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Guns & Doors

Every time I knock politely on a door, the traditional and accepted manner of requesting ingress, consultation, or succor from whomever is behind it, and am greeted with a firearm…

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…

The Organs Of Salamanca

Histories of the organ draw a stark distinction between the instrument’s origins in antiquity, where it was deployed in the arena to accompany gladiatorial combat, and its later life in…

Coast Hospital: Code Red (Ink)

According to a long time employee of Mendocino Coast District Hospital (MCDH), the President of that institution's Board of Directors, Steve Lund, attempted to harass and intimidate the employee during…

Bird’s Eye View (Aug. 2, 2017)

Bird’s Eye View (Aug. 2, 2017)

Tensions inside the White House grew tauter as Mr. Trump’s new communications director, Anthony Scaramucci [he was fired Monday], appeared to accuse the chief of staff, Reince Priebus, of leaking…

The Hitchhiker’s Worst Nightmare

The Hitchhiker’s Worst Nightmare

Last week a Utah man, presently an inmate in Oregon, was brought to the Ukiah courthouse for a preliminary hearing on charges that he essentially tried to kill three hitchhikers…

Malcolm X and Muhammad Ali on the Deceptive Liberal

The Genocidal Namesake Of The Hastings School Of Law

The Genocidal Namesake Of The Hastings School Of Law

A stern visage, the very picture of 19th century rectitude, looked down on passersby from a banner at the corner of McAllister and Larkin, fin de siècle San Francisco. The…

Addiction

I ditched my last substance addiction on May 28th, 1988. I was at a party talking to the wife of a friend. As we conversed, I put a Marlboro into…

The Brotherhood of BOMP

Word on the street is, things are pretty rough out there, "out there" being the world in general and the United States specifically. I hear, and read, about it every…

The Brilliance of Velasquez

It there’s one comfort to be had in the mad scrum of high summer tourism it is that the crowds can still be escaped, even with just a few deft…