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Bird’s Eye View, 10/21/2009

Greetings one and all. If you are sitting comforta­bly then I shall begin. Let’s start with the Thought for the Week: “Just because somebody has more dogs than teeth does…

White House v. Fox News: A War Obama Can Win

The jousting between the White House and Fox News is drawing grave warnings from pundits to Obama’s team that this is a losing issue for their man. They quote the…

Competitive Meditation

What a silly idea, competitive meditation. Yet in America all things become competitive and hierarchi­cal as reflections of the dominant operating system. Twenty years ago the notion of competitive yoga…

Lives & Times of Valley Folks: Christine Clark

A couple of weeks ago I visited Christine at her Clark Road home, generally believed to be the oldest house in the Valley. Along with a cup of coffee she…

The Chinks in the Superintendent’s Nig­gardly Education

It all started last March when Dennis Boaz, Ukiah teacher's rep, wrote to his union that Ukiah Unified had made only niggardly offers to teachers during union negotiations. Bryan Barrett,…

‘I’m Outta My Water’

On October 6 the Board of Supervisors unani­mously approved the 200-unit housing development project south of Ukiah known as “Garden’s Gate.” Ironists traveling Ukiah's State Street north of Gar­den's Gate…

The United Nations’ Mendo Grows

Mendocino County natives take for granted some­thing outsiders consider intoxicatingly glamorous, adventurous, and outrageously profitable — the pirate’s dream of going to Mendoland and growing a fortune in weed. The…

Panther Soccer 2009

The first rains hit the Valley last week and one of the ‘victims’ of the downpour was the high school soccer match in Boonville against the rival Mendocino Cardinals scheduled…

Desert’s Gate Welcomes You To Ukiah

In early 2005, Ukiah Developer Chris Stone imagined his Garden’s Gate development for an abandoned vineyard parcel south of Ukiah. Almost five years later, and just last week, the County…

Bird’s Eye View 9/9/2009

 Greetings one and all. If you are sitting comfortably then I shall begin. What a busy Labor Day weekend! I attended the wonderful wedding of Denise Mattei and Alan Kendall…

Lives & Times of Valley Folks: Barbara Lamb

I met with Barbara Lamb a few days ago and we sat down to chat at one of the tables outside The Knitted Brow in downtown Boonville. Barbara was born…