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Jonathan Opet For The Defense

Anderson Valley’s very own Atticus Finch (the character played by Gregory Peck in the Hollywood version of To Kill A Mockingbird), Jonathan Opet of the Office of the Public Defender…

Keegan Arraigned, Plea Postponed

The arraignment for Dr. Peter Richard Keegan went very swiftly this morning, at 9:00 am, all parties having arrived early, except the defendant, who came in last wearing a gray…

Here’s To Bud Light Bob

Bud Light Bob has died. A regular at the Forrest Club whose tenure predates my own. I was informed of his passing this afternoon, as myself and Salvadore were his…

The Hitchhiker’s Worst Nightmare

The Hitchhiker’s Worst Nightmare

Last week a Utah man, presently an inmate in Oregon, was brought to the Ukiah courthouse for a preliminary hearing on charges that he essentially tried to kill three hitchhikers…

A Curable Romantic?

The Thessalonian Catrell Love case is finally going to jury trial, but the pretrial motions took up a lot of the court’s time last week, with Mr. Love sitting in…

Fort Bragg Barbecue

In the early afternoon of June 11th of this year, a couple of guys from Chicago busted through the front door of a Harrison Street residence in Fort Bragg, interrupting…

Bears Have Better Manners

In an empire of addicts tattooed with comic-book doodles, and ruled over by colossally wealthy clowns, one solitary hero still battles wearily for Truth, Justice, and the American Way: Assistant…

5700 Doses Of Personal Use Meth

Freshly-minted Judge Keith Faulder presided over his first criminal jury trial last week, and by Thursday afternoon it looked like the defendant, Mark Johnson of Willits would have to finish…

Willie’s Miracle

The jury trial of William “Willie” Housley of Boonville began last week, and the courtroom — presided over by visiting Judge David Devore from Alpine County — had to be…

The Wolfe At The ATM

Last week we met Kendall Kice who had her bank account ripped off by Bobby Roston. This week we meet Clifford Hampton who had his bank account ripped off by…

Starving To Death In Fort Bragg

Lori Fiorentino was sentenced to three years in the California State Prison this morning, June 8th in Superior court by Judge Ann Moorman for the neglect of Arlene Potts who…

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