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Old Trees

Old Trees

The first 25-30 years of logging near the Mendocino Coast was accomplished by men with axes, chopping down huge old growth redwoods that stood very close to our coastal streams.…

The Little River Logging Fiasco

A couple of weeks back I went on a walk with some of the people who are opposed to the proposed logging plan on Mendocino County’s Little River Airport property.…

Uncle Leonard and Fat Man

Uncle Leonard and Fat Man

Whenever the first days of August arrive I think of Uncle Leonard. Actually, Leonard Roy Ward was my great uncle, Mother’s side. He was born at the dawn of the…

Chief Mayberry’s Resignation

Chief Mayberry’s Resignation

There were 70 or more supporters of Scott Mayberry in the audience August 11th when Mayor Dave Turner asked for a show of hands at the outset of the meeting…

August Adventures

August should be a month of adventure, entertainment and fun. For the last two, readers can’t do much better than the Mendocino Theatre Company’s production of The Graduate. If you’re…

Nuthin’ But Sunshine

Last week I described how the Albion River had gone dry at the confluence of its two main branches. Well, in the last few days I’ve walked west from the…

The Albion River Is Dead

The Albion River Is Dead

The Albion River is dry. That should be enough of an alarm for some people. Obviously, there is water at its mouth, but the river itself is not flowing. At…

The Battered Bastards of Baseball

Critics still argue about which book might qualify as the greatest American novel. Moby-Dick, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and numerous others have been put forth as candidates. The “just-the-facts-ma’am” answer…

Crime & Punishment In The Garden

The mouse sniffed its way through the dark. Rejecting the wild pea vines, it scurried past the oak barrels full of strawberry plants. Been there, snipped that, tucked away in…

Airbnb: Past, Present, Future

Airbnb: Past, Present, Future

City governments from San Francisco to Fort Bragg have figured out that Airbnb rentals are often subverting local business, zoning, and taxation laws and regulations.…

A Very Long Walk

We’re at that time between the Comptche Volunteer Fire Department’s Father’s Day picnic and the similar one put on by the Albion-Little River Fire Department. The Macdonald Ranch lies within…

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