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Union Editorial: A clear decision by the people solves an age-old Arcata problem

Union Editorial: A clear decision by the people solves an age-old Arcata problem

However you voted on Measure M, there is reason to rejoice in the decision made by Arcata voters. It was a clear decision, with an overwhelming mandate to act. It wasn’t at all close, so there is no disputing that the voters spoke loud, clear and decisively, ending a long-running controversy that sowed pain and

Jacoby plaque wording approved

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – The blank boulder at Eighth and H streets across from Jacoby’s Storehouse won’t stay that way, now that replacement plaque wording has been approved. Removed March 6 over its offensive and misleading reference to “Indian troubles,” the brass marker for Registered Historical Landmark No. 783 – the

The Jacoby plaque is gone from the Plaza

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – The metal plaque advertising the Jacoby Building as Historical landmark No. 783 no longer misinforms or offends passersby on the Plaza, because it isn’t there any more. Condemned over its crude characterization of events during Arcata’s settlement era as “Indian troubles,” the plaque, installed June 8, 1963,

The plaque is toast

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA PLAZA – It may look like solid brass, but the plaque designating the Jacoby Building as a historical landmark is toast. As in done, vapor, game over, history. More details will be available at tonight’s epic City Council meeting about the Plaza, the McKinley statue and the plaque.

Downtown desires detailed in run-up to epic Feb. 21 Plaza meeting

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – Whatever the Plaza looks like five years from now, no one can say they weren’t asked for their ideas on how to shape it. Some major questions are on the table about Arcata’s town square: How can we make it more inviting and less frightening? Should cannabis

Objectionably-named wi-fi source at Jacoby’s Storehouse was hiding in plain sight all along

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union PLAZA – It turns out the venerable Jacoby Building has more than one racially objectionable feature – one that disgusts building patrons and employees alike, but has stubbornly resisted elimination. Until last Saturday night. The other thoroughly unwanted Storehouse feature has only been apparent to those who might glance

McKinley finding few friends as removal push gathers force

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – The strips of suggestion-hungry butcher paper on the walls of the D Street Neighborhood Center may as well have been invisible, as they were entirely ignored at the Dec. 4 City Council Study Session on Arcata’s William McKinley statue and the historical plaque across from Jacoby’s Storehouse.

CPP holds city-wide solution session

Andrew George Butler Mad River Union ARCATA – The Arcata-based non-profit and Facebook collective known as CommUnity Pride and Peace (CPP) formed several action committees Oct. 11 to tackle some of the issues facing the city. CPP group administrators Stephen Geider, Ken Hamik and Sasha Miksis facilitated the meeting at the D Street Neighborhood Center.

Will his feet of clay make McKinley go away?

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – Whether the recent rise in opposition to the statue of William McKinley on the Plaza is another periodic surge limited to activists or holds wide appeal throughout town is not yet clear. But advocacy for the bronze man’s removal is being voiced in multiple venues, from the