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Bird’s Eye View 8/05/2009

Greetings one and all. If you are sitting comfortably then I shall begin. Two of the Valley’s most popular events are coming up this weekend.…

What It’s Like to Die

I died in April, 1979, a Saturday morning that I seem, now, to remember as being sunny and animated, as most sunny spring days on…

Bird’s Eye View 7/29/2009

Greetings one and all. If you are sitting comfortably I shall begin. First let’s turn for even more comfort to the love songs that Country…

Tempers Flare, Priorities Flee

On July 14 the Mendocino County Board of Supervisors came back from a wholly unearned three week vacation to take care of such crucial business…

Valley People 7/29/2009

  SHERIFF ALLMAN and everyone in Anderson Valley wants to keep our new deputy, Craig Walker, but County administration keeps on saying that Allman's going…

Off the Record 7/29/2009

THE CLINT SMITH case will be back in the haphazard Willits courtroom of Judge Clay Brennan on August 4th. Smith is the charter school teacher…

Waterboarded: The Kenny Rogers Saga

The village of Westport is the last outpost before Mendocino County's northern coast disappears into a roadless swath of rugged shoreline and redwood-carpeted hills. It is spread across roughly one mile by one-half mile of coast, and has one store, two gas pumps and 47 registered voters. Retirees are Westport's dominant demographic, and 15 miles of coiling coastal highway separate it from the closest town.

Valley People 7/22/2009

DR. APFEL of the Anderson Valley Health Center called Tuesday to say that the late Salvadore Aguilar, only 20 when he died, had not been…

Easing the Easement

Just behind the Zina Hyde Cunningham Tasting Room here in downtown Boonville, a brief road ran straight as a string east toward Anderson Creek. The…

Fort Bragg Advocate: Not the Newshour

In its July 9 issue, the Fort Bragg Advocate ran an editorial that bravely confirmed what any thinking person already knew: Our local advertorial broadsheet…

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