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A deeper look into high school labor dispute

A deeper look into high school labor dispute

Michael H. Pazeian Mad River Union ARCATA/MCKINLEYVILLE – Last week, students walked out of class in support of their teachers and their labor dispute with the Northern Humboldt Union High School District.  I wanted to see and hear from all involved. My main conclusion is there are a lot of truly caring people involved in

Still no report on Lawson police response

Steve Robles Mad River Union ARCATA – Despite a a claim by National Police Foundation President Jim Burch at an Arcata City Council meeting in August that a report into the investigation into the killing of David Josiah Lawson would be turned over “within weeks,” that hasn’t happened yet. Arcata City Manager Karen Diemer said

Morning update on power shutoff

PG&E Power Shutoff Wednesday Morning Update County of Humboldt – The Home of the Redwoods Seal In the early hours of Wednesday, Oct. 9, Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) activated its Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) protocols, which resulted in shutting off power to parts of Humboldt County. PG&E is reporting that around 60,000 customers

Update on school closings

From the Humboldt County Office of Education: The following list are confirmed school closures for today: Southern Humboldt USD Big Lagoon School/District Trinity Valley Elementary Fuente Nueva Charter School Pacific View Charter School Cuddeback School/District Coastal Grove Charter School Fortuna Elementary School District Rio Dell School District Trinidad School/District Scotia School/District Loleta School District McKinleyville

Citizens help plan for Arcata’s housing future

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union  ARCATA COMMUNITY CENTER – In an attempt to guide the development of its future housing inventory, the city’s Community Development Department last week invited citizens to weigh in on the matter.  Arcata’s housing profile isn’t ideal, and even optimistic projections indicate a continuing shortage.  With housing-themed music (“Our House” by

Water district fighting Glendale cannabis factory

From the Oct. 2, 2019 edition   Daniel Mintz Mad River Union GLENDALE – ​The Humboldt Bay Municipal Water District has appealed the permitting of a Glendale cannabis manufacturing complex, stating that project’s development on a former lumber mill site runs the risk of “contaminating the district’s drinking water supplies.” ​Filed on September 19 and

Most schools open tomorrow during planned power outage

From The Humboldt County Office of Education: Public Safety Power Shutoff – Schools Closures Due to the planned PG&E power shutoffs, the following Humboldt County schools and offices will not be open on Wednesday, October 9:  Big Lagoon Southern Humboldt Union School District Trinity Valley Elementary School Please note all other Klamath Trinity sites have

PG&E to turn off power sometime after midnight due to high winds

Updated at 7:43 p.m. with press release from County of Humboldt: PG&E to shut down power to Humboldt County Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) has notified the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office of Emergency Services (Sheriff’s OES) that Humboldt County will lose power at midnight tonight due to de-energization of two transmission lines originating in Shasta

Plaza Task Force sifts options, and there are a lot of them

Dajonea Robinson Mad River Union  ARCATA – It’s time to refine, consolidate, and prioritize what’s best for the Arcata Plaza. The Plaza Improvement Task Force (PITF) is refining their recommendations to bring a concise list to the public and City Council during a study session in November. Julie Neander is the Task Force’s city staff

Crashed B-17 had visited Humboldt in June

Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – The B-17 “Flying Fortress” bomber that crashed at Bradley International Airport in Connecticut Wednesday had recently visited Humboldt County as part of the “Wings of Freedom Tour” on behalf of the Collings Foundation. Seven people died in the crash. Above and below, images of the aircraft at California Redwood Coast –