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Mailbox Poem Another woman gave birth to my son


News A Knocking in the Night


News the big borrow

10 Blog Jammin’ 12 On The Cover Backyard of Boats

16 Home & Garden Service Directory

19 Holiday Gift Guide week 4 of 6

26 Art Beat The End is Near!

27 Fortuna First Friday Friday, Dec. 7, 5-8 p.m.

28 The Drunken Botanist Orchard in a Bottle

29 The Hum His Guitar Sings

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Music & More! Calendar Holiday Events Calendar In Review a book

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Editor: Your cover story of Nov. 22, “The Light on the Bluff,” deeply stirred my memories of my own 15 months as a “brother” with Gospel Outreach from July 1972 to October 1973. I delivered the Tri-City Advertiser, sold doughnuts door-to-door, and worked at the Carlotta grapestake mill, all as an expected testimony of my Christian faith. How real it was, how right it seemed, how destined my life then, or so I thought. Many things, most things, change though. A series of disheartening and sobering realities intruded themselves against my immaturities, and a challenge arose in me to question irrational authority. It wasn’t long before the veneer was stripped. Gospel Outreach was no longer my calling in life.  To use the term of those days. I was a “backslider.” I see now I just grew up, swiftly and bluntly. Leaving Gospel Out-

reach, and in later years casting off of all vestiges of belief in the supernatural, was for me no rearward direction, but rather a natural moving on in a forward sense. Still, I feel sad that the old Lighthouse Ranch now exists only in photographs and in the memories of those who were there. It was a unique experience, and from it I learned much and knew love and community and belonging in a way that can scarcely be expressed in words. Looking at those photographs in the Journal article and seeing many faces I remember and recalling their names, the love and joy I knew and received from the people of Gospel Outreach floods back, unchanged by the years.  Forrest R. Prince, Arcata

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I was off doing other things. After fifteen years, I looped back around, leaned from the saddle, and slung him up behind me … Everything about him was new. He smelled violent and stubborn and refused to sleep. At home he was arrogant, the way people are when they know the balance of power tilts in their favor. I insisted we choose each other, and drew him strings of words … The skeletons of his ears corraled the messy wetness of the story. Consonants interrupted … rigid, percussive points of meaning … trail markers against a landscape that refuses to sit still. The other day I caught him staring. He is just starting to recognize me. — Catherine Munsee • North Coast Journal • Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012


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A Knocking in the Night The Humboldt Area Paranormal Society wants to scare out your ghosts By Heidi Walters


nside the Clarke Museum, registrar Art Barab bolted the main door. Office manager Carly Marino walked into another room and clacked off all of the lights. It was about 8 p.m. on Nov. 1. The day after Halloween. The day before All Souls Day. Outside, a full moon hung low over Old Town in Eureka; through vents in the old museum’s walls we could hear a faint mingling of car swish, laughter and footsteps. On the main floor of the museum in the old wing, mannequins were poised for surrey rides, teas and piano recitals, sock hops and cocktails. In the Native American wing, a bear dance costume hid in the shadows of the balcony, overlooking encased tools, baskets and other old memories in the room below. In the basement at the bottom of the stairs, in the dark, four of us crouched: Justin Maietta and Simone Smith of the Humboldt Area Paranormal Society, Marino and me. The cool, still air was a little musty. Before we’d turned off our flashlights, we had walked through a narrow corridor, past the crude child’s coffin sticking out from a high shelf like a small diving board, into a room with white cloth draped over shelves and, on a table, a blue

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velvet gown spread out as if in readiness for its owner. Down here, some claim, the spirit of a Chinese girl, or very young woman, has been heard weeping. Some say she was a prostitute when this was a Chinese community. Maietta, in the dark, asked the girl ghost to give some sign that she was here. We listened, stifling our breathing. Though we’d moved farther from the outside wall, we could still hear the traffic noise through the vent. After no detectable response, Maietta placed his flashlight on the floor by the stairs and said, “I have a little toy here for you.” Nothing. It probably should have felt spooky. But this spirit-outing inside the Clarke was turning out to be a little boring. Clinical. The members of HAPS approach such “investigations” coolly, like detectives. Before querying the possible spirit, Maietta (who founded HAPS in 2010) and Smith had taken a reading of the room’s temperature (60 degrees), swept a device around the room to detect electromagentic frequencies (nothing unusual, just the expected spikes around wires), and turned on a digital recorder which, they

said, could pick up sounds our own ears wouldn’t hear. After a couple more attempts to elicit a response, we stretched, stood up and flicked on our flashlights. On a yellow Walkie Talkie, Maietta and Smith talked with the others in their group — ShawnTabitha Smith (Simone Smith’s sister), Jeff Gupton and Richard Griffith — who were similarly querying possible spirits elsewhere in the museum. We regrouped, and I joined Gupton, Shawn-Tabitha and Griffith on the second floor in the former washroom (when the museum was a bank), now storage for paintings, mostly. There, the spirit of a woman is said to have been heard weeping and pacing, still distraught after all these dead years over a lecherous banker. Once she even, supposedly, knocked a picture down. Persistent questioning — Gupton, a former cop, sounding businesslike — yielded seemingly nothing. Then I went with Maietta and Simone Smith to the Victorian Home room where twice, supposedly, psychics had detected a presence, possibly stirred by someone tinkling on the piano. They had set up a laptop computer to record video of the room; its fan whirred and its screen cast a

Left: The Humboldt Area Paranormal Society, which offers its services for free, conducted an investigation at the Clarke Museum in Eureka last month. Pictured here are, standing (left to right), Simone Smith, Jeff Gupton and Richard Griffith, and, sitting (left to right), HAPS founder Justin Maietta and Shawn-Tabitha Smith. Right: Some of the equipment HAPS members use on the job. Photos by Heidi Walters

glow that threw candlestick shadows on the walls and glinted off the gilt mirror. Maietta spoke into the velvety room: “Can you play the piano for us? It’d be great.” The mannequin girl standing in front of the piano remained fixed, smiling and staring. “That mannequin creeps me out,” Simone Smith whispered. Maietta chuckled softly, then said, “I’m definitely feeling a bit of a draft, a pocket of cool air around me.” Before the night at the Clarke, I’d met with the HAPS group inside Ramone’s coffee shop. They’re a friendly, mostly young and stylishly dressed bunch. Griffith, a 23-year-old business major at Humboldt State University, was actually in a bow tie and suit; he said he was on his way to his job as stage manager for the Humboldt circus on campus. They brought some of their recording equipment to show me. They

told me how reports of the paranormal sometimes mention cold drafts, and how spirits are thought to be detectable energy. And they assured me they do not, actually, really believe in ghosts much, if at all. “I don’t believe in an afterlife in general, so ghosts seem unlikely to me,” said Griffith, adding he joined the group “by accident.” He was watching an episode of “Ghost Hunters” on TV, and he wondered what these spirit-pursuers were like in real life. When he saw Maietta’s call for members to join HAPS, he jumped. Gupton likes watching “Ghost Hunters,” too, and like Griffith was pleased when he found out there was a paranormal group here. A freelance video game writer, Gupton, at 42, is the oldest in the group. He’s pretty much a believer, he said. He’s wanted to ghost hunt ever since he saw the movie Ghostbusters in 1984. The Smith sisters joined for mixed reasons. Shawn-Tabitha, a 22-year-old photographer and wildlife major at Humboldt, said they’d spent a week with their dying grandmother this past May. “You could feel, when she passed away, how the energy went away,” said Shawn-

Tabitha. “I want to know where it goes.” “The day she died, three of us saw fastmoving shadows in the room where she was,” said Simone, who is 24, an artist and a “rogue taxidermist” (she stuffs road kill). “Our nurse friend saw it, and my mother and I saw it.” Simone, who was already friends with Maietta and joined the group first, said she’s a “huge skeptic.” Yet, when she was a teenager she often would awake in the night thinking she saw a man standing next to her bed. She wonders about “shadow people.” Shawn-Tabitha hasn’t had such experiences. “So I want to go about it scientifically,” she said. And the fellow who started the group? “I’m a skeptic-skeptic,” the 30-year-old Maietta said. “I don’t have an ounce of belief in it.” Maietta, who goes to College of the Redwoods, said he has friends and family who’ve had paranormal experiences. He hasn’t — but he’s always been curious. On the HAPS Facebook page he writes: “Our mission is to find and or debunk evidence of Humboldt County’s paranormal hotspots through the use of specialized equipment and scientific measures.” OK, sure: You could, if you wanted to, find plenty to debunk these debunkers and their Radio Shack methods. But so

what? They’re having some fun. “I can spend 10 hours researching a property at the historical society or in the Humboldt Room in the library, or at the Clarke Museum,” said Simone, gleefully. Weeks after the investigation, Simone Smith and Gupton came to the Journal office to share some of their findings. Their video camera had picked up nothing visual. But its audio, and a digital recorder, had both picked up a few tiny knocking sounds in the second-floor old washroom. They followed some of the direct questions that demanded the spirit knock in answer. And there were very faint short breathy sounds recorded when no one was in the room. A sigh and a sniff. An exhalation. It seemed like thin stuff. “Most of us felt there were some interesting things there that night, so it’s nice to get some validation,” said Smith. “Richard wants to go back and debunk everything,” said Gupton. “I think we all do,” said Smith. Gupton said the Clarke Museum folks want the group back, too. Maybe closer to midnight. “It’s the witching hour,” he said, “when the veil is thinner between this life and the afterlife, it is believed.” Plus, he added, there’s a lot less outside noise that time of night. l • North Coast Journal • Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012








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The Big Borrow

Some Humboldt school districts trading quick money now for hefty debt later By Carrie Peyton Dahlberg


f the roof is rotting, the windows are rattling and the technology capabilities are prehistoric, just how badly will a school district want to upgrade? Badly enough to take $7 million right away with a promise to pay back $71.6 million later? Yes, that badly, McKinleyville Union School District trustees decided last year, although they left themselves options to pay the money off early, with penalties that they’re still trying to calculate. Badly enough to take $2.6 million and pay back $13.5 million later? Yes, that’s the deal the Southern Humboldt Joint Unified School District made in 2011, although its early payment options are unclear. Badly enough to weave together conventional bonds with more aggressive ones that ultimately will cost five, seven, even 10 times the amount borrowed, just to get a little more money upfront? Yes, said the Northern Humboldt Union High School District, the Blue Lake Union Elementary School District and the predecessors to the newly combined Fortuna Elementary School District. All are among the 20 percent of school districts statewide that have issued a risky type of bond that one state has made illegal, and that California Treasurer Bill Lockyer has called “terrible deals,” according to the Los Angeles Times. The Times published a lengthy article last week about schools’ use of capital appreciation bonds, in which interest piles up for years instead of being paid out regularly. “The school boards and staffs that approved of these bonds should be voted out of office and fired,” the newspaper quoted Lockyer saying. That quote and the Times‘ database of school districts bonds have resonated around the state, but the basic problem wasn’t news to McKinleyville school board members, who got a sobering briefing on their debt last month.

“That was a shock for me,” said Sara Alto. She’s gone back through all the material the board was given before it voted 4-0 in 2011 to issue the bonds, and she can’t find an amortization schedule or any reference to what the full payoff would be. “I don’t remember at approval borrowing $7 million and paying back $70 million. Any normal person could see that, and see that’s huge,” she said Tuesday. “If I had seen that figure at that meeting, there would have been more questions from myself.” But what any normal person can see isn’t always what school trustees or superintendents are told in their briefings with bond advisers, or what they remember later. “I’m not a finance person,” said Jim Stewart, who was superintendent of the Southern Humboldt Unified School District in 2011 when it issued roughly $5 million in bonds, just over half of that in capital appreciation bonds that will ultimately cost it $13.5 million if it can’t get out of them early. “I didn’t grasp all those particulars.” Was that a good deal for Southern Humboldt at the time? “I’m not that sophisticated about these things to know whether it’s good or bad,” Stewart said. Like other administrators in smaller school districts, Stewart, now principal of the district’s Osprey Learning Center, has juggled the roles of educator and administrator. In the Blue Lake Union School District, Paula M. Wyant is both a principal and superintendant, and she was trying to look up bond records this week while substitute teaching and dashing into parent meetings. Blue Lake, according to a website that tracks government bonds, issued just under $2 million in general obligation bonds back in 2010. Most of them — $1,755,000 worth — were the plain vanilla type of school bonds still favored by the major-

Couldn’t Northern Humboldt have found some way to go without that last 52 grand and saved itself a cool million? “If you want to make a big deal out of year 2035 and year 2036, go ahead,” Pigg said. “The question you should ask is what McKinleyville has done. Theirs is scary.” What Pigg is describing, bond advisers say, is the fundamental divide over how to use the more aggressive bonds. A few of them, salted into a bigger portfolio, can bridge a gap and help schools get important construction work done sooner. But rely on them heavily, and risks become much greater. McKinleyville is among the districts relying on these bonds heavily. Of the $14 million in bonds voters approved in 2008’s Measure C, $7 million were sold as current interest bonds in 2009. But the other $7 million — actually, $6,999,907 — went out as capital appreciation bonds in 2011, with maturities going out to 2050. “This was the best of a bad set of options,” said Tim Hooven, one of the district trustees who voted for the bond issue. “We were right in the middle of a construction program and we had contracts closing and contracts opening.” All but $2.1 million of that $14 million has been spent on repairing and updating Morris elementary, Dows Prairie elementary and McKinleyville middle school, said district superintendent Michael DaviesHughes. A new gymnasium is on hold until the district figures out how it wants to deal with the $71.6 million repayment schedule everyone now realizes is in its future. A meeting to discuss options, including what it would cost to get out of the bond deals in 2017, is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 12, at the district’s Azalea Conference Center, 2285 Central Ave. Meanwhile, plenty of questions remain about school bonds elsewhere in Humboldt. Fortuna school officials weren’t immediately able to say just how their two outstanding bonds break down between riskier and more conservative ones, or how they plan to structure another $5 million in bonds they hope to issue soon. Garberville schools may or may not have some options to pay their most expensive bonds off early. And with voters having just approved more school bonds in Arcata and Fortuna, it’s worth asking — just what kind of bonds are those going to be?  l

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We got a little break Monday after a half week’s worth of rain flooded many local waterways, leading to road closures, landslides, power outages and Humboldtians questioning how horrible SoCal really is. Now the T-S reports HumCo could have as much as another four inches of rain in store tonight and tomorrow. Live accordingly. ● MEMORIALS / BY ANDREW GOFF / YESTERDAY, 10:43 A.M.

Our legacy has been secured. Again. As should have been expected, Humboldt State University’s announcement that it was firing up an Interdisciplinary Marijuana Research Institute was picked up by significant news organizations across the web — CBS News, the Huffington Post, Italian Rolling Stone. Sure, sure. But none of that coverage will be as remembered as the “report” filed by Jimmy Kimmel Live on Tuesday night’s edition. Kimmel observes: “We already have a college research institute devoted to marijuana. It’s called college.” And it goes from there. A video clip is on our website. Enjoy.

Service Planned for Local Navy SEAL HSU’s Kate Buchanan room will be the location for a Dec. 9 memorial for Kevin Ebbert, an Arcata High graduate who died in Afghanistan on Saturday Nov. 24. The memorial is scheduled from noon to 2 p.m., followed by a reception that will conclude at 4 p.m. More information is on our website. ● BEACHES, MEMORIALS / BY CARRIE PEYTON DAHLBERG / DEC. 2, 9:11 P.M.

Memorial for Family Swept into Sea A memorial is planned for 3 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 9 at Arcata High School for 16-year-old Gregory “Geddie” Kuljian, his father Howard Kuljian and his mother Mary Elena Scott, the Times-Standard reported over the weekend. The family was caught up in heavy surf, which pulled first their dog, then Gregory, and then his parents into the waves at Big Lagoon Beach over the Thanksgiving weekend. The family’s other child, Olivia Kuljian, 18, survived. ● EUREKA, GOVERNMENT / BY RYAN BURNS / NOV. 30, 11:37 A.M.

