Anderson Valley

Bird’s Eye View (Aug 27, 2014)

by Turkey Vulture

This coming weekend will see the annual Labor Day festivities, which have taken place at this time as a Federal holiday since 1894 and viewed by most…

Mendocino County

Mendocino County Today: Saturday, August 30, 2014

by AVA News Service

Green Rush; FB Water; Global Affairs; Audio Gaga; Ode to Autumn; Police Reports; Eel Low; Ranger Out; UK Protester; GJ & DA; Catch of the Day; Local Food; Solar Permitting; Ageless Wisdom; Policy Vacuum; Uzi Girl; Klamath…

Drought Compounds Water Disputes

by Adrian Baumann

Everyone in Mendocino County has heard the old adage, “Whiskey is for drinking and water is for fighting over,” and with…

Off the Record (Aug 27, 2014)

by AVA News Service

LAST WEEK in the aftermath of Fort Bragg Police Chief Scott Mayberry’s resignation it was widely known in Fort Bragg that…

Essays

We Are Not Alone (?)

by Bruce McEwen

Maitreya is coming to save us. Maitreya? In a word, God; the new god, the god running the UFOs and drawing crop circles and doing a lot…

I Almost Bought It

by Charley Gibson

I must admit, I was a fair bit convinced. The preacher had miracles and apostles. His miracles were not indisputable, but they were photographed: images of crop…

4-H

by Marshall Newman

Soon after I began writing these vignettes of my time in Anderson Valley from the late 1950s to the late 1980s I discovered the Anderson Valley 4-H…

Seattle Hempfest To Add “Adult Use” Smoking Areas

by Fred Gardner

Seattle’s first retail outlet for marijuana opened in July, some 20 months after Washington state voters passed Initiative 502. Legalization as defined by I-502 is now becoming…

Riots & The Underclass

by Alexander Cockburn

What’s a riot without looting? We want it, they’ve got it! You’d think from the press that looting was alien to British tradition, imported by immigrants more…

August Fable

by Todd Walton

When I was in my early thirties, I lived on a monthly disability check from the state: $268. My rent for a small room in a boarding…

Stephen & Gloria Decater

by Dave Smith

The Decater family runs Live Power Community Farm in Covelo, a diversified, solar-powered CSA farm that for 27 years has supplied its 200 member families here in…

Letters to the Editor

Letters (Aug 27, 2014)

A Petition to Remove the Current Board of Directors for the AV Health Center and Seek a New Board, August 25, 2014: Whereas the current BoD for the…