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Editor: I read in your June 21 issue (Blog Jammin’) that St. Joseph Hospital’s gynecologic chief of staff, Dr. Bill Weiderman, has resigned his administrative post in protest of the new policies the Catholic church has imposed. I want to express my gratitude to Dr. Weiderman and to Dr. Kim Ervin and other courageous physicians who have the integrity to stand against more restrictions that have been made on their medical practices by this Christian sect. I am dismayed that in America, where freedom of religion is supposed to be a cornerstone of our way of life, my rights can be usurped by any religious group. Only my doctor and I should have a say in my health care. Neena Olson, Fortuna    

in your pocket, what lived in its mineral shine, a tongue without words. You finger its stories. I oozed. I was a dab of muscle, a heart with a hundred eyes, artist, alchemist, pilot of tides. Can you leave this? Shoes filling with sand, you set your feet free. Now salt water, amber foam, part of a pier with rusted nails, a surf scoter washed with kelp, her eye paring sky to a pale blue point. It’s time for you to start leaning into the sea. I snap photos, digital images, mix of math and memory. Ahead of me, framed in spray and the jut of Trinidad Head, you become simply the shape of a man. — Kimberley Pittman-Schulz


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As I wrote last week, I’ve been working with a group pushing for a bike-andpedestrian trail around northern Humboldt Bay (Eureka through Arcata to Samoa) and a tourist train (Arcata to Samoa). Tuesday was an important hearing and vote before the Board of Supervisors. We were asking the supervisors to send a letter to the North Coast Railroad Authority asking it— the NCRA — to study railbanking and to report back in four months. If railbanking is appropriate for this northern section of line, and we think it is, then the “Bay [T]rail Plan” could go forward. When I sat down, I noticed Jimmy Smith’s nameplate was not on the dais (absent due to illness). Not a good sign. We thought he would likely be receptive to our request. The staff report and slide show were thorough and convincing: For 15 years the NCRA has been clearly negligent in maintaining its public asset, the right of way in Humboldt County. Along the Eureka-to-Arcata bay front, the rail bed “is melting” and threatening Highway 101, said Public Works Director Tom Mattson. There were 43 people testifying, including myself and fellow Bay [T]rail Advocates Dennis Rael and Rees Hughes. Many speakers enthusiastically supported our request. Some were opposed to even considering railbanking. After 2½ hours of sometimes emotional testimony, it was the supervisors’ turn. Clendenen and Lovelace were in support. Sundberg said that maybe we should wait and hear from the advocates for an east-west rail line first. My spirits began to sag. The supervisors knew we have been working within a specific time frame: The NCRA meets here only on July 11 and not again until November. We want the railbanking committee to be formed and recommendations to come back in that four-month time period. It was time to hear from board Chair Virginia Bass. She, too, had some doubts. With Supervisor Smith absent, it looked like the vote might end up 2-2, which is the same as a no vote, she said. She clearly was pondering options. We were well into the lunch hour when Bass started making suggestions on how the letter to the NCRA could be strengthened — to reaffirm the board’s position that port and railroad projects are important, that the trail is only an interim use until the rail returns. She asked the staff to work through the lunch break and bring back those changes. The staff did, and the letter to the NCRA passed on a 4-0 vote.

Which is even better than a 3-2 that might have been. I was impressed. Since then I’ve heard a lot of comments privately and in emails giving kudos to Bass for chairing an emotional discussion, keeping everyone civil, and for finding a solution — a way forward. That’s leadership. ● The Board of Supervisors’ letter is one step forward. It only asks the NCRA to form a committee. The next step is to go before the NCRA board members — next week, July 11 at 10:30 a.m. in the same room in the county courthouse — to tell them we want the right-of-way here in Humboldt County protected and maintained, and railbanking might be the way to do it.  

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here’s a big difference between running for office and actually governing. Or being confirmed as a Supreme Court justice and crafting a thoughtful, independent decision. The latter takes leadership. We witnessed two examples last week, one in Washington, D.C., and one here in Humboldt. In 2010 I wrote in this column what the Health Care Reform Act would mean to our small company (fewer than 25 employees) and to me personally. Since the Journal pays 100 percent of the insurance premium for our employees (those not covered elsewhere) we have received more than $8,000 in federal tax credits over the past two years. The fear-mongers — those who said if the Health Care Reform Act passed, small businesses would suffer — were wrong. And good job, California. The state started planning early for a health care insurance exchange, an online marketplace where individuals and small businesses will be able to buy insurance. Now the state is well on its way to implement the federal insurance mandate on Jan. 1, 2014. Personally? As of 2010 we have one granddaughter who cannot ever be denied health care coverage due to a pre-existing condition, and her parents are free to change jobs if they choose. We have other grandchildren who can stay on their parents’ policies until age 26. And although it’s too late for my mother, others like her now receive increasingly more help paying for prescription drugs every year — until the year 2020, when the Medicare prescription drug coverage gap will be eliminated. A stunning thing about the Supreme Court decision last Thursday is that Chief Justice John Roberts led the way. (Yes, that Roberts — the one responsible for Citizens United vs. Federal Election Commission, the 2010 decision of twisted logic that gave corporations some of the same rights as people.) The San Francisco Chronicle on June 29 quoted Carl Tobias, a University of Richmond law professor, saying: “I think [Roberts] is concerned about being the leader of the court, concerned about legitimacy.” [Italics mine.] Last week I was also back in one of my old haunts — the Humboldt County Board of Supervisors chambers at the county courthouse. As a reporter, I covered the supes for many years, beginning in 1981. Last week, however, I was there — nervous at the podium — as an advocate.

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just found out how insignificant I am. I already knew that living in California meant that my vote in the presidential election was pretty much a foregone conclusion. So no presidential campaign or Superpac would seek to sway it. Depending on which news publication or blog you read, between nine and 11 states are up for grabs and so the campaigns spend their dollars only on voters in those states. Even if California were a swing state, I’m registered Green, and that pretty much gives away which direction I’ll swing. But to make matters worse, I watch Buffy reruns on TV. Let me back up. In an Associated Press story I just read, a media analyst estimated that political campaigns will spend more than $3 billion on TV and radio ads to sway voters in the November election. That’s almost $25 for every registered voter in the United States. So consider how much that is per registered voter in just those states. They’ll spend about 75 percent of

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that on local stations. And lord knows, our TV and radio stations need those dollars. The campaigns — candidate campaigns, Superpacs and Republican and Democratic national organizations — have been scrambling since May to buy up future air time; the commercial minutes have flown off the shelves like bread and toilet paper during a hurricane alert. Here’s the problem. Ryan Erwin, a consultant for Nevada Republican Congressman Joe Heck, told the National Journal that it was important to reserve air time early; it means getting on during the network news instead of reruns of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. He said: “No offense to Buffy, but as you target demographics and put together a strategic placement that makes sense for the voters you’re trying to reach, you’ve got a limited opportunity to reach them.” Ouch. For the last couple of weeks I’ve been watching Buffy reruns. We’re in that dead zone between final episodes of the winter shows and the season openers of the summer shows. The Killing ended and I’m waiting for Covert Affairs to start back up. There’s nothing on. So I found myself watching that last season of Buffy. I was an avid Buffy fan back in 2002, but the last season when downhill so I skipped it until the final episode (which was killer!). But nine years later, with only dim memories of the show in my head and nothing else to watch, I found myself recording and watching the episodes I missed. How did I know that would stamp me as worthless? So I’m stuck watching ads for the Shake Weight and the Hot Dog Easy Bun Steamer instead of nasty mudslinging political ads. And because I’m not unique here, our TV and radio stations get shut out of the political largesse. To make matters worse, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco just ruled that the government can’t stop public stations from running political ads. Until now, the Federal Communications Commission wouldn’t let public broadcasters take money for any advertising — the argument went that it would affect programming, since the broadcasters might steer toward programs advertisers would like rather than those in the public’s interest. But in April, the court ruled that that argument didn’t hold for political ads. The case revolved around San Francisco TV station KMTP, run by an organization called the Minority Television Report. More than a decade ago, the FCC fined it for taking political ads. As I’m writing this, KHSU is $300 short of

making its yearly fundraising goal, something it should have done in the last pledge drive. KEET could sure use some money, as well. So could all of our local TV and radio stations. Here is how much money we will lose out on because candidates and political parties consider our votes already in their bags. Remember, there is more than $25 per registered voter to be spent on broadcast ads, and three-quarters of that will be spent on local broadcast. There are 75,000 registered voters in Humboldt County. That means we lose out on a minimum of $1.4 million in local ads. Another way to look at it is that according to Politico, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee is locking up $32 million in ad airtime in 26 close congressional races — or $1.23 million per congressional race. Since our congressional race isn’t likely to be close, we don’t get that money. Statewide, we are talking about $322 million that will likely not be spent on our airwaves. That’s the cost of our political predictability. Considering the disastrous state of California’s economy I think it is our duty to do something about this. Think of all the sacrifices states and small communities make to get companies to open headquarters or plants in their towns. They give up tax revenues and build roads and sewage systems for free. First we need to all change our voter registrations to Independent. Then we have to modify our viewing habits so that we look more like a demographically desirable population. No more reruns of Buffy for me or Golden Girls or Seinfeld or whatever it is you are watching that isn’t a hit show. Think of it this way. If you can grit your teeth and watch Dancing With the Stars long enough to catch the attention of the Superpac super spenders, KHSU might just be able to afford to keep your precious Prairie Home Companion, and you can settle back into your Barcalounger for the next episode of Antiques Roadshow.

– Marcy Burstiner

Marcy Burstiner is an associate professor of journalism and mass communication at Humboldt State. She wants all the intellectual snobs out there to know that when she isn’t watching trash TV she is reading The Swerve, which won the 2012 Pulitzer for non-fiction, and she has started to read Edith Grossman’s translation of Don Quixote.

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Candy Camp By Heidi Walters


hen Tammy Rae Scott dropped off her 10-yearold son, Misha, at the Lumberjack basketball day camp for secondthrough fifth-graders last month at Humboldt State University, it was a frenzied, confusing scene. She asked several coaches for directions. Register Misha here, they told her. Buy his jersey there. Oh, and be sure to sign up for concessions over there. Concessions are snacks. Parents pay a deposit to cover them so the kids don’t have to run around with money in their pockets. Lunch, on the other hand, is included in the $289 camp fee. She registered her son. She bought a jersey — which he loves and wants to sleep in all the time now, she said. Then she checked out that concessions stand. “I looked at it and I said, ‘I will pack him a snack.’ It’s all Reese’s peanut butter cups, candy bars, Gatorade — it’s all sugar,” she said. The next day, Scott handed her son a lunchbox containing a Clif bar, water bottle, blueberries, an apple and an organic fruit leather. He stuffed the Clif bar in his pocket and handed the rest back to her.

“You want to fit in,” she said. “And if you’re bringing mom’s food in … well, the pressure’s definitely on to assimilate. That’s why, bottom line, this is so appalling. We’ve got Type 2 diabetes. We’re the fattest people on the planet. Access for dental care up here is difficult for kids. And all top athletes eat really well to keep their bodies in shape.” Misha didn’t complain, though. “They’re used to my lectures,” Scott said. “My kids call my food ‘hippie food.’ Once in a while we let them have a candy bar or a Coke. But very rarely.” He still ended up getting sugar — the coaches gave out Gummi worms, Skittles and candy bars for rewards. Still bothered a week after her son’s camp ended, she phoned the Journal to complain. Why couldn’t they keep some candy, but add in some apples and blueberries? Why couldn’t the coaches set a better example? Hardy Asprilla, assistant coach of HSU men’s basketball and director of the camp, was surprised by the complaint. He didn’t hesitate to answer in that calm, confident, emphatic voice coaches use to explain strategy and rules. continued on next page • North Coast Journal • Thursday, July 5, 2012


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“No. 1, we’ve got to remember that they’re kids,” he said. “And the No. 1 thing that kids want to do is have fun at the basketball camp. If it’s not fun, they’re not going to come back. And they’re kids — kids like candy. For us, our No. 1 priority is safety. We want to make sure that we have the least amount of injuries as possible. The third item here, is, teaching the fundamentals and basics of basketball. In a nutshell, that’s our philosophy: safety, fun, teach the game.” Why, he wondered, hadn’t Scott talked to him? “You go to the source and try to take care of the problem,” he said. “I take care of a lot of problems during the week and I could have looked at it.” But is that sugary stuff bad, and not representative of how top athletes eat? “This is basketball camp, not nutrition camp,” Asprilla said. “It’s one week out of the whole year. To be honest with you, I didn’t even think about it; we’ve been doing camp 20 years and this is the first time that we heard a parent

complain about the candy.” His university players, on tight student budgets, probably do gobble burgers, candy and pizza on the cheap, he said. Then they burn it off in practice. “These kids are 20 years old, they’re gifted athletes, they’re in great shape,” he said. “Yes, eating healthy obviously is a big part of life. If you don’t have the vitality to function, to go to work, to play, then you’ve got a problem. We talk about that with our athletes.” The camp kids also burn a lot of calories, he said, all day long. Scott said she didn’t talk to the coaches at the time because she didn’t want to interfere with her son’s experience. “I didn’t want to single my kid out by being the wah-wah hippie mom,” she said. It’s a great camp, she said, and she wants her son to do it again. She said maybe she will send a letter to the head coach, asking him for more nutritious snacks. l

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UnOccupied The courthouse lawn has changed – has anything else? By Carrie Peyton Dahlberg


n the last Friday in June, the courthouse lawn in Eureka is dotted with dandelions. Weeds battle lavender and daylilies in a concrete planter, and not a single soul sits on the benches once occupied by Occupy. It’s late morning, and a few of the remaining, sporadic protesters are inside the courthouse, where three are being tried on suspicion of gathering to light candles after the government-approved hours for gathering had passed. All that remain of the hope and chaos that began last fall are a littering of cigarette butts, new county signs with lists of forbidden acts, and three pieces of cardboard. Two are folded beside a bench, perhaps makeshift shelter for later. The third, a Berry Plastics Corp. box, lies in a planter bed. Its motto, “Leadership by Design,” faces upward toward the overcast skies. Anyone curious enough to flip it over would see “Let Them Eat War” in block letters — outlined and then filled in with ink, as if this sign’s maker had no easy access to the bold assertions of a felt-tip marker. In mid-June, at one of those consensusdriven general assemblies that made the Occupy movement seem both dazzlingly hopeful and utterly batshit, the Eureka courthouse occupiers agreed to give up on their 24/7 vigil. There just weren’t enough of them to feel safe anymore, longtime participant James Decker said later. People were afraid of being hassled by police, he said, and afraid of being arrested. So the group has scattered. By Decker’s rough tally, a couple still occasionally sit outside the courthouse, and several hold nightly vigils in candlelit defiance, from 9:30 to 11:30 p.m. Others have broken off to work on local causes: setting up a sanctuary camp for the homeless, fighting illiberal laws that cracked down on civil

liberties and trying to draft a living wage initiative. With the permanent camp disbanded, “I miss it somewhat,” said Decker. He’s a retired home health care worker and Air Force veteran, and he liked the way the stable protesters looked out for the weak — the homeless or mentally ill people who just showed up, needing food, help with the bureaucracy or a place to rest without being robbed or rousted. Most people who spend time around the courthouse do not miss Occupy. They didn’t like the unkempt and unbalanced hangers-on, who smelled bad and yelled incoherently and sometimes crapped in trash cans. Along with bad weather and the police, that longing for orderly public places helped unravel Occupy camps nationwide. Around the county, many were plagued by walking, breathing, reeking evidence of humanity’s ability to turn its back on its castoffs. The irony was lost on no one. For every legitimate account of a rape or attack on an Occupy protester, there were dozens of magnified reports of disorder. In just nine months, since Occupy Wall Street sprang up last September in New York City’s Zuccotti Park, the movement went from inspiring to chaotic to largely forsaken. At its height, there had been more than 2,000 Occupy encampments around the world, a paper in New Zealand reported. In October, coastal Humboldt had three sets of occupiers, on the HSU campus, at Arcata’s Plaza and at the county courthouse in Eureka. For a little while, people talked about the 99 percent, about income inequality, about a political system hijacked by corporate wealth. When police began breaking up some of the camps, Pulitzer-prize winning journalist Chris Hedges wrote in a November column on “They think we will all go home and accept their cor-

porate nation, a nation where crime and government policy have become indistinguishable … a nation where the poor do not eat and workers do not work, a nation where the sick die and children go hungry, a nation where the consent of the governed and the voice of the people is a cruel joke.” Back then, he wrote about the “twinge of euphoria” that comes from imagining that this time, the underdog might just win one. This month, Hedges is not euphoric, but he’s cautioning against writing the obituary for the social and political consciousness that fueled Occupy. This is a lull, he wrote in June, before the fury rises up in some other form, perhaps with some other name, with unknown odds for the underdogs. In Humboldt, Decker confesses to “a little nostalgia” about the best hopes of Occupy. On the eve of a national Occupy gathering in Philadelphia, planned to start on Saturday, June 30, he’s trying to hold onto optimism. Something might get better for the homeless in Humboldt, or county residents might find a way to fight for better pay or a return of broader rights to assemble. “I am disappointed that we were unable to sustain our momentum out there,” he said, but “I am happy with what I’m doing now, so that kind of tempers that.” What Decker is doing now, along with promoting the living wage initiative, is handing out fliers on the street outside Bayshore Mall, decrying Wal-Mart’s business practices. Shoppers drive past him when he stands there. Not many stop to take the fliers, and he’s trying to make the case for better access to mall grounds. “I was under no illusion that things would change quickly,” he said. l

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Pier Among Peers The Los Angeles Times has decreed something up here in the far-north lonesome of California — den of countryfolk and rabid foxes — worthy of mention that has nothing whatsoever to do with quaintness, tall trees or medicinal wonders. No, it’s not our covered bridges (though we have some). No, not Bigfoot — such an old yarn. Here, LAT travel writer Christopher Smith will tell us: “Let’s call these MVPs — Must Visit Piers.” Smith lists the best piers in the state, from north to south, and they include such vision-launchers as the Coronado Ferry Landing in San Diego, Stearns Wharf in Santa Barbara, San Simeon Pier in San Luis Obispo County (hark the Hearst Castle, shimmering on land) and of course Pier 41 in San Francisco. And, and: “Trinidad Pier, Humboldt County: Come September, this will be the newest pier in the state. Engineers estimate that this $8.3-million rebuild should last for at least the next half century.” But there’s yet one more north of us: “B Street Pier, Crescent City: Standing on this isolated pier feels as though you’ve been transported to somewhere on the Maine coast.” Yeah, OK, whatever. ●



The World’s Back After a seven year absence, condocruise ship The World is back with us for the weekend. A couple of tenders shuttled the good folks between their floating home (now moored opposite the Del Norte pier) and the F Street dock. Hope they’re tired of sun — they didn’t get any today. ● BUSINESS, EUREKA, HISTORY / BY BARRY EVANS / JUNE 30, 11:44 A.M.

