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Arcata Interfaith Gospel Choir Hold Benefit Concert in Honor of David Josiah Lawson

Today at 2:00 p.m the Arcata Interfaith Gospel Choir held a benefit show in honor of Humboldt State University student David Josiah Lawson. The proceeds of the event would go towards Brothers United, the student-club that Lawson was president of. Dr.Corliss Bennett-McBride,the advisor to Brothers United who is also the Director of HSU’s Cultural Centers for Academic Excellence, coordinated the event. …

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The State of Arcata is Different For Students of Color

Yesterday morning at 8:30 a.m the Arcata Chamber of Commerce hosted an event about the state of the city. A representative from Senator Mike McGuire’s office, Arcata City Manager Karen Diemer, Humboldt County Supervisor Mike Wilson and Arcata Mayor Sofia Pereira, each gave a 10-minute presentation on the state of the city (Arcata). The state of the city presentation was …

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Recap: Martin Luther King Day in Humboldt 2018

Various Martin Luther King Day celebrations were held Monday Jan. 15, 2018 throughout Humboldt County with events in Arcata, Eureka and even Crescent City. At Noon last Monday, the NAACP held their annual MLK day celebration at the Adorni Center in Eureka. There were musical performances of the Black National Anthem and a poetry and interpretive dance performance by two …

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The City of Arcata Chooses New Mayor & Vice Mayor

Thursday at 8:00 a.m. the Arcata City Council chose Sofia Pereira as Arcata’s new Mayor and Brett Watson as Vice-Mayor. Susan Ornelas, Arcata’s current Mayor and Pereira literally switched seats–Ornelas will still serve on the city council although she is no longer mayor. As established in Arcata’s municipal code, each city council member is required to campaign to be elected to …

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New Direction: Arcata Says Community Forums and Public Lawson Updates Are Over

An email sent by Arcata’s City Manager Karen Diemer, details that community forums to discuss student safety and updates into the murder investigation of David Josiah Lawson, will no longer be held. “Thank you for your participation in the meetings held to provide updates on the David Josiah Lawson investigation and to discuss student safety. Based on input received during …

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