Monday, April 28, 2008

Forest Defense Camp at Grizzly Creek on Friday

The Humboldt Forest Defenders Camp-out will begin Friday at Grizzly Creek Redwoods State Park. The park is located 17 miles east of Fortuna on Highway 36, between Carlotta and Bridgeville. Hwy. 36 is 20 miles south of Eureka.

Happenings: Forest Defense Skillshares - Discussions - Hikes (mellow + challenging) - Music - Story Telling - DIY Media - Swimming - Campfires - Games - Group Cookouts

We will be examining recent events in the Pacific Lumber bankruptcy and what the future may hold for the ancient forests of this region.

Free Event, please bring whatever food, funds or other supplies that you can.

Please bring your own camping gear, dishes/utensils.

contact info: (707) 502-0673

Ride sharing from the Arcata Co-op at noon. If you have a vehicle with room for riders, please stop by the Co-op market on I Street. If you need a ride meet at the Co-op kiosk.

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Roger Rodoni Dies in Car Crash

Second District Supervisor Roger Rodoni was killed this afternoon in a car accident on Highway 101, just north of Rio Dell. Besides being a Humboldt County Supervisor, Rodoni was a rancher and was a teacher for nine years. He was born in Scotia. He was on his way to a fundraiser for his reelection campaign when the crash occurred. A biography can be found on his campaign website. His opponent Estelle Fennel announced that she is suspending her campaign. In the comments section on Heraldo's blog it says there’s a statewide rule that if the incumbent dies within 60 days of the election, the vote won’t count and another election day must be set.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Video about Pacific Lumber Company

I ran across this video on the Justice through Jostle blog, and thought I would repost it here as it gives a good background on the problems with the Pacific Lumber Company.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Local Tree-sit on German TV

A German television crew visited the Fern Gully tree-sit in Freshwater last week and the footage was broadcast in Europe last Sunday. View it at:

Monday, April 14, 2008

Forest Defense Camp Set to Begin May 2

Humboldt Forest Defenders have announced that there will be a forest defense skillshare and camp in the redwoods. They are inviting old-timers and newcomers alike and plan to release more details soon. My understanding is that the camp will run from May 2 through May 9 and include hikes and discussions about Pacific Lumber's bankruptcy.

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

My Favorite Open Source Software

I have found it helpful to carry around computer applications on a USB flash drive. I thought I would share some of the apps that I like. Most important is the web browser. I like Portable Firefox best. Other portable browsers I have used are Opera, Avant, The World Browser, Pocket K-meleon, and Portable Sleipnir. For music I like the Foobar2000 MP3 player and Screamer radio. Portable RSSOwl is a good news reader. I also use Spider Player and Evil Player. For photo editing I use Picasa, Photoscape, and Fastone Viewer. For screen capture I use MWSnap. For launching apps I use P-Start, uStart. For video I use VLC media player. And all of the software mentioned above is free. My favorite sites for downloading portable apps are: The Portable Freeware Collection, Softpedia, and

foobar2000 audio player

Firefox 2

Monday, April 07, 2008

SF Chronicle Backs Marathon/MRC Plan

The San Francisco Chronicle today endorsed the Pacific Lumber reorganization plan put forward by Marathon Finance and Mendocino Redwood Company. The Chronicle joins the Times-Standard, EPIC, the Rio Dell City Council, Congressman Mike Thompson, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and others in supporting the MRC plan.

Thursday, April 03, 2008

Forest Defense Benefit Concert at HSU

Forest activists had a benefit concert tonight at the Kate Buchanan Room at Humboldt State University. Three bands performed: Kindred Spirits, Calamity Jane, and Moonsong.