Eureka Hires City Manager The city of Eureka announced today that it has hired William T. Panos, former West Sacramento director of public works, to be its next city manager, replacing David Tyson, who is retiring at the



Floyd Squires Defends Himself Eureka’s most notorious slumlord took the stand this morning to testify in his own defense while an attorney for the city of Eureka peppered him with questions about mold, cockroaches, faulty plumbing and overdue repairs at several of his properties. Alternately nervous, evasive and defiant, Squires claimed to have completed most of the repairs necessary to get back in compliance with building codes at the 26 properties at issue in the case. He pleaded ignorance and confusion about many of the city’s permitting requirements and repair requests. At his own attorney’s advice, Squires last week refused to allow city inspectors on his properties to see whether or not the repairs had actually been completed. Squires said he refused access because he respects his tentants’ rights and privacy. The city’s battles with Squires date back more than a decade. (See a selection of previous Journal coverage on our website.) Last January, the city, along with the county District Attorney’s office, sued Squires and his wife, alleging “ongoing and pervasive” code violations. The city is seeking permanent injunctions on properties owned by

the couple. Representing the city of Eureka was attorney Dean Pucci with the Roseville law offices of Jones & Mayer. He asked Squires to specify the repairs he’d completed — and the permits he’d requested — at one Eureka property after another: a Victorian at 119 West Sixth St., bungalow apartments at 2927 through 2941 California St., a subdivided house at 1637 Third St. and more. Squires claimed the city initially denied him permits because six of his properties had been placed in receivership. The order placing those properties in the hands of a third party was stayed following an appeal. He also claimed to have completed many repairs without getting new permits or follow-up inspections. Pucci challenged him. “You and your handymen are not certified building inspectors, right?” he asked. “You testified to remedying literally hundreds of violations since the beginning of this case, yes?” Squires confirmed that he had. “How can you say those [repairs] comply with state and local law?” Squires replied, “I have years of experience and a little common sense.” If a faucet needed to be repaired because it didn’t have cold water, for example, he could simply turn it on and check it to see if it worked, he said. In a surreal exchange, Pucci asked Squires to look at one of several binders filled with pictures taken at his properties. He directed Squires to look at pictures taken recently at the Blue Heron Lodge on Broadway, where the city had previously identified mold and water damage. He asked Squires to look at a picture of a wall and shower tiles and say whether or not he saw water damage. “I don’t see water damage,” Squires replied. “I see filth.” Pucci also asked Squires about evidence of cockroaches at the Blue Heron Lodge. Squires admitted that there have been cockroaches in some of the units, but he said the presence of the insects “depends on the cleanliness of the tenants.” During a break in the proceedings, Squires told the Journal that some tenants make complaints as “an attention getter … to try to get free rent.” And he said that the city’s case against him is based on retaliation for his own suit against the city alleging harrassment. Back in court, Pucci suggested it’s the other way around. “Isn’t it true that every time the city initiates legal action against you, you turn around and file a complaint against the city?” After some back and forth, Squires responded, “There were some legal proceedings, yes.” Pucci also asked Squires why he hasn’t completed repairs he promised 19 months ago at a preliminary injunction hearing. Squires said they’re almost done. Pucci completed his cross-examination of Squires before the hearing ended at noon. Both Pucci and Squires’ attorney, Bradford Floyd, said they expect the trial to wrap up by Thursday. ● READ FULL POSTS AND SEE PHOTOS AT


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Backyard of Boats



In Humboldt Bay, stories lurk within the rusting beaters and gleaming glories Story by Heidi Walters Photos by Drew Hyland


ody Hills leans back in the stern of the small boat owned by Humboldt Baykeeper, which is zipping north through the Eureka channel of Humboldt Bay. He looks as relaxed as if he were reclining on his living-room couch. Around him the water crinkles and winks, like smoothed-out foil gift wrap. Two frothy white tracks stretch parallel behind the moving boat, creating a broad path back in time. Beyond the wake sits the Schneider Dock, which knew the bay when it was a working man’s paradise, full of mills and ships and fishing boats, even whalers, and ferries. The work has dwindled — there are mostly fishing boats now — but stories linger out here, sealed in the grain of old wooden boats, in the iron cells of former war ships like the World War II Navy landing craft Ten Ninety-One, now a civilian museum ship docked north of the Schneider dock, and even in some of the more modern boats. There are boats in this bay that look like old beaters, ready for retirement in some quiet, forgetting cove. And others, seemingly in good shape, that never leave port. There are nameless boats. There’s a lovingly oiled wooden boat: “Admiral”

Don’t forego service for cost when you can have both Jim Blum’s 1965, 49-foot golden-brown crab and tuna boat, the Tempest. Rescue barges. Ordinary old fishing boats, and new ones made by Eureka boat builder Ken Bates. And more. Hills knows many if not most of them — he’s spent his whole young life so far living and working on the bay, drinking in the lore like an essential nutrient. Sure, he’s just a kid: 22. But he’s Leroy Zerlang’s kid: Zerlang, also reared on the bay, who owned the Crab Shack at the foot of C Street when Hills was young (he called Hills, to whom he’s been father since Hills was 1, the “Crab Kid”); Zerlang, captain of the Madaket, the oldest boat on the bay, which began as a ferry boat in 1910 and turned into a harbor cruise boat in 1972, after the Samoa Bridge was built rendering ferries useless. Hills learned how to walk on the Madaket and how to row in a little boat tethered to the dock at the foot of I Street, outside his childhood home. Three years ago, he became the youngest licensed merchant marine captain in California (just like his dad before him). Hills works for Brusco Tug & Barge and Knutson Towboat Co. and is one of just four remaining guys who operate tug boats to haul in the big ships. He also works for his dad at Zerlang and Zerlang

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continued from page 13 Marine Services, the family’s boat-repair business on the Samoa Peninsula. The Zerlang boat yard is where volunteers and local boatwright Dave Peterson are helping Veterans for Peace restore the Golden Rule, the little peace-protest ketch that in 1958 tried to storm the Marshall Islands atomic testing grounds. Veteran Chuck DeWitt, who coordinates that restoration, is piloting the Baykeeper boat that carries Hills, another Veterans for Peace volunteer named Skip

Oliver, and a couple of Journal staffers on this late-November morning. Hills sits back in his bright orange jacket, his Giants cap shading blue eyes under dark bushy eyebrows, and a five o’clock shadow. Coffee cup in one hand. A person couldn’t look more at home. His dad, actually, was the one who’d planned to conduct this history tour of the boats on Humboldt Bay. But engines blow, and duty calls. The son — minus, granted, the load of crusty old jokes his dad’s known for — can step right in, launching the tour from the Eureka Public Marina. At the marina, Hills points out the Christine, a 45-foot fir boat built in 1948 by the Makela Brothers, out of Fort Bragg. The Makelas’ fishing boats can be spotted by their pale tan, white-tipped masts, and they’re held together by nails instead of screws and epoxy. There used to be more Makelas here. Today there are four: The Sea Wolf, Pacific Seas and Katherine are across the bay in the Woodley Island Marina. But where is Hills’ dad? We want to hear more about that, so we zip down the channel toward the enormous, blue-andred Fortune Amaryllis, out of Hong Kong. Zerlang is trying to assess its struck-dumb generators so it can load its cargo of logs and head to China. (The ship, a tramp steamer — akin to an independent truck driver — had last docked at a port in Vladivostock, Russia, where it filled one of its tanks with the special, low-sulfur fuel it would need to switch to when it reached California, Zerlang tells us later. It crossed the bar into the bay an hour before midnight Sunday, Nov. 25, tied up, and at 4 a.m., when the fuel switch was made, the

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ter — if ever there’s a fuel spill on the bay, it and its partner, the Recon 1, will be the first responders, laying out a containment boom and skimming the surface until mop-up crews arrive. Luckily, there hasn’t been a spill on the bay since the Kuray, banging too hard into some pilings, punctured a tank and dumped 4,500 gallons of fuel into the water back in 1997. The dark blue-and white High Sea, a 52-foot commercial fishing boat, rides ready nearby. After the 1964 tsunami that wiped out the Crescent City harbor and its fishing fleet, a Crescent City sheet metal workshop called Fashion Blacksmith started building boats to replenish the

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new owners brought it to Eureka. Hills remembers pestering the owner to let him wash the pretty workhorse when he was a little kid. He remembers hearing how, when the ocean got rough, the Stephanie’s crew steered it backwards out the mouth of the bay so the waves wouldn’t bust the pilot windows out. Its pilot house burned one day in 2003; they rebuilt it. Then the federal government started paying dragnet boat operators to give up their boats — their nets caught too many other creatures, including dolphins. The Stephanie was abandoned. But Hills has been looking after it, on his own dime, ever since. Earlier this year, after it had sprung serious leaks and he’d spent all night bailing it out, he and boatright Peterson hauled it ashore and gave it seven new planks and 2,000 new screws. We head farther south and cross the bay to the Woodley Island Marina. So many stories. There’s the Nanbellis Jo, a 58foot commercial fishing vessel that was the first boat in the bay to be widened in order to handle more gear, worse weather and more catch. On the other end of the scale there’s the 39-foot Terron — the sweetheart of the bay. The tidy, well-kept white boat with green stripes of trim around its hull was built in 1927, its boards fitted together so tight it didn’t need caulking. Hills says the Terron’s owner still fishes it pretty hard, for black cod, crab, salmon. DeWitt idles the boat a bit longer so everyone’s eyes can linger on the pretty Terron. Nearby lies the white, 37-foot fisher the Albatross, built in 1927 and one of the few doubleenders in port — meaning it has a pointed stern and bow, which makes it more stable, especially in a following sea with swells crashing against the stern. And then there’s the Lohilani, a square-butted little cracker-box oblong built in 1943 that once was a Navy admiral’s barge in Hawaii. When Hill was little, his grandma lived aboard the Lohilani; he remembers being babysat aboard it. It’s owned by somebody else now. The plain-looking Coast Pilot sits on the edge of the marina, facing Eureka — a 1944-era former Coast Guard tug turned, inside, into a fancy liveaboard pleasure yacht, replete with jacuzzi on the back deck, grand stateroom, salon and big cooking galley. The Arcturus is nearby — an iron ship first named the Westdahl, built in 1929 to survey the west coast and the waters off Alaska for the U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey. It was retired in 1946, and about 20 years ago was brought by a private owner to Eureka, where it’s sat ever since. continued on next page

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continued from previous page We motor around the Humboldt State University’s big, green research boat, the Coral Sea, to marvel at another huge green boat — the 121-foot-long, skinny, nameless and now-stalled project of retired professor J.A. Gast. Gast, who founded HSU’s oceanography department in 1961, started building the vessel in 1989, thinking it would be a good instruction ship. He once called it the Phuma — a South African term that for him evokes “unusual, different,” and that also means “go out” in Zulu. It’s narrow, only 16 feet wide, and light for a steel boat its size, sitting high in the water. It’s only left port a couple of times. It’s a labor of love (Gast says he still has the utilities left to install but his interest has waned). DeWitt zips our boat back into the bay and points it north. Hills has one more thing — well, a couple — left to show us. As we near the marshy shore of Indian Island, he points at a tiny warped-wood building on stilts at water’s edge: The old Baptist church. Then, he says, see that copse of trees, where the egret rookery is? That’s where Mia, the black lab and the Madaket’s old mascot, is buried. She lived a long life, charming tourists by swimming after the Madaket, until she died when Hills was 4. Then he lowers


his hand, drawing our eyes to what looks like a corroded old wood wall sticking out of the shallows by the shore. That, he says, is writer Jack London’s old boat, the Christine. The nameboard, taken from her long ago, is now at the maritime museum.

It’s hard to find evidence proving that this was indeed one of London’s old boats, although a 1966 story in the Eureka Humboldt Standard also says it’s so. London had several sail boats — famously, The Snark — and wrote in a memoir,

Four Horses and a Sailor, about sailing in Humboldt Bay. Like the 1910 barfight between London and Stanwood Murphy in the Oberon Saloon in Eureka — recorded later by eyewitness W.J. “Hap” Waters — the story lives on. ●




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Great Western Clothing Co. has family and horses covered. Swing on by and check out our camo collection for men, women and kids. Western hats, boots and jeans are always in stock plus holiday shipments are arriving daily. See why we’re country and more. Find Great Western Clothing Co. on Facebook and at 4465 Broadway, Eureka, 443-9388.

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the Vichy Shower or Hydrotherapy Tub and relax with one of our signature spa experiences. Gift certificates available for individual spa treatments or join our spa club and get one free service with 6 month membership, two free services with yearly plan. Purchase 6 or 12 month spa club by Dec. 31 for an additional free Hydrotherapy Tub treatment. Located at 130 G St., Old Town Eureka. 445-2041.

Featured this year in Sunset magazine! Shipwreck vintage treasures and clothing are sure to charm everyone. Keep dates together for 2013 with Nikki McClure calendars, prints, cards and journals. But, first, raise your stainless steel 6 oz. flask by Whimsy & Ink to the tune of Auld Lang Syne to ring in the new year. Near the corner of 3rd and F St., in Old Town Eureka. 476-0991. Open 7 days a week for the holidays.

Fatböl brings you a nice selection of men’s and women’s hoodies for the holidays, like the Monk Hoody shown here. They can be found at DTA Arcata, Humboldt Glassblowers and online at


Capiz shell tea light holders are great gifts and make ideal table settings or wedding favors. $1 from every purchase goes directly to the families of artisans and workers in the Phillippines, and another $1 is given to educational grants for teachers and students in Santa Cruz County, CA. Available in the Global Global Goods Department at Eureka Natural Foods. 1450 Broadway, Eureka. Open 7 days a week. 442-6325.

Tasteful, pretty and versatile for your everyday and holiday table settings. Serve up hot miso soup or float a simple gardenia. These plates work for Asian-inspired tapas or for holding your jewelry at sinkside. Expect the unexpected at The Garden Gate. 905 H St, on the Arcata Plaza. 822-2156.

ExOfficio Gear’s Give-NWick travel underwear is 25% off thru December. All are moisture wicking, durable, lightweight, quick to dry and easy to machine or hand wash. Many styles and colors are available for men and women. All are terrifically comfortable for traveling and everyday living. Going Places, 328 2nd St., Old Town Eureka. 443-4145.

Give the gift of art this holiday! The Arcata Artisans Cooperative features locally made fine arts and crafts of the highest quality. Visit our gallery to find the perfect, unique and affordable gift. We are on the Arcata Plaza at 883 H St. Our holiday hours are Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Fridays until 8 p.m.) and Sundays noon to 4 p.m.

in waterproof jackets from Carhartt. Men’s and women’s apparel, including hats, jackets, vests, t-shirts, pants, socks and more ... Carhartt makes the perfect gift. These and many other goodies in Eureka at the corner of 6th and E Sts. 444-9201.

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Carl Johnson Co. has mouthwatering tins of peppermint bark, decorative bears brim-full with Pure Vermont Maple Syrup, an assortment of namesake jams and scone mixes from Sticky Fingers Bakeries. Let us make a gift basket for that special someone. Find the best gourmet foods from Humboldt County and across the country at Carl Johnson Co. Open 7 days a week. Highway 101 north of Eureka, 443-4851.

Worms are to soil as elves are to Santa. Worm castings enrich a soil system with beneficial microbes and organic nutrients. It is easy to produce high quality castings at home with a VermiHut Worm Bin. The user-friendly design allows for successive casting harvests, while also dispensing biologically nutritious worm tea. Santa’s worm-shop is at Beneficial Living Center, 148 South G St. in Arcata. 633-6125.

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Alirose is your place to shop for your favorite men’s and women’s designers, jewelry, accessories, fragrances and more. New arrivals and special deals through the holidays! Gift certificates and free gift wrapping available. Like us on Facebook for new arrivals and special promotions. Located in Old Town Eureka, 228 F St., 445-2727.

At Caravan of Dreams it’s easy to find a unique gift hand-crafted in America ... from a print by Arcata’s own Linnea Tobias to sustainably-harvested wood from Wisconsin to graceful ceramics from San Francisco. Find lots more at Caravan of Dreams, on the Arcata Plaza. Open daily. 822-1566. • NORTH COAST JOURNAL • THURSDAY, DEC. 6, 2012


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The End is Near! Peter Santino at the Morris Graves Museum of Art By Jason Marak



cclaimed artist Peter Santino is counting down. Visit his website and you’ll find large, red numerals ticking away the days, hours, minutes and seconds until, according to the Mayan Calendar, the end of the world on 12/21/2012. But instead of hoarding dry goods and ammunition, Santino has been busy creating conceptual artwork, paintings and photographs (all tied thematically to the end of time) for what is, perhaps, the most ambitious exhibition of the year. Santino will begin installing his museum-wide, interactive show, “The Exhibition at the End of Time, at the End of the World” at the Morris Graves Museum of Art on Wenesday, Dec. 12, hoping to have everything in place for his Dec. 21 opening—just in the nick of time. Despite being a well-known artist with

a strong reputation and a 40-year list of exhibitions throughout the U.S. and Europe, Santino is better known locally as a master craftsman and restoration expert. He participated in the restoration of the former Carnegie Library, the building that would become the Graves Museum and that Santino will ultimately re-renovate to house his upcoming exhibition. The disparity in his local reputation is due in part to the fact that this is one of his few hometown exhibitions. He created a permanent outdoor installation at the Humboldt Botanical Gardens and participated in loosely organized group shows as part of WACO (a long defunct, infamous local arts collective he helped found). The dual role of artist and craftsman, and the perspective it affords, seems to fuel some of Santino’s work. As part of his exhibition, he will make a sand paint-


ing that, when viewed from the proper vantage point, will allow viewers to better appreciate the building’s existing craftsmanship and consider how some decorative, architectural elements blur the line between fine art and craft. “It was just these craftsman who did this … and yet these things are so, so beautiful — and we step on them all the time, walk past this stuff all the time,” Santino said. Santino does not have an apocalypse fetish. You won’t find him at the airport with a sign that says, “The End is Near.” His interest in the end of time is far more personal and more closely related to preexisting themes in his work. The exhibition deals with the large, universal idea of The End as it relates to all of us, but he also explores The End as it relates to impermanence, failure and communication — subjects Santino has grappled with since the ’70s and ’80s. The exhibition got its start when Sanderson Morgan, retired Humboldt State professor of art and former director of the Reese Bullen Gallery, saw Santino’s piece “All Happy Now,” a 100-foot diameter mound of formed earth, in the Humboldt Botanical Gardens. Morgan liked what he saw and approached Santino about the possibility of doing a gallery exhibition locally. “I was kind of despondent that it was never going to happen,” Santino said. He explained that there wasn’t an available venue appropriate for the kind of work he wanted to do. “And then Sanderson, a couple years ago, said they’re setting up their schedule for 2012 [for the Graves Museum] and we should talk to them and make a proposal. And I said, ‘2012! Can I get December? Can I get the Mayan Calendar tie in?’” Santino laughed. Suddenly, long-contemplated pieces began to coalesce around this connection to The End. Santino put together a proposal for an exhibition that would incorporate all of the museum’s galleries, a first for the Graves Museum. It was enthusiastically accepted and Santino started work on its various elements. These include a false ceiling, 1,100

square feet of fake fur, a race between Truth and Beauty (words mounted on remote controlled car frames that visitors can race around an infinity-loop track), and small grass mounds that spell out in Braille “The End of the World 1968-2012” (the years corresponding to Santino’s creative life span). Many of the works will allow visitors some level of participation. The museum will even be open during the installation (beginning Dec. 12), allowing the public to see how all the different elements come together in the various galleries. With the end looming, it seems an appropriate time to ask some big questions. For instance, do remote controlled wordcars and fake ceilings constitute art? The short answer is, in the context of Peter Santino’s work, a resounding yes. Art at its most basic level is about the communication of ideas, perspectives and personal aesthetics. Truth, Beauty, Failure — these are abstract ideas that we can’t touch, see, smell, taste or hear until someone (in many cases, an artist) gives them form. Sometimes these ideas are best expressed by adding layers of paint and brush strokes; other times they are best expressed by eliminating all superfluous elements — stripping an idea down to its core. Santino’s work allows us to consider abstracts in new, interesting, concrete ways. Whether we are confronted with the idea of Truth in the form of a word atop a remote controlled car or an oil painting by one of the old masters doesn’t really matter. As long as we are confronted, as long as we have something to react and respond to, it’s art —and Santino’s exhibition will certainly provide plenty. There will be an opening event, “The Opening at the End,” with food from Nature’s Serving on Friday, Dec. 21, starting at 5:30 p.m. Santino will be on hand to introduce the exhibition, which will run (barring the apocalypse) until Jan. 20. The Morris Graves Museum of Art is located at 636 F St. in Eureka and is open noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. ●


