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Why Decriminalization Won’t Get the 10,000 Ton Monkey Off Mexico’s Back: Legalize It!

Mexico has a 10,000 ton monkey on its back and its name is Washington DC. While US drug enforcers gloat that 15-foot walls, high tech sensors, drones, blimps, spotter planes…

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…

Let Sentenced be Sentenced

  To the Editor: This is about inmates in Mendocino County Jail. There are sentenced inmates here who are doing county time who are not allowed to go to the…

Lives & Times of Valley Folks: Elwin Maxey

When I met with Elwin Maxey for lunch at The Boonville Lodge a couple of weeks ago, his granddaughter and caregiver, Dee Gowan, accompanied him. Elwin is now 93 and…

Let’s Make a Deal.

To the editor: My name is Kyle Byrne, 24, of Ukiah. I was booked into the Mendocino County Jail on Friday, September 11 at 2:28am on suspicion of driving under…

Letters to the Editor 11/4/2009

FINGERPRINTS FOR EVERYBODY? Dear ACLU, I am a recipient of home health assistance in Cali­fornia. As I fear retribution from IHSS, I wished to remain anonymous. Enclosed you will find…

Me? Guilty. Rogers: Not Guilty.

Dear Editor, Is Lady Justice really blind? I am an inmate in Mendocino County Jail. I have been reading your newspaper over the past few months as I am spending…

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.…

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…

Panther Soccer 2009

Last Wednesday (10/21) the Point Arena Pirates were visitors to the Valley and AV hoped to make up for their poor performance on the coast a couple of weeks ago…

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…