Mike Dronkers / Monday, Aug. 25 @ 4:16 p.m. / Upstage Live
UPDATE: All Upstage Live tickets are gone. Their live concert still has a few seats left.
Members of Ozo will be at Los Bagels meeting fans and signing autographs, and giving away swag.
Bay Area traffic slowed the band's bus and they will regretfully not make it to Los Bagels today.
One of the best bands you'll ever see will take questions and play live on KHUM tomorrow at 6:00 pm.
For almost 20 years, Ozomatli has somehow managed to pack extra energy and intention into each live show. Ask anyone who's seen Ozomatli. Seriously.
Special thanks to the Van Duzer team for their support of Upstage Live.
Cliff Berkowitz / Sunday, Aug. 24 @ 11:04 a.m. / Earthquake
As you likely know by how, a magnitude 6.1 earthquake struck this morning at about 3:20 AM approximately 6 miles southwest of the town of Napa, in the Bay Area. There are reports of serious damage, especially to some of the older buildings in downtown. As many as 89 people have been reported as injured, 3 critically. As of this posting, there are no reports of any fatalities.
My cousins Zach and Becky Berkowitz have lived in Napa for the past 35 years in a passive solar home on a vineyard. This morning I was able to get through on a land line to check in with them and make sure they were OK. Once their health and non-injured status was confirmed, I asked Becky if she could give me a first hand account of what the quake was like.
The event left their house in a shambles. Broken items everywhere, even their pellet stove moved across the room. There are cracks in the walls and foundation. I recored my conversation with my cousin, which is attached below.
Cliff Berkowitz / Tuesday, Aug. 19 @ 9:07 a.m. / Trails
Cliff and Emily talk with Karen Diemer about the fact that the California Transportation Commission staff has made
the recommendation that funding for the northern portion of the Bay Trail be funded from the Arcata Skate Park all the way to Bracut Center. The vote will take place tomorrow. If this goes through, it bodes well for future funding for the entire project.
Cliff Berkowitz / Saturday, Aug. 16 @ 12:22 p.m. / Event
Going on right now until 3pm today, there is a HUGE street fair in Arcata. 13th street between H and G Streets in are closed off and filled all kinds of local venders from Smokin Moses, Cypress Grove, Humboldt Hot Sauce and many more. All this for no charge as Wildberries celebrates their 20th anniversary.
Moments ago, Phil Ricord, owner of Wildberries just held the "Wild Wiener Walk" to honor the store mascot "Fred." Dachshunds of all shapes and sizes participated in the walk in which the oldest, longest and other attributes of these wiener dogs was celebrated.
Amy Berkowitz (my lovely wife) is broadcasting live from the fair directly across from Smokin Moses and right next to Ramones booths. Its a yummy place to be.
Aside from all the free food, there is live music all day long. Anyone even close to Arcata is encouraged to attend.
Mike Dronkers / Thursday, Aug. 14 @ 4:46 p.m. / Theater
In this installment of LoCO Radio Theatre, the Awkward Pause Players (pictured below) bring new life to words that are alleged to have transpired betwixt a Eureka city councilmember and woodworker.
Apparently, spaces were taken and apologies were not given.
The original headline reads as follow: "
Eureka Councilman Allegedly Has Drug-Fueled Altercation, Reneges on Agreement to Make Public Apology
Read the transcription here.
Note to dialect coaches: listen and learn.
Mike Dronkers / Thursday, Aug. 14 @ 11:04 a.m. /
Join the Forest and Native Plant Society in search for rare fireweed
Release Date: Aug 13, 2014
EUREKA, California, August 14, 2014 -On Saturday, August 23, the public is invited to join Six Rivers National Forest staff and the North Coast Chapter of the California Native Plant Society (CNPS) as they team up to search for the rare Oregon fireweed (Epilobium oreganum), on the Lower Trinity Ranger District.
Epilobium oreganumwas first found in the Grouse Creek area, a tributary to the South Fork of the Trinity River, in 1888, by botanists E.R. Drew and V.K. Chestnut. They discovered the plant growing along the streams associated with Grouse Creek, on a trip from Eureka to Hyampom.
No one has back to that area to validate the presence of Epilobium oreganumsince then - until now. On August 23, forest staff and CNPS will search along wetlands near Grouse Creek to find the sitewhere this rare plant was first documented and to see if it occurs elsewhere in the area.
Since Drew and Chestnut’s discovery, no one has gone to great lengths to explore the area for additional occurrences of Epilobium oreganum, because it was originally thought to be a more common fireweed species.
If interested in joining the forest and CNPS in the search for this rare plant, meet at 9 a.m., at Pacific Union School, 3001 Janes Road, Arcata, to carpool. Bring lunch, water, boots, sun protection and a hand lens, if you have one.
For more information, contact Six Rivers National Forest Botanist John McRae at 707.441.3513 or email@example.com.
Cliff Berkowitz / Thursday, Aug. 14 @ 9:30 a.m. / Film
This morning I spoke with JoAnn Schuch and Lilach Assayag about the film "Tricky Bidness" exploring the trouble with "Semi-Legal Marijuana." Several years in the making, local filmmakers JoAnn Schuch and Lynne Canning put this documentary together chronicling our local marijuana industry.
A week from tonight at the Eureka High School Lecture Hall at Humboldt & K Streets in Eureka, Local Filmmakers Night will hold a screening of the entire film. Doors open at 6:30, screening at 7pm. Admission is $5. A Q & A with the filmmakers will follow the screening.