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The Endless Censoring Of Labor

Did you know about the Bush administration’s rot­ten treatment of the air traffic controllers whose work is essential to air safety? That controllers were forced to work long, fatiguing shifts…

‘I’m Outta My Water’

On October 6 the Board of Supervisors unani­mously approved the 200-unit housing development project south of Ukiah known as “Garden’s Gate.” Ironists traveling Ukiah's State Street north of Gar­den's Gate…

Speed Willy

I met Speed Willy at a commune that I lived in. He was a good guy, but he was a late-comer to our commune and wasn’t into the more spiritual…

California Was A Golden Dream

On the day I arrived in the Bay Area I got to Ber­keley just an hour or so too late to catch some films at Gilman presented by the multi-talented…

Open The Airway. Stop The Bleeding. Com­fort The Frightened.

Some years ago I was working out Clow Ridge and as usual had taken a couple of my kids along. On leaving the job my eight-year-old daughter Dandelion wanted to…

HumCo Supes To Set-up Police Review Board

Years in the making, the creation of a county advi­sory committee on police issues is moving forward but a Board of Supervisors vote on it was not unanimous. A provision…

Boggle’s The Mind

A residential treatment center opened up recently near Seattle for people addicted to computer games. The first patient entered treatment after playing the online game “World of Warcraft” for up…

Ukiah After Dark

With the annual exodus of university-bound young adults leaving Mendocino County for academic and party citadels across the nation, it would seem that many 20-something residents would be left with…

Food. Now.

After trundling around the mountain states for the better part of two weeks, I have some suggestions for what has come to be called the hospitality industry. In other words,…

HumCo Rowdy Over Health Care

Congressman Mike Thompson answered questions, dispelled myths and endured occasional outbursts in a town hall meeting on what is now the nation’s most debated issue — health care reform. In…

Deeper Into The Tunnel

As General Stan McChrystal plans his march on Washington to demand more troops in Afghanistan the antiwar movement lies on the sidewalk, as inert and forlorn as a homeless person…