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Ah, Hell, Numbers Editor: A few articles appeared in local newspapers/blogs this past week regarding the sale of bonds by school districts (“The Big Borrow,” Dec. 6). I want to report the facts as they relate to Southern Humboldt Unified School District. The numbers represented in the article in the North Coast Journal regarding Southern Humboldt are not in accord with the facts. SHUSD bond sales have been excellent for the district. The industry acceptable ratio for bond sales — the rate at which a district pays back the bond — is 4:1. The rate for the first sale of bonds for SHUSD, in 2009, was 1:.63. So for every dollar borrowed, we paid back 63 cents in interest. This was the best bond sale in the state in 2009. On the second sale of $5 million in 2011, the ratio was 2.27:1, also well below the acceptable rate. The average ratio for the two sales is 1:1.29, a great principal to interest ratio. SHUSD has not deferred the repayment schedule and there are no balloon payments. The numbers for SHUSD stated in the NCJ are taken out of context. To pick a year at random and to use that example to represent the ratio of bond sale to interest is a misuse of those numbers. It’s similar to taking the first year of your home mortgage, which is almost totally payment toward interest, not principal, and saying that your home loan is “bad.” The complete term of the loan or bond has to be taken into consideration. Upon doing the research to find out the actual facts, I can assure you that SHUSD has done an excellent job managing the bond sales for our community. Catherine Scott, superintendent Southern Humboldt Unified School District Editor: Ms. Peyton Dahlberg’s article “The Big Borrow” reveals a critical issue regarding school bonds: That educators and school board trustees do not have the expertise to evaluate post-election bond financing plans. Immediately after the June 5, 2012, election, Trinidad Union School District began work on a bond financing plan which would honor the economic interests of the community which had supported our school in the election.  School officials conferred with a bond attorney as well as the Humboldt County auditor and treasurer for assistance.

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Prior to the closing of the bond in early December, the district conferred with County Treasurer John Bartholomew on a continual basis. All financial document drafts were copied to the treasurer for his comment, and he also communicated directly with district financial advisers and the bond underwriter. The district was responsible for all decisions related to bond financing, but proceeded in as informed a manner as possible. Discovering that “debt service” relative to the original amount of the bond varied between 2:1 and 10:1, the goal for Trinidad School was to develop a financing plan which would be at the lower end of that range. The final bond structure for Trinidad School does have a very low percentage of capital appreciation bonds, but it was our understanding that this was necessary to attract bond investors. Our final debt service ratio is 2.52: 1, or near the very bottom of the range (or $5,559,000 over 35 years on the $2,200,000 bond). The district made every effort to be extremely diligent in protecting taxpayer interests, while obtaining funding to make important deferred maintenance upgrades and/or new construction. The result of the bond will be improved school quality for students and higher property values for constituents, together with significant taxpayer protection. Geoff Proust, superintendent Trinidad Union School District  

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Editor: Though I am new adjunct faculty at College of the Redwoods, I was taken aback by the letter headlined “Lower


  It just wasn’t good something didn’t seem right, there was a Dark Envelope that condensed amongst the Hills. Everything is really just amazing, the best it’s ever been, it really couldn’t get any better. And, as the Cat walked into the kitchen, flowers would yield nothing else than explosive fragments of salvation. — Adam N. Canter

Class Food,” (Mailbox, Nov. 22). I’ve been more than surprised by how tasty, nutritious, and affordable the food actually is at CR. All entrees and a la carte items are priced below $5, and many staff, faculty and students appreciate CR’s varied menus and consistent vegetarian options. Many at CR are also aware that the dining hall manager goes to great lengths to use local produce from CR’s Shively farm. At College of the Redwoods, students, staff and faculty have been privy to some of the tastiest and freshest homemade meals around, thanks to Silvia Vader, who has been dining services manager at CR for nearly 18 years. Ms. Vader’s family recipes, prepared by staff and student workers, are the mainstay of lunches and dinners served at the college — corn fritters and fresh black bean salsa, stuffed acorn squash with quinoa, and veggie chili with corn bread are but a few of the wholesome options available. When Silvia’s clam chowder is up for lunch, faculty and staff know to get there early as an entire pot rarely lasts past 1 o’clock. Sylvia’s salad bar is always well-stocked, and the a la carte line has meat and non-meat options to choose from. Each September Ms. Vader begins using seasonal, local produce from CR’s Shively farm — fresh basil, tomatoes, zucchini, winter squash and more go into her fall entrees. My favorite? Her layered polenta with gobs of pesto, fresh basil and melted mozzarella — for $3.35, hands down, it’s the best vegetarian lunch bargain on the North Coast. On Dec. 3 Silvia Vader retired, leaving behind memories of her hard work, dedication and delicious food. Josephine Johnson, Arcata


In an article about school bonds last week (“The Big Borrow,”) the Journal didn’t include all charges paid by investors for two bonds. So although the Northern Humboldt Union High School District did get about $52,000 for a bond that requires it to repay just over $1 million, the investor in that bond paid more than that $52,000. The investor also paid a premium of nearly $96,000, which didn’t go to the school district, but was used to cover some of the district’s borrowing costs, according to Isom Advisors. A $4,976 bond sold by the Blue Lake Union Elementary School District, which pays the investor $160,000 when it matures in 2040, also was sold at a premium of close to $20,000, according to Caldwell Flores Winters Inc., the district’s bond adviser.

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lease understand that I’m writing with deep affection. In more than 30 years as a voter, I can’t recall ever voting against a local school bond. I’m enduringly grateful for a state college system that once had tuition so low I graduated without a dime of debt, just by working weekends and summers. Schools are one of the very best investments all of us make in future generations. But please, trustees, please, take some time to push past easy analogies and ask a lot more questions about bonds before your district issues them. Slow down. Call for reinforcements. I’ve just started learning about school bond intricacies, but based on interviews with county treasurers, auditors and bond advisers, some off the record and some on, I’ve picked up a few points that might be useful to you now, with at least three Humboldt County school districts preparing to issue new bonds, two of them possibly this week. First: County Treasurer John Bartholomew is available to help you understand the bonds your district wants to sell. You’re busy educators, and he’s a financial specialist who, if asked, will come to your meetings, look over your proposed bond issue, and try all he can to help. “I am willing and available and I’m happy … to make sure that taxpayers get a fair deal,” Bartholomew told me on the phone this week. Second: You have a lot of power. You are entitled to say no to capital appreciation bonds, or no to bonds that last more than 25 years, or no to bonds that cost three or four or eight or 10 times what you borrowed, or no, really, to any individual bond in the bigger pack-

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age of bonds that an underwriter will sell on your behalf. This is a consensus from several bond advisers and county treasurers. In that context, here’s a holdonto-your-wallet tip: Bond advisers often charge school districts an extra $20,000 to $50,000 for putting together a deal that includes capital appreciation bonds, or CABs, said Los Angeles County Assistant Treasurer Glenn Byers. “It’s harder to sell, that’s what they tell you. I say baloney, it’s easier to sell. You have fewer people to talk to,” Byers said in a phone interview on Monday. (Capital appreciation bonds accrue interest for years and pay it off in a big lump sum when they mature, so they’re especially attractive to a relatively small group of investors with long time horizons, such as insurance companies and pension funds, Byers said. These bonds also tend to pay higher rates than current interest bonds, so they are one of the most expensive ways a school district can borrow.) Third: Beyond Bartholomew, you’ve got other resources to lean on. The Los Angeles County Treasurer Tax Collector’s office has been aggressively fighting school bond abuses, and Byers suggests two guidelines for prudent borrowing: Don’t use bonds that take longer than 25 to 30 years to repay, and don’t use a bond package whose repayment costs jump more than 5 percent in any year. (That is, if a bond package costs $100 to repay in year one, it shouldn’t cost more than $105 in year two or more than $432 in year 30.) Fourth: A bond is not like a mortgage. Really. No matter how much your bond adviser might like that analogy. A mortgage is one loan, but a bond issue usually involves many different loans, or bonds,

each with different terms, which can include some real stinkers. It might help to think of it like this: If you get a $125,000 mortgage from a bank at 4 percent, you make one payment every month to one entity. But say instead you buy that same house by borrowing $100,000 at just 1 percent from your rich uncle who always loved you best. Then you run up the other $25,000 on your credit card at 18 percent. It’s absolutely true that your blended interest rate is going to be way lower than that 18 percent, because you borrowed most of the money at 1 percent. It might even turn out that for your own quirky personal finances, this was the best way you could have borrowed. But no matter how good that blended rate looks, it doesn’t make your credit card bill go away. It doesn’t make 18 percent a good interest rate. And it doesn’t mean you shouldn’t have looked — hard — to make sure there wasn’t a better way to do this deal. Fifth: Understand growth, and don’t let anyone jack up imaginary growth rates to pretend a big future tax bite will be smaller than it sounds. Partly because of laws that date back to 2000, people often talk about bonds in terms of their annual cost per $100,000 of assessed valuation. Elementary and high school districts often aim for a target of taxing each property owner no more than $30 annually for each $100,000 of assessed valuation, or AV, and unified school districts think in terms of $60 annually for each $100,000. That can be a very deceptive ratio if someone wants to assume crazy-high growth for your district. If a bond adviser tells you oh, don’t worry, this bond will cost less than $30 per $100,000 even in 2050, you’ve got to fire back another set

of questions. Start with: How fast are you assuming our district will grow, both in terms of new homes and businesses and in terms of rising values of existing property? What do you base that projection on? If you’re projecting out 30 or 40 years into the future, how do your numbers compare with actual growth in our district’s AV over the last 30 or 40 years? What does our county treasurer think about this projected growth rate? Should it be lower? Sixth: You get to hire who you want, and you get to shop around. Los Angeles County’s Byers recommends that before even thinking about issuing bonds, school districts should put out separate requests for proposals for a bond adviser, a bond attorney and an underwriter. Districts can save a lot of money that way, he says, and hiring each entity separately can be cheaper than a package deal. If a school district feels too small to do that on its own, it can turn to its own county treasurer for help, he said, and that treasurer in turn can touch bases with bigger counties for help and advice. Seventh: Keep asking questions. If you’re considering issuing bonds soon, here are some more good ones: In the bond package we are considering, are there going to be any capital appreciation bonds? If yes, why — what are the advantages to us of using CABs, and what would we lose if we didn’t use CABs? Are our CABs callable or convertible, so that we can change them later to a less costly type of borrowing? If not, why not? If we have CABs, what is the anticipated interest rate on each one of the

individual bonds? In what year will each individual bond be repaid? And for each bond, what is the ratio of dollars we get now compared with dollars our taxpayers will have to give the bond buyer later? (Hint: a 1 to 10 ratio is a very bad answer, even for a single bond in a bigger package.) Could we lop the costliest borrowing off the back end of our bond package and still get most of the money we need? How much could we borrow if we didn’t use these capital appreciation bonds at all and stuck entirely with current interest bonds, known as CIBs? Does our bond adviser get more money if our package includes CABs? If yes, how much more? And here is a P.S. for everyone who lives in Humboldt County and cares about schools. Go to the school board meetings. Talk to your elected school trustees. Demand that they ask enough questions and get enough impartial advice to do this right. Because signing up for exorbitant school bonds won’t just stick the next generation or two with outsized property tax bills. It could also alienate voters who would otherwise have been ready to help next time school kids need a new science lab or just a toilet that flushes properly. Give your school board some tough love, people. It’s better for everyone in the long run. Thanks,

— Carrie Peyton Dahlberg ●

On November 10, 2012, the Northern California Indian Development Council (NCIDC) hosted the 31st Annual Northwest Intertribal Gathering and Elders Dinner. The Gathering was a success due to the generosity of many individuals, Tribes, businesses, clubs and organizations that donated time and resources. The NCIDC Governing Council and staff wish to thank the following for their contributions and support: SPONSORS & DONORS

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city council races, etc. It’s an exercise in confirming suspicions. But if you want it, the numbers are up on the county’s website, and Hank Sims has been making his own pretty maps over at the Lost Coast Outpost. Some numbers in particular the Journal was interested in crunching: How did Arcata’s various enclaves vote on Measure I, the tax on excessively high residential electricity users, AKA indoor growers. Might a look at the voting point us to the areas that felt they, um, had the most to lose? The numbers aren’t super dramatic; the measure passed in every precinct. The voters most in favor of Measure I tended to live in Arcata’s more affluent neighborhoods: Bayside, Sunny Brae and Fickle Hill led the charge for taxation. Interestingly, the precinct that encapsulates Humboldt State University — where voters checked boxes in the HSU Jolly Giant Commons — was far and away the most opposed to the measure. What makes the youth more sympathetic to the indoor grow scene? Speculate away! l



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Blog Jammin’ CRIME / BY HEIDI WALTERS / DEC. 11, 4:10 P.M.

CHP to DA: Jogger’s Death Was Murder

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The California Highway Patrol says Jason Anthony Warren murdered Suzie Seemann, the university professor who died when a Kia allegedly driven by Warren ran into her and two friends on the morning of Sept. 27 as they went for their morning jog on Old Arcata Road. Her friends, Jessica Hunt and Terri VromanLittle, suffered major injuries, and Hunt’s dog, Maggie, also was killed. The CHP, in a news release/collision report issued this afternoon, says it requested that the Humboldt County District Attorney file several charges against Warren: one count of murder, two counts of attempted murder, one count of animal cruelty, three counts of assault with a deadly weapon and one count of vehicle theft. In November, the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Department asked the DA to file homicide and auto theft charges against Warren for a separate incident — the killing of Hoopa resident Dorothy Ulrich — earlier on the same morning the joggers were hit. ● MOVIES / BY ANDREW GOFF / DEC. 10, 2:36 P.M.

Overrun By Killer Monkeys At least that’s what director M. Night Shyamalan envisions. The trailer for his upcoming sci-fi blockbuster After Earth was released today and features quick shots of some of the footage the crew shot among our redwoods back in April. With monkeys. And it’s on our website. Enjoy. ● AVIATION, BUSINESS, GOVERNMENT / BY RYAN BURNS / DEC. 10, 1:10 P.M.

Airline Courting … Again Good news for locals who travel in the sky (or whose friends/family/customers do): A group of area businesses, tribes, governments and nonprofits has cobbled together $250,000, which will be added to the $750,000 federal grant we got in September to reach the cool million dollars required to attract a new airline carrier to our foggy, remote corner of the world. As you might recall, American Eagle, a subsidiary of American Airlines, announced a deal last spring that would have


brought twice-daily service between the Arcata-Eureka Airport and LAX, but the deal fell through a few weeks later. Why? Because the county hadn’t lined up funding for the $1 million revenue guarantee that American Eagle was demanding. (Such demands are now industry standard.) The community has been understandably gun-shy about offering “revenue guarantees” to airlines since 2010, when Delta bailed on us after just 15 months of service, pocketing $500,000 in Headwaters Fund money in the process. But in announcing this latest milliondollar carrot, which has been ponied up by the Department of Transportation, the Headwaters Fund and more than 70 local donors, Redwood Region Economic Development Commission Director Don Ehnebuske argued that the expense should pay dividends in the long run. For one thing, he said, ticket prices should be cheaper with competition. After Delta and Horizon skipped town, leaving Humboldt County with just one airline (United), ticket prices shot up. (Anecdotal evidence: I just searched for a round-trip ticket to San Francisco, leaving next Monday and returning Friday. Price: $556.) Plus, Ehnebuske said, a lot of locals have simply given up on flying out of here, opting instead to drive to airports in Sacramento, San Francisco, Redding and Medford. That costs us federal aviation dollars, which are granted based on passenger numbers. Ehnebuske and others have pointed out that Delta came very, very close to reaching its passenger-load goals back in 2010, and that was at a time when the economy was worse off and airline fuel prices were at an all-time high. The prospects for an air carrier should look better in spring 2013, which is the target date for new service to start, according to a press release from RREDC. In a phone conversation this morning, Ehnebuske broke down some of the funding amounts by source: As reported a few months back, the federal government is providing the lion’s share with a $750,000 grant. Of the remaining $250,000, the Headwaters Fund agreed to match local fundraising efforts dollar-for-dollar, meaning it will wind up contributing roughly $125,000. The cities of Eureka and Arcata each chipped in $10,000, Ehnebuske said, while Trinidad and Ferndale threw in $1,000 apiece and Blue Lake got on the board with $100. See more donors on our website, listed at the bottom of the press release from RREDC. ●


Marijuana Follies … For your amusement, we pass along this anecdote from a friend of the Journal (Chelsea Barto), as recounted on Facebook: Dec. 2: Crazy Humboldt experience today: two meth heads walk by while I’m enjoying a bagel at Los Bagels and start arguing in the intersection. One guy pulls a bag with abt 2 lbs of weed out of the other guys backpack and the two proceed to wrestle over it. The bag explodes into weed confetti all over the street. One guy takes off, the other guy stands there staring at it completely stunned when a cop rolls up. Best part was the random bystanders who were picking up nugs off the street when the cops back was turned. Oh Humboldt … ARCATA, FORTUNA, SCHOOLS / BY CARRIE PEYTON DAHLBERG / DEC. 5, 5:20 P.M.

More School Debt Decisions Fortuna Union High School District trustees are getting ready to issue $3.5 million in school bonds, and the package they’re scheduled to review next week includes the kind of bonds that can pile up hefty debt stretched out for years.

