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Off the Record 1/6/2010

THIS POOR GUY, a walking advertisement for single payer health coverage, was booked into the Mendocino County Jail a few days ago for missing probation appointments, probably because he couldn't lift…

Off the Record 12/30/2009

BACK ON MONDAY the 14th of December, the Board of Supervisors, as expected, voted 5-0 to allow a quarry operation on Poonkinney Road, an area lying between Highway 101 and…

Off the Record 12/23/2009

THE COUNTRY may be sliding into permanent Depression, but Mendocino County’s judges, already more numerous in relation to the County’s sparse population than they are in any other county in…

Off the Record 12/9/2009

THIS GUY SAID to me the other day, “You know what the problem is with this county?” Limo Libs running everything? I guessed. “Nope,” he said, “it's our government bringing…

Off The Record 12/2/2009

TRAVEL ADVISORY: The Heeser bathrooms in downtown Mendocino have been closed. They proba­bly aren't dank enough, but whatever the reason the Heeser tombs been replaced by a coed Port-A-Potty which,…

Off the Record 11/25/2009

A COUPLE of phone calls to Fort Bragg officials were not returned, silent confirmation that an outside investigator based in Danville has been hired by Fort Bragg to evaluate the…

Off the Record 11/18/2009

AS STATE PARKS cut back access hours they're also closing many park restrooms as additional cost saving measures. I say privatize all public toilets! Of course the free enterpriser winning…

Off the Record 11/11/2009

KC MEADOWS EDITORIALIZED recently that “Although school administrators are no doubt clammed up behind the excuse of ‘pending litigation,’ we are waiting for county schools Superintendent Paul Tichinin and the…

Off the Record 10/28/2009

SANDOW BIRK illustrates our periodic literary excursions. I became interested in his work before I knew anything about him. I'd picked up a book of his paintings of the state…

Off the Record 10/21/2009

THE STEAMIEST SEX case ever in Mendocino County kicks off Thursday with a pre-trial conference in Ukiah. Already, Judge Behnke is keeping media out, although so far as we know…

Off the Record 9/9/2009

DURING DA MEREDITH LINTOTT'S appearance last week before the Board of Supervisors, Mrs. Lintott lamented both the increase in crime and her inability, because of funding shortages, to fight it.…