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W EDNESDAY , N O VEMB E R 18, 2015

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Rossbacher Can Humboldt remain competitive?

denounces Supervisors prepare for next phase of green rush
racist attack
Daniel Mintz

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Kevin L. Hoover
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ARCATA Two female Humboldt State

students were the victims of a racially motivated assault in downtown Arcata the evening of
Friday, Nov. 6 while making their way on foot
from the Plaza back to the campus, according
to Humboldt State University. Two unknown
male assailants reportedly threw beer at the
women, then taunted and
harassed them before they
were able to get away.
The women, who are
clear that this was not
only a physical attack, but
a racially motivated one,
states a letter sent to the
campus and community
by HSU President Lisa A.
Rossbacher Friday afternoon (see page A7).
According to Rossbacher, the two unidentified white men threw a glass bottle at
the women, hit and sprayed them with beer.
From inside the truck, the men proceeded
to taunt, harass and chase the students, who
ran and successfully evaded the assailants.
Rossbacher decried the attack as antithetical to the values we hold as an institution, including our shared commitment to supporting the dignity of all individuals, to valuing
diversity and to respecting differences.
Rossbacher was unavailable for comment
Monday morning. According to Frank Whitlatch, associate vice president for marketing
and communications, Rossbacher met with

HUMBOLDT Californias medical

marijuana industry is advancing into the
business mainstream and county supervisors fear that the pace of local progress is

too lethargic for the county to be competitive in an emerging marketplace.

The concerns have emerged as the
county considers the implications of new
state laws and the importance of quick response to them.


At its Nov. 10 meeting, the Board of

Supervisors re-appointed Board Chair
Estelle Fennell and Supervisor Ryan
Sundberg to a Medical Marijuana Subcommittee that will advise the licensing of
marijuana manufacturing, distribution,
testing and transportation services.


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QUEEN OF CLEAN Miss Humboldt County
Queen Tenille Choi, top left, saw Michael
Winkler on the evening news covering wall
graffiti with spray paint. She called him,
and asked if he had a project for which her
group could volunteer. He recommended
removing the graffiti from the alleyway behind Hutchins Grocery on G Street. Bottom
left, Victor Leon inspects work. Left, Choi
with Winkler. Above, the graffiti abatement
crew. Photos by Matt Filar | Union


Witnesses trip Warren D.A.

Paul Mann

rity video again, saying, This looks a lot

different than the other video, evidently
EUREKA The special prosecutor in referring to the clip she had viewed at a
the Jason Anthony Warren double murder preliminary hearing. That one had been
trial is grappling with four irreslarger and the courtroom had
olute witnesses, including Warbeen darkened, Lincoln said,
rens estranged wife and another
which put the images in higher
witness who disappeared after a
few minutes of testimony.
Vexed, Sequeira ordered the
Paul D. Sequeira, the prosecutor
clip screened again but Lincolns
from Mendocino County, counted
second response was conditionon Ti San Che Warren (now Linal, too. It looks like it may be my
coln) to identify her ex-husband
husband, she offered.
in a surveillance video recorded at
Although law enforcement witAnthony
the Hoopa trailer home of Dorothy
confirmed that the defenWarren
Evelyn Ulrich, 47, one of the murdant appeared in the video clip
der victims, on Sept. 27, 2012.
and was heard on an accompanying audio
The fuzzy, almost granular screening recording, Sequeira had promised jurors
appeared to show the suspect departing at the outset of the trial that Lincoln would
the trailer via the front door in the dark at positively identify her estranged husband
about 4:30 a.m.
as the subject, bolstering the credibility of
But Ti San Che Lincoln faltered on the the states case against Warren.
witness stand when she watched the secuWARREN A4
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GO JACKS! The HSU Lumberjacks will face Augustana Saturday, Nov. 21 at the
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HSU football begins playoff journey


INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. For the first

time since 1968, Humboldt State football
is advancing to the postseason. And the
Lumberjacks will begin their playoff journey in Redwood Bowl.
Humboldt State is the No. 4 seed in
the 2015 NCAA Division II Super Region
Three bracket and will host No. 5 seed

Augustana on Saturday, Nov. 21. Kickoff

is scheduled for 1 p.m. Tickets are on sale
now and can be purchased online at
The Lumberjacks captured their second
Great Northwest Athletic Conference title
under Head Coach Rob Smith and went
9-1 overall during the regular season. HSU


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From Cannibal Island: 100% local goat cheese

ori Hansen is generous with her goat cheese. Her Joint.

Cannibal Island Creamery booth at the Saturday
I'm the only person in the county doing local goat
market has an array of six flavors of goat cheese cheese that is 100 percent local, she said.
ready for tasting next to a basket of pretzels for dipping.
Shoppers seemed to appreciate the local and fresh qualMy best day was three and a half bags ity of her cheeses, so much so that when told a particular
of pretzels, she said with a smile.
variety had sold out, no one complained. One customer
Customers swarm her booth, taking shrugged philosophically and said, Ill just have to get
taste after taste of the various flavors. here earlier.
Some even look as if theyve had no
Hansen had many repeat customers and greeted them
breakfast doing way more than tasting as old friends. Her kindness was put to the test when an
but Hansens beautiful smile never fal- older man didnt have cash when his purchase was already
AT THE ters. She makes everyone welcome at her bagged up. Pay me next week, she said, handing him the
bag he had reluctantly given back when he realized she
MARKET booth with the bright pink canopy.
Serious discussions between shoppers didnt take plastic.
are carried on as to which flavor is the best. It is hard to
I might be dead then, he kidded.
choose because Hansens cheeses are all so delicious.
Hansen didnt miss a beat. Enjoy your last meal, she
The choices include Garlic-Onion Sun-Dried Toma- tossed back and they both laughed.
to, Chili, Sun-Dried Tomato Basil Garlic, Dill, Herbs de
Speaking of last meals, there are no actual cannibals on
Provence, Humboldt Honey (made
Cannibal Island. That area in Loleta
with local honey) and Miss Humboldt.
was settled by Irish immigrants, acWhat's Miss Humboldt? someone
cording to Place Names of Humboldt
County (1993 ed.) A bunch of the
Miss Humboldt is plain, Hansen
Irish people that lived on the island
answered. Shes the all natural girl.
were always fighting and one day one
Hansen has good suggestions for
of them said that they were just like a
cheese combinations and ways to use
bunch of cannibals. This expression
her goat cheeses. Stir some Herbs de
stuck and the place has been known
Provence into potato soup, she said.
as Cannibal Island since then.
It will make it creamy and add good
The creamery gets its name from
SAY CHEESE Lori Hansen of Canniflavor.
being located on Cannibal Island
bal Island Creamery.
JV | Union
She also suggested adding the garRoad.
lic basil cheese to an already-made sauce for pasta for a
Besides wrangling goats, Hansen has had an interesting
quick but wonderful dinner.
life. She worked in the fishing industry, doing quality conHansen sold milk from her goats to Cypress Grove for trol for Arctic Alaska. And I fished the Bering Sea, for one
17 years. Now shes running her own company with 100 season, she said.
goats as her co-workers. They are free-ranging and grassHansen and her mother ran a care home in Fortuna for
fed. Milk from grass-fed goats makes cheese that is low in eight years. Its no wonder that folks call her to help when
salt, she explained.
their goats are giving birth. Shes that calm, competent
Hansen is in her second season of doing the markets. person that everyone needs on their side. Or the person to
She takes her cheeses to the Garberville, Fortuna, Eureka take care of 100 goats. The cheese says it all.
and Arcata farmers markets. And her cheeses are featured
Visit Cannibal Island Creamery on Facebook or at 3019
at Moonstone Bar and Grill, Ts Caf North and Lukes Cannibal Island Rd., Loleta.

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what I have at this moment.
That is all I can expect from
anyone, including myself.

ARCATA For a sixth year, listeners of public radio station KHSU

helped feed local children and seniors while supporting the community-funded station. Through the
Wildberries Food Challenge, listeners helped provide $3,000 in food for
the Food for People Backpacks for
Kids program.
KHSU teamed up with Wildberries
Marketplace, Food for People and listeners on Oct. 2 for the challenge. For
just over one hour, listener donations
to KHSU were matched by donations
of food to Food for People by Wildberries and two of the stores distributors.
Wildberries Marketplace pledged
$2,500 in food with additional food
donated by their partners Natures
Best powered by KeHE and United
Natural Foods Incorporated to total
$3,000 in high quality, nutritious
Donations will be used to enrich
Food for Peoples Senior Brown Bag
Program and Backpacks for Kids Programs. The Senior Brown Bag Program provides a monthly bag of groceries for more than 300 low-income
seniors age 60 or older at locations
throughout Humboldt County. Backpacks for Kids is a weekend hunger
relief program sponsored by Food for
People. During the school year, bags
filled with enough kid-friendly, nutritious foods to provide breakfast,
lunch, dinner and a snack over the
two-day weekend are distributed on
Fridays to eligible school children.
Food for People Executive Director Anne Holcomb and Wildberries

FOODIES The team that made the Wildberries Food Challenge possible: Ed Subkis, KHSU general manager; Anne Holcomb, Food for People executive director; David Reed, KHSU development director; Carly
Robbins, Food for People fund development; Larry Hupp, Wildberries
Marketplace merchandising manager; Aaron Gottschalk, Wildberries
Marketplace general manager; Amber Madrone, Wildberries MarketMike Dronkers | kHsU
place marketing manager.
founder and CEO Phil Ricord joined
KHSUs David Reed in asking for special donations on the air.
Since the food challenge began in
2010, Wildberries Marketplace and
their partners have contributed more
than $14,000 in food. Using a measurement by the Emergency Food
and Shelter Board, the challenge has
helped provide 9,500 meals over the
last six years.
We are incredibly grateful for this
opportunity to partner with Wildberries, Natures Best, UNFI and KHSU
to achieve two great outcomes: providing high quality food for children
and seniors and supporting our fantastic, local public radio station said

WESTHAVEN WATER The regular monthly meeting of

the Westhaven Community Services District Board of
Directors will be held today, Nov. 18 at 7:30 p.m. at the
Westhaven Fire Hall, 446 Sixth Ave. in Westhaven. The
board will discuss various water projects. For a full agenda and more information call the WCSD at (707) 6770798 or

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The photo of Daniel Southard that ran with the article
Otherworldly Alley (Mad River Union, Nov. 11) should
have been attributed to Chuck Johnson.
Jolly Giant Creek was erroneously referred to as Janes
Creek on the front page last week.
The word bureaucracy was misspelled in a headline
on page A6 last week.
The Nov. 11 Divorce listings erroneously included individuals involved in other types of family court cases.
The Humboldt County Superior Court says internal filing
practices now lump all the cases in together, so henceforth well take pains to separate them.
The Union regrets these errors, as well as the ones in
this weeks paper.

KHSU listeners helping to activate

this matching challenge have contributed $24,600 to the station.
Food for People is the major hunger relief organization and official
food bank of Humboldt County. Last
year, they distributed 2.2 million
pounds of food countywide through
their 14 programs. These programs
include a network of emergency food
pantries across the county, food distribution programs for children and
seniors, nutrition education and outreach activities, free seasonal produce markets, food drives and gleaning efforts, and many partnerships
throughout the community. More information about the organization is at


NEEDED Arcatas Community Thanksgiving Dinner is
set for Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 26 from 11:30 a.m. to
2:30 p.m. at the Arcata Community Center, 321 Martin
Luther King Jr. Pkwy. Organizers are appealing to local
businesses to help with funds for renting the gym area
and kitchen at the center, plus the food and supplies.
The rental fee is $700, while supplies include the food,
paper plates, cups and utensils. Checks should be made
out to Arcata House Partnership and designated for the
Community Thanksgiving Dinner. Donations may be
sent to Arcata House Partnership, 1005 11th St., Arcata,
CA 95521. For more information, contact Leslie Zondervan-Droz at (707) 953-6300.
friends, family and neighbors for a traditional Thanksgiving dinner on Saturday, Nov. 21 from 3 to 5 p.m. at the
Manila Community Center, 1611 Peninsula Dr. in Manila. Manila Family Resource Center staff and community volunteers will be serving turkey, stuffing, mashed
potatoes, cranberry sauce, green bean casserole, gravy,
rolls and pie. This is a family-friendly event free to the
community. A donation jar will be available for anyone
wanting to make contributions to the Resource Center. If
you are interested in volunteering before, during, or after the event, please contact the Manila Community Resource Center staff at

N OVEMBER 18, 2015



Arcata eco-researcher links fracking sand to global warming

Undergraduate research presented at NASA space conference in Madrid
Natalia Nelson
Special to the Union

MADRID As I began my walk

up to the podium, I wasnt sure if
I wanted to run away, weep hysterically, or throw up. I finally
made it to the stage, took a deep
breath, and turned to face the European Space Agency (ESA) Center conference room, packed with
top-level professionals from ESA,
NASA and representatives from
private companies committed to
sustainability. Then I had to begin
But first, a little background. A
Humboldt native, I was born and
raised in Arcata, graduated from
Arcata High in 2012, and went
on to the University of California,
Santa Barbara to study Environmental Science.
Currently, I am an AmeriCorps
member of the Watershed Steward Program, a California Conservation Corps project committed
to conserving, restoring and enhancing anadromous watersheds
throughout the state.
As a senior at the University of
California Santa Barbara (UCSB),
I embarked on the journey to
complete an independent original
research thesis a decision that
initially made me question my
sanity, but ended up being one of
the best decisions of my life.
With a part-time job, volunteer
work and the 21-unit load in order to graduate in three years, the
thesis seemed an insurmountable
task (and made a serious dent in
my social life).
The 114-page project consumed
me and won the Distinguished
Thesis Award in my department.
Titled Climate Change and Hydraulic Fracturing Proppants:
Calculating the Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Emissions from Silica
Sand Production in Wisconsin,
the thesis quantified greenhouse
gas emissions released in aspects
of the fracking process that have
been virtually ignored as to their
carbon footprint.
This research was all very exciting, but after graduation I sort
of forgot about it. Then, one day I
stumbled upon a call for students
to present their research to NASA
and the ESA in Spain and submitted my abstract with a shrug of
my shoulders.
Lo and behold, a couple weeks
later I got word that NASA was
flying me, all expenses paid, to
Madrid to present my research at
the 2015 International Workshop
on Environment and Alternative
Energy Nov. 10 through 13. (An
enthusiastic happy dance followed this news.)
The conference at the ESA
Center in Madrid focused on increasing space mission ground
infrastructure climate change resiliency through sustainability.
There were presentations from
professional scientists along with
11 other students presenting their
Not only was I able to tell the
customs officer at the airport
that the purpose of my travel was
business, (the most adult mo-

ment of my life), but I received

the opportunity to connect with
top NASA and ESA professionals
committed to reducing humanitys carbon footprint. I absorbed
as much knowledge as I could
about topics ranging from the
possibility of colonizing Mars to
cleaning up space debris. I also
got to exercise my tourist skills in
Madrid for a few days and appreciate Spanish culture.
Anyway, back to the story. So,
there I was, shaking and stammering, presenting my undergraduate
research in Madrid. After the first
slide I was able to relax, make a
joke, and launch in on the actual
Natalia Nelson with her research, above, and with the
American delegation, left.

