“I’m all jibbered up about it,” Hoover said. “Who wouldn’t be, except for 99.9 percent of the rest of the public?”
Through a lengthy investigation by APD, three juvenile suspects were identified. Two of the suspects, a 12-year-old from Arcata and a 13-year-old from Pittsburg, Calif., have been arrested. The third juvenile suspect, a 14-year-old from Fortuna, is still at large.
Third District Supervisor Mark Lovelace, who lives just downhill from the forest, was drawn into activism by what was to be an aggressive timber harvest by Sierra Pacific Industries.
For those of us left who loved the old place, it will remain in our hearts forever.
While details of an encounter are in dispute, it was generally agreed that in principle, she shouldn’t throw bottles at anyone.
“That is absolutely a violation and we intend to work with police and the city attorney to make sure he doesn’t operate without a permit,” said Community Development Director Larry Oetker.
A review by legal staff confirmed that the county can’t forbid exports, only comment on them as part of a state or federal permitting process.
District Attorney Paul Gallegos said he hopes a Mendocino-like ordinance will be adopted here, although he recommended using square footage limits rather than plant counts.
Alluding to recent opposition to the company’s siting of a goat farm in Arcata as a metaphor for larger political struggles, he added that, “We’re all for something – we’re not just against things.”
Environmental protection and development of renewable energy systems are important aspects of Solomon’s campaign platform.