Sunday, December 29, 2019

I have assembled a free picture gallery of stuff, mostly scenery around the California North Coast.

I have assembled about 190 photos from some of my archives and placed them all in one place where people can see them. These are mostly scenery shots but all are from Northern California's Coast. The one below is not in the gallery but one heck of a nice sunset through the redwood trees at my place.

Choose your own soundtrack.

Monday, December 23, 2019

The Classic Rock Rewind Christmas Show 10 am Today Pacific!

I have a special Christmas edition of The Classic Rock Rewind playing today at our new time and home 10 am - Noon Pacific on www.lvclassicrock.com you can also use our player at my website www.TomSebourn.Rocks/contacts

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Food for People Needs Volunteers on Dec. 14 to Help Sort Holiday Food Drive Items

Food for People Needs Volunteers on Dec. 14 to Help Sort Holiday Food Drive Items


Eureka, CA – Food for People, the food bank for Humboldt County, is seeking volunteers to help sort holiday food drive items on Saturday, December 14th from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Food for People, 307 W. 14th Street in Eureka.

Volunteers will help un-pack and sort food collected through Food for People’s 27th annual Holiday Spirit Food & Fund Drive, which brought in more than 127,000 pounds of food last year—more than half of the food bank’s annual food drive donations. Coffee, tea and snacks will be provided.

“This is a family-friendly way to give back to the community and serve those experiencing hunger during the holiday season and throughout the winter months,” said Food for People’s Direct Services Manager Paloma Herrera.

The Holiday Spirit Food & Fund Drive is Food for People’s largest donation drive of the year. It includes the Hunger Fighter Challenge—a friendly competition between local teams to see who can collect the most food and funds from November through December—and Sen. Mike McGuire’s Humboldt Holiday Food Drive, which challenges local high schools to see who can collect the most food during the holidays. Last year, the McGuire drive brought in nearly 25,000 pounds of food and more than $2,500 in funds to help support the food bank during the winter months. This year’s Humboldt Holiday Food Drive will take place on Wednesday, December 11th from 3-6 p.m. at Safeway in Eureka.

Community members can still donate non-perishable food items (canned and boxed items) to the Holiday Food & Fund Drive through the month of December. Donations can be dropped off in marked barrels throughout the county or at Food for People, 307 W. 14th Street, in Eureka.

Volunteers can RSVP by contacting Direct Services Manager Paloma Herrera at (707) 445-3166 ext. 310 or volunteer@foodforpeople.org

Sunday, December 1, 2019

Article On Jimmy Hoffa Leads Me To A Rant, Not About Hoffa Though

Did you know that the Teamsters Union Pensions did a lot better under corruption than since the government took control of it? That should tell you about trusting corrupt governments to oversee corrupt money managers. Educate yourselves. We end up with the corrupt corporate people we elect. Well...usually.

Sometimes the the delegates or political parties do the electing for us. This is true especially in Federal elections. Learn to know the difference. Sometimes it's hard to spot. And you won't see it if you are viewing it under a single lens. If about 120 thousand people in about 6 counties voted differently, Clinton would have been elected.

 There are at least 6 different news organizations or corporations in the USA that control or own most of the news outlets. Yeah, it's that bad. However, there is long form news as in local radio, newspapers (the few that are left), blogs, CSPAN and chat rooms.
Fox and MSNBC sound bytes are not by themselves, news.

Favorites of mine are www.commondreams.org and https://theintercept.com/
Or try The Daily Beast.

Get outside your own circle and take a real look around. See the bigger picture. Do some research yourself and see what you come up with.

But then there is the conundrum of the more you know, the more you know what you don't know.
I would say "Good Luck", but it's not luck. We are supposed to be educated enough to vote for our own best interest. We, however seem to be losing ground in that education and critical thinking part that helps us steer this country to a place of prosperity.

In a dictatorship, one can only throw their hands up or go to war against their own leaders when oppressed. That rarely works out well.

In a democratic republic, the blood shed in these wars are on all of our hands. The children in cages and dying on our boarders are on us. The destruction of the ozone layer, our water ways, our forests are all on us.

We have given the country over to international corporations and Banksters. These "people" buy congress people which can be a lot cheaper than you think. These companies and Banksters write their own regulations and have their paid for congress critters put their names on it. Bribe a congress critter for 40 thousand dollars legally and get back 4 million. Stuff like that happens every day and it's legal.

We have become who we are on the world stage by being ignorant about many truths and believing many lies made up by those that have other agendas.

These agendas will lead us to more war and poverty while we raise the cost of our for profit healthcare busting the backs of what was left of the middle class to buy more fighter jets and ordinance.

And in the end, no one will like us or care if something bad happens to us. What goes around, comes around.

Get educated and VOTE!

