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AN UPPER-LEVEL LOW will clip far northwest California today, bringing showers mainly to Del Norte, Humboldt and Trinity Counties. Inland temperatures will trend cooler through Monday, when another cold front will bring a more widespread shot of light to moderate rain. Yet another cold front will pass by with beneficial rain late Wednesday or Thursday. (NWS)
24 NEW COVID CASES reported in Mendocino County yesterday afternoon.
WHERE’S JOHN DAVIS?
The Mendocino County Sheriff's Office and Mendocino County Search & Rescue Team are continuing a missing person search for the third consecutive day in the area of Highway 162 at the 8-mile bridge near Covelo.
The missing person was last seen on 10-24-21 in the early morning hours while camping/hunting with family.
Today there are approximately 50 searchers with mutual aid Search & Rescue assistance from Alameda County, Contra Costa County, Sonoma County, San Mateo County, Napa County, Placer County, Nevada County, Cal ESAR and the California Air National Guard.
Search efforts consist of ground, motorized, K9 and aerial search teams.
The missing person is identified as being:
John Davis, 48 year-old male from Humboldt County (see photo), standing 5 feet 11 inches tall, weighing 220 lbs with brown hair and blue eyes.
Last seen wearing: Camouflage Rain Jacket, Neon Green pants with reflective stripe.
Anyone with information that could help search efforts is asked to call the Mendocino County Sheriff's Office at 707-463-4086.
Oktoberfest Lunch 10/30 at the Yorkville Market
October is winding to its end and we have another delicious meal for you!
Chef B has prepared Choucroute; Alsatian-style pork, apples and taters cooked in kraut, featuring Roundman sausage and housemade apple-caraway kraut. Served with German carrot salad with dill and honey-orange dressing.
No costumes will be needed to enjoy this special lunch menu (feel free to be festive if you wish!) but please wear a mask ;-)
We will be closed on Sunday so I can enjoy the day with my kiddos.
Wishing you all a spoooooky Halloween!
Lisa at the Yorkville Market
ANNUAL COMPTCHE HALLOWEEN PARADE (photos provided by Chuck Wilcher)
REDWOOD CITY MAN KILLED IN UKIAH PLANE CRASH
A Redwood City man was identified as the person killed in a plane crash Thursday afternoon in Ukiah.
Todd Michael Parsons, 43, died in the crash at Ukiah Regional Airport, according to the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office.
He was the only person on board the plane when it crashed and flipped over, according to the Federal Aviation Administration.
The crash, which involved a Cessna 172 M Skyhawk light plane, occurred around 1:14 p.m. at the south end of the Ukiah Regional Airport, according to a statement from the city of Ukiah. The runway, closed following the crash, was reopened around 11:30 a.m. Friday, according to airport spokesman Greg Owen.
Ukiah Valley Fire responded to the wrecked plane, which local news site MendoFever reported was upside-down and had damaged landing gear.
“It looked like he was landing,” Owen said. “The airplane hit the ground and there was a fatality.”
The plane was flying from Napa, Owen said. It was not known to airport staff, according to the city.
Authorities have not yet identified the cause of the crash.
Investigators with National Transportation Safety Board and the FAA were at the airport Friday gathering evidence and examining the location and wreckage.
A preliminary report will be published in about two weeks, said NTSB spokesman Eric Weiss. The probable cause of the crash will be explained in the final report, which will be released in one to two years from now.
PG&E MAKES MORE FRIENDS EVERY DAY IN THE ANDERSON VALLEY
A LOCAL READER WRITES: How are you handling the persistent intrusion and over-reach of Coleman? They are returning to the property repeatedly, marking trees (including redwoods), halfway trimming the trees beneath the power lines, and leaving standing dead trees with firewood literally stacked the base of them. Now, they keep coming BACK to mark even more trees waaaaaay beyond the fire code scope.
There aren't even any power lines near the trees that they marked today. Pink means trim and yellow means remove entirely. Orange paint means don't touch. We have all three but they trimmed the orange one with no regard for the color-coding. Does anyone know the official scope of PG&E and how far Coleman and the other subcontractors can go on someone's property? It's our understanding that they can clear beneath the lines and twelve feet on either side. Does anyone know what happens if you refuse permission to enter?
FORT BRAGG’S DISPENSARY PROBLEM
If you are interested in saving our downtown business district you may be interested in the meeting to be held on November 8th at Town Hall by our city council discussing new dispensary zoning regulations. This is our town and these are our elected officials doing this.
I believe it is our duty as the citizens of this town to protect our properties and our downtown business district. If you attend these meetings the council will listen to you, they want your input, they want direction from the people of our town.
If you are a property owner on the west side of McPherson Street you should be especially concerned, many of your properties back up against the empty storefronts on Franklin Street which these businesses are attempting to fill at this time by the evidence of pending permits.
I urge you to please send emails or letters to our council and attend these meetings. We don’t want to end up being a bunch of people complaining about something when we actually could have made a difference, and possibly even prevented it from happening.
CATCHING UP WITH DOC DOOHAN…
A Reader Writes: Thought you might enjoy this article about our once county health czar. Maybe she’s still drawing a Mendo salary? Personally, I like Noemi, and I think she’s a “good” human. Anyhoooo: read it and weep.
