Confess, Fletch and Pearl

(September 29, 2022) CONFESS, FLETCH. To a vast, often problematic swath of the population (read: Gen X white guys, to whom I am only generationally adjacent, thanks very much), Chevy Chase is as...

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(September 29, 2022) A good story is woven From finest ingredients Maidenhair fern ribs Lichen dyed beargrass Cedar bark, cedar root Spruce root, cattail leaves Sour grass and straw grass And tule, woven...

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NCJ Burger Week Ends Sunday!

(September 28, 2022) These unique burger specials will be gone in a flash! NCJ Burger Week ends Sunday, Oct. 2. Grab one while you still can at restaurants from Trinidad to Redway....

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NorCal Pet Rescue Fundraiser this Sunday at Bigfoot Taproom

(September 24, 2022) Aww … Bigfoot & Paws, with a name like that, how can you pick any other event to attend this Sunday? Hightail it to the Bigfoot Taproom in McKinleyville...

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A Fine Time for Wine

(September 23, 2022) In the northern part of the county, the Art and Wine Festival is happening Saturday, Sept. 24 from 11 4 p.m. at Fieldbrook Winery (free entry). It, too,...

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How 'Bout Them Apples?

(September 23, 2022) A Sip of Summer: Hard Cider Festival actually takes place a few days into fall, but that’s neither here nor there. The point is, it’s a festive afternoon sipping...

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NCRT's Tiny Beautiful Things

And how to be a successful advice columnist

(September 22, 2022) Be honest. You read the advice columns. Even if it's just to be snarky about other people's problems. Or perhaps you're secretly hoping the solution to a problem you've been...

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Hell is Visiting Other People

(September 22, 2022) SALOUM. Precipitation, early dusk and fattening pumpkin spiders can only mean one thing: Fall is here and with it, Spooky Season. My brother already has Halloween decorations up in his...

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Wonder of It All

(September 22, 2022) Finally, it hits me Like a Periodic Table Discussion of Relativity, There is no corner Of this endless space Unfit for the living. All sentient beings Care for each other...

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Hanneke Cassel Trio this Thursday at Arcata Playhouse

(September 20, 2022) Boston-based fiddler Hanneke Cassel, winner of the 1997 U.S. National Scottish Fiddle Championship and sought-after performer at Celtic festivals across the globe, brings her special blend of contemporary and...

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Natural Shocks at Redwood Curtain Theatre Postponed

(September 20, 2022) Redwood Curtain Theatre is postponing the one-woman show Natural Shocks due to COVID-19 issues, the theater announced yesterday. The show will now open Thursday, Sept. 29. The theater also said...

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Nosferatu with Live Musical Score at the Eureka Theater

(September 16, 2022) This year marks the 100th anniversary of the silent cinema masterpiece Nosferatu and to honor it, the Eureka Theater is taking the creepiness factor up to 100 with a...

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North Country Fair Returns this Weekend

(September 15, 2022) Every third weekend in September (except for the last two years), the Arcata Plaza swells with families, revelers, artists, dancers, musicians, crafters, makers and producers for the annual North...

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Where the Party's At

Jesse Wiedel's Seven Day Weekend at Synapsis

(September 15, 2022) In our third hour at Toni's restaurant the other night, I told my three friends, each visiting the North Coast for the first time from a different city, about the...

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The Last Minute

On the Count of Three and The Good Boss

(September 15, 2022) ON THE COUNT OF THREE. Suicide, for an act (force/influence) that will most likely eventually affect us all, is too often marginalized in culture and in conversation due either...

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The Red Moon Rises (A Haiku)

(September 15, 2022) Fires burn in the east, Smoke lifts high into the sky, The Red Moon rises. Sherman SChapiro...

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Natural Fiber Fair Happening this Weekend

(September 9, 2022) Up your fiber intake this weekend with the Natural Fiber Fair happening Saturday, Sept. 10 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 11 from 10 a.m. to...

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Garden Party - HBG's Annual Fundraiser on Saturday

(September 8, 2022) Spend an afternoon taking in the beauty of the Humboldt Botanical Garden, now in its lush, late summer bloom, as well as enjoying local food, wine, art and music...

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The Nerd Operas of Funny Pages and Mad God

(September 8, 2022) FUNNY PAGES. While I maintain that I am not a true nerd, mostly for lack of commitment, I may well be, as intoned by my wife and now oft-repeated by...

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Paul Reiser is Back at the Mic

(September 8, 2022) Paul Rieser started with stand-up, prior to his roles as the jaded Modell in the cult classic Diner, the era-appropriately smarmy villain Burke in Aliens, dotingly awkward husband Paul...

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Art Walks + Festivals

Saturday Night Arts Alive

Oct. 1, 6 to 9 p.m.

(September 29, 2022) Eureka Main Street presents First Saturday Night Arts Alive on Oct. 1 from 6 to 9 p.m. Our galleries, museums, theaters, bars and restaurants are open. Some businesses continue to...

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Trinidad Arts Night

Sept. 24, 6 to 9 p.m.

(September 22, 2022) Venues through town will feature a variety of art and music; activities include a skate park, games and face painting. At the end of the evening, Westhaven Center for the...

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Arts! Arcata

Friday, Sept. 9, 4 to 8 p.m.

(September 8, 2022) Celebrate the visual and performing arts in Downtown Arcata during Second Friday Arts! Arcata. Enjoy a lively night market of local art displayed in downtown stores. *Listings for participating venues...

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in our blogs...

PlanCo to Consider Formal Letter of Apology to Wiyot Area Tribes

(September 30, 2022) The Humboldt County Planning Commission will consider Thursday sending a letter of apology to three Wiyot area tribes after Commission Chair Alan Bongio’s comments during its Aug. 18 meeting,...

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Fact Checking Ads for California’s Sports Betting Propositions

(September 30, 2022) Odds are, one of the many ads for legalizing sports betting has snagged your attention, given their ubiquity on TV, websites and billboards across California. You’d be forgiven, though, for...

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Teen Arrested After Threat Locks Down Fortuna High

(September 30, 2022) A 13 year old was taken into custody on suspicion of making criminal threats for allegedly sending a skull emoji with the message, “Gonna light up the school at 12:10,”...

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