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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

McKinleyville plans for management changes

Jack Durham Mad River Union McKINLEYVILLE – Even though the manager of the McKinleyville Community Services District doesn’t plan to retire until about three years from now, planning is already underway to make a steady transition when his replacement is hired. The district has hired consultant Donna Wies to prepare a “Succession Plan,’ a detailed

McKinleyville pursuing public smoking ban

Jack Durham Mad River Union McKINLEYVILLE – The McKinleyville Community Services District (MCSD) plans to ban smoking at all of its parks. The district’s Board of Directors voted unanimously Feb. 7 to direct staff to draft an ordinance to make all of its parks “smoke free spaces.” “Current state law prohibits smoking within 25 feet

Arcata gets a State of the City report card

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – How is Arcata doing? Depends on whom you talk to – or who has the microphone. The civic temperature-taking took place the morning of Wednesday, Feb. 7. The “State of the City” event was hosted by the Minor Theatre and the Arcata Chamber of Commerce. After filling

Probationer on bail chased around, tracked down, gun & ammo found

City of Arcata Press Release On Wednesday, February 14th, 2018 at about 8:36 p.m., an officer with the Arcata Police Department conducted a traffic enforcement stop on a Ford F-150 in the 1700 block of G Street. The vehicle failed to yield to the officer and a vehicle pursuit ensued. The suspect vehicle continued to McKinleyville where officers eventually

Arcata Police Log: ’Scuse me, while I punch the sky

• Saturday, January 13 8:42 p.m. A man at the centroid for rude rumbustiousness – the bench at Ninth and H streets – chose from a well-established menu of jiggery-pokery the actions he might inflict on Arcata’s long-suffering innocent passersby. Some sort of primitive effort-reward calculation drove him to that most low-effort/high-impact of tactics –

Fifth District Supervisor Ryan Sundberg seeks another term

Jack Durham Mad River Union McKINLEYVILLE – Ryan Sundberg officially kicked off his campaign for a third term as Fifth District supervisor during a gathering Monday night at Azalea Hall in McKinleyville. Humboldt County’s first Native American county supervisor, and one of only three in the State of California, said he would like to continue

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