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Heads Roll at Free Speech Radio

Mendocino County's marijuana controversy got its best airing yet when free speech made a rare, hour-long appearance at the county's public radio station last Thursday…

The Mall Man’s Dreams For Ukiah

They can talk. They can do statistics. They're really good at charts and drawings. They're absolutely teriffic at green-speak. But what they're best at, they…

Inside The Hamburg Pot Bust

At a dramatic preliminary hearing for self-described marijuana activist Laura Hamburg last Thursday, retired Superior Court Judge James Luther threw out all the evidence the…

Martin Mileck’s Potter Valley Dump

As a public service, and as a guide to how Mendocino County and its haphazard media phlegmatically conspire to bamboozle the public let's deconstruct a…

Rusty Norvell, 1930-2008

The last time I saw Rusty was the Friday after the first big January storm. He hadn't had any electricity for several days. His place…

Personal Encounters With The Homeless

Three winters ago, the county of Mendocino put up a big tent next door to the Fort Bragg Police Department. The idea was to get the homeless out of the rain because the town's sole shelter, Hospitality House, was full up, and tends to stay full up, winter and summer, because it's the only one the length of Mendocino's very long coast.

Here Come the Smartmeters

Our PG&E bill came today, and not only has the cost of electricity jumped (up) since the recent outages of early January, but there was…

Sister

I'm tired and a bit depressed — sad news from friends, the world gone madder than usual — so I decide not to ride my…

The Crab Season

It's not the stuff you can see, they say, that will get you. It's the stuff you can't see. The November 7th spill of 58,000…

Will Mendo Ever Again Have Affordable Housing?

Back in 2004 the Ukiah office of Legal Services of Northern California (formerly Redwood Legal) sued Mendocino County because the County's "Housing Element," a state-mandated…

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