Anderson Valley

Bird’s Eye View (Oct. 18, 2017)

by Turkey Vulture

Local evening dining options. This week in Boonville only. Lauren’s Restaurant sees Libby (of Libby’s Restaurant in Philo fame) as Guest Chef on Mondays from 5-9pm, Thursday-Sunday, 11.30am-2.30pm…

Mendocino County

Mendocino County Today: Monday, Oct. 23, 2017

by AVA News Service

Keegan Plea; Civility Code; New-Age Rules; Warm Weather; Fundraising; Pain Avoidance; BOS Comments; Flora Speculations; Stuka Sirens; Little Dog; Harvey's Secret; Clark Diagnosis; Giants Manager; Noise Parade; Interim Permitting; Feminist Film; Yesterday's Catch; Last Candle; Extremists; Fires Investigation; Fire History; Global Warming; Soldier…

Raises & Business As Usual

by Mark Scaramella

Sheriff Tom Allman reported on the ongoing fire catastrophe in the Board Chambers last Tuesday morning. He said that the Mendo…

Off the Record (Oct. 18, 2017)

by AVA News Service

LEGENDARY UKIAH STREET PERSON, Kelisha Alvarez, was in court Tuesday morning seeking a pass to get out of jail for an…

Essays

Incident At Cuffey’s Cove

by Malcolm Macdonald

How did I go from a city council meeting in Fort Bragg on a Monday night to the wind whistling bluffs behind Cuffey's Cove Cemetery ten days…

And The Sun Became Black As Sackcloth Of Hair & The Moon Became As Blood

by Rex Gressett

Like half of northern California, I woke up Monday morning to the subtle smell of smoke. Outside the early morning eastern sky was an unearthly frosty pink.…

Viewscapes

by Bruce Patterson

I dropped out of high school when I turned 16. Now having a union job, a ’59 Chevy, cruising buddies, girlfriends and plenty of gas money, I…

‘Machine Guns For Rent’

by David Severn

Amongst several other counter-culture proclivities, I have been anti-war, anti-weapons of war, anti-nuclear most of my life. In the mid- to late-1980s I started regularly going to…

In Praise of a Boring Life

by Flynn Washburne

There is a "curse" which is usually and almost certainly erroneously attributed to "ancient Chinese" sources that goes either, "May you live in interesting times," or, "May…

Letters to the Editor

Letters (Oct. 18, 2017)

There is the suggestion that fires start with windblown trees breaking power lines. Our recent fire followed the path of the 1964 fire. When areas are rebuilt,…