SAVE TEN-MILE COURT
I would like to inform ALL the Mendocino Coast citizens to the fact, that a few people have set in motion to remove the Fort Bragg court. Not only will the many
People working there lose jobs, but YOU will have to travel to Ukiah for every legal problem! Please read the below from DA David Eyster, and what YOU can do!!
Thank You SO Much, I look forward to seeing you ALL on November 29th at the Fort Bragg Courthouse, at 5:30!!
PS.Public comments regarding the changes are welcome and may be submitted by mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org or by regular mail to the attention of: Court Administration, 100 N. State St., Ukiah, CA 95482 no later than 5pm, Dec. 30. The Court will conduct a public meeting on Thursday, Nov. 29, beginning at 5:30pm, at its Ten Mile Branch, 700 S. Franklin St., Fort Bragg, to discuss the local court budget and the reduction in court services.
PPS. DAVE EYSTER WRITES: “As the DA of Mendocino County, I am ADAMANTLY opposed to what the judges are proposing for Fort Bragg. I found out about this by reading the press release; no one from the courts sought my input before deciding to downsize Ten Mile. Any minor cost savings realized from the Ten Mile court is literally being transferred to the wallets of coastal residents and coastal law enforcement if this goes through. More than ever coasties will have to make MORE treks over the hill to Ukiah, costing victims and witnesses time and $ and leaving less police officers to protect coastal public safety — while they travel back and forth to and hang out in the Ukiah courthouse. Did these budget problems just appear out of thin air? No. So why then did the local judges seek and endorse the appointment of TWO new highly-paid judges? Why also is there still a push for a new multi-million dollar courthouse in Ukiah? Why can’t any downsizing happen in Ukiah? I could go on and on — but please listen up! All our coastal friends need to light up the court’s phones and let them know how important it is to have a full-time, full service court in Fort Bragg to serve the needs of coastal residents! The court’s admin office telephone number (in Ukiah, of course) is (707) 463-4664 M-F. Please be polite but let Judge Henderson and his colleagues know that this is Ukiah-centric and a bad plan.”
As 2012 approaches its final days I thought I would share some facts, information and events involving the Veterans Services office. One of the most exciting projects we have been working on is the Vet Connect. Vet Connect is a group of community resource partners that get together in one location to help veterans in need. We meet the third Wednesday of every month at the Ukiah Veterans' Memorial Building located at 293 Seminary Ave., Ukiah from 1:00-3:00 p.m. This idea has been working in larger counties for some time, we are excited to try the concept here.
Some of the services that we offer include the use of vans and drivers to take Veterans down to the San Francisco Veterans Administration Medical Center daily from Ukiah and twice a week from Fort Bragg.
Speaking of medical services, I wanted to remind all of you about the Veterans Administration Clinic in Ukiah. If you are working with a Veteran and they have not gone to the Clinic, send them to us. We will try to help them get the services they need, even if it is their annual physical. Veterans Administration medical care is either free or quite inexpensive, depending on the Veterans income. If you have any questions or need further information on our services, please call our office.
We had some great news last month, our new Veterans Representative, Ulyses Lopez, went down to Fresno County and took his accreditation test given by the State of California. Ulyses has studied hard and it paid off. He passed with a 90%. We are all very proud of him. Congratulations Ulyses!
I would also like to give a special thank you to Jan Kurtyka and Isabel Oglesby for all of their hard work. Last week we received 133 completed veteran referrals for CalWORKs and Medi-Cal recipients who are veterans or dependents of veterans. Hopefully, this will increase funding to Veterans Services.
For those of you who do not know our hours and phone numbers, they are as follows:
Ukiah- Monday through Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (707) 463-4226
Willits- Thursday only 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (707) 456-3792
Fort Bragg- Monday and Wednesday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (707) 964-5823
We also provide outreach on the third Wednesday of every month at the Point Arena Veterans Memorial Building and are looking at expanding to Gualala in the near future.
