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Summer Festival Guide

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High Art

High Art Sharon Letts | Josh Jackson    When I became pregnant with my daughter at 29, I sadly left the herb behind to be what I thought was a responsible and upstanding single mom.    At 13, my daughter was diagnosis with Fibromyalgia, an auto-immune system malady causing chronic pain and other debilitating complications. […]

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Our Lady Laurel Skyee

  Our Lady, Laurel Skyee


The Singer

The Singer – Linda Stansberry –   “I am actually, against all the odds, trying to make this my main income.” Blase Bonpane is more than a crooner, more than a father, more than a music teacher. He’s a Humboldt guy with a Humboldt style, and he wants to infuse your big day with some […]


Leon Villagomez

Leon Villagomez Interview by Linda Stansberry Photo by Anna Villagomez Leon Villagomez won’t let us sing his praises. When speaking about his work, he often says the “photographer should be invisible.” But all of the Humboldt Made members he’s photographed have glowing things to say about his work and his personality and, well, we think […]

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Interview with J Sun of Deep Groove Society

Interview with J Sun of Deep Groove Society   Interview by Jeri Vergil and Kiana Vigil-Gibbs  Photography by Jesse Rather Back in the day, Arcata had a club called Brew n’ Beats on the plaza. It was live. Anyone of that era remembers how their hearts dropped when they first saw the mural (by the […]

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Mendocino Art Center: The Heart of Art

Mendocino Art Center: The Heart of Art Written by Nathan Butler | Photo Contribution by the Mendocino Art Center   John F. Kennedy once said “if art is to nourish the roots of our culture, society must set the artist free to follow his vision wherever it takes him.” As a society how do we […]



Rio Dell’s ARTS ON THE AVENUE Because Art is Good For You By Benjamin Fordham If you like art, food, music, or the town of Rio Dell, you need to check out Arts on the Avenue, held on the second Saturday of every month in downtown Rio Dell. Put on by the Eagle Prairie Arts […]


Mycality Mushrooms

Mycality Mushrooms   Healthy Living Through Mushrooms By Stephanie Giles   A bulbous mushroom grows from a block of sawdust, sprouting what looks like a mane of white hair that seems to lay perfectly straight. Yes, it’s a mushroom, but take a bite and you will taste the salty tenderness of lobster. This is a Lions […]

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A New Humboldt Buzz

A New Humboldt Buzz     By Nathan Butler | Photo by Meghan Quintanilla     With the growing demand for local and sustainable food, Humboldt has found a brand new buzz. All-natural honey is now a local industry. The days of buying low-grade Chinese honey is over. One company leading the charge back to […]

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