Anderson Valley

Bird’s Eye View (Aug. 16, 2017)

by Turkey Vulture

‘Trump Thing,” aka The US Presidency. “I would not be a president who took vacations,” said Trump when he began his campaign in 2015. But he began…

Mendocino County

Mendocino County Today: Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017

by AVA News Service

THE SUPES VOTED 3-1 TUESDAY to proceed with the privatization of county dispatch services and inland ambulance services. The beneficiariary of…

Re-Opened Cannabis Ordinance Nearly Wrapped

by Jim Shields

The Mendocino County Board of Supervisors last week) August 8, concluded a month-long series of meetings on cleaning up, tweaking, and…

Jonathan Opet For The Defense

by Bruce McEwen

Anderson Valley’s very own Atticus Finch (the character played by Gregory Peck in the Hollywood version of To Kill A Mockingbird),…

Essays

Casino

by Jeff Costello

Here in Colorado, both marijuana and casino gambling are legal. I have no moral judgment on this, other than pot was more fun back when. Speaking of…

Smoke & Fire

by James Howard Kunstler

Cue the corn pone Nazis. Enter, stage left. Well, what did you expect? With the various authorities in this culture incessantly applying “white privilege” noogies to the…

Over-Reactions

by Flynn Washburne

The human brain is an amazing organ, and capable of some genuinely astonishing things. I'm not even talking about Einstein-y super-genius level insight, which is of course…

Humco Sheriff: Jail Assault Reflects ‘New Reality’

by Daniel Mintz

The attack of a corrections deputy by inmates has led Humboldt County Sheriff Billy Honsal to call attention to the impacts of the state’s public safety realignment…

3,768 Miles Of Backroad America

by Katy Tahja

I’m weird. I admit it. I go on a 3,768-mile car ride through Eastern and Midwestern back roads and I find the strangest darn things to get…

Letters to the Editor

Letters (Aug. 16, 2017)

I am very disappointed in Georgeanne Croskey's recent announcement [that she will not seek re-election when her term runs out]. First, she was appointed to serve out…