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Posts published in December 2018

Letters (Dec. 26, 2018)

I just about fell out of my chair when I read in the most recent Off the Record that you seem to have thrown in your lot with the magical thinking brigades who will never give up on the dream of resurrecting the rotting ruins of the Palace Hotel.

Triple Piano Concertos

[Jan 26, 27] The stage of the Mendocino College Center Theatre will be chock full of music on the weekend of January 26-27--in terms of…

Year End Awards from The Crime Beat (Part 2)

The Men’s Fashion Conscious Award (a well-worn Carhartt ball-cap, donated by The Major) goes to Patrick Kingsley of the Office of the Public Defender.

County Notes (Dec. 26, 2018)

The question of how to finance necessary roof repairs at the County admin center, the main jail, and the emergency operations center was magically solved on Tuesday by simply taking $1 million from reserves.

Of Lawmen and Lawbreakers

In the 1800s the Mendocino County Sheriff held a second job, that of tax collector. In the autumn of each year this duty entailed traveling…

Valley People (Dec. 26, 2018)

We all remember Lee and Mike Montana of Rancho Navarro, and still wish they were with us instead of their new home in Los Lunas, New Mexico

Cannabis Crisis Goes On

The hour-long panel, “Tips for Making Money in the Newly Regulated Market,” took place in the Hall of Flowers at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds.

Cannabis, Cops & More (Part 2)

It’s either boom or bust in the pot biz. You’re barely scraping by or you’re flush and buying a new car and a new washing machine and socks and shoes for the kids.