Similar bonds have triggered scandals in some Southern California school districts, and several Humboldt County districts are on the hook to repay five, seven or even 10 times what they’ve borrowed. (See “The Big Borrow,” Dec. 6.) It’s not uncommon for school boards to agree to large bond packages without ever asking whether they include these capital appreciation bonds, known as CABs, or how much will be repaid in relation to what was borrowed, according to Jon Isom, who with his brother Greg Isom advises many Humboldt area schools on bond issues. The brothers, under the name Isom Advisors, work for Urban Futures Incorporated, a PHOTO BY CHELSEA BARTO government finance consulting firm. Jon Isom said that until recently, school trustees primarily focused on the big picture — how much their districts would spend each year to repay their bonds, and whether that would keep taxes around the levels they promised in school bond elections. They didn’t drill down to individual bonds that can come with steep price tags. But he expects that could change in Humboldt, at least for now, as his firm advises Fortuna and Arcata school districts on upcoming bond sales. Fortuna superintendent Glen Senes-

traro hadn’t known too much about different kinds of school bonds before the Journal phoned him up today, but he has already started asking questions. He read over the proposed resolution on next week’s agenda, huddled with Jon Isom and then e-mailed the Journal that “CABs are in the resolution, but right now there is no intention of using any of those.” The Arcata Elementary School District, which could issue bonds early next year, has been following the flurry of interest in high-repayment bonds, and Superintendent Pam Jones said that along with working with Isom, she plans to consult with county Treasurer John Bartholomew. “We’re trying to be very careful with this,” she said, and “the county treasurer can give us some good advice.” From Bartholomew, she can likely expect an earful. “Capital appreciation bonds are horror stories for the long-term maturity CABs,” he said on the telephone this afternoon. Much safer are the current interest bonds, known as CIBs, which pay interest regularly so that big payoffs don’t land years down the road. The state association of county treasurers wants California to pass a law that would ban the riskier bonds that drag repayment out beyond 25 years. That could smack down deals like the one made last year by the McKinleyville Union School District, which authorized the sale of $7 million in bonds that would cost the district $71.6 million by the time all of them mature in 2050, although some could be paid off sooner without penalty. Bartholomew sent McKinleyville’s thensuperintendent an alarmed email the day he found out about the terms of those READ FULL POSTS AND SEE PHOTOS AT

bonds — information that comes to him because his office collects the taxes that will pay for the bonds. “I feel compelled to comment that I am appalled by its long-term costs,” he wrote in February 2011, particularly because the bond issue was approved so narrowly. And projections about the size of the tax base that would one day exist to pay off the bonds seemed so optimistic he merely wrote “yikes!” He encouraged McKinleyville to keep looking for ways to refinance that debt. (Want to look up whether your school district has any capital appreciation bonds, and what the terms are? You can do a search on the Electronic Municipal Market Access website.) Update Friday Dec. 7: Make that at least three school districts getting ready to issue new bonds with so-far-unknown structures. The McKinleyville Press blog reports today that the Northern Humboldt Union School District is scheduled to vote Tuesday night on issuing more bonds. (Voters approved that borrowing in a 2010 election. The two districts mentioned in our original post just got voter approval in November 2012.) Other school districts out there with more bond authority from past elections might also be getting on the bond train any time — if you want to know what’s going in your school district, this is a good time to ask. It’s especially timely because apparently, unless school district trustees ask some very specific questions before they vote, they might not be told whether their particular bond package will include some offerings that will one day cost taxpayers 10 times what the schools borrowed, or even more. Seems like a good time to ask for the fine print. ● • NORTH COAST JOURNAL • THURSDAY, DEC. 13, 2012


Taking Charge in Loleta Amid school discord and racial differences, community group finds its voice Story and photos by Ryan Burns



f you were to miniaturize Humboldt County, shrink it down to about 10 percent of its size and population, you’d wind up with a region that looks a lot like the 95551 zip code. Rural and low-income, this coastal community marries agriculture and small-town values with a natural beauty that’s almost dizzying. Atop Table Bluff, cows graze and hawks swoop amid panoramic views of the Pacific, south spit and Humboldt Bay. The region’s roughly 1,700 people, rugged, friendly and idealistic, are spread across the land in tight-knit little subcommunities whose differences sometimes strain their bonds, like rivalries between cousins. The community hub is Loleta (pop. 783), where a rustic Main Street with a market, deli, bustling bakery and post office parallels a defunct railroad track and a narrow park with concrete picnic tables. On the north end of town is a trailer park, and up the hill to the east, past the cheese factory and the abandoned brick dairy warehouse, you’ll find newer neighborhood developments scattered around the quaint elementary school. Surrounding these population grids, farms stretch from the highway to the coast, where the Eel River drains into the ocean. Mostly white, the region’s diversity is growing thanks to a burgeoning Latino population and two tribal Rancherias — Table Bluff, with its tract homes nestled in the south bay flats, and Bear River (a branch of the Rohnerville Rancheria), with its towering hotel and casino on the hill. While this mini-Humboldt is idyllic in many ways, the community often finds itself divided by crisscrossing fault lines formed by culture, language, geography and economics. “It tends to separate, that’s all,” said Marcus Drumm, general manager of the Loleta Community Ser-

vices District and a former member of the school board. “It’s a small town with a long history. … Problems hang around forever, and people get attached to them.” But with help from local nonprofits and a series of grants, residents of 95551 have begun to better understand the contours of their divides and to form bonds across them. The Loleta Elementary School has been pulled into both processes, thanks to a community-building initiative that began last year, financed by a $75,000 grant from the St. Joseph Health System Foundation to the Redwood Community Action Agency.

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tan buildings and kelly green trim, Loleta Elementary School sits on a graded flat spot along Loleta Drive, which curves down the hill from Highway 101 to Main Street. The campus shares its plateau with a playground, a baseball field and, on the other end of the parking lot, the Loleta Volunteer Fire Department’s red firehouse. With 120 students spanning kindergarten through eighth grades, the school has a different demographic profile than the community at large. The 95551 zip code is more than 77 percent white, but Loleta Elementary School is about 65 percent Native American and 15 percent Latino. Even more striking is how many students live near or below the poverty line. Roughly 92 percent of the school’s students qualify for free or reduced-price lunches, with subsidies provided by the federal government and individual school districts. In his book Teaching With Poverty in Mind, author Eric Jensen points out risk factors faced by children raised in poverty, including emotional and social challenges, cognitive lags and health and safety issues.

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At a recent meeting members of the Loleta Local Organizing Committee talked about their latest efforts toward community building.

With support from staff from RCAA and other area nonprofits, community members have started tackling some sticky school issues that have parents concerned. Early in the community-building initiative, volunteers conducted a series of one-on-one interviews, asking 150 residents what could make their community a better place to live. Many parents expressed concern about Loleta Elementary School’s disciplinary methods. Some said there was bullying going on. Others said teachers were playing favorites. The prevailing theme, according to a number of parents and members of a local organizing committee, was that discipline was inconsistent. And that perception was exacerbating feelings of injustice that have been around for years. Renee Saucedo moved to the area

about a year ago, and last summer she became the social services director of the Wiyot Tribe, which has members at both Rancherias. “I started in June of this year, and I’ve been receiving complaints and reports ever since then,” she said, “… reports from Wiyot parents saying that they feel dissatisfied with the school’s disciplinary system. They feel that historically [discipline] has been implemented in an unequal and arbitrary way.” Drumm, the Community Services District manager, said that many parents feel discipline is lax, generally, and many Latino and Native American parents in particular feel that their kids are treated unfairly. “And perception counts for a lot,” Drumm said. There may be small issues of bullying, roughhousing or teasing that don’t get nipped in the bud, and when

left and above At Loleta Elementary School, 120 students, from kindergarten through eighth grade, occupy just six classrooms.

discipline is eventually meted out, it can appear amplified or distorted by cultural divisions. “You will have some communities that end up with more discipline than others,” Drumm explained diplomatically. “That feeds the perception that there are cultural differences, whether it’s charges of racism in the extreme case or just that teachers end up playing favorites.” Some parents have opted to take their kids out of Loleta Elementary School and enroll them in nearby schools in Ferndale, Fortuna or King Salmon. Aileen Meyer did just that with her grandkids two years ago. A resident of the Bear River Rancheria, Meyer serves on the Wiyot Tribal Council and works as the Rancheria’s child care director and education coordinator. “My grandkids, I guess, are kind of delinquent,” she admitted, “and they got kicked out of school almost daily. So I had to move them about two years ago to Ferndale, and they haven’t been kicked out since.” Earlier this year, the education subcommittee in the community-building initiative set about researching various behavioral models used by other schools in the area. The committee held eight formal research meetings in six months, interviewing area teachers, administrators and experts with an eye toward finding a comprehensive discipline policy to recommend to Loleta Elementary School’s administration. At last month’s school board meeting, members of the subcommittee stood before the school board — a nervous first for some of them — and presented their three-part recommendation. First they suggested adopting a propricontinued on next page

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continued from previous page etary system called Positive Behavioral Intervention and Supports. Recently implemented at Eureka and Del Norte County elementary schools, PBIS combines a proactive and encouraging approach with data tracking to gauge its effectiveness. The second recommendation was for the school to develop its own “code of conduct,” starting by brainstorming with students in the classrooms as a way to encourage ownership and buy-in. And third, they suggested Montessorilike guidelines for how to treat students who violate that code of conduct. Advice includes, “Set firm limits in loving ways” and “Focus on relationships and respect, not punishment.” Committee members say their policy recommendations have the support of every teacher in the school.

“I’m gonna be a little blunt.”

Sallie Hadden is both principal and superintendent of Loleta Elementary School, an enormously challenging job. The last two people who held it lasted just one year apiece. Hadden is now in her third year, and the demands on her run the gamut from submitting an endless stream of reports to the state to helping make lunch when the cook calls in sick. But still, while she could certainly use some more adults on staff, she didn’t ask for help from the local organizing committee. And she wasn’t terribly impressed with their suggestions. Hence her warning about being blunt. “They’re concerned about the disciplinary [process] but they have no kids in our school, so that’ll end that story right

there,” Hadden said testily during a recent phone conversation. Many committee members are, in fact, parents of Loleta students. Last Friday, the Journal stopped by the school to follow up on this point. It was just before lunchtime, and Hadden was in the cafeteria helping prepare lunch. The cook had called in sick, and just like she’d said, here she was, heating up little burritos for kids’ lunches. “No no no no no,” Hadden protested when we told her about the parents on the committee. “I said the local organizing committee is not made up of a majority of parents.” A woman handed her a plate from the passthrough window in the kitchen and Hadden set it on the lunch table. “OK,” she continued, “what you have to understand is if you look at the local organizing committee, you’ll find it’s a specific nationality.” What nationality? “Oh, they, a lot of, several of them are Hispanic parents,” Hadden said. “You know, good people, but, you know.” Just then, an adult walked through the cafeteria door followed by a line of chattering young kids, maybe first graders.

Hadden called out to them, “OK, burritos!” She smiled at the first kid in line and pointed to the pile. “This one’s got your name on it.” She did not amplify on how having Hispanic members might affect the committee’s actions or its collective wisdom. During our first phone conversation, Hadden said the committee’s recommendations are impractical.



“They did a nice investigative session with this; then they turned around and presented their findings, which is fine,” she said. “But then, in presenting their findings, they said, ‘We’d like the board to reply on this next month.’ So obviously they don’t know how the school system works, because you can’t stop in the middle of the field and say, ‘Okay, this is what we’re going to do.’” In order to implement the PBIS system someone would have to pay for the curriculum, the materials and a four-day staff training. The price tag is $4,000, “and who’s gonna pay for it?” Hadden demanded. She also argued that the three parts to the committee’s recommendation aren’t necessarily compatible with one another. And furthermore, she said, Loleta Elementary School has been working with a different proprietary behavior program called Second Step, which it purchased two or three years ago. As the conversation continued, Hadden’s demeanor softened. While she disagrees with the premise that discipline at her school has been arbitrary and random — and she thinks that society has blown the bullying issue out of proportion — she said she appreciates the work being done by the local organizing committee. And she acknowledged that she and her fellow staff members like a lot of the elements in the PBIS program. Along with other schools in the county, she said, Loleta is waiting to see what kind of results Eureka city schools have with it. But newly emboldened community members seem unlikely to sit back and accept the status quo. “There’s a discipline problem in the school that needs to be dealt with,” said John Oswald, president of the Loleta Chamber of Commerce and recently appointed president of the school board. Two of his children attend the

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behind a common cause. “Talking about getting rid of seventh and eighth grades — that really brought the community together, across all cultural divides,” said Oswald. “Everybody was unanimous: We love the school the way it is.” With support from the local organizing committee, which had formed subcommittees, each working on its own initiative, the community gathered at a meeting last year and pressured the school into finding a way to keep the seventh and eighth grades. (Hadden described the meeting as “aggressive.”) This year, the average class size has increased from about 15 to 22, with grades combined to fit all the student into the school’s six classrooms. This achievement — saving seventh and eighth grades — helped to galvanize the community and inspire the local organizing committee, according to Ed Ramos, a committee member and tutor for the Bear River Rancheria. “When the community saw how much of a voice they had — because they’d made an impact — they kept coming together,” he said. “We saw that if we stick together we can overcome some of these issues.” More than a year into the communitybuilding initiative, RCAA has been awarded another grant from St. Joseph Health System Foundation — $100,000 per year for three years to help implement the initiatives that have been started or identified. About a third of that money will directly fund community projects, according to RCAA projects coordinator Sinkhorn.



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communities. It aims to help them collaborate with each other, engage with local decision makers and develop their own leadership skills. This region fit the criteria for the grant because it’s relatively diverse and lowincome, with reduced access to health care, but also because St. Joe’s already had a community resource center on the campus of the elementary school. RCAA partnered with the Humboldt Area Foundation and First 5 Humboldt, nonprofits with shared values around healthy communities, and in a series of community meetings recruited volunteers for the local organizing committee. Then, in a yearlong listening campaign, organizers and residents helped the region to identify some of its own virtues and challenges. In addition to the school discipline issues, the interviews yielded a number of other suggestions for making 95551 a better place to live: Community meetings could be more accessible for working parents; Spanish interpretation services should be expanded; minorities should be encouraged to pursue leadership roles; the park could use some better amenities; and the town needed a communication hub. The local organizing committee achieved an early victory last year when it rallied the community to speak out against eliminating the seventh and eighth grades at Loleta Elementary School. With space constraints and a pathetic public-school budget, the tiny school — which last year had just under 100 students — had proposed downsizing. But parents resisted, and they rallied


school, and they’ve complained to him that sometimes it’s hard to learn in class because other students are acting up. “When you hear that from your kids you’re like, ‘Wow, that’s nothing I would have told my parents.’” In Oswald’s opinion, adopting the committee’s recommendations should be a “no-brainer,” and as president of the board his opinion carries a great deal of weight. Much of the push for change has come from the local Latino community, many of whom felt too nervous or ill-prepared to address the school board until they got help and encouragement via the community initiative. Marcelina Mejia de Castillo, for example, has a daughter in first grade at Loleta. A non-native English speaker, she called the St. Joe’s grant and RCAA-led initiative “a blessing, because oftentimes we as parents have concerns, but we might not necessarily be ready to put in a word or have the knowledge of who to contact about the issues we have.” Over the past year, Mejia de Castillo has taken a leadership role on the organizing committee. At last month’s school board meeting, she got up before the board as chair of the school opportunities team and introduced its recommendations.

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While members spoke, L’annunziata wrote their ideas down on paper sheets clipped to an easel. After debriefing, the committee members looked to prioritize future initiatives. A list of issues and projects had been written in multi-colored felt markers on sheets of butcher paper taped to the walls. Heather Equinoss, a program manager with the Humboldt Area Foundation, gave each committee member three circular green stickers and told them to place each one next to their top three priorities. Among the popular candidates were “Transfer ownership of park to a community group,” “support language and cultural activities” and “improve access to park.” This was clearly a group that had become addicted to improving their community. l


member Nicole Coyn. The PBIS system’s $4,000 price tag had come up at the meeting. The grant from St. Joe’s is written in such a way that it can’t cover the expense. Now the committee talked about possible other grant sources to cover the cost. Helen L’annunziata, a senior planner with RCAA’s natural resources division, chimed in, saying that she learned the value of “really thinking about our audience and what resonates with them.” When addressing the school board, she explained, they like hearing how the committee can help them find funds for programs like PBIS. They brainstormed on how to stay on message at the school board’s next meeting, which will be held on Dec. 19: Be heartfelt rather than accusatory or backward-looking; use “I feel” language.

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super heart brown sugar, especially in fall, when rich stews, pumpkin pie and dark, caramelly flavors seem cozy and appealing (ditto thick sweaters and Maine accents). I adore sweet things in all forms, but particularly anything dark and caramelized. Why does white sugar even exist? What isn’t improved by the rich, butterscotch hug of brown sugar? I love the texture brown sugar imparts. Raw, it’s sort of crumbly on the tongue before the heat hits and melts it into a cream. Cooked, it can get chewy, as in the butterscotch brownies below, or mature into toffee, crunchy in the teeth before it diffuses into richness. I make chutney in boggling amounts and this necessitates huge sacks of brown sugar that gets into my hair and clothes with sticky cloying molasses-ish obstinacy. I can’t suck it out. Believe me, I try. If it wasn’t for the siren song of chutney, I wouldn’t be practically bathing in it by choice, but, typically, I try to turn lemons into lemonade and revel in my sweet brown paradise. I have become a brown sugar addict. If a food can possibly be made with any form of sweetener, I opt for the b-sug. Salad dressing? Brown sugar. Braised leeks? Brown sug. Buttered toast? Damn straight! B.S.! It’s also an appropriate ingredient for this time of year. Right now, it’s raining out. The wind is blowing, the cows are lowing, Pop is smoking bacon, and I have butterscotch brownies in the oven and chutney on the stove. Thank goodness brown sugar comes in 50 pound bags.

