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President Obama Adds Mendocino Site to California Coastal National Monument

March 10, 2014 | 2:33 pm

President Obama Adds Mendocino Site to California Coastal National Monument

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Designation of site at Point Arena is expected to attract tourists to a relatively little-visited area.

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Arrests Reported in Tree-Sitting Bypass Protest

March 21, 2013 | 12:22 pm

Arrests Reported in Tree-Sitting Bypass Protest

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From her vantage point in a ponderosa pine, Amanda Senseman—better known as Warbler—can see for miles. Thursday morning she spotted something that made her angry: California Highway Patrol officers arresting folks who share her opposition to a Highway 101 bypass. Warbler said at least one of the protesters was chanting support for the tree sitter, […]

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Up in the Air With a Mendocino County Tree-Sitter

March 1, 2013 | 2:19 pm

Up in the Air With a Mendocino County Tree-Sitter

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“Warbler” is a 24-year-old goat farmer who has decided to make her home in a ponderosa pine near the Mendocino County town of Willits in hopes she can help head off a big Caltrans highway project. The agency has already begun preliminary work on a bypass that would shift U.S. 101 from its current route […]

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In Mendocino County, a Sheriff’s Department Split Over Marijuana Permitting

February 20, 2012 | 1:07 pm

In Mendocino County, a Sheriff’s Department Split Over Marijuana Permitting

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Last Tuesday the Mendocino County Board of Supervisors voted to end a unique program that placed medical marijuana cultivation under the supervision of the sheriff’s department, approving a watered down version of the ordinance (pdf), known as 9.31, instead. The permit program was the first of its kind in the nation, but it ran afoul […]

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Mendocino County Ends Medical Pot Permitting Program

January 24, 2012 | 7:30 pm

Mendocino County Ends Medical Pot Permitting Program

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Bowing to federal pressure, Mendocino County will no longer issue permits to medical marijuana growers. The County Board of Supervisors voted 4-1 to end the popular permit program, which was the first of its kind in the nation. The vote also makes it illegal to cultivate more than 25 plants, reducing the amount from the […]

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Federal Crackdown Leaves Mendocino’s Pot Program Seemingly on Last Legs

January 17, 2012 | 2:36 pm

Federal Crackdown Leaves Mendocino’s Pot Program Seemingly on Last Legs

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The always-complicated relationship between the federal government and California officials over the issue of medical marijuana became even more strained last October when the four U.S. Attorneys for the state announced an enhanced enforcement strategy designed to crack down on what they see as abuses of California’s legalization of the drug for medical purposes. Legal […]

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Prosecutors Move to Shut Down Mendocino Pot Permit Program

January 11, 2012 | 8:15 am

Prosecutors Move to Shut Down Mendocino Pot Permit Program

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From California Watch Mendocino County’s ambitious effort to regulate marijuana production – the first of its kind in California and the nation – is facing growing uncertainty following new threats of legal action by federal prosecutors. The controversial program, which began two years ago, authorizes growers to cultivate up to 99 marijuana plants, provided they […]

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Northstone Organics’ Matt Cohen, Mendocino County Sheriff Tom Allman on Yesterday’s DEA Raid

October 14, 2011 | 4:00 pm

Northstone Organics’ Matt Cohen, Mendocino County Sheriff Tom Allman on Yesterday’s DEA Raid

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Update Monday, Oct 17: From the Ukiah Daily Journal, late Friday night: Northstone dispensary workers facing charges in Sonoma Co. Two employees of Northstone Organics, a Redwood Valley medical marijuana dispensary raided Thursday by federal agents, face charges in Sonoma County Superior Court of transporting and possessing pot for sale. Daniel Harwood, 33, of Willits, […]

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