The Bad Neighbor

Rich Pyorre is hardly the picture of toughness. He's 61, with a round, gently lined face and pale blue eyes the exact…

Dope, Money & Fire

An emergency page-out came in from the Howard Forest Dispatch center for an escaped controlled burn Thursday night at about 9:40. Though…

Mammoth Buys Local™

If you have ever used the adjective "local" to describe a product that you were offering for sale, you will have to…

Who Burned Fort Bragg & Why (Part 4)

Superior Janitorial's distinctive red van was a familiar sight in late night Fort Bragg. Peter Durigan, Superior's owner, went to work about midnight with his wife Irene, formerly Irene Specie. The two Durigans were assisted by a series of young people who helped the couple sweep, mop, scrub, and tidy up businesses as various as several restaurants and bars, both branches of the Savings Bank of Mendocino in Mendocino and Fort Bragg, and even the Pacific Bell Telephone facility in downtown Fort Bragg.…