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.
Get your tickets now through Center Arts! It's $35 General Admission and $15 for Students.
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.
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).
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."
You can also read his and Head Coach Rob Smith's account in a Sports Illustrated article from last December here
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.
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.
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.
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.
Cliff Berkowitz / Wednesday, Sept. 7 @ 8:40 a.m. / Conspiracy
Recently Jack Duffy, an attorney in Dallas Texas, put out a book called "The Man From 2063." This is a work of fiction about a man who goes back in time to prevent the Kennedy assassination. And while a work of fiction, the book is filled with what Duffy considers very probable information based on Duffy's 40 years of research into the JFK assassination. During my conversation, Mr. Duffy goes into detail as to what his research shows as to what happened and who was involved. NOTE: Although this book is similar to Stephen King's "11/22/63" in the fact that they are both books about time travel to save JFK, the approach is quite different. Duffy has been working on this book for the past 10 years.
Cliff Berkowitz / Tuesday, Sept. 6 @ 9:11 a.m. / Trails
This morning Jessica Hall and I spoke with Emily Benvie Environmental Programs Manager for Arcata. We spoke about the recent Request for Bid that went out to all contractors to construct the next phase of The Bay Trail between Arcata and Eureka. This phase will go from Arcata to Bracut Center (about half way). Emily also outlined progress on other trails such as the Ridge Trail and other.