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Bird’s Eye View (June 7, 2017)

Following the remarkably short-sighted and extremely serious wrong decision made by The President* last week regarding climate control, let’s start with “This Trump Thing,” or as it had been known…

Fussin’ & Fightin’ At AV Unified

Fussin’ & Fightin’ At AV Unified

Confusion reigns at neo-turbulent AV Unified, with more confusion undoubtedly served up this Tuesday (30 May),  but served too late for this week’s paper-paper. Last week’s hurry-up meetings, plural, saw…

Valley People (May 31, 2017)

JUDY ISBELL NEÉ WAGGONER has died in Palm Springs. Born and raised in Boonville, Mrs. Isbell had been in failing health for some time. She had left the Anderson Valley…

Bird’s Eye View (May 31, 2017)

Bird’s Eye View (May 31, 2017)

Hard to believe, but one morning last week a used condom was discovered in a planter outside the AVA office in the heart of Boonville! One of the obvious suspects,…

Caltrans v. Philo

Caltrans v. Philo

Philo is a difficult stretch of road for the driver who encounters this buzz-saw of activity for the first time, especially those drivers perhaps impaired by visits to our primary…

Valley People (May 24, 2017)

Valley People (May 24, 2017)

THE ANDERSON VALLEY Unified School District isn't so unified lately. Bad feeling among the district's administrators has upset staff and is beginning to seep into the community. A single-sheet student…

Bird’s Eye View (May 24, 2017)

One of the Valley’s best organized and enjoyable occasions of the year came and went last Saturday. but unfortunately far too many Valley folks missed it. I am referring to…

Valley People (May 17, 2017)

CUSTOMER APPRECIATION GALA! Anderson Valley Farm Supply, Friday, May 19th, which is THIS Friday. Specific festivities kick off at noon, deals all day. Food, drink and red geraniums! THAT TERRIBLE…

Bird’s Eye View (May 17, 2017)

Regular readers will be aware that every week during the summer I post a reminder in my closing remarks about leaving your dogs/pets in your car and making sure the…

Valley People (May 10, 2017)

Valley People (May 10, 2017)

I ONCE SAW a tourist couple step tentatively into Boonville's brochure-festooned Chamber of Commerce ad shack, the only touri I’ve seen from my perch across the street to risk it.…

Bird’s Eye View (May 10, 2017)

This coming Sunday, as I hope you all know, it’s “Mother’s Day,” a celebration honoring mothers and celebrating motherhood, maternal bonds, and the influence of mothers in society. Originally, in…