Mendocino County Today: Friday, Dec. 15, 2017

Thomas Fire; Singley Cattlepass; Courthouse Opposition; Naked Emperor; Class K; Little Dog; Eureka Crisis; Branscomb Earthquake; Counting Homeless; Yesterday’s Catch; Abalone Problems; Size Limits; Water Management; Replacement Costs; Pharma Repubs; Idiocracy; Intellectuals; California Utilities; Foodshed News; Witnessing Evil; Neutrality Gone; Weed Fortress; Gathering Courage; Ten Plagues; America Today; Blower Initiative;…
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Dining with Attila the Hun

In the fourth and fifth centuries an invasion of nomadic tribes exploded out of the steppes of Central Asia into Europe throwing the Roman Empire into disarray and eventually destroying it. The Huns arrived in Europe around 370 and settled in modern-day Hungary. Their appearance forced the resident Visigoths, Ostrogoths…
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Mendocino County Today: Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017

AVUSD News; Combustible California; Class K; Arson Suspect; Father’s Advice; Grants Available; Debris Removal; Irmulco; MCDH Awarded; Tree; Quiz Night; Little Dog; Ed Notes; Yesterday’s Catch; Tax Base; Social Security; Criminal Administrations; Gall; Antisocial Media; Geese; Confederate Lie; Dangerous Stupidity; Eisenhower Quote; Christmas Competition
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Bird’s Eye View (Dec. 13, 2017)

This Trump Thing, or as it had been known previously for nearly 250 years up until now, The US Presidency. Judge Roy Moore is still running for Senate in Alabama, even after nine women accused him of sexual misconduct, many of whom said they were underage at the time of…
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Letters (Dec. 13, 2017)

Waking to the roar of fire whirling around our home, the ringing from a landline telephone at 1:30 a.m. saved our lives. Our mobile devices depended upon our in-house Wi-Fi to receive calls. No power, no cell reception.
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Judge Dolan’s Gala Debut!

It got pretty exciting at the Courthouse last Thursday evening. Wait, strike that! Exciting is too puny a term for the breathtaking exhilaration whistling through the ancient halls of justice. The sense of anticipation was positively electric around the Courthouse Thursday afternoon as all the lawyers arrived and bustled around…
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The New Face of Pot Enforcement

It has been almost a year now since the legalization of rec(reational) pot and people are still getting busted for it — so what’s up with that? It is a question I get asked a lot and so I’ll try to explain it here, with the caveat that of course…
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On Rolling Your Volkswagen…

There are things my mind does, in its relentless pursuit of inefficiency and procrastination, shouldn’t happen to a dog, but one thing it’s good for is it slows down and stays steady in the middle of an emergency, and it was this mind that said, in a quantum second, “This…
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Life on the Old Llano Seco

By the time Bruce and I finished getting the grain beds set up on the trucks it was ten to six and we were going to have to hurry to wash up before supper.
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Florida Times, 2017

A week before Thanksgiving at the Fort Walton Florida airport I was met by my sister-in-law Robin, a retired public health nurse who now sits on the board of a local homeless organization. The Crestview organization is a necessarily modest affair due to the recent cut off of a state…
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Goodbye, Columbus

It’s Thanksgiving as I write this — the holidays will inexorably assert themselves despite our (my) best efforts to ignore them, every year like clockwork (or calendarwork, really) — and it occurs to me that this is the one holiday containing built-in instructions for its celebration right in the title:…
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Mendocino County Today: Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017

Alabama Upset; TJ Nelson; Bill Koehler; Navarro Rising; Williams Slur; Windy Breed; Class K; Abstractions; Witt Elves; Little Dog; Serial Liar; Garbage Rates; Emerald Address; Underinsured; Toy Drive; Yesterday’s Catch; Night Missiles; Nazi Subs; Accordians; Dance Project; Warlock Hunt; Thesaureans; Even Richard Nixon Has Got Soul; Koch Plutocracy; Six Years;…
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Mendocino County Today: Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017

Mayor Dies; Smoky Haze; Inmate Firefighters; Home Defense; Witt Popped; Pinoli Stroke; Caroling; Navarro Watch; Cat Clinic; Rossi Window; Odd Couple; Unnecessary Courthouse; Author Reading; Entrapped; Little Dog; Utility Negligence; Prison Deal; Police Reports; Class K; Yesterday’s Catch; Bridge Retrofit; Senator Genital; Wyoming; American Pravda; Finally; Ruling Club; Kinksters; Bankrupt…
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Mendocino County Today: Monday, Dec. 11, 2017

