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table of 4 4

Mailbox Poem

Off the Wind

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Media Maven

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Appropriating Property

News

Samba to the rescue

10 Blog Jammin’ 12 On The Cover

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22 Arts Alive!

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25 The Hum

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26 Music & More! 29 Calendar 31 Filmland DANGER ABOUNDS

Drug Money

18 Home & Garden Service Directory

19 In Review

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20 Seven-o-Heaven

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20 Stage Matters Exit Laughing

Art Beat

Shaken, and Stirred Up

32 Workshops 36 Field Notes

Not Your Father’s Evolution

37 37 39 42 43

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Off the Wind Oh My … Oh Mad

   Editor: Honey, bring me my fan. I am feeling a bit flushed … reading about our local burlesque (“Burlesque,” Jan. 26). … Oh my … oh my. …  Great writing, by the way … a fun read. Nan Abrams, Eureka     Editor: The Ooh La La Girls (www.theoohlalagirls.com) were — starting in the summer of 2008 and performing regularly and in every year since — the first burlesque troupe in Humboldt County. Shame on everyone who felt the need to try to rewrite history in order to promote themselves in this story. Interestingly enough, Blue Angel Burlesque co-founder Kendra Cross appeared as an Ooh La La Girl prior to forming BLB. “Va Va Voom Burlesque” was the title of an Ooh La La Girls’ show prior to being appropriated by Alyssa Carrola, who is also well-aware of the Ooh La La Girls, but apparently felt it unnecessary to mention them in the interview for this advertisement. I mean article. And shame on the North Coast Journal, whose writer Ryan Burns requested — and was granted — a lengthy interview with the Ooh La La Girls in December of 2009. Press releases mentioning Ooh La La Girls shows have been regularly sent to the editors of the North Coast Journal. But, somehow, with all this knowledge floating around, and all of the shows the Ooh La La Girls have done and continue to do, this writer failed to acknowledge the trailblazing that they did, allowing the current wide variety of burlesque and neo-burlesque groups to follow in Humboldt County. Edward Olson, McKinleyville

  Off the Wind The Birds Sp  lit Apart And coalesce On again, Off again Brilliance on the wing Off again, On again Meadows of Salt Spray Bursts of Magic Everything Returns To the Place That was All It was ever meant to Be.

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Talking Trash

Editor: Heidi Walters’ article “New Direction” (Jan. 19) talks compassionately about all sorts of trash: the kind generated by the community’s less responsible or able homeless people, trash left by the occupiers of bushes, marshes and forests, trash left by the Occupiers of the Eureka Courthouse … how society may treat people like trash when they lack a home. So this is where the great causes of human and civil rights meet up with the rights of the environment and public use: at the tunnels behind the Mall, on the trampled and muddy courthouse lawn. Is

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it OK to trash the environment while championing freedom of speech and assembly? Speaking as “we, in the houseless and poor advocacy community,” Verbena, (Kim Starr), trashed activist John Shelter severely, calling him a very foul name. She also exhorted the supervisors, the DA and the EPD recently to “stop lying” about their professed respect for the constitutional rights of protestors and the houseless. Regardless of how these entities are perceived, pejorative name calling certainly won’t help the chances of resolving problems for activists who are trying to foster dialog with them. Meanwhile, Wal-Mart moves in. This profitsbefore-people, everyday-low-wages kind of trash, a Mallwart, could be truly toxic to our businesses and quality of life. They have an expansion planned in Ukiah. The Richardson Grove widening project will be very beneficial for their huge trucks. When camping or protesting, let’s respect the land and landscaping. As nonviolent activists, let’s remember the first guideline of the nonviolence code: We will be open, honest and friendly. Naomi Wagner, Eureka       Editor: I was so thrilled to see John Shelter’s picture on the front of the North Coast Journal. I thought about what he meant to my life. In 2008 I became homeless. I moved into the Rescue Mission. John agreed to have me participate in the Endeavor for my Experience Works training.  Being homeless, I was hopelessly socially isolated and living in total poverty — most unbearable depressive conditions, indeed. Sundays we had to leave the Rescue Mission at 5 a.m. I walked all over Eureka until the mission opened at 5 p.m. Then, Monday morning, the doors opened at the Endeavor and I entered a vibrant social world. I treasured every moment when I had a chance to be with John Shelter. I felt that he really knew what I was going through. I felt that his eyes and brain were 100 percent focused on me as we talked. John Shelter connected to me being a highly educated person in physics and as a lifetime victim of supreme social isolation. Under John Shelter’s supervision, my “sociability” rose. I began to experience myself as one of the Endeavor’s social group. I left Experience Works. I told John Shelter I wanted to spend time finding a woman. He told me to “follow your dream.” Being in the Endeavor with its lunch program was like being in high school or a fraternity. For once, I belonged. Well, I hope John Shelter fulfills his dreams. Ed Musgrave, Fortuna       Editor: With more and more people without places to live walking our streets I was very glad to see the coverage of the work that John Shelter is doing continued on next page

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continued from previous page and has done for a long while now. His incredible commitment and dedication to his chosen calling is wonderful. I was struck by Shelters’ values as outlined by his friend, Pastor Schulze, of dignity first, then the teaching of responsibility and that there is no free lunch. That Shelter works with the EPD is very important. The practices of the EPD in terms of the homeless have often and long left a great deal to be desired. In particular the taking away of tents, sleeping bags and personal belongings leaving people with nothing is an unacceptable practice that has long been the EPD’s MO. Do we want to be a culture that punishes people for being homeless? I love Shelter’s dream of a campground funded by grants. I love that he thinks big. Kudos to him. What I did not love was the petty remarks made by Kim Starr, aka Verbena, who said that Shelter is “what we call in the houseless and poor advocacy community a ‘poverty pimp’ ” What is both amusing and disgusting about her hurling that epithet at Shelter is that a couple of years ago, in a discussion in the Humboldt Sentinel, she was referred to as a “poverty pimp.” Maybe she’s been saving that up just waiting to use it on someone else. Although she sees herself as a member of the “houseless and poor advocacy community,” I am not aware of anything she has done in that area of any significance, and now she is orchestrating the Eureka Occupy, which is hardly creating an image that is helpful to the Occupy movement locally or to the many homeless who hang around there. I doubt that Verbena’s remarks will slow down John Shelter. He would seem to be like one of those blow up figures that are used as punching bags: they go down with each punch and pop right back up again. Sylvia De Rooy, Westhaven    

Light on the Rails

Editor: Rees Hughes makes a mistake by assuming all rail travel is more expensive than trails in “A Walk on the Wild Side of 101” (Jan. 19). The problem is a matter of the weight of the vehicle exerting forces on the track. Speeders, hand cars, and rail-cycles do not weigh as much as a train. They are not classified by the Federal Railroad Administration as a train. All of these can run on the rail as it is today, with the only exception is a little clearing of trees. The Arcata and Mad River Speeder Crewcar has traveled from the Arcata Marsh to

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the last crossing north of Eureka. Those washouts are minor, and I have lawfully walked that path, because of volunteering with the Timber Heritage Association. The costs are only that of clearing and inspection of the track. The reason that side is not regularly used is political, not physical. The mistake is assuming costs are all the same. So: minimal costs versus millions of dollars to make the trail. The speeder clearly is the lowest-cost version. Another mistake is the thinking the speeder crewcar/hand cars would not attract many people. Already thousands of people have ridden the speeder on trips given by the Timber Heritage Association. Many of those people are from out of the area, enhancing the local economy. Last year 12,000 people showed up for an annual event called the Handcar Regatta at the Santa Rosa Depot. I would describe that event as a Steam Punk sculpture race on the rails. Rail-based transport is hugely popular. Might I suggest we do a serious look at rail based passenger transport? I suggest we look at the diesel multiple units that SMART will be using in Sonoma and Marin counties. Lawrence LaBranche, Eureka     Editor: This is the best issue of the Journal that I have read. Was this by design?  I have been an advocate for the “Rails to Trails” program, but observe that the North Coast Rail authority is the only hold up in this process. To have these two stories (“A Walk on the Wild Side of 101” and “New Direction,” Jan. 19) appear “back to back” in the same issue made me feel like Christmas again. I have also walked that stretch of rail to and from Eureka, and converting it for bicycle use is probably 85 percent manual labor. Mostly weed whacking, landscaping and removal of foliage, along with removal of the rails and ties, but why pay engineers five or six digits to complete a feasibility

study? Why do you suppose they call this a “safety corridor,” and how many more fatalities will this community accept? Reduce consumption of foreign oil and carbon footprints too. Rail banking leaves the NCRA an open option, and Mr. Shelter could supervise. The complaints still lingering about the encampments on the jetty were that there was no supervision or trash removal. Think of the programs instituted during the Great Depression that worked, and produced viable projects on a shoestring budget! Think of the local nonprofits already in existence that could contract food, showers, laundry services etc. and paid for by grant funding. I understand that the Obama administration has expressed an interest in funding public works programs. I am watching the current district elections with a jaundiced eye, and my vote will only go for the candidate who advocates a program similar to the WPA or the CCC during Roosevelt’s administration. Randy Myers, Arcata      

Correction

 There are at least four active burlesque troupes in Humboldt County, including the Ooh La La Girls. Last week’s article, “Burlesque,” gave an incorrect number and inadvertently omitted the troupe. The Journal regrets the error.

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Appropriating Property

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ack in 1987, I went with a friend to see singer Joan Armatrading play Wolf Trap, an outdoor amphitheater in a national park in Virginia. We went early to stake out a good spot and laid out a big blanket. The closer it came to concert time, the more people packed in and we found our blanket covered increasingly valuable space. A couple asked to overlap their blanket behind us and offered us some wine. One group asked to infringe on a corner, and in exchange offered some fried chicken. Finally, by giving up half a foot off our right side my friend snagged some weed. We scored over a tiny piece of land we only temporarily possessed. It wasn’t as if we had any right to it. If someone had simply flung their blanket over the area our bodies didn’t cover, we could have done little except huff. Our experience exemplified what French philosopher Pierre-Joseph Proudhon discusses in a mind-blowing book I read last summer called What Is Property? He published it back in 1840. In it, he questioned the notion of ownership and distinguished between property, which we consider a right, and possession, which is a matter of fact. To Proudhon, the concept of property rights was wrong, even though by that time it had become more sacred than the concept of God. No one should be able to own a place they did not occupy, he felt. I read the book free on my iPad because it is in the public domain. This month we saw how tricky the idea of property rights has become. A group of Internet insurgents known as Anonymous launched what it called “Operation Hiroshima” in protest of a congressional bill called the Stop Online Piracy Act. If passed, it would have allowed the government to go after and shut down websites that violate copyrights and sell counterfeit goods. Members of Anonymous found and published private information about media execs as well as congressional legislators and staff. And the Internet info giants — Facebook, Google and Wikipedia — launched their own protests, with dramatic banners and in some cases by temporarily letting their sites go dark. They feared that what had happened to Megaupload.com could happen to them. The U.S. and New Zealand governments shut down the website Megaupload, which gave users a place to store media such as movies and music, and arrested five people connected with the site. The shutdown left Megaupload users without access to whatever it was they had uploaded.

In a telling quote in a Jan. 13 New York Times article about Operation Hiroshima, an unnamed congressional staffer complained about the privacy invasions, saying “Why can’t they just hire a lobbyist like everyone else?” This is the problem. Those who own property have a hard time understanding the frustrations of those who don’t. Those who own property make money off their property, and with that money they can hire lobbyists to convince lawmakers to pass laws to protect that property. Those without property lack the money to hire lobbyists. So they have to find free ways to influence lawmakers to grant them access to property they don’t have.  More and more, the property in question is media property. Rights to the TV show House are far more valuable than any actual house you might own. If I trespass on a physical house police might arrest me. If I use without permission episodes of House, well, that’s what is at issue now. It is hard to feel sympathetic to Fox and Disney and Viacom and the other members of Big Media. They spread their content all over the web so that their movie trailers and posters and ads for TV shows land on our Facebook pages and next to our Google search results and above the news story and in the corner of the television screen. They push their media properties into our faces like candy or chips. Then when we reach out our digital fingers to grab more of the sweet and salty snacks, they suddenly yank them back and want our cash. Not all of us have the cash, but you can’t now unwhet that appetite. When we try to consume the media by illegally viewing it or copying it or incorporating it into our own creations, the media companies scream copyright infringement. It is as if someone buys nearly every inch of property surrounding the shack I live in, and then when I cross his land he has me arrested for trespassing. I’m not saying people shouldn’t be able to protect their creations. I’m a writer, after all, and I would like people to pay me for what I write. But I think companies and some individuals have unreasonable expectations of property rights. In general, most people will willingly pay reasonable prices for media they consume. Just look at Spotify or iTunes. Most people know that with a little effort they can figure out how to get music for free and most likely they won’t get caught. But music streaming service Spotify says it has 3 million paid subscribers and millions more pay for music on iTunes. Our copyright laws are ridiculous. Really, if I create an image or write a story or tune,

should I be able to control all use of that for 95 years? That’s the length of time the current law gives me. J.K. Rowlings has already made more money than she will ever need off Harry Potter, and Harry has become so popular it is hard to think of a world without him. Maybe there should be a short circuit to public domainship for media properties that become outrageously lucrative — maybe cut down the copyright time from 95 years to 20 years after the 100 millionth sale. Or perhaps we need to treat media property the same way we treat traditional property. You want complete control over a story or song you wrote or a movie or show you produced? Maybe you should pay property taxes on it. If I have a rental property I pay income taxes on the rents I bring in, and I pay property taxes as well.  Fox pays property taxes (in theory anyway) on buildings it owns. Why shouldn’t it pay taxes on the show House? If no one makes money off the media property, its owner wouldn’t pay any taxes, since the taxes would be based on market value. And as with real estate, you could grant the public easements in exchange for tax write-offs. Perhaps you would let members of the public freely copy an image or use the characters as long as they don’t try to earn any money off it. A playwright might grant an easement to schools so they wouldn’t have to pay royalties for performances. With the money from property taxes, the government could invest in media or give money to artists and writers and software developers and indie producers and whatnot to seed creation of new media products and forms. For beloved media, like Thornton Wilder’s play Our Town, the government might use the money to purchase public easements so people could consume it for free, as the government does with land for public parks. I was able to see that Joan Armatrading concert back in ‘87 because two decades earlier retailing heir Catherine Filene Shouse donated 100 acres of her dog-breeding farm to the public for a national park for the performing arts. All of us who packed Wolf Trap that evening lay blankets down on public land. And we found ways to share it as we listened to great music together.

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n ugliness struck our dear, funloving, free-flowing Arcata late last year, nearly stopping the happy beating of its heart, the downtown plaza. But now some of the city’s more rhythmically proficient residents want to revive that heart — with drums and dancing. It’s samba to the rescue. The problems began on Halloween, when a 3,000-strong horde of revelersgone-bonko shredded the hell out of the Arcata Plaza’s planters and lawn, broke bottles and nearby windows and spray painted the bronze statue of William McKinley, a controversial work of art — but art, nonetheless — that has stood in the center of the plaza since 1906. There also were reports of random needlejabbings of strangers in the crowd, people peeing from the top of McKinley, and other out-of-control drunkenness. Then, on New Year’s Eve … nothing much happened — except for the arrest of one samba drummer. In answer to the costly disaster that was Halloween — $8,600 or more in repairs — the City of Arcata had fenced off the Plaza earlier in the day and then posted a second fence of living, armed bodies — police personnel dispatched from six jurisdictions,

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including from Rio Dell, Humboldt State University and the county District Attorney’s office. That effort cost roughly $7,000. Neither outcome — nasty chaos or cop-presence overkill — seemed tenable for future impromptu holiday celebrations. So the city, which had held a what-dowe-do meeting in November, hosted another one on Jan. 24, with official mediators, and invited everyone to Samba da alegria drummers at 2010 north attend. Of the roughly 50 county fair. Photo by Bob Doran. in attendance, about half turned out to be samba “When I saw a photo of one of the drummers and dancers — members of a drummers getting arrested, I thought, ‘Oh thriving, embedded culture in Arcata and no, here we go again,’” said David Peñalosa, Humboldt County consisting of at least who founded the North Country Fair five distinct groups, each with a different Samba Parade in 1986 (it started out as the approach to samba. The samba contingent All Species Parade, but soon the samba had met before the mediated session to portion split off and became its own thing). work out a unified message. In the 1990s, Peñalosa said, a random event Why such interest from our favorite put a damper on drumming on the Plaza. public boogiers? Because of that arrested “When Jerry Garcia died, the Deadheads drummer — who did not immediately didn’t have a place to go,” said Peñalosa. stop drumming when an officer asked him “So they went to the Hog Farm Festival to, and then struggled when the officer and Reggae on River. But there was a reached for his drum. week in between the two festivals, and so


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Danny Ray’s Last Days Back on Jan. 5, when I wandered into the marsh near the Bayshore Mall to interview some homeless campers, most everyone was still talking about the big flood that blew out some of their camps one early Saturday morning a couple months before. A water pipe had bust somewhere nearby — crash and roar and then here came the water, four-inchesdeep of it rushing in like the Russian River, said camper William Dean Hermann. Like a lot of others, he and his wife, Cassie, had had to up-stakes in a hurry. “I said, ‘Honey, put on your boots, put on your coat, grab your pack, just be ready,’” Hermann said. “I put on my boots, coat, pack. I looked up again — now the water’s six inches. Didn’t stop for hours.” A kinda scrawny but fairly clean-cut man stood nearby, listening. He wore a fuzzy red-and-blue plaid flannel shirt, blue

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jeans and crisp white sneakers. When Hermann finished talking, he took a turn. “I woke up in eight inches of water,” the man said in a steeply pitched hill twang. His name was Danny Ray Jones. And, now, most everyone in that part of the marsh might be talking about him, because sometime between late night Sunday, Jan. 23, and early Monday morning the 24th, Danny Ray Jones died just outside his tent. Deputy Coroner Roy Horton said Jones, who was 51, most likely died from a prescription drug overdose possibly complicated by alcohol. “He had a prescription of oxycodone just three days old that was supposed to last a month, and the bottle was empty,” said Horton, adding that people he interviewed in the marsh said Jones might have had a drinking problem. It will be a few weeks before the drug screen comes back, Horton said. Horton has spoken with Jones’ family, including a brother who’s a long-haul trucker and who had stopped a couple of times on his way through town to check on Danny Ray at his tent behind the mall. That day I met Danny Ray, he told me he’d lived in Eureka about seven years but had only been sleeping in the marsh for a month — ever since he got kicked out of his house for not making the rent, he said. “I’ve never been homeless in my life,” he said, his voice choking up and his eyes watering. “I’m a working fool. But I got hurt on the job — fell off a ladder and shattered my hip, building a house. They put in a new hip, but now they want me to do it again.” He was waiting for an insurance settlement to come through. And he’d had some financial problems, he said, with some family back in Tennessee. Although, he was really proud of his son, he said, and walked to his tent to bring out a walking stick his son had carved for him. When


Airport Manager Back After nearly four months on unexplained — and fully paid — administrative leave, Humboldt County Airport Manager Jacquelyn Hulsey will resume her job duties Monday morning. As the Journal reported last month, no one with the county has been willing to address the reasons for Hulsey’s extended leave. Public Works Director Tom Mattson and Humboldt County Supervisor Mark Lovelace again declined to elaborate Friday morning. Both repeated that Hulsey’s leave is “a personnel issue” and thus confidential. Though Hulsey has no employment contract, neither is she an “at-will” employee — someone who can be fired without cause. As a public employee, her job is considered her property; therefore she cannot be fired, demoted or transferred without due process. (This has been the case for non-contract public employees in the state since the 1975 California Supreme Court ruling in Skelly vs. State Personnel Board.) Hulsey’s job performance has been repeatedly scrutinized and criticized in recent years, with members of the public, the county’s Aviation Advisory Committee and former employees accusing her of mismanagement, verbal abuse and jeopardizing the safety of both employees and the public. (See links to previous stories on our website.) Asked if he has any concerns about Hulsey’s competence, Lovelace responded, “That would get into an issue that would not be appropriate for me to discuss here.” Addendum: Local business leaders have also been among Hulsey’s most vocal critics, particularly following a series of

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flight delays and cancellations in the fall of 2010. Jonathan Speaker, chief operating officer of Arcata-based streaming media company StreamGuys, said he was disappointed to learn that Hulsey will be returning to her position. “I would like to know why the leaders of Humboldt County are not looking at the track record of Ms. Hulsey and seeing the same thing that the business community is seeing,” he said. Like others, Speaker believes many of the recent problems at the airport could have been avoided with proper communication and project management. He also cited the fatal plane crash on the night of March 1, 2009, which went unreported to search and rescue personnel for more than 12 hours due to a miscommunication between Hulsey and an airport employee. “With this kind of track record it is beyond me why [county officials] are not looking to improve our critical infrastructure by staffing the appropriate key personnel,” Speaker said. He added that he and others are currently seeking answers from county officials.

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he got that settlement, maybe he and his long-time friend, Hobo, would get a place in town. He spoke with a poignant formality. He seemed angry to be where he was, and at what people might think of him. “I’m clean,” he said, defiantly, gesturing at his tidy campsite. “I get my garbage out of here every day.” Homeless advocate John Shelter, who has worked with homeless campers for years, said for someone like Danny Ray Jones — in pain and facing another surgery and who knows when that might be — it can be easy to lose hope out in the marsh. “He was in a lot of pain and the cold wetness just made things worse,” Shelter said. “He ate too many pain pills and washed them down with some wine.”

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Drug Money Spending records offer rare glimpse into fiscal life of Humboldt’s drug cops By Zach St. George

WHILE EXECUTING A SEARCH WARRANT IN SEPTEMBER 2011, EUREKA POLICE FOUND 66 MARIJUANA PLANTS. EVEN WHEN OTHER LAW ENFORCEMENT OUTFITS COME ACROSS MONEY THEY SUSPECT IS RELATED TO A CRIME, THEY USUALLY LEAVE COUNTING AND SEIZING THE MONEY TO THE DRUG TASK FORCE, WHOSE AGENTS ARE SPECIALLY TRAINED IN THE PROPER PROCEDURES. PHOTO COURTESY OF EUREKA POLICE DEPARTMENT.

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ate in the afternoon, on Nov. 19, 2010, seven agents from the Humboldt County Drug Task Force checked in to seven rooms at the Anaheim Hilton. The elegant, glass-covered hotel sits directly across the street from Disneyland. The suites — four with king beds, three with a pair of queens — were on the fifth floor. Upscale but not ostentatious, they were furnished with flat-screen TVs, stainless steel appliances and ebony-veneered furniture. Sliding doors led outside to the open-air Lanai Deck. The temperature hovered in the mid-60s, likely too chilly for the agents to take advantage of the deck’s pools, but the hot tubs would have steamed enticingly. At night, the lights from fireworks over Disneyland reflected in the windows and backlit the rows of palm trees surrounding the parking lot. The agents were attending the California Narcotic Officers’ Association’s 46th annual training conference. During the three-day event, they each took six four-hour workshops on topics of their choice. Event organizers encouraged attendees to bring their families. While the cops learned about outlaw motorcycle gangs, the occult, Mexican cartels or how to make meth, their spouses and kids could go to Disneyland, or lie around and watch HBO and order room service. In the

evening, special events gave attendees time to unwind together. The first night they attended a law enforcement trade show. The next they feasted at a banquet. The third night was entertainment night; Mixed Martial Arts fighters came to the hotel to sign autographs and watch tapes of past brawls. The rooms were pre-paid. Back in June, the drug task force secretary sent a memo to the county auditor’s office requesting a check. The seven rooms cost $170 per night, for four nights, plus tax, totaling $5,506.20. She sent another memo requesting $3,390 to cover the agents’ $495 tuitions for the conference. The auditor’s office cut both checks, and the money was withdrawn from Special District Fund Account 3644. All the money in that account — money that paid for the conference tickets, the views of Disneyland, the mints on the pillows — was taken from someone months earlier, seized by the drug task force. The money pours in, $1,000, $10,000, sometimes $100,000 at a time. Last year the task force seized more than $1 million from suspected criminals. It seized another $1 million the year before, and more than $900,000 the year before that. Humboldt County, population 129,000, seizes on average at least a dozen times more money per capita than California does as a whole, according to state Department of Justice data. Roughly two-thirds of that money ends up in the coffers of law enforcement agencies and offices in

EUREKA POLICE FOUND MORE THAN ½ OUNCE OF PROCESSED MARIJUANA AND MORE THAN $11,000 IN CASH DURING A TRAFFIC STOP IN SEPTEMBER 2011. THE CASH WAS SEIZED FOR ASSET FORFEITURE PROCEEDINGS. PHOTO COURTESY OF EUREKA POLICE DEPARTMENT.


