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Arcata, California

"This is the best place to go if you're a hippie.. well, besides the Haight-Ashbury. It's located in Humboldt County, which is pretty well-known for it's marijuana growing. The community is great, there are always festivals going on about the earth, such as the Mushroom Fair, the Hemp Festival, North Country Fair, everything you can imagine. I love it here! The people are so supportive of you.. they've even made a law which states that women can indeed go topless around the plaza in the centre of town. ; )

Arcata is a totally unreal place to check out and LIVE too! The rents are cheap and it seems everyone is way laid back, with Humboldt next door and being amongst the greatest redwoods in the world, how can you go wrong!"


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Posted by Everybodies MOM on 2008-04-24 17:59:58
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If you decide to head out to live in arcada or eureka could you at least let your folks know where you are going and phone home occasionally, after all we kept you alive for twenty some years we would like to know you are still alive  and well, sheltered and fed. and of course theres always the phone home for money in emergencies.
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 A MOM looking for her son who was last seen in Arcada. Nelson  Bouchard call 413 624 3784,the  reward for getting him on the phone to my house is knowing you soothed a mothers heart. Hand him your cell phone for a minute.You know your parents were young once two and gave their parents quite a few starts as time went by.Hope you are all enjoying the ocean and the sun. The snow just melted here in frigid new england. nelson phone home. mom 

Posted by strawberrie on 2007-03-16 06:58:21
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Yeah, I live in humboldt and I love it here. I do wish that there were more blue collar jobs for people here. It is tough to raise a family here with the housing costs and food. However, I is like no other place I have been as far as equality goes. The people seem to pride themselves on it here. Grant it that there are always people living here that are not like that, but as a whole, you are more likely to run into cool people. Things are pretty tight here, but there is something for everyone too. I would say that if you are planning to move here, than you should also inrich the community with a business that will not hurt the envirnment and give people a REAL living wage. It is not easy but if you truely want to be here, you can if you are a fun creative individual.

Posted by kzlc on 2007-02-23 19:01:43
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how far away is HSU from CR in arcata

Posted by local resident on 2007-02-21 20:03:58
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Stupid hippies think they're so cool and down to earth. We have a term for the washed out druggies that reside on the Arcata plaza, trustafarians, hippycrits, or just plain junkies. Most of the hippies you see on the plaza or at the co-op are just making hippies look bad.

Posted by lookingformolly on 2007-02-15 21:25:09
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TO TryingnottobeaDumbas Regarding the Dogs, your comments were rude, this posting looking for my sons dogs is because he is dead, Did you ever think the typos were because the person typing it was in a hurry and upset? The dogs were placed in the care of someone because they were standed, My son was robbed ,hit in the head and died due to a head injury substained by the trauma . He loved Humboldt county and had alot of freinds there and anyone that knew him loved him.

Posted by robert on 2007-01-26 14:51:51
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I can see no reason to go killing wildlife because people cannot learn how to live with them. Hiking in mountain lion territory is quite safe when the correct precaustions are taken. Those that encounter an attack are just a result of genetic selection weeding out the ignorant. So, you kill two lions who you have no idea were involved in the attacks. What is wrong with you people!

Posted by Jimi on 2007-01-23 06:11:26
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Arcata is cool. Actually Humboldt gets about 60 days of sunshine a year. It rains a lot. Some areas at the northern end of the county get over 90 inches of rainfall per year. Jobs in Humboldt are scarce. It seems there are only the transplanted city folks, the retired and those on welfare. Yes there are a few jobs, but someone else had them for years before you arrived. I've talked to people who still live there and they say that the real estate is relatively outrageous ( considering local incomes).The world is full of beautiful places.Go somewhere make some big bucks and move to one of them... young..

Posted by dogsearching on 2007-01-18 05:14:29
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u are looking for your dog, I hope u find it. Can I ask u a question? Why did u leave your dogs behind?. Giving your dogs up then trying to find them is like finding a needle in a haystack,, I dont think u will find your dogs, im not ganna give u bad luck because I want u to find your dogs. finding them wont be easy. give your dogs up u have to look at the chance of never seeing them again. hard tuff choices......... but I hope u find them....... dont ever ever give your dog up to some one u cant find. Im ganna cry.... why ?????

Posted by Humboldtcounty on 2007-01-18 05:00:48
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Hello, I live in Humboldt county. eny body have problems with ( section 8 housing) its a mess, I think it reforming baddly. Ive been on waiting list 3 years. hassling. My freind joe lives in Rio dell has it & he said it was a ever living nitemare on elmstreet and my freind joe is disables and all they put him throught. disables people should get section 8 atomaticlly. & all those poor hippys with out a place to live, Homeless situation. section 8 housing in every county and california need major changes and help. Congress need to change the complication making it easier to get it once u sign, homeless should get atomaticlly.......... I was wondering dose eny body else have that same problem im having ? ...... my freind Joe cant read so he cant ever work for his disabillity. Tranfering section 8 housing to a nother county is hard joe said to me.........................Hippys tell me what u think ,write a review, live in preace hippy but dont live homeless with out Food. if they fix section 8 housing that will say by law no body should go homeless. its in pratical..... I never seen the news ever talk about section 8 our no contiversial about the subject

Posted by Fu Ckyou on 2007-01-18 00:24:38
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I grew up in Arcata and I have seen it head down the road of great, groovy places to an over priced, double stuffer, only cares about the college and the city kids money kind of place. Please don't move here if you are going to drive too fast, trash the place or squat on the street. And for all you city kids, go back to LA and take that attitude with you

Posted by Devian G. on 2007-01-16 03:52:45
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my current locale is Monterey, Ca I've been here for 19yrs... I'm a pharmacy tech at the local hospital and i feel like i want to move to Arcata Here im kind of the "odd ball" i dont own a car im not really all that much into money im single i rent a loft i ride bicycles i like to go hiking my core values are Buddhist my parents were hippies I was in the Army 87-91' i grew up in a "hippy RV" in Ventura when my parents divoreced at 12yo i've lived on my own since 16yo im self sufficient I've only been thru Arcata driving home from Bike School in Ashland my drive thru was only a day long as at the time...my wife didnt really like Arcata too much however...i wanted to move from what i know of Mad River Hospital... its 80 beds, is what i tend to every shift here in Monterey I've been a pharmacy tech here for over 12yrs and feel that i'd like to move to a smaller town... I wonder if Arcata is calling me thoughts? comments? thanks peace...d

Posted by Laura is passing kessey's on 2007-01-08 00:49:03
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Arcata is a rich tapestry of experience and you wil find what you seek. The things i love include:mountains and beaches, rivers, hiking,acess to orgain locally grown food.Art, a small community(compared to a metropolis such as San Fransico) feel, family centered gatherings that focus on the talents and gifts of local artists and musicians.Schools that offer a diffrent approach to education(many charter schools).Compassionate use-215. What is a challenge for me:low pay/wages-high cost of living expenses, difficult of find decent housing.the rain and fog(the longer i live here-almost 10 yrs)the more comfortable i become,but i can never shake the feeling i should have more sun on my back & stomach.mold,ants,and more mold.the Eureka PD.I feel torn about the plaza(nice with the farmer's markets-but what's up with the police cameras?),the homeless situation(if I were not so lucky or had different life circumstances that could be me),resturants(although some stand out:Larrapins,Moonstone,Ritz,Tomo,Wildflowers...-we lack any that have the winning combination of consistent excellent food and service),HSU(lots of students add to the housing problems but educated people usually create a different community-lots of $ & time to invest in projects)and transportation(could use a little more funding,the eratic bus schedules make it not that easy).I think we have alot of the same problems as a lot of small American towns.Mostly, if you want to visit Arcata there is some beautiful sights.To live here takes a certain kind of person.What I see as home has been described as the moldy armpit of the united states.

Posted by Alex on 2007-01-07 16:24:43
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well im so excited that i just read that. im planning on going up to arcata in feb to check out hsu and even if im not going to go to college up there thats were i want to move its just amazing. ive never got to go there but my sister lives in Eureka so she sent me so many amazing pic. i cant wait for my trip in febuary. i live in this shit hole town in utah. i love to smoke and that article was pretty cool. alex

Posted by redwoodtree on 2007-01-06 22:58:25
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Dear Hippys,is the ( Nigro College fund) bad or good,seem bad to me. its seems one type only. Nigro College fund dose seem racist because , its rong to use that word negro. the other part that is bad is only a Negro can apply for that fund. equality for all is the way not to be gender sex collor of the skin. its like having a ( Honkie college fund ) thats rong. Arcata Eureka. u wanna go to school. dont u wanna get a equality loan so u can go to school at HSU or CR ,thos are college. let teach our fellow about his rong. this all came up when I herd the tv ad about the (Nigro College fund) I just sat there and disagreed about that. ( can I uply for the negro college fund even know im white. or is it for one race only. Going to school is your feature. I wanna go to school humboldt state university. with being know as a race. collerless Im green . I wouldent mind to be green

Posted by Scott on 2006-12-25 04:50:16
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so i have my heart set on moving to the humboldt area... and am planning on going to college of the redwoods. i am a gay male and very radical hippie, moving from the SF bay area. i know that the economy is bad up there.. but is there anywhere for a college kid to work? starbucks? anything? i am also looking for a room to rent, how much are rooms going for right now? if anyone could email me with some info or suggestions thatd be nice.. mekanicalaminal@hotmail.com

Posted by elliot2698 on 2006-12-19 06:23:40
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My heart is out to u caron shaw , I hope u find your dogs. Its touched me. to hear u lost them. I started to feel the pain u are goign throught. I almost wanted to cry because, No one should loose there dogs. I know dogs can be big part of the family. giving up a dog must be like giving up your kids. Im crying because it did make me sad, I hope and pray for u. caron shaw and hope she finds her dogs

Posted by OganicFood on 2006-12-19 06:16:48
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woodlander I agree with u. This place isent it. its not place to live off other people and beg. on the street like street rat. those people who came up north from down south. think its a ticket to shelter. its there for people willing to try. those who arent ganna try. that means dont bed, and make arcata look grose. because as far as im conserned. the city is ganna be take back. Whats the differnce between Homeless a hippys?.. No one want to see a homless be homeless. but its getting outta hand, so those willing to try. should get the shelter first. if u arent will to try then maybee u have a nother problem. If u cant get help or arent will to try. TRY. TRY like I said. u will live in the shelter and find a job. and show your trying. or if u cant u might have disabled problem witch enables u from working. they have check for homeless people, but Homless shelter should help the homeless find place on top of u trying. more. if u agree with me,Im a hippy and want to help. but not hate, hippys like to spread the word.

Posted by Brian on 2006-12-15 04:59:46
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Humboldt County sucks. Gas and real estate are crazy expensive. Homeless people are everywhere. The "Best Kept Secret" is actualy a dirty little secret. This place is horrible. People here are extremely rude. If you are black or asian you treated like trash, contrary to the popular notion that people are open minded here. Restaurants are unclean. The hippie leadership of Arcata blocks development from comming in and keeps homeless from comming out. Weather? How about rain and more rain combined with fog and more fog. Even Seattle has nicer summers. The Beach and surfing? It is too cold to go into the water. Even if you didn't die of hypothermia, the rocks will kill you. Crime? There is a high percentage of theft and child molesters here. Compare it to big cities. Per capita this place is the ghetto. This is your "progressive" paradise. Enjoy.

Posted by redwoodtree on 2006-12-14 06:10:09
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Dear hippys, has eny one herd of the united negro college fund. I was wondering, what people think about that. the mid west schools are having this rule that only lets white go to school blacks arent allowed. collor school and wite school only . is it rite or rong. negro fund found. its seem rong and it seem Racist only. eny body going to school HSU. I was hearing about it on the news to day about schools only letting white go to school. maybee it should be legal sence theres the negro fund. there both rong. hippys vote on scale from 1 to 10 ,I vote it a 1 terible.

Posted by Trying not to be a DumbAs on 2006-12-06 10:10:28
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Greetings, I'm tired of dumb people. While I do consider myself generally tolerant of others different than me, I do find myself becoming a bit less tolerant in middle age... such as: People who do not spell check their posts on this site should not post! - Now that posters are prompted with Red underlines for misspelled words - please fix your mistakes before submitting! Posters who do not fix their spelling make Arcata look like a place for really stupid people, even though the mis-spellers are often quite enlightened! People who leave their *beloved* dogs with virtual strangers for months on end and then expose all readers to their emotional strife when they can not find them! If you care, and must leave your dogs, then develop a system to stay in contact with the caretakers - DUH! Non-mentally ill hungry people please be advised: You will be expected to work your whole lives to provide for yourselves. These days, US homeless people are routinely *FAT*, stop your whining! Poor in the state usually means having enough to eat, having transportation, a roof, and some medical access. From, A middle aged hippie, trying not to be a DumbAss

Posted by woodlander on 2006-11-28 15:52:51
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I am from Arcata also. Things are, indeed, changing here. The people of Arcata have decided that it is time to reclaim the city. Arcata no longer welcomes parasites. The Endeavor is either going to be moved or closed. If you are looking for an easy way to live off of other people, try someplace else.

Posted by on 2006-11-20 07:16:55
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i am from arcada and it seems the yuppies are trying to take ove, they are talking about closing down the Endeavor, the only place in town that reaches out to the community supplying food, showers and everyday needed iteams to those not so blessed, plus it gives a place for the younger one to hang out, instead of being in the streets, they think it will lower the number of homeless and hippies, but really i th9nk it will make it worse because with out the food they supply more people will be in the streets begging for money or robbing, more hippies and homeless will smell from no showers, i know i been there, and more children will be making gangs because they wont have a safe place to go and will feel the need for a connection that is going to be taken away, i love humboldt, aracda but please if u can help dont let them take our resorces!!!

Posted by AMY LAMB on 2006-11-12 20:02:17
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Previous message regarding Clay Dumas and Dogs Molly and Backer had wrong email address. Address is claysmyangel1982@yahoo.com. If anyone knows Eco please have her call.Or Nuatis and River who may have the dogs inSanfransisco on Hate street. 302-735-9618 Thanks Amy

Posted by caron on 2006-11-08 17:39:15
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i just put in a comment about my dogs and i put one e-mail address on there. i wanted to post another one at caron@hipplanet.com. please inform me of any iformation if anyone knows any information about my dogs and i will get into contact with you. please andrew or anyone that knows me please e-mail me.

Posted by caron shaw on 2006-11-08 15:42:09
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The love of my life,Clay Dumas,always came back to Humbolt.Unfotunatly we got stuck without our car and had to give the two of our best friends away,Molly andBacker, our dogs. i raised them both and i am looking for them.Clay Passed away July 2006 and i am back home in Illinois and i really want to know if anyone knows where my dogs are. they were a big part of our live and anyone who knew us knew that. we were always out there for the past 6 years off and on. we were well known.I have friends out there i still talk to but know one has seen my dogs. the people i gave them to were living in a tent in the red wood park. his name was Andrew and i dont remember her name. she was from Fortuna. if anyone who is reading this knows anything about Molly and Backer please e-mail me.shawcaron@yahoo.com.They are one of the only things i have left of Clay and i would do anything to get them back. i will be making a trip out there by next summer please contact me if you know anything. please ask around.i will be there instantly if anyone can find them. thank you. caron

Posted by Giselle62 on 2006-10-31 02:37:33
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Ma, I just read the whole thing. I don't really like yuppies and noticed them right off here in SLO; have had to live here for 5 years. SLO is going down the tubes fast, and I live right across from where they're building many new box stores. Development like crazy, but still not very many good jobs here, either. (People are going to have to create more Hippie meccas.) Raised by working-class hippies in southern Cali; probably wouldn't mind being around tweakers. Tweakers are a huge phenomenon, everywhere. 20 years ago, my sister, brother and all best friends were on speed in San pedro. Luckily, where I'm from, the "recovery" movement is a kind of transition that a lot people go through. It does sound like there are some serious problems in your neck of the woods, but if you are a young person, they may not phase you as much. I always tell everyone that the people are way nicer in Northern CA, It's kind of cool that way.just traveling up North a little (to Big Sur and Santa Cruz) the people make an attempt to be accepting and tolerant in a way that you don't find down south. prob because of the way I look, naw, I don't know, I look like a hippie but was a punk in early 80's then moved to a commune in VA. Am used to being around many kinds of people, feel comfortable around working-class; but still don't really fit in. Aargh, have really given up on ever finding a place, and have a boot in down on the docks in Pedro, where half the force are women. I will live in Pedro and make some money, settle in Redwoods later. I hope it's still there.

Posted by elliot1131 on 2006-10-28 12:28:28
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Humboldt county Polotics are stooped, it takes them a long time to pass a law, the humboldt county polotics make silly funny laws, Like trying to make Eureka like south Arcata SILLY, the bolloon tracks oposition is really not that big of Eureka can not become like south arcata and strickt building codes, To get rid of the Lumber mills like santa cruz did is to bring more shopping centers, thats the only other way to bring other jobs to our area, I suport getting rid of all our lumber mill Like santa cruz did, remeber Santa cruz had the same thing, Humboldt is run by clowns, people r more Unhappy, big fat silly polotics an most of them are fat by the way and maybee gay eating there sub sandwich at lunch from subway

Posted by KYLE Gagne on 2006-10-19 01:46:27
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Im Glad to find this web site Ithink it will be fun

Posted by Independent on 2006-10-18 02:44:18
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I support victory in Iraq on the side of American troops. How accepting and loving are you now? I am coming up to visit my daughter who is a loving beautiful independent minded individual.

Posted by Amy Lamb on 2006-10-12 17:56:27
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My Son Clay Dumas Frequented the Endeavor and Humbolt county with his girlfriend Caron and son Cole and two dogs Molly and Backer. My son had to give his dogs away prior to leaving Arcata. To someone named Andrew from Colorado. My son was killed tragically July 22,06 in Sacramento,Ca just prior to getting on the bus. If you Know Clay or Know Andrew who might Have Molly and Backer we would like to hear fom you@ claysmyangel@yahoo.com. Thanks God bless Amy I will be posting this in the Endeavor as well.

