The Yin and Yang of Slug Love

  Reader submitted photo of slugs mating by Rodney Brunlinger.  I found this absolutely wonderful blog post about the mating habits of our banana slugs to go with it. Here’s a small excerpt but you really should read the whole thing. …slug-sex begins with head-waving and gentle biting of the other slug’s genital opening. Once they get to the Big

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Two Wrongs in Front of a Game Warden…

Some press releases beg for more of the story to come out…. Mendocino Co. Sheriff Press Release: On 5-25-2012 a Warden from the California Department of Fish and Game was called to investigate environmental damage at 35750 Etsel Ridge Road in Covelo. A citizen, 66 year-old Jerry Tergis of Covelo assisted the Game Warden by leading him to the scene

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Alas, 300 Whipped Cream Chargers Strayed from Their Intended Purpose?

Fortuna Police Dept Press Release: FORTUNA, CA – On Memorial Day, the Fortuna Police Department, along with several agencies throughout the State of California, conducted a DUI Saturation Patrol. As a result of this operation, 25 drivers were stopped for various vehicle code violations, 8 drivers were issued citations, two were arrested for driving while unlicensed and three vehicles were

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Accident Near Intersection of 299 and 101

[googlemaps https://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=40.896771+-124.083135&aq=&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=79.857851,178.154297&ie=UTF8&ll=40.896771,-124.083135&spn=0.03873,0.086989&t=m&z=14&output=embed&w=425&h=350]   According to the CHP site, an accident between a VW and a sedan has blocked the #2 southbound lane near the intersection of 299 and Hwy 101 north of Arcata. It is a no injury accident though so hopefully it will be cleared fast.

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101 Benbow Offramp Blocked

[googlemaps https://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=40.063277+-123.783590&aq=&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=79.857851,178.154297&ie=UTF8&t=m&z=14&ll=40.063277,-123.78359&output=embed&w=425&h=350]   The CHP is reporting that a possible traffic collision/blown tire on the northbound Benbow offramp is resulting in a closed lane. According to their site, there is a silver sedan blocking the lane.

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The Avenue of the Giants Awakens for Summer

Memorial Day weekend marks the time that the Avenue of the Giants awakens for the summer season. Last Wednesday, local friends and family scoured the southernmost restaurant, the Chimney Tree, shining windows and polishing all the kitchen chrome.  Locals salivated at the idea of the local Chapman ranch beef burgers and real milkshakes once again. For those veggie lovers, black

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