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Mendocino County Today: Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017

Bypass Pain; Care-a-Van FB; Comptche Quizards; Cannabis Hour; Community Awards; Grade Fire; Captain Fathom; Stalag High; Power Question; Tweek Veek; Scams Aplenty; Begley Search; Emergency Broadcast; Blackberry Festival; Casino Going; Water Catcher; BayAreans; Little Dog; General Plans; Granados Parole; Miller's Strikes; Early Releasers; Yesterday's Catch; Legal Abortion; Civil Disorder; Button Finger; Art Classes; Still Mind; Sober Fest…

3,768 Miles Of Backroad America

I’m weird. I admit it. I go on a 3,768-mile car ride through Eastern and Midwestern back roads and I find the strangest darn things to get excited about, or…

Valley People (Aug. 9, 2017)

Valley People (Aug. 9, 2017)

SCANNERS throughout the county crackled to life Sunday about 7pm with reports of a shooting in the Rancho Navarro sub-division. It was soon confirmed that William “Willie” Martinez, 55, was…

Manfully Hanged

The history of Mendocino is dotted here and there with mortal crimes. In the broadest sense, the early years following the California Gold Rush filled the calendar with mass murder…

Letters (Aug. 9, 2017)

Coupla weeks ago super-drunk dude crashes car at Highway 128 and Masonite Road resulting in fire. Dude arrested then released. Returns to Rancho Navarro neighborhood and kills an associate Sunday…

That Clancy Sigal Sound

That Clancy Sigal Sound

I learned of Clancy Sigal’s death on July 16th only on returning home Saturday to Ithaca, New York after five weeks on the road. I owed him an email. I’d…

Bird’s Eye View (Aug. 9, 2017)

First “This Trump Thing,” formerly the US Presidency. So the madness goes on! I am referring to the continuing dismissals of top government officials that President* Trump has shown to…

You Get What You Pay For

I was on the yard yesterday morning, alternately running and walking laps — it's just too blasted hot for uninterrupted running, even at eight a.m. — and saw a chap…

I Hope I Don’t Go To Jail

I Hope I Don’t Go To Jail

It was such a lovely summer. The novel I’m working on was already at 200 pages and more. I decided to take a break. We went to France—Finisterre and Brittany…

Mendocino County Today: Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017

Hospital Questions; Saner Arraignment; Missing Kayaker; Little Dog; BOS Comments; Crazy Leaders; Duh Headlines; Ideal City; Suspect Photos; 101 Accident; Yesterday's Catch; Insurance Litigators; Wine Saturation; Dunkirk Whitewash; Anger Everywhere; Tractor Work; Greens Meeting; Vicente Book…

Local Control Of Pot?

I think a lot of us who were players to one degree or another in this ever-evolving new marijuana world came into it with our eyes wide shut when it…

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