Anderson Valley

Caught With Their Pumps Down

by David Severn

Finally some clarity. After years of scratching my head in bewilderment at the seeming ignorance, greed and hypocrisy of both the wine industry and the general public…

Bird’s Eye View (Apr 9, 2014)

by Turkey Vulture

Is it just me or is anyone else having trouble sleeping without the comforting roar of the wineries’ frost protector fans over this past week?…

Mendocino County

Mendocino County Today: Tuesday, April 15, 2014

by AVA News Service

Lunar Eclipses; Wilkinson Murder Conviction; Ukiah Seeks Palace Receivership; Navarro Tweakers; Idiotic Political Conversations; Ukiah Youth Program Ends; Little River Elder Center Closes; Cannabis Cultivation Tips; Jacqueline Sullivan Missing; Marine…

Off The Record (Apr 9, 2014)

by AVA News Service

AS PRINT NEWSPAPERS pass into the frenetic oblivion of the internet — the Newark Star-Ledger is the latest large-circulation paper to…

Pardon The Interruption

by Bruce McEwen

Charles ‘Max’ Sperling of Willits was facing a number of charges last week, and that was before he picked up a…

Trouble Sleeping? Here, Take A Re-Zone

by Mark Scaramella

Last week we reported the County’s difficulties in rezoning a minimum number of Ukiah area acres to satisfy a court-ordered settlement…

Essays

Prison Tornadoes

by Suza Lambert Bowser

We can't see the city of Decatur from inside this prison, but at 9:30pm, we hear the city's sirens wailing in the distance, alarms that signal the…

A Second Chance—25 Years Later

by Shepherd Bliss

A “Second Chance,” after 25 years of absence and silence, was recently offered Shepherd by Assumpta. Her email arrived from Europe to his farm. We met in…

Underlying Problem

by Todd Walton

I walk to town most every day rather than drive my truck for the same reason I decided in 1967 to create a life for myself independent…

Samantha

by Louis Bedrock

On Thursday, February 14th— Valentine’s Day, about three weeks after my article, “El Úndecimo Mandamiento” appeared in The Anderson Valley Advertiser, Samantha called. It was the first…

‘He’s Not Heavy Father, He’s My Brother’

by Jim Gibbons

After digging out of the Big Snow of ’75 I checked in at the Mendocino County unemployment office in Ukiah because my six months of $31 a…

Chunnel Of Love

by Zack Anderson

Dear Dr. Zack, Please help me settle an argument with my girlfriend. We agree that the two sure signs of life are irritability and the ability to…

Freedom On Facebook

by Jeff Costello

“Writer’s block” – A euphemism for having nothing to say. It happens. But I was thinking about a piece on Freedom and Liberty, a couple of terms…

Letters to the Editor

Letters (Apr 9, 2014)

It is terribly disappointing the way the trees have been butchered on the East side of Signal Ridge where it runs into Philo-Greenwood! Five or ten years…