Pop’s Brown Sugar Bacon Take your pork belly; 3 pounds is a reasonable amount. The Co-op in Eureka has it pretty regularly, or ask your butcher. Curing Rub: I cup salt ¾ brown sugar Mix and place in flat baking dish. Lay belly in baking dish (cut into two or three pieces if necessary to fit) and press belly into mixture, rotating and flipping to make sure all sides of meat are covered. Wrap tightly in plastic wrap to ensure salt/sugar is held against meat. Leave in fridge for two or three days. Then, wipe away salt/sugar and store it, loosely wrapped in the fridge, for as long as you like. It will keep for several months now that it’s cured. When ready to use, soak in lots of fresh water for two hours. This gets rid of excess salt and makes it edible. Slice and fry. After the soaking, it will keep a week or two. We like to smoke it on our barbeque for added scrumptiousness. When ready to smoke, soak bacon in lots of fresh water for two hours. Make a tiny fire with a few briquettes in your kettle BBQ, feed it with small pieces of fruitwood, alder or corncobs (dry). Adjust intake and vent to


a quarter open and get a little fire going. Keep the little fire way on one side of the BBQ. Put the meat on the opposite side of the rack from the fire. Position the quarter-open vent over the belly so the smoke gets sucked across the meat on its way out the vent. Smoke should be pouring out. Keep watching it and feeding it with little bits of wood for three to four hours at least. If you have one, use an oven thermometer to make sure the temp inside the ’cue doesn’t get over 125 degrees. Under is fine. Basically, hang around all day and keep your tiny fire smokin’. Slice n’ fry. Keeps 7-10 days in the refrigerator. Braised Leeks One leek per person is a nice side. Three leeks, thinly sliced into rounds up to the point where the green outer leaves separate. Wash well after slicing. Heat 1 T. butter and 1 T. olive oil in 10-inch cast iron pan. Add leeks and cook over high heat for three minutes, stirring. Lower heat to medium and add: ½ cup hot chicken stock or veg stock (keep at least another ½ cup hot in reserve) 1 T brown sugar 1 t salt

1 ½ T balsamic vinegar Cover and cook for 15 to 20 minutes. Stir every few minutes, making sure there is still a little liquid in the pan; add more sparingly if needed. Taste and add more salt as needed. Remove lid, add a splash of cream or cooking sherry (or both) raise heat to high and cook down any liquid remaining until the leeks aren’t positively dripping. Serve right away, with a poached egg on top if you’re needing protein. Butterscotch Brownies (adapted from The Joy Of Cooking) This has been such a family standby for so many years I have it memorized. Very simple and very good. I double the recipe as printed in the book, because the original recipe makes very thin brownies. It can be tripled, but do not triple the baking powder, just double it, or the taste is detectable. Melt into a biggish saucepan: ½ cup sweet butter Turn off flame. Stir in 2 cups light or medium brown sugar, and cool for 2 minutes. Beat in 2 eggs and 2 teaspoons vanilla. Beat in 1 cup sifted flour, 1.5 teaspoons baking powder, and 1 teaspoon salt. Add ½ cup chopped walnuts if you like it nutty. Pour into buttered 6 by 10 inch Pyrex dish, or equivalent. Cook 20 - 22 minutes at 350 in preheated oven. Cool and cut. These should be really chewy around the edge and a little gooey in the middle. ●

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1. ABRUZZI 780 Seventh St. Live music. 2. ARCATA ARTISANS COOPERATIVE 883 H St. Featuring silk screens by John Wesa, paintings by Mimi LaPlant and ceramics by Natalie DiConstanzo. Wine served to benefit the Humboldt Community Breast Health Project. 3. ARCATA CITY HALL * 736 F St. “Who You Gonna Call?” Portraits of city of Arcata employees by Arcata Arts Institute students. (Open only during regular hours.) 4. ARCATA EXCHANGE 813 H St. Underwater photography by the Humboldt Skin Divers. Live music by Dale Winget. Wine served to benefit Arcata House. 5. ARCATA MAIN STREET 791 Eighth St. Humboldt Crabs gear: gift certificates, season passes, hats and other Crabs swag. 6. BUBBLES 1031 H St. Bluegrass by Clean Livin’. 7. CAFÉ BRIO 791 G St. Photographs of local produce by Anda Ambrosini. 8. FIRE ARTS CENTER 520 South G St. Suite A. Fire Arts Holiday Ceramics Sale. 9. THE GARDEN GATE 905 H St. Jeanne Fierce: felting, paintings and drawings. Bluegrass by Compost Mountain Boys. Wine served to benefit Humboldt Wildlife Care Center. 10. HENSEL’S ACE HARDWARE KITCHEN STORE 884 Ninth St. Shilo Quetchen-

bach: Crafty art made from recycled material. 11. HUMBOLDT OUTFITTERS 860 G St. Wine served to benefit NAFS. 12. HUMBOLDT BREWS 856 10th St. Photos by John Chapman. 13. IRONSIDE GALLERY 900 Ninth St. Humboldt Arts Project artists. 14. JAMBALAYA 915 H St. Art TBA. In Human Creation Presents Holiday Bizarre 3. 15. LIBATION 761 Eighth St. Acrylics and oils by Antoinette Magyar. Guitar music by Duncan Burgess. 16. MAZZOTTI’S 773 Eighth St. Jen Mackey: mixed media. 17. MOONRISE HERBS 826 G St. Herbal watercolors by Amy Glasser. Music by Lucinda Jackson with Sly Holladay on piano. 18. MOORE’S SLEEPWORLD 876 G St. Photographic wildlife portraiture by John Blanc; oils and live painting in progress by Sanford Pyron. Live music. 19. NATURAL SELECTION 708 Ninth St. Serigraphs by Michael Guerriero; local and travel photography by Erin Scofield. 20. NORTH SOLES FOOTWEAR 853 H St. Japanese pressed flower art by Aiko Mogi. 21. OM SHALA YOGA 858 10th St. Art TBA. 22. PACIFIC OUTFITTERS 737 G St. Ceramics by Mark Campbell.

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23. PLAZA 808 G St. Paintings by David Steinhardt. Wine served to benefit The Discovery Museum. 24. REDWOOD CURTAIN BREWING COMPANY 550 S G St. No. 6. End of year retrospective featuring previously hosted installations. A portion of all sales benefit the Ink People. 25. REVOLUTION BICYCLE REPAIR 1360 G St. Drawings by Bryan Buswell; mixed media by Michael Wrigley. Beer served to benefit The Ridge Trails Project. 26. ROBERT GOODMAN WINERY 937 Tenth St. Photographs by Joseph Wilhelm.



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A 16GB Flash Drive for just $8.99? It’s the ultimate stocking stuffer from Renaissance Computing. The SanDisk Cruzer is one of the most reliable flash drive’s made. At this price you can buy one for each member of the family. Renaissance Computing, 1033 G St., right across from the Arcata Theater Lounge in downtown Arcata. 822-7591.

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features the Tempur-Pedic pressure relieving mattresses and pillows. Visit our showroom and feel why a Tempur-Pedic is the most loving gift you can give. Living Styles offers Tempur-Pedic at the lowest allowed prices. Living Styles Furniture and Mattress, 2nd & A, Facing the Bay, Eureka. 443-3161.

only 1 t f e l e d i u Gift G one! after this AMPT Skate Shop in Arcata is the only locally-owned skate shop in Humboldt and the only place you’ll find Nike SB shoes. Featuring a custom-illustrated deck by local artist Otto in this ad. Drop in for boards, wheels, accessories, shoes & gift certificates. 1040 H St., Arcata. 822-9500.

Two North Coast businesses team up to bring you great gift ideas and fitness inspiration for the new year!

Threadbare Dancewear

in Arcata is now selling EnVision Pilates mats, toning balls with straps, and non-toxic TPE stretch bands, in addition to workout apparel. 668 8th St., just off the Arcata Plaza. 822-7894.


We sell more than just great groceries at the North Coast Co-op. Find cookware, apparel, calendars, cards, candles, games, toys and eco-friendly items. Throw in a cooking class gift certificate or a reloadable gift card and you’re set! 8th & I, Arcata. 4th & B, Eureka.

Travel light! The Aero Collection suitcases by Delsey are extremely lightweight. They have “One-Button” locking systems, fully lined interiors, self-repairing zippers and two-inch expansion. Prices start at only $150 and come in Cobalt Blue, Brick Red and Titanium. Find them at Going Places, 328 2nd St., Old Town Eureka. 443-4145.

Stop by the

American Indian Art & Gift Shop and find beautiful and unique hand crafted items including silver jewelry, pottery, baskets and much more. We feature several local and world-renowned artists. Courtesy gift-wrap is available and December purchases are tax free! The American Indian Art & Gift Shop, 241 F St. in Old Town, Eureka, 445-8451.

Fondue, cocottes and decorative ceramic pieces are just a few of the items you’ll find at Miller Farms. Our Gift Shop is brimming with good ideas. We are ready to help you find the perfect gift for your special someone. 1829 Central Ave., McKinleyville. 839-1571 ext. 5.

Do you ever wonder about Santa’s hygiene? We don’t, because we know he uses products made with EM1. EM stands for Effective Microorganisms, the superheroes of the microbial world. Toothpaste and mouthwash made with EM1 help to keep Santa’s smile as white as a Christmas snow. Soap made with EM1 keeps Santa’s eczema down. EM1 Probiotic cleanse keeps Santa regular (think of all the milk and cookies). EM1 Soil Conditioner makes Santa’s garden burst with mistletoe. The Beneficial Living Center, 148 South G St. in Arcata. 633-6125.

Try your hand at printing or carving.

The Art Center caters to artists of all skill levels. Let your inner artist emerge and explore your creative side with help from our friendly staff of practicing artists. Whittle down that shopping list and enjoy the holidays. Art Center, on the Plaza, Arcata. 822-4800.

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.





Be inspired this holiday season at Plaza. At Plaza, we have a variety of beautiful, fun and unique holiday decorations and accents for your home that will fit any style from traditional to urban. Celebrate the holidays with inspired style. Plaza, 808 G St., Arcata. 822-2250.





Join us at Ironside Gallery for December’s Arts! Arcata to experience locally made and inspired art, refreshments, and entertainment! Explore copper, agates, ceramics and many other media to show your loved ones you care during the holiday season. Ironside Gallery, 900 9th St., Arcata. 672-9630

Abraxas Jewelers in Old Town Eureka offers beautiful Mokume Gane engagement rings and wedding bands. Brilliant Ideal Cut Diamonds set in creative and unique settings to complement your individual style. Be Creative…Be Different…experience Abraxas Jewelers. Make this holiday season memorable with a gift of love from Abraxas. Abraxas Jewelers, 425 3rd St., Eureka, 443-4638. continued on next page • NORTH COAST JOURNAL • THURSDAY, DEC. 13, 2012


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Global Village Gallery has




one-of-a-kind gifts from around the world. Tribal jewelry, visionary art, handcrafted statues of stone and wood of your favorite deities, textiles, pillows and blankets of alpaca, wool and cotton. Clothing for men, women and children of natural fibers and organic cotton, supporting fair trade and small cooperatives. Located at 973 H St. in Arcata. Open 7 days a week. 826-2323.


Find unique treasures for the holidays at

Many Hands Gallery. Variety of local handcrafts and imported worldwide wonders. We work with artist cooperatives, fair trade organizations and importers to provide a truly eclectic selection. Visit us in Historic Old Town Eureka. Open ‘til 9pm, 6 days a week. Complimentary gift wrap available. 438 2nd St., Eureka. 445-0455.

You could shout it from the rooftops that you love the

North Coast Journal, but sporting a Journal T-shirt is a bit safer. We have women’s fit and unisex shirts, ones with just the Journal logo and ones with the Best of Humboldt 2012 winners on the back. Come to our office at 310 F St., Eureka to buy a T-shirt or coozie. Special deals on our Best of Humboldt shirts while supplies last. 442-1400.

Spruce yourself up for the holiday at Shipwreck with our soaps 0 1 2 from France,2 locally-made vintage-inspired headbands by Jeeze Louise and earrings by AM Morning Made. Near the corner of 3rd and F St., in Old Town Eureka. 476-0991. Open 7 days a week for the holidays.

Carter House Inns & Restaurant 301 It’s not just sound, it’s beautiful design.

Sound Advice

recommends Yamaha’s YAS-101, a slim, low-profile sound bar speaker system featuring the latest AIR SURROUND XTREME technologies. Built-in powerful subwoofer and 7.1 channel surround sound from a single unit, all in a stylish, beautiful piano black finish. One remote controls TV & Sound bar. Sale price: $269 at Sound Advice, 5th & D Eureka.

If the weather outside is frightful, slip into these warm, soft, comfy slippers when you get home — they’re delightful! Don’t fret, adults; we carry large sizes, too! Swing on by and check out our clothing, and of course horse tack, saddles and accessories at

Great Western Clothing Co. Like us on Facebook and visit us at 4465 Broadway, Eureka. 443-9388.



is offering 20% off on all gift certificates through Dec. 25, 2012. Dine at the Wine Spectator Grand Award winning Restaurant 301 or purchase a special wine or celebratory Champagne from the 301 Wine Shop; or just escape to a fun overnight in a luxurious room. 301 L Street in Old Town Eureka. 444-8062.


Under new owner Mary Gifford,

The Rocking Horse is your natural

choice for children’s clothing and toys this holiday season. Featuring items by Heartwood Naturals Toys, which foster imagination and creativity made right here in the USA. Located in the Historic Jacoby’s Storehouse on the Arcata Plaza. 822-3509.


A wonderful gift idea for anyone. Benbow


Historic Inn & Resort is offering 20% off gift certificates — in any amount. For example, purchase a $100 gift certificate for only $80 or $500 for only $400. Open all year. Good for holidays, future getaways, special occasions, birthdays and anniversaries. 445 Lake Benbow Drive, Garberville, CA 1-800-355-3301.

Get through the winter in style with Beautiful People Boutique. With lots of new coats, sweaters and hoodies in stock, you’re sure to keep cozy and stylish this season. Beautiful People specializes in independent designers and offers a gallery of one-of-a-kind pieces that are affordable and ready to wear. They’re the little boutique with big fashion, located on the Plaza in Arcata, between Willow and Libation. You will find them discreetly situated at the end of the hall. 826-1624.





Arts & Crafts detailing adds just the right amount of spice to this adjustable strap Mary Jane, otherwise known as Dansko’s Harlow. Come to North Soles Footwear and check them out. On the Plaza in Arcata, 407 Second St. in Old Town Eureka and on Laurel St. in Fort Bragg. Our gift certificates are always a perfect fit.

Light up your holidays with these 100% pure beeswax candles made locally by Golden Bee Candleworks in their Eel River Valley workshop. Available at Eureka Natural Foods, located at 1450 Broadway, Eureka. Open 7 days a week. 442-6325.





Soul to Soul Spa & Foot Bar has all you “Ernie” is your two-foot-tall gargoyle companion who can grace your home or your garden. He is made of cast stone so he’ll last forever inside or out. We’ll wrap every gift with care, even Ernie, with a bow! Expect the unexpected at The Garden Gate, 905 H St., on the Arcata Plaza. 822-2156.

need this holiday season! Bring your loved ones in for a therapeutic foot treatment at our beautiful Foot Bar. We are equipped with four jetted spa tubs, and can take parties of up to 12 people. Located 854 10th Street, downtown Arcata. M-Sat 11:00am-7:00pm, Sun 11:00am-5pm. Questions or reservations, give us a call at 707.822.SOUL (7685) or online at

Almquist Lumber stocks a great selection of books Simply Macintosh now offers a $50 gift card with every new iMac, MacBook Pro and MacBook Air purchase with Applecare. We also carry the new iPad, iPad mini and latest iPods and all the accessories to go with them. On the Arcata Plaza at 837 H St. 825-7100.

on carpentry, cabinet and furniture design and construction, home improvement ideas, boat building, wood identification, and various other woodworking crafts; all at discounted pricing. Gift Certificates are always a great choice for the wood lover on your list. Located at 5301 Boyd Rd., just off Giuntoli Ln. at Hwy 299, Arcata. 825-8880.

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children’s selection, featuring science and nature books, fairytales, biographies, multicultural books, manga and fiction for all ages. Pick up a free catalog with recommendations from the Association of Booksellers for Children. Special orders are welcome and usually arrive within a day or two (and there’s no shipping fee). Always open until 9 p.m. on Friday. 957 H St., Arcata. 822-2834. Peace on Earth begins at the Spa at Personal Choice. Try 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 1 2 spa club and2get0 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.

Renaissance Computing recommends the Logitech HD c310, 720p Webcam. It installs quickly and easily, works seamlessly with video chat programs like Skype, Yahoo! Messenger, and Google Chat and even takes high-quality 5-megapixel snapshots for less money than its competitors. If you’re in the market for a webcam, the Logitech HD Webcam C310 is your best bet, and it’s only $28.99. Try it for yourself at Renaissance Computing. 1033 G St., right across from the Arcata Theater Lounge in downtown Arcata. 822-7591.

Adventure’s Edge stocks kids Hotrock bikes in every size (12 in., 16 in., 20 in. & 24 in.) as well as pedal-less toddler Hotwalks. Our full service bike shop will make sure to help you select the right fit and make sure you don’t leave without the helmet. One block north of the Plaza at 10th & F St. 822-4673. Celebrating 42 years!

Looking for local products to give as gifts? Try the Eureka Chamber of

Commerce Visitor Center Gift Shop. We carry a variety of jewelry, clothing, handmade redwood items, toys, food and art. Also see our Gift Shop at eurekachamberofcommerce. Find us at 2112 Broadway in Eureka or call us at 442-3738.

Set a stunning table or give a brilliant gift this holiday season with local, handcrafted Fire & Light. Handcrafted from recycled glass by a resident artisan glassmaker. And for the holiday season, get 20% off when you buy a full place setting at The Kitchen Store. Two convenient locations. 452 Main Street Ferndale and inside McKinleyville Home & Garden Center.


Give your loved ones the gift of yoga this season! Om Shala Yoga offers a wide range of classes for all levels and ages, taught in a warm, light-filled studio. Enjoy a free sauna, showers and lounge with each class. Great selection of yoga apparel, props, books, and music! 858 10th St., Arcata. 825-YOGA (9642),

When the weather outside is frightful, entertain your favorite children with crafts and games. Stop by

Scrapper’s Edge

and we’ll help organize hours of indoor play time for when the winter rains return. Seasons Greetings from our staff to you and yours! Scrapper’s Edge, 728 4th Street Eureka, 445-9686.

Sumptuous silks by Tina Gleave and handmade sterling silver jewelry of Kris Patzlaff and Erin Austin add to the array of artistic gifts presented at

Bringing versatility to the calf-height style of the UGG Classic Short, the Bailey Button showcases the exclusive wooden logo button with elastic-band closure — in a spectrum of colors. Try them on at





Sewell Gallery Fine Art. Can’t decide?

Abraxas Shoes and Leather in the Victorian

Gift certificates are available. Holiday hours 10 a.m.-7 p.m. weekdays and Saturday, Sunday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Visit our gallery at 423 F St., Eureka, call 269-0617 or visit

Village of Ferndale. Gift certificates available. 786-4277.

Wildberries Marketplace is your holiday gift shop, too! This season Go Local with locally made products that are sure to please anyone on your holiday list! Choose from gourmet cheeses, smoked fish, tasty cookies, fresh roasted coffee, decadent chocolates, locally vinted wines, a broad selection of microbrews and a plethora of sauces, salsas and spreads! 747 13th St., Arcata. 822-0095.

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Holiday gift certificates are available at our holistic spa. We offer romantic couples massages, hot stone, deep tissue, reiki, southwest desert mineral scrubs, flotation pool sessions, overnight accommodations and more. Chumayo Spa. 668-0101.


