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The Mendo Low-Down

Mendocino County Cannabis Cultivators: How Much Did You Produce This Year?

"During this time of fluctuation and uncertainty, it is critically important that the Agriculture Department accurately depict the amount of cannabis being produced in Mendocino County."

Save the Redwoods League Acquires 453-Acres of Forest Adjacent to Montgomery Woods

"Montgomery Woods and the forests around it comprise a strikingly beautiful and ecologically important corner of the coast redwood range, for both recreational visitors and conservation."

Structure Fire in Ukiah

Crime

Investigators Determine the Cause of Ukiah House Fire: Arson

Investigators located items that suggested recently squatters had taken residence in the home. But, Battalion Chief Buckingham stated that the fire Sunday night "was not the result of an unattended warming or cooking fire."

Disgraced Cop Kevin Murray Displayed ‘Criminal Sophistication’ and Should Have Served One Year in State Prison—Sonoma County Probation Report

A newly released report discloses that Sonoma County probation was hampered from considering a stronger recommended jail term for the disgraced Ukiah cop because key background criminal reports were not turned over.

Three Teens Suspected of Arson Allegedly Firing a Flare Gun Sparking Last Month’s Fire Near Costco

"Upon speaking with witnesses it was learned that a silver sedan containing what appeared to be three young male subjects were believed to have fired the flare before leaving the area."

Ukiah Man Booked for Being Out of Compliance with Sex Offender Registrant Guidelines

"The Deputies questioned Dewitt and developed probable cause to believe he had failed to meet the deadline for his annual registration date and the 30-day registration date as a transient."

Two Teens Accused of Casing Cars, Firing a Handgun Last Night in Ukiah

"The Deputies located a polymer 80, 9mm handgun."

Armed Robbery Suspects Lead Police Across Humboldt, Mendocino, Lake County Lines Ending With Foot Pursuit

"The two men stole a safe from the property prior to fleeing, resulting in residents contacting law enforcement."

Two Fort Bragg Properties Shot at By Unidentifed Party—Law Enforcement Investigating

"Evidence recovered from all the scenes indicates one firearm was used and it is unclear if a vehicle was used or if the suspect was on foot."

Violent Criminal Who Brutally Attacked a 61-Year-Old Woman in Willits Sentenced to Life in Prison

"He repeatedly beat her before dragging her against her will behind the shopping center’s grocery store where he attempted to sexually assault her."

Negie Fallis, the Lead Suspect in Khadijah Britton’s Disappearance, is Out of Prison and Back in Local Court

Khadijah Britton went missing over four-and-a-half years ago. During that time, Negie Fallis, the man law enforcement suspects made her disappear, has spent nearly two-and-a-half years behind bars. Fallis has managed to elude criminal prosecution for his suspected role in the disappearance of Khadijah.

Ukiah Man Arrested for Alleged Possession of Fentanyl and Ammunition

"A search of Silk-Hoaglin's person revealed several small plastic baggies which contained a commercial quantity of suspected Fentanyl."
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Fire

Investigators Determine the Cause of Ukiah House Fire: Arson

Investigators located items that suggested recently squatters had taken residence in the home. But, Battalion Chief Buckingham stated that the fire Sunday night "was not the result of an unattended warming or cooking fire."

Ukiah House Fire Under Investigation

Ukiah Valley Fire Battalion Chief Eric Singleton told us the structure was known to be uninhabited.

Structure Fire in Ukiah

Initial reports came in around 9:45 p.m. and the Incident Commander can be heard directing firefighters as they assess the fire and attack the incident.

Three Teens Suspected of Arson Allegedly Firing a Flare Gun Sparking Last Month’s Fire Near Costco

"Upon speaking with witnesses it was learned that a silver sedan containing what appeared to be three young male subjects were believed to have fired the flare before leaving the area."

Structure Fire East of Mendocino—Resident Being Treated for Burns

The 52-year-old male resident reportedly was in the house between 5 to 10 minutes before being extricated.

[UPDATE 2:02 p.m.] Fire Burning in Grass Near Lakeport

"Two structures threatened," the air attack crew told dispatch.

Crews Quickly Knock Down Grass Fire That Ignited Near Ukiah’s Southern City Limit

There was reportedly a large spot fire on the top of Oak Knoll Road and the Incident Commander predicted they can quickly tamp the flames.

[UPDATE: Forward Progress Stopped]Vegetation Fire Threatening Structure Near Laytonville

The fire is 1/2 acre moving uphill at moderate rate of spread.

