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Posts published in September 2021

Last Of The Mendocino Outlaws

Samuel Carr, who turned state’s evidence against his fellow Mendocino Outlaws, served two years in the state penitentiary then gained his release in May, 1882.…

Kelp Forests Surging Back

An unexpected darkness has recently fallen over the seafloor of the Northern California coast – the shadows cast by bull kelp. The giant marine alga…

Mendocino County Today: Sunday, Sept. 26, 2021

Front Approaching | KZYX Ukiah | Coast Respite | Canine Adoption | Cost Overrun | Harvest Party | Mendo-Lake Audiology | Agnes McNabb | Ed Notes | 12th Strike | Yesterday's Catch | Cannabis Curiosities | Courthouse Square | Fatland Tour | Frankentea | Not Legal | Avoid Chains | Beach Returned | Millworker Housing | PlumpJack March | 1935 Lawmen | Drummer Boy | Senate Sponsors | Coast Dems | Just Wash | Moderate Alarm | Cold Coffee | Afghanistan Verdict | Resist Ignorance

At the Doctor’s Office

My friend drove me up to the doctor in Eureka in the pickup I lent him while his car was being repaired. I had been…

Evangelical Intellectuals

There’s a new John Mitchell in town. Like Nixon’s attorney general, the lawyer who wrote the Texas anti-abortion bill that took effect Sept. 1 and…

The Zenis & The Finocchios

One of my longtime favorite friends is Len Finocchio, who besides being a bigshot health expert with a doctorate in public health is a former…

FDA Approves Pfizer Booster Shot

On September 22nd, the FDA approved the use of a booster shot for the Pfizer COVID vaccine for certain select people who qualify (see below). …

Mendocino County Today: Saturday, Sept. 25, 2021

Cooling Trend | 6 More Deaths | Homeless Struggle | Eel Reconnect | Car Fire | Rock House | Understand Populism | Moderation Wisdom | 1911 Portrait | Candidate Training | Noyo Harbor | Dope Market | Scott Dam | FERC Ruling | Fish Hatchery | Boomer Lament | Vaccine Incoming | Hopkins Assistance | We Accept | Redistricting Agenda | Color Guard | Code Enforcement | Yesterday's Catch | PA Hardware | Remember Them | Klimt Eastwood | Musical Duo | PA Agenda | Fantasy Roundup | Interesting Developments | Ottoman Empire | German Election | 1937 Cadillac | Most Censored | Bike Jump | Past Month | So Morbid | Somebody's Lying

From Clowns to Donuts to Cicero & Back Again

Healthcare is not usually funny. However, there are eighty-seven certified clowns working in hospitals across the Czech Republic. Once in awhile you get an idea…

Sold My Surfboard, Bought A Hound Dog

Twenty or so years ago those of my generation began reviewing their pensions and plotting their retirements.  Anywhere from San Diego to Vermont would do,…

An Ashen Voiced Anthem

One has come to accept, even perversely enjoy, the full foolish fury of America’s National Anthem as patriotic prelude to the country’s most brutal sports.…

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