Alice Watkins, Sr. Veterans Service Representative
LIGHTEN UP ON VINCE
To whom it may concern:
My name is Bruce Patterson. I’m 63 years old and I’ve lived in Anderson Valley for 38 years. During that time I’ve made my living as a logger and woodcutter, a ranch and farm hand. From 1990 until my “retirement” in 2004, I was the foreman of two Thoroughbred race horse brood ranches. Since then I’ve worked part time as a woodcutter/reforester and full time as a writer. I have two books in print, the first, Walking Tractor, detailing the hills people culture Vincent was bred into and I’ve more or less taken as my own. The freeholding work hard/play hard macho ethos that’s an “outlaw” way of life not in the sense of law breaking but of living “beyond the law” like a dangerously leaning giant redwood tree; as if living on the frontier. A cultural place where, except in cases of dire emergency or outrage, the community sets the standards everyone is expected to live up to and where lawmen know the good guys from the bad and see that as the crux of their job.
While I personally gave up gunplay after I returned from infantry combat in Vietnam, I do keep two heirloom rifles that were given to me as gifts. I can’t tell how many times, while visiting friends and neighbors in this valley, they’ve showed off their gun collections and handed over pieces so I could feel their heft and balance and maybe take a peep through their sights. Not long ago when this valley was working ranches nearly everybody hunted and fished and I can’t remember how many pickup trucks there were hanging Winchester rifles in their back windows. Can’t remember how many times I’ve been asked if I wanted to buy a gun, or how many sales and trades I’ve witnessed or been told about, or deals I’ve heard discussed. Yet, it seems to me that, unless the serial numbers have been erased, I’d never have any reason to suspect a piece being offered was stolen property. When you’re doing face-to-face business with a friend or neighbor, it’s extremely rude to suspect them of larceny without having any evidence.
Anyway, I first met Vincent when he turned 21 and was allowed entrance into the hallowed innards of the Boonville Lodge (established 1921). I was shooting pool with an old geezer buddy of mine — games of 8 Ball for beers — when this kid walks up and asks if he can lay down his quarters for the next game. While that was rude by pool hall standards (gotta pay to play), the lodge wasn’t a pool hall and the kid seemed innocent enough. My partner and I were so equally matched that our illegal “gambling” amounted to flipping coins anyway, so why not take the free game, dispatch the kid and then go back to having at each other?
So Vincent racks the balls, the game starts and, gee, he’s kind of good. He’s got a sharp eye, a focused mind and he plays with confidence and calm. Back then he wasn’t good enough to beat either one of us except once in a blue moon, but he always came back for more and always gave us a nice little run for his money. Vincent was learning from us, you see, and determined to one day rise above us, and yet there was no hint of resentment in him; no sign of a sore loser. When it comes to would-be pool shooters, that’s awfully rare and refreshing.
Once Vincent’s goal became clear and I started schooling him to help him along his way — when I was a kid I got what amounted to professional coaching — he was an eager student and that, too, was very rare and refreshing. It was then that I concluded that, no matter how rowdy and troubled he might be, Vincent was a true gentleman. He fully understood that there’s no luck in pool and it’s only a game; an entertainment and not ritual combat.
One more thing: although he’d introduced himself as Vince or Vinny, I took to calling him Vincent. Months later I was sitting at the bar with his girlfriend and when I referred to him that way she was shocked. “You call him that to his face?” she asked. “He hates being called that.” I never would have known and, after he assured me he didn’t mind in my case, I’ve been calling him Vincent ever since.
Rarely in my life have I known a man as laid back and harmless as Vincent. So if you can see your way to show him some leniency or give him another chance, I’m confident you won’t regret it.
Editor and Fellow AVAers:
What do you say to a fat Mexican? Plow. Plow. What do you say to a skinny American? Wow. Beautiful along the river are the feet of those who bring good news. Like cooking a small fish, the less you handle it the better it tastes. Who has dollars for Dao? The one who sees the blue needles of sunlight in the water. Rice terraces in Tibet reach 12,000 feet along the mountain slopes, with the sound of water splashing down from the rice paddy to the paddy below it. Dao is humble like water which seeks its lowest place. In Okinawa I went diving in the South China Sea where an angel fish as big as my head swam around me. Vegetables and fruits won't grow in the high plateaus of western Tibet. The Tibetans have radios America has given them while America has lost itself in apartment complexes; a body without legs, without arms and with its head decapitated. Is pastoral America dead? Naked ladies are lovely, but the hawk rules the sky, as the wave rules the ocean. In Afghanistan where golden wheat fields waves glisten in the sun now stands bare with the seeds of a hard metal landmines. Where is the field where we can sit and stretch our feet to the distance? The rest of the countries of the world look down and say, “Afghanistan is now a wasteland.” When I wrote this letter on Veteran's Day I thought “Rocket propelled grenades are the devil's music. Trees are the air we breathe, and peace for Thanksgiving, is a sleeping military.”