Healy Bros. Building — Almost There! Kurt and Kim Kramer showed off the results of 28 months of work, including a major seismic retrofit, at their “soft opening” this morning. The first tenants will probably be up and running in September, including The Siren’s Song Tavern and the

Alternative Building Center. In brief: Healy Bros. Building was built by John and Peter Healy, sons of Irish immigrants, who were raised on a dairy farm in Loleta. The original wood structure, which housed their hardware business, was destroyed by fire in 1908. The brothers then contracted Knowles Evans to build a three-story, 60-foot by 110-foot brick building, to be completed in 75 days at a cost of $9,740. Since then, the building has housed a men’s clothing store, bicycle manufacturer, liquor distributor, cigar shop, roller rink, dance hall, Lazio’s Restaurant and, most recently, Old Town Bar and Grill. The City of Eureka was about to schedule the building for demolition following the collapse of part of the east parapet in the Jan. 9, 2010, magnitude 6.5 earthquake when the Kramers bought it. Old Town Eureka: still alive and kicking! ● ENVIRONMENT / BY HEIDI WALTERS / JUNE 29, 11:39 A.M.

Poo Lagoon Ick. Blech. And oh, no: Somebody dumped a big load of crap into Freshwater Lagoon and now the park service has closed the boat launch. A visitor to the lagoon discovered the mess on the south end of the lagoon by the boat ramp on June 27 and reported it to officials at Redwood National and State Park’s Kuchel Visitors Center. Park

employees put up closure signs immediately, said Dave Roemer, the park’s Chief of Resources Management and Science, on the phone Friday morning. Roemer also sent out a news release today. He said the sewage apparently came from either an RV or a chemical toilet on a boat — it’s hard to tell. “It’s an illegal dump,” he said. “A ‘dump and run.’ The water’s pretty nasty, smells like sewage, and it’s got green algal blooms.” Nobody saw it happen, and the park service doesn’t know the volume dumped. Park rangers are investigating, although it’s doubtful they’ll be able to figure out who the culprits are, Roemer said. “Unless somebody calls and reports somebody, we don’t have much to go on,” he said. “It would be great if someone was on the water and saw it.” Yeah — and it’d be great if the moment they saw such a dastardly deed happen, they had gone over there and dunked those jerks in their own mess. (We said that, not Roemer.) Roemer said the park service doesn’t know when it will re-open the boat launch. He said folks from Humboldt County’s environmental division said that eventually the material will break down in the lagoon and disappear. The park service doesn’t do water quality testing at Freshwater Lagoon — it’s not exactly pristine, anyway, because it’s cut off from the ocean by the highway and much of it is privately owned. “It’s going to be visual and olfactory cues that tell us when to re-open the lagoon boat launch,” Roemer said. ●



Gasoline Kings Why the heck are Humboldt County’s fuel prices so high? By Ryan Burns




ot just any city gets namedropped in press releases from AAA. No, to earn a mention from the American Automobile Association your best bet is to have extremely high or extremely low gas prices. And when it comes to high prices, no city shines quite like Eureka. AAA, the collection of regional auto clubs known for rescuing you from flat tires and keys locked in your car, issues a monthly “Fuel Gauge Report” on trends in the gasoline market. Last month’s report from our regional AAA club happily announced, “Gas Prices Are Finally Falling,” which I think we’ll all agree was welcome news. But down in the seventh paragraph of this good-news punchbowl was the following turd: “Of all the metro areas in Northern California where gas prices are tracked by AAA, Eureka has the highest average price at $4.32” per gallon. Then, twisting the knife: “This is also the highest price in the lower 48 states.” That’s right: most expensive gas in the continental United States. Granted, AAA doesn’t monitor the isolated little two-

pump stations scattered along our nation’s desolate roadways; some Death Valley extortionist is probably charging his customers six bucks a gallon. But when it comes to metro areas — the places where humans have agreed to settle in groups — Eureka takes the cake. This probably isn’t news to most locals. For years now, through the ups and downs in the crude oil market, the political upheaval in oil-producing Middle Eastern countries, BP’s Deepwater Horizon spill and all those chants of “drill, baby, drill,” our

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region’s position atop the leaderboard has been dominant. The high prices aren’t limited to Eureka; they extend with remarkable uniformity throughout much of Humboldt and Del Norte counties. Since July 2008, when the average national gas price hit a record of $4.11 per gallon (and local stations were flirting with the five-dollar mark) only remote, tourist-laden Tahoe City (elevation 6,250 ft.) has regularly challenged Eureka’s high-price crown in regional AAA reports, losing far more often than not. Remoteness is one of the explanations you’ll hear for high local gas prices. This explanation happens to be correct, for what it’s worth. There are other correct explanations, too. When you really start looking into it, the factors that influence our price at the pump are numerous, complicated and often secretive: Many phone calls for this article went unreturned. The people who did answer were often defensive and evasive. One gasoline retail executive abruptly hung up on us after refusing to answer any questions. Attentive local travelers have already figured out that distribution costs can’t explain everything. A road trip in most any direction will reveal as much. Consider this: Almost all gasoline sold in Hum-

boldt and Del Norte counties comes from the big, paint-flaking, Chevron-owned terminal that sits behind the Bayshore Mall in Eureka. The fuel has been converted from crude at Bay Area refineries and then shipped up here in tankers or barges. From the terminal it gets hauled in tanker trucks to nearby stations and ones as far away as Crescent City and the tiny riverside town of Hiouchi on twisty Highway 199. You might expect prices to be higher the farther you get from the terminal, but that’s often not the case. One day last week, almost every station in Eureka, Arcata, Fortuna and McKinleyville was selling regular unleaded for either $3.97 or $3.99 per gallon. (More on this lockstep pricing later.) If you’d driven 85 miles north of the Chevron terminal to Crescent City you’d have found gas — trucked from Eureka — selling for the same amount. And if you’d kept driving, heading northeast on 199 toward Grants Pass, Ore., you’d have found the Hiouchi Chevron selling regular for $3.99 per gallon. That’s exactly the same price that was being charged at the Eureka Chevron, continued on next page

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nearly 100 miles south, just seven-tenths of a mile from the company terminal.

So what gives?

Even local retailers don’t fully understand the calculus that influences retail pricing. On an overcast morning late last month, Gurpreet Sohal stood behind the counter of the star-spangled Patriot gas station and convenience store on the corner of Fourth and R streets in Eureka. A calm man with a round face, short black hair and a mellifluous accent from his native India, Sohal co-owns a different Patriot station — the one out by itself on Myrtle Avenue — but he takes turns managing this one with his in-laws. Leaning on the counter, Sohal was surrounded by vices in shiny labels. The wall behind him was stocked floor-to-ceiling with alcohol bottles, cigarette boxes and hockey puck cans of chewing tobacco. On his right, next to the register, stood racks filled with road maps and bright-colored Bic lighters. On the counter to his left, hard candy glistened in cardboard boxes and 5-hour Energy bottles were stacked in formation on a three-tiered display. Even beneath him, inside a glass case, rolls of lottery scratchers cried out for attention. Standing out from this sea of packaging, about a dozen ripe bananas lay, each in its own slot, in a blue plastic tray meant to hold Nestle ice cream bars. Selling this stuff is how gas station owners pay the bills, Sohal said. A bottle of Diet Coke, a Snickers bar, a bag of Doritos — Sohal and his family make about 25 percent in profits selling those products. “Cigarettes, it’s less — 10, 15 percent,” he added. And gasoline? The profit margin is small — roughly 25 cents per gallon, on average — and sometimes it disappears completely. Both of the family’s businesses sell unbranded gasoline, meaning it doesn’t have the proprietary additives that get injected into Chevron, 76 and Shell fuels. They get gas deliveries once a week, give or take, from Renner Petroleum, a locally owned hauling company (or “jobber,” in industry speak) that acts as a middleman between station owners and the oil-producing mega corporations. Sohal said he’s almost as confused as consumers about how the system works. On road trips south he’s seen Willits stations selling gas for 20 cents per gallon

less than his own cost — not what he’s selling it for but what he’s paying Renner. “I don’t know why,” Sohal said. “I don’t know that answer either.” It’s a common misconception locally that Renner is the only company that delivers gasoline to area retailers. In fact, there are two local jobbers and several from out of the area. The other local one, Big Oil & Tire, is owned by Richard Pomrehn of Arcata, who also owns all the 76 stations in the county. Neither Pomrehn nor his accounts manager returned a steady stream of phone calls. “It’s kind of sad that there are only two of us left locally,” said Truman Renner, son of Renner Petroleum owner Michael Renner. His company delivers unbranded gasoline to local stations while Big Oil and Tire delivers branded gas to all the area 76 stations. The five Chevron stations here, meanwhile, get gas from their jobber/owner, Redwood Oil Co. of Rohnert Park, which owns a chain of 20 Chevron-branded gas stations, each with its own Redwood Market convenience store and most offering surprisingly tasty Mexican food from Aztec Grill. The company hires truckers from the Bay Area to deliver fuel to here. It doesn’t deliver to other stations, according to the company’s chief financial officer, Daniel Hopley. Smaller jobbers, such as Moore Fuel in Fortuna and Apex North in Garberville, mostly deliver directly to consumers. Molly Cook manages the Bear River Pump & Play, a gas station/tribal casino near Loleta that’s owned by the Bear River Band of the Rohnerville Rancheria. Before taking the job, Cook owned and operated the Hydesville Mitey Mart, a little two-pump station and mini-mart off State Route 36. Back then she always purchased gas through Renner, but these days she shops around — and jobbers from the Bay Area, Sacramento and Crescent City make that easy. “I get phone calls every morning at 7 o’clock, seven days a week,” Cook said. She checks the levels in her tanks, selects the lowest bidder and places an

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The Chevron terminal in Eureka supplies most of the gasoline sold in Humboldt and Del Norte counties. Photo by Ryan Burns

jobber, seemed to think so. “It’s just all what the market will bear with these guys,” he said. order. “Right now we’re buying out of the Bay Area because it’s less expensive than buying local.” Bay Area jobbers, rather than shipping the gasoline up on a barge, truck it north on Highway 101. One such jobber is Thompson & Harvey Transportation. Coowner Tom Thompson told the Journal that his drivers make the trip to Humboldt County almost daily. Sometimes, he said, Renner hires them to deliver fuel to Renner’s customers. And Renner also sends its own drivers to the Bay Area and back, but the trip is not cheap. Here’s why: Northern Humboldt County is about an hour too far from the Bay Area for truck drivers to make a round-trip in a single day. The California Labor Board requires all workers to take a half-hour lunch break after five hours of work and another 10-minute rest period every four hours. “If we were [coming from], say, even the Garberville area we could make the turn to be able to truck it out of the Bay Area [in a single day],” Renner said. Instead, drivers have to sleep over before turning around. Without the added expense of these two-day trips, trucked gas would be notably cheaper, which would put more competitive pressure on barged gas. Are local jobbers profiting from this competitive advantage? Thompson, the Bay Area

Another question

that nags local motorists: Why do all the stations around here seem to copy each other on price? Turns out, it’s because that’s exactly what they do. “In Eureka you can’t create your own price,” Sohal said. “You have to follow the big fish.” The trendsetter, according to Sohal, Cook and other local station managers, is Humboldt/Peninsula Petroleum. Humboldt Petroleum was locally owned until 2005 when it was sold to Peninsula Petroleum, a Redwood City-based company owned by M.J. Castelo and famed Indy racers Mario and Michael Andretti. The company owns 15 stations in Humboldt County including all the Shell and Performance Fuel locations. Castelo, the non-racing co-owner, is the guy who hung up on us after refusing to answer any questions. Sohal typically checks the price of regular unleaded at the Performance Fuel station up the street each morning and then matches it. Cook also bases her price off of Humboldt/Peninsula’s street price, but she undercuts it by four or five cents. (We’ll explain how she can do that below.) In other towns, consumers can bargain shop for gas. In San Francisco, for example, the spread last week on a gallon

Renner’s card-lock stations sell to members only and require a Renner Debit or credit card. Photo by Ryan Burns

of regular was nearly a dollar — from $3.69 at an independent station in the Castro District to $4.59 at a Shell near South Beach. In Willits, retailers have been fighting a price war ever since Safeway and Arco (which doesn’t take credit cards) moved in, cutting independent profits to the bone. Carrie Lundborg, the office manager at the independent Brown’s Corner station on the south end of Willits, said she always had the cheapest prices in town until Arco moved in and undercut her by 30 cents per gallon, which it can do because of its corporate sugar-daddy (Arco is owned by BP, the third-largest oil company in the world). The variety of prices in most markets can be attributed largely to competition. The stations in Crescent City and Hiouchi have to compete with cheaper gas in Oregon, for example. But rent costs and sales volume also play a role, according to Hopley, the chief financial operator of Redwood Oil Co. Rents in San Francisco are not only expensive relative to, well, just about anywhere else, they’re also highly variable depending on the neighborhood. Rents in Humboldt County, by comparison, are fairly consistent across the board. As for competition, there are bargain finds here and there in Humboldt. The two tribe-owned stations, Bear River Pump & Play and Blue Lake Casino’s Play Station 777, sell gas for a few cents cheaper than the going rate. Cook sometimes orders gas from Oregon, which is

not required to meet the standards set by the California Air Resources Board. Tribes need not comply with those standards. Tribal casinos also aren’t required to charge all state and federal taxes, although a Bear River spokesperson said that the tribe does. Calls to the Blue Lake Casino were not returned. The only other spots to find cheap(er) gas are members-only stations like Costco and Renner’s card lock pumps. Renner avoids the swipe fees charged by major credit cards, which can add roughly 7 cents per gallon to the price of gas, according to a report from the National Association of Convenience Stores. Costco has other competitive advantages. It has long-term supply contracts with wholesalers, it sells massive volumes of gasoline, and it makes next to nothing in gas profits on purpose, according to San Diego attorney Timothy Cohelan, who has spent more than a decade litigating classaction suits against California oil companies over alleged collusion, price fixing and profiteering. The pumps at Costco are mainly there to lure customers into the warehouse, Cohelan said. But Costco’s not the only place that can benefit by increased sales volume. As with any commodity, you get a discount on gas when you buy in bulk, and in most markets that’s exactly what allows some retailers to undercut their competition. Drop prices by a nickel per gallon and you’ll make less continued on next page

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on each fill-up, but you could potentially make more in the long run by stealing your competitors’ customers and getting bulk discounts from your supplier. In larger metro areas, many stations go through 20,000 gallons of fuel or more per day, according to Truman Renner. Local retailers are fighting over a much smaller pool of demand. Molly Cook, the manager at Bear River Pump & Play, said her station, which sits all alone on a pastoral hill above Loleta, sells about 8,500 gallons of unleaded every day. Sohal’s stations are in the middle of Eureka, and yet it takes them about a week each to go through 8,500 gallons. Why doesn’t he drop prices to boost sales volume? We asked him what would happen if he undercut the competition by five cents per gallon. He said there’s simply no point. If any of the local stations tried it, “then everyone starts losing money, and no one can afford that.” Small, independent stations like his are just trying to make their 25 cents per gallon, he said, and as long as Humboldt/Peninsula’s price allows them to hit that target there’s no incentive to deviate. Whether this philosophy is a realistminded method of selfpreservation or just timid obedience, it seems to be the consensus approach. The so-called “big fish” — Big Oil & Tire, Humboldt Petroleum and Redwood Oil — own fewer than half of the county’s 85 gas stations, so the lack of competitive pricing, at least on the retail level, appears to be voluntary, the result

of a collective business strategy (or lack thereof). On the other hand, it makes sense that station owners are loath to jeopardize their slim gas profits. Periodically during our conversation with Sohal, a customer would walk through the front door. One, a haggard-looking fellow with five days of salt-and-pepper stubble, spent about seven seconds scanning the shelves before demanding, “You have any matches?” “No,” Sohal responded. The man bolted out the door, muttering “Liar” on his way through. A few minutes later another man swung open the front door and stepped directly to the counter, asking for a pack of American Spirits, yellow. Sohal grabbed the pack from the shelf behind him and rang it up: $6.58. With his 10-15 percent profit margin on cigarettes, the station just earned somewhere between 66 and 99 cents. “It’s a job,” Sohal said after the man left. “It’s OK money, but it’s just a job. You’re not gonna be rich.” Not much of the money coming in flows from the gas pumps, he said. The oil market is volatile, and sometimes he goes weeks without

making a profit from gasoline sales. Just that morning he’d purchased 8,500 gallons from Renner to refill his tanks. His cost, he said, was $4 per gallon. Since then, in a matter of just a couple hours, wholesale prices had dropped by almost 20 cents. (At the distributor level, prices on gasoline can change five or six times a day.) Now he was stuck with a week’s worth of that costly gas. “It’s just a gamble,” Sohal said of selling gas. “Like you go to a casino. Sometimes you win, sometimes you don’t.” He tries to average 25 cents per gallon in profit. “Sometimes you make 30, sometimes 10. But average on a year it should come to 25 cents.” Station owners in Del Norte and Mendocino counties said that’s about what they make, too. Sohal said that margin gives station owners enough to make a living, provided nothing catastrophic happens. In May, something did. An inspection at the Fourth Street station revealed that an underground storage tank was leaking and needed to be replaced, which would cost $55,000. Sohal said the company that sold the tank to his family had since gone out of business. The family wanted to get rid of the tanks entirely — shut down the gas station and expand the convenience store — but they learned that removal of all the tanks and pumps would be even more expensive than fixing them. Renner ended up fronting Sohal’s family the money to replace the underground tank, LEFT AND ABOVE GAS STATION OWNERS SAY THEY MAKE MOST OF THEIR INCOME BY SELLING STORE MERCHANDISE AND CAR WASHES. RIGHT TRIBE-OWNED STATIONS LIKE BEAR RIVER PUMP & PLAY SELL GAS FOR LESS THAN THE AREA NORM. PHOTOS BY RYAN BURNS


and now they’re making monthly payments on the debt.

So if station owners are

only making a quarter from each gallon of gas, where does the rest go? According to the Natural Resources Defense Council, 46 percent of what consumers spend at the pump goes to production costs; another 15 percent pays for refining; 10 percent goes toward taxes (likely more than that in California, since we have the third highest combined federal, state and local gasoline tax rate in the country at 67 cents per gallon); and roughly five percent goes toward distribution, marketing and retail. Math whizzes may have noticed that we didn’t reach 100 percent. According to the NRDC, 24 cents of every dollar spent on gasoline last year went to oil company profits. And for the major oil companies, last year was an unprecedented bellringer: $137 billion in profits, a 71 percent improvement on 2010’s record haul of $80 billion. Of the 12 companies in the world with the highest gross revenues last year, eight were oil and gas companies. According to Timothy Cohelan, the San Diego attorney who’s battled these megacorporations in court, this is where the gas game in California is truly rigged — and has been since the mid-1990s when the California Air Resources Board mandated that all stations in the state sell a reformulated blend of gasoline designed to burn cleaner. The goal — decreased emissions — was noble, but the mandate had some unintended side effects. For one thing, many smaller, independently owned refineries had trouble finding the investment capital necessary to upgrade their plants. Some shut down; others sold out to the major brands.

