Anderson Valley

Valley People (Jun 22, 2016)

by AVA News Service

ACCORDING to a letter in the ICO from Mary Mobert, the Gualala precinct she worked boasted an impressive 75.5 percent turnout. Boonville? Anecdotally, good turnout but no…

Bird’s Eye View (Jun 22, 2016)

by Turkey Vulture

I continue to enjoy the Annual Birds of Prey Convention over here in the United Kingdom of Turkey Vultures, Buzzards, and Lesser Birds of Prey. The country…

Mendocino County

Mendocino County Today: Saturday, June 25, 2016

by AVA News Service

SHERIFF ALLMAN. Today, the Sheriff turned in twice the required number of signatures needed to qualify his unique mental health proposal…

Last Week’s Coast Transfer Station Meeting

by John Fremont

It was not a contentious meeting. No punches, no curses. Sweeney [County trash administrator] read the EIR revisions out loud at…

A Power Lunch In Calpella

by Bruce McEwen

The caterers had just arrived and were setting out a sumptuous buffet on trestle tables — all organic — gleaming chafing…

Off the Record (Jun 22, 2016)

by AVA News Service

MENDOSPORTSPLUS EXPRESSES PERFECTLY EVERYONE'S FRUSTRATION Wow. Mendo Voting Process. What A Joke!! County 800 Number 'Disconnected, No Longer In Service.' As…

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Essays

How Not To Grow Pot

by Phillip Murphy

"Oh crap," I thought to myself as my old pickup truck rattled to a stop in front of the barn, "This ain't good.” It was early morning…

The Road From Perdition

by Flynn Washburne

When I completed my first prison term here in California back in 2006, I was bound and determined never to repeat the process. It wasn't my first…

The Incredible Shrinking American

by Bruce Patterson

The great beauty of old Anderson Valley was how farming, ranching, logging, hunting and fishing were a part of everybody’s upbringings. The original settlers not only grew…

Joltin’ Joe

by Malcolm Macdonald

On June 23, 1941 Joe DiMaggio didn't get a hit. No, his famed fifty-six game hitting streak didn't end there, he was just past half way at…

How Would Hemingway’s ‘Robert Jordan’ Vote?

by Clancy Sigal

Written 76 years ago, For Whom The Bell Tolls is Senator John McCain’s favorite novel, also an “inspiration” to Obama. Toward the end of the Spanish civil…

Schwarzenegger Actually Tried

by AVA News Service

When Arnold Schwarzenegger became governor after Gray Davis was recalled in 2003, Schwarzenegger was the rare elected official who believed with some reason that he had nothing…

Letters to the Editor

Letters (Jun 22, 2016)

Wow, I was just told of your recent pieces concerning my marriage to county supervisor Dan Hamburg! Your source must be someone very close to Dan, to…