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GOP candidates for governor just keep getting weirder BY TOM GOGOLA recent story in the Los Angeles Times caught our attention. Seems there’s a guy running for governor of California who has some pretty interesting bona fides to recommend him to the post: first, he’s a registered sex offender; second, he was sentenced to 12 years in prison for manslaughter.

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In an eyeball-popping report in the Times last week, Seema Mehta wrote about candidate Glenn Champ’s presentation to a gathering of hundreds of California Republicans, as the state GOP sorts out who will lose to Gov. Jerry Brown this November. Representing the felony wing of the party, Champ claims his experiences will come in handy working with politicians in Sacramento. As Mehta wrote, “He calls them criminals, saying, for example, that they routinely infringe upon constitutionally protected gun rights.” “I know what the criminal mind thinks, and I know how it works, and I know how to stop it, and that’s something [other politicians] don’t get,” Champ told the paper. We’re calling Champ’s ascendancy into GOP legitimacy part of the “Issa effect,” after Darrell Issa, the SoCal Congressman who parlayed a life of crime—stealing cars, concealing guns—into a powerful seat in the U.S. House of Representatives. It’s unclear whom Issa will support for governor—but it is clear that the GOP ticket is shaping up as a doozy. There’s state assemblyman and Second Amendment “gundamentalist” Tim Donnelly, who recently accused Barack Obama of being a dictator on par with Adolph Hitler. Donnelly is the California founder of a revived Minuteman movement, hypernationalist patriots bent on spilling the blood of a tyrant, if only they could get their hands on one. Donnelly got caught with a loaded gun in an airport a few years ago. Then there’s former U.S. Treasury official Neel Kashkari, whose recently unveiled “jobs plan” includes fracking the Monterey Shale and rolling back state environmental regulations and labor laws. Another horsemen of the inevitable electoral apocalypse is Laguna Hills mayor Andrew Blount, and he’s looking pretty good right now. Blount didn’t kill anyone, he didn’t carry a loaded gun into an airport, and he didn’t call the president Hitler. We’re not sure where Blount stands on destroying California’s water supply, but we’re willing to hear him out. Tom Gogola is a contributing editor to this paper. Open Mic is a weekly feature in the ‘Bohemian.’ We welcome your contribution. To have your topical essay of 350 words considered for publication, write openmic@bohemian.com.

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Shadow of a Drought Lack of water leads to stresses on California farms BY NICOLAS GRIZZLE

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ffects of the ongoing drought in California extend beyond shortening our showers and leaving rose bushes thirsty. “We’re already doing price increases,” says Albert Straus, president of Straus Family Creamery. “I can’t see it coming down yet.”

The company, which comprises eight dairies, has already experienced milk and cream shortages this year because of the drought. And Straus’ creamery is not alone. Rex Williams, owner of Williams Ranch, says he had to sell 100 ewes to ensure there would be enough grass and water for the rest to live through the season. “This is huge,” Williams says. “I’ve heard

the old timers tell stories [about the 1976–77 drought], but now I’m experiencing it.” His flock, which totaled 389 ewes, is down to less than half that number. California just experienced its third driest winter on record— and its hottest winter on record. Northwest California received just 12.6 inches of rain—3.3 inches less than the 1977 benchmark ) 11

Ayala couldn’t say for certain what Huerta would touch on in her lecture at SSU this week, but he did mention that she had inquired about the killing of 13-year-old Andy Lopez at the hands of a Sonoma County Sheriff’s deputy. If anyone can take on the responsibility of guiding a community through such an emotionally charged subject, it’s Huerta. “She helps set the agenda,” says Ayala. “She is the rallying cry for the Hispanic community.” Whatever the topic, the audience, expected to be made up of about a thousand students, faculty and community members, will likely be hanging on every word. Huerta’s message is simple, which is probably why it’s been so powerful for over 50 years: ¡Sí, se puede!—“Yes, we can!” Dolores Huerta speaks Thursday, March 27, in the new Student Center Ballroom at SSU. 1801 E. Cotati Ave., Rohnert Park. 7:30pm. $10. 707.664.4246. —Nicolas Grizzle The Bohemian started as The Paper in 1978.

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‘When you can grow wine grapes and get $50 a bottle, you don’t want to grow hay.’ One major difference between meat and dairy cows is the amount of water they drink. A dairy cow, which needs more hydration to make more milk, can drink up to 50 gallons of water on a hot day. That means even if there is enough food, without more rain, dairies could face even more strain. “It’s a lot worse than the ’76–’77 drought,” says Straus, whose farm was started by his father in 1941. Though the eight dairies in the Straus Family Creamery “have reported having enough water, filling ponds and reservoirs for the season to come,” Straus says he’d like to see more conservation statewide. “When I travel to Southern California, I don’t see any conservation there.” State Assemblyman Marc Levine, D-San Rafael, has introduced a bill that would allow treated human wastewater for use with livestock. But farmers, including Williams and Straus, are skeptical. “The use of tertiary treated human wastewater for livestock is not tested and not approved,” says Straus. Even if it’s passed in the Legislature, he says, “I will not subject my cows and my customers to this potentially harmful method.”

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for the driest year on record. Gov. Jerry Brown declared the drought an emergency, and the federal government has allowed a variance on grazing requirements for organic beef and dairy products. “Pasture is stunted, growing slower than normal,” says Straus, who started the first organic dairy in the western United States, in 1994. The variance, which loosens a 120day pasture-grazing requirement, has helped, says Straus, but “it all depends on what happens with the rains going forward.” The fact that cows aren’t grazing outdoors doesn’t affect the product in a noticeable way, says Straus, but it does increase demand for other feed sources. There is a lack of certified organic hay, which is used to supplement organic cows’ diet. “If you haven’t gotten a contract for hay [already], there’s nothing out there,” says Straus. The lack of hay has resulted in a price increase of about 50 percent, and if current conditions continue, Straus says the shortage could last another two or three years. Jennifer Bice, owner of Redwood Hill Farm and Creamery, says she hasn’t been too worried about a lack of water; her company makes products with goat’s milk, and goats don’t drink as much as cows. But she is watching the Weather Channel these days for another reason. “Most hay is grown in the Central Valley,” she says. “If they’re even going to get the water to grow the hay, at the very least it’s going to be very expensive.” Like most farmers, Bice feeds her animals hay to supplement the grasses and other plants consumed on the pasture. She has enough to last a few more months, but “this summer will be the telling tale,” she says. There aren’t many local sources, says Bice, because “when you can grow wine grapes and get $50 a bottle, you don’t want to grow hay.” Ranches in wetter regions aren’t hit as hard by the drought, but are still feeling the effects. “Because of our location on the coast, we get a lot more precipitation than other places inland,” says

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Jocelyn Brabyn of Bodega Bay’s Salmon Creek Ranch. Their land is certified organic, but the animals aren’t, owing to technicalities in the certification process, says Brabyn. “The cows have not gone hungry thus far,” says Brabyn, “but we’ve had to get water trucked in for the ducks.” The cost of trucking-in water, she says, has been as high as $700 per month.

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GENERATIONS Harrison Heitz’s grandfather bottled the first Heitz Cellar wine over 40 years ago.

Moral Fortitude The Grignolino grape lives on at Heitz Cellar BY JAMES KNIGHT

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mong the words that may be used to describe makers of Napa Valley luxury wine, “moral” is not the first to pop up in the mind. But that’s how Eric Asimov, wine writer for the New York Times, characterized Heitz Cellar during a presentation of lesserknown Napa Valley wines. Heitz’s moral fortitude, as it were, is supplied by a little-known grape called Grignolino. Like most

Napa Valley producers, Heitz is known best for Cabernet Sauvignon, particularly its Martha’s Vineyard. The fruit of a handshake deal between Joe and Alice Heitz and the May family, Martha’s was first made as a single-vineyard wine in 1966, and has been acclaimed as one of the top wines of the 20th century. When Heitz Cellar was founded, in 1961, in what was basically a garage on Highway 29, the property came with eight acres of Grignolino that had been planted by one Leon Brendel. Called “the little strawberry” in Piedmont,