Scripps doctor reflects on COVID-19 fight, personal battle with cancer
MARSHALL NEWMAN sends along a pair of way back photos.
AV BOYS SOCCER: Last night (Thursday) was our final game of the soccer season. Anderson Valley hosted Sonoma Academy, and we lost 4-0. We ended the regular season with 4 wins and 6 losses. There is still a possibility that we can squeak into the postseason, but we will have to wait and find out. (Arthur Folz reporting)
FOR THE RECORD we went back to review the comment in last Tuesday’s Public Expression, just to be sure they were as nutty as we first thought. These are our shorthand notes of what the commenters said to the Board of Supervisors
 Carrie Shattuck, Ukiah — Demands open, in-person meetings. Says some “citizens of our county” want face to face Board meetings. Complains about the cumbersome process of participating on line via zoom: Reads a list of people who don’t like the process. The list included former Ukiah area supervisor Frank McMichael; we didn’t recognize any other names.
 Paul Spandenburg (Redwood Valley) said he was “totally against mandates.” Said the Supes were hiding. They were “guilty of ritual satanic ritual abuse against citizens,” because of mask and social distancing. Said that “the mandatory jab is the sacrifice part. You are jabbing children with experimental gene therapy and turning them into trans-humans,” which he explained was “from humans to cyborgs.” “To our kids! You are guilty of some type of Nuremburg trials. Just like Germany in the 30s. Eventually you will be like rats on a sinking ship. You have to open the doors eventually and face the public for what you’ve done. You are all criminals and child abusers. In red states like Florida, no problem, no masks. You are using our children for political pawns. You can’t hide! You know what you’re doing. Maybe some of these dumb hippie liberals don’t because they are all brainwashed by all the propaganda, but the rest of us with common sense know exactly what you’re doing! We’re sick and tired of it! Now you want to bring in these mandatory jabs that’s going to kill a lot people and children! There are so many side effects. Blood clots, periodiditis (?), the list goes on and on! Obviously, none of you have done any research. You should not be where you are. You should be doing something else. You should resign. We are going to recall you. You are going along with deep state, new world order nonsense, the great re-set. It’s not going to work!”
(3) John Rarick (an attorney in Ukiah who specializes in employment, intellectual property and public law) agrees with Ms. Shattuck: “You have to end this techno hell to get on board here.” (Mr. Rarick adopted a very aggrieved tone, punctuated with lots of “OK?”s.) “There’s no way to interact with people who rule our lives. (Refers to a letter to Dr. Coren he supposedly sent.) (Reads Board mission statement.) “You have failed.” “I am against your approach. We are not ready to shoot little kids. I don’t have kids so fortunately I don’t have to make that choice. You are completely biased against anyone who doesn’t comply with your mandates. That’s a fact! I have a life to live. I have other clients that need representation in order to be protected or advance. … Do your homework, do your research, listen to the public, engage people so we can get a rational policy in place so that you’re not infringing on people’s constitutional rights. Hopefully these crimes against humanity being put forth by Dr. Pimlich (sic) will have traction and you guys are not part of that because it is a crime against humanity what you’re doing.”
[Note: According to a June 26, 2019 letter from John Sakowicz: “Ms. Howe’s lawyer is John C. Rarick at 107 West Perkins Street, Ste 16, Ukiah, CA, 95482-4855. Very capable guy. Georgetown University. He will win reinstatement for Barbara Howe.”]
(4) Danielle Brassfield: “You are making decisions based on a virus that has a 99% survival rate for most people.” And on unsubstantiated fears. Says masks decrease oxygen in lungs and that the virus works better with less oxygen. Says masks can cause upper respiratory infections. “So stop wearing masks immediately, and stop forcing children to wear masks in school which I consider to be a form of child abuse. The shot gives you no protection from infections. They only react if something gets into you. They don’t keep anything out. Etc. The shot enhances your chances of getting sick. This will continue to get worse if you keep trying to jab people while a virus that is trying to spread.” Says vaxed people get the virus and that varients are emerging from the vaccinated population. Says the vaccine is experimental and emergency use only, not FDA approved. “You can’t force people without adequate trials. You are in violation of the Constitution and the Nuremburg code. You will be held accountable. Please rescind the mandates and open the Board to the public.”
THE BOARD CLERK then ended public expression on that topic as the ten minute maximum on one topic had elapsed.
CHESTNUT GATHERING, 2021
The 38th annual Chestnut Gathering will be on October 30th at the Zeni Ranch on Fish Rock Road from 10-4. Covid rules will be followed. No potluck this year but you can bring a lunch and enjoy one of the picnic areas.
There will be adult and kids’ costume contests, and pumpkin carving. If you cannot bring a pumpkin to carve, some will be available. For sale will be fresh raw chestnut honey, Zeni Ranch T-shirts, and nut sacks. Chestnuts are $3.50 a pound if you pick and $4.50 a pound if already picked. Call or text Jane Zeni 707-684-6892 for more information.
GRETTA KANNE, Willits City Council: “Are you ready for some good news? Prior to last weekend's storm our water capacity at the city reservoirs was 56%. At last night's Council meeting, the water department announced we are now at 83% capacity. Our reservoirs captured 364 acre feet of water during the downfalls, which amounts to about 4 months of summer (peak) usage. Hallelujah! Of course it's always important to be mindful of our water usage, no matter the time of year, but it sure is nice to know we're in good shape after a long, dry summer.”