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Make everybody happy this year! Shop at Belle Starr for the seamless beauty of colorful Coobies. We carry elegant and everyday wear. Sweaters, jeans, purses, novelty socks and Spanx! Belle Starr, 405 2nd St., Old Town Eureka, 441-1296 and on the Plaza at 863 H St., Arcata, 822-1295.

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Caravan of Dreams, they like to have fun making whimsical gifts for everyone on your list... American-made ceramic boxes, flying sprites, flower pendants. Find the things that bring you joy at Caravan of Dreams. On the Arcata Plaza. Open daily. 822-1566.

The Clarke Museum has a wonderful assortment of local products for all ages from stocking stuffers to large works of art. We have gifts for the history lover on your list, too. With a $100 purchase you’ll receive a complimentary Museum membership. All proceeds support the museum! 240 E St., Eureka. Wed.-Sat., 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. 443-1947. continued on next page • NORTH COAST JOURNAL • THURSDAY, DEC. 13, 2012


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shop offers beautiful textiles, cotton, fabulous batiks, yarns, gifts, sewing and knitting accessories and classes. As one of the finest fabric and yarn shops in the country we carry organic cotton, hemp, wool, FOLKWEAR patterns, trims, flannel, linen, silks, and velvets. Visit us just off the Plaza at 942 “G” St., Arcata. 822-7782.

The Blacksmith Shop & Gallery offer the largest collection of contemporary master blacksmithing in the United States. Located at 455 Main Street in the Victorian Village of Ferndale. 786-4216. PayPal friendly.

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Los Bagels has a fun collection of unique and delicious gift ideas this holiday season. From our monederos (coin purses) straight from Araceli Huerta in Oaxaca, Mexico, to our rum balls, holiday breads and holiday cookie packs, we have something for everyone on your list! Los Bagels, 1061 I St., Arcata. 822-3150.

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.

Keep your dollars local this holiday and shop the Toy Box for classic quality toys for boys and girls. Puzzles, games, dolls, dinosaurs, models, books, science kits, and stuffed animals. Spend $30 or more and get $10 off with mention of this ad. Family owned and operated since 1978. Gift certificates available. 2911 F St., Eureka. 445-0310.

Ever dreamed of having a salt or freshwater mini-reef in your home? Fin-n-Feather has complete aquarium setups; take it home, plug it in and enjoy! Custom made aquariums with live coral, plants and water-loving creatures of your choice are also an option. Find pets and everything pet related at Fin-n-Feather. 2931 F St. in Henderson Center, Eureka, 443-4914.


Wildwood Music carries keyboards and all the electronics that go along with them: recording equipment, live sound, effects, software, microphones and computer interfaces. Some for your lap or a table and others have legs of their own. Many lines not in stock are available via special orders. You’ll find all this and more at Wildwood Music at 1027 “I” Street, Arcata. 822-6264.

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book The Rise of Nuclear Fear By Spencer R. Weart — Harvard University Press

  For readers born since 1990, nuclear fear may  be a concept hard to access. Thermonuclear war is  something out of cheesy old movies or video games,  and nuclear power is a running joke on The Simpsons.  Even older generations that saw those movies without  irony — on any given day nuclear apocalypse was  possibly just around the corner — don’t think about it  much anymore. Even though the U.S. and Russia have  enough hydrogen bombs still pointed at each other to  set civilization back for decades. But as Spencer Weart writes, “Sometimes the most  powerful things in our heads are the ones we don’t pay  attention to.” It takes just a few new events to resurrect fearful images: the Fukushima reactor disaster  in Japan, the specter of a mushroom cloud over an  American city from a terrorist bomb from Iraq or Iran. Those nightmarish images were created over many  decades, and Weart produces a history of that imagery. At first it was extremely positive: The discovery  of radium and early theories of atomic potential led  some scientists and journalists to proclaim unlimited  power for almost no cost, leading to the rich and  gleaming White City of the future. But even in the early 20th century the atom’s  equally immense potential for destructiveness was the  subject of warnings and science fiction tales of total  devastation: the Empty City. Then in 1945 came the  reality. “With the news from Hiroshima sensitive thinkers quickly realized that doomsday was no longer just  a religious or science-fiction myth, but as real a part of  the possible future as tomorrow’s breakfast.” Weart chronicles the oscillating hopes for utopia  and fears of oblivion, and the highly instructive repressions, denial and numbing during the most obviously  threatened decades from the ‘50s through the ‘80s. He  does so in even greater detail (and with better sourcing) in his earlier book (titled simply Nuclear Fear),  but in exploring what he calls the “Second Nuclear  Age” (since 1990) in this book, he demonstrates how  this imagery echoes — for example, in the pictures of  the Twin Towers falling and the devastation around  Ground Zero, with their powerful reminders of the  mushroom cloud and the Empty City of Hiroshima. Weart also links nuclear imagery with more ancient and archetypal images, particularly of alchemy  (as did some early atomic scientists). The failure of  the climate crisis to inspire motivating imagery, he  believes, is because it had not yet found that mythological depth. While Weart suggests that nuclear fear may have  helped prevent actual nuclear war, he sees more virtue  in disengaging the imagery from the realities, especially when it comes to nuclear power versus fossil fuel  pollution — particularly from coal — that has already  killed and sickened millions.  — William Kowinski  

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The Return

Bob Weir back at the Muni, plus Play Dead, POMO, The Motet and a harmonious convergence By Bob Doran

Bob Weir was a teenager hanging around at the local music store in Palo Alto when he met Jerry Garcia. The two guitar players ended up forming a folk/ blues combo with Ron “Pigpen” McKernan, and they called it Mother McCree’s Uptown Jug Champions. That band would eventually add new players and change its name to The Warlocks, then to the Grateful Dead, among the most successful touring rock bands in history. The first time Weir played at the Eureka Municipal Auditorium it was January 1968. The Quick and the Dead Tour with the Grateful Dead and Quicksilver Messenger Service was on its way north. A recording of the show archived at shows that the Dead were in extra fine form. Apparently the place was packed. “We had people all over the outside and so many inside the fire marshal was getting the hiccups,” recalled Arnie Millsap, who was a Eureka police officer at the time and later became chief of police. “We had people selling and using marijuana that night. I caught one guy selling LSD tabs. After that we wouldn’t allow the Grateful Dead to come back to Eureka.” Millsap offered that bit of history when I spoke with him three decades later, in 1998, when Weir was among those scheduled to play a “Forest Aid” benefit concert at the Muni to mark the first anniversary of Julia “Butterfly” Hill’s ascent into the tree she called Luna. The Bill Graham Presents organizers ended up moving that show to the Mateel when Millsap insisted they hire nine

Eureka officers (at a cost of $3,000-$4,000) to bolster security. Weir played acoustic at the Mateel (joined by guitarist Mark Karan) on classics from his repertoire including “Cassidy,” “West L.A. Fadeaway” and “El Paso,” along with a Dylan cover and a Beatles tune. That’s along the lines of what he’s doing on the current solo tour that brings him back to the Muni Saturday night. His setlist for a recent show at the Wiltern Theater in L.A. included “Fadeaway” and “Cassidy” as well as Dead classics like “Playin’ in the Band,” “Franklin’s Tower” and “Ripple” (and a couple of Dylan covers). Opening the show (and probably closing with some duets) is Jackie Greene, a 30-something songwriter/guitarist following in the footsteps of Dylan and the Dead. Should be a good one, although it may be hard to match the level of that epic 1968 gig. To get you in the mood, there’s a Thursday gathering at Humboldt Brews with Play Dead, who do just that, and do it well. The lineup: Donald Barry and Doug Shernock on guitars, Gary DaBob Weir vidson bass, Tofu on drums and, back in town for the occasion, keyboardist Mike Emerson. Tofu claims they’re working up a version of “Gangnam Style,” but don’t hold your breath. Thursday at Six Rivers Peace of Mind Orchestra, a local duo with an expansive name and sound, lays down some funky jams. POMO offers a “lyrical forum of psycho-analytical pop rock” with Ari Leopold • North Coast Jo

handling guitar and percussion and Matt Engel laying down bass lines etc. with a Moog and what he describes as “digital replicas of vintage analog keyboards.” The band also plays late Saturday at the Red Fox for what’s billed as a Bob Weir afterparty. Friday at Six Rivers, the (much larger) local jam/Afrofunk combo Motherlode brings the serious funk. I have to say, it’s unfortunate timing for an Afrobeat show considering who’s at Arcata Theatre Lounge that Friday night: The Motet plus AfroMassive. Boulder-based drummer/bandleader Dave Watts has been working under the Motet moniker for a decade, exploring improvisation in various configurations (“motet” does not indicate a number of players). Watts has reached an apex of sorts lately. His latest album Dig Deep (available for free at digs deep into African rhythms, mixing in electronics and working with saxophonist Dominic Lalli among others. It expands on the Fela sound on covers of “Expensive Shit” and “Roforofo Fight,” while taking Watts’ trippy electrojams into new territory. Added bonus: a local visit by AfroMassive, whose name says a lot. The massive band playing Afrobeat started in Arcata five years ago then moved to the Bay Area, pulling in members from Albino and other bands along the way. Good stuff all around. Also on Friday, a double bill at the Arcata Playhouse with your favorite band (according to our readers’ poll) Huckleberry Flint, plus Matt the Electrician, who calls Austin home but once lived in Arcata. As he details in his song “College,” HSU dropout Matt still owes $35 to the university library. “I never paid it and I’m still not gonna,” he admits, suggesting that ultimately, “college is a waste of time.” The Mad River Brewing Tasting Room gets a bit heavy Thursday with a visit from Merkin, a metalish power trio from Reno with hints of prog. Also on Thursday, around the corner in Blue Lake’s beautifully renovated Logger Bar, The Lonesome Roses do their folky thing. A swing trio called King Foot plays there Friday. A call to new Logger proprietor Kate Martin found her in the midst of making popcorn for the Monday night football crowd. She said she has a few bands lined up for coming weeks but would like more. Got a band? Looking for a place to play? Give her a call or stop by the bar. Speaking of newness, The Siren’s Song, a craft beer bar in the refurbished Old Town Bar and Grill building, celebrates its grand opening Saturday with food, art and music (and beer). Aimee Taylor, Christine Walden, Gabrielle Zeitlin, Rhianna Gallagher, Shemaia Skywater, Lorenza and

Lee will be making music. Photographer Lisken Rossi has a display of portraits of local sirens. Cool. Gunsafe and The Plumb Uglies host a “Holiday Happening” Friday night at the Eureka Inn. Christmas music? Probably not. More like wild and crazy takes on country, blues, folk and punk classics with some originals thrown in. Have you seen Chuck Johnson‘s Humboldt Live Sessions? The growing collection of consistently awesome YouTubage features local bands (including Gunsafe). Chuck is also the stand-up bass player for The Bamboozlers, a folky trio with Beverly Twist on guitar, Cynthia Brando on harmonica and both ladies on vocals. Catch them at Global Village Gallery during Friday’s Arts Arcata festivities. A note from our folky friend Josephine Johnson alerts us to a harmonic convergence she’s hosting Saturday at Robert Goodman Wines. She’ll be joined by her songwriter friend Sam Whitlach (friend him on Facebook), along with Mike and Julie Robinson and Mo Hollis and Morgan Corviday, all of them sharing “original tunes and harmonies.” Josephine notes, “Mike and Julie have been writing and playing together for many years — they traveled around India with their two boys sharing gospel and bluegrass music a couple years ago. Mo and Morgan have been working at this a while, and their harmonies are luscious. Though we are primarily solo artists, Sam and I collaborate on five or six tunes together. We sure do have a blast.” Same Saturday at Old Town Coffee and Chocolates, it’s Jan Bramlett “and friends.” She’s also one third of Trillium, a trio with Mo and Morgan, but I guess they won’t be joining her that night.  This week’s Pressure Anya Dirty Thursday at the Alibi bids a “final farewell” to DJ Knutz, who already said goodbye with a funkathon last weekend at Humbrews. Since he hasn’t left town yet, why not spin a few more discs? Friday Pressure Anya takes the party to the Jambalaya, a special Arts Arcata ‘80s Night “Tribute To Synth.” Expect Kraftwerk, etc. Then on Saturday the beat goes on as the relentless discduo spins “world wide beats” at the Pearl Lounge: Balkan, Bhangra, Brazilian, reggae, reggaeton and so on. Joy to the world! If you’re looking for carols and angels and all that, the Arcata Interfaith Gospel Choir has a pair of holiday concerts this weekend: Friday at the First Presbyterian Church of Eureka, Saturday at Arcata Presbyterian, both with the McKinleyville Community Choir and the AIGC Youth Choir. They promise Christmas classics like “Away in a Manger” and yes, “Joy to the World.”  ● • North Coast Journal • Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012


entertainment in bold includes paid listings

clubs • concerts • cafés bands • djs • karaoke • drink & food specials • pool tournaments • and more thur 12/13

fri 12/14

sat 12/15

THE ALIBI 744 9th St. Arcata. 822-3731


Dirty Dancing w/ Pressure Anya and vsg DJ Knutz 10:30pm

Find us on Facebook

Cerebrate, Gout (dark heavy music) 11:15pm $5

ANGELINA INN Fernbridge 725-5200

Blue Lotus (dinner jazz) 6-9pm

Lori ‘O and The Knights (rock) 9:30pm Huckleberry Flint/Matt the Electrcian

Kitka: Wintersongs 7pm $20

On the Web at

The Motet (improv) AfroMassive (worldbeat) 9pm $18/$15 adv

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

Last Match (rock) 9pm

On the Web at Enceledus (hard rock) 9pm

BEAR RIVER CASINO 733-9644 11 Bear Paws Way, Loleta

Karaoke w/ Chris Clay 8pm

McBride Brothers (rock) no cover 9pm

BLONDIE’S Arcata 822-3453

Open Mic 7-10pm


Karaoke with KJ Leonard 8pm

NightHawk (rock) 9pm

Midnight Sun Massive (reggae, ska, soca) 9pm

ARCATA PLAYHOUSE 1251 9 St. 822-1575 ARCATA THEATRE LOUNGE 1036 G St. Info line: 822-1220 BAR-FLY PUB 443-3770 91 Commercial, Eureka

Rick Park (folk/blues) 10:30am


Food that one would find in an Italian home... simple, handmade and honest. A seasonal Italian menu with an extensive use of the local and organic. Also featuring regional Italian wines. • 822-6101

BLUE LAKE CASINO 668-9770 777 Casino Way, Blue Lake CAFE MOKKA 495 J St. Arcata 822-2228 CHAPALA CAFÉ Eureka 443-9514 CHER-AE HEIGHTS 677-3611 27 Scenic Dr. Trinidad

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

Bayfront Restaurant

Good Company (Celtic) 8pm

The Last-minute Men (woldly) 8pm

The Tumbleweeds (cowboy) 6-8pm

The Tumbleweeds (cowboy) 6-8pm

707 (funk/rock) no cover 9pm

707 (funk/rock) no cover 9pm

Gunsafe and The Plumb Uglies’ Holiday Happening 9pm

Lizzie and the Moonbeams (jazzy rock) 9pm Bob Weir and Jackie Greene 8pm

EUREKA MUNICIPAL 1120 F St. Thieves (rock) 7-9pm


Dinners Thursday-Sunday, 5:30-9:00 p.m. • 30 Sunny Brae Center • Arcata

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

Play Dead (reimagined G-Dead music) 9:30pm

All shows 21+

On the web at


Cyrano de Bergerac 8pm (JVD)

Cyrano de Bergerac 10am/8pm

NPA’s Cyrano de Bergerac 8 pm

Liquid Kactus (rock) 9:30pm

Pressure Anya ‘80s Synths 9pm

DJ Zephyr, Dr. Sexalicious (Goth) 9pm

LARRUPIN CAFE Trinidad 677--0230 Duncan Burgess (guitar) 7-10pm

Tim Randles Trio (jazz) 7-10pm

LOGGER BAR 510 Railroad Ave. Blue Lake 668-5000

The Lonesome Roses (folk) 9pm

King Foot (swing) 9pm

Newly restored historic bar Pint-sized Margaritas and Mimosas

LIL’ RED LION 1506 5th St Eureka 444-1344 littleredlioneurekacalif Merkin (rock from Reno) 6pm

It’s a bar.

We got beer.

Food Truck Night: Taqueria La Barca

Closed at 3pm for holiday party The Emerald Cup 1pm $50

Open Sunday-Thursday 7am-9pm Friday/Saturday 7am-10pm.

Jan Bramlett and friends (singer/songwriter) 7-9:30pm

LIBATION 761 8th St. Arcata 825-7596

MAD RIVER BREWERY 668-5680 101 Taylor Way Blue Lake THE MATEEL Redway 923-3368

Relax and Celebrate the Holidays! Bottles of Wine and Sake are 1/2 off on Wednesdays Open Daily 11am to 9:30pm

One F Street, Eureka CA


McBride Brothers (rock) no cover 9pm

NOCTURNUM 206 W 6th St. Eureka OCEAN GROVE 480 P.P. Drive Trinidad OLD TOWN COFFEE & CHOC. 211 F St. Eureka 445-8600

OM SHALA YOGA 858 10th St. Arcata

JSUN, Marjo Lak, Anantha (EDM) 8pm DJ Lost (dance music) 10pm Red Room Wobbles (EDM) 9pm

Second Nature Sound (dance music) 10pm

We’re Back! Tasting room open again!.

Open for pints, goblets, growlers, kegs, and merchandise - new space.

Saturday noon-9pm

Blues Dance Night Lesson 8pm, Dancing 9pm $5

Congolese 5:30pm Poi Spinning 8pm

All Day West Coast Swing Workshop

ROBERT GOODMAN WINES 937 10th St. Arcata 826-WINE

Irish Music Session 8pm

Find us on Facebook or

Josephine Johnson and friends (harmonious songwriters) 9pm

SHAMUS T BONES 407-3550 191 Truesdale St., Eureka

Kenny Ray and the Mighty Rovers (country swing) 8pm

Open daily 11:30am-9:30pm

Come in for a great dinner!

