Tag Archives: Westwood Village

In search of The Village

In search of The Village

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – The principal players in the ongoing saga of the proposed The Village student housing project last week found themselves trudging and clambering about the landscape in hopes of understanding the project’s real-world details. Their journey took them from the cozy couches of the College Creek Great Room

‘The Village’ EIR posted, Planco takes project up Nov. 28

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – A couple of large housing projects – one for students, the other for seniors and others – have reached the stage of environmental review and imminent Arcata Planning Commission hearings. The Village The Environmental Impact Report for The Village, a large new student housing complex first announced

‘Many Hands’ sculpture for Cahill Park being created

HANDSMITH Sculpture artist James Smith is creating a piece for the Cahill Park Pathway Project titled “Many Hands,” and that’s just what he traced for later torching out last week on a steel pipe at his Third Eye Sculpture Studio on South G Street. The sculpture will be part of several improvements to Cahill Park

Public Safety Task Force undertakes epic mission

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – Arcata’s Public Safety Task Force met for the first time last Wednesday night. The 12-member group got to know each other, elected officers, assigned projects and set an ambitious course to restore a sense of safety and inclusiveness to Arcata’s streets. Their task is a huge one

Westwood Villagers, city meet to address neighborhood problems

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union WESTWOOD VILLAGE – Close to 100 citizens packed the D Street Neighborhood Center last Thursday night to see what they could do to reclaim their neighborhood. In the aftermath of the alleged Sept. 20 sexual assault on a child going to school, long-simmering problems the classic Arcata neighborhood have

Westwood Village in turmoil after assault – big public meeting planned

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – The furor over an alleged assault on a minor in Arcata’s Westwood Village neighborhood hasn’t ended at the suspect’s capture, jailing and charging with two felonies. The incident has galvanized the neighborhood to further action, with a petition campaign in progress and a neighborhood meeting set for