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Jealous or Puzzled? Editor: Two things occur to the relic as she puzzles over the alleged merit of so many of the Flash Fiction submissions (“Fiction in a Flash,” April 26). Probably she is just jealous, resentfully self-flagellating for not having been disciplined or focused enough to submit an entry of her own stellar nonsense. Or maybe she simply needs to cook up something from Chef Sicard’s new marijuana cookbook, to see if upon reconsideration any of the flashes make any more sense the second time around. Then she realizes, what does she know about writing, anyway? Catherine Barnes, Eureka

Ersatz Democrats? Editor: I want to thank Ryan Burns for his article (“Dem Schism,” April 26) about the battle over seats in the Humboldt County Democratic Central Committee. It is important that voters are aware of what is at stake in an election that often attracts little inter-

est. I feel, however, that the article missed some of the significance of this division. The four candidates seeking to defeat the incumbents are part of a long-planned effort to take over the leadership of the local Democratic Party. Looking at what those individuals have said, how they have voted in public office and who they have supported in past elections, it is clear that they do not represent Democratic principles. One has long been a darling of the local Republican party, and only recently switched, putting a “D” after her name probably with an opportunistic eye to winning higher office in the party that carries more votes in this county. They are trying to appeal to Democrats by using the mantra of “jobs” just as national Republicans are. What they mean is a few short-term construction jobs on developments that will contribute to urban sprawl, undercut existing businesses and inflate profits for their economic backers. True Democratic principles support sustainable jobs, responsible land use planning and long-range environmental protection. But there is more to consider here than philosophical differences. The incumbents have for years been the worker bees of the local party — registering voters, doing mailings, staffing the headquarters, running campaigns and doing all the unglamorous nitty gritty work of putting together fundraisers. Three of the four insurgents

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Editor: As a longtime member of the Humboldt County Democratic Central Committee (HCDCC), I feel it is imperative that the voters in the 2nd Supervisorial District know that HCDCC did not endorse Estelle Fennel, the Democratic candidate running for that seat against incumbent Clif Clendenen, after she sought our endorsement. It takes 60 percent of the attending voting members of HCDCC for an endorsement continued on page 7 • North Coast Journal • Thursday, May 3, 2012


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continued from page 5 and Ms. Fennell’s requested endorsement did not get those numbers. Why did we not endorse her? Many of our members voiced concerns about her work for the last 2.5 years as the executive director of HumCPR (Humboldt Coalition for Property Rights — “Protecting Your Rural Lifestyle”) and the stand that it supports concerning our County’s General Plan Update, a stand that many members of our organization do not agree with. Concerns were also raised for where Ms. Fennell’s campaign funds are coming from. By simply following the money and looking at her contributions reported, Ms. Fennell has received campaign contributions from the same local companies and individuals who are also funding the campaigns of Rex Bohn and Karen Brooks. In accepting their donations, she has aligned herself with their political wants and desires. Most of these donations come from outside the 2nd Supervisorial District, a district which she says will always come first with her. Yet her campaign funds indicate otherwise. I urge all 2nd District voters to look at the facts before you cast your vote. Chris Beresford, Bayside

Voting Fail #2 Editor: Kaitlin Sopoci-Belknap raises some very troubling concerns in her letter “Voting Fail” (Mailbox, April 26), about congressional candidate Stacey Lawson’s abysmal lack of a voting record. For this young multimillionaire, who now aspires to be our next elected representative to Congress, to have

Unearth What we call poor must be more than a little red silt collected in the lungs, a harder kind of breathing. The men in the mines listen. Their questions, the private ones they keep buried deeper than the shafts they sweat or shiver in, are answered only by their own voices, echoing back at them, the nervous laugh at a blue remark, reverberating through tunnels. Instead of a bird and it’s yellow singing, captive and sad in lamp-lit darkness, someone has brought his dog, a dirty white muzzle lying mostly in sleep. When the mutt sits up, barks at the flickering of shadows on stone walls, hacked and jagged, it’s not annoyance the men

only voted in four of the last 12 elections (on top of her having zero experience as an elected official, which is very reminiscent of Meg Whitman, another multimillionaire who aspired to be elected with no experience and an embarrassing lack of a personal voting record), should be most troubling to anyone considering casting a vote for Ms. Lawson. But it’s even worse than that. What Kaitlin failed to point out is that while Stacey couldn’t be bothered to vote in 2008, an election which included an opportunity for her to vote against Proposition 8, which outlawed marriage equality in this state, she did bother to donate $10,000 to multiple candidates in the same election cycle! So Stacey apparently feels that her money can buy votes, even when she can’t be bothered to vote herself. None of this is very promising for a would-be Congress member who we would hope will study the issues and vote for us every time. I am also concerned, as I was with Meg Whitman, about Ms. Lawson’s efforts now to try to buy your vote and mine with her heavy media blitz, which has only just begun. I’ve studied the candidates and done a reasonable analysis of the race. The candidate of the status quo is clearly Jared Huffman, and he will undoubtedly make it into the runoff in November, so the competition in this “open primary” is for second place. Of the “alternative to the status quo” candidates, I feel the most qualified is third-term [Marin] County Supervisor Susan Adams. Of the major contenders she is also the candidate with the closest ties to the North Coast and the one who I feel would best represent Humboldt County in Congress. I hope you’ll join me casting your vote on June 5 to make Adams the second name on the November ballot. Pam Cahill, Bayside

Please join me Thursday, May 10th from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. for a “Meet and Greet” Fundraiser and Silent Auction in the Colonnade Room of the historic Eureka Inn. Admission to the event is $20. Appetizers and beverages provided. Annette De Modena For 1st District Supervisor ID# 1338830 PO Box 6980 • Eureka, CA 95502 :: 336 Grotto Street • Eureka, CA 95501 Ph: 707.476.0531 :: Fax: 707.476.0541 ::

feel, but relief. They pause to gawk at the yellow teeth, to stare into the well of open mouth, to mutter, to close their eyes and watch their women. They remember the breasts beneath the blouses, hands washing fine baby hair, cradling a soft skull, fingers dipping dishes into water, pulling shreds of meat from bones, peeling skin from fruit so much sweeter in absence, palms warming to cheek, chest, ridge of hipbone, all that touching. When the dog, the last huff and grumble of the dog, goes dormant, the men turn back into their back-breaking work. One man hands a tool to another. The only human sounds breaching the damp air, ringing above the clanking and wheeling, are words. Is this what you wanted? — Kimberley Pittman-Schulz • North Coast Journal • Thursday, May 3, 2012


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Super Pay

For super work, say the county’s five supervisors By Heidi Walters


very now and again, what our Board of Supervisors members are paid comes into question — because they’re public officials; because the pay (up to $82,000) is more than decent compared, say, to the median household wage in Humboldt County which hovers around $35,000 to $40,000. In 2010, the Humboldt County Grand Jury recommended the board reduce its members’ salaries in 2011, based on a comparison with neighboring counties. The county dismissed the Grand Jury’s report, citing factual errors and invalid comparisons. Nevertheless, that same year, though the board approved pay raises for its members, a couple members objected and most ended up not taking them. Last November, again, board members decided not to take raises for the next two years. This being an election year with seven candidates vying for three seats, we’re revisiting the supervisors’ pay. Using figures from the state controller’s database for 2010 — the latest available — we compared Humboldt supervisor pay with that of supervisors in counties whose population is within 50,000 of Humboldt’s 133,400,

and determined pay per capita. (See chart.) In that grouping, Humboldt supervisors come out as the third highest paid per capita, with Napa’s supervisors making the next highest and Mendocino’s the highest. It’s worth noting, perhaps, that only two counties hired assistants for their supervisors — El Dorado and Madera both have six. And only some counties’ supervisors contributed to their pensions: Kings ($4,439), Madera ($5,924), Napa ($3,164), and Sutter ($2,297). So what do our supervisors say about all of this? They manage a budget of around $300,000 million. They make between roughly $69,500 and $82,500. Are they paid too little? Too much? All five supervisors said they think their pay is fair. They all said they put in up to 70 hours per week performing supervisorrelated duties. They each serve on at least 14 other committees, including some at the state level. Some have declined raises in years past. Last November, all of the board members decided not to take pay raises for the next two years, citing solidarity with the bad economic times all around. They each get a little defensive, and

What They Make In this chart we compared Humboldt County supervisor salaries to those of supervisors in counties whose population is within 50,000, more or less, of Humboldt’s. We averaged the five members’ salaries in each for “typical compensation.” Then we calculated the per-capita pay. COUNTY





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proud, when asked about their pay and what they do to earn it. “Yes, I get a decent salary, and yes, we need to be accountable to the public,” said 1st District Supervisor Jimmy Smith, who has served three terms and is retiring this year. “I think it’s equally important that the public know we respect those dollars.” Don’t compare him to some part-time supervisor like some counties employ, he said. “Compare me to the consultant who does the engineering for the drainage system,” he said. Smith said he has spent days with that consultant, and weekends on his own, out examining ditches. He gets up at 5 a.m. to dive into supervisor business. Goes to bed at 10 p.m. Smith makes $74,000, has taken two 10-percent salary cuts and has turned down five years-worth of 3-percent annual raises. He gets 5 percent longevity pay — the first year he got it, he paid it back to the county by check. Subsequent years, he’s used it

for expenses — supervisors don’t have an expense account like they did more than a decade ago, he said. “Right now I have on my desk 10 invitations to go places, and I pay all the way,” he said. “For example, the League of Women Voters lunch is $65. I pay. I also pay a selfimposed assessment to the fire districts of Loleta, Ferndale, Honeydew and Petrolia each year — $150 to $200 each.” Second District Supervisor Clif Clendenen, who makes $72,900 and has been on the board since 2009, likewise said he probably pays a few thousand out of pocket for expenses he incurs in the line of supervisor duty. He, like Smith, has declined recent raises. Clendenen said it’s tough to compare his sprawling district — which includes Shelter Cove — to that of an urban supervisor’s elsewhere. Third District Supervisor Mark Lovelace, who came on in 2008, takes home about

$69,000. He, too, has rejected raises. But he thinks the workload justifies the pay he does get. “It doesn’t even begin to cover all of the meals, dinners and events that we all go to that are kind of part of the job, kind of an obligation, but not covered out of county expenses — thousands and thousands of dollars go into just being where you need to be for this job,” he said. “If I was working an hourly wage, with time and a half and double time, my salary would probably break down to $17 an hour. Because I work basically every waking hour.” In keeping with the three-year stepped pay increases an earlier board negotiated (but which many have declined), the base pay for a supervisor had already reached about $80,000 by the time 4th District Supervisor Virginia Bass and 5th District Supervisor Ryan Sundberg came on the board almost a year and a half ago. So they make more: Bass about $82,000 and Sundberg $81,000. Bass said she made a roughly $10,000 contribution back to the county recently. She said that, after years in the restaurant business “working obscene hours” for less pay, it’s nice to be better compensated. And the hours are still long, she said — not like when her dad, O.H. Bass, was supervisor in the 1970s, and he could go to work at 6:30 a.m. and cut meat all morning, report for supervisor duties in the middle of the day, then return to his regular work that afternoon. It’s full-time work now. Aside from the assorted other duties, the board meetings themselves are timeintensive. “I go in, get my board packet, take it to the gym and exercise on the elliptical with the highlighter in my hand.” If the public wants to cut supervisor

pay, she’d consider it. But in that case, she said, “the community needs to decide what it does not want the supervisors to do.” Sundberg said he took a $2,000-amonth pay cut when he closed his insurance practice and left his position on the Trinidad Rancheria Tribal Council to become a supervisor. “I’m basically the city council for all the 5th District except for little Trinidad,” he said. “So every pothole, dog barking, neighbors loud, building issue — all those little things that come up are all mine. In larger areas, the city councils take care of things.” But he said he didn’t think he’d be negotiating for a raise anytime soon. So how did the salaries get to their current level? According to documents provided by county staff, before 1999, the board members’ salary was a set percentage of what superior court judges make. Then a law that tied board salaries to judges’ salaries changed, and in July 1999 the board passed an ordinance to begin setting its members’ own salaries. Salaries rose from $46,563 that year to $60,688 in 2002, plus a bonus week of pay each July. Like other county employees, they started getting longevity pay — which today is 5 percent after 10 years and 10 percent after 20. In April 2005 their salaries jumped to $71,755; in 2006 to $73,922; and in 2007 to $74,661. But they lost the bonus week of pay. In 2008, the board voted 3-2 to amend the ordinance setting its salary yet again, with 3-percent raises for the next three years, bringing the supervisor salary to $81,584 by June 2010. But even the supervisors who voted for the raise declined to take it. l • North Coast Journal • Thursday, May 3, 2012


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Polling Shenanigans PART 1: Late last month, Claire Josefine got a phone call from an anonymous pollster. The woman asked Josefine to rank a list of issues (education, the environment, jobs, etc.) from most to least important and then asked who she intends to vote for in the 1st Supervisorial District, where Josefine lives. Recalling the phone conversation earlier this week, Josefine said she told the woman that she’ll be voting for Cheryl Seidner. Asked if she had a second choice Josefine said, “No,” and the woman, sounding enthused, responded, “OK, great! Can I tell Cheryl?” Josefine recalled. “I thought that was weird,” Josefine said. The pollster also reportedly asked if Josefine would like a Seidner lawn sign, which also seemed odd because Josefine has been volunteering for the Seidner campaign and she’d heard nothing about phone polls. After hanging up with the pollster, Josefine called a campaign orga-

nizer who confirmed that, sure enough, nobody with the Seidner campaign was conducting any polling. Over the next few weeks, the Seidner campaign received a number of calls from confused 1st District residents saying that they, too, had received polling calls. Former State Assemblymember Patty Berg — who lives in the 1st — was called twice, and the script, as recalled to the Journal, was nearly identical. “He asked if I’d be willing to put up a yard sign,” Berg remembered. “I said, ‘I already have two.’ He asked if I’d be willing to assist her [Seidner]. I said, ‘I already am.’” Just who is conducting the poll? Good question. The other two candidates in the race — Rex Bohn and Annette de Modina — say they know nothing about it. Anyone else out there gotten one of these calls? Let us know. PART 2: The few internal campaign polls released in the 2nd District U.S. Congressional race all have one thing in common: Jared Huffman is in the lead. … A much-cited poll from March was leaked by Huffman’s

own campaign earlier this month, showing the state assemblyman ahead with 24 percent of likely voters saying they plan to vote for him on June 5. Entrepreneur Stacey Lawson was next with 9 percent, followed by activist/media critic Norman Solomon with 7 percent and three candidates (Marin County Supervisor Susan Adams and Bay Area Republicans Dan Roberts and Michael Haliwell) tied for fourth with 5 percent. … Thirty-five percent of respondents remained undecided. Compare that with a poll released by Norman Solomon‘s campaign yesterday: “Huffman currently leads with 18 percent, followed by Solomon with 10 percent, then … Adams (8 percent), and Lawson in fourth place (5 percent). The remaining candidates, including both Republicans, all receive 3 percent or less.” Like Huffman’s poll, the findings were based on 500 phone interviews with a random sample of likely 2012 primary election voters. Now let’s look at a poll released by Earth First! organizer and Humboldt County resident Andy Caffrey: Again, Huffman is on top with 23

percent, but below that things get weird. For one thing, Caffrey’s poll places him in a close fourth place, with 8 percent support. Both of the other polls give him less than 3 percent. Straining credulity even further is where he puts mega-fundraising contender Stacey Lawson: 1 percent — and nowhere in the last seven months has she surpassed 2 percent, according to Caffrey’s poll. We contacted Caffrey to ask about the methodology of his poll. He responded via email that he hires a consulting firm in Illinois called Triumph Political, and that Triumph contracts out the actual polling to a third-party company. “I do not know anything about that firm and have no contact with it,” Caffrey said. A brief Google search returned no results for an Illinois firm called Triumph Political. … UPDATE: On Monday, Caffrey posted a comment on his campaign Facebook page, saying that Triumph Political has changed its name to TPB Consulting. He still didn’t know who’s conducting his polls. ● • NORTH COAST JOURNAL • THURSDAY, MAY 3, 2012


A Place in the Woods

As park closure deadline nears, a scramble to save what we can THE AUBUCHON FAMILY SWIMMING AT GRIZZLY CREEK, JULY 1945. PHOTO COURTESY OF RON AUBUCHON


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t was overcast that August morning, we’re just dying to know what you’re doing. like that and cool enough for a campfire. TheWe keep hearing this beeping, and we see one a few Augusts ago, full of familiar resa Aubuchon sat by the fire reading you get up and lift this lid, then add some routine and random wonders, might not a book. coals …” happen again at Grizzly Creek Redwoods Like a lot of Fortuna families, the They looked at Aubuchon expectantly. State Park — nor at Benbow Lake State Aubuchons treated this campground like an She lifted the lid, looked in, and removed Recreation Area nor dozens of other state outdoor home away from home for a couple the pot from the fire. She counted the cinparks in California which, this summer, of weeks each summer. On this midweek namon rolls inside, then counted the women could close indefinitely. The Department of morning, the rest of her family had gone to again, then glanced through the trees at Parks and Recreation announced last year it town — to work or get supplies, check the the four men hanging back, looking wary would have to shut down 70 of its 278 state mail, do some laundry, maybe pay some bills. but hopeful. She had just enough to feed parks by July 1, 2012, everybody. Later in the day when they returned and the because there is afternoon sun had warmed the river, no more money they’d all go for a swim in that sweet to run them. The spot in the Van Duzen where Grizzly closures were anCreek pours in. nounced after the A beeping erupted next to AubuLegislature cut $11 chon. She turned off the timer, got up, million in general grabbed a long tool and lifted the lid fund support for off the Dutch oven propped in the fire. the parks system She peered inside: a long ways to go from last year’s yet. She put the lid back, replaced the budget and cooled coals nestled on it with hot ones, set the timer for another eight minutes, and returned to her book. She repeated these motions often, each time sinking again into her book, until a half hour had BUCHON URTESY OF RON AU passed. MILY, 1942 PHOTO CO THE JOHNSON FA Beep-beep-beepbeep. Surely, now, they would be done. She stood up again and then stopped, staring across the campfire at the road that flanked her campsite. Four women stood there, alert as raccoons, watching her. “Well,” said one THERESA AUBUCHON MAKING of them, “we’re A GRIZZLY CREEK CAMPOUT: THE AUBUCHON, NEEDHAM AND SUSMILCH COBBLER IN A DUTCH OVEN. two sites away and PHOTO COURTESY OF RON AUBUCHON FAMILIES. PHOTO COURTESY OF RON AUBUCHON


threatened to increase the reduction to $22 million in the 2012-2013 budget. Since then, private, public and nonprofit entities have temporarily rescued 11 of the parks from closure by donating money or offering to run the parks themselves. The National Park Service, for instance, will run Del Norte Coast Redwoods and two other state parks for a year, said Roy Stearns, state parks deputy director. Negotiations are under way with potential saviors to keep another 24 parks open — including Grizzly Creek, Benbow and, not far south in Mendocino County, Standish-Hickey. In addition, the state has solicited requests for proposals from concessionaires to run 11 of those parks. Meanwhile, efforts to halt the closures or make it easier for non-state operators have been ongoing by nonprofits such as the California State Parks Foundation, which fundraises and advocates for state parks. The foundation started a Save Our State Parks Campaign, has met with every state legislator, and has co-sponsored several bills — including Jared Huffman’s recently approved AB42, which allows nonprofits to enter into agreements to run state parks. Foundation spokesperson Alexis Stoxen said a new Huffman bill directs the Department of Parks and Recreation to find new ways to fund parks and make them more selfsufficient — by collecting entry fees instead of just parking fees, for instance, or starting a license plate fund. (Currently, the majority of the park system’s funding comes from the general fund.) But the clock is ticking. Will deals happen in time to ward of closures this summer? What is to become of Humboldt’s doomed three — Grizzly, Benbow and Fort Humboldt State Historic Park?



