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Posts published in “Day: October 8, 2014

What Shall We Do?

Congress has just voted to cut nine billion dollars in food stamps for poor Americans while voting to spend an initial sum of twenty billion dollars to bomb people in Syria and Iraq. That’s twenty billion on top of the trillion dollars Congress gives the Pentagon every year to, you know, bomb people all over the world.

Mendocino County Today: Wednesday, Oct 8, 2014

Giants Win;
Eyster Rips Losak;
Principal Busted;
Lunar Eclipse;
Ebola Crazed;
Water Conservation;
Pot Business;
Catch of the Day;
Covelo Quake;
Corporate Dictatorship;
Costume Contest;
Jewelry Making;
Solar Parties;
Senior Social;
Local Food;
Old Man;
Bernie Sanders;
Poor Part of Town;
Howard Ennes;
Stehr Zone

Going Back To College

Going back to college to get my degree and a teaching credential after dropping out nine years earlier was tough in a lot of ways.…

AVA Recommendations for the Nov 4, 2014 Election

UKIAH CITY COUNCIL: As inland people are sooooo fully aware, at long last the silliest of the silly people are gone from the Council. No more Little Benj, no more Mari Rodin, no more Landis. Incumbent Scalmanini, like town mayor Red Phil, has silly tendencies, but so far, other than an impulse to nitpick, Scalamini, a PC sorta dude, has been on task and, as an appointee, he’s not up yet for election. The fifth councilman, Crane, has been a veritable rock of commonsense, but he’s not up for re-election, and when he does come up should be returned.

Words and Deeds

According to the Gospel of Matthew, Jesus told his followers (as recounted by the King James translation), “Ye are the salt of the earth: but…

Valley People (Oct 8, 2014)

SUE SELLERS, a long-time resident of the Anderson Valley, has died, carried off at age 78, we understand, by a heart attack.

Bird’s Eye View (Oct 8, 2014)

I have been a little remiss by not always including the various AV Foodshed events in the column so here are some for the month of October. This Friday, October 10, Fri Oct 10. Paysanne Ice Cream in Boonville offers a free small coffee with any local crepe; the Buckhorn, Boonville features some local food dinners on the menu; and there is an AV Community Farm Benefit at 18500 Lambert Lane from 5pm-midnight. Lauren’s Restaurant and Mosswood Market have a number of local food specials throughout the month and the AV Framer’s Market continues on Saturday mornings in the Boonville Hotel parking lot from 10am-12.30pm, although they will move across the street to the Boonville General Store from November 1 for the winter months. That’ll do for now.

Runaway Red

Most of us shoot ourselves in the foot from time to time, metaphorically anyway, but Kenneth McCarty shot himself in the foot then ran over…

Panther Soccer (Oct 8, 2014)

Following the huge disappointment of last week’s 1-2 loss against St. Vincent’s, it would be a challenge for the team to bounce back to winning…