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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.…

Alone In All Places Alike

“Shall I never again ride over golden hills upon the back of first servant?” the woman whispered into the stillness, her mind whirling around memories…

History of the Emerald Cup, Part 2

Once, not long ago, looking behind the Emerald Triangle curtain were thousands of little gardens and mom and pop weed farms outdoors farmers digging in…

Bob ‘Chipmunk’ Glover

Last week’s story about Bob Glover’s participation in local politics incited me to go up to my attic archives and begin reading through the set…

Beatlesania

The Beatles. Peter Jackson’s “Get back,” the video documentary reliving the Fab Four’s live sessions during the making of their album “Let it be” --…

Our Times: Florida Fantasy

“What You Get” is a regular feature in the Times Sunday Business section that I always glance at but don’t always read. It runs on the bottom…

Graffiti & Other Ugly Art

It’s distressing and almost painful to see graffiti, big, bold and in your face, on downtown walls and simultaneously realize no one is capable of…

Tabatha Miller’s Parting Advice

When Tabatha Miller started as Fort Bragg’s city manager in March 2018, getting the city to stick to a consistently balanced budget and handle its…

Wynton Marsalis Comes Down to Earth

Wynton Marsalis is a one-man American Institution, a legally incorporated entity of vast reach, unflagging energy, and the rarest talents. He is Managing and Artistic…

The Leprechaun

I once had a roadside chat with a leprechaun in Ireland - even though I don’t really believe in such creatures and was not on…

The Pelosi House Appraisal

Dear Nancy:  2021 will soon gasp its last breath, providing you a timely opportunity to reflect on the year’s merciful conclusion and sketch out a…

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