Jennifer Savage / Monday, April 15 @ 11:56 a.m. / Rural
Tips from the Manila bulletin board. If you also live in a place populated by tiny blood-eating pests, this may help you, too:
Home residents frequently create their own mosquito problems. Mosquitoes carry dog/cat heartworm disease and potentially other diseases, like the West Nile virus. Simple things can be done to reduce the number of mosquitoes in one’s yard by eliminating all standing water. Large amounts of mosquitoes can be generated around the home with only small amounts of water.Mosquitoes can have many generations in one year and in the heat of the summer they can go from egg to adult in about a week! Here is a list of common objects or places that hold standing water:
Humboldt County Superior Court Calendar: Today
No current incidents
Times-Standard Breaking: Release: Arkley Center for the Performing Arts to close for repairs
Huff Post: Butcher Feeds Marijuana to Pigs
Humboldt Batchelorette: I Don’t Like You
Arcata Eye: Homicide Victims Identified
From frequent Coastal Currents contributor Jennifer Savage:
For 25 years, volunteers for Honeydew Fire Company have worked to protect some of Humboldt’s most remote homes and wilderness. Filmmaker Sean Wilson chronicled the crew as part of his 2007 film, Where There’s Smoke. This Saturday, the company hosts its annual fundraiser, Roll on the Mattole, featuring tons of live music, a firefighters’ challenge, food, drink, crafts, a “growers’ Olympics” and a kid zone.
The musical line-up consists of San Diego’s eight-piece, Latin soul-flavored B-Side Players, Reno’s ska/rocksteady masters Keyser Soze, Mendo faves The Dirt Floor Band, singer-songwriter (and KHUM DJ) Lyndsey Battle, the always inspirational Lost Coast Marimbas, local guitar maker extraordinaire Bud Rogers, plus Blase Bonpane and NPK’s Tanner Speas.
Roll on the Mattole runs from noon till midnight. Admission is $25 adults, $20 students and seniors, and kids under 12 are free. The event takes place in the beautiful environs of the Mattole Grange between Honeydew and Petrolia. (Forecast is 69 degrees and sunny!)
And… I’ll be your emcee! So come on out to summer and say hi!
From friend of the LoCO, Terrence McNally:
One of the more amusing aspects about living in Arcata is watching folks attempt to negotiate the public-private property divide and the gray areas inside. That was fun during the Cypress Grove neighbor outrage over where the company would keep goats and most-recently during peoples’ “rights violations” about their ability to party on the Plaza for NYE. Also, I recognize that when we’re relaying conversations, we often sway the paraphrases to make it look like we were so smart during an exchange.
But this really did just happen.