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Last Art Show at Odd Fellows Hall

Feb 20, 2018

February 20, 2018 -- Odd Fellows Hall in the village of Mendocino is ending its ten-year run as a gallery this month. I went on a tour of the display with Janet Self, the director of Flockworks, the arts non-profit that puts on the shows. We looked at ongoing art projects and talked about some ideas for the future. 

Bringing In The Year Of The Dog

Feb 19, 2018

February 19, 2018 -- On Saturday, students from Developing Virtue Boys' School celebrated Chinese New Year by dancing, drumming, and playing Chinese orchestral music. We'll listen to some of the music, and talk with a dancer and a musician about the rich cultural exchange involved in the performances.

Housing Choice Wait List Opens Soon

Feb 9, 2018

February 9, 2018 -- The wait list for the housing choice voucher program, also known as Section 8, opens on February 13. This is a program for income-eligible people to get partially subsidized housing on the open market.

I caught up with Heather Blough , the housing manager for the Community Development Commission of Mendocino County, to ask about what it takes to participate in the program, either as a landlord or a voucher holder.

40+ Properties May Have Been Over-Excavated

Feb 8, 2018

February 8, 2018 -- Army Corps sub-contractors may have over-excavated up to 45 properties in the burn zone, during the debris removal process. Some disaster survivors have paid tens of thousands of dollars for engineering fees and fill dirt, before they can start to rebuild. At the Board of Supervisors meeting on February 6, supervisors questioned Army Corps of Engineers Colonel Eric MacFadden. FEMA Branch 1 Director Robert Pesapane assured the board that he has asked for a review of all excavations deeper than two feet.

Interview with John Haschak

Feb 6, 2018

Feb 6, 2018 -- John Haschak, one of the candidates for the Third District supervisor's seat, held his kick-off event at Brickhouse Coffee in Willits on Saturday. I interviewed him just before the event got going.