eureka: Holiday Gift Gallery by the Humboldt County, California, Woodworking Society
- 11/12/11 07:31 AM
Holiday Gift Gallery by the Humboldt County, California, Woodworking Society
The Third Annual Holiday Gift Gallery, presented by the Humboldt Woodworking Society opens with an auction of fine woodworking items at Almquist Lumber Company on Sunday, November 13 (1 - 4:30 pm) and runs through New Year’s Day.
The objective of this event is to provide an educational experience for woodworkers, particularly novices, in the marketing and sale of their works, and to provide education to the public about woodworking techniques, the properties of wood, and the benefits of using wood, especially locally grown and sustainably harvested wood, for making
eureka: Earth Science Day at the Natural History Museum, Arcata, California
- 11/11/11 03:25 AM
Earth Science Day at the Natural History Museum, Arcata, California, Saturday, November 12th, 2011 from 11AM to 3PM. Free admission!
Looking for a FREE outing with the kids and family?
On November 12th, 2011 from 11am to 3pm, Humboldt State University and the Geoscience Capstone Project will present their first Earth Science Day at the Natural History Museum located at 1315 G Street in Arcata.
There will be fun and educational booths focusing from the sky to the center of the earth.
Have you ever wondered why earthquakes happen and what causes them? We can help explain them
eureka: Veterans Day 5K Run/Walk at Humboldt State University, Arcata, California
- 11/09/11 09:13 AM
Veterans Day 5K Run/Walk at Humboldt State University, Arcata, Humboldt County, California!
The 5K Run/Walk will be hosted by the Veterans Enrollment and Transition Services Department in collaboration with the Student Veterans Association Club at Humboldt State University.
All proceeds raised will help to re-instate our outdoor program for student veterans at Humboldt State, which was lost due to lack of funding.
Registration/T-Shirt Pick-up: 9am
Opening Ceremony: 10amRun/Walk Start: 11am
Veterans and Service Members -$15.Non-Veterans -$20.“Fire team” discount (groups of 4) - $60 total Day of Race - $25
“Free Parking” available on campus day of event.
This will be an
eureka: Gifts from the Heart Auction, Eureka, Humboldt County, California
- 11/08/11 06:36 AM
Gifts from the Heart Auction, Eureka, Humboldt County, California.
KEET-TV, the North Coast’s public television station’s 'Gifts From The Heart Holiday Auction' fundraiser has begun!
The televised auction is one of the station’s largest fundraising events and is an important way for viewers to support the continued broadcast of educational and culturally enriching public television while doing their holiday shopping at the same time. When viewers purchase items and gift certificates during the auction, 100% of their purchase supports the commercial-free broadcast of programs such as Sesame Street, Antiques Roadshow, FRONTLINE, NOVA and local productions such as League of Women Voters
eureka: The problem of 'Non-Permitted' additions to your home
- 11/07/11 11:14 AM
Making an addition to your home without a permit (or purchasing a home that has a non-permitted addition) has many potential problems.
The biggest problem you may face with a "non-permitted" addition or improvement is that you might be required to obtain a permit.
When that event occurs several issues come into play:
1. Generally in this area, the permit fee will be 'double' the normal cost of the permit. Ouch, is right. Just check the current cost of a permit.
2. It may provide the building inspector the opportunity to have other issues in the home "brought up to code". Electrical, plumbing,
eureka: Thinking about buying Real Estate outside Humboldt County?
- 11/07/11 11:05 AM
Are you considering purchase real estate out of this area?
If so, contact me before you start your search! No, I am not going to sell you property in an area I am not familiar with. There are several things I can do to assist you how ever.
1. Research agents in the area that interests you.
2. Check the agent's license history at the Department of Real Estate.
3. Make sure an agent is available and has the time to properly assist you.
4. Make sure the agent is qualified in the area of real estate that interests you.
eureka: Are you Committed? To Selling?
- 11/07/11 10:53 AM
Buyers in this market want to see and feel the owners are committed to selling and moving!
There are many means to impress upon the buyers that the owner is serious. Some are obvious and some may not be. The better the impression you give to buyers, the better the chance you will receive an offer.
