Monthly Archives: September 2011

Press conference on latest Bassler encounter

Here is audio from the 8:00 PM press conference on today’s encounter with fugitive Aaron Bassler, in the mountainous woodlands outside the town of Fort Bragg.  (It might take a while to download, especially on dial-up.)  Approx. 32 minutes run-time: Press … Continue reading

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Audio of Sept.26 MCSO Press Conference

For those on low-speed internet, here’s the audio only from the Sept. 26 news conference on the Bassler investigation.  If you’re on dial-up, you might have to wait a little while for the file to upload.  When the grey sound-wave … Continue reading

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Mendocino County Sheriffs Office Holds Press Conference

On Monday, Sept. 26, the Mendocino County Sheriffs Office and the U.S. Marshals Service held an informative press conference in Fort Bragg, to answer questions about recent developments in the tracking down of double murder suspect Aaron Bassler. The Sheriff … Continue reading

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Fish and Game Commission Again Hears From Tribes on MLPAI Ocean Take Issues

Members of the Yurok, Hoopa and Karuk Tribes walk down a path in Patrick’s Point State Parkon June 18 after gathering seaweed, mussels and clams to protest proposed restrictions on coastal gathering proposed under the Marine Life Protection Act (MLPA) … Continue reading

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DFG closes Abalone season on Sonoma Coast

SANTA ROSA, Calif. — California wildlife officials are planning to end abalone fishing along the Sonoma County coast after finding dead red abalone scattered on beaches and coves. The California Fish and Game Commission voted unanimously today, Thursday Sept. 15, to take … Continue reading

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Environmental leader applauds OAL decision, MLPA lawsuit

“Hopefully all these products of a privatized process rife with secret meetings, bad science, conflict of interest and scorning of state meeting and administrative law will be invalidated,” –  John Lewallen, North Coast environmental leader and longtime advocate for democracy … Continue reading

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Office of Administrative Law disapproves questionable ‘marine protected areas’

The MLPA Initiative, strongly criticized by grassroots environmentalists, fishermen, Indian Tribes, human rights activists and civil liberties advocates, has violated an array of state, federal and international laws since the process was privately funded by the Shadowy Resources Legacy Foundation … Continue reading

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More on the Red Algae Bloom/Abalone Die-Off

photo by Nate Buck, courtesy Santa Rosa Press Democrat A recent explosion of plankton off the Sonoma Coast has turned lethal for abalone and other shell fish.  White meat from the prized sea snails has been washing up on area beaches … Continue reading

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Red Abalone Die-Off Hits the North Coast

Despite all the paranoia and pathos of a buzz-cutted psyco-killer, reportedly still in the woods on the outskirts of town, with rumors flying, 100 cops trying to catch him and saying nothing, well, here’s another story that’s truly alarming for … Continue reading

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