Economists will tell you that

healthy capitalism depends on healthy competition. Looking at the gasoline market in Humboldt County, this is what we find: On the retail level, station owners seem to have opted out of competition entirely, partly out of deference to the “big fish” but mostly because there are only scraps to be had this far down on the food chain. Cohelan points out that oil companies realized years ago that there’s no longer

much money to be made at the retail level, and so they’ve been systematically divesting of gas station ownership. “The refiners now know that the big money is in the wholesale price, and you leave a couple of bucks on the table for the poor dealer who’s selling Twinkies or a car wash,” he said. On the distribution level, only two local jobbers remain, and according to Truman Renner they don’t compete with each other for contracts. Meanwhile, competitors from outside the county are handicapped by the costs of longdistance transportation. And as for the top of the supply chain, Cohelan said simply, “Competition died. I watched it die. I watched it on the gurney in the E.R. I lived it for 10 years.” Last Friday, after months of declines, global oil markets posted their fourthlargest daily gain on record thanks to good news on the European debt crisis. News reports were filled with analysis of hedge funds and other speculators. Earlier in the week analysts were predicting that gas prices might fall below three dollars a gallon before summer is out. Now they’re saying prices might be headed back up. Either way, it’s a safe bet that Eureka will find a spot in many more AAA press releases. ●



He took this argument to court in a pair of lawsuits. In the first, called Aguilar vs. Arco, a judge issued a summary judgment dismissing the suit and, upon appeal to the state’s Supreme Court, that judgment was affirmed. Undaunted, he followed that case with a class action lawsuit against the state’s 11 major oil refiners, accusing them of colluding to raise the price of gasoline in violation of the Sherman Antitrust Act. After years of legal wrangling, dismissals and appeals, a Ninth Circuit panel decided in January of last year that Cohelan didn’t have a viable claim under the Sherman Act. It did so, Cohelan said, without even considering the evidence. (The court cited the controversial precedent of Bell Atlantic Corp. vs. Twombly, a 2007 U.S. Supreme Court case that has made it more difficult to bring antitrust cases to trial.) Meanwhile, the market power of these companies has made oil even more valuable as a commodity, sending the price of crude higher and giving the oil industry record profits, Cohelan said. “A lot of these integrated companies, it doesn’t matter where they put the dividing line for profit,” he said. “The profit between the cost of refining the crude and what their wholesale price is, it’s huge.”

A few petitioned the state for a smallrefinery exemption to the new law, but the major oil companies fought that and won. “So a lot of refiners that kept the lid on prices at the margins … were now out of play,” Cohelan said in a recent interview. Next, the major oil refiners went on a merger spree. Then, the remaining companies entered into a series of exchange agreements with one another, allowing them to swap millions of barrels of oil per day to reach markets where they otherwise wouldn’t have access. Renner said Chevron does this at the Eureka terminal, allowing companies such as Beacon, Valero and Shell to sell their fuel here in exchange for getting their own gas into markets such as Reno/Sparks, Nev. These exchange agreements, combined with the market data transparency ushered in by the Internet, have allowed major oil companies in California to do two things, Cohelan argues: stop fighting among each other for market share, and carefully match total statewide production to demand. Smaller, unbranded marketers used to depend on selling the excess gas from refineries, which helped keep overall prices down. After the major companies started cooperating, Cohelan says, the leftovers disappeared. “Thereafter, California refiners rearranged supply to prevent gasoline from getting to independent marketers at competitive prices,” Cohelan wrote in the San Diego County Bar Association newsletter. Thanks to the fuel specifications enforced by the California Air Resources Board, drivers across the state had become a captive market, and now the major oil companies had a near-total lock on supply — the perfect setup for price gouging, in Cohelan’s estimation.


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Chuck and Sherry Vanderpool with a load of vegetables from DeepSeeded Community Farm. courtesy of Humboldt Homemade Meals

Mashed Potato Ice Cream Cones and Beyond Sherry and Chuck Vanderpool of Humboldt Homemade Meals By Stephanie Silvia


ou might have seen the line of townsfolk eagerly clustered around a new booth in the mushrooming food court at the center of the Saturday Farmers’ Market at Arcata Plaza. What is the hubbub, you may have wondered, craning your neck to see over the last person in line. A waffle iron? Ice cream cones? What’s up? Not even close. It’s a savory cone (imagine that) made with local flour from Shakefork Community Farm, filled with the creamiest mashed potatoes this side of your grandmother’s Thanksgiving table, topped with gravy and bitesized pieces of Humboldt grass-fed beef brisket, or veggie gravy and other fixings. Yes. It is as delicious as it sounds. A compostable spoon and the smallest of

paper cones for carrying, and you have a near perfect fair food. Whose idea was this, anyway? Sherry and Chuck Vanderpool, recent transplants from New Jersey, who have been busting butt to make things happen while most of us bitch about how hard it is to make any dough here in the Redwood Empire. And they do it with a smile. Serving up cones, along with BBQ brisket sandwiches, they don’t get flustered, but calmly work in tandem, one of those successful marriages where partners truly help each other get done what has to get done. This is their second venture here in Humboldt. Their primary business, Humboldt Homemade Meals, out of Trinidad, has been chugging along for a little over a year. Imagine having lovely

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people deliver a lovely meal, right to your own lovely doorstep, on the loveliest of evenings for regular working folk, Friday — ah. A homemade dinner ready to pop into the oven, as soon as you’ve taken a moment to get off your feet and sip a glass of lovely wine. Receiving their last delivery and sitting around my kitchen table talking with the Vanderpools, and friends I’d invited to dinner, seemed the best way to learn about Humboldt Homemade Meals. “We’re the talk of the town,” at least in Trinidad, laughed Chuck. Sherry nodded in agreement. Their loyal customer base is growing slowly but steadily as people get used to the idea of spending the same money on home delivery that they might dining out. The meals are delivered in Pyrex cookware (the customer pays a refundable deposit). Humboldt Homemade drops off the fully cooked meals with ice packs in a zippered carrying bag. You don’t even have to be home. And don’t kid yourself; many families’ lives are jam-packed here in the tall trees, so having a meal waiting helps. We sampled dinners from their “Fresh Supper Club,” which delivers to Arcata and McKinleyville on Thursdays and to Trinidad on Fridays. Customers order early in the week, selecting from a meat selection and a fish or vegetarian dish. The menu changes regularly to reflect local seasonal produce. We sampled Salisbury steak made with Humboldt grass-fed beef with gravy, rosemary mashed potatoes and roasted vegetables, and seafood jambalaya, a Cajun-style combo of halibut, shrimp and scallops over rice. Other seasonal menu options include crab cakes, steelhead trout croquettes, scalloped potatoes with ham, veggie lasagna and the option of ordering soups, breads and dessert. The food was good. Their daughterin-law Amy’s sweet potato biscuits melted in our mouths, the jambalaya had plenty of seafood morsels, and any day I eat rosemary mashed potatoes is a good day. The portions were a decent size: I had leftovers with my family the next evening. Dinner for two costs $25, $45 for four. That makes home delivery a viable option when you want to be fed, but you want to be home. Make your own salad and you’re done. The concept for Humboldt Homemade Meals comes from 16 years experience running a similar business in New Jersey. Vacuum-sealed frozen meals sent to all five boroughs of New York via the U.S. mail were the mainstay of that

venture, and the Muscular Dystrophy Association was their biggest client. A week’s worth, seven dinners, were delivered right to the apartments of people who had trouble getting out and about or to the supermarket regularly. Talk about right livelihood — and that’s where the loveliness kicks in. These are conscientious people who left the East for one reason: “We missed the kids too much,” said Sherry. After her first visit to Trinidad to see her son, daughter-in-law and grandchildren she went back to New Jersey and announced, “We’re moving to California.” Her friends said, “You won’t go,” but she was determined. “We can walk over to our kids’ house,” Sherry happily states, like there is nothing more important in the world. The Vanderpools are members of two CSA’s, Shakefork and DeepSeeded Community Farms, along with shopping at the Farmers’ Market. They have embraced the sustainable values that many of our neighbors endeavor to live by. “When the kids first told me about their CSA, I scoped it out,” said Sherry. “We really believe in it. It makes sense, to keep your money in the community.” Sherry and Chuck are all over the place. Since the day they brought dinner to my home, their market booth has been in full swing and — this is over the top — they have taken over Catch Café next to Murphy’s in Trinidad. When do these people sleep? They’ve been overseeing a renovation and the addition of sorely needed dining space, making the establishment inviting, rather than just a parking lot joint. Up here in the boonies, the imminent opening of The Lighthouse is good news for townies, tourists and day visitors from around the county. They may be new to the North Coast, but Sherry and Chuck are fully involved in contributing to the development of a sustainable culture. “We will strive to support our town, whether it is in using local produce and Humboldt grass-fed beef or supporting fundraisers for the school and museum. It’s all about the food and the community of people who enjoy it.” I so want to give these people my money. I want them to feed me. And more thing: There will soon be homemade ice cream, too! How cool is that? l For details on Humboldt Homemade Meals home delivery go to their website at

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Humboldt artists interpret tarot By Jason Marak





ooking for a good conversation starter? Try this the next time you walk into a crowded room: “I just bought a really cool deck of tarot cards!” People will react — some with interest, some with disdain. Today, just about everyone knows what a tarot deck is. Tarot’s archetypal, iconic imagery and symbolism is ingrained in so many aspects of our lives and culture, from literature and art to spiritual traditions and dreams. Despite the fact that tarot has, over the last 50 years, gone from counterculture to almost mainstream it still gets people talking. You might think it’s the devil’s parlor-game, or you might think it’s a great way to get answers about life’s journey, you might be a little more ambivalent — but just about everyone has an opinion. The Ink People Center for the Arts’ tarot project, Tarot As Muse: Humboldt Artists Interpret the Major Arcana, is likely to be a conversation starter and, perhaps, much more. The project is the brainchild of mask artist and Maskibition curator Kathryne DeLorme. The idea came to DeLorme while studying tarot with local instructor Carolyn Ayres. “The last part of Carolyn’s training, she asks you to create some sort of an art piece to represent the final card in the major arcana [the 22 primary cards in the traditional tarot deck of 78 cards], and as I was working on my art piece I just thought ‘My God — with so many artists in Humboldt why don’t we do a Humboldt version of the tarot!’ Carolyn and I kind of threw the idea around. … I could just see a gallery of paintings of the 22 major cards,” DeLorme declared. She took her idea to Ink People Director Libby Maynard. Maynard loved the idea for the gallery show and proposed reproducing the images as a collectible major arcana tarot deck that could be sold to help support Ink People, much like the decks of cards the nonprofit has produced in the past. DeLorme


and Ayres became co-curators of the exhibition, with Ayres serving as tarot expert, and the project was under way. The process began in May 2011 with a letter inviting local artists to participate. As fate would have it, out of more than 60 letters sent out, they received 22 positive responses — the exact number needed to carry out the project as they had envisioned it. The participants came from many different backgrounds and stylistic camps, but they all shared a common enthusiasm for the project. “Some of these artists were well versed in tarot. Others really knew nothing — they just thought it sounded like a fun project and wanted to be in on it and learn more about tarot,” DeLorme said. With the group in place, each artist blindly selected a card from the deck with the understanding that each selection was final — no trades, no returns, no substitutions. The artists were asked to research the card on their own. Next came one-on-one meetings with Ayers during which she gave each artist what she calls a “snap-shot reading” to help them get a sense of how the selected card was relevant in their lives. Finally, it was time to go to work. Artists had nine months to come up with an interpretation of their selected card as an art piece. In addition to the paintings, the artists were asked to write a statement about their chosen card and their work. The curators wanted these to go beyond the traditional artist statement, beyond discussion of materials, inspiration and aesthetic goals. Ayers pushed each artist to come up with something more personal and more specific to the project and each person’s interaction with tarot symbolism. Now, more than a year after the project began, the 22 resulting paintings, an eclectic mix of styles and interpretations, will be on

display at Ink People’s Ink Annex gallery at 47B West Third St. in Eureka. An opening is scheduled for Saturday, July 7, in conjunction with Arts! Alive. DeLorme and Ayers both hope that the exhibition will be educational for viewers. They hope it can change people’s understanding of what tarot is — that people will become more aware of the possibilities that exist within tarot. “What I’m hoping is that people will come in and be affected by it, that they’ll walk in and stand in front of these images and something will resonate. Or they will read what an artist says and they’ll go, ‘Wow, that’s me! I relate to this!’ … That’s what [Kathryne and I] are both hoping for, that people will walk in and it’ll be an experience,” said Ayers. The paintings on display have been reproduced to create a collectible major arcana tarot deck, including a booklet containing all the artists’ statements. The decks will be for sale at the opening event at Ink Annex gallery and at select locations around Humboldt County, with proceeds going to benefit Ink People Center for the Arts. For more information visit Additional events related to the project are scheduled at the Ink Annex gallery throughout July: Saturday July 7, 6-9 p.m. Opening Reception. Meet and greet with live music by Amazing Art Band. Saturday July 14, 1-3 p.m. Artists Talk Tarot. Hear five of the artists share their insights and process while creating their tarot image. $5. Saturday July 21, 1-3 p.m. Carolyn Ayres’ Major Arcana Workshop. Learn about the tarot major arcana cards, their meanings, history and how to work with them in a reading. $10. Saturday July 28, 7-10 p.m. Tarot Costume Party. Come as your favorite archetypal character! A celebration of the tarot and the universal archetypes. Benefit for Ink People with feral jazz by Dogbone and more. $20. ●

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Shine Like Silver

KMUD turns 25, plus Vanishing Pints, Gould and Guthman, a bit of burlesque and Mary Jane By Bob Doran


hey call KMUD-FM “Redwood Community Radio” for a reason. All public radio stations are community stations in some sense, but KMUD is different — it’s grassroots, independent public radio in its purest “people-powered” form, with well over 100 volunteers ranging from teenaged deejays to silver-haired hipsters in their 70s who have been on the air since the beginning in 1987. When Simon Frech heard about the station being formed, he volunteered to help, at first just typing address labels. When he attended a meeting with some deejays he figured, “if they can do it, I can,” and asked if he could do a show. Eventually, he said, “I got a postcard from the station manager, Deerhawk, saying I had a show at some ungodly hour.” That was 25 years ago this fall. Originally called “Trans-Europe Express” (named for the Kraftwerk record he once used for his theme song), it evolved into “EuroBureau,” a Wednesday afternoon slice of modern European music. “Community is important,” said Frech, who is now KMUD’s technical director. “I think the station makes a big difference with all the talk shows and the news. We help the community communicate.” Over time Frech learned the technical side of broadcasting and helped the station grow. “We’ve expanded a lot,” he noted, with the station now up to four transmitters covering from Willits to Orick. A recent upgrade of KMUE, a repeater based in Eureka, moved its signal two notches down the dial to 88.1 FM. As Ken Jorgenson (host of “Bluegrass Country,” Tuesday on KMUD) put it, “It may not seem possible, but we’ve moved even further to the left — on the dial.” (Quick aside: Ken plays Thursday night at Shamus T Bones with his country band.) Somewhere in the middle of our conversation, Frech was called off to an impromptu meeting. The station is once again “in flux” he explained, as the station manager resigned her position two weeks ago. Frech did not seem to be too concerned. “We’ll find another,” he said.

The station has done it before; it’ll do it again. The KMUD community always perseveres. Since the station is celebrating its silver anniversary, Saturday’s annual KMUD Block Party out front of its Redway studios will be a biggie, with a giant CD sale, food vendors, KMUD T-shirts and other merch and a champagne birthday toast with cake (made by dedicated volunteer Carolina) at 4:20 p.m. Live music runs from noon “until 8-ish, aka dusk,” according to show coordinator, occasional substitute deejay and “trouble-making volunteer” Julia Minton. “In rough order of appearance,” it includes Mendocino folksinger/astrologer Antonia Lamb (who does a “Cosmic Weather” report on KMUD’s “Women on Wednesday”), SoHum songwriter/activist Bud Roger (host of “Edge of the Herd” one Sunday a month), Out of the Blue, The Spring Canyon Band, the Quebecois band Mon Petit Chou (which includes Sue Moon, host of “Hot Potatoes,” a Celtic show on alternate Mondays), Whitethorn-based Orphan in the Afterlife, the twangy SoHum country band Twango Macallan, SoHum soca band Ambush and out-o-town ringers (from Medford) 100 Watt Mind. Party on KMUD! Happy anniversary! Incidentally, Orphan in the Afterlife is at the end of its “Summer Independence Tour,” which also includes a Friday night show at the Lil Red Lion with 100 Watt Mind and Rycootermelontramp from Austin. Orphan in the Afterlife’s self-described “fairytale funk” is totally cool with electric uke, sax, accordion and upright bass, “loosely inspired by the lamentations of Orpheus.” (The band won me over by listing Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band among its influences.) Tour mates 100 Watt Mind have a raunchier neo-psychedelic sound and a lead singer who seems to be channeling Janis Joplin, at least at times. Rycootermelontramp does not sound anything like Ry Cooder, John Cougar or Supertramp, more along the lines of Beck in explorations of alt. who-knows-what. The very cleverly named Vanishing Pints call what they play “exuberant folk music of mostly Irish origins,” which means semi-Celtic

drinking songs, sea shanties, working class laments and more drinking songs, some original, some borrowed from the trad and non-trad Irish bands such as The Pogues, The Clancy Brothers, Flogging Molly and Christie Moore. They’ll be making pints vanish at the Mad River Brewery Taproom Friday night. The band slogan: “Drink me hearties and be merry.” Saturday at Mad River Brewery, it’s the return of Texas singer/songwriter/12-string slinger Danny Fast Fingers, a former Humboldter now living in Austin playing an eclectic mix of rock/folk/blues/country/funk genres. Local alt. country/Americana kings Rooster McClintock play a benefit Friday night at the Arcata Playhouse for a good cause, the Humboldt Swim Club, pretty much the only local swim team around. While they’re calling Saturday’s country show at the Sapphire Palace “The Humboldt Hoedown,” the featured artist, Buck Ford, is not local; he’s a young singer from Vacaville who briefly relocated to Nashville to cut a record. Citing artists like George Strait, Merle Haggard and George Jones as influences, Ford and his Pure Country Band strive to “bring back to life the sound and feel of old country,” at least so they say. Meanwhile in the Wave Lounge, it’s tribute time with Mojo Child, a band from the S.F. Bay Area playing the music of The Doors. Seabury Gould is one of those multi-faceted multi-instrumentalists who can play all sorts of music. He was in the now-defunct Celtic outfit Scatter the Mud and hosts regular open Irish sessions playing bouzouki, guitar and flute (the next is Sunday afternoon at Mosgo’s). I was surprised to see that he’s now putting his keyboard skills to work playing blues and rock with St. John and the Sinners. Gould also has a passion for the Sufi mystic Rumi, and recorded a CD, Let The Musician Finish This Poem, based around his writings. Gould had help on that album from his old friend from Ojai, Eddie Guthman, who plays cittern, mandolin and jazz bass. In fact they’ve made six albums of “folk, rock and ‘Eastern-flavored’ music” together

over the course of a couple of decades. Gould and Guthman get together once again Saturday at the Morris Graves Museum for “a variety of world music with folk and Celtic songs” during Arts Alive! Also along international lines, Saturday night’s show at Synapsis (next door to the Ink Annex) with Sweet Moments of Confusion, an instrumental duo with cellist Myra Joy and accordionist Diana Strong playing original compositions inspired by traditions from all over the world, particularly Northern and Eastern Europe. Something different? How about the double bill at the Works Thursday night with the hot new girl garage group The Lost Luvs opening for Cyclops from Cyclops Island, a garage-punk “inside joke that’s gone too far.” The sexy Va Va Voom Burlesque Vixens want you to know, “If your fireworks fizzle this July Fourth, don’t fret. We’ve got something for you that’s sparkly and hot enough to make you say ‘ooh!’ and ‘aaaaah!’” That would be the “celebration of red, white and boobs” they’re calling “Go ‘Merica!” Saturday night at Six Rivers Brewery. Basically it’s a collection of burlesque routines set to classic American rock and country tunes played by DJ Gabe Pressure with stand-up comic John McClurg acting as emcee and doing shtick in between. Gabe will hang around for a post-show dance party where “the girls of Va Va Voom really let their hair down and show y’all how to party.” There’s more burlesque that night in Blue Lake at Dell’Arte’s Mad River Festival: the “saucy, late-night cabaret for adults only,” Red Light in Blue Lake, is back with special guests Bada Bling! Burlesque from SoHum. Do you have a ticket? If not, forget it; it’s totally sold out. You may still be able to get seats for this summer’s big hit Mary Jane: The Musical, but don’t wait for those either — this is the final weekend and the new evolution of the show has been getting rave reviews. Even if you saw it last year, go again. That’s what I’m doing. Maybe I’ll see you there. ● • North Coast Journal • Thursday, July 5, 2012



BON SWING! Gypsy Jazz

Fri., July 6, 7-10 pm • no cover


Sat., July 7, 7-10 pm • no cover


Wine Bar & Store: Open Monday through Saturday 8th Street on the Arcata Plaza • 825-7596



Cyclops and The Lost Luvs at The Works

venue THE ALIBI: ARCATA 822-3731 744 9th St. Arc.

thur 7/5

fri 7/6

sat 7/7

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Whitehorse, Satya Sena (thrash metal) 11pm $5

Rooster McClintock 7pm

Jefferson State Old Time Revue 8pm

We serve pizza!

