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Bird’s Eye View

Greetings one and all. If you are sitting comfortably then I shall begin. So here we are once again — the holi­day season and the end of yet another year…

Lives & Times of Valley Folks: Diane Herron

I met with Diane at her home on Estate Drive in the Boonville ‘suburbs’ and we shared some persimmon cookies and soft drinks as we sat and chatted. Diane was…

Nowhere to Go But Up

Can anything be more dismal than prospects for any decent resolution of the Israel/Palestine issue? Seemingly not. The hopes of January, 2009, at the dawn of Obama’s presidency, are dead.…

Valley People

KEN HURST of Greenwood Road and a Valley old timer, was perched on the very top rung of a 12-foot ladder last Wednesday morning trying to pluck the last apple…

Off the Record

Sonoma County's most prominent (and most expensive) defense attorney, Chris Andrian, couldn't keep 27-year-old Lyndsay Murray-Mazany out of three years and eight months in the state pen.…

The MCN Report

The history and highly unusual arrangement of Mendocino Community Network owned and operated by Mendocino Unified School District has come up for discussion recently among certain limited circles on the…

Letters to the Editor

FIRST THINGS FIRST Letter to the Editor, If you value Deputy Sheriff patrols and service write or call the Board of Supervisors (501 Low Gap Road, Room 1090, Ukiah, CA…

Lives & Times of Valley Folks: Maria Goodwin

Maria was born in 1941, a third-generation San Franciscan on her father’s side, the only child of Daniel Goodwin and Mary Fragulia. “I used to joke that I was conceived…

Bird’s Eye View

Greetings one and all. If you are sitting comfortably then I shall begin. How about a few birthday greetings, no doubt belated in some cases, for those celebrating a December…

The Truth Will Always Win

In 1958 a young Rupert Murdoch, then owner and editor of Adelaide's The News, wrote: “In the race between secrecy and truth, it seems inevitable that truth will always win.”…

Robert Stamps at Kent State

In 1980 I was living in San Diego and I got a phone call from Andy Brody who was down in Mexico City with his girlfriend, Estrella. They were supporting…