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Posts published by “Jim Shields”

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…

Election Monkey Business

As I write this on Thursday night, little more than a week after the Nov. 3rd Election, events have transpired exactly as I predicted this…

Supes Ok Hemp Rule Despite Opposition

The Board of Supervisors approved a controversial Hemp Ordinance, discussed in some detail in this space two weeks ago, by a 3-to-2 vote at their…

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