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The Stick Lady Is Dead

She was known around Boonville as the Stick Lady, a gaunt, listing figure in hip-length khaki, high-water trousers, a leather Australian bush hat securely fastened to her head, a predictable…

A Brief History Of Early Mendocino County

A Brief History Of Early Mendocino County

Feliz Creek today, where it passes beneath highway 101 at Hopland is, in the summer, a parched expanse of dry streambed that is barely discernible as a watercourse. Only when…

There’s Evil, Then There’s These Guys

There’s Evil, Then There’s These Guys

Last Wednesday the County Courthouse was something of an old-fashioned media circus. Media ghouls, always keen for second hand blood, were drawn from near and far to watch a pair…

Bleecker’s Cabin

Julie Cook retired to what she assumed would be the bucolic peace of 22 acres at Third Gate, west of Willits. She jokes that she's "the only person at Third…

There’s Fish in the Yorkville Hills

There’s Fish in the Yorkville Hills

Lots of fish. But these fish aren't found in the occasional streams that meander down to the Rancheria, fighting their way to and from the distant Pacific. No sir, these…

The New Ukiah Courthouse (annotated)

The New Ukiah Courthouse (annotated)

(Ed note: The following sales pitch for a new County Courthouse by Judge David Nelson is annotated by Bruce Anderson.) Plans for a new Ukiah courthouse at the old railroad…

Pearl Harbor Survivor

Pearl Harbor Survivor

Count me as one. I was two, my brother one, when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor, on December 7, 1941. My brother and I were born in Honolulu where our…

Election Notes 2014

Election Notes 2014

There was one consistent theme in Tuesday’s (Preliminary) election results: Except for the Willits City Council, not one incumbent kept his/her seat. Whether it was the Coast Hospital Board, the…

Hellzapoppin In The Anderson Valley!

Hellzapoppin In The Anderson Valley!

A community meeting will be held Wednesday, October 22nd, 5:30pm, at the Philo Grange to discuss recent events at the Anderson Valley Health Center.…

MRC — Same Old Same Old

MRC — Same Old Same Old

The Fisher family of San Francisco owns the Mendocino Redwood Company and the Humboldt Redwood Company. They've made pots of dough in the garment industry and, it almost goes without…

The Midnight Rambler

The Midnight Rambler

The Board of Supes, on October 7th, is set to approve a contract for newly promoted "Interim" County Counsel Doug Losak. Losak had been "Acting" County Counsel since his appointment…