Photos courtesy Natalia NelsoN

students when the attendees were

able to mill around and ask us
questions about our research. The
judges analyzed our research, and
it was an honor that they considered my presentation important
enough to merit one of three prizes especially since I was one of
only two undergraduate students.
research on hydraulic fracturing
A proppant, or propping agent,
is a hard, dense material used in
fracking to prop underground
cracks open and let the oil or
natural gas flow out and up to
the surface. Each fracking well
requires thousands of tons of
proppant, most commonly silica
sand (SiO2), so millions of tons
are stuck in cracks underground
and millions of tons are produced
each year.
I explained that silica sand production, from mining to processing to distribution, inevitably has
a large greenhouse gas footprint,
but that an actual numeric value
of this amount had never been
Using permit data from silica sand facilities in Wisconsin,
the leading state in silica sand
production, I calculated that approximately 0.15 tons of CO2 is
released in the production of one
ton of silica sand. (Thats about
equivalent to the carbon pollution
from taking your average passenger vehicle and driving it to San
Since every single fracking well
requires thousands of tons of silica sand, the emissions from the
sand used per well is equivalent
to driving the length of the United States about 320 times. Thats
just for one hydraulic fracturing
well and there are over one million wells in the U.S. alone. (You
can do the math.)
I explained to the conference
that data on this subject is currently extremely difficult to come
by. First of all, only 28 out of 140
active silica sand facilities in Wisconsin supplied any public data
regarding their on-site greenhouse gas emissions. These facilities legally dont have to report
greenhouse gas emissions from

all on-site processes, and are

therefore under-reporting their
I suggested that a stringent,
long-term monitoring processes
would fill data gaps about the CO2
emissions from the silica sand
life-cycle so that scientists, policy-makers and the public could
make informed decisions.
In the face of climate change,
a lifecycle perspective on greenhouse gas emissions is important
for planning and reducing our
carbon pollution. Someone might
calculate the emissions of a car, for
example, as the emissions driven
by that car annually but this ignores the emissions released from
mining the metal for it, transporting parts all over the world, assembling the car in factories and
compacting the car in a landfill.
The latter approach is a lifecycle
analysis, which calculates emissions from cradle-to-grave. Many
scientists now recognize this, and
have completed previous lifecycle
analyses on hydraulic fracturing;
however NONE of these assessments include the emissions from
proppants, which are an inherent
part of hydraulic fracturing.
I talked about how I compared
my lifecycle proppant calculations
to these previous studies, and
found that emissions would increase by 5 to 34 percent if future
fracking lifecycle analyses included emissions from proppants. If
this increase was applied to every
individual hydraulic fracturing
well in the nation, we would see
an increase CO2 calculations of
millions of tons stemming from
the hydraulic fracturing industry
a significant increase!
Anyway, I managed to finish
the 20-minute presentation without upchucking all over the stage.
After the presentation there was
a casual poster session with the

As if a free trip to beautiful Madrid was not enough, I received a

rare NASA coin, given to people
who have made a difference to
This event was huge for me for
two reasons. First, I believe we
need to do everything we can to
drastically reduce our personal,
national and global carbon footprint in order to preserve our
planet and its inhabitants. I was
inspired that government officials
were setting such high goals of
sustainability and to observe the
amazing research done by students around the world.
Second, since only one-third of
science, technology, engineering
and mathematics jobs are held
by women, it was exciting to be a
woman in attendance of a primarily male-dominated research field.
I feel it is crucial that we empower
young girls to pursue any career
path that they wish and attending
this workshop reinforced my hope
that the field is slowly changing to
reflect gender equality.
I would personally like to thank
NASA and the TEERM Workshop
coordinators. For more details
about the workshop or to view my
presentation, you can visit teerm.

McKFOREST Three possible configurations for the 3,644-acre

McKinleyville Community Forest. GraPhic courtesy humboldt couNty

Community forest proposal

comes before McKMAC
Jack Durham
Mad RiveR Union


of creating a community forest in
McKinleyville will be discussed
this evening, Nov. 18, by the
McKinleyville Municipal Advisory Committee (McKMAC).
The county advisory committee meets at 6 p.m. at Azalea Hall,
1620 Pickett Rd. in McKinleyville.
The McKMAC is scheduled
to hear a presentation from the
Green Diamond Resource Co.,
regarding the creation of a community forest on the east side of
town. The proposal is to create a
3,644-acre community forest on
land now owned by Green Diamond.
After hearing a report from
Green Diamond, the McKMAC
will receive public input, then
may take a position on the proposal.
Also at tonights meeting, at
the request of a community member, the McKMAC will discuss its
policy for holding meetings. According to the meeting agenda,
the McKMACs current policy is

to cancel its monthly meetings if

there are no substantive items
on the agenda.
A community member asked
us to modify that policy to meet
even if there are no substantive items on our agenda, which
would mean meeting for only
public input and approving minutes, the agenda states.
The McKMAC will also hear
reports from its members. It
may also set the date for its next
meeting. The McKMAC typically holds its meetings on the last
Wednesday of the month. However, in December the meeting
would fall on Dec. 30, the day
before New Years Eve. McKMAC Chair Ben Shepherd is recommending that the board reschedule the December meeting
for Wednesday, Dec. 16.
Agendas and background information about the McKMAC
is available at humboldtgov.
Comments and other input
can be sent to the McKMAC at





Suspects motive may have been money

Paul Mann
mad river union

EUREKA There has been a hint

little more than a hint that one
of Jason Anthony Warrens motives
might have been his want of money
when he allegedly murdered Hoopa
mother of three Dorothy Evelyn Ulrich, 47, at her trailer home in 2012.
A neighbor, Tiffany Love Martin,
who testified that she and Ulrich
were inseparable friends, said that
when she visited Ulrich the day before she was murdered, Wednesday,
Sept. 26, 2012, Warren had mentioned he should be paid for what he
did for her.
It was Martins opinion that Warren really did a lot that day in helping Ulrich pack her things as she
readied to leave Hoopa and join her
truck driver husband on the road.
Did Warren actually use the word
money? Martin was asked.
Yes, he used the word money.
She was fully aware that Ulrich could
not afford to pay him. Whether Warren was angry about that is unknown.
Martin testified she was familiar
with the defendant because my sister used to go out with him.
Asked her attitude toward Warren
when she saw him the day before Ulrichs death, she answered, I believe
I was mad at him, yeah.
Now living in Orleans, Martin said
she resented the fact that Mr. Warren kept taking [my six-year-old] son
off to the side when they played ball
together in Ulrichs driveway, making me really paranoid. It just felt
When Martin returned to the residence that Wednesday night, about
9:30 or 10 p.m., He [Warren] was
in the house. There were no visible
tensions between Ulrich and Warren
at that hour, she testified.
Protective of Ulrich, whom she
had known more than 15 years, Martin said she had intended to spend
the night in the trailer. But she nixed
the idea when one of Ulrichs adult
sons, Shane, arrived in his pickup.
He came in the house, said he was
gonna take a shower and I thought he
was home to stay. He was still there
when I left.
Not long after dawn the next morn-

ing, Thursday, Sept. 27, Martin and

Ulrichs sister-in-law Maria, would
find Ulrichs blood-drenched body in
the front doorway of the doublewide.
I dont want to describe what I seen
[sic], Martin told the court.
Martin would tell an investigating
tribal police officer at the scene that
she had heard a female voice cussing and yelling at about 3:10 or 3:30
a.m. Warren is suspected of murdering Ulrich between 4:21 and 4:35 a.m.
Under cross-examination by Warrens lawyer, Glenn Brown, Martin
said she had not been surprised to
find the defendant at Ulrichs home.
Dot [Ulrich] confirmed he was there
to help pack, she acknowledged.
No, Martin testified, Ulrich was
not going to pay Warren cause she
didnt have no money.
Martin was unaware that Ulrich
had driven Warren to the trailer
Wednesday morning. Warren said
he was present because, in Martins
words, he didnt have no place to go.
When Martin left Wednesday
night, six hours or so before the murders, there was no sign of hard feelings, hostility or anger between Dot
and Jason, Martin agreed.
Unsolicited, she volunteered, Jason was having quite a lot of confrontations with a lot of people in Hoopa.
Although willing to credit Warren
for the help he gave Ulrich, Martin
became resistant when Brown asked
her to recall the topics of conversation she shared with Ulrich and Warren when she saw them that Wednesday afternoon on the property.
Did she remember laughing together and sharing a joint?
Possibly, she said brusquely, her
voice hardening.
Did the three discuss guns and the
Second Amendment?
I dont remember none of that,
Martin declared, as if she had rehearsed the answer beforehand in the
event she was asked.
A hint of asperity crept into
Browns voice for a moment as he
taxed Martin to open up. Notable
for his politesse with jurors and witnesses, Brown quickly recovered his
solicitous courtroom voice, suppressing his frustration with a refractory

Did Martin remember talking

about the theft of Ulrichs gun?
Not that day, the witness answered curtly.
Had Ulrichs son Shane fetched up
at the trailer late at night?
I dont recall, Martin replied,
despite her prior statements to the
Other witnesses buttressed Martins description of the peaceable relationship between Ulrich and Warren in the hours before the murder.
Cheryl Magnuson Franco, the primary investigator for the Humboldt
County Sheriffs Office, and Karen
Quenell, the evidence technician
in the case, told jurors that Ulrichs
murder was notably very contained
in the front room of the trailer.
Although Ulrichs blood was spattered extensively on several packing
boxes, a suitcase and the surveillance
monitor nearby, as well as pooled on
the vestibule floor beneath her, there
was no sign of a struggle or a fight,
Franco testified. Nothing was knocked
over or out of place or damaged, nothing was moved or broken, as is common in an indoor fight, she said.
Similarly, the audio recording aired
for the jury carried no note of an argument, a dispute, a provocation no
evidence of a precipitating factor that
would explain what triggered Warrens alleged assault and its ferocity.
The coldblooded nature of the
murder Ulrich apparently offered
no resistance other than her cries for
mercy and the severity of Ulrichs
wounds prompted conjecture that
Warren was high on meth or other
powerful drugs at the time. That remains unknown publicly.
When arrested by Eureka police,
Warren was transferred to St. Joseph Hospital for a blood draw. Next,
Humboldt County Sheriffs Deputy
Todd Wilcox, who was serving with
EPD in 2012, processed Warren
when he was booked into jail. Wilcox
collected fingernail clippings, did a
cheek swab for DNA and combed out
Warrens hair for trace evidence.
With the trial in its third week, Sequeira has yet to introduce a toxicology report or biological evidence that
would establish if Warren had been
under the influence.

Warren | Trouble identifying suspect

From A1

Sequeira met with a prior setback when

Ulrichs husband, Timothy Ulrich Sr., took
the stand and could not identify Warren
as he sat at the defense table 10 or 12 feet
away. Yet Ulrich had already said he knew
Asked to identify the defendant, Ulrich
squinted as he scanned the courtroom
from his left to the jury on his right, his
eyes passing over Warren at least twice. He
sounded as uncertain as Lincoln.
Im really not sure, Ulrich stated, adding that his late wife and Warren had not
been close friends.
Ulrich also said he did not recall Warren
being at the trailer in the past.
Im not saying he didnt [visit the trailer], I just dont remember him being there.
A third witness who teetered between
certainty and doubt was Robert Kane Sr.,
the retired Hoopa Valley Tribes chief of
police, who said he had known Warren
since the suspect was a teenager.
Kane said of the surveillance video,
When I saw it, I blurted out it was Jason
Warren. But he backtracked, in the same
manner as Lincoln, under cross-examination by defense counsel Glenn Brown. Kane
noted that the resolution of the original clip
was a lot clearer than the clip shown in
When Sequeira pursued this on redirect,
he hit another snag. Kane retreated further, saying he probably could not identify
Warren from the court clip.
The states witness who deserted Sequeira outright was Edwin (Eddie) Koch
Jr. (pronounced coke), who called himself Warrens best friend. It was at Kochs
grandparents home at 409 West Sonoma
Ave. in Eureka that Warren holed up until
about 5 p.m. on Sept. 27. He sought refuge
there after he allegedly abandoned the car
he had stolen from Dorothy Ulrichs driveway and deliberately crashed it into three
women joggers on Old Arcata Road/Myrtle Avenue about an hour after he fled the
Hoopa trailer. One of the women, Suzanne
Seemann, 40, mother of two young children and a Humboldt State University lecturer, was killed instantly.
Warren allegedly ditched the damaged
car in a parking lot not far from the Sono-

N OVEMBER 18, 2015

ma Avenue home. Koch confirmed that he

woke to Warren tapping on his back bedroom window at sunrise and welcomed
him inside took him to my bedroom.
Id just gotten home from partying,
Koch told the court. I was happy to see
Was Warren carrying anything? Sequeira asked.
Nah, Koch replied. In one of the video images, Warren is seen leaving Ulrichs
trailer with a bag or purse of some kind
in his left hand and what appears to be a
sword in the other, a sword that was part
of Timothy Ulrichs collection and thought
to be the murder weapon, which was never
A no-bail warrant is out for Koch because
he failed to return to court after a brief recess. When the Union went to press, his
whereabouts remained publicly unknown
and the trial is now in its third week.
Despite the series of hitches, Sequeira
fortified his case with key law enforcement
testimony last week, in particular that of
Humboldt County Sheriff investigator
Cheryl Franco, who was assigned as lead
detective for the 2012 killings.
Together, Sequeira and Franco chronicled minute-by-minute the timetable and
sequence of images she documented while
scrutinizing the video and audio in near
micro-detail. Franco took thorough notes
of developments at Ulrichs double-wide
trailer the day before the murders, Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012.
Ulrich pulled into the driveway at 9:51
a.m. in a borrowed silver Kia with Warren
in the passengers seat.
Ironically, as they approach the house,
Ulrich points out the four-camera security
surveillance system that monitored comings and goings from various angles, including those at the front door.
From 11:34 a.m. to 12:10 p.m., in another irony, the system videoed Warren climbing a ladder to the roofline at the back of
the trailer and installing the third camera
atop a telephone pole. His face and clothing were clearly visible.
Warren assisted Ulrich on and off all
day with packing boxes for her impending
move; she had planned to join her longhaul truck driver husband on the road and

Sticky gloves & a hash lab

Humboldt County SHeriffS offiCe

BLUE LAKE At approximately 10:40 a.m. Monday,

Nov. 16, a Humboldt County deputy was attempting to
serve a local warrant in Blue Lake and noticed a vehicle
involved with the case at an apartment complex on the
400 block of Railroad Avenue.
The deputy knocked on the front
door of the second floor apartment complex and it was answered by a subject
not related to the warrant. The subject
was wearing black latex gloves that had
marijuana residue on them. He also had
marijuana residue on his person. There
was a strong odor of marijuana emanatDouglas
ing from the apartment as well.
The deputy contacted the Humboldt
County Drug Task Force (DTF) and a
search warrant was issued by the Humboldt County Superior Court. Deputies, along with DTF, searched the residence and confiscated 146 pounds of
marijuana trim, 75 pounds of packaged
marijuana, seven pounds of butane honey oil and a large, industrial, operational
butane hash lab.
Deputies arrested Douglas Bocchetta, 24, of Cincinnati, and William
Mattingly, 20, of Blue Lake. Both were
transported to the Humboldt County
Correctional Facility and booked on
suspicion of manufacturing a controlled substance, possession of marijuana for sale and
possession of concentrated cannabis. Their bail has been
set at $500,000 each.
ArCATA CITY CoUNCIL The Arcata City Council meets
today, Nov. 18 at 6 p.m. at the Arcata Council Chambers,
736 F St., Arcata. The council will discuss multiple options
for regulating the cultivation and processing of medical
marijuana in the proposed Medical Marijuana Innovation
Zone (MMIZ). The council will also hold a hearing on unmet transit needs within the city and may vote on guidelines for its community development block grant business
assistance loan program.

