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Why is Tim in jail?

Editor, My soon to be wife and I  find ourselves in an unfor­tunate situation due to Mendocino County detectives failure to perform their full duties as peace officers. My name…

Valley People, 10/28/2009

THE ANNUAL LION'S CLUB Halloween costume parade is this Saturday night, October 31 at 7pm at the high school gym. Everyone welcome. There will be with costume prizes awarded little…

Where Are They Now?

Wendy Emal gave me a map she had hung in the high school library in 1999 with arrows pointing to the places different students were headed. If anyone out there…

All the Populism Money Can Buy

Across the country, weekend before last there were anti-war demonstrations, modest in turnout, but hopefully a warning to Obama that war without end or reason in Afghanistan, plus 40,000 more…

Threads Of Life

I remember sticking my hand in the plaster of Paris, and my teacher sticking a pencil through the top. It was a gift for Mama, from me, by me; some­thing…

Off the Record 10/28/2009

SANDOW BIRK illustrates our periodic literary excursions. I became interested in his work before I knew anything about him. I'd picked up a book of his paintings of the state…

In the Land of the Surfer Brah’

The past few years haven't been kind to Mexico's image. The unceasing hum of violence and corruption—of beach and border town shootouts, of high profile kidnappings and murders and bribes—would…

Bird’s Eye View, 10/21/2009

Greetings one and all. If you are sitting comforta­bly then I shall begin. Let’s start with the Thought for the Week: “Just because somebody has more dogs than teeth does…

Library Lines

After re-opening the Library on October 6th, we are very busy, which is great. So nice to see our mem­bers and we always welcome more. The Library is located in…

Jail Censorship

To the editor, I'm in the Mendocino County Jail. I want to let you know that on Thursday October 8 when the Ukiah Daily Journal and the Santa Rosa Press…

Be Not Afraid

Well everyone, it’s still harvest time and now we’re getting into the hardy winter warming vegetables. If you come to the Boonville Farmers Market Saturday mornings from 9:45 to noon…