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ome people say poetry matters.
Others cannot imagine what that means. And then there are
those who live a life in which poetry is just about the only thing that matters.
No matter where you stand on this “mattering” conversation, the fact is that poetry is occurring.
All around our neighborhoods and schools, bookstores and coffeehouses, on the radio and on
the street, poetry is being written, read, performed, and listened to. Poetry can be found in your
daughter’s iPod in the form of hip-hop jingles you may hate. It is given a place of honor at presidential inaugurations, funerals
and in The New Yorker. Poetry in the schools is teaching kids how to think outside the box, how to communicate with creativity
and moxie, and allowing them to express their deepest hearts. And poetry slams are rampant across our county and the
country.
And it showed up big-time at the Spring Poetry extravaganza that happens in Mendocino each June at the Hill House Inn, in a
room crammed with avid writers and aficionados bestowing and receiving, one after the other, intimate word-gifts/idea-gifts
that electrified the space for an entire day into the evening. Poetry is causing reactions: from mild amusement to political
foment, from chills down the spine to tears spilling down cheeks, every day, all around — and it matters.
This month’s issue of REM explores the potent manifestations of poetry in our various Mendocino County communities, with
offerings from a few of our county’s consummate devotees of the craft, and it particularly digs into the poetic life of one of our
most renowned poets, ruth weiss.
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ruth weiss has lived on the Mendocino coast for over thirty years, quietly writing her life out from her studio in the woods, and
meanwhile developing a fabled international reputation. She is hard to miss. With her teal green (and sometimes magenta) hair,
her Bette Davis eyes, and that voice: a foggy cigarette alto she uses to great advantage at her readings, ruth weiss stands out
in a crowd. Her fascinating life fills many books (see bibliography) and the early years of it was rife with drama and tragedy.
When her parents fled Berlin in 1933, ruth weiss was only five years old. Her parents had realized, just in time, the danger
of staying in Germany, and found safety at her paternal grandmother’s boarding house in Vienna, Austria. The house was so
overcrowded that sometimes she had to sleep in the bathtub. Again, five years later, in 1938, they were forced to flee. A Nazi
officer wanted to take the boarding house for himself. This time they barely got out, literally on the last train permitted to cross
over into Holland. In single out, weiss’s 1978 memoir, she describes the terrible journey in a kind of deconstructed montage, her
own invented patois, which manages somehow to convey more of the disorientation, urgency and fright than any prose account
could have.
Poetry — Continued on Page 4
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one woman slips in the mud …
shotssinging above our heads
not really meant to hit us (the swiss sharpshooters) –
The warning realenough –
go back we can’t take any more.
we couldn’t either.
the three of us penniless in the Innsbruck trainstation –
obvious unaryan
A stranger’s kindness in the train station saved the “unaryan” trio at the eleventh hour. Eventually,
from Holland, the family sailed to the United States. She was eleven years old when she was sent
to a free Jewish children’s home in Harlem, and there encountered a mentor, a teacher in the
children’s home, who gave her a watercolor set and taught her some English, which set weiss’s
course as an artist for all her life. The family remained in the United States for seven years, then,
right after the war ended, returned, now as US citizens, to Germany, working with the Army of
Occupation, which helped displaced persons, survivors of the Holocaust. Horribly, most of the
rest of weiss’s family had been killed in the Nazi concentration camps. She was eighteen years
old when she was sent to college in Switzerland.
weiss wrote her first poem when she was five years old, and from that moment, perceived that
her life was to be poetry. She never wanted children or took other work because she knew
herself, that she can never do anything halfway. Poetry was the thing weiss wanted, and she
knew it was her destiny to make it her life. In her words: “For me, poetry is teacher, healer and
disciplinarian. Poetry is the messenger of language, the tuner that vibrates the communication
chord. This is my chosen path and assignment.”
In 1948, weiss came back to the US by herself. She lived first in Chicago, where she gave her
first poetry reading with jazz, in 1949. From there, she used the fearlessness she had forged in
all her many terrifying comings and goings during the war years to strike out hitchhiking back to
New York, then to New Orleans, and finally San Francisco. Thumbing around, in those days, was
practiced only by servicemen and hobos, not lovely young women poets, but ruth crisscrossed
the country not once, but many times, journaling the whole way. She ended her travels in San
Francisco, at the very conception of the movement that Jack Kerouac eventually christened
the “Beat Generation.” In those days of smoky bars and black berets, experimentation with
pot and art and language, ruth found her true home, actually homes, one of which was 1010
Montgomery, where Allen Ginsberg eventually wrote Howl a few years later.
She is equivocal about the term Beat Generation, which later was popularized by columnist Herb
Caen, when applied to herself. She said, with some irony, “Herb Caen calls me a Beat goddess.”
Nonetheless, this label has been bandied about next to her name for many decades. Ronna
C. Johnson and Nancy M. Grace included her prominently in their book Girls Who Wore Black:
Women Writing the Beat Generation.
She has always lived her life bravely, skirting traditional values in favor of a lusty embracing of
what is on the edge, what is nervy and untried. Her poetry makes its own rules too.
weiss’s trademark free verse, word-playing, alliterative, cracked-up structure, perhaps partly
informed by her early experimentation with her beloved haiku form, leaves much to the
imagination of the reader. With quick strokes she word-paints a scene, and you are left with
a partial painting, one that demands deeper speculation, allows for some fictional mental
experimentation, leaves you wanting more, yet somehow knowing all that’s needed. There is
music in the language, too, and the music is jazz. This — jazz — is what she has always heard,
always explored into, and it’s what drives the rhythms of her writing.
Imagine what it must have been like when weiss arrived in San Francisco in that vibrant moment
of pure cultural experimentation and outright rebellion against the straightjacket conformity
America had embraced after the War. Out there, where she had been hitching rides and meeting
the median population for a year or so, a Father-Knows-Best ethos prevailed: work your way
How can I write her name in lower case when even thinking of ruth calls for majuscules? I see her name—ruth weiss—in a splendid display type—Trojan—yes. For her
lines sneak right through your walls of protection. You welcome them in. They look so
simple; no capitals, no punctuation, and mostly short. Not many adjectives to confuse
the senses. Not warriors, these words, ready to attack. Then emotions and thoughts
cast off their disguises to overwhelm your undefended mind.
Is there really a typeface called Trojan? The capitals I saw—why they are Trajanus,
named for some monumental inscription proclaiming that emperor’s power. Fitting, for
there is the imperial side to ruth. Watch her command a jazz ensemble in rehearsal
or tell an editor how her poem should look. Trajan or Trojan, emperor or trickster who
inherited Ulysses’ gift, choose your typeface; choose your tarot card from the major
arcana
Tarot: ruth operates in a realm outside the surface world of appearances. She talks
to trees and dirt, which grant her wishes. Coincidences cluster; she is synchronicity personified. Jung would have loved her. Or perhaps he would have been jealous
that someone else could tap such powerful streams of unseen energy—the mass
unconscious—call it what you will: a truer Buddhist than those who take the name to
themselves, ruth browses on the ground of being. I am speaking of the poet who lives
outside time or perhaps underneath it.
Now inside time, normal time where she uses the telephone for communication, in
everyday time, ruth watches films on DVD or VCR but never on television. She is unconnected to that network. And almost every night she calls me to tell me about those
films, or about her neighbors, what is happening in Mendocino, what is happening
with her friends in Germany, in France, in England, in San Francisco. It is voice, it is
sound that fills her life, not words on a computer screen. Her voice, her handwriting,
her typewriter—she is authentic, holding on to communication as it was before the
computer revolution. Although go ahead and Google her: her electronic presence is
everywhere.
If you come to the 215 Main club in Point Arena at 7:30 p.m. on the eighteenth
of July, the third Thursday, you can witness her real presence. ruth weiss reading her
poetry, being her poetry. With her partner Hal accompanying her on hollow log. Calling
out the voices of trees she has honored.
A formidable presence on the north coast of California. A national treasure. International in reputation. Those who classify, call her a Beat poet, and true enough, she
wrote haiku with Kerouac in San Francisco until the early hours when Cassady would
hot wire a suitable parked car and drive the three of them high to watch the sunrise.
But ruth would choose not to call herself “beat.” Leave that to Ginsberg and the other
self-advertisers. ruth—closer in spirit to Madeline Gleason, the mother of the San
Francisco poetry re-awakening; closer to Helen Adams, witch queen of words than to
Ferlinghetti and City Lights.
What can I say in a sidebar about ruth weiss, when her archives fill a room? Leave this
history. Leave time. Come and see, come and hear her. Alive. Vivid.
ruth weiss
up the corporate ladder, climb the social staircase, have a couple of kids, buy a house, save
for retirement, work at a job with benefits and pension (whether it interested you or not), dress
suitably, speak properly, believe appropriately, act in a manner prescribed by prevailing mores
and entertainment industry’s ideas of correctness, and, above all, consume.
Industries were pumping out new products and technologies, appliances, cars and luxuries at
an unprecedented pace; the American dream of owning one’s own home was buttressed by a
huge boom in construction; Dad worked, Mom kept house. All very neat and orderly.
Flying in the face of all that was San Francisco’s North Beach: artists, Communists, atheists,
anarchists, eccentrics and free thinkers, writers, poets and, especially, jazz musicians convened
there in a cornucopia of creativity and idiosyncratic living arrangements. There, in the old Italian
neighborhood, cafes, coffeehouses, bars and nightclubs sprouted up to accommodate the wild
newcomers, places where they could congregate, drink and smoke, expound and expand ideas,
play and hear music, exhibit their work, and share in the excitement of a totally experimental way
of life that pushed against the norms of culture, sexuality, and art in every conceivable way.
Poetry — Continued on Page 5
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Dan Roberts on the Spring Poetry Celebration
We shall not cease from exploration.
And the end of all our exploring
will be to arrive where we started
and know the place for the first time.
T.S. Eliot, Four Quartets
It is kind of like a poetry pilgrimage, the
annual Mendocino Spring Poetry Celebration. From around Northern California,
writers gather at the Hill House to hold
forth for four minutes to an appreciative audience of poets, readers, and tourists.
This year was the thirty-eighth anniversary of a famed reading that established the
wealth of the spoken word in our rural county. Gordon Black, shown above at this
year’s celebration, produces the event and I am the conductor.
The poets ranged from internationally famed octogenarians, like ruth weiss, to a
twenty-four-year-old from Lake County making his first public reading. The themes
of the works ranged from the immortal questions to life in the woods, from hilarious
sound poems to political broadsides, from marriage rites in Indonesia to twentyfirst-century Pomo culture, and back again. Something for everyone, you might say.
Everything for someone, I say. And all performed with passion. Listened to with
passion. And recorded for future use on my world music/poetry show RhythmRunningRiver on our public radio station KZYX/Z.
One of the great aspects of the Spring Poetry Celebration is that each poet has
only four or five minutes to perform— everybody pitches their jewels. No slack, no
excuses, no boredom—if a poet doesn’t connect for you, no problem, here comes
an entirely different one. And the visuals—most poets are intriguing to look at, especially with the Pacific Ocean in the background. You can see them here—https://
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Our county is fortunate to have monthly poetry venues in Fort Bragg, Ukiah, Willits, Mendocino, and Point Arena. Over the decades the producers of these public
events shift, some pass on like the late great Fionna Perkins, and some towns, like
Gualala and Elk, are in between sites at the moment. These events are usually free,
with donations accepted, and have open mic segments following a featured reader.
Having grown up in the Bay Area poetry scene in the sixties, I have to point out how
impressive the audiences are for the local readings—they often exceed turnouts for
Bay Area poetry readings—and this is in a huge county with a very small population.
California Poets in the Schools has had a formidable presence in the county for forty
years. Mary Norbert Korte, a legendary Berkeley/Willits poet and activist, helped
create the statewide project, and local schools and the Mendocino County Office of
Education continue to fund it. Most high school students, along with many middleand grade school students, have local poets lead workshops in their classrooms.
Thus poets are able to implant the youth with the notion that we still exist and
continue to wrought the word. I have taught in the program for twenty-six years
and am jazzed to fire up the imagination and give poetic tools to the young people
in our community. Every year there is a countywide high school poetry “slam” for
the most enthusiastic students.
