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Deputy Gander’s Halloween Party

The two attractive, forty-something women had looked forward to the annual Halloween party at the Gualala Hotel that Saturday night, but when they arrived at…

Upcoming TV Shows

Oh, please, take pity on us poor satirists, for reality keeps nipping at our heels and increasingly overtaking us. There was a recent report that…

Buying Dope in Humco

The Northern California pot growing culture is very clubby. In Mendocino and Humboldt, it's the growers against not just the cops but also CAMP. This…

Abating Mendo’s Wrecks

Mendocino County budgets $60,000 a year to get abandoned cars permanently put away. According to people who perform this valuable public service, Mendocino County gets…

Who’ll Stop the Reign?

The rains fell so redundantly this spring that I tired of checking the forecast in the newspaper. I took to wearing a green raincoat with…

What’s the Big Deal about Jayson Blair?

There are so many smellier corpses in the New York Times’s mausoleum, not to mention that larger graveyard of truth known as the Fourth Estate,…

Monica’s Walk on the Wild Side

He may have been Clyde, but she was no Bonnie. She didn't want to be Bonnie, didn't really want to be with Clyde either, but…

Even Bad Dreams End

Everyday chaos slips closer: a scream, a senior center closing, gunshot lead-in on the five o'clock news. Outside construction workers tear up the street while…

Lindy Peters Answers His Critics

Lindy Peters is the former mayor of Fort Bragg and a current member of the Fort Bragg City Council. A large, affable man in his…

Mendo School Board Meets In Elk

During the presentation by Greenwood Elementary School teacher Linda White, Ms. White noted that Elk had experienced a “baby boom” this year with five births.…

The Egg Basket of the World

I spent every night at the Washoe House, playing cribbage with the bartender, between my sophomore and junior years of college, although I was only…

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