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The Bad News Keeps on Coming

Last week we reported that this County's once thriving timber industry had collapsed. This week, we find that the County’s beleaguered hospitality business was struggling too. At the June 23rd…

Opposition to Marine Plan Expands

Government agencies throughout the North Coast are against a controversial plan to create marine reserves and the county’s Harbor, Recreation and Conservation District will try to unite the region’s opposition…

KZYX Circles the Wagons. Again.

Recently canned KZYX&Z reporter Christina Aanestad has the undying love of the station's membership, as represented by the dozens of ticked off supporters who corralled themselves into Monday night's excruciating…

The Man And The Mountain

Mount Tamalpais is Marin’s Mount Everest. Although only 2,574 feet high at its summit, it dominates the county; to get to or from West Marin from almost anywhere else, you…

Fishermen Urged To Accept MLPA Process

The implementers of the state’s controversial Marine Life Protection Act (MLPA) told a suspicious audience at Eureka’s Wharfinger Building that influence can be exerted through participation in a uniquely inclusive…

Ray Hall’s Revenge

Bad news for the supervisors. More and more people are tuning in to Jay Johnson's crucial on-line video service called UkiahValley.tv. The wired part of Mendocino County's population, and we…

What Else Was Jackson Going To Do For An Encore?

Though I was never a huge fan of the man or his music, there's no denying that Michael Jackson was prodigiously talented, and if I didn't enjoy his classic work…

War of the Colleges

On the Mendocino Coast even something as seemingly mundane as a Community College Interest Group can be hotbed of radicalism, dissent and controversy. For good or ill, an issue that…

Mental Health Meltdown

When cops were dispatched to a rural Redwood Valley address recently, they had little information about what to expect: All they knew was a man with a gun was standing…

Ballot Proposition Recommendations

A few years ago when our state budget problems became a little too spiny to sweep under the rug even when the television cameras weren't on, Governor Meatbag decided to…

$8 Mil Down & Growing, But Nothing To Report

Mendocino County is broke and getting broker by the day, but bankruptcy batted fifth last Tuesday. Agenda Item 5-b was called "Budget officer's report." There wasn't one. But there is…