COAST ADVENTIST, the discussion continues (Coast Listserve):
Adventist Health - The Problem is Housing
(1) At the Mendocino Coast Hospital District Board meeting last night, it was revealed that Adventist Health Mendocino Coast has over 50 unfilled positions. When I ran for the Board in 2018, the hospital had a similar problem. Good doctors and nurses would accept jobs here, arrive, sometimes with families, and find themselves unable to find a home. After several months in hotels or campgrounds, they would leave. The primary reason our hospital cannot attract quality long term providers is housing.
Vacation rentals are the reason housing is a problem on the Mendocino Coast. Mendocino County collected Transient Occupancy Tax last year on 541 parcels on the coast. This includes everything from hotels and motels to vacation rentals. The vast majority are vacation rentals. 390 of the parcels paying TOT are zoned Rural Residential. Some may be grandfathered on non-conforming hotels and inns, but the majority are single family homes converted into vacation rentals.
The reason we don't have enough quality housing for doctors, nurses and other professionals is that our housing stock is being bought up by investors from as far away as Atlanta, Georgia, taken off the housing market and rented for profit to vacationers. Think what a difference it would make if even 200 of these houses, nice attractive homes, were available for the professionals we need!
The Mendocino Coast is not the only community being negatively impacted by vacation rentals. It is happening all over the country. And communities are rearing up and striking back. The Supervisors considered regulating vacation rentals several years ago, but more than 80% of the vacation rentals are in the 4th and 5th Districts, and County Government in Ukiah likes the TOT revenue more than it is concerned with the impact on the Coast economy and quality of life. For anything to happen, a third Supervisor needs to step up and make this an important issue. A few phone calls from wealthy investors the last time killed any chance. We cannot let that happen again.
Vacation rentals are back in the news, and with enough support from voters, the Supervisors might be persuaded to take action this time. If you care about health care, contact your supervisors, Ted Williams and Dan Gjerde on the Coast, and also talk to the inland Supervisors. In tourism dollars, the Mendocino Coast is a cash cow for Mendocino County. Mendocino County needs to take care of the people taking care of the tourists.
(2) In re: Adventist communications. Just want to add that the ophthalmologist's office has suffered with the admin takeover. All telephone calls now go through hospital first and they cannot transfer calls properly (due to bugs in the new system). I had an issue when I phoned the number provided, getting the hospital, same woman twice. Third call I noted the "box is full message" still played. When questioned if there was another number available she hotly replied something about not walking across parking lot. Not having a good day. Have had several appointments with Dr. Miller's office over the last few months and have listened to their very pleasant and efficient staff deal with the shortcomings of the hospital's new systems. Be patient. You may have to give new information for their files. There was a mixture of old information in my hospital file. New information was deleted for some patients when data was "transferred".
GET YER CHANTERELLES!
$15 per pound or trade for local caught fish! Tuna, salmon etc.
4 pounds for $50
Beautiful mushrooms loaded with vitamins and minerals And fiber!
Let me know how many pounds you would like. And where you are located.
Meet up in Fort Bragg is ideal as I live in Inglenook
Reply off list
— Billy, your local Mendocino Mushroom hunter
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CA DEPARTMENT OF TOXIC SUBSTANCES CONTROL to begin Phase 1 cleanup for properties impacted by the 2021 Hopkins Fire on Nov. 2nd, 2021
The Department of Toxic Substances Control’s (DTSC), along with their contractor and County of Mendocino staff will be performing assessments and removal of household hazardous waste (HHW), bulk asbestos and e-waste from Hopkins Fire impacted properties from 11/2/2021 to 11/6/2021.
The DTSC Emergency Response Program oversees the cleanup of hazardous waste that is released after wildfires ravage residential and commercial properties. DTSC assists local, state, and federal agencies after major disasters, including wildfires and flooding, to remove household hazardous waste and other harmful substances, such as e-waste found on parcels and properties.
The contaminated debris is cleaned up and contained as quickly as possible to minimize exposure to emergency personnel, the public, the environment, and workers involved in restoration efforts.
Staff from DTSC’s Emergency Response Unit oversees contractors who remove household hazardous waste (HHW), asbestos, and e-waste from properties, impacted areas, or designated drop-off locations.
What is Household Hazardous Waste?
Examples of HHW include lead-acid and household batteries; compressed gas cylinders; bulk pesticides, fertilizers, and pool chemicals; paints, thinners, and aerosol cans; asbestos siding, pipe insulation, and tiles.
What is E-Waste?
E-waste can include cathode ray tubes (CRTs) from televisions, computers, and other electronic devices.
For more information, please contact the Disaster Recovery Team at (707) 234-6303 or email@example.com.
THE HAWK: I’m sitting here in Cucina Verona cafe in Fort Bragg reading the AVA and about baseball, stealing home etc. In about 1988 I worked for a group home in Sebastopol and I was in charge of six boys. I took them to Candlestick Park to watch the Giants play the Reds. In the bottom of the 9th I watched as Roger Craig sent home Bret Butler on a suicide squeeze for the walk off win. The boys and I were thrilled. To this day it is one of the most exciting things in sports I have ever seen.
CODE ENFORCEMENT NEWS
Laytonville, Ukiah & Willits - Month of October 2021 - Multiple non-permitted commercial cannabis locations identified; plants abated after Code Enforcement engagement.
