Philo is an unincorporated community in Mendocino County, California. It is located 5.5 miles (9 km) northwest of Boonville, at an elevation of 331 feet (101 m). Philo is located in Anderson Valley in western Mendocino County. In the 2000 census, Philo had a population of 1,098. Situated along Indian Creek as it flows into the Navarro River, Philo is the home of KZYX, the local public radio station. Two small specialty lumber mills in Philo are all that remains of a once vigorous timber economy in Anderson Valley. Philo is the heart of the Anderson Valley wine region. (See Anderson Valley for a list of the region's winemakers. ) The first post office opened in 1888. The ZIP Code is 95466. The community is inside area code 707. Two versions of how Philo was named are current: first, that its founder Cornelius Prather named it after his favorite female cousin; second, that he named it for his former home at Philo, Illinois.

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Public utilities provide electric, gas, water or telephone service to customers in a specified area. Utilities have a duty to provide safe and adequate service on reasonable terms to anyone who lives within the service area on without discriminating between customers. Because most utilities operate in near monopolistic conditions, they can be heavily regulated by local, state, and federal authorities. Generally, the local and state agencies are called Public Service Commissions (PSC) or Public Utility Commissions (PUC). Municipal Utilities and Rural Electric Cooperatives may be unregulated though.