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Italy Observed

When traveling, one can’t help but make comparisons between what one knows and what one sees for the first time. The experience can be disorienting, especially if travel includes a…

Last Beans

Rained almost an inch today in Mendocino, October 23, 2014. Will we look back from drier times and say, “Remember when it rained almost a whole inch in one day?”…

AV Firefighters: Judy Long

I met with Judy Long at her wooded home in Rancho Navarro which she shares with her husband Garth. She warned me not to come to the house if I…

Panther Soccer (Oct 29, 2014)

With four games remaining in the regular season, if AV were to win the title then they would have to win all of these and hope that Roseland Prep drop…

Sequoia Explorers

August, 1875 — While my great-grandfather John Robertson was herding every sort of livestock from oxen to turkeys overland from Little Lake (Willits) to Mendocino Coast boom towns like Pine…

Qat, Coffee & Qambus

One of the most widespread platitudes about music is that it is a universal language: thus the golden LP of the Voyager spacecraft launched in the 1970s and since last…

Jane-On-Another-Plain

Jane-On-Another-Plain

Leila Jane Dornacker was always dynamic, and often first: she was credited in 1968 as the nation's first female mail carrier; she was elected homecoming queen her freshman year at…

Ida’s Place—Book Two

I am pleased to announce the publication of the coil-bound photocopy edition (the only edition there is) of Ida’s Place Book Two: Revival, the second volume of what I intend…

Panther Soccer (Oct 22, 2014)

The team desperately needed to rebound from the stunning loss against Tomales in last week’s Homecoming game. However, there still seemed to be downcast mood among the players last Wednesday…

Mendocino Talking: Bruce Anderson

Mendocino Talking: Bruce Anderson

Bruce Anderson is editor and publisher of this newspaper, the Anderson Valley Advertiser (the AVA) in Boonville. Despite his protests about being interviewed for his own paper, he finally agreed…

Quitting Grapes

Must have been sometime after 1980 when, once and for all, I resolved to quit working grapes. It was a god-awful hot afternoon and I was harvesting pinot noir (?)…

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