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The Decline & Fall of Mendocino Apples

The Decline & Fall of Mendocino Apples

Though there are far fewer examples of apples today than when I was a boy it is good to know that last weekend's gathering in Boonville was still called the…

KZYX Board Goes To Point Arena

In response to requests from South Coast members, the KZYX Board met for the first time in its twenty-six years of existence in the town of Point Arena. Directors Clay…

Sending The Message That’s Seldom Received

Judge David Nelson didn’t want to send Jared Soinila to prison for gross vehicular manslaughter — Count One, and Count Two, DUI resulting in great bodily harm — but the…

Off the Record (Sept. 21, 2016)

WHERE’S WOODHOUSE? No one is offering any substantive explanation, just vague references to a “personal family situation,” but the third district supervisor has not attended the last two meetings, and…

The Sordid Side Of The Love Drug

The Sordid Side Of The Love Drug

The Emerald Triangle’s underground marijuana industry, with its backwoods setting and its code of silence, has given rise to widespread exploitation of women including numerous cases of violent sexual abuse.…

Growing Up On The Mendocino Coast

Growing Up On The Mendocino Coast

My father Carlo Scaramellla left his family in the tiny town of Delebio, in Northern Italy, to come to Northern California in 1900. He felt that the Catholic Church demanded…

Sheriff Tom Allman & Mental Illness in Mendocino

A specter is haunting Mendocino: the specter of mental illness. No one knows that story better, both personally and professionally, than Thomas D. Allman who has served as the county…

‘Ukiah — More Than Just A Pretty Place’

This slogan of the Ukiah Main Street Program makes one gasp and stretch one’s eyes.  I had to look at the Main Street web page to see how pretty the…

Off the Record (Sep 14, 2016)

ADD TO THE LONG LIST of things I didn't know — Vince DiMaggio is buried in the Fort Bragg Cemetery. The famous ballplayer, just before he became famous as one…

Only A True Gun Nut Knows For Sure

Readers who found it reprehensible that the three Guatemalan nationals caught trimming at a commercial pot grow in Laytonville were charged with cultivation and possession for sale will be relieved…

Mendo Support Caravan Heads to Oil Pipeline Stand-Off

Mendo Support Caravan Heads to Oil Pipeline Stand-Off

While Sierra Rose Alexander was growing up on the Northern Cheyenne reservation in southeastern Montana, several influential members of the tribe were keen on leasing reservation land to Arch Coal…

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