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Off the Record (Apr 15, 2015)

THE SANTA ROSA PRESS DEMOCRAT'S account of Friday's hearing stated that "frost fans have been idle for years."  Untrue. The fans were not in place until last year. They are…

Off the Record (Apr 8, 2015)

THE FORT BRAGG CITY COUNCIL, three of them anyway, is going all out for conversion of the Old Coast Hotel, a fact made clear in last week's edition of the…

Off the Record (Apr 1, 2015)

WE'RE STILL LIGHT ON THE PARTICULARS, but Eel River Fuels wants Fort Bragg to permit a 30,000 gallon propane tank in the middle of town. A reader puts it this…

Off the Record (Mar 25, 2015)

Off the Record (Mar 25, 2015)

WE DON'T UNDERSTAND why Lt. John Naulty wasn't named Fort Bragg's Chief of Police. We understand he was one of four finalists, with the top spot going to an LAPD…

Off the Record (Mar 18, 2105)

Off the Record (Mar 18, 2105)

COURTESY of the invaluable Mendocino TV (mendocinotv.com), we watched the entire Monday night meeting of the Fort Bragg City Council. On the whole, it was quite interesting and, in a…

Off the Record (Mar 11, 2015)

A GLASSY-WINGED SHARPSHOOTER has been discovered in Marin County. This newspaper's favorite insect, the Glassy-Winged Sharpshooter kills grape vines. It first appeared in the grape-growing regions of the state 25…

Off the Record (Mar 4, 2015)

Off the Record (Mar 4, 2015)

SCANNING THE HEALDSBURG paper, I read a letter to the editor decrying both the large new structure where the old post office used to be and the meat business it…

Off the Record (Feb 25, 2015)

Off the Record (Feb 25, 2015)

NOT THAT SHE'S talking about why she left, but Suzette Cook, the smart and energetic young editor briefly in charge of news for the twin ad sales sheets known as…

Off the Record (Feb 18, 2015)

A CALLER wants it brought up: "It's rude and arrogant of our supervisors to look at their cell phones while people are addressing them." Agreed. Checking the video of the…

Off the Record (Feb 11, 2015)

WILLITS AND UKIAH emerged mostly unscathed from the big winds and rains of last weekend, suffering no power outages inside their city limits. Ukiah, incidentally, is civic proof that municipalities…

Off the Record (Feb 4, 2105)

MERC, HERC and we're probably ferked, but the Mendocino Redwood Company's hotly disputed timber harvest plans for the Comptche-Albion areas are heating up some more. CalFire's comment line, assuming you…

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