Humboldt County. Another portion goes to state agencies, including the Department of Justice and the Highway Patrol. Last year the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office took home $200,000, the district attorney’s office got $100,000, and the drug task force got $500,000. The drug task force is a special investigative anti-drug unit made up of nine or 10 agents borrowed from the sheriff, the district attorney, the Highway Patrol, and the Eureka and Arcata police departments. The contributing parties pay their respective agents’ salaries and overtime, and provide their weapons and equipment. As of Jan. 1, the task force became county-run. Budget cuts forced the California Department of Justice to end its longtime partnership with the unit, for which it had previously provided funding and a commanding officer. Humboldt County had to choose either to do without its specialty drug-busting team, or to take it over. The task force’s local executive board picked the latter. Members say that little will change with the unit’s day-to-day operations. It will continue to seize drugs, and the money and property that its officers believe are tied to drugs. Public records detailing how the task force has spent this seizure money over the past five years provide a window into its inner workings. The records reveal the fiscal life of a unit that travels frequently, blows through office supplies and likes to yak on the phone.

turkey bags, a doctor’s medical marijuana recommendation, plus $2,235 in cash, according to court documents. Another house contained more than 100 marijuana clones, 1,200 stalks with drying buds, more processed marijuana, hash, a garbage bag full of trim, two more doctor’s recommendations, and $22,000. McCasland was arrested at the scene. It would be a good day for any cop, but the best was still to come. Following the raids, a judge issued the drug task force another warrant, this time for McCasland’s bank accounts. The five accounts — one with Wells Fargo, three with U.S. Bank, and one with Bank of America — held more than $100,000. The task force suspected that the money was the proceeds from drug sales, and so seized it. McCasland was sentenced to one year in jail, plus three years of probation. His money first went into Special District Account 3922, the county’s holding account for seizures. From there it was divvied up, along with all the other seizures from that year. A small portion went to the nonprofit California District Attorneys Association, and some went to the California Department of Justice. Some went into Accounts 3642 and 3921, the sheriff’s and the district attorney’s seizure accounts. Some of it made it full circle, back to the Drug Task Force’s seizures account, number 3644. It’s not just a slush fund. State and federal laws stipulate how money from seizures can be spent. No salaries. No overtime. No guns. No bullets. No pepper spray or Tasers. No body armor. No food, no alcohol, no beverages of any kind. According to the U.S. Department of Justice, the rules are intended to keep law enforcement from giving the public the impression that the seized funds are being spent frivolously.

Over the past five years, the task force spent more than $1.5 million in seized funds.

In early September

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Biggest

Seizures

2008-2011

SOURCE: HUMBOLDT COUNTY RECORDS

PHOTO COURTESY OF EUREKA POLICE DEPARTMENT

DATE 9/16/2011 11/10/2011 10/5/2009 9/24/2010 6/2/2011 11/10/2011 12/19/2008 8/28/2009 12/5/2006 6/2/2011 8/27/2009 3/11/2011 8/10/2007 3/1/2007 4/15/2008 11/13/2008 8/27/2010 8/27/2010 8/27/2010 8/27/2010 8/27/2009 1/19/2011 8/27/2009 12/10/2009 9/4/2008

AMOUNT $195,024.00 189,735.00 155,312.89 121,860.00 110,133.88 94,643.00 92,299.03 70,175.00 66,000.00 63,183.00 58,890.00 57,500.00 56,401.00 52,723.56 51,300.00 50,599.00 50,050.00 49,990.00 49,920.00 49,730.00 45,271.00 42,288.00 39,304.00 39,080.00 38,515.00

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NAME Arthur Jones Stan Kopiej Kenneth McCasland Ian Mason Ryan Dickey John Hockett Vernon Engram R Chatterton, L Utman David Head John Shibonis Dominique Doubek Linn Canning David Krissy Chaz Kerlin Daniel Hawkins Angel Meras Jonathan Tichich John William Brendan O’Connell Scott Lewis Couch & Markussen Brandon Savio Ann Edwards Derosa & McCauley Charleton Russel

Over the past five years, the task force spent more than $1.5 million in seized funds. It bought nearly $30,000 worth of office supplies. Its members talked their way to $50,000 in phone bills. They spent $12,900 on storage units. They burned $6,430-worth of gasoline, and they dropped $5,403 at the print shop. They took out nearly $30,000 in advertisements in the Eureka Times-Standard and the Humboldt Beacon. They called a locksmith and a tow company a couple times each, made a few Costco runs, and bought some tires at the tire store. One of the most frequent payments was to Crystal Springs. So much for the “no beverages” rule. The task force sent the bottled water company roughly 170 checks since 2007, mostly in $6.75 increments, for five-gallon refills. The drug task force office doesn’t have good water, said Sgt. Wayne Hanson, the interim task force commander. “It’s safety equipment,” he said. “We have to keep our task force agents hydrated.” Then there are the hotel rooms. Lots of them. The big outing to Anaheim was by no means unique, although it was probably one of the most expensive. Money from the seizures account paid for rooms in the Lake Tahoe

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Embassy Suites, for Campaign Against Marijuana Planting training and planning seminars in 2006 and 2008. It paid for rooms in the San Francisco Hilton, where agents attended a California Homicide Investigators’ Association conference. It paid for rooms at the Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego, where agents attended another California Narcotic Officers’ Association training conference. A graphic on the brochure shows a boat sailing between two palm trees. The task force also paid for rooms in Santa Rosa, Roseville, Palm Desert and Red Bluff; rooms in Reno, Nev., Yakima, Wash., and Washington, DC. It also paid for a couple nights locally at the Red Lion and the Humboldt Bay Inn, plus a night at Blue Lake Casino. Since 2007, it has spent more than $40,000 from its seizures account on hotel rooms. “That’s training and conferences,” says Hanson. He’s sitting behind a conference table deep inside the sheriff’s criminal investigation office on the first floor of the courthouse — a spot he picked in order to keep secret the location of the drug task force offices. Task force agents are like schoolteachers, he explains in a deep, gravelly voice. They have to constantly train

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and learn new techniques, and they often travel to do so. Hanson says that when agents are on the road, they usually bunk two to a room, although he admitted that might not have been the case in Anaheim. “I was not in attendance,” he says. Hanson doesn’t really look like a cop. He’s wearing a navy Carhartt coat over a pea-green flannel shirt, with jeans and tennis shoes. His gray hair is cropped short, but his face is unshaven. Reading glasses hang from his collar. The casual Friday look is his normal attire, he says. When asked for a photograph, he frowns a little, then chuckles, seemingly amused at the stupidity of the question. Surveillance is one of the key duties of the task force, he says. It wouldn’t do to have people knowing what he looks like. He stands up and lifts his jacket. The flannel has a badge pinned to it, and he’s wearing a gun.

Cops won’t seize anything

unless they feel certain that the property can be tied to criminal activity, said Hanson. Once they take money or property,

they serve the person with documentation of what was seized. They also take out newspaper advertisements to announce the seizure, just in case a reader sees it and thinks that the property that was seized actually belongs to him or her, not the person listed in the ad. If nobody challenges the seizure within 30 days, then it’s over. Simple as that, the money belongs to the government. Most people don’t fight the seizures, said Hanson. If they do, and the amount was less than $25,000, then it’s up to the district attorney to prove in court that the money was tied to illegal activity. If it’s more than $25,000, then the burden of proof is on the property owner. The rationale behind the division is that if someone is walking around with more than $25,000 then they should be able to quickly say where it came from. District Attorney Paul Gallegos said that it’s usually pretty clear whether the cash was legitimately earned. Prosecutors look at work history, land ownership and expense records to get a feel for whether someone makes their

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money legally or not. Seized asset cases are tried as civil proceedings. That means that the money or property itself is on trial, which leads to odd-sounding case names like “County of Humboldt vs. $67,201.20,” or “People vs. John Deere Tractor.” Sometimes these cases are connected to criminal trials, as in McCasland’s situation. When that happens, the civil case is put on hold until the criminal trial resolves. When defendants plead guilty, the seized property is frequently part of the

resolution, said local defense attorney Jeff Schwartz. Most marijuana cases involve seized assets, he said. Defendants will often sign away their ownership of the property in order to move the case forward. “It’s inevitably part of the plea bargain,” Schwartz said. Even if the suspect is acquitted, their money isn’t necessarily free to go. Unlike a criminal conviction, when the defendant must be found guilty beyond all reasonable doubt, in a civil case there must continued on next page

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simply be a preponderance of evidence — that is, 51 percent of the evidence points towards guilt. If prosecutors can show that the majority of the evidence points to guilt, then they win. Sometimes, however, the civil cases aren’t tied to a criminal case, meaning that the cops took money or property without charging any person with a crime. That raises the ire of defense attorneys and civil rights advocates, who say that it violates both the property owner’s right to privacy and the presumption of innocence. These administrative forfeitures, as they’re known, aren’t uncommon locally, said Schwartz, although neither he nor Gallegos could give any solid estimate of how often it happens. It does happen, albeit very rarely, that

someone gets some or all of their property back after police took it. That doesn’t mean that the task force is seizing money from innocent people, said Gallegos. It can just mean that prosecutors weren’t able to untangle the legal earnings from the illegal ones, and made a deal to return a portion of the money to the defendant. In five years, out of the hundreds of seizures, the county has only cut 20 or so checks to return money to suspects. The two recipients who the Journal reached by phone both declined to comment, saying that they had put that time in their lives behind them.

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Humboldt County Drug Task Force Asset Forfeitures and Distribution SOURCE: HUMBOLDT COUNTY RECORDS © NORTH COAST JOURNAL

2007

$445,809

$48,073 $201,317 $142,534

2008

Humboldt County Seizures Humboldt County Distribution: Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Drug Task Force District Attorney

ready, it said. Months earlier, six officers each picked out a pair of White’s boots at the shoe store. Employees drew outlines of their feet, took measurements of their arches and heels, and measured the circumference of their legs at two-inch intervals. Based on those measurements, workers at the White’s factory in Spokane, Wash., hand-stitched the leather boots together. It’s the custom fit combined with the hand-craftsmanship that makes these work boots the most comfortable and durable on the market, proclaims the White’s website. Those fancy trimmings don’t come cheap. Former task force members Dan Harward, Ryan Maki, Chris Ortega and Jack Nelson all got pairs that cost $396 each. Cyrus Silva ordered special heel inserts, and his pair cost $424. All money that police seize is deposited into the county’s asset forfeiture holding account. From there it is distributed into separate accounts for the Sheriff’s Office, the District Attorney’s Office, and the Drug Task Force. Since 2007, the California Highway Patrol has received at least $50,000 seized funds; the Eureka Police Department has received at least $296,344; the Arcata Police Department has received at least $107,981; the Fortuna Police Department has received at least $64,410. The California Department of Justice has also received a substantial amount, although exactly how much is unclear.

$1,013,682 $129,254 $355,430 $59,558

2009

When they’re not busy busting drug dealers, drug task force agents are often on the phone. Or using office supplies. Or taking out ads in local newspapers. Over the past five years, their phone bills added up to more than $50,000, all paid for with money from seizures.

$913,416 $14,573 $278,807 $121,997

2010

$1,013,377 $43,069 $144,736 $26,729

Fiscal Year

2011

$0

$1,288,327

$204,705 $534,190 $105,489

$250,000

$500,000

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$750,000

$1,000,000

$1,250,000

Mark Peterson’s pair is insulated, and cost $515. With tax, the total for the boots came to $2,750. The boots, Hanson explained, are safety equipment, and as such, are a justifiable use of seizure funds. They’re intended to protect agents’ feet and ankles when they’re doing busts on the steep Humboldt hills. White’s are the best, said Sgt. Hanson. He pulled out a pair of his own and set them on the conference table. They’re brand new, still unlaced — matte black perfection, with not a scuff. They look like real stompers, with thick leather sides and deeply grooved treads. None of the people who got the boots are currently on the task force, Hanson said. Some of them weren’t even on the force at the time of the purchase. Hanson said they got boots so that they would be ready if they were needed to help out with a bust. The agents who were on the force have since rotated back to their respective agencies. Daniel Harward, the agent supplied by the state Justice Department to command the task force, approved the charges, as did its executive board.

Members of the drug task

force executive board say that money from seizures is nothing but a byproduct, an afterthought really, of the task force’s real mission of intercepting drugs. When the word came that the California DOJ was pulling its support for the task force, Sheriff Michael Downey said that he immediately suggested that Humboldt County take over full responsibility for the unit. His fellow executive board members — Gallegos, Eureka Police interim-Chief Murl Harpham, Arcata Police Chief Tom Chapman, and CHP Capt. Harry Linschoten — agreed unanimously. The money from forfeitures did not come into the discussion, he said. The real benefit of the drug task force, Downey said, is its effectiveness in fighting drug-related crime. In fact, he said, last year the task force was awarded first prize for “Most Effective Drug Interdiction Team in the Nation” by the SKYNARC International Narcotics Interdiction Association. There may have been other drug task forces that seized more drugs, Downey said, but no other unit compared per capita. That effectiveness, the board decided,


was worth shouldering the extra costs that the California DOJ used to pay. The state provided a commanding officer and office space, which together are costing the task force roughly $120,000 to $140,000 annually to replace. “We could have just let this thing dissolve and go away, but we recognize its importance,” said Downey. “This has been such a successful task force.” Because the task force is equipped to do the surveillance and research required during investigations into large-scale drug manufacturing and cultivation, Gallegos said, it is the most effective tool for fighting Humboldt County’s biggest problem. The sheriff’s office will be taking the lead on the unit, and will supply the new task force commander. The executive board is still working on a new memorandum of understanding to outline the task forces goals and responsibilities, but Downey said that he hopes to see no changes in how the task force is run. As far as he knows, the rules on what the money can be spent on will remain the same, he said. He and others dismiss any suggestion that this is this policing for profit, or that the new boots and hotel rooms have anything to do with the task force’s stunning success at seizing suspected criminals’ money.

Yet asset forfeiture’s more ardent opponents see the practice as little more than thinly-veiled robbery by the police. The pure volume of money involved in civil forfeitures means that some crookedness is inevitable, said Brenda Grantland, a lawyer affiliated with FEAR.org, an anti-forfeiture organization. There is a place for forfeiture, Grantland said, but it should be criminal forfeiture, where prosecutors must get a criminal conviction in order to keep the money. “If someone has made millions of dollars doing something illegal, that money should be confiscated, I agree with that,” she said. The problem with civil forfeiture, she said, is that it gives law enforcement motivation to go after people solely for their money. Any victims of the property owner should get the first cut, she said, but that it rarely happens. “It’s become a very corrupt thing,” Grantland said. In Humboldt County, defense attorney Schwartz said, “I’m sure there’s a big sigh, when they go on a big bust and find no money. I’m sure they’re not thrilled about it.” He doesn’t, however, think that seizing funds is a major motivator behind drug busts. Gallegos said that when he can, he uses the seized money to benefit the community. His office recently spent money from

its seizures account to buy new video cameras for Eureka police patrol cars. Still, he said that he recognizes that there is always some danger in allowing law enforcement to spend the same money that it seizes. “I understand the corrupting power of money,” he said. “You try to be responsible. We don’t want to get in the position where they’re drug dealers, but we’re thieves.”

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in Hydesville last fall, but he could picture it. There would have been a lot of cops. “We always flood the area with as many officers as possible,” he said. “Overwhelming force.” It would have been in the early morning, he said, when people are usually still sleeping, groggy, disoriented. It would have been loud, with officers yelling at the people in the rooms, pointing guns at them, telling them to get down on the ground and put their hands on their heads or behind their backs. The scene doesn’t hold any thrills for him. Clad in body armor, gun drawn, standing outside the suspect’s door — he’s been there countless times. “Let me put it this way,” he said, with the barest hint of a smile. He held up his wrist. “If my heartbeat right now is at 60, it would be 60 there.” The swarm of officers, yelling and waving their guns but internally calm, arrested property owner Stanislaw Kopiej and three others at the scene. During their search of the property they found 400 pounds of dried marijuana, 400 growing marijuana plants, and six guns. Inside the chicken coop they discovered a white, square plastic bucket. Maybe their hearts thrilled, just a little, when they opened it. Cash. Stacks of $20s. The drug task force counted the money — $175,000 — and seized it. This fall the California Narcotic Officers’ Association’s 48th annual training conference will be held at the Anaheim Hilton. Officers will choose six four-hour workshops, and there will be special events in the evenings. This year, though, there will be no entertainment on the third night. Organizers are encouraging attendees to use that night to explore the area, to walk the palm-lined boulevards with their families, and watch the fireworks over Disneyland. l

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  Best known for his book What’s the Matter With Kansas?, analyzing the paradox of middle class Americans voting against their own interests, Thomas Franks turns his attention to the recent Tea Party phenomenon, and that monumental paradox of victims of a Wall Street-induced Great Recession rallying for unfettered free enterprise at the precise moment it “has proven itself to be a philosophy of ruination and fraud.” His answer is unconventional. While other commentators note the apocalyptic tendencies of Tea Party members, Franks writes that they’re really utopian, and their utopia is a free enterprise that never was or could be. So facts don’t interfere with their faith in it. Franks shows how this utopia is based on the idealization of small businesses, which unfortunately has little to do with super-corporate capitalism and international finance. But to adherents, free enterprise failures are due to sinister forces: Big Government and its “crony capitalism” partners, socialism and liberals in general. This conviction feeds a closed circuit of grievance and self-pity, which Franks say “has become central in the consciousness of the resurgent Right.” Victims of the class warfare conspiracy include the world’s wealthiest capitalists — “the persecution of the Koch Brothers,” who fund right wing causes and candidates with their fossil fuel fortunes. “Pity these billionaires, reader.” Franks illuminates a related mystery, the phenomenon of Glenn Beck. The first time I saw Beck on TV I knew he was principally an actor, and Franks adds the telling detail that Beck’s hero is actor/director Orson Welles, particularly for his War of the Worlds radio broadcast which panicked listeners who thought the Martian invasion was real. According to Franks, Beck relentlessly cast liberals as the Martians, and Barack Obama as leader of the alien invasion. Besides being entertaining enough to slightly distract from the depressing content, Franks’ overall analysis is nuanced, complex and convincing but still incomplete. He doesn’t fully explain the logical connection between free market utopianism and fundamentalist Christianity. But most importantly, he barely mentions race as a factor — which is especially puzzling to me, since it was by reading Franks’ earlier work that I recognized the suburban euphemisms and undercurrent of dog whistle racism that seems to me to be a very big part of what’s going on now. Franks faults Democrats for not acting more forcefully and failing to provide a compelling Great Recession explanation, creating a vacuum that the Tea Party filled. His account ends with the infamous debt ceiling fight. Since then the Tea Party has waned, Occupy Wall Street has risen, and a liberated President Obama has a different kind of populist message. Still, this book provides useful explanations for Mitt Romney’s candidacy and Newt Gingrich’s politics of rage and grievance.   — William Kowinski

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Exit Laughing A Joke-Filled Neil Simon at North Coast Rep By William S. Kowinski williamkowinski@northcoastjournal.com

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aughter On The 23rd Floor, a comedy by Neil Simon now onstage at the North Coast Repertory Theatre in Eureka, is about a roomful of writers for a 1950s comedy-variety TV show. Joe McCarthy and the Blacklist lurk in the background, and troubles with the network animate the plot. But mostly it’s about the characters in that room, and a parade of jokes that mirrors Simon’s tutelage on just such a show. The “Simon says” character is Lucas (played by Evan Needham), who narrates as well as participates. Milt (Scott Osborn) wears outlandish costumes to work (a bullfighter’s cape with a French beret) because it gets him noticed in a competitive arena. Carol (Darcy Brown) is the only woman on the staff, and the only one who seems to pay attention to the outside world. Kenny (Dave Fuller) is less ham than wry, and Ira (Ellsworth Pence) is the house hypochondriac, as well as a comic anarchist. Val (Anders Carlson) is a brooding paranoid Russian, while Irishman Brian (Clayton Cook), the only non-Jewish writer, has swallowed the show biz blarney stone. Helen (Kelly Hughes) is the perky secretary. They all must contend with the imperious peccadilloes of the show’s star, Max Prince (David Hamilton). Under creative and business pressure, Prince drinks too

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much and takes too many pills. “I fell asleep with my eyes open,” he says. “I thought I was dreaming about the ceiling.” There are brushes with sentiment, passes at seriousness and stabs at theories of humor. “All humor is based on hostility — isn’t that right, Kenny?” “Absolutely. That’s why World War II was so funny.” The writers don’t seem to write anything, though the one sketch being developed is a highlight — a parody of Marlon Brando in Julius Caesar (Hamilton nails it). But plot, context and philosophy are all secondary to laughs, and the highjinks and jokes in this 1993 play come faster than in anything Simon had written since his earliest plays. The whole cast is funny, but I was especially impressed by how Anders Carlson played his character with precise economy, and how Darcy Brown (formerly Darcy Daughtry) vocally and physically created an instantly believable 1950s character. And David Hamilton plays the mercurial shades of Max Prince with comic moves that kept surprising and delighting the opening night audience. Articulation and timing should even improve as the actors find new moments to play. Though this is a sanitized version of the ’50s and this group, Calder Johnson designed a suitably tawdry writers room, and director