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Downtown Fortuna’s First Friday, which starts at 5 p.m. and runs until 8 p.m. during winter months, features North Coast artists and local musicians. December’s edition is in conjunction with Redwood Village Al Gray Electric Lighted Parade and Fortuna Downtown Holiday Open House, with businesses open late offering specials and discounts. BARTOW’S JEWELERS, 651 12th St. Stained glass art by Steve Fregeau. CINDY’S STYLING CENTER, 1025 N St. Acoustic music by Alex Walker & Co. CUDDLY BEAR, 751 10th St. Fernbridge Band open acoustic jam at 7 p.m. DOWNTOWN STOREFRONT ART GALLERY, between 11th and 12th sts. Oil, acrylic, watercolor, photography, quilts, sand and oil pastels by local artists: Susan Schuessler, Janet Frost, Elaine Gredassoff, Natapa Drew, Nancy Gregory, Connie Gardner, Hans Spek, Bobbi Bennitzen and Abbie Perrott. FERNDALE JEWELERS, 1020 Main St. Art by Dakota’s Designs. FORTUNA ART & OLD THINGS, 1026 Main St. Potter Cathy Ray Pierson, stoneware and porcelain. FORTUNA MUSIC MART, 1040 Main St. Photography by the Fortuna Camera Club. Christmas music by students from Fortuna Middle School. FURNITURE DEN & DESIGN, WINE DEN, 1156 Main St. Photography by Gina Mobley, “Alphabet Soup Art.” HORIZON BUSINESS PRODUCTS, 1044 Main St.

Children write letters to Santa. KRAFTER’S KOZY KORNER GIFT, 1103 Main St. Work by 150-plus local artisans: photography, paintings, pottery, woodworking, sculptures and jewelry design. L’S KITCHEN, 734 10th St. Photography by Janet East. LOVING HANDS INSTITUTE OF HEALING ART, 739 12th St. Guitarist Allan Chilton. MAIN STREET GALLERY & SCHOOL, 1006 Main St. Redwood and metal sculptures and paintings by Benji Banderas. Revolutionary realism by Chuck Bowden. Live music. PRECISION INTERMEDIA, 1012 Main St. Oils by Michelle Murphy Ferguson. QUALITY ANTIQUES, 1240 Main St. Photography by Nancy Gregory. RAIN ALL DAY BOOKS, 1136 Main St. Desirae Inman photography and paintings. STREHL’S FAMILY SHOES & REPAIR, 1155 Main St. Photography by Alayne Hunt. TACO LOCO, 955 Main St. Paintings by Richard Leamon. FORTUNA UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 921 10th St. Photography by the Fortuna Camera Club. ●

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The drunken botanist

Orchard in a Bottle By Amy Stewart

photo by amy stewart


ruit trees? Cocktails? Of course! It’s bare root season, which is to say that you’re going to be digging around in a tub of dirt at the garden center pretty soon and pulling out gnarly masses of roots and twigs. They may not look glamorous, but trust me — bare root plants are both economical and vigorous. Just be ready to plant them as soon as you get home, and keep the roots covered in damp potting soil until they go in the ground. Apples. If you live in Humboldt County and you don’t have an apple tree in your backyard, you are really missing out. Before you head to the garden center, make sure you have a reasonably sunny spot to plant a tree, and take a look around your neighborhood. Are there actually apple trees everywhere now that you’re paying attention? Check the alleys, peek over fences, scan for little red blobs still attached to bare branches. If you’ve got a lot of trees around, you might be able to get away with only planting one tree. Otherwise, apple trees need a mate in order to set fruit. But don’t panic! If you’re short on space, you can plant two trees in the same hole and

they’ll grow just fine. Ask at the garden center for help choosing the right variety. The trick with finding a mate for your apple tree is that it has to be a variety that blooms at the same time in order for the pollen to get transferred from one tree to the other. They’ll probably have a handy chart to help you figure this out. If you’re looking for a classic Humboldt apple, try one of the varieties bred by legendary breeder Albert Etter, like Waltana, Pink Pearl or Etter’s Gold. Apples do require a little care, but less than you might think: learn a few pruning basics by taking a class at the garden center, or by picking up a book like Michael Phillips’ The Apple Grower (OK, you can probably just Google it, too). You can get away with just a few deep, infrequent waterings in summer, and I don’t bother with any pest control at all, but a little dormant oil in winter can knock back overwintering pests. Now, what cocktail-ish thing are you going to do with apples? You could make your own apple cider — and for that, you really will need a book. Fortunately, Annie Proulx wrote one: It’s called Cider, and it’s still in print and easy to find. You can also soak apple slices in vodka to make your own apple liqueur (more on this in a minute), and use fresh-squeezed juice or slices in apple-based cocktails made from applejack, calvados or hard cider. The best use of apples in a cocktail, however, has to be the apple granita my husband made one year. He served a scoop or two of Pink Pearl granita in a martini glass and poured Core Apple Vodka from Harvest Spirits over it. Amazing. Do that. (By the way, Harvest Spirits’ Cornelius Applejack is amazing. If you’d rather drink

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your apples than grow them, this is the spirit to get.) Apricots. These trees hate cold, rainy springs, which is why you don’t see people growing them on the North Coast. But there are two new varieties, Puget Gold and Harglow, that have been bred to tolerate Pacific Northwest weather, so look for those if you are longing for your own apricot tree. Most are self-fertile, so you won’t have to buy two. Apricots soaked in brandy can be a marvelous thing, but even more marvelous is amaretto, made not from almonds but from the almond-like pits of sweet apricots. Most apricots grown in the United States are bitter-pit varieties, and you can’t eat those pits — they’re too high in cyanide. But cyanide-free sweet pit varieties like Chinese Montgamet (also called Chinese Golden) and SweetHeart are available from fruit tree nurseries. Homemade amaretto recipes involve brandy, vodka, sweet apricot pits, vanilla beans and sugar; if you’ve got enough fruit, this would be worth investigating. Again: sweet pit apricots only! Oh, and if you’d rather skip the tree and go straight to the bottle, Rothman & Winter Orchard Apricot Liqueur is the thing to try. Cherries. Our neighbors to the north in Oregon have spent the last century and a half turning cherry growing into an industry. We should take advantage of their expertise and grow our own. Look for dwarf varieties that could easily be covered in bird netting if you find yourself competing for the harvest. Garden centers often sell grafted “combo” trees with three or four varieties growing from the same trunk. Sounds weird, but it’s really smart:

You’ll get a longer harvest season that way. The best cocktail cherries are dark, sour varieties, also called tart or pie cherries. English Morello and Montmorency are good varieties to try. The easiest way to make use of these in a cocktail is to clean them, pit them, and soak them in Luxardo maraschino liqueur for a couple of weeks. If you’re not going to get around to that, you’ll be pleased to know that real Luxardo maraschino cherries are available by the jar at better liquor stores. Plums. Wild, European hedgerow plums are making a comeback in the cocktail world. Averell Damson Gin, made from a blue damson plum like Blues Jam, is a fantastic cocktail ingredient and a very good dessert liqueur all by itself. Greenhook Ginsmiths in Brooklyn makes Beach Plum Gin using Long Island beach plums, probably Prunus maritima. In addition to damsons, Europeans make liqueur from mirabelle and gage plums, all of which are available stateside as well. Don’t expect the large, sweet plums we eat in California: These are smaller, more tart and just perfect for soaking in booze. Oh, and if you haven’t had plum eau-de-vie, check out Clear Creek Distillery’s incredible Blue Plum Brandy, also called slivovitz. Forget whatever you once believed about slivovitz and just go drink some of this. You can thank me later. About that fruit liqueur. The recipe for making liqueur from any of these fruits goes more or less like this: Slice clean, fresh fruit (minus the pits) into a bottle or jar. Fill the jar with vodka and perhaps a little bit of a spirit made with the fruit: apple brandy or calvados, apricot eau-de-vie, Luxardo cherry liqueur or plum brandy. Let it sit for a week or two, and taste it regularly. Some people let theirs sit for months, but I think you get into diminishing returns after a few weeks. Strain it and mix with whatever amount of simple syrup you think it needs. (Simple syrup is equal parts sugar and water, heated until the sugar melts and then cooled.) Drink it within a few months: This is a seasonal treat, not a family heirloom. l

His Guitar Sings

Charlie Hunter, plus Sara Watkins, cover bands, farewell to DJ Knutz and the return of John Biord By Bob Doran

Charlie Hunter. photo by Andrew R. Bender


harlie Hunter is a guitar player and a composer of songs, but you’d never call him a singer/ songwriter: His guitar sings, but he doesn’t. Instead he paints lyric pictures with improvised melodic lines, playing a custom seven-string guitar designed so he can play his own bass lines. Last time he came to town it was behind a self-produced record called Gentlemen, I Regret To Inform You, You Will Not Be Getting Paid, which addressed, in part, the plight of the working musician. “It’s definitely a lot harder to make a living now than it ever has been, that’s for sure,” he told me at the time. “But you know, it’s the same for every other industry except for maybe the Mafia and investment banking.” His latest disc, Not Getting Behind Is The New Getting Ahead, revives the hard times theme. This time he’s working with the amazing drummer Scott Amendola. “The title pretty much says it all,” writes Hunter in a note on his website. “It’s a sign of the times; this is what’s going on out there in the world.” Songs described as “starting points for some kind of narrative” include “Rust Belt” and “Ghost Mall,” evoking scenes from working class neighborhoods hard hit by hard times. Likewise “Economy with Dignity,” which borrows its title from a thrift store. “There Used To Be a Nightclub There” is a lament for lost touchstones in our musical landscape. “Right now there is a passing of a whole era,” says Hunter. “I grew up in nightclubs. I gigged first at 15 years old. I watched people that just

amazed me. Clubs were hubs of culture, and in a lot of ways they were so spontaneous. … In Berkeley, where I grew up, all those places are now gone. It was a town where there was a musician class. Now, you can feel that culture is disappearing.” Not completely. Charlie Hunter and Scott Amendola play tunes from Not Getting Behind Is The New Getting Ahead and other music on Tuesday at HSU’s John Van Duzer Theatre. Catch them at 1 p.m. that day on KHUM’s Upstage Live. When the Grammy-winning progressive bluegrass band Nickel Creek broke up in 2007, fiddler Sara Watkins embarked on a solo career, writing and recording her own songs. Her latest disc, Sun Midnight Sun, released earlier this year, finds her in good company with Fiona Apple and Jackson Browne among the guests. (Sara spent the summer opening on Browne’s tour.) On Thursday, Watkins’ own tour hits Humboldt Brews. She’s on the road with Aoife O’Donovan, a founding member of the Boston-based nu folk stringband Crooked Still (the one with Tristan Clarridge on cello). Thursday’s “Jam at the Jam” benefit for the Arcata and Rooney-McKinleyville Children’s Centers brings together the sweet Lyndsey Battle (her daughter Vela goes to the preschool) with the jammin’ Peace of Mind Orchestra, Speakeasy Saints, Hella Kinetic, Brett McFarland, DJ Knutz “and more.” Good cause. In the interest of full disclosure I’ll note that ARMCC did a great job taking care of my preschooler (a long time ago). If you’re Facebook friends with any local musicians, you know about the battle waged this last month in KWPT The Point’s Classic Cover Contest. Thirty-two bands submitted 55 tracks for a series of hardfought elimination rounds. Friday night the winning bands play Blue Lake Casino’s Wave Lounge. A band I’ve not heard of called Tripwire took first place with classic covers of Spirit’s “I Got a Line on You” and “Feelin’ Alright” by Traffic. The

well-dressed Beatles tribute Silver Hammer came in a close second with some excellent Fab Four coverage. Third went to River Valley Mud with vocalist Claire Bent belting out “Piece of my Heart” a la Janis Joplin (kudos to Joe Antrim for the spot-on opening guitar solo), but since RVM has its own show Saturday night at the Jambalaya (with Sour Cream opening), the third spot will be instead filled by SoHum’s Twango Macallan who came in a strong fourth with a cover of ZZ Top’s “Sharp Dressed Man.” Local melodic rockers Angel’s Cut celebrate the release of an eponymous debut CD Friday at the Red Fox with what they describe as “a rock show, a fucking rock show.” Along with tunes from the new record the show includes a bit of burlesque by The Beat Vixens, a photo booth, and more rockin’ fun. Children of the Sun is back after a brief hiatus, playing the Jambalaya Friday with local bluesmen Black Cat Bone. Fair warning: Kids ‘o Sun’s Facebook announcement declares, “We’re going to take our pants off.” Kyle Stasse, aka DJ Knutz, has been a force on the local music scene, working with teens at the MARZ Project and throwing some awesome “Funky Full Moon” record parties at the Ocean Grove, among other things. As the year closes, he’s movin’ on, but first he’s hosting “DJ Knutz’ Final Funkin’ show in Humboldt (for a while)” on Saturday night at Humboldt Brews. All of his vinyl junky friends will be taking turns with “micro sets,” a veritable who’s who of local soul/funk DJs including DJ Red, Matt n’ Adam, DJ Zephyr, Rickshaw, Truth 1, Jaymorg and the Pressure Anya team. (BTW, Jaymorg joins Pressure Anya for Thursday’s Dirty Dancing at the Alibi.) Twas the “Naughty Before Christmas” Saturday and Ba-Dum-Chh Comedy Crew was in the house at Arcata Theatre Lounge, telling jokes and funny stories and such with special guest Johnny Taylor (the comic from Sacto, not the soul singer), plus local surf rock combo Twist of the Python. Ba-Dum-Chh emcee Sherae-O invites you to, “Come laugh with us, or at us, or whatever — it doesn’t matter.”

Stevo DeRosa, aka Astro Tarot, celebrates his birthday Saturday night at the Ocean Grove with an A to Z of electronica by eight producers from here and there: Ages, Ahnnu, DAT-1, Datablend, DTCPU, Mndsgn, Touch and Zanapod. Portland band of the week: Steve Schecter, aka Ghostwriter, a one-man folk punk powerhouse who’s been on the road for a decade strumming his hollow body guitar and growling ditties while keeping time with a foot pedal tambourine. He returns to the Alibi Saturday sharing the bill with local honky tonk heroes Side Iron. Jazz vocalist Donna Landry and The A Train mark 30 years of playing with a reunion Saturday night at the Eureka Inn with Anthony Sanger on piano and multiinstrumentalist Bob Olofson playing “jazz, blues, swing and oldies.” Blues belter Candye Kane is still winning her battle with The Big C. She describes herself in song as a survivor and “the toughest girl alive.” One thing for sure, she rocks, as you’ll see if you make it down to the Riverwood Inn Saturday night. It’s local metal time at Ink Annex Saturday as the Placebo presents an all-ages night of loud with Burning Hash, Enceledus and Locust Furnace. Starts at 7 p.m. Don’t be late. If you remember the name John Biord, it’s probably because he once owned the Eureka Inn but lost it in a foreclosure auction in 2004. As noted in the Journal at the time, Biord was found guilty of failure to pay $117,235 in bed taxes to the city of Eureka (just part of a million plus in debt), and was sentenced to community service and a few days of jail time. Since then the St. Bernard’s grad has been living in Nashville, pursuing a career as a singer/ songwriter/composer in a soft rock/country mode. A recent CD, Cinematik, collects songs he wrote for movies and TV. His 10th single, “Moonlight Baby,” delivered in a vocal style reminiscent of Bruce Cockburn, was just released, a teaser for an upcoming album, his third. He will be back in Eureka Friday night for “An Evening With John Biord and Friends” at the Eureka Theater, not too far from the Inn. ● • North Coast Journal • Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012



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Osprey party: DJ + Elephant Dub B.