Grignolino is enjoyed as an earlyto-bottle table wine while the Nebbiolo ages. Brendel’s 1949 wine label includes a logo with an index finger pointing upward above the motto “Only One” —it’s either curiously reminiscent of Dr. Bronner’s “All-One,” or a forerunner of the zany label trend of recent years. Throughout Napa Valley, oddballs like Brendel’s Grignolino, no matter how delightful, have been replaced with popular varietals like Cabernet Sauvignon. The Heitz 2012 Grignolino is

exotically aromatic, expressing the sweetness of flowering vines, the foxiness of wild grapes, and bright berry flavors. It’s both different and easy to like. But is it moral? “We don’t really see it that way,” says Harrison Heitz, a thirdgeneration member of the family business. “It’s something we enjoy drinking.” The rosé of Grignolino, Harrison says, was inspired by a particular demand: “My grandmother’s edict was, ‘It has to be ready by Easter!’” The winery was relocated to the hills above the Silverado Trail in 1964. Opening the door to a preProhibition stone cellar, Harrison shows off the hallowed place where Martha’s sleeps—and does it with an unstudied lack of flourish, like someone pointing out his grandfather’s tool shed. The élevage program is unusual in this press-to-barrel era; Heitz stores new wine in old, upright wooden tanks for a year before transferring it to Limousin oak barrels. The current release is the 2009. Heitz keeps more than a decade of vintages in reserve, allowing buyers to enjoy an older wine like the 2005 Martha’s, with its warming, soft and integrated palate and hint of dried mint tea, without worrying about how it will age in their own possibly suboptimal cellaring conditions—the back of a kitchen cabinet, for instance. A vineyard occupies a gently sloping bowl behind the winery. The yellow-green leaves budding out on this first day of spring belong to Grignolino. Because conditions are better for Grignolino up here, says Heitz, cuttings were brought to the home ranch for replanting. They have treated it with great care indeed— even if Heitz won’t admit to an obligation to preserve this varietal in California. Cabernet is now planted beside Heitz’s public tasting room, where there is still no fee charged. “Like in the golden age of Napa,” says the tasting room host. “Walk up and taste it, buy if you like it.” Perhaps Heitz has taken a moral stand, after all.

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Bruno’s on Fourth American. $$-$$$. There’s real sophistication lurking in these upscale American comfort staples like flat-iron steak and fries, macaroni-ham casserole and stellar braised lamb shank. Lunch and dinner, Tues-Fri; dinner only, Sat; Sun, brunch and dinner. 1226 Fourth St, Santa Rosa. 707.569.8222.

Dempsey’s Alehouse Gourmet pub fare. $-$$. Popular brewpub and bistro, award-winning handcrafted beers, outdoor dining in summer and pork chops to die for. Lunch and dinner daily. 50 E Washington St, Petaluma. 707.765.9694.

convivial atmosphere. Lunch and dinner, Mon-Sat. 8492 Gravenstein Hwy, Ste M (in the Apple Valley Plaza), Cotati. 707.793.9300.

Osake Sushi Bar & Grill Japanese. $$$. Gourmet sushi, exotic seasoned seaweed salad, robata grill specialties and premium sakes. Lunch and dinner, Mon-Sat. 2446 Patio Ct, Santa Rosa. 707.542.8282.

Stout Brothers Pub & Restaurant Irish. $$. Atmospheric, if a little faux, but a great ploughman’s lunch. Lunch and dinner daily. 527 Fourth St, Santa Rosa. 707.636.0240.

Zazu Cal-Euro. $$$. Perfectly executed dishes that sing with flavor. Zagat-rated with much of the produce from its own gardens. Dinner, Wed-Sun; brunch, Sun. 6770 McKinley St #150, Sebastopol. 707.523.4814.

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Gohan Japanese. $$-$$$. Superb Japanese favorites with modern twists like greentea cheesecake and wakame snow-crab caviar salad in a martini glass. Lunch and dinner, Mon-Fri; dinner only, Sat-Sun. 1367 McDowell Blvd, Petaluma. 707.789.9296.

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American. $-$$. Comforting Momma-style food like fried green tomatoes, onion meatloaf and homey chickenfried steak with red-eye gravy in a restaurant lined with cookbooks and knickknacks. Breakfast, lunch and dinner, Wed-Sun; breakfast and lunch, Tues. 566 San Anselmo Ave, San Anselmo. 415.459.6862.

Indian. $-$$. A Sonoma County institution, and for good reason. Of the more than 100 menu choices, all are worthwhile. Lunch, Mon-Sat; dinner daily. 409 Mendocino Ave, Santa Rosa. 707.579.5999.

JoJo Sushi Japanese. $-$$. Hip downtown eatery features fresh sushi, sashimi, teriyaki, and innovative specials. Lunch and dinner daily. 645 Fourth St, Santa Rosa. 707.569.8588.

Lynn’s Thai Thai. $$. A taste of real Thailand in

$$$$. Enjoy flavorful and rich regional fare in the rustic décor of an Argentinean ranch. Lunch, Mon-Fri; dinner daily. 340 Ignacio Blvd, Novato. 415.833.0901.

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Casa Mañana Mexican. $. Big burritos a stone’s throw from the perfect picnic spot: Perri Park. The horchata is divine. Lunch and dinner daily. 85 Bolinas Rd, Fairfax. 415.454.2384.

Californian. $$. Thai meets California, with fresh fruit accents, light herbs and spices, and a great mango-duck summer roll. Lunch, Mon-Fri; dinner daily. 1444 Fourth St, San Rafael. 415.455.0444.

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Robata Grill & Sushi Japanese. $$. Mmm. With thick slices of fresh sashimi, Robata knows how to do it. The rolls are big winners. Lunch, MonFri; dinner daily. 591 Redwood Hwy, Mill Valley. 415.381.8400.

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Sol Food Puerto Rican. $. Flavorful, authentic and homestyle at this Puerto Rican eatery, which is as hole-in-thewall as they come. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. San Rafael locations: 811 Fourth St. 415.451.4765. 901 & 903 Lincoln Ave. 415.256.8903. Mill Valley location: 401 Miller Ave, Mill Valley.

Sorella Caffe Italian. $$. The embodiment of Fairfax casual, with delicious, high-quality food that lacks pretension. Dinner, TuesSun. 107 Bolinas Rd, Farifax. 415.258.4520. Station House Cafe American-California. $$. Innovative menu, fresh local seafood and range-fed meats. Outdoor dining; full bar. Breakfast, lunch and dinner, Thurs-Mon. 11180 State Route 1, Pt Reyes. 415.663.1515.

Sushi Ran Japanese. $$$$. This beautiful restaurant attracts locals and tourists with its fresh catches. A wide selection of nigiri,

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As seen in the 2012 documentary Somm, within a minute of tasting, Ian Cauble could tell this much about a particular wine: “Aromas coming out are like this lime candy, lime zest, crushed apples, underripe green mango, underripe melon, melon skin, green pineapple. And the palate: wine is bone dry, really this, like, crushed slate, and crushed chalky note, like crushed hillside. There are white florals, almost like a fresh-cut flower, white flowers, white lilies, no evidence of oak. There’s a kind of a fresh—like a freshly opened can of tennis balls, and a fresh new rubber hose.� He was spot-on with his description, and then correctly identified the wine: a 2009 Clare Valley Riesling. And this was before he became the 197th master sommelier in the world, and before he won the “world championship,� as he calls it, earning the title Top Young Sommelier in the World. When Cauble began his education at Sonoma State University, he surely couldn’t have known he would become one of the youngest master sommeliers in history. He might not have known even when he graduated in 2003, with degrees in business administration and Spanish. But after working that summer at a vineyard in Chile, “he decided that drinking great wine and eating great food was what he wanted to do with his life,� says Shalyn Eyer of SSU’s School of Business and Economics. Cauble speaks at a screening of Somm, with hors d’oeuvres paired with wine he has selected, on Friday, March 28, at the Student Center Ballroom at SSU. 1801 E. Cotati Ave., Rohnert Park. 6pm. $25. 707.664.2260. —Nicolas Grizzle

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French Laundry Definitive California Cuisine. $$$$. What else is there to say? Chef Thomas Keller’s institution is among the very best restuarants in the country. 6640 Washington St., Yountville. 707.944.2380.

FumĂŠ Bistro & Bar California cuisine. $$$. California bistro fare that nearly always hits the mark. Lunch and dinner daily; brunch, Sat-Sun. 4050 Byway E, Napa. 707.257.1999.

Gillwoods Cafe Diner. $-$$. Classic hometown diner, specializes in the homemade. Breakfast and lunch daily. 1313 Main St, St Helena. 707.963.1788. Gott’s Roadside Tray Gourmet Diner. $-$$.

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La Toque Restaurant French-inspired. $$$$. Set in a comfortable elegantly rustic dining room reminiscent of a French lodge, with a stone fireplace centerpiece, La Toque makes for memorable special-occasion dining. The elaborate wine pairing menus

are luxuriously inspired. Dinner daily. 1314 McKinstry St, Napa. 707.257.5157.

