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Dem Schism

Blog Jammin’ On The Cover

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37 Workshops 39 Seven-o-Heaven

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40 Field Notes

My Parasites Made Me Do It (Part 2 of 2)

Fiction in a Flash

22 Home & Garden Service Directory

23 Get Out!

Flower Power

26 The Hum

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Trees for Health Editor: Judge Alsup’s ruling on April 4 shows the determination of the citizens in Humboldt (“Tall Order,” April 19). As a student at Humboldt State, I have seen petitions circulate around the campus about Richardson Grove. The power of non-violent protest is a powerful tool to fight for social and environmental justice.  One of the reasons I moved to Arcata was because of the magnificent redwoods. Caltrans says that it will only cut six trees that are redwoods, but six trees that have been here for hundreds of years. Humboldt County is known for its natural beauty, not for big box stores, like Wal-Mart. As a social work student, one of our core values is respect and dignity of every person. To practice this value, we look at the environment that surrounds our client. If the environment is being cut down and losing its beauty, then this will affect our client’s health. This measure will affect everyone who cares about the planet we live on and what we leave behind for our children. Francesca Jenkins, Arcata    Editor: Humboldt County and Caltrans officials have presented questionable economic justification to support Assemblyman Chesbro’s conclusion that “jobs and economic benefits to local businesses far outweigh the arguments against the [Richardson Grove] project.” In addition to the now familiar handful of anecdotal, unanalyzed individual statements, several years ago the county’s economic development department conducted an online business survey that generated fewer than 20 complete responses, which became the basis of the Gallo Report. Although the county did not release the names of the businesses involved in the survey, Dr. Gallo includes a footnote that explains since our local lily industry is already the dominant player in the international market, any gains from reduced shipping costs will not be used for local expansion. Curiously, he includes the data in his calculations anyway and finds that a total of 55 jobs will be retained or added as a result of allowing the over-size trucks through Richardson Grove. The Gallo Report fails to acknowledge probable job losses in the local trucking industry. Comparing the lily industry’s volume with the total of all freight volume calculated to be affected by Caltrans indicates up to 40 percent of the projected economic gains would go to the lily industry alone, but will produce no local job growth nor expansion of the lily industry. When asked about the inadequacies of the Gallo Report during the draft EIR process, Caltrans’ response in the final EIR was

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that Dr. Gallo stands behind his report. Caltrans then concluded their response to say the Gallo Report was not the only economic justification for the project, but offered no other details. The final EIR allows no further public inquiry to Caltrans’ response. Considering the environmental risks to Richardson Grove and the increased safety risks for all of us if these over-size trucks are given permanent exemptions to travel the Highway 101 Redwood corridor, the public deserves a lot more evidence than what’s been offered so far to justify Mr. Chesbro’s conclusion that “jobs and economic benefits to local businesses far outweigh the arguments against the project.” Dave Spreen, Kneeland

Voting Fail Editor: I read with interest your revealing profile (“Congress: The Dating Game,” March 15) of multimillionaire congressional candidate Stacey Lawson, but I wasn’t planning to comment publicly until I read about her offensive voting record on the NCJ blog. Apparently she only voted four times during a fiveyear period in which there were 12 elections. She didn’t even vote in the 2008 presidential election! Worse still is her excuse: She said she “felt disenfranchised.”

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I find it insulting that a wealthy corporate executive chose to describe her decision not to vote in that way. Disenfranchisement is being deprived of your right to vote. Generally, low-income and minority voters are the targets, as was the case in Florida during the 2000 presidential election. I have heard nothing that indicates Lawson had a legitimate reason to feel disenfranchised — she simply chose not to vote. We should never forget those who fought and died for the rights we now enjoy. As a local elected official, I know I wouldn’t be where I am today without the courageous efforts of the suffragettes. Lawson’s repeated refusal to vote shows a lack of respect for our history. As a businessperson and a congressional candidate, she wouldn’t be where she is today if it were not for those brave women. Lawson’s attitude toward civic participation is typical of wealthy vanity candidates. Like failed Republican gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman, Lawson didn’t vote when she was an executive raking in the cash. Now that she has relocated from San Francisco to our congressional district to launch her political career, she’s tapping her corporate connections in an effort to buy the election. I’m supporting Norman Solomon, an independent progressive Democrat for Congress. He has been in the trenches for

decades, doing the hard work of organizing for social and economic justice. In the interest of full disclosure, my partner is a paid field coordinator for the Solomon campaign, but this letter was inspired by Lawson’s actions. I am personally offended by her disdain for voting rights. Solomon’s commitment and integrity make him the best person for the job and the only viable candidate we can trust. Kaitlin Sopoci-Belknap, Eureka

Sin or Bias? Editor: The divisions between church and state are ever more cloudy … and now, our medical care has its own church versus medical ethics? (“Every Sperm is Sacred,” April 5.) We did allow St. Joseph’s to take over our General Hospital … and have been reaping the “benefits” ever since. Jobs have been lost, and people are now turned away for operations which are seen by the “holier than thou” as sins? Anyone else disturbed by this? Yes, it is somewhat gender biased, as are many of the issues on the docket today. And being of the gender generally taken “hostage,” I object … best way I can … with my feet. Isn’t there a billionaire out there secretly longing to buy out St. Joe’s? Ginni Hassrick, Bayside

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Dem Schism

This election season, there’s a new battleground in the fight for the county’s political future By Ryan Burns


nyone who’s lived in Humboldt County for long knows that our political divide doesn’t align very neatly into the standard camps of Republican/Democrat, conservative/liberal, O’Reilly/Maddow. We might identify with one tribe or another when we’re voting for state and national representatives, but local government tends to revolve around land use: Can I build a house on my property if it’s zoned for timber production? Will a big box retailer be allowed on the waterfront? Should trails be built on our railroad rights-of-way?

Which isn’t to say party affiliation doesn’t matter. Quite the contrary. “In this county you’re not going to get anywhere if you don’t have the ‘D’ after your name,” Eureka resident Pam Service recently told the Journal. She and her husband Bob are two of the 23 members of Humboldt County’s Democratic Central Committee. An official arm of the statewide Democratic establishment, the committee promotes the party platform and supports Democratic candidates. Well, most of the time. Earlier this month, former KMUD news

director Estelle Fennell failed to earn an endorsement from the committee despite being the only Democratic candidate running for the 2nd District seat on the county Board of Supervisors. (Incumbent Clif Clendenen has no party affiliation.) This happened for a simple and predictable reason: Fennell, who is not only a lifelong Democrat but also a member of the central committee, is nonetheless perceived to be on one side of the county’s political divide while most of the current committee members stand on the other. Fair or not, this perception can be traced directly back to Fennell’s 2 ½-year tenure as executive director of the Humboldt Coalition for Property Rights (HumCPR), a consortium of developers and property owners that advocates for either individual liberty or unbridled development, depending on whom you ask. The Fennell endorsement battle was bitterly fought, but in the end she fell far short of the 60 percent support required. Sid Berg, a retired plumber and former union rep, was among the committee members advocating endorsement, and he was so outraged by the result that he promptly announced his resignation and continued on next page

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continued from previous page stormed out of the meeting. “She’s a model Democrat,” Berg said of Fennell. “She’s a sitting member, voted into office by her constituents of the 2nd District. To vote against an endorsement for her, as far as I’m concerned, was inexcusable.” Fennell was actually appointed to the committee in lieu of election in 2010, since the number of candidates equaled the number of available seats. Regardless, Berg believes the committee has become dominated by those on “the extreme left” of the political spectrum. “They don’t want economic development here locally because they’ve already come here and they’ve got theirs,” he said bitterly. “Their idea of job growth is bicycle trails and tourism. … We need real jobs that people can sustain families on.” In many ways, this is a replay of previous tests of loyalty faced by the Democratic Central Committee. Former Eureka City Councilmember Mary Beth Wolford failed to earn its endorsement in 2002, when her only opponent had no party affiliation, and again in 2006, when fellow Democrat Larry Glass got the nod. Recalling those events on Monday, Wolford said she was “quite disappointed” about being twice denied. She suspects it was ideologically motivated. (Wolford described herself as “very probusiness development.”) Former pulp mill worker and union organizer Richard Marks, a lifelong Dem and current harbor commissioner, said he still holds a grudge from the 2006 supervisorial race, when the committee again showed its willingness to disregard party labels by denying him an endorsement against then-Republican Bonnie Neely. “That’s kind of what started my war against the central committee,” Marks said last week. He retaliated in 2010 by supporting a slate of more conservative candidates, endorsing Virginia Bass over Bonnie Neely for county supervisor, and backing Marian Brady and Mike Newman over Larry Glass and Ron Kuhnel for Eureka City Council. Both Glass and Kuhnel were (and remain) associate members of the Democratic Central Committee. Marks himself was a full-fledged committee member at the time, and his colleagues considered him a traitor. They accused him of violating organizational bylaws, and he resigned in a huff. (He remains an associate member.) Nearly two years later, Marks is executing a new plan of attack: He has recruited some unlikely bedfellows to run for seats on the Democratic Central Committee. In doing so he hopes to shift the ideological balance of the county’s dominant political party. “I just think that they’re going too far to the left,” Marks said of the committee.

“I’m going to bring in Not surprisingly, Fenpeople I feel are likenell doesn’t accept that minded with myself.” premise. She characterThese include Eureka ized her involvement resident Chuck Ellswith HumCPR as a reworth, Eureka Councilflection of her ability to woman Marian Brady work with people from and Supervisor Virginia disparate backgrounds. Bass (whose husband, “I believe there can be Matthew Owen, has a balance that probeen working behind tects both our private the scenes toward the property rights and our same goal). They, along environment,” she said with Marks, are among last week. She declined the eight candidates to comment on being seeking four available lumped in with the virginia bass. seats to represent “pseudo-Democrats.” NCJ file photo. Humboldt County’s 4th Brady, however, District on the committook umbrage with the tee. term — “like if you’re They consider for business you must themselves moderates. be anti-poor people,” Level-headed centrists. she said. “Democrats Their opponents, includare a continuum.” She’s ing Eureka Councilmemalso offended that the ber Linda Atkins, Bob committee denied Fenand Pam Service and nell an endorsement. Charlene Ploss, think of “What’s that about? them more as wolves in That’s because she has sheep’s clothing. A flier some concern for rural written by Atkins and land use and stuff like the Services and distribthat? … What is wrong uted to local Democrats with these people?” sounded the alarm: “Our Bass took less oflocal Party is in danger fense, at least on her of being taken over by own behalf. She can pseudo-Democrats,” it understand why some reads. “They support Democrats are wary of linda atkins. the privileged over the her. After all, she just people and endorse and photo courtesy of city of eureka. changed her party afwork for Republican-like filiation three years ago, candidates over Democrats in local elecand when she sought the central committions.” tee’s endorsement in 2010 she identified Reached via phone last week, Bob SerRonald Reagan as one of her heroes. (“It’s vice said the county’s two political camps because he was a great communicator,” she are best defined by their top priorities. For explained. Then she added, “I think Obama one side, it’s jobs; for the other, it’s the enis very good at that” too.) vironment. Granted, plenty of Democrats Her personal migration to the Demo(including Sid Berg, the retired plumber and cratic party was the result of a long pushFennell supporter) put jobs at No. 1. But as pull, she said. “Democrats have been the far as Bob Service is concerned, those folks more welcoming party,” she said. “[And] the are at odds with the party. Republican party moved so far to the right. “The Democratic Party in Humboldt More of us in this community feel like we’re County recognizes that the most important more moderate than both sides.” issue that we’re facing as a society is the The ideological tug-of-war in the Demorapid climate change that is occurring,” he cratic Central Committee doesn’t much said. His wife, who was sharing the phone worry the group’s chair, Milt Boyd, who said line, agreed. She said that their political the in-fighting is a valuable part of political opponents — Fennell included — support discourse. The Democratic party, he said, “unrestrained development.” “The side that represents a broad range of views: “We all Estelle comes down on is not, I would say, exist under a big tent.” one that represents the mainstream of the Currently, the struggle for political Democratic party in Humboldt County, and power in Humboldt County is contained that’s why she did not get the endorsewithin. l ment.” • North Coast Journal • Thursday April 26, 2012


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Goodbye, Sweet Reservoir Residents of the pretty little hilltop dead end of Stewart Street, in Fortuna, are bracing themselves for a prolonged construction disruption: Preparations for the demolition of the two 500,000 gallon reservoirs on their street, to be followed by construction of a new, 2 million gallon tank , may begin as soon as this Friday. Stewart Street resident Steve Brackenbury — a frequent contributor to the Journal‘s poetry page, btw — said the city had told neighbors that they’d get a month’s notice before demolition begins. However, a notice posted on the city of Fortuna’s website Friday notes the schedule has been sped up so the work can be finished in the allotted construction period. Neighbors, who were told the news Saturday, can attend a meeting at 6

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p.m. Wednesday in the council chambers to talk about the project. The tanks’ demise has been in the works for years. The project was part of a lengthy, multifaceted battle over where a new water tank should go, and whether a new tank was even needed. First the city staff wanted to put the new tank in the city’s forest, a secondgrowth redwood retreat in the city’s lush Rohner Park. Dismayed residents wrestled that one down. So then the city said it could tear down the two old reservoirs on Stewart Street — a leaking 100-year-old rectangular boringness, and an architecturally warm and pleasing 75-year-old conical reservoir that makes one think that Jack from Jack and the Beanstalk has lost his hat. It’s cute on the outside. It’s pretty inside with its soaring wood latticework. It works. The city reasons it needs new storage to replace the leaking rectangular tank and to meet the fire suppression and build-out needs of Fortuna. At least one resident — thorn-in-the-city’sside Janelle Egger (who famously sued the city for public records, ran for city council and lost, and these days has been seen hanging out with Occupy Eureka in front of the Courthouse) — says another tank on Vancil, plus the conical tank, should more than cover the city’s needs. The city’s engineers won that one. So now: the pending death of the conical wonder on Stewart Street, and its replacement with one of those functional modern flattops.

Surely it’s been a wonderful Godwit Days so far — rare larkspur sightings, perhaps a Scroobius Pip spotted lurking in the marsh. But there’s been grave talk, as well, among the bird folk. Did you hear? As many as 20,000 waterfowl may have died in the Klamath Basin National Wildlife Refuge since February, victims of avian cholera. The tragedy has been in the news for weeks. Most reports note how the bird deaths heighten the already contentious atmosphere surrounding negotiations between farmers, fishermen, tribes and environmentalists over Klamath River water rights and plans to take out four dams to restore the river. As the Capitol Press put it, the bird deaths “have fueled the latest round of posturing over a landmark water-sharing agreement.” Today’s S.F. Chronicle continues the narrative, quoting U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service spokesman Matt Braun as saying that more birds than normal migrated through this spring at a time when only about half the refuge had water. The birds crowded into the wet places where they more easily spread the disease.


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As opening day approaches for Eureka’s Wal-Mart, a story in today’s New York Times shows just how far the biggest of big box retailers will go in its “relentless pursuit of growth.” The exhaustive story (this sucker clocks

in at nearly 8,000 words) reports widespread bribery of government officials by executives of Wal-Mart de Mexico. A whistleblower says that the company engaged in an orchestrated bribery campaign “to obtain permits in virtually every corner of the country.” When Wal-Mart’s U.S. leaders were informed that Mexican and U.S. laws had likely been broken, they took a willfully blind, half-assed approach to an internal investigation, the story reports. A former executive of Wal-Mart de Mexico says the bribes “targeted mayors and city council members, obscure urban planners, low-level bureaucrats who issued permits — anyone with the power to thwart Wal-Mart’s growth.” In 1999, Wal-Mart tried and failed to convince Eureka voters to support a zoning change on the so-called Balloon Track property. Its entry to the Bayshore Mall required no such zoning change or voter approval. ● MARIJUANA / BY HEIDI WALTERS / APRIL 20, 4:39 P.M.

