The exhibit at the Mendocino County Museum in Willits – Main Street: Then and Now, details a town grown by the timber industry and back-to-landers. It inspired a recent forum focused on shaping the future of Willits, a city with many possibilites.  

It's feeding time at Brad Felger's farm in Washington's Skagit Valley. And he's about to feed 40 hungry falcons.

Yes, falcons.

They're an important, albeit often unseen, part of farming in some states, used as a defense mechanism to keep away pesky birds like starlings, which love to eat berries and apples.

Since age 12, Felger has had a self-described love for everything with feathers, scales or tails.

"Falconers are, what's the word I'm looking for ... eccentric," Felger says.

How many attacks are there on health care facilities in Syria?

Dr. Rohini Haar, a public health researcher at the University of California, Berkeley, led a team that collected ground reports of attacks in 2016 in northern Syria, filed by civilians via cellphone text.

The man suspected of killing at least 10 people on Monday by plowing a rented white van down crowded Toronto sidewalks appeared in court Tuesday morning and has been charged with 10 counts of murder and 13 counts of attempted murder.

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that foreign corporations cannot be sued for damages in U.S. courts for aiding in terrorist attacks or other human rights violations. The vote was 5-to-4.

Writing for the conservative majority, Justice Anthony Kennedy said the"courts are not well suited to make the required policy judgments implicated by corporate liability in cases like this one."

Rather, the political branches — Congress and the executive — should deal with these issues, he said.

Updated at 1:12 p.m. ET

Organizers of a newsroom union at the Chicago Tribune have informed its publisher that colleagues have given such overwhelming formal support for their effort that the paper's parent company should recognize the guild voluntarily and start to negotiate a contract.

The organizers gave the Tribune's parent company, Tronc, a day to make a decision.

Updated at 2:04 p.m. ET

President Trump is celebrating America's oldest alliance, with French President Emmanuel Macron. But even as they prepare for a lavish state dinner, the two leaders could not paper over stark differences on issues such as trade and the Iran nuclear deal.

Updated at 2:20 p.m. ET

Democratic lawmakers are calling for a subpoena to force the U.S. Census Bureau and Commerce Department to release internal documents about the decision to add a controversial citizenship question to forms for the upcoming national headcount.

The request comes two weeks before a congressional oversight hearing on the 2020 census.

Updated at 5:20 p.m. ET

Rear Adm. Ronny Jackson, President Trump's pick to lead the Veterans Affairs Department, has been accused of creating a hostile work environment, drinking while on duty and improperly prescribing drugs to staff during his time as White House doctor to two administrations, according to Montana Sen. Jon Tester.

Tester, the top Democrat on the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee, detailed the allegations Tuesday in an interview with NPR's All Things Considered.

President Trump's tariffs on imported steel aren't the first time the industry has gotten protection from the U.S. government. Not by a long shot. In fact, tariff protection for the industry — which politicians often say is a vital national interest — goes back to the very beginning of the republic.

In his book, Clashing Over Commerce: A History of U.S. Trade Policy, Dartmouth professor Douglas Irwin writes that protection for the metal producers began in the 1790s.

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The exhibit at the Mendocino County Museum in Willits – Main Street: Then and Now, details a town grown by the timber industry and back-to-landers. It inspired a recent forum focused on shaping the future of Willits, a city with many possibilites.  

Society of Rock

Joined on stage by members of his family and backed by local musical luminaries such as Alex de Grassi, Gene Parsons, David Hayes, Kirk Harwood, and John Mattern, Michael McDonald packed the house in a benefit for Mendocino County’s burgeoning Family Medicine Residency Program, which is aimed at bringing more primary care physicians to our county.


Earth Day At Fort Bragg's Noyo Food Forest

Apr 23, 2018

April 23, 2018 -- The 12th annual Earth Day celebration at the Noyo Food Forest in Fort Bragg drew an eclectic assortment of earthly things, from three-day-old chickens and carnivorous plants and ancient fossils. In this audio tour, we'll take a trip through a wide variety of culinary experiences, from the incipient to the long-ago.


April 20, 2018 — The California Office of Emergency Services took responsibility for over excavations in the burn zones. At Wednesday’s fire recovery meeting at Eagle Peak Middle School in Redwood Valley, CalOES officials assured survivors that the state will replace excessive soil removed by contractors. One man said the excavations left a trout pond where his house used to be.
 

Board of Supervisors, April 10, Mendo Recycle Plan

Apr 20, 2018

April 20, 2018 — Robert Carlson, the new general manager of the Mendocino Solid Waste Management Authority, gave a presentation on the organization’s three year plan, as well as recent changes. Carlson, who has the been the GM since September, told the board that the outfit now goes by the name Mendo Recycle, rather than the acronym MSWA, and that he has made some new hires. He also laid out plans for cleaning up illegal dump sites, and addressed the improper disposal of drugs and needles.

 

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Program Showcase

Santiago Rizzo - QUEST

Apr 19, 2018

To hear this interview with Santiago Rizzo on his film, QUEST, click on this link:

https://forthright.media/2018/04/17/santiago-rizzo-quest/

QUEST, the new film by Santiago Rizzo, is autobiographical, based on his relationship with his amazing Berkeley Willard Middle School teacher and coach, Tim Moellering, and his “PROMISES NEVER BROKEN.”

It will screen at the Mendocino Film Festival on June 1 at Coast Theater (3pm) & June 2 Crown Hall (3pm).

Jenny Murray - ¡Las Sandinistas!

Apr 18, 2018
https://diariovenceremos.cl/2017/12/03/mujeres-la-insurreccion-es-una-tela-de-arana-que-hay-que-tejer/

To hear this interview with Jenny Murray - writer, director, editor of ¡Las Sandinistas! click on this link:https://forthright.media/2018/04/18/jenny-murray-las-sandinistas/

 ¡LAS SANDINISTAS! chronicles the crucial role of women combatants in Nicaragua’s successful revolution to overthrow the decades long dictatorship of the Somoza family.

Child & Family Services

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) nationwide. 

Project Sanctuary has been providing services in Mendocino County for over three decades. What began as a women's only domestic violence shelter many years ago, has evolved into a fully comprehensive domestic violence and sexual assault crisis response center serving all genders and sexual orientations, with both male and female counselors, and in both Spanish and English.