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Hospitality House’s Last Chance?

Hospitality House’s Last Chance?

After a four hour public hearing on October 3rd, the Fort Bragg City Council voted to deny an appeal of a Planning Commission decision regarding Hospitality House, the controversial non-profit…

Search for Hollow Earth

Search for Hollow Earth

“I declare the earth is hollow, and habitable within; containing a number of solid concentrick spheres, one within the other, and that it is open at the poles 12 or…

Vigilante Justice

In the autumn of 1867 members of the Frost and Coates families engaged in a gun battle on the streets of Little Lake that would make the shootout at Tombstone's…

Who Is Afraid Of Virginia Woolf?

Edward Albee died a year ago. He was born 88 years before in Virginia to Louise Harvey who gave him his first name. His father's identity remains a mystery; presumably…

A City Divided

Meg Courtney appears to be rather poor at keeping a secret. In early August Ms. Courtney somehow got hold of information from a closed session meeting of Fort Bragg's City…

An Isolated Incident

An Isolated Incident

During the evening of August 14th a twenty year old woman named Morgan Franklin, from Big Bear, CA, appeared at the emergency room (ER) of Mendocino Coast Hospital (MCDH), apparently…

Screws Tightened on Hospitality House

At the conclusion of a five hour Fort Bragg Planning Commission meeting on August 23rd, the City's planning commissioners voted 3-2 in favor of a resolution that placed eighteen special…

Coast Hospital Ignores Complaints

Coast Hospital Ignores Complaints

Here's your headline: With a lone exception, the Mendocino Coast District Hospital Board of Directors has decided to ignore a growing list of seemingly valid complaints from a number of…

Manfully Hanged

The history of Mendocino is dotted here and there with mortal crimes. In the broadest sense, the early years following the California Gold Rush filled the calendar with mass murder…

Coast Hospital: Code Red (Ink)

According to a long time employee of Mendocino Coast District Hospital (MCDH), the President of that institution's Board of Directors, Steve Lund, attempted to harass and intimidate the employee during…

Coast Hospital: Unresponsive

Coast Hospital: Unresponsive

The electronic medical records of Mendocino Coast District Hospital (MCDH) were the subject of a computer cyber attack in June. Apparently the hospital's administrative leadership has made little or no…

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