Locally Nuglicious Featured today in Nug Magazine, under the title “Eat Your Medicine! ‘The Cannabis Gourmet Cookbook,’” is a review by local scribe Sharon Letts of a new cookbook by chef Cheri Sicard. Letts tried a recipe herself (“Mini Pineapple Upside-Down Cakes”). She also got local chef Lauren Sarabia to perform some of the recipes and comment. Sarabia is owner of Comfort of Home Catering and co-author of the cookbook “Locally Delicious: Recipes and Resources for Eating on the North Coast.” (Disclosure: Sarabia puts on a fine wedding banquet — nug-free, in my case.) Writes Letts: “Using all local and organic ingredients, [Sarabia] prepared ‘Cornish Game Hens with Peach, Sausage, and Rice Stuffing,’ with a side dish of ‘Over-Stuffed TwiceBaked Potatoes.’” Letts quotes Sarabia saying the recipes are easy to prepare and designed to hide the yucky green flavor (OK, she doesn’t say “yucky”), and that the ingredients are a cinch to obtain. And afterward, says Sarabia according to Letts: “That night sleep came easily.” ● READ FULL POSTS AND SEE PHOTOS AT • NORTH COAST JOURNAL • THURSDAY, APRIL 26, 2012


Fiction in a Flash Entries go from birth to death and beyond – in 99 words or less


urderous spouses. Murderous strangers. Vignettes of love and friendship. Hauntings, literal and metaphorical. … and even Arts Alive! All in 99 words or less. The winning submissions to the North Coast Journal‘s Flash Fiction contest tell stories with grace and precision, or sometimes with a roughedged creativity that judges couldn’t resist. We invited three bookstores and our editorial staff to pick one winner and a sampling of other good reads, out of packet of more than 120 entries. Each group settled on a different top choice, and we’re highlighting all four, with comments by the selecting judges. We’re also printing a selection of the judges’ favorites, with little summaries above each title, so you can see who picked what. After the North Coast Journal’s judging, when five members of the editorial staff sat down to compare our individual rankings, we all wished we’d recorded the group session. Those sputtered “You liked that?” Those mumbled confessions: “OK, I gave way too many 4s.” “I was mean.” A strong concept, iffy execution. Mundane execution, salvaged by a great last line. We scored stories on a scale of 5 (really good) to 1 (WFT), and only calculated a group score for the top 40 or so contenders. And we were all over the map on those. More than half of our semi-finalists racked up widely diverging individual scores, ranging from 2 to 5 or 1 to 4. Our staff and the other judges were given time-stamped entries, with no names attached. Folks at the Booklegger noticed that the contest’s final days generated a higher ratio of strong submissions. “Did these writers spend more time fine tuning their words and editing their stories? Or is procrastination beneficial to the creative process?” they asked in a note from the store’s six judges. Maybe you’ll enter next time, and decide for yourself. — Carrie Peyton Dahlberg

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Harry Harry really was right, single malt Scotch was better than blended. Lois swirled the snifter and let the potent fragrance tickle her nose. She closed her eyes and sipped. It tasted of caramel, smoke and the pungence of 100 proof. Lois grabbed the bottle from Harry’s private cabinet and settled in Harry’s favorite easy chair. In the humidor beside it rested Harry’s illegally imported Cuban cigars, which she would eventually compost. Harry had spent a lot on his little pleasures. That was over. Tonight she’d bask in the warmth of his Scotch. Tomorrow she’d worry about the blood stains. — Stephen Sottong ncj

The Ivy Planter “Mom, where did this come from?” I asked, pointing to the hand-crafted bamboo centerpiece on the dining room table overflowing with ivy. “I found it at a garage sale. It’s an ivy planter,” she said, whipping her hair to the side proudly. Mother was a florist. “Can I have it?” I asked, as innocently as I could muster. “Well sure!” she acquiesced, pleased



that her purchase was admired by another. Mother never had a clue that she gave me my first bong. I kept it on my dresser all through-out high-school, never forgetting the ivy. — Bailey Fletcher ncj blake’s

Clarity She stood there in the midst of foot traffic in front of cut-out storefronts, staring at me from across the street, alone. A tiny shadowed face that fell down into forever … she just knew. Huge, obsidian, translucent eyes laced with long black lashes, caramel skin, hair hung like fat black curly strips of satin, pointed chin harboring a puckered pink bow of a mouth: all revealing no emotion. The everyday noise filtered into a long static, then faded into nothing. The next instant was wiped completely clean by the explosion; a large frothy orange blossom, like stained glass. — Jessica Johnston ncj blake’s

Thirty Seconds in the Life What time is my doctor’s appointment? It’s tomorrow at 9 a.m., Dad. Oh, that’s what I thought. Where is that … that … THING? It’s in the next room, Dad. I can get it whenever you want. That’s what I thought. No, I don’t need it. Are you going to … to … ? Yes, Dad. I’ve already done it. Oh, I thought you had. I sure do love you. I love you, too, Dad. What time is my doctor’s appointment? —Susan Christie


Untitled I held my hands over the stranger’s fire on the beach that night. “I am not a cop,” I replied, when he asked. He did not ask me, if I am a cannibal. — Emily Cureton booklegger

To Take It All Back Let’s rewind. Where were we? Oh yeah, you were going on about how goddamn hot Josh Hutcherson is in The Hunger Games, and I was trying to block you out by concentrating on my sweltering coffee, inhaling the fumes deeply as if it would help mute you, which it didn’t. Does it ever? Now all I’m wishing for is to hear your voice. Anything would do at this moment. Any sound, noise, word. … The blood pounding in my ears is drowning everything else and I think it’s raining, but I can’t really tell. Fast forward. — Kaylee Savage-Wright

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Gertrude’s Soliloquy My son and Claudius have never gotten along. I think the boy somehow blames Claudius for his father’s death. Crazy, but you know how kids are. Claudius suggested boarding school, and I went along with it. We were newlyweds, and a kid moping around the house is no aphrodisiac. But now my son’s graduated. He’s back, and he’s worse. And Claudius isn’t much better. He can be a real shit sometimes. “They teach you philosophy, boy? Zen? Existentialism? Nihilism? Ever think about nonexistence? Something you might consider.” Honestly, those two. They’re going to be the death of us all. — John M. Daniel

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Evolution Darwin’s finches now adorn a bird-feeder perched low on the edge of a church. Every so often, a lurking cat will lunge out at one and kill it. — Christopher Christianson The best entry was “Evolution.” The entire controversy captured in two sentences. Judged by Courtney Blake, owner of Blake’s Books in McKinleyville. (Also among the favorites chosen by: NCJ)

In death we become someone’s job. Someone might pump on our chest a while, then another man cranks up the oven that turns us into ash, or else another man, who works for a different company, dresses us in a suit we’ve never worn before and paints our face with a cake of makeup to make us look more alive. Someone gets paid for this. And then goes home to a wife who asks how work was today? It was fine. Just fine. I’m very hungry though. I’m starving. Then it’s steak and green beans. Green green green beans. — Drew Cleveland


Transformation I ate a moth today. I ate it because I wanted to eat my sins, swallow my history, erase the things I don’t want to remember. I ate the moth to change from within, to un-become who I am. The moth refuses to help. It only sits there counting the other moths I have eaten, the other attempts I have made to amend my life. Knowing there will be no light to fly to, no flame to guide it, the moth closes its wings, becomes hardened, like a fossil, along the dark walls of my inner Earth. — Ben Tremillo ncj blake’s booklegger

Looking Out I’ve survived the marriage of eight women, the death of three. I’m almost a riddle. Now it’s a young blonde. They think she’s just waiting for me to die, but she actually loves me enough. I’ve been writing poems forever and I tell her, “Baby, all those poems I wrote about them, were really about you.” She giggles. I like that joke too. Tonight we’ll see the Lakers, if I’m still ticking. If not, sh e’ll watch the television continued on next page • North Coast Journal • Thursday, April 26, 2012


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tribute to me and then she’ll get all dolled up to go out for drinks with friends. See, I’ve perfected it. — Drew Cleveland blake’s

Roman Holiday “My wedding ring!” she cried. “It came off when I threw the coins!” “You lost it?” “I’m so sorry!” “I’ll go after it,” I said, unlacing my shoes. “Like Marcello Mastroianni.” “Don’t be a spectacle.” “We’ll dance all night,” I tried. “On that barge on the Tiber. Then, when they drain the fountain at dawn ….” “No. I’m exhausted.” “We’ll buy you a new ring tomorrow,” I offered. She smiled and took my hand. “I saw one I really like in a window on the Via del Corso. It’s only thirty thousand lire.” “Did you make a wish?” I asked. — John M. Daniel ncj

iheartbreak This morning after reading the local news on my Kindle Fire, I logged into my email, only to receive notification that I had gone from “in a relationship,” to “single.” My text plea was thwarted by T9, letting my now former lover know that “I love Yahtzee.” I poured myself an 11 a.m. glass of scotch and lit up a cigarette; cursing myself, caller I.D and the “like” button on her relationship status update. I stared at the spot on my end table where the house phone used to be and wondered what I missed more; her or 1996. — Brian Millett ncj blake’s booklegger

Letting Go Wyatt returned to the ranch yesterday, beat up, broke, smelling like a polecat. I told Morgan to quit early and fire up the cookstove. After supper, Wyatt

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The Catcher in the Night He cried again. My wife groaned, “My turn.” “I’ll go. I’ve been awake since last time.” I grumped to the night-lighted nursery and leaned over the crib to change the amonia-perfumed diaper, then held his sobbing body to my chest, resting in a rocker. I promised to protect him from the cold attacking his body, and from all life’s slings and arrows, if only he’d let me sleep. Deal. Peace filled the room, the strongest feeling I’d ever known. We both slept in the rocker that night. Next morning, I was the one with the cold, and no regrets. — John M. Daniel

you need to die.” “Shut up,” Tom muttered. “Please, shut up.” It did. Tom sighed, relieved. The whispering started. Tom groaned. People were staring. They couldn’t hear the whispers. Tom stood abruptly, suddenly determined. He headed for the roof. Officer Lynn watched as the So hard to choose! jumper’s corpse I will go with “The was loaded into the Catcher in the Night” ambulance. The cop because of the writing sighed at the waste. and the sentiment. “Davy Lynn, Davy Judged by Monika ZerLynn, fire your gun, zan, a bookseller blow your face in.” at Northtown Startled, David Books in Arcata. looked at the paramedic standing beside him. “What was that?” told stories about rodeos, grizzlies, gold The man frowned. “Huh?” mines, and whorehouses. Morgan just David blinked. “Sorry, nothing.” sat there. — Mariah Southworth This morning Wyatt rode off grinning, booklegger 50 bucks in his new shirt pocket. “How long you reckon he’s gone for Visiting My this time, Pa?” Morgan said. “I wisht he’d Mother’s Hometown stay away. You never quit work early on The ocean outside immense Manila, my account.” an aggravating sprawl of people, strucI saw I’d lost another son. I pulled out tures and traffic, is dotted with countanother 50 and said, “Better saddle up less houses built on stilts. Corrugated quick. Maybe you can catch him.” tin roofs or traditional nipa huts of mat— John M. Daniel ted, dried palm leaf. Thatched bamboo or fallen billboards for walls. ncj Carrying everything, men, women The Voice and children paddle boats, or anything. The voice was singing again. “Tommy Planks of bound bamboo poles kept Bly, Tommy Bly, adrift with empty plastic bottles. Green kill yourself, two liter soda bottles, small water bottles, tied underneath. “What happens during a typhoon?” “No more! Just garbage on the water!” “But there is typhoon every year!” “Ya!” I stop the car and take a picture. — Issa Stemler


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Guilty of Baptism I watched a spider die in the shower today, though he tried hard to escape the torrent. I did what I could to spare his life, purposely scrubbing myself out of range while he struggled up the ceramic tiles, desperately searching for shelter. As I shut off the faucet, his legs stacked in neat ninety degree angles and his face pushed tightly against the smooth surface of the tub. I thought maybe he was using an ancient survival technique passed down through generations of bathing spiders, but in reality, he had died of suffocation. I mourned the spider’s death. — Matt Berman ncj blake’s booklegger

One Morning in a Minnesota Graveyard Larry the vault man was hung over. He mixed up the Peterson and Pederson graves “No one will notice,” laughed the gravediggers, covering the headstones with dirt. Few attended the spring burials. The undertakers and us. Six of us placed the coffins over the open graves. The vault man fidgeted lowering the caskets. We made jokes. It was a beautiful April day. Waving goodbye we shoveled dirt in the holes. Larry opened a beer, “What happens in the graveyard stays in the graveyard.” We gravediggers laughed as the dirt hit the top of the coffins with a thud. — Tim O’Leary continued on page 16 • North Coast Journal • Thursday, April 26, 2012


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Sophie’s Song Sophie’s mother gave her the first rock before she died, a flat green river pebble. It was beautiful, and it comforted her. She collected stones everywhere, trying to fill her empty heart. She became aware of stone all around her. After a time, the rocks even acknowledged her. And then they called to her, offering their embrace. For years she resisted, fighting through life’s heartbreak alone. But then her heart broke one too many times. She went to a familiar mountain and pressed herself against the stone. As it finally pulled her in, Sophie heard a soft lullaby. — Faith Steeves ncj

99 words About a Dog Named Nick A dog named Nick was my Granddad’s constant companion. Nick was a black and white Boston Terrier … sweet in spite of his menacing growl. I spent many summers visiting my grandparents in the hot, nothing little town of Paso Robles. Every summer Nick would greet me, nipping at my knees, offering slobbery kisses. The summer I turned 7, I noticed Nick didn’t have a spot where one should have been. “New Nick,” replied Granddad. Later Grandma told me that this was the third Nick. There were six little dogs named Nick. When the last Nick died, my grandfather soon followed. — Patti Miller Stammer

She thought of the fish. Pushing through the wet brush to the stream’s edge, she’d spotted its brown shape, obscured under the water’s sheen. A thrill of an explosion as it suddenly dove into the current, thrashing and twisting in the shallow riffle. His voice echoed from the kitchen. She turned, elation and sadness churning within her, a fish beating itself against a rocky bottom. — Kathleen Becker


The French Confession In famous Saint-Sulpice — “The DaVinci Code” church — confessions happen in a glass-enclosed soundproof room, not in a traditional private booth. “Father Pierre speaks French,” said another tourist. My best conversational French involved ordering coffee and cheese, but somehow the Paris priest understood I wanted him to just listen while I confessed in English. “Oui, monsieur, s’il vous plait.” We sat facing each other. I bared my soul. He listened. When I finished, I felt relieved. He blessed me, shook my hand, and said, “Au revoir.” Then he added, in perfect English, “Forgive those people. And be kinder to yourself.” — N.P. Tarpey


Heading Upstream She felt already gone. Claire surveyed the empty room, the paths worn in the carpet, mildew speckling the wall where her dresser had been. Outside the rain continued, pelting then retreating.

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Close Call in Reverse I didn’t have to go anymore. Before that she leaped 10 vertical feet, onto a broken tree, and walked away. Before that I shook in my booties,


literally, as my heart raced out of control. Before that I came face to face with a giant female cougar. Before that I was just taking a stroll in the woods with a shovel and a roll of toilet paper. — Sarah Godlin

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All Bets Are Off At 66 days sober, disregarding advice, I revisited my favorite bar. It was almost empty. Duffy was washing glasses. “Black coffee, Duff.” “You’re drinking coffee, Nigel? No shots? No beer?” Should I tell him about my night sweats, DTs, depression, Antabuse, AA? “I bet someone $100 I could go 100 days without a drink.” Duffy’s green eyes blinked. He stroked his thick mustache. “Is that right?” Should he ignore the lie, pretend to not know? “Well, sure as shit you’re not losing your bet because of me,” said Duffy, wiping the bar clean. Sometimes I miss him. — N.P. Tarpey The writer fit a lot of well-crafted story into 99 words. Starting with a sense of impending doom (“disregarding advice”), “All Bets” delivers realistic dialog and inner monologues from two characters. Its conclusion is satisfying but not overly simplified. For breadth and graceful economy of style, “All Bets” is our top choice. Judged by six members of the staff at Booklegger in Eureka. (Also among the favorites chosen by: Blake’s Books. Note: Tarpey won the Journal’s last Flash Fiction contest in 2009.)