Thanks for letting me rant. Feel free to rant below in the comments,

Saturday, November 30, 2019

Humboldt Climate Crisis - A Call To Action

I share this because Jack Nounnan has been trying to save the earth longer than I have been alive. I’m not even sure how he is able to bang these out. I assume at the library. He lives and walks the talk. He doesn't consume a lot, rode a bike into his early 90's maybe still does, and still takes the bus which is about a quarter mile down hill to the stop and then back up to his meager homestead, 

Skipping over a few grammatical errors, he is right! He also hasn't given in to apathy or disparity. He challenges us all to re examine how we live in order to keep on doing it.  Below is his email to me and others. I threw the PG&E logo in there because they have been a local part of the problem. This shouldn't be about profit when peoples lives are at stake. 

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Finding Humboldt's Answers for this climate upheaval
This 'Age Of Climate Change' upends most our 'Standard Living Norms'!
This letter, hopefully can help us all determine our best climate plans.           
Strong Community Climate Projects - For Going Before The County
       What represents our most definitive efforts to overturn this stagnant 'status quo'?
      We do know, The County has been working on their own climate plans..
                        which are now on hold! Why is this?

*With the same kind of  vital community uprising we just experienced in addressing
Terra Gen....in  our solid support of The Mattole, The Weyote Tribe and all those living there:

Now turning,  as a Community in working out our own home grown formidable plans,
so crucial to combat this huge runaway  global warming dilemma ...
What remedies are we positively determined to see happen in meeting this crisis?
What can we agree upon, before going before the County? Nothing should stop our best efforts

 
We're now joined by our Youth...
Their recent Climate Marches/events were their powerful 'Declaration'
      focused on immediate local climate actions:
   And going before the County with their demands!
 

**The recent Blackouts brought us our first personal impact of Climate Crisis!
"Yes", an inconvenience and some financial losses, but it did limit our communities burning
of carbon's,  our first chance to help others worldwide even if only a bit.... in lessening their
more serious suffering from global heating. Our efforts meet our needs and in doing so, 
compassionately help worldwide warming.
Whatever we can do...  all adds up in our working together.
   
A starting list here of issues (Climate Projects To Be Worked On)..What are yours?
To present in a meeting soon with the County

+ All industries, businesses, schools  and residences strongly encouraged to install
     solar collectors, with the fine discounts and long term financial arrangements
     now available.  This helped by  local and our outreach  announcements  to encourage
     everyone to do all they Over 90% of businesses in Humboldt cities and towns
     have no solar.  We need this Community to begin with their own plans to install,
     which essentially means the installation bill  replacing their energy bill  and in
     a few years its maybe mostly off the grid and its all theirs.

+ All new building of industrial, business to include necessity of
     solar panels sufficient to cover home electric energy needs.
     <'Residential' already covered by the County Building Dep. requirements>

+ Unprecedented Climate Crisis makes obsolete past era practices used
      by the forest industry.  To remember, despite years of requests and actions
      to bring this all  to their attention, they've chosen not only to ignore,
      but at times accelerate their elimination of trees for great profits....
      no matter the consequences of such losses of vital carbon absorbing trees
      in offsetting global destruction  we all now face!

+ CDF, California Department of Forestry to be confronted in not enforcing
    climate regulations pertaining to every single (THP) Timber Harvest plan,
    which for years it has neglected to do. Who are they working for?
    Certainly not our community as a whole.

 A wind project designed and constructed in a scale of keeping with our
     regions natural wonders of precious forest, species and their habitats.
    
+ Demanding (RCEA) Redwood Energy Authority provide 100% clean,
      renewable energy, most of this being solar, wind and wave,  in quickly
      ending dependence upon biomass and natural gas...
      (Their sales of  electric energy to owners of electric cars for  fueling,
      includes natural gas and high carbon biomass in the mix.)
   
The need to demand  the auto industry  end their neglect in not offering
     roof top photo voltaic electric panels for  electric cars. Getting these vehicles
    entirely off  the 'grid'. (This tech' has been known for generations!)


+ Widespread public outreach efforts to inspire far greater use of buses, with more
     local bus stops for best possible coverage to workplaces and greater bus scheduling
     to inspire growing needs, including later hours to help those working late and/or
     participating in any  public events and important meetings....


+  Humboldt State University has well stated climate plans ...yet insufficient to meet
      its  demands.  Why such extensive painting in buildings, new entrance ways,
     landscaping and   extensive  new cement works of beautiful winding stairways,
    new parking areas while unprepared when the blackouts  hit? Experts tell us this
    University could operate at 100%, at all times,  with adequate  solar panels, and
    batteries installed. This may take re-investing loans or tapping into (H.E.I.F.),
    Humboldt Energy Investment Fund, set up on campus years ago for just such
    'climactic times'. Is it still available? Whose is being served in pbeutting this off?
   Why these present priorities? Higher learning should  among the first to keep
   us attentive and fully prepared to meet climate situations.

   We do know of that first shrill alerting to all planet dwellers
      in that first World Climate Conference in Rome, 1946....
     
 This university could be forefront in environmental efforts, leading other   
    universities nationwide, yet their forest industrial ties prohibiting their most vital
    leadership. HSU is still  prime promoter of biomass for electric energy.

+ Bringing more 'Youth' Aboard In An All Out Local Reckoning!.......
       Reaching out to them in schools, universities and through social media.
          Welcoming them, while acknowledging how our country, for  so many
         generations has ignored their valuable inspiration and impute.

