Anderson Valley

Valley People (March 22, 2017)

by AVA News Service

IN A VIRTUALLY secret big name bicycle event two Saturdays ago, the renowned Lance Armstrong and 275 pro bikers raced from Anderson Valley High School, west up…

Bird’s Eye View (March 22, 2017)

by Turkey Vulture

Turkey Vulture’s “Evening Dining in the Valley Update.” In geographical order on Highway 128, “The Tasty Eight” make up a wonderful culinary cruise through the Valley. Natalie…

Mendocino County

Mendocino County Today: Monday, March 27, 2017

by AVA News Service

Weed & Wine; Little Dog; Love Generation; Diner; Love Drug; Remembering Mike; Meth Progression; Homeless Response; Gualala Poems; HuffCare; Owl Boxes; Yesterday's Catch; The Future; Kaepernick's Problem; Moving Forward; Single Payer; KMEC Interview; Mendocino Mystery…

Ongoing Trouble at Coast Hospital

by Malcolm Macdonald

On March 16th Mendocino Coast District Hospital (MCDH) abandoned all plans to convert to a “Hospital Fee Structure” when it became…

Planning Commission Faces Irrational Agenda

by Rex Gressett

The City Manager, in just over one month, has launched a focused assault on the long formulated and widely discussed community…

Probationers On Parade

by Bruce McEwen

Mr. Isaiah Bennett requested a hearing to determine if he’d violated his probation. This wasn’t the first time he’d violated it,… Tickets to live events

Mendocino County Today


by Todd Walton

With bee populations in decline worldwide and the so-called civilized world in no hurry to eliminate the known causes of these precipitous declines, more and more flowers…

Grange Wars

by Dawn Hodson

It’s hard to imagine The National Grange, this country’s oldest agricultural organization and one devoted to both community betterment and the protection of agriculture, to be at…

Dawn In Headwaters III

by Spec MacQuayde

The vegan lunch consisted of those stir-fried vegetables that had thankfully been mixed with peanuts, canola oil, and apple cider vinegar, over rice. After serving nearly a…

Deputy Massey Looks Back

by Mark Scaramella

(This is the final segment of our interview with Mendocino County’s only and probably last black deputy, Orell Massey.) AVA: What’s your experience with domestic violence cases…


by Louis Bedrock

The snowfall had diminished, almost stopped, when the doorbell rang. He thought it must be Jitterbug and his older cousin Malik, the two neighborhood kids who normally…

The Fire This Time

by Bruce Patterson

The good news is that, of those paying attention, about the only people left in this country who still haven’t noticed that His Highness is not just…

Aloysius Garbanzo McBragg

by Flynn Washburne

I believe I have previously made my feelings on the matter of children quite clear. Seen and not heard, I say, and that from preferably a good…

Letters to the Editor

Letters (March 22, 2017)

I am writing this to say what a shame it is that we have no decent doctors in the town of Ukiah. Where are any good doctors…