Post Date: 10/29/2021 2:03 PM
Action Dates: 10/22/21 - 10/29/21
In the month of October 2021 the Mendocino County Code Enforcement Division conducted investigations regarding non-permitted commercial cannabis cultivation at the listed locations below in the Laytonville, Ukiah and Willits areas. Any cannabis cultivation over the Medical or Adult Use exemption limit (as defined in Mendocino County Code Section 10A.17.030) is considered to be commercial cultivation. Please see the Mendocino County Code (MCC) Section 10A.17 for additional information.
Code Enforcement investigations confirmed that commercial cannabis cultivation was taking place at these locations without either a County Cultivation Permit or a State Cultivation License, and/or cultivation was taking place in violation of MCC Sec. 10A.17 requirements. It was determined that there were significant community quality of life concerns in these neighborhoods. The responsible parties abated the cannabis plants after Code Enforcement engagement.
10/22/21 - 22600 Block of East Side Road - 252 Cannabis plants abated
10/22/21 - 3900 Block of North State Street - 17 Cannabis plants abated
10/28/21 - 41300 Block of North Highway 101 - 617 Cannabis plants abated
10/29/21 - 4500 Block of Lakewood Drive - 12 Cannabis plants abated
Code Enforcement intends to take additional action as needed to achieve compliance with any non-permitted structures at these locations.
The Code Enforcement Division receives all Cannabis and General Code Violation complaints within the unincorporated areas of Mendocino County. Complaints can be made by visiting our website at https://www.mendocinocounty.org/government/planning-building-services/code-enforcement and filing an online complaint. You can also file a complaint by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by phone to (707) 234 6669. Cannabis specific complaints can also be filed by calling the Cannabis Complaint Hotline at (844) 421-WEED(9333)
CHARGED TOO MUCH
Am I the only one to notice the high price we muct all pay for a gallon of gas? Since early summer northern Californians have been paying well over $4.30 per gallon at the pump. And none of the experts on the oil industry are predicting that the consumer will get a break anytime soon.
One has to ask, “Are not the big oil companies, Exxon Mobil, Shell, and Chevron charging the public too much?” The CEOs of the big oil companies speaking before the House refused to take any blame for global warming. While it is true that Saudi Arabia and the other countries of OPEC, including Russia and Iran, manipulate the price of a barrel of crude every day, another reason is the fact that the US is now not bringing as much crude up to the surface as it once did under the Trump Administration.
However with Chevron stock now selling at more than $114 a share, is there any doubt now what is happening? The US. per capita, is the world’s worst contributer to global climate change. While China leads the world in pollution due to its continuing reliance on coal, at least China has the most electric vehicles. We have a long way to go.
CATCH OF THE DAY, October 29, 2021
GUILLERMO AVINA, Santa Rosa/Ukiah. Domestic abuse, criminal threats to commit crime resulting in death or great bodily injury.
ROBERT BELL, Laytonville. Elder abuse with great bodily injury, child endangerment, resisting by threatening officer, resisting by taking firearm from peace officer, removing to take away any weapon other than a firearm from a peace officer, obstructing public safety radio.
IGNACIO GONZALEZ-AGUILAR, Ukiah. DUI.
ROBERT HOLBROOK, Ukiah. Domestic battery.
NAHU JUAREZ-SIXTOS, Stockton/Willits. DUI, no license, controlled substance, bringing controlled substance into jail.
RITA LAVENDUSKEY, Fort Bragg. Disorderly conduct-alcohol, paraphernalia.
CHRISTOPHER LOPEZ, Ukiah. Domestic battery, resisting.
SHEVELLE PERKINS, Fort Bragg. Grand theft of access card, stolen property, probation revocation.
DEANNA RENFORT, Willits. Failure to appear, probation revocation.
JACOB SELLMER, Ukiah. Under influence.
CYNTHIA TIERNEY, Ukiah. Robbery, Attempt to aid, counsel or procure arson.
JACOB WALTRIP, Ukiah. Probation revocation.
To the Editor:
There are glimmers of hope for the climate crisis to improve eventually. One of those glimmers happened when California passed a law that all new single family and multi family dwellings up to 3 stories high must include solar panels as of Jan. 1, 2020. Something good!
Half of the new solar now being installed is going into millions of middle and working class homes that will save the residents money on energy costs and clean up the air. Rooftop solar’s energy efficiency caused the state to scale back over 20 power projects saving nearly $3 billion. But, there’s still plenty of room to do better.
Installing solar has been a perfect way to reduce our carbon footprint. Solar residences, businesses, schools, etc. have been able to cut their energy costs and have solar pay for itself. Even as solar installation costs decrease, it’s still a large investment by the building or homeowner. But many have decided that solar, as a clean energy source, is worth the cost because there are no gas emissions that warm our planet and seriously affect normal life, such as fires, floods, hurricanes, drought, extinctions. When considering installing solar the low monthly energy rates and credits, if the solar owner generates more power than they used, makes a lot of sense.
Now, though, PG&E is asking the California Public Utilities Commission to allow a significant rate hike, Net Metering 3 (NEM3), which would charge $50-$90/month for residential solar customers and $950-$3400/month for businesses, schools, county buildings, farms, churches and apartment buildings with solar. And credits to solar customers for more energy production than they used would be reduced by 77 percent.