 +  A closer examination of the region of the world we live in, can be a  stunning
      'Awakening' of how  our best natural healing of climate warming  is being ignored!
       And been going on for  generations, yet we find ourselves  demanding other regions
       of our country to....'keep their fossil fuels in the ground!'  We ask that they  find
       alternative work, which does not destroy our chances of life on Earth. 
       While simultaneously we, as a community, acting as if committed to 'deforestation'
        when trees are a  crucial part of  climates basic answers. Trees, being the natural
        way to help  heal this climate ordeal by so massively  absorbing of warm carbons!
       Why so blind to this healing capaciy, right here on our own home turf in
        allowing massive extractions of precious forests, this continued ravaging and tearing
        apart whole landscapes  by the industry, with trees trucked away almost daily?
        Why this huge ongoing compromise....which  has been our Status Quo unabated...
        ever since it began with  those 'Manifest Destiny' rampages of 49'?
          
Among those groups receiving this info:   
Humboldt 350.org                         

Earth First!
E.P.I.C.
Earth guardians
N.E.C.
Greens
Sunrise Movement
Extinction Rebellion
Arcata High Youth Climate Activists
 Please add to this list.....           
Who else cares that we've missed?

** We can be an awesome  prototype for other regions of our country by how prepared
       we are to free ourselves from endless development and consumption! Free our vital energies,
       so needed for these great challenges of this  new climate age we find ourselves living in...
        Everyone's thoughts on this are so valuable.
          We've got to change!...

          'For Nothing Less Will Do!
                  
           Respectfully submitted
            Climate Crisis Humboldt

Saturday, November 16, 2019

Special Airing Of The Classic Rock Rewind At 9 pm Tonight!

Due to a live remote in Las Vegas on my flagship station, our show was moved from 10 am this morning to 9 pm Pacific tonight going till 11 pm. Get all the players for your phone, tablet and computer at my website wwwTomSebourn.Rocks/contacts


Thursday, November 14, 2019

PBS KEET-TV Fall Auction Coming Up Monday Through Thursday

North Coast Nights are back!



North Coast Nights, KEET-TV’s fall auction, promises to be an exciting and fun-filled event. The dependably expansive choice of products and services will be presented on four exuberant, action-packed nights. The auction airs Monday, November 18 through Thursday, November 21, from 7:00 to 10 p.m. Don’t miss your chance to tune in and support KEET-TV’s 50-year legacy in North Coast broadcasting. Each night, brimming with enticing items, will be the one you can’t afford to miss! Come join the KEET team, our hosts, volunteers and crew, in paving the way for KEET-TV’s future in our community. 

You’ll have your chance to bid on some entertainment packages, creative gifts and useful services, while learning more about your community and KEET-TV. You can tune your television to KEET-HD or livestream it at KEET.org

Another way to show your support is by hosting an auction viewing party. Invite friends and family over to watch the auction, and let the bidding festivities begin. All you have to do is pick up the phone and call 707-445-0811 to make your bid be known.

From artwork to oil changes, organic sheets plus wines and spirits, this auction has great gifts and trips at great deals.

The auction raises funds for our local PBS station, KEET-TV. Under direction from Executive Director, David Gordon, we are increasing focus on our communities and our stories. Funds raised during the auction go toward our annual fundraising goal of $800,000.00, and help fund local productions like North Coast Cuisine and Live from the Old Steeple.

Established in 1969, KEET-TV is one of the country’s smallest, rural PBS stations. In order to continue our mission of delivering entertaining, educational and commercial-free programs, we need your bid.

Take care of holiday shopping, seasonal chores and support KEET-TV, your local non-profit broadcast station, all at the same time. Watch from the comfort of your home on KEET-HD or live-stream on the go at KEET.ORG. The auction series is live at 7 p.m. November 18 - November 21, and your support is critical. Call in to place your bids at 707-445-0811. And remember, the funds raised are for your community, your story, your KEET-TV. More information about the auction is available at KEET.ORG. Remember-every bid helps!

Saturday, November 9, 2019

The Classic Rock Rewind Is Coming Up At 2 pm Pacific Today!

I don't often blog about my show but why not? The Classic Rock Rewind is coming up at 2 pm Pacific going till 4 pm today on Radio Vegas dot Rocks. All the players are available at my website, www.TomSebourn.Rocks/contacts

We air on Radio Vegas on Saturdays and LV Classic Rock on Wednesdays. Choose the player that's right for you. There are apps and even a link to Tunein for older computers and devices.

I hear that KWPT is looking for DJ's. Maybe they should give the show a listen. The show is available for syndication if any other station would like to carry it.

If interested send me an email to: Tom@TomSebourn.Rocks

Friday, November 8, 2019

It's Arts Arcata Tonight! Local Artist Antoinette Magyar At Umpqua Bank!

Antoinette Magyar presents "Humboldt Harvest" at Umpqua Bank in Arcata for tonight's (November 8th) Arts Arcata from 6 - 9pm.

