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The Crab Season

It's not the stuff you can see, they say, that will get you. It's the stuff you can't see. The November 7th spill of 58,000…

Will Mendo Ever Again Have Affordable Housing?

Back in 2004 the Ukiah office of Legal Services of Northern California (formerly Redwood Legal) sued Mendocino County because the County's "Housing Element," a state-mandated…

What Really Happened To Marvin Noble

Remember the Marvin Noble case? Noble was shot dead by Ukiah Police back in 1998 when he tried to walk back to his Ukiah apartment…

A True History Of Anderson Valley

Much of the history of California settlement following the Spanish and Mexican periods has been built up around the "romantic" mining industry, which was profitable…

The Mendo Pot Chronicles

A cautionary tale, versions of which have happened here, and will continue to happen here. On January 9th of this year, Rex Farrance, 59, a…

Water Woes

"No river should reach the ocean." —Stalin Not so long ago there was so much water in the summer time Russian River you could water…

The Green, Green Hills Of Anderson Valley

It's been thirty years since Mendocino County fired Ted Erickson for saying that marijuana was Mendocino County's number one export crop. Not only saying it,…

Where Are They, Jimmy?

Donald "JC" Cavanaugh went missing in 2005. David Neily hasn't been seen since 2006. Both men worked for James "Jimmy" Denoyer on Denoyer's 20-acre horse…

The Return of Bruce Anderson

MS: Why have you returned? BA: I didn't want the paper to fall into the wrong hands. MS: Whose hands would those be? BA: Pick…

The Redleg Boogie Blues (Part 1)

INTRODUCTION After eight years in rock and roll bands on the east coast, living in motels and doing everything from playing frat parties and low-life…

The Redleg Boogie Blues (Part 6)

SERGEANT BILL Sgt. Bill was a rare cop. He used to park his cruiser in a vacant lot near one of our illegally-placed landing docks,…

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