Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Another Earthquake: 5.2

Another earthquake was felt in Arcata. This one was a 5.2 at 8:03pm and the epicenter was 11 miles from Willow Creek.

Sunday, April 27, 2008

SLAM Fest at HSU

Humboldt State University held it's annual Sustainable Living Arts and Music Festival today. SLAM Fest was a zero waste and solar powered event.

Gas Prices are Up in Arcata

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Endeavor Seeks Public Support on Myspace

The Arcata Food Endeavor has created a profile on Myspace.com in hopes of building public support for keeping the Endeavor open.

Thursday, April 24, 2008

"Kids in the Woods" Encampment Raided

I have just learned that the "Kids in the woods" encampment in the Arcata Community Forest was raided yesterday morning. A large contingent of police confiscated peoples tarps and belongings and took them to Eureka. Only a small number of the kids were at the encampment at the time.

Monday, April 21, 2008


A moderate earthquake was just felt in Arcata. The USGS reports that it was 3.7 in the Eureka vicinity.

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Thousands Smoke Marijuana at 4:20 on 4-20

Thousands of people sent up a huge cloud of pot smoke at 4:20 pm today at the Arcata 420 Fest at Redwood Park. More photos can be found at my photoblog.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Forest Defense Camp set for May 2 - May 9

Happenings: Forest Defense Skillshares - Discussions - Hikes (mellow + challenging) - Music - Story Telling - DIY Media - Swimming - Campfires - Games - Group Cookouts

We will be examining recent events in the Pacific Lumber bankruptcy and what the future may hold for the ancient forests of this region.

Free Event, please bring whatever food, funds or other supplies that you can.

Please bring your own camping gear, dishes/utensils.

The camp location will be announced 1 week in advance.

contact info: (707) 502-0673 mattoledefense@lycos.com

Raging Grannies at Tax Day Protest

At a tax day action at the Arcata Post Office today, the Raging Grannies sang and activists from the Redwood Peace and Justice Center conducted a penny poll. Literature from the War Resisters League was handed out. The activists seek to make the pulic aware of how much of their income tax money goes to the military. According to the War Resisters League that figure is 54% or $1,449 billion.

Saturday, April 12, 2008

First Farmers Market of the Year

It was a warm, sunny day for the beginning of the season for the Arcata Farmers Market. The North Coast Grower's Association is celebrating its 30th year of farmers markets.

Monday, April 7, 2008

Photos from Community Forest Encampment

I just found these photos of "The Kids in the Woods" encampment, on Indybay. There is also comments from Kevin Hoover there.

Saturday, April 5, 2008

Building Green Communities Conference

The 2nd annual Building Green Communities Conference is taking place today at the Arcata Community Center. Plan It Green is a local group of engineers, planners, builders, contractors, architects, and other professionals dedicated to green community planning and design. Plan It Green’s mission is to encourage the adoption of economically, socially, and environmentally sustainable practices in Humboldt County and to facilitate their implementation through education, collaborative partnerships, and technical assistance.

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Kindred Spirits plays at forest benefit at HSU

There was a Forest Defense benefit show at the Kate Buchanan Room tonight. Kindred Spirits, Moonsong, and Calamity Jane performed.

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

House Burns on 15th Street

There was a house fire today on 15th St. between F and G Streets. G Street was closed down. Numerous fire engines responded from Arcata and Eureka.