Valley People

OOPS! When a Philo woman called Monday to say that three helicopters were flying low over The Valley’s second city, she said, “I called you because the AVA always knows what’s going on,” adding, “I now know what those poor people in Afghanistan must feel like.” I put the caller at ease, blithely informing her […]

Letters To The Editor

THE MLPA BEHIND THE CURTAIN Dear Editor, Don’t Look Behind the Curtain! Get Away from the Curtain! It’s official: the Marine Life Protection Act “Initiative” does not exist, and it never did exist. But don’t get out your fishin’ pole just yet, and head down to your nearest marine poaching area “National Park.” If you […]

Letters To The Editor

QUE PASA, DAN? Dear Bruce, Mark & Crew: As many local residents know, last week I received a layoff notice effective June 30, 2011. While I may very well survive this particular deadline, now would seem an appropriate time to share a few thoughts and comments. First and foremost, let me thank the many individuals […]

Valley People

CONGRATULATIONS to Pilar Echeverria as she celebrates her first anniversary as sole proprietor of Mosswood Market, and here’s hope the lovely and charming Mrs. E enjoys many more profitable years at her popular coffee, breakfast and lunch spot in downtown Boonville. NEXT DOOR in the thriving Farrer Building we have a new seamstress, Suzanne Shippey […]

Letters To The Editor

HE’S NOT A CREEP To Whom It May Concern, My name is Tanner Furia-Miller. I have been on the 101 Kids Water Ski Club since I was eight years old. I am now 17. Every summer Rick would gather us up and take us on camping trips. Before he would do so, he would make […]

Valley People

CAN’T MISS the large Boonville signs pleading that our deputies and now our health center be saved. It looks like we’ll probably lose our enormously popular junior deputy, Craig Walker, whose assiduous attention to The Valley’s criminally oriented population has so nicely supplemented that of long time resident deputy Keith Squires, and unless some sort […]

Letters To The Editor

BLUE TATTOOS Editor, On May 2, 2011, my husband and I were paying our bills and getting money orders from the usual place. Outside there was a cop talking to my husband. I had no idea what was going on. I put my bag in the truck and looked over to see what they were […]

Valley People

THE AV HEALTH CENTER really is in trouble. Big trouble. Some of it their own doing, of course, via an overly grand building expansion, but it’s got to be saved because it is vital to the health and welfare of us, the Anderson Valley. The Center has lost all state and federal funding. Unless we […]