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Bird’s Eye View

Greetings one and all. If you are sitting comforta­bly then I shall begin. Aaagghh! Having looked for­ward all week to buying some goodies at the Bake Sale held last Saturday…

Transformation

I have read a great deal about dreams and dream­ing, and whether you believe dreams are communica­tions from the astral plane or meaningless imagery resulting from cerebral outgassing, they can…

‘Orange Sunshine’: The World’s Biggest LSD Conglomerate, from Kabul to…Cloverdale?

“Don't take the brown acid” was the famous warn­ing issued about a bad batch of LSD from the stage at the Woodstock Festival in 1969. But meanwhile, some shadowy but…

Q&A with David Eyster, Candidate for DA

Former prosecutor, defense attorney and "compassionate candidate" David Eyster talks about ex-DA Susan Massini, how he'd prosecute pot cases, the Denoyer case and much more...…

The Dreams of the Supervisors

Last Monday’s long-anticipated Budget Workshop began with 40-plus people wanting to tell the Board of Supervisors to spare certain services from the budget axe – the Willits library, the County…

The Shootout On Chicken Ridge

Six black rappers in Covelo? On Chicken Ridge? It's kind of complicated. You've got Darvel Blackwell, Clifton Jacobs, and Marquis Walker on one side of the beef, with Troy 'T'…

Farm To Farm

I was planning to plant peas Sunday morning. The moon was nearly full and therefore it should be a good time to put seeds in the ground to sprout. It…

Lives & Times of Valley Folks: Via Keller

I met with Via at her house that she shares with partner Dave Martin on the Prather Ranch, just off Hwy 128 past The Grange Hall. She made a good…

Bird’s Eye View

Greetings one and all. If you are sitting comforta­bly then I shall begin. Happy Easter, Christians! I was once reliably informed by a man who lived next door to a…

A Boy in Church: Alone With Father Tom

The photo — this one in the New York Times, above the fold — had an uncanny vintage look to it: there on the front page was a black-and-white photo­graph…

Money Ball (Love)

Something marvelously strange is going on with my San Francisco Giants. For the first time since the decline and fall of Barry Bonds, the dead wood has been greatly minimized,…