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Ambulatory Surgery

When I get home from my Spanish conversation class, there is a message on my answering machine informing me that my operation time has been changed from 7:00 a.m. on…

When There Was Some Compassion…

When There Was Some Compassion…

As the teenager of liberal, civic-minded parents in the mid-1960s I spent every other Saturday afternoon volunteering at Napa State Hospital. Those mornings I piled into my Dad’s Mercury with…

Pot Code Enforcement By Other Means

See if you can spot the common thread from the following selected quotes about marijuana regulation enforcement in northern California. From a Nevada County News Report in “The Union”: “…the…

In The Good Ol’ Summertime

I woke up this morning with the following phrase rattling around in my head: in the absence of rabbits. I don't know where it came from, if it was the…

Not Lost Any More

Not Lost Any More

California's Lost Coast is lost no longer. Permits are now required to hike the northern half, from the mouth of the Mattole River to Black Sands Beach on the outskirts…

Letters (July 12, 2017)

Serious improvements need to be made to mental health services in Mendocino County. The current system is not working. And it has not worked for many years. Today there are…

Crypt Keepers

Crypt Keepers

GALLFLIES are plentiful on planet Earth. There are about 800 species on this continent alone, and another 360 in Europe. They’re tiny critters, barely a quarter of an inch long.…

‘Raw, Disturbing’ Child Abuse Issues Probed

Humboldt County’s Grand Jury has released an annual report that delves into child welfare issues that are “raw, disturbing and should be of concern to all members of our community.”…

Mendo Pot Ordinance Enforcement

Two weeks ago, we ran a story on Calaveras County’s current marijuana dilemma. Calaveras, which like Mendocino County is rural, and not heavily populated, has recently legalized ganja leading to…

Palm Beach

Palm Beach

This exclusive enclave of the ultra-wealthy has gotten a lot of press lately thanks to Trump and his Mar-A-Lago resort. I'd never have gone there if not for a music…

Suicide By Stupidity

America wakes up to astonishing bullshit from its so-called Newspaper of Record and their front page propaganda dump-du-jour. Granted, American education has succeeded in destroying the critical faculties of at…

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