[Dec 31] Live music with Mama Grows Funk at Flow Restaurant & Bar. Put your dancing shoes on and come celebrate with us! $15 Doors open 8 Music starts 9:30
[Dec 29] The Manchester Community Center/Garcia Guild annual crab feed is on Saturday, December 29 this year. Tickets are $40 in advance ($45 at the door). This is an all you can eat crab feed. For advanced tickets, call us at 882-1750 and we’ll arrange to get them to you. Or, you can email a […]
As a relatively dry fall gives way to winter, local residents are hoping for a good rain year while still worried that it will be another dry year and possibly the start of another drought. The alarming trajectory we’ve seen in recent years of low rainfall in the Navarro and throughout northern California threaten the security of our water supply as well as the health of our rivers and fisheries.
Eighteenth century judge and philosopher Charles de Secondat Baron de Montesquieu is credited with first developing the concept of the letter and the spirit of the law. He would doubtless be intrigued by today’s 21st century conundrum of whether to ‘pay or not to pay’ county building permit fees for fire victims rebuilding their homes. […]
Ken Hurst stopped in Sunday. Ken and his wife Joanadel are being sheltered by a Valley samaritan while they try to put their lives back together after the loss of their home to fire on Friday, November 16th. “We lost everything, and I mean everything,” Ken said, “including our family histories.” He said the fire began about six in the morning on the deck of the two-story house overlooking the Navarro.
In the 1970s, young journeyers from urban and suburban America seeking to reinvent themselves in rural environs began moving to Mendocino County digging in and working to gain the skills they would need to thrive in this new home. They built lives and raised families. Eventually, of course, this phenomenon became known as the Back to the Land Movement. Roughly speaking we are now at the 50th anniversary of the beginning of that wave.
You certainly don’t need me telling you that the past three years of these prodigiously destructive wildfires are unprecedented chapters in California history. The last week has seen a series of one ominous event after another. An insurance risk-rating firm estimates that the Camp Fire in Butte County, where at least 81 people have died […]
Here, along the Albion River, we are getting some much needed rain. A hard rain often sends our cattle uphill. Unfortunately, some of the current herd don’t have sense enough to stay close to the house half way up that hill where they get treated like babies with bales of alfalfa and grain hay not […]