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

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.

Arcata Chamber biz survey yields downtown recommendations – Plaza study sessions planned

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – A recent survey of downtown businesses is producing additional views and ideas about the Plaza and environs in anticipation of some major city study sessions next month and in January on Arcata’s downtown. A number of advocacy groups are currently active, forwarding varied ideas for reforming downtown

Downtown Arcata ready for Halloween

Mad River Union ARCATA – Join the Arcata downtown community for a fun and complimentary Trick or Treat event. The streets will be closed to traffic starting at 4 p.m. so young and young-at-heart participants can enjoy business-to-business visits and gathering treats (or tricks!) while safe from vehicles. The spook procession will meet at 4 p.m. at the corner of H

Transportation activists introduce new vision for a human-centered ‘living Plaza’ with fewer cars

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – Re-imagining the Plaza has never been more popular, with ideas flying at near-weekly scoping sessions in and out of government. The frequency of the solution-seeking is exceeded only by the daily incidents of drunks, drugs, fights, smoking and other offenses continuing to take place out on the