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Posts published in “Day: October 29, 2014

Mendocino County Today: Thursday, Oct 30, 2014

Giants Win Series;
Killing Steve Neuroth;
AVHC Changes;
Time Warp News;
Catch of the Day;
Obey All Laws;
Dr Pill Plea;
Roads Bumpy;
NPR Climate Change;
Symphony Concerts;
Fat City

Italy Observed

When traveling, one can't help but make comparisons between what one knows and what one sees for the first time. The experience can be disorienting,…

Mendocino County Today: Wednesday, Oct 29, 2014

AVHC Progress;
Game 7 Today;
Stornetta Found;
UC Kippur;
Candlestick Memory;
Bicycle Toll;
Detroit Waif;
S No;
Cryer's Response;
Ripped Van Winkle;
Baseball Appreciation;
Main Street;
Catch of the Day;
Prosecute Peevey;
Crazy Deal;
Prop 1 Money

AV Firefighters: Judy Long

I met with Judy Long at her wooded home in Rancho Navarro which she shares with her husband Garth. She warned me not to come to the house if I had allergies so I was not surprised to be enthusiastically greeted at the door by a tail-wagging tangle of pets including her giant yellow lab Tanner, her tiny Toy Fox Terrier Sassy and her very fluffy cat Spike. We all tumbled into her kitchen together to sit at the bar for our chat.

Panther Soccer (Oct 29, 2014)

With four games remaining in the regular season, if AV were to win the title then they would have to win all of these and…

Sequoia Explorers

August, 1875 — While my great-grandfather John Robertson was herding every sort of livestock from oxen to turkeys overland from Little Lake (Willits) to Mendocino…

Last Beans

Rained almost an inch today in Mendocino, October 23, 2014. Will we look back from drier times and say, “Remember when it rained almost a whole inch in one day?” Or are we in for years of deluge? Most weather scientists think we’re in for a multi-decade drought, but the globe has so many feedback loops, known and unknown, currently looping and feeding back in ways we barely understand that five years from now California could be getting a hundred inches of rain a year. Or no rain at all. Or a hundred inches one year and none the next.

Qat, Coffee & Qambus

One of the most widespread platitudes about music is that it is a universal language: thus the golden LP of the Voyager spacecraft launched in…

Bird’s Eye View (Oct 29, 2014)

After all the hullabaloo of the past few weeks regarding the trials and tribulations at the AV Health Center, I think we need a little “love” to be spread around the Valley so let’s start this with some appropriate Quotes of the Week.

Red-Riding Hood’s Mommy — A Wolf?

A lot of ghouls come through the Mendocino County Courthouse, scary characters who seem to gallop down from deep in the hills as the rest…