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Arcata Police Log: Chicken sandwich forfeited for the greater gassy good in war-torn drive-thru lane

Arcata Police Log: Chicken sandwich forfeited for the greater gassy good in war-torn drive-thru lane

• Saturday, August 21 1:06 p.m. A man asked this other guy in Chestnut Place if he could use his phone. In the spirit of brotherhood and helpful generosity, the blue-gray Android phone was handed over, at which point the borrower refused to return it, taking flight on a black Kawasaki Ninja motorcycle.  4:17 p.m.

COVID emergency stressing hospitals

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – Humboldt County’s public health director has said that staff in local hospitals and her department can only focus on priority work as the most intense phase of the pandemic continues. ​During a September 8 virtual news conference, county Public Health Director Sofia Pereira described the alarming scale of

Humboldt Hot Air is on the air at the Old Creamery

We are a group of artists, musicians, activists and educators who see Internet radio as a platform to amplify our art and the art of those we love. We are excited to collaborate with local organizations. We hope to use Humboldt Hot Air as a platform for those within our community to amplify their voices especially during Covid when many of our artistic platforms have been less accessible. 

15 year old arrested on suspicion of attempted murder in McKinleyville

Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office McKINLEYVILLE – On Monday, Sept. 13 at about 8 p.m., Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to a residence on the 1300 block of Underhill Avenue in McKinleyville for the report of a physical assault. As deputies arrived on scene, a 15-year-old juvenile suspect approached a deputy’s patrol vehicle and began

HSU’s polytechnic outreach yields new details

At the August meeting of Arcata’s Public Safety Committee, member Fred Johansen said he and other Westwood-area residents are alarmed about the planned project just east of their neighborhood. (The committee formed three subcommittees to study safety issues in central Arcata, the Westwood/Craftsman Mall area and in Valley West.)

Arcata council doles out $4.4 million in ARPA rescue money

Councilmembers initially listed their top picks for funding, then got down to specifics. An initial $1 million was set aside for climate change-related projects, with specifics to be determined later. Initial common areas of emphasis among the councilmembers were support for public safety (if not necessarily police), homeless sheltering, Valley West improvements and restoring staff positions cut during as part of pandemic response.