THE MORE THINGS CHANGE…
I appreciated receiving your note to me in regard to my August newsletter. It is really nice to get feedback and know that people are reading, thinking and even taking the time to respond. Thanks.
On the matter of what type of lifestyle people in California deserve, I think my thoughts just did not come across very clearly. My reference was meant to be especially toward the level of governmental services people (human beings!) need in order to pursue decent, healthful lives to some degree of fulfillment. I do not believe that given the current anti-taxation hysteria in the state and country, levels of service, essential particularly to low and moderate income folks, can be maintained. For example, the areas hit hardest by the Deukmejian budget (and the Reagan budget for that matter) are education, mental health, legal assistance, public health, nutrition, and other services for the economically less advantaged. Further, environmental protection is being sacrificed on the altar of fiscal prudency. This is dangerously shortsighted!
As far as consumerism, I am in total agreement with you. This society suffers from its preoccupation with “baubles, bangles, and beads.” What we need is a spiritual (including social and political) awakening to direct our energies toward humanitarian pursuits. Meanwhile, we've got to keep people fed, clothed, doctored, defended and educated.
On coyotes, I am somewhat stymied. I agree with your concern that coyotes not be made to suffer unduly. However, without a livestock industry the rationale for maintaining large areas of the county as open space is greatly diminished. Also, there are still hundreds of people in Mendocino County who derive their living income from sheep raising and need a trapping program to stand a chance.
This program does constitute a government subsidy to one industry and can be criticized as such. Still, I can never quite bring myself to vote against it. I see a potential for an expanded lamb and woolen industry in this county and do not want to jeopardize this possibility. Further, I just like the idea of Mendocino County as partially a place where sheep herds still can thrive on open rangeland. I'm not all that sympathetic to the coyote since I think they have plenty else (especially deer and small mammals) to feed on and keep their population at a sustained level.
Again, thanks for writing. I appreciate your thoughts.
Dan Hamburg, Second District Supervisor, Ukiah
September 20, 1983
NEIGHBOR NO MORE
Dear Mr. Anderson:
This I really must respond to you about Mr. Alan Crow. Number one, I am surprised you posted his letter.
Alan Crow is 44 years old and just recently my neighbor here in isolation in jail. I shut off all communication back here from him. Mind you I have five neighbors housed back here. But he stole money from an old man bank robber. You guessed it — the Point Arena bandit near Caspar, Orlando.
To become housed in isolation this man told deputies he was going to kill himself. So he had to be under camera observation and after a month of his yelling out the door they decided enough of this tree jumper and moved him out to the regular administration segregation.
Mr. Crow's letter was signed Alan Crow, Ukiah. Ha ha. He walked away from my friend's house in Fort Bragg as his girlfriend chased me around the yard. The reason I washed my hands of the dude is his get down. He Mr. Orlando's 70-year-old wife put money on his books then burned him. Then he has begged food, books, everything else he could from any unsuspecting victim, mocking me as I sat in my Bible study.
I said a prayer for Mr. Crow. People like him need all the help he can get. I used to know a cousin of his from the Valley, a poor girl named Beverly. I never knew why she was so distraught. Now I shall pray for her also.
This man spends 110% of his Social Security checks on methamphetamine and lures unsuspecting females into the lurch, only the ones I know so far have been wise enough to run.
I don't wish suicide on the man. I wish confinement and rehab on the poor soul. His letter should not have made daylight and I'm now second-guessing putting myself and out there like this.
But people should know the integrity of what I'm surrounded by and why they lash out with all they have. I don't wish ill for Mr. Crow. I wish him to go away. His claim to fame and his turn to shine was speaking about me. Something he knows nothing about.
Yet alone my family and daughters who it totally creeps me out thinking of this pedophile with my family in his mouth.
Please pull his booking photo. Maybe read his rap sheet. I heard it was some drug beefs. Please! You knocked some old ladies out and dragged them into the bushes.
His past is what he himself can't live with. So maybe I shouldn't be bothered by this bottom feeder. But there are those who read this and believe this crap from some of these people. It makes me really wonder about the wisdom of my letters here.
