Hold Sheriff Parkinson accountable

Sheriff Parkinson’s Nipomo town hall meeting was disturbing. He and his fellow incumbents, Dan Dow and Lynn Compton, demonstrated their adherence to the Trumpist creed

Treating and housing the mentally ill is harder than jailing them. But it might actually work

As the 62-year-old Texas native leans back from his desktop computer in his small apartment, he details his journey from a successful radio career to a mental breakdown, to the streets, to shelter and finally to treatment and a healthy, happy life in this tidy complex at perhaps the most enviable corner of Santa Monica, steps from the Third Street Promenade, a short walk to the beach.

Revisiting the life and death of Andrew Holland

There are nearly ten times as many mentally ill persons in jails and prisons as there are in mental hospitals presently in the U.S., according to a recent Marin County Civil Grand Jury report.

Walking Small

Do you remember the 1973 film Walking Tall? Sheriff Buford Pusser singlehandedly cleaned up his corrupt Tennessee town. Man was that awesome!