8/13 7:59pm A Philo family dispute required the mediation services of law enforcement.
8/16 9:42am An unidentified 46-year old man piloting a white 2001 Dodge Van was arrested, cited and released for driving on a suspended license.
8/16 12:58pm A verbal dispute between a landlord and some tenants caused neighbors to think a fight was about to break out.
8/16 3:01pm Marijuana was found growing near milemarker 7 off Highway 128 northwest of Navarro.
8/17 8:13pm Deputies stopped a pedestrian on Highway 128 in Philo for a little chat.
8/18 4:36pm A Philo resident spotted a trespasser at the Jim Ball winery in Philo.
8/19 9:32am A Boonville resident complained his medical marijuana had been stolen. (Maybe the thief was in more pain. Ever think of that? Huh?)
8/19 6:36pm A passerby called from the Yorkville Market to say she thought another transient possessed a suspiciously large amount of mari...er, medicine.
8/22 6:24pm A Boonville resident reported that his blue 1997 Volvo had been stolen, perhaps by a nostalgic hippie, from where he'd parked
it at the AV Market.
8/22 9:11pm A Navarro resident complained that another customer in the area of the Navarro Store was making too much noise.
8/23 12:56am Lance Konrad Fabian, 22, of Comptche, was booked into the Mendocino County Jail for driving under the influence of alcohol.
Sporting a jaunty straw boater and pressed white shirt, his beard rivaling that of Uncle Whiskers himself, Bruce seems to have finally found his niche: while the AVA may never rival the New York Times in scope or influence, it remains unquestionably the best newspaper of its kind in America if not the world. And what kind of newspaper is that? Trying to answer that question calls to mind what Bill Graham once said of the Grateful Dead: “It's not just that they're the best at what they do; they're the only ones that do what they do.”