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Arcata to Tom Parker: cease, desist, refrain and give us back your Lawson case files

Arcata to Tom Parker: cease, desist, refrain and give us back your Lawson case files

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – While many at Wednesday’s City Council meeting demanded that ex-FBI agent Tom Parker be rehired to investigate the killing of David Josiah Lawson, chances of that happening appeared to dim Thursday with the revelation that Arcata City Attorney Nancy Diamond had sent him a cease and desist

Crises of confidence envelop City Hall – staff loss, stark allegations and public pushback

Police chief resigns, APD volunteers quit, Lawson killing unsolved as ex-FBI investigator rips police ineptitude, statue petitioners defy council Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – A bittersweet life celebration for David Josiah Lawson, killed April 15 of last year, offered a moment of shared loss Sunday night at the D Street Neighborhood Center.

Opinion: We must fight racism & hate

I watched the events unfold in Charlottesville, Virginia, in shock and disbelief. Hatred, bigotry and racism were once again front and center. It is difficult for me to fathom, to truly understand how some people can harbor such vile hatred. How they can be devoid of compassion, empathy and understanding. We have seen an increase

Mendosa makes manager; how does Chief Chapman sound? – January 20, 2010

Mendosa has been a City of Arcata employee for the past 30 years. He began his career as a bus driver for the Arcata & Mad River Transit System in 1980. He became a sworn police officer in 1982, and police chief in 2002. He was named acting city manager over a year ago, taking over when Arcata’s then-City Manager Michael Hackett went on medical leave. Mendosa was appointed Interim City Manager in March, 2009.

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