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Lives & Times of Valley Folks: Leslie Hummel

I met with Leslie a week or so ago at her home overlooking the Valley from the low hills behind the airport on Mountain View Road. After enjoying the view…

Valley People 3/10/2010

CRIME IS DOWN in Mendocino County in the winter months so the cops and the state's apparently underworked Department of Alcohol Beverage Control go out and commit some, as they…

Grange Variety Show Explores New, Um, Terrain: Singing! Dancing! Proctology!

So again with the dazzling dancing. Again with the breath taking feats of aerial daring do. Again with the eye-popping pyrotechnics. And again with the inspired singing, fancy picking, strumming,…

Lives & Times of Valley Folks: June Lemons

As the rain came pouring down I drove to the out­skirts of Boonville and met with June at her home on Ornbaun Road. She graciously offered me either a tuna…

Lives & Times of Valley Folks: Billy W. ‘Bill’ Holcomb

I drove above Ornbaun Road to meet with Bill at the house he and wife Eva have called home since 1976. We sat down with some coffee and a plate…

Lives & Times of Valley Folks: Wallen Summers

Wallen Summers becomes our third guest from the Valley who was born outside the US. He ‘arrived’ in Shanghai, China, in 1932, the second child of Sarci Chen and his…

Valley People 2/24/2010

DEPUTY CRAIG WALKER had no trouble the other day picking up a good natured male pit bull in Navarro. The deputy soon deposited the animal at the shelter in South…

Lives & Times of Valley Folks: Fred Wooley

With Fred living at one end of the Valley and myself at the other, and no obvious quiet spot in town to meet, we decided to ‘risk’ The Redwood Drive-In…

Valley People 2/10/2010

BLACK ELVIS LIVES! The nifty carving disappeared two weeks ago from its long-time pedestal across the road from Jack's Valley Store. Black Elvis had been assumed stolen. But Black Elvis…

Lives & Times of Valley Folks: Jill Derwinski

I met Jill a couple of weeks ago and as befits the manager at Brutacao Cellars we sat down to chat with some delicious wines. Chardonnay for her and Pinot…

Lives & Times of Valley Folks: Thomas ‘Tom’ Towey

I met with Tom at The Boonville Lodge in the heart of Anderson Valley, the bar/restaurant he has owned and operated for the past four years but which has now…