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Inside the County Jail

Cell Block D, Mendocino County Jail, Ukiah — My home for the past 40 days is a barren, white metal room, compartmented into four cells…

Nader’s Press Snub

Remember the papers eight years ago? A charming maniac entered the Presidential race as a third-party candidate in October. Over the final month of the…

Narcissism as Politics

Not far from Stafford there's a thousand-year-old tree, once slated for destruction, that will now live on for centuries. Except for a pitifully small “buffer…

Captain at the Mouth

Charles Fletcher, or Captain Fletcher as he was often called, was a sailor who was the first to settle at the mouth of the Navarro…

Marines and Timber Cowboys

When I returned home to our beautiful Anderson Valley from my tour of duty with the Army Paratroopers just before Christmas of 1962, it was…

St. Julia and the Apostles

I walked into the Booksmith bookstore on Haight Street in San Francisco at 6pm to see what time famous tree-sitter Julia Butterfly Hill’s presentation was…

Roy Laird’s Shop Burns Down

Pam Miller was in the house and Roy Laird was out working on the other side of his 20-acre Holmes Ranch property on his four-wheeler…

Around the Emerald Triangle

It seems mostly like a dream to me now, the Emerald Triangle, even after so many vital years of my life spent there. When the…

Russian River Tales

Depending on how you approach the matter, Joan Vilms, the spry, 50-something champion of the Russian River, is the sort of person you like despite…

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