Mr. Crow referred to my letters for help. I should mention not one single person wrote nor put money on my books. That is called “family,” Mr. Crow. I have a family who loves me a great deal and put money on my books.
Mr. Crow has hepatitis C and always asks me if you could feel your liver. Ha ha! “Seek” a doctor, dude. You are “yellow” — you look contagious from it and it should be against the law for you to kiss and spread your misery.
Then seek biblical counsel on your code of ethics. With that being said, don't steal from your elders! I mean, I've written enough attention for you!
No Longer Alan Crow's neighbor
SAVE TEN MILE COURT
Because of state cuts in funding, our County’s eight Superior Court judges are faced with difficult problems. However, they are about to make a wrong and unfair decision. They have announced that starting December 31, they will no longer conduct jury trials or felony proceedings or hear in-custody matters at the Coast branch court in Fort Bragg.
These are vital court proceedings that have been held regularly at the Fort Bragg court for many decades. Now, they’ll all be held in Ukiah and all the summoned prospective jurors, parties, witnesses, and lawyers in these cases will have to go to Ukiah to have them heard. No similar substantial reductions in core court proceedings at the Ukiah courthouse have been announced.
We need to remind the judges of their commitment in the Superior Court’s mission statement to provide an accessible forum to all segments of the County, not just the inland segments. Normally, it would not be right for members of the public to try to influence a decision by the judges. This is different: The law specifically requires the judges to consider public input before finally making an administrative decision of this kind. You can communicate your position to the judges by emailing email@example.com, by calling 467-6437, by writing c/o Court Administration, 100 N. State Street, Ukiah 95482, and by attending the public meeting they have scheduled on Thursday, November 29 at 5:30 P.M. at the Fort Bragg courthouse.
I know and respect each of our judges. They don’t want to make a bad decision. They need to hear what you have to say about how their decision is going to affect your lives and our coastal community before they decide this. So say it to them.
Jim Luther, Judge (Retired)
Mendocino County Superior Court
SAVE TEN MILE COURT
We need a local courthouse. If we lose the court on the coast now, we may never get it back. There is now a website set up for you to leave your comments, PLEASE DO.
Going over the hill to Ukiah for court hearings is a bad idea. Think of the gas costs, and a simple appearance could take up your whole day.
The meeting about it is on November 29, at 5:30pm at Fort Bragg Town Hall; show up if you can. In the meantime, go to this website and leave your comments so you can be on the record:
You actions are needed now!
FAIR PLAY FOR BOSCO
The immigrant chap who conducts the interviews with interesting people always asks their opinion of the AVA. A substantial number indicate they think the AVA is sailing pretty close to the wind.
It is predictable how the AVA would react to the sale of the Press Democrat. (Just as predictable as the Pope, Fidel and the Queen will have their morning bowel movements right on schedule.) It is no surprise that a negative comment was published, as usual. Nice going!
A benevolent approach would be to invite the Press Democrat investors to Boonville and lay out a program for the much-needed improvements long overdue. Tell them about the five “Ws” of journalism, cite this year's coverage of the election results. Two days after the election the Press Democrat had only reported about half of the federal and state election news that was available to them. Now it may be that the investors' only interest is making money and that the paper's dumbing down further than it already is will pay off for them. In this case the foregoing is a waste of time, of course. It wouldn't hurt the AVA to do a little missionary work in regard to the Press Democrat just as it has with the poor Audet girl. It could give you a couple of extra points you may need to get into heaven and join Henry Wallace and Herb Caen.
Before we forget the trivia department, you might want to remember the last words of HL Mencken, “If, after I depart this vale you ever remember me and have sought to please my ghost, forgive some sinner, and wink your eye at some homely girl.”
Each election season we are subjected to a lot of kvetching, pissing and moaning and whimpering concerning the initiative process. It's always the same old complaints: “The legislature should make the laws,” “All it takes is enough money to pay the signature gatherers to get an initiative on the ballot,” etc. etc., But never a solution offered to correct the problem.
Now don't expect members of the legislature to upset the status quo. Getting elected to the Assembly or Senate has benefits that last a lifetime, mainly financial, so they are not going to take a chance on supporting or opposing any law that might affect their chances of getting reelected. The less problems they have to deal with, the better.
The way to reform the initiative process is to use the old hangover remedy: the hair of the dog that bit him! We'll do it through the initiative process, suppose the legislature refuses to consider what the electorate deems an important situation that needs correcting.