David Moore keeps the actors and action moving in this single set. Costumes (including the outrageous ones) are designed by Lauren Wieland. Though the Max Prince Show is based very loosely on the last two years of Your Show of Shows starring Sid Caesar, the play’s characters are even more loosely based on writers for that program and its immediate successor, Caesar’s Hour. The hypochondriac Ira is based on the hyperglycemic Mel Brooks, and Milt and Kenny are even more vaguely based on Carl Reiner and Larry Gelbart (creator of TV’s MASH). The two closest parallels, though, are Val, based on Russian immigrant Mel Tolkin, and Carol, who is a little of Selma Diamond but mostly Lucille Kallen (also famously allergic to the pervasive cigar smoke. In the play she claims she has to keep her dresses in a humidor). These legendary writers’ rooms also inspired a film, My Favorite Year, which combined Sid Caesar with Steve Allen. It shows a shy writer whispering his jokes to another writer. That’s Neil Simon whispering to Carl Reiner. Reiner also drew on his Caesar experience for the classic sitcom he created, the Dick Van Dyke Show. But no play or movie or TV show has come close to suggesting the unique comic genius of Sid Caesar, or the inspired mayhem of his TV shows. I saw them as a child and remember some of the sketches to this day. There are a few on YouTube, and more on various DVDs. There’s more on the play’s connections to the realities at stagematters. blogspot.com. Coming Up: The Dell’Arte International School’s first year students present their culminating creation of commedia chaos (starring “lovers, mothers, charlatans, thieves, posers, zanies, braggarts and windbags”) in Commedia: Unleashed! at the Carlo Theatre Thursday through Saturday (Feb. 2-4) at 8 p.m. Pay-what-you-can, reservations encouraged. 707-668-5663, www. dellarte.com. On Friday and Saturday (Feb. 3, 4), VDAY Humboldt performs Eve Ensler’s Any One of Us: Words From Prison (monologues of women prisoners) as its annual benefit for the North Coast Rape Crisis Team and the Prison University Project, at HSU’s Native American Forum, at 7 p.m. 530-448-9458. Beginning Wednesday (Feb. 8) for just five performances, HSU Theatre presents Venus by Suzan-Lori Parks, about an African woman displayed as a “wild female jungle creature” in 19th century Europe. It’s on stage at Gist Hall Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday (Feb. 8-11) and 2 p.m. Sunday. 826-3928. HSUStage.blogspot. com. Then on Friday (Feb. 10) at 8 p.m., Ferndale Rep begins a three-weekend run of John Osborne’s 1956 drama, Look Back in Anger. 1-800-838-3006. l


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or most of us here in Eureka, the trauma of Jan. 9, 2010, has faded into the annals of earthquakes past. Living near the triple junction, seismic shifts are our lot. If we remember the date at all, we probably think that was the day we personally dodged a bullet. Miraculously no lives were lost, but the 6.5 magnitude quake did deliver a crippling blow to the Eureka Municipal Auditorium, home to the city’s most energetic and enduring community arts organization, the Ink People Center for the Arts. The Ink People was founded in 1979 by a group of printmakers looking to share resources, a work-

space and an etching press. “Almost immediately,” said Libby Maynard, a founding member and current executive director, “it became apparent there was a need in our community for a larger peer-supported organization for artists. Our small group took up the challenge with three guiding principles that have not changed since they were formulated 33 years ago: to create peer support groups and programs of all kinds similar to our printmakers group; to educate our community about the value of the arts; and to create paying jobs for artists in the arts. “Because it functions as a cultural development NEW

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organization,” Maynard continued, “much of the general public is unaware that the Ink People is the center from which many of the projects and programs they do know about are birthed. The Redwood Curtain theater and the Discovery Museum are two examples of community organizations that have gone on to be independent venues after being supported by the Ink People with planning, clerical resources, getting funding, and achieving their own 501(c)(3) non-profit status.” Of the more than 60 currently active programs and community projects of the Ink People, perhaps the best known, at least most visible, is the much admired Rural Burl Mural Bureau, started in 1991 as a creative response to kids hanging out in Old Town with no focused social activities, and to address the proliferation of unwanted graffiti. “Within two years,” said Libby, “the murals created by these same kids garnered the first arts-related California Healthy Cities Award. That award in turn brought renewed statewide and national interest to Eureka as a tourist destination and a quality place to live. I want to give ‘massive respect,’ as the kids would say, to Eureka Redevelopment, which partnered with IP early on and has funded the Mural Bureau’s total budget since 2003 when the California Arts Council was defunded by 97 percent. “The Ink People is the designated art organization for the City of Eureka. As such, the city was able to provide space for us in its Municipal Auditorium building rent-free, including utilities. This was a huge factor in our ability to sustain the diverse character of the organization and to integrate the day-to-day operations of our Artist in Residence program, 10 or more art and community building programs, 14 programs for and by the city’s youth, including the acclaimed MARZ program (Media and Arts Resource Zone) allowing for hands-on use of digital and analog media, 12 or so distinct cultural programs that embrace our city’s diversity with peer support of Native American cultures, traditional Mexican celebrations, and the Hmong community of the North Coast, to name a few. “The quake of January 9th caused the immediate suspension of all of our programs, the loss of performance and gallery space, and a major loss of income from members who rented studios from

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us. The big heart of this city has opened to us and the Northern California Indian Development Council has graciously provided rent-free temporary offices here in its F Street (Carson Block) building that allows us to maintain a bare bones operation. “Our most pressing concern after the quake was to maintain continuity for our youth programs, such as the MARZ project, which function as drop in, hang out, socializing spaces. The city made the lobby area of the Adorni Center available as a gallery space, but the restrictions on what can be installed and left in the space have made it impossible to continue there. Our next gallery show, PINK, will be a February Arts Alive! exhibit in a warehouse on West Third Street. The dynamic art group known as Empire Squared has been using the place for eight years putting on over 100 art exhibits and events. They have decided to take a break and allow a few other IP collectives to use the facility. It’s going to be tight, but reps from Placebo, our music center run by and for youth, DIY Community Center (shared tools and resources), MARZ, and our printers are meeting as we speak to work out a multi-use strategy for the space by March.” Any one of these groups could fill this crushingly small space. Obviously the Ink People Center for the Arts needs this community’s gratitude and help now. The fastest way to help is to go to their beautiful website, inkpeople.org, become a member for 25 bucks, and help erase the first projected deficit ($15,000) in the organization’s history. While you’re there, find out how IP’s DreamMaker program can link your creative art ideas to funding by the National Endowment for the Arts. Or learn how to attend ASCEND, a summit conference for developing leadership in NextGen Artists 18 to 35, on Feb. 11, in HSU’s Kate Buchanan Room. Offer your business acumen or fundraising skills to lift Ink People into prosperity. Show up for exhibits at IP’s new Ink Annex Gallery at the warehouse at 47b W. Third Street (not far from the Eureka Co-op) and help the arts bring a creative, healing presence to this part of town. First show! PINK at Arts Alive! on Feb. 4. Let’s make all of Eureka a home for the Ink People until they once again have a home of their own. Make it so. ●

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Bay Area artist and HSU alum Kelly Allen returns with a fascinating show at First Street Gallery. She describes her paintings and mixed media works as “symbolic portraits” of “mass-hybrid creatures.” As she told the art/culture blog Anyone, Girl.com, “At the core of my works and ideas about this world, I think everyone and everything is one mass-hybrid creature … part of one singular system. Each and every person, animal, plant is essential, playing out its own roles and duties to keep ‘the creature’ alive.” Kelly Allen will present a free slide lecture about her work on Friday, Feb. 3, at 5 p.m. in HSU’s Art Building, Room 102. There is an Arts Alive! reception for her First Street Gallery show, “Make It All True,” which runs through March 4.

First Saturday Night Arts Alive! Saturday, Feb. 4, 6-9 p.m. Presented by the Humboldt Arts Council and Eureka Main Street. Opening receptions for artists, exhibits and/or performances are held the first Saturday of each month. Phone (707) 442-9054 or go to www. eurekamainstreet.org for more information or to have an exhibit/performance included.

A. UNITY OF THE REDWOODS (in the Norway Building), 1619 California St. Carolo Micheal, pastels; Dwight Winegar, photography; Theresa Olivares, acrylic paintings. 1. EUREKA INN, 518 Seventh St. Peggy Jenkinson, “Silent Poetry,” multimedia and verre eglomisé paintings. 2. HUMBOLDT ARTS COUNCIL at the Morris Graves Museum of Art, 636 F St. Performance Rotunda: Blue Lotus Jazz Duo; William Thonson Gallery: Demitri Mitsanas: Mythographic Dialogues, paintings. Exhibition sponsored by Philip and Sally Arnot; Anderson Gallery: Curtis Otto, “Retrospective” paintings; Floyd Bettiga Gallery: Frances Kuta, “Where the Light Falls,” paintings; Knight Gallery: “Tom Knight Legacy” pho-

tographs tographs; Homer Balabanis Gallery: Artists Valentines, preview; Atrium Gallery: Morris Graves, works from HAC Permanent Collection, and CD-ROM The Life & Art of Morris Graves; New! Humboldt Artist Gallery Artist Cooperative; Youth Gallery: Hiroshige’s Stations of the Tokaido Road, 22 prints from 53 stations of Japan’s Tokaido Road in 1832; Mel Schuler Sculp-

ture Garden; Second Saturday Family Arts Day Gallery: Children’s art created in January. 3. REDWOOD REALM ARCHITECTURAL ANTIQUES, 618 F St. 3a. ANNEX 39, 608 F St. 3b. PAUL’S LIVE FROM NEW YORK PIZZA, 604 F St. 4. REDWOOD ART ASSOCIATION, 603 F St. (across from Partrick’s Candy). Redwood Art Association New Year Exhibition, 175 pieces by Eric Martin creates visually striking work by overlapping multiple photos of very common, even mundane objects, places, textures and quiet phenomena -things and people we pass by everyday and may not appreciate. His goal is to challenge the viewer to take a second look, try to notice hidden subtleties, figure out what’s going on and in the process find connections and new meanings. The resultant layered imagery holds a mysterious and even dream-like quality. Martin’s exhibit, “Second Sights,” opens at Old Town Antique Lighting for Arts Alive!

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119 artist members. 5. DALIANES, 522 F St. Paul Krakow, “Movie Palaces,” shadow box photography, 3D watercolor of old theaters. 6. F STREET FOTO GALLERY at Swanlund’s Camera, 527 F St. Redwood Camera Club. 7. SACRED PALACE BOUTIQUE, BIKRAM YOGA, 516 Fifth St. 8. ARKLEY CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS, 412 G St. Eureka Symphony Winter Concert. 9. HOBART GALLERIES/ KINETIC SCULPTURE RACE MUSEUM, 437 F St. Members of Humboldt Kinetic Association Artist Co-op: Rustiques Garden Art; Jade Tiger jewelry; Becky Saucedo wrap skirts and hats; Good and Evil Twins custom ambigram products; Charlie’s Woodcraft; Fancies doll art; Ruin and Redemption found object jewelry; Humboldt Homegrown and Cartoons 4 Me T-shirts; Chris Gardner metal sculptures; Sue Morton blown glass and original art cards; Fisk Øye jewelry; Fantasy Lane Copper Fairies; Amberz Art; music by St. John’s Bossanova Baby; Japanese tale of “The Peach Boy,” retold by shadow puppet artist Sean Powers at 7 p.m. 10. SEWELL GALLERY FINE ART, 423 F St. featuring Nina Groth abstract watercolors; music by Lisa Baney Trio. 11. SIDEWALK GALLERY at Ellis Art and Engineering, 401 Fifth St. Howard Rutherford, oils and watercolors. 12. WELLS FARGO ADVISORS, 318 Fifth St. Jaffa Dugan, Kitch Eitzen, Marla West, Ann Anderson and Jane Cinnamond, watercolors. 12a. Z & J ASIAN SUBS, 310 Fifth St. 13. AMIGAS BURRITOS, 317 Fifth St. Vince Cavataio, surf photography. 14. PRIMATE TATU, 139 Fifth St. Dre Meza and Casey Z, new works. 15. INK ANNEX (Ink People Gallery aka Empire Squared), 47 W. Third St. “Pink.” 16. CHERI BLACKERBY GALLERY and THE STUDIO, 272 C St. “Pablo Rahner Show,” an extraordinary body of work from the imagination of the prolific painter. 17. HALL GALLERY, 208 C St. Thomas Bethune, David Bethune, David Hodes, Roberta HeidtPreble and Vicki Fikes. 17a. THE WORKS, 210 C St. Daniel Lazarus, sculpture; music TBA. 17b. ACCIDENT GALLERY, 210 C St. 18. SAILORS’ GRAVE TATTOO, 138 Second St. Tattoo related art, antiques and memorabilia. 18a. LIVELLA STUDIO, 120 Second St. Recording Studios. 18b. MANTOVA’S TWO STREET MUSIC, 124 Second St.; music by John David Young Trio. 19. STEVE AND DAVE’S, First and C streets. John Harland, photography; music by Dr. Squid. 19a. REDWOOD CURTAIN, 220 First St. (Main Entrance Through Snug Alley). Jennifer Mackey; performances by Eureka High students.


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Celebrating 3 Years One of Humboldt’s most accomplished painters, C. R. Spicer, is showing 50 new paintings in a solo show opening this weekend with an Arts Alive! reception at Piante Gallery.

20. CHAPALA CAFÉ, 201 Second St. Prints by traditional Southwest artists. 20a. ACCENT STYLING GALLERY, 219 Second St. Iain Fox, artist and photographer; music by Wynsome Winds. 20b. GOOD RELATIONS, 223 Second St. Nancy Ensign, fantasy figure drawings; Va Va Voom Burlesque Vixens, live models. 21. HUMBOLDT HERBALS, 300 Second St. Shelly Mortensen, vibrational watercolors; guitarist Todd Krider. 22. RUSTIC WEST TRADING CO., 339 Second St. Millie Quam, bead jewelry, Jim Cernohlavek, pottery, Jeannine Brandenburg, Redneck wine glasses, Lynne Bergman, handwoven and knitted ideas. 23. CLARKE HISTORICAL MUSEUM, Third and E St. Typewriter and ball cap exhibits, music by Scotia Band quartets. 24. BELLA BASKETS, 311 E St. 25. STUDIO 424, 424 Third St. James Reid and Mark McKenna, photography. 25a. ORIGINS DESIGN LAB, 426 Third St. “Art in Action” Almond Blossom Arts & Crafts, an architect, a seamstress and a printmaker demonstrate screen printing; Bequin Lapwing, wet felting. 25b. SHIPWRECK, 430 Third St. Matthew Marshall, Natalie Arroyo, and Rachel Griffith, “31 Days of Portraits.” 26. CAFÉ NOONER, 409 Opera Alley. Yevonne Reynolds, colored pencil drawings; acoustic music by The Living Rooms. 26a. THE SPEAKEASY BAR, 411 Opera Alley.

26b. GALLERY WALK EVENT (formerly Cin Cin) 421 Third St. A look at the ever changing economy of Humboldt County (sponsored by SBDC, AEDC, RREDC, HCEDD, PG&E). Free brick oven pizza, baked on site. 27. HUMBOLDT BAYKEEPER, 211 E St. Cindy Noble, Humboldt Bay inspired paintings; music by Kenny Ray and the Mighty Rovers. 28. RAMONE’S, 209 E St. Crystal Thorpe and Crystal Barr, mixed media; karaoke. 28a. BOOKLEGGER, 402 Second St. The Art of the written word. 29. TRUCHAS GALLERY/LOS BAGELS, 403 Second St. Tina Gleave, silk art collection, vibrant handpainted designs on scarves, wall hangings, etc. 30. BELLE STARR, 405 Second St. Zach Krenn, illustrative work. 31. NORTH SOLES, 417 Second St. Paula Anderson, watercolors. 32. SISTERFRIENDSJEANS 108 F St. 32a. HSU FIRST STREET GALLERY, 422 First St. Kelly Allen, “Make It All True,” paintings and mixed media; Claire Joyce and Garth Johnson, “Play/ House,” mixed media. 33. BAYFRONT RESTAURANT, F St. Plaza. Richard Duning, paintings. 34. STRICTLY FOR THE BIRDS, 123 F St. Paula Anderson, watercolors. 34a. HUMBOLDT ACUPUNCTURE, 123 F St. Suite F. Chinese New Year of the Dragon Celebration: Dorje Kirsten and Gus Clark, dragon art. 35. EUREKA FABRICS, 414 Second St. Art quilts. continued on next page

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1st St 32a 19 19a 45. CODY GALLERY, 213 F St. See Old Town 32 Detail Map 34 46. OLD TOWN COFFEE Gazebo 34a Romano Gabriel and CHOCOLATES, 211 22 50 51 51b 49 20 20a 20b 29 30 31 2nd St F St. Amanda Devans, 21 18b 18a 28a 35 35a 36 36a 37 38 47 48 48a 53 54 54a 55 55a 18 Imperial 46 photography; blues by 28 39 52 Square 17b 27 26 26a 40 45 17a Jim Lahman Band. 40a 44 26b 17 Clark 40b 43a 47. OLD TOWN ANTIQUE Plaza 23 56 57 40c 43 42 16 to 58 59 to 1515 LIGHTING, Corner of 3rd St 25 25a 25b Second and F streets. 41 24 Eric Martin, “Second Sights,” experimental 33 57 photography; Celtic 4th St harp music by Howdy DOWNTOWN 1st St Emerson. 19 19a OLD 32a 10 48. HOLLYGOLIGHTLY, 8 32 TOWN 11 13 9 14 514 Second St. Floral Detail 34 5th St Gazebo 34a Romano paintings. 12a 12 7 Gabriel 22 50 51 51b 49 20 20a 20b 29 30 31 48a. OBERON GRILL, 516 21 18b 18a 28a 35 35a 36 36a 37 38 47 48 48a 53 54 54a 55 55a Second St. Perma18 5 6 Imperial 46 28 39 52 Square 17b nent display: Historic 27 26 26a 40 45 17a 44 to A St 6th 40a photographs of Old 26b 3b 17 4 Clark 40b 43a Plaza Eureka from Historical 3a 16 23 56 40c 43 42 3 to 1515 3rd St Society. 25 25a 25b Morris Graves 2 49. LINEN CLOSET, 127 Museum 41 24 F St. Amy Lou, bags; 0 500 ft 7th St 1 Robert Frank, photo© NORTH COAST JOURNAL/Miles Eggelston 57 graphic prints; Ashley 4th St 53. BUHNE ART STUDIOS, 207 Menza, earrings. G St. (Second Floor): Studio 50. TESORI, 527 Second St. Michelle Elizabeth, 106. Yuma Lynch, mixed mephotography, Lauren Katz, animation art, and 10 8 dia and landscape paintings; Ashley Sutherland, seascapes. 11 13 9 14 Studio 120 David Steinhardt, 51. HIMALYAN RUG TRADER, 529 Second St. 5th St “Ceiling Murals,” acrylics 12a 12 51b. LUCIDITY, 531 Second St. Ryan Johnson, pho7 on canvas; Studio 206 Rob tographer, large framed and smaller prints. Hampson, oils, featuring 52. PLAZA DESIGN, 211 G St. Joan Katri, acrylic 5 6 smaller pieces. landscapes and interiors; music by North 54. PARASOL ARTS, to612A Second Coast Recorders. 6th St 3b 4 St. Live piano music. 3a 3 54a. PIANTE, 620 Second St. C. Morris R. Spicer, 50 new paintings. Graves 2 Museum 55. DELIGHTFUL EYE PHOTOG0 500 ft St 7th RAPHY, 622 Second St. 1 © NORTH COAST JOURNAL/Miles Eggelston Scott and Jennifer Wilson, landscape, portraits and weddings photography. 55a. SMUG’S PIZZA, 626 Second St. Brandon Garland, pen and ink. 56. AVALON, Third & G streets. 57. STUDIO S , 717 Third St. Multiple artists, “Florals.” 58. BIGFOOT COMPUTERS AND PHOTOGRAPHY TOO, 905 Third St. Photos. 59. HIDDEN ALLEY BARBER “Where the Light Falls” is the fitting tile for a show of works by SHOP, 509 J St. Suite 8. Frances Kuta. She delights in transforming whatever subject she Louise Bacon-Ogden, paintpaints with keen observations of the transcendent beauty of ings and drawings, black on light. Kuta’s body of work will grace the Morris Graves Museum’s ink paper. ● Floyd Bettiga Gallery from Arts Alive! night through Feb. 26. C St

35a. THE LITTLE SHOP OF HERS, 416 Second St. Britta Knutsen, “Upcycled, Wearable Art Pieces;” music by Deerbones. 36. YARN 418 Second St. Annie Claire, local, naturally dyed yarn. 36a. EUREKA BOOKS, 426 Second St. The usual antiquarian books. 37. SHORELINES GALLERY, 434 Second St. Rollin Karg, new glasswork. 38. MANY HANDS GALLERY, 438 Second St. Lunel Haysmer, assemblage art, Phil Haysmer, redwood art. 39. TALISMAN BEADS, 214 F St. 40. SASAFRASS, 226 F St. 40a. ALIROSE, 229 F St. Justine Levy, jewelry artist. 40b. THE WINE SPOT, 234 F St. Howard Rutherford, “Honor Flight: A Tribute to U.S. Air Force Aircraft,” oil paintings; music by 4 For Jazz. 40c. RITZ BUILDING 240 F St. Fortuna High Travel Club, fundraiser; wood fired pizza, beverages, and live music. 41. OLD TOWN JEWELERS, 311 F St. Greg Smith, photography. 42. DANNILYNN’S SHOE BOUTIQUE, 527 Third St. 43. DISCOVERY MUSEUM, Corner of F and Third streets. Kids Alive Program drop off 5:30-8:00; call for reservations 443-9694. 43a. OLD TOWN ART GALLERY, 233 F St. The Studio artists Allen Cassidy, Elisabeth Kordes, Brian Price and Ken Waldvogel, “Visionary,” drawings, paintings and sculptures. 44. BON BONIERE, 215 F St. “PEACE,” local scenes in watercolor; music by Dale Winget.

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Do People Still Want Albums?

