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miracle of their maturation au naturale. After years of living in big cities, this was the first time since my childhood in Minnesota that these tiny natural wonders were within reach, and I was never happier to be in the North Bay. Like a proud mother, I brought my boyfriend to the pond to show him the little wonders. He looked down into the brown water, then back at me. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Babe,â&#x20AC;? he said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;those are not tadpoles.â&#x20AC;? Soon enough I was reminded of a particularly iconic Minnesota experience: the high-pitched whine of a dive-bombing mosquito, as my tiny apartment is now full of them. Those tadpoles? Those are called â&#x20AC;&#x153;wrigglers,â&#x20AC;? and theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re the most primitive stage in mosquito larval development. Within a couple of days, instead of a batch of melodious froggy friends, the pond birthed a hundred spindlylegged mosquitoes who wait lackadaisically on the surface for the sound of my approaching footsteps as I dart from the gate through the yard and into my front door. The outdoors, I remember, is not all itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s cracked up to be, as I peer outside at what is, in fact, a festering mosquito orgy that keeps me trapped inside.

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dancers and actors. But the time has come for these people to get paid. Too bad that as more of our talent is given away for free, the less companies will expect to have to pay for it once the economy bounces back. If I have learned anything as an artist, it is that there is no â&#x20AC;&#x153;silver liningâ&#x20AC;? in devaluing your field.

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n the video, a mottled Laysan albatross chick waddles slowly in a circle, clacking its beak angrily at the camera. Its scruffy brown wings hang limply at each side, occasionally fluttering and dragging in the soil while the young bird struggles to defend itself from the perceived threat. Around its gray, webbed feet, tiny white flecks dot the ground. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Paint chips,â&#x20AC;? pronounces University of California assistant researcher Myra Finkelstein, the woman behind the camera, now watching the video on her home PC. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Lead-based paint chips cover the ground in a lot of places. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s real easy for the young birds to ingest them.â&#x20AC;? Soon the chick will be dead. The debilitating neurological disease â&#x20AC;&#x153;droopwingâ&#x20AC;? has already sickened its brain

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â&#x20AC;&#x153;Myraâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s research showed that up to 10,000 chicks are dying on Midway every year,â&#x20AC;? says Shaye Wolf, staff biologist with the CBD who said the group filed a notice of intent to sue the USFWS, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and Hawaiiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Department of Land and Natural Resources on Feb. 1. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not acceptable. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re filing suit to start an immediate cleanup of the contamination on Midway so that thousands more birds donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t die from lead poisoning. USFWS has stood by, while there is an immediate solution to the problem: clean up the paint.â&#x20AC;? Located about 1,250 miles northwest of Honolulu and best known as the site of the decisive 1942 victory by the U.S. Navy over the Japanese, Midway Atoll has a total area of only 2.5 square miles, but is the breeding home of roughly 500,000 pairs of Laysan albatrosses, 71 percent of the &,

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At the sixth annual Climate Protection: Everybody Profits conference on May 13 at the Sebastopol Vets Hall, $3,500 in prize money will go to the best new creative financing ideas. April 16 is the deadline for some innovative economics ideas to compete for prizes. At the EverybodyProfitsSonoma.com website, clever financiers can find out how their ideas might contribute to a new pricing paradigm that will reduce greenhouse-gas emissions. Prizes will be awarded on the spot for the best new pricing and financing policy ideas. To get juiced up for the competition and to get the mind stretched out in good ways, consider attending the second annual Turning the Tide conference at Fort Baker in Sausalito, April 14â&#x20AC;&#x201C;16, where eco-innovators will gather. This is the doing of the Institute at the Golden Gate whose mission is to â&#x20AC;&#x153;connect, collaborate, inspire and actâ&#x20AC;? on behalf of the environment. One conference innovator, David de Rothschild, plans to participate via satellite from his Plastiki catamaranâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;made entirely of used plastic bottlesâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; somewhere in the Pacific Ocean because he is too busy calling attention to ocean pollution to dock for the conference. Besides, he went last year. All the others, being presumably boatless, will stay at the former military base with the view to die for. Big names expected at the Fort Baker gathering so far include health leader Andrew Weil, sustainable-food leader Alice Waters, Nobel laureate and climate scientist Stephen Schneider, Pulitzer Prizeâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;winning historian David Kennedy, and Ocean Voyages Institute president Mary Crowley. There will be all the usual twittering and Facebook feeding for those who hate to go outside or perhaps canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t see spending the $895 conference fee for all three days, even if Alice herself is cooking the brunch. Do the math and decide the most economical way to participate. Meanwhile, those who plan to attend the Climate Protection: Everybody Profits conference in May, plan also to carpool; the driver who shows up alone in any car pays a carbon fine. See? Green fiscal innovations in action. Hand over the gold.

