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Off the Record (July 23, 2014)

Off the Record (July 23, 2014)

BOONVILLE REDEMPTION, the movie partly filmed here, doesn’t seem headed for blockbuster status. Even its on-line description is unpromising. “Thirteen year-old Melinda (Strike one! — any movie featuring a kid…

Off the Record (July 16, 2014)

COUNTY AUDITOR Meredith Ford’s proposal to hire herself as an “extra-help” trainer for her replacement, Assistant Auditor Lloyd Weer at $440 per day was approved unanimously without discussion at last…

Off the Record (July 9, 2014)

ED KOWAS is gone, dead of a heart attack at 73. His talk show on KMFB out of Mendocino was a must-listen for years, and continued to be a must-listen…

Off the Record (July 2, 2014)

Off the Record (July 2, 2014)

THREE Point Arena High School students died Sunday morning in a 4am, single-car crash on Highway One near Sea Ranch. The three boys were coming home from a quinceanera and…

Off the Record (June 25, 2014)

Off the Record (June 25, 2014)

ROANNE WITHERS HAS DIED at age 61. A long-time environmental activist based for years in Fort Bragg, she died in her sleep at her Ukiah home sometime last Friday night.…

Off the Record (June 18, 2014)

COUNTY CEO Carmel Angelo has included a $45,000 remodeling project at the County Jail in the 2014-15 county budget. The re-do will house a dog grooming vocational program for female…

Off The Record (June 11, 2014)

Off The Record (June 11, 2014)

BIG TROUBLE IN COVELO seems to be heading in the ominous direction of a revival of the Lincoln-Britton Feud of 1995. That one resulted in three shooting deaths, one of…

Off the Record (June 4, 2014)

THE THREE PERSONS arrested earlier this week in a Fort Bragg DEA raid, complete with helicopter, are identified as Rebecca Reynolds, 53, her daughter Jayne Reynolds, 28 and Travis Nichols,…

Off the Record (May 28, 2014)

MENDOCINO COUNTY is less broke than it has been, CEO Carmel Angelo told her captive board of supervisors last week. Supervisor John McCowen didn’t leap to his feet to shout…

Off the Record (May 21, 2014)

EXCELLENT account on the Mother Jones website by a pioneer HumCo pot grower about how the dream of back-to-the-land, grow-your-own self-sufficiency has become a hydra-headed, destructive monster. “From dawn to…

Off The Record (May 14, 2014)

READING THE CANDIDATE STATEMENTS in the sample ballot for the June 3rd election is a dispiriting experience. The “liberal” candidates are slick enough to stick to bland vacuities about “working…

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