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Surviving the Doldrums

Doldrums: A state or period of inactivity, stagnation or depression. “The ‘doldrums’ is a popular nautical term that refers to the belt around the earth…

Barbara Lee Running for Feinstein’s Seat

Rep. Barbara Lee, 76, announced last week that she’s running for the Democratic Party nomination to succeed 89-year-old Sen. Dianne Feinstein (whose memory is just…

Accident Report

On Dec 29, 2022, Bill Allen and I were driving home from our Christmas gathering with my family in southern California. We were on a…

The Laytonville Dump; the Rest of the Story

As much as I hate to admit it, I’ve been involved with the Laytonville landfill since the early 90s when the debate first raged about…

County Notes: Flying Blind

If you thought that Mendo’s budget picture would have improved or at least been clarified over the last few weeks since the last pessimistic budget…

Off the Record (January 25, 2023)

COUNTY TAKES OVER CREEKSIDE SINKHOLE Due to the continuing deterioration of conditions at the Creekside Cabins RV Park and Resort, the County of Mendocino has…

Valley People (January 25, 2023)

PANTHER BASKETBALL: There are five more varsity high school games remaining in the season starting this Friday, Jan. 27 in Potter Valley at 3:30pm. The…

The Palace

I read with bemusement the recent article by Mike Geniella (Dec 28, AVA) about the latest vision for the dilapidated Palace Hotel by the young…

Looking For An Ark

Quick Weather Report OK, think fast, I’m gonna throw some numbers at you. Two weeks ago on Dec. 27, our season rain total stood at…

Holding Back The Water

For now, federal officials are planning to hold back releases from the rapidly filling Lake Mendocino because of continuing high waterflow downstream on the Russian…

County Notes: Efficiency, Mendo Style

Tuesday’s first Supervisors meeting of 2023 was back to no-business as usual. Nobody questioned the outrageous new $750k consent calendar threshold proposed by staff in…

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