Granted, not everyone in Mendocino County is a poet or poetry admirer. But most
are aware that the scene is alive and that bards walk the streets. I wrote a poem for
this year’s Spring Celebration and concluded it—
How many poems will be played on KZYX?
How many will appear on a printed page?
How many will be recalled
in 50 years
as symptomatic
of a final, magnificent attempt
to keep a green gold culture
thriving
while entering the portal
ABOVE: Dan Roberts, shown above with Dan
of an environmental
Essman at this year’s Spring Poetry
black hole?
And how many poems will
in
form
us
tomorrow
and the next day
and the day after that
Dan Roberts—from Another Mendocino
Spring Poetry Celebration
Celebration, is a poet, visual artist and
radio producer living in the mountains
outside of Willits. His website is
outfarpress.com, and poetry from this
year’s reading will be played in upcoming
months on KZYX/Z, on his show
RhythmRunningRiver, first and third Sundays,
from 2:00 p.m.— 4:00 p.m.
TOP LEFT: Gordon Black at the Spring
Poetry Celebration, June 2013
– Photos: Zida Borcich
Poetry — Continued on Page 8
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TWO NICELY MAINTAINED homes in the sun. One house is a
3 bedroom, 2 bath and the other is a 2 bedroom, 1 bath. Live in
one and rent the other! Main house has a fireplace insert, builtin cabinets in living room and dining room. Fifty-year roofs on
both houses and new septic installed in 2002. Separate meters
(23903) $435,000
COME TAKE A LOOK at this sweet country home in a quiet and
private setting.
Large windows
bring nature
views into the
comfortable and
open living area.
There are two
bedrooms, two
bathrooms, and
an additional
room that could
be an office
or guestroom.
Skylights keep
the kitchen and hallway bright. There is ample storage built-in
throughout. An attached two-car garage is just off a spacious
laundry room. Enjoy the outdoors from the deck or from under
the redwood trees. Ferns line the path down to Digger Creek.
Spring will bring bright blooms to numerous rhododendrons.
(23735) $299,000
THIS ROOMY three-story home takes full advantage of the
ocean views! Main living area on second story with access to
wrap-around deck for entertaining. Kitchen has ample storage
with beautiful custom cabinetry. Center isle with breakfast bar
and separate dining area. There is over 3,300 sq. ft. of living space
in this 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath home built in 2003 Nicely landscaped
2.5 acres with fenced garden area and patio. Two-car attached
garage. (23756) $759,000
GREAT POTENTIAL here for a traditional farmhouse with
ocean views. Nice-sized lot with 2 bedroom, 1 bath, 1,200 sq.
ft. home. Covered porches on south and west sides. (23928)
$239,000
BRING YOUR TOOL BELT. This one-bedroom home has good
bones and is tucked away in the woods. There is a wood stove
for cooking and heating. (23944) $179,500
170-DEGREE WHITE WATER beach and ocean views. You
will love the open feel of the twelve-foot ceilings upstairs,
ten-foot downstairs. Perfect for entertaining. Custom kitchen
and cabinets. Jet tub in two bathrooms. The most important
of all...ten miles of beach access. Ward Avenue is as close to
oceanfront you can get but still have beach access. Underground
utilities provide unobstructed ocean and beach views. Whale
watch from your dining room living room or from your deck.
(23948) $1,300,000
BEAUTIFUL COLONIAL Williamsburg-style home on over 4
acres. Two complete main-floor master suites, one with a study,
and private entrance. The upper floor contains an additional
bedroom with attached sewing room, plus a large loft studio.
Three-car garage with loft. Completed in 1992 this home was
built with dual-pane windows, full insulation, and propane
forced-air heat. Beautiful colonial wood-framed fireplace.
(23309) $576,000
COMPLETE PRIVACY and spectacular views from this ridgetop
home with newer 2 bedroom, 1 bath second unit. 26.88 acres
with two separate parcels and RR1 zoning. Over a quarter mile
of beautiful Noyo River frontage with easy access and gorgeous
meadows. South-facing property in the sunbelt with a short,
straight drive to town. Older cabin near river with electric,
water, and septic (condition unknown). Lots of redwoods. Did I
say private? (23475) $999,000
EQUAL HOUSING
OPPORTUNITY
BEACHFRONT HOUSE with access to private beach! Newly remodeled house is located on a spectacular 5.4± acre parcel with
180-degree white water and sunset views. Updated kitchen, fireplace, ocean view deck, and open floor plan. (23930) $539,000
TRADITIONAL FARMHOUSE style and charm. This 3
bedroom, 1 bath home is situated on 3.5 acres in the sunbelt.
Nicely landscaped with meadows, fruit trees, and redwoods
make for a peaceful setting with room for animals and gardens. Most of the work is complete for a minor subdivision
into three parcels. (23863) $575,000
ONE OF THE AREA’S nicest and newest subdivision. This
corner location has added privacy and is move-in ready. Onestory, 3 bedroom, 2 bath home with large open kitchen and
living area. Sitting room, laundry room, large garage, and
very nice landscaping. Fully fenced rear yard with a nice
patio area. (23914) $369,000
SIX-PLUS OCEANFRONT acres in a most prestigious
neighborhood on the Mendocino coast. Neighbor’s home
recently sold for five million dollars. Directly across the
bay from Mendocino village with excellent ocean, bay, and
village views. Rarely do trees extend to the oceanfront.
Provides for privacy and interesting views. Private, peaceful, and gated. Short drive to great dining and shopping.
Excellent investment in the future of the Mendocino coast.
(23931) $995,000
THIS THREE BEDROOM, 2 bath home is on a larger lot.
Two-car attached garage. Large fenced-in backyard with
six-foot fencing for privacy. Deck off of south-side bedroom.
Bonus room that can be used as an office. Large lot; 70 ft.
x 140 ft. (22081) $255,000
PRIVATE SUNBELT 4.4 acres adjacent to Jackson State Forest.
Custom 1991 triple-wide manufactured home with attached
garage and carport; 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath, 2x6 construction.
Large kitchen and dining area. Large living room. Walk-in
closets, dual-pane windows, and Jacuzzi tub. Well-landscaped
with fruit trees, berries, roses, rhodies, NWF wildlife habitat
certification, greenhouse, drip irrigation, RV hookups, 2,200-gallon storage tank, large deck, and propane and wood heat. Can
be purchased with 31523 Highway 20 MLS 23743 for $639,000
total price. (23936) $444,000
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Real Estate Magazine June 28, 2013 Page 7
Gale Beauchamp Realty 345 Cypress Street, Fort Bragg, California 95437
Telephone: 707 964-5532
Gale Beauchamp, Broker [email protected]
Ron Eich, Broker Assocate, [email protected]
Carol Ann Walton, REALTOR®, [email protected]
Maureen Petersen, REALTOR®, 272-0748 [email protected]
Spacious, well-appointed
two-bedroom home in the
Mendocino coast’s finest senior community. Master suite
and second bedroom/bath at
rear of home with the great
room, living area at the front.
There is an additional den or
project room, a large wellequipped kitchen and utility
room. Nicely set off from the
street by a two-car garage and trees lining the path to a gated patio, deck, and
private gardens behind. (23908) $172,000
The ideal home for enjoying the finer
things—wonderful, light and open
living and dining rooms are adjacent
to the perfect entertainer’s kitchen
and all overlook lovely landscaped
grounds. Private rear gardens frame
the patios, greenhouse, and the gorgeous, 465 sq. ft studio with vaulted,
skylit ceiling, fireplace, and bath. Set
back off a cul-de-sac in a natural setting, the home has two bedrooms,
two skylit, tile baths and a charming den with oak floor and French doors to the
garden. Tasteful and impeccably maintained, this home is a delight with additional
studio area in the 720 sq. ft. attached garage. (23918) $778,000
Very custom redwood shingled home just
north of Mendocino was built in 1997
around a knoll overlooking 180-degree
blue and white water views south from
the Headlands and north past the Point
Cabrillo Lighthouse. Massive truly custom
windows focus on ocean and courtyard garden views from the stunning living room
and throughout the home. All redwood
doors and premium quality materials and
details enhance all rooms. The terrific master suite offers an outside spa and a quiet upstairs study. Primarily on a single level,
this 3,740 sq. ft., 3 bedroom, 3.5 bath home includes a lower walkout level guest or
caretaker suite. The gracious and well-conceived kitchen has an adjacent morning
room with fireplace. A wonderful courtyard patio and lovely garden are at the center
of this most charming, Old World-feeling home. Walk to the nearby blufftop or up
to Russian Gulch State Park from this 1.65 acre parcel. (23828) $1,380,000
The Virgin Creek Estuary creates the
boundary and viewshed for this big,
wonderful home north of Fort Bragg
just a short walk to Virgin Creek
Beach and miles of coastal walking
and bike trails. Classic, original, 3
bedroom, 2 bath home with 1930s
style and newly renovated attached,
1 bedroom, 1 bath guest unit with
kitchen are joined by a wraparound
sunporch overlooking the natural
meandering of the creek as it moves
west to meet the Pacific. Central heat,
drilled well, septic system and fifty-year roof are all fairly new. Great storage and shop
space in a 1,500 sq. ft. garage building also. Continue as successful vacation rental investment property or enjoy a charming, 4 bedroom, 3 bath home with room for everyone!
(23679) $595,000
Garages galore at this quiet, private,
end-of-the-paved lane location. Very
usable acre parcel just south of Fort
Bragg with a 1,600 sq. ft. three-bedroom home. Ideal property for the car
collector with a 30 ft. x 30 ft. newer
garage building and a very large converted barn/garage 53 ft. x 41 ft. deep.
Nice, covered RV slab setup behind
the patio, too. Lots of paved parking,
workshop and office/studio all connected by a concrete pathway to the
sunny patio and home. Full sun, all day
here and lots of room for a little farm or more building. Seems like oak floors under the
carpet and a nice, big, and sunny kitchen. Forced-air heat and fireplace with insert and
newer vinyl windows. (23816) $335,000
We have numerous land listings that cover a spectrum of preferences—let us show you!
• A dramatic oceanfront parcel complete with house plans and coastal permit for
$525,000
• An ocean view Mendocino village residential parcel with utilities approved or in
place for $765,180
• Two park-like two-acre homesites near Noyo Harbor with well and septic design
for $192,000 each
• An oversized city lot, in nice area, fenced and ready to develop for $99,000
• Walk to the beach acre parcels on Ward Avenue priced $159,000 each
• Good east Fort Bragg lot amongst new homes for $115,000
• A Hills Ranch lot complete with plans for a 2,100 sq. ft. home plus garage for
$149,000
For a photo album of these and all our residential, land & commercial listings, please see www.gbrealty.com Page 8
Real Estate Magazine
June 28, 2013
Sea Cottage Real Estate
10483 Lansing Street P.O. Box 762
Mendocino, CA 95460 800-942-6300
www.seacottage.com
Leaders in Real Estate ... Leaders in the Community!
Quiet and Peaceful on 5 Acres Near Town
Beautiful Ocean View Vacation Rental
Beautiful bright and comfortable four bedroom home has been a very successful
vacation rental. Great blue and white water
ocean views can be seen from every room.
$945,000
MLS#22822
Two-story house, nice and bright cedar
home on 5+ acres, just two short miles to
Mendocino. Master bedroom/bath on second floor. Nice deck and hot tub. Separate
guest cottage.
$550,000
MLS#23943
Oceanfront Lot
Walk to the Village
Oceanfront lot with some of coast’s most
amazing views. The owner created house
plans for a two-story, 2 bedroom, 2 bath
home home.
$299,000
MLS#21935
Mixed construction near the Mendocino
village. OWNER WILL CARRY!! Main structure is an expanded mobile home. Includes
apartment extension near the carport. On
about 0.81 acres.
$325,000
MLS#23483
Three Contiguous Parcels
$199,000 Each or All Three for $550,000
Sweet Home with Room to Grow
3 contiguous parcels, of 3.5, 2.2 and 2.1
acres. Wooded with some lovely, millable
redwoods. Existing well on the west parcel. Each parcel is priced at $199,000 or all
three available at a total of $550,000.
MLS#21434
Mendocino
Preferred
Vacation Rentals
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Luxurious Homes & suites
— Romantic Getaways —
on the beautiful Mendocino Coast
Poetry — Continued from Page 5
This is the cauldron ruth weiss was magnetized to, the atmosphere she needed to spark her writing
in earnest. A cheap room, some waitressing jobs — she made barely enough money to keep body
and soul together, depending on the largesse of friends for an occasional beer, with little care for
accumulating possessions or money, which left sufficient time to hone her nascent craft.