The bank is located at 1063 G Street. Several artists will show their interpretation of autumn in Humboldt. Come share in the evening, catch up with friends old and new, and talk all things art.

The photos show paintings now hung at Umpqua Bank! Also, don't forget Nancy Rickard's art debut at Bayside Books at 64 Sunny Brae Center in Arcata.

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Local Dungeon Synth FVRFVR & Others At The Sirens Song Tavern Tuesday the 12th.

On Tuesday, November 12, Dungeon Synth Legends, Sombre Arcane, and Francis Roberts, with local support from Nan Elmoth, and FVRFVR, at The Sirens Song Tavern, 325 2nd St. Eureka, CA.

The doors open at 7:00 p.m. The Show starts at 8:00 p.m.

Tickets are $7 at the door.

This show is 18 and over.

Thursday, October 3, 2019

Final Trinidad Art Nights Of Season Tomorrow

This Friday, October 4th. will be the final Trinidad Art Nights of the season.

SCHEDULE for Friday October 4th 6-9 pm, 2019 Trinidad Art Nights!

Note: Circus of the Elements will be providing roaming entertainment throughout Trinidad instead of Fire Dancing. No Skate Ramps due to earlier Sunset.

Forbes and Associates * 343 Main St.
‘A personal journey to  Humboldt & beyond,’ Richard Clompus, color and black & white photographs.

Headies Pizza and Pour * 359 Main St.
Rick Tolley, Landscape Artist.


Moonstone Crossing * 529 Trinity St.
Kathy Reid, wheat weaving.


Ned Simmons Gallery * 380 Janis Court (Trinidad Coastal Land Trust)
Presenting a Plein Air show including work from artists Paul Rickard, Antoinette Magyar, John Crater, Rick Tolley, Connie Butler, Andrew Daniels, Stock Schlueter, Dolores Terry, John Jameton, Jody Bryan, Richard Stockwell, Steve Porter, and Bjorn Lundeen.

Redwood Coast Vacation Rentals * 361 Main St.
‘Let it Flow,’ Jessica Beck, abstract acrylic on canvas.

Saunders Plaza * (Parking Lot Area near Murphy’s Market)
Jenni & David and the Sweet Soul Band. Facepainting by ‘G’s Facepainting.’ Music sponsored by Merchants of Saunder’s Plaza. Also enjoy a game of Corn Hole.

Seascape Restaurant and Pier * 1 Bay St.
Trinidad School Art Contest Winners. Students at Trinidad School used several different art mediums to represent  pelagic birds in an art contest coordinated by the North coast Seabird Protection Network and the Bureau of Land Management.

The Lighthouse Grill * 355 Main St.
Paintings by Antoinette “Toni” Magyar.  Acrylic on Canvas.

Trinidad Art Gallery * 490 Trinity St.
Featured artists are fabric and bead artist Oceana Madrone along with they’re newest member, acrylic painter Mara Friedman. Music played by TAG members Howdy Emerson and JD Jeffries. Wine pour will benefit the Clarke Museum. 

Trinidad Eatery and Gallery * 607 Parker Road.
Rick Gustafson, Fine Art Photography.

Trinidad Elementary School* 300 Trinity Street
Boffer Ring (Styrofoam Sword Play) in the field behind the school.

Trinidad Museum* 400 Janis Court (next to library)
Trinidad Museum celebrates its 10th Anniversary in the Sangster-Watkins-Underwood home moved from its location north of the Marine Laboratory to the Saunders Family-donated parcel, and rehabilitated between 2006 and 2009, when the museum opened on September 26.  A Photography Room exhibit on the buildings' history will be in place. Jazz standards and original music by NancyB & The Do Rites.

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Our Lady Of Perpetual Exemption, A New Church

Behold, a new church is born. John Oliver shows us just how easy it is. With a good lawyer and a little backing, one can open up a church of just about anything and get a tax exemption. Enjoy!!
https://youtu.be/7y1xJAVZxXg

Monday, September 30, 2019

MRCH Community Farm Stand Open Wednesday's Thru October

Update to the hospital's Farm Stand: Mad River Community Hospital Arcata Ca. 

The hospital Farm Stand will run through October as Field Crop Farmer Jayme Buckley has reported
an abundance of pesticide-free produce is still available to harvest not only for the hospital's patients, but for the staff and community as well. Buckley recently donated two boxes of various peppers to
Food For People today. 

MRCH Farmer Photo Caption: The hospital’s Field Crop Farmer

Jayme Buckley donates extra peppers to Food For People’s local food resources manager Allison Kenney aka the “the Gleaner.”  The hospital's Farm Stand will be extended through October. The Farm Stand is held every Wednesday from 11am to 2pm just outside the hospital's Garden Court Cafe and the community is welcome to buy recently harvested seasonal produce. If raining, the Farm Stand will move inside.

The address for MRCH is: 3800 Janes Rd, Arcata, CA 95521

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

The Handshakers At Westhaven Center For The Arts Saturday!

The Handshakers will play a concert at the Westhaven Center for the arts on Saturday, September 28th. at 7:30 pm. Cost of admission will be $5.00-$20.00 on a sliding scale.

