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Projects to restore fish habitat get $2 million federal boost

Projects by private landowners to boost salmon and other fish populations in North Coast streams are set to receive an additional $2 million this year from an arm of the federal government. Federal and local officials on Friday announced the commitment of new grant money for six major river basins stretching from Sonoma County — and including the Russian River — to Eureka, in Humboldt County.

Political consultant takes credit for anti-Lawson website

Political consultant Paul Andersen of Petaluma said Monday he is responsible for an anonymous website that posted criticisms of congressional candidate Stacey Lawson.

Hamburg returns to Mendocino County Board of Supervisors

Dan Hamburg, a former county supervisor and congressman, emerged from a bitter and contentious race as the apparent winner of the 5th District seat on the Mendocino County Board of Supervisors. In other races, incumbent supervisor John Pinches was re-elected and challenger David Eyster unseated incumbent D.A. Meredith Lintott.

Rival says Hamburg broke campaign rules

The Fair Political Practices Commission is investigating a complaint that Mendocino County supervisor candidate Dan Hamburg violated campaign finance reporting rules. The former North Coast congressman says the complaint is an example of campaign “dirty tricks.”

Hamburg reaches settlement with marijuana grower

Mendocino County board of supervisors candidate Dan Hamburg has reached a settlement with a man who accused him in a lawsuit of cheating him out of his medical marijuana. But the case could raise tax and legal issues for the former Democratic congressman.

Lawsuit alleges Hamburg cheated marijuana grower

A man who tended medical marijuana plants on Mendocino County supervisor candidate Dan Hamburg’s property is suing him in small claims court, saying the former Democratic congressman cheated him out of his fair share of the pot.

Pols on the comeback trail

F. Scott Fitzgerald said there are no second acts in American lives. But there are plenty in sports, and there are at least a couple of people seeking political comebacks in the vicinity this spring. To the south, Kerry Mazzoni, who represented southern Sonoma County in the state Assembly and later served as education secretary [...]