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Posted on: September 20, 2017

Lawson Homicide Investigation Continues-Accusations Posted On Internet Not Accurate

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Arcata Police Department continues an active investigation into the murder of David Josiah Lawson.  Recently posts accusing Lawson’s friend, Elijah Chandler, of being a suspect under investigation have surfaced. These posts ar...

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Posted on: September 18, 2017

Sea Level Rise Awareness Art Contest Entries Due Today


October is Sea Level Rise Awareness Month, and the community is invited to help raise awareness by creating artwork that depicts sea level rise. The winner of the contest will re-create their work at Pastels on the Plaza on Saturday, October 7.

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Posted on: September 17, 2017

Lawson Homicide Investigation Continues, Witnesses Urged to Come Forward

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At its meeting on Wednesday evening, the Arcata City Council approved a community reward program for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible for the ...

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City News
Posted on: September 9, 2017

Information on Early Morning Shooting at 9th and H Streets

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On September 9, 2017, at about 1:25 a.m., the Arcata Police Department received a 9-1-1 call reporting a group of males physically fighting in the street near 9th and H ...

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Posted on: September 6, 2017

Arcata Sanctuary City Ordinance Available in Spanish

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The entire text of Arcata's Sanctuary City Ordinance (Ordinance No. 1490) is now available in Spanish here.

Ordinance 1490, an Ordinance of the City Council of the City of Arcata Declaring Itself a Sanctuary City and Safeguarding the Civil Rights, Safety a...

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Posted on: September 6, 2017

Ordenanza de la Ciudad del Santuario de Arcata Disponible en Español

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El texto completo de la Ordenanza de la Ciudad del Santuario de Arcata (Ordenanza 1490) ya está disponible aquí en español.

Ordenanza 1490, Una Ordenanza del Consejo Municipal de la Ciudad de Arcata Declarándose una Ciudad Santuaria y Salvaguardando los De...

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Posted on: September 3, 2017

City of Arcata Now Runs on 100% Renewable Source Electricity

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City of Arcata Opts Up to 100% Renewable Energy

As of August 2017, 100 percent of the electricity used by Arcata’s municipal government is generated from renewable sources. The City of Arcata opted up to the Redwood Coast Energy Authority&rsq...

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Posted on: July 21, 2017

Arcata Awarded $500,000 Grant for Rental Assistance Program

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The City of Arcata was awarded a $500,000 grant of federal funds by the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) this week.

Arcata’s grant was one of just 16 HOME Investment P...

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Tenant-Based Rental Assistance Program City News

Posted on: August 20, 2017

Free Parent Project Classes Begin in October

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Free Classes for Parents of Youth Begin in October

The Arcata Police Department’s Juvenile Diversion Department and the Humboldt County Office of Education’s Redwood Coast Parent Project will host nationally-recognized Parent Project classes for parents of...

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