Jacks | Keep on winning

From A1

went a perfect 6-0 against

GNAC opponents, including
a 29-13 road win over rival
Western Oregon Saturday.
The Green and Gold return to the postseason after
a 47-year absence. In 1968,
the Lumberjacks won the
NAIA Western Region title
with a 29-14 win over Fresno
State in the Camellia Bowl.
Humboldt last hosted a

leave Hoopa in the near future. He was

in New Mexico when notified of his wifes
At various times, the video showed
Warren roving between the trailers interior and its cluttered wood porch, picking
up boxes, smoking cigarettes, carrying
large plastic bags, walking down the driveway or visiting with one of Ulrichs neighbors, her close friend Tiffany Martin, who
stopped by several times the day before
the murder.
In presenting the timeline and the video
to the jury, Franco zeroed in on the crucial
minutes the following morning, Thursday,
Sept. 27, between 4:21 and 4:35 a.m. That is
the period when Warren is alleged to have
beaten, bludgeoned and stabbed Ulrich to
death with a long Samurai sword.
Separate still photos of the crime scene,
taken by former evidence technician Karen
Quenell, a master of the craft and a skilled,
articulate witness, showed Ulrichs body
lying face down just inside the front door
in a pool of blood and brain matter. Her
head was reduced to a coagulated mass of
bloody pulp and darkened hair. It appeared
almost crushed from the vicious battering
which Franco testified consisted of 59 to 65
slashing strokes. They persisted even after
Ulrich fell silent.
Franco listened to the accompanying audio with a headset three years ago, which
captured desultory conversation, childrens
voices off in the distance and, eventually,
Ulrich crying out for her life as the methodical, relentless attack on her dragged on.
After her own examination, Franco sent
the audio to the FBI for enhancement,
which made it a little bit easier to hear,
she testified. When Sequeira asked if she
heard a male voice on the audio during the
killing and if she could discern his words,
Brown instantly objected. Presiding Judge
Timothy P. Cissna reflected at length and
then pronounced the objection sustained.
Jurors can determine what was said
when they meet to deliberate their verdict,
Cissna stated.
At 4:31 a.m., the video showed Warren leaving the trailer down a set of porch
steps, the security systems motion detector
light illuminating his departure. In his left
hand was the aforementioned bag or purse,
in his right hand the sword, sheathed in its

postseason game in 1960 at

Eurekas historic Albee Stadium. Legendary coach and
Hall of Famer Phil Sarboe
led the Lumberjacks to a
13-7 win versus Whitworth
and a berth to the NAIA
National Championship in
St. Petersburg, Fla. A nineyard field goal was the difference as the Green and
Gold fell to Lenoir Rhyne,
15-14, in the Holiday Bowl.

Franco said Warrens footfalls could

be heard in the gravel driveway; the door
opened on the Kia, the brake lights flashed
and the headlights switched on and off.
At 4:35 a.m., the car started, backed up,
turned around and exited on Highway 96.
Francos testimony was buttressed by
Gary Woffinden, whose affiliations were
rather vague, even furtive. Woffinden said
he was currently employed with an unnamed security company in Seattle and
that he had worked for an unspecified
Humboldt law enforcement agency for an
undisclosed number of years. For whatever reason, Sequeira did not establish those
background facts for the record and the
witness volunteered no details.
Woffinden viewed the Ulrich video clip
and affirmed Warren was on it, to a 90 to
95 percent certainty. After viewing additional footage, Woffinden said, he became
100 percent certain. He reviewed the clips
on a 15- by 15-inch monitor.
Brown, a searching defense lawyer
and a perfectionist who dissects evidence
with precision, laid siege to the 100 percent claim, on several fronts: that Warrens clothing athletic-style jersey, baggy
shorts extending below the knees, a baseball cap worn backwards are common
items of apparel, implying the man in the
video could be anybody.
Further, the black-and-white rather
than color visual tends to obscure the image, making identification difficult. And,
Brown pointed out, Woffinden watched the
video on a smaller monitor than the one in
the courtroom and in broad daylight.
The witness conceded the video was
pixelated and that it was played back in
September sunlight, but said a canopy had
been set up to constrain the brightness.
Woffinden was firm that he was able to discern Warrens facial characteristics.
Woffinden also said he had seen Warren
about two weeks before the murders, that
he had encountered him at other times in
the Hoopa area and that he had had regular contact with him, apparently in his
prior law enforcement career in Humboldt.
Again, Woffinden did not elaborate and
Sequeira did not inquire about the witness
local police work or whether he had been
aware of Warrens long criminal record,
dating to his conviction as a teenager for
attempted murder.

N OVEMBER 18, 2015



CR implements campus
safety precautions
college oF the redwoods

HUMBOLDT All College of the Redwoods faculty, staff and administrators

are committed to the safety
of students and employees.
The ever-growing concern regarding campus
safety heightened by recent
national events such as the
tragic incident at Umpqua
Community College has expedited the ongoing safety
initiatives at CR.
The Emergency Preparedness and Safety
Committee (EPSCo) has
continued to meet regularly to discuss the various
ongoing safety projects
and upgrades.
Some of the initiatives
that have moved to the top
of the priority list are:
1. The installation of
eight new tsunami sirens
throughout the Eureka
Campus that can also be
used as emergency broadcast devices.
2. The installation of
twelve new cell phone
boosters on the Eureka
Campus to improve cell
phone reception.
3. Planning additional
drills and training for the
entire college community including large scale
training exercises and

4. Upgrading the door
locks in classrooms and
offices throughout the district.
5. The installation of
telephones in all classrooms throughout the district.
6. The installation of
additional lighting and security cameras throughout
the district.
7. The installation of
mirrored window film on
the Del Norte Campus.
8. Adding additional
public safety officers to
the Eureka and Del Norte
Many of the safety initiatives are currently in progress and will continue to be
top priorities of the district.
I have been impressed
with the desire and willingness of our administration, faculty, staff, and
students in helping to keep
our campuses safe said
Burk McBride, CR public
safety manager. College of
the Redwoods Community
College District provides a
beautiful environment to
learn and develop careers,
and it is rewarding to see
everyone take part in preserving that environment by
being safety conscious and
everyone doing their part.

Thanksgiving is really
dangerous, but neednt be
NatioNal Fire ProtectioN associatioN

YOUR HOUSE When most of us think about

Thanksgiving, images of turkey, stuffing and time spent
with loved ones typically come to mind, not fire hazards.
However, an increased risk of fire is, in fact, a reality of
Thanksgiving. According to the National Fire Protection
Association (NFPA), three times as many home cooking
fires occur on Thanksgiving as on a typical day.
NFPAs latest cooking estimates shows that there
were 1,550 cooking fires on Thanksgiving in 2013, reflecting a 230 percent increase over the daily average.
Home cooking fires also spike on other major U.S. holidays, including Christmas Day, Christmas Eve and Memorial Day weekend. Unattended cooking is the leading
cause of home cooking fires.
A combination of factors collectively increase the risk
of home cooking fires on Thanksgiving, said Lorraine
Carli, NFPAs vice president of Outreach and Advocacy.
People are often preparing multiple dishes with lots of
guests and other distractions, which can make it all too
easy to forget whats on the stove. Thats when cooking
mishaps are most likely to occur.
While the number of cooking fires spikes on holidays,
its also one of the leading causes of home fires yearround. Between 2009 and 2013, U.S. fire departments
responded to an estimated average of 162,400 home
cooking fires per year. These fires resulted in an annual
average of 430 civilian fire deaths, 5,400 reported injuries and $1.1 billion in direct property damage.
Fortunately, Carli notes, there are many simple steps
people can take to ensure safe cooking on Thanksgiving. A
little added awareness about potential fire hazards and taking a few basic precautions in the kitchen can go a long way
toward keeping your Thanksgiving fire-free, said Carli.
Here are NFPAs top five tips for cooking with fire
safety in mind on Thanksgiving and beyond:
1. Remain in the kitchen while youre cooking, and keep
a close eye on what you fry! Always stay in the kitchen while
frying, grilling or broiling food. If you have to leave the
kitchen for even a short period of time, turn off the stove.
Regularly check on food thats simmering, baking or roasting, and use a timer to remind you that youre cooking.
2. Keep things that can catch fire such as oven mitts,
wooden utensils, food packaging, towels and curtains
away from the cooking area.
3. Be alert when cooking. If you are sleepy or have
consumed alcohol, dont use the stove or stovetop.
4. If you have a small (grease) cooking fire on the
stovetop and decide to fight the fire: Smother the flames
by sliding a lid over the pan and turning off the burner.
Leave the pan covered until it is completely cooled. For
an oven fire, turn off the heat and keep the door closed.
5. If youre cooking a turkey using a disposable aluminum pan, consider doubling up and using two pans to avoid
a puncture, as dripping turkey juices can cause an oven fire.
NFPA discourages the use of turkey fryers, a popular
cooking method on Thanksgiving. The use of turkey fryers can lead to devastating burns and other injuries, and
the destruction of property due to the large amount and
high temperature of oil used. NFPA urges those who prefer
fried turkey to look for grocery stores, specialty food retailers and restaurants that sell deep fried turkeys.

Yap-happy labs confront wheeled Westwood cyborg

Monday, October 26 6:16 a.m. Tuesday, October 27 7:23 a.m.
A feral cat and her five kittens were A man was reported sleeping on the
reported living behind dumpsters on ground in a Uniontown breezeway.
Baldwin Avenue. Police were asked to 7:40 a.m. A man was reported lying
set traps.
on the ground at the conflu11:31 a.m. Thieves are
ence of G and H streets.
mining bicycles from
8:40 a.m. A man was reportbackyards around town,
ed lying in a businesss doorwith a $1,000 mountain
way at Fifth and J streets.
Kevin L. Hoover
bike extracted from what
10:18 a.m. A man reported
had been thought to be
that he had hidden his backPOLICE LOG
a safe remove behind a
pack in the Arcata Communi10th Street house. If you
ty Forest, but apparently not
arent locking your bike, or car, or well enough, because when he went
house, youre just hanging a virtual back for it, it had been stolen.
FREE sign on your possessions.
12:09 p.m. Two black labs ran happy
3:14 p.m. Surly slackabouts chilled, and free as only labs can in the Westmilled and buzzkilled biz in front wood Court area, scampering up and
of an H Street store, radiating bad down stairs, into traffic and wherever
smells and stinky attitude.
their happy dog hearts led them. The
5:40 p.m. A woman said that a man two were generally friendly, except to
in a firefighter uniform pushed his a passing skateboarder who may have
way into her daughters apartment appeared to them as a half-human,
to check her smoke alarm, which half-wheeled cyborg who had to be
might have become a euphemism for stopped, or at least severely yapped at.
something horrible. But he then left, 12:31 p.m. Someone left six sliding
and disturbingly, there were no fire glass doors at a 10th Street construcdepartment vehicles evident in the tion site, while building materials
stored there disappeared.
8:21 p.m. A man who said that he 4:11 p.m. Near an occupied van that
had been snorting Whippit nitrous was parked on a Valley West street
oxide containers for the last three for a month, holes began to appear
days turned up at the hospital begging in a lawn. An observer theorized that
for painkillers. He was advised not to these were latrine holes, but didnt
drive, given the ravaged condition of dig for evidence.
8:58 p.m. A female-harasser in a
his brain remnants.
11:03 p.m. Non-gentlemen in a red- burgundy shirt briefly bothered passand-white 1990s-era pickup truck ersby outside a downtown donutry.
were reported either catcalling pe- Wednesday, October 28 12:49
destrians or shooting at them with a p.m. Someone tried to steal a car
parked at the Marsh, but succeeded
slingshot, or both.

only in messing up the ignition.

2:36 p.m. A $1,000 sub-woofer was
stolen from a Plaza tavern, and security video somehow failed to record
the theft.
2:56 p.m. A 12th Street resident
couldnt imagine any plausible reason
why a neighbor would shine a flashlight into his bedroom, so he called
8:23 p.m. A man who a woman no
longer dates was reported still using
her cell phone and credit card, as
though they were still trusting sweeties sharing earthly assets.
9:40 p.m. A woman enjoyed a
$13.05 meal at a Plaza tavern, then
did a scarf n scram.
Thursday, October 29 10:35
a.m. A man in an utterly ineffectual camouflage jacket and his sticker-covered guitar screamed obscenities as he combed through a 14th
Street dumpster, his stealth garment
doing little to obscure his presence,
what with all the #@&*)%! business.
4:15 p.m. A man wearing a black hat
and gold necklace stuffed a $7 carpenters level into his pants at a downtown hardware store, and walked out
without paying for it.
Friday, October 30 10:57 a.m.
A Trojan Street resident said a man
had stolen her cell phone right out
of her home two days previous. She
didnt see him, but when she called
her phone, he answered.
12:46 p.m. A dapper gent in ripped
jacket and toting a bottle ambled into
traffic at Fifth and G streets, stumble-chasing cars and people.



N OVEMBER 18, 2015

Planners wrestle with rules for growing cannabis

Daniel Mintz
Mad RiveR Union

HUMBOLDT The countys Planning

Commission is expected to wrap up its review of a commercial medical marijuana
ordinance this week, after making a series
of decisions that toe the line between persuading compliance and reining in impacts.
The commission held special meetings
last week on the draft ordinance, which
regulates commercial production of medical marijuana, on Nov. 10, 12 and 13.
After lurching along during the weeks
first two meetings without significant progress, the commission buckled down and
approved several recommendations during
the third.
The commission approved a motion
deeming that marijuana will be potentially allowed on agriculturally-zoned parcels, ranging from one-acre residential ag
parcels to 600-acre ones as well as Timber
Production Zone (TPZ) parcels.
Permit conditions will be developed to
control impacts.
Though cultivation on TPZ sites has
been strongly argued against by environmental groups, the vote acknowledged that
the zoning allows establishment of threeacre areas within TPZ parcels for residences and other uses such as farming.
Next up was consideration of where indoor grows will be allowed. After Commissioner Lee Ulansey moved to allow them
in commercial and manufacturing zones,
a resident of the farm-rich Arcata Bottom area said agricultural-exclusive zones
should also be included.

