Opinion

Deric Mendes: Send Me To Za’atari

Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Deric Mendes: Send Me To Za’atari

I want to present these people who’ve lost everything as the strong humans they are. With my background in global politics I’m aware the situation is much more complex than a few personal stories, but there are some people whose lives and actions should not be invisible; I want to make sure readers like... »

Jennifer Koopman: FAQ On The New Oyster Festival Policies

Monday, May 6, 2013
Jennifer Koopman: FAQ On The New Oyster Festival Policies

The money will also be reinvested into the FREE Picnics & Concerts on the Plaza series I have slated beginning in mid-July. The money will pay the bands and artists, sound, equipment and marketing collateral. I’ve been lucky, the artists and bands have all been so generous to Main Street over the years.... »

Ali Lee: Meet You At Brookwood Covered Bridge

Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Ali Lee: Meet You At Brookwood Covered Bridge

At 66 feet in length, the local Brookwood Bridge is the longest in Humboldt. Just over a mile southeast of Old Arcata Road, and a jog to the right off of Jacoby Creek Road onto Brookwood Drive, the rural area is defined by the bridge Earl Biehn and his neighbors built. »

Help Preserve Local Environmental Activist History

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Now this video work, both the original and edited footage, is the subject of great concern due to damage from mold and the deterioration of the original tapes. Further commitment and action are urgently required. »

Alan Sanborn: A Meditation On The Farmers’ Market

Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Alan Sanborn: A Meditation On The Farmers’ Market

Given my pathetic attempts at growing food, I look at good farming as magic. I look at the small organic farmers of our watershed as artists who understand better than most of us the magic of living on Earth. I see at them as healers of the wounds and toxins left by decades of... »

Travis Turner: Let’s Start Now To Change The Halloween/New Year’s Eve Dynamic

Thursday, April 25, 2013
Travis Turner: Let’s Start Now To Change The Halloween/New Year’s Eve Dynamic

We need the community to want something different. We need businesses and the people living around the Plaza to want something more favorable. It will still be loud, but it will be managed. It will still be messy but it will be cleaned up without the support of your tax dollars. It will be... »

Debi Farber Bush: AIDS Lifecycling Again, With Your Help

Thursday, April 25, 2013
Debi Farber Bush: AIDS Lifecycling Again, With Your Help

Once again however, 3,000 riders will be cycling through Santa Cruz, King City, Paso Robles, Santa Maria, Lompoc, Ventura, and finishing the ride in L.A. and I will be with them. »

Arcata Upends Federal Spending Priorities

Thursday, April 25, 2013
Arcata Upends Federal Spending Priorities

The graph of the Penny Poll votes by Humboldt County taxpayers looks like an inverted image of the federal government priorities. »

Taste-Testing PastaLuego’s Creations For The New Abruzzi Lunch Menu

Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Taste-Testing PastaLuego’s Creations For The New Abruzzi Lunch Menu

The glory of the menu is pasta, often with a protein addition so no one risks leaving hungry. Not to shortchange protein – it’s my middle name – but fresh pasta is the point here. The dishes are Roman traviatta style at its Californian best. »

Lauraine Leblanc: When Bully Breeds Attack

Friday, April 12, 2013
Lauraine Leblanc: When Bully Breeds Attack

I contacted the owner of the attacking dog, sent her the $61.16 veterinary bill that same day and I have yet to hear back from her. »