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Off the Record 1/13/2010

MENDO PEOPLE close to the dope trade say “dimes were dropped” in the Schlosser case, probably lots of them. Ukiah resident Deborah Schlosser, 56, wife…

Speaking of Legalization…

Tom Ammiano's pot bill, which would legalize and tax marijuana in California, finally made some headway in Sacramento yesterday--not much, mind you, but enough that…

From the Blogs: The Revenge of Glenn Sunkett

Glenn Sunkett, the Oakland guy convicted last summer of orchestrating a brutal home invasion at a grow just north of Fort Bragg,  apparently got the Ukiah…

Groveling For Dollars

Look at those Costco executives grinning ear-to-ear. They’ve got the city of Ukiah and Mendocino County engaged in a bidding war for the location of…

The new, old Fort Bragg Bakery

I wrote a sweet little piece of fluff on Fort Bragg's new artisanal bakery and its hulking wood-burning brick oven. Normally, I'm not one for…

Legalize It!

While Mendo's pro- and anti-pot legions tussle over the particulars of the county's economic engine, a pro-legalization movement--and lobby--more potent than ever has sprouted across…

Something’s Rotten On Our Beach

A day may come when ordinary people — who earnestly care about nature — will come to realize that we’ve lost control of our shoreline.…

The Pynchon I Knew

Manhattan Beach in Los Angeles County is part of the so-called South Bay, south of Santa Monica. It was mostly populated by middle-class white people…

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