The Brothers Comatose answer, plus a Tuesday roots explosion, ALO, Groundation and “world” music By Bob Doran

bobdoran@northcoastjournal.com The Brothers Comatose really are brothers, well, two of them anyway. In the beginning, the self-described “raucous and rowdy” stringband from San Francisco was Ben and Alex Morrison, a couple of Petaluma boys who grew up in a folky household. “Our dad had guitars, so we’d always played guitars, then one of my mom’s friends left a banjo behind,” Ben recalled. “Alex was maybe 13 at the time. He took to the banjo.” A friend at school, Gio Benedetti, played bass and joined the stringy fun. “That was when things took a left turn and we started down that road. We spent a lot of time fooling around, jamming before we got a band together,” Ben continued. Fast-forward about a decade and a half and the bros are still picking out tunes with Gio, with a fiddle and mandolin added to the mix. You might have heard them at last summer’s Jefferson State Old Time Review at the Playhouse or some other local show. That’s where

I picked up Songs from the Stoop, a nice set of tunes put together while the brothers were living in a Victorian on Haight Street. A second CD is almost done with a bunch of songs about life on the road — the band is on the road a lot. While they’ve already put a lot of time and money into recording, last week the Brothers posed a question to fans who follow them via Twitter and Facebook: “Do people want albums from bands anymore, or would you rather just have songs come out as they’re written and recorded … like a more constant stream?” The response was almost unanimous: “Yes! We want albums!” even if many will simply transfer the music to a computer. “We have such a constant stream of information in our culture today,” said Ben. “Some people check Facebook and Twitter every 10 minutes. Some bands wait a long time between albums and people maybe forget about them until there’s something new. We’ve had these

songs for a while, but you have to wait until you have enough, and it takes time to record them and mix them and press them, and it all costs money, just so people can put the songs on their iPod. We like the old school approach — we’re all record collectors and we like the aesthetic beauty of a tangible object — but at the same time, maybe people want something new every month or two from their favorite band. I’m still torn.” And since there’s already much invested in the as-yet-untitled new album, the bros are pushing forward. But first the Brothers C are hitting the road. The band plays Humboldt Brews Friday with Portland’s Water Tower Bucket Boys sharing the bill. Be sure to stop at that merch table. They call it “stormy Monday,” well this coming Tuesday could be dubbed rootsy Tuesday. Laid-back Americana guitar slinger Jackie Greene (who looks more and more like Dylan as time passes) straddles the blues, folk and jam scenes. His most recent disc, Till the Light Comes, was produced in part by Tim Bluhm of The Mother Hips. Jackie hits HumBrews with like-minded Boston-based singer/songwriter Jabe Beyer. Meanwhile at the Van Duzer next-gen blues queen Ruthie Foster brings her Soul Salvation Tour to town with Paul Thorn, an alt. Americana songwriter out of Tupelo, Miss. Same Tuesday, the Jambalaya has Brownchicken Browncow Stringband, an old time quartet from the hills of West Virginia that includes brothers Xander and Orion Hitzig. That cool new Old Town joint The Speakeasy calls it “Bluesy Tuesday,” which means music by guitarist Deorin and trumpet player Brandon. The duo also plays there on Friday, and on Monday, it’s your chance to experience that burly-cue stuff you read about in Jada’s story last week: The sexy ladies of Va Va Voom are doing their thing in the intimate bar. SoCal beachrockers Animal Liberation Orchestra, aka ALO, typically hit the road in February for a “Tour d’Amour” lovefest (this in No. 6). The band returns to Arcata Sunday to play HumBrews, bringing along Nicki Bluhm and The Gramblers, a rootsy country soul outfit from S.F. featuring sweet vocals by Nicki, who just happens to be married to the above-mentioned Tim Bluhm (he’s one of The Gramblers). The tour is a benefit for the nonprofit Music in School Today, whose name is self-explanatory. Also in the roots vein: a Thursday show at HumBrews with Dead Winter Carpenters, a folky “roots-infused” Americana five-piece from “the shores of Lake Tahoe” with fiddler/ vocalist/songwriter Jenni Charles out front. And there’s hot blues guitarist John Nemeth, returning to the Riverwood Saturday night. The Riverwood is also bringing back Canadian country swingers Petunia and The Vipers for a Wednesday show (Feb. 8), led by a very cool yodeling frontman Petunia (that’s right a dude). Lotza reggae this week: On Thursday ex-locals Synrgy celebrate the release of an

eponymous CD at the Jambalaya. While the roots reggae band formed in Arcata, the guys have since relocated to Ashland, which does not strike me as a reggae hotbed. (What do I know?) Another reggae outfit opens: Arcata’s Mighty Redwood Ambassadors, with special guest Madi Simmons on vocals and percussion. Same Thursday at the Arcata Theater Lounge, Bonus brings in another Jamaican conscious reggae/dancehall show, this one featuring two Rasta singers: Chuck Fenda, aka “Poor People Defender,” and the equally talented I-Wayne, both backed by IKronik.   Still more roots reggae Saturday as Groundation brings its 12th annual Bob Marley tribute tour to the Mateel. Formed years ago as part of a reggae history class at Sonoma State, the band is still led by reggae historian/guitarist Harrison Stafford. Vidagua and DJ Jacques open. Extra added bonus: Before the concert proper, Harrison is screening his recently completed documentary Holding on to Jah: The Genesis of a Revolution, an examination of, you guessed it, roots reggae and the Rastafarian movement, “as told by the musician and people who brought it to the world.” And if you can’t make it down to Redway, there’s always Jambalaya’s “Culture Clash” Saturday with DJ Gabe Pressure spinning reggae and world music. For another take on “world” music, you have Friday night’s “World Dance Party” at Redwood Raks, which as far as I can tell is a rebranding of the Humboldt Folkdancers’ old “First Friday” international folkdance party with plenty of Balkan dances and live music by Chubritza and Musaic. It starts with lessons at 7 p.m. for the uninitiated (the dances are relatively easy) with dancing at 8. Meanwhile, same Friday at the Jambalaya, it’s “world” music from Africa, with Lagos Roots Afrobeat Ensemble, a throbbing 15-piece band from Berkeley featuring members of Fela Kuti’s Afrika 70, Sonny Okosun’s Ozziddi and other historic world beat outfits. Yes! Guitarist Tom Toohey‘s Bon Swing has a busy Friday planned with an early (6-9 p.m.) gig playing Django-esque jazz at Libation followed immediately by more of the same at Cafe Mokka. Saturday at Libation it’s Djalopy, a gypsy jazz duo with a couple of members of Absynth Q. Saturday and Sunday the Jam goes electro, first with a World Famous blast Saturday, a showcase for producers from the Dutch Rwina Records label featuring NastyNasty from San Jose and two Dutch artists, Krampfhaft and Rwina label founder Akkachar. Sunday it’s the usual Deep Groove Society Sundaze. Awesome double bill coming to the Depot April 18, featuring “The Queen of Rockabilly,” Wanda Jackson, whose long career got a major boost recently when she did a record with Jack White. Wanda is touring with Portland’s Sallie Ford and the Sound Outside, a band with a strong local following. Tickets go on sale Monday. Yes, this will sell out. My guess is, quickly. ●

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

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Breakfast from 8am lunch and dinner every day TGIF Acoustic Open Stage 6-9pm

Indianola (rock), Big Days of Tundra (Macktown spazz-core) 10:30pm $5

ALL DOGS BISCUIT BAKERY 2910 E St. ARCATA COMMUNITY CENTER

Swing Dance Party 7:30pm $10

ARCATA PLAYHOUSE 1251 9th St. ARCATA THEATRE LOUNGE 1036 G St. Info line: 822-1220

Martyn Joseph (folk) 8pm $15/$13 Chuck Fenda & I Wayne Doors at 10pm $23 21+

ARKLEY CENTER Eureka 442-1956 BEAR RIVER CASINO 733-9644 11 Bear Paws Way, Loleta BLONDIES Arcata 822-3453 BLUE LAKE CASINO 668-9770 777 Casino Way, Blue Lake THE BRIDGE Fernbridge 725-2190

Karaoke w/ Chris Clay 8pm

Cry-Baby (1990) Doors 7:30pm $5 Rated PG-13

Princess Mononoke (1997) Doors 7:30pm $5 Rated PG-13

Eureka Symphony Concert 8pm

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Dr. Squid (dance rock) no cover 9pm

Vintage Soul (R&B) no cover 9pm

Open Mic 7pm Karaoke w/ KJ Leonard 8pm

Batmans Friends (alt/punk) 7:30pm The McBride Brothers (rock ‘n’ roll) no cover 9pm

Hot Rods Band (rock ‘n’ roll) no cover 9pm

Karaoke 8pm Bon Swing (gypsy guitar) 9pm

CAFE MOKKA Arcata 822-2228 CAFE VERITAS 180 Westwood, Arcata CENTRAL STATION McKinleyville

DJ Thirsty Thursday 9pm

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

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

CLAM BEACH INN McKinleyville

Kindred Spirits (bluegrass) 9pm

EUREKA INN 518 7th St.

The Tumbleweeds (cowboy) 6-8pm

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Jim Lahman Band w/Ron Perry (blues) no cover 9pm

The McBride Brothers (rock ‘n’ roll) no cover 9pm

Blues Jam 8pm

Weather Machine (jazz) 9pm

EUREKA THEATER 612 F St. FIELDBROOK MARKET Fieldbrook HEY JUAN! BURRITOS 1642 1/2 G St. Arcata HUMBOLDT BREWS 826-2739 856 10th St. Arcata HUMBOLDT STATE UNIVERSITY JAMBALAYA 822-4766 Arcata LIBATION 825-7596 761 8th St. Arcata LIL’ RED LION 444-1344 1506 5th St Eureka MAD RIVER BREWERY 668-5680 101 Taylor Way Blue Lake MATEEL COMMUNITY CENTER NOCTURNUM Eureka

Sierra Rose Band (folk rock) 7-9pm Death Metal Thursday (DMT): 4:30-10 pm Distracting the cook AND Happy Hour until Close! will only prolong the hunger The Dead Winter Carpenters The Brothers Comatose, Water Tower (roots rock) 9:30pm $10 Bucket Boys 9:30pm $10

Happy Hour All Day! Culture Clash (Jamaican/ world music night) 9pm $5

Synrgy (reggae) 9pm

Lagos Afrobeat Ensemble 9pm

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Located in beautiful Old Town Eureka DJ Jsun (dance music) 9pm-midnight Thirsty Thursday

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Arts Alive w/ Jsun (dance music) 10pm

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Rappin 4-Tay and Freejack 9pm $12

The Features (psych rock) 10pm $7

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Tasting Room open Saturdays 12-11pm

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The art of winemaking

Seabury Gould (Celtic) 7-10pm no cover

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Chris Parreira (acoustic) 7pm

SILVER LINING 3561 Boeing Ave., McK SIX RIVERS BREWERY Central Ave. McK. 839-7580

Jim Lahman Band (blues) 9pm

Silent Giants (local rock) 9pm

Speakeasy Saints (R&B) 9pm

THE SPEAKEASY 444-2244 411 Opera Alley, Eureka

Sangria and Snacks 4-6:30

Brandon and Deorin (guitar/trumpet blues duo) 7pm

Chief (blues) for Arts Alive! 6-9pm

Shabbat Shira 10am

TEMPLE BETH EL Hodgson St., Eureka TOBY & JACKS Arcata Plaza THE WINE SPOT Eureka

DJ 10pm Josephine Johnson 6-9pm

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Synyrgy celebrate the release of their eponymous CD at the Jambalaya on Thursday

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tues 2/7

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Hella Gay Dance Party w/ DJ Anya 11pm $3

sun 2/5

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Irish Pub Wednesdays: with $2 wells Les Craig (folkie) 11:30am

NFL Superbowl Doors at 3pm All ages

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UPCOMING: Ras Shiloh, Khari Kill Tuesday, February 14!

Science Fiction Pint & Pizza Night ft. Ed Wood films 6-10pm

Sunday Brunch Buffet

One free scratch card every Monday for $25,000 Money Madness

Rio Dell Elementary School Benefit Poker Tournament 6:30pm

Prime Rib Buffet 5pm

Win a 32-inch TV during Monday Night Football Open Mic Night 6pm

Fat Tire Tuesdays $2.00 Fat Tire Pints Open Jam 6pm

Wild Wing Wednesday w/ 25¢ wings

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

8-Ball Tournaments at 8pm Gin & Guitar Stan (country) 5-7pm

Karaoke with Chris Clay 8pm

Free Pool and $3 Wells

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

Mimosa Mondays $3.00 pints of Mimosas all day long!

Weensday: all Ween from 4:30-10pm AND 10% off your order!

ALO, Nicki Bluhm & The Gramblers 8pm $18/$15

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Fish Taco Tuesdays $3.50 for one $7.00 for two Jackie Greene (American rock) 9pm $20

Quiz Night 7pm Karaoke w/ KJ Leonard 8pm

Open Mic 6pm

UPCOMING: The Coup Feb. 14

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Brownchicken Browncow Stringband

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Chili Beer on tap

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Wine Bar overlooking the Arcata Plaza

The other Red Lion Have a beer in Sunny Blue Lake

Whomp Whomp Wednesday 9pm Rude Lion Sound (reggae) 8pm www.oldtowncoffeeeureka.com

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Closed www.pearlloungeeureka.com

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Voted “Best Coffeehouse” by you, the readers of the North Coast Journal! Tequila Tuesdays muchas variedades

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Monday Night Football $1 hot dogs

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Open mic w/ Mike Anderson (music/spoken) 6:30pm www.pearlloungeeureka.com

BON SWING! GYPSY JAZZ

Fri., Feb. 3, 6-9 p.m. • no cover

DJALOPY, ABSYNTH DUO

Sat., Feb. 4, 6-9 p.m. • no cover

VALENTINE’S DAY SPECIAL

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Ruthie Foster Soul Salvation 8pm $35 Sundaze: Deep Groove Society 9pm

Beer Pong. Jason/Justin Open Jam Night

Anti-Super Bowl Party 2pm

Happy Day! Happy hour all day!

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Break Dancing with Rex 5-7pm

Tasting Room open Mon-Thu 4-10pm Swing Dance Night 7:30-10:30pm

Argentine Tango, Intermediate: 7:15pm Beginners: 8:15pm

Hoop Dance w/ Nicole 5:30-7pm

Chief (blues) 6-9pm

Spoken Word Night open mic, no music. 8-10pm

Game Night BYOG! 6-10pm

Petunia and the Vipers (hillbilly) 9pm Salsa Night! $5 lesson 7-8pm, dancing 8-11pm

DJ MXMSTR KRSHN2N 10pm Karaoke 8pm Jimi Jeff Open Jam 8pm

Lunchbox’s Karaoke 8pm w/ sushi specials

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Chris Parreira (acoustic) 9pm

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Va Va Voom (burlesque 7-8pm)

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THE EUREKA SYMPHONY WINTER CONCERT ON FRIDAY AND SATURDAY AT THE ARKLEY CENTER FEATURES “CONCERTO FOR TUBA” BY RALPH VAUGHAN WILLIAMS WITH FRED TEMPAS ON TUBA. HOWARD HANSON’S “SYMPHONY NO. 6” AND “OVERTURE IN C” BY FANNY MENDELSSOHN (FELIX’S BIG SISTER) ARE ALSO ON THE PROGRAM. TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE PIECES, COME EARLY (7 P.M.) FOR THE CONCERT INTRODUCTION BY JOHN CHERNOFF.

2 thursday THEATER

Commedia: Unleashed. 8 p.m. Dell’Arte Carlo Theatre, 131 H St., Blue Lake. Physical celebration of rhythm, attitude and improvisational madness. Pay what you can. dellarte. com. 668-5663.

ART

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. 362-9392.

MOVIES

First Thursday Film Night: More Than a Month. 6-7:30 p.m. Morris Graves Museum of Art, 636 F St., Eureka. Film about a tongue-in-cheek, cross-country campaign to end Black History Month. 442-0278.

MEETINGS

Humboldt County Human Rights Commission. 5 p.m. Humboldt County Courthouse, 825 Fifth St., Eureka, Conference Room A. Commissioners discuss homelessness in the county and the need for public restrooms among other things. 268-2548. SoHum Label GMOs Group. 5-6:30 p.m. Calico’s Cafe, 808 Redwood Drive, Garberville. Help gather signatures to get the 2012 GMO Mandatory Labeling Initiative on the ballot. 986-7469.

THE SONOMA-BASED ROOTS REGGAE BAND GROUNDATION BRINGS ITS 12TH ANNUAL TRIBUTE TO BOB MARLEY TOUR TO THE MATEEL SATURDAY NIGHT WITH VIDAGUA AND DJ JACQUES OPENING. PRIOR TO THE CONCERT, GROUNDATION GUITARIST/ FOUNDER HARRISON STAFFORD WILL SCREEN HOLDING ON TO JAH, A DOCUMENTARY HE MADE WITH FILMMAKER ROGER HALL ON REGGAE ROOTS AND RASTAFARI.

3 friday THEATER

Any One Of Us. 7 p.m. Native Forum, HSU. Eve Ensler’s critically acclaimed play focuses on the triumphs and tribulations of women in the justice system. All proceeds go to North Coast Rape Crisis Team and The Prison University Project. Part of V-Day proceedings. $10. areasontolisten@gmail.com. Laughter On The 23rd Floor. 8 p.m. North Coast Repertory Theatre, 300 Fifth St., Eureka. NCRT presents the comedy by Neil Simon. $15/$12 students and seniors. ncrt.net. 442-6278. Commedia: Unleashed. 8 p.m. Dell’Arte Carlo Theatre. See Feb. 2 listing.

MUSIC

Shabbat Shira. 10 a.m. Temple Beth El, Hodgson and T streets, Eureka. The Sabbath of Song: a musical program led by Rabbi Naomi Steinberg with soloists Bel Ami Margoles and Berel Steinberg accompanied by pianist Jerryl Lynn Rubin and violinist Marnin Robbins. 444-2846. Eureka Symphony Winter Concert. 8 p.m. Arkley Center for the Performing Arts, 412 G St., Eureka. Performing Fanny Mendelssohn’s stirring”Overture in C,” Howard Hanson’s “Symphony #6” and “Concerto for Tuba” by Ralph Vaughan Williams with Fred Tempas on tuba. $32/$19 general. www.arkleycenter.com. 442-1956.

FIRST-YEAR STUDENTS OF THE DELL’ARTE INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL OF PHYSICAL THEATRE PRESENT COMMEDIA: UNLEASHED!, A COLLECTION OF TALES FEATURING A COLLECTION OF MASKED CHARACTERS: LOVERS, MOTHERS, CHARLATANS, THIEVES, POSERS, ZANIES, BRAGGARTS AND WINDBAGS. THE SHOW RUNS THURSDAY THROUGH SATURDAY IN THE CARLO THEATRE IN BLUE LAKE. ADMISSION IS ON A “PAY-WHAT-YOU-CAN” BASIS. (BE GENEROUS.) ADVANCE RESERVATIONS ARE ENCOURAGED.

THEATER

DANCE

World Dance Party. 7-11 p.m. Redwood Raks World Dance Studio, 824 L St., Arcata. Begins with lessons, then moves to dancing to music by Chubritza and Musaic. $5. humboldtfolkdancers.org. 822-8045. SpiritDance. 7:30 p.m. Om Shala Yoga Center, 858 10th St., Arcata. Ecstatic dance as spiritual practice. $15. 808269-2181.

4 saturday EVENTS

Arts Alive! 6-9 p.m. In and around Old Town, Eureka. Monthly celebration includes food, music and incredible art. 442-9054. Fuente Nueva’s Third Annual Fiesta Ball Gala Benefit. 6 p.m. Portuguese Hall, 1185 11th St., Arcata. Music by Huayllipacha and West African Dance and Drum Collective. Food by Brett Schuler. Silent auction and raffle. Proceeds benefit Fuente Nueva Charter School. $40. fuente.carnival@gmail.com. 825-9682. The Great Escape. 6 p.m. The Lodge on the Hill, 445 Herrick Ave., Eureka. Night of festive food, drink, games, live and silent auction with a “Costa Rica” theme. Proceeds benefit Cutten Ridgewood Student Foundation. $40/$75 couple. 499-8481.

Any One Of Us. 7 p.m. Native Forum, HSU. See Feb. 3 listing. Commedia: Unleashed. 8 p.m. Dell’Arte Carlo Theatre. See Feb. 2 listing. Laughter On The 23rd Floor. 8 p.m. North Coast Rep. See Feb. 3 listing.

MUSIC

Martyn Joseph. 8 p.m. Arcata Playhouse, 1251 Ninth St. Welsh singer/songwriter performs. Sponsored by Humboldt Folklife Society. $15/$13 HFS members. 822-1575. Groundation. 8:30 p.m.-1 a.m. Mateel Community Center, 59 Rusk Lane, Redway. Reggae band performs sets of Bob Marley hits and lesser known gems. Vidagua and DJ Jacques open. $30/$25 adv. /www.facebook.com/ events/244331118956901. 825-8796. Eureka Symphony Winter Concert. 8 p.m. Arkley Center for the Performing Arts. See Feb. 3 listing.

DANCE

Swing Dance Party. 7:30-11 p.m. Arcata Community Center, 321 Community Parkway. Bruce Hart’s 13th annual 50th birthday swing dance party and potluck featuring the band Swing Set with Donna Landry. Proceeds benefit Fieldbrook School’s 7th/8th grade marine biology field trip. $10. 839-1792.

MOVIES

Holding on to Jah. 6-8 p.m. Mateel Community Center, 59 Rusk Lane, Redway. Screening the Harrison Stafford and

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Making Sense of It AllJoseph

a talk with Welsh songwriter Martyn The songwriter/ guitarist Martyn Joseph is not exactly a household name, not here in the states anyway, although he’s well known in Wales, where he’s from, and has a strong following throughout the British Isles and in Canada. He flew in from his home in Cardiff, Wales, last week; we caught up with him in Kentucky, where he’d stopped off to visit old friends and play an informal house concert. This week he’s working his way down the West Coast playing concerts, including one on Saturday at the Arcata Playhouse. Joseph has been playing music professionally for almost 30 years; 20 years ago he was signed to a major label, touring with big name acts like Art Garfunkel, Suzanne Vega, even Celine Dion, but that didn’t last long. His style of folk, with many of his songs touching on heavy social and political issues, is not so easy to market, and he wasn’t ready to shift gears to sell more records. “I’ve never been very good at writing ‘relationship’ songs,” he said. “In fact, when I was signed to Sony in the early ’90s, and they were trying to cross me over to a wider audience, they would often say, ‘If you could lighten up, we might sell a few CDs or albums; if you could write one of those love-you-baby, want-you-baby songs.’ It’s not that I don’t care about relationships, of course I do, but I’ve always found myself drawn to bigger themes as such. We need a world where we can have relationships, a world where there’s equality, where

there’s justice and compassion and all the rest.” As he matured as a songwriter, that feeling only grew stronger. “The guitar has given me opportunities to travel and to see things I might not have experienced other than on a television,” he said. “When you actually go to the Third World and you sit with people in situations that are quite extreme compared to what we’re used to, that really does have you reaching for the guitar. You’re trying to make sense of it all. You realize, this is not right and you write about it, and therefore you become known as a political singer. It’s just an extension of being human, being alive and wanting a fair shot for everybody, not just some of us.” Not that all of his work is political, he can write an introspective song with the best of them. “For me, the guitar is sort of a cheap psychiatrist, so even if I was not paid to do what I do, I’d still be writing songs,” he said. “The job of the songwriter, or the artist, or the poet, is to try to make sense of our lives, and process it, articulate it in some way… to somehow make the listener or the viewer feel like they’re not alone in the world, to articulate what it means to be a human being living on this planet. That’s a pretty big thing to do, but I think that’s what I’m trying to do with this work: to make sense of my own life and in doing so, hopefully help make sense of other people’s lives as well.” Martyn Joseph brings his songs and stories to the Arcata Playhouse (1251 Ninth St.) on Saturday, Feb. 4 at 8 p.m., a concert presented by the Playhouse in association with the Humboldt Folklife Society. Tickets are $15, $13 for HFS and Playhouse members. For further details call 822-1575. —Bob Doran Roger Hall’s documentary film about reggae and Rasta shown prior to Groundation’s Bob Marley tribute show. $10. kylestasse@aol.com. 825-8796.

SPORTS $10 Donation, $25/family

At The

Trinidad to Clam Beach Run. 9 a.m. Register Saturday at Trinidad Town Hall. 8.75 & 3 mile races start at 12 noon, 5.75

OUTDOORS

Audubon Society Marsh Field Trip. 8:30 a.m. Meet at parking lot at end of South I Street. Rob Fowler leads birding trip; bring binoculars. Rain or shine. 442-9353. Trail Stewards Orientation/Work Day. 9-11 a.m. Meet at Hiller Park. Pick up litter, remove graffiti, and pull ivy. Dress for work. sbecker@reninet.com. 826-0163. Little River State Beach Restoration. 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Meet off the Highway 101 Crannell Exit. Remove European beachgrass. Gloves, tools and cookies provided. friendsofthedunes.org. 444-1397. Open Gardens. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Humboldt Botanical Gardens, College of the Redwoods, Eureka. Roam the 44-acre fully fenced property. $5. www.hbgf.org. 442-5139. Lanphere Dunes Guided Walk. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Meet at Pacific Union School. Tour Lanphere Dunes with a trained naturalist. 444-1397. Friends of the Marsh Tour. 2 p.m. Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary Interpretive Center, 600 S. G St. Rich Ridenour leads 90-minute walk focusing on marsh birds and plants. 826-2359.

MEETINGS

AAUW. 9:30 a.m. Fortuna Monday Club, 610 Main St. Daniela Mineva speaks to American Association of University Women. $15/$3 w/ potluck dish. 443-1291.