 Our quintet will be joined by the highly talented singer/songwriter/guitarist Georgia Ruth Reidar for nine songs. This is a beautyfull venue and a great place for a concert.


  The Handshakers' Americana/alt-country music revolves around the ensemble sound of a sultry electric guitar, Bynum's driving acoustic rhythm guitar and Aleister Paige's atmospheric pedal steel guitar. The quintet lives in Arcata. t. 


 See The Handshakers facebook page here 

Monday, September 23, 2019

California Coastal National Monument Festival Saturday In Trinidad

Don’t miss the day-long community celebration of the beautiful Trinidad coast and the off-shore rocks that make up the California Coastal National Monument, on Saturday, Sept. 28, at the California Coastal National Monument Festival in the community of Trinidad. There will be a variety of free activities throughout the day.

Starting at 8 a.m., water rescue relays take place on Trinidad State Beach. This event is sponsored by California State Parks and will include surf racing style events common to lifeguard competitions across the state and world, a long swim, run-swim-run, and a board paddle followed by a surf contest. Water rescue relays are open to the public with more information at: northcoastlifeguards@gmail.com.

After the contest, participants are invited to help with a beach clean-up to make sure we leave our park cleaner than we found it.

Many festival activities are centered at the harbor including free mini kayak tours with HSU Center Activities, kids fishing off the pier sponsored by the Trinidad Rancheria, historic Trinidad Head Lighthouse tours and living history performance sponsored by the Bureau of Land Management and the Trinidad Museum Society, and an informational fair sponsored by the California Coastal National Monument and its community partners.  There will be music by the Tidepool High Divers.

Other activities around town include a celebration of the Trinidad Museum’s 10th anniversary, an art show at the Seascape Restaurant highlighting the winners of Trinidad School’s Seabird art contest, and a Flea Market in Trinidad Town Hall to benefit the Memorial Lighthouse project. The Greater Trinidad Chamber of Commerce is also hosting Tastin’ Trinidad from 4-6 PM in Saunder’s Park—tickets to this event are $25, and proceeds will go to the Trinidad Coastal Land Trust. A map with full schedule details is available on Trinidad Gateway-California Coastal National Monument Facebook page or at or trinidadcoastallandtrust.org

The California Coastal National Monument Trinidad Gateway is made up of community partners that work together with the Bureau of Land Management to protect and provide for public enjoyment of this unique part of the California coastline. 

Sunday, September 22, 2019

The U.S. Is At War

That's a big headline, but the truth is, we have been at war most of  our 240+ years. When we are not in a declared war, which we haven't been in since WW2, we are in constant state of battle outside the normal rules of war.

 When we were at war, we took prisoners. We leave no prisoners to incarcerate. It's the new way. Sure we do have torture and indefinite detention. But that's allowed by the Patriot Act and it's many tentacles. The money we spend every year on these covert war actions could be used to create a country and world that would be sustainable. Instead we have children growing up that believe the world will be uninhabitable before they grow old. 

Wars are created by international interests including bankers, cartels and corporations. The people with the world in their hands are learning this. This technology allows us the answers to our questions. It gives us knowledge to grow and live, knowledge to see the world for what it is.

 It also gives the warmongers a signal to zone in on when they decide you and the collateral damage (people) around you have outlived your usefulness.

The story below is just one small example of why we can't have nice things.

https://www.commondreams.org/news/2019/09/20/how-could-they-do-us-ask-afghan-farmers-after-reporting-reveals-officials-knew

Sunday, September 8, 2019

Learning To Fly

I wrote something on my facebook page that after some thought, I felt should be shared with everyone. It's not a long piece, there are no profound words but it is what I felt at the time and blurted it out. The more I read it the more I find insignificant flaws but it still holds true for me.


I find it fascinating how I run into people that in a short time, have the ability to completely change my outlook on life.

Sometimes for worse, sometimes for better.

The ones that are for the worse are lessons. The ones that are for the better are gifts.

Learning the difference between the two is how we gain wisdom.


Learning to become someone’s gift is how we attain enlightenment.



I would only change the we to I since I don't speak for anyone else but myself.

I hope it was worth sharing.

Tom Sebourn
www.tomsebourn.rocks



Saturday, September 7, 2019

Sept. Suicide Prevention Month Walk In Arcata Sunday

September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month
The Humboldt County Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS) and community partners are hosting events and trainings during Suicide Prevention Awareness Month.

On Sunday, Sept. 8, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention in Humboldt County will hold
Photo by Tom Sebourn 
its fifth annual Out of the Darkness Walk at the Arcata Plaza. Registration starts at 9 a.m., and the walk begins at 10. September’s events also include a panel discussion on the intersections of pain management, opioid medication tapering and suicide risk.

DHHS Senior Health Education Specialist Kris Huschle said, “Preventing suicide involves the whole community. Participating in events during suicide prevention month and throughout the year is one way community members can learn more about how we each have a role to play.”

Most people who are considering suicide signal their intentions in some way. Warning signs can include sudden mood changes, withdrawal or giving away possessions. An increase or decrease in sleep, appetite or drug and alcohol use may also indicate someone is thinking about suicide. Check in with people around you, and let them know help is available. Become familiar with resources to offer the person you are concerned about.

