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Glusker Censured

At a hurriedly called January 3rd meeting, the Mendocino Coast District Hospital's Board of Directors voted a resolution of censure for one of its members, Dr. Peter Glusker. The closed…

Happy New Year, Ricardo!

Happy New Year, Ricardo!

Winner of 2016’s Lucky To Be Alive Award, Ricardo Garcia, was sentenced to five years in prison early Tuesday afternoon by Judge Ann Moorman. The did not deviate from the…

That Old Maxxam Band Again

That Old Maxxam Band Again

First came the “Dogwood” plan: a 320-acre timber harvest plan (THP) filed by Gualala Redwoods Timber (GRT) in 2015. It involves tractor-logging hundreds of stately second-growth redwoods that line the…

Off the Record (Jan. 11, 2017)

SUPERVISOR WOODHOUSE made it official last week, submitting the following letter of resignation to his colleagues on the Board of Supervisors: “Although I have made significant progress in recovering from…

Faulder Sworn In

Faulder Sworn In

A row of black robes, a jury of nine, as best I could count, were the sitting and retired judges who attended the swearing in of Mendo’s newest judge, The…

Noyo Bay Tragedy

Noyo Bay Tragedy

The first I knew of it, on the last day of the year, about 11pm, in a gently falling rain, a Coast Guard HH 65 rescue helicopter pounded down the…

Year-End Awards, 2016

MOST ENCOURAGING ELECTION: Fort Bragg City Council, Mayor Lindy Peters. LEAST ENCOURAGING: Point Arena where city councils new and old think a part-time city manager at $50,000 a year is…

Goodbye 2016, Hello 2017

Goodbye to Judges David Nelson and Richard Henderson, who are both retiring. Goodbye to prosecutor and memoirist Timothy Stoen, who is retiring for health reasons, or would otherwise stay on…

Off the Record (Jan. 4, 2017)

NOTE OVER THE TRANSOM: “Laytonville big bucks Stewart [Bewley] is also funding the Mendocino Cannabis Industry Association, aka: Yes on AF; MCPC; and Swami/Tim/Casey/Jamie. And what ever happened to Justin?…

Fort Bragg, As 2016 Winds Down

Fort Bragg, As 2016 Winds Down

Over the weekend the rains were heavy. The Noyo River on which I live ran very high and strong. I thought it might be too much, but the raising water…

Coast Hospital: The New Administration

Mendocino Coast District Hospital held a special meeting of their Board of Directors three days before Christmas. With five board members, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Bob Edwards, Chief Financial…