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Ping!Pongpongpongpongpongpong. The bird called from somewhere high. Then came the uh-uh-uh-uh-uh of a woodpecker knocking on a snag. A car pulled into a moss-covered space in the parking lot next to the only other car there. Its middle-aged occupants got out, stretched, locked the doors and wandered up the trail with their dogs, the skunky eau d’Humboldt wafting off their clothing. They walked past the quaint, cabin-like visitor center. It was shuttered for the day, as was the fee booth at the entrance, and there was no ranger in sight. But a self-pay notice on one wall of the visitor center encouraged visitors to grab a small envelope from the box nearby, put their camping or day-use fee in, and deposit it in the slot. The campground host’s RV space likewise was empty, save for a forlorn white plastic chair. Only one of the 32 campsites had an occupant in it, but then it was April, not the height of camping season. Over where the ranger, on summer nights, would deliver campfire talks, catastrophe had recently struck — a redwood, felled by wind, had landed on the amphitheater and busted several benches. Somebody had been sawing the tree into firewood and stacking it neatly to the side. Tall trees, some with blooming trillium at their feet, filtered the cloud-thinned sunlight. The Van Duzen was a cold roar of muddy jade brightened by white riffles, and Grizzly Creek chattered loudly in from the side, full and willow-tugging swift. In some ways, the dappled emptiness seemed just another pre-busy-season Saturday in early April, the quiet prelude before the regulars — the Aubuchons and other families continued on next page

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who’ve come here for decades — show up to mingle with folks from around the world. But it also felt like a premonition of abandonment. Grizzly, 17 miles east of Fortuna on Highway 36, is just 430 acres. It consists of three parcels, including the original patch of woods donated in 1943 by Owen Cheatham, the founder of Georgia Pacific Corp. (yes, the timber products company). A grove of old growth redwoods named after Cheatham was acquired in 1983 with help from the Save the Redwoods League. The park’s 4.5 miles of trail wend through a virgin redwood grove where part of Return of the Jedi was filmed and through leafy woods of tanoak and maple. Near the river and campsites there’s a horsehoe pit, exhibits, picnic tables and the visitor center. And there’s the river for swimming in the summer when the water has slowed and warmed. The campground is open year-round, and the day use area is open sunrise to sunset. On average, the park draws more than 27,000 visitors a year. Normally the state assigns a full-time maintenance person to the park and a full-time ranger, plus three seasonal employees for 4½ months in the summer. Because of the impending closure, the ranger was reassigned to Humboldt Redwoods State Park farther south on Highway 101, said Michelle Gardner, interim director of the state’s North Coast Redwoods District and superintendent of the Eel River sector. The seasonals will have to find work elsewhere. Only the maintenance worker has been kept on, for now; he’ll be able to transfer to another position in the system if the park does close. So, who would take on this remote little park by the river, where redwoods mingle with Doug fir and madrone, mossy-trunked tanoak and big-leaf maple, where trillium opens its three-petaled pale face to the world each spring, where big cats roam and woodpeckers rattle on dead wood, where countless people from near and far have whiled away the summer weeks in a neighborly outdoor fashion? Well, Humboldt County might. Last week, the county sent a proposal to California State Parks headquarters in Sacramento to keep the park open from May 16, 2012, to May 15, 2013, using a combination of county staff, state staff and volunteers. In addition, the nonprofit Save the Redwoods League has tentatively committed to giving the county up to $60,000 for Grizzly Creek — with the caveat that some of that money be used to develop a long-term strategy to fund and maintain it into the future. “We could run Grizzly pretty cost-

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ABOVE Swain’s Flat, where locals and campers like to buy their goods and grub. RIGHT STORE ATTENDANT Tim Garvey. Photos by Ken Malcomson

effectively,” Hank Seemann, the county environmental services manager, said recently by phone. “However, campgrounds don’t generally pay for themselves.” Seemann said that, based on past Grizzly revenues, the campground might bring in between $55,000 to $65,000 a year. He figures the county would need $95,000 to run the entire park. “That includes labor, garbage disposal, electricity, the phone bill, propane for the campground host.” The League money would fill the gap between revenues and costs. Under the proposal, the county’s resident caretaker at Van Duzen County Park, only six miles west of Grizzly Creek state park on Highway 36, would coordinate operations, and sheriff’s deputies would take care of law enforcement. The county would provide money to the state to retain the current Grizzly Creek park maintenance worker full time from mid-May through the end of September and part time for the rest of the year. The state would maintain the water system. And the county would invite back the camp host, a volunteer. County staff and volunteers would run the visitor center. The campground, which is open yearround now, might only be open in the summer, under the proposal. And the county would opt out of the online Reserve America system; instead, sites would be available on a first-come, first-served basis, which Seemann said might cause a drop in

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out-of-area campers. But the camping fee would only be $25 — a drop from the state’s $35 fee. Seemann said the county hopes the lower rate will encourage more local campers. The day use area would remain open year-round, with a $5 entrance fee. The proposal also suggests setting up a fund-raising account with the Humboldt Area Foundation as part of the strategy to make the park self-sufficient so it can stay open beyond the next 12 months. If the state likes the proposal, the parties will develop an operating agreement. Seemann aims to present that agreement to the Board of Supervisors at its May 8 meeting. Other, richer counties have recently rescued several state parks from closure, including Sonoma County, according to Seemann. Not-so-flush Humboldt is glad it could pick up even one. But parks are important, Seemann said, places where people can have “transformative, life-changing experiences.” “So it’s kind of a blow to the gut to lose that,” he said. If for some reason the deal breaks, Grizzly will be mothballed, said Gardner: Equipment, tools and everything from inside the visitor center hauled to storage; windows boarded up; gates locked. Either way, the campground closes at least temporarily this week.

John Porter, co-owner of the Benbow Inn hotel, golf course and RV resort, slowed the rattling golf cart to a halt at the top of a rise, got out, and stood gazing at the scene spread before him. The east branch of the South Fork Eel River snaked under the Highway 101 bridge to meet the south fork, flowing past the Tudor-style inn and the grassy tree-dotted state park’s day use area. A stand of forest on the other side concealed the state park campground and its 75 campsites. Porter pointed straight down at two concrete dam ramparts where, for decades, a seasonal dam has been installed in the summer and taken out again in the fall. Nine Benbow brothers and sisters bought the land here in 1922, and in 1926, they built the inn. They built the dam in 1928 for power and a recreational lake, and built the rest of the resort later. The Roosevelts once tootled through here, and Herbert Hoover, and famous heartthrobs and lovelies such as Spencer Tracy, Nelson Eddy and Joan Fontaine were drawn to this remote riverside nook in the redwoods. In the 1950s, the Benbows began shuffling much of the land to the state to protect — and the Benbow Lake State Recreation Area was born. It grew to 1,200 acres, flanking the 50-acre private inn property. In 1994, Porter continued on page 16

ABOVE Grizzly Creek Redwoods State Park’s visitor center is open occasionally these days, and will stay open with limited hours if the county manages the park. LEFT Camp site at Grizzly Creek Redwoods State Park. Photos by Ken Malcomson • North Coast Journal • Thursday, May 3, 2012


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and his wife, Teresa, and another couple bought the inn. They bought the golf course and RV resort in 2004. And the lake was always a draw for their guests. In recent years, however, there’s been no lake. The state can’t afford the dam’s upkeep and, besides, conservationists worry it is hurting salmon. There’s talk of removing the structure permanently and restoring the river. Porter shrugged. His guests have gotten used to the lake’s absence, he said, and seem happy to frolic in the river or swim in his pool by the golf course. He’s also not too concerned that the campground might close indefinitely. Even before they heard that the state had included Benbow on the closure list, he said, he and his partners

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simple for us to run — it’s a matter of mowing the lawn and keeping it maintained. We have a golf course, so we have mowers, staff, PVC pipe. We have the ability to jump in and take that over.” The campground would be trickier: It’s farther away, and it involves nighttime duties. But he’d consider running that, too, he said he told Gardner. “I said we were willing to take the risk of income versus expenses, and if we made a profit we’d keep it and if we lost money we’d absorb it.” But a park can’t be run for profit. Under state rules, there are three ways to rescue a state park from closure. Someone can donate the money to allow the state to keep operating it. A nonprofit can put in a proposal to run it. Or a business or concesJohn Porter, co-owner of the Benbow Inn, offered to run the Benbow sionaire can respond Lake State Recreation Area (BELOW). A to the state’s request friendly innkeeper who waves and for proposal (RFP) chats with employees and guests, to run it — with the Porter grows terse when he talks understanding that if about dealing with the state. the private operator makes a profit from fees or sales, the money has to be reinvested in the park. Nonprofit and private would-be operators must submit bids to run a park. “The department determines which one is the best for the park,” Gardner said. In February, Porter went to a seminar for prospective park operators in Fort Bragg. In March, he said, Gardner

were planning to open some of their 112 RV sites to tent camping this summer, charging the same price the state charges at its campgrounds, $35 a night. A consultant had suggested that as a way to make up for the loss in RV and golf tourists, whose numbers have dropped off lately. Porter is miffed, however, about the pending closure of the day use area — his guests like to amble and picnic there. He could run it, if only the state would let him. “When I heard last year that the state park was going to close, the first thing I did was contact the local superintendent — Michelle Gardner — and said, how can we help, what can we do?” Porter recalled. “I said, the day use area would be pretty

told him the state had found money to run the Benbow day use area, but it needed help with the utilities: Would he donate the money? “The email kind of irritated me,” Porter said. He wrote back: “Tell you what: You pay for the utilities and I’ll run the park. I already have the staff and equipment for it.” Nevertheless, Porter asked to see copies of past utility bills. He also contacted Benbow Water Co. to see if it would be willing to donate water — likely the costliest utility — to the park and was waiting for a response. But he has not filled out that 132page RFP that Gardner emailed him a couple weeks ago. “To be honest with you, I didn’t even open it up,” Porter said. “I think the wind has been taken out of my sails. This is not something we need to do. It’s something we thought we could do to help out. But they just seem to make it more difficult. I don’t blame Michelle Gardner. But to me, this just epitomizes to me the bureaucracy of the state — no wonder the state’s in such a financial position.” Gardner sounds equally frustrated. She’d love to just let Porter run the park. “But Sacramento said we can’t go ahead without doing bidding.” If no deal is struck, with Porter or anyone else, the campground and possibly the day use area, which draw together an average of 35,890 people a year, will close. There is one bright spot: Justin Crellin, general manager of the nonprofit Mateel Community Center in Redway, said his organization has signed an agreement with the state to operate the Benbow campground and day use area over two weekends this summer: during the Mateel’s Summer Arts and Music Festival June 2 and 3 and during Reggae on the River July 21 and 22. Gardner continued on page 18

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ABOVE TWO OLD-TIME LOGGING LOCOMOTIVES INHABIT THIS DISPLAY. LEFT Logging history displays at Fort Humboldt. Photos by Heidi Walters

said the Mateel is paying state employees time-and-a-half to keep the campground open and maintain the day use area for the public on those two weekends: $30,000 for the Summer Arts weekend alone. The Mateel also is handling all reservations for those weekends.

Fort Humboldt State Historic Park

This is a strange and empty space. A flat, grassy bluff on the south end of Eureka, overlooking the Bayshore Mall and Humboldt Bay, that yields scant clues about the richness of its past. Traffic sounds drift up from Highway 101, at the base of the bluff, underscoring the loaded silence. Oh, there are some signs: tiny rectangular ones staked into the lawn that you have to crouch down to read, that tell of the time between 1853 and 1865 when this was Fort Humboldt: Here is where the assistant surgeon’s wife lived and wrote colorful letters home. Here is where hunter Seth Kinman fed soldiers elk and adventure tales and played wild music for them on his mule-skull fiddle. Here is where soldiers heading into the hinterlands could stock up on supplies — and where a young Ulysses S. Grant famously malingered for about a year before slumping off to his wife’s family farm in 1854.

And there’s the huge old white hospital, of course, the only building left of the 14 built during the fort’s time. It was a museum most recently, but was closed after the 2010 earthquake toppled its chimney through the roof. Nearby stands a replica of the surgeon’s quarters, a two-story white house, but it too is closed, its uncovered windows revealing a jumbled mess of haphazard furniture and cleaning supplies. There’s so much more of this land’s story yet to be told: How soldiers and their wives mingled with traders, children played, and local tribes people — brought to the fort for their own “protection” during that violent time when gold-rushers and settlers flooded in — settled uneasily into limbo before being shifted to other places. How, when the fort was abandoned, townspeople rushed in to tear off pieces of the buildings for souvenirs — Grant, after leading the Union to victory in the Civil War,


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fired into the strikers. Across the grassy expanse from the fort site lie, frankly, bigger tourist draws: the visitor center and an outdoor logging history display. But everything is about to change out here — and it isn’t what you’re thinking. First, Fort Humboldt isn’t completely closing. Starting July 1, it will be closed on weekends — gates and bathrooms locked. But it has to stay open on the weekdays because the district office is here, out of which 20 people handle various functions for the 22 parks in the district from Laytonville to the Oregon border. So on weekdays, the gates will be open and the public able to drive in and enjoy the park. School tours and events will still take place. Gardner said the district will have to borrow already stretched-thin staff

from other parks to clean the bathrooms, mow the lawn and do other maintenance. Second, and ironically, there is going to be much more to see. Four years ago, the district received $200,000 in bonds to revamp the fort-related exhibits and construct an ADA-approved path around the entire facility. That work is culminating this summer: The path has been built, and soon new interpretive displays will sprout throughout the park, said Susan Doniger, the district’s interpretive coordinator. “We’re sort of flushing out stories that haven’t been told,” she said. “It’s really exciting. Kids will really identify with the families who were living on the fort. There were laundresses and people building boats and wagons, and farmers hired to supply the fort. I think of Fort Humboldt as the Home Depot of its time. There was a constant play between Eureka and the fort. The fort played this economic role that spurred history. And it had the more difficult role of trying to mediate between tribes and the settlers.” The bond money also allowed the district to refurbish the surgeon’s house, where staff is busy installing recently acquired period pieces: a bear-hide rocker, a roll-top desk, surgical instruments and a homeopathic kit that contains a tincture of marijuana. Third, and most controversially, the

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In 2009, when then-Gov. Arnold

down 223 state parks, everybody freaked out. Those parks are our heritage! Repositories of our history, our culture, our natural state. Our last green, wild hope — or at least our best close-by escape from the doldrums of the office and the hard, urban streets. Skeptical folks said it was a political ploy to scare Californians into really thinking about, and acknowledging, the serious, deepdebt doo doo our state was in and summon the will to do something about it. And the threat slunk away. Now it’s back, reduced but still troubling. What does the closure of 70 state parks — or 60 or 50 or, really, any — say about us as Californians? What did we do wrong? How did we get so broke, and broken, that we now have to close state parks? “We’re a very complicated state,” Dan Walters, a political columnist for the Sacramento Bee, said over the phone recently. Walters (no relation to me), like U.S. Grant, in his youth did a term in Eureka — on occasion taking his young children camping at Benbow Lake — before heading for more fruitful ground. “We try to do too many different things with our dollars and we end up not doing any of them well.” Until we figure out how to wrangle our diverse priorities into a short list to focus on — and change the tax structure, Walters adds — the only thing to do is what’s already happening: cuts and more cuts. “The underlying thing is, over the years, voters and legislators collectively have committed California to spending more money than the revenue system can produce — even when the economy is doing well,” Walters said. “In round numbers, the general fund has a $100 billion budget, and revenues are a little over $80 billion. So something has to give.” And every state sector is giving — except prisons and pensions, notes Walters — including, now, our parks. So what happens to these shuttered


district plans to eventually dismantle the displays of 19th and 20th century logging equipment spread across an area shaded by enormous pines. The idea has flustered members of the Timber Heritage Association, who want to develop a big timber heritage museum out on Samoa. The association’s treasurer, Mike Kellogg, said the state has not been forthcoming with details, which has fueled their fears. He said some members heard rumors that the district planned to send everything up to Del Norte County or down to the state’s railroad museum in Sacramento — including the Falk Locomotive, which according to its donation deed must be displayed locally. “They don’t talk to us,” Kellogg said. “And we don’t know why they’re sending the stuff out of the area, instead of donating it to a group that’s talking about creating a timber heritage museum right here.” Gardner said the district hasn’t decided yet what to do with the displays. Some items probably will go to a state park in Del Norte County — first into storage, where they’ll be protected, she said, and later on display in a new museum there. The district will keep other items at Fort Humboldt. The remainder will go back to donors or be found new owners locally if that’s what their deeds require. The Falk, added Gardner, won’t be sent away. The timber folks also fear loss of the Bear Harbor Gypsy Locomotive, donated to the park by the Partain family, which they heard was going to the Sacramento Railroad Museum. It is, said Gardner — to be restored, for free. After it’s restored, the museum will display it for a while and then return it to Humboldt. “Restore it for free in exchange for a little display time? That’s a great deal,” Gardner said.

and will report problems to law enforcement. It’s that instinct to protect, to do something good — demonstrated by everyone from a private inn owner to a small county to a scraggle of committed forest defenders — that created our state park system in the first place. Maybe it can save it.

