Author Archives: Kevin Hoover

City: 8-month process for ousting McKinley

City: 8-month process for ousting McKinley

City of Arcata PRESS RELEASE  ARCATA CITY COUNCIL VOTES IN FAVOR OF REMOVING MCKINLEY STATUE & HISTORIC PLAQUE FROM ARCATA PLAZA  Arcata, CA, February 23, 2018 – On Wednesday, February 21, 2018, Arcata City Council voted in favor of removing 1 and replacing a second historic monument from Arcata’s Plaza. The monuments include a bronze

Trinidad Tidings: So much going on the seaside village

“Creating Calm and Well Being,” an Osher Lifelong Learning (OLLI) class, begin Feb. 21 at Trinidad Library and continues each Wednesday through March 14. Explore a few simple and fun mindfulness practices that create states of happiness and joy instead of worry. By combining breakthroughs in neuroscience, learn how you can use your mind and

Blue Lake Notes: Paint it, hide it, find it

The little town of Blue Lake is bustling with people enjoying the late winter sun. While it may end up cold, and sometimes foggy or even misty in the morning, the days have been sunny and beautiful here in Blue Lake. We love seeing new faces and old enjoying our trails and our businesses. Rock

Is McKinley going to be mob-demolished?

Mad River Union ARCATA PLAZA – For not the first time, some McKinley statue opponents are issuing veiled threats about toppling the Plaza fixture. Anonymous flyers taped to the statue’s base today refer to it as a “POS statue,” and say that it “is coming down regardless of the city council’s decision.” Similar statements have

The plaque is toast

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA PLAZA – It may look like solid brass, but the plaque designating the Jacoby Building as a historical landmark is toast. As in done, vapor, game over, history. More details will be available at tonight’s epic City Council meeting about the Plaza, the McKinley statue and the plaque.

Arcata Main Street announces 28th annual Arcata Bay Oyster Festival

Arcata Main Street ARCATA – Arcata Main Street invites our communities to the 28th annual Arcata Bay Oyster Festival on the historic downtown Arcata Plaza on Saturday, June 16 from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.. The annual Oyster Festival event is a celebration of our Humboldt Bay, where we take a particular focus on water health and aquaculture.

It’s McKinley’s big day – and night

Mad River Union ARCATA – The statue of President William McKinley is facing its most credible challenge to date, with statue removal advocates holding marches, a rally and then heading over to City Hall for tonight’s 6 p.m. City Council meeting. Also up for removal and replacement is the plaque designating the Jacoby Building a