Mendocino County, CAEast Bay Times

In Russian River’s fabled vineyards, the harvest of a drought

POTTER VALLEY — Rich with promise and potential, the grapes that create the Russian River Valley’s famed wines are ripening in the intense midday heat. But soon they’ll face the fight of their lives, deprived of water as the state diverts scarce supplies from agriculture to the region’s thirsty cities and subdivisions.
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Unemployment rates in May drop across the North Bay, all lower than California

Unemployment rates in May dropped from the month before across the North Bay’s six-county region, all besting California’s unemployment rate of 7.9%, according to state figures released Friday. Marin County’s unemployment rate in May was 4.3%, the lowest figure among its five regional neighbors. Sonoma County followed at 5.3% unemployment....
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Letters: Local business blindsided

As the owners of the Office Bar and Bistro, we’d like to clarify the timeline of events that led up to the press release from Mendocino County Health Department regarding Covid positive customer(s) reported to have visited our establishment on May 22 and/or 23. Unfortunately, we were never notified of...

Tour of Kelly Paine’s Mill in Piercy Rescheduled for This Friday

This is a press release from the Institute for Sustainable Forestry:. The Institute for Sustainable Forestry is very happy to announce that the tour of Kelly Paine’s mill in Piercy has been rescheduled, after it had to be canceled last year as the pandemic deepened. KP and Sons Custom Redwood...
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Loggers Cut Down Trees Near People in Jackson State Forest

Logging began at daylight this morning in the intensely contested “Caspar 500” timber harvest plan (THP) in Jackson Demonstration State Forest (JDSF), with large second-growth redwoods being felled within 6’ of protestors and a passing trail cyclist. Making their presence known with air horns and loud whistles, several protestors walked up to the fallers and asked them to stop but their pleas were refused by a Supervisor who insisted that tree falling must continue, despite the public’s presence.
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Community Calendar

Willits Farmers Market: Every Thursday from 3 to 5 p.m. On the corner of West Mendocino and Main Street in Willits. Masks and Safe social distance practices are required. Root & Rebound Free Virtual Legal Clinic: On Thursday, June 17 from 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. via phone call. This is for people with arrest or conviction records who reside in San Joaquin, Sacramento, Mendocino, Lake, Del Norte and Humboldt counties. An appointment is required for the clinics by calling 510-279-4662. Please email or call (510) 279-4662 if you have any questions.
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Meet Your Farmer: Jenn Procacci, WildLand Cannabis

Emerald’s Meet Your Farmer series aims to introduce audiences to the legacy operators in Mendocino, Humboldt and Trinity Counties, an area known as the Emerald Triangle. Legacy growers are those who’ve been growing cannabis since before its legalization in states throughout the nation. The series spotlights those cultivators who’ve helped grow America’s weed for generations.
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Gateway Games open in Willits under new ownership

There is a new store open in the Evergreen Village Shopping Center, nestled between Slam Dunk Pizza and Subway. Gateway Games sells a variety of games from video to collectable card games, tabletop games and much, much more. Gateway Games is co-owned by Tony Pearce and Jeremy Lamar, who also...


Directions: Off Hwy 101 take Hwy 162 to Covelo, CA. Go through town and 2nd intersection north of Covelo take a right on Mendocino Pass Rd. Just a little ways down on the right. Interior Features. Total Rooms: 0. Main Level: Bedroom(s), Dining Room, Full Bath(s), Kitchen, Living Room. Has...
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HappyDay: Finding Joy in Work

Casey O’Neill is a cannabis and food farmer in Mendocino County who has been writing newsletters about his efforts to provide sustainable produce and marijuana. We feature his column once a week. Of late there’s been deep reflection on mentalities of scarcity and abundance. When I feel scarce, when I...
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How’s the market? Title insurance is a worthy investment – Part I

When Realtors explain the importance of title insurance to prospective homebuyers, many homebuyers understandably assume that title insurance is like other insurance—a policy for which they pay ongoing premiums that will protect them in some way against problems that could occur in the future. However, title insurance does the opposite. For a one-time fee, title insurance protects you against problems that may have occurred in the past (to prevent them from coming back to cause problems in the future).


Sunny Turn-Key Corner Lot offers 1500 sqft., 3bd/2bth home built in 2006. Newer exterior/interior paint and new rustic wood look vinyl flooring throughout. Open floor plan with spacious living room & propane fireplace. Central Heat/Air. Double vanity sinks in master bathroom and walk-in shower. On demand propane hot water heater. Nice size back yard split for the animals and garden area. Hot tub is included. Two car garage and low maintenance landscaping. Fire hydrant at the edge of property. Only 7 minutes to Willits Main Street. Close to Brooktrails Golf Course, lakes and plenty of hiking trails. Must See.
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Dripworks busier than ever during pandemic

DripWorks has been operating out of Willits since the early 1990s, although not at the scale they are currently operating at. Owner Leon Springer explained sales were up 50% for the second consecutive year. DripWorks specializes in drip irrigation systems, they sell greenhouses and pond liners as well. The Willits...