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Bruce McEwen on Green Door v. V’Canto

Moving west to Fort Bragg, when I first learned that the renowned sculptor Dan Hemann had been savaged by the brutal spaghetti vendor Jim “Muttface” Muto, I abandoned my duties…

Marie, Perry’s Garage & The Fairy Ranch

The Ukiah Valley Medical Center is being sued for malpractice. The plaintiff is a woman named Marie. We will spare Marie further agony by fully identifying her. UVMC, unkindly referred…

Murder One

Gerold Jerry Knight was beaten and his throat cut on the old railroad tracks in Ukiah. It was the warm, late afternoon of Friday the 13th of June, 2008 on…

‘And You Pour Him A Beer?’

I caught hell Monday from the tribal women in court every day for the murder trial of Alva Sonny Reeves and Brandon Pinola. The picture we ran with last week's…

Enough Rope

It seems that Terry Cohen, age 60, is more afraid of prison than death. He's hung himself three times now on prescription chemicals, and he's still hanging in intensive care…

Blood on the Tracks

The murder trials are piling up at the Mendocino County Courthouse almost as fast as the bodies are.…

Jury Hangs, Cohen Goes For Oblivion

When I first heard from a confidential source that Terry Cohen, who's accused of murdering 38-year-old Jason Piper, had overdosed, I was sworn to secrecy. But within the hour the…

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.…