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Will Prop 420 End The Charade?

Of course the "Regulate, Control and Tax Cannabis Act of 2010" which will be on the ballot in November will not be called "Proposition 420." But whatever number it ends…

The Boonville Schools & Their $15+ Million

Proposition 39 was approved by California's voters in 2000. It was called the "School Facilities. 55% Local Vote. Bonds, Taxes, Accountability Requirements." It passed statewide 53% to 47% but failed…

Vargas Sentenced to Nine Years

Aaron Vargas is the highest profile local news story to go national and even international since Jim Jones. His sentencing last week closed yet another unique chapter in Mendocino County…

Don Carlos Invades Boonville

This past weekend of the quarter moon, a chilly breeze tempered the usually hot June sunshine, as the Sierra Nevada World Music Festival got off to cool start. Locals noted…

Sierra Nevada World Music Festival 2010: Good Vibes, Music & Food

How many years does it take for a big annual event to seem “normal’, or even routine? Who knows, but the 4th Boonville version of the Sierra Nevada World Music…

Lives & Times of Valley Folks: Jim Clow

I met with Jim at his home just south of the AV Grange on the opposite side of Hwy 128. He lives there with wife of over 62 years, Bernice…

Bird’s Eye View

Greetings one and all. If you are sitting comfortably then I shall begin. How was your Sierra Nevada World Music Festival? Apparently most Valley residents hun­kered down in the hills…

Solar School

Mendocino has a spanking new elementary/junior high school on Little Lake Road about a mile inland from the village, and I am happy to report that her shiny blue metal…

Queen Kendall — Round 4

The Mendocino County Grand Jury gets extra credit for persistence, if not effectiveness. For the fourth year in a row, the Grand Jury has concluded that Fourth District Supervisor Kendall…

The Zen of Non-Delivery, and the Presence Of Absence

Thursday in the village of Mendocino is the day the AVA usually arrives in our post office boxes and at the liquor store (should we need extra copies.) Now and…

But Plenty of Blah-Blah: Budget Sclerosis

If the Mendocino County Board of Supervisors were a child, the diagnosis would be attention deficit disorder.…