News for all of Mendocino.


The District Attorney’s office filed a conflict of interest in the matter of Charles Reynolds' new attorney, in the trial concerning the death of Kenneth Fisher.
Jesse Cole Wells
Jesse Cole Wells, a suspect in the killing of Laytonville resident Jeffrey Settler, was arrested today by South Lake Tahoe police, with assistance from the Mendo sheriffs
Over the objections of a local physician, the Ukiah city council passed a dispensary ordinance. They also learned that Ukiah is a “secondary to tertiary market” for a high-end hotel.
Local farmers Julia Dakin and Halle Brady discovered they cannot run for the board at the co-op because they are not the members of record on their membership.
Threatening to drive you car through a house on easily checkable public messaging apps doesn't pay.
Supervisors and the public discussed licenses for cannabis business in a January public workshop.
The board of supes' agenda was full of proposed ordinances, as county counsel scrambles to come up with a stopgap recreational ordinance. Gjerde declares a possible dealbreaker.
Board of Supervisors
The supes decided to draft a letter of complaint to the California Coastal Commission about an analyst described as “a rogue employee.” Her boss says that characterization is “unfair.” Also: supervisors replace an MCERA board member and hear from Jerry Ward.


Val Muchowski to be honored as Woman of the Year by State Senator McGuire

Long time union organizer and radio host Val Muchowski will be recognized in honor of Women’s History Month on March 3.

To Northspur by Skunk Train, in the rain

In which we go off the rails with a three-year-old, a TRAIN SINGER®, and a pineapple.

Letter to the editor: Co-op bylaws clearly state Dakin and Brady are no eligible...

In which Ukiah Natural Foods Co-op General Manager Lori Rosenberg responds to columnist Ben Wolff's op-ed from last week.

Op-ed: The Ukiah Co-op has stopped two farmers from running for their board, here’s...

The “angry farmer,” columnist Ben Wolff, argues that the Ukiah Natural Foods Co-op could be the pillar of the local food movement, it claims to be, if it just got out of its own way.
Rep. Huffman and Assemblyman Wood in Ukiah.

Videos: Rep. Jared Huffman and Assemblyman Jim Wood – Ukiah Town Hall

The new President, healthcare, the environment, affordable housing — the duo took on this issues and more.

Letter to the editor: local farmers disqualified from Ukiah Co-op election

Friends, neighbors, and fellow local food lovers, Hi there, our names are Gina Covina, Halle Brady, and Julia Dakin. We’re writing today as a team...

Business owners learn strategies for changing minimum wage laws

A local non-profit and the Ukiah Chamber of Commerce offered a workshop on how to plan for a changing business environment.

Community members brainstorm ideas for public murals in Ukiah

Community members talk about the connection between art and activism as they figure out criteria for public art.
North Street Collective, from their Facebook page.

Announcement: call for 2017 artists’ residencies at Willits’ North Street Collective (press release)

Artists from a wide range of disciplines will be accepted for two sessions of residencies.

MCSO alert! Sheriff’s dogs have a “vested interest” in K9 safety

MENDOCINO CO., 2/6/17 —The Mendocino County Sheriff's Department's cutest staff members are being inVESTigated for their interest in K9 safety! Today's MCSO announcement alerts Mendocino County...
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Wanna know what’s going on? Check out our NEW calendar! Submit your event!

Get out, have fun, and get involved with our new calendar! Find out what's happening and get the word out.

Caltrans will remain part of local tribes’ lawsuit over Willits bypass, judge rules

The tribes' case will move forward with Caltrans still a defendant.

Editorial: Governor’s office refuses to release names of District 3 supervisor applicants

The Mendocino Voice filed a public records request with the governor's office, asking for a list of applicants to the Third District supervisor position and other information. His office said no.
Allman presents to supervisors, BHAB members, and HHSA staff at a Jan. 23 joint meeting in Ukiah.

Sheriff will stop responding to non-violent 5150s later this year

Sheriff Allman plans to send out deputies on mental health crisis calls only when the threat of violence is present.

Growing: Art, Life, and Cannabis in Mendocino County (call for artists from Arts Council)

The Arts Council is seeking art submissions for a show in June that contribute to a conversation on cannabis in Mendocino.

VIDEO: Women’s Marches around Mendocino County

We talked to the marchers and put together a video from Willits, Ukiah, and Fort Bragg.

Can salmon and weed co-exist? The ERRP is working to make it so.

A local non-profit, devoted to restoring the Eel River, sketched out plans for the upcoming year.

Women’s marches planned for Mendo Jan.  21, day after inauguration

Post-inauguration marches are scheduled for cities around the world, including four in Mendo.

Video: Wintertime Precipitation in Mendo

Take a ride through the rain and snow!





OPINION: Mental Health Advisory Board supports AG

Dear Editor: At the Mendocino County Behavioral Health Advisory Board meeting on October 19, 2016, an open public discussion was held by the Board Members...

OPINION: A letter in support of Supervisor Woodhouse from Sonya Nesch

Letter to the Editor Without Supervisor Woodhouse, Mendocino County Mental Health would still be wallowing in their cesspool with Ortner, and pouring much of the...
Drop off your mail-in ballot in this traffic circle box at 501 Low Gap Road in Ukiah or at any polling location around the county.

OPINION: A response to ‘fear and loathing’, Yes on AF

A letter to the editor in response to Mike Sweeney’s "fear and loathing" commentary, by Jon Degallier.
Drop off your mail-in ballot in this traffic circle box at 501 Low Gap Road in Ukiah or at any polling location around the county.

OPINION: Mike Sweeney’s fear and loathing of the ballot

In which the argument against AF goes gonzo.

OPINION: Yes on AF, a letter from former Willits mayor Holly Madrigal

Willits City Councilperson Holly Madrigal writes about why she's supporting AF.


Board of Supervisors

Cannabis, garbage, groundwater and mental health on the supes’ agenda tomorrow

The board of supervisors will clarify a few cannabis items and receive updates on the transfer station in Westport and groundwater in the Ukiah valley. Also: retirement board and legal rep.

UPDATED 2/11: Suspect in Settler homicide arrested in Virginia

Frederick Gaestel is the fifth suspect arrested in the homicide of Jeffrey Settler.

At packed meeting supes close-in on final draft of cannabis ordinance

Before a packed house, the supervisors hammered out a few more details about the proposed medical cannabis cultivation ordinance. They could make a final decision by March 7.


Allman presents to supervisors, BHAB members, and HHSA staff at a Jan. 23 joint meeting in Ukiah.

El Sheriff dejará de responder a los casos 5150 no violentos este año

Sheriff Allman planea enviar a diputados en llamadas de crisis de salud mental sólo cuando la amenaza de violencia está presente.
Board of Supervisors

Supervisores recomiendan John Pinches para supervisor del Tercer Distrito — Mendo Voice lo entrevistó

Pinches no diría definitivamente que no buscaría la reelección. En una entrevista que elaboró sobre el cannabis, las ciudades santuario, la salud mental y carreteras.

Comida, flores, calveras y conciencia social en la celebración de Dia de los Muertos

UKIAH — La celebración del Día de los Muertos en el Eagles Nest en Mendocino College el 2 de noviembre fue una explosión visual...

Para Salsas, Las Mexicanas…

WILLITS - Es cierto que el chile dulce existe en México y que se usa en platillos originarios del país.  Pero es indiscutible que...