Tuesday, December 9, 2014

New Public Restroom Opens

Mayor Mark Wheetley and members of the Arcata City Council were at Eighth and F Streets this morning for a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new downtown public restroom.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

All Species Parade

People protested for climate justice today in the annual All Species Parade at the North Country Fair in Arcata.

Friday, February 15, 2013

Hatchet Hitchhiker Kai Back in Arcata

Today at the Plaza I ran into Kai, the hatchet wielding hitchhiker. Kai became famous after a news interview with him went viral on the internet. He was considered to be a hero after he used a hatchet to stop an attack on people by the man who he had hitched a ride from. The man had just seriously injured a PG&E worker with his truck.

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Anarchist Book Fair In Manila

Manilla, California- Today, Humboldt's 5th annual Anarchist Book Fair was held at the Manila Community Center. The all day event included workshops, free food, and music.

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Author Talks Marijuana at Humboldt State

Arcata, California-  Author Martin Lee came to Humboldt State University this afternoon, to share insights from his latest book, "Smoke Signals: A Social History of Marijuna- Medical, Recreational, and Scientific." The event was sponsored by the HSU chapter of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws. Lee's previous book, "Acid Dreams: The Complete Social History of LSD", was called a "wealth of historical, sociological, and political information" by The American Jorunal of Psychiatry. Martin's book signing and talk, was followed by a screening of Darryl Cherney's new documentary: "Who Bombed Judi Bari?".

Thursday, December 8, 2011

NCRC Stopping All Services Dec. 31

The North Coast Resource Center in Arcata notified the public today that they will be suspending their services as of December 31, 2011. The NCRC, which was formerly known as the Arcata Endeavor, provides essential services to homeless people and low income residents. Services that will be stopped include food boxes, showers, lunches, and mail. A staff member said that they were closing in order to reorganize. Lack of funding has been a severe problem for the NCRC for several years.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Occupy Rally at HSU on Thursday

From Occupy Humboldt:

Occupy Humboldt will be using the winter break to re-energize, strategize, and build support networks for what we know will be a very active Spring. Join us for the Rally of the People, by the People, for the People on Thursday, December 8th. On December 9th, we will roll up the tent demonstration!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Sit-in Protest at Bank of America

About 35 occupy protesters staged a sit-in at the Arcata Bank of America today. They entered the bank shortly after 2 pm and sat down and chanted om. They left peacefully after police arrived. Prior to that, it was a confusing day for Occupy Arcata. The encampment at city hall fell apart. In the morning several campers took their tents down, which led others to do the same. Rumors spread that there had been a raid. As the encampment weakened, the city took advantage and pushed for more stuff to be removed. Little remained by afternoon. Protesters said that they would regroup and reorganize.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Police Give Occupy Arcata Eviction Notice

Arcata police chief Tom Chapman delivered a letter to Occupy Arcata today. The letter amounts to an eviction notice, and is like the ones in other cities that were given before a police raid. There is little doubt that APD is planning to raid the protest soon.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Community Shows Support for Occupy Arcata

After high profile evictions of occupy camps in New York, Eureka, Portland, Oakland, and other cities, members of the community in Arcata have come by to show their support for Occupy Arcata. Daniel Duncan of Small World Book Press brought a kiosk that he made. A man driving by shouted "Keep it going, they shut down New York". A family came and stood on the corner, waving and holding a sign that said "End Corporate Personhood!" A woman drove up and donated chocolate and nuts. And this was all in the short span of time that I was there earlier today.