Anderson Valley

Bird’s Eye View (July 20, 2016)

by Turkey Vulture

The rise of Donald Trump in this country is another example of the kind of right-wing populist politics that is gaining ground in many western democracies. Think…

Mendocino County

Mendocino County Today: Monday, July 25, 2016

by AVA News Service

John Hulbert; PHF Needed; Whither Adventists?; Dance-Music Biz; Civil Discourse; FB Blight; LBGTQ Gumbo; Flip Floppers; Officer Slappy; Evidence Videos; Yesterday's Catch; Troop Vote; President Trump; Real Issues; Clinton Goldman; DNC Protest; Bed Exploits; The Mayfields…

Obstetric Complications At Coast Hospital

by Malcolm Macdonald

The Mendocino Coast District Hospital's Board of Director's hosted a public forum about the Obstetrics (OB) Department Tuesday evening, July 12th,…

Off the Record (July 20, 2016)

by AVA News Service

SUCH IS THE DEMAND that something be done about the woeful and ineffective treatment of the County's mentally ill, that the…

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Essays

Keeping It Simple

by Carole Brodsky

Thirty-odd years ago, the Simple Living Workshop made its debut at the Redwood Empire Fairgrounds - a weekend-long event which had its origins at the Ukiah Community…

Ann Menebroker

by Todd Walton

I moved to Sacramento in 1980. I was 31 and experiencing a bit of success with my writing. I bought a piano and an old house in…

Hellward In A Handbasket

by Flynn Washburne

It was one of those days. No, not one of those. Those are spoken of, and occur, often enough that we may as well just refer to…

Namedrops Keep Fallin’ On My Head*

by Fred Gardner

Mischievous Hendrik Hertzberg emailed, “Have you seen my friend Clara Bingham’s oral history of 1969-70? Jane Fonda talks about you in it. Curious about your reaction.” It…

Running The Resource Room at PS 30

by Louis Bedrock

There was no way I was qualified to take over the position of Bilingual Resource Room teacher. I had no training in special education. None. However, I…

A Dark Prospect

by James Howard Kunstler

I was in the streets of Chicago in 1968 during the Democratic Convention. It was only a few months after Bobby Kennedy and Martin Luther King were…

Letters to the Editor

Letters (July 20, 2016)

Brian Hurt of Grist Creek Aggregates is currently negotiating with the Mendocino Air Quality Management District to resume rubberized asphalt production on Outlet Creek in Longvale.…