Arcata Police Log: The lady in the cellophane skirt

• Tuesday, November 14 7:28 a.m. Visitors to Arcata staying in one of Valley West’s many fine lodging facilities and on their way over to buy a fortifying McGriddle sandwich would, on this morning, have beheld the spectacle of a man lying on the ground in front of the bus stop being wrapped in a


Letters to the Editor, December 6, 2017

Resolve that we must free Claudia Portillo Dear Members of the Arcata City Council, Last night I attended a vigil for the family of Claudia Portillo, mother of four, who was recently detained by ICE. I did not know Claudia personally, but judging from the praise of her pastor and two of her children’s teachers,


Humboldt Can Help: Blue Lake brings it home for Puerto Rico

Janine Volkmar Mad River Union BLUE LAKE – We read the news or see it on television and it’s horrific. Puerto Rico was devastated by Hurricane Maria in September and 1.2 million people are still without potable water and many without electricity. But talking with former Dell’Arte International students from Puerto Rico about the situation


HSU Women’s Basketball comes up big in home opener

Kenneth McCanless HSU Athletics ARCATA – The Humboldt State women’s basketball team shook off a slow start and finished strong, with a lead that ballooned to 19 in the fourth quarter, as it defended home court against Notre Dame de Namur, 76-63, Wednesday night in Lumberjack Arena. “I thought for the majority of the game


McKinleyville High School’s Homecoming Parade

One of the most spirited parades in Humboldt County is McKinleyville High School’s annual Homecoming Parade. Union photographer Matt Filar was on scene Friday on Central Avenue to capture these images.