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Will The Real Crazy Person Please Stand Up?

Will The Real Crazy Person Please Stand Up?

Rather than acting as “Supervisors” who oversee the actions of their subordinates, the Mendocino County Board of Supervisors prefers to insult the messenger, in this case the Mendocino County Grand…

Doug Losak: Master Of Evasion

Doug Losak: Master Of Evasion

What follows may seem tedious and perhaps difficult for readers to follow. Essentially, though, we think it confirms the smelly fact that the County of Mendocino, via a well-connected former…

Grape Growers Congratulate Each Other

Back in 2009 the Grape People realized they needed to do something to counter the relatively small amount of negative publicity they were getting, particularly around water use and fish…

Return Ukiah’s Homeless To Ukiah

Return Ukiah’s Homeless To Ukiah

At the July 8 meeting of the supervisors, Fort Bragg area Supervisor Dan Gjerde told his colleagues that the closure of the Buddy Eller homeless shelter in Ukiah last May…

Another Pointless Broadband Survey

As far back as the 1990s attempts have been made to improve internet access in rural areas. Since we are a rural area that could use high speed broadband, the…

We Want It All

Last week, a group of Mendo grape growers led by a Redwood Valley grape grower and PhD psychotherapist named Dr. Rudolph Light, announced that they would appeal the recent state…

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…

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