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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

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.

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

MCSD takes vague stand on Mercer Fraser pot factory

Jack Durham Mad River Union McKINLEYVILLE/GLENDALE – McKinleyville’s town board has weighed in on a controversial county decision to rezone riverfront property in Glendale to heavy industrial and to permit a 5,000-square-foot cannabis manufacturing factory at the site. The McKinleyville Community Services District Board of Directors convened Feb. 7  to consider backing an appeal filed

Arcata Police Log: No no, you put the lime in the coconut

• Thursday, January 18 12:47 p.m. With a vigor and determination known only to beanie-topped drunks in acid-washed jeans, a man jumped a fence to get onto a Janes Road school’s grounds, then went about trying the door handles on cars there. The parking lotrepreneur was arrested on a public drunkenness charge. 2:41 p.m. A

Wanted felon caught packing slungshot

City of Arcata PRESS RELEASE ARCATA –On Saturday, Feb. 17 at about 1:06 a.m., an officer from the Arcata Police Department recognized a subject riding a bicycle on Alliance Road as Tyler Blaine Gingerich. The officer knew Gingerich was wanted by the  Eureka Police Department for driving a stolen vehicle; evading; hit and run; and