Posted by P & S on 2006-09-08 08:16:37
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This is my first time to hippy.com, and thought I'd have a look at one of the best spots in the world for *me* - Arcata. While I am a 40 something, a green party member, social worker, had a ponytail half my life, smoke 1-2 times a year, and am married to a wonderful artist, I can only conclude from all these posts that hippies are mostly a very angry, hateful, drugged up group. Huh? All humans have their weak and unproud moments, but there is a river of hate in these posts that I have not experienced on a regular basis in the greater Arcata area. My experience has been just the opposite: Genuine, caring, interesting people working to get along, grow spritually, and have a nice relaxed time. I don't know if I ever considered myself a hippie, but do tend to be in line with some of the (stereotypical) ideals of hippies - not largely presented in these angry Arcata posts. Most of what is posted here has bits of truth to it, at least one day or another. I swear I felt more hate scrolling through these posts than I did in the 2 years my wife and I lived in Arcata. These posts are almost a hate capsule of everything that went wrong in an otherwise very open, warm, progressive community. I choose Arcata because: Arcata works for us because as a community and environment it allows us to be who we are and supports us moving towards our potential. Many, though not all, communities can do this for most people. It's up to each of us to find a place/space that feels right and nurtures us towards being our optimum selves. I'm not talking about the place with the best buds or parties. Just the opposite (for me) really. Arcata may or may not be "heaven" for you. Like many decent communities, it depends how *you* choose to participate/contribute in them, if you choose to be open to what they offer. Arcata turned out to be mecca for us, so we're getting ready to return, whether we can afford the cost of living or not. We all can, and must, make our personal mecca's happen. Find a place that brings that out for you, and if/when you do, don't be a rush to leave. Happy Journeys - We'll all get there :-) ps and don't let a few green meanies scare you off!

Posted by Corey on 2006-08-26 22:16:09
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I plan on moving to Arcata ... lm not a hippie, not a punker, not a dead head or anything like that ( dont like to put lables on myself). wanting to know where l could get a job. Bouncing, Construction, Line Cook, anything to get paid would be great... also any under the table job (legal please) would be good. Thank you for you time. I can be reached at CoreyE814@peoplepc.com.... thanks agian

Posted by Brother Tom on 2006-08-23 10:50:06
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Greetings w/ LOVE, Peace & Rasspect . Here/ NOW in good ol' Ourcata. I mon 1st. came to arcata on aug. 13, 1975. A hippie hippie hippie ona a trippy trippy trippy. Want to know the real deal ? Then listen up cuz i mon am about to hip ya& iffin I mon can't hip ya ,den I mon knows a cat who knows a cat who WILL hip ya. (DIG?) ALL the comments /opinions expressed here (...on yhis "information highway ")(-so called .)are peoples personal perspectives.... SOME ARE more or less ,accurate to what it is, what it was, & what it will be when they get here/back here.AS the saying goes, dem dat know dont say &them that say dont KNOW.I mon gots ta catch some zzzzz's. SO all is well . I mon will gret to the point next time (hopefully) either way hang in dare, DOnt't give up the fight -never give up the fight ( like Brother Bob sang to us ,so sweetly.) peace out Bro. T. of A. p.s. soon come!

Posted by on 2006-08-17 11:39:00
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thursday aug. 17th 2006 I have noticed a lot of people around Humboldt havent been so happy at all this beautifull sunny summer, I wonder if the humboldt county people like the sun, I mean u have to know it almost always foggy but for some reason all of the 2006 summer its been sunny and very worm and its not normal weather for the area, every where people are very down this summer, I think people would breather have the fog back due to such a worm summer and I agree, its been hard being around unhappy people, I have been unhappy and for some reason am so sick and tired of life ,I guess I need to slow down, I know u viewers out there ,I cant speek for some one else, and I will understand , putting my self into a state of trance is just too hard for me, I should medatate ,sarry if I miss spell, I cant wait till normal soft sweet fog comes back, Finding my self some happyness, shopping wont make eny body happy, tho I do like to shop to make my self happy ,but lately I havent injoyed shopping because I dont have Friends , making freind can be very hard, Eny body here know.

Posted by Californian4Life on 2006-06-06 08:17:20
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I just wanted to add my 2 cents to the discussion of Arcata. I just moved from Arcata to New York after 6 years of living in Humboldt. I left because I grew up and wanted to make something of my life rather than scrapping the bottom of the barrel, eeking my way through life, trying to make a fortune growing pot. I agree the surrounding areas of the general Arcata area are beautiful, and I love living among the redwoods. The bad thing about Humboldt is the economy, that and the fact that all the southerners are moving up there and bringing all their cold hard cash to buy up the real estate, making the current selling prices astronomical....Even if you have a professional/healthcare background with experience, the salaries are very low, and rental prices are growing higher and higher every year. Being a lifelong Californian, I know that Eureka has always been a travel through city, which means ALOT of riff-raff floats in throughout the summer time....it tapers off when the rain starts in strong, but anyone whose lived in Arcata, Eureka and the outlying areas know Humboldt has a huge homeless issue. Did I mention drugs...yeah hard ones. I thought it was just about the pot...I thought it would be really mellow, and earth loving hippies, and it's not that people aren't that way, but I've met so many drug addicts, crack, speed, heroin, young people, old people, alcoholics....it's all there, in abundance. I worked at the co-op and the amount of theft by these peace loving hippies, is absolutely appalling. The Co-op though, is the best and biggest of all the co-op's I've visited even if it is run by schmucks. The Co-op in Bellingham, Wa. takes a very close second as it is cleaner, and there organic produce department is gorgeous and always looks so taking care of and loved. I love Humboldt though, don't get me wrong. Mostly because of the beaches, and the forests, the headwaters, and of course the Trinities Alps just a couple hours away. This is the supreme backbacking spot in California, and I miss it enough to come back home for one more summer...and I wish seeing all the VW's....they're missing on the East Coast and it makes me sad :O(

Posted by daren hammer on 2006-05-10 14:41:14
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does anyone from Arcata know how to spell, this is absolutely fucking embarrassing. No wonder we get a bad name, because we obviously don't educate ourselves in simple human communication. Save your river and trees and birds and smoke all that Humboltd Bud, but for God sake learn to write and spell so you can teach your children so they have a half a chance.

Posted by Gabe on 2006-05-07 04:47:39
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yo, chris..it might help if you knew how to write and spell..I think HSU is in arcata, you might get the help there. Not to sound like an ass, but you make no sense at all. Saving the forest is a great idea, but so is an education. How do you think you can save the forest if you cant even write a sentence using correct spelling and grammer. Peace Dr. Gabe Pike

Posted by on 2006-05-06 02:52:28
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hippies in arcata are great!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by sandman on 2006-04-21 06:11:17
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I grew up in Rio Dell. i lived there for the first 18 of my 27 year old life. i now live in Oklahoma. im celerating April 20th. i think UpinHeeuh did an excelt job describing Arcada and its Co-Existers.

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Posted by on 2006-03-12 23:49:59
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totally agreed. When I stayed there I was surprised by the amount of utter disregard for the fact that I had heard about the place from the internet. map not equal to territory and all I guess.

Posted by Woodlander on 2006-02-27 04:04:14
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Arcata is a great place to live or visit. A quite large portion of the people here can read and write and spell. Please don't draw any hasty conclusions based on the things that are posted here.

Posted by elliot2698 on 2006-02-19 11:32:15
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Rio dell and fortuna need longer bus hours badly,heres the times deparing from Rio dell going as far as Trinadad ca. Humboldt county wide. Im in need of the longer bus, Im going to Humboldt state university and I live in Rio dell ,scotia, few minutes from fortuna, Rio dell city hall HTA bus (north times)& south times) 6:33 AM 7:27 AM 8:33 AM 10:33 AM 2:33 PM 4:36 PM 6:51 PM ------------------------------ SOUTHBOUND DEPARTURE TIMES 8:05 AM 10:12 AM 1:55 PM 4:13 PM 6:28 PM 7:31PM Bus ends early for all the south and I cant spend eny time in Eureka ,becacsue I have to catch my last bus home 6:32 and man its horible , Rio dell and scotia need late bus for the collage students and it bad for the late time, Well guys I think Trinadad need longer bus too but its ganna take some asking to get it rolling

Posted by ocean earth on 2006-02-11 20:50:16
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i'm on a travelling journey from newfoundland, canada. I hitched a ride with a friend from ontario and we drove to LA. I'm heading up to northern cali next week. I've have no idea how long i'll be here....any suggestions of places to go?? I'm looking to chill with amazing beautiful people and to be apart of nature. I'm also looking for some side work....farming??...i wanna stay in cali as long as i can. peace

Posted by chris on 2006-02-03 09:23:32
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Palco's swimming pool is for members only, very stricked rules if they let u swim, swimming is alowed but very very stricked rules, Swimming Laps 1 hour and u have to leave, Swimming Hour isent Alowed for non members, Palco dosent care, a spit pool of fucking blood. That pool should be taken care of because the stooped greedy town , and there fucking lumber, Save the forest Birds come first. U are not alllowed to be at there recreation swimming and weight lifting center, Im sad, palco makes me cry. because they dont share the pool. after averthing they put us throught, I want to swim there , But non members are not allowed inless u swimm laps, But weight room is off limits if your not a memeber, Save the Forest ,I wanna save the woods ,so the birds can sing and the deers have a place too live, its getting better, palco and simpson is almost gon. Did you know the Local Co-op markets only give Paper bags my know why they only give Paper bags is because ,Plastic bags are made from Potrolius Products and you cant recycle,pulp is ganna be made eny ways so its better eny ways,,,,,, but Palco and simpson are greedy rich and Palco is been going down in Scotia , Scotia is a very pritty town tho, They got a kool super market called (((( Hobys Market)) Its a very beautifull market and you can buy every thing there its in a cute little plaza, they built ,They had a old hobys matket and it burnt down in the 1992 Erth quake ,they Rebuilt the new plaza called hobys , and its got a bunch of other stores, last summer I was sleeping and they started cutting the Rio dell clifs and I did get upsets, because outta all the place they cut its gotta be the cliffs in Rio dell blufs , there cutting them and flying over with a chopper, they stoped it this year, this are kool, Palco has slowed down a lot, but they are still cutting fast some places , The state gives the oks and I think this year they got turned down so there cutting is on hold ,I havent seen eny cutting latly,

Posted by on 2006-01-20 10:21:27
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All my dear Hippys, Do some thing good for the Earth PLant a tree,Rite helpfull positve gerfeety on the wall like perhaps ,in a bathroom take a marker and rite postive things on the wall like maybee rite ((( If u cant say some thing nice then done say eny thing at )))) or another thing u can rite is ((( Help a person))) or (((( rite a poem on the wall))) ok ,Stars Burger resraunt in Arcata has it in the bathroom on the walls and its all positive note ,plant a tree do postive this Bye hippys ((( Hippys earthy type people ))) Love marks and No nagative talk.paint

Posted by sam on 2006-01-18 10:44:42
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yes abercrombie has got some kool clothes elliot2698, I did get some offline because there isent one at the bayshore mall, there clothes are Libral I agree, 2006 catoluge was a cool catolgue

Posted by someone on 2006-01-18 04:17:53
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you are a total idiot. You don't know the first thing about humboldt county and arcata.

Posted by allinjohn@yahoo.co.uk on 2006-01-07 13:35:26
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am hoping to visit san francisco hopefully in end of feb 2006 any ideas on places a dead head should visit ie good bars clubs or good bed and breakfast? any help very much appreciated peace love and light john

Posted by palmtree on 2006-01-07 08:37:19
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Rio dell and fortuna need longer bus hours badly,heres the times deparing from Rio dell going as far as Trinadad ca. Humboldt county wide. Im in need of the longer bus, Im going to Humboldt state university and I live in Rio dell ,scotia, few minutes from fortuna, Rio dell city hall HTA bus (north times)& south times) 6:33 AM 7:27 AM 8:33 AM 10:33 AM 2:33 PM 4:36 PM 6:51 PM ------------------------------ SOUTHBOUND DEPARTURE TIMES 8:05 AM 10:12 AM 1:55 PM 4:13 PM 6:28 PM 7:31PM Bus ends early for all the south and I cant spend eny time in Eureka ,becacsue I have to catch my last bus home 6:32 and man its horible , Rio dell and scotia need late bus for the collage students and it bad for the late time, Well guys I think Trinadad need longer bus too but its ganna take some asking to get it rolling

Posted by on 2006-01-02 12:47:34
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Arcata chat room hello im a hippie ,I lived ina tree with Julia butterfly, was a true women ,for humboldt fresh water , dont for get her. eny ever know she made the Luna candy bar no joke ,Julia Butter fly was a tree sitter in humboldt county ca. Julia butter thot for what she belived in so Fight for what patrick said in the article down below I live in Humboldt county awomse hippie articles I was reading PTARICK is rite she names the tree LUNA ,Luna got CUTT DOWN for lumber

Posted by palmtree on 2006-01-01 13:32:12
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Pad Thai (adapted from Eating Well Magazine) 1/3-1/2 lb. dried rice noodles 2 tsp. peanut oil 3 cloves garlic, minced 1 large egg, lightly beaten ½ lb small shrimp, peeled and deveined (I’ve also used cooked shrimp and added it last) 2 cups mung bean sprouts ½ c sliced green onions 3 Tbsp. rice vinegar 2 ½ Tbsp. fish sauce 2 Tbsp. sugar 1 tsp. Chinese chile paste with garlic 2 Tbsp. chopped dry-roasted peanuts In a large bowl, soak rice noodles in warm water to cover until they are limp and white, about 20 minutes. In a wok or large deep skillet, heat oil over high heat until very hot. Add the garlic and stir-fry until golden, about 10 seconds. Add the egg and cook, stirring, until scrambled, about 30 seconds. Add shrimp and stir-fry until they curl and turn pink, about 2 minutes (If using cooked shrimp, add with the noodles). Drain the noodles and add to the wok, tossing with tongs until they soften and curl, about 1 minute. Add bean sprouts, green onions, vinegar, fish sauce, sugar and chile paste; toss until the shrimp are fully cooked (or heated through) and noodles are heated through, 1-2 minutes. Sprinkle with peanuts and serve immediately. Makes 4 generous servings. (I’ll have to provide the nutritional information next week, as my software isn’t working.)

Posted by palmtree on 2006-01-01 13:29:30
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wild berrys market in arcata. eny body like to cool well wild berrys has a website and its got great cooking ideas,I made some apple tuna saled from there web site, eny body here like to cook, visit this website www.northcoastlean.org Recipes, all natral Recipes ideas www.wildberries.com all natral market Take better care of you eating health & eat natral

Posted by chrIS on 2006-01-01 13:03:00
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tea and coffee is natral. eny body here injoy Tea or coffee- I seem to injoy tea coffee and bagels and to sit in a coffee house , and maybee read a book or a news paper and it can be very natral ways to chear my self up, tea is very good for the health,they say green tea has antioxidents and is very good for you, such as grean tea, one great tea is a brand know as stach preimum teas, ginger is good along with green tea , coffee is good for the guava souls,they can make they inside feel good.

Posted by paul van dyk on 2006-01-01 12:56:24
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The Local Co-op Only gives paper bags. Can eny one guess why???? they dont give Plastic bags is because its got potrolim products, Yes plastic bags come fomr potroliam products, its bad for the invorment,yes its made from pulp, pulp is always prodused, Im not for tree cutters and logging, its not an easy subject,paper bags are natral, Co-op is Natral , they have to use natral poducts.2 co-ops in humboldt Eureka and Arcata, natral food Paul van dyk

Posted by Duke on 2005-12-24 09:38:57
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hey whats up arcata its me duke im in oregon rite now i was living in arcata and all over if your a local i may know you. arcata has changed alot cuz of the homeless but hey i was homeless a time or two out there and it got really hard to live out there homeless as you might know im a good kid that could of made it if it wasnt for all the drain bows and that tad or taz and those wanna b hippies sturin it all up. at the end i lost my mind so i left humboldt if any old heads on the steets wanna leave me a mess at 503 831 0619 leave name and number plz. Duke of RRRRRRRRRRcata

Posted by Kristin on 2005-12-18 09:08:36
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hello Iam here in humboldt county and if you like hemp you shoould come check out my site lots of hemp twine and hempy goods www.humboldthempgoods.net

Posted by Blind Guido on 2005-12-15 05:33:38
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I sure miss Arcata. I think about it every day. Shout out to Sparkle. I'm coming back in a couple of years, and then on to the mountains, maybe around Lewiston. Got to get out there to the kind, and folks more to my liking. I'm stuck In Indiana, and can't cope here forever.

Posted by jacks76 on 2005-12-13 20:25:22
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How times have changed....A couple of posts below actually suggest living in Rio Dell. Incredible. When I was in Arcata in the 1970s that was the last place anyone wanted to go to. Quick change red lights, very hostile police and locals were the norm. If you had long hair or drove a VW Bus (I had both) going through that town could be a nightmare. About Arcata....My wife and some friends and I went back to Arcata this fall for our 30th reunion. It is still a magical place with some surprising contrasts. Arcata now has money. At the same time, it has a whole lot of people who have chosen to live on the streets. It used to be called "little Berkeley". That name is even more fitting today.

Posted by Tahira Bazile on 2005-12-13 02:01:08
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Hi everyone! I'm wondering if you can help. I"m looking for a good friend of mine from years ago...her name is Necia Stewart...she's either 25 or 26 and has a son about 3 years old. If anyone knows her could you let me know? Or let her know i'm looking for her? Thanks all!!! Tahira Bazile

Posted by breezy on 2005-12-13 00:06:07
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are you guys supposed to be hippies? because to me you sound like a whole buch of stressed angry meanies. i tried to read these comments beut i just couldnt because they were so mean. i know that i come to this website to get a good feeling and relise that not all the world is mean, but i guess you guys had to try and ruin that too. you dont need to insult other people (like their spelling).

Posted by on 2005-12-12 03:00:52
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I don't know much about Arcata, but the people who comment on this message should learn how to SPELL.

Posted by on 2005-12-08 22:52:14
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TODAY IN ARCATA First, Harry went to lunch (yes, this is a break that those of us with a job take; its a ritual participation in food, usually away from the work place and using food we bought ourselves) and was leaning on his car while smoking before coming back to work. While enjoying the love of the nicotine, a 15 year old GIRL asks for a smoke. He says no, sorry, and she says "god, you are like the 5th person I have asked!!! Everyone is a bunch of fucking assholes!!" Nice. Real NICE, missy. Somewhere downtown at about the same time, Tina and Julie step downstairs for a smoke break. A mere 15 yards away a drunk guy takes the longest piss on record right next to the fire station. As soon as he taps it, shakes it, does whatever it takes to try to avoid piss on the hands, he walks with great determination over to his buddy and shakes his hand. Yeah, it was the same hand he held his cock with. As if he didn't remember (30 seconds later) that we watched him water the telephone pole and surrounding regions, he walks right up to us and asks for a cigarette. We say no, look away while he attempts to ramble on about his lifestyle. It went something like "I am a fucking alcoholic, living on the streets, but it's cool. It's just the way I am. Hey, wait, let me tell you a joke." Linda responds, "dude, we're trying to have a break from work, so why don't you just keep on walkin' buddy." From him comes an unexpected "ok, cool, don't kick my ass, ok?" You scared, bro? You just had your cock in the wind and now you're scared of 3 chicks? Oh, wait, we aren't just *any* 3 chicks. I might've been scared too. Don't you want to move to a place where 15 yr olds bum smokes from strangers and a bum's cock holder is offered to friends as a greeting? Welcome to paradise.

