Volunteer Station Eases Fears as Wildfire Nears Covelo

It wouldn’t take much for the remote Mendocino County town of Covelo to be cut off completely from the rest of the world. “There’s one paved road, one power line, one phone line and one cell tower,” said longtime resident Lew Chichester, one of the founders of the town’s all-volunteer radio station, KYBU Round Valley […]

Who Wants to Go to McDonald’s on Thanksgiving? Me.

My favorite Thanksgiving as an adult began when my husband and I woke up with suddenly no one to cook for but ourselves.  So instead of spending the day in the kitchen, we decided to drive the dog to the beach. And stopped for Egg McMuffins on the way. I never thought I would choose […]

My Grandmother’s Tercel

The last car my grandmother bought herself was a new 1984 Toyota Tercel. I thought it was too small and an ugly color, but she loved it. Every time we walked up to it she would gush, “Whose pretty little car is that?” I had never heard my grandmother use that voice before. I only […]