When Theresa

Aubuchon was just 11 years old, the ’64 flood buried in silt the first spot where her family loved to camp, on private land by the Mattole River. She remembers how, after the flood, her mom and grandmother, the big campers in the family, chose Richardson Grove State Park as their new family summer getaway. And they went there for years, until Aubuchon was grown up, married, and had her own kids — and her mother was too frail to make the hike from the campsite down to the river anymore. “One time my mother said, ‘Let’s try Grizzly Creek,’” Aubuchon recalled recently. The Aubuchons lived in Fortuna. “I laughed and said, ‘That’s not real camping! That’s like going-up-the-street-type camping!’” But they did it, and they got hooked on the convenience. Aubuchon’s husband, Ron, could go to work during the week and camp with them on the weekends. They’d stay up till midnight playing cards and laughing. Sometimes, said Aubuchon, they’d roll her mom in her wheelchair right to edge of the river, settle an inner tube around her, and set her to sail, and then they’d catch her downstream. And now Aubuchon’s children have begun bringing their kids there for those glorious two weeks in the summer. They swim, talk to people from Japan and Europe and Wisconsin, eat Dutch oven pizzas and brown-bears-in-an-apple-orchard (an applesauce-gingerbread concoction) sleep in a tent, listen to the river. “That’s what you do in the summer,” said Theresa Aubuchon. ●

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hen most people pull off southbound Highway 101 into the parking lot shared by Mr. Fish and a pawn shop, they’re probably looking to bring home a few pounds of fresh crab or make a few bucks off that old guitar that’s been taking up closet space — but not local artist and gallery owner Jack Sewell. He’s there for a very different purpose. He parks his truck on the far north side of the lot, in front of three large, bay doors that used to be Eureka Truck Terminal. The warehouse houses Sewell’s most ambitious sculpture project to date — a work in progress that, if all goes as planned, will be ready for installation at the foot of C street by Arts Alive! on Saturday. Sewell’s sculpture project began last May as a proposal in response to the Eureka Art and Culture Commission’s call for artist submissions describing ideas for a large, permanent, waterfeature sculpture. Creation of a piece based on the winning design would be funded with redevelopment money and installed at the foot of C Street in the new Market Square area near the recently redeveloped Fishermen’s Terminal. Sewell’s proposal was selected from among many, and he began building his sculpture last December. Now, 700 pounds of stainless steel and $30,000 later, Sewell is on the home stretch. I went to see the work in progress at Sewell’s Broadway warehouse workspace in early March. Walking into the dimly lit warehouse from the daylight was a bit disorienting. Sounds of ignition and bursts of torchlight provided moments of intense, perception altering illumination. When my eyes adjusted, I was confronted with a central loop of stainless steel standing over 20 feet high, roughly outlining the shape of a sail. The movement of the line and its scale are eye-catching, and the open space invites the viewer into the piece titled Following Current Events. On the day that I visited with Sewell, a large propeller was lying, tilted, next to an old, gray pickup truck, and larger-than-life aluminum birds were propped near a beat-up, blue lift: elements of the piece that were finished but not yet incorporated into the whole. But Sewell’s clear, enthusiastic description of how the parts would come together brought his vision to life. The piece will be


installed in a pond (already completed at the C Street location) with jets providing moving water currents. The currents will rotate a large-bladed propeller that will be mounted at the base of the piece. The rotation of this prop will, in turn, slowly rotate the entire 23-foot sculpture. When it’s windy (more often than not at the foot of C) the “sail” will catch the wind and either fight or aid the rotational direction provided by the current. The final kinetic element of the piece comes in the form of three large, aluminum birds that will be suspended at three different points around the loop between 11 and 15 feet high. The birds will be mounted on swivels, allowing them to move with the wind independently from the rest of the piece. In short, a beautifully envisioned and designed form will bring a lot of steel and a lot of movement to the foot of C Street. Eureka has long been trying to become an arts destination and in recent years it seems to be getting closer to that goal. The city is home to many galleries (Sewell’s among them), museums and art spaces. Arts Alive! has become an important monthly event for the local arts and business communities. “The more public art the better!” declared Swell. For Sewell, the importance of public art seems to go beyond simply signifying a community’s interest in the arts. “Every chance you get to kind of take someone out of their cell phone mode and over into looking at something and taking their minds off of things for just a few moments, well then public art has been successful to that degree,” Sewell said. Reflecting on the project’s completion, Sewell has modest hopes. “Maybe there’ll be a few people that’ll sit and watch this spin around for a while; that’d be good for me,” he said, smiling. Following Current Events will certainly offer visitors to the Market Square/Fisherman’s Terminal area something different to enjoy and contemplate. The content of the sculpture and the location are significant. They bring together two key elements that are largely responsible for making Eureka such a unique place to live and visit: a burgeoning art scene and the long established fishing tradition that has done so much to build and shape our community. Sewell’s sculpture may, like a shock of perception-altering torchlight, allow us for a few moments to see ourselves, and the place we are standing, just a little bit differently. ●

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1. EUREKA INN 518 Seventh St. Peggy Jenkinson, Silent Poetry, multi media and verre eglomisé paintings. 2. HUMBOLDT ARTS COUNCIL at the Morris Graves Museum of Art 636 F St. Humboldt Artist Gallery: Artist Cooperative; Performance Rotunda: Wallace and Phines performing; William Thonson Gallery: The Humboldt School of Landscape Painting, Julia Bednar, John Crater, Judy Evenson, Eric Fidjeland, Ralphie Hendrix, Ken Jarvela, Jim McVicker,


Terry Oats, Kathy O’Leary, John Palmer, Steve Porter, Leslie Reid, Alan Sanborn, Stock Schlueter, Randy Spicer, Dolores Terry, Alicia Treadway, George Van Hook and Lisa Marie Waters; Homer Balabanis Gallery: Celebration of the Arts 2012 Auction; Anderson Gallery: Redwood Art Association 54th Annual Spring Juried Exhibition; Knight Gallery: Shawn Gould, Humboldt Wild, paintings; Atrium Gallery: Morris Graves, works from HAC Permanent Collection and CD-ROM The Life &




First Saturday Night Arts Alive! Saturday, May 5, 6-9 p.m. Presented by the Humboldt Arts Council and Eureka Main Street. Opening receptions for artists, exhibits and/or performances are held the first Saturday of each month. Phone (707) 442-9054 or go to for more information or to have an exhibit/ performance included. Art of Morris Graves; Mel Schuler Sculpture Garden; Youth Gallery: Eureka High School Senior Art Showcase; Second Saturday Family Arts Day Gallery Children’s art. 3. REDWOOD REALM ARCHITECTURAL ANTIQUES 618 F St. 3a. EUREKA THEATER 618 F St. Roberta Preble. 3b. ANNEX 39 608 F St. 3c. PAUL’S LIVE FROM NEW YORK PIZZA 604 F St. 4. REDWOOD ART ASSOCIATION 603 F St. Membership Spring Exhibition. 5. DALIANES 522 F St. Robert Lopez, Travels with Dalianes, acrylic paintings and pastels depicting trips booked through Dalianes; Dennis and Leialoha Robinson, Hawaiian music, performing. 6. F STREET FOTO GALLERY at Swanlund’s Camera 527 F St. Modernism, Photography After 1930, featuring 12 artists including Ansel Adams. 7. THE LOCAL 517 F St. Dave Van Patten and Branden Barlow, paintings.

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continued from previous page 8. SACRED PALACE BOUTIQUE/BIKRAM YOGA 516 Fifth St. Jesse G. Cala, wood and bronze sculpture. 9. SEWELL GALLERY FINE ART 423 F St. Stock Schlueter, Plein Air and Plain Talk, paintings; Doug Feldon and Friends, performing. 9a. NORTH COAST DANCE 426 F St. So That Any Child Who Wants to Dance Can scholarship fundraiser. 10. SIDEWALK GALLERY at Ellis Art and Engineering 401 Fifth St. Mischa Lollar and Brent Forsyth. 11. WELLS FARGO ADVISORS 318 Fifth St. Jaffa Dugan, Kitch Eitzen, Maija Kalb, Marla West, Ann Anderson and Jane Cinnamond, floral, land and riverscape watercolors. 11a. Z & J ASIAN SUBS 310 Fifth St. 12. REPUBLICAN HEADQUARTERS 3 11 Fifth St. Bernice Houston, paintings and weavings. 13. AMIGAS BURRITOS 317 Fifth St. Katherine Ziemer, Antique Wooden Boats, photography; Brandon Clark, photography. 14. PRIMATE TATU 139 Fifth St. Dre Meza, Casey Z and Juniper new works. 15. INK ANNEX 47 W. Third St. North Coast Open Studios artists and reception. Appetizers, no host wine bar and live music. 16. CHERI BLACKERBY GALLERY and THE STUDIO 272 C St. Dawn Wentworth, Experie-

mental – Through the Eyes of an Artist. 17. HALL GALLERY 208 C St. Valaria Alvarado. 17a. THE WORKS 210 C St. Phillip King, artwork. 17b. ACCIDENT GALLERY 210 C St. 18. SAILORS’ GRAVE TATTOO 138 Second St. Tattoo related art. 18a. LIVELLA STUDIO 120 Second St. Recording Studios. Mod Brothers, performing. 18b. MANTOVA’S TWO STREET MUSIC 124 Second St. Christian Abercrombie and Friends and Trip Wire, performing. 18c. THE BLACK FAUN GALLERY 120 Second St. Paul Fukunaga, paper and reed sculpture; Amanda Wilson, mixed media paintings. 19. STEVE AND DAVE’S First and C Sts. Marni Schneider, photography; Dr. Squid, performing. 19a. REDWOOD CURTAIN 220 First St. North Coast Journal Field Notes columnist Barry Evans, Travel the World, photography; For Better begins at 8 p.m. Tickets $15. 19b. FOOT OF C STREET Meet Jack Sewell between 6 and 7 p.m. and talk with him about his latest sculpture gracing C Street Market Square. 20. CHAPALA CAFE 201 Second St. Traditional Southwest artists’ prints. 20a. ACCENT STYLING GALLERY 219 Second St. Wynsome Winds, performing.



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Haff, paintings; Pinball tournament. 23a. CLARKE HISTORICAL MUSEUM Third and E St. Vintage Clothing Exhibit, May Pearsall 1910-1930. 24. BELLA BASKETS 311 E St. Barbara J. Pulliam, watercolors, ink and graphite; Gael Dougherty, watercolor, colored pencil and pastel. 25. STUDIO 424 424 Third St. James Reid and Mark McKenna, photography. 25a. ORIGINS DESIGN LAB 426 Third St. Mari Shroeder, quilts made from upcycled clothing. 25b. SHIPWRECK 430 Third St. Jeeze Louise,


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20b. GOOD RELATIONS 223 Second St. Laura Rowe, A Kind Of Beauty, drawings. 21. HUMBOLDT HERBALS 300 Second St. Renee Thompson, acrylic and oil paintings; Todd Krider, acoustic guitar music, performing. 21a. NORTH COAST KNITTERY 320 Second St. 22. RUSTIC WEST TRADING CO. 339 Second St. Carol Nelson, vintage jewelry; Adam Dias, woodworking; Fern Valley Goats, goats milk soap; Loreta Flemingate, bright amber and feather jewelry. 23. HUMBOLDT GLASS BLOWERS 214 E St. Monica

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feather headbands and new jewelry. 26. CAFÉ NOONER 409 Opera Alley. Jesse Weidel, Erin Whitman, Chris Hungerford, Kris Swan, Mari Persson, Dave Orchard, Doug Lunt, Mural 2.0, mixed media integrated into the existing murals; The Living Rooms, acoustic guitar performing. 26a. THE SPEAKEASY BAR 411 Opera Alley. 27. HUMBOLDT BAYKEEPER 211 E St. Jan Hollander, North Coast landscape oil paintings; Kenny Ray and the Mighty Rovers, performing. 28. RAMONE’S 209 E St. Rosalie Thomson, mixed media; Samuel Whitlach, performing. 28a. BOOKLEGGER 402 Second St. 29. TRUCHAS GALLERY/LOS BAGELS 403 Second St. Linnea Tobias, acrylic and watercolor paintings. 30. BELLE STARR 405 Second St. Paula Anderson, watercolors. 31. NORTH SOLES 417 Second St. Paula Anderson, watercolors. 32. SISTERFRIENDS JEANS 108 F St. 32a. HSU FIRST STREET GALLERY 422 First St. Erin Whitman, Projections: Paintings and Mixed Media. Michael Guerriero, Celebrating the Eel River Salmon Run, works on paper, canvas and mixed-media. 33. BAYFRONT RESTAURANT F St. Plaza Richard Duning, paintings. 34. STRICTLY FOR THE BIRDS 123 F St. Abbie Perrott, paintings. 35. EUREKA FABRICS 414 Second St. Libby Palmquist, Repurposed Art Garments, Skirts, Tops, Belts and more, created from repurposed materials. 35a. THE LITTLE SHOP OF HERS 416 Second St. Starla Ball, paintings. 36. YARN 418 Second St. Brooklyn Marvin, illustrations. 36a. EUREKA BOOKS 426 Second St. 37. SHORELINES GALLERY 434 Second St. Amber Jones, Copper Turtles. continued on next page

Trinidad Art Night Friday, May 4, 6-9 p.m. Dedicated to the memory of the late Ned Simmons (1939-2011), painter, poet, historian and owner of Trinidad Art Gallery. Online at or call 707-502-5737.

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TRINIDAD WEST Trinidad Art Gallery. 490 Trinity St. Celebrate Ned Simmons! Music by Pilot Rock Ramblers from 6-7 p.m. followed by a reading of Ned’s poetry Beachcomber. 363 Trinity St. Art and live music Moonstone Crossing. 529 Trinity St. Alan Sanborn Critique Group. Trinidad Massage. 529 Trinity St. Agate jewelry by Christen Condry Trinidad Eatery. Parker and Trinity sts. TBA Trinidad Town Hall. 409 Trinity St. Music and artworks by Kahish Kverda. Tennis Court. Costumed tennis with town favorite, David Trinidad B&B. 560 Edwards St. Paintings by Sam Lundeen TRINIDAD EAST Saunders Park. start of Patrick’s Point Dr. Open acoustic stage at the Gazebo Salty’s. 332 Main St. Photography and music by JD Jeffries 6-7 p.m. Forbes & Associates. 361 Main St. Jewelry by Midori Designs Trinidad Museum. 400 Main St. Poetry by Stephanie Silva, wine and cheese WindanSea. 410 Main St. “Fish Eye” jewelry by Greta Daniels, music by JD Jeffries from 7-8 p.m. Trinidad Trading Company. 460 Main St. Spirit work and chakra alignment by Jessika Lazor ● • NORTH COAST JOURNAL • THURSDAY, MAY 3, 2012


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The Humboldt School of Landscape Painting May 3 through June 24

A combination of the varied and dramatic local landscape, a vibrant art scene centered around humboldt state university, and the effects of a backs-to-the-land ethic have coalesced into a regional school of painting. The humboldt school of landscape painting consists of nineteen artists: julia bednar, john crater, judy evenson, eric fidjeland, ralphie hendrix, ken jarvela, jim mcvicker, terry oats, kathy o’leary, john palmer, steve porter, leslie reid, alan sanborn, stock schlueter, randy spicer, dolores terry, alicia treadway, george van hook, and lisa marie waters. S E E O U R P RO G R A M S O N L I N E

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38. MANY HANDS GALLERY 438 Second St. Lunel Haysmer, assemblage art, Phil Haysmer, redwood art. 39. TALISMAN BEADS 214 F St. 40. SASAFRASS 226 F St. 40a. ALIROSE 229 F St. Justine Levy, jewelry. 40b. THE WINE SPOT 234 F St. 41. OLD TOWN JEWELERS 311 F St. Patricia Sennott, Botanical Monotypes. 42. COCO & CUVEE 531 Third St. Steven Schmidt. 43. DANNILYNN’S SHOE BOUTIQUE 527 Third St. Frank Shelley and Kari Shoberg, Lost in the Redwoods Photography. 43a. DISCOVERY MUSEUM Corner of F and Third St. Kids Alive Program Drop off 5:30-8:00; call for reservations 443-9694. 44. AMERICAN INDIAN ART GALLERY 241 F St. Ellen Poitras, Lakota-Chippewa, fiber artist. 44a. OLD TOWN ART GALLERY 233 F St. Carol Lauer, Jean Hawkins, Patty Holbrook, paintings. 45. BON BONIERE 215 F St. Eureka High School, mixed media; Dale Winget, guitar/vocalist, performing. 45a. CODY GALLERY 213 F St. 46. OLD TOWN COFFEE and CHOCOLATES 211 F St. Gabriella Wotherspoon, vibrante watercolor and acrylic paintings; Emily Reinhart, Open Mic Night, charcoals; Trifecta, multistyle music, performing. 47. OLD TOWN ANTIQUE LIGHTING Corner of 2nd and F Sts. Margriet Seinen, paintings on silk; George Mooney, classical and folk tunes. 48. HOLLYGOLIGHTLY 514 Second St. Floral paintings. 48a. OBERON GRILL 516 Second St. Historic photographs of Old Eureka from Historical Society. 49. LINEN CLOSET 127 F St. Baroni Jewelry, charms, necklaces. 49a. TESORI 525 Second St. Michael Rowland, acrylics; Becky Saucedo, crochet; Alleta Hele, woodwork. 50. HIMALYAN RUG TRADER 529 Second St. 51. LUCIDITY 531 Second St. Tony Machado, paintings; Alison Vernon, a painter out of New Hampshire; live jazz. 52. BUHNE ART STUDIOS 207 G St. Studio 106: Yuma Lynch, mixed media and landscape paintings; Studio 109: Fran Kuta; Studio 120: David Steinhardt, Ceiling Murals, acrylics on canvas; Studio 206: Rob Hampson; Studio 333: Robert Busch, oil paintings; Geometrix, clothing line. 53. PARASOL ARTS 211 G St. 54. ART CENTER 616 Second St. Lauris Phillips, brush paintings/Sumi paintings. 54a. PIANTE 620 Second St. Lien Truong and Nicole Jean Hill. 55. DELIGHTFUL EYE PHOTOGRAPHY 622 Second St. Scott and Jennifer Wilson, landscape, portraits and weddings photography.

55a. SMUG’S PIZZA 626 Second St. Brandon Garland, pen and ink. 56. AVALON Third & G Sts. 57. STUDIO S 717 Third St. Redwood Empire Quilters Show. 58. BIGFOOT COMPUTERS AND PHOTOGRAPHY TOO… 905 Third St. Education Cannabis Show, Cannabis Collage memorabilia, propaganda posters. 59. ADORNI CENTER 1011Waterfront Dr. Donna Sellers, acrylic paintings; Jaci Forthun, drawings; Jessica Albee, acrylic paintings. ●

Garberville Arts Alive Friday, May 4, 5:30 p.m.

