Author Archives: Kevin Hoover

Man grabs breaker inside PG&E substation, gets burned, causes power outage

Man grabs breaker inside PG&E substation, gets burned, causes power outage

City of Arcata PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE WARRANT SUBJECT INJURED AFTER PLAYING WITH ELECTRICITY On Thursday, Aug. 13 at about 3 a.m., a portion of the City of Arcata experienced a power outage.  The police department was immediately inundated with alarm calls from local banks and businesses. At about 3:14 a.m., officers from the Arcata Police

Lovelace won’t seek re-election; Wilson aspires to 3rd District seat

HUMBOLDT THIRD DISTRICT – Third District Supervisor Mark Lovelace won’t seek a third term, opening up the supervisorial seat covering Arcata, Manila, Blue Lake, Freshwater and Kneeland. Humboldt Bay Harbor Recreation and Conservation District Commissioner Mike Wilson immediately announced for the seat. Below, press releases from Lovelace and Wilson. Supervisor Mark Lovelace Announces He Will Not

The Coffee Break: ‘Fueling Your Day’ in a different way than back in the day

 Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union SUNNY BRAE – The sleepy shire of Sunny Brae daily awakens with stimulating help from its former gas station, now the caffeine-pumping Coffee Break. Starting this Sunday, the Sunny Brae Center coffee house will be “fueling your day” in a whole new way. After three years, owner Michelle Greenway is

An update on Arcata forest issues

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – Hardly anyone from the public attends the monthly meetings of the Forest Management Committee (FMC) – including its citizen members. Even with an update of the Forest Management Plan underway, the Arcata Ridge Trail steadily growing and a timber harvest in the works, the FMC hasn’t had

Mary Ella Anderson: The concept of ownership

I listen to the radio and most of the time it’s tuned to KGOE. You could say it’s my AM station of choice. It’s a good advertising medium for local businesses, including the North Coast Co-op. Their advertisements promote the idea that membership equates to ownership and that member owners have a voice in running the

The Medical Marijuana Innovation Zone’s unanswered questions

Note: The following letter was submitted to Arcata’s Planning Commission, and partially read aloud during last week’s consideration of the proposed Medical Marijuana Innovation Zone (MMIZ). – Ed. TO: The Arcata Planning Commission: Jason Akana, Chuck Gianini, Judith Meyer, Robert Flint, Paul Hagen, Daniel Tangney The Arcata City Council: Mayor Michael Winkler, Susan Ornelas, Sofia

Live from Arcata City Hall, it’s Thursday Night Talk!

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union/KHSU ARCATA CITY HALL – Thursday night July 23, we’re doing a KHSU Thursday Night Talk (TNT) radio show from Arcata City Hall. It may be the first time a general interest public affairs show has been broadcast from City Council Chamber. Exciting! Even more exciting is the topic –