Wednesday, July 31, 2013

31st. Hiroshima, Nagasaki Remembrance Floating Lantern Ceremony Saturday

Every year on or around August 3rd, people gather at Klopp Lake at the Arcata Marsh to launch floating lanterns to remember the victims of the U.S. bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
Photo from City of Arcata

The event this Saturday starts at the Arcata Farmers Market between 9 am and 1:30 pm. where people can make their lanterns. They say get there early because supplies are limited. Later that night at 7:30 pm, people will gather at Klopp Lake for the ceremony and launching of the floating lanterns which will begin at sunset.

For more information, go to

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Humboldt Bay Nuclear Power Plant Decommissioning Public Meeting Tomorrow

On Wednesday, July 31st. from 6 to 8 pm, PG&E is holding a community Open House to provide information about the progress they are making on the decommissioning of the Humboldt Bay Nuclear Power Plant.

The meeting will be held at the Humboldt County Agricultural Center
5660 South Broadway (right next door to KGOE and KIEM at the foot of Humboldt Hill)
Eureka Ca. 95503

For more information call 707-444-0700

Later this summer the Nuclear Regulatory commission will also be holding a formal public meeting to provide information to the public and hear input from the community about PG&E's License Termination Plan application:
August 20th, 6 pm to 8 pm. at The Warfinger Building on the Eureka waterfront.

Monday, July 29, 2013

Woodly Island Marina

Woodly Island Marina in Humboldt Bay, Eureka California.

UFO8 At Westhaven Blackberry Festival

UFO8 at the Westhaven Blackberry Festival 2013

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Westhaven Blackberry Festival Today

The Annual fund raiser for the Westhaven Volunteer Fire Department is the Westhaven Blackberry Festival. Enjoy fresh baked blackberry and huckleberry pies, ice cream, BBQ hamburgers, beer and wine. There will also be live music, arts and crafts booths and it goes today from 10 am to 4 pm.

Where: 446 6th. Avenue, Westhaven California.

Directions from Eureka: Take US 101 north past the Airport and Clam Beach. Exit 6th Avenue ( at the top of the hill ) follow the crowds.
Note: Huckleberry pies will run out before the Blackberry ones, so get there early if that's what you want.
No pets please!

Friday, July 19, 2013

Citizen Koch- By Elsewhere Films

This is just a link to the trailer. Thom Hartmann says the movie has been scrubbed from the web after NPR pulled it when the Koch brothers complained. You and I know nothing can be completely scrubbed off the web so I share the trailer link and ask anyone that finds the movie to post it here under the comments section so we can all watch and share it.

The information at the site I found talks about the movie funding being pulled but makes it sound like the movie was never made. Thom Hartmann made it seem otherwise. 

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

McKenna Faith At Last Weeks Eureka Summer Concert Series

This weeks concert will feature Funky Dozen a disco, funk and dance band.

Last week we were lucky enough to have McKenna Faith perform on the Eureka water front. The Summer Concert Series is half over with 5 more to go. All concerts are free and go from 6 to 8 pm Thursdays nights. For a complete list of concerts, go to

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Report: GMO Activists And Independent Scientists Targeted Buy US Military

From Natural

A new report reveals that not only are GMO activists being targeted by various news media hit pieces, but that those seeking to regain the food supply are also the targets of the US military and the US government at large.

Stemming from a German newspaper known as Süddeutsche Zeitung, the July 13th edition of the paper unleashed the bombshell news from overseas - perhaps not fearing the repercussions of discussing the information within German borders. And while it may not be news to readers across the pond who are already a bit more aware of the US’s situation than even American citizens themselves, the report has been translated and is being shared around the web.

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Monday, July 8, 2013

Eureka High School To Close Auto Shop, Unless...

When it comes to a career, I've always told kids to learn to do something that can't be outsourced to a far away country. Sure you might want to study music, art or history but in addition, I always suggest a trade. Plumber, electrician or auto mechanic are just three examples of jobs that are hard, if not impossible to outsource and they all pay a living wage.
Photo is from the Humboldt Sentinel

Today I am sad to hear that the School Board in Eureka is planning to eliminate the Eureka High School auto Shop Program. The program has been around for more than 50 years and many of its graduates have gone on to full time careers in the automotive field.  I have been told that all of the expensive equipment that accrued over the years will be sold off. Once the equipment is gone, it would be almost impossible to recreate the program so time is of the essence.

If you think the program should stay open, you can attend a special board meeting this Thursday night, July 11th at 5:30 pm at the administration building, 1915 J Street Eureka.

Please attend, this will be the last chance to let your voice be heard about this.

If you can't attend, you can call the Eureka City School Board Members:

Hank Beck 707-445-5876
Wendy Davis 707-444-6229
Fran Taplin 707-443-4255
Susan Johnson 707-443-1150
John Fullerton 707-444-3874

Update: It was a full house last night but that didn't seem to matter to the School Board. KIEM News Channel 3 reports: EUREKA SCHOOL BOARD VOTES TO END AUTO MECHANIC PROGRAM, MOVE IN NEW DIRECTION

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Auction Items Needed For North Coast Stand Down Fund Raiser Dinner

Auction items and donations will be needed for the fund raiser dinner that kicks off this years 3 day, North Coast Stand Down in Ferndale at the Fair Grounds in October.

The Stand Down is an event that puts veterans of war in touch with many services and organizations that offer help to those that have put their lives on the line to serve their country.

If you have items to donate for the auction contact Mona Daily at 707-498-9995 or at the web site: 

US Senator Joe Liberman, WTC 7 Did Not Occur