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Coast Hospital: Code Red (Ink)

According to a long time employee of Mendocino Coast District Hospital (MCDH), the President of that institution's Board of Directors, Steve Lund, attempted to harass and intimidate the employee during…

The Hitchhiker’s Worst Nightmare

The Hitchhiker’s Worst Nightmare

Last week a Utah man, presently an inmate in Oregon, was brought to the Ukiah courthouse for a preliminary hearing on charges that he essentially tried to kill three hitchhikers…

Off the Record (Aug. 2, 2017)

Off the Record (Aug. 2, 2017)

THE SPANISH LANGUAGE INTERPRETER for the Superior Court in Ukiah went on strike this morning, Monday, July 31st, citing long-standing discriminatory labor practices. The strike was part of a statewide…

Off the Record (July 26, 2017)

Off the Record (July 26, 2017)

IF MENDOCINO COUNTY got cut off from the rest of Trumplandia tomorrow, our survival chances would be pretty good, what with our numerous small farms, our plethora of citizens with…

Coast Hospital: Unresponsive

Coast Hospital: Unresponsive

The electronic medical records of Mendocino Coast District Hospital (MCDH) were the subject of a computer cyber attack in June. Apparently the hospital's administrative leadership has made little or no…

Fort Bragg Notes

Fort Bragg Notes

The elected government of the City of Fort Bragg is loaded for bear and going after Hostility House. The flagship operation of Mendocino Coast Hospitality Center, a 29 bed shelter…

A Curable Romantic?

The Thessalonian Catrell Love case is finally going to jury trial, but the pretrial motions took up a lot of the court’s time last week, with Mr. Love sitting in…

Reeling In Outlaw Pot Grows

Sheriff Tells Supes: “The Free Reign Of Marijuana Has To Be Reeled In.” For the past month, I’ve written a series of columns focusing on the out-of-control, seemingly unchecked proliferation…

Fort Bragg Barbecue

In the early afternoon of June 11th of this year, a couple of guys from Chicago busted through the front door of a Harrison Street residence in Fort Bragg, interrupting…

Pot Mess Gets Messier

Pot Mess Gets Messier

After Tuesday's presentation about the county's new cannabis cultivation program by the people administering it, newly seated Third District Supervisor Georgeanne Croskey asked interim code enforcement chief (and former Ukiah…

Off the Record (July 19, 2017)

A TRUCK & TRAILER FIRE Sunday afternoon on the Willits Grade quickly became so large CalFire awarded it its own name. The “Grade Fire.” It burned in a northeasterly direction…