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Posts published by “Carole Brodsky”

Primary Concerns

Three Mendocino County residents are deeply troubled by the treatment they received while observing post-election ballot counting at the County Clerk/Registrar’s office in Ukiah. Their experience prompted them to file a formal complaint with the California Secretary of State’s Office.

Keeping It Simple

Thirty-odd years ago, the Simple Living Workshop made its debut at the Redwood Empire Fairgrounds - a weekend-long event which had its origins at the…

Pinoleville’s Pot Farm

Heads have been turning and phones have been ringing all weekend, as casual passers-by, cannabis farmers and concerned citizens attempted to discern what they were seeing on a two-acre parcel visible from US 101, just north of Ukiah.

Food Action Plan

Mendocino County has always been a food-producing region. For thousands of years, Native Peoples organized their travels and daily activities to take advantage of the availability of seasonal foods.

Cecilia Pardini To Retire

This will be the last time Mendocino County Fairgoers and entrants will see beloved staffer Cecilia Pardini — a familiar face at the front desk…

Squirrels & Snakes & Venom: Oh My!

Nearly everyone in Mendocino County has encountered a rattlesnake. Though bites are rare, California's Northern Pacific Rattlesnake is worthy of healthy respect and is the…

The Alarming State Of Rural Internet

Rural Californians Internet needs are largely ignored by major carriers, which focus on high-density population centers, according to the Broadband Alliance of Mendocino County and Access Sonoma Broadband.

Small Scale House Building

Old-timers remember Malvina Reynolds's satiric song, "Little Boxes." Penned in 1962, the song heralded the coming suburban blight, where poorly constructed houses "were made of…

That’ll Be Fine

Doug Fine paid a return visit to Mendonesia last weekend promoting his latest book and lending support to some of the individuals and organizations he chronicled while living in Mendocino County, as he followed the cannabis industry from seed to patient.