Off the Record (Sep. 18, 2019)

Mayor Lindy Peters of Fort Bragg has taken out papers to run for 4th District Supervisor against incumbent

Valley People (Sep. 18, 2019)

Friday's globally-warmed Fair was already quite toasty by 11am, prompting me to scoot back

Climate Refugees

Off the Record (Sep. 11, 2019)

THE WINDOWLESS FORTRESS on Low Gap Road called Ukiah High School launched into lockdown for half an hour one afternoon last week because of a vague student comment involving a weapon. School architecture itself was weaponized by Ukiah and most American communities in the 1960s, as a comparison between any new school anywhere compared to…

Cleaning Women

A group of international writers, all of whom were Spanish speakers, was invited to an academic conference recently held at New York University. During the conference, a woman from the audience suddenly intervened. First she congratulated us for everything we had said up to that moment; then, she explained to us that she was Puerto…

MCT: Friday, September 6, 2019

BOONVILLE FAIR SUNDAY COMMUNITY CHURCH SERVICE Sep 15, 2019, 8:30am. Apple Hall Auditorium at the Fairgrounds. Pastor Dave Kooyers from the Valley Bible Fellowship presents: “What is Prayer and What’s It For?” Free admission, everyone welcome. Worship then enjoy the Couty Fair for the rest of the day. More info: Dave Kooyers, 895-2325 or the…

MCT: Thursday, September 5, 2019

IT SUCKS TO BE DUPED by Marilyn Davin Journalists are drawn to their underappreciated profession for the same reason all artists are—by a compulsion that has to be wrestled to ground in long hours of solitude between the afflicted and a mess of paper and ink. Journalists are individuals, of course, and no cookie-cutter profile…

Letters (September 4, 2019)

We are writing to voice the shared concern about the PG&E usage of herbicides for vegetation management under the 60 KV power lines that span across the entire Greenwood Ridge

MCT: Wednesday, September 4, 2019

YES, that was an earthquake this morning about 8am, and it measured at 3.4 on the Richter Scale, and perhaps even higher on the Rictus Meter for some people who experienced it. Here at ava headquarters it was felt as a single sharp jolt. Other people, especially at the Navarro end of the Anderson Valley…

MCT: Tuesday, September 3, 2019

PETITION STARTED TO IMPROVE FLYNN CREEK ROAD IN COMPTCHE ======================== WE NOTE that every time the CHP shows up here in the Anderson Valley, people pop up on social media with his location. In some cases these are the same people complaining about the speed of traffic through Boonville. We once had a resident…