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SoSa[edit]

1. I have lived in the general area for 25+ years and have never heard of SoSa. I have never heard of South Samoa. 2. The community of Samoa is neither near nor adjacent to Arcata. Samoa is more than 9 miles from Arcata.

But SOSA is a neighborhood in Arcata.[edit]

1. I just moved here a few months ago, but I live in the neighborhood south of Samoa Boulevard, near a bunch of new businesses that refer to the neighborhood as SOSA. 2. The Wordpress Site for Upcycling center SCRAP http://scraphumboldt.wordpress.com/ refers to the neighborhood as SOSA. 2602:306:CF46:5340:39BB:176:780C:9FFD (talk) 15:37, 5 December 2013 (UTC)

Notes removed from code on main page[edit]

NOTE: The census does not count students the way people might think. Dependent students, especially are often NOT counted while away at school. This means the population of Arcata may actually swell by at least several thousand during regular terms. Arcata may actually exceed 20,000 persons in late August or September, especially before students start dropping.

--al95521 06:16, 27 January 2007 (UTC)

Removal of Minor theater claim.[edit]

The statement that the Minor theater is the oldest continuously operated theater is not true. My grandfather operated the Alto Freight and Express shipping company out of an unused Minor Theater for a period of time in the 1940s. The claim that it has been continuously operated cannot be substantiated because it is not true. It was a marketing ploy by the Minor Theater company. Odd that they made the claim some years back...had my family laughing. IF an editor wants to claim something that is a marketing ploy/propaganda then feel free. But please site one of the so-called sources you refer to. It might be best to consider a real publication (scholarly work) other than local chamber of commerce types of publications...and certainly not one of the Minor theater pamphlets. Again thanks, but please provide a reference to a text when you put this back as I am sure you will. Norcalal 12:17, 12 March 2007 (UTC)

"Aside from a few temporary closures, the Minor continued to operate continuously until 1960. It reopened in 1972 after major renovation by the Minor Theater Corp." ...This from an interview and article with the actual company printed in November 2000 in the highly respected Northcoast Journal http://www.northcoastjournal.com/012700/cover0127.html
As anyone can see the theater, having been closed and reopened in 1972, cannot possibly have the claim of the "longest continuously operted theater" that was placed here in the article. Again this is all about accuracy...right? Norcalal 12:31, 12 March 2007 (UTC)
Please cite a source for your assertion, Norcal. Wikipedia doesn't care so much that its true, so much as its sourceable. I'm not disputing what you say, and right now we have a source backing up the current wording, but if there are "local chamber of commerce" publications saying anything, they are quite firmly in play for the article. We are charged with not synthesizing our own arguments (like the argument that since the NCJ says this, therefore the Minor is not the oldest theater)-but simply repeating what others say. Levi P. 08:22, 18 April 2007 (UTC)
You write, "Please cite a source?" The source is as I researched it...see http://www.northcoastjournal.com/012700/cover0127.html. IF anyone can provide a source that shows the theater is the longest continuously operated theater, then I guess we could say that incorrect or erroneous source exists. Nevertheless, my mother reported to a dark, CLOSED theater after school in the late 1940's to assist her father with his freight and express company. There is the letter of a rule and the spirit of a rule. In this case the letter of a rule you cite would lead to the public being misinformed. Can we ALL move on to developing the article in the areas that are woefully absent? —Preceding unsigned comment added by Norcalal (talkcontribs) 19:55, April 19, 2007

Recent extensive additions by anonymous editors[edit]

There are many wiki procedures and standards for article development that are not present in the style of many recent additions. These additions may not improve the quality of an article if done in "travel guide" style. These types of comments are often the outlet for people who feel they have something to say, but do not enrich the encyclopedia. Informal and flippant remarks may be witty ( I know I like some of them), but are not appropriate in a wiki city article. IF anonymous users would develop a log name and use it, there could be back and forth on these issues that could lead to an overall improved article. Many pieces of information provided by anonymous editors are interesting and may lead to better coverage in the article. However, there is also an effort to improve citations and that does not seem to be occurring. Can we work together? And can we follow at least some of the protocols? Thanks Norcalal 17:56, 7 September 2007 (UTC)

