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High School Tagged

Last week the Anderson Valley High School was tagged in two brazen raids that left many locals spitting mad. One custodian I spoke with at the school swore with such…

A Bloody Day in San Francisco

San Franciscans are observing the 75th anniversary of “Bloody Thursday” this year — that day in July of 1934 when open warfare raged on the city’s waterfront, a key day…

Valley People 8/05/2009

THERE ARE PEOPLE we all assume are indestructible, indomitable people who seem to go on and on, but whose passings, when they come even at an advanced age, are still…

Public Squalor

“And sadly enough, Capital is so fluid that a threat to any investment seems to be a threat to all investments. Therefore newspapers that represent sizable investments are tempted to…

Just a Matter of Time?

“I guess it was just a matter of time,” a patron of the Ledford House restaurant in Albion said when he heard about Anthony Geer’s DUI. Mr. Geer owns the…

Off the Record 8/05/2009

WE'LL GIVE CLINT SMITH next week's front page because, as we went to press Tuesday afternoon, Judge Brennan hadn't announced his likely finding that Smith be spared prison time for…

Bird’s Eye View 8/05/2009

Greetings one and all. If you are sitting comfortably then I shall begin. Two of the Valley’s most popular events are coming up this weekend. On Saturday, August 8th at…

What It’s Like to Die

I died in April, 1979, a Saturday morning that I seem, now, to remember as being sunny and animated, as most sunny spring days on the Mendocino coast are, with…

Tempers Flare, Priorities Flee

On July 14 the Mendocino County Board of Supervisors came back from a wholly unearned three week vacation to take care of such crucial business as whether or not the…

Valley People 7/29/2009

  SHERIFF ALLMAN and everyone in Anderson Valley wants to keep our new deputy, Craig Walker, but County administration keeps on saying that Allman's going to have to make personnel…

Off the Record 7/29/2009

THE CLINT SMITH case will be back in the haphazard Willits courtroom of Judge Clay Brennan on August 4th. Smith is the charter school teacher who has pleaded guilty to…