Holmes Ranch Pastoralists Duke It Out

Anderson Valley’s neo-Thoreauvians, Holmes Ranch division, came down out of the hills for last Thursday’s Planning Commission meeting determined to stop two of their neighbors from establishing County-sanctioned wine tasting rooms on the premises of their existing wineries. On one level the hearing was a straightforward bureaucratic process that allowed people for and against to […]

Millennium Fever

A transcript of the KZYX radio show “Two Girls on the World” which aired on February 3, 1999. Clarissa Shaeffer: We have been talking about the Y2K matter. Barbara Lamb: We certainly have. I’ve been trying to raise a lot of hysteria around here. I think some things will go seriously wrong. Shaeffer: I’d like […]

Guns, Butter and Inner Preparedness

Mendoland is gearing up for Y2K, stockpiling rice right along with apocalyptic homilies in a sort of mounting purplish frenzy. KZYX is abuzz with end-of-the-world speculations and even the normally well-grounded Ukiah Chamber of Commerce sponsored a day-long seminar chock full of advice for the Big Day. We, meaning the secure middleclass, need not be […]

Supervisors Pay Panel Wraps Up

Do they deserve more money? Should it be put to a vote? Does the law say only the Grand Jury has the authority to raise the pay of the five-person Mendocino County Board of Supervisors? The Supes presently make $33,656 per year, having given themselves a 4% raise without much notice on June 2, 1998. […]

Rossi Recall Attempt Announced

Director Emil Rossi was absent again at last week’s CSD meeting, but his presence was felt nevertheless. The recently formed group Friends of Anderson Valley Emergency Services (FAVES) formally announced their intent to begin the formal recall process of Director Rossi. The bluntly worded “Notice of Intent to Circulate Recall Petition” (see Legal Notices) was […]

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