DJ music 10pm

PEARL LOUNGE 507 2nd St. Eureka 444-2017 RED FOX TAVERN 415 5th St Eureka REDWOOD CURTAIN BREWING 550 South G St., Arcata 826-7222 REDWOOD RAKS 824 L St., Arcata 616-6876

Pressure Anya (world wide beats) 10pm Peace of Mind Orchestra 10pm

Twango Macallan (rock) 9pm

RIVERWOOD INN Avenue of the Giants


Karaoke 7-10pm

SIDELINES 732 9th St. Arcata 822-0919

DJ music 10pm

DJ music 10pm

SIX RIVERS BREWERY 1300 Central Ave. McK. 839-7580

Peace of Mind Orchestra (improv music) 9pm

Motherlode (funk/Afrobeat) 9pm

Music TBA

THE SPEAKEASY 411 Opera Alley, Eureka 444-2244

Open Sunday-Thursday 4-11pm Friday and Saturday 4pm-2am

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

Buddy Reed (blues) 8pm

Boss Levelz (DJs) 10pm


Friday and Saturday lap dance specials

SILVER LINING 3561 Boeing Ave., McK Opening Night: Songs by Sirens 6pm

THE SIREN’S SONG 325 2nd St. Eureka

TOBY & JACKS 764 9th St. Arcata TIP TOP CLUB 6269 Loma Ave., Eureka 443-5696 TRINIDAD TOWN HALL


Throwback Thursdays

Get that tingly holiday feeling with Gunsafe at the Eureka Inn on Friday

sun 12/16

mon 12/17

tues 12/18

wed 12/19

No further live music until 2013

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

Irish Pub Wednesdays: with $2 wells

Anna Banana Hamilton (folk) 6-9pm

Blue Lotus (dinner jazz) 6-9pm

On the Web at

Sci-Fi Pint ‘n’ Pizza: Santa Claus Conquers the Martians Doors 6pm Karaoke with DJ Marv 9pm-1am

Mike Riley’s Country Jam noon-4pm The Lost World: Jurassic Park Doors 5:30pm $5 Closed Sundays

Giant Screen Monday Night Football Jets vs. Titans Doors 5:15pm $5

Happy Hours 4-6pm $1 off pints/wells Happy Hours 4-6pm $1 off pints/wells Pint Night 6pm-close $2 beer pints Wing Special 1 lb. for $5 Free pool

The River’s Edge serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner HSU Jazz Club 6pm

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

No Limit Texas Holdem Tournament 6:30pm

Karaoke with KJ Leonard 8pm

Monday Night Football on the big screen + Flat Screen TV giveaways

Fat Tire Tuesdays $2.00 Fat Tire Pints

Open 24 hours a day 7 days a week!

Closed until Jan. 10 Wild Wing Wednesdays: Chicken wings and $8 domestic pitchers 5pm

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

8-Ball Tournaments at 8pm

Karaoke with Chris Clay 8pm

FREE Pool $3 well drinks

Really tall Christmas tree in the lobby!

Martini Mondays $5 house Martini

Top Shelf Tuesday

Happy Hour Monday thru Friday 5-7pm

Dale Winget (folk) 6:30pm Happy Hour 3- 6 pm every day

Open daily noon-11pm until 2am most music nights

Missing Link’s Last Ever Soul Night (due to end of world) coming Dec. 21

Eureka Car Stereo

Take your MoM to go! Keep a copy at home, in your car, at work or check out the online version on your mobile device. It’s always available at

Car Audio • Mobile Video iPod and Bluetooth Solutions 15th & Broadway, Eureka


Spend NYE with The Trouble and River Valley Mud

NPA’s Cyrano de Bergerac 2pm/8 pm Sundaze: Deep Groove (EDM) 9pm Aber Miller (piano) 6-9pm Buddy Reed (blues guitar) 7-9pm Sunday night potluck dinner 6pm

Monday night Football Free popcorn

Don’t think of it as work Think of it as fun! Wandering Weenie Wagon every Wednesday

Ping Pong Night Repeat: We got beer.

Growler refill Mondays: $3 off refills

Siena Sky (folk) 6-8:30pm

Wednesday open mic starting in Jan - 8pm littleredlioneurekacalif Randle, LaBolle, Amerkhan Trio (jazz) 6pm Mad Zach, G Jones, Mikey, Onhell

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

Open Sunday-Thursday 7am-9pm Friday/Saturday 7am-10pm.

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

Sunday-Thursday 4pm-2am Friday and Saturday 3pm-2am

Tequila Tuesdays muchas variedades

Sunday noon-9pm

Weekday Hours M-F 3pm to 9pm

Find us on Facebook.

Kids Dance Recital 2pm Breakdancing 5-7pm

Monday Night Swing Lesson 7:30pm Dancing 8:30pm $5

West African Drum and Dance 5:30pm Salsa or Tango 7pm

Zumba with Mimi Law 9:30am Hoop Dancing with Nicole 5:30pm Halloween w/Jimi Jeff $10

Buddy Reed (blues) 8pm

Find us on Facebook

Sunday-Wednesday 4pm - midnight Thursday-Saturday 4pm - 2am

Have a signature cocktail in the bar!

Open daily 11:30am-9:30pm

Check out the sunset from our bar!

Come have lunch 11:30am-4pm

Good & Evil Twins Karoke 8pm Trivia Night 8pm

Tacky Cheesy Christmas Sweater Party: Karaoke with DJ Marv 9pm

Sunny Brae Jazz 9pm w/ fried chicken

St. John (unplugged) 8pm

Sunday Mimosa and Bloody Mary specials

Live music 7pm

ShugaFoot Band (jazz/blues) 7:30pm

Wednesday Happy Hour 4-6:30pm

Like us on Facebook

2-for-1 DD lap dances

2 Dollar Tuesdays $2 beer / $2 lap dances

Ladies/Amateur Night Ladies get in free!

Humboldt Talent Showcase 1pm



ARCATA 987 H ST. 707-822-3090



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“Austin, Analiese, Patience and Tawnee are my four grand children,” says Virginia. “Their mom is my daughter Jessica. My son, Thomas, lives with me. Another member of our family is Eric Bruce, who helps with my son’s Asperger’s respite care. His business is Glass Welder - mobile glass repair. I love living in Humboldt County with the Redwood Coast Regional Center available for our family. I have really found a lot of help in this community. That’s what keeps me here. The beaches are so beautiful and when I have a chance, I love to kayak in the rivers and the bay. I like to cook and entertain, too, so I love Murphy’s because it is small and they carry a lot of organics. I can just pop in, get what I need and zip out… two or three times a day! And they are all so friendly!”

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The Fish in My Head. 7:30 p.m. Dell’Arte, 131 H St., Blue Lake. 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. $10. 668-5663. Cyrano de Bergerac. 8 p.m. Van Duzer Theatre, HSU. Northcoast Preparatory and Performing Arts Academy (NPA) Young Actors Guild presents Edmond Rostand’s classic play. $12. 822-0861. 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.


Swing Dance. 7 p.m. Eureka Inn. Dance to the swingin’ tunes of Swing Set with Donna Landry in the inn lobby. $5. 496-9886.


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

14 friday EVENTS

Arts! Arcata. 6-9 p.m. Arcata Plaza, Ninth and G streets. Self-guided, public art phenomenon featuring the work of more than 60 visual artists and live musicians at over 30 participating locations. E-mail info@arcatamainstreet. com. 822-4500.


The Vagina Monologues Auditions. 7 p.m. Redwood Raks World Dance Studio, 824 L St., Arcata. Be a part of the award-winning play based on V-Day founder and playwright Eve Ensler’s interviews with over 200 women. No previous acting experience required. E-mail vdayhum@ The Fish in My Head. 7:30 p.m. Dell’Arte. See Dec. 13 listing. Cyrano de Bergerac. 8 p.m. Van Duzer Theatre. See Dec. 13 listing. Anything Goes. 8 p.m. North Coast Repertory Theatre. See Dec. 13 listing.


Holiday Gift Workshop Drop-Off Program. 5:30-8 p.m. Discovery Museum, 517 Third St., Eureka. Drop off your children ages 3-12 for an evening of holiday gift making while you enjoy an evening by yourselves to shop or relax. Call for reservations. $15/$12 members. 443-9694. 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 represented with lots of Bigfoot items and other crafts. 530-629-2653. Fire Arts Holiday Sale. noon-9 p.m. Fire Arts Center, 520 So. G St., Arcata. Ceramics, kiln-formed glass, jewelery by local artisans. 826-1445.


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.


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.


Huckleberry Flint and Matt the Electrician. 7 p.m. Arcata Playhouse, 1251 Ninth St. Beloved local bluegrass, alt-country and rock band plays a special, intimate show. Night also features acclaimed singer/songwriter and former electrician Matt Sever. $15. arcataplayhouse. org. 822-1575. The Motet. 9 p.m. Arcata Theatre Lounge, 1036 G St. ATL Productions’ end of semester party features the jazzy, funky dance-your-ass-off band. Funk band Afromassive opens. $18/$15 adv. 822-1220. Humboldt Talent Showcase. 6-10:30 p.m. Westhaven Center for the Arts, 501 S. Westhaven Drive. Local artists, community ears. $5/$10 sliding scale. 822-5693. ’50s Sockhop. 6:30 p.m. Arcata Community Center, 321 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Parkway. Bruce Hart Gymnasium

fundraiser features music by The Delta Nationals and Donna Landry. Silent auction, potluck. ’50s attire encouraged. 834-5796.


A Christmas Story. 7 p.m. Blue Lake Roller Rink, 312 S. Railroad St. Screening of the beloved holiday film, Santa photo ops for the kids, music, treats. 668-5932.


Christmas Bird Count Brush-up. 6 p.m. Humboldt County Office of Education, 901 Myrtle Ave., Eureka. Biologist/photographer Ron LeValley will review local winter birds to help counters prepare for identifying. Potluck kicks things off at 6 p.m.


Lunchbox Envy. 7-9 p.m. Northtown Books, 957 H St., Arcata. Students from Arcata Arts Institute who helped illustrate and design Locally Delicious’ new book present their work. 822-2834.


Solar and Efficiency Guided Tour. 12:30 p.m.-5 p.m. Redwood Coast Energy Authority, 517 Fifth St., Eureka. Local building tour illustrating how solar arrays and energy-efficient design are being incorporated into new

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15 saturday EVENTS

The Emerald Cup. Noon. Mateel Community Center, 59 Rusk Lane, Redway. World’s only outdoor, organic cannabis competition comes to Humboldt! Also features speakers and panel discussions. Music by Chali 2na and House of Vibe All Stars, Rocker T, Ishi Dube, G.A.M.M.A., Guerilla Takeover and more. $50/$40 adv. theemeraldcup. com. 984-9174. Walk with a Doc. 10:45 a.m.-noon. Ferndale Main Street. Features a health talk from a local physician, followed by a 2.5 mile walk in a friendly, walk-and-talk style. www. 619-933-5402.


The Vagina Monologues Auditions. 11 a.m. Redwood Raks Samoa Annex. See Dec. 14 listing. The Fish in My Head. 7:30 p.m. Dell’Arte. See Dec. 13 listing. Murder on the 12th Day of Christmas. 8-10 p.m. Hotel Arcata, 708 Ninth St. Live, interactive murder mystery theatre experience. Someone is going to die before dessert is served. $30. E-mail 223-4172. Cyrano de Bergerac. 8 p.m. Van Duzer Theatre. See Dec. 13 listing. Anything Goes. 8 p.m. North Coast Repertory Theatre. See Dec. 13 listing.


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. Willow Creek-China Flat Museum Christmas Bazaar. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Willow Creek China-Flat Museum. See Dec. 14 listing. Holiday Gift Workshop Drop-Off Program. 5:30-8 p.m. Discovery Museum. 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 Nutcracker. 7 p.m. Trinity Valley Elementary. Dream Quest Youth Ballet and Redbud Theatre collaborate to present the holiday favorite.


Christmas Brass Band. 1-3 p.m. Ferndale Main Street. Saxophone quartet and a brass ensemble strolls 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 Babes. 7:30 p.m. Arcata United Methodist Church, 1761 11th St. Humboldt Light Opera Women’s Chorus performs traditional holiday numbers and more. Donations accepted. 822-3319. Club Deliverence Apocalyptic Ball. 9 p.m. Jambalaya, 915 H St., Arcata. Goths in search of a place to belong enjoy Industrial delights from DJs Zephyr and Dr. Sexalicious. $5/$3 dressed to impress. 822-4766. Bob Weir. 8 p.m. Eureka Municipal Auditorium, 1120 F St. Solo acoustic set from one of the founding members of


the Grateful Dead. Acclaimed singer/songwriter Jackie Green opens. $67.50/$42.50. 441-4241.


Native American Basket Research. 2 p.m. Clarke Historical Museum, Third and E streets, Eureka. Ron Johnson, board member of the Clarke and Trinidad Museums, discusses his discoveries while assembling the Made for the Trade exhibit that is currently on display. 443-1947. Fire Arts Holiday Sale. 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. Fire Arts Center, 520 So. G St., Arcata. Ceramics, kiln-formed glass, jewelery by local artisans. 826-1445.


Puss in Boots. 10 a.m. Fortuna 6 Theatres, 1241 Main St. Free screening of film featuring Disney’s version of the classic fairy tale character. Hundreds of free movie passes for local kids provided by the City of Fortuna and the Fortuna’s business community. 725-9261.


Audubon Society Christmas Bird Counts. 8 a.m. One of several Audubon Society seasonal counts. Call Daryl Coldren for more info on how you can help. See entire list of scheduled counts online. 916-384-8089. Audubon Society Marsh Field Trip. 8:30 a.m. Meet at the parking lot at the end of South I Street. Led by Paul Lohse. Bring binoculars and have a great morning birding. Trip held rain or shine. 442-9353. Trail Stewards Work Day. 9-11 a.m. Humboldt Coastal Nature Center, 220 Stamps Lane, Manila. Help maintain the trails and grounds around the nature center. Wear closed-toed shoes and bring drinking water. 444-1397. Ma-le’l Dunes Restoration. 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Meet at Ma-le’l South, off of Young Lane in Manila. Gloves, tools and cookies are provided. Wear closed-toed shoes and bring drinking water. 444-1397. Friends of the Marsh Tour. 2 p.m. Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary Interpretive Center, 600 S. G St. Meet leader Milt Boyd for a 90-minute walk focusing on the ecology and history 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.


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. Fair Wage Cafe. Noon-5 p.m. Eureka Labor Temple, 840 E St. Speakers advocate for fair wages and working conditions. Food, music, poetry and children’s activities. 442-7465.

16 sunday THEATER

Annie Matinee. 2 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.



The Nutcracker

Songs for the Season

Kitka’s Wintersongs, The Babes holiday concert

You don’t hear The Babes often. The group of 25-30 women singers only does a couple of concerts a year, one in the spring and another around Christmas time. Carol Ryder, musical and artistic director of the Humboldt Light Opera Company, leads the ensemble. “We call ourselves The Babes, although officially we’re the Humboldt Light Opera Women’s Chorus,” said longtime Babe Linda Anderson in an email exchange. “The original group did music from ’60’s — frustrated backup singers, you know. As the group’s musicality improved, Carol selected more difficult music written by contemporary choral composers — not atonal screechy stuff, but more reflective of current trends in choral music.” The Babes’ Christmas concerts focus on winter themes, including Englebert Humperdinck’s “Evening Prayer,” an energetic “African Noel” and what Anderson calls “fun songs,” including “Merry Christmas Baby,” “Rockin Around the Christmas Tree,” Elvis’ “Blue Christmas” and “Santa Claus is Coming to Town.” Levity is typically part of the show. For example, “Concerto for Singing Chickens and Piano” finds The Babes chicken clucking to familiar Beethoven and Tchaikovsky tunes. An audience favorite at last year’s holiday show was “The Twelve Days After Christmas,” turning the classic song upside-down: “On the first day after Christmas, my true love and I had a fight, so I chopped the pear tree down and burnt it just for spite. Then with a single cartridge, I shot that blasted partridge my true love gave to me.” The Babes’ Holiday Concert is on Saturday, Dec. 15, starting at 7:30 p.m. at the Arcata United Methodist Church, 1761 11th St., Arcata. The Fish in My Head. 7:30 p.m. Dell’Arte. See Dec. 13 listing. Cyrano de Bergerac. 8 p.m. Van Duzer Theatre. See Dec. 13 listing.


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. Willow Creek-China Flat Museum Christmas Bazaar. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Willow Creek China-Flat Museum.

Donations accepted at the door. The basic concept is the same — women gathered together to explore vocal traditions and sing in harmony — but the Oakland-based octet Kitka is a far cry from The Babes. Kitka draws inspiration and material from traditional music of Eastern Europe, along the lines of Les Mysteres Des Voix Bulgares. Now in its 33rd year, the group is working on a film about its history titled, The Harmony of Dissonance. The a capella ensemble is on tour with a show called Wintersongs, a very different sort of celebration of the winter season. Traditional pieces are woven together with original compositions by Kitka members and Eastern European composers. The mix includes new arrangements of old folk songs, from Slavic folk carols and lush meditative Eastern Orthodox sacred choral works to Yiddish songs for Chanukah and pagan incantations for the return of the Sun God. All are inspired by the customs, beauty and mystery of wintertime. “What has and will always remain the same is the fundamental need to gather together at this darkest time of the year to raise our voices in song,” said Kitka member Michele Simon, project co-director for Wintersongs. “It’s something humans have probably done since the time we lived in caves, first praying for the return of the sun.” Kitka’s Wintersongs concert is on Sunday, Dec. 16, at 7 p.m. at the Arcata Playhouse, 1251 Ninth St. Tickets are $20, $17 for Playhouse members and are available at Wildberries, Wildwood Music, The Works or at The group will also host a vocal workshop that day from 3-5 p.m. at the Playhouse, fee $35. For further information or reservations for the show or the workshop call 822-1575. — Bob Doran See Dec. 14 listing. Christmas in Trinidad. 2-5 p.m. Music and art at the new Trinidad Art Gallery, 2-5 p.m.; holiday music at the Trinidad Town Hall, 1-9 p.m.; potluck and caroling at the Westhaven Center for the Arts, 5:30-7:30 p.m. 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.


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.


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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. McKinleyville Community Choir. 10 a.m. Unity Church of the Redwoods, 1619 California St., Eureka. Familiar holiday favorites and some exciting new pieces. E-mail naofau@ 822-7575. Christmas Now and Then. 3 p.m. Fortuna Monday Club, 610 Main St. Third annual benefit for Fortuna Senior Services’ programs features local vocal group Beaux and Belles in Victorian-era costumes. 726-9203.



