The Sordid Side Of The Love Drug

The Emerald Triangle’s underground marijuana industry, with its backwoods setting and its code of silence, has given rise to widespread exploitation of women including numerous cases of violent sexual abuse. That’s the key takeaway from a months-long investigation from the Center for Investigative Reporting (CIR) published Thursday on the organization’s Reveal platform. In an 8,000-word […]

Why Was the AT&T Outage So Bad?

It’s been more than a month since vandals severed AT&T’s fiber optic line in a remote area south of Ukiah, sending untold tens of thousands of customers into an information blackout. (“Untold” because AT&T isn’t telling. A spokesman said hard numbers might encourage more vandalism.) The outage affected wireless and wireline service in Mendocino, Humboldt […]

Shelter Cove Culture Clash

On a steep coastal property in Shelter Cove lies a trail that descends several hundred feet from a tall bluff to the black sand beach below. The top of the bluff, which is accessible by car, offers a panoramic view of the majestic Lost Coast. From there the trail switchbacks down the bluff face and […]

Getting Ripped Off via Craigslist

In retrospect, the transaction was kind of strange. But then again, aren’t they usually a bit odd when they originate from Craigslist? It certainly wasn’t strange enough to tip me off that $160 of the $169 I’d just pocketed were fake, nothing more than high-quality photocopies (high enough for my dumb ass, anyway). I had […]