The Healthy Communities Division of DHHS Public Health organizes workshops throughout the year to help community residents recognize the warning signs of suicide. For more information and to access a full schedule of local Suicide Prevention Awareness Month events, visit humboldtgov.org/preventsuicide.

If you are concerned for yourself or someone else, contact the 24-hour Mental Health Crisis Line at 707-445-7715 or the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-8255

Thursday, September 5, 2019

Trinidad Art Nights This Friday!

SCHEDULE for Friday September 6th 6-9 pm, 2019 Trinidad Art Nights!


Forbes and Associates * 343 Main St.
‘Splintered Sunlight,’ Photography/Digital Imagery, by Michael Gottsegen.


Headies Pizza and Pour * 359 Main St.
Rick Tolley, Landscape Artist.


Moonstone Crossing * 529 Trinity St.
Oil paintings by Rick Tolley.


Ned Simmons Gallery * 380 Janis Court (Trinidad Coastal Land Trust)
Presents a Plein Air show including work from artists Paul Rickard, Antoinette Magyar, John Crater, Rick Tolley, Connie Butler, Andrew Daniels, Stock Schlueter, Dolores Terry, John Jameton, Jody Bryan, Richard Stockwell, Steve Porter, and Bjorn Lundeen.


Redwood Coast Vacation Rentals * 361 Main St.
‘Acrylic Paint Pours,’ Acrylic on Canvas by Cory Calantropio.



Saunders Park * (start of Patricks Point Drive)
Fire Dancing by ‘Circus of the Elements.’  Show start time is 8:45.


Saunders Plaza * (Parking Lot Area near Murphy’s Market)
Dance Music by ‘Blue Rhythm Revue,’ R & B based funk. Facepainting by ‘G’s Facepainting.’ Music sponsored by Merchants of Saunder’s Plaza. Also enjoy a game of Corn Hole.


Seascape Restaurant and Pier * 1 Bay St.
‘See the Sea From Heart and Soul,’ acrylic paintings by Jeff Stanley.


The Lighthouse Grill * 355 Main St.
Paintings by Antoinette “Toni” Magyar.  Acrylic on Canvas.


Trinidad Art Gallery * 490 Trinity St.
Themed to honor the 50th anniversary of Woodstock. The featured artists, watercolorist Maureen McGarry and leather mask maker Donvieve, are part of that generation and will host their event complete with Woodstock-era music by musician Morgan Corviday.


Trinidad Eatery and Gallery * 607 Parker Road.
Miniatures, Nancy Pippin, Fimo Clay, music by Dessert First.


Trinidad Elementary School* 300 Trinity Street
Skate Ramps provided by Humboldt Skatepark Collective.  ‘Boffer Ring,’ Styrofoam Swordplay and Role Play. 


Trinidad Museum* 400 Janis Court (next to library)
Trinidad Museum will feature authors John and Sheryl Meyers.  John Meyers wrote the Trinidad history "Trinidad: Looking Back from My Front Porch" (2016).  He and his wife have collaborated on many books and melodrama plays and productions.  They will sign books and tell tales of their decades-long careers in writing and producing.


Trinidad Trading Company * 460 Main St.
Locally crafted driftwood mobiles, jewelry, beaded hangings with bells and crystals. Music by JD Jeffries with Chris Volas.


Wild at Hearth * 363 Trinity St.
New restaurant featuring Brick Oven baked Pizza . Art by Tess Krause.


Windansea * 410 Main St.
Local art TBA.

www.tomsebourn.rocks

Saturday, August 31, 2019

Announcing TomSebourn.Rocks My New Domain

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I now have one single page to get you to all of my social media including links to my classic rock show and the players. We're still tweaking things a bit but all of the links work. 


www.TomSebourn.Rocks/contacts

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Bipartisan Group Calls on Congress to Hold Vendors Accountable

Bipartisan Group Calls on Congress to Hold Vendors Accountable

WASHINGTON - Today, election security advocates from across the political spectrum called on the U.S. Senate Rules and House Administration Committees to hold the nation’s largest voting system vendors to account in a hearing on election security.

The groups sent a letter signed by Public Citizen, FreedomWorks, the National Election Defense Coalition, the NAACP, the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC), the League of Women Voters, Project On Government Oversight (POGO) and several others, and calls on the U.S. Senate Rules and U.S. House Administration Committees to bring major national voting system vendors to Capitol Hill for hearings to answer for their continued practice of selling insecure voting systems to states and localities.

Both The New York Times Magazine and McClatchy Co. have extensively reported on the questionable practices and sales conduct of voting systems vendors. Questions abound about new machines with Windows operating systems that expire before November 2020, voting machines that connect to the internet and non-disclosure of the vendors’ owners and major investors.

In February 2018, the Times Magazine reported that one of the largest voting system vendors, ES&S, pre-installed remote-access software on its voting machine systems. The company then denied the software’s existence in press reports. Remote access software which operates over the internet allows for backdoor entry by hackers into voting systems. Later, the company responded to a letter of inquiry from U.S. Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) and reversed itself, admitting that it did install remote-access software on some of its voting machines, but did not detail how many.

