Anderson Valley

Bird’s Eye View (July 23, 2014)

by Turkey Vulture

Pat Hulbert has been announced as The Grand Marshall at this year’s Mendocino County Fair in September. The Hulberts arrived in the Valley in the 1920s while…

New Science Program At AV High

by George Lee and Bill Sterling

Anderson Valley High School (“AVHS”) is one of six high schools in Mendocino County selected earlier this year by Sonoma State University (“SSU”) to receive (a) professional…

Mendocino County

Mendocino County Today: Tuesday, July 29, 2014

by AVA News Service

WELCOME HOME, SGT. BERRY (Note: This is an updated version of last night’s post. It includes a cursory account of where…

Honey Oil Production Explodes In Mendocino

by Adrian Baumann

Last month in Ukiah, Wayne Briley stood in front of the board of supervisors waving a hash oil extractor, an empty…

The Ketchup Kaper

by Bruce McEwen

“It was all over a bottle of ketchup — this alleged shooting — along with some missing cheese and beer,” Public…

Willits Bypass Timeline

by Will Parrish

In Willits, many people have not taken kindly to the California Department of Transportation's asphalt imperialism, which entails spreading more than…

Essays

Local Folks, Part 1

by Marshall Newman

Although I have been writing articles about my time in Anderson Valley from the late 1950s to the late 1980s for more than two years, I have…

Whatever Happened to the Old House Piano?

by David Yearsley

In our present digital age many once-beloved pianos are junked rather than sold, as a trying NY Times video of a couple years ago unsparingly dramatizes. Yet…

Preaching The Truth (Patrick Ford, Part 4)

by Dave Smith

Author’s Note: For the first time in over seven years, the Ford brothers — Mark, Patrick, and Robben — will share the same stage — and it…

Barbara McNair’s Unsung Heroism

by Fred Gardner

When Barbara McNair died in February of 2007, not a single obituary mentioned her role in bringing down the lawyer who effectively owned Erhard Seminar Training (est)…

The Battered Bastards of Baseball

by Malcolm Macdonald

Critics still argue about which book might qualify as the greatest American novel. Moby-Dick, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and numerous others have been put forth as candidates.…

Heaven & Hell

by Todd Walton

On their way to a matinee of the San Francisco Ballet, Roger and Susan must stand for the entire journey in a crowded subway car. They are…

Online Dating: Are You Game?

by AVA News Service

To protect my identity, I am going to call myself Bonnie. To give you some history, I was in a relationship that broke up and I was…

Letters to the Editor

Letters (July 23, 2014)

A Response to the Recent Grand Jury Report about Mendocino Animal Care Services: Having been a volunteer at the Mendocino County Animal Care Services Shelter in Ukiah…