Monday, February 21, 2011

Banner Hung Across Hwy. 101 at Richardson Grove

People were gathering for a rally in Garberville at noon, when word came of an action starting at Richardson Grove. So everyone got in their cars and moved the rally to Highway 101, where two climbers were sitting in a tree with a large banner stretched across the highway. At least sixty Richardson Grove supporters were there, holding signs and waving to passing vehicles. The banner said " NO ROAD WIDENING. CALTRANS LIES RUINS OUR LIVES." After I left, I heard that calls were coming in that said there were about 20 California Highway Patrol vehicles sitting just south of the grove, with two officers in each vehicle.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Rally for Richardson Grove in SoHum on Monday

RALLY To Stop Highway Expansion Through Richardson Grove This Monday!

Richardson Grove Action Now invites all to a rally on Monday, February 21st, to stop the highway expansion through Richardson Grove State Park. Expose CalTrans' lies and misinformation campaign!

Monday's rally will begin at noon in the Garberville Town Square.

Bring anything you want to express yourself!

Resist Invasion!

For more info contact Richardson Grove Action Now, call
(707) 602-7551 or email

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Trainings Done at Action Camp, as RGAN Gears Up

Richardson Grove Action Now! just concluded an action camp at Richardson Grove State Park. There were direct action trainings and meetings to plan for future actions. Much was accomplished and enthusiasm was high following the rally and arrests on Feb. 7, which got a large amount of media coverage. The weather was nice and sunny on the weekend, but was rainy for the last half of camp.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Richardson Grove Action Camp

From Richardson Grove Action Now:

Richardson Grove ACTION CAMP begins Sat, Feb 12

Richardson Grove Action Now will be hosting an Action Camp in Southern Humboldt, beginning this Saturday, Feb 12th and going until Tuesday, Feb 15th.

Bring a friend!

Train and prepare for Direct Action to STOP the highway expansion through Richardson Grove!

Bring gear and food if you can.

Flier and handbill:

The camp needs donations* of Funds, Food, Firewood, Tents, AA and AAA Batteries, and Warm Stuff (sleeping bags, hats, etc)!!
You can bring donations to the camp
or drop them off at PARC in Eureka
or drop them off at the Used Bookstore in Garberville

We will be setting up on Friday night and could use help. We will also need help in the kitchen throughout the duration of the camp.

There will be meeting places for ridesharing to the camp every day:

Northern Humboldt Rideshare
9:30am - Arcata Corp-Op Kiosk (Arcata)
10:10am - Parking Lot between Walgreen's and Eureka Natural Foods (Eureka)

Southern Humboldt Rideshare
10:30am - Used Bookstore (Garberville)

Please refrain from bringing alcohol to camp.

*Some other things we always need:
Olive Oil

Location For Camp To Be Announced any moment now!!

For more info, call Richardson Grove Action Now: (707) 602-7551,

Tuesday, February 08, 2011

One Demand: Cancel the Plan

Some more video that I took yesterday at the CalTrans protest.

12 Arrested at CalTrans Protest

Redheaded Blackbelt has some exclusive photos taken inside of CalTrans, of the police cutting the lockboxes. To see them click here.

Police deny the use of tasers, but it sure looked to me like they used them and I talked to a protester who showed me where he was tased on his back. A discussion about it can be found at the Humboldt Herald blog.

Here is a video of mine:

Monday, February 07, 2011

CalTrans Occupation Going on Now!

Six protesters are locked together in metal pipes in the CalTrans lobby, surrounded by dozens of supporters. The lobby has been occupied by protesters for about three hours.

Protest Bike Ride to CalTrans

Protesters are on their way to the noon protest for Richardson Grove at CalTrans. One of the flyers is causing a stir at the Humboldt Herald.