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TOM SMITH, Boonville soccer coach, after whom the high school's soccer pitch is named, was at the beach in Thailand in 2004 when the largest tsunami in human history roared…

Fertilizing Grassroots Radio

Community radio enthusiasts descended onto the small town of Garberville, California on May 14th-16th for the 15th Annual Grassroots Radio Confer­ence. Sta­tion managers, show hosts, producers and newsmakers from around…

Lives & Times of Valley Folks: Mark Fontaine

I turned into the driveway exactly opposite Lazy Creek Vineyards on Hwy 128 and was greeted by Mark, wife Ellen, and their dog, Jasper, the rat catcher. Settling down with…

Bird’s Eye View

Greetings one and all. If you are sitting comforta­bly then I shall begin. Just as we did last week for Rod Basehore, I once again I entreat you to join…

Propane & Anderson Valley

I recently got my statement from Ferrellgas.  It seemed high.  As I had done previously I checked with other local propane gas companies and noted that FerrellGas charged me a…

Hamburg for 5th District Supe

Dear Editor, Dan Hamburg is my choice for 5th District Supervisor. He was a teacher in our district in the 70s. He was in the thick of county governance in…

Valley People

LEE REYNOLDS was found dead last week in her room at the Brookside Convalescent Hospital, Ukiah. Lee was a pioneer property owner at the Holmes Ranch and well known inside…

Off the Record

This week: Two 18 year-olds arrested for rape; two county workers fired for swapping porn; National Drug Court Month; and much more.…

Fine Art, Good Books, Chilled Wine & Hot Licks: Boonville! Where Yuppie Meets Country

Boonville — The warm weather’s here and the buds are on the vine. The spring rains were generous, the frost merciful, labor cheap, and the leisure class flush with the…

Letters to the Editor

LOOK ALIKES Dear Bruce aka Boss Man: This is the 58-year-old Napa guy who “grew up in Fort Bragg.” I'm a responding to Dennis “The Men­ace” Day. Also to Turkey…

Beyond the Politics — Candidate for 5th District Supervisor, Norman de Vall

I drove out to the coast to meet Norman in the heart of Greenwood/Elk at his delightful home, where we sat down with a cup of coffee each and began…