Garberville downtown. Local businesses featuring talented local artists. 923-4789. Presbyterian Church. Ettersburg School hosting a benefit Spaghetti Feed from 5-8 p.m. Umpqua Bank. Photos by Erin Freeman. Town and Country Video. Items crafted by Agnes J. Johnson School students. Lil’ Sprouts Boutique. Stepping Stone’s preschool art. Calico’s. Masks by Burt Neiman’s 4th/5th grade class. North Valley Bank. Sue Shelton’s classroom art. Redwood Drive Center. Music by Twango Macallen; SFHS Senior projects. Randy Cantua Insurance. Nancy Lewis’ 2nd grader art. Little Redwood’s preschool. Cuttings. Chamber Office. Stu Moskowitz, paintings. Smokin’ Caterpillar Glass and Gifts. Glass art Jacob Garber Square. School’s Foundation bake sale; Marianne Odisio, feather jewelry; Mable Chang, jewelry. Tranquility Lane Flowers. Jennifer McCarthy, wearable art. Flavors. Brian Allison, photographs. Garden of Beadin’. Jewelry art. Bootleg. Claire Piccinelli’s 1st graders’ art. Paradise Grill. Maria’s art. Garberville Veteran’s Hall. Feet First, casual dance lessons. ●


Hold the Mayo Music for a quasi-Mexican holiday, plus jazz, folky Cars, and The Shondes By Bob Doran


aturday is the 5th of May, aka Cinco de Mayo, another of those quasi-holidays like St. Patrick’s Day pushed by marketing departments that wants to sell more beer, or in this case, beer, margaritas and tequila shots. Ask a reveler on bar row what it’s about and, unless you chance upon a history major, they’ll probably tell you it’s like the Fourth of July — Mexican independence day or something like that. It isn’t. The few who celebrate it south of the border call it El Dia de la Batalla de Puebla (The Day of the Battle of Puebla), marking the anniversary of a dramatic victory 150 years ago when Mexican troops beat back a much larger French force. Unfortunately, the French ultimately won the war and Emperor Maximilian ruled Mexico, at least until our Civil War ended and we sent some of our boys down to kick some French butt. Or something like that. But enough history. Let’s party. The hippest, most ironic take on the faux holiday has to be ¡El Raco Taco!, a show at the Arcata Theatre Lounge on 5/5 with five bands for just five bucks. It’s a kick-ass cross-section of local rawkousness including my favorite local alt. somethings, Strix Vega, who have been stretching out and seriously shredding of late. Splinter Cell is a trio of veteran rockers with a sense of humor, whose collective résumé ties them to just about every band in town. Indianola is a new band fronted by guitarist Ben Allen with CJ Stewart on bass and Graham Miller on drums promising “heavy riffs and melodic guitar that will surely make you nod yo head,” or maybe bang it. Then you have two branches off the family tree of Que La Chinga, a classic local twisted-stringbandmeets-rock country/punk outfit that split up five years ago. Bret went on to a career as a Neil Diamond clone, then founded the dark, fearsome garage psyche outfit Drifter Killer. Kiel and some of the other Chingas formed Side Iron and went on singing slightly countryish rock songs about whiskey, women, etc. Haven’t heard much of them lately, since they apparently went underground to woodshed for this triumphant return. Put all those bands together and you have a perfect backdrop

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for your tequila shot barrage, or, god-forbid, downing a giant margarita with a bottle of Corona upended in it. Incidentally, if you’re thinking the Good, Band and Ugly trio of rockin’ banditos above is not quite p.c., remember that the photographer, Mr. T McNally, is half-Mexican. For a slightly more authentic Latin American experience there’s “Salsa and Samba,” a familyfriendly benefit for the Morris Elementary Language Immersion School Saturday evening at Azalea Hall in McKinleyville. They’ve strayed from the Mexican theme with Brazilian dance/ drum troupe Samba na Chuva and the superhigh-energy AfroCuban dance band Ponche! Just ‘Cause presents “Funky Full Moon II: A Cinco de Mayo Dance Party” Saturday at the Ocean Grove. The Latin/soul/funk/disco/ etc. vinyl extravaganza features DJ Knutz (of Just ‘Cause) along with the usual Soul Night suspects: Matt ‘n’ Adam, King Maxwell, Jaymorg, and DJ Mantease, who scored a mess of new (old) cumbia records for the occasion. The Jambalaya has the Bay Area band LoCura with its mix of flamenco, reggae, cumbia, ska and Cuban son, something the band calls “Califas Flamenkito.” Mucho caliente! (No, I don’t habla.) The HSU Guitar Ensemble has a semi-Latin program planned for its concert at Fulkerson Recital Hall that night with tunes for the Spanish guitar ranging from classic sonatas and flamenco to boleros and gypsy jazz. AkaBoom Sound and DJ Gabe Pressure spin reggae, rock steady, dancehall and presumably a bit of reggaeton for a “Cinco de Mayo Reggae Party” at the Arcata Veterans Memorial Building. It’s not like they want to honor the other side in the battle of Cinco de Mayo, but Northcoast Preparatory and Performing Arts Academy has its annual “Elegant French Dinner and Dance” that night at the Arcata Community Center with Chef Marceau Verdiere back from Europe for the occasion and roots/rockin’ The Delta Nationals once again providing music for dancers. (Request “La Bamba.”)

The folks at Blue Ox Millworks are celebrating a different holiday that Saturday with their 11th Annual May Day Living History and Artisan Fair, an all-day thing with skill demonstrations by old time blacksmiths, wood workers, ceramics artists, etc. and old time music by Compost Mountain Boys, Pilot Rock Ramblers, The Tumbleweeds, Striped Pig Stringband, Mirth First and JD Jefferies among others. Trinidadian folk/rock singer/songwriter Jeffries is rolling out a new CD, Mixed Classics, with a series of shows. For Friday’s Trinidad Art Night he’s at Trinidad Trading Company and Salty’s. Tuesday’s big release party at Mad River Brewing also has harpist Howdy Emerson and Sage, an all-ladies barbershop quartet (or “beauty shop quartet,” as JD puts it). The Compost Mountain Boys are doing double duty that Cinco Saturday, also playing at the annual Campus Center for Appropriate Technology “May Day Spring Compost Festival” at HSU. Our Weight in Gold and No Good Redwood Ramblers join the fun. (The Compost Mountain Boys also play Thursday night at Shamus T Bones.) Humboldt Brews has a Cinco de Mayo party with Orjazzmic Sextet. Latin jazz? Maybe a little. It’s free, so, whatever. There’s nothing remotely Latin about The B-Stars, a S.F.-based hillbilly/honky tonk, retro-boogie band playing Saturday night at the Riverwood Inn. (Loreen has been known to serve some fine Mexican food, however.) A reminder: Tommy Castro and The Painkillers play at the Riverwood Monday, but unless you bought advance tickets, forget it. As predicted, it’s sold out. It’s jazz time down SoHum way Friday night as Persimmons Gallery returns after a winter hiatus. Owner (and ace jazz drummer) Michael Curran leads The Persimmons Quartet with Francis Vanek on sax, Jim Wilde on guitar and Damian Roomets on bass, expanding to a quintet with special guest vocalist Joannie Rose. Meanwhile at Fulkerson Recital Hall, HSU’s AM Jazz Band, directed by Sky Miller, mixes

jazz classics by Miles, Dizzy and Billy Strayhorn with less familiar tunes by Sid Wyche, Bobby Timmons and Ray Wetzel. Wednesday, the Arcata Playhouse adds tables and cocktails to become a “jazz lounge” with The Randles/LaBolle/Wu Trio (Tim/Shao Way/Mike) playing cool jazz and original tunes. Tribute of the week honors go to Brooklynborn folkie Kris Delmhorst, whose latest album, Cars, explores the music of the newwave band The Cars. The history is explained at “Summer of 1984, 13-yearold Brooklyn girl takes babysitting money uptown to Tower Records, finds Heartbeat City on cassette. Drawn in by slightly racy cover art, unnerved but fascinated by lead singer’s punchy warble, she finds herself defenseless against intricate layers of pop hooks. Bounces album from Walkman to boom-box and back until tape is destroyed while dubbing for best friend. More babysitting follows.” Fast-forward to last year when Delmhorst revisited the Cars catalog with guitars, fiddles etc. She’ll play some of those songs as well as some of her own songs (with help from Hayward Williams) on Thursday at the Arcata Playhouse. That same Thursday at Redwood Yogurt, local folkies John Ludington, Chris Parreira and Lyndsey Battle sing a few songs, probably not any by The Cars. Sunday night at the Alibi, it’s the return of The Shondes, a band out of Brooklyn playing what Entertainment Weekly calls, “giddy garage melodics with [a] Sleater-Kinney twist.” I’m guessing The Shondes, whose name is Yiddish for “disgraced,” might not agree. (Must every grrrl group be compared with SleaterKinney?) Last time the band was here, drummer Temim Fruchter offered this less-giddy description: “We’re a queer/trans rock quartet mixing classical, feminist punk and Jewish music with radical politics to make you dance and break your heart!” DJ Anya opens on what is usually Hella Gay Dance Party night. Dance. And break your heart. l • North Coast Journal • Thursday, May 3, 2012







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Eyes Anonymous (new wave) no cover 9pm

Blue Rhythm Revue (R&B) no cover 9pm

Open Mic 7pm HSU Center for Evolutionary Anthropology fundraiser 6:30pm $25 Blues Jam w/ Anna Banana 6pm Good Company (Celtic) 8pm

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Beer Pong Tournament 9pm AM Jazz Band 8pm $7/$3

KRFH’s Lixxapalooza 6pm KBR

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Synrgy, Antioquia 9pm $5

In Human Creation: In Jest 9pm

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Funky Full Moon Dance Party 9pm

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Located in beautiful Old Town Eureka Uptown Friday, Guerrilla Takeover (dance music) 10pm

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Cellular comedy connects at Redwood Curtain By William S. Kowinski


lassic farce involves people running in and out of a lot of doors. There are multiple deceptions and discoveries, and a frantic frenzy to manage a situation that is obviously and hilariously already out of control. But a large chunk of today’s reality is virtual, and the opening and closing of doors often involves key strokes, touch screens and tiny buttons on cell phones that are too smart for their own good. That’s the brilliant theatrical insight behind the farce by playwright Eric Coble called For Better, now onstage at Redwood Curtain in Eureka. Coble ups the ante by placing his characters in the virtually virtual habitats of the new service class, for whom identical airports and cloned hotels are the ground of their physical being. The satire practically writes itself but Coble adds verisimilitude and poignancy to the instant portraits of these characters and their insecure connections, when “can you hear me now?” is not just a funny ad line but a momentous question, if not a plaintive cry. Karen Baedeker (played by Kyra Gardner) has met her true love — she thinks, maybe — at a Sheraton Buffet Breakfast

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during the International Food Conference (they’re both in food service) and has decided to marry him. He’s Max Aphelion, a location scout for Starbucks (Karen Baedeker, Max Aphelion of Starbucks — there’s enough in those names for a PhD thesis already). We never meet him, but then Karen herself has only seen him three times. They talk on the phone and text a lot, though. First she must tell her tech-challenged father, Wally (Ken Klima), who is happy about it, and then on the phone to her sister Francine (Colleen Lacy), who is not. Francine pauses outside the marketing focus group she’s running to call her husband Michael (Anthony Mankins), who is off selling more insurance for satellite TV dishes. Francine suggests getting their friend Lizzie (Sarah McKinney) to Google this Max guy, so Michael calls her. Freespirited Lizzie works from home, monitoring seller ratings for eBay. She is also Michael’s former girlfriend. Meanwhile, their friend Stuart (Kyle Handziak) is off in Asia being the personification of the nerdy guy in the now nearly ancient commercials who goes everywhere to test cell coverage. He is devastated by the news, since he’s been carrying a crush

on Karen he’s never quite acted on. They all carry on multiple conversations at the same time, and when the wrong call-waiting door opens … As per the playwright’s instructions, the action is spread out on nearly bare platforms, and for once the neck-challenging width of the Redwood Curtain stage has a purpose. Our gaze is as separated and fragmented as the conversations. (Despite the required bareness, Elizabeth Uhazy’s set design with the geometric color-coded lines on the floor is elegant and suggestive.) The actors are as convincing as their characters, and even at second preview their comic timing was already sharp. Kyra Gardner has the range of Karen’s moods, her sweet self-conscious shallowness, her anxieties and her bravery. Anthony Mankin plays Michael with a frazzled dexterity, and while Colleen Lacy ably manages Francine’s relationship crises, my favorite moments in her performance were with her father — she treats him as if he were deaf and addled as well as simply in his sixties. As that father, Ken Klima brings the necessary credibility and feeling to his key role. Kyle Handziak as Stuart has to work not to be the forgotten character, and he succeeds with a gentle dignity. Sarah McKinney has arguably the showiest role as Lizzie, and she runs with it, revealing great comic instincts, taste and expression in a very impressive performance.  All this is made possible by Kristin Mack’s sure-handed and pitch-perfect direction, as well as the skill of the playwright who provided a theatrically smart structure along with funny and playable writing. It’s just right for this young cast — you’re in good hands from start to finish.  Playwright Eric Coble is known for plays that apply different comic styles to various contemporary cultural phenomena: for example, a black comedy about competition for a child’s admission to a high-powered school, and an apocalyptic comedy about a theme park looking to restock the Native American Pavilion with a real Indian. (Coble spent much of his youth on Indian reservations.) It’s a treat to see a well-written play that has some thoughtful dimension. Though this play is five years old (which is about a century in cyberyears) and doesn’t tweet or like anybody, its world is ruefully recognizable. But it also quickly sketches the requisite family and relationship dynamics. As a blend of farce, satire and romantic comedy with a high quality sitcom sensibility, For Better is a fast-paced delight you can relax into as you laugh. The music selection and Jon Turney’s sound design seemed just right. Jessica Charles designed the evocative costumes, Michael Burkhart the appropriate lighting. For Better is on stage at Redwood Curtain Thursdays to Saturdays through May 19, with a Mother’s Day matinee on May 13. This is Redwood Curtain’s 50th production.






Candidate Meet and Greet. 5:30-8:30 p.m. Los Amegos Clubhouse, 733 Scenic Drive, Loleta. Meet 1st District Supervisor candidate Annette De Modena. Includes a silent auction.


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. Musical Comedy Murders of 1940. 7:30-10 p.m. Eureka High School Auditorium, 1915 J St. Audience must untangle the mystery of the “Stage Door Slasher.” Play pokes fun at corny thrillers of Hollywood’s heyday and “show biz.” $6. 206-276-5744.


Kris Delmhorst. 8 p.m. Arcata Playhouse, 1251 Ninth St. Brooklyn folky explores the music of The Cars. $15/$12 members. 822-1575. AM Jazz Band. 8 p.m. Fulkerson Recital Hall, HSU. Sixpack of jazz classics by the well-known (Billy Strayhorn, Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie) and the under-appreciated (Sid Wyche, Bobby Timmons, Ray Wetzel). HSU student group directed by Sky Miller. $7/$3 students and seniors. 826-3928. Natural Vibrations. 9-11:55 p.m. Kate Buchanan Room, HSU. Reggae, rock and Hawaiian music-influenced band performs a benefit concert for HSU’s MultiCultural Center. $15/$10 students. 826-3369.



CR Clay Club’s Spring Ceramics Sale. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Admin Building, College of the Redwoods, 7351 Tompkins Hill Road, Eureka. Work by CR ceramics students and instructors. Proceeds benefit art department. shannon-sullivan@ 54th Annual RAA Spring Exhibition. Noon-5 p.m. Morris Graves Museum of Art, 636 F St., Eureka. Juried selection of work by Redwood Art Association members. Runs through June 2. 268-0755. 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.


A Map for Saturday. 6:30 p.m. Siemens Hall, HSU. Film reveals a world of long-term, solo travel through the stories of trekkers on four continents. Hosted by the United States Servas traveler/host connection-making nonprofit. 825-1714. Ocean Night Films. 7 p.m. Arcata Theatre Lounge, 1036 G St. Screening Ocean Frontiers, a look at seaports and watersheds across the country. Sponsored by Ocean Conservancy, Humboldt Surfrider and Humboldt Baykeeper. $3. 822-1220. First Thursday Film Night: Strong!. 6-7:30 p.m. Morris Graves Museum of Art, 636 F St., Eureka. Documentary about female weightlifter Cheryl Haworth. 442-0278.


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.


Sustainable Futures Speakers. 5:30-7 p.m. Gist Hall Room


218, HSU. UC Berkeley professor of agroecology Miguel Altieri on “Who Will Feed Us in a Planet in Crisis?” 826-3653. Human Rights Commission Meeting. 5 p.m. Conference Room A, Humboldt County Courthouse, 825 Fifth St., Eureka. Items for consideration include county’s recently enacted Urgency Ordinance, the availability of public restrooms and the Independent Observer Program. 268-2549. Humboldt Center for Evolutionary Anthropology Fundraiser. 6:30 p.m. Blue Lake Casino. Music by Don’s Neighbors and DJ Red Rasta. Hors d’oeurves and auctions. 826-4330.

4 friday EVENTS

30th Annual Spring Wildflower Show. 1-4 p.m. Manila Community Center, 1611 Peninsula Drive, Arcata. Hundreds of examples of wildflowers, plant displays, guided dune walks, presentations, native plant sale. 826-0259. Coffee, Chocolate and Cheese. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Eureka Women’s Club, 1531 J St. Taste local products while enjoying music and friendly conversation. Bid on great items donated by local businesses. Proceeds benefit programs of the Salvation Army in Humboldt County. $10. eureka. 442-6475. A Gift of Love Benefit Gala. 5:30-11 p.m. River Lodge, 1800 Riverwalk Dr., Fortuna. Eel River Valley Foundation holds its annual fundraiser with dinner catered by C & C Market, a silent and live auction, and live music featuring

Mary Jo Cassasanta. $50. 725-6618.


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. Musical Comedy Murders of 1940. 7:30 p.m. Eureka High School Auditorium. See May 3 listing. For Better. 8 p.m. Redwood Curtain. See May 3 listing.


Lixxapalooza. 6 p.m. Kate Buchanan Room, HSU. Rock out to 10 bands that have been featured on KRFH’s Local Lixx show. $2. 826-6077. Daria Rabotkina. 7:30 p.m. Calvary Lutheran Church, 716 South Avenue, Eureka. The Eureka Chamber Music Series presents the dazzling young Russian pianist in a program including works by Bach, Schumann and Prokofiev. $30, $5 students. 445-9650. Humboldt Symphony. 8 p.m. Fulkerson Recital Hall, HSU. Kurt Weil’s “Little Threepenny Music” plus orchestral explorations of Mexico, China and Appalachian folk songs with soprano Elisabeth Harrington and harpist Jessica Schaeffer. Conducted by Paul Cummings. $7/$3 students and seniors. 826-3928.


Garberville Arts Alive. 5:30 p.m. Garberville downtown. Local businesses featuring talented local artists. 923-4789. Trinidad Art Nights. 6-9 p.m. Downtown Trinidad. Multiple businesses and organizations participate and host local artists and live music. 677-3188.

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In Jest: Comedy That’s Hard To Swallow. 9 p.m. Jambalaya, 915 H St., Arcata. Performances by Ba-Dum-Chh comedy, Blue Angel Burlesque and the Seat Of Your Pants Circus, hosted by Steven Weven. Portion of proceeds benefit Blue Angel Burlesque 2012 NorCal Tour. $8. 822-4766. Mateel Comedy Cabaret. 8 p.m. Mateel Community Center, 59 Rusk Lane, Redway. Showcase of professional comics features Seattle comedian Brad Brake. $10. www. 923-3368.


20th Annual Wildflower Show. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Willow Creek China-Flat Museum, 38949 CA-299. Over 150 varieties of wildflowers on display. Guest speaker Rudy Bruenig. Potluck! 530-629-2693.


Peace Poetry Celebration. 7 p.m. Humboldt Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 24 Fellowship Way, Bayside. High school students read their poems about peace. Sponsored by Veterans for Peace. 822-4595.


Roller Skating. 6:30-9:30 p.m. Fortuna Fire Hall. Every Friday and Saturday.

5 saturday ELECTIONS

Estelle Fennell Country Picnic and Barbecue. 1-5 p.m. Whitethorn Construction, 545 Shelter Cove Road. Food, live music by Lost Coast Marimba Band. EstelleFennell. org. 986-9939.


