Mendocino County


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Mendocino County, California

501 Low Gap Rd Rm 1020
Ukiah, CA 95482
Phone: (707) 463-4376
Fax: (707) 463-4257
www.co.mendocino.ca.us

On N coast of California; original county; organized Feb 18, 1850 (prior to statehood). Name Origin: For Cabo (Cape) Mendocino, which early records indicate was named for Antonio de Mendoza (c. 1485-1552), viceroy of New Spain in 1542, or Lorenzo Suarez de Mendoza, viceroy of New Spain (1580-83). Name merely means someone from Mendoza

Area (sq mi):: 3878.14 (land 3508.97; water 369.17) Population per square mile: 25.10
Population 2005: 88,161 State rank: 38 Population change: 2000-20005 2.20%; 1990-2000 7.40% Population 2000: 86,265 (White 74.90%; Black or African American 0.60%; Hispanic or Latino 16.50%; Asian 1.20%; Other 17.40%). Foreign born: 10.20%. Median age: 38.90
Income 2000: per capita $19,443; median household $35,996; Population below poverty level: 15.90% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $24,891-$25,886
Unemployment (2004): 6.50% Unemployment change (from 2000): -0.10% Median travel time to work: 20.30 minutes Working outside county of residence: 5.90%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Ukiah County seat (15,580)

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    Home to towering redwoods and a foggy coast, Mendocino County winemakers, farmers and artists are drawn to its rugged beauty-more than 90 percent of the land is wild and undeveloped.
    Many tales involve his "vegetable-oil-powered" truck, he chooses the organic, sustainable, "not money obsessed" Mendocino County not-for-profit model to observe over the for-profit Colorado model (the title does read "Green" Economic Revolution), and he strives for a world where interaction is comprised of more cooperation over merely "it's a jungle out there" competition.
    Wednesday, there was a confrontation between Chaney and the owner of Confusion Hill, a Northern California tourist attraction near the Humboldt- Mendocino County line on Highway 1 along the California coast, according to media accounts of a Mendocino County Sheriff's Department news conference.
    Mendocino County and its members are offering a grand prize of accommodations and experiences chosen carefully by your hosts.
    The bulk of the wineries in Mendocino County are extremely low-production, boutique wineries, and as such are not significantly distributed," says Brendan McGuigan, director of interactive media at Visit Mendocino County.
    Coturri & Sons Grenache 2004, Testa Vineyards, Mendocino County, California; $19.
    It was a very cowardly murder where he shot the victim in the back of the head and left him out in the desert, and then he fled to Mendocino County and tried to get rid of evidence up there,'' Kern County Deputy District Attorney Scott Spielman said.
    In 2004, citizens of Mendocino County, California, became the first in the country to pass an ordinance prohibiting the growing of genetically engineered crops.
    The Mendocino County (California) Board of Supervisors is considering a recycling plan that would force construction and demolition companies doing business in the unincorporated parts of the county to recycle at least half of all recyclable materials, according to a report in the Ukiah Daily Journal (Ukiah, Calif.
    Signaling a turning point in the effort to halt the introduction of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in the US, the citizens of California's Mendocino County approved a countywide measure March 2 that prohibits the "propagation, cultivation, raising and growing of genetically modified organisms.
    NORTHERN CALIFORNIA'S Mendocino County in March voted to ban the growing of genetically modified crops in the county.
    The 6th Annual Boonville Beer Festival will be held May 4, 2002 at the Mendocino County Fair Grounds in Boonville California.

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