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Home I carried the small TV into the room. The other men’s eyes followed my movements as they lay in their beds. The darkened room contained four beds, one empty with the sheets pulled stiffly up. Just until you can come home again, I told him. His eyes showed appreciation but also glints of panic and desperation. ”I’m getting stronger every day. I’ll be able to go home soon.” Yes, any day now I said as I angled the TV toward the bed. I pulled the metal folding chair up to his bed so we could feel right at home. — Marca Kime


Notice How did it get so late so soon? So read the card her daughter gave her. Beneath the inscription stood an over-worked pencil drawing of a woman wearing a suit, lines tracing the creases in her face, her arms glued to her sides. On the other half of the card, her daughter had fingerpainted in leaping swirls of reds and greens and blues: It’s night before it’s afternoon. The mother smoothed out a wrinkle in her skirt, leaving a gash of red on its houndstooth print. “Sir,” she slid the card across the table, “my letter of resignation.” — Dianna Heimstadt

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Freedom The guests had finally gone, leaving behind their food gifts. Bernice had managed to hold her feelings in check as she endured their condolences and reminiscences of continued on page 18 • North Coast Journal • Thursday, April 26, 2012


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Bill. Bernice had declined her sister’s half-hearted offer to spend the night. “No I’ll be all right” she said. Thirty years she had spent with Bill, every night with him telling her, “Don’t leave the window open you’ll catch a cold,” or, “Turn off the light I’m trying to sleep here,” when she wanted to read. Tonight would be different. Bernice opened all the windows and read her book until the dawn. — Joe Wixson

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Life Lessons at WinCo Charles Manson shops at WinCo. He hobbles, greasy and toothless, between the Gravy Train and Palmolive. I step to the other side of the aisle. Digging something from his ear, he inspects it, like a diamond. I pretend to scrutinize cat litter. His stinking, ragged sleeve brushes against me. ”I buy cheap …” he whispers, pointing to the generic detergent. “Uh-huh,” I mumble. “…so I can afford the good stuff for Baby.” I stare, holding my breath. Boney arms lift Iams for Senior Dogs into his basket. Now he looks nothing like Manson. Just Jesus, having a rough day. — Mashaw McGuinnis

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I Want my Baskets I awoke in the middle of the night. The man I loved slept on the floor on one side of me. His young son snored softly on the other side. We were staying in the studio of an artist who lived on a cliff overlooking the ocean. The artist’s house was filled with Indian baskets, collected over the years. An old Indian man, dressed in a faded plaid shirt, sat in a chair, looking intently at me. I couldn’t tell if I was dreaming but it seemed real: the soft breathing of the sleepers, the old man’s stare. — Janine Volkmar


Watching TV One character says to another, “Hey, what are you doing? Watching TV?” “No,” says the other. “The TV is watching me.” — Christopher Christianson

“You look cold, sister,” he told me, then placed his scarf around my shoulders. We walked quietly, Eric and I, through the blossoming morning, our eyes unshut in amazement. — Maura Rasmussen


Phil Collins Revenge My best friend hates Phil Collins. I’m neutral on the subject. Why she chose this man to hate, I haven’t a clue. Nor do I have a clue as to why she chose her distant cousin as her maid of honor and her best buddy since seventh grade didn’t make the cut. On the hung-over ride home from the wedding, a man was giving puppies away on a corner. Maybe it was the hangover, but I like to believe it was fate. You have no idea how hard it was to fit “Su … Sussudio Oh, Oh!” on a dog tag. — Sarah Godlin booklegger


Fortune A month later, the bike disappeared in the night. We tore through the damp streets before dawn, in heartbroken rage. Outside the Co-op a lady bum cried about her friend, incarcerated for manslaughter. Eric gave her a smoke while I went inside for some napkins. When I came back, a clean-shaven santa claus had joined them.

We loved the strong verbs, descriptive language and the story arc. Judged by five members of the North Coast Journal editorial staff. (Also among the favorites chosen by: Blake’s Books, Northtown Books and Booklegger.)

Untitled She is a good woman, she always was. Me, I’ve always been a terrible husband. I never settled down after the first divorce. Never drove her kids to any of their soccer games.

I never tell her I love her, but God knows I do. It wasn’t even that bad of a night. Sure, I smell like bourbon, and a man I don’t know is showing me his tattoos; she won’t be too mad. She is always there for me. Here she comes: she always wore her pajamas to the jail cell. — Matthew Reeves


Mending Time Silly Strawberry. Every night it was Silly Strawberry. She knew her thoughts were drifting when she put on the minty grownup toothpaste instead. The eldest held out his tongue, pointing into his mouth uttering “Ahhh, Ahhh,” as if his mother could divine some greater meaning there. Then she realized her mistake. Rinse. Repeat, this time with the right kind. How many mistakes were made? Words misspoken, loved ones forgotten, work done carelessly. If only they could all be solved this simply. Simple directions, like the labels on shampoo. Say I’m sorry. Rinse. Repeat. — Natalia Collier


A Welcome Temblor I was at the end of my tether at the telemarketer boiler room. The manager was a smarmy drugstore cowboy with slicked back hair, snakeskin boots and an obnoxious cloud of cologne that permeated every inch of the cramped call center. After work I went to a bar down the street, a scummy place filled with decrepit waterheads. Early the next morning I awoke, still half drunk, to an intense shaking. The entire building was slammed hard, as if by a giant with a temper tantrum. The earthquake was my pink slip, and the answer to my prayers. — Jay Aubrey-Herzog continued on page 20



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(“Dude, where’s your clothes?”) (“How about keeping Moby in your tent?”) Instead, I turned my white-striped back on them. The man flinched, covered his groin, and grabbed growling Moby by his tail. They were lucky I didn’t spray. But I did pee near their pickup truck. Because that’s how I mosey. — N.P. Tarpey


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Something About This Stinks Call me Ishmell. I sauntered through a forest campground after midnight. Suddenly, a white dog barked and ran towards me. “No, Moby!” yelled a man, tumbling out of his tent, naked. I stopped in my tracks. “Scram, get outta here!” hollered the naked camper. I considered responding.

All Samieh wanted now was to keep the ashes out of her mouth. She tried a respirator. Wet bandanas. Even dollarstore cellophane, which nearly caused a whole other problem. But with the shadow of the Civic Center slowly stretching across the crowd, these protestors with upturned faces, sleeping faces, unreadable faces, she knew she could not close her mouth. Not now. Maybe not ever. At three downtown points, the banks burned. Their CEOs waited at their heliports, high above the city street. Their money: gone, sprinkling down on the Gaslamp in gray flakes. Their, and all, lives forever changed. — L Lambert Lawson ncj

An Easy Story I’m typing this in my bathroom. There is a mirror you can look into while you’re sitting on the pot and I’m sitting on the pot. My eyes look wild. They don’t look happy, which is fine. At least they look wild.

Now my little girl just walked in. “Daddy. Why are you pooping with your pants up?” she asks. “I’m writing honey?” I say. “Daddy, why are you pooping and writing at the same time?” she asks. “That’s a good question Cynthia,” I say. That is a very good question honey. — Drew Cleveland


Underwater Death rattle. That’s what the nurse called it. When the liver shuts down and fluid begins to fill the lungs, like drowning from the inside. He wasn’t more than a skeleton already, his jaw slack and gaping, his smell sour like the liquid in kitchen garbage. And then there was the sound of gargling. She took his hand: “Sorry dad — swim tournament,” and left. She wanted to get into the pool desperately, under the water where she could finally breathe. — Dianna Heimstadt blake’s

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Meditatus Interruptus Ten thousand acres of wilderness stretched out before Lenny, but he found his attention welded to a single sunlit rattlesnake grass seed head. A savannah sparrow landed on the shaft of grass, plucked two ripe seeds, and flew. “They really weren’t my seeds, anyway,” he said aloud, to quiet the strange sense of deprivation he felt in their absence. — Bob Sizoo

It’s Daddy’s fourth Budweiser. “Your parole says ‘no booze,’ asshole!” screeches Mom. Neighbors in the next trailer peek around threadbare curtains. Under the stained tablecloth, I hide with Barbie and Ken. He’ll grab his gun, Mom will cry, then sirens. Just like last time. “Gimme that gun, Stupid! Do you wanna’ go back to prison?” Barbie whispers, “Hold teddy bear over your ears. It’ll muffle the bad words.” Daddy drops the pistol. It spins, sliding across the floor, under my hiding place. It’s heavy. Not like my water pistols. Bang! Daddy falls, Mommy screams. Shoulda’ done that years ago. — Mashaw McGuinnis l



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Flower Power By Rees Hughes


or most of the year, I seem to be oblivious to the power of flowers to brighten up a room or a relationship. Just ask my wife, Amy. But for a couple of months, about the time winter limps on toward the southern hemisphere and spring begins to assert herself (yes, I do think that if seasons had genders, spring would indeed be female), I become enchanted by the awakening of the land and the arrival of spring flowers. When the wild radish and mustard plants turn the median along 101 between Arcata and Eureka awash with color, it signals the beginning of Rees’ flower season. Those delicate lavenders, yellows and whites that shake as the winds pulse across the bay remind me of Ralph Waldo Emerson’s observation, “The earth laughs in flowers.” It really is pretty wonderful if you are paying attention. Our conifer forests, our beaches and dunes, our oak woodlands and mountain prairies all, in turn, burst forth. If flowers had voices, April and May would be far too raucous to ignore let alone sleep. With some help from real wildflower experts like Gisela Rohde and Carol Ralph, and some field testing with my agreeable pal, Tom, I have picked a handful of Humboldt County walks to get you out to hear the choirs coming to life this spring. For those who know my reputation for turning walks into forced marches, rest assured that these are truly modest outings accessible to most. The focus should be on soaking up the setting and the flowers, not dressing blisters or calling for Search and Rescue. Nonetheless, read the

descriptions carefully before you embark on one of these adventures. 1. Azalea Preserve (Kane Road) — a wellhidden secret Although there are many places to see azaleas in coastal Humboldt County, the most spectacular concentration is in the Stagecoach Hill Azalea Reserve, not far north of Big Lagoon and just south of Dry Lagoon off Highway 101. Turn east on Kane Road and left at the junction (in about a half mile). There is a weathered sign for the reserve there. The final stretch is on a poorly maintained gravel road that will take you to a rather undefined parking area in a grove of Sitka spruce. It all adds to the sense that you have happened upon some place special. The 40-acre parcel has a modest network of trails that take you through a dense stand of spruce before emerging onto a Western azalea-covered hillside with spectacular vistas out over the ocean to the west. If you time it right, generally in May through early June, you will be treated to a diversity of colors, flower sizes and shapes.  Length: Perhaps a mile if you do a couple loops; Difficulty: Little elevation gain but the trail has uneven tread; Best time for azaleas: Generally May — early June. 2. Ma’le’l Dunes Cooperative Management Area and the Humboldt Coastal Nature Center (Manila) — delicate and endangered beauty Humboldt County’s beaches and dunes are home to two federally listed

peace, old growth redwood forests have endangered plant species: the Humno equal. As John Steinbeck observed, boldt Bay wallflower and the diminutive redwoods “are not like any trees we beach layia. There is no better place to know; they are ambassadors from anothsee the yellow flowers of the wallflower er time.” The trailhead for this walk is just (which could be gone by May) or the sand under three miles from the south end verbena, the pink and white blossoms of of the Newton B. Drury Parkway (east the beach pea, the beach buckwheat, or side of the road). The route follows the the ubiquitous beach strawberry than on Brown Creek Trail to its intersection with one of the guided walks offered by the the Rhododendron Trail (1.4 miles) where Friends of the Dunes. There are several you take a right turn, cross Brown Creek access points. The unique Stamps House, and follow the Rhododendron Trail to on Stamps Lane in Manila, serves as the the South Fork Trail (1.2 miles). Complete visitor’s center for the Coastal Nature the loop with another right turn on the Center and provides convenient entrée to South Fork Trail. If you are lucky there a series of short trails through the dune may be some late trillium, but more mat and forest. Or Friday through Monday certainly redwood violet, sorrel, yellowthe recently re-opened Ma-le’l Dunes orange tiger lily, and the iconic flower North is accessible from Young Lane, of the redwood forests: rhododendron. just west of the Mad River Slough Bridge Redwood National and State Parks (Highway 255) with a network of trails that are filled with a network of trails that provide both dune and forest access and provide access to an abundance of deep some stunning views. The Ma-l’el South forest flora, and it is difficult to go wrong parking area, also off Young Lane, is open with your choice of paths. Local authors, seven days a week. Each access point is Jerry and Gisela Rohde, have written equipped with restroom facilities. Call an excellent resource, Best Short Hikes the Friends of the Dunes for guided walk in Redwood National and State Parks information at 444-1397. (Mountaineers, 2004). Length: Design your route to suit Length: 3½ miles; Difficulty: Moderyour time and stamina. My favorite is ate — 600 feet a five-mile loop of elevation gain; that begins and Best Time: Trillium ends at the Nature are mostly gone by Center and includes April but May and the Ma-le’l North June tend to best Dunes; Difficulty: From May 4-6, the Spring Wildfor rhododendron. Little elevation flower Show will be sponsored by the An alternative: gain but the soft California Native Plant Society. Held Many of us forget sand in places can at the Manila Community Center, 1611 nearby Sequoia be difficult; Best Peninsula Drive, it is a free event with Park and Sequoia Time for Humboldt exhibits and displays of hundreds of Park Garden. While Bay wallflower and species of flowers, demonstrations on the park itself beach layia blooms: gardening, edible and medicinal plants, is host to native March to early rare plants, invasive plants, Native redwood forest May for the wallAmerican traditions, native conifers, flowers and plants, flower; the subtle and more. the half-acre garlayia blooms a little For those who prefer two-dimenden features a rich later. sional resources, Carol Ralph, president assortment of nonAlternative of the local chapter of the California native dahlias, day Beach Options: Native Plant Society, tells me that her lilies, fuchsias and Consider the short preferred guidebooks are Wildflowpoppies, as well as walk out to the ers of the Pacific Northwest (Turner summer annuals. dunes north of and Gustafson) and A Field Guide to the mouth of the 4. Kneeland AirPacific States Wildflowers (Niehaus and Eel River from the port — road walkRipper). l south side of Table ing through the Bluff. The Ocean oak woodlands Ranch unit of the Unfortunately Eel River Wildlife for wildflower Area has a signed parking area. Or, for the enthusiasts, most of our inland prairies more ambitious, driving the “Wildcat” and oak woodlands are on private land. (the Ferndale-Petrolia road) is an amazing For that reason, unless you have connecspringtime flower adventure with some tions, access is limited to county roads. limited beach access. Spring generally comes a little later to

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anadian folk icon Bruce Cockburn is back in town, playing a solo show Sunday at the Van Duzer. It’s not that long since his last visit, just two years, but a few things have happened in the interim. Probably most important, he has a new baby at home. He also finished the album he was working on, Small Source of Comfort (his 31st), and it won a Juno Award (the Canadian version of a Grammy) as “Roots and Traditional Solo Album of the Year.” It’s far from his first Juno: that would be the one he took home in 1971 in connection with his first record, Bruce Cockburn. The liner notes for Small Source include an eclectic set of thank yous to those “who helped shape the contents … whether they knew it or not.” Among them, film director Ang Lee, the NYPD, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the late Lois Cockburn (his mother, who inspired an instrumental, “Lois On The Autobahn,” co-written with Jenny Scheinman), the late Richard Nixon (who shows up reincarnated as a single mom living in the projects in “Call Me Rose”) and “sundry Corporate Scumbags (the same ones who shape

everything else in the world).” Those scumbags came up when we spoke last time he was here, as the conversation turned to politics and money. “Of course the politics is such that you don’t get anything done without somebody being willing to spend money, or refusing someone’s offer of money, or something,” he declared. “It’s all on a piecemeal basis. There’s no overview. The overview would be to totally change the system, but that isn’t going to happen, at least not in any way I’m able to contribute to.” Does he think his songs can help? “I think a drop in the bucket is all you can expect — I think that counts. It would be a mistake to believe that a song by itself is going to make a difference in the course of events, but a song as a rallying point for a whole bunch of people’s opinion does have that potential. It’s not really the song that does it, it’s the people’s opinion, but a song can be an anthem for a movement, or it can pull a movement together and help it to recognize itself as a movement.” Yes, Cockburn’s song are like that. Sarah Nutting and Karisha Longaker make up the folk duo MaMuse, a name they break

down as follows: “Ma” as in “Mamma;” “Muse” as in “the one who inspires.” With a third album, Integration of the Awkward, just out, MaMuse is on the road, working the way down the West Coast with a stop Monday at the Arcata Playhouse. The ladies from Chico weave their voices together into an intricate harmonic macramé with gentle strings (mandolins, uke, guitar, string bass) and hand drum percussion easing the flow. The songs are on the earthy goddess side and, as promised, inspirational. (If you have fond memories of Francine and Nymiah, you’ll love MaMuse.) The overall effect is what you’d have to call sweet, but definitely not cloyingly so and not sugary — more like agave nectar or organic honey. Lyndsey Battle opens, which seems just about perfect. Joanne Rand is at the Arcata Playhouse Thursday night backed by a band she calls The Dell’Arte House Band, specifically keyboardist Tim Randles, drummer Tim Gray and bassist/flautist Marla Joy. (While the threesome (and friends) did, in fact, serve as the band in Mary Jane: The Musical and other Dell’Arte shows, they are also typically the musical force behind inhouse Playhouse shows, but let’s not

quibble.) The show, which comes at the end of Joanne’s NW solo spring tour, will be a bit different from others you may have seen by the songwriter. “It’s all dance music, all upbeat, all sorts of covers, Talking Heads, Patti Smith, that sort of thing, then some of my songs,” she explained, calling from the road. “We’re calling it the ‘Hurricane Party’ — that’s a song my brother wrote.” It’s all about partying in the face of adversary. “It’s a tradition in the South: When a storm is coming you fling the windows open wide, make a pitcher of margaritas or something and you party. For my brother, well, he was dying of AIDS when he wrote it, so that was part of it. Basically what we’re saying is: Celebrate the mayhem when the world is going hell is a handbasket.” Gil plays Gil Friday night in the Fulkerson Recital Hall as Dan Aldag directs the HSU Jazz Orchestra and Symphonic Band in a centennial celebration of the life of legendary jazz arranger Gil Evans (he would have been 100 this year). Gil Cline guests on trumpet and flugelhorn playing selections from Miles Davis’ Birth of the Cool era albums. Saturday night at the Van Duzer it’s a school

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pal Churcg. Local choral and brass musicians perform Luigi Cherubini’s Requiem Mass in C Minor, under the direction of Betty Burton, with Douglas Moorehead on the massive church organ. “Tassels Not Hassles” at Nocturnum Saturday is a fundraiser for Humboldt Domestic Violence Services featuring the Va Va Voom Burlesque Vixens. Says Gini from Va Va Voom, “Not only are there brand-new acts the lovely ladies will perform, but also live and silent auctions (for which our community has generously donated dozens of fabulous items), and DJ 360 will spin dance tunes after our show is over. I promise it will be fun — because everyone loves boobs. And together, we can break the chains of domestic violence with beauty and burlesque!” Speaking of fundraisers, “From the Core to the Cosmos” is a dinner/dance Saturday at the Bayside Grange, a benefit for this summer’s Arcata to D.C. “Occupy Road Trip.” It starts (at 6 p.m.) with Kirtan chanting, followed by fiddler Nicol Hawkins and friends, then dinner with circus acts, then local funksters Acufunkture and Soulemente (9-ish) concluding with the “re-awaken the dreamer vision council.” Who’s going on the Occupy trip? I asked via Facebook — no one answered. I studied occupyroadtrip. org, but couldn’t really figure it out. Sounds like a good idea though.

