Adventists Prepare for Virus

As Covid-19 cases in San Francisco jump by the dozens each day — although nothing like the wrenching scenes from New York City — people in rural Mendocino County 120 miles north wait fearfully to see if the fragile local health care system can survive a Covid surge. Three hospitals serve Mendocino County. Adventist Health […]

Fort Bragg Faces the Virus

In some ways, Fort Bragg has seen this before. This scrappy former mill town of 7,000 perched on the edge of a continent, a few miles from the San Andreas fault, has seen its share of shocks — power outages, mill closures, tsunamis, economic apocalypse. But Fort Bragg is now chock full of senior citizens […]

The New Sheriff in Town (Part 2)

Opioids, fentanyl, heroin; a cannabis industry struggling to emerge from a still-powerful black market, fears and realities surrounding immigration; issues like homelessness and domestic violence where law enforcement officers are placed in the position of real-time social workers — these are some of the issues facing the Mendocino County Sheriff’s office as Matt Kendall started […]

The New Sheriff in Town

Soon after Matt Kendall moved up from Undersheriff to Sheriff on Dec. 30 last year, he made several visits to the Mendocino Coast. On Jan. 11, he showed up at the award ceremony for Ian Miller, a State Parks lifeguard who saved the lives of two people in the space of a month in the […]