Posted by ass muncher on 2005-12-08 19:17:23
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i want to comment on "Chris" from 2005-12-01 16:29:38. He and his kind are the problem with Humboldt County. Dumb fuckers who want to save things they know nothing about, who are about as useless as corn in shit, and who cant spell to save their own pathetic lives. What happened to intellectual debates about current events? Perhaps because of people like Chris, all the intellectuals left-who would want to be associated with a county full of rejects that couldnt make it in other walks of life.

Posted by js on 2005-12-08 00:18:40
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Hey! I lived in Arcata for 3 years. That place is a disgusting, depressing pit! The locals there are eye-sores. Except for the cool forests, there is nothing there but a black hole of humanity.

Posted by on 2005-12-06 18:57:22
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give Ferndale some bus I agree , Rio dell is a big city for the frame wise , U people dont for get to take a trip to Rio dell for one hour, eat down town its a lone Wildwood Ave ,

Posted by jake on 2005-12-06 18:55:10
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Humboldt county Transit, Redwood Transit Bus system sucks because they still have lousie time for bus In Scotia and Rio Dell, Trinadad , still no bus for Ferndale , You guys living in Arcata ,Eureka ,Mckennlyville , I am wondering, u folks living in humboldt, IF THEY GOT BUS going to Ferndale ,FERNDALE FERNDALE, Beautifull Ferndale Down town , Redwood Transit dose not go to Ferndale, ferndale gots so much actions and turist shops, Still no Bus to Ferndale , You cant get redwood Transit to Ferndale, a Eldery van gose to Ferndale and other citys, Redwood Transit , Give late Bus only to Eureka Arcata Mckennyville, RIO DELL Need Late Bus because all the buses during the day time Rio dell has a lot of Rider man I mean A lot of RIDERS ship, RIO DELL IS one of the few citys that could use bus till 8.00 or 9:0 Oclock , but I must say it dose take long time to get people use to the new longer bus hour, Redwood Transit Gave Rio dell bus till 6:00 leaving Bayshore mall in Eureka going back to Rio dell 6:30 was the new time they extended and for a while it only had 2 or 3 people riding the bus and it takes some time for people to know its there and people to use it, other wise 5:30 time going to RIO dell is Huge Rider Ship and I telling u Scotia and Rio dell have lots of Riders during the day, pritty full, Rio dell is 30 miles from Eureka , if they get enough riders for 6:30 then they will give us more Hours ,im havent taken the 6:30pm bus for a while, Eureka Mckennyville Trinadad ,fortuna ferndale all you guys could use the the going to Ferndale and from Ferndale if they had one and they dont, Im a hippie, Humboldt is such a beautifull place, Most never herd of Rio dell or Scotia but that good because its ganna be stayed nice , it nice because it dosent have no action , its where 3193 people live

Posted by jaynez31 on 2005-12-02 03:03:28
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Yea, many people believe intelligence design over evolution Darwinian science now a day. I think many people on this board have decent education and jobs. I got BA from Hmbodlt State and MA from Sonoma State. I am employed by the Department of Defense(Military District of Washington) just off the beltway. People like Rush or conservative ass holes are telling people such as "get job" or "get education". You people can not comprephend natural science based current education system. So, please read a bible and attend bible study. Then tell them "get a education" and "get a real job".

Posted by Eric on 2005-12-01 20:43:37
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Hi howz it. I might be moving back to the humbolt area Big Island Hawaii is to mutch drama e-mail me if u know of a place 2 do work trade or room to rent lightnere@verison.net

Posted by Paul van dyk on 2005-12-01 16:40:17
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I love to Travel , its fun Traveling to all sorts of places, I traveled to Portland and Seattle, and it was fun, I love In Humboldt county, I went to the Eureka Library and I walked up to the next floor up the stairs and I saw some kool Art works Displays for sale that people did , it was very neet, The Humboldt ART council dose some great things,I went to the library after got back from Seattle I flew up there from outta the Humboldt county airport its neet 3 hours and 50 minutes , I love traveling and art, and eny things thats fun,,,,,Seattle was fun. I went in the Space needle, and went all over I had a great trip in June............Seattle might not be for all types, its all about the individuals, Seattle rules , they had a gay section of Seattle called Capital Hill District its was speaded out , Seattle is known for the grunge citys, tho they say grunge has died down latly, Back to Humboldt county I am , Im doing very well,,,,,,,,,, Im just sticking around for now ,,,,,,,, Traveling is fun, ,,,,,,,,,

Posted by chris on 2005-12-01 16:29:38
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Save the Forest ,I wanna save the woods ,so the birds can sing and the deers have a place too live, its getting better, palco and simpson is almost gon. Did you know the Local Co-op markets only give Paper bags my know why they only give Paper bags is because ,Plastic bags are made from Potrolius Products and you cant recycle,pulp is ganna be made eny ways so its better eny ways,,,,,, but Palco and simpson are greedy rich and Palco is been going down in Scotia , Scotia is a very pritty town tho, They got a kool super market called (((( Hobys Market)) Its a very beautifull market and you can buy every thing there its in a cute little plaza, they built ,They had a old hobys matket and it burnt down in the 1992 Erth quake ,they Rebuilt the new plaza called hobys , and its got a bunch of other stores, last summer I was sleeping and they started cutting the Rio dell clifs and I did get upsets, because outta all the place they cut its gotta be the cliffs in Rio dell blufs , there cutting them and flying over with a chopper, they stoped it this year, this are kool, Palco has slowed down a lot, but they are still cutting fast some places , The state gives the oks and I think this year they got turned down so there cutting is on hold ,I havent seen eny cutting latly,

Posted by Bug-eyed Awe on 2005-12-01 08:14:18
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I can not believe the mental deterioration evident in virtually every post on this board! Talk about evidence for drugs causing permanent brain damage! Taken together, I doubt if you combined the total brain power represented here you couldn't scrape up enough IQ to blow up a ballon. If America or any nation more advanced than aboriginal Australia had to rely on the human beings congregating here for survival, I doubt it would last more than a year or two. People! What has happened to you all?! Don't you know how totally screwed up you are? Haven't you ever suspected that maybe you are a complete basket-case waiting for life to simply run over you like road-kill? Please! Improve yourself! Get an education. Get a job. Do something for human civilization. Stop dopeing yourself into oblivion.

Posted by Larry on 2005-11-25 19:52:06
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"hi,...were looking for paradise,... may we come in too?" "no!...its our paradise!...go away!" "I have spoken!....the great and terrible oz!"

Posted by jaynez31 on 2005-11-25 01:55:12
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Actually, some of homeless folks with car who used to park and living thier cars at clam beach and across from clam beach one point of history, the rest area at Trinidad, mad river beach parking lot and Eureka water front as well as around the Misson and Arcata Marsh. Well, while ago, the house used called "Hell House"(just across from Los Begal or Arcata Harbal store) where bunch of hippies and punk people were enjoying freaky meeting/partying even the rughead Pete came by the house. Nowaday, many people disturbed by the the APD, Shirif, and CHP. Some people still park around the old cremary and recycling center. Yea, In 2000, the house called Aracata Christian House, but it seems disappearing form sight. Peace from Alexandria

Posted by LARRY on 2005-11-24 21:37:14
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FUNNY,.......MOST HIPPIES I KNEW BACK IN THE 60S WERE HOMELESS AND USED CRASH PADS FOR PLACES TO SLEEP OR STAY FOR AHWILE.I GUESS WHEN YOU GET OLDER AND FIND YOURSELVES AND GET RESPONSILE YOU CERTIANLY WANT TO KEEP THE HIPPIES OUT.JUST LIKE IN THE GOOD OLD DAYS.HISTORY REPEATING ITSELF ALL OVER AGAIN.

Posted by Jim on 2005-11-23 23:23:01
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I don't buy that. Arcata isn't a place that accepts only the "acceptable". Arcata accepts all that accept.

Posted by james on 2005-11-23 12:06:13
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Shut the Homless shelters down, because people abuse them, Humboldt county is a small town, and for there to be this many homeless they all shure abuse it, Ive seen it down there in Ukiah, and you know where all the homless people go from Ukiah, They go to Humboldy county, shame, Build the homless shelter and they will come, Say no to the homless shelter, and living in a tint well if you camping then camp ,but if you plan to live in a tint for few monthes well, then shut the dam shelter down, because it isent helping them, so you that why the debate is that they dont wanna build a homeless shelter, I think they should let you stay at the homless shelter Under one Condtion and that is, you need to find a job ,and find your own place and if your not they kick you out, and a Oficer staff at the shelter need to work indivigual with each person to make sure there doing it, or they cant stay. but homless is getting out of controll and a 300 bed shelter is only ganna make things worse, and more and more homless will be here, and they will rase the crime, rob homes and rob banks , this isent so good, 300 people is a lot, I bet they wont agree to that kinda thing, they should only help humboldt county resident only, with a Humboldt county ID ,and if your from some other county then they wont let you in

Posted by james on 2005-11-23 11:51:56
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Eny of you guys tired and just wanna sit like a clown , I feel like clown, I feel like painting some paint on my face, in 80 years every thing will be the same ,This is poem, Go to school, dont tired and not go to school, I have tryed to fined a good education and its tuff, because I dont know what to study. its very hard. So what should I go to school to study, I know if I waste a nother day, I wont go to schoool,

Posted by chris on 2005-11-23 05:15:09
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Humboldt county is very pritty, O they wanna build this holmess shetler in Arcata in Ginotoli Rd, Its ganna be a shelter for 300 people , But the debate is inb Humboldt county ct. polotics, and there saying that if build it the people will come, and they dont want the people to come, because the homeless, is getting outta hand I dont know what to belive, say yes to bring peace or say no, beacuse you dont want there to be too many homelss HUmboldt is pritty place

Posted by Larry on 2005-11-22 07:18:20
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Whats spelling got to do with it? you spell it your way i will spell it mine,.deal? No need to be cruel friend.This world is already too full of that,...peace and love to you and i hope you can try creating something nice and beautiful for negativity sucks.

Posted by on 2005-11-21 15:43:02
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If you are thinking about moving to Arcata, the first step is to learn how to spell the name of the town.

Posted by Larry on 2005-11-21 12:24:56
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No,matter of fact ive never been to arcada but i plan to make the trip this summer and check it out.My point is what i stated,...that in my opinion history is repeating itself.I was around in the late 60s and i saw what a mess things were on the sunset strip and hollywood area.people seem to forget that trashed out part of an era and remember only the good things.How many of the origional hipsters crashed and burned on drugs and insane living is a nightmare in itself.most of the young then were free flowing and out for anything and it was a crazy time.few of the hip ever found utopia.Looks like we are all still trying to find it.Lets stop the war between the young and old and teach our young by example and word and deed.Aint this world a mess? stop the hate and love your brothers and sisiters who are searching for something better but perhaps are a little off the wall at times or just young and dont know the way.History is repeating itself.wake up to that!

Posted by jaynez31 on 2005-11-21 03:47:40
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Larry, do you own the "Larry's Market"? yea? Owner of the Comstock house and old Arcata Hostel, or you own the Heather Ln apartment complex?

Posted by Larry on 2005-11-20 20:13:23
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I have read most of the comments about arcada and what i see going on there is history repeating itself all over agian.The young and the old are at it again.I remember the hippies in the late 60s being talked about just like the older noe mellower folk of arcada are talking about the young ones coming there now.Drugs have changed but in the 60s acid and pot was equally freaky in its own time and place to the old gaurd.The hippies in the 60s were a pain in the ass to leaving garbag.hanging and lounging around. living off panhandling and generally being a nuisance or have the old gaurd forgotten all that by now? There was no perfect hippie kingdom ever.It was always evolving and changing.The key rock foundation of the hippie dream was to love each other and help each other.to be a family.So the young ones are messing up.Well i bet many of the old guard did plenty of that too.These kids need support, love, and guidance. many are dysfunctional and have come from homes that had little to offer in the way of love and acceptance.Others have come seeking the hippie dream."Teach your children well". Peace and Love Larry

Posted by harrison on 2005-11-16 06:04:46
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i love arcata,it treated me well,i was travelin out west from washington through orgeon,when i reached ertweaka i didnt know what to expect.i saw alot of homeless cats doin there meth,but i eventually found out about arcata,the peaple there are definatly unique,i enjoyed redwood park where everyone comes and just chills,id bust out the guitar a cat would be playin mandolin,and another would come out with a banjo,all just out of the blue,and we could play bluegrass for hours.its an amazing part of the world.its much cooler than being called a hippie mecca theres more to it than that.i would check out trinity ,garberville,redway,mendaceno,its a wonderful experience,im in school back home in georgia,but when i finish im goin back

Posted by equantity on 2005-11-15 19:41:09
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Posted by on 2005-11-14 01:23:57
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For all the peaple talking smack about Arcata and Humboldt @#$@ you. For all the peaple listening to them dont think for your selves. I was born and raised there its wounderfull. I just read about kkk and skinheads running around humboldt thats bull@#$@. I am a gay male and I always feel safe in Humboldt it is gay and hippie mecca

Posted by on 2005-11-14 01:13:28
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This is a response to Oregon Robin. Arcata california is a wounderfull place to live i am from there,Born and raised. It is NOTHING like the rest of california. It is another world not like anything you or anyone has ever seen. It is paradise, I promise if you move there you will never want to leave. To Penguin Chutney your full of @#$@. Have you ever been there? Probable not. And you talk about california B.s. the only B.s. i hear is yours. I love Oregon it is alot like Arcata same climate with good peaple. Arcata is in the top twenty most liberal places in the u.s. to live. An excellent place to raise a family. Im sick of Orgonians talking smack about californians. Southern and northern california are totally different . Arcata is full of nothing but good peaple you can be what ever you want to be and we will love you the no matter what. Can you say the same about Oregon Mr. Penguin Chutney.

Posted by OREGON ROBIN on 2005-11-11 19:22:17
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Hey, Im just getting my degree in horticulture science, broke up with boyfriend of five years and am looking for a positive fresh start, Im wondering if arcada is the place that I can find a job and put my roots down. Any advice?

Posted by Penguin Chutney on 2005-11-09 21:46:46
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Are we crazy? Why would 2 Oregonians want to move to this area? Aren't we trying to get away from all the Californians and their B.S. here in Bend? I don't know. After reading the posts on Arcata, the idea of moving to Humboldt sounds slightly insane... but then again, Bend, OR has its share of tweakers, and more than its share of millionaires and other forms of yuppie life. Anyway, we need to get the hell out of here before it comes to head. Where are our best chances of 1. Staying away from yuppies 2. Making a mostly legitimate living 3. Living near the beach 4. Being around positive people What about Mendocino County? Anything cool down there?

Posted by Daddy Bear on 2005-11-07 23:06:58
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Where is the very best place to hide out off the grid? I mean no cops or anything... thanks from an old, old, old, old hippy who got just WAAAAYYYY too famous!

Posted by Joyce on 2005-10-18 10:11:42
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Who here likes Techno music, its toobad people never listened to it,People say it is too loud or its too fast but I have expericed it to be awsome stuff, eny body like Techno DJ www.digitallyimported.com vocal trance is my favorites ,to my friend in Humboldt county , its awsome ,I live In Arcata and I cant stant it eny more, I wanna move over to Fortuna or Rio dell ,I love it over there who likes Techno , techno means love Origially for peace symboll crystall and jeff I will help you guys protest,

Posted by crystal on 2005-10-18 10:05:50
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hippee sisters and brother here a website to get longer bus hours, go to my website I made its got some good phone numbers,tho I dout it is ganna work ,I feel we should protest jeff and all you others, www.elliot2698.tripod.com

Posted by jeff on 2005-10-18 09:54:51
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Hi Crystall you live in Rio dell,scotia wow I go there a lot..... And I like Rio dell and scotia , Crystal you said you wanna protest in front of the court house, for Redwood Transit, well I would love to protest. I have been asking for late bus for Rio dell,But they wont listen yes Im open for a Protest Crystal girl,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,Eny body else up to a protest email me at palmtree1111@sbcglobal.net and I rate you Crystall and 10 because I say this is a very Important topic ((((( Peoples rites))))) ,I have heard enuff roomers about Redwood Transit in the Rio dell area Crystall you go to the beach a lot !!!!!!!!!!!! wow great place to go

Posted by Crystal on 2005-10-18 09:46:56
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Hay you guys, One good beach to go to is BAker Beach, its a nude beach, if you into nude beaches, I saw a lot of naked men there today, the beach is over Camel beach, I saw about 7 naked men no women ,so its a good beach to go to with your lesbian gay lover trust me if your looking for a great natral time yes the go to BAKER BEACH, Baker Beach)))) DIRECTIONS From 101 north, ~ 12 mi north of Arcata, take the Westhaven Exit. Turn left under the freeway, and the road will immediately "T". Go right about a quarter mile until you come to the cliff around the right-hand bend. You can check the surf from one of a couple small pull-outs overlooking and you will see some cars parked there, No there is no Parking lot ,its on the road and you will see a bunch of cars ,YES its further up from camel beach, I live In Rio dell and scotia, rite here in beatufull Humboldt county , Dose eny body in here wanna get a Redwood Transit Protest going ,in front of the court house in Eureka ,,, I would love to protest protest if some one wants to help me ,I want late bus Hours too Elliot2698@yahoo.com

Posted by Shelby on 2005-10-16 06:23:45
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I'll stick to a safe subject like Music -- great music scene going on here -- All musicians welcome. True, there is a decrease in places to play (if you want to play for money) but check out Northcoastjournal.com for the club scene --- Coop board for listings of musicians wanted -- the great music store next to Bagel Shop or the one in Sunnybrae. My guy is playing tonight with Joanne Rand at Red Raddish in Blue Lake -- If you don't like the club scene, you might check out the various faire scenes around town -- lots of choices.

