. Now that’s the First Amendment in action. In this country, people protest protests. I recalled that story in the T-S when I read a story on Reuters March 16 about a massive protest in Russia in reaction to a government documentary that featured negative misinformation about protests against Vladimir Putin’s rule. In other words, attempts to quash anti-government protests met with more protests. A Russian tourist walks up to the Humboldt County Courthouse and sees sheriff’s deputies arrest a protester for posting a sign to a chain link fence. He says to a Eureka resident in the crowd: “Same in my country!”

– Marcy Burstiner

Marcy Burstiner is an associate professor of journalism and mass communication at Humboldt State University. She would like to stress that civil disobedience seems to be most effective when people practice civility as part of their disobedience.

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Every Sperm Is Sacred

Catholic hospitals in Humboldt may soon ban sterilizations By Carrie Peyton Dahlberg


regnant women who want their tubes tied after delivery could soon find that their hospital options have dropped sharply. Both St. Joseph and Redwood Memorial could put a halt to such elective sterilizations, which — depending on whom you ask — violate the teachings of the Catholic Church. That would leave just Mad River Hospital as the only place in coastal Humboldt where a woman could have her baby and then get surgical help to prevent future pregnancies. Especially after Caesarean-section deliveries, when the woman wants no more children, “it’s very common if you’re in there anyway that you just do the tubal ligation,” said Dr. Kim Ervin, a gynecologist who owns Northcoast Women’s Health. Even after a vaginal birth, it’s an optimal time for that choice: the uterus is still enlarged, making access easier, and the woman is already in the hospital.

Between 45 and 60 women a month give birth at St. Joseph hospital, Ervin said, and forbidding tubal ligations could drive some of them away just when the hospital is struggling financially. Ervin says that she and many other gynecologists in the region practice at both Mad River and St. Joe’s. But if the impending changes also tighten up on hysterectomies, she said, she may stop working at the Catholic hospital. So far, the local hospital board has only asked a subcommittee to look into bringing its women’s health policies in line with the rest of the 14-hospital system, according to Dr. Christopher Cody, medical chief of staff at St. Joe’s. But there are strong hints that change is coming: Earlier this month, the Napa Valley Register reported that the Queen of the Valley Medical Center, another hospital run by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange, will crack down on tubal ligations. The

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newspaper quoted Sister Marian Schubert sterilization, according to Sandra Hapenas saying that the sisters want to impose ney, who teaches epidemiology at Baylor “one universal policy” that applies to all University in Texas. hospitals. The trouble, Hapenney said in a And Brian telephone Greene, execuinterview, is that tive director of such variation is media relations politically risky Hospitals tell the state of California how for the Orangefor Catholic County-based hospitals. If they many V25.2 procedures — sterilizations “for chain, told the don’t begin folcontraceptive management” — they do North Coast lowing the clear annually, and a Texas researcher compiled the Journal that a directives from data as part of her doctoral dissertation. new policy banthe U.S. Conferning tubal ligaence of Catholic tions, imposed Bishops, she in “the last said, they could YEAR month or so,” jeopardize their will apply to all protection un14 hospitals. der “conscience 2007 34 51 He said the clause” laws. policy has been Catholic hos2008 25 47 “updated and pitals now rely 2009 23 57 clarified” partly on such laws to because it is refuse to pro2010 28 79 now easier to vide abortions 2007-2009 DATA: SANDRA S. HAPENNEY DISSERTATION. do sterilizations and some other 2010 DATA: CALIFORNIA OFFICE OF STATEWIDE HEALTH in a doctor’s women’s health PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT office. (That services. procedure, Hapenney called “Essure,” involves threading in a already had a master’s degree in public device that irritates the lining of fallopian health when she began delving into meditubes, making them scar closed in a few cal records for her doctoral dissertation. months. In Humboldt, Planned ParentShe pulled data from seven different hood contracts with Ervin to offer such states, which require hospitals to submit sterilizations once a month.) records indicating what they’ve done, For pregnant women, though, opting using standard medical codes. Hapenney for Essure after delivery leaves a much zeroed in on one code, “V25.2,” which longer window of fertility. First, they specifically refers to sterilization “for would be advised to wait several months contraceptive management.” after delivery before having the in-office Guess what? Essure procedure done, and then they’d St. Joseph Hospital in Eureka did roughhave to wait roughly three months more ly 50 of those each year from 2007-09, for it to be effective. the time frame Hapenney analyzed, and For years, Catholic hospitals all over doctors at Redwood Memorial averaged the country have varied widely in their around 27 a year. The sterilizations coninterpretations of the church’s ban on continued on next page




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continued from previous page tinued in 2010, according to the California Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development: 28 at Redwood Memorial and 79 at St. Joe’s. Ervin said that at St. Joe’s, doctors whose patients wanted their tubes tied have been required to fill out paperwork saying that the woman’s physical or psychological heath would be endangered by a future pregnancy. Hapenney, a Catholic who also teaches theology at a Catholic high school, can point to the exact footnote in the U.S. bishops’ “Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Health Care Services” which has said — since 1993 — that sterilizations cannot be done to prevent a future pregnancy, even if that pregnancy could put the woman’s life in danger, because it is not a current condition that needs treatment. Only “indirect” sterilizations, such as when doctors remove a cancerous uterus, are permitted. No matter what they say publicly, though, many Catholic hospitals clearly interpret those rules differently, Hapenney said, because the sterilization data doesn’t lie. Of the 176 hospitals she studied, just

under half of them — 85 — allowed doctors to perform “V25.2” sterilizations. In California, doctors did such sterilizations at nearly 70 percent of the Catholic hospitals. The vast majority of those sterilizations nationwide, about 80 percent, involved tubal ligations after C-sections, Happenney said, and virtually all of the rest were tubal ligations after vaginal births. While the spokesman for the St. Joseph chain claimed there were inaccuracies in Hapenney’s work, including occasionally characterizing the treatment of an ectopic pregnancy as a sterilization, he made the assertions only via e-mail and declined to make anyone available for an interview about the specifics. He also declined any comment on the state’s data on the two Catholic hospitals in Humboldt, which showed continuing sterilizations in 2010. The Catholic Medical Association’s Journal, Linacre Quarterly, is preparing to publish an article by Hapenney about her findings. Meanwhile, gynecologists and obstetricians in Humboldt are waiting to find out what the two Catholic hospitals here will do next. ●

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St. Joe’s ‘Vastly’ Downplays Medical Layoffs Back on Monday we reported that 68 people were losing their jobs at St. Joseph Hospital and Redwood Memorial Hospital. At a press conference, CEO Joe Mark said the jobs being cut were “predominantly in non-clinical support staff.” Moments later he one-upped “predominantly,” saying that while there were “some nurses” and “some clinicians” being let go, “the vast majority are coming out of the support area.” How vast was this majority? As it turns out, roughly as vast as the pie slice majority in the Trivial Pursuit tray pictured here. After several back-and-forth emails, St. Joe’s spokesperson Leslie Broomall provided us with the numbers: 10 nursing positions were eliminated and another 12 positions came from the clinician side. Together that accounts for nearly a third of the total layoffs. ● COMMERCE, COMMUNITY, EMPLOYMENT / BY HEIDI WALTERS / MARCH 30, 3:57 P.M.

W— Now Hiring Job seekers, an announcement: You may now go apply for a job at Wal-Mart in Eureka. The job announcements have just gone up on all those fun sites the unemployed pore over seeking something, something, to do with their groceriesyearning, bills-owing or parent-harangued selves. One site notes they’re looking for a pharmacy manager (by the way, Cloney’s, Safeway and CVS are also looking for

pharmacy types). Another, AllRetailJobs. com, heralds the abundance: FRONT END Cashiers, Customer Service Desk, Cart Pushers, People Greeters RECEIVING Stockers and Unloaders SALES ASSOCIATES Associates and Supervisors for all Departments OVERNIGHT Maintenance, Stockers They’re taking applications at the WalMart Hiring Center, 301 7th Street; at the Employment Development Department/ Workforce Services at 409 K Street; and online. Wal-Mart haters, an announcement: It looks like the nearly 3,000 of you who’ve signed that petition to keep Wal-Mart outta here have your job cut out for you. It’s apparently still coming. However, the site where you can sign the petition is also still up. Now go forth, warriors. For you who want to work at Wal-Mart, mind your motto (well, Wal-Mart’s): “Your spark makes us Wal-Mart.” For you who want to stop the Big Smile, maybe just flip that around to “Wal-Mart makes us spark.” ● ACTIVISM, LAW / BY ANDREW GOFF / MARCH 29, 9:44 A.M.

The End of Occupy Eureka? Doesn’t appear that way. As expected, Humboldt County Sheriff’s Department deputies arrived in front of the Humboldt County Courthouse at 4 p.m. Wednesday to begin enforcement of the “urgency ordinance” passed by the Humboldt County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday. Prior to their arrival, Occupy Eureka members moved their information tables over the crack in the pavement denoting where the public sidewalk begins. (The new ordinance notes that it “shall not apply to the public sidewalks directly bordering the grounds.”) Deputies cut down signs and tarps affixed to the fence while protesters hurled “traitor” and “fascist” their way. Occupier James Decker stated that the occupation would continue, albeit in the much more cramped confines of the narrow strip of sidewalk. “The sidewalk will still be open at 9:30 p.m.” Decker said. “We still plan to be 24/7.” READ FULL POSTS AND SEE PHOTOS AT




One arrest was made. During the sign excising period, Patricia Kanzler wrapped herself in an American flag-style banner to keep it from being confiscated. Deputies let her keep it and moved on. Immediately, Kanzler attempted to reattach the banner to the fence. After being told she would have to stop putting things on the fence, she responded: “I can’t do that.” She was asked to put her hands behind her back. She complied, was cuffed and trotted away. The full Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office press release is on our website. Did Occupy Eureka last past last night’s 9:30 deadline? Sure enough, protesters and tables remained amidst Thursday morning’s drizzle. ● BEER, BUSINESS / BY RYAN BURNS / MARCH 28, 4:41 P.M.

Humboldt County: Beer Champion Today’s New York Times features a lipsmacking review of American porters — those deliciously dark, British-style ales — and get this: The expert panel’s top 10 list includes not one but two porters brewed right here in Humboldt County: Mad River Brewing Co.’s Steelhead Scotch Porter (“earthy, grainy flavors with a mild hint of chocolate”) and Eel River Brewering Co.’s Certified Organic Porter (“balanced, with strong chocolate flavor and a touch of sweetness”). Cheers to that! Sure, San Francisco’s Speakeasy Payback Porter nabbed the top spot. (With Sierra Nevada’s entry coming in fourth, that’s four of the top 10 from NorCal.) But no other county had two winners. And two is more than one, so we win. Right? I’ll drink to that. ●


Supes Restrict Occupy Protesters This morning the Humboldt County Board of Supervisors voted 4-1 (with 3rd District Supervisor Mark Lovelace opposing) to enact an “urgency ordinance” ostensibly designed to address “health, safety and access concerns” on county courthouse grounds. These concerns (or complaints, if you prefer) have accompanied the Occupy protests that have been taking place there since September. Among other, seemingly redundant prohibitions, the ordinance outlaws all of the following on courthouse grounds: “Using” them between 9:30 p.m. and 6 a.m. Camping Storing personal property Erecting structures or securing items to county property Obstructing access or interfering with the passage of others Using or interfering with county water and electrical services Operating a food facility You can download the draft ordinance — along with a whole bunch of written complaints compiled by county staff. One highlight (lowlight?): A letterwriter addresses defecation in the bushes across the street from the courthouse thusly: “Sorry to say, some of us actually witnessed the commencement of the unmentionable deed this morning (not as entertaining as you would expect).” Another witness to such an event used more colloquial terms: “There was a scruffy guy squatting and emptying his bowels — and I could see his junk.” Feel free to, uh, deposit your opinions on the ordinance on our website or with the supervisors. ●






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The World is Yours, Oyster Farmer Or will be, if the Harbor District can open more of the bay to mariculture Story and photos by Heidi Walters


he oyster farmer stands in the stern of the small gray skiff, clear-eyed, a bit of smile on his wind-nipped, broad face. Weather’s supposed to turn nasty, but he’s just wearing waders over his jeans, a black cotton sweatshirt under his orange life vest, and a tan ball cap that doesn’t cover his ears. With one hand on the tiller, the other in his jeans pocket, the farmer guides the skiff up a shiny channel between slick mudflats in North Bay, the northern bulbous extension of Humboldt Bay that nudges against Arcata. Low tide. He tips his chin at the sights: a flock of black brandts, flying in low across the bay to land in a dark-green eelgrass patch and begin nibbling. Earlier, the loon

by the dock, an uncommon, speckled apparition; must be migrating through. He slows the skiff, gently nudges its prow into a mudflat, and water clinks against the metal hull. Spread out on the exposed bay bottom before the skiff is one of his company’s oyster farms: rows upon rows of long ropes strung between short PVC pipes about a foot above the bay mud, with clumpy oblong shells woven into them every few inches. Algae and mud have coated everything in brown-



green-gold, though here and there wink glimmers of pearly shell. It looks like a squat, murky vineyard. These were “planted” last fall, during a low tide, the farmer says. Though you can’t see them from the boat, each of the shells attached to the ropes has tiny oysters growing all over it; the little oysters are called “spat,” the big empty shell they’ve cemented themselves onto is called “cultch,” and together they make “oyster seed.” It’ll be two years, about, before harvesters can come in here, during a high tide, and haul the ropes in to collect the heavy adult oyster clusters. Back in the open water, the skiff heading deeper into the middle of the bay, rain replaces sun and a rising wind whips the water into an alarming chop. The farmer, still standing, looks unperturbed. In command of his world.

Surely, this is the life. Following the rhythm of the tides, the ocean flowing in, flowing out, in, out. Inhabiting a world of birds and seals. Producing a food for the sort of folks who care about where it comes from and how it’s grown — heck, not even able to keep up with their hunger. A dream. A dream, apparently, that few can afford. To hear this oyster farmer and others tell it, if you want to set up a new oyster farm on the bay — or expand an existing one — you’ll need buckets of money and the perseverance of a gull choking down a starfish to complete the slow-going, complex multi-agency permitting and environmental review process. Not that current or prospective farmers necessarily disagree with the regulations, he says. “It’s not the 1950s anymore; you don’t get to do whatever you damned well please,” says the farmer, whose name is Greg Dale. As the southwest operations manager

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oysters from Humboldt Bay for as long as they have co-existed with the large, shallow, wasp-waisted estuary. Native people ate the small, metallic-tasting Olympias that grew naturally, albeit slowly, in the bay and sloughs. Then came the Gold Rush, and first the hungry new hordes gobbled up the Olympias in San Francisco’s waters. Then they reached long for those in Humboldt and other remote bays, importing young stock back to cultivate in San Francisco Bay (where, by the early 1900s, the water was becoming so polluted by industrial and population growth that the native oyster fishery was again declining rapidly, forcing shellfish farmers to seek out other bays.) Humboldt’s native Olympia oyster population, never that robust, collapsed. In the early 1950s Humboldt Bay shellfish farmers began cultivating the sweet Pacifics and, later, the mild, cucumbery Kumamotos, both originally from Japan. Coast Seafoods came in during that time, and by 1995 was the largest operator in Humboldt Bay, with 180 employees working with oysters grown on nearly 1,000 acres of the bay. Coast used a technique called bottom culture back then: placing oyster seed — baby oysters attached to clean bits of oyster shell — on the bay bottom in select sites, then, after about three years, barging in a hydraulic harvesting machine to shoot water over the oyster beds in ever-widening circles, exposing the oysters in the muck and flipping them onto a conveyor belt to be hauled in. If you’ve ever looked at old aerial photos, you may have noticed the odd “crop circle” marks that this method left in the North Bay. (That’s where most of Humboldt Bay’s shellfish farming occurs; South Bay, with its massive eelgrass beds, is dominated by a national wildlife refuge.) In the mid-1990s, biologists and environmentalists began worrying that hydraulic dredge harvesting was hurting other habitat, including eelgrass beds which black brandt geese and other creatures rely on. They also didn’t like Coast’s habit


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regulators alike — locally, regionally, nationally. Oh, and listen. Hear that? It’s the wellheeled, banging their empty plates on elegantly clothed tables, demanding more Humboldt Kumamotos.



of discarding shucked shells on the bay bottom, saying it created an uninhabitable pavement. And they protested Coast’s killing of bat rays, the bottom-dwelling, shark-related creatures that would sweep through bottom culture farms and eat up all the oysters. For years, Fish and Game had issued depredation permits to Coast to kill a certain number of bat rays. The ensuing regulatory battle lasted a decade. A cease-and-desist order from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in 2003 forced Coast to stop planting oysters in eelgrass habitat. Fish and Game revoked Coast’s bat ray depredation permit. Coast had to switch from bottom culture to long-line, rack-and-bag and other methods in which oysters grow suspended, and contained, in the water column above the bay bottom. That ended dredging and put




the oysters out of reach of the bat rays, eliminating the need to kill them. Coast also quit dumping empty shells back in the bay. The changes resulted in a reduction of its farmed area, over time, to 300 acres and of its workforce to about 50 employees. (Coast actually owns about 561 acres and leases about 3,385 acres in North Bay.) In 2007, Coast completed the environmental review and permit procedures reflecting these changes. Today, Coast and other growers in the bay are required to avoid disturbing eelgrass beds, marine mammals, birds, spawning herring and salmonids and other fish and animals. They all are required to keep their permits updated and do water sampling once a month; Coast does it almost every day, said Dale. In addition, they must have


their products — whether imported for culturing or exported to other growers or markets — regularly tested for disease and contamination. Today, Humboldt Bay’s five shellfish growers produce more oysters than anywhere else in California; some are consumed locally, but many are exported. In 2009, the California Legislature called Humboldt Bay the Oyster Capital of California. The Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch refers to Humboldt-grown oysters as a “best-choice” seafood because, among other things, the harvest of them has a low impact on the ecosystem and other habitats — a nod, you could say, to those changes in farming practices. Humboldt Bay also is the only estuary in California free of the diseases that have impacted shellfish elsewhere, and

Rolls of oyster seed — tiny oysters on clean adult half shells — await transport from the Coast Seafoods dock to their farm on the bay. They’ll be strung between short pipes planted in the bay and left to grow big over the next couple of years.

thus is the only place in the state certified to grow clam and oyster seed for export, said longtime local shellfish grower Ted Kuiper. (Kuiper has since retired and sold off his business and leases to other farmers. He now serves as a mentor for up-and-comers.) Three of Humboldt Bay’s growers export seed to some 60 farms along the West Coast from British Columbia to Mexico. Another fun fact: One oyster can filter 17 gallons of water a day. And you don’t have to do anything other than put them out there in the water — carefully, minding those other inhabitants — where they can do their thing. All it takes is “clean water, naturally occurring phytoplankton, tide energy and sunlight” to grow shellfish, said Kuiper. And negotiating those permits. Shellfish farming takes place on public lands held in trust by the state of California. Locally, three entities — the cities of Eureka and Arcata, and the harbor district — handle the leasing of these trust lands to shellfish farmers. The farmers must get permits from their leasing authority, as well as from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the California Coastal Commission, the California Water Quality Control Board and Humboldt County. Their operations also must pass muster with a slew of local, state and federal entities, from the state Department of Fish and Game to the National Marine Fisheries Service.

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and their other introduced ilk are the posterchildren for exotic species we dare to like — as long as there’s none of that bat ray-killing, shell-paving, bottom-blast-

ing, eelgrass-disturbing business going on to cultivate them, like in the old days. They sit out there in the bay in plastic mesh bags dangling from rebar racks, or attached like clusters of stone grapes to long ropes suspended between PVC pipes, or as tiny seed growing in racks floated under rafts. They’re doing what they’d do, more or less, in the wild — hanging out cemented to something, filtering water and growing plump, while flora, water birds and other fauna mingle among them. They don’t interfere with the remnant populations of native Olympia oysters. Any new leases will have to be operated in the same way. Harbor commissioner Mike Wilson, who worked with some Humboldt State University natural resources planning students on a study to see if expanding mariculture in the bay seemed feasible, said his team tried to root out conflicts that might flare up over an increase in farm leases. “If there was going to be a conflict, we weren’t even going to do this,” Wilson said. “We couldn’t find overt conflict. … The perception of this industry has changed dramatically.” Some questions and concerns have been raised, however. Maggy Herbelin, a longtime bay health activist, said she hopes the district studies the carrying capacity — that is, how much food is in the bay, and how many oysters it would take to deplete the food and starve out other creatures depending on it. Adam Wagschal, who is with the consulting firm that’s working on the project for the harbor district, HT Harvey & Associates, said carrying capacity will be determined either by modeling or by observation. “One good thing about shellfish culture is it’s not permanent,” he said. “You can take it out,” he said, if there appears to be a problem. He also noted that the ocean provides much of the food in the bay — a pretty huge source.

