It is shameful and humiliating to be part of a city that wants to get rid of a social problem instead of fixing it. It is even worse when they try and bend the United States Constitution to do so.
Yes, believe it or not, I do acknowledge that a huge number of the panhandlers in Arcata are… disreputable characters, overly aggressive, intrusive and even threatening, drug addicts, even trust fund babies who really have no need to be panhandling, etc. But please acknowledge the big picture and the fact that there are many who are not, and our society is currently woefully inadequate in providing for them. The last thing they need is to be further stigmatized, stereotyped and blamed.
On Saturday, April 3 at about 8:50 p.m., officers from the Arcata Police Department responded to the Minor Theater 1015 H St, for the report of an armed robbery. Upon officer’s arrival they were advised by witnesses, a white male adult in his twenties, approximately six feet tall with a medium build, wearing a blue…
Arcata: Jill and Andrea
9:03 p.m. A little lost goat appeared in a Brigid Lane yard. Since the animal shelter doesn’t take goats, the resident was asked to care for it until the next morning.
“It turns out it wasn’t a grow house,” said Detective Barry Gates, with obvious embarrassment. “It was a ‘glow house’ – an indoor tanning salon. This is something we hadn’t encountered before.”
The City of Arcata and National Weather Service have collaborated to develop a “Lunatic Weather Map” which attempts to forecast the ebb and flow of high-maintenance crazy persons in and around Arcata.
The most overlooked section of the Arcata Library is the Oversize section. Did you know that we have special shelves where we put all of the books that are too tall to fit on our regular shelving? The Reflexology Atlas is in this section. It is so big that the pictures of the hands and…
I recently heard that we are having a problem with adolescent heroin use in Arcata. I was shocked and saddened by this news. I know some experimentation is normal, but heroin is a hard core drug and leads to significant dependency and addiction issues. Around the same time, a family brought their 14 year old daughter…
McKinleyville: Caitlin and Jake