July 4 Parade Cancelled

In light of the current State and County health orders, the Mendocino Coast Chamber of Commerce board of directors have decided to cancel the Mendocino 4th of July Parade. While this decision was a difficult one, we feel that it is important to be cautious and proactive in order to protect the health of our […]

Case Count Now 53

[Jun 17] Today Mendocino County Health Officer Dr. Noemi Doohan confirmed 6 new COVID-19 cases in the Ukiah Valley region.  Four of the 6 cases are teenagers. Eight of the new cases have been traced back to two end of school year/graduation related gatherings in Ukiah.  The new cases today brings Mendocino County’s case count […]

MCT: Thursday, June 18, 2020

Hot Interior;
Fiddlehead Fined;
53 Cases;
Help Bill;
Coast Inlet;
Skyhawk Update;
Wendling Mill;
No Parade;
Burn Ban;
Perv Loose;
Ambulance Down;
Bandit Rock;
Nameless CA;
Navarro Bridge;
Fort Anything;
Christo Columbo;
Ed Notes;
Downtown Ukiah;
Streetscape Comments;
Carlo Affinito;
Early MTA;
51% Guilty;
Yesterday’s Catch;
Trump Rally;
Elkhorn Hotel;
Managing Covid;
Covelo High;
Defund Everything;
Black Phoebe;
Virus Trending;
Controller Wanted;
Inside CHAZ;
Flying Cars;
Dispensary Looting;
Found Object

Letters (June 17, 2020)

Usually, I do not read Mr. Philbrick’s letters since he, like Donald Trump, inherited his business and his wealth. My experience is that people speaking from a position of privilege often speak from ignorance

Journal of the Plague Year (#13)

From the headlines: “Ailing Nations Push to Reopen, Accepting More Illness as the Price to Pay” “Despite Growth in Cases, Easily Distracted Washington Moves On” “Fed Chair Sees Years of Economic Woes” “Heaps of Complaints, but Police Resist Change” “Troops Shaken by Warlike Tactics in the Streets of Washington” “From the Boss: Sign a Waiver […]

Off the Record (June 17, 2020)

MOST OF TUESDAY’S BOARD of Supervisors meeting involved a lot of self-congratulation, some of it may even have been deserved. But if doing your well-paid job can be considered trophy-worthy, the meeting was for you. There was lots of detailed discussion of the what if variety prompted by the latest health officer’s order and the presence […]

Valley People (June 17, 2020)

LAST WEEK’S “Vineyard Fire” halfway between Boonville and Yorkville, burned 150 acres. No structures were damaged, injuries reported. Inmate crews did the mop-up. GRATEFUL ANDERSON VALLEY RESIDENTS expressed their appreciation to the Anderson Valley Volunteer Fire Department, Yorkville’s Anderson Valley Volunteer Fire Department and CalFire by posting signs and delivering thank you cards and Ghirardelli […]

Public Meetings during COVID-19

Back in May, when City staff started planning for the City’s first public City Council meeting, none of us expected the meeting to be centered on one of the most controversial issues to face the City in recent years: Discussing whether to place an item on the ballot in November asking the City voters if […]

Relaxing SIP

Most of us are grateful that the Shelter-In-Place requirements are beginning to relax and, perhaps even more importantly, that the process of relaxing the requirements is being conducted in a thoughtful and step wise fashion. There is no question in my mind that it has protected us from an onslaught of cases that would have […]

Philo Drive-In

Some great films are showing this weekend (June 19-20) at the first Anderson Valley Grange Fundraiser DRIVE-IN Movie Theater! Park your classic car, Prius, or whatever ya’got down at the Grange this Friday and/or Saturday night for some socially distanced family fun! Lot opens at 8pm, show starts at 9pm. Friday night’s show “Young Frankenstein”, […]

Gallery Books Reopens

Hello Friends of Gallery Bookshop (Mendocino), Big news: we’re (cautiously, carefully) welcoming readers back into the store, a few at a time. It’s lovely to open the space back up to book lovers, and we’d like our newsletter subscribers to be among the first. We’re taking reservations for 30-minute browsing sessions, and we’d love to […]

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