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The Real Men of Fort Bragg

As everyone knows, the villain in any prison story is the warden. Of course, prison being what it is, a kind of central receiving for villains, it's chock-full of them,…

Joe Munson’s Frontier Justice

Joe Munson’s Frontier Justice

This is a story about something that isn’t supposed to happen. It illustrates the strangeness of the world of marijuana, and for that reason no so-called “reputable” newspaper or magazine…

Measure B Wins Big

Most voters may have stayed at home but nevertheless Measure B, a one-half cent tax to improve abysmal mental health services in this county, won going away with 83 percent…

Redwood Valley Man Dug A Hole To Survive

When getting ready for bed around 11:30pm Sunday night, October 8, 2017, my 87-year-old dad heard loud noises from outside, 60-65 mph winds. He looked out his bedroom window. He…

Glusker Calls for Hospital Exec Firings

Glusker Calls for Hospital Exec Firings

The audience for a closed session of Mendocino Coast Hospital's Board of Directors usually consists of Marianne McGee from Mendocino TV and yours truly. On Thursday, November 9th, fifteen or…

Bird’s Eye View (Nov. 15, 2017)

“This Trump Thing,” aka, US Presidency. The US is set to become isolated in its stance on the Paris climate agreement, after reports that Syria is preparing to join the…

Letters (Nov. 15, 2017)

Jerry Philbrick is 100% completely wrong. The liberals and Governor Brown had nothing to do with the Texas shootings, yet he blames them and calls them assholes. The killer was…

Flashbacks: A Memoir By Jim Gibbons

My old friend Gibbons sent me a copy to review for – what else? – the AVA. Jim and I are AVA old-timers, and my first exposure to the paper…

Valley People (Nov. 15, 2017)

Valley People (Nov. 15, 2017)

FROST FANS clamored on after midnight a week ago Tuesday morning in various areas of the Anderson Valley, and probably malicious on the wine industry’s part since insiders tell us…

El Diablo In Wine Country

Jerry Brown’s California enters this new age with a halo over its head. We “get” climate change and thumb our noses at the mad denialist in the White House. Our…

Mendocino County Today: Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017

Sturgeon Resigns; Wet Ahead; FB Cost Overruns; Prop 172 Money; Debris Cleanup; Pot Permits; Little Dog; Crab Season; Candidate Haschak; Yesterday's Catch; Rebuild Better; Mothers Rock; Just Accuse; Fordham Return; Full Moons; Santa Claus For Adults…

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