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Statue removal getting real, and McKinley’s home town is talking to Arcata about taking it

Statue removal getting real, and McKinley’s home town is talking to Arcata about taking it

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – With key meetings about removal of the statue of William McKinley from the Plaza soon to take place, the cities of Arcata and Canton, Ohio are in talks about transfer of the statue to McKinley’s midwestern home town. Canton is home to the McKinley Presidential Museum and

Burglar takes $7,500 in property from Mack High

  Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office McKINLEYVILLE – On Tuesday,  Feb. 5 at about 9 a.m., the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office received the report of a burglary that had occurred overnight at McKinleyville High School. According to the reporting party, sometime between 5 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 4 and 6:30 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5, an unknown

Attempted carjacking in Samoa

Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office SAMOA –  On Wednesday, Feb 6 at about 5:05 p.m., Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the Samoa Beach northern access parking lot for the report of an attempted robbery/carjacking. According to the female victim, she and her small child had just parked in the beach parking lot when she

Barsanti selected to fill vacant seat on McKinleyville CSD

Jack Durham Mad River Union McKINLEYVILLE – The McKinleyville Community Services District Board of Directors voted unanimously tonight, Feb. 6 to appoint Shel Barsanti to fill a seat vacated by George Wheeler in December due to health reasons. Barsanti has lived in McKinleyville since 1977 and is a Certified Public Accountant and partner/owner of May,

KHSU employee allegation dismissed as university girds for discrimination claim

CAB continues to meet despite lack of official support; visioning process delayed; CSU station audit due soon Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union HUMBOLDT STATE – Internal Humboldt State University correspondence submitted anonymously to the Mad River Union seem to indicate that one residual dispute at the campus radio station has been resolved – officially,

Zero Waste Task Force hears hard-learned lessons about persuasion

Arcata’s Zero Waste Task Force (ZWTF ) meets tonight, Feb. 4 at 5 p.m. at the Arcata Marsh Interpretive Center, 569 South G St. Agenda items include waste reduction in Construction & Demolition (C&D) and Economic Development, an HSU Student Capstone Presentation on C&D, staff reports, committee communications and more. Below, a summary of last month’s ZWTF meeting.

APD reboots its enforcement approach to Valley West

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union VALLEY WEST – With new leadership and new law enforcement challenges in Valley West, the Arcata Police Department is reapproaching its enforcement priorities for Arcata’s northernmost neighbohrood. Last Thursday at the Hampton Inn on Valley West Boulevard, APD hosted a community meeting to ask area businesses and residents what

Arcata Police Log: Another jumbled, gelastic jamboree of jiggery-pokery

• Thursday, January 10 1:52 a.m. Whatever he did or didn’t do to her, it had her initially throwing things, then “crying hysterically” in the background as he called police. 5:28 a.m. A Stewart Avenue man’s house proved invulnerable to the 20 or so BB rounds fired at it by unknown marksdolts. 9:13 a.m. The

Meth window-toss doesn’t prevent arrest

Humboldt County Drug Task Force ARCATA – On Thursday, Jan. 31 at approximately 7:30 p.m., Special Agents with the Humboldt County Drug Task Force, with the assistance of a narcotic detection K9 from the Humboldt County District Attorney’s Office, served a search warrant during a traffic stop on Highway 299 near the Giuntoli Lane exit, Arcata.