Dunt Ta Da Da—Supermoon!

For unto us, tomorrow at sunset, a supermoon will rise in the east and it shall be beautiful (though probably unseen because of the storm currently rolling over the North Coast.) On the evening of Saturday, March 19th, the biggest moon in almost twenty years will rise over our Yolla Bolly mountains. As Science News says, The best time to

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Small Towns

  Lisa Moorehouse and I did a radio piece on Garberville in January for her series on New Harvest: The Future of Small Towns.  Tomorrow she has another piece coming out on the California Report–these are extraordinary pieces.  Each one is given a relatively long time to develop and explore each subject.  Tomorrow’s will be on Avenal, a Central Valley

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Radiation Levels Rise as Disaster Reaches One Week Anniversary

The photo above is from Times’ Pictures of Japan Devastation. Beautifully done but it does have some closeups of bodies which are appropriate but can disturb some people. Here’s a helicopter ride around the Fukushima power plant.  This one is a bit horrifying so think before you click. As my son said, “Well, Mom, that’s not healthy looking…” Japan struggles

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Kettenpom Murders Linked to Marijuana

The Kristine Constantino residence where the double murder occurred showed “evidence of a marijuana operation ” according to the Trinity County Sheriff’s Dept. which sent the following Press Release: (see earlier posts here and here) On March 13, 2011 at approximately 4:45 pm the Trinity County Sheriff’s Office Dispatch Center received a phone call from Humboldt CHP Dispatch regarding a

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We Love Sky. Please Put Him Up for People to Remember…" Victim of Double Murder in Kettenpom Memorial

Sky and Kristine–summer of 2010 along the Rogue River. ” We love sky please put him up for people to remember his warm character” accompanied these photos in my email.  So this post is for Christopher Sky Richardson who was brutally murdered Sunday, March 13th. But this post is to celebrate his life.  If anyone wants to send pictures, I’ll

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One of the Victims Identified in the Kettenpom Double Murders+Photos and Accounts

Photo of accused murderer Tomas “Mas” Pitagoras Gouverneur UPDATE: Tomas Gouverneur’s toxicology report shows no drug or alcohol use. This was cropped from one with his fiance and was taken about three weeks ago according to friends. ” How could he have been bearded at the time of the attacks?” they ask. The double murder in Kettenpom and the brutal

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Images from Japan's Disaster

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lBXqiw6EJUk&feature=youtu.be] Update 9:47 am: Rachel Madow’s very clear explanation last night of what is happening and how it compares to past nuclear accident. [This is a HIGHLY RECOMMENDED LINK!] Update 9:30 am: For some very calming information particularly in regards to use of iodine, go here to the California Dept. of Public Health’s response to the current crisis. Update 8:55

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Fukushima Nuclear Plant Workers May Have to Sacrifice Their Lives

Update: Helicopter crews risked their health by dropping water into the number 4 reactor.  When they hovered to drop the water, they were exposed to high levels of radiation. But the dump was abandoned. This photo was taken in 2002 inside one of Fukushima’s reactors.  Today, CNN is reporting that, Robert Alvarez, senior scholar at the Institute for Policy Studies,

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