Posted by jaynez31 on 2005-10-15 16:13:10
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When mong people settled in Eureka couple decade ago, people in Eureka had violent protests and harrasments against Mong people. ACLU people(Prof Smith, Tom Okazaki and various white folks) intervened and worked with EPD and county sheriffe's office to reduce violence. In 1860's, several hundred Wiyot People were hatched by local rednecks and Lumber Jacks; Carson(His residence is still over looking the indian island) , connry is son of Kloggen who used own Maple creek ranch (direct decendant is former County DA. Leonard Conry who is friend of John Buffington and 1980's title of the ranch was trensfered to local lumber company), John Laraby(now his former rach site is called laraby vally), and local entepeter, and law enforcement poeple. http://www.wiyot.com/history.htm 1990s there were several neo Nazi skin head were formd in Mckinlyville, Fortuna, and Eureka; aka White rose, my girlfriend's boyfriend was trying to establish KKK in Eureka. Humboldt county, this rednecky tradition still continues now a day. Many non-white people are comfortable living in white nieborhood which incolude professor Nathan Smith. His wife Pacila onece told me that thier neibor(Cutten, Eureka) still ignored and harrassed the family(Pro Smith is black and Pacilila is from Pacific Islander). Onece stepped out Arcata, somehow, there is harsh world for non-white people out there. Peace and love http://www.littlestevensundergroundgarage.com/psychedelic/13thfloorelevators.html

Posted by jake on 2005-10-15 01:28:27
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Ive been thinking lately about returning to the north coast area for a while, im pretty much your basic burned-out-on-regular-life person, living in san diego. i was up there for a few months in 97 stayin in eureka (!). and arcata on the weekends and stuff. but a lot of the posts here have turned me off to the idea, cause i guess things sure have changed. the tweakers were already rampant even then though, and i can imagine what its like now. But this place is magical, even if some of the kids up there are ruining (or have already) the vibe. the shitty thing is that ive decided to change my lifestyle to being more of a "traveler" a lot later in life than most ppl (28) and apparently the town has gotten aggro on the street kids, and rightfully so if what they say is true. OK now the bright side-- (hopefully) As far as new ppl contributing to the community..what do you suggest? ive seen a lot of posts on here saying contribute or dont come, well throw some ideas out there. It's a shame that street leeches have ruined your area, and i feel for ya, but it would be an even bigger shame to drive you to the point of total bitterness. My main contribution to society is music, hah yeah laugh it up, me and everyone else, right? well yes and no, I'm no genius in music but i do know how to lay down a groove that wont ever die, happy sounds, and not just BS jammin on the sidewalk (no offense to that though cause some of the best jams come in the most unlikely places). anyone ever play the bar scene or whatever else you got goin up there? i'd like to hear from someone about this. drop me an email and tell me whats dealio. would it be better to bring a band with me or try to get one together there? ( psychadelic jam band --of course, what else?) what do the honest travelin kids do to support themselves? im kinda lazy but always manage to work hard enough to stay afloat. can someone survive bein a street musician in humboldt? when i was there it became obvious like my 1st day there that work was scarce and seasonal, ( i came in january LOL!)managed to score a decent part timer in eureka but it didnt last long cause like lots of other ppl, they didnt need me, it was just a lil mom and pop business. Im lookin to go to humboldt this spring, hang out for a while, chill, make my own way, not lookin for a free ride, never will spange unless im absolutely down and out, and just need some words of encouragement, advice and ideas. if things are really going as sour in arcata as some of you say it is, them maybe another head to help turn the tide back to the way it should be would be a good thing If anyone has any useful advice for me you can email me at brother_esau77@yahoo.com

Posted by Shelby on 2005-10-14 05:40:59
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To all those who want to live here --- for how long? A real job? A "seasonal" job? You must ask yourself these questions. Winter weather sucks here -- rain and fog. Late summer is the best. For the lady who is asking if black/white couples blend here better than city - no way. Recently took a good friend (black) to Costco in Eureka with his new wife (white ) from England --- They almost didn't let them check out on my card --- I can't believe the racism here -- Want to hang out on the Arcata plaza -- It is true, you can smoke a big fatty on the plaza and the cops seem to turn a blind eye --- The three local bars on the plaza on squirming with drunks at night - could be fun -- The store owners are fed up with the amount of "homeless" on the plaza. Are you really homeless or just passing by? If you want a real job, could be tough. Some of the highest unemployment around here. Pot industry is going strong -- DA is soft on drugs --- seems every person I cross is just finishing up their harvest and looking to pay high bucks for clippers --- Anything is possible -- For those of you wh

Posted by John Smith on 2005-10-11 00:53:49
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frequent fatal accidents (don't drive fast here!), bad place to raise a family, not a lively place most people don't stay here long and shouldn't. Are the people here open minded? Sure. Just don't do anything out of the ordinary. If you have money try Mckinnelyville, Arcata or the outskirts there but avoid living in Eureka.

Posted by John Smith on 2005-10-11 00:52:56
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frequent fatal accidents (don't drive fast here!), bad place to raise a family, not a lively place most people don't stay here long and shouldn't. Are the people here open minded? Sure. Just don't do anything out of the ordinary. If you have money try Mckinnelyville, Arcata or the outskirts there but avoid living in Eureka.

Posted by APS on 2005-10-10 21:59:30
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ARCATA..SO MUCH FOR DIVERSITY? WERE EXACTLY ARE U COMING FROM WITH THAT STATEMENT? IS ARCATA OPEN TO DIFFERENT TYPES? IS EUREKA OPEN TO DIFFERENT TYPES OF PEOPLE...I HAVE READ THE POST ON THIS SITE AND SEE MANY NEGATIVE AND POSITIVE COMMENTS BUT, PREFER TO MAKE MY OWN OPINION ABOUT A PLACE. I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW IF PEOPLE IN NORTHERN CA. ARE OPENMINDED? I AM VERY OPEN TO PEOPLE GENDER, RACE, ETHNIC, RELIGIOUS BACKGROUND...THIS IS WHAT MAKES THE WORLD GO AROUND. WOULD APPRECIATE COMMENTS IN REGARD TO MY FIRST POST...THANKS

Posted by HA on 2005-10-10 13:58:27
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arcata ... so much for diversity.

Posted by APS on 2005-10-10 07:47:25
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I HAVE BEEN RESEARCHING THE AREA OF ARCATA AND EUREKA FOR SEVERAL WEEKS AND I AM REALLY CONSIDERING MOVING OUT THERE. I LIVE IN A TOWN ABOUT THE SIZE OF EUREKA THAT IS ON THE WATER AND VERY FESTIVE AND FULL OF ART AND CULTURE. I LIVE IN ALABAMA AND AM IN A BIRACIAL RELATIONSHIP WHICH IS RATHER DIFFICULT IN THIS PART OF THE USA!!! I AM WHITE AND MY BOYFRIEND IS BLACK. WE ARE A VERY LAID BACK DOWN TO EARTH COUPLE. HOW WOULD IT BE FOR US OUT THERE. WOULD IT BE BETTER TO BE IN A BIGGER CITY? I WAS LOOKING FOR AN AREA SUCH AS THIS CLOSE TO SIZE AND CULTURE BUT LESS DISCRIMINATION AND MORE OPENMINDNESS. I WOULD APPRECIATE OPEN, HONEST, KIND REPONSES..WE LOVE ONE ANOTHER VERY MUCH AND ARE LOOKING TO MAKE SOME CHANGES IN OUR LIFE...APPRECIATE THE FEED BACK...ALABAMA

Posted by on 2005-10-07 12:40:11
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Hey, I am thinking about traveling out there this winter...HOW'S THE WEATHER? and man is it as good as it sounds?

Posted by Ben on 2005-10-03 02:21:14
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Hey guys I'm from Pennsylvania and trying to check out the California scene during my Spring break (march 4-11). Arcata sounds like a cool hippy town with with some nice beachs. Can a couple 21 year olds who know how to party spend a week here and have fun. Any other ideas would be cool so if you got some email me @ swifto23@hotmail.com

Posted by sad andy on 2005-09-23 20:30:06
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i want to check this place out can some1 email akbound420@hotmail.com

Posted by sakefacemcgee on 2005-09-21 21:34:54
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hey all you lovely people. I ramdomly came across this webpage while researching "transients" in the Arcata community, and humboldt in general. I'm doing a research project, and potential problem solving plan creation...in regards to the increasing and consistant transient (and by this I mean people who are moving through the humboldt area, i.e. the people who you see around the plaza and at the transit center, NOT homeless families. i realize there is a difference between the two:). I read a few comments on this page and it seemed like there are many perspectives on this issue. I wanted to put this comment out to all you people and see if any of you would be willing to email me your opinions on the issue. It can remain anonomous and I won't judge...I just want to see all sides. my email address is lgpooch@hotmail.com. if anyone is interested, please email me your perspective on this issue. thank so much!

Posted by rosie on 2005-09-20 07:28:33
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My name is rosie and Im hippeeeee Is it ok for me to Travel on Redwood Transit,its dose seem strange enuff,I live in Fortuna, as soon as late bus is available then im ganna stay out very late and have some fun for you Ladybird johnson,dose eny body here know who Ladybird Johnson well I was driving up 2 hours north of trinadad and there was this park called Ladybird johnson state park and o that name was strange I finally found out what ladybird johnson was, President Johnson's wife Ladybird johnson and she loves birds , I love birds so if its ok for you guys for me to Travel on Redwood Transit then thanks, I go on rides to see the nature ,Redwood transit is like a bus ride into nature. Who know when well get Late bus Hours for all the south bound, Rio dell ready ,I agree they are a pritty big pleace, dont forget Julia Butterfly she is a real women Rosie

Posted by Linda on 2005-09-20 07:11:34
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Hi guys I agree Reguarding Redwood Transit. They do need late bus Fortuna and Rio dell. yes I have had trouble with the whole thing. I have asked and they say no and there isent enuff riders. Fortuna is the 4th biggest city in Humboldt county and bus is 6:32 for the last one. Rio dell is the 5th biggest city. Yes good topic you guys this is hippie land and traveling is fun Freedon of speech and is there a voice to be heard, I love you guys and dont for get to love me for who I am because gas is too much ,Ill use there gas for with a 50 dollor bus pass unlimited rides not bad guys Im going to the beach today seeya later

Posted by Brian on 2005-09-20 07:01:50
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september 19th. 2005, Fortuna Rio dell scotia Bus Problems, Hippie Redwood transit Bus Problems for late route, If you ride the Redwood Transit, and you live In Fortuna ,or Rio dell Scotia ,then theres been problems with late bus, I have been asking for a late bus for the south route and they wont do it, Redwood transit leave Eureka mall around 6:32pm and thats the last route going south to Fortuna and Rio dell , sucks beacuse I want to do more over in Eureka and I wont be able to have all the options, because the last bus is 6:32 pm so I have to go home, Its Unfair,So to all of you guys out there Please keep asking and soon it will happen

Posted by jeeves on 2005-09-20 03:30:45
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I dont know just writing random stuff that supposed to make sense I need a beer I like family guy. Um Humboldt rocks I live in Georgia. sweet home alabama is my favorite song. I am in need of serious help wish I could move to Humboldt. I havent had a girlfriend in like 10 yrs. I need a girl right after my beer. I need to go to college and stop living with my mom. I mean I'm 28 for gods sake! what a loser! anyway life is tto short to be cooped up in this godawful town. I need to get away for a long time. I just got a dog and he rocks named him Bubba lol.

Posted by froglicker on 2005-09-20 03:25:52
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Humboldt is pretty cool if you can past all the college kid yuppies. There r so many its insane. But, I do love being near the ocean. It's definately better then most places I have lived before. It's chic yet hippy I like that. Do I sound like a poser I dont care. Before I moved here I thought it was gonna be totally different then what it is. Like the people would be so nice but I find out that people are cliqish as hell and sometimes downright snobby. The festivals like the 420 fest every year is pretty fun. I really like going to things like that. The economy here in Humboldt is pretty bad though. Itds hard to find s legitamit job and housing is expensive as hell. But I guess everything is expensive in California and it's only going to get worse. The thing I like the most about here is how people arent afraid to stand up for what they want. Like voting to keep corperate places out and fighting for pot laws and stuff like that. I have yet to go to any colleges here yet but I think I will start that in the spring. HSU seems cool but I might just go to CR. I don't know yet. All I know is that I want to study history that seems so interesting to me. Humboldt County is like the well kept secret of California. Hopefully in a few yrs this place will not be starting to look like San Francisco. It sucks that its right on The San Andreas Fault. A big Tsunami would really total the place. Hopefully a big earthqukae will not happen for a long time. If I were to comment on somone moving here, I would have to say research it first to find out what you really want in a place. I mean do you like hippies cuz there are tons here. Do you want to go to college because there is that here 2. The redwoods are amazing and the ocean too!

Posted by redwood god on 2005-09-19 16:11:18
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arcata is the shit I love it here so much I would never want to live anywhere else I have lived in cities like NY and SF and I swear this place is the best

Posted by little girl on 2005-09-19 16:09:47
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some chick I was talkin to got all bent about me usin her Email address lol I dunno why I did it hahaha. I wish I could delete a comment here I feel bad.

Posted by vishiskitten on 2005-09-09 12:13:39
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I have lived in Arcata for 3 yrs and I really like it here. I am a shy girl though and it's kinda hard for me to meet people. The thing that I don't like about Humboldt is there is no punk scene at all. I don't like jam bands or reggae so sometimes I feel so out of place. Of course it is so beautiful though. I mean the ocean and the redwoods! What more could you ask for! I am a bi girl and I'm glad that people are so cool about that stuff here! There is such a diversity of people here, and I like that. I really like the 50s pin up look and it seems there are a lot of those chicks here. Where is the punk though? If anyone knows of some cool punk shows you can Email me at vishiskitten@yahoo.com. It would be cool if a cute girl Emailed me! I just need a good punk show!

Posted by jaynez31 on 2005-09-07 04:50:24
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Please enjoy my favarite music. http://www.littlestevensundergroundgarage.com/psychedelic/13thfloorelevators.html http://www.drugmusic.com/ love and peace

Posted by jaynez31 on 2005-09-06 03:11:20
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Ohh my god, while ago, the city manager tried to change a name to "Del Rio" in order to wipe out negative image and its nature. How's is the Wildwood Fesitival? Compare with Arcata's Hemp Fesitival, Oyster, Farmer's Market. Ohh, well the wildwood fes is like McKinlyvill's pony express day right? How the streets improvement? When I was there pot holes everywhere. Yes, I used to live in Rio Del(Tolman Place) for 8 month. I think most people still working at PALCO and Eel River Saw Mill right? Say hi to "Mel"(?) used to dopy biker turned to the HART program's DUI instructor. Peace and love from Alexandria Virginia.

Posted by chris on 2005-08-30 06:43:09
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I just moved to Rio dell, and Im going to HSU, this year 2005, Rio dell very boring also, I love the nature down by the river, One Problem is the Longer Bus hours for all of the south bound Fortuna ,rio dell both get bus till 6:35, I wish I could out and smell the lovely some thing to do, man gas here is 3 dollors so the car need to stay at home, can eny body give me some Ideas, I love Rio dell I decided im not leaving for nobody ok, because this town is the best, and Im not letting Humboldt Transit make me leave because it not that bad, just a few longer bus hours extensions well makes us have the longer we need, Burn some Natral Anise it smells so good it smells like Lickorish,peace and be on earth ok

Posted by hunnyKAT on 2005-08-19 06:20:00
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yo.. I don'know how else to get a message out the rest of the kidz out in Humbolt ...earlier this year Devin Crobear moved out to arcata from Colorado..this kid goes by lots of namez but my girl heard hes cookin at some organic cafe out there. If anyone can let him know theres alot of peeps looking for him and he needs to WIZE UP! and be a man and come take care of his baby girl who needs him.- apologez to the family for this but we dont know how else to find him.

Posted by flowerfreakoyea on 2005-08-18 06:44:54
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HOWDY!! everybody I just moved into my HSU dorm yesterday. I am really bored, any down to earth, laid back stoners hit me up I am dying for some fun.......For anybody wondering...Arcata is a most beautiful place inside and out. Everybody is real chill! ~~Andrea B

Posted by jaynez31 on 2005-08-18 05:26:48
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Hi, folks, while I was in Humboldt county, I met many bum people, homeless, tweekers from Pelican bay or San quintin with parole status, or peace livin bum people in Arcata. People, look at the endovor(Arcata house) staff, county mental health staff, HSU studnets/staff, or some "I" street manager, HRC, and the "Cross Road" people, and the Detox folks(little bit exteded to Eureka) as well as former Hell house residence in Arcata. We were/are pretty much fucked up bums in Arcata (and Eureka more exact). However, most former tweekers decided work and live in Eureka though, I never ever forget I was in Arcata since 1989 to 2000. love

Posted by Tall Michael on 2005-08-18 03:34:24
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I stumbled across this site, looking up info about the church building I built on the South Jetty in 1996 (Nancy Dervin dreamt up the idea and wrangled to get the lumber, and lots of folks helped here and there, but I designed, framed and roofed the thing). As for the people who used to live there, I found a few living in the trailer court at King Salmon a couple of years ago. I lived on the South Jetty for a month in 1972, before there was a camp there. I got preached to a lot by the young folks at Lighthouse Ranch then, and lived there a few days to work on my car. Nice folks -- I gave my heart to God the next year, on Albion Ridge in Mendocino County. My daugher lived in Arcata a few years ago, going to Humboldt State. First Baptist Church there had a really good program going for the college kids, and nearly all my daughter's friends went into the mission field after graduating. She's been living in China the past four years, and married a Chinese businessman -- a young man who really has his head together, unlike yours truly. My son lived near her in China for a year, before going to Malaysia this summer to work with autistic children. If you haven't guessed it, I'm a proud papa. "Mountain Man" was right about there being virtually no work in Humboldt County. At least that was the case in the mid-90s. I have a BS in Chemistry, and tried twice, unsuccessfully, to get work cleaning poop out of animal cages. What really hurt, was that one of the employers was a friend of mine! As for those homeless folks who got kicked off the Jetty in '97, they were a flea-bitten lot; but they looked after one another and had a real community, and I loved being around them. If anyone comes across Casey & Linda, Nita and her kids & grandkids, Philco, Billy and all the toe-heads, give them my love. Shalom shalom from Eugene.

Posted by Jay on 2005-08-17 23:22:32
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Some of you are right on- the people in Arcata are sick of "travelers", "transients", "drainbows?" "hippies" "dread-heads" or whatever you want to call them. The town in unbalanced- too many of these people sucking the life out of the town equals a total lack of diversity. Too many of one kind of plant choke the garden. If you are one of these types, stay away. There is a movement to get rid of you and the people there have decided not to give money to panhandlers (if you don't like pigeons messing up the sidewalk, don't feed them). The problem with panhandlers is they take money away from the sick, old, and crazy, who really need the money to survive. So, stay away. Go somewhere else. Shoo!