The home and property need to be neat and tidy.
Complete any necessary repairs.
Have the home available and ready for showings on reasonable notice.
Remove any items of a personal nature.
Make sure all areas of the home are easily accessable by potential buyers. Do not
eureka: Have you "Looked" at your Mail Box?
- 11/07/11 10:42 AM
When was the last time you 'really' looked at your mail box?
The buyers of your home may be looking for it!
Before listing your home for sale, take the time to 'check' your mailbox. It should be 'neat and tidy', it should be in a very visible location and the numbers should be LARGE and reflective and on BOTH sides of the mailbox (and also on the front if your mail box is located with other mailboxes)!
Buyers looking for your address may be watching the numbers on the mailboxes. Don't make it a big secret where your home is
eureka: "Date" your smoke detectors
- 11/07/11 10:23 AM
Stand alone smoke detectors (common in older homes) , that are not 'hard wired' into a security system or your homes electrical system, do not last for ever. When they quit working, they quit working without any warning in most cases. You are left without protection until the next time you do a battery check. And then you will wonder if the replacement battery is bad. That wastes more time.
When you purchase a new smoke detector, mark the date you purchased it with a 'black felt tip pen' on the unit near the battery location. Each time you change the batteries
eureka: Have you recently 'upgraded' your home?
- 11/07/11 10:13 AM
Recent upgrades to their home completed by a seller, in my opinion should be left off the MLS listing information sheet.
Why? The appraiser will refer to comments on the MLS sheet. If the underwriters note that recent work has been completed on the home, they may request a copy of the permits and may want the work inspected. If the work was not done with a permit (and a permit is not always required), the underwriters may request one be issued and that could involve a lot of additional expense. Or it could "kill" the deal.
In some cases in order
eureka: Adding a room to your Humboldt County Home? What about property taxes?
- 11/07/11 10:02 AM
Will you be adding a ‘new' room to your home (not remodeling an existing one) and you will be doing the work yourself?
If so, the question always comes up; "Will I only be assessed on the cost of materials reflected in the building permit?
In Humboldt County, California you will be assessed at the ‘market value' that you will be "adding" to the property.
Not necessarily the ‘cost' of materials and any labor involved.
In this market, that could be an advantage or a disadvantage.
In any case you have the right to appeal that assessment.
eureka: Locating Property Tax Information in Humboldt County, California
- 11/07/11 09:52 AM
The Humboldt County, California Assessors Office maintains a ‘Public Information Center' to assist taxpayers with questions about their property.
They also have information on property you may be considering purchasing.
The records available include property ownership information, assessed values, property characteristics, parcel maps and property tax information.
Property characteristics of a property you are considering purchasing may contain some 'enlighting' information.
The documents may be viewed or copied (for a fee).
eureka: Sellers and Personal Property
- 11/07/11 09:48 AM
I like to take a walk around the property with my sellers before listing the property. This gives me the opportunity to discuss the concept of "All Personal Property shall be removed". I advise them that the buyers will have different tastes and needs them they do.
The old swing set or the swing hanging from a tree needs to go. Empty out the storage shed and do not leave anything. Give the potted plants away. The stack of old bricks needs to go. Everything not attached needs to be removed.
If it is gone it will not create an issue,
eureka: A kitchen remodeling idea
- 11/07/11 09:35 AM
If your are planning a remodel of your kitchen that will include the addition of a large pantry, consider a "pass thru" opening from the pantry to the kitchen. The "pass thru" would need to be just above a kitchen counter to be useful.
By having a "pass thru" opening 12 inches by 12 inches or larger (a larger opening would allow small kitchen appliances to be 'passed- thru' that could then be stored in the pantry instead of the kitchen), located just above the kitchen counter surface, you would be able to select items in the pantry and not have
eureka: Chamber Players of the Redwoods, Humboldt County, California
- 11/06/11 04:17 AM
Chamber Players of the Redwoods, a county–wide chamber musician's alliance, will present two North Coast chamber music ensembles performing works by Beethoven. Karl Reinecke and Gordon Jacob on Sunday November 6, 2011 at 2 pm in The Morris Graves Museum of Art, 636 F St. in Eureka, California.
