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The Important Places and Where They Lead You

It’s Never Too Late to Go Back   Award-Winning **VIDEO** Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel       Forest Woodward is at that stage where parents begin to slow. It’s the place where all kinds of earthly, unwanted reminders drift above the horizon to change our view of things forever. “The year Dad turned 70,” he [...]

Still Life: Deep into the Depths

    Diving Free   Award-Winning **VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     “Still” dives into the life of Carlos Eyles and his ocean philosophy.  We are very much aware of our environment on land– yet very much is still unknown about the body that encompasses over 70% of earth:  our oceans. Eyles, a [...]

The Art of Balance

    Stacking Rocks: ‘Everything Happen for a Reason’   Award-Winning **VIDEO**     Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     Stone sculptures aren’t unusual in beach communities. Almost anyone who has spent time around rocky shores has seen large boulders and bits of driftwood stacked up, some deliberately poised on just a single point.  It’s [...]

Kid Dynamite

    ‘Vote for Pedro’ Talent Show   **VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     If you’re a fan of Napoleon Dynamite, you will love this little video. It’s been 11 years since Napoleon Dynamite came out, or as brothers Diego and Marco Rueda put it — “it’s super old.”  Yet it’s nice to [...]

Me and Bobby McGee

    Pearl:  Janis Joplin (1943-1970)   **VIRAL VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     Janis Joplin brought her powerful, bluesy voice from Texas to San Francisco’s psychedelic scene, where she went from drifter to superstar. It was a liberating move for the lonely and out-of-place Janis, who always felt like she was a [...]

The Pigeon Kings of Brooklyn

  Birds of a Feather Do Flock Together   Award-Winning **VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     Take a moment to look up from the busy streets of New York City. You might glimpse a flock of purebred pigeons swooping in circles around abandoned tenement buildings of the Big Apple.  They’re there for a reason.  [...]

The Great Freshwater $5 Sunday Breakfast

02 May 2015

  Cakes ‘n Eggs ‘n Maple Syrup For Sunday:   May 3, 8-11 am   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     Wake up and smell the coffee. The Freshwater Grange volunteers are hosting their fresh hot pancakes and real scrambled egg breakfast with all the fixin’s again this Sunday. There’s breakfast, conversation and all the [...]

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From Battlefields to Farmfields

02 May 2015

    Turning Swords to Ploughshares   Free Film Showing: Humboldt Grange, Sunday, May 3 at 6:30 pm 5845 Humboldt Hill Road, Eureka   **VIDEO CLIP**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     Ground Operations: Battlefield to Farmfield, is a documentary about hope and change.   When it comes to veterans, we’re used to hearing bad news [...]

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Falling from Everest

29 April 2015

  After the Avalanche   **VIDEO**   Elia Saikaly Humboldt Sentinel     Imagine a 1,500 ft tidal wave of snow, rock and debris headed straight towards you. This was our reality on April 25th, 2015 at Mt. Everest basecamp when a 7.8 magnitude earthquake triggered a massive avalanche and claimed 16 lives and critically [...]

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You Can’t Run From Mama

29 April 2015

    The Baltimore ‘Angry Mother’ Viral Video   **VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     Nothing like being sent home by your angry Mom– on national TV. This mother didn’t take kindly to her son participating in the Baltimore protests and riots happening in response to the death of Freddie Gray.  She recognized her masked son [...]

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The Unusual View From Atacama

28 April 2015

    Unlocking the Origins of the Cosmos   **VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel   Chile’s Atacama Desert, home of the massive Atacama Large Millimeter Array (ALMA) telescopes, is a place on Earth that resembles Mars most closely. It’s a very dry place with a pristine air quality, having no atmospheric distortions of heat or artificial [...]

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Humboldt Made

28 April 2015

A Bumbling Report   **VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     ‘Anchorman’ Rick St. Charles bumbles his way through this special report on Humboldt Made, the organization founded to help promote products which– you guessed it– are made in Humboldt County. Humboldt Made’s mission is to pitch the local economy by helping local businesses expand beyond the [...]