She describes finding her first apartment, in 1952:
…i find a mattress. Unused. Boxes from Chinatown –
a desk. boxes from Chinatown – shelves. a chair. burlap bags – curtains.
the large window faces the street.
san francisco. i’m home. a walking city. up & down
steps. vienna. not quite. a pang here and there. enough.
this is not a travelogue.
Making friends with likeminded twenty-somethings, like Jack Kerouac, Neal Cassady, Philip Lamantia
and Bob Kaufman, listening and asking, watching and performing, she began experimenting more
seriously with poetry using jazz accompaniment, out in the streets and plazas at first, finally making
this new art form combo a popular Wednesday night event at The Cellar, the bar her three jazz cohorts,
Sonny Nelson, Wil Carlson and Jack Minger had opened in 1956. Musicians and poets were game
for the new hybrid, and audiences were, too. North Beach and the freewheeling times birthed a new
vernacular, a new style, a new American musical form (Bebop), new thought and writing, new art
and performance, and eventually delivered a philosophy and lifestyle model that inspired the next
counterculture movement that would arise in the following decade.
weiss never wavered in her devotion to and energy for poetry and art. Despite the sexism against
women, surprisingly still all too common in Beat culture, she continued writing and putting on shows,
and was published in magazines like Beatitude and Semina without getting much recognition from
the male superstars of the day, like Lawrence Ferlinghetti and Allen Ginsburg, who were developing
their art at the same time as she. She remained relatively unknown, as did most of the women of the
Beat Generation, but undeterred. Fame was not the point. Eventually, her first book, steps, did get
published in 1958. She prodigiously wrote poetry, haiku and several plays; she also painted and made
experimental films, even taking it all as a multi-media experience to the theater stage.
In North Beach, again weiss’s courage pulled her into ever more experimental forms. She worked on
haiku long nights with Jack Kerouac, discussing stream of consciousness and all of life with him over
a bottle of wine; she met musicians and jammed with the likes of John Handy, Boo Pleasant, Johnny
Elgin, ever ready to join in some unprecedented flight of sound and meaning. She never feared to
feel into more and more esoteric sounds, which she paced with artists of those bebop times, jumping
onstage to join a jam, breaking down language conventions to suit the scripture of the beat.
Poetry — Continued on Page 12
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This 2,800 sq. ft., 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath home,
set on one acre has a bonus area which
can double as guest quarters or home office with its own bath and private entrance.
$545,000
MLS#23266
800-942-6300
www.mendocinopreferred.com
Theresa Whitehill on the Inland Scene
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making a big difference in the last month. We put
two more houses in escrow this past week, both
beautiful single-story homes. We were representing the buyer on one transaction and our beautiful
Raven Lane listing went into escrow with a buyer
represented by an outside agency. We strive to
work together with everyone and have good relationships with all of our peers.
pop up during the time of the escrow. We are diligent in our efforts at the beginning of the transaction to make sure the contracts are clear and that
we are thinking about a successful end result
before the escrow is even begun.
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or sale of some of the most beautiful real estate
in the world, right here on the Mendocino Coast!
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BEST OF BOTH WORLDS will greet you when you
arrive at this pristine residence, newly completed in
2008. Ranch-style, single-story, spacious floor plan,
gleaming wood finishes throughout, and warm colors
with views to the ocean and neighboring horse ranch.
Second unit above the garage for guests or longer term
resident. (23605) $839,000
BEACH ACCESS Own your own beach and stream
flowing to the magnificent Pacific Ocean. First time
on the market and a very special opportunity. Four
plus acres on two separate parcels. Custom-built
ranch-style home Level property has abundant potential. Located just south of the Fort Bragg city limits
provides easy access to amenities, yet has ultimate
privacy. (23083) $2,400,000
OCEANFRONT RENTALS Gorgeous oceanfront
home with income—Get Paid to Live the Mendocino
Dream! Few homes offer you the opportunity to have
turn-key income while you can live in a beautiful,
four-bedroom home overlooking the Pacific Ocean.
Currently all three units have income being professionally managed by the Inn at Schoolhouse Creek.
(23769) $1,275,000
OCEANFRONT VIEW OPPORTUNITY with a quiet trail
to the Navarro Beach…main house and guest house
on over two acres of prime view property perched
above the river as it enters the Pacific Ocean. Stand
on your deck and take in the blue and white water
to the south, the rugged coastline, and the Point
Arena Lighthouse. This is the location of a lifetime.
(23470) $1,099,000
IN ESCROW
ONE OF MENDOCINO’S MOST ELEGANT SINGLESTORY HOMES is now on the market and ready for
a buyer. Located on five acres of beautifully-landscaped and forested property. Crackling fireplace
in the great room, custom kitchen with island for
entertaining, beautiful doors out to an immaculately
maintained deck. Large three-car garage with brand
new automatic doors.(23609) $879,000
VIRTUALLY AN OCEANFRONT location—eyepopping views from every room created by floorto-ceiling windows and Fleetwood doors, taking
advantage of this incredible private location minutes
from Mendocino. Completely remodeled in 2012 with
additional new construction added to make this
an ideal vacation home or permanent residence.
(23657) $999,000
PRICE REDUCED
EXQUISITE seven-plus acres of oceanfront land,
located just south of the town of Elk. Sweeping
views of the rugged Mendocino coastline. Absolutely
gorgeous land with many mature trees, as well as
the original farmhouse that is currently a successful
vacation rental. Reports for the future building site
exist and are available for review. Priced to sell at
(23649) $1,099,000
COAST HIGHLANDS ESCAPE This home offers an
expansive single-story floor plan with easy-living
style. The upper story has a bath, two bedrooms
or a bedroom and living area, and a generous deck
surrounded by mature cypress trees and a view of
the ocean. Ground floor private master suite, game
room/library with French doors leading to a luxuriously landscaped backyard. (23037) $769,000
TWO PRIME PARCELS WITH SWEEPING VIEWS
OF THE NAVARRO RIVER, Navarro Beach and the
Pacific Ocean south to the Point Arena Lighthouse
are now available. The parcels together exceed 8.5
acres and are immediately adjoining another available listing that includes an existing residence and
2.3 acres. . Quite an estate could be created at this
unique location! (23693) $565,776
IN TOP 10 ON TRIP ADVISOR FOR MENDOCINO COAST VACATION
RENTAL HOMES IN 2013-- ‘’Same Time Next Year” is a profitable
house, located near beaches, fishing, and all the year-round
Mendocino events. Spacious house is situated near all, yet quiet
and secluded on over an acre-and-a-half of privacy. Japanese
touches including sunken soaking tub and laminate bamboo flooring. Beautiful carpentry finishing throughout. The open floor plan
from the kitchen and living room invite warm gatherings. Three
stories high, there is plenty of privacy even with a large family;
sleeps eight easily. (23231) $499,000
EIGHT-ACRE FORESTED PARCEL Huge
mature trees frame a sunny meadow. There
is a spring on the property and an old farmhouse remains. Located about ten minutes from
Mendocino and Fort Bragg. (23201) $375,000
PRICE REDUCED
IN ESCROW
CHARMING TWO-STORY SPLIT-LEVEL HOME on a tree-lined
paved road minutes from Mendocino. Two-plus acres of mature
trees. Home was custom built for an artist. Large downstairs
area suitable for artist’s studio, could also be converted into a
game room or large family room. Two bedrooms and a loft, two
bathrooms. Lots of light and decks for sunning. Great starter home
or second home that would also be a popular vacation spot. Small
outbuilding also for storage or additional studio. (23873) $395,000
NEW LISTINGS
RARE OPPORTUNITY now exists in Mendocino with the
offering of an incredibly beautiful single-story custom
home with a view of the Mendocino village. Completed in
2006. Gracious entry with formal living and dining rooms,
private conference room, an entertainer’s kitchen with
every appointment provided. Separate master bedroom
wing offers quiet and escape from the main home. Two
large bedrooms and a third room opposite of the master wing. A dream laundry room,
large garage with space for two vehicles and easy storage of a small third car or other
toy. Two-zone heating system. In-ceiling surround sound Two-plus acres with partially
fenced yard. Just a moment’s drive or hike to the beach and town! (23891) $1,780,000
HISTORIC VICTORIAN elegantly restored in the heart of
Mendocino village. Beautiful grounds with professional
landscaping. Classic carriage house detached from
the main house with luxurious bedroom, office/library
downstairs with doors opening onto a private garden.
Main home has large chef’s kitchen, walk-in pantry,
living room with crackling fireplace, and formal dining
room. Upstairs has two ocean-view romantic bedrooms each with their own baths.
New forced-air heating unit keeps your Mendocino getaway warm and comfortable.
Commercial zoning affords lots of potential opportunities! (23738) $1,299,000
GARDENER’S PARADISE This peaceful home has
everything you are looking for. Three bedrooms,
two baths, large kitchen with lots of workspace,
a pantry, and hardwood floor. There is a separate
office over the garage. Lots of light. Cathedral ceiling, circular driveway, two-car garage, woodshed,
and water treatment system. The backyard is deerfenced. There are plum, pear, cherry, and apple trees as well as a chicken coop. Lots
of off-street parking, and privacy. (23950) $494,500
PERFECT RETREAT! Multi-dwelling complex on 9.6 acres,
PRICE REDUCED
with a meadow in the redwoods, this Middle Ridge Road
location includes two homes, plus two art studios and
a large well-designed shop built by guitar maker Roger
Fritz. Newer addition on main house with tile bathroom,
spa on deck to distant peek of ocean. Wi-fi. Majestic
redwood trees and a large clearing for entertaining and
flowers. Pond across the street for summer swimming. Septic design on file. Fruit trees
and landscaping in, and on-demand generator. Take long walks and enjoy the peace
and quiet of country living in the sunbelt. (23859) $649,000
SURFWOOD GEM Classic design with a welcoming
single-story floor plan, beautiful windows allowing
sunshine and warmth throughout. Nestled amongst
just enough trees, level near-acre lot, lots of space in
the front and rear of this lovely home. Adjacent to the
Russian Gulch park for hiking and easy access to the
ocean. Three ample bedrooms, sumptuous master bath
with door out to the deck and hot tub. Large laundry room. Gas fireplace in the living
room for those romantic evenings. Warm wood floors. Loads of closet space. This
home is ready to live in! (23800) $637,000
ENJOY THE GOOD LIFE of Little River in this newly remodeled 1870 farmhouse and barn. Located close to fine
dining, golf, abalone diving, kayaking, beaches, and the
village of Mendocino. Viking appliances and Silestone
countertops, and quiet double insulated windows. New
custom self-closing cabinets in kitchen, new foundation,
solid oak flooring, plumbing, bathroom and stone wall,
high Speed wi-fi and on-demand water heater. Barn can be another bedroom, art
studio or home office; it has sweeping views of the fruit trees and meadow beyond.
Southern exposure and a sunny deck make for warm living all year around. Peek of
the ocean. Perfect second home or vacation rental! (23847) $495,000
TRANQUIL SETTING with lovely trees and beautiful rhododendrons. Easy access with a circular driveway. Very private. 1,848
sq. ft. of living space. Lots of room for entertaining; there is a
living room with a fireplace. Adjoining family room with a wood
stove that will keep you warm during the cold season. Spacious
kitchen with two ovens, refrigerator, lots of cupboards, and
counter space. Deck in the back. Ramped entryway to front porch.