Well then, ha ha Ha, just go out and get the required number of signatures. Pay $5 for each if necessary and present them to the sec-a-tarry of state for approval. The sec-a-tarry of state will send the document to the All Right Department of the Justice Department. The Chief Justice has a large black rubber stamp which reads all right. When the rubberstamp hits the document, copies are sent to the Senate and Assembly and they are obligated to rule on the initiative. A inshullah!
Trivia Interlude: Republicans used to call FDR “the champion of the hired help.”
Self-esteem: The secure feeling that, as yet, no one is suspicious. — HL Mencken.
What about the millions of dollars spent promoting and opposing initiatives? Since the public will no longer be voting on them, this money will be sent to the legislature instead. You will notice a delightfully intoxicating feeling when the members learn that the money will be split up among themselves. The money will be deposited in a row of dumpsters set up around and behind the Capitol building. Mike Sweeney who is in charge of the dumpsters neglected to put two dumpsters for each initiative so both the proponents and the opponents money is mixed together and who knows how much of each? Never mind. As a rule of thumb, never vote for a Republican. If they are worth voting for why are they running as Republicans? Case in point: John Pinches knows the Willits Bypass as planned is a foolish, dumb and stoopid idea, yet where was he when it came to using his influence to defeat it? He knows there is a much better location available because I told him. The people of Willits and vicinity will not be using it as there is no access. Only those shoppers from Hales Grove and Dos Rios who are in a big hurry to get to Wal-Mart will benefit. Caltrans? Fork they.
The last trivia question: What book by a US author is required to be in all high schools in South Africa? Answer: The Mosquito Coast (Source: Dark Star Safari, chapter 12, page 439.) As the book is about organic farming, you would think it should be required in all Mendocino County schools.
Yours in Christ,
SOME GREEN, PLEASE
Warm spiritual greetings,
Climate Play in Blog, Plus Important Chat
Please know that our three scene climate play is now in my blog, thanks to iconic Earth First!er Ron Huber (director of Penobscot Bay Watch in Portland, Maine). If you haven't visited recently, please go to http://craiglstehr.blogspot.com
Otherwise, Kyle & Tracey are back at the Fairfax Freedom Farm, and we are all committed to realizing a solid, unified group with a city and country base. We are going to take this up with groups in D.C., who may wish to expand into an intentional frontline community. Personally, I have no further use for amorphous flash mobs of anonymous tendencies, squatting and dumpstering. Excellent experience of course; everyone ought to do this, and if you haven't, you need to know how to live like that! However, I have nowhere to creatively go with that anymore. Speaking for myself, I want a more grounded spiritual group for creative work, and we will be even more effective. Trust me on this one.
If this is what you wish to be part of, feel free to be part of it and make the commitment. The climate clock is ticking, and Washington D.C. is way way way overdue for a mature intentional frontline community. For those who are not interested in this approach, our friendship remains unchanged, but we are going to be critical in different circles in the future.
You are welcome to make contact with the Fairfax Freedom Farm Writers' Group at this time. Please send emails to me, which I will share.
I am not remotely shy about asking that green energy be sent to us at: Fairfax Freedom Farm Writers' Group, 4913 Tydfil Ct., Fairfax, VA 22030-5410
Craig Louis Stehr
After reading today's Mendocino County Today on-line column, I realized I couldn't afford to continue to delay subscribing, for the AVA is one of the few bright lights of journalism left in this delusional, propaganda-besotted nation. In particular, the comments by Ed Watters and Lawrence Davidson about the massive injustices perpetrated by Israel in Gaza (and elsewhere), and by proxy, the US government, provide essential counterpoint — as well as moral fortitude — to the craven betrayals and sinister injustices perpetrated by American politicians.
Among the worst conspirators and collaborators in American war crimes and genocide in Gaza — in Iran (by virtue of murderous economic and political sanctions), earlier in Iraq, throughout Africa and much of Asia, and in this country through our class-sanctioned, racist system of gulags — are the three north coastal California-to-Washington delegates: Feinstein, Boxer, and Thompson.