The letter notes that the last hearing the Senate held to which the vendors were invited, only one of the largest vendors agreed to testify. The letter closes by urging the Committees to “require participation by the voting system vendors” to ensure that a hearing can be held.

To speak with an expert, please contact Don Owens, dowens@citizen.org, (202) 588-7767.

Read the joint-letter here.

Saturday, August 24, 2019

The Amazon Can't Be Recovered Once It's Gone

Robinson Meyer at The Atlantic has a disturbing but realistic take on the destruction of the Amazon jungle and the political climate that is pushing for more destruction.

Here is an excerpt:

The Amazon rainforest does, in some sense, belong to Brazilians and the indigenous people who live there. But as a store of carbon, it is fundamental to the survival of every person. If destroyed or degraded, the
Amazon, as a system, is simply beyond humanity’s ability to get back: Even if people were to replant half a continent’s worth of trees, the diversity of creatures across Amazonia, once lost, will not be replenished for roughly 10 million years. And that is 33 times longer than Homo sapiens, as a species, has existed.
Read More at The Atlantic


Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Last Chance For Early Bird Tix Trinidad Land Trust Gala "Toast To The Coast"

Time is running out to get your early bird tickets!

Don't forget to purchase your tickets for our Annual Gala, “Toast to the Coast”, on Saturday, September 7th from 5-8:30 pm, at Saunders Park in Trinidad. This elegant outdoor event will feature a fully catered dinner, open bar, live music, fabulous auction items, and opportunities to enjoy the beautiful setting and native garden that is part of the Trinidad Coastal Land Trust’s property holdings. Proceeds from the event will support our work to protect and provide access to Trinidad’s Coast from Little River to Big Lagoon.

Tickets: $75/person, $65 early bird discount through August 16. Tickets available at Wildberries Marketplace in Arcata and on our website HERE.

Monday, August 5, 2019

Coastal Commission Meetings Aug 7-9 Available On TV And Internet


Access Humboldt will televise full coverage of the California Coastal Commission meetings August 7, 8 & 9, 2019 to be held at the Eureka Public Marina Wharfinger Building, 1 Marina Way in Eureka, CA. Meeting on Wednesday August 7 begins at
11:00am, while Thursday and Friday meetings on August 8 & 9 will begin at 09:00am.

There are multiple local items on the agenda on Wednesday 8/7, including the Caltrans safety corridor project. The Trinidad Rancheria hotel project item will be heard on Thursday 8/8.


Live coverage will be aired on Access Humboldt's channel 11 for Suddenlink viewers.
The live stream with agenda will be available here Live Internet Stream Link

For more information, contact: programming@accesshumboldt.net

Friday, August 2, 2019

Trinidad Art Nights! Here Is What You Need To Know Tonight

SCHEDULE for August 2nd 6-9 pm, 2019 Trinidad Art Nights!

Forbes and Associates * 343 Main St.
"Paintings by Jeff Stanley," Acrylic and Open Acrylic on Canvas.

Headies Pizza and Pour * 359 Main St.
Susan Mayclin Stephenson, Trinidad Artist and Author; Oil on Canvas, Prints and Notecards.

Moonstone Crossing * 529 Trinity St.
Oil paintings by Rick Tolley.

Ned Simmons Gallery * 380 Janis Court (Trinidad Coastal Land Trust)
Presents a Plein Air show including work from artists Paul Rickard, Antoinette Magyar, John Crater, Rick Tolley, Connie Butler, Andrew Daniels, Stock Schlueter, Dolores Terry, John Jameton, Jody Bryan, Richard Stockwell, Steve Porter, and Bjorn Lundeen. Coastal Country Music will be provided by the Tide Pool High Divers.

Redwood Coast Vacation Rentals * 361 Main St.
Photography by Don Adams Jr. depicting life in this picturesque harbor town and surrounding areas.

Saunders Park * (start of Patricks Point Drive)
Fire Dancing by ‘Circus of the Elements.’  Show start time is 8:45.

Saunders Plaza * (Parking Lot Area near Murphy’s Market)
Music by The Striped Pig String Band. Facepainting by “G’s Facepainting.”
Music sponsored by Merchants of Saunder’s Plaza. Also enjoy a game of Corn Hole.

Seascape Restaurant and Pier * 1 Bay St.
Local Landscape Artist TBA.

The Lighthouse Grill * 355 Main St.
Paintings by Antoinette "Toni" Magyar.  Acrylic on Canvas.

Trinidad Art Gallery * 490 Trinity St.
Featuring blown glass artist Matthew Gagliardi and photographer Jim Lowry.  Music by singer/songwriter Margaret Kellerman.  A wine pour will benefit Northcoast Environmental Center.

Trinidad Eatery and Gallery * 607 Parker Road.
Fine Art Photography by Rick Gustafson.  Music by Dessert First.

