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Posts published in March 2021

Mendocino County Today: Sunday, March 28, 2021

Warm Day | Jennifer Adrift | Pet Hulk | Troubled Torch | Job Interview | Beer Park | Pledge Leaders | Wendling Mill | PA Testing | Ever Stuck | Grand Jurors | Daisies | Cannabis Status | Water Crisis | Freedom Cafe | Coast Cinema | Tattoo Tuttle | Wildlife Management | Ed Notes | Smells Fear | Border Angels | Ketchup Bees | Archibald Yell | Choctaw Donation | Dream Gig | Yesterday's Catch | Large Trouble | Louisville Lunch | Nut Water | Gundemic | Hungry Lawyers | Petrolia Highway | Censorship Alternatives | Beyond Illusion | Republican Danger | Weaponized Hell

The Autobiography of Claud Cockburn

Claud Cockburn —father of Alexander, Andrew, and Patrick, three brilliant journalists— was the original model. In 1967 his three volumes of autobiography were consolidated and…

Dangerous Books (Jan. 14, 2004)

Forever, people in power have been afraid of fiction. Wild imaginings threaten to undermine the view of the world as unchangeable, the easy idea that…

Mendocino County Today: Saturday, March 27, 2021

High Pressure | 4 New Cases | Contagious Variants | Caspar Sunset | Donate | Burying Harrison | Pomo Rancheria | True BS | Patrol Presence | FB Rez | Possible Donor | Streetscape Update | Yesterday's Catch | Border Life | Intake Tower | Bostrodamus | Cash Only | Redwood Slice | Frosted Microchip | Sweet Ketchup | Killer Cartoons | Dry Times | Le Pew | Radioactive Gizmos | Larry McMurtry | New Sneakers | Coast Dems | Road Crossing | Climate Zoom | 1918 Masks | We Wait | Immigration Solution | New Birds | National Crime | Well Armed | Marco Radio | Money Overrated | Jury Duty | Republican Plan | Newsom Defenders | Car Regulation | Joe 24

The Floodgate Store

As I rambled along in my previous Floodgate stories articles, little vignettes would illuminate themselves in dusty corners of the cerebral warehouse where the larger…

Vietnam and Iraq: Fog of War (Jan. 14, 2004)

American leaders don’t easily learn lessons from the past. Before choosing war in Iraq, the Bush leadership might profitably have consulted former Secretary of Defense…

Mendocino County Today: Friday, March 26, 2021

North Winds | 3 New Cases | Variants Here | Mountain Lion | Yorkville Burgers | Munthers 1920 | Headstone Mysteries | Amerigun | CEO Malfeasance | Comptche Newmans | Flu Masks | Vaccine Eligibility | Armistice Parade | Commercial Cannabis | Test Questions | Ed Notes | Omg Wtf | Wildfire Assistance | Media Lift | Police Reports | Coast Poppies | Yesterday's Catch | Fort Seward | AR Ban | Assault Weapons | Unhoused People | Psychoactive Plants | Wild Strawberry | Cheap Labor | Fool Cruz | ORV Ban | Waterwheel | Quake Faults

Mendocino Outlaws, Part 5

On October 15, 1879, four gunmen ambushed a constable's posse in the woods east of Mendocino. Two civilian members of the posse were killed and…

Mendocino County Today: Thursday, March 25, 2021

Light Showers | 2 New Cases | Vaccine Supply | Smite Button | Unconscious Husband | John Harrison | Comptche Youth | Willits Library | Cape Mendocino | Highway Delays | Mashed Cats | Since 1980 | Cannabis Ordinance | Mindless Consumerism | Ed Notes | Sexual Abuse | Orr Springs Road | Mill Bend | Point Bonita | Albion THP | Calla Lilies | Trail-a-Thon | Yesterday's Catch | Mexican Border | Guernsey Milk | Dave Bollinger | Unfair System | Elgin Baylor | Firearmed | Sad Day | New Low | Tivoli 1880 | Federal Executions | Point Reyes | American Teacher | Reporter's Alert | Gun Nation

Leaving Boonville (April 1, 1998)

For Las Vegas, last Thursday, on United out of San Francisco International. I’ve never been there, but a good friend’s wedding gave me and the…

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