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Editorial: A problem we can solve

Editorial: A problem we can solve

Maybe this fresh, bold new City Council can lift a finger to end the running dysfunction. They’re tackling truly weighty issues such as climate change, equity, COVID-19 and other world-class imbroglios, so there’s no reason why they can’t take a few minutes to rename the D Street Neighborhood Center and finally end this grinding civic annoyance. 

Godwit Days bird art and nature writing contests

Godwit Days ARCATA – Due to the pandemic, the Godwit Days Spring Migration Bird Festival will be held virtually, rather than in person, this year. An announcement outlining the events to be included in the April 16-18 festival will be distributed soon. However, information about the two student contests – the 18th annual bird art

A confusing case at the Community Center

  CAPS SNAFU When the Arcata Ladies Orchid Society held the most exclusive affair of the season, its annual Gala Festival, at the Community Center last week, they found it attended by those with more interest in partying heartily to celebrate Mother Earth than extolling the glories of Phragmipedium schlimii or Phalaenopsis violacea f. coerulea.

NCGA farmers propose partial Plaza street closures during Saturday Farmers Markets

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – The Plaza isn’t just a historic resource – a factor complicating removal of the McKinley statue – it’s a mercantile one, and a finite one at that. No wonder then that different kinds of merchants compete for presence there, with tension sometimes apparent between visiting mobile vendors and brick-and-mortar

Meet the nominees for the Arcata Chamber’s Small Business Award

Joellen Clark-Peterson Arcata Chamber of Commerce HUMBOLDT – This is the latest in a series on the three nominees in each of six categories of Arcata’s Annual Business Leadership Awards, featuring interviews with Small Business of the Year nominees Frankie’s NY Bagels, Tosha Yoga and WoodLab. Frankie’s NY Bagels is two years old, Tosha Yoga

No more vaping on stilts during tsunami drills

  Ogilvie Humdiddle Mad River Union ARCATA, APRIL 1 – The City Council held a marathon special meeting last Wednesday night to settle once and for all its conroversial proposal to outlaw vaping on stilts during a tsunami drill. The Arcata Community Center was filled to near-capacity as citizens braved a rainy night to have

Council stands by McKinley statue removal decision

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – After a massively attended hearing at the Community Center last week, the Arcata City Council made no change to its Feb. 21 decision to remove the statue of William McKinley from the Plaza. A March 7 “suggestion” from Councilmember Susan Ornelas to consider destinations for the Plaza-expelled

There’s a free Thanksgiving 2017 feast in Arcata for you (Updated)

Mad River Union ARCATA – No one need go hungry on Thanksgiving in Arcata next Thursday, as two different community feasts will be available to the public. Arcata Community Center The annual Community Thanksgiving feast will be held Thursday, Nov. 23 from 11  a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Arcata Community Center, 321 Dr. Martin

Union Editorial: Beyond butcher paper activism

Arcatans are full of … ideas. Lots of them. Good ones, too. Unfortunately, none of them has improved conditions on the Plaza, at least not yet. Many, many, many meetings focused on the Plaza have taken place over the years. We’ve had them at City Hall, the D Street Neighborhood Center, the Community Center, the