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After Measure U

After Measure U

When I entered this world the Macdonald family had already been engaged in the dual activities of cattle ranching and sheep herding for decades. On the Great Plains, at the…

Be Wary, Wary, Wary

Be Wary, Wary, Wary

Last week I attended four public meetings in three days. It would have been three in one day if I hadn't taken time out to castrate a bull calf here…

Fishers Want It For Free

A close inspection of the May 3rd agenda for Mendocino County's Board of Supervisors shows this item in the Consent Calendar: “Denial of Claim from Mendocino Redwood Company, LLC for…

Wayne Allen Sinks Colusa Hospital

Wayne Allen Sinks Colusa Hospital

Mendocino Coast District Hospital (MCDH) projects an $835,000 budget deficit for the coming fiscal year. That was the bottom line of an April 26th informational gathering held just before the…

The Measure U Forum

The Measure U Forum

In Fort Bragg, California, where the name of its earliest entrepreneur, Alexander Macpherson, is misspelled on street signs, things often get screwed up. The April 22nd League of Women Voters…

The Scottish Play

On April 20, 1611 Shakespeare's Scottish play was first performed in London's Globe Theater. Of course, we are not referring to the lead character by name because of the curse…

What Are They Hiding?

Not many noticed, but part way into the March 31st Mendocino Coast Hospital (MCDH) Board of Directors meeting two members of that body's Finance Committee got up and left. One…

Coast Hospital Tax Maneuvers

Coast Hospital Tax Maneuvers

Health care, in general, is indeed a mess in this country, and yet there are doctors and nurses doing their level best all over the place. They just get re-wound…

Parcel Taxes & Legal Counsel

Bob Edwards, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Mendocino Coast District Hospital (MCDH) does not want the public to know what is discussed at standing committees of MCDH's Board…

Transparency Could Benefit MCHC

I went to the Mendocino Coast Hospitality Center (MCHC) Board of Directors meeting last Thursday, March 17. A belated Happy St. Patrick's Day to you all. The MCHC Board meeting…

Volunteer Model Failing

At the March 9th meeting of the Albion Littleriver Fire Protection District (ALRFPD) Board, first year Board member Alan Taeger said, “The Volunteer Fire Department model is failing.” The ALRFPD…

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