Category Archives: Local News


The Marine Life Protection Act Initiative’s “Motion to Quash” was heard in Mendocino County Superior Court on Friday, May 20, before substitute judge Hon. Andrea Richey from Southern California.  The Hon. John Behnke was scheduled to hear the case, but … Continue reading

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Local Reporter Wins Freedom of Information Award

Local reporter Frank Hartzell, of the Fort Bragg Advocate News and Mendocino Beacon, has won an award for his reporting on MLPAI violations of the Bagley-Keene Open Meetings Act in April 2010, and for his coverage of the illegal arrest … Continue reading

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A Call for A Boycott of Safeway: MLPAI Greenwashing

THE RECREATIONAL FISHING ALLIANCE                                                                         … Continue reading

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MLPAI Approves Waterfowl Hunting on North Coast Rivers

In a rather bizarre footnote to the venal Marine Life Protection Act Initiative process, special interests beholden to the California Fish and Game Commission managed to get duck hunting approved as part of the rubber stamping of the “Act.”  Don’t … Continue reading

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“Go Fish” – S.F. Weekly magazine

“Kirk Lombard, guru of S.F.’s seafood foraging scene, thinks eating local might help save our ocean.” The cover story by Peter Jamison in this week’s “S.F. Weekly” features former Department Fish & Game fish-counter, and present day smelt fisherman Kirk … Continue reading

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Guest Writer: Marie Logan

Tsunami Waves Aggravate Problems of California Fishing Communities – What We Can Do to Help? By MARIE LOGAN March 17, 2011 6:30 a.m. Our hearts go out to those fighting for survival in Japan this week in the aftermath of … Continue reading

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