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Arcata Fire: The road to becoming a firefighter

Arcata Fire: The road to becoming a firefighter

You’re driving to work when suddenly hear sirens blaring, you pull over and a shiny red fire engine races by. Have you ever wondered where they’re going? Who they will help? Or even, what it might be like to be in their shoes? If you’ve ever dreamed of becoming a firefighter here are the basic

Arcata, McKinleyville get help from Measure Z

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – The Arcata, McKinleyville and Trinidad areas are benefitting from Measure Z public safety revenue, which is paying for school resource officers, sheriff’s deputy coverage and a walkway improvement. The board made decisions on funding recommendations from the Measure Z Citizens Advisory Committee at the April 24 supervisors meeting.

Jam session seeks real-world reforms

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – If bold ideas and good intentions alone solved problems, Arcatans could leave their doors unlocked, their keys in their cars and their kids unescorted to school. Or at very least, be able to walk down the street without fear of being assaulted, aggressively panhandled or yelled at.

The week in public safety, Dec. 21, 2016

Arcata Fire’s admin offices move to McK ARCATA/McKINLEYVILLE – Effective Friday, Dec. 16, the Arcata Fire District has moved its administrative offices to the newly remodeled McKinleyville Fire Station at 2149 Central Ave. Following the move from Arcata, the administrative offices will remain closed through Dec. 26 and reopen at 8 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 27.  Arcata

How to outsmart the grinches

Ginger Campbell Special to the Union HUMBOLDT – The holiday season is here and people are already receiving holiday packages via delivery services such as UPS and FedEx. Nationally, as well as locally, a problem has arisen in which people follow delivery trucks, grab packages after delivery, run back to their cars and zoom off.

Crime briefs, Nov. 16, 2016

Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office McKINLEYVILLE – On Tuesday, Nov. 8 at about 2:18 a.m., Humboldt County Sherriffs Deputies responded to the 76 Station on the 2600 block of Central Ave in McKinleyville for a report of a robbery that had just occurred. The clerk told deputies an unknown suspect entered the business, brandished a firearm

Forging a community safety partnership to make real change now

A lot of us have been asking ourselves what’s next? How do I step up in light of frightening local and national events? We, the parents of Arcata Elementary School, had a similar question in September when a 12-year-old girl was sexually assaulted on her way to school. HSU students were asking themselves the same question

Public Safety briefs Nov. 8, 2016

Reward for McK health club fire info Arcata Fire/HCSO REWARD OFFERED Arcata Fire District and the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office, in cooperation with Alterra America Insurance Company, is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons who initiated a fire at The Club at Mill Creek,

Measure P & Z pass; Pereira, Wheetley and Pitino win Arcata Council

Union Staff Report HUMBOLDT – A measure that bans the growing of genetically modified organisms in Humboldt County was overwhelmingly approved Tuesday. Measure P passed by a landslide, with preliminary election totals of 17,029 yes votes, or 59.43 percent, compared to 11,624 no votes, or 40.57 percent. Measure Z, the county-wide half cent sales tax

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