Another concern to explore is whether adding more structures to the bay — some farmers use rafts from which they hang racks full of seed — might provide more platforms for certain predators. Jennifer Kalt, the policy director for Humboldt Baykeeper, said as long as the project can be done so as not to impact eelgrass — important for three listed salmonids and many other creatures — she thinks it’s “forward-thinking” in its goal to ease permit burdens as well as its consideration of the cumulative impacts of the new farms, “rather than reviewing each new farm one at a time.” There will also be the matter of fairness, if and when these new sites get permitted and are ready to be leased. “There will be fierce bidding for these sites,” said Kuiper. “The growers here are universally supportive of new people coming here. So I will be one of those individuals looking at this to ensure it’s done fairly, that no company is able to receive more than 50 percent, say, of the areas that come up for bid. And that it all be done in public hearings.”

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posal scored higher than just about any project the Headwaters Fund Board had been presented with before. “It’s the kind of work we want to do,” said Dawn Elsbree, coordinator of the Headwaters Fund. “We want to help business be able to grow, and aquaculture is an industry that makes sense for us here. We have a clean bay, it’s an export business, and there was a direct link to job creation — they could prove that for every additional acre they could grow shellfish in, it would create a specific number of jobs.” According to the district’s proposal to the Headwaters Fund, the five growers employ 65 people full time and have a combined payroll of $1.4 million. They make a total of $6.2 million in gross sales per year. (They contribute in other ways to the local economy — the annual Arcata Bay Oyster Festival can bring in more than $750,000 in a weekend.)

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Harbor commissioner Wilson and his student team identified 2,647 acres that could potentially be used for shellfish farming and not harm eelgrass beds or other cohabitants of the bay. If even just a quarter of those acres got approved for new leases, that could add 33 more jobs to the local economy, according to Kuiper’s calculations. Another factor in the proposal’s favor, said Wilson, was that the demand for oysters continues to rise. Local growers can’t keep up, in fact, and sometimes have to buy oysters from elsewhere to meet their orders. Diane Windham, the regional aquaculture coordinator for the National Marine Fisheries Service’s southwest region, said the United States still imports 85 percent of its seafood. Lately, she said, imports have dropped a bit, as international demand for shellfish and other seafood has increased, creating more competition. So, plenty of room, at least demand-wise, remains for more shellfish growers in the U.S. Meanwhile, said Wilson, the prices for oysters don’t fluctuate wildly. It seems a steady, growing business. “This is one of the low-hanging fruits on our list of priorities for economic development,” he said. But what really impressed the board members, said Elsbree, was the fact that here was a small cluster of growers on a bay perfect for growing shellfish — and they wanted to let more farmers in to share their good fortune. Some of them even had employees itching to start their own farms. And they’d come together to promote the expansion idea, writing letters of support and speaking at meetings. So, who are these benevolent people? And why are they so eager for competition? The five growers on the bay range dramatically in size and type of operation. Some grow oysters. Some grow oysters and clams. Some grow seeds. Some have multiple employees. One is run by just one man. But one thing that becomes clear when you talk to the folks running these operations or working for them: It’s like one big squishy family out there, with a lot of interdependence and a friendly

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hierarchy, and with most oysters that grew together on the farm in the bay. right coast workers check members having some oysters for broken shells. Damaged sort of connection to are placed in bags and put back in critters patriarch Kuiper. the bay to heal their broken shells. Coast Seafoods, the largest operator, grows adult oysters which it sells all over the who also grows mussels, started shellfish world, and seed oysters and seed clams farming in the bay more than 30 years which it sells to growers locally and elseago. He was the first to break into the where on the West Coast, from Canada local small-restaurant market, and today to Mexico. It recently received permits to dominates it. He also does the Farmers’ expand its clam-seed operation. Market in Arcata. Taylor Mariculture, the next largest And then there is the littlest guy on operator in Humboldt Bay, is owned by the bay, Aqua-Rodeo Farms, owned and the largest producer of farmed shellfish in operated by Sebastian Elrite. Elrite got his North America, Taylor Shellfish, based in start in the oyster business in 1992, when Washington state. In 2009, Taylor bought he was a wildlife management student at most of Ted Kuiper’s seed business Humboldt State, working first for North (established in 1981), and grows clam and Bay and later for Kuiper Mariculture. In oyster seeds which it sells locally and up 1997, he started his own company on a and down the West Coast. Taylor plans to 10-acre site he subleases from North Bay build a large seed nursery on the Samoa Shellfish, where he grows Pacific oysters Peninsula and is undergoing the permitwith the rack-and-bag method: suspendting and review for that now. ing them individually above the bay Humboldt Bay Oyster Co.’s Todd Van bottom in plastic mesh bags hung from Herpe bought a portion of Kuiper’s seed rebar racks. Oysters raised this way can farm in 2002; he was Kuiper’s manager grow large and be nicely shaped, because for 10 years before that. Van Herpe grows they’re not growing against other oysters, medium-sized seed oysters to sell to but the stress-free isolation can also other producers, and adult oysters that produce weaker shells. Business has been generally end up at trendy oyster bars tough; rising gas prices ate into the profits in the San Francisco Bay Area, although from his trips to the Ukiah Farmers’ Marhe also sells some to Café Waterfront in ket, and the outboard motor on his boat Eureka and Murphy’s Market in Cutten. blew up, making it hard for him to farm Because he bought an existing business, at all. “I actually took a part-time job this Van Herpe didn’t have to go through the winter,” Elrite said. He works some days initial, long permitting process. on Coast Seafoods’ docks. “For me it’s not North Bay Shellfish’s Scott Sterner, about the money so much as being out

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there, and just enjoying the outdoor seasonality of it. Being at rhythm with nature, the tide. It’s an interesting lifestyle, kind of romantic in a way.”

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Aqua-Rodeo Farms to big Coast Seafoods, each farmer seems excited about the prospect of more space to farm on the bay, and even about more farmers. “All the shellfish producers are friends and we all work together,” said Dale, with Coast Seafoods. A former president of the California Aquaculture Association, and a recently elected harbor commissioner, Dale said he’s pushed hard for years for something like this. “There’ve never been that many of us. There could be more.” Taylor Mariculture spokesperson Bill Dewey said if the harbor district’s prepermitting project succeeds and more farmers set up on the bay, that would likely increase the demand for Taylor seed. “The more the merrier,” said Todd Van Herpe. “I know one of the guys who works for me would like to have his own farm sometime.” Van Herpe also likes that the district’s consultants will identify on maps likely locations for future restoration of the native Olympia oysters — a particular passion of continued on page 22

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At Coast Seafood’s shellfish operation on Waterfront Drive, men in rubber aprons and slickers work in several sheds. In one, several are stringing oyster seeds — clean mother half shells covered with tiny oysters — onto yellow rope, splitting the rope first to wrap around the edges of each oyster seed, then pushing the attached seed along into a long mesh bag. When the bag is full, it’s gathered shut and placed with a stack of others; they’ll be hauled at low tide to Coast’s lease in the bay, strung onto short pipes in rows and left to grow. In another shed, more men are sorting good oysters from cracked ones — the damaged ones will be thrown back into ON A RECENT WEDNESDAY, HUMBOLDT BAY OYSTER CO.’S TODD VAN HERPE DELIVERED DOZENS OF the bay in bags where they can PACIFIC AND KUMAMOTO OYSTERS TO EUREKA’S CAFÉ WATERFRONT, A REGULAR CUSTOMER. grow and heal. The soft clinking of shells in both rooms sounds like summer vacation — hamknown Kuiper for 30 years, and his comhis, not for commercial reasons but just mock, wind chimes. Fast-moving hands pany buys a lot of seed from Humboldt. to “see if we can help nature get back to indicate it is repetitive, hard work. In When Finger, who’s also a marine biolowhat it was.” The project won’t include another shed, the ear-splitting slam of air the actual restoration. gist, talks about wanting to grow adult hammers leaves no doubt of that. Here, Elrite hopes he can snap up a new lease oysters in Humboldt Bay, he sounds like a earplug-wearing workers hold clusters of of his own — perhaps one less sensitive true foodie. cemented-together adult oysters to the to rainfall closures. Right now, if half an “If we grow a Pacific oyster up there hammers, which look like violently vibratinch of rain falls within 24 hours, he has it’s different than what we grow here,” he ing big screwdrivers, to sheer them apart. to shut down for three days to allow any said. “Oysters vary on two things. One, Back out on the water, rain dashing pollutants washed in from land to flush on species — like a wine grape, a varietal. harder and waves out. Some sites, such as Coast’s which are And then there’s place. Like terroir [for growing deep, closer to the bay entrance and get more wine], there’s merroir: Each bay has a difGreg Dale ocean water flushing, don’t shut down ferent signature in terms of salinity, types is bouncing until more rain has fallen. of plankton, how much current there is. I the skiff hard Meanwhile, Kuiper, though officially think oysters are more about place than across the retired from the business, frequently takes any other food — it says something about farthest fetch of wannabe Humboldt Bay oyster farmers on a bay to be able to say it’s healthy enough the bay, heading tours of local operations. He said he often to grow shellfish in. Right there we’re sayfor the dock. “You fields calls from such folks. He used to tell ing we care about the watershed.” have to be frickin’ them about the long, complex permitting It sounds a little trendy — “merroir,” incrazy to do this,” he process, and they’d slink away. These days deed. But then, Humboldt County has not says, half-jokingly. he tells them to come have a look. And been shy about embracing this increased It’s not for they’re not all rookies. fetishizing of wine and food — where it’s One of these prospective new bay grown, who farmed it, whether it suffered farmers is the Hog Island Oyster Co, or hurt anything. It’s a national affliction established 29 years ago on Tomales Bay. that makes shellfish farmers very happy, The company raises more than 3 million and that regulators are eager to encourage. BUCKETS OF ICED ADULT oysters a year. Most of them supply Hog Even the National Marine Fisheries OYSTERS AWAIT Island’s three restaurants, including one Service is getting on board. In June it SORTING INSIDE A in the Ferry Building in San Francisco, said launched a National Shellfish Initiative, COAST SEAFOODS co-founder of the company, John Finger, a twofold policy to increase commercial WORK SHED ON by phone recently. Finger already seems and restoration-minded shellfish aquaWATERFRONT DRIVE like part of the Humboldt family: He’s culture. IN EUREKA.


the greedy or fainthearted. Days colder than this March morning. Low tide-chasing, sometimes in the pitch-black night, to plant your oyster seeds. Weeks when you can’t farm because rain has flushed pollutants into the bay so you’ve got to sit it out, give the ocean time to purge. Being at the mercy of your neighbors: people spraying chemicals in their yards, dogs pooping, cars dripping grease onto the pavement. Knowing you probably won’t get stinkin’ rich any time soon. And if you’re Dale, the short-strawdrawing “meetings bitch” (as he puts it) at Coast Seafoods, you might swap all of that loveliness much of the time for the dreary, dry insides of too many board rooms. But even for Dale — when he gets a chance, say, to go out water sampling or to check on the shellfish — and especially for smaller operators, the sort the harbor district envisions luring in, it really can be the good life. And getting rich doesn’t have anything to do with it, says Van Herpe, the owner of Humboldt Bay Oyster Co. “I gave up on career choices that were supposed to make you rich and famous,” he said one day recently, as he prepared to deliver several sacks of oysters to Café Waterfront. “But I am rich in many ways. Here I am, 45 years old and doing the same stuff I was doing when I was 8 years old and running around in shorts and a T-shirt in the bayous of Texas catching fish and frogs.” ●

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ART SHOW Art by & about youth of Humboldt County. Art Sale, Raffle & Fundraiser for Humboldt County Teen Court.

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he production of Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing now on stage at North Coast Repertory Theatre in Eureka is light on its feet. The action and the language move swiftly and intelligibly. There are basically two stories to tell: the melodramatic tale of false accusations made against a noble’s daughter that disrupts one love affair, and the more comic battle of wits of another couple, who are nevertheless destined for each other. It is the interplay of this latter couple —Beatrice and Benedick — that gives this play its enduring fame. The mixture of these stories makes this play unique. Both stories begin lightly, with the return of soldiers after a war. A wealthy landowner, Leonato (played by James Read), his daughter, Hero (Jennifer Trustem), niece Beatrice (Kimberly Haile) and brother Antonio (Scott Osborn) greet these soldiers, who evidently had been stationed there before: the prince Don Pedro (Bobby Bennett), the young Claudio (Evan Needham) and Benedick (Ethan Edmonds.) Lurking in the background is Don John (David Hamilton), the surly villain of the piece. As Beatrice and Benedick continue their “merry war” of witticisms aimed at each other, Claudio falls in love with Hero. When this match seems assured, the others set about tricking Beatrice and Benedick (in a couple of madcap scenes) into realizing they love each other. But both stories turn serious at the aborted wedding of Claudio and Hero, after Claudio and Don Pedro have been deceived by agents of Don John into believing Hero is unfaithful. It is to the particular credit of veteran actors Bob Service and especially James Read that this scene is credibly powerful; Evan Needham is also notably effective. This crisis brings Beatrice and Benedick

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together, and after much more ado, the play ends happily with promises of several repetitions of “I do.” The roles of Beatrice and Benedick (who W.H. Auden called Shakespeare’s most likeable characters) have attracted many famous actors through the centuries, including Emma Thompson and Kenneth Branagh (1993) in what for my money is among the best movies made from a Shakespeare play, and the former Doctor Who tandem of Catherine Tate and David Tennant in a British stage version last year. In this production, Kimberly Haile’s performance as Beatrice is bold, quick, vivid and broad. With light movements and line readings that are natural and nuanced, Ethan Emmons is a superior Benedick. Though very different in style from his recent role in Look Back in Anger at Ferndale Rep, his performance here is again reason enough to see this show. Among the generally solid supporting cast, Charlie Heinberg as the drunken conspirator Borachio had an especially affecting scene. Other cast members not named so far are Katy Curtis, Wesley Fuller, Marin Griffin, Zoe Helton, Megan Johnson, Ed Munn, Alex Service, Pam Service, Keili Simmons Marble and George Szabo. The production is uneven, and the Benedick and Beatrice relationship didn’t seem to me to quite find its heart until very late. But apart from some lapses of taste that might spoil this soufflé for some viewers, it is inventive and enjoyable. Director Calder Johnson creates a credible world and mostly equips his actors to succeed. Though the period is awkwardly but not fatally changed to the 1940s, Shakespeare’s location of Sicily is retained, by which the Bard basically signals that the characters are more passionate than the English. The set by Jody Sekas suggests a Latin village timelessness, and

David Kenworthy’s lighting keeps it sunny. Keili Simmons Marble choreographed the handsome dances, though the recorded music is woefully inadequate. JM Wilkerson designed sound, and costumes are by Megan Johnson, Calder Johnson and Jennifer Trustem. Much Ado About Nothing plays weekends at NCRT through April 21.

Coming Up

Toronto’s internationally acclaimed Faustwork Mask Theater presents The Mask Messengers, a set of comic and dramatic vignettes inspired by the assembled masks, at the Arcata Playhouse on Friday and Saturday (Apr. 6 and 7) at 7 p.m., and also at 2 p.m. on Saturday, as part of the Playhouse Family Fun series. The Dell’Arte Company presents a New Works Cabaret, Friday through Sunday (Apr. 6-8) at 8 p.m. in the Carlo Theatre. A variety of brand new work will feature Stephanie Thompson, Joe Krienke, Lauren Wilson, Joan Schirle, Zuzka Sabata, Barney Baggett and more. Speaking of Dell’Arte, its International School is the subject of a scholarly article in the March 2012 issue of Theatre Topics, a publication of Johns Hopkins University Press in cooperation with the Association for Theatre in Higher Education. The article is by Claire Canavan, a lecturer in the University of Texas Theatre and Dance Department, and is based partly on her experience as a student in a four-week summer intensive at Dell’Arte in 2009. She notes a “productive tension between the idea that the actor is an artist with an original point of view, and yet that artistry and point of view are developed specifically through ensemble and community.” She writes that the Dell’Arte program stands out in how it “envisions the role of the actor in theatre and also the role of the actor in society.” ●

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Salmon Celebration

New work by Michael Guerriero at First Street Gallery





By Bob Doran



hose familiar with the work of Michael Guerriero may be surprised by his latest show, opening this weekend in HSU’s First Street Gallery. The mixed-media works on paper and canvas are different from what you’ve seen from the artist, who works at his home studio on a mountainside near Bridgeville. While he’s known for refined serigraphs showing forest scenes, seascapes and wide open vistas of mountains and rivers, the new work in his show, “Celebrating the Eel River Salmon Run,” is infused with naïve elements. These images of salmon are not just childlike, they’re done by children. As art students from HSU were putting the finishing touches on the First Street show last week, Guerriero recalled the project’s genesis. It began along a salmonrich river, the Van Duzen (a tributary of the Eel), in sessions when kids got out of their classrooms to learn about nature. “I’d been doing these workshops with kids at Pamplin Grove for a few years, printing with fish, making these sets of flags,” said Guerriero, explaining that the Japanese call the fish print process gyotaku. “It was part of a science and ecology program through several schools; Barbara Domanchuk has been getting grants

through the Save the Redwood League to do them for something like five or six years.” While the students learned from local scientists about trees, fish and the like, Guerriero was among those providing an art component. That led him to a project of his own working with schools in the Eel River watershed. He received a grant from the Humboldt Area Foundation’s Ruby Kennedy Memorial Field of Interest Fund to support teaching kids in local schools about art — and about the watershed they live in. Guerriero would start by talking about salmon and showing the kids videos of swimming fish, underwater shots done by videographer Thomas Dunklin. “Then I showed them how to do some simple brush drawing, maybe with some textures, and asked them to create their own drawings,” said Guerriero. The drawings were turned into silkscreen stencils, which the kids used to print a different sort of fish flag. The First Street show includes silkscreen prints by 140 kids ranging from 10-year-olds up to teens and coming from tiny towns like Casterlin, Blocksburg and Alderpoint, and from the Round Valley Reservation in Covelo. The kid-created art was just phase one. Guerriero created his works, using around 40 different fish screens as elements, to paint a portrait of salmon life. In one piece the fish become a constellation, in another a forest with clouds above, showing, he said, “how the salmon bring a whole slug of nutrients into the watershed every year and create this wealth with the redwoods. It’s a codependence: the forest creates the habitat for them to reproduce in, and the fish bring in nutrients to make a strong forest.” You could call Guerriero an artist/activ-

ist. He’s a community organizer in Bridgeville and he sits on the board of Friends of the Eel River, an environmental advocacy group. While Guerriero was beginning work on his project, Friends of the Eel River held a campout on the river near Hearst, an unincorporated area in Northern Mendocino, and invited the Round Valley feather dancers and a spiritual leader. Children danced and adults drummed, and in the dance celebrating the return salmon run, “we were all invited to touch water, touch the river. A fire was lit in the center — the kids danced around it,” he said. “It was powerful.” The salmon dance was in the summer of 2010. “That fall, following that, all of a sudden a huge run of salmon came up the river. I saw that happen and thought I should turn the whole year of work into acknowledging the salmon run. I’m turning 60 this year and that seemed like a good way to spend my year,” he said. Another piece in the show, “Balancing Act,” echoes the salmon life cycle lessons. He says, “It’s about all of the elements the salmon have to balance in their lives as they complete their cycle. They have to make it out to the ocean alive, survive for three years, then come back to the same river where they were hatched to reproduce. It’s an extraordinary thing.” It’s believed that half a million fish once returned to the Eel River annually. That number dropped dramatically, with only 500 to 600 salmon per run showing up in 2005 and 2006 at the Van Arsdale Dam fish ladders, where water from the Eel is

diverted to the Russian River. Restoration work has since boosted that a good bit. “In 2010, the count was up to around 2,400 fish; 2011 was about the same,” said Guerriero. “And this last year a fair percentage were jacks, 2-year-old males precocious enough to come up with the older fish, then go back to the ocean.” As he tells this story, his eyes light up. He’s genuinely jazzed about the salmon revival — and about this show he’s completed. “It’s a celebration.” he said. “That was part of my pitch to the kids — we’ve had this extraordinary run of salmon in the Eel River for these last years, and things like that don’t happen all the time. I tried to transfer my enthusiasm to them.” It’s clear that enthusiasm reflected back on the teacher — it shows up in his work. A reception for Michael Guerriero’s “Celebrating the Eel River Salmon Run” will be held Saturday, April 7, during Arts Alive! Guerriero will present an artist talk on his exhibition at the gallery on May 5 at 3 p.m. First Street Gallery is open Tuesday through Sunday from 12 to 5 p.m. at 422 First St., Eureka. For more information call 443-6363 or go to www. Ten percent of sales from the exhibition will be donated to the Friends of the Eel River, who are hosting an all-day conference, “A River Renaissance: the Ecology, Life, and Future of the Eel River,” on Saturday, April 14, at the River Lodge in Fortuna. Information at ● • NORTH COAST JOURNAL • THURSDAY, APRIL 5, 2012




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Presented by the Humboldt Arts Council and Eureka Main Street. Opening receptions for artists, exhibits and/or performances are held the first Saturday of each month. Phone (707) 442-9054 or go to for more information or to have an exhibit/performance included.

