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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 fire conditions are…

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 search the Webster's…

Supplementary Coast Hospital Board Meeting Notes

At the Hospital Board Meeting on February 9th when the Hospital Resource Council recommendations were discussed (see savethehospital.org), Hospital Board Chair Charlene McAllister noted in…

Ballard & the BobbleHeads Circle the Wagons

Last Wednesday (January 26), a group of local concerned citizens presented the results of an independent external audit of the hospital operations to the Mendocino…

Valley People (Jan 15, 2003)

A FUND to assist the two children left behind by Ramiro Balano has been established at the Ukiah branch of Washington Mutual Bank. Contributions should…

The Great Fort Bragg Witch Hunt

Isn’t it just like Lucifer to plunk his evil self down in a pretty little Mendocino County mill town of forested hillsides, ocean bluffs, and…

Holmes Ranch Pastoralists Duke It Out

Anderson Valley's neo-Thoreauvians, Holmes Ranch division, came down out of the hills for last Thursday’s Planning Commission meeting determined to stop two of their neighbors…

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.

Bully Boy Developer’s Fort Bragg Rampage

Last Thursday wasn’t the first time Dominic Affinito had physically attacked Dan Gjerde, the just-elected Fort Bragg City councilman. The blustery Fort Bragg developer laid…

Valley People (March 18, 1998)

THE UPSIDE of small town life: Saturday night, it having suddenly occurred to me at 7:25pm that I hadn’t bought a Lottery ticket for a…

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