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Regional Extreme Weather Shelter tonight, Saturday, Nov. 30

Regional Extreme Weather Shelter tonight, Saturday, Nov. 30

Arcata House Partnership Arcata House Partnership will host the Regional Extreme Weather Shelter tonight, Saturday, Nov. 30, to serve people who are homeless. Shelter intakes will begin at 4:15 p.m. today at the Annex, located at 501 Ninth St. in Arcata. From 4:15 to 5 p.m., staff will conduct shelter screenings, schedule showers and provide clean clothes

Official report details massive response to fateful Plaza fire

Mad River Union ARCATA – The Arcata Fire District’s official report on the Oct. 27 Plaza fire by Arcata Fire offers a detailed look at the response to the mostly subterranean blaze.  The report, created Nov. 6 by Battalion Chief Sean Campbell, was obtained at a cost of $10 from Arcata Fire. Though its pages

Charmaine Lawson teams with Arcata Police on Public Service Announcement

City of Arcata PRESS RELEASECHARMAINE LAWSON TEAMS WITH APD ON PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT Charmaine Lawson and Arcata Police Chief Brian Ahearn teamed up to tape a public service announcement to ask for the public’s assistance in identifying witnesses who were present at a house party the morning of April 15, 2017 when Charmaine’s Son, David Josiah

City Council, Girl Scouts prepare Arcata for power shutdowns

Collin Slavey Mad River Union ARCATA – Following two Public Safety Power Shutoffs (PSPS) and at Mayor Brett Watson’s urging, the Arcata City Council held a special meeting last week to discuss what went well, what went wrong, and how to prepare for future responses to crises like a PSPS.  Public attendance at the meeting

Fish Farmers cite investor interest

By Daniel Mintz Mad River Union ​A representative of a Norway-based aquaculture company told an audience at a public meeting that investors in its planned fish farm facility on Humboldt Bay are confident of the project’s viability and believe conditions are favorable for its success. Marianne Naess of Nordic Aquafarms hosted a November 14 public