Author Archives: Kevin Hoover

DA: no charges will be filed in Lawson killing

DA: no charges will be filed in Lawson killing

Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – The Humboldt County District Attorney’s Office announced today that following a review of evidence, including testimony from witnesses, a criminal grand jury has declined to file any charges in the April 15, 2017 killing of Humboldt State student David Josiah Lawson. Humboldt County District Attorney’s Office press release March 13,

OBITUARY: Esterline Washington

Esterline Washington, of Aunt Ester’s Barbeque Ribs n Things, passed away Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019.  She is survived by one niece, Lorrain Darnes Smith, third cousin, Travis Dell Herron, and fourth cousin, Fatima Sheikh. She was preceded by her God-daughter, third cousin, Anna Jean Herron. She was married to Matthew Washington until his death in 1999. 

Valley West reinvention proceeding steadily thanks to APD/community alliance

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union VALLEY WEST – Arcata’s long-underserved northern neighborhood is getting a lot of attention from City Hall lately, but its residents aren’t missing the opportunity to bootstrap themselves and their community into new selfhood and self-improvement. Volunteers with pluckers, buckets and brooms fanned out across Arcata’s northern ’burb, powered by

McKinley statue pulled from Plaza in early morning operation

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – The statue of William McKinley, a gift to the citizens of Arcata from George Zehndner, is gone from the Arcata Plaza. Where America’s 25th president once towered over the town, a circular planter – also soon to go – encloses foliage and a barren patch of concrete

New planner: McK over-packed with multi-family housing

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union McKINLEYVILLE – McKinleyville’s representative on the county Planning Commission has advanced a stance on multiple unit housing development, saying that “McKinleyville has been getting a lot of these really dense subdivisions and I don’t think we need too many more of them.” Peggy O’Neill, a McKinleyville resident who was recently

Letters to the Editor, March 6, 2019

Why care about zoning? Why care about zoning? Because if you care about how Humboldt County plans for the health of its communities and resource lands, zoning is where the rubber meets the road. Zoning regulates how land is used, specifically locations and densities. The Humboldt County Planning Department’s is now developing new zoning regulations

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