The Bright Side

Point Arena’s Good Buy Clothes Donates Over $25,000 to Local Non-Profits Between 2021-2022

"GBC invites all community members and visitors to our beautiful coast to our next month-end sale on Saturday, August 27. We hope to see our inventory reduced so that we may again start taking donations of clean, lightly used clothing."

‘There’s a Giant Wiener in the Road’: Fort Bragg Resident Spots the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile

There, in all its glory, was the famous Oscar Mayer Wienermobile driving down Fort Bragg’s Elm Street, shining in the sunlight of the Mendocino Coast.

Three Families and One Car Combine in a Story About Generosity, Hope, and the Power of Community

“I can’t say with words what Alliance Auto means to us. People like Sal and Jenifer go above and beyond in our community, providing help humbly and quietly.”

For the First Time Since the COVID-19 Pandemic, Visitors Climb to the Top of the Point Cabrillo Lighthouse

"On June 11, 825 days after the last lens tours, eighty-seven tourists and locals got the opportunity to stand next to Point Cabrillo’s working Fresnel lens, the same one that was first lit at midnight on June 10 of 1909."

Why Highway 128 Encapsulates the True Northern California Experience

From Cloverdale to the sea. From ridgelines, valleys, vineyards and Redwoods which follow the Navarro River to where the pavement meets Highway 1.

Traffic

Driver Runs After Crash North of Willits on 101

Law enforcement at the scene reports that according to bystanders, the driver who fled is a white, male adult wearing a dark baseball hat, green shirt, and dark shorts.

Take Caution: Roadways Littered with Traffic Accidents as Sunday Rains Fall on Mendocino County

Drivers, please generally slow down, allow extra space for oncoming traffic, use your headlights, and be vigilant of roadway conditions.

Vehicle Overturned North of Laytonville on Hwy 101

The CHP Traffic Incident Information Page warns that the northbound lane is closed.

State Route 175 Blocked After Big Rig and Pickup Collide Head-On

The semi is reportedly blocking both lanes of SR-175 and three parties are injured, two with reportedly minor injuries.

Multiple Vehicles Strike Cow on Highway 101 Near Willits

CHP has shut down the Willits Bypass and redirected traffic to Highway 20 until they clear the roadway.

Motorcycle vs. Vehicle on North State Street Near Calpella

Initial reports from the scene indicate neither vehicle is blocking the roadway and the rider is up and walking.

Hit and Run Accident in Ukiah Leaves SUV Overturned and Unoccupied After Parties Fled

Law enforcement is now searching for a dark-colored pickup truck that is suspected of being involved in the collision.

Major Injuries After Motorcycle Strikes Pickup Truck on Highway 1 Near Mendocino

The California Highway Patrol Traffic Incident Information page indicates that traffic is still flowing in the area described as near the intersection of State Route 1 and Big River Road.

Government

Summer Rains, Community Cleanups, and County Finance—3rd District Supervisor John Haschak’s Monthly Update

"Systems and processes usually keep things moving openly, transparently and properly. When we don’t have appropriate systems and processes, things can go astray quickly. This seems to be the case with the County finances."

State Governor Signs Legislation to Strengthen California’s Cannabis Laws 

"For too many Californians, the promise of cannabis legalization remains out of reach.

Community Invited to Review Draft 2040 Ukiah General Plan on September 22

"The focus of this meeting is to preview the public review draft 2040 General Plan, answer questions, and take input from the community."

Board of Supervisors Discuss Timely Financial Reporting Practices Claims To Address Budgetary Fuss

After a controversial declaration of financial crisis six weeks ago, the Board of Supervisors discussed timeframes for financial reporting requirements with Chamise Cubbison, the new Auditor-Controller Treasurer-Tax Collector.

A Crisis Becomes a Boon? The Whiplash of Mendocino County’s Financial Status

Remember a month ago when Mendocino County Supervisors created an uproar by asking the state Controller to step in and take a hard look at county finances? 

Environment

Save the Redwoods League Acquires 453-Acres of Forest Adjacent to Montgomery Woods

"Montgomery Woods and the forests around it comprise a strikingly beautiful and ecologically important corner of the coast redwood range, for both recreational visitors and conservation."