Bad shit happens — just ask Mac Rebennack. The New Orleans session guitarist was forced to switch over to piano/keyboards after he was shot in the finger in the early ’60s. At that time, he had also entered a bitter cycle of heroin addiction and jail, his “lock down” period, which would haunt him for over a decade. In the late ’60s, Rebennack and other New Orleans compatriots found session work in the thriving L.A. pop music industry with the assistance of arranger Harold Battiste. By the fall of ’67, Rebennack began to record his own compositions, recruiting his expat friends. Dr. John was born — a persona inspired by his hometown’s mysticism and a 19th-century voodoo medicine man loosely tied to his family. With the 1968 release of Gris-Gris, featuring the classic song, “I Walk on Gilded Splinters,” the sub-moniker “The Night Tripper” came to fruition in full regalia from North American Indian headdress to bone necklaces and rattles. When Black Keys’ frontman Dan Auerbach approached the 71-year-old Dr. John about producing a new recording, he wanted to recapture the musical spirit of his earlier recordings, including Gris-Gris, while inserting two key conditions: no piano on the record and, lyrically speaking, for Dr. John to disrobe his persona and to look back upon his personal life as Mac Rebennack. Wisely, Auerbach collected a number of talented young musicians, featuring former Greenhornes guitarist Brian Olive, drummer Max Wessenfeldt and, most importantly, bassist Nick Movshon and organist/reed player Leon Michels from the Daptone/Truth & Soul family. That’s the topnotch Brooklyn-based retro R&B/soul label behind Sharon Jones, Lee Fields and Charles Bradley, among others. The title of the resulting record, Locked Down, refers to Rebennack’s experience of incarceration in the ’60s. It’s one of Dr. John’s strongest recordings to date, fresh with exuberance and Afrobeat-inspired instrumentation, while allowing Rebennack to explore his life in retrospect and how it has informed his current perspective. Locked Down is solid from the title track to “God’s So Good,” the Stones-like, gospel-rock closer, with compositions fusing R&B, blues, rock and New Orleans and ’70s African funk into a focused and potent gumbo. As in the recent releases by contemporaries Tom Waits and Ry Cooder, Dr. John’s anger over the current state of the world comes blasting through. In the Beefheart-like groove of “Ice Age,” John exclaims, “Ain’t no age of innocence — don’t make no sense, ladies and gents; KKK, CIA — they’re all playing the same game.” Yet he offers his own glimmer of hope, concluding, “If you ain’t iced, you gotta breathe the life within.” As Mac Rebennack, Dr. John has rarely sounded so direct and forceful, drawing deeply from that breath of life within. – Mark Shikuma

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26 thursday EVENTS

2012 Humboldt Bay Symposium. 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Wharfinger Building, 1 Marina Way, Eureka. Two day event covers topics including bay recreation, fisheries, aquaculture, sea level rise and local port economy. $15. www.humboldtbay. org. 443-0801. Remembering Crime Victims Candlelight Vigil. 6-8:30 p.m. Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, 921 Waterfront Drive, Eureka. District Attorney’s office, victims, family members, community leaders and law enforcement personnel honor victims of crime and witnesses who come forward to assist in bringing criminals to justice. 268-2571.




Eureka Progressive Democratic Club. 7 p.m. Democratic Headquarters, 129 Fifth St., Eureka. Regular meeting with discussion of endorsements of local candidates in upcoming election. Guests welcome to attend. 268-8035.


10-Minute Play Festival. 7:30 p.m. Gist Hall Theater, HSU. HSU theatre, film and dance department presents drama, comedy and fantasy in concentrated form by student playwrights. $5/$3 students and seniors. 826-3928. Clown. 8 p.m. Carlo Theatre, 131 H St., Blue Lake. Dell’Arte’s first year students provoke laughter. 668-5663. For Better. 8 p.m. Redwood Curtain Theatre, 220 First St.,

Eureka. Romantic comedy for the digital age pokes fun at our overdependence on the gadgets in our lives. $10. 443-7688. Cirque Dreams in Pop Goes The Rock. 8 p.m. Van Duzer Theatre, HSU. Thrilling variety acts and acrobatic feats set to popular songs and chart-topping hits. $55/$25 HSU students. 826-3928.


Joanne Rand’s Hurricane Party. 8:30 p.m. Arcata Playhouse, 1251 Ninth St. “Multi-genre-ational” dance party of upbeat covers from throughout the ages mixed with original tunes. Band features Tim Randles, Marla Joy and Tim Gray. $12/$10 adv. 822-1575.


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.


Not Just A Game. 6:30 p.m. College of the Redwoods, 7351 Tompkins Hill Road, Eureka. Screening of famed sports writer David Zirin’s film on socio-political issues in sports. 616-1498.


Redwood Region Audubon Society. Noon. Golden Harvest Cafe, 1062 G St., Arcata. Discuss local and bigger-

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Music From Some Place The soul of Nick Waterhouse Nick Waterhouse is the latest sensation in the world of retro-soul/funk/whatever — he has his first album coming out any day — but he started out as what you might call a record store nerd. Growing up in Costa Mesa he spent his early years hanging around the Distillery, a classic recording studio not far from his parents’ house. After high school he moved north to San Francisco and got a job working at Rooky Ricardo’s Records, a mecca for collectors of soul, funk and jazz vinyl 45s. He describes his position there as “apprentice.” On the side, he wrote songs, pretty much in the style of the 45s in the shop. At some point he decided to cut a 45 of his own. Recorded with an ad hoc combo at the Distillery, “Some Place” had a sound from some other place and time, “some place I can only say is not right here,” as he put it in the lyrics. The record was an instant hit among the vinyl cognizanti. “I had the 45 out and was selling it around California to independent record stores, selling it at cost,” he recalled when we spoke last week. “I made a little website. I mostly sold a lot of copies around San Francisco. People around there started asking me when I was going to play a show. Honestly, that had not crossed my mind.” While he’d played in rock bands over the years, none of them stuck together. This time everything seemed to fall into place. “It was this sort of mythical thing: People started coming out of the woodwork. Within a couple of weeks I had this team that I’d assembled without really intending to. A friend who did this big DJ night in San Francisco said, ‘You know, I spin your record all the time; you should come play.’ picture conservation issues. 442-9353. Symposium on Ecological and Human Health Impacts of the Marijuana Industry in the Emerald Triangle. 2-4 p.m. Native Forum, HSU. Social and natural scientists discuss the environmental and human health impacts of the marijuana industry including land use, pesticide use, water quality and other environmental impacts. 826-3142. American Rhododendron Society. 7 p.m. Eureka Women’s Club, 1531 J St. Special Rhododendron Festival meeting: Rhody 101, with tips and growing and showing your prize-winning flowers. 443-0604.

So that was the first show. That was in December of 2010.” As Waterhouse describes it, the S.F. DJ night sounds a lot like the local Missing Link Soul Night. “He played a bunch of mid-century sort of Golden Age records. It’s not like you’d hear ‘Rockin’ Robin’ or anything. It was like tough oldies and R&B, soul, rockabilly records. … I feel like we’re at a time with all this music where the ‘Big Chill’ factor is gone from it for people under 25. We weren’t even around for that shit. I love that.” Things moved pretty fast after that first show. Since then he’s released an EP for an L.A. label, toured Europe with one incarnation of his band The Tarots, and recoded a full-length LP, Time’s All Gone. Now he’s ready for a tour to welcome the new record, due out May 1, on vinyl, digitally and even as a CD. “When I come there I’ll bring the same club show as everywhere,” said Waterhouse. “You’ll get the full deal: two girl [singers], two horns, a rhythm section; I finally have a permanent keys player. I feel like everything’s tuned in; everybody’s in it now. It’s so funny because last year it was just this part-time thing for me, and for everybody backing me. Europe kind of hard-boiled it — there’s this savage feeling. The records are great, but playing with a band is different. That’s what’s fun for me, and that’s the value I see in going out to see a show.” Nick Waterhouse and the Tarots play at The Depot on Saturday, April 28. The show starts at 9 p.m. with the Missing Link Soul Night DJs spinning classic 45s. Tickets are just $5, free to HSU students. Details at 826-3928. —Bob Doran

27 friday ELECTIONS

Mark Lovelace Campaign Fundraiser. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Sewell Gallery of Fine Art, 423 F St., Eureka. Live and silent auction with guest auctioneers Terrence McNally and Debi Farber-Bush. $20. 502-8880.


From the Core to the Cosmos. 6 p.m. Bayside Grange, 2297 Jacoby Creek Road, Bayside. Dinner/dance benefit for this summer’s Arcata to D.C. Occupy Road Trip with kirtan (6 p.m.), Nicol Hawkins and Friends (7 p.m.), dinner and circus (8 p.m.) Acufunkture and Soulemente (9 p.m.), ending with the re-awaken the dreamer vision council (11 p.m.) Economic Fuel Awards Ceremony. 6:30-8 p.m. Wharfinger Building, 1 Marina Way, Eureka. $117,000 in seed capital awarded to 2012 Economic Fuel winners. www.economicfuel. org. 476-2628. Belly Dance and Decadent Dessert Party. 7 p.m. Redwood Raks World Dance Studio, 824 L Street, Arcata. Second annual fundraiser for Ya Habibi Dance Company with belly dancing by Shoshanna and the company, a silent auction and array of desserts. $20, $15 in advance. 616-6876, dance@ Sexytime Karaoke Contest. 8 p.m. Jambalaya, 915 H St., Arcata. Advocates for Choice invite you to use your voice for choice in a multi-round karaoke competition. Proceeds benefit Six Rivers Planned Parenthood. $5/$10 to compete. 442-2961. 2012 Humboldt Bay Symposium. 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Wharfinger Building. Day two. See April 26 listing.


Damn Yankees. 7:30 p.m. Forum Theater, CR, 351 Tompkins Hill Road, Eureka. Humboldt Light Opera Company presents the story of Joe Boyd, an obsessed baseball fan who exchanges his aging body and soul for a chance to lead his favorite team to victory over the New York Yankees. $15/$12 students and seniors. 826-2990. Evita! 8 p.m. Ferndale Repertory Theatre, 447 Main Street. FRT performance of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical featuring Elena Tessler as Eva Perón. $18/$16 students and seniors. 786-5483. Clown. 8 p.m. Carlo Theater. See April 26 listing. For Better. 8 p.m. Redwood Curtain. See April 26 listing. 10-Minute Play Festival. 7:30 p.m. Gist Hall Theater. See April 26 listing.


Eskmo and K Theory. 9 p.m. The Depot, HSU. Electronic music producer drops some hip hop funk on HSU. $15/$5 HSU students. Melodies for the Masses. 7 p.m. Arcata Playhouse, 1251 Ninth St. Up and coming teen performers including Strawberry Blonde, Beatrix Kiddo, Hoodoo, The 51 Cards and Arianna Seal. $5. 822-1575. HSU Jazz Orchestra. 8 p.m. Fulkerson Recital Hall, HSU. Celebrating the music of jazz legend Gil Evans, with guests Gil Cline on trumpet and the HSU Symphonic Band. $7/$3 students and seniors. 826-3928.


Wal-Mart: The High Cost Of Low Price. 6:30 p.m. Founders Hall 118, HSU. Feature length documentary tells the story of Wal-Mart’s impact on American families and communities.


22nd Annual Plant Sale. Noon-6 p.m. College of the Redwoods, 7351 Tompkins Hill Road, Eureka. Great selection of annuals, perennials, vegetables, culinary herbs and house plants. Proceeds benefit CR’s Agriculture program. 476-4561.


HSU Campus Poets Reading. 3-4 p.m. Humboldt State University Library, Arcata. Featured poets Barbara Brinson Curiel, Dick Stull, Marlon Sherman, Paul Mann and Kimberley Pittman-Schultz. html#466. 826-5656. Poets and Writers Event. 6:30-8 p.m. College of the Redwoods, 7351 Tompkins Hill Road, Eureka. CR’s literary journal hosts evening of local poets and fiction writers awarding prizes for best work. english/poets&amp;writers. 476-4370.


Maitreya Project Relic Tour. 6 p.m. Veterans Memorial Building, 1018 H St., Eureka. Sacred relics of the Buddha and many other Buddhist masters. www.maitreyaproject. org. 832-6791. Eureka Sequoia Garden Club. 10 a.m. First Covenant Church Carriage House, 2526 J St., Eureka. Zoo Manager Gretchen Ziegler speaks. E-mail mgoodwin@northcoast. com. 442-1387. Roller Skating. 6:30-9:30 p.m. Fortuna Fire Hall. Every Friday and Saturday.

28 saturday EVENTS

Rhododendron Parade. 10 a.m. Festival of floats and marching bands paying homage to the rhododendron. Parade travels east on Seventh Street, south on H St., west on Henderson and concludes near rear of Eureka Mall. Springo Gone Wild Bingo. 5:30 p.m. Eureka Inn, 518 Seventh St. Join the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence for Humboldt’s most unusual bingo. Proceeds support Westside Community Improvement Association’s Jefferson Project. $20. 834-5937. World Tai Chi and Qigong Day. 10 a.m. Redwood Park, top of 14th St., Arcata. People in hundreds of cities in over 70 countries gather and celebrate. Meet other practitioners, learn and share. 498-1009.


10-Minute Play Festival. 7:30 p.m. Gist Hall Theater. See April 26 listing. Damn Yankees. 7:30 p.m. Forum Theatre, CR. See April 27 listing. Clown. 8 p.m. Dell’Arte Carlo Theatre. See April 26 listing. For Better. 8 p.m. Redwood Curtain. See April 26 listing. Evita! 8 p.m. Ferndale Rep. See April 27 listing.