Do you find yourself questioning as I do how penalizing solar customers will lead to more clean energy? Who is going to install solar when costs are so high? Why are the energy companies against solar when it’s such a simple energy solution? Losing or reducing solar installations creates a gaping void for clean energy and profoundly increases climate change impacts .
It’s not too late to do something. You can contact Governor Newsom who has strong influence with the California Public Utilities Commission that will be ruling on this rate hike soon. An easy avenue to send a letter to the Governor is through solarrights.org. The Solar Rights Alliance is a group that is actively soliciting everyone in California to write to the Governor. AARP is in favor of these rate hikes, so consider contacting them as well. TURN, The Utility Reform Network, is also supporting PG&E. The only way to defeat this proposal is to be vocal.
Even if you do not yet have solar on your house you must know that it is a major contributor to reducing greenhouse gas emissions and certainly should not be thwarted in its ease of delivering clean energy and helping us survive on our planet. Please share this information with everyone you know. Nothing changes in the political sphere without an outcry from the public and this is a place where that outcry is imperative for addressing the dire threat of climate change.
BIDEN’S REMARKABLE PASSIVITY as his political agenda is demolished from within by two lightweight senators from his own party is not a sign of his mental feebleness. It’s endemic to the post-Carter Democratic Party. They don’t fight for anything, except their own reelections and now they don’t even seem much interested in fighting for that. Look back to one of the original “new Democrats,” Al Gore, who refused to fight for his own election as president, as it was stolen right in front of his eyes. Gore showed the same listlessness as Biden.
Of course, Biden’s pledge to become the new FDR was always hollow, almost comically so for those who’d paid the slightest attention to his career in the US senate. When the “new Democrats” finally took power and Clinton began dismantling what remained of FDR’s political legacy, Biden ran interference for him on the Hill, helping to smother what little internal resistance the Democrat’s put up to Bubba’s drive to “end the Era of Big Government.” It takes a politician more gifted than Biden to authentically fake fury at the shriveling of policies that he never really believed in to begin with.
— Jeff St. Clair
ON LINE COMMENTS OF THE DAY
 Well, as COP26 commences, we’re getting a first hand look at what life can be without fossil fuels in Lebanon and Haiti. No hot showers, no electric lights, no gasoline to run automobiles, no heat or AC, hospitals closing, food spoiling due to lack of refrigeration, no diesel to run trucks, explosive interpersonal violence on the streets, vicious gangs controlling what little resources remain, IOW, the unravelling of civilization, Hell on Earth, not the utopia Captain Planet — John Kerry, Climate Czar — describes when he admonishes us to “abandon fossil fuels”, and “leave it in the ground.”
 I watched a video yesterday of Russian President Putin calmly and intently listening to a professor ask 2 long and complex questions and then spontaneously answer both of them in detail. And, then I thought ‘What an embarrassment it is for the United States to be nominally represented by a man who can’t even answer prepared questions.
 ON LINE COMMENT OF THE DAY, DOS
Like the Chinese say…
Want to live forever ?
Have a child, write a book, plant a tree.
I volunteered at the Coast Botanical Gardens to learn from the experts there.
To me I viewed it as a war of attrition on a mass frontal assault.
So, like Operation Barbarossa, Michael moved east.
I created HUGE burn piles and I mean HUGE
Then planted Redwoods every 10 feet
The cool thing was when I found a pile of obsidian
Obsidian is not native to this area
But looking around, it was an obvious place for a Native American campsite.
Flat land, fresh water source and a quarter mile from the ocean
The Pomos here traded Abalone shells for obsidian.
But looking behind me to see all the Scotch Broom and English Ivy cleared along with the dead trees and the Redwoods planted in the cleared areas and figuring how it would look in 40 years when they were ready to be harvested was a cool feeling.
Lot of work, but I like to huff heavy stuff, so I enjoyed the work.
CAPTAIN WILLIAM ANDERSON "DEVIL ANSE" HATFIELD, photographed here later in life, is shown with an unknown individual, at right.
By the time this professional portrait was taken, Anse was already a well-known national figure due to the coverage given the Hatfield-McCoy Feud in newspapers worldwide.
Devil Anse, a real mountain man, was an unparalleled hunter and deadeye with a rifle or handgun, a successful timber business tycoon, Civil War veteran (Confederate), storyteller, and proud family patriarch of the feudin' Hatfields of Logan Co. He was also the undisputed leader of the Hatfield Gang at the height of the Hatfield-McCoy vendetta.
Although he looks every bit the business man in this particular scene — dressed up in his Sunday best and ready to be photographed— he is still likely carrying at least one pocket pistol in his trousers. He was always aware, as was his sons, that old feud warrants awaited him and other family members on the Kentucky side of the Tug River.
Anse was born in 1839 in Logan County (now Mingo County). He married Levicy Chafin in 1861, just before leaving to fight in the War Between the States; and together, Anse and Levicy eventually had 13 children.
BEWARE CANNABIS COPYCATS
California Attorney General Rob Bonta today issued a consumer alert warning Californians of cannabis-infused edibles that are being packaged and sold as copycat versions of popular food and candy products. These illegal and unregulated edibles may contain dangerously high-levels of THC and be sold in packaging nearly identical to those of popular brands, such as Cheetos, Fruity Pebbles, and Sour Patch Kids.
