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How Not To Grow Pot

"Oh crap," I thought to myself as my old pickup truck rattled to a stop in front of the barn, "This ain't good.” It was early morning on November 2nd,…

Last Week’s Coast Transfer Station Meeting

It was not a contentious meeting. No punches, no curses. Sweeney [County trash administrator] read the EIR revisions out loud at a special FB City Council meeting attended by four…

A Power Lunch In Calpella

The caterers had just arrived and were setting out a sumptuous buffet on trestle tables — all organic — gleaming chafing dishes on white table cloths, coolers full of kombucha,…

Off the Record (Jun 22, 2016)

MENDOSPORTSPLUS EXPRESSES PERFECTLY EVERYONE'S FRUSTRATION Wow. Mendo Voting Process. What A Joke!! County 800 Number 'Disconnected, No Longer In Service.' As we previously posted, the MSP household received their Mendocino…

Delusion Or Optimism?

The Supervisors and County staff are either faking it or they're genuinely pleased at the otherwise invisible transition of Mental Health services from Yuba City-based Ortner Management Group to the…

The Courtroom As Porn Parlor

After two long weeks of pornography — albeit audio as opposed to visual — the evidence was in and the defendant, an aspiring rap star from San Bernardino, was found…

Off the Record (Jun 15, 2016)

BAD NEWS from the north. We understand that Linda Williams has left her long-time job with The Willits News. An excellent reporter, Linda's loss is one more sign that the…

Election Notes

Election Notes

Over half of Tuesday’s Mendo votes remain uncounted. We’re not surprised to see the now annual vote count disclaimer from the Elections office, and will spare you, dear reader, the County…

A Brief History of the Justice Courts of Mendocino County

A Brief History of the Justice Courts of Mendocino County

Thank you for Bob Dempel’s article about Judge Manning and the old Sanel Justice Court in Hopland (AVA, May 18, 2016). Like Mr. Dempel, I have listened to Judge Manning’s…

536 Donuts Later…

The June 30 deadline for the County’s conversion from Ortner Management Group (OMG) to Redwood Quality Management Company (RQMC) is just a few weeks away now. The County will exchange…

The Methods Of Meth-Heads

Caught with a bag of go-fast big enough to fuel a rocketship, Mark Johnson of 581 Locust Lane in Willits said the 53 grams stashed in his cool-o secret closet…

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