FOOD & DRINK
Coast animal shelter closing, Humane Society reflects on impacts
Mendocino County Animal Services has announced the closure of the Fort Bragg Animal Shelter as early as July 1st due to diminishing county coffers. The shelter which reopened in 2019 after a previous closure is unlikely to be reopened even if budget woes subside. I spoke to Richard Molinari the director of Animal Care Services for the county and Judy Martin the Executive Director of the Mendocino Coast Humane Society, which runs a separate shelter about how this will impact coastal residents and domestic pets.
The mystery of Bowling Ball Beach | Bartell's Backroads
GALLAWAY, Calif. — At the southwestern edge of Mendocino County is a geological phenomenon that only appears when the tide is low. It’s a part of Schooner Gulch State Park known as 'Bowling Ball Beach.'. The sandy cliffsides offer some stark views along Highway 1, but if you...
Special Skunk Train fundraiser for beloved local Train Singer Greg Schindel
WILLITS, 5/30/23 — Many Mendocino County residents and riders of the Skunk Train are familiar with “Train Singer” Greg Schindel, who has been a musical fixture on the train since 1988. Schindel is currently facing cancer, and a special train event on June 3 will raise proceeds to assist his medical treatments and other costs.
Mendocino County artist Sue Sweet’s work featured in Ukiah Corner Gallery front windows
Watercolorist and mixed media artist Sue Sweet was last exhibited at the Corner Gallery at the very beginning of the pandemic in 2020. She had hung a beautiful springtime show in both front windows, only to end up with a closed gallery and few passers-by as the worried citizens of Ukiah hunkered down in their homes for fear of catching the virus. Thanks to Sue’s determination and generosity, she is back in the gallery’s front windows for the month of June.
The Mendocino Setlist: May 29-June 4 offers an accordion and piano duo, country rock to support veterans, and blues rock at a car show on the coast
MENDOCINO Co., 5/29/22 – Coming off the cusp of a reflective and busy Memorial Day weekend, this week’s Setlist brings us a more relaxed schedule of live music events. It’s a great chance to get out and see talented local musicians perform. Highlights include Fort Bragg favorites accordionist Jan and pianist K.C. at the Slack Tide Cafe on Fri. June 2. The duo will perform lively renditions of classics by everyone from Frank Sinatra to the Beatles, even better, drink and food sales benefit the Noyo Center for Marine Science. On Sat. June 3, check out the Scott Forbes Band in Ukiah as they perform as part of the inspiring Veterans Art Project. The afternoon features art exhibitions by artists that have served in the military. If you find yourself on the coast on Saturday, head down to Gualala for the 12th Annual Car Show and Pinebox Derby to soak in the cool car vibes and enjoy danceable blues jams from the Rhythm Drivers.
Willits Community Theatre presents ‘Hymn to Her’ June 2-11
“Hymn to Her,” a locally written production about the evolution of love and romance over the past 400 years in America, will open at the Willits Community Theatre Playhouse on June 2 at 7:30 p.m. The show is comprised of seven one-act plays set in a sequence of various...
Willits Center for the Arts to showcase Darrell Carpenter and Robert Ross art
Darrell Carpenter’s paintings and Robert Ross’s paper cuts and collages are sure to complement each other and create a fascinating display of different artistic techniques. Visitors to the Willits Center for the Arts will appreciate the opportunity to view such unique and diverse works of art. The combination...
‘High Off the Land’ show at Art Center Ukiah opens June 2
Cannabis has a long and colorful history in Mendocino County, and it affects both residents and visitors in diverse ways. It has fueled our economy for years, and has recently become legal. With 20/20 hindsight on half a century of local cannabis cultivation and use, Art Center Ukiah board members decided that it’s time to do a show about the different aspects of how it speaks to all of us.
Artistic Reflections on the Back to the Land Movement
A whole bunch of canes and a few walkers, but most of us were still ambulating on our own, as the now gray-headed back to the landers celebrated their own amidst the multi-media art presentation, “Something’s Happening Here, Artistic Reflections on the Back to the Land Movement,” at an opening reception at the Grace Hudson Museum on May 19.
Mendocino County Pet of the Week: Meet Periwinkle
Periwinkle is the new girl in town! You might remember her from Violet’s litter of pups named after the color purple. They hung out in Kennel 21 until homes were found for all. Periwinkle was adopted as a young pup and is a year old now. Sadly her home...
O’Neill: Stopping to smell the rose blooms (column)
This is our farm column from farmer Casey O’Neill. O’Neill is the owner operator of HappyDay Farms north of Laytonville, and a long time advocate for the cannabis community in Mendocino Co; more of his writing can be found here. The opinions expressed in this column are those of the writer. If you would like to submit a letter to the editor feel free to write to [email protected].
Fort Bragg Animal Shelter Announces Immediate Closure—Humane Society Will Pick Up the Slack
The following is a press release issued by the Mendocino Coast Humane Society:. The County of Mendocino has announced the immediate closure of their coastal facility. This closure is very concerning and undoubtedly leaves a large gap in animal services on the coast. Since 1987, the Mendocino Coast Humane Society...
Winning SuperLotto Plus lottery ticket sold in Mendocino County
LOS ANGELES – There were no tickets sold with all six numbers in Saturday evening’s SuperLotto Plus drawing and the estimated jackpot for Tuesday’s drawing is $61 million. One ticket each with five numbers, but missing the Mega number, was sold at a convenience store in Ukiah...
Celebrate Father’s Day on June 18th at Comptche Volunteer Fire Department’s 56th Annual Chicken BBQ
The following is a press release issued by the Comptche Volunteer Fire Department:. This Father’s Day, June 18th, will see the resumption of the annual Chicken Dinner fundraiser for the Comptche Volunteer Fire Department. With 1400 pounds of chicken on the grill, macaroni salad, garlic bread, baked beans, Caesar salad and a large selection of pies it’s a great way to spend Father’s Day at Firehouse Park, just south of Comptche corners on Flynn Creek Road.
Grub on Some Purple Sea Urchin at This Year’s Mendocino Unifest from June 16-18
The following is a press release issued by Koli Communications:. Join chefs, educators, experts, and adventurous palates for all things purple sea urchin this summer as sustainability takes center stage. Long a major producer of sea urchin in the United States, Mendocino County celebrates this delicacy and its intertwined ocean existence with a host of events in coastal Fort Bragg including a sake and urchin seminar, ocean demonstration on harvesting, cleaning and opening fresh purple urchin and special packages including shore dives for this delectable delicacy.
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