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‘Smart’ Techno-Tots and their Tablets

27 April 2015

    What Will Our New Generation of Wired-In Babies Bring?   Award-Winning **VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     And you thought you were keeping up with the times and technology?  Move over.  Toddlers have become more comfortable and adept than ever using smartphones and tablets, the Washington Times reports. A new medical study reveals that the [...]

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How Electric Light Changed the Night

25 April 2015

    –And How It Changes Us   PBS/KQED **VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     Before the dawn of electric light in the early 20th century, humans mostly took cues from the Sun to determine when to sleep and when to stay awake. Now, however, our exposure to artificial light sources is nearly [...]

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The Last Seltzer Works

22 April 2015

  ‘Good Seltzer Should Hurt’   **VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     It’s the end of the era. In the early 1900s, thousands of seltzer deliverymen criss-crossed the nation, schlepping heavy glass bottles full of fizzy water to the doorsteps of millions of thirsty customers. Today, with only a handful of seltzer works [...]

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The Sunny Side of Mr. Creo

21 April 2015

  Soldier, Athlete, Artist: at 90   **VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     ‘I’m losing a little, but I’m using everything I’ve got,’ says the 90-year-old artist Leonard Creo, for whom old age means working harder to achieve less than what he was used to doing before. But all that effort is still an [...]

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Planting One Million Trees

21 April 2015

  From Roots to Shoots: Creating Change in a Tough Environment   **VIDEO**   Jonah Kessel JonahKessel.com     In a country full of rumors, scandals and negative news, it’s nice to see something positive for once. In my time in China, I’ve watched many NGOs attempt to make change in their communities.  While some [...]

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The Day Elvis Presley Met Richard Nixon

20 April 2015

     The King Gets to Meet Tricky Dick   **VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     It all started in Memphis in 1970. Elvis’ father, Vernon, and wife, Priscilla, complained that he’d spent too much on Christmas presents—more than $100,000 for 32 handguns and ten Mercedes-Benzes. Peeved, Elvis drove to the airport and caught [...]

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You Can’t Always Get What You Want

20 April 2015

    You Get What You Need   Award-Winning **VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     “I have learned that only two things are necessary to keep one’s wife happy.  First, let her think she’s having her own way.  And second, let her have it.  …and every man has a right to a Saturday [...]

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Cave Digger

19 April 2015

    A Man, An Underground Obsession, and Art   **VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     For the past two decades, Ra Paulette has been making caves. Working alone with only the few tools he can carry on his back– a wheelbarrow, a pickaxe, and a shovel– he spends hours each day excavating [...]

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Kite Fighting

17 April 2015

    ‘Everyone Gets Their Strings Cut Here’   Award-Winning **VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel       “A kite is a victim you are sure of. You love it because it pulls gentle enough to call you master, strong enough to call you a fool; because it lives like a desperate trained falcon [...]

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Catching the Big Air of Life

16 April 2015

    Mr. Toots:  One Wicked Shredder   Award-Winning **VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel       Snowboarding is an activity that is very popular with people who do not feel that regular skiing is lethal enough. And Seb Toots makes it look easy.  Twisting a pipe, sliding a rail, sticking a triple cork or catching some [...]

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Inside the Mind of a Mad Inventor

15 April 2015

    A Mother of Invention …Minus the Necessity   Award-Winning **VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     “To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk.”   ~Thomas A. Edison    Meet Colin Furze. A happy blue-collar mad scientist from Lincolnshire, England, Furze tinkers in his garage turning his eccentric whims [...]

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No More Tears

14 April 2015

    The Kids’ Cover of Ozzy’s Classic Song   **VIRAL VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     When we last checked in on Aaron O’Keefe’s students, they were schooling musicians everywhere on how to cover Tool’s 46 & 2. This time around, O’Keefe, who teaches at Ohio’s Loveland Music Academy, Maineville Music Academy, and Lebanon [...]

