Anderson Valley

Valley People (Dec. 6, 2017)

by AVA News Service

THE ABSENCE of big rains is beginning to be worrisome. November came and went with less than a couple of inches, and December is sunny and clear…

Mendocino County

Mendocino County Today: Monday, Dec. 11, 2017

by AVA News Service

PETS OF THE WEEK This regal cat is Franny. She is a 2 year old, spayed female, short hair tabby. Franny…

County Notes

by Mark Scaramella

This Week’s Dubious Tax Expenditures — Anne Molgaard, Assistant/Acting Director of Health and Human Services has asked the Board of Supervisors…

Off the Record (Dec. 6, 2017)

by AVA News Service

CAPTAIN FATHOM WRITES: “Enclosed find the $20 we borrowed. Clean and sober after a month ‘rest’ at Tom Allman’s retreat.” AMERICANS…


A Letter to the Defense Bar

by Bruce McEwen

A number of the lawyers at the Office of the Public Defender have communicated certain innuendos about your trusty courthouse correspondent, namely that I am too friendly…

Sexual Harassment At Sonoma State

by Jonah Raskin

By the time that I arrived in the English Department at Sonoma State University in 1981 the party was largely over. No more nude encounters between students…

Autumn Reminiscence & Baseball Ramblings

by Malcolm Macdonald

In the land of the free and the home of the brave, when the golden days of autumn turn to cloudy, dingy days in December an American's…

Travelers Then & Now

by Paul Modic

When I see the travelers on the street today I think about how different it was when us hippies poured into Garberville in the early 70s alarming…

Letters to the Editor

Letters (Dec. 6, 2017)

In his Letters to the Editor of 29 November, Mr. Philbrick asks many, 9, questions. I would like to try and answer one of them: "What has…