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Bird’s Eye View By Turkey Vulture

Greetings one and all. If you are sitting comforta­bly then I shall begin. Let’s go straight to The Whine of the Week. I was disappointed to miss the Sweet­hearts Dance…

Valley People 2/17/2010

BLACK ELVIS? Bill Taylor writes: “A few nights ago, Wednesday, February 10, around 9:30pm as it was after our AV chorus rehearsal, I was driving on Philo-Greenwood Road and saw…

Valley People 2/10/2010

BLACK ELVIS LIVES! The nifty carving disappeared two weeks ago from its long-time pedestal across the road from Jack's Valley Store. Black Elvis had been assumed stolen. But Black Elvis…

Off the Record 2/10/2010

This Week: The cost of blather, the return of Craig McMillan, Mendo's insta-chlor press releases and much more...…

Letters to the Editor 2/10/2010

BLEEPS DEFENDING BLEEPS Dear Editor, The word niggardly, whether it’s an a or an e, or ending with dly, who gives a bleep? We knew what that guy was thinking…

I Want a New Lawyer!

To whom it may concern, My name is Glenn Sunkett. I am an African American citizen and Oakland California resident who is being illegally detained, prejudiced, racially discriminated against, inhumanly…

Bird’s Eye View By Turkey Vulture

 Greetings one and all. If you are sitting comforta­bly then I shall begin. Well, they did it again! Yes folks, Gloria Ross, “The Bishop of Boonville,” and her team of…

Coppola’s Descent into Journalism: Apocalypse Then

Three years ago an unusual volume was issued by Crown Books. It was signed by Cathie Black, presi­dent of Hearst Magazines, and titled “Basic Black: The Essential Guide for Getting…

Time to Answer Questions About Mendo’s Debt

Mendocino County deserves a more democratic approach and participatory budgeting that fosters local buy-in for the difficult choices ahead…

Letters to the Editor 2/3/2010

VEGETABLES Editor, The new trend among the thinking minority in America is local produce. People are opting for small farmer’s markets, often in suburban parking lots, where the produce is…

Happy Garden

There is a Chinese restaurant in San Francisco a few blocks from my parents’ house. The Garden is indistinguishable from dozens of other Chinese restaurants in Beijing-By-The-Bay: harsh fluorescent lights,…