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I think Raiders’ head coach Tom Cable won over his players’ locker room in Napa, in the training camp of ’09 when he busted the jaw of Al Davis’ rat. Then Richard Seymore came to the Raiders from New England and a quality player with class was introduced to the team. Al Davis has stayed […]

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Like our Editor who wrote a fine, poignant article in the AVA last week, I, too, am mesmerized by the 2010 SF Giants Baseball Team playing in the World Series against the Texas Rangers. Three reasons I am in love with this year’s team are Giant players Tim Lincecum, Juan Uribe and Buster Posey. Lincecum […]

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Finally the 49ers won a football game last Sunday after five straight losses. Even though the game versus the Raiders was ugly and sloppy, the 49ers prevailed in Candlestick Park l7-9 to post a 1 win, 5 loss record for the 2010 season so far. Going into last Sunday’s afternoon game, the 49ers led the […]

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I only went to Oregon for a short time to attend my youngest grandson’s first birthday party on the green grass of a park. Callum has red-golden hair that Redford would die for and shoulders that Arnold would be jeal­ous of…but, when my attention to the SF 49ers was diverted only a moment, Singletary fired […]

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After the season opening loss against the Seattle Sea­hawks, Head coach Singletary should have fell on his sword and accepted responsibility for he debacle by saying “when it’s fourth down and less than a yard to go for a TD, I decide if we go for it or we kick a field goal.” This statement […]

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Last week I wrote that Nate Davis was the most physi­cally gifted young QB in the entire NFL and that it would be a blunder for the 49ers to cut him before he had a third year to learn the play book. Singletary did cut him by saying he was lazy and unmotivated. But, he […]

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Sports Notes The SF 49ers are loaded and should win the weak NFC West Division. They are the odds-on favorite to win the NFC West and have a reasonable shot at winning their conference and reaching the Super Bowl. But they’re a 50-1 shot to win the Super Bowl, which means the pros believe that […]

The 1950s in Anderson Valley

In the 1950s there were more than 20 lumber mills in Anderson Valley. The mills were often surrounded by houses that in the beginning of the lumber boom were called shacks. A high percentage of workers for the lumber mills came from an area 25-35 miles west of Hot Springs, Arkansas — small towns called […]

Bad Snakes and Red-Headed Women

Anderson Valley High School’s head football coach for the past 13 years has been Dan Kuny. His mother was a red-headed Arkie woman who died much too young from cancer. She was a vivid lady who told her son after his high school graduation, “Danny, I don’t like that war going on in Vietnam. And, […]

Anatomy of a 49er Look-See

As I wrote in the March 15 paper, this reporter and Logger Head Coach Jerry Philbrick and Logger defensive coordinator Dan Kuny had phoned our beloved SF 49ers in an attempt to get the pro football team to scout brilliant NorCal Loggers’ quarterback Albert Higgs. And, at the same time, 49ers General Manager Bill Walsh, […]