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Red-Riding Hood’s Mommy — A Wolf?

A lot of ghouls come through the Mendocino County Courthouse, scary characters who seem to gallop down from deep in the hills as the rest of us silently wonder: “These…

Off the Record (Oct 29, 2014)

Off the Record (Oct 29, 2014)

CALIFORNIA WILL NO LONGER HAVE A POLICY of segregating prison inmates following a lawsuit that claimed the practice was unconstitutional. In the past, prison officers have locked inmates in cells…

The Central Committee

Great Uncle John used to tote his gallon jug to Newgard’s Store in Albion once a month to refill it with whiskey. In local election years he packed that jug…

What’s In Your Wallet?

“Nicole Wright?” Not a soul in the crowded courtroom stirred when her name was called. She was just another anonymous fish in drab green jailhouse coveralls. But the apparent Ms.…

Off the Record (Oct 22, 2014)

Off the Record (Oct 22, 2014)

THE WEASELS of the Demo Central Committee are pulling out all the stops to vilify Lindy Peters. As they do everywhere in the County, from school boards to supervisor, the…

KZYX 25th Birthday Bash

KZYX 25th Birthday Bash

More than 275 people attended the afternoon of music, dance and shout outs to past and present KZYX staff, board members and volunteers.…

California’s North Coast Water Relics

California’s North Coast Water Relics

In roughly three weeks, the relatively slim percentage of Californians who vote in the Nov. 2014 election will decide on a politically contentious (is there any other kind of water…

DA Rips County Counsel

DA David Eyster’s remarks to the Board of Supervisors stunned everyone in earshot (Tuesday, Oct 7) because it’s extremely unusual in Mendocino County for a lawyer to public denounce a…

Sharecroppers

Sharecroppers

My grandfather was a sharecropper — otherwise I would have been as ignorant of it as the pot pharmas are who practice it today. It’s a holdover from feudalism, established…

More Turbulence At Coast Hospital

After sitting through the Mendocino Coast District Hospital candidates’ forum on October 6th, I promised myself I’d say something positive or at least charitable about said facility. So here’s what…

Off the Record (Oct 15, 2014)

Off the Record (Oct 15, 2014)

WHEN ELAINE Matthews, 72, was arrested Monday night at her Little River home for an alleged assault on her boyfriend, James Meacham, 65, we took one look at her booking…

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