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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…

Fee Fie Foe Fees

Mendocino County is proposing a sweeping new series of dramatically increased user fees. The County thinks it can make a dent in next year's looming budget deficit, a shortfall estimated…

Should The Supes Get A Pay Raise?

Of course not. They got a huge raise less than two years ago. That one boosted their pay from $48,000 to $68,000 a year, three times the average private sector…

CEO Asks Supes To Give Themselves A Raise

The Mendocino County Board of Supervisors is about give opportunism a bad name. A couple of supervisors, Smith and Colfax, have already chipped away at opportunism's ever expanding chapters when…

What We Have Here Is…

Mr. James Houle, Concerned Citizen, began the meeting last week by asking the Board of Supervisors to reconsider Ordinance 4168, a 2006 stipulation making County CEO Tom Mitchell the County's…