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First Saturday Night Arts Alive! Saturday, April 7, 6-9 p.m.

A. UNITY OF THE REDWOODS 1619 California St. Teresa Olivares, Linda Susan Hawkes, Lynna Ridgeway and Mark Files, new paintings, drawings, collages and jewelry; Metaphysical Bookstore also open. B. ST. INNOCENT ORTHODOX CHURCH 939 F St. Ken Gatlin, A Gift from God, paintings. 1. EUREKA INN 518 Seventh St. Peggy Jenkinson, Silent Poetry, multimedia and verre eglomisé paintings. 2. HUMBOLDT ARTS COUNCIL at the Morris Graves Museum of Art 636 F St. Humboldt Artist Gallery: Artist Cooperative; Performance Rotunda: Michael Dieter and Nola Price, performing; William Thonson Gallery: 11th Annual Northwest Eye Regional Photography Competition and Exhibition; Homer Balabanis Gallery: Clayton Bailey, David Gilhooly, Melissa Chandon, Roy de Forest, Luis Guiterrez, John Swingdler; Anderson Gallery: Tony Ghera Collection, works of local artists; Knight Gallery: Shawn Gould, Humboldt Wild, paintings; Atrium Gallery: Morris Graves, works from HAC Permanent Collection and The Life and Art of Morris Graves; Youth Gallery: Hiroshige’s Stations of the Tokaido Road, 22 prints from 53 stations of the Tokaido Road in 1832; Floyd Bettiga Gallery: Joyce umbold Family Arts Day Jonte, paintings; Second HSaturday t Bay Gallery: Children’s art. 3. REDWOOD REALM ARCHITECTURAL ANTIQUES 618 F St. 3a. EUREKA THEATER 618 F St. Blue Angel Burlesque troupe’s Sweet Dreams event. Doors open at 8:00 49a 50 51 p.m. $25. to 59 48 48a 54 54a 55a 55 52 53 3b. ANNEX 39 608 F St. 3c. PAUL’S LIVE FROM 56 57 YORK PIZZA 43a 43 NEW 604 F St. to 58 4. REDWOOD ART ASSOCIATION 603 F St. Jeanne C. Scranton,

The Musings of a Bewildered Botanist, photographs exhibition featuring a Year in the Life of Queen Anne’s Lace. 5. DALIANES 522 F St. Sanford Pyron, Victoria Ziskin, landscape oil paintings; Mary Harper and Dick Stall, performing. 6. F STREET FOTO GALLERY at Swanlund’s Camera 527 F St. Arcata Art Institute Media Arts, photographs. 7. THE LOCAL 517 F St. Branden Barlow, paintings. 8. SACRED PALACE BOUTIQUE 516 Fifth St. Renee Thompson, Women, Children and Flowers, oil and acrylic paintings. 9. SEWELL GALLERY FINE ART 423 F St. Matt Beard, Verbal Alterations: Internal Landscapes, surf art; Holbrook and Bear with Dave Wilson, performing. 9a. EUREKA HIGH ART STUDENTS 440 F St. Digital Story and PhotoVoice exhibit on the Henderson Community Garden. 10. SIDEWALK GALLERY at Ellis Art and Engineering 401 Fifth St. Nack, Systematical Forgotten Communication, acrylic, enamel and confusion on canvas. 11. WELLS FARGO ADVISORS 318 Fifth St. Jaffa Dugan, Kitch Eitzen, Maija Kalb, Marla West, Ann Anderson and Jane Cinnamond, floral, land and riverscape watercolors. 11a. Z and J ASIAN SUBS 310 Fifth St. Bob Brown, oil paintings. 12. REPUBLICAN HEADQUARTERS 311 Fifth St. Bernice Houston, paintings and weavings. 13. AMIGAS BURRITOS 317 Fifth St. Katherine Ziemer, Antique Wooden Boats, photographs; Brandon Clark, photographs. 14. PRIMATE TATU 139 Fifth St. Dre Meza, Casey Z and Juniper new works. 15. INK ANNEX (Ink People Gallery formerly Empire Squared) 47 W. Third St. Members only show; live art; live music 16. CHERI BLACKERBY GALLERY and THE STUDIO 272 C St. Group show, Play It By Ear, musical theme. 17. HALL GALLERY 208 C St. Multiple artists’ fundraiser to benefit Panthera and Sequoia Humane Society, headed by Regina Case.

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17a. THE WORKS 210 C St. 17b. ACCIDENT GALLERY 210 C St. 18. SAILORS’ GRAVE TATTOO 138 Second St. Tattoo related art. 18a. LIVELLA STUDIO 120 Second St. Recording Studios. 18b. MANTOVA’S TWO STREET MUSIC 124 Second St. Blue Sky, performing. 18c. THE BLACK FAUN GALLERY 120 Second St. Dorian Daneau, sculpture; Yuma, landscape painter. 19. STEVE AND DAVE’S First and C streets. Marni Schneider, photographs; Dr. Squid, performing. 19a. REDWOOD CURTAIN 220 First St. Barry Evans, Travel the World, photographs; Random Acts of Comedy, improv. 20. CHAPALA CAFÉ 201 Second St. Traditional Southwest artists’ prints. 20a. ACCENT STYLING GALLERY 219 Second St. Andrew Daniel, paintings; The Man In White, acoustic guitar, performing. 20b. GOOD RELATIONS 223 Second St. Laura Rowe, A Kind Of Beauty, drawings. 21. FOOD BANK at ROY’S CLUB 218 D St. Annual Canstruction event, in which teams build creative sculptures out of canned food, which is then donated to the Food Bank (here in Eureka). 21a. HUMBOLDT HERBALS 300 Second St. Tani Johnson, vibrant oil paintings; Howard Emerson, Celtic harp, performing. 22. RUSTIC WEST TRADING CO. 339 Second St. Katelyn Lollich, bead jewelry; Karen Nelson, Day of the Dead; Rita Smith-Fowlkes, mystical misfit dolls; Vickie McDonald, bead jewelry.

23. HUMBOLDT GLASS BLOWERS 214 E St. Monica Haff, paintings; Pinball tournament. 23a. CLARKE HISTORICAL MUSEUM Third and E St. Vintage Clothing Exhibit, May Pearsall 1910-1930. 24. BELLA BASKETS 311 E St. Carol LaLonde, watercolors. 25. STUDIO 424 424 Third St. James Reid and Mark McKenna, photographs. 25a. ORIGIN DESIGN LAB 426 Third St. Chris Frolking, wildlife art. 25b. SHIPWRECK 430 Third St. Eric Marten, photographs. 26. CAFÉ NOONER 409 Opera Alley Jamie Nicholson, metal sculpture wall art; The Living Rooms, acoustic guitar performing. 26a. THE SPEAKEASY BAR 411 Opera Alley. 27. HUMBOLDT BAYKEEPER 211 E St. Cindy Noble, Humboldt coast inspired paintings; Kenny Ray and the Mighty Rovers, performing. 28. RAMONE’S 209 E St. Roman Villagrana, paintings; John David Young Trio, performing. 28a. BOOKLEGGER 402 Second St. 29. TRUCHAS GALLERY/LOS BAGELS 403 Second St. Linnea Tobias, acrylic and watercolor paintings feature birds and other animals amongst flowering branches and succulents, with accents of gold leaf and collage. 30. BELLE STARR 405 Second St. Kaitlyn Short, drawings. 31. NORTH SOLES 417 Second St. Crystal Azul, mixed media paintings. 32. SISTERFRIENDSJEANS 108 F St. continued on next page

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continued from previous page 32a. HSU FIRST STREET GALLERY 422 First St. Erin Whitman, Projections: Paintings and Mixed Media. Michael Guerriero, Celebrating the Eel River Salmon Run, works on paper, canvas and mixed-media commemorate the return of higher population levels of salmon in the Eel River watershed. 33. BAYFRONT RESTAURANT F St. Plaza Richard Duning, paintings. 34. STRICTLY FOR THE BIRDS 123 F St. Cathy Michaels, photographs. 35. EUREKA FABRICS 414 Second St. Libby Palmquist, Repurposed Art Garments, skirts, tops, belts and more, created from repurposed materials. 35a. THE LITTLE SHOP OF HERS 416 Second St. The Nack, artwork. 36. YARN 418 Second St. Connie Rose, Enduring Traces, recycled, botanically dyed, hand quilted fabric. 36a. EUREKA BOOKS 426 Second St. Author and SoHum historian Ray Raphael, Mr. President: How and Why the Founders Created a Chief Executive, book signing. 37. SHORELINES GALLERY 434 Second St. Amber Jones, Copper Turtles. 38. MANY HANDS GALLERY 438 Second St. Lunel Haysmer, Assemblage Art, Phil Haysmer, Redwood Art. 39. TALISMAN BEADS 214 F St. 40. SASSAFRAS 226 F St. 40a. ALIROSE 229 F St. Justine Levy, jewelry artist. 40b. THE WINE SPOT 234 F St. Jackson FalorWard, Fighting Boredom, surrealist concept art in 3D pop outs; Soulful Sidekicks, performing. 41. KYOTO JAPANESE RESTAURANT 320 F St. Boys and Girls Club Teen Court, Second Chances.


42. OLD TOWN JEWELERS 311 F St. Patricia Sennott, Botanical Monotypes. 43. COCO and CUVEE 531 Third St. Steven Schmidt. 43a. DANNILYNN’S SHOE BOUTIQUE 527 Third St. Frank Shelley and Kari Shoberg, Lost in the Redwoods Photography. 43b. DISCOVERY MUSEUM Corner of F and Third St. Kids Alive Program Drop off 5:30-8:00; call for reservations 443-9694. 44. AMERICAN INDIAN ART GALLERY 241 F St. Dawn Woodman, beading jewelry; Trinidad Goodshield, performing. 44a. OLD TOWN ART GALLERY 233 F St. Sharolyn Hutton, Old Town Art Gallery member, Loss and Life, watercolors. 45. BON BONIERE 215 F St. Abbie Perrott, watercolor and oil pastels; Dale Winget, guitar/vocalist, performing.

45a. CODY GALLERY 213 F St. 46. OLD TOWN COFFEE and CHOCOLATES 211 F St. Paige McClurg, Brilliant, Vibrant, Fun, Alive, mixed media; Jim Lahman, blues, jazz, funk, performing. 47. OLD TOWN ANTIQUE LIGHTING Corner of Second and F Sts. Jeffrey and Iris, montage art; Lumina featuring Lynne Reardon on harp. 48. HOLLYGOLIGHTLY 514 Second St. Floral paintings. 48a. OBERON GRILL 516 Second St. Permanent Display: historic photographs of Old Eureka from Historical Society. 49. LINEN CLOSET 127 F St. Amy Lou, locally handmade bags. 49a. TESORI 525 Second St. Michael Roland, acrylic painting. 50. HIMALYAN RUG TRADER 529 Second St. 51. LUCIDITY 531 Second St. Peter Gric surrealist painter; two live artists painting collaboratively on one canvas in the front of the store; acoustic guitarist. 52. BUHNE ART STUDIOS 207 G St. Studio 106: Yuma Lynch, mixed media and landscape

paintings; Studio 109: Fran Kuta; Studio 120: David Steinhardt, Ceiling Murals, acrylics on canvas; Studio 206: Rob Hampson. 53. PARASOL ARTS 612 Second St. 54. ART CENTER FRAME SHOP 616 Second St. Lauris Phillips, brush paintings/Sumi paintings. 54a. PIANTE 620 Second St. Andrei Hedstrom. 55. DELIGHTFUL EYE PHOTOGRAPHY 622 Second St. Scott and Jennifer Wilson, landscape portraits and weddings photographs. 55a. SMUG’S PIZZA 626 Second St. Brandon Garland, pen and ink. 56. AVALON Third and G streets. 57. STUDIO S 717 Third St. Multiple artists, … More Flowers. 58. BIGFOOT COMPUTERS AND PHOTOGRAPHY TOO… 905 Third St. Mariana Krattiger, watercolor and acrylic land and seascapes; Frank Mallatt, digital photographs, re-digitalized photo technique demonstration. 59. ADORNI CENTER 1011 Waterfront Dr. Peter Canclini, photographs. ●


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Thinking, Fast and Slow By Daniel Kahneman - Farrar, Straus and Giroux

How does the human mind work? Each publishing season unleashes another cascade of books addressing that subject from a wide array of perspectives. This recent one got a lot of attention, partly because the author won the 2002 Nobel Prize in Economics for his work on decision-making. Based on an experimental psychological approach, Kahneman’s premise is that we think basically in two ways: our “automatic system” of intuition and emotion (the “thinking fast” of his title) called System 1, and the more effortful system that employs logic, calculation and deliberation (“thinking slow”) called System 2. He narrates how these work very well at first. But then he explains that he won’t continue using the “more descriptive” term “automatic system” because it takes longer to say than “System 1” and so “takes up more space in your working memory,” which might distract you. Really? And it is less distracting than the extra step of trying to remember what System 1 stands for each time it comes up? I also wonder if he’s playing fair. He gives a quick math puzzle and instructs the reader: “Do not try to solve it but listen to your intuition.” Intuition gives most people the wrong answer, and a page later that prompts him to use this as evidence of “a recurrent theme of this book,” that people “place too much faith in their intuitions.” Or maybe too much faith in following instructions? Apart from quibbles, what’s his basic point? Because the automatic system usually predominates, people make bad decisions, basically because they don’t calculate risks or otherwise employ statistical thinking, but go with their cognitive biases. This makes for poor business strategies, bad stock market choices and lousy vacations. This has some explanatory appeal (maybe rationalizing Republicans, or economists) but he seems to treat as axioms the propositions that effortful thinking is basically statistical, and statistics are the royal road to truth and happiness. Both my systems tell me this is too limited. Relying on statistics doesn’t always work that well for science, let alone life. Statistics tells you about probabilities and groups. They deal well with at most two or three variables. Life involves the unique interplay of much more. Kahneman’s style can be engaging, and there’s much to explore in these many pages — and a lot to argue with — if as a non-specialist you can see the point of navigating the math. Despite the fulsome praise by academic heavyweights displayed on its back cover (one placing this book in the company of Freud’s and Adam Smith’s landmark works, another calling Kahneman “one of the greatest psychologists and deepest thinkers of our time”) my statistically insignificant experience was of much ado about not enough. — William Kowinski

Mr. President: How and Why the Founders Created a Chief Executive By Ray Raphael - Alfred A. Knopf

As the current presidential election looms, Ray Raphael’s new book, Mr. President, offers rich food for thought about the original intent behind the presidency. In particular, we learn that many of the Founding Fathers were not convinced it was a good idea. Raphael adeptly takes us back to that moment of (in) decision, reminding us of the fears foremost on the minds of the Revolutionary generation. After rejecting British monarchy in favor of a republican form of rule, often by committee, the founders hesitated to return power to a single man who might become another tyrant. But the United States desperately needed a stronger government, so the nation’s leading men sequestered themselves in the Pennsylvania State House during the summer of 1787, initially to amend but eventually to recreate the federal government. Although their deliberations were conducted in secret, Raphael enlists the help of enterprising diarists of the day to bring readers into the chambers to witness the day-to-day debates of the Constitutional Convention. Here we see the evolution of the executive branch. The founders addressed many questions: Would a committee or a single man hold the office? What would the executive’s powers be? Would they include war and peace? What about the power to veto? How would the executive be chosen and for how long a term? Raphael guides us through the story with a clear and steady hand as delegates struggle, disagree, maneuver and compromise. Major figures like George Washington, Benjamin Franklin and Alexander Hamilton appear, and familiar events frame the debates, but Raphael keeps his focus on the question of the executive office. In this section the details are thick, but hugely revealing. Raphael argues that this day-to-day account demonstrates “the collective nature of the enterprise and the interactive dialogue” of the Founding Fathers. The office of the American president, he concludes, “was forged by compromise.” And the debates weren’t even over yet. During the administrations of Presidents Washington, Adams and Jefferson, the nature of presidential power as specified in the Constitution was put to the test. What exactly did it mean for the president to seek the Senate’s “advice and consent” on treaties, for example? During Washington’s tenure, “every contested power was decided in the president’s favor,” thus setting the nation down a path along which the power of the office has continued to expand. Indeed, Raphael laments that the executive has become increasingly important in the calculus of party politics, and thus less the “transcendent” position envisioned by the framers. But he also demonstrates that the founders themselves found it impossible to avoid such politics — a dilemma that has continued up to our present, in which, Raphael reminds us, “governing is held hostage to politics.” Raphael, a widely published historian based in Southern Humboldt, will sign copies of Mr. President at Eureka Books on Saturday, April 7, during Arts Alive! — Cathleen Cahill





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»YOUTH GALLERY Morris Elementary School through April 30 »ANDERSON & KNIGHT GALLERIES Redwood Art Association Spring Exhibition April 19 through June 3

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"It's Alive!" says Dr. Frankenstein to Igor

It’s Alive!