FOR KIDS

Baby Sign Workshop. 11:30 a.m. Humboldt County Library, 1313 Third St., Eureka. Make signs that parents and their young children can use as you have fun together. 269-1910. KEET’s Kids Club. Noon-2 p.m. Morris Graves Museum of Art, 636 F St., Eureka. Workshop for children, families, and childcare providers includes segment of PBS Kid’s programming, reading short stories and art activities. Each family receives the book The Biggest Valentine Ever. 442-0278. Teen Art Day. 3-5 p.m. Dream Quest Teen and Youth Center, 100 Country Club Drive, Willow Creek. Local artist Bethsheba Goldstien introduces teens to new artistic mediums. 530-629-3564.

5 sunday EVENTS

Sweetheart’s Breakfast. 8-11 a.m. Freshwater Grange, 49 Grange Road, Eureka. Pancakes, eggs and cheese. $5/$3

kids. 442-7107.

THEATER

Laughter On The 23rd Floor. 2 p.m. North Coast Rep. Matinee. See Feb. 3 listing.

MUSIC

Honors Recital. 2 p.m. Fulkerson Recital Hall, HSU. Student soloists in voice, piano, guitar, percussion, vibraphone and oboe perform music from Beethoven to gypsy jazz. 826-3928.

OUTDOORS

Manila Dunes Guided Walk. 3-5 p.m. Manila Community Center, 1611 Peninsula Drive, Arcata. Two-hour hike explores dune, forest and beach habitats, concluding on the beach to enjoy the low tide and setting sun. 444-1397.

ETC.

Flea Market. 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Redwood Acres Fairground, 3750 Harris St., Eureka. Lots o’ stuff! $0.50. 822-5292. Redwood Coast Scrabble Club. 1-5 p.m. Arcata Community Center, 321 Community Parkway. Face to face fun with words. 677-9242.

6 monday DANCE

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

MEETINGS

NorCAN Board Leadership Roundtable. Noon-1:30 p.m. Humboldt Area Foundation, 373 Indianola Road, Bayside. With Byrd Lochtie. www.northerncalifornianonprofits.org. 442-2993.

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MUSIC

Ruthie Foster Soul Salvation Tour. 8 p.m. Van Duzer Theatre, HSU. Featuring Ruthie Foster Band and Paul Thorn blending blues, rock, gospel, folk, R&B and country music. $35/$15 HSU students. humboldt.edu/centerarts. 826-3928. Humboldt Folklife Society Group Sing Along. 7-9 p.m. Arcata Community Center, 321 Community Parkway. Joel Sonenshein leads. 839-7063.

Hunan, Szechuan, Peking, Cantonese & Asian Cooking Beer & Wine Lunch & Dinner 7 Days a Week

Arcata Community Center

Proceeds to benefit Fieldbrook School’s 7th & 8th Grade Marine Biology Field Trip For more info please contact Bruce or Carey Hart

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8 wednesday THEATER

Venus. 7:30 p.m. Gist Hall Theater, HSU. Play by Pulitzer Prize winner Suzan-Lori Parks, loosely based on the life of an African woman displayed as a “wild female jungle creature” in England and France. $10/$8. HSUStage. blogspot.com. 826-3928.

ETC.

Eureka Building Performance Contractor Workshop. 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Redwood Coast Energy Authority, 517 Fifth St., Eureka. Free workshop covers important aspects of any home performance project. redwoodenergy.org. 269-1700. Living/Drinking Liberally. 6-8 p.m. Angelo’s Pizza Parlor, 215 West Seventh St., Eureka. Civil discussion on progressive issues … and drinking. eureka@drinkingliberally.org. 805-886-2698. Eureka Mindfulness Group. 7:15 p.m. First Christian Church Eureka, 730 K St. Led by Cindee Grace. Topic: “Facing Uncertainty.” Free-will donation. Fragrance free, please. 269-7044.

9 thursday THEATER

Venus. 7:30 p.m. Gist Hall Theater. See Feb. 8 listing.

ART

Figure Drawing Group. 7-9 p.m. Cheri Blackerby Gallery. See Feb. 2 listing.

Heads Up…

AA CA$H AA CHECK

Are you young? Can you write? KEET’s annual storybook competition encourages children pre-kindergarten through fourth grade in Humboldt, Del Norte and Trinity counties to engage in the power of storytelling by creating and submitting their original stories and illustrations. Deadline for entries is March 15 and the winning stories will be produced for broadcast on KEET-13 HD in June 2012. Call Jackie Hamilton at 496-6712 or e-mail jhamilton@ keet-tv.org. Or can you just write? College of the Redwoods’ literary magazine Poets & Writers is currently accepting submissions of original poetry and fiction from community members. Entries accepted through March 28 and should be emailed to david-holper@redwoods.edu. Put a Bird on It! Friends of the Arcata Marsh and Redwood Region Audubon Society are co-sponsoring a Student Bird Art Contest in conjunction with Godwit Days. Over $500 in prizes will be awarded to Humboldt County students from kindergarten through high school who submit a drawing of one of 40 suggested species of birds. Check out rras.org or email sueleskiw@suddenlink. net for more info. ●

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From Freud’s method to speedboats, wolves and a ledge, it’s a perilous week By John J. Bennett and Devan King filmland@northcoastjournal.com

Reviews

A DANGEROUS METHOD. It may seem strange for director David Cronenberg to follow the blood-drenched noir of A History of Violence (2005) and Eastern Promises (2007) with a fictionalized drama about Carl Jung and Sigmund Freud. But upon further analysis (pun intended) it makes a lot of sense. After all, Cronenberg has built a career exploring the psychology of sex and death. While A Dangerous Method lacks some of his trademarks — ultra-violence in his recent work, gross-out science in early stuff like Videodrome and The Fly — it still bears his unmistakable touch. The cinematography and set design are gorgeous and meticulous; the camera moves are slow and deliberate; and the brutality of the human psyche takes center stage. The story centers around Jung (Michael Fassbender) and the long-term relationship he establishes with an especially disturbed patient named Sabina Spielrein (Keira Knightley), whom he treats with Freud’s then-explosively controversial talk-therapy method. As the therapy progresses — along with their sexual relationship — Spielrein pursues a psychiatric career of her own. She also becomes the catalyst for a growing rift between Jung and his mentor/surrogate father, Freud (Viggo Mortensen). Cronenberg always demands specific performances from his cast. Fassbender and Mortensen are models of pacing and restraint. At first I wasn’t so sure about Knightley’s performance; her early scenes, with their slavering, jaw-jutting madness, seemed a little over the top. But she soon convinced me, and ultimately her portrayal of a hyper-intelligent woman transcending mental

illness carries the film. R. 99m. Ends Thursday at the Broadway. THE DESCENDANTS is a well-observed, expertly crafted movie about love, infidelity and loss, but I’m not sure it adds anything new to the discussion. Alexander Payne has made a name for himself as one of contemporary American cinema’s auteurs. I won’t say this reputation is unearned, exactly, but something about his movies doesn’t hit home with me. His ability to draw out great performances from actors is formidable, and his sense of story is strong. For whatever reason, though, I don’t find his voice all that distinct or powerful. I love Election (1999), but I lost the thread somewhere around Sideways (2004). The Descendants is about Matt King (George Clooney), a Hawaiian attorney whose family lineage goes back to King Kamehameha. With his wife in a coma following a speedboat accident, King learns that she’d been having an affair. His teenage daughter is a bit of a train wreck, and he has a hard time relating to his 10-year-old. Plus, he’s the sole trustee of his family’s estate, a vast tract of undeveloped land on the island of Kauai, and he’s responsible for the dispensation of this valuable land. He’s a nice guy with way too much on his plate. The performances across the board are excellent, and Clooney is especially good. I have to credit Payne for making Hawaii a character without overemphasizing it. If I put my cynicism aside for a minute, I have to admit The Descendants is entirely successful at what it sets out to do. R. 115m. At the Minor and Fortuna. —John J. Bennett

FILMLAND

THE GREY. Based on Joe Carnahan’s previous films (including Smokin’ Aces and The A-Team), The Grey comes with a promise of extreme action, fast-paced destruction and glitzy explosions. Though no less excitingly destructive than Carnahan’s previous films, The Grey has an artistic edge not seen in his work for quite some time. Shot with a superfluous wash, the visual tone is faded and, well, grey. This symbolism is unnecessary, as are most of the other techniques Carnahan uses. The hand-held camerawork stands out as the only artistic touch that works. The rest (foreshadowing, flashbacks, interior monologue, etc.) come across as thin and bothersome. What’s to foreshadow? We’re fully aware of every character’s impending doom. As for the flashbacks and interior monologue, their only redeeming quality (slight as it is) is hearing Liam Neeson’s voice. His character, a brooding giant named Ottway, is pushed to the edge of suicide by the morbidity of his job (killing wolves for oil companies) and the harsh Alaskan climate. Following a predictable plane crash, Ottway must lead the survivors through the wilderness to safety. Largely ignoring such risks as frostbite, hypothermia and snow blindness, the film focuses on the threat posed by bloodthirsty wolves. Which is fun while it lasts: There’s nothing quite like watching people get offed, one by one. So Carnahan’s decision to replace peril with earnest drama is unfortunate. When it comes to survival films, always go with loss of a limb over flashbacks of a lost loved one. R. 117m. At the Broadway, Mill Creek and Fortuna. MAN ON A LEDGE. It’s hard to tell whether Sam Worthington is a terrible actor because of his constant efforts to cover up his Australian accent, or whether those efforts fail because he’s a terrible actor. Bland as white rice, Worthington (Avatar, Terminator Salvation) can’t evoke even the slightest emotion, which is distracting even in a good film. With a lesser one such as Man on a Ledge, it’s impossible to ignore. The storyline of the wrongly accused cop who takes drastic action to clear his name has been continued on next page

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Previews

IRON LADY. Perennial Oscar nominee Meryl Streep stars as Reagan-era British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in this biopic from Mama Mia! Director Phyllida Lloyd. PG13. 105m. At the Minor. BIG MIRACLE. A Greenpeace volunteer (Drew Barrymore) and a small-town newspaper reporter (The Office‘s John Krasinski) are ex-sweethearts who must rally an unlikely coalition of Inuits, oil company execs and Russian and American soldiers to free a family of gray whales. Ooh, I hope it works out! PG. 123m. At the Broadway and Mill Creek. THE WOMAN IN BLACK. With Harry Potter now a graduate of Hogwarts, Daniel Radcliffe graduates to the role of a pale, widowed lawyer who travels to a remote coastal village in England where a vengeful ghost is terrorizing the townsfolk. PG13. 95m. At the Broadway, Mill Creek and Fortuna. CHRONICLE. Behold, a newspaper that loses $1 million a week — wait, wrong Chronicle. This, another found-footage-style teen thriller, follows three high school students as they grapple with the great responsibility of their newfound superpowers. PG13. 83m. At the Broadway, Mill Creek and Fortuna. Let’s play Six Degrees of Johnny Depp: Launched to fame by 21 Jump Street, the doe-eyed dreamboat had his pick of starring film roles. His first choice, 1990’s Cry-Baby, skewered his teen idol status and revealed Depp’s mischievous streak. He played a crooning ’50s greaser in John Waters’ campy musical, which comes to the Arcata Theatre Lounge Friday evening at 8. A couple years back, Depp starred in the John Dillinger biopic Public Enemies alongside Billy Crudup, who (stay with me here) voiced a character in the English-dubbed version of Princess Mononoke. That 1997 masterpiece from Japanese animator Hayao Miyazaki plays at the ATL Saturday evening at 8. Depp delivered one of his finest performances as the title character in Ed Wood (1994), Tim Burton’s love letter to the godfather of gloriously

crappy movies. Hey, look! Next week’s Sci-Fi Pint and Pizza Night at the ATL features two Wood, er, classics — 1959’s confounding Night of the Ghouls and 1953’s cross-dressing melodrama Glen or Glenda. —Ryan Burns

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THE ARTIST. This mostly silent, black-and-white homage to cinema’s mostly silent, black-andwhite early years has now been nominated for 10 Academy Awards, including most of the biggies (Picture, Director, Original Screenplay, Actor, Supporting Actress). PG13. 103m. At the Minor and the Broadway. BEAUTY AND THE BEAST 3D. Remember the animated Disney version from 1991? Yeah, this is that movie. Only now it’s in 3D so you need glasses and more dollars. 90m. At the Broadway. CONTRABAND. Mark Wahlberg was a good drug smuggler. But he quit. His brother-in-law is a lousy drug smuggler in trouble. Cue relapse. R. 110m. At the Broadway. EXTREMELY LOUD AND INCREDIBLY CLOSE. Would-be tearjerker about a young boy trying to maintain a connection to his dad, who died in the 9/11 World Trade Center attack, proved successful as Oscar bait (with a Best Picture nod), but it fails on almost every other level. HAYWIRE. Mixed martial artist Gina Carrano stars as a Jason Bourne-like ass-kicker in this artful espionage thriller from director Steven Soderbergh. Costarring Ewan McGregor, Michael Douglas and Michael Fassbender R. 93m. At the Broadway. HUGO. Martin Scorsese’s adaptation of Brian Selznick’s novel The Invention of Hugo Cabret returns to local theaters boasting 11 Academy Award nominations. PG. 127m. In 3D and 2D at the Broadway. MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE — GHOST PROTOCOL. Tom Cruise returns as Secret Agent Ethan Hunt, theme music kicks in, stunts ensue. PG13. 133m. At the Garberville. ONE FOR THE MONEY. Worst-movie-ofthe-year candidate (it’s rocking a 3 percent on RottenTomatoes.com) stars Katherine Heigl as a bail bond agent charged with hauling in her high school ex. PG13. 106m. At the Broadway, Mill Creek and Fortuna. RED TAILS. The dogfight action scenes rule, but otherwise this is an uneven and simplistic account of the Tuskegee Airmen. PG13. 125m. At the Broadway and Mill Creek. UNDERWORLD AWAKENING. Kate Bekinsale squeezes into a leather catsuit to do battle with vampires and werewolves. Everyone loses. R. 88m. In 3D and 2D at the Broadway and Mill Creek, 3D only at the Fortuna. WAR HORSE. Steven Spielberg shows restraint and masterful filmmaking in this story of friendship between a boy and horse during World War I. PG13. 146m. At the Broadway.

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

Broadway Cinema 707-443-3456 1223 Broadway Street, Eureka Times are for 1/27-2/2 unless otherwise noted.

12:25, 3:05, 5:45, 8:25 BIG MIRACLE CHRONICLE 12:10, 2:30, 4:50, 7:10, 9:30 THE WOMAN IN BLACK 1:25, 3:55, 6:20, 8:50 THE ARTIST 1:10, 3:40, 6:10, 8:40 MAN ON A LEDGE 12:30, 3:10, 5:50, 8:30 ONE FOR THE MONEY 12:15, 2:35, 4:55, 7:15, 9:35 THE GREY 12:45, 3:35, 6:25, 9:15 RED TAILS 2:15, 5:15, 8:15 EXTREMELY LOUD AND INCREDIBLY CLOSE 6:00, 9:00 BEAUTY AND THE BEAST 3D 1:00, 3:30 UNDERWORLD: AWAKENING 3D 12:05, 2:25, 4:45, 7:05, 9:25 UNDERWORLD: AWAKENING 2D 2:25 HAYWIRE 8:45 CONTRABAND 12:40, 6:30, 9:10 HUGO 3D 2:55, 5:55 HUGO 2D 12:00 WAR HORSE 3:20

Mill Creek Cinema

707-839-3456 1575 Betty Court, McKinleyville Times are for 1/27-2/2 unless otherwise noted. BIG MIRACLE *12:40, 3:20, 6:00, 8:45 CHRONICLE *1:40, 4:00, 6:15, 8:35 THE WOMAN IN BLACK *2:10, 4:40, 7:05, 9:30 MAN ON A LEDGE *1:20,*3:55, 6:25, 8:55 ONE FOR THE MONEY *12:15,*2:35, 4:55, 7:20, 9:40 THE GREY *12:55, 3:45, 6:30, 9:15 RED TAILS *12:20, 3:15, 6:10, 9:05 UNDERWORLD: AWAKENING 3D *2:15, 7:00, 9:25 UNDERWORLD: AWAKENING 2D 4:35

Minor Theatre 707-822-3456

1001 H Street, Arcata Times are for 1/27 -2/2 unless otherwise noted.

IRON LADY THE DESCENDANTS THE ARTIST

*12:55, 3:30, 6:00, 8:30 *1:05, 3:45, 6:25, 9:10 *2:15, 4:40, 7:05, 9:30

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

Arts & Crafts BASIC SCREEN PRINTING. Sat., Feb. 11, 1-4 p.m. $50. With Mari of Almond Blossom. Beginner-level class covers the printing techniques, and production with tips & tricks. One of the most versatile, low-tech, and easy printing methods available. We provide ink and screens. You bring shirts, fabric, paper or anything else that you would like to print on. Origin Design Lab, 426 3rd St., Old Town Eureka, (707) 497-6237, www.origindesignlab.com. (AC-0209) CROCHET FLOWER CLASS. $25, Fri.s, Noon-2 p.m. With Kelly Card of KC Made it. Make a variety of flowers to adorn any kind of handwork! Explore several methods of construction. Knowledge of basic crochet stitches required. Bring a few hooks and scraps of yarn. Origin Design Lab, 426 3rd St., Old Town Eureka, (707) 497-6237 www.origindesignlab. com. (AC-0223) EUREKA BUTTON CLUB FREE. 2nd Sun. of the month, 2 p.m. We are mad about buttons old and new. Fun and educational meetings. Learn more about all of those buttons in your button box. Guests are welcome any time. Origin Design Lab, 426 3rd St., Old Town Eureka, (707) 497-6237, www.origindesignlab. com. (AC-0223)

707-725-2121 1241 Main Street, Fortuna Times are for 2/3 -2/9 unless otherwise noted.

FREE OPEN CRAFT NIGHT. Fri.s, 6-9 p.m. Come craft with us and get creative and crazy, bring your project and a snack (and your fun hat!). Free to all (adults please) and a great way to explore new projects and get to know your fellow artist. Origin Design Lab, 426 3rd St., Old Town Eureka, (707) 497-6237, www. origindesignlab.com. (AC-0223)

THE WOMAN IN BLACK *12:00,*2:25, 4:45, 7:10, 9:40 ONE FOR THE MONEY *12:10,*2:20, 4:30, 7:05, 9:25 THE GREY *1:20, 4:10, 6:55, 9:35 THE DESCENDANTS *1:00, 4:00, 6:45, 9:20 UNDERWORLD: AWAKENING 3D *2:40, 4:50, 7:00, 9:30 CHRONICLE *12:30, *2:45, 5:00, 7:20

INTRO TO WET FELTING. Thurs.s, 6-8 p.m. $35 +$10 material fee. With Bequin Lapwing. Learn basic wet felting techniques using warm soapy water and wool roving. Create felted balls, felted beads, pin cushions, coasters and flat felt. Origin Design Lab, 426 3rd St., Old Town Eureka, (707) 497-6237 www. origindesignlab.com. (AC-0223)

Garberville Theater 707-923-3580

RAKU FIRING. Come to Fire Arts and experience the enjoyment of pottery firings. Bring your own bisqueware or select from a variety of unglazed pieces & glazes from Fire Arts. Call Thurs. to reserve space. Glazing at noon & Firing at 1 p.m. on Fri., $6/ piece or $25/kiln load. Fire Arts Center, 707-826-1445. www.fireartsarcata.com (AC-0202)

Fortuna Theater

766 Redwood Drive, Garberville

MISSION IMPOSSIBLE: GHOST PROTOCOL 2/3-2/9: 7:30; EXCEPT 2/8: 6:30


HUMBOLDT SWIM CLUB VERY BEGINNING SEWING. $25. Wed.s, 6-8 p.m. Feb. 8, 15, 22, 29. Learn to use and care for your sewing machine in and learn to understand the pattern, sewing terms, cutting, marking, current construction methods, pressing and how to use tools and notions. Origin Design Lab, 426 Third St., Eureka. (707) 4976237, www.origindesignlab.com. (AC-0223) WET FELTING HAT WORKSHOP. Sat., Feb. 18, 1-4 p.m. $85 includes materials. With Bequin Lapwing. Design and felt a unique, one-of-a-kind hat to wear all winter long! Choose from several styles and colors. No previous experience necessary. Limited spaces available! small group environment. Origin Design Lab, 426 3rd St., Old Town Eureka, (707) 497-6237, www.origindesignlab.com. (AC-0216) LEARN MAGIC LOOP AT YARN. Tues.s, Feb. 7-28, 5:30-7 p.m. $60, plus materials. Learn the “Magic Loop” method while knitting a pair of slipper socks. No more DPN’s! Intermediate knitting level required. Call 443-YARN for more info. (AC-0202) NATIVE AMERICAN BEADWORK, DESIGN & LEATHERWORK. Beadwork turns any simple buckskin bag or clothing into beautiful art. Intro: Develop beadwork skills using traditional and contemporary materials. Advanced: Develop your own designs/ styles, and have option to work on regalia. With Winema and Lonnie Weeks. Intro or advanced course: Tues./Thurs., Feb. 14-May 3, 6-8 p.m. Fee: $125 (Intro course is $50 additional for materials). Pre-registration required. Call HSU Extended Education to register, 826-3731 or visit www.humboldt.edu/ extended. (AC-0202) PHOTOGRAPHING HUMBOLDT COUNTY’S MURALS & STREET ART. Photographing Humboldt County’s Murals and Street Art. Learn to photograph murals and graffiti in Eureka with Colleen Longo. Sun., Feb. 12-March 4, 2-4 p.m. Fee: $110. Pre-registration required. Call HSU Extended Education at 826-3731 to register, or visit www.humboldt.edu/extended (AC-0202) MASTER PENCIL & BALL POINT PEN. Learn the secret techniques of America’s Top Photo Realist Chuck Bowden. 12 weeks, Wed.s, 6-8.30 p.m. beginning Feb. $40/class includes school, library and gallery access. Located at 1006 Main St., Fortuna. Main Street Art Gallery just opened. Call Chuck, 845-2038. Any age any level welcome! (AC-0202) CROCHET & FELTED BAG. With Kelly Card of KC Made it. Three day class: Tues.s, Feb. 7, 21 & March 6, Noon-2 p.m. $70 plus materials. A crochet handbag is the perfect application for felt. Students will follow a simple crochet pattern, then transform their work like magic with help from the good-old-washing machine. Origin Design Lab, 426 3rd St., Old Town Eureka, (707) 497-6237 www.origindesignlab.com. (AC-0202)

Communication

COMMUNICATION & CONFLICT MANAGEMENT. Offered by Humboldt Mediation Services. Sat., March 3, 8:45 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. at Mad River Hospital, Arcata. Advance registration required. Discounts available. Details and registration at www.humboldtmediationservices.org or call (707) 445-2505. (C-0216) BUILDING GREAT TEAMS: BUILDING TEAM SYNERGY. A team building workshop with Janet Ruprecht, focuses on workplace team decision-making and building synergy necessary to increase motivation and productivity. Fri., Feb. 10, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Fee: $95 (includes materials). Pre-registration required. Call HSU Extended Education to register, 826-3731 or visit www.humboldt.edu/extended. (C-0202)

