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Waiting For Ortner

The great transition from one privatized mental health entity to another private mental health entity is just over a month away and nobody knows how many clients there are or…

The Fisher Octopus

The Fisher Octopus

The Fisher family's roughly $10 billion in assets are spread across an opaque web of globe-spanning investments. One of their main money vehicles is Sansome Partners, the San Francisco- and…

The AVA Recommends

The AVA Recommends

President — Bernie Sanders. Hillary is simply unthinkable and twice as dangerous as Trump. US Senator — Kamala Harris. Very smart, good on the issues, one of those rare Democrats…

The Poor Hippy Myth

The Mendocino County Grand Jury has published its findings on District Attorney David Eyster’s innovative Marijuana Restitution Program, called 11470.2, and in doing so this august body has perpetuated the…

Off the Record (May 25, 2016)

MUCH EDU-UNHAPPINESS among parents with children enrolled in the Fort Bragg schools, much of it focused on Superintendent Chuck Bush and Bush's three stolid supporters on the Fort Bragg School…

After Measure U

After Measure U

When I entered this world the Macdonald family had already been engaged in the dual activities of cattle ranching and sheep herding for decades. On the Great Plains, at the…

El Nino Rains Could Boost Sudden Oak Death

El Nino Rains Could Boost Sudden Oak Death

Humboldt County’s winter and early spring rainfall could intensify the spread of the pathogen that causes Sudden Oak Death (SOD) but the outcome won’t be known for another year or…

Be Wary, Wary, Wary

Be Wary, Wary, Wary

Last week I attended four public meetings in three days. It would have been three in one day if I hadn't taken time out to castrate a bull calf here…

June’s Odd Collection of Candidates

June’s Odd Collection of Candidates

  Investigation of the June ballot reveals an odd roster of candidates indeed. Candidates for Senate to replace Barbara Boxer... Pamela Elizondo. Green. (No ballot statement). (Ms. E is a…

Pekin v. Faulder — Mr. Nice Guys

Pekin v. Faulder — Mr. Nice Guys

When somebody runs for judge around here it’s nothing but a popularity contest for the voters. Unless you happen to know the candidate personally — and therefore can reasonably expect…

Yes or No on V

Before you can have a proposition on the ballot you have to gather a group of proponents. These are the folks who frame the argument’s wording, collect voters signatures to…

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