None of these three beneficiaries of American corporate and military collusion with Israel to contort, distort, repress, terrorize, bludgeon, and exterminate the Arab world to fit the narrow American-Israeli imperialistic agenda speaks for me! In my estimation, all three, along with the majority of Congress, the Pentagon, and President Obama, have deliberately undertaken the commission of war crimes and violations of international (and American) law for the benefit of themselves and their AIPAC masters. With years of observation and consideration about how the American government conducts its business where it has no business, I have no reservation in asserting that allowing a foreign-based enterprise (whether the Israeli government or AIPAC —- for one is agent for the other) to hold such influence over the transmission of national affairs is an act of treason, and all responsible should be held accountable under existing law for abdicating their sworn duties to uphold the US Constitution, as well as for their support for and commission of mass murder. The Nazis, Pol Pot, the Turks -- none had anything on the US government when it comes to the liquidation of anyone and anything standing in the way of its imperialistic, capitalism-driven quest to annex the universe for profit.
Furthermore, the actions of the US and Israeli governments, by the very definitions promoted through their stranglehold on the UN Security Council, fulfill all the requirements and definitions for consideration of these governments and their agents as terrorist organizations. I don't know about other Americans, but I sure as hell don't intend to continue to pay my taxes to support terrorists!
Thank you, AVA, for letting some light shine where the corporate media casts nothing but shadows that conceal the ugly truth of American complicity in war and terrorism.
COAST PRESCHOOL NEEDS HOME
After 27 years' operating a preschool at the same location, Caspar Children’s Garden needs to move out of our aging buildings by June 30, 2013. Our mission is now in jeopardy — serving over 40 families that would have to find childcare elsewhere and the loss of many teaching jobs — if we don't find a suitable location in time.
Because our roots rest in our unique approach to education and the quality of our teachers, we know that these assets can be taken with us and new play spaces can be recreated elsewhere. At this critical time in our school's life, we're turning to the community for help in finding a new place.
We're looking from Fort Bragg to Mendocino for a suitably zoned home or usable building with min. 1200 sq. ft. of visually open space for indoor activities along with some extra rooms for office & storage and three bathrooms. Parking for about a dozen cars, safe access, and a fenced yard of approx. 3000 sq. ft. are also vital. If you know of a suitable space for rent or lease, please contact me or our director, Diana Taur, at 961-0239 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Skip Taube - 937-1437 or email@example.com
President, Board of Directors
Caspar Children’s Garden
ONE FINE MAGIC ACT
Connect the dots.
“What is a crime among the multitudes is only a vice among the few.” — sBenjamin Disraeli (mid 19th century)
“Class war? There's no class war. There was a class war. Your side lost.” — J.P. Morgan (early 20th century)
“It is as if mankind has divided itself between those who believe in human omnipotence and those for whom powerlessness has become the major experience of their lives.” Hannah Arendt (mid 20th century)
It will become increasingly clear, as the decay of civilization accelerates, that the enduring legacy of Barack Obama's first term will not be his kind gift to the insurance industry, (a craven scheme dreamed up in a right wing think tank, road tested by Governor Romney in Massachusetts, and then fine tuned by industry lobbyists to forestall any authentic national healthcare reform for at least a couple of generations) but rather the development by his administration of an executive prerogative, carefully crafted to pass on to all future successors to the office, to execute with legal immunity any individual, American citizen or otherwise, deemed by the President and his advisors (sans due process, of course) to present a threat or obstacle to the security and privileges of the ruling class.
Occupy that, Main Street.
Coal Creek Canyon, Colorado
STOP KILLING BONES
Bones Roadhouse employees are reeling after their beloved, fabulous, authentic, iconic, local money-generating bar-b-que restaurant was closed twice this weekend under a “keeper's levy” through the efforts of the owner of the Shoreline restaurant. This is the tenth time Bones was raided in the last few months. If this continues or escalates Bones won't survive to celebrate another New Years.
This is a shame, because in a town with extremely limited opportunities Bones Roadhouse employs over 25 local citizens, many of whom have families with small children whom they support by working there. The pirate crew at Bones is actually a dedicated group of employees working hard behind the scenes to ensure a high-quality and unique dining experience.
How about the Gualala Community itself? Let's face it; Bones is a destination restaurant. At Bones we see a countless number of smiling faces proclaiming Bones Roadhouse and its authentic Texas style wood pit bar-b-que as their reason for driving or riding to Gualala. This is good business for everyone in town.
Our counsel to the owner of the Shoreline is this: Stop the retaliation. Focus on your own business and get going with some good, unique food that people can afford and make your own destination restaurant. We would all be happier and healthier.