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Posts published in January 2018

G-P Mill Ponds Will Remain Toxic

Taylor Champion, an executive for the Koch brothers’ subsidiary Georgia Pacific, enlivened Fort Bragg’s wait for the fate of the old mill site with a…

First People

History is long, but memory is short. Anderson Valley’s early settlers may have arrived in the 1850s, but the valley’s history began millennia earlier, with the coming of Native Americans. These First People left little to indicate their presence here, but they were here.

“Board Certified” & Board Chairs

At a November, 2017, Mendocino Coast District Hospital (MCDH) Board meeting, the Medical Staff Manager made a statement that included the claim that the hospital's…

Deciphering Lumberjack Lingo

My father-in-law Andrew Tahja started his working life as a whistle punk. What does that mean? On a logging show often workers cannot see each…

Letters (Jan. 31, 2018)

Apparently it would now cost $94 million to build a new county courthouse in Ukiah, but only $7 million to make the necessary improvements, including seismic and accessibility upgrades, to bring the existing courthouse up-to-date.

You A Cop?

It was a rough week. On Saturday I was arrested on a simple possesh, on Tuesday I Oscar Robertson'ed, on Wednesday I was again slapped…