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The Man Who Loves Books Too Much

On the motivations and techniques of a prolific book thief who built a vast collection of rare works, most of which he will never read and no one will ever…

A Man in the Joy Business

Partners In Crime

Prison is a young man's game. Or woman's; I don't want to take a sexist position here, but I will take an ageist one in that it absolutely requires the…

The Pasadena YWCA

I can’t remember when my dad moved out the house for good. Must’ve been sometime between my 12th and 14th birthdays. I can’t remember when my parents filed their divorce…

Shapiro vs. Sausalito

A yellow dredge sat scuttled in Richardson Bay, less than 100 yards south of the Napa St. pier, and about the same distance from the shoreline and the Sausalito Cruising…

An Algorithm for Serial Killers

Can computers help nab our most dangerous non-DNC psychos? …

Deputy Orell Massey On Mental Health

Deputy Orell Massey is Mendocino County’s first and, so far, only black patrol deputy. He has recently semi-retired, shifting from patrol to prisoner transportation. The tall, fit former Marine sat…

Vaccines & Trumpism

Let's talk about vaccines for a bit — even though doing so in public forums always risks going down a rabbit hole of anti-science, conspiracy theories, and endless random nuttiness.…

Against Chinese Immigration

Last week's piece concluded with information about the rising tide of anti-Chinese attitudes in Mendocino County and the entire West during the late 1870s. By the autumn of 1878 the…

Wes Murphy’s Assault Rifle

It was a hard-hearted jury last week that turned a deaf ear to most of the pleadings of Wesley Murphy’s lawyer, public defender Jonathan Opet. The jury refused to believe…

Bird’s Eye View (Feb. 15, 2017)

Let’s get things started with The Turkey Vulture’s “Evening Dining in the Valley Bulletin.” Following an invitation only “soft” opening last Thursday, Lizbby’s, the new restaurant in downtown Boonville, opened…

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