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Tuesday, September 27, 2016
HUMBOLDT COUNTY, CALIFORNIA

Kamasi Washington

Bayley Brown / Tuesday, Sept. 13 @ 2:09 p.m. / Music

A fabulous tenor saxophonist is coming to the Van Duzer Theater at HSU this Friday, September 16.  Kamasi Washington has been playing the sax for over 20 years and comes from a very musical family.  He studied Ethnomusicology at UCLA, has collaborated with several prominent musicians, and has a solo album out called The Epic. Kamasi called in today to talk about his past, future projects, and the upcoming show.  

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Tickets are $46 General and $10 for HSU students.  For more information or to purchase tickets head to the Center Arts website here.  



Pacific Coast Bike Route

Cliff Berkowitz / Tuesday, Sept. 13 @ 9:05 a.m. / Trails

This morning Emily and I spoke with Tasha Ahlstrand, transportation Planner for Caltrans District 1. The Pacific Coast Bike Route or PCBR, now 40 years old is bike route that spans the Pacific Coast from Canada To Mexico. Recently Caltrans initiated a study of PCBR users. Lots of great data was collected and many suggestions are in the process of being implemented. However, there was also some surprize date that was revealed. For example, 93% or PCBR riders go from north to south and the average age of  PCBR riders is 43 years old. More information at their new website.

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Julian Gosin of the Soul Rebels

Bayley Brown / Friday, Sept. 9 @ 11:37 a.m. / Music

Earlier today trumpeter for the Soul Rebels Julian Gosin called in to talk about their upcoming show on September 22 at the Van Duzer Theatre.  We also chatted about what it's like to team up with some super fabulous artists (everyone from Nas to Marilyn Manson), some of his influences, and education.  

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Get your tickets now through Center Arts!  It's $35 General Admission and $15 for Students.  



NCRT's "The Odd Couple - The Female Version"

Bayley Brown / Thursday, Sept. 8 @ 4 p.m. / Theater

Director Gene Cole and Gloria Montgomery who portrays Florence Unger came in today to talk about North Coast Repertory Theatre's production of Neil Simon's The Odd Couple - The Female Version.  

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The show opens on September 15 with an actor's benefit.  Sept 16 is for Reading Service of the Redwoods and Sept 17 raises funds for Plays in the Park sponsored by The Ink People. It runs through Oct 8.  More details in the flyer above, ncrt.net, and 707-442-NCRT (6278).  



The chainsaw guy from HSU games stopped by today

Bayley Brown / Wednesday, Sept. 7 @ 3:38 p.m. / HSU

I got a little bit of a surprise earlier when Tony Gomez stopped in to pick up some HSU Jacks tickets he won for their game this Saturday.  Gomez told me this tale about bringing a chainsaw to a Humboldt State game on a dare and how it then turned into a "thing."  

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You can also read his and Head Coach Rob Smith's account in a Sports Illustrated article from last December here

 



Living in Humboldt: The Latino Perspective at CR tonight

Bayley Brown / Wednesday, Sept. 7 @ 2:49 p.m. / Community

The Redwood Community Action Agency received a grant through the Humboldt BRIDGES Partnership and was able to expand resources for the Latino community.  Natalie Arroyo helped organize that project and as part of it they organized a celebration of Latino culture called Living in Humboldt - the Latino Perspective.  She took a moment to speak with me about that this afternoon.  

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This is a family friendly free event.  It will begin at 5 p.m. in the Performing Arts Theater at College of the Redwoods.  There will be a panel discussion, live music from Grupo Nueva Ilusiòn and free dinner from Rita's. 



St. Joseph's and Betty Chinn's New Shelter Opens Next Week

Bayley Brown / Wednesday, Sept. 7 @ 11:33 a.m. / Homelessness

Local philanthropist Betty Chinn and St. Joesph's Program Manager for the Care Transitions Program Joy Victorine came in to KHUM to talk the new shelter their partnering to open on C Street (next to the Day Center) in Eureka next week.  

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Chinn bought the building back in May and renovations began in July.  The first floor of the building will be for respite care for 10 homeless people discharged from St. Joesph's.  Victorine says that this will help them expand their current care transition program.  The second floor will house 14 families.  

The grand opening celebration for donors will be on September 16.  There will be a public event on September 17 from 2 till 4 p.m. They would love for members of our community to come see what they are doing.