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Mendocino County Today: December 27, 2013

Mendocino County Today: December 27, 2013

WE HAVE LEARNED that our friend Dannie Martin has died. Many of you will remember Dannie from his column in the San Francisco Chronicle, the first by a prison inmate…

Johnny Pinches’ Last Act

Johnny Pinches has announced he will not run for another term as Third District Supervisor. Pinches, a Laytonville rancher, has always put the broader interests of Mendocino County ahead of…

Lenny Leum’s Dope Dossiers

Mike Biaggi runs Manchester Storage. Some people don’t pay to store their stuff, so Biaggi, after proper notice, auctioned off the contents of several abandoned storage units. On September 5th…

Mike Langley, A Euology

Mike and Patti Langley, and their daughter Beth, were my neighbors for 30 years. My daughter was often Beth’s baby sitter. And before Mike, Patty and Beth, Mike’s parents, Denver…

Case Closed

Accompanied by a DNA analyst from the state’s Department of Justice office in Eureka, Sheriff Tom Allman announced Tuesday that the 1988 rape and murder of Georgina Pacheco had been…

The Battle For Carrie Hamburg’s Remains

Sheriff Allman confirmed late Monday afternoon that an investigation by the Sheriff’s office is underway to determine if Carrie Hamburg, the late wife of 5th District supervisor Dan Hamburg, was…

Mendocino County Today: March 6, 2013

IN A BRIEF conversation with Supervisor Pinches on Monday, the Supervisor said the recent study confirming that predators are largely responsible for a reduction in the state’s deer herds, is…

Tomlin Out! Turmoil Roils The Valley

A 3-2 majority of Anderson Valley school trustees, meeting in closed session a week ago, had informally stated their intention not to renew the contract of Boonville high school principal,…

The Boonville-Jonestown Connection

A Thousand Lives — The Untold Story of Jonestown by Julia Scheeres isn’t what the mighty AVA would recommend as must reading, but for those of us who remain fascinated…

Presenting Madam Luke Breit

Still as crooked as a brokeback snake, Luke Breit, is again in the news. An occasional resident of Mendocino, and a former chief aide to then-assemblyman Dan Hauser, Breit was…

It’s Not 1955 Anymore

A senior female paused to look at the AVA shirts we were selling, reading out loud to herself, “Fanning the Flames of Discontent.” Then she asked, “What am I supposed…

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