Tech N9ne. 7 p.m. Arcata Community Center, 321 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway. Kansas City hip hop group Tech N9ne on “Hostile Takeover 2012” tour with Machine Gun Kelly, Krizz Kaliko, Mayday, Prozak and Stevie Stone. $55, $5 in advance. Jump, Jive and Swing. 7-10 p.m. Arcata Playhouse, 1251 Ninth St. Free members party with dancing to Magnolia and swing dance lessons. Membership: $25. 822-1575. A Spicy Concert. 7 p.m. Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 24 Fellowship Way, Bayside. Pianists Annette Gurnée Hull and Nancy Correll perform Spanish and Latin American piano duets. $15/$12 students and seniors. 822-3793. Rhododendron Festival Concert. 7:30 p.m. Christ Episcopal Church, 15th and H streets, Eureka. Local choral and brass musicians perform Luigi Cherubini’s Requiem Mass in C Minor under the direction of Betty Burton, with organist Douglas Moorehead. $15. 443-0700. HSU Calypso Band. 8 p.m. Van Duzer Theatre, HSU. Young percussionists of “We Got the Beat” and World Percussion Group warm up for Calypso Band’s high energy Caribbean dance music $7/$3 students and seniors. hsumusic. 826-3928. Nick Waterhouse. 9 p.m. The Depot, HSU. R&B fanatic combines old-school sensibility with a charged, contemporary style. Missing Link DJs open. $5. aspresents.


Tassels Not Hassles. 8 p.m. Nocturnum, 206 West Sixth St., Eureka. Fundraiser for Humboldt Domestic Violence Services featuring Va Va Voom Burlesque Vixens. $7/$5 if you wear purple.

Buddha Stops By

Erin Whitman Artist Talk. 3 p.m. HSU First Street Gallery, 422 First St., Eureka. HSU art department lecturer examines how popular culture informs our culture’s collective concept of a dystopian future. 443-6363. Artists Of The Emerald Coast. 3-8 p.m. Mateel Community Center, 59 Rusk Lane, Redway. Art show/wine tasting features the works of 30 local artists. $10. 923-3368.


Audubon Society Arcata Field Trip. 8:30 a.m. Meet at parking lot at end of South I Street. Led by Pat Bitton, rain or shine. Bring binoculars for birding. 442-9353. Klamath River Clean Up. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Yurok Tribe Headquarters, 190 Klamath Blvd., Klamath. Breakfast, salmon lunch, water, gloves and a T-shirt commemorating the event for participants. 482-1350. Lanphere Dunes Restoration. 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Meet at Pacific Union School, carpool to protected site. Help remove non-native invasives at Lanphere Dunes Unit of Humboldt Bay National Wildlife Refuge. Tools and gloves provided, wear work clothes and bring water. 444-1397. Open Gardens. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Humboldt Botanical Gardens, College of the Redwoods, Eureka. Roam the 44-acre fully fenced property. $5. 442-5139. Ferns of the Dunes Walk. 1-3 p.m. Meet at Pacific Union School 3001 Janes Road, Arcata. Naturalist and native plant enthusiast Carol Ralph introduces eight species of fern and their morphology, reproduction and identification. Bring a hand lens. 444-1397. Friends of the Marsh Tour. 2 p.m. Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary Interpretive Center, 600 S. G St. Art Barab leads 90-minute walk focusing on marsh history, ecology and birds. 826-2359.


Arcata Farmers’ Market. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Arcata Plaza, Ninth and G streets. Fresh vegetables, fruits, seedlings, plants and local food. 822-5951. Viva la Pizza y Vino!. 6-8 p.m. Morris Graves Museum of Art, 636 F St., Eureka. Pairings pizza and wine with wines by Riverbend Cellars, pizza by Paul’s Live from New York. Proceeds benefit Humboldt Arts Council Youth Art Education Programs. $25. 442-0278. Pancake Breakfast. 7:30-11:30 a.m. Humboldt Grange #501, 5845 Humboldt Hill Road. Monthly breakfast.


Babysitter Training. 2 p.m. Red Cross Building, 406 11th St., Eureka. Learn first aid, child and infant CPR, basic childcare skills. $140. 443-4521.


Mensa Forum. Noon-1:30 p.m. Samoa Cookhouse, Samoa Road, Arcata. No-host luncheon. Access Humboldt TV Executive Director Sean McLaughlin discusses local media channels and training and support resources available for local governments, nonprofits and residents. 768-9701. Maitreya Project Relic Tour. 6 p.m. Veterans Memorial Building. See April 27 listing. Senior Meetup. 8 p.m. Palm Lounge, Eureka Inn, 518 Seventh St. Single seniors meet. Wear a rose in hair or lapel for easy ID. Non-alcohol drinkers welcome. 442-2990

29 sunday THEATER

10-Minute Play Festival. 2 p.m. Gist Hall Theater. See April 26 listing. Damn Yankees. 2 p.m. Forum Theater, CR. See April 27 listing. Evita! Matinee. 8 p.m. Ferndale Rep. See April 27 listing.



“I have seen thousands of people transformed by the presence of these relics. I have felt them transform my own mind. … They emit some sort of transmission that can make a person open to their hearts and to the hearts of others. I don’t know how, but the relics seem to connect people to the enlightened experience, what we call Buddha’s blessings.” Thus saith Paula Chichester about the collection of Buddhist holy relics with which she tours the world. The Maitreya Project Heart Shrine Relic Tour has been on and off the road, traversing six continents since March 2001, showcasing various sacred Buddhist objects collected over the lifetime of Lama Zopa Rinpoche. We mention this at this time, in these pages, because the relics will be on display at the Arcata Veterans Hall Memorial Building all weekend (for free!) for those who may desire a taste of the benefits they bestow. There will be an opening ceremony on Friday from 6-8 p.m. The blessing schedule extends Saturday from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. and again Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Yeah, yeah. But what are these things? OK. Well, mostly you’ll be looking at pearl-like crystals which are supposedly found among the cremation ashes of Buddhist masters. Some believe that these physical reminders are the result of the spiritual compassion and wisdom of the departed masters. The Maitreya Project website claims that some of the crystals on display are “relics of the historical Buddha and the Buddha’s closest disciples.” The Buddha?! That sounds pretty important, right? Sure, sure. But how does being in the presence of Buddha master ash crystals help you? As project spiritual director Lama Zopa Rinpoche explains on the Maitreya website: “People are deeply moved when they come in contact with the relics. … There are so many stories. This is definitely one method for bringing people to enlightenment. The relics have incredible benefit for the world. … People want them very much … and there is greater and greater benefit now.” And it’s free! If you want to dig deeper on this one — like, if you want to check out the full list of relics and their histories — direct your browser to Peace be with you. —Andrew Goff


HSU Madrigal Singers and Mad River Transit Singers. 8 p.m. Fulkerson Recital Hall, HSU. Exploring themes of love and celebration. $7/$3 students and seniors. HSUMusic.blogspot. com. 826-3928.

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Voices fo’ Choices This Friday, April 27, Six Rivers Planned Parenthood’s Advocates for Choice boldly open up the microphones at Jambalaya in Arcata for their first ever Sexytime Karaoke Contest — a judged, three-round, 15-contestant, American Idol-ish sing-off to the death (for a good cause). Now, usually we use this section in the Journal to objectively preview upcoming events. But (ahem) like any good person, I takes me karaoke rather seriously. So, I’ll just let you know up front, HumCo … I’m going for this. And I play to win. But just to make it sporting: In team sports, they say if you execute your plays deftly enough, it shouldn’t matter if you hand the other team your playbook before the game. Thus, my playbook: Round 1) Bruce Springsteen, “Dancing in the Dark.” In respectable, performancebased karaoke, what you do with your body is almost as important as what comes out of your mouth. Luckily, the Boss’ 1984 venture into danceable fare comes with predetermined imagery already ingrained in the American consciousness thanks to its accompanying immensely popular music video. Warning: If you sit near the stage, don’t be surprised if you are recruited to be a Courtney Cox stand-in. Round 2) Van Morrison, “Brown Eyed Girl.” It never hurts to get the crowd on your side and singing. And what’s more singable than “Sha la la, la la la la, la la la la, te da”? Answer: not much. Added bonus on this short and sweet ditty: It fades out during the second chorus which means — if ya do it right — you can keep it rollin’ acapella for a strong ending. Like taking candy … Round 3) Montell Jordan, “This is How We Do It.” The most-monstrous of jams from 1995 has a strong call-and-response chorus, must-bedanced-to new jack swing rhythms and features the sadly forgotten “rap bridge breakdown” — extra awesome when performed by Caucasians who have never stepped foot in South Central LA. Think you can top that setlist? You’re probably right. See you on Friday at 8 p.m. Tickets to Sexytime Karaoke are $5/$10 for competitors. For more info, check out —Andrew Goff

Bruce Cockburn. 8 p.m. Van Duzer Theatre, HSU. Beloved singer/songwriter returns to Humboldt for an intimate concert. $35/$25 HSU students. 826-3928.


Maitreya Project Relic Tour. 6 p.m. Veterans Memorial Building. See April 27 listing.


Ma-le’l Dunes Walk. 1:30-4 p.m. Humboldt Bay National Wildlife Refuge, 1020 Ranch Road, Loleta. Join naturalist Jenny Hanson and discover a sandscape in motion. 444-1397.


Starfish Hero’s Second Annual Autism Awareness Day. 3-5:30 p.m. Azalea Hall, 1620 Pickett Road, McKinleyville. Open to all families whose lives have been touched by autism. Free food, games, face painting, bounce house, a kids-only community art project, autism resources and support. 601-6089. Redwood Coast Scrabble Club. 1-5 p.m. Couple Cups, 1603 G St., Arcata. Fun with words. 677-9242. Sometimes Annual Fund Raiser. 1-6 p.m. Ettersburg School. Telegraph Ridge Volunteer Fire Protection District event features live music, magic and barbecue. 986-7787.

30 monday MUSIC

MaMuse. 8 p.m. Arcata Playhouse, 1251 Ninth St. Soulful folk duet with haunting harmonies. Lyndsey Battle opens. $12/$10 adv. 822-1575. Organic Open Mic. 7 p.m. Couple Cups, 1603 G St, Arcata. No copywrited stuff!


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.


Humboldt Cribbage Club. 6-9 p.m. Moose Lodge, 4328 Campton Road, Eureka. Casual games and lessons to prepare you for competitive play. 444-3161.




Humboldt Folklife Society Group Sing Along. 7-9 p.m. Arcata Community Center, 321 Community Parkway. Joel Sonenshein leads. 839-7063.


International Labor Day Gathering. Noon-9 p.m. Humboldt County Courthouse, 825 Fifth St., Eureka. Come speak on any subject. Bring a lunch.


Humboldt Cribbage Club. 6:15-9:30 p.m. Moose Lodge, 4328 Campton Road, Eureka. Weekly cribbage tournament. $7. 444-3161.


April 26 May 2 Thur April 26 - Sci Fi Night ft. Mothra (1961) 6 p.m. - 10 p.m. All ages Free Fri Apr 27 - Random Acts Of Comedy Doors at 7:30 p.m. $6 All ages

Healing Rooms of the Redwood Coast. 6:30-9 p.m. Wood Street Chapel, 1649 Wood St., Fortuna. Non-denominational prayer group. 834-5800.

Sat Apr 28 - Zombieland Doors at 7:30 p.m. $5 Rated R Sun Apr 29 - Stuart Little Doors at 5:30 p.m. $5 Rated PG

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Wed May 2 - Sci Fi Night ft. Star Wars Uncut (2010) 6 p.m. - 10 p.m. All ages Free

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Friends of the Dunes Work Day. 5-6:30 p.m. Humboldt Coastal Nature Center, 220 Stamps Lane, Manila. Develop native landscaping around center and on green roof. 444-1397.


HIV Positive Support Group. 2:30-4 p.m. Open Door Clinic Telehealth and Visiting Specialist Center, 2426 Buhne St., Eureka. Confidential and mellow. Share stories and resources. ahudson-crim@opendoorhealth. com. 441-1624

3 thursday THEATER

For Better. 8 p.m. Redwood Curtain. See April 26 listing.


Figure Drawing Group. 7-9 p.m. Cheri Blackerby Gallery. See April 26 listing.


Sustainable Futures Speakers. 5:30-7 p.m. Gist Hall Room 218, HSU. UC Berkeley professor of agroecology Miguel Altieri presents “Who Will Feed Us in a Planet in Crisis?” 826-3653.


CASA Super Kid Council. 5:30-7 p.m. CASA of Humboldt, 2356 Myrtle Ave., Eureka. Members learn organizational and leadership skills while planning CASA’s latest attempt at breaking the Guinness World Record for the longest ice cream sundae. 443-3197.

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Sequoia Humane Society Raffle. A Mother’s Day-perfect full length decorative mirror is up for grabs with raffle tickets going for $2 apiece or $20 for 12. Email or call 445-5837 for more info. Host a Foreign Exchange Student. Those interested in information about becoming a host family for Center for Cultural Interchange’s Academic Year Program or short-term Independent Homestay Program can email or call 508-280-6651. Fair Performers Needed. Redwood Acres is seeking performers for the 2012 Humboldt Made Fair, June 21– 24. All genres of creative performers are encouraged to apply: musicians, jugglers, magicians, artists, theatre performers, dancers and comedians. Contact Tony West at 445-4986 or for more information. Are you the next Rutabaga Queen? A queen will be chosen to preside over the 2012 Kinetic Grand Championship at the Rutabaga Ball, Saturday, May 19. Hopeful monarchs can find spiritual guidance and helpful information at the newly updated ●


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MARLEY. Once, in college, a professor took our class outside on a particularly sunny day and broke us up into small groups. We were loosely assembled on the central grassy expanse of the campus. In a telling, embarrassingly typical snapshot: Frisbees flew around us, and someone had tipped speakers out of a dorm-room window, from which Bob Marley’s Legend was blaring. The too-cool bohemian art chicks in my group shared a laugh about the irony of Bob’s music providing the soundtrack for a bunch of privileged white kids playing Hacky Sack. In a not-unusual fit of pique, I chimed in that “Bob” was a rock star from day one, not the mystic and cultural revolutionary that the more irie privileged white kids like to think he was. If memory serves,

this ill-advised discourse was met with the usual blank stares and dismissal. I didn’t have any status to lose, but I certainly didn’t gain any. Now, all these years on, we have a comprehensive Marley documentary that does little more than vindicate my stance. The movie is enormous, nearly 2½ hours long, and filled to bursting with archival footage, interviews and music. But it doesn’t say much about the man or his contribution to culture. Rather than providing any insight or narrative position, the movie is just a toothless survey of Marley’s life. I’ll acknowledge that the filmmakers were thorough in compiling the raw materials, but in cutting them together they evidently got lost in misguided hero worship and failed to articulate an opinion about their subject. continued on next page•• NORTH Thursday, APRIL April 26, North COAST Coast JOURNAL Journal •• THURSDAY, 26, 2012 2012


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

Broadway Cinema


1:15, 4:00, 6:45, 9:25 12:00, 3:05, 6:05, 9:05 11:50, 2:15, 4:40, 7:05, 9:30 1:45, 6:30 11:30, 4:10, 8:50 1:00, 3:40, 6:20, 8:55 12:00, 2:10, 4:25, 6:35, 8:45 12:15, 2:35, 4:55, 7:20, 9:40 1:25, 3:50, 6:10, 8:35 2:00, 7:15 4:30, 9:35 8:10 3:00 12:25, 6:35 11:40, 2:50, 6:00, 9:10 1:10, 3:55, 6:40, 9:20

Mill Creek Cinema 707-839-3456


*12:10, 3:05, 6:00, 9:00 *1:55, 4:20, 6:50, 9:15 *1:05, 3:40, 6:15, 8:50 *2:05, 4:30, 7:00, 9:30 *12:20, 2:35, 7:20 4:45, 9:35 3:15, 8:00 12:45, 5:40 *12:55, 3:35, 6:10, 8:45 *2:10, 5:20, 8:30

Minor Theatre 707-822-3456

1001 H Street, Arcata Times are for 4/27-5/3 unless otherwise noted.


*1:30, 4:00, 6:35, 9:10 *1:20, 3:50, 6:20, 9:00 *2:00, 5:15, 8:30

Fortuna Theater

707-725-2121 1241 Main Street, Fortuna Times are for 4/27 -5/3 unless otherwise noted. PIRATES! BAND OF MISFITS 3D THE FIVE-YEAR ENGAGEMENT THE LUCKY ONE THE THREE STOOGES MIRROR MIRROR THE HUNGER GAMES

*12:20, 2:30, 4:45, 7:05, 9:10 *1:00, 3:50, 6:40, 9:35 *12:45, 4:00, 6:50, 9:20 *12:00, 2:10, 4:25, 7:00, 9:15 *12:10, *2:20, 4:35, 7:10, 9:25 *12:20, 3:25, 6:30, 9:45

