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Build it and they will come…

Build it and they will come…

The state’s nearly $120 million plan to build a new Mendocino County Courthouse is shaping up to be the single biggest  investment ever in Ukiah’s downtown. It presents an opportunity…

From the Blogs: Supervisor Colfax: Shut the Hell Up!

David Colfax's penchant for substance-free tirades is unsurpassed among Mendo Supes.…

Off the Record 12/16/2009

DR. RICHARD MILLER, MA, PhD and New Age audio avatar, may also be a literal carpet bagger. The doc seems to have bagged a valuable carpet belonging not to him…

Lethal Lives

More and more inmates are trying to complain directly to the judges about conditions at the Mendocino County Jail. The judges tell the prisoners to go through prescribed channels, to…

Dark Times For Mendo Timber

In the beginning there was Union Lumber, which begat Georgia-Pacific and Boise-Cascade, which begat Louisiana-Pacific and Masonite and Jackson State Forest, and Georgia-Pacific begat Hawthorne Timber (aka the Washington State…

Valley People 12/16/2009

 THOSE FETCHING little woolen dolls at the Knitted Brow in downtown Boonville are the creation of a young Polish artist named Katrin Laskowski who was born in Lodz where she…

From the AVA Archives: Why is Billy Mayfield Still in Jail?

Because Jerry Brown, State Attorney General, is keeping him there. Billy Mayfield should have been out in 2002 when he'd completed his 17-year sentence for second degree murder, not only…

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…

How Much is Enough?

Editor, I left Mule Creek State Prison only to be transferred to another one of the state’s many prisons that they have built from one end of California to the…

‘Murder Is Messy’

“Murder is messy,” Judge Ron Brown commented, more to himself it seemed than to the courtroom as defense attorney Katharine Elliott tried to keep a jury from seeing the death photos…

Tim Lincecum’s Pot Bust: Stigma Strikes Out

Only in the San Francisco Bay Area did the story cross over from the sports pages to the news pages: on October 30, Tim Lincecum, the Giants' ace right hander,…