Karaoke with KJ Leonard 8pm

Point Cover Contest: Tripwire, Silver Hammer, Twango Macallan 9pm

Chris Gardner Band (country) 9pm

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Donna Landry and The ‘A’ Train 30 Year Reunion (jazz) 9pm

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Throwback Thursday DJ Night w/ Accurate Productions 9pm

CLAM BEACH INN McKinleyville

Kindred Spirits (bluegrass) 9pm

EUREKA INN PALM LOUNGE 518 7th St. Eureka 497-6093

Pint Night Microbrew pints $2

Happy Hour everyday 4-6pm $1 off wells & pints

John Biord & friends 7pm $40/$30

EUREKA THEATER 612 F St. 442-2970

The Fickle Hill Billies (rock) 7-9pm



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GALLAGHER’S Eureka 442-1177

Seabury Gould & Evan Mordan 6:30pm

Pappa Paul (folk) 6:30pm

Pappa Paul (folk) 6:30pm

HUMBOLDT BREWS 826-2739 856 10th St. Arcata

Sara Watkins (of Nickel Creek) Aoife O’Donovan 9:30pm $15

Humboldt Calypso Band (steel band) ToNaOnda (samba) 9:30pm $5

DJ Knutz’s Final FUnKin’ show in Humboldt (DJs) 9pm $5

AM Jazz Band 8pm (FRH)

Humboldt Symphony 8pm (FRH)

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HSU Jazz Orchestra 8pm (FRH) Locust Furnace, Enceledus, B. Hash, 7p

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Children of the Sun, Black Cat Bone 9p

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Bon Swing (gypsy jazz) 7-10pm

Lisa Baney (jazz) 7-10pm

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Jeff DeMark and the La Patinas (songs and stories) 6pm

Bottle Cap Crafts 1pm Winter Arts Faire 10am-6pm $5

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Datablend, Touch, DAT-1, Zanapod 9p DJ Lost (dance music) 10pm

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True Gospel Singers (gospel, blues, soul) 7-9:30pm

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Angels Cut CD Release Party 9pm

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Saturday noon-9pm Nutcracker: Arabian Nights 2012 8pm Candye Kane (blues survivor) 9pm

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Tulip Perfume 3rd Annual Holiday Sale 6-9pm Falling Rocks (roots country swing) 8pm

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ShugaFoot Band (jazz/blues) 8:30pm Ladies night ($1 off drinks) 8pm

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TOBY & JACKS 764 9th St. Arcata

Boss Levelz (DJs) 10pm


TIP TOP CLUB 6269 Loma Ave., Eureka 443-5696

Friday and Saturday lap dance specials

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Throwback Thursdays

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

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Martini Mondays $5 house Martini

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HSU Jazz Club 6pm

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Humboldt Symphony 8pm (FRH)

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Sundaze: Deep Groove Society 9pm Aber Miller (piano) 6-9pm Buddy Reed (blues guitar) 7-9pm Don’t think of it as work Think of it as fun! Mad River Brewery items make great holiday gifts Winter Arts Faire 10am-6pm $5

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Parkway. Joel Sonenshein leads. 839-7063.





A Wild American Forest. 7-9 p.m. Arcata Playhouse, 1251 Ninth St. Film about the Klamath Mountain region followed by discussion with Susan Harrison, an expert on serpentine soils from UC Davis, about revisiting botanical plots set up by Robert Whittaker in the 1960s. $5/$3 sliding scale. 407-7686. Ocean Night Film Screening. 7 p.m. Arcata Theatre Lounge, 1036 G St. Featuring Ikkatsu which follows three kayakers traveling the roadless coast of the Olympic Peninsula. Filmmaker Q&A follows. Sponsored by Ocean Conservancy, Humboldt Surfrider and Humboldt Baykeeper. $3. 822-1220.


Non-therapy Poetry Learning Group. Noon. Arcata Community Center, 321 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Parkway. Share, discuss, explore through new poetry experiences. 442-1466. Nature Joe’s Animals. 6 p.m. Humboldt Hardware, 531 Second St., Eureka. Seeks to entertain and teach respect for animals, through interactive programs and live animal exhibits. 444-2717. Tulip Perfume Holiday Event. 6-9 p.m. Robert Goodman’s Wine Tasting Room, 937 10th St., Arcata. Local perfumes for sale. 826-9463. Move to Amend Affiliate Meeting. 7-8:30 p.m. Humboldt State University Library, Arcata. Get involved in community awareness, fundraising and political activism. 832-2018.

7 6 thursday EVENTS

Jane Hirshfield. 8 p.m. Kate Buchanan Room, HSU. Award-winning poet, translator and essayist reads from collections of her poetry. Followed by an informal booksigning. 826-3928. A Taste of Success. 5-8 p.m. Larrupin’ Cafe, 1658 Patrick’s Point Drive, Trinidad. Fundraiser for the Trinidad Library features savory tapas, jazz by Al Macy and unconventional holiday songs by the Trinidad Civic Club Singers. $40. 677-5089. HSU’s Fall Art and Artisans Fair. 3 p.m. Reese Bullen Gallery, HSU, Arcata. HSU emerging artists sell prints, ceramics, jewelry and more. E-mail RBG@humboldt. edu. 826-5814.

Strongs Creek Plaza Holiday Open House. 5:30-8 p.m. Fortuna. Holiday cheer with merchant specials, holiday treats, carolers, hot pulled pork sandwiches and pumpkin pie. Take a photo with Santa to benefit Fortuna’s Volunteer Fire Departments Santa’s Sleigh program. 725-3200.


McKinleyville Christmas Celebration. 5-7 p.m. McKinleyville Shopping Center. Includes Santa Claus coming to town on a fire truck, free activities for the kids, shops open late and more. 834-6460.


Character Projects. 8 p.m. Dell’Arte, 131 H St., Blue Lake. Eleven actor-creators transform the stage into a collage of individual characters, some comic, some tragic. www. 668-5663. The Fish in My Head. 5 p.m. Orick Community Hall. Dell’Arte’s 32nd annual touring holiday show features a one-of-a-kind theatrical storytelling spectacle celebrat-


ing the mysteries of the imagination through physical comedy, music and song. 668-5663. Shakuntala. 7:30 p.m. Gist Hall Theater, HSU. Familyfriendly magical love story from India with a cast of 20, directed by Rae Robison from an adaptation by Margaret Kelso. Music by Brian Post. $10/$8 students and seniors. 826-3928.


Sara Watkins. 9:30 p.m. Humboldt Brews, 856 10th St., Arcata. Fiddle player best known for her work in the Grammy Award-winning band Nickel Creek. $15. 826-2739. AM Jazz Band. 8 p.m. Fulkerson Recital Hall, HSU. Tunes by Miles Davis, Duke Ellington and Charles Mingus. Original composition by Armando Rivera. $7/$3 students and seniors. 826-3928. Humboldt Folklife Society Group Sing Along. 7-9 p.m. Arcata Community Center, 321 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.



EPIC Open House and Membership Meeting. 5-8 p.m. Environmental Protection Information Center, 145 South G Street, Suite A, Arcata. Connect with EPIC staff and board of directors to talk about forest conservation strategies for the North Coast and provide input for EPIC’s future campaigns! Live music, drinks, appetizers and silent auction. 822-7711. Garberville Arts Alive. 5:30 p.m. Garberville downtown. Holiday edition! Local businesses featuring talented local artists. 923-4789. Warm and Fuzzy Clothing Drive. 6 a.m.-6 p.m. Eureka Co-op, Fourth and B streets. 94.1 KSLG-FM helps local philanthropist Betty Chinn warm those in need. Drop off gently worn jackets, pants, socks, sweaters, gloves and even underwear. 496-4420.


Larry Welcome’s Holiday Extravaganza. 8 p.m. Arcata Playhouse, 1251 Ninth St. Annual holiday production

featuring live music and comedy with Lynne and Bob Wells, David Ferney, Amy Tetzlaff, Jacqueline Dandeneau, Tim Randles, Tim Gray and Marla Joy. $10. 822-1575. Anything Goes. 8 p.m. North Coast Repertory Theatre, 300 Fifth St., Eureka. NCRT continues its 29th season with the musical comedy featuring music and lyrics by Cole Porter. $18. 442-6278. Annie. 8 p.m. Ferndale Repertory Theatre, 447 Main St. Tony Award winning, beloved family musical tells the rags-to-riches story of spunky young Annie. $18/$16 students. 800-838-3006. Alice in Wonderland. 5:45 p.m. Arcata High School, 1720 M St. Six Rivers Charter High School’s annual winter performance. One act version of Lewis Carroll’s classic tale. Features dinner with carnivorous and vegetarian option. $15. srchs-nhuhsd-ca. 825-2428. Shakuntala. 7:30 p.m. Gist Hall Theater. See Dec. 6 listing. Character Projects. 8 p.m. Dell’Arte. See Dec. 6 listing.


Season of Wonder and Light. 6-9 p.m. Arcata Plaza, Ninth and G streets. Arcata Main Street Holiday Open House. Marching Lumberjacks escort Santa to the Plaza, special window displays, music, grand tree at Jacoby’s Storehouse and decorations. 822-4500. Electric Lighted Parade. 6:30 p.m. Parade leaves Fortuna’s Redwood Village Shopping Center at 6:30 p.m., travels through town to downtown and entries are then displayed in the streets from Ninth to 12th streets. Big rigs, floats and other vehicles decked out in festive lights. 725-3959. Downtown Fortuna Holiday Open House. 5-8 p.m. Downtown Fortuna. Strolling musicians, activities, refreshments, Santa and Mrs. Claus. www. 725-3959. Arkley Center Family Christmas. 6 p.m. Arkley Center for the Performing Arts, 412 G St., Eureka. Holiday music, with local guests CR Jazz Orchestra, Freshwater Chorus, Eureka High School’s Limited Edition. Plus Santa! Bring Toys for Tots donations! $5. 442-1956. Willow Creek-China Flat Museum Christmas Bazaar. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Willow Creek China-Flat Museum, 38949 CA-299. Over 40 local crafters rep-

The Poet

resented with lots of Bigfoot items and other crafts. 530-629-2653.


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HSU University Singers and “esteemed.” A graduate of Princeton, she studied at Humboldt Chorale. 8 p.m. Fulkerthe San Francisco Zen Center and received lay orson Recital Hall, HSU. Holiday concert dination in Soto Zen following years of monastic features Schubert’s Mass in G, the full practice at the Tassajara Zen Mountain Center. orchestral version of Leroy Anderson’s She’s the author of seven award-winning “Sleigh Ride” plus excerpts from Handel’s poetry collections, most recently Come, Thief, Messiah, with the audience invited to published by Knopf last year. Her book of sing along on the Hallelujah Chorus. $7/$3 essays, Nine Gates: Entering the Mind of students and seniors. HSUMusic.blogspot. Poetry, is routinely used in poetry courses. com. 826-3928. Angels Cut CD Release Party. 7 p.m. Red She’s edited anthologies collecting the Fox Tavern, Eureka. Humboldt County melodic D L work of women poets from the past E I F H rockers release their debut 12-song LP. Also, ANE HIRSNICK ROZSA with an emphasis on poets from Japan. J TO BY sets by Lacero, Tallboy and Arcata’s Beat Vixens. PHO Her poems have appeared in publications includ269-0282. ing The New Yorker, The Atlantic Magazine and The American John Biord and Friends. 7 p.m. Eureka Theater, 612 Poetry Review. She’s been honored with fellowships from the F St. Current Nashville singer/songwriter celebrates the Guggenheim and Rockefeller Foundations, the National Endowrelease of his third album with a full band show. $30/$40 ment for the Arts and the Academy of American Poets, where reserved seating.


Sigur Rós: Valtari Film Experiment. 9 p.m. Arcata Theatre Lounge, 1036 G St. Join Sigur Rós fans from around the world for a unique program of short films with public screenings on all seven continents. $5. arcatatheater. com. 822-1220.


Friends of the Arcata Marsh Lecture. 7:30-9 p.m. Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary Interpretive Center, 600 S. G St. Retired Humboldt State biology professor Milt Boyd will speak on “Humboldt Bay Is Our Home,” which focuses on the history and ecology of the Arcata Marsh. RSVP. 826-2359.


Willow Creek Library Story Hour. 1 p.m. Willow Creek Library, Highways 299 and 96. Kids story and craft times. 530-629-2146.


Truckers Christmas Convoy. 6 p.m. Parade of huge trucks

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she was recently elected a chancellor. American Poet magazine describes her as “one of our finest, most memorable contemporary poets.” But enough on her resume and accolades. We’ll let her poetry speak for her. (But first we should mention that she’s coming to read her work on Thursday, Dec. 6, in HSU’s Kate Buchanan Room.) Sometimes The Heart Is a Shallow Autumn River Is rock and shadow, bird. Is fry, as the smallest fish are called, darting in the pan of nearness. The frog’s flawless interpretation of the music “Leaf” is a floating black-eyed emerald slipped between the water and its reflections. And caution, and hope, and sorrow? As umbrellas are, to a mountain or field of grass. The poems is included in Come, Thief (Alfred A. Knopf, 2011) and reprinted here with permission from Hirshfield. Jane Hirshfield will read selections from her work on Thursday, Dec. 6 at 8 p.m. in HSU’s Kate Buchanan Room, followed by an informal book signing. A selection of her work will be available for purchase. The reading is sponsored by the Department of English and the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. The event is free and open to anyone who loves poetry. — Bob Doran

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The Fish in My Head. 7:30 p.m. Dell’Arte. Dell’Arte’s 32nd annual touring holiday show features a one-of-a-kind theatrical storytelling spectacle celebrating the mysteries of the imagination through physical comedy, music and song. 668-5663.

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Arts! Arcata. 6-9 p.m. Arcata Plaza, Ninth and G streets. Holiday edition! Self-guided, public art phenomenon featuring the work of over 60 visual artists and live musicians at over 30 participating locations. E-mail info@ 822-4500. Willow Creek-China Flat Museum Christmas Bazaar. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Willow Creek China-Flat Museum, 38949 on State Route 299. Over 40 local crafters represented with lots of Bigfoot items and other crafts. 530-629-2653.


Gospel Holiday Concerts. 7-9 p.m. First Presbyterian Church of Eureka, 819 15th St. Arcata Interfaith Gospel Choir, AIGC Youth Choir and the McKinleyville Community Choir perform holiday favorites. $10. 822-4444.


The Nutcracker: Opening Night Gala. 8 p.m. Arkley Center for the Performing Arts, 412 G St., Eureka. North Coast Dance presents holiday classic. Opening night gala. $20/$20 kids. 442-1956.


Annie. 8 p.m. Ferndale Repertory Theatre. Tony Award winning, beloved family musical tells the rags-to-riches story of spunky young Annie. $18/$16 students. 800-838-3006. The Fish in My Head. 7:30 p.m. Dell’Arte. See Dec. 8 listing.

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Trinidad Holiday Ball. 6 p.m. Trinidad Town Hall, 409 Trinity St. Dinner, raffle, door prizes, music by Joe Garceau and DJ dancing. $30. 677-1610.


Christmas Brass Band. 1-3 p.m. Ferndale Main Street.



Saxophone quartet and a brass ensemble stroll Main Street for your holiday entertainment, playing traditional Christmas favorites. 786-4477. Gospel Holiday Concerts. 7-9 p.m. Arcata Presbyterian Church. See Dec. 14 listing.


The Nutcracker: Sugar Plum Fairy Matinee. 4 p.m. Arkley Center for the Performing Arts, 412 G St., Eureka. North Coast Dance presents holiday classic. $20/$12 children. 442-1956.


The Fish in My Head. 7:30 p.m. Dell’Arte. See Dec. 8 listing. Annie. 8 p.m. Ferndale Repertory Theatre. See Dec. 7 listing.

DEC. 16


Annual Christmas Lighted Tractor Parade. 7 p.m. Ferndale Main Street. Local farmers and ranchers parade fancifully decorated tractors and tractor-drawn wagons depicting holiday scenes. 786-4477. Holiday Handmade/Makers’ Fair. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Bayside Grange, 2297 Jacoby Creek Road. Crafters and artists gifts, baked goods and beverages and decorations of the season. Featuring live music from the Bayside Grange Music Project, Mon Petit Chou, The Soulful Sidekicks and SquarPeg. $1. E-mail 822-9998. Annual Old Fashioned Chicken Dinner. 4-7 p.m. Ferndale Community Center, Firemen’s Park. Prior to Tractor Parade. Hot dinner of baked chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy, vegetable, homemade French bread, beverage and dessert. $12/$6 kids. 786-9719. Willow Creek-China Flat Museum Christmas Bazaar. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. See Dec. 7 listing.


Kitka. 7 p.m. Arcata Playhouse, 1251 Ninth St. Powerhouse women’s vocal ensemble makes a Humboldt stop on its 2012 Wintersongs Tour. $20/$18 adv. arcataplayhouse. org. 822-1575.


The Nutcracker: Sunday Matinee. 2 p.m. Arkley Center for the Performing Arts, 412 G St., Eureka. North Coast Dance presents the annual holiday tradition. $20/$12

children. 442-1956.


The Fish in My Head. 7:30 p.m. Dell’Arte. See Dec. 8 listing. Annie. 2 p.m. Ferndale Repertory Theatre. See Dec. 7 listing.

DEC. 18


The Nutcracker. 7 p.m. Arkley Center for the Performing Arts. See Dec. 15 listing.


Winter Concert. 7-9 p.m. Fortuna High School, 379 12th St. Holiday favorites, including highlights from “The Nutcracker Suite,” “O Come O Come Emmanuel,” and “Sabbath Prayer” from Fiddler on the Roof. Music by Fortuna High School Symphonic Band, Fortuna High School Jazz Express and Camarada Singers. $5. E-mail smcclimon@ 725-4461.

DEC. 19


The Nutcracker. 7 p.m. Arkley Center for the Performing Arts. See Dec. 15 listing.

DEC. 21


McKinleyville Arts Night. 6-8 p.m. Various locations throughout McKinleyville. Holiday edition! Celebration of local artists and their works. 834-6460. Live Nativity. 6-8 p.m. First Covenant Church Carriage House, 2526 J St., Eureka. Jesus! Mary! Joseph! View eight different scenes while listening to a recorded narrative from the comfort of your car. www.fcceureka. org. 442-6774.

DEC. 22


Live Nativity. 6-8 p.m. First Covenant Church Carriage House. See Dec. 21 listing.

DEC. 23


Live Nativity. 6-8 p.m. First Covenant Church Carriage House. See Dec. 21 listing.

