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McKinley defacement probed as statue opponents deny involvement

McKinley defacement probed as statue opponents deny involvement

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA PLAZA – As Arcata Police try to find out who defaced the statue of William McKinley on the Plaza, supporters and opponents of Measure M continue to infer and at times outright accuse each other of committing the vandalism for political reasons. Meanwhile, those wishing to remove the

ABC mural coming into view at Samoa Boulevard and US 101

MAJOR MURAL A “Marvelous Mural of Marbled Murrelets,” a named coined by City Councilmember Susan Ornelas, who came up with the idea in 2016, is coming into being at the Arcata Bay Crossing (ABC) building at Samoa Boulevard and U.S, Highway 101. The 256-foot long, 27 foot tall, 7,000 sq. ft. mural offers an aerial

McKinley statue will stand or fall Nov. 6

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – Arcata will hold a presidential election of sorts on Nov. 6. That’s when the fate of the statue of President William McKinley will be decided by the voters of Arcata. A four-person City Council (with Mayor Sofia Pereira absent) voted Wednesday night to adopt Resolution No. 189-05 and

Statue petition approved, voters to decide McKinley’s fate on Nov. 6

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – Arcata voters are going to decide the fate of the statue of William McKinley on the Plaza, not the City Council, now that the Humboldt County Office of Elections has completed verification of signatures on pro-statue petitions. The City of Arcata was notified today that the petition

Save-the-statue petitions filed with county

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – Organizers of the petition drive to keep the statue of President William McKinley on the Plaza have completed their signature gathering in time for the Monday, May 21 deadline to turn them in. The initiative seeks to place a measure on the Nov. 6 ballot which, if

A turbulent NextGen succession at City Hall

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – Arcata’s new mayor is Sofia Pereira, and Brett Watson is vice mayor. The two were elected, both by unanimous votes of the council per the Arcata Municipal Code. Their ascendance represents a generational change of leadership on the council after years of domination by what might be

‘The Village’ vilified in first two Planco hearings

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – The first two of at least three Planning Commission meetings on the proposed “The Village” student housing project were held last week at City Hall. A third was scheduled for Tuesday night of this week. Proposed by Agoura Hills-based AMCAL Equities LLC, and its development partner, Coleraine

Arcata City Council candidate Michael Winkler puts ideals to work

Patrick Evans Mad River Union ARCATA – Arcata City Councilmember and former Mayor Michael Winkler can often be found scrubbing, scrapping and spraying away graffiti from the shopfronts and alleyways of downtown Arcata. “I started about a year and a half ago, I’ve removed thousands of stickers,” Winkler said. It’s one of many projects to

Council hopefuls explain positions

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – Four of the five candidates for the three open seats on the Arcata City Council participated in a debate sponsored by the Mad River Union, Lost Coast Outpost and KHUM radio last week at Arcata City Hall. Incumbent Councilmembers Michael Winkler, Susan Ornelas and Paul Pitino, plus

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