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McK garage burns but firewall holds after battery charge goes awry

McK garage burns but firewall holds after battery charge goes awry

Arcata Fire District press release (McKinleyville, CA) – August 19, 2019 – Arcata Fire District was dispatched to a residential structure fire at 8:10 p.m. Monday evening. One Battalion Chief and one engine responded from the McKinleyville Fire Station with two additional engines responding from Mad River and Arcata Stations. When firefighters from the McKinleyville

Arcata Police Log: Booze-bamboozled brainlock begets driver.exe reboot

• Wednesday, July 31 11:52 a.m. When someone left their large black truck with two children inside idling for 20 minutes outside a Sunny Brae laundromat, a random passerby volunteered a yelling-included cost-benefit analysis of the decision. 1:21 p.m. A cow in an F Street field didn’t appear to have any food or water. 3

APD investigating sexual assault in Redwood Park

City of Arcata PRESS RELEASEAPD INVESTIGATING SEXUAL ASSAULT IN REDWOOD PARKOn Friday morning, Aug. 16, 2019, the Arcata Police Department received inquiries from community members regarding a sexual assault that occurred in Redwood Park two to three days ago. The Police Department immediately began an investigation. Community members who had information were contacted by APD and

Coastal Comm OKs Trinidad Bay Hyatt, U.S. 101 safety measures

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT –  ​In a locally-held meeting, the state’s Coastal Commission has given conditional approvals to two controversial projects – a 100-room, five-story hotel next to the Cher-ae Heights Casino and the U.S. Highway 101 interchange. ​The commission began three days of meetings on Aug. 7 at Eureka’s Wharfinger Building. A

HSU to Hold Emergency Drill at Residence Hall on Wednesday, August 14

HSU to Hold Emergency Drill at Residence Hall on August 14 Housing & Residence Life at Humboldt State University will hold an emergency simulation  Wednesday, Aug. 14 to test campus and community response teams. The simulation will be loud and include participation from Housing & Residence Life, the University Police Department, the Arcata Fire Department,

Murder suspect arrested in McKinleyville

Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office McKINLEYVILLE – On Saturday, Aug. 10 at about 12:10 a.m., the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office received a call of a disturbance on the 1100 block of Boss Road in McKinleyville. It was reported that a male subject may have been stabbed during the incident. It was also reported that a male subject was

Arcata scoping new revenue sources

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – With a lull in sales tax revenue and some big expenses ahead, the City of Arcata is looking at ways to pump up revenue. It’s a disparity between supply (city funds) and demands (for services and projects). According to the agenda for a July 25 City Council

Humboldt takes aim at unlicensed growers, Planco OKs McK subdivision

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union  HUMBOLDT – ​Humboldt County’s planning director has reported that 452 commercial cannabis permits have been approved to date but about 500 interim permit holders are operating without state licenses. ​Planning Director John Ford updated the Planning Commission on the permitting scenario at its Aug. 1 meeting. ​The county’s has a

McKMAC forms two forward-looking committees for beautification and betterment

Jack Durham Mad River Union MCKINLEYVILLE – McKinleyville is taking a two-pronged approach to improving both the appearance and functionality of its main entryways and thoroughfares. The McKinleyville Municipal Advisory Committee voted unanimously July 31 to create two separate ad hoc committees – one charged with quickly coming up with solutions to mow grass, pickup