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Trouble at Mendocino Redwood Company

Trouble at Mendocino Redwood Company

In an historic development, employees of Mendocino County's largest timber firm, Mendocino Redwood Company (MRC), are threatening to boycott the company in response to recent management decisions that have undercut…

The Island Mountain Pot Bust

The Island Mountain Pot Bust

Notes from Friday afternoon’s press conference convened by Mendocino County Sheriff Tom Allman with participation from Humboldt County Sheriff Mike Downey and Trinity County Sheriff Bruce Haney and a Fish…

MCPC Signature Drive Fails

MCPC Signature Drive Fails

The Mendocino Cannabis Policy Council came up short of the 5,004 verified signatures it sought by June 22 to place the Mendocino Cannabis Commission 2015 initiative on the county’s fall…

Twist in the Tunnels Plan

When Gov. Jerry Brown announced two weeks ago at an Oakland press conference that he would radically downsize a 100,000-acre wetland restoration job, environmentalists and water policy activists blew the…

Three Sentencings

Timothy Abshire was held to answer and bound over for trial on three felony counts last week, the most prominent being count one, the attempted murder of a police officer.…

Stepping Up Into Mush

When the Board of Supervisors discussed new expenditures in next year’s County budget on Tuesday, June 16, Supervisor Dan Hamburg said that because County revenues have not fully recovered from…

Off the Record (July 1, 2015)

"JUDGE REFUSES to halt homeless center in Fort Bragg." Haven't seen the judge's decision so it's impossible to evaluate his logic. And, we understand Judge Henderson's ruling will be appealed.…

California’s Cap-and-Trade Program

California has arguably taken stronger legislative steps to address climate change than any state in the union. Assembly Bill 32 mandates that the state reduce carbon dioxide emissions to 1990…

The Charmer

The Charmer

The suave, ineffable James Perkins bowed out last week. Took his leave, as it were, from his lovely wife and beloved hometown of Ukiah. Went on a kind of sabbatical,…

Grand Jury: HumCo Needs Regional Fire District

Grand Jury: HumCo Needs Regional Fire District

A Grand Jury report echoes what firefighting officials have been telling Humboldt County — that rural fire departments have substandard equipment…

Bleecker’s Cabin

Julie Cook retired to what she assumed would be the bucolic peace of 22 acres at Third Gate, west of Willits. She jokes that she's "the only person at Third…

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