Posted by jazz on 2005-08-17 22:57:54
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This site really has me thinking twice about Arcata- my boyfriend was living in Arcata for a few months before we met- homeless, but not spanging and bumming off of other people and making his own way- and I came across country from the east coast and stayed with some friends in Bend, OR and am getting ready to hike down to Arcata to meet him and chill there for a little while. I have money, and I don't bum unless completely necessary, and I WORK (mostly landscaping, daily labor, temp stuff because I travel a lot.) Now I am seeing all of this controversy from the two sides of the people in Arcata, and it seems like war. Arcata, which I want to come to because I HAVE always heard about the kind people, liberal environment, and beautiful redwoods, and prime camping conditions is seeming less and less appealing to me. Can someone with a real feel for Arcata, not dreamy and bum-friendly or super conservative on the bum- thing and anti-homeless and anti-traveler give me a bit of input? Is there no happy medium in this town? You can email me at loojahloo@yahoo.com please.

Posted by Gene Caldwell on 2005-08-11 02:52:35
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I guess you can also email me at radioheadfull@yahoo.com

Posted by Gene Caldwell on 2005-08-11 02:41:11
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Hello. I'm looking for an old friend named Scott Clore. He used to live in San Diego and now I believe he lives in Arcata. He's approximately 35 years of age, caucausion with dread locks. If anyone knows him, please tell him to contact Gene at 858-385-9455. Thanks

Posted by OreIRIEnatgal:) on 2005-08-10 18:00:43
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HEy peoples.... Yeah I can agree with alot on here about the street urchens is what I would like to refer them to as well as DUPPIES!!!I lived in Arcata for 7 years where I alowed the land to heal me from the inside out. I am still involved with the community there(MATEEL) and with birth activisim, however, when I gave birth to my first child I decided that the rift/raft was too intense for me, cheesy street people persistant, and to me scary as a mom. So I moved home to ORegon where Original HIP people reside, and the land is UNTOUCHED in some parts. I love it. With my second child on the way I was able to find a LAY midwife and start my beautiful family, and I am able to walk with my children without harassment. Also My husband was able to find a awesome job up here. CALIFORNIA is overated, property is too expensive, and it's unfortunate for me to hear that parents are worried about their kids out there. REST ASSURE YOURSELF they won't go hungry @ that food bank! which is keeping all of the street kids fed well. Peace out to all my SPIRITUAL MENTORS. Peaceful states of minds to all seekers. Much LOVE and RESPECT>>>>email>>>natbirthing@charter.net

Posted by jaynez31 on 2005-08-08 01:43:12
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Hey people, what's happned the "Pete". Before the envevor, was in near the church food distribution day, I used to give my food stamp in exchange, he bought me some cheep beers. Is Pete sitll go to the Food Endevor? peace

Posted by local boy on 2005-08-05 19:02:06
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This is a great community. Unless you are a low life scum bag that begs change instead of getting a job. The towns folk are tired of the flood of "bums by choice". Usually freindly inhabitants of this little jewel are making drastic changes to get rid of the human waste that flows into town. Hope all you hippy dippies can either contribute to Arcata or go somewhere else. Everything is not FREE and that includes the buds!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by woodlander on 2005-08-01 02:20:08
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Arcata is a great place to live (or visit). I have lived here for a relatively short time (5 years). In that time, the tide has started to turn against the transient parasites that have abused the charity of the townspeople. Arcata has a long tradition of support for the needy. Most people are proud of that.For anyone looking for a nice place to live and raise a family, this is one of the best places in the country. It is just becoming a little less cordial to the people who don't contribute anything and expect others to support them.

Posted by zowell on 2005-07-28 23:11:12
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I found this site wile looking to find some people like me, all I found about this town is that both sides have me convenced that I will never come there, that could be a loss or not, so continue to sit back and bitch about what is wrong, hate the misguided rather then help them learn, and watch your town continue to go down the shithole. once people worked togather to stop a war! now you cant even seem to find a way to give what you lerned to the young who went there seeking. maybe they went there looking for drugs or an easy way out. but when they got there that is just what they found! they did not arive and have some of the elders from the hippie days passing on what they have learned works and what they learned did not! some say hippies started the drug movment now it has come back to bite you in the ass. it is time to keep what was good and take responcibilty for what was creaited that is not and, come togather like we once did long agaio. lost people are just that, lost!

Posted by rachel on 2005-07-27 21:26:23
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Have you noticed people up there are ugly?

Posted by rachel on 2005-07-27 21:24:35
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Most people that I know from Arcata are losers and never get out of there. I think it is really sad. I can't believe people are actually proud to be from there.

Posted by dominic on 2005-07-27 15:10:57
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anyway, got cut off... long story short, arcata is awesome if you're going there to chill and experience the culture. i was in san fransico and was heading to corvallis, and i stopped in arcata just for the saturday market...watched a brazillian dance performance, met a beautiful woman, and went to a drum circle in the park where woman belly danced and pipes of dank herb circled. only in arcata... anyway, i say hold a town meeting and make a law against spanging, then post a cop 24 hrs in the square...but there probably isnt money for that is there? i probably dont sound like a hippie with that suggestion, but you know what? fuck those kids, when i lived in arcata they just wanted to crash on my floor and eat my food. ive seen them stand in front of a car with a mom and four kids in it and scream at her for almost running them over, when they were standing in the road arguing with each other. i live in what many people call a "ghetto" (just because its mostly black and poor), and believe me, the city people here who are fucking gang members are more respectable than a lot of these hippies and so-called gutter punks. but remember, im only talking about the travelling kids who go to arcata and hope for someone to magically drop a pound of reefer on their heads. all the hippies with homes are fine, and some of the travelers are really sweet too. the women there are gorgeous...

Posted by dom on 2005-07-27 03:49:03
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could say a lot about arcata...first of all, many of the drainbows aren't hippies: they dont look like hippies, they dont call themselves hippies, and they dont listen to hippie music. they're just street kids from all over the country who've lived on the streets in other places and come to arcata because a.) there is less crime there than many of the big cities b.) the weather is almost always good to sleep outside c.) the cops are way nicer than they are in big cities (no matter how mean they get in arcata, they're still nicer than most cops in big cities) d.) there are lots of cheap drugs, and lots of eager customers. and a side note is the endeavor, which for whatever reason puts up with verbal abuse from these kids. that doesn't mean that the hippies aren't prone to spanging with agression, ripping people off, or

Posted by mom on 2005-07-26 21:14:40
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Drainbow's suck...what is a drainbow? I wrote the other post about my daughter moving to northern california...she is working and living with others, so I don't think she is a drainbow at this point. Don't know your age...but I was part of the hippie movement.....kind of on the fringe. You sound really pissed off..and rightly so. But I think you don't have a grip on the reality of the "first" hippie movement. Many of them did the same things you are so angry about now...they claimed to love the environment, yet used protected land-many of them were dirty, spread disease, many, many were into stealing to support drug habits....they had little respect for other people's space... Just wanted to clarify that, because even back then, it was the part that disgusted me about the two-faced hippie movement. The most classic example is to re-watch the movie "Woodstock". Yeah, watch the very end when hundreds of volunteers cleaned up the filth and garbage left by all the hippies. Our rights end where the other person's rights begin..they did then and they do now. Good luck in your quest to clean up your area...I am not writing this to criticize your feelings about that...just to clarify that the hippie movement that is once again alive and well in parts of our country is not so very different than the one 30 years back. Mom from Indiana

Posted by drainbows suck on 2005-07-20 23:42:13
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First of all...for all of you 'know it alls' on how 'kind' Arcata is, it's ARCATA, not Arcada or Arcadia...get a clue, and, btw, get the hell out of my town... I'm sick of you ignorant f'ks spreading the word about how 'kind' it is to be a big fat drainbow on my once beautiful plaza. I'm over the puppy (who never seem to become 'dogs'---kindness means caring for your pets, yo) yanking dirt heads spanging downtown. The endeavor is a nightmare---free showers, food and laundrey for all the lazy patchwork schmucks that wanna freeload on a once wonderful service for those REALLY in need. You have to CONTRIBUTE something to be a part of a community, not suck it dry. Mind you, I love Arcata, I've lived here for 12 years. Please, I do welcome all of you that wanna come here for school, to raise your kids, get out of suburbia, etc. BUT...if you're thinking of coming here because you have no money and hear it's an easy ride, and will say to me: "hey, kind sister, spare a nug?!"...I will do my best to personally drive you out of what used to be my personal haven...thanks for ruining it you lazy, trustfunding, wookies... And...please...do not call these gutter punks 'hippies'---so far from it. I was raised in a grateful dead family in the bay area in a scene where the hippies were true...they contributed to the betterment of all. Far from what we see on our plaza these days. For all of you fucks that keep recommending camping in our protected environments---GET A CLUE!!!! It's hardly 'green' to destroy this beautiful landscape with these 'freaks' trash and shit, (and I mean human feces), littering what was once pristine. NO, you cannot camp in our community forest---and, ranger bob is not 'evil' for preventing you from doing so. Stay out of our marsh---which is a huge preserved area that is being destroyed by drainbows, and should be (and has been in the past) an environment for study for many of the wildlife, biology, watershed, etc...depts. for students. THANKS! So 'kind' of you to destroy some of the last vestiges of protected land on the west coast. How 'conscious' of you... When your broke and spanging on the plaza, PLEASE think twice about breaking in and stealing from our struggling small businesses...sorry that you aquired a heroin addiction on your visit to the redwoods, but these struggling folks don't deserve to pay for it---esp. since you ruined their source of clientele by driving all the decent folks out of the area... get real, what was once a utupia is now sapped dry from greedy folks like yourself, that are looking for a kind place to freeload...that's a big difference from free-living...so step off... DO NOT COME HERE IF YOU HAVE NOTHING TO CONTRIBUTE...'CAUSE THE LOCALS ARE SICK OF TAKING CARE OF AND CLEANING UP AFTER YOU LOSERS!!!! someone needs to redefine the term 'hippie' so that 'drainbows' and 'wooks' do NOT ruin what was once a beautiful lifestyle...

Posted by vegan's mother on 2005-07-13 03:58:58
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My son, david, is tree sitting in the Redwoods. We heard from him for the first time in 3 weeks today. If you see him, tell him HI and to call us again sometime soon. He left high school to travel and has been in Arcata for about a month now. He too decided he had enough of people telling him what to do and wanted to travel and see the country. I just hope that he realizes that someday he has to actually grow up. He thinks that "sticking it to the man" is the way to go for now. How interesting that by doing that he is still accepting handouts, food stamps and welfare. How is that being independent? He is accepting things to survive from the same "crappy government" that he wants to rail against. Just because you are 18 doesn't mean you know it all. If you did, you would graduate from high school and be an adult instead of a bratty kid who wants everything his way!

Posted by hippie's mom on 2005-07-11 02:57:19
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I'm reading all of this site with a lot of interest because I am the mom of one of the kids who thought heading to northern california would be nirvana (I guess). She's been there almost 3 years...we helped support her for the first 2. (Indiana folks here) What I think I have now, is a daughter who thinks everything we stand for and have worked for is some right wing conspiracy. Her code is to just smoke or drink a bit and forget your cares...and to me, it's an excuse for you young folks- not to find yourself and "rediscover" nature-but as another post reiterated-to use your parents (or society's) money to put off being a productive citizen or student or volunteer. ( And find a town, or area where you can be a deadbeat and surround yourself with others who don't call you on it.) Newsflash....you'd be amazed at how about 90% of the real hippies turned out as adults.....yep-those that are not still burnouts or overdosed, are teachers, ministers, doctors, CEOs, nurses, tradespeople, and politicians...republican and democrat. And, the very diversity and "love" you so desperately "believe in"-is a crock when all you do is bash on the way you were raised, and anybody that NOW doesn't agree with your left wing views of life. Most of you are way too young to have any clue about life, relationships, the global economy and war (by the way-the United States did not start wars and capitalism-both of these have been around for thousands of years) I support fully any young person-my daughter included-that looks hard at our society and sees a whole bunch of things that are wrong with it. But unless you are prepared to find your own way and live in this country as a productive person, a friend of others-including your family- even as a mom, I say- go find another country to live in then. I am not a flag waving right wing extremist...just a midwestern mom of 3 that finds all this really interesting in trying to figure out my kid. I've been to Arcata...seemed like a nice enough place...but it also seems many of you are there for the wrong reason, and it will not make you happy over the long haul if your reason to go there is to escape, not discover and move on. If you are young, take some time to find what you want to do, but be a nice person while you are at it....and think about what you are inside as part of this society. Thanks for reading my vent.

Posted by Rodney L. Merrill on 2005-06-29 19:09:29
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As for the comments about cracking down in the downtown area, with more to come, I'd have to say its true. I have a sister-in-law who lives in Arcata and she is actively involved in "cleaning up the downtown." She and I argue a great deal about how far is appropriate in a so-called "democractic free society." My contention is that a democratic society must always allow for minority views and minority lifestyles and that it must always have public spaces where these differences must be respected. Seeing and being around people you might not associate with is simply a part of being in public and not something to be swept away. While certain behaviors can be regulated, you can not properly punish a person for what they are. Of course, I am beating my head against the wall. I expect she and her sympathizers will prevail. The downtown business zone is struggling to survive and having the streets lined with menacing panhandlers certainly does not help - particular since women statistically do 80% of all the spending. I hope they don't go overboard. The slackers and the hippies are an important influence in the cultural ecology of the north coast that keeps it a mellow haven and protects it from the slash and burn mentality of the redneck population. I wish people would put a lot more energy into making it a place that can work for everyone and a lot less into creating enemies, then trying to eliminate them.

Posted by Rodney on 2005-06-29 18:48:26
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re: Arcata coffee Its hard to tell anyone where the good coffee is because everyone has thier own idea of good. But, here goes ... I love the work done by Muddy Waters in Arcata. They roast their own and while it is a dark roast they stop short of the slightly scorched flavor of Starbucks. The barristas are well trained so its always good. And they are mostly fun people. Whenever I visit my alma mater, I always make a stop at Muddy Waters.

Posted by hatinonandrew on 2005-06-22 05:21:53
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I'm looking for a Andrew Thomas, scawney lil fella with a big idea bout himself. he's there in Arcata if anyone know's him tell him to holla back

Posted by andrew on 2005-06-21 01:15:36
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hey people, i just ran across this site for the first time today and it interested me. i live in wisconsin, but i will be attending HSU this fall, 2005. if anyone at all wants to contact me...locals, incoming or already HSU students, etc. about the "scene" or whatever, please email me at young_plant@yahoo.com. thanks.

Posted by elf on 2005-06-19 05:06:18
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yup, did the 4:20 thing gotta say no other day like 4:20 in arcada. But if you're sqautting not a good idea. FEAR RANGER BOB!!!!! and spange is terrible, but the endeavor lives on.any questions or wanna hear asome fucking down stories contact me at myspace under elf. So yup rockon portly snacth... yar!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by UpInHeeuh on 2005-06-17 00:16:47
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Arcata...Yes, there are some very cool people who live here who not only have an evolved world-view and a kind heart, but are disciplined about maintaining their beliefs in practice. These people are the heart and soul of the town, and they are a diverse crowd. Yes, the town is mostly, if not all, white, and, I might add, Compton is mostly, if not all, black. Does that mean Arcata is not a diverse town? Of course not, you will see people from different races, but you're an idiot if you judge the town on this merit alone, you cannot expect it to be a Los Angeles this far north. And yes, there are also some freaky people - a bizarre and racist hick element is alive and well in Arcata. It's the country, after all. Yes, the nature is amazing, the redwoods and the beaches are heavenly. The land is still the number one attraction in this part of California for all types of people, not just hippies, and one of the main reasons why people stay after visiting or graduating from HSU. The land also has a profoundly transformative spiritual affect on people's lives, (probably the biggest reason why people come here, to be healed in some way by the land) so much so that they find themselves becoming activists to protect what is left of so much that has been taken without humility, such as my friend Shunka Wakan - God bless them all. Yes, the town also attracts a lot of deadbeats in the summer, kids and weirdos of the wrong sort with no respect or maturity, it's unfortunate. People are at where they're at. And yes, the cops have made some bad choices in maintaining order. And yes, the whole situation has detracted from the spirit and image of the community. But you are more likely to find some pretty bright people, young and old, who just want to experience the nature and meet other like-minded people, have experiences, and make friends. In many ways, it's still 1970 in Humboldt, and everyone wants to feel the spirit of those times. The police mostly just want keep order and preserve the image of their town. Berkeley, as an example, in 1970 was an amazing place, incredible people found themselves there, and the trouble makers came there too, and there was also Governor Reagan invading with the National Guard, etc., in other words, nothing has changed. As far as the bad things that go on, that's life. It's a hippie haven with problems because it's inhabited by humans, but a cool hippie haven nevertheless. If you're a good person, you'll find the good people, and there are many here, and if you're out looking for trouble, you'll attract it and start it as well, and draw your own karma. So if you come to Arcata, come with the understanding that people are the same wherever you go, whether they are "hippies" or not, be open to the nature, hug a redwood, take a nap on the beach, pray for and avoid the ignorant, show respect for the town and the people who live there (because, after all, Arcata exists because of them), figure out your lodging, bring enough money, read your Walt Whitman, and keep a journal of your experiences. My guess is you'll one day want to come back to Arcata.

Posted by peterpain on 2005-06-15 22:25:37
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arcata R.I.P the old ways here are gone, the city's have evicted the scum tweekers and they have invaded the quiet town of arcata, the cops have become trigger happy with there zapperz, there is sooooooo much wrong with this town, wanna friendly hippie town? try missoula montana.

Posted by joshhannum@hotmail.com on 2005-06-15 11:13:27
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grandpa you lost me. arcata is a shithole.

Posted by grandpa on 2005-06-15 11:12:39
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what is the deal with all the brothers in arcata calling themselves "bartholomuew" and talking in a faux-surfer accent? How can there be ten black barts in one little town?

