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Against Chinese Immigration

Last week's piece concluded with information about the rising tide of anti-Chinese attitudes in Mendocino County and the entire West during the late 1870s. By the autumn of 1878 the…

Discharge Your Chinamen

Once upon a time Mendocino was a real town with businesses extending beyond food service and B&Bs. In 1879 A.T. Rogers's blacksmith shop carried two thousand horse and mule shoes.…

‘Downtown Watch’

A large fir has uprooted and fallen across the footbridge directly in front of the Russian Gulch waterfall. For me that's the biggest takeaway in a week filled with Fort…

Fort Bragg ‘Mummy’ Case Goes To Court

At a preliminary hearing in Ten Mile Superior Court on Monday, January 30th, caregiver Lori Fiorentino was bound over for trial by visiting Judge Eric Labowitz on a single count of…

A Real Turkey Shoot

A couple of corrections from last week's piece. The four to five stacks of lumber usually present, and visible out to sea, in the Mendocino of 1879 were piled south…

New Years On The Coast, 1879

1878 slipped into 1879 along the Mendocino Coast behind a northwestern breeze that blew away the rain showers of New Year's Eve. The flag on the point of Mendocino's headlands…

Glusker Censured

At a hurriedly called January 3rd meeting, the Mendocino Coast District Hospital's Board of Directors voted a resolution of censure for one of its members, Dr. Peter Glusker. The closed…

An Historical Point Of View

Some of you may have already paid your property taxes in full, some may have sent in half, with another half still due in the new year. Odds are the…

Coast Hospital: The New Administration

Mendocino Coast District Hospital held a special meeting of their Board of Directors three days before Christmas. With five board members, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Bob Edwards, Chief Financial…

Tale of Two Meetings

This is a tale of two meetings. The first occurred Monday December 12th at Fort Bragg's Town Hall. The main order of business, recognizing outgoing councilmembers Scott Deitz and Doug…

Fort Bragg Protocols

At the Fort Bragg City Council meeting of December 12th, new councilmembers Will Lee and Bernie Norvell will be sworn in. Next up, Vice Mayor Lindy Peters will will turn…

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