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Farm To Farm

Trees are losing their grip and falling wholesale throughout the North Coast as the ground is satu­rated for the first time in four years, and storm winds are blowing. On…

Bird’s Eye View By Turkey Vulture

 Greetings one and all. If you are sitting comforta­bly then I shall begin. Well, they did it again! Yes folks, Gloria Ross, “The Bishop of Boonville,” and her team of…

For Howard Zinn: LaGuardia & The Truth About Marijuana

Howard Zinn greatly admired Fiorello LaGuardia and in the end the two men had important things in common. They grew up in New York City, two gen­erations apart, sons of…

Great Moments in Public Deliberation

Mendocino County Board of Supervisors Meeting, February 2, 2010. Agenda Item: Approval of Minutes. * * * Board Chair Carre Brown: I think the Clerk put 6c on the agenda,…

I Punched Out The Rat Pack

It was the first 'oil crisis' and I was in high school and had my first VW bug. To control demand for gas, the policy was that you could only…

Who Really Won The Murray Case?

Guest Commentary by Susan Rush, Manchester There was no surprise, on my part, by the article which appeared in the Independent Coast Observer (ICO) by D. Glenn O'Hara on February…

The Oldest Game In Washington

You can see how seriously Obama is taking the hot populist temper of the American people and their eagerness to strangle every banker in the entrails of every insurance executive.…

Mendo’s Major Industries

I thought I overheard the following discussion the other day outside the Ukiah Visitors Center. A man in a tailored suit who was driving a late model BMW was discussing…

Marijuana & Mayhem

The voice mail said: “This is Terry. Something happened… I might not see you for a while. Anyway, I’m glad you weren’t here and didn’t have to see it.” Terry…

Happy Garden

There is a Chinese restaurant in San Francisco a few blocks from my parents’ house. The Garden is indistinguishable from dozens of other Chinese restaurants in Beijing-By-The-Bay: harsh fluorescent lights,…

Bird’s Eye View By Turkey Vulture

Greetings one and all. If you are sitting comforta-bly then I shall begin. A brief column this week as I have had little time to get out and about having…