Mike Dronkers / Tuesday, Sept. 16 @ 4:51 p.m. /
Mike Dronkers / Tuesday, Sept. 16 @ 11:11 a.m. /
These cheeky Brits, along with a cheeky Bob Ornelas, showed up in Ferndale today. Turns out, they're the Pacific Pedallers (sic), biking their way from the Canadian border to the Mexican border.
They're also raising money for the UK's version of Wounded Warrior, Help For Heroes and to help fight Alzheimers and dementia.
Follow the Pacific Pedallers on Twitter here.
Good luck, British homies!
Cliff Berkowitz / Tuesday, Sept. 16 @ 10:06 a.m. / Trails
The 3 foot passing law that was passed earlier this year, went into effect today adding a new layer of safety to all bike commuters. We also talked about SB1151, a bill that is now on the Governor's desk waiting to be signed. The law would increase traffic fines in school zones. Most of the time today was spent with Carol Van der Meer of Friends of the Dunes about all the various trail opportunities that exist in the Manila Dunes.
Larry Trask / Tuesday, Sept. 16 @ 12:01 a.m. /
Tonight's cocktail, which we have stupidly named the "AppleVodTini A La Blue Lake" comes to us from dear friends who live, not surprisingly, in the beautiful city of Blue Lake, CA. Most of the ingredients come from their very backyard, but, inasmuch as they probably don't want us tramping through their yard at all hours of the day and night, just source the ingredients as best you can. The more local, the better, obviously.
Humboldt County vodka
Fresh pressed apple cider
Colorful flower (for garnish)
Combine the ingredients above however you'd like. Me, I'd use a shaker, but whatever. Pour in glass, garnish with a flower, drink and thank your lucky stars you live in Humboldt.
Mike Dronkers / Monday, Sept. 15 @ 12:18 p.m. /
College of the Redwoods will present a performance by visiting writer Taylor Mali on Friday, Sept. 19 at the CR Performing Arts Theater. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the reading will begin at 7:00 p.m. There is a suggested donation of $5.00 for students (with student ID) and $10.00 for general admission.
Taylor Mali is one of the most well-known poets to have emerged from the poetry slam movement and one of the few people in the world to have no job other than that of poet. The Taylor Mali style is an incandescent mix of the belly laugh and the quiet hush of subtle insight. The New York Times says "Taylor Mali is a ranting comic showman and literary provocateur…"
Mike Dronkers / Monday, Sept. 15 @ 10:59 a.m. / Ocean
"Southern California Seafoods offloaded about 280,000 pounds last night and we expect to do more than that each night."
-- Jeff Huffman, Eureka Dock Manager, Wild Planet
Huffman said the squid haul was so substantial that they had trouble locating adequate transportation and ice, and are bringing in ice from Crescent City. Huffman said the squid boats would be in Humboldt for two to three weeks.
Get down to the docks and get a whiff.
Mike Dronkers / Monday, Sept. 15 @ 10:31 a.m. / Music
Well, that came out pretty good.