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No Escape Show of hands. Who out there is fidgeting over the Dec. 21 end of the Mayan calendar? Anyone? Yeah. I didn’t think so. Now, who here is losing it thinking about how close we are to the Dec. 25 calendar square. Uh huh. Thought so. People be nervous. The end of the world is much less scary than forced family togetherness and gift dispersal. But there’s no sense in denying it. Christmas = here. And as far as your community is concerned, this weekend really is the biggest box under the tree. Take the kiddies out. See your friends. Buy stuff. Dread together. Here are your geographic highlights: EUREKA: Save yourselves some pain and cut your pets’ ears off, E-town! Saturday, Dec. 8, at 6 p.m. the Truckers Christmas Convoy HONK, HONK, HONKS its way through a Harris Street/I Street/Seventh Street/Myrtle Avenue loop featuring brightly lit, tone-deaf big rigs hauling you some holiday cheer. ARCATA: Shop ’til you drop (or you’re done shopping). The Arcata Plaza is looking its holiday best in anticipation of Arcata Main Street’s Season of Wonder and Light open house, 6-9 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 7. Santa will roll onto the plaza in an antique fire truck before taking up residence in Jacoby’s Storehouse — home to a dazzling Christmas tree and carolers aplenty. MCKINLEYVILLE: Before his Arcata gig, Santa will offer some lap in the old Plaza Design location as part of McKinleyville’s Christmas Celebration at the McKinleyville Shopping Center, 5-7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 6. Sing along with the McKinleyville Community Choir, get your face painted and get a balloon animal — we want a platypus — while you buy all the stuff your family must have. FORTUNA: The Friendly City’s everybodyshop-night is Friday, Dec. 7, 5-8 p.m. The evening is enhanced by the annual Electric Lighted Parade — featuring sparkly big rigs, floats and small town spirit — which leaves the Redwood Village Shopping Center at 6:30 p.m. REDWAY: Down SoHum way, find the perfect locally made treasures at the annual Winter Arts Faire on both Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 8 and 9, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. More than 60 booths of stuff you can wrap, food, music … and yes, Santa. — Andrew Goff

decorated with Christmas lights begins at Redwood Acres, travels down I Street to Seventh Street then down Myrtle Ave. and back to the fairgrounds. HONK, HONK, HONK… HONK, HONK, HONK… HONK, HONK, HONK … HUH-HONK! 442-5744. 23rd Annual Candlelight Walk. 5-8 p.m. Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park Visitors Center, Newton B. Drury Scenic Parkway, Orick. Candlelit walk through the redwood forest, followed by storytelling around a warm, friendly fire then return to the Prairie Creek visitor center for refreshments and auctions. $5. E-mail debi@ 464-9150. Fern Cottage Christmas. 1-4 p.m. Fern Cottage, 2121 Centerville Road, Ferndale. 144-year-old home holds open house. Food and beverages. Music by Eureka Symphony Choir Ensemble. Raffle. $10/$7 kids. 444-8559. Annual Winter Arts Faire. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Mateel Community Center, 59 Rusk Lane, Redway. Over 60 handmade artisan booths, delectable country-style cuisine, diverse musical entertainment, children’s storytelling, and a visit from Santa both days. $3. 923-3368. Community Chanukah Celebration. 4:30 p.m.-8:30 a.m. Bayside Grange, 2297 Jacoby Creek Road. Menorah candle lighting at 5 p.m. followed by folk dancing with local band Chubritza, sing-a-long, Dreydl games, raffle and potato latkes with all the trimmings. $12. templebetheleureka. com. 616-3494. Wiyot Tribe’s Holiday Craft Fair. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Loleta School, 700 Loleta Drive. VFW Craft Fair. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Arcata Veterans Memorial Building, 1425 J St. Hand-made items, soaps and lotions, jewelry and fresh baked goods. 785-845-3126. Willow Creek-China Flat Museum Christmas Bazaar. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Willow Creek China-Flat Museum. See Dec. 7 listing. Children’s Holiday Gift Making Workshop. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. United Methodist Church of the Joyful Healer, 1944 Central Ave., McKinleyville. Children make nice, low cost Christmas gifts for their family and friends as an alternative to shopping. 845-5995. Holiday Crafts Workshop. 1-4 p.m. Humboldt Coastal Nature Center, 220 Stamps Lane, Manila. Make natureinspired holiday gifts. $6/$4 kids. 444-1397. Annual Holiday Craft Market. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Arcata Community Center, 321 Community Park Way. Holiday music, food and hand crafted items from over 40 local artisans. $1 donation. 822-7091.


‘Twas the Night Before Christmas. 6 p.m. Eureka High School Auditorium, 1915 J St. Holiday ballet inspired by Clement C. Moore’s classic poem and performed by Trillium Dance Studios by and for children of all ages. $12/$8 kids/seniors. 822-8408. Nutcracker: Arabian Nights!. 2 and 5 p.m. Redwood Raks World Dance Studio, 824 L St., Arcata. Belly dance version of the classic Nutcracker tale for all ages. $10/$8 students and seniors. 616-6876. Burlesque For The Holidays. Midnight. North Coast Repertory Theatre, 300 Fifth St., Eureka. The Ooh La La Girls bring their fun cabaret and burlesque numbers to the North Coast for the holidays. Performance benefits HSU dance. 223-4172. Candy Cane Lane. 2 p.m. Arkley Center for the Performing Arts, 412 G St., Eureka. Join No Limits Dance Academy, Holly Berry, Miss Marshmallow, Starla Shine and Suzy Snowflake as they travel down Candy Cane Lane in search of the North Pole and Santa Claus. $13/$9 kids. 442-1956.


Christmas Brass Band. 1-3 p.m. Ferndale Main Street. Saxophone quartet and a brass ensemble strolls Main Street from for your holiday entertainment, playing

traditional Christmas favorites. www.victorianferndale. org. 786-4477.


The Fish in My Head. 7:30 p.m. Eureka Theater. See Dec. 6 listing. Larry Welcome’s Holiday Extravaganza. 8 p.m. Arcata Playhouse. See Dec. 7 listing. Anything Goes. 8 p.m. North Coast Repertory Theatre. See Dec. 7 listing. Character Projects. 8 p.m. Dell’Arte. See Dec. 6 listing. Shakuntala. 7:30 p.m. Gist Hall Theater. See Dec. 6 listing.


DJ Knutz’s Final Funkin’ Show. 9 p.m.-1:30 a.m. Humboldt Brews, 856 10th St., Arcata. DJ Knutz’ last Humboldt show features micro sets by the man of the hour, King Maxwell, Truth 1, Jaymorg, Matt n’ Adam, DJ Red, DJ Zephyr, Rickshaw, DJ Anya and Gabe Pressure. $5. 805-798-5953. HSU Jazz Orchestra. 8 p.m. Fulkerson Recital Hall, HSU. Medley by free jazz pioneer Carla Bley, plus tunes by Dizzy Gillespie, Charles Mingus, Thelonious Monk, Benny Carter and gypsy jazz great Django Reinhardt. $7/$3 students and seniors. 826-3928.


John Wesa’s Open Studio and Art Sale. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. 1255 Creek Court, McKinleyville. Locally known and nationally recognized serigrapher shows his screen prints, paintings and other works. 839-0855. Second Saturday Family Arts Day. 2-4 p.m. Morris Graves Museum of Art, 636 F St., Eureka. From card making, to decorative ornaments, participants can choose to forget the holiday spending for a more economical and meaningful gift giving option. / HACMGMA. 442-0278. Holiday Studio Sale. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Thimbleberry Threads Studio, 4460 Dows Prairie Road, McKinleyville. Gifts and art by local artists. Refreshments. E-mail kabat@ 839-3831.


Bird Survey. 8 a.m. Shay Park, Arcata. Assist Audubon’s Rob Fowler on his ebird site survey. 839-3493. Audubon Society Arcata Marsh Field Trip. 8:30 a.m. Meet in parking lot at end of South I St. Led by Gary Friedrichsen. Bring binoculars and have a great morning birding. Rain or shine. 442-9353. Riparian Restoration Volunteer Workday. 9 a.m.-noon. Humboldt Bay National Wildlife Refuge, 1020 Ranch Road, Loleta. Restore riparian habitat by planting native trees and shrubs. Bring drinking water and gloves. www.fws. gov/humboldtbay. 733-5406. Invasive Plant Work Day. 9 a.m. Meet at the first parking lot in from Samoa Boulevard on South I Street. Involves pulling weeds from the salt marsh restoration area, as well as removing Pampas grass, teasel and ivy. 822-8184. Manila Dunes Restoration. 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Humboldt Coastal Nature Center, 220 Stamps Lane, Manila. Morning of invasive plant removal. Bring water, wear comfortable work clothes. Tools, gloves and cookies provided. 444-1397. Friends of the Marsh Tour. 2 p.m. Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary Interpretive Center, 600 S. G St. Meet leader Jane Wilson for a 90-minute walk focusing on the ecology of the marsh. 826-2359.


Arcata Winter Farmer’s Market. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Open space just outside Brio Café, Arcata. Fresh, local produce.


Annual Anarchist Bookfair. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Manila Community Center, 1611 Peninsula Drive, Arcata. Radical

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continued from previous page publishers, author presentations, books, ‘zines, pamphleteers, information about local grassroots campaigns and resource centers, Kid’s Corner featuring arts and crafts, free food all day. 616-4700.


Jackie Foote Memorial Breakfast. 8-11 a.m. Arcata High School, 1720 M St. Annual Career and College Center pancake breakfast. CR Ag Program Tree Sale. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. College of the Redwoods, 7351 Tompkins Hill Road, Eureka. Students on hand to help you load your tree. Wreaths and poinsettias also available. $26. E-mail 599-1338. Traditional Tibetan Buddhist Meditation. 11 a.m. Arcata Holistic Health Center, 940 Ninth St. Dalai Ani Kunzang Drolma leads meditation sessions. E-mail 825-1088. Fortuna High Music Department Tri-Tip Dinner. 5-8 p.m. Fortuna Veterans Hall/Memorial Building, 1426 Main St. Performances by Fortuna High School Camarada Singers and Jazz Express. Fundraiser for a March trip to Anaheim. $15. E-mail 725-4461.


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Fortuna Christmas Music Festival. 12:30 p.m. Fortuna River Lodge, 1800 Riverwalk Drive. Annual traditional holiday program features tubas, accordions, barbershop singers, choirs, bands and a full orchestra. 725-3959. McKinleyville Community Choir. 3 p.m. Azalea Hall, 1620 Pickett Road, McKinleyville. Familiar favorites, new pieces. Join the choir in singing traditional carols to put you in a holiday mood. E-mail 822-7575.


Larry Welcome’s Holiday Extravaganza. 2 p.m. Arcata Playhouse. See Dec. 7 listing. Shakuntala. 2 p.m. Gist Hall Theater, HSU. See Dec. 6 listing. Annie Matinee. 2 p.m. Ferndale Repertory Theatre. See Dec. 7 listing. Character Projects. 8 p.m. Dell’Arte. See Dec. 6 listing.


HSU University Singers and Humboldt Chorale. 8 p.m. Fulkerson Recital Hall. See Dec. 7 listing.


Holiday Studio Sale. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Thimbleberry Threads Studio. See Dec. 8 listing.


John Wesa’s Open Studio and Art Sale. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. See Dec. 8 listing.


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


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


Flea Market. 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Redwood Acres Fairground, 3750 Harris St., Eureka. Lots o’ stuff! $0.50. 822-5292. CR Ag Program Tree Sale. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. College of the Redwoods. See Dec. 8 listing. Trinidad Elementary School Craft Fair. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Trinidad School, 300 Trinity. Benefits the school library and helps to pay for the sixth graders class trip to Mendocino Woodlands Outdoor School. 677-3631. Redwood Coast Scrabble Club. 1-5 p.m. Arcata Community Center, 321 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Parkway. Fun with words. 677-9242. Transition Humboldt. 4-6 p.m. The Link, 1385 Eighth Street, Arcata. Organizational meeting for anyone interested in developing Transition Town initiatives. /www. 845-7272.

10 monday DANCE

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

11 tuesday THEATER

Hello Dolly Auditions. 7 p.m. Music Dept. Building, HSU. Be prepared to sing and read scenes from the show.


CR Jazz Orchestra. 7 p.m. College of the Redwoods, 7351 Tompkins Hill Road, Eureka. Forum Theater. Includes Christmas Big Band Swing and small group ensembles. 800-641-0400. Charlie Hunter and Scott Amendola. 8 p.m. Van Duzer Theatre, HSU. Bay Area underground eight-string jazz guitarist Hunter joined by multi-genre drummer Amendola. $25/$5 HSU students. 826-3928.


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. Eureka Fair Wage Act Meeting. 6:15 p.m. Eureka Labor Temple, 840 E St. Volunteer training meeting for those interested in gathering signatures for a proposed ordinance that would require employers with 25 or more workers in

Eureka to pay a $12 minimum wage. 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.

12 wednesday EVENTS

Holiday Open House. 1-3:30 p.m. Tri-County Independent Living, 2822 Harris St., Eureka. Refreshments, snacks and holiday cheer. 445-8405.


Hello Dolly Auditions. 7 p.m. See Dec. 11 listing.


Eel River Valley Founders BNI. 7:30-9 a.m. Victorian Inn, 400 Ocean Ave., Ferndale. Meeting of local business owners. 407-6827. Snowy Plover Meeting. 7 p.m. Azalea Hall, 1620 Pickett Road, McKinleyville. Discuss options for predator management strategies for the protection of snowy plover. 822-7201.


Eureka Mindfulness Group. 7:15 p.m. First Christian Church Eureka, 730 K St. Led by Cindee Grace. Topic: “Breaking the Grip of Cravings.” Fragrance free, please. $3/$6 free will donation. 269-7044.

13 thursday THEATER

The Fish in My Head. 7:30 p.m. Dell’Arte. See Dec. 6 listing. Anything Goes. 8 p.m. North Coast Repertory Theatre. See Dec. 7 listing.


Non-therapy Poetry Learning Group. Noon. Arcata Community Center. See Dec. 6 listing.

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book Anything Worth Doing Sundog Book Publishing

It’s tough to  write a book about  river rafting. Rivers are both the setting for and  main character in any rafting trip, and guides  often ascribe both human and supernatural aspects to the rivers they run. Guides themselves  can be incredible storytellers, but those stories  don’t necessarily translate from around the  campfire to the page. Jo Deurbrouck makes an admirable attempt  to bring one of these incredible stories to life in  her book, Anything Worth Doing. She follows  two men, professional raft guides Jon Barker  and Clancy Reece, as they run some of the wildest stretches of river in the Pacific Northwest.  Barker and Reece meet on the campus of LewisClark State College, where Barker is a theater  professor and Reece his favorite student. Barker  takes Reece under his wing and teaches him  to guide the Snake River through Idaho’s Hell’s  Canyon. Years later, they plan a rafting trip that  traces the Salmon River from its source in the  Sawtooth Wilderness all the way to the Pacific  Ocean. They also plan to run the entire 912 miles  in a metal dory.  Many authors could write an entire book  on this eccentric adventure.  You’ve got a gorgeous wilderness setting, two brave and slightly  crazy characters, and the ever-changing, often  threatening river. But unfortunately, Deurbrouck  can’t seem to pump enough information from  her subjects to flesh out the story. Barker isn’t  much of a talker in his brief interviews with the  author. And (spoiler alert) Reece can only speak  through old journal entries and letters.  The month-long journey, which crosses  three states and includes several near death  experiences, reads like the Cliff Note’s version  — it’s over in 40 pages — of the epic adventure.  During those 40 pages, the reader gains little  insight into the inner lives of Barker or Reece.  Instead, the story whips ahead at a manic pace,  gliding along the surface of the rafters’ subsequent river trips. Finally, Barker and Reece find  themselves back on the Salmon at its peak high  water. This time, they will test themselves to  see how far they can row in a 24-hour period. Ironically, as the rafters pick up the pace,  Deurbrouck slows hers. In her last 60 pages,  she details every curve of the Salmon’s rapids  and every instinctive decision the rafters make  (some genius and others tragic). It feels as if  Deurbrouck has been holding back, waiting  until this last run to unleash her storytelling. In  her last chapters, Anything Worth Doing finally  translates from the campfire to the page. — Amy Cirincione

Brad Pitt breaks out his gentle pump-action shotgun in Killing Them Softly.