11th Annual May Day Living History and Artisan Fair. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Blue Ox Millworks, 1 X St., Eureka. Fundraiser for Blue Ox Youth radio features blacksmiths, coppersmiths, spinning and ceramics demonstrations. Puppet show. Music by Compost Mountain Boys, Pilot Rock Ramblers, The Tumbleweeds, Striped Pig Stringband. $8. 444-3437. Salsa and Samba. 5:30-11 p.m. Azalea Hall, 1620 Pickett Road, McKinleyville. High-energy salsa band Ponche! and dance troupe Samba na Chuva shake up Cinco de Mayo holiday. Tapas, margaritas and local beer and wine. Fundraiser for Morris Elementary Language Immersion School. $25. 497-9881. May Day Spring Festival. Noon-7 p.m. CCAT, HSU. Workshops, kids’ activities, raffles, facepainting, food and music by Compost Mountain Boys, Our Weight in Gold and No Good Redwood Ramblers. Elegant French Dinner and Dance. 5:30-11 p.m. Arcata Community Center, 321 MLK Parkway. Gourmet fourcourse French dinner followed by dancing to The Delta Nationals. Benefit for Northcoast Preparatory and Performing Arts Academy. $45. northcoastprep. org. 445-2355. St. Vincent Taco Party. 5:30-7 p.m. Bayside Grange, 2297 Jacoby Creek Road. Cinco de Mayo dinner featuring a taco bar, rice, beans and ice cream. Music by McKinleyville Community Choir. Proceeds help St. Vincent de Paul overcome its September 2011 roof collapse.

$10. 826-7233. 30th Annual Spring Wildflower Show. 1-4 p.m. Manila Community Center. See May 4 listing.


Murder Mystery Masquerade Ball. 7-10 p.m. Eureka Women’s Club, 1531 J St. Buffet dinner, performance by the lovely Ooh La La Girls and the chance to catch a murderer! Costumes encouraged. Benefit for the Clarke Museum. $50. 443-1947. Radio Gals. 8 p.m. Redbud Theatre, Camp Kimtu, Willow Creek. A retired music teacher receives a Western Electric 500 watt radio transmitter and begins broadcasting as radio station “WGAL.” 530-514-8746. Musical Comedy Murders of 1940. 7:30 p.m. Eureka High School Auditorium. See May 3 listing. For Better. 8 p.m. Redwood Curtain. See May 3 listing. Evita!. 8 p.m. Ferndale Rep. See May 4 listing.


HSU Guitar Ensemble. 8 p.m. Fulkerson Recital Hall, HSU. Music of the Spanish guitar, from flamenco and classic sonatas to Bolero and Gypsy jazz. Directed by Nicholas Lambson. $7/$3 students and seniors. 826-3928. ¡El Raco Taco! 8:30 p.m. Arcata Theatre Lounge, 1036 G St. Cinco de Mayo. Five bands/five dollars: Strix Vega, Drifter Killer, Indianola, Side Iron and Splinter Cell. $5. 822-1220. Cinco de Mayo Reggae Party. 8 p.m. Arcata Veterans Memorial Building, 1425 J St. Akaboom Sound and Gabe Pressure spin reggae, dancehall, and rocksteady tunes. $5. Cinco de Mayo Celebration. 9 p.m. Jambalaya, 915 H St., Arcata. Head over Heels Mixers presents cumbia/ ska band LoCura. $18/$14 adv. 822-4766. Cinco de Mayo Dance Fundraiser. 6-9 p.m. North Coast Dance, 426 F St., Eureka. Salsa lesson, DJ music by Pablo King, Mexican food. $20. 442-7779.


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


12th Annual Big Screen Showcase. 6 p.m. Arcata Playhouse, 1251 Ninth St. Celebrate the talent of young media makers. Featuring keynote speaker Sam Green KEET –TV Director of Production. $5. 822-1575.


Bird Survey. 8 a.m. Shay Park, Arcata. Assist Audubon’s Rob Fowler on his ebird site survey. 839-3493. Audubon Society Marsh Field Trip. 8:30 a.m. Meet at parking lot at end of South I Street. Carol Wilson leads rain or shine. Bring binoculars for birding. 442-9353. Manila Dunes Restoration. 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Humboldt Coastal Nature Center, 220 Stamps Lane, Manila. Morning of invasive plant removal. Tools, gloves and cookies provided. Bring water, wear work clothes. 444-1397. Open Gardens. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Humboldt Botanical Gardens, College of the Redwoods, Eureka. Roam the 44acre fully fenced property. $5. 442-5139. Lanphere Dunes Guided Walk. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Meet at Pacific Union School, 3001 Janes Road, Arcata. Tour of the Lanphere Dunes with a trained naturalist. 444-1397. Friends of the Marsh Tour. 2 p.m. Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary Interpretive Center, 600 S. G St. Leslie Anderson leads 90-minute walk focusing on marsh birds and ecology. 826-2359. Tony Hacking Memorial Bigfoot Birding Day. 7:30



Tony Hacking Memorial Bigfoot Birding Day. 6:30 p.m. Panamnik Building, 38150 Hwy 96, Orleans. Birding presentations and potluck hosted by Mid-Klamath Watershed Council. 530-627-3262.



Can We All Get Along? The AIGC’s gospel truth

South Central Los Angeles was set ablaze in the spring of 1992 after a jury acquitted a group of police officers charged with beating a black man, Rodney King. As riots rocked the city, King famously asked, “Can we all get along?” In early May of that year, with L.A. still smoldering, Terrence Kelly and the Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir came to Arcata for a Saturday night concert on campus. The multiracial, multidenominational group was living proof that we can get along — and sing in glorious harmony. The next morning the local community gathered for a prayer breakfast honoring the singers from Oakland. The choir sang again, others were inspired and joined in, and it was resolved: There would be a Humboldt version of the interfaith choir. Founding choir member Halimah Collingwood recalls, “There was such a feeling of camaraderie and connection, it was so uplifting and soulful that a group of us needed to carry it on.” Twenty years and many members later, the Arcata Interfaith Gospel Choir is still going strong. Annette Mahino, who joined the AIGC a few years ago, explains the group is “based on the belief that music is one way to overcome the divisions of race, religion and other identities that can separate us. Members range in age from 17 to 70, and they include Unitarians, Pentecostals, Buddhists, Jews, Pagans, atheists and many more variations.” Those “variations” are important to many, like Jimmy Moore who sees the choir as “an outlet to praise God in a way that I want to [without] doctrinal arguments, because everyone gets to believe whatever they want and that’s OK.”

Says Mahino, “We sing with the understanding that there are many paths up the same mountain, and spirit moves through us all. From the smiling, clapping, dancing, and sometimes tears we see among the people in the audience, it’s clear they feel it too.” Ask a dozen choir members why they joined and you’ll get a dozen different answers with common themes. Some heard the music and felt like they were caught in a great wave or a mighty wind — they needed to be part of the sound — and the associated community. “Being a member of AIGC has probably done more toward my feeling a part of the Humboldt community than anything else, and it provides me with a way to help serve the community,” says Jeff Thomas. ” No matter how my week is going, I know that I can look forward to meeting with 60 or so loved ones on Thursday nights, and creating something beautiful with them.” Can we all get along? We can. Beautifully. You’ll hear that beauty this Sunday when the Arcata Interfaith Gospel Choir presents the 21st annual Community Prayer Breakfast and Gospel Concert. Continental breakfast starts at 9 a.m. music at 10 a.m. on Sunday, May 6, at the Arcata Community Center, 321 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway, with the Arcata Interfaith Gospel Choir joined by a special guest, the soulful vocalist Joyce Hough with her husband Fred Neighbor on guitar, with a set by the AIG Youth Choir. Tickets are $15, $12 for students and seniors, children under 5 free. Bring extra cash for the silent auction and Dutch raffle. Call 822-4444 for further details. —Bob Doran

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a.m.-noon. Panamnik Building, 38150 Hwy 96, Orleans. Identify migratory birds with expert birders Bob Claypole, Daryl Coldren, and Tom Leskiw. 530-627-3262.


Annual Plant Sale. 9 a.m. Humboldt Botanical Gardens, College of the Redwoods, Eureka. Selection of Clematis, Lavenders and many California Natives. First 25 customers receive a box of Fox Farm fertilizer. hbgf. org. 442-5139. 20th Annual Wildflower Show. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Willow Creek China-Flat Museum. See May 4 listing.


Tour of the Unknown Coast. 7 a.m. Humboldt County Fairgrounds, 1250 Fifth St., Ferndale. (Start times and locations vary.) Enjoy cycling through some of the most beautiful country in the United States. 10-, 20-(family ride), 50 and new 62 mile courses plus California’s toughest “century,” the 100-mile loop over the Wildcat. 845-6117. Fourth Annual Kneeland Fun Run. 9:30 a.m. Kneeland Elementary School, 9313 Kneeland. Promotes physical activity as a healthy lifetime habit. Proceeds go towards student field trips. $7. 442-5472.


Humboldt County Historical Society. 1 p.m. Humboldt County Library, 1313 Third St., Eureka. Historian Margaret Wooden on “Pioneer Ladies of the Trinity River.” 445-4342.


Chemistry and Physics Day. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Natural History Museum, 1315 G St., Arcata. HSU students lead hands-on interactive activities. 826-4479. KEET’s Kids Club. Noon-2 p.m. Morris Graves Museum, 636 F St., Eureka. Workshop for children, families, and childcare providers includes PBS Kids’ programming, reading short stories and art activities. Each family receives the book Cinco de Mouse-O. 442-0278.


Annual Coast Guard Yard Sale. 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Coast Guard Housing, Coast Guard St. and Price St., Eureka. E-mail 839-6192. National Homebrew Day. 10 a.m. Mad River Brewing Company, Blue Lake. Humboldt Homebrewers invite anyone interested in homebrewing to stop by as they brew. 442-6258. Shrine Children’s Hospital Screening Clinic. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. St. Joseph’s Hospital Surgery Center 2705 Harris St., Eureka. Free care for children with medical problems ranging from skeletal deformation to burn issues. 599-8841. Grange Diamond Jubilee. Noon. Humboldt Grange, 5845 Humboldt Hill Road, Eureka. Buffet luncheon followed by presentations and awards ceremony. Honorees include 25- and 40-year members. 443-0045. Senior Get Together. 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.

6 sunday EVENTS

AIGC Community Prayer Breakfast. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Arcata Community Center, 321 Community Parkway. Arcata Interfaith Gospel Choir hosts its annual concert featuring local rhythm and roots singer Joyce Hough and gourmet

continental breakfast. $15. 822-4444.

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Evita! Matinee. 2 p.m. Ferndale Rep. See May 4 listing.


HSU University Singers and Humboldt Chorale. 8 p.m. Fulkerson Recital Hall, HSU. From the sublime (“Ave Maria,” “American Mass”) to the ridiculous (“Jabberwocky,” “Animal Crackers”). $7/$3 students and seniors. 826-3928. Humboldt Symphony. 3 p.m. Fulkerson Recital Hall. See May 4 listing. Outreach at the Beach. 1-7 p.m. Merryman’s Beach House, Moonstone Beach, Westhaven. Bring your singer/song writing talent to share and enjoy with other performers.


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Indie Craft Show. 10:30 a.m. Trinidad Town Hall, 409 Trinity St. Jewelry, knitting corner, raffle. Benefit for Trinidad Library Building Fund. $2. 822-8222. Annual Members Show. 11 a.m. Westhaven Center for the Arts, 501 S. Westhaven Drive. Variety of works from over 30 local artists ranging from painting, sculpture, drawing, ceramics, mosaics, wheat weaving, to masks and jewelry. Runs through June 24. 677-9493.


Voices that Heal. 4 p.m. Arcata Playhouse, 1251 Ninth St. Documentary features interviews with six people whose personal stories shed light on mental health and the experience of being labeled as having a mental “illness.” 441-5553.


Audubon Society Eel River Canyon Hike. 8:30 a.m. Meet at Ray’s Food Place, Garberville. Check out birds, plant life and reptiles. 825-1195. Ma-le’l Dunes Photography Hike. 10 a.m.-noon. Meet in BLM parking area. Park Ranger Julie Clark leads a nature/ photography hike through dune forest out to the beach. 444-1397. Sierra Club Patrick’s Point Hike. 1 p.m. Meet at Visitor’s Center. Five-mile moderate difficulty hike includes Sumeg Native Village, Ceremonial Rock, Palmer’s Point, Patrick’s Point and Wedding Rock. 839-5971.


20th Annual Wildflower Show. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Willow Creek China-Flat Museum. See May 4 listing. 30th Annual Spring Wildflower Show. 1-4 p.m. Manila Community Center. See May 4 listing.


Freshwater Grange Breakfast. 8-11 a.m. Freshwater Grange, 49 Grange Road, Eureka. Monthly pancake breakfast. $5/$3 kids. 445-2517. Vegan Potluck. Noon. Humboldt Area Foundation, 373 Indianola Road, Bayside. Cinco de Mayo themed vegan potluck and free screening of the film Vegucated. 633-6340. Redwood Coast Scrabble Club. 1-5 p.m. Couple Cups, 1603 G St., Arcata. Fun with words. 677-9242.




Election Forum: Norman Solomon and Dan Hamburg. 6-7:30 p.m. Eureka Labor Temple, 840 E St. Democratic

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9 wednesday ELECTIONS

Meet Jill Stein. 7 p.m. Portuguese Hall, 1185 11th St., Arcata. Green Party presidential candidate Stein speaks and leads discussion on issues of the day.


North Coast Water Garden Club. 7 p.m. Wharfinger Building, 1 Marina Way, Eureka. Monthly meeting. Presentation by Kerri Whiting and Nicholas Mooslin. 839-0588. Eureka Mindfulness Group. 7:15 p.m. First Christian Church Eureka, 730 K St. Led by Cindee Grace. Topic: “Clarifying Your Life’s Meanings.” Fragrance free, please. $3/$6 free will donation. 269-7044.

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Long May You Bike $4.49 per gallon. That’s where we’re at, people. And with summer fast approaching, the rising price of gasoline is likely to put a damper on your Portland/San Francisco escape attempts. Is this the toothache that gets American drivers to realize that they’ve been eating too many pixie sticks? History screams “no.” But coincidentally (or not) the beginning-of-summer bump at the pump happens to fall right into National Bike Month. (For those who like to keep tabs on random month designations, it’s also National Brain Tumor Awareness Month, the U.K.’s National Smile Month, and Older Americans Month. But those aren’t relevant to this.) Guess what, HumCo. Local bicycle enthusiasts have no shortage of two-wheeled adventure in store for you this May. First, Saturday, May 5 sees the return of the Tour of the Unknown Coast — the annual multi-course-length bike ride that cuts through the Avenue of the Giants to Humboldt’s Lost Coast, south of Ferndale. Hardcore cyclists have the opportunity to attempt one of California’s most grueling “century” slogs — that’s 100 miles of pedaling, non-bikers. (There’s also lesser course lengths, on down to 10-milers. So, don’t worry.) Have the need for (human/gravity-generated) speed? Check out for more info and/or to register. But cycling doesn’t only have to be recreational. Local bike advocacy group Green Wheels is sponsoring a pair of Bike to Work Days and rallies this month: Bike to Work Day: Arcata takes place on Thursday, May 10. Helmeted commuters can stop by the Arcata Co-op from 7-9 a.m. for free hot drinks from the morning energy station. Then pedal on over to the Arcata Plaza on your lunch break for a bike rally at noon to show your support for non-motorized travel. Similarly, Bike to Work Day: Eureka takes place on Thursday, May 17 with the same hot drink deal goin’ down at the Eureka Co-op from 7-9 a.m. and a noon rally at the Gazebo in Old Town. For more details, head on over to Ride on! — Andrew Goff

congressional candidate and the former North Coast Congressman discuss regional, national and international issues. 845-9372. Susan Adams Dinner. 5-7 p.m. Wharfinger Building, 1 Marina Way, Eureka. Fundraiser for congressional candidate Adams with music by Joe Garceau Band, dinner by Rita’s. $25. 845-3700.


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.

8 tuesday ELECTIONS

Meet Jill Stein. 6:30 p.m. 1401 M St., Eureka. Green Party presidential candidate meet and greet.


CR Jazz Orchestra. 7 p.m. Forum Theater, CR, 7351 Tompkins Hill Road, Eureka. Free end of term concert includes big band swing and small group ensembles. 476-4100.


TED Talk Tuesday. 5-7 p.m. Arcata Technology Center, 1385 8th Street. Engaging discussions about inspirational or thought-provoking TED Talks. greenwaypartners. net/ai1ec_event/ted-talk-2sday. 822-0597. Humboldt Cribbage Club. 6:15-9:30 p.m. Moose Lodge, 4328 Campton Road, Eureka. Weekly cribbage tournament. $7. 444-3161. Healing Rooms of the Redwood Coast. 6:30-9 p.m. Wood Street Chapel, 1649 Wood St., Fortuna. Nondenominational prayer group. 834-5800.

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Candidate Meet and Greet. 5:30-8:30 p.m. Eureka Inn, 518 Seventh St. Meet 1st District supervisorial candidate Annette De Modena. Includes silent auction. $25.


Bike to Work Day: Arcata. Noon. Arcata Plaza, Ninth and G streets. Rally for National Bike Month. Meet fellow cyclists, learn bike safety skills, and show community support for the bicycle. Also, stop by the Arcata Co-op’s morning energizer station from 7-9 a.m., where cyclists wearing helmets get free hot drinks. humbike. org. 269-2061.


Patti Smith. 8 p.m. Van Duzer Theatre, HSU. Iconic songwriter/poet and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee performs. $45. 826-3928.


Musical Comedy Murders of 1940. 7:30 p.m. Eureka High School Auditorium. See May 3 listing. For Better. 8 p.m. Redwood Curtain. See May 3 listing.

