Bayley Brown / Wednesday, April 5 @ 2:11 p.m. / Homelessness
Betty Kwan Chinn and Eureka High School Football Running Back/Linebacker Sergio Munzo came in talk about the Rummage Sale happening Saturday at the Day Center (133 7th Street in Eureka) from 8AM till 2PM.
RSVP to the Facebook event here. Have fun rummaging.
From Left to right: Sergio, Betty, Bayley
Amy Berkowitz / Tuesday, April 4 @ 4:06 p.m. /
Tomorrow evening the Arcata City Council will consider passing a resolution that would put Arcata on the path to becoming a Sanctuary City. The meeting is at 6 p.m. at the City Hall Council Chamber, located at 736 F Street, Arcata.
The proposed resolution summary is below. To read Resolution #167-24 in full head here (page 181).
In an effort to promote public health and safety, some cities have adopted policies to encourage undocumented individuals to access city services and report crimes. The rationale is that the entire community is safer as a result. Such cities sometimes call themselves “sanctuary cities.” The Arcata City Council passed Resolution #167-24 affirming our commitment to the values of the Arcata community. Incorporated into the Motion to approve Resolution 167-24 was direction to schedule time on a future agenda to discuss the specifics of Arcata being considered a Sanctuary City.
It is recommended that the City Council consider actions to protect undocumented residents from targeted immigration enforcement safeguarding the civil rights, safety and dignity of all Arcata residents.
Options could include:
- 1. Passage of a Motion, Resolution or an Ordinance restricting the City’s including the Police Department’s cooperation with immigration enforcement which could include or not include the term Sanctuary City.
- 2. Providing direction to City Departments including the Police Department to develop specific policies that restrict or prohibit certain levels of immigration enforcement.
- 3. Consider supporting California Senate Bill 54 designed to prohibit state and local law enforcement agencies from using resources to investigate, interrogate, detain, detect, or arrest persons for immigration enforcement purposes, as specified. SB 54 does not specifically use the word Sanctuary.
Amy Berkowitz / Tuesday, April 4 @ 3:06 p.m. / Animals
This afternoon I spoke with Mara from Redwood Pals Rescue. For more on specific dogs available to adopt go to petharbor.com and use your zip code then select the Humboldt County Sheriff's Animal Shelter list. You can also see more at Facebook by searching for Redwood Pals Rescue and also Humboldt County Animal Shelter.
Cliff Berkowitz / Tuesday, April 4 @ 9:11 a.m. / Trails
This morning Carol Vandermeer and I spoke with Denise Newman from RCAA about the Eureka Waterfront Trail and it's overall goal of being part of the California Coastal Trail and critical link to the Bay Trail. Denise talked about not only will there be interpretive signs along the trail, but "story sites" which will help tell the story and history of Eureka along the way.
Bayley Brown / Sunday, April 2 @ 2:58 p.m. / Documentary
Photo: Andrew Goff
Now we know what it takes to wake up the kid in the back of the room in civics class. It takes a contentious election and an uneasy feeling about an uncertain future.
KHUM's new monthly documentary series produced and hosted by Bayley Brown and Chuck Rogers looks to chronicle topics relevant to Humboldt County. We'll take on issues like immigration, the environment, renewable energy, civil rights, health care, the marijuana industry, racism, and many more. Added value: we plan to outlive the Trump administration.
We open with an episode exploring the exponential increase in activism following the recent election cycle. Bayley and Chuck talk with Congressman Jared Huffman about record attendance at his recent Humboldt town hall and attendees Ross Taylor and Scott Harris. We also hear from Lorna Bryant from the NAACP about the large turnout at the MLK march and Johanna Nagan of Arcata who was motivated to go to the Women's March in DC. This is not just a view from the left, we also get a perspective of the political times from the Chairman of the Humboldt County Republican Party and Political Science Professor at College of the Redwoods John Schutt. To answer the question about why there's an increase in activism we go to a local psychologist, Dr. Jennifer Taylor, to find out what motivates individuals that were never involved before to become active now.
The first episode in the series will air Wednesday April 5 at 8:30 AM & 6 PM, Saturday April 8 at noon, and Sunday April 9 at 5 PM. Here it in the player below.
This program is being generously sponsored by Mr. Fish.
Photo contributed by Johanna Nagan
Bayley Brown / Saturday, April 1 @ 11:20 a.m. / Education
From left to right: Slate, Jalena, Emma, and Kaley
Earlier this week four wonderful Redwood Coast Montessori students came in to talk about their April Fool's Day Trivia Follies competition happening tonight at the D Street Neighborhood Center in Arcata from 7 till 9PM.
Form a team and come support their annual trip to the Montessori Model United Nations!
Cliff Berkowitz / Thursday, March 30 @ 8:55 a.m. / Theater
This morning I had the pleasure of talking to two of the young people involved in the production of "Singin' In The Rain" Nick Borden and Mira O'Barr (left to right) are both in the play which has been in rehearsal since January. This well known musical will be performed only 6 time over the course of the next two weekends. This production is being put on by the Arcata Arts Institute on the campus of Arcata High School in the new Fine Arts Center. Tickets available at Wildberries Marketplace and on line at Brownpapertickets.com