Anderson Valley

Bird’s Eye View (Sep 24, 2014)

by Turkey Vulture

Well, it’s a month into the school year and, as far as I can ascertain, the school is performing remarkably well both in the classroom and in…

Panther Soccer (Sep 24, 2014)

by Coach Steve Sparks

The team faced its toughest test yet when they hosted Rincon Valley Christian last Wednesday at Tom Smith Field. The Christians had won all six of their…

Mendocino County

Mendocino County Today: Tuesday, September 30, 2014

by AVA News Service

Yom Homecoming; AVHC Questions; Hamburg Think; Expendable Boys; Afghanistan Forever; Sex News; Bari's Bomber; Old Loggers; Party Pooper; Cannabiz Elite; Tough Guy; Bottled Wrath; Watershed Film; Catch of the Day; American Breakfast; Flu Clinic; County Board Openings…

Asians & Abalone

by Bruce McEwen

Abalone poaching is a multi-ethnic enterprise, but the perception in Mendocino County is that Asians do most of it. Do they,…

Fire & Water Out Of Balance

by Will Parrish

A few miles east of Mt. Shasta, in an area called Coonrod Flat, a McCloud River tributary called Ash Creek winds…

Wake Up, Dan Hamburg!

by Malcolm Macdonald

I started out to write about something more benign this week, but I can’t stand it any longer. Wake Up, Dan…

Essays

Gun Battle With Mendo Deputies Remembered

by David Torres

On an August Saturday night 54 years ago, Mendocino Sheriff’s Deputy Erwin ‘Butch’ Carlstedt was on patrol in downtown Point Arena when he received a call from…

Six Degrees Celsius

by Tom Melcher

In some circles of this country, citizens understand that 600,000 billion tons of CO2 poured into the atmosphere since 1750 has shifted Earth’s natural greenhouse effect and…

Mendocino Talking: Scott Cratty

by Dave Smith

Since early in High School, I have been involved with a variety of social issues. However, prior to moving to Mendocino County in 1999 those efforts were…

Eleven Days

by Malcolm Macdonald

What’s the connection between a 16th century Pope and the songwriter of “War,” Edwin Starr? Absolutely nothing, of course. As any Baby Boomer can tell you, “Absolutely…

Bochy Dreams

by Todd Walton

Bruce Bochy, a pleasant slow moving man, is the longtime manager of the San Francisco Giants. A former catcher known for his gruffness rather than the poetry…

News From The Playa 2014

by Katy Tahja

Brandenburg’s Concerto Number 3 being played by a live orchestra is not the kind of music you would expect to be performed at Burning Man, but then…

Rodin, Landis Take Over The Journal

by Tommy Wayne Kramer

Reports are circulating that former city mayors Mari Rodin and Mary Ann Landis have been contacting potential financial backers in an effort to purchase the Ukiah Daily…

Letters to the Editor

Letters (Sep 24, 2014)

The Point Arena School Board Meeting was like a really bad reality show! Petra Schulte from Fort Bragg Unified Schools gave a presentation regarding the importance of students…