Pitt of Despair

Brad skulks through a dark and beautiful underworld in one of the year’s best movies By John J. Bennett


KILLING THEM SOFTLY. With this adaptation of George V. Higgins’ novel, writer/director Andrew Dominik (Chopper, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford) saved my weekend. The Collection put me in a pretty dark mood (see below), but then Dominik came along and shone a light — a cynical, somber and brutal light, but an inspiring one nonetheless. After some numbskulls knock over a high-stakes card game, a professional heavy named Jackie (Brad Pitt) is enlisted to clean up the mess. That’s essentially the entire plot, but from the jarring editing of the opening sequence to the authoritative gavel-slam of a closing speech, Killing Them Softly is much, much more than its plot. Gorgeous and inventive, the movie is filled with rich, velvety black tones, wood-grained interiors, rain-spattered

windshields and tendrils of smoke against blasted skies. Almost everyone is disheveled and sweaty, with crassness and greed leaking out of every greasy pore. Sounds are everywhere, from buzzing fluorescent lights to creaking hinges. There isn’t much hope in this world; regret, error and consequence don’t leave much room for it. The action takes place in 2008, and Dominik uses TV news and election coverage as a leitmotif throughout, cleverly linking that year’s macroeconomic collapse with the fortunes of street-level criminal enterprise. Pitt’s Jackie is the only real free agent in the mix, and he’s consistently stymied by the rule-by-committee of his unseen employers, represented by a mid-level functionary (Richard Jenkins, never better). Jackie’s clarity of vision enables him to draw clear, hard conclusions about what is and what needs to be done. But everyone around him is weak, shortsighted or a

victim of his own poor decision-making. Even one his most reliable contractors (James Gandolfini) has become a drunken, slovenly mess reciting a litany of his past mistakes. Killing Them Softly projects a bleak, misanthropic worldview, and yet it’s not depressing or lugubrious. Instead, the narrative swells contemplatively. Each scene breathes and moves with intention, building organically toward the dark, bloody climax. Nothing is rushed or out of place: Every element — from costuming to camera movement to performance — contributes perfectly to the pace and tone of the whole. I should caution that this movie is decidedly not for everyone. My wife, who loves crime movies as much as anyone, couldn’t stand the slow pace and general lack of action. And what action we get is some of the most graphically violent I’ve seen in some time. But at this moment, Killing Them Softly is my favorite movie of the year, for its darkly comic political satire as much as its beautiful depiction of ugly material. It contains some of the best acting, sound design, cinematography and direction in recent memory. I’d say it’s just about perfect. R. 97m. THE COLLECTION. I keep dragging myself to these stupid horror movies in the vain hope that one will surprise me with inventiveness or artful execution. This is the behavior of an insane person. Maybe now that I’ve hit rock bottom I’ll have learned my lesson. And unless you’re one of the three other people who watched this over the weekend, maybe you were lucky or smart enough to learn yours the easy way. This sequel to The Collector (2009), which I’m thankful not to have seen, introduces us to 20-something Elena (Emma Fitzpatrick). A pointless flashback informs us that her mother died when Elena was continued on next page

Dec. 6 Dec. 12 Thurs Dec 6 - Ocean Night featuring Ikkatsu Doors at 6:30 p.m. $3 All ages Fri Dec 7 - Sigur Rós – Valtari Film Experiment Doors 8:30 p.m. $5 All ages Sun Dec 9 - Elf (2003) Doors 5:30 p.m. $5 Rated PG Mon Dec 10 - Giant Screen Monday Night Football Doors at 5:15 p.m. Free All ages Wed Dec 12 - Sci Fi Night ft. The Snow Creature (1954) Doors at 6 p.m. All ages Free • 822-1220 • 1036 G St.• •North Thursday, deC. Dec.6,6,2012 North Coast Coast JourNal Journal •• thursday, 2012

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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 * = SAt ONLY 1223 Broadway Street, Eureka **= dAILY (ExcEpt Sat) Times are for 12/7- 12/13 unless otherwise noted. PLAYING FOR KEEPS *10:40, 1:10, 3:50, 6:30, 9:10 LORd OF thE RINGS mARAthON *10:00 a.m. KILLING thEm SOFtLY *11:15, 1:45, 4:15, 6:45, 9:25 thE COLLECtION **12:55, **3:05, **5:15, 7:30, 9:40 LIFE OF PI 2D 11:50, 5:40 LIFE OF PI 3d 2:45, 8:40 RISE OF thE GuARdIANS 2D 12:30, 3:00, 5:30 RISE OF thE GuARdIANS 3d *10:10. 8:00 REd dAWN 12:10, 2:30, 4:50, 7:10, 9:30 ENd OF WAtCh 9:15 LINCOLN *10:30, 1:40, 5:05, 8:30 tWILIGht: BREAKING dAWN Pt. 2 12:20, 3:10, 6:00, 8:50 SKYFALL *11:25, 2:35, 5:50, 9:05 FLIGht 1:15, 4:30, **7:50 WRECK It RALPh 2D 12:05, 2:50, 5:35, 8:15 ARGO 12:45, 3:35, 6:25

mill Creek Cinema 707-839-3456 * = SAt ONLY

1575 Betty Court, McKinleyville **= FRI & SuN Times are for 12/7- 12/13 unless otherwise noted. LORd OF thE RINGS mARAthON *10:00 a.m. PLAYING FOR KEEPS *10:10, 12:40, 3:20, 5:55, 8:30 KILLING thEm SOFtLY *10:30,**2:00, 4:25, 6:50, 9:15 RISE OF thE GuARdIANS 3d *10:15, **12:30 5:30 RISE OF thE GuARdIANS 2d *12:30, 3:00, 8:00 LIFE OF PI 2D **11:45, 5:45 LIFE OF PI 3d 2:45, 8:45 LINCOLN *10:30,**1:45, 5:10, 8:35 tWILIGht: BREAKING dAWN Pt. 2 12:20, 3:10, 6:00, 8:50 SKYFALL 11:30, 2:35, 5:50, 9:05 thE COLLECtION (DoES noT play SaT.) 12:50, 2:55, 5:05, 7:15, 9:25

minor theatre 707-822-3456

* = SAt - SuN 1001 H Street, arcata Times are for 12/7- 12/13 unless otherwise noted.


*2:50, 5:50, 8:50 *2:30, 4:50, 7:10, 9:30 *2:00, 5:20, 8:40

Fortuna theater

707-725-2121 *= SAt-SuN 1241 Main Street, Fortuna ** = FRI-SAt Times are for 12/7 - 12/13 unless otherwise noted. FLIGht *12:30, 3:30, 6:30, **9:30 RISE OF thE GuARdIANS 3d *2:25 RISE OF thE GuARdIANS 2D *12:05, 4:45, 7:05, **9:25 LIFE OF PI 2D 3:55, **9:40 LIFE OF PI 3d *12:40, 6:40 REd dAWN *12:20, *2:35, 4:55, 7:15, **9:35 tWILIGht: BREAKING dAWN Pt. 2 *1:15, 4:05, 7:00, **9:45 SKYFALL *12:50, 4:20, 7:30 thE hOBBIt: AN uNEXPECtEd JOuRNEY 12/3 @ Midnight

Garberville theater 707-923-3580

766 Redwood Drive, Garberville SKYFALL

12/7 - 12/13: 7:30 EXCEpT: 12/5: 6:30

continued from previous page quite young. She lives in a mansion with her father, played by the usually entertaining Christopher McDonald (Happy Gilmore, HBO’s Boardwalk Empire). One night a friend talks her into attending a top secret back alley rave. Unfortunately, a hulking weirdo in a turtleneck and a bag for a mask has the whole place rigged with Rube Goldberg knife contraptions. He kills several hundred people, then abducts Elena to add her to, you guessed it, The Collection. (He’s apparently an entomologist as well as a psychopath and amateur surgeon, so he keeps a collection of people/mutilated corpses. As if they were insects. Subtle.) The lone survivor of the first movie, a burglar named Arkin (Josh Stewart), escapes the carnage. But then he’s conscripted by some low-rent mercenaries in the employ of Elena’s father. He’s the only man alive who knows the secrets of the Collector’s lair, you see. It goes exactly as you’d expect from there: lots of entrails, impalings, screaming and grunting, etc. Oh, and plenty of slow-motion sequences and unnecessary insert shots to stretch the whole thing to a barely feature-length run time of 82 minutes. I won’t knock torture-porn: It’s not my thing, and that’s okay. But this is dull, sloppy, unimaginative moviemaking, and that I will complain about. I have no idea how anybody convinced costars Lee Tergesen (Oz, Wayne’s World) and Andre Royo (The Wire) to participate, but that person should be ashamed. These guys deserve better. R. 82m. —John J. Bennett


PLAYING FOR KEEPS. Scottish beefcake Gerard Butler stars as a retired soccer star who winds up coaching his son’s team and being swarmed by googly-eyed suburban soccer moms, who are presumably the target audience here. PG13. 106m. ANNA KARENINA. Director Joe Wright (Atonement, Pride & Prejudice) adapts Tolstoy’s classic novel of romance, aristocracy and self-determination with a cast led by Keira Knightly, Jude Law and Matthew MacFadyen. R. 129m. THE LORD OF THE RINGS TRILOGY MARATHON. One can only assume that the people who spend 13 hours and 32 minutes (counting previews and short breaks) watching the extended director’s cuts of Peter Jackson’s epic trilogy this Saturday at the Broadway or Mill Creek cinemas (starting at 10 a.m.) will emerge looking like Gollum. I mean, what will they eat, Whoppers and popcorn? It’s an eclectic week at the Arcata The-

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atre Lounge. This Thursday’s Ocean Night will feature a documentary called Ikkatsu, which follows three sea kayakers as they paddle along Washington’s Olympic Peninsula documenting flotsam from last year’s Japanese tsunami. (The title, loosely translated from Japanese, means “all together.”) The filmmakers will be on hand for Q & A. 6:30 p.m. Friday night brings a collection of short films set to the ethereal tracks on Valtari, the latest album by Icelandic post-rockers Sigur Rós. Hallucinogenics optional. 9 p.m. On Sunday, let Will Ferrell inject you with Christmas cheer via the deliciously goofy Elf (2003). 6 p.m. And finally, here’s what you need to know about The Snow Creature (1954), showing at next Wednesday’s Sci-Fi Pint and Pizza Night: “Half man! Half monster! Terrorizes city, abducts women, annihilates men!” Doors at 6 p.m., movie at 7.


ARGO. Ben Affleck can direct! Here he helms and stars in a thrilling and surprisingly funny account of the 1979-80 Iran hostage crisis. R. 120m. FLIGHT. Director Robert Zemeckis (Forrest Gump, Cast Away) goes into darker territory with this tale of a heroic but alcoholic commercial airline pilot (Denzel Washington). R. 138m. LIFE OF PI. Ang Lee’s adaptation of the bestselling book by Yann Martel is a visual feast, a technological marvel and a glib homily about spirituality. PG. 127m. LINCOLN. Daniel Day-Lewis delivers a bravura performance in Steven Spielberg’s handsome and rousing biopic, which portrays the deft political wrangling of our 16th president. PG13. 149m. RED DAWN. Yes, they remade that Patrick Swayze movie from the ‘80s. This time it’s the North Koreans invading small-town America. PG13. 114m. RISE OF THE GUARDIANS. Santa, the Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy and Jack Frost team up to make kids believe in them again. PG. 97m. SKYFALL. James Bond battles his Freudian demons and a swishy-sinister Javier Bardem in one of the most satisfying 007 films to date. PG13. 143m. TWILIGHT: BREAKING DAWN PART 2. The fifth and final installment of the angsty vampire soap opera has arrived. In case you hadn’t noticed. PG13. 115m. WRECK-IT RALPH. A video game bad guy with a good heart sets out on an existential quest across the pixilated landscapes of Pac-Man, Street Fighter and the like. PG. 108m. —Ryan Burns

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Arts & Crafts

ALL ABOUT RAKU. $100. Tues.s, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Jan. 8-Feb. 12 (6 weeks). With Diane Sonderegger. Explore all aspects of western raku ceramic art including suitable clays, glazes, firing and post firing reduction techniques. Learn to fire the raku kiln. Fire Arts Center, 520 South G Street, Arcata. 826-1445, (AC-1206) HANDBUILDING. $90/$180. Thurs.s, 10 a.m.-Noon (5 or 10 weeks). Jan. 10–Feb. 7, Feb. 14–March 14. With Otamay Hushing. A flexible format to encourage creativity and build confidence. Sign up for 5 or 10 weeks. Focuses on basic techniques with slabs and coils as applied to various projects. Fire Arts Center, 520 South G Street, Arcata. 826-1445, (AC-1206) RAKU FIRING. Come to Fire Arts and experience the enjoyment of pottery firings. Bring your own bisqueware or select from a variety of unglazed pieces & glazes from Fire Arts. Call Thurs. to reserve space. Glazing at noon & Firing at 1 p.m. on Fri., $6/ piece or $25/kiln load. Fire Arts Center, 707-826-1445. (AC-1206) TIME-SAVING TOOLS FOR MARKETING, SELLING, & MANAGING YOUR ART BUSINESS. Amy Stewart surveys new online tools & services to expand your market, increase sales, & save time & paperwork. $25. Sat., Dec. 15, 1-3 p.m. at Eureka Studio Arts, 526 Fifth St. Register at (AC-1213) WHEEL THROWING 1 & 2. $180. Tues.s, 7-9 p.m. Jan. 8–March 12. With Bob Raymond. Learn the basics or perfect your wheel-throwing technique. With 40 years’ experience, Bob is an inspiration to students of all levels. Ideal for both new and continuing students. Fire Arts Center, 520 South G Street, Arcata. 826-1445, CERAMICS FOR YOUTH & ADULTS. Play with clay! Get your creative juices flowing by learning & practicing ceramics! Youth ages 7-12 years. Adults 18 & over. Classes starting Jan. 24. Days & times vary by class. $40-60 fee includes materials. Register online at or in person at Adorni Center. Call 441-4241 for more info. (AC-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-1226)

SIMPLICITY PARENTING 8 WEEK SERIES. Every other Sun., Noon-2 p.m. or Mon., 6-8 p.m. beginning Jan. 13-April 22. In Eureka. Cost $150 plus $20 workbook. Flexible payment options available. Join the slow parenting movement and learn ways to simplify four realms of family life. Slow down and de-clutter your home environment. Create predictable and connecting rhythms that guide and inspire your time together. Simplify your family’s schedule. Reduce the influence of adult concerns, media and consumerism on children to increase resiliency, social and emotional intelligence. This work is powerful, joyful and applicable to families with children of all ages. Contact Diana Nunes Mizer at (775) 313-7332 or visit for more information. (CMM-0110)

BEGINNING TO ADVANCED GROUP PILATES. Increase your potential through a mindful movement practice with Melissa Peraza at Arcata Core Pilates Studio! Beginning-advanced group Pilates mat classes, reformer classes and private training sessions Mon.-Sat. Trained in STOTT Pilates, Melissa has experience with high caliber athletes, injury rehabilitation, and senior populations. Questions? Call (619) 203-4345 or email to schedule an appointment. (F-1206)

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)

FATE, LUCK & DIVINE INTERVENTION. Examine questions of personal destiny and share your own perspectives at LifetreeCafe this week, Sun. Dec., 16, 7 p.m. 76 13th St., Arcata. 672-2919, www.campbellcreek. org for more info. (CMM-1213)

Dance, Music, Theater, Film

ALL SEASONS COMMUNITY ORCHESTRA. Sponsored by Arcata Recreation Division includes strings, woodwinds, brass and percussion. Open to all ages. Fees: $25/year, ages 22-64. All other ages free. Free Holiday Performances: Dec. 8, 7 p.m. McKinleyville LDS Church & Dec. 9, 12:30 p.m. Fortuna’s River Lodge. Call 822-7091 or visit our website www.cityofarcata. org (DMT-1206) DROP-IN COMMUNITY SONG CIRCLE & SAMBA DRUMMING. Join monthly song circle the first Tues., 7-10 p.m. Or learn the fundamentals of rhythm and technique at Samba Drumming Sun.s, Noon-4 p.m. Just $3 drop-in fee. Call 822-7091 or visit our website (DMT-1206) WHITE CHRISTMAS MILONGA! Sat., Dec. 8, Studio of Dance Arts, Eureka. Potluck from 7-8 p.m., Milonga 8-11 p.m. $10; (DMT-1206) DANCE WITH DEBBIE. Boost your confidence on the dance floor with private lessons. Gift certificates available, too. (707) 464-3638, (DMT-0124) 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-1226) REDWOOD RAKS WORLD DANCE STUDIO, ARCATA. West African, Belly Dance, Tango, Salsa, Swing, Breakdance, Jazz, Tap, Modern, Zumba, Hula, Congolese, more! Kids and Adults, 616-6876. (DMT-0228) PIANO LESSONS BEGINNING TO ADVANCED ALL AGES. 30 years joyful experience teaching all piano styles. Juilliard trained, remote lessons available. Nationally Certified Piano Teacher. (707) 502-9469 (DMT-1226) PIANO LESSONS. Beginners, all ages. Experienced. Judith Louise 476-8919. (DMT-1226) 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-0228) GUITAR/PIANO/VOICE 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)

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-1226)

TAI CHI AT ADORNI. Stretch, limber, tone & strengthen your body while improving focus & coordination! Also reduce stress & manage pain. 4 week class for ages 15 & up, Thurs., Noon-1:15 pm starting Jan. 10, $60. Register online at www.eurekarecreation. com or visit The Adorni Center, 1011 Waterfront Dr. 441-4244 . (F-1206) 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-1226) 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-1226) 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)

Games & Leisure

GARDENING STUDY SCHOOL. 2nd Course Jan. 4 & 5. 9 a.m-3 p.m, in Eureka. Study Vegetable Gardening, Landscape Design, Pest Management, Container Gardening, Lawns and Lawn Substitutes and How New Plants are Developed. One day $40, two days $75.00 Call 442-1387 for registration form, or email (G-0103)

Kids & Teens

CERAMICS FOR OLDER KIDS, AGES 7-12. $80, Four 5 week classes offered. Mon.s, 4-6 p.m., Jan. 7-Feb. 4 and Feb. 11-March 11. Tues.s, 4-6 p.m., Jan. 8-Feb. 5 and Feb. 12-March 12. With Bob Raymond. Adventures with clay: Learn various hand buiding and wheelthrowing techniques. Fire Arts Center, 520 South G Street, Arcata. 826-1445, (K-1206) DANCE CLASSES FOR KIDS. Eureka Recreation offers a variety of dance classes for kids ages 4-11 years , from Tiny Tutus Beginning Ballet I & II, So You Think You Can Dance, Fiesta Kids and more! Classes starting Jan. 7. Days & times vary by class. $20-30. Register online at or call 441-4244 for more info. (K-1206) FRIDAY NIGHT FLIPS. Want space for your kids to play while you get away? Bring them to the Arcata Community Center gymnastics room for two hours of fun. Ages 6-12, Fri.s, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Drop-in $10. Call 822-7091 or visit our website www.cityofarcata. org/rec (K-1206) WINTER BREAK CAMP. Join us for roller skating, arts and crafts, sports and more at Blue Lake Winter Break Camp for 5-13 year olds. Dec. 26- Jan. 4, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at Perigot Park. Full-day or half-day option. Extended care hours available. Register today as space is limited! Register at Blue Lake City Hall, www.bluelake. or call Kara Newman, 668-5932, for more information (K-1220)

