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Bird’s Eye View (Aug 27, 2014)

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 Americans as the…

Bird’s Eye View (Aug 20, 2014)

I must sadly report the passing of one of the best herding dogs to ever come out of this Valley. Ten-year old Bren of Yorkville, who with owner Kevin Owens…

Bird’s Eye View (Aug 13, 2014)

Bill Sterling, a keen and pro-active supporter of the Valley’s well-being and progress, writes, “At the CSD board meeting at 5:30 pm on August 20th, I shall make a presentation…

Bird’s Eye View (Aug 6, 2014)

This week, Sunday August 10 to be precise, is the 85th Birthday of my Mother, the Venerable Vulture. While a little unsteady during flight, mentally she remains as sharp as…

Bird’s Eye View (July 30, 2014)

What a mess! Outside the bucolic bubble that is Boonville and not far beyond, the world seems to be almost spinning out of control. We have increasingly tragic events, some…

Bird’s Eye View (July 23, 2014)

Pat Hulbert has been announced as The Grand Marshall at this year’s Mendocino County Fair in September. The Hulberts arrived in the Valley in the 1920s while Pat’s family on…

Bird’s Eye View (July 16, 2014)

Bird’s Eye View (July 16, 2014)

So another movie is about to be made featuring the Valley. This time it's an historical drama purportedly about life here in the time following the 1906 earthquake. According to…

Bird’s Eye View (July 9, 2014)

We are beginning to see an increase in the annual visits to the Valley of those fast-driving tourists, particularly ‘Mr. Convertible Sports Car’ in his mid-60s with the 20-Something Blonde…

Bird’s Eye View (July 2, 2014)

Bird’s Eye View (July 2, 2014)

On Sunday morning, as I drowned my sorrows following Mexico’s exit from the World Cup after a heart-breaking loss in the last minute to the Dutch, I tried to remember…

Bird’s Eye View (June 25, 2014)

There is a rumor spreading around town that the location which was the former home of The Boonville Lodge in central Boonville is soon to re-open as an up-market shoe…

Bird’s Eye View (June 11, 2014)

We are sad to report that the Pronsolino Ranch on Signal Ridge loaded up their flock of sheep and drove them away for the last time this past week. After…

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