Humboldt: Going Down!

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unofficial / 8:53 p.m.

Arcata Engine 8215 clearing, false alarm; and UPD requested Facilities personnel to investigate and re-set the alarm

unofficial / 8:48 p.m.

University Housing requesting permission to turn of the alarm. UPD advise yes, they and Arcata Fire are almost finished with the building check.

unofficial / 8:38 p.m.

Engine 8215 on scene, alarm still sounding, they’re out investigating. University Police are also out, checking all levels of Cypress Hall

unofficial / 8:32 p.m.

Arcata at Cal Poly Humboldt, commercial fire alarm in Cypress Hall, a kitchen alarm activated; for Arcata Fire and University Police; Arcata Engine 8215 responding

unofficial / 7:20 p.m.

McKinleyville bicyclist injury [unk if a traffic collision] Hiller Rd at Berg Ave, adult male down, for Arcata Fire & Ambulance; Engine 8217 responding

unofficial / 6:01 p.m.

[I’ll take the chance of assuming that the “Fabrication IC” name was selected due to the large building just east on 299 with a “North Coast Fabricators” sign on its west-facing wall]

unofficial / 5:56 p.m.

Fabrication IC reports fire on 299 is controlled, cancel all companies not at the scene

unofficial / 5:51 p.m.

“Fabrication IC” (Chief 8201) reports the #1 eastbound lane on 299 is closed temporarily

unofficial / 5:49 p.m.

Arcata Chiefs 8200 and 8201 at scene on 101/299, “Fabrication IC,” continue all responding companies

unofficial / 5:47 p.m.

Samoa Fire added to the 299/101 median fire, HumBayFire is unable to respond; Arc Chief 8202 responding

unofficial / 5:44 p.m.

Arcata vegetation fire Hwy 299 at 101 in the median, for Arcata, Blue Lake, Humboldt Bay and Westhaven fire departments; Arcata Engine 8217 responding

Going Down @ 4:48 p.m.

It’s quittin’ time, and you deserve a treat. 

So kick back and let Humboldt’s premier dronist take you on a stunning tour of some of the county’s most iconic places and then ask yourself: What is the number one thing that is missing here? To me it’s the bluffs along the ocean on the road to Petrolia, but maybe you have a different answer.

Going Down @ 2:18 p.m.

How tall should Arcata build? | Screenshot

What is the ideal height for new buildings in Arcata’s proposed Gateway Area? Four stories? Six stories? Eight? Would your answer change if there were some community benefits offered as a trade-off, like increased open space for parks and trails in exchange for taller structures?

Members of Arcata’s planning department and the more civic-minded among us pondered these questions during a virtual webinar on Tuesday evening. The meeting centered around building height and form-based code.

What the hell is form-based code, you ask? City staff defines form-based code as “land development regulation that implements a plan with physical form as its organizing principle” which contains “objective standards, not guidelines or subjective requirements.”

Still doesn’t make sense? Check out the video below and Arcata’s fine planning staff will explain it to ya.

Going Down @ 12:09 p.m.

G. Mario Fernandez — a member of the board of trustees of Eureka City Schools and a current candidate for City Council — drops the Outpost a line to let us know that he’ll be having a campaign launch party this Saturday, Aug. 20, from 1 to 3 p.m. at Carson Park.

Free tacos are promised. Details at the link.

Going Down @ 10:03 a.m.

Like all well-meaning hoarders, LoCO sometimes finds itself scrolling through local Craigslist in search of… well, you never know what dumb thing you could clutter your life with!

Take these “[t]en free full-sized white paper maché redwood trees and removable redwood branches” for example! What could we do with those! The answer is, “Something!” Maybe LoCO will head to Arcata to pick them up! Or maybe you will beat us to them. Who can tell?!

… and since we have you here and you seem like the kind of person who likes free stuff, perhaps you’s be interested in another free pile we spotted in Old Town today (pictured below). First come, first serve.

(Click to enlarge.)

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