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Sequoia Humane Society Raffle. A Mother’s Dayperfect 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. ●

book Rock ‘n’ Roll Women: Portraits of a Generation By Jonah Raskin – McCaa Books

The phrase “rock ‘n’ roll” describes a diverse  genre of music, the makers and listeners of which  span generations, class and cultural bounds. Rock  can be unpretentious, raw, emotional, comical, glamorous, heartbreaking, dark or light. Rock is loved by  many, and for some, rock music is a lifestyle. Indeed,  rock is an attitude that can be taken to the point of  ritualism. Rock music is undeniably part of all our lives and  histories; just like the nostalgia-invoking power of  certain smells, rock invokes vivid memories of the  times, places, and faces of our lives. Jonah Raskin’s  new collection of poetry, Rock ‘n’ Roll Women: Portraits of a Generation, captures the essence of  such rock evocations with respect to his experience  as a man who grew up in what was arguably the  height of rock ‘n’ roll. In the introduction to this compact volume,  Sonoma-based poet/journalist Raskin (born 1942)  recounts his first exposure to rock via a curly-haired  dishwasher chick who blasted Bo Diddley on her  record player. Importantly, he points out that he  almost always listened to rock music with other  people, and those people were mostly women. His  collection is a tribute to standout rocker women  from his past and present. With just 25 poems, ranging from nine to 11 lines  apiece, Raskin’s book is entirely readable in one  sitting. The poems, just like rock music, bring up  themes of passion, war, sex, heartbreak, loneliness,  spontaneity, melancholy, spunkiness, rebelliousness, glamour, power, idolization, the East and West  Coasts, psychedelics and fantasy. Raskin uses lyrical devices like onomatopoeia,  alliteration and rhyme to essentially entangle the  powerful essence of each woman he honors with  the rock he associates with her, in some cases  women musicians who rock, in others women  affected by rock. Consider, for example, the poem  titles “Joan and Joe Cocker,” “Sadie and Beach Boys/ Sex Pistols,” “Penny and The Joy of Cooking,” and  “Monica and Beyoncé.” (Note: Men are not entirely  left out of the collection.) Using direct and familiar imagery, every theme  he conjures is recognizable, regardless of what era  the referenced rock star or group is from. Raskin  includes a short list of some of his favorite rock  albums at the end of the collection for the reader to  pursue and enjoy. The beauty of the collection is how it underscores the circular nature of artistic creation:  beauty, emotion and art in turn inspire more beauty,  emotion, and art. Women and rock inspire Raskin —  together. The enjoyment for him is a package deal.  His language, like a good rock song, is unpretentious;  he does justice to the women he celebrates.  — Emily Hobelmann 

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Boys and Girls By Alabama Shakes — ATO

There’s not a lot for young people to do in  Athens, Ala., a small town located just south of the  Tennessee border. So when a group of young music  geeks got together to fight off the boredom,  eventually forming a band and exploring their  musical chops, it was a typical story. What’s atypical, however, is that a young new band came up  with such a unique mixture of R&B/soul and garage  rock with promiscuous depth and skill, laying down  tracks with tight arrangements illustrating crafted  songwriting. The quartet Alabama Shakes did just  that with their debut full-length release, Boys & Girls. The first cut, “Hold On,” kicks off with a drum  pattern and an immediate guitar riff that swings  with a country soul, reminiscent of the countrified  soul of Solomon Burke or Charlie Rich. There’s a  faint smell of familiarity, a melody loosely rooted  in ’50s R&B and ’60s soul, while there also exist raw  edges, drawn from previous era Southern garage  bands. That tradition that derives from bands  such as Tav Falco’s Panther Burns, The Flat Duo Jets  and Reigning Sound — all possessing key ties to  rockabilly, R&B, country and soul influences. Lead  vocalist and guitarist Brittany Howard’s voice confidently roars with a gospel conviction, “You just  gotta wait. You got to hold on,” as if from a pulpit. Howard’s powerful vocals recall the raw energy  of Janis Joplin, Otis Redding, Reigning Sound’s  Greg Cartwright, and most importantly, Big Mama  Thornton. What makes Alabama Shakes so distinct  is how Howard’s voice integrates so seamlessly with  the solid rhythm section of bassist Zac Cockrell  and drummer Steve Johnson and the varied and  tasteful guitar work of Heath Fogg. “I get to sing  into this microphone about whatever I want, and I  got a 42 decibel rock ‘n roll band that’s gonna give  me courage and back me up on it,” said Howard in  a recent interview with the online magazine, The Southern Rail. “I feel free and easy.” “You Ain’t Alone,” a garage-soul burner that  hints at the dramatic arc of Otis Redding’s “Try  a Little Tenderness,” is a great example of this  band’s ability to filter an inspiration of the past and  transform it into a modern original sound. It’s also  a great example of how young musicians overreach  as if they don’t know better; they’re just playing  “free and easy” and without fear. Boys and Girls is packed with such gems: from  the R&B powerhouse “Heartbreaker” to the Exileera Stones groove of “Be Mine.” Alabama Shakes,  though still in their early stage, have accomplished  a rare thing: They’ve redefined Southern rock,  contemporizing the anachronistic definition by  weaving together an intricate country-soul-garage  quilt for their astounding debut. — Mark Shikuma 

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THE FIVE-YEAR ENGAGEMENT. Writer/ actor Jason Segel has been collaborating with writer/director Nicholas Stoller for some time now. Often backed by Judd Apatow’s production company, they’ve achieved pretty significant financial success with their efforts. Their first major movie, Forgetting Sarah Marshall, was something of a breakthrough for the young filmmakers, even if I found its tone overly coarse and off-putting. To their credit, The Five Year Engagement forgoes the easy crassness of that early work, trading instead on Segel’s tried and true, aw-shucks affability. He gets a lot of help from a really funny supporting cast, and the script tweaks the rom-com formula in smart, subtle ways. On the whole this is satisfying stuff, even if it doesn’t break any entirely new ground. The title sums up the skeleton of the plot: Tom (Segel) and Violet (the always charming Emily Blunt) get engaged, but her academic career forces a move to Michigan and a postponement of the nuptials. Tom puts his chef job on hiatus; Violet’s contract gets extended; the delay

drags on; and eventually resentment and ennui start to creep into the relationship. Meanwhile Tom’s best friend (Parks and Recreation‘s Chris Pratt) and Violet’s sister (Mad Men’s Alison Brie) race through their own foil relationship, marrying and procreating before Tom and Violet can even start planning their wedding. In the describing, the storyline sounds like boilerplate stuff, which it is. But Segel and Stoller have pretty strong chops and an admirable ability to bring their unique sensibility to a traditional genre movie. As a result, The Five Year Engagement is sweet, funny, clever and pleasantly quirky. R. 124m. SAFE. I’ve said before — probably more than once — that Jason Statham is my guy. By my reckoning, he’s a near-perfect action star. Undeniably badass, he also manages to seem like he’s having tons of fun while pulling off back-cracking stunts and fight choreography. So I’ll happily go see just about anything he’s in. Unfortunately, that means I’ll end up seeing movies like Safe. Which isn’t to say this is an awful movie: It’s not, but it’s not especially continued on next page

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continued from previous page competent or memorable either. Statham plays Luke Wright, who, as we learn through increasingly clumsy exposition, is a super-assassin who ran afoul of the corrupt part of the NYPD and the Russian mob by not taking a dive in a cage fight. The Russians murdered his wife in reprisal and promised to kill anyone he might ever befriend in the future. So he lives on the street and in homeless shelters. Enter the 11-year-old math genius that the Chinese mob has forced to serve as a human computer. Turns out the Russians and the corrupt cops want information she has, and only Luke can protect her. And kill almost everybody he sees in the process. There are even more implausible plot threads hanging out of this thing, but there’s not much point in getting into that. Not surprisingly, this “kitchen sink” screenwriting doesn’t do the movie any favors. A few of the action sequences are legitimately brilliant, but they get lost amid scowling lowlifes and mundane (and weirdly bloodless) shootouts. R. 94m. THE PIRATES! BAND OF MISFITS. I’ve been a fan of Aardman Animation since the early days of Wallace and Gromit. And if you don’t like Wallace and Gromit, we probably have very little to talk about, you and I. The studio’s most recent project brings in a lot of the bug-eyed weirdness of those earlier movies, but not enough of the intelligence and heart that made them immortal. Hugh Grant plays the Pirate Captain, a cut-rate cutthroat with a fragile sense of self-worth. He wants to be the pirate of the year, but despite a crew of lovable oddballs (a Band of Misfits) he doesn’t really have it in him. Or so it might seem, until he gets tangled up with Charles Darwin, Queen Victoria and a convoluted plot involving his pet dodo, Polly. The look and feel of The Pirates are spot-on: From the creaking belly of the ship, to the foggy streets of 1837 London, to the steam-punk flying machine, there

are visual treats galore. But tonally the movie treads a tricky line. Some of the references and humor seem like they’d go over the heads of the target age group. And the plot drags painfully in a few spots. (Granted, I stay up later and drink more than the average audience for this movie, but it still seems weird that I came so close to falling asleep). PG. 88m. THE RAVEN. It is an odd choice for John Cusack to play Edgar Allen Poe. He carries it off, but he isn’t the actor that first springs to mind when one thinks of the dark, ragged prince of American letters. But then again, the whole idea of this movie is strange. It finds Poe nearly destitute, dogged by despair, and in love with a woman whose father can’t stand him. Into the alcoholic miasma of his life comes a serial killer who draws the inspiration for his crimes from Poe’s stories and poems. The movie successfully evokes a gloomy 19th Century Baltimore, and Cusack’s performance is solid. But these attributes are undermined by serious pacing and continuity issues and surprisingly bloody violence. The ending gives itself away summarily, but because the two hours leading up to it aren’t especially satisfying, it’s no great loss. R. 111m. —John J. Bennett


THE AVENGERS. Marvel’s superhero all-star game unites Iron Man, The Hulk, Captain America, Thor and, of course, Samuel L. Jackson (that bad mutha-effer). Directed by nerd demigod Joss Whedon. PG13. 142m. THINK LIKE A MAN. After two weeks atop the box office charts, this battleof-the-sexes comedy, which features a nearly all-black cast, comes to Humboldt County, which features a nearly all-white cast. PG13. 122m. KID WITH A BIKE. From filmmaking Belgian brothers Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne, this Grand Jury Prize-winner at last year’s Cannes Film Festival follows an emotionally troubled 11-year-old boy who strikes up a friendship with a pretty young hairdresser. In French with subtitles. 97m. PG13. THE DEEP BLUE SEA. Rachel Weisz stars as the unsatisfied wife of a British judge. Trouble arrives after she gets erotically entangled with a Royal Air Force pilot. Based on Terence Rattigan’s 1952

play. R. 98m. Thursday is Ocean Night at the Arcata Theatre Lounge, with this month’s seaworthy installment featuring Ocean Frontiers, a documentary that falls right into the evening’s wheelhouse — namely, showcasing unlikely allies (industrial shippers, biologists, pig farmers, snorkelers … ) who’ve banded together in defense of our planet’s life-supporting seas. 6:30 p.m. Humboldt Roller Derby won’t have another local bout until June 16, so you’ll have to make due with Whip It (2009), Drew Barrymore’s directorial debut, which stars Juno‘s Ellen Page and shows Friday at 8 p.m. PG13. 111m. Family-friendly Sunday will feature the adorable pig Babe (1995). 6 p.m. G. 89m. And, hoo boy, don’t miss your opportunity to see Sean Connery in a red diaper and suspenders — on the big screen! (Shudder.) Zardoz (1974) headlines Sci-Fi Pint and Pizza Night next Wednesday, followed by The Giant of Metropolis (1961), about which you need only know two things: 1. It’s a campy Italian sci-fi movie, and 2. Our hero is beset upon by “a horde of bloodthirsty dwarves.” Hell yes. 6 p.m.


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. 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. CHIMPANZEE. Hackneyed Disney doc narrated by Tim Allen. G. 78m. THE HUNGER GAMES. In a dystopian future state, teenagers get conscripted into a televised death match. Based on Suzanne Collins’ bestseller. PG. 142m. THE LUCKY ONE. Based on a Nicholas Sparks novel, this maudlin romance starring Zac Efron isn’t offensively bad, just painfully bland and drawn out. PG13. 101m. 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

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

Broadway Cinema 707-443-3456

1223 Broadway Street, Eureka Times are for 5/4 - 5/10 unless otherwise noted. THE AVENGERS 3D *11:30, 2:45, 6:00, 9:15 THE AVENGERS 2D 1:55, 5:15, 8:35 THINK LIKE A MAN 12:30, 3:20, 6:10, 9:00 THE RAVEN 1:15, 4:00, 6:45, 9:25 THE FIVE-YEAR ENGAGEMENT 12:10, 3:05, 6:05, 9:05 SAFE 11:50, 2:15, 4:40, 7:05, 9:30 PIRATES! BAND OF MISFITS 3D 1:40, 6:25 PIRATES! BAND OF MISFITS 2D 11:20, 4:05, 8:45 THE LUCKY ONE 1:05, 3:45, 6:20, 8:55 CHIMPANZEE 11:25, 1:30, 3:40, 5:45, 8:00 the three stooges 2:35, 7:20 cabin in the woods 12:15, 4:55, 9:40 WRATH OF THE TITANS 3D 6:50 WRATH OF THE TITANS 2D 1:45 HUNGER GAMES 11:40, 2:40, 5:50, 9:00 21 JUMP STREET 4:10, 9:20

Mill Creek Cinema

707-839-3456 1575 Betty Court, McKinleyville Times are for 5/4 - 5/10 unless otherwise noted. THE AVENGERS 3D *1:45, 5:10, 8:30 THE AVENGERS 2D *11:30, 2:45, 6:00, 9:15 THE FIVE-YEAR ENGAGEMENT *12:10, 3:05, 6:10, 9:05 SAFE *11:40, 2:05, 4:35, 7:00, 9:25 THE LUCKY ONE *1:05, 3:40, 6:15, 8:50 CHIMPANZEE 11:50, 2:00, 4:15, 6:25, 8:35 PIRATES! BAND OF MISFITS 3D 3:15, 8:00 PIRATES! BAND OF MISFITS 2D 12:45, 5:40 HUNGER GAMES *2:20, 5:30, 8:45

Minor Theatre 707-822-3456

1001 H Street, Arcata Times are for 5/4 - 5/10 unless otherwise noted.

THE AVENGERS 2D *2:00, 5:15, 8:30 KID WITH A BIKE (LE GAMIN AU VELO) *2:20, 4:20, 6:30, 8:45 *FRENCH W/ ENGLISH SUBTITLES* DEEP BLUE SEA *2:10, 4:30, 6:50, 9:10

Fortuna Theater

707-725-2121 1241 Main Street, Fortuna Times are for 5/4 -5/10 unless otherwise noted. THE AVENGERS 3D THE AVENGERS 2D PIRATES! BAND OF MISFITS 3D THE FIVE-YEAR ENGAGEMENT THE LUCKY ONE THE HUNGER GAMES

*11:45, 3:00, 6:15, 9:30 *1:45, 5:00, 8:15 *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 *12:20, 3:25, 6:30, 9:45

Garberville Theater 707-923-3580

766 Redwood Drive, Garberville 21 JUMP STREET THE WOMAN IN BLACK

5/4 - 5/7: 7:30 5/8 & 5/10: 7:30 EXCEPT 5/9: 6:30

NORTH COAST ARTS. July 9-20. One or two-week intensive classes taught by HSU art faculty within the well-equipped HSU art studios. Courses include ceramics, painting, photography, jewelry, sculpture, K-12 education. Designed for beginners and advanced professionals. Register by June 21 to reserve your space. Optional academic credit is also available. For more details, fees and to register: www.humboldt. edu/northcoastarts or call HSU Extended Education at (707) 826-3731. (AC-0614)

Arts & Crafts 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 will be held on Fri., May 18,10-1pm, Fee $25 (plus a $10 materials fee), at college of the Redwoods Downtown site. Information or to register, call College of the Redwoods Community Education at 269-4000 or visit, visit the Community Education link. (AC-0503) HAND EMBROIDERY & EMBELLISHMENT. Every Fri., 2-4 p.m. $30. Learn how to add stunning designs to clothes and home accessories. New projects every week. Origin Design Lab, 426 3rd St., Old Town Eureka, (707) 497-6237, (AC-0531) 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. Fun to be felted by all! Origin Design Lab, 426 3rd St., Old Town Eureka, (707) 497-6237, www. (AC-0531) LEARN TO CROCHET AT YARN. Thurs.s, May 17-31, 5:30-7:30 p.m. $60, plus materials. Crochet is making a comeback! Learn the basic crochet stitches while completing a simple project. Call 443-YARN for information and registration. (AC-0510)

NEEDLE FELTING. Fri.s, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. $30. All the basics to get you started in this great art form. No experience necessary. All materials provided. Origin Design Lab, 426 3rd St., Old Town Eureka, (707) 4976237, (AC-0531)

VERY BEGINNING SEWING. Wed., 6-8 p.m. $30. 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-0531) 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. Preregistration required. Call HSU Extended Education at 826-3731 to register, or visit extended. (AC-0510)

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.



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) 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. Preregistration required. Call HSU Extended Education at 826-3731 to register, or visit extended. (AC-0510)


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) QUIET- THE POWER OF INTROVERTS IN A WORLD THAT CAN’T STOP TALKING. Susan Cain’s book, Quiet- the Power of Introverts in a World that Can’t Stop Talking, addresses the social contributions of Introverts. Discover YOUR style with practical tips for translating communications between Introverts and Extraverts. Class held on Wed.s starting May 9 -30, 1-3 p.m, at College of the Redwoods Downtown Site, Fee $39. Information or to register, call College of the Redwoods Community Education at 269-4000 or visit, visit Community Education link. (CMM-0503) continued on next page


MAKING PHOTOGRAPHS 1. Learn more in this 7-week course about your digital camera and techniques that will help your artistic expression in making photographs from local professional photographer, Gary Todoroff. Class held on Tue.s beginning May 15, and running to June 26th, 3:30-5:30, at the College of the Redwoods Eureka Downtown site, Fee $75. Information or to register, call College of the Redwoods Eureka Downtown site, at 269-40000 or visit, visit Community Education link. (AC-0503)

RAKU FIRING. Come to Fire Arts and experience the enjoyment of pottery firings. Bring your own bisqueware or select from a variety of unglazed pieces & glazes from Fire Arts. Call Thurs. to reserve space. Glazing at noon & Firing at 1 p.m. on Fri., $6/ piece or $25/kiln load. Fire Arts Center, 707-826-1445. (AC-0503)



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OIL PAINTING. Old masters techniques to the styles of popular contemporaries. Tues.s and/or Wed.s, $100/month. Plein-air weekends by appointment. Contact Robert at The Busch Gallery, (216) 315-2646, (AC-0524)

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continued from previous page LIFETREE CAFE: JOIN THE CONVERSATION. What happens when you think your dreams have died? Join the conversation about Mandy Harvey, a singer who suffered hearing loss and continued to follow her dreams. Sun., May 6, 7 p.m. Lifetree Café, 76 13th St., Arcata. Free Admission. Questions, Contact Bob Dipert 672-2919, (CMM-0503)

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-0531)

Dance, Music, Theater, Film

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)

AERIAL SILKS. With Celeste Castillo of Argentina. 8 years teaching experience. Tues. 3-5 Int/Adv., 6-8 Beg., Far North Climbing Gym 1065 K St. Arcata. Thurs 4-6 Beg. Synapsis 47 W. 3rd St. Eureka, $60 monthly $20 drop-in. (DMF-0726)

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)

DISCOVER ARGENTINE TANGO! Beginning lessons Sun., 5-5:45 p.m. Practica 6-7p.m., $6 Studio of Dance Arts, Eureka. 445-2655, 822-6170. (DMT-0628)

DANCE WITH DEBBIE. Ballroom, Latin, & Swing. Group & Private lessons. Weddings & special events. Learn to dance and have fun doing it! Call (707) 4643638, or visit (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) 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) BELLY DANCING WITH SHOSHANNA. Feel fabulous in classes for all levels in Arcata at Redwood Raks. 616-6876 or (DMT-1227)


NEW AT CROSSFIT EUREKA! Offering Core Strength, Kettlebell, FitMom Prenatal Movement, Vinyasa Fow Yoga, Clinics for Endurance Runners, Foundations with Dr. Phil Pritting D.C., (F-0719) 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) 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)