Another Saturday art walk in Eureka, plus The Beach Ball, Thrones, alt. country and Sister Spit By Bob Doran


his Saturday is the first one in the month, which makes April 7 Arts Alive! night in Eureka. That’s “arts” plural — not just art on walls, although there’s plenty of that. And, to quote Dr. Frankenstein, “It’s Alive!” You’ll find some of the usual musical suspects in some of the usual places: human jukebox/accordionist Rick Fugate somewhere on F Street, Kenny Ray and The Mighty Rovers at Humboldt Baykeeper, The Living Rooms at Café Nooner, Dr. Squid rocking Steve and Dave’s after the art walk. The John David Young Trio plays jazzy folk at Ramone’s that night (or is it folky jazz?). The Soulful Sidekicks folk it up at the Wine Spot. Bluesman Jim Lahman brings his band to Old Town Coffee; Blue Sky is at Mantova’s Two Street Music. Holbrook and Bear play mellow jazz at Sewell Gallery with special guest Dave Wilson on guitar. Berel Alexander plays his guitar at Lucidity; don’t be surprised if some of his friends bring instruments. Raw blues guitar ace Buddy Reed and The Rip It Ups do just that at The Speakeasy. The Trouble plays at the Eureka Inn that

night starting around the time Arts Alive! ends (9 p.m.), but the music starts earlier (7 p.m.) with sets by Frankie Hernandez and the awesome finger-style guitarist Todd Krider. Chris P from The Trouble notes that the show is free but “donations are encouraged (as is formal wear).” The Trouble is also planning a silent auction and raffle to raise money for its first studio album. Across the way at the Morris Graves Museum of Art, a new duo: Michael Dieter and Nola Pierce. You’ll remember Nola from Vintners’ Daughters and the a capella group AkaBella. Michael played bass in Ponche, Miles Ahead and Vintage Soul among other bands, but here he’s added finger-style guitar, banjo and percussion with tape samples and loops, shifting the sound toward alt. Americana. Next door at the Eureka Theater it’s the big burly-cue show, Sweet Dreams, with pretty much every troupe in Humboldt: Beat Vixens, Va Va Voom, Bada Bling (spun off from SoHum’s Blushing Barefoot Burlesque) and your hosts, Blue Angel Burlesque. Random Acts of Comedy does that improv thing at Redwood Curtain for Arts Alive! The

Journal‘s “Field Notes” columnist, Barry Evans, has a photo show, “Travel the World,” in the lobby. (He just might sign a copy of one of his “Field Notes” books for you if you ask.) Post-AA! at Lil’ Red Lion, it’s a U-Freaka triple bill with DownLooksUp, Splinter Cell and The Tweeners, not necessarily in that order since, at least theoretically, The Tweeners should play in between. The Red Fox promises music all day: “We’re beginning to do daytime funk and jams from 1 ’til 7 p.m. on Saturdays before Arts Alive! starting this week,” says Fox house organist (and co-owner) Brian Swizlo, the man behind the “Will Jam for Food” food-drives. “I’ll host some, and there will be guest hosts and bands to get down with Saturday afternoons.” Contributions for Food for People are encouraged. Later that night — after AA! — the Fox hosts a Sweet Dreams after-party with DJs for dancing. Speaking of DJs for dancing, Humboldt Surfrider and Friends Of The Dunes host The Beach Ball, a collaborative benefit on Saturday night at the Arcata Theatre Lounge featuring the Missing Link DJ Crew. Incidentally, DJ Matt Jackson who looked übercool dressed as a caped crusader at the last HumBrews M.L. Soul Night, denies being part of a “crew” since the guys do not do unison dancing and do not wear matching costumes. (We want matching costumes.) Also on the Beach Ball bill: The Grass Band. Lest you be confused by the name, this Humboldt band does not play “blue”-grass or jamgrass, or any sort of -grass type music. As the band boldly declares on Facebook, “We play original homegrown Rock & Roll!!!” (with capital “R”s). The Grass Band got its start a decade ago when guitarist Mark Morin, bassist Dan Davis and drummer Cris Johnson started getting together to play covers of their favorite songs. Growling blues harpist Joe O’Connell would join soon after to make it a quartet. Original songs in the down ‘n’ dirty blues/funk/rock vein started taking over from covers, although you’ll still hear some classics. The fundraising side of the Ball includes a big raffle with surfboards, wetsuits, vacation packages and more up for grabs, so bring some extra bucks to buy a long strip of tickets. Also on Saturday night, Professor Gilbert Cline directs the 30-piece Humboldt Bay Brass Band and other smaller brass ensembles in a multifaceted concert filled with familiar melodies including works by George Frideric Handel, John Phillip Sousa, Scott Joplin and The Beatles. Our local home of heaviness, The Alibi, hosts a rare Thursday show this week with Helms Alee from Tacoma, featuring members of Harkonnen and Lozen, and Thrones, a thundering one-man-band with bassist Joe Preston, formerly of High on Fire, Earth and The Melvins, using various FX to create cascades of dark metallic noise. This week in the tribute band world we

delve into a not-quite-tribute outfit, Long Beach Rehab Band, coming to the Red Fox Thursday. The self-described “bad ass funky hardcore reggae/dub” band was co-founded by Mike “Q-Ball” Houlihan, leader and bass player for the tribute band Sublime Remembered, later redubbed Sublime LBC. Also co-founding was his friend Israel Joseph, whose main claim to fame is a stint as replacement singer in Bad Brains when HR took a break in the early ’90s. Other members once included Greg Camp from Smash Mouth and Ivan De Prume, drummer for White Zombie, although the current line-up is unclear. A note on the band’s hard-to-decipher Facebook page says, “with Greg now living in NYC and Ivan in Portland, the band has recruited some new members and a DJ.” In the mid-’00s, Q-Ball, who has Long Beach roots and a prominent Sublime tattoo on his neck, ran afoul of the remaining members of Sublime over his tributes. A lawsuit ensued resulting in a judgment in favor of the Sublime plaintiffs and against Houlihan (aka Q-Ball) and company, who were ordered to pay $64,900 and court costs and stop using the Sublime brand — not an easy thing to do with that tat. Bad Kitty presents an alt. Americana showcase Tuesday at the Jambalaya with punkgrass by Filthy Still from Providence, R.I., which claims influences ranging from Townes Van Zandt and Hank Williams (the first) to The Circle Jerks. Local support comes from Arcata’s hot alt. country combo Gunsafe, Sunshine and Yellabird from Eureka (Bad Kitty Norm says, “think George and Tammy meet John Doe and Exene, only twice as quirky and cute”) and oneman-punk-country-powerhouse Quit Bitch’n (also from Eureka). Humboldt Brews has a gender-bending evening in store Monday as the Eureka Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence play host to the Sister Spit Tour. Sister Spit came out of writer Michelle Tea’s Radar Productions’ LGBT literary Nights in San Francisco, ongoing since the ’90s. This year’s road version includes Dorothy Allison, author of Bastard Out of Carolina, Radical Faerie cabaret artist Mx Justin Vivian Bond (seen in the film Shortbus), playwright Erin Markey, comic book artist Cassie J Sneider, writer/musician Brontez Purnell and slam poet Kit Yan who was crowned Mr. Transman 2010. Expect the unexpected. A reminder about the World Famous MiMOSA/Ana Sia dubstep show Friday at Blue Lake Casino’s Sapphire Palace (more details in the Calendar section) — do not show up fashionably late. In part because it’s an all ages thing, it starts early at 7:30 p.m. and will end by midnight. World Famous keeps the dance music rolling Wednesday bringing the Tiger Style Tour from Colorado to the Arcata Theatre Lounge with Paper Diamond (from Colo.) along with Christian Bauhofer, aka Minnesota (no, he’s not from there, he’s from Santa Cruz). l • North Coast Journal • Thursday, April 5, 2012


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clubs • concerts • cafés bands • djs • karaoke • drink & food specials • pool tournaments • and more venue THE ALIBI: ARCATA 822-3731 744 9th St. Arc.

thur 4/5 Helms Alee, THRONES (rock) 11pm $5

sat 4/7

People, Wah-Wah Exit Wound (prog rock) 11pm $5

TGIF Acoustic Open Stage 6-9pm


fri 4/6 Mask Messengers 7pm $10/$8

Mask Messengers 2pm & 7pm $10/$8

Ocean Night Films ft. Splinters Doors at 6:30pm $3 All ages

Hipster Holocaust film night doors 7:30pm $5 (not for kids)

Beach Ball ft. Grass Band & Missing Link DJ’s Doors at 7:30pm $15/$10 21+

Karaoke w/ Chris Clay 8pm

Dr. Squid (rock) no cover 9pm

Eyes Anonymous (‘80s) no cover 9pm

MiMOSA, Ana Sia 7:30pm $20 Decades(classic rock) Wave 9pm

Decades (classic rock) no cover 9pm

BAR-FLY PUB 91 Commercial, Eureka BEAR RIVER CASINO 733-9644 11 Bear Paws Way, Loleta BLONDIES Arcata 822-3453 BLUE LAKE CASINO 668-9770 777 Casino Way, Blue Lake THE BRIDGE Fernbridge 725-2190

Open Mic 7pm Karaoke w/ KJ Leonard 8pm Blues Jam w/ Anna Banana 6pm Blake and Rich (fiddle & guitar) 8pm

CAFE MOKKA Arcata 822-2228 CHAPALA CAFÉ Eureka 443-9514 CHER-AE HEIGHTS 677-3611 27 Scenic Dr. Trinidad

BossLevelz w/Masta Shredda & Itchie Fingaz no cover 9pm

CLAM BEACH INN McKinleyville

Kindred Spirits (bluegrass) 9pm

EUREKA INN 518 7th St.

The Tumbleweeds (cowboy) 6-8pm

The Tumbleweeds (cowboy) 6-8pm

McBride Brothers Band (country/blues )no cover 9pm

McBride Brothers Band (country/blues )no cover 9pm

Color of Jazz 9pm

The Trouble, Todd Krider (folk/rock) 7pm

Spring Folk Fest 6:30-9:30

Spring Folk Fest noon-9pm

Distracting the cook will only prolong the hunger The Barr Brothers (folk/rock) 9:30pm $15/$12

Happy Hour All Day! Beer & Buffet featuring Hoppy Brewing Company 6:30pm $30

Sweet Dreams 8pm $25

EUREKA THEATER 612 F St. FIELDBROOK MARKET Fieldbrook HEY JUAN! BURRITOS 1642 1/2 G St. Arcata HUMBOLDT BREWS 826-2739 856 10th St. Arcata

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Snodgrass/Minerva 8pm $8

Humboldt Bay Brass Band 8pm

Buster Blue (folk) 9pm

JahDan and DJ Child 9pm $15/$10

Local Producer Showcase 9pm

Tim Randles Jazz Trio 6-9pm no cover

Kipp & Lee (vibes and bass) 6-9pm no cover

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DownLooksUp, Splinter Cell, The Tweeners (rock) 9pm

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SugaFoot (guitar/trumpet blues duo) 7:30pm

Buddy Reed and the Rip It Ups (blues) 7:30pm

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5 thursday MOVIES

Ocean Night Film Screening. 7 p.m. Arcata Theatre Lounge, 1036 G St. Screening surf film Splinters. Sponsored by Ocean Conservancy, Humboldt Surfrider and Humboldt Baykeeper. $3. 822-1220. First Thursday Film Night: Hell and Back Again. 6-7:30 p.m. Morris Graves Museum of Art, 636 F St., Eureka. U.S. Marine Sgt. Nathan Harris leads his unit to fight a ghostlike enemy in Afghanistan. Wounded in battle, Harris returns to North Carolina and his devoted wife to fight pain, addiction and the terrifying normalcy of life at home. 442-0278.


The Help: Tiyi Morris and Emilye Crosby. 1-3 p.m. Forum Theater, CR, 7351 Tompkins Hill Road, Eureka. CR/ HSU Book of the Year committee presents two visiting Mississippi natives and civil rights scholars to discuss the controversy and context surrounding Kathryn Stockett’s book The Help. 826-3758.


Sustainable Futures Speaker Series. 5:30-7 p.m. Gist Hall Room 218, HSU. National Renewable Energy Laboratory senior scientist Garvin Heath presents “Environmental Impacts of Energy Technologies: A Life Cycle Perspective.” Free. 826-4345. Parent Information Meeting. 5:30 p.m. Coastal Grove

Charter School, 1897 S St., Arcata. Mandatory Fall 2012 meeting and open house for parents of children attending or planning to attend the Waldorf education-inspired school. 825-8804. Chick Days 2012. 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Fortuna Feed & Garden Center, 126 Dinsmore Drive. Offering advice and guidance on how to raise baby chickens from freshly hatched chicks through laying, through Saturday. 725-5220. 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.

6 friday EVENTS

Lights! Camera! MURDER! 7-10 p.m. Sewell Gallery of Fine Art, 423 F. St., Eureka. Lost Coast Rotaract hosts a Hollywood-themed murder mystery event. RSVP. $40. / 621-5130.


Much Ado About Nothing. 8 p.m. North Coast Repertory Theatre, 300 Fifth St., Eureka. William Shakespeare’s


comedy. $15/$12 students and seniors. 442-6278. The Mask Messengers. 7 p.m. Arcata Playhouse, 1251 Ninth St. Faustwork Mask Theater brings a series of comic and dramatic vignettes depicting a wide range of characters through the use of masks. RSVP. $10. 822-1575. New Works Cabaret. 8 p.m. Dell’Arte Carlo Theater, 131 H St., Blue Lake. All new work, all never seen before. Featuring Stephanie Thompson, Joe Krienke, Lauren Wilson, Joan Schirle and Zuzka Sabata. $15. dellarte. com. 668-5663.


Rootz Underground. 8 p.m. Mateel Community Center, 59 Rusk Lane, Redway. International reggae band performs. Indubious and Top Shelf open. $30/$27 adv. 923-3368. Laura Snodgrass and Daniela Mineva. 8 p.m. Fulkerson Recital Hall, HSU. Exploring the flute as chameleon in works by Debussy, Messiaen, Franck and Chen Yi with Snodgrass on flute and Mineva on piano. hsumusic. 826-3928.


World Dance. 7-11 p.m. Redwood Raks World Dance Studio, 824 L St., Arcata. Humboldt Folk Dancers dance party with music by HFD Club Band and Chubritza. $5. 822-8045.


Dr. Tiyi Morris and Dr. Emilye Crosby. 2-4 p.m. Kate Buchanan Room, HSU. See April 5 listing.


Business Leader Luncheon. Noon-2 p.m. Redwood Acres Fairground, 3750 Harris St., Eureka. Part of Prosperity 2012. Featuring leaders in the forest products and specialty food, flowers and beverages industries. 822-4616. Roller Skating. 6:30-9:30 p.m. Fortuna Fire Hall. Every Friday and Saturday.




The Great Zoo Eggstravaganza. Noon-4 p.m. Sequoia Park Zoo, 3414 W St., Eureka. Zoo animals receive Easter treats, and kids hunt for eggs, play games, make crafts and meet the Easter Bunny. 442-5649. SoHum Easter Egg Hunt. Noon-3 p.m. Southern Humboldt Community Park, 934 Sprowl Creek Road, Garberville. Also, barbecue, bake sale fundraiser and carnival games. 923-2287. Candyland in McKinleyville. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Pierson Park,

“New” You never know exactly what you’ll find when you venture to a Dell’Arte show: It could be melodramatic, could be slapstick, possibly gory grand guignol, perhaps some impassioned dance routine or a twisted musical comedy. There’s usually some warning, so you can be somewhat prepared. But this weekend, as the Dell’Arte Company presents something it’s calling a “New Works Cabaret,” it asks rhetorically, “What will it be?” and answers, “We don’t know yet.” Aside from describing it as “all new work” and listing the participants, we’re left to guess what might happen on stage. Ah, the promise of something “new.” At Dell’Arte that could mean a first glimpse at some work in progress, or it might be some brilliant piece (or a

dud) that will never be repeated. The revue of short pieces will include new work from the Stephanie Thompson, Lauren Wilson and Joe Krienke, the clownish trio behind last year’s anti-war comedy Three Trees, among other things. (See photo.) Dell’Arte founder and Artistic Director Joan Schirle and the inimitable Zuzka Sabata from The Brendas, etc. are concocting something with a Bulgarian theme. (Incidentally, both were featured in the marvelous marijuana musical Mary Jane, which is returning this summer.) The amazing dance teacher Laura Munoz is working on a movement piece, sure to be moving. Barney Baggett has a dance piece in store too. Nicholette Routhier will invoke “the mask,” a recurring theme at the Blue Lake school. And Molly Armstrong, Matt Chapman and Joe Krienke debut their new band, The Big Forgive, in some genre or genres as yet undeclared. The overall promise: “All new work, all never seen before.” That’s right, no reruns — and with Dell’Arte, it’s certain something will surprise you. The Dell’Arte New Works Cabaret runs Friday-Sunday, April 6, 7 and 8, at 8 p.m. in Dell’Arte’s Carlo Theatre. Tickets are $15. For reservations (always a good idea) and/or more information, call 707-668-5663 ex. 20, or go to — Bob Doran STEPHANIE THOMPSON, LAUREN WILSON AND JOE KRIENKE (L-R) PHOTO COURTESY OF DELL’ARTE

1608 Pickett Road., McKinleyville. Play a life-size version of the classic kids game. $3. 839-9003.

Much Ado About Nothing. 8 p.m. North Coast Rep. See April 6 listing.

The Beach Ball. 8 p.m. Arcata Theatre Lounge, 1036 G St. Humboldt Surfrider and Friends Of The Dunes fundraiser featuring The Missing Link DJ Crew and The Grass Band. 822-1220. California Big Time Social Gathering. 11 a.m.-9 p.m. East Gym, HSU. Traditional Native-American songs, dances, artists, food vendors and inter-tribal pow wow drumming. 826-3369. Walk a Mile in Her Shoes. 5:30 p.m. Old Town Gazebo, corner of F and Second streets, Eureka. North Coast Rape Crisis Team event with men walking a mile wearing high heels for charity as part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month. $50. 530-448-9458. Ryan Michael Smith Fundraiser. 8 p.m. Moose Lodge, 4328 Campton Road, Eureka. Spaghetti dinner features music by The Roadmasters. Benefit for eldest son of drummer Mike Smith to help pay for post-brain surgery medical bills. 476-8453.

Humboldt Bay Brass Band. 8 p.m. Fulkerson Recital Hall, HSU. “HBBB Plays Pops, Past and Present.” Works by Handel, Sibelius, Sousa, Scott Joplin and The Beatles. Directed by Gil Cline. $7/$3 students and seniors. 826-3928.


The Mask Messengers. 2 and 7 p.m. Arcata Playhouse. See April 6 listing. New Works Cabaret. 8 p.m. Dell’Arte Carlo Theater. See April 6 listing.


Sweet Dreams. 8 p.m. Eureka Theater, 612 F St. Blue Angel Entertainment presents a Humboldt County burlesque showcase featuring performances by Beat Vixen Burlesque, Bada Bling! Burlesque, Va Va Voom Burlesque Vixens and Blue Angel Burlesque. $25/$20 adv. 530-263-9565.


Arts Alive. 6-9 p.m. In and around Old Town, Eureka. Monthly celebration includes food, music and incredible art. 442-9054.


Bird Survey. 8 a.m. Shay Park, Arcata. Assist Audubon’s Rob Fowler on his ebird site survey. 839-3493. Audubon Society Marsh Field Trip. 8:30 a.m. Meet in parking lot at end of South I Street. Rain or shine. Bring binoculars for birding. 442-9353. Trail Stewards Orientation/Work Day. 9-11 a.m. Meet at Hiller Park. Sweep the trail, trim brush, and other activities. 826-0163. Open Gardens. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Humboldt Botanical

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Fennell Campaign Headquarters Grand Opening. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. 1151 Main St., Fortuna. County supervisorial candidate Estelle Fennell opens office and offers cotton candy, cookies, punch and games for the kids. 923-1013.

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Gardens, College of the Redwoods, Eureka. Roam the 44-acre fully fenced property. $5. 442-5139. Lanphere Dunes Guided Walk. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Meet at Pacific Union School. Tour of the Lanphere Dunes with a trained naturalist. 444-1397. Friends of the Marsh Tour. 2 p.m. Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary Interpretive Center, 600 S. G St. Megan McCue leads 90-minute marsh ecology walk. 826-2359.


A Night of Tattoos and Comedy. 7:30-9 p.m. Primal Tattuu, 139 Fifth St., Eureka. Stand-up comedy by Joe Wasetis, Ratty Matty Stockton, Dr. Foxmeat and Nando. 267-4951.


Splash Dogs. 1-3 p.m. All Dogs Biscuit Bakery, 2910 E St., Eureka. Members of the Humboldt Flash and Splash Splash Dog Club present videos and answer questions about the sport. 497-6273.



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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. 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 program, reading short stories and art activities. Each family receives the book The Rain Came Down. 442-0278.


Humboldt County Historical Society. 1 p.m. Humboldt County Library, 1313 Third St., Eureka. Former district personnel officer for District 1 Arlene Hartin presents “The Development of Highway 101” slide show. 445-4342. USA Dance Board of Directors Recruitment Meeting. Noon. Big Louie’s Pizzeria, 1604 Fourth St., Eureka. Love dancing? Redwood Coast USA Dance is a local chapter of a national nonprofit bringing social/ballroom dancing and live music to Humboldt. Free pizza! RSVP. usadances@ 694-4908.

8 sunday EVENTS

Museum Opening. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Blue Lake Museum, 330 Railroad Ave. Features exhibits of Native American basketry, maps and photos, furnishings, tools, a carriage and the Annie and Mary and Korbel Room.



Much Ado About Nothing. 2 p.m. North Coast Rep. See April 6 listing. Benefit for Eureka Rotary Club. $25/$12 students and seniors. 442-6278. New Works Cabaret. 8 p.m. Dell’Arte Carlo Theater. See April 6 listing.


Spring Celebration in Song. 7:30 p.m. Church of the Assumption, 546 Berding St., Ferndale. Ferndale Community Choir presents its annual spring concert exploring a wide range of musical styles. 786-9756.


The Jungle Show. 5 p.m. Far North Climbing Gym, 10th and K streets, Arcata. AerialDanceCircus recital celebrating spring and in the spirit of the jungle. Easter egg hunt at 6:30 p.m. $10/$6 kids. 267-3910. Redwood Rhythm Review. 7 p.m. Arcata Playhouse,


Get Down to the Dirty-Dirty Dubstep by MiMOSA

In the world of electronic music — from bass junkies to hip-hop dub enthusiasts to screaming techies — nothing gets the heart pumping and hands sweating like mentioning a show guaranteed to bring the grime. This doesn’t mean the type of audience the show attracts or the amount of psychedelic concoctions that might be floating around the room. It’s a sound, one that will rattle the rafters and make your rib cage shake like it was hit with a battering ram, in this case, dubstep. If you’ve ever felt the need to have something like a sexual encounter in a mud-filled pool with a temperature of about 105, MiMOSA’s show Friday at the Blue Lake Casino might be exactly what you’re looking for. His performance style is that good, and the music is that filthy — in a good way. The MiMOSA show with special guest DJ Ana Sia should make for a tawdry affair. Dubstep started in London’s culturally diverse East End circa 1998, emerging from the experimental garage scene, which took syncopated rhythms and shuffled them in a beat range from around 138 to 142 beats per second. Some artists started using what is called bass wobble to give a single bass note a rhythmic synthesized sound. Almost all of the music at that point used variations of tribal drum patterns from all over the world. Originally from the Bay Area, now transplanted to Los Angeles, Tigran Mkhitaryan (aka MiMOSA) has been chopping tracks that span the genre, leaving critics open to wonder where he falls. He says that’s just fine with him. He’s played with every big name in the business, including The Glitch Mob, Pretty Lights, Flying 1251 Ninth St. Showcase of local percussion and dance performances. Featuring Jesse Jonathon, Vanessa Garcia, Riley Kennedy Keyes, Taj, Mira and Jared Obarr. $5. 442-8413.


