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"The World of Frida" opening at Grace Hudson Museum

11 hours ago
Bedford Gallery, Lesher Center for the Arts, Walnut Creek

July 7, 2020 — The Grace Hudson Museum is scheduled to reopen on Wednesday, July 8, after being shut down since March 18.

The new show, which was originally going to be on display for twelve weeks, is The World of Frida, a 69-piece homage to Mexican Surrealist Frida Kahlo. Director David Burton says admission will be free for the month of July, and only thirty people (wearing masks) will be allowed inside at any one time. The bathrooms will be closed, and there are no interactive features to the display this time. 

Mendolatino - La cocina sagrada / sacred kitchen

Jul 6, 2020

Mendocino habla con Rosa Rodriguez y Dulce María Pérez sobre su pasión para la huerta y la cocina, y como su práctica ha sido una fuente de tranquilidad y fortaleza durante esta pandemia. 

Mendolatino speaks with Rosa Rodriguez and Dulce Maria Perez about their passion for growing and cooking food, and how sharing the bounty has been a source of solace and strength in pandemic times. 

Laurie York

No big tent on the Mendocino Headlands this year: the COVID-19 pandemic forced the Mendocino Music Festival to cancel its 34th season. In its place, Festival Executive Director Barbara Faulkner and her staff have created online offerings specific to the Festival, and hope to present the same classical music programming next year.  Mendocino Village and the surrounding area will take a financial hit of at least $1.5 million, and locals and visitors alike will miss the live music. But there are some bright spots.

June 29, 2020--Underneath the Willits Bypass on the 101, lies a 2,087 acre wetland oasis. Compared to the hot, dry air and dusty, golden mountain sides that mark the arrival of summer, the Willits Bypass Wetland in Little Lake Valley feels like a different world. The plan to create the 101 bypass began all the way back in 1988. In 2002, CalTrans presented its first environmental impact Report for public comment.

El programa comienza con una actualización de COVID-19 en el condado. Luego hablamos con Michelle Frederick de West sobre fondos para micro-negocios.  https://www.westcenter.org/grant

La segunda media hora hablamos con 3 mujeres dueñas de sus negocios sobre sus desafíos y esperanzas - Marisol Hernández de Style Salon en Fort Bragg, Mariluz Rodríguez de Elegancia Rodríguez en Ukiah y Andrea Mex del restaurante Café One en Fort Bragg. 

Local mural documents history in historical times

Jul 1, 2020

June 30, 2020 — Lauren Sinnott knows that history keeps changing, even as it’s being documented. That’s because she’s heading into her third year, painting an epic historical mural on the side of the Ukiah Valley Conference Center on Church Street in Ukiah. Each of the 26 panels of the project, which Sinnott describes as "a career crown jewel," depicts a historical period, starting with the pre-human and ending with a view of the future.

The 31-year-old Mendocino Coast Writers' Conference goes online this year because of COVID-19. But Executive Director Lisa Locascio, in her second year of diversifying the conference by recruiting more young writers of color as faculty and students, says it may make the conference even more accessible.

June 25, 2020 — The county’s confirmed cases of covid-19 were up to 74 by Wednesday afternoon, with all but ten of the positive test results in the Ukiah Valley. Surveillance testing at clinics in Fort Bragg and Laytonville took place earlier this week, and the Anderson Valley Health Center will test 100 vineyard workers today. People with symptoms can still get tested at the clinic in Boonville, and if you have more questions about testing, you can email covid@avhc.org.

June 24, 2020 — The Board of Supervisors voted 4-1 at Tuesday’s meeting to appoint an ad hoc committee to develop a model for a citizens' advisory committee for law enforcement oversight, an idea that’s been spearheaded by Troyle Tognoli, a founding member of the local Black Lives Matter chapter.

Sarah Reith

"Where to start?" asked Fort Bragg Mayor Will Lee on Monday night, after more than three hours of public testimony about whether to change the town's name. He and other City Council members debated briefly on their course of action, looking for a way to address diverse local input about a name that honors an unpopular confederate general, and refers to a fort established to "subdue" the indigenous population of the area in the mid 1850s. Vice mayor Bernie Norvell suggested substituting Union General Edward Bragg for the much-derided Braxton Bragg.

MendoLatino - Preparación para emergencias

Jun 22, 2020

MendoLatino dialoga con Ivett Magallon de NCO y LISTOS Mendocino, Jennifer Kreger de Hubs and Routes sobre mapas por si los puentes colapsan y Jim y Judy Tarbell sobre como preparar para emergencias, las herramientas disponibles y como Caspar ha construido  un plan para emergencias que incluye alojamiento y comida.

Juneteenth rally in Hopland "monumental"

Jun 22, 2020


   June 22, 2020 — With protests against police brutality sweeping the nation, the Mendocino County Board of Supervisors is preparing to discuss the framework of a citizens advisory committee for law enforcement at tomorrow’s meeting.

June 22, 2020 — The blazing afternoon sun that shone down on Willits last Friday didn’t stop local residents from taking to the streets to show support for the causes they believe in: Juneteenth and the Black Lives Matter Movement, and Reelecting Trump in 2020. The two groups stood across from each other for hours, neither wanting to be the first to leave the scene. Although the messages that came from both sides of the two lane road were largely distinct, there was one sentiment that held true for both groups.

"Caucasian Clause" lingers in home's title

Jun 19, 2020
Chris Pugh / The Commonplace Journal

June 19, 2020 — Last year, a Ukiah couple made a troubling discovery when they found a "Caucasian clause" embedded in the deed of the West Side home they were intending to purchase. Reporter Carole Brodsky looks at the history of these racial covenants, and how the family addressed the task of removing the troubling language from their deed. For a deeper dive into this story, check out Carole's expanded coverage at  The Commonplace Journal.

Yoga Mendocino closing its doors

Jun 18, 2020
Contributed by Yoga Mendocino

June 18, 2002 — The reopening of Phase III has come too late for some small businesses and organizations in Mendocino County. While gyms and fitness studios got the nod to start up again last week, Yoga Mendocino, in Ukiah, has shut its doors.