Pizza Azzurro Italian. $. Run by a former Tra Vigne and Lark Creek Inn alum, the pizza is simple and thin, and ranks as some of the best in the North Bay. Lunch and dinner daily. 1260 Main St (at Clinton), Napa. 707.255.5552.

Zuzu Spanish tapas. $$. Graze your way through a selection of tasty tapas in a lively rustic chic setting with a popular wine bar. Bite-sized Spanish and Latin American specialties include sizzling prawns, Spanish tortilla, and Brazilian style steamed mussels. Lunch, Mon-Fri; dinner daily. 829 Main St, Napa. 707.224.8555.

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S O N OM A CO U N T Y Everett Ridge Vineyards & Winery As is the custom at sister winery Esterlina, orange cheese puffs are served for palate cleansing between sips of exclusive Cole Ranch Riesling and big, soft and fruity reds. Plus, inexpensive, solid and sassy “Diablita” rocks screw-capped bottles of Sonoma County Red, White, Pink and Zin. Dandy view can be enjoyed from the tasting room or the patio. 435 West Dry Creek Road, Healdsburg. Open daily, 10am–5pm. Tasting fee, $15. 707.433.1637.

Gourmet au Bay Seafood takes to wine even better than water. Wine bar and retail shop offers flights served on custom wooden “surfboards,” artisan cheese and cracker plate, and liberal bring-your-own picnic policy. Cold crab cakes and sparkling wine at sunset on the bay? Sounds like a date. 913 Hwy. 1, Bodega. Wine surfing, $8. 707.875.9875. Little Vineyards All of the Little’s wines are made from their 15-acre estate vineyards, and they’re serious about their product. Zin and Syrah are stars here. 15188 Sonoma Hwy., Glen Ellen. By appointment. 707.996.2750.

Meeker Vineyard You might expect Meeker to be more slicked-out, what with its big-time Hollywood origins (co-owner Charlie Meeker is a former movie executive). But that’s clearly not the case. 21035 Geyserville Ave., Geyserville. Open Monday– Saturday, 10:30am–6pm; Sunday, noon–5pm. 707.431.2148.

Old World Winery Meaning, a simpler time when grapes were trodden under bare foot and wine was made the natural way? Yes. Fun fact: the small, family-owned winery was the original Williams-Selyem location. 850

River Road, Fulton. Thursday– Sunday 11am–5pm or by appointment. Tasting fee $5. 707.578.3148.

Ravenswood Winery The winery motto is “No wimpy wines,” and they make strong, much-praised Zinfandels. A great place to learn that wine is supposed to be fun. 18701 Gehricke Road, Sonoma. Open daily, 10am–5pm. 707.933.2332.

Rued Winery Folks been farming grapes here since 1880s; the best bottomland Sauvignon Blanc and benchland Zinfandel and Cabernet skimmed from the family’s 160 acres of grapes is offered at comparatively farmstand prices. 3850 Dry Creek Road, Healdsburg. Open daily 11am–4:30pm. Tasting fee $5. 707.433.3261. Russian River Vineyards The iconic, Fort Ross–styled building may have bats in the attic, but the remodeled tasting room and restaurant feature crisp, delicious libations and a new menu. Nice Chileno Valley Riesling and Sonoma Coast Syrah. Look for the Bat Blend; proceeds benefit the bats. 5700 Gravenstein Hwy. N., Forestville. 11am to 5pm daily. $5 fee. 707.887.3344.

Stonestreet Late wine magnate Jess Jackson took to the hills in a big way. Eight hundred acres, 400 blocks, at elevations up to 2,000 feet. Tasting room is a fewfrills affair, while “mountain excursions” offer views plus Cab and Chardonnay, plus lunch. 7111 Hwy. 128, Healdsburg. Daily, 11am to 4:30pm. $12, $15 and $25; Mountain excursion, $75. 707.433.9463.

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Point Reyes Vineyards The tasting room features many varietals but the main reason to go is for the sparkling wines. Open Saturday–Sunday, 11am–5pm. 12700 Hwy. 1, Point Reyes. 415.663.1011.

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Sequoia Grove A diamond in the rough that’s all polished and ready to kick some booty—not that they’re competitive. Once famed, now clawing back, Sequoia Grove offers shaded redwood picnicking—as you might expect—and wines to take notice of. 8338 St. Helena Hwy., Napa. Daily, 10:30am–5pm. Tasting fee, $15–$30. 707.944.2945. Somerston Wine Co. Ambitious ranch and winery includes utility-vehicle “buggy” rides by appointment. Lonely swans, sheep, and wine, too. 6488 Washington St., Yountville. Daily, 11am–7pm. Tastings $25–$45. Ranch tours by appointment. 707.944.8200.

Vermeil Wines Pair the Chardonnay with baked brie en croute, if you’re having that kind of Super Bowl party. Also rare Charbono from OnThEdgle Winery, and late harvest Sémillon, perfect for potato chips. 1255 Lincoln Ave., Calistoga. Sunday–Thursday, 10am–5:30pm; Friday– Saturday, 10am–8pm. Tasting fee, $12. 707.341.3054.

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’d been told there’s a new winery somewhere on Occidental Road, and to look for the sandwich board. That’s all I know about Fog Crest Vineyard when I walk in, just in time to see a group of folks—“My first group!” tasting room manager Paula Minnis says—gathered under patio umbrellas, raising their glasses in a picture-perfect toast with a view of the Laguna de Santa Rosa and Sonoma Mountain completing the scene. Staying largely behind the scenes, Fog Crest owners James and Rosalind Manoogian grant the spotlight to their new winemaker, Jérôme Chéry, who was schooled in the grape-juice way at the University of Burgundy in Dijon. Previous vintages were made by Daniel Moore and consultant David Ramey, whom Manoogian contacted specifically for his reputation for crafting a luxurious style of restaurant-wine-list-friendly Chardonnay. Instead of pushing a silly origin story about how their tradition of winemaking began with some grandfather from the old country stomping grapes in his basement—it’s likely that said grandfather had more gainful business to attend to—the Manoogians simply explain that after James Manoogian ran a South of Market restaurant called Limbo around 1989, they headed up here and planted grapes in 1998. Both are involved in the day-to-day business. The smartly outfitted little crushpad and winery was built in 2008, while the Mediterranean-style tasting room was put on hold for better times, and completed in time for the 2014 opening. A flick of a switch warms the room with a gas-fired hearth, designed by Bohemian Stoneworks. For now, the place smells like brand-new furnishings, but even that doesn’t overpower the 2011 Estate Chardonnay’s ($39) heady buttered-popcorn aroma. But there’s more going on with this wine: a hint of greens wrapped in caramel-apple cotton candy, with gentle acidity at the center and a savor of olive pit on the finish. Showy, but not shallow. The 2010 Elevage Chardonnay ($39) and 2011 Laguna West Chardonnay ($29) are dialed down a bit, bringing to mind linens, pear fruit and, again, olive pit. The 2011 Laguna West Pinot Noir ($39) falls in the camp of pretty and agreeable Pinot, with bright red cherry, vanilla and crisp, dry cranberry-cherry flavors. The 2011 Estate Pinot Noir ($49) shows a little more flair: bourbon vanilla bean and cherry syrup, bright and dry. “First Friday” wine and cheese evenings start April 4. The site is blink-and-you-miss-it on Occidental Road; look for the sandwich board. Fog Crest Vineyard, 7606 Occidental Road, Sebastopol. Daily, 11am–5pm, June–November; Thursday–Monday, 11am–5pm, December–May. Tasting fee, $20. 707.829.2006.

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very now and then I take a moment to pause and reflect on one of the few things in my life that causes me profound and unshakable gratitude: Thank God, or whatever benevolent force there may be in this universe, that Twitter did not exist when I was in high school. Of course, this introspection isn’t without cause. Every few months, there seems to arise a new chunk of evidence—or at least a new wave of think pieces—about how the internet is ruining the

lives of young women. The latest comes from Katy Waldman at Slate’s “XX Factor” blog, in a March 14 post partially titled “Social Media Makes Girls Hate Themselves.” In one new study, Waldman explains, plastic surgeons report an uptick in teenage female clients seeking surgery because they don’t like their appearance in online photos. In another, 960 college-aged women were surveyed for disordered eating patterns, then split into groups

assigned to either look at Facebook or research ocelots. The social-media-skimmers’ incidences of destructive thinking around food increased. The ocelots, thankfully, were harmless. In addition to the data Waldman presents in her piece, the media has produced plenty of other evidence to back up her assertion that social media is making young women more vulnerable to self-loathing. Similar studies and articles have been making waves for years, including one 2011 study that claimed the more time teenage women spent on Facebook, the more prone they were to developing a negative body image.