Relaxing place to sit and enjoy all the beautiful trees. This residence was very well made in 1989 and
has been well maintained. Large two-car detached garage. (23925) $299,999
TRANQUILITY AND OPEN SPACE under skylights make
this double-wide manufactured home in The Woods a
serene sanctuary. Tile entry opens to a large living room
with ceiling fan and wood stove. Move-in ready with
plenty of storage space, two-car garage and walk-in
closets. Lush landscaping, full-size deck and fenced-in
yard complete this pleasant property. Just painted. New
roof put on two years ago, along with new heater. Kitchen amenities in this delightful
community include recreational facilities, indoor swimming pool and spa, clubhouse,
and library. (23904) $155,000
C OMMERCIAL & BUSINESS OPPORTURNITES
PRICE REDUCED
FORT BRAGG COMMERCIAL building is the perfect
location for a live-work situation that offers convenience and practicality. Two large downstairs
storefront retail shops, two upstairs apartments, and
owner’s quarters that are comfortable and welcoming. This building has had many different types of
businesses in the past! Don’t miss out on this great
opportunity. (22552 ) $799,000
COMMERCIAL PROPERTY The first grocery store
after a thirty-minute drive through the redwoods on
Highway 128. Large free-standing building, upgraded
refrigeration throughout, meat department, deli
department, small gift store with fishing and diving
equipment, two gasoline pumps. Ocean view. Turnkey operation. Immediately adjacent to the local
post office and hardware store. (23164) $2,200,000
1000 MAIN STREET
MENDOCINO, CA 95460
707.937.3900
www.pamelahudson.net
BUSINESS FOR SALE Full-service packing and shipping
company; boxes of all sizes, shipping supplies, copy and fax
service, mailbox rental, DHL, Fed-Ex, UPS, USPS, document
shredding, courier service…just to name a few of the many
services available now. Wine storage license number 14
subject to transfer approval by the ABC. Owner will train.
Please do not disturb business owner and customers
Thank you. (23821) $199,000
THOMAS R. HUDSON
ATTORNEY-AT-LAW
PAMELA R. HUDSON
BROKER, DRE #01036573
MOBILE: 707.813.0813
DEIRDRE LAMB
Realtor®, DRE #01841638
MOBILE: 707.937.9999
LORRAINE MURPHY
Realtor®, DRE #01743161
MOBILE: 707.291.7159
ANN BETH (A.B.) PRICEMAN
Realtor®, DRE #01262172
MOBILE: 707.357.1801
BART CARPENTER
Realtor® DRE #00958541
MOBILE: 707.591.1211
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FORT BRAGG, CA 95437
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On the spectacular Mendocino coast with panoramic white and blue water ocean views,
minutes from world-class restaurants and culturally lively Mendocino village.
Very private, the 2,239 sq. ft. open floor plan
home sits on 6.43 gorgeous acres above
Highway 1. A long, private, tree-lined driveway
leads to the meticulously maintained, 3 bedroom, 1.75 bath home, remodeled in 1995.
The master bedroom features a wood-burning
stove, skylight and separate entrance.
The inviting great room has floor-to-ceiling
ocean-view windows, an impressive woodburning, brick fireplace, high wood-beamed
ceiling, and a built-in bar — perfect for
entertaining.
The spacious, open kitchen with breakfast
nook has extra-large picture windows framing
ocean views from every angle.
The roomy and light studio/office space has
its own telephone line and separate entrance,
and is attached to the over-sized, two-car
garage with plenty of storage space.
All of this and an idyllic quality of life with fresh
sea air, good water, nature all around, and a
uniquely friendly and event-filled community.
LICENSE NUMBER 01845615
LARGE CONTEMPORARY HOME just minutes to beaches, park, and wildlife. The upper level has a peek of the
ocean. North Fort Bragg location is a great place to raise your family or have as your vacation getaway. This home
features five bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, office space, large solarium, and attached two-car garage, all on a level
parcel. Please give me a call, I would love to show you this home! MLS# 23941, $390,000
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18300 Old Coast Highway, Fort Bragg, CA 95437 Across From The Botanical Gardens
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W e a r e t h e C o a s t ’s F o r e c l o s u r e E x p e r t s • C a l l A b o u t U p c o m i n g L i s t i n g s !
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TIDEPOOLS, rocks and islands combine to
create mesmerizing oceanfront scenery. Open
floor plan with centrally located gas fireplace.
Updated kitchen and baths, radiant floor heat
and upstairs studio/bath underscore this masterpiece. (23790) $1,250,000
IT’S JUST A FEW STEPS from a lovely redwood park in sought-after neighborhood.
Vaulted ceilings and a huge master suite.
Bring elbow grease! (23146) $219,000
PACIFIC OCEAN AND ALBION BRIDGE
Custom-built, fully furnished, 3 bedroom,
3 bath home filled with light. Perfect for
turnkey vacation rental. This treasure is
a “must see.” (23718) $895,000
IN THE REDWOODS Twenty-foot-high
living room, inviting interior, and great
flow. End-of-road privacy, and additional
building pad for granny unit or greenhouse. (23614) $339,000
TOTAL PRIVACY
THREE ACRES WITH A POND
DESIRABLE OCEAN MEADOWS
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FI LTERED OCEAN VIEWS Remodeled in
2010—excellent floor plan, his and her
custom baths. Kitchen has stainless steel
appliances. Lap pool, greenhouse, and
two garages. Seller is licensed real estate
broker. (23472) $529,000
BUILD YOUR DREAM HOME overlooking
a beautiful pond next to a redwood forest. 2.93 acres across from MacKerricher
State Park. Out of coastal zone! Sellers
may finance (23645) $204,000
ONCE-IN-A-BLUE-MOON OPPORTUNITY
A manufactured home surrounded by upscale dwellings At the NW corner of the
subdivision, the property is adjacent to the
sands of Seaside Beach. (23595) $499,000
IN THE SUNBELT Highly sought-after
Navarro Ridge property with huge garden area, lots of decks, and customdesigned art/guest studio. Privacy and
sunshine plus a year-round spring
(23615) $499,000
VILLAGE TOWNHOUSE
JUG HANDLE HIDEAWAY
COASTAL COTTAGE
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NEWLY REMODELED Hills Ranch townhouse. New carpet and lighting make this
a desirable and affordable home within
walking distance to the village. This is one
of the best deals in the Mendocino school
district. (23277) $298,500
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40 ACRES OF PARADISE across from
Jug Handle State Reserve. Two dwellings and an art studio, two barns, 20+
GPM well, big pond, year-round creek,
and market garden. Owner may carry.
(22831) $930,000
NEWLY PAINTED inside and out, this sweet,
3 bedroom, 2 bath home with big front yard
has just had over $16,000 in upgrades. Home
is on a quiet street and features a detached
garage and workshop. It’s just a short walk to
the harbor, shopping, and medical services .
(23747) $239,000
COMMERCIAL
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CLOSE TO TOWN and shopping. Located at the very end of
the road with drilled well and septic in place. (23838) $99,500
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TOTE FETE is an established business in the heart of Mendocino
village. With an excellent ocean
view location this business offers
excellent goodwill. It generates an
outstanding income year-round.
(23186) $175,000
SNUG HARBOR ESTATES Lots located on
Todd’s Point, close to city, shopping and
the ocean. A must-see! (23739) (23740)
(23741) (23742) $127,000 Each
THIS HIGH-VISIBILITY 3+ acre parcel is on the west side Highway 1
just south of the Mendocino Coast
Botanical Gardens. Well is in and soils
work for septic has been completed.
Owner may carry. (23690) $349,000
BIG FIR AND HEMLOCK TREES frame this magnificent 1+
acre ocean view knoll with a 5 GPM well and septic plan that
will need updating. Sellers will consider financing. (23644)
$249,000
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GREAT PRICE for these two parcels historically used for grazing land. Fenced and level. Currently leased for cattle grazing.
Year-round creek. Two wells. (23206) $450,000
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Peaceful, Private & Perfect
Towering redwoods and sunny meadows greet you as you enter this peaceful,
private, and perfect ten-acre property. As you wind up to the lovely knoll where the
home sits, stress will melt away. Highlights of the wonderfully cozy cedar home
include a large, country kitchen open to the great room, beautiful views, inviting
upper and lower decks, a wonderful master suite, and a guest bedroom with an
outside entrance. The attached two-car garage/ workshop with a full mezzanine
(600 sq. ft.). for storage (or dancing!) and a cement slab off the garage offer great
“work” space. Raised garden beds and a well offer the space and water for gardens
and fruit trees. Access is via a paved road. Located near the Anderson Valley wine
corridor and just fifteen minutes from the coast. 1,737 sq. ft., 3 bedroom, 2 bath.
Eric J. Miller .
License 01777759
1 24 East Pine Street . Fort Bragg
direct 707 202 8004
cell
707 972 7212
This sunny home features a
bright sun room and is situated on an acre in Surfwood
Estates. This is a 3 bedroom, 2
bath home with a well-appointed kitchen, pantry, and a large
walk-in closet in the master
bedroom. The spacious sunny
master bath was remodeled
recently.
$542,000
Top-of-the-World Views!
$485,000
707. 895.3333
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Located in the heart of Anderson Valley, California
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Panoramic blue water views, unbelievable sunrises
(colorful sunsets too!) Forested plateaus, creek
canyons, walking trails, power/phone at Fish Rock
Road, septic systems designed for three-bedroom
home, paved road frontage, perfect solar orientation, banana belt microclimate. Driveways roughed
in to building sites with viewing platforms.
Parcel #3: 40.01 acres $425,000
Parcel #4: 40.10 acres $475,000
Owner financing available: 25 percent down, ten-year term.
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H O N E S T Y • K N OW L E D G E • E X PE R I E N C E
“I highly recommend Sara to anyone who is seeking an informed, reliable and honest agent
who’s willing to bend over backwards to help her clients find and/or sell property.”
—Buyer in Albion
Mendocino: (707) 937-1565, ext. 13
Anderson Valley: (707) 895-2255
Toll free: (800) 454-1565, ext. 13
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Serving the Mendocino Coast, Ukiah & the Redwood Valley
707-937-3938 • 800-884-3938
Located above the Coast Real Estate Building
45010 Ukiah St., Mendocino, CA 95460 • [email protected]
Privacy. Dignity. Safety.
Assisted Living in the
Lodge at the Woods
Residents enjoy privacy and independent
living in their own apartments. Relatives
enjoy knowing their family member is
safe and well cared for.
Friendly, caring staff serves three delicious home-style meals a day with
accommodation for dietary needs. An
on-site licensed nurse, emergency
call system, and 24-hour assistance
provide peace of mind and security.
Transportation to and from appointments
is included. Individualized attention
is given based on a complete personal
assessment. Companionship with peers
and stimulating activities both on- and
off-site help residents live life to the fullest. All this is surprisingly affordable,
and there is no community fee or security
deposit required!
The Lodge at The Woods. Committed
to serving seniors.
Equal Housing
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To learn more about The Lodge at The Woods call 707 937-0294 or 800 469-6637
43300 Little River Airport Road, Little River, CA 95456 • www.ncphs.org
The Woods is owned and operated by Northern California Presbyterian Homes & Services, Inc. CA Lic. No 236800187
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the MLS, visit www.BigRiverRealEstate.com
CODDINGTON
Owner/Broker
10483 LANSING
IN THE HEART OF
MENDOCINO
MEMBER of FLEX
& BAREIS MLS
THIS ISSUE’S SHOWCASED LISTINGS…VIEWS OF THE PACIFIC!
A GREAT MIX OF COMMERCIAL IN FRONT, RESIDENTIAL IN BACK, separated by an abundant garden in the middle, this versatile property has some of the best ocean views in the village of Mendocino! A great
investment property, located on desirable Main Street, with a long-term tenant on the first floor, an art gallery on the second floor, and storage space on the third floor of the commercial building. The residence on
Albion Street is an artistic delight with many innovative designs. It has a new lifetime roof and new double-pane windows throughout. Built in 1983, the 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath home has an attached garage. If desired,
the residence could be divided into three separate units. Live in the back house and stroll through the garden to work in the front Victorian-style building Come and see the many possibilities! (22424) $1,270,000
STUNNING OCEANFRONT HOME with detached
guest quarters on 3+ lovely acres! This gated
property provides a sense of security and enjoys
deeded access to a private beach. Amazing ocean
views, cozy fireplace, large chef’s kitchen, two
master bedroom suites with spa-like baths, and
much more. (23723) $1,925,000
PERFECT HOME for a large family or those with
home occupation needs that require lots of living
space. Spacious, 5 bedroom, 2 bath home with
a three-car garage plus a workshop with alley
access. On a quiet street with a private backyard,
garden shed, brick barbecue, and drip irrigation
system. (23754) $349,000
NAVARRO RIDGE home on 18 acres provides vast
views of the Pacific coastline and the Navarro
River. High on the ridge, this beautifully designed,
3 bedroom, 2 bath home is full of exquisite amenities. Enjoy sunset views from the secluded hot tub
or the spacious wooden decks. (23785) $627,000
ECLECTIC ESTATE rests on a hilltop knoll with majestic ocean views near Point Arena. A two bedroom,
3.5 bath home sits on over 9 acres of towering trees
and lush meadows with three stories constructed
with a mixture of octagonal and pyramid shapes.
