Archive for March, 2010

Maggie Nystrom: Big-ass books with Brobdingnagian benefits at the Arcata Library – March 31, 2010

Wednesday, March 31st, 2010

The most overlooked section of the Arcata Library is the Oversize section. Did you know that we have special shelves where we put all of the books that are too tall to fit on our regular shelving? The Reflexology Atlas is in this section. It is so big that the pictures of the hands... »

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Bonnie Carroll: Problematic Behavior Can Be Part Of An Identifiable Continuum – March 31, 2010

Wednesday, March 31st, 2010

I recently heard that we are having a problem with adolescent heroin use in Arcata. I was shocked and saddened by this news. I know some experimentation is normal, but heroin is a hard core drug and leads to significant dependency and addiction issues. Around the same time, a family brought their 14 year old... »

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Behind The Curtain 12 – The Big Blackout: bad for baby buds

Wednesday, March 31st, 2010

McKinleyville: Caitlin and Jake »

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Cops Pass Up Chance To Sample Traffic-Stopping Breath – March 24, 2010

Thursday, March 25th, 2010

• Friday, February 19 5:18 a.m. An unknown man made a dramatic entrée onto the porch of a Trojan Street mobile home, waving around a two-and-a-half foot pipe with a metal ball on the end. Having wielded the worrisome man o’ war to his satisfaction, the trailer terrorizer scrambled into a ’90s vintage Dodge... »

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Old Shed Falls Down – March 24, 2010

Thursday, March 25th, 2010
Old Shed Falls Down – March 24, 2010

Kevin L. Hoover Eye Editor Q STREET – For decades, maybe a hundred years, the sturdy, nondescript building stood straddling Janes Creek, for most of its life playing a role in the Arcata Bottom’s booming dairy industry. Designed as a “storm shed,” the building protected cattle from the weather until they could be herded... »

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Allison Jackson: ‘The community deserves something better’ – March 24, 2010

Thursday, March 25th, 2010
Allison Jackson: ‘The community deserves something better’ – March 24, 2010

Daniel Mintz Eye Correspondent HUMBOLDT – Former County Prosecutor Allison Jackson says she has a wide-ranging base of support that’s united in the belief that the District Attorney’s Office needs to change for the better. “I would liken it to the Titanic with the bow up in the water and the band hanging from... »

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Panhandling Regs Passed Amid Promises Of Litigation – March 24, 2010

Thursday, March 25th, 2010

The council passed an ordinance by a 3-2 vote which takes effect April 16, 30 days after Wednesday’s meeting. The ordinance bans aggressive panhandling citywide and defines areas where all solicitation would be prohibited. Those areas are within 20 feet of an entrance to businesses, ATMs, street intersections and bus stops. Other areas where... »

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KHSU Spring Membership Drive Starts This Friday, March 19

Thursday, March 18th, 2010

HUMBOLDT – KHSU is counting on the love of its members to raise $120,000 during the Spring Membership Drive, which starts this Friday, March 19. In return, some of the public radio station’s hosts are showing love for their listeners by extending or otherwise celebrating their shows in different ways. Throughout the drive, March... »

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Dave Meserve: Don’t Let A Pointless Panhandling Prohibition Destroy Free Speech – March 18, 2010

Thursday, March 18th, 2010

Arcata has a proud history of defending civil liberties. Let’s maintain that tradition. »

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Kevin Hoover: Freedom Of Expression Includes Freedom From Harassment – March 18, 2010

Thursday, March 18th, 2010

All kinds of limits exist on public behavior. You can’t yell at people. You can’t say certain words. Why is it OK to demand the contents of other people’s pockets? The panhandling ordinance is really just regulating an offensive business practice. »

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