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Mad Genius Behind the Wheel

A report from the Baja 1000, the longest off-road race in North America.…

The Real Men of Fort Bragg

As everyone knows, the villain in any prison story is the warden. Of course, prison being what it is, a kind of central receiving for villains, it's chock-full of them,…

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…

Bird’s Eye View (Nov. 15, 2017)

“This Trump Thing,” aka, US Presidency. The US is set to become isolated in its stance on the Paris climate agreement, after reports that Syria is preparing to join the…

Joe Munson’s Frontier Justice

Joe Munson’s Frontier Justice

This is a story about something that isn’t supposed to happen. It illustrates the strangeness of the world of marijuana, and for that reason no so-called “reputable” newspaper or magazine…

Flashbacks: A Memoir By Jim Gibbons

My old friend Gibbons sent me a copy to review for – what else? – the AVA. Jim and I are AVA old-timers, and my first exposure to the paper…

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…

In the Land of Eternal Vendettas

In Northern Albania, personal vengeance is the bedrock of the real justice system. …

Bird’s Eye View (Nov. 8, 2017)

I have been informed that The Buckhorn is making a slight change to their hours as winter approaches. They will now open on Monday and Wednesday at 4pm. Open on…

Fort Bragg Ad Hoc Committee Goes Dark

I showed up Friday afternoon at the Hostility Center (Old Coast Hotel) down on Franklin Street looking for a story. I wanted to ask what Hospitality Center knew about this…

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