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Off the Record (Sept. 28, 2016)

THE GREAT DEBATE wasn't exactly Lincoln-Douglas. Trump embarrassed himself as Hillary rope-a-doped him and, by the end, had knocked him clear out of the ring. She was ready, he wasn't.…

Off the Record (Sept. 21, 2016)

WHERE’S WOODHOUSE? No one is offering any substantive explanation, just vague references to a “personal family situation,” but the third district supervisor has not attended the last two meetings, and…

Off the Record (Sep 14, 2016)

ADD TO THE LONG LIST of things I didn't know — Vince DiMaggio is buried in the Fort Bragg Cemetery. The famous ballplayer, just before he became famous as one…

Off the Record (Sep 7, 2016)

CHARLES WALLACE REYNOLDS hit Kenneth Fisher so hard that the one punch killed the Laytonville man. Reynolds was arrested and charged with murder last Sunday night with bail set at…

Off The Record (Aug 31, 2016)

Off The Record (Aug 31, 2016)

WARREN HINCKLE has died, and already lots of people who hated and feared his work are celebrating him, which is the way it goes, I guess. But there isn't a…

Off the Record (Aug 24, 2016)

Off the Record (Aug 24, 2016)

THERE are still lots of people driving around with Bernie bumperstickers. The most annoying ones say, "Billionaires Can't Buy Bernie." They don't need to. The oligarchs already own both parties,…

Off the Record (Aug 17, 2016)

INCUMBENTS Hammerstrom and Deitz apparently are not running for re-election to the Fort Bragg City Council. Gressert, Johnson and Menzies are running. Heidi Kraut is expected to sign up by…

Off the Record (Aug 10, 2016)

AS THE SS TRUMP runs up on the rocks, is anybody surprised that lots of big shot Republicans are going over to Hillary? And/or plotting to somehow dump Trump? Both…

Off the Record (Aug 3, 2016)

RICHARD SHOEMAKER, former supervisor from the Ukiah area and career holder of upper echelon public jobs, is Point Arena's "part-time" manager at $50,000 a year. (His girlfriend is Fort Bragg…

Off the Record (July 27, 2016)

“BASED ON THE ANALYSIS provided by Mendocino County HHSA, the projected annual cost for staffing and operating a 16-bed psychiatric facility in Mendocino County would be $6,703,095…” SO BEGINS the…

Off the Record (July 20, 2016)

SUCH IS THE DEMAND that something be done about the woeful and ineffective treatment of the County's mentally ill, that the Sheriff and a small group of helpers had no…

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