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Jerry Coffman, Arky Vaughan & Joe Dimaggio

When I first met Jerry Coffman I had just bought a two-bedroom, one bath house in Boonville. The half-acre was set back off what is now called Anderson Valley Way,…

Shooting In The Anderson Valley

Shooting In The Anderson Valley

A young Philo man was forced to shoot a knife-wielding drunk Saturday night when the man attacked his mother and another woman in a home near Hendy Woods. Details are…

Oaky Joe Munson Soldiers On

Oaky Joe Munson Soldiers On

Oaky Joe Munson stopped by last week. On the marijuana fame meter, Oaky is about a 9 headed for 10 where he'll join the legends of the Northcoast business —…

Boonville To Host First Ever State Championship Game

Boonville To Host First Ever State Championship Game

In a game last week he'll remember forever, and a game that still has the Anderson Valley buzzing, Tony Pardini Jr., with seconds left in overtime, intercepted a Hanna pass,…

The Theory & Practice Of Redwood

Long before wine grapes and marijuana, family farms were Mendocino County's dominant feature. Timber sustained several thousand families who were able to take home enough money from the woods and…

The Stick Lady Is Dead

She was known around Boonville as the Stick Lady, a gaunt, listing figure in hip-length khaki, high-water trousers, a leather Australian bush hat securely fastened to her head, a predictable…

A Brief History Of Early Mendocino County

A Brief History Of Early Mendocino County

Feliz Creek today, where it passes beneath highway 101 at Hopland is, in the summer, a parched expanse of dry streambed that is barely discernible as a watercourse. Only when…

There’s Evil, Then There’s These Guys

There’s Evil, Then There’s These Guys

Last Wednesday the County Courthouse was something of an old-fashioned media circus. Media ghouls, always keen for second hand blood, were drawn from near and far to watch a pair…

Bleecker’s Cabin

Julie Cook retired to what she assumed would be the bucolic peace of 22 acres at Third Gate, west of Willits. She jokes that she's "the only person at Third…

There’s Fish in the Yorkville Hills

There’s Fish in the Yorkville Hills

Lots of fish. But these fish aren't found in the occasional streams that meander down to the Rancheria, fighting their way to and from the distant Pacific. No sir, these…

The New Ukiah Courthouse (annotated)

The New Ukiah Courthouse (annotated)

(Ed note: The following sales pitch for a new County Courthouse by Judge David Nelson is annotated by Bruce Anderson.) Plans for a new Ukiah courthouse at the old railroad…