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Limbo Land

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Blog Jammin’ Best of Humboldt 2012 Ballot On The Cover


Home & Garden


McKinleyville Arts Night

River Robbery

Service Directory

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ne blogger last week accused the Journal of a news blackout on the topic of the Bay Trail. It’s mostly true. When I volunteered to work with trail advocates in March, Journal Editor Carrie Peyton Dahlberg and her staff decided no coverage while the story is unfolding. The original Bay Trail Advocates’ plan was to ask the city councils of Eureka and Arcata, the Humboldt County Board of Supervisors, and ultimately the North Coast Railroad Authority — as the legal owner of the right-of-way — to consider railbanking the corridor north of Eureka. Once railbanked under federal law, the right-of-way would be preserved forever for the return of rail service, but in the interim, it could be used as a bike and pedestrian trail. (We propose two projects: a rail-with-trail from Samoa to Arcata and rail-to-trail from Arcata to Eureka. See The Journal editorial staff felt that whatever coverage they did on a pet project of the publisher, the person who signs their paychecks, would be perceived by readers as biased. I agreed. But I also agreed to write a periodic update — as a trail advocate — in my publisher’s column. The Bay Trail Plan proposal and the significant questions it has spawned have now been on the public agenda and vigorously discussed eight times in the last three months. The plan has been before the Humboldt County Association of Governments’ Technical Advisory Committee, HCAOG’s board of directors (June and July), the Humboldt County Board of Supervisors, Arcata and Eureka city councils, and the NCRA board on July 11 and again last Wednesday in Novato. I was there at each meeting. My report to you as a trail advocate is — so far, so good. I’m not saying our proposal to railbank was warmly received. It was not, largely because the 1983 law has been so widely misunderstood. But now, as of last week, we have a committee of three NCRA directors who will look at three things: the feasibility of a trail, plus the feasibility of repairing and maintaining the crumbling rail bed between Eureka and Arcata, plus the feasibility of the return of rail service. The committee will start work in September, hold public meetings here on each topic, and report back in November. The full NCRA board still meets monthly in other counties, but this subcommittee of three directors

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hopes to conduct its meetings and produce a report and recommendations by the next time the NCRA board meets in Eureka — November. There are good reasons for this timetable, which I’ll discuss below, but first I want to respond to those testifying at those eight meetings who accused Bay Trail Advocates of being anti-railroad. Baloney. There are only four members of the Bay Trail Advocates and we love railroads: Los Bagels’ owner Dennis Rael, retired Humboldt State administrator Rees Hughes, me, and — our newest member — Don Banducci, co-founder of Yakima and a longtime member of the Timber Heritage Association. (We purposely kept the core group small and very focused these past months because we knew we had a gantlet of agencies to negotiate to have any chance of success.) Our official position is that we support the return of rail service to Humboldt County when and if it is feasible. There have been no trains run in 15 years on the line. There have been two suggestions for the return of rail service in recent years, but no viable plan on the table. We believe the return of rail could not occur for a minimum of 10 years. A more realistic estimate might be 20 years. In the meantime, there are other pressing needs in this community that can be addressed by using the public right-of-way for bike and pedestrian transportation and recreation. What about the Rob Arkley-backed east-west rail line proposal? This “Humboldt Bay Harbor Working Group” wants to use the right-of-way, including the 6.5 miles between Arcata and Eureka, to connect our deep-water port to the national rail system south of Redding. The group wants to build a new, 125-mile-long rail connection east through two national forests — possibly to ship Montana coal to China or to bring containerized cargo from the Far East to America’s heartland. We don’t know because no one has named any potential customers. Now this is a topic the Journal has been covering regularly, (See “ChooChoo Fantasies,” May 24, The Bay Trail Advocates do not oppose the east-west plan. In fact, I personally support the feasibility study or any other idea for economic development of this region. I just don’t want public funds spent on it until someone produces a viable plan that includes potential customers. Show us the customers. Until then, this is a private busi-

ness venture that we should stay out of. Why are we asking that this new NCRA committee complete its work by November? Humboldt County has been pretty much ignored by the NCRA these past 15 years. We are at the end of the Northwestern Pacific (NWP Co.) rail line, and restoration of the north end is the NCRA’s lowest priority. (The NCRA spent $64 million successfully rebuilding 62 miles of rail service on the south end last year. It is a viable rail project that will hopefully be sustainable.) There has been no money spent on maintenance on the line in Humboldt County in 15 years. We are losing this public asset. NWP Co. President John Williams admitted at the NCRA meeting here in July he has no viable plans to restore rail service in this county in the foreseeable future. None. The rail prism (rail bed foundation for tracks and ties) is crumbling into Humboldt Bay, further exposing Highway 101 to storms, tidal action and rising sea levels. Rarely have we had such strong and knowledgeable representation on the NCRA board. We currently have two members, Bill Kier of Blue Lake and Supervisor Clif Clendenen (who serves as chair), on the NCRA board of nine members representing four diverse counties. Both men have volunteered to serve on the new NCRA committee along with Mendocino Supervisor John McCowen. That will change after November, since Clendenen lost reelection in June. We all have very short memories. On Feb. 15, 2007, the NCRA adopted a Strategic Plan Update proposing to reopen the Eel River Canyon by mid-2011 and the line around Humboldt Bay by the end of that year. That clock ran out long ago. We are asking that the NCRA pay attention to the needs of Humboldt County. We want this NCRA committee to do the work it is tasked with completing in a reasonable timeframe: to engage local agencies and stakeholders, to look at the wealth of currently available information — including the 2003 Humboldt Bay Revitalization Plan and the 2007 Humboldt Bay Trail Feasibility Study and that 2007 Strategic Plan Update — and to create a report to the full NCRA board with recommendations to be considered by November. Those who want to delay this work are voting for the status quo.l

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– Judy Hodgson

Editor: I am writing to express my extreme disappointment in your article, “Bird by Bird” (Aug. 9), concerning the fish-oiled brown pelicans. As a member of the Humboldt Wildlife Care Center Board and a volunteer with wildlife rehab on and off over the past 30 years, I have seen and heard it all. I was dismayed the Journal would take such a negative, “why bother?” stance. In my opinion, the article was a slap in the

second-to-last paragraph, Deborah Jaques states that the most pressing issue is to eliminate practices that needlessly harm birds, like improper fish waste disposal. All of our work to help these pelicans is through private donations by individuals and businesses — we receive no state or federal funding. Obviously the people of our community feel as we do, that helping these pelicans is the right thing to do, since their generous donations have continued to sustain us. We live in an incredibly beautiful area, and the wild places and wildlife are an intrinsic part of that world. Please, if you can’t help us, don’t harm us. Linda Parkinson, McKinleyville continued on next page


Pelicans Worth Saving

face to the dedicated volunteers with Bird Ally X, California Council of Wildlife Rehabilitators, Oiled Wildlife Care Network and the Humboldt Wildlife Care Center. Some of these folks work 10-plus hours a day for no pay, simply because they give a damn about wildlife. These amazing people have taken on the responsibility of helping all wildlife, especially in situations caused by humans … which is the case here. This is not part of the natural cycle — this fish waste problem is caused by people and needs to be solved by people. There is opportunity here to turn this problem into a resource, and I’m baffled why some ideas or solutions to the fish waste issue weren’t addressed.  In the

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Bigger Vigils Editor: We, among others who vigil with Eureka Women in Black wish to correct errors in Mr. Bass’ NCJ article of Aug. 2 (“Women in Black”). We have more than “only two women” who often vigil at the county courthouse Saturdays at noon. We disagree that “in Humboldt … (the WIB movement) is mostly over” and that “the local movement seemed to lose fo-

cus.” Instead, we, among others in Eureka WIB, are very focused on creating more peace personally and globally. Our Eureka WIB group does not have “meetings and dues.” We suggest readers visit http://www. for WIB info. We invite more women to Eureka WIB! Cindee Grace, Eureka Gay Gilchrist, Bayside Barbara Schumacher, Eureka Audrey Miller, Ferndale Hollie Klingel, Eureka

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t’s been 10½ months since Humboldt County Superior Court Judge Dale Reinholtsen deemed the condition of six rental properties owned by Floyd and Betty Squires so bad they constituted “a substantial endangerment” to residents and the public, requiring immediate takeover by a court-appointed receiver. The receiver, Mark S. Adams, president of California Receivership Group LLP, based in Los Angeles, was appointed a month later, on Oct. 24. His job? To seize the six properties, inspect them and begin managing and rehabilitating them — collecting rents and hiring crews to fix the multitude of health and safety building code violations. (The receiver would use the rents to pay for the work, as well as liens put on the properties, as needed, which the Squireses would have to pay off.) But none of that happened. Shortly after the judge’s order, the Squireses appealed the ruling and posted a $50,000 bond to stop the judge’s order — effectively suspending the receivership, and Adams’ inspections, and leaving the properties in the Squireses’ hands until the case is resolved. (The Squireses, mean-

while, sued Adams, alleging he trespassed and violated tenants’ privacy in his initial inspections. That case is active.) Adams said in his 10 years as a receiver, he has never seen a case like this. “I’ve handled a total of 64 cases, up and down the state, ranging from a small duplex to a Grapes of Wrath kind of migrant camp of 4,000 in the Coachella Valley,” Adams said. “I’ve had three other cases in Eureka … but Floyd Squires is by far the most vexatious and harassing slumlord I’ve had to deal with by far. And the really landmark aspect of the Squires case is that a city had the resolve to take on a 26-property slumlord in one case; as far as I know, that’s not happened before or since anywhere else in California. For the city to perceive it as a systemic problem and to go after all the properties of an owner as opposed to just this property or that property — it’s extraordinary.” The six properties are among 26 named in the city of Eureka’s lawsuit against the Squireses in January 2011, alleging “ongoing and pervasive” violations. With the exception of a vacant parcel and the Squireses’ personal residence, the 26 properties constitute the couple’s entire holdings within the city limits. The status of all 26 • North Coast Journal • Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012


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could change as the litigation unfolds — but for now, what is happening with the apparently most-terrible, singled-out six? Are people still living in them? Have the Squireses fixed the violations? Last week, many apartments in those buildings seemed lived in. Two tenants we contacted spoke freely. Others wouldn’t talk. Some wanted to complain about problems they say the Squireses haven’t fixed, but they didn’t want to be identified, saying they feared being evicted. And many apparently weren’t home, or it was difficult to get to their front doors without trespassing. Brian Gerving, chief building official for the city of Eureka, gave us a rundown on the status of the six properties — for some of which the Squireses have gotten permits to do extensive work, he said. But many violations remain.  117-119 Fifth St. This is where the Squireses have done the most repairs, said Gerving. Since 2002, the city has been citing this two-building property, which contains a commercial space, two apartments and six boarding rooms. Among the issues: broken windows, crumbling stucco, cockroaches, plumbing and electrical violations, and a lack of emergency exits, natural lighting and ventilation in some apartments. The Squireses have finally repaired the dilapidated facade. But multiple issues remain inside.  202 Third St./315 C St. Mark Lufkin, of Lufkin Photo at 202 Third St., wasn’t home when we stopped by his quirky, Old West false-front styled studio. But he phoned later. His place is in good shape, he said, and in fact has had no code violations. It’s the big warehouse on the same parcel, addressed 315 C St., that’s got problems. Lufkin, who’s rented his place from the Squireses for 12 years, said he’s on good terms with Floyd Squires. “I had a leaking water heater — a slow leak that I had told him was not urgent,” Lufkin noted, adding without rancor, “But it did take him a year to replace that water heater.” At 315 C, says Gerving, the 1950s-era warehouse has been illegally converted into two apartments. The city ordered the apartments vacated last January, before it filed its lawsuit, and had the power disconnected. Nobody’s living in them now, as far as Gerving knows. But “nothing’s been done to resolve the violations,” either, he said.  1637 Third St. Andrew Craig, who lives at this rambling apartment building with his mother, was standing barefoot outside last Friday afternoon talking to a friend. He said he has no problems with the Squireses’

management. “Our house is in pretty good shape,” Craig said. “If we have a problem, they have one of their repairmen come right out.” Gerving said the Squireses have not applied for permits to repair the numerous violations in the five units on this property, including a rotting porch, broken windows and damage to a couple of apartments still unrepaired after a longago fire.  1233 A St. Pigeons were getting in the attic and pooping everywhere, filling the gutters and endangering the health of the residents of the six apartments here, said Gerving. There were electrical and plumbing violations. Some apartments lacked emergency exits, others natural light and ventilation. Water heaters were installed improperly. In March, the Squireses got a permit to resolve some violations; a subsequent inspection by the city found the work to be incomplete.  607 Summer St./119 West Sixth St. Of the six units in this large, shabby, pale yellow Victorian, two lack emergency exits and natural light. There are miscellaneous plumbing and electrical violations elsewhere; an apartment without a functional heater; and walls put up in two units without a construction permit. Gerving said the Squireses got a permit in June to do repairs, but a later inspection revealed most of the violations remained.  216 Third St. Fourteen apartments occupy this smudgy white block of a building on the edge of Old Town. Over the years, the city says, some of them have had inoperable heaters, plumbing and electrical issues, inadequate emergency exits, smoke alarm issues, broken windows, cockroaches and rotten siding. “They got a permit in January 2011 to do siding repairs, and those have not been completed,” Gerving said.  Gerving said his department periodically gets calls from some of Squireses’ tenants asking what’s going on. “They’re wondering when things are going to get fixed, and we tell them we’re waiting on the court of appeals,” Gerving said. The city continues to take in new complaints as well, and has opened some new code enforcement cases on some of the Squireses’ properties, although Gerving didn’t have an exact count. “Many, many of these properties have had issues for years — literally 20 years in some cases,” he said. The Squireses did not respond to our request for an interview. Their attorney, Bradford Floyd, said the trial for the city’s case has been set for Oct. 1. ●

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It’s Official: Weather Ain’t Normal If coastal Humboldtians have been wondering just where the heck our summer is, you have good reason: Last month was tied for the cloudiest ever recorded in Eureka, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, whose database stretches from 1887 through 2005. According to Shawn Palmquist, a meteorologist at the group’s Woodley Island station, 22 of July’s 30 days were considered “cloudy.” Only three times has a Eureka July been so gloomy — in 1889, 1972 and 1998. Palmquist explained NOAA’s methodology: Each day (from sunrise to sunset) gets divided into eight sections. If zero-totwo of those sections are predominantly cloudy, then the day is considered “clear.” If three-to-six sections have cloud cover, the day is deemed “partly cloudy.” A fullfledged “cloudy” day is one that’s at least seven-eighths blocked from the sun. Our June was normal, with 12 cloudy days, Palmquist said. So far in August, six READ FULL POSTS AND SEE PHOTOS AT

of the nine days have been cloudy, putting us on pace to exceed the monthly average of 14. As Hank Sims pointed out on the Lost Coast Outpost last month, it’s been unseasonably chilly, too: Eureka was the most unusually cold place in the U.S. through the first six months of this year, again according to NOAA. It should be acknowledged that the rest of the country would probably trade their summer weather for ours in a hot minute: July was the hottest month on record in the United States. ● GOVERNMENT, POLITICS / BY RYAN BURNS / AUG. 8, NOON

Eureka Council Reaffirms Commitment to Create Jobs Last night, the Eureka City Council unanimously voted to adopt a harbor revitalization resolution presented by a community group, but only after it was determined that the document doesn’t legally bind the city to do anything. Councilmember Linda Atkins said she was concerned about some of the big-ticket projects listed as goals in the resolution, including container shipping and the east-west rail proposal. She said studies have shown those goals to be unrealistic and expressed doubt about achieving public approval for them. But the rest of the council members voiced support for the document, saying it showed vision and served to reaffirm their commitment to creating jobs. After public comments and some discussion among the council, Atkins asked City Attorney Cyndy Day-Wilson whether the resolution would create any legal obligations for the city. The language of the document asks the council to resolve, among other things, to develop “within one year a cohesive and coordinated marketing plan” and to work with other agencies “to obtain funding/financing for infrastructure projects such as dock repairs and improvements; dredging [and] East-West rail … .” Day-Wilson said the resolution does not carry any legal weight. Atkins said that “in the spirit of cooperation” she would support the document. Thus was the council resolved.


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River Robbery

Wading into the murky depths of illegal water diversions The last two years were

Some of it is going to illegal diversions, and specifically to marijuana grows. That we know. How much? That’s where things get murky. “Unfortunately at this point, the evidence is largely anecdotal,” says Friends of the Eel River Executive Director Scott Greacen. “Nobody seems to have the kind of overarching data that would allow us to evaluate even for one stream system — let alone entire watersheds on the scale of the 3,700-square-mile Eel — what the

wet ones for Humboldt County, according to U.S. Geological Survey data. At one gage in Miranda, flows in the Eel River soared to roughly double the historical average in late 2009, but fell below average by the following October. A winter deluge of nearly 2,000 cubic feet per second became a fall trickle of less than 100 cfs, and a similar pattern played out in 2010-11. The rains came. Then the water disappeared.



and diesel pumps, and concrete dams blocking tributaries and throwing off the water’s delicate Ph balance. The department plans to file charges on dozens of violations from that one sweep alone — and the season is just beginning. In the coming months, the driest and most critical for the county’s watersheds, the grows and diversions will only intensify. But try to quantify exactly how much secret damage is being done to streams big and small, and it quickly becomes apparent that the details are cloudier than a sedimentchoked pool. No 30,000 government agency 20,000 has devoted serious time or resources to 10,000 track illicit diversions. No one is certain whether the problem is getting worse. And no one is sure what 1,000 the hell can be done to fight back. DAILY Discharge, cubic feet per second


magine a stream. Cool, clear water dances over rocks smoothed by time. Pond skaters skim the sunlight-flecked surface. Dragonflies flit between clumps of grass. Birds chirp in the trees overhead. And under the water, tiny endangered salmon — coho, Chinook, steelhead — dart among the shadows. Now imagine that same stream dammed, poisoned with chemical fertilizers, drained by irrigation pipes. The trees slashed and the soil eroded. Garbage and debris strewn about. The bugs, the birds and, yes, the fish — all gone. It happens — far too often according to those who monitor Humboldt’s rivers and tributaries — and it’s part of a larger problem that might be sucking our already parched waterways dry. In June, state Fish and Game wardens discovered multiple grows outfitted with illegal water diversions on the Trinity River, featuring hundreds of feet of black PVC snaking through wooden boxes

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impacts of illegal diversions are. [But] we know there are a lot of them.” Not every illegal diversion is feeding a pot patch. Some water legal crops or spin a small turbine for household power. However, Greacen says, “diversions for small domestic use or non-consumptive hydropower diversions could be made legal relatively easily with pretty straightforward compliance. The issue remains that most people don’t want to let the system know who they are or where they are because their source of income exposes them to law enforcement pressure.” And the pressure on rivers seems to be growing. “Cumulatively we’re seeing diversions impact low-flow season more and more every year,” says Jane Arnold, staff environmental scientist with Fish and Game. “I can’t say who’s diverting what, where and when, but what we’re seeing on the gages and hearing anecdotally is that there’s less water in these wet years than we’d anticipate.” Even District Attorney Paul Gallegos, whose office has begun targeting growers for environmental violations including illegal diversions, has no way to quantify the problem. “The best we can do is speculate,” he says. “It’s unsupported by numbers.”

