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G-P Mill Ponds Will Remain Toxic

Taylor Champion, an executive for the Koch brothers’ subsidiary Georgia Pacific, enlivened Fort Bragg’s wait for the fate of the old mill site with a zinger of a letter to…

First People

First People

History is long, but memory is short. Anderson Valley’s early settlers may have arrived in the 1850s, but the valley’s history began millennia earlier, with the coming of Native Americans.…

The Coming End of North Coast Cannabis Culture

No, it’s not the end of cannabis in California. Not yet. Farmers and gardeners will be able to grow and harvest their own plants, if the weed isn’t for sale.…

Off the Record (Jan. 31, 2018)

Off the Record (Jan. 31, 2018)

PINCH YOURSELVES, MENDO OLD TIMERS. In 1970, the local pot industry looked like this. In 2018 it looks like this!…

“Board Certified” & Board Chairs

At a November, 2017, Mendocino Coast District Hospital (MCDH) Board meeting, the Medical Staff Manager made a statement that included the claim that the hospital's physicians “are 100% board certified.”…

Valley People (Jan. 31, 2018)

Valley People (Jan. 31, 2018)

FROM THE COX FAMILY: We wanted to let you know that last night at 5:20pm, Jerry passed away. He had told us earlier that he was ready. It seemed as…

Deciphering Lumberjack Lingo

My father-in-law Andrew Tahja started his working life as a whistle punk. What does that mean? On a logging show often workers cannot see each other and someone off to…

Letters (Jan. 31, 2018)

Apparently it would now cost $94 million to build a new county courthouse in Ukiah, but only $7 million to make the necessary improvements, including seismic and accessibility upgrades, to…

You A Cop?

It was a rough week. On Saturday I was arrested on a simple possesh, on Tuesday I Oscar Robertson'ed, on Wednesday I was again slapped with an 11350 and on…

Mountain Aligning

My friend Fred works for the Mountain Lion Foundation. Can't have a foundation without mountain lions so we must be doing something right here in California. Fred's official title has…

50 Cent, Bitcoin & the New Gospel of Wealth

50 Cent is 42, barely out bankruptcy and rich as sin. His pal Bitcoin turned 9 earlier this month; 17 million have been conjured from the ether (not to be…

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