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Bird’s Eye View

Greetings one and all. If you are sitting comfortably then I shall begin. Happy New Year! In a couple of days it’s the amateur party-goer’s Big Night Out of the…

Movie Review: The Fighter

Hollywood produces frauds From lives that once had meat; No one in the know applauds Hollywood’s latest feat When it produces movies of Redemption. Triumph. Real love. * * *…

Propaganda Of Childhood

“What we remember from childhood we remember forever — permanent ghosts, stamped, inked, imprinted, eternally seen.” — Cynthia Ozick…

Letters to the Editor

ONLY FOUR SCOOPS To the Editor: On a rainy Friday afternoon (12.17.10) while on a short trip to the Yorkville area I observed a Mendocino County road maintenance crew sitting…

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…