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Posts published by “Justine Frederiksen”

From Joy To Pain And Back Again

Life and death on Oct. 26: How one day turned great joy into great pain, then great pain into great joy. Carolyn In 1965, 20-year-old…

iPhone Upgrade

Something amazing happened when I went to get a new phone last year: I didn’t buy one, because instead of pressuring me to spend a…

Fern Canyon: Worth The Drive Hike

There are already too many lists of things you should see, yet I’m going to make another: Sights that are so beautiful, they still exceed…

Caltrans $2.6 Million Freeway Fencing In Ukiah

As many people driving past Ukiah on Highway 101 lately have noticed, a sturdy black fence is being built along the freeway north of Perkins…

Outsourcing Ukiah Police Chief Search

During its last regular meeting, the Ukiah City Council approved the hiring of a Placer County firm to assist in the search for a new,…

Getting To Yell, ‘Stop The Presses!’

At my first newspaper job after college I was on the night news desk, where your shift didn’t end until you checked the first copies…

Petrov: The Man Who Lived In Hendy Woods

When Laura Hopper was a kid, her mother had a friend who lived in a tree. “And I thought he was the coolest thing ever,”…

The Two Forests of Van Damme 

There are trees found only on the coast of Mendocino County. And if that weren’t cool enough, there’s a whole forest of them that can…

Local Grains Turned Into Craft Whiskey

In 2017, Doug Mosel was harvesting rows of rye he planted just south of Ukiah. Nearly five years later, that locally grown grain is now…

‘Things Are Already Dry & Burning’

Ukiah Valley residents have been advised to be ‘very careful’ when burning excess vegetation. An escaped burn pile Monday morning showed just how dry much…

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