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Bird’s Eye View

Greetings one and all. If you are sitting comfortably then I shall begin. Congratulations to the organizers of ‘The Not-So-Simple Living Fair’ for their excellent job this past weekend at…

Let Them Eat Cake

It is not unusual for members of the diminishing upper middle class to drop $20,000 or $30,000 on a big wedding. But for celebrities this large sum wouldn’t cover the…

Will the Real Barbara Boxer Please Stand Up On Her Box? Dinner With Babs

We didn’t usually have to leave the waterfront for entertainment. Waldo Point was its own ongoing movie and endlessly entertaining. But when Mark Whittington, the Independent Journal reporter for southern…

Off the Record

This week: A shootout in Gualala, a mutiny at the Board of Supervisors, Oliver Stone goes South of the Border and much more…

Valley People

WILLIE HOUSLEY reminds you parents out there that it's time to sign your boy childs, 7-15, up for youth football this Saturday at the Boonville Fairgrounds, 10am to 6pm, which…

“Not Just Something You Stand in Front of Then Walk Away From”

Studio Odd Hours, which you may or may not remember, has ceased to exist. For those of you who did not know of the “intelligent, New American Art” displayed in…

Letters to the Editor

OUT TO PASTURE To whoever accused me of being “severely neglected”— My name is Filly and I am the equine equivalent of a 95-97-year-old woman. I know you have this…

Lives & Times of Valley Folks: Mary Pat Palmer

I met with Mary Pat at her home at the Philo School of Herbal Energetics which she runs in the Christine Woods area between Philo and Navarro. Her two dogs,…

Bird’s Eye View

Greetings one and all. If you are sitting comfortably then I shall begin. I was just one of over a hundred peo­ple in attendance at the most recent live music…

The Year America Dissolved: When Globalism Runs Its Course

It was 2017. Clans were governing America. The first clans organized around local police forces. The conservatives’ war on crime during the late 20th century and the Bush/Obama war on…

Lemos v. Cruiser

My good friend and former colleague Don Cruiser and I have different opinions on the California Marine Life Protection Act of 1999.…