Mike Dronkers / Wednesday, May 8 @ 11:28 a.m. /
This week on Coastal Currents, Chuck DeWitt returns to update us on one of Humboldt Bay's most storied watercraft.
The Golden Rule was used in the 1950's to protest nuclear testing in the Pacific Ocean. Protesters put themselves in harm's way and in doing so paved the way for modern-day environmental protest.
Today, the boat resides in a dry dock across the bay from Eureka. Veterans for peace are working to restore it.
"The mission of the Golden Rule Project of Veterans for Peace (VFP) is to repair, restore and renovate the famous sailing ketch, the Golden Rule. This little ship was sailed by four brave crewmen, led by Albert Bigelow, in an attempt to stop atmospheric nuclear testing in the Marshall Islands. They were boarded by the US Coast Guard, arrested, and the boat towed back to Honolulu, twice."
Mike Dronkers / Wednesday, May 8 @ 10:14 a.m. /
As the light changes the Chalcedony changes from an almost opaque white to a beautiful translucent shade of grey green. Soft in color, the cabochon is wonderfully set into the hammered silver which illuminates the stone, highlighting its luminance. Valued at $89
Total Value of prize - $119
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Cliff Berkowitz / Wednesday, May 8 @ 8:56 a.m. / Theater
Cliff talks with Christia Jioras and Dmitry Tokarsky who play Maureen Mulligan and Joe Spinelli respectively in the new play from Redwood Curtain Theater "Skin Deep." This is a wonderful family friendly romantic comedy by Jon Lonoff that is a must see. Skin Deep also stars Brad Curtis as Squire Whiting and Susan Abby as Sheila Whiting. It runs for the next two weekends with a special Mother's Day matinee. For ticket and information go to redwoodcurtin.com
Mike Dronkers / Tuesday, May 7 @ 12:01 p.m. / Internet
Oh, Lost Coast Outpost commenters. How we love thee.
As a love letter to you, this is the first in a series in which LoCO blog comments are read aloud by humans. This episode includes comments from this article.
Enjoy (and comment)!
Mike Dronkers / Tuesday, May 7 @ 11:06 a.m. /
Terri Vroman Little from Redwood Coast Montessori school talks about their super-fancy tea party on Saturday.
Cliff Berkowitz / Tuesday, May 7 @ 9:41 a.m. / Public Safety
Cliff Berkowitz and Emily Sinkhorn talk with Charles Roecklein, Eureka City Engineer, Sheila Parrott, Eureka Traffic Engineer, Dan Moody, Eureka Traffic Operations, and Gary Whitmer, Eureka PD. After several recent fatal pedestrian vs motor vehicle accents and data showing the City of Eureka as one of the most dangerous cities for pedestrians and cyclist a discussion with city officials who deal with pedestrian safety was in order. Stats are discussed along with a variety of suggestions for changes in trafic flow including delaying the green light to allow pedestrians to cross with the walk signal.
Cliff Berkowitz / Monday, May 6 @ 9:26 a.m. / Community
Cliff talks with Silvia and Debby, local volunteers at the American Cancer Society. They are currently looking for volunteers for their "Road To Recovery' program. This is a program in which volunteers drive patients who are unable to drive or don't drive anymore to their treatments.