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Stuart Bewley’s Outlaw Grows

Stuart Bewley’s Outlaw Grows

Chris Brennan first learned about the proliferation of marijuana cultivation sites on Stuart Bewley's 14,000-acre Adanac Ranch this past July when he fielded a phone call from then-Third District Supervisor…

Stuart Bewley’s Cannabis Grows (Part One)

Stuart Bewley’s Cannabis Grows (Part One)

As with so many of Mendocino County-based backwoods cannabis proprietors, Stuart Bewley's journey to the rugged hills and gullies of Bell Springs and west Laytonville began during the 1970s. In…

Floodwaters Still Rise

Floodwaters Still Rise

Every year, for more than two decades, the Elk River in Humboldt County has risen out of its banks following rainstorms of even moderate intensity, vomiting torrents of mud and…

That Old Maxxam Band Again

That Old Maxxam Band Again

First came the “Dogwood” plan: a 320-acre timber harvest plan (THP) filed by Gualala Redwoods Timber (GRT) in 2015. It involves tractor-logging hundreds of stately second-growth redwoods that line the…

Local Impacts of Standing Rock

Local Impacts of Standing Rock

On Sunday, November 6, in Redwood Valley, several hundred people gathered to listen to activists report back from Standing Rock where they had stood in solidarity with Native American Tribes,…

On the Barricades at Standing Rock

On the Barricades at Standing Rock

North Dakota police officers wounded more than 150 people with concussion grenades and rubber bullets, and drenched hundreds more with high-powered hoses amid freezing temperatures, as part of a demonstration…

Willits Bypass Opens

Willits Bypass Opens

A parade of classic cars led the way last Thursday afternoon, November 4th, as CalTrans celebrated Opening Day of the Willits Bypass. A bulletin relased by Big Orange's legendary propaganda…

The Bay Area’s Money Pipeline to Dakota Access

The Bay Area’s Money Pipeline to Dakota Access

Mill Valley's Shelterpoint Business Park occupies a narrow strip of asphalt between Richardson Bay and Highway 101, roughly five miles north of the Golden Gate Bridge. In the back of…

Mendo Support Caravan Heads to Oil Pipeline Stand-Off

Mendo Support Caravan Heads to Oil Pipeline Stand-Off

While Sierra Rose Alexander was growing up on the Northern Cheyenne reservation in southeastern Montana, several influential members of the tribe were keen on leasing reservation land to Arch Coal…

Mendo Protests The Fisher Family

On August 18th, about 30 Mendocino County residents came by van and bus to San Francisco to rally outside the office tower headquarters of Sansome Partners, the investment firm that…

North Coast Timber Conflict Flares Up—Again

North Coast Timber Conflict Flares Up—Again

In June, Mendocino County voters resoundingly passed Measure V, which declares intentionally killing and leaving standing dead trees a public nuisance under certain circumstances. The measure received 62% of the…

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