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Mendocino Media

Mendocino Media

My uncle, the late 5th District Supervisor Joe Scaramella, was an avid reader all his life. He described the county’s media during his tour in office in the 1950s and…

River Views

The January 26th edition of The Mendocino Beacon ran a story headlined “Fort Bragg ax attacker convicted.” What readers may have missed is that the story was not written by…

National Intervention

National Intervention

It’s been a whirl-wind. Back to school after a holiday break for all of us. Bulbs in the ground, waiting for spring to start their sprouting. Meanwhile, a breath of…

Virtual Graffiti: You #%@#$&!!

Mindless yelling at one another is not new, nor is anti-intellectualism, but they do seem to be more ubiquitous nowadays.…

Insurrection Of Thought

“Give to every other human being every right you claim for yourself — that is my doctrine.” — Thomas Paine “What constitutes the bulwark of our own liberty and independence?…

What’s Going On?

What’s Going On?

One of my guilty pleasures is watching sports highlights on my computer, many of which are prefaced by thirty-second ads for shoes, cars, beer, and the Army.…

How I Met The KZYX News Department

KZYX is advertising for a news director. Paul Hanson has resigned. I hope Hanson’s departure wasn’t inspired by an odd few hours two weeks ago that began with Hanson’s visit…

Off The Record

This Week: David Eyster's promising start; Willits' blue-clay slip-slide; Jerry Brown's big lie; and much more …

Poets & Artists

“The poet’s only responsibility is to write fresh lines.”–Charles Olson With all due respect to the organization known as Poets & Writers, I have always felt that if there’s no…

The Forgotten People

A computer engineer by profession, Salam Talib had moonlighted in Bagdad as a translator and driver for foreign progressive journalists during the early years of the US invasion and occupation.…

The MCN Report

The history and highly unusual arrangement of Mendocino Community Network owned and operated by Mendocino Unified School District has come up for discussion recently among certain limited circles on the…

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