Garberville Theater 707-923-3580

766 Redwood Drive, Garberville THE HUNGER GAMES

4/27 - 5/1: 7:30 5/2: 6:30

continued from previous page I respect Marley’s music, but I’ve never been a fan. I tend to withdraw from pop culture that’s too popular. Everybody in the world owns Legend, at least, and it’s always seemed like a lazy shortcut to me. It’s the placeholder in the record collection that signifies hipness via casual acknowledgement of reggae, while also symbolizing ignorance of all the other really good — albeit more challenging — Jamaican music out there. So I’ll admit I brought a bias to my viewing of Marley, but because I’ve been willfully ignorant for so long, I was ready to learn. I did learn something, but it left me wanting more. Director Kevin MacDonald (who apparently took over after both Martin Scorsese and Jonathan Demme jumped ship) spools out volumes of information, most of it from primary sources, and then just lets it lie there on the screen. The viewer is left to his own devices to formulate an opinion. In my case, that opinion is more or less the one with which I walked into the theater: Bob Marley was a gifted songwriter, a womanizer and an egomaniac — a rock star, in other words. PG13. 144m. THE LUCKY ONE. Zac Efron might not seem like the most appropriate actor to play a shell-shocked three-tour Marine. And beyond his thicked-up arms and thousand-yard stare, he doesn’t bring a whole lot to the role of Sergeant Logan Thibault. Yet he is by far the most convincing, likeable thing about this movie. In a weird twist of fate, Thibault’s life is saved when he finds a photograph of a pretty blond girl in front of a lighthouse. After another near-death experience — which is muddled by unfocused slowmotion shots and abstruse editing — he makes his way back to the States. Unable to adjust to normal life with his sister’s family, Thibault walks from Colorado to Louisiana to find the girl in the photograph and right some wrongs. He gets a job at her dog-boarding kennel, starts parenting her son, and eventually makes sweet sweet love to her. Her ex gets in the way, and the whole predictable business drags on way too long. Some of Efron’s scenes with co-star/ love interest Taylor Schilling are almost sexy, but her portrayal of a single mom mourning the loss of her brother (also a Marine) shifts into craziness too drastically to be plausible. The rest of the cast does what it can with a thin, underdeveloped script, but no one stands out. Slightly below average in planning and execution, The Lucky One isn’t offensively bad, just painfully bland and drawn out. Predictable doesn’t really start to describe • North • thursday, JaN. 12, 2012 Journal • Thursday, AprilCoast 26, 2012JourNal • 31 36 North Coast

it. PG13. 101m. CHIMPANZEE. I had to fight to stay awake all the way through Chimpanzee. And I saw it at 4 in the afternoon. I don’t think I’ve ever felt so unmoved by a nature documentary. This is all the more disappointing for it’s being a Disney Nature production. The “plot” is mainly about an orphaned chimp and his tribe, which is constantly under threat of attack from another group of apes. But because the movie is rated G, any real sense of danger or loss would have to be conveyed through creative editing, writing and music. None of those elements is in place. Instead, Tim Allen (really?) reads narration that wouldn’t seem out of place in a YouTube honey badger clip, and what could have been fascinating is boring and overlong at 78 minutes. As you might expect, some of the photography is gorgeous, but the impact gets lost amid hackneyed time-lapse sequences and jokes dredged up from Home Improvement. G. 78m. —John J. Bennett


THE RAVEN. Edgar Allen Poe (as played by, ahem, John Cusack) joins the search for a killer who’s reenacting murders from the famous author’s fiction. I bet Poe’s like, “Nevermore, dude!” R. 103m. THE FIVE-YEAR ENGAGEMENT. Writer/star Jason Segel reunites with director Nicholas Stoller (Forgetting Sarah Marshall) for a romantic comedy about a long and winding walk down the aisle. R. 124m. THE PIRATES! BAND OF MISFITS. Aardman (the British crew behind Wallace and Gromit) returns to stop-motion animation for some droll swashbuckling on the high seas, with voice talent from Hugh Grant, Salma Hayek and Jeremy Piven. PG. 88m. SAFE. It’s a Jason Statham movie, so you know what to expect: punching, guns, car chases and stone-cold, British-inflected one-liners. R. 94m. Tired of playing second fiddle to a massive mutant lizard, Mothra (1961) comes fluttering into the Arcata Theatre Lounge Thursday to attend Sci-Fi Pint and Pizza Night. And she’s bringing Gappa (1967), a cute, if lesser-known, relative of beaked mega-beast Rodan. The destruction begins at 6 p.m. Monsters of a different sort show up Saturday with Zombieland (2009), a gory-hilarious vision of the zombie apocalypse starring Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg and Emma Stone. R. 88m. 8 p.m. Next night, the slightly cuter-than-a-zombie Stuart

Little (1999) scampers in. PG. 84m. And then Wednesday it’s time for Sci-Fi Pint and Pizza Night again! Star Wars Uncut is a shot-for-shot remake of the original movie, with each scene recreated by fans who submitted homemade clips via the Interwebs. That will be followed by First Spaceship on Venus (1960), an East German/Polish film about a multi-ethnic crew embarking on space travels in the year 1985. Both films are unrated. 6 p.m. Next week, Emmy-winning nature cinematographer Rick Rosenthal (Deep Blue) returns to his alma mater (HSU) to premier his latest documentary, Hot Tuna. No, not the Jefferson Airplane spinoff band; it’s about the Atlantic Bluefin, an 800-pound fish so fast it’s been dubbed “the athlete of the ocean.” The one-hour film, plus a Q-and-A session, is free (tickets first come, first served) and will show Monday at 7 p.m. in the Van Duzer Theatre and Tuesday at 6 in the Kate Buchanan Room.


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. AMERICAN REUNION. The actors from American Pie gather to collect money and reminisce about the pinnacle of their careers. R. 113m. THE CABIN IN THE WOODS. When five young friends head into a creepy, remote wilderness you may think you’ve got the story pegged. Think again, sucka. R. 95m. THE HUNGER GAMES. In a dystopian future state, teenagers get conscripted into a televised death match. Based on Suzanne Collins’ bestseller. PG. 142m. LOCKOUT. In the near-future, a falsely convicted former government agent must rescue the president’s daughter from space prison. PG13. 95m. MIRROR MIRROR. Beautiful sets, visual panache and Julia Roberts can’t save this flat and underwritten Snow White update. PG. 106m. SALMON FISHING IN THE YEMEN. Ewan McGregor lures a river-full of salmon from England to the Arabian Peninsula with the power of his raw charisma. PG13. 112m. THE THREE STOOGES. Larry, Curly and Moe find themselves in the 21st century. Frightened, they resort to slapstick violence. PG. 92m. 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

SOCIAL NETWORKING FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS. Get your photography in shape and stretch out into the social networking world. Develop and implement successful self-promotion strategies. With Colleen Longo. Tues., May 22-June 19, 5-7 p.m. $200. Pre-registration required. Call HSU Extended Education at 826-3731 to register, or visit (AC-0510) 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 List your class – just 50 cents/ for more info. (AC-0426) word per issue! • Deadline: INTRO. TO ENTRELAC AT YARN. Tues. May 1, 15 & 29, Monday, noon. 5:30-7 p.m. Cost $45, plus materials. Entrelac is a fasciPlace online at nating technique that makes a knit fabric that looks or e-mail: classified@north- woven. Beginning knitting level required. Call 443-YARN to register and for more info. (AC-0426) Listings must be paid in advance by check, cash or Visa/MasterCard. Many classes require pre-registration.

Arts & Crafts BEGINNING/INTERMEDIATE WATERCOLORS. Plan and complete one or more paintings over 6 weeks. Beginning and experienced painters welcome. Sat.s, April 28-June 9, 9:30 a.m.-Noon, $74, Eureka Downtown site. Information or to register, College of the Redwoods Community Education, 269-4000,, visit Community Education link. (AC-0426) CREATING A PHOTOGRAPHIC MEMOIR. An introduction to the conscious creation of a personal memoir through photographs. With Colleen Longo. Wed., May 23-June 20, 5:30-7:30 p.m. $200. Pre-registration required. Call HSU Extended Education at 826-3731 to register, or visit www. (AC-0510) GARDEN GREMLIN MOSAICS. Bring an old plate, cooking pot, tea kettle or use the instructor’s 4-inch tiles to create a bright, colorful gremlin to “plant” in your garden. One Day class, Fri., May 18, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., $25, Downtown site. Information or to register, College of the Redwoods Community Education, 269-4000,, visit Community Education link. (AC-0426) GLAZE DESIGN & APPLICATION TECHNIQUES. $55. Tues., 10 a.m.-Noon, May 22 – Jun 5 (3 weeks). Explore a variety of decoration and design techniques using the Fire Arts glaze palette. Some experience required. More info at, (707) 826-1445, Fire Arts Center, 520 South G St., Arcata. (AC-0426) MAKING PHOTOGRAPHS 1. 7-week course about your digital camera , with techniques that help your artistic expression in making photographs, from local professional photographer, Gary Todoroff. Tues.s, May 15-June 26, 3:30-5:30 p.m., at Eureka Downtown site, $75. Information or to register, College of the Redwoods Community Education, 269-4000,, visit Community Education link. (AC-0426) SILK PAINTING. Tues., May 15, 6-9 p.m. Create a silk scarf with vibrant, flowing color. Fortuna Methodist Church, 9th & N St. $25. Call Susan, 726-9048. Beginners welcome. (AC-0503)

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) 497-6237, www.origindesignlab. com. (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.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) 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-0429)


LIFETREE CAFE: JOIN THE CONVERSATION. Examine evidence of alien landings, consider various sides of the debate, and share your own perspective. Sun., April 29, 7 p.m. Lifetree Café, 76 13th St., Arcata. Free Admission. Questions, Contact Bob Dipert 672-2919, bobdipert@ (CMM-0426) QUIET, THE POWER OF INTROVERTS IN A WORLD THAT CAN’T STOP TALKING. Book by Susan Cain addresses social contributions of Introverts. Discover YOUR style with practical tips for translating communications between Introverts and Extraverts. Wed.s, May 9-30, 1-3 p.m., College of the Redwoods Downtown site, $39. Information or to register, College of the Redwoods Community Education, 269-4000,, visit Community Education link. (CMM-0426)

MANAGING NON-STOP CHANGE. A team-building management workshop with Janet Ruprecht. Learn how to recognize the four phases of an individual’s natural response to change, and how coach people through each phase swiftly and effectively. Understand organizational resistance to change and discover what you can do about it. Fri., May 11, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. $100 (includes materials). Preregistration required. Call HSU Extended Education to register, 826-3731 or visit extended. (CMM-0503)

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) 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) 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)

SUCCULENT WALL GARDEN WITH YVONNE COLBURN Learn even more about Succulent Wall Gardens Sat., April 28 10:00 a.m. Workshop Fee: $40 (Includes all supplies to take yours home)

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

1828 Central Ave. • McKinleyville Mon.-Sat. 8:30 to 5:30, Sun 10 to 4 (shop closed)

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-0531) 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)

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.

BELLY DANCING WITH SHOSHANNA. Feel fabulous in classes for all levels in Arcata at Redwood Raks. 616-6876 or (DMT-1227)


MOVE IT OR LOSE IT! ZUMBA FITNESS TALK. With Fitness Expert, Michaele. Sat., April 28, 3 p.m. FREE call-in talk show. Zumba instructor, Michaele, talks about the Latin-inspired dance exercise that is getting people off their couches and back into shape! Call in, listen to the show and ask Michaele your fitness questions. Sign up at www.whatcanisay. com. (F-0426) NEW AT CROSSFIT EUREKA! Offering Core Strength, Kettle Bell, FitMom Prenatal Movement, Clinics for Endurance Runners, Foundations with Dr. Phil Pritting D.C., crossfiteureka@gmail. com. (F-0719) TAI CHI. Stretch, limber, tone & strengthen your body while improving focus & coordination! Also reduce stress & manage pain. Five-week class for ages 15 & up takes place at the Adorni Center at 1011 Waterfront Dr., Thurs’s, 12-1:30 p.m starting May 3, $65. Call 441-4244 or register at The Adorni Center. (F-0426) continued on next page • NORTH COAST JOURNAL • THURSDAY, APRIL 26, 2012


continued from previous page 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. Your first class is always FREE! Regular fees $6/$4 Grange Members. Pauline Ivens 707-441-9102, (F-0531) 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) NORTH COAST SELF DEFENSE ACADEMY. Come learn your choice of Gracie Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Lau Kune Do Kung Fu, Muay Thai, Stand-up/Kickboxing & MMA. Group and private sessions available 7 days a week for men, women and children; all experience and fitness levels welcome. Call or visit (707) 822-6278 or 820 N St., Building #1 Suite C, Arcata (F-1227) SUN YI’S ACADEMY OF TAE KWON DO. Classes for kids and adults, child care, fitness gym, and more. Tae Kwon Do Mon-Fri 5-6 p.m., 6-7 p.m., Sat 10-11 a.m. Come watch or join a class, 1215 Giuntoli Lane, or visit, 825-0182. (F-1227)


FOUNDATION COURSE. In Cannabis Law, Medicinal Uses and Horticulture. $275. Sat. & Sun., May 5-6, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Beginning level class. Participants will leave knowing how to start, grow, harvest, dry/cure and store their own medicine. Will address small indoor soil systems but have a focus on outdoor organic practices. Medical Applications class addresses the cannabinoids and their effects, delivery methods, dosage and contraindications. The Law class covers history of cannabis in the US as well as existing and evolving California law. Held at Hummingbird Healing Center 1626 Myrtle Ave. Eureka CA. Register online, or, (707) 672-9860. (G-0503) PURE ANALYTICS WITH SAMANTHA MILLER. FREE, The Potency Testing Process. Session 4 of 4 series on medical cannabis. Fri., May 4, 6-8 p.m. Class will address the types of equipment used, how results are calculated and explain how to compare results from different types of equipment. Learn the importance sampling, standards and calibration and understand the extraction process. 707 Campus, 1881 Barnett Ct., #4, Redway Meadows Business Park. Register online at, (707) 6729860. (G-0503)

Kids & Teens

CHILDREN’S MUSIC. Make music, sing, play, listen, and dance with Redwood Musikgarten! 8-week classes starting May 10, for toddlers/preschoolers. D St. Neighborhood Center. departments/parks-recreation, 822-7091. (K-0503) FC SAMOA SOCCER ACADEMY. SUMMER MINIACADEMIES. Base Camps: Guaranteed learning “packaged” in fun and age-appropriate games Ages: 8-12yrs. Elite and/or Varsity Prep: age 11-15yrs Intensive week-long program for serious soccer athletes. June 18-Aug. 10. Various programs M-Fri. See online. Crescent City. Redway, Cutten. Eureka (Alice Birney). Arcata (French pro only). Base Camps $95 for 15 hours 9 am.-noon, French pro $220 (24-30 hours). E-mail for more info.,Website:, Low income (partial)scholarships ALWAYS available upon application. (K-0614)

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)

SHAMANIC RITUAL HEALING CIRCLE, R-EVOLUTION/LIBERATION. Cinco de Mayo. A welcome gathering with shrine building, song, prayer, drumming, etc.! For more info call Scott Sherman 445-1018. Suggested donation $10-15 per participant. Sat. May 5, 7:30-9 p.m, Sacred Palace, 516 5th. St, Eureka., shamanicvisionpsychotherapy. (S-0503)


THE SACRED MOVEMENTS OF THE FOURTH WAY. Dances for Self-Development and Awareness. April 28, May 12, 26. Sat 9:45-11:30 am, 854 10th St. Arcata. (S-0524)

LET’S GET ORGANIZED! Taught by a professional organizer, who will help you take control of your surroundings, your time, your paper piles, you name it. With Colleen Longo. Thurs., May 31-June 21, 5:30-7 p.m. $125. Pre-registration required. Call HSU Extended Education at 826-3731 to register, or visit (L-0510) PLANNING YOUR RETIREMENT. Premier Financial Group, Inc., a Registered Investment Advisor, invites you to a free seminar on Tues., June 6, 5:15 p.m-6:30 p.m. at the Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, 921 Waterfront Dr. Room 212, Eureka. Let us help you gain clarity and confidence around your retirement. RSVP at (707) 443-2741 or online at www.premieradvisor. com. (LE-0531)

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)

ACCESSING POWER: GENDER ISSUES IN THE CANNABIS MOVEMENT. With Kyndra Miller and Alexis Wilson-Briggs. Sat., April 28, 2-5 p.m. $45. Seminar explores the role of women in the marijuana movement. First half of the course focused on providing an historical framework of the first three waves of American feminism. Second half is an interactive discussion about the current representations of women in the movement, gender specific legal issues, and the role of sex activism. Three hour seminar offered for the purpose of highlighting the fundamental role that women play in legalizing marijuana. 707 Campus, 1881 Barnett Rd., #4, Meadows Business Park. Register online, (707) 672-9860. (LE-0426)


