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Letters (Nov. 22, 2017)

History should now fuel the hindsight needed to correct our habitual ways. I refer to the consequences of exposed electrical wires (fire and weather damage) and ongoing maintenance required due…

Wrestling With Art; Ai Weiwei’s ‘Human Flow’

Wrestling With Art; Ai Weiwei’s ‘Human Flow’

Put a lacquered frame around something and hang it on the wall and that thing instantly becomes Art. Or a critique of Art. Or a critique of a critique of…

Step One: Sturgeon Resigns

Step One: Sturgeon Resigns

The result of a closed session meeting of the Mendocino Coast District Hospital Board of Directors on November 14th: Wade Sturgeon has resigned his post as Chief Financial Officer (CFO)…

False Economy

Until I was nine or ten years old and he got promoted, my dad (born 1921) was a wholesale salesman. He worked for Firestone Tire and Rubber way back when…

Mendocino County Today: Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017

Balmy Boonville; 128 Closure; River Breaching; Flash Floods; Election Results; Firing Offense; Truth Serum; Willits News; Male Terrorism; Soto Arrested; Little Dog; Temporary Trailers; Incarcerated; The Kasabians; Yesterday's Catch; Cartoon Men; Puerto Rico; Tax-Funded Molestos; Road Diets; Tax Deal; Net Neutrality; Travel Ban; Redneck Revolt; Franken Grope; County Vacancies; Charlie's Son; Jimtown Drone; Piano Concerts; Teen Leadership…

A Frenzied Murder

A Frenzied Murder

Caleb Silver, standing trial for what prosecutor Tim Stoen called “the frenzied murder” – 11 hammer blows to the head, and a throat slashing that was so ferocious it splattered…

County Notes

Those delayed Prop 172 checks for local fire departments were finally discussed Tuesday. Supervisors Dan Gjerde, Carre Brown and Dan Hamburg all thought that “this year’s” checks were supposed to…

Off the Record (Nov. 22, 2017)

A CYNIC might suspect, and the only way to accurately assess Mendocino County events is cynically, that the charges against the late Peter Keegan were delayed until he was terminally…

Lost In The Mendocino National Forest

Like all misadventures this one started simply enough. In the process of research on the 150-year history of Mendocino County I am writing I decided I should visit the four…

Valley People (Nov. 22, 2017)

Valley People (Nov. 22, 2017)

THOSE SIRENS resounding through Boonville early Saturday a little before 6am, were deputies racing to the scene of a shooting Saturday night on the Manchester reservation. FROM THE SHERIFF: On…

Bird’s Eye View (Nov. 22, 2017)

Thanksgiving is upon us! My favorite holiday of the year when all you have to do is eat, drink, and be merry, and in some case make sure Uncle Fred…

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