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)

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-1226)

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-1227)

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)

ZUMBA WITH MARLA JOY. Elevate, Motivate, Celebrate another day of living. Exercise in Disguise. Now is the time to start, don’t wait. All ability levels are welcome. 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, Noon and every Thurs. at the Eureka Vets Hall, Noon. Marla Joy (707) 845-4307, marlajoy.zumba. com (F-0110)


ADULT SPORTS LEAGUES. Blue Lake Parks & Recreation, At Prasch Hall, Blue Lake. Download registration forms at Men’s Basketball, Jan. 9 – Feb. 20, Wed’s, 6,7,8 & 9 p.m., $400/team, Women’s Basketball, Jan. 7.-Feb. 18, Mon’s, 6,7,8 & 9 p.m., $350/team, Women’s Volleyball, Jan. 6.- April 7 , Sun’s, 9:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m. & 12:30 p.m., $150/team. For more information, please call 6685932 (SR-0103) MEN’S 18+ BASKETBALL. Last chance to sign up your team! Registration deadline is Dec. 10, by 5 p.m. for Eureka Recreation’s Men’s 18+ Open Basketball League! $600/team. Sign up at the Adorni Center, 1011 Waterfront Dr. 441-4245 or www.eurekarecreation. com. (SR-1206) 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 668-5932 or find us on facebook at (SR-1226)


FREE DEPRESSION SUPPORT GROUP. Walk-in support group for anyone suffering from depression. Meet Mon.s 6:30 p.m -7:45 p.m, at the Church of the Joyful Healer, McKinleyville. Questions? Call (707) 839-5691. (T-1226) GRIEF SUPPORT SERVICES CREATIVE ARTS GATHERING. Navigating Grief Through the Holidays, Dec. 15. The holiday season is often an especially difficult time for those in grief. We will utilize the healing qualities of art and the creative process, natural elements, and community to find our way. No artistic experience is required. Suggested materials fee: $3-$5. Visit our website for more information at or contact Julie with questions at 445-8443. (T-1206) continued on next page

KOKEDAMA WITH CASSY WATTS Learn how to make Kokedama

(aka String Gardens)

Over 50


ARCATA ZEN GROUP MEDITATION. Beginners welcome. Sun., 8 a.m. North Coast Aikido Center, on F St. between 8th and 9th in Arcata. Wed., 6-7 p.m. at First Christian Church, 730 K, Eureka, ramp entrance and upstairs; newcomers please come 5 minutes early. Sun. contact, 826-1701. Wed. contact, barryevans9@, or for more info. call (707) 826-1701. www. (S-1227)

TAROT AS AN EVOLUTIONARY PATH. New classes for beginners and more experienced readers begin Jan. 2013. Free Introduction at Humboldt Herbals and Moonrise Herbs. Call Carolyn Ayres, 442-4240 for more information or see schedules at www. (S-0228)

Sat., Dec. 8th 10:30 a.m. Fee: $ 7 Space is limited Call 839-1571 X5 to reserve your space!

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continued from previous page FREE GAMBLING TREATMENT. Call (707) 496-2856 Shawna Bell, LMFT, MFC #47122 (T-1226) TYPE 1 DIABETIC SUPPORT GROUP. meeting the 3rd Tues. of each month, 6-7:30 p.m, at the Foundation of Medical Care, 3100 Edgewood Rd. Eureka.Contact 443-0124. (TS-0214) SEX/ PORN DAMAGING YOUR LIFE & RELATIONSHIPS ? Confidential help is available. saahumboldt@ or 845-8973 (T-1226)


ANATOMY OF ASANA WITH PATRICK HARESTAD. At Om Shala Yoga. Sat., Dec. 8, 1-3:30 p.m. Beneficial to all yoga practitioners, teachers and massage therapists. $25 in advance, $30 day of event. 858 10th St., Arcata. 825-YOGA (9642), www.omshalayoga. com (W-1206) FIND YOUR CENTER AT OM SHALA. Offering a wide-range of classes for all levels and ages. Taught by skilled and dedicated teachers in a warm, lightfilled studio! Enjoy a free sauna, showers and lounge with each class. Our gorgeous retail boutique offers yoga apparel, props, books, music and gifts. Yoga styles include: Anusara, Vinyasa, Forrest, Kundalini, Restorative, Prenatal, Kids and more. Discounts for seniors, students and beginners. 858 10th St., Arcata. 825-YOGA (9642), (W-1206) DANDELION HERBAL CENTER. Classes with Jane Bothwell. HERBAL CLINIC CLASS. Jan. 14-April 15, 2013, Refine and expand your herbal counseling skills. BEGINNING WITH HERBS, Jan. 30-March 27, Eight Wed. evenings 7-9:30 p.m., plus 2 herb walks. 10 MONTH HERBAL STUDIES. Feb.-Nov. 2013. Meets one weekend per Month. PLANT LOVERS JOURNEY TO COSTA RICA with Jane Bothwell & Rosemary Gladstar, Nov. 14-23, 2013. Get in touch to be on the interested list. REGISTER:online at or call (707) 442-8157. (W-0110) NORTHWEST INSTITUTE OF AYURVEDA. Classes with Traci Webb and KP Khalsa. INTRODUCTION TO AYURVEDA, 3-Day Introductory Immersion. Jan 25-27, 2013. Learn to Balance Body and Mind using Doshas, Elements, Foods, Herbs, Essential Oils, Yoga, Meditation and Colors, $249. Serves as Prerequisite to 10-MONTH AYURVEDIC HERBALISM PROGRAM, Meets fourth weekend of month, Feb. 22-Nov. 17, 2013. Global Herbs, Ayurveda Therapeutics, Plant/ Mineral/Food Medicines, Formulating, Medicine Making Immersion, Herb Walk. REGISTER ON-LINE:, OR info@ayurvedicliving. com, (707) 601-9025. (W-0124) 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 (W-1226) START YOUR CAREER IN MASSAGE THERAPY! Evening classes begin Jan. 22, 2013 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-1226)●


Publishing Your

Fictitious Business Name Statement After you file your Fictitious Business Name (FBN) with the County Clerk in Eureka, you then need to publish it in a newspaper for four weeks. You have only 30 days from date stamped on your form to begin publishing it. Don’t wait too long, or you will have to refile it with the County Clerk! (And pay the fee again.) It’s easy to publish your FBN statement in the North Coast Journal. Just take the pink portion of your FBN form, include your contact phone number, and mail it with a check for $50 to:

North Coast Journal, 310 F Street Eureka, CA 95501

Notice is hereby given that the undersigned intends to sell the personal property described below to enforce a lien imposed on said property pursuant to sections 21700-21716 of the Business and Professions Code, Section 2328 of the UCC, Section 535 of the Penal Code and provisions of the Civil Code. The undersigned will be sold at public auction by competitive bidding on the 7th day of December, 2012, at 11:00 AM on the premises where said property has been stored and which are located at INDIANOLA STORAGE, 673 Indianola Cutoff, Eureka, County of Humboldt, State of California. The following units will be sold: Arika Juniper Thompson– unit #292–Misc. Household items Heidi Schrack– unit #170– Misc. Household items Alexander Claybon– unit #57– Misc. Household items Purchase must be paid for (cash only) and removed at the time of the sale, with the unit left broom clean. Sale is subject to cancellation in the event of settlement between owner and obligated party. Owner reserves the right to bid. Call 442-7613. Indianola Storage, Jerry Avila, bond# 0327592 11/29, 12/6/2012 (12-334)


Date of Filing Application: November 14, 2012 To Whom It May Concern: The Name of the Applicant is: KGJ PARTNERSHIP LLC The applicant listed above is applying to the Department of Alcoholic Beverages Control to sell alcoholic beverages at: 1630 F ST EUREKA, CA 95501-2365 Type of License Applied for: 41 - On-Sale Beer And Wine Eating Place 12/6/2012 (12-338)

fax (707) 442-1401.


Curious about legal advertising? 442-1400

YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED December 28, 2009, 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.140662-AH ON December 27, 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 Christopher William Trent as Trustee of the Christopher William Trent Living Trust dated October 30, 2009 recorded on January 11, 2010 as Instrument No. 2010-563-4 of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Humboldt County, California by reason of default in the payment or performance of obligations secured thereby including the breach or default, notice of which was recorded February 2, 2012 as Instrument No. 2012-2633-3 of said Official Records, will sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash in lawful money of the United States, without covenant or warranty, express or implied, as to title, possession, or encumbrances, for the purpose of paying obligations secured by said Deed of Trust, the interest conveyed to said Trustee by said Deed of Trust in property situated in the City of Eureka, County of Humboldt, State of California and described as: Beginning at the Southeast corner of Del Norte and Union Streets; thence South along Union Street, 55 feet; thence East parallel with Del Norte Street, 100 feet; thence North parallel with Union Street, 55 feet to Del Norte Street; thence West along Del Norte Street, 100.5 feet to the point of beginning. ASSESSOR’S PARCEL NO. 004-086-007-000. 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 itself. 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 Sec-

tion 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 November 20, 2012 is $67,551.62; 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: 325 W. Del Norte, Eureka, CA 95501 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. Dated: November 20, 2012, Beneficiary: George Owren and Gail Owren, Telephone: 707-4436587, Address: P.O. Box 3400, Eureka, CA 95502. HUMBOLDT LAND TITLE COMPANY, a Corporation, Trustee, Address: 1034 Sixth Street, Eureka, CA 95501, Telephone: (707) 443-0837. By: /s/ Sue E. Bosch, President 12/6, 12/13, 12/20/2012 (12-331)


The following persons are doing business as AUDIO WAVES at 433 Ewing Street, Trinidad, CA 95570, P.O. Box 461, Trinidad, CA 95570. Alan J. Grau & Leslie A. Farrar Family Trust 433 Ewing St. Trinidad, CA 95570 The business is conducted by A Trust. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name listed above on 11/13/2012. /s Alan J. Grau, Trustee. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Humboldt County on November 14, 2012. CAROLYN CRNICH Humboldt County Clerk 12/6, 12/13, 12/20, 12/27/2012 (12-339)


The following person is doing business as REJOYCE - DESIGNS at 410 Ackerman Lane, Carlotta, Ca 95528. Joyce M. Thurman 410 Ackerman Lane Carlotta, CA 95528 The business is conducted by An Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the ficti-

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The following persons are doing business as APA ENTERPRISES at 2839 F Street, Eureka, CA 95501. Alfred K. Abrahamsen 4400 Cedar Street Eureka, CA 95503 Alice S. Pryor 3425 Bernal Avenue Pleasanton, CA 94566 Kent H. Pryor 3425 Bernal Avenue Pleasanton, CA 94566 The business is conducted by A General Partnership. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name listed above on n/a. /s Alfred K. Abrahamsen. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Humboldt County on November 29, 2012. CAROLYN CRNICH Humboldt County Clerk 12/6, 12/13, 12/20, 12/27/2012 (12-340)


The following persons are doing business as EUREKAN APARTMENTS at 2839 F Street, Eureka, CA 95501. Alfred K. Abrahamsen 4400 Cedar Street Eureka, CA 95503 Alice S. Pryor 3425 Bernal Avenue Pleasanton, CA 94566 The business is conducted by A General Partnership. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name listed above on n/a. /s Alfred K. Abrahamsen. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Humboldt County on November 29, 2012. CAROLYN CRNICH Humboldt County Clerk 12/6, 12/13, 12/20, 12/27/2012 (12-341)

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The following person is doing business as NORTH COAST DESIGN at 1385 8TH Street, Suite H, Arcata, CA 95521. Matt Grosjean 2225 Sunset Ridge 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 Matt Grosjean. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Humboldt County on November 6, 2012. CAROLYN CRNICH Humboldt County Clerk 11/22, 11/29, 12/6, 12/13/2012 (12-330)


The following persons are doing business as COMFORT OF HOME CATERING/OLD WORLD COOKIES at 135 Sunkist Lane, Fieldbrook, CA 95519. Sally Huber P.O. Box 1 Hyampom, CA 96046 200 Corral Bottom Rd. Hyampom, CA 96046 Lauren Sarabia 135 Sunkist Ln. Fieldbrook, CA 95519. The business is conducted by A General Partnership. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name listed above on n/a. /s Sally Huber, Lauren Sarabia. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Humboldt County on November 13, 2012. CAROLYN CRNICH Humboldt County Clerk 11/22, 11/29, 12/6, 12/13/2012 (12-327)


The following person is doing business as ABBAY TECHNICAL SERVICES - BUILDING ENERGY CONSULTANTS at 1125 16TH St., Ste. 216, Arcata, CA 95521. Anne McQueeney 1025 Lewis Ave. Arcata, CA 95521 The business is conducted by An Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious


To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of: EDNA DO CARMO FURTADO A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by DAVE FURTADO in the Superior Court of California, County of Humboldt. THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that DAVE FURTADO be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A HEARING on the petition will be held on January 3, 2013 at 1:50 p.m. at the Superior Court of California, County of Humboldt, 825 Fifth Street, Eureka, in Dept. 8. IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of the deceased, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within four months from the date of first issuance of letters as provided in Probate Code Section 9100. The time for filing claims will not expire before four months from the hearing date noticed above. YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. ATTORNEY FOR PETITIONER: HEMB LAW OFFICE RICHARD E. HEMB, BAR NO. 160452 1530 E. SHAW AVENUE, SUITE 104 FRESNO, CALIFORNIA 93710 (559) 241-7050 NOVEMBER 26, 2012 SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA COUNTY OF HUMBOLDT


The following person is doing business as ROCKN IT at 497 Howard Heights Rd., Eureka, CA 95503. Nicolas Tweedie 497 Howard Heights 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 11/01/2012. /s Nicolas Tweedie. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Humboldt County on November 27, 2012. CAROLYN CRNICH Humboldt County Clerk

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ANSWERS NEXT WEEK! ACROSS 1. “Kubla Khan” river 5. Nasal partitions 10. Roth ____ (nest egg option) 13. Modern, to Mahler 14. Evermore (1) 15. ____-pah band 16. Words before date or record 17. Sprite alternative 18. Vietnam’s ____ Dinh Diem 19. Decompose 21. More of a fuddy-duddy 23. Only band to have an album titled “1” reach #1 on the Billboard charts 27. HIV-treating drug

28. Prefix with dermis 29. Bore (2) 31. Lore (3) 33. Spice Girl Halliwell 35. Rave music 37. Author of “The Raven,” a poem featuring the twenty rhyme words indicated in this puzzle’s clues including the name Lenore (4) 42. Country whose warlord was the subject of the viral video “Kony 2012” 43. Room in la casa 45. Responded sheepishly 47. Explore (5) 50. “Michael, ____ the Boat Ashore” (6)

51. Network absorbed by the CW 52. Actress Kurtz 54. Nevermore (7) 59. Suffix with buff 60. Private ____ 61. Los Angeles’ ____ Tower 63. What a door (8) might be 67. Some MIT grads 68. Fishing nets 69. The Who’s “____, Reign O’er (9) Me” 70. Banned bug spray 71. Wore (10) 72. Opposite of more (11)

DOWN 1. Part of a Q&A: Abbr. 2. ____ shore (12) 3. Store (13) away 4. Core (14) 5. Olympus OM-1, e.g. 6. Females who respond sheepishly? 7. Yore (15) 8. Tickle Me Elmo manufacturer 9. “What ____ state of affairs!” 10. Charge, to a physicist 11. Webster’s shelfmate 12. 1991 Color Me Badd hit “I Adore (16) Mi ____” 14. Following 20. The “O” in GOP 22. Lively dances in duple time

23. Implore (17) 24. Fencing sword 25. “Stiff News” crime novelist Catherine 26. Lucifer 30. Neuters 31. “____ Carter III” (bestselling album of 2008) 32. Mrs. Mitt Romney 34. Tree-climbing lizard 36. Sculptor Oldenburg 38. “____ before (18) beauty ...” 39. “Gnarly!” 40. Rowers 41. “The Time Machine” people 44. Floor (19) 45. Kept afloat

46. Most appropriate 48. Furry “Return of the Jedi” creatures 49. 1974 hit “Rock and Roll, Hoochie ____” 53. Firing ____ cylinders 54. Scholarship basis 55. Outpour (20) 56. On a cruise 57. Footnote abbr. 58. iPod model 62. All-Star relief pitcher Robb 64. Pesci of “GoodFellas” 65. School media depts. 66. Hi-____ graphics


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The following person is doing business as ROMANTICVOWS.COM at 2244 Parkwood Blvd., Eureka, CA 95503. Elizabeth Turk 2244 Parkwood Blvd. Eureka, CA 95503 The business is conducted by An Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name listed above on 3/29/11. /s Elizbeth Turk. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Humboldt County on October 24, 2012. CAROLYN CRNICH Humboldt County Clerk

business name listed above on n/a. /s Anne McQueeney. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Humboldt County on November 15, 2012. CAROLYN CRNICH Humboldt County Clerk

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tious business name listed above on 11/26/12. /s Joyce M. Thurman. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Humboldt County on November 26, 2012. CAROLYN CRNICH Humboldt County Clerk

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Brainy Metaphors By Barry Evans


he brain has become a digital computer; yet we are still trying to make our machines intelligent. Should those machines be modeled on the brain, given that our models of the brain are performed on such machines? — Rodney Brooks, Professor of Robotics, MIT

We humans are adept at finding metaphors and analogies to help us understand the unknown in terms what we already know, and we applaud those who are particularly gifted at this — we call them poets and novelists. Not only are our brains good at finding metaphors for worldly things (“Shall I compare thee to a Summer’s day?”), but they see themselves in metaphorical terms. The “Brains are like…” game goes back a long way, and tends to reflect on the most complicated technology known at the time. So for instance: • The Egyptians compared the wrinkled surface of the brain with that of slag, the by-product of their new-found ore-extraction technology. (Back then, the brain was a secondary organ, and the heart was the seat of thinking and emotion. That’s why Latin-based cardiac and credible, for instance, are cognate.) • Roman brain-metaphors followed along with their feats of hydraulic engineering. The great 2nd century B.C. physician Galen, for instance, posited that a pure “animal” fluid flowed from the liver to the brain, thence back throughout the nervous system, creating consciousness and rationality. • Nearly 2,000 years later, Rene Descartes (1596-1650) codified Galen’s idea by identifying the pineal gland (“seat of the soul”) as the mediator and controller of this flow. • The Industrial Revolution brought a slew

of new metaphors involving new-fangled steam-driven mechanical systems. Around 1720, for instance, Gottfried Leibniz visualized the brain as a vast “mill” chock full of complex machinery. (As late as 1948, English brain pioneer Charles Sherrington — he coined the word synapse — pictured the brain as “an enchanted loom where millions of flashing shuttles weave a dissolving pattern …”) • Telegraph and telephone networks provided whole new ways of conceiving the brain, which by the 1920s had become a complex metaphorical switchboard of inputs and outputs, patch cords, amplifiers and colored wires. • Starting in the 1940s, the computer age has given us metaphors for the brain that endure today: central processing units, read-only and random-access memories, computation speeds, parallel processing, networks and cloud computing. Not only is the “brain as computer” metaphor commonplace today, but its converse, “computer as brain,” has inspired a generation of artificial intelligence gurus to attempt to model “aware computers” (think HAL and Lieutenant Commander Data) based on their understanding of the brain’s hardware. I suspect that our gooey, soggy, cellular, pulsating brains are too quirky, too spontaneous, too self-aware to be simulated by machines made of silicon and copper. Hardware matters. Today’s brain-metaphors are surely closer than those of the Egyptians and Romans, but I’m not sure we can move forward on either track — understanding brains, or building intelligent computers — until we move beyond the “brains are like computers are like brains…” loop. l Barry Evans’ ( brain gets claustrophobic inside his skull, even as his Field Notes compendia wait patiently for impulse-buying brains at Eureka Books and Northtown Books.

