Thursday, September 18, 2014

Is Trionidad Really The Best Place To Be?

Is Trinidad Really The Best Place To Be? According to the Mad River Union Newspaper it is.
Trinidad Lighthouse

Click the link and read why. Also Tastin' Trinidad is going on tonight from 5:30pm to 7:30 tonight more info at the Mad River Union link.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

$8-Thousand Dollar Government Grants Scam?

I got a  call on my cell phone today from a person that said they worked for the Department of Health and Human Services. They had all of my information and wanted to set me up with someone else that would tell me how to get $8-thousand dollars of easy grant money. I asked what the person's phone number was as they had blocked it saying it was restricted and they got a bit rude with me. I replied that they are the ones that called me and are blocking their number. I told them that I write about stuff like this and that a grant for $8,000.00 dollars sounded like something many of us in Humboldt County could use. I told him that there are people here that specialize in applying for grants that work for local non profits. The guy whom I could barely understand due to his thick accent kept interrupting me and saying,"don't you want the money?" I told him I did but that I wanted to share this with everyone since it was such a great thing so I needed more information about the program. He started to get mad and told me that it was only for 15 hundred people in the country. When I asked him why Health and Human Services was reaching out by calling people he told me to shut up. That's when I confirmed to myself that this person did not work for the government and I replied F*#@! Off and hung up on him.

He tried to call me back with the phone number 011 7 968 393-83-93, this time it wasn't blocked however, that isn't a normal phone number.

I followed up by calling Health & Human Services and was referred to a scam hotline which is 800-HHS-TIPS. After a short menu selection I was greeted by a kind gentleman that said that HHS does not call people offering grants. He said the phone number I was called back on was out of the country but that it didn't mean that much as many scamsters use what appear to be local numbers too.

I was given a reference number and sent to a web site to finish my report.

I also saw this online from the Better Business Beureau about a similar sounding scam.

Don't get scammed by people wanting you to send them money. Clark Howard talks about this stuff all the time but not everyone listens to the radio so I am spreading the word here. 

Water Disruptions In Trinidad Today

The Trinidad Water Department is busy this morning trying to find the location of a significant leak in their system. Parts of the town have been and will be subject to their water being shut off as crews work to find and isolate the leaky pipe.

Jackie at Beach Comber Cafe next to the Trinidad Town Hall said by phone today that the city had sent some paperwork yesterday to warn local businesses about the possible shutoff today. Jackie said they had water as of 9:15 this morning but it was shut off just a couple of properties over from her.

Since the leak is yet to be found, no one actually knows or can predict when this will all be fixed or how bad the damage is.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

The Underpass In Trinidad Is Almost Done - The Fog Came In

 The other side of the Trinidad under crossing features a boat and other nautical themes.

 The fog came in thick at around 6 pm north of McKinleyville tonight. In town you couldn't see more than a block or so.
This last one looks like it has some smoke in it. It also has a bit of sunset in it and is aimed higher at the sky looking west just north east of town.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Eureka Vet Center 9/11 Open House And BBQ

Open House at Veterans CenterEureka on 9/11/2014

Tomorrow as part of the national day of service and remembrance in honor of those who have served us, all vet centers in the Pacific Western Region are hosting an open house event with an emphasis on highlighting the healing services offered to our transitioning warriors.

The Eureka Vet Center would like to invite all veterans, their families, members of the community and other stakeholders to a hosted BBQ being held at 2830 G street – Henderson Center – Eureka from 2 to 7 pm.

With a focus on readjustment and reintegration needs following military service, the open house is an opportunity for veterans of all era’s to connect with one another and their community.

The vet Center will also offer informational seminars addressing ares commonly found to be problematic with veterans who have experienced trauma in the military including Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Stress Management and Sleep Problems.

There will be a free BBQ including Tri-Tip, hamburgers, hotdogs, side dishes and refreshments free of charge to everyone that comes (BBQ 4 to 7 PM)

There will also be entertainment for kids such as Wii Games, face painting and other family fun activities for all ages.

                                                  Schedule of events

2;00 pm    Vet Center flag pole rededication and moment of silence honoring the victims of 9/11 and those who have made the ultimate sacrifice in service to our country.

2:30 pm   PTSD and The Family – A 30 minute seminar

3:30 pm   Stress Reduction – 30 minute seminar

4:00 pm   Sleep Hygien (what ever that is) – 30 minute seminar

4:00 – 7:00 pm  BBQ!

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Trinidad Art Nights Photos

Blues Rhythm Review in front of Strawberry Rock Gallery and Lighthouse Grill.

Bergeron Winery was also in the spirit with their wine tasting room looking out into the redwoods as well as Salty's. That's where we found some sausages and albacore wrapped in bacon on a Webber Grill.  And there was salmon too but the piece in the picture didn't make it.
Eric Hann and Dee Hemingway did a simple bass, vocal duet at Trinidad Town Hall as a fundraiser for Big Lagoon School. 
After party was at Ocean Grove with High Crimes Joe Dominick Band

Friday, September 5, 2014

California's Eel River Has Dried Up-Video

Even in dry years, the Eel River has at least had some water make it all the way to the Pacific Ocean but yesterday things changed. 

The Potter Valley Project removes much of the water from the Eel River and sends it south to the Russian River to be used mostly for wine grapes. Even with this, there is usually some flow left for Salmon.

US Senator Joe Liberman, WTC 7 Did Not Occur