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The first white people to settle this place alongside the Albion River were treated with kindness by the Pomo who periodically camped on a portion of what came to be…

River Views

Last week’s column provided background to the case of a homeless man accused of injuring his dog, Frankie. On August 19th the defendant woke at the Hare Creek beach, south…

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Does it seem like more and more of the homeless are accompanied by a dog or dogs? The City of San Francisco has just initiated a program that pairs the…

The Backdoor Tax

An envelope marked “Urgent Notice” arrived in the mail last Friday. The return address said: State of California. Inside were four identical slips of paper with “Advance Notice” boldly printed…

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Fifteen years ago a South African music enthusiast established aweb site that he called “The Great Rodriguez Hunt.” Rodriquez was an obscure singer/songwriter from the Detroit area whose two albums…

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On Labor Day the Albion River moved at less than a trickle. Gravel covered much of the riverbed and the tiny flow of water could be dammed to a halt…

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My name is Malcolm and I’m an ice cream addict. During summer and fall I’m often able to sate my needs with homemade product made from a recipe in the…

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This edition of the AVA hits the streets on August 29th; on the same day in 1892 traveling salesman Whitcomb Judson was issued a patent for his shoe clasp locker,…

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In the 1920s the Albion Lumber Company hired one of the first college educated foresters. On his initial day on the job he rode the train east several miles and…

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Last week in the Mendocino County Clerk-Recorder’s office a great grandfather was not permitted to pick up a birth certificate for his great grandchild because the rules only allow a…

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Bruce McEwen’s July 18th article in the AVA detailed the ill-fated trip of Kevin Dirksen and his two children after parking their van near Ukiah’s Walmart on the way to…