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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…

California Ballot Propositions, AVA Recommendations

BUDGET ASSUMPTIONS at all levels of government, at this point in the ongoing and clearly irreversible economic collapse, change from day to day as the bad fiscal news rolls in.…

Litter Bugs And Drunk Sailors

With minimal discussion at their meeting of Monday, April 20th, the Mendocino County Board of Supervisors approved nearly all proposed departmental fees, approved them at double, sometimes even triple their…

The Rest of John Sakowicz’s Résumé

In his swift climb up the Northern California financial media ladder, John Sakowicz didn’t just claim to have founded a multi-billion dollar offshore hedge fund. To hear Sakowicz tell it,…

The Truth About John Sakowicz

John Sakowicz’s columns for the North Bay Bohemian usually concluded with a bio, a sliver of personal history to add authority to hisarguments about the country’s economic crisis: “John Sakowicz…