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Panther Soccer (Oct 15, 2014)

by Coach Steve Sparks

The visit of Sonoma Academy to the Valley last Wednesday was always going to be a tough match despite the Coyotes’ position near the bottom of the…

Bird’s Eye View (Oct 15, 2014)

by Turkey Vulture

Greetings one and all. If you are sitting comfortably then I shall begin. Not much to report this week, primarily because I have not been out-and-about in…

Mendocino County

Mendocino County Today: Tuesday, Oct 21, 2014

by AVA News Service

IT’S NOT YET KNOWN if the Health Center’s inept board of directors, a living, breathing argument for democratically elected non-profit boards,…

DA Rips County Counsel

by AVA News Service

DA David Eyster’s remarks to the Board of Supervisors stunned everyone in earshot (Tuesday, Oct 7) because it’s extremely unusual in…

More Turbulence At Coast Hospital

by Malcolm Macdonald

After sitting through the Mendocino Coast District Hospital candidates’ forum on October 6th, I promised myself I’d say something positive or…

Off the Record (Oct 15, 2014)

by AVA News Service

WHEN ELAINE Matthews, 72, was arrested Monday night at her Little River home for an alleged assault on her boyfriend, James…


Around The World On Books

by Ralph Bostrom

Peep, peep, peep, peep. A fowl in the hand is worth two that came home to roost. It is the Friends of Willits Library book sale. For…

Waiting For Disaster

by Todd Walton

As the drought continues and a weakening El Niño lessens the chance of a good wet winter in California, we are having a second water tank installed…

Mendocino Talking: Christie Olson Day

by Dave Smith

Christie is the owner of the Gallery Book Shop in Mendocino (gallerybookshop.com). She grew up in Woodenville, outside Seattle, Washington, and lived in that area until she…

Going Back To College (Part 2)

by Jim Gibbons

My first semester was over and now I needed a summer job. I had worked on the Mendocino County road crew out of the Laytonville Yard the…

AV Firefighters: Roy Laird

by Terry Ryder

Battalion Chief Roy Laird has been on the Anderson Valley Volunteer Fire Department for 30 years (with a few years off when his long haul trucking job…

Adventures In Hauling Grapes

by Anne Fashauer

I have now hauled a total of 14 tons of grapes from our vineyard on Greenwood Ridge. About half of that went to Sonoma and half to…

Letters to the Editor

Letters (Oct 15, 2014)

I would like to address an article recently written in the AVA by Will Parris [sic] addressing some work of mine referenced in his article. Mr. Parris…