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Hallowed Grounds: Fenway & Wrigley

During the first half of the twentieth century, Americans could count on death, taxes and the same sixteen teams in Major League Baseball. All sixteen teams huddled in the northeast…

‘Orange Sunshine’: The World’s Biggest LSD Conglomerate, from Kabul to…Cloverdale?

“Don't take the brown acid” was the famous warn­ing issued about a bad batch of LSD from the stage at the Woodstock Festival in 1969. But meanwhile, some shadowy but…

Willits, Weed & Craigslist…

Willits, Weed & Craigslist…

The three Santa Barbara guys recently busted for unloading clones on Craigslist--and for maintaining a grow house in Willits--are in good company. Medical company, of course.…

Me, The Pope & Aaron Vargas

Me, The Pope & Aaron Vargas

I don’t know if Aaron Vargas, the Fort Bragg man who was scheduled to go on trial this month for killing his longtime sexual abuser, is by baptism a Roman…

Tea Party Rage in Mendo?

Tea Party Rage in Mendo?

No--just an AVA fan, confessing their love in the bathroom stall of The Peg House. Courtesy Hank Sims, North Coast Journal.…

A Clarification on the Death of Jeanne Huckins

A Clarification on the Death of Jeanne Huckins

In a recent story I wrote about Jeanne Huckins--a Fort Bragg woman who was found dead in early January and whose death was recently ruled a suicide--I quoted, and paraphrased,…

T’was A Famous Victory

“Cleopatra's nose, had it been shorter, the whole face of the world would have been changed.” So wrote Pascal, remembering how Caesar and Mark Anthony, those mighty generals of the…

The Dreams of the Supervisors

Last Monday’s long-anticipated Budget Workshop began with 40-plus people wanting to tell the Board of Supervisors to spare certain services from the budget axe – the Willits library, the County…

Striped Bass Attack

Striped bass came under direct attack in early March when a Bakersfield Republican introduced legislation that would eliminate all striped bass regula­tions, protection and habitat improvement with the goal of…

$1200 Per Catch?

There are certain moments which will always stand out in the mind of Minnesota Twins fans. Where were you when the Twins made it to the World Series in 1987…

A Boy in Church: Alone With Father Tom

The photo — this one in the New York Times, above the fold — had an uncanny vintage look to it: there on the front page was a black-and-white photo­graph…