Audubon Society Field Trip. 9 a.m. Humboldt Bay National Wildlife Refuge, 1020 Ranch Road, Loleta. Meet at Refuge Visitor Center off Hookton Road. Leisurely, two- to threehour trip for those wanting to learn birds of Humboldt Bay area. 822-3613.


Mad River Grange Breakfast. 8-11 a.m. Mad River Grange, 110 Hatchery Road, Blue Lake. Pancake breakfast. Proceeds benefit local nonprofits. $4. 668-1906.


Redwood Coast Scrabble Club. 1-5 p.m. Arcata Commu-

Lotus and Bassnectar (coming here in May), everywhere from Burning Man to the Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Colorado. MiMOSA’s sound can be as quiet as an ice cube rattling around a crystal goblet or as loud as a 500-pound bomb hitting a drum factory, combining dub step, hip-hop, two-step, moombahton and downtempo in a way that leaves you thinking it was meant to be. His new album, Sanctuary, recorded in Brooklyn and released late last year, skips around the genre like an 8-year-old with a jump rope. The track “Tiger Blood” (downloadable at is already an online favorite with heavy, wobbly bass drops and scourging glitch. Then he lets loose on tracks like “Rose Water” with well-timed beats, vibrant keyboard strokes and a more tender bass line. He says he doesn’t like to be put in a category and suggests he’s “steering away from aggressive tones, but at the same time trying to find different avenues to get the same crowd response that a big bass drop would get.” Coupled with San Francisco’s legendary DJ Ana Sia, Friday’s show will be as close as you can get to a sure thing, with or without the mud. World Famous Productions presents an all ages show featuring MiMOSA and Ana Sia on Friday, April 6, in Blue Lake Casino’s Sapphire Palace on the Basscraft Sound system with visual effects by Beams Laser and Lighting Design. Admission is $25; doors at 7 p.m. with music at 7:30. Those under 18 must be accompanied by an adult — Travis Turner nity Center, 321 Community Parkway. Fun with words. 677-9242.

9 monday EVENTS

Take Back the Night. 3-5 p.m. Nelson Hall East, Room 106, HSU. “Clothesline Workshop,” Womyn-identified survivors express their emotions and thoughts through making their own T-shirts. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Redwood Yogurt, G St., Arcata. Share poems, songs and/or other artistic expressions at an open mic specifically oriented towards addressing sexualized violence. 267-3908.

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Of Time and Rhythm. 7:30 p.m. Van Duzer Theatre, HSU. Annual spring concert. HSU student dancers perform hip hop, ballet, Broadway and contemporary dance. Choreographed by students and faculty. $10. hsustage. 826-3928.

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.


Poets on the Plaza. 7:30 p.m. Plaza View Room, Eighth and H streets., Arcata. Read/perform your original poetry. $1. Sister Spit. 7:30-9:30 p.m. Humboldt Brews, 856 10th St., Arcata. Nationally touring spoken word group brings a vanload of magnificent, queer-centric brilliance. Sponsored by Eureka Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence. $10. 826-2739.



Communication and Healing Tools. 7 p.m. Emma Center, 920 Samoa Blvd., Arcata. Workshop for women explores practices of non-violent communication, guided imagery, affirmations, etc. 825-6680.

10 tuesday EVENTS

Take Back the Night Week. 6:30 p.m. Kate Buchanan Room, HSU. Keynote speaker Leah Lakshmi PiepznaSamarasinha , a queer disabled Sri Lankan writer, teacher and cultural worker, shares excerpts of innovative performance art by queer and trans disabled people of color. She leads an earlier workshop (3:30 p.m.) in HSU Great Hall (Second floor of College Creek). 267-3908.


A Night to Remember. 6:30 p.m. Humboldt County Library, 1313 Third St., Eureka. Screening of the 1958 docudrama film adaptation of Walter Lord’s book recounting the final night of the RMS Titanic. Part of April’s Based on the Book Film Series. Hosted by Philip Wright. 269-1910.


SoHum Label GMOs Meeting. 5-6:30 p.m. Calico’s Cafe, 808 Redwood Drive, Garberville. Learn to gather signatures to get the 2012 GMO Mandatory Labeling Initiative on the ballot. 986-7469. Humboldt Cribbage Club. 6:15-9:30 p.m. Moose Lodge, 4328 Campton Road, Eureka. Weekly cribbage tournament. $7. 444-3161. Healing Rooms of the Redwood Coast. 6:30-9 p.m. Wood Street Chapel, 1649 Wood St., Fortuna. Non-denominational prayer group. 834-5800

11 wednesday EVENTS

Take Back the Night Week. 6-8 p.m. Bottom of the “J”, HSU. “The Revolution Starts At Home: Confronting Intimate Violence in Activist Communities.” Offers potentially life-saving alternatives for creating survivor safety while building a movement where no one is left

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Windfall. 7 p.m. Ferndale Veterans Memorial Building, 1100 Main St. Documentary film about how a wind turbine project affected a small dairy community. 786-4224.


North Coast Water Garden Club. 7 p.m. Wharfinger Building, 1 Marina Way, Eureka. Monthly meeting. Biologist Sandra Hunt discusses dragonflies and damselflies. 839-0588. Eureka Mindfulness Group. 7:15 p.m. First Christian Church Eureka, 730 K St. Led by Cindee Grace. Topic: “Stop The World, I Wanna Get Off.” Free-will donation. Fragrance free, please. 269-7044.

12 thursday ART

The Extreme Craft Road Show. 6:45 p.m. Wharfinger Building, 1 Marina Way, Eureka. Humboldt Handweaver’s and Spinner Guild hosts artist Garth Johnson’s funny, fast-paced lecture on explorations in modern craft. 541-272-2297.


Of Time and Rhythm. 7:30 p.m. Van Duzer Theatre. See April 11 listing.


Soroptimist International of Arcata Spring Salad Luncheon. 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Leavy Hall, St. Mary’s School, 1730 Janes Road, Arcata. Proceeds benefit local area service projects. $10/$5 kids 6-12. Free for 5 and under. siarcata@ 822-0539.


Green Homes Workshop. 8:30 a.m. Wharfinger Building, 1 Marina Way, Eureka. Learn to recognize and evaluate green home features such as energy efficiency measures and renewable energy systems. Pre-registration required. 269-1700. Sustainable Futures Series. 5:30-7 p.m. Gist Hall Room 218, HSU. Kathleen McAfee on “Cooling the Planet or Feeding the World: Do We Have To Choose?” Cosponsored by Environment and Community Graduate Program and Schatz Energy Research Center. humboldt. edu/envcomm/speaker_series. 826-3653.

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Hunting Season The second best Jesus-y holiday is just around the corner, kiddos! ‘Tis Easter time! Woot! This year there’s even more reason to be thankful! Like, for example, be thankful you don’t live in Europe! There, according to what was on NPR recently, egg producers are blaming new, stricter EU relations for an ill-timed egg shortage that has seen prices jump 250 percent in some regions. No yolk! But NPR didn’t say anything about America’s eggbundance being in danger of cracking anytime soon. So sorry, Europe. As scheduled, we’re goin’ huntin’. Here’s the rundown on where lost eggs need finding in Humboldt, north to south: MCKINLEYVILLE: We hear the McKinleyville Shopping Center hosts a pretty elaborate egg hunt — different areas for different ages, Easter Bunny encounters, the works. As with all community egg hunts, this one comes a day early on Saturday, April 7 at 10 a.m. But McKinleyville throws on another layer of childhood memory-makin’ with the return of its annual life-size playable version of the classic kids’ game Candyland at Pierson Park starting at 11 a.m. Beat that, other towns! ARCATA: The American Legion Arcata Post 274 will litter the Plaza with fun for egg-hungry youngins ages 2 to 10 (Sorry, Plazoids!) on Saturday, April 7 starting at 10 a.m. EUREKA: E-town Easter egg connoisseurs will want to head over to Carson Park at 10 a.m. on Saturday to get their hunt on. There will also be family scavenger hunts and an appearance by THE Easter Bunny (accept no imitations). Hop to it. But Eureka kids are lucky. Once the Carson Park egg stampedes subside, head up Harris to the Sequoia Park Zoo for more egg hunting at the annual Egg-Stravaganza starting at noon. In addition to the hunt, faces will be painted, games will be played and adorable animals will be Easter-treated. FORTUNA: The Fortuna Lions Club handles the makekids-happy-on-Easter duties in sunny (fingers crossed) Fortuna. Rohner Park is the place to fill those adorable baskets on Saturday at 10 a.m. GARBERVILLE: SoHum knows how to do Easter. Its egg hunt coincides with an adult-pleasing barbecue, a bake sale and carnival games. It all takes place at Southern Humboldt Community Park from noon to 3 p.m. Now, enjoy that post-holiday child sugar high when you pack the kids off to Sunday morning services. Happy Easter.

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JEFF, WHO LIVES AT HOME. The good comedies are always harder to find. Movies like Bridesmaids or The Hangover, with their incessant advertising, are impossible to avoid. Whatever entertainment value they might hold is lost before we enter the theater; they can’t live up to the hype. Jeff, Who Lives at Home had no hype, no expectations, no relentless buildup. With a tiny budget, a handheld camera and a small ensemble cast, Jeff is leaps and bounds above the standards of comedy set by recent Hollywood films. Brotherly duo Jay and Mark Duplass deserve the lion’s share of the credit. Like the Coen brothers, Jay and Mark work in tandem as co-screenwriters and directors. Stylistically, they focus on the humor of everyday situations, walking the line between reality and exaggeration. There is absolutely nothing grandiose about Jeff, Who Lives at Home, and that’s the key to its hilarity. The film follows one day in the life of two brothers, Jeff (Jason Segel) and Pat (Ed Helms), and their over-stressed mother,

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Sharon (Susan Sarandon). Jeff and Pat are the film embodiment of Goofus and Gallant, if Gallant had a douchier edge. Jeff is 30, unemployed, and lives in his mother’s basement. Disheveled, stoned and aimless, he’s the yin to Pat’s shallow and egotistical yang. Familial obligation and happenstance force the two brothers to endure a day together, each with different intentions.   The simple plot is incredibly predictable, bringing the film’s quality down a notch. Jay and Mark Duplass don’t focus on plot, though; they’re constructing a storyline around the characters, rather than the other way around. This makes the film charming in a way most Hollywood comedies miss. Anyone can be funny if the situation is absurd enough. It takes real skill to induce laughter from the ordinary, and the Duplass brothers have it. R. 83m. —Devan King MIRROR MIRROR. Director Tarsem Singh’s take on Snow White is brimming with rapturous landscapes and fantastic costumes and sets. The opening sequence

of puppetry and animation is gorgeous, and the gowns made me rethink my position on yellow taffeta. But the writing and story don’t earn their seats at this visual feast. A good deal of license is taken with the original Grimm tale: The poison apple and its spell are cast aside, and the dwarves are boosting gold from royal sleighs instead of toiling in the mines. Snow White even makes the career jump from forest housekeeper to bandit queen. There’s also a fearsome beast stalking the forest, which might be a little scary for small children. Female rivalry has been given an update as well. The wicked queen (Julia Roberts) is recast as a gold-digging cougar with her sights set on marrying the oft-shirtless prince (Armie Hammer). To accomplish this she must, of course, dispatch her dewy rival, Snow White, played by Lily Collins with assistance from Audrey Hepburn’s eyebrows. Roberts has some fun moments sparring with her own frenemy reflection and suffering medieval spa treatments, but unlike Cate Blanchett or Meryl Streep, she

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21 JUMP STREET. Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum star as cops who go undercover, inside the plot of a 1980s sitcom starring Johnny Depp. R. 109m. ACT OF VALOR. Active-duty Navy SEALs star as active-duty Navy SEALs in this fictionalized account of Navy SEALs on active duty. Paid for with your tax dollars. R. 101m.  THE HUNGER GAMES. In a dystopian future state, teenagers get conscripted into a televised death match. Based on Suzanne Collins’ bestseller. PG. 142m. JOHN CARTER. A hunky Civil War vet gets transported to Mars, where, with the help of some four-armed green dudes, he must save a princess. PG13. 132m. THE LORAX. The tree-hugging Dr. Seuss character now shills for SUVs and flapjacks. What a sellout! Also, this movie is not good. PG. 86m. SILENT HOUSE. A young woman becomes trapped inside her family’s lakeside house, which is, like, totally giving her the silent treatment. Cuh-reepy! R. 85m. WANDERLUST.  Paul Rudd and Jennifer Aniston play a Manhattan couple who join a free-love commune in this comedy from director David Wain (Wet Hot American Summer). R. 98m. WRATH OF THE TITANS. Perseus, a yoked demigod, stabs 3D computer images with his trident in order to save his “holier than thou” dad, Zeus. 99m. PG13. —Ryan Burns

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707-839-3456 1575 Betty Court, McKinleyville Times are for 4/6-4/12 unless otherwise noted. AMERICAN REUNION TITANIC 3D WRATH OF THE TITANS 3D WRATH OF THE TITANS 2D MIRROR MIRROR HUNGER GAMES THE LORAX 21 JUMP STREET

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returns to the big screen to capitalize on the 3D craze. Maybe they’ll see the iceberg sooner this time. PG13. 194m. AMERICAN REUNION. The horny teens from American Pie (1999) return for their (uh, 13th?) high school reunion. Evidently they’d left a few bodily fluid gags ungagged. R. 110m. The Arcata Theatre Lounge’s monthly Ocean Night benefit rolls in again this Thursday with Splinters, a feature-length documentary about the burgeoning surf scene in the remote, third-world nation of Papua New Guinea, where surfing is seen as a potential way out. 6:30 p.m. The following night, behold the Hipster Holocaust, a “24-hour traipse through hell” written and directed by Arcata native William Burgess. Featuring prizes and a Q & A with Burgess himself. 8 p.m. If you need redemption afterwards, try spending Easter Sunday with Jesus Christ Superstar, the 1973 movie version of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s anachronistic Broadway rock opera. 6 p.m.


doesn’t have the chops for real villainy. Collins and Hammer are pretty, but they lack the charm and chemistry necessary to carry the romance. The dwarves have the most personality in the movie, stealing scenes from the couple here and there. Children will likely enjoy the sword fighting and acrobatics — even the musical Bollywood ending — and forgive the script. But there isn’t much beyond the beautiful sets and a desperate Nathan Lane to interest adults. Anyone who’s seen The Princess Bride will long for its perfect blend of wit, irony and sweetness, which many have failed to duplicate (I’m looking at you, Shrek and Stardust). Pick up a copy and treat the whole family. PG. 106m. FRIENDS WITH KIDS. Jason (Adam Scott) and Julie (Jennifer Westfeldt) are friends who decide to avoid the grumpy, disappointed marriages of their contemporaries by having a child together and saving the romance for relationships with other people. We’re waiting, of course, for them to realize that they’re meant to be together, but by the middle of the movie we’re not really rooting for them. Neither actor is particularly winning in his or her role; Jason is a superficial serial dater and Julie’s nervous perkiness is exhausting. They share a sense of humor and a history, but it’s not anything we particularly want in on. The pair takes the leap into parenthood rather lightly, and their desire for a child doesn’t seem all that intense. Even when the baby is born, they beam with the joy of a couple that has just picked out a puppy that’s not going to ruin their apartment. Jason and Julie’s married friends have all the typical maladies of parents of small children: They’re harried, exhausted, under-sexed and getting on each other’s nerves. Maya Rudolph and Kristen Wiig — two comediennes at the top of their games — are wasted in the movie as scolding wives. Rudolph at least gets to laugh here and there with her husband (Chris O’Dowd), but Wiig mostly frowns and knocks back wine. Ultimately, the film runs into the same problem as its protagonists. Afraid of the pitfalls of romantic sentimentality, the writers rely too heavily on cynicism and crude dialogue, which at times comes off as cold. And as edgy as it may seem, this approach is in pursuit of the same old story — love, marriage and kids. R. 107m. —Jennifer Fumiko Cahill

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Arts & Crafts CEDAR LEAF SHAWLETTE AT YARN. Thurs. May 3 & 10, 5:30-7 p.m. Cost $35, plus materials. Make this beautiful shawl with leaf border from Alana Dakos. Beginning knitting level required. Call 443-YARN to register and for more info. (AC-0426) FOLLOW YOUR HEART CRAFT ADVENTURES. Spring Break Craft Camp. Kids 7-13. M-F 10 am-1 p.m /1-4 p.m. $30 session or $50 full day. Sumptuous supplies and fabulous vegetarian food provided. 1741 Ocean Drive McKinleyville. Ms. Jasmine: Handwork teacher at Coastal Grove Charter School. 601-9901. INTRO. TO ENTRELAC AT YARN. Tues. May 1, 15 & 29, 5:30-7 p.m. Cost $45, plus materials. Entrelac is a fascinating technique that makes a knit fabric that looks woven. Beginning knitting level required. Call 443-YARN to register and for more info. (AC-0426) 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-0405) SOLID INTRO TO GLASS PAPERWEIGHTS. Sat. & Sun., April 14-15, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $175. Learn different color applications and techniques. Limited space available, reserve your spot today. No experience necessary. Six Rivers Glass, South G St., Arcata, (707) 601-9612. (AC-0405) VERY BEGINNING SEWING. Wed.s, 6-8 p.m. $30 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 stitches. Origin Design Lab, 426 3rd St., Old Town Eureka, (707) 497-6237, www.origindesignlab. com. (AC-0426) 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-0426)


START CROCHETING WITH KELLY CARD OF KC MADE IT. BOTH BEGINNER & CROCHET FLOWER TECHNIQUE CLASSES ARE AVAILABLE. CALL (707) 497-6237 CAN’T BELIEVE I’M CROCHETING WITH KC. $25 Thurs.s, Noon-2 p.m., with Kelly Card of KC Made It. 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) 4976237, (AC-0426) 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, (AC-0426) FREE EUREKA BUTTON CLUB. 2nd Sun. of the month, 2 p.m. Free 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-0426)


LIFETREE CAFE: JOIN THE CONVERSATION. Discuss Heaven Is for Real: A Little Boy’s Astounding Story of His Trip to Heaven and Back. Sun., April 8, 7 p.m. Lifetree Café, 76 13th St., Arcata. Free Admission. Questions, Contact Bob Dipert 672-2919, bobdipert@ (CMM-0405) HAPPIER HEALTHIER KIDS. Learn what vital aspects of childhood are missing for many of today’s kids and how you can help. A fun and empowering workshop for parents, teachers, grandparents and anyone who loves a child. Workshop is offered at a sliding scale donation $10-$25. No one is turned away for lack of funds. Wed. April 18 6:30-8:30 p.m. Contact Diana (707) 445-4642 (CMM-0412) INSIDE OUT PARENTING. Five part series following the Conscious Parenting process: Awareness of the Self, Care of the Self, Awareness of the Child, Care of the Child $125 payable $25 per class Tues’s 6:30-8:30 p.m, begins April 24, Contact Diana for more info and to register (707) 445-4642, (CMM-0419)

SIMPLIFY. Six class session based on the book Simplicity Parenting: Using the Extraordinary Power of Less to Raise Calmer, Happier and More Secure Kids by Kim John Payne. Learn how making simple changes to your child’s room, schedule and the information they take in can impact the health and happiness of the whole family. Six Sun.s 2-4 p.m, April 22 - June 3. Cost $175 and includes an interactive workbook. Payable $25 per class, 25% discount for couples. Other payment and scheduling options are available. Contact Diana (707) 445-4642 (CMM-0419) ADVANCED FACILITATION. Discover a faster, less frustrating and more effective technique to speed up group decision-making and arrive at better solutions. With Janet Ruprecht. Fri., April 13, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. $100 (includes materials). Pre-registration required. Call HSU Extended Education to register, 826-3731 or visit (CMM-0405)


ADOBE CS5 PROJECT WORKSHOP. Get individualized instruction as you create a project of your choice, from start to finish, using one or more of the Adobe applications Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign or Dreamweaver. Create that newsletter, logo, website or digital art projects with guidance from an experienced designer. With Annie Reid. Wed., April 21-May 5, 6:30-9 p.m. and Sat., 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. $150. Pre-registration required. Call HSU Extended Education to register, 826-3731 or visit extended. (C-0419)

