THE NORTH COAST JOURNAL
Humboldt County's monthly magazine of Politics, People and Art
145 G St., Suite A, Arcata, Calif. 95521
phone (707) 826-2000 fax (707) 826-2060

(Vol. IX, Issue 8)


Editor and Publisher: Judy Hodgson
Art Director/Production Manager: Carolyn Fernandez
Copy Editor: Howard Seemann
Staff Writer and Calendar: Rosemary Edmiston
Contributing Writers: Jim Hight, Tiffany Lee-Youngren,
Betty Thompson, Miv Schaaf
Terry Kramer, Bob Doran, Barry Blake
Photographers: Brandi Easter, Kevin Fox
Graphic Design/Production: Rita Pender, Cindy Noble
Advertising Sales: John Ivy, Rebecca Alder, Colleen Luttrell
Office Manager/Production Assistant: Grace Kerr


August 1998

Cover of the August 1998 NCJ-TRAILBLAZERS
On the cover: Photo of the old railroad tracks to Blue Lake by Elias Elias.
Inset of Hammond trail wrlkers photo by Kevin Fox.

COVER STORY

TRAILBLAZERS
Story by Jim Hight
Explore pathways to nature as The Journal takes a look at
existing, proposed and imagined Humboldt county trails.

UPFRONT

St. Joe buys Eureka practice; Pepper Spray Trial set


CRIME

ANATOMY OF A POT BUST

by Rosemary Edmiston
A "field" of marijuana plants thrives beneath high-tech lights at property off Highway 299.
It was the biggest indoor bust yet in California.


EDUCATION

SCORECARD ON SCHOOLS

by Tiffany Lee-Youngren
Results of the State Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) program's Stanford Achievement Test


DEPARTMENTS


PUBLISHER

NO COLLEGE REQUIRED
by Judy Hodgson


LETTERS


COLUMNS

FOOD

'AND THE PRIEST FAINTED'
by Betty Thompson

"Sorbet, French for sherbet, is frozen fruit juice, wine (port, marsala or Sauterne)
and/or liqueur mixtures served between dinner courses, before the entree, to cleanse the palate. ..."

GARDEN
A GARDEN FOR THE BIRDS
by Terry Kramer

THINGS
AT THE COTTAGE
by Miv Schaaf

"Here we are at the cottage -- I've been meaning to bring you here all summer. ..."



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