Toni Orans invites Adam David Jones and Peter Alzado to Mendocino Media Makers

Mendocino Media Maker’s Toni Orans welcomes Adam David Jones and Peter Alzado of Shining City.

The latest play at the Mendocino Theater Company

Playing September 18th-October 26th
A drama by Conor McPherson, Directed by Peter Alzado

When a therapist in Dublin, Ireland named Ian meets his first patient after leaving the Priesthood, the lives of both men are changed forever. In the course of treating John, a recent widower, Ian must confront his own burdens when he learns that the man is being visited by the ghost of his wife.

Directed by Peter Alzado, a guest artist from Ashland, Oregon, Shining City features hauntingly poetic language that is the hallmark of Irish playwrights. This stunningly moving and beautiful ghost story is sure to be a sophisticated theatrical treat for audiences.

Poacher of Mendocino Coast abalone faces fine, prison term


A Sacramento man faces 32 months in state prison, a fine of $15,000

and a lifetime revocation of his fishing license after pleading guilty Thursday to poaching abalone from the Mendocino Coast, according to the California Department of Fish and Wildlife.

Dung Van Nguyen, 41, appeared in Mendocino County Superior Court, where he pleaded to one felony count of forging an abalone report card and to a misdemeanor for taking abalone for commercial purposes.

As a condition of his deal, Nguyen is required to return to court for sentencing Nov. 11, when he will be remanded into custody.

Nguyen was previously convicted for poaching crimes, according to the state agency.

Wildlife officers said they observed Nguyen take at least 35 abalone in 2013, 17 in excess of the annual limit.

Poachers are lured by the high price the mollusks, a delicacy, fetch on the black market.

Fishing for abalone is legal, but divers must be licensed and are limited to three a day and a total of 18 in a season. Divers must track their catches on report cards.

You can reach Staff Writer Elizabeth M. Cosin at 521-5276 or

Sherry Glaser on Mendocino Media Makers Sept 18th

Join Toni Orans, Host of “Mendocino Media Makers” and Sherry Glaser as they discuss Sherry’s latest show, “Character References”

Toni Orans hosts Sherry Glaser-LoveThursday September 18th at 7pm on

Sherry Glaser-Love faceSherry Glaser, author and star of such one woman show’s as The Adventures of Super Activist Mother, Oh My Goddess and the longes running one-woman show in off-Broadway history; FAMILY SECRETS brings some of her most beloved characters back to the stage with all new monolouges. Bev and Rose from FAMILY SECRETS, Miguel from OH MY GODDESS are just a few of the characters that will be on stage for CHARACTER REFERENCES. Sherry’s work always rides that fine line between comedy and drama and still does in this new offering. Sherry is also the Exec. director at Love In It Cooperative. She’s been a programmer on KZYX for over a decade.

Character References

Character References

Friday October 3rd  8PM
Sat.     October 4th  8PM
Sun.    October  5th  2PM Matinee (Benefit for NAMI National Alliance for Mental Illness)
Matheson Performing Art Center
10700 Ford St. (Ford and Cahto) Mendocino
Tkts. $20 adv. $25 at the door
Tkts. avail. at  Love in It Cooperative  Twist  Icons
call 707-684-0177 for info
Facebook page  Sherry Glaser Love’s Character ReferencesA New Comedy by Sherry Glaser-Love

KPIX investigates raids in the Laytonville area

The original video for the Jere Melo Foundation (above)

Visit the link below to see the article by KPIX

From the Willits News

Sheriff speaks on Marijuana Law, Raid Rumors in Laytonville

By Adrian Baumann

Mendocino County sheriff questioned on pot raids

Sheriff Tom Allman

Sheriff Tom Allman

Staff Writer Glenda Anderson at 462-6473 or On Twitter @MendoReporter

Mendocino cops downplay tales of mystery pot raids