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Sunday, January 13, 2019

American Pickers Wants to See Your Junk

Posted By on Sun, Jan 13, 2019 at 3:41 PM

The cast of American Pickers coming to a garage near you. Maybe. - SUBMITTED
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  • The cast of American Pickers coming to a garage near you. Maybe.
How's that KonMari purge going? While you're folding your clothes into little squares, you may be wondering what to do with the road signs, vintage car parts and random advertising ephemera you've got stacked to the rafters in your garage.

If you've got the right kind of stash, Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz from the History Channel show American Pickers might swing by for a look and a haggle in March. The show came to Blue Lake in 2016 but surely Humboldt has a few more collectors/aficionados/straight-up hoarders worth checking out?


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Saturday, September 22, 2018

The Murder Mountain Docuseries is Upon Us

Posted By on Sat, Sep 22, 2018 at 1:52 PM

MURDER MOUNTAIN PREVIEW
  • Murder Mountain preview
Remember that documentary crew that was running around Humboldt on and off through the spring and summer? Well, the finished project airs Sunday night at 7 p.m. on the Fusion Network, which is a real network that I looked up (channel 342 if you've got DIRECTV). The crew and its producer talked to Journal staff during their filming and, after casting around for a central narrative among the threads of weed, missing persons and homelessness, the team evidently settled on the story of Garret Rodriguez, a San Diego man who went missing and was later found dead in Southern Humboldt. The preview for Murder Mountain: Welcome to Humboldt County on Fusion TV's Facebook page is a dizzying series of cuts between foggy roads, grainy reenactments, masked men with rifles on ATVs, pot farms and police, all set against an ominous soundtrack. The post offers the tagline, "Welcome to Murder Mountain, a secretive and surreal corner of America with a deadly history." Not sensational at all. See the video below.

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Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Hollywood Star for Mayor of Flavortown

Posted By on Wed, Jun 27, 2018 at 5:08 PM

Does this make Guy Fieri look like he has a halo? Yes, it does. - SHUTTERSTOCK
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  • Does this make Guy Fieri look like he has a halo? Yes, it does.

The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce has announced its "Class of 2019" inductees and among the stars of film, TV, stage and music to receive a star on the Walk of Fame is — holy moly, stromboli — one Guy Fieri of Ferndale.

No dedication ceremony dates have been announced yet but expect the host of Diners, Drive-ins and Dives (it filmed in Humboldt once, you might have heard about it), Guy's Grocery Games and Rachel vs. Guy: Kids' Cook-off  (shama-lama ding-dong, when does he sleep?) to unveil his polished pink star sometime next year. Righteous.


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Sunday, June 24, 2018

Humboldt's Dancing CCC Supervisor's Binge-worthy Show

Posted By on Sun, Jun 24, 2018 at 3:00 PM

John Griffith grooms a female baboon in an episode of Wild Jobs. - VIA ANIMALPLANET.COM
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  • John Griffith grooms a female baboon in an episode of Wild Jobs.

If you're looking for something to binge watch that might restore your faith in humankind (no small thing these days), you may want to hit up Wild Jobs, an online series from Animal Planet that's streaming now. Recognize host John Griffith? Yup, Humboldt's own dancing California Conservation Corps guy took his moves on the road to meet what he describes as "hardworking people who've dedicated their lives to helping animals" and pitch in. That means rolling up his flannel sleeves at animal rescue centers, beehives and rescue and wildlife hospitals. It also means clipping porcupine claws and grooming baboons. Episode titles like "Scary Squirrel Showdown," "Ape Karaoke Gone Wild" and "Sea Lion in Distress" should give you an idea of the vibe.


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Sunday, April 1, 2018

Catch Sara Bareilles in Jesus Christ Superstar Live Tonight

Posted By on Sun, Apr 1, 2018 at 7:09 PM

John Legend and Sara Bareilles in tonight's live TV musical. - FROM NBC.COM
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  • John Legend and Sara Bareilles in tonight's live TV musical.
Maybe a flight to New York to see hometown girl Sara Bareilles' Broadway run in the musical Waitress wasn't practical. That's no reason to put "When She Was Mine" on repeat and cry into a lemon meringue. (Oh, like I'm the only one.) Tonight at 8 p.m., you can catch her live performance as Mary Magdalene to John Legend's Jesus in the West Coast replay of Jesus Christ Superstar Live.

What better way to digest your Sunday/Easter dinner/Passover leftovers than to hunker down on the couch and listen to Bareilles belt out the vintage (1971), Tony Award-winning Andrew Lloyd Webber tunes? Spoiler: East Coast Twitter says she's killing it. Get the pie ready just in case.
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Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Oscar-worthy

Posted By on Tue, Mar 6, 2018 at 7:41 PM

Danielle Tellez and her father Tom Tellez, president of the Eureka Theater board went full Hollywood glamour. - PHOTO BY SAM ARMANINO
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  • Danielle Tellez and her father Tom Tellez, president of the Eureka Theater board went full Hollywood glamour.

