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Research & The River

Research & The River

Almost a year ago an important document about a primary resource sustaining the Anderson Valley community was published with little local notice or comment. A report called Meeting Agricultural Water…

Valley People (Apr 16, 2014)

Valley People (Apr 16, 2014)

CAPTAIN RAINBOW and Yvonne Dunton were welcomed home Sunday with a party at The Captain’s Redwood Ridge home. The couple, as locals know, managed to escape from Myanmar where they’d…

AV High Student Leadership & Ag

AV High Student Leadership & Ag

On a sunny spring day I make my way into Beth Swehla’s dome-shaped classroom at Anderson Valley High School. Class is just about wrapping up, kids are headed for lunch,…

Bird’s Eye View (Apr 16, 2014)

I have a warning about the downtown Boonville property owner, David “I’m not greedy” Johnson, the landlord of the “Pick and Pay” market and the two empty retail spaces next…

Caught With Their Pumps Down

Finally some clarity. After years of scratching my head in bewilderment at the seeming ignorance, greed and hypocrisy of both the wine industry and the general public that so lavishly…

Bird’s Eye View (Apr 9, 2014)

Is it just me or is anyone else having trouble sleeping without the comforting roar of the wineries’ frost protector fans over this past week?…

Valley People (Apr 9, 2014)

Valley People (Apr 9, 2014)

UNCONFIRMED RUMORS say Captain Rainbow and Yvonne Dunton will soon be back in the Valley. They’d been working in an ethnically tense region of Myanmar, formerly Burma, when they inadvertently…

Bird’s Eye View (Apr 2, 2014)

Yes, readers, it’s the 400th edition of “Bird’s Eye View by Turkey Vulture” and as you can see by the photograph I don’t look a day over 399!…

Valley People (Apr 2, 2014)

Valley People (Apr 2, 2014)

I NEVER thought I’d write this sentence: “Rainbow has sparked an International incident.” The popular Boon­ville man, whose given name is Robert Salisbury, has been living and working in Myanmar,…

Anderson Valley Besieged

Anderson Valley Besieged

For the last week, between the hours of midnight and  sunrise, the spirit of every noise pollution law ever written has been  broken by the wine grape growers of the…

Valley People (Mar 26, 2014)

MRS. RICHARD, of the excellent Coq au Vin restaurant at Floodgate, Navarro, visited us Monday morning. Gracious but unhappy, she explained the extended period of medical misfortune which has plunged…

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