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Deputy Massey’s Last Patrol

After 20 years as a Deputy Sheriff in Mendocino County, Orell Massey has retired, although we understand he may return as a jail transportation officer for a while. Here’s a…

This Halloween Story Rated PG

Last Halloween at a pot pharm near Dos Rios, when the costumes came off around midnight, out stepped a real monster, and a major act of violence commenced. Parental Guidance…

Crime Doesn’t Pay; Neither Does Work

Jewel E. Dyer and James A. Norton, both of Willits, have a lot in common. They’re both astute young fellows with enough acumen to see that working for a living…

It’s Everyone Else’s Fault

The Bronwen Hanes sentencing early last week proved to be a textbook exhibit of perp denial. All evidence to the contrary, Ms. Hanes, and her volatile boy friend, Tommy Lemons…

“He’s Out There Sleeping”

“He’s Out There Sleeping”

A preliminary examination of the evidence against Charles Reynolds in the death of Kenneth Fisher has resulted in a holding order against Reynolds, which was no surprise to those who…

Sending The Message That’s Seldom Received

Judge David Nelson didn’t want to send Jared Soinila to prison for gross vehicular manslaughter — Count One, and Count Two, DUI resulting in great bodily harm — but the…

‘Ukiah — More Than Just A Pretty Place’

This slogan of the Ukiah Main Street Program makes one gasp and stretch one’s eyes.  I had to look at the Main Street web page to see how pretty the…

Only A True Gun Nut Knows For Sure

Readers who found it reprehensible that the three Guatemalan nationals caught trimming at a commercial pot grow in Laytonville were charged with cultivation and possession for sale will be relieved…

‘Prepare To Be Remanded’

Bronwen Hanes always looks good, keeps herself up, as they say. The much discussed Anderson Valley woman even manages to look elegant in the plain green cotton overalls of the…

Machete Man

Ricardo Garcia, rock thrower and slow-draw machete man, is lucky to be alive — that’s the consensus law enforcement opinion. Garcia had charged a patrol sergeant, Darren Brewster, with a…

Beetlejuice Plays Brooktrails

Beetlejuice Plays Brooktrails

The victims, Matthew Dyer and his wife Angela of Modesto were right out of the movie Beetlejuice, every bit the strait-laced couple, the Maitlands, played by Alec Baldwin and Geena…