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Bird’s Eye View

Greetings one and all. If you are sitting comforta­bly then I shall begin. Along with about 50 players and perhaps seventy spectators, I attended the AV High School Alumni Basketball…

Majority Rules

The recent decision to retire the University of North Dakota Fighting Sioux nickname has sent rip­ples across the national sports scene. Gerhard Krauthammer, general manager of the New Jersey Jumping…

Bach & Taxes

While the rich still have not figured out how to evade death, they have always been adept at escaping taxes even from beyond the grave. During Johann Sebastian Bach’s day,…

Raging Old Biddies, Hysterical Geezers

“A society is rich when material goods, including capital, are cheap, and human beings dear: indeed the word ‘riches’ has no other meaning. The interests of those who own property…

Off the Record

This week: Cockburn comes to Fort Bragg, Risk Management goes broke, advice for Sunkett and much more...…

Valley People

DAN KUNY is organizing a County-wide football team to challenge any neighboring county to a game at the Boonville Fairgrounds on July 31. A small entrance fee will be charged…

Letters to the Editor

STRAIGHT SHOOTING To all those who are dealing in Mendocino County: I can't leave this county without saying anything. I feel the urge to speak my mind. I got sentenced…

Lives & Times of Valley Folks: Bruce McEwen, Court Reporter

As the torrential rain bombarded downtown Boonville, I met up with Bruce at the property he shares with the AVA’s Bruce Anderson and Mark Scaramella on Highway 128 on the…

Bird’s Eye View

Greetings one and all. If you are sitting comfortably I shall begin. They’re back! No, I’m not referring to the delightful blossoms on the apple trees; nor to the buttercups…

My One Baseball Story

My family was from New York and surrounding areas. I was born in Westchester County where my parents’ families lived and where they met and married. My aunts and uncles…

Carma

Yesterday a tree fell on our car. Fortunately no one was in the car when the wind snapped the top third off the pine tree and a thousand pounds of…