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Ah, Youth!

Ah, Youth!

A jury convicted Justin Phillips last week of running down Donald Wagner. Phillips was drag racing his cousin, Luke Buzzard last, December 8th when he hit Wagner, leaving the injured…

Gunslingers & Trick-Shooters

Weston Loren Riley auditioned for Gunslinger of the Year in Covelo on July 11th. According to the Sheriff’s Department terse Press Release: Deputies contacted a woman who said she was…

Screws Tightened on Hospitality House

At the conclusion of a five hour Fort Bragg Planning Commission meeting on August 23rd, the City's planning commissioners voted 3-2 in favor of a resolution that placed eighteen special…

Off the Record (Aug. 30, 2017)

Off the Record (Aug. 30, 2017)

YOU SAY SUPE'S meetings are boring. Not the August 22 meeting, which featured both a Mendo First and an Only In Mendo. SUPERVISOR JOHN McCOWEN began what became a memorable…

The Settler Killers

The Settler Killers

The preliminary hearing in the gang-murder of Laytonville pot pharmer Jeffery Settler last November got underway last Monday, but most of the first day was taken up with pleas from…

A Hostile Takeover Of Emergency Services

THE SUPES VOTED 3-1 TUESDAY to proceed with the privatization of county dispatch services and inland ambulance services. The beneficiariary of the county’s latest give away will be the global…

Off the Record (Aug. 23, 2017)

Off the Record (Aug. 23, 2017)

WAS RUFFING PUSHED or did she jump? I'm guessing the Fort Bragg City Manager was pushed then, assured of a soft landing onto a cash-stuffed mattress, jumped. It would have…

Fort Bragg City Manager Canned

The news hit Thursday like a thunder clap rippling through the pond of tense city politics. City Manager Linda Ruffing, the absolute power in Fort Bragg municipal affairs, the final…

Re-Opened Cannabis Ordinance Nearly Wrapped

The Mendocino County Board of Supervisors last week) August 8, concluded a month-long series of meetings on cleaning up, tweaking, and amending its three-month-old Cannabis Ordinance. As has been the…

Jonathan Opet For The Defense

Anderson Valley’s very own Atticus Finch (the character played by Gregory Peck in the Hollywood version of To Kill A Mockingbird), Jonathan Opet of the Office of the Public Defender…

Coast Hospital Ignores Complaints

Coast Hospital Ignores Complaints

Here's your headline: With a lone exception, the Mendocino Coast District Hospital Board of Directors has decided to ignore a growing list of seemingly valid complaints from a number of…