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Always The Same; Always Different

The Mendocino County Fair and Apple Show 2014 has come and gone. As always I went all three days and what a pageant and procession it was. Although the fair…

Reunited & Feeling Good

Recently, there was a reunion of my high school class, a recurrent traditional all-American event I'd always ignored, but for whatever reasons the peer pressure to attend this time came…

News From The Playa 2014

Brandenburg’s Concerto Number 3 being played by a live orchestra is not the kind of music you would expect to be performed at Burning Man, but then again nothing surprises…

Wake Up, Dan Hamburg!

Wake Up, Dan Hamburg!

I started out to write about something more benign this week, but I can’t stand it any longer. Wake Up, Dan Hamburg! Wake the freak up! You’ve been attending Mendocino…

Curve Again

Madison Bumgarner, the Giants’ formidable leftie known as Mad Bum or simply Bum, stands tall atop the mound on a cool Friday night in September—the famous San Francisco fog not…

Rodin, Landis Take Over The Journal

Rodin, Landis Take Over The Journal

Reports are circulating that former city mayors Mari Rodin and Mary Ann Landis have been contacting potential financial backers in an effort to purchase the Ukiah Daily Journal; they have…

Mendocino Talking: Tom Hine, aka Tommy Wayne Kramer

Mendocino Talking: Tom Hine, aka Tommy Wayne Kramer

I grew up near Cleveland, Ohio in Seven Hills and received my Journalism Degree from Bowling Green University in Ohio, worked for the Plain Dealer as a reporter, but didn’t…

9/11 In New York

My nieces were working in the city at the time, close by. I checked with my brother, everyone was okay. But the rest of those in the Towers and those…

Winning The West

I read somewhere that if you took all those who died along the Oregon and California forks of the Immigrant Trail and made them into highway markers they’d appear every…

Panther Soccer (Sep 10, 2014)

The first home match of the year took place last Wednesday (Sep.3) when the Panthers hosted Middletown in a non-league game. This has been a fairly comfortable game for AV…

Handel’s Disaster Music

Last week’s 6.0 earthquake epicentered in California’s Napa Valley was taken by a few evangelical types as a warning sign from God against the endemic decadence of wine country, not…

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