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Past articles by Mario:

McKinleyville’s Alex Stick excels in martial arts

Despite the aches and pains of growing older, McKinleyville black belt and martial arts instructor Alex Stick continues to push himself in an effort to perfect his skills. → Read More

Eureka council takes action on security camera rules

The document governing the city’s use of video equipment first went before the council at the June 21 regular meeting, where the council members opted to provide feedback and comments to city… → Read More

McKinleyville High alum Jacob Smith goes pro in Belgium

While many ball players are not even aware of the opportunity to compete in Europe, the offer to play for Belgian baseball club Namur Angels was an alluring one for catcher Jacob Smith. “I kn… → Read More

Humboldt County animal shelter active after July 4 weekend

The days leading up to and after the Fourth of July are normally among the busiest at the Humboldt County Animal Shelter, and this year was no exception. → Read More

Former T-S sports editor Mike Wolcott returns to deliver Crabs first pitch

Former Times-Standard sports editor Mike Wolcott had seen many first pitches thrown ahead of baseball games in his time as both a reporter and a baseball fan. Friday night at the Arcata Ball Park, … → Read More

HACHR office in Arcata’s Valley West to open in 4-6 weeks

The Humboldt Area Center for Harm Reduction will soon be operating out of a new space in Arcata’s Valley West district. → Read More

Civic Calendar | Security camera policy going before Eureka Council

Find out what is on the agenda in local government meetings. → Read More

Pet care, prevention key in preventing July 4 weekend escapes

The days leading up to and following the Fourth of July are generally the busiest for the Humboldt County Animal Shelter, and, sadly, the same trend is expected to hold this year. → Read More

Stacked series sweep ends Humboldt Crabs skid

The Humboldt Crabs put an end to a long losing streak with two decisive wins to sweep the Silicon Valley Sharks in a short midweek series. → Read More

World’s Biggest Marble Hunt to kick off with treasure on display in Eureka

“Those are real big marble towns, so to speak, but Humboldt County (is) definitely in the top three,” local artist Topher Reynolds said. → Read More

Collegiate wrestling returning to College of the Redwoods

The college announced the formal addition of intercollegiate men’s and women’s wrestling programs this week, ending the sport’s decades-long lapse in activities at the CR Gym. → Read More

Arcata Planning Commission reviews Gateway housing chapter

The Arcata Planning Commission provided feedback, asked questions and made recommendations on the city’s Gateway Area plan housing chapter at its Tuesday night regular meeting. → Read More

Humboldt Crabs looking for wins in return home

The Humboldt Crabs will be looking for a return to the win column in the friendly confines of the Arcata Ball Park following a five-game skid on the road. → Read More

Racing | Henderson, Doss take flags in main events

Fortuna driver David Henderson continued to feed his lead atop the Redwood Acres Raceway’s late models division with a major win in this weekend’s main event race. → Read More

Arcata Oyster Festival draws crowds as event makes return

Hundreds came down to the Arcata Creamery District to shuck the day away at the return of the local Oyster Festival. → Read More

Civic calendar | Arcata Gateway housing chapter under consideration

Find out what is being discussed at local government meetings in the coming week. → Read More

PHOTOS | Hundreds rally at courthouse after Roe v. Wade repeal

PHOTO GALLERY: Check out images from Friday night’s rally at the courthouse. → Read More

Baseball | Humboldt Crabs swept in Yuba-Sutter road series

The Humboldt Crabs were not able to protect their one-run lead Thursday night, with the Yuba-Sutter Gold Sox surging back to lock in a series sweep. → Read More

Wildfires | Keeping up to date on air quality advised ahead of season

Being “air aware” is important as smoke exposure might affect many across Humboldt County and the North Coast during the wildfire season. → Read More

Arcata Earth flag initiative going to voters

Arcata voters will have the opportunity to decide whether a symbolic Earth flag should fly at the top of city-owned flagpoles in the November election. → Read More