Anderson Valley

Valley People (Apr 23, 2014)

by AVA News Service

DEPUTY SQUIRES has sold his house and he and Mrs. Deputy have done moved to Sonoma County. For almost four decades The Deputy, and he was the…

Bird’s Eye View (Apr 23, 2014)

by Turkey Vulture

Let’s hope that Sheriff Tom Allman’s unopposed third term in office works better than the ballpoint pens he handed out at a fundraiser I attended. It was…

Mendocino County

Redwood Valley Going Dry

by Mark Scaramella

Redwood Valley has the most fragile water supply in Mendocino County. Because of its limited storage capacity, the Redwood Valley County…

‘Cut Away, Barrister!’

by Bruce McEwen

Eric Galloway crossed the double yellow line on the Coyote Valley Reservation north of Ukiah, giving Tribal Officer Greg Salisbury probable…

Mendocino County Today: Wednesday, April 23, 2014

by AVA News Service

Water Watch; Keeping 128 Clean; Collision in Boonville; PA Deputy Misconduct; In Just; Revolution?; Found Footage Flick; Papa John Thoughts; Police Reports; Koogle Boondoggle in PA…

At The Frontiers Of Sordid

by Bruce McEwen

Child molestation, traditionally, has been a male practice. But lately in pioneering Mendocino County, home of the world’s best marijuana, women…

Essays

Curse Lifted

by Todd Walton

The curse that shaped the life of my grandmother, the lives of my mother and her brother, the life of my brother, and my own life, has…

Natural Wonders

by Bruce Patterson

When I learned that Oregon, in addition to having an official State Flower, an official State Bird, Fish, Gem and what all, also has seven officially designated…

The Food Of Love

by David Yearsley

Patches of snow cling to the muddy earth in the city’s picturesque nineteenth-century cemetery just to our north. Down in the gorge immediately to our south the…

Vaccinate!

by Steve Heilig

Vaccination is one of history’s most significant health advances. But California has had outbreaks of measles and pertussis in the past year. California also has a rising…

Peter Matthiessen, 1927 – 2014

by Byron Spooner

I met Peter Matthiessen once when the Friends of the Library were selling books at the Koret Auditorium in 2001. Matthiessen was featured speaker at a program…

Prison Tornadoes

by Suza Lambert Bowser

We can't see the city of Decatur from inside this prison, but at 9:30pm, we hear the city's sirens wailing in the distance, alarms that signal the…

A Second Chance—25 Years Later

by Shepherd Bliss

A “Second Chance,” after 25 years of absence and silence, was recently offered Shepherd by Assumpta. Her email arrived from Europe to his farm. We met in…

Letters to the Editor

Letters (Apr 23, 2014)

We are writing on behalf of three women, a mother and her two young adult daughters, to express our concerns about your deputies' mishandling of an attempted…