Letters (Oct. 3, 2018)

Recently, the Ukiah Daily Journal reported that the four-year old Ukiah Valley Sanitation District lawsuit vs. the City of Ukiah finally settled for $7.5 million. This sum is misleading. Why? Because the District previously received $9 million as a result of the lawsuit which means $16,000,000; and also because of changes arising out of a new operating agreement. The recovery for District over term of bond more than doubles that figure to $32 million.…

Letters (Sep. 26, 2018)

I was shocked and extremely disappointed to read that the California Coastal Commission is apparently going to pay the fines and legal costs for Steve Kinsey and the other convicted Coastal Commission members.…

Letters (Sep. 19, 2018)

When I moved to California from the East Coast almost 30 years ago, one of the first things I noticed was how trash-free the roads were. Now, I can’t drive a few yards without seeing trash along the side of the road. The Highway 101 exit to Highway 12 is an appalling local example.…

Letters (Sep. 12, 2018)

The County’s much discussed and often lamented housing crisis is largely caused by local government’s inability to adapt to changes that are going on in Mendocino County. The housing element, adopted by the Board of Supervisors in 2015, was intended to address the chronic shortages of affordable housing in the county and to provide a roadmap for how more housing could be built.…

Letters (Sep. 5, 2018)

Regretfully, I compose this letter of resignation from the operating room at Mendocino Coast District Hospital. My reasons are numerous and I know you may have heard most of what I am about to state. I am a traveling operating room registered nurse and I am wrong if I don't report my concerns.…

Letters (Aug. 29, 2018)

I stayed in a village of converted shipping containers for employees on the American Embassy compound in Afghanistan. Each container was a one-room bed/living room with a TV, a desk and an attached bathroom. Each had a window. Concrete walkways wound around them. While they all looked pretty much the same on the outside, some of the insides were elaborately decorated. Other containers served as offices. Surely a precedent for quick, cheap housing.…

Letters (Aug. 22, 2018)

Does anybody really know what socialism is? It's when the government takes over everything, it runs your lives. That's what the liberal, anti-American, pig sucking left-wingers want. They're all about converting our country to socialism. Unbelievable.…

Letters (Aug. 15, 2018)

Our local fires have raised many questions, including who ultimately pays for the damages caused and how are those damages measured. So far the debates I’ve read have pinpointed the potential payers or losers as PG&E ratepayers, taxpayers, utility shareholders, or the damaged property owners, if they are not fully insured. An important point in the equation is that when facilities owned by a utility (such as PG&E) are implicated in causing the damage, the utility is liable whether or not any fault on its part is involved.…

Letters (Aug. 8, 2018)

The effects of climate change are here now and by the year 2050 population is projected to be 10 billion and the food supply can only feed 6 billion - so we are looking at mass starvation over the the next 30 years with mass migrations, war and there will be rising sea levels with a good portion of land lost to flooding.…

Letters (Aug. 1, 2018)

Finally I’m good and sick of seeing Philbrick’s “open letters” to the editor as a permanent fixture in the AVA, your lassie-faire indulgence of the nasty old reactionary parrot becoming less and less defensible it seems to me.…

Letters (July 25, 2018)

My perception is that your paper is out of balance. Not withstanding the need to report on local politics, you print far too many letters and articles about crime and criminals. You have far too few articles about national issues, especially when these days the nation is going fascist in a hurry.…

Letters (July 18, 2018)

The Mendocino County Planning & Building Department is issuing a building permit for the construction of a 122 unit storage facility in the heart of “downtown” Redwood Valley.…