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Anderson Valley

Valley People (Nov 19, 2014)

by AVA News Service

DONNA PIERSON-PUGH, long-time principal at the Elementary School, has told colleagues that she is retiring at the end of this school year. HEARTENING TO SEE that the…

Bird’s Eye View (Nov 19, 2014)

by Turkey Vulture

Inevitably we have a huge screen television here at The Three-Dot Lounge, not just for the sports but for all sorts of other quality programming that is…

Mendocino County

Mendocino County Today: Sunday, Nov 23, 2014

by AVA News Service

Frisco Lawyer; Xmas Trees; Navarro's Mouth; Pinizzotto's Choice; Quote Correction; Water Rustling; MendoVito Chat; Catch of the Day; Water Crisis; Fracking California; Obama's Un-war; Middlebrook Musings; Peripatetic Stehr…

Visit Mendocino, Take Two

by Mark Scaramella

The Mendocino County Lodging Association (MCLA), is one of the several overlapping organizations involved in the promotion and marketing of Mendocino…

Off the Record (Nov 19, 2014)

by AVA News Service

MARK BISHOP, former County Psychiatric Nurse, writes: “The Mental Health Board is set to meet this week and my guess is…

Grandpa’s Last Ride

by Bruce McEwen

Last Friday afternoon Kenneth Wilkinson, 22, was sentenced to 25-to-life with a possibility of parole in 23 years. Wilkinson has already…


Mendocino Talking: Doug Mosel

by Dave Smith

Since landing in Mendocino County, Doug Mosel has involved himself in several worthwhile community projects: running the successful Measure H campaign against GMOs; co-founding the Agriculture &…

The Earl Butz Memorial Trio

by Jeff Costello

As a guy who made a life (more or less) of playing guitar in various contexts including working bands, I still tend to spontaneously think of names…

Going Native

by Tom Melcher

Utopia isn’t always what it’s cracked up to be. When Boonville resident Ken Montgomery arrived here 36 years ago, he hadn’t read the fine print in the…

Plinking Rockchucks

by Bruce Patterson

When it comes to fat, furry, bucktoothed rodents, I can’t say that yellow-bellied marmots are my favorites. Then again, I’m not well acquainted with them and have…

Stockholm Syndrome

by Todd Walton

In the days following the latest American election, I found myself musing about why so many people voted for so many cruel, stupid, shortsighted representatives and approved…

Letters to the Editor

Letters (Nov 19, 2014)

I keep my floor clean enough to eat off of because there is a good chance I'm going to. I'm poor and a little bit clumsy, so…