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TURN, TURN, TURN Grabbing liberally from the bulging bag of cliches available to us, we offer the unremarkable observation that change is the only constant. Moreoever, change is often foisted on us unwillingly, and lo, there we are, changed. How one handles such transitions is the real cream. In planning this year’s Best of the North Bay issue, we considered how many folks have had transition unhappily thrust upon them in the last two years (insert metaphoric fist

wagging at that amorphous entity known as “the economy”) and marveled at how well most have handled the adjustment. A resilient species, a creative species, takes hardship and unwanted drift and makes something new and good and true out of it. So it is with our friends and neighbors in the North Bay. This Best Of issue not only celebrates your picks for the best merchants, performing spaces, artists, hair dressers, auto mechanics, dress shops and other local providers of culture and commerce and sport and laughter, but it also strives to celebrate those people and entities that have had change thrown

haphazardly at them and have triumphed— whether they wanted their new life’s course or not. Thus the phoenix logo so liberally sprinkled throughout, and thus the focus on shaking it up that you’ll see in the following pages. The drop-dead geniuses contributing to this year’s issue include Dani Burlison, Morgan Carvajal, Leilani Clark, Suzanne Daly, Jessica Dur, Daedalus Howell, James Knight, Rose McMackin, Kylie Mendonca, Gabe Meline, Jonah Raskin, Michael Shapiro, Carey Sweet and David Templeton. I wouldn’t change a thing about any of them—though they could ably handle it. —Gretchen Giles

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Former SFMOMA board chair Steven Oliver doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t often invite the public onto the golden grass and under the stellar oaks of his artstudded Geyserville ranch. But he makes a few annual exceptions for events that benefit area arts organizations. And so it was last fall that some 125 lucky Santa Rosa Symphony

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supporters were able to board coaches and take the windy journey to Oliver Ranch in order to hear the premiere of Purnati, a new work for the Kronos Quartet by Indonesian composer Rahayu Supanggah that had been commissioned by Oliver and his wife, Nancy. The concert took place inside the Anne Hamilton tower that Oliver had erected specifically to host performancesâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;an arts space suitable for Rapunzel. Eight stories and 80 feet high, the cylindrical tower is open to the air at the top, mounting a reflecting pool at the bottom. Inside the cement structure are two staircases curving up its flanks like the double helix strands of DNA. Audience members seat themselves on one strand; performers situate themselves on the other, meaning that in the

case of the Purnati performance, the audience could see one, perhaps two musicians. What mattered was the music. My fear of heights surmounted by my claustrophobia, I climbed to the top of the tower, clutching the balustrade at the top in the warmth of the fading afternoon sun. With eyes closed, I heard the music float viscously up from the towerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s interior, as pristine and intact as though the notes were enclosed in golden bubbles. Look up and see the blue of the sky, the architecture of the surrounding oaks. Look down and see violaist Hank Dutt concentrating over his page, poised soon to zim the chimes. Close eyes, and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s back to Rapunzel, no longer pining alone in the tower.â&#x20AC;&#x201D;G.G.

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Some rooms give back the magic, the interplay between performer and audience as palpable as that between lovers. McNear’s Mystic Theatre, your top pick for best music venue and best place to dance in Sonoma County, is one of those rooms. Built in 1911 and originally home to vaudeville, the Mystic has a sweet balcony, floor seating, its own double-sided bar and a commodious wooden dance floor where it is possible to stand, entirely transfixed, in a full inch of spilled beer at the feet of that night’s deeply felt love interest. As with a lover, being at the Mystic means building memories: Dave Alvin, playing his best for buddy Chris Gaffney just a few years before Gaffney’s untimely death; Richard Thompson gleefully pounding out Britney Spears; the Blind Boys of Alabama bringing aides onstage to help keep the ebullient little old singers who hop when they sing from hopping directly off; Jonathan Richman playing a guitar borrowed from Tall Toad, next door; the Waifs, sisters Vicki Thorn and Donna Simpson, both hugely pregnant, balancing their instruments on their distended bellies; Robert Cray, his muscular biceps resplendently flexed as he recounts all the bad things a man can do in his life (and to his wife) to a roomful of men who bellow back . . .—G.G.

