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Unfinished McKinley business pushes City Council meeting to Community Center

Unfinished McKinley business pushes City Council meeting to Community Center

Mad River Union ARCATA – The Wednesday, March 21 City Council meeting is described as “special” on its official agenda, likely because the subject matter – a 112-year-old hunk of bronze – has forced the meeting to be held at the Arcata Community Center, 321 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway. The council meeting begins at 6

The Jacoby plaque is gone from the Plaza

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – The metal plaque advertising the Jacoby Building as Historical landmark No. 783 no longer misinforms or offends passersby on the Plaza, because it isn’t there any more. Condemned over its crude characterization of events during Arcata’s settlement era as “Indian troubles,” the plaque, installed June 8, 1963,

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.

Path seems clear for plaque removal – once a replacement is ready

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union PLAZA – The Jacoby’s Storehouse Merchants Association met last Thursday in the Plaza View Room. Most of the business was routine, with a few exceptions. Discussion points included waste disposal and recycling, security, parking, upkeep, ridding the building of a couple of pernicious racial obscenities, and… wait, what? The

Tomo restaurant fire forces evacuation of Hotel Arcata

Mad River Union ARCATA – The Hotel Arcata was evacuated this morning, Jan. 27 after a fire broke out in the dining room of Tomo Japanese Restaurant. Shortly before 8:30 a.m., Arcata Fire responded to 708 Ninth St. at the entrance to the restaurant, located on the bottom floor of the three-story hotel. Firefighters could

Arcata Main Street releases downtown cannabis survey results

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – Downtown business advocacy organization Arcata Main Street (AMS) has released the results of a recent member survey asking about possible cannabis sales downtown. The City of Arcata is developing a retail cannabis ordinance, one which could allow adult use sales in various kinds of retail establishments. Currently,

Plaza reform ideas aired, more to come

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – Their backs turned to an uncaring sea of empty seats in Council Chamber at City Hall, members of Arcata’s Parks and Rec Committee worked through issues at their Dec. 13 meeting. Noting the upcoming Plaza-specific City Council meetings – one on Jan. 8 about downtown conditions, and

McKinley finding few friends as removal push gathers force

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – The strips of suggestion-hungry butcher paper on the walls of the D Street Neighborhood Center may as well have been invisible, as they were entirely ignored at the Dec. 4 City Council Study Session on Arcata’s William McKinley statue and the historical plaque across from Jacoby’s Storehouse.