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Tree Rustling, Fort Bragg Style

The day after escrow closed on the Fort Bragg property Wayne and Mason Cottrell bought out on Franklin Road, they logged the property next door. Mason Cottrell is a Fort…

Chiselers Smith & Colfax Denounce Grand Jury

The Grand Jury's careful documentation of travel reimbursement abuse by Supervisors Kendall Smith (Fort Bragg) and J. David Colfax (Boonville) brought angry denunciations from both Smith and Colfax last week.…

Grand Jury Accuses Supervisors Smith and Colfax of Intentional Misappropriation

After last year's Mendocino County Grand Jury reported that Supervisors Kendall Smith (Fort Bragg) and J. David Colfax (Boonville) had been overcharging the County for travel and hadn't paid the…

Heads Roll at Free Speech Radio

Mendocino County's marijuana controversy got its best airing yet when free speech made a rare, hour-long appearance at the county's public radio station last Thursday evening. But by Friday morning…

The Mall Man’s Dreams For Ukiah

They can talk. They can do statistics. They're really good at charts and drawings. They're absolutely teriffic at green-speak. But what they're best at, they say, is mythology. They say…

Inside The Hamburg Pot Bust

At a dramatic preliminary hearing for self-described marijuana activist Laura Hamburg last Thursday, retired Superior Court Judge James Luther threw out all the evidence the Sheriff's Department obtained during the…

Inside The Hamburg Pot Bust

At a dramatic preliminary hearing for self-described marijuana activist Laura Hamburg last Thursday, retired Superior Court Judge James Luther threw out all the evidence the Sheriff's Department obtained during the…

Martin Mileck’s Potter Valley Dump

As a public service, and as a guide to how Mendocino County and its haphazard media phlegmatically conspire to bamboozle the public let's deconstruct a recent story about Martin Mileck's…

Rusty Norvell, 1930-2008

The last time I saw Rusty was the Friday after the first big January storm. He hadn't had any electricity for several days. His place at The Woods, the oddly…

Personal Encounters With The Homeless

Three winters ago, the county of Mendocino put up a big tent next door to the Fort Bragg Police Department. The idea was to get the homeless out of the…

Here Come the Smartmeters

Our PG&E bill came today, and not only has the cost of electricity jumped (up) since the recent outages of early January, but there was a notification of PG&E filing…