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It’s 30˚ on the Mendocino Coast! Time for Mexican Chicken Soup.

It’s 30˚ on the Mendocino Coast! Time for Mexican Chicken Soup.

  It’s been unusually cold on the Mendocino Coast. It’s the kind of weather that shows on ashen lips and huddled bodies, a conversation starter that always ends with an exclamation…

Food news from another land: The Chinese garlic bubble

Food news from another land: The Chinese garlic bubble

This story, from NPR’s All Things Considered, about a Chinese “garlic bubble”  reads like a children’s tale: Peasants in China’s countryside fill their garages to overflowing with garlic. With swine…

The Spicy Hot Oil of the Gods

The Spicy Hot Oil of the Gods

  Sometimes I discover a new cooking technique—a little trick, long-established but new to me—and it feels like I’ve landed on a new continent, where colors are twice as brilliant…

Knee-Deep in Duck

Knee-Deep in Duck

Some impulse purchases are more gratifying than others. This Thanksgiving was to be a small get-together; for our expansive family, an unusually restrained event. As such, we decided to keep…

Potter Valley Pomos Buy Fort Bragg’s White Ranch

Here we go again. After sitting on the market for a year, the White Ranch property has sold. This time the buyer is not a predatory, out-of-town developer with his…

Fort Bragg Advocate-News: Not NewsHour

In its July 9 issue, the Fort Bragg Advocate-News ran an editorial that bravely confirmed what any thinking person already knew: Our local advertorial broadsheet—which is no more a newspaper…

Fort Bragg Advocate: Not the Newshour

In its July 9 issue, the Fort Bragg Advocate ran an editorial that bravely confirmed what any thinking person already knew: Our local advertorial broadsheet — which is no more…

KZYX Circles the Wagons. Again.

Recently canned KZYX&Z reporter Christina Aanestad has the undying love of the station’s membership, as represented by the dozens of ticked off supporters who corralled themselves into Monday night’s excruciating…

KZYX Circles the Wagons. Again.

Recently canned KZYX&Z reporter Christina Aanestad has the undying love of the station’s membership, as represented by the dozens of ticked off supporters who corralled themselves into Monday night’s excruciating…

War of the Colleges

On the Mendocino Coast even something as seemingly mundane as a Community College Interest Group can be hotbed of radicalism, dissent and controversy. For good or ill, an issue that…

To Kill a Predator, Part II

At the end of June, Aaron Vargas will stand trial for a crime that would normally be seen as inexcusable: He is accused of driving to Darrell McNeill’s trailer home…

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