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Mexicans and Marijuana (December 24, 2003)

A recent Associated Press story by Don Thompson reports: “Mexican cartels have taken over much of California's marijuana farming, boosting both the potency of the…

Ten Years after NAFTA (December 24, 2003)

Just after midnight, the pitch-black New Year’s night suddenly came alive with darting shadows. The slap-slap of rubber boots against the slick pavement echoed throughout…

Dear Luisa (March 20, 2002)

In the Saturday edition of the Record-Bee there's a letter to the editor from Luisa Acosta, a Finley resident who shares her concerns about the…

Making Noise (March 20, 2002)

This morning, as I drove into Boonville for my cup of tea at Glad's, most of the vineyards had their sprinklers going full blast protecting…

One Stamp (April 3, 2002)

It was right around 2:56pm PST, and the Post Office closes — or, at any rate, bars new entrants — promptly at 3 on Saturdays.…

Tipping in America (March 20, 2002)

Tip-skimming has surfaced in Boston, and there can’t be a tipper in America who, on hearing the news, doesn’t exclaim, “The greedy bastards!” In a…

Carlotta Revisited (November 20, 1996)

I went to Carlotta, that little mill town in Humboldt County, on November 15. Exactly two months ago myself and 1032 others were arrested for…

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