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Mendocino County Today: December 18, 2013

EXCUSE ME, but is it any secret that the economy of Anderson Valley runs on dual intoxicants called marijuana and wine? Why, then, would the local school board and its feckless (and wildly overpaid) attorneys suddenly begin a terminally foolish discussion about the “appropriateness” of gym banners sponsored by local wine interests? Any discussion of […] Continue reading

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Kiss This, Dick Tracy

Walter K. ‘Kris’ Miller took the witness stand to try and convince his jury not to send him to prison for the rest of his life. He’s a two-striker looking at a 100-mile an hour fastball of a third strike. Continue reading

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Immigration Law & Its Casual Cruelties

This is the story of Rafael Morales, a Mixteca native of the State of Oaxaca, Mexico who “sneaked” into the United States, and eventually landed in Healdsburg, California, where after 8 years he brought his wife Con­ception (Concha) Rosas Hernandez and children, Can­dido, Hugo, and baby Evelia to California. Rafael’s native village of Tequixtepec resides […] Continue reading

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Cannabis Ironies & Hypocrisies

“Legalize pot!” What was once hippie heresy has become a bandwagon. This past weekend’s “Emerald Cup” in Sonoma County has just been covered by the San Francisco Chronicle and other media as if the holy herb were already legal and on display like prize pigs. The nation’s largest state medical association, the Cali­fornia Medical Association, […] Continue reading

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Mendocino County Today: December 17, 2013

HOPLAND FIRE CHIEF JOHN BARTLETT has an interesting sense of humor. Last week he briefly had a plastic Santa peeing off his roof all modeled in tiny Christmas lights. That one’s gone, but in its place is a scene that has disturbed several of his neighbors. * * * Dear Editor, I feel the need […] Continue reading

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Mendocino County Today: December 15, 2013

THERE’S nothing physically wrong with me, and I’ll head off sarcastic rejoinders by adding there’s nothing wrong with me mentally, either, say what you will. But I spent Friday hustling up and down Post Street to medical testing appointments. There was a claustrophobic hour in the MRI tube. “Don’t move, Mr. Anderson, and I’ll see […] Continue reading

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Mendocino County Today: December 14, 2013

WHO WOULD HAVE THOUGHT? Those of us now in our golden years, remember when a couple of hard-charging Mendo cops (Stuart?) roamed the County tearing up outback pot farms, and through the 1970s and the 80s, growers up and down the Northcoast lived in fear of annual raids by ever larger pot raid teams. The […] Continue reading

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Mendocino County Today: December 13, 2013

FERAL PIGS have plagued the Northcoast for years, all the way back to the early twentieth century when they were widely cultivated and herded fairly long distances for rail shipment south to Bay Area slaughter houses. Continue reading

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Mendocino County Today: December 12, 2013

JANE KIM is a San Francisco supervisor who, with her colleagues, are at last discussing neo-rent control strategies. SF rents are ridiculous, rising ever upward as more and more people with more and more money move into the city. Rents are also extortionate in much of Mendocino County, as are commercial rents in both locales. […] Continue reading

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Mendocino County Today: December 11, 2013

PUBLIC DEFENDER LINDA THOMPSON did not attend memorial services for long time public defenders Bert Schlosser and Tom Croak. Zero persons from Thompson’s classy operation attended Croak’s service, three deputy district attorneys turned out for Schlosser. The boss did not acknowledge either memorial nor did she send flowers or condolences to family members of the […] Continue reading

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