That study inspired a CNN essay, in which a college peer counselor noted that whenever she spoke to a sobbing young woman, “Facebook was being mentioned in some way in just about every conversation.” In turn, this spawned a roundup of teen reflection on the web community Proud2BeMe, which included statements as terminally depressing as “People get positive attention in the world by losing weight” or, simply, “The less clothes you have on, the more popular you are.” And comparing your body to those of your social-media contacts is just the beginning of the damage. ) 20

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It doesn’t even take into account the acute trauma inflicted by witnessing—or, God forbid, being at the center of—the online firestorms of intense personal criticism and harassment that seem to be disproportionately targeted at young women. Consider the fate of 11-yearold Jessi Slaughter. When she posted a series of ill-advised YouTube videos in which she cursed and talked about “popping a Glock,” users on various seedy sites retaliated by publishing her address and phone number in addition to posting a “guide” for the best way to torment her. (One helpful tip: “Tell her to kill herself.”) Soon enough, Jessi’s YouTube videos were less “profane bravado,” more “footage of a young girl crying her eyes out.” Teenage MySpace celebrity Kiki had her home vandalized and was sexually assaulted by “fans.” Multiple young women, including 17-year-old Rehtaeh Parson and 12-year-old Rebecca Sedwick have actually committed suicide following online bullying campaigns. Being a teenage girl was terrifying enough when you could only be persecuted by your classmates; God only knows what kind of paranoia and self-doubt we’re fostering in our young women by raising them in an environment where taking an unflattering photo or making a bad joke can result in international opprobrium and a flood of credible threats to their lives. But the “social media is ruining girls’ lives” argument lacks a crucial degree of nuance. For one thing, social media’s deleterious effects are not confined to young women, or even to women, period. In a recent survey of 298 users, presumably including multiple genders, fully 50 percent said that social media made their lives and self-esteem worse, particularly “when they [compared] their own accomplishments to those of their online friends.” For that matter, 25 percent said they’d faced “work or relationship difficulties due to

online confrontations.” Having a social media presence is roughly analogous to competing in a beauty pageant while dodging heavy gunfire: everyone suffers from the pressure to create hyperidealized portraits of themselves within a notoriously hostile and conflict-prone environment.

We exist in a media environment where opining on young women’s selfies can turn into a massive public debate Yet rather than worrying about how Facebook is warping the fragile psyches of 45-year-old male finance professionals (poor little fellas), we focus on the young women. There appears to be more data and discussion about young women’s vulnerability to online psychological damage than there is about any other group. We currently exist in a media environment, after all, where opining on young women’s selfies—bold expression of selfconfidence, or lesson on valuing looks over accomplishment?—can turn into a massive public debate. This does make a certain amount of sense: young women are historically condescended to, fetishized and vulnerable to gendered violence or predation. If social media is harmful, its harmfulness will probably impact them more profoundly, simply because they face less support and more hostility from the offline world, too. But our concern about young women and social media ) 21

Social Media ( 20 never before, it also offers them a chance to connect with an unprecedented range of potential allies and to execute measurable change by making their numbers visible. Take Julia Bluhm, a teenager who launched a Change.org petition requesting that Seventeen magazine stop retouching its models; Bluhm gathered more than 84,000 signatures and received a concession from the magazine itself. Young women also have access to pro-girl resources—such as Rookie magazine, run and largely staffed by young women, or Scarleteen, a sex-positive site about sex and relationships— that those of us in an older demographic could never have dreamed of. So, yes, I am frequently grateful that social media did not exist when I was in high school. It is true that our conception of youth as a protected space—a time to screw up, to try things on, to not quite know what you’re doing, to make bad fashion statements and worse life choices that you’ll ďŹ nd intensely embarrassing a few years down the line—is evaporating as everyone’s life becomes a public spectacle. I worry about what will happen to young women’s freedom to make mistakes and grow up as their awkward years are archived online, displayed to the often merciless eye of the viewing public. But I’m just doing what grownups are known to do: being overly nostalgic and identifying “youthâ€? with a version of reality that no longer exists. It has always been frightening and dangerous to be a young woman in a misogynist culture. And young women have always created means by which to survive. If they have new threats to cope with, in our digital age, they also have a whole new set of tools. Sady Doyle is the founder and publisher of Tiger Beatdown, a blog about gender. She has also written for ‘In These Times,’ ‘Bitch’ and ‘The American Prospect.’ This article appeared in the March 2014 edition of ‘In These Times.’

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Arts Ideas FEATHERED FIENDS Classic nature-goes-amok thriller ‘The Birds’ screens at the second annual Hitchcock Film Festival.

Festival Season Tracking the top prospects at a host of North Bay film fests BY CHARLIE SWANSON

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pring has sprung in the North Bay, bringing the promise of sunny skies and blooming flowers. That’s all well and good, but some of us would still rather get out of the allergy swarm and spend the day in a dark theater watching movies. Fortunately, spring also ushers in film-festival season, with everything from classic Hitchcock heart-stoppers to revealing documentaries. Here are some

must-see hits at four separate festivals. Bringing independent films and filmmakers to independently minded west Sonoma County since 2007, the Sebastopol Documentary Film Festival (www.sebastopolfilmfestival.org) runs March 27–30 throughout town, and boasts over 70 films covering a wide range of topics. Highlights include the spirited Man Behind the Throne, following behind-the-scenes superstar choreographer Vincent Paterson, and Expedition to the End of the

World, which follows a band of Danish sailors traveling above the Arctic Circle in three-mast schooner. Many screenings will have the filmmaker on hand, and the most interesting of these might be Mirage Men, with an appearance by director John Lundberg, which explores the government’s role in the UFO phenomenon. Recently, news of a remake of director Alfred Hitchcock’s classic thriller The Birds surfaced on the web with the mindless Michael Bay attached to produce. While that shudder travels down the

spine, take heart that what film critic David Thomson called Hitchcock’s “last unflawed film” can still be seen on the big screen. This year, Bodega Bay’s Hitchcock Film Festival (www. visitbodegabayca.com) shows The Birds March 29, opening a trio of Hitchcock’s best alongside Shadow of a Doubt, filmed in Santa Rosa, and the director’s most wellknown masterpiece, Psycho. See all three if possible, but make sure to get there early to catch The Birds in all its suspenseful goodness before modern Hollywood mucks up another classic. Now in it’s 17th year, the Sonoma International Film Festival (www.sonomafilmfest. org), happening April 2–6 in and around Sonoma Plaza, is always good for celebrity sightings along with its array of soon-to-be-hit films. Opening-night’s Dom Hemingway, starring Jude Law as a tough–as-nails safecracker, is already receiving attention for Law’s performance. Also featured is Half of a Yellow Sun, a dramatic telling of the Nigerian Civil War of the late 1960s, starring Thandie Newton (Crash) and Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave), that’s earning praise for its evocative exploration of class and cultural struggle. Known as the “United Nations of film festivals,” the Tiburon International Film Festival (www.tiburonfilmfestival.com), runs April 10–18 at the Tiburon Playhouse Theater. Two films this year in particular contrast the rural world with the modern urban one. From Kazakhstan, Little Brother is the story of a young boy in a remote village left to live on his own after his older sibling leaves for the city. And from South Korea, Sweet Corn is about an old-fashioned farmer whose son leaves to work for the newly built hotel just as the crops come under threat.

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Second Helping Leftover Salmon’s unexpected legacy continues to inspire BY L. KENT WOLGAMOTT

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eftover Salmon didn’t set out to be an influential trendsetter when they formed in Boulder, Colo., nearly a quarter century ago.

