Local filmmaker Suza Lambert Bowser’s indie film Flea has passed the halfway mark for filming in Humboldt County.
Attendance since 2004 has gone up substantially and the festival is now estimated to bring 18,000 people to the town square. In 2004, the financial bump from OF to Arcata’s economy was estimated at $551,000.
Arcata Main Street’s 20th Annual Oyster Festival will take place Saturday, June 19 from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on the Arcata Plaza, located at G and 8th streets in Arcata. Off-site parking and free shuttle service will be available. (707) 822-4500, arcatamainstreet.com.
Monday afternoon saw filming action on the Plaza, where various tribe members interact with the public. Another, more ambitious scene will be shot on the Plaza next Wednesday, June 16. That will include a number of extras in a farmers’ Market-like crafts fair, including vendors who participated in the recent Humboldt Arts Festival on I Street. “I can’t wait for that one,” Bowser exulted. “It’s going to be so groovy!”
I am 73 years old and I suspect there are not many fugitives of that age out there. If they had done just a little simple research of the kind that my wife and I do frequently while pursuing our genealogical hobby, they could have established that we only have daughters and no Stafford grandsons.
The Dell’Arte Youth Academy presents its summer workshops July 26 to Aug. 6. Morning sessions are from 9 a.m. to noon, Afternoons from 1 to 4 p.m. Classes held at Arcata Elementary School (formerly Sunset School) 2400 Baldwin St.
Attendees seemed unimpressed with slides that depicted Valley West as a multi-modal utopia populated by strolling pedestrians, dog-walkers, bicyclists, trucks and lots of trees, all living together in PowerPoint perfection and Adobe Illustrator harmony.
Flea is no flaky-shaky handheld production. It’s being shot in digital high definition, and will include some computer graphic special effects. “Making of” and “behind the scenes” featurettes will be produced along with the actual movie.
The journalism class must be returned next year. We need it, we want it, and through our devotion and enthusiasm we have proven over and over again that we deserve it.
As my fourth and final year of Arcata High draws to a close, many aspects of my academic career seem to bleed together. I find myself wondering which skills that I have attained in High School will be essential to succeeding at the next level. The skills that I have learned on the staff of…