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) DANCE-FIT. Dance, aerobics & strength training all in one class ! Mon., Wed. & Fri. 9-10 a.m First class is free. Drop in for $5 per class or 14 classes for $55. No Limits tap & jazz studio, corner of 10th & K st. Arcata. 825-0922 (F-1227) NORTHCOAST AIKIDO FOUNDATION. Instructing non-violent martial arts since 1978. Mon.-Fri., 6-7:30 pm. Adult Beginning Special: 6 weeks for $99, enrollment ongoing. Children’s classes Mon. or Wed., 4-5 pm, $40/month. Visitors welcome! 890 G Street, Arcata, entrance around back. 826-9395. www. (F-1227)


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)


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)

Kids & Teens

CRAFTY KIDS AGES 7 & UP. Every Wed., 4-6 p.m. $25. Introduction to a variety of fun creative crafts, sewing and felting. Snack and materials included. Origin Design Lab, 426 3rd St., Old Town Eureka, (707) 497-6237, (K-0531) FRESH VOICES MUSIC PROGRAM. Teens 12-17 invited to write lyrics, create beats and record original songs on professional equipment. All genres of music welcome. Friendly, pressure free environment. Tues.s, 6-8 p.m., John Ryan Youth Center, 1653 J St. Call 4414240. (K-0503) SATURDAYS AT THE GULCH. Youth ages 10-14 invited to skate at Cooper Gulch Skate Park, play disc golf & hang out! Activities supervised; youth must provide their own helmet and board. 1720 10th St., next to parking lot. Sat’s, 3-5 p.m. Call 441-4240 for information. (K-0503) WEEKEND CRAFTY KIDS AGES 7 & UP. Every Sat. Morning 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. $25. Introduction to a varied of fun creative crafts, sewing and felting, Snack and materials included. Origin Design Lab, 426 3rd St., Old Town Eureka, (707) 497-6237, www. (K-0531) ZUMBA FOR TWEENS & TEENS. Great music in a fun dance environment! Energizing four-week class, ages 12-17, Wed’s, 4-4:45 p.m starting May 9, $20. A chance to move, get their heart rates up & have a good time while getting fit. Call 441-4244 or visit The Adorni Center, 1011 Waterfront Dr. (K-0503) 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)

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-0531) 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)


CHOCOLATE MEDICINE WITH POWER FOODS. Fri., June 8, 2-5 p.m. $65 + $10 lab fee. Learn to make powerful, vital, aphrodisiac treats to use as medicine for body and spirit. You will be able to prepare the treats as demonstrated and also learn how to add cannabis medicine to recipes. 707 Campus, 1881 Barnett Ct., #4, Redway Meadows Business Park. Register online,, (707) 672-9860. (W-0607) 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) 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)

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)

Over 50

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)


FOLLOW YOUR HEART MOTHER’S DAY MAGIC. Make mom something sparkly special. Kids 7- 13. Sat., May 5 and/or May 12. 2-4 p.m. $20/session. Ms. Jasmine. 601-9901. McKinleyville. (K-0510)

OSHER LIFELONG LEARNING INSTITUTE (OLLI). Offers dynamic classes for people age 50 and over. Call 826-5880 or visit to register for classes. (O-1227) THE 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) 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) 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)

Field notes 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) TAROT AS AN EVOLUTIONARY PATH. Classes in Eureka and Arcata. Private mentorships, readings. Carolyn Ayres, 442-4240, www.tarotofbecoming. com. (S-0517) 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) PLANT SPIRIT COMMUNICATION. Sat., June 9, 1-4 p.m. $45. With Wendy Read. Drum journey to explore and form a much deeper partnership with the plant allies all around you. 707 Campus, 1881 Barnett Rd., #4, in Meadows Business Park. Register online,, (707) 672-9860. (S-0607)


CO-ED SOFTBALL. Hit it out of the park with Eureka Recreation’s Co-ed Softball League! Grab your main squeeze, friends, family and co-workers and form your dream team! Find out more on Thurs., May 17, 6 p.m., Adorni Center. Call 441-4245 for info. (SR-0503) HUMBOATS 7TH ANNUAL MOTHER’S DAY PADDLE. Sunday May 13, 10 a.m.-noon. Tour Humboldt bay with professional guides. Moms are free (everyone else $15) call to reserve a space. 443-5157 (SR-0510) 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-0510)


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)


WANT TO BECOME A SMOG TECHNICIAN? or do you need to update or renew your technician license? College of the Redwoods Community Education is now offering smog technician training. For information on this new program, call College of the Redwoods Community Education at 269-4000 or visit, visit Community Education link. (V-0503)

CERTIFICATE IN FACULTY PREPARATION. Teaching in Higher Education. Do you want to teach in higher education? This series of online courses introduces prospective and current faculty to the roles and responsibilities of teaching in higher education and specifically addresses teaching, learning and technology issues in the college classroom. The capstone course is an apprentice teaching experience arranged by the candidate, during which the candidate is mentored by a senior faculty member. This is a three-semester, 12-unit certificate program that starts June 25. For full course descriptions, deadlines, fees and more information, visit www. or contact Humboldt State University Office of Extended Education at 707-826-3731 or (V-0621)

Six Rivers (by Any Other Name)



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-0503) REDWOOD HEALING ARTS. Enrolling now for our Basic Massage workshop for friends, family, & couples! May 12, Willow Creek (707) 444-0304, (W-00510) DANCING FOR BIRTH: PREGNANCY/ POSPARTUM FITNESS. If you can walk you can dance! Fun and relaxing, no experience needed. It’s a feel-good workout with world dance movements that benefit the pregnant/postpartum body. Babies are welcome. Sun., 2-3:30 p.m. with Sarah Biggs, doula and educator. Contact 840-4617, $10/class & first class free in Arcata at Humboldt Capoeira Academy. (W-0705) NEW QIGONG CLASSES & WORKSHOPS ! Visit for current schedules/class information, or contact Zena Bardelás 707-498-1009 (W-0531) 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) ●

By Barry Evans ow many phrases starting with “Six Rivers” can you come up with? Let’s see, we’ve got Six Rivers Brewery, Optical, Running Club, Masonic Lodge, Real Estate, Medical Clinic, Planned Parenthood, Bank … and many more. The “Six Rivers” moniker might never have been, though. In 1946, when a name was being sought for the state’s newest national forest, Six Rivers was one of dozens of proposals. It was chosen essentially by default as the least controversial and easiest to change if necessary. (“Nobody will go to war over the abandonment of ‘Six Rivers,’” wrote a DC-based USDA official at the time.) Proposed names included: Bret Harte (1800s Union — now Arcata — newspaperman before his success as a novelist and poet). Jed Smith (early explorer, hence Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park). Starr King (California minister and politician, “the orator who saved the nation” by persuading California lawmakers not to secede during the Civil War). Yurok (dropped because the tribe’s homeland lay outside of the new forest). Gregg (Dr. Josiah Gregg, along with L.K. Wood and six others, rediscovered Humboldt Bay in 1849). Ehrenberg (Cartographer Hermann Ehrenberg “discovered” the mouth of the Klamath in 1848). Silcox (Ferdinand Augustus Silcox, Forest Service chief forester 1933-39). Redwood or Redwood Empire (rejected because of the lack of significant redwood stands within park boundaries). “Six Rivers” was actually the second name proposed by California author Peter Kyne (whose novel The Valley of the Giants was made into a movie in 1919, again in 1927, and yet again in 1939). Kyne originally proposed “Cinco Rios” after counting just five rivers within the new forest. Local foresters insisted that (1) Kyne was one river short of a full name and (2) Spanish explorers had little influence on the North Coast. Kyne reconsidered, and Six Rivers it was and is. On June 3, 1947, President Harry Truman proclaimed the new national for-

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est, an amalgam of parts of Trinity, Klamath and Siskyou national forests. It covers nearly 1,700 square miles (10 percent larger than Rhode Island) in a thin strip from the Oregon border to Mendocino County. The six rivers are: Klamath (15,751 square mile watershed basin, 263 miles long.) Rising in Oregon, it’s the only one of the six that flows from out of state. Efforts are currently under way to remove four of the upstream dams (Field Notes, 1/15/09). Trinity (2,853 sq. mi., 165 m.) Tributary to the Klamath, meeting it at Weitchpec. The Hupa people called the river the Hoopah. South Fork Trinity is the longest free-flowing river in California. Eel (3,684 sq. mi., 200 m.) Named for the lampreys that Josiah Gregg received in a trade with local Wiyot Indians, mistaking them for eels. Van Duzen (429 sq. mi., 63 mi.) Named by Josiah Gregg, the Van Duzen is tributary to the Eel, meeting it downstream of Rio Dell near Scotia Bluffs. Smith (719 sq. mi., 25 m.) Named for Jedediah Smith, it is a dam-free river. Mad (497 sq. mi., 113 m.) The Mad flows freely for 85 percent of its length, until it reaches Ruth Lake/Matthews dam. The name stems from Josiah Gregg’s argument with the rest of his party at the mouth of the river (Field Notes, 3/12/09). It’s the only one of the six not designated a National Wild and Scenic River. l Barry Evans ( thanks historian Pamela Conners for her book, A History of the Six Rivers National Forest (USDA Forest Service, 1998). • NORTH COAST JOURNAL • THURSDAY, MAY 3, 2012


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


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 2170021716 of the Business & Professions Code, Section 2328 of the UCC, Section 535 of the Penal Code and provisions of the Civil Code. The undersigned will sell at 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

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You will need to re-register to vote when: • You move • You change your name VOTER REGISTRATION DEADLINE The voter registration period remains open throughout the year except after the voter registration deadline date, which is a closed period of not less than two weeks prior to election day and shall remain closed until election counting day. The deadline date for registration is October 19, 2012. However, please be advised that voters who register after the deadline date will not receive a Vote-by-Mail ballot. The 2012 Election counting day is set for November 14, 2012. USES OF VOTER INFORMATION (ELECTION POLICY) Information on your voter registration application/affidavit will be used by elections officials to send you official information on the voting process and the Vote-by-Mail ballot. Items such as Driver’s license and social security numbers, or your signature as shown on your voter registration application, cannot be released for commercial purposes. If you have any questions about the use of voter information or wish to report suspected misuse of such information, please call UIHS Compliance Officer at 707.825.5000. 12-132 (5/3)

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 BIKE PED ED at 1000 Lighthouse Rd., Petrolia, CA 95558, P.O. Box 8, Petrolia, CA 95558. Kristen Swanson 1000 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 4/9/12. /s Kristen Swanson. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Humboldt County on April 9, 2012. CAROLYN CRNICH Humboldt County Clerk 5/3, 5/10, 5/17, 5/24/2012 (12-131)


The following person is doing business as TRILLIUM HOMECARE SERVICES at 754 5th Street, #C, Arcata, CA 95521. Jessica McCollough 754 5th Street, #C Arcata, CA 95521 The business is conducted by An Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name listed above on n/a. /s Jessica N. McCollough. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Humboldt County on April 10, 2012. CAROLYN CRNICH Humboldt County Clerk 5/3, 5/10, 5/17, 5/24/2012 (12-130)


The following persons are doing

business as THE SIREN’S SONG TAVERN at 325 2nd St., Eureka, CA 95501. Phyllis Barba 210 C St. Eureka, CA 95501 Nathan Swenson 7781 Butler Valley Rd. Korbel, CA 95550 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 Phyllis Barba. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Humboldt County on April 25, 2012. CAROLYN CRNICH Humboldt County Clerk 5/3, 5/10, 5/17, 5/24/2012 (12-133)


The following persons are doing business as EnVision at 3115 Lowell St., Eureka, CA 95503, P.O. Box 475, Eureka, CA 95502. Simone Mellor 3115 Lowell St. Eureka, CA 95503 Lisa Jennings 2485 Jones Avenue McKinleyville, CA 95519 The business is conducted by A General Partnership. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name listed above on 5/1/2012. /s Lisa J. Jennings, Simon Mellor. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Humboldt County on April 26, 2012. CAROLYN CRNICH Humboldt County Clerk 5/3, 5/10, 5/17, 5/24/2012 (12-136)


The following persons are doing business as MASAKI’S KYOTO JAPANESE RESTAURANT at 320 F St., Eureka, CA 95501, P.O. Box 3386,

Eureka, CA 95502. Masaki Group LLC 322 W. Sonoma Eureka, CA 95501 LLC California The business is conducted by A Limited Liability Company. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name listed above on 7/04/07. /s Eric Masaki, Manager. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Humboldt County on April 27, 2012. CAROLYN CRNICH Humboldt County Clerk 5/3, 5/10, 5/17, 5/24/2012 (12-137)


The following persons are doing business as MASAKI’S MONGOLIAN GRILL at 465 I St., Arcata, CA 95521, P.O. Box 3386, Eureka, CA 95502. Masaki Group LLC 322 W. Sonoma Eureka, CA 95501 LLC California The business is conducted by A Limited Liability Company. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name listed above on n/a. /s Eric Masaki, Manager. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Humboldt County on April 27, 2012. CAROLYN CRNICH Humboldt County Clerk 5/3, 5/10, 5/17, 5/24/2012 (12-138)


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

4/26, 5/3, 5/10, 5/17/2012 (12-124)


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 person is doing business as HUMBOLDT GREEN

4/19, 4/26, 5/3, 5/10/2012 (12-123)


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.


4/19, 4/26, 5/3, 5/10/2012 (12-120)


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)


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 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 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


parent whose kids are playing near this puzzle? 30. Got stage fright, say 31. Big Band ____ 32. ‘60s White House resident, familiarly 36. Attempt 38. Dakota tribe 41. Tooth tissue 42. Health 44. “Casa ____ Babys” (2003 John Sayles film) 45. Communication for the deaf: Abbr. 46. Bygone German leaders


25. Suffix with moral or popular 26. Extend credit 27. Bro 28. College town just off Interstate 95 29. Taxi charges 30. Voice of Miss Piggy and Yoda 32. Talk endlessly to 33. Sassy 34. Program that surpasses its competitors 35. 10-12 of 26 37. Polished off 39. Keister 40. X ____ xylophone 43. Opposite of NNW 47. Puts up

1. Adrien of cosmetics 6. Locale 10. Dept. of Labor agency 14. “Stormy Weather” singer Lena 15. Coal carrier 16. Fruit with a “check the neck” ripeness test 17. Muzzle 18. “I’m all ____” 19. Rope material 20. Leading 22. French river 23. Org. with a closing bell 24. With 49-Across, direction to a 1. 1877 Harte/Twain play 2. Cox of “Deliverance” 3. Univ. staff 4. Accustom 5. Mother of Apollo 6. Prefix with scope 7. A Gershwin 8. Paving goo 9. Mommy’s triplets? 10. Biblical land of wealth 11. Bit of monkey business? 12. Virginia ____ 13. Dada artist Jean 21. Big ATM manufacturer 22. Adds on


49. See 24-Across 51. Tiny fraction of a min. 55. “Frazier” role 56. “Ta-da!” 58. Debate (with) 60. 97.5% of a penny 63. Long Island airport town 64. Word on a 2008 Obama poster 65. Radiate 66. Red giant variety 67. Angelo’s instrument 68. Siestas 69. Pop singer who uses a dollar sign in her name 48. 18-20 of 26 50. Jazz pianist Chick with 16 Grammys 51. Entourage 52. Some bank deposits 53. Son of Elam whose name means “God the Lord” 54. “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington” director 57. QB Michael 58. ____ Na Na 59. Neighbor of ESP, in the Olympics 60. Some meditation 61. “____ little confused ...” 62. Puppy’s bite VERY EASY #10


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

Solution, tips and computer program at

4/26, 5/3, 5/10, 5/17/2012 (12-125)

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

CROSSWORD By David Levinson Wilk

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

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continued from previous page. 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 4/19, 4/26, 5/3, 5/10/2012 (12-118)

order to sHoW cause for cHange of name case no. cv120205 superior court of caLifornia, countY of HumBoLdt 825 fiftH street eureKa, ca 95501

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)

notice of petition to administer estate of BerYL ivY stocKeL case no. pr120102

To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of: ATTACHMENT A, BERYL IVY STOCKEL also known as BERYL IVY WRIGHT, BERYL I. GRAY, BERYL I. NOAD, BERYL GRAY STOCKEL, BERYL G. STOCKEL, BERYL I. STOCKEL. A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by CHERYL K. LUDY in the Superior Court of California, County of Humboldt. THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that CHERYL K. LUDY be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the

decedent. THE PETITION requests the decedent’s will and codicils, if any, be admitted to probate. The will and any codicils are available for examination in the file kept by court. THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A HEARING on the petition will be held on May 24, 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: WILLIAM T. KAY, JR. (SBN 59581) LAW OFFICE OF WILL KAY 628 H STREET EUREKA, CA 95501 (707) 445-2301 APRIL 24, 2012 SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA COUNTY OF HUMBOLDT 5/3, 5/10, 5/17/2012 (12-134)

notice of petition to administer estate of eddie raY underWood case no. pr120104

To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both,

of: EDDIE RAY UNDERWOOD. A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by REBECCA L. RAMIREZ in the Superior Court of California, County of Humboldt. THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that REBECCA L. RAMIREZ be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A HEARING on the petition will be held on May 24, 2012 at 1:50 p.m. at the Superior Court of California, County of Humboldt, 825 Fifth Street, Eureka, in Dept. 8. IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of the deceased, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within four months from the date of first issuance of letters as provided in Probate Code Section 9100. The time for filing claims will not expire before four months from the hearing date noticed above. YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. ATTORNEY FOR PETITIONER: LEON A. KARJOLA, CSB NO. 69056 ATTORNEY AT LAW 732 FIFTH STREET, SUITE E EUREKA, CA 95501 (707) 445-0804 APRIL 25, 2012 SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA COUNTY OF HUMBOLDT 5/3, 5/10, 5/17/2012 (12-135)

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AIRLINE CAREERS. Become an Aviation Maintenance Tech. FAA approved training. Financial aid if qualified- Housing available. Job placement assistance. Call Aviation Institute of Maintenance 888-242-3214. (E-0503) CAR OWNERS EARN $600/ MONTH. Rent out your car safely with You control the price, times & people for each rental. RelayRides provides all insurance & support. Free to join. Questions? Email Earn@ or call (415) 7294227 (AAN CAN) (E-0503) F/T MEDICAL FRONT DESK/ ELIGIBILITY ASSISTANT. Join our fast-paced and friendly health center. Qualified applicants must be customer service oriented and possess excellent phone, computer and general office skills. Spanish-speaking and knowledge of public assistance programs preferred. Interested parties are encouraged to complete the employment application at www., or apply in-person at Redwoods Rural Health Center, 101 West Coast Rd., Redway, or contact Tawnya Carr at 923-2783. RRHC is an EOE and offers competitive compensation packages. (E-0510) ELITE CAREGIVERS NOW HIRING. Humboldt/Del Norte FT/ PT Certified Caregivers, CNA/ HHA. Competitive wages and Benefits. elitecaregivers@gmail. com. (E-0607) KHSU IS ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS. For two positions, Morning Host and Evening Host. Visit for more information. (E-0503) Announce that job opening here. Call 442-1400 to place your ad. VISA/MC




Employment LegaL Secretary CiTy of EurEkA $2,953 - $3,592/month + excellent benefits. The City of Eureka is looking for a highly motivated, enthusiastic, customer service oriented individual to perform a variety of journey-level confidential, complex legal secretarial and clerical work in support of the City Attorney. Equivalent to an Associate’s degree with major coursework in law, legal assistance, or a related field, and five (5) years legal office experience in the research, review and preparation of legal documents and pleadings is required. for a complete job description and application packet: visit the Personnel Department at 531 k Street in Eureka, or call the Job Line at (707) 441-4134, or apply online at

Recruitment closes at 5:00 pm, Thursday May 31, 2012. EoE

Come join our dedicated team of professionals who are committed to compassionate care. MEDICAL ASSISTANT (1 F/T Willow Creek, 1 F/T Crescent City) Must have injection certification, CPR certification, strong computer skills and 6 or more months experience. DRIVER/INTAKE WORKER (1 F/T EUREKA) Responsible for driving and maintaining the van in good working condition. Driver/ Intake Worker also collects health, demographic and billing information from patients, performs eligibility screens and enrolls patient in health programs. Requires high school diploma or GED, six months of related experience, current CPR certification and valid CA drivers’ license.