“It’s not like we positioned ourselves to be a jam band over a bluegrass band,” says guitarist and band cofounder Vince Herman via telephone. “We were just guys from ski towns trying to make a living. We managed to come out with something; I’m not sure what the title is. We call it ‘poly-ethnic Cajun slam-grass.’” Nor was the Leftover Salmon sound calculated to appeal to fans who followed the members’ previous groups. “When we first started doing this people were like, ‘Really, you guys play bluegrass with drums and electric instruments? Really? Who’s going to like that?”’ says fiddle and mandolin player

Drew Emmitt, the band’s other cofounder, in a separate phone interview. It turns out a whole lot of people like it. Formed in 1989, Leftover Salmon began expanding outside Colorado a few years later, developing an ever-growing legion of devoted followers who would turn up each time the band hit a town. They released their big-lable debut Euphoria in 1997. By 2005, when the band went on a five-year hiatus, they had a national following and inspired dozens of bands to follow in their footsteps. Last year, Leftover Salmon (which currently includes bassist Greg Garrison, drummer Jose Martinez and banjo player Andy Thorn) worried some fans when they announced their plans to cut back on bus tours, months-long sojourns across the country, in favor of shorter, more focused runs. “Our plan is definitely to cut back,” Emmitt says. But he adds fans shouldn’t be concerned about never seeing them; it just may be less often than in the past. So how did the band come up with its unforgettable, perhaps regrettable, name? As 1989 turned into 1990, Left Hand String Band, a bluegrass outfit led by Emmitt, joined forces with jug band the Salmon Heads, led by Herman, to play a Boulder-area New Year’s Eve show. They needed a name quick, took parts from each band and— voilà—Leftover Salmon was born. They didn’t expect the band or the name to last and had no clue that 24 years later they’d be hailed as the architects of jam-grass. “If we’d had any idea, we could have come up with a much better name,” Herman says. “We thought it was going to be one gig when we started. Now we’re stuck with it.” Leftover Salmon play Terrapin Crossroads March 26–27 at 8pm. $25. 100 Yacht Club Drive, San Rafael. 415.524.2773.

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John Legend An intimate and acoustic show by the nine-time Grammy winner. Apr 1, 8pm. Wells Fargo Center, 50 Mark West Springs Rd, Santa Rosa. 707.546.3600.

MARIN COUNTY Foreverland Fourteen piece Michael Jackson tribute band thrills with off the wall re-creations of MJ’s greatest hits. Mar 28, 9pm. $22-$24. Sweetwater Music Hall, 19 Corte Madera Ave, Mill Valley. 415.388.3850.

John Santos Sextet One of the foremost composers and band leaders in Afro-Latin music performs his infectious rhythms. Mar 29, 8pm. $15. Fenix, 919 Fourth St, San Rafael. 415.813.5600.

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Singer-songwriter brings the aloha spirit for a night of music and dancing. Mar 29, 7pm. $25-$45. Lincoln Theater, 100 California Dr, Yountville. 707.226.8742.

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Mar 31, Dick Conte and Steve Webber Duo. 317 Healdsburg Ave, Healdsburg. 707.431.0330.

Epicurean Connection Mar 27, Three on a Match. Mar 28, Solid Air. Mar 30, the Vivante. 122 West Napa St, Sonoma. 707.935.7960.

Flamingo Lounge Mar 28, Electric Avenue. Mar 29, the Power House. 2777 Fourth St, Santa Rosa. 707.545.8530.

Andrews Hall Mar 26, Gospel Choir Concert. Mar 29, Tyrone Wells. Sonoma Community Center, 276 E Napa St, Sonoma.

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Hopmonk Sonoma Mar 29, Dirty Cello. Wed, Open Mic. 691 Broadway, Sonoma. 707.935.9100.

Hotel Healdsburg Mar 29, Mark Levine with Peter Barshay and Ron Marabuto. 25 Matheson St, Healdsburg. 707.431.2800.

JLagunitas Tap Room Mar 26, Hannah Jern-Miller. Mar 27, Rusty Evans. Mar 28, JimBo Trout. Mar 29, Musical Universe. Mar 30, the Machiavelvets. Apr 2, Matthew Bolton. 1280 N McDowell Blvd, Petaluma. 707.778.8776.

Main Street Station Mar 26, Greg Hester. Mar 28, Susan Sutton Jazz Trio. Mon, Gypsy Cafe. Thurs, Susan Sutton Jazz Piano. Sun, Kit Mariah’s Open Mic Night. 16280 Main St, Guerneville. 707.869.0501.

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Tudo Bem. Mar 29, David Thom Band. Wed, trivia night. 464 First St E, Sonoma. 707.935.0660.

Mystic Theatre Mar 28, Pride & Joy. Mar 29, Petty Theft. 23 Petaluma Blvd N, Petaluma. 707.765.2121.

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Sally Tomatoes Mar 28, the Sorentinos. Wed, North Bay Blues Jam. 1100 Valley House Dr, Rohnert Park. 707.665.0260.

Sebastiani Theatre Mar 28, El Radio Fantastique. 476 First St E, Sonoma. 707.996.9756.

Mar 27, Gang of Thieves. Mar 28. 707 Hip Hop Showcase. 201 Washington St, Petaluma. 707.762.3565.

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Mar 26, Brandon Hess. Mar 27, Momentus. 527 Fourth St, Santa Rosa. 707.636.0240.

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Redwood Cafe Mar 29, Faith Ako. Mar 30, Jose Arnulfo. Mar 31, Keltic Travels. First Tuesday of every month, Rock Overtime. Thurs, Open Mic. Fourth Friday of every month, Reggae at the Redwood. 8240 Old Redwood Hwy, Cotati. 707.795.7868.

Rio Nido Roadhouse Mar 29, the Soulshine Blues Band. 14540 Canyon 2 Rd, Rio Nido. 707.869.0821.

The Rocks Bar & Lounge Fri, Flaunt Fridays with DJ Stevie B. Sat, This Is the Remix with Will Styles. 146 Kentucky St, Petaluma. 707.782.0592.

Ruth McGowan’s Brewpub Mar 28, Acoustamatics. Mar 29, Mark and Cindy Lemaire. Sun, Evening Jazz with Gary Johnson. 131 E First St, Cloverdale. 707.894.9610.

Mar 29, Kingsborough. 446 B St, Santa Rosa. 707.544.8277.

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The Sunflower Center Mar 29, Kirtan with Astrud and the Cosmic Caravan. 1435 N McDowell Blvd, Petaluma. 707.792.5300.

Toad in the Hole Pub Mar 28, Cameron. Mar 29, Kyle Martin Band. 116 Fifth St, Santa Rosa. 707.544.8623.

Tradewinds Mar 28, Friday Night Throw Back. Mar 29, Levi Lloyd & the 501 Band. Mon, Blues Defenders Pro Jam. Tues, Jeremy’s Open Mic. Thurs, DJ Dave. 8210 Old Redwood Hwy, Cotati. 707.795.7878.

Twin Oaks Tavern Mar 28, the Stingrays. Mar 29, Billy London and the Lucky Dice. Mar 30, El Dorado Syncopators. Every other Tuesday, Levi’s Workshop with Levi Lloyd. Every other Wednesday, Dixie Giants. 5745 Old Redwood Hwy, Penngrove. 707.795.5118.

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Vino di Amore Mar 28, the Rose City Band. 105 N Cloverdale Blvd, Cloverdale. 707.894.6166. Mar 27, Dustin Saylor. Mar 28, Dysphunctional Species. Mar 29, Junk Parlor. 1910 Sebastopol Rd, Santa Rosa.

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Mar 27, Geronimo. Mar 28, Italian Opera Night with Golden Gate Opera. Mar 29, Rolando Morales and Carlos Reyes. Tues, Jazz with Noel Jewkes and friends. Wed, Tango with Marcello and Seth. Sun, live salsa music. 305 Harbor View Dr, Sausalito.

Mar 26, Mandolin Orange. Mar 27, Stu Allen and the Spike Drivers. Apr 2, the Chop Tops. Mon, Open Mic. Every other Wednesday, Wednesday Night Live. 19 Corte Madera Ave, Mill Valley. 415.388.3850.

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Mar 26, Soul Candy IX. Mar 29, BFA/Lines Senior Solo Concert. Dominican University, 50 Acacia Ave, San Rafael.

Mar 27, King & Ace. Mar 28, Kelly Peterson Band. Mar 29, Fenton Coolfoot & the Right Time. Mar 30, Todos Santos. Mon, 8pm, open mic with Simon Costa. Sat, Ukulele Jam Session. Sun, 2pm, Irish music. 23 Broadway, Fairfax. 415.485.1182.

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Mar 28, the Waybacks. 142 Throckmorton Ave, Mill Valley. 415.383.9600.

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Mar 30, Thomas Schultz. Fifth and B streets, Pt Reyes Station. 415.663.1075.

Fenix Mar 27, Radar Love. Mar 28, Mary Jenson and Beyond. Mar 30, Tribe of the Red Horse. Wed, Blues Night. 919 Fourth St, San Rafael. 415.813.5600.

Georgeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Nightclub Mar 27, Salsa Bakkan. Mar 28, Fenton Coolfoot & the Right Time. Wed, Rock and R&B Jam. 842 Fourth St, San Rafael. 415.226.0262.

Mar 27, Pop Rock & Soul Shop. Mar 28, Honeydust. Mar 29, Black Water Gold. Mon, reggae. Wed, Larryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s karaoke. Sun, open mic. 41 Wharf Rd, Bolinas. 415.868.1311.

