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Posts published in “Day: October 13, 2015

Mendocino County Today: Wednesday, Oct 14, 2015

FB's Willits Water Option;
Water Carriers;
Roman Elliot;
Prop 172 Money;
Library Ripoff;
El Nino Estimates;
Catch of the Day;
Gun Nut Fantasy;
National Novel Writing Month

Panther Soccer (Oct 14, 2015)

As the Panthers made the two-plus hour journey to the “wilds” of western Sonoma County to play Tomales last Wednesday afternoon, they were looking to…

The Love Attack

Living in Southern California, you get used to humans visiting atrocities and depredations on one another. What else would you expect from a region that…

Fin Again—Wake!

We just returned, Marcia and I, from a nine-day journey to Oregon, our motive operandi a visit to my brother and his wife in their new digs in Portland, they among the wave of humanity crashing onto Portland, which is now the fastest growing urban area in these United States. We stayed in Gold Beach and Yachats on the Oregon coast on the way up, two nights in the Portland manse with mein brudder und his wife, a night in Eugene with friends on the banks of the Willamette, two nights at the lodge at Crater Lake, a night with friends in Arcata and…

Smoky Hike

Nearing mid-October and no end in sight to this drought. The etymological root of the word drought takes us back to the old, Old English…

Talen Barton Sentenced To 71 Years To Life

Nineteen-year-old old Talen C. Barton was sentenced Tuesday to 71 years to life in prison for the Laytonville stabbing murders of Coleman Palmieri and his…

Why Was the AT&T Outage So Bad?

It’s been more than a month since vandals severed AT&T’s fiber optic line in a remote area south of Ukiah, sending untold tens of thousands…

Bird’s Eye View (Oct 14, 2015)

A Three-Dot regular reminds me that two of the current five members of the AV School Board are leaving when their terms end in less than a month. Martha “Marti” Bradford, who, after so many years service, to paraphrase an old Three-Dot joke, apparently will not be carried out of the boardroom in a box after all, and Patti Wilson. Richard “Dick” Browning’s term is also up, but I am reliably informed he plans to return and nobody has applied to oppose the sprightly 80-year old’s tenure at this point.

Valley People (Oct 14, 2015)

THE DEAD MAN in the Yorkville pot patch has been identified as 43-year-old Marcos Bautista of Cloverdale. The forensic autopsy determined Bautista had died as…

Off the Record (Oct 14, 2015)

A WOMAN CALLED Monday morning with a sad tale of being ripped off by a particularly slimy attorney called Dan Russo, and was only in…

Letters (Oct 14, 2015)

The Big Surprise.

The terminal cancer. The word leaks out. The "goys" bring the Irish whiskey. The Jews smoke and pain pills. All in all it has been a wasted life. I flew off the handle too much. Never felt comfortable in my own skin. My business just making ends meet. In my heart — tried to be a good Jew and a patriotic American.