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Will Lieberman Take on the Medicis?

LOS ANGELES — It's all working out well for the Democrats. Conventions, like all theatrical events, need dramatic tension before reaching the plateau of what…

A Noxious Species: Plastic Greens

The land war in Southern California reaches back at least to the early 1990s. In those years, the big developers — Pardee, Bren Home, McMillan,…

The 1950s in Anderson Valley

In the 1950s there were more than 20 lumber mills in Anderson Valley. The mills were often surrounded by houses that in the beginning of…

Letters (July 12, 2000)

You continue to falsely state that the civil suit depends on Tony Serra's ability to “bullshit a federal jury into believing the ludicrous story that the FBI and/or timber interests tried to murder Judi Bari.”

Trying Times

My pets tend to live a long time. That’s the good news and the bad news. The good news is that a long life usually…

Bad Snakes and Red-Headed Women

Anderson Valley High School’s head football coach for the past 13 years has been Dan Kuny. His mother was a red-headed Arkie woman who died…

Housesitting in the U.S.A.

There was a quote in the AVA recently about suburbs being breeding grounds for boredom and apathy, among other social ills. We might add to…

Anderson Valley in the 1950s

When I was about eight years old and living at Brown's Mill Camp, I kept begging my parents for a bicycle for my Christmas present.…

The Decay of Letters: Leg-Humping with Tom Wolfe

Someone made the odd, maybe malicious, certainly rash decision to put Tom Wolfe on the right hand side of Harper’s 150th anniversary cover, facing Mark…

Spring Loaded

Sometimes, despite the best of intentions, one cannot help but to think of Jesse Jackson. Not the Jesse Jackson of hymietown fame, nor the Jesse…

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