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Arcata Police Log: Hark! The howled derangels sing – ‘tis the season to be yelly

Arcata Police Log: Hark! The howled derangels sing – ‘tis the season to be yelly

• Tuesday, November 6 Three grade school-age children walked along Stewart Avenue with a boom box blaring racial slurs. 7 p.m. A behoodied man with issues strode up and down Alliance Road at 27th Street, yell-yammering at passersby. • Wednesday, November 7 1:48 a.m. A man on Sunset Avenue carried on the yammerelling tradition. 2:06

Co-op racing to address sales drop, cash crunch, bone broth surfeit

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – The winds of change that wiped out the Arcata Co-op’s iconic information kiosk earlier this year are still blowing, and this time they’re threatening to knock down the whole store – and the one in Eureka, too. Northcoast Co-op is under unprecedented financial pressure, which, in presentations

Humboldt Planco ponders climate change, sea level rise

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – A county staff report states that sea level rise is “a significant threat to every aspect of life on the North Coast” but opinions on how to react to it are divided. Based on a “vulnerability assessment” by hydrologist Aldaron Laird, a staff report prepared for the county’s

UPDATED: Costanzo will appeal Sidelines, Toby and Jack’s liquor license revocation

Mad River Union SACRAMENTO – The director of the state’s Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) agency has adopted an administrative law judge’s proposed decisions that liquor licenses for The Sidelines and Toby and Jack’s bars be revoked. The revocations were recommended by Judge Alberto Roldan in twin decisions issued Nov. 2. His rulings followed a four-day

Arcata Police Log: Weaponizing a defunct opossum

• Friday, November 2 2:19 a.m. What began as a promising and emotionally satisfying tirade soon collapsed into introspection and isolation when a woman phoned police all het up about some guy blasting music from his car in a G Street bank’s parking lot. When confronted, he argued and threatened her, she said. Asked by

Cannabis helping Humboldt’s bottom line

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – Humboldt County’s budget is in the black and with $17.7 million in cannabis excise tax revenue expected for the fiscal year, the county is pursuing a cannabis marketing program and a grant program to help communities that have been negatively impacted by legalization. The county’s favorable budget scenario

Review team finds Plaza shooting death legally justified

Humboldt County District Attorney’s Office HUMBOLDT – The Humboldt County District Attorney’s Office has completed review of the investigation into the law-enforcement-officer-involved shooting that resulted in the death of Ervin Eugene Sweat, Jr. in September, 2017. The review included video recordings, autopsy and toxicology reports, and the report of the Critical Incident Response Team (CIRT),

Arcata Fire’s directors serve their five divisions

Rene Campbell Arcata Fire Board President The third Tuesday evening of every month you will find five people with differing backgrounds and experience serving on the Arcata Fire District Board. In conjunction with Fire Chief, they look at budget items, emergency equipment needs, and ways of educating the public around emergencies. The District was initially