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Office Manager P/T Office Assistant Carpenters & Laborers Insurance Agent • Handyman CUSTOMER SERVICE/FLOOR MANAGER. Chautauqua Natural Foods is looking for a person with customer service experience and knowledge of natural and organic products for it’s new Garberville store opening in Dec. 2012, Contact Peg (707) 923-2636. (E-1213) OPENINGS AVAILABLE. Part Time & On-Call Case Managers & Mental Health Aides, Dietary Aides, Housekeepers. Needed for Mental Health Rehabilitation Center. Apply at Crestwood Behavioral Health, 2370 Buhne St, Eureka. (E-1213)

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 Jamie, (707) 442-4500 ext. 14, 317 Third St., Eureka. (E-1227) HELP WANTED!!! Extra income! Mailing Brochures from home! Free supplies! Genuine opportunity! No experience required. Start immediately! www.mailingcentral. net (AAN CAN) (E-0228) Announce that job opening here. Call 442-1400 to place your ad. VISA/MC


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Email your cover letter and resume or send to Christine Burton, HR Director 2010 Myrtle Avenue Eureka, CA 9550 707-441-0105 x308 The Eel River Valley Multi-Generational Center Board of Directors invites you to apply for:

California MENTOR is seeking committed people willing to share their home with an adult with developmental disabilities. We are seeking Mentors who have experience with insulin dependent diabetics & live in the McKinleyville/Arcata area. We offer a competitive monthly stipend & 24 hour support. Call Jamie at (707) 442-4500 ext. 14.

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Executive Director Salary range: FULL TIME, $42,000-$52,000 per year plus medical benefits Final filing date: December 12, 2012 Start date: January 7, 2013 Reporting to: The MGC Board of Directors Position Summary: Looking for a passionate and visionary leader who will provide creative direction in planning, implementing, supervising and administering programs for the newly formed Eel River Valley Multigenerational Center (The MGC) which has been designed to support children, teens, adults, seniors and underserved populations. For questions and full job description or to submit resume and letter of interest, send to:

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ALL AREAS-ROOMMATES.COM. ROOMMATES.COM. Browse hundreds of online listings with photos and maps. Find your roommate with a click of the mouse! Visit: http://www.Roommates. com. (AAN CAN) (R-1213) BLUE LAKE SOUTH FACING ROOM FOR RENT. $450 plus $40 and deposit. House (new mostly furnished 3BD/1BA with washer dryer hook-ups) full of adults of various ages who seek harmonious other to join in vital, humorous, creative, respectful, singing, sharing household. 4988981 (R-1206) ELK RIVER 2900 SF 5BD HOME. No pets. Call for Details. 443-2246. (R-1227)

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DANCE STUDIO RENTAL. Humboldt Capoeira Academy offers rental space for the performing arts, beautiful 2800 sq. f.t dance space offers hardwood floors, wall-to wall windows, full length mirrors, and dressing rooms. Convenient location is visible from the plaza, and will help you to promote your classes. Check with us for rates and availability. Contact Sarara at (707) 498-6155, or sararacdo@hotmail. com. (BR-1226) DOWNTOWN EUREKA OFFICE SPACE AVAILABLE. Close to Courthouse. Call 443-2246 for sizes and pricing. (BR-1227) RETAIL & OFFICE SPACE AVAILABLE. In historic Jacoby's Storehouse. Call 826-2426. (BR-1206)

Real Estate

10 SUNNY ACRES IN PETROLIA. PG&E, 900 sf. shop, developed well, trees and pasture, close to town. $279,000. farmerbird@ (RE-1206) FERNDALE NEWER 2200 SF. 3BD/2BA. 12,000 sf. lot. Asking $439K. 511 Shamsi Ct. Consideration to realtors. (707) 601-5615. (R-1206) • North Coast Journal • Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012





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Services TEMPUR-PEDIC FOR SALE. California King Tempur-Pedic mattress and box springs. This is the BellaSonna model and is about two years old. Entire set is in like new condition. This mattress is medium to firm support. Originally sold for approx. $5,000, selling for $2,000. Injuries from a recent accident are forcing us into a softer mattress. Text message to 845-4698 only. Available to view in the evenings. (BST-1206)


EUREKA FLORIST FOR SALE. $169,000, Plus inventory. Priced for quick sale. Turnkey, will train. 4434811, (RE-1206) 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)


VACATION RENTAL. King Range, Great for family gatherings, workshops, small events, solar powered, easy access, handicap friendly. min. 3 nights, 9867794. (L-0124)

njoy a holiday hide-a-way in charming cabins nestled beneath the Trinity Alps. Perfect for snowshoeing, crosscountry skiing or just relax in peaceful seclusion.





YOUR ROCKCHIP IS MY EMERGENCY! Glaswelder, Mobile, windshield repair. 442-GLAS, (A-1227)

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Original owner. Leather. 155K miles. Pristine in, out. 30+ MPG. Mechanically excellent. A gem. $5000. 677-0143


BOOKS & MUSIC 50% OFF. LOTS of Holiday Decor & Great Gift Items. Yellow tagged clothing only 25¢! Dec. 4-8. Shop & Support our Youth at the Dream Quest Thrift Store next door to W.C. Post Office. (BST-1206) IT’S FIREWOOD TIME! Alder, Douglas Fir, Juniper, Madrone (sometimes), Oak, Pepperwood, & Kindling. Call for current availability. We can deliver. Almquist Lumber Company, Boyd Road, Arcata. Open 7 days a week. Stop by or call; (707) 825-8880 (BST-0328)

Fire Arts Center


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-0404)

December 14-16


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THE BEAD LADY. For all your needs in beads! Glass beads, leather, shells, findings, jewelry. Kathy Chase Owner, 76 Country Club Dr. Ste. 5, Willow Creek. (530) 629-3540. (BST-1226)

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Presa Canario Puppies For Sale

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11th & K Streets, Arcata

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

PIERCE’S COMPLETE ORCHARD CARE. Professional fruit tree pruning and orchard maintenance. Andrew Pierce (707) 672-4398. (S-0228) RIGDEN’S RURAL LAND SERVICE. Logging, Excavating, Grading, Water Systems, etc. Peter Rigden (707) 498-1588. (S-1213) SEABREEZE CLEANING CO. Office & Rentals, Licensed & Bonded (707) 834-2898 (S-0131) STITCHES-N-BRITCHES IN MCKINLEYVILLE. Kristin Anderson, Seamstress. Mending, Alterations, Custom Sewing. Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Bella Vista Plaza, Suite 8A, McKinleyville. (707) 502-5294. Facebook: Kristin Anderson’s Stitches-nBritches. Kristin360cedar@gmail. com (S-0131) BOUDOIR PHOTOGRAPHY. By Venus & Aphrodite, Classy to sassy, comfort and privacy guaranteed. $40 fall special. 223-4172. (S-0110) GROCERIES DELIVERED. Order today. Delivered tomorrow. Get paid to help advertise. 831-238-6448 (AAN CAN) (S-1206)

Excellent guardian dogs for your home or ranch. Strong, stable temperament. $400. 707.267.4087


 Ceramics  Jewelery

Handmade by local artisans


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Paul Windham, M.D.

General Practice Accepting Occupational Medicine New Clients 707.497.6342 1915 Harrison Ave., Suite A • Eureka

Greg Rael Law Offices

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

(707) 445-9666

New manager? Co-worker problems? Personnel issues? Office politics?

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

Achieve Your Professional Potential with a Business Coach Louisa Rogers

AIR-SOURCE HEAT PUMPS. Use solar energy to heat your home, a proven technology, reasonably priced, Sunlight Heating-CA lic. #972834., (707) 502-1289 (S-1220) CREATIVE WRITING COACH/ EDITOR Nurturing, collaborative editing and creative coaching will make your work shine. All styles welcome. C.Baku, MFA. www. (S-0207) HELICOPTER FLIGHT LESSONS/ SCENIC TOURS. Redwood Coast Helicopters, based in Humboldt County. Whatever your helicopter needs, we will accommodate you! $160/hour. (S-0214)


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. (AAN CAN) (S-0124) LIFE CYCLE LANDSCAPING. Garden Maintenance, Restoration and Design. Serving All of Humboldt County, (707) 672-4398 (S-1206) 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-1226) ERIC’S SERVICES. Home Repair, Maintenance, Affordable Prices (707) 499-4828. (S-0808)

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


Arcata Plaza 825-7760

do you have a project or idea you would like to build? contact peter portugal (707) 599-2158 over 48 years professional experience in invention design - engineering - art - and fabrication in metal wood - fiberglass - plastic

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TAI CHI GARDENER. Maintaining balance in your yard. Well equipt. Maintenance + Projects 18 yrs experience. Call Orion 825-8074, (S-1226) 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-0228) 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) WRITING CONSULTANT/EDITOR. Fiction, nonfiction, poetry. Dan Levinson, MA, MFA. 443-8373. (S-1226) 2 GUYS & A TRUCK. Carpentry, Landscaping, Junk Removal, Clean Up, Moving. Contact (707) 8453087. (S-1227)


ROAD TRIX FOR YOUR HOLIDAY PARTIES. Live Music. Private Parties, Bars, Gatherings of all Kinds. Bookings, Bradley Dean, 832-7419. (M-1229) PIANO LESSONS BEGINNING TO ADVANCED ALL AGES. 30 years joyful experience teaching all piano styles. Juilliard trained, remote lessons available. Nationally Certified Piano Teacher. (707) 502-9469 (M-1226)


PIANO LESSONS. Beginners, all ages. Experienced. Judith Louise 476-8919. (M-1226) MUSIC LESSONS. Piano, Guitar, Voice, Flute, etc. Piano tuning, Instrument repair. Digital multitrack recording. (707) 476-9239. (M-0221) SAXOPHONE/FLUTE LESSONS. All ages, beginner-advanced, jazz improvisation, technique. Susie Laraine: 441-1343. (M-1227)

FATE, LUCK & DIVINE INTERVENTION. Examine questions of personal destiny and share your own perspectives at LifetreeCafe this week, Sun. Dec., 16, 7 p.m. 76 13th St., Arcata. 672-2919, www. for more info. (C-1213) HEARTFELT THANKS. To all who helped rescue my car from the mud on Hwy. 101 Dec. 6, 6:30 p.m. Your generosity overwhelms me! (C-1213) HAVE A $1000 IDEA . TO IMPROVE HEALTHCARE IN AMERICA? SUBMIT IT TODAY AT http:// TO WIN CASH +TRIP TO KICKOFF. REGENSTRIEF INSTITUTE WILL CONDUCT STUDY ON WINNING IDEA. (C-1213)

ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE. from Home. *Medical, *Business, *Criminal Justice,*Hospitality. Job placement assistance. Computer available. Financial Aid if qualified. SCHEV authorized. Call 800-4819472 (AAN CAN) (C-1220) SEX/ PORN DAMAGING YOUR LIFE & RELATIONSHIPS ? Confidential help is available. or 845-8973 (C-1226) PREGNANT? CONSIDERING ADOPTION? Talk with caring agency specializing in matching Birthmothers with Families nationwide. LIVING EXPENSES PAID. Call 24/7 Abby’s One True Gift Adoptions 866-413-6293 (Void in Illinois) (AAN CAN) (C-1206) 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)

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

444-2273 • North Coast Journal • Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012


body, mind



Sabrina Knight MA, MFT Marriage & Family Therapist Individuals & Families

443-3611  517 3rd Street, Suite 21 Eureka, CA 95501


Ongoing Classes Workshops Private Sessions

Marriage & Family Therapist, MFC 47122

New Lower Prices (707) 826-1165

Diana Nunes Mizer Parent Educator


KICK BUTTS! Become nicotine free with Dave Berman, Clinical Hypnotist. (707) 845-3749. www. Helping the YOUniverse conspire on your behalf. (MB-1206) 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-1213) BREATHE LOVE. RECEIVE DEEP PSYCHIC HEALING WITH SEASONAL ASTROLOGY MAPPING. Gain clarity for self-empowerment. Rev. Elisabeth Zenker, MSW; (707) 845-1450. (MB-1220) DoTERRA ESSENTIAL OILS. Amazing results with no side effects. Maureen Brundage, (707) 4987749,, (MB-0214)

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-1226) CERTIFIED MASSAGE THERAPIST. Samantha Dudman-Miller, (707) 616-6031. (MB-0124) TAROT AS AN EVOLUTIONARY PATH. New classes for beginners and more experienced readers begin Jan. 2013. Free Introduction at Humboldt Herbals and Moonrise Herbs. Call Carolyn Ayres, 4424240 for more information or see schedules at (MB-1227)

Looking for a romantic getaway?


Venues Jewelry Gowns and Tuxedoes Flowers Bakeries And More

The Wedding Guide is available at newsstands and wedding retailers throughout Humboldt and online at

Gambling Treatment • Trauma Recovery Addiction Treatment • Stress Management DOT/SAP (707) 496-2856 • 381 Bayside Road, Suite C • Arcata, CA 95521

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-0919) 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-0919) 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) ARCATA ZEN GROUP MEDITATION. Beginners welcome. Sun., 8 a.m. North Coast Aikido Center, on F St. between 8th and 9th in Arcata. Wed., 6-7 p.m. at First Christian Church, 730 K, Eureka, ramp entrance and upstairs; newcomers please come 5 minutes early. Sun. contact, 826-1701. Wed. contact, barryevans9@yahoo. com, or for more info. call (707) 826-1701, www.arcatazengroup. org. (MB-1227) ASTROLOGY & TAROT. With Salina Rain: Readings, Counseling and Classes. Mon., 1:25 p.m. KHSU 90.5 FM. (707) 668-5408. astro@, www.salinarain. com. (MB-1226)

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-1226) 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. www.northcoastaikido. org,, 826-9395. (MB-1227) ZUMBA WITH MARLA JOY. Elevate, Motivate, Celebrate another day of living. Exercise in Disguise. Now is the time to start, don’t wait. All ability levels are welcome. 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, Noon and every Thurs. at the Eureka Vets Hall, Noon. Marla Joy (707) 845-4307, (MB-0110)

GIT YER VALSSAGE! Swedish, Deep Tissue & Therapeutic Massage. Gift Certificates Available (707) 599-5639

Valerie Schramm

Certified Massage Therapist


Loving Hands,

Institute of Healing Arts

Est. 1979

MASSAGE THERAPY Give The Gift of Health – A Loving Hands Massage Gift Certificate Mon.-Fri. 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sat. 9 to 5; Sun. 12 to 4


739 12th St., Fortuna

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

Bonnie M. Carroll, LCSW LCS # 23232

1225 Central Ave. Suite 3 McKINLEYVILLE


Energy Life Center HEAT THERAPY



Call 442-5433 for an appt. 616 Wood St. ~ Eureka

Treating Bulimia, Anorexia, Binge-Eating. Kim Moor, MFT #37499

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3 bed, 2 bath, 1,534 sq ft Westhaven home on 5 flat forested acres, large south facing yard, 2 large agricultural buildings totaling 5,376 sq ft, income is over $1,500 per month, very comfortable

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3 bed, 2 bath, 1400 sq ft beautiful well cared for McKinleyville home on a corner lot, nice remodeled kitchen w/oak cabinets, granite counters, wood stove, RV garage & extra side parking


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