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Anderson Valley

Valley People (Jan 28, 2015)

by AVA News Service

PASTOR RON PENROSE has died in Willits. Old timers will remember Ron and his family from the 1970s when Ron pastored the Assembly of God Church here…

Highway 128: AV’s Main Street

by Marshall Newman

One-Twenty-Eight. The highway. That $%&(@! road. However one refers to California State Highway 128, it is Anderson Valley’s main street and its main portal to the outside…

Bird’s Eye View (Jan 28, 2015)

by Turkey Vulture

To begin this week let’s hear from our 3-Dot regular, The Old Buzzard, with another in his insightful series. “Signs that the Apocalypse is Approaching.” …

Mendocino County

Mendocino County Today: Saturday, Jan 31, 2015

by AVA News Service

LEE HOWARD’S January 20 request that the Board of Supervisors streamline their Public Records Act response policy so that ordinary requests…

A Simple Lot Split

by Mark Scaramella

You might think that an ordinary lot split proposal in Yorkville wouldn't require too much in the way of furrowed brows…

Whippits & Highway Death

by Bruce McEwen

When a courthouse hack complains of a slow news week, it doesn’t mean nothing important happened. What it means is that…

Off the Record (Jan 28, 2015)

by AVA News Service

THE WILLITS BYPASS is already falling down. The collapse last Thursday (22 January) of a section of the framing for the…

Over 114 Post Offices

by Katy Tahja

Research Rapture? It’s what happens when a history mystery is handed to your historian correspondent and time and resources allow hours…


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Finding Orlando

by Malcolm Macdonald

Marking the beginning of a new year on January first is a foolish thing. January is a cold, wet month filled with gloomy skies. Check the obituary…

The Stony Lonesome: Happy New Year!

by Flynn Washburne

She moved as if she were visiting from a planet with a less dense and restrictive atmosphere; gravity seemed to affect her less and air could not…

Mendocino Talking: Terry d’Selkie

by Dave Smith

(Terry started out in Utah, became a teacher, then moved to California and then to Mendocino County where she has been involved in school gardens, harvesting seaweed,…

My Two Jobs

by Jeff Costello

Unionville, Connecticut was the other side of the tracks - the sleazy, working-class end of Farmington, so disreputable it had to have a different name, lest Farmington…

Ducks or Beavers?

by Bruce Patterson

So which is Oregon’s Official State Animal? Is it the duck or the beaver? Considering how no professional gambler has ever made a living betting with the…

Change The Name!

by William J. Hughes

I saw grizzlies in Yellowstone in October. About as close as you can come to going back to native worship. I stopped again at Little Bighorn on…

Letters to the Editor

Letters (Jan 28, 2015)

To all those know me (Big 'B'), I am sad to say I won't be returning to Mendocino County after my stay here in the California Department…