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Posts published by “Jim Shields”

Hate Speech, PG&E, and More

I recently wrote a column featuring former county supervisor John McCowen’s thoughts on retiring CEO Carmel Angelo’s tenure in Mendo County.…

Reactions to Bookworm Tax Proposal

I recently reported that Mendocino County library supporters informed me of their intention to circulate petitions to place a tax measure on the November 2022…

Sharing McCowen’s Thoughts On CEO

I’ve never done this before but I’m going to share this space so someone else’s voice can be heard on something I believe is important…

Pandemic Advice: Follow The Jocks

Winter Storm Packs Rain, Snow, Knocks Out Power Thanks to another massive winter storm packing rain and snow, this week we blew completely by last…

Regulate Short-Term Vacation Rentals?

What do you think of the idea of Mendocino County restricting and/or regulating so-called short-term rentals (STRs), rented mostly by vacationing tourists? What about the…

Corruption and the PUC

Redistricting Finalized At their special meeting on Thursday, Nov. 18, the Board of Supervisors unanimously put the final wrap on adjusting voting district populations and…

When It Rains, It Really Pours

Let me throw some numbers at you. Exactly a week ago last Sunday, Laytonville’s precipitation for the rain year starting July 1 was 2.33 inches.…

Water Works (Nov. 21, 2001)

For the past three years, I’ve been urging the Board of Supervisors to assert their leadership, via the dormant county Water Agency, in the critical…

Pot Growers Start Using Wind Machines

Many folks have contacted me regarding the situation involving the noise generated the past week by frost-protection fans operated by Henry’s Original at their 101…

Looking for Answers

In response to my recent column on the continuing chaos of marijuana cultivation in this county, a number of folks sent along their thoughts on…

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