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Wes Murphy’s Assault Rifle

It was a hard-hearted jury last week that turned a deaf ear to most of the pleadings of Wesley Murphy’s lawyer, public defender Jonathan Opet. The jury refused to believe…

Off the Record (Feb. 15, 2017)

Off the Record (Feb. 15, 2017)

RECOMMENDED WALKS, Frisco Division: Specifically, turn right at the city end of the Golden Gate Bridge, park any old place in the abundant free lots for the next quarter mile…

Stuart Bewley’s Outlaw Grows

Stuart Bewley’s Outlaw Grows

Chris Brennan first learned about the proliferation of marijuana cultivation sites on Stuart Bewley's 14,000-acre Adanac Ranch this past July when he fielded a phone call from then-Third District Supervisor…

Ricochets

Carlos Gutierrez was charged with negligent discharge of a firearm, even though it was the first day of hunting season and Mr. Gutierrez was way up in the National Forest.…

Off The Record (Feb, 8, 2017)

AFTER YEARS of tax-free income while proclaiming marijuana’s miracle properties and all-round groove-o centrality to life in Mendocino County, a small group of persons who can justly be called ingrates…

Stuart Bewley’s Cannabis Grows (Part One)

Stuart Bewley’s Cannabis Grows (Part One)

As with so many of Mendocino County-based backwoods cannabis proprietors, Stuart Bewley's journey to the rugged hills and gullies of Bell Springs and west Laytonville began during the 1970s. In…

Fort Bragg ‘Mummy’ Case Goes To Court

At a preliminary hearing in Ten Mile Superior Court on Monday, January 30th, caregiver Lori Fiorentino was bound over for trial by visiting Judge Eric Labowitz on a single count of…

Loaded For Bear

The prelim for Eugene ‘Bear’ Lincoln and his sister Sonia Lincoln began last week and ended severed, like a live worm, both ends wriggling inconclusively on the conscience of the…

Off the Record (Feb. 1, 2017)

CARL SHAPIRO, the ultimate public defender, has died at his home in Fairfax. Carl was 100, and lucid to the very end, lucid enough to laugh at being sent home…

Mendo’s Murky Pot Rules (Part 2)

We're still trying to figure out what Mendo’s new "medical" pot regulation really means for Mendocino County.…

Murders On Hold

All of the county’s current homicide cases are on hold. There’s quite a few and with one thing and another, all have stalled out. Let’s start with a couple we…