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Bernie the Quitter Fools Us Again

Vermont’s Senator Bernie Sanders spoke for months about his “historic” efforts to get a vote on a single-payer health care bill in the Senate. While we all knew the outcome…

Spy Rock Memories, Part 2

In my younger days I had a habit that I thought was amusing but which I imagine most people found very annoying. It consisted of making up stories — okay,…

Build it and they will come…

Build it and they will come…

The state’s nearly $120 million plan to build a new Mendocino County Courthouse is shaping up to be the single biggest  investment ever in Ukiah’s downtown. It presents an opportunity…

From the Blogs: Supervisor Colfax: Shut the Hell Up!

David Colfax's penchant for substance-free tirades is unsurpassed among Mendo Supes.…

Jobama!

Last year we got a rescue cat that my son-in-law named Barako — hoping, I think, that the animal would clean up the right-wing rodent population around the place. I’m…

Panther Basketball 2009

AV 58, Pacific Union 42 Last Tuesday the Panthers basketball teams saw action in the Napa Valley where they played the Pacific Union Falcons in Angwin. The Panthers came on…

Supervisor Colfax: Shut The Hell Up!

At the Tuesday, December 8, Board of Supervisors meeting, after about three hours of the usual rambling discussion about the first quarter status of the County budget (which three months…

Why I’m Doing What I’m Doing

From the blogs: Mike Geniella on writing for the AVA.com…

A Traveler’s View: The Principality of Mendocino County

Mendocino County's public radio KZYX transmits the near and far, the left and right, up and down of what in a pretty red state seems a principality, an enclave, a…

Fela’s 15 More Minutes Of Fame

Perhaps the most popular play “on Broadway” in New York City is “Fela!” — the story of the most famous musical, and probably political, figure to ever emerge from West…

Not Even a Peanut

 A friend down the coast here in California called Wednesday to say that her mother, 95, had fallen, cracked her ribs, got a cough and told her daughters, “That’s it.…