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Off the Record (Sep 24, 2014)

Off the Record (Sep 24, 2014)

ALL I GOTTA SAY is some people have an awful lotta time on their hands. Seriously, by the time you got the costume on and all chained up to the…

Off the Record (Sep 17, 2014)

UKIAH IS PAYING the usual outside consultant $28,524 to “evaluate traffic impacts to affected streets” for the new County Courthouse that no one except the County’s nine (count ‘em) judges…

Off the Record (Sep 10, 2014)

Off the Record (Sep 10, 2014)

SHERIFF TOM ALLMAN told a Laytonville audience last week, “I’ve never arrested a card-carrying cartel member.” He meant, of course, a person who could be linked to a drug cartel.…

Off the Record (Sep 3, 2014)

Off the Record (Sep 3, 2014)

WE OFTEN HEAR of furriners other than Mexican nationals growing dope deep in the hills of Mendocino and Humboldt counties. These furriners are often accurately identified as Bulgarians, and how…

Off the Record (Aug 27, 2014)

LAST WEEK in the aftermath of Fort Bragg Police Chief Scott Mayberry’s resignation it was widely known in Fort Bragg that the City Council had already planned to conduct a…

Off the Record (Aug 20, 2014)

DA EYSTER could teach Gandhi a few things about passive resistance. An occasional rumor wafts out of the DA’s office that the prosecution of Dr. Peter Keegan for the murder…

Off the Record (Aug 13, 2014)

A MICRO-ORGANISM called the hemp broadmite is chewing up pot plants in many areas of the county at a rate that has growers terrified. Entire gardens are being devoured by…

Off the Record (Aug 6, 2014)

THE BERRY FAMILY MATTER has been the subject of several court sessions presided over by Judge Cindee Mayfield. We hope to have a report on what happened tomorrow, and will…

Off the Record (July 30, 2014)

THE SAD SAGA of the Berry family, though extreme, seems to be the tip of a much larger problem, specifically the suspiciously large number of women being arrested for domestic…

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…

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