Anderson Valley

Valley People (Sep 17, 2014)

by AVA News Service

TERRIBLE HEAD-ON COLLISION just before dawn Monday on 128 opposite the Anderson Valley Elementary School. One person medi-vacced outtahere, another hauled over the hill by AV Ambulance.…

Bird’s Eye View (Sep 17, 2014)

by Turkey Vulture

Greetings one and all. if you are sitting comfortably, I shall begin. Well, the County Fair had my full attention over the last week; as a result…

Mendocino County

Mendocino County Today: September 18, 2014

by AVA News Service

Black Fire Contained; RV Community Meeting; Ukiah Ho School; Mosswood Layaway; Welcome Rain; Travel Budgets; Local Food Events; AVHC Board Meeting; Catch of the Day; Life Lessons; 911 Truths; Fiber Crime…

Bush Hippies Brawl

by Bruce McEwen

It all started at a trimming session during harvest season in Laytonville. It was hot, the pot sticky, the vibe hostile…

Off the Record (Sep 17, 2014)

by AVA News Service

UKIAH IS PAYING the usual outside consultant $28,524 to “evaluate traffic impacts to affected streets” for the new County Courthouse that…

Drum Demo At Shasta Dam

by Will Parrish

For the Winnemem Wintu people of the McCloud River watershed (a mighty tributary of the Upper Sacramento River, formed by the…

Essays

Always The Same; Always Different

by Terry Ryder

The Mendocino County Fair and Apple Show 2014 has come and gone. As always I went all three days and what a pageant and procession it was.…

Reunited & Feeling Good

by Steve Heilig

Recently, there was a reunion of my high school class, a recurrent traditional all-American event I'd always ignored, but for whatever reasons the peer pressure to attend…

News From The Playa 2014

by Katy Tahja

Brandenburg’s Concerto Number 3 being played by a live orchestra is not the kind of music you would expect to be performed at Burning Man, but then…

Curve Again

by Todd Walton

Madison Bumgarner, the Giants’ formidable leftie known as Mad Bum or simply Bum, stands tall atop the mound on a cool Friday night in September—the famous San…

Mendocino Talking: Tom Hine, aka Tommy Wayne Kramer

by Dave Smith

I grew up near Cleveland, Ohio in Seven Hills and received my Journalism Degree from Bowling Green University in Ohio, worked for the Plain Dealer as a…

9/11 In New York

by William J. Hughes

My nieces were working in the city at the time, close by. I checked with my brother, everyone was okay. But the rest of those in the…

Winning The West

by Bruce Patterson

I read somewhere that if you took all those who died along the Oregon and California forks of the Immigrant Trail and made them into highway markers…

Letters to the Editor

Letters (Sep 17, 2014)

I used to think that when social, economic and environmental conditions came to a crisis point people would finally wake up and work for change. But there…