Anderson Valley

Valley People (July 29, 2015)

by AVA News Service

MANY LOCALS felt the earth shudder late Monday morning. According to the USGS, a quake measuring 3.5 was centered a few miles south of Point Arena but…

Bird’s Eye View (July 29, 2015)

by Turkey Vulture

Are you up for some significant service to our community? Well your opportunity to make a difference has arrived. With High School Principal Michelle Hutchins taking on…

Mendocino County

The End of Conversation: A Cartoon Sampler

by AVA News Service

(Assembled by Miguel Lanigan)…

Mendocino County Today: Thursday, July 30, 2015

by AVA News Service

Rock Fire; Deadtrees Ordinance; Retiring Judges; Creek Disappears; Wildlife Suit; Non Responses; Phone Scam; Thanking CALSTAR; Sanders Birthday; Tiny Houses; Ballot Exchange; Seniormobile; Film Nights; MendoLib; Smart Growth; Water Storage; Yesterday's Catch; Divided, Conquered; Molesters Sentenced; Nuclear Deal; Gloriana Company; Library Events; Climate…

Wine Industry Water Grab?

by Will Parrish

California's slow-mo adoption of groundwater regulations is prompting all sorts of legal maneuvers by the state's irrigation elite, who are striving…

The Right To Bear Arms

by Bruce McEwen

Danilo Zacapa-Diaz was living happily ever after in Anderson Valley after a felony bust 10 years ago. He had a wife…


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Physician-Assisted Dying: Honest Choices

by Steve Heilig

Physician-assisted dying (not "suicide" — a term that is not truly relevant here) is a complex and emotional issue. Here is a perspective done with a leading…

My Generation

by Bruce Patterson

Generally speaking, I’ve never much liked the affluent white boys of my generation. Didn’t much like them when they were young, and I like them a whole…

The Stony Lonesome: Stereotypes

by Flynn Washburne

If I were a big game hunter, one place I would absolutely not ply my trade would be a zoo. It wouldn't be an honest day’s work.…

Road Notes July 2015

by Jeff Costello

Denver-Las Vegas — I'd been to Reno and found it thoroughly unpleasant, what my friend Dave would call a "real dump." And, my old buddy Bob ended…

Cover Stories

by Todd Walton

I recently got a letter from my editor at Counterpoint Press, the daring publishing company bringing out a paperback edition of my book Buddha In A Teacup…

Hiking The JMT

by Malcolm Macdonald

By the time you read this I should be somewhere on the John Muir Trail, most likely in Yosemite National Park. This will all be part of…

Letters to the Editor

Letters (July 29, 2015)

When I ran for city council against Scott Dietz and Doug Hammerstrom I never could figure out why they were running. Now it is four years later,…