Off the Record 10/28/2009

SANDOW BIRK illustrates our periodic literary excursions. I became interested in his work before I knew anything about him. I’d picked up a book of his paintings of the state prison system, not the system itself in all its terrible manifestations, or even aspects of the system I saw in another painting the other day […]

Library Lines

After re-opening the Library on October 6th, we are very busy, which is great. So nice to see our mem­bers and we always welcome more. The Library is located in the Home Arts Building at the Fairgrounds. The hours are Tuesday 1:30 to 4:30 and Saturday 2 to 4. Membership is open to all residents […]

Be Not Afraid

Well everyone, it’s still harvest time and now we’re getting into the hardy winter warming vegetables. If you come to the Boonville Farmers Market Saturday mornings from 9:45 to noon at the Boonville Hotel Parking lot you can purchase some of those delectable vegetables, not to mention fall fruits and so much more. Cindy Wilder will bring her sweet, crispy Asian pears, Petit Teton is once again sharing their juju bees and seckle pears with us and if you’re unfamiliar with seckle pears you MUST try one. The sweet honey-like flavor is like no other pear. Of course, the apple press will be there for all of your leftover fruit after making pies and sauce and jam. Barbara Lewellen was there last week pressing her bounty to ferment into vinegar. (You go girl: resource, resource, resource.) If this is your first year in the Valley you should know it’s also time for Tom Brewer’s chestnuts. He brings buckets of them to the Market along with ones he’s roasted for you to taste. Mmmm!

Valley People 10/21/2009

LOCAL HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR Laura Essayah writes: “So, it’s settled. I will be leaving for Morocco to continue my project overseas in Africa on Decem­ber 14th and returning December 28th  If you have any school supplies (notebooks, pens, pencils, erasers, paper, etc.) to donate to this school in El Jadida, Morocco, please contact me by […]

Sheriff’s Log, 10-21-09

10/1 9:52am Marijuana was discovered not far from the Yorkville Post Office. 10/1 7:56pm An unidentified man was talking to him­self on Ornbaun Road. 10/8 8:51am Marijuana was under cultivation within 1000 feet of a bus stop in downtown Boonville. 10/9 3:59pm A drunk driver sped through Yorkville. 10/10 3:08pm A Burglary was reported on […]

Off the Record 10/21/2009

THE STEAMIEST SEX case ever in Mendocino County kicks off Thursday with a pre-trial conference in Ukiah. Already, Judge Behnke is keeping media out, although so far as we know Christina Aanestad is the only media trying to have a look. The AVA is also on the case, but we’re after depositions while Ms. Aanestad […]

Native Plant Sale – Fort Bragg, October 24

Plant a wild habitat with California’s own native plants. Saturday’s sale will be held at the Mendocino Coast Botanical Garden from 9am to 2pm and is sponsored by the California Native Plant Society. Wildlife plants that provide food and shelter for birds, insects and mammals are included in the selec­tion of attractive woody plants, perennials, […]

Dustin Michael Dilley

4/30/1980 — 10/8/2009 Dustin is remembered by his parents Michael Dilley and Bonni Davi and his brother Patrick Dilley who all reside in Boonville. He is also remembered by his aunt Patti Davi of Santa Rosa, his cousins Cory Scharff of Weed, Stephani and Steve Moore of Santa Rosa and Trent Willis of Illinois, his […]

Off the Record 9/9/2009

DURING DA MEREDITH LINTOTT’S appearance last week before the Board of Supervisors, Mrs. Lintott lamented both the increase in crime and her inability, because of funding shortages, to fight it. Looked at statistically, Lintott is correct. There has been an uptick in local arrests, but a lot of those arrests are what the cops call […]

Death At Yorkville

A terrible collision on Highway 128 at Yorkville last week took the life of 16-year-old William Landrum Jr. The young man died Tuesday afternoon, September 1st shortly before 6pm when a Nissan Sentra driven by his mother Rachel Hansen, 36, of Yorkville, traveling at speeds estimated at 55mph, unaccountably crossed into the oncoming traffic lane […]

Valley People 9/9/2009

PERHAPS THE BIGGEST CROWD in Navarro’s crowded history gathered Monday afternoon to hear the majorly talented Winter Brothers and Dale Gieringer sing the blues. From all accounts everyone went away happy, happy and amazed that the famous musicians had performed at, of all places, tiny Navarro. Dave Evans of the Navarro Store, event promoter, was […]