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Bird’s Eye View (Feb. 22, 2017)

by Turkey Vulture

On Friday’s Real Time episode on HBO, Bill Maher called for a new slogan for these wild times: “Make America Learn Again.” Pointing out the proliferation of…

Mendocino County

Mendocino County Today: Monday, Feb. 27, 2017

by AVA News Service

COAST HOSPITAL FALLS BEHIND by Malcolm Macdonald The Mendocino Coast District Hospital (MCDH) Board of Directors have denied Dr. Peter Glusker's…

Monster Truck Mauls Pedestrian

by Bruce McEwen

Kent Donald Gladden, 57, of Ukiah, has been accused of running over a pedestrian, Cindy Long, December 9, 2017 at approximately 7:40pm, in the…

Off the Record (Feb. 22, 2017)

by AVA News Service

A COUPLE of weeks ago, Sheriff Allman got real mad at the Supervisors. The Sheriff wanted a rescue Snow Cat, a…

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Essays

Erudition

by Manuel Vincent

In the tertulias of times past, there was always a scholar who knew everything. He remembered names, faces, dates, and data with absolute precision thanks to his…

Why The Lights Go Out Again & Again & Again

by Michael Koepf

Early January. Big storm, lots of rain; the electricity goes off for four days. I'm not home. I'm traveling. I return a few days later and there…

Hospitality & Ruffing

by Malcolm Macdonald

How do you top the story of the Fort Bragg City Council approving an ordinance that provides for cannabis manufacturing within the industrial zones of city limits.…

Policing Mendocino County

by Mark Scaramella

In this interview, Deputy Orell Massey, Mendocino County’s first and only black deputy, looks back... Midnight Rambler Incident — I was on patrol one night and saw…

The Sound Of Your Own Heels

by Flynn Washburne

There is a popular expression — among the sort of unimaginative types who continually recycle "witticisms" until any acuity they may once have had has long been…

White Supremacy & Music Theory

by David Yearsley

For several years my grandparents lived in a small house on the same property on Bainbridge Island as my nuclear family—nuclear in more than one sense, since…

Letters to the Editor

Letters (Feb. 22, 2017)

Italian author Umberto Eco was a man who understood the influences and results of fascism. He wrote that fascism was a not a concrete political system, but…