Why is data so hard to come

by? “Monitoring stream flows is an expensive process,” explains Josh Smith, who keeps tabs on the South Fork of the Trinity River with the Watershed Research and Training Center in Hayfork. “We don’t have funding sources to keep stream gages open. On the whole South Fork watershed, which is about 1,000 square miles, there’s one gage.” In addition to thin resources, there’s the issue of safety. Like many of his colleagues countywide, Smith frequently treks out winding dirt roads and into thick, uncharted forests. Alone. “Most of the stuff I’ve found I’ve found accidentally, and

then I get out of there,” he says. “I have friends in law enforcement and they say it’s not worth it to stick around. It affects how I work and where our crews can go.” While it may be impossible to draw firm big-picture conclusions, Smith is convinced illegal diversions are diminishing water quality — and killing fish and other aquatic life. All of Humboldt’s waterways face a litany of perils: rising temperatures, sedimentation, pollutants, algae blooms and, in some cases, major legal diversions for hydroelectric power and industrial agriculture to the south. In fact, each of the county’s four major rivers — the Klamath, the Trinity, the Mad and the Eel — and many of its tributaries are on the EPA’s list of “impaired waters,” meaning they are too warm, too dirty or too dewatered to meet state water quality standards. Restoration efforts have pulled some rivers back from the brink, but none is robust enough to withstand continued impacts and the looming threat of drought. Drawing water, even a little, out of streams raises overall water temperature, Smith explains. And a rise of a few degrees can be the difference between life and death for salmon, trout or other members of the salmonid family. Further, Smith says, most of the diversions he’s seen don’t use proper screening techniques. “They’re sucking up a lot of the juvenile fish and taking them up into the hills to their grows,” he says. Out of the frying pan, into the pump. Smith has been on the job for almost seven years. In that time he’s noticed a marked increase in the size and scope of diversions. “There have been people growing marijuana in the woods here for decades. It’s really obvious the newcomers have a different system — we’ve seen


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who worry about waning rivers, Tasha McKee, executive director of Sanctuary Forest, is easily among the most optimistic. Not because she denies the severity of the problem, but because she’s managed to do something about it. McKee’s focus is the Mattole River, a minor yet critical waterway in Southern Humboldt. While McKee says the Mattole isn’t being tapped for any “major, industrial-level grows,” plenty of people are pumping from the river. And almost every year, by late summer, the Mattole is in crisis mode, reduced to a trickle between brackish pools. To curb the effects of human use, Sanctuary Forest launched a storage-tank program in 2004. Funded largely by grant money, the program purchases large tanks for landowners, who fill the tanks during the winter with rainfall and flows tapped from a robust Mattole and use the water during the dry months. Usually starting in mid to late summer, and certainly during

the bone-dry slog through September and October, landowners agree not to pump from the river. A recent tour of one of the tanks revealed an impressive sight: 50,000 gallons of water, buoyed by the recent summer rain, encased in a glistening 50,000 gallon drum, outfitted with a series of safety shutoff valves to prevent accidental draining. The tank, surrounded by brown grass and brush, will later be used to water crops, take showers, flush toilets ­— everything. And the tanks don’t raise property tax valuations, since Sanctuary Forest technically owns them for the first 15 years. The goal is to end 80 percent of all dry-season diversions — legal and illegal — on the Mattole. So far, McKee says, the project is about halfway there. And not everyone joining is a private homesteader; this year the program will add Whitethorn Elementary School and Whitethorn Construction to its ranks. McKee admits some of her project’s success is due to its small scale, but says that variations of it could be used anywhere. Indeed, the idea of storing water was championed by everyone from Hamilton to Gallegos.

This water storage tank, installed with the help of Sanctuary Forest, is part of a program that encourages people to store high flows in winter, and spare the Mattole River during the dry season. photo by Jacob Shafer.

But, McKee cautions, simply halting diversions isn’t enough. She says the problem goes deeper. Literally. Eight years ago, McKee recalls, she walked a stretch of the Mattole with Fish and Game to inspect pump screens. Along the way, she observed the flow of various tributaries. She fully expected that the most heavily tapped tributaries would be the most meager. “Instead I saw that they were all barely trickling.” The reason, McKee says, is that the ground can’t hold water like it once did. Human endeavors — from roads to logging to overgrazing — have disrupted the natural hydrology countywide. If the soil is our water tank, we’ve riddled it with holes.

“Diversions are important,” McKee says, “but if we’re going to withstand droughts we’ve got to repair our watershed.” Still, she adds, “we’ve got to deal with human use [diversions] first, so people don’t take all the water.” Greacen agrees. He says that while illegal diversions may not be the biggest drain on the county’s rivers and streams, they’re “the highest impact that we have real control over.” We can work to improve watershed health, he argues, but “even if we invested a ton of money, it’s going to take time for that to filter out. Meanwhile water diversions we can do something about right away.” continued on next page • North Coast Journal • Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012


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and educational outreach are all well and good, but few believe they’ll solve, or even damp down, the problem. “A lot of people, regardless of their legal situation, are doing the right thing because they care about the place and they care about the fish,” says Greacen. “At the same time, a small minority are going huge [and] having the vast majority of the impacts.” Watershed monitor Josh Smith concurs. “The big-time growers who are just greedy aren’t changing their ways,” he says. “The people having the biggest impact on water don’t care and aren’t going to care.” Unless, of course, the profit motive is removed. You can’t have a discussion about any aspect of the marijuana industry — including water diversions — without talk-

ing about legalization. It’s a thorny topic, and a huge one. But when it comes to water alone, there’s a pretty clear consensus among scientists and even some members of law enforcement: decriminalization would help. A lot. “I would assume it would come with some sort of regulation, like private forestry,” says Smith. “Rules about when, where and how you can grow, how much water you can draw, best management practices.” In an unregulated black market, growers have no incentive to be conscientious. In fact, those who sack the land for maximum profit are at a competitive advantage. Yank the industry out of the shadows and the darkest elements would disappear. Maybe. “There will always be outlaws, people who want to rape and pillage the environment,” says Gallegos. “[But] you can bring most people into the fold and reduce the

“This photo is classic,” Jane Arnold of Fish and Game wrote, “with fuels and lubricants able to go in the water, no fish screen etc.”  It was taken in the South Fork Eel watershed, on a tributary that has steelhead trout. courtesy of the California Department of Fish and Game.

burden on the community.” While we hold our collective breath (or not) the best answer may be to go after the worst environmental offenders and hope the fear motivates — and trickles down. “I think it’s absolutely important to target people who are operating in a way, in whatever industry, that creates the potential for significant harms to public trust values like endangered fish, water quality,

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Distracting the cook will only prolong the hunger The English Beat (new wave ska) with special guest DJ Red 9pm $25

Happy Hour All Day!

HUMBOLDT BREWS 826-2739 856 10th St. Arcata

Death Metal Thursday (DMT): 4:30-10 pm AND Happy Hour until Close! Paula Fuga, Mike Love Trio (Hawaiian) 9pm $10

SHITS & Giggles: Improv 7pm Howard Kremer, Cornell Reid + 10pm

JAMBALAYA 822-4766 Arcata

Perfect, Batch & Ras Attitude 9pm

Giggle 6pm Ray White/Bobby Vega 9pm

Big Sam’s Funky Nation, Bump F. 9pm

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

Matthew Cook (songwriter) 7-10pm no cover

Lisa Baney, Steve Smith and Baron Wolfe (jazz) 7-10pm no cover littleredlioneurekacalif Deeper Than The Ocean (acoustic rock) 6pm

Don’t think of it as work, think of it as fun! Trifecta (rock) 6pm

SHITS & Giggles: Chris Garcia, Keith Lowell-Jensen, Johnny Taylor 8pm

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

9am-2pm on the Arcata Plaza Falling Rocks (bluegrass) 10am

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Botin Basil @ Henderson Center JD Jeffries @ McKinleyville

Disco Trinidad! (DJ Knutz +) 9pm

Located in beautiful Old Town DJ Jsun (dance music) 10pm

Free Wifi DJ Benji Onewise (dance music) 10pm

Chris McCurdy (singer/songwriter) 7pm

Stephanie Suzanne (country) 7pm

Pizza Night!

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SHITS & Giggles: Josh Argyle, Nick Rutherford, Barbara Gray 8pm

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West African Drum & Dance 5:30-7pm $10

Zumba with Mimi 9:30-10:30am, $5

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Falling Rocks (country swing) 8-10pm

Buddy Reed & The Rip It Ups (blues) 10pm-midnight

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Free Day of Dance Classes Evening Show, 8pm, $10-15 SquarPeg (folk) 7pm Great dinners beautiful sunsets!

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Beth Whitney (indie folk) 9pm

Tropical Transmission w/Pressure Anya (reggae/Latin) 9pm

Jimi Jeff and the Gypsy Band (blues/funk) 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 (DJs) 10pm


Friday and Saturday lap dance specials

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Throwback Thursday’s

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California Women Win the Vote 2pm The Dark Crystal (1982) Doors 5:30pm $5 Rated PG Closed Sunday A Chance to win $1,000,000

Happy Hours 4-6pm $1 off pints/wells Happy Hours 4-6pm $1 off pints/wells Pint Night 6pm-close $2 beer pints Wing Special 1 lb. for $5 Free pool No Limit Texas Holdem Tournament 6:30pm

Karaoke w/ DJ Marv 9pm-1am

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Corner of 14th & G Streets. Near Wildberries and only two blocks from HSU. Monday - Saturday 11:30 a.m. to 8:45 p.m. Sunday Noon to 8pm

Quiz Night 7pm Karaoke w/ KJ Leonard 8pm

Fat Tire Tuesdays $2.00 Fat Tire Pints

$0.25 Wing Wednesday

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

8-Ball Tournaments at 8pm

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Dale Winget (folk) 7pm Rule #1: Suck it up! Rule #2: Learn rule #1 Not your average “pub grub”

Mimosa Mondays $3.00 pints of Mimosas all day long! Open Mic Night 8pm

Sundaze: Deep Groove Society 9pm

The Funk Ark, Ciotti Swizlo Trio 9pm


Fish Taco Tuesdays $3.50 for one $7.00 for two

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UPCOMING: The Brothers Comatose Aug. 25



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Live Wyya (reggae) 9pm Aber Miller (piano) 6-9pm

Wine Bar overlooking the Arcata Plaza

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

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Anna “Banana” Hamilton with Bill Andrews 7-10pm

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Buddy Reed (blues) 9-11pm

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New Belly Dancing session 6-7:30pm, $10 Spoken Word Night 8pm

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Hoop Dance w/ Nicole Beg. 5:30-6:30pm $10 Salsa Dance Night 7pm

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Max Bundles, Ill Effect (hip hop) 9pm Find us on Facebook. West African Drum and Dance 5:30-7pm, $10

Pints for Nonprofits: Surfrider Humboldt 4-11pm

Celebration Sale both locations Buy 2 Hoodies Save $10

Friday, Aug. 17th

Good & Evil Twins Karaoke 8pm Wallace and Phines noon-3pm Trivia Night 8pm

Karaoke 9pm w/ sushi

Sunny Brae Jazz 9pm w/ fried chicken

Naomi Hooley (acoustic) 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

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2 Dollar Tuesdays $2 beer / $2 lap dances

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16 thursday EVENTS

Humboldt County Fair. 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Humboldt County Fairgrounds, 1250 Fifth St., Ferndale. Eleven days of family fun! Satellite horse racing, carnival rides and games, death defying stunts, live entertainment, competitive exhibits, livestock events, food, etc. Music by The Pyronauts 6 p.m. No live horse races Thursday. www.


The Red Velvet Cake War. 8 p.m. North Coast Repertory Theatre, 300 Fifth St., Eureka. Southern fried comedy by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope and Jamie Wooten. $15/$12 students and seniors. 442-6278.


SHITS and Giggles Comedy Festival. 9 p.m. Mazzotti’s Arcata, 773 Eighth St. Savage Henry Magazine’s three day standup comedy showcase kicks off with Kyle Kinane, Bryan Cook, Ian Karmel, Derek Sheen, Joe Deschaine. $15/$25 whole fest.


Benbow Summer Jazz: Francis Vanek Quartet. 6:30 p.m. Benbow Inn, 445 Lake Benbow Drive, Garberville. Music on the hotel terrace by saxophonist Francis Vanek. 923-2124.


Figure Drawing Group. 7-9 p.m. Cheri Blackerby Gallery, 272 C St., Eureka. In the courtyard. Weekly group. Live model. An Ink People DreamMaker project. 442-0309.


Audubon Society Shorebird Blitz. 9 a.m. Meet at Herrick Avenue Park and Ride. Two-part trip to Humboldt’s best shorebird sites: Cock Robin Island (Loleta) on the rising tide and the Mad River Estuary (Arcata) on the falling tide. 499-1146.


Henderson Center Farmers’ Market. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Vegetables, fruits, seedlings, plants and local food. Music by Boltin Basil. 441-9999. McKinleyville Farmers’ Market. 3:30-6:30 p.m. McKinleyville Safeway Shopping Plaza, Central Avenue. Farm-fresh produce every Thursday. Music by JD Jeffries. 441-9999.


Audubon Society. Noon. Golden Harvest Cafe, 1062 G St., Arcata. Discuss conservation and environmental issues. 442-9353.


Kids Dance Party. 11 a.m.-noon. Redwood Raks, 824 L St., Arcata. North Coast Parents dance party for parents and children ages zero to 5. Reach for the stars, wiggle like a worm, or chase the disco lights. Kindergarten, Here I Come!. 6:30 p.m. Arcata Library, 500 Seventh St. Video, stories, activities and crafts designed to reassure kids and parents as they make this big step together. 269-1910.


Henderson Center Block Party Blood Drive. 2-7 p.m. Henderson and F streets, Eureka. Give blood and get ice cream, “A Pint for a Pint,” courtesy of Varsity Ice Cream.



17 friday EVENTS

Mad River Summerfest. 5-10 p.m. Christie Ranch, Blue Lake. Local food and brews, homebrew contest, art, disc golf, raffles, straw maze, petting zoo. Friday music: The Miracle Show and Silver Hammer. Humboldt County Fair. 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Humboldt County Fairgrounds. See Aug. 16 listing. Live horse racing post time 3 p.m. Jimi Jeff and The Gypsy Band 6 p.m. McKinleyville Arts Night. 6-8 p.m. Various locations throughout McKinleyville. Celebration of local artists and their works. 834-6460.


Cinderella. 7:30 p.m. Van Duzer Theatre, HSU. Humboldt Light Opera Company presents Rodgers and Hammerstein’s enchanting family musical. $19/$11. hloc. org. 822-1318. Woody Guthrie’s American Song. 8 p.m. Ferndale Repertory Theater, 447 Main St. Seven singers and a live band tell the life story of the rambling folksinger through his words and music. $16.50/$14.50 students and seniors. 800-838-3006. The Red Velvet Cake War. 8 p.m. North Coast Rep. See Aug. 16 listing.


SHITS and Giggles Fest. 6 p.m. Jambalaya, 915 H St., Arcata. Alex Koll, Cornell Reid, Miles K, Sean Keane, Sam Tallent, Jason Dove, Dutch Savage. SHITS and Giggles Fest. 7 p.m. The Local, 517 F St. Eureka. Paul Danke, Jade Catta-Preta, Joe Deschaine, Sherae O’Shaughnessy, Danny Felts, Anthony Sandoval, Ben Kolina. SHITS and Giggles Fest. 8 p.m. Redwood Curtain Brewing, 550 South G St., Arcata. Josh Argyle, Nick Rutherford, Barbara Gray, Sean Green, Justin Alan, Nando Molina. SHITS and Giggles Fest. 8:30 p.m. Blondie’s, 420 E. California Ave., Arcata. Joey Devine, Clare O’Kane, William Head, Kevin O’Shea, Adam Jacobs, Coree Spencer.


Benbow Summer Jazz: Sam Maez Sextet. 6:30 p.m. Benbow Inn, 445 Lake Benbow Drive, Garberville. Band led by trumpeter Sam Maez. 923-2124. 4 For Jazz. 7 p.m. Sewell Gallery of Fine Art, 423 F. Street, Eureka. Local jazz quartet performs. Beverage sales benefit Redwood Coast Music Festivals. $6. 269-0617.


World Dance. 8 p.m. St. Alban’s Episcopal Church, 1675


Chester Ave., Sunny Brae. Humboldt Folk Dancers event features teaching and request dancing. $3. 839-3665.


Eureka Sequoia Garden Club. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. First Covenant Church Carriage House, 2526 J St., Eureka. A mystery tour of gardens located south of Eureka. 442-1387.