TOO MUCH STUFF? TOO MUCH CHAOS? Simplify. Eight class session, based on the book Simplicity Parenting: Using the Extraordinary Power of Less to Raise Calmer, Happier and More Secure Kids by Kim John Payne. Learn how making simple changes to your child’s room, schedule and the information they take in can impact the health and happiness of the whole family. Two Sun.s per month 2-4 p.m beginning Jan 22. Cost $200 and includes an interactive workbook. Payable $25 per class, 25% discount for couples. Payment options are available. Call or email Diana at (707) 445-4642 or diana@consciousparentingsolutions. com (CMM-0216) WOMEN’S NETWORKING GROUP. Come together to share and grow your Business, Product, or Service. Monthly meetings, $20, includes organic/vegetarian meal. (No membership fee) Contact Joanne (707) 8456140, or theheartlinknetwork.com. (C-0322)

Computers

ADVANCED ADOBE PHOTOSHOP CS5. Learn more complex tricks and techniques to maximize Photoshop’s professional potential. With Annie Reid. Prerequisite: Intro class or instructor approval. Sat., Feb. 25, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Fee: $75 (includes materials). Pre-registration required. Call HSU Extended Education to register: 826-3731 or visit www.humboldt.edu/ extended (C-0216) INTRO TO ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR CS5. Learn the drawing program used to create logos, technical and free-form illustrations, banners, posters, web graphics and more. With Annie Reid. Tues./Thurs., Feb. 21-March 6, 6:30-9 p.m. Fee: $125. Pre-registration required. Call HSU Extended Education to register, 826-3731 or visit www.humboldt.edu/extended. (C-0216)

Dance, Music, Theater, Film

DISCOVER ARGENTINE TANGO! Beginning lessons Sun., 5-5:45 p.m. Practica 6-6:45 p.m., $6 Studio of Dance Arts, Eureka. 445-2655, 822-6170. (DMT-0329) FREE INTRO CLASS, BEGINNING ARGENTINE TANGO. (For absolute beginners) Tues., Feb. 28, 8:15 p.m., in Arcata. Argentine Tango started in Buenos Aires in the late 1800’s and has traveled the world many times over. Considered by many to be one of the most passionate and beautiful dances, it’s a dance of improvisation. But you can’t improvise what you don’t know. Come join our class and we’ll teach you! The class is taught by Barbara and Lee, certified A.T.M.A. instructors, with over 8 years experience teaching Tango. A partner is not required but is suggested (we try to maintain gender balance). To get more information, go to our website, www.tangodelsol.net or call Barbara or Lee at (858) 205-9832. (DMT-0223) POI SPINNING! Experience for yourself the joy of Poi Spinning! Learn the fundamentals, launch yourself into your own personal exploration of this evolving art form. Express yourself, dance with fire, build spatial awareness, make new friends, play, exercise, entertain, and unlock your potential through this fun and interactive workshop series. Open to the whole community. Beginning Seminar: (All skill levels welcome) Sat 11a.m-1p.m, Feb.11, Feb, 18, March 10. Intermediate Seminar: (Prior Experience Required) Sat. 11a.m-1p.m, March 31, April 7, April 14, $30 per Seminar, Sorry, no drop-ins. Register through HSU Center Activities (707) 826-3357, humboldt.edu/centeractivities Instructor: Jeremiah Johnston , jeremiahthejuggler@ gmail.com (DMT-0202) NIGHTCLUB TWO-STEP. With Debbie Weist at North Coast Dance. Starts Tues., Feb. 21, 7 p.m. $60/person/ six weeks. (707) 464-3638. (DMT-0216)

STUDIO OF DANCE ARTS. # 7 5th St., Eureka. (707) 442-1939. Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Modern, Irish Step, Hip Hop, Middle Eastern, Tango, Pre-School Dance, Pilates Mat. All levels & ages welcome. Register this month and perform in our June 19 performance at the Arkley Center For The Performing Arts. (DMT-0223) FRIDAY NIGHT SWING. At North Coast Dance. 7:30 p.m. swing lesson followed by open practice session. $5/person. Dance with Debbie, (707) 464-3638. (DMT-0216) AFRO-CUBAN FOLKLORIC DANCE. Learn exciting folkloric Afro-Cuban dance and enjoy the richness of Cuban music with Alison Hong-Novotney: Basic steps, technique, style, rhythm and culture. Fridays, Feb. 17-April 20 and Thursday, March 29, 5:30-7 p.m. (class does not meet March 16, 23, or 30.) Fee: $90 ($50 additional for optional 1 unit credit). Pre-registration required by Feb. 10. Call HSU Extended Education to register, 826-3731 or visit www.humboldt.edu/ extended (DMT-0202) FLAMENCO DANCE. New session starts Jan. 21. Every Sat., 3:30-5 p.m. in Eureka. Drop-in welcome. Email flamencokuku@gmail.com for more details. (DMT-0202)

Join Humboldt’s only year-round SWIM TEAM for boys & girls ages 6-18! Develop strength, fitness & self-confidence in a fun, supportive environment at the Arcata Community Pool.

For team tryout information call Coach Cameron at 707-227-4055 or www.hscswim.org

GAMELAN. Indonesian bronze percussion. 4-wk intro session Feb 5-26, $25 session fee. Sun. mornings, 11th & D, Arcata. Sharon 707-502-7904. (DMT-0202) 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. www.chakranation.com (DMT-1227) MODERN DANCE. With Bonnie Hossack. Int/Adv., Sun.s, 10:30 a.m.-noon and Wed.s, 6:15-7:45 p.m.; Int. for teens, Mon.s, 4-5:30 p.m., Pan Arts Studio at 1049 C Samoa (Samoa @ K St.), Arcata. $10/class; $5/ students with valid ID. Info: 601-1151 or panartstudiodance.gmail.com. (DMT-0301) TRILLIUM DANCE STUDIO PRESENTS: Salsa Lessons with Ozzy Ricardez and Miss Julie. All levels Welcome. Ongoing, drop-in Fri. nights, 7-8:15 p.m. 1925 Alliance Rd., in Arcata (x st. Foster) $7 single $10 couple. (DMT-0531) GUITAR/PIANO LESSONS. All ages, beginning and intermediate. Seabury Gould 444-8507. (DMT-1227) SAXOPHONE/FLUTE LESSONS. All ages, beginneradvanced, jazz improvisation, technique. Susie Laraine: 441-1343. (DMT-1227)

North Coast Academy Fencing (with swords!). Improve your mind and body in a fun, intense workout, and a very chill environment. Ages 8 and up. Contact Justin (707) 601-1657 Text or Phone. 1459 M. St. Arcata. northcoastfencingacademy@gmail.com

WEST AFRICAN DANCE. Tues.s, Thurs.s, 5:30-7 p.m., at Redwood Raks, Arcata. All levels welcome. Live drumming. Dulce Christina 832-9547, 498-0146. (DMT-0301) PIANO LESSONS. Beginners, all ages. Experienced. Judith Louise 476-8919. (DMT-1227) BELLY DANCING WITH SHOSHANNA. Feel fabulous in classes for all levels in Arcata at Redwood Raks. 616-6876 or Shoshannaland.com. (DMT-1227)

Fitness

AIKIDO. Aikido is an innovative, dynamic, and noncompetitive self-defense martial art. Six-week class, starting Feb. 21, Tues.s & Thurs.s, 5:30-6:30 p.m. At CR main campus on Tompkins Hill Road. $69. Information or to register, call College of the Redwoods Community Education at 269-4000 or www.redwoods.edu, visit Community Education link. (F-0202) NOON-TIME YOGA. With Debbie Weist at North Coast Dance. Mon./Wed. $8 drop-in. (707) 464-3638. (F-0216) continued on next page northcoastjournal.com • NORTH COAST JOURNAL • THURSDAY, FEB 2, 2012

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HUMBOLDT CAPOEIRA ACADEMY. Spring Session: Feb. 1-June 15. Classes: Beginner Basics, Tues.s & Thurs.s, 6-7:15 p.m. Advanced Adults, Mon.s & Wed.s, 6-8 p.m. All Levels Adults, Thurs.s, 10:30-Noon. All Ages All Levels Community Class, Sat.s, Noon-2 p.m. Arcata, (707) 498-6155. www.humboldtcapoeira.com. HSU Students First Class Free. (F-0329) NIA. Nia has arrived in Humboldt County! Dance fusion fitness program blending healing arts, dance arts, and martial arts. Wed.s at the Bayside Grange, 6:30-7:30pm., 2297 Jacoby Creek Rd. Starts Feb. 1. Try it for FREE on Feb 1 & 8, then $6/$4 Grange Members. Pauline Ivens 707-441-9102, waterpolly@ gmail.com (F-0412) ANAEROBIC ENDURANCE FOR RUNNERS. Focus is on improving speed, power, and injury prevention. Each class will build on the next, providing skill based drills, short distance interval work that will translate into faster distance times, bio-mechanical awareness, video analysis and feedback, mobility, group exercises. Classes are Sat.’s 9:30- 11 a.m, Feb. 11-March 10. Registration is limited. $150.00. Please email Meredith at crossfiteureka@gmail.com or 897-3010. Discount available for current SRRC members. (F-0202) 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. aikibojitsu.com (F-1206) 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 northcoastfencingacademy@gmail.com (F-1206) PILATES MAT AND REFORMER (EQUIPMENT) CLASSES. Lots of classes Mon. thru Sat. Come pick up a schedule at Arcata Core Pilates Studio located at 930 Samoa Blvd-I St. parking lot entrance or go online to; www.arcatacorepilatesstudio.com or call Sharon at (707) 845-8156 (F-0216) ZUMBA. Latin-inspired fitness program using international music and various dance styles including Salsa, Cumbia, Merengue and Reggaeton for a great cardio workout. Every Mon. and Thurs. at the Bayside Grange 6-7 p.m., 2297 Jacoby Creek Rd. $6/$4 Grange members. Every Wed. 6-7 p.m. in Fortuna at the Monday Club, 610 Main St. Every Tues. at the Trinidad Town Hall 12 p.m. and every Thur. at the Eureka Vets Hall 12 p.m. Marla Joy 707-845-4307. (F-1227) ZUMBA WITH MIMI. Put the FUN back into your workout! Latin & Pop music, sure to leave you sweaty and smiling! Wed. & Fri. 9:30 a.m. at Redwood Raks in the Old Creamery Building, Arcata. Tues. & Thurs. 9:30 a.m., Fri. 5:30 p.m., Humboldt Capoeira Academy, Arcata. (F-1227) NORTH COAST SELF DEFENSE ACADEMY. Come learn your choice of Gracie Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Lau Kune Do Kung Fu, Muay Thai, Stand-up/Kickboxing & MMA. Group and private sessions available 7 days a week for men, women and children; all experience and fitness levels welcome. Call or visit (707) 822-6278 or 820 N St., Building #1 Suite C, Arcata www.northcoastselfdefense.com (F-1227)

SUN YI’S ACADEMY OF TAE KWON DO. Classes for kids and adults, child care, fitness gym, and more. Tae Kwon Do Mon-Fri 5-6 p.m., 6-7 p.m., Sat 10-11 a.m. Come watch or join a class, 1215 Giuntoli Lane, or visit www.sunyisarcata.com, 825-0182. (F-1227)

SOILS & PERMACULTURE. Soils-based workshops 1st Wed. and Permaculture-based workshops 3rd Wed. of the month at 6 p.m. $10, at The Beneficial Living Center across from the Marsh. www.beneficiallivingcenter.com. (G-0202)

DANCE-FIT. Dance, aerobics & strength training all in one class ! Mon., Wed. & Fri. 9-10 a.m First class is free. Drop in for $5 per class or 14 classes for $55. No Limits tap & jazz studio, corner of 10th & K st. Arcata. 825-0922 (F-1227)

CANNABIS POTENCY AND SAFETY SCREENING. With Samantha Miller. Session 1 of 3, Pure Analytics introductory series on potency testing. The Cannabinoids. Fri., Feb. 10, 6:30-8 p.m. Free. Learn how cannabinoids produce effects on the body, major cannabinoids and their properties, patient access to potency and safety information, and tools for selecting medication. 707 Campus, 1881 Barnett Ct., #4, Redway Meadows Business Park. 707 Cannabis College, www.cannabiscollege.com, (707) 672-9860. (G-0209)

NORTHCOAST AIKIDO FOUNDATION. Instructing non-violent martial arts since 1978. Mon.-Fri., 6-7:30 pm. Adult Beginning Special: 6 weeks for $99, enrollment ongoing. Children’s classes Mon. or Wed., 4-5 pm, $40/month. Visitors welcome! 890 G Street, Arcata, entrance around back. 826-9395. www. northcoastaikido.org. (F-1227)

Garden

FOUNDATION CLASS. Fri. & Sat., March 17-18, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. each day. $275. Full Weekend beginning level class. Participants will leave understanding: Law, the many faces of Cannabis, from history to the ever changing current law. Health: The many reasons and ways to use medicinal cannabis safely. Horticulture: Effective techniques from soil preparation through to harvest and storage. Key elements of this class focus on knowing how to start, grow, harvest, dry/cure and store their own medicine. We will address small indoor soil systems but have a focus on outdoor organic practices. 707 Campus, 1881 Barnett Ct., #4, Redway Meadows Business Park. 707 Cannabis College, www.cannabiscollege.com, (707) 672-9860. (G-0315) SOIL PREPARATION AND FERTILIZATION. With Kevin Jodrey. Fri., March 16, 6-9 p.m. $70. Learn the essentials of soil prepartion and feeding your garden for the healthiest results. 707 Campus, 1881 Barnett Ct., #4, Redway Meadows Business Park. 707 Cannabis College, www.cannabiscollege.com, (707) 672-9860. (G-0315) LIGHT DEPRIVATION TECHNIQUES. With Kevin Jodrey, Master Gardener. Fri., Feb. 24, 6:30-8:30 p.m. $40. At 707 Campus, 1881 Barnett Rd., #4, in Meadows Business Park. Information, www.707cannabiscollege. com, (707) 672-9860. (G-0223) ADVANCED BEEKEEPING. A field class for experienced beekeepers who want to gain more knowledge and hands-on experience to maximize beekeeping success. Emphasis will be on dealing effectively with complicated problems and challenges in hives. With Garrett Brinton. Attend session at HSU or in Garberville. HSU: Sat., Feb. 4, 18; March 3, 17, 31; April 14, 28; May 12. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Garberville: Sat., Feb. 11, 25; March 10, 24; April 7, 21; May 5, 19. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Fee: $120, $50/unit additional for optional academic credit. Pre-registration required. Call HSU Extended Education to register, 826-3731 or visit www.humboldt.edu/extended (G-0202) ORGANIC GARDENING. Create a productive organic food garden. Learn to make garden beds, work with soil and how to compost. Pest management, soil fertility and year-round harvest planning are also covered. With Eddie Tanner. Two levels offered. Level 1: Tues., Feb. 14-March 13 (6:30-8:30 p.m.) and Sun., March 18 (10 a.m.-1 p.m.). Fee: $62 (includes materials). Level 2 (for experienced gardeners or those who have taken Level 1): Thurs., Feb. 16-March 8 (6:30-8:30 p.m.) and Sun., March 11 (10 a.m.-1 p.m.). Fee: $65. Preregistration required. Call HSU Extended Education to register, 826-3731 or visit www.humboldt.edu/ extended (G-0202)

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KLAMATH KNOT PERMACULTURE DESIGN. Learn to design ecological human habitats and food production systems for you and your community.10 month extended course drawing on a wide array of sites and instructors, from the North Coast to the interior Klamath River, March 15- Oct.13, 2012. Early registration fee: $800 before Feb. 15, Full Course fee: $900, includes lodging/partial meals. For more information contact Sandy Bar Ranch, (530) 627-3379, www.sandybar.com (G-0209)

Kids & Teens

BOYS & GIRLS CLUB T-BALL SIGN UPS. Are happening now, Feb. 6-March 15. For more information, please call (707) 441-1030 or visit www.bgcredwoods. org. (K-0223) CAPOEIRA KIDS. Spring Session 2012: Feb. 1-June 15. Classes: Beginner Kids (Age 5-7), Tues.s & Thurs.s, 3:304:30 p.m. Beginner kids (Age 8 & up), Tues.s & Thurs.s, 4:30-5:30 p.m. Advanced Kids (Ages 5-7), Mon.s & Wed.s, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Advanced Kids (Ages 8 & up), Mon.s & Wed.s, 4:30-6 p.m. Arcata, (707) 498-6155. www.humboldtcapoeira.com. (K-0329) JOIN HUMBOLDT SWIM CLUB. Have fun & stay fit! Age range 6-18 years old. Tryouts are 2nd Tues. of each month at 6 p.m. Call Coach Cameron for details, 227-4055 and visit hscswim.org. (K-0202) PRESIDENT’S WEEK BREAK CAMP. Join us for roller skating, arts and crafts, sports and more! 5-13 year olds. Mon.-Fri., Feb. 20-24, 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.ca.gov or call Kara Newman, 668-5932, for more information. (K-0223) MODERN DANCE FOR KIDS. With Stephanie Silvia, 3:30-4:30 p.m, Mon. 3rd-6th grade, Thurs. 2nd-4th, Redwood Raks World Dance Studio, 8th and L, Arcata. $8 drop-in, $35. 5 classes. Info: 677-9323 and bignwdancegroup@gmail.com (K-0223) HUMBOLDT MUSIC ACADEMY. Music classes, ensembles and private lessons for ages 2-18. Spring term runs Sat., March 10-May 12. Instructors are HSU faculty, advanced music students and music professionals. Private lessons start at $117 per term. Class fees are $62-$92 per term. Register in person Feb. 18, 9 a.m.-Noon, HSU Music lobby or pre-register by mail. For more information: www.humboldt.edu/hma or call 826-3411.(K-0202) 2012 YOUNG WRITERS CONFERENCE. Offering workshops for young writers in grades 4-9, as well as a new feature: workshops for parents/guardians on social media and supporting writing at home. Feb. 4, 2012, 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m., HSU Campus, Founder’s Hall. $45 for students, $5 for parents/guardians. For more information visit www.redwoodwp.org or call 826-5109. (K-0202)

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. northcoastselfdefense.com (K-1227)

Language

CHINESE LANGUAGE AND CULTURE. Chinese School starts its 3rd year at Cutten Elementary. All ages. $90 for 6 Sat.s, starting Feb. 11. Call 442-7704 for brochure. cgpusa@aol.com. (LA-0209)

Lectures

LIFETREE CAFE: JOIN THE CONVERSATION. It’s 2012. Will the world end this year or in 10 billion years? Discussion on the Apocalypse, Sun., Feb. 5, 7 p.m. Lifetree Café, 76 13th St., Arcata. Free Admission. Questions, Contact Bob Dipert 672-2919, bobdipert@ hotmail.com. (L-0202) PLANNING YOUR RETIREMENT. Premier Financial Group, Inc., a Registered Investment Advisor, invites you to a free seminar on Tues., March 20, 5:15 p.m6:30 p.m. at the Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, 921 Waterfront Dr. Room 203, Eureka. Let us help you gain clarity and confidence around your retirement. RSVP at (707) 443-2741 or online at www.premieradvisor.com. (LE-0315) ACCESSING POWER: GENDER ISSUES IN THE CANNABIS MOVEMENT. With Kyndra Miller and Alexis Wilson-Briggs. Sat., Feb. 25, 2-5 p.m. $45 The seminar explains the role of women in the marijuana movement. The first half of the course focuses on providing an historical framework of the first three waves of American feminism. The second half is an interactive discussion about the current representations of women in the movement, gender specific legal issues, and the role of sex activism. The three hour seminar is offered for the purpose of highlighting the fundamental role that women play in legalizing marijuana. At 707 Campus, 1881 Barnett Rd., #4, in Meadows Business Park. Information, www.707cannabiscollege. com, (707) 672-9860. (L-0223) LIVING ON SHAKY GROUND: How to Survive Earthquakes & Tsunamis in Northern California. A free class. Tues., Feb. 7, 6 p.m., Arcata Community Center. Pre-registration is required: Call (707) 4990754. Presented by HSU Regional Training Institute, Community Disaster Preparedness (www.humboldt. edu/rti). Funding provided by the Calif. Emergency Management Agency Earthquake and Tsunami Program. (L-0202) REDWOOD WRITING PROJECT’S 2012 Literacy Conference: Sustaining Writing Communities, Feb. 4, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., HSU Campus, Founder’s Hall. For Teachers of any grade level and subject matter. Fee: $50, discounts available www.redwoodwp.org or (707) 826-5109 (LE-0202) INFUSIONS FOR CULINARY APPLICATIONS. With Leah Brown. Fri., Feb. 17, 6-9 p.m. $70. Infusions for cream, oils, butter and coconut oil with recipes showcasing each infusion, including a fabulous chocolate ganache! Discussion and demonstration class. 707 Campus, 1881 Barnett Ct., #4, Redway Meadows Business Park. 707 Cannabis College, www. cannabiscollege.com, (707) 672-9860. (L-0216)

Over 50

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


BEGINNING WOODWORKING WITH HAND TOOLS. Learn use and maintenance of basic woodworking hand tools, including saws, chisels, planes, rasps and scrapers. Then build a simple project. With Rand Hall. Wed., Feb. 29-March 28, 6-8 p.m. Fee: OLLI members/$75, $100/nonmembers. OLLI: 826-5880. (O-0216) CLASSIC GERMAN CINEMA. See and discuss films from the Weimar German era (1920s), the new German Cinema (1970s) and contemporary German films with Les Wright. Tues., Feb. 21-March 27, 6-9 p.m. Fee: $50/OLLI members, $75/nonmembers. OLLI: 826-5880. (O-0216) CONVERSATIONAL GERMAN 2. An introduction to basic conversational German language with Les Wright. No prior knowledge necessary, but German 1 is recommended. Sat., Feb. 18-March 17, 10 a.m.-noon. Fee: $45/OLLI members, $70/nonmembers. OLLI: 826-5880. (O-0216) HUMBOLDT ENVIRONMENTAL FORUM: Species in Peril in Northern California. Join local experts for this 4-part discussion of the biology of vulnerable, threatened, or endangered species, and management issues that arise because of their status. Presentations include salmon (David Hankin), northern spotted owls and marbled murrelets (Jeff Dunk), mammals (Bill Zielinski), and managing endangered species on private lands (Lowell Diller). Wed., Feb. 29-March 21, 6-8 p.m. Fee: OLLI members/$45, $70/nonmembers. OLLI: 826-5880. (O-0216) PEN AND INK DRAWING. Learn pen and ink drawing techniques with Tim Clewell. Wed., Feb 29-March 28, 5-7 p.m. Fee: OLLI members/$60, $85/nonmembers. OLLI: 826-5880. (O-0216) QUEENS MARRYING NORTH. Investigate the influences of the 16th century woman whose al-Andalusian heritage contributed to the English Renaissance: Catherine of Aragon. With Tom Gage. Tues., Feb. 28-March 20, 3:30-5:30 p.m. Fee: $60/OLLI members, $85/nonmembers. OLLI: 826-5880. (O-0216) WRITING FOR CHILDREN & YOUNG ADULTS. Learn to write and publish fiction and non-fiction books for children and young adults. With Pam Service. Sat., Feb. 18 and 25, 1-3 p.m. Fee: $50/OLLI members, $75/ nonmembers. OLLI: 826-5880. (O-0216) GET RIGHT WITH YOUR BODY: The Basics of Mind-Body Clarity. Struggling with physical pain and tried everything? Learn to reconnect with your body, emotions and soul and to calm your mind, to identify what’s best for you and how to get there. Topics include pain relief, improved relationships, stress reduction, clearer intuition, peace, calm and more energy. With Gail Kenny. Thurs., Feb. 9-March 1, 1-3 p.m. Fee: $40/OLLI members, $65/nonmembers. OLLI: 826-5880. (O-0202) GREAT DECISIONS: FOREIGN POLICY DISCUSSION. Join spirited conversations about U.S. foreign policy issues that affect our national and personal lives. Topics include Middle East realignment, promoting democracy, Mexico, cybersecurity, exit from Afghanistan and Iraq, the state of the oceans, Indonesia, and energy geopolitics. With Kia Ora Zeleny. Thurs., Feb. 9-April 5, 1-3 p.m. Fee (includes book): $80/OLLI members, $105/nonmembers. OLLI: 826-5880 (O-0202) TAWDRY TALES & TRAVAILS OF THE FIRST LADIES. Enjoy a revealing stroll through the lives of both wellknown and not-so-well-known First Ladies, including Martha Washington, Julia Tyler, Frances Cleveland, and Eleanor Roosevelt. With Pam Watson. Thurs./ Fri., Feb. 16-March 2, 2-5 p.m. Fee: $70/OLLI members, $95/nonmembers. OLLI: 826-5880 (O-0202)

