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Off the Record (June 21, 2017)

A STOLEN 18-WHEELER has fouled the cleanest stretch of the South Fork of the Eel west of Laytonville near the Heath Angelo Preserve. The stolen truck collapsed the old Jacks…

Off the Record (June 14, 2017)

FROM LAST WEDNESDAY’S Press Democrat: "The city is collecting data to understand just how much time police officers and firefighters spend responding to calls involving homelessness — and whether there…

Off the Record (June 7, 2017)

WILLITS WEEKLY REPORTER Mike A’Dair picked up an interesting tidbit from the May 16 Board of Supervisors meeting which helps to explain Mendo’s housing shortage, particularly rentals. A’DAIR reported that…

Off the Record (May 31, 2017)

Off the Record (May 31, 2017)

BILL ZIMMERMAN is to me what Mike Sweeney is to the editor of the AVA. Zimmerman is quoted in an op-ed in today's New York Times by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick plugging…

Off the Record (May 24, 2017)

Off the Record (May 24, 2017)

I WONDER if it ever occurs to the young whippersnappers who comprise most of Mendocino County media these days to apply their critical faculties to press releases, especially the dependably…

Off the Record (May 17, 2017)

GEORGEANN CROSKEY has been appointed by Governor Brown to fill the 3rd District Supervisor's seat vacated by Tom Woodhouse when Woodhouse, who’d stopped showing up for meetings in August of…

Off the Record (May 10, 2017)

Off the Record (May 10, 2017)

THE GIANTS could use this kid. Ukiah High School's Karter Koch pitched a perfect game against Rancho Cotati last week. Koch threw a total of 80 pitches — in seven…

Off the Record (May 3, 2017)

Off the Record (May 3, 2017)

A SMALL CLAQUE of animal nuts continues to bombard the County Animal Shelter with Public Record Act requests, the latest one for 400 pages of scattershot info, which means Shelter…

Off the Record (April 26, 2017)

PERSONS of a certain vintage may recall the old assumption about employment: Government work doesn't pay well but it's easy work and it's secure work. Once you're in, you never…

Off the Record (April 19, 2017)

THIS PHONE MESSAGE was left on the office nut screener: “Hi, my name is Kellee Bradley. I'm the public relations manager for John L. Scott real estate in Seattle, Washington.…

Off the Record (April 12, 2017)

ACCORDING TO Mendo Animal Shelter honcho Rich Molinari, the visiting vets from UC Davis were impressed by the County’s Shelter operations,  formal findings to be revealed “at a later date.”…

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