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  • Arcata removes controversial McKinley statue that stood for century after surviving 1906 SF quake

    03/01/2019 6:30:59 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 31 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | February 28, 2019 | Bill Disbrow
    After years of contentious debate, an act of vandalism and a public vote, President William McKinley has lost his home at the center of Arcata Plaza in Humboldt County.
  • Pot City, USA

    10/21/2009 12:38:02 PM PDT · by Lurkina.n.Learnin · 19 replies · 1,741+ views
    In case you missed it, here is the "Pot City, USA" television show recently shown on the A&E Network. It's pretty interesting and well worth your time to watch.
  • Humboldt County cities restrict military

    04/26/2009 11:15:03 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 33 replies · 1,174+ views
    SF Chronicle ^ | April 26, 2009 | Matthew B. Stannard
    This picturesque community among the redwoods, once dubbed "the Berkeley of the north" for its reputation for unabashed liberalism, has repeatedly thumbed its nose at the federal government. Over the years, its civic leaders have declared this city a sanctuary for military resisters to the Persian Gulf War and barred local enforcement of the Patriot Act. If they had had enough pull, President George W. Bush would have been impeached at least once. Now Arcata is at it again, with a law blocking the military from recruiting anybody in town under the age of 18. And this time, the law...
  • (Arcata) City Council gives approval to sending letter to Gov. (bring back National Guard from Iraq)

    02/17/2006 4:29:53 PM PST · by FairOpinion · 11 replies · 292+ views
    Eureka Reporter ^ | Feb. 17, 2006 | Shane Mizer
    Amid a flurry of issues taken on by the Arcata City Council, including a report on improving police coverage on the Arcata Plaza and the city’s midyear budget adjustments, the council unanimously approved sending a letter to Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger requesting he bring back the members of the California National Guard currently stationed in Iraq. Arcata City Councilman Dave Meserve, who authored the letter, said that it was originally intended to be a resolution, but the City Council suggested a review by the city’s Nuclear Weapons Free Zone and Peace Commission, who then made the recommendation that it be drafted...
  • CA: Alex Nicoll makes it back home (Welcome Home, Marine!)

    02/05/2005 7:45:39 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies · 497+ views
    Times-Standard ^ | 2/5/05 | Mike Morrow
    McKINLEYVILLE -- Alex Nicoll scored his biggest touchdown Friday. A former football player and wrestler at McKinleyville High School, Nicoll returned home after being severely wounded almost three months ago in Iraq. Nicoll securely planted himself inside the gate at the Eureka/Arcata Airport, waved to friends and then smiled. Like he always does. "I may not have made it back in one piece, but I made it back," he said after embracing his younger brother Will and several friends. An infantry and urban warfare specialist in the 3rd Battalion of the 1st Marine Division, Lance Cpl. Nicoll lost the lower...
  • Impeachment of Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld Urged (Arcata, CA City Council)

    10/09/2004 6:39:55 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 48 replies · 911+ views
    AP ^ | 10/9/04
    IN BRIEF / ARCATA Impeachment of Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld Urged The City Council has passed a resolution calling for President Bush, Vice President Dick Cheney and Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld to be impeached. Council members in the coastal hamlet passed the resolution 3 to 1 Wednesday. The resolution says Bush violated numerous international laws in waging war against Afghanistan and Iraq. A similar resolution calling for Bush's ouster last year failed to pass.
  • "People Loved Us" (Marine) back in Humboldt tells what it was like

    09/06/2003 12:37:28 PM PDT · by LadyDoc · 32 replies · 387+ views
    North Coast Journal ^ | September 4, 2003 | JOSH INGRAM
    JOSH INGRAM, 20, a graduate of Arcata High School, is a machine gun squad leader in the 3rd Battalion of the United States Marines. Like thousands of American soldiers, he's spent much of the year in the Middle East, first in Kuwait -- the invasion point -- and then in Iraq, which fell in three weeks of fighting in late March and early April. On July 31, Ingram returned to Humboldt County to help care for his father, who is battling cancer. While here, he is working with the local Marine recruiting office and speaking to local service groups about...
  • Again With The Obstructionists From California

