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Transfusion Needed At Coast Hospital

There won't be blood, but there might be equivocation. Come November 8th, I won't be voting for Donald Trump nor will I be choosing to support Hilary Clinton. Keep that…

Coast Hospital Popularity Survey

The Mendocino Coast District Hospital (MCDH) held a special Board of Directors, Finance Committee, and Planning Committee meeting October 12th. The only subject at hand: an August phone survey of…

Woodswork In The 1930s

My uncle Forrest was the youngest of Lillian Robertson and John Macdonald's six children. Forrest's childhood nickname was Huck, the characteristics associated with that moniker separated his personality from that…

Coast Hospital: Slouching Toward Bankruptcy

The Mendocino Coast District Hospital (MCDH) Board of Directors held a meeting Thursday night, September 29th. Maybe you didn't hear about it. No worries, they only approved $4 million worth…

Hare Creek Heats Up

The City of Fort Bragg held an Environmental Impact Report (EIR) scoping session Monday, September 19th at Town Hall on the topic of yet another shopping center project near Hare…

The Decline & Fall of Mendocino Apples

The Decline & Fall of Mendocino Apples

Though there are far fewer examples of apples today than when I was a boy it is good to know that last weekend's gathering in Boonville was still called the…

Dry Heaving in Paradise

In the chilly hours of morning we folded our tent, rolled our rain fly and gazed up toward the steep climb ahead. There are higher passes along the John Muir…

Coast Hospital Tries To Stop The Bleeding

Mendocino Coast District Hospital's Planning Committee met on August 16th in Fort Bragg. By meeting's end the six members of the committee, chaired by retired nurse Kitty Bruning, reached consensus…

I Was There

You Are There was a 1940s and 50s CBS radio and television series in which 20th Century reporters pretended to be at significant historical events from centuries gone by.  In…

Sierra Stories

Three of us, the brother/sister team of Nick and E.B. along with yours truly, started our planned ninety-five mile trek on the John Muir Trail late in July. I can't…

Thunder and Lightning

We're at the Denny's in Bishop by 5:05 a.m. To beat the heat. It has been 106 degrees Fahrenheit or more in Bishop for days. A surprising number of other…