Toking Tourists and a Marijuana Museum Here in Humboldt

Bud with Grape Leaf Frequent Photo “You can hang a grow light in a SoCali basement as easily as in a Humboldt grow house, but you can’t replicate a redwood forest terroir in a concrete jungle.” HighlikeMe The excerpt above comes from an excellent post by the new Humboldt blogger Highlikeme.  In it s/he makes the argument that if Humboldt

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After the Storm

After the Storm Frequent Photo In the wake of  the storms that have poured much needed water over the North Coast, sunshine is a simple pleasure that I’m reveling in.  In the wake of the Haitian earthquake, one writer/photographer is reveling in a long list of simple pleasures.  AND she’s willing to pay for reading my list. (h/t Daily Vignette.)

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Missing Person

Jerry George Missing Person Report from the Sheriff’s Office The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a McKinleyville man who was reported missing late last week.  Last Friday a woman reported her boyfriend failed to return home.   The man, Jerry George, 29, had gone out to friends’ house the night before but never made it home.  Friends indicated he

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Welcome, Stranger: Is Humboldt Hospitable?

When the Back to the Landers showed up in Southern Humboldt thirty years ago, they were met with suspicion and hostility.  Today they are pillars of the community–starting health clinics (Redwoods Rural), gathering places (Mateel Community Center), and businesses (Garden of Beadin).  But some of us the old timers while married to them or good friends with them– deep down, 

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One Year's Supply of Food

Food: One Person, One Year With the earthquake and the possibility of large storms dropping unusual rainfall on us, I’ve been perusing my cupboards wondering if I have enough of the right stuff.  Most of us don’t have much food stored for emergencies but the LDS church encourages their members to put aside a years worth of supplies.  Here is

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