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Posts published in February 2013

Mendocino County Today: March 1, 2013

FUGITIVE SURRENDERS to MCSO at Ukiah hotel after a stand-off with the Mendocino County Sheriff's. — After a two-day search, authorities on Wednesday arrested Walter…

Letters To The Editor

ASSASSINATION NATION Editor, I believe killing people with drones to be profoundly immoral-alas. This nation is deeply invested in killing people in this manner and…

Mendocino County Today: February 28, 2013

WALTER MILLER, 42, has not been apprehended. We had it wrong in the print edition of this week's AVA. He's on the loose. Miller has…

How One Sentence Saved Me From Living My Whole Life As A Well-Meaning Hick

There were upsides to growing up in Willits in the 1980s — an enduring appreciation for Mötley Crüe’s first album, all the free shade leaf you could smoke — but there were downsides, too. I’ve been thinking about one of those downsides this week, what with the news and the commentary and all.

Spring Training

With fifteen major league baseball teams training in the Phoenix area, you would think that a baseball fan would be in heaven, racing from ballfield…

To The Heartland

When the money ran out, we packed up and headed back to the states. I confess I was a little sad to leave Paris and…

The Old Philo Post Office

In this era of e-mails, instant-messaging and tweets, it can be difficult to remember the importance of the local post office in earlier times. In…

Legalize Industrial Hemp

It’s long past time to end the insanity of making industrial hemp cultivation illegal in the US. It’s hurting our already faltering economy. Making industrial…

River Views

Last week’s AVA contained a letter to the editor from a spokesperson for a group that calls itself “Friends of Enchanted Meadow (FOEM).” FOEM presently…

Homeless Forum

Unable to attend the forum on the homeless that was held in Mendocino near the end of January, I did read the three articles in…

Mendocino County Today: February 27, 2013

REMEMBER CHRISTOPHER SKAGGS? He piled into a redwood at Navarro last November after a high speed chase that resulted in an officer being flown to…

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