Trinidad Elementary School* 300 Trinity Street
Skate Ramps provided by Humboldt Skatepark Collective.  ‘Boffer Ring,’ Styrofoam Swordplay and Role Play. 

Trinidad Museum* 400 Janis Court (next to library)
Featuring the newly refreshed mycology exhibit in the Natural History Room along with the 50th Year Commemoration of Lady Bird Johnson Grove and the ‘Schools and Scholars’ exhibit. Harp music performed by Howdy Emmerson.

Trinidad Trading Company * 460 Main St.
Local art and music TBA.

Windansea * 410 Main St.
Local art TBA.

Thursday, August 1, 2019

A. G. Becerra Welcomes Texas To Coalition Challenging Merger of T-Mobile and Sprint

From the office of The California Attorney General

SACRAMENTO — On the heels of a status hearing in the southern district of New York, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra today issued the following statement welcoming Texas to the coalition of now 15 attorneys general suing to block the proposed merger of telecommunications companies T-Mobile and Sprint:

"This is welcome news having Texas as a partner in our fight to protect consumers and competition,” said Attorney General Becerra. “Our coalition of 15 attorneys general will do everything it can to ensure telecom prices are fair and competitive. In California, our concerns with the merger have been about the harms posed by shrinking market competition. Choice is not real if competition isn’t meaningful, and a marketplace with fewer active competitors drives up prices and thwarts innovation.”

The coalition led by Attorney General Becerra and New York Attorney General Letitia James filed the lawsuit on June 11, 2019. The companies – two of only four national wireless telecom providers – offer wireless phone services to over 13 million California consumers. The lawsuit challenges the acquisition of Sprint by T-Mobile because it would lead to higher prices and fewer choices for consumers, particularly low-income subscribers of the companies’ services. Today’s status conference in the southern district of New York was held to address trial schedule, discovery disputes, and other logistical questions.

In addition to California, New York and Texas, the coalition challenging the merger includes Colorado, Connecticut, the District of Columbia, Hawaii, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Nevada, Virginia, and Wisconsin.

Sunday, July 28, 2019

Sexy Liberal Podcast Podcast Network

Stephanie Miller of the Stephanie Miller Show, mornings in Eureka on KGOE AM 1480 from 6-9 am Pacific has a new internet podcast website that contains some great progressive podcasts.



The link is just to the right on my blog. Just click the Sexy Liberal logo and you're there.


Monday, July 22, 2019

Calif. DHCS To Purchase Drugs With Negotiated Fee-For-Service Pool, This Is Big!

From the office of Governor Gavin Newsom.

SACRAMENTO – Continuing the implementation of Governor Gavin Newsom’s Executive Order to take on high prescription drugs costs, the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS)
announced today that it will soon begin accepting proposals to implement a significant component of the state’s prescription drug purchasing plan. Under the proposal, DHCS will be transitioning Medi-Cal pharmacy services from its contracted managed care plans to its directly negotiated fee-for-service system; purchasing on behalf of 13 million enrollees, as opposed to the current 2 million.

“California will use our market power and our moral power to take on drug manufacturers and demand fairer prices for prescription drugs. And we will continue to move closer to ensuring health care for every Californian,” said Governor Newsom. “Today’s announcement gets us one step closer to the goal.”

Just moments after being sworn in, Governor Newsom launched a series of first-in-the-nation actions to make health care more affordable for all Californians and to move the state closer toward the goal of health care for all. Those proposals included Executive Order N-01-19 to create the nation’s largest single-purchaser system for drugs and to, ultimately, allow all Californians and private employers to sit together at the bargaining table across from big drug companies when negotiating prescription drug prices.

This executive order directed state agencies to review opportunities to expand existing bulk purchasing efforts for state, local and private sector entities and transition Medi-Cal pharmacy services from managed care into the fee-for-service delivery system to create significant negotiating leverage and substantial savings for the state.

Today’s announcement brings the state closer to making that system a reality by creating the framework for a consolidated state negotiation and purchasing system for Medi-Cal pharmacy and a uniform Medi-Cal pharmacy provider network and pharmacy utilization policy while allowing Medi-Cal Managed Care Plans to retain all care coordination, pharmacy adherence and disease management responsibilities.

Earlier this year, the Governor announced that the counties of Los Angeles, Santa Clara, Alameda and San Francisco, among the largest public purchasers of prescription drugs in California, will partner with the state to use our combined market power to take on drug companies and lower the cost of prescription drugs.


Sunday, July 21, 2019

The Classic Rock Rewind Is Coming Up

I don't talk much about my classic rock show on the blog. But I do have a show which airs weekends 2-4 pm Pacific at the links below. Just about 30 minutes away from the show.


If you are a big trump fan, you might not like a few minutes of it LOL. The music should make up for that though. We also end with a tribute to Apollo 11

www.radiovegas.rocks and the app https://radiovegas.rocks/get-the-app/
On an older computer use Tunein at this address: https://tunein.com/radio/RadioVegasRocks-s239059/

Nuclear Waste Water Fukusima From A Drone

G.W. Bush On Explosives At WTC

US Senator Joe Liberman, WTC 7 Did Not Occur