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Arcata Police Log: Getaway watermelon cart somehow successful

Arcata Police Log: Getaway watermelon cart somehow successful

• Saturday, September 15 3:33 p.m. A tree attacked a man near the Redwood Park parking lot. Using a gravity assist, it plunged earthward onto its prey and broke his leg. 4:10 p.m. A woman gave a man a mattress a long time ago, and now demanded its return. The man was worried for his

Humboldt’s Auditor-Controller’s Office not functioning very well

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – A consultant has concluded that Humboldt County’s unusually controversial Auditor-Controller’s Office has high staff turnover and doesn’t prioritize its work efforts effectively.  Another in a series of reports on one of the county’s most important departments was presented to the Board of Supervisors at its Sept. 11 meeting. 

Four-day ABC hearing on drug dealing at Plaza bars concludes

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union EUREKA/ARCATA – The four-day administrative law hearing into alleged drug violations at two Plaza bars is over. Judge Alberto Roldan has 30 days to render a decision as to whether or not the liquor licenses for the Sidelines and Toby & Jack’s should be revoked. Roldan’s decision will be

Obituary: Geri Francine van Emmerik, 1960 – 2018

Geri Francine van Emmerik, age 57,  passed away Sunday, Sept.  16, 2018 at her home in McKinleyville with her husband Otto and family by her side.  She had been diagnosed with Stage IV Lung Cancer in October of 2015 which she valiantly fought until the end.   Geri was born in Los Angeles, California, on

A frank exchange of views about tonight’s CAB meeting

Mad River Union ARCATA – A member of KHSU’s Community Advisory Board (CAB) and Humboldt State’s president have had a frank exchange of views in advance of tonight’s CAB meeting. The meeting is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. in BSS 162. The messages below were sent to the Union via an email anonymizer. Boardmember Jana Kirk-Levine

More KSHU issues pile up in advance of Wednesday’s CAB meeting

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – Pick your narrative: either Humboldt State’s adults are trying to bring clarity and fairness to the unruly rebellion at KHSU, or the university’s administration is crossing ethical lines to squash dissent.  Humboldt State University President Lisa Rossbacher has asked that meetings of radio station KHSU’s Community Advisory

HSU warns of suspicious person

HSU Campus Safety Bulletin: Suspicious Individual The University Police Department is advising the Humboldt State University community to be on the alert for a suspicious individual. In May 2018, 22-year-old Jesus Alonso (photo), who is not an HSU student, is suspected of being involved in an armed robbery during an illegal drug sale on campus.

Arcata Police Log: Volcanic vituperation befouls the burg

• Wednesday, August 15 9:06 p.m. Yelled obscenities were punctuated with door slams for emphasis on war-torn lower E Street. 9:15 p.m. Volleys of vituperation issued from a pink-shirted man whose pulpit was the center of Janes Road. 11:30 p.m. A McCallum Circle resident complained of the neighbor’s continual display of his middle finger, a

County promises climate change action

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – Humboldt County has pledged to create a plan for reining in its carbon emissions and will strive for 100 percent renewably-sourced electricity by 2025. A resolution to that effect was unanimously approved at the Sept. 11 Board of Supervisors meeting. Advanced by Supervisor Mike Wilson, the resolution also