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Raises & Business As Usual

Sheriff Tom Allman reported on the ongoing fire catastrophe in the Board Chambers last Tuesday morning. He said that the Mendo Redwood Complex Fire was just one of ten officially…

Pot Fantasies & Pay Raises

AT THE LAST (October 3rd) meeting of the Supervisors, Ag Commissioner Diane Curry told the county leadership that 21 pot cultivation applications are now approved and 17 have been officially…

Supes Working Diligently (?)

ON MONDAY of this week, Supervisors John McCowen and Dan Hamburg convened a meeting of their two-person Public Health, Safety, and Resources Committee to discuss the County’s Class K relaxed-standards…

Croskey Saves Dispatch

After several hundred thousand dollars worth of consultants, at least four years of staff time, an expensive Sonoma County “agency” supposedly handling emergency services for Mendocino County in a professionally…

Revenge Of A Wild Thing

Anderson Valley Fire Chief Andres Avila was resting on his back porch at his Yorkville home on a recent Sunday evening. It was a little after 8pm. The Chief was…

A Hostile Takeover Of Emergency Services

THE SUPES VOTED 3-1 TUESDAY to proceed with the privatization of county dispatch services and inland ambulance services. The beneficiariary of the county’s latest give away will be the global…

Keep Mendo’s Ambulance Services Local

Keep Mendo’s Ambulance Services Local

In 2013, the second of two expensive studies pointed out the obvious: Mendocino County’s emergency medical services were inadequately funded, uncoordinated, hard to staff and fragile. At about that same…

Pot Mess Gets Messier

Pot Mess Gets Messier

After Tuesday's presentation about the county's new cannabis cultivation program by the people administering it, newly seated Third District Supervisor Georgeanne Croskey asked interim code enforcement chief (and former Ukiah…

Pot Code Enforcement By Other Means

See if you can spot the common thread from the following selected quotes about marijuana regulation enforcement in northern California. From a Nevada County News Report in “The Union”: “…the…

‘Somebody’s Been Padding The Bills’

‘Somebody’s Been Padding The Bills’

Caltrans Spokesperson Phil Frisbie has released an “explanation” from Caltrans District 1 Director Matt Brady about why Caltrans failed to include $159 million in their Willits bypass cost report. Frisbie’s…

The New Pot Growth Industry

The New Pot Growth Industry

We happened on an April presentation by a young State Water Board staffer named Jeff Parks in Willits. Parks was rapping, one might say in the lingo of the Summer…

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