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Anderson Valley Advertiser

Why Bother

Dear Editor, I came across your newspaper through a friend and even though I have never lived in Anderson Valley — Healdsburg was the closest…

You’re in Good Hands

Editor, A basketball in my hands is worth about $19. A basketball in Michael Jordan's hands is worth about $33 million. It depends on whose…

Road System Collapse

A study by a statewide group of public works officials ventures a startling prediction — California’s local street and road system will collapse without better funding.

Farm To Farm

Friday morning was balmy with the southwestern air flow, the kind of weather that makes you feel like you ought to be getting something done…

Murray Case Goes to Trial

Former Point Arena Elementary Principal Murray had successfully lifted the historically troubled Point Arena from state probation. Then he was fired. Behind closed doors.

Acting Responsible

Look on the bright side. They finally found a WMD. Not in the desert wastes of Iraq, nor in the cellar of one of Saddam Hussein’s palaces. Not in an Iranian nuclear facility. In Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab’s underwear.

Valley People 1/13/2010

BOB MATHIAS was found dead Monday morning at his ranch six miles south of Boonville. Mathias was a former school superintendent and the founder of…


You'd think she was Ma Barker the way the DA’s Office has ballyhooed the conviction of 68-year-old Nancie Henthorne of Covelo.

Off the Record 1/13/2010

MENDO PEOPLE close to the dope trade say “dimes were dropped” in the Schlosser case, probably lots of them. Ukiah resident Deborah Schlosser, 56, wife…