Interim CFO; Southern Comfort; Huh; Duh; Little Dog; Gibbons Reading; Dry Spell; Insane TV; Pets; Pearl Harbor; Santa’s Lap; Me Too; Gale Winds; Advance Warning; Yesterday’s Catch; Fatal Economics; Cad Continuum; Forgiveness Coach; Hinckle Book; Real Victims; Beyond Belief; Merry Christmas; Delta Comments
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Mendocino County Today: Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017

Flashbacks Review; Chief Answers; Navarro High; Laser Focused; Holiday Bazaar; Little Dog; Pot Industry; Candidate Haschak; Ed Notes; Yesterday’s Catch; Money Matters; Dissing Korea; Trumping Along; Monument Decision; Walter’s Well; Garbage Dump; Unknown Soldiers; Exception; Library Events; Marco Radio; Travel Tip
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Mendocino County Today: Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017

SoCal Smoke; Candidate Williams; Burkey & Smith; Apparent Suicide; Bomb Found; Price Falling; Class K; Little Dog; Ukiah Nutcracker; Ed Notes; Yesterday’s Catch; Light Festival; Emerald Cup; Out-of-State Vendors; Club Members; Emergency Alert; Perv Train; Pet Photos; George Grosz; Foodshed News; Nation Shocked; Disaster Assistance; Healthcare Fun; Lunacy; Marco Radio
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Mendocino County Today: Friday, Dec. 8, 2017

Candidate Williams; Nudging GP; Ventura Burning; Courthouse Hardships; Judicial Pageantry; Gibbons Appearance; Supes Comments; Homeless Everywhere; Little Dog; River Plan; Eggink Found; County Sued; Frosty; Abalone Collapse; Yesterday’s Catch; Robert McNamara; Empty Houses; Bennett Show; College Degrees; Bipartisan Impeachment; Keillor Allegations; SNAP Myths; Far Right; Ben Shoutouts; Lumberdon; Prison Healthcare;…
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London Burning in 1666

A conflagration of official blunders, mass hysteria and racist violence.
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Mendocino County Today: Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017

100,000 Evacuated; Michel Salgues; Quiz Schedule; Supervisor Haschack?; Catholic Ride; Slob Dining; Yesterday’s Catch; Vineyard Reins; Little Dog; Molotov Donald; Homeless Camp; Nutcracker Sweet; Impeachment Nonsense; Abalone Fate; Gobbi Overpass; Steinle Verdict; Seed Storage
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Letters (Dec. 6, 2017)

In his Letters to the Editor of 29 November, Mr. Philbrick asks many, 9, questions. I would like to try and answer one of them: “What has happened to this country?” It is hard to know where to start.
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Mendocino County Today: Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017

LakeMendo Estates; SoCal Burning; BOS Notes; Little Dog; Car Crash; Police Reports; Bridge Stewards; Judge Dolan; MCDH Negativity; Other Eye; Private Leagues; Yesterday’s Catch; No Revolution; Kingdom Crumbling; Piano Concerts; Marcel Proust; WaterFix Challenged; Martial Law; Dominoes; Barsamian Tour; Florida Times; HSU Football; Deer; Transportation Funding; Tree; Fair Boosters
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A Letter to the Defense Bar

A number of the lawyers at the Office of the Public Defender have communicated certain innuendos about your trusty courthouse correspondent, namely that I am too friendly with law enforcement personnel and the lawyers from the District Attorney’s Office; the public defenders think I’m naïve about the methods of cops,…
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Sexual Harassment At Sonoma State

By the time that I arrived in the English Department at Sonoma State University in 1981 the party was largely over. No more nude encounters between students and faculty in the swimming pool, and no more sex between undergrads and their professors, either. Both had been assumed to be beneficial…
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Behold Lake-Mendo Mobile Home Estates!

Truth and integrity, like beauty, are in the eye of the beholder. Behold Lake Mendocino Mobile Home Estates, a senior (55-plus) mobile home park north of Ukiah’s city limits and one of at least 60 mobile (or manufactured) home parks in Mendocino County. Touted as a 5-star park on its…
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Fort Bragg & The Mill Site

On a brisk and wintery Fort Bragg morning November 27, walking down to city hall, for the Mayor’s open meeting I had the whimsical notion how odd it was that that the little town looked so quiet after the departure of the tourists and yet contained behind those closed doors…
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