Anderson Valley

Valley People (Sep 2, 2015)

by AVA News Service

GRAPES aren't the only crop gathered early this year. Outdoor marijuana is also about a month earlier than usual, which probably accounts for the local influx of…

Bird’s Eye View (Sep 2, 2015)

by Turkey Vulture

Labor Day weekend is virtually upon us and while it’s not the “Mother of All Holidays” (that is obviously Thanksgiving), it is still a pretty good one…

Mendocino County

Mendocino County Today: Thurs., Sep 3, 2015

by AVA News Service

ANOTHER LAKE COUNTY WILDFIRE A hundred acre (and growing) wildland fire three or four miles north of Upper Lake has prompted…

Mendocino County Today: Wednesday, Sep 2, 2015

by AVA News Service

Laytonville Murderer; Raskin Booklet; Starski Fans; Helping Professionals; Outlet Creek; Ukiah Fjord's; Police Reports; Yesterday's Catch; Counselor Bureaucrat; Extended Crash; Hermann; American Downsizing; Goodnight Irene; Limiting Pollution; Cockburn Tree; Facing Death; Library Gaming; Concussion Film; SMART Train…

Boonville’s Fiery Fourth

by Bruce McEwen

Juan Alarcon and his wife went to the brewery in Boonville to celebrate the Fourth of July at the beer bar.…

Off the Record (Sep 2, 2015)

by AVA News Service

A FORT BRAGG READER WRITES of the late Janice Owings that “she was the best example or could have served as…


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A Sin To Stay Down: A Boont Noir (Chapter 3)

by Robert Mailer Anderson

Behind the crumbling Anderson Valley High School, Billy Lee held a scuffed football on a weedy field that resembled an over-grazed cow pasture. It wasn’t going to…

A Horse Walks Into A Bar…

by Debra Keipp

Garberville's Blue Room Bar has a sign on their front door reading, “No Patchouli”. The 'necky' older crowd of loggers, cowboys and country folk seem to find…

Burn On, Burners!

by Steve Heilig

It's Burning Man time again. I'm not going, again. I'm going to say something critical about it, again. And will be mostly ignored and/or vilified, again.…

The Stony Lonesome: Leaving Wildwood

by Flynn Washburne

A spokesman for one of the police departments currently under scrutiny for summarily executing illegal lane-changers had this to say in his trigger-happy officer's defense: "Our number-one…


by Todd Walton

I was put in mind of my friend Elgin this morning when I heard the unmistakable sound of an old Volkswagen Beetle going by. Elgin and I…

The Russian River Run (June, 1990)

by Jim Gibbons

The night before the Russian River Run, Sally Miklose called me from her motel room in Ukiah because her 16-year-old son Jesse wanted to find out how…

Letters to the Editor

Letters (Sep 2, 2015)

The Mendocino Air Quality Control Board made a terrible mistake on Aug. 28 when it rejected the Friends of Outlet Creek’s appeal of the Air Board’s decision…