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A TRIUMPHANT JOHN TOOHEY, Anderson Valley High School football coach, writes: “The AV Panthers played in their first ever eight man contest against Woodside Priory in Portola Valley this past…

Off the Record

THE SAD SAGA of Captain Fathom continues. Monday morning about 8 I walked into Pic 'N Pay to buy a Chronicle. I couldn't help but notice a flashy black Mercedes…

The Giants, A Breathless Look Back

The Giants have fixated my feeble attentions to the point of mesmerization. As a kid, I saw lots of Seal's ball games at the old Seals Stadium at 16th and…

Three Cheers For The French Strikers!

The strikes and demonstrations that have brought France to a near-halt are provoking the usual patronizing commentaries in the United States and United Kingdom. Those pampered French workers, not to…

No on Hamburg

Dear Editor: There are recurring questions about Dan Hamburg's qualifications for electoral office. He has had inaccuracies on his financial disclosure declarations now and 18 years ago. He blames his…

Giants, the Series & Duh, the Election

Giants, the Series & Duh, the Election

Count me among the folks who are seriously unmoved by next week’s looming election. Not even the marijuana legalization measure or the possible return to Sacramento of a former governor…

Letters to the Editor

AMATEUR HOUR Dear Editor, I'm something of an amateur forensic accountant, and I am most certainly a very diligent citizen watchdog of Mendocino County finances. Most folks know me as…

Driving a Red Rental Car Through Willits

The grizzled old philosopher/working man/lifelong confirmed stoner I used to get weed from when I lived in Arcata is being evicted from his sandy little shacked-up trailer in Manila which…

Sports Notes

Finally the 49ers won a football game last Sunday after five straight losses. Even though the game versus the Raiders was ugly and sloppy, the 49ers prevailed in Candlestick Park…

Lives & Times Of Valley Folk

This week I had a couple of postponements in my interview schedule and therefore decided to take a little break. So, instead of an interview, and in response to the…

Bird’s Eye View

Greetings one and all. If you are sitting comfortably then I shall begin. But only to let you know the Public Service Announcements and to share a little Valley story…