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LoCO gets Drooz’d

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – Another local news organization, the Lost Coast Outpost (LoCO), has received a demand letter from Deborah Drooz, Esq., the Los Angeles attorney representing Humboldt State University Vice President Craig Wruck. Over the last several days, Drooz has sent the Mad River Union letters accusing it of false

McKinley EIR ready after election, statue supporters cite fantastic figures

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – Rebuttals to the arguments have been received for and against Measure M, the ballot measure which would reverse the City Council’s Feb. 21 decision to remove the statue of William McKinley from the Arcata Plaza. At last week’s City Council meeting, Community Development Director David Loya said

Arcata council incumbents, aspirants getting serious

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union Note: This story includes material previously published online. – Ed. ARCATA – With two four-year Arcata City Council seats available this November and a host of pressing issues at hand, incumbents and outsiders alike are joining the candidate queue. As of Monday morning, some seven possible candidates have taken

Measure Z renewal would be permanent with voter OK

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – Measure Z, Humboldt County’s public safety sales tax, will be up for voter renewal in the November election and if it succeeds, it will remain in effect unless voters choose to end it. At its July 24 meeting, the Board of Supervisors approved the ballot language for renewal

Union gets second letter from HSU VP’s attorney, KHSU staffer got one too

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – The Mad River Union has received a second letter from Deborah Drooz, Esq., attorney for Humboldt State University Vice President Craig Wruck and his wife, Elizabeth. The latest letter, dated Aug. 6, is a flattened pdf document scanned at a slight angle from the original (see below).

Trinidad City Council roiled by ‘shocking’ complaint

Elaine Weinreb Mad River Union TRINIDAD – A smoldering controversy burst into flame at the July 25 meeting of the Trinidad City Council meeting. The source of the heat was an allegation, made two months earlier, that Trinidad Planning Commissioner Mike Morgan brought a stun gun to a public meeting of the Trinidad Planning Commission.

Arcata Police Log: Ninja infestation drives man to drink; wanker introduced to pavement

• Friday, July 13 4:27 a.m. A woman on Upper Bay Road said that as she opened the front door to her house, some sort of slithy tove opened the trunk of her car and slithered inside. 11:20 a.m. A Ribeiro Lane resident said someone used her credit card to buy a $500 vacuum and

Mayor Sofia Pereira kicks off re-election bid at Greenview Park

Mad River Union ARCATA – Flanked by supporters, friends and family members, Mayor Sofia Pereira formally announced her candidacy for another four-year term on the Arcata City Council today at Arcata’s Greenview Park. Pereira was praised by supporter Nancy Starck as conscientious, prepared and open minded. Former City Councilmember Wesley Chesbro cited Pereira as a

HSU vice president demands newspaper retract employee’s allegations

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – A Humboldt State University administrator involved with the controversy surrounding radio station KHSU is pushing back against a radio station employee’s allegations of inappropriate conduct – by accusing the newspaper that reported them of libel. On Friday evening, the Mad River Union received a letter (see below)

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