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AV Goat Fest & Wildflower Show

AV Goat Fest & Wildflower Show

Jim Devine is the organizer of the second annual Anderson Valley Goat Festival which will return to Boonville on April 23rd at the Mendocino County Fairgrounds. The Wildflower Show, hosted…

Pint Arena’s Political Shittle

News traveled fast in Point Arena about two weeks ago, when finally, down where City Councilwoman Heatherstone-Szantos lives on her property which straddles Point Arena Creek, she received a 14-day…

A Lady Always Knows When To Leave

When my daughter was nine days shy of her 13th birthday, she succumbed to pediatric cancer. We had some inkling since birth that she could be a short timer. When…

A Horse Walks Into A Bar…

Garberville's Blue Room Bar has a sign on their front door reading, “No Patchouli”. The 'necky' older crowd of loggers, cowboys and country folk seem to find peaceful solace together…

Walk the Plank, Mr. Juntz!

The City of Point Arena is currently trying, through their new City attorney and Council, to wrest ownership of the old Coast Guard Boat House from the current owner of…

High Anxiety

High Anxiety

The Gualala Community Center hosts Pay-N-Take, a second-hand store open on the first Saturday morning of every month, for almost everything recyclable, from fine china to table saws. I volunteered…

Pint Arena’s New City Manager

Last week I visited Point Arena City Hall because the new City Manager and secretary weren’t answering their phones. I asked for a few chapters out of the City’s Muni-Code,…

Finding The Lost

In Newton, Iowa, from the 1940's through 1970's, there was a diminutive man who hung out at the barber shop around the corner from the Maid-Rite hamburger joint. His name…

Jane-On-Another-Plain

Jane-On-Another-Plain

Leila Jane Dornacker was always dynamic, and often first: she was credited in 1968 as the nation's first female mail carrier; she was elected homecoming queen her freshman year at…

The Squatter

Alf and Mary Rose of Point Arena have a son named Joey. He was raised fishing off Point Arena Pier while his mother owned and operated the kitchen store at…

Muy Malo En Punta Arena

Muy Malo En Punta Arena

My neighbor sued me on the advice of our local deputy. She wanted to retrieve what looked like a broken down replica of a pistol — a black metal pellet…

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