Dance, Music, Theater, Film

DISCOVER ARGENTINE TANGO! Beginning lessons Sun., 5-5:45 p.m. Practica 6-7p.m., $6 Studio of Dance Arts, Eureka. 445-2655, 822-6170. (DMT-0628) DANCE WITH BRUCE & CAREY HART. Swing, Fox Trot, Waltz, Latin, Western Swing and more! Five-week classes beginning Wed., April 18, Jacoby Creek School and Thurs.,April 19, 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-0412) WEST AFRICAN DANCE. Tues.s, Thurs.s, 5:30-7 p.m., at Redwood Raks, Arcata. All levels welcome. Live drumming. Dulce, 832-9547, Christina, 498-0146. (DMT-0531)

LEARN 2 HOOP DANCE. Foundational Hoop Dance series starts every few weeks in Arcata. Ongoing int/ adv. workshops. Private lessons. Hoops/collapsible hoops for sale. (DMT-1227) BURLESQUE, BALLROOM & BALANCE: Guest instructors Jenica and Eric Zimmer share their unique talents at North Coast Dance. April 13-15. Fri. Ladies only Burlesque, Sat. Ballroom, Sun. A Dancer’s Workout and Arm Styling. Like us on Facebook and search WCS Workshops with Jenica & Eric Zimmer! www., Call (707) 464-3638 to register. Sponsored by dancewithdebbie. biz! (DMT-0405) 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 debbie@ (DMT-0426) MODERN DANCE. With Bonnie Hossack. Int/Adv., Sun.s, 10:30 a.m.-noon and Wed.s, 6:15-7:45 p.m.; Int. for teens, Mon.s, 4-5:30 p.m., Pan Arts Studio at 1049 C Samoa (Samoa @ K St.), Arcata. $10/class; $5/ students with valid ID. Info: 601-1151 or (DMT-0426) 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) 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)


KUNDALINI YOGA & MEDITATION. Learn the ancient practice that uses posture, mantras, mudras, breathing techniques and relaxation to create a specific physical and mental state. Leave feeling centered and reconnected to the true beauty of your being. With Anne Marie Tse. Mon., April 16-May 21, 7-8:30 p.m. $60. Pre-registration required. Call HSU Extended Education to register, 826-3731 or visit www. (F-0405) 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, 6-7:30 p.m. Advanced Adults, Mon.s & Wed.s, 6-8 p.m. All Ages All Levels Community Class, Sat.s, Noon-2 p.m. Arcata, (707) 498-6155. HSU Students First Class Free. (F-0426) 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-0426) 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)

AIKIBOJITSU. Get your black belt in stick! New beginning classes in Aikibojitsu, The Art of the Staff, taught by Tom Read Sensei, Chief Instructor of Northcoast Aikido, with over 40 years of experience in martial arts. Classes meet Sat.s 9 a.m- 10 a.m., at Northcoast Aikido, 890 G Street, Arcata (entrance in back, by fire station). $20 per class, Visit www. (F-1206) NORTH COAST 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) 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-0531) ZUMBA WITH MIMI. Put the FUN back into your workout! Latin & Pop music, sure to leave you sweaty and smiling! Wed. & Fri. 9:30 a.m. at Redwood Raks in the Old Creamery Building, Arcata. Tues. & Thurs. 9:30 a.m., Fri. 5:30 p.m., Humboldt Capoeira Academy, Arcata. (F-1227) SUN YI’S ACADEMY OF TAE KWON DO. Classes for kids and adults, child care, fitness gym, and more. Tae Kwon Do Mon-Fri 5-6 p.m., 6-7 p.m., Sat 10-11 a.m. Come watch or join a class, 1215 Giuntoli Lane, or visit, 825-0182. (F-1227) 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) 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)

Kids & Teens

CARSON PARK EASTER ADVENTURE. Join us April 7, 10 a.m.-Noon, at Carson Park for an Easter Adventure. Fun games with prizes and treats! Free for ages 10 & under. Remember to bring your camera for a picture with the Easter Bunny! (K-0405) CERAMICS FOR OLDER KIDS, AGES 7-12. $80, (5 weeks) Mon.s., 4-6 p.m., April 30-June 4. Adventures with clay: Learn various hand building and wheelthrowing techniques. Fire Arts Center, 520 South G St., Arcata. (707) 826-1445, www.fireartsarcata. com. (K-0405) CERAMICS FOR YOUNGER KIDS, AGES 5-7. $60, (4 weeks) Sat.s., 9:30-11 a.m., May 5-May 26. Fun class, which fosters a life-long love of ceramics and art. More info at, (707) 826-1445, Fire Arts Center, 520 South G St., Arcata. (K-0405) MUSIC & MOVEMENT. Learn beginning dance techniques and natural movement. Ages 2-4, John Ryan Youth Center, 1653 J St., Eureka. Sat.s, beginning April 7, 9:30-10:15 a.m. $25. Call 441-4244 or visit The Adorni Center, 1011 Waterfront Dr. (K-0405)

SEQUOIA PARK ZOO’S OUT OF SIGHT ANIMALS. For 5-7 year olds. Sat., April 14. Join us for a wild adventure. Call 441-4263 or visit sequoiaparkzoo. net for info. (K-0412) SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE. Learn dance routines, and perform for family and friends. Ages 5-8, John Ryan Youth Center, 1653 J St., Eureka. Sat.s, beginning April 7, 10:30-11:15 a.m. $25. Call 441-4244 or visit The Adorni Center,1011 Waterfront Drive. (K-0405) BOYS TO MEN RAVEN WEEKEND, AGES 9-12. Packed with fun, games, adventure, mystery and stories. We celebrate each boy’s unique truth and gifts, and his relationships to family, community and society, while assisting him to decipher his own feelings and reflect on his life. May 11-13. For more info: (707) 633-4855 or (K-0419) CREATIVE CLOWNING. Be a Clown! Play big! For kids ages 7-9, April 9-13, 10 a.m.-Noon, at the Arcata Playhouse. Call 822-1575 to register. (K-0405) SPRING BREAK CAMP. Blue Lake Parks & Recreation. Join us for roller skating, arts and crafts, sports and more at Blue Lake Spring Break Camp for 5-13 year olds. Mon.-Fri., April 9-13, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at Perigot Park. Full-day or half-day option. Extended care hours available. Register today as space is limited! Register at Blue Lake City Hall, or call Kara Newman, 668-5932, for more information. (K-0405) CAPOEIRA KIDS. Spring Session 2012: Feb. 1-June 15. Classes: Beginner Kids (Age 5-7), Tues.s & Thurs.s, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Beginner kids (Age 8 & up), Tues.s & Thurs.s, 4:30-5:30 p.m. Toddler Tumblers (Ages 3 & 4), Tues.s, 2:30-3:15 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-0426) 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)

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) PORTRAIT DRAWING. Learn the basic fundamentals of portrait drawing with Tim Clewell. Wed., April 18-May 16, 4-6 p.m. $60/OLLI members, $85/nonmembers. OLLI: 826-5880. (O-0405) BRIDGES & FERRIES OF HUMBOLDT COUNTY. Examine some of the more exciting river and creek crossings in a PowerPoint program featuring old photos, postcards and maps. With Jerry and Gisela Rohde. Sat., April 21, 1-3 p.m. $30/OLLI members, $55/ nonmembers. OLLI: 826-5880. (O-0412) FINGERPAINTING ON YOUR IPAD. An introduction to iPad painting using the ArtStudio app, with local artist Claire Iris Schencke. Thurs., April 19-May 10, 6-8 p.m. $50/OLLI members, $75/nonmembers. OLLI: 826-5880. (O-0412)

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Learn the ancient process of wet felting making your own shoes. u Make light weight felted fabric using a hand dyed silk scarf.


Come share the magic with

Carin Engen at NorthCoast Knittery on 4/21& 4/22. Space is Limited! Call 442-YARN or come by

NorthCoast KNittery

320 2nd St. between D&E, Eureka

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




Ongoing Support Groups

continued from previous page LEAVING A LEGACY. Living a Life of Significance. Identify your strengths and stories, consider your audience, and learn the basic steps to leave a purposeful legacy. With Scott Hammond. Thurs., April 19-26, 6-8 p.m. $35/OLLI members, $60/nonmembers. OLLI: 826-5880. (O-0412)

Please call the listed phone number for more information. Dates and times are subject to change without notice.

THE HOME MUSEUM, PRESERVING YOUR HEIRLOOMS. Discover simple, low-tech and inexpensive ways to repair and preserve your treasured items, so you can enjoy them now and later pass them on. With Pam Service. Sat., April 28 and May 5, 1-3 p.m. $30/OLLI members, $55/nonmembers. OLLI: 826-5880 (O-0419)

THURSDAY Humboldt Domestic Violence Services. 6-7:30 p.m. For women experiencing intimate partner violence. Call for more info. 443-6042.


BEYOND TOURS. Freewheeling, Independent Travel for All Ages. You may remember traveling easily and effortlessly in your youth. Do you think traveling has become more dangerous and difficult in a post 9/11 era? Learn how today’s travel can be freer, lighter and more open than ever with world travelers Louisa Rogers and Barry Evans. Tues., April 17-May 1, 1-3 p.m. $50/OLLI members, $75/nonmembers. OLLI: 826-5880. (O-0405)

Bereavement Group. 1-2:30 p.m. Hospice Office, Eureka. 445-8443. Humboldt Domestic Violence Services. 12-1:30 p.m. For women experiencing intimate partner violence. Call for more info. 443-6042.

MONDAY Lyme Disease Support Group. 5:30-7 p.m. (3rd Mon.) Church of the Joyful Healer, Mckinleyville. 825-7835.

COAST GUARD. A Tour of the Past and Present. Visit the Coast Guard facility in Samoa and the Air Station Humboldt Bay in McKinleyville. Meet boat and helicopter crewmembers and learn about their missions. With Maggy Herbelin. Tues., April 17-May 1, 10 a.m.-Noon. $45/OLLI members only. OLLI: 8265880 (O-0405)

Caregiver Support Group. 4-5:30 p.m. (2nd & 4th Mon.) Alzheimer’s Resource Center, 1901 B California St., Eureka 444-8254, x3220. Bereavement Group. 6-7:30 p.m. Jacoby’s Storehouse, 4th floor, Arcata. 445-8443.

SCOTIA AS IT WAS, IS & WILL BE. A comprehensive study of the community of Scotia, originally a Pacific Lumber Company town that is on the edge of great change. With Ray Hillman. Thurs., April 12, 2:30-5:30 p.m. and April 19, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Course includes a field trip. $55/OLLI members, $80/nonmembers. OLLI: 826-5880. (O-0405)

Bereavement Group. 6-7:30 p.m. Sequoia Springs, Fortuna. 445-8443. Nicotine Anonymous. 7-8 p.m. ACS Conference Room, Eureka. 668-4084.


SOUL COLLAGE©: DISCOVERING YOUR MULTIPLICITY. Make a collage from cut-out images out of magazines and other sources and access the many different parts of yourself in the process. With Janet Patterson. Tues., April 17-May 22, 1-3 p.m. $50/ OLLI members, $75/nonmembers. OLLI: 826-5880. (O-0405)

Gynecologic Cancer Support Group. 3-4:30 p.m. (2nd & 4th Tues.) Humboldt Community Breast Health Project Office, Arcata. 825-8345. Queer Coffeehouse. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Raven Project, 523 T Street, Eureka. Safe place for queer/questioning youth. 443-7099. Caregiver Support Group. 10-11 a.m. (1st Tue.) Mad River Community Hospital.

SPRING WRITING WORKSHOP. Write, reflect, confer, revise, edit and think in this 6-week workshop with Emily Gibson. Join this group if you want to continue a writing project or want to get started on an idea. Wed., April 18-May 23, 10 a.m.-Noon. $70/ OLLI members, $95/nonmembers. OLLI: 826-5880. (O-0405)

444-8254, x3220. Caregiver Support Group. 12-1 p.m. (1st & 3rd Tue.) Timber Ridge Assissted Living, Eureka. 444-8254, x3220. Caregiver Support Group. 4-5:30 p.m. (2nd Tue.) Sequoia Springs Assisted Living Center, 2401 Redwood Way, Fortuna 444-8254, x3220.

WRITING ON THE BAY. Learn some of Humboldt Bay’s natural and human history on fieldtrips and then share your investigations through writing short paragraphs and poems. With Jerry Martien. Tues., April 17-May 15, 3:30-5:30 p.m. $55/OLLI members, $80/nonmembers. OLLI: 826-5880 (O-0405)

Prostate Cancer Support Group. 7-9 p.m. (2nd Tuesday) Eureka. 443-2241.

WEDNESDAY Bereavement Group. 5:30-7 p.m. Hospice Office, Eureka. 445-8443. Bereavement Group. 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. 1450 Hiller Rd., McKinleyville. 445-8443. Caregiver Support Group. 4-5 p.m. (2nd & 4th Wed.) St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, Ferndale 444-8254, x 3220. Caregiver Support Group. 6:30-8 p.m. (1st Wed.) Timber Ridge Assisted Living Center, McKinleyville


444-8254, x 3220.

TAROT AS AN EVOLUTIONARY PATH. Classes in Eureka and Arcata. Private mentorships, readings. Carolyn Ayres, 442-4240, www.tarotofbecoming. com. (S-0517)

444-8254, x 3220.


Caregiver Support Group. 1-2 p.m. (4th Wed.) Heart of the Redwoods Community Hospice, Garberville.

SHAMANIC 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. April 7, 8:30 p.m-10 p.m, Bikram Yoga Humboldt, 516 5th. St, Eureka (S-0405)


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)

TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE & WOMEN’S HEALTH. Learn how TCM (including acupuncture and herbal medicine) is well suited to helping women stay healthy and vibrant from birth through old age. With Lupine Wread. Thurs., April 19, 6:30-8:30 p.m. $20. Preregistration required. Call HSU Extended Education to register, 826-3731 or visit extended. (W-0412)


START YOUR CAREER IN MASSAGE THERAPY! Evening classes begin Sept. 4, 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)

ADULT SOFTBALL. Form a dream team with your friends, family and co-workers. $600/team plus $10 non-resident fee. Find out more on Wed., April 11 at the Adorni Center, 1011 Waterfront Dr. Women’s meeting 6 p.m., Men’s 6:30 p.m. Call 441-4245. (SR0405) ROLLER SKATING. Blue Lake Parks & Recreation Fri./Sat. 6:30-9:30p.m., Sun. 2-5 p.m. Theme Skate: Fri. April 6. Easter theme, Dress in pastel colors and receive $1 discount! Adult Skate Sun., April 8, 6:309:30 p.m. To schedule birthday parties, call 668-5932 or find us on facebook at (SR-0405) MEN’S SOFTBALL LEAGUE. Blue Lake Parks & Recreation. April 28- June 9. Games on Sat’s, 11:30, 2:30 or 5 p.m. at Perigot Park, Blue Lake. $400/team. Winner receives Championship T-Shirts! Register at Blue Lake City Hall, or call Kara Newman, 668-5932 for more information. (SR-0419) WOMEN’S SOFTBALL LEAGUE. Blue Lake Parks & Recreation. April 9-May 7. Games on Mon.,Tues., and Wed. at 5:30 and 6:45 p.m. $350/team + $5/nonresident. Winner receives Championship T-Shirts! At Perigot Park, Blue Lake. Register at Blue Lake City Hall, call Kara Newman, 668-5932 or visit, www.bluelake. , for more information. (SR-0405)


SEX/ PORN DAMAGING YOUR LIFE & RELATIONSHIPS ? Confidential help is available. saahumboldt@ or 845-8973 (T-1227) 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)


SERVSAFE ESSENTIALS CERTIFICATION. One-day workshop assists restaurants and other food handling businesses in complying with AB 1978/Campbell. CR McKinleyville site, Wed., Apr. 18, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Information or to register, call College of the Redwoods Community Education at 269-4000 or, visit Community Education link. (V-0405) CHILD ABUSE MANDATED REPORTER TRAINING. With Cara Barnes, M.A. Fri., April 13, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., $30 fee includes lunch. $25 additional for nursing or education academic credit or MFT/LCSW CEUs. Pre-registration is required. Call HSU Extended Education to register, 826-3731 or visit extended (V-0405)


TAOIST WATER QIGONG. An energy art form that can enable people of all ages and fitness levels to increase core energy, attain vibrant health and increase internal awareness of chi in your body. 8-week sessions: $80.00 or $12.00/session. Mon.s, April 9-May 28, 5:30-7 p.m. OR Thurs.s, April 12-May 31, 9-10:30 a.m., at Garden Bliss, corner of 3rd and E St., Arcata. Information, Saki (707) 822-8760 or sakitou2@gmail. com. (W-0405)

TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE. Curious about acupuncture? Want to know how Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) works and what conditions it might benefit? This 2-hour class will explore basic TCM theory and tools of the medicine, including acupuncture, herbs, dietary therapy and more. With Lupine Meredith Wread. Thurs., April 12, 6:30-8:30 p.m. $20. Pre-registration required. Call HSU Extended Education to register, 826-3731 or visit extended. (W-0405) QIGONG WORKSHOP. REGISTER BY 4/15 FOR EARLYBIRD DISCOUNT! Six Sun’s, 9-10:30a.m., April 22-June 3 (no class 5/13), Arcata. (707) 498-1009 (W-0531) HOLOTROPIC BREATHWORK. Full day workshop in Arcata. May 12. Contact Martin 498-1080. (W-0503) 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-0426) 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) ●

4/5, 4/12/2012 (12-111)


TS. NO. 139528-AH ON April 25, 2012 at 11:00 o’clock A.M. in the lobby of Humboldt Land Title Company, 1034 Sixth St., Eureka, CA County of Humboldt, State of California, HUMBOLDT LAND TITLE COMPANY, a Corporation, as Trustee under the Deed of Trust executed by Robert J. Tait, an unmarried man, recorded on June 23, 2010 as Instrument No. 2010-13086-4 of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Humboldt County, California by reason of default in the payment or performance of obligations secured thereby including the breach or default, notice of which was recorded December 8, 2011 as Instrument No. 2011-25214-3 of said Official Records, will sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash in lawful money of the United States, without covenant or warranty, express or implied, as to title, possession, or encumbrances, for the purpose of paying obligations secured by said Deed of Trust, the interest conveyed to said Trustee by said Deed of Trust in property situated in the City of Fortuna, County of Humboldt, State of California and described as: Parcel 2 as shown on Parcel Map No. 2511 for Joe and Marie Parlato, in Section 34, Township 3 North, Range 1 West, Humboldt Base and Meridian, filed July 1, 1987

the Office of the Humboldt County Recorder, in Book 22 of Parcel Maps, Page 92. ASSESSOR’S PARCEL NOS. 040-121-009, 040-121-011, 040-121-028. The unpaid balance and estimate of costs, expenses and advances as of March 23, 2012 is $493,804.47; said amount will increase until date of sale. The street address or other common designation, if any, of the real property described herein is purported to be: 320 Main St., Fortuna, CA 95540. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. Dated: March 23, 2012. Beneficiary: The City of Fortuna in its capacity as the Successor Agency to the Fortuna Redevelopment Agency. Telephone: (707) 725-7600. Address: 621 11th St., P.O. Box 545 Fortuna, CA 95540. HUMBOLDT LAND TITLE COMPANY, a Corporation, Trustee, Address: 1034 Sixth Street Eureka, CA 95501. Telephone (707) 443-0837. By: /s/ Sue E. Bosch, President 4/5, 4/12, 4/19/2012 (12-103)


TS. NO. 139713-AH ON APRIL 11, 2012 at 11:00 o’clock A.M. in the lobby of Humboldt Land Title Company, 1034 Sixth St., Eureka, CA County of Humboldt, State of California HUMBOLDT LAND TITLE COMPANY, a Corporation, as Trustee under the Deed of Trust executed by Gerald McGuire, a single man recorded on February 3, 2009 as Instrument No. 2009-2154-5 and Modification and Supplement to Deed of Trust and Partial Reconveyance recorded March 16, 2011 as Instrument No. 2011-5461-6 of Official Records in the office of Recorder of Humboldt County, California by reason of default in the payment or performance of obligations secured thereby including the breach of default, notice of which was recorded November 16, 2011 as Instrument No. 2011-23637-3 of said Official Records, will sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash in lawful

money of the United States, without covenant or warranty, express or implied, as to title, possession, or encumbrances, for the purpose of paying obligations secured by said Deed of Trust, the interest conveyed to said Trustee by said Deed of Trust in property situated in the County of Humboldt, State of California and described as: That portion of the Southeast Quarter of the Southwest Quarter of Section 3, Township 5 North, Range 1 West, Humboldt Meridian, described as follows: BEGINNING at the point of intersection of the North line of said Southeast Quarter of the Southwest Quarter with the West line of the County Road leading from Samoa to Arcata, as granted by Albert Hart to the County of Humboldt by Deed recorded November 19, 1921 in book 155 of Deeds, Page 471, said point being at right angles North from the South line of said section, 1329 feet; thence West 242.8 feet; thence South 200 feet; thence East 192.8 feet to the said County Road; thence along said County Road, North 14 degrees East 206 feet to the point of beginning. EXCEPTING therefrom Parcel 2 of Parcel Map No. 2122 recorded in Book 18 of Parcel Maps, Page 123. Description pursuant to MODIFICATION AND SUPPLEMENT TO DEED OF TRUST AND PARTIAL RECONVEYANCE, recorded March 16, 2011, as Instrument No. 2011-5461-6, Humboldt County Records. ASSESSOR’S PARCEL NO. 400131-010-000. The unpaid balance and estimate of costs, expenses and advances as of March 12, 2012 is $103,902.12; said amount will increase until date of sale. The street address or other common designation, if any of the real property described herein is purported to be: 1545 Peninsula Dr., Arcata, CA. 95521. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address or other common designation, if any shown herein. Dated: March 12, 2012; Beneficiary: Steven W. Sellers, Telephone: 707-822-1866, Address: 110 Essex Lane, McKinleyville, CA. 95519. HUMBOLDT LAND TITLE COMPANY, a corporation, Trustee. Address: 1034 Sixth Street, Eureka, CA. 95501 Telephone (707) 443-0837 By: /s/ Sue E. Bosch, Pesident 3/22, 3/29, 4/5/2012 (12-86)

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public NOTICE

FIRST 5 HUMBOLDT is holding public hearings for the Strategic Plan and the FIRST 5 CALIFORNIA Annual Report for Fiscal Year 2010-2011. • The public hearing for the FIRST 5 CALIFORNIA Annual Report for Fiscal Year 2010/2011 will be on Wednesday, April 11, 2012 from 5 - 6 pm, at the Humboldt County Library, 1313 Third Street, Eureka. • The public hearing for FIRST 5 HUMBOLDT’s Strategic Plan will be on Wednesday, April 11, 2012 from 6 - 7 pm at the Humboldt County Library, 1313 Third Street, Eureka. The public is invited to attend. For more information about FIRST 5 HUMBOLDT, visit our website at or call our office at (707) 445-7389.

