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Who Killed Michael Peacock?

The Placer County Sheriff's department has been tight-lipped about the death of Michael Glen Pea­cock — the man who testified against the former chairman of the Mendocino County Republican Party,…

Spy Rock Memories

My first trip up Spy Rock Road must have been late in the summer of 1980. My brother-in-common-law had bought a place at the top of the ridge just below…

Art Center Board Stonewalls Critics

An overflow crowd packed the main gallery of the Mendocino Art Center for last Wednesday after­noon’s highly anticipated Board meeting. Board President Brandt Stickel said that each speaker would have…

Secure in San Francisco

Part of my daily exercise ritual, aside from watching TV and spying on the neighbors, is to hurl myself up and down a steep hill overlooking San Francisco Bay. The…

La Familia In Boonville?

The Mexican drug cartel La Familia went down last week, big time, with kingpins arrested in 19 states and 750 pounds of meth seized and Michoacan, the birthplace of most…

Why is Tim in jail?

Editor, My soon to be wife and I  find ourselves in an unfor­tunate situation due to Mendocino County detectives failure to perform their full duties as peace officers. My name…

Cox Case Settled — But Questions Remain

Deputy Jason Cox’s long anticipated sexual harass­ment lawsuit against the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office was dismissed late last week “with prejudice.” The terms of the suit’s settlement are as bizarre…

Highway Robbery In Comptche

Back in the days when the West was wilder, there was a way station on Orr Springs road three miles west of the junction of the Low Gap and Orr…

Sheriff’s Log, 10-21-09

10/1 9:52am Marijuana was discovered not far from the Yorkville Post Office. 10/1 7:56pm An unidentified man was talking to him­self on Ornbaun Road. 10/8 8:51am Marijuana was under cultivation…

The Chinks in the Superintendent’s Nig­gardly Education

It all started last March when Dennis Boaz, Ukiah teacher's rep, wrote to his union that Ukiah Unified had made only niggardly offers to teachers during union negotiations. Bryan Barrett,…

‘I’m Outta My Water’

On October 6 the Board of Supervisors unani­mously approved the 200-unit housing development project south of Ukiah known as “Garden’s Gate.” Ironists traveling Ukiah's State Street north of Gar­den's Gate…