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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…

Drought Tips For Grape Growers

Drought Tips For Grape Growers

Local grape growers would have trouble finding a better spokesperson than Sean White, General Manager of the Russian River Flood Control District, an entity that controls the 8,000 acre-feet of…

Grapes: The Hog In The (Dry) Stream

Grapes: The Hog In The (Dry) Stream

You may have noticed that most of the newer vineyards going in these days are what can be called “wall-to-wall” vineyards. Every plantable patch of vineyard dirt has vines on…

Supes’ Belated Drought Declaration

Supes’ Belated Drought Declaration

At the Tuesday, January 7, 2014, meeting of the Mendocino County Board of Supervisors, John Pinches, newly seated as Board Chair, inserted a refreshing note of reality into an otherwise…

The Proud City Of Boonville…

The Proud City Of Boonville…

Last Thursday, the “ad hoc committee” recently convened by the Community Services District Board met to explore the possibility of city-style incorporation for the Anderson Valley. In a nutshell: It’s…

Confessions Of A Failed Computer Professor

Actually, I was not a computer professor but a junior college part-time computer instructor in the late 1980s at Evergreen Valley Community College in San Jose. I bought a Radio…

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