Red Cross Evacuation Center for Mad River/Ruth at: Van Duzen Community Center, Van Duzen Road, Mad River:    
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Mandatory Evacuations for residences in the area of Mad River Rd from Highway 36 to Three Forks Road area and the back side of the lake on Ruth/Zenia Road to the Ruth Dam:     - Click for more Info
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Arcata's bag ban takes effect Saturday

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ARCATA- Shoppers in Arcata will have to remember to bring their reusable bags into stores if they plan on going shopping. Arcata's ban on single use plastic bags goes into effect on Saturday.

Stores can still offer shoppers 40 percent post consumer paper bags at no cost until they are required to charge 10 cents for the bags in August. Plastic bags will still be available for meats, produce and bulk food items.

The City Council amended the previously passed ban to make accommodations for small businesses and unanimously approved the ordinance in November