Check our website for upcoming events!

ARCATA PLAYHOUSE 1251 9th St. ARCATA THEATRE LOUNGE 1036 G St. Info line: 822-1220 BAR-FLY PUB 443-3770 91 Commercial, Eureka BEAR RIVER CASINO 733-9644 11 Bear Paws Way, Loleta BLONDIES Arcata 822-3453 BLUE LAKE CASINO 668-9770 777 Casino Way, Blue Lake

Ocean Night Film Screening Doors at 6:30 p.m. $3 All ages Happy Hour everyday 4-6pm $1 off wells & pints Karaoke w/ Chris Clay 8pm

The Trouble (Americana) no cover 9pm

Buck Ford (country) S.Pal. 8pm $10 Mojo Child (Doors tribute) Wave 9pm

Open Mic 7pm Karaoke 8pm-1am

Mon Petit Chou (French-Canuck) 8pm

CAFE MOKKA Arcata 822-2228 C ST. PLAZA Old Town, Eureka

Dr. Squid (dance rock) no cover 9pm

Happy Hour everyday 4-6pm $1 off wells & pints Midnight Special (country rock) no cover 9pm

LC Diamonds (rock ‘n’ roll) 6-8pm The Tumbleweeds (cowboy) 6-8pm

The Tumbleweeds (cowboy) 6-8pm

Eyes Anonymous (‘80s hits) no cover 9pm

Gary Puckett 8pm $49 Tripwire (classic rock) no cover 9pm

EUREKA INN 497-6093

Blues Jam 9pm

Voltage (southern rock) 9pm


Live music 7pm

CHAPALA CAFÉ Eureka 443-9514 CHER-AE HEIGHTS 677-3611 27 Scenic Dr. Trinidad

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

CLAM BEACH INN McKinleyville

Kindred Spirits (bluegrass) 9pm

GALLAGHER’S IRISH PUB Eureka HEY JUAN! BURRITOS 1642 1/2 G St. Arcata HUMBOLDT BREWS 826-2739 856 10th St. Arcata

Death Metal Thursday (DMT): 4:30-10 pm AND Happy Hour until Close!

Distracting the cook will only prolong the hunger

Not your average “pub grub”

Happy Hour All Day! Grateful Dead Movie Night 8pm free

Va Va Voom Burlesque 9pm

Local Producer Showcase 9pm

Bump Foundation (funk) 9pm

Summer Hours: until 9pm Monday Thursday, 10pm Friday & Saturday

Tom Toohey (Gypsy jazz) 7-10pm, no cover

Djalopy Absynth Duo 7-10pm, no cover littleredlioneurekacalif Jeff DeMark and The LaPatinas (sonic delights) 6pm

Orphan in the Afterlife, 100 Watt Mind, Rycootermelontramp 8pm littleredlioneurekacalif Danny Fastfingers (guitar from Austin TX) 6pm

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LIBATION 825-7596 761 8th St. Arcata LIL’ RED LION 444-1344 1506 5th St Eureka MAD RIVER BREWERY 668-5680 101 Taylor Way Blue Lake

Open Mon.-Fri. 9-6 • Sat. 10-6

1102 5th St. • 445-9022 (Corner of 5th & L)

at 10th & H Streets

OLD TOWN COFFEE & CHOC. 211 F St. Eureka 445-8600

Celebration Sale both locations By 2 Hoodies Save $10 and get 2 pairs of Humboldt shoelaces Buy 2 shirts Save $5 Buy 2 hats/beanies Save $5 ARCATA 987 H ST. 707-822-3090


Vanishing Pints (beer drinkin’ music) 6pm

Kids Open Mic 7pm





Lyndsey Battle @ Henderson Center See the NCJ’s 8 Days a Week Calendar Jerry Cottrell @ McKinleyville for times and Farmers’ Market info Rude Lion (reggae/hip hop) 9pm $5

Blackberry Bushes Stringband 9am-2pm on the Arcata Plaza

Buddy Reed (blues) 7-10pm

Orange in Hindsight Tour 7pm

Mike Craighead and Sari Baker (Arts Alive!) 7pm

PEARL LOUNGE 507 2nd St. Eureka 444-2017 PERSIMMONS GARDEN GALLERY 1055 Redway Drive 923-2748

DJ Jsun & friends (dance music) 9pm-midnight

Guerilla Takeover Sound (dance music) 10pm

DJ MXMSTR KRSHN2N dance music 10pm

Terry Rodriguez, Francis Vanek (jazz piano/sax) 7-10pm

Lisa Baney & Steve Smith (jazz) 7pm

Tessla Duet: Steve & Lorna Brown on guitar & accordian 7pm + pizza!

RED FOX TAVERN 415 5th St Eureka REDWOOD CURTAIN BREWING 550 South G St., Arcata 826-7222

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Get your Growlers filled

REDWOOD RAKS 616-6876 824 L Street, Arcata

Blues Night with Brian! 8-10pm

Live Music World Dance Party 7pm class, 8pm party, all ages, $5

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THE RITZ 240 F St., Eureka RIVERWOOD INN Phillipsville ROBERT GOODMAN WINES 937 10th St. Arcata 826-WINE SHAMUS T BONES 407-3550 191 Truesdale St., Eureka

Easton Stuard & Sam Maez (jazz) 7pm Jimi Jeff & the Gypsy Band 9pm Ken Jorgenson Band (old country swing) 8-10pm

Happy hour M-F 4-6pm Uptown Kings (blues) 9:30pm-midnight

Lyndsey Battle (folk jazz) 7-10pm

GuitarStan (songs) 7pm

Ogara Family music & stories 7pm

Watch the Sunset from our fun bar!


Karaoke 7-10pm MXMSTR KRSHN2N 10pm

SILVER LINING 3561 Boeing Ave., McK

Rude Lion 10pm

SIX RIVERS BREWERY Central Ave. McK. 839-7580

Alice Wallace (folk/pop) 9pm

The Bandage (rock) 9pm

Va Va Voom Burlesque Presents: Go ‘Merica! 9pm

THE SPEAKEASY 444-2244 411 Opera Alley, Eureka

Sangria and Snacks 4-6:30

SugaFoot (blues duo) 7:30pm Ladies night ($1 off drinks) 8pm

Buddy Reed (blues) 9pm

Boss Levelz 10pm


TOBY & JACKS Arcata Plaza THE WORKS Eureka

The Lost Luvs, Cyclops (indie) 9pm

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clubs • concerts • cafés bands • djs • karaoke • drink & food specials • pool tournaments • and more sun 7/8

mon 7/9

tues 7/10

wed 7/11

DJ Anya 11pm $3

Your friend on the Arcata Plaza.

2-Fer Tues: buy any breakfast or lunch item 8am-3pm: 2nd for 1/2 off

Irish Pub Wednesdays: with $2 wells

Steamboy (2004) 5:30pm $5 Rated PG-13

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Free pool in back room Happy Hour 4-6pm $1 off wells & pints

A Chance to win $1,000,000

No Limit Texas Holdem 6:30pm Quiz Night 7pm

UPCOMING: Sci Fi Night is Thurs, July 12! 6 p.m. - 10 p.m. All ages Free Karaoke w/ DJ Marv Free pool in back room 9pm-1am Happy Hour 4-6pm $1 off wells & pints No Limit Texas Holdem 6:30pm

A Chance to win $1,000,000

Karaoke w/ KJ Leonard 8pm

Fat Tire Tuesdays $2.00 Fat Tire Pints

Wild Wing Wednesday w/ 25¢ wings

Karaoke w/Chris Clay 8pm 9-ball tournament 8pm

8-Ball Tournaments at 8pm

Karaoke with Chris Clay 8pm

8-Ball Tournaments at 8pm

Rule #1: Suck it up! Rule #2: Learn rule #1

Mimosa Mondays $3.00 pints of Mimosas all day long!

Fish Taco Tuesdays $3.50 for one $7.00 for two

Call In Your Order: 822-8433

UPCOMING: Fishbone July 13

UPCOMING: Sola Rosa July 17

Cribbage Tournament 6:30pm

Ginger Casanova (folk) 7pm

Sundaze: Deep Groove Society 9pm

Comedy Open Mic 8pm

Blue Lotus Jazz 6pm

Aber Miller (piano) 6-9pm

Wine Bar overlooking the Arcata Plaza

Happy Hour 6-8pm Monday - Thursday, $1 off wine by the glass

We are a certified wine shipper

We got beer.

Book your band 444-1344

Feral Depravity, Hemorage, Locust Furnace (metal) 9:30pm

Open Sundays til 8pm

$3 off growler refills

Sierra Rose Band (folk rock) 6pm littleredlioneurekacalif Pints For Non Profits: Humboldt Family Services 6pm

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Chris Parreira @ Old Town Eureka Huayllipacha @ Wildberries

See the NCJ’s 8 Days a Week Calendar for times and Farmers’ Market info

Seabury’s Irish Music Session 3pm Whomp Whomp Wednesday 9pm All markets have fresh fruits and vegetables and much, much more

Rude Lion Sound (reggae) 8pm Now serving beer and wine

Sit and sip.

Open mic w/ Mike Anderson (music/spoken) 6:30pm



Tequila Tuesdays muchas variedades or find us on Facebook

Open 2-10pm Wed-Fri

Handcrafted items for children and adults.

Triple Chicken Foot (L.A. bluegrass) 7pm

Tasting Room open Mon-Wed 4-11pm Thu-Fri 4-12, Sat. 12-12, Sun 2-10

Buddy Reed (blues) 9-11pm

Happy Hour? Happy Day!

Pints For Non Profits: Humboldt Folklife Society

Sunday Sacred Dance Wave 10-11:30am $5/$15

Swing Dance Night! 7:30pm Class, 8:30pm Party, $5

Beginning Salsa Dance 7-8pm $10

Congolese Dace with Makaya 5:30-7pm

Live music 6pm

Spoken Word Night 8pm

Steve Poltz (songwriter) Doors 7pm, show 8pm $10, $8 adv.

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End the weekend right Dine early

Check out our Sports Bar

Make Early Reservations for the weekend 407-3550

Full cocktail bar

Soulful Sidekicks noon-3pm Trivia Night 8pm

Karaoke 9pm w/ sushi

Sunny Brae Jazz 9pm w/ fried chicken

Greg Camphuis Duo: Unplugged 8pm

Sunday Mimosa and Bloody Mary specials

Secret Password Hint: South of St. Charles Avenue

SugaFoot (trumpet/guitar duo) 6pm

Wednesday Happy Hour 4-6:30pm

Jam Session 9pm

Good & Evil Twins Karaoke 8pm • NORTH COAST JOURNAL • THURSDAY, JULY 5, 2012



5 thursday THEATER

Show People. 8 p.m. Redwood Curtain, 220 First St., Eureka. Married Broadway actors Jerry and Marnie haven’t worked in years and are desperate to take any acting job that comes their way. Written by Paul Weitz. $10 on Thursdays. 443-7688. Mary Jane: The Musical. 8 p.m. Rooney Amphitheater, 131 H St., Blue Lake. The Diva of Sativa is back for one more weekend of songs and stories of Humboldt‘s cash crop, its costs, the divisions is creates, and the future of legalization and/or illegality. $18/$15 students and seniors/$10 kids under 12. 668-5663.


Ocean Night Film Screening. 7 p.m. Arcata Theater Lounge, 1036 G St. Screening the sci-fi surf flick (yup!) Invasion! From Planet C. Sponsored by Ocean Conservancy, Humboldt Surfrider and Humboldt Baykeeper. $3. 822-1220.


Henderson Center Farmers’ Market. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Vegetables, fruits, seedlings, plants and local food. Music by Lindsey Battle. 441-9999. McKinleyville Farmers’ Market. 3:30-6:30 p.m. McKinleyville Safeway Shopping Plaza, Central Avenue. Farmfresh produce every Thursday. Music by Jerry Cottrell. 441-9999.



Human Rights Commission Meeting. 5 p.m. Humboldt County Courthouse, Conference Room A, 825 Fifth St., Eureka. Agenda includes county ordinance on use of public property for demonstrations and protests and availability of public rest rooms. 268-2549.

6 friday EVENTS

Trinidad Art Nights. 6-9 p.m. Downtown Trinidad. Businesses and organizations host local artists and live music. 677-3188. Red Light in Blue Lake. 10:30 p.m. Dell’Arte, 131 H St., Blue Lake. Saucy, late-night cabaret for adults only featuring wild acts, burlesque, music and more. Part of the annual Mad River Festival. $25/$20 adv. dellarte. com. 668-5663.


Show People. 8 p.m. Redwood Curtain. $15. See July 5 listing. Mary Jane: The Musical. 8 p.m. Rooney Amphitheater. See July 5 listing.


Westhaven Showcase For the Arts. 6 p.m. Westhaven



Center for the Arts, 501 S. Westhaven Drive. Musicians play; community members listen. $5/$10 sliding scale.


Friday Night at the Refuge: Pollinators. 5-8 p.m. Humboldt Bay National Wildlife Refuge, 1020 Ranch Road, Loleta. Butterflies, bees, hummingbirds and bats! Features hands-on activities and informative displays for all ages. 733-5406.


Humboldt Crabs vs. Healdsburg Prune Packers. 7 p.m. Arcata Ballpark, Ninth and F streets. Are you kidding? This is the must-heckle event of the year! Take yourself out to the ballgame, HumCo! $8/$6 students and seniors/$4 kids 12 and under. 826-2333.



KMUD’s 25th Anniversary Block Party. Noon. 1144 Redway Drive, Redway. Features food, games, vendors and local music. 923-2513. Go ’Merica!. 8 p.m. Six Rivers Brewery, McKinleyville. Va Va Voom Burlesque Vixens pair up with DJ Gabe Pressure

for a festive all-American celebration of red, white and boobs! Features stand-up by John McClurg, fun and games. $7. 839-7580.


Show People. 8 p.m. Redwood Curtain. See July 5 listing. Mary Jane: The Musical. 8 p.m. Rooney Amphitheater. See July 5 listing.


Jefferson State Old Time Revue. 8 p.m. Arcata Playhouse, 1251 Ninth St. Third Annual Missing Link roots shindig features Frank Fairfield, No-Good Redwood Ramblers, Sour Mash Hug Band, The Wainwright Brothers, Blackberry Bushes Stringband and Country Mouse, City Mouse DJs. $12/$10 adv. Gary Puckett and the Union Gap. 8 p.m. Cher-ae Heights Casino, Trinidad. Sixties hitmaker sings “Young Girl,” “Woman Woman,” “Lady Willpower,” “This Girl Is A Woman Now,” “Don’t Give Up On Him,” “Keep The Customer Satisfied,” “Home,” and “Over You.” $39/$49 premium. 677-3611. Sweet Moments of Confusion. 8-11 p.m. Synapsis Studio, 47 A West Third Street, Eureka. Cellist Myra Joy and accordionist Diana Strong perform original instrumental compositions inspired by folk traditions from the corners of the world, particularly Northern and Eastern Europe. $8. 517-881-9307.

Humboldt Crabs Baseball

2012 Season



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

Fri & Sat, July 6 & 7

Healdsburg Prune Packers 7 PM


Arcata Farmers’ Market. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Arcata Plaza, Ninth and G streets. Fresh vegetables, fruits, seedlings, plants and local food. Music by Blackberry Bushes Stringband. 822-5951.


Humboldt Crabs vs. Healdsburg Prune Packers. 7 p.m. Arcata Ballpark. See July 6 listing.


KEET’s Kids Club. Noon-2 p.m. Morris Graves Museum, 636 F St., Eureka. Workshops for children, families, and childcare providers features a segment of PBS Kid’s programming, reading short stories and doing art activities. Each family receives the book The Art Lesson. 442-0278.

8 sunday EVENTS

Madaket Brunch Cruise. 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Circumnavigate Indian Island and enjoy a plentiful buffet style brunch. RSVP. $32.50/$28.50 students and seniors/$22.50 kids. humboldtbaymaritimemuseum. com. 445-1910.


Mary Jane: The Musical. 8 p.m. Rooney Amphitheater. Final performance. See July 5 listing.


Open Celtic Music Session. 3 p.m. Mosgo’s, 180 Westwood Center, Arcata. Informal gathering of musicians playing Irish and other Celtic music hosted by Seabury Gould. 845-8167.


Trinidad Artists’ Market. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Next to Murphy’s Market, Trinidad. Featuring wonderful works of art and crafts from local artisans, music by Rick Park and delicious barbecue. 834-8720.


Steamboy (2004). 5:30 p.m. Arcata Theatre Lounge, 1036 G St. He Will Save The Future. $5. arcatatheater. com. 822-1220.

Healdsburg Prune Packers 12:30 PM

Tuesday, July 10

Bay Area Warriors 7 PM

Wednesday, July 11 Bay Area Warriors Double Header 5:30 PM

Crabs Ballpark 9th & F Arcata

Is Old Time The New Black?