HIP HOP DANCE CREW. Have your child learn the art of hip hop dance! Give your child confidence & a creative energy outlet. 4 week class for ages 5-9, Wed’s, 6-6:45 p.m starting May 2, $25. Call 441-4244 or visit The Adorni Center, 1011 Waterfront Dr. (K-0426)

CANNABIS IN THE HISTORY OF HUMAN SPIRITUALITY. With Wendy Read part 1 of a 2 part series Fri., May 18, 6-9 p.m. $45. Look at how religion has evolved and the role that Cannabis has played in the “great leaps forward” of human evolution and enlightenment up to the time of Christ. Introduction to Plant Spirit Communication class. 707 Campus, 1881 Barnett Ct., #4, Redway Meadows Business Park. Register online,, (707) 672-9860. (LE-0517)

LET’S SING IN FRENCH. Children’s sing-a-long program. Fun and easy class that teaches French while encouraging dancing as well as body and hand movements to music, ages 4-7 starts May 2, $10 class $40/5 classes.Call Caroline (707) 601-3852 (K-0426)

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)

SEQUOIA PARK ZOO’S ANIMAL MASK-ARADE. For 5-7 year olds. Sat., May 12. Join us for a wild adventure. Call 441-4263 or visit sequoiaparkzoo. net for info. (K-0503)

DANCE-FIT. Dance, aerobics & strength training all in one class ! Mon., Wed. & Fri. 9-10 a.m First class is free. Drop in for $5 per class or 14 classes for $55. No Limits tap & jazz studio, corner of 10th & K st. Arcata. 825-0922 (F-1227)

ZUMBA FOR TWEENS & TEENS. Great music in a fun dance environment! Energizing four-week class for ages 12-17 on Wed’s, 4-4:45 p.m starting May 9, $20. Give teens a chance to move, get their heart rates up & have a good time while getting fit. Call 441-4244 or visit The Adorni Center at 1011 Waterfront Dr. (K-0426)

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)

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)


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

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THE EUREKA THEATER, THEN & NOW. Glimpse into the history of the theater, including original photos, remodels and more. Includes a walking tour of the theater. With Wendy and Chuck Petty. Fri., May 25, 6-8 p.m. and Sat., May 26, 1-3 p.m. $50/OLLI members, $75/nonmembers. OLLI: 826-5880. (O-0510) MANDALA. Explore the history of the mandala, create your own mandala and construct a group mandala outdoors. With Patty Yancey. Thurs’s, May 3-17, 1-3 p.m. $40/OLLI members, $65/nonmembers. OLLI: 826-5880 (O-0426)


COSMIC VISIONS. Transform your Nature trips into profoundly ecstatic experiences. HSU Center Activities workshop taught by Dr. Stone Brusca begins June 3. Visit (S-0531)

SKATING AT EUREKA MUNI ! Fun for all ages! Fri. & Sat. 6-8:30 p.m. Roll with your friends and family as you enjoy great music and funky strobe lights at the Eureka Muni (1120 F St.). Youth 17 & under $4, Adults $4.75. Skate rental (inline or quad) included in admission, first-come first served. Call 441-4223 or visit (SR-0628) MOTHER’S DAY SPECIAL- ROLLER SKATING. Sunday May 13, Mom’s get to skate free with 1 paid admission. Blue Lake Parks & Recreation Fri./Sat. 6:30-9:30 p.m., Sun. 2-5 p.m. Adult Skate: 2nd Sun. of every month, 6:30-9:30 p.m. To schedule birthday parties, call 6685932 or find us on facebook at parks-rec@bluelake. (SR-0426)


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)


NOTARY PUBLIC CLASS & EXAM. Become a California State Notary Public. Provides new or previously commissioned notaries with the education and skills needed to pass State proctored examination. May 4, 8 a.m.-6 p.m., $105, at CR McKinleyville. Information or to register, College of the Redwoods Community Education, 269-4000 or, visit Community Education link. (V-0426) WANT TO BECOME A SMOG TECHNICIAN. Or update or renew your technician license? College of the Redwoods Community Education is offering smog technician training. Information, call 269-4000 or visit, visit Community Education link. (V-0426) VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY. Give a special kind of care when it matters most. Take 8 hour introductory training to be a Patient Care or Grief Support Specialist at Hospice of Humboldt. April 28 & 29, 10 a.m.–2 p.m. Call 445-8443 to register. (V-0426)


QIGONG CLASSES. Intro class: Mon.s, 6-7:15 p.m. Any level: Mon.s, 7:30-8:30 p.m., Tues.s, 11 a.m.-Noon, & Thurs.s, 8-9 a.m. Arcata. MistyMountainHealingArts. com, 498-1009. (W-0531) REDWOOD HEALING ARTS. Enrolling now for our Basic Massage workshop for friends, family, & couples! April 28, Trinidad, and May 12, in Willow Creek (707) 444-0304, (W-0426) FLOWING WITH THE ELEMENTS. 5 class series on the Foundations of Chinese Medicine. We will cover Meridian Theory, Five Elements,, Medical Qi Gong, Aromatherapy and much more. Class dates April 28, May 26, June 30, July 28, Aug. 25. 12 p.m-4 p.m., taught by Jessica Baker, Licensed Acupuncturist and held at Jade Dragon Medical Spa, 827 Bayside Rd. Arcata. Price for the series is $350 for practitioners, $300 for nonpractitioners. Call 707-822-4300 to register. (W-0426) SOAP MAKING. With Jan Neal Sat., May 19, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. $40 + $20 lab fee. Learn to make luscious, soothing soaps, choosing from the finest herbs, spices and oils, make it your own. It is also an option to use healing cannabis if you have valid 215 recommendation. All materials with exception of cannabis provided. Leave with your very own bar(s) of soap. 707 Campus, 1881 Barnett Ct., #4, Redway Meadows Business Park. Register online,, (707) 672-9860. (W-0517) 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) 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/ POSTPARTUM 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) ●


In re the conservatorship of the person and estate of: CLAUDE D. PERRAS, SR. Conservatee. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Claude D. Perras, Jr., as Conservator of the Person and Estate of Claude D. Perras, Sr.., will sell at private sale subject to confirmation by the Humboldt County Superior Court, on or May 17, 2012 at 825 Fifth Street, Eureka, California, the following real property of the estate: That real property situated in the City of Eureka, County of Humboldt, State of California, described as follows: PARCEL ONE: Lot 4 in block 6 in Sunnyside (now Loleta), as shown on the Amended Map of Loleta, filed in the office of the Humboldt County Recorders, March 29, 1899 in Book 2B of Surveys, page 49. PARCEL TWO: A strip of land approximately 12 feet in width lying between the west line of said Lot 4 and the quarter section line running North and South through the center of Section 18, Township 3 North, Range 1 West, Humboldt Meridian, and bounded on the North and South by Weserly prolongation of the North and South lines of said lot 4. This property is commonly referred to as 2457 Eel River Drive, Loleta, CA 95551, and Humboldt County A.P.N309-106-102-001. Bids will be received at 937 sixth street, eureka, CA. 95501. Court confirmation will be sought on May 17, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. in Department 8 of the Humboldt County Superior Court at 825 Fifth Street, Eureka, CA. 95501 Dated: April 18, 2012 /s/ by John C. Davis, Attorney for Conservator JOHN C. DAVIS, CSB #53383 DAVIS & POOVEY, INC. ATTORNEYS AT LAW 937 SIXTH STREET EUREKA, CA 95501 (707) 443-6744 FILED APRIL 23, 2012 4/26, 5/3, 5/10/2012 (12-129)


Notice is hereby given that the undersigned intends to sell the personal property described below to enforce a lien imposed on said property pursuant to Sections 21700-21716 of the Business & Professions Code, Section 2328 of the UCC, Section 535 of the Penal Code and provisions of the Civil Code. The undersigned will sell at a public auction by competitive bidding on the 11th of May, 2012 at noon, on the premises where said property has been stored and which are located at South Bay Mini-Storage, 2031 Eich

Road, Eureka, County of Humboldt, State of California, as follows. Items to be sold include but are not limited to the following: Unit #134 Tammy Humphrey boxed items, ironing board, misc items, toys Unit # 229 Setiva Smith - furniture Unit #247 Chris Glover - boxed items, radio/cassette Unit # 258 Barbara Daniels-ladder, bicycle, boxed items Unit # 304 Kymberlie Coleman - furniture, duffel bag, boxed items Unit #314 Andrew Mesch - snow board, bike parts, luggage Unit # 329 Maxine Holland- arc welder, car seat, boxed items Unit #442 Tony Bowdish - furniture, wood stand, VCR, clothing Unit # 518 Monica Lamas- toys, vacuum, clothing, boxed items Unit #526 Shaelene Williamsonelectronics, clothing, boxed items Unit#663 Michael Rios - tools, ladders, camp gear, crab pot, lawn mower Unit #856 Stephanie Edwards toys, bikes, furniture, car seat, boxed items Purchases must be paid for at the time of purchase in cash only. All purchased items are sold “as is” and must be removed from the premises within 24 hours. Sale subject to cancellation in the event of a settlement between owner and obligated party. Bring a flashlight and pad lock(s) Dated this 25th of April and 2nd day of May 2012 CA BOND NO. 0336118 4/26, 5/3/2012 (12-128)


TS. NO. 140334-AH. ON May 9, 2012 at 10:00 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 Linda C. Eickhoff, an unmarried woman recorded on January 10, 2006 as Instrument No. 2006-980-6 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 January 6, 2012 as Instrument No. 2012-309-3 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: Lot 14, in Block 201, of Tract No. 42, Shelter Cove Subdivision as per Map recorded in Book 14, Pages 73 to 138 inclusive of Maps, in the Office of the County Recorder of said County, as amended by the Amending Map recorded in Book 15, Pages 64 to 116 inclusive, of Maps, in the Office of the County Recorder of said County. EXCEPTING therefrom all the water and water rights in, under or flowing over said property or appurtenant thereto, and 50% of all oil, gas and other mineral and hydrocarbon substances below a plane of 500 feet beneath the surface thereof, but without the right of surface entry, all as reserved by the Bank of California, National Association, a national banking association, in Deed recorded January 28, 1985, Book 1758 of Official Records, Page 426, Humboldt County Records. ASSESSOR’S PARCEL NO. 110-251-011 The unpaid balance and estimate of costs, expenses and advances as of April 7, 2012 is $30,726.63; 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: 200 Forest Rd., Shelter Cove, CA 95589, Assessor’s Parcel Number 110-251-011. Directions may be obtained pursuant to a written request submitted to the Beneficiary at the address shown below. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. Dated: April 10, 2012 Beneficiary: Christopher Martin Weston, Sr., Trustee of the Christopher Martin Weston, Sr. Living Trust Dated January 6, 2004 Telephone: 707-223-2226 Address: P.O. Box 185, Phillipsville, CA 95559 HUMBOLDT LAND TITLE COMPANY, a Corporation, Trustee Address: 1034 Sixth Street Eureka, CA 95501 Telephone (707) 443-0837 By: /s/ Sue E. Bosch, President 4/19, 4/26, 5/3/2012 (12-121)


The following person is doing business as LADY LUXX at 615 11th St., Arcata, CA 95521. Siobhan Reynolds 2040 Thiel McKinleyville, CA 95519 The business is conducted by An Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name listed above on n/a. /s Siobhan Reynolds. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Humboldt County on April 4, 2012. CAROLYN CRNICH Humboldt County Clerk 4/26, 5/3, 5/10, 5/17/2012 (12-125)

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My Parasites Made Me Do It (Part 2 of 2) By Barry Evans


ast week, I discussed the increasing evidence that the common parasite Toxoplasma gondii appears to cause behavioral changes in rats, such as making them less fearful of cats. It also may affect human behavior, making men more likely to be involved in traffic accidents, while women appear to have less susceptibility to guilt. While this line of research is still in the early stages, scientists have for decades suspected that T. gondii may increase the risk of schizophrenia. Just about every mental disorder has, at one time or another, been labeled schizophrenia! Today one diagnostic problem is that schizophrenia is defined by behavior (e.g. paranoia, delusions, hallucinations) rather than by anything you can scientifically measure. This contrasts with a better understood disease such as diabetes, where recurrent or peristent hyperglycemia, as measured by a series of blood tests, establishes the condition. That’s why a recent major study showing “the strongest association we’ve yet seen between [T. gondii] infection and the subsequent development of schizophrenia” has garnered a lot of press. If a biological source of even a small percentage of schizophrenia cases were found, it might offer clues to understanding and treating the disorder. The quote above is from neuroviroligist Robert Yolken, one of the investigators on this study, in which researchers from the Walter Reed Institute of Research joined forces with the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center to show that people previously exposed to the parasite — usually in childhood — had a 24 percent higher risk of developing schizophrenia than those unexposed. One hypothesis is that T. gondii

may act as a “trigger” for people genetically predisposed to the disorder. The researchers are now planning to see whether aggressively treating infected schizophrenics with antiparasitic drugs could stem the symptoms of the disorder. Major caution: most people infected with the parasite don’t develop schizophrenia, and most schizophrenics don’t have T. gondii, so putting schizophrenic patients on antiparasitic drugs en masse isn’t going to solve the problem. It’s helpful to look at this from the point of view of any parasite. Parasites are no different from any life form that needs to propagate to survive. The rabies virus, for instance, spreads itself by sending an infected animal into a rage, biting other warmblooded creatures immediately before killing its host. Or take the flu virus: Newly vaccinated flu-shot recipients in New York reported coming into contact with double the number of people they normally would have. The vaccine — almost identical to live flu virus — appears to cause a “socializing” effect, creating the conditions for propagation had it been the real thing. I think we’re going to be hearing more about possible links between our behavior and parasites such as T. gondii. However, if you find youself in traffic court, I suggest you don’t offer the defense, “My parasites made me speed.” The judge’s parasites just may be having a bad day themselves. ● Barry Evans ( sometimes worries just how many of the little buggers he’s supporting on a columnist’s salary. Barry’s two Field Notes compendia can be found at Eureka Books and Northtown Books.

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The following persons are doing business as BUTTONS at 621 Third St., Eureka, CA 95501. Margaret Wyles 233 Tree Lane Kneeland, CA 95549 Rosemary Price 62 Sole Eureka, CA 95503 The business is conducted by A General Partnership. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name listed above on n/a. /s Margaret Wyles, Rosemary Price. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Humboldt County on April 16, 2012. CAROLYN CRNICH Humboldt County Clerk

The following person is doing business as HUMBOLDT GREEN CLEANING SERVICES at 1824 5TH Street, Eureka, CA 95501, P.O. Box 6483, Eureka, CA 95502. Lisa Michelle Granados 221 Manzanita Ave. Eureka, CA 95503 The business is conducted by An Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name listed above on 3/27/12. /s Lisa Granados. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Humboldt County on March 27, 2012. CAROLYN CRNICH Humboldt County Clerk

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The following person is doing business as PROMINENCE ART at 2186 Chaney Lane, Eureka, CA 95503. Danny James Jones 2186 Chaney Lane 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 Danny James Jones. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Humboldt County on April 16, 2012. CAROLYN CRNICH Humboldt County Clerk 4/26, 5/3, 5/10, 5/17/2012 (12-126)


The following persons are doing business as HABIT FOODS, THE HABIT BAKERY at 1620 Pickett Rd., McKinleyville, CA 95519, P.O. Box 2583, McKinleyville, CA 95519. Corey Winer 2163 Park McKinleyville, CA 95519 Michelle Francis 2163 Park McKinleyville, CA 95519 The business is conducted by An Married Couple. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name listed above on n/a. /s Michelle Francis. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Humboldt County on April 19, 2012. CAROLYN CRNICH Humboldt County Clerk 4/26, 5/3, 5/10, 5/17/2012 (12-127)


The following persons are doing business as DUTCHY’S PIZZA at 1116 B 11TH St., Arcata, CA 95521. Ryan Kemble 6092 Avalon Dr. Eureka, CA 95503 Thomas Hartigan 2745 A Fickle Hill Rd. Arcata, CA 95521 The business is conducted by Copartners. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name listed above on 4/11/12. /s Ryan Kemble, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Humboldt County on April 10, 2012. CAROLYN CRNICH Humboldt County Clerk 4/19, 4/26, 5/3, 5/10/2012 (12-119)


The following persons are doing business as EUREKA NATURAL FOODS at 1450 Broadway, Eureka, CA 95501. Richard Littlefield 5300 Cumming Road Eureka, CA 95503 Betty Littlefield 5300 Cumming Road Eureka, CA 95503 Chris Pitzer 3415 Oregon Street Eureka, CA 95503 Steve Pitzer 3775 Erie Street Eureka, CA 95501 Suzanne Littlefield 2518 F Street Eureka, CA 95501 The business is conducted by A

General Partnership. The registrants commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name listed above on 01/01/2012. /s Rick Littlefield. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Humboldt County on April 10, 2012. CAROLYN CRNICH Humboldt County Clerk 4/19, 4/26, 5/3, 5/10/2012 (12-122)


The following persons are doing business as SENSATIONAL SOLUTIONS at 215 Canyon Dr., Cutten, CA 95534, P.O. Box 88, Cutten, CA 95534. Martel G. Yip 215 Canyon Dr. Eureka, CA 95503 Andrea N. Yip 215 Canyon Dr. Eureka, CA 95503 The business is conducted by A Married Couple. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name listed above on 4/11/2012. /s Martel Yip. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Humboldt County on April 11, 2012. CAROLYN CRNICH Humboldt County Clerk  

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The following person is doing business as BY NIEVES at 627 Lighthouse Rd., Petrolia, CA 95558, P.O. Box 9, Petrolia, CA 95558. Nieves Rathbun 627 Lighthouse Rd. Petrolia, CA 95558 The business is conducted by An Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name listed above on 1/1/2008. /s Nieves Rathbun, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Humboldt County on March 28, 2012. CAROLYN CRNICH Humboldt County Clerk 4/12, 4/19, 4/26, 5/3/2012 (12-112)


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

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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)


PETITION OF: STEVE HERMES TENERELLI TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner: STEVE HERMES TENERELLI for a decree changing names as follows: Present name STEVE HERMES TENERELLI to Proposed Name KIT TEN TENERELLI THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of

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PETITION OF: ANTHONY TYRONE HOUSTON TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner: ANTHONY TYRONE HOUSTON for a decree changing names as follows: Present name ANTHONY TYRONE HOUSTON to Proposed Name WAHID ALLAH THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING Date: May 24, 2012 Time: 1:45 p.m. The address of the court is: Same as noted above, Dept. 8 Date: April 4, 2012 Filed: April 4, 2012 /s/ DALE A. REINHOLTSEN Judge of the Superior Court 4/12, 4/19, 4/26, 5/3/2012 (12-114)


To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of: DEANNA CHERI MCCORD, DEANNA C. MCCORD AND DEANNA MCCORD. A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by CHERI MCCORD in the Superior Court of California, County of Humboldt. THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that CHERI MCCORD be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent.

