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Coast Logging History

In 1979 my father sat at the kitchen table in the log house he, my mother, and paternal uncles constructed by hand. He stared in consternation at a four page…

Transparency Anyone?

The much touted openness and transparency in Fort Bragg's city government that has come out of the last few years of political wrath, general indignation and community opposition, is opened…

Night At The Rez

What began as a routine mission out to Pinoleville — well, you know, routine mission, peril-fraught incursion behind enemy lines, six of one, half-dozen of the other — had become…

Boomers, Again

A lot of younger people are apparently under the impression that baby boomers are the selfish "me" generation, who became yuppies, stock brokers etc. I've read a number of angry…

Strawberry Gifts

Humboldt County, October, 1996 – Now that the Owl Creek Tree Village had been disbanded, that particular grove of old-growth redwoods cut and hauled away, the tree-sitters locked up in the…

The Sinking Of The San Juan

The Sinking Of The San Juan

I went the Harbor Commission meeting last week like a prisoner to his execution. Well, maybe it was not that bad, but it was grim. To briefly recap. On February…

The Blue Bus

"If you ever plan to lower West…" take Greyhound, not exactly the best. From Charlottesville, Virginia across to Sacramento. Blame it on Trump. I flew east mto Dulles, DC and…

What Happened To Mountain View Road?

What Happened To Mountain View Road?

When Williams Communications first proposed to bury miles of "wholesale" fiber optic cable under two of Mendo's rural County roads back in 2000, Governor Gray Davis's PUC over-ruled the state…

‘Jumping On A Moving Train’

‘Jumping On A Moving Train’

More than 100 cannabis cultivators jammed into the Long Valley Garden Club Wednesday morning for a workshop on how to apply for a county permit to grow cannabis. The Laytonville…

Six Bullets For Andy Warhol

Six Bullets For Andy Warhol

He invented frivolity as aesthetic attitude to life and determined that the essence of things is merely in the packaging. This designer was Andy Warhol, born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in…

Raiding The Tomb of Lubitsch

Raiding The Tomb of Lubitsch

At the 1947 Los Angeles funeral of that genius of urbane film comedy, Ernst Lubitsch, fellow émigré Billy Wilder said mournfully, “No more Lubitsch.” The director William Wyler, yet another…

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