The needle drops into the groove and you hear the characteristic snap, crackle and pop as the record spins at 78 revolutions per minute. DJ Country Mouse and his musical counterpart DJ City Mouse, aka Matt ‘n’ Adam from Soul Night, are preparing to switch from old 45s to even older lacquer records to launch their Third Annual Jefferson State Old Time Revue with a DJ set at the Arcata Playhouse. Missing Link owner Adam “Country Mouse” Pokorski says the old time set they have planned won’t be too different. “It’s all dance music,” he says standing behind the counter in his Arcata record store. He’s already selected his first disc, “Knoxville Rag,” probably recorded around the early ‘20s by a Kentucky string duo with Dick Burnett on banjo and Leonard Rutherford on fiddle. “It starts off with them calling out, ‘We’re gonna play some good dance music for ya here folks. If yer not right, get right.’ That’s our plan, play some good dance music,” he says. Missing Link recently acquired some new old records from the collection of Frank Fairfield, who, not coincidentally, is the headliner for the Jefferson Revue. Between his retro look and his sound, seeing Fairfield perform is like stepping into a time machine. NPR calls him “a one-man folk revival,” which is a fair description since he’s equally adept at old time fiddle, guitar and banjo, all played solo. Fairfield is one of five live acts that will follow the opening DJ set. Also playing are: The Blackberry Bushes Stringband from Olympia, Wash., add a touch of alt. folk to Americana with former punk rock vocalist Kendl Winter on banjo and

vocals. You can catch a preview as the band plays the Arcata Farmers’ Market Saturday morning. Sour Mash Hug Band comes from Oakland. Pokorski describes the band’s sound as “a mash-up of hot jazz, old time and gypsy swing with kind of a circus vibe. They just played down at Summer Arts and were a big hit.” The Wainwright Brothers out of Eugene are only brothers musically. “They’re behind NaturalBeardy. com, a killer roots music blog that’s like a Northwest version of Daytrotter Sessions,” said Pokorski. “We met them at the Pickathon festival [near Portland] last year and wanted to get them here. They should fire things up with some boot stompin’ music.” The No Good Redwood Ramblers are the local old time contingent. The jug/bluegrass band has been playing locally for about four years and recently ended up on a cool cassette tape compilation, America Salutes the Carter Family, playing one of the first songs the Carters recorded, “The Storms are on the Ocean.” A new addition this year: the Humboldt Hot Dogs food cart will be parked outside the Playhouse in case you want to grab dinner. Beer and wine available inside, so bring your ID if you’re old enough. The Third Annual Jefferson State Old Time Review takes place on Saturday, July 7, starting at 7:30 p.m. and running until half past midnight at the Arcata Playhouse, 1251 Ninth St. Admission is $12 at the door. Advance tickets are $10, available at Missing Link Records, 1073 H St., Arcata. — Bob Doran



Sunday, July 8


Trail Stewards Orientation/Work Day. 9-11 a.m. Meet at Hiller Park. Sweep the trail, trim brush, and other activities. Dress for work. 826-0163. Manila Dunes Restoration. 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Manila Community Center, 1611 Peninsula Drive, Arcata. Help restore coastal dunes. Gloves, tools and cookies provided. Wear closed-toed shoes; bring drinking water. 444-1397. Lanphere Dunes Guided Walk. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Pacific Union School, 3001 Janes Road, Arcata. Explore the changing sandscape of the Lanphere dunes with a trained naturalist. 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. King Range Summer Hike. 10 a.m. Black Sands Beach, Shelter Cove. Fish biologist AJ Donnell leads the outing, explaining creek ecosystems and native fish, and answering questions. Friends of the Arcata Marsh Tour. 2 p.m. Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary Interpretive Center, 600 S. G St. Alex Stillman leads a 90-minute walk focusing on marsh history and ecology. 826-2359.

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book From Animal House to Our House: A Love Story

There is only one reason someone writes a book  about house renovation: catharsis. Ron Tanner’s memoir, ”From Animal House to Our House: A Love Story,”  serves just this purpose. Tanner purchased a falling  down Victorian in Baltimore in a quest for love and selfredemption. His writing is heart-achingly honest and  at times cringe-worthy. Tanner admits to buying this  disaster of a house in hopes of winning the love (and  commitment) of his girlfriend. That his plan worked is  one of the triumphs of the book. That he learned to  do his own plasterwork, wiring and carpentry in the process is a miracle. As someone currently recovering from  home renovation, I devoured Tanner’s account of what I  call “The Five Stages of Renovation.”   Stage One: Innocence.  Tanner sees his Victorian as  the promised land, a treasure that only needs vision and  determination to reveal itself to him.   Stage Two: Exhaustion. Tanner finds himself withdrawing from his work, friends and even his love life to  toil for 14-hour days on his beloved/feared Victorian. He  sleeps only four hours a day. Stage Three: Despair. Knowing nothing about  construction, Tanner fails at almost everything. His  plasterwork crumbles. His pipes burst. His cut-rate  contractors abandon him. He fails his inspection. His  girlfriend demands to be put on the deed and refuses  to help until Tanner does so. Stage Four: Perseverance. Perhaps too exhausted to  consider other options, Tanner plunges on. His craftsmanship slowly improves, his girlfriend slowly begins to  trust him and eventually his contractors finish their jobs. Stage Five: Hope. Since home renovation never ends,  it is tricky to write a decent ending. Tanner manages  to craft an optimistic final chapter that boils down to,  “Love conquers all.”   Unfortunately, many relationships crumble under  the stress of this kind of construction, and Tanner fails  to articulate just why his survives. Instead, he writes  about repairing fireplaces to heat the huge row home  and make everyone happy (the symbolism is a tad  heavy-handed). His pleasure and gratitude for his livable  home and his romance are palpable, but not relatable. As someone who bought a falling-down historic  building with someone I loved, I related to the bones  of Tanner’s work. The idealism, the sleep deprivation,  the intense fights. There is not much scarier than realizing the guy next to you knows just about as much as  you. Which is nothing. Tanner is at his best when he  writes on this raw, confessional level. He is not afraid to  be unlikeable, which makes him highly readable.   Tanner will perform his one-man show at Northtown  Books, 957 H St., Arcata, at 2 p.m. on Sunday, July 8. — Amy Cirincione You can read about Amy’s renovation at

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Bronwynne Brent Old Town Coffee & Chocolates, Eureka - June 22, 2012 It came to me by blind luck or coincidence. Either  way, it was fortuitous that I found myself in Old Town  Eureka on a nearly-abandoned, soggy, gray evening.  Having heard the Austin-based singer-songwriter  Bronwynne Brent on the radio the day before (she  had made an in-studio appearance on KHUM), I was  struck by her strong, distinct voice that carried a  faint Irish or British lilt, and I wanted to hear her live  in Old Town. Her songs contained dark narratives of  extinguished relationships. It wasn’t the straightforward heartbreak stuff. The lyrics carried a worldlier,  older perspective. The native Greenville, Miss. songwriter self  released her full-length debut, Deep Black Water,  last year — falling under the radar of most places  outside the greater Austin area. Produced by Mike  McCarthy, best known for his longtime production  work with Spoon, her 2011 debut sparkled with popinfluenced folk songs wrapped in a crisp, alt. country  sound. Her backing band, comprised of some of  Austin’s finest session musicians, included Faces keyboardist Ian “Mac” McLagan and pedal steel player  Ricky Ray Jackson. Live, backed with only her guitar  and harmonica, her often-melancholic songs resonated more powerfully in stark and intimate arrangements. Through her words and confident voice, the  songs highlighted Brent’s eye not on a relationship’s  flower, so to speak, but its thorns. In some regards,  her narrators are similar to Richard Thompson’s — in  their fascination, if not celebration, of characters that  live on the darker side of the emotional street. In two 45-minute sets consisting of material  mostly from Deep Black Water, Brent’s self-effacing  demeanor and Southern politeness often deflected  any attention from the singer, per se, and allowed all  the focus to be given to each song. “When the heat  is on, and the storm is moving in,” she sang, in the  album’s title track, “lightning is bound to burn you,  like an unassuming friend. … I want to swim in your  deep black water. Make me whole again.” That’s the  beauty of witnessing Brent perform: You are caught  off-guard, not prepared for such dark, poetic imagery  being delivered by a shy, modest messenger. Brent also peppered her set with a number of  excellent covers, including Steve Forbert’s “Tonight I  Feel So Far Away From Home,” Elizabeth Cotton’s classic “Freight Train” and a superb version of Townes Van  Zandt’s “Pancho & Lefty.” She also covered several  compositions penned by her songwriting mother  (two of Brent’s sisters are also singer-songwriters). Just past the coffee shop’s large window, light rain  and the last of the day’s light were coming down onto  the empty gazebo. The setting served as a perfect  backdrop to Brent’s double-edged lines, her subtle  and adept musicianship, her resonant vocals and her  depth as a songwriter. — Mark Shikuma  


Puckett! Do you remember when it wasn’t creepy for pop stars to sing longingly about underage girls? Me neither. But if you do, and you’re feeling nostalgic, then maybe you should take your Coup de Ville up to Cher-ae-Heights Casino in Trinidad this Saturday and go see Gary Puckett and Union Gap. They’re “one of the most successful groups of the ‘60s,” at least according to their website, and they’re in the middle of a cross-country tour. The band is hitting plenty of casinos, so Puckett’s golden pipes should be good and warm by the time he makes it to Humboldt. The band started back in the late 1960s, right in the middle of that whole Beatles-HendrixGrateful Dead thing, but their music wasn’t aimed at all those hippy bullshitters. Nope, they were an uptown bunch with classy tunes, in the tradition of Sinatra and other suited singers. They quickly had a run of chart-topping numbers. Looking back, it’s easy to understand their success. They had more horns and strings than a buffalo herd in a yarn factory, and Puckett’s

crooning often made Neil Diamond weep bitter jealous tears. Plus, they had thought-provoking lyrics. Some of them still just make you stop and shake your head. Like these, from the band’s 1968 hit “Young Girl”: “Beneath your perfume and your makeup, you’re just a baby in disguise,” Puckett sings, sweet as the kiss of a virgin. “And though you know it’s wrong to be alone with me, that come-on look is in your eye.” (Chorus) “Young girl, get out of my mind, my love for you is way out of line.” Damn that’s catchy. And it makes sense, too, because, you know, 18 is kinda over-the-hill. Uhhhhh…. At least he was trying to resist, right? Anyway, if you were either already old or already stodgy in the 1960s, then this could be just your style. Bust out your best sequined dress, roll the lint off your biggest lapels, shine up your wingiest wingtips, and get yourself to the casino for a good, wholesome, old-fashioned time. Buy tickets, $39 (!) House, $49(!!) Premium, at — Zach St. George • North Coast JourNal • thursday, July 5, 2012



Audubon Society Field Trip. 9 a.m. Humboldt Bay National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center, 1020 Ranch Road, Loleta, off Hookton Road. Leisurely, two- to three-hour trip introducing you to birds of Humboldt Bay area. 822-3613. Ma-le’l Dunes Photography Hike. 10 a.m.-noon. BLM parking area, Manila. Park Ranger Julie Clark leads a nature/photography hike through the dune forest and out to the beach.


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


Humboldt Crabs vs. Healdsburg Prune Packers. 12:30 p.m. Arcata Ballpark. See July 6 listing.


Redwood Coast Scrabble Club. 1-5 p.m. Arcata Community Center, 321 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Parkway. Words with friends -- live. 677-9242.

9 monday EVENTS

Human Revolution Right 2 Know Tour. 5 p.m. Garberville Town Square. Evening of music, food, entertainment and education. Dance performance by Circus of the Elements. Show your support to label genetically engineered foods in California.


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.


CASA Day Training Class. 9 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. CASA of Humboldt, 2356 Myrtle Ave., Eureka. Week long training session, July 9-13, for volunteers advocating for Humboldt children caught up in court room drama. 443-3197.

10 tuesday MOVIES

Based on the Book Film Series: Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. 6:30 p.m. Humboldt County Library, 1313 Third St., Eureka. Screening of the 1953 Howard Hawksdirected film starring Marilyn Monroe and Jane Russell. Hosted by Philip Wright. 269-1962.


Old Town Farmers’ Market. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Old Town, Eureka, F Street between First and Third streets. Fresh farm-grown produce. Music by Chris Parreira. humfarm. org. 441-9999. Fortuna Farmers’ Market. 3-6 p.m. 10th and Main

streets. Freshest and tastiest local produce, plants, breads and jams. 726-9371. Wildberries Farmers’ Market. 3:30-6:30 p.m. Wildberries Marketplace, 747 13th St., Arcata. Fresh fruit, vegetables and plants from local growers. Andean music by Huayllipacha. 441-9999.


Humboldt Crabs vs. Bay Area Warriors. 7 p.m. Arcata Ballpark, Ninth and F streets. Take yourself out to the ballgame, HumCo! $8/$6 students and seniors/$4 kids 12 and under. 826-2333.


North Group Sierra Club Monthly Meeting. 7 p.m. Adorni Recreation Center, 1011 Waterfront Drive, Eureka. Discussion of local conservation issues follows executive committee business meeting. 826-3740.


Senior Get Together. 1-3 p.m. Ramone’s Old Town, 209 E St., Eureka. Single seniors meet for coffee, pastries and good conversation. 442-2990. Humboldt Cribbage Club. 6:15-9:30 p.m. Moose Lodge, 4328 Campton Road, Eureka. Weekly cribbage tournament. $7. 444-3161.

11 wednesday EVENTS

Pints For Nonprofits. 5 p.m. Redwood Curtian Brewery, 550 South G St., Arcata. $1 of every pint goes to Humboldt folklife Society.


Humboldt Crabs vs. Bay Area Warriors. 5:30 p.m. Arcata Ballpark, Ninth and F streets. Doubleheader! Take yourself out to the ballgame, HumCo! $8/$6 students and seniors/$4 kids 12 and under. 826-2333.

12 thursday THEATER

Show People. 8 p.m. Redwood Curtain. See July 5 listing.


Henderson Center Farmers’ Market. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. See July 5 listing. Music by Squeeze Bug. McKinleyville Farmers’ Market. 3:30-6:30 p.m. McKinleyville Safeway Shopping Plaza. See July 5 listing. Music by Gunsafe.

Heads Up…

Folklife Festival Seeks Volunteers. The Humboldt Folklife Festival is coming up at the end of July and organizers are seeking volunteers to assist with staffing information, set-up, clean-up, concession tables, poster distribution and more. RSVP to Emily at emily.sinkhorn@ or phone 269-2061. ● • NORTH COAST JOURNAL • THURSDAY, JULY 5, 2012


Channing Tatum in MAGIC MIKE.

Beefcake Bravura

Channing Tatum’s stripper saga is one of the best movies of the year. Yes, really. By John J. Bennett


MAGIC MIKE. For better or worse, most of the audience didn’t know or care that this is a Steven Soderbergh movie. They came to see Channing Tatum get naked and were very excited when he did so. Fortunately they didn’t have to wait long, so they got most of the giggling and screaming out of their systems at the beginning. I say fortunately because this allowed the rest of us to actually appreciate one of the great movies of 2012. Tatum leaves it all on the stage as Magic Mike, a stripper with a dream: He wants to start a custom furniture business, and he hustles day and night saving money to do it. Mike grinds it out at night and by day he runs a mobile auto detailing business, a roofing company and a few other unseen businesses. He’s also in line to become part owner of the strip club when it makes the big jump from Tampa to Miami. Life gets in the way when he takes The Kid (Alex Pettyfer) under his wing and falls for The Kid’s sister. Magic Mike is beautifully photographed and edited, scored with exciting music and filled with thought-provoking performances. Everybody who goes just for the stripping will leave better for it. R. 110m. TED. Seth McFarlane often comes off as a pompous ass. His characterizations of

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“average” Americans can simultaneously seem like pandering and condescension. That being said, I have to admit that his work to this point (Family Guy, especially) is creative and usually very funny. Now I’ll add success as a moviemaker to his list of accomplishments. Ted won’t shock with its coarse language and pothead slacker main characters — I think we’re all expecting that much — but it might surprise a few people with its themes of friendship and growing up, its honest storytelling and its inventiveness. This is the story of an unpopular Boston boy — disconcertingly named John Bennett — played by Mark Wahlberg. He wishes his beloved plush bear into sentience, and Ted (voiced by McFarlane) subsequently enjoys some brief fame. Cut to 25 years later: John and Ted are stuck in a rut, filling their days with bong hits and re-watching Flash Gordon. John’s inexplicably attractive, successful girlfriend (Mila Kunis) wants Ted to strike out on his own so she and John can move forward with their relationship. It’s gut-check time for the two old friends. As an added complication, a super-creepy father and son have designs on Ted. I laughed quite a bit at Ted, more than I expected to. Its tone and execution are simple but effective, and McFarlane as director doesn’t overreach stylistically. The story is told in his voice, and the final product is

commendable. R. 106m. PEOPLE LIKE US. Alex Kurtzman has a long list of credits to his name, mostly as a television writer and producer (Alias, Fringe, Hawaii Five-O). This movie marks his big-screen directorial debut, and his experience and competence distinguish it from the standard family melodramas that share its DNA. A charming cast including Chris Pine, Elizabeth Banks and film newcomer Michael Hall D’Addario doesn’t hurt either. Sam (Pine) is a fast-talking corporate barter specialist in a make-or-break professional situation. Meanwhile, his distant, philandering record-biz father has died, leaving behind some unfinished business, namely Frankie (Banks), a half-sister Sam never knew he had, her troubled young son Josh (D’Addario) and $150,000 cash in a shaving kit. Tasked with delivering the money to his newfound family members, Sam suffers a crisis of conscience. He could use the cash to stave off an FTC investigation, or do what his late father asks of him. The narrative contains few surprises, but Kurtzman tells the story well and focuses his energies efficiently. The actors all contribute strong, believable performances, and there are enough unique details to the story to elevate it above run of the mill. People Like Us, while unremarkable, is heartwarming and well-made. PG13. 115m. MOONRISE KINGDOM. Detractors call the latest Wes Anderson movie indulgent and twee. Fans celebrate it as the purest distillate of the director’s particular vision. I am decidedly a fan — have been since a friend hipped me to Bottle Rocket in 1998 — so I’m inclined to celebrate Anderson’s adherence to the motifs and devices that define his moviemaking. At the same time I understand what the haters are complaining about. I’ve waited a long time for the opportunity to see Moonrise Kingdom and was excited that it finally made it here. That excitement was tempered by mild disappointment when I learned that it would only be shown on one of the Minor’s smaller screens. (I love the Minor as much as anybody, but the sound and picture quality leave something to be desired.)  It seems like a no-brainer to put this out in a bigger theater, if not on multiple screens. The fact that it played to a packed house when I attended seems to support this theory. Besides seating, sound and picture, the Minor has a major flaw: It tends to attract more asshole drunks than our other local theaters — like the group that sat in the front row on Friday evening and talked through the first hour, until they were gently ejected by a Minor employee. I applaud that guy, but the damage was done. I’ll have to see the movie again — and actually watch it — before I can offer any thoughtful, honest commentary. PG13. 94m. —John J. Bennett


THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN. Christopher Nolan gave Batman a “reboot” to spectacular effect in 2005, reinvigorating a tired franchise.

Music video director Marc Webb attempts to duplicate that feat with the adolescent webspinner and stars Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone. PG13. 136m. SAVAGES: Oliver Stone: visionary provocateur or self-important blowhard? Discuss. Or go see his latest, which follows a pair of SoCal weed entrepreneurs who run afoul of the Mexican Baja Cartel. Starring Taylor Kitsch, Benicio Del Toro, Salma Hayek and John Travolta. R. 130m. KATY PERRY: PART OF ME. But which part? Starting Thursday, this behind-the-scenes documentary takes you backstage with the bubbly tween pop idol, who split with British funnyman Russell Brand during production. See the drama and the Sesame Street-scandalizing décolletage in 3D! PG. 95m. TO ROME WITH LOVE: Woody Allen continues his European tour, after last year’s critically acclaimed Midnight in Paris, with this comedy starring Roberto Benigni, Penelope Cruz and Jesse Eisenberg. R. 102m. Ocean Night goes low-fi sci-fi this week with a goofy looking surf/space mash-up called Invasion! From Planet C. The über-low budget B-movie headlines the monthly benefit this Thursday at the Arcata Theatre Lounge. 6:30 p.m. On Sunday at the ATL catch the 2004 steampunk anime feature Steamboy, a fantasy adventure set in Industrial Age Britain. PG13. 126m. 6 p.m.