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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: NITA M WHITAKER, also known as NITA WHITAKER and NITA MARIE WHITAKER. A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by DANA LEWIS WHITAKER in the Superior Court of California, County of Humboldt. THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that DANA LEWIS WHITAKER be appointed as personal representa-

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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


25. Eager and then some 30. Shelter org. 35. Kind of: Suffix 36. Person in debt 37. Pretend to be 38. Classic Al Jolson hit 43. ____ mater 44. Soccer period 45. Tide rival 46. Prepare to drive 48. S, to Samuel Morse 50. Post-op destination 52. Au ____ (menu phrase) 53. Rare NBA event ... or


21. Uppity sort 22. Pirate’s realm 25. Try to strike 26. “____ Mio” 27. Jim in the 600-homer club 28. ____ Speedwagon 29. Big name in garden care 31. Cpl.’s superior 32. Not candid 33. Largest city in Africa 34. “Have ____” 39. Sigma’s follower 40. Pec pic, perhaps 41. They may be patched

1. “Lucky Jim” author Kingsley 5. Bob who won a Tony, Oscar and Emmy all in the same year 10. Dame Dench 14. Dance uninhibitedly 15. Mork’s language 16. Family ____ 17. Bart and Lisa’s bus driver 18. Flinch, e.g. 19. Range parts: Abbr. 20. Stops dead in one’s tracks 23. “____ questions?” 24. ‘Fore

1. The love of Juan’s life? 2. Detective played by Lorre 3. “That’s all there ____ it!” 4. Fired upon 5. Jackie Robinson’s number 6. Modern ice cream flavor 7. Game with trump cards 8. Potpourri holder 9. Stage direction 10. Leap 11. Golden rule word 12. Effort 13. Part of TGIF


something spotted in 20-, 25-, 38- and 48-Across 61. Swamp beast 62. Big name in kitchen foil 63. Fragrance 64. Common dog tag 65. Take effect 66. Seized vehicle 67. The yoke’s on them 68. Incites 69. Quantity in an Einstein equation

42. “In the year ____ Lord ...” 47. Dot on a die 48. Burr, notably 49. Brief weather phenomenon? 51. Necklace feature 53. General Mills offering 54. Took a ferry, say 55. Lady Gaga, for one 56. Septi- plus one 57. Empty space 58. Theory 59. Does some floor work 60. Cupid, to the Greeks 61. Corp. exec MEDIUM #1


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 May 10, 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 A. INGOLD BAR NUMBER 068537 P.O. BOX 715 GARBERVILLE, CA 95542 (707) 923-2455 APRIL 6, 2012 SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA COUNTY OF HUMBOLDT

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name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING Date: June 6, 2012 Time: 1:45 p.m. The address of the court is: Same as noted above, Dept. 8 Date: April 2, 2012 Filed: April 4, 2012 /s/ DALE A. REINHOLTSEN Judge of the Superior Court

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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 • North Coast Journal • Thursday, April 26, 2012



Employment continued from previous page. tive 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 May 3, 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: JAMES K. MORRISON (SB#30716) MORRISON & MORRISON 3005 G STREET EUREKA, CA 95501 (707) 443-8012 APRIL 5, 2012 SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA COUNTY OF HUMBOLDT 4/12, 4/19, 4/26/2012 (12-115)

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PRIVATE ROOM IN EAST EUREKA HOUSE. Private entrance Studio room with private bath and private kitchen (Stove/Refrig incl). All Utilities included, Cable is $25 extra. 350-400 sf. Washer/Dryer access. Absolutely no drugs. Credit/Criminal background check req’d. Walk to the Zoo and Sequoia Park. (707) 442-5105 (R-0510) CUTTEN 3BD/2BA. 1 car garage. Huge storage. Half block from Murphy’s Market. 2201 Fern St. $1,050/month, no dogs. 443-1913. (R-0426) EUREKA 3BD. Upstairs/DW, W/D Hookups, Garage. No Smoking, No Pets! 721 7th, $1,125/month. 441-9171 Ext. 2, Mary Anne. (R-0426)


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Dynamic international organization seeks to fill full-time, fully-benefitted position in Arcata The Director of Grants and Contracts will manage the Contract Administration department, preparing & negotiating contracts, writing & administering policy to ensure compliance with funder regulations & agreement terms, & assisting with proposal development.

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EHO. Hearing impaired: TDD Ph# 1-800-735-2922. Apply at Office: 2575 Alliance Rd. Arcata, 8am-12pm & 1-4pm, M-F (707) 822-4104 BY OWNER FRESHWATER AREA. 5.15 area, 2400 sq, ft., 3 bedroom, 3 bath, a solarium 12 x 16, woodstove, country kitchen, all appliances, stepdown living room, forced air, hardwood floors, 3 car garage, carport, RV pad, large barn/workshop, orchard, garden hen house, 425k. some financing (707) 445-4165 (R-0426) EUREKA ROOM FOR RENT. 314 E St., Apt. #23. Vacant Now. ALL UTILITIES PAID. Super affordable room puts you in the heart of Old Town! Located in a building with a locked entrance, shared laundry, kitchen and baths. OSRM . Cross St 3rd. MTM Rent $350. www., Rental hotline (707) 444-9197. (R-0426) EUREKA STUDIO APARTMENT. on 1 acre, jacuzzi tub, some utilities, laundry, no pets, no smoking, $800 month, 442-0952 (R-0503) WILLOW CREEK 2BD/2BA. On riverfront acreage, beautiful quiet setting. $950/month, (360) 352-2076. (R-0426) your ideal employee may be a Journal reader. 442-1400 VISA/ MC. Place your ad onlinle at www.

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Business Rentals NORTH ARCATA 2-ROOM OFFICE SPACE. $700/month plus deposit. 600 sf, including PG&E, 1 package space, small kitchen. (707) 822-7542. (BR-0503) DANCE STUDIO RENTAL. Humboldt Capoeira Academy offers rental space for the performing arts, beautiful 2800 sq. f.t dance space offers hardwood floors, wall-to wall windows, full length mirrors, and dressing rooms. Convenient location is visible from the plaza, and will help you to promote your classes. Check with us for rates and availability. Contact Sarara at (707) 498-6155, or sararacdo@hotmail. com. (BR-1227)

Real Estate EUREKA FLORIST & GIFT SHOP FOR SALE. $199,000.00, Custom built 2,500 square foot, two story building complete with a customer database and purchasing history for thousands of customers. Owners are willing to train. Don’t miss out on this great offer from Wells Commercial Real Estate. (707) 832-9121. Broker Number 01700566. (RE-0503) TERRY TRAILER. Need a new place to call home? Double pop out travel trailer for sale at Trinidad’s Midway RV park. Short walk to the beach, shopping, and bus stop. Makes a great studio for an artist, student, or retiree. Many extras, Beautiful redwood deck. Rent paid for the month of April. Move in today! Must be approved with the park. Asking only $12,000, Owner willing to carry! Call (707) 599-9418. (RE-0503)

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SUCCESSFUL BUSINESS FOR SALE. Many Hands Gallery, turn-key opportunity for enthusiastic entrepreneur., (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. $375,000. Call Gail Packard Realty, Owner/ Broker, (530) 629-4181. (RE-0531) 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) (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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ALL DISHWARE 1/2 PRICE! Upgrade your Table Settings, Serving Dishes & Glassware! April 24-28. Dream Quest Thrift Store in Willow Creek. Providing Opportunities for local youth. (BST-0426) 22ND ANNUAL PLANT SALE. At College of the Redwoods Greenhouse. Fri., April 27, Noon6 p.m. and Sat., April 28, 10 a.m.6 p.m. Information, 476-4361. (BST-0426) BUYING COIN COLLECTIONS. Big or Small. I will come to you. Private and Confidential. Call William (707) 845-7420 or email (BST-0621) • North Coast Journal • Thursday, April 26, 2012


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TAI CHI GARDENER. Maintaining balance in your yard. Well equipt. Maintenance + Projects 18 yrs experience. Call Orion 825-8074, (S-0426) HUMBOLDT HOUSE CLEANING. Licensed & Bonded #3860. Spring Cleaning Special! (707) 444-2001. (S-0712) ALLIANCE LAWN & GARDEN CARE. Affordable, Dependable, and Motivated Yard maintenance. We’ll take care of all your basic lawn and garden needs. Including hedging, trimming, mowing, and hauling. Call for estimates (707) 834-9155, (707) 825-1082. (S-0524) SEWING SERVICE. Stitch in Time repairs & alterations. Fri. and Sat. 11 a.m.- 5 p.m. 1038 11th street, Arcata. 707-496-3447 (S-1227)

A-1 STEAM CARPET CLEANING. Ask us about our $99.00 2 room special. Also now offering Green Guard 442-3229 ext 13 (S-1227) ARCATA CLEANING COMPANY. The non-toxic cleaning solution for your home or office. 707-8227819. (S-1227) CLARITY WINDOW CLEANING. Services available. Call Julie 8391518. (S-1227) DISORGANIZED? HIRE A PRO! Paper, clutter, kitchens, closets. A.D.D. specialist. Experienced, Affordable, Friendly. Claire Josefine 268-8585. (S-1227) WRITING CONSULTANT/EDITOR. Fiction, nonfiction, poetry. Dan Levinson, MA, MFA. 443-8373. (S-1227)

Music ROAD TRIX ENTERTAINMENT. Live Music. Private Parties, Bars, Gatherings of all Kinds. Bookings, Bradley Dean, 832-7419. (M-0510) MUSIC LESSONS. Piano, Guitar, Voice, Flute, etc. Piano tuning, Instrument repair. Digital multitrack recording. (707) 476-9239. (M-0524) PIANO LESSONS. Beginners, all ages. Experienced. Judith Louise 476-8919. (M-1227) SAXOPHONE/FLUTE LESSONS. All ages, beginner-advanced, jazz improvisation, technique. Susie Laraine: 441-1343. (M-1227) GUITAR/PIANO LESSONS. All ages, beginning and intermediate. Seabury Gould 444-8507. (M-1227)


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LIFETREE CAFE: JOIN THE CONVERSATION. Examine evidence of alien landings, consider various sides of the debate, and share your own perspective. Sun., April 29, 7 p.m. Lifetree Café, 76 13th St., Arcata. Free Admission. Questions, Contact Bob Dipert 672-2919, (C-0426)

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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) CERTIFIED IN MASSAGE THERAPY & FOOT REFLEXOLOGY. Reidun Olsson, (707) 822-7247. (MB-0510) FEELING STRESSED? ANXIOUS? DEPRESSED? OR JUST UNSURE? Maybe therapy can help. Let’s talk. I offer sliding scale psychotherapy in a safe, comfortable setting where you can confidentially unpack difficult feelings. 8 years experience, located in Eureka area. Sarah Goldberg, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, Lic #47032 (707) 205-9005, (MB-0426) HAWAIIAN LOMI LOMI MASSAGE. Rejuvenate and Activate your Body, Mind & Soul. Birgit Loehrer, (808) 936-5008. (MB0705) • NORTH COAST JOURNAL • THURSDAY, APRIL 26, 2012


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Clinical Hypnotherapist

Facilitating Self-Empowerment & Healing Sunnybrae Professional Building 801 Crescent Way, Suite #3 Arcata, Ca 95521 (707) 499-9207

CERTIFIED MASSAGE THERAPIST. Samantha Dudman-Miller, (707) 616-6031. (MB-0726) 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) JUPITERS LIGHT ASTROLOGY READING. The Sacred Geometry of Our Lives. Individual, Family & Relationship Readings. Shakati L. Walsh, MA Spiritual Psychology, MS Educational Counseling. 1-800-ASK-Keen ext: 02466043 first 3 minutes are Free (707) 616-3163, shakatiwalsk@yahoo. com (S-1227) 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)


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) 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) 3622821 (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) 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) 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,, or for more info. call (707) 826-1701, www. (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) 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 (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)

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GREAT VICTORIAN IN GOOD LOCATION! Built around 1900, this 4 bd/1 ba home has a refurbished kitchen with cherrywood cabinets and an oak floor. The home has a small sunroom, separate laundryroom, and a familyroom with a woodstove. Big corner lot, detached garage. mls#235343 $235,000

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3 bed, 2.5 bath, 2,400 sq ft great home on the 7th green of Baywood Golf Course, views & deck, one level, easy access, fireplace in formal living room, woodstove in comfortable family room

2 bed, 2 bath, 1,332 sq ft McKinleyville home that enjoys full southern exposure, open floor plan, large living room with natural light, sliding doors to deck, great yard with views of the sunsets


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OWN AN OCEAN VIEW PARCEL in the Sand Pointe Coastal Community with all utilities to the property. Enjoy all that nature has to offer in this professionally planned upscale community. Access to the nearby Hammond Trail offers miles of hiking, biking, beach combing, and whale watching. $215,000

Jessica Stretch

#01204126 Broker/ Associate 334 Main Street, Ferndale, CA. 95536 707-599-2982

1 bed 1 bath, cute craftsman near Henderson Center in Eureka, great for someone who wants to downsize, so close to shopping and parks, located on a corner lot with detached one car garage

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Pitt River Single Family Home

+/-160 acres off of Centerville Road. property boasts beautiful ocean views, open meadows, standing timber, a pond, year round springs, fruit trees, gardening sites, small rustic cabin and more.

$ 375,000

Looking for a prime space in Downtown Eureka? The landmark Gross Building at 5th and F Streets has commercial space and office suites available. This iconic building has been carefully and meticulously restored to its historical splendor. Modern updates include seismic rehabilitation, a new sprinkler system and complete handicap access {including restrooms and elevator}. Contact us for a private tour and view the Melvin Schuler Court Gallery in the upstairs outdoor mezzanine.

Gross Building 427 F St. Eureka (707)444-9056

New on the Market!

5 parcels near Blocksburg, +/-40, 80 & 160 acres. meadows, year round water (spring and/or creeks), Southern exposure and good access.

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Ferndale Land/Property

699,000 +/-160 acres off of Centerville Road. property boasts beautiful ocean views, open meadows, standing timber, a pond, year round springs, fruit trees, gardening sites, small rustic cabin and more.

$ 699,000

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

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