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Nevermind Unfunded Pensions and the Mentally Ill in Jail: Let’s Buy A Big New Courthouse!

Coast psychiatrist Dr. Mark Klein was back before the Board last week to present a follow-up to his previous informal request: a draft of a resolution “supporting treatment not incarceration…

‘I’m Outta My Water’

On October 6 the Board of Supervisors unani­mously approved the 200-unit housing development project south of Ukiah known as “Garden’s Gate.” Ironists traveling Ukiah's State Street north of Gar­den's Gate…

Desert’s Gate Welcomes You To Ukiah

In early 2005, Ukiah Developer Chris Stone imagined his Garden’s Gate development for an abandoned vineyard parcel south of Ukiah. Almost five years later, and just last week, the County…

Elephant? What Elephant?

DA Lintott told the Supervisors last week that crime was up. She didn’t mention that “disorderly conduct” arrests are also up, way up, but many of these arrests go unprosecuted…

What Kind of Supervisor Would John McCowen Be?

KZYX listeners are famously tolerant of audio tedium. But even they may recall Ukiah City Councilman John McCowen's long-winded appearances on the evening news when the droning Ukiah City Councilman…

‘Of Paramount Importance’

  Improbable as it sounds, yes, The state has made it official – it's “borrowing” 8% of our Community Services District’s property tax money. District General Manager Serina Wallace estimates…

Septic Easements & Other Effluent

Mendocino County is broke and getting broker by the week. Just last week the State announced that it was “borrowing” another $3 million from Mendocino County and proportionate amounts from…

Saving Deputy Walker

Mendocino County is broke, and broker by the day. All branches of County government, including the Sheriff's Department, have been forced to cut expenditures. Along with the proposed cuts there’s…

Tempers Flare, Priorities Flee

On July 14 the Mendocino County Board of Supervisors came back from a wholly unearned three week vacation to take care of such crucial business as whether or not the…

Chief Gets a Raise, A Big Raise

Five percent over five years will bring Chief Wilson’s pay from $56,805 to about $72.5k per year when he retires. Chief Tunzi of the Comptche Volunteer Fire Department is not…

The Bad News Keeps on Coming

Last week we reported that this County's once thriving timber industry had collapsed. This week, we find that the County’s beleaguered hospitality business was struggling too. At the June 23rd…