Remember yesterday when KHUM was passing along reports of dendrophilia near the foot of the Samoa bridge in Eureka?
Photographer Christopher Annually sent these along this morning.
[H/T Nikki Leskinen]
Larry Trask / Tuesday, March 10 @ 12:29 p.m. / Cocktail
You could think of tonight's cocktail as a kinda sorta Manhattan variant, though I suppose a purist would quibble with that. In the chancellor, port stands in for the sweet vermouth and scotch for the rye. It's a tasty combination that, as a bonus, yields a cocktail of a gorgeous garnet red. It's classy with a capital K!
PS: You can substitute regular bitters if you don't have orange bitters. You should, though, consider adding orange bitters to your liquor cabinet. It's used in a lot of drinks and it does make a difference, however subtle.
- 2 ounces whiskey -- blended Scotch whisky
- 1 ounce ruby port
- 1/2 ounce vermouth -- French vermouth
- 2 dashes orange bitters
Stir well with cracked ice, then strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
Cliff Berkowitz / Tuesday, March 10 @ 9:52 a.m. / Transportation
This morning Emily and I spoke with Jeff Schwein of Green Dot Transportation Solutions and Charles Roecklein, City Engineer for Eureka. The south entry to Eureka was looked at in terms of safety and aesthetic. Various different solutions are being discussed at a public workshop tomorrow (Wednesday) starting at 5:30pm at the Wharfinger Building by the small boat basin in Eureka. The picture above is the creative vision of Local graphic artist Douglas Shrock.
Cliff Berkowitz / Saturday, March 7 @ 11:34 a.m. / Entertainment
Last night in front of a sell-out crowd at the Arcata Theater Lounge, history was made as Carlie Sharman became the first woman ever to win the Pun Off.
Women have made it to the final round before, including my wife, Amy Berkowitz, who did it twice, but never before in 23 previous contests has a woman won it.
The Pun Off started in the late 1970s and has been going on and off since, hence the "almost annual" description. To make the victory even sweeter, the Pun Off co-founders Lorna McLeod and Jeff Smoller competed this year (for the first time since the 90s).
Sharman beat out 11 other punsters in this round-robin contest of heavy wits. The final round was a best two out of three. The final categories were tough. They were, "The Periodic Table," "The Brain," and "Countries of Europe." I grabbed a brief interview with the winner just after her victory.
This year's event was a benefit for the Making Headway Center for brain injury recovery.
Mike Dronkers / Friday, March 6 @ 5:01 p.m. / In Studio
Nobody currently expresses the wild west coast like The Hill. Nobody. Catch them before the police do. Listen/download below to learn what kind of food they serve in the psych ward, and what Gram Parsons' bandmates did to his corpse.
Mike Dronkers / Friday, March 6 @ 3:48 p.m. / Crime
"Residents in the Island Mountain area are not happy with law enforcement as of three o'clock this afternoon," Klemetson said.
The picture she painted goes like this: Sheriffs are asking people to keep their eyes out and call law enforcement if the suspects are spotted. But when the suspects were apparently spotted "brandishing sticks" and law enforcement was called out, sheriffs were not feelin' it.
"Local residents were following them on foot and continued to track their movements. Meanwhile, Sheriff's officers were called. The deputies got to the scene and did speak with local residents at the New Harris General Store but the deputies did not contact the suspects.
Undersheriff Honsal reportedly said after speaking with the deputies that the deputies looked out along the long expansive ranchland and said that the suspects were about two and a half miles away and that the hike supposedly "was not worth just a field interview.""
Klemetson emphasized that the situation was dynamic and she'd be updating as more information became available.
Speaking of strange, is this Island mountain sign for real?
Cliff Berkowitz / Friday, March 6 @ 9:10 a.m. / Event
This morning I spoke with Marilyn Backman of Humdog about their Dog Expo coming up this sunday 10am till 4pm at Redwood Acres Fairgrounds. Come out and meet many different breeds of dogs, see many different exhibitions and meet with lots of different dog related vendors. There will be raffles and lots to see and do. A great event for dog lovers of all ages. Please leave your dogs at home.