INNERSECTION movie premiere

Thanks to Greenhouse Boardshop, we are blessed with another radical surf movie extravaganza at the Arcata Theater Lounge, TONIGHT, Friday the 26, at 7 pm.


Come check out Innersection, a Taylor Steele movie. Surfer created. View selected. Ocean inspired.


This is a benefit for Surfrider Humboldt and the Arcata Skate Park Phase II!


And oh yes, there will be a raffle. Oh yes.


Rally Tuesday at Eureka Courthouse against Navy’s 5-year Warfare Testing

There will be a rally at the Eureka Courthouse on Tuesday, Nov. 23 at Noon to oppose the U.S. Navy’s 5-year warfare testing and protest of the permit issued by NOAA which violates current environmental protections.

For more information, check out Agriculture Defense Coalition.

Arcata Makes A Motion to Ban Plastic Bags!

Great movement in Arcata!

Last night at the Arcata City Council meeting a motion was made to affirm support for the concept of a local plastic bag ban and the city staff was directed to work with Humboldt Waste Management Authority (HWMA) to develop an ordinance and EIR. If HWMA is not timely enough (meaning in the first few months of next year), Arcata wants to take the issue up again and move forward on their own.

Here is an article in today’s Times-Standard about last night’s meeting.

Some quotes and comments from last night:

Councilmember Shane Brinton: “I see this as an opportunity for Arcata to be a regional leader in a way that we are known to be and that we should continue to be.” Continue reading

“Plastic State Of Mind”

TONIGHT! Come to the Arcata City Council meeting to support a local single-use plastic bag ban! The Council will be discussion the current state of their consideration. The meeting starts at 6:00 p.m. and because there is not much on the agenda, we recommend coming at the beginning.


Along the same lines, check out this new video! This is a great contribution to the cause of reducing our disposable plastic footprint.

Los Angeles County Bans Plastic Bags

By Associated Press
Tuesday, November 16, 2010 – Added 1 hour ago

LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles County has voted to ban stores from using single-use plastic bags.

County supervisors approved the measure Tuesday in hopes of preventing billions of bags from polluting neighborhoods and waterways.

The ordinance bans stores from giving customers single-use plastic bags and would require them to charge 10 cents for each paper bag beginning next year.

Supporters clapped and cheered the decision. Opponents, however, say they are concerned that jobs will be lost and residents in poorer neighborhoods will struggle with fees for paper and reusable bags.

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Three artists show works of surfers and waves

Three artists show works of surfers and waves

The Times-Standard
Posted: 11/12/2010 06:41:23 AM PST


EUREKA — “Upwelling,” an art show featuring current works by Shawn Griggs, Spencer Reynolds and Matt Beard, is on display through Jan. 12 at Eureka Art and Frame Co., 1636 F St.

A reception for the artists will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, and features live music by Likwefi. Continue reading

Grocery bag bill drew heavy out-of-state lobbying

By Susan Ferriss
Published: Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2010 – 12:00 am | Page 3A
Last Modified: Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2010 – 8:04 am

Out-of-state interests working to defeat a bill to ban plastic bags were among the top spenders on lobbying to influence California legislators’ votes this summer.

South Carolina-based plastic bag manufacturer, Hilex Poly Co., was the state’s second-biggest spender, paying about $1.08 million for lobbying activities between July 1 and Sept. 30.

Number four on the list was the Virginia-based American Chemistry Council, of which Hilex is a member.

Both Hilex and the council joined forces in a furious effort to defeat a bill that would have made California the first state to ban plastic grocery carry-out bags.

The chemistry council spent more than $942,000 on lobbying during this same period, according to the most recent reports filed with the California Secretary of State’s Office.

Together, the council and Hilex invested more than $2 million in lobbying just as legislators were ending their session this year on Aug. 31. Continue reading