18 saturday EVENTS

Mad River Summerfest. 8 a.m.-10 p.m. Christie Ranch, Blue Lake. Music by Woven Roots, Missing Link DJs, The Trouble, Speakeasy Saints, The Grass Band, Silent Giants. See Aug. 17 listing. 616-8190. SoHum Smoke Off. 2 p.m. Mateel Community Center, 59 Rusk Lane, Redway. BBQ and beer competition. Grill masters, home brewers and local breweries compete for prizes and bragging rights. Music by Rooster McClintock, NightHawk and Fries-NesterRuland. $15/$25 unlimited beer. 923-3368. Petrolia Midsummer Festival. Noon-5:30 p.m. Mattole Valley Community Center, 29230 Mattole Road, Petrolia. Food, music and crafts fair with a barbecue, wood-fire pizza and ice cream in the afternoon; music by Ken Young, Calista Salbego, Oliver Grant, Greg Smith and Tina DeProspero. Eco-play at 5:30 p.m. Humboldt County Fair. 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Humboldt County Fairgrounds. Live racing post time 2 p. m. Rock by Doug Fir and the 2x4s 6 p.m. See Aug. 16 listing.


Tripping on the Tipping Point. 5:30 p.m. Mattole Valley Community Center, 29230 Mattole Road, Petrolia. Human Nature Theater Company presents a musical comedy addressing crucial societal issues related to the environment and social equity. $10, $5 students, younger kids free. Cinderella. 7:30 p.m. Van Duzer, HSU. See Aug. 17 listing. The Red Velvet Cake War. 8 p.m. North Coast Rep. See Aug. 16 listing. Woody Guthrie’s American Song. 8 p.m. Ferndale Rep. See Aug. 17 listing.


SHITS and Giggles Fest. Jambalaya, 915 H St., Arcata. 3 p.m. The Not So Open Open Mic. 6 p.m. Josh Argyle, Jade Catta-Preta, William Head, Alex Q. Huffman, Barbara Gray, Ben Kolina. SHITS and Giggles Fest. Blondie’s, 420 E. California Avenue, Arcata. 6:30 p.m. Hidden Lake, Bear Driving Car 8:30 p.m. Miles K, Danny Felts, Kevin O’Shea, Greag Brown. SHITS and Giggles Fest. Humboldt Brews, 856 10th St., Arcata. 7 p.m. Improv Stage 10 p.m. Howard Kremer, Cornell Reid, Nick Rutherford, Paul Danke, Sean Green, Sarah Godlin, Josh Duke. SHITS and Giggles Fest. 7:30 p.m. The Local, 517 F St. Eureka. Paul Danke, Coree Spencer, Jason Dove, Adam Jacobs, Justin Alan. SHITS and Giggles Fest. 8 p.m. Redwood Curtain Brewing, 550 South G St., Arcata. Sean Keane, Joey Devine, Sherae O’Shaughnessy, Matt Gubser, Eric Barry, Josh Duke. SHITS and Giggles Fest. 8 p.m. Mad River Brewery, 195 Taylor Way, Blue Lake. Chris Garcia, Keith Lowell-Jensen, Johnny Taylor, Sam Tallent, Jason Dove.


Benbow Summer Jazz: Humboldt Time. 6:30 p.m. Benbow Inn, 445 Lake Benbow Drive, Garberville. Local jazz combo Humboldt Time. 923-2124.


Bird Survey. 8 a.m. Shay Park, Arcata. Assist Audubon’s Rob Fowler on ebird site survey. 839-3493. Audubon Society Marsh Field Trip. 8:30 a.m. Meet at parking lot end of South I Street. Pat Bitton leads. Bring binoculars for birding. 442-9353. Trail Stewards Work Day. 9-11 a.m. Humboldt Coastal Nature Center, 220 Stamps Lane, Manila. Help maintain trails and grounds around nature center. Wear closedtoed shoes; bring drinking water. friendsofthedunes. org. 444-1397. Free Birding Class. 8 a.m.-noon. Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary Interpretive Center, 600 S. G St. Ken Burton teaches a beginners’ class on common birds of the Arcata Marsh: identification and ecology. RSVP. 826-2359. Northcoast Regional Land Trust Canoe the Slough: Summer Paddle. 1:30-5 p.m. Freshwater Farms Reserve, 5851 Myrtle Ave., Eureka. Natural history tour of bottomlands and bay led by naturalist Hawk Martin. Dress

Eat Well, Do Good

Sweet 116 What’s the best part of the Humboldt County Fair? Tough call, right? Is it that first, powdery sugar bite of deep-fried funnel cake? The thrill of wagering on the ponies? If you’re young and hardy maybe it’s getting strapped inside a mechanical stomachscrambler (aka a carnival ride) or winning a blue ribbon for your droop-eared English lop. (That’s a rabbit breed, btw.) A personal favorite: those goofy, form-fitting bodysuits worn by freshly sheared sheep. Have you seen these things? They come in vibrant colors (pink cammo, tie dye), and they make the sheep look like Prince during his assless pants phase. Best of all? They’re called “lambie jammies.” This year’s organizers had to do some fiscal scrambling after the state stopped subsidizing county fairs, but thanks in part to a new nonprofit, Friends of the Humboldt County Fair, the annual tradition is coming back for a “sweet” 116th time, Aug. 15 through Aug. 26. If you’ve picked up the paper on Wednesday, then it’s opening day! Find the red barn before 4 p.m. to enter a drawing for a free cooked beef roast. You also have three chances to catch Tina Marie, Master Hypnotist. Don’t let her take your beef! (Both Tina and the meat return daily.) Other things you should know: There’s no horse racing on either Thursday (the 16th or the 23rd), but admission is totally free those days. It’s also free on Monday and Tuesday, Aug. 20 and 21. Otherwise it’s $8, $6 for seniors, $4 for kids age 6-12 and free for the littlest ones. Parking fees went up a buck this year, so it’s $3. If you wanna bet on the horses (or the mules), you’ve got eight days to choose from. Racing admission is free on both Wednesdays (15th, 22nd) and both Fridays (17th, 24th). Saturday, Aug. 25, is Ladies Hat Day at the races: Women in formal headwear get in gratis. Want entertainment? How ’bout a huge mariachi band? “Hispanic Day,” Aug. 26, will feature Mariachi Real de Mexico from 1-4 p.m., followed by some Lucha Libre (the Mexican wrestling with crazy masks). Other acts include cowgirl rope tricks, a flying dog show and a dude wrestling an alligator. Younguns will be exhibiting their livestock Aug. 15-19, and the grown-ups get their turn Aug. 22-26. For loads more info, including a full list of vendors and exhibits, visit — Ryan Burns


Locavores, piscivores, granivores — pretty much all flavors of vores — should find something tempting to nibble at a local food expo this weekend at Mad River Brewery’s tasting room in Blue Lake. The nosh fest benefits the Discovery Museum in Eureka, which will be sending a kid-captivating team to run a “Kid Zone,” complete with giant hula hoops, giant Legos and other traveling exhibits. “We’re hoping to have a day in the sun out in Blue Lake,” says Lynn Langdon, the museum’s executive director. “Sun — for one day this summer!” It would be nice. Even gray days come with hungry, though, so might as well get your sampling self out to the brewery, at 101 Taylor Way, from 1 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 19. At least 16 local culinary creators,

including Bless My Soul, Fish Brothers, Loleta Cheese Factory, BRIO Breadworks, Tomaso’s, Bien Padre, Humboldt Hotsauce, Drake’s Glen Creations, Patty Cakes Unlimited and many more, plan to offer tasting samples. Music will tumble in from The Tumbleweeds starting at 1 p.m., followed by the No Good Redwood Ramblers at 3 p.m. The museum is asking for a $5 donation, “but if you’d like to give more we’re always open to it,” says Langdon. With the donation, the main food tasting is free, but beer is extra and so are platters of barbecued oysters that the museum will be selling. The day will also include a raffle to benefit Nicole Nada, co-owner of Arcata Scoop, who is undergoing cancer treatment. — Carrie Peyton Dahlberg

One Funny Weekend As the big kahuna at the local comedy magazine, Savage Henry Independent Times , CORNELL REID PHOTO BY CHRIS DURANT Chris Durant is supposed to be funny, or at least know funny. He’s also one of the main organizers of this weekend’s standup-apalooza Savage Henry Independent Times and Giggles Comedy Festival, aka SHITS and Giggles. But he readily admits that he’s not much of a standup comedian. “I’m better at writing comedy,” he said, sitting at his cluttered desk in the sumptuous Savage Henry office in Jacoby’s Storehouse. To illustrate his lack of standup skills, he offered an example. “There was this joke I tried to tell the last time we did a comedy show at Jambalaya: We have two small dogs and hardwood floors, so it’s like having Gregory Hines for a roommate when they run around. It didn’t go over, so I was like, ‘You’ve never heard of Gregory Hines?’ And the crowd was like, ‘No, we’ve heard of him.’ No one was laughing. I guess part of the job of being a host is to bomb so the other comics seem funny.” He may do a couple of introductions over the weekend, but mostly he’ll be running around trying to keep everything on track, a monumental job considering that the SHITS and Giggles Fest includes 15 comedy sets in eight venues plus a teaser set at the Mad River Summerfest. It’s modeled in part on Portland’s Bridgetown Comedy Festival and San Francisco’s even more ambitious multi-weekend Sketchfest, both with multiple standup venues. And a number of comedians were recruited at both festivals. The original plan was to do the whole festival on two stages at a local casino, but when that plan fell through, well, suffice to say Plan B ended up being much more complex.

As we’ve noted on these pages before, the local comedy scene seems to be growing by leaps and bounds, in part thanks to Durant’s three-year-old comedy mag. Savage Henry started with a comedy open mic, So You Think You Can Funny, which Durant noted was named by the Journal resident funny man, Andrew Goff. “I was surprised at the caliber of people who came out. Now we have a pool of people who open up with touring comics” when they come to town. The BA-DUM-CHH comedy troupe came out of the open mic and, says Durant, “picked up the torch” when he got tired of dealing with o-micing. Watch for BA-DUM-CHHs Sherae O’Shaughnessy, Nando Molina and Joe Deschaine, who are all doing sets one place or more. Other recommendations from Durant include a pair of former local comics: Josh Argyle, who grew up in Eureka, and Cornell Reid from Arcata. He’s also a big fan of Thursday’s headliner, Kyle Kinane, an L.A.-based comic who, among other things, appeared on Conan and did his own half-hour Comedy Central Presents show. “He’s more like a storyteller talking about messed up situations he’s come across, really funny,” said the big guy. Other faves: Howard Kramer, host of the Who Charted? podcast, Alex Cole, returning after a successful local show, Ian Karmel from Portland, Nick Rutherford from L.A., and too many others to name in this space. “We want to show them all that there’s a comedy scene here,” said Durant. (You’ll find the full schedule in this week’s calendar.) Those who want to see as much of the festival as possible will want the “fashionable” $25 wristband that gets you into every venue; otherwise admission is venue by venue, with prices ranging from $15 for Thursday’s big opening night show at Mazzotti’s, to free for some shows, including the Summerfest showcase. Advance tickets and more details at or on the Savage Henry Facebook page. — Bob Doran

warmly; boats and gear provided. $45. 443-5157. Friends of the Marsh Tour. 2 p.m. Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary Interpretive Center, 600 S. G St. Jane Wilson leads 90-minute walk focusing on marsh history, ecology and birds. 826-2359.


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


Local Authors Summer Lecture Series. 1-2:30 p.m. Humboldt County Library, 1313 Third St., Eureka. First of three local author lectures features Amy Stewart discussing the pleasures of drink and her new book The Drunken Botanist: The Plants That Create the Worlds Greatest Drinks. Reservations recommended. 269-1991. William Ayers. 7 p.m. Northtown Books, 957 H St., Arcata. Author, activist and educator speaks about the election, education and the current political moment. 822-2834.


Humboldt Wildlife Care Center Annual Rummage Sale. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Umpqua Bank, 1603 G St., Arcata. Find treasures and support native wildlife. 822-9119. HSSA Furniture and Collectible Sale. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Phillips House Museum, Seventh and Union, Arcata. Proceeds fund Historical Site Society of Arcata’s maintenance of Phillips House. 822-4722. Redwood Classic Youth Soccer Dinner. 6-8 p.m. Arcata Community Center Sports Complex, 321 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Parkway. Tri-tip, chicken or veggie dinner to benefit Mad River Youth Soccer Tournament. Beer and wine extra.

19 sunday EVENTS

Humboldt County Fair. 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Humboldt County Fairgrounds. Horse racing post time 2 p.m. Rock by Don’s Neighbors 6 p.m. See Aug. 16 listing. Madaket Brunch Cruise. 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Circumnavigate Indian Island and enjoy a buffet brunch. RSVP. $32.50/$28.50 students and seniors/$22.50 kids. 445-1910.


Woody Guthrie’s American Song. 2 p.m. Ferndale Rep. See Aug. 17 listing.


Open Jazz Jam. 2-4:30 p.m. Morris Graves Museum of Art, 636 F St., Eureka. Pianist Aber Miller performs followed by open jam. 442-0278. Benbow Summer Jazz: Aaron Garner Quartet. 6:30 p.m. Benbow Inn, 445 Lake Benbow Drive, Garberville. Pianist Aaron Garner leads quartet. 923-2124.


Trinidad Artists’ Market. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Trinidad Art, 490 Trinity St. Next to Murphy’s Market, Trinidad. Art and crafts by local artisans, live music and barbecue. 834-8720.


California Women Get the Vote. 2 p.m. Arcata Playhouse, 1251 Ninth St. Documentary about the dramatic suffrage campaign that won California women the right to vote nine years before the federal amendment. Pay what you can. 822-1575.

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Audubon Society SoHum Field Trip. 9 a.m. Southern Humboldt Community Park, 934 Sprowl Creek Road, Garberville, parking lot off Kimtu Road. Field trip to revel in the beauty of the park and its avian inhabitants. 986-1112. Audubon Society Eureka Marsh Field Trip. 9 a.m. Meet at parking lot foot of West Del Norte St., Eureka. Ralph Bucher leads one- to two-hour hike on flat loop through habitats from bay and mudflat to riparian and marshland. 839-4365.


Dow’s Prairie Grange Breakfast. 8-11 a.m. 3995 Dow’s Prairie Road, McKinleyville. All proceeds fund grange projects. $5. 840-0100.


Stories on Sundays. 1 p.m. 625 Lighthouse Road, Petrolia. Family fun with Poncho Polo Puppets group. Share stories. Puppets provided. Every Sunday in August. 629-3478.


Redwood Coast Scrabble Club. 1-5 p.m. Arcata Community Center, 321 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Parkway. Fun with words. 677-9242. Humboldt Democratic Unity Party. 1-3 p.m. Humboldt Bay Municipal Water District Park 1, 7270 West End Road, Arcata. Congressional candidate Jared Huffman and the Humboldt County Democratic Central Committee barbecue it up! 459-2012.

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Saturday, aug. 18th 9 am - 2 pm 7th & union, arcata


Humboldt County Fair. 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Humboldt County Fairgrounds. No live horse races. Honky tonk by Eel River Band 6 p.m. See Aug. 16 listing.


Friendship Circle Dance. 7-10 p.m. Moose Lodge, 4328 Campton Road, Eureka. Dancers 50 and older enjoy dancing to live music from the 1930s-50s. $4. 725-5323.

21 tuesday EVENTS

Humboldt County Fair. 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Humboldt County Fairgrounds. No live horse races. Blues by The Uptown Kings 6 p.m. See Aug. 16 listing.

Aug. 17 Aug. 24 Aug 17 - Joy Kills Sorrow, The Deadly Gentlemen Doors at 7:30 p.m. $12 21+ Aug 18 - Black Rock Horse (2012) & The Bus (2011) Doors at 8 p.m. $5 All ages Aug 19 - The Dark Crystal (1982) Doors at 5:30 p.m. $5 Rated PG Aug 22 - Sci Fi Night ft. Batman Begins (2005) 6 p.m. - 10 p.m. All ages Free Aug 24 - The Dark Knight (2008) Doors at 8:30 p.m. $5 Rated PG-13 • 822-1220 • 1036 G St.


Light of Day. Noon-5 p.m. HSU First Street Gallery, 422 First St., Eureka. Featuring not-often-seen fine art selections from Humboldt State University’s permanent collection. Show runs through Sept. 16. 443-6363.


Arcata Marsh Jogging Interpretive Tour. 7 a.m. Meet at Klopp Lake parking lot, foot of South I Street. Four- to five-mile morning jog led by Megan McCue. 633-6226.


Old Town Farmers’ Market. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Old Town, Eureka, F Street between First and Third streets. Music by Lisa Sharry. Fresh farm-grown produce. humfarm. org. 441-9999. Fortuna Farmers’ Market. 3-6 p.m. 10th and Main streets. Fresh and tasty local produce, plants, breads and jams. 726-9371. Wildberries Farmers’ Market. 3:30-6:30 p.m. Wild- North COAST Coast JOURNAL Journal • THURSDAY, Thursday, AUG. Aug. 16, 2012 • 26 NORTH

berries Marketplace, 747 13th St., Arcata. Fresh fruit, vegetables and plants from local growers. Music by Seabury Gould. 441-9999.


North Coast Networkers. Noon-1:30 p.m. Rita’s Mexican Grill, 1111 Fifth St, Eureka. Group of local business people who get together once a week to give and receive referrals. 825-4709. Humboldt Cribbage Club. 6:15-9:30 p.m. Moose Lodge, 4328 Campton Road, Eureka. Weekly cribbage tournament. $7. 444-3161. Healing Rooms of Redwood Coast. 6:30-9 p.m. Wood Street Chapel, 1649 Wood St., Fortuna. Nondenominational prayer group. E-mail dlbitte@hotmail. com. 834-5800.

22 wednesday EVENTS

Humboldt County Fair. 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Humboldt County Fairgrounds. Horse racing post time 2 p.m. Reggae Bubblers from St. Croix 6 p.m. See Aug. 16 listing.


Kindergarten, Here I Come!. 6:30 p.m. Humboldt County Library. See Aug. 16 listing.