Plus, guest cottage and more! (19919) $489,000
STATELY, TWO-STORY, Victorian-style home has
stunning view of the Pacific in Little River area.
Two bedroom, 1 bath home with second unit over
detached garage. Nearby public lands provide
coastal access and hiking trails. Recently upgraded
with modern conveniences. (23692) $849,000
WILDLIFE GARDEN REFUGE with an exquisitely
crafted, 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath home on 25 acres of
coastal, ridge-top property in Westport Gorgeous
ocean and mountain views. Includes fenced pastures, a horse/livestock barn, two-car garage, and
workshop space. An enchanting and treasured spot!
(23787) $949,000
BEAUTIFUL, HISTORIC HOME resides on the
southwest point of Mendocino with ocean views,
detached garage, and 1 bedroom,1 bath studio.
This 4 bedroom, 2 bath residence from the early
1900s has original wood flooring, a brick fireplace,
two freestanding stoves, root cellar, and wainscoting throughout. (23827) $689,000
COMFORTABLE HOME, on over 20 acres, is
perched nearly a thousand feet above the Pacific.
Home has two bedrooms, two baths, large living space, separate dining area, central kitchen,
skylights, and large windows. Glorious decks on
the west provide vast views of the ocean and sky.
(23712) $780,000
CHARMING, OCEANFRONT HOME is a popular
vacation rental just north of Westport. The 1 bedroom, 1 bath home is compact and cozy. Outside, a
multi-level deck with a hot tub provides relaxation
from sunup to sundown Close to the Westport
Store and beach, this site is very well located.
(23858) $409,000
SPECTACULAR WHITE WATER VISTAS are yours
from this 2 bedroom, 2 bath home within walking distance of the village. Open floor plan with
skylights, fireplace, generator, water storage tank,
and garage. Comes completely furnished and has
a current vacation rental permit. (23439) $550,000
COMPLETE CATALOG OF LISTINGS – Details at www.BigRiverRealEstate.com
Listings shown in italic have new lower prices.
RESIDENTIAL
$130,000
$142,500
$212,000
$289,000
$299,500
$325,000
$339,000
$339,000
$348,650
$349,000
$349,000
$369,000
$409,000
$412,000
$439,000
$489,000
3bd/2ba Manufactured home in senior park, L.R.
3bd/2ba Custom manufactured home in sr. park
1bd Cabin, plus 1bd studio and greenhouse, FB
3bd/2ba Glass Beach home w/ ocean views, FB
3bd/2ba Remodeled cutie, Fort Bragg
1bd/1ba Home in forest setting, Mendocino
2bd/1ba Sherwood Road cutie, Fort Bragg
3bd/2ba Clean home in town with rental unit, FB
2bd/1.5ba Enjoy sunbelt living, Fort Bragg
5bd/2ba Large home close to town, Fort Bragg
3bd/2ba Great coastal getaway home, Elk
3bd/2ba on quiet cul-de-sac in redwoods, FB
1bd/1ba “Surf Song” oceanfront vacation rental, Wp.
2bd/2ba Home with redwoods, Mendocino
3bd/1ba Ridge-top views on 9 acres, Albion
2bd/3.5ba Ocean view, 9+ acres, Point Arena
MLS#23713
MLS#23163
MLS#23815
MLS#23768
MLS#23841
MLS#23860
MLS#22879
MLS#23786
MLS#23330
MLS#23754
MLS#23864
MLS#23826
MLS#23858
MLS#23239
MLS#23358
MLS#19919
$550,000
$564,000
$589,000
$627,000
$689,000
$695,000
$719,000
$749,000
$780,000
$849,000
$890,000
$949,000
$1,259,000
$1,925,000
$2,800,000
2bd/2ba Spectacular white water vistas, Mendo. MLS#23439
4bd/1.75ba Sunny home close to schools, Mendo MLS#23805
Salmon Creek Farm, multiple cabins, Albion
MLS#23303
3bd/2ba Navarro ridge w/ river & ocean views, Alb.MLS#23785
4bd/2ba Historic home with ocean views, Mendo MLS#23827
3bd/1ba Craftsman-style home, Mendocino
MLS#21916
4bd/2ba Two-story, blufftop home, Albion
MLS#23947
2bd/2.5ba Home with highest quality materials
MLS#23335
2bd/2ba 20+ acres, Pacific views, Westport
MLS#23712
2bd/1ba Victorian with modern convenience, L.R. MLS#23692
2bd/1ba 80 acres along Hollow Tree Creek, Wport MLS#23817
3bd/2.5ba Ridgetop home on 23 acres, Westport MLS#23787
2bd/2ba Modern, home with water views, Albion MLS#23952
3bd/4ba Stunning oceanfront home, Little River MLS#23723
6bd/4ba Ranch house on 140-acre, Comptche
MLS#23846
RESIDENTIAL INCOME
$495,000 6 units in central Fort Bragg
$589,000 8 cabins on 30 acres, Albion
$1,270,000 3bd/2.5ba Residential/Commercial, Mendocino
MLS#23845
MLS#23302
MLS#22424
COMMERCIAL & COMMERCIAL LAND
$599,000
$600,000
$680,000
$1,270,000
$1,400,000
$1,450,000
Great shopping district location in Fort Bragg
Main Street restaurant, Fort Bragg
Six-plex apartment building, Fort Bragg
Main St. Commercial plus Residence, Mendocino
Main Street/Laurel corner location, Fort Bragg
1 Commercial block on Lansing St., Mendocino
MLS#23766
MLS#23889
MLS#23820
MLS#22421
MLS#21565
MLS#20569
$128,500
$130,000
$170,000
$170,000
$229,000
$319,000
$399,000
$730,000
$730,000
1+ acre lot on quiet cul-de-sac, Fort Bragg
Residential lot in Manchester with view
Sunny 2+ acre parcel near schools, Mendocino
Two wells and septic permit on 1+ acre, Cleone
2.89 acres wooded parcel in East Mendocino
Dramatic white water ocean views, Westport
30 acres with permit for 3bd/2ba home, Caspar
2.55 acres, ocean view, near Haul Road Ft. Bragg
2.25 acres, ocean view, near Haul Road Ft. Bragg
MLS#23888
MLS#22704
MLS#23806
MLS#23856
MLS#23691
MLS#23604
MLS#22521
MLS#22626
MLS#22991
LAND & LOTS
INFORMATION IS DEEMED RELIABLE BUT NOT GUARANTEED AND IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE
Our team of Brokers and Realtors provide information, listings, and services for all types of Properties including Short Sale, Foreclosure, and Bank-owned Properties.
David Coddington, Broker/Owner 937.3223 • Melanie (Sis) Burdick, Broker Associate 937.3276 • Tracey Coddington, Realtor/Owner 937.5071
Mary Cesario Weaver, Realtor 961.0937 • Bobby Burdick, Realtor 937.3176 • Sue Shabazz, Realtor 937.5071
Ian Fox, Realtor 357-0233 • Birdie Holmes, Realtor 357-4085 • Office Fax 937-1637
Real Events Calendar
Ongoing, 2013
Mondays—Weekly vigils at Mike Thompson’s
office, Franklin Street, Fort Bragg, 10:00 a.m.
English
Country
Dance,
Mondays—Drop-in
6:45 p.m. to 7:45 p.m., C.V. Starr Community Center, 300
South Lincoln Street, Fort Bragg; $6 at the door.
Mondays—Drop-in T’ai Chi Chih class for all ages
and conditions, 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m., Fort Bragg Senior Center, 490 North Harold Street; sliding scale fee,
962-0903.
Wednesdays—Drop-in T’ai Chi Chih class for all ages and
conditions, 1:15 p.m. to 2:15 p.m., Fort Bragg Senior Center, 490 North Harold Street; sliding scale fee, 962-0903.
Wednesdays—Mendocino Figure Drawing Collective, 1:30
p.m. to 4:30 p.m., Mendocino Art Center. Professional models; $12 fee. Drop-ins welcome. For more information, call
MAC Open Studios, 937-5818 ex. 10.
Thursdays—Support group for grandparents raising
grandchildren, 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at Safe Passage Family Resource Center, 208 Dana Street, Fort Bragg; 964-1931
or 964-3077. With holidays, some meeting days change.
Thursdays—Bingo; snacks and beverages provided; 7:00
p.m. (doors open at 6:00 p.m.), 490 North Harold Street;
964-0443.
Fridays—Noyo Food Forest learning garden hands-on experiences, 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., Fort Bragg High School;
964-0218.
Fridays—Swing Dancing, 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.,
Caspar Inn; Free and open to the public.
Saturdays—Noyo Food Forest community garden, 10:30
a.m. to 2:00 p.m.; grow food for the Food Bank; Mendocino
Community Garden next to the recreation center; 9640218.
Fourth Wednesday—The Noyo Chapter of the American
Rhododendron Society meets at 6:30 p.m. from September through April at the Fort Bragg Presbyterian Church.
Short business meeting followed by a speaker. All with an
interest in rhododendrons are encouraged to attend. More
information is available at: www.noyochapterars.com.
First Fridays—Women in Black Peace Vigil,
5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., Town Hall, Fort Bragg. All are welcome to come and stand in silence for Peace. You are welcome to bring a candle.
First and Third Fridays—Irish Set Dance Workshops, 6:00
p.m. to 8:00 p.m., 307 East Redwood Avenue, Fort Bragg; $5
at the door; 964-7525; social dances of rural Ireland, Irish
sets are danced by four couples in a square formation, to
lively reels, jigs, polkas, slides, and hornpipes; the figures
are not difficult, though the dance is fast-paced; musicians
familiar with Irish music are invited to come and play;
“drop-in” basis; newcomers always welcome, no partner
necessary; please wear clean, soft-soled shoes.
First Saturdays—SHARE (Simply Happy About Raw Eating) network’s Raw Food Potluck, 6:00 p.m.; bring an organic, raw vegan dish for eight people to share, a plate,
eating utensils; upstairs of the Company Store at Living
Light, Fort Bragg; 357-2030.
Second Wednesdays—Odd Fellows potluck and open
stage. Bring music, food, and poetry; 428 North Main
Street, Fort Bragg, behind PAWS; doors open by 6:00 p.m.;
961-6099 or 964-2511 on Wednesday.
Second Thursdays—Women In Business Network; conversation, new ideas, connections: 8:00 a.m., Caspar
Community Center. This month, June 13, Cate Hawthorne of Liquid Fusion Kayaking will present “Lessons from the Edge” – How creative risk-taking can
spark transformations in business (and in life). More
information at: http://coastwibn.org/
Second Fridays—Pub Night: open mic, games, food, conviviality, beer and wine. All ages welcome. Guest chef. Free
for the fun; fees for food and beverages. 6:30 p.m. to 9:30
p.m. Caspar Community Center; 964-4997.
Fourth Sunday—Grange Pancake Breakfasts: Inland, Little Lake Grange, 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Little Lake Grange
#670, 291 School Street, Willits; $6 for pancakes, eggs, ham
or bacon, juice, and coffee or tea; Thanksgiving coffee and
real maple syrup. Coast, Whitesboro Grange, 8:00 a.m. to
11:30 a.m.; ham and eggs, pancakes, juice, milk, coffee and
teas (herbal and regular), homemade berry syrup; three
miles up Navarro Ridge Road, just south of Albion village.
Fourth Sunday—Breakfast in Caspar, featuring local, organic and gourmet food, 9:00 a.m. to 11:30
a.m., Caspar Community Center, 15051 Caspar Road;
menu varies with the seasons; book sale takes place
in conjunction; call 964-4997 for more information or visit casparcommons.org for monthly menu.
