california real estate: Simple Digital Photography in Composition at the "Access Humboldt Community Media Center", Eureka, California - 01/14/12 07:57 PM
Wednesday January 18th, 2012 from 6:00PM until 8:00 PM at the Access Humboldt Community Media Center.
Focused towards beginners and applies to videography frame composition as well.
Learn how to use your new digital camera in two-hour workshop.
Led by local photographer Gary Todoroff, the program will help you use your camera with new confidence.
The workshop will emphasize good photographic composition, using examples as they apply to some of the basic settings of your camera, whether a simple point-and-shoot or a complex DSLR.
This workshop will be thought by Gary Todoroff. Gary Todoroff has a vast background in … (8 comments)

california real estate: Congressional Candidate Debate, Humboldt County, California - 01/12/12 07:44 PM
Due to redistricting, Mike Thompson will no longer be representing Humboldt County in the United States Congress.
This is an excellent opportunity to meet and hear the candidate's for the newly formed congressional district that includes Humboldt County, California.
Congressional Candidate Debate Live at the Mateel Community Center Sunday 15 January, 2012.  
Doors open to Chamber Music at 2 p.m.
Debate begins live KMUD and web stream broadcast at 4:p.m. through 7:30 p.m. for more information.
Featuring candidates Jared Huffman, Norman Soloman, Stacey Lawson, Susan Adams, Andy Caffrey, Tiffany Renee and William Courtney.
Moderated by … (8 comments)

california real estate: Second Saturday Family Arts Day at the Morris Graves Museum of Art, Eureka, Humboldt County, California - 01/12/12 01:01 AM
Join the Humboldt Arts Council and the Morris Graves Museum of Art at Second Saturday Family Arts Day!
Saturday, January 14, 2012, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Morris Graves Museum of Art.  
This Saturday’s theme is Japan and the Hiroshige Prints.  Activities include a Japanese Shaddow Puppet Show, Momotaro, The Peach Boy, with Sean Powers from 2:15-2:45 pm in the Performance Rotunda, Hiroshige Print Art with Kacie Flynn in the Youth Classroom from 2-4pm, and Art Activities in the Galleries from 2-4pm. 
The Humboldt Arts Council would like to recognize our Second Saturday Family Arts Day Underwriters:  … (5 comments)

california real estate: The Peking Acrobats at Humboldt State University, Arcata, Humboldt County, California - 01/10/12 10:45 PM
CenterArts Presents The Peking Acrobats on Tuesday, January 17, 2012 at 7 p.m. in the Van Duzer Theater, Humboldt State University, Arcata, Humboldt County, California.
Direct from the People’s Republic of China, this elite group of gymnasts, jugglers, cyclists, and tumblers roll spellbinding 2000-year-old Chinese traditions and exotic Chinese music into a gravity-defying kaleidoscope of uplifting, awe-inspiring entertainment for the whole family!
“The Peking Acrobats regularly passed from the seemingly impossible to the virtually unbelievable,” is how the Los Angeles Times described the troupe.
Tickets are $35 general, $25 Senior/Child and $15 HSU students.
Tickets are available … (5 comments)

california real estate: Storyteller Baba Jamal Koram at the Humboldt County, California Library - 01/09/12 08:51 PM
On Wednesday, January 11, 2012 at 6:30 PM, the Humboldt County Library in Eureka will host a Storytelling Program with special guest Baba Jamal Koram. 
This extraordinary 'Story Man' brings a wealth of tales from Africa and the African American tradition, as well as many original stories taken from his life. 
With his commanding voice, twanging Mbira and strong rhythmic drumming, Baba Jamal takes his audience with him to faraway times and places. But when you get there, you’ll find that these tales still resonate with our lives today.
The Humboldt County Library and First 5 Humboldt are delighted … (6 comments)

california real estate: a "Transfer Disclosure Statement" will be required - 01/09/12 10:44 AM
When selling your home in Humboldt County, California, .  This several page form will ask many questions about the history and current condition of your home.
Historically, the form is filled out by the seller and presented to the buyer for their review and approval at the time an offer was accepted.
There is a potential new reviewer of the "Transfer Disclosure Statement".  That potential reviewer would be the buyer's loan underwriter.  In my opinion it is only a matter of time before it become common practice.
In order to satisfy any questions the buyers loan underwriter may have in regards to your … (7 comments)

