Tag Archives: Public Safety

Greg King: It’s time to free Arcata from automobile dominance – here’s how

Greg King: It’s time to free Arcata from automobile dominance – here’s how

Recently the Union printed the surprising revelation that the City of Arcata’s Community Development Department on Dec. 17, 2020 hosted a “Community Vision Listening Session” in preparation for a General Plan Update. The revelation was surprising because I had seen no public outreach from the city on the General Plan Update, nor anything about the

911 system failures prompt emergency declaration and spending

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – As Humboldt County works to fix a 911 communication system that is “rapidly breaking down,” more work needs to be done than expected and paying for it has been approved under an emergency resolution. ​The worrying failures of the county’s 911 communications infrastructure prompted an emergency declaration at


HSU-to-Northtown pedestrian walkway ablaze in new LED light

BRIGHT IDEA The pedestrian walkway connecting L.K. Wood Boulevard with G Street over U.S. Highway 101 is now much brighter at night, thanks to an upgrade of the lighting there. The lights were converted to high-intensity, energy efficient LED lamps at a cost of $33,700. Humboldt State contributed $18,000 to the project; Measure Z covered

Arcata, McKinleyville get help from Measure Z

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – The Arcata, McKinleyville and Trinidad areas are benefitting from Measure Z public safety revenue, which is paying for school resource officers, sheriff’s deputy coverage and a walkway improvement. The board made decisions on funding recommendations from the Measure Z Citizens Advisory Committee at the April 24 supervisors meeting.

Jam session seeks real-world reforms

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – If bold ideas and good intentions alone solved problems, Arcatans could leave their doors unlocked, their keys in their cars and their kids unescorted to school. Or at very least, be able to walk down the street without fear of being assaulted, aggressively panhandled or yelled at.

The week in public safety, Dec. 21, 2016

Arcata Fire’s admin offices move to McK ARCATA/McKINLEYVILLE – Effective Friday, Dec. 16, the Arcata Fire District has moved its administrative offices to the newly remodeled McKinleyville Fire Station at 2149 Central Ave. Following the move from Arcata, the administrative offices will remain closed through Dec. 26 and reopen at 8 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 27.  Arcata

How to outsmart the grinches

Ginger Campbell Special to the Union HUMBOLDT – The holiday season is here and people are already receiving holiday packages via delivery services such as UPS and FedEx. Nationally, as well as locally, a problem has arisen in which people follow delivery trucks, grab packages after delivery, run back to their cars and zoom off.

Crime briefs, Nov. 16, 2016

Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office McKINLEYVILLE – On Tuesday, Nov. 8 at about 2:18 a.m., Humboldt County Sherriffs Deputies responded to the 76 Station on the 2600 block of Central Ave in McKinleyville for a report of a robbery that had just occurred. The clerk told deputies an unknown suspect entered the business, brandished a firearm

Forging a community safety partnership to make real change now

A lot of us have been asking ourselves what’s next? How do I step up in light of frightening local and national events? We, the parents of Arcata Elementary School, had a similar question in September when a 12-year-old girl was sexually assaulted on her way to school. HSU students were asking themselves the same question