She said her farm is next to Sun Valley

Floral Farms, a large, high-volume indoor
facility, adding, If thats not commercial, I
dont know what is.
Reflecting marijuanas increasingly
mainstream image, she said she produces
modestly-profitable organic hay and wants
to grow medical marijuana as an income
Ulansey and Commission Chair Bob
Morris have concerns about using prime ag
soil areas for indoor uses. But a majority of
commissioners supported allowing indoor
grows on ag-exclusive parcels.
Before the vote, Commissioner Ben
Shepherd, who comes from a ranching
family, said, I know what its like to try
and survive out there and I also know of a
lot of those barns out there that have grows
in them so its the reality.
In a related vote, commissioners added
a range of residential-agricultural parcels
to the roster of areas where indoor growing
will be allowed. The smaller, residentially-zoned ag parcels are generally located
near public water and power sources, making them suitable for indoor cultivation.
The discussion got thicker when commissioners considered how to address existing grows whose methods involve violations of county codes.
The draft ordinance proposes using
enforcement agreements to define what
needs to be done and, mindful of the concept of inviting compliance, commissioners
agreed to change the name of the pacts to
compliance agreements.
Most commissioners voted in favor

of the compliance agreement process, in

which the countys Planning Department
forges a violation abatement strategy with
cultivating landowners. An amendment
added availability of an appeal before the
A follow-up vote established a one-year
time frame to plan code corrections and
two years to abate them.
In a vote taken during one of the earlier hearings, commissioners had voted to
separate cultivation-related code violations from those connected to residential
and other land uses when grow sites are
Two major issues with grows were addressed when commissioners considered
regulation of diesel generator use and use
of trucked water.
On the generator issue, Southern Humboldt resident Robert Sutherland, who led
an awareness-raising effort on generator-related environmental impacts, warned that
allowing generator use for indoor and greenhouse grows would risk spills and fires.
Commissioner Kevin McKenney agreed,
saying, I dont think diesel generators
have any place out on the hills.
But Morris said generator-powered
lighting can be important during early- and
late-season periods when natural light is
Commissioners minus McKenney
voted to allow generator use with permit
conditions that will be decided on this
On the trucked water issue, most commissioners supported not allowing deliv-

ered water as a primary source for grows.

But the potential to discourage permit
involvement of existing growers who use
trucked water concerned Morris.
Commissioner Noah Levy strongly supported the trucked water prohibition, saying that there are many alternative sources
available, such as rainwater catchment and
storage during wet seasons.
The prohibition was approved, with
Morris abstaining.
Commissioners also approved a permit
referral process for grows proposed in Native American ancestral areas.
During the Nov. 10 meeting, commissioners made another significant decision
to approve the establishment of a new
permit category proposed by Sutherland.
Sutherlands Humboldt Heritage permit requires grows to be sun-lit in cultivation areas less than 3,000 square feet,
have organic certification and be tended
by a permit holder who lives on the grow
The commissions Nov. 12 hearing was
short on decision-making, with most of its
time absorbed by a zoning proposal that
was deemed to be too bureaucratic to fit
within the ordinances approval timeframe.
Recently-approved state law names
March 1 as the deadline for local governments to adopt regulatory ordinances. The
commission is expected to complete its advisory work on the ordinance at the hearing
today, but will meet on Nov. 19 if necessary.
The ordinance will ultimately be approved by the countys Board of Supervisors.

Attack| Case remains open; why are we treating women this way?
made available to the students,
but wasnt certain whether they
are taking advantage of them.
Nor is it known what the assailants said to the victims. UPD
Chief Donn Peterson said all the
specifics of the attack are included
in Rossbachers letter.
Theres a lot we dont know,
Peterson said. He [the assailant or assailants] uttered some
things; I dont know what they
were. It was certainly [the victims] perception, and theyre the
ones that experienced it.
Peterson said it would be inappropriate to question the victims
choices in handling the aftermath
of the incident, including the way
they reported it.
We dont want to revictimize
the students, he said. They have
their reasons for not reporting it,
and were trying to be respectful
of their wishes.
While Rossbacher had known


the students on Wednesday, and

possibly again on Friday. She
was very personally touched by
the situation, Whitlatch said. It
personally affected her.
The matter had been heavily
discussed on campus during the
week. The incident wasnt reported to Arcata Police or University
Police, according to word-ofmouth, because the students were
afraid of the police, possibly due
to recent, widely reported incidents of police-involved violence
with African-American citizens.
Whitlatch said the matter had
been reported to faculty members, who notified the administration. This accounted for the
weeks delay in formally notifying
the campus community. Theres
some processing going on, Whitlatch said.
He said support resources such
as counseling would have been

of the matter since mid-week,

there was no communication
from the Presidents Office or
UPD to Arcata Police to let them
know that racist harassers were
on the loose and active in Arcata.
APD Chief Tom Chapman
said he first heard of the incident
Friday afternoon when it was
reported in the news media. He
didnt wish to publicly point fingers, but was clearly unsettled by
the lack of notification from university officials.
With even an informal report,
minimally, we could have tried to
identify the alleged perpetrators,
he said. Arcatas a small town.
Its not uncommon for our officers
to recognize a vehicle based on a
partial description Oh, thats
A July incident in which an Arcata man was struck by a paintball
near the Humboldt State campus
resulted in the arrest of multiple

suspects. UPD managed to track

down the alleged perpetrators
based on the scanty initial description of a black SUV.
Chapman said APD officers
could have been told to be on the
lookout for a similar vehicle. Had
any similar incidents taken place,
APD would have collated the reports and pursued the suspects.
Thats what we do, he said.
Peterson said that following
publication of Rossbachers letter,
he spoke with Chapman, and has
also spoken with City Manager
Karen Diemer. Any of the communication that didnt take place
last week is certainly taking place
now, he said.
The incident remains an open,
pending and active case with
UPD, according to Peterson.
He said he hoped that the incident would inspire heightened
awareness in the community. We
have to figure out a way to foster

Cannabis | The big advantage is that weve got the name


It will be the next phase of governing what could be the

countys most thriving industry.
A draft ordinance on commercial medical cultivation
is being reviewed by the Planning Commission. It will be
approved before a March 1 deadline named in the Medical Marijuana Regulation and Safety Act, the new state law
that sets forth a structure for statewide regulation.
To prohibit single companies from controlling various
aspects of commercial activity, the new law requires multiple licenses for aspects like product manufacturing and
Heeding that, the county will develop another ordinance to cover local administration of licensing. Supervisor Rex Bohn said it is important to do so swiftly, as quite
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marijuana business.
Fennell agreed, saying the county needs to build on the
local lawmaking that has been done so far. Lets not just
waste time and drop the ball on this, she said.
Statewide regulation has opened new opportunities for
counties and cities to benefit from the industrys economic
power. Sundberg said timely approval of local regulations
is essential to give our people in Humboldt County an opportunity to participate in this and prevent other counties
from gaining competitive advantage.
Before the states new laws emerged, Bohn had talked
about the importance of establishing Humboldt as a marijuana marketplace brand. The Times-Standard newspaper
lampooned him in an editorial cartoon depicting his head
as a giant, smoke-spewing bong.
Now shown to be proactive in his thinking, Bohn reiterated Humboldts market potential.
The big advantage is that weve got the name, he said,
adding that I said it a couple of years ago and kind of got
roasted for it.
Bohn said Humboldts marijuana is well-known and many

of its producers are fit for legitimacy. We tend to focus on the

rodenticides and the stream diversions and everything but
there are a lot of people doing it the right way, he continued.
During a public comment session, a Eureka resident
identified himself as a marijuana addict and said his areas lone 12-step program for marijuana addiction struggles with enough members to keep it going.
He attributed that to incredible denial of marijuanas
effects and said that the new regulatory approach needs to
address the human element and addiction services.
Fennell noted that the states new laws include provisions
for establishing addiction treatment resources. Sundberg
said thats a piece we cant let slip through the cracks, adding, Humboldts got the name and it has the impacts also.
The vote to re-appoint Fennell and Sundberg to the subcommittee also included shifting its focus to manufacturing and distribution, as well as taxation options.
The subcommittee will report back with recommendations and an update no later than June 30. That is probably more time than the subcommittee will actually need,
as supervisors are eager to bring the medical marijuana
industry into governance.
Advising quick action, Bohn said, I think were falling
behind in this.

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community partners, he said.
Were frustrated that there
is someone running around out
there that would do this, Peterson said. Im sure this guy had
friends and a mother in his life.
Why are we treating women this
way? Its not acceptable.
Chapman said he understands
the reservations some may have
about contacting police, but encourages victims of racial harassment or any other crime to contact APD, even with just a phone
No one has anything to fear,
he said. No one. Our goal is to investigate crimes and support victims. We cant do that if we dont
have the information.
Humboldt States Womens
Resource Center wasnt immediately available for comment. The
center, available at (707) 8264216 and hsuwomen@humboldt.
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VDUs straining Trinidad

The Tuesday, Nov. 11 Trinidad City Council meeting included a review of issues with
the citys Vacation Dwelling Unit (VDU) ordinance and the City Council was unanimous in
their recommendations for further direction
and modifications to be made to the existing
ordinance. Councilmembers also voted unanimously at their August City Council meeting to
recommend an urgency moratorium on issuing
VDU licenses and unanimously voted to recommend a cap on the numbers of short term
vacation rentals in Trinidad. We are asking that
the Planning Commission and the City Council
of Trinidad restrict VDUs to commercial zones
and remove/phase them out in residential
zones. Some property managers in the community say that allowing these vacation rentals
anywhere in the city is a property rights issue.
There is no property right in a residential
zone to rent for fewer than 31 days. That is
a common residential zoning stipulation. The
owners of 230-plus residential properties in
Trinidad do have the property right to rely
on the zoning that describes what is allowed
on their property. Trinidads Municipal Code
states that a residential zone is intended to
provide a fishing village atmosphere and
...visitor services should not create conflicts
with residential areas. Commercial development and tourist accommodations are
not compatible with maintaining residential

Racial intimidation is intolerable

neighborhoods. These vacation rentals have
a detrimental effect on the community character, civic life, public, health and general
welfare of Trinidad. Vacation rentals also put
a serious strain on residents who are the only
enforcers of the current VDU Ordinance.
Home Occupations in residential neighborhoods were designed for residents with fishing
occupations who live in Trinidad, not for transient hotel accommodations without management onsite. The limited public services provided by our residents and for our residents are
overburdened. Protecting our Trinidad neighborhoods from these de facto hotels and maintaining the character of our community neighborhoods must be the priority in Trinidad.
We all care about our quality of life in Trinidad and the ongoing lack of entry-level housing for residents; please let City Council and
Planning Commission members know how
you feel and submit testimony at the upcoming Planning Commission and City Council
meetings. The City of Trinidad must address
how VDUs are negatively impacting the character of residential neighborhoods. Go to the
Facebook page, Saving Trinidad Neighborhoods for more updated information.
Kathleen Lake and Tom Davies
Trinidad residents

To the University community:

be part of the solution. We need to unOn Friday night, Nov. 6, two black derstand that such acts are traumatic,
women who are HSU students were as they diminish the survivors sense
assaulted in downtown Arcata.
of safety. Furthermore, these
Two unidentified white men
acts impact survivors ability
threw a glass bottle at them,
to live, study, and work in our
hitting them and spraying both
women with beer.
These acts are also antithetFrom their truck, the men
to the values we hold as
then proceeded to taunt, harass
including our
r ossbacher
and chase them. Both students
shared commitment to supran and successfully evaded the v HUMBOLDT porting the dignity of all inassailants.
dividuals, to valuing diversity
The students are clear that
and to respecting differences.
this was not only a physical assault, but
Each of us can play a role in supporta racially motivated one. And we know ing members of our community who
this is not the first time that an incident experience harm, including listening
like this has happened on campus or in compassionately and bridging them to
the community. Harassment based on resources such as Counseling and Psyrace, gender or other characteristics chological Services, our Bias Education
continues to be a serious problem.
Initiative, the Dean of Students, the
Incidents such as these are both Centers for Academic Excellence and
shocking and appalling. They under- other allies across campus.
mine our shared commitment to create a
I hope you will all play a role in making
safe environment for learning, teaching, our University and the broader commuand living for our entire University com- nity safe, welcoming, respectful, and free
munity. We are all affected by what hap- of violence, prejudice and oppression.
pens in the community around campus.
I call upon all members of the UniLisa A. Rossbacher, Ph.D.
versity and the broader community to
President, Humboldt State University


Arcata House re-opens Adult Shelter

s we move into the morning. Client stays ranged

Thanksgiving season, we from one night to over a year.
want to express our grati- Clients were encouraged to meet
tude to all who donated to Help with a case manager, but this was
Open up the Arcata Night Shelter not required.
Since our loss of funding last
campaign on GoFundMe or who
put a check in the little envelope spring, we have limited resources.
One of the major expensand sent it back to us.
es in running the day-toAfter extensive evaluaday emergency shelter
tion of our programs, the
was the high cost of fuel
Arcata House Partnership
to transport clients from
Board and staff made the
the Annex in downtown
decision to re-open the
K aren
Arcata out to the shelter
facility on Boyd Road usFox olson
every day.
ing a model that is similar
to the family shelters that v ARCATA
Four vanloads of peowe have been running in
back and forth cost us
Arcata since 1991.
about $900 a month. We
The facility recently re-opened also had large utility bills, think 20
as the Adult Shelter with a new loads of sheets and bedding a week
and refocused direction.
and lots of hot water for showers.
Since it opened in 2001, the
Most importantly, however, we
Night Shelter offered one night were not sure that the one night
of shelter and a hot meal to about model was the best way to help
20 people each night.
clients move out of homelessness
Clients were driven out to the into permanent housing.
shelter on Boyd Road and reEight to 12 clients will now live
turned to downtown Arcata in the at the shelter for three to nine

months. They will save money

for permanent housing in a trust
account and participate in a program that is dedicated to helping
each person make the necessary
steps to get housed.
As in our family shelter, clients will meet weekly with a case
manager and set goals intended to EXTREME MAKEOVER The Adult Shelter gets a new coat of paint.
Photo courtesy ArcAtA house
help them secure housing. They
to ensure that clients have the
will also learn basic life skills and cata Bay Crossing.
We have a new shelter case man- opportunity to connect with local
connect with local health and huager who is also working several community based services.
man services agencies.
We appreciate the confidence
The shelter looks great! Last days a week doing intake and assummer we were gifted with an sessment at the Annex (our build- that the community showed in
extreme makeover by Arcata ing near the Crabs baseball field). our ability to recover and move on
Rotary Sunrise. The shelter was She screens adults who are inter- and provide our most vulnerable
spruced up with a bright blue ested in participating in the shelter residents with the support they
paint job, a fantastic gas heat- program and provides them with need to overcome homelessness.
If you have questions about
er (for even heat throughout the support once they are enrolled.
She also helps clients who are the Adult Shelter or any of our
whole shelter) and lockers for the
clients to store their belongings in. referred by our CalFresh Outreach programs or suggestions to imWe wanted to start slowly so program, or just walk in and make prove them, feel free to give me a
we moved eight clients in during an appointment with her, to apply call at (707) 822-4528.
the summer. The new program for benefits, find jobs, get ID or
Fox Olson is grateful for the
is working! Out of the first eight other documents, or re-connect
clients, six have found permanent with distant family members. She community she lives in, and its
housing, primarily at the new Ar- works with our partner agencies generosity.

