All kinds of limits exist on public behavior. You can’t yell at people. You can’t say certain words. Why is it OK to demand the contents of other people’s pockets? The panhandling ordinance is really just regulating an offensive business practice.
You may have heard about the planned power outage PG&E has scheduled for 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 13 on into Sunday. The Arcata Library is no longer affected, and will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Last September, the Co-op’s Eat Local Challenge drew commitments from 630 people to consume food produced in our region. The challenge of the coming decade will be to plan for a local food system that encompasses all residents of Humboldt County. In the past several years there has been a surge of growth in the…
OK, what does the Arcata soundtrack have for theme music? There are any number of Grateful Dead sets that might work and the Marching Lumberjacks/Crabgrass Band repertoire would be hard to argue against (it’s the sound track of my summer!), but how about Pink Floyd’s “Money”: it rocks (like Arcata), but with an edgy seven beats per measure and it expresses our love/hate relationship with the old skid grease.
New magazine to continue local print media’s trouncing of cyber-blowhards
Make 4-20 Arcata’s annual Community Fair. Fill Redwood Park and environs with Arcata’s best – its civic groups, service clubs, businesses, schools and university. Have a skills fair, a crafts fair, a jobs fair, food vending, school recruitment, outdoor activities demos, theatrical presentations and more, lasting into the evening. Park the antique fire truck and some police cars in the middle of the meadow for kids to climb on. There are many, many more possibilities, and we ought to get started soon putting the day-long event together.
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Corporations can now spend unlimited money in buying our elections. The Court has literally legalized corporate bribery of our elected officials.
Violence in the streets, drug houses in the neighborhoods savaging our small town dream
I’m disappointed that the Arcata City Council is content to simply take Mr. Shelter’s word that, “we will do it right” as an appropriate plan for evaluating the effectiveness of the program and monitoring not only the challenges but the potential successes.