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Revenge Of A Wild Thing

Anderson Valley Fire Chief Andres Avila was resting on his back porch at his Yorkville home on a recent Sunday evening. It was a little after 8pm. The Chief was…

A Hostile Takeover Of Emergency Services

THE SUPES VOTED 3-1 TUESDAY to proceed with the privatization of county dispatch services and inland ambulance services. The beneficiariary of the county’s latest give away will be the global…

Keep Mendo’s Ambulance Services Local

Keep Mendo’s Ambulance Services Local

In 2013, the second of two expensive studies pointed out the obvious: Mendocino County’s emergency medical services were inadequately funded, uncoordinated, hard to staff and fragile. At about that same…

Pot Mess Gets Messier

Pot Mess Gets Messier

After Tuesday's presentation about the county's new cannabis cultivation program by the people administering it, newly seated Third District Supervisor Georgeanne Croskey asked interim code enforcement chief (and former Ukiah…

Pot Code Enforcement By Other Means

See if you can spot the common thread from the following selected quotes about marijuana regulation enforcement in northern California. From a Nevada County News Report in “The Union”: “…the…

‘Somebody’s Been Padding The Bills’

‘Somebody’s Been Padding The Bills’

Caltrans Spokesperson Phil Frisbie has released an “explanation” from Caltrans District 1 Director Matt Brady about why Caltrans failed to include $159 million in their Willits bypass cost report. Frisbie’s…

The New Pot Growth Industry

The New Pot Growth Industry

We happened on an April presentation by a young State Water Board staffer named Jeff Parks in Willits. Parks was rapping, one might say in the lingo of the Summer…

Promo Scam-A-Rama

Promo Scam-A-Rama

MENDOCINO COUNTY’S hydra-headed Promotional Alliance reports that they’re doing a great job and would promote the heck out of the county if they got more money. THE AMORPHOUS GROUP of…

Looking Back At Wanda

Looking Back At Wanda

Professor Don Foster's 1999 book "Author Unknown: On the Trail of Anonymous" solves what the editor of "The Letters of Wanda Tinasky" grandly called "The Literary Mystery of the Decade"…

Mendo Jumps Into Bed With The Pot Industry

Mendo’s Final Budget for 2017-2018 (July 2017-June 2018) assumes they’ll get something like $1.7 million in pot taxes and permit fees. According to the anonymous budget notes, “The new discretionary…

Lost in the Fog

We first encountered Point Arena School Counselor Holly Rawlins back in 2010 when she was a called as a witness at the civil trial when Point Arena Elementary School Principal…

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