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Valley People (May 4, 2022)

COME THANK DR. MARK APFEL for over 40 years of service to our community. Picnic This Saturday, May 7, 2-5pm Boonville Fairgrounds. Everyone is invited…

COVID Vaccine for Infants and Toddlers

Moderna announced last week that it is applying to the FDA to receive emergency use authorization (EUA) for its COVID vaccine in children ages 6…

Abortion Rights Rally, Tuesday, 5pm

Impromptu Rally outside of Fort Bragg Town Hall on Main Street & E. Laurel St! Spread the word. Bring signs! In solidarity with Mother Earth…

Unfinished Unpermitted Business

On April 5 I received an unsolicited text message: “Good day! My name is Hunter and I work for a land brokerage. I see you…

The Corruption Behind the Ortner Deposition

A few months before Ortner’s three year contract ended by simple non-renewal of their contract options in June of 2016, the County hired well-respected Mental…

Truckers for Fantasy Freedom

“Do you oppose infanticide?” I had to admit that I do. And I took one of the nice lady’s brochures, detailing all the current proposed…

The Cloverdale Citrus Fair

While Cloverdale is only 27.8 miles or 41 minutes from Boonville the two towns are worlds apart. If you live in Yorkville you are more…

Author Alice Walker Uninvited in Berkeley

Alice Walker, who you recently read about in the pages of the AVA, is in trouble again, once again for something that she wrote. The…

The Blacklisting of Chris Hedges

Chris Hedges, a top-notch journalist who wrote for the New York Times from 1990 through 2005, was fired because of his outspoken opposition to the…

A Husband Gone, A Life Turned Upside Down

Judy Valadao has lived in Fort Bragg for sixty years. She and her late husband Ronald raised their kids there, made their home there, and…

Water, Wells & Water Hauling

More good news on the weather and drought fronts. While all of California is classified by the U.S. Drought Monitor as being in a ”severe…

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