What can we do to help?

News item: Not nearly enough scientific

research is devoted to understanding
the mindset of Arcatas free-range,
crap-flinging slobs. Instead, we just keep
cleaning up after them on the Plaza,
in the forest and on the butt-covered
beaches of our land.

he elderly lady told us the an excellent safety device. Its always

trouble started when her cane safer to reach for an item from a seated
fell behind the couch. In the position, so if it cant easily be kicked
process of trying to retrieve it, she or pushed to a regular chair, placing
fell, leading to an ambulance ride to the folding one next to it works. With
the Emergency Room. She had bro- a cane or stick in one hand for extra
ken her hip in two places, and surgi- balance, its easier to reach for the
dropped book or whatever.
cal repair was ruled out.
So she faced several weeks
A pair of ordinary scissors
of bed rest, in the hopes that
extend the reach five or
the fractures would heal in
six inches and grasp tissues,
reasonably good alignment
papers or other light-weight
e lizabeth
and allow her to walk again.
items. Kitchen tongs are even
In the meantime, her other
especially the ones
v MY SIDE OF better,
medical problems were likely
with plastic tips. A variety
to be exacerbated by inactiv- THE STREET of inexpensive grabbing deity. Statistically, a momenvices allow the user to stand
tary loss of balance had shortened upright and pluck things off the floor.
her life expectancy.
It can cost tens of thousands of dolIt was exactly what family and lars for an accessibility remodel, but for
friends worry about when an older a few hundred dollars, a home can be
person with limited mobility insists stocked with lots of aides to help preon staying at home and living alone. vent falls. Getting the resident to use
At least this woman was able to call them can be harder; family and friends
for help promptly; victims of such can demonstrate safety techniques and
accidents sometimes remain on the help the user practice. Often the safest
floor for hours or days. The possibil- thing to do is wait for someone else to
ities create nightmares for everyone. do the reaching, lifting or rearranging,
Some people just dont want to move but its also the least desirable option.
to assisted living facilities, and as long
A neighbor who can stop by every
as they understand the ramifications day is a good solution. If the resident
of that decision, they have the right to also needs assistance with bathing,
make it. But those who love them are dressing and household chores, a
right to be concerned. Luckily, there home aide can fill the need. The cost
are lots of ways to help them stay safer. can add up, but perhaps distant famGently encouraging them to ac- ily who cant visit often can help.
cept and adapt to their physical limA help alert button or cell phone
itations is the first step. Canes and kept on a leash make it easier to get
walking sticks provide not just sup- help if it is needed. Its important for
port, but balance. Quad canes stand loved ones to support independence,
up by themselves, and are less likely even when it makes them nervous.
to fall into an inaccessible spot.
Nobody wants to be treated like a
A second cane is a sensible precau- child in the last years of life.
tion, and a sturdy folding chair is also
The public debate about assistance

in dying has highlighted the differences of opinion about-end-of-life

matters. Some people want to cling
to every last breath, while others are
more concerned about quality of life.
Respectful love requires honoring the
decisions made by a loved one, even
when they lead to painful results.
That said, fall prevention can help
stave off disability. Programs such as
STRONG, which teaches balance and
good body mechanics are effective
and low cost. Classes in tai chi, a slow
exercise that improves mobility, are
available at most local senior centers.
Walking is excellent for most people. Its as much about getting out of
the house or apartment and breathing some fresh air as it is the physical
activity. A short walk using a walker,
or even in a wheelchair, can lift spirits for the rest of the day.
Gently assisting with getting outdoors is a good way for grandchildren
to help out. Pets supply never-ending
love and emotional support, but their
needs for care and exercise can become
a burden. Help with feeding, grooming
and walking a dog or changing a litter
box can be a big help as well.
If the elder is determined to stay in
place, its better to be supportive than
not. Ask what can we do to help?
instead of moaning about how worried you are. Suggest a running list of
things to be done during visits, so they
are productive, instead of depressing.
Death will come for every one of
us. Its hard, but sometimes we need
to allow people we love to meet it on
their own terms.
Elizabeth Alves wrote about bathroom safety in the Nov. 4 edition of
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N OVEMBER 18, 2015

And every


LOvING THE FISHERMEN The full Blessing of the Fleet Committee at last years blessing: Kim Adams, Marna
Powell, Marge OBrien, Susan Rotwein, Noopaun Gaucher and Greta Daniels.
Photo by ted Pease | PeezPix
Janine Volkmar
The Hole is what locals call the of the Joyful Healer, Pastor Alison
Mad RiveR Union
area between Trinidad Head and Pi- Berry.
TRINIDAD Twenty-one years lot Rock.
Both blessings involve the townsago, we lost our last fisherman, said
The boat rolled three times, people with active participation.
Marge OBrien, one of the founders of OBrien continued. The cabin was
Children are part of the event, too,
the Trinidad annual Blessing of the ripped off but all three fishermen with the artwork for the poster choFleet.
were standing on the boat when it was sen from drawings by students in the
The blessing is in its 20th year and, over.
fourth grade at Trinidad School.
since it started, no lives have been lost.
OBrien recalled reaction to the
Its wonderful to involve the
first blessing. I worked as a nurse at school. All these kids get to know the
This is in a small town where the Mad River Hospital and was attend- boats, said Daniels.
names of those Lost at Sea are in- ing a seminar in Seattle. There were
Both OBrien and Daniels have
scribed on the wall behind the Memo- 2,000 people there and I was talking worked on the event for 20 years,
rial Lighthouse and read aloud every with a young woman in line. She told along with many others. Some have
year in a solemn ceremony. None is me she had been visiting her mother moved away; some have died, Danthe best list to read.
and had attended the Blessing of the iels said.
Marge came up with the idea, Fleet. She didnt know I had anything
Marge is an amazing woman with
said Greta Daniels, who described to do with it. Those people didnt a lot of healing energy and Im so
herself and OBrien as the last two know what they were doing, she said, grateful for her in our community,
of the founders of the blessing. She but I saw these angels come in and Daniels said.
called in all the ladies of the town. The they blessed every boat and every
The blessing is traditionally on
ladies who I thought for sure would fisherman. I thought, well, we must Thanksgiving because the fishermen
do it, never came back. It was the peo- be doing something right.
are all in town but cant fish until Dec.
ple who just loved the fishermen, not
Now all the fishermen come 1, O'Brien explained.
just girlfriends or wives.
and they want their little talisman,
Danny Cox is the captain of The ExDaniels had just started her re- OBrien said.
press. They do a great job on it every
lationship with a fisherman and
A group of fishermens wives and year, he said. We enjoy it and look
OBrien was married to Jim Gullett, girlfriends made the talismans for the forward to it. Its a stepping stone into
a well-known Trinidad captain, who first year.
the crab season.
died last year after undergoing treatWe put a little brass crab in a styCox also appreciates Lindgrens
ment for cancer (see sidebar).
rofoam coffee cup. And we painted part in the blessing. Axels health is alLast years blessing was dedicated each cup with the colors of each boats ways in question, he said. The day he
to Gullett and this years poster has a buoys, OBrien explained.
doesnt get to do it will be a sad day.
painting of his boat on it. I used to
Look on the fridge in any fisherCox is looking to fish until Christworrry about him before we did the mans house and youll find a chart mas and then turn the boat over to
blessing, OBrien said.
of boat names, captains names and the crew. My youngest son will be
The blessing was slow to get off buoy colors prominently posted. Buoy the captain, boasted Cox, although
the ground. The first year, only three colors are all important.
the current problems with crab toxicfishermen came, OBrien said. Im
The talismans are different every ity may affect that plan.
sure they thought it was hokum.
year but the ceremony remains tradiBut some unusual occurences tional. It has always included a reliBLESSING OF THE FLEET
may have influenced the other fisher- gious blessing given by a pastor and
Where: Trinidad Memorial
men to attend.
a Native American blessing given by
After the blessing, a boat went out Axel Lindgren with help from memDate: Thursday, Nov. 28
when there was white water in the bers of his family. This year will feaTime: 10 a.m.
ture the new minister at the Church
All are welcome.

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ink PeoPle CenteR foR the aRts


Center for The Arts has put together Autumn
Delight, an event to dazzle an audience of all
ages with a variety of cultural and artistic performances. Circus acts like aerial silk acrobatics and trapeze suspended bartenders will join
Polynesian dancers, illuminated poi spinners,
Middle Eastern dancer and Capoiera, plus live
music, comedy, and handmade dinnerware in
a silent auction for one night only, Saturday,
Nov. 21 at 8 p.m. at Redwood Raks in Arcatas
historic Creamery Building.
The Ink People began this exciting variety show as a fundraiser featuring some of
the many group and individual DreamMaker

projects that make up this local institution.

The Ink People Center for the Arts weaves
the Arts into the fabric of our community
through a diverse collaboration of cultural
and artistic projects. A DreamMaker is an approved sub-group of the Ink Peoples nonprofit as an art or cultural community project that
self-directs its mission and undertaking. With
over 70 active DreamMakers, there was a lot
of local talent to gather a night of entertainment together.
Some of the featured DreamMakers at
Autumn Delight are Circus of the Elements,
whose multidimensional performance style
affirms a connection to the elements and
world community; Synapsis aerial dancing

SWEETHEART Marge OBriens husband Jim Gullett,

captain of the Wind Rose.
Photo by ted Pease | PeezPix

Caught by a fisherman
Janine Volkmar
Mad RiveR Union

TRINIDAD Marge OBrien grew up in Trinidad and

like most young people then, had her first part-time job
at the pier. Thats how she met her future husband.
Jim was 16 and I was 20, she recalled. We worked
under the pier together. We sold bait and made and sold
fishhooks. My brother worked down there too. One day
the Coast Guard boat was in the harbor. I was crying,
mad because my brother wouldnt take me out to see the
boat. Jim came to work and took me out to see it. He told
me later that he contemplated kissing me but didnt. I
was the older woman, she said with a laugh.
Years later, Id come every summer to see my dad
with my kids. I came for 12 summers but never saw Jim.
By that time, I was separated from my husband. One
night my girlfriend Jan and I went to the Ocean Grove
for a glass of wine, after putting the kids in bed. There
were all these crusty old people there. Jim the Butcher
(Jim Mackie, now retired from Murphys market, was always called this) told Jim Gullett that I was going to be
in town. This man with blue eyes and a nicely trimmed
beard came into the bar. What a hunk! I thought. Id
catch his eye and hed catch mine. Finally he tapped me
on the shoulder and asked me my name. I didnt remember him. We started talking, I moved back up, and eventually we married, she explained.
That was my sweetheart for 30 years, OBrien said
with tears in her eyes.
Gullett had a colorful career in fishing with several of
his boats being wrecked on the rocks. One time a 20 foot
wave hit his boat, OBrien said. It broke out all the windows. He didnt know how to swim but he didnt mind
being on a boat.
Gullett was airlifted off his boat by the Coast Guard
after suffering a seizure while fishing that turned out to
have been caused by a brain tumor. He died in September, 2014.
Since Gullets death, OBrien has continued to organize the blessing. She also traveled to Ireland by herself.
We always wanted to go there, she said. I took some of
his ashes with me and scattered them in a beautiful place
near a lighthouse.

and spectacles; Aiga Ile Tai/Te Reo O Te Moana Nui Polynesian Dance Group; Humboldt
Ukulele with musical strumming of Hawaiian,
rock, folk, country and blues; Theater of the
Dedicated with explorative live theater; BAMBOOZLE with physical theater comedy; Bandemonium with its musical collective sounds,
in addition to performances by Ya Habibi
Middle Eastern Dance Troupe and Humboldt
The circus eclectic night will be hosted by
the Ink Peoples own Kati Texas. Celebrate the
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GLOW POI Circus of the Elements will perform at Autumn Delight! submitted Photo




N OVEMBER 18, 2015

Silk, woodwork and globetrotter treasures at McK Art Night

MckinLeyviLLe art night

McKINLEYVILLE McKinleyville Art Night is Friday,

Nov. 20. From 6 to 8 p.m., join in the communitys celebration of local art and artists for music, food and fun. You
can find more information about the artists and venues
and see additional images at
California Redwood Coast Humboldt County Airport View artwork by Humboldt County artists at the
long term exhibit coordinated by the Redwood Art Association. The exhibit features work by Augustus Clark,
Curtis Otto, Hanna Pierce, Howard Emerson, Rob
Hampson and Micki Flatmo.
North Coast Frozen Yogurt McKinleyville Shopping
Center A collection of intarsia woodwork by Earl Stevens with music by JD Jeffries.
McKinleyville Family Resource Center 1450 Hiller
Rd. Bring your family out to a night of art and fun
Trading Card game nighT Staff
from NuGames will be at the McKinleyville Public Library, 1606 Pickett
Rd., today, Nov. 18 from 5 to 8 p.m. to
help instruct new players in exciting
games like Magic the Gathering, Yugioh and Pokemon.
PinTs for nonProfiTs Drink up
at Mad River Brewing Co., 101 Taylor
Way, Blue Lake, today, Nov. 18, when
$1 from every beer sold all day benefits the Greenview Park Project!
Tiny Universe ATL Productions
presents Karl Densons Tiny Universe, Nicki Bluhm and The Gramblers at the Arcata Theatre Lounge,
1036 G St. today, Nov. 18 starting
at 8 p.m. Approaching two decades
strong, Karl Densons Tiny Universe
is currently working on material for
a new studio album to be released
later this year. Denson himself is an
acclaimed and highly in-demand saxophonist and songwriter who first
came to national attention as a member of Lenny Kravitzs Let Love Ruleera group and is currently a member
of The Rolling Stones touring band.
Tickets are available at, Wildberries Marketplace,
Peoples Records and The Works. The
show is 21 and over.
searCh for TrUTh Author Bryan
Radzin, reads from and signs the second book in his Search for Truth series, The Next Step... at the Trinidad
library on Thursday, Nov. 19 at 7 p.m.
The book is a continuation of the synchronistic journey into the heart of
politics and what makes us human.
Talking iT To The sTreeTs Community members in Arcata and Garberville have taken it to the streets to
focus on social and environmental issues. Join Brenda Starr and members
of Take Back Our Town and Community PRIDE Project on KHSU 90.5
FMs Thursday Night Talk Nov. 19
beginning at 7 p.m.


davidson aT dead reCkoning

Humboldt Free Radio presents Ryan
Arcata Theatre Lounge
1036 G St., Arcata

with special activities from 6 to 7 p.m.

