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CITY COUNCIL VOTES McKINLEY DOWN – statue and plaque to be removed

CITY COUNCIL VOTES McKINLEY DOWN – statue and plaque to be removed

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA CITY HALL – In a historic decison, the Arcata City Council voted Wednesday night to remove the state of William McKinley from the Arcata Plaza. The statue  has been located at the Plaza’s center since 1906. While McKinley has always been an odd fit for Arcata, never having

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

Arcata’s CVPP needs you!

Mad River Union ARCATA – The Arcata Police Department maintains a secondary force of volunteers to handle chores that don’t require sworn police officers, freeing them up for law enforcement. Established in 1995, the Citizen Volunteer Patrol Program (CVPP) members make numerous contributions to the community including high visibility patrols through the neighborhoods and business

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