Attorney General Bonta today reminds all Californians against consuming these illicit, potentially dangerous cannabis products and urges them to report these products if they come across them.
“While cannabis-infused edibles packaged to look like our favorite brands may seem harmless and fun, the dangers of consuming unregulated and untested cannabis products are high, particularly for children and teens,” said Attorney General Bonta. “The fact is: here in California, we have a safe, regulated, and legal cannabis market. But if a product is being marketed to children, mimicking a well-known consumer brand, and advertising sky-high levels of THC — it’s not likely to be a part of it. I urge all Californians to look carefully at the packaging of the products they are purchasing and report these copycat products if they come across them.”
Identify Lookalike Products: Cannabis-infused edible products are being made to mimic major brands, including Oreos, Doritos, Cheetos, and more.
The products are primarily sold online and at unlicensed shops, are marketed to children and teens, and often boast levels of THC at many times the legal limit.
At first glance, the packaging for these illegal products appear nearly identical to those of major brands, but no major candy or food companies manufacture or sell cannabis or CBD products. Californians should look for copycat packaging with language that indicates that the product contains cannabis — such as “medicated”, “THC,” “CBD,” “keep out of reach of children and animals,” and/or an image of a cannabis leaf.
In California, legal cannabis products must be affixed with the universal symbol.
If you see indications of copycat packaging or do not see the universal symbol, the product is illicit — and may be dangerous.
Know The Health Risks: Illegal cannabis products present a risk to public health and safety. Children can experience a variety of delayed symptoms upon ingesting cannabis edibles, including, but not limited to difficulty breathing, lethargy, dizziness, nausea, and loss of coordination. Illegal products made with synthetic cannabinoids may pose additional health risks. Synthetic cannabinoids can be highly toxic and are illegal in the state of California. Side effects of consuming synthetic cannabinoids include rapid heart rate, agitation, vomiting, trouble breathing, psychosis, among others.
In recent years, California has seen an uptick in pediatric exposure and ICU visits related to cannabis edibles, as well as an increase in children as young as 12 who are intentionally using cannabis products. In 2020, there were 1,173 calls to the Poison Control Center for services related to children age 0-19 ingesting cannabis products. This is up from 404 calls in 2016, with the biggest increase for children age 0-5.
California has also seen a rise in emergency room visits related to cannabis poisoning among young children. In 2016, there were approximately 21 visits per one million Californians age 0-5. In 2020, there were approximately 113 visits.
If you suspect that your child has accidentally consumed these illicit products, monitor them for symptoms of intoxication. California’s Poison Control System has a 24-hour hotline available for immediate assistance. The toll-free phone number is (800) 222-1222. Language interpreter services are offered in over 200 different languages and calls are kept confidential.
Report Illegal Products: The manufacture and sale of cannabis-infused edible products made to look like major brands is illegal. These products are sold by unlicensed operators, often contain extremely high-levels of THC beyond the legal limit, and are advertised to youth in violation of the Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act.
If you encounter lookalike cannabis-infused edible products, please file a complaint with our office at www.oag.ca.gov/report and with the Department of Cannabis Control at https://cannabis.ca.gov/resources/file-complaint/ or at email@example.com.
JULIAN ASSANGE shouldn’t be released from the dank chambers of Belmarsh Prison because the CIA contemplated assassinating him. He shouldn’t be released because a key witness against him admitted to fabricating his deposition. He should be released because he didn’t commit the crime for which he is charged and a country that treats journalism as a crime against the state shouldn’t have legal standing to bring extradition requests in the courts of nations that consider themselves democracies.
— Jeff St. Clair
HOPING THE COLIN KAEPERNICK SERIES HAS A SEQUEL
by Dave Zirin
With much fanfare, “Colin in Black and White,” a new show about Colin Kaepernick, premieres Friday on Netflix. Created by Kaepernick and acclaimed filmmaker Ava DuVernay, the show, according to Netflix, “chronicles Kaepernick’s coming of age story, tackling the obstacles of race, class, and culture as the Black adopted child of a white family.”
In other words, this will not be a story about a quarterback leading a team to the Super Bowl or later taking a knee during the national anthem, confronting the entire power structure in the country’s most profitable sports league and then being blackballed. The story instead is about a biracial adoptee in suburban California and the beginning of his journey toward becoming all those things.
Each of the six episodes is narrated by Kaepernick himself. The former NFL quarterback is profoundly media averse (even social media averse) but now, like athletes from Tom Brady to Naomi Osaka, he is controlling the message, just like a football coach who scripts the first 20 plays of a game.
It is no wonder that in an email interview with the Los Angeles Times Kaepernick wrote of the project, “I want Black and brown communities, particularly youth, to know we will face racism, we will face white supremacy, we will face oppressive systems, but we have the power to overcome them and the power to change them.”
“I want them to know we don’t have to accept the status quo, and ultimately, I want them to be their full selves and to stand firmly in their full power,” he wrote.
It would be remarkable if he and DuVernay were able to achieve such a lofty goal with Kaepernick’s biography. His story is one of adoption, suburban wealth and a personal reckoning with the realities of racism while being raised by a white family.