Blakes Books 2005 Central Ave. Silk scarves, shawls
and silk paintings by artist-in-residence Tina Gleave,
and music by Harry Smith on keyboard.
Church of the Joyful Healer 1944 Central Ave. Photographic portraits from a recent trip to Ireland by Phylis Geller. Plus, the annual Fair Trade Sale with beautiful handicrafts from around the world. This event is an
opportunity to purchase gifts where proceeds go directly to the artisans! Find a gift for someone you love and
make your purchase matter for someone struggling to
make a better life in another country.
McKinleyville Art Night continues to be the third Friday of each month and is open for all McKinleyville businesses to display the work of our local artists. For more
information, contact coordinator Taffy Stockton at (707)

Davidson (Americana-Irish storytelling songs from Chico) at Dead Reckoning Tavern, 815 J St., Arcata, on
Thursday, Nov. 19. This free all-ages
show starts at 7 p.m.
rag-Tag PoeTs soCieTy College of
the Redwoods presents The Rag-Tag
Poets Society (creative writing students from English 32) reading their
original poetry on Friday, Nov. 20,
at 7 p.m. in the rotunda of the Morris Graves Museum of Art at 636 F
St., Eureka. Hear what students are
rhyming, rapping and reading. Readers include Holly Berry, Royce Buell,
Zechariah Cline, Peter Coutts, Sarah
Dodd, Mitch Duty, Michele Herriot,
Madeleine Jackson, Katelyn Jones,
Joseph Lawrence, Lilyan Navarro and
Elijah Pasko. For more information,
contact Professor David Holper at
(707) 476-4370 or email
fieldbrook markeT Roland Rock
will rock the Fieldbrook Market, 4636
Fieldbrook Rd., Friday Nov. 20 at
7:30 p.m. They will be playing surfabilly rock originals. There is no cover.
inTernaTional games day The
McKinleyville Public Library, 1606
Pickett Rd., will join over a thousand
libraries around the world on Saturday, Nov. 21 for the eighth annual celebration of gaming in libraries
International Games Day @ Your
Library. Like so many other libraries
across the country and around the
world, McKinleyville Public Library
will offer special gaming programs
and events suitable for the whole
family with drop-in board games
available for all ages during the entire day. In addition to the board
games drop-in video games will be
available from noon to 3 p.m. The
games will be Super Smash Brothers and Mario Kart, and are appropriate for all ages. There will also
be a raffle to enter, and other surprises. Volunteers available to help
new players. For more information
on International Games Day visit




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tional-games-day-2015. For more

information on the events at McKinleyville Public Library, contact Katrina Ehrnman-Newton at (707)
839-4459., Facebook.
Zen and ChrisTianiTy Jesus and
Buddha: Practicing Between Traditions, a video documentary study
on the relationship between Zen and
Christianity, will be shown Saturday,
Nov. 21, starting at 2 p.m. at Grace
Good Shepherd Church, 1450 Hiller
Rd. in McKinleyville. This is the second in a series of discussions on religion and contemporary culture. The
Reverend Dr. Lynn Hubbard will lead
the discussion. (707) 839-3726.
Chamber mUsiC ConCerT The
Morris Graves Museum of Art, 636
F St. in Eureka, presents HSU Music
Departments semiannual Chamber
Music Concert on Saturday, Nov. 21
at 2 p.m. The all-piano program features works by Debussy and Ravel
performed by music department faculty and students.
ClassiC roCk and beyond! Doug
Fir & the 2x4s rock Central Station,
1631 Central Ave., in McKinleyville on
Saturday, Nov. 21 starting at 9 p.m.
jerkagram from la Humboldt
Free Radio presents Jerkagram
(heavy rock from Los Angeles) at The
Alibi, 744 Ninth St., Saturday, Nov. 21
at 11 p.m. Cover is $5; show is 21 and
Wrongly aCCUsed The consequences of being too quick to judge
will be examined at Lifetree Caf on
Sunday, Nov. 22 at 7 p.m. The program, titled Wrongly Accused: A
Rush to Judgment Destroys a Life,
features a filmed interview with Tim
Masters, who spent 10 years in prison
for a crime he didnt commit. Lifetree
Caf is a free conversation caf with
snacks and beverages on the corner of
Union and 13th streets in Arcata., (707) 672-2919


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Jeff DeMark & LaPatina BanD

SUNNY BRAE Local storyteller and songwriter Jeff

DeMark and members LaPatina band perform at Humboldt Light Opera Companys new SPACE performance
venue at 92 Sunny Brae Center on Saturday, Nov. 21 at
7:30 p.m. as part of HLOCs fall series of performances.
DeMark and company will perform stories with musical backing and a number of original songs. From the
LaPatina Band, Jim Hatchimponji, music teacher at Pacific Union School, will play fiddle. Knick Moore, who
plays in the Steel Standing among other groups, will play
percussion and ukulele.
DeMark has been performing his stories and music in
Humboldt county for over 25 years. He last did a story
and music show at the Sewell Gallery in Eureka in a benefit for the Humboldt County Library Foundation. Last
March, with guitarist Rick Levin, he co-produced a soldout story and music variety showed called FEAR! at the
Arcata Playhouse.
Seating is limited, so advance tickets are encouraged.
Advance tickets are $10 at Wildberries Marketplace. The
cost at the door is $12. Reservations can be made at (707)
822-3319 or The show is sponsored by Wildberries Marketplace and the Streamguys.

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Six riverS Brewery

McKINLEYVILLE The art of conversation is slipping away in our high-tech society. As we turn more to
our smartphones, computer screens and social media
platforms instead of face-to-face interaction with those we
love, we are losing the nuances of good communication.
Dr. Marion Nachshon has been in the field of education for over 30 years on three continents. She draws on
her worldly travels and insights from her own 45-year
marriage to present her popular workshop, Relationship Foreplay: Learning Conversation as an Art, on
Monday, Nov. 23 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Six Rivers Brewery,
1300 Central Ave. in McKinleyville.
I have spent considerable time in the place of my
birth, the foothills of the Himalayan Mountains in India,
doing relationship workshops, as well as in London and
Los Angeles, said Nachshon. What a treat it is for me
to now present this workshop, which is filled with humor
and laughter, at Six Rivers Brewery in McKinleyville.
Nachshon has worked with students from diplomatic
families in Europe, run preschools in the urban villages of
Zimbabwe and taught inner-city youth with autism in South
Central Los Angeles. She has a doctoral degree in marriage
and family therapy and a specialty in step-family relations.
The cost of the workshop is $20 for singles/$25 for
couples, which includes appetizers. RSVP to (707) 8397580 or

6 p.m.
Free Birds (2013)

Humboldt Brews
856 10th St., Arcata

Mad River Brewing Co.


SAILING YOUR SHIP Dr. Marion Nachshon presents

Relationship Foreplay: Learning Conversation as
an Art.
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Full menu available from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m.

N OVEMBER 18, 2015



This life is pretty amazing

WONDERFUL, WONDERFUL Tyler Egerer, Leslie Ostrom,

David Simms, Aimee Morris, Dave Fuller do it all in Its
A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play.
Submitted photo
North Coast
repertory theatre

EUREKA The North

Theatre (NCRT) continues
its 32nd season with the
heart-warming classic tale
of Its A Wonderful Life:
A Live Radio Play by Joe
Landry. Audience members
will be immersed in a 1940s
radio station as this beloved
American holiday classic
comes to captivating life as
a live radio broadcast. Five
actors perform the dozens
of characters in the radio
play as well as produce the
sound effects that make this
story of idealistic George
Bailey unfold as he considers ending his life one fateful Christmas Eve.
The production is directed by Kate Haley. Haley
studied performance and
directing with the Conservatory Theatre Ensemble
at Tamalpais High School
in Marin County and has

been working in community theatre for the past four

years. Haley describes the
production as a perfect
fit for a family holiday outing.
Its a story about the
surprising importance one
person can have in the
lives of others, Haley said.
This production is unique
because it is staged as a live
radio drama. The actors are
creating all of the sound effects for the story live on
stage. Five performers provide the voices for all of the
characters, with some actors voicing up to fourteen
different roles. The show
is a fantastic opportunity
to forget the pressures of
modern life and enjoy the
charm and glamour of a
bygone age as the world of
1946 New York City comes
to life inside NCRT.
With no adult content
and a run time of under
two hours, this is a great

show for even very young

audience members.
The cast includes David
Simms, Tyler Egerer, Dave
Fuller, Leslie Ostrom and
Aimee Morris. Scenery and
lighting designs are by Liz
Uhazy; costume design by
Laura Rhinehart. Lucas
Hylton will stage-manage
the production.
Its A Wonderful Life
opens this Thursday, Nov.
19 at 8 p.m. with an opening night gala that includes
a champagne reception after the show. This performance is a benefit for the
cast and crew. All seats for
opening night are $16.
The performance on
Friday, Nov. 20 benefits
the Reading Service of
the Redwoods; tickets are
$25. The performance on
Saturday, Nov. 21 benefits
Soroptimist International
Humboldt Bay; tickets are
$30 or $75 with dinner.
Regular ticket prices of
$16/$13 for students and
seniors begin on Friday,
Nov. 27. The run continues Fridays and Saturdays
through Dec. 12 with one
additional regular Thursday performance on Dec.
10. All evening performances begin at 8 p.m.
There will be two 2 p.m.
matinee performances on
Sundays Nov. 29 and Dec.
6. NCRT is located at 300
Fifth St., Eureka.
For reservations, group
rates or more information, call (707) 442-NCRT

Ferndale rep installs assisted listening system

FerNdale repertory theatre

FERNDALE For years, Laura Hussey

has been bringing her friends to Ferndale
Rep and sitting with them in the front row
so that they would have a shot at hearing
every word. Now, thanks to the generous
support of her Ferndale firm, Hussey Financial Consulting Group of Wells Fargo
Advisors, LLC, Ferndale Repertory Theatre has been equipped with a Hearing
Induction Loop Assisted Listening System
for the benefit of patrons with hearing loss.
A hearing loop is a wire that circles a
room and transmits sound electromagnetically. The electromagnetic signal is then
picked up by the telecoil in the hearing aid
or cochlear implant of the listener. To use
a hearing loop, you flip on the t-switch
on the hearing aid or cochlear implant to
activate the telecoil. The telecoil a magnetic sensor in most of todays new hearing
aids and all new cochlear implants receives this signal, enabling the hearing instrument to become an in-the-ear speaker

that broadcasts sound appropriate to each

users needs.
Patrons who do not wear hearing instruments, or who use hearing aids that
are not fitted with a telecoil, can use the
assisted listening system by requesting
one of the four headsets the theatre has
available. These headsets include an electromagnetic receiver that is worn around
the neck and earphones that fit comfortably on the head.
We are delighted to be able to offer our
patrons the opportunity to hear our shows
more clearly, said Artistic Producing Director Leira V. Satlof. We installed the
system just before our last show and have
had a wonderful response from audiences
already! It is really satisfying to receive
the thanks of theatregoers who have been
frustrated and who can now enjoy the performances. Some of our patrons have even
called their audiologists before attending
a performance to find out if their hearing
aids are fitted with a telecoil.

Wesleyan Church
of the Redwoods
Pastor Chuck Clark

Prime Time Connection

at 9 a.m.
at 10 a.m.
Traditional worship
at 10:30 a.m.
Bible Study
7 p.m. Wednesday

1645 Fischer Rd., McKinleyville

classes in
clay and glass

Shop Our Gallery

across from the Marsh



MR. SMITHER Blues-folk icon Chris Smither has long been revered for both his guitar
prowess and his way with a lyric, inspiring artists from Bonnie Raitt and John Mayall
to Emmylou Harris and Diana Krall. Smither will stop off at the Arcata Playhouse,
1251 Ninth St., on Thursday, Nov. 19 as part of his West Coast tour. Tickets are available at Wildberries Marketplace, Wildwood Music or online at arcataplayhouse.
org. Doors open at 7:30 with show time at 8 p.m. (707) 822-1575 photo by Jeff faSano

Start the press!

humboldt state


and authors have new tools to share their
academic works. With the launch of the
Humboldt State University Press, faculty
and students now have access to a broad
range of options for publishing print and
electronic materials.
HSU Press will publish a broad scope
of print and electronic publications that
showcase HSU research and scholarship,
including books, journals, conference
proceedings, data sets, open textbooks
and more. The goal is to connect campus
scholars with a worldwide community
of research and scholars, thereby creating greater impact for HSU research and
Our goals for the HSU Press are to
develop a sustainable academic friendly publishing service that supports faculty and students, and a broad range of
publications which focus particularly on
high-quality open educational resources
that can reduce the cost of a college education, said Cyrill Oberlander, dean of the
University Library.
Publications include American Prometheus (a memoir); Pinetum Brittanicum (reprint); The Extraordinary Voyage of Kamome (a childrens non-fiction
book); Survey of Communication (open
textbook) and Toyon (student journal).
Electronic publications will be published and available on the Digital Commons at HSU, a network that brings together free, electronic scholarly articles
from hundreds of universities and colleges
around the world.
For the Toyon, a creative student journal

FIRST OFF THE PRESS Artwork by Amy Uyeki for The Extraordinary Voyage of Kamome by Lori Dengler and Amya Miller.
sponsored by the HSU Department of English, the new university press will greatly
enhance the reach of the 60-year-old journal. Janelle Adsit, Toyon advisor and assistant professor in the Department of English, welcomes the possibilities of the new
platform for the journal. Students now can
leave HSU with online professional portfolios that link to their peer-reviewed and
published work in Toyon, Adsit said.
On Nov. 5, HSU Press celebrated its
first print publication, The Extraordinary
Voyage of Kamome, a childrens non-fiction book, authored by HSU Professor of
Geology Lori Dengler and Amya Miller.
The book was also illustrated by Humboldt artist Amy Uyeki and printed by Arcatas Bug Press.
HSU Press will be hosted by the Librarys Scholarly Communications office
and operated by library faculty, staff, and
Library Scholar interns. A Scholarly Communications Librarian, to be hired July
2016, will oversee the HSU Press.
The authors and artist will be presenting snd signing the book this Friday, Nov.
20 at 7 p.m. at Northtown Books, 957 H
St. in Arcata. - Ed.


Art Night!
Friday, November 20
6:00 ~ 8:00 pm

Fire Arts Center

520 South G Street, Arcata, CA 95521

McKinleyville Art Night will be Friday, November 20th, 6:00 to 8:00 pm.
Join us for our communitys celebration of local art and artists
for music, food and fun. You can find more information about the artists and
venues and see additional images online at

at the Airport:

Central Avenue West:



View artwork by Humboldt County artists at the

long term exhibit coordinated by the Redwood Art
Association. The exhibit features work by Augustus
Clark, Curtis Otto, Hanna Pierce, Howard Emerson, Rob Hampson, and Micki Flatmo.

Hiller Road:
(1450 Hiller Rd.)

Special Event: Bring your family out to a night

of art and fun with special activities from 6:00
7:00 p.m. Come prepared for a fun night for
children of all ages.