Posted by Rachael on 2005-06-09 04:12:17
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Yeah, I've lived in Humboldt County all my life. It's the most beautiful place to be, that's for sure. -Rachael

Posted by ThomperYT on 2005-06-06 21:32:10
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I was along time resident of Arcata, and am married to a local who grew up in Arcata for 25 years. While some of these posts are accurate, I want to address some things about the "Plaza Hippys". They are not a "hippy" in any sense. Plain and simple, they are teenage street bums. They don't just beg for change they demand it. While this seems absurd, they are often yelling across the street, or up in your face about getting your money. An average example comes anywhere from asking for change, dollars (because they don't accept change), beer, buy them a beer, give them pot, or purchase it for them. While Arcata has a local sect of street personalities, like Rag Tag Pete and the guy that stands down near the 101 on ramp from G Street, who are respectful and actually very nice..........these transient street bums are too aggressive in thier pan handeling. So much so that many Arcata residents, new and old, don't shop on the plaza in the evening hours anymore because they don't want to be harassed and verbally abused buy these kids / bums for their money. Some of these posts state that there are police wipes of the plaza on bogus charges, which may be so, but honestly the true locals don't care. They hate these transients who invade their town during the summer months when the rain lets up, who piss and throw garbage in their yards, and who disrespect and verbally abuse the local residents, and thus hurt the local business and economy. I know this sounds very "Republican" like or "right wing" it addresses a major concern for local Arcata residents and city government with the truth. I am not passing judgement, but personally, as I just got back from a Arcata High School Alumni Event, wouldn't mind seeing this problem dealt with as it has gotten worse since my wife and I moved 3 years ago.

Posted by Rebecca on 2005-05-24 05:18:24
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Wanting to know if there is any good music in Arcata between May 31, and June 3rd. Will be in town and would love to know if anything might be happening.....

Posted by Uli on 2005-05-17 06:04:48
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I've never been in Arcata, but I'll be at HSU fall 05 so I'll c u guys there ulisesbuve

Posted by Reeferman on 2005-05-14 05:12:17
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When i arrived in homboldt i was living somewhere on the lost coast. In the basement of the house i was in i found a hat that said on it: "Welcome to Humboldt: set your mind back 40 years" the timelessness of humboldt is definately its most amazing trait, the relativity of time and the true ridiculousness of it are found in odd spectrums that constantly change everywhere here. Arcata is a chill place for chillers. but if your a street clown you best watch yourself these days the bums are rather cracky. but amongst the few bad things there are still more than enough good about this town. dont bother lookin for the chron here, unless you make your own. cause it doesnt stay here long enough to see usually ;) the best about this place is the energy and beauty of the land and its people. It is not easy to find a way to live here and the winter can be harsh with shit loads of rain so if you camp you better know what yur doin. rent is the highest in arcata out of all of humboldt because of the students, but the students bring $ to the community. -Overgrow The Government-

Posted by Moi on 2005-05-06 16:53:43
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Whatever Arcata once was, it is mostly controlled by conservatives, as is the university. I commend the straggler leftwingers for hanging on. The day after I left Arcata, I read online in the Eye that the police had swept the Plaza and arrested 30 hippy kids on bogus chargers. A week later the Eye had removed the article from their archive. It also said there was a crackdown on people living in buses and such. The leaders of this town pretend to be liberal, but it's a huge sham, merely intended to bring in tourist dollars and students. Every attack by the city on hippy kids has been while students were away during break. But, as a student, nevertheless heard of cops abusing students for trivial things like jaywalking or riding a skateboard. The writing is on the wall. I was glad to leave Arcata. The only people who still like Arcata are either rightwingers or those politically unconscious potsmokers who hail from suburbia and couldn't give a rat's ass about anyone but themselves.

Posted by Perzin on 2005-05-06 02:46:38
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Its an awsome place its way sweet if your a hippie! ^_^

Posted by on 2005-05-04 18:34:15
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I'd suggest you change the beginning review that the rents are cheap in Arcata. Not only are they not cheap, housing is so scarce that renters are going in and bidding-up the price of the rent to find a place to live.

Posted by on 2005-05-02 16:37:32
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FUCK HIPPIES

Posted by Brett on 2005-04-28 01:15:44
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I just got done with highschool and I''m 19 years old. I''ve had a really hard time trying to decide what to do with my life but I think I want to be a writer. I had a friend that has hitch hiked all over the country for over a year and when he came back he told me the best place he had visited was Arcata. He told me stories about the gigantic red trees, the beach, and the people there. I don''t know if I dare say "paradise" or "Utopia" after some of the things I''ve already read on here but at the very least a place worth seeing. I would like to travel to Arcata before I go to college and live in the forest and on the beach for a short time. I am not rich at all, it will take me a month or two to get what I need to go on this trip. I''m not a hippy, I''m not a yuppie and I''m not a stoner, just some writer-wanna be kid that has no intention of doing any drugs harder then pot and shrooms a bit and needs something to write about. It sounded fantastic, the way he described it but I don''t want to spend the month or so I might stay there under constant harrassment and scrutiny of the townspeople and the law. I read one posting about how no young, dumb kids should come. About how anyone who doesn''t know the real deal should just steer clear. Well I''m sure I would pass as one of those young dumb dreamers but at least I''m aware of it and at least I want to learn what you mean by proper respect. I don''t want to free load off of society, I just want to write and experience the area. I want to know everything I can about Arcata. What are tweekers? What is the Endeavor? Is it true there is a place that will do your laundry for you on certain days of the week? Are the outsiders that come to the area really as bad as some say or are they still more or less peaceful? Is there any way I can come to this place without facing oppression by the locals? I could probably think of more questions but if anyone can tell me any useful information about this town then that would be a help. I don''t want an easy ride, I hate people that litter, I understand the importance of respect and honor, and I just want to write. And I may be a dreamer but I know I''m not the only one. Thats one of the reasons I want to visit Arcata. I need to meet other people that have an imagination, people that live with their heart. I need to know these people exist and if they do then I''m going to write about them. My email is bigmac202000@yahoo.com if anyone feels like helping me out a little. Thanks for any advice or information you can give me. P.S. Hey Utopiaseeker22 I'd be interested to talk to you if you see this message.

Posted by Traveling Ncal last yr an on 2005-04-22 04:37:12
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Within 10 minutes of getting to Arcata square was asked if I had herb and was then handed about an 1/8 of the best trim I ever smoked. (Plenty of little bud bits not just leaf.) So happens I arrived during harvest. A lot of people travel through going to various music festivals like myself. Its a cool little town, but is unfortunately over-run with belligerent street kid spangers. From what I saw the atmosphere was mainy laid back, but there was the occasional sudden episode. I agree with what was previously said, that you shouldn't stick around this town if you have nothing to contribute to it. As for a place to sleep, hike up above Humboldt State to redwood park, its a nice area of redwood forest with plenty of room to make camp. You'll find family and many magic mushrooms during season. Just watch out for ranger bob and frisbee golfers. OR catch a ride north to Clam Beach, if you have wheels park east of the hwy on a small road(to avoid a ticket), and hide in the dunes/thicket south of the parking lot(beach has fees). lovin' U

Posted by elizabeth on 2005-04-21 03:24:00
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I'm not commenting on any specific review, but wow what a handful of different thoughts and feelings. I've been once, my sister attends HSU so I was down in early September to visit... I have to say it was incredible. I loved how we could bike to the beach, hike through the beautiful redwoods, chill out in the quad and do a little people watching... My mind and spirit felt free in the warm California sun. The people I met were great, the bud was most excellent and the scene was over all totally awesome and its made me want to come back. I'm a free spirit that definitely wasn't feeling college for the next year if not more, I've wanted to just pack up and go, see the world a little bit and meet some great people that would like to do the same. I've decided that beautiful arcata is just the place for me to be. I'll be at HSU this coming fall and if your feeling new adventure and good times find me... lizzabell86

Posted by elizabeth on 2005-04-21 03:14:18
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I'm not commenting on any specific review, but wow what a handful of different thoughts and feelings. I've been once, my sister attends HSU so I was down in early September to visit... I have to say it was incredible. I loved how we could bike to the beach, hike through the beautiful redwoods, chill out in the quad and do a little people watching... My mind and spirit felt free in the warm California sun. The people I met were great, the bud was most excellent and the scene was over all totally awesome and its made me want to come back. I'm a free spirit that definitely wasn't feeling college for the next year if not more, I've wanted to just pack up and go, see the world a little bit and meet some great people that would like to do the same. I've decided that beautiful arcata is just the place for me to be. I'll be at HSU this coming fall and if your feeling new adventure and good times find me... lizzabell86

Posted by bruni on 2005-04-08 16:47:11
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i lived in arcata from 2000 to 2001 and found it to be wonderful. the scenery and many people there were and still are absolutely amazing. however, the rents are not cheap and you have got to make a living just as anywhere else. still there still is a bit of anarchy left that reminded me of the days gone ( i am 57 now and studied in calif. in the 60's and 70's). despite the complaints about the coffee in one of the replies: the coffee at 'sacred grounds' is very good. glad to tell you more if you contact me at catshats@web.de bruni

Posted by Vegitation heading to Arc on 2005-04-04 18:39:52
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six rivers in Arcata! vegitation june 24th... gona be sweet

Posted by Demencia on 2005-04-03 04:50:01
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I'm heading up to Arcata for a few days, and I'm wondering if Arcata is the kind of city where a newbie could go up to someone and make a friend, or if it's got a hostile inviornment. In other words, anything I should know about the social life in Arcata? Also, is it safe to sleep outside, or will cops/residents bug you? Please IM me at CryingNeedle on AOL.

Posted by NIMBY on 2005-03-23 23:58:59
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If you don't have a means of supporting yourself, don't bother coming to Arcata. All of the street corners are already taken by begging travelers holding cardboard signs and with dogs on strings. The rest of us are trying to live here peacably and make a small-town living, much of which is based on the tourisim trade. Problem is folks, no one wants to come here because our plaza is overrun with stoned, amped up waifs who agressively panhandle and harrass anyone walking by. Unless you have something productive to contribute to this area, please don't bother.

Posted by miles on 2005-03-16 04:49:13
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what up heading to arcata next tuesday no maoney any suggestions

Posted by on 2005-03-09 23:43:29
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Hey Corrin I read your posting and it interested me. It sounds alot like my posting which is the one directly under it. If your heading to Arcata on the road and you don't want to travel alone then I might have an alternative for you. IM me at Irishmac85 on aol. It sounds like we have the same problem and if you want to talk more about it just message me. See yas.

Posted by Corrin on 2005-03-04 20:07:09
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Hey Pete i just wanted to say that i live in a city that loves there starbucks and their nice cars. WELL I HATE STARBUCKS! im a coffee shop kind of girl i have worked at a small local coffee shop for 2 yrs now and sadly all of our business has been taken away by yet another FREAKIN STARBUCKS! i hate starbucks, they are money hungry bastards, and one day i plan to own my own coffee shop/art gallarie and hopefully pete, you will find the true meaning of having a good cup of coffee if my dreams ever come true :) do us all a favor and stay away from starbucks before they take of the world :) i mean this in the nicest way possible.

Posted by Corrin Walters on 2005-03-04 19:57:49
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Hi, i recently decided that instead of going to college i want to travel and soon end up at Arcata, California to live. I plan to save a lot of money this summer, the trouble is i to do this trip alone because my friends arent crazy enough to give up the idea of a secrue life with college and to live life free and exciting, im detremined to live my life this way. so it will be a lonely trip in a way, but well worth it, the problem is..where to live when i get there, does anyone need a roomate? i am free spirtied and fun. i love havin a good time, of course seeing as how far i would go to live life on the edge. im and 18 yr old girl from Ohio, and i need out, im not like these ppl :) i need the sunshine and the best kind of weed :) a true stoner you might call me! but if anyone has any suggestions on what i should be doing to plan for this please email me at lucky13cw@aol.com ( ya i know the adress is lame) or IM me at Corrin13o5!! Thanks a bunch! :) Corrin

Posted by Brett on 2005-02-28 08:39:22
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I just got done with highschool and I'm 19 years old. I've had a really hard time trying to decide what to do with my life but I think I want to be a writer. I had a friend that has hitch hiked all over the country for over a year and when he came back he told me the best place he had visited was Arcata. He told me stories about the gigantic red trees, the beach, and the people there. I don't know if I dare say "paradise" or "Utopia" after some of the things I've already read on here but at the very least a place worth seeing. I would like to travel to Arcata before I go to college and live in the forest and on the beach for a short time. I am not rich at all, it will take me a month or two to get what I need to go on this trip. I'm not a hippy, I'm not a yuppie and I'm not a stoner, just some writer-wanna be kid that has no intention of doing any drugs harder then pot and shrooms a bit and needs something to write about. It sounded fantastic, the way he described it but I don't want to spend the month or so I might stay there under constant harrassment and scrutiny of the townspeople and the law. I read one posting about how no young, dumb kids should come. About how anyone who doesn't know the real deal should just steer clear. Well I'm sure I would pass as one of those young dumb dreamers but at least I'm aware of it and at least I want to learn what you mean by proper respect. I don't want to free load off of society, I just want to write and experience the area. I want to know everything I can about Arcata. What are tweekers? What is the Endeavor? Is it true there is a place that will do your laundry for you on certain days of the week? Are the outsiders that come to the area really as bad as some say or are they still more or less peaceful? Is there any way I can come to this place without facing oppression by the locals? I could probably think of more questions but if anyone can tell me any useful information about this town then that would be a help. I don't want an easy ride, I hate people that litter, I understand the importance of respect and honor, and I just want to write. And I may be a dreamer but I know I'm not the only one. Thats one of the reasons I want to visit Arcata. I need to meet other people that have an imagination, people that live with their heart. I need to know these people exist and if they do then I'm going to write about them. My email is bigmac202000@yahoo.com if anyone feels like helping me out a little. Thanks for any advice or information you can give me.

Posted by Not Incomplete Pete on 2005-02-22 18:28:45
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I've lived in this area for a long, long time, and boy, has Arcata changed. I don't know why this is listed as a "Hippie" hangout, no real hippies live here (They moved down to Garberville, or sold out a long time ago) Crime has gone up, another person was beat up on the Plaza the other day, but at least the stabbings have died down for now. The roads have completely fallen apart, and the "City" council is too busy trying to out do the last city council, and have forgotten that they are the City Council of Arcata, not the Mighty City-State Council of Green Party Rejects. For the people who lived here in the 70's, it's completely different. Housing Index has hit 13% (Only 13% of the people who live in Arcata, can afford to BUY a home in Arcata) our fuel prices have gone up, and the town doesn't have that small, clean, wholesome feeling anymore. No, Arcata doesn't have a Starbucks, which is too bad, because the only places worth getting Coffee from are Starbucks and the Udder Place anymore. I can't believe that I have to drive to Eureka (Heroin and Meth oh my!) in order to get a coffee that doesn't taste like crap. Maybe I should review the coffee shops and eateries in Arcata..... What have you done to my Arcata? Where have you taken it, and why do you hate it so much?

Posted by just the truth on 2005-02-14 06:39:46
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arcata is a HYPOCRITICAL place,people talk of being progressive and liberal, what a crok, and diversity is a JOKE,time to get real, its just another lily white area living a lie,if your are white,then itz your place,any other colors need not come

Posted by DrunkenSquirrel on 2005-02-06 10:11:58
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Hi everyone I just moved to Arcata and absolutly love it. You're five minutes from the ocean and the forest which gives you a great opertunity to relax in different environments. I'm a people watcher and I would say my only real complaint is the definitive lines between the types of people. It is very easy to tell the difference between a college student and a local. I was in town for less than three days when some ignorant fool flashed me a Nazi salute. This is definetly not mainstream public, but there is a strong "hick" mentality in the area. Besides that, there are farmer's markets in the Spring and mild weather in the fall. My tent has been either set up or drying out since I got here. Lot of luck to travelers. jamesvank@cox.net

Posted by wandering gambler on 2005-01-30 23:09:24
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hi people. I'm waiting on my passport so i can get up to northern california, right now i'm living in toronto canada. i can't stand the reality here and i'm not looking for some utopia, just a laid back warm place where i can do some experincing. I'm planning on bumming around and living off the tent on my back. From how i here some of the locals in the towns i have read about seem not to like my kind. I'm not looking for some place to panhandle and buy crack. All i wanna do is sleep in my tent peacefully, it would be nice if it could be on a beach, an read, listen to music, play music and write. Anything thing beyond that, such as meeting interesting people and having mind explanding adventures, drugs or not, would just be a plus. So all am asking is sum advise on where i should go to find what i am looking, and a place where i can avoid as much hassle as possible. so please anything you can post that could help me out would be great or email at revolutionscribe@hotmail.com Peace and Love to you all many thanks

Posted by Pam on 2005-01-27 04:40:04
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I live in East Tennessee--born and raised here. The problem is that it seems to be the center of the "Bible Belt" and the center of ignorance, hate, fear or suspicion of anything different--even knowledge. People actually go around saying books are stupid and going to college is a waste of time and money. People around here are mean and distrustful toward anyone that has an education other than teaching. During the years 1992-1994, my three sons and I were terrorized and harrassed because my middle son told his classmates that he believed in evolution. This was a public school and it so happens it was on the day the Bible teacher came (Wednesday) and the teacher tried to force my son to read from the Bible when his classmates told her that he believed in evolution. $#%@ hit the fan. My two youngest sons were in the 3rd and 4th grade. The principal took my youngest into his office, shut the door, and interigated him for two hours without a break. He was trying to get him to say that I was abusing him and that I was a devil worshiper. The school children taunted my sons with names like monkey boy and devil worshiper. At the time, in the beginning of all this, I was a Christian. By the end, those two years and all those hateful Christians cured that. It was awlful. We got all sorts of hateful phone calls, preachers, who didn't even know me, were getting up in church and damning me to hell and asking their congergation to pray against me, and we even received threats from the KKK. The thing is, I'm a pagan or newager now. My children and I survived those horrible two years, but we still have a few sore spots from it all. I finally was able to move from that county this passed summer, but I would love to move somewhere far away from Tennessee or any place that is full of right wing conservatives. Dispite all that Christian stuff, this area seems to be the drug capital of America--especially crack and meth--and these druggies are not the happy peaceful lot either. Even in the rural areas, it's not safe to leave your door unlock at night or in the day time while alone. There are few jobs and druggies want money or something they can trade for drugs. It's getting unsafe to drive, too, because the druggies hyped up on meth and the like are quick to road rage. Even our pets get stolen and sold to research companies and to collegies for biology labs. They can get five to ten dollars a piece for them. Then there is the fact there are very few people around here that I can hold an intelligent conversation with, much less, without Jesus, God, or church being brought up. My sons and I are close--thank goodness or we wouldn't have anyone to talk to. We have been wanting to move to an area that is more liberal, but not full of violence and crime. We like nature and a small town atmosphere. And after this last election when You-know-who got re-elected, we are even more disgusted with area of America. We looked at the map and all the blue areas were either up north (My thin blood and middle-aged bones couldn't handle that.) or the west coast. We thought we might investigate upper California, hopefully it's not too hot or too dry and still be nice liberal people. We're used to a lot of green in the landscape and I don't think any of us would be too happy in a dry area. My middle son just graduated from college with a degree in math. I have a 2 year degree in architectural design and a 4 year degree in psychology. So any real information about Humboldt and the surrounding area would be greatly appreciated. I see nothing wrong with smoking pot as long as it's in moderation. I rarely smoke it myself--don't like the way it makes me feel, plus the stuff around here sort of sucks. But I really dislike crack and meth. I don't like how these drugs make people act. My biggest gripe about pot is that it is illegal and I don't think it's worth going to jail over. My email address is: Bridgettblessed@WMconnect.com Peace and love.