Ongoing
2013 Mendocino County Farmers Markets
It’s time—Farmers Markets are open! Experience the
bounty of Mendocino County’s finest farmers, artisans,
and food purveyors. Get the freshest food available in our
county. WIC and EBT accepted at the markets
Fort Bragg: Wednesday, 3:30 p.m.–6:00 p.m., downtown,
Franklin and Laurel streets
Willits: Thursday, 3:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m., Willits City Park
Mendocino: Friday,12:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m., in the village,
Howard and Main streets • Boonville: Saturday, 10:00
a.m.–12:30 p.m., Boonville Hotel • Ukiah: Year-round Saturdays, 8:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m., Alex Thomas Plaza (School
and Clay streets) • Opening in June: Laytonville Opens
Monday June 17 • Redwood Valley Opens Sunday June 2
• Contact Mendocino County Farmers Market Association
Angela Novak Harney, Office Manager for more information, 964-6718.
Ongoing
Mendo Ab Watch
The abalone need you for a minimal commitment of just
three hours a month with Mendo Ab Watch. Season opens
April 1 and there are thirteen days in that month alone
with minus tides. If it matters to you, come and assist. Annual training was March 23.
www.mendoabwatch.com
July, 2013
Wed. 07/03
Mendocino Stories and Music Series
The stories of Mendocino are told through the lives of our
residents and of our offspring. Celebrating the music of
three Mendocino High graduates, Mendocino Stories and
Music Series is pleased to present “Good Job Honey” on
the eve of Independence Day. With influences from (but
hardly limited to) folk, rock, soul, blues, bossa nova,
rhythm and blues, and country, Good Job Honey offers a
lighthearted sound enjoyable to all walks of life and ages.
The band hangs its hat in Ashland, Oregon. Band members
are Sean Roberts (lead guitar, percussion, vocals), April
Heckeroth (vocals, glockenspiel, frog), and Austin Roberts
(guitar, ukulele, vocals).
$20 for reserved seating, $15 at the door.
Music starts at 7:30 p.m.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m. with bistro menu and full bar.
Mendocino Hotel
For tickets and more information, call Pattie at
707-937-1732 or visit www.mendocinostories.com
Thurs. 07/04
Fourth of July Celebration
Inland valley celebration sponsored by the Anderson Valley
Education Foundation. Kids costume parade, music, food,
drink, chili cook-off, huckleberry pie, and clowns.
11:00 a.m. • 866-466-3636
Thurs. 07/04
Fourth of July Parade
Hometown parade: A Special Day in Mendocino
Noon • Main and Lansing Streets, Mendocino 961-6300
Sat. 07/06
Point Arena Independence Day Celebration
Street Fair and fireworks at Arena Cove. Live bands, crafts
and activities, and a wide selection of food and drinks. Fun
for all ages. Fireworks by PyroSpectaculars will begin at
dark. Bring flashlights and jackets. No pets. Parking is limited/shuttle bus available. Additional parking at City Hall
with shuttle service to the pier.
$5 suggested donation at the gate.
4:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. • Arena Cove, Point Arena
www.pointarena.net
Sat. 07/06–Sun. 07/07
Fuzz Patrol
This fuzzy dj group has been putting on shows throughout
Northern California, and always deliver a good time.
$12/all ages • Arena Theater • Visit Fuzz Patrol on Facebook
Sat 07/06
World’s Largest Salmon Barbecue
Annual event sponsored but he Salmon Restoration Association to raise money to take positive action to restore
salmon to area rivers and streams. Salmon, corn, salad and
all the fixings.
Barbecue is $30 at the door; $23 presale at Harvest Market.
11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. • Noyo Harbor
www.salmonrestoration.com
Sat. 07/06
Fort Bragg Fireworks
The city of Fort Bragg and Mendocino Coast Chamber present fireworks. Viewed from Pomo Bluffs Park, Noyo Beach,
Noyo bridge and other public property.
$5 parking on the bluff. • 9:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
961-6300
Sat. 07/06
The Swingin’ Boonville Big Band
The Mendocino Coast Jazz Society and the Mendocino Art
Center bring back Jazz on the Lawn. Dance to the sounds
of the Swingin’ Boonville Big Band, a 21-piece jazz band,
led by Bob Ayres. Enjoy a picnic on the lawn with barbecued foods, soft drinks, and beer and wine. Free admission.
1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Mendocino Art Center, 45200 Little Lake Street,
Mendocino.
707-937-5818.
www.MendocinoArtCenter.org
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Sat. 07/06
Mendocino English Country Dance
English Country Dance is fun, relatively easy, communityoriented
dancing with live music. All dances are taught. No partner
is required. Beginners are encouraged to participate. No
special dress is required. Please bring potluck snacks and
beverages to share during the break. Alan Winston caller.
$10 • Newcomer instruction at 7:30 p.m.
Caspar Community Center • www.larkcamp.com
Sun. 07/07
Point Arena Independence Day Parade
Parade travels along Main Street/Highway 1.
Noon • Point Arena
Sun. 07/07
Acorn Family Picnic
Great food, games, live music, and beer and wine. All proceeds benefit the Pacific Community Charter School.
Point Arena Park, downtown. • www.pointarena.net
Sun. 07/07
John F. Kennedy: 50th Anniversary Memorial
Concert
Marja Liisa Kay and Jack Leung perform a selection of William Jay Sydeman’s works for voice and piano. Sydeman,
one of America’s most prolific and inventive composers,
will discuss his works and play recordings in this his
eighty-fifth year. The concert will also include his “Study
No. 2 for Orchestra,” which the Boston Symphony was
playing in an afternoon concert at the very moment of the
JFK assassination. Two years later the Boston Symphony
commissioned Jay to write the JFK In Memoriam to be narrated by E. G. Marshall. To his knowledge, this will be the
first public performance of the Boston Symphony’s broadcast of the piece since they played it in Boston, New York,
and Washington, D.C. fifty years ago.
Tickets $15. MAC members (with valid membership card)
$10. • 5:00 p.m. • Mendocino Art Center, 45200 Little Lake
Street, Mendocino. • 707-937-5818.
www.MendocinoArtCenter.org
Fri. 07/12–Sun. 07/14
PAINTINGS
Tzutujil Mayan artists Antonio Vásquez Yojcom and Juana
Mendoza Choloitio. Plus…selected weavings and embroidered pieces from Guatemala. One weekend only!
Friday, 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 10:00
a.m. to 5:00 p.m. • What’s Afoot Gallery in downtown Caspar • For information, please call 964-0321
Fri. 07/13
Laughter is the Best Medicine
Presented by RevUp Creative Media and Gloriana Musical
Theatre, Comedian Daryl Makk brings his unique brand of
stand-up comedy. On his The Planet Tour, Daryl is riding
his motorcycle from Alberta, Canada and causing uncontrollable laughter to the riding and non-riding public on
the Mendocino coast. Using a combination of storytelling
mixed with set-up punch lines, James Uloth makes observations on everyday situations we can all relate to while
politely pointing out some of the cultural contradictions
that have become the status quo. Adult subject matter,
over eighteen is advised. Guitarist Michael Parlengas will
open and close the comedy show and play during breaks
for your enjoyment. Enjoy the Bistro seating and silent
auction items to bid on including restaurant gift certificates, fine chocolates, and more.
$35 per person includes appetizers and one drink ticket.
Advance tickets: Tangents, Harvest Market in Fort Bragg,
Out of This World in Mendocino,
www.Gloriana.org, and 707 964-7469 • Eagles Hall Theater,
210 North Corry at Alder, Fort Bragg • 7:30 p.m.
Information at gloriana.org or 964-7469
Meet and Greet Daryl Makk in Point Arena before the
show. The Zen House: The Art of Motorcycle Maintenance,
170 Main Street welcomes Daryl Saturday, July 13 from
1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. in celebration of their fifth anniversary. Complimentary coffee and tasty treats.
Sat. 07/13 - Sun. 07/14
54th Annual Summer Arts & Crafts Fair
Fifty arts and crafts booths displaying unique handmade
artwork, including functional and sculptural ceramics,
wood and glass works, fiber wearables, watercolor and
acrylic paintings, photography, gourd and basket art, wire
toys, musical instruments, and mixed metal, natural stone,
gold, silver, and beaded jewelry. There will also be delicious food items and live local music. www.MendocinoArtCenter.org.
10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. • Mendocino Art Center, 45200
Little Lake Street, Mendocino. • 707-937-5818.
www.MendocinoArtCenter.org
Sat. 07/13–Sat. 07/27
Mendocino Music Festival
Variety of musical genres in the year’s season. Most concerts take place on the Mendocino Headlands State Park
in the 16,000 sq. ft. tent concert hall. Others are in intimate village venues for up close magic. More information
and to purchase tickets:
MendocinoMusic.org.
Thurs. 07/18
ruth weiss reading
7:30 p.m.
215 Main club in Point Arena
August, 2013
Fri. 08/02
Mendocino Stories and Music Series
“Folk-Rock with Soul” featuring Marcus McCallen along
with bassist Johnny Bush. Come on out for an evening of
original songs and select covers done in homegrown Mendocino Style by two seasoned pros with a taste for rhythm,
harmony, and FUN! Marcus McCallen brings with him an
irresistible blend of folk, rock, country and blues. On bass
and vocals, Johnny Bush, multi-instrumentalist, vocalist,
producer and audio engineer adds some tasty flavor. All
ages welcome!
Reserved seating $20, $15 general admission at the door.
The music starts at 7:30 p.m. • Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for
bistro menu and full bar. • Mendocino Hotel
Call Pattie at 937-1732 or visit www.mendocinostories.com
Sat. 08/03
Mendocino Stories and Music Series
The instrumental Eclectic Musical Adventure of - Funky
Grooves, Afro/Latin/Samba, Swampy Blues mixed with
Psychedelic World Fusion; BlueSun, formerly Blue Dudes.
Evolving with new tunes and sound — BlueSun welcomes
their new guitar player — Mendocino’s own stylistically
diverse Pilar Duran, along with groove drummer and
percussionist Claudia Paige, deep soulful bass funkster
Nat Montoya and melodic and rhythmic magic keyboard
player Doug Smith. Individually they have performed with
musicians such as Tito Puente, Bonnie Raitt, Jerry Garcia,
Aretha Franklin, Santana and more. All ages are welcome.
Reserved seating $20, $15 general admission at the door.
8:00 p.m.
Doors open at 6:00 p.m. with dinner menu and full bar.
Hill House Inn of Mendocino
For more info on this event, call Pattie at 937-1732 or visit
www.mendocinostories.com
Sat. 08/10–Sun. 08/11
Women’s Soccer Classic
The Abalone Cup tournament began in 1985 and this
year Soroptimist International will manage this popular
women’s tournament. This tournament is for women’s soccer teams and covers age-specific divisions from Under-19
through Over-40 teams. There is also a division in which
the excellent Open teams can compete.
Each team will play three games at a minimum (two on
Saturday and one on Sunday morning) with section winners and runner-up teams going against other section winners and runners-up in their division for the age-group/division champion and runner-up spots. Your team is invited
to join the fun.
Dana Gray Elementary and Fort Bragg Middle School fields
For more information about the tournament, including an
application for your team, please contact Lorraine Murphy
at 707-964-9551 ([email protected]) or visit www.
mendocoastsoccer.org
TOTAL
RAINFALL*
for the
MENDOCINO COAST
Total Rainfall 1993–1994 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27.67”
Total Rainfall 1994–1995 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55.32”
Total Rainfall 1995–1996 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39.23”
Total Rainfall 1996–1997 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42.36”
Total Rainfall 1997–1998 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73.33”
Total Rainfall 1998–1999 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46.40”
Total Rainfall 1999–2000 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35.13”
Total Rainfall 2001–2002 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43.40”
Total Rainfall 2002–2003 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44.00”
Total Rainfall 2003–2004 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27.41”
Total Rainfall 2004–2005 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39.79”
Total Rainfall 2005–2006 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52.18”
Total Rainfall 2006–2007 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29.20”
Total Rainfall 2007–2008 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32.59"
Total Rainfall 2008–2009 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24.17"
Total Rainfall 2009–2010 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46.89"
Total Rainfall 2010–2011 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50.75”
Total Rainfall 2011–2012 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31.82”
Total Rainfall
2012–2013
To Date 31.11”
Total Rainfall
May 30, 2013 to June 25, 2013
1.41”
This rainfall data was gathered at
Mendocino City
Community Services District
*Total rainfall is measured from July 1 of the preceding
year to June 30 of the current year.
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Poetry — Continued from Page 12
Through the early sixties, weiss stayed in North Beach, gathering material from her eclectic
community and filling pages and pages with innovative writings, autobiographical free verse
poems interlaced with quotidian doings, mythological references, flamboyant characters, magic.
