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Off the Record (October 20, 2021)

RE THE BLACK BART BANDIT, Joan Vivaldo writes:  Today, Tuesday, 10/12/2021, was the long postponed Preliminary Examination (PX) of Douglas Stone at the Ukiah Courthouse.…

Valley People (October 20, 2021)

REBECCA BRENDLEN is retiring after nearly four decades as multi-tasking school secretary with Anderson Valley Unified. And she's still smiling. The exhausted cliche about school…

Meth & Molotovs

(MCSO Press Release by Sergeant J. Wells) On 10-10-2021 at about 10:50 PM the California Highway Patrol (CHP) requested an agency assist from the Mendocino…

Fire on Monte Bloyd Road

UPDATE: Forward progress stopped at around 6:30pm. Declared controlled at about 0.11 acres at around 8pm. Resources released except for mop-up. BETH SWEHLA REPORTING at…

County Notes (October 14, 2021)

On Tuesday the Supervisors scheduled a special “Workshop Presentation from the Sheriff's Office on the Annual Budget of the Sheriff-Coroner's Office.” The workshop was described…

113 Arson Fires in Ukiah — So Far

Investigators determined two-thirds of this year’s 168 blazes were intentionally set. So far this year, the Ukiah Valley Fire Authority has responded to 168 fires,…

Off the Record (October 13, 2021)

FORMER DEPUTY TRENT JAMES has, as we go to press, four YouTube-posted segments of his “Confessions of an ex-cop” series and promises more. Trent James…

Valley People (October 13, 2021)

COLIN WILSON of Yorkville, retired AV Fire Chief, writes: “We’ve been seeing a lot of PG&E contractors out here in the Yorkville area for a…

Booster Shot for Moderna, J&J Being Considered

Booster shots for COVID vaccines are again in the news.  This time for Moderna and Johnson & Johnson (J&J).  Both companies provided the FDA this…

6,536 Get PSPSed

PG&E shuts off power to more than 6,500 customers in Sonoma, Lake, Napa counties amid high fire danger by Matt Pera (courtesy pressdemocrat.com) Pacific Gas…

Don’t Mess with the Auditor

Item 5b on Tuesday Supervisors Agenda was: “Discussion and Possible Action Including Approval of Extra Help Appointment of Lloyd Weer to Fulfill Critically Needed Duties…

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