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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.…

Maintaining Philo’s 30mph

At last Wednesday night's Community Services District board meeting, Philo resident David Severn told the board about Caltrans plans to raise the speed limit in Philo. After discussing the background…

County News

Ward & County Reach Tentative Settlement For more than a year an ad hoc committee composed of former Supervisor Tom Woodhouse and current Supervisor Dan Hamburg allowed a dispute between…

County Trash Hauler Pushed To Brink

Willits Weekly reporter Mike A'Dair dug up some useful background concerning the ongoing dispute between County trash hauler Jerry Ward of Solid Waste of Willits (SWOW) and the County last…

Mendo’s Murky Pot Rule Enforcement

With Big Pharma (aka Big Dope) poised to move big time into Mendocino County, we decided to take a look back at last June’s report by Jane Futcher, writing in…

Joint Venture: When Wine & Pot Merge

Joint Venture: When Wine & Pot Merge

You’d have to be nearly blind, seriously drunk or very stoned to miss the connections. Earlier this month we noticed a Press Democrat article: “Sonoma County wineries ponder possibility of…

Blackbird Postponed Again

Last Wednesday night the Community Services District reviewed a draft of a letter to the Planning Department concerning Blackbird Farm’s proposal to increase their allowed occupancy from 36 to a…

More Edu-Bucks Down The E-Drain

More Edu-Bucks Down The E-Drain

We stopped complaining about computers in the classroom decades ago because the train left the station and the educrats drank the Kool-Aid (pardon the double cliché) and no rational arguments…

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