Home » Archives by category » Writers » Bruce McEwen (Page 36)

Prices Down, Murder Up

Desperation is rippling through the north hill country of Mendocino County as land and pot partners turn on each other and ruthless bands of home invaders cruise the mud dirt…

Marijuana & Mayhem

The voice mail said: “This is Terry. Something happened… I might not see you for a while. Anyway, I’m glad you weren’t here and didn’t have to see it.” Terry…

Peter Hoyle — Botanist

There's no recession in the dope business. A couple of Chicago mules recently appeared in Ukiah with $300,000. Cash. They were looking for Mendo Mellow to take back to the…

Convictions

You'd think she was Ma Barker the way the DA’s Office has ballyhooed the conviction of 68-year-old Nancie Henthorne of Covelo.…

Out With The Old, In With The New At The Boonville Lodge

“Six, five, four…” the ancient countdown began. “Three, two, ONE!” A last cheer went up at the doomed Boonville Lodge that would close forever in two days.…

Courtroom Drama, 2009

On a cold dark night last winter in Fort Bragg as a chill wind whistled ashore over the chop, the cops swept into the living rooms of some of the…

Something Nice

A young woman suggested I write something nice for the holidays. I said I'd try. …

If the Key Fits

If it's action you want, Hoyle's your cop. He's an action guy, what you call a polarizing figure, a strong personality of the old school lawman type. Thirty-three years on the…

Lethal Lives

More and more inmates are trying to complain directly to the judges about conditions at the Mendocino County Jail. The judges tell the prisoners to go through prescribed channels, to…

‘Murder Is Messy’

“Murder is messy,” Judge Ron Brown commented, more to himself it seemed than to the courtroom as defense attorney Katharine Elliott tried to keep a jury from seeing the death photos…

Escareno Trial Begins

The Marcos Escareno murder trial got underway early Monday morning, November 30th, with a Native American prayer ceremony in front of the Ukiah Courthouse. Escareno is a member of the…