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Posts published by “Jim Shields”

Judge Mulling More PG&E Blackouts

Without any advance warning or notice to anybody, including public safety agencies, Pacific Gas & Electric Company switched off North County power around 4 a.m.…

Stranger Mendo Things

Strange doings down in the County Seat recently. Let me amend that lead. Stranger doings than usual down in the County Seat recently. While we…

Laytonville Council To Supes: 10% Pot Rule Bad

As discussed here last week, County officials have now decided to expand pot cultivation effectively removing all caps on pot and open up rangeland to…

County Welcomes Trojan Horse

Last week, we discussed that the Board of Supervisors in October gave the provisional go-ahead to expand pot cultivation in Mendocino County despite opposition from…

Too Much About Nothing

At Tuesday’s Board of Supervisors meeting, there were numerous demands from some misinformed members of the public (via Zoom) for Sheriff Kendall to apologize for…

Supes OK Bigger PigNic (Jan. 22, 1997)

With 3rd District Supervisor John Pinches walking point and clearing the political minefield, the Mendocino County Board of Supervisors approved an expanded venue for the…

A Glimpse at Hell On Earth

While Mendocino County is experiencing a pandemic surge, it’s nowhere close to the dire circumstances in other parts of the state. So let’s take a…

The Deadly Cost of Misbehavior

The California Dept. of Public Health (CDPH) now warns that “disastrous consequences” will occur without a change in how we celebrate the winter holidays, and…

The Transition and the Pandemic

On Monday, Dec. 14, President-elect Joe Biden addressed the nation after the Electoral College officially rubber-stamped his win over President Donald Trump and proved he’s…

Not Doing Your Job

As we near the end of this woefully dismal year, it’s informative to look at the departure of two Departmental heads who decided to call…

Lockdown, Drought & The Election

You could see this coming a million miles away. Governor Gavin Newsom has by now established a pattern of telegraphing his next, immediate move. A…

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