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Mendo Justice for Smith & Rexrode

O yea, Mendo Justice can be arbitrary.…

Vargas Sentenced to Nine Years

Aaron Vargas is the highest profile local news story to go national and even international since Jim Jones. His sentencing last week closed yet another unique chapter in Mendocino County…

Don Carlos Invades Boonville

This past weekend of the quarter moon, a chilly breeze tempered the usually hot June sunshine, as the Sierra Nevada World Music Festival got off to cool start. Locals noted…

Boaz V. The Untutored & Malicious

Dennis Boaz is erudite and urbane, a man of varied and laudable experience – teacher, historian, lawyer, writer, civil rights advocate.…

Putting the Icing on the Lily: Burlesque at its Local Best

“Dearly Departed” is a comedy set in and around the fictional towns of Lula and Timson, somewhere below the Mason-Dixon Line, during the 1990s, and the butt of the jokes…

Old Uncle Scratch

Back on February 11th, the cops and the DA were talking about 51 pounds of methamphetamine and a warehouse full of marijuana, but last week in Ukiah that particular load…

Memorial Day, The Sexton’s Tale

I went to see the sexton. The Abbott women at the Senior Center put me up to it — Gloria, her daughter Sharon and daughter-in-law, Shirley Hulbert — when I…

Big Checks, Small Balances

The lawsuit against Bear Trucking is seven years old. In April a jury in Judge John Behnke’s court found the company had been negligent in a Mendocino County accident. The…

Hurry Up & Wait

If you’re late for a court appearance, the conse­quences can be quite dire, depending on how the judge is feeling. It’s best to come a little early, just in case…

Mendo’s Drug Court

The merry month of May is Drug Court Month, by a curious coincidence. A proclamation in a glass display case at the Ukiah Courthouse says so.…

Fine Art, Good Books, Chilled Wine & Hot Licks: Boonville! Where Yuppie Meets Country

Boonville — The warm weather’s here and the buds are on the vine. The spring rains were generous, the frost merciful, labor cheap, and the leisure class flush with the…