Anderson Valley

Valley People (May 20, 2015)

by AVA News Service

LORETTA HOUCK remains in serious but stable condition at Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital after suffering a terrible injury to her head in an accident in Boonville three…

Bird’s Eye View (May 20, 2015)

by Turkey Vulture

Greetings one and all. If you are sitting comfortably then I shall begin. I continue to be “unavoidably detained” and therefore this week’s column will consist of…

Mendocino County

Mendocino County Today: Friday, May 22, 2015

by AVA News Service

Ernesto's Crash; Blue Meadow Open; Homeless Count; Woodhouse Unspooled; Yesterday's Catch; Gang Activity; Financing KZYX; Human Consumption; Public Transit; Bail Prior; Injustice; Final Nag; Art Works; Extreme Energy…

Doorstep Dog Poop and a Hernia the Size of a Volleyball

by Bruce McEwen

On September 1st of this year, Ukiah Police Officer Isabel Madrigal was dispatched to the laundromat in the 500 block of…

Off the Record (May 20, 2015)

by AVA News Service

THIRD DISTRICT SUPERVISOR TOM WOODHOUSE is the latest in a long line of shallow-thinking Mendo officials to insist on “local control”…

Shelter Cove Culture Clash

by Ryan Burns

On a steep coastal property in Shelter Cove lies a trail that descends several hundred feet from a tall bluff to…


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Baby Breaking Blue (It’s Bad)

by Flynn Washburne

I've always been a sucker for music. I don't mean that I love it, although I do; I mean I'm susceptible in the extreme to the power…

A Memorial Day Massacre

by Dick Meister

It's a dramatic, shocking and violent film. Some 200 uniformed policemen armed with billy clubs, revolvers and tear gas angrily charge an unarmed crowd of several hundred…

Zecke the Bloodsucker

by Malcolm Macdonald

Buzzards swoop on the wind drafts in the draw that extends from below my house to the bottom lands next to the remains of Uncle Charlie’s cabin. …

Mendocino Talking: Herb Ruhs

by Dave Smith

My parents were both active duty World War II. My mom was a Marine when she conceived me. My dad was a Navy Corpsman. When I was…


by Todd Walton

I have my piano tuned once a year. I used to have the beauty tuned twice a year, but that was when a good tuning cost sixty…

“Sanford Fare Well” Honors Marathoner and Jazz Poet

by William Ray

Sanford Dorbin, who died May 27, 2014, will be honored in the jazz-poetry program “Sanford Fare Well” next Wednesday, May 27, 2015. It commemorates his life as…

Letters to the Editor

Letters (May 20, 2015)

My first memory was living in a two-story house in Humboldt County in a town called Hydesville. I remember hearing the smacking sounds of my father hitting…