Anderson Valley

Where’s Our Deputy?

by Mark Scaramella

Supervisor Dan Hamburg and Sheriff Tom Allman appeared in Boonville last Thursday night to discuss Anderson Valley's popular but now-you-see-him, now-you-don't resident deputy, Craig Walker. Walker is…

Bird’s Eye View (May 6, 2015)

by Turkey Vulture

The news of Loretta Houck’s freakish yet awful accident last Thursday evening has resonated around the Valley as much as any such tragic accident in recent years.…

Mendocino County

Mendocino County Today: Thursday,

by AVA News Service

A READER defends Ukiah's decision to spend several mil for site prep for big box CostCo: “The City needs the sales…

The True History of KZYX

by Marco McClean

Re: Mary Massey's FCC Complaint About Mary Aigner's Having Allowed Some Swear Words To Reach The Air And Also Having A…

Verily, Verily Veri-Trax

by Bruce McEwen

It was all circumstantial evidence, this cold case from three years ago. The matter had been set aside and apparently forgotten.…

Off the Record (May 6, 2015)

by AVA News Service

EXPECT a recall petition to be filed against Fort Bragg mayor Dave Turner. There is huge anger at the present 3-2…


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The Stony Lonesome: In Court

by Flynn Washburne

The thing I look most forward to reading each week when I receive my Advertiser  —  well, most weeks  —  okay, on the semi-rare occasions when the…

Ant Cows

by Todd Walton

This year, with five yearling apples trees and five apple trees we revived from near death when we bought this place three years ago, the biggest challenge…

Rave On

by Jonah Raskin

The Weather Underground wasn’t as crazy as it seemed, though at the time it seemed anything but sane. On March 6, 1970, three members of a Weatherman…


by Bruce Patterson

I didn’t know I was half Irish till after I turned thirty and my grandpa Patterson died. My Irish grandma Patterson had dropped dead while I was…

Doctor Sapatoo Diagnoses His Reggae Addiction

by Steve Heilig

Michael Turner, aka "Dr. Sapatoo," is a renowned reggae music journalist and mobile disc jockey, as well as a practicing physician. He has lived in Mendocino County…

Springtime Decisions

by Spec MacQuayde

The dogwood tree outside my bedroom window is exploding with white flowers, in contrast to the redbud in the backyard. The forest edges are painted white, purple,…

Letters to the Editor

Letters (May 6, 2015)

Today is Earth Day and I'm still in a state of shock after attending the Mendocino County Board of Supervisors meeting yesterday concerning the use of the…