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Arcata City Council meeting disrupted again as police chief discloses case details, tactics

Arcata City Council meeting disrupted again as police chief discloses case details, tactics

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA CITY HALL – The Arcata City Council was unable to meet for a second night, its deliberations disrupted by activists demanding resolution to the unsolved killing of HSU student David Josiah Lawson. Unfinished business – including The Village student housing project – will be held over to an Aug.

ACRH wants to see what HSU blacked out in The Village document dump

Mad River Union ARCATA – They who hold “The Village” student housing project in low esteem and want it replaced with a less dense alternative are asking for more documents detailing Humboldt State University’s involvement with the developers. A Public Records Act request by Arcata Citizens for Responsible Housing recently resulted in a 369-page document

Threat of violence at Arcata High deemed ‘not credible’

Mad River Union ARCATA – A threatening note found on the Arcata High School campus Tuesday, May 22 was deemed “not credible” by the Arcata Police. On that day, the Arcata Police Department was notified by the Arcata High School that a suspicious note had been discovered on campus. The note contained a threat of

Lawson update: Council can’t talk, meetings set, new police chief sought

Jack Durham Mad River Union ARCATA – It’s been 13 months since David Josiah Lawson, 19, was stabbed to death in Arcata, but the case is still unsolved. The Arcata City Council was reminded of this during public comments at its May 16 meeting, with several speakers pleading with council members to rehire former FBI

Deadlocked Planco punts Village to council

Note: This story appeared in the May 16 edition of the Union. Updates appear at the end of the story. – Ed. Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – An even-numbered Planning Commission last week deadlocked 2–2 on approval of findings required for The Village student housing complex. But that doesn’t end consideration of

Arcata braces for rising seas

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – With the Humboldt Bay and the Pacific Ocean lapping thirstily at its southern edges, Arcata’s low-lying lands are facing eventual inundation. It likely won’t happen overnight, and property in the area may still see use, and even fresh construction, for decades to come. But preparing for the

Grow house raided in Arcata

Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office ARCATA – On April 13, deputies with the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office responded to a residence on Abbot Lane in Arcata for a welfare check. During their investigation, deputies smelled a strong odor of marijuana emitting from a detached garage at the residence and observed other signs of an unpermitted indoor

Arcata bus stop work to begin

ARCATA BUS STOPS The 2018 Arcata ADA Bus Stop Improvements Project will begin on Monday, May 14. The City of Arcata has contracted with RAO Construction Inc., for this project. The plan involves concrete work, asphalt paving, and drainage improvements at the Arcata transit center and adjacent portions of Ninth and 10th streets in the

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