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

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

director of nursing Arcata- Must have a BA in nursing; or MA in Nursing or related field (Health Administration, Public Health or Management) preferred. In conjunction, 5 years’ experience in nursing management at administrative level w/ demonstrated leadership & management skills in a hospital or ambulatory care setting. Pharmacy receptionist Arcata- Must have HS diploma/GED; prefer experience or training in medical field & customer service skills. regional director Del Norte County Clinics (Smith River, Crescent City, & Klamath) – Must have a BA or MA in healthcare related field. In addition, 2-3 years progressive managerial & supervisory experience in healthcare setting; knowledge of Accreditation, Tribal, Indian Health Care, State, & Federal guidelines, regulation & standards; & demonstrate expertise in communication, negotiation, coaching, & interpersonal skills. community Services division director Arcata- Must have an MPH; three years of administrative and supervisory experience in multi-functional organizations; and more. UIHS is an electronic health record site and offers competitive wages & benefits. Must be sensitive to the needs of the American Indian Community. Computer skills & ability to work in fast paced environment required. In accordance with P.L. 93-638 American Indian Preference will be given. Must have valid driver license and be insurable. UIHS is an alcohol & drug free workplace w/ required testing. An Application can be obtained at or entire packet @ 1600 Weeot Way, Arcata or call H/R @ (707) 825-5000. Closes: 5-11-12

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Assistant Water Operations Supervisor Monthly Range: $4,918-$5,977. Supports the Water Operations Supervisor (who is Chief Operator pursuant to State drinking water regulations) by performing activities related to operations, maintenance, and control of the District’s water pumping distribution, treatment, and hydroelectric facilities. Fills operational shifts as the Shift Operator for a portion of the work week. Participates in, and helps oversee, sample collection and basic laboratory testing, meter reading, water service connections, backflow compliance, and other customer service work. Provides primary development and oversight of the District’s GIS/FIS system. Must possess/obtain and maintain a Grade IV Water Treatment Certificate, a Grade IV Water Distribution Certificate, and a Backflow Certificate. HBMWD is the regional wholesale water provider for the Humboldt Bay area serving a population of 88,000. Salary is based on education and experience. We offer a regionally competitive benefits package including CalPERS retirement, ACWA-sponsored Anthem Blue Cross medical plans, dental, vision and life insurance.

Position is open until filled with a priority deadline of May 15, 2012. To be considered for this position, a fully completed and signed application is required. For a position description and application form, see our website at or call to have one sent to you. Completed applications must be submitted to: Humboldt Bay Municipal Water District, 828 7th Street, P.O. Box 95, Eureka, CA, 95502. Phone: 707-443-5018 Fax: 707-443-5731.

HELP WANTED!!! Make money Mailing brochures from home! FREE Supplies! Helping HomeWorkers since 2001! Genuine Opportunity! No experience required. Start Immediately! www. (AAN CAN) (E0607) FULL TIME HOUSE CLEANING POSITION. Available with Dependable Cleaning. Mon.-Fri. No evenings or weekends. Bi-lingual a plus.Valid license and reliable vehicle required. Call 445-1094 and leave name, phone number and best time to call. (E-0531) PAID IN ADVANCE! Make $1,000 a Week mailing brochures from home! Guaranteed Income! FREE Supplies! No experience required. Start Immediately! www. (AAN CAN) (E-0607) $$$HELP WANTED$$$ Extra Income! Assembling CD cases from Home! No Experience Necessary! Call our Live Operators Now! 1-800-405-7619 EXT 2450 http://www.easywork-greatpay. com (AAN CAN) (E-0614) HOME CAREGIVERS PT/FT. Nonmedical caregivers to assist elderly in their homes. Top hourly fees. 442-8001. (E-1227)

Rentals EUREKA 1BD UPSTAIRS DOWNTOWN APARTMENT. $600/ month. No smoking. 442-5938. (R-0510)


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

EHO. Hearing impaired: TDD Ph# 1-800-735-2922. Apply at Office: 2575 Alliance Rd. Arcata, 8am-12pm & 1-4pm, M-F (707) 822-4104 EUREKA APARTMENT. 1335 6th St. 1/1 Apt., SEC 8 OK, W/S/G Pd., MtM, Rent $600, Vacant 6/2., Rental hotline (707) 444-9197. (R-0503) EUREKA HOUSE. 4622 Kincaid. 3BD/2.5BA, Private Master Suite, Walk-In Closets, Pet Friendly, Rent $1600, Available Now. www., Rental hotline (707) 444-9197. (R-0503)

EUREKA IMMACULATE UPSTAIRS 2BD. 606 8th. W/G paid. Garage, coin-op, quiet. $800/1st/ deposit. 845-2904. (R-0503) EUREKA ROOM FOR RENT. 314 E St. ALL UTILITIES PAID. Affordable Room in Old Town. Locked entrance building, shared laundry, kitchen & baths. OSRM. MTM, Rent $350, Vacant Now. www., Rental hotline (707) 444-9197. (R-0503) HUMBOLDT BAY PROPERTIES. Apartments, rooms and houses. 443-5228. (R-0510) 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) EUREKA STUDIO APARTMENT. on 1 acre, jacuzzi tub, some utilities, laundry, no pets, no smoking, $800 month, 442-0952 (R-0503) FORTUNA TOWNHOUSE. 2 BEDROOM 1.5 BATH, appliances, garbage paid, carport, w/d hook-up, patio. $800 mo., plus sec. deposit. No pets, (707) 725-6293 (R-0503) WILLOW CREEK 2BD/2BA. On riverfront acreage, beautiful quiet setting. $950/month, (360) 352-2076. (R-0503) BY THE BAY & OLD TOWN. Eureka 1BD/1BA Apartment. $625/ month, $1000/deposit. No Smoking/Pets. W/S/G paid. References required. 445-4679. (R-0510) ALL AREAS - ROOMMATES.COM. Browse hundreds of online listings with photos and maps. Find your roommate with a click of the mouse! Visit: (AAN CAN) (R-0531)

Business Rentals 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 (BR-1227) • North Coast Journal • Thursday, MAY 3, 2012


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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 (RE-0621) 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) 8329121. 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) 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) 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)

HAVE A VACATION RENTAL. List it in The North Coast Journal, email, or call 442-1400 for more info. and Great Rates. (L-0531) TRAVEL COMPANION AVAILABLE. Level headed, patient, fifty year old woman who has humor and is even tempered can be scheduled for short or long trips this year. Do you have a trip in mind but can’t imagine going alone and would like company? Delightful Companion for hire Call ( 707) 498-8981 (L-0531)





CASH FOR CARS: Any Car/Truck. Running or Not! Top Dollar Paid. We Come To You! Call For Instant Offer: 1-888-420-3808 www. (AAN CAN) (A-0712) YOUR ROCKCHIP IS MY EMERGENCY! Glaswelder, Mobile, windshield repair. 442-GLAS, (A-1227)



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OVERWHELMED WITH STUFF? Have an extra fixer up cars in the driveway? List it all here. 4421400. VISA/MC

HORSE PASTURE. Barn and 12’ Stall. Round Corral. Year round creek. (707) 822-5092. (P-0524)

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ON 4/5/12 FOUND 2 FEMALE BOSTON TERRIER. Carlotta near mile marker 9. Very cute . If by chance you lost these guys please reply and describe them to me . Call Adam (707) 599-7662. (P-0517) PAWS OFF MY HERBS. 8% OFF SALE! Bulk herbs aren’t taxed and Buster still gets a break. It’s a dog’s life. Dot’s Vitality, Dot’s Veggie Vitality and Dot’s Arthritis. Find Dot’s at: Moonrise Herbs, Arcata, Humboldt Herbals, Eureka, or order online at (P-1227)

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THE BEAD LADY. For all your needs in beads! Glass beads, leather, shells, findings, jewelry. Kathy Chase Owner, 76 Country Club Dr Ste 5, Willow Creek. 530-629-3540. krchase@yahoo. com. (BST-1227)

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BOOKS, MUSIC, GAMES & PUZZLES 1/2 PRICE ! May 1-5, Dream Quest Thrift Store in WIllow Creek. Helping Provide Opportunities for Local Youth! (BST-0503) BUYING COIN COLLECTIONS. Big or Small. I will come to you. Private and Confidential. Call William (707) 845-7420 or email (BST0621)





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HOUSE CLEANING. Riana Terrill. Experienced, Reliable & Efficient to meet your needs. 668-5205, 499-1536. $15/hour. (S-0531) TAI CHI GARDENER. Maintaining balance in your yard. Well equipt. Maintenance + Projects 18 yrs experience. Call Orion 825-8074, (S-0531) DEANNA’S CLEANING SERVICE. $15 hr. Residential, $20 hr. MoveOuts, Rentals & Estates, 2 hr.min. lic #8132, call 445-3610 (S-0517) AMUSING GAMES & AMAZING PERFORMANCES FOR ALL AGES. Events, Birthdays, Festivals, Kidszones. I’ll Juggle, Unicycle, & bring Toys., (707) 499-5628. (S-1227) HUMBOLDT HOUSE CLEANING. Licensed & Bonded #3860. Spring Cleaning Special! (707) 444-2001. (S-0712) 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)

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ROAD TRIX ENTERTAINMENT. Live Music. Private Parties, Bars, Gatherings of all Kinds. Bookings, Bradley Dean, 832-7419. (M-0510) PIANO LESSONS. Beginners, all ages. Experienced. Judith Louise 476-8919. (M-1227) GUITAR/PIANO LESSONS. All ages, beginning and intermediate. Seabury Gould 444-8507. (M-1227)



Harvey’s Harvey’s Ha H aarvey’s arvey y at


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


SAXOPHONE/FLUTE LESSONS. All ages, beginner-advanced, jazz improvisation, technique. Susie Laraine: 441-1343. (M-1227) MUSIC LESSONS. Piano, Guitar, Voice, Flute, etc. Piano tuning, Instrument repair. Digital multitrack recording. (707) 476-9239. (M-0524)

Arcata Plaza 825-7760

Renewable Energy Systems Consciencious Affordable Clean

Industrial Residential Agricultural Commercial # 707.822.0100 | Lic CA C10 876832

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

Community VOTERS OF THE FIRST DISTRICT If you receive a phone call purporting to be a “survey” on my behalf, please beware. I am NOT conducting a poll. Ask the caller to identify him/herself and the group paying for the “survey.” You have the right to know. If the caller will not provide this information, you may wish to report the matter to the California Fair Political Practices Commission. Call them toll-free: 1-866-275-3772 or e-mail to If you have Caller I.D., please note the number the “pollster” is calling from.

Thank you, Cheryl Seidner

ERIC’S SERVICES. Home Repair, Maintenance, Affordable Prices (707) 499-4828. (S-0809) ALLIANCE LAWN & GARDEN CARE. Affordable, Dependable, and Motivated Yard maintenance. We’ll take care of all your basic lawn and garden needs. Including hedging, trimming, mowing, and hauling. Call for estimates (707) 834-9155, (707) 825-1082. (S-0524) A-OKAY MOBILE WELDING & REPAIR. $20/hour. Call 268-8525. (S-0510) 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. 707822-7819. (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)

HUMBOATS 7TH ANNUAL MOTHER’S DAY PADDLE. Sun. May 13, 10 a.m.-noon. Tour Humboldt bay with professional guides. Moms are free (everyone else $15) call to reserve a space. 443-5157 (C-0510) LIFETREE CAFE: JOIN THE CONVERSATION. What happens when you think your dreams have died? Join the conversation about Mandy Harvey, a singer who suffered hearing loss and continued to follow her dreams. Sun., May 6, 7 p.m. Lifetree Café, 76 13th St., Arcata. Free Admission. Questions, Contact Bob Dipert 672-2919, bobdipert@ (C-0503) SEX/ PORN DAMAGING YOUR LIFE & RELATIONSHIPS ? Confidential help is available. or 845-8973 (C-1227)

PREGNANT? CONSIDERING ADOPTION? Talk with caring agency specializing in matching Birthmothers with Families nationwide. LIVING EXPENSES PAID. Call 24/7 Abby’s One True Gift Adoptions 866-413-6293 (Void in Illinois) (AAN CAN) (C-0503) BECOME A FOSTER PARENT. Provide a safe and stable environment for youth 13-18 for them to learn and grow in their own community. Contact the Humboldt County Department of Health and Human Services Foster Care Hotline at 441-5013 and ask for Peggy. (C-0726)

24-hour online verification

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Spring? See page 19 home & garden

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SEE LIFE AS A DREAM. Experience profound healing by understanding your everyday life experiences as messages from your spirit. Approach relationships, illnesses, and life challenges from the inside out. With AnaLora Garrard, author of Your Dreams: Spiritual Messages in Pajamas., 8262647. (MB-0503) HAWAIIAN LOMI LOMI MASSAGE. Rejuvenate and Activate your Body, Mind & Soul. Birgit Loehrer, (808) 936-5008. (MB0705) _ do TERRA ESSENTIAL OILS. Amazing results with no side effects. Maureen Brundage, (707) 498-7749, www.thinkdoterra. com/19719. (MB-0517)


REFLEXOLOGY CLASSES & WORKSHOPS. At the Center for Reflexology and Intuitive Healing Arts. Now accepting students to learn the art and practice of reflexology for personal and professional use. Call Alexandra, certified practitioner and instructor, 822-5395 or visit www.reflexologyinstruction. com. (MB-0503) 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. Helping the YOUniverse conspire on your behalf. (MB-0628) CERTIFIED IN MASSAGE THERAPY & FOOT REFLEXOLOGY. Reidun Olsson, (707) 822-7247. (MB-0510) REBECCA PORTEOUS, LCSW. (LCS #18459) is opening a private therapy and counseling practice at 3135 Boeing Ave., Suite A1, McKinleyville. Experience working with a broad range of issues. Appointments, call 633-6145. (MB-0503) GAIL PASCOE, RN, MFC. CA license MFC 25083 is re-opening her private practice specializing in T.B.I. & other neurological problems, health challenges, anxiety and depression. Call 362-6951. (MB-0503) TAROT AS AN EVOLUTIONARY PATH. Classes in Eureka and Arcata. Private mentorships, readings. Carolyn Ayres, 442-4240, www. (MB-0517)

CRANIAL SACRAL THERAPY. Infused with Shiatsu, Quantum Touch Healing, Energywork. Crescent City, (517) 974-0460. (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-1025) 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) 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) 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) ZUMBA. Latin-inspired fitness program using international music and various dance styles including Salsa, Cumbia, Merengue and Reggaeton for a great cardio workout. Every Mon. and Thurs. at the Bayside Grange 6-7 p.m., 2297 Jacoby Creek Rd. $6/$4 Grange members. Every Wed. 6-7 p.m. in Fortuna at the Mon. Club, 610 Main St. Every Tue. at the Trinidad Town Hall 12 p.m. and every Thur. at Eureka Vets Hall 12 p.m. Marla Joy 707845-4307. (MB-1227) NORTHCOAST AIKIDO FOUNDATION. Instructing non-violent martial arts since 1978. Mon.-Fri., 6-7:30 pm. Adult Beginning Special: 6 weeks for $99, enrollment ongoing. Children’s classes Mon. or Wed., 4-5 pm, $40/month. Visitors welcome! 890 G Street, Arcata, entrance around back. 826-9395. (MB-1227) ARCATA ZEN GROUP MEDITATION. Beginners welcome. Sun., 8 a.m. North Coast Aikido Center, on F St. between 8th and 9th in Arcata. Wed., 6-7 p.m. at First Christian Church, 730 K, Eureka, ramp entrance and upstairs; newcomers please come 5 minutes early. Sun. contact, 826-1701. Wed. contact, barryevans9@, or for more info. call (707) 826-1701, (MB-1227) 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)

Therapeutic Massage Gift Certificates Available (707) 599-5639

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Certified Massage Therapist

CERTIFIED MASSAGE THERAPIST. Samantha Dudman-Miller, (707) 616-6031. (MB-0726) 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)

BE A LIFE SAVER! Your blood donation is always needed!! Call the Northern California Community Blood Bank. Call for Bloodmobile schedule. 2524 Harrison St., Eureka, 443-8004 T H E H E A LT H R E S O U RC E you’ve been looking for may be listed here. Say you saw it in the Journal.

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CommUnITy CrISIS SUpporT: Humboldt Co. mental HealtH Crisis line

445-7715 1-888-849-5728

Humboldt domestiC ViolenCe serViCes

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


national Crisis Hotline

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


YoutH serViCe bureau YoutH & familY Crisis Hotline


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2 bed, 2.5 bath, 1,868 sq ft wonderful country property in Elk River, 9.26 acres, two wood stoves, lovely knotty pine accents, porch & decking w/views, 1800 sq ft shop, out buildings, & old barn

3 bed, 2.5 bath, 2,198 sq ft wonderful Eureka home w/fantastic redone backyard w/views, new decks, solar heated pool, outdoor shower, hot tub in redwood trees, will consider lease/option


3 bed, 2.5 bath, 1,860 sq ft home in Moonstone Heights, open floor plan, large family room, sunroom attached to the living room, large flat parcel w/ponds, fruit trees, room to garden, RV parking

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NEW DIRECT LINE - 24/7 - 707.476.0435 NEW TILE HEARTH AND LOPI WOODSTOVE IN THIS PRIVATE CUTTEN HOME. Excellent neighborhood for this 3 bd/2 ba home with about 1388 sqft, built in 1960, with a woodsy view. Needs some TLC. All located on a half-acre parcel. mls# 234525 $199,500.

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+/-40 acres with 3 bd/2 bath 1,600 square foot custom home and additional guest house. property features power, phone, 3 developed springs, outbuildings, mature orchard, timber, seclusion and more.

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Ferndale Land/Property +/-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.


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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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