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Mendocino Talking: Albert Krauss

Mendocino Talking: Albert Krauss

You may recognize Albert’s name from the Ukiah Daily Journal’s letters to the editor page that he frequents. Gadfly? Curmudgeon? Sounds about right……

Mendocino Talking: Ron Epstein

Mendocino Talking: Ron Epstein

Ron is a retired professor of Buddhist Studies, one of the founders of Dharma Realm Buddhist University at the City of Ten Thousand Buddhas in Talmage, and a community advocate…

Mendocino Talking: Terry d’Selkie

Mendocino Talking: Terry d’Selkie

(Terry started out in Utah, became a teacher, then moved to California and then to Mendocino County where she has been involved in school gardens, harvesting seaweed, and other community…

Mendocino Talking: Mike Zarkowski

Mike owns Hobo Guitars in Ukiah. He has been a working musician all his life while also building and repairing guitars and other musical instruments.…

Mendocino Talking: Steve Baird

Mendocino Talking: Steve Baird

Steve has been many things to many people over the years living and working in and around Ukiah. As a musician, he plays Upright and Electric Bass, Trombone, Trumpet, and…

Mendocino Talking: Mark Scaramella

Putting together the AVA every week is comparable to painting bridges. As soon as you’re done with one week, you’re starting on the next one. Most of it is collecting…

Mendocino Talking: Todd Walton

Mendocino Talking: Todd Walton

I started writing stories when I was six. My first stories were essentially transcriptions of stories I had invented and told to my friends and classmates. I knew from the…

Mendocino Talking: Spencer Brewer

Mendocino Talking: Spencer Brewer

Spencer Brewer is a composer, pianist, performer, and impresario… founder of Ukiah’s Concerts In The Park. A few years after Spencer and his wife Esther got together in 1977,…

Mendocino Talking: Pinky Kushner

Mendocino Talking: Pinky Kushner

Pinky was born and raised in St. Louis, spent time as a child living in Cuba, received her degree in comparative literature and her PhD in neuroscience. She is a…

Mendocino Talking: Claude Lewenz

Mendocino Talking: Claude Lewenz

Costco? I don’t get it. I went into Costco, and I walked around, and there was nothing I would buy there.…

Mendocino Talking: Doug Mosel

Mendocino Talking: Doug Mosel

Since landing in Mendocino County, Doug Mosel has involved himself in several worthwhile community projects: running the successful Measure H campaign against GMOs; co-founding the Agriculture & Ecology Hour on…

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