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Letters to the Editor, December 4, 2019: Hurry now while supplies last – of life as we know it

Letters to the Editor, December 4, 2019: Hurry now while supplies last – of life as we know it

As long as Humboldt’s affordable housing crisis exists, short-term solutions need to be implemented. Affordable Homeless Housing Alternatives (AHHA) and other local advocates recommend safe parking programs, sanctioned camping areas, and tiny home villages.

Letters to the Editor, November 20, 2019

A heartfelt blurt In a recent meeting of the Arcata Planning Commission (Sept. 10, 2019) the plight of mobilehome dwellers was being discussed. One City official remarked that if residents of a mobilehome park were displaced by a projected park closure, such people could find another place to live.  A woman in the audience blurted

Letters to the Editor, November 13, 2019

Plight of the Arcata mobilehome owners We read with interest the petition (Derksen, et. al.) calling for the restoration of the three key relocation benefits published in the Nov. 6, 2019 edition of your paper. The petition understates the plight of the homeowners. The situation is worse than reported. We have been residents in the

Letters to the Editor, November 6, 2019

McK’s Town Center an opportunity to redefine Right now McKinleyville is at the cusp of some profound changes and opportunities. Seventeen years ago when the McKinleyville Community Plan was adopted it called for the creation of a Town Center Ordinance to help clarify the goals for establishing a Town Center in the area surrounding Safeway.

Carol McFarland: Access to the proposed Creek Side Homes project remains problematic

Twelve years ago we decided to preserve our small piece of the Arcata Bottom handed down from great-grandparents because of the possible annexation and development of a subdivision of 150 houses, and the inevitable widening of Foster Avenue for its principal entrances.  Why? At that time, the front door to our house was less than

The HUM: Halloweek is upon us

You probably don’t think of Halloween as a religious holiday, but officially it’s the night before All Hallows’ Day, aka All Saints’ Day, when Christians commemorate all the saints who’ve gone to heaven.  Nowadays it’s all about black cats, jack-o’-lanterns, skulls and costumes of sexy this-and-that, as well as the new beginning of the dreadfully