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Plaza Merchants, Parks Committee Forge Staunch Anti-Fence Advisory

By kevpod

“We were all played, ‘Oh you’re the only asshole that wants to be outside the fence.’ I acquiesced.” »

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

By kevpod

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? »

See You At The 4th Of July Jubilee On The Plaza

By kevpod

ARCATA – The Arcata Chamber of Commerce presents the 2013 4th of July Jubilee on the Plaza Thursday, July 4 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The event is free and the public is invited. »

OysterFence Review, Recriminations Continue

By kevpod

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. »

Susan McGee: Prop 8 Ruling Will See Plaza Celebration – Or Protest

By kevpod

Local members of the Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender and Queer Community (LBGTQ) and their straight friends, families and allies will rally at 6 p.m. at the Eureka Courthouse and the Arcata Plaza the day of the decision. »

Life After OysterFest, Saturday, June 15

By Spikeyrat

ARCATA – Take a quick disco nap and down a couple of espressos after OysterFest, as official and unofficial after parties put forth some delectable musical offerings the evening of Saturday, June 15. Yogoman Burning Band with Motherlode at Jambalaya In case you missed the OysterFest or want more of the headlining bands, PC... »

Kevin Hoover: Let’s Give Arcata Main Street’s New OysterFest Plan A Chance

By kevpod

If you can’t pony up the admission fee, there’s always Bebop and Brew, Lumberjack Days or Hempfest. Just kidding – those events didn’t evolve, and as you may have noticed, are no longer with us. »

Oyster Festival Admission Plan Stirs Mixed Reaction

By kevpod

Within hours of the Thursday announcement, Arcata Main Street Director Jennifer Koopman and her board had been reviled as greedy, incompetent, dishonest, self-interested and even anatomically mutated. “I don’t know where your head is, but it’s not on your shoulders,” one caller to Main Street said in a voice mail message. Some online commenters... »

Travis Turner: Let’s Start Now To Change The Halloween/New Year’s Eve Dynamic

By kevpod

We need the community to want something different. We need businesses and the people living around the Plaza to want something more favorable. It will still be loud, but it will be managed. It will still be messy but it will be cleaned up without the support of your tax dollars. It will be... »

Suspect Arrested In Valley West Over Plaza Stabbing

By kevpod

Blake Broderick, 18, of Redlands was booked into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility for a violation of penal code section 245(a)(1), Assault with a Deadly Weapon. »