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Two views on ‘The Village’ – an L.A. profit center and a land grab

Two views on ‘The Village’ – an L.A. profit center and a land grab

ACRH press release Public Records Request Reveals Five Million in Income A Year for AMCAL and HSU While Los Angeles Developer AMCAL’s representatives spent last week publicly smearing a grassroots group of Arcata citizens, new documents reveal a multimillion dollar profit motive for AMCAL’s private dorm project at the Craftsman’s Mall site. With the latest

Union Editorial: Approve The Village

The current, third version of the massively revised “The Village” student housing project deserves approval by the Arcata City Council. It’s a good project. Recent upgrades to the project have ameliorated its biggest problems – the initially overwhelming scale and the cruel impacts it posed to residents of Maple Lane. Those were genuine dealbreakers that

Susan Ornelas: The Village’s shortcomings and possibilities

Mad River Union ARCATA – Councilmember Susan Ornelas is one of two members of the City Council who have announced opposition to The Village student housing project. Councilmember Brett Watson has stated that he opposes the project because it is not sited within Humboldt State’s campus borders. A four-person council is considering The Village, since

Letters to the Editor June 13, 2018

KHSU firing unexplained Three weeks ago long-time KHSU employee Katie Whiteside was fired. I had just seen Katie on a Sunday and spoke with her about coming back as a host and editor for Through the Eyes of Women. On Monday I arranged an interview with an internationally acclaimed author. On Tuesday I emailed Katie

Union Editorial: Secrecy and subterfuge isn’t well-serving the public process for ‘The Village ‘

While hindsight is 20/20, we could have told everyone involved with the proposed The Village student housing project at the outset that transparency was the best policy. It still is, even as the various stakeholders’ tendency toward secretiveness compromises the process of considering the project. It began with the project’s backers a year ago in

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