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Taking Back the Mendocino Arts Center

The good news: Attorney Brandt Stickel has been removed as President of the Board of Directors of the Mendocino Art Center (subsequently resigning) and a new slate of officers have…

Too Fat To Fight

If Jonathan Swift traveled to the United States today, he would surely ditch the little guys, the big guys and the horses and just feature Gulliver being squashed flat by…

Dr. Assad Loses His License

Hany Youssef Assad, MD, who has approved cannabis use by some 40,000 Californians over the past seven years, is having his license revoked by the state medical board. The board…

AV Grange Mart

People have been asking if the AV Grange Mart will again be in operation this winter.  The answer is YES.  Several interested vendors have come together to make it happen.…

Spy Rock Memories

My first trip up Spy Rock Road must have been late in the summer of 1980. My brother-in-common-law had bought a place at the top of the ridge just below…

Art Center Board Stonewalls Critics

An overflow crowd packed the main gallery of the Mendocino Art Center for last Wednesday after­noon’s highly anticipated Board meeting. Board President Brandt Stickel said that each speaker would have…

Secure in San Francisco

Part of my daily exercise ritual, aside from watching TV and spying on the neighbors, is to hurl myself up and down a steep hill overlooking San Francisco Bay. The…

Fall Chest­nut Gathering

As promised, here are the plans for Mendocino Permaculture's 28th Annual Chestnut Gathering and George Zeni Memorial Potluck at the Zeni Ranch on Saturday, November 7, 2009 from 10am until…

Mexico

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Another city, another time. You’re here in this once authentic Mexican fishing village ruined by gringo tourism and the human carrion birds who run the real estate…

Keevan Labowitz from Kenya

I found a note in the faculty room at AVHS and think it deserves a broader audience. These are excerpts not the entire text. “What’s up music lovers!? So I…

Gowan’s Generosity

The Gowan family once again invited every kinder­gartener and first grade student to come on down and pick (for a tiny fee) their very own Hallow­een pumpkin right out of…