MANAGING YOUR ESTATE. Learn to manage your estate through use of powers of attorney for health and finances, trusts, conservatorships and wills. If you are dealing with the “what ifs” of managing your affairs if you were no longer capable, this course will help you develop a roadmap for governing your estate. With Kip Roberti. Mon., Feb. 13 and 20, 6-8 p.m. Fee: $30/OLLI members, $55/nonmembers. OLLI: 826-5880 (O-0202)

Spiritual

LEARN SHAMANIC JOURNEYING. Sat. Feb. 25 12 p.m-6 p.m., $95. Learn the shaman’s soul-journeying technique which develops latent intuitive abilities, supports personal healing and accelerates spiritual growth with Michal Mugrage. www.thankful-heart. com. Call (707) 407-7192 for registration details. (S-0223) SPIRITDANCE! Ecstatic Dance as Spiritual Practice. Fri., Feb 3, 7:30-9 p.m., Om Shala Yoga, 858 10th St., Arcata. $15 at door. For info, Marc Takaha, (808) 269-2181 (S-0202) BEGINNING ASTROLOGY. Explore the Sacred Geometry of your life while gaining insight into your life purpose, karmic connections, talents and challenges, family patterns, cyclical opportunities and love & relationships. Classes begin Feb 28-April 3. Shakati Walsh, M.A. M.S. Visit website at: Jupiterslight.com, email shakatiwalsh@yahoo.com or Call (707) 8260734 or (707) 616-3163.(S-0223) DREAMWORK. Open the door to your soul’s wisdom through the exploration of your dreams. 6 weeks beginning Feb. 27- April 2. Shakati Walsh, M.A. M.S. Visit website at: Jupiterslight.com , email shakatiwalsh@yahoo.com or Call 707-826-0734 or 707 616-3163.(S-0223) SACRED RE-PARENTING. At the age of 27-29 we are called to awaken to our Sacred Parents, to begin the process of letting go of the stories of our family of origin and to begin the journey of reparenting ourselves through our understanding, relationship, and experience of the Universal Source of all Things: God/Spirit/Creator. Eight week journey into that liberating and empowering process. Class begins March 1 - April 26. Shakati Walsh, M.A. M.S. Visit website: Jupiterslight.com, email shakatiwalsh@yahoo.com or Call 707-826-0734 or 707 616-3163. (S-0301) TAROT AS AN EVOLUTIONARY PATH. Classes in Eureka and Arcata. Private mentorships, readings. Carolyn Ayres, 442-4240, www.tarotofbecoming. com. (S-0216) JUPITER’S LIGHT ASTROLOGY READING. The Sacred Geometry of Our Lives. Indivdual, Family & Relationship Readings. Shakati L. Walsh, MA Spiritual Phychology, MS Educational Counseling. (707) 6163163, shakatiwalsh@yahoo.com (S-0223) THE SLOW DOWN EXPERIENCE. GLOBAL MEDITATION CENTER. Intuitive Qigong, Chanting, Singing for Health & Inner Peace, Drumming, Tibetan Breathplay, Guided Imagery/Visualization & Immersions. 4001 West End Rd., Arcata. (707) 599-0748, shablow@ gmail.com. (S-0315) 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. (S-1227)

Sports/Recreation

MEN’S BASKETBALL LEAGUE. Blue Lake Parks & Recreation. Thurs.s, April 5- May 17. Games at 6, 7, 8 and 9 p.m. at Blue Lake Rec Center. $400 per team. Winner receives Championship T-Shirts! Registration deadline March 15. Register at www.bluelake.ca.gov or call 668-5932. (SR-0308) ROLLER SKATING. Blue Lake Parks & Recreation Fri./ Sat. 6:30-9:30p.m., Sun. 2-5 p.m. Theme Skate: Fri. Feb. 3, Valentines. Dress in red or pink attire and receive $1 discount! Adult Skate Sun., Feb. 12, 6:30-9:30 p.m. To schedule birthday parties, call 668-5932 or find us on facebook at parks-rec@bluelake.ca.gov. (SR-0202) WOMEN’S BASKETBALL LEAGUE. Blue Lake Parks & Recreation. Mon.s, Feb. 27- March 26. Games at 6:30, 7:30 & 8:30 p.m. at Blue Lake Rec Center. $250/team + $5/non-resident. Winner receives Championship TShirts! Registration deadline Feb.13. Register at www. bluelake.ca.gov. or call 668-5932 (SR-0209)

Therapy/Support

JOLENE HAYES. Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist will guide you to uncovering and resolving whatever is blocking you from fulfilling your greatest potential so you can experience a life of creative expression, peace and joy. Call 707-499-9207 or email jolenehayes@sbcglobal.net to make appointment. (T-1227) ADDICTED TO PORN/SEX? Sex Addicts Anonymous (SAA) meets weekly in Arcata, Eureka, and Fortuna. Go to www.saa-recovery.org or call 707-845-8973 to locate a meeting near you. (T-1227)

Vocational

SERVSAFE ESSENTIALS CERTIFICATION. One-day workshop assists restaurants and other food handling businesses in complying with AB 1978/Campbell. CR McKinleyville site, Wed., Feb. 8, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Information or to register, call College of the Redwoods Community Education at 269-4000 or www.redwoods.edu, visit Community Education link. (V-0202) GRADUATE RECORD EXAM (GRE). Prep Class at HSU: If you are applying to grad school and need a good score on the GRE, this course will prepare you for the exam. Sat., Feb. 11-March 3, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. $395 fee includes materials and a year of access to online practice tools. Early registration is encouraged. Call HSU Extended Education: 707-826-3731 or visit www. humboldt.edu/extended/gre (V-0202)

DOULA TRAINING. North Coast Clinic Network’s Doula by Nature-Childbirth Support Services announces a weekend doula training: Fri., Feb. 24, 6-9 p.m. and Sat. & Sun., Feb. 25-26, 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. The first major step towards becoming a certified doula. $150 registration fee + $300 course fee. Information and registration, contact Kate Maguire (707) 268-0341, kmaguirester@gmail.com. (W-0223) PLAY AND PRESENCE. Movement Arts For Women-a monthly women’s group combining movement, art, writing and mindfulness. Begins again Mon., Feb. 6, 6:15-7:45 p.m. Contact Miriam Labes, MFT #43641, 826-1100. (W-0202) DANCING FOR BIRTH: PREGNANCY/ POSPARTUM FITNESS. If you can walk you can dance! Classes are fun and casual, no experience needed. It’s a feelgood workout with moves inspired by world dance. Babies are welcome. Taught by Sarah Biggs, doula and educator. $10/class, or $40/5, first class free. Meets Suns., starting Feb. 5, 2-3:30 p.m at Humboldt Capoeira Academy. Call 840-4617 or visit pacificbirth. com. (W-0705) NORTHWEST INSTITUTE OF AYUVEDA. SELF CARE COURSE and CLINICAL TRAINING PROGRAM in Traditional Medicine of India, for Self-Development, Community and Career Enhancement. Taught by Traci Webb and visiting world reknown instructors in Arcata. Learn Ayurvedic Nutrition, Cooking, Yoga, Psychology, Herbology, Self-Care, Mantra therapy, Aromatherapy, Colors, Gemstones, Pulse and Diagnostics. 6-WEEK BEGINNING WITH AYURVEDA, Introductory Workshop, at Moonrise Herbs, Feb. 7-March 13, 2012. 3-MONTH SELF CARE COURSE, Includes intro. workshop, plus two experiential weekend immersions Feb. 7- April 22, 2012. 2-YEAR TRAINING PROGRAM, Starts March 6, 2012. Discount registration by Feb. 14, 2012. Meets one weekend a month. Optional India Immersion. REGISTER: (707) 601-9025, webbtraci@hotmail.com (W-0202) START YOUR CAREER IN MASSAGE THERAPY! Daytime classes begin Mar. 9, 2012 at Arcata School of Massage. 650-Hour Therapeutic Massage Certification will prepare you for Professional Certification in California, and the National Exam. Our comprehensive program prepares your body, mind and heart to become a caring, confident professional massage therapist. Call 822-5223 for information or visit arcatamassage.com (W-1227) ●

PHARMACY TECHNICIAN TRAINING. 272 Online Course with classes meeting once a week for 12 weeks. Mobile Lab Services offers intensive courses designed to get you back to work quickly, and well trained. (707) 407-0518 or 511 H St., Eureka. (V-0308)

Wellness/Bodywork

DANDELION HERBAL CENTER. Classes with Jane Bothwell. 10 MONTH HERBAL STUDIES PROGRAM, Feb.-Nov. 2012, meets one weekend per month with several field trips. Learn in-depth material medica, therapeutics, flower essences, wild foods, formulations and harvesting. EAT LOCAL! WILD FOODS BANQUET. May 5, 2012. Learn to positively identify and prepare many wild delicacies with numerous recipes being shared. PETROLIA SEWEEDING WEEKEND, with Allison Poklemba. June 23-24, 2012. Learn how to identify, ethically harvest, and prepare local sea vegetables. Register online www.dandelionherb. com or call (707) 442-8157. (W-0216) NATURAL FAMILY PLANNING/FERTILITY AWARENESS. Safe, effective, fun, women & men, all ages. For class call Marla Joy (707) 845-4307, marla_joy@ suddenlink.net (W-0426) northcoastjournal.com • NORTH COAST JOURNAL • THURSDAY, FEB 2, 2012

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Field notes

purchase items sold as is, where is and must be removed at time of sale. Sale is subject to cancellation in the event of settlement between owner and obligated party. Auctioneer: Rainbow Self-Storage, 707-443-1451, Bond # 40083246. Dated this 2nd day of February 2012 and 9th day of February 2012 2/2, 2/9/2012 (12-42)

PUBLIC NOTICE IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF SPOKANE SUMMONS BY PUBLICATION – DEPENDENCY

Cultural evolution in aCtion: 32,000-year-old painting of spotted hyena, Chauvet Cave, franCe. Carla hufstedler, Wikimedia Commons

Not Your Father’s Evolution By Barry Evans

fieldnotes@northcoastjournal.com

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few bullet points can sum up the major steps in the history of life on Earth, à la PowerPoint: (First slide) Genetic Evolution: • 4.5 billion years ago, Earth coalesced out of dust and gas surrounding the sun. • 3.8 billion years ago, life arose, in the form of simple replicators. • 1.5 billon years ago, single-celled organisms with nuclei (eukaryotes) were synthesized from simpler cells which lacked nuclei (prokaryotes); followed half a billion years later by multicellular organisms. • 500 million years ago, early plants and animals emerged from the “Cambrian Explosion.” • 7 million years ago, our “hominid” lineage split off from that of chimpanzees. (Second slide) Cultural Evolution: • 200,000 years ago, modern humans appeared. • 80,000 years ago, language arose (a date much debated). • 5,000 years ago, the first writing appeared. • 500 years ago, the printing press was invented. • 20 years ago, the Internet connected the world. That’s the Cliff’s Notes version of evolution. The point is that a mere 200,000 years of cultural evolution makes nearly 4 billion years of genetic evolution look a bit pokey. Suddenly (relatively speaking), new inventions and ideas could flood into a population virtually instantaneously. Knowledge of a poisonous fruit or improved arrowhead could be transmitted to the entire tribe in the space of an evening. Today, of course, the tribe is the whole world, and a breakthrough in, say, solar cell design, whisks around the Internet at the speed of light. Evolutionary

biologist Mark Pagel puts the emergence of cultural evolution this way: … now ideas could arise, and they could jump from mind to mind, without genes having to change … cultural complexity could emerge and arise orders and orders of magnitude faster than genetic evolution. The astonishing thing is the speed with which this happened. Two hundred thousand years represents 0.01 percent of the span of life on Earth (equivalent, for instance, to the last three verses of the entire Bible). Thanks to our species’ ability to not just learn from others (which dolphins and apes, say, can do) but to pick and choose what’s worth learning, human cultural evolution has made genetic evolution practically irrelevant. Once it produced creatures that could trade ideas, “regular” evolution took a back seat while, for better or worse, we showed the rest of creation what a smart, flexible, problem-solving brain was capable of. Pagel has a worrying big-picture take on the whole process. Early on in cultural evolution, while we were living in tribes numbering 100 or so, it took one inventor to “infect” the rest of the tribe with, for instance, her or his new method for skinning an antelope. That’s a ratio of 1:100 “inventors” versus “copiers” per invention. Today we need just one innovator to come up with a great idea, since other Earthlings can copy it by simply tapping into Google or Facebook. Now we have a per-invention ratio of 1:7,000,000,000 inventors-to-copiers. Since it’s so much easier to copy than to innovate, says Pagel, we’re dumbing down, breeding ourselves into a species consisting of a very few brilliant inventors and the rest of us: several billion mindless copiers. l Barry Evans (barryevans9@yahoo. com) acknowledges that this column was copied from other people’s ideas.

 

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STATE OF WASHINGTON TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN AND TO: EUGENE C. WILKIE, parent of KENDRA MITCHELL, DOB 4/9/96, Dependency Petition 11-7-02061-7, filed 10/31/11. A Dependency Petition has been filed in the above court. A Fact Finding hearing will be held on this matter on March 1, 2012 at 9:00 am at the Spokane County Juvenile Justice Center, 1208 W. Mallon, Spokane, WA 99201. YOU SHOULD BE PRESENT AT THIS HEARING. THE HEARING WILL DETERMINE IF YOUR CHILD IS DEPENDENT AS DEFINED IN RCW 13.34.050(5). THIS BEGINS A JUDICIAL PROCESS WHICH COULD RESULT IN PERMANENT LOSS OF YOUR PARENTAL RIGHTS. IF YOU DO NOT APPEAR AT THE HEARING THE COURT MAY ENTER A DEPENDENCY ORDER IN YOUR ABSENCE. To request a copy of the Notice, Summons, and Dependency Petition call DSHS at (509) 3633550. To view information about your rights in this proceeding go to www.atg.wa.gov/DPY.aspx. THOMAS R. FALLQUIST, Spokane County Clerk By GLENDA VOGT, Deputy Clerk filed 10/31/11. 2/2, 2/9, 2/16/2012 (12-45)

PUBLIC SALE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned intends to sell the personal property described below to enforce a lien imposed on said property pursuant to Sections 21700-21716 of the Business & Professions Code, Section 2328 of the UCC, Section 535 of the Penal Code and provisions of the civil Code. The undersigned will sell at public sale by competitive bidding on the 15th of February, 2012, at 9:00 AM, on the premises where said property has been stored and which are located at Rainbow Self Storage, at 4055 Broadway Eureka, Ca, County of Humboldt the following: Delta Russell, Unit # 5231 Douglas Thorp Jr., Unit # 5265 Amanda Marquardt-Flanders, Unit # 5287 (Held in Co. Unit) Jose Diaz, Unit # 5317 Hometown Buffett, Unit # 5554 The following units are located at 639 W. Clark Street Eureka, Ca, County of Humboldt and will be sold immediately following the sale of the above units. Jimmy Evanow, Unit # 3408 Tobin Steiskal, Unit # 3418 The following units are located at 3618 Jacobs Avenue Eureka, Ca, County of Humboldt and will be sold immediately following the sale of the

above units. Jeffrey Pschaida, Unit # 1161 Luana Hillman, Unit # 1181 Maureen Merriman, Unit # 1584 Tobin Steiskal, Unit # 1661 Daryl McCovey, Unit # 1686 The following units are located at 105 Indianola Eureka, Ca, County of Humboldt and will be sold immediately following the sale of the above units. Laurel Hunsucker, Unit # 243 Terry Thomason, Unit # 321 The following units are located at 180 F Street Arcata, Ca, County of Humboldt and will be sold immediately following the sale of the above units. Millard McLaurin, Unit # 4352 (Held in co. unit) Arielle Kirvan, Unit # 4376 Kevin Ponce, Unit # 4744 Mariusz Hernik, Unit # 6182 O’Ryan McDonald, Unit # 6190 Christopher Pucci, Unit # 7056 The following units are located at 940 G Street Arcata, Ca, County of Humboldt and will be sold immediately following the sale of the above units. Seth Lane, Unit # 6301 (Held in co. unit) Katrina Gemini, Unit # 6416 Channing Sutton, Unit # 6420 (Held in co. unit) Maximilian Thomas IV, Unit # 6459 The following units are located at 2394 Central Ave. McKinleyville, Ca, County of Humboldt and will be sold immediately following the sale of the above units. Daniel McElrath, Unit # 9229 Alberta Dunkle-Scates, Unit # 9265 Rex Baker, Unit # 9411 William Holden, Unit # 9534 The following units are located at 1641 Holly St. McKinleyville, Ca, County of Humboldt and will be sold immediately following the sale of the above units. Jedediah Dake, Unit # 2110 Angaline Parr, Unit # 3205 Marc Woods, Unit # 3109 William Montgomery, Unit # 5107 (Held in co. unit) Sarah Nichols, Unit # 6206 Samuel Chambers, Unit # 9115 (Held in co. unit) Items to be sold include, but are not limited to: Household furniture, office equipment, household appliances, exercise equipment, TVs, VCR, microwave, bikes, books, misc. tools, misc. camping equipment, misc. stereo equip. misc. yard tools, misc. sports equipment, misc. kids toys, misc. fishing gear, misc. computer components, and misc. boxes and bags contents unknown. Purchases must be paid for at the time of the sale in cash only. Anyone interested in attending the auction must sign in at 4055 Broadway Eureka CA. prior to 9:00 A.M. on the day of the auction, no exceptions. All

 DEPARTMENT OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE CONTROL 1105 6TH STREET, SUITE C EUREKA, CA 95501 707-445-7229 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR CHANGE IN OWNERSHIP OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE LICENSE

Date of Filing Application: January 5, 2012 To Whom It May Concern: The Name of the Applicant is: MAYLIES REWARD The applicant listed above is applying to the Department of Alcoholic Beverages Control to sell alcoholic beverages at: 517 F ST. EUREKA, CA 95501-1009 Type of License Applied for: 40-On-Sale Beer 1/19, 1/26, 2/2/2012 (12-22)

NOTICE OF SALE THE SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF HUMBOLDT IN THE MATTER OF: NO. PR090263 RUBY J. WILSON CONSERVATEE

   Notice is hereby given that, subject to confirmation by this Court, on February 9, 2012, at 2:00 p.m., or thereafter within the time allowed by law, in Department 8, of the above Court, the conservators of the person and the estate of the Ruby J. Wilson, will sell at private sale to the highest and best net bidder on the terms and conditions hereinafter mentioned, all right, title and interest that the conservatorship estate has acquired in addition to that of the conservatee in the real property located in Humboldt County, California, as described in Exhibit A, attached hereto.                   EXHIBIT A  All that real property in the City of Arcata, County of Humboldt, State of California, described as follows:   BEGINNING at a point which is 27.19 feet South and 87.31 feet West of the Northeast corner of Section 29, Township 6 North, Range 1 East, Humboldt Meridian; and running  thence South 17 degrees 25 minutes West, 84.43 feet to the true point of beginning of the land to be herein conveyed;  thence South 17 degrees 25 minutes West, 100 feet;   thence North 73 degrees 39 minutes West, 110 feet;  thence North 17 degrees 25 minutes East, 100 feet; thence South 73 degrees 39 minutes East, 110 feet; to the place of beginning. Reference is made to the survey of Sunset Addition No. 2 to the City of Arcata, filed December 12, 1939, in Book 11 of Surveys, page 42, in the Recorder’s Office of said Humboldt County.


2/2, 2/9, 2/16, 2/23/2012 (12-41)

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 12-00042

The following persons are doing business as BIGFOOT LAWN CARE at 1648 B St., Apt. B, Eureka, CA 95501, 1838 Harris St., Eureka, CA 95503. John William Pape 1838 Harris St. Eureka, CA 95503 Kevin Michael McLean 1648 B St., Apt. B Eureka, CA 95501 The business is conducted by Copartners. The registrants commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name listed above on n/a. /s Kevin McLean. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Humboldt County on January 18, 2012. CAROLYN CRNICH Humboldt County Clerk 2/2, 2/9, 2/16, 2/23/2012 (12-38)

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 12-00056

The following person is doing business as FAT RAT ENTERPRISES at 1303 Albee St., Eureka, CA 95501. Matthew R. Ruchong 5120 Lundblade Dr. Eureka, CA 95503 The business is conducted by An Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name listed above on 6/24/2004. /s Matthew R. Ruchong. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Humboldt County on January 24, 2012. CAROLYN CRNICH Humboldt County Clerk 2/2, 2/9, 2/16, 2/23/2012 (12-39)

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 12-00063

The following person is doing business as LOST COAST ESTATE SERVICES at 3950 Lissa Dr., Eureka, CA 95503, 3144 Broadway, Suite 4, Box 147, Eureka, CA 95501. David Aaron Heilner P.O. Box 264 Whitethorn, CA 95589 The business is conducted by An Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name listed above on 1/2/2012. /s David Aaron Heilner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Humboldt County on January 26, 2012. CAROLYN CRNICH Humboldt County Clerk 2/2, 2/9, 2/16, 2/23/2012 (12-44)

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 12-00066

The following person is doing business as HUMBOLDT REGENERATION at 2320 Central Ave., Unit F, McKinleyville, CA 95519. Jacob Richard Pressey 900 Eucalyptus Rd. McKinleyville, CA 95519 The business is conducted by An Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name listed above on

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 12-00032

The following person is doing business as IN STRIDE at 1345 Q St., Apt. A, Arcata, CA 95521. William Paul Moss 1345 Q St., Apt. A Arcata, CA 95521 The business is conducted by An Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name listed above on N/A. /s William Paul Moss. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Humboldt County on January 13, 2012. CAROLYN CRNICH Humboldt County Clerk 1/26, 2/2, 2/9, 2/16/2012 (12-32)

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 12-00034

The following persons are doing business as FORBES & ASSOCIATES at 1807 Central Avenue, McKinleyville, CA 95519, P.O. Box 814, Trinidad, CA 95570. Forbes Realty, Inc. 361 Main Street Trinidad, CA 95570 The business is conducted by A Corporation. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name listed above on 4/20/1992. /s Susan Forbes, President. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Humboldt County on January 17, 2012. CAROLYN CRNICH Humboldt County Clerk

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1. ____ muffin 5. “Poppycock!” 8. Key of Mozart’s “Requiem” 14. Answering machine insert 15. Prefix with sex 16. When many shops open 17. Philosophical concept that is the subject of a 1781 work by Immanuel Kant 19. Bugged 20. Verdi aria 21. “What ____ care?” 23. Many moons 24. “____ the season ...”

