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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…

Remembering Norm Vroman

It’s a given among local law enforcement that at the time of his death, Mendo DA Norm Vroman, the accidental anarchist, was being investigated by federal authorities for marijuana and…

Every Last Drop

Every Last Drop

The first meeting of the Board of the Ukiah Valley Basin Groundwater Sustainability Agency Board was Wednesday, May 10. This is a state-mandated “Joint Powers Agency” formed in response to…

Bud & Breakfast

Yes, marijuana inns furrowed the burdened brows of County leadership last week: “Mendocino County Board of Supervisors Cannabis Workshop, Tuesday, May 2, 2017.” Er, what’s a marijuana inn? It’s a…

What Happened To Mountain View Road?

What Happened To Mountain View Road?

When Williams Communications first proposed to bury miles of "wholesale" fiber optic cable under two of Mendo's rural County roads back in 2000, Governor Gray Davis's PUC over-ruled the state…

Deputy Massey Looks Back

(This is the final segment of our interview with Mendocino County’s only and probably last black deputy, Orell Massey.) AVA: What’s your experience with domestic violence cases and the current…

Deputy Massey Looks Back

AVA: What's your experience testifying in court? I gather that most deputies try to avoid it. It seems like sometimes the officer is on trial to prove that all the…

Deputy Massey Looks Back

AVA: How much prostitution have you encountered in your duties? Massey: I've only run across a few cases. I don't think it's that widespread. But there is some occurring in…

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