Mendocino County Today: Thursday, June 22, 2017

Housely Acquitted; Policing Transients; Road Crew; Inspector Departs; Code Enforcement; Crazy Watch; Help Caleb; Matthew McCoy; Farm Report; Sonoma Besieged; Bats Good; Little Dog; Shelter Report; Quiz Night; McKinleyville Mule; Service Dogs; Hare Creek; Yesterday’s Catch; Solitary Life; Legalized Extortion; Insane Policy; Cafe Job; Hospital Stories; Exposing Jones; Market Opening;…
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Letters (June 21, 2017)

Regarding the new marijuana sitatuion that has arisen. The County wants to put a bunch of restrictions on the types of land where you can or cannot grow marijuana and so forth. It’s state-sponsored, really. They are just wrapping their octopus like tentacles around the people to force the civilians…
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No Woman, No Cry

Monday morning I debated making a trip over the hill to the Ukiah valley where our watermelons and sweetcorn might be needing water. At the Mosswood Market in Boonville my girlfriend, Jetta (who is carrying a baby on the inside, due any time) and I stopped for coffee. The place…
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Black Like Me: Wanna Be An African-American?

Would you darken your complexion and walk in the shoes of a black man in America today? Probably not, especially with police shootings of unarmed black men, and not if you remember John Howard Griffin’s memoir, Black Like Me, in which the white author passes for an African-American and exposes racism,…
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Bainbridge Trees Cut

The sixty year old trees in Bainbridge park are gone. In the battle, nay war, against homeless people sitting on the grass, every element of grace or accommodation in the park has been removed. The benches went first, then the grills where generations of families cooked hot dogs. Then the…
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The Dynamiter With A Cig In His Lips

The entire French Resistance against the Nazis can be encapsulated in this film sequence: a man—a loner, standing and leaning on his bicycle, smokes a cigarette alongside of the railroad tracks. He carries a newspaper folded up beneath his arm that perhaps serves as a countersign. A freight train passes…
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Mendocino County Today: Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Roger Hanes; Barth Apparition; Ruffing Renewal; Village Plan; Coans Plead; Basketball Camp; Summer Driving; Service Dogs; Substandard Work; One Permit; Allman Initiative; Labor Negotiations; Little Dog; Obscene Material; Yesterday’s Catch; Cannabis Carbon; Book Event; Firecracker; Big Con; Your Reps; Undignified Prez; Pure Mendocino; Birthday Poem; Foreign Lobbying; Mr. Spofford
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Coast Hospital Digs Itself in Deeper

At a June 13th special meeting of the Mendocino Coast Hospital (MCDH) Board of Directors, Chair Steve Lund reported out of a 40 minute closed session, “After careful deliberation of this matter, including a thorough, confidential investigation conducted by an outside, independent law firm, the Board of Directors has determined,…
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DA, Feds Fiddle While Fort Bragg Burns (Part 5)

In September of 1987 the Fort Bragg library was burned to the ground at the corner of Main and Laurel. The arson also destroyed the adjacent Ten Mile Justice Court. Just down the street, the torches burned down a third landmark — the Piedmont Hotel. The cocaine incendiaries had burned…
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The Wolfe At The ATM

Last week we met Kendall Kice who had her bank account ripped off by Bobby Roston. This week we meet Clifford Hampton who had his bank account ripped off by Larry Wolfe. Both cases share a reluctance of the law to do anything about it, and the question is why?…
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It’s The Pits: The Miner’s Blues

I’ve never been down an American coal mine, among the least safest in the world, though have plunged thousands of feet into the dark bowels of British pits in Yorkshire, Wales and Scotland, the world’s safest until they were closed by politicians and bean counters.
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Mendocino County Today: Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Waggoner Memorial; Rasta Turnout; Killer Heatwaves; Toddler Injured; Eel Fouled; Man Injured; Bazillionaire Ranch; Little Dog; Mental Money; Legal Money; Rasta Dog; Tribe Sued; Yesterday’s Catch; Drug Sport; Labor Troubadour; Local Movement; Universal Vibrator; Incompetent Impotence; Propagation Workshop; Museum Party; Groundfish Recovery
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Mendocino County Today: Monday, June 19, 2017