25. Protected land 30. Opposite of WSW 31. Couple 32. Mournful poems 33. Surrealist Magritte 35. Conclude 37. Some ski lifts 38. Romantic verse starter 42. Baseball’s Jorge and Sammy 45. Baton Rouge sch. 46. Phobia 50. Went against 53. Ranch handle 55. Pie ____ mode 56. Political issue championed by Bill Clinton

58. “And we’ll ____ a cup o’ kindness yet”: Burns 59. Singer DiFranco 60. He’s next to Teddy on Mount Rushmore 61. Something to stop on or turn on 63. Francis and Kevin 66. Together again ... or a clue to solving 17-, 25-, 38- and 56-Across 69. One with a mortgage, e.g. 70. Gore and Franken 71. Car brand whose name comes from the Latin word for “listen” 72. Gofer’s job 73. Perjure oneself 74. Go across

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 12-00035

The following persons are doing business as FORBES & ASSOCIATES at 361 Main Street, Trinidad, CA 95570, P.O. Box 814, Trinidad, CA 95570. Forbes Realty, Inc. 361 Main Street Trinidad, CA 95570 The business is conducted by A Corporation. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name listed above on 4/20/1992. /s Susan Forbes, President. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Humboldt County on January 17, 2012. CAROLYN CRNICH Humboldt County Clerk 1/26, 2/2, 2/9, 2/16/2012 (12-33)

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 12-00044

The following person is doing business as DEL REY CHIROPRACTIC HEALTH CLINIC at 1989 Harrison St., Eureka, CA 95501.

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1. Subject of many a joke 2. Bullish 3. Revolted 4. Insect repellent 5. Subway alternative 6. “I’ll take that as ____” 7. Like Gandhi 8. A Baldwin 9. Big Apple mass transit syst. 10. Dutch banking giant

11. Where “Nollywood” is a big film industry 12. Bogey 13. Rash feature 18. Polly, to Tom Sawyer 22. Mineral deposit 26. Blows away 27. Ring ____ 28. French resort town 29. Lines of a musical staff 34. ____ Good Feelings

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49. Made hand over fist 51. Rubbed out or off 52. Society newcomer 54. Marvel Comics hero 57. Undomesticated 62. “Buenos ____” 64. ____ tight schedule 65. Former Giants All Star pitcher Robb 67. Film director Roth 68. Don’t waste

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The following person is doing business as HIGH COUNTRY HAULERS at 1111 Vista Dr., Fortuna, CA 95540. Casey Charles Kellogg 1111 Vista Dr. Fortuna, CA 95540 The business is conducted by An Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name listed above on n/a. /s Casey Kellogg. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Humboldt County on January 17, 2012. CAROLYN CRNICH Humboldt County Clerk

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 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 12-00036

The following persons are doing business as PANGEAN FARMS at 778 Tompkins Hill Rd., Fortuna, CA 95540, P.O. Box 9009, Eureka, CA 95502. Takasha Young 1488 Santa Clara St. Eureka, CA 95501 Monte Young 1488 Santa Clara St. Eureka, CA 95501 The business is conducted by A Married Couple. The registrants commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name listed above on n/a. /s Takasha Young. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Humboldt County on January 23, 2012. CAROLYN CRNICH Humboldt County Clerk

1/27/2012. /s Jacob Pressey. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Humboldt County on January 27, 2012. CAROLYN CRNICH Humboldt County Clerk

CROSSWORD By David Levinson Wilk

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 12-00052

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AP#505-042-004   This property is commonly referred to as 2494 and 2494 ½ Eye Street, Arcata, California, AP#505041-004.   The sale is subject to current taxes, covenants, conditions, restrictions, reservations, rights, rights-ofway and easements of record, with any encumbrances of record to be satisfied from the purchase price.  Bids or offers are invited for this property and must be in writing and will be received at the office of Timothy J. Wykle, Mathews, Kluck, Walsh & Wykle, LLP, 100 M Street, Eureka, California, attorneys for the conservators at any time after the first publication of this notice and before any sale is made.  The property will be sold on the following terms: cash or such credit terms and conditions as are acceptable to the undersigned and to the court. Ten percent of the amount bid to accompany the offer by certified check. Dated: January 10, 2012 MATHEWS, KLUCK, WALSH & WYKLE, LLP s/ Timothy J. Wykle, Attorney for Robert and Debra Wilson

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Is my Fictitious Business Name Statement good forever

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Your fictitious business name

statement will expire five years from the date it was last filed with the County Clerk. You have 40 days from the expiration date to renew your FBNS with the County. A new statement does not need to be published unless there has been a change in the information required in the expired statement. If any changes occur then you must file a new FBNS and have published again. Within 30 days from the stamped refiling date, you must begin publishing the statement in the newspaper. If you publish it in the North Coast Journal for the required four weeks, on the last day of publication a “proof of publication” will be sent to the County Clerk to complete the filing process. The cost for running your ficticious business name in the North Coast Journal is a flat $50 fee.

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AMENDED ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NO. CV120027 SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF HUMBOLDT 825 FIFTH STREET EUREKA, CA 95501

continued from previous page. Joseph Brosnan 1989 Harrison St. Eureka, CA 95501 The business is conducted by An Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name listed above on N/A. /s Joseph Brosnan. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Humboldt County on January 18, 2012. CAROLYN CRNICH Humboldt County Clerk 1/26, 2/2, 2/9, 2/16/2012 (12-28)

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 12-00049

The following person is doing business as DANCE WITH DEBBIE at 426 F Street, Eureka, CA 95501, 4301 Cedar Street, Eureka, CA 95503. Deborah Ann Weist 4301 Cedar Street 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 Deborah A. Weist. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Humboldt County on January 23, 2012. CAROLYN CRNICH Humboldt County Clerk 1/26, 2/2, 2/9, 2/16/2012 (12-35)

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 12-00016

The following person is doing business as FRIENDLY FLOWERS at 393 Central Ave., Fields Landing, CA 95537, P.O. Box 363, Fields Landing, CA 95537. Kristin K. Shirley 393 Central Ave. Fields Landing, CA 95537 The business is conducted by An Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name listed above on N/A. /s Kristen K. Shirley. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Humboldt County on January 6, 2012. CAROLYN CRNICH Humboldt County Clerk 1/19, 1/26, 2/2, 2/9/2012 (12-25)

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 12-00028

The following persons are doing business as OLD TOWN COFFEE & CHOCOLATES at 211 F Street, Eureka, CA 95501. Coastline Partners Inc. 211 F Street Eureka, CA 95501 The business is conducted by A Corporation. The registrants commenced to transact business under the ficti-

tious business name listed above on 9/2002. /s Cathy Kunkler, CEO. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Humboldt County on January 13, 2012. CAROLYN CRNICH Humboldt County Clerk 1/19, 1/26, 2/2, 2/9/2012 (12-26)

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 12-00001

The following person is doing business as HUMBOLDT HUMMUS at 100 Ericson Ct., Arcata, CA 95521, P.O. Box 2312, McKinleyville, CA 95519. Gil Spitz 1461 Airport Rd. 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 Gil Spitz. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Humboldt County on January 3, 2012. CAROLYN CRNICH Humboldt County Clerk 1/12, 1/19, 1/26, 2/2/2012 (12-13)

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 12-00010

The following person is doing business as TWO BIT JUKEBOX at 2141 Tydd Street, Apt. 518, Eureka, CA 95501. Steven A. Coach 2141 Tydd Street, Apt. 518 Eureka, CA 95501 The business is conducted by An Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name listed above on N/A. /s Steven A. Coach. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Humboldt County on January 4, 2012. CAROLYN CRNICH Humboldt County Clerk 1/12, 1/19, 1/26, 2/2/2012 (12-14)

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 12-00021

The following person is doing business as FOLIE DOUCE at 1551 N. G St., Arcata, CA 95521. Hollen Unlimited, LLC 2118 Frederick Ave. Arcata, CA 95521 The business is conducted by A Limited Liability Company. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name listed above on N/A. /s Christine Hollen, President. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Humboldt County on January 9, 2012. CAROLYN CRNICH Humboldt County Clerk

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PETITION OF: WILLIAM JOHN NEVINS TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner: WILLIAM JOHN NEVINS for a decree changing names as follows: Present name WILLIAM JOHN NEVINS to Proposed Name WILLIAM JOHN WARWICK III THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING Date: March 14, 2012 Time: 1:45 p.m. The address of the court is: Same as noted above, Dept. 8 Date: January 19, 2012 Filed: January 19, 2012 /s/ DALE A. REINHOLTSEN Judge of the Superior Court 2/2, 2/9, 2/16, 2/23/2012 (12-36)

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NO. CV110830 SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF HUMBOLDT 825 FIFTH STREET EUREKA, CA 95501

PETITION OF: KELLEY SALCEDO MORENO AND MAGDALENO MORENO TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner: KELLEY SALCEDO MORENO AND MAGDALENO MORENO for a decree changing names as follows: Present name ANTHONY SALCEDO ALLEN to Proposed Name NENO SALCEDO MORENO THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING Date: February 29, 2012

Time: 1:45 p.m. The address of the court is: Same as noted above, Dept. 8 Date: January 3, 2012 Filed: January 4, 2012 /s/ DALE A. REINHOLTSEN Judge of the Superior Court 1/12, 1/19, 1/26, 2/2/2012 (12-18)

NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF PATRICIA ANNE JACKSON CASE NO. PR120021

To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of: PATRICIA ANNE JACKSON. A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by LAUREN PIERSALL HISATOMI in the Superior Court of California, County of Humboldt. THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that LAUREN PIERSALL HISATOMI 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 February 23, 2012 at 1:50 p.m. at the Superior Court of California, County of Humboldt, 825 Fifth Street, Eureka, in Dept. 8. IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of the deceased, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within four months from the date of first issuance of letters as provided in Probate Code Section 9100. The time for filing claims will not expire before four months from the hearing date noticed above. YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. ATTORNEY FOR PETITIONER: KENNETH M. BAREILLES ATTORNEY AT LAW 533 E STREET EUREKA, CA 95501

(707) 443-9338 JANUARY 26, 2012 SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA COUNTY OF HUMBOLDT 2/2, 2/9, 2/16/2012 (12-40)

NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF WINNIE REBECCA WILLIAMS aka WINNIE R. WILLIAMS aka WINNIE WILLIAMS CASE NO. PR120006

To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of: WINNIE REBECCA WILLIAMS aka WINNIE R. WILLIAMS aka WINNIE WILLIAMS. A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by JAMES W. WILLIAMS, JR. in the Superior Court of California, County of Humboldt. THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that JAMES W. WILLIAMS, JR. 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. A HEARING on the petition will be held on February 16, 2012 at 1:50 p.m. at the Superior Court of California, County of Humboldt, 825 Fifth Street, Eureka, in Dept. 8. IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of the deceased, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within four months from the date of first issuance of letters as provided in Probate Code Section 9100. The time for filing claims will not expire before four months from the hearing date noticed above. YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. PETITIONER: JAMES W. WILLIAMS, JR. 3417 NEVADA STREET EUREKA, CA 95501 (707) 445-2915 JANUARY 9, 2012 SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA COUNTY OF HUMBOLDT 1/19, 1/26, 2/2/2012 (12-24)

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MANUFACTURED HOME. 14 wide, 2bd/1ba, in Azalea Park, 2637 Hidden Terrace, McKinleyville. Lot 80x70. $26,000. (707) 838-7653. (RE-0202) LOT FOR SALE. Lot #6 of Alta Sierra Estates, Unit #16, Nevada County. For more information, call (707) 205-7118 or (707) 205-7117. (RE-0308) LOT FOR SALE. Lot #1994 in Coppercove subdivision at Lake Tulloch, Calaveras County. For more information, call (707)2057118 or (707) 205-7117. (RE-0308) 40 ACRES WITH HOUSE AND BARN. Fenced pasture land in Elk River. For pricing and more information call S&W Properties 707-443-2246. (RE-1227) 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)

Auto

Buy/Sell/Trade

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

Buy/Sell/Trade

WINTER SALE: EVERYTHING 20% OFF. Jan. 24-Feb. 4. Dream Quest Thrift Store In Willow Creek: Helping Provide Opportunities for Local Youth. (BST-0202) THE BEAD LADY. For all your needs in beads! Glass beads, leather, shells, findings, jewelry. Kathy Chase Owner, 76 Country Club Dr Ste 5, Willow Creek. 530629-3540. krchase@yahoo.com. (BST-1227)

Lucky Gnome!

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Pets PAWS OFF MY HERBS. 8% OFF SALE! Bulk herbs aren’t taxed and Buster still gets a break. It’s a dog’s life. Dot’s Vitality, Dot’s Veggie Vitality and Dot’s Arthritis. Find Dot’s at: Moonrise Herbs, Arcata, Humboldt Herbals, Eureka, or order online at wwwhumboldtherbals.com (P-0223)

OVERWHELMED WITH STUFF? Are your crowded shelves an earthquake hazard? List it all here. 442-1400. VISA/MC

PLACE YOUR PET AD!

Auto

2007 VFR 800 HONDA INTERCEPTOR. 79k. Blue Book $8900, asking $7000 w/consider $ and 4 wheel/pickup. 460-0252. (A-0202)

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Business Rentals

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

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Music

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Pets

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HUMBOLDT HOUSE CLEANING. Rentals, Estates, Residential. Gift Certificates Available! Licensed & Bonded #3860. 707-444-2001. (S-0412) CLARITY WINDOW CLEANING. Services available. Call Julie 8391518. (S-1227) TAI CHI GARDENER. Maintaining balance in your yard. Well equipt. Maintenance + Projects 18 yrs experience. Call Orion 825-8074. taichigardener.com (S-0426)

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Get a FREE computer analysis ($125 value) by telling us you saw this ad in the Feb. North Coast Journal.

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A-1 STEAM CARPET CLEANING. Ask us about our $99.00 2 room special. Also now offering Green Guard 442-3229 ext 13 (S-1227) DISORGANIZED? HIRE A PRO! Paper, clutter, kitchens, closets. A.D.D. specialist. Experienced, Affordable, Friendly. Claire Josefine 268-8585. www.clairejosefine. com. (S-0223) MCKEEVER ENERGY AND ELECTRIC. Residential, commercial, industrial and agricultural. Electrical contracting and design. Renewable energy. Energy efficiency and sustainability. Energy consulting, documentation and field verification. Contact Nate McKeever at 707-822-0100 or info@mckeeverenergyandelectric.com or visit www.mckeeverenergyandelectric. com. Lic. # CA C10 876832 (S-1227) WRITING CONSULTANT/EDITOR. Fiction, nonfiction, poetry. Dan Levinson, MA, MFA. 443-8373. www.ZevLev.com. (S-0223)

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3rd Eye Computer Service

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CATCH-LIGHT PHOTOGRAPHY’S 25th Anniversary sale, 25% off all Weddings, Portraits and Events. (707) 845-4160 www.catch-light. com. (S-0913) ARCATA CLEANING COMPANY. The non-toxic cleaning solution for your home or office. 707-8227819. (S-1227) ERIC’S SERVICES. Home Repair, Maintenance, Affordable Prices (707) 499-4828. (S-0809) ALLIANCE LAWN & GARDEN CARE. Affordable, Dependable, and Motivated Yard maintenance. We’ll take care of all your basic lawn and garden needs. Including hedging, trimming, mowing, and hauling. Call for estimates (707) 834-9155, (707) 825-1082. (S-0524) SEWING SERVICE. Stitch in Time repairs & alterations. Fri. and Sat. 11 a.m.- 5 p.m. 1038 11th street, Arcata. 707-496-3447 (S-1227)

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Services

Music

GUITAR/PIANO LESSONS. All ages, beginning and intermediate. Seabury Gould 444-8507. (M-1227) ROAD TRIX ENTERTAINMENT. Live Music. Private Parties, Bars, Gatherings of all Kinds. Bookings, Bradley Dean, 832-7419. (M-0209) VIOLIN, VIOLA LESSONS. Two months free rental w/lessons. Also Weddings, Instrument Sales. Stefan Vaughan, 442-0689 (M0209) MUSIC LESSONS. Piano, Guitar, Voice, Flute, etc. Piano tuning, Instrument repair. Digital multitrack recording. (707) 476-9239. (M-0223) PIANO LESSONS. Beginners, all ages. Experienced. Judith Louise 476-8919. (M-1227)

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1-800-273-TALK

YoutH serViCe bureau YoutH & familY Crisis Hotline

444-2273

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

Community

LIFETREE CAFE: JOIN THE CONVERSATION. It’s 2012. Will the world end this year or in 10 billion years? Discussion on the Apocalypse, Sun., Feb. 5, 7 p.m. Lifetree Café, 76 13th St., Arcata. Free Admission. Questions, Contact Bob Dipert 672-2919, bobdipert@ hotmail.com. (C-0202) PREGNANT? CONSIDERING ADOPTION? Talk with caring agency specializing in matching Birthmothers with Families nationwide. LIVING EXPENSES PAID. Call 24/7 Abby’s One True Gift Adoptions 866-413-6293 (Void in Illinois) (AAN CAN) (C-0202) 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 Myrna. (C-0726)

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transformation consciousness expansion to enhance overall well-being

Pacific

Birth Services

~energy work~

Marny Friedman 707-839-5910

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Swedish, Deep Tissue & Therapeutic Massage.

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Birth and Postpartum Doula Breastfeeding Counseling and Home-Visits Childbirth Education Workshops Dancing for Birth Classes

I work with families of all income levels.

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is re-opening her private practice specializing in TBI and other neurological problems, health challenges, anxiety and depression.

Call 362-6951

Ongoing Classes Workshops Private Sessions Diana Nunes Mizer Parent Educator

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24-hour online verification

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CRANIAL SACRAL THERAPY. Infused with Shiatsu, Quantum Touch Healing, Energywork. Crescent City, (517) 974-0460. (MB-0726) DID YOU USE THE OSTEOPOROSIS DRUG. FOSAMAX (Alendronate) during 2000- Feb. 2008? If you experienced a femur fracture (upper leg), you may be entitled to compensation. Attorney Charles Johnson 1-800-535-5727. (MB-0202) LEARN TO MANAGE YOUR MOOD. And feel good anytime with Neuro-Linguistic Programming. NLP Playshops, 6 p.m., 2nd and 4th Wednesdays. 920 Samoa Blvd., #223, Arcata. $10 drop-in fee. Dave Berman, Certified Hypnotist, Life Coach & Master Practitioner of NLP. (707) 845-3749. www.ManifestPositivity.com. Helping the YOUniverse conspire on your behalf. (MB-0202) NATURAL FAMILY PLANNING/ FERTILITY AWARENESS CLASS. Safe, effective, fun, women & men, all ages. Call Marla Joy (707) 845-4307, marla_joy@suddenlink. net (MB-0426)

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NEEDING SOME SUPPORT RIGHT NOW? Experienced counselor & therapist Linda Nesbitt, MSW, LCSW (Lic#18830) is expanding her practice and welcoming new clients. Focusing on stress/anxiety, depression, grief/loss, trauma recovery, relationship challenges and postpartum support. EMDR Advanced Trained. (707) 268-0929. (MB-0426) GENUINE CLEANSING REJUVENATION. Certified Holistic Massage for Women. Happy New Year’s Couple Special, 1hr. $50, 1 1/2 hr. $70, 2 1/2 hr. $120, soaking tub available. Call Brittny (707) 445-7919 (MB-0202) TAROT AS AN EVOLUTIONARY PATH. Classes in Eureka and Arcata. Private mentorships, readings. Carolyn Ayres, 442-4240, www. tarotofbecoming.com. (MB-0216) JUPITERS LIGHT ASTROLOGY READING. The Sacred Geometry of Our Lives. Indivdual, Family & Relationship Readings. Shakati L. Walsh, MA Spiritual Phychology, MS Educational Counseling. (707) 616-3163, shakatiwalsk@yahoo. com (MB-1227)

COACHING FOR PERSONAL EVOLUTION WITH REBECCA OWEN. Access your wholeness by cultivating your Presence in the Now and learning to clear old patterns. 822-5253. (MB-0920) THE SPINE IS YOUR CONDUIT FOR LIFE-FORCE ENERGY. Open to the Alignment of Your Whole Self: Chiropractic by Dr. Scott Winkler, D.C. and Energy Work by Rebecca Owen. 822-1676. (MB-0920) MOSAIC MASSAGE. Customized pressure and style by Heather, Massage Therapist with 10 years experience. Swedish, Deep Tissue, Prenatal, Reflexology. Located at Om Shala Yoga, Arcata, (707) 3622821 (MB-0209) 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)

HIGHER EDUCATION FOR SPIRITUAL UNFOLDMENT. Bachelors, Masters, D.D./Ph.D., distance learning, University of Metaphysical Sciences. Bringing professionalism to metaphysics. (707) 822-2111 (MB-1227) ZUMBA. Latin-inspired fitness program using international music and various dance styles including Salsa, Cumbia, Merengue and Reggaeton for a great cardio workout. Every Mon. and Thurs. at the Bayside Grange 6-7 p.m., 2297 Jacoby Creek Rd. $6/$4 Grange members. Every Wed. 6-7 p.m. in Fortuna at the Mon. Club, 610 Main St. Every Tue. at the Trinidad Town Hall 12 p.m. and every Thur. at Eureka Vets Hall 12 p.m. Marla Joy 707-845-4307. (MB-1227) NORTHCOAST AIKIDO FOUNDATION. Instructing non-violent martial arts since 1978. Mon.-Fri., 6-7:30 pm. Adult Beginning Special: 6 weeks for $99, enrollment ongoing. Children’s classes Mon. or Wed., 4-5 pm, $40/month. Visitors welcome! 890 G Street, Arcata, entrance around back. 826-9395. www.northcoastaikido. org. (MB-1227) 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.


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Happy Chinese New Year! Come see us at Arts Alive!

Call Us with Any Questions HumboldtAcupuncture.com

ASTROLOGY & TAROT. With Salina Rain: Readings, Counseling and Classes. Mon., 1:25 p.m. KHSU 90.5 FM. (707) 668-5408. astro@ salinarain.com, www.salinarain. com. (MB-1227) DANCE-FIT. Dance, aerobics & strength training all in one class! Mon., Wed. & Fri. 9-10 a.m First class is free. Drop in for $5 per class or 14 classes for $55. No Limits tap & jazz studio, corner of 10th & K st. Arcata. 825-0922 (MB-1227) BE A LIFE SAVER! Your blood donation is always needed!! Call the Northern California Community Blood Bank. Call for Bloodmobile schedule. 2524 Harrison St., Eureka, 443-8004

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“To be a tourist is my goal this year,” says Kelly. “I want to make sure I see and do all the touristy things in Humboldt County.” Kelly worked at Murphy’s when she was 19 and then lived for a while in tornado country: Oklahoma. She has now been back at Murphy’s for about four months. Kelly and her boyfriend, Nick, the produce manager at Glendale’s Murphy’s, are true music aficionados. Their current favorite genre is dustup. Kelly says, “My dad, Rex Grow, instilled in me the love of music via BB King, Eric Clapton and the Eagles.” Every day Kelly sees a member of her family... cousins, uncles or aunts at Murphy’s. She has at least 36 cousins! If they are not listening to music, Kelly and Nick are trying to win the coveted painted wood “Fork of Victory” in a friendly culinary cook-off among their friends! Remember, everything you need for a great meal can always be found at Murphy’s Market!

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