Citizen Monitors Overseeing Log Removal Stop Activities in Jackson State Forest

"On Wednesday morning, Sept. 21, 2022, forest protectors nonviolently stopped operations in the highly contested timber harvest plan (THP) known as Red Tail, in Jackson State Demonstration Forest (JDSF) 6 miles east of Ft. Bragg near the popular Camp One campground."

Lawsuit Aims to Protect West Coast Fischer 

“Fishers have it rough. From  rodenticide poisoning, to habitat loss from logging and fires, these tenacious critters  face significant threats to their continued existence.”  

Hopland Resident Finds Rattlesnake Inside Family Truck

As she went to put her family’s puppy in the front seat, she was shocked and alarmed when she saw a rattlesnake coiled on the middle console, where a driver might rest their elbow.

Three Sites Close in the Mendocino National Forest Due to Hazardous Materials Cleanup

"Cleanup operations are underway at High Glade lookout, Keller Place and Beaver Glade fire station. Forest officials expect cleanup to be completed by Sept. 30, 2022."

A Dead Humpback Whale Washes Up on the Mendocino County Coast

For the third time this year, a dead whale has washed up on the Mendocino County coast.

Tribal Fishery Disasters Declared in the West—$17.4 Million Allocated

“Sustainable and resilient fisheries play a vital role in helping tribal communities put food on the table and in supporting economic well-being."

Activists Block Logging Activities in Jackson State Forest Call on Board of Forestry to Reinstate Pause

"Activists said they are issuing an “Earth First! Stop Work Order” to replace the “pause” CalFire had agreed to during recent on-going talks but appears to have abruptly jettisoned."

Researchers Confirm Coast Redwood and Douglas Fir as Hosts for Sudden Oak Death Pathogen

"It is not yet clear how seriously the disease will impact California's coast redwood and Douglas fir trees, which are ecologically and economically vital to the state, particularly to the timber, nursery, landscape and construction industries."

Weather

Utilities

World’s First ‘GridOptimal’ Building Is Sonoma Clean Power’s Headquarters

"Sonoma Clean Power (SCP) recently unveiled its new all-electric headquarters which features an innovative microgrid and goes far beyond “net zero energy” standards by reducing greenhouse gas emissions on the State’s electric grid."

Waste Management Will Resume Collection of Containers

"The best way to ensure pickup of the containers is to place them in a visible and accessible location near the road or previous service location."

Tree Damages Power Lines East of Fort Bragg—Over 500 PG&E Customers Without Power

The PG&E outage map indicates 513 homes are without power and says PG&E is investigating the cause of the outage. The power is estimated to be restored around 3:30 p.m.

Fort Bragg Will Resume Water Disconnections for Nonpayment in September 2022

"In March 2022, the Fort Bragg City Council suspended the disconnection of residential accounts that were 60 days past due with balances under $2,000 through the end of August 2022 to allow customers to apply for the Low Income Household Water Assistance Program."

Letter to the Editor: More EV Chargers Make Sense. Here’s Why.

"...as California moves toward phasing out new gas-powered vehicles by 2035, it’s the right time to increase the accessibility and convenience of driving an electric vehicle in Mendocino County."

Tribes

Legislation Introduced by California Representatives Advancing Tribal Inclusion in Public Lands Law

“It’s long past time we fix this omission and allow Tribal governments to have the same opportunities to access and purchase public lands as state and local governments."

MendoThrowback: An Interview With a Pomo Basket Weaver—The ‘Best Baskets Are Buried With the Dead’

Clara Williams was born in 1883 and grew to master Pomo basketry. When the Ukiah Daily Journal interviewed her in 1955, she spoke of being one of the last Pomo basket weavers left.

Yurok Tribe Hosts 1st Annual Northern California Tribal Summit on Missing and Murdered Indigenous People

"The epidemic of missing and murdered Indigenous people is a national humanitarian crisis, with California ranking fifth in the nation for incidents of MMIP, and the far north of the state accounting for most cases."

‘Say Her Name’: A Remembrance of the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Around the Emerald Triangle

Northern California is "a landscape of repeated instances of violence, so saturated that to many, it may seem unavoidable. Indeed, many Indigenous women and girls are taught it is not a question if they will be assaulted, but when and how often.”

Over $1 Million Will Be Distributed to North Coast Tribes for ‘Preservation of Tribal Sites and Cultural Traditions’

“Thanks to the investments made by Congress in this year’s funding bill, over a million dollars is heading their way to preserve places of cultural significance, ensuring America’s diverse history is protected and celebrated.”