We’ve had great examples of sports biopics that focus on athletes who played a role in their era’s freedom struggles, including “42” about pioneering baseball player Jackie Robinson and “Ali” about three-time heavyweight boxing champion Muhammad Ali. In those films, we get to see the subjects’ childhoods through the prism of the injustices that surrounded them. In this series, we should look to see how DuVernay and Kaepernick accomplish that, especially since this work will remain focused on Kaepernick’s upbringing and — unlike the above-mentioned films — won’t focus on his political awareness as an adult.
It remains to be seen if there’s an audience for this kind of intensive bio, but my hope is that this is just the beginning. I would like to see a work about the entirety of the social justice movement of the last five years in DuVernay’s capable hands. I’d like to see her depiction of Kaepernick demonstrating without flinching for four straight months during the 2016 NFL season. I’d like to see her depicting Kaepernick somehow playing some of the best football of his life despite the scrutiny, the boos and the death threats. I’d like to see DuVernay and Kaepernick then give dramatic treatment to the courage displayed by the hundreds upon hundreds of younger athletes who, inspired by his actions, took a knee during the playing of “The Star-Spangled Banner” in protest of police violence and racial inequity.
This latter subject is of particular interest to me, as the book I just wrote, "The Kaepernick Effect," is less about Kaepernick than the countless young people he inspired. In their stories, you can see the blueprint of a movement that led to the summer of 2020 when the police murder of George Floyd resulted in the largest protests in this country’s history. In their stories, you can also see the harbinger of the backlash and violence that has become a hallmark of the post-Donald Trump era as white supremacist organizations grow and go to war over what they often misrepresent as critical race theory. I hope those young people’s stories merit equal treatment in a forthcoming biographical series because it is important that we not see the last five years as being encapsulated by one individual.
The push for a racial reckoning has been a collective, grassroots movement that also included the professional athletic fields of the United States. We need artistic works that emphasize widespread participation in these protests, or the actual history will fall prey to celebrity culture, passivity will rule the day and people will wait for the next “great person” (usually “great man,” in history’s telling) to come down from Planet Hero and save the day.
The reality of social movements is always more messy, often more dramatic and certainly more empowering. DuVernay did a brilliant job in “Selma” of showing that the people we know as great leaders — including Martin Luther King Jr. and John Lewis — depended on grassroots protesters turning out en masse and that those grassroots protesters created the conditions that allowed a figure like King to rise. Kaepernick is not King, of course, but like the civil rights leader, he was a part of a movement, not the founder of it.
We should appreciate the effort to bring Kaepernick’s coming-of-age story into our living rooms. But there’s so much more to his story and to the stories of the people Kaepernick inspired. So let’s hope there’s a sequel.
RE-ELECT ALL OUR PEOPLE
Coast Democratic Club Meeting
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Let's talk about:local races
Candidate filing period: february 14 - march 11, 2022
Primary Election Day: June 7, 2022
Board of Supervisors District 5 - Incumbent Ted Williams
Fort Bragg City Council - 4 Incumbent Seats
- Jessica Morsell-Haye
- Tess Albin-Smith
- Lindy Peters
- Marcia Rafanan
Hospital District Board - 3 Incumbent Seats
- Jessice Grinberg
- Amy McColley
- John Redding
Mendocino County Sheriff - Appointed Incumbent Matt Kendall
Mendocino County District Attorney - Incumbent
C. David Eyster
Hold the house/ hold the Senate
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ON-CALL APPRAISAL SERVICES
Category Request for Proposals
RFP Number 210071
Start Date 10/29/2021 8:00 AM
Close Date 11/30/2021 4:30 PM
RFP Post Status Open
On-Call Appraisal Services
Please see full Request for Proposal for more information.
The Mendocino County Department of Transportation (County) seeks a consultant or consulting firm to call upon on an “as needed” basis for assistance with real property appraisal related to the purchase of real property interest for a variety of public road projects located throughout Mendocino County.
Consultants must submit 3 copies of their proposal. The proposal must be formatted in accordance with the instructions of this Request for Proposal. Promotional materials may be attached, but are not necessary and will not be considered as meeting any of the requirements of this Request for Proposal. Proposals must be enclosed in a sealed envelope or package, clearly marked “2021 On Call Appraisal Services” and delivered by November 30, 2021, at 4:30 p.m. local time to:
Mendocino County Department of Transportation
340 Lake Mendocino Drive
Ukiah, CA 95482-9432
Attn: Howard N. Dashiell
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ON-CALL RIGHT-OF-WAY SERVICES
Category Request for Proposals
RFP Number 210070
Start Date 10/29/2021 8:00 AM
Close Date 11/30/2021 4:30 PM
RFP Post Status Open
On-Call Right-of-Way Services
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The Mendocino County Department of Transportation (County) seeks a consultant or consulting firm to call upon on an “as needed” basis for assistance in a number of disciplines related to the purchase of real property interest for a variety of public projects located throughout Mendocino County. The County anticipates contracting with the consultants for the following services:
Coordination with staff and consultants on specific projects
Consultants must submit 3 copies of their proposal. The proposal must be formatted in accordance with the instructions of this Request for Proposal. Promotional materials may be attached, but are not necessary and will not be considered as meeting any of the requirements of this Request for Proposal. Proposals must be enclosed in a sealed envelope or package, clearly marked “2021 On Call Right of Way Services” and delivered by November 30, 2021, at 4:30 p.m. local time to:
Mendocino County Department of Transportation
340 Lake Mendocino Drive
Ukiah, CA 95482-9432
Attn: Howard N. Dashiell
RE ZUCKERBERG: "Sadly, I'm thinking that Mark saw the recent movie "Ready Player One", and fancies himself a real life "Nolan Sorrento", and to a certain degree he's probably right... both are a magnificent wastes of skin...I hope in attempting to dodge his own greed and moral corruption, Mark succeeds in making himself and his business obscure footnotes in what made the world more violent and unstable."
