Joel Johnston. APD photo

Handgun-assisted business matter leaves Sunny Braer bullet-creased

City of Arcata PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE SHOT FIRED DURING ROBBERY ATTEMPT  On 07/26/2014, at approximately 1 a.m., the Arcata Police Department received the report of a gunshot followed by a person yelling for help in the Wiley Court area of Sunny Brae. Officers responded to the area and contacted a subject who reported an


Blodwin Mary Gratwicke Wilbur with Quince

Obituary: Blodwin Mary Gratwicke Wilbur

Blodwin Mary Gratwicke Wilbur died in her sleep at home on Sunday, July 6. Mary was born in Knucklass, Wales, on October 4, 1918, and grew up in London, England. She was a graduate of the London School of Economics and lived through the Blitz during World War II. She was a social worker in



Fleschner and Hager

Well-tuned weekend in Westhaven

Janine Volkmar Special to the Union WESTHAVEN – Two homegrown musicians will appear at Westhaven Center for the Arts (WCA) in two shows this weekend: Claire Bent and Dave Fleschner. Although Fleschner has toured internationally with names such as Curtis Salgado, Earl Thomas and Karen Lovely, Bent is still hoping to travel “to the Bay


CELEBRATION Morgan McCasland is mobbed by teammates after his inside-the-park not-home run on Friday against the Walnut Creek Crawdads.            Photo by Erik Fraser

Crabs on fire

Erik Fraser Mad River Union ARCATA – The chilly evening air at the Arcata Ball Park did nothing to cool off the Crabs last week. The team posted a 4-1 record against the San Mateo Rounders and Walnut Creek Crawdads, and their only loss came in a game that was scoreless through 13 innings. Crabs


DA Candidates Answer Those Unasked Questions

On Thursday, March 20, a forum for district attorney candidates was held at the Arcata Community Center. Candidates Allan Dollison, Elan Firpo, Maggie Fleming and Arnie Klein answered numerous questions submitted by audience members and callers-in, but when the hour-and-a-half was up, some questions were left unasked… until now! The candidates’ responses are unedited.  They

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