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With the collapse of New Collegeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s North Bay campus in 2008, many wondered what the fate would be of the fine brick building in Railroad Square that once housed the school. Signs of life appeared a few months later, as murmurings about a film series and the occasional punk-rock show began popping up. Turns out, this is the work of the North Bay Film and Art Collective. Helmed by filmmaker Eric McIntyre, along with collaborators Dave Fields, Celeste Turconi and Jessica Barry, the collective shares the goal of creating a hub for art, music and social action in Sonoma County.

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While the space has already played host to music and film events, the collective would like to put on more art shows and sustainability and educational series, as well as any other creative possibilities that might previously not have found a home. The ultimate goal is to have an inclusive space that fills the needs of the community. The NBFAC arose from a simple attempt at neighborhood cleanup. McIntyre started doing landscaping around the empty building, which led to talks with Martin Hamilton, ex-president of New College. This jump-started a successful film series in 2009 and the collectiveâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s incorporation as a project of the Arlene Francis Foundation, which owns the building. Now they are ready to transform into something larger. A gleeful challenge on their Facebook page declares, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re gonna change this two-bit town. Watch out!â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;I put that up there and then I was, like, thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a really ambitious thing to say. Shoot, now we really have to do it,â&#x20AC;? Barry laughs. But if the events and ambitions manifested thus far by the collective are any sign, there is no doubt that they are on their way. 99 Sixth St., Santa Rosa. www.northbayfac.org.â&#x20AC;&#x201D;L.C.

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fair in September. Sluggish steam engines and other marvels of science are on display, along with cryptic contraptions of dubious merit. But particularly curious, and true to that era of promiscuous collection-making, is the Victorian curio tent. Amid macabre art of the dolls-nailed-to-crucifixes variety, spectators found a menagerie of biological specimens: fish, snakes, lizards, frogs, toads, salamanders, insects and mammals. The pièce de rÊsistance was simply a big jar full of pickled lizards. For what reason, I pondered, a jar full of

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THE STAPLETON SCHOOL OF THE PERFORMING ARTS

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In art, one person’s offensively naked party-boy is another’s glorious statue of David. Your least favorite public edifice may be the very same art piece that made me fall in love with sculpture in the first place. In downtown San Rafael, there is what looks like a slaughtered iron steer, reassembled with sinews and meat flaps all welded in place. The creation of Glen Ellen artist Bryan Tedrick, the conspicuously strange piece, ‘Bull,’ has been both delighting people and grossing them out for several months, alternately demanding to be stared at in disbelief while also crying out to be photographed, with thrilled kiddies perched upon the deathcow’s back. Before stampeding into its little courtyard, the sculpture was installed at Paradise Ridge Winery in Santa Rosa. Now it is the latest in a series of public artworks ensconced a few yards from the wall-of-water fountain thing that anchors the courtyard. The question is, is this terrifying and beautiful Bull of Wonder an example of good art or bad art? The answer, of course, is yes. [Ed.’s Note: While freelancers might waffle, we love Brian Tedrick’s work.] 1000 Fourth St., San Rafael.—D.T.

blue-bellied lizards? A Sonoma State University student organizer, in her steampunk doppelganger guise as Dr. Korva Tempus, explained the wherefore, if not the why: “All the specimens came from the university’s museum collection. We raided shelves and cabinets in the vertebrate collection for bird skins, bats, various reptile and mammal skulls, a cat skeleton, giant snake skins—and anything else creepy we could find.” At next year’s event, warns Dr. Tempus, “I would like to take everything to the next level.” The Regatta is slated for Sept. 26 this year. www.handcar-regatta.com.—J.K.

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There is nothing square about the dancing engaged in by members of the Redwood Rainbows square-dancing club. With the emphasis on the rarified cardiofriendly art of old-time and Western square dancing, the Redwood Rainbows welcome straight dancers to join the fun several times a week at a variety of locations, including the Ballroom

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BEST SING-ALONG Before Renée Fleming’s performance at Festival del Sole last year, attendees at the Castella di Amorosa were handed a program libretto with complete, translated lyrics. “Not so you can sing along,” joked the usher. But lo! After a dazzling performance that’s become the hallmark of Festival del Sole, including pieces by Richard Strauss and George Gershwin, Fleming successfully encouraged the entire crowd in the castle courtyard to warble their best Eliza Doolittle and sing along to her encore of “I Could Have Danced All Night.” Imagine a crowd singing somewhat out of tune, among the vineyards of Napa Valley, in the open-air