This last, magic — also serendipity and synchronicity — probably inform her writing and life
more than any other phenomena. In her over-eight decades on the planet, weiss still retains
an innocence and wonder at the machinations of fate and writes about these recurrently. And,
in truth, happenstance meetings and unlikely coincidences do seem to materialize in her life
much more often than in most people’s. Her stories are bursting with examples of these karmic
chances, her poems laced together over time and place by attention to the arcane assemblages
that make her life story so exhilarating.
a life fully lived
The prize for a life fully lived is that ruth weiss is now an adored pioneer of beat poetry and
jazz. She teaches poetry to young people in Austria when she travels there for readings. She is
sought after by writers who want to chronicle her life and her art, and museums and galleries
who appreciate the contributions she has made. She has arrived, and is finally being recognized
for her accomplishments.
Three books by her came out this year, in Germany and Austria. Honored, awarded, written
about and feted by universities and scholars in Germany, Austria, Czech Republic, Mexico,
and New York (the Whitney Museum recently screened her avant-garde movie, the brink), and
hailed now more than ever as an innovator of poetry with jazz in the 1950s, she deserves these
accolades, and to be known, at last, in her own community.
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Already I have come to the limit of space, and so miniscule an account of so huge a story
cramps my style. It’s a beginning, no more. There is so much more. Find her. Buy her books. Go
to her readings. You will know everything. Google “ruth weiss” and be amazed. At eighty-four,
she has not slowed down her output. She still stays up all night writing, filling page after page
with autobiographical word-pictures, memories fresh as this minute, philosophical instructions,
puns and playing and passion. And, through and through, love.
The feeling of her writing is a jazz ballet, a jazz elopement, a spin and a dip and a skid. “…I
never stopped dancing,” she writes in can’t stop the beat. And she never has.
BIBLIOGRAPHY:
ruth weiss’s works include:
• Steps (1958)
• GALLERY OF WOMEN (1959)
• South Pacific (1959)
• Blue in Green (1960)
• THE BRINK (1961) film
• “LIGHT and other poems” (1976)
• DESERT JOURNAL (1977)
• SINGLE OUT (1978)
• FOR THESE WOMEN OF THE BEAT (1997)
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Full Circle (2002)
AFRICA (2003)
WHITE IS ALL COLORS (2004)
NO DANCING ALOUD (2006)
CAN’T STOP THE BEAT (2011)
ONE MORE STEP WEST IS THE SEA
(republished) (2012)
DESERT JOURNAL (republished) (2012)
A FOOL’S JOURNEY (2012)
A PARALLEL PLANET OF PEOPLE & PLACES
(2012)
At home in
San Francisco, 1972
– Photo:
Ingeborg
Gerdes
It must be twenty years now. I drove south to Albion to interview the important, but
barely-recognized (locally) poet, ruth weiss. (She eliminated the caps in protest of Hitler
and “her birthplace of Germany [where] all nouns are capitalized.”) That she lived on G
Road South was a bit of magic for me who’d become a poet on G Road North.
Most of all I remember an intense story of ruth and another nine-year-old girl whose
father was a Black South African. 1938, the fourth grade in Vienna. I’d studied the
Holocaust all my life but this was the first time I realized the danger for Africans. And
ruth finding herself in Chicago and New Orleans, dyeing her hair green, performing
her poetry with jazz musicians. And finding Lillian again who’d survived by joining an
Italian circus.
She first saw me, she said, at her fiftieth birthday party. 1978: I was living on Navarro
Bluff, making trips to poetry readings in San Francisco in search of my way. I remember
feeling I didn’t belong. I wasn’t pursuing Beat values, the lifestyle or writing, but I knew
and respected my roots.
We finished two ninety-minute cassettes. I drove them straight to Beth Bosk, for her
New Settler Interview, not bothering to make a copy, a problematic task living in my van
then. For whatever reason that interview never appeared.
Recently, I’ve been living on Bob Kaufman Alley in North Beach. ruth’s young face on
the cover of her latest book, can’t stop the beat, gazes out from the window of Focus
Gallery on Grant. Passing it every day, I’ve pondered the focus on ruth, given all the
poets of this historic street. This January I met her on the Hill House dance floor (Steven
Bates) with her green hair; she gifted me with the book, which once started, I couldn’t
put down. I read with a SF street map and a map of Mexico.
Oil on linen
painting by
Sutter Marin,
1959
“Bob Kaufman and ruth weiss [close poet buddies]…wrote from the boundary, the
very brink of selfhood,” a Beat scholar is quoted in the intro. “They displaced and
deconstructed the self in order to cross the boundary. The next generation would cross
back with a counterculture of new spirituality, environmental consciousness, civil rights,
black power, and feminism…”
Half of the book is the poem “i always thought you black,” of her lifelong affinity with
Blacks. The psychic impact of that African girl on ruth growing up in hiding in Vienna
becomes clear. “More than most of the Beat writers, weiss’ art marks the collision of
white biography on the fringe of African American culture.”
As does her search for nature, a rare Beat characteristic. She was here in Mendocino,
1963, sunning “naked on portuguese beach.” Someone said “she’s known all over the
world, but we don’t seem to know her.” This may have to do with a difference in aesthetics, the crossing back of our counterculture, but ruth weiss is a big root.
Poetry — Continued on Page 17
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Poetry — Continued from Page 16
Blake More on
the South Coast Poetry Scene
High school students
from Point Arena,
Mendocino, Willits and
Ukiah performed at the
13th Annual Countywide
Poetry Slam held in
April as part of National
Poetry Month.
– Photo Karen Lewis
More than Another Third Thursday in Point Arena
what poetry you have seen
along our imperious coastline
home to abalone and time
the brave willing to snake forward
weave along our precipice
for a roomful of ears
The heart-child of Fionna Perkins, the lifetime poet laureate of Point Arena and the founder of Mendocino County’s first bookstore in the late sixties, Point Arena’s Third Thursday
Poetry Series keeps us rural poets sane. For more than two decades of approximately
eleven visiting poets per year and a vibrant open mic, the series has provided a sort of
monthly communion; a place for Mendocino County poets to exalt in our poet-ness as
we read, listen, and unite in the remoteness of our lives.
Held in various locations across town over the years, including Bookends, the former
Coast Community Library, Point Arena CITYART gallery, Holy Grounds coffee shop to
name a few, the series moved to 215 Main, a wine bar and pub located in downtown
Point Arena, two years ago and added a live jazz improv band to our stage. The Original
Ensemble, comprised of Tim Mueller on guitar, James Hayes on bass and Chris Campbell
on drums, has added extra dimension to our mix as the group backs up poets of different
genres and styles, as well as jamming before, in between and after the reading.
Extending our cultural boundaries without actually having to drive 120 miles of highway
to San Francisco is a luxury only those who live remotely can truly understand. Many
of us have moved here because we want to fall asleep under a sky deep with stars; we
prefer bird songs to car engines; we chase sunsets and count time via the phases of
the moon. We even like living outside the pulse of society and are grateful to the poets
willing to make the trek. (As more than one featured reader has pointed out, the only
way to reach Point Arena is to down a Dramamine and white knuckle it along the Pacific
precipice. In fact, more than once, we have delayed the start of the reading so the featured reader could drink bubbly water and nibble on the dried ginger I keep on hand for
such occasions.)
No matter how profound it seems to us, sequestered life on the south coast of Mendocino County certainly isn’t for everyone, and visiting poets are often astonished, even
quietly appalled, by our lack of basic “necessities”: Cell phones only work if you stand
in the middle of the highway at the north end of town; grocery stores close at 7:00 p.m.,
restaurants at 9:00 p.m.; 24-hour pharmacies do not exist. Yet our devoted audience
listens intently, cries unabashedly, gasps and laughs where the writer hopes they will,
and once, rushed up to hug the poet after a particularly moving poem about motherhood.
Nearly every single poet we’ve brought to town during my nine-year tenure as Poets and
Writers grant writer says ours is among their best reading experiences ever! We become
as much a cultural awakening for them as they are for us.
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Page 17
Karen Lewis on
Poetry in the Schools
Third grader lets
his imagination
guide his writing.
– Photo: Justin
Lewis
What happens when you add students, visiting poets, public school teachers, hundreds
of pencils, and bundles of paper? Wonders. For the past thirty-plus years, poets have
been visiting local area K-12 schools to ignite imagination and stir intellectual curiosity
around creative writing. Students use personal life experiences and sensory observation
as a starting place to create poems, mentored by writers from California Poets in the
Schools, a statewide organization with a fifty-year history.
Blake More, Dan Roberts, Jabez W. (Bill) Churchill, PJ Flowers, Emily Inwood, Will Staple,
and Karen Lewis reached more than two thousand local area students this year, encouraging them to leap into poetry.
High school students practice performance skills in the national Poetry Out Loud recitation project, sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts, the California Arts
Council, and the Arts Council of Mendocino County. Annually the county Poetry Out Loud
champion heads to Sacramento for state finals. Poetry Out Loud encourages students to
explore voice, gesture, posture, and emotion while performing classical and contemporary poetry to live audiences. Another performance activity, the Mendocino County Slam,
now in its thirteenth year, brings teens from many area high schools together to share
original spoken word poetry.
Students write about nature, neighborhoods, family, animals real and imaged, and complicated emotional landscapes. Poetry is also a powerful way to discover and express
dreams for the future.
The Mendocino County Office of Education sponsors a countywide poetry anthology. The
book showcases talents of student poets ranging from kindergarten to high school, including some poems in translation from English-learning students. The Arts Council of
Mendocino County GASP [Get Arts in the Schools Program] project also sponsors a variety of creative writing projects annually.
Local youth have earned kudos in statewide and national poetry contests, or with scholarships to attend the California State Summer School for the Arts. For several years,
poets Blake More and Karen Lewis have been awarded California Arts Council Artists
in Schools awards to lead intensive poetry writing workshops at Dana Gray Elementary,
Mendocino K-8 School, Pacific Community Charter School, and Point Arena High School.
These residencies also include publication, multimedia, and audio broadcasts.
In an increasingly complex world, Mendocino’s youth find the courage to use imagination,
pencils, and paper to ponder life’s pressing questions, and to engage with one of the
most enduring human traditions: poetry.
Poet teacher Blake More, the Mendocino area coordinator for California Poets in the
Schools, says, “As to carrying poetry into the future, I am dreaming to create more
classroom-teacher/poet-teacher collaborations.”For more information, or to bring a poet
to your classroom, please contact California Poets in the Schools, www.cpits.org, or
[email protected]
Most poets who read for us do so out of curiosity, adventure and poetic altruism. While
very fortunate to have the support of Poets and Writers funding and generous community
members, these funds barely cover the price of fuel, not to mention food and hotel. To
offset, we house featured poets in our homes and serve them breakfast. This arrangement is working brilliantly, as previous poets frequently ask to come back, and we have
a long waiting list of new poets who want to visit our remote community. Perhaps it is
the buckwheat pancakes with wild huckleberries!
And who are these intrepid poets? Poets from North Beach, underground performance
art, Mendocino poets and the wider writers workshop world. Series committee members
Blake More, Cheri Ause and Janet Debar enjoy mixing it up stylistically as well as geographically so no one gets complacent about the series. This translates into something
for everyone: young poets boning up for the upcoming countywide poetry slam (photo
above is of a recent slam group – photo provided), the mid-career artists looking for
inspiration, the old timers who have seen it all yet are titillated by all the topics that used
to be taboo. We get it all: humor, language, philosophy, street, outsider, spirit, improv,
sensuality, rap, performance, lyricism, and diversity. Poetry, pure and penetrating.
