Anderson Valley

Bird’s Eye View (Feb 10, 2016)

by Turkey Vulture

We are already at Valentine’s Day; February 14 is this coming Sunday, and yet the year seems as if it began yesterday. In fact some folks are…

Mendocino County

Mendocino County Today: Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016

by AVA News Service

ANY OLD BODY can see for himself the gradual chipping away at California's allegedly protected magnificence. The kind of vulgarians who…

Coast Hospital To Seek Parcel Tax

by Malcolm Macdonald

By now it is no secret that Mendocino Coast District Hospital (MCDH) has put its toes in the water to test…

Pot Smokers Still Going To The Joint?

by Bruce McEwen

What about all these poor people in prison for pot, smoking pot? Are there any? Yes, thousands. Why don’t you write…

Essays

Corporate Boondoggle!

by Emjay Wilson

For the past five years, a major corporation from New York has planned their very high-end board meeting on Presidents Day in February. Every year there has…

Mendocino County Poor Farm

by Katy Tahja

In 1904 California state government provided a framework in law ordering Boards of Supervisors to construct, officer (administer), and maintain hospitals and almshouses to provide for indigent,…

Letter From Madrid

by Penny Skillman

Spain celebrates Three Kings Day on January 6, with a big procession in the middle of the city. But Spain also celebrates Christmas on Dec. 25, and…

Stevenswood Sous Chef Takes A Dive

by Flynn Washburne

It's a hell of a thing when your day is ruined before you even get your pants on. It's even heller of a thing when something so…

Two Good Movies

by Todd Walton

Twenty years ago at a party in San Francisco, the host introduced me to a man named Jack and said, “You are both serious film buffs. Have…

Reading Room Blues

by David Yearsley

I’ve always loved the reading rooms of great libraries: the busy hush of research underway; the reluctance of old pages being turned; the furtive glances at the…

Letters to the Editor

Letters (Feb 10, 2016)

What’s all this smack-talk about Ortner Management Group? Tom Ortner is a genius. Just look at his tax returns. And State filings. The ones for Willow Glen Care…