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As a part of my masterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s degree program a few years back, I hit the road to figure out, once and for all, what I wanted to be when I grew up. With the completion of graduate school looming on the dusty horizon while the economy fell into rapid decline and my personal life became plagued with the challenges that life often presents, I traveled to a vision quest destination, led by North Bay guide Maria Gutierrez. After several hours of winding roads, I arrived, car sick, in the Inyo National Forest of the Eastern Sierras. Equipped with only an avocado, a few gallons of water and a pocket

RECREATION full of Emergen-C vitamin powder, I threw my sub-zero sleeping-bag over my shoulder and carried the smallest tent in the world into the wilderness to get better acquainted with whoever the hell I was. The blanket term â&#x20AC;&#x153;vision questâ&#x20AC;? is a reference to ancient indigenous practices throughout the world that are used as vehicles of transformation from one stage of life to the next. Regardless of tradition, surprises and insights are revealed simply by sitting still outsideâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;for a really, really long time. My first day consisted of choosing the spot I would sit in for three days and setting my space up, which was simple and fulfilling in itself. The next day, however, was rough. I was overwhelmingly pestered with thoughts that distracted my purpose. I fantasized about sex, beer and ice creamâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;the few pleasures I had deprived myself of for the month leading up to the quest. I was frustrated. I was starving. I missed my kids. I grew increasingly cold as the clouds snuck through Yosemiteâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Tioga Pass and hovered over the bristlecone pine I was nestled under.

After fears of mountain lions or meth freaks attacking me in the night proved ungrounded, I grew irritated with myself and wished that some cute backpacker would appear, bearing beer and ice cream. Finally, I gave in and stripped down naked in a fit of utter fear and heartcrushing vulnerability. â&#x20AC;&#x153;To hell with it,â&#x20AC;? I thought. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If I am going to do this, I am doing it all of the way.â&#x20AC;? With my bare ass revealed to the heavens, I sobbed in the rough, clay-like dirt, suddenly open to discovering something new inside. The following days ushered me into a fairly solid but constantly changing understanding of myself. Most importantly, I left with tools that I frequently use when life throws me sucker-punches. And though I have yet to leave society behind for another costly and intense prolonged quest into the woods, I have found that spending even one day alone in a gorgeous North Bay forest is enough to get me centered, focused and prepared to face the worldâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; especially when followed by sex, beer and ice cream. Maria Gutierrez leads her next Vision Quest in the wilds of the Mono Lake Basin this June. www.soul-centeredhealing.com.â&#x20AC;&#x201D;D.B.

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Now in its 40th year, Bennett Valley has been home to memories both good and bad. For every tournament win, hole-in-one or quick smile from longtime manager John Flachman, regulars also remember all too well the flat greens, modest little pro shop and flooded fairways of yesteryear. But Bennett Valley wasn’t abandoned to Tin Cup–like erosion. The front and back nine switched places. The greens were redone, adding more slope. The drainage was improved, the parking lot expanded. And the crown jewel is the recent rebuilding of a new pro shop and bar, which added a full restaurant and banquet facility where once there was just a tiny snack bar. With Bob Borowicz now at the helm, and with the oak- and eucalyptus-dotted fairways looking better than ever, Bennett Valley Golf Course—like Nicklaus at the 1986 Masters—has officially come out of hibernation.—G.M.

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It was a blistering August day when a friend rang to see if I wanted to go swimming. With a hearty yelp of glee, I gathered my bathing suit, towel and sunscreen and jumped into the car, ready to head out to Healdsburg where sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d said the spot was located. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m fairly new to the North Bay, and when she began heading west on River Road instead of toward the freeway, I got confused. We turned right at SRJCâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Shone Farms, and ended up on a curving tree-lined road heading north, taking the back road into glorious wine country. I breathed in the vegetable smell of the lush, late summer vineyards, marveling that I would never again need pine for a traipse through France. Here it was in my own backyard. We arrived at the outskirts of Riverfront Regional Park, and in the tradition of those seeking the best out-of-the-way swimming spots, parked precariously on the side of the road. We gathered our swimming accoutrements, and a dusty path opened up to a view of a large, gleaming blue pond surrounded by groves of redwood and pine. It seemed we had the whole place to ourselves. My friend told me how the last time sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d been there a ranger lectured her when she attempted to swim in the pond, warning her of the danger from submerged objects in the depths below. We headed instead for the river for an afternoon of lounging on a perfect diving rock over the glassy, refreshing water, an egret watching from a log and the sun warming our bellies as we ate apples above the waterline.

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tent is all pitched, you can rent horseshoes, do your laundry, pet some feral cats, play croquet and send a postcard from the in-house post office. The docile emanations of lowing cattle pierced the dawnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s calm while we fiddled with the Coleman and mixed up the Bisquick with red food coloring, trying in hilarious futility to shape our pancakes into hearts. 10155 Hwy. 1, Olema. 415.663.8106.â&#x20AC;&#x201D;G.M.

