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County Notes

This Week’s Dubious Tax Expenditures — Anne Molgaard, Assistant/Acting Director of Health and Human Services has asked the Board of Supervisors to provide a generous Auto Allowance like other department…

A Letter to the Defense Bar

A number of the lawyers at the Office of the Public Defender have communicated certain innuendos about your trusty courthouse correspondent, namely that I am too friendly with law enforcement…

Behold Lake-Mendo Mobile Home Estates!

Behold Lake-Mendo Mobile Home Estates!

Truth and integrity, like beauty, are in the eye of the beholder. Behold Lake Mendocino Mobile Home Estates, a senior (55-plus) mobile home park north of Ukiah’s city limits and…

Fort Bragg & The Mill Site

Fort Bragg & The Mill Site

On a brisk and wintery Fort Bragg morning November 27, walking down to city hall, for the Mayor’s open meeting I had the whimsical notion how odd it was that…

Off the Record (Dec. 6, 2017)

CAPTAIN FATHOM WRITES: “Enclosed find the $20 we borrowed. Clean and sober after a month ‘rest’ at Tom Allman’s retreat.” AMERICANS will be relieved to know that there are roughly…

County Notes

According to governmentjobs.com Mendo is looking for several new senior people: Ag Commissioner, Assistant Auditor, Assistant Public Defender, Chief Probation Officer, Planning and Building Director, and Shelter Supervisor.…

CA’s Stringent New Pot Regs

CA’s Stringent New Pot Regs

Last week we discussed the new rules adopted by the State Water Resources Control Board (“State Water Board), establishing strict environmental standards for cannabis cultivation in order to protect water…

Failure To Appear

Clevon Grant, nabbed by the long arm of the law, was in court last week, and I had to sit through his failure to appear hearing just to button-hole District…

Off the Record (Nov. 29, 2017)

Off the Record (Nov. 29, 2017)

The outbuilding at the Trough that burned the other night was used to store left-over stuff from the parking lot yard sales that used to go on at the Trough.…

Step One: Sturgeon Resigns

Step One: Sturgeon Resigns

The result of a closed session meeting of the Mendocino Coast District Hospital Board of Directors on November 14th: Wade Sturgeon has resigned his post as Chief Financial Officer (CFO)…

A Frenzied Murder

A Frenzied Murder

Caleb Silver, standing trial for what prosecutor Tim Stoen called “the frenzied murder” – 11 hammer blows to the head, and a throat slashing that was so ferocious it splattered…

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