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Fifty-five years ago the Giants moved from New York to San Francisco. I was four years old and occasionally hid in our large clothes hamper to pray for Willie Mays…

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One hundred thirty-two years ago a Little Lake coroner’s jury reached a finding that my great grandfather’s horse had justifiably shot and killed Benjamin Frost on the trail between Mendocino…

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About a month ago the FBI declared Assata Shakur, a self-proclaimed revolutionary, convicted murderer and fugitive, a “terrorist” and doubled the bounty for her capture to $2 million.…

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During the final weekend of April three abalone divers drowned in accidents off the Sonoma and Mendocino coasts. One of these accidents killed 66-year-old Cedric Collett. Cedric Collett was a…

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May 15th is the day Emily Dickinson died. She hadn’t left her Amherst, Massachusetts home in 21 years. Perhaps it will be of some solace to struggling poets to know…

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A couple months back this column focused on the actions of Officer Craig Guydan of the Fort Bragg Police Department. I belong to a group called Coast Copwatch. Coast Copwatch…

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The next time you venture to Mendocino you’ll want to step inside Frankie’s Creamery. If you have never been to Frankie’s, what’s wrong with you? — ice cream from Cowlick’s,…

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Mendocino Redwood Company remains chained to the practices of its predecessor-in-interest, Louisiana-Pacific Corporation, 15 years after purchasing more than 200,000 acres of Mendocino County timberland from L-P. At its inception,…

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More than 50 denizens of the area around the Albion River crowded into the Albion School during the evening of April 11th to discuss the 586-acre timber harvest plan Mendocino…

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April 10th is our publication date, quite a day in journalism history. First we have to go back to 1866, when a gangly 19-year-old Hungarian immigrant handed his last five…

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One hundred seven years ago this spring, my oldest uncle, Jack Macdonald (then 18), woke in the house he’d grown up in here at the family ranch. He ate his…