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Spanning the Gap By Barry Evans


ne of the mysteries of ancient civilizations, for me, is why it took so long for engineers of old to figure out the true arch. All buildings need openings for doorways and windows. The earliest and simplest way to span an opening is with a lintel, a flat piece of stone or wood or, nowadays, metal. For ancient people, wood often wasn’t available, and it rotted. Steel hadn’t been invented, which left stone. Stone is usually really strong in compression, but weak in tension. That is if you stretch it, as happens with the part of the stone on the underside of a lintel, it’s subject to cracking, limiting the width of the opening. The ancient Egyptians had another trick up their sleeves. The pyramids are essentially big — very big — tombs, so they had to have some way of creating rooms deep inside the pyramids large enough to accommodate a stone sarcophagus, or coffin. Take the largest pyramid, Cheops: Right in the center of the huge structure is the King’s Chamber, a hollow space about 36 feet long by 18 feet wide. (Curiously, archeologists believe that the huge granite sarcophagus found there was never used.) Above the chamber are hundreds upon hundreds of tons of limestone blocks bearing down — far too much weight for a stone lintel to support across the width of the chamber. So the Egyptians used a corbel system, with successive layers of stone placed closer and closer together forming an inverted-V ceiling. Later, the Incas, Mayans and Aztecs used the same device whenever they wanted to span more than a few feet. Although the odd attempt had been

made earlier, it wasn’t until the Roman Empire that we see the full flowering of the successor to the lintel and corbel: the arch (photo). Note that all the individual stones, or voisseurs, are compressed, thus taking advantage of the ability of stone and brick to resist compression. Unlike a corbel arch, where each side is freestanding, a true arch would collapse if you removed part of it. So to construct one, the Romans first built a wooden form in the shape of the arch’s underside, on which each individual voisseur was positioned, until they reached the keystone at the top. With that last piece of the puzzle firmly in place, the formwork was removed and the arch stayed up on its own. Note that a true arch pushes outwards, as well as down, so the abutments need to be sufficiently stable to support both the vertical weight and the outward force. As I say, it seems so obvious; I wonder why earlier civilizations, such as the Mesopotamians, didn’t hit on it. Although the Romans focused on the round arch, many variations are possible, all of which avoid putting the stone, or brick, into tension. For instance, the designers of the 13th and 14th century Gothic cathedrals of northern Europe found the pointed Gothic arch more to their taste. And although it’s not built of stone or brick, St. Louis’ stainless steel Gateway Arch, with its “inverted weighted catenary” profile, takes arch-building to the ultimate for efficiency, not to mention grace. l Barry Evans ( marvels that 2,000-year old Roman arches still stand today. • North Coast Journal • Thursday, April 5, 2012


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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.


United Indian Health Services, Incorporated (UIHS) is registering American Indians to vote, who are eligible for services provided by UIHS. QUALIFICATIONS TO REGISTER TO VOTE IN UIHS ELECTION You may register to vote if you meet the following criteria: You are an American Indian eligible for services at UIHS and are registered as an Eligible Indian Beneficiary, you are eighteen years of age or older at the time of election, you reside in the voting area from which you will vote and you have completed a Voter Registration Application/Affidavit.


TS. NO. 139712-AH ON April 11, 2012 at 9:00 o’clock A.M. in the lobby of Humboldt Land Title Company, 1034 Sixth St., Eureka, CA County of Humboldt, State of California HUMBOLDT LAND TITLE COMPANY, a Corporation, as Trustee under the Deed of Trust executed by Gerald McGuire, a single man recorded on recorded December 24, 2008 as Instrument No. 200829779-4 and re-recorded January 30, 2009 as Instrument No. 2009-1852-6 of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Humboldt County, California by reason of default in the payment or performance of obligations secured thereby including the breach or default, notice of which was recorded November 15, 2011 as Instrument No. 2011-23567-3 of said Official Records, will sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash in lawful money of the United States, without covenant or warranty, express or implied, as to title, possession, or encumbrances, for the purpose of paying obligations secured by said Deed of Trust, the interest conveyed to said Trustee by said Deed of Trust in property situated in the County of Humboldt, State of California and described as: That portion of the Southeast Quarter of the Southwest Quarter of section 3, Township 5 North, Range 1 West, Humboldt Meridian, described as follows: Parcel 2 of Parcel Map No. 2122 filed in Book 18 of Parcel Maps, Page 123, Humboldt County Records. ASSESSOR’S PARCEL NO. 400131-011-000. The unpaid balance and estimate of costs, expenses and advances as of March 12, 2012 is $70,892.36; said amount will increase until date of sale. The street address

or other common designation, if any, of the real property described herein is purported to be: 1535 Peninsula Dr., Arcata, Ca. 95521. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. Dated: March 12, 2012 Beneficiary: Steven W. Sellers, Telephone: (707) 822-1866, Address: 110 Essex Lane, McKinleyville, CA 95519. HUMBOLDT LAND TITLE COMPANY, a Corporation, Trustee Address: 1034 Sixth Street, Eureka, CA 95501, Telephone (707) 443-0837. By: /s/ Sue E. Bosch, President

You will need to re-register to vote when: • You move • You change your name VOTER REGISTRATION DEADLINE The voter registration period remains open throughout the year except after the voter registration deadline date, which is a closed period of not less than two weeks prior to election day and shall remain closed until election counting day. The deadline date for registration is October 19, 2012. However, please be advised that voters who register after the deadline date will not receive a Vote-by-Mail ballot. The 2012 Election counting day is set for November 14, 2012. USES OF VOTER INFORMATION (ELECTION POLICY) Information on your voter registration application/affidavit will be used by elections officials to send you official information on the voting process and the Vote-by-Mail ballot. Items such as Driver’s license and social security numbers, or your signature as shown on your voter registration application, cannot be released for commercial purposes. If you have any questions about the use of voter information or wish to report suspected misuse of such information, please call UIHS Compliance Officer at 707.825.5000. 12-110 (4/5)

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NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned intends to sell the personal property described below to enforce a lien imposed on said property pursuant to Sections 2170021716 of the Business & Professions Code, Section 2328 of the UCC, Section 535 of the Penal Code and provisions of the Civil Code. The undersigned will sell at public sale by competitive bidding on the 21st day of April 2012 at 9:00 am, on the premises where said property has been stored and which are located at AAA Self-Storage, 2350 Central Ave., McKinleyville, CA 95519. County of Humboldt, State of California, the following: Unit # 89 Chip Brocious Unit #349 Brian Dukes Unit #204 Carol Perry Items to be sold but not limited to industrial shelving, misc. household items, boxes of contents unknown. Purchases must be paid for at the time of purchase in cash only. All purchased items sold as is where is and must be removed at the time of sale. Sale subject to cancellation in the event of settlement between owner and obligated party. The Auctioneer will be Don Johnson, Bond # 9044453, phone number 707- 443- 4851. Dated this 5th and 12th of April, 2012 4/5, 4/12/2012 (12-105)


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Mid/Town Storage intends to sell the personal property described below to enforce a lien imposed on said property under the California Self-Storage Facility Act (Bus.& Prof. Code 21700-21716). Mid/Town Storage will sell property belonging to those listed below to satisfy an Owner’s Lien on stored property at public sale. Property will be auctioned by auctioneer Don Johnson, 707-443-4851, Bond# 9044453, on Saturday April 7th at 9:30 A.M. Sale will take place at 1649 Sutter Road, McKinleyville, CA 95519. Items to be sold but not limited to: Household furniture, misc housewares, plastic totes & boxes, fish tank, lap top, flat screen TV, misc. electronics, toolbox, weights, toys, ladder, bicycles, camping equipment, musical instruments, speakers, generator, motorcycle helet, wheelchair and much more! Jacqueline Anderson, Unit # 183 Chris Cyphers, Unit # 413 Amy Dees, Unit # 293 Jeff Gier, Unit # 446 Jeff Gier, Unit # 469 Jeff Gier, Unit #424 Jeff Gier, Unit # 547 Travis Hash, Unit # 558 Caleb Johnson, Unit # 578 Sarah Jones, Unit #130

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Jennifer Kline, Unit # 179 Eleanora Lanzo, Unit # 225 Peace Light a.k.a. Paul Ingle, Unit # 751 David Love, Unit # 2 Cassie Milligan, Unit # 431 Leanna Morrow, Unit # 285 Devora Norman, Unit # 601 Devora Norman, Unit # 462 Devora Norman, Unit # 426 Lonny Owsley, Unit # 545 Lana Pulver, Unit # 621 Raylynn Robinson, Unit # 618 Christy Sparacio, Unit # 34 Patty Stejskal, Unit #238 Purchases must be paid for at the time of the sale and must be paid in CASH ONLY and a deposit is required. Anyone interested in attending must sign in at the office prior to 9:30 A.M. on the day of the auction, no exceptions. All purchased items are sold as they are, where they are, and must be removed at the time of sale. Sale is subject to cancellation in the event of settlement between owner and obliged party. Sale will take place rain or shine. Bring flash light and pad lock or locks… For further information, please call (707) 839-1555 3/22, 3/29, 4/5/2012 (12-93)


The following person is doing business as BAYSIDE PRESCHOOL at 2051 Old Arcata Road, Bayside, CA 95524, P.O. Box 4805, Arcata, CA 95518. Scarlet Ibis 2051 Old Arcata Road Bayside, CA 95524 The business is conducted by An Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name listed above on 3/22/12. /s Scarlet Ibis. This statement was filed with the

County Clerk of Humboldt County on March 22, 2012. CAROLYN CRNICH Humboldt County Clerk 4/5, 4/12, 4/19, 4/26/2012 (12-108)


The following person is doing business as RANJITH JIM BOX at 333 Painter St., Rio Dell, CA 95562, P.O. Box 261, Rio Dell, CA 95562. Jim Box 333 Painter St., P.O. Box 261 Rio Dell, CA 95562 The business is conducted by An Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name listed above on 3/27/12. /s Jim Box. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Humboldt County on March 27, 2012. CAROLYN CRNICH Humboldt County Clerk 4/5, 4/12, 4/19, 4/26/2012 (12-104)


The following person is doing business as BLUE BLOSSOM DESIGNS at 4002 Greenwood Heights Dr., Kneeland, CA 95549. Kimberly Ann Haile 4002 Greenwood Heights Dr. Kneeland, CA 95549 The business is conducted by An Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name listed above on 1/20/08. /s Kimberly Ann Haile. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Humboldt County on March 28, 2012. CAROLYN CRNICH Humboldt County Clerk 4/5, 4/12, 4/19, 4/26/2012 (12-107)

The following persons are doing business as THE KITCHEN STORE at 452 Main St., Ferndale, CA 95536, 2197 Central Ave., McKinleyville, CA 95519. North Bank Assoc. Inc 2197 Central Ave. McKinleyville, CA 95519 1966595 CA The business is conducted by A Corporation. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name listed above on n/a. /s Kevin Jenkins, President. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Humboldt County on March 15, 2012. CAROLYN CRNICH Humboldt County Clerk 3/29, 4/5, 4/12, 4/19/2012 (12-97)


The following person is doing business as SALTY DAWG at 245 Splendor Ln., Kneeland, CA 95549. Morgan Oliver 245 Splendor Ln. Kneeland, CA 95549 The business is conducted by An Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name listed above on n/a. /s Morgan Oliver. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Humboldt County on March 19, 2012. CAROLYN CRNICH Humboldt County Clerk 3/29, 4/5, 4/12, 4/19/2012 (12-96)


The following person is doing business as HUMBOLDT LAND RENOVATIONS at 2596 Maple Lane, Arcata, CA 95521, P.O. Box 5097, Arcata, CA 95518. Scott Elcan 2596 Maple Lane Arcata, CA 95521 The business is conducted by An Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name listed above on 4/21/2012. /s Scott Elcan. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Humboldt County on

The following person is doing business as RUNAWAY KITE at 414 2nd St., Apt. C, Eureka, CA 95501, P.O. Box 5861, Eureka, CA 95502. David Malcolm Desoto 414 2nd St., Apt. C Eureka, CA 95501 The business is conducted by An Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name listed above on 3/21/2012. /s David Malcolm Desoto. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Humboldt County on March 21, 2012. CAROLYN CRNICH Humboldt County Clerk 3/29, 4/5, 4/12, 4/19/2012 (12-99)


The following person is doing business as ROSES AND CREAM STUDIO at 3017 L St., Eureka, CA 95501. Anna Duffy 3017 L St. Eureka, CA 95501 The business is conducted by An Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name listed above on n/a. /s Anna Duffy. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Humboldt County on March 02, 2012. CAROLYN CRNICH Humboldt County Clerk 3/22, 3/29, 4/5, 4/12/2012 (12-90 )


The following persons are doing business as WHIPLASH CURVE at 423 First Street, Eureka, CA 95501. Eleanor Mae Mattingly P.O. Box 334, 133 Acacia Dr. Blue Lake, CA 95525 Bonnie Lee Stephens P.O. Box 334, 133 Acacia Dr. Blue Lake, CA 95525 The business is conducted by State or Local Registered Domestic Partners. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name listed above on 3/15/12 /s Bonnie Lee Stephens. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Humboldt County on March 06, 2012. CAROLYN CRNICH Humboldt County Clerk 3/22, 3/29, 4/5, 4/12/2012 (12-91 )


The following person is doing business as REDWOOD ORGANICS/ CELEBRATIONS at 100 Ericson Ct., Unit 130, Arcata, CA 95521, P.O. Box 5108, Arcata, CA 95518. Elizabeth Nester 802 Hiller Rd., Unit A McKinleyville, CA 95519 The business is conducted by An

3/22, 3/29, 4/5, 4/12/2012 (12-94)


The following person is doing business as MIKKI MOVES REAL ESTATE, INC. at 805 7TH St., Eureka, CA 95501. Mikki Moves Real Estate, Inc 6215 Marge Ct. Eureka, CA 95503 The business is conducted by A Corporation. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name listed above on 3/15/2012. /s Michelle Cardoza. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Humboldt County on March 13, 2012. CAROLYN CRNICH Humboldt County Clerk 3/22, 3/29, 4/5, 4/12/2012 (12-89 )


The following person is doing business as MIKKI MOVES REAL ESTATE at 805 7TH St., Eureka, CA 95501. Michelle Cardoza 6215 Marge Ct. Eureka, CA 95503 The business is conducted by An Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name listed above on 3/4/12. /s Michelle Cardoza. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Humboldt County on March 14, 2012. CAROLYN CRNICH Humboldt County Clerk 3/22, 3/29, 4/5, 4/12/2012 (12-88 )


The following person is doing business as NATUWALL at 2351 Scenic Drive, Trinidad, CA 95570. Steven Simoes Regalo 2351 Scenic Drive Trinidad, CA 95570 The business is conducted by An Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name listed above on 2/29/2012. /s Steven Simoes Regalo. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Humboldt County on February 29, 2012. CAROLYN CRNICH Humboldt County Clerk 3/15, 3/22, 3/29, 4/5/2012 (12-82)

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29. First responder, for short 30. Co. milestone 31. Biblical brother 34. “Isn’t ____ bit like you and me” (Beatles lyric) 36. Thorny bouquet 38. X preceders 39. No. after a no. 40. Angry 41. Canon competitor 42. Volcano output 43. Pop’s Mama 44. Antlered animal 45. Have some grub


32-Down 12. Rapscallion 13. “Au Revoir, ____ Enfants” (1987 film) 15. Like some productions 20. Book before Deut. 22. “Stand By Me” actor 23. Shrubby tracts 25. Some newspaper pieces 26. NYY rival 28. Sword holder 31. Leaning 32. Pancake flour 33. Bolivia president Morales 35. George Strait’s “All My ____ Live in Texas”

1. Refused to vote 10. Golfer Mickelson 14. Tangy treat 15. ____ park 16. They may be batted 17. Piles 18. Vaulter’s need 19. Scale notes 20. Colorful amphibian 21. “Hike!” preceder, perhaps 23. Mao’s successor 24. Stick up 27. Where many Apr. checks are sent

1. Letter before beth 2. “It Had to ____” 3. Process, as ore 4. “For rent” 5. Santa ____, Calif. 6. “This Time I Know ____ Real” (1989 Donna Summer hit) 7. Okinawa port 8. You are: Sp. 9. Drunk’s affliction, for short 10. “That was close!” 11. Basic science principle ... or something evidenced by this answer and 15-, 22-, 23-, 28- and


47. Fed. agency that’s ass backward? 49. Texter’s “Oh, also ...” 50. “That hit the spot!” 51. Div. for the Dodgers 56. Pillboxes, e.g. 58. “Norma ____” 60. Mtn. stat 61. “There ____ stupid questions” 63. Rum and Coke, e.g. 65. Greg Evans comic strip 66. Worsen 67. Actor Jared 68. Two-time third-party presidential candidate 37. 60 minuti 41. Yank’s rival 46. Some tiny batteries 48. Displays contempt 52. Zigzag 53. “Pomp and Circumstance” composer 54. Take care of 55. Hospital room fixture 57. Cornerstone word 58. ____ Park, Queens 59. Middle amts. 61. Every last bit 62. Regret 63. Object from Mars? EASY #8

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Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name listed above on n/a. /s Elizabeth Nester. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Humboldt County on March 12, 2012. CAROLYN CRNICH Humboldt County Clerk

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The following person is doing business as SWEET SPRINGS WATER RESOURCE CO. at 1720 11th Street, Arcata, CA 95521, P.O. Box 453, Orleans, CA 95556. Joel Bear Rosser 1720 11th St. 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 Joel Bear Rosser. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Humboldt County on March 07, 2012. CAROLYN CRNICH Humboldt County Clerk

March 20, 2012. CAROLYN CRNICH Humboldt County Clerk

CROSSWORD By David Levinson Wilk

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 12-00148 • North Coast Journal • Thursday, April 5, 2012




The following persons are doing business as OLD TOWN  ANTIQUE  LIGHTING at 203 F St., Eureka, CA 95501. Kenneth Bruce Norman 3025 Stover Rd. Blue Lake, CA 95525 Sara Debora Norman 3025 Stover Rd. Blue Lake, CA 95525 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 Sara D. Norman. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Humboldt County on March 5, 2012. CAROLYN CRNICH Humboldt County Clerk 3/15, 3/22, 3/29, 4/5/2012 (12-80)


The following persons are doing business as TAMALII COMADRES at 455 Bayside Ct., Apt. B, Arcata, CA 95521. Megan Maire Davis  455 Bayside Ct., Apt. B  Arcata, CA 95521  Michael Anthony Horcasitas  455 Bayside Ct., Apt. B  Arcata, CA 95521 The business is conducted by Copartners. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name listed above on 3/5/2012. /s Megan Davis. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Humboldt County on March 5, 2012. CAROLYN CRNICH Humboldt County Clerk 3/15, 3/22, 3/29, 4/5/2012 (12-81)


The following person is doing business as ARCATA HOLISTIC  HEALTH  CENTER at 940 9th St., Arcata, CA 95521. Thomas Kent Edrington 2475 Redwood St., #3 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 Thomas Edrington. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Humboldt County on March 8, 2012. CAROLYN CRNICH Humboldt County Clerk 3/15, 3/22, 3/29, 4/5/2012 (12-84 )


To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of: BARBARA MAE BAKER. A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by MARVIN BAKER in the Superior Court of California, County of Humboldt. THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that MARVEN BAKER 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 April 26, 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 732 FIFTH STREET, SUITE E EUREKA, CA 95501 (707) 445-0804 MARCH 27, 2012 SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA COUNTY OF HUMBOLDT

To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of: EDGAR A. BALDOCK, EDGAR ALAN BALDOCK, ALAN BALDOCK. A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by JEROME M. BALDOCK in the Superior Court of California, County of Humboldt. THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that JEROME M. BALDOCK 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 April 26, 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: CAROL J MARTINEZ (CSB#207233) LAW OFFICE OF CAROL J. MARTINEZ P.O. BOX 129 EUREKA, CA 95502 (707) 492-7455 MARCH 29, 2012 SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA COUNTY OF HUMBOLDT

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To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of: HAROLD WALTER TAYLOR aka HAROLD W. TAYLOR. A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by CHERIE TAYLOR in the Superior Court of California, County of Humboldt. THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that CHERIE TAYLOR 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 April 19, 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: DOUGLAS D. KABER, SBN 227193 KABER & KABER, ATTORNEYS AT LAW 730 7TH STREET, SUITE E EUREKA, CA 95501 (707) 441-1100 MARCH 22, 2012 SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA COUNTY OF HUMBOLDT 3/29, 4/5, 4/12/2012 (12-100)


Come join our dedicated team of professionals who are committed to compassionate care. RN CLINIC COORDINATOR 1 F/T Arcata Requires current CA RN license, CPR and 2-4 years of supervisory experience in a medical facility as well as strong computer skills, EMR preferred. MEDICAL RECEPTIONIST 1 F/T Willow Creek Requires high school diploma or GED, plus three or more months of medical or dental office experience. MEDICAL ASSISTANT 1 P/T Arcata ( 24 hours/week), 1 F/T Eureka Must have injection certification, CPR certification and 6 or more months experience. MEDICAL RECORDS CLERK 1 F/T Willow Creek Requires high school diploma or GED, strong computer skills and some experience in a medical office setting preferred. REGISTERED NURSE Degree in nursing leading to license as Registered Nurse State of California. Current RN license for State of California.