    05/29/2003 7:32:04 AM PDT · by The Rant · 6 replies · 182+ views
    Washington Dispatch ^ | May 29, 2003 | Frank Salvato
    Now don't get me wrong, I do not hate the people of California although it may seem that way. I have many friends in California, from the northern areas to Los Angeles and San Diego, the coast to the valleys, hell; the favorite football team of my youth was the 1976 Oakland Raiders (replaced by the 1985 Chicago Bears, of course). So, you see, I do not hate the people of California. In fact, hate is a pretty harsh word, a word that should be reserved for members of al Qaida and their ilk. No, I do not hate the...
  • Arcata the defiant: Town ordinance penalizes officials who cooperate with Patriot Act

    04/13/2003 6:20:42 PM PDT · by I_Love_My_Husband · 45 replies · 209+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 12/13/03 | Kevin Fagan
    <p>Arcata, that tiny North Coast bastion of the robustly liberal, has quietly made itself the first city in the nation to outlaw voluntary compliance with the USA Patriot Act.</p> <p>Town leaders know their new law outlawing the bigger law is probably illegal. And they don't know anyone local who's had troubles because of the Patriot Act.Arcata, that tiny North Coast bastion of the robustly liberal, has quietly made itself the first city in the nation to outlaw voluntary compliance with the USA Patriot Act.</p>
  • City Council Drafting Resolution Against "Bush's War" FREEP ALERT

    10/17/2002 9:16:00 AM PDT · by manfromlamancha · 6 replies · 300+ views
    The Eureka Times-Standard ^ | Thursday, October 17, 2002 | By James Faulk The Times-Standard
    I watched on TV last night these America haters drafting a resolution to oppose "The Resident Bush" and his plan to attack Iraq. Freepers we need you to freep the Arcata City Council today to tell them that you support Bush and you will boycout Arcata if they pass this resolution. Arcata City Council: Arcata City Hall 736 F Street Arcata, CA 95521 CITY MANAGER'S OFFICE 707-822-5953 Dan Hauser- City Manager 707-825-2100 City Council Office 707-825-2169 Jim Test - Mayor 707-441-9846 Robert Noble - Vice Mayor 707-441-9776 Connie Stewart 707-269-0392 Ultra Socialist Bob Ornelas 707-269-0398 Michael Machi 707-269-0394 City Hall...
  • FREEP ALERT!!! Freep the Arcata city council; Against Bush!!

    10/17/2002 8:26:29 AM PDT · by manfromlamancha · 10 replies · 253+ views
    Eureka Times Standard ^ | Thursday, October 17, 2002 | By James Faulk The Times-Standard
    I watched on TV last night these America haters drafting a resolution to oppose "The Resident Bush" and his plan to attack Iraq. Freepers we need you to freep the Arcata City Council today to tell them that you support Bush and you will boycout Arcata if they pass this resolution. Arcata City Council: Arcata City Hall 736 F Street Arcata, CA 95521 CITY MANAGER'S OFFICE 707-822-5953 Dan Hauser- City Manager 707-825-2100 City Council Office 707-825-2169 Jim Test - Mayor 707-441-9846 Robert Noble - Vice Mayor 707-441-9776 Connie Stewart 707-269-0392 Ultra Socialist Bob Ornelas 707-269-0398 Michael Machi 707-269-0394 City Hall...
  • Editor makes Arcata police blotter pure poetry -- and parody

    05/20/2002 8:01:58 AM PDT · by Temple Owl · 21 replies · 338+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle | 5-19-02 | Peter Fimrite
    The Eye has it Editor makes Arcata police blotter pure poetry -- and parody Peter Fimrite, Chronicle Staff Writer Arcata, Humboldt County -- To Kevin Hoover, even a nondescript telephone pole on a normally quiet street in amiable little Arcata has a story behind it. And the wry 48-year-old editor, publisher and police-blotter poet for the weekly Arcata Eye never lets a good yarn go untold. In this instance, the tale involved a curmudgeon who made a habit of tearing flyers off utility poles. His diligence was punished with a sort of purgatory -- he was forced to perpetually rip...