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Arcata getting Tesla battery backup, developing ‘social host’ ordinance

Arcata getting Tesla battery backup, developing ‘social host’ ordinance

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – At its Sept. 2 meeting, the City Council approved development of a “social host” ordinance. During normal times, such an ordinance would help prevent underage drinking at parties by holding the host accountable for providing those under age 21 access to alcohol. Now, during the coronavirus crisis, a

Frankovich explains resignation amid ‘vitriol’

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – As dealing with COVID-19 becomes increasingly wearisome, the county’s alternately lauded and reviled health officer, Dr. Teresa Frankovich, will take a lesser role to “make good on some promises to my family.” ​ Frankovich announced her resignation as health officer on September 2, in a letter to county

Warning: Blue-green algae confirmed in Mad River

Department of Health & Human Services HUMBOLDT – Samples with confirmed cyanobacteria were collected at three locations on the Mad River spurring local Public and Environmental Health officials to warn community residents to keep themselves and their pets out of the water. The samples containing the cyanobacteria, also known as blue-green algae, were collected by