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Arcata Police Log: Photon-gathering technique addressed with threats

• Monday, October 23 4:56 a.m. I know, let’s open the windows, turn the TV volume up and talk loudly over it. 5:48 a.m. If the shoplifter at a Uniontown shopping center goes to hell with a handbasket, it will be full of the groceries he stole. He was last seen hellbound on a “bicycle

3/4 cent sales tax brings Arcata millions for roads, cops

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – Whenever you buy something taxable in Arcata, three-fourths of one cent of the sales tax helps catch bad guys and smooth the streets. That less-than-a-penny increment may not seem like much, but in the 2016/2017 fiscal year it brought in more than $2 million, with all the

Pressure mounts to declare county shelter crisis

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – Pressure to declare a shelter crisis in Humboldt County is increasing as winter nears and the Board of Supervisors has been presented with petitions bearing more than 1,000 signatures. Two dozen proponents of a shelter crisis declaration spoke during the open public comment session of the Nov. 7

Manila seeks new Strategic Plan

Jack Durham Mad River Union MANILA – The Manila Community Services District may find out next month whether it will be awarded grant funds to update its Strategic Plan and map out the future of services in the small peninsula town. The district has applied for a $5,000 grant from the Humboldt Area Foundation’s Technical

County addresses pollution concerns

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union CLAM & MOONSTONE BEACH AREA – County staff has responded to concerns about potential onsite wastewater system impacts to impaired watersheds in the Clam/Moonstone Beach area, saying a mix of public outreach and monitoring will address them. The impacts relate to elevated fecal coliform levels at Luffenholtz Beach, Clam Beach,

Missing mental health reports stall justice for Greenspan, Cole

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – Justice is being delayed for two Arcata residents due to bureaucratic sluggishness. One is awaiting sentencing following conviction, the other is headed for retrial. Alexi Greenspan Sentencing for Alexi Greenspan, convicted in July of an assault on a county correctional officer, was repeatedly delayed last week over

High school board censures trustee

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union NOHUM – The Northern Humboldt Union High School District’s (NHUHSD) Board of Trustees censured one of its own Tuesday night, citing multiple instances of misbehavior. Boardmember Jennifer Knight was accused of conflict of interest, abuse of her position, inappropriate and misleading comments, disclosure of confidential information, bizarre personal behavior,

School board may censure one of its own tonight

Jack Durham Mad River Union McKINLEYVILLE – The local high school board may censure one of its own members tonight for alleged violations of board policies and conflict of interest laws, and for being disrespectful to staff, parents and volunteers. The Northern Humboldt Union High School District Board of Trustees meets at 6 p.m. today,

Search underway for missing man

Mad River Union ARCATA – As of Monday morning, Nov. 13, the search was still underway for Felix Desautels-Poirier, a 25-year-old Canadian man who disappeared while camping at the Arcata Marsh. According to the missing man’s mother, Claudine Desautels, her son and friends arrived at the Arcata Marsh on Monday, Nov. 6 and camped near

Remember the story about the robbery at LBJ Grove? The tourists made it up

Redwood National and State Parks RNSP – Park law enforcement rangers have determined the report from tourists of being robbed at gunpoint near the Lady Bird Johnson (LBJ) trailhead of Redwood National and State Parks on Nov. 3 was not true. No armed robbery took place within the parks and visitors should not be concerned