Author Archives: Lou Brooks

About Lou Brooks

Lou Brooks is the administrator and night security guard here at the Smart Growth Rural Mendocino website.

New Redwood Valley Community Plan Centers on Town’s Identity

By Ashley Tressel, Ukiah Daily Journal, June 15, 2017 The small, farming town of Redwood Valley is having an identity crisis. Housing a tight-knit community of people who know and work the land, the town is yearning for a set … Continue reading

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Dollar General Rebuffed Again in Middletown

By Zack Jordan, Lake County Record-Bee, May 31, 2017 LAKE COUNTY – After reviewing and updating the Findings of Fact for the Dollar General in Middletown, the Board of Supervisors approved the document, essentially denying the appeal from Cross Development. … Continue reading

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Redwood Valley MAC Public Meeting June 14 to Update Community Plan

The Redwood Valley Municipal Advisory Council (MAC) invites all residents of Redwood Valley and interested stakeholders to a planning meeting on June 14, from 6 to 8pm at the Redwood Valley Grange, to create the new vision of the community … Continue reading

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Redwood Valley Grange Centennial Celebration May 20

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Open Meeting April 18 to Discuss Surplus School Property Usage

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Smart Growth Rural Mendo Op-Ed: Dollar General Gets Its Way

Redwood Valley Market Loses Suit Against Dollar General Judge Richard Henderson issued a decision on January 11, 2017, to deny the lawsuit by the Redwood Valley Market owners, Alex and Anthony Chehada, against Dollar General. The many Redwood Valley residents … Continue reading

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