ABRAHAM LINCOLN, VAMPIRE HUNTER. Imagine if our 16th president hunted vampires before freeing the slaves. Can you picture it? There, I just saved you from having to see this slapdash mess of a movie. R. 105m. BRAVE. Pixar’s stunning animation doesn’t disappoint, even if this tale of a precocious Scottish princess lacks the studio’s usual depth. PG. 93m. THE BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL. British retirees (Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Bill Nighy) head for India, where the accomodations are not jolly good. PG13. 124m. MADAGASCAR 3: EUROPE’S MOST WANTED. Top-notch voice talent and clever sight gags distinguish the continuing slapstick adventures of goofy zoo fugitives. PG. 85m. MADEA’S WITNESS PROTECTION. Tyler Perry continues to milk his unconvincing drag act as the eponymous materfamilias. PG-13. 114m. PROMETHEUS. Ridley Scott’s Alien prequel features breathtaking visuals and strong performances, especially Michael Fassbender’s as an android channeling Peter O’Toole. R. 124m. SEEKING A FRIEND FOR THE END OF THE WORLD. An earthbound asteroid really puts that midlife crisis in perspective. This winning apocalyptic road-trip comedy stars Steve Carell and Kiera Knightly. R. 100m. SNOW WHITE AND THE HUNTSMAN. Visually stylish adaptation of the Brothers Grimm tale suffers from an underdeveloped plot and fake dwarfs. PG13. 127m. —Ryan Burns ●

Movie Times


TRAVELING PHOTOGRAPHY- SWAIZILAND, AFRICA. Inside look at a vibrant African community, and Gary Todoroff will also describe techniques and equipment he used as town’s resident photographer. One day class, Sat., July 28, 10 a.m.-Noon. $28. CR Eureka Downtown Site, 6th & K Streets. Information or to register, College of the Redwoods Community Education, 269-4000 or, visit Community Education link. (AC-0705)

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 7/5 - 7/12 unless otherwise noted. SAVAGES 12:10, 3:15, 6:20, 9:25 KATY PERRY: PART OF ME 3D *11:25, 4:30, 7:05, 9:40 KATY PERRY: PART OF ME 2D 1:55 THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 3D *11:00, 2:10, 5:20, 8:30 THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2D 11:50, 3:00, 6:10, 9:20 TYLER PERRY’S MADEA’S WITNESS PROTECTION 1:05, 3:55. (4:00), 6:45, 9:30 TED 1:00, 3:40, 6:30, 9:10 MAGIC MIKE 12:45, 3:30, 6:15, 9:00 PEOPLE LIKE US (12:05), 2:55, (5:45), 8:45 BRAVE 3D 12:40, 3:20, 6:00 BRAVE 2D 12:00, 2:35, 5:10, 7:45 ABRAHAM LINCOLN: VAMPIRE HUNTER 2D (1:10,3:50, 6:35), 9:05, (9:15) PROMETHEUS 2D (12:10, 3:15, 6:20), 8:40, (9:25) MADAGASCAR 3 2D *11:10, (12:30), 1:30, (3:05), 4:00, (5:35), 6:35 SNOW WHITE AND THE HUNTSMAN (8:40) BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL 12:05, 5:45, (8:15) TO ROME WITH LOVE 12:35, 3:05, 5:35, 8:05

Mill Creek Cinema 707-839-3456

1575 Betty Court, McKinleyville Times are for 7/5 - 7/12 unless otherwise noted.

SAVAGES 12:10, 3:20, 6:20, 9:30 THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 3D 11:50, 3:00, 6:10, 9:20 THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2D 2:10, 5:20, 8:30 KATY PERRY: PART OF ME 3D 3:40, 6:30, 9:05 KATY PERRY: PART OF ME 2D 1:00 TED 1:10, 3:55, 6:35, 9:15 MAGIC MIKE 12:25, 3:10, 6:00, 8:45 PEOPLE LIKE US (12:35, 3:20, 6:05, 8:55) 2:40, 8:00 BRAVE 3D 2:50, 8:10 BRAVE 2D 12:20, 5:40 MADAGASCAR 3 2D (1:20, 3:50, 6:15, 8:40) 12:05, 5:30

Minor Theatre 707-822-3456

1001 H Street, Arcata Times are for 7/5 - 7/12 unless otherwise noted.


*2:00, 4:30, 7:00, 9:30 *1:50, 4:05, 6:20, 8:40 *2:50, 5:55, 9:00

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

Arts & Crafts

CERAMIC GLAZE DESIGN & APPLICATION TECHNIQUES. With Otamay Hushing. Tues., 10 a.m.-Noon, July 31-Aug. 14. Explore a variety of decoration and design techniques using the Fire Arts glaze palette. Students will be required to have bisque ware ready for this course including horizontal and vertical surfaces, an incised piece, and shallow bowls. $55. Fire Arts Center, 520 South G St., Arcata. (707) 826-1445, more info at (AC-0705) GLASS FUSING WITH TRACE GALBRAITH. Mon.s & Wed.s, 10:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. Class #2 July 16, 18, 23, & 25. Class #3 Aug 13, 15, 20, & 22. Tues. & Thurs., 5-8 p.m. Class # 5, July 17, 19, 24, & 26. Class #6, Aug. 14, 16, 21, & 23. Explore the elements of design and the principles of composition as you create exciting works of art with glass. $120 + materials fee: $60. Fire Arts Center, 520 South G St., Arcata. (707) 826-1445, more info at (AC-0705) NEW CERAMIC WORKSHOP WITH BOB RAYMOND. # 2 Drinking vessels. Aug. 3 & Aug. 10, Fri.s, 9:30 am12:30 p.m. Want that lid to fit? Want to pour from a spout without a dribble? Here’s your chance to refine your skills and get it right. Students have studio access one week prior and two weeks after each workshop. $85 each. Fire Arts Center, 520 South G St., Arcata. (707) 826-1445, more info at fireartsarcata. com. (AC-0705) 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-0705)

Fortuna Theater 707-725-2121

1241 Main Street, Fortuna Times are for 7/5 -7/12 unless otherwise noted.

THE NATURAL FIBER FAIR. Is now accepting applications for Vendors selling fibers, supplies, tools, finished products. Sept. 8-9, Arcata Community Center. (707) 223-1638, (AC-0726)

TED 1:00, 3:45, 6:30, 9:20 MAGIC MIKE 1:15, 4:00, 6:50, 9:40 BRAVE *12:00, 2:20, 4:45, 7:10, 9:35 KATY PERRY: PART OF ME 3D 12:10, 2:30, 4:55, 7:15, 9:30 THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 3D *1:30, 4:30, 7:30 THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2D 12:20, 3:30, 6:40, 9:40

BEGINNING QUIILTING. $30, Sun. July 8, 10 am -3 p.m. No quilting experience necessary. Must have sewing machine and basic sewing supplies. Call Ocean Wave Quilts for more information (707) 4440252. (AC-0705)

Garberville Theater 707-923-3580


7/5: 7:30 7/6 - 7/12: 7:30

FAIR ISLE ORNAMENT CLASS AT YARN. Thurs.s, July 12-26, 5:30-7 p.m. $45, plus materials. Christmas in July! Learn the Fair Isle technique while making 3 adorable knit ornaments. One ornament each week, starting easier and getting more complicated. Intermediate knitting level required. Call 443-YARN for more info and to register. (AC-0705)


LIFETREE CAFE: JOIN THE CONVERSATION. Hope and life’s purposed discussed through a story from Rwanda. Sun., July 8, 7 p.m. Lifetree Café, 76 13th St., Arcata. Free Admission. Questions, Contact Bob Dipert 672-2919, (CMM-0705)

Dance, Music, Theater, Film

DANCE TANGO! Mid-Summer Milonga July 21, 8-11 p.m., $7, Studio of Dance Arts, Eureka. Humboldtango. org. NO SUMMER CLASSES. (DMT-0719) 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-1227) PIANO LESSONS. Beginners, all ages. Experienced. Judith Louise 476-8919. (DMT-1227) MOVIE IN THE PARK. Blue Lake Parks & Recreation. Join us for a movie in Perigot Park under the stars on Fri., July 13 at sundown ! Featured movie is Wizard of Oz. Free to the public. All ages. Family friendly event: no smoking, no alcohol, no dogs. Bring blankets and short chairs for comfort. Concessions will be available for purchase. Come dressed in costume! Information, visit or call Kara Newman, 668-5932. (DMT-0712) PIANO LESSONS. Six week session begins Mon. July 9, and goes through Tues.Aug 14 with time slots available on Tues’s and Thurs’s from 2 p.m.-6 p.m. and Wed’s 3:30 p.m.-9 p.m. Per class fees $10/30 minute session or $15/50 minute session. For more information call 822-7091 or visit our website www. (DMT-0705) THE GESTURES OF COLLABORATION. A choreography and performance workshop with Stephanie Silvia, July 9-13, 9:30 a.m-1:30 p.m, Pan Arts Studio, $175.For Info., or (707) 677-9323 (DMT-0705) DANCE WITH DEBBIE. Latin Technique, Arm Styling, ‘Bolero & more. Series of 4, Tues. evenings 7-9 p.m., starting July 10, North Coast Dance, Eureka, $18/workshop if you mention this ad. Contact (707) 464-3638 or (DMT-0726) continued on next page

July 5 July 12 Thurs July 5 - Ocean Night Film Screening Doors at 6:30 p.m. $3 All ages Sun July 8 - Steamboy (2004) Doors at 5:30 $5 Rated PG-13 Thurs July 12 - Sci Fi Night ft.Italian Sword & Sandal 6 p.m. - 10 p.m. All ages Free • 822-1220 • 1036 G St.

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continued from previous page TRILLIUM DANCE STUDIOS SUMMER DANCE CAMP Dance class with Erin Fernandez, Julie Ryman and guest instructors. All levels of Ballet, Modern, Jazz, Latin Dance and more! Ages 4-Adult. July 23-Aug. 4. Trillium Dance Studios, 1925 Alliance & Common Ground Studio, 180 Westwood Center. Email or call for pricing., 822-8408. (DMT-0719) 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) 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) BELLY DANCING WITH SHOSHANNA. Feel fabulous in classes for all levels in Arcata at Redwood Raks. 616-6876 or (DMT-1227)


LAU KUNE DO: TEMPLE OF MARTIAL ARTS: 445 I St., Arcata. Head instructor, Sifu Joshua Cuppett. Adult Kung Fu: ages 13 & up, Youth Kung Fu: ages 5-12, also offering Tai Chi classes. Students may come free train outside of class during our daily open temple hours. Parents, drop off your child for our monthly, “Kung Fu Movie Night”. Kids uniforms free with membership ! Visit for fees, schedule and upcoming workshops in the Chinese martial arts. (707) 496-5510. (F-0913) 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) HUMBOLDT CAPOEIRA ACADEMY. Summer Intersession: June 16-July 31. Classes: All Level Adults, Mon.s & Wed.s, 5-7 p.m. Open Gym & Roda (all ages, all levels), Sat.s, Noon-2 p.m. Arcata, (707) 498-6155. HSU Students First Class Free. (F-0726)

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)

Kids & Teens

SUMMER CAMP. Blue Lake Parks & Recreation. Join us for roller skating, arts and crafts, sports and more at Camp Perigot for Ages 5-13, Mon.-Fri., June 18-Aug. 24, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at Perigot Park. Very affordable and every camper receives a free breakfast and lunch! Full-day or half-day options. Extended care hours available. Register today! Find registration materials at or call Kara Newman, 6685932, for more information. (K-0816)

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)

FRESH VOICES, SUMMER TEEN MUSIC PROGRAM. Teens 12-17. Learn how to sing and control your voice. Rehearse with other teens in a “pop choir” and perform at City of Eureka Summer Talent show! $3 per visit drop-in program. First time free! Tues.s, 6-8 p.m. through Aug. 14. John Ryan Youth Center, 1653 J St. Information, call 441-4240. (K-0705)

CAPOEIRA KIDS. Summer Intersession: June 16-July 31. Classes: All Level Kids (Ages 5 & Up), Mon.s and Wed.s, 4-5:30 p.m. Open Gym & Roda (all ages, all levels), Sat.s, Noon-2 p.m. Arcata, (707) 498-6155. (K-0726)

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) 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)

Home & Garden

BASIC HOME REPAIR. Fun, practical class, learn basic plumbing; electrical; painting; window, door, and wall repair. Mon.s, July 9-30, 6-8:30 p.m. $65. College of the Redwoods Off Campus Site. Information or to register, College of the Redwoods Community Education, 269-4000 or, visit Community Education link. (G-0705)

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-0726)

FOUNDATION CLASS. Cannabis Law, Medicinal Uses and Horticulture. $275. Sat.-Sun., Aug. 18-19, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Beginning level class. Learn how to grow, harvest, dry/cure and store their own medicine. Medical Applications: cannabinoids and their effects, delivery methods, dosage and contraindications. Law class: history of cannabis in US, existing and evolving California law. Hummingbird Healing Center 1626 Myrtle Ave. Eureka. Register online, or, (707) 672-9860. (G-0816)

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)

HARVEST, DRYING & STORAGE. With Kevin Jodrey, Master Gardener. Fri., Aug. 17, 6:30-8:30 p.m. $45. Effective practices for processing and storing medical cannabis to retain the best smell, flavor and cannabinoid potency. Hummingbird Healing Center, 1626 Myrtle Ave., Eureka. Register online, or, (707) 672-9860 (G-0816)

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)

TROUBLE SHOOTING Q & A. With Kevin Jodrey. Fri., July 20, 6:30-8:30 p.m. $45. Have a question that no one else can answer? Ask Kevin, an expert on all aspects of Cannabis cultivation. Hummingbird Healing Center, 1626 Myrtle Ave., Eureka. Register online, or, (707) 6729860 (G-0719)

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)


CERAMICS FOR YOUNGER KIDS, AGES 5-7. Sat.s, 9:30-11 a.m., Aug. 4-Aug. 25. Children will have a great time creating with clay. They will make one to two pieces per week and each project is designed to bring out their creativity. Clay Artist Ben Freund is their guide to ceramic fun. $60 per class. Fire Arts Center, 520 South G St., Arcata. (707) 826-1445, more info at (K0705)

SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE. Ages 9-14. Learn dance routines, and perform for family and friends. John Ryan Youth Center, 1653 J St., Eureka. Sat.s,10:30-11:15 a.m., beginning July 7, $25. Call 4414244 or visit Adorni Center, 1011 Waterfront Dr. (K-0705) SUMMER GYMNASTICS. Arcata Recreation’s second session of summer gymnastics is starting July 9 ! There are classes available for ages 15 months -18 years and all skill levels are welcome. Times and fees vary by class. Drop-in classes are also available for ages 15 months – 4 years. For more information call 822-7091 or visit our website www.cityofarcata. org/rec. (K-0705) YOUTH SKATEBOARD COMPETITION. An afternoon of kicks ‘n tricks at Eureka Skatepark, July 21, Noon-4 p.m. Prizes awarded to youth ages 5-17. All skill levels welcome. $5 Entrance Fee. Register at Adorni Center, 1011 Waterfront Dr. Call 441-4240 for information. (K-0705) ZUMBA FOR KIDS. Zumbatomic is Arcata Recreation’s new Zumba classes for kids ages 4-7 and 8-12 beginning July 9 ! Meet once a week for five weeks. Just $6 per class. Drop-ins are welcome! For more information call 822-7091 or visit our website www. (K-0705) 12TH ANNUAL MOONSTONE BEACH SURFCAMP. Have fun while Safely Learning to Surf. Includes Jr. Lifesaving. Licensed & Insured, male/female instructors. Ages 8+. $195/week. Sessions: July 9-13, July 23-27, July 29-Aug. 3. or (707) 822-5099. (K-0705) BLUE SLIDE CAMP. Faith-building outdoor overnight summer camp. Relaxation, celebration, singing, swimming and prayer. Family Camp July 6-8; Youth Camp (entering grades 4-12) July 8-13 in Maple Creek. Information:, 445-3453. (K-0705) LEARN TO ROW ! Junior Clinics: July 9-20, Mon.Wed.-Fri 6-8 p.m, $175. Ages 12-18. or (707) 845-4752 for more info. Humboldt Bay Rowing Association, No experience required. (K-0705)

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)


DISASTER PREPAREDNESS IS EVERYONE’S BUSINESS. Our region relies on its local businesses to remain open after a disaster to help the community quickly recover. This course provides a simple but effective plan to identify and mitigate hazards, create a sensible business disaster plan, prepare disaster supplies kits, identify and strengthen building weaknesses, plan to reduce injuries and save lives. With Judy Warren of HSU Regional Training Institute — Community Disaster Preparedness. Wed., July 18, Arcata Community Center, 6-9 p.m. $50. For more details, fees and to register: rti or call HSU Extended Education at 707-826-3731. (L-0705) NEIGHBORHOOD READY! Discover simple strategies to organize your household and neighborhood for surprise hazard events. The people who live around you could be the community you rely on when things get tough. We’ll help you explore the boundaries of your neighborhood, conduct an inventory of resources, and go step-by-step through developing household and neighborhood plans that could not only make a disaster manageable, but actually help you avoid a disaster and enrich your life. With Judy Sears of HSU Regional Training Institute, Community Disaster Preparedness. Wed., July 11 and Tues., July 31, 6-8:30 p.m., Bayside Grange. $35. For more details, fees and to register: or call HSU Extended Education at (707) 826-3731. (L-0705) WEEKEND RETREAT, HISTORY OF CANNABIS IN SPIRITUAL PRACTICE. Fri.-Sun., July 20-22, Booneville, Ca. $250 + $70/meals. With Pagan Minister and Herbalist Wendy Read at her stunning indoor temple and healing center. Trace use of Cannabis as spiritual sacrament through history. Communicate with spirit of plants. 707 Cannabis College,, (707) 672-9860. (L-0719)

FOLLOW YOUR HEART CRAFT ADVENTURES. June 25-29, July 9-13 and July 23-27, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., lunch, snack and supplies included. $50/session, $200/week, half days available, some sliding scale. Facebook: Jasmine Harmony: Follow Your HeART Craft Adventures, 601-9901, McKinleyville. (K-0705)

Over 50

SUMMER CLIMBING CAMP. Learn climbing techniques, safety and build confidence. Ages: 6-14. When: M-F, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., running through summer. Far North Climbing Gym, 10th and K streets, Arcata. Cost: $135/week. Contact: 826-9558. Website: www. (K-0726)

DAY OF YOGA & MINDFULNESS. Join Patricia Starr for a gentle and nurturing day of relaxation, with yoga and walking meditation in the morning, a brown bag lunch and restorative yoga and sitting meditation in the afternoon. Sat., July 28, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. $75/OLLI members, $100/nonmembers. OLLI: 826-5880. (O-0719)

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)

