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High over the Plaza

High over the Plaza

HIGH OVER ARCATA Ever wonder what the Plaza looks like from a passing goose’s point of view? Well, now we know, thanks to James Lamping, who used a camera drone positioned about 85 meters over McKinley’s gleaming bronze pate to take this photo. Vehicles clustered around the square are those of the farmer vendors, while

McKinlay, new town crier boost Plaza appeal

Poochie D’Urbodrome Eye Correspondent ARCATA PLAZA, APRIL 1 – A cost-effective solution to ridding Arcata of its loathed “dead white male” has been found. Meet the new McK – Arcata über-hipster and very-much-alive white male Merrick McKinlay. Now that the original statue of Wiliam McKinley has melted away from the sheer intensity of the stinkeye-stares

McKinley’s fate could be put to a vote

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – A group that sprang from discussions of Community PRIDE Project participants is mounting an unprecedented effort to dismount the Plaza’s statue of William McKinley. Under the name of “Transforming the Heart of Our Community,” the group held a community meeting Sunday afternoon at the Hotel Arcata that

Rambling Jack: So many problems with that plaque

Putting a plaque next to Arcata’s statue of President William McKinley to commemorate the Armenian Genocide makes about as much sense as using the Plaza’s Woman’s Christian Temperance Union drinking fountain to remember the victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. One thing has nothing to do with the other. McKinley had nothing to do with