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Porking Out at the Humboldt County Public Trough

12 April 2015

    Measure Z ‘Safety’ Monies At Risk for Misuse   **VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     Humboldt County officials called Measure Z — the countywide half-percent general sales tax on the November ballot — crucial to improving public safety services. Measure Z, also known as the Humboldt County Public Safety and Essential Services [...]

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The Raw Footage of the South Carolina Trooper Shooting

11 April 2015

    Warning:  Above Video is Graphic in Detail   **VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     If you haven’t seen the above video, you can’t understand just how great of a shock it is. An unarmed black man, stopped for a broken tail-light, is seen running away from a cop.  The cop, officer [...]

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The Eureka Theater Needs Your Help

09 April 2015

  Many Hands Make Light Work    …and a Great Theater!   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel         We Need You!   Love the Eureka Theater?   Interested in Volunteering?   The Eureka Theater is holding a volunteer mixer: Saturday, April 18th from 2 – 4 pm   Stop by the theater to [...]

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Five Throughout the World

08 April 2015

    Five Children, Their Families and Their Faith   Award-Winning Short **VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     There’s nothing quite like the open, trusting faith of a child. Five children, five religions, and in almost five minutes, this film takes us from the mundane to the sublime, from the chaotic to the [...]

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The Sun Like You’ve Never Seen It Before

07 April 2015

    Rare Images from the Solar Dynamics Observatory Spacecraft   Award-Winning **VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     “Billions of years from now our sun, by then a distended red giant star, will have reduced our Earth to a charred cinder. But the Voyager record will still be largely intact, in some other [...]

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A Dark Horse in the Race

06 April 2015

    Mitch Medford’s Electric Quest to Shatter 170+ MPH   Award-Winning **VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     Move over.  It ain’t your parent’s Prius game anymore. Mitch Medford is on a quest, determined to redefine vintage performance cars forever.  Driven by his passion for speed and love of technology, Mitch wants to [...]

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George’s Boots

04 April 2015

    An American Business in Search of a Successor   Award-Winning **VIDEO**   Andrew FarmRun.com     Wisdom and hard work are not easy to come by. It is an enigmatic phenomenon, towards whose qualities we all aspire.  George Ziermann is an indescribably wise man, and he would like to sell you his business.  [...]

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The Face of Altruism

03 April 2015

    Perfect Strangers, Perfect Kindness   Award-Winning **Video Trailer**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     Perfect Strangers is a documentary telling the very real and touching story of two unique and engaging people who care.   One is Ellie Edwards, who embarks on an unpredictably altruistic journey of twists and turns, determined to give [...]

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Governor Brown Orders Historic 25% Water Cuts

02 April 2015

    California’s Extreme Drought Calls for Extreme Measures   **PBS VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     It’s not looking good as the Golden State’s water situation goes from bad to worse. Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday ordered the first mandatory water cutbacks in California history, a directive that will affect cities and towns statewide. Suffering [...]

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The Amazing Transformation of Dr. Kitchin

01 April 2015

    Blading Away From the Material World   Award-Winning New York Times VIDEO   Joshua Izenberg Filmmaker     Slomo came into my life at an opportune moment. Having just rolled into my 30s, I was looking for both a film subject and some wisdom on how to approach the encroaching “middle third” of my [...]

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Portrait of a Dog Walker

31 March 2015

    Being Let Off The Leash   Award-Winning **VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     Portrait of a Dog Walker is about a man who traded in a high-stress life in London finance to follow his dream of spending his life with dogs instead. Matt Hein gave up his fancy Savile Row suits and [...]

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From Coal Miner to Award-Winning Photographer

30 March 2015

    The Evolution of Ray Collins:  From Underground to Underwater   Award-Winning **VIDEO**     Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     Ray Collins gets up before dawn, pulls on a wetsuit and jumps into the ocean swell in search of the perfect wave. But instead of grabbing a surfboard, Collins brings a camera. That’s [...]

