Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Human Suspension: The Video

Posted By on Wed, Sep 8, 2010 at 10:40 AM

This week's Journal features a cover story about the Eureka human body suspension scene by our own Ryan Burns. Entitled "Hooked," the issue is moving out to newsstands now and will hit the Web tonight at midnight.

Here's a video that Burns and the Journal's Andrew Goff produced about a human body suspension event at Empire Squared a couple of weeks ago. As the intro said: Not for the squeamish.

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Saturday, September 4, 2010

The Mayor of Camoapa

Posted on Sat, Sep 4, 2010 at 12:55 PM

We ran into Mayor Rosaura Altamirano from Camoapa, Nicaragua on the Arcata Plaza, in town for the IBlock Party on Monday, Labor Day. With help from translator Nora Wynne, who works with the Arcata/Camoapa Sister City Project, we talked about how the two cities work together.

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Thursday, September 2, 2010

Extra Sunny Fortuna

Posted By on Thu, Sep 2, 2010 at 1:51 PM

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Remember Janelle Egger? You know, the Fortuna resident whose attempts to find out more about her city government's plans to build a new water tank turned into a Kafkaesque quest and public records lawsuit against the city?

Well, with the help of Access Humboldt's citizen-production services, she's made a documentary of the saga: "Boondoggle in thrifty Fortuna?"
From Egger's news release:

I began in the spring of 2008 to question why the city was planning to build a water tank since we have a virtually unused city reservoir with enough storage for the entire city. After a two year investigation of public records, including a struggle to access city records, I'm still puzzled as to why we are not using the city reservoir. But I'm convinced that the reasons given to build a new tank do not hold water.

Access Humboldt will air the documentary at 3:30 p.m. this Saturday, Sept. 4, and at 8:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 5. And there will be more airings in the future.

Egger's timing is impeccable: She's running for Fortuna City Council.

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