Eureka Mindfulness Group. 7:15 p.m. First Christian Church Eureka, 730 K St. Led by Cindee Grace. Topic: “Befriending The Mind, Even If …” Fragrance free, please. $3/$6 free will donation. 269-7044.

23 thursday EVENTS

Humboldt County Fair. 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Humboldt County Fairgrounds. No live horse races. Rock by Lori O & The Knights 6 p.m. Free admission. See Aug. 16 listing.


Benbow Summer Jazz Series. 6:30 p.m. Benbow Inn, 445 Lake Benbow Drive, Garberville. Featuring local music on the hotel terrace from Yolanda Nickel Quartet. 923-2124.


Figure Drawing Group. 7-9 p.m. Cheri Blackerby Gallery. See Aug. 16 listing.


Henderson Center Farmers’ Market. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. See Aug. 16 listing. McKinleyville Farmers’ Market. 3:30-6:30 p.m. McKinleyville Safeway Shopping Plaza. Music by Root Beer Floats (Lindsey Battle) See Aug. 16 listing.


Stanford University Physician Assistant Program Presentation. 12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m. United Indian Health Services (Potowat), 1600 Weeot Way, Arcata. Information session on Stanford University’s physician assistant program and its admission requirements. chantalobue@ 954-1157. Part-Time Job Fair. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. The Quad, HSU. Students meet local employers regarding employment opportunities. 826-3341. ●

Pas de Deux

Streep and Jones rekindle magic while Ferrell and Galifianakis phone in The Campaign By Devan King


HOPE SPRINGS. Scrolling through Meryl Streep’s résumé on, it’s nearly impossible to find a bad film. Try it. I dare you. Sure, there are silly films and sappy films, films you wouldn’t watch without your children or grandparents present; none of them are bad, though. On the surface, Hope Springs appears to be this sort of film. The trailers portray it as a quirky, post-menopausal How Stella Got Her Groove Back, but the trailers lie. Hope Springs is about the pain and strength that goes into repairing a marriage that’s devoid of intimacy and emotional connection. It’s more like How Stella Had a Big Breakthrough in Therapy. After more than 30 years of marriage, Kay (Streep) and Arnold (Tommy Lee Jones) have become more akin to roommates than lovers. They sleep in separate rooms and sex is something they vaguely remember. Arnold is cold and distant, working within the limiting confines of the gender roles of his generation. Kay is tangled up in her own anxiety, desperately trying to reconnect with her husband via any means necessary. After failed attempts to resurrect the passion in their lives, Kay signs them up for a weeklong intensive therapy session led by Dr. Bernie Feld (Steve Carell). Despite his grumbling refusal, Arnold tags along once he realizes that it’s the only chance he has to save his marriage. While the plot is not completely original, the film is bolstered by an intricate and beautifully written script. Screenwriter Vanessa Taylor (Game of Thrones) deserves kudos for a story that’s

both poignant and charming, not an easy line to walk. She doesn’t exaggerate the pain of the main characters, nor does she place them in unnecessarily absurd situations (the relentless approach of most romantic comedies). The therapy sessions are agonizingly uncomfortable to watch, lending more verisimilitude to the whole film. Taylor and director David Frankel (The Devil Wears Prada) don’t mine the therapy sessions for laughs or reduce them to satire. Instead they allow those scenes to stand on their own, building tension and pushing the characters to their limits. Carell, meanwhile, delivers a performance equal to his work in Seeking a Friend for the End of the World and Dan in Real Life. His grasp on comedy is tenacious, and he wields his skills carefully and precisely. There’s nothing hackneyed or stereotypical in his portrayal of the marriage therapist. It takes an amazing understanding of timing and character to propel a dramatic story forward while also providing the comic relief. Hope Springs will rip you apart a bit before it puts you back together, but it can still be considered a “feel good” movie. It’s a medium weight romantic comedy, perfectly cast and excellently delivered. As long as you don’t watch it with your grandparents, it’s sure to entertain. PG13. 100m. THE CAMPAIGN. As we approach high tide in the election cycle and the political rhetoric grows more rampantly ludicrous, political satire has to push itself to extremes in order to stay relevant. Or at least that’s how I validated my excitement about the new Will Ferrell/Zach Galifianakis farce-apalooza The Campaign. Ferrell and Galifianakis are genuinely talented and have a comedic chemistry that meshes extremely well on screen. Nonetheless, like other films directed by Jay Roach (Dinner for Schmucks, Meet the Fockers), The Campaign wastes a talented cast. Longtime North Carolina Congressman Cam Brady (Ferrell) has let the power of politics go to his head; one scandal after another has left his reputation in ruins. Brady’s district is key for the unethical business plot of The Motch brothers (John Lithgow and Dan Aykroyd), a pair of exaggerated one-percenters. Fearing the loss of their political pawn, the brothers throw their money behind a new candidate, Marty Huggins (Galifianakis). Huggins is the poster child for soft, southern hospitality, but he has a questionable grip on his heterosexuality and a color-blind fashion sense. Brady’s narcissistic machismo is supposed to clash against Huggins’ feminine humility, but both characters come across as recycled and phoned-in. Ferrell’s depiction of Brady is lazily close to his impression of George W. Bush, an obvious similarity that screenwriters Shawn Harwell and Chris Henchy must

have overlooked when they set the film in a southern state. Galifianakis’ character is quite literally recycled: In the Funny or Die web series Between Two Ferns, Galifianakis occasionally portrays his twin brother, Seth Galifianakis, who is identical to Marty Huggins, save for the name. The Campaign has its moments, but most of them are in the preview. Aykroyd and Lithgow (whose characters are eerily reminiscent of the Duke Brothers in 1983’s Trading Places) are a sight for sore eyes, but their short roles are only good for a light chuckle. Dylan McDermott delivers the film’s best performance as the overbearing campaign manager. Then again, he may have stood out because he’s the only one with a hint of subtlety. Subtlety is in Ferrell’s wheelhouse (see: Stranger than Fiction, Everything Must Go), but he has yet to harness it in a major studio comedy. The Campaign goes on the shelf with Ferrell’s other flops: Semi-Pro and Blades of Glory. R. 85m.


RUBY SPARKS. Calvin (Paul Dano) is a novelist who breaks his writer’s block by creating a female character who both inspires and loves him. When she materializes on his couch a week later (in the form of adorable indie actress Zoe Kazan, who also wrote the screenplay), Calvin is agog. From the directors of Little Miss Sunshine. R. 103m. THE EXPENDABLES 2. Seniors on steroids return with more action than you can shake a walking stick at. This time out, Sly Stallone hands over directing duties to Simon “Con Air” West while reuniting with Schwarzenegger, Statham, Willis, Van Damme, et al. R. 102m. PARANORMAN. Shot in the stopmotion animation style of Coraline (2009) and Corpse Bride (2005), this supernatural family film follows a misunderstood boy who must save his town from zombies and ghosts. PG. 93m THE ODD LIFE OF TIMOTHY GREEN. From the author of What’s Eating Gilbert Grape comes a fantasy about a childless couple who write down all their hopes for a young’un, then bury them in a box in the backyard. Lo, a child appears. PG. 100m. SPARKLE. “American Idol” alum Jordin Sparks stars in this drama about a 1960s Motown girl group torn apart by fame, featuring Whitney Houston in her final film role. PG13. 116m. HIT AND RUN. Dax Shepard, Kristen Bell and Bradley Cooper star in this crude comedy about an ex-bank robber who blows his Witness Protection Plan cover in order to help his girlfriend. R. 100m. The Arcata Theatre Lounge will host a mini film fest Saturday night with a pair of documentary shorts: Black Rock Horse offers a 30-minute look behind the con-

struction and deployment of a massive, rolling Trojan horse at last year’s Burning Man festival, and The Bus chronicles the history and cultural impact of the Volkswagen bus, which should probably be declared Arcata’s official vehicle. Doors open at 8 p.m. on Sunday, at 6 p.m., the ATL will screen The Dark Crystal, the 1982 fantasy film from Muppet maestros Jim Henson and Frank Oz. Next Wednesday’s Sci-Fi Pint and Pizza Night is something of a departure with Christopher Nolan’s Batman Begins (2005) followed by Italian Spiderman (2005), a deliberately campy homage to Italy’s action-adventure films of the 1960s and 1970s.


THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN. Director Mark Webb manages to give Spidey new dimension in this satisfying, if extraneous, reboot. PG13. 136m. THE BOURNE LEGACY. Jeremy Renner (The Hurt Locker) replaces Matt Damon in the action franchise based on Robert Ludlum’s international thriller novels. PG13. 125m. 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 DARK KNIGHT RISES. Christopher Nolan completes his Batman trilogy with this mournful, contemplative blockbuster that still brings the exhilarating action. PG13. 164m. DIARY OF A WIMPY KID: DOG DAYS. Slapstick kid comedy in which the titular “wimpy kid” has a mishap at a public pool, among other misadventures. PG. 94m. ICE AGE: CONTINENTAL DRIFT. More prehistoric hijinks from Manny the mammoth, Diego the saber-tooth and Sid, the lisping sloth. PG. 94m. MAGIC MIKE. Channing Tatum stars as a male stripper/aspiring entrepreneur in director Steven Soderbergh’s gritty-yetfleshy drama. R. 110m. STEP UP REVOLUTION. Go for the dancing; stay for the … well, the dancing is pretty much the only draw here. PG13. 97m. TED. This feature film debut from Family Guy creator Seth McFarlane, about a pothead Bostonian (Mark Wahlberg) and his sentient teddy bear, is crass, uproarious and surprisingly touching. R. 106m. TOTAL RECALL. Lackluster and pointless remake of the 1990 Paul Verhoeven film. PG13. 121m. THE WATCH. A sci-fi comedy starring Ben Stiller, Vince Vaughn, Jonah Hill and Richard Ayoade that wastes a fine cast on crass, formulaic material. R. 101m. —Ryan Burns


Movie Times


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 8/17 - 8/21 unless otherwise noted. SPARKLE 12:05, 2:50, 5:35, 8:25 THE EXPENDABLES 2 12:55, 3:40, 6:20, 9:00 PARANoRmAN 3D 3:10, 8:05 PARANoRmAN 2D 12:35, 5:40 oDD LIFE oF TImoTHY GREEN 12:30, 3:10, 5:50, 8:30 THE BoURNE LEGACY 11:50, 3:00, 6:05, 9:15 THE CAmPAIGN 12:00, 2:25, 4:50, 7:15, 9:40 HoPE SPRINGS 1:00, 3:35, 6:10, 8:45 ToTAL RECALL 12:40, 3:30, 6:30, 9:25 DIARY oF A WImPY KID: DoG DAYS 12:50, 3:20, 5:55, 8:20 THE DARK KNIGHT RISES 12:45, 1:40, 4:35, 5:15, 8:15, 8:50 ICE AGE: CoNTINENTAL DRIFT 3D 2:45, 7:50 ICE AGE: CoNTINENTAL DRIFT 2D 12:20, 5:25

mill Creek Cinema

707-839-3456 1575 Betty Court, McKinleyville Times are for 8/17 - 8/21 unless otherwise noted. THE EXPENDABLES 2 12:55, 3:40, 6:20, 9:00 PARANoRmAN 3D 12:40, 8:15 PARANoRmAN 2D 3:10, 5:45 oDD LIFE oF TImoTHY GREEN 12:10, 2:50, 5:30, 8:10 THE BoURNE LEGACY 11:55, 3:00, 6:05, 9:15 THE CAmPAIGN 12:00, 2:25, 4:50, 7:15, 9:40 ToTAL RECALL 12:25, 3:20, 6:15, 9:10 DIARY oF A WImPY KID: DoG DAYS 3:30, 8:25 THE DARK KNIGHT RISES 1:35, 5:10, 8:45 ICE AGE: CoNTINENTAL DRIFT 3D 5:55 ICE AGE: CoNTINENTAL DRIFT 2D 1:00

minor Theatre 707-822-3456

1001 H Street, Arcata Times are for 8/17 - 8/23 unless otherwise noted.


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

Fortuna Theater

707-725-2121 1241 Main Street, Fortuna Times are for 8/17 - 8/23 unless otherwise noted. HIT & RUN *OPENS WEDNESDAY* 12:00, 2:30, 4:50, 7:10, 9:30 THE EXPENDABLES 2 12:40, 4:00, 6:55, 9:35 PARANoRmAN 2:20, 4:35, 6:50, 9:10 PARANoRmAN 3D 12:10 THE BoURNE LEGACY 12:30, 3:30, 6:40, 9:45 THE CAmPAIGN 12:20, 2:35, 4:40, 7:10, 9:25 DIARY oF A WImPY KID: DoG DAYS 12:00, 2:15, 4:30, 7:00, 9:20 THE DARK KNIGHT RISES 12:00, 3:45, 7:30

Garberville Theater 707-923-3580

766 Redwood Drive, Garberville mAGIC mIKE

8/17 - 8/23: 7:30 EXCEPT 8/22: 6:30 • North Coast Journal • Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012• North Coas


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

CREATING TUMBLERS & MUGS. Ongoing, weekly the first and third Mon., 6:30-9 p.m. Free. Create whimsical ceramic mugs for our fundraising events. All ages welcome. Attend 3 workshops and receive a final product free. Fire Arts Center, 520 South G St., Arcata. 707-826-1445, (AC-0816) GLASS FUSING WITH TRACE GALBRAITH. $120 + $60 materials fee. Mon. & Wed., 10:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. Class #1, Sept. 24, 26, Oct. 1, 3. Class #2, Oct. 15, 17, 22, 24. Tues. & Thurs., 5-8 p.m. Class #3, Sept. 25, 27, Oct. 2, 4. Class #4, Oct. 16, 18, 23, 25. Explore elements of design and principles of composition as you create exciting works of art with glass. Fire Arts Center, 520 South G St., Arcata. (707) 826-1445. More info at (AC-0816) NATIVE AMERICAN BEADWORK, DESIGN & LEATHERWORK. Beadwork turns any simple buckskin bag or clothing into beautiful art. Intro: Develop beadwork skills using traditional and contemporary materials. Advanced: Develop your own designs/ styles, and have option to work on regalia. With Winema and Lonnie Weeks. Intro or advanced course: Tues./Thurs., Sept. 11-Nov. 15, 6-8 p.m. $125 (Intro course is $50 additional for materials). Preregistration required. Call HSU Extended Education to register, 826-3731 or visit extended (AC-0830) PHOTOGRAPHY 1 & 2. Learn more about your digital camera and the techniques that will help your artistic expression in making photographs from local professional photographer, Gary Todoroff. Photo 1, Tues.s, Sept. 4-Oct. 16, 3:30-5:30 p.m. Photo 2, Thurs.s, Sept. 6-Oct. 18, 3:30-5:30 p.m. $85 each. Information or to register, call College of the Redwoods Community Education, 269-4000 or, visit Community Education link. (AC-0816) PLAYING WITH CLAY FOR GROWN UPS. Sept. 25–Oct. 30., Tues., 10 a.m.-Noon. Here’s your chance to have some fun and get your hands dirty! Fun and stress-relieving introduction to ceramic art in an informal, non-threatening setting. $110. Fire Arts Center, 520 South G St., Arcata. (707) 826-1445. More info at (AC-0816) POTTERY GLAZING CLINIC. With Elaine Shore. Sat., 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Oct. 13 and Oct. 20, plus one hour Oct. 27. Introduces glazing techniques, which can bring your pieces to the next level. For beginning and ongoing students who are ready to take advantage of Fire Arts large selection of glazes. $65. Fire Arts Center, 520 South G St., Arcata. (707) 8261445. More info at (AC-0816) WHEEL THROWING BEGINNING & INTERMEDIATE. With Peggy Loudon. Wed., Sept. 12–Nov. 14. 3 classes offered: 9-11 a.m., 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., 2-4 p.m. Complete introduction to basic wheel-throwing and glazing techniques. For beginning and returning students, class will put you on the road to developing your own personal style. $180. Fire Arts Center, 520 South G St., Arcata. (707) 826-1445. More info at (AC-0816)


WHEEL THROWING BEGINNING & UTILITARIAN FORMS. With Bob Raymond. Wed., 7-9 p.m., Sept. 12–Nov. 14. Learn the basics or perfect your wheelthrowing technique. With 40 years experience, Bob Raymond is an inspiration to students of all levels. For intermediate students, he will assist in mastering Utilitarian forms. $180. Fire Arts Center, 520 South G St., Arcata. (707) 826-1445. More info at www. (AC-0816) PHOTO 101, BEYOND SNAPSHOTS. Disappointed with the photos you take? Learn the basics of taking a great photograph with Lorraine Miller-Wolf. Thurs., Sept. 6-Oct. 4, 6-8 p.m. $100. Pre-registration required. Call HSU Extended Education to register, 826-3731 or visit (AC-0823) WHEEL THROWING BEGINNING & INTERMEDIATE. With Bob Raymond. Tues., 7-9 p.m., Sept. 11–Nov. 13. Learn basics or perfect your wheel-throwing technique. With 40 years’ experience, Bob Raymond is an inspiration to students of all levels. Ideal for new and continuing students. $180. Fire Arts Center, 520 South G St., Arcata. (707) 826-1445. More info at www. (AC-0816) WHEEL THROWING BEGINNING & INTERMEDIATE. With Peggy Loudon. Thurs., 5:30-7:30 p.m., Sept. 13–Nov. 15. Complete introduction to basic wheelthrowing and glazing techniques. For beginning and returning students, this class will put you on the road to developing your own personal style. $180. Fire Arts Center, 520 South G St., Arcata. (707) 826-1445. More info at (AC-0816) CREATE YOUR OWN CRAFT PARTY. Every Sat., 6-9 p.m., all ages, Call for a quote $. Whether it’s a special celebration or just getting together with friends and family it’s always a fun & crafty. Rent the space or Rent the space and an instructor. Origin Design Lab, 621 3rd St., Old Town Eureka, (707) 497-6237, www. (AC-0830) CROCHETING. Thurs.s, 6-8 p.m. $30. Discover the wonderful world of crochet! Learn basic stitches. No experience needed. This class assumes you never held a crochet hook before. All ages. Origin Design Lab, 621 3rd St., Old Town Eureka, (707) 497-6237, www. (AC-0830) LEARN TO KNIT A SWEATER CLASS AT YARN. Thurs., Sept. 6-27, 5:30-7 p.m. $60, plus materials. Learn all the basics to knit a sweater. Choose an adult size or baby sweater knit from the top down with minimal seaming. Call 443-YARN to register and for more info. (AC-0830) SCREEN PRINTING 2 DAY WORKSHOP. $120 + $44 Screen. Tues., Aug. 28, 6-7:30 p.m. and Sun., Sept. 2, 1-4 p.m. Basic screen-printing processes, direct and photo-emulsion stencil techniques, create screenprints from original artworks. Origin Design Lab, 621 3rd St., Old Town Eureka, (707) 497-6237, www. (AC-0823) SCREEN PRINTING LAB TIME. $40. Every Mon., 6-8 p.m. Learn basics of screen printing, brush up on your skills or come work on your own screen printing projects. Lab will be set up ready to use. Screens and inks available, bring clothing, fabric or paper to print on. Origin Design Lab, 621 3rd St., Old Town Eureka, (707) 497-6237, (AC-0830) VERY BEGINNING SEWING. Wed.s, 6-8 p.m. $30. Learn to use and care for your sewing machine. We will have you sewing a straight line in no time, then on to fancier stitches. Origin Design Lab, 621 3rd St., Old Town Eureka, (707) 497-6237, www.origindesignlab. com. (AC-0830)

