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Off the Record (July 29, 2015)

BOWE BERGDAHL, the once-missing US soldier in Afghanistan released in a prisoner exchange with the Taliban and later accused of desertion, turned up in Mendocino County last week. He was…

Off the Record (July 22, 2015)

Off the Record (July 22, 2015)

A FRENZIED midnight knife attack Sunday two miles northwest of Laytonville has left a 17-year-old boy and a 52-year-old man dead. Two other persons at the Meadow Lane home of…

Off the Record (July 15, 2015)

ROUGHLY a quarter of the 8,145 undocumented people released from local jails between January and August of last year were later arrested for various crimes, according to an Immigration and…

Off The Record (July 8, 2015)

THE RECALL of Fort Bragg mayor, Dave Turner, has stalled. Papers suspiciously not filed on time, too many “strong” personalities dominating recall meetings, alienating people unhappy with Turner's arrogant, heedless…

Off the Record (July 1, 2015)

"JUDGE REFUSES to halt homeless center in Fort Bragg." Haven't seen the judge's decision so it's impossible to evaluate his logic. And, we understand Judge Henderson's ruling will be appealed.…

Off the Record (June 24, 2015)

Off the Record (June 24, 2015)

THE BIDDING FOR THE REMCO SITE in Willits is, we'd suppose, a done deal, as deals are always done in small-town Mendocino County. The seven acres in the middle of…

Off the Record (June 17, 2015)

EVERY DAY brings a fresh deluge of catastrophes, but the one in Fort Bragg on October 17th of 2014 is particularly memorable. A deranged man named Michael Bitney, 56, of…

Off the Record (Jun 10, 2015)

LAST WEEK, in Mendocino County Superior Court, the City of Fort Bragg presented its defense against a request for a preliminary injunction filed by a group opposing the City Council's…

Off the Record (Jun 3, 2015)

TUESDAY NIGHT'S MEETING of the Fort Bragg City Council featured a parade of speakers swearing allegiance to mayor Dave Turner and urging each other to urge their fellow Fort Bragg…

Off the Record (May 27, 2015)

SOPORIFIC HEADLINE from Monday's Press Democrat: "Leon Panetta speaks at Rep. Mike Thompson celebration." Leon Panetta. Mike Thompson. The appearance of Panetta's name alone is like someone's just slammed a…

Off the Record (May 20, 2015)

THIRD DISTRICT SUPERVISOR TOM WOODHOUSE is the latest in a long line of shallow-thinking Mendo officials to insist on “local control” of whatever pot legalization scheme the state comes up…

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