Way north of the Academy Awards ceremonies in Hollywood, Humboldt hosted its own glittery evening as the Humboldt-Del Norte Film Commission and the Eureka Theater rolled out the red carpet for an Oscar viewing party and celebration of local filming.

The swells showed up in tuxes and tulle, furs and fedoras, to sip cocktails in the lobby, serenaded by musician Michael Dayvid. Then everyone filed inside to watch the awards on the big screen, applauding, commenting and cringing together in the darkened 1939 theater. Pour yourself a little bubbly and bask in the the glamour of the slideshow below.

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Thursday, May 4, 2017

Bigfootin'

Posted By on Thu, May 4, 2017 at 4:00 PM

The crowds lined up to meet the Bigfoot hunters at the fest. - CHRISTIAN PENNINGTON
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  • The crowds lined up to meet the Bigfoot hunters at the fest.

Did you see something up in Willow Creek on Saturday? Bigfoot's stomping grounds were the site of a tribute to our hirsute local hero in Veteran's Park. The cast of Animal Planet's Finding Bigfoot, including homegrown hunter James "Bobo" Fay, showed up to sign autographs, swap stories and film the festivities.
Elvis of the Bigfoot world Bob Gimlin, who shot the famous 1967 Patterson-Gimlin footage of an unidentified and very furry subject in our neck of the woods, was also on hand.

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Sunday, April 9, 2017

Serious Stuff with Comedian W. Kamau Bell

Posted By on Sun, Apr 9, 2017 at 6:50 PM

W. Kamau Bell - PHOTO BY JOHN NOWAK/CNN
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W. Kamau Bell has a big laugh. It’s full and deep over the phone, inviting you to laugh with him — maybe at a joke he just made, maybe at him, maybe at an awkward moment, like hanging out at a white nationalist convention as an African American man. The laugh is part of what keeps even those he disagrees with engaged, taking out the sting of his observations without losing their sharpness. In fact, with his keen insights into race and culture, Bell might be just the friend America needs, listening intently and calling us on our shit. With a smile.

Bell is tackling heavy stuff in the show he brings to the Van Duzer Theatre on Monday night, The Kamau Bell Curve: Ending Racism in About an Hour. An hour. Why not? That he’s planning to do it via PowerPoint is another thing but we’ll get to that.

This trip to Humboldt comes at a pretty busy time in Bell’s career. His critically acclaimed CNN docu-series United Shades of America, in which he crisscrosses the country talking to people from all walks of life about everything from neighborhood gentrification to the Klan, begins its second season at the end of this month. He’s got a book, The Awkward Thoughts of W. Kamau Bell: Tales of a 6' 4", African American, Heterosexual, Cisgender, Left-Leaning, Asthmatic, Black and Proud Blerd, Mama's Boy, Dad, and Stand-Up Comedian, coming out in May and he’s got two podcasts going (Politically Re-Active, with co-host Hari Kondabolu, and Denzel Washington is The Greatest Actor of All Time Period, with co-host Kevin Avery).


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Saturday, March 4, 2017

Watch Sara Bareilles' Oscar Performance

Posted By on Sat, Mar 4, 2017 at 9:00 AM

Sara Bareilles sings Joni Mitchell at the Academy Awards. - FROM OSCAR.GO.COM
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  • Sara Bareilles sings Joni Mitchell at the Academy Awards.
There were some moving speeches and emotional twists at the Academy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 26, including Sara Bareilles' moving rendition of Joni Mitchell's "Both Sides Now," performed during the In Memoriam montage of stars and industry greats who passed away in 2016. In case you missed it while microwaving more popcorn or hobnobbing at the Eureka Theater, the awards show's official website has the video posted for your viewing pleasure.

A choked-up Jennifer Aniston introduced the Humboldt County native, who must be made of steel to hit those high notes with Prince, Gene Wilder and Carrie Fisher speaking softly from the big screen over her shoulder. You can watch it here but get some tissues first. That's it. Just let it all out.
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Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Humboldt Style: Oscar Night

Posted By on Tue, Feb 28, 2017 at 9:51 AM

Peter and Shirley Santino have a red carpet moment with photographer Jose Quezada. - JENNIFER FUMIKO CAHILL
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  • Peter and Shirley Santino have a red carpet moment with photographer Jose Quezada.

Not everybody got everything right at the Academy Awards on Sunday night, between the envelope mix-ups, eye-rolling name fumbles and a couple of awards that were both questionable and did not win us the office Oscar pool. But we did get to see Sara Bareilles perform, so we're calling it a win.

And over at the Eureka Theater, guests at the annual Oscar-viewing party thrown with the Humboldt-Del Norte Film Commission were looking pretty trophy-worthy. Attendees sashayed through the lobby, cocktails in hand, to schmooze in their finery with Michael Dayvid playing in the background. Some trends from the evening to keep in mind for your next formal affair:


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