Cliff Berkowitz / Thursday, April 20 @ 9:16 a.m. / Mother Nature
This morning I spoke with Eli Rohl of Caltrans for a second time. This time with a report of new slide action at the site of the 101 Leggett slide. Overnight a new slide on the norther part of the the Leggett event took place putting at least as much, if not more material on the road than the first slide. It also send material down into the river. This may push back any reopening of the 101 even further. We will update when we hear more.
Cliff Berkowitz / Thursday, April 20 @ 9:09 a.m. / Health
This morning I spoke with Nancy Keleher about Mental Health Awareness Month coming up in May. This year they will be focusing on Perinatal Depression which affects 1 in 5 women. Help is available by calling 211.
Bayley Brown / Wednesday, April 19 @ 3:11 p.m. / Community
Cliff Berkowitz / Wednesday, April 19 @ 9:25 a.m. / Music
This morning I had the pleasure of talking, via telephone from Austin Texas, Cleve Hattersley, founding member of Grezzy Wheels. For the past few weeks we have been playing the track "String Theory" from their latest album String Theory 2.0. The band formed in 1970 and became the unofficial house band of the Armadillo World Headquarters opening for Willie Nelson, The Flying Burrito Brothers, Bruce Springsteen, etc. After a 23 year hiatus they reformed. This is their 7th album of their new era. The provocative photo on the cover is was taken by Cleve's father back in the 1950's.
Cliff Berkowitz / Tuesday, April 18 @ 9:10 a.m. / Trails
This morning Emily and I spoke with Greg Pratt, General Manager of Humboldt Transit Authority. HTA has been making bike community combined with bus rides a reality for some time here in Humboldt. But now with the launch of a couple of new apps for both iPhone and Android, things have gotten even easier. The Swiftly app helps you track busses so you can know exactly where they are on their route at anytime. There is also the Token Transit app allowing you to purchase your fair from your smart phone.
Cliff Berkowitz / Tuesday, April 18 @ 8:21 a.m. / Mother Nature
This morning I spoke with Eli Rohl of Caltrans to get an update on the slide on 101 which has it closed near leggett. As of yesterday they were optimistic that they would be able to get the road opened to at least one way escorted traffic. However, as of this morning the slide is still active. This means that material is still coming down the hill making it unsafe to proceed on the clean up effort. There will be a meeting with the contractors and Caltrans later this morning to reassess the situation. As for now, motorists are asked to take alternate routes that include 20, 299, and 36 all to connect with the 5. Please do not take Bell Springs Road. That is for locals only. IDs are being checked.
Rohl says that they still hope to get it open by sometime Wednesday. However, that is now less likely than it was. More updated info Facebook and Twitter. Caltrans District 1/@CaltransDist1.
Cliff Berkowitz / Monday, April 17 @ 9:42 a.m. / Film
This morning Nairobys Apolito & Andrew Weisz dropped by the KHUM studios to tell us about this year's Film Festival. This is the longest running student film festival in the world! The event will take place April 19th - 22nd at the Minor Theater.