DRUM MAKING. A wonderful empowering weekend building your own ceremonial instrument. Aug 18-19. $160-$180. Call for info and to reserve your space. Brenda, (707) 445-1538. (AC-0816) SKIN KAYAK BUILDING WORKSHOP with Marc Daniels, expert skin boat builder. Build your own tailor-fitted skin-on-frame sea kayak. Learn carving, lashing, pegging, steam-bending ribs, and stitching fabric skin. Three weekends, Sept. 15-30, 393 Main St., Ferndale. $1975, 50% deposit to reserve spot. No experience needed. Call (707) 834-2186 or info@ for details. (AC-0906)


LOVE A GOOD WHODUNIT? A real puzzler this week at LifetreeCafe, Sun. Aug. 19, 7 p.m, 76 13th St., Arcata. Attempt to solve a mystery and discuss how to deal with unanswered questions. for more info. (CMM-0816) COMMUNICATION AND CONFLICT MANAGEMENT. Humboldt Mediation Services offers interactive one-day workshop, Sat., Aug. 25, 8:45a.m.-4:30 p.m. Teaches participants to understand conflict, communicate effectively, and resolve disputes by creating workable solutions at home and at work. $75. Sign up with a friend and each receives 10% discount. $60 for Non-Profit affiliates. Call Humboldt Mediation Services, 445-2505 to register or request more information. (CMM-0816)

Dance, Music, Theater, Film

DANCE TANGO! Milonga, Sat. Aug. 25, 8-11 p.m., $7, Arcata Vets Hall, Arcata. Free Intro Class, 7-8 p.m. (DMT-0823) DANCE WITH DEBBIE. Ballroom, Latin and Swing for adults & teens. Group and private lessons at North Coast Dance Annex in Eureka. Contact (707) 464-3638 or (DMT-1108) OBON ODORI, JAPANESE FESTIVAL DANCE. An introduction to traditional Japanese folk dance done at the mid-summer Obon Festivals throughout Japanese communities. Learn dances with fans, towels and castanets. All ages/abilities welcome. With Craig Kurumada. Thurs., Sept. 6-Oct. 25, 6-8 p.m. $60. Preregistration required. Call HSU Extended Education to register, 826-3731 or visit extended (DMT-0823) FREE INTRO TO ARGENTINE TANGO. Experience the most beautiful dance of all for free! You’ll learn the basics and have lots of fun. Sat., Aug. 25, 7-8 p.m., in Arcata. (858) 205-9832, www. (DMT-0823) PIANO LESSONS. Beginners, all ages. Experienced. Judith Louise 476-8919. (DMT-1227) LEARN 2 HOOP DANCE. Foundational Hoop Dance series starts every few weeks in Arcata. Ongoing int/ adv. workshops. Private lessons. Hoops/collapsible hoops for sale. (DMT-1227) WEST AFRICAN DANCE. Tues.s, Thurs.s, 5:30-7 p.m., at Redwood Raks, Arcata. All levels welcome. Live drumming. Dulce, 832-9547, Christina, 498-0146. (DMT-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)


ARCATA PLAY CENTER & POSTPARTUM EXCERCISE CLASS. Join Arcata Recreation’s “Just for Me” Postpartum Exercise Class Tues.s, 9-9:45 a.m. Child care provided. Also, bring your children ages 0-5 to Arcata Play Center for fun, socialization and parenting support Mon.s-Wed.s, 10 a.m.-Noon at D St. Neighborhood Center. $3 drop-in donation suggested. For more information call 822-7091 or visit our website (F-0816) ZUMBA FITNESS & ZUMBA TONING! Zumba Fitness, Mon., Arcata Vets Hall. Zumba Toning (uses 1-2.5lbs. weights w/specific toning choreography), Thurs., Pan Arts Studio. Both classes 5:30-6:30 p.m., $6 drop-in. No membership required. Get moving, get grooving, get fit, get happy, you will not be disappointed! Ann has over 20 years teaching dance/fitness classes. Questions? Contact Ann, (707) 845-1055 or (F-0906) NORTH COAST SELF DEFENSE ACADEMY. Come learn your choice of Gracie Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Muay Thai Techniques, Filipino Kali, Jun Fan Stand Up Kickboxing, & Muay Thai/MMA Sparring. 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) HUMBOLDT CAPOEIRA ACADEMY. Fall Session Aug. 1-Dec. 15. Classes for Kids, Adults and Beginners. Martial Arts, Music and Acrobatics. Helps to improve strength, flexibility, coordination and self-control. Rental Space Available. For full class schedule visit (707) 498-6155, 865 8th St., Arcata. (F-1129) AIKIDO. Is an incredibly fascinating and enriching non-violent martial art with its roots in traditional Japanese budo. Focus is on personal growth and pursuit of deeper truth instead of competition and fighting. Yet the physical power you can develop is very real. Come observe any time and give it a try! The dojo is on Arcata Plaza above the mattress store, entrance is around back. Class every weeknight starting at 6 p.m., beginning enrollment is ongoing., info@northcoastaikido. org, 826-9395. (F-1227) KUNG FU & TAI CHI. Taught by Sifu Joshua Cuppett. Adult Kungfu: Tues./Wed./Thurs., 5-6 p.m., Sat., 1-2:30 p.m., Sun., 2-3 p.m. Kids Kungfu: Tues./Wed./ Thurs., 4-5 p.m. (uniform included), Adult Tai Chi, Wed.s, 6-7 p.m., Sun. 1-2 p.m. Kungfu Movie night is first Fri. of every month, 4-8 p.m. Lau Kune Do: Temple of Martial Arts, 445 I St., Arcata. arcatakungfu. com (F-0913) PANATUKAN, FILIPINO MARIAL ARTS. Taught by Hal Faulkner. Mon., 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Wed., 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Learn Filipino boxing. Lau Kune Do: Temple of Martial Arts, 445 I St., Arcata. arcatakungfu. com (F-0913) AIKIBOJITSU. Get your black belt in stick! New beginning classes in Aikibojitsu, The Art of the Staff, taught by Tom Read Sensei, Chief Instructor of Northcoast Aikido, with over 40 years of experience in martial arts. Classes meet Sat.s 9 a.m- 10 a.m., at Northcoast Aikido, 890 G Street, Arcata (entrance in back, by fire station). $20 per class, Visit www. (F-1206)

ZUMBA 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) 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) SUN YI’S ACADEMY OF TAE KWON DO. Classes for kids and adults, child care, fitness gym, and more. Tae Kwon Do Mon-Fri 5-6 p.m., 6-7 p.m., Sat 10-11 a.m. Come watch or join a class, 1215 Giuntoli Lane, or visit, 825-0182. (F-1227) DANCE-FIT. Dance, aerobics & strength training all in one class ! Mon., Wed. & Fri. 9-10 a.m First class is free. Drop in for $5 per class or 14 classes for $55. No Limits tap & jazz studio, corner of 10th & K st. Arcata. 825-0922 (F-1227)

Home & Garden

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) 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)

Kids & Teens

ADVENTURE CAMP. Ages 10-14. Adventure seekers gain skills to apply to lifelong outdoor adventures. Camp runs Aug. 20-24, 1-5 p.m. and features a theme of Adventure Preparation. $90 per participant/$100 non-resident. Combo with another Arcata Recreation camp for a full day of fun. For more information call 822-7091 or visit our website rec. (K-0816) CERAMICS FOR YOUNGER KIDS, AGES 4-7. Sat., 9:30-11 a.m., Sept. 15–Oct. 6. Children will have a great time creating with clay. Make 1-2 pieces per week. Each project designed to bring out their creativity. With Amanda Steinebach. $60. Fire Arts Center, 520 South G St., Arcata. (707) 826-1445. More info at www. (AC-0816) GYMNASTICS. Arcata Recreation’s fall gymnastics program starts Aug. 27. Classes available for ages 15 months-adult offered various days/times. All skill levels welcome. Drop-in classes for children 15 months-3 years Sat.s, 10-10:45 a.m. and Fri.s, 5:30-7:30 p.m. for youth 6+. We also offer Cheer/Tumbling classes. To sign up or for more information call 822-7091 or visit our website (K-0816) HUMBOLDT MUSIC ACADEMY. Music classes for ages 2-18. Registration open! Classes and ensembles on Sat.s, Sept. 8-Nov. 3, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. on the HSU campus. Register in person on Sat., Aug. 18, 9-Noon, HSU music building lobby. Get a registration packet online at, or call 826-3411 for more information. (K-0816) SATURDAY CRAFTY KIDS. Ages 7+. $25. Every Sat.,10 a.m.-Noon. Introduction to a varied of fun creative crafts, sewing and felting, materials included. Origin Design Lab, 621 3rd St., Old Town Eureka, (707) 4976237, (K-0830) 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) continued on next page

Preschool Openings at CDL

The Child Development Lab at Humboldt State University has openings for children 2 years 9 months up to 5 years in age in the afternoon program. We are a unique, nationally accredited preschool program offering a rich variety of learning experiences for children, supportive relationships with adults and guided development of both independence and strong social skills. For further information and enrollment materials please contact 707-826-3475.

IRRIGATION BASICS WITH YVONNE COLBURN Learn all about different sprinklers and timers Sat., August 18th 10:00 a.m. FREE Space is limited Call 839-1571x5 to reserve your spot!

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

Skin Kayak Building Workshop

with Marc Daniels, expert skin boat builder. Build your own tailor-fitted skin-on-frame sea kayak. Learn carving, lashing, pegging, steambending ribs, and stitching fabric skin. Three weekends, Sept. 15-30, 393 Main St., Ferndale. $1975, 50% deposit to reserve spot. No experience needed. Call (707) 834-2186 or info@ for details.

Mind’s Eye Manufactory

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-0927) • NORTH COAST JOURNAL • THURSDAY, AUG. 16, 2012


continued from previous page 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)


AN ADVENTURE INTO THE PAST, THE NORTH SPIT. Between Humboldt Bay and the ocean there is a concentration of evidence of times past. See it all on a 3-1/2 hour field trip. Sat., Aug. 18, 1-4:30 pm. $49. Information or to register, call College of the Redwoods Community Education, 269-4000 or www.redwoods. edu, visit Community Education link. (L-0816) FOOD SAFETY. Preparing for any emergency includes food safety. Learn the basics of selecting appropriate nutritious foods, storage and preparation of edible supplies, especially when there is no power. Presented by HSU Regional Training Institute, Community Disaster Preparedness. $25. Tues., Sept. 11, 6-8 p.m., D Street Neighborhood Center, Arcata. Pre-registration required: foodsafety or call HSU Extended Education at (707) 826-3731. (L-0906) LIVING ON SHAKY GROUND. How to Survive Earthquakes & Tsunamis in Northern California. A free class. Wed., Sept. 12, 6-8 p.m. at Humboldt County Library, Eureka. Pre-registration required: Call (707) 499-0754. With Judy Warren of HSU Regional Training Institute, Community Disaster Preparedness (www. Funding provided by the Calif. Emergency Management Agency Earthquake and Tsunami Program. (L-0906) FREE SEMINAR ! INVESTMENT STRATEGIES IN TURBULENT TIMES. Premier Financial Group is dedicated to helping our community achieve financial peace of mind. Come to our free educational seminar on Wed., Sept.12, 5:45 p.m - 7p.m., Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, 921 Waterfront Dr., Eureka. This is a non-sales seminar. RSVP (707) 443-2741 or online at (LE-0906)

Over 50

OSHER LIFELONG LEARNING INSTITUTE (OLLI). Offers dynamic classes for people age 50 and over. Call 826-5880 or visit to register for classes. (O-1227) DRAWING BASICS. Be introduced to various drawing media, with a brief history of drawing, and obtain a foundation in drawing techniques with Mark Soderstrom. Thurs., Sept. 6-Oct.4, 3:30-5:30 p.m. $60/ OLLI members, $85/nonmembers. OLLI: 826-5880. (O-0830) FUNDAMENTALS OF RESISTANCE TRAINING. Explore movement for older adult exercisers, and gain basic knowledge of anatomy and principles of strength training. Then learn specific balance, mobility and stability exercises that can be done at home, office or while traveling. With Susan Lewis. Fri., Sept. 7-28, Oct. 19-26, 1-2:30 p.m. $50 or $60 (with materials)/OLLI members, $75 or $85 (with materials)/nonmembers. OLLI: 826-5880. (O-0830) GENTLE YOGA. Focus on floor and standing poses for strength, balance and flexibility at any age. With Stephanie Perrett. Tues., Sept. 11-Oct. 9, 10-11 a.m., in McKinleyville. $45/OLLI members, $70/nonmembers. OLLI: 826-5880. (O-0830)

LONGITUDE & INVENTION OF INSTRUMENTS FOR NAVIGATION. Explore history and tools of navigation from the compass and the chart to the discovery of longitude and invention of the chronometer and sextant. Includes demonstration and hands-on use of a variety of replica and modern instruments. With Harvey II and Richard A. Paselk. Wed., Sept. 5-19, 10 a.m.-Noon. $45/OLLI members, $70/nonmembers. OLLI: 826-5880 (O-0830) MADAKET HISTORICAL TOUR OF HUMBOLDT BAY. Learn historical perspectives and insights on Humboldt Bay, then explore the bay aboard the Madaket, the last survivor of the seven original Humboldt Bay ferries. With Leroy and Dalene Zerlang. Fri., Sept. 7-28, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Fee for OLLI members only: $80. OLLI: 826-5880. (O-0830) PASS THE BLESSINGS. What are the most important blessings to pass on to the next generation? What legacy do you want to leave? How can you ease the burden for your loved ones after my death? This course will help you answer these questions. With Sharon Ferrett. Wed., Sept. 12-Oct. 3, 5-6:30 p.m. $65/OLLI members, $90/nonmembers. OLLI: 826-5880. (O-0830) PHOTOGRAPHING PEOPLE. Learn to photograph people with skill and confidence, and create compelling images. With Lorraine Miller-Wolf. Wed., Sept. 12-Oct. 3, 3:30-5:30 p.m. $50/OLLI members, $75/ nonmembers. OLLI: 826-5880. (O-0830) REDWOOD FACTS & FICTION. A lecture-field class examining the area in and around Humboldt Redwoods State Park. Learn the differences between redwood species, explore old-growth redwoods along the Eel River and Bull Creek. With Ross Carkeet. Thurs., Sept. 6, 6-8 p.m. and Sat.,Sept. 8, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. $70/OLLI members, $95/nonmembers. OLLI: 826-5880. (O-0830) SHINING A LIGHT, A LECTURE SERIES ON ADDICTION. Local service providers and individuals in recovery will shed light on the impacts of addiction and mental illness, facilitating a meaningful dialogue within our community. Tues., Sept. 11-Oct. 16, 3:305:30 p.m. $50/OLLI members, $75/nonmembers. OLLI: 826-5880. (O-0830) SURREALISM & REALISM IN PHOTOGRAPHY. Man Ray, Lee Miller, Salvador Dali and Cindy Sherman. Explore aberrant innovative photographers featured in two exhibitions at San Francisco MOMA and Palace of the Legion of Honor. With Ron Johnson. Tues., Sept. 4 and 11, 6-8 p.m. $40/OLLI members, $65/ nonmembers. OLLI: 826-5880. (O-0830) THE ART OF LIVING. Conversations on Creative Aging and Living Life Beyond 50. Monthly brown bag lunch and conversation on creative aging and the possibilities of living life to the fullest. Wed., Sept. 12: Ray Hillman; Oct. 17: Tracey Barnes-Priestley; Nov. 14: Kia Ora Zeleny. Noon-1:30 p.m., free to OLLI members. To register or join OLLI: 826-5880. (O-0830) WRITING FOR CHILDREN & YOUNG ADULTS. Learn to write and publish fiction and non-fiction books for children and young adults. With Pam Service. Sat., Sept. 8-22, 1-3 p.m. $40/OLLI members, $65/ nonmembers. OLLI: 826-5880. (O-0830) WRITING THE LANDSCAPE OF YOUR LIFE. Place: where we grew up, where we’ve lived and where we have traveled, helps to define who we are. In this class, we will use “place” as a catalyst for writing from memory and personal experience. With Bonnie Shand. Tues., Sept. 11-Oct. 16, 1-3 p.m. $65/OLLI members, $90/nonmembers. OLLI: 826-5880. (O-0830)