Station House Cafe Mar 30, the Faultliners. 11180 State Route 1, Pt Reyes Station. 415.663.1515.

Studio 55 Marin Mar 30, FullSet.

Terrapin Crossroads Mar 26-27, Leftover Salmon. Mar 28, Terrapin Family Band with Phil Lesh and Danny Click. 100 Yacht Club Dr, San Rafael.

NAPA COUNTY Downtown Joeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Brewery & Restaurant Mar 27, Jimmy James. Mar 28, Kerouac. Mar 29, Lucky Dog. Wed, Jumpstart. Sun, DJ Night. 902 Main St, Napa. 707.258.2337.

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Uva Trattoria Mar 26, Collaboration. Mar 27, Trio SoleĂĄ. Mar 28, Nicky DePaola. Mar 29, Jack Pollard and Dan Daniels. 1040 Clinton St, Napa. 707.255.6646.

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19 Broadway Club Mar 26, Miracle Mule. Mar 27, Fogdub. Mar 29, Chrome Johnson. Mar 30, Walt the Dawg. Mon, 9pm, open mic. Tues, Bluesday Piano Night. 19 Broadway, Fairfax. 415.459.1091.

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Mar 26, Jonathan Poretz. Mar 27, Passion Habanera. Mar 28, Open Sky. Mar 29, David Jeffrey Jazz Fourtet. Mar 30, David Sturdevant and John Stafford. 37 Caledonia St, Sausalito.

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Mar 26, Kurt Huget and Friends. Mar 27, C-JAM. Mar 30, Bobbie Norris and Larry Dunlap. Apr 2, Donna Dâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Acuti. Apr 1, Swing Fever. 4 Bayview St, San Rafael. 415.457.3993.

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Gallery Route One Mar 28-May 4, “The Vickisa Experience,” features mixed media and found objects from different artists. 11101 Hwy 1, Pt Reyes Station. Wed-Mon, 11 to 5. 415.663.1347.

Marin MOCA Through Apr 13, “Emerging Artists of the Bay Area,” featuring five bright new talents. Novato Arts Center, Hamilton Field, 500 Palm Dr, Novato. Wed-Sun, 11 to 4. 415.506.0137.

Marin Society of Artists Gallery

Through Apr 4, “In the Red,” 282 S High St, Sebastopol. Tues-Fri, 10 to 4; Sat, 1 to 4. 707.829.4797.

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Through Mar 31, “Things That Laugh in the Night,” featuring the artwork of Michael Cheney. 111 Kentucky St, Petaluma. 707.775.3794.

Through Mar 31, “Ed Coletti Exhibit,” on display through the month of March. Apr 1-30, “Kenneth Pelletier Exhibit,” the artist’s oil paintings are on display for the month of April. 1015 Fourth St, Santa Rosa. 707.433.1660.

Through Mar 30, “vision/ color/love,” works by Nicole Cameron, Richard Dieterich, Sherry Petrini and Nick Wildermuth. 1820 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, Fairfax.

University Art Gallery

Mar 26-Apr 24, “Watercolor: Outside the Lines,” showcasing art that explores the edges of watercolors as a medium. 616 Throckmorton Ave, Mill Valley. Tues-Sat, 10 to 2; also by appointment. 415.388.4331.

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Show,” new works by the gallery artists, including Martin Riveros Baxter and Anna Valdez. 483 Magnolia Ave, Larkspur. 415.945.9454.

Through Mar 29, “Rising Stars,” showcases and honors talented young artists. Free. 30 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, Ross. MonThurs, 11am to 4pm; Sat-Sun, noon to 4pm. 415.454.9561.

Through Mar 29, “Repo Show,” the annual green-themed exhibit of works from recycled sources. $10. 140 E Napa St, Sonoma. Wed-Thurs and SunMon, 11 to 5; Fri-Sat, 11 to 8. 707.996.3115.

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Through Apr 14, “Air Bourne & Water Bourne,” featuring the art of Diane Majundar. 1580 Eastshore Rd, Bodega Bay. Daily, 10 to 5. 707.875.2744.

Gallery Route One, “The Vickisa Experience,” features mixed media and found objects from different artists. 3pm. 11101 Hwy 1, Pt Reyes Station. 415.663.1347.

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Show,” juried by Bob Nugent. Apr 1-May 11, “Out of Our Minds,” featuring works by Susan Ball and Rik Olson, with guest artists Phil Wright, Mayr McLean and Rhen Benson displaying “Pierce Ranch Reflections.” 9048 Graton Rd, Graton. Tues-Sun, 10:30 to 6. 707.829.8912.

Through Apr 26, “Inaugural Group Exhibition,” celebrates Calabi Gallery’s reopening after relocating from Petaluma to Santa Rosa. 456 Tenth St, Santa Rosa. Tues-Sat, 11 to 5. 707.781.7070.

Eggen & Lance Chapel Through Mar 31, “Simple Healing,” with artist Sara Bell. 1540 Mendocino Ave, Santa Rosa. 707.545.3747.

Through Apr 13, “West Coast Ink” explores printmaking from Seattle to San Diego. Sonoma State University, 1801 E Cotati Ave, Rohnert Park. Tues-Fri, 11 to 4; Sat-Sun, noon to 4. 707.664.2295.

MARIN COUNTY Art by the Bay Weekend Gallery Through Mar 30, “Beyond Geometry,” paintings by Jon Langdon. 18856 Hwy 1, Marshall. 415.663.1006.

Bolinas Museum

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142 Throckmorton Theatre Mar 30, 7pm, “A Paper Wing,” featuring sculptural costume artist Sha Sha Higby’s latest work. $18-$25. 142 Throckmorton Ave, Mill Valley. 415.383.9600.

Osher Marin JCC Through Apr 7, “Sacred Words,” interfaith art. 200 N San Pedro Rd, San Rafael. 415.444.8000.

Apr 1-May 15, “Fresh Reflections,” exhibits works by the Art Heaven group, with special guest Michele Hoting. 2060 W College Ave, Santa Rosa. Mon-Fri, 8 to 7; Sat, 9 to 1 707.543.3737.

Mar 29-Jun 1, “The Ceiling of Our Day,” features Bay Area artist Walter Kitundu combining mechanical wizardry and a passion for birdlife. 48 Wharf Rd, Bolinas. Fri, 1 to 5; Sat-Sun, noon to 5; and by appointment. 415.868.0330.

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San Geronimo Valley Community Center Through Mar 30, “A Healing Journey,” exhibiting the art of Sarah McLeod. 6350 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, San Geronimo. 415.488.8888.

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Throckmorton Theatre Anniversary Bash An evening of food, entertainment and auction prizes, benefiting the Theatre. Mar 29, 7pm. $60-$150. 142 Throckmorton Theatre, 142 Throckmorton Ave, Mill Valley. 415.383.9600.

di Rosa Through Apr 6, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Inherent Vice: This Is Not a Bruce Conner Exhibition,â&#x20AC;? Will Brown works with Bruce Conner collaborators to make a fluctuating exhibition related to the artist. Through Apr 27, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Collection in Focus: Richard Shaw,â&#x20AC;? features work of the sculptor from the galleryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s collection. Through Apr 27, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Lost and Found: Elisheva Biernoff and Floris SchĂśnfeld,â&#x20AC;? exhibits the overlooked and the unfamiliar with fascinating range. 5200 Sonoma Hwy, Napa. Wed-Sun, 10am to 6pm 707.226.5991.

Grand Hand Gallery Apr 1-6, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Progressive Window Installation,â&#x20AC;? features Napa artist Mikey Kelly progressively creating the installation all week, with a celebratory reception, Apr 6 at 3pm. 1136 Main St, Napa. No phone.

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Film Aerosmith: Rock for the Rising Sun The acclaimed concert film shows once only. Mar 27, 7pm. Summerfield Cinemas, 551 Summerfield Rd, Santa Rosa. 707.528.4222.

Big Joy The adventures of poet and artist James Broughton screens as part of the Sonoma Film Institute. Fri, Mar 28, 7pm and Sun, Mar 30, 4pm. Sonoma Film Institute, Warren Auditorium, SSU, 1801 E Cotati Ave, Rohnert Park. 707.664.2606.

Don Carlo Verdiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s opera screens from the Salzburg Festival. Mar 29, 7pm. $20. Jarvis Conservatory, 1711 Main St, Napa. 707.255.5445.

