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Coast Hotel: What’s the Plan?

Coast Hotel: What’s the Plan?

I feel like Michael Corleone in The Godfather (Part III): “Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in.” For me, it's not the mob, but the…

Flunking the Civics Lesson

The Old Coast Hotel will not go gently into any Hospitality Center good night. Upwards of sixty people attended the Fort Bragg City Council meeting February 9th, on an evening…

Mental Health Facility, Not Homeless Shelter

Mental Health Facility, Not Homeless Shelter

After reading Troy King's offering in the first AVA of February, this writer feels compelled to respond to some of the points of misconception raised by Mr. King. The opening…

The Wellness Center, Pros & Cons

The Wellness Center, Pros & Cons

The approval of a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) for the purchase of the Old Coast Hotel as a centralized mental health services site as well as a location for…

Untasty Pudding

If you attend enough Council, Board, or Committee meetings and witness enough members of the public going off the deep end of this issue or that, then you might just…

Finding Orlando

Marking the beginning of a new year on January first is a foolish thing. January is a cold, wet month filled with gloomy skies. Check the obituary page, more people…

Fort Bragg’s Big Freakin’ Problem

Fort Bragg’s Big Freakin’ Problem

Back in late March of 2014 the Fort Bragg City Council held a hearing to consider a resolution authorizing an application for a $2 million community development block grant (CDBG)…

Stall and Delay Tactics

The December meeting of the Mendocino County Mental Health Board provided some good news, some old news, and evidence of delaying tactics within the county's bureaucracy. Perhaps the best news…

Inside Moves, Take 2

Inside Moves, Take 2

As many readers may know, last week I wrote about former Fort Bragg Police Chief Scott Mayberry having falsely accused a fellow Fort Bragg PD officer of leaking an official…

Inside Moves

Inside Moves

While he was chief of the Fort Bragg Police Department Scott Mayberry falsely accused one of his officers of leaking an official incident report. That's a serious charge. Any reader…

Biscuitry

“England and America are two countries divided by a common language,” George Bernard Shaw is alleged to have said. When it comes to treats, we Americans wonder what in the…

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