Heat Wave; Buckled Sidewalk; Highway Accident; Keep OB; Poster Project; Little Dog; Homeless Talk; Care-a-Van FB; BOS Items; Russian Gulch; Immediate Extermination; Chicken Wire; Yesterday’s Catch; Enough Loving; Horrid Time; Halibut Boom; Gurney’s Photograph; Attending SNWMF; Proving Existence
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Labor Troubadour

[Jul 2] Singer songwriter Anne Feeney is performing at the Community Center of Mendocino on July 2 at 7PM. Based in Pittsburgh, PA, Feeney is the granddaughter of an intrepid mineworkers organizer, who also used music to carry the message of solidarity to working people. After two decades of community…
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Pig Raffle

[Jul 2] The Point Arena Boosters Club is raffling a butchered and wrapped pig from Zeni Ranch on July 2nd. Proceeds go to Arena Elementary School.
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Mendocino County Today: Sunday, June 18, 2017

Westport Tragedy; Comptche BBQ; MCDH Harassments; Little Dog; Zero Approved; Pig Raffle; Handley Daughters; Rasta Central; Watergate Retrospective; Pets!; Yesterday’s Catch; Fermi Paradox; Roses; Reefer Madman; Coyote Encounters; Insubstantial Pageant; Hunting Elk; Tender Thing; Green Guv; Planned Parenthood; Islamophobia; Washington Bullets; Library Events; Marco Radio
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Mendocino County Today: Saturday, June 17, 2017

Hot Coming; Rastafarian Landing; Little Dog; AV Graduation; Bold Valediction; Gualala Stick-up; Greene Sentenced; Homeless Plan; Art Scholarships; Amaranth; Retirement Agenda; Ferndale Exorcism; Yesterday’s Catch; Lawn Jazz; Succulents; Kardashian Dreamland; SoHum; Crazy Choices; Alexandria Ironies; Trumpslide; Bat Radio
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Mendocino County Today: Friday, June 16, 2017

Bank Robbery; Ross Murray; Bainbridge Trees; Little Dog; Boonville Water; Manchester; Mendo Beaches; Principal Snyder; Lady Barajas; Noyo Park; Reyes Rumor; UN Bust; Weed Biz; Tax the Rich; Cloverdale Fire; La Migra; Plant ID; Mountain Lions; Bats; Scrag; Hospital Decisions; Yesterday’s Catch; Free Speech; Inaccessible Fortress; Trump Dump; Mindless Americans;…
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“Oh My God–We Hit A Little Girl!”

Following M Company from Fort Dix to Vietnam [Esquire, 1966].
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Mendocino County Today: Thursday, June 15, 2017

Cannabis Workshop; Boat Float; LakeCo Bust; Russian Reading; Little Dog; Ambulance Merger; AVFD Reimbursed; Roadside Assistance; Save OB; Stillwell Wanted; French Healthcare; Bainbridge Trees; Galesburg Connection; SW Wildfires; Yesterday’s Catch; Yves Montand; Spot; Deep State; Free Concert; Summer Reading; Another Nail; Aquifer Exemptions
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Valley People (June 14, 2017)

RASTAFARIA comes to Boonville this weekend, all weekend. Take it away, Jimmy… A one and a two, and a doobie doobie do — Your love, lifting me higher Than I’ve ever been lifted before So keep it up Quench my desire And I’ll be at your side, forever more  [Chorus]…
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Massacre in Mexico

How a U.S. drug operation sparked a cartel bloodbath near the Texas border.
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Regulating Pot

Tony Linegar has a wealth of experience in two northern California counties where cannabis has long been a major cash crop: Mendocino and Sonoma. Before taking over the reigns as the Agricultural Commissioner for Sonoma in 2012, Linegar served as the Agricultural Commissioner for Mendocino where he witnessed the rapid growth…
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Who Burned Fort Bragg & Why (Part 4)

Superior Janitorial’s distinctive red van was a familiar sight in late night Fort Bragg. Peter Durigan, Superior’s owner, went to work about midnight with his wife Irene, formerly Irene Specie. The two Durigans were assisted by a series of young people who helped the couple sweep, mop, scrub, and tidy up…
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The Ongoing Saga of the San Juan

Saturday morning early I pulled into the Fort Bragg McDonalds to get a shot of joe. It had been a hard strange week. The boys were sitting around on the concrete sidewalk outside smoking and laughing quietly and amusing themselves with tales of weirdness and outrage completely invisible to the suits…
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