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Anderson Valley

Valley People (Dec 17, 2014)

by AVA News Service

BIG CHANGES at Anderson Valley Unified. Michelle Hutchins has been appointed Superintendent/principal, JR Collins is retiring, Donna Pierson-Pugh is also retiring. Ms. Hutchins, who came to Anderson…

Bird’s Eye View (Dec 17, 2014)

by Turkey Vulture

Isn’t it around this time that the “Thirteen Days of Christmas” begin? And how come we almost never sing about the 13th day? You know, the one…

Mendocino County

Mendocino County Today: Thursday, Dec 18, 2014 (free today)

by AVA News Service

Ted Galletti; Old Acquaintances; Frost Protection FAQ; Winter Solstice; AVHC Healing; Marshall's Plea; FB Robbery; Catch of the Day; Green Day; Lobbyist Dellums; Movie Threats; NCRA Dispute; Cuba Normalization; Likebook; Bubble Economy; The Storm; Oil Trains; Stream Restoration; Winning…

California’s Dammed Fish

by Will Parrish

A few weeks ago, I assessed the possibility of a massive 2015 fish kill in the Trinity and Klamath Rivers (“Impending…

Because It’s Pink

by Bruce McEwen

For the past few decades California’s prison population has grown into something of an international scandal and three federal judges have…

Off the Record (Dec 17, 2014)

by AVA News Service

RUMOR OF THE WEEK: The Coast branch of the CHP maintains a “little red binder” in which the names of habitual…


Disturbing The Peace

by Crawdad Nelson

I’d prefer not to call the cops. I don’t have anything against cops and I don’t fear them. Some of my friends and relatives are cops, like…

New Rules on the Farm

by Spec MacQuayde

Unusually balmy weather haunted Anderson Valley at least through the end of November, a phenomenon I witnessed first hand touring the gardens of friends who still had…

Sultans of the Stick

by David Yearsley

One of the longest milliseconds I ever lived through came before the beginning of the Dies irae from Mozart’s Requiem. The members of the Stanford Chorus crowded…

The Bubble Whisperer of Anderson Valley

by Darren Delmore

A couple years back at an abundant Memorial Day Weekend party on Mendocino Ridge, I noticed winemaker Arnaud Weyrich of Roederer Estate sampling the random red wines…

The Stony Lonesome #5, Criminology Edition

by Flynn Washburne

I hate committing crimes. I really do. It’s scary and nerve-racking and guilt inducing and, well — wrong. This is why I fling myself headlong and heedless…

Choosing Names

by Todd Walton

Our dear friends Nick and Clare Bokulich, Nick the noted fermentologist, Clare the renowned musicologist and daughter of local viola legend Marion Crombie, recently sent us this…

Letters to the Editor

Letters (Dec 17, 2014)

Free To Live Or Die: That's my idea of a slogan for Hospice of Ukiah. I have been a Hospice of Ukiah client for seven years; first…