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Pollination

With bee populations in decline worldwide and the so-called civilized world in no hurry to eliminate the known causes of these precipitous declines, more and more flowers are going unvisited…

Dawn In Headwaters III

The vegan lunch consisted of those stir-fried vegetables that had thankfully been mixed with peanuts, canola oil, and apple cider vinegar, over rice. After serving nearly a hundred activists, glopping…

Deputy Massey Looks Back

(This is the final segment of our interview with Mendocino County’s only and probably last black deputy, Orell Massey.) AVA: What’s your experience with domestic violence cases and the current…

Tasha

The snowfall had diminished, almost stopped, when the doorbell rang. He thought it must be Jitterbug and his older cousin Malik, the two neighborhood kids who normally came around to…

The Fire This Time

The good news is that, of those paying attention, about the only people left in this country who still haven’t noticed that His Highness is not just flea-bit, mangy-dog nasty…

Aloysius Garbanzo McBragg

I believe I have previously made my feelings on the matter of children quite clear. Seen and not heard, I say, and that from preferably a good distance, through binoculars…

Going Bananas

Going Bananas

In Woody Allen’s movie Bananas, one of Woody’s earlier, funnier films, there is a scene in which the leader of a successful rebellion in a banana republic becomes the new…

Ongoing Trouble at Coast Hospital

On March 16th Mendocino Coast District Hospital (MCDH) abandoned all plans to convert to a “Hospital Fee Structure” when it became clear that there was no money to be gained…

Probationers On Parade

Mr. Isaiah Bennett requested a hearing to determine if he’d violated his probation. This wasn’t the first time he’d violated it, and Judge Ann Moorman was tired of him appearing…

The Ruins of Post-War Berlin

Bird’s Eye View (March 22, 2017)

Turkey Vulture’s “Evening Dining in the Valley Update.” In geographical order on Highway 128, “The Tasty Eight” make up a wonderful culinary cruise through the Valley. Natalie Matson, co-owner of…

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