Mike Dronkers / Today @ 11:37 a.m. / Coastal Currents
Eben Schwartz, Marine Debris Program Manager for the California Coastal Commission is our guest today to talk about the upcoming Coastal Cleanup Day, Saturday, Sept. 20.
From the North Coast Environmental Center:
Ever bought El Salvadorian food from some guys in a minivan? Been accused of swimming across a lake by the Burmese junta? Or read a book that happens to be Los Bagels-centric?
If so, you have at least one thing in common with Ozomatli, who were just on Upstage Live at the Van Duzer Theater.
Video will be coming in a few weeks, but here's the interview and performance.
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Cliff Berkowitz / Yesterday @ 9:03 a.m. / Trails
Emily and I talk about the transportation funding that was just announced to go to the Humboldt Bay Trail, Eureka Waterfront Trail and others including additional funding for more safe routes to school projects. Also Maureen McGarry talks about the R.S.V.P. program, volunteering and trail steward opportunities.
Mike Dronkers / Monday, Aug. 25 @ 4:16 p.m. / Upstage Live
UPDATE: All Upstage Live tickets are gone. Their live concert still has a few seats left.
Members of Ozo will be at Los Bagels meeting fans and signing autographs, and giving away swag.
Bay Area traffic slowed the band's bus and they will regretfully not make it to Los Bagels today.
One of the best bands you'll ever see will take questions and play live on KHUM tomorrow at 6:00 pm.
For almost 20 years, Ozomatli has somehow managed to pack extra energy and intention into each live show. Ask anyone who's seen Ozomatli. Seriously.
Special thanks to the Van Duzer team for their support of Upstage Live.
Cliff Berkowitz / Sunday, Aug. 24 @ 11:04 a.m. / Earthquake
As you likely know by how, a magnitude 6.1 earthquake struck this morning at about 3:20 AM approximately 6 miles southwest of the town of Napa, in the Bay Area. There are reports of serious damage, especially to some of the older buildings in downtown. As many as 89 people have been reported as injured, 3 critically. As of this posting, there are no reports of any fatalities.
My cousins Zach and Becky Berkowitz have lived in Napa for the past 35 years in a passive solar home on a vineyard. This morning I was able to get through on a land line to check in with them and make sure they were OK. Once their health and non-injured status was confirmed, I asked Becky if she could give me a first hand account of what the quake was like.
The event left their house in a shambles. Broken items everywhere, even their pellet stove moved across the room. There are cracks in the walls and foundation. I recored my conversation with my cousin, which is attached below.
Cliff Berkowitz / Tuesday, Aug. 19 @ 9:07 a.m. / Trails
Cliff and Emily talk with Karen Diemer about the fact that the California Transportation Commission staff has made
the recommendation that funding for the northern portion of the Bay Trail be funded from the Arcata Skate Park all the way to Bracut Center. The vote will take place tomorrow. If this goes through, it bodes well for future funding for the entire project.
Cliff Berkowitz / Saturday, Aug. 16 @ 12:22 p.m. / Event
Going on right now until 3pm today, there is a HUGE street fair in Arcata. 13th street between H and G Streets in are closed off and filled all kinds of local venders from Smokin Moses, Cypress Grove, Humboldt Hot Sauce and many more. All this for no charge as Wildberries celebrates their 20th anniversary.
Moments ago, Phil Ricord, owner of Wildberries just held the "Wild Wiener Walk" to honor the store mascot "Fred." Dachshunds of all shapes and sizes participated in the walk in which the oldest, longest and other attributes of these wiener dogs was celebrated.
Amy Berkowitz (my lovely wife) is broadcasting live from the fair directly across from Smokin Moses and right next to Ramones booths. Its a yummy place to be.
Aside from all the free food, there is live music all day long. Anyone even close to Arcata is encouraged to attend.