california real estate: Does "As-Is" describe your 'Dream Home'? - 01/09/12 09:00 AM
"Does your 'Dream Home' start with the description "as-is". 
That is a very good question that is presented in an advertisement in one of the current building trade magazines.
In some cases it does; at least in my opinion.  For those clients who do have the vision, the knowledge and the experience to make the conversion in a quality and timely manor, an 'as-is' sale has excellent potential.  They will need the cooperation of the entire family to achieve the goal, however.
For clients who do not possess the knowledge, experience and most importantly 'vision', it may not be the … (4 comments)

california real estate: 'Seniors' Tax Relief in Humboldt County, CA - 01/09/12 07:35 AM
Senior citizens 55 years of age or older and those who are severely and permanently disabled who live in Humboldt County, California may buy a residence of equal or lesser value than their existing home and transfer their current taxable value to their new residences.
This is very important in view of Proposition 13. This provides property tax relief for seniors and the disabled by preventing a tax increase if they sell their existing residence and buy another.
This is a ONE TIME ONLY program and you must buy and sell within two years.
The properties must be the ‘principle place … (3 comments)

california real estate: 'Locked Room' listings on the MLS - 01/09/12 07:27 AM
Homes with a 'locked' room, on the MLS?
This week another home came on the market with a 'locked' bedroom.  The MLS showing instructions said; show the house and if your clients like it, the listing agent will make arrangements to have the 'locked' room shown.  There was no other explanation.
This is a family home (I did a drive by), not the type of home that would have a 'grow' room or a drug lab.
I find it difficult to believe that the owners and the listing agent believe that buyers would make a second trip to the home to … (3 comments)

california real estate: Curb Appeal, starts with the steps - 01/09/12 07:14 AM
Curb Appeal is very important when it comes to finding a buyer for your home.  One item of 'curb appeal' that is often overlooked is the outside stairs or stairways of a home.
Do your stairs look appealing?  Put yourself in the place of a buyer pulling up in front of your home, do the stairs or stairway appeal to you or do they caution you?  You want the buyers to focus on your home.  You do not want the buyers focusing on being cautious using your steps.
A couple of things to consider about your steps.  Are they level, almost … (2 comments)

california real estate: Replacing a floor? Tile the entryway - 01/09/12 07:02 AM
If you are considering replacing the carpet in a room that has outside access, consider placing tile, instead of carpet, at the entryway.  There are two very good reasons!
Carpet collects moisture that come in on shoes.  Also, when you open the door on a rainy day moisture also comes in and lands on the carpet.   There is only one place for the moisture to go.  Into the wood sub flooring!  With a tile entryway the moisture will sit on top of the tile and evaporate.  And you will not have to be concerned with replacing the sub floor at the entryway … (4 comments)

california real estate: The 'Tall Trees' of Humboldt County, California - 01/09/12 06:46 AM
For homes with large trees nearby on the property, trimming the trees may result in lower heating and cooling costs. 
In this area of California many properties have very large tall trees.  Most are Redwoods near the coast and Fir and Spruce further inland.  These are not ornamental trees which have limited height at maturity, in most cases the trees existed before the home was built and were left by the builder/developer.  They continue to grown in height and continue to develop branches their entire life. 
Keeping the lower branches of these tree trimmed allows in more of the winter sun, … (0 comments)

california real estate: Overhangs and patio doors - 01/09/12 06:35 AM
If you will be adding a patio or deck to your home you will probably also be adding a door to access it.  The addition of a door will require a new header and additional framing.
Another item to consider while adding the new door is to extend the roof overhang over the new door.  This will require extending the roof rafters and may require the assistance of a professional.
The reason?  They keep unwanted, hot summer sun from heating a home, and they help protect the home from moisture damage caused by precipitation.
The feature can also enhance a home's visual … (0 comments)

california real estate: After the close of escrow - 01/09/12 05:42 AM
All Real Estate Agents try to maintain contact with the clients they have sold a home to.
In addition, keeping those clients updated on home maintenance is very important.  Many new home owners are not accustomed to maintaining the home that they have purchased.
Providing maintenance information via email or regular mail will help to ensure that what you sold them is being maintained.  Suggestions of home owner tips on maintenance and inspections is important to new home owners and in many cases they will follow your advice.
It will also make a big difference if they decide to sell their home … (2 comments)

