Save Class K

The Mendocino Board of Supervisors is looking to change our Class K Building Ordinance and require all manner of new building materials and techniques, despite the high cost, and despite the fact that California building regulations still offers amended options for owner-built rural dwellings. With the aim of preserving affordable housing options in our county, […]

Caspar’s Tale

“The heartbeat of Caspar has stopped,” a grand­mother grieved, when the Caspar Lumber Company mill closed down. But the 1955 report of Caspar’s death was premature. Caspar’s heart lay not in its mill but in its community, a long dormant force that flamed back to potent vitality when sparked by a real estate crisis in 1997.