Unique cultural attributes[edit]

This entire section should be rewritten or deleted. It reads like Lonely Planet. The writer obviously loves Arcata, and that's the problem with the entry. Wlegro 05:00, 6 October 2007 (UTC)


Folks I would encourage these types of writing styles be expressed at Humbolpedia.org the Humboldt specific wiki. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 208.180.38.46 (talk) 00:23, 10 November 2007 (UTC)

Stalinists Strike[edit]

It seems the same censures that ripped pot filled headlines from the racks stole again. The attraction of the Arcata Community Forrest proved to strong for camping hippies around the world. In an underhanded move, the Arcata Stalinists have pulled the forest postings from Wikipedia's Arcata page. Lets hope some of you stoners notice. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 69.85.151.135 (talk) 10:55, 9 March 2008 (UTC)

first ban on GMO claim[edit]

http://www.healthyworld.org/GdGMOs.html http://calag.ucop.edu/0501JFM/scibriefs.html http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2008/04/12/18492388.php

There are some conflicting references. Is it the Mendocino or Arcata being first, in Canada or in US? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 193.170.138.209 (talk) 00:12, 16 August 2008 (UTC)

Floods of 1964[edit]

The article fails to mention the devastating floods in the winter of 1964-65, when roads, parts of Highway 101, and many houses were washed away. Gov. Pat Brown had the area declared a disaster.--jeanne (talk) 10:39, 18 November 2008 (UTC)

Though affected indirectly by this disaster and the torrential rainfall, there were no bridges lost, no rivers overflowed into the town, and no homes were lost in the City of Arcata. Clearly, this would need to be addressed in an expanded article on Humboldt County. Norcalal 15:56, 14 June 2009 (UTC)

Dubious[edit]

The following statement appears to be dubious, and uncited, or maybe Original Research.

The political leanings of Arcata are diverse.

The article clearly shows a political left leaning POV in its editing of this section Arcata, California#Politics, so it would be more approriate to define what constitutes diverse in this statement, and citations to back that definition or the claim that the politics of this city are "diverse". --RightCowLeftCoast (talk) 11:07, 14 June 2009 (UTC)

Marijuana[edit]

I feel that someone more knowledgeable on the subject should add more info to the article about the impact of marijuana on the culture and economy of Arcata. I lived there for most of my life and can attest to the prevalence of weed to the well being of Arcata. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 212.182.178.89 (talk) 20:07, 22 September 2010 (UTC)

Form of Government[edit]

Arcata, CA is council-manager form, not mayor-council form. See the municipal code at http://www.codepublishing.com/ca/arcata/. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Adminprof (talkcontribs) 18:18, 4 February 2011 (UTC)

Wastewater Issues[edit]

I am not sure why the line "The EPA discloses that for 9 of the past 12 quarterly reports (January 2005-December 2007), the Arcata Wastewater Treatment Plant was found to be in violation of discharge permit limits" is relevant. Aracata does not appear to have an especially high number of quarters out of compliance in comparison to other california cities of similar size and climate. I used this website (found eventually through the link provided in the statement: http://www.epa-echo.gov/echo/compliance_report.html) to determine that Arcata had the second lowest number of the five cities I looked at (Ukiah: 7, Arcata: 9, Eureka: 10, Santa Cruz: 12, Petaluma: 12). As far as I can tell the only reason this statement is in here (and sourced) is because the City of Arcata is actually concerned about it's violations and reports them upfront and with great detail and clarity on it's treatment website. --Metatree (talk) 20:44, 29 August 2011 (UTC)

I am editing the line out for now --Metatree (talk) 20:46, 29 August 2011 (UTC)

drugs[edit]

Arcata -

Marijuana prices plunge

http://www.heraldnet.com/article/20120505/NEWS02/705059890 — Preceding unsigned comment added by 76.172.122.94 (talk) 03:01, 20 June 2012 (UTC)

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Please update picture of Arcata Plaza[edit]

The McKinley statue was removed, and this photo is no longer representative of the city. citation https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Statue_of_William_McKinley_(Arcata,_California) — Preceding unsigned comment added by 24.22.32.142 (talk) 17:27, 5 May 2020 (UTC)

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