Anderson Valley

Valley People (July 1, 2015)

by AVA News Service

THE LORETTA REPORT: "It is a rare thing to laugh and cry at a rude gesture but I did both last week. Out here in the Anderson…

Bird’s Eye View (July 1, 2015)

by Turkey Vulture

A little over four years ago, Jack Kevorkian, the American pathologist and most famously the euthanasia activist, died at the age of 83. I mention this as…

Mendocino County

Mendocino County Today: Saturday, July 4, 2015

by AVA News Service

Declaring Independence; Turner Recall Stalled; WA Vineyard Noise; Tough Fish Talk; Catch of the Day; FB Fireworks; Inarticulate Official; Los Angeles; Mirrors; Hanging On; Country Hellos; FB History; Fracking Regs…

Three Sentencings

by Bruce McEwen

Timothy Abshire was held to answer and bound over for trial on three felony counts last week, the most prominent being…

Stepping Up Into Mush

by Mark Scaramella

When the Board of Supervisors discussed new expenditures in next year’s County budget on Tuesday, June 16, Supervisor Dan Hamburg said…

Off the Record (July 1, 2015)

by AVA News Service

"JUDGE REFUSES to halt homeless center in Fort Bragg." Haven't seen the judge's decision so it's impossible to evaluate his logic.…


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My Mind Walked Out The Door

by Malcolm Macdonald

It’s long forgotten now, but prior to the start of fiscal year 1847 there were no postage stamps in use in the United States of America. Before…

No Good Deed, Fort Bragg Branch

by Flynn Washburne

What I love(d) about living in the big city is the wealth of opportunity. I'm not talking about the potential for cultural enrichment or the multitude of…

Legal High — Mile High

by William J. Hughes

Legal marijuana. I never thought I’d see it happen, not in my lifetime. Legalized medical marijuana is one thing, but now the states of Colorado and Washington…

We’re In It

by Todd Walton

Those thousands of articles about the coming consequences of global warming, over-population, and environmental pollution? Those consequences are here. Yes, things are going to get worse, but…

Twist in the Tunnels Plan

by Alastair Bland

When Gov. Jerry Brown announced two weeks ago at an Oakland press conference that he would radically downsize a 100,000-acre wetland restoration job, environmentalists and water policy…

Roadtripping With Nabokov

by David Yearsley

Driving to Boston from Ithaca to give a concert at the venerable early music festival there last week, I decided to listen to a book on tape…

Letters to the Editor

Letters (July 1, 2015)

Does the Gualala River have 25,000 gallons per day to spare, in addition to ongoing diversions during yet another historical critical drought year?…