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Notes On The Week That Was (Sep. 19, 2001)

USEFUL background reading: "Among the Believers" by the novelist V.S. Naipaul, an account of Naipaul's 1979 trip through the Islamic countries of Malaysia, Indonesia, Iran,…

Off the Record (September 15, 2021)

FROM THE SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT a week ago Monday morning: “Evers was last known to be running toward the Salmon Creek drainage North to Northeast of…

Off the Record (September 8, 2021)

DUAL REALITIES or the onset of schizophrenia? Half the country assumes Biden is out of it, a half-step from ga-ga. The other half, as represented…

Off the Record (September 1, 2021)

MEMORIES OF JACK HIRSCHMAN I am a veteran writer and activist. Last Sunday, 8-22-21 I was delivering copies of my book I Work the Tenderloin…

Off the Record (August 25, 2021)

RICHARD HARGREAVES died last Thursday morning in Redding. Old timers around the county will remember this modest, shy man as a union business agent for…

Off the Record (August 18, 2021)

JAMES MARMON alerted us on Tuesday of last week that a suit had been filed in the Mendocino County Superior Court alleging that county law…

Off the Record (August 11, 2021)

THE HORRIFIC Dixie Fire continues to wreak havoc in Northern California, becoming Sunday the second largest blaze in the state’s history at nearly 500,000 acres.…

Off the Record (August 4, 2021)

OLD FRIENDS DIE and with them go whole universes of shared experience. My oldest friend died last week. We met in 1945, Rich Johnson and…

Off the Record (July 28, 2021)

FORMER SUPERVISOR John Pinches told us recently that if the County was serious about doing something about water problems, they could run a smallish pipe…

Off the Record (July 21, 2021)

FAKE NEWS from the Daily Mail: “Democratic socialist voices including Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York remain silent on the…

Off the Record (July 14, 2021)

PAUL McCARTHY MEMORIAL It will be at the Casper Community center, July 18th, 12pm.  "Please come to honor our friend and community leader, Paul McCarthy…

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