YOGA FOR OLLI. A gentle yoga class with focus on both floor and standing poses for strength, balance and flexibility at any age. With Patricia Starr. Mon., Sept. 10-Oct. 8, 1:30-3 p.m. $65/OLLI members, $90/ nonmembers. OLLI: 826-5880 (O-0830) CREATING COMMUNITY ASSETS FORUM. Monthly presenters will narrate the creation of positive change by individuals and groups in Humboldt County. Wed., Aug. 29: The Arcata Marsh with Bob Gearheart; Wed., Sept. 26: Arcata Community Forest with Mark Andre; Wed., Oct. 31: Humboldt Baykeepers with Pete Nichols; Wed., Nov. 28: OLLI at HSU with Sheila Rocker Heppe. All presentations are from Noon-2 p.m. and are free to OLLI at HSU members. OLLI: 826-5880.(O-0823) SPEAK UP! BETTER PERSONAL COMMUNICATION SKILLS. Do you have trouble getting your point across? Do you feel awkward or nervous when speaking to strangers or groups? Learn simple and effective techniques to organize your thoughts, speak your mind and leave a lasting impression. With Phil Minor. Wed., Aug. 29 and Sept. 5, 10 a.m.Noon. $30/OLLI members, $55/ nonmembers. OLLI: 826-5880 (O-0823) FOSSILS & THE EVOLUTION OF LIFE THROUGH TIME. Look at the origins and evolution of life from the beginnings of the Earth to today, through viewing the Natural History Museum’s “Life Through Time” exhibits. With Richard Paselk. Mon., Aug. 20-Oct. 1, 10 a.m.-Noon. $60/OLLI members, $85/nonmembers. OLLI: 8265880. (O-0816) HURTS SO GOOD, BLUES BY THE BAY. Get an overview of the blues and learn about artists performing in this year’s Blues by the Bay. With Bob Doran. Wed., Aug. 29, 6-8 p.m. $30/OLLI members, $55/nonmembers. (Does not include admission to the event. OLLI at HSU members have an option to purchase discounted tickets through Aug. 11.) OLLI: 826-5880. (O-0816) ADULT 50+ CERAMICS. Get your creative juices flowing by learning & practicing ceramics! Basic hand building & pinch pottery. Mon.s & Wed.s, 6:30-8 p.m., starting Aug. 27 at Ryan Center. $60, includes materials. Register online at www.eurekarecreation. com or in person at Adorni Center. Call 441-4248 for more info. (O-0816)


DOG OBEDIENCE. Does your furry friend need training in the basics or more socialization? Bring your dog or puppy to dog obedience classes! Choose Puppy Manners (2–5 months) or Basic Dog Obedience (6 months & up). All owners 15 years & up, Wed.s evenings, starting Aug. 22 at the Eureka Muni, $50-60/ dog. Register online at or in person at Adorni Center, 1011 Waterfront Dr. 441-4241. (P-0816)


TAROT AS AN EVOLUTIONARY PATH. Classes in Eureka and Arcata. Private mentorships, readings. Carolyn Ayres, 442-4240, www.tarotofbecoming. com. (S-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, 8261701. Wed. contact,, or for more info. call (707) 826-1701. (S-1227)


MEN’S 30+ FALL BASKETBALL. Show off your jump shot, 3 point skills or impenetrable defense in Eureka Recreation’s Men’s 30+ Fall Basketball League! Form a dream team with your friends, family & co-workers. Find out more Wed., Aug. 29, 6 p.m. at Adorni Center, 1011 Waterfront Dr. www. or 441-4245. (SR-0816) ROLLER SKATING. Blue Lake Parks & Recreation Fri./ Sat., 6:30-9:30 p.m., Sun. 2-5 p.m. Adult Skate: 2nd Sun. of every month, 6:30-9:30 p.m. To schedule birthday parties, call 6685932 or find us on facebook at parks-rec@ bluelake. (SR-1227) WOMEN’S VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENT. 8/25 & 8/26. Brush up on your skills in this first ever pre-season double elimination Women’s tourney. $50/team. Register a team by Aug. 17 at Adorni Center, 1011 Waterfront Dr. For more info visit or call 4414245. (SR-0816)


GRIEF SUPPORT SERVICES CREATIVE ARTS GATHERING. Summer of Healing Creative Arts Gatherings: Aug. 25 & Sept. 22. We will be meeting at the beach, in the forest, and in the marshy wetlands, allowing the natural elements of each place to give voice to our own process of grief and healing. Suggested materials fee: $3-$5. Visit our website for more information at or contact Gretchen with questions/registration information at 445-8443. (T-0823) OVERCOMING DISCOURAGEMENT. Meeting Life’s challenges and Embracing Change. Support Group for Women of All ages. Meeting weekly for 10 weeks, Past Hurts, Relationship Changes, Workplace/Career Issues. Learn and Receive Support from Others. Focus on Some Guiding Principles. Confidentiality Required. Starting Wed., Sept. 12, 6:30-8 p.m. 905 6th St., Arcata, $25 per session/ Insurance considered to register or more information call Sonja Harting, M.S., MFT LIC #MFC 40367, 826-0921 #4, (T-0906) SEX/ PORN DAMAGING YOUR LIFE & RELATIONSHIPS ? Confidential help is available. or 845-8973 (T-1227) POSITIVE CONNECTIONS. In this world of negativity and lack of connection create and participate in a positive social network based on strengths and optimism. In a group format, learn to improve your relationships with yourself and others. Meets once a week for 8 wks. Offered by Tamara Severn,MFT, #49815 For info and to register call834-3747 (T-1104)

DIVORCE SUPPORT GROUP. Connect with others and feel less alone. Learn effective coping, skills, ways to manage strong emotions,and how to heal and live the life you want. Group meets Mon. evenings, 6-7:30 pm. For more info. and to register call (707) 834-3747. Facilitated by Tamara Severn, MFT, #49815 (T-1104)


VOICES, GETTING PAID TO TALK. Lots of fun, realistic, and a great first step for anyone interested in the voice over field. Learn what the pros look for, how to prepare, and where to find work in your area! Mon., Aug 20, 6:30-9 p.m. $29. CR Eureka Downtown Site. Information or to register, call College of the Redwoods Community Education, 269-4000 or www.redwoods. edu, visit Community Education link. (V-0816) MANAGING TIME, PEOPLE & PRIORITIES. A management workshop presenting tools to improve time management, prioritization, workload balance, delegations, and more. With Janet Ruprecht. Fri., Sept. 7, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. $85 (includes materials). Pre-registration required. Call HSU Extended Education to register, 826-3731 or visit (V-0823)


DANDELION HERBAL CENTER. Classes with Jane Bothwell. BEGINNING WITH HERBS. Sept. 19- Nov. 7, 2012. eight Wed. evenings plus two herb walks. Learn the basics with many hands-on activities, pre-req to 10 month course.10 MONTH HERBAL STUDIES PROGRAM Feb.-Nov. 2013. In-depth materia medica, therapeutics, flower essences, formulations and harvesting. Register online or call (707) 442-8157. (W-0913) SHENG ZHEN HEALING QIGONG. An introduction to a form of Qigong that helps the practitioner experience unconditional love, with movements that may be done while seated. With John Yamas. Wed., Aug. 29-Sept. 12, 7-8:10 p.m. $35. Pre-registration required. Call HSU Extended Education to register, 826-3731 or visit (W-0816) AROMATHERAPY CERTIFICATE PROGRAM & ESSENTIAL OIL DISTILLATION. With Traci Webb. Two Weekend Immersions, Fri-Sun, Oct 12-14 and Oct. 26-28. Learn to distill your own essential oils! Includes Western and Exotic Oils, Usage, Toxicity, Blending, Recipes, Take-Homes, In-Class Marma Therapy Session Demo, Oils for Women, PMS, Skin Beautification, Pregnancy, Headaches, Aches/Pains, Allergies, Sinus, Colds, Natural Cleaners, Anxiety, Depression, Ancient Perfumes, $900 (or $450/weekend) REGISTER Northwest Institute of Ayurveda: info@ayurvedicliving. com, (707) 601-9025. (W-1011) AYURVEDA FOUNDATIONS PROGRAM. with Traci Webb. 5-MONTHLY WEEKEND IMMERSIONS, Fri-Sun, Aug. 24-Dec 2, leads to Certificate, Includes: Essential Oil Immersion, Ayurvedic Psychology, Colortherapy, Traditional Diagnostics (Pulse, Face, Tongue, Nails, etc.), and Panchakarma, $350/month. REGISTER Northwest Institute of Ayurveda:, (707) 601-9025. (W-0823) 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) 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) 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) ●


IN RE THE DEPENDENCY OF: Jeffrey Piercy DOB: 03-16-01 Riley Piercy DOB: 05-13-99 Anthony Piercy DOB: 05-21-95 TO: *Marina Lupe Rodriguez, mother, and/or anyone claiming parental/paternal rights or interest in the children and to All Whom It May Concern: On April 17, 2012, a petition for Dependency was filed in the above entitled Court, pursuant to RCW 13.34.080 and/or RCW 26.33.310 regarding the above named children, whose parents are * and Thomas Jay Piercy, alleged father.  [FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CALL 206-720-3293, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.] Said Petition will be heard on September 17, 2012, at the hour of 8:15 a.m., at King County Superior Court, Juvenile Department, 401 4th Ave North, Kent, WA before a judge of the above entitled court, at which time you are directed to appear and answer the said petition or the petition will be granted and action will be taken by the court such as shall appear to be for the welfare of the said children. Dated August 3, 2012. BARBARA MINER KING COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT CLERK BY: BLB, Deputy Clerk 8/9, 8/16, 8/23/2012 (12-227)


YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED March 25, 2010, UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. TS. NO. 141424-AH ON August 29, 2012 at 10:00 o’clock A.M. in the lobby of Humboldt Land Title Company, 1034 Sixth St., Eureka, CA County of Humboldt, State of California.HUMBOLDT LAND TITLE COMPANY, a Corporation, as Trustee under the Deed of Trust executed by Edaddywarbucks, Inc., a Nevada Corporation recorded on March 31, 2010 as Instrument No. 2010-6842-3 of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Humboldt County, California by reason of default in the payment or performance of obligations secured

thereby including the breach or default, notice of which was recorded April 23, 2012 as Instrument No. 201210250-3 of said Official Records, will sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash in lawful money of the United States, without covenant or warranty, express or implied, as to title, possession, or encumbrances, for the purpose of paying obligations secured by said Deed of Trust, the interest conveyed to said Trustee by said Deed of Trust in property situated in the County of Humboldt, State of California and described as: PARCEL ONE: That portion of the Southeast Quarter of the Southeast Quarter of Section 33, Township 11 North, Range 1 East, Humboldt Meridian, described as follows: BEGINNING at a point on the West line of the State Highway at Engineer’s Station 11 plus 91.94 said point of beginning being 780.62 feet North and 538.2 feet West of the Southeast corner of said Section 33; thence South 57 degrees 10 minutes West 16.2 feet to a point on the Southwesterly line of a 50 foot right of way described as Parcel Two in the Deed to Harold A. Blankenship and wife, recorded July 30, 1959, in Book 546 of Official Records, Page 313, said point also being located on the Northeasterly line of the parcel of land described in the Deed to Rufus E. McNamara and wife, recorded April 28, 1948, in Book 44 of Official Records, Page 230, Humboldt County Records, and the true point of beginning of the land to be herein described; thence along the Southerly lines of the above mentioned 50 foot right of way North 63 degrees 03 minutes West, 11.57 feet and South 57 degrees 10 minutes West, 25.40 feet to the most Easterly corner of Parcel One described in the Deed to Blankenship above referred to; thence continuing South 57 degrees 10 minutes West, 152.79 feet along the Southeasterly line of the Blankenship parcel, to a point located thereon North 32 degrees 50 minutes West 10 feet, more or less, from the most Westerly corner of the parcel described as the exception in the Deed to Rufus E. McNamara and wife, recorded November 22, 1947, in Book 22 of Official Records, Page 278, Humboldt County Records; thence South 32 degrees 50 minutes East 10 feet, more or less, to said most Westerly corner; and thence along the Northwesterly line of the last mentioned McNamara parcel, 183.00 feet, more or less, to the true point of beginning. PARCEL TWO: BEGINNING at a point on the West line of the State Highway 101 which is 780.62 feet North and 538.20 feet West of the Southeast corner of said Section 33; thence South 26 degrees 57 minutes West, along said West fine of the State Highway, 151.05 feet; thence North 43 degrees 30 minutes West 36.75 feet; thence South 53 degrees 50 minutes West, 63.00 feet; thence North 32 degrees 50 minutes West, 43.53 feet; thence North 57 degrees 10 minutes East 200.23 feet to the point of beginning. ASSESSOR’S PARCEL NO. 520-051-013-000 NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property it-

self. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call 707-443-0837 for information regarding the trustee’s sale and inquire as to the status of the foreclosure using the T.S. number assigned to this foreclosure shown on the first page of this notice. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. The unpaid balance and estimate of costs, expenses and advances as of July 24, 2012 is $133,608.47; said amount will increase until date of sale. The street address or other common designation, if any, of the real property described herein is purported to be: 121140 Highway 101, Orick, CA 95555 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. Dated: July 30, 2012 Beneficiary: Orick Properties, LLC a California limited liability company. Telephone: (707) 234-4005 Address: 2090 Sierra Place Ukiah, CA 95482 HUMBOLDT LAND TITLE COMPANY, a Corporation, Trustee Address: 1034 Sixth Street Eureka, CA 95501 Telephone: (707) 443-0837. By: /s/ Sue E. Bosch, President 8/9, 8/16, 8/23/2012 (12-217)


To Whom It May Concern: The Name of the Applicant is: EDWARD FREGOSO The applicant listed above is applying to the Department of Alcoholic Beverages Control to sell alcoholic beverages at: 855 8TH ST STE 3 ARCATA, CA 95521-6288 Type of License Applied for: 47 - On-Sale General Eating Place 8/16/2012 (12-233)


Date of Filing Application: July 23, 2012 To Whom It May Concern: The Name of the Applicants are: BANANA HUT LLC THE The applicant listed above is applying to the Department of Alcoholic Beverages Control to sell alcoholic beverages at: 619-621 5TH ST EUREKA, CA 95501 Type of License Applied for: 47 - On-Sale General Eating Place 8/2, 8/9, 8/16/2012 (12-216)


NOTICE IS GIVEN that KAREN MOSIER, as Conservator the Person and Estate of BONNIE J. BARNES, Conservatee, will sell at private sale subject to confirmation by the Superior Court, on or after August 16, 2012, at 1:50 p.m., at the Humboldt County Superior Court, 825 Fifth Street, Eureka, California, Department 8, the following real property of the estate: This property is commonly known as: 563 Hiller Road, McKinleyville, California 95519 (A.P. No. 510-311-017). Legal Description: The Land Referred to herein below is situated in the County of Humboldt, State of California and is described as follows: The West Half of Lot 12 of Massae’s Tract Subdivision, according to the map of said subdivision on file in the Recorder’s Office of Humboldt County in Book 13 of Maps, pages 95 and 96. The terms and conditions of sale are: Cash. Sale “as is” without warranties, except as to title. The Sale is subject to current taxes, covenants, conditions, restrictions, reservations, rights, rights-of-way, and easements. At least ten percent (10%) of the amount bid must be paid with the offer and the balance must be paid on close of escrow after confirmation of sale by the Court. Bids or offers for this property must be made in writing and directed to the Conservator, Karen Mosier, in care of her attorney, Stephen G. Wat-

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30. Suffix with profit 1. Playground retort 31. Classic movie line uttered by Harry 8. “____ be an honor” Callahan 11. GI mess crews 37. Beauties 14. Where Bob Hope often swung a golf 38. First of 13 popes club 39. Sign in the window of a closing 15. Of no matter store 17. “King Lear” daughter 45. Fr. title 18. Island in the Mediterraneo 46. Food stamp? 19. Phrase spoken with a shrug 47. Long lunch? 21. Hotel worker 48. ____ no good 24. Crossword entry: Abbr. 50. First two words of “Green Eggs 25. Golden ____ and Ham” 26. “Fire away!” 52. Department store department 27. Deep shockers 53. Separate oneself from society

... or a hint to 19-, 31- and 39-Across 58. “That rocks!” 59. Bigwigs 63. “All’s Well That Ends Well” count 64. Male witch 65. Trauma ctrs. 66. Prefix with function 67. “The soul of wit,” according to Polonius


45. Longtime Zimbabwean leader 49. “The Bells ____ Mary’s” 50. “To whom ____ concern ...” 51. Throat clearers 52. 1655, in old Rome 54. People’s “Sexiest Man Alive” of 1998 55. Pres. who got the nickname Rubbers due to his interest in family planning 56. Zoo sound 57. About, on a memo 60. ____ polloi 61. Leaf-peeping mo. 62. It’s what’s up

1. Excavated 2. Bear: Sp. 3. Long stretch 4. Knight’s ride 5. ____ Bora (Afghan region) 6. Paris affirmatives 7. Paris airport 8. “I’ll see you in the parking lot!” 9. Quick barber jobs 10. Yahtzee quintet 11. Hawaiian erupter 12. Brad with the 2011 album “This Is Country Music” 13. Offer? 16. Contender 20. Wine barrel

21. Goat’s call 22. Result of a fire 23. “South Park” sibling 27. Central German river 28. Small-screen award 29. Final 32. Census stat 33. Yale alumni 34. Darn 35. Ashram activity 36. Faint 39. Give authority to 40. Presidents, at times 41. Actor Cronyn 42. Exploit 43. One rising at dawn 44. “Conan” channel

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son, Law Office of W.G. Watson, Jr., 715 I Street, Eureka, California 95501, at any time after publication of this notice and before the sale. The Administrator reserves the right to reject any and all bids. Dated: July 27, 2012 /s/ Karen Mosier, Conservator Attorney for Conservator STEPHEN G. WATSON, (SBN #112171) LAW OFFICE OF W.G. WATSON, JR. 715 I Street Eureka, CA 95502 (707) 444-3071 Filed July 30, 2012 8/2, 8/9, 8/16, 8/23/2012 (12-221)