Open Door Community Health Centers offers great benefits, competitive compensation and a rewarding work environment. Application may be downloaded from: PLEASE submit complete applications (EOE) To: Carolyn Webb, Human Resources Manager Open Door Community Health Centers, 670 Ninth Street, Suite 203, Arcata, CA 95521 (707) 826-8633, ext. 5140, FAX (707) 826-8628


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Employment SENIOR HEALTH EDUCATION SPECIALIST $3,751 - 4,813 Monthly Plus Excellent Benefits

Final Filing Date: April 9, 2012. Applications available at Humboldt County Personnel, 825 5th Street, Room 100, Eureka, CA. 24 hr. Jobline (707) 476-2357. Apply on-line at AA/EOE

Looking for fun and friendly people to fill a variety of positions. Current job opportunities: Line Cook, Restaurant Server, Player’s Club Supervisor, Slot Attendant, Guest Room Attendant and more! To apply, simply visit the Human Resources office at the casino. For directions, current listings and other information visit

AIRLINE CAREERS. Become an Aviation Maintenance Tech. FAA approved training. Financial aid if qualified, Housing available. Job placement assistance. Call Aviation Institute of Maintenance 888-2423214. (E-0405) CAPTAIN. Minimum 20 ton inland master license/FCC license, full/ part time, April-Oct., tourist vessel on Humboldt Bay. 845-4687. (E-0405) HELP WANTED!!! Make money Mailing brochures from home! FREE Supplies! Helping HomeWorkers since 2001! Genuine Opportunity! No experience required. Start Immediately! (AAN CAN) (E-0607)

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. Call 445-1094 and leave name, phone number and best time to call. (E-0419) 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) HOME CAREGIVERS PT/FT. Non-medical caregivers to assist elderly in their homes. Top hourly fees. 442-6102. (E-1227)

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Business Rentals


ARCATA SPACIOUS HEALING ARTS STUDIO. Quiet and beautiful, for rent part time. Call Alexandra, 822-5395. (BR-0614) DANCE STUDIO RENTAL. Humboldt Capoeira Academy offers rental space for the performing arts, beautiful 2800 sq. f.t dance space offers hardwood floors, wall-to wall windows, full length mirrors, and dressing rooms. Convenient location is visible from the plaza, and will help you to promote your classes. Check with us for rates and availability. Contact Sarara at (707) 498-6155, or (BR-1227)

Openings soon available for HUD Sec. 8 Waiting Lists for 2, 3 & 4 bedrm apts.

County of Humboldt

Under general supervision, plan, coordinate and conduct the activities of a specialized health education program; assign, direct and review the work of assigned program staff. Desirable education and experience would include the equivalent to possession of a Master’s degree in a health education related field and three years of experience performing health education related activities. Valid CA driver's license is required.


ASSISTANT CONTROLLER - PROGRAM ACCOUNTING Dynamic international organization seeks candidate with high-level technical accounting and auditing skills to supervise and manage field and program accounting, as well as provide professional training in financial analysis and strategic planning.

Ideal candidate has: • 4+ years accounting experience with increasingly complex responsibilities • Experience in developing, implementing, and reviewing standardized internal control processes • Proven ability to effectively mentor direct reports and provide training to staff and other trainers • Experience in planning, performing, and supervising internal field program and grantee financial audits • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Business, or closely related field For more details and to apply, visit No Calls Please. EOE M/F/D/V

Now Hiring: 14 W. Wabash Ave. Eureka, CA 268-1866

$$$HELP WANTED$$$ Extra Income! Assembling CD cases from Home! No Experience Necessary! Call our Live Operators Now! 1-800-405-7619 EXT 2450 http://www.easywork-greatpay. com (AAN CAN) (E-0614) REPOSSESSOR WITH OWN TRUCK. (888) 300-3635. (E-0329)


PART TIME POSITIONS Dishwasher/Prep Cook Crown Club Rep Gift Shop Clerk Cage Cashier HR Manager

Cher-Ae Heights Indian Community of the Trinidad Rancheria Employments Applications available in Human Resources/ Seascape/ Cher-Ae Heights Casino or our website at Cher-Ae Heights is an alcohol and drug free workplace with required testing.

CPA P/T Bookkeeper Outside Sales Laborers

Rentals EUREKA 1BD UPSTAIRS DOWNTOWN APARTMENT. $600/ month. Garbage/Water paid, No smoking. 442-5938. (R-0426) M C K I N L E Y V I L L E 2 B D/ 1 BA DUPLEX. Garage, fenced yard, w/d, microwave, fridge, stove, d/w, close to central/shopping/ schools, no smoking, small pet OK, $800/month + $800 deposit, yard care included. Available April 1st. 839-4212. (R-0405) FORTUNA TOWNHOUSE. 2 BEDROOM 1.5 BATH, appliances, garbage paid, carport, w/d hook-up, patio. $800 mo., plus sec. deposit. No pets, (707) 725-6293 (R-0412) WILLOW CREEK 2BD/2BA. On riverfront acreage, beautiful quiet setting. $950/month, (360) 3522076. (R-0405) BY THE BAY & OLD TOWN. Eureka 1BD/1BA Apartment. $650/month, $1000/deposit. No Smoking/Pets. W/S/G paid. References required. 445-4679. (R-0405)

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 NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS. Affordable housing Myrtle Ave. Eureka. Brand new 2bed/1bath & 3bd/1.5bath Townhouses available April 2012. Rent $735-$850 & Deposit $300-$350. Svc animals only. Additional amenities include; onsite laundry, community kitchen, playground & exercise room. Contact Laura 822-9000 for qualification info. (R-0412) EUREKA DUPLEXES. 3108 Glen St #A & #B. Reduced Rent! Pets Considered! Available Now Immaculate, spacious townhouse style duplex near shopping 3 Bedroom, 2.5 baths, range, refrigerator, dishwasher and microwave. w/d hookups, private fenced ground floor patio, upper deck has view of bay. Garage & off street parking, Six month lease. $1195, deposit $1700. Non smoking unit. Cross st is Harris. Eureka., Rental hotline (707) 444-9197. (R-0405) EUREKA ROOM FOR RENT. 314 E St Apt. #23, Available April 20, ALL UTILITIES PAID. Super affordable room put you in the heart of Old Town! Located in a building with a locked entrance, shared laundry, kitchen and baths. On site manager. No pets. Cross St Third. Month to month. Rent $350, Deposit $525 Eureka., Rental hotline (707) 444-9197. (R-0405) BLUE LAKE SHARE. 1 room, $350-per person; $700-deposit per person. Walk to fishing, swimming, hiking. Near Dell’Arte. 668-4041. (R-0412) ALL AREAS - ROOMMATES. COM. Browse hundreds of online listings with photos and maps. Find your roommate with a click of the mouse! Visit: http://www. (AAN CAN) (R-0531)

Real Estate SUCCESSFUL BUSINESS FOR SALE. Many Hands Gallery, turnkey opportunity for enthusiastic entrepreneur. haysmer@sonic. net, (707) 445-9434 (leave message). (RE-0426) 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) 6294181. (RE-0329) 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 vegetables year round and live a sustainable life. Make this the bridge to your future. Offered at $28,000.00. Deborah Van De Putte, Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty, (520) 282-1111deborah.vandeputte@ (RE-0426) 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)


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TRAVEL COMPANION AVAILABLE. Level headed, patient, fifty year old woman who has humor and is even tempered can be scheduled for short or long trips this year. Do you have a trip in mind but can’t imagine going alone and would like company? Delightful Companion for hire Call ( 707) 498-8981 (L-0531)

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Auto CASH FOR CARS: Any Car/Truck. Running or Not! Top Dollar Paid. We Come To You! Call For Instant Offer: 1-888-420-3808 www. (AAN CAN) (A-0419) YOUR ROCKCHIP IS MY EMERGENCY! Glaswelder, Mobile, windshield repair. 442-GLAS, (A-1227)

ALL CLOTHING 1/2 PRICE! Expand your wardrobe for the price of a burger… April 3-7, Dream Quest Thrift Store in Willow Creek, Helping Provide Opportunities for Local Youth (BST-0405) BUYING COIN COLLECTIONS. Big or Small. I will come to you. Private and Confidential. Call William (707) 845-7420 or email goodsign111@ (BST-0621) OLD WEST WOODEN ORE CART. Displayed on two railroad tracks. In very good condition . Very Rare. More Items. (707) 725-3228. (BST-0405)


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THE BEAD LADY. For all your needs in beads! Glass beads, leather, shells, findings, jewelry. Kathy Chase Owner, 76 Country Club Dr Ste 5, Willow Creek. 530629-3540. (BST-1227)

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Pets PAWS OFF MY HERBS. 8% OFF SALE! Bulk herbs aren’t taxed and Buster still gets a break. It’s a dog’s life. Dot’s Vitality, Dot’s Veggie Vitality and Dot’s Arthritis. Find Dot’s at: Moonrise Herbs, Arcata, Humboldt Herbals, Eureka, or order online at (P-0426)

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DESKTOP PUBLISHING. Business cards, calendars, annual reports. No job too big, no job too small. Mimsytoes Publishing, 672-2126 or mimsytoes@ (S-0405) IPHONE SURGEON-PROFESSIONAL IPHONE, IPOD & IPAD REPAIR. Dropped your phone in beer? Threw it at the wall? The iPhone Surgeon can fix it all! DON’T TRUST AN AMATEUR WITH YOUR DEVICE! We are the North Coast’s largest and most reliable “iDevice” repair service! All iPod, iPad and iPhone models serviced. PRICE MATCH GUARANTEE! iPhoneSurgeon, (707) 836-3496. Like our Facebook for 10% off! (S-0426) IPHONE REPAIR + PRO CAR AUDIO. Humboldt Screen Savers, Humboldt’s new iRepair service! Affordable & fast iPhone, iPad repair. Pro car audio services also available! (707) 362-9853, facebook. com/HumboldtScreenSavers. (S-0405) MAKING MEMORIES VIDEO. Personalized Videos, Personal Oral Histories. Pamela Hinrichs, 839-0231. (S-0405) HOUSE CLEANING BY JEANNIE. Residence $15/hour, Move-outs $20/hour. Call 445-2644. References Available. (S-0426) DEANNA’S CLEANING SERVICE. $15 hr. Residential, $20 hr. Move-Outs, Rentals & Estates, 2 hr.min. lic #8132, call 445-3610 (S-0517)

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Renewable Energy Systems Consciencious Affordable Clean

Industrial Residential Agricultural Commercial # 707.822.0100 | Lic CA C10 876832

“Promoting the Conservation of Our Natural Resources – Commercial, Agricultural, Residential & Industrial”

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

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AMUSING GAMES & AMAZING PERFORMANCES FOR ALL AGES. Events, Birthdays, Festivals, Kidszones. I’ll Juggle, Unicycle, & bring Toys., (707) 499-5628. (S-1227) 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) 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) CLARITY WINDOW CLEANING. Services available. Call Julie 8391518. (S-1227)

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) DISORGANIZED? HIRE A PRO! Paper, clutter, kitchens, closets. A.D.D. specialist. Experienced, Affordable, Friendly. Claire Josefine 268-8585. www.clairejosefine. com. (S-1227)

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)

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GUITAR/PIANO LESSONS. All ages, beginning and intermediate. Seabury Gould 444-8507. (M-1227)


LIFETREE CAFE: JOIN THE CONVERSATION. Discuss Heaven Is for Real: A Little Boy’s Astounding Story of His Trip to Heaven and Back. Sun., April 8, 7 p.m. Lifetree Café, 76 13th St., Arcata. Free Admission. Questions, Contact Bob Dipert 672-2919, bobdipert@ (C-0405) SEX/ PORN DAMAGING YOUR LIFE & RELATIONSHIPS ? Confidential help is available. or 845-8973 (C-1227) TICKETS ON SALE FOR 32ND ANNUAL RIVER NIGHT. If a hillbilly/ charity event tickles your fancy, then River Night is the place for you! Summer LEAP, a program of the Boys and Girls Club, Annual River Night Sat., April 21, 7 p.m- 1 a.m., Portuguese Hall, 1138 11th St. Arcata and will include a benefit drawing, drinks, music and dancing. Beer provided by Mad River Brewery and dancing will be to the musical stylings of the Bret Harte Breakers, Steel Standing, Small Axe Ensemble and DJ Max Michael. Tickets available at Adventure’s Edge and Center Activities, 2 for $10 in advance. At the door, tickets will be $10 per person unless you arrive in your best hillbilly get-up, where tickets will be $8 per person. 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-0503) 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)

Spring? See page 21

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service directory • NORTH COAST JOURNAL • THURSDAY, APRIL 5, 2012


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First Visit Only

Foot Reflexology Body Massage

24-hour online verification

Swedish, Deep Tissue & Therapeutic Massage.

(707) 826-1165

Treating Bulimia, Anorexia, Binge-Eating.

Gift Certificates Available (707) 599-5639

Kim Moor, MFT #37499

Valerie Schramm

Call 441-1484

Certified Massage Therapist

218 F St, Old Town


Ongoing Classes Workshops Private Sessions Diana Nunes Mizer Parent Educator


Depressed? Anxious? Relationship issues? Family problems? Just need someone to talk to? Counseling services available for individuals, couples and families.

Bonnie M. Carroll, LCSW LCS # 23232

1225 Central Ave. Suite 3 McKINLEYVILLE


service directory see page 21

KICK BUTTS! Become a nonsmoker in one session with Dave Berman, Certified Hypnotist, Life Coach, and Master Practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP). (707) 845-3749. www. Helping the YOUniverse conspire on your behalf. (MB-0628) WHAT’S YOUR BODY TELLING YOU? Are you ill, in occasional pain, or curious about a symptom? Gentle exploration of your body’s messages, your waking life experiences, and/or dreams, combined with soothing energywork. With spiritual teacher and CMT, AnaLora Garrard., 8262647. (MB-0419) JUPITER’S LIGHT ASTROLOGY READING. The Sacred Geometry of Our Lives. Indivdual, Family & Relationship Readings. Shakati L. Walsh, MA Spiritual Phychology, MS Educational Counseling. (707) 616-3163, shakatiwalsh@yahoo. com (S-1227) REBECCA PORTEOUS, LCSW. (LCS #18459) is opening a private therapy and counseling practice at 3135 Boeing Ave., Suite A1, McKinleyville. Experience working with a broad range of issues. Appointments, call 633-6145. (MB-0503)

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. (707) 407-7192. (MB0426) _ do TERRA ESSENTIAL OILS. Amazing results with no side effects. Maureen Brundage, (707) 498-7749, www.thinkdoterra. com/19719. (MB-0517) 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) CERTIFIED IN MASSAGE THERAPY & FOOT REFLEXOLOGY. Reidun Olsson, (707) 822-7247. (MB-0510) CERTIFIED MASSAGE THERAPIST. Samantha Dudman-Miller, (707) 616-6031. (MB-0726) CRANIAL SACRAL THERAPY. Infused with Shiatsu, Quantum Touch Healing, Energywork. Crescent City, (517) 974-0460. (MB-0726)


NATURAL FAMILY PLANNING/ FERTILITY AWARENESS CLASS. Safe, effective, fun, women & men, all ages. Call Marla Joy (707) 845-4307, marla_joy@suddenlink. net (MB-0426) NEEDING SOME SUPPORT RIGHT NOW? Experienced counselor & therapist Linda Nesbitt, MSW, LCSW (Lic#18830) is expanding her practice and welcoming new clients. Focusing on stress/anxiety, depression, grief/loss, trauma recovery, relationship challenges and postpartum support. EMDR Advanced Trained. (707) 268-0929. (MB-0426) TAROT AS AN EVOLUTIONARY PATH. Classes in Eureka and Arcata. Private mentorships, readings. Carolyn Ayres, 442-4240, www. (MB-0517) COACHING FOR PERSONAL EVOLUTION WITH REBECCA OWEN. Access your wholeness by cultivating your Presence in the Now and learning to clear old patterns. 822-5253. (MB-0920) THE SPINE IS YOUR CONDUIT FOR LIFE-FORCE ENERGY. Open to the Alignment of Your Whole Self: Chiropractic by Dr. Scott Winkler, D.C. and Energy Work by Rebecca Owen. 822-1676. (MB-0920) 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@yahoo. com, or for more info. call (707) 826-1701, www.arcatazengroup. org. (MB-1227)

MOSAIC MASSAGE. Customized pressure and style by Heather, Massage Therapist with 10 years experience. Swedish, Deep Tissue, Prenatal, Reflexology. Located at Om Shala Yoga, Arcata, (707) 362-2821 (MB-1227) HIGHER EDUCATION FOR SPIRITUAL UNFOLDMENT. Bachelors, Masters, D.D./Ph.D., distance learning, University of Metaphysical Sciences. Bringing professionalism to metaphysics. (707) 822-2111 (MB-1227) ZUMBA. Latin-inspired fitness program using international music and various dance styles including Salsa, Cumbia, Merengue and Reggaeton for a great cardio workout. Every Mon. and Thurs. at the Bayside Grange 6-7 p.m., 2297 Jacoby Creek Rd. $6/$4 Grange members. Every Wed. 6-7 p.m. in Fortuna at the Mon. Club, 610 Main St. Every Tue. at the Trinidad Town Hall 12 p.m. and every Thur. at Eureka Vets Hall 12 p.m. Marla Joy 707-845-4307. (MB-1227) NORTHCOAST AIKIDO FOUNDATION. Instructing non-violent martial arts since 1978. Mon.-Fri., 6-7:30 pm. Adult Beginning Special: 6 weeks for $99, enrollment ongoing. Children’s classes Mon. or Wed., 4-5 pm, $40/month. Visitors welcome! 890 G Street, Arcata, entrance around back. 826-9395. www.northcoastaikido. org. (MB-1227) 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)

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