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Sep 26, 2018 -- The Kelley House Museum hosted longtime activist Pebbles Trippett and Brian Applegarth, founder of the California Cannabis Tourism Association, for a talk on the pioneers of cannabis. The current exhibit, "Outlaws of the 20th Century: Rum Runners and Pot Farmers," takes a look at the prohibition of both activities. We'll take a tour with curator Anne Cooper and then hear from Pebbles Trippett, as she talks about how her focus is changing.

Peace City

Sep 26, 2018
Forrest Glyer

  Willits joined communities across the world on September 21 in celebration of International Day of Peace. The event included a diversity of speakers, traditional dances, music, and a proclamation read by mayor Madge Strong, declaring Willits a Peace City. Forrest Glyer reports. 

O. Hope McKenney

Over the weekend, hundreds of people gathered at the annual Mendocino County Fair and Apple Show to watch the sheepdog trials. The herding event is a competitive dog sport that began in the 1860s in New Zealand. Highly trained herding dogs move sheep around a field, fences, gates, or enclosures as directed by their handlers. There is a specific type of sheepdog trial unique to the Redwood Empire region of Northern California, developed by ranchers in the 1940s because of the area’s rough terrain. 

 

Mendo/Lake Veterans Resource Fair in Lakeport

Sep 20, 2018

Sep 20, 2018 -- On September 19 and 20, there is a veterans resource fair at the Lakeport fairgrounds from 9-4. Veterans' organizations have gathered clothing, boots, and camping supplies for homeless vets, and Fritch Hall is packed with representatives from veterans' organizations all over Lake and Mendocino Counties. We'll hear from some of the organizers and people offering legal services, supplies, employment assistance, and advice on how to gain access to various benefits.

 On Sept 16th 1810 Father Miguel Hidalgo rang the bell in the town of Dolores, Mexico and delivered a speech known as El Grito, or the cry for independence. Hidalgo is considered the father of his country and the event is reenacted annually on the eve of independence day in Mexico,. This year the celebration came to SPACE, the school of performing arts and cultural education in Ukiah.

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