Cannabis

Drought

A Lake of Summer Memories Is Now a Grim Symbol of Mendocino County’s Water Crisis

The quiet crisis building in the background of our Mendocino County lives is water. Sometimes a couple of photographs can tell the story better than any reporter could.

Fort Bragg Facing Down a Stage 1 Water Alert—City Will Recommend Restrictions Next Week

"The City was fortunate to receive late rains this past spring extending our need to require water conservation restrictions, however, as current water supply conditions are beginning to show the effects of a third year of drought."

Town Hall on Drought to Update Long-Range Weather Forecast, Impacts on Russian River, and Parks

"Hosted by Sonoma County Supervisor Lynda Hopkins, the town hall will feature a panel of experts reporting on current drought conditions, the latest long-range weather forecast, and the impact of the drought on Russian River water quality, recreation and the county’s regional park system."

Russian River Curtailments, A Stand-Alone Water Agency—Notes from the Mendocino County Drought Task Force Meeting 

Issues discussed included potential curtailments to Russian River water users, the possibility of a stand-alone task force dedicated to water issues, and an ordinance designed to monitor commercial wells.

City of Ukiah Leads the Way to Groundbreaking Regional Water Sharing Program

"New model approved by State Water Board for voluntary partnership between water rights holders to adaptively manage water use in the Upper Russian River Watershed."

COVID-19

Mendocino County’s Masking Policies Dial Back from ‘Orders’ to ‘Strong Recommendations’

"Orders for universal masking in public settings including schools, childcare, and on public transportation have already been replaced by 'strong recommendations.'"

Bivalent COVID-19 Boosters Now Available in Mendocino County

"The updated boosters are free and provide the best protection against the currently dominant Omicron BA.5  variant of COVID-19, as well as the original strain."

Mendocino County Infant Passes Away with the COVID-19 Virus

“COVID-19 has become one of the top  3 leading causes of death in California over the last year."

Free At-Home COVID Tests Available Until Sept 2nd

"All households in the U.S. have been eligible to receive three (3) orders of free at-home COVID tests."

‘The Severity of the Pandemic is Lessening’—The Miller Report

"We’re in a stronger place today as a nation, with more tools—like vaccination, boosters, and treatments—to protect ourselves, and our communities, from severe illness from COVID-19."
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Community Events

Medium Art Gallery Invites Community to Explore Death, Its Inevitability and Impact, in Their ‘Momento Mori’ Exhibition

"Remembering that we all will die one day allows us to be present in the world and more present in our lives. Death reminds us that each moment of life is sacred."

Community Invited to Review Draft 2040 Ukiah General Plan on September 22

"The focus of this meeting is to preview the public review draft 2040 General Plan, answer questions, and take input from the community."

Pathway to Healing Suicide Remembrance in Fort Bragg, September 17, 2022

"...a time in which individuals, organizations, and communities around the world can educate and engage everyone in our community to find their role in suicide prevention."

Fort Bragg Hosting Free Tire Disposal on October 22

"Acceptable tires include: up to 48” diameter size limit, rims okay, residential tires only, no bicycle tires, and no insect-infested tires will be accepted. Please remove any excess dirt or debris from tires."

Adventist Health Ukiah Valley Hosting Career Fair on September 15

"As the organization continues to build careers around inspiring patients in their health, wholeness and hope, these career fairs are hoped to connect community members with a career path in health care, close to home."

MendoMoments

MendoMoments: The Super Flower Blood Moon Descends Behind Duncan Peak

Hopland resident Vernon Hamilton Budinger arose in the darkness to capture the strange sight of the moon-turned- ochre. He managed to snap a shot of Duncan Peak's silhouette as the eclipse waned and the moon descended below the western horizon.

MendoMoments: Noyo Harbor’s Baby Ospreys Emerge

Fort Bragg resident Judy Valadao Valadao said, "We were very surprised as they exposed themselves one at a time until there were three. Be sure to bring binoculars if you want to see them as they await the male's return to the nest with a fish."

MendoMoments: The Nearness of Autumn Comes Into Focus on the Mendocino Bluffs

"The blackberries, the wild radish seed pods, the fried egg plant flowers just scream fall."

MendoMoments: The Warmth of Santa Claus Eminates from a Fort Bragg Storefront

A Fort Bragg resident captured this image of the Furniture Mart's storefront packed with an assembly of Santas, glowing red and white provoking a nostalgia of simpler times.