Central Avenue East:

BLAKES BOOKS (2005 Central Ave.)

Tina Gleave, artist-in-residence: silk scarves,

shawls, and silk paintings
Musical Guest: Harry Smith, keyboard

(McKinleyville Shopping Center)

Earl Stevens: Wood, showing a collection of

Intarsia work
Musical Guest: JD Jeffries, mixed classics &
originals, guitar & vocals


HEALER (1944 Central Ave.)

Phylis Geller: photographic portraits from a

recent trip to Ireland
Special Event: Annual Fair Trade Sale with
beautiful handicrafts from around the world.
This event is an opportunity to purchase gifts
where proceeds go directly to the artisans! Find a
gift for someone you love and make your purchase
matter for someone struggling to make a better life
in another country.


Art Night!

Meet the artists during McKinleyville Art Night!

McKinleyville Art Night continues to be the third Friday of each month and is open for all McKinleyville businesses
to display the work of our local artists. For more information, contact coordinator Taffy Stockton at (707) 834-6460.


TRUE FAANS Fatima Naylor, President of
Families Advocating Autism Now (FAAN),
awards Robin John, special educator
teacher with Pacific Union Elementary with
a grant to purchase Arcata/Mad River
transit tickets for students to explore the
community. An additional grant will fund
various field trips throughout the year that
will help students learn valuable community
and social skills.FAAN is a local nonprofit
dedicated to providing support to assist the
local education system adapt to the growing and changing needs of individuals with
autism. Submitted photo

FundS Field triPS

N OVEMBER 18, 2015

UNDEFEATED Eighth grader Phoebe Sundberg, 13, from McKinleyville Middle School,
ended her middle school golf career with a
first place win, Humboldt overall for Humboldt County, for the entire season. She
earned a medal for "Player of the Year" and
got the award for longest drive in the final
scramble tournament at the Eureka Municipal golf course on Oct. 7. She is also the
winner of the Baywood Jr. Club Championship. Though shes sad that this was her last
junior high tournament, Sundberg is off to
high school golf at Mack High next year!
photo courteSy Sonja Sundberg


to MhS

Seaside village happenings, historical and contemporary



The pick of the litter

he days may be getting colder and colder, but there

is still a flower down at Companion Animal Foundation, and this bloom is the pick of the litter!
Rose is one of friendliest kittens you will ever meet, and
she loves nothing more than curling up
in a lap and purring as loud as she can.
This adorable tortoiseshell is quick
to make friends and loves attention,
and when she isn't fast asleep in a lap
shes romping about and ready to play.
Rose has been spayed, de-fleaed and
S outhworth
has had her first round of
is ready to go home with
a loving family. Want to find out if this
flower is right for you? Grab your photo ID and come
meet her and all of her kitten friends in our adoption
room, which is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10
a.m. to 4 p.m.
To learn more about CAF and our animal programs,
you can visit the thrift store at 88 Sunny Brae Center in
Arcata, email, visit cafanimals.
org, check out Companion Animal Foundation on Facebook, or call (707) 826-7387. We cant wait to meet you!

1. Mr. Domino
2. Correct a manuscript
3. Laugh loudly
4. Rub away
5. Dependent people
6. Copy machine additive
7. Hardly __; seldom
8. Grassy field
9. Typos
10. Prayerful recitations
11. All __; from
the beginning
12. Bart Simpsons mom
13. Computer units
21. Crocs cousin
23. Complaint to a
25. Bridge expert Charles
26. __ like; pretends to be
27. __ up; absorb
28. Yellow-billed rail
29. Is overly enthusiastic
32. Shoppers papers
34. Singing voice
35. Colorado ski resort
36. Watched
38. Draws
40. Rich cake
43. Greek love deity
45. Dreamers opposite
48. Start
50. Unimportant matters
51. Alpine crest
52. Earn
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54. Great!
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is agreeable to
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Kinetic Koffee

Arcata Pet

M-F 9-7 Sat 10-6 Sun 10-5

Solution in next weeks Mad River Union

The weekly crossword is
brought to you by

Proud supporter of Dogtown

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The shelter is currently experiencing an overflow crisis with

an abundance of dogs. Visit awos.

everything for your dog, cat,

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Humboldt County Sheriffs Animal
Shelter, Adopt A Pet, Dogs, and see
exactly who is available. You can also
use this site if you have lost a pet.
Redwood Pals Rescue has a photography show at the Mad River
Brewery, 101 Taylor Way in Blue
Lake. We are featuring shelter and
rescue dogs, with cute photos and
biographies. Take a look if you are
there; maybe youll see a dog that you
want to meet!
And lastly, just a reminder that the
shelters Open House is coming up
on Saturday, Dec.
12. Raffle and
silent auction
donations are
welcomed now.
The Open House
benefits the shelters
Medical Fund, which
is run by Friends for
Life and benefits many
cats and dogs that need
more than vaccinations, altering and flea treatments. Please
consider a donation to this worthy
cause. Contact Patty at the shelter,
(707) 840-9132, for more info.




Email Patti at

Kong for some down time. This dog

will wow the field at agility with the
right handler.
Come meet Buster today! He is
neutered, microchipped and vaccinated and available at the shelter at
980 Lycoming Ave., McKinleyville.
More information is available at (707)
The shelter has so many wonderful dogs right now. If Buster doesnt
tempt you, please come by and see
the others. Something about this
time of year seems to create a glut
of abandoned dogs, and the shelter
is just flat out of room. The most
current listing of available dogs
is always available at peth-











ave you ever been tempted

to get a dog for agility work?
Agility is great fun and exercise for the dogs and
humans alike.
Heres a fun little guy from the
Humboldt County
Animal Shelter that
Mara S egal
would love to show
you what he can do. vDOGTOWN
Buster is a 3-yearold male Decker Terrier mix. He is a
handsome little guy in the 20 to 25
pound range.
Buster waits pretty quietly in his
kennel for his turn to go out, but
once outside, he comes
to life! His little body
is spring-loaded and
just itching for some
obstacles to tackle! He
is very fast and can run
circles around the other
dogs, whose company he
seems to enjoy.
In order to save space,
Buster got a roommate one
recent night a larger Chihuahua named Jackson.
Buster was very gentle with
Jackson and they had a good
time playing together.
Buster knows a few commands and should be extremely easy to train. This dog wants
a job! He likes his treats and can
be easily entertained with a stuffed










torical Happenings by Sibyl M. Jamieson from Trinidad

News and Views published between Nov. 1, 1980 and Oct.
1, 1985. Jamieson (1905-1999) presented life in Trinidad
from the 1775 Spanish claiming of Trinidad to the gold
rush, the Northwestern Pacific Railroad, boarding houses and hotels, library, saloons, churches, cemetery, post
offices, Good Knights Templar's Hall, Big Four Restaurant, whaling, fishing, lumbering, saw-milling, fires, town
records, schools, stores, ship wrecks, storms, social life,
unique characters, lighthouses and more. Her vivid personal anecdotes about people and places she knew brings
each of the 51 columns to life.
The TMS has just issued this reprint edition, adding to
its policy of reprinting works of historical interest. Joan
Berman, Alexandra Cox, Rebekka Knierim, Tom Hannah
and TMS board members assisted with this project.
Past publications have been Four Ages of Tsurai, Yurok
Geography, Yurok Narratives and Trinidad in the Acadia
series, all available in the museum book shop.
Trinidad Museum will have an open house on Sunday,
Dec. 13 from 12:30 to 4 p.m. that will feature the new publication. Open houses and events all over Trinidad in the
new Trinidad Coastal Land Trust gallery, Trinidad School,
Town Hall, Trinidad Art Gallery and other places will occur the same day. Watch for announcements.
Educational Foundation Dinner a big success
Paul Fitzgerald of Larrupin Caf, David and Sharon
Winnett of Winnett Vineyards, Marissa Replogle, Craig
Maclay and Cypress Grove were among the very generous donors who made the Trinidad School Educational
Foundation dinner last week at Larrupin Cafe an enormous success. The rooms were filled with happy diners
and supporters of the foundation, which raises funds to
supplement the regular school curriculum with art, music,
drama and other enrichment programs.

Hey, Buster, lets you and me get outta dis place!


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6. Prefix for
type or graph
10. Young animal
14. Sun-dried clay brick
15. Above
16. Now __ me down...
17. Crown
18. Close by
19. Wrongful act
20. Outsider
22. Juicy fruit
24. Precious
25. Farmers groups
26. State
29. Martini & __ wines
30. Sound of contentment
31. Type of energy
33. Lift with effort
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41. Kill
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or cheap
44. Mexican mister
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47. Runs
49. Narrated again
51. In love
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55. Meal
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60. TV journalist Sevareid
61. Ooze
63. Wall climbers
64. Hair coloring
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the Left Bank
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69. Chores

he Blessing of the Fleet on Thanksgiving morning, Thursday, Nov. 26, at 10 a.m. at the Trinidad
Memorial Lighthouse, continues the tradition of
wishing safety and abundant harvests to Trinidad's fishing
fleet, now numbering about 17 commercial crab boats.
It is especially important to offer
encouragement and blessings to the
hard-working fishing vessel captains and
their crews this season because of the unP atti
expected news from the California Fish
and Game Commission that the crab season will be delayed. Normally, the com- vTRINIDAD
mercial crab season begins Dec. 1.
Marge O'Brien, Greta Daniels, Erica
Ervin, Susan Rotwein and the Cher-Ae
Heights Indian Community of the Trinidad Rancheria are
among those who help to organize the ceremony, which includes prayers, blessings, songs and giving of handmade
talismans to vessel captains. Community children contribute by drawing wonderful pictures of the fleet and the bay.
Unsheltered: Fishing Out of Trinidad Bay, the photography exhibit at Trinidad Museum, continues through the
early part of 2016. Thanksgiving weekend would be a good
time to view the photographs and read the interpretative
information showing, over time, what it is like to work
in the hazardous, dangerous, uncertain but rewarding
commercial fishing industry. Trinidad Museum is closed
Thanksgiving Day, but open 12:30 to 4 p.m. on Friday
through Sunday. Call (707) 677-3816 for information.
Thanksgiving weekend party at Trinidad Art Gallery
Trinidad Art Gallery, at Trinity and Parker streets, will
hold its second annual holiday gathering on Saturday,
Nov. 28 from 2 to 6 p.m. There will be treats and music
featuring JD Jeffries, harpist Howdy Emerson and violinists Jolie Einem and Rob Diggins.
Historical Happenings reprinted
Trinidad Museum Society (TMS) has reprinted His-

Organic, fresh, local and available at Eureka Natural Foods,

Murphys Markets, the North Coast Co-op and Wildberries!


You are invited to a presentation & signing

with Lori Dengler, Amya Miller and
Amy Uyeki Friday, Nov. 20, 7 p.m. at

N OVEMBER 18, 2015



the empire strikes back

REDWOOD EMPIRE'S NOLAN CuP TEAM Keith Demello, Mike Mullan, John Henry, Dennis Christie, Hec Wood, John Snell, Rob Mandell, Kevin Stites, Doris Nolan (widow of
Don Nolan, holding the Nolan Cup), Jeff Arneson, Chuck Schager, Don Nolan II, Regan Candelario, Dan Gribi, Jay Hills and Paul DeMark. Not in photo: Kevin Denoma.
Paul DeMark
Special to the Union

FORTUNA When last-minute replacement Kevin Stites sank a putt on the 18th
green Sunday, Nov. 9, to tie Baywood team
captain Duane Peteroo Peterson, Redwood Empire had secured the clinching
half point to win the annual Nolan Cup.
Stites putt took place during the closing
individual match of the day at Fortunas
Redwood Empire Golf and County Club.
With a total of 24 points available over
the two-day event, Redwood needed 12.5 to

take the cup back from Arcatas Baywood

Golf and County Club. Stites tie gave Redwood exactly 12.5 points compared to Baywoods 11.5.
Baywood trounced Redwood last year
16.5 to 7.5 and needed just 12 points to
keep the coveted Nolan Cup.
On Saturday, Baywood hosted eight Ryder Cup-style fourball matches. These were
played in a two-person team, better-ball
match play format. Baywood led 5.5 points
to Redwoods 2.5.
On Sunday, Redwood needed 10 points

BAYWOOD'S NOLAN CuP TEAM Mark Burchett, John Duncan, Ron Pontoni, Ken
Fuller, Geoff Duncan, Curt Wood, Rich Thompson, Victor Pyle, Kevin Knox, Duane
Peterson, Larry Debeni, Houston Knox, Jeff Clayton, Eli Thompson and Morey Montoya. Not pictured: Kenny Caughey.
Submitted photoS
in the individual matches to reclaim the
Cup. Redwood got the 10 compared to Baywoods 6.
The weekends competition was the
fourth annual Nolan Cup. Redwood won
the first two years 10-8 both times before
Baywoods blowout victory in 2014.
The event was named in honor of the
late Don Nolan, who contributed a lot of
personal resources and time to the construction of Redwoods back nine in the
late 1990s, early 2000s.
Redwoods team consisted of captain

Jerry Butch Rycraft

Jan. 25, 1945 Nov. 1, 2015

erry Butch Rycraft was born Jan. 25, 1945 to John

and Jeanne Rycraft of Klamath, graduated from
Del Norte County High in 1962. He was a business
owner in Arcata for many years and died Nov. 1, 2015
in Washington. He is survived by his wife, Sally Siler of
Grayland, Wash.; his sister, Joan Rycraft of Medford,
Ore.; a daughter, Jennifer Rycraft of Crescent City; a son,
John Rycraft of Ontario, Calif.; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. No services will be held.
A cremation with his ashes scattered off the Pacific Coast
is planned. From the Del Norte Triplicate



The Mad River Union was adjudicated as
a Newspaper of General Circulation on
Nov. 1, 2013 by Humboldt County Superior Court Judge W. Bruce Watson, Decree
No. CV130613. Running legal notices in the
Union is inexpensive, accurate and easy
to do. For information on rates for Fictitious
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Regan Candelario, Hec Wood, John Snell,
Dennis Christie, Rob Mandell, John Henry, Chuck Schager, Mike Mullan, Paul DeMark, Dan Gribi, Kevin Denoma, Jay Hills
and Stites.
Baywood was led by Peterson and included Kenny Caughey, Jeff Clayton, Curt
Wood, Ken Fuller, Houston Knox, Victor
Pyle, Eli Thompson, Kevin Knox, Larry Debeni, Rich Thompson, John Duncan, Morey Montoya, Mark Burchett, Geoff Duncan and Ron Pontoni.

