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Posts published in January 2021

Inaugural Music

In 1835 Henry Wadsworth Longfellow hailed music as “the universal language of mankind.” Few would disbelieve him and deny themselves the comfort of the cliché…

Been There, Done That (Dec. 9, 1998)

Most Americans, the ones who pay attention to what’s going on in the real world anyway, agree that this country is in a bad way.…

Mendocino County Today: January 27, 2021

Snowbound | 29 New Cases | Outage Map | Sandbar Watch | Krebs Progression | Clinic Vaccinations | Cleone | Dishonest Bookkeeper | Yolla Bolly | Supply Issue | Wooly Bully | Ed Notes | Big Ship | Museum Events | Sunshine Club | Something Fishy | Yesterday's Catch | Capitol Theatre | American Psychosis | Immigration Reform | Cooperstown Snubs | Poodlesocks | Viral Chatter | Frantifa | Auto Safety | Silent Pound | Maxwell House | Paul Encimer

Mendo Weed, The Sound of Music, and Money

Many of the articles about cannabis that appear in the AVA are so chock full of bad news that they would depress even Julie Andrews,…

Off the Record (January 27, 2021)

A SCORCHER of a case filed Friday (the 22nd) alleges that officer Kevin Murray committed four felonies and a misdemeanor in an episode occurring in…

Letters (January 27, 2021)

President-elect Joe Biden and every Democrat in Congress: This moment calls for boldness. We don’t need another Barack Obama or Bill Clinton...

Valley People (January 27, 2021)

AVA CONTRIBUTOR BOB DEMPEL told us Tuesday that he was impressed by the impromptu vaccination clinic at the Adventist Church in Ukiah where the Adventists…

Mendocino County Today: January 26, 2021

Winter Storms | 16 Cases | Batten Down | PA High | Officer Murray | Mendosa's Market | Tell Mo | Huhtala Tailor | Wilma & Desmet | Gualala Bridge | CEO Report | Bishop's Manchester | Homekey Meeting | China Gulch | Agenda Highlights | Biker Marmon | Ed Notes | Yesterday's Catch | Big Oil | Lotta Watta | $738 Billion | Impeach All | Pitchfork v Torch | Constant Lying | LA Truth | Exhibit A | Giddyup Boar | Long Year | Red Windows | Flying Blind | Not Magic | OCD CVS | Cake Top | The Inaguration | Comments | Hills Bros

Screenwriters in the 30s

Given the scary nature of pretty much everything these days (a raging pandemic amidst widespread disbelief in science; a ruling oligarchy dead set on destroying…

Elegy to the Salton Sea (February 25, 2004)

In 19th Century England, William Wordsworth strolled through his garden. “I am at one with Nature,” he declared. Hemingway’s 20th Century hero Nick paddled with…

Mendocino County Today: January 25, 2021

Quiet Before | Reopening California | Another Death | 320 Boostered | Atmospheric River | PV Pipe | Supe Priorities | Main Street | Beer Fads | Public Services | Ed Notes | Grammar School | Peasant Uprisings | Hipster Hater | Q&As | Flute Solo | Virtual Concert | Yesterday's Catch | Early Rockport | Blind Catch | Handcar Matrons | Conspiratorial Fantasizing | Bean Sandwich | Media Slush | Mitten Fits | Dharma Bums | Early Elk | Privatization Creep | Socialist Snowplow | Running Dog | Ocean Light | Henry Aaron

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