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Arcata Police Log: All this shoving is pointless… I know, let’s yell instead

• April Fools’ Day 8:21 a.m. When a 13th Street man woke up with a swollen face and less money than he had when he dozed off, he accused his brother of beating and robbing him in his sleep. 1:24 p.m. An H Street beggar’s sign read “HELP,” which to him meant give me money

Blue Lake Notes: Let the sun shine on BL

Mother Nature has been having a little fun with us lately, with some nonstop rain, followed by the most gorgeous of days, but what it is reminding me of is that here in Blue Lake, our late spring through fall weather is always the absolute best, and I cannot wait for what is in store.

From California’s coast to below Elysium Planitia with Mars InSight

Note: Union Space Correspondent Roger Eckart recently traveled to Vandenberg Air Force Base, from which the InSight lander will be launched to Mars on an Atlas V-401 rocket this Saturday, May 5, and checked it out. First of two parts. – Ed. Roger Eckart Mad River Union VANDENBERG AFB – The prep is pretty intense.

This year’s OysterFest kicks off Saturday with a party at the Vets Hall

Arcata Main Street ARCATA VETS HALL – Join Arcata Main Street for Oysters! Oysters! and more fresh Oysters at the Oyster Festival Kick Off Party Saturday, May 5 from 5 to 10 p.m. at the Arcata Veterans Memorial Building, 1425 J St.  A fresh oyster reception takes place from 5 to 7 p.m.  Local oyster

Two top birds of 2017 honored

Sue Leskiw Special to the Union ARCATA – “Great birds can come at the most unexpected times,” opined Tony Kurz. “I had just a few things to do in the office [he works for California State Parks], then started thinking that I hadn’t birded the Ferndale Bottoms in a while, and felt the itch to get

Remember little Phoebe and raise money to complete the Humboldt Bay Trail

Nancy Stephenson Special to the Union HUMBOLDT BAY – It’s Bike Month and it’s been a year since my pug Phoebe left us, but her memory lives on and inspires us to ride our bikes to get the most out of life, and to get the most life on our bikes we need to finish

Dogtown: Rocky the Superdog’s double life, plus puppies!

Shelter dog Rocky leads a double life. Weekdays, he’s just another black and white Staffordshire Terrier mix waiting to be noticed at the shelter, but on the weekend he becomes a superdog, spreading joy and kisses to a whole community of canine-deprived students! Shelter management, working with Redwood Pals Rescue, is allowing Rocky to go

Trinidad Tidings: Milestones, accomplishments, memories and vision

Trinidad School 1950s classmates Scott Baker and Roland Johnson will be guest speakers at Trinidad Museum Society’s Annual Meeting on Sunday, April 29 at 2 p.m., 400 Janis Ct. The pair will tell of the joys and perils of “Growing Up in Trinidad” when they were free to roam and explore at the pier, on