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Mayor Watson issues statement regarding arrest: ‘I take full responsibility’

Mayor Watson issues statement regarding arrest: ‘I take full responsibility’

“Last week was the one-year anniversary of my father’s death. He was severely depressed and took his own life. I’ve really been struggling with the loss this last week. I appreciate the community’s patience while I sort through the impact his death has had on me and the events of Sunday night.

I take full responsibility for the results of the arrest while recognizing the importance of seeking treatment to support my mental health.”

The Arcata City Council’s letter to the Planco re: the Bottoms mega-grow

April 22, 2021 Humboldt County Planning Commission 3015 H Street Eureka CA 95501 SENT VIA EMAIL TO: [email protected] Re: Arcata Land Company, LLC Commercial Cannabis Project Application No. 12255  Dear Humboldt County Planning Commission: The City of Arcata is writing this letter in response to the overwhelming public comment received from Arcata constituents. The Arcata

Arcata council ponders hazard pay for grocery frontliners

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – For many, the COVID-19 pandemic brought new clarity to what is important and what isn’t in everyday life. One consequence was fresh appreciation for those whose jobs require daily contact with the disease-riddled public.  Among the most essential and courageous – and not highly compensated – workers

Arcata caps vacation rentals

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – Advocates for un- or lightly-regulated vacation home rentals and those concerned with affordable housing drying up made their best arguments at the Feb. 3 Arcata City Council meeting. In the end the council approved a 100-unit limit on the lucrative getaways, though existing rentals can get permits

Arcata Bottom annexation historic, but facing demands for reversal

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – At its January 20 meeting, Humboldt’s Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCo) approved a historic westward expansion of the City of Arcata onto 76.7 acres located on the Arcata Bottom off Foster Avenue. But over the last several days, the approval has been met with shock, suspicion, questions