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Log Rustling, Fort Bragg Style

How an enterprising fisherman and timber worker lost almost half a million in lumber on the Mendo Coast.…

Beyond the Politics: Candidate for Mendo­cino County 5th District Supervisor, Jim Mastin

I met with Jim Mastin at The Redwood Drive-In on a quiet afternoon in Boonville a couple of weeks ago and we sat down to talk in the deserted restaurant…

Farm To Farm

The watermelon seeds finally showed up on Thurs­day, after a month of waiting and harassing the people in the office at United Genetics, or whatever the company name is. Evidently…

Lives & Times of Valley Folks: Sheila Hibbs

I met Sheila at her unusual but very quaint home in an A-Frame building on the Mathias Ranch a few miles south of Boonville. After showing me just a few…

Bird’s Eye View

Greetings one and all. If you are sitting comforta­bly I shall begin. When it rains, it pours. And I’m not talking about the weather. No, I’m referring to another very…

Inside Straight, Fives High: An Evening Of Christian McBride

Jazz is often held to be the most direct form of per­sonal expression: the taciturn cool of Miles (or do I mean cruelty?); the flighty genius of Bird; the strato­spheric…

Who’s In Charge?

Community Services District Manager Serina Wallace has suggested to the Community Services District board that they change the way they budget district operations. Instead of most of the money coming…

Chicken Ridge Penumbras

  The preliminary hearing into the shoot-out on Chicken Ridge, Covelo, was put off again last week. It's a confused event involving a large cast of characters that includes rap…

Health Care Crisis Hits Home

The unthinkable has been thunk. The supervisors discussed the elimination of healthcare coverage for County retirees under the age of 65. …

Bird’s Eye View

Greetings one and all — if you are sitting comforta­bly then I shall begin... With the summer approaching and The Valley ‘getting its groove on’ as some might say, let’s…

Lives & Times of Valley Folks: Tom English

I met with Tom at his home in Rancho Navarro and following a warm welcome from his collies, Nell and Emma, we sat down with a cup of tea and…