NOTICE TO DEFENDANT: ELLEN BRYANT, INA GINOS, and DOES 1 TO 25, INCLUSIVE YOU ARE BEING SUED BY PLAINTIFF: ADELAIDE SLIGER, TRUSTEE OF SHELTON E. THUET AND MAGDALEN H. THUET REVOCABLE LIVING TRUST ESTABLISHED MAY 9, 2000; ADELAIDE SLIGER BENEFICIARY NOTICE! You have been sued. The court may decide against you without your being heard unless you respond within 30 days. Read the information below. You have 30 CALENDAR DAYS after this summons and legal papers are served on you to file a written response at this court and have a copy served on the plaintiff. A letter or phone call will not protect you. Your written response must be in proper legal form if you want the court to hear your case. There may be a court form that you can use for your response. You can find these court forms and more information at the California Courts Online SelfHelp Center ( selfhelp), your county law library, or the courthouse nearest you. If you cannot pay the filing fee, ask the court clerk for a fee waiver form. If you do not file your response on time, you may lose the case by default, and your wages, money, and property may be taken without further warning from the court. There are other legal requirements. You may want to call an attorney right away. If you do not know an attorney, you may want to call an attorney referral service. If you cannot afford an attorney, you may be eligible for free legal services from a nonprofit legal services program. You can locate these nonprofit groups at the California Legal Services Website (, the California Courts Online Self-Help Center (, or by contacting your local court or county bar association. NOTE: The court has a statutory lien for waived fees and cost on any settlement or arbitration award of $10,000 or more in a civil case. The court’s lien must be paid before the court will dismiss the case. CASE NUMBER: CIVVS 1201703 The name and address of the court is:

SAN BERNADINO SUPERIOR COURT 14455 CIVIC DRIVE, SUITE 100 VICTORVILLE, CALIFORNIA 92392 The name, address, and telephone number of the plaintiff’s attorney, or plaintiff without an attorney is: DIANA J. CARLONI, ESQ., LAW OFFICES OF JAMES BRUCE MINTON, APC 14467 PARK AVENUE VICTORVILLE, CALIFORNIA, 92392 760-243-5678, 760-243-5688 FAX DATE: APRIL 9, 2012 NOTICE TO THE PERSON SERVED: You are served as an individual defendant. Filed: April 9, 2012 Superior Court of California, County of San Bernadino, Victorville District 8/2, 8/9, 8/16, 8/23/2012 (12-220)


The following person is doing business as CENTER FOR REFLEXOLOGY & INTUITIVE HEALING ARTS at 920 Samoa Blvd., #222, Arcata, CA 95521. Alexandra L. Seymour 1860 11th St., Apt. A Arcata, CA 95521 The business is conducted by An Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name listed above on 10/01/2002. /s Alexandra L. Seymour. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Humboldt County on August 8, 2012. CAROLYN CRNICH Humboldt County Clerk 8/16, 8/23, 8/30, 9/6/2012 (12-230)


The following person is doing business as CROSSFIT EUREKA at 3134 Jacobs Ave., Ste. B, Eureka, CA 95501. Meredith L. Launius P.O. Box 454 Eureka, CA 95502 3134 Jacobs Ave., Ste. B 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 Meredith L. Launius. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Humboldt County on August 10, 2012. CAROLYN CRNICH Humboldt County Clerk 8/16, 8/23, 8/30, 9/6/2012 (12-232)


The following person is doing business as MOUNTAINWISE FARMS at 3070 Pigeon Point Rd., Eureka, CA 95503. Sara Bleser 3070 Pigeon Point Rd. Eureka, CA 95503 The business is conducted by An Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name listed above on 7/25/12. /s Sara Bleser. This statement was filed with the

County Clerk of Humboldt County on July 25, 2012. CAROLYN CRNICH Humboldt County Clerk 8/9, 8/16, 8/23, 8/30/2012 (12-228)


The following persons are doing business as COAST COUNTIES PETERBILT at 2660 Jacobs Avenue, Eureka, CA 95501, P.O. Box 757, San Jose, CA 95106. Coast Counties Truck & Equipment Co. 1740 N 4th Street San Jose, CA 95112 The business is conducted by A Corporation. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name listed above on 4/1/12. /s Allison Dozier, Secretary-Treasurer. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Humboldt County on July 26, 2012. CAROLYN CRNICH Humboldt County Clerk 8/9, 8/16, 8/23, 8/30/2012 (12-222)


The following person is doing business as kemeleon ink at 2041 N Street, Eureka, CA 95501. Kay Elizabeth McCutcheon 2041 N Street Eureka, CA 95501 The business is conducted by An Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name listed above on 7/30/2012. /s Kay McCutcheon. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Humboldt County on July 31, 2012. CAROLYN CRNICH Humboldt County Clerk 8/9, 8/16, 8/23, 8/30/2012 (12-225)


The following person is doing business as KALEIDOSCOPE VISUAL DESIGNS at 885 K St., Apt. B, Arcata, CA 95521, 2351 Sherri Ct., Arcata, CA 95521. Isaac Steel Winans 885 K St., Apt. B 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 Isaac Steel Winans. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Humboldt County on August 1, 2012. CAROLYN CRNICH Humboldt County Clerk 8/9, 8/16, 8/23, 8/30/2012 (12-224)


The following person is doing business as HUMBOLDT GLASSBLOWERS at 214 E Street, Eureka, CA 95501. Jasmine Granat 5038 South Quarry Rd.


PETITION OF: PATRICIA LAI FOR KLAUS ARIEL LAILEVY (MINOR) TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner: PATRICIA LAI for a decree changing names as follows: Present name KLAUS ARIEL LAI-LEVY to Proposed Name KLAUS ARIEL LAI 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: October 1, 2012 Time: 1:45 p.m. The address of the court is: Same as noted above, Dept. 8 Date: August 7, 2012 Filed: August 8, 2012 /s/ DALE A. REINHOLTSEN Judge of the Superior Court

To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of: PHILLIP A. ROSE A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by TIMOTHY J. WYKLE in the Superior Court of California, County of Humboldt. THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that TIMOTHY J. WYKLE be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. THE PETITION requests the decedent’s will and codicils, if any, be admitted to probate. The will and any codicils are available for examination in the file kept by court. THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A HEARING on the petition will be held on August 23, 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. PETITIONER: TIMOTHY J. WYKLE ATTORNEY FOR PETITIONER: TIMOTHY J. WYKLE S.B.# 216943 MATHEWS, KLUCK, WALSH & WYKLE, LLP 100 M STREET EUREKA, CA 95501 (707) 442-3758 SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA COUNTY OF HUMBOLDT

8/16, 8/23, 8/30, 9/6/2012 (12-231)

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The following person is doing business as COASTAL CONSTRUCTION AND REMODELING at 1479 Terrace Ln., #3, McKinleyville, CA 95519, P.O. Box 2982, McKinleyville, CA 95519. Craig A. Brown 1479 Terrace Ln., #3 McKinleyville, CA 95519 The business is conducted by An Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name listed above on n/a. /s Craig. A Brown. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Humboldt County on August 6, 2012. CAROLYN CRNICH Humboldt County Clerk 8/9, 8/16, 8/23, 8/30/2012 (12-229)


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Bayside, CA 95524 The business is conducted by An Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name listed above on 8/2/07. /s Jasmine Granat. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Humboldt County on August 2, 2012. CAROLYN CRNICH Humboldt County Clerk

Employment 583 people died on March 27, 1977, at the tenerife (canary islands) airport when two Boeing 747s like this one collided in aviation’s worst accident. yet it’s still 140 tiMes safer to fly than drive. adrian pingstone, wikiMedia coMMons

How We Die By Barry Evans


e recently visited a friend who lives near Tillamook, Ore., within the local tsunami zone. I was struck by her fear that when (not if) an undersea earthquake off the Oregon coast set off a huge tsunami, she and her family would be swept away. “It’s all they talk about around here,” she said. It’s certainly good to be aware of tsunami risks. No doubt the death toll from Japan’s 2011 Tohoku earthquake would have been much higher in the absence of basic safety information and planning. Nearly 1,900 people lost their lives in that event, which makes it one of the worst natural disasters in modern times. On the other hand, this event — the strongest known earthquake to hit Japan — was responsible for the death of about one Japanese in 70,000. That’s about the same as a U.S. citizen dying from a bee or wasp sting, and about 10,000 times less than the odds of dying of cancer. If you have relatives in the Midwest or East Coast (or, speaking personally, in the U.K.) you’ve probably been regaled with earthquake warnings. It’s only a matter of time, apparently, until the next really Big One hits, and you’re crazy for living here. You may indeed be crazy (who am I to judge?), but not because you don’t worry about death by seismic action. The 1989 Loma Prieta quake, for instance, resulted in just 63 deaths. That’s less than a week’s worth of California traffic fatalities. Those whose business is risk management would find these examples trivial. Most of us, however, tend to magnify the risks we hear about, the theatrical, newsworthy events — air crashes, for example — while downplaying the everyday ones,

like traffic deaths. Also, we tend to play up (by a factor of up to 1,000!) the risks that we have no control over (flying, say) over those we do (such as driving), which leads in this case to an exaggerated fear of flying. Do the numbers: Driving kills about one person per 70 million passenger miles; domestic flying results in about one death per 10 billion passenger miles. That is, you’re about 140 times safer flying than driving the same distance. So, how will you die? Most likely, as you probably know, is death from heart disease (1 in 6) or cancer (1 in 7). Despite the risk of driving vs. flying, you’re still quite unlikely to die as a result of a vehicle accident (1 in 88) or a plane accident (1 in 7,000). How about dangers that the media is constantly reminding us about? Drowning only accounts for 1 in 1,100 deaths; 1 in 10,000 of us will be electrocuted, while 1 in 120,000 people will die from a dog bite. Shark attacks, beloved of the tabloid press, on average account for one human death, per year worldwide (while we humans kill 100 million sharks annually). Compare that to the 1 in 112 of us who will take our own lives, suicide being twice as common as homicide. Finally, how about those flooding and earthquake risks? Your risk of dying by flooding, including tsunamis, is about 1 in 170,000; while 1 in 150,000 of us will meet our maker as a result of an earthquake. I guess I’ll take my chances in our tsunamiseismic-ridden paradise. l Barry Evans (barryevans9@yahoo. com) considers his odds of being fatally hit by a bus in Mexico at approximately 100 percent.

Become a Mentor! Seeking committed, positive people willing to share their home & help an adult with developmental disabilities lead an integrated life in the community. Become part of a professional team and receive a competitive monthly reimbursement, training & continuous support. Contact Matthew (707) 442-4500 ext. 14 317 Third St. Eureka, CA 95501


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Manager of Grief Support Services The Manager of Grief Support Services provides oversight and supervision to the Bereavement Department including employees and volunteers, and will continually develop, implement and evaluate bereavement services in collaboration with the Director of Social Services. The Manager also provides bereavement services to hospice patients and families, and community members. Please review the complete job description at for more information. Join our team of caring professionals and work in a great environment. This exempt position is M – F with occasional weekends and comes with a great benefits package. Email your cover letter and resume to: or send to: Christine Burton, HR Director Hospice of Humboldt 2010 Myrtle Avenue Eureka, CA 95501 • 707-441-0105 x308

Commercial Lines Account Mgr. ( base+) Electrician (Trouble Shooting) ($22/hr) Outside Sales (Office Electronics)(base+) Office Solutions Consultant (base+) Construction Bookkeeper ($14-16/hr) CPA 10 years audit and Tax (Neg) Food Distribution and Processing Mgr. Housekeeping Mgr. • Executive Director (NPO) Auto Mechanic/Technician

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Child CAre & CoMMunity speCiAlist Full-time opening. Starts at $12.15/hr.

Provides a range of office based and community services which support parents, child care providers, and community planning initiatives. Must be able to pass criminal history fingerprint clearance. Excellent benefits: paid vacation/ sick leave, holidays, and paid insurance. Application and job description available at, 2259 Myrtle Ave., Eureka, CA 95501, or (707) 444-8293. Please submit letter of interest, resume, and application to Nanda Prato at the above address by Monday, August 27 at 5 p.m. EOE

Come join our dedicated team of professionals who are committed to compassionate care.


(Requires LCSW or Licensed Psychologist), Arcata

Part-Time Positions DRUG AND ALCOHOL COUNSELOR Crescent City Go to for online application Call 707-826-8633 ext. 5140 for information

hiring? place your ad


SENIOR ACCOUNT TECHNICIAN. Full-time, (7.5 Hrs./Day), 12 Mo./Yr., $2,338.48-$2,986.75/Mo. ($14.39-$18.38/Hr.), Starting Salary DOE. Qualifications: requires 3 years experience working in fiscal record keeping, bookkeeping and competency in spreadsheet and software applications. Eligible for Medical, Dental and Vision Benefits for successful applicant and family and PERS retirement. For complete job description contact Personnel at (707) 445-7039 or email kschlotter@humboldt.k12. Closing date: Aug. 29, 2012 by 4 p.m. (E-0816) AIRLINE CAREERS. Become an Aviation Maintenance Tech. FAA approved training. Financial aid if qualified, Housing available. Job placement assistance. Call Aviation Institute of Maintenance 888-242-3214. (E-0916) MOVIE EXTRAS. Make up to $300/day. No Experience required. All looks and ages. Call (866) 3390331 (E-0816) TAP & JAZZ INSTRUCTOR. 4421939. (E-0906)

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PRE-AWARD SPECIALIST (JOB #12-41). F/T position in Sponsored Programs Foundation. For more info visit: www.humboldt. edu/jobs or call (707) 826-3626. HSU is an ADA/Title IX/EOE. (E-0816) RECEPTIONIST POSITION. In Chiropractic office. 32-35 Hours/ Week. Experience preferred. Fax resume to (707) 443-0778. (E-0830) FT ASSEMBLY WORKERS. For local manufacturing company. Will train. Apply in person M-F, 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m., 601 Bay St., off Myrtle Ave., Eureka. (E-0816) HOME CAREGIVERS PT/FT. Nonmedical caregivers to assist elderly in their homes. Top hourly fees. 442-8001. (E-1227) LIFETOUCH HAS IMMEDIATE OPENINGS FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS IN HUMBOLDT AREA. No experience needed. Great pay and benefits. CDL, insurance and car a must. Background and finger printing required. Call Cheryl at (707) 544-1525 or email crea@ (E-0816)

14 W. Wabash Ave. Eureka, CA 268-1866

A/P & A/R Clerk Bill Collector Cook Carpenters Insurance Agent

County of Humboldt

Client Services Worker I $2,266 - $2,908 Monthly plus benefits Under general supervision, interviews applicants to determine eligibility for employment training and job placement programs; performs related work as assigned. Filing deadline: August 29, 2012. For application come to Human Resources, Humboldt County Courthouse, 825 Fifth St., Eureka or apply online at Jobline: (707) 476-2357 AA/EOE

County of Humboldt

MENTAL HEALTH CLINICIAN I $3,923 - $5,034 Monthly

Duties may include evaluating clients in outpatient and/or inpatient settings, providing psychotherapy in individual and group settings, working as a member of an interdisciplinary treatment team and making necessary referrals. Requires a valid associate or intern registration number from the State Board of Behavioral Examiners. We may consider applicants whose intern number is pending but those applicants should contact the Personnel Department prior to completing the job application. Final filing deadline: August 28, 2012. For application come to Human Resources, Humboldt County Courthouse, 825 Fifth St., Eureka or apply online at Jobline: (707) 476-2357 AA/EOE ADVERTISING CAREER. Secure clients over the phone, high commission possible with hourly wage, easy hours, amazing coworkers, experience not required. Arcata marketing company, 7+ years in business, (707) 822-1812. (E-0816) $$$HELP WANTED$$$ Extra Income! Assembling CD cases from Home! No Experience Necessary! Call our Live Operators Now! 1-800-405-7619 EXT 2450 http:// (AAN CAN) (E-0927) ARE YOU HIRING? Place your ad here! 442-1400. VISA/MC. Place your ad onlinle at


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BECOME A MENTOR! California Mentor is seeking committed, positive people willing to share their home & help an adult with developmental disabilities lead and integrated life in the community. Become part of a professional team and reive a competitive monthly reimbursement, training & continuous support. Contact Matthew, (707) 442-4500 ext. 14, 317 Third St., Eureka. (E-1227) HELP WANTED!!! Make money Mailing brochures from home! FREE Supplies! Helping HomeWorkers since 2001! Genuine Opportunity! No experience required. Start Immediately! (AAN CAN) (E-0927) $$$ DANCERS WANTED $$$ No experience necessary. Make your own schedule. Opportunity to make cash nightly! Call The Fabulous Tip Top Gentlemen’s Club 443-5696 or 601-7169. 18+ (E-0816)


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

Call 707-488-2181 or write for details

EHO. Hearing impaired: TDD Ph# 1-800-735-2922. Apply at Office: 2575 Alliance Rd. Arcata, 8am-12pm & 1-4pm, M-F (707) 822-4104

EUREKA 1 BEDROOM APT. Garage, onsite laundry, some utilities paid. $600. (707) 443-4357, www. (R-0816) ARCATA 1 BEDROOM APT. Some utilities paid, fenced yard, available Mid-Aug. $625, (707) 4434357, www.TheRentalHelpers. com. (R-0816) ARCATA 2 BEDROOM TOWNHOME. Carpet, washer/dryer hook-ups, parking. $825, (707) 443-4357 www.TheRentalHelpers. com. (R-0816) ARCATA 3 BEDROOM HOUSE. Near bus, washer/dryer hook-ups, yard. $1495 (707) 443-4357, www. (R-0816) ARCATA 3BD/2BA HOUSE. New flooring. Very Clean! Shirley Blvd. Sorry, No pets/smoking/215. $1425. 826-7768. (R-0906) CLEAN 1BD DUPLEX. W/D hookups, off street parking. $525/ month + security. 634 Pacific Ave., Rio Dell. (707) 725-6138. (R-0816) EUREKA 2 BEDROOM DUPLEX. Yard, washer/dryer hook-ups, small pet. $800. (707) 443-8227, (R0816) EUREKA 3 BEDROOM HOUSE. Garage, yard, bonus room, washer/ dryer hookups. $1300. (707) 4434357, www.TheRentalHelpers. com (R-0816) FORTUNA 2 BEDROOM APT. Washer/dryer hookups, some utilities, $795. (707) 443-4357, www. (R-0816)

FORTUNA 3 BEDROOM HOUSE. Garage, laundry hookups, woodstove, $1300. (707) 443-4357, (R-0816) FORTUNA SPACIOUS DOWNSTAIRS APARTMENT. 3BD/1.5BA, utility room, F.A. system, wood floors, wainscot, carport. $1250/ month, includes w/s/g, lawncare. Pet maybe. Call 499-7033 to see. (R-0823) MCKINLEYVILLE 2 BEDROOM TOWNHOME. Carport, onsite laundry, some utilities. $750. (707) 443-4357, www.TheRentalHelpers. com (R-0816) EUREKA 1235 7TH ST., #C. 1BD Apartment. Upstairs, garage, laundry room, NS. Secured Court Yard. Credit report required. (707) 443-9207. (R-0916) EUREKA 3BD/1BA APARTMENT. 1536 3rd St., #4. W/S/G paid. SEC 8 OK, Cat OK, Garage. Rent $815, MtM, Vac 9/1. www.ppmrentals. com, Rental hotline (707) 4449197. (R-0816) ARCATA 3BD/2BA HOUSE. 2064 Darin Dr. Remodeled, Walk to Beach, Pets OK, MtM, Rent $1500, Vacant 8/16. www.ppmrentals. com, Rental hotline (707) 4449197. (R-0816) ALL AREAS-ROOMMATES.COM. Browse hundreds of online listings with photos and maps. Find your roommate with a click of the mouse! Visit: http://www. (AAN CAN) (R-1213)

Rental Helpers

Offers the largest listing of homes, apartments, condos and rooms for rent in Humboldt County! 4 Seventh Street, Suite A

(707) 443-HELP

Humboldt County’s only DRE Licensed Listing Service!