LEFT: with Steven Arnold, San Francisco, 1965 – Photo provided; CENTER: Receiving the medal for
literary achievement at Town Hall, Vienna, 2006 – Photo provided; RIGHT: in San Francisco, 1971 –
Photo: Ingeborg Gerdes. REM
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home. The bathroom is large and attractive with a clawfoot tub/shower and tiled floor. The
backyard features a studio with half bath, great for guests or hobbies. Deep lot spans
from Ukiah Street to Calpella Street. Two rustic buildings provide a large established
footprint that may allow expansion or additional structure. New forty-year roof and in
wonderful condition with full foundation. (23893)
Offered at $519,000
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ANDERSON VALLEY RETREAT CENTER Recently operated as Frogwood Retreat
Center, this forested 38.95± acre property offers great potential for a variety of uses
including cabin rental get-away, conference center, personal retreat facility, etc. (with
proper new use permit). Prior uses since 1965 include a restaurant/bar with lodging,
school, and retreat center. The three-story lodge has three restrooms, a kitchen built
for commercial use, and a small apartment. There are seven self-contained cabins, an office building, laundry hut, and storage container shelter. All cabins have R-38 insulation
or better in roofs and new thermal windows and doors. Many recent upgrades to cabins
and property infrastructure. A total of 42,500 gallons of spring-fed water storage can
gravity feed facility. Sale includes many furnishings and appliances. (23840)
Offered at $1,200,000
VILLAGE VICTORIAN WITH CHARM AND VERSATILITY! This farmhouse was the residence of well-known local dairy farmers Spencer and Senith Hills and originally stood on a
250-acre dairy farm. The east/kitchen wing was added to this Victorian in 1880. There are
five bedrooms and 2.5 baths. One of the bedrooms is a separate master suite that can function as a “mother-in-law” apartment with kitchenette and private patio. Beautiful wide plank
wood floors throughout. The gourmet kitchen features a large granite island with deep dual
sinks and commercial grade stainless steel appliances. While the hours away with friends and
nosh on the spacious porch with distant views of the ocean and redwood forested ridges above
Big River. Ambiance everywhere with fireplaces in the living room and dining room, ten-foot
ceilings, and a sweeping staircase. Big front and back yards, chicken coop, and more. Endless
options, wonderful home! Seller Financing Available! (23659)
Price Reduced! Now $1,290,000
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acre parcel offers a variety of terrain and possibilities: open level acreage at the top
with lovely distant views, plus forested slopes and pasture land. Good producing well in
place and PG&E nearby, plus good exposure for solar. Rough driveway leads to open, level
potential homesite. Beautiful big redwoods and fir forest and calypso orchids abound.
Plenty of privacy available. (22836)
Offered at $297,000
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PACIFIC PANORAMA 322 acres offers a little of everything including panoramic views
of the Pacific coastline, redwood timber, meadows, southern and western exposure, lots
of flat to gently sloped land, access via two separate roads, and total privacy. The zoning
should allow subdivision into two parcels. (23909)
Offered at $1,495,000
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MORE THAN JUST A PRETTY FACE This home is so much more than dry wall thanks to an eclectic mix of modern surfaces combined with vintage treasures. White pine floors rescued from a Singer
sewing machine factory in Canada; double front doors from an old shop in Fort Bragg; beaded-board
kitchen walls from the Point Arena Mercantile contrast with galvanized sheet metal counters; white
marble island countertop from the Berkeley library and antique dressers re-purposed into bathroom vanities. First floor bedroom suite with slate shower and separate tub. Beamed and soaring
vaulted ceiling in the kitchen, and living and dining room. Relax on the deck with views of the Navarro
River and Pacific Ocean. There is also a four-car garage with a workshop and large studio. (23912)
Offered at $899,900
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YE OLDE HOMESTEAD WITH VINEYARD POTENTIAL This 210+ ranch and timber
property in the Comptche sun has been owned by the same family since about 1900.
There are two older homes plus a manufactured home, two cabins and numerous farm
buildings. Get back to the land on this historic slice of heaven. Farming and ranching
possibilities abound with open pasture, timberland, spring water, and the ideal inland
climate. According to viticultural consultants, approximately 20 percent to 25 percent
of the property may prove suitable for a boutique Pinot noir vineyard along a ridge separating the Navarro and Albion River drainages. (23663)
Price Reduced! Now $2,199,000
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OCEANFRONT FARMLAND AND PASTURES This 185± acres is row crop quality
oceanfront farmland with a large pond and irrigation system. On the market for the first
time, the property is in Ag Preserve or Timber zoning so the taxes are relatively low. Don’t
miss this unique opportunity to own a large tract of frontage on the Pacific. (23647)
Price Reduced! Now $1,995,000
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THIS IS A GREAT PROPERTY, located in the sunbelt
with plenty of room to have a tractor size garden or
just enjoy the mature landscaping and fruit trees.There
is storage and shop area in the detached garage. MLS
23934 Listed for $299,000
THIS GRAND PIECE OF OCEANFRONT PROPERTY
with its panoramic views from its 12.9 acres, is located approximately 1 mile south of the quaint town
of Elk. There is a small comfortable studio on a slab
foundation as well as a two-story, 1,600 sq. ft., Dutch
barn with living quarters above. MLS 23281 Listed
for $1,475,000
A THREE BEDROOM, 1 bath fixer on Highway 20,
please bring your tool belt. The land itself shows the
signs of once being a nursery, with a good many mature
rhododendron and fuchsia throughout the propery.
This is a Probate sale and requires Court Approval.
Please no drive bys; large dogs on site. MLS 23638
List Price $113,500
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BEAUTIFUL OCEAN VIEWS from this large, two-story, nicely landscaped home. Private setting with
lots of room. Fenced garden, sunny picnic table, and fenced area for a dog. Two staircases, nice home
office, open space kitchen and living room area, fireplace, and solariums on west and east side. Does
need some updating. A must-see! $695,000
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MENDOCINO  1061 MAIN STREET 707 9375822
FORT BRAGG  690 SOUTH MAIN STREET 707 9643610
SURFWOOD SERENITY — Find your new home only minutes from Mendocino village! This one-story, 2 bedroom, 2
bath, Surfwood home features lots of interior redwood, new
carpet and linoleum, a four-year-old roof, and newly stained
redwood siding and decking. A fantastic value! (23917)
$398,000
JOSHUA GRINDLE INN — For thirty years the beautiful Joshua
Grindle Inn has been #1 in the hearts of the owners and the residents of Mendocino village. Now it is top ranked in the hearts
of visitors as well having earned the top spot on Trip Advisor.
Ten units are spread out in three buildings on over 1.5 acres.
The property includes a very comfortable owners’ residence with
private garden, two-car garage, workshop, private office, massage studio plus a room for the owners’ personal guests. The centerpiece is the 1870s home of Joshua Grindle and a three-story
water tower. (23608) $2,695,000
“OCEANFRONT OASIS” — From Coastal Highway 1, a paved
drive winds through state land until reaching this stunning,
sixteen-acre, private oceanfront oasis. Driving further west one
gets a sense of seclusion, bordered by state land on three sides
until arriving at the home, perched on a bluff, with dramatic
views of the coastline south, west and north. Private stairs from
the bluff reach the rocks that surround the point for fishing, diving or kayaking. Built in early seventies as a retirement home,
this home has been in the same family for years and lovingly
used as a family retreat or vacation spot. Spectacular views from
the south-facing bedrooms and the living room greet you as the sun rises. Waves dancing on the rocks
from all angles will keep the attention of any guest while entertaining. See the breathtaking views at
http://www.seetheproperty.com/97555 (23435) $2,999,000
VILLAGE FARM AND HOME WINERY — The finest in
village living: three full legal residences; water tower; private,
quiet and a complete farm. Gardens, lawns, pasture, barn,
chicken coops and privacy. Ocean views from nearly every
room. Complete home winery crusher/stemer, press bottler
for making four barrels of wine a year. (23338) $1,950,000
HILL HOUSE HOTEL OF MENDOCINO — Perched above Mendocino on an ocean view knoll, Hill
House offers opportunity to own and operate a larger property of forty-four-unit inn, bar, restaurant,
banquet, and meeting facilities. Guests can walk to Mendocino, the headlands, and enjoy the quiet
location and spacious gardens. Built in 1978 and 1985 the property offers the advantage of modern
construction, elevator, and kitchen facilities. Built from the ground up to be a hotel the operation is
very efficient. Bank and SBA financing available. (23910) $6,950,000
LIVE AND WORK IN THE HEART OF MENDOCINO — Perfect live/work retail building for an artist. Great investment, newly
reconstructed, 2 bedroom, 1 bath apartment plus studio, and commercial rentals. Adjacent property available (MLS 20714). Zoning
allows residence on Calpella Street where sign is. Businesses are not
for sale! (21406) $699,500
SUNSET COVE — Contemporary oceanfront estate. Expansive
views greet you as you enter this contemporary masterpiece. The
pure lines, massive Italian limestone hearth, traversing beams, and
soaring ceiling heights all contribute to the residence’s expansive
feeling of openness; while floor-to-ceiling windows act as a visual
threshold between living space and Pacific views. Rebuilt from the
foundation up in 2000 with meticulous attention to construction
and craftsmanship, this privately positioned and sheltered 6,800±
sq. ft. residence encompasses four bedrooms, four bathrooms, and
two powder rooms, award winning chef’s kitchen, art gallery, media room, his/her offices, and wine
cellar in the main house; and an additional mid-level guest wing featuring two bedrooms, one bath, a
living room, and kitchen. Home will be sold with furnishings of antiques and noteworthy pieces individually selected by world-renowned interior designer. (23051) $4,900,000
EVENING TELEPHONES
Barry Cusick, Broker Assoc. 937-4010
Cheri Osborne, Broker Assoc. 357-4414
Jim Eldridge, Realtor® 937-6070
Sarah Schoeneman, Realtor 937-1183
Johanna Hopper, Realtor® 937-1671
Ted Tanner, Broker Assoc. 813-7425
Bob Jetton, Realtor® 734-0417
Phyllis St. John, Broker Assoc. 937-5822
Art Love, Realtor® 972-6585
Greg Burke, Broker 489-7027
CUSTOM HOME WITH LARGE SHOP
— Custom, 2 bedroom, 2 bath home with
bonus rooms for family and guests. Spacious living room with vaulted ceiling and
French doors which lead to a terrazzo
concrete patio with redwood pergola.
Large shop building with tall door, great
for RV or boat. 6± acres. Fenced garden
area, great property for animals. (23945)
$669,000
OCEANFRONT VILLA — Enjoy the unique
location with beach access and top-of-mountain
views out over the Pacific. Relax in the hot tub,
entertain guests, hike, bike, ride or dive; you can
do it all from this beautiful Italian villa-style
home. Lots of room for your wine cellar below
house. (23170) $925,000
CITY HOME — Great. 3 bedroom, 1 bath
home close to schools and aquatic center.
Bamboo flooring in living room and bedrooms, tile pavers in dining, and kitchen area.
Large backyard with workshop. Redwood
deck. (23818) $249,000
COUNTRY CHARMER — Immaculate inside and
out. Move-in ready home with open floor plan and
vaulted ceilings. Private patio off of living room
perfect for entertaining. Modern kitchen with large
island, granite countertops, and custom cabinetry
throughout. Propane range, pantry, and breakfast
bar. Oversized attached two-car garage, a plus. Nicesized detached artists’ studio awaits your creative talents. Plenty of space outside for perhaps an organic
garden. Partially fenced with a private country feel in
a desirable location. (23811) $525,000
CONTEMPORARY OCEANFRONT HOME — Incredible views, spectacular sunsets, beautiful moonlit
evenings. This exclusive gated oceanfront property features an architecturally stunning contemporary home
with four bedrooms, 3.5 baths. This home is perfect for
entertaining with its open floor plan along with an outdoor barbecue kitchen area in the enclosed patio. Views
are seen from all major rooms of this spectacular home.
Large kitchen, granite tiles, game room with custom
built-in entertainment system, pool table, indoor sauna,
outdoor hot tub, vaulted ceilings, skylights, security system, and generator backup. This is a must-see home.
(23767) $1,475,000
ENJOY COUNTRY LIVING — You could dance the
night away while living in this 1905 converted ‘’Noyo Hill
Dance Hall’’ The home is very spacious, and has lots of
character and charm with its fourteen-foot ceilings in
the living area, original tongue and groove redwood, fir
wood floors, even the original ticket window. All this on 9
partially fenced acres with a creek running through, with
a gated entry. A two-car garage with a guest quarters
above. Lots of fruit trees, berries, chicken coop, and even
a kennel for your dog. (23292) $479,000
EVENING TELEPHONES
John Kruzic, Realtor® 357-0354 Linda Simpson, Realtor® 813-0964
Gary J. Roach, Realtor® 489-1136 Dale Simpson, Realtor® 530-859-0964
Greg Burke, Broker 489-7027
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