Read more about the article Like Mycelium, Everything Is Connected to Everything
Amanita muscaria. Photo by Hugh Smith.

Like Mycelium, Everything Is Connected to Everything

Story by Zida Borcich   Standing in line to buy tickets for the Mycological Society of San Francisco Fungus Fair in South San Francisco last month, the ticket seller looked…

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Timeline of a Legacy

Mendocino Coast Clinics Celebrates Thirty Years of Extraordinary Health Care! Every cultural change, no matter how far-reaching, must begin with a few individuals who are prescient and brave enough to…

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776 It’s REAL…A Note from the Publisher

EVERYBODY NEEDS TO BE IN A PLAY When considering a topic for my column this month, it seemed fatuous to think I could avoid the Middle East situation. The ubiquitous,…

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Mendocino Theatre Company Takes a Bow

It’s “Only” Make-Believe Before Bill Zacha built the Helen Schoeni Theater on the grounds of the Mendocino Art Center, a group of theater people had already started putting on productions…

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It's all about love.

The Helpers

Story by Esther Liner   PUBLISHER'S NOTE: 'Tis the time of year to start thinking about what we will be giving to our community at Holiday time. We are posting…

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The Blue Economy Is Green

If you’ve been feeling downhearted about the state of the world’s environment lately, there are some things brewing here on the coast that might surprise you and even bolster your…

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Follow the H2O

Ever think about the water that flows from your garden hose or kitchen tap? No? Many of us don't because it's simply always there.

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Dear Salmon: We Love You!

Story by Zida Borcich and Joe Bridgman The World’s Largest Salmon BBQ is right around the corner, and the North Coast is anticipating the arrival of thousands of fans, many…

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Nerd Haven

Story and photos by Zida Borcich Music Merchant's owner, Brian Shefrin, in his element, surrounded by a loose count of one million small things. What’s a nerd?[Definition loosely taken from…

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Growing the Economy: One Small Business at a Time

Story by Alison de Grassi Above: Centro Latino West graduation, 2022. Photo by Baqi Kopelman. “We educate and advocate for small business so that local entrepreneurs receive the information they…

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Heavy Lifting Lifts Off

By Felicia Rice with Zida Borcich Heavy Lifting is a book, but an iconoclastic form of a book. It’s not the kind of book you can take to bed for…

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Local Teen Races Toward a Dream

Story by Lisa Norman (Julian's Mom) Julian Norman-Guarachi was born to ride. With the stoutest heart, athletic DNA and training, and heartfelt support from his mom, dad, and little sister,…

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Mendocino Art Galleries

The author sat for this commissioned portrait by Robert Ross in the 1980s. The green coat kept her warm in the sometimes-chilly studio and was especially beloved because she tailored…

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Pink Delight Rhododendron on the No Barking shed behind Coast to Coast. By Ferric Decay.

Fort Bragg Murals

Something to brag about: If you haven't walked around Fort Bragg recently, you might be surprised to discover the array of bold and beautiful public art that has blossomed in…

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The Woods Owns The Woods!

"We Own It!" exults the sign at the entrance to the Manufactured Housing Community for over-fifty-five-year-olds, The Woods, in Little River. In a brave move, the residents pulled off a…

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Water

Joshua Grindle Inn and Water Progressive staff installing a new rainwater catchment tank. Photo provided. Drought Resilience and Wildfire Prevention Strategies for Homes, Businesses, and Farms Australians ask their neighbors,…

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20 Years of Community Building in Caspar

Compiled by Jim and Judy Tarbell and informed by a host of Caspar characters,Caspar archives, lively memories, and various published accounts Over the past 25 years, neighbors, friends, and residents…

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It’s Up To Us

It's REAL! A Note from the Publisher: Zida Borcich. You know, sometimes it's necessary to count blessings just to get through the day. It's nothing new, the duality of everything,…

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Point Cabrillo Light Station

Story by Jen Lewis Despite technological advances, lighthouses remain stately reminders of a noble and courageous seafaring history. This year, the Mendocino Coast's spectacular light station celebrates 113 years, preserved…

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Ukraine— What Can We Do?

Story by Mary Rose Kaczorowski I am a first generation Polish American, and this was going to be the year for my first-ever visit to the place where my father…

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