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L’Chaim– To Life

30 March 2015

    The Holocaust Survivor Band     Award-Winning New York Times **VIDEO**   Joshua Z. Weinstein Weinstein Films     They play for the joy and love of it all.  In Hebrew,  they refer to the song describing it as  L’Chaim– to life. Like many survivors of the Holocaust after World War II, Saul Dreier and Reuwen (“Ruby”) Sosnowicz [...]

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This Kid Can Shred

29 March 2015

    Kids Just Wanna Have Fun   Award-Winning **VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     This kid’s got some game. Meet Ian Matteoli.  He tears it up on the slopes. He’s the little 9-year old, 60-pound youngster from France who is already fluent in 3 languages, knows how to have fun, is as [...]

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The Reinvention of Normal

26 March 2015

    Off the Wall Creativity and Its Inventions   Award-Winning **VIDEO**     Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     What is normal?  What is creativity? Creativity is about connecting things.  When you ask people how they did something creative, they feel a bit awkward because they only saw something that was simply there, something [...]

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California’s Water Wars

25 March 2015

    Record Drought Reshaping State’s Future   Award-Winning New Yorker **VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     California has been suffering through a historically severe drought. For farmers of the Central Valley, the providers of the nation’s fruit basket, salad bowl, and dairy bottle, the future seems especially bleak.  Wells have gone dry, [...]

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Extreme Bungee Madness

24 March 2015

    New Zealand’s Beauty and the Bungee Beast   **VIRAL VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     There’s nothing quite like the terrifying life or death experience of bungee jumping. It’s a leap of faith.  The do-or-die moment of truth, the holding of your breath in unnerving disbelief, the fatal psyche-plunge into oblivion, [...]

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Balancing the Budget on the Poor– with Fines

24 March 2015

    John Oliver:  It’s Time to Pay Up– Or Chill Out in Debtor’s Prison   **VIRAL VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     Debtors’ prisons have made a huge comeback.   Hooray? If you have money, committing a municipal violation is a minor inconvenience.  If you don’t, it can ruin your life. John Oliver [...]

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Rising Up Against the Odds in Africa’s Largest Slum

23 March 2015

    A Shining Hope: Kibera’s School for Girls   Award-Winning **VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     “I have a dream, a dream that will never fail. Every mighty king was once a crying baby.  Every great tree was once a tiny seed.  And so is my dream. This journey seems so long.  Yet [...]

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Pele and The Fire Within

22 March 2015

    The Big Island’s Kilauea Volcano   Award-Winning **VIDEO**   Lance Page PageFilms.com      “She is Pele-honua-mea, Pele of the Sacred Land.  She is Pele, the eater of land, when she devours the land with her flames. She who rules the volcanoes of Hawai’i, and Mankind has no power to resist her.  When [...]

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A Vineyard Dispute, Lots of Cash, and a Murder or Two

20 March 2015

    Running For Your Life Through the Napa Grapevines   **VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     It began with the red Adidas gym bag stuffed with $800,000 in cash– coupled with the wine deal gone sour. A tragic story of an overhyped and failed wine venture here in the heart of Napa [...]

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California Farmers Selling Water Instead of Crops

19 March 2015

    Southern Californians Thirsty– and Buying– Water at Record Rates   Get Ready, Humboldt   **VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     Cash is king.  And so is the water. California farmers plan to sell water instead of crops– because they can get more money for it. The rice industry in the Sacramento Valley [...]

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Whiskey in the Jar

17 March 2015

    The Metallica Version for St. Paddy’s   **VIRAL VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     One of the best known traditional Irish vocal ballads, Whiskey in the Jar has its origins stretching back to the mid-17th century. Found in dozens of forms throughout the globe, it tells the story of a highwayman robber who rips [...]

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Breaking Rules

16 March 2015

    Breaking Away is Part of Growing Up   Award-Winning **VIDEO**     Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     Rules are necessary for the development of society.  If they didn’t exist, we’d miss the pleasure of breaking them. When we’re young, people tell us the world looks a certain way.  Parents tell us how [...]

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