Sea Rise Planning Sparks Climate Change Debate

A Humbolt County staff report states that sea level rise is “a significant threat to every aspect of life on the North Coast” but opinions on how to react to it are divided.  Based on a “vulnerability assessment” by hydrologist Aldaron Laird, a staff report prepared for the county’s Planning Commission describes inundation risks in […]

“The Curse of the Ad Hoc”

When Ron Edwards described Mendo County’s cockamamie marijuana policy problems as the “Curse of the Ad Hoc” at the Supes’ Special Cannabis meeting last Thursday, Edwards’ frustration was obvious.

Off the Record (Nov. 28, 2018)

ROBERT MARBUT is famous among municipalities large and small for evaluating their homeless populations and prescribing specific steps to get people housed. Mendocino County hired Marbut to investigate Mendo homeless strategies. Back on March 15th, Marbut duly reported back to the Supervisors when he presented 28 recommendations, and 15 practical, immediate steps Mendo could immediately […]

No Good Deed Goes Unpunished

Late October in Covelo the weather was so pleasant you could almost call it Indian Summerish, but a prolonged dry spell and dangerously low humidity had lent a certain foreboding to the town’s small population as fires broke out all over inland NorCal. Anyway, in this little town, the weather was nice, and it was […]

Incorrigible: A Memoir by Dannie Martin

When I left prison, back in early May of this year, I never looked back. Literally, not turning around to give that misbegotten hellhole one more second of my attention, and figuratively, casting the memories from my consciousness and striving to make the very concept an unrelatable abstraction with which I am passing familiar but […]

Letters (Nov. 28, 2018)

With PG&E facing lawsuits and possible bankruptcy for its handling of a vital public service, the timing is perfect for the public to take it over.

The state of California — we taxpayers — should buy it and run it as the not-for-profit service it must be, and for the sake of and in commemoration of the towns, cities and loved ones who have been destroyed by PG&E’s focus on profits over safety.

Mendocino County Today: Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018

Fatal Crash;
Fire Insurance;
Suspicious Death;
Bridge Closures;
Navarro Watershed;
Little Dog;
B Meeting;
Ed Notes;
Shelter Placement;
Milky Way;
Fish Ladders;
Turkey Tell-all;
Cannabis Hour;
Yesterday’s Catch;
Sea Rise;
Dangerous Mob;
Fat Man;
Manchester Fair;
Snow Tables;
Gloriana Shows;
Mushroom Events;
Found Object

Mendocino County Today: Monday, Nov. 26, 2018

Wet Week;
Double Fatality;
Border Skirmish;
PG&E Bailout;
Burn Permits;
Fire Readiness;
Rufe Persful;
Stehr Fix;
Ukiah Laureate;
Ed Desk;
Little Dog;
Pygmy Plants;
Yesterday’s Catch;
Public Utility;
Mental Illness;
Homeless Homesteads;
Eating Poison;
WaterFix Questioned;
The Heart;
Crafts Fair;
Giants Boycott;
California Fires;
Assange Journalism;
Prison Reading;
Shout Outs;
Found Object

Art Gifts

[Dec] For the month of December the Artist’s Collective in Elk will hold its annual Christmas Gift Show.  We will be featuring less expensive, hand made arts and crafts, appropriate for Christmas gifts. We also have cards and ornaments. Come enjoy food, drink and art, and meet some of our artists. The Artists’ Collective in […]

Mendocino County Today: Sunday, Nov. 25, 2018

Oral History;
Little Dog;
Sunny Days;
Smoke Taint;
Fire Update;
Budget Optimism;
Retech Move;
Ed Desk;
Yesterday’s Catch;
Protect SNAP;
Climate Change;
Drop Dead;
Artist Presentation;
Civics Class;
Poor Health;
Enviros Bad;
Tornillo Internment;
Pathological Consumption;
Marco Radio;
Found Object

Mendocino County Today: Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018

Drilling Operations;
Thanksgiving Rain;
River Rise;
Observing Nature;
Pancake Breakfast;
Little Dog;
Whine Subsidies;
Police Reports;
Unchecked Pollution;
Outsourcing Coders;
Walking Stick;
Yesterday’s Catch;
Radioactive Site;
Holiday Undoings;
Dollar Resistance;
Excess Coal;
Church Tax;
Working Poor;
Marco Radio;
Found Object