The Nutcracker. 2 p.m. See Dec. 15 listing. Fire Arts Holiday Sale. 9 a.m.- 4p.m. Fire Arts Center. See Dec. 15 listing.

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

Audubon Society SoHum Field Trip. 9 a.m. Southern Humboldt Community Park, 934 Sprowl Creek Road, Garberville. Meet in the parking lot just off Kimtu Road. Naturalist/writer Tom Leskiw leads a monthly two- to three-hour bird walk. 986-1112. Audubon Society Eureka Marsh Field Trip. 9 a.m. Meet at parking lot at foot of West Del Norte street, Eureka. Spend one to two hours on a flat loop through a variety of habitats, from bay and mudflat to riparian and marshland. Led by Ralph Bucher. 839-4365.

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. Humboldt Bay Spartina Eradication Meeting. 6:30-8 p.m. Arcata Community Center, 321 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Parkway. Learn about a project to eradicate Spartina from salt marshes in Humboldt Bay and the Eel River and Mad River estuaries. Provide comments on the Draft Programmatic Environmental Impact Report and the Regional Eradication Plan. 510-286-4170. 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.




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


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18 tuesday 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.

Betty Chin Open Mic Benefit. 7-9 p.m. Moose Lodge, 4328 Campton Road, Eureka. Featuring young local rappers, singers and breakdancers. $5. E-mail


about a project to eradicate Spartina from salt marshes in Humboldt Bay and the Eel River and Mad River Estuaries. Provide comments on the Draft Programmatic Environmental Impact Report and the Regional Eradication Plan. 510-286-4170.

CR Ag Program Tree Sale. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. College of the Redwoods. See Dec. 15 listing. Redwood Coast Scrabble Club. 1-5 p.m. Arcata Community Center, 321 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Parkway. Fun with words. 677-9242. Animism International Meeting. 4 p.m. Mosgo’s Coffee, 2461 Alliance Road, Arcata. Discuss the ongoing merger of science and spirituality and the use of entheogens and psychedelics in spiritual practice. 382-7566.




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.


Domestic Violence Victims Hearing. Noon. Community Wellness Center, 908 Seventh St., Eureka. Humboldt County Domestic Violence Coordinating Council is eliciting testimony from domestic violence victims/survivors as part of its safety and accountability assessment of the criminal justice system. 601-6042. Humboldt Bay Spartina Eradication. 6:30-8 p.m. Woodley Island Marina, 601 Startare Drive, Eureka. Learn




Stocking Stuffer Extravaganza. 5:30-8:30 p.m. Redwood Acres Fairground, 3750 Harris St., Eureka. In the Home Economics Building. Gifts made by local, home-based business owners. 445-3037.

19 wednesday HOLIDAY DANCE

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


Santa Claus Conquers the Martians. 7:30 p.m. Arcata Theatre Lounge, 1036 G St. Directed by Nicholas Webster, stars John Call as Santa and an 8-year-old Pia Zadora playing the role of one of the Martian children. Preceded by an hour and a half of crazy Christmas psychotronic weirdness, trailers, short films and strange giveaways. 822-1220.


NorCAN Board Leadership Roundtable. 8:30-10 a.m. Humboldt Area Foundation, 373 Indianola Road, Bayside. RSVP. 442-2993.

We Got the Cup! For those who would seek to downplay Humboldt County’s long, celebrated, profitable marriage with marijuana, this has been a month that might make ’em wanna burn one down. As we’ve all seen by now, our beloved Humboldt State University incurred something of a PR nightmare when its announcement that it was firing up an Interdisciplinary Marijuana Research Institute spurred worldwide “higher education” jokes. Most famously, late night yuk-slinger Jimmy Kimmel edited together an advertisement for the college, to the chagrin of administration. The latest green cement? After eight years building momentum a stone’s throw over the Mendocino County line, the Annual Emerald Cup Competition and Exposition is coming to HumCo! Featured on the Discovery Channel and in National Geographic and Rolling Stone, the event is the longest running medical cannabis contest in the world. Need proof that this competition isn’t just a gathering of hill people in dirt-stained overalls toking up? Consider what’s at stake. In addition to an over-the-top handcrafted ganjalicious trophy, the cultivator(s) of buds that win First Prize for Medicinal Cannabis will secure seven all-expenses-paid days and nights in Jamaica. Jah bless us, everyone! The event also features lectures and panel discussions from some of the top weed minds in the cosmos — on hand, to name a few, will be authors Martin Lee, Doug Fine and Pebbles Trippet and attorneys Tony Serra, Michael Levinsohn and Matt Kumin. After the stress of competition, some significant time will be devoted to straight up partay tyme. Headlining a packed day of sound purveyors will be Jurassic 5 founding member Chali 2na sharing a stage with the funky live hip hop group House of Vibe All-Stars. Also scheded: Bay Area dancehall artist Rocker T, local fixture Ishi Dube and dance ignitors Guerilla Takeover Soundsystem. The Ninth Annual Emerald cup will be held at Redway’s Mateel Community Center on Saturday, Dec. 13, from noon to 1 a.m. Tickets are $50 at the door and $40 in advance. For more info, head over to Good luck, growers! — Andrew Goff



Eel River Valley Founders BNI. 7:30-9 a.m. Victorian Inn, 400 Ocean Ave., Ferndale. Meeting of local business owners. 407-6827. Senior Action Coalition General Meeting. 11:30 a.m. Jefferson School, B Street, Eureka. Showing the film Health, Money, Fear and the Mad As Hell Doctors Road Trip to D.C., Also, popcorn. Monthly Grange Meeting. 6 p.m. Dow’s Prairie Community Grange, 3995 Dow’s Prairie Road, McKinleyville. Get your community involvement on. E-mail dowsgrange@ 840-0100. Meet the Agency Night. 7 p.m. Adoption Horizons. 10 W. Seventh St., Suite F, Eureka. Open to anyone interested in discussing local adoption services and options. 444-9909

20 thursday MEETINGS

Audubon Society Monthly Meeting. Noon. Golden Harvest Cafe, 1062 G St., Arcata. Come discuss local and bigger-picture conservation topics with others interested in environmental issues. 442-9353.


Non-therapy Poetry Learning Group. Noon. Arcata Community Center. See Dec. 13 listing. 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.

Heads Up…

Free Chronic Disease Management Workshop Series. Aligning Forces Humboldt will be offering the sixweek Our Pathways to Health workshop series starting in January at locations in Eureka, Fortuna, McKinleyville and Garberville. Addresses challenges for people living with long-term health conditions like diabetes, high blood pressure, arthritis, COPD, depression or chronic pain. Contact Michelle at 445-2806 ext. 4 to sign up. Preregistration is required and space is limited. Kids Need Toys. The Humboldt Bay Firefighters are in the middle of their annual Toy Drive. Drop toys off at the fire station and other locations through Dec. 15. Call 441-4000 for more details.

Holiday Gif t Guide Dec. 20

Call Colleen Hole Shane Mizer Karen Sack Mike Herring


Holiday Heads Up… 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. 3 1 0 F St ., Eureka CA 95501 • NORTH COAST JOURNAL • THURSDAY, DEC. 13, 2012


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.

"Close your eyes, son, before it eats your soul." Gerard Butler in Playing for Keeps.

Broadway Cinema

707-443-3456 1223 Broadway Street, Eureka Times are for 12/14- 12/18 unless otherwise noted. THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY 3D *12:30, 3:30, 4:20, 7:15, 8:10 THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY 2D 11:45, 1:10, 5:00, 8:45 PLAYING FOR KEEPS *1:30, 4:05, 6:40, 9:15 KILLING THEM SOFTLY 4:10, 9:25 LIFE OF PI 2D 3:35, 8:55 LIFE OF PI 3D 12:15, 5:45 RISE OF THE GUARDIANS 2D 1:00, 6:30 RISE OF THE GUARDIANS 3D 3:15, 8:40 RED DAWN 12:10, 2:30, 4:50, 7:10, 9:30 LINCOLN 1:40, 5:05, 8:30 TWILIGHT: BREAKING DAWN PT. 2 12:35, 3:20, 6:10, 9:00 SKYFALL 2:35, 5:50, 9:05 FLIGHT 8:20 WRECK IT RALPH 2D 12:00, 2:50, 5:35 ARGO 1:20, 6:35

Wake Me When It’s Over

Two more movies, one highbrow the other no-brow, now exist in the world

Mill Creek Cinema

By John J. Bennett

THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY 3D *12:30, 4:15, 8:00 THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY 2D *1:10, 5:00, 8:40 PLAYING FOR KEEPS *1:30, 4:05, 6:45, 9:20 RISE OF THE GUARDIANS 3D 5:25 RISE OF THE GUARDIANS 2D *12:20, 2:55, 7:50 LIFE OF PI 2D *11:45, 5:45 LIFE OF PI 3D 2:45, 8:50 LINCOLN *1:45, 5:10, 8:30 TWILIGHT: BREAKING DAWN PT. 2 12:40, 3:30, 6:20, 9:10 SKYFALL 11:35, 2:40, 5:50, 9:00


707-839-3456 *= FRI - SUN 1575 Betty Court, McKinleyville Times are for 12/14- 12/18 unless otherwise noted.

Minor Theatre 707-822-3456

* = SAT - SUN 1001 H Street, Arcata Times are for 12/14- 12/18 unless otherwise noted.

ANNA KARENINA *2:50, 5:50, 8:50 LINCOLN *1:00, 4:20, 7:45 THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY *1:10, 4:50, 8:30

Fortuna Theater 707-725-2121 *= SAT-SUN

1241 Main Street, Fortuna ** = FRI-SAT Times are for 12/14 - 12/18 unless otherwise noted. RISE OF THE GUARDIANS 2D *12:05, *2:25, 4:45, 7:05, **9:25 LIFE OF PI 3D *12:40, 3:55, 6:40, **9:40 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 3D *1:45, 5:30 THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY 2D *12:15, 4:00, 7:45, 9:15

Garberville Theater 707-923-3580

PLAYING FOR KEEPS is the sort of mild, inoffensive dramedy audiences can’t seem to get enough of. Filled with recognizable faces, plotted by focus groups and shot without any sense of style, it will likely make piles of money on its long, unexceptional journey to the hall of half-remembered Hollywood pabulum. Everything I look for in a movie is absent here, but I cannot hate it, for what is there really to hate? Gerard Butler’s heartthrob status seems in precipitous decline these days. Time and again he’s put out to pasture, playing a past-his-prime ladykiller of

Dec. 14 Dec. 19 Fri Dec 14 - The Motet w/ AfroMassive Doors at 9 p.m. $18/$15 21+ Sun Dec 16 - Jurassic Park 2: The Lost World (1997) Doors 5:30 p.m. $5 Rated PG-13 Mon Dec 17 - Giant Screen Monday Night Football Doors at 5:15 p.m. Free All ages Wed Dec 19 - Sci Fi Night ft. Santa Claus Conquers the Martians (1964) Doors at 6 p.m. All ages Free

766 Redwood Drive, Garberville TBA • 822-1220 • 1036 G St.

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one sort or another. In this case, he plays George, an ex-professional soccer player whose career-ending ankle injury leaves him merely an inept ex-husband and sometimes father. Having lost the Ferrari and the vacation house in the Italian Lake District, he moves to Virginia to be closer to his ex-wife (Jessica Biel) and their young son, Lewis (Noah Lomax). She cohabitates with a new guy, and faint future wedding bells can be heard. George gets roped into coaching Lewis’ soccer team, all the while trying to jump-start a career in sports broadcasting. And, yes, he realizes what a huge mistake it was to let his wife go in the first place. Midway through, Playing starts to get a little weird and a little dark. But this tantalizing tease doesn’t last. Catherine Zeta-Jones pops up as a voracious maneater with ESPN connections to trade. Dennis Quaid and Uma Thurman appear as a bizarre, jealous and possibly alcoholic/drug addicted married couple vying for George’s attention. And the great Judy Greer does a turn as a recent divorcee with low self-esteem. The real fun, at least from the “potential for creepiness/Lynchian suburban drama” perspective, is in Quaid and Thurman’s performances. I’m not sure what the intention was, but they both act constantly drunk or stoned on pills. No mention is made of this in the narrative. At one

point, George has to post $10,000 bail for Quaid’s character because some guy at a bar was looking at Thurman’s character. They play this off as a routine occurrence, as if his fits of jealous rage routinely end in aggravated assault charges. Just another Saturday night! I may have gotten a little bored watching this. I may have just been trying to entertain myself by interpolating some nasty noir business within its depressingly unremarkable plot and execution. Really, that’s on me. Playing for Keeps is fine, if completely bland and innocuous. People will love it for the low commitment it requires, and for the intermittently heartwarming family elements. I didn’t. PG13. 106m. ANNA KARENINA. Director Joe Wright (Atonement, Hanna), working from Tom Stoppard’s adaptation of Leo Tolstoy’s bigold canonical novel, delivers a well-acted, imaginatively staged and gorgeously designed movie, and yet I could barely keep my eyes open. That may sound dismissive; I don’t exactly intend it that way. I wanted to enjoy Anna Karenina, and in brief flashes I did, but the narrative is so plodding and familiar that not even Wright’s impressive vision can keep it interesting. The central theme here is marital infidelity among the Russian upper class circa 1875. In the title role, Keira Knightley gives an impressive, intermittently heartbreaking performance as a prominent society

figure who sacrifices her standing for a love affair with dapper young Count Vronsky (Aaron Taylor-Johnson). Wright approaches this and other dalliances from a number of perspectives, incorporating class conflict, courtship rituals and politics along the way. The scope of the story almost boggles the mind. Perhaps in an effort to compartmentalize it, or make it more manageable, Wright stages the majority of the action within a dilapidated old theater. The sets move and transform, with scenes taking place everywhere from the rafters to the basement. Occasionally a door onstage opens and the camera pushes out into the vastness of the Russian countryside.      In terms of imagination and execution, this aspect of the movie succeeds overwhelmingly. The production design, costuming, camera-work — the sheer mechanics of making it all happen so seamlessly — are uniformly amazing. Likewise the performances of the outstanding cast, which add to the lush, decadent and enveloping atmosphere. But somehow, it doesn’t succeed as a whole. The emotions feel too scattered, too distant, to diffuse to resonate. And because this is such a familiar story, whether we know we’re familiar with it or not, it takes more than clever staging to keep it interesting. It’s a shame because Wright’s treatment of the story is pretty remarkable. But Stoppard’s adaptation isn’t, and it prevents the whole thing from getting off the ground. R. 129m. — John J. Bennett


THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY. Well, some of us expected it. Anyway, back to Middle Earth! Nine years after The Lord of the Rings, Peter Jackson returns to the land of hobbits, elves, dwarfs and wizards. And like LOTR, the story of Bilbo Baggins will be split into three films, with sequels set for 2014 and 2015. Long journey. PG13. 169m. MONSTERS, INC. 3D.  See, there’s a prequel coming out next summer called Monsters University, so obviously you should go see the 2001 original in 3D (opening Wednesday). Take the kids while you’re at it. G. 92m. THE GUILT TRIP. Also opening Wednesday is this odd couple road comedy starring Seth Rogen as The Seth Rogen Character and Barbra Streisand as his embarrassing Jewish mother. In a moment of pity, he invites her on his cross-country road trip, which leads to uncomfortable situations just brimming with humor. PG13. 95m.

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)

What’s more exciting about The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997) — watching a T-Rex rampage through San Diego or trying to spot local filming locations, including Patrick’s Point State Park and Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park? Depends on your nerd calibration, I suppose. At any rate, you can go see it Sunday evening at 6 at the Arcata Theatre Lounge. Next Wednesday’s Sci-Fi Pint and Pizza Night gets all Christmassy with the cult fave Santa Claus Conquers the Martians (1964). What can’t this Santa guy do? Doors at 6, movie at 7:30.


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)


ARGO. Ben Affleck helms and stars in this harrowing and surprisingly funny account of the 1979-80 Iran hostage crisis. One of the year’s best films. 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. KILLING THEM SOFTLY. Brad Pitt stars as a mafia hit man operating amid stifling bureaucracy and the 2008 economic collapse in this stylish, hyper-violent thriller. R. 97m. 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 smalltown 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  l

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Arts & Crafts

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 441-4244 for more info. (AC-1213) GLASS FUSING. $120 + materials fee: $60 (2 week classes). Mon.s & Wed.s, 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Class #1, Jan. 7, 9, 14 & 16. Class #2, Jan. 28, 30, Feb. 4 & 6. Tues.s & Thurs.s, 5-8 p.m. Class #3, Jan. 8, 10, 15, & 17. Class #4, Jan. 29, 31, Feb. 5 & 7. With Trace Galbraith. Explore elements of design and principles of composition as you create exciting works of art with glass. Fire Arts Center, 520 South G Street, Arcata. 826-1445, www. (AC-1213) GLAZE CLINIC. $65. (7 hour workshop) Sat.s, 10 a.m.Noon, Feb. 9,16, & 23 plus one hour March 9. With Elaine Shore. For beginning and ongoing students with basic throwing and/or handbuilding skills. Glaze application, combinations and craftsmanship covered. Fire Arts Center, 520 South G Street, Arcata. 826-1445, (AC-1213) TILE MAKING. $180. Fri.s, 5:30–7:30 p.m., Jan. 11–March 15 (10 weeks). With Marilyn Allen. Enjoy this decorative, yet functional, art form while exploring a variety of tile-forming and surface-decorating techniques. For beginners and experienced students. Fire Arts Center, 520 South G Street, Arcata. 826-1445, www. (AC-1213) WHEEL THROWING 1 & 2. $180. Thurs.s, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Jan. 10–March 14 (10 weeks). Peggy Loudon. Complete introduction to basic wheel-throwing and glazing techniques. For beginning and returning students, Puts you on the road to developing your own personal style. Fire Arts Center, 520 South G Street, Arcata. 826-1445, (AC-1213)

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)

Dance, Music, Theater, Film

WEST COAST SWING. with Champion Patty Vo. Sat., Dec. 15. $25 all workshops and dance, or $10 per workshop. Free basics and beyond class, 9:45-10:45 a.m. Three more workshops during the day and social dance 7-10 p.m. Redwood Raks, 824 L St., Arcata. For more information call (707) 407-6910 or (707) 4961785. (DMT-1213) 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) continued on next page

North Coast Academy

Improve your mind and body in a fun, intense workout, and a very chill environment. Adults & kids ages 8 and up. Contact Justin (707) 601-1657 Text or Phone. 1459 M. St. Arcata.• • NORTH Thursday, DEC. Dec. 13, North COAST Coast JOURNAL Journal •• THURSDAY, 13, 2012 2012


Ongoing Support Groups

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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)

Please call the listed phone number for more information. Dates and times are subject to change without notice.

