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Letters to the Editor 11/18/2009

HASH MARKS Greetings Editor: Hash Peppermint Patty — Good grief! “Gosh, Charlie Brown: what is hash?” Linus asks. “A mixture of corned beef, processed potatoes, and onion extract,” the round…

Valley People 11/11/2009

JOE DRESCH, our unfailingly accommodating and justly popular Philo postmaster, somehow avoided serious injury last Friday when, westbound on the downhill slope of the Ukiah-Boonville Road at milemarker 6.47, Joe…

Bird’s Eye View 11/11/2009

 Greetings one and all. If you are sitting comfortably I shall begin. Public Service Announcements #115: The monthly meeting of the Independent Career Women will take place next Wednesday, Nov…

The “Jangled Connections” of the Brain: Sherwin Nuland On Neuroscience

New books on “the brain” are being published every week, it seems, with many of them purporting to explain virtually everything about human behavior, follies, and the future. But increasingly,…

Off the Record 11/11/2009

KC MEADOWS EDITORIALIZED recently that “Although school administrators are no doubt clammed up behind the excuse of ‘pending litigation,’ we are waiting for county schools Superintendent Paul Tichinin and the…

Letters to the Editor 11/11/2009

MISSION IMPOSSIBLE Editor, Yikes another letter from G Krouse (Run mission impossible sound tract) I hope to make this short. Three items. Yes, I know there are some Americans very…

Why Decriminalization Won’t Get the 10,000 Ton Monkey Off Mexico’s Back: Legalize It!

Mexico has a 10,000 ton monkey on its back and its name is Washington DC. While US drug enforcers gloat that 15-foot walls, high tech sensors, drones, blimps, spotter planes…

Taking Back the Mendocino Arts Center

The good news: Attorney Brandt Stickel has been removed as President of the Board of Directors of the Mendocino Art Center (subsequently resigning) and a new slate of officers have…

Let Sentenced be Sentenced

  To the Editor: This is about inmates in Mendocino County Jail. There are sentenced inmates here who are doing county time who are not allowed to go to the…

Lives & Times of Valley Folks: Elwin Maxey

When I met with Elwin Maxey for lunch at The Boonville Lodge a couple of weeks ago, his granddaughter and caregiver, Dee Gowan, accompanied him. Elwin is now 93 and…

Let’s Make a Deal.

To the editor: My name is Kyle Byrne, 24, of Ukiah. I was booked into the Mendocino County Jail on Friday, September 11 at 2:28am on suspicion of driving under…