Author Archives: Kevin Hoover

Police: tree-bash suspect ‘got angry’

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – Security cameras at Arcata’s Intermodal Transit Facility (ITF)  are credited with identification leading to the arrest of the person suspected of attacking Arcata’s street trees. Last Thursday, Arcata Police arrested Kenyatta Jones, 42, of Arcata on a charge of felony vandalism. Jones, who is familiar to officers

Dogtown: And they call it puppy love

Sometimes you just need a little puppy love. One of my coworkers happened to come to the shelter the other night just as I was taking out one of the formerly mangy puppies (a sister to last week’s featured pups). Evelyn, the human, plopped herself down on the hallway floor and Jasmine, the puppy, crawled

Letters to the Editor, May 17, 2017

Justice for David Lawson As Mayor of Arcata, I too want justice for Josiah. The City wants justice for Josiah. Josiah Lawson’s death has shaken our community to its core. I, along with the other Council members, Police Chief, and City Manager commit to putting our resources, time, and energy, into the on-going investigation to

Arcata Police Log: A shimmering pageant of ‘from hell’ situations, plus yaks

• Monday, May 1 10:43 a.m. Three non-gentlemen harassing customers behind a Valley West store were all clad in a utilitarian garment – a cotton sweatshirt of sorts, with an open pocket at the front and a built-in hood. The latter feature is useful both for retaining warmth and somewhat obscuring one’s identity while going

Trinidad Tidings: Can you hear me now?

The Trinidad Head cell tower – in place since 1997 with a 20-year lease with the City of Trinidad and utilized by companies Verizon, AT&T and Sprint – was a principal subject of discussion at last week’s city council meeting. The lease ends officially in September, but a year’s extension was granted to the telecommunications

Historic Preservation Month: Arcata’s architectural history – the Transitional Period

The first decade of the 20th century was a period of experimentation and transition in Arcata architecture. Remnants of the Victorian past were combined with new elements of style and form in a kind of swan song, perhaps, for that opulent era. Bays, patterned shingles, and gables spilled over into the 1900s but were soon

80 housing units, new government coming to Samoa

Jack Durham Mad River Union SAMOA – The old company town of Samoa may soon get new sewer and water systems, a rebuilt roadway with sidewalks, and three-story townhouses with room for 80 families. The community, as well as nearby Finntown and Fairhaven, may also get a new services district to provide governance and oversee