HUMBOLDT BAY WILDLIFE REFUGE, THEN & NOW. Explore the past and future of the Humboldt Bay National Wildlife Refuge with Candee Fetsch Kimbrell, Eric Nelson, Gisela Rohde and Denise Seeger. Thurs., July 26, 6-8 p.m. and Sat. (field trip), July 28, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. $50/OLLI members, $75/nonmembers. OLLI: 826-5880. (O-0719) THE ARAB SPRING. Discuss the unrest in the Middle East, focusing on Syria, with HSU Professor Emeritus Dr. Tom Gage. Tues., July 10-31, 3:30-5:30 p.m. $50/ OLLI members, $75/nonmembers. OLLI: 826-5880. (O-0719) HIDDEN TREASURES IN YOUR OWN BACKYARD. OLLI members can spend the day enjoying Humboldt’s treasures: Humboldt Bay Wildlife Refuge and the Humboldt Botanical Gardens. Starts with a biologist lecture on the wildlife refuge’s history and birds. Then members will enjoy a boxed lunch at the botanical gardens, and hear a presentation by the gardens’ president Evelyn Giddings on the history of the area and development of the gardens. Sat., July 14, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Fee (OLLI members only): $50. To register/become a member, call OLLI: 826-5880 (O-0705) MAKING YOUR CASE, THE ART AND CRAFT OF ADVOCACY. You want to change the world. Or sell your idea to a prospective funder or policymaker. Or get your spouse to travel to Antarctica. So where do you start? Learn the art of advocacy, the effective articulation and marketing of your ideas and creating the desired end result, with Jane Woodward, PhD. Wed., July 11-25, 3:30-5:50 p.m. $40/OLLI members, $65/nonmembers. OLLI: 826-5880. (O-0705) PAINTING THE BAY, A WATERCOLOR WORKSHOP. Join watercolor artist Judy Evenson to explore watercolor techniques on the subject of waterfront life. Tues.-Thurs., July 17-19, 1-4 p.m. $50/OLLI members, $75/nonmembers. OLLI: 826-5880. (O-0705) RIVERS & STREAMS NATURE WRITING EXCURSION. Enjoy and explore the Mad River, write about your experience, and then create book art to display your writing. With Emily Gibson. Thurs., July 12, Noon-2 p.m. and Fri., July 13, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. $50/OLLI members, $75/nonmembers. OLLI: 826-5880. (O-0705) SOUL COLLAGE©, THE CHALLENGER. Make a collage from cut-out images out of magazines and other sources and access the many different parts of yourself in the process. This second workshop in the series “The Fool, the Challenger and the Friend” focuses on the “challenger” archetype/sub-personality/significant person. With Janet Patterson. (This course may be taken independently of the series.) Tues., July 17, 3:30-5:30 p.m. $30/OLLI members, $55/nonmembers. OLLI: 826-5880. (O-0705)


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)

TAROT AS AN EVOLUTIONARY PATH. Classes in Eureka and Arcata. Private mentorships, readings. Carolyn Ayres, 442-4240, www.tarotofbecoming. com. (S-1227)


LEARN TO ROW ! Adult Clinics: Aug. 7-18, Tues.Thurs. 5:30-7:30 p.m, Sat. 8-10 a.m, $175. Ages 18+. Humboldt Bay Rowing Association, No experience required. or 707-845-4752 for more info. (SR-0802) FAMILY KICKBALL TOURNAMENT. Come kick it with your family! Sat., Aug. 18. Teams minimum of 6 players, including minimum of 2 youth players, (17 & under), max of 9 players. $25 per team. Call 4414240 or register at Adorni Center, 1011 Waterfront Dr. (SR-0705) SUMMER BOCCE LEAGUE. Join Arcata Recreation for our Summer Bocce League! Players of all abilities, ages 13 and older are welcome to join this league. League runs for 7 weeks, July 12 – Aug. 23, Thurs’s 5:30 p.m–Dusk at Larson Park Bocce Courts. $40 per participant. For more information call 822-7091 or visit our website (SR-0712) ROLLER SKATING. Blue Lake Parks & Recreation Tues./Thurs., 1-3 p.m., Fri./Sat., 6:30-9:30 p.m., Sun. 2-5 p.m. Adult Skate: 2nd Sun. of every month, 6:309:30 p.m. To schedule birthday parties, call 668-5932 or find us on facebook at (SR-0830)


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


NEW BUSINESS PROGRAM FOR PLANNING & ENGINEERING SERVICES PROVIDERS. North Coast Small Business Development Center is launching a program aimed at small planning & engineering services consultants looking to improve their business acumen and to increase the success of their enterprises. A rare opportunity for local planners, natural resource planners, engineers, designers, soils scientists, surveyors, GIS mapping specialists, environmental scientists, land management specialists and other similar professionals to participate in a free, intensive, applied business training program. Learn more, plan to attend an informational meeting Mon., July 9, 12:30 p.m. in the large conference room at The Prosperity Center, 520 E St., Eureka. Application deadline is Fri., July 13 at 5 p.m. Program is scheduled to begin in late July and continue until Feb. 2013. For more information visit our website: or contact (707) 445-9612, hartwell@northcoastsbdc. org. (V-0712) NOTARY TRAINING. One-day seminar for new and renewing notaries provides the practical training needed to pass the comprehensive exam required for all California Notaries. Mon., July 30, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. $149 plus additional fees for live scan, photo and exam. Pre-registration required. Call HSU Extended Education to register, 826-3731 or visit (V-0719)

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CHILD ABUSE MANDATED REPORTER TRAINING. With Cara Barnes, M.A., and Carolyn Albee, M.A. Fri., July 20, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., $30 fee includes lunch. $25 additional for nursing or education academic credit or MFT/LCSW CEUs. Pre-registration is required. Call HSU Extended Education to register, 826-3731 or visit (V-0705)


NEW CLIENTS $10 OFF. Myrtletowne Healing Center since 2005. A Hidden Gem on Myrtle Ave., specializing in therapeutic massage. We will assist you on your road to recovery or work with you on that chronic pain issue. Swedish, deep tissue, trigger point, reflexology, acupressure, uterine centering, lymph drainage, lomi lomi, and more. Founders Hilary Wakefield and Sarah Maier are both Doulas, we do pregnancy massage as well! You are worth it, call today (707) 441-9175 (MB-0823) DANDELION HERBAL CENTER. Classes with Jane Bothwell. HIGH COUNTRY HERB WEEKEND, July 27-29. Join us on the top of the world at this special botanical preserve. BEGINNING WITH HERBS. Sept. 19 – Nov. 7, eight Wed. evenings plus two herb walks. Learn the basics with many hands-on activities, pre-req to 10 month course. Register online www. or call (707) 442-8157. (W-0726) LEARN AYURVEDA. With Traci Webb. 3-DAY BEGINNING WITH AYURVEDA introductory weekend immersion, July 20-22, Vata, Pitta, Kapha, Elements, Nutrition, Herbs, Aromas, Colors, Yoga, $249. 5 MONTH AYURVEDA FOUNDATIONS PROGRAM-B, 5 weekend immersions, Aug. 24-Dec.19. REGISTER Northwest Institute of Ayurveda:, (707) 601-9025. (W-0719) HERBAL ALLIES WITH WENDY READ. Sat., Sept. 22, 2-4 p.m. $45 + $15 lab fee. Part 3 of making herbal medicine series teaches students how to combine other herbs with your cannabis salves infusions and teas to improve effectiveness. 707 Campus, 1881 Barnett Ct., #4, Redway Meadows Business Park. 707 Cannabis College,, (707) 672-9860. (W-0920)

The Gestures of Collaboration

a choreography and performance workshop with Stephanie Silvia. July 9-13, 9:30-1:30

MAKING MEDICINE, SALVES & TEAS. Part 2, with Wendy Read. Fri., Aug. 3, 6-8 p.m. $45 + $15 lab fee. Use infused oil from part one to make salve, new students make salve from oil provided. Also learn to make medicinal teas. 707 Campus, 1881 Barnett Ct., #4, Redway Meadows Business Park. 707 Cannabis College,, (707) 672-9860. (W-0802) 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) ●

North Coast Academy

Improve your mind and body in a fun, intense workout, and a very chill environment. Adults & kids ages 8 and up. Contact Justin (707) 601-1657 Text or Phone. 1459 M. St. Arcata. • NORTH COAST JOURNAL • THURSDAY, JULY 5, 2012


Field notes




God and the Big Bang By Barry Evans


universe with no edge in space, no beginning or end in time, and nothing for a Creator to do. — Carl Sagan, introduction to A Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawking

Many years ago, a friend asked me if I believed in God. “I don’t think so,” I replied. “Do you believe in nature, then?” she persisted. “Yes, of course I do,” I said. “Well then, you believe in God.” Which pretty well took care of that. Truth is, I don’t know if I’m an atheist or not. You know there’s something you don’t believe in — that’s what the “a-” is about in the word. And you know a bunch of theists, people who believe in God, or god, or gods. The problem is that you don’t really have a clue what exactly it is they put their faith in, so you’re left with the uncomfortable feeling that there’s something vague out there — a concept, an entity, a force, something like a person only bigger and better — that theists do believe in; and you may, or you may not, because you just don’t know what it is they’re talking about. I can appreciate what the late maverick physicist and Nobel laureate Richard Feynmann said about the whole issue. When a colleague, Ralph Leighton, asked him what he meant by describing himself as a “non-believer,” Feynmann responded, “You describe it; I don’t believe in it.” He wasn’t, according to Leighton, saying he didn’t believe there was a god; he was saying that any god you can actually describe

was too limiting for him to believe in. Some Christian apologists claim that the “Big Bang” offers a good reason for believing in a deity, coming as a response to problem of creation ex nihilo, that is, how do you get something out of nothing? Presumably something must have gotten the whole mess of a universe started in the first place, right? Sounds like a job for God the Creator. Yeah but … who created God? ProtoGod? And how can we even talk about time-pre-creation, when the concept of time depends on at least something to be present? (About 1,600 years ago, Saint Augustine sidestepped the problem by proposing that time was part of God’s creation. For Augustine, there was no “before.”) Even before Genesis’ evocative concept of a time when earth was “without form, and void, and darkness was on the face of the deep,” Babylonian mystics imagined chaos, in the form of the dragon Ti’amat, as the original primordial stuff. (Hebrew tehom, deep, in its feminine plural form tehomot, is cognate with Ti’amat, belying the origin of the Genesis creation story.) Nowadays, most cosmologists imagine a God-free Big Bang emerging out of “quantum fluctuations”: a Nothing that is really Something. Do I believe in quantum fluctuations? Er, sure, I guess. Call ‘em “God” and we’ve got a deal. ● Barry Evans (barryevans9@yahoo. com) wonders who he was before he was born.

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Open Door Community Health Centers (ODCHC) is soliciting bids from Contractors for the construction of Off-Site Improvements to Tydd Street in Eureka, California as part of the construction of its new community health center. The work to be done under this contract consists, in general, of construction of approximately 18,700 square feet of roadway, clearing and grubbing, rough and finish grading, installation of approximately 468 square feet of Gabion Basket Wall (area of wall face), drainage inlets, construction and installation of storm drain manhole, construction of approximately 385 linear feet of six-foot monolith curb and sidewalk, construction of ADA driveways, and curb ramps, removal and re-installation of residential water service, installation of new residential water service, removal and re-installation of an existing sanitary sewer cleanout; striping, marking, and signage for Tydd Street, salvaging and replacing bus shelter, traffic control throughout project, erosion and sediment control throughout project, and temporary utility services to users impacted by the project. Plans and Contract Documents, including proposal forms for bidding this Project, Agreement, and General and Special Provisions can be obtained only from SHN Consulting Engineers & Geologists, Inc., 812 West Wabash Avenue, Eureka, California 95501-2138 (Telephone: 707-441-8855; Fax: 707-441-8877) for a charge of Fifty Dollars ($50.00), which shall be paid prior to receiving said Plans and Contract Documents. Full-sized plan sheets are available upon request for an additional charge of Three Dollars ($3.00) per sheet. Contractors wishing to have Plans and Contract Documents shipped to them shall be charged an additional free of Fifteen Dollars ($15.00) per Plan Set. The aforementioned documents may be reviewed at the Humboldt Builder’s Exchange Plan Room, 624 “C” Street, Arcata, CA, 95521. The successful bidder shall furnish a payment bond and a performance bond. A mandatory pre-bid meeting is scheduled for July 12, 2012 at 2:00 pm PDT. The meeting will be held at 2189 Tydd Street, Eureka, CA and will be followed by a project site walk through. All prospective bidders or their representative are required to attend the meeting and walk-through in order to bid on this project. Sealed bids will be received at the administrative offices of Open Door Community Health Centers, 670 Ninth Street, Suite 203, Arcata, CA, 95521 until the hour of 2:00 pm PDT on July 26, 2012, at which time

they will be opened and reviewed by the ODCHC Selection Committee. All delivery envelopes should be clearly marked as a bid for this specific project. Contractor shall possess a Class “A” license or a combination of classes required by the categories and type of work included in this contract at the time Contractor’s bid is submitted. This Contract is subject to State contract non-discrimination and compliance requirements pursuant to Government Code, Section 12990. ODCHC hereby notifies all bidders that it will affirmatively assure that any contract entered into pursuant to this advertisement, disadvantaged business enterprises will be afforded full opportunity to submit bids in response to this invitation and will not be discriminated against on the grounds of race, color, sex or national origin in consideration for an award. Pursuant to Section 1733 of the Labor Code, the Director of the California Department of Industrial Relations has determined the general prevailing rate of wages. Bidders should contact the Department of Industrial Relations at 415-703-4281 for General Prevailing Wage Rates on specific job classifications. Future effective wage rates, which have been predetermined, are on file with the California Department of Industrial Relations. Bidders are advised that if they intend to use a craft or classification not on file in the general wage determinations, they may be required to pay the wage rate of that craft of classification most closely related to it as shown in the general determinations. The above project is subject to uniform construction cost accounting procedures as set forth in the California Public Contracts Code, Section 22000 et seq., the Uniform Public Construction Cost Accounting Act. 7/5/2012 (12-195)


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The following persons are doing business as WALK- A- BOUT FOODS at 1685 Ocean Drive., McKinleyville, CA 95519 Steven Fredlund 1685 Ocean Drive McKinleyville, CA 95519 Renee Fredlund 1685 Ocean Drive McKinleyville. CA. 95519 The business is conducted by A Married Couple. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name listed above on N/A. /s/ Renee K. Fredlund This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Humboldt County on June. 06, 2012. CAROLYN CRNICH Humboldt County Clerk 7/5, 7/12, 7/19/, 7/26/2012 (12-196)


The following person is doing business as PRECISION INTERMEDIA at 1012 Main St., Fortuna, CA 95540 Perter B. Krueger 341 11th St. Fortuna, CA 95540 The business is conducted by An Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name listed above on N/A. /s/ Peter B. Krueger This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Humboldt County on June. 21, 2012. CAROLYN CRNICH Humboldt County Clerk 7/5, 7/12, 7/19/, 7/26/2012 (12-194)


The following person is doing business as HUMBOLDT DICHRO at 2219 Spring St., Eureka, CA 95501. Amy Hagan 2219 Spring St. Eureka, CA 95501 The business is conducted by An Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name listed above on n/a. /s Amy Hagan. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Humboldt County on May 30, 2012. CAROLYN CRNICH Humboldt County Clerk 6/28, 7/5, 7/12, 7/19/2012 (12-192)


The following person is doing business as THAT TREE GUY at 432 West Henderson St., Eureka, CA 95501, P.O. Box 5608, Eureka, CA 95502. Michael E. Flowers 432 W. Henderson Eureka, CA 95501 The business is conducted by An Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name listed above on n/a. /s Michael E. Flowers. This statement was filed with the

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The following persons are doing business as CAFÉ NOONER TOO! at 2910 E St., Eureka, CA 95501, 2640 Clay Rd., McKinleyville, CA 95519. Joseph Mark Filgas 2640 Clay Rd. McKinleyville, CA 95519 Lorrena Lucille Filgas 2640 Clay Rd. McKinleyville, CA 95519 The business is conducted by A Married Couple. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name listed above on n/a. /s Joseph Mark Filgas. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Humboldt County on June 20, 2012. CAROLYN CRNICH Humboldt County Clerk 6/28, 7/5, 7/12, 7/19/2012 (12-189)


The following person is doing business as COFFEE BREAK at 700 Bayside Road, Arcata, CA 95521 Greenway Coffee 700 Bayside Rd. Arcata, CA 95521 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/ Michelle Greenway, Owner This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Humboldt County on June. 22, 2012. CAROLYN CRNICH Humboldt County Clerk 6/28, 7/5, 7/12, 7/19/2012 (12-192)


The following person is doing business as GLOBAL HARMONY at 1020 8th St., Arcata, CA 95521, 6630 Bret Harte Ln., Eureka, CA 95503. Mariano Bayless 6630 Bret Harte Ln. Eureka, CA 95503 The business is conducted by An Individual.

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The following person is doing business as GALA BELEZA EVENTS & WEDDINGS at 2511 Davis Way, Arcata, CA 95521, P.O. Box 194, Arcata, CA 95518. Denise Bauer 2511 Davis Way 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 Denise Bauer. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Humboldt County on June 15, 2012. CAROLYN CRNICH Humboldt County Clerk 6/21, 6/28, 7/5, 7/12/2012 (12-184)


The following person is doing business as MRM PROPERTY SERVICES at 49 Quail Lane, Fieldbrook, CA 95519. Mark Roger McCullough 49 Quail Lane Fieldbrook, CA 95519 The business is conducted by An Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name listed above on 6/15/12. /s Mark R. McCullough. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Humboldt County on June 15, 2012. CAROLYN CRNICH Humboldt County Clerk 6/21, 6/28, 7/5, 7/12/2012 (12-185)


The following person is doing business as NORTH COAST IMPACT! VISUALIZATION SERVICES at 1433 McFarlan St., Eureka, CA 95501. Erin Cearley 1433 McFarlan St. Eureka, CA 95501 The business is conducted by An Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name listed above on 6/8/12. /s Erin Cearley. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Humboldt County on June 8, 2012. CAROLYN CRNICH Humboldt County Clerk

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PETITION OF: THOR AND CATHERYN BALLEW TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner: THOR AND CATHERYN BALLEW for a decree changing names as follows: Present name JACEY CHOIR BALLEW to Proposed Name JACEY SERYN CHOIR BALLEW 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: August 6, 2012 Time: 1:45 p.m. The address of the court is: Same as noted above, Dept. 8 Date: June 21, 2012 Filed: June 21, 2012 /s/ DALE A. REINHOLTSEN Judge of the Superior Court 7/5, 7/12, 7/19, 7/26/2012 (12-198)

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The following person is doing business as MARNIE BUGS at 207 G Street, Suite 214, Eureka, CA 95501. Marnie Cooper 2034 Adams Ct. Arcata, CA 95521 The business is conducted by An Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name listed above on 6/18/12. /s Marnie Cooper. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Humboldt County on June 18, 2012. CAROLYN CRNICH Humboldt County Clerk

The following person is doing business as SHINE DESIGN at 1800 Q St., Arcata, CA 95521. Holly Cloutier 1789 Chanterelle Dr. McKinleyville, CA 95519 The business is conducted by An Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name listed above on 6/1/12. /s Holly Cloutier. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Humboldt County on June 1, 2012. CAROLYN CRNICH Humboldt County Clerk


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PETITION OF: DAVID CRAIG ARIVETT TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner: DAVID CRAIG ARIVETT for a decree changing names as follows: Present name DAVID CRAIG ARIVETT to Proposed Name DAVID CRAIG ARIVETTE 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: July 31, 2012 Time: 1:45 p.m. The address of the court is: Same as noted above, Dept. 8 Date: June 14, 2012 Filed: June 14, 2012 /s/ DALE A. REINHOLTSEN Judge of the Superior Court 6/21, 6/28, 7/5, 7/12/2012 (12-186)


