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Bird’s Eye View By Turkey Vulture

Greetings one and all. If you are sitting comforta­bly then I shall begin. First an update from the world of higher education. AVHS alum Cassidy Hollinger, currently a freshwoman at…

Past Blast

Yesterday I came in from harvesting a storm-felled tan oak, my Neolithic mind thinking ahead to winter warmth from these new-cut logs a year hence, and I found in my…

Farm To Farm

I don't follow the calendar very well, and since there aren't any Lutheran churches in Anderson Val­ley I wasn't aware that last Tuesday was actually Fat Tuesday, or Mardi Gras.…

Disaster Capitalist University

Part Two of Will Parish's and Darwin Bond-Graham's series on disaster capitalism, UC-style.…

Fake Pinot

The worldwide wine industry is abuzz with the recent conviction of a French wine combine which defrauded Gallo Wines by delivering at least 18 million bottles (the equivalent of 460…

From the Blogs: Illegal Junkers & Other Strange Charges

Three interesting charges have appeared in the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Bookings lately, all of which have prompted a bit of cyber-skepticism about why a person would be arrested on such…

Jury Hangs, Cohen Goes For Oblivion

When I first heard from a confidential source that Terry Cohen, who's accused of murdering 38-year-old Jason Piper, had overdosed, I was sworn to secrecy. But within the hour the…

Q&A With Matt Finnegan, Candidate for DA

Matt Finnegan talks about why he's running for district attorney, why he'd make pot trimmers felons and his dismissal from the DA's office.…

Lives & Times of Valley Folks: Fred Wooley

With Fred living at one end of the Valley and myself at the other, and no obvious quiet spot in town to meet, we decided to ‘risk’ The Redwood Drive-In…

Bird’s Eye View By Turkey Vulture

Greetings one and all. If you are sitting comforta­bly then I shall begin. Let’s go straight to The Whine of the Week. I was disappointed to miss the Sweet­hearts Dance…

Farm To Farm

Dandelions are blooming along Lambert Lane. When I walk into town in the mornings or evenings I work up a sweat, overdressed for the balmy condi­tions. With water flowing audibly…