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From the Blogs: The Revenge of Glenn Sunkett

Glenn Sunkett, the Oakland guy convicted last summer of orchestrating a brutal home invasion at a grow just north of Fort Bragg,  apparently got the Ukiah…

Groveling For Dollars

Look at those Costco executives grinning ear-to-ear. They’ve got the city of Ukiah and Mendocino County engaged in a bidding war for the location of…

The new, old Fort Bragg Bakery

I wrote a sweet little piece of fluff on Fort Bragg's new artisanal bakery and its hulking wood-burning brick oven. Normally, I'm not one for…

Legalize It!

While Mendo's pro- and anti-pot legions tussle over the particulars of the county's economic engine, a pro-legalization movement--and lobby--more potent than ever has sprouted across…

Something’s Rotten On Our Beach

A day may come when ordinary people — who earnestly care about nature — will come to realize that we’ve lost control of our shoreline.…

The Pynchon I Knew

Manhattan Beach in Los Angeles County is part of the so-called South Bay, south of Santa Monica. It was mostly populated by middle-class white people…

Turkey Vulture

Greetings one and all. If you are sitting comfortably then I shall begin. Senior citizens and two-year old children, loggers and shepherds, chefs and caterers,…

Mendo’s Bogus Zuckerman Awards

Anderson Valley High School and Fort Bragg High School have won figurative silver medals -- again this year -- in a US News & World…

Off the Record 1/6/2010

THIS POOR GUY, a walking advertisement for single payer health coverage, was booked into the Mendocino County Jail a few days ago for missing probation appointments,…

Back on the Sako Attack

The forces for and against John Sakowicz, Mendocino County public radio's most talked about host, are once again on the march.

Intellectual Recycling

During the slow news week between Christmas and the New Year, every news organization digs up the news events from the previous year and splashes…

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