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Inside The Hamburg Pot Bust

At a dramatic preliminary hearing for self-described marijuana activist Laura Hamburg last Thursday, retired Superior Court Judge James Luther threw out all the evidence the Sheriff's Department obtained during the…

Inside The Hamburg Pot Bust

At a dramatic preliminary hearing for self-described marijuana activist Laura Hamburg last Thursday, retired Superior Court Judge James Luther threw out all the evidence the Sheriff's Department obtained during the…

Martin Mileck’s Potter Valley Dump

As a public service, and as a guide to how Mendocino County and its haphazard media phlegmatically conspire to bamboozle the public let's deconstruct a recent story about Martin Mileck's…

Watershed Group Update

Assembly Bill 2121 ("Protecting North Coast Fisheries") was signed into law in 2004. It called for the State Water Resources Control Board to issue a new draft North Coast Instream…

Will Mendo Ever Again Have Affordable Housing?

Back in 2004 the Ukiah office of Legal Services of Northern California (formerly Redwood Legal) sued Mendocino County because the County's "Housing Element," a state-mandated ingredient of county general plans,…

What Really Happened To Marvin Noble

Remember the Marvin Noble case? Noble was shot dead by Ukiah Police back in 1998 when he tried to walk back to his Ukiah apartment after the Mendocino Mental Health…

The Mendo Pot Chronicles

A cautionary tale, versions of which have happened here, and will continue to happen here. On January 9th of this year, Rex Farrance, 59, a long-time technical editor of PC…

The Return of Bruce Anderson

MS: Why have you returned? BA: I didn't want the paper to fall into the wrong hands. MS: Whose hands would those be? BA: Pick a name or an entity.…

Supervisors Have Ball Removed

THERE ARE TWO conventional schools of thought about why the Supervisors fired their relatively new Chief Executive Officer John Ball last Wednesday in a special closed session. (The Supes themselves…

The Blind Leading the Ophthalmologists: Hospital Mulls $10 Bond (Or Tax)

There were four different official versions of the recent departure of Coast Hospital's Chief Financial Officer Jacob Lewis. Hospital Business Development Director Heather Paulsen described Lewis's departure as "taking on…

The Staff Runs the Show: Planning Commission Votes To Do Nothing About Esterlina Winery’s Roadside Parking

A suspicious odor of deja vu permeated the Supervisors Chambers in Ukiah last Thursday afternoon when the Mendocino County Planning Commission considered a modification of Esterlina Winery's Holmes Ranch use…