Trillium, a trio featuring Eureka Symphony members Karen Sack, clarinet, and Sherry Hansen, viola, with Fortuna’s versatile pianist Dana Christen, will appear first on the program, performing British composer Gordon Jacob’s Trio followed by the Moderato movement from Carl Reinecke’s late romantic masterwork, Trio in A.
Following intermission,Friends of Mozart, a quintet featuring chamber pianist
eureka: Fourth Annual Strangebrew Beerfest for the Eureka Theater
- 11/05/11 09:05 AM
Fourth Annual Strangebrew Beerfest for the Eureka Theater Restoration Project Saturday, November 5th, 2011 from 6:00 to 9:30 PM at the Eureka Theater, Humboldt County, California!
Featuring beers from local and out-of-town brewers. Music by Don’s Neighbors and Sumbitch, beer games, costumes, prizes.
In past years, local Brew Masters have concocted strange and delicious whiskey barrel aged beers, vegetable/fruit/herb/plant ales and multi-yeast and bacteria fermented one-of-a-kind delicious beverages.
Taste our 2011 Strange Brews.
Beer games including ‘Cornhole’ and ‘Beer-Pong’, movie shorts and music all as a benefit for the continuing restoration of the historic Eureka Theater.
Only 400 tickets
eureka: They Might Be Giants at Humboldt State University, Arcata, California
- 11/04/11 09:04 AM
They Might Be Giants at Humboldt State University, Arcata, California.
CenterArts presents They Might Be Giants with special guest Jonathan Coulton on Friday, November 11, 2011 at 8 p.m. in the Van Duzer Theatre.
Brooklyn’s alternative rock pioneers They Might Be Giants barn-storming live act returns with a brand new show.
Spirits will be high as the band celebrates the release of their brand new 18-song album Join Us and their 30th year of uninterrupted rocking. As always, They Might Be Giants boundless energy and arresting melodies will engage all.
They Might Be Giants began as a key part
eureka: Paths to Prosperity Fundraiser in Arcata, Humboldt County, California
- 11/03/11 09:14 AM
Paths to Prosperity Fundraiser in Arcata, Humboldt County, California.
Jeff DeMark and the LaPatinas, NightHawk, and SoHum Girls will perform for a fund-raising event to support "Paths 2 Prosperity" on Saturday, November 5 at 7:30 p.m. at the Arcata Playhouse.
These local musicians are all performing for a local cause: Paths 2 Prosperity, the youth financial education and workforce training program, presented by the local non-profit, Consumer Credit Counseling Service.
The program is designed to give youth an opportunity to develop money management skills that will last a lifetime.
Says CCCS Program Director, Rosie Wentworth, “What better way to bring
eureka: Pink Martini at Humboldt State University, Arcata, California
- 11/02/11 05:06 AM
'CenterArts' presents Pink Martini on Saturday, November 5, 2011 at 8 p.m. in the Van Duzer Theatre, Humboldt State University, Arcata, California.
With an eclectic set-list featuring songs sung in French, Croatian, Japanese, Spanish, Portuguese, and Italian, the 12-piece mini-orchestra Pink Martini performs its romantic, multilingual repertoire on the world’s most respected concert stages.
“Pink Martini is like a romantic Hollywood musical of the 1940s or ‘50s…but with a global perspective which is modern,” says founder Thomas Lauderdale. “We bring melodies and rhythms from different parts of the world together to create something new, exciting and beautiful.”
eureka: Native American Heritage Month at the Humboldt County, California Library
- 11/01/11 03:52 AM
In celebration of Native American Heritage Month, the Humboldt County Library and U.S. Forest Service co-sponsor a month-long series of films produced by and about Native Americans.
The November schedule of Tuesday night film screenings are as follows:
November 1: Tell Them Willie Boy is Here (1969)
November 8: Pow Wow Highway (1989)
November 15: Frozen River (2008)
November 29: Smoke Signals (1998)
The film screenings begin at 6:30 p.m. at the Eureka Main Library, 1313 3rd St, Eureka, CA, beginning with a brief introduction by Mike Turek, Tribal Relations Program Manager for Six Rivers National Forest.
Each screening is open