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Judi Knew Mike Bombed Her

Judi Knew Mike Bombed Her by Crawdad Nelson (Ed note: Darryl Cherney is in the news lately for a hagiographic, and thoroughly dishonest, film he’s made called ‘Who Bombed Judi Bari.’ Steve Talbot, who...

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The Bari Scam Rolls On, by Bruce Anderson

Darryl Cherney & Mary Liz Thompson  Given the choice, I’d prefer the real Stalinism over the hippie version prevalent on the Northcoast, no better example of which was Monday night’s (April 2nd)...

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Was Susan Keegan Murdered Over A Year Ago? by Bruce Anderson

Dr. Peter Keegan & Susan Keegan Mendocino County District Attorney David Eyster said, “No comment” recently when he was asked if the investigation into the untimely and improbable death of Susan...

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Letter of the Week

STONED DOGS Dear Editor, There is truth to these stories about “stoned dogs,” temporarily disoriented, unable to move normally. But it’s not a dangerous situation, as stated by Glenda Anderson in the...

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Great Moments In Public Radio

Mind, Body, Health, Politics. Host Dr. Richard Miller PhD. Guest Author Kristina Wright. Miller (breathlessly): Kristina Wright is the author of Dream lover: Paranormal Tales of Erotic Romance, Stream...

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Blast From The Past

This article first appeared in the AVA in June, 1996. (I have included an excerpt from Wikipedia about Mr. Blackburn as introduction/background. — Mark Scaramella * * * A memoir of author/lyricist Tom...

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Graduation Speech, 2012

Graduation Speech 2012 by Olivia Allen (Anderson Valley High School 2012  Salutatorian.) This evening is the night that we have been anticipating for twelve long years. And, as I’m sure the teachers of...

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A Teacher Looks Back

(AVA June, 1996.) In-Service Training by Richard Carlson The legislature determined that we needed uplifting and sensitizing, so five or six days a year — the dreaded SIP days (Student Improvement...

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Thomas Jefferson and The 4th of July — by William Edelen

On the 4th of July, 1826, America celebrated the 50th anniversary of her Independence. John Adams, the second President of the United States, died on that day at the age of 90. His last words were:...

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Citizen Sweeney

FROM A FRONT PAGE story in Sunday’s Ukiah Daily Journal by Justine Frederickson: “The growers rely on the irrigation water to deliver intense Citizen Sweeney nutrients, growth stimulants, mystery...

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Great Moments In Public Radio

KZYX Radio, Friday, June 29. Open Lines KZYX General Manager John Coate: Hi. You’re on the air. Male Caller: Yeah. I got one quick question. There is a, um, I don’t know what you call it, I don’t know...

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How I Became An Atheist, by Harry Fisher

Fisher After a childhood in the Hebrew National Orphan Home and a youth spent as a labor activist and merchant marine, Harry Fisher volunteered to fight fascism in Spain as a member of the Abraham...

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Supes Spike Laura’s Law

“Laura’s Law has always been a non-starter in Mendo. We can’t afford it,” said one County official involved in the preparation for last week’s two-and-a-half-hour presentation on the “court assisted...

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Alexander Cockburn, 1941-2012

I last saw him in person a year ago in San Francisco. He looked thin and drawn but, as always, he was in good spirits. I’d been on long hikes with Cockburn where he walked me into the ground, and he’d...

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Reine Claude (Green Gage) Plums by Anne Fashauer

My aunt and uncle had a small orchard outside the house where I now live and in that orchard are two plum trees that occasionally deliver some of the tastiest plums around – green gage plums. I...

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Accreditation: Going Through the Motions

       Is your kid’s school accredited?        Of course it is. And of course you assume the solemn-sounding word represents an educational licensing process overseen by scholarly people deployed to...

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Washington’s Rules Of Civility & Decent Behavior

110 maxims about civility and decent behavior in public which originated in the late 16th century in France were popularly circulated in Virginia during George Washington’s boyhood in the first half of...

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The Case Of The Purloined Pick-Up

Last week Linda Pitman got a notice from Small Claims Court Judge Jeanine Nadel informing Pitman that her request to have her $3,000 truck returned from impound was denied “with prejudice” — which...

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A Thanksgiving Quiz

1. What was Squanto’s real name? a. Tisquantum. b. Hiawathasquan. c. Squanto. d. Mabotesquantimentocontik.   2. Who was considered the leader of the Pilgrim settlers whose ship, originally bound for...

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Aesop’s Fables Quiz

There are well over 600 Aesop’s Fables. Some are well known. Some are obscure. Here are a few of them. We’ll give you the fable, you tell us what he moral is. (Note: Since the morals of the fables can...

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