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Local Folks, Part 2

As promised in my previous article, here are descriptions of a few more local folks as I remember them during my time in Anderson Valley from the late 1950s to…

Back To Basics

Back To Basics

The Fifth Annual Not-So-Simple Living Fair at the Boonville Fairgrounds saw an avid throng of attendees. The event is hugely popular and crucial to a growing and widely diverse demographic…

Valley People (July 30, 2014)

Valley People (July 30, 2014)

ELLEN TINKLER has died. A long-time resident of Ray’s Road, Philo, Mrs. Tinkler had been disabled by Lou Gehrig’s Disease. Mrs. Tinkler was a retired elementary school teacher. She is…

Bird’s Eye View (July 30, 2014)

What a mess! Outside the bucolic bubble that is Boonville and not far beyond, the world seems to be almost spinning out of control. We have increasingly tragic events, some…

Bird’s Eye View (July 23, 2014)

Pat Hulbert has been announced as The Grand Marshall at this year’s Mendocino County Fair in September. The Hulberts arrived in the Valley in the 1920s while Pat’s family on…

New Science Program At AV High

Anderson Valley High School (“AVHS”) is one of six high schools in Mendocino County selected earlier this year by Sonoma State University (“SSU”) to receive (a) professional development training for…

Valley People (July 23, 2014)

Valley People (July 23, 2014)

FAMED BLUES guitarist, Johnny Winter, died in Switzerland on Wednesday. Winter once appeared in Navarro where Dave Evans of the Navarro Store has put Anderson Valley's wide spot in the…

Off With The Bandages, In With The Band

Off With The Bandages, In With The Band

We are all looking forward to our FUNdraiser on Sunday, August 3rd, where we can celebrate our fantastic community and support Mark and Charlie and their families. Thankfully, we can…

That Was Zen, This Is Tao

In a way, the Not-So-Simple Living Fair reminds me of Lao Tzu… the Chinese sage whose mother was pregnant with him for 80 years until finally, he was born an…

Valley People (July 16, 2014)

DR. MARK APFEL has been relieved of his duties as medical director and chief medical officer at the Anderson Valley Health Center. No reasons given, and if there’s a distinction…

Bird’s Eye View (July 16, 2014)

Bird’s Eye View (July 16, 2014)

So another movie is about to be made featuring the Valley. This time it's an historical drama purportedly about life here in the time following the 1906 earthquake. According to…

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