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Environmental film maker John D. Liu documents large-scale ecosystem restoration projects in China, Africa, South America and the Middle East. Mar 28, 6:30pm. $10-$12. Andrews Hall, Sonoma Community Center, 276 E Napa St, Sonoma.

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Shot entirely in Sonoma County, the feature-length documentary â&#x20AC;&#x153;Harvestâ&#x20AC;? reveals the blood, sweat and tears that go into every bottle of wine. Mar 26, 6:30pm. Arlene Francis Center, 99 Sixth St, Santa Rosa. 707.528.3009.

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Jazz & Wine Club Party Featuring the Tiffany Austin Quartet. Mar 29, 8pm. $25. Zizi, 334 Healdsburg Ave, Healdsburg. 707.431.2209.

Love & Justice / Amor y Justicia The Graton Day Labor Center/ Centro Laboral de Graton, is celebrating its 13th anniversary with a fundraiser, featuring Dr Locoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Rockinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Jalapeno Band. Mar 28, 7pm. $25-$50. Sebastopol Community Center, 390 Morris St, Sebastopol. 707.823.1511.

Complete with the red carpet, live music and paparazzi. Mar 28, 6:30pm. $50. Bodega Harbour Yacht Club, 565 Smith Brothers Rd, Bodega Bay. 707.347.9645. Fest features three classic Hitchcock films, â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Birds,â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Shadow of a Doubtâ&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;Psycho,â&#x20AC;? screen. Mar 29, 12pm. $10-$25. Bodega Bay Grange, 1370 Bodega Ave, Bodega Bay. 707.875.3616.

Journey of the Universe With the filmmakers in person. Mar 31. Smith Rafael Film Center, 1118 Fourth St, San Rafael. 415.454.1222.

My Neighbor Totoro Miyazakiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s classic shows as part of the Family Film Series. Mar 30, 3pm. Lark Theater, 549 Magnolia Ave, Larkspur. 415.924.5111.

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Sonoma International Film Festival Screenings throughout Sonoma featuring 90 films in five days. For information, visit www.sonomafilmfest. org. Apr 2-6. Sebastiani Theatre, 476 First St E, Sonoma. 707.996.9756.

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Food & Drink Fresh from the Field Dinner Four-course spring farm dinner served as fresh as can be, with musical performance by harpist Destiny Muhammad. Apr 1, 6:30pm. $40. Fenix, 919 Fourth St, San Rafael. 415.813.5600.

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Why We Love Paris Three-part class for lovers of Paris, with history and culinary delights. Wed, 7pm. through Apr 16. $110. SRJC Burdo Culinary Arts Center & Bakery, 1670 Mendocino Ave, Santa Rosa. 707.522.2800.

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Lectures Birds of the Laguna Lecture Get to know some of your avian neighbors. Preregistration is required. Mar 28, 6:30pm. Free. Laguna de Santa Rosa Environmental Center, 900 Sanford Rd, Santa Rosa. 707.527.9277.

Brief Lives of the North Bay Talk led by Daniel Markwyn explores the wild frontier history of 19th-century Sonoma County. Mar 27, 7pm. $7-$10. University of San Francisco North Bay Campus, 416 B St, Santa Rosa.

A Conversation with Ina Garten The “Barefoot Contessa,” delivers a charming insider’s view of her world and the pleasures of good food. Includes an interactive Q&A. Apr 2, 8pm. $45-$65. Wells Fargo Center, 50 Mark West Springs Rd, Santa Rosa. 707.546.3600.

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Carter’s Calling Former president appears in North Bay as part of ‘Call to Action’ For a president often accused of weakness during his four years in office, Jimmy Carter rarely shies away from conflict these days. Working in a diplomatic capacity through his nonprofit Carter Center, the peanut farmer from Georgia has undertaken peacekeeping missions to troubled global hotspots like North Korea, Haiti and Africa, helped negotiate the 2003 Geneva Accord between Israelis and Palestinians, and built houses in Vietnam in 2009 (he’s also built houses throughout the United States through Habitat for Humanity). And he has taken U.S. policy and policymakers to task, condemning federal surveillance programs and drone strikes undertaken by the Obama administration. Carter devoted his life to enhancing human rights and working toward world peace after his single term as president ended in 1981. In that time, he’s written almost two dozen books. His latest, A Call to Action: Women, Religion, Violence, and Power, covers women’s rights worldwide. Carter bluntly addresses religious and social constructs that stand in the way of equality for many women and encourages leaders and citizens alike to join together and end these abuses of power. And he encourages you to come to his book signing. He’ll sign copies of A Call to Action on March 29, at Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 4pm. $30 (includes book). 415.927.0960.—Charlie Swanson

discusses her legacy in social justice and education. Mar 27, 7:30pm. $5-$10. SSU Student Center, 1801 E. Cotati Ave, Rohnert Park. 707.664.2382.

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The World Bank: Evolution of a Vision Patrick Connolly will discuss the history and structure of the World Bank and reflect on the changes it has undergone since its founding in 1944. Mar 27, 7:30pm. $5. Ingram Hall, First Presbyterian Church, 1550 Pacific Ave, Santa Rosa.

Readings Book Passage Mar 27, 7pm, “Every Day Is for the Thief” with Teju Cole. Mar 28, 7pm, “Savage Harvest” with Carl Hoffman. Mar 29, 4pm, “A Call to Action” with former president Jimmy Carter. Mar 31, 7pm, “Show Your Work!” with Austin Kleon. Apr 2, 7pm, “Solsbury Hill” with Susan Wyler. 51 Tamal Vista Blvd, Corte Madera 415.927.0960.

Petaluma Copperfield’s Books Mar 27, 4pm, Endangered Authors Tour, Four great authors read. Apr 1, 4pm, “Lockwood & Co: The Screaming Staircase” with Jonathan Stroud. Apr 2, 3pm, “Knightly & Son” with Rohan Gavin. 140 Kentucky St, Petaluma 707.762.0563.

Left Bank Restaurant Mar 30, 6:30pm, Cooks with Books, “Culinary Birds” with John Ash. 507 Magnolia Ave, Larkspur 415.927.3331.

MINE Art Gallery Mar 30, 3pm, Poetry and Prose, Featuring Kaitlyn Gallagher. 1820 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, Fairfax.

Readers’ Books Mar 26, 7pm, “The Heart of the Plate” with Mollie Katzen, as part of the Last Wednesday Food Book Group. Mar 27, 7:30pm, “A Circle of Wives” with Alice LaPlante. 130 E Napa St, Sonoma 707.939.1779.

Rebound Bookstore Mar 29, 4pm, “The Live Long Day” with Robin Lee, poetry book launch will include open mic event. 1641 Fourth St, San Rafael 415.482.0550.

San Rafael Copperfield’s Books Mar 27, 4pm, “Sky Raiders” and “Inventors Secret” with

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Sausalito Historical Society Mar 28, 7pm, “Al Sybrian: The Sea Lion and the Sculptor” with Bill Kirsch amd Terence Clarke. Free. 420 Litho St, Sausalito 415.289.4117.

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Six short comic plays written by David Ives and co-directed by Rachel Custer and Alexis Long. Fri-Sun through Apr 13. $15. Pegasus Theater Company, Rio Nido Lodge, Canyon Two Rd, Rio Nido.

Steinbeck’s classic tale of friendship, directed by Sherrie Lee Miller, is a touching portrait. Fri-Sun through Apr 6. $9-$25. Cinnabar Theater, 3333 Petaluma Blvd N, Petaluma. 707.763.8920.

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Presented by the Ross Valley Players, this romantic comedy is packed with wit. Thurs-Sun through Apr 13. $13-$26. Barn Theatre, Marin Art and Garden Center, 30 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, Ross. 415.456.9555.

Based on JM Barrie’s classic tale, “Peter Pan” tells the story of the “boy who never grew up.” Mar 28, 6:30pm. $12-$17. Wells Fargo Center, 50 Mark West Springs Rd, Santa Rosa. 707.546.3600.

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Darkly comic tale of Maureen Folan, a plain and lonely woman in her early 40s, and her aging mother. Through Apr 13. $10-$25. Studio Theatre, Sixth Street Playhouse, 52 W Sixth St, Santa Rosa. 707.523.4185.

The Book of Matthew This seriocomic plays examines the struggle to keep pursuing one’s dreams after 40. ThursSun through Apr 13. Spreckels Performing Arts Center, 5409 Snyder Lane, Rohnert Park. 707.588.3400.

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels Con men make a living by swindling rich women. Based on 1988 film starring Steve Martin and Michael Caine. Thurs-Sat, 8pm and Sun, 2pm. through Apr 13. $23-$35. Sixth Street Playhouse, 52 W Sixth St, Santa Rosa. 707.523.4185.

