Anderson Valley

Bird’s Eye View (Dec. 7, 2016)

by Turkey Vulture

Let’s go straight to one of my favorite topics: eating out in the Valley, and catch up with this week’s Valley Restaurant Update. There are just a…

Mendocino County

Mendocino County Today: Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016

by AVA News Service

Monsieur Bewley; Supes Notes; Little Dog; Woodhouse Released; Street Smarts; California Independence; Yesterday's Catch; LiquiGlide; Cupcaker; Principled Elector; Christmas Terror; Creative People; Pizzagate; Drought Bill; Mushroom Class; Alfred E Neuman; Library Events…

Prop 64: Now The Legal Questions

by Bruce McEwen

The impact of Proposition 64 has been reverberating through the courtrooms these past two weeks and a number of cases have…

Off the Record (Dec. 7, 2016)

by AVA News Service

SEE THEIR LETTER, but it seems clear that the mass resignation of the Board of the Small Farmers Association (SFA) is… Tickets to live events

Mendocino County Today

Meth, Muck & Mold Manor, Willits

by J.S. Schultz

I've been recuperating from some unidentified type of virus, a flu or something that refuses to exit completely. For close to a month I have felt drained,…

Who Poisoned My Grapes? (Part 4)

by Bob Dempel

I waited 16 months for Sonoma County to issue their report on the spraying of my grapevines. I did not get a call as promised, but at…

Coast Newspapers, A Brief History

by Malcolm Macdonald

The publisher of the consolidated Mendocino Coast newspapers is retiring. In modern parlance her 23 years as publisher is considered a long tenure. Long before those two…

The Greater Good

by Todd Walton

We’ve been picking up our neighbor’s Press Democrat while he is away in Idaho hunting elk. The headline article of the Sunday edition is about the shortage…

I Told You So

by Jeff Costello

"Everybody knows the war is over, everybody knows the good guys lost." — Leonard Cohen "Our lifelong cynicism about the American character has been vindicated. I Told…

Mendocino Talking: Hal Zina Bennett

by Dave Smith

(Hal lives in Lake County with his wife, Susan Sparrow, and is the author of more than 20 successful books, including Write From The Heart -- Unleashing The…

Saved By Weather

by Flynn Washburne

"Everybody talks about the weather, but nobody does anything about it." This sentence flitted across my consciousness recently, apropos of nothing at all, and got me pondering.…

Letters to the Editor

Letters (Dec. 7, 2016)

Now that this year's grape crop is in and before next year's season I want to share my thoughts about the wind machines in the Valley (and…

Festival of Lights