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)

THURSDAY Humboldt Domestic Violence Services. 6-7:30 p.m. For women experiencing intimate partner violence. Call

PIANO LESSONS. Beginners, all ages. Experienced. Judith Louise 476-8919. (DMT-1226)

for more info. 443-6042.


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)

Bereavement Group. 1-2:30 p.m. Hospice Office, Eureka. 445-8443. Humboldt Domestic Violence Services. 12-1:30 p.m.

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

For women experiencing intimate partner violence. Call for more info. 443-6042.

SAXOPHONE/FLUTE LESSONS. All ages, beginneradvanced, jazz improvisation, technique. Susie Laraine: 441-1343. (DMT-1227)

MONDAY Lyme Disease Support Group. 5:30-7 p.m. (3rd Mon.) Church of the Joyful Healer, Mckinleyville. 825-7835.


Caregiver Support Group. 4-5:30 p.m. (2nd & 4th Mon.) Alzheimer’s Resource Center, 1901 B California St., Eureka 444-8254, x3220. Bereavement Group. 6-7:30 p.m. Jacoby’s Storehouse, 4th floor, Arcata. 445-8443. Bereavement Group. 6-7:30 p.m. Sequoia Springs, Fortuna. 445-8443. Nicotine Anonymous. 7-8 p.m. ACS Conference Room, Eureka. 668-4084.

TUESDAY Gynecologic Cancer Support Group. 3-4:30 p.m. (2nd & 4th Tues.) Humboldt Community Breast Health Caregiver Support Group. 10-11 a.m. (1st Tue.) Mad River Community Hospital. 444-8254, x3220. Caregiver Support Group. 12-1 p.m. (1st & 3rd Tue.) Timber Ridge Assissted Living, Eureka. 444-8254, x3220. Caregiver Support Group. 4-5:30 p.m. (2nd Tue.) Way, Fortuna 444-8254, x3220. Prostate Cancer Support Group. 7-9 p.m. (2nd Tuesday) Eureka. 443-2241.

WEDNESDAY Bereavement Group. 5:30-7 p.m. Hospice Office, Eureka. 445-8443. Bereavement Group. 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. 1450 Hiller Rd., McKinleyville. 445-8443. Caregiver Support Group. 4-5 p.m. (2nd & 4th Wed.) St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, Ferndale 444-8254, x 3220. Caregiver Support Group. 6:30-8 p.m. (1st Wed.) Timber Ridge Assisted Living Center, McKinleyville

444-8254, x 3220.


Caregiver Support Group. 1-2 p.m. (4th Wed.) Heart of the Redwoods Community Hospice, Garberville.

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.s, Noon-1:15 p.m. starting Jan. 10, $60. Register online at www.eurekarecreation. com or visit The Adorni Center, 1011 Waterfront Dr. 441-4244. (F-1213)

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)

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)

444-8254, x 3220.

SUN YI’S ACADEMY OF TAE KWON DO. Classes for kids and adults, child care, fitness gym, and more. Tae Kwon Do Mon-Fri 5-6 p.m., 6-7 p.m., Sat 10-11 a.m. Come watch or join a class, 1215 Giuntoli Lane, or visit, 825-0182. (F-1227) DANCE-FIT. Dance, aerobics & strength training all in one class! Mon., Wed. & Fri. 9-10 a.m First class is free. Drop in for $5 per class or 14 classes for $55. No Limits tap & jazz studio, corner of 10th & K st. Arcata. 825-0922 (F-1226)

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-0328)

Sequoia Springs Assisted Living Center, 2401 Redwood

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)

HUMBOLDT CAPOEIRA ACADEMY. Winter Intersession Dec. 15-Jan. 31. Mon.s & Wed.s: all level kids, 4-5 p.m., all level adults, 5-7 p.m., and Sat.s: open gym/ roda at Noon. Christmas break 12/23-12/31. Rental Space Available. For full class schedule visit www. (707) 498-6155, 865 8th St., Arcata. (F-0131)

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)

Project Office, Arcata. 825-8345.

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)

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)


SOCCER AGES 2-7. Introduce your child to the sport of soccer! Learn & practice basic skills, such as dribbling, passing & ball control. Fri.s, beginning Jan. 11, time varies by age group. $30. Register online at or call 441-4244 for more info. (K-1213) 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-1213) KIDS WINTER CLIMBING PROGRAM. At Far North Climbing Gym. Learn climbing techniques, safety, trust and confidence. Dec. 27 & 28, Jan. 2, 3 & 4, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. $135 for five days or $35 for a single day. Far North Climbing, 10 & K in Arcata. (707) 826-9558. (K-1220) 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)

Games & Leisure

Kids & Teens

ARCATA BREAK CAMP. Art Camp during school breaks. Kindergarteners-5th graders enjoy art lessons, painting, drawing and other mediums at the Arcata Community Center. Full-day, Half-day or Single-day options. Dec. 26-28 and Dec. 31-Jan. 4. Contact Arcata Recreation Division 822-7091 or visit (K-1213) ARTS IN THE AFTERNOON. 6th-12th graders spend your afterschool hours, Mon.-Thurs., 3-6pm, in the Arcata Recreation art studio. Ceramics, video production, painting, jewelry making, drawing and more. Something for everyone. Call 822-7091 or visit our website (K-1213) BIRTHDAY PARTIES. Looking to host a birthday party for your child? Arcata Recreation offers themed parties: Arts & Crafts, Sports, Gymnastics, Karaoke and Gaming. Two supervised hours of fun. No stress, no mess! Call 822-7091 or visit our website www.cityofarcata. org/rec (K-1213)


Field notes 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)

Over 50

OSHER LIFELONG LEARNING INSTITUTE (OLLI). Offers dynamic classes for people age 50 and over. Call 826-5880 or visit to register for classes. (O-1227) SENIOR ACTION COALITION. Use your knowledge and experience to take action on pressing issues affecting older adults. Seniors, boomers welcome. Grassroots, non-partisan, current focus health care. Meetings held 3rd. Wed. of every month, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at Jefferson School, 1000 B St. For more information, e-mail or call (707) 442-3763. (O-1213)


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) 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)


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) 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) FREE GAMBLING TREATMENT. Call (707) 496-2856 Shawna Bell, LMFT, MFC #47122 (T-1226)


T’AI CHI WITH MARGY EMERSON. Three programs: T’ai Chi for Back Pain and Arthritis, Traditional Long Form (Wu Style), and The 42 Combined Forms (all 4 major styles). 10-week session starts the week of Jan. 7. Begin as late as the third week. At the marital arts academy in Arcata’s Sunny Brae Shopping Center. Visit a class with no obligation to pay or enroll. Morning and evening classes. Fees for the 10-week term: $95 for 1 class per week, $155 for 2 or more classes per week. See or call 8226508 for schedules. (W-0110) 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) ●



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)

Charon herding sinners onto his boat en route to hell. illustration to dante’s inferno, 1861. (PubliC domain)

A Brief History of Hell By Barry Evans


n order that the happiness of the saints [in heaven] may be more delightful to them and that they may render more copious thanks to God for it, they are allowed to see perfectly the sufferings of the damned [in hell]. — Thomas Aquinas, Summa Theologica The invisibility of the ground beneath our feet has led to many wild speculations about its nature, including ancient myths of a subterranean realm where you went when you died. The oldest of these have everyone ending up down there after death, while later beliefs limit inhabitants of the underground world to those who had led wicked lives. Today, most Americans are in no doubt: a survey taken by Baylor University in 2007 reports 53 percent of their respondents “absolutely” believe in hell, while another 20 percent rate its existence “probable.” Starting with what is arguably the oldest surviving work of literature, the 5,000-yearold Babylonian epic of Gilgamesh, it’s pretty obvious that those who dwell in the underworld are not happy campers. For instance, Gilgamesh’s BFF Enkidu has a terrifying dream portending his own death and subsequent journey down to “… the house of darkness … the house where one who goes in never comes out again; the road that, if one takes it, one never comes back; the house that, if one lives there, one never sees light; the place where they live on dust, their food is mud.” No cable, either. Hades, predecessor of the Christian Hell, was originally the name given to the god who ruled the “infernal regions.” That god later became Pluto, a tougher character, one suspects, than Disney’s canine goof-

ball. Hades was a real place for the ancients. Two thousand years ago, the Roman writer Virgil assured his readers that its entrance was near Mount Vesuvius, where “the whole country is cleft with chasms, from which sulfurous flames arise, while the ground is shaken with pent-up vapors, and mysterious sounds issue from the bowels of the earth.” Hades was a place of perpetual torment and frustration. Crafty Sisyphus, for instance, was forced to eternally push a huge boulder up a hill (it kept rolling back down) as punishment for trying to outsmart Zeus. Meanwhile Tantalus (whence our word tantalize) was damned to eternal thirst and hunger: Every time he bent down to drink the water in which he stood it receded, and when he reached for fruit above him it pulled away. Where Hades was cold and dark, Hell was hot and bright with flaming brimstone, that is, sulfur. As portrayed in Christianity, Islam, Judaism and Zoroastrianism, it’s the final dwelling place of the dead after they’ve been condemned at the Last Judgment. The traditional Christian notion of Hell stems from the Jewish myth in which ancient Jerusalem’s city dump, Ge (valley) Hinnom, is transformed into the fiery Gehenna. From there it was but a short step to the blazing domain of Satan and his evil angels, portrayed vividly by such artists as Hieronymus Bosch, William Blake and Gustav Doré, in which it looks like one hell of a place. Barry Evans ( still prefers hell to heaven — those damn harps, you know. • NORTH COAST JOURNAL • THURSDAY, DEC. 13, 2012


/s Kimberly D. Preston. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Humboldt County on December 3, 2012. CAROLYN CRNICH Humboldt County Clerk




CROSSWORD By David Levinson Wilk

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ANSWERS NEXT WEEK! ACROSS 1. Flower embraced by the intersex community because it features a fusion of two sex organs 7. Pesticide banned by 43-Across 10. Actress Tyler 13. Scott of “Quantum Leap” 14. Friend of Pooh 15. Blackjack need 16. “____ Through” (1932 Norma Shearer film) 17. Like every member of the Augusta National Golf Club until 2012 18. Lincoln or Ford 19. Uncle Ho led it in the ‘60s 20. Hay storage spaces 21. Unified 22. “u r hilarious!” 24. Certain Alaskans DOWN 1. Baby docs 2. The first Chia Pet pet 3. It was first climbed in 1913 4. Island dance 5. It was first climbed in 1889 6. Rock’s Steely ____ 7. Poorly insulated 8. Boneheads 9. The “ten” in “hang ten” 10. Unwordy 11. Schoolyard retort 12. It was first climbed in 1953 17. With 38-Down, a destructive

26. They head for the hills 27. Opposite WSW 28. Fool 29. “That’s ____!” 30. Play (with) 31. Joan who, with Joni Mitchell, are the only women on Rolling Stone’s “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time” 32. Radioer’s “Sure thing” 33. In direct competition 35. Mike who voices Shrek 37. Not orig. 38. “The Big Bang Theory” character from India 41. “All systems ____!” 42. Food item sold in a Kosher Vending Industries vending machine environmental practice at work in 3-, 5-, 12-, 29- and 41-Down 20. Slowly, to Mozart 22. Tennis judge’s call 23. Yoko from Tokyo 25. Property claims 26. Guthrie who is a registered Republican 29. It was first climbed in 1853 32. Muffin top locale 33. Big opening? 34. Year Kitty Hawk’s Monument to a Century of Flight was erected 35. 1943 Cary Grant title role

36. “Got it” 38. See 17-Down 39. Tarzan raiser 40. Bender 41. It was first climbed in 1870 42. “Star Wars” surname 45. Vatican-related 48. Tennis champ Mandlikova 50. Take ____ loan 53. Alley ____ 54. LP measure 55. Some Caltech grads

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43. It banned 7-Across in 1972 44. Rick’s love in “Casablanca” 45. Tiny 46. Ryan of “You’ve Got Mail” 47. Rapa ____ (Easter Island) 48. World capital visited by Jane Fonda in 1972 49. Where to go in London? 51. Suffix with robot 52. Each 53. Body of work 56. ____ out a living 57. Apprehend 58. Like some home movies 59. Jim Beam product 60. Boxer who released the 1963 album “I Am the Greatest!” 61. Book of the Bible not named after a person

44 North Coast Journal • Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012 •

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 Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call 707-443-0837 for information regarding the trustee’s sale and inquire as to the status of the foreclosure using the T.S. number assigned to this foreclosure shown on the first page of this notice. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. The unpaid balance and estimate of costs, expenses and advances as of 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: 707-443-6587 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 person is doing business as OMSBERG & PRESTON at 434 7th Street, Suite B, Eureka, CA 95501. Kimberly Denise Preston 841 13th Street Fortuna, CA 95540 The business is conducted by An Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name listed above on 1/1/2008.

The following person is doing business as FORBES & ASSOCIATES ERIC CECCHIN at 1807 Central Ave., McKinleyvillle, CA 95519. Eric Cecchin 777 Frontage Road Trinidad, CA 95570 The business is conducted by An Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name listed above on 12/03/12. /s Eric Cecchin. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Humboldt County on December 3, 2012. CAROLYN CRNICH Humboldt County Clerk 12/13, 12/20, 12/27/2012, 1/3/2013 (12-342)


The following person is doing business as SCHILL ART STUDIO & GALLERY at 1649 Main Street, Fortuna, CA 95540, P.O. Box 833, Fortuna, CA 95540. Monica Lynne Schill P.O. Box 177 / 27972 Hwy 36 Bridgeville, CA 95526 The business is conducted by An Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name listed above on 1/1/2013. /s Monica Schill. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Humboldt County on December 5, 2012. CAROLYN CRNICH Humboldt County Clerk     12/13, 12/20, 12/27/2012, 1/3/2013 (12-343)


The following person is doing business as NORTH COAST LAUNDRIES at 128 Grange Road, Eureka, CA 95503. Lola Marlene Moore 128 Grange Road Eureka, CA 95503 The business is conducted by An Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name listed above on n/a. /s Lola Marlene Moore. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Humboldt County on December 10, 2012. CAROLYN CRNICH Humboldt County Clerk 12/13, 12/20, 12/27/2012, 1/3/2013 (12-346)


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 fictitious 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 12/6, 12/13, 12/20, 12/27/2012 (12-336)


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 12/6, 12/13, 12/20, 12/27/2012 (12-337)


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)


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 11/22, 11/29, 12/6, 12/13/2012 (12-326)


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

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 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

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: CATHERINE M. KOSHKIN, CSB #149503 KOSHKIN LAW FIRM 1116 ELEVENTH STREET ARCATA, CA 95521 (707) 822-2800 DECEMBER 6, 2012 SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA COUNTY OF HUMBOLDT

11/22, 11/29, 12/6, 12/13/2012 (12-329)

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To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of: THOMAS KEITH BUTTE, also known as THOMAS K. BUTTE A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by SARAH JEAN OLIVER in the Superior Court of California, County of Humboldt. THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that SARAH JEAN OLIVER be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. THE PETITION requests the decedent’s will and codicils, if any, be admitted to probate. The will and any codicils are available for examination in the file kept by court. THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A HEARING on the petition will be held on 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


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, CSB #160452 1530 E. SHAW AVENUE, SUITE 104 FRESNO, CALIFORNIA 93710 (559) 241-7050 NOVEMBER 26, 2012 SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA COUNTY OF HUMBOLDT 11/29, 12/6, 12/13/2012 (12-332)

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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:

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the Employment Share your talent for fun and excitement. IT Director Leads and directs work of IT Dept. Req. BA and 5 yrs exp.

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Knowledge of kitchen and short order cooking exp. Fast paced environment. For application go to or call 707-733-1900, x.167

Qualifications and pay County rates vary. of ForHumboldt more information please inquire in person at 27 Bear River Dr. Loleta, CA, via email nicoelbuehrer@brb-nsn. gov, via website or via telephone (707)733-1900 CORRECTIONAL COOK ext.167

$2430 - $3119 mo. plus benefits

Prepares meals in the County Jail according to established guidelines; maintains records of food and supplies; directs inmates in food preparation and portioning. Skill in preparing meals in a high volume institutional setting is required. Two years exp. in large scale institutional cooking is desirable. Must work flexible, rotating shifts including weekends. A detailed background investigation is required. Filing deadline: January 2, 2013 For application come to Human Resources, Humboldt County Courthouse, 825 Fifth St., Eureka or apply online at Jobline: (707) 476-2357 AA/EOE

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Sales Analyst Dynamic and growing wholesale jewelry company seeks a highly motivated person with strong analytical skills to join our growing Sales team. Responsible for assisting the account manager in the Specialty Channel in delivering analytics that will help drive and improve business including sales forecasts and providing assistance in implementing sales strategy. Requires Intermediate to Advanced Excel, 2 yrs related experience or business degree plus strong analytical, quantitative skills and communication skills. Competitive wages, 401k plan, personal time, holiday pay and Blue Shield insurance. Please send resume to by 12/14/2012 AIRLINE CAREERS. Begin here Become an Aviation Maintenance Tech. FAA approved training. Financial assistance available. Job placement assistance. Call Aviation Institute of Maintenance 888-242-3214. (E-1213) LABORERS. Must have previous production type manual labor experience in an outdoor climate. Applicant must be able to lift/pull 50 lbs repetitively & shovel for long periods of time. Must possess good communication skills and be safety minded. Sawmill experience a plus but not required. Must be at least 18 yrs. We will be accepting applications Mon., Dec. 17 between 4-6 p.m. at Sierra Pacific Ind, 2593 New Navy Base Rd., Arcata. Sierra Pacific is located approx 3 miles from Eureka or Arcata on Hwy 255. Everyone who applies will be given a short interview. We are a drug & tobacco free work place. A verifiable SS # is required. EOE (E-1213)

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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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. (E-1226) NANNY NEEDED FOR EUREKA FAMILY. Young, professional couple with 2 children seeks part-time nanny to work Mon., Tue., Thu. & Fri., 7-9 a.m., & 1:305:30 p.m. Prior experience, clean driving record, proof of insurance and reliable with great child skills a must! Email qualifications to (E-1220) AIRLINE CAREERS. Begin here. Become an Aviation Maintenance Tech. FAA approved training. Financial assistance available. Job placement assistance. Call Aviation Institute of Maintenance 888-242-3214. (E-1220) CHINESE LANGUAGE TEACHER. Humboldt County Chinese School is looking for experienced Chinese Language teachers for beginning and intermediate youth classes, Feb./Mar. 2013. Contact Bernie Levy (707) 445-1781 or levyb@ for more information. (E-1227) TAXICAB DRIVERS, PT & FT. CAE Transport. Various shifts, 24/7. Starting $8.00/hour + gratuities. 21+ & clean driving record required. Print CAE Application: and send with cover letter to: or mail: 135 W. 7th St., Eureka, CA 95501. (E-1213) HOME CAREGIVERS PT/FT. Nonmedical caregivers to assist elderly in their homes. Top hourly fees. 442-8001. (E-1226)

Costing Accounting I Dynamic and growing wholesale jewelry company seeks a motivated person with strong analytical skills to join our growing Finance team based in Arcata, Ca. Responsible for the delivery of costing estimates of new products, monitoring costs, note exceptions, provide appropriate variance reporting to other departments and management. This position requires BS degree, Intermediate Excel, and strong analytical and quantitative skills.

