Environment

Huffman Introduces Bill To Counter Outdoor Grow Devastation

Thursday, July 18, 2013
Huffman Introduces Bill To Counter Outdoor Grow Devastation

“These illegal grow sites are threatening lives, destroying public lands and devastating wildlife,” said Thompson. “There should be stiff penalties for the people whose reckless and illegal actions are causing this environmental damage. Our legislation will make sure these criminals are held fully responsible for the harm they cause.” »

Alex Arduously Ousted From NCRA

Wednesday, July 17, 2013
Alex Arduously Ousted From NCRA

After the meeting was adjourned, Newman was asked about the suggestion of closed door decision-making and why he was there instead of Jager. In a rush to get to the Eureka council meeting, Newman disregarded the question as a reporter walked beside him. »

GMO Free Humboldt Seeks Biotech Ban

Monday, July 8, 2013

Unlike the recent Proposition 37, which sought to label all genetically modified produce and other goods already available to consumers, the GMO Free Humboldt ban would prevent these crops and other organisms from being grown or produced within the county. »

Jada Brotman: The Downtown Smoking Ban Is Wrong On So Many Levels

Friday, July 5, 2013
Jada Brotman: The Downtown Smoking Ban Is Wrong On So Many Levels

I understand you don’t want to breathe my smoke, but look around you, lady – we are outside. No walls. Breeze. Calm yourself. I know Arcata seems like its own li’l island, but I promise you we are still in America. Something about freedom and rights and stuff? »

Geraldine’s Porch Pot Returns, Sans Tree

Tuesday, July 2, 2013
Geraldine’s Porch Pot Returns, Sans Tree

“Why they had to cut the tree off, I don’t know,” Geraldine said. Also, who “loves” looking at something they know they stole every day, without being reminded that they are a thief? People who snort cocaine, apparently. Geraldine’s just glad to have her tree back. “It’s pretty cool,” she said, “and a little... »

OysterFence Review, Recriminations Continue

Friday, June 28, 2013
OysterFence Review, Recriminations Continue

Chino said attendance was down, as expected and intended. He said there were “10,000 solid” attendees at least, down from the 16,000 to 18,000 which had crammed the Plaza in recent years. Main Street's gross revenue from the event was estimated at about $70,000. »

Food, Folks, Fun At Arcata’s CSAs

Friday, June 14, 2013
Food, Folks, Fun At Arcata’s CSAs

Community supported agriculture, or CSAs, are a way for people to buy local, seasonal food directly from a farmer. Members of the CSA support their farmers by pledging their commitment and purchasing a share in the spring. Once harvest begins, shareholders pick up their portion of weekly produce at the farm. Buying directly from... »

Co-op Adopts New GMO Policy

Tuesday, June 4, 2013
Co-op Adopts New GMO Policy

"In order to influence the regulation of GMO labeling, we are no longer knowingly accepting new non-organic products that include GMO high-risk items in their ingredient list, unless they are enrolled in The Non-GMO Project or can provide to us a detailed description of the measures they have taken to avoid GMO contamination." »

Flicks At Bayside Park Farm Saturday

Tuesday, June 4, 2013
Flicks At Bayside Park Farm Saturday

The event features an open-air screening of film festival sensation, Dirt! The Movie. »

Situation Catical For Tree-Stranded Kitty (Update – Cat Saved!)

Sunday, June 2, 2013
Situation Catical For Tree-Stranded Kitty (Update – Cat Saved!)

Meowing piteously and clinging to branches about 50 feet up, the stranded cat is located in a wooded area between the Meadowbrook and Brookside apartments on southernmost Samoa Boulevard. »