MendoMoments: ‘Frost and Fire’- A Covelo Sunrise on a Chilly Morn

"When the short day is brightest, with frost and fire/ The brief sun flames the ice."

Mendonoma

A River Otter Visits the Point Arena Pier—A Dispatch From Mendonoma

"The otter looked at the people walking on the sidewalk, and immediately ran back into the water. No one else seemed to notice."

Sandbar Traps Steelhead in the Gualala River— Dispatch from Mendonoma

"We have had a lot of rain overnight and continuing today. It's very possible the Gualala River will breach the sandbar, possibly today."

The Bald Eagle and the Shadow—A Dispatch from Mendonoma

"Sara Bogard saw this Bald Eagle coming in for a landing on the sand by the P'Da Hau, aka the Garcia River."

An American Kestrel Glares at a Photographer— Dispatch from Mendonoma

"These beautiful, small falcons have migrated off the Mendonoma Coast in recent days because they nest inland."

MendoLit

MendoLit: ‘When Her Bones Were Found Your Grief was Uncontainable’— An Untitled Poem by Rose Brown

For our first installment of MendoLit, we're featuring an untitled, free verse poem by Rose Brown found in her collection entitled "A Briefcase Full of Feathers".

Poets and Writers! Help us Capture the Essence of Mendocino County in Our New Section ‘MendoLit’

To capture the essence of our vast vistas, MendoFever will be featuring a new section we're calling "MendoLit" that will showcase poetry, short stories, flash fiction, and vignettes that put to words that hard-to-pin-down feeling we call home.

Op-Ed/Letter to the Editor

‘Phase 3 is the Only Path for Legal, Local, Conscious Cannabis Farmers’: Cannabis Consultant on Proposed Ordinance

"The reality is, practically no environmental protections existed with the previous ordinance, and illicit grows currently operate more acreage than 22.18 could ever allow."

Letter to the Editor: Fort Bragg Planning- Please Preserve Cypress Street’s Cypress Trees

"The City of Ft. Bragg has an obligation to protect Rare or Endangered or Critically Imperiled trees and to plant more trees and not keep cutting them down to accommodate development."

Letter to the Editor: Potter Valley Pine Tree That Bald Eagles Nest Within Slated to be Cut Down Tomorrow

"What can the public do if they are concerned? Call the Department of Fish & Wildlife and/or Pacific Gas & Electric and ask about the tree slated to be cut which holds an active bald eagle nest, just days before early nesting season officially begins in California."

A Crisis Becomes a Boon? The Whiplash of Mendocino County’s Financial Status

Remember a month ago when Mendocino County Supervisors created an uproar by asking the state Controller to step in and take a hard look at county finances? 

‘A Public Execution Without Knowing What the Condemned Man Did’—Reflections on the Noble Waidelich Saga

"It was a stomach-churning end to the career of a Police Chief who less than a year ago was touted as a personable young guy who could lead the 18-officer department out of a troubled stretch."

Police Logs

Education

‘Learning is Unfinished, Not Lost’—A Message from the Mendocino County Office of Education

"Schools are now faced with how to help students catch up with their learning. Research suggests more students have experienced more unfinished learning during the last two years than ever before."

Yokayo Elementary and Grace Hudson Elementary earn top California PBIS Awards

"Schools with a successful PBIS system often see reductions in disciplinary infractions, antisocial behaviors will become less frequent, and substance abuse can decline."

St. Mary’s School in Ukiah Hires New Principal

“I am honored to join the St. Mary’s community."

Ukiah Unified to Discuss Developer Fees at August 29 Community Meeting

"The August 29th meeting will be a great way to learn about developer fees and provide a platform for community members to ask questions and help us hear their point of view."

Ukiah Unified Begins the 2022-23 School Year on August 22

"Welcome back! On Monday, August 22, 2022, Ukiah Unified School District begins the 2022-2023 school year, welcoming over 6,000 students—from preschoolers who are just learning to manage a daily routine to high school seniors preparing for college and the workplace."

It’s Back to School Time, Ukiah! Stay Alert, Drive Safely, and Keep Our Kids Safe

"By exercising extra care and caution when driving in school zones, pedestrians and children will be safer in our community."

Health

Zero Monkeypox Cases in Mendocino County—Public Health Prepared to Contact Trace If Needed

"Monkeypox spreads through direct contact with the rash and objects soiled from open lesions, like clothes and linens, and large droplets in face-to-face conversation."

