Mike Dronkers / Wednesday, Sept. 24 @ 4:40 p.m. /
You know that thing where your friends are in town and ask you what to do? After they've seen the ginormous redwoods, what next?
You'd be hard-pressed to come up with a better answer than "Go see the dunes!"
In terms of bang-for-buck, the dunes pack a real punch. You've got rich biodiversity, freaky plants, dynamic habitat, a web of trails to explore, and the Pacific ocean, all within 10 minutes of Humboldt's most-populated area.
It's Humboldt's secret stash of nature, and home to some of the most pristine coastal dune habitat on Earth.
To close out September and bring in October, join KHUM and Friends Of The Dunes for a 5-day intro course on dune habitat, coastal geomorphology, and a few surprises along the way!
Mike Dronkers / Thursday, Sept. 18 @ 4:34 p.m. /
For once, there's a good reason to post a food photo to social media.
Humboldt County Restaurant Week starts Friday, September 26th, and the most mouth-wateringly good photo will win you, well, more watery mouth.
Get to a participating restaurant during #HumCoRestaurantWeek and treat yourself to something good! Humboldt's finest chefs have some special surprises in store. While you're there, take a delicious-looking photo and post it to Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram with #HumCoRestaurantWeek so we can find it.
We'll post the best photos we find and let the upvoting decide the winner! First place gets a $100 gift certificate to a local restaraunt, second place is worth $50 and the third place photo wins you $50.
HOW TO GET FREE FOOD
1. Go to a participating restaurant between Friday, Sept 26 and Sunday, Oct 5.
2. Take a food photo that looks amazing
3. Post it to Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook with the tag #HumCoRestaurantWeek
4. Check the Lost Coast Outpost and KHUM.com to vote during HumboldtRestaurantWeek
What is Humboldt County Restaurant Week, and why even care? Find out more on their Facebook page, and listen to Ann Anderson and Edie Jessup of Locally Delicious on KHUM.
While unlikely, Lost Coast Communications reserves all rights to disinclude suspected cheaters and/or capriciously award a winner. Subject to all the usual contest rules.
Mike Dronkers / Thursday, Sept. 25 @ 9:38 a.m. /
According to the National Weather Service, Eureka hadn't seen a September 24th that wet in a century. Over two and a half inches of rain deparched our yards, fields, and crops, shattering the previous daily record.
And those rainbows afterward. Wow. That was just dessert.
If you took a rainbow pic, go ahead and share it below.
[H/T Jessica Hall for the tip]
Cliff Berkowitz / Thursday, Sept. 25 @ 8:45 a.m. / Film
This morning I spoke with filmmaker, and former student of mine, Shane Anderson who recently put out the film "Wild Reverence - The Wild Steelhead Last Stand." He has been touring the country with this film and tonight, in a benefit for Friends of the Eel, there will be a showing at 6pm at the Arcata Theater Lounge. There will be and Q & A to follow the showing.
Cliff Berkowitz / Wednesday, Sept. 24 @ 8:51 a.m. / Networking
This morning I spoke with Janne Gibbs, the President of the Eureka Women's Club and Dana Murguia about their open house happening tonight from 5:30 till 7:30 at the Eureka Women's Club located at 1531 J Street in Eureka. They are beginning the "After Work Network" in partnership with the Women Entrepreneurs Institute. There will be a second open house on October 15th at the same time.
Cliff Berkowitz / Wednesday, Sept. 24 @ 8:29 a.m. / Activism
Just a few days ago Emma Watson who played Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter movies spoke to the United Nations about gender equality. She spoke about the campaign "He for She" and about what you can do to participate. The campaign encourages men to take up the mantle and speak to gender inequality. I played the entire speech on the air this morning. If you missed it, here it is...
Cliff Berkowitz / Tuesday, Sept. 23 @ 9:13 a.m. / Trails
This morning Emily and I spoke with Denise Newman of RCAA about a whole slough of events coming to the Hikshari Trail along Eureka's waterfront. Plus the Governor does not sign SB1151 which would have increased traffic fines in school zones.