Bird’s Eye View (June 13, 2018)

I’m leaving the Valley for a few weeks to visit my European Vulture buddies and also attend the Birds of Prey World Conference in England, where I shall be receiving a Lifetime Achievement Award for Carrion-eating. I hope to continue to send back reports of my visit for publication. If I miss a week, it […]

Bird’s Eye View (June 6, 2018)

By the time you read this the results of yesterday’s elections will be known. Let’s hope the ‘right’ folks won. “This Trump Thing,” or as it had been known previously for nearly 250 years up until now, The US Presidency. Rudy Giuliani, formerly known as America’s Mayor, ventured to Yankee Stadium this past Memorial Day […]

Bird’s Eye View (May 30, 2018)

Next Tuesday, June 5, is Election Day. For local folks we will be voting for our next 5th District Supervisor, with Messrs. Skyhawk, Williams, and Roderick leading the race in The Vulture’s Officially Unofficial Poll. Arguably an even more interesting decision for Valley people will be the race between Michelle Hutchins and Bryan Barrett for […]

Bird’s Eye View (May 23, 2018)

Election Day is nearly upon us. Tuesday, June 5. The candidates for our Fifth District Supervisor are battling it out and, based on the conversations I have had on my many travels, plus the number of signs dotted around the Valley, it would appear that Chris Skyhawk (Youth and family counselor) and Ted Williams (Fire chief of Albion Fire District and programmer) are doing plenty of legwork and hand-shaking, closely followed by David Roderick (Farmer and business owner).

Bird’s Eye View (May 16, 2018)

Election Day approaches (Tuesday, June 5) and one race causing particular interest in these parts is that for the position of County Superintendent of Schools. This sees current AV Superintendent, Michelle Hutchins, running against Bryan Barrett, a fifty-year resident of the County and former teacher.

Bird’s Eye View (May 9, 2018)

This Sunday, May 13, is Mother’s Day, and while Hallmark and other merchants of crass commercialism have done their best to spoil such a wonderful celebration, they have failed, and it continues to give us an opportunity to sit back and think about how appreciative we should be of our mothers. after all, where would […]

Bird’s Eye View (May 2, 2018)

My friend and fellow drinking/eating partner, Steve Sparks, is on the AV Museum and Historical Society Board and has been charged with the task of completing the AV High School Yearbook collection at the Museum in the Little Red Schoolhouse near the Elementary School. The collection begins with the first edition, from 1921, and is […]

Bird’s Eye View (April 25, 2018)

I attended a fundraiser for Chris Skyhawk last Saturday evening at Lauren’s Restaurant. He is running for our 5th District Supervisor spot soon to be vacated by Dan ‘MIA’ Hamburg. Local bands Real Sarah’s, Ukeholics, and BoonFire performed sets, Angela DeWitt admirably hosted, and Mr. Skyhawk himself could not resist singing in-between the acts

Bird’s Eye View (April 18, 2018)

The new restaurant, opening perhaps at the end of May (?) in Philo at the old Libby’s is expected to offer classic American fare. For additional dining info and more, the April issue of the AV Community Bulletin can be found at 21 locations throughout the Valley.  Public Service Announcements #543. This weekend’s Wildflower Show […]

Bird’s Eye View (April 4, 2018)

The April issue of the AV Community Bulletin has recently been distributed at 20-plus locations throughout the Valley with dining options and other great local info.  Public Service Announcements #542. Live music returns to Lauren’s Restaurant this Saturday, April 7 when ”Joe Blow” appears with their ”Return of the Lovesick Alien” show. Dinner from 5-9pm, […]

Bird’s Eye View (March 28, 2018)

I am aware that some readers don’t like the occasional reminders of various disturbing events in the real world beyond the Anderson Valley bubble in which they live. Well, folks, ‘cloud cuckoo land’ does not exist and we actually do live on the planet Earth, so even here, sequestered as we are in this idyllic […]

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