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Posts published by “Katy Tahja”

Exploring Lake County Back Roads

As we enjoy driving deserted roads in the middle of no place my husband and I have a list. We call it the “One of…

Reunion On The Playa – 2022

Gathering together again the first thing Burners heard on the Black Rock playa was the laughter of old friends reuniting after three years. It was…

Driving California Byways To A Reunion

Loving parts of my past I jumped at the opportunity to return to the San Diego area for my 56th high school reunion in July.…

New Museum Curator at the Kelley House

After serving as curator at the Kelley House Museum for four years, and guiding it through the challenges of COVID, Karen McGrath has retired. Her…

Mendo’s  First ‘Aliens’ & POWs

If readers were ever curious about how WWII effected Mendocino citizens, here’s one answer. While many people are familiar with the internment camps for people…

Albion’s Lost Railroad

Questions about the Albion Lumber Company’s miles of railroad on the Mendocino Coast have been popping up at the Kelley House Museum recently. Here’s a…

Cache Creek Water Wars in Lake County

In this day and age wars are fought about water use because too many users want to draw on too small a supply. In this…

Ralph’s Wandering Days

Ralph Bostrom has been writing Letters to the Editor to the Anderson Valley Advertiser for years. Now in his 90s he’s an involuntary resident of…

Orr Springs History Mysteries

Researching a book on the Orr Hot Springs area I amass more information than I could ever possibly use in what I plan to be…

Burners & Black Opals

This ordinarily would be the time I’d be submitting a story to the AVA about being a senior citizen out on the playa in the…

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