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The Man With No Tattoos

A bright and beautiful spring day in Ukiah found Suzanne Tuttle working in her garden when the man with no tattoos appears on the sidewalk, a nice looking young man…

Supes Working Diligently (?)

ON MONDAY of this week, Supervisors John McCowen and Dan Hamburg convened a meeting of their two-person Public Health, Safety, and Resources Committee to discuss the County’s Class K relaxed-standards…

Off the Record (Oct. 4, 2017)

Off the Record (Oct. 4, 2017)

A YOUNG MAN was found dead on the sidewalk near the corner of Franklin and Fir last Saturday, Sept. 23, just before 7 p.m. The man, identified as 32-year-old Samuel…

Big Idea Day

Big Idea Day

All day last Saturday, like the gladiator that she is, Marie Jones, Development Director for the City of Fort Bragg, conducted a public participation workshop on the old G-P mill site…

Time To Get Serious About Enforcement

Time To Get Serious About Enforcement

The sheriff could be hitting one of these a day if he actually did his job. Instead we get these media-posing events to pretend that he is doing something.…

Croskey Saves Dispatch

After several hundred thousand dollars worth of consultants, at least four years of staff time, an expensive Sonoma County “agency” supposedly handling emergency services for Mendocino County in a professionally…

Murder At The Toplak

Last Friday, Oscar Alvarez-Carrillo was bound over for trial in the April 24, 2016 murder of Salvador Hernandez at the Toplak Apartments on North State Street and Lake Mendocino Drive…

Off the Record (Sep. 27, 2017)

Off the Record (Sep. 27, 2017)

I'VE WATCHED the first three installments of "Vietnam," the PBS special by Burns and Novick. The first 90 minutes were very good, and provide a clear, fair explication of the…

People v. Keegan

Prosecutor Tim Stoen’s opening statement deftly described supporting testimony that has led to the indictment of Dr. Peter Keegan, Ukiah, for the murder of his wife, Susan Keegan in November…

Off the Record (Sep. 20, 2017)

ALLISON GLASSEY has resigned as director of the County Museum in Willits. A former County administrator, Glassey’s sinecure was arranged at the Museum by the Supervisors as a reward for…

The Epstein Episode: Fort Bragg Fights Back

When the temp lawyer Robert The Epstein of Marin County, dived headlong into Fort Bragg city politics to defend Hostility House against a community uprising that included the homeless, almost…