Posted by Arcata resident my whole on 2005-01-25 03:50:37
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Wondering if "oldalum" still has questions about Arcata in the last 30 years? I've lived here my whole life and can tell you quite a bit. Looking forward to hearing from you! joha5603@yahoo.com

Posted by hippiemagic20@myway.com on 2005-01-22 19:28:45
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Well me myself I have never acctually been there to Arcata but I am going to get the chance this summer to visit Hippieland and I think I will really like it there because Spokane, Wa just sucks ass. I hate it here I need to be amongst my fellow hippies. Well I shall see you all when I get there.

Posted by X C on 2005-01-14 09:51:56
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if you travel 5 minutes out of arcata to the ocean or forest away from the dead beats that smell like tuna's pussy to mad river or to college cove you can relax and get away from it all. The bud is great here but that is it. Nothing else.

Posted by Andi on 2005-01-13 23:22:08
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I do not understand why Republicans and hateful people come on this site to criticize and put others down. Arcata is the most wonderful and beautiful place that I have ever been! I am going to college up there next year. Never have I been to a place where the community as a whole cares so much about social and environmental progress. If you care about making a difference in the world, or being around people who are not angry, hateful or superficial-- then this would definitely be the place to go!!!! I cannot emphasize how GREAT this little redwood town is.....

Posted by Dee Tee on 2005-01-13 22:31:21
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I am a republican. I moved to Arcata in 1989. I left 9 months later. The place is a haven for leftist extremists who sponge off of working people in the name of freedom. They demand diversity but choose to live in an all white community. They demand environmental reform but drive oil leaking old buses. They demand freedom but dump the burden on others. Arcata was a magnet for druggies, drifters and the homeless back in the '80's. I can't imagine the stench of the wanna-be hippies loafing around almost 10 years later. Tune in, turn on and get your act together. Better yet stay there so the rest of us don't have to put up with it. -Dee Tee

Posted by Laresa on 2005-01-11 05:44:27
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Looking for a home for sale in the eureka/arcata/etc area. Need to relocate there as soon as possible. If you know any info about a home for sale that is at a reasonible price please email me at bradlaresa@Charter.net. Thanks!!!

Posted by goinghome on 2005-01-09 21:59:17
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This is good, what other tips can ya give a brother on where to go for eats and sleeps? Also, what's the possibility on getting a foot in the door on some regular type work and such? I plan on visiting once the rainy season begins to lose some steam. Thanks.

Posted by skinnyhippieboy on 2005-01-04 21:27:25
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Arcata is heaven on Earth. There is no place like it in the entire world. It is the most mellow, free, inviting place I have ever been to. I lived there for six months in 2004. I am currently living in Utah but am planning to go back to Arcata within the next month. Even though I had almost no money the entire time that I was there, I had no problem getting by. The Endeavor provides a great meal every day (except weekends) to anyone who wants it. They also give out food boxes every week to anyone who is hungry enough to go and get one. On Mon., Wed., and Fri. you can go there to shower and they will even do your laundry for you! The staff is really nice and understanding. Most of them have "been there" themselves. There is a nice little library right in the center of town. Lots of books, computers, etc. The weed is great and easy to come by. Bring your rubbers boys because the pussy (and dick!) is plentiful. Can't wait to get home!

Posted by Caitlin on 2005-01-04 07:39:44
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Hi. I'm looking to move somewhere to get away from the bulllshit I deal with in Utah. I went to Arcata once and I loved it. I love the Redwoods and I want to live in a place where people are more open and understanding. I thought Arcata could be the place. Can anyone tell me any advice or experiences they've had in Arcata? I want to get a small house for rent or something. If anyone could email me with info that would be very helpful. Thanks. caitmccomb@yahoo.com --Cait

Posted by gaiachild on 2004-12-24 01:03:18
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There is too much hate in this world without all of us trying to kick others down to get up. For all those people who say "get a job", id rather do what helps my fellow human beings and save this planet than something that "helps the economy", the US economy is fucked, it is based on a crumbling foundation of oil, deal with it, everything that you work for simply lines the pockets of the CEOs, it may buy you a few nice things but how rich are you really when you dont have love in your heart. Some hippies are lazy but at least they arent destroying the planet, some hippies may be unclean but how clean are you if you produce more pollution and waste than any other people on earth. For all those people looking for paradise, you will never find it anywhere else but right here, no matter what your material surroundings if you cant find love for EVERYONE and happiness in every moment then you will forever be searching. Our planet is dying and our project to turn it into paradise has failed, Gaia is screaming out for your help, if you stop this searching for one second and listen you will hear her cry.

Posted by akandrew on 2004-12-20 20:19:40
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im moving there soon and i have no money where can i get a dry place to sleep

Posted by beadinmama on 2004-12-13 12:13:56
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Hi everyone! I lived in Arcata for about 10 years during the 80's and 90's, and I miss it so much I had to go back and visit this last spring. Now I'm stuck in Riverside and dreaming of redwoods and escaping from all this traffic. But I see that home prices have really gone up in the last few years since I've been away, is it still possible to buy a decent home there? ----------bead

Posted by Ken on 2004-11-27 20:40:58
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Sorry-forgot my email its kmkcapital@yahoo.com thanks again.

Posted by Ken on 2004-11-27 20:39:32
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Hi......I have only seen pictures and stories from my best freind who lived in your beautiful city for a year........I am currently in Albany New York........I want to move out there but want a job before I go.anybody have any ideas...Im 44y/o...with real estate and sales background....would be happy to send a resume to anyone who may be interested in helping me out!...thanks alot and heres hoping! Ken

Posted by OLD MIDGET on 2004-11-25 09:30:16
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IVE LIVED IN HUMBOLDT FOR 15 YRS AFTER COMING HERE IN 1989 FROM OHIO I FOUND ARCATA TO BE JUST LIKE ALL THE OTHERS PEOPLES COMMENTS. BUT!!!! TIMES HAVE CHANGED THE HIPPIES DOWN ON THE PLAZA ARNT KIND AND NICE HERE ANY MORE THEIR FU@#ING RUDE! PISSING ON THE STREETS AND PRIVATE PROPERTYS . THEY STEAL NOT ALLL OF THEM BUT MOST . THEY BEG FOR CHANGE IN A ATEMPT TO GET DRUNK FOR FREE.''HEY I NEED MY OWN MONEY TO DRINK'' OR IF NOT TO DRINK UP AT LEAST TO PUT BACK FOR A RAINY DAY .WITCH THERE ARE ALOT OF THEM HERE. THE ADULTS DOWN ON THE PLAZA WHO USED TO BE KIND HIPPIES ARENT SCHOOLING THE YOUNGER KIDS TO THE WAY OF THE STREET OR THE WAY OF THE ''HIPPIE'' LIFESTYLE STYLE THAT SOO MANY OF THEM PROCLAIM TO BE LIVING. THEIR ALL FULL OF FALSE HOPE OF DAYS THATS PASSED AND WILL NEVER BE AGIN. A BUNCH OF HAS BEEN HIPPIES WHO ARE TRYING TO RELIVE THEIR GLORY DAYS OF THE 60'S . INSTEAD OF TELLING THE KIDS WHAT THEY SHOULD OR SHOULDNT BE DOING . THE OLDER HIPPIES OR WANNA BE HIPPIES .....THERE ARE BOTH ''ACTUALL HIPPIES ''THAT WERE HERE IN THE DAY, AND ALSO THE ONES WHO WANTED TO BE AND WERE'NT !AND LIE AND SAY THEY WERE... INSTED OF THEM TELLING THE KIDS WHAT THEY SHOULD BE DOING THEIR NOT! INSTEAD THEIR BUYING UNDER AGED KIDS ALCHOL AND SUPPLYING THEM WITH ALOT OF METH OR CRANK SO THEY TURN OUT JUST AS BAD OR WORST THAN THE OLDER ADULTS! SO FOR ALL OF YOU THAT THINK THE PLACE IS HEAVEN OR A ''HAVEN'' FOR FOR A BUNCH OF POT SMOKIN HIPPIES WAKE THE FUCK UP! THE HIPPIES ARE GONE THE DRUNKS AND TWEEKERS FROM EUREKA HAVE MOVED IN AND DADDYS LITTLE GIRL IS NOW DOWN AT THE PLAZA GETTING DRUNK AND PROBALY PREGNANT BY A TWEEKER OR OLD DRUNK DUDE WHO WAS A LITTLE BIT OF CRANK FOR THEM TO PUT UP THEIR NOSE. THE GLORY DAYS ARE GONE PEOPLE .THE WORDS AND TRUTH HAS BEEN SPOKEN !I HAVE NO LIL GIRL AND IM NOT AGAINST HIPPIES SO DONT TRY TO SAY IM JUST PICKIN ON A BUNCH DEFENSELESS HOMELESS PEOPLE FROM DOWN AT THE PLAZA BECAUSE I'M ONE OF THEM TOO. THE WORDS HAVE BEEN SPOKEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Jim on 2004-11-12 15:54:32
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Hey. I am a fellow dreamer just as all of you seem to be. I want to break all the rules in my life, just in my own little personal life. Not the rules of society, but the rules of the society of my self. I need to push forward. I need to breathe independently. I am alive. Art and thought sustain me. If anyone wants to discuss what the hell we're doing here, and how weird existing seems to be at times, e-mail me. jim_artist@yahoo.com

Posted by oldalum on 2004-10-14 00:28:52
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My wife and I are thinking of moving back to Arcata when we retire. We both graduated in the 1970s. How much has the town changed over the last thirty years? Is it still the friendly, laid back place that we loved?

Posted by paisleyjoy on 2004-10-07 03:14:23
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My poetry professor waltzed up to me today and said "ever heard of arcata?...my wife and i lived there for 6 years and everytime I see you I think 'she belongs in arcata'." So here I am, searching arcata on google and reading grand things, rude things, funny things--all the while thinking it does indeed sound like a move I want to make (my desire for a move out west has been whispering to my spirit for quite some time...and the redwood trees...hmm...i can think of nothing more lovely). Long story short...December will bring snow to Iowa and me to Arcata. Would anyone in the wide arcata world have need for a room-mate or know where an ridiculous mid-west gal could find herself one? Also...any advice or general entertaining stories would of course be appreciated. my thanks to you. amy

Posted by paisleyjoy on 2004-10-07 03:12:56
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My poetry professor waltzed up to me today and said "ever heard of arcata?...my wife and i lived there for 6 years and everytime I see you I think 'she belongs in arcata'." So here I am, searching arcata on google and reading grand things, rude things, funny things--all the while thinking it does indeed sound like a move I want to make (my desire for a move out west has been whispering to my spirit for quite some time...and the redwood trees...hmm...i can think of nothing more lovely). Long story short...December will bring snow to Iowa and me to Arcata. Would anyone in the wide arcata world have need for a room-mate or know where an ridiculous mid-west gal could find herself one? Also...any advice or general entertaining stories would of course be appreciated. my thanks to you. amy

Posted by woodlander on 2004-10-01 16:59:13
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The weather in Arcata is wonderful The temp is great for getting outside and doing things. If fog bothers you, you will have a problem here.

Posted by Chris on 2004-09-30 22:02:56
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Arcata is nice summer is great one of the most pretty places I have ever seen. Bring your own job if you want one, growing pot and logging are about the only $. Winter can be hard to be homeless lots of rain and cold, summer times easy to be a bum, lots of free food and gurrella camping and tons of hippies. Arcata is a magical place!!!!

Posted by pepper on 2004-09-30 07:54:09
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I have a question more than a comment. My boyfriend and I are educators looking to relocate from Kauai. I was getting offers from that area. I would like to be around a like-minded, spirtiual community. The question is...I heard that the winter is so gray there. I was actually thinking Feb-May actually. What do you think? Anyone with a postive vibe would be much appreciated!!!

Posted by woodlander on 2004-09-29 16:20:41
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Hello: I live in Arcata. I am interested in some of the comments by people about the 'real Humboldt' attitude and/or lifestyle. Can anyone add to that? I find Arcata to be a great place to live, but I woulder if there is more? Thanks in advance for any input.

Posted by knoxy on 2004-09-29 01:37:02
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Aracta, Ca. .... The place for dank... So many different strains... So little time. I"ll tell you what, after being in B.C. roaming in Washington and in Oregon, first stop in Humbolt was a palace. Besides all of those fuckers "the younger crowd" trying to steal your living equipment in the community forest behind HSU it wasn't so bad. You meet alot of heads, smoke on some dynamic local pot, and have a fun time. The festivals are fun in the summer. If you want to stay on the beach, stay at Clam Beach. Food not Bombs is cool if they come. Stop at the food endv. Dont pond That pres in the square Knox Caridi Pibb Thijis

Posted by mooncock on 2004-09-23 09:07:20
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hey hippies, whatever you do, never move to alaska, mannnn i came up here and its lame! stay in "cali", the mountains here are shwag bro. the hippie van (suv) wheels froze to the ground, and the reefer smells like monkey shit.

Posted by The Truth on 2004-09-05 09:16:47
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well, I have some good advice and some bad advice for the people looking to live in Arcata. Good advice: If you are looking to raise your kids in an enviornment of redwoods, the beautiful ocean and beaches, Organic grown foods/products, Nice small town type of feeling, then have at it. Bad advice: This is also a college town/hippie town/old family town, kind of place. Its nice to come and visit for a while, but if you can't handle THAT, hitch hikers, people looking to make an extra buck, and a party on every street corner evrey friday, saturday, then maybe you should think twice. There is no Starbucks in town, theres family owned and operated stores since arcata started. Now take this advice very seriously. Me personaly, It's not that bad.

Posted by WildWood on 2004-08-24 05:23:08
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hey does anyone know any south jetty hippies from back in the days one could squat out there? i got kicked off with everyone else in 97 and havent seen noone since what happened to them kids? furd, honeybear, tony and amber, papa smurf, shane, bridge or heiko charliebeachandco@yahoo.com Ive been alive and well in seattle ****************************************************** Most of those dirtbags moved to the King Salmon/Humboldt Hill area, well, at least the few that haven't died of Hep or OD'd on heroin or crank. Sorry to hear one got away. But that's OK, won't last much longer. If the drugs don't get you Karma will.

Posted by WildWood on 2004-08-23 22:20:05
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I SAW A SIGHT THIS MORNING IN EUREKA, JUST SOUTH OF ARCATA, THAT EXEMPLIFIES PRESICELY WHY THE PEOPLE OF THIS AREA HATE HIPPIES. I WAS SITTING BY THE BAY AT F STREET HAVING COFFEE WITH A FRIEND WHEN A HIPPIE BITCH WALKED UP TO THE WATER FOUNTAIN AND STARTED WASHING OUT HER SNATCH IN FRONT OF THE APPALLED TOURISTS, AND SOME OLD LADIES WHO WERE WALKING NEARBY. SOME OF US YELLED AT HER BUT SHE WAS SO HIGH ON WHATEVER SHE'D BEEN SMOKING TO GIVE A DAMN. IF YOU OR ANY OF YOUR OTHER SHITBAG FRIENDS DECIDE TO GO TO ARCATA, GO, BUT DON'T LET THE SUN SET ON YOUR HIPPIE ASSES IN THIS TOWN! WE ARE FED UP WITH OUR STREETS BEING BLIGHTED BY YOUR KIND.

Posted by so-off-base on 2004-08-23 04:34:44
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Okay I am totally laugh my butt off! You people are totally too far gone on pot to understand reality. Arcata is NOT nirvana--don't know where that stupid rumor came from. You are best to stay where you are or move to tahiti if you want to lounge on your stupid ass and do nothing! Vegans are everywhere -- what do you think we all hold hands in the plaza and sing kumaya? Don't be ridiculous! sounds like most of you are dead heads who don't realize Jerry Garcia died! Arcatans aren't stupid and hanging out in the woods with lice ain't gonna win you friends... The reality is that if you slept on the beach you would be cold as hell! Get a grip! This isn't malibu. Geesh you people are lame or just plain naiive. Why don't you just admit you are looking for a free ride off your parents bucks. And you call that independent? You call that being *free* Get a grip and stop being a slave to drugs and a slave to *pipe dreams* you ain't hip---you just trip--and what you trip on is a bunch of crap that leads to a dead end of unemployment. You want to save the world? Hug a tree? Make a difference? Start by trying to better it---not by being a dead beat but by making a contribution. Don't make others haul your dead weight around! You people are freak'in sad----Hippie never was suposed to mean *freeloader*--what a bunch of lazy freaks! Move to Arcata and you will have a rude awakening as you are rousted off to jail--But then, maybe there you could make pretty chalk drawings---oh yeah they give you chalk in jail... If you people are the future...we got a lot more to clean up then the environment!

Posted by sic on 2004-08-13 23:36:35
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I'm riding twords norcal u.p. style. travleing alone w/ dog headed for Arcata. need hook up when I get there. pleases some body email me some helpfull suggestions. C.C.R.

Posted by JOEY MICHAELS on 2004-08-13 22:06:40
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Hi- This is musician/DJ/writer Joey Michaels from Albion and beyond- Living in S. Cali now- check out my new website-free song downloads and wild tales from the past and present- click on! http://home.earthlink.net/~jmparlato_aquari/

Posted by higher thought on 2004-08-05 03:23:33
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Yeah the chronic is good. It all ends there. I moved down from bellingham wash. and was severly dissapointed. The town looks like crap and the majority of the younger crowd is about the herb and not the possiblilties that come with its use. Dont plan on just moving here on a whim either. The landlord are jerks who have no problem finding tenants so they dont really need you(and they will tell you the same). The redwoods are magnificant and so is the ocean. If your moving down here dont move to town. Move to blue lake or even eureka. Live for the moment and good luck on finding that special place.

