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Thursday, July 28, 2016
HUMBOLDT COUNTY, CALIFORNIA

Writing Workshop at Westhaven Center for the Arts

Bayley Brown / Thursday, June 2 @ 4:26 p.m. / Community

Bestselling author and Huffington Post blogger Karen Chilton (K.C.) Wilder is the writer-in-residence at the Westhaven Center for the Arts.  She's holding a writing workshop there for four consecutive Thursday evenings from 6 until 8PM.  It's $50 for the series and $15 to drop in.  Proceeds go back to the non-profit Westhaven Center for the Arts.  

Karen came by to talk about the workshop series and some of the other things that the Westhaven Center for the Arts does.  

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Karen is super happy and ready for the interview!



Youth Expo This Weekend

Cliff Berkowitz / Thursday, June 2 @ 8:47 a.m. / Event

This morning I spoke with Susie Hushley and Lee O'Riley about the Youth Expo coming up this weekend at Redwood Acres. Saturday from 12pm - 5pm and Sunday 12pm - 4pm. It is free and open to the public. There will be live music, great food, and a chance to see some of what the students have created, and in some cases the items are available for purchase.

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Herstory: A Performance Celebrating Healthy Relationships

Bayley Brown / Wednesday, June 1 @ 2:55 p.m. / Community

Left to right: Anne, Emilia, Zafiria, and Jenny

Friday check out HerH̶i̶story at 7PM the Bayside Grange, located at 2297 Jacoby Creek Road.   

Second year Dell'Arte International MFA students Jenny Lamb,Emilia Björk, Zafiria Dimitropoulou, and Anne Kjær Wæhrens paired up with Humboldt Domestic Violence Services to create a production raising awareness about intimate partner violence and how we can break free.  Start a conversation and change the world!  

It's a suggested $10 donation, which goes straight to Humboldt Domestic Violence Services.  

If you need help HDVS is available 24/7 at 707-443-6042 or toll free at 1-866-668-6543.

If you are interested in volunteering with HDVS call 707-444-9255, visit http://hdvs.org, or Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/HumboldtDVS

The ladies came on to talk about the production, working with HDVS, and perform a song used in the performance "Freedom and Love".  

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The 48th Kinetic Grand Championship

Cliff Berkowitz / Tuesday, May 31 @ 10:10 a.m. / Event

To say it was a glorious race this year would be an understatement. 3 grueling but fun days, 39 kinetic sculptures and thousands of people bearing witness to the biggest free to the public event in Humboldt County.

I would like to personally thank our crew of reporters who worked tirelessly bringing live reports of the goings on all over the course all weekend long. They did this with our numbers stretched thin. 5 of our reporters out with illness! Also thank you to Larry and Lyndsey for doing such a great job in the booth coordinating all those calls from the field.

Also thank you to Andrew Goff and the LoCo crew for doing an amazing job chronicling this spectral as it went on. See all the results of the race and relive the moments on the LoCo Kinetic Section.



Trails Summit June 4th

Cliff Berkowitz / Tuesday, May 24 @ noon / Trails

This morning Emily and I spoke with Natalie Arroyo, representing the Humboldt Trails Council and Hank Seemann, Deputy Director, Humboldt County Public Works about the upcoming Trails Summit. It will take place at the Wharfinger Building in Eureka on June 4th.

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New Rutabaga Queen Crowned!

Cliff Berkowitz / Sunday, May 22 @ 12:25 a.m. / Event

Last night the Arcata Community Center was the place to be as one of the biggest crowds in Rutabaga Ball history watched 7 talented contestants vie for the crown and to be named Rutabaga Queen 2016. After the 3 rounds of Ball Gown with a Question and Answer, performing a "Water Crossing (it takes creativity) on stage, and the "talent" portion, the winner this year was crowned. Poison Candy is our Rutabaga Queen 2016. She also ran last year and served as Princess. This year, she took it all.

This was truly one of the largest field of contestants, and one of the most talented as well. Everyone of the contestands upped the ante from previous years. The full list of contestants in addition to Poison Candy were:

Lady Lasagna of Lunch In-Shire (who was named the runner up this year)

April Shower

Sparkle Lumina

Mr. Moustachio

Venus Verde

Baron Von Snooze

After the contest, I grabbed a quick interview with our new Rutabaga Queen backstage. She was joined briefly by the 2015 Rutabaga Queen, Gloria Kinetica pictured here handing Poison Candy the crown. Picture courtesy of Eli Rohl. Queen Poison Candy and her court of Rutabaga Princesses will preside over the Kinetic Sculpture Race next weekend and will represent Kinetic Universe all year long.

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Boat Safety Week Begins!

Cliff Berkowitz / Friday, May 20 @ 9:14 a.m. / Safety

This morning I spoke with Bridget Hand of Center Activities at HSU and the Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center. Today is "Wear your PFD to Work Day" to help call attention to the fact that it is National Boat Safety Week. Bridgit also reminded us that there will be Kayak and Stand Up Paddleboard demos among other things taking place tomorrow at the Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center throughout the day. For more information and to reserve your space call the aquatic center at 707-443-4222.

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