Competitive wages, 401k plan, personal time, holiday pay and Blue Shield insurance. Please send resume to by 12/14/2012

Project Management A unique opportunity to work locally as a Project Manager in a fast paced International Manufacturing-Wholesale Company. We are looking for someone to join our team that is analytical, organized, has great communication skills, can facilitate meetings and discussions, has creative problem solving skills, and can work through difficult issues. Successful candidate will be self motivated and team oriented. Must have a proven ability to keep team members focused on top priorities as those priorities shift and change. Competitive wages, 401k plan, personal time, holiday pay and Blue Shield insurance. Please send resume to by 12/14/2012 18-40 HOURS/WEEK ASSISTANT STORE MANAGER. For Dream Quest Thrift Store. Must have management skills, a positive attitude and professional standards. Be a part of one of the nicest thrift stores in Northern California. Dream Quest provides opportunities for local youth. Phone (530) 629-3564. (E-1213) Place your ad online in the Marketplace at 442-1400 VISA/MC.

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) your ideal employee may be a Journal reader. 442-1400 VISA/ MC. Place your ad onlinle at www.

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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) HELP WANTED!!! Extra income! Mailing Brochures from home! Free supplies! Genuine opportunity! No experience required. Start immediately! www.mailingcentral. net (AAN CAN) (E-0228)

CHER-AE HEIGHTS CASINO PART-TIME POSITIONS Gift Shop (Candy Cart) Janitorial Crown Club Representative Deli Worker Busser/Host, (Sunset) Vault Attendant Security, 2 Slot Attendant FULL-TIME POSITIONS Slot Manager SEASCAPE Dock Workers, PT TRIBAL OPERATIONS Member Services Intake Worker - On Call Animal Control Officer, PT Cher-Ae Heights Indian Community of the Trinidad Rancheria Employments Applications available in Human Resources/ Seascape/ Cher-Ae Heights Casino or our website at Cher-Ae Heights is an alcohol and drug free workplace with required testing.

$$$HELP WANTED$$$ Extra Income! Assembling CD cases from Home! No Experience Necessary! Call our Live Operators Now! 1-800-405-7619 EXT 2450 http:// (AAN CAN) (E-1220)

Rentals ARCATA 2BD/2BA SPLIT LEVEL APARTMENT. 425 Bayside Ct. #B. Remodeled. W/S/G Pd w/c cat. Rent $1165. www.ppmrentals. com, Rental hotline (707) 4449197. (R-1213) ARCATA 3BD/1BA HOUSE. Lincoln Ave., Close to HSU. Garage, W/D Provided. $1450/month, lease or mtm, deposit required. Available Jan. 1. No smoking/pets/party/ growing. 822-9310. (R-1213) EUREKA 2BD/1.5BA TOWNHOUSE. 1265 Haven Ln. #A. W/S/G Pd. Sec 8 range, refridg, dw, yard, w/c pet. Rent $750. Vac 01/01., Rental hotline (707) 444-9197. (R-1213)


Openings soon available for HUD Sec. 8 Waiting Lists for 2, 3 & 4 bedrm apts.

EUREKA HOUSEMATE . For 2BD/1BA furnished 2nd floor seniors apartment in the Meadows. $450/month, $70/utilities, $500/ deposit. Lease. Must be 42 or older. (707) 672-4096. (R-1213) EUREKA STUDIO APARTMENT. 309 E St. #8. W/S/G Pd. Section 8 OK. w/c cat. Rent $470. Vac 12/27., Rental hotline (707) 444-9197. (R-1213) LOLETA ROOM FOR RENT. $500/ month, $300/deposit, 1/2 utilities. Room available in newly renovated home. Pets considered. 362-6553. (R-1220) BLUE LAKE ROOM FOR RENT IN REMODELED HOUSE. South facing window. W/d hook ups central head, porches, nice kitchen + living room. Share with 3 adults who uphold harmony, respect, humor, creativity, singing + peace. $450 +utl/deposit. 498-8981 (R-1213) ARCATA 2BD/1BA APARTMENT. 2145 Heather Ln. #3. Garb. Pd, Sec 8, range, refridg, patio, w/c cat, Rent $735. Vac 11/29. www., Rental hotline (707) 444-9197. (R-1213) EUREKA 2BD/1.5BA TOWNHOUSE. 1285 Haven Ln., #3. W/S/G Pd. Sec 8. Range, refridg, dw, yard, w/c pet. Rent $750. Vac 12/01., Rental hotline (707) 444-9197. (R-1213) EUREKA 2BD/1.5BA TOWNHOUSE. 3944 Harrison Ave. W/S/G Pd. range, refridg, dw, garage, patio. Rent $840. Vac 12/06., Rental hotline (707) 444-9197. (R-1213) EUREKA 2BD/1BA DUPLEX. 436 Hodgson St. Range, hook-ups, yard W/C Pet. Rent $795. Vac 12/01., Rental hotline (707) 444-9197. (R-1213) EUREKA STUDIO APARTMENTS. 1140 E St., #26 & #32. W/S/G/Pd. Sec 8, range, refridg, w/c cat. Rent $515. Vac 12/08., Rental hotline (707) 444-9197. (R-1213) MCKINLEYVILLE LARGE 4BD/2BA HOUSE. Garage, Newer Paint, Carpet, All Appliances, Covered Patio, Shed, Fully Fenced Yard, $1450/ mo. CBC Pacific Partners Property Management (707) 441-1315 (R-1213) HO HO HO HOLIDAY SPECIAL. First months rent free. Great 1BD apartments. $725. Kramer Investment Corporation. Close to HSU, parking and laundry. (707) 4442919, (R-1227) EUREKA 3BD/1BA HOUSE. 3395 Trinity. Refridgerator, Lg Yard, Hookups. MtM W/C Pet. Rent $1200. Vac Now., Rental hotline (707) 444-9197. (R-1213) ELK RIVER 2900 SF 5BD HOME. No pets. Call for Details. 443-2246. (R-1227)

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Real Estate NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS. Plaza Point Apartments, 977 8th St., Arcata. 1 & 2 bedroom apartments and also apartments with special design features for individuals with a disability. Inquire as to the availability of rental subsidy. Must be 62 years of age or older; or disabled, regardless of age. Call (707) 822-2770, Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m.-1 p.m. TDD #1-800-735-2929. We are an equal opportunity provider and employer. EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY. EQUAL OPPORTUNITY ACCESS. (R-0103) EUREKA 2BD/1BA APARTMENT. 230 Wabash Ave., Apt. #5. W/S/G Pd. Rent $645. Section 8 OK. Cat OK, Vac 12/3. www.ppmrentals. com, Rental hotline (707) 4449197. (R-1213) 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-0620)

Business Rentals 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-1213) DANCE STUDIO RENTAL. Humboldt Capoeira Academy offers rental space for the performing arts, beautiful 2800 sq. f.t dance space offers hardwood floors, wall-to wall windows, full length mirrors, and dressing rooms. Convenient location is visible from the plaza, and will help you to promote your classes. Check with us for rates and availability. Contact Sarara at (707) 498-6155, or sararacdo@ (BR-1226)

EUREKA FLORIST FOR SALE. $169,000, Plus inventory. Priced for quick sale. Turnkey, will train. 443-4811, (RE1220) 20 ACRES FREE. Buy 40-Get 60 acres. $0-Down, $168/month. Money back gaurentee. NO CREDIT CHECKS. Beautiful views. Roads/surveyed. Near El Paso, Texas. 1-800-843-7537 www. (AAN CAN) (RE-1213) WILLOW CREEK PROPERTY. 1.33 acres, Willow Creek Community Service District Water, underground power & phone at property. R-2 soils report and perk tested. Approved septic system design by Trinity Engineering. Property is zoned RST. Property is located off Highway 299 on private road one mile east of Willow Creek. Ready to build. $99,900 will consider offers. (530) 629-2031 (RE-1227)

Lodging/Travel VACATION RENTAL. King Range, Great for family gatherings, workshops, small events, solar powered, easy access, handicap friendly. min. 3 nights www., 986-7794. (L-0124) NORTHCOASTJOURNAL.COM You’ll find searchable back issues, articles, workshops & classes, the calendar, the Menu of Menus, the Wedding Guide, Do It Green ...

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

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December 14-16 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-1213) 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) ARE YOU HIRING? Place your ad here! 442-1400. VISA/MC. Place your ad onlinle at www.


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

Gentle Professional Grooming Since 1989

1701 Giuntoli Lane Arcata • • 826-0903


Yard Sale

• Grooming & Boarding by Linn •


THURS. DEC. 13TH 5:45 PM

ALL JEWELRY 20% OFF. Great Holiday Décor & Gifts. Dream Quest Thrift Store in Willow Creek -Providing Opportunities for Local Youth. (BST-1213) KAYAK. Current Designs (Solstice). 17’ 7”. Kevlar, all white, mint condition. Big Savings at $3000. (707) 269-0253. (BST-1213) STEEL BUILDINGS. 6 only 20x20, 25x30, 30x38, 40x54, 45x74, 60x140. Must Move Now! Selling for Balance Owed! Still Crated/Free Delivery! 1-800-211-9593 x30 (BST-1213)


 Ceramics  Fused Glass  Jewelery

Handmade by local artisans

Friday, Noon - 9pm Saturday & Sunday 9 - 4pm 520 South G St,



(707) 443-1104 Excellent guardian dogs for your home or ranch. Strong, stable temperament. $400. 707.267.4087

Services PIERCE’S COMPLETE ORCHARD CARE. Professional fruit tree pruning and orchard maintenance. Andrew Pierce (707) 6724398. (S-0228) RIGDEN’S RURAL LAND SERVICE. Logging, Excavating, Grading, Water Systems, etc. Peter Rigden (707) 498-1588. (S-1213) No membership required.

Only funeral provider in Humboldt County to be certified by the Green Burial Council.

SEABREEZE CLEANING CO. Office & Rentals, Licensed & Bonded (707) 834-2898 (S-0131) HELICOPTER FLIGHT LESSONS/ SCENIC TOURS. Redwood Coast Helicopters, based in Humboldt County. Whatever your helicopter needs, we will accommodate you! $160/hour. (S-0214)

Arcata ...across from the marsh 707-826-1445

Pets WOOF DEDOO PET WASTE REMOVAL SERVICE. Don’t do it, let us dedoo it! www.woofdedoo. com (P-0124)


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

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


Arcata Plaza 825-7760

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) 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) 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) 2 GUYS & A TRUCK. Carpentry, Landscaping, Junk Removal, Clean Up, Moving. Contact (707) 8453087. (S-1227) 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) TAI CHI GARDENER. Maintaining balance in your yard. Well equipt. Maintenance + Projects 18 yrs experience. Call Orion 825-8074, (S-1226)





CommUnITy CrISIS SUpporT: Humboldt Co. mental HealtH Crisis line

445-7715 1-888-849-5728

Legal Services Kathleen Bryson Attorney DUI & DMV Hearings Cultivation/Possession Juvenile Delinquency Misdemeanors & Felonies Former Hum. Co. Deputy DA Member of CA DUI Lawyers Assoc. FREE CONSULTATION 732 5th Street, Suite C, Eureka, CA 95501 707.268.8600

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BRADLEY DEAN ENTERTAINMENT. Singer Songwriter. Old Rock, Country, Blues. Private Parties, Bars, Gatherings of all Kinds. 832-7419. (M-0207) 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 multi-track recording. (707) 476-9239. (M-0221) SAXOPHONE/FLUTE LESSONS. All ages, beginner-advanced, jazz improvisation, technique. Susie Laraine: 441-1343. (M-1227)

SENIOR ACTION COALITION. Use your knowledge and experience to take action on pressing issues affecting older adults. Seniors, boomers welcome. Grassroots, non-partisan, current focus health care. Meetings held 3rd. Wed. of every month, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at Jefferson School, 1000 B St. For more information, e-mail or call (707) 442-3763. (C-1213) 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, for more info. (C-1213) HEARTFELT THANKS. To all who helped rescue my car from the mud on Hwy. 101 Nov. 29, 6:30 p.m. Your generosity overwhelms me! (C-1213) HAVE A $1000 IDEA . TO IMPROVE HEALTHCARE IN AMERICA? SUBMIT IT TODAY AT http://www. TO WIN CASH +TRIP TO KICKOFF. REGENSTRIEF INSTITUTE WILL CONDUCT STUDY ON WINNING IDEA. (C1213) SEX/ PORN DAMAGING YOUR LIFE & RELATIONSHIPS ? Confidential help is available. or 845-8973 (C-1226) 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)


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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

service directory service directory see page 29


Too many tubas? Are your crowded shelves an earthquake hazard? List it all here. 442-1400. Visa/MC GUITAR/PIANO/VOICE LESSONS. All ages, beginning and intermediate. Seabury Gould 444-8507. (M-1227)

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

Achieve Your Professional Potential with a Business Coach Louisa Rogers

Need some help home around the house?

Humboldt domestiC ViolenCe serViCes

ERIC’S SERVICES. Home Repair, Maintenance, Affordable Prices (707) 499-4828. (S-0808) ALLIANCE LAWN & GARDEN CARE. Affordable, Dependable, and Motivated Yard maintenance. We’ll take care of all your basic lawn and garden needs. Including hedging, trimming, mowing, and hauling. Call for estimates (707) 834-9155, (707) 825-1082. (S-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)

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body, mind


GIT YER VALSSAGE! Swedish, Deep Tissue & Therapeutic Massage.


Marriage & Family Therapist, MFC 47122

~energy work~

Gift Certificates Available (707) 599-5639

Valerie Schramm

Certified Massage Therapist

Marny Friedman 707-839-5910

Do it Legally

with Margy Emerson Martial Arts Academy Sunny Brae Shopping Ctr., Arcata 10-Week Session Starts Week of Jan. 7

3 ProgrAMS: • Traditional T’ai Chi

• T’ai Chi for Back Pain and Arthritis • 42 Combined Forms

Low Cost 215 Evaluation Center

822-6508 Visit any class free!

GET HEALTHY NOW. Feeling tired and sluggish? You may be missing some of the 40 nutrients our bodies need each day. Let us help you get your health back. (707) 839-4527. (MB-0103) LOSE WEIGHT/GAIN HEALTH, FROM THE INSIDE OUT. Dave Berman, Clinical Hypnotist. (707) 8453749. Helping the YOUniverse conspire on your behalf. (MB-1213) 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)


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Ongoing Classes Workshops Private Sessions Diana Nunes Mizer Parent Educator

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Medical Cannabis Consultants

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BREATHE LOVE. RECEIVE DEEP PSYCHIC HEALING WITH SEASONAL ASTROLOGY MAPPING. Gain clarity for selfempowerment. Rev. Elisabeth Zenker, MSW; (707) 845-1450. (MB-1220) CERTIFIED MASSAGE THERAPIST. Samantha Dudman-Miller, (707) 616-6031. (MB-0124) doTERRA ESSENTIAL OILS. Amazing results with no side effects. Maureen Brundage, (707) 498-7749,, (MB-0214)

Wallet ID cards available (707) 826-1165

Loving Hands,


Institute of Healing Arts

4677 Valley West Blvd. Arcata


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 (MB-1227) 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) 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) 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. (MB-0110) 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)

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

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)

Medical Cannabis Evaluations Facilitating patient use of medical cannabis for over 10 years. Michael D. Caplan, M.D. Gary W. Barsuaskas, N.P.

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MENTION AD FOR DISCOUNT 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) GOOD HEALTH is a great New Year’s resolution. Your new health practitioner may be listed here. Tell them you saw their notice in the Journal.





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


2355 Central Ave., McKinleyville

real estate

PIERSON-STYLE home built in 1953. This one-owner home has 3 bedrooms, hardwood floors, and is all redwood construction. It is located on a quiet street in a good neighborhood. A good first-time buyer or investment home.. MLS# 236808 $114,750

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real estate

Sylvia Garlick #00814886 Broker GRI/ Owner 1629 Central Ave., McKinleyville 707-839-1521 • $480,000


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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

We specialize in immediate funding of loans to borrowers with properties that banks cannot finance. Property Types: Industrial, Office, Retail, Multi-family, Shopping Centers, Restaurants, Mixed-use, Automotive, Hotel, Special Purpose, Land, Gas Stations, Owner-user, or Investment.

Bob Lawton ◆ Humboldt Mortgage Company Since 1964 ◆ (707) 445 -3027 ◆


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


3 bed 1 bath, 1,128 sq ft Cutten home on dead end street, bright rooms lots of windows, formal dining, fireplace w/insert in living room, lovely fenced yard with tree house and out buildings

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+/-40 acres with Cappell Road running through the property. Cleared building sites, klamath River frontage, year round access.


neW LiStin Dinsmore G! Land/Property +/-125 acres on Swayback Ridge. this remote, undeveloped property boasts deeded access, three year round springs, sloping topography, scattered timber and several potential building sites.


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