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Think Locally, Invest Locally

Not long ago the Ukiah Daily Journal ran an unsigned "In Our Opinion" column entitled "Back to the market we go." The columnist advised readers that, although investing in the…

Enough Rope

It seems that Terry Cohen, age 60, is more afraid of prison than death. He's hung himself three times now on prescription chemicals, and he's still hanging in intensive care…

Delayed Reactions

The odd trio of John McCowen, Ross Liberty and Mike Sweeney would be implausible any place but Mendocino County.…

Farm To Farm

Sunday afternoon was another perfect day for possi­bly accomplishing something, but I spent most of the afternoon mentally and physically preparing for a trial run for our farm's upcoming Variety…

Lives & Times of Valley Folks: Billy W. ‘Bill’ Holcomb

I drove above Ornbaun Road to meet with Bill at the house he and wife Eva have called home since 1976. We sat down with some coffee and a plate…

The Night Of The Living Deadheads

One of my college friends was a Deadhead. He had crates of cassette tapes with labels like “Bucknell, 1971”, Stanford 1973”; “Fillmore East 1970.”  Of an eve­ning he would navigate…

Bird’s Eye View By Turkey Vulture

Greetings one and all. If you are sitting comfortably then I shall begin. Let’s start with the Public Service Announcements. #131. I am told that Variety Show tickets are available…

A Lesson from California’s Students: ‘WE Make The Crisis’

Part Three of Will Parish and Darwin Bond-Graham's series on disaster capitalism, UC style.…

Pathological Greed & Electric

Repeat after me. Pacific Gas and Electric is not a public utility. They would like us to think they are a public utility, but they are not. PG&E is a…

The Anyhow Saloon

Old Yorkville Henry never thought he’d ever get snake bit enough to have to endure 42 days hunkered down inside his backwoods cabin under a near-on relentless barrage of rain,…

A Very Simple Proposal

The Groundswell following Dave Smith’s generous “Draft Scaramella for Supervisor” suggestion has been, ahem, less than underwhelming. Not one letter of support has been received for publication. And I think…