— Marie Tobias
REMEMBER THIS GUY, DAN CRENSHAW, BECAUSE HE'S GOING TO BE PRESIDENT
YOU KNOW WHAT THEY SAYIN’?
by James Kunstler
Do you marvel, as I do, at this malignant hive organism — arguably worse than the Covid-19 chimera virus — that calls itself “Joe Biden?” The personage of that name is a mere effigy, of course, like one of those grotesque mummies hoisted above the mob in a religious procession from some primitive cannibal kingdom. It’s the mob itself that actually matters, though, the twerking parade of Woke-Progressive Democrats, because it is bent absolutely on rooting out, punishing, and torturing its perceived enemies, which in this case are about half the people in the country. That’s really all it seeks to do. It has never been about anything else, because, get this: the Woke mob is insane.
But now this other half of the country has raised a war cry, “Let’s go Brandon,” in objection. In case anyone does not know what the phrase means, peruse the actual lyrics from one of four rap chants topping the Apple music charts right now: this ditty by entertainer Loza Alexander:
Let’s go, Brandon (fuck Joe Biden)
(Let’s go, Brandon, fuck Joe Biden) you know what they sayin’, hoe
Let’s go, Brandon (fuck Joe Biden)
(Let’s go, Brandon, fuck Joe Biden) you know what they sayin’, hoe
Is that too subtle for anyone? Do you catch the drift? (Know what they sayin’?) The sentiment is timelier and apparently more popular than “I Want to Hold Your Hand” was in 1963. America has had enough of the Woke religious cult and its cavalcade of depravities. America is about to bum-rush the darn thing, seize the ghastly mummy from its skull-bedecked palanquin, and knock the living sawdust out of it.
Doings in the Loudon County, VA, school board lately became the rectified essence of the wild, irresponsible, Woke derangement overtaking the land. The board authorized a sex education booklet that instructed teenage boys how to perform oral sex on each other — with explicit illustrations of one boy on his knees servicing another boy standing — while the board backed the sowing of maximum gender confusion among high schoolers who, under the best conditions, have a tough time adjusting to the hormonal storms of adolescence… all in the name of promoting a Woke brownie-point-collecting exercise called “Pride Week.”
And guess what? The parents of Loudon County began to object to this… meshugas. And then the school board proceeded to squash and evade their objections, and even enlisted that degenerate troll Attorney General Merrick Garland to intimidate objecting parents with the FBI and federal writs against “domestic terrorism.” For his trouble, Mr. Garland was unmasked as a prevaricating tool in a US Senate hearing this week, nicely captured by the TV cameras so the citizenry could see him in weaselly operation.
It also came out that twice this fall a teenage boy wearing a skirt — ostensibly gender-confused in exactly the way promoted by the school board — committed two rapes of teenage girls in the girls’ bathrooms of two Loudon County schools, to which he was granted access as someone pretending to bethink himself a girl — though it turned out he knew quite well how to deploy his male generative organ. The crimes were reported to the Loudon County Sheriff’s Office and shared with the County School Superintendent, who covered it up… not a smooth move, as things turned out, because now the country can see exactly how criminally dishonest the Wokesters are.
And as all this rolled out, Woke-Progressive Democratic candidate for Governor of Virginia, Terry McAuliffe, made the supernaturally doltish utterance that “parents shouldn’t tell schools what to teach.” His campaign even put out roadside signs under his name repeating the statement-of-principle, in case anyone missed it. The result: McAuliffe dropped about eight points almost overnight in the polls. The voters are about to pop him out of the political universe like a watermelon seed between their fingers.
Meanwhile, the mummy known as “Joe Biden” has ventured abroad, first to Rome to be feted, his handlers thought, by the Pope. But his excellency Pope Francis ordered the TV cameras turned off, apparently unwilling to be seen consorting with the inanimate, disintegrating graven image of a US president — anymore than he would want to be caught conversing with a statue of the Medici Pope Leo X in his Vatican garden.
Also meanwhile, the stage managers back at the White House, Chief of Staff Ron Klain and Susan Rice, shadowy Director of the Domestic Policy Council, floated an initiative to give half-a-million dollars to each family member of children and parents who had gotten separated while attempting to enter the US illegally. That ought to warm the hearts of US citizens thrown out of their jobs and their livelihoods.
Now, cue the Mother of all Migrant Caravans marching north to the wide-open US / Mexican border — because “Joe Biden” wants it that way — just what millions of broke, thrown-out-of-work, soon to freeze and starve US citizens will be treated to watch on their flat-screens before the cable service is switched off for non-payment. “Joe Biden” just wants to rub their faces in it, or rather the folks behind him pulling his strings want to do that. Maybe the time has come to cut “Joe Biden’s” strings. And just maybe it’s time to put an end to the Woke march through our history.