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Helen Holmes’ Big Film Production Comes To Arcata

Saturday, April 20, 2013
Helen Holmes’ Big Film Production Comes To Arcata

Of the 30-member film entourage lodged at the Hotel Arcata, 22 were paid movie staff. These included actors, camera operators, editors, support staff, producer J. P. McGowan and his “colored valet,” and the “colored maid” for Miss Holmes. »

Plaza Parade Of Arms Explodes Expectations – April 1, 1953

Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Plaza Parade Of Arms Explodes Expectations – April 1, 1953

Mayor Shawn Brunton was unable to attend, pleading that, “I have to be in our nation’s capital on business, or have to wash my hair or polish my gerbil, or something.” »

Sen. McCarthy Pins Mayor Brunton Over Red Links – April 1, 1953

Monday, April 8, 2013
Sen. McCarthy Pins Mayor Brunton Over Red Links – April 1, 1953

As is well-known to local activists, Washington decisionmakers keep a close watch on Arcata’s politics, particularly idealistic proclamations made on the town square. »

Development-Crazed Loveless Plots U.N. Agenda 20 Takeover – April 1, 1953

Monday, April 8, 2013
Development-Crazed Loveless Plots U.N. Agenda 20 Takeover – April 1, 1953

Were it implemented in the U.S.A., Agenda 20 could lead to all manner of useless and impractical transportation projects, relaxed development standards and political initiatives funded by anonymous donors, some wealthy. President Dwight Eisenhower has warned of such consequences. »

‘The Penis Diatribes’ Sticks Up For Manliness – April 1, 1953

Monday, April 8, 2013

With songs by The Cock-A-Doodle-Can-Do’s and dancing by the Testosterone Terpischorians. »

Renaissance Man Dazzles Townsfolk – April 1, 1953

Monday, April 8, 2013

Mr. Chauncey Berry-picker, whose storied past includes degrees from multiple universities, authorship of several scholarly books, heroic service as an ace in the U.S. Air Corps and acclaim by the crowned heads of Europe, past, present and future, has been engaged by the city fathers to take charge of Arcata’s treasury and manage its... »

‘Intertube’ Pipe System To Web World – April 1, 1953

Monday, April 8, 2013

The tangle of pneumatic tubes could, in theory, deliver a sealed capsule containing a written message or even a small pamphlet from Valley West to Sunny Brae in as little as nine hours. »

Excalibur Medieval And Craft Faire This Weekend, Sept. 29 & 30

Friday, September 28, 2012
Excalibur Medieval And Craft Faire This Weekend, Sept. 29 & 30

Visit authentic encampments and learn the latest in 13th Century technology! Stroll the streets of our market and inspect the wares of dozens of craftsmen and artisans, then quench your thirst with a hearty ale at the Dark Horse Tavern, and feast like a king on turkey legs, wild boar and much more.... »

Creamery District Dreaming At The Arcata Playhouse – September 19, 2012

Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Creamery District Dreaming At The Arcata Playhouse – September 19, 2012

Attendees said they would plant gardens, develop landscaping, work on mosaics and murals, spread the word, solicit non-participants to join in the effort, plan more public events and keep participating in the process. arcataplayhouse.org »

The Legend And Myths Of ‘Orick Johnny’ Antonioli – August 10, 2012

Friday, August 10, 2012
The Legend And Myths Of ‘Orick Johnny’ Antonioli – August 10, 2012

Frequently sighted as a sprawled heap on a roadside lawn, or waddling backwards up a freeway onramp with his thumb out, the Arcata fixture known to many as "Orick Johnny" or "The Mayor of Orick" is a man of myth, mystery and misunderstanding. »