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Hugh Scaramella: December 21, 1948 – July 5, 2014

The Republican convention of July 1952 was the first televised national convention. Although my younger brother Hugh was only four years old, he sat, transfixed, for all five days. Dwight…

Mendo Mental Health Is Nuts

What’s even more shady than the “appearance” of a conflict of interest solidly documented by the recent Grand Jury report on the County’s mental health privatization? The  ongoing conflict of…

Appearances Are Reality

Appearances Are Reality

Earlier this month, the Mendocino County Grand Jury  documented what they called “An Appearance of a Conflict of Interest in the adoption of the Mental Health Privatization contract.” “The 2013-2014…

Is Lack Of Frost Protection Water For Grapes An Emergency?

Is Lack Of Frost Protection Water For Grapes An Emergency?

To grape growers it certainly is. To the local politicians dependent on grape dollars and grape votes, it certainly is. But to everyone else, it’s either ho hum or outright…

Redwood Valley Going Dry

Redwood Valley has the most fragile water supply in Mendocino County. Because of its limited storage capacity, the Redwood Valley County Water District has been on a new-hookup moratorium since…

Trouble Sleeping? Here, Take A Re-Zone

Last week we reported the County’s difficulties in rezoning a minimum number of Ukiah area acres to satisfy a court-ordered settlement agreement with Legal Services of Northern California. Legal Services…

Anderson Valley Besieged

Anderson Valley Besieged

For the last week, between the hours of midnight and  sunrise, the spirit of every noise pollution law ever written has been  broken by the wine grape growers of the…

CANDIDATE LIST 2014

The County has posted a list of all candidates for the June 2014 elections as of the closing date last week: http://www.co.mendocino.ca.us/acr/pdf/CANDIDATE_LIST_Final_June_2014.pdf…

REPUBLICANS TO MEET IN FORT BRAGG

The Mendocino County Republican Central Committee will meet Saturday, March 22, 2014, 10:00 AM  – 12:00 Noon at the Moura Senior Housing, 400 South Street, Fort Bragg, CA 95437.  For…

REGISTER FOR 25TH MENDOCINO COAST WRITERS CONFERENCE

Celebrating its 25th anniversary of connecting writers to community, the Mendocino Coast Writers Conference opens registration March 15 for the three-day event, July 31-August 2, at the College of the…

Back To The Future

Once again, as in 2010, I’ve been approached about running against one-term incumbent Dan Hamburg for Fifth District Supervisor. Certainly somebody should run. And I would myself, under one basic…

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