To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of: ALEXANDRA SINZ A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by MARK SINZ in the Superior Court of California, County of Humboldt. THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that MARK SINZ 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 codicils are available for examination in the file kept by the 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 per-

sonal 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 July 26, 2012, at 1:50 p.m. at the Superior Court of California, County of Humboldt, 825 Fifth Street, Eureka, in Dept. 8. IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of the deceased, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within four months from the date of first issuance of letters as provided in Probate Code Section 9100. The time for filing claims will not expire before four months from the hearing date noticed above. YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. ATTORNEY FOR PETITIONER: JAMES K. MORRISON SB# 30716 MORRISON & MORRISON 3005 G STREET EUREKA, CA 95501 (707) 443-8012 JUNE 29, 2012 SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA COUNTY OF HUMBOLDT


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EUREKA 1BD/1BA APARTMENT. 1335 6th St., #4. 2nd Fl. Apt., SEC 8 OK, W/S/G Pd. Rent $600, Vac Now., Rental hotline (707) 444-9197. (R-0705) EUREKA 2BD/1BA CARRIAGE HOUSE. 1134 A St. W/S Pd., Cat OK, Rent $695, Vac 8/21. www., Rental hotline (707) 444-9197. (R-0705) EUREKA 2BD/1BA HOUSE. 914 J St. W/S/G Pd., MtM, Rent $895, Vac 7/21., Rental hotline (707) 444-9197. (R-0705) EUREKA 2BD/1BA HOUSE. 2130 Union St. Pets Considered, MtM, Rent $925, Vac 7/20., Rental hotline (707) 444-9197. (R-0705) EUREKA SUNNY 1 BEDROOM APT. End unit, super private, fenced patio, Henderson center. Lease, no pets/smoking/growing. $700 month, (707) 677-3529 (R-0705) FORTUNA 2 BEDROOM APT. Some utilities paid, patio, available now, $795. (707) 443-4357, (R0705) ARCATA 1 BEDROOM APT. Near bus, carport onsite laundry, cat ok. $600, (707) 443-4357, www. (R-0705) ARCATA 2 BEDROOM APT. Some utilities, onsite laundry, walk to HSU $750, (707) 443-4357, www. (R-0705) ARCATA 3 BED HOUSE. Garage, washer/dryer hookups, yard. $1300 (707) 443-4357, (R-0705) EUREKA 1 BEDROOM APT. Onsite laundry, some utilities paid. $600. (707) 443-4357, (R-0705) EUREKA 2 BEDROOM APT. Carport, deck, onsite laundry, some utilities paid. $725. (707) 443-8227 (R0705) EUREKA 2BD. APT. 1212 6th St., #D, Security gate, New wood floors, laundry room, garage, new paint/ blinds, credit report req’d. $750.+ $1000./dep. 443-9207 (R-0705)


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EUREKA 3 BEDROOM HOUSE. Garage, yard, washer/dryer hookups, $1300. (707) 443-4357, (R-0705) FORTUNA 3 BEDROOM HOUSE. Garage, laundry hookups, fenced yard, $1200. (707) 443-4357, www. (R-0705) MCKINLEYVILLE 2 BEDROOM TOWNHOME. Carport, patio, onsite laundry, some utilities. $725. (707) 443-4357, (R-0705) MCKINLEYVILLE 3 BEDROOM HOUSE. Yard, 2 car garage, laundry hookups, pet ok. $1450. (707) 443-4357, www.TheRentalHelpers. com (R-0705) ARCATA 3BD/2BA HOUSE. 3385 Buttermilk. Six Month Lease, On Golf Course, Small Pet OK, Rent $1700, Vacant Now., Rental hotline (707) 444-9197. (R-0705) FORTUNA 2BD/1BA HOUSE. 513 Summer St. Cute Home, Near Shopping, Schools & Hospital, MtM, Will Consider Pets, Rent $1200, Vacant Now., Rental hotline (707) 444-9197. (R-0705) BY THE BAY & OLDTOWN. Eureka 1BD/1BA Apartment. $650/month, $1000/deposit. No Smoking/Pets. W/S/G paid. References required. 445-4679. (R-0712) ARCATA 2BD/1.5BA TOWNHOUSES. 840 D St., Units A & Z. 1 Year Lease, Rent $995, Vac Now. www., Rental hotline (707) 444-9197. (R-0705) ARCATA 3BD/1BA HOUSE. 2220 Wisteria Way. Close to Schools/ Parks. Rent $1195, Vac Now. www., Rental hotline (707) 444-9197. (R-0705) ARCATA 4BD/1.5BA FARMHOUSE. 1387 Janes Rd.1 mile from HSU, NO PETS, Rent $1995, Vac Now. www., Rental hotline (707) 444-9197. (R-0705) EUREKA 2BD/1BA APARTMENTS. 3113 Ingley St. 2 Units Available. 2nd Floor, SEC 8 OK, W/S/G Pd., Near Shop & Bus Lines, Cat OK, Rent $725,Vac Now., Rental hotline (707) 444-9197. (R-0705)

EUREKA 2BD/1BA APARTMENT. 225 Hillsdale St., #1. First Floor Apt., W/S/G Paid, Laundry Hooks-Ups, Cat OK, Rent $750, Vac Now. www., Rental hotline (707) 444-9197. (R-0705) HUMBOLDT BAY PROPERTIES. Apartments, rooms and houses. 443-5228. (R-0705) EUREKA 3BD/1BA APARTMENT. 1443 5th St., #1. W/S/G Pd, Cat OK, MtM, Rent $795, Vac Now. www., Rental hotline (707) 444-9197. (R-0705) EUREKA STUDIO. 1140 E St., #32. SEC 8 OK, W/S/G Pd, Cat Ok, Near Bus Lines, MtM, Rent $515, Vac Now., Rental hotline (707) 444-9197. (R-0705) LOLETA 1BD/1BA DUPLEX. 2721 Eel River Dr., #8. Close to CR, Cat OK, Rent $600, Vac Now. www., Rental hotline (707) 444-9197. (R-0705) ARCATA 1BD, 2BD, STUDIOS & BRAND NEW UNITS. Available now. Some or all utilities paid, close to buses. Near HSU! Call for more info! 822-4557 or visit www. (R-0726) 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-1213)

Business Rentals ARCATA 2- 1000 SF WAREHOUSE SPACES AVAILABLE. Call S&W Properties, (707) 443-2246. (BR0719) EUREKA FURNISHED OFFICE SPACE. Close to Courthouse & banks, services included, call S&W (707) 443-2246 (BR-0719) 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)


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SECLUDED SUNNY KNEELAND HOME/FOREST. Private drive, park setting, camp environment with luxuries. Between Eureka and Arcata. 3BD/2BA, large living areas, 1754 sf, 3.8 flat acres of redwoods. Green house, garage, reliable spring. Hardwood floor, skylights, deck, hot tub, patio. $410k Contact is owner-agent:, (707) 786-5348 (RE-0705) 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-0726) 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)

Lodging/Travel VACATION RENTAL. King Range, Great for family gatherings, workshops, small events, solar powered, easy access, handicap friendly. min. 3 nights www., 986-7794. (L-0705)



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THE BEAD LADY. For all your needs in beads! Glass beads, leather, shells, findings, jewelry. Kathy Chase Owner, 76 Country Club Dr Ste 5, Willow Creek. 530629-3540. (BST-1227) KAYAK. Current Designs (Solstice). 17’ 7”. Kevlar, all white, mint condition. $3000. (707) 269-0253. (BST-0705) SPORTS & GAMES, GARDEN & PET SUPPLIES 1/2 PRICE. Yellow Tagged Clothes 25¢, Pink Tagged Clothes 1/2 off. July 3-7 Dream Quest Thrift Store, Willow Creek. Providing Opportunities for Local Youth (BST-0705) OVERWHELMED WITH STUFF? Have an extra fixer up cars in the driveway? List it all here. 442-1400. VISA/MC

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




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Pets FOUND SMALL/ MEDIUM MALE DOG. Has a collar but no tags, at 5th and A st. Eureka 6/15. I just want to help this guy get home. Joseph (707) 845-9025 LOOK FOR KITTENS AT PETCO. Sat.s, 11-3 p.m. Our kittens are always fixed, vaccinated, and deparasited $66. Non-Profit. Bless the Beasts. or call (707) 444-0408 (P-1227) AKC DOBERMAN PUPS. Deposits Being Accepted, Colors Available. Health Certs. (707) 845-5372. (P-0705) 1 GOLDEN LABRADOODLE. Female 12 weeks. Vet checked, shots, dew clawed. (707) 441-4913. (P-0705)




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Community LIFETREE CAFE: JOIN THE CONVERSATION. Hope and life’s purposed discussed through a story from Rwanda. Sun., July 8, 7 p.m. Lifetree Café, 76 13th St., Arcata. Free Admission. Questions, Contact Bob Dipert 672-2919, (C-0705) SEX/ PORN DAMAGING YOUR LIFE & RELATIONSHIPS ? Confidential help is available. or 845-8973 (C-1227) 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)

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

EXPERIENCED BABY/HOUSE/ DOG SITTER. Available for the summer. Good references. Contact (707) 502-6274, m.harris528@ (S-0726) SEA BREEZE CLEANING CO. The home service professional at Sea Breeze will prepare a cleaning service designed around the unique detail of your home,and personal cleaning requirements. Licensed/Bonded Call 839-5112 (S-0705) SURFBOARD REPAIR 40+ years experience. George Cicero (707) 616-0738 (S-0823) 2 GUYS & A TRUCK. Carpentry, Landscaping, Junk Removal, Clean Up, Moving. Contact (707) 8453087. (S-0712) LIFE CYCLE LANDSCAPING. Garden Maintenance, Restoration and Design. Serving All of Humboldt County, (707) 672-4398 (S-1206) HOUSE CLEANING BY JEANNIE. Residence $15/hour, Move-outs $20/hour. Call 445-2644. References Available. (S-0809) AMUSING GAMES & AMAZING PERFORMANCES FOR ALL AGES. Events, Birthdays, Festivals, Kidszones. I’ll Juggle, Unicycle, & bring Toys., (707) 499-5628. (S-1227)

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TAI CHI GARDENER. Maintaining balance in your yard. Well equipt. Maintenance + Projects 18 yrs experience. Call Orion 825-8074, (S-0726) HUMBOLDT HOUSE CLEANING. Licensed & Bonded #3860. Spring Cleaning Special! (707) 444-2001. (S-0712) 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-0823) SEWING SERVICE. Stitch in Time repairs & alterations. Fri. and Sat. 11 a.m.- 5 p.m. 1038 11th street, Arcata. 707-496-3447 (S-1227) A-1 STEAM CARPET CLEANING. Ask us about our $99.00 2 room special. Also now offering Green Guard 442-3229 ext 13 (S-1227)


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

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445-7715 1-888-849-5728


ARCATA CLEANING COMPANY. The non-toxic cleaning solution for your home or office. 707-8227819. (S-1227) CLARITY WINDOW CLEANING. Services available. Call Julie 8391518. (S-1227) MCKEEVER ENERGY AND ELECTRIC. Residential, commercial, industrial and agricultural. Electrical contracting and design. Renewable energy. Energy efficiency and sustainability. Energy consulting, documentation and field verification. Contact Nate McKeever at 707-822-0100 or or visit Lic. # CA C10 876832 (S-1227) WRITING CONSULTANT/EDITOR. Fiction, nonfiction, poetry. Dan Levinson, MA, MFA. 443-8373. (S-1227)

PIANO LESSONS. Beginners, all ages. Experienced. Judith Louise 476-8919. (M-1227) ROAD TRIX ENTERTAINMENT. Live Music. Private Parties, Bars, Gatherings of all Kinds. Bookings, Bradley Dean, 832-7419. (M-0809) MUSIC LESSONS. Piano, Guitar, Voice, Flute, etc. Piano tuning, Instrument repair. Digital multitrack recording. (707) 476-9239. (M-0823) SAXOPHONE/FLUTE LESSONS. All ages, beginner-advanced, jazz improvisation, technique. Susie Laraine: 441-1343. (M-1227) GUITAR/PIANO LESSONS. All ages, beginning and intermediate. Seabury Gould 444-8507. (M-1227)

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It’s here! The 2012 Wedding Guide is available at newsstands and wedding retailers throughout Humboldt.

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

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View it online on our Special Publications page. • North Coast Journal • Thursday, JuLY 5, 2012



body, mind

transformation consciousness expansion to enhance overall well-being ~energy work~


Marriage & Family Therapist Individuals & Families

Marny Friedman 707-839-5910

KICK BUTTS! Become nicotine free with Dave Berman, Certified Hypnotist and Master Practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP). (707) 845-3749. www. Helping the YOUniverse conspire on your behalf. (MB-0705) NEW CLIENTS $10 OFF. Myrtletowne Healing Center 1480, #A Myrtle Ave. A Hidden Gem on Myrtle Ave., specializing in therapeutic massage. We will assist you on your road to recovery or work with you on that chronic pain issue. Swedish, deep tissue, trigger point, reflexology, acupressure, uterine centering, lymph drainage, lomi lomi, and more. Founders Hilary Wakefield and Sarah Maier are both Doulas, we do pregnancy massage as well! You are worth it, call today (707) 441-9175 (MB-0926)

Loving Hands,

COLON HYDROTHERAPY WITH MOLLY LEUTHNER. At Jade Dragon Medical Spa. Closed System. Using an F.D.A. approved medical device, warm water is gently inserted into the colon. When the colon contracts, the water is flushed out through the device. Take an internal bath! 822-4300. (MB-1011) HAWAIIAN LOMI LOMI MASSAGE. Rejuvenate and Activate your Body, Mind & Soul. Birgit Loehrer, (808) 936-5008. (MB0705) CERTIFIED IN MASSAGE THERAPY & FOOT REFLEXOLOGY. Reidun Olsson, (707) 822-7247. (MB-0809) do TERRA ESSENTIAL OILS. Amazing results with no side effects. Maureen Brundage, (707) 498-7749, www.thinkdoterra. com/19719. (MB-0816) CERTIFIED MASSAGE THERAPIST. Samantha Dudman-Miller, (707) 616-6031. (MB-0726)

Institute of Healing Arts

Est. 1979

MASSAGE THERAPY Weekend Massage Clinic Special ½ hour $30 1 hour $45

Sabrina Knight MA, MFT

Brenda R. Bryan

443-3611  517 3rd Street, Suite 21 Eureka, CA 95501 Depressed? Anxious? Relationship issues? Family problems?

Spiritual Life Coach/ Gentle Heart Mentor Building bridges between the conscious and unconscious.

Just need someone to talk to?

Call for free 1/2 hr. consultation

Counseling services available for individuals, couples and families.

(707)445-1538 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) 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)

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) TAROT AS AN EVOLUTIONARY PATH. Classes in Eureka and Arcata. Private mentorships, readings. Carolyn Ayres, 4424240, www.tarotofbecoming. com. (MB-1227)

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


739 12th St., Fortuna


*We accept most insurances

Therapeutic Massage Gift Certificates Available (707) 599-5639

Valerie Schramm

Certified Massage Therapist


Bonnie M. Carroll, LCSW LCS # 23232

NORTHCOAST AIKIDO FOUNDATION. Instructing non-violent martial arts since 1978. Mon.-Fri., 6-7:30 pm. Adult Beginning Special: 6 weeks for $99, enrollment ongoing. Children’s classes Mon. or Wed., 4-5 pm, $40/month. Visitors welcome! 890 G Street, Arcata, entrance around back. 826-9395. www.northcoastaikido. org. (MB-1227) ARCATA ZEN GROUP MEDITATION. Beginners welcome. Sun., 8 a.m. North Coast Aikido Center, on F St. between 8th and 9th in Arcata. Wed., 6-7 p.m. at First Christian Church, 730 K, Eureka, ramp entrance and upstairs; newcomers please come 5 minutes early. Sun. contact, 826-1701. Wed. contact, barryevans9@yahoo. com, or for more info. call (707) 826-1701, www.arcatazengroup. org. (MB-1227) ASTROLOGY & TAROT. With Salina Rain: Readings, Counseling and Classes. Mon., 1:25 p.m. KHSU 90.5 FM. (707) 668-5408. astro@, www.salinarain. com. (MB-1227)

1225 Central Ave. Suite 3 McKINLEYVILLE


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

Ongoing Classes Workshops Private Sessions Diana Nunes Mizer Parent Educator

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2355 Central Ave., McKinleyville 707

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this week Scan this code to see our listings online. Scan ad codes to visit our realtors’ websites directly.

YOU GET ELBOW ROOM WITH THIS NEWER HOME on a quiet corner lot. Lots of natural light, open floor plan, vaulted ceiling in family room. Native landscaping, access to backyard for RV/boat storage. Close to Hiller Park and Hammond Trail. MLS#235587 $289,000

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this week

Sylvia Garlick #00814886 Broker GRI/ Owner 1629 Central Ave., McKinleyville 707-839-1521 •




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4 bed, 2.5 bath, 2,170 sq ft immaculate home close to Henderson Center, 12’ x 16’ bonus room that can be used as workshop or possibly converted into a studio, back deck overlooks greenbelt

real estate

this week

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

Jessica Stretch

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

3 bed, 2 bath, 1,725 sq ft spacious McKinleyville home on over-sized flat lot, enclosed front porch, covered deck, woodstove, refinished wood floors, fresh interior paint, large master bedroom


Main house & detached Mother-In-Law unit ready to move in, this is a great opportunity to have a second unit subsidize the mortgage or use for extended family, great investment property

An Association of Independently Owned and Operated Realty Brokerages

Charlie Tripodi Land Agent #01332697

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NEW DIRECT LINE - 24/7 - 707.476.0435

Ettersburg Land/Property

+/-40 acres with a 1,600 square foot 3 bedroom 2 bathroom custom home w/ bonus office, existing power, phone, 3 developed springs, year round creek, outbuildings, mature orchard, timber, seclusion and more.

$695,000 Looking for a prime space in Downtown Eureka? The landmark Gross Building at 5th and F Streets has commercial space and office suites available. This iconic building has been carefully and meticulously restored to its historical splendor. Modern updates include seismic rehabilitation, a sprinkler system and complete handicap access {including restrooms and elevator}. Contact us for a private tour and view the Melvin Schuler Court Gallery in the upstairs outdoor mezzanine.

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

Jack Rabbit Valley Swayback Ridge Land/Property

+/-40 acres Sloping property with valley views, 3 cleared flats, year round springs, developed solar water system, meadows and scattered trees.

$ 240,000

Eureka Land/Property

7828 myrtle avenue Located near Indianola Cutoff, this flat 1 acre parcel is an organic farmer’s paradise. property features a 1,600 square foot newly remodeled home, 2 power meters, unfinished fruit/vegetable stand, excellent exposure, new 2,500 gallon water tank and more!

$ 339,000

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

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Meet our neighbor

Joshua has studied Kung Fu for 18 years. “It is my work and my fun,” he says. “It is spiritual and philosophical discipline.” Martine and Dylan are ready for class in their uniforms. They are the sons of Joshua’s business partner, Michael Greenwood, and are already practicing the moves and the discipline needed to become masters. On his way to the studio, Joshua says, “I stop at Murphy’s Westwood every day to pick up SmartWater and an apple to get me through the morning.” And he shops at the Glendale store when he’s headed home or for cold beers before heading to the river. “Everywhere I have lived here, there is always a Murphy’s close by.” Murphy’s has everything for your family. If there is something special you need, Murphy’s can get that for you, too!

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