[Listen] Arcata Councilmember discusses recent news matters (in Episode 79)

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Humboldt Last Week (10:27): Fresh after returning from a racial equity training at the University of Southern California, Arcata City Councilmember Paul Pitino guested on the program to talk about some of his city’s news matters.

“(When I was a little kid my mother) said to me ‘look, nobody is better than you.’ And I said ‘really?’ And she said ‘yeah, but remember, you’re no better than anyone else’,” he explained about his belief that nobody should have a statue. Sentiments he also recently shared with Fox News when discussing the contested McKinley statue on the plaza.

In the interview Pitino also answers questions about the unexpected resignation of Police Chief Tom Chapman, the year-old unsolved murder of David Josiah Lawson, and his desires for the city moving forward.

The interview begins at 10:27.

Also covered

- In-N-Out Burger addresses rumors of Humboldt location
- Elderly woman, alleged retirement home meth peddler, turns heads in court
- Marci Kitchen, accused drunken child killer, on schedule for trial
- Guy Fieri is working on movie theater restaurants overseas
- Pro runner does Lost Coast in record time
- Hoax out of Eastern Europe alarms local schools
- Rescuer saves kittens tossed from moving truck in grocery bag
- Alleged gang murderers, including father and son, headed to trial

Humboldt Last Week also includes additional crime updates, some attempts at humor, new music samples, Facebook giveaways, and other top stories.

Arcata Plaza, Wikipedia Commons, by Jss3255
Paul Pitino, Arcata City Council