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Balls

For years the marketing experts of Major League Baseball (MLB, the owners' consortium) have been tinkering with the manufacturing specifications. For a while they assumed…

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Joseph Robinette Biden Jr tosses occasional and minimal scraps to ordinary people, but as US President his real job is to serve the needs and…

John Redding Answers AVA Candidate Questions

Hola, the mighty Anderson Valley Advertisers. Your lowly District 5 candidate is happy to answer your questions.  Q. Personal information: Are you married? Children? Where…

Local Grains Turned Into Craft Whiskey

In 2017, Doug Mosel was harvesting rows of rye he planted just south of Ukiah. Nearly five years later, that locally grown grain is now…

Calizuela, Here We Come

The most convincing lie California politicians have managed to sell to the public is the notion THAT homelessness is inevitable, exists everywhere, has no known…

In The Beginning Was The Weed

The Washington state legislature has voted unanimously to ban the word marijuana from its legal code and replace it with the word cannabis.   As reported on the website…

Overpopulation of Cuffy in AV

Coastal, Cuffy’s Cove, was named after the Russian word for “bear”. Mid-February 2022, I came home to the contents of my outside refrigerator scattered on…

Toots at 100

When I sat down this morning to write my column on my laptop, the day’s Google Doodle greeted me. There was a colorful tableau of…

Cruel & Unusual Handel

On Wednesday South Carolina’s Supreme Court temporarily halted the execution by firing squad of Richard Moore, a 57-year-old Black man who has been on death…

Sonoma County Rebuffs Disability Needs

Sonoma County has now almost eliminated the need for disabled parking spaces in front of highly special needed spaces. The County has advertised that Covid-19…

AV Laundry Day, Over 100 Years Ago

On laundry day, the first settlers in Anderson Valley would fetch buckets of water from the spring or the hand-dug well in the back yard.…

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