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BitterSweet: All hail our new pie and cider overlords

BitterSweet: All hail our new pie and cider overlords

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union With the advent of BitterSweet, Arcata is looking at a fundamental transition in months to come, to a largely pie-based existence. The former auto painting shop on I Street has been  transformed into a unique restaurant – a genius fusion of two businesses offering craft ciders and clever crusted

Alliance Store asbestos cleanup underway

Mad River Union CLEANUP COMMANDED Historic Alliance Store burned down in May, and the asbestos-contaminated ruins have blighted the intersection of Alliance Road and Spear Avenue ever since. A Sept. 4 warning letter to property owners John and Edith Toste brought no action, so on Sept. 28, at the urging of  the North Coast Air

MEOW: Vixens help kitties at Saturday’s Alley Cat Cabaret & Purrlesque

J Bella Entertainment ARCATA – Burlesque vixens, belly dancers, magicians, comedians, clowns and more gather under one roof this Saturday to raise funds for Companion Animal Foundation when J Bella Entertainment presents Alley Cat Cabaret & Purrlesque, a cat-inspired cabaret & burlesque show. The show stars Bay Area beauties Sugar Cane Jane (“The Velvet Painting

In vino scientia

Moonstone Crossing TRINIDAD – Abby Petersen isn’t old enough to drink, but she’s already well acquainted with the health benefits of wine. Petersen, a junior at Humboldt State University, has been helping to research the behaviors of cancer cells and stem cells, doing work funded by a gift from Moonstone Crossing Winery in Trinidad. She

Community PRIDE Project forms to re-civilize downtown Arcata

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – Another attempt to civilize the Plaza is underway, and it’s different than previous ineffectual efforts. While downtowners have complained for years about panhandlers, perpetual partyers and petty crime, there’s a widespread perception that conditions have deteriorated to a new low this year. Businesspeople, residents and tourists alike