Tuesday, October 30, 2012

100 Percent Chance Of Heavy Rain Wednesday

I looked at the forecast for tomorrow here near Trinidad. 100% chance of heavy rain it says.  I guess that pretty much settles it.
Nexrad Radar

Sunday, October 28, 2012

NSA Analyst Proves GOP Is Stealing The Vote

Voting Machine Hacked To Play Pac Man
They are only doing it in large cities and precincts but an analyst says he has proven that Republicans are indeed stealing the vote. The fact that this can happen has been Brad  Blog's charge since he came on the scene to warn us against paperless electronic voting machines. This story however, does not include Brad Friedman.

By Denis G. Campbell andCharley James
(c) 25 October 2012 
UPDATED: Why is Mitt Romney so confident?
In states where the winner will be decided by less than 10%, of the vote he already knows he will win. This is no tinfoil hat conspiracy. It’s a maths problem.  Read More

Here is another story about hacking electronic voting machines from The Christian Science Monitor

Saturday, October 27, 2012

7.7 Quake On West Coast Of British Columbia Tsunami Warning Issued

The Tsunami Warning is north of California and should not effect Trinidad or the Humboldt coast to any serious degree. Click here for details. 
The weather channel says evacuations have been ordered for parts of the Hawaiian Islands. Tsunami are expected to arrive there by 1:30 Am Pacific time here in California. The Tsunamis will last for a while according to CNN. 

Update: Live stream from Hawaii

17" Wave hits Crescent City California

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

The Humboldt Sentinel Co-Sponsors Presidential Debate Tonight

Larry King will moderate tonight's Presidential Debate that starts at 6:00 pm Pacific. 

Two of the major players won't be there though, President Obama and Governor Mitt Romney will be absent. Gary Johnson (Libertarian Party), Jill Stein (Green Party), Virgil Goode (Constitution Party) and Rocky Anderson (Justice Party) will give for differing points of view on how to best run this country. 

This debate will not air on CNN, FOX, NBC or any other main stream news outlet.  Instead you can watch the debate at Free Speech TV, RT tv, C-SPAN or locally on Access Humboldt cable channel 11.

Local news blog The Humboldt Sentinel is co-sponsoring the debate.  They have more on this here.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

College Cove Perfect Weather Today

College Cove, just north of Trinidad State Beach. It was a fantastic Sunday for a short walk.

So why not walk in one of the most beautiful settings in the world. This is an easy walk for young children and older people and even those that are out of shape. 

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Every Picture Tells A Story Donut?

This morning the sky looked like there were supposed to be musical notes drawn into the lines. It was a beautiful day and everyone was jet setting or surfing the magnificent surf that was not so large but was breaking nicely. 

The U.S. Coast Guard flew over the scene as the sun was setting over Pilot Rock and Trinidad Bay. They flew over my house a bit  later on.
 Who could blame them. It was a perfect night to catch a wave or go for a flight. There were no donuts involved in the making of this post. Sorry, I lied about that part to get your attention. 

Trinidad Bay California at sunset.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Trinidad Ramp Closures All Week / Lighthouse Grill Review

If you're heading to Trinidad this week there are two things that you should know. First is that the Lighthouse Grill is now open and second is that there will be road closures.
Caltrans has announced that there will be intermittent full closures of the US 101 north bound off ramp and on ramp Monday - Friday from 9 pm until 6 am. The southbound on ramp will also face closures this week so plan accordingly.

Now about that Lighthouse Grill, they are indeed open 11 am until 8 pm and closed Wednesdays. Located just feet from the freeway in front of Murphy's Market and across from the post office it has location, location going for it.  I had the pleasure of having dinner there last night. I had a Humboldt Grass Fed burger with cheese and bacon and fries. The bun seemed to be homemade and it had some density to it but was not too heavy.  I washed it down with a Steelhead beer on tap. They have an IPA and Lost Coast Brewery root beer also on tap. Wine is also available. There are,  among other things salads, chicken, beef brisket and fish n' chips and what I think was a surf board with daily specials on it. They also have a homemade savory waffle cone made there and filled with mash potatoes and gravy for $3.00 add a dollar and you can get cheese and bacon on top of that or go all the way and for 5 dollars you can have all that and beef brisket.
They make their own ice cream cones also, as well as the ice cream itself. They had about 6 or 8 flavors last night from a honey gram or chocolate chip mint to the salted caramel, that's the one I had. It was fantastic. If you cant' decide they have spoon samples.

In closing, the food is great and the new owners, Chuck and Sherry Vanderpool, seem to be great people. They try to get their ingredients from as many local sources as possible and can be found frequenting local farmers markets when they are in season. They have been doing this for their delivery business "Humboldt Homemade Meals" so they already know where the good stuff is at. 