Hospice Services Expanding in Mendocino County—The Miller Report

"The focus of hospice care is on reducing suffering, both physical and mental. Emphasis on helping the patient maintain dignity and self-determination is important. Hospice also provides emotional and spiritual support for the patient’s loved ones."

When Religion Dictates Healthcare: Access to Abortion in Humboldt and Mendocino Counties Is Restricted

Abortion remains legal in California, but there have been barriers to access since well before the Supreme Court overturned Roe vs. Wade. In Mendocino and Humboldt Counties, religious hospitals refuse what they term elective abortions.

Pathway to Healing Suicide Remembrance in Fort Bragg, September 17, 2022

"...a time in which individuals, organizations, and communities around the world can educate and engage everyone in our community to find their role in suicide prevention."

Mendocino County Infant Passes Away with the COVID-19 Virus

“COVID-19 has become one of the top  3 leading causes of death in California over the last year."

Cooling Center Opens in Ukiah After Public Health Declares a ‘Heat Emergency’

"Excessive heat poses a real health risk, particularly to those who work outdoors, the elderly,  young children, pregnant women, and those with chronic diseases."

A New Website, Meeting Minutes, Adventist vs. Anthem—Highlights from the Mendocino Coast Healthcare District Board Meeting

At last week’s meeting of the Mendocino Coast Healthcare District Board, directors discussed a new website, last year’s minutes, and a letter concerning the possibility of Adventist hospitals no longer taking Anthem insurance.

Mendocino County Public Health Monkeypox Update

"In California, 434 cases have been confirmed. The California Department of Public Health currently reports the risk from monkeypox to the general population as very low."

Adventist Health Ukiah Valley Welcomes Two New Pharmacy Residents

“Our Pharmacy Residency Program not only provides practical hands-on experience for pharmacists to continue their careers, but also brings great value to the community.”

The SF-Mendo-Humboldt Fentanyl Pipeline is Surging—Overdoses are Rising—the Mendo DA Warns of Reductions in Prison Sentences

As fentanyl ravages the North Coast, local leaders are looking to find structural deficiencies that are enabling the drug’s distribution.

mendohistory

The Day the Devil Came to Willits

"Want to know what the definition of Hell actually is? It's when it turns pitch black at 3 p.m. and becomes a deep blood red by 6."

MendoThrowback: An Interview With a Pomo Basket Weaver—The ‘Best Baskets Are Buried With the Dead’

Clara Williams was born in 1883 and grew to master Pomo basketry. When the Ukiah Daily Journal interviewed her in 1955, she spoke of being one of the last Pomo basket weavers left.

A Look Back at the Ebbs and Flows of Mendocino County’s Skateboarding Scene

"Oh gosh, skateboarding and Mendocino County... For the most part, especially back in the '80s, there was a definite love-hate relationship between kids, adults, police and city council folk in the three major towns: Willits, Ukiah and Fort Bragg."

How the Death of Fifteen Firefighters in the Mendocino National Forest Sowed the Seeds of Today’s Firefighting Aircrafts

“The important thing about the original air tanker operation was its enthusiasm. The conviction that “this idea will work” spread from the dozen or so pilots to the Forest Service and state people, who call the pilots back, again and again, to help put out fires all over the state."

‘Defend Against All Enemies’: When Nativism and Moral Panic Fueled the Rise of the Ku Klux Klan in Mendocino County

The 1920s would see hundreds of Mendocino County residents don white robes, attend initiation ceremonies, and gaze upon burning crosses glowing in the hills above Willits, Ukiah, Fort Bragg, and other areas. 

Community

If You Value What We Do, Please Consider a Monthly Donation to MendoFever

As the Bell Fire grew this afternoon, we had over 500 readers on our website at once. If each of those readers donated just $5/month, we'd have the funds to pay for more, deeper coverage of this place we call home.

Get Your Voice Heard This Saturday at Fort Bragg’s Quarterly Downtown Community Meeting

"This is a great opportunity to join the conversation and participate in downtown revitalization efforts, such as walking tours, murals, and learn about City Council’s recent water/sewer capacity fee waiver, and more!"

You Can Help Preserve a Pristine and Publicly Accessible Stretch of the Mendocino Coast—Consider Donating

"Your contributions to the nonprofit Westport Village Society will support preserving this pristine 26-acre oceanfront parcel at the west end of Branscomb Road in its natural condition, accessible for all to enjoy."

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