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Failure To Appear

Clevon Grant, nabbed by the long arm of the law, was in court last week, and I had to sit through his failure to appear hearing just to button-hole District…

Off the Record (Nov. 29, 2017)

Off the Record (Nov. 29, 2017)

The outbuilding at the Trough that burned the other night was used to store left-over stuff from the parking lot yard sales that used to go on at the Trough.…

Step One: Sturgeon Resigns

Step One: Sturgeon Resigns

The result of a closed session meeting of the Mendocino Coast District Hospital Board of Directors on November 14th: Wade Sturgeon has resigned his post as Chief Financial Officer (CFO)…

A Frenzied Murder

A Frenzied Murder

Caleb Silver, standing trial for what prosecutor Tim Stoen called “the frenzied murder” – 11 hammer blows to the head, and a throat slashing that was so ferocious it splattered…

County Notes

Those delayed Prop 172 checks for local fire departments were finally discussed Tuesday. Supervisors Dan Gjerde, Carre Brown and Dan Hamburg all thought that “this year’s” checks were supposed to…

Off the Record (Nov. 22, 2017)

A CYNIC might suspect, and the only way to accurately assess Mendocino County events is cynically, that the charges against the late Peter Keegan were delayed until he was terminally…

Glusker Calls for Hospital Exec Firings

Glusker Calls for Hospital Exec Firings

The audience for a closed session of Mendocino Coast Hospital's Board of Directors usually consists of Marianne McGee from Mendocino TV and yours truly. On Thursday, November 9th, fifteen or…

Charges Against Jessie Slotte Doubted

According to his wife, Veronica, Boonville native Jessie Slotte, a heavily decorated veteran of the war in Iraq, threw her to the ground, put the boots to her, dragged her…

County Notes

A likely explanation of the abrupt departure of former Assistant CEO Alan Flora came to light last Tuesday in what seemed disguised as “retroactive” approval of payments to the contractors hired…

Off the Record (Nov. 15, 2017)

Off the Record (Nov. 15, 2017)

DR. PETER KEEGAN has died from the cancer he suffered from over the past year. A Mendocino County criminal grand jury had indicted Keegan for the murder of his wife…

Courthouse Rotates The Tires

The County Courthouse is in a state of change, a bustling mass of lawyers moving in many different directions. The seething flux and flow includes several lawyers who have left…