Unzipping the Medical Marijuana Controversy: Mendocino Sheriff and Supes talk Zip Ties

Marijuana Starts Daily Photo With the beginning of the outdoor grow season, Mendocino Sheriff Tom Allman has pushed his zip-tie plan for medical marijuana to the front of the agenda.  Monday, in a special meeting, Mendocino County Supervisors will discuss selling plastic ties imprinted with serial numbers and “Mendocino County MMP” (Medical Marijuana Program.)   According to Allman, “People this year

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Hacker Creek Property Seized by Clean-Up Company

Jim Crook of Northcoast Environmental Construction on the Hacker Creek Property last year Several days ago, Northcoast Environmental Engineering seized the property where the 500-1000 gallon diesel spill at an illegal marijuana grow occurred last May.  Part owner Jim Crook explained, ” This is the first time in 18 years of going down there I’ve gotten stuck [with the cost

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Clematis Close-up

Magic in the Morning Light Daily Photo I bought this Clematis and another last year at Redway Feed, one of my favorite gardening supply stores. I loved them so much I bought two more this year (and I have a few others).  The drapery of the vines wrapped around the redwood trellises I also got at  Redway Feed gives the front of

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Cecil's Brings a Touch of the Juke Joint to Garberville

If you haven’t tasted the delicious, sensually sinful food at Cecil’s in Garberville, Saturday the 25th is the time.  According to their press release, “In a continuing effort to bring new and interesting music to Garberville,  Cecil’s New Orleans Bistro is proud to present the unique sounds of Pokey LaFarge this Saturday night. Pokey LaFarge …submerged himself with the most

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La, La, La

Sent by a reader who was amused by my statement that marijuana is going to be legalized and we can stick our fingers in our ears and sing, “la, la, la” or we can have a plan. I’m kind of a La, la, la type of person myself usually but this time, the fallout threatens Humboldt County and the culture

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Mexican Congress Debating Legalizing Marijuana

For the next three days, the Mexican Congress is debating the pros and cons of legalizing Marijuana.  Although the debate is not expected to end with action, the discourse indicates that world opinion is turning against prohibitive drug laws.  In February, Cesar Gaviria of Colombia, Ernesto Zedillo of Mexico and Fernando Cardoso of Brazil, each former presidents of their countries, urged

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