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Handel’s Executioners

The horrifying accounts of Thursday night’s execution of Kenneth Williams by lethal injection in Arkansas demonstrated not only the inhumane nature of this latest state-sanctioned killing, but also the power…

A Sun of One’s Own

It was a day in name only, unidentifiable by simple observation. A look out the window, generally sufficient to get a rough idea of one's orbital position vis-a-vis the sun,…

The Tyranny Of Food & The Freedom Not To Eat

In a land in which food has become a secular religion I have chosen to become a heretic and a non-believer. Once upon a time, I lived to eat. Now…

Horrible Harvests

The Savings Bank of Mendocino County published Rainfall amounts on a small card several years ago. I look at this card often due to a long rainy winter this year.…

Mexico Roadblock

I still don't know why I blew through that checkpoint outside Mazatlan on my last drive North up through Mexico even though the police went out in the middle of…

20th Century Fred

Just arrived in the mailbox is a book called Dangerous Grounds, which recounts how coffeehouses set up near Army bases became hangouts for soldiers during the Vietnam War era. I…

Letters (May 3, 2017)

As many readers of this paper probably know there has been great turmoil within the California Grange system fomented by the head organization, the National Grange, who wanted California to…

Valley People (May 3, 2017)

DUDE FEST has come and gone. Thousands of beer drinkers descended on the Anderson Valley for Saturday’s crowded event at the Boonville Fairgrounds and, by Sunday night, they were gone.…

Bird’s Eye View (May 3, 2017)

A boon in Boonville? Debatable. Well the 21st Annual AV Brewing Company’s Beer Festival in Boonville has come and gone with plenty of fanfare and thousands of visitors. and like…

Mendocino County Today: Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Bud & Breakfast; Rena Moore; Greasy Martinez; Little Dog; Strong-armed Anderson; Grange or Guild; Candyman; Rough Talk; Ukiah Workload; Split-rail Fence; Immigrant Distinctions; Yesterday's Catch; Protest Rights; Idiot Clinton; Swamp Thing; Hippie Invasion; Icelandic Teens; Mendo Greems; DNC Fraud; Library Events; Marco Radio; Artist Presentation; Naturalist/Gardener; The Madrones; That Man…

Painful Truths At Coast Hospital

At an April 25th Finance Committee meeting, Mendocino Coast District Hospital (MCDH) Chief Financial Officer Wade Sturgeon and Chief Executive Officer Bob Edwards introduced a proposed budget for the 2017/2018…

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