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Gas Prices – Fort Bragg & Mendocino No Higher Than the “Big City”
Saturday, May 24th, 2008
Note: gas prices are subject to rapid change so these are just guides
A few weeks ago, I returned from the Bay Area (Walnut Creek and Lafayette) where I was shocked to find regular grade gas prices on just about every corner at $4.15 and more. On the outskirts of Petaluma I bought a tank for $4.09 and then discovered that up here on our isolated coast, Fort Bragg prices are no higher. This past week, prices hit over $4.50 in the Bay Area. I no longer shocked. It seems like high gas prices are hear to stay. For some, like the French tourist I met at a motel in Santa Rosa, U.S. prices are wonderful. Said he: “they are half the price of gas in France and here you have big roads and parking places. It’s wonderful to drive a car in the U.S.
On your drive here, the best buys: (more…)
Adam Miller, Whales and Other Dying Breeds
Saturday, March 15th, 2008
The Fort Bragg Whale Festival this weekend (March 15-16) was a time to celebrate the survival of the California Grey Whale, which 30 years ago had been nearly hunted to extinction. Adam Miller — folksinger, storyteller, autoharp virtuoso — may not be so lucky. He and local folk singer/artist Holly Tannen entertained 35 men, women and children with Sea Chanteys at the Fort Bragg Public Library today. Bringing to life the songs that have lifted the spirits of sailors for centuries, we got our own boost with incredible music and songs from our past. (more…)
Surf Motel Opens Doors to 300+ People During Storm
Sunday, January 13th, 2008
Govind Reddy says it was his own experience growing up in Fiji, where huge storms left he and his family without food, water or shelter for days, that motivated him open his Surf Motel and Gardens in Fort Bragg to anyone who wanted to take showers. More than 300 people, stranded without power, heat and hot water after a series of big storms hit the North Coast a week ago, took advantage of Reddy’s kind offer. Some tried to pay him. “Of course I didn’t take it. I’ve been in their shoes. My offer was from the heart.” That’s the Mendocino Coast spirit.