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My Life as a Rabbi

Asked to a recent wedding in Virginia (it was a family affair on a grand scale), the proud parents asked if I would do some…

Corking Bats Ain’t All

So Chicago Cubs slugger Sammy Sosa was recently caught using a corked bat.  Imagine that: Cheating in baseball! Some of our learned pundits have been…

Blind Men with Box Cutters

As predicted, County Administrator Jim Andersen has suggested to the Board of Supervisors that they lay off several low level county workers to balance the…

Pacheuco Party

Great green gales of combusting marijuana may soon be wafting over both the US southern and northern borders as Washington’s two NAFTA trading partners move…

Rodini’s Sweet Deal

Humboldt County Supervisor Roger Rodoni leases a three-bedroom, 1800-square foot house and over 9,000 acres of land from the Scotia Pacific Holding Company — a…

Der Super-Porno

There is nothing like running into an old friend in an airport to raise the spirits. And there, lurking among the smut in a magazine…

First Peoples

First the Indians came, soft-footed, moving silently along their wooded trails, to reach the coast. There they must have frolicked like children in the clean,…

Valley People (June 11, 2003)

THE EUGENE GRADUATION CEREMONY was held in a large auditorium called the Hults Center jammed to the balconies with a crowd of 4,000 or so…

Small Town Etiquette

It is a singularly small town talent, and one I lack: The ability to recognize oncoming cars soon enough to decide whether or not to…

Deputy Gander’s Halloween Party

The two attractive, forty-something women had looked forward to the annual Halloween party at the Gualala Hotel that Saturday night, but when they arrived at…

Upcoming TV Shows

Oh, please, take pity on us poor satirists, for reality keeps nipping at our heels and increasingly overtaking us. There was a recent report that…

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