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She Kills Monsters A pseudo-violent comedy adventure of identity, fantasy and killing monsters by Qui Nguyen and directed by Paul Draper. Through Mar 29. $10$17. Ives Hall room 119, SSU, 1801 E Cotati Ave, Rohnert Park.

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I Return from the Truth French theatrical troupe Prospero Miranda stages this remarkable play written by Holocaust survivor Charlette Delbo. Apr 2, 8pm. Free. Warren Auditorium, Ives Hall, SSU, 1801 E Cotati Ave, Rohnert Park. 707.664.4177.

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ARIES (March 21â&#x20AC;&#x201C;April 19) I have coined a new word just for your horoscope this week. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;zex,â&#x20AC;? short for â&#x20AC;&#x153;Zen sex.â&#x20AC;? Zex is a kind of sex in which your mind is at rest, empty of all thoughts. You breathe slowly and calmly, move slowly and calmly, grunt and moan slowly and calmly. You are completely detached from the sensual pleasure you are experiencing. You have no goals other than the intention to be free of all goals. Zex is the only variety of sex I recommend for you right now, Aries. APRIL FOOL! I lied. Zex may be ďŹ ne to practice at any other time, but not these days. The style of sex you need most is exuberant, unbridled, expansive and even zany. TAURUS (April 20â&#x20AC;&#x201C;May 20)

In Somalia, thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a law that forbids you from putting your used chewing gum on your nose and walking around in public. Fortunately, you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t live there, so itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ďŹ ne if you want to do that. In fact, I encourage you to go right ahead. To do so would be right in alignment with the cosmic omens. APRIL FOOL! I lied. You should deďŹ nitely not take yourself too seriously this week; you should look for opportunities to playfully lose your dignity and razz the status quo. But there are craftier ways to do that than by sticking gum on your nose.

GEMINI (May 21â&#x20AC;&#x201C;June 20) Tata Massage is a salon in San Francisco that provides an unusual beauty treatment: face-slapping. The Thai masseuse named Tata claims to be improving your complexion as she smacks your cheeks and forehead with her hands. She also does â&#x20AC;&#x153;massage boxing,â&#x20AC;? in which she administers health-giving punches to your body with her ďŹ sts. Is there a comparable service available where you live? I highly recommend it. APRIL FOOL! I lied. Hereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the truth: You should be absolutely ďŹ rm that you wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t tolerate whacks and wallopsâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;including the psychological kindâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;even if they are supposedly good for you. CANCER (June 21â&#x20AC;&#x201C;July 22)

Now would be an excellent time to launch a new tradition or instigate a fresh trend or make a beautiful thing that will last for a thousand years. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m talking about an amazing marvel or useful innovation or unique creation that will improve the lives of countless humans all over the planet for the next 40 generations. APRIL FOOL! I was exaggerating a bit. Producing something that will last a thousand years is too ambitious. How about if you simply launch a new tradition or instigate a fresh trend or create a beautiful thing that will last for the rest of your long lifeâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;an amazing marvel or useful innovation or unique creation that will continue to teach and amuse you all along the way?

LEO (July 23â&#x20AC;&#x201C;August 22) Your patron saint for the next three months is surrealistic artist Salvador Dali. Regard him as your muse and role model. In fact, you might want to spout some of his famous declarations as if they were your own. Start with these: 1. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The only difference between me and a madman is that I am not mad.â&#x20AC;? 2. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I do not take drugs; I am drugs.â&#x20AC;? 3. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Mistakes are almost always of a sacred nature.â&#x20AC;? 4. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Have no fear of perfection. Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll never reach it.â&#x20AC;? APRIL FOOL! I lied. Salvador Dali is your patron saint, role model and muse for only the next 14 days, not three months. VIRGO (August 23â&#x20AC;&#x201C;September 22) You know how Jesus could supposedly turn water into wine? Well, St. Brigit, a sixth-century Irish nun, was legendary for an even greater miracle. When visitors came to her monastery in Kildare, she changed her old bathwater into beer for them to drink. I think thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a good chance you will develop that precise talent sometime soon. APRIL FOOL! I kind of lied. You wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t really possess St. Brigitâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s supernatural power. However, you will have an uncanny ability to make transmutations that are almost as dramatic as changing bathwater to beer. LIBRA (September 23â&#x20AC;&#x201C;October 22) The band Rush was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame last May. Guitarist Alex Lifeson delivered an unusual acceptance speech. For the two minutes he spoke, he repeated one word endlessly: â&#x20AC;&#x153;blah.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Blah-blahblah,â&#x20AC;? he began. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Blah-blah-blah blah-blah blah-blah.â&#x20AC;? Many hand gestures and shifting vocal inďŹ&#x201A;ections accompanied his rap, always in support of variations

on â&#x20AC;&#x153;blah-blah.â&#x20AC;? This is the spirit you should bring to all of your important conversations in the coming week. APRIL FOOL! I lied. In fact, the opposite is true. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s crucial for you to speak very precisely and articulately in the coming week. Say exactly what you mean. Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t rely on meaningless bulls--t like â&#x20AC;&#x153;blah-blah.â&#x20AC;?

SCORPIO (October 23â&#x20AC;&#x201C;November 21)

When a human embryo begins to develop in the womb, the very ďŹ rst body part that appears isâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;can you guess?â&#x20AC;&#x201D;the anus. This scientiďŹ c fact led the witty commentators at QI.com to declare that â&#x20AC;&#x153;Every human being starts out as an assh--e.â&#x20AC;? They were making a joke, of course, hinting that every one of us has an unattractive quality or two that make us at least a little bit of a jerk. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the bad news, Scorpio. The good news is that you now have an unprecedented chance to transform the assh--e aspects of your personality. APRIL FOOL! I lied. Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not an assh--e, not even a little bit. But it is true that the coming weeks will be an excellent time to try to ďŹ x or at least modulate your least attractive qualities.

SAGITTARIUS (November 22â&#x20AC;&#x201C;December 21) To be in strict compliance with cosmic necessity, you should attend a party every day in the coming week. Dance ecstatically, make love abundantly and expose yourself to previously unknown pleasures. Feast on a wide variety of food and drink that introduces you to novel tastes. Make sure you experience record levels of sensual enjoyment, nonstop excitement and dynamic socializing. APRIL FOOL! Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m exaggerating, although just a little. Try doing a 70 percent version of what I advised.

CAPRICORN (December 22â&#x20AC;&#x201C;January 19) Lifehacker.com has a step-by-step guide to set up your home as a command center where you can pursue your plans for world domination. The article provides advice on how to build a surveillance system, encrypt your computer ďŹ les and prepare for black-outs and weather emergencies. Do it, Capricorn! Get the lowdown at http://bit.ly/secretlair. APRIL FOOL! I lied. You donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t really need to create a high-tech fortress. But you would be wise to make your home into more of an ultra-comfortable, super-inspiring sanctuaryâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;a place where you feel so safe and strong and smart that you will always have total power over yourself, and never feel driven to fulďŹ ll anyone elseâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s standards of success but your own. AQUARIUS (January 20â&#x20AC;&#x201C;February 18) The planetary omens suggest that you need to experience all possible ďŹ&#x201A;avors of Doritos corn chips. Hereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the problem: the place where you live offers only a limited range. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s why I urge you to drop everything and travel to Japan, which is the world leader in Dorito variety. There you can sample coconut curry-ďŹ&#x201A;avored Doritos, along with fried chicken, corn soup, smoked bacon, tuna and mayonnaise and many others. Buy your plane ticket now! APRIL FOOL! I lied. The truth is, you will beneďŹ t from communing with a wide variety of sensations and experiences and ideas in many areas of your life, not just Doritos.

PISCES (February 19â&#x20AC;&#x201C;March 20)

According to a survey by Public Policy Polling, 4 percent of the population believes that â&#x20AC;&#x153;shape-shifting reptilian people control our world by taking on human form and gaining political power to manipulate our societies.â&#x20AC;? My own research suggests that 62 percent of those believers are Pisceans. Are you one? If so, now is a good time to intensify your ďŹ ght against the shapeshifting reptilian people. APRIL FOOL! I lied. In fact, I strongly encourage you not to feed your paranoid delusions and fearful reveries. This should be a time when you bolster your positive fantasies, constructive visions and inspiring dreams.

Go to REALASTROLOGY.COM to check out Rob Brezsnyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Expanded Weekly Audio Horoscopes and Daily Text Message Horoscopes. Audio horoscopes are also available by phone at 1.877.873.4888 or 1.900.950.7700.

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