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Off the Record 7/01/2009

WHEN GOVERNOR SCHWARZENEGGER proposed closing 220 state parks to help ease the $24 billion (and deepening) state budget shortfall, the federal government said that if the state shuts its parks,…

Lives & Times of Valley Folk: Barbara Goodell

I met with Barbara at her home on Lambert Lane and, with a bowl of cherries, some smoked albacore jerky, and a delicious glass of lemonade, we sat down on…

Thought Guardians

Editor, We are locked down here for the second time this month. I’m reading your June 17, 2009, issue, the one with your poignant “Welcome Rastafarians!” Followed by “See p.…

Ballot Proposition Recommendations

A few years ago when our state budget problems became a little too spiny to sweep under the rug even when the television cameras weren't on, Governor Meatbag decided to…

California Ballot Propositions, AVA Recommendations

BUDGET ASSUMPTIONS at all levels of government, at this point in the ongoing and clearly irreversible economic collapse, change from day to day as the bad fiscal news rolls in.…

The Rest of John Sakowicz’s Résumé

In his swift climb up the Northern California financial media ladder, John Sakowicz didn’t just claim to have founded a multi-billion dollar offshore hedge fund. To hear Sakowicz tell it,…

The Truth About John Sakowicz

John Sakowicz’s columns for the North Bay Bohemian usually concluded with a bio, a sliver of personal history to add authority to hisarguments about the country’s economic crisis: “John Sakowicz…

Great Moments in Public Radio

KZYX, January 1, 2009. Wildoat Living. Host: Joanna 'Wildoat' Cummings. Cummings: How can we use communication and connecting with each other to continue to fuel our level of energy for,…

Blue Container Man

CASSIDY HOLLINGER, a senior at Anderson Valley High School, will attend Vassar College in the fall, which makes this impressive young Boonville woman the first local girl we know of…

Christmas Morning Beating

CHUCK BUSH writes in the Kelley House Calendar column in last week's Mendocino Beacon "...So whatever destruction of the Indians was caused by the military and the settlers it wasn't…

Frank Cieciorka, In Memoriam

Frank was born in 1939 in Binghamton, New York but grew up in nearby Johnson City, a town then dominated by a shoe factory where the artist first experienced the…