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Mendocino County Today: March 19, 2012

Mendocino County Today: March 19, 2012

A STORY in Sunday's Chron asks, “How do you tell if someone is too stoned to drive? States that allow medical marijuana have grappled with determining impairment levels for years.…

Mendocino County Today: March 18, 2012

Mendocino County Today: March 18, 2012

JOHN HOTCHKISS WRITES: In the Mexican-American War (1846-48), 1000 Irish conscripts in General Taylor's army in Texas began to desert (because of gross discrimination),  and crossed the Rio Grand to…

Mendocino County Today: March 17, 2012

Mendocino County Today: March 17, 2012

SEAN WHITE, manager of the Russian River Flood Control and Water Conservation Improvement District, said Thursday, “We have put over 4,000 acre feet into storage just with this one storm.…

Mendocino County Today: March 16, 2012

Mendocino County Today: March 16, 2012

IN SOMEWHAT of a surprise, the Ukiah City Planning Commission unanimously refused to approve the proposed Walmart expansion plan Wednesday night, oddly combining complaints about inadequate landscaping with much more…

Mendocino County Today: March 15, 2012

Mendocino County Today: March 15, 2012

THE WILLITS BY-PASS. Is it really a go? Phil Dow, the local highway and biway guy, noted recently that the project no longer includes CMIA (corridor mobility improvement account) money,…

Mendocino County Today: March 14, 2012

Mendocino County Today: March 14, 2012

LEONARD CIRINO has died. Leonard, the well-known Albion poet, had suffered from cancer, and passed away two weeks ago in Springfield, Oregon where he'd lived for the past ten years.…

Mendocino County Today: March 13, 2012

Mendocino County Today: March 13, 2012

A LAYTONVILLE WOMAN was killed Monday morning when her car collided head-on with a semi-truck on Highway 101 about a mile north of Willits, the California Highway Patrol reported. The…

Mendocino County Today: March 12, 2012

Mendocino County Today: March 12, 2012

SATURDAY'S memorial services for Vern Piver saw a standing room crowd fill the Fort Bragg High School gym as family and friends remembered him. A vivid and much loved figure,…

Mendocino County Today: March 11, 2012

Mendocino County Today: March 11, 2012

ROSS LIBERTY of Ukiah owns and operates a successful manufacturing business making exhaust systems for recreational vehicles. Liberty announced last week that he intends to buy ten acres at the…

Mendocino County Today: March 10, 2012

Mendocino County Today: March 10, 2012

FRIDAY'S Santa Rosa Press Democrat reported that former Sonoma County Fifth District Supervisor Ernie Carpenter will run for his old job. Carpenter says he’s concerned about recent decisions by incumbent…

Mendocino County Today: March 9, 2012

Mendocino County Today: March 9, 2012

THE AVA RECENTLY requested that the DA's office give us access to the files on the Fort Bragg Fires of 1987. DA spokesman Mike Geniella replied that they are not…