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Every Last Drop

Every Last Drop

The first meeting of the Board of the Ukiah Valley Basin Groundwater Sustainability Agency Board was Wednesday, May 10. This is a state-mandated “Joint Powers Agency” formed in response to…

Bud & Breakfast

Yes, marijuana inns furrowed the burdened brows of County leadership last week: “Mendocino County Board of Supervisors Cannabis Workshop, Tuesday, May 2, 2017.” Er, what’s a marijuana inn? It’s a…

What Happened To Mountain View Road?

What Happened To Mountain View Road?

When Williams Communications first proposed to bury miles of "wholesale" fiber optic cable under two of Mendo's rural County roads back in 2000, Governor Gray Davis's PUC over-ruled the state…

Deputy Massey Looks Back

(This is the final segment of our interview with Mendocino County’s only and probably last black deputy, Orell Massey.) AVA: What’s your experience with domestic violence cases and the current…

Deputy Massey Looks Back

AVA: What's your experience testifying in court? I gather that most deputies try to avoid it. It seems like sometimes the officer is on trial to prove that all the…

Deputy Massey Looks Back

AVA: How much prostitution have you encountered in your duties? Massey: I've only run across a few cases. I don't think it's that widespread. But there is some occurring in…

Deputy Massey Looks Back

I was born in Rock Hill, South Carolina. My parents signed for me to go into the military so I went in at a fairly young age. I stayed in…

Policing Mendocino County

In this interview, Deputy Orell Massey, Mendocino County’s first and only black deputy, looks back... Midnight Rambler Incident — I was on patrol one night and saw a car going…

Deputy Orell Massey On Mental Health

Deputy Orell Massey is Mendocino County’s first and, so far, only black patrol deputy. He has recently semi-retired, shifting from patrol to prisoner transportation. The tall, fit former Marine sat…

Philo: Speed Trap Or Death Trap?

Mr. Darren Hill, a Caltrans traffic engineer out of the Eureka 1 District office, opened the discussion of the downtown Philo speed limit at the Board of Supervisors meeting last…

Mendo’s Murky Pot Rules (Part 2)

We're still trying to figure out what Mendo’s new "medical" pot regulation really means for Mendocino County.…

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