BEAuTIFuL DREAMER Laurie Wainwright was a loving mom to her active

6-year-old son Emmett, devoted wife of 10 years to her caring husband
George, vibrant daughter to her parents Mac and Nancy, amazing friend
to many, co-owner of Caravan of Dreams and active member of her
small town community. Laurie recently died after a courageous journey
for life against a rare form of cancer known as peritoneal mesothelioma
which affects the lining of the abdomen and is caused by the ingestion
of asbestos fibers. A fundraiser to help the family with overwhelming
medical expenses and bring people together to demonstrate the support, love, and healing that surrounds her family during this difficult time
will be held on Saturday, Nov. 21 at the Bayside Grange, 2297 Jacoby
Creek Rd. The event starts at 5 p.m. with dinner at 6 p.m. and music at
7:30 p.m. The gathering includes a locally produced dinner, silent and
Dutch auctions and music by the Compost Mountain Boys. Tickets are
$40/$15 for children 12 and under/free for children under 5 and can be
purchased at Wildberries Marketplace and Caravan of Dreams. (707)
839-3768, photo from

Visiting Angels is seeking
Caregivers, CNAs & HHAs
to assist seniors in Fortuna,
McKinleyville, and Eureka.
Part-time and Full-time,
flexible hours. Please call


Lawn Service. Mowing,
pruning, bush trimming
and removal, weeding. No
job too small. Since 2006.
Call today for free estimates
(707) 267-6091.


CSD is accepting
applications for a

(707) 826-7535 $10

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full time

u tility
to assist in installation,
construction, repair, inspection,
maintenance and operation
of water, sewer, parks,
street lights and open space
facilities. $18.24 - $23.27/hour
plus benefits. Applications
at or
at 1656 Sutter Road, McK
CA 95519 (707)839-3251
Deadline Nov. 20, 2015. 11/18

The following person(s) is
(are) doing business as:
814 MUrrAy rd.
MCkINlEyvIllE, CA 95519
kAlE E. OlIvEr
814 MUrrAy rd.
MCkINlEyvIllE, CA 95519
This business is conducted by: An Individual
S/kAlE OlIvEr,
This statement was filed
with the Humboldt County
Clerk on oCT 21, 2015
10/28, 11/4, 11/11, 11/18
The following person(s) is
(are) doing business as:
148 S G ST.
ArCATA, CA 95521
llC 201134810136
148 S G ST.
ArCATA, CA 95521
This business is conducted by: A Limited Liability
This statement was filed
with the Humboldt County
Clerk on NoV 02, 2015
11/11, 11/18, 11/25, 12/2
The following person(s) is
(are) doing business as:
(1) rEdWOOd

16370 dyErvIllE lOOp
MIrANdA, CA 95553
p.O. BOX 3770
BErkElEy, CA 94703
16370 dyErvIllE lOOp
MIrANdA, CA 95553
This business is conducted by: A Limited Liability
This statement was filed
with the Humboldt County
Clerk on oCT 27, 2015
11/11, 11/18, 11/25, 12/2
The following person(s) is
(are) doing business as:
2120 CrySTAl WAy
MCkINlEyvIllE, CA 95519
SArAh l. hAN
2120 CrySTAl WAy
MCkINlEyvIllE, CA 95519
This business is conducted by: An Individual
This statement was filed
with the Humboldt County
Clerk on NoV 02, 2015
11/11, 11/18, 11/25, 12/2
The following person(s) is
(are) doing business as:
1484 UppEr pACIFIC dr.

ShElTEr COvE, CA 95589

1484 UppEr pACIFIC dr.
ShElTEr COvE, CA 95589
This business is conducted by: An Individual
This statement was filed
with the Humboldt County
Clerk on oCT 28, 2015
11/18, 11/25, 12/2, 12/9
The following person(s) is
(are) doing business as:
ThE pArlOUr
1936 CENTrAl AvE.
MCkINlEyvIllE, CA 95519
1655 GrANGE rd. B
MCkINlEyvIllE, CA 95519
This business is conducted by: An Individual
This statement was filed
with the Humboldt County
Clerk on oCT 27, 2015
11/18, 11/25, 12/2, 12/9
The following person(s) is
(are) doing business as:
1225 CENTrAl AvE. #1
MCkINlEyvIllE, CA 95519
1225 CENTrAl AvE. #1
MCkINlEyvIllE, CA 95519
This business is conducted by: A Corporation
S/hEATh FOrd,
This statement was filed
with the Humboldt County
Clerk on NoV 04, 2015

11/18, 11/25, 12/2, 12/9
The following person(s) is
(are) doing business as:
1924 rIdGEWOOd drIvE
EUrEkA, CA 95503
dEBrA l. FArBEr BUSh
1924 rIdGEWOOd drIvE
EUrEkA, CA 95503
This business is conducted by: An Individual
S/dEBrA l. FArBEr
This statement was filed
with the Humboldt County
Clerk on NoV 09, 2015
11/18, 11/25, 12/2, 12/9
CASE NO. Cv150760
1. Petitioner has filed a
petition with this court
for a decree changing names as follows:
Present name: STELLA
JAMES BRoWN to Proposed name STELLA
that all persons interested in this matter appear
before this court, located
at 825 5th Street, Eureka,
California, at the hearing
indicated below to show
cause, if any, why the
application should not be
granted. Any person objecting to the name chang-

es 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.
Date: 12/14/15
Time: 1:45 p.m.
Dept.: 8
3. A copy of this Order to
Show Cause shall be published at least once a week
for four successive weeks
prior to the date set for
hearing on the petition in
the following newspaper of
general circulation, printed
in this county: Mad River
Date: oCT 29, 2015
Judge of the Superior Court
11/11, 11/18, 11/25, 12/2
CASE NO.: pr150279
To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent
creditors, and persons
who may otherwise be
interested in the will or
estate, or both, of: KENNETH WILLIAM RoLLINS
A petition for probate
has been filed by: SUSAN
the Superior Court of California, County of HUMBoLDT.
The Petition for Probate
requests that: SUSAN
be appointed as personal
representative to administer the estate of the decedent.

The petition requests

authority to administer the
estate under the Independent Administration of
Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal
representative to take any
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 in this
court as follows:
Date: December 3, 2015
Time: 2:00 PM
Dept.: 8
Address of court: Superior Court of California,
County of Humboldt, 825
Fifth Street, Eureka, CA,
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 decedent, you must
file your claim with the
court and mail a copy to
the personal representative appointed by the court
within the later of either
(1) four months from the
date of first issuance of letters to a general personal

representative, as defined
in section 58(b) of the
California Probate Code,
or (2) 60 days from the
date of mailing or personal
delivery to you of a notice
under section 9052 of the
California Probate Code.
Other California statutes
and legal authority may
affect your rights as a
creditor. you may want
to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in
California law.
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 formal
Request for Special Notice
(form DE-154) of the filing
of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or
of any petittion or account
as provided in Probate
Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice
form is available from the
court clerk.
Attorney for the petitioner:
ARCATA, CA 95521
11/11, 11/18, 11/25
CASE NUMBEr: dr150191
NOTICE! You have been
sued. The court may decide against you without
your being heard unless
you respond within 30
days. Read the information below.
You have 30 CALENDAR
DAYS after this summons
and legal papers are
served on you to file a written response at this court

and have a copy served

on the plaintiff. A letter or
phone call will not protect
you. Your written response
must be in proper legal
form if you want the court
to hear your case. There
may be a court form that
you can use for your response. You can find these
court forms and more information at the California
Courts online Self-Help
county law library, or the
courthouse nearest you.
If you cannot pay the filing
fee, ask the court clerk for
a fee waiver form. If you
do not file your response
on time, you may lose the
case by default, and your
wages, money, and property may be taken without
further warning from the
There are other legal requirements. You may want
to call an attorney right
away. If you do not know
an attorney, you may want
to call an attorney referral
service. If you cannot afford an attorney, you may
be eligible for free legal
services from a nonprofit
legal services program.
You can locate these
nonprofit groups at the
California Legal Services
Web site (, the California
Courts online Self-Help
(www.courtinfo., or by
contacting your local court
or county bar association.
NOTE: The court has a
statutory lien for waived
fees and costs on any
settlement or arbitration
award of $10,000 or more
in a civil case. The courts
lien must be paid before
the court will dismiss the

The name and address of
the court is:
825 Fifth Street
Eureka, CA 95501
The name, address, and
telephone number of plaintiffs attorney, or plaintiff
without an attorney is:
Zachary E. Zwerdling
Eureka, CA 95501
DATE: APR 15 2015
Kerri L. Keenan Clewrk,
by Shayla B. Deputy
11/18, 11/25, 12/2, 12/9
Notice is hereby given
that the City of Arcata will
conduct a public hearing
for the purpose of receiving public comments
and testimony regarding
Unmet Transit Needs.
Comments and testimony
received will be used in
the determination of unmet needs within the City.
The City Council will hold
this public hearing on November 18, 2015, at the
regularly scheduled City
Council meeting. The City
Council meetings start at
6:00 p.m. in the Council
Chambers located at City
Hall, 736 F Street, Arcata,
CA 95521. Written comments can also be submitted and must be received
at the Arcata City Hall at
736 F Street, Arcata, CA
95521, attention Transportation Superintendent by
4:00 p.m. November 18,
2015. For more information, please contact Larry
Pardi, Transportation Superintendent at 707 8223775.
10/21, 11/18

Forest ecology lecture The the City of
Arcata Environmental Services Department
presents a Forest Ecology Lecture titled
Fire management in Redwood National
Park oak woodlands: Successes, challenges,
and lessons learned presented by John McClelland & Eamon Engber, Thursday, Nov.
19 at 6 p.m. at the Arcata Marsh Interpretive
Center 569 South G St. The presentation is
free; call (707) 826-2359 to reserve a seat.
AuDuBoN MArsH tour Redwood Region
Audubon Society sponsors a free public field
trip at the Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary on Saturday, Nov. 21. Bring your binoculars and have a great morning birding!
Meet leader Keith Slauson in the parking lot
at the end of South I Street (Klopp Lake) in
Arcata at 8:30 a.m., rain or shine. Trip ends
around 11 a.m.
MA-lel DuNes cleANup Volunteers are
needed to help restore the Bureau of Land
Management Ma-lel Dunes South property on Saturday, Nov. 21 from 9:30 a.m. to
12:30 p.m. Invasive plant species will be
removed in order to promote native plant
diversity. Meet at the BLM Ma-lel South
parking area off of Young Lane, in Manila.
Gloves, tools and snacks will be provided.
Wear closed-toed shoes and bring drinking water. (707) 444-1397,
HBNWr clIMAte reADINess Learn
about how the Humboldt Bay National
Wildlife Refuge is helping prepare for climate change through their involvement in
the Dunes Climate Ready Grant. Ecologist
Andrea Pickart will give a tour of the new
addition to the north end of the Lanphere
Dunes Unit, where a study will be conducted to test adaptation strategies that work
with natural dune processes to moderate
the impacts of climate change. Join Friends
of the Dunes and the Humboldt Bay National Wildlife Refuge on this Climate Ready
Walk, Saturday, Nov. 21 from 10 a.m. to
12:30 p.m. Participants will meet at 10 a.m.
at Pacific Union School, 3001 Janes Rd. in

Arcata to carpool to the site. RSVP is required; call (707) 444-1397 or email info@
FoAM MArsH tour Friends of the Arcata
Marsh (FOAM) sponsors a free tour of the
Arcata Marsh & Wildlife Sanctuary on Saturday, Nov. 21 at 2 p.m. Meet leader Barbara
Reisman at the Interpretive Center on South
G Street for a 90-minute walk focusing on
the ecology of the Marsh. Loaner binoculars
available with photo ID. (707) 826-2359
MusHrooM FAIr The Humboldt Bay Mycological Society presents its 36th annual
Mushroom Fair on Sunday, Nov. 22 from
11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Redwood Acres Fairgrounds in Eureka. There will be as many
as 300 species of mushrooms displayed (edible and toxic). The public is invited to bring
their mushrooms for identification. Admission is $3/$1 for children 16 and under/free
for children under 10., (707) 822-8856
plANtsgIVINg VegAN potlucK The Vegan Society of Humboldt invites the public
to its PlantsGiving Vegan Potluck, Sunday,
Nov. 22 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Humboldt
Area Foundation Community Center, 373
Indianola Rd. in Bayside. Attendees should
bring a vegan dish to share, as well as
their own plates, cups and utensils. (Vegan means no animal products, including
meat, fish, dairy, eggs, honey and gelatin.)
Admission is free.


cash rebates for water conservation

McKINLEYVILLE The California
Department of Water Resources (DWR),
in conjunction with the Save Our Water, Californias official statewide conservation education program, is offering
a rebate program for turf replacement
and high-efficiency toilet installation.
McKinleyville Community Services District (MCSD)
would like to notify all of its
customers of the newly instituted program being offered to
California residents.
For complete terms and
conditions for both rebates,
visit or
There are also laminated flyers available regarding the turf rebate program
at the MCSD office, 1656 Sutter Rd. in
The rebate on High Efficiency toilets
(1.28GPF or less) is up to $100 and is
limited to a single toilet per qualified
household. The toilet rebate is available
statewide on the replacement of older
toilets that have usage greater than 1.6
gallons per flush.
The State Turf Replacement program
will rebate up to $2 per square foot of

turf removed, with a cap of 1,000 square

feet, for a maximum rebate of $2,000
per household.
On June 11, Humboldt Bay Municipal
Water District (HBMWD), along with
its four municipal customers classified
as urban water suppliers, received confirmation from the State Water Resources Control Board
(SWRCB) that their request to
be placed in a lower conservation tier had been granted.
Prior to this ruling, McKinleyville Community Services
District (MCSD) would have
been in a tier that would have
required a 12 percent reduction.
McKinleyville Community Services
District reminded residents and local
businesses that despite this favorable
ruling and the excellent job customers
have done in reducing their water consumption, conservation measures already in place are still in effect and will
continue to be enforced, in an effort to
continue meeting the four percent conservation requirement.
These rebates being offered are another way to help encourage continued
conservation in our communities.

Scott River flow study available

Yurok Tribe

sloW MArsH WAlK Friends of the Arcata

Marsh sponsors a free tour Tuesday, Nov. 24
at 2 p.m. for those who love the Marsh and
want to enjoy seeing it at a slower pace than
regular Saturday tours. The tour will last 45
to 60 minutes across even, level ground and
is suitable to attendees of all ages who want
to learn and like camaraderie. Meet leader
Jane Wilson at the first parking lot on South
I Street in from Samoa Boulevard. This tour
is held the last Tuesday of each month. Call
(707) 826-2359 with any questions.

N OVEMBER 18, 2015

SCOTT RIVER Flows on the lower

Scott River have been too low to sustain
fisheries, and it appears that few if any
Chinook or even coho salmon will make it
to their usual spawning grounds this year.
An important part of restoring the
Scott River is knowledge of what the flow
needs of the fish are at different times of
year. To that end, the Yurok Tribe sought
expert assistance and is now releasing a
new analysis of the flow needs of the fish
in the Scott River.

Low flows threaten to undermine

the restoration efforts of the Scott River.
This is an analysis of what kind of flows
are necessary to support the fish that the
Yurok Tribe depends on for sustenance
and cultural values, said Thomas P.
ORourke, chairman of the Yurok Tribe.
The report, titled An Evaluation of
the Anadromous Fish Interim Instream
Flow Need for the Lower Scott River, in
Siskiyou County, California Phase I Final Report can be found at yuroktribe.