california real estate: Big Brothers Big Sisters, "The Big Chili Cook-off", Blue Lake, Humboldt County, California - 01/07/12 04:26 PM
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the North Coast is partnering with the Mad River Brewing Company to host "The BIG Chili Cook-off" on January 14, 2012.
This event will feature chili tasting and voting, live music by the Compost Mountain Boys and a silent auction.
Call their office (707-445-4871) if you would like to purchase tickets or enter your chili in the competition (deadline to enter is Jan. 10).
The grand prize for best chili is a $100 gift certificate to Pierson’s Building Center!
"The BIG Chili Cook-off", Saturday, January 14 - 2pm-6pm (chili tasting 2pm-3:30pm).
Tickets: $10 - … (7 comments)

california real estate: Phil Donahue and Candidate for Congress Norman Solomon in Redway, Humboldt County, California - 01/06/12 09:32 PM
Wednesday, January 11th, 2012 from Noon until 1:30 PM.
Due to redistricting, United States Congressman Mike Thompson will no longer be representing the North Coast of California.  This is an excellent opportunity to acquaint yourself with one of the candidates for United States Congress.
Join public affairs TV pioneer Phil Donahue and candidate for Congress Norman Solomon for a meet-and-greet, followed by a discussion of today’s issues.
Donahue, a Hall-of-Fame broadcaster and winner of 20 daytime Emmy Awards, is visiting Humboldt County as part of a North Coast tour in support of Solomon’s campaign for Congress. He has called Solomon … (7 comments)

california real estate: "KEET’s Kids Club" at the Morris Graves Museum of Art, Eureka, Humboldt County, California - 01/05/12 11:18 PM
In partnership with KEET-TV and the Ready-to-Learn initiative, the Humboldt Arts Council and the Morris Graves Museum of Art offers free monthly workshops for children, families, and childcare providers every first Saturday of the month from Noon until 2pm.
These free monthly workshops, led by Jackie Hamilton from KEET-TV, are geared to provide youth (2-8 years old) with critical reading and comprehension skills. 
Based on the learning triangle, workshops will be comprised of viewing a segment of PBS Kid’s programming, reading several short stories, and doing art activities to incorporate the material.   
Saturday, January 7th 2012, PBS videoclip will … (6 comments)

california real estate: Morris Graves Museum of Art, First Thursday Film Night: Daisy Bates: First Lady of Little Rock - 01/04/12 08:44 PM
Thursday, January 5th, 2012 from 6 to 7:30 PM.
Morris Graves Museum of Art, 636 F St., Eureka, California (in 'Old Town').
A film about a complex, unconventional, and largely forgotten heroine of the civil rights movement who led the charge to desegregate the all-white Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas in 1957. 
The film will be followed by a discussion led by Jessica Whatcott, Sociology Professor at Humboldt State University. This is a free monthly event.
First Thursday Film Night, as part of larger project, ITVS COMMUNITY CINEMA, is a monthly screening series showcasing the Emmy Award-winning PBS … (6 comments)

california real estate: Humboldt County, California, Historical Society Program “Local Historical Documentaries: Behind the Scenes” - 01/03/12 07:41 PM
Prize-winning filmmaker Wendy Lestina presents “Local Historical Documentaries: Behind the Scenes,”at the Humboldt County Historical Society program meeting on Saturday, January 7 at 1:00 p.m., in the first-floor conference room of the Humboldt County Library, 1313 Third Street, Eureka.
Wendy Lestina has been making beautiful and extremely well received documentary films for the Ferndale Museum since 2002, when she made the stirring movie, “The Flood of ’64, We Remember.”
Her next film, “Letters Home,” which tells the stories of local World War II soldiers, won the 2011 Autry Public History Prize from the Western History Association.
An entertaining and … (5 comments)

california real estate: Planning a new property fence? - 01/02/12 10:06 PM
If a new property fence or replacement of an existing property fence is in your plans this spring, use caution if you are going to be placing or replacing a fence near or around utility poles and utility cabinets. 
Public utilities depend on being able to find and access utility poles and cabinets in an emergency.  If you obstruct their access with a property fence you may have a big surprise. 
In an emergency, utility companies will not wait for access to their right of way they will create it.  If a fence is in their way and the gate is locked and it … (16 comments)

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