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Fort Bragg Notes

The Georgia Pacific mill site is once again in play. 320 acres of the most beautiful coastal acreage in California or actually in the world has once again merited the…

Drunk Lawyers, Doctors Who Kill

The sensational DUI trial of a lawyer for the Office of the Public Defender, Lindsay Peak, ended in a mistrial before we could cover the second week of testimony, so…

Off the Record (March 15, 2017)

THE FOLLOWING POST appeared last week on Sheriff Allman’s Facebook page: "Hello my Facebook Community. I thank you all for the support I receive around the county each day. I…

Mistrial Declared

Mistrial Declared

UPDATE: Moorman just granted a mistrial in Peak driving case. Document disclosure the issue. Jury had sent notice a verdict had been reached. But jurors sent home after mistrial declared.…

Coast Hospital: Déjà Vu Again

The takeaway from last week's Coast Hospital piece was this: In the fall of 2016 Mendocino Coast District Hospital's Chief Financial Officer (CFO) downplayed the seriousness of billing and coding…

Off the Record (March 8, 2017)

Off the Record (March 8, 2017)

MENDOCINO COUNTY’S tweaker community may be unaware of their preferred drug’s appropriately grim history. The fat guy with Hitler was his doctor, the man who regularly injected the One True…

Fort Bragg Notes

I spent the morning talking to Fort Bragg's development director, Marie Jones. She expressed a quiet dismay and gentle sympathy over the fate of my ship, which is after all a local…

Mendo’s Pot Program Budget

We recently asked the County’s CEO office a few questions about how the County was handling the budget for the new medical marijuana permit program. Deputy CEO (and County Budget…

A Case In Point

The first 911 call said that someone was dropping rocks off the Perkins Street overpass onto Highway 101. When Patrol Sergeant Noble Waidelich of the CHP arrived he could see…

Coast Hospital Falls Behind

The Mendocino Coast District Hospital (MCDH) Board of Directors have denied Dr. Peter Glusker's attempt to have his recent censure rescinded. Glusker was censured by his fellow board members in…

Off the Record (March 1, 2017)

KELISHA ALVAREZ, now a legendary street person in the Ukiah valley, came to court last Wednesday under double guard, and dressed in the day-glow chartreuse coveralls that the jail uses…

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