April 16, 2010 | 1 Comment

Ocean news: bags, butts and whaling

L.A. Times says California Assemblymember Julia Brownley’s bill to ban single-use plastic bags goes too far. Thoughts?

Will Governer Schwarzeneggar sign a bill, just passed in the Senate, to ban cigarette smoking at California beaches?

Whale slaughter has more than quadrupled in the past 20 years. Is the latest debate a chance at ending the killing of whales or “a whaler’s dream”?

September 26, 2009 | 1 Comment

Humboldt Bay’s guiding forces – candidate forum

November, 2006, Samoa Beach

November, 2006, Samoa Beach (photo by Terrence McNally/Arcata Eye)

Humboldt Bay Harbor, Recreation and Conservation District Candidates Forum

Wednesday, Oct. 7 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Humboldt Area Foundation, 373 Indianola Road, Bayside

The Humboldt Bay Stewards will host a candidates’ forum for the upcoming November election of Bay District Commissioners.

This is an opportunity for the public to meet the 3rd and 4th districts Commissioner Candidates and listen to them discuss the issues and their positions. The League of Women Voters will conduct the forum.  All candidates will have the opportunity to answer each of the questions submitted from the audience.

Topics of particular interest to Surfrider members: Marina dredging, port development, water quality… others? Add in the comments.

October 29, 2008

Agate Beach – beware!

For those folks who like to watch Patrick’s Point from the overlook at Agate Beach, be aware that erosion has caused about three acres of the bluff to have “slumped down,” making the edge acutely unstable. The overlook at Agate Beach has once again been fenced off. Anyone behind the fence will receive a citation, according to State Park Ranger Javier Moraleswithout receiving a warning first.

So be careful. As in, don’t put yourself in danger.

Don’t say we didn’t warn you.

Thanks to Bill L. for the tip.