Their hours again ,11 am to 8 pm closed Wednesdays.
The off ramp closures again for you Cher Ae' Heights folks is off and on intermediate closures 9 pm till 6 am all this week through Friday. You can also try calling 1-800-427-7623 for current closures or go to www.dot.ca.gov.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Stand Down Is Friday Not Saturday

See previous post for story.  The original headline for the Stand Down post said it was Saturday but it is in fact this Friday.

Sorry for any confusion.

Veterans North Coast Stand Down Friday In Eureka

This years North Coast Stand Down is a one day event on Friday, October 12th., 2012.  Formerly a three day event, this now one day event is designed to bring veterans and veterans services together in one place.

Formerly held at the Fairgrounds in Ferndale, the Stand Down is now held at the Eureka Veterans Hall at 1018 H. Street. 

There will be transportation from McKinleyville and Arcata this year. Meet at either the Safeway totem pole in Mack Town, or the Arcata library at 8:30 am and 11:30 am. 

Hunter S. Thompson's FBI File Partially Destroyed


    FBI destroyed part of Hunter S. Thompson’s file (via Raw Story )
       The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) admitted this week that portions of a detailed file on legendary outlaw journalist Hunter S. Thompson were destroyed during the Clinton administration. Responding to a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request by Argus Leader reporter Cody Winchester, the…

Monday, October 8, 2012

So How Long Did Democrats Really Control Congress Under Obama?

Not very long.  It turns out that it was about 5 months if you don't account for the 2 months they were off during summer recess.

Check it out from Outside The Beltway

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Trinidad Arts Night Showcase New Venue, The Lighthouse Cafe.

Trinidad Arts Night Showcase New Venue, The Lighthouse Cafe.

The lights were on, the patio had people in it, there were wonderful smells in the air and it was the soft opening of The Lighthouse Cafe in Trinidad Ca.  The new digs had art work from Bea Stanley on the walls and live music from Joe Garceau. It was after all, Trinidad Arts Night.

I would have stayed as I was invited by one of the owners while taking pictures but I had a prior engagement. The vibe was good and people seemed happy sampling morsels of food that will be on sale Monday, October 8th. when they officially open.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Eureka To Introduce New Anti-Homeless Laws

By Charles Douglas
Humboldt Sentinel

It’s not every day when Eureka looks to follow the example of Arcata.
Photo from The Humboldt Sentinel
Turning decades of municipal rivalry on its head, Eureka is looking up to its smaller municipal brethren across Humboldt Bay — at least when it comes to firing off a fresh round of anti-homeless laws.
Fresh on the heels of a 4-1 Council approval of stiffening the ban on sleeping in public by boosting the legal definition of this famous crime from an infraction to a misdemeanor, City Attorney Cyndy Day-Wilson has cooked up two separate sets of amendments to city code on the eve of next month’s general election — one in which the sole dissenting Councilmember, Linda Atkins, faces stiff opposition for her Ward Two seat.
Keep reading here at the Humboldt Sentinel

Monday, October 1, 2012

This Is The Best Time To Come To The North Coast

Sunset looking West from the lighthouse in Trinidad Ca. today.

Arcata Police Looking For Fraud Suspects. Do You Know These Women?

Do you know these two women? They are persons of 

interest in a fraud case.

 If you know the identity of either of these people, please 

contact the Arcata Police Department at 822-2428 or leave 

an anonymous message on the APD Crime Tip Line at 825-


California Republican Party Breaks With National Party Over Tax Breaks

The national Republican Party has had the platform that lower taxes on business means more jobs. The Governor of California just sided with that philosophy and now the local Republicans in California are up in arms over tax cuts for business because they say it doesn't work. In fact they say, "that sound economic logic doesn't apply to every other aspect of the economy".

Image from my Republican brother
Here is a press release from the California Republican Party that was just released today.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                      CRP Communications
October 1, 2012                                                          (916) 448-9496

California Republican Party Statement on Gov. Brown Signing Bill Extending Tax Breaks for Film Industry
BURBANK -- The California Republican Party today made the follwing statement regarding California Governor Jerry Brown signing Assembly Bill 2026, which extends the $100 million annual tax break for California motion picture companies:

"Gov. Brown just signed the bill that extends tax breaks for the film industry. Presumably, the Governor believes that the lower tax rates will provide incentives for more films to be made here, resulting in more jobs. More jobs will result in more tax revenue because working people pay more taxes.

"Someone needs to ask the Governor why that sound economic logic doesn't apply to every other aspect of the economy. We need to ask Gov. Brown why he wants want to raise taxes on small businesses through Prop 30 but lower them for the film industry?"

US Senator Joe Liberman, WTC 7 Did Not Occur