Posted by wookie on 2004-07-28 08:58:49
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my boyfriend and i have been thinking about moving out to arcata. we just had a baby going on 4 months, i'd heard that it's beatiful out there and the town was real friendly. but from what i've read it seems like people have been kinda down on the place. but i can understand where they come from not wanting young big headed posers coming there. if you think it would be a good place to start a little family you should let me know. i really had my heart set on it. much love peace * wookie *

Posted by on 2004-07-22 12:11:35
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One mo thing. While ago, the house called the "hell house" 10th at I street. You folks remember? Dark, Sammy(mommy the sammy), and the guy from New Orlends used to live there. Yea, there were Punk people played Hippy folks with the Pete and his friends. I think Sammy's daughter turned 8 years now? Ha,

Posted by jaynez31 on 2004-07-22 11:53:48
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Well, during the summer month, bit dry and empty. Yea, you can still go to the Food Endevor, Co-op, or H and I street around. Oh if you look neat, you can sleep at HSU library or city forest behind HSU football field, and you can take shower at Forbs complex. Hey, what's happened the "Pete". Yea the Pete, does anyone know his whereabout? When I talked him at Endevor several years ago, He was just back from county Jail and was not look so well. Anyway, Arcata is very diverse and want to go back and live again. Actually, I still have a family court case in Humbolt county. That what reason even I live in Bay Area, I still have a address in Eureka. Ha http://www.arcataeye.com/ http://www.northcoastjournal.com/

Posted by BrokenTarot on 2004-06-30 19:20:36
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Greetings all! So many mixed messages on this board you've almost got me ignoring my gut. But you know, I'm already more than a thousand miles away from home, why stop now? I'm coming to Arcata. Being from a town of few people and many trees up in Maine I've been blown away by the cities I've seen so far on my way here. Right now I'm in Salt Lake City. What a long strange trip it's proving to be. I just cant wait to be on the beach in California, notebook in hand, feet in the sand, just soaking up sun and love. What's with all the hippie and yuppie distinctions? I've been taught from a young age that noone needs to be labeled, but if you want to label whatever it is as being a hippie, i dont believe it has anything to do with how they dress or how much money is in their pocket, being a hippie is in thought and action. Anyway, if anyone from the area has any POSITIVE tips for me and my northwest tour (out of a backpack, not daddy's SUV, shit dad doesnt even have a car) please post them here, or even better, email me at brokentarot@netscape.net
thanks, much love.
Reverse the first four letters and EVOLVE.
- Joe Grey

Posted by JESUSROBOT on 2004-06-29 00:50:33
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HI IM JESUSROBOT. I LIVE IN ARCATA CA ALSO. I AGREE THE PEOPLE ARE KIND HERE. MUCH LOVE JESUSROBOT SEE ARCATA AT JESUSROBOT.COM

Posted by Polarbear on 2004-06-01 00:07:46
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Arcata, California is heaven on earth.

Posted by nicole on 2004-05-25 21:14:25
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i luv humboldt county the best place ever. the people there rock !!!!!!!

Posted by on 2004-02-24 22:49:44
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Driving from Wisconsin to Arcata California twice within the last seven months has been an experience like no other. This place is truely wonderful, and for those of you who pick the worst out of it are bogus. Everywhere has its gloomy portions but Arcata's gloom is overided by the atmosphere of the village. The summer is filled with commotion and festivals while the winter is calm and full of satisfaction. The temperature is always comforting and the herb like no other. The plaza is spectacular i've tripped about many nights and soaked up everything i found there. For Mr purple, your right, stupid and without understanding of the place are the young people who travel to this place, with daddy's full pocket book and wild dreams of pot which they barely understand. All adolecense who plan on going to Arcata, respect and understanding of this place is appreciated by the older members of the community, so dont go there if your dumb and young and do not understand how it works. Leave this place special and dont corrupt it until you fully respect it for what it Really is. At night sleep on the sand at Clam Beach just a few miles north on 101 Check out Humboldt glassblowers its a good place for discs or pipes Don's Donuts is unbelievable but watch out for the drag queen Check out the Co-op it has everything, even if you need a quick snack they've got a good granola and trail mix selection LIke to shout out to BOB^2, Josh, Steve-O, Gretchen, Little Jordan, if you know any of these people tell them i said hello

Posted by charlie on 2004-02-17 22:26:37
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hey does anyone know any south jetty hippies from back in the days one could squat out there? i got kicked off with everyone else in 97 and havent seen noone since what happened to them kids? furd, honeybear, tony and amber, papa smurf, shane, bridge or heiko charliebeachandco@yahoo.com Ive been alive and well in seattle

Posted by *Diamond Jade* on 2004-02-07 06:27:51
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Arcata sounds like a dream to me....I have been deciding where I want to live and go to college. Arcata is going to be the first place I go!~!I live in Quincy,Il.... This town really sucks... Its all drama queens and haterz!~ I am juss tryin to spread the peace luv and happiness!*~I cant wait to go there! I luv smokin weed. It is the best thing that happened to tha world... If everyone could just get a bong!~lol!~I bet they have some killer ass bud there..Cant wait to come... Arcata California watch out!*~ Cuz Diamond Jade is coming to spread tha peace n love!!***~ *peace* *luv* *happiness*

Posted by whatever on 2004-01-30 07:59:11
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Hey Luvpeace: Get a grip. OOH! Mean people suck!

Posted by tofulovestretching on 2004-01-29 20:13:58
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herb tofu yo, i got dreads last week and im gonna move to arcata mannnnnnnyeah, got any change or nugs bro? like being followed around by people that smell like shit? like, my star sign told my rising sign to do yoga and eat various sprouts and do drugs that will make my offspring retarded. my favorite part is that i get to drive around an suv daddy bought me, i was worried about pollution so i put some enviromental bumber stickers on it. jah love and rastafari for the upper middle class white kids!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by luvpeace on 2004-01-27 01:29:15
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wow there are a bunch of hateful people on this site! one question? why did you guys even search this site out if you are appose to the idea of hippies in humboldt which is the feeling you gave off in your wordy comment. If you disagree wioth everyone else then say it nicely don't put others down to lift yourself up because YOU are the unhappy ones. I'm sorry you feel this way and i hope some day you find happiness.

Posted by MR Purple on 2004-01-14 18:56:14
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Man, Most of you are dreamers, and HUMBOLDT COUNTY does NOT WANT YOU HERE!!! BLah BLah , rich young wanna-be nomads, with daddys checkbook......JOBS? we gotta em and there for us only assholes...Arcata, might be the only place left in Humboldt County that has NO LOVE from The True Humboldt people, because it is filled mostley with outsiders, who THINK they know whats up with Humboldt County, truth is, all of you come up here and try and change the attitude and lifestyle of our county and we move further out to the hills were we know you wimps cant make it. DROP YOUR VISIONS OF EUTOPIA AND LEAVE.

Posted by joey michaels on 2003-12-27 05:09:43
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Yeah, humboldt rules-blah-blah. But Arcada is far removed from the main hippie axis of Southern Humboldt county, hours away! The vortex of Garberville/Redway, home of Reggae on the River and The Mateel Community Center is the true source of Humboldt's 'cool' reputation. The Arcada area is a small island surrounded by the great redneck majority of Eureka, a famously unhip place. Download the Arcada alternative paper (See Google) and read the new reports. Sure are a lot of ripoffs and junkies and a**holes running around! It's a college town all right, and perhaps one of the hippest, but next to UC Berkeley it's a blip on the world hip richter scale. It's the capitol of political correctness (a.k.a. Humor Impairment). If you really want to get something out of the north woods go to Oregon. California is seriously overcrowded, overhyped, overpriced, and more overbearing as time goes on. Attention potheads-Pot is now decriminalized in a lot of states, from Mississippi to Maine. See the norml website. In Alaska you can grow ALL YOU WANT at home! If you really want a feel for Humboldt before actually moving there, buy a ticket to Reggae on the River or the next Hog Farm Pignic. You'll meet a lot of folks from all over and you'll get the lowdown on where it's happening and where you're just going to waste your time. Jobs? You MUST be kidding! Why do you think they grow so much WEED? By the way, pot is legal for ANYONE to grow at home (for private use) in Mendocino County, just south. In Humboldt it's NOT without a prescription. If you're a musician, Arcada has some bars w/live bands. Southern Humboldt and Mendocino are wastelands for working musicians. Those college kids have the bread to burn!

Posted by Mountain Man on 2003-12-24 03:58:42
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Geez, whatta bunch of dreamers!!! Hey, I've been living in the northwoods since 1977, and I've watched it go from Hippie lovesville to Yuppieland. When I bought my first 20 acres with forest and a creek and arrowheads scattered around and people claiming they saw Bigfoot, land was $600 an acre. Now it's $4500 to $5000 an acre and climbing fast. Back then you all had to police yourselves, and we did, with guns when necessary. Now the Sheriffs Dept. is everywhere. So are the helicopters, for those of you dreaming of planting a pot crop. Forget it. And, most of the land parcels, which are usually 20 and 40 parcels, now have houses built on them where back in '77 the land was pretty much empty. I've owned a number of those parcels and built 5 houses myself over the years. So you can figure anyway $200,000 to buy a somewhat remote 20 acres with cabin and a spring or creek. The price goes up from there. Hippies? What are hippies? I used to wear beads and bells, but all things pass. There are no hippies in the woods anymore, just a bunch of hardened mountain people who survived the coke and the crank and the copters. And lemme tell ya, dredlocks suck. Mountain people with dreds have little critters crawling around on their scalps. Who wants their own portable mini-ecology? Not me! Work? Nope. No jobs. If you aren't already a part of the mountain economy, and want to be a part of it, then either go there with an independent income or pray to be born into it in the next life.

Posted by Jeni the little Hippie on 2003-12-06 05:34:14
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so groovy! wish I was there...no hate...complete freedom...but the cost of getting on a plane to America...

Posted by amanda the young hippie on 2003-10-29 23:35:19
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i am so thrilled! i am getting accepted to humboldt state. as i am the only vegan and hippie in my school, i am majorly thrilled. i live in smoggy so-cal, so im hoping that this will teach me the real meaning of peace and love. yay!! love for all.....

Posted by Rama Starfish on 2003-10-24 11:02:23
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I have done many travels but have yet to visit Arcata. I have a friend that lives there, says its great. The only thing that I question: Many "hippie" places are cool to hippies, but here comes the "Infamous Bi-racial Lesbian". Even the coolest hippie places have given me grief.. And of course, my white male friends seem to not eer notice it.. How is the cultural mix (practically had crosses burning on my lawnin Phoenix Arizona). Rama Starfish

Posted by brit on 2003-10-07 12:48:36
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looking for a place in or around arcata. a two or one bedroom something, hopefully in the sticks. looking for work-i've got expirience in metalsmithing and ceramics, but anything would do. my girlfriend has childcare and restaurant exp. living in ZION (utah) and hoping to migrate to the area for the winter. we need any kind of help available. brit027@care2.com

Posted by Ele d. on 2003-08-24 19:09:22
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What happen to the Hupa Tribe? Are there true ancestors still in Humboldt County? Ele d.

Posted by r-train on 2003-08-04 22:19:59
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Reorchestra is hittin the NW this week: tue 8/5 Ashland Creek, Ashland, OR (FREE!!) wed 8/6 Mt Tabor Theater, Portland, OR thu 8/7 Rumours Lounge, Eureka, CA fri 8/8 Caspar Inn, Caspar, CA (near mendocino) Reorchestra is electric african funk + jazz from Berkeley/East Bay Area, California. getcha groove on. http://reorchestra.com peace

Posted by dreamer on 2003-07-23 20:39:10
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hey everyone. i am looking for communal living in arcata and would appreciate any leads, thanks. drmstepr@yahoo.com

Posted by raven on 2003-07-23 20:35:41
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I came to arcadia purly by chance and felt like i had come home. i love it. I hope to find a cheap place and come home.

Posted by Pep on 2003-07-18 10:22:58
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Arcatans revolted against hippies, travelers, tweekers, etc. about 5 years ago. Don't expect to spend time in public spaces without being hassled by poice and residents.

Posted by vthick on 2003-07-15 20:00:37
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Ahh, Arcata in the Winters, Vermont in the Summers. That would be truly paradise!!!

Posted by Kitty on 2003-07-10 16:12:53
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Hello I live in Southern Cali. and I love Humboldt sooooo much I promised myself if I ever moved again it would be up there . Well now that I have a family im looking to move up there . I have found some cheap places to live but I CANT SEEM TO FIND ANYWHERE TO LOOK FOR JOBS. Does anyone have any tips. Thanks so much Kitty . please email me any info kirstenperrin@hotmail.com

Posted by Leanne on 2003-05-01 18:01:36
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I'm moving to the Arcata area mid-late summer and I need info about affordable housing-- in the trees, preferably a cabin. Roomate possibly. Help? fayweather@yahoo.com

Posted by jason on 2003-02-23 22:32:33
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i would love to be able and get in touch with people in this town. I have always wanted to live in a close knit commune. I would love directions and information on communes in this area. Pleas email me at acidrain@hipplanet.com thanks

Posted by littletrace on 2003-02-18 00:26:50
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I'm heading to arcata the first of march and will be happy to report my finding as soon as i get there. if anyone along the way has a place to stay it would be great to meet up with some heads from this forum. peace pipe

Posted by Mark Mckinley on 2003-02-11 16:05:07
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I visited Arcata,Ca in 1998 and even lived there for a few mounths;it is truly a good hippy town,was ;and still is one of my favorite places,as in agreement with one out there;I'm not into the tweeker thing,been there along time back,further south though,I do expect to be out there this summer or early spring,it is a beautiful area,also a few miles north on Pacific coast Hwy;Mckinleyville is worth going to.I Love Humbolt Co.Love you to Girl,you know who you are ;I wished I knew were you were,Peace ,Love ,Happiness always....Me mark

Posted by Christine on 2003-02-05 19:36:20
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I live in Arcata and I love it so much. It is the most awesome place to live and I am definitely going to make this my home for at least a little while until I get the urge to move on again. It is one of the most beautiful areas I have ever seen and the people here are also super friendly. And Humboldt State is the best place to go to school!

Posted by Lil Toad - liltoad420@aol on 2002-11-11 14:17:58
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Well, i dunno where to start. Yes Arcata is (was) a nice place to visit. Specially Travelling through. Ive seen Arcata atleast once a year for 5 years now. Like water grinding through rocks. Its always changing. Fortunately, the center of town hasn’t been modernized.. and has pretty much stayed the same with a bunch of small family owned stores. There was a great beach to camp at maybe a mile or 2 north.. But over the years… tweekers ‘n such have taken over. In just a few years (and some tears) The beach went from a clean pristine, long streach of beach, to a haven for tweekers, who selfishly throw their trash where ever they think is good, even though theres a dumpster provided. Last time there I picked up over
    30 rusty nails
and shards of
    glass
just in the area we decided to camp in. Must have been hard to break glass on the sand huh ?!? Ive seen many GIANT peices of redwood driftwood. soaked in gas and light on fire. Sometimes burning all the way, sometimes leaving an ugly burnt stump sticking out of the sand, and sometimes not burning at all leaving a huge blackened peice towering out of the sand. The driftwood used to be all over. This past year, I saw none. But aside from the bad… The city of Arcata has a laundry day, which is free. Also many places will feed you for free. Even hot food. But one of the best things about that city is… if you live there, the town will provide you with a free bike. (Wow wish they did that everywhere) Ofcourse the city is green friendly… but look out since Humboldt has gotten soo much media… Some folks are out to help spread the wealth with great deals… even free kickdowns, and some will try to sell you fresh buds… FRESH isint good.. make sure its dried.. and cured. (crisp to the touch but springs back when squeezed :) Safe travels.. and learned be your journey.. haha Much love to everyone. Always like contacts... currently im in the sespool of northern virginia. hah its not that bad, or atleast i keep telling myself that. If you are Anywhere close to that, infact, if you are anywhere in the country give me an e-mail liltoad420@aol.com I love to travel.

Posted by Cloudancer on 2002-08-14 01:14:14
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I've been to many of these so-called hippie places listed here. Arcata is a true hippie town. From the local newspapers, to the music played in the post office, to the multiple co-ops in the town, this community has everything for the peaceful minded. Its very hard to not fall in loce with Arcata, and then to walk away from it. I am in love with this town, as I'm sure others are, aslo.

Posted by DakiNE on 2002-07-18 21:09:53
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ARCATA IS NO LONGER FREINDLY KIDS. YOU CAN NOT EVEN CLOSE YOUR EYES WHILE ENJOYING THE PARK IN TOWN. I DON;T KNOW ABOUT YOU KIDS , BUT I LIKE TO LONGE IN THE SUN WHICH MIGHT MEAN THAT I CLOSE MY EYES TO SOAK UP SOME RAYS. IN ARCATA THOUGH YOU WILL GET A TICKET FOR THIS. MY WIFE WENT TO THE COLLEGE OF THE REDWOODS. IN HUMBOLDT SHE CAMPED IN HER BUS AND WAS HASSLED ALOT...WHERE CAN PEOPLE JUST BE FREE??? I HAVE LIVED IN TAOS NEW MEXICO IN 93' AND HAD A GREAT TIME. LOTS OF LOVE THERE. MAUI FROM 94' - 00' THE ALOHA WAS ALIVE THE FIRST FEW YEARS, BUT GOOD THINGS DON'T ALLWAYS STAY GOOD... LOTS OF PEOPLE ON THIS BLUE BALL LOOKING FOR THERE NIRVANA ALSO..TAKE THE GOOD TIME AND RELISH THEM....ALOHA AND LOVE TO YOU ALL....

Posted by sassafras on 2002-07-08 21:57:41
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There's great camping at Orick Beach, about 40 minutes north of Arcata along Route 1. You can find drum circles there. The last time I visited, the state park was allowing maximum two weeks free camping. Hopefully it hasn't changed. The beach is right there and those old-growth redwoods aren't too far either.

Posted by jimi on 2002-06-28 19:18:56
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as soon as i get out of school id like to live for a while in a place like this, its just so sad to have to live with all the angry people in the mainstream

Posted by Sarah on 2002-05-03 20:35:15
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I journeyed through Arcata, Cali from SoCal moving up to Portland, Or. Boyfriend has friends in Trinidad, Ca...which is close....and man...talk about a nice break from reality and the sad mainstream of life today. Time doesn't matter....everyone is nice....my fav place to be!!

Posted by ShantaNaya on 2002-02-19 21:09:03
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I'm very interested in leaving the monotiny(sp?) of suburbia. If you could please E-mail at Trynaex@aol.com with information on how to contact someone or get more information I be very grateful.

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