Tag Archives: Susan Ornelas

Susan Ornelas: The Village’s shortcomings and possibilities

Susan Ornelas: The Village’s shortcomings and possibilities

Mad River Union ARCATA – Councilmember Susan Ornelas is one of two members of the City Council who have announced opposition to The Village student housing project. Councilmember Brett Watson has stated that he opposes the project because it is not sited within Humboldt State’s campus borders. A four-person council is considering The Village, since

600-foot-tall Mayor Sofia Pereira on downtown rampage

Blamph Scrimble Mad River Union ARCATA, APRIL 1 – An unlikely sequence of events resulted in severe damage downtown last Thursday morning as a Godzilla-sized Sofia Pereira went on a cross-Plaza rampage. The mayor had been walking past Jacoby’s Storehouse sipping a quantum energy smoothie from Co-op when she was struck by a bolt of

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

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

Mayor Susan Ornelas: Welcome to Arcata

We are pleased that you are pursuing your life goals here at Humboldt State University, in the City of Arcata. We welcome you to the city, and appreciate what you bring – the uniqueness of you! Like HSU’s community, Arcatans care deeply about pursuing education, protecting the environment, and building a more just society. We

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

Paul Pitino elected mayor, Susan Ornelas vice mayor (updated with official press release)

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA CITY HALL – In a brief but mortifying Arcata City Council session today, Arcata’s newly elected mayor, Paul Pitino, was described as lacking the “balanced, calm demeanor” required of a mayor. The criticism was leveled by City Councilmember Susan Ornelas, following a motion by Councilmember Mark Wheetley nominating