FORTUNA 3+BD/3BA HOUSE. 58 Tompkins Hill Rd. Panoramic Views, Pet Considered, MtM, Rent $2200, Vac 8/17. www.ppmrentals. com, Rental hotline (707) 4449197. (R-0816) EUREKA 1BD/1BA APARTMENT. 1140 E St., #2. W/S/G Pd, 2nd floor, Cat Ok, Rent $595, MtM, Vac 8/13., Rental hotline (707) 444-9197. (R-0816) EUREKA 3BD/1BA HOUSE. 2275 Summit Ridge Rd. Humboldt Hill, MtM, Pets Considered, Rent $1200, Vacant. www.ppmrentals. com, Rental hotline (707) 4449197. (R-0816) 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-0816) LOLETA 1BD/1BA DUPLEX. 2721 Eel River Dr., #8 & #5. Close to CR, Cat OK, Rent $Call, Call for Vacancy., Rental hotline (707) 444-9197. (R-0816) ARCATA 1BD & STUDIOS. Available now. Some or all utilities paid, close to buses. Near HSU! Call for more info! 822-4557 or visit (R-0830) MCKINLEYVILLE 3 BEDROOM HOUSE. Yard, garage, laundry hook-ups. $1400. (707) 443-4357,

Business Rentals SPACIOUS DANCE STUDIO RENTAL. The Studio of Dance Arts in Eureka offers rental space for the performing, creative and visual arts. 2 huge studios, full length mirrors, maple floors and marley. Performance opportunities! Call Jane 442-1939. View the studios at (BR-0906) OFFICE/RETAIL FOR LEASE. Small and large offices $325-$550, Arcata and Eureka. Off Street parking, full service Retail spaces from $1600 to $3000, off street parking excellent visibility.,Office/Retail next to Marsh Commons, full Kitchen and meeting room Appx 1600 sf. all or part. Linda Disiere, broker (707) 845-1215, dre#1878277. (BR-0816)

Corner 7 th & A of St.

Business Rentals


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

VACATION RENTAL. King Range, Great for family gatherings, workshops, small events, solar powered, easy access, handicap friendly. min. 3 nights www., 986-7794. (L-1025)

Real Estate

Eureka Office Building

Commercially zoned Victorian near Ingomar Club. Renovated and up to code from the perimeter foundation to the solar panel roof. $265, 000




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2002 HARLEY DAVIDSON HERITAGE. Lots of extras, 9,300 miles, $12,700 obo. (707) 443-0264. (A0823) 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-1004) YOUR ROCKCHIP IS MY EMERGENCY! Glaswelder, Mobile, windshield repair. 442-GLAS, (A-1227)


MOVE TO THE SUNSHINE. 2200 sf., 4 bedroom, 3 bath, Mt. Shasta view, 1.62 acres. Fruit Trees, garden area. Will consider trade in Eureka. $235K. (530) 475-3875 (RE-0830) TAKE-OVER PAYMENTS PROGRAM. 2 and 3 bedroom homes available for less than rent! NO credit requirements! CALL Today 805-683-8600 (RE-0816) 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) 6294181. (RE-0830) 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)

20 words and a photo, IN FULL COLOR for only $25 per week! Call 442-1400 or e-mail

GARAGE SALE SAT. AUG. 18. 904 Bella Vista, McKinleyville, air compressor, amp, chest bed, aquarium, Legos, 10/12 misses/ boy clothes, tools, antique dressers, road bike and MUCH MORE! (BST-0816)

Buy/Sell/Trade KAYAK. Current Designs (Solstice). 17’ 7”. Kevlar, all white, mint condition. $3000. (707) 269-0253. (BST-0816) MULTI-FAMILY YARD SALE. Sat., Aug. 18, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. 1536 John Hill Rd., Eureka. Bicycles, Tv, Toaster Oven, Books, Clothes, Household items. (BST-0816) TOYS & TOOLS* HALF PRICE. (*Hardware, Fixtures, Plumbing & Construction Stuff). Yellow Tagged Clothes 25¢ each! Aug. 14-18. Dream Quest Thrift Store, Providing Opportunities for Local Youth. (BST-0816) WANTED OLD LIGHTERS. 1 lighter or collection. Any make, working or not. Collector will pay top dollar. Call (800) 379-3415. (BST-0906)

616 2nd St. Old Town Eureka 707.443.7017 artcenterframeshop Mon-Fri 10-6 pm Sat 10-5pm

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2 blue/tan Males, vet, tails, dewclaws, wormed, shots, Sire Dam on-site 8 wks on Aug 26th $500 725-4117

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)

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) 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)


HUMBOLDT WILDLIFE CARE CENTER’S. HUGE ANNUAL RUMMAGE SALE. Sat., Aug. 18, 9 a.m-3 p.m 11th & G st, Arcata, Umpqua Bank’s Parking Lot. All proceeds benefit native wildlife. More info, or 822-8839 (BST-0816) REDUCE YOUR CABLE BILL! Get a 4-Room All-Digital Satellite system installed for FREE and programming starting at $19.99/ mo. FREE HD/DVR upgrade for new callers, CALL NOW. 1-800925-7945 (AAN CAN) (BST-0823)


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310 F Street., Eureka, CA 95501 Phone 442-1400 • Fax 442-1401

Pets YELLOW LABRADORS FOR SALE. AKC Registered. Both parents are accomplished hunters. (707) 4993584, Call after 4 p.m., M-F or 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Sat.-Sun. (P-0816)

Services 2 GUYS & A TRUCK. Carpentry, Landscaping, Junk Removal, Clean Up, Moving. Contact (707) 8453087. (S-0809)

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


alterations & custom sewing 407-3527 | M-F 11-6 ✂ Sat 11-2 | 621 3rd Street, Eureka 95501 Harvey’s Harvey’s Ha H arvey’s a arvey y at

CREATIVE WRITING COACH/ EDITOR Nurturing, collaborative editing and creative coaching will make your work shine. All styles welcome. C.Baku, MFA. www. (S-0207) A’O’KAY JUGGLING CLOWN & WIZARD OF PLAY. Amazing performances and games for all ages. Events, Birthdays, Festivals, Kidszones. I’ll Juggle, Unicycle, & bring Toys., (707) 499-5628. (S-1227) DIRECTV OR DISH NETWORK. LOW INTRODUCTORY RATES. Commitment and Credit/Debit required. LOCAL CALL NOW! 826-0203 (S-0830)

1500 4th St Eureka

Lic. #FD1963


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



Arcata Plaza 825-7760

HELICOPTER FLIGHT LESSONS/ P H OTO F L I G H T S / S C E N I C TOURS/BANNER TOWING. Redwood Coast Helicopters is based in Humboldt County. Whatever your helicopter needs might be, we will accommodate you! $160/ hour. redwoodcoasthelicopters@ (S-0816) REACH 5 MILLION. hip, forwardthinking consumers across the U.S. When you advertise in alternative newspapers, you become part of the local scene and gain access to an audience you won’t reach anywhere else. http:// (AAN CAN) (S-0913) SURFBOARD REPAIR 40+ years experience. George Cicero (707) 616-0738 (S-0823) 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 921-9424. References Available. (S-0830) TAI CHI GARDENER. Maintaining balance in your yard. Well equipt. Maintenance + Projects 18 yrs experience. Call Orion 825-8074, (S-0830) HUMBOLDT HOUSE CLEANING. Licensed & Bonded #3860. Summer Cleaning Special! (707) 444-2001. (S-1011) ERIC’S SERVICES. Home Repair, Maintenance, Affordable Prices (707) 499-4828. (S-0808) 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) 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 www.mckeeverenergyandelectric. com. Lic. # CA C10 876832 (S-1227) WRITING CONSULTANT/EDITOR. Fiction, nonfiction, poetry. Dan Levinson, MA, MFA. 443-8373. (S-1227) OVERWHELMED WITH STUFF? Have an extra fixer up cars in the driveway? List it all here. 442-1400. VISA/MC

Legal Services

Greg Rael Law Offices

Practice devoted exclusively to Criminal Defense since 1976 1026 Third Street Eureka

(707) 445-9666


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-1108)

Music 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)

Community LOVE A GOOD WHODUNIT? A real puzzler this week at LifetreeCafe, Sun. Aug. 19, 7 p.m, 76 13th St., Arcata. Attempt to solve a mystery and discuss how to deal with unanswered questions. for more info. (C-0816) TO WOMAN OR WITNESS. Who backed into my truck on 8/6 at Fish Hatchery. Please contact me 502-1224. (C-0816) REWARD FOR STOLEN ITEMS. Taken from vehicle in the Bayview neighborhood on 8/7/12. Motorcycle gear, camping gear, men’s and women’s clothing. No questions. (707) 826-2262 or (707) 498- 5141 (C-0823) 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-0124) 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



Depressed? Anxious? Relationship issues? Family problems? Just need someone to talk to?

Therapeutic Massage

Counseling services available for individuals, couples and families.

Gift Certificates Available (707) 599-5639

Bonnie M. Carroll, LCSW

Valerie Schramm

Certified Massage Therapist

DIVORCE SUPPORT GROUP. Connect with others and feel less alone. Learn effective coping, skills, ways to manage strong emotions,and how to heal and live the life you want. Group meets Mon. evenings, 6-7:30 pm. For more info. and to register call (707) 834-3747. Facilitated by Tamara Severn, MFT, #49815 (MB-1104) POSITIVE CONNECTIONS. In this world of negativity and lack of connection create and participate in a positive social network based on strengths and optimism. In a group format, learn to improve your relationships with yourself and others. Meets once a week for 8 wks. Offered by Tamara Severn,MFT, #49815 For info and to register call834-3747 (MB-1104) CENTER FOR WOMEN’S HEALTH CARE. Coming to Arcata. We understand your personal needs and provide care for every phase of a women’s life. 825-0200, 822-9664. 3798 Janes Rd., Ste. #10, in front of the Mad River Emergency Room (MB-0906) 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-0816)

body, mind


LCS # 23232

STRAIGHTEN UP! Structural Integration Bodywork Series. Relieves chronic pain, eases movement, frees emotion. Good posture can be natural! 31 years experience, Cecilie Hooper, 677-3969. (MB-0823) 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-0830) do TERRA ESSENTIAL OILS. Amazing results with no side effects. Maureen Brundage, (707) 498-7749, www.thinkdoterra. com/19719 (MB-1115) 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)

1225 Central Ave. Suite 3 McKINLEYVILLE


CERTIFIED MASSAGE THERAPIST. Samantha Dudman-Miller, (707) 616-6031. (MB-0124) 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) TAROT AS AN EVOLUTIONARY PATH. Classes in Eureka and Arcata. Private mentorships, readings. Carolyn Ayres, 4424240, www.tarotofbecoming. com. (MB-1227) COACHING FOR PERSONAL EVOLUTION WITH REBECCA OWEN. Access your wholeness by cultivating your Presence in the Now and learning to clear old patterns. 822-5253. (MB-0920) THE SPINE IS YOUR CONDUIT FOR LIFE-FORCE ENERGY. Open to the Alignment of Your Whole Self: Chiropractic by Dr. Scott Winkler, D.C. and Energy Work by Rebecca Owen. 822-1676. (MB-0920)

CommUnITy CrISIS SUpporT: Humboldt Co. mental HealtH Crisis line

445-7715 1-888-849-5728

Humboldt domestiC ViolenCe serViCes

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


national Crisis Hotline

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

1-800-273-TALK YoutH serViCe bureau YoutH & familY Crisis Hotline


Sabrina Knight MA, MFT New Lower Prices (707) 826-1165

Marriage & Family Therapist Individuals & Families

443-3611  517 3rd Street, Suite 21 Eureka, CA 95501 • NORTH COAST JOURNAL • THURSDAY, AUG. 16, 2012


body, mind



real estate home & garden


this week service directory Brenda R. Bryan

Spiritual Life Coach/ Gentle Heart Mentor Building bridges between the conscious and unconscious. Call for free 1/2 hr. consultation


739 12th St., Fortuna

HIGHER EDUCATION FOR SPIRITUAL UNFOLDMENT. Bachelors, Masters, D.D./Ph.D., distance learning, University of Metaphysical Sciences. Bringing professionalism to metaphysics. (707) 822-2111 (MB-1227) ZUMBA. Latin-inspired fitness program using international music and various dance styles including Salsa, Cumbia, Merengue and Reggaeton for a great cardio workout. Every Mon. and Thurs. at the Bayside Grange 6-7 p.m., 2297 Jacoby Creek Rd. $6/$4 Grange members. Every Wed. 6-7 p.m. in Fortuna at the Mon. Club, 610 Main St. Every Tue. at the Trinidad Town Hall 12 p.m. and every Thur. at Eureka Vets Hall 12 p.m. Marla Joy 707-845-4307. (MB-1227) AIKIDO. Is an incredibly fascinating and enriching nonviolent martial art with its roots in traditional Japanese budo. Focus is on personal growth and pursuit of deeper truth instead of competition and fighting. Yet the physical power you can develop is very real. Come observe any time and give it a try! The dojo is on Arcata Plaza above the mattress store, entrance is around back. Class every weeknight starting at 6 p.m., beginning enrollment is ongoing. www., info@, 8269395. (MB-1227)


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ARCATA ZEN GROUP MEDITATION. Beginners welcome. Sun., 8 a.m. North Coast Aikido Center, on F St. between 8th and 9th in Arcata. Wed., 6-7 p.m. at First Christian Church, 730 K, Eureka, ramp entrance and upstairs; newcomers please come 5 minutes early. Sun. contact, 826-1701. Wed. contact, barryevans9@, or for more info. call (707) 826-1701, (MB-1227) ASTROLOGY & TAROT. With Salina Rain: Readings, Counseling and Classes. Mon., 1:25 p.m. KHSU 90.5 FM. (707) 668-5408., www. (MB-1227) DANCE-FIT. Dance, aerobics & strength training all in one class! Mon., Wed. & Fri. 9-10 a.m First class is free. Drop in for $5 per class or 14 classes for $55. No Limits tap & jazz studio, corner of 10th & K st. Arcata. 825-0922 (MB-1227) YOUR NEW HEALTH PRACTITIONER may be listed here. Tell them you saw their notice in the Journal.

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Need service some help directory around the house? See the Home & Garden Service Directory on page 14! NORTH COAST JOURNAL • THURSDAY, 16,• 2012 • COAST JOURNAL • THURSDAY, AUG. AUG. 16, 2012 3838NORTH

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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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2850 E St., Eureka (Henderson Center), 707


2355 Central Ave., McKinleyville




Our Real Estate Loan Rates Funded through C.U. Members Mortgages 30 Year Fixed Rate

15 Year Fixed Rate

Rate - 3.500%  APR - 3.681%

Rate - 2.875%  APR - 3.196%

10 Year Fixed Rate

5 Year Adjustable Rate

Rate - 2.750%  APR - 3.217%

Rate - 2.625%  APR - 5.093%


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

3 bed, 2.5 bath, 2,400 sq ft single level wonderful home with views of the 7th fairway of Baywood Golf and Country Club, easy access, two living rooms, two fireplaces, decks and much more


Federal VA 30 Year Fixed Rate


4 bed, 2.5 bath, 1,793 sq ft custom Trinidad home with outstanding ocean views & fabulous sunsets, 2 wood stoves, cathedral ceilings, wraparound deck, oversized lot, garden area, fruit trees, shop

Rate - 3.500%  APR - 3.883% *These rates are subject to change daily. Subject to C.U. Members Mortgage Disclaimers. Up to $417,000.00

Rate - 3.375%  APR - 4.408%

1270 GIUNTOLI LANE, ARCATA or 707-822-5902

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Pine Creek Summit

+/-160 & +/-180 acre parcels available off of Blair Road near Redwood Creek. enjoy sweeping views, great exposure, good road access and year round water.

$275k & $375k

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

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Swayback Ridge Land/Property Weitchpec Land/Property +/-40 acres Jack Rabbit Valley. Sloping property with valley views, 3 cleared flats, year round springs, developed solar water system, meadows and scattered trees.


+/-6 acres of wooded property off of HWY 169. this undeveloped property boasts timber, river frontage as well as river views and excellent year round access.


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

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