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Life In Nicaragua

Life In Nicaragua

My husband Walter and I have been living in Dario, Nicaragua since 2004, when I retired from teaching Spanish, and my mother passed away. Walter grew up on a ranch…

Downtown Ukiah Hotel Would Be Nice, But…

Downtown Ukiah Hotel Would Be Nice, But…

The recent conversation among Ukiah City Council members about attracting a downtown hotel should send shivers up the spines of local restaurants and existing hotels. The city seems determined to…

Dawn In The Redwoods

Dawn In The Redwoods

As we hoofed it down the county road, towards the logging gate and the main stage, the marchers sang the chorus and verses of "This Land is Our Land." Some…

Letters (March 8, 2017)

Only a scumbag would throw a trash bag or three off a road in our beautiful valley. This morning I saw three new trash bags on County Road D before…

Mendocino County Today: Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Washout Repair; Legal Advice; Animal Shelter; Care-a-Van; Glyphosate Users; Police Reports; Republican Healthcare; Massey Interview; Mendo Metrics; CEO Reports; Salmon Forecast; Little Dog; Thistle Removal; Storm Damage; Dunnicliff Move; Yesterday's Catch; ICEmen Cometh; Korean Missles; CIA Hackileaks; Big Club; East Bay Express; Academic Performance; Broadband Notes; Brewer Concert…

Actor’s Workshop

[Apr 1-2] A Two-Day Improv/Scene Study Intensive, taught by Tracy Burns (formerly of Hit & Run Theatre), will be held on Saturday & Sunday, April 1 & 2 from 10am…

Valley People (March 8, 2017)

ANDERSON VALLEY awoke Monday morning to snow on the hills, hope for Spring in their hearts, as Winter goes on and on, its random sunshine days making us yearn for…

Mortal Embarrassments Amid the Gods of Tinseltown

Mortal Embarrassments Amid the Gods of Tinseltown

One observes the liturgy of the Academy Awards for the gaffs and grandiosity. From the heavens above Hollywood, these miraculous moments fall like tiny healing drops of holy water.  Everyone…

Undercover Reporters Uncover Crimes in the Banking Industry

Undercover Reporters Uncover Crimes in the Banking Industry

The tellers at my branch of Citibank take my money and smile politely. “Will there be anything else, Mr. Raskin?” they ask. “No,” I say politely. I’m out of there…

Bird’s Eye View (March 8, 2017)

First up again this week. “This Trump Thing,” or as it had been known for nearly 250 years up until now, The US Presidency. To lose one close aide because…

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