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Posts published by “Malcolm Macdonald”

Coast Hospital, Round Three

Think it is time for some clarification. I have seen this posted on Facebook and heard it so many times I started to believe it…

Coast Hospital Crossroads

Recently we delved into the crossroads Mendocino Coast residents are in about the future of healthcare here in this relatively remote portion of Northern California.…

A New Fort Bragg Hospital?

The Mendocino Coast is facing a crossroads decision about healthcare. That decision will be greatly impacted by fiscal realities and the input of people who…

Flight 629: Explosion at the Drive-In

By and large, Americans have short memories. Few citizens could tell you why anyone should “Remember the Maine,” a propaganda-filled phrase that played out in…

Eminent Domain: Not Just for Playground Trains

The owners of the Skunk train using eminent domain powers may have opened eyes around the Mendocino Coast in ways heretofore unimagined. Let's review the…

The Cain Murder & Mr. Holmes

Last time we briefly touched on the wanton murders of Native Americans in the early days of Mendocino County, with no punishment rendered. In a…

The Murder of Cain

In 1859 Mendocino split off from Sonoma, forming a county of its own. In the first year of its existence marauding militias, like the one…

When Fort Bragg Had a Real Railroad

One hundred years ago you could get on the California Western Railroad in Fort Bragg at 8:15 in the morning and ride the train to…

NaphCare in the Spotlight

At the October 26 Mendocino County Board of Supervisors (BOS) meeting, the consent calendar contained an item to approve an extension of a contract with…

Drug Murder, 1944

Drug related murders come and go with frequency in Mendocino County. However, never was the term so true as in February, 1944.  The scene: Noon…

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