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He has two lovable dogs, an extensive portfolio of facial hairstyles and rides in a dress. He’s also one of the country’s most respected bicycle frame builders. He is, of course, Curtis Inglis—the man, the myth, the legend, and your pick for Napa County’s best independent bike frame builder.

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Inglis discovered mountain biking in 1992 and soon befriended Bob Seals, owner of Retrotec Cycles, begging him for a job. There, he learned the art of sizing, design, building and welding, and eventually took over the company. Now he runs two divisions: Retrotec, with its trademark curved tubes, and Inglis, with straight tubes. Naturally, Inglis also inherited from Seals a sense of frivolity—in addition to the top-quality handmade steel frames he sells all over the world, Inglis loves crafting absurd custom designs such as “the Humiliator,” a nearly impossible-to-ride bike, just for fun, and hosted the goofy Single-Speed World Championships in Napa’s Skyline Park in 2008.

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Inglis only makes 50 frames a year, with prices starting at $1,350. That might seem luxurious to the average fair-weather rider, but to those serious about cycling, Inglis and Retrotec frames are known the world over for their sleek style, quality construction and attention to detail. The only bike frame you’ll ever need? It’s possible. —G.M.

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Most of us jump-start each new year with high ambitions that might include taking up knitting, tossing out the cigarettes for good, learning a foreign language, losing 20 pounds, landscaping the backyard or opening an orphanage in an impoverished country. Most of these ambitious attempts at New Year’s resolutions are soon met with defeat when we tally up the costs of classes, services, and airfare to and construction costs

in Malawi. To add insult to injury, if you have found yourself with extra free time because of a layoff or reduction in work hours, you have also found yourself lacking the funds to partake in any of your desires. Luckily for women in Sonoma County, improved fitness, at least, is just a wheel-spin away and absolutely free. Santa Rosa’s Nor Cal Bike Sport offers free Saturday morning ladies’ rides at 9:30am every weekend. With experienced staff member Jen Toland leading the moderately challenging, 20- to 30-mile rides, cyclists are sure to get back into the swing of a fitness routine in the most beautiful cycling terrain in the world. Meet Saturday mornings at NorCal Bike Sport, 425 College Ave., Santa Rosa. 707.573.0112.—D.B.

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A geneticist, a mycologist, an editor and a third-grader got into a boat. The editor was skeptical about the voyage, but the mycologist was adamant. The geneticist merely lied. “This is a family tradition,” she told the third grader as the group set unsteadily out upon the Bolinas Lagoon on Christmas Eve morning for the first time ever. The mycologist neglected to consult the tide chart, the geneticist shouted rowing instructions, the editor misnamed migrating birds, the third-grader asked about breakfast. Out they went, steering clear of sleeping sea lions, which they suddenly perceived as being unnaturally hungry for yuletide humans. Yuletide, neap tide, low tide. Lower tide. No tide. The mycologist wouldn’t believe it. The geneticist made the best of it. “The boat is supposed to skim the mud,” she told the third-grader. The boat slowed, the boat stopped, the boat stuck. The mycologist leaped out. The editor leapt as well. The geneticist said, “This is part of our family tradition.” The third-grader wept quietly, certain that Santa would never find them now. The mycologist pushed. The editor shoved. The boat moved. The mud sucked. The shoes remain, awaiting next year’s annual family tradition. 4900 Shoreline Hwy. 1, Stinson Beach. 415.868.9244.—G.G.


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Entering Pizzavino 707, the Sebastopol restaurant that once housed Stephen Singerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s West County Grill, hungry patrons can feel the heat. True, the brick, wood-fired pizza oven is blazing away at 800 degrees. But this warmth starts at the door, with the smiles of the bartender and the maitre dâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;. It is a pleasant welcome for the hungry to sit and enjoy a meal as if they, too, are part of the family.

knowledge of a small, food-savvy community in the heart of wine country. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our level of quality and the attitude of the hospitality didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t meet the mark,â&#x20AC;? Singer now says ruefully. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t accomplish the degree of hospitality you need in a small community and declining economy. There was no margin of error. I failed to deliver, and I learned from it.â&#x20AC;? After months of trying to sell the business, Singer decided to reopen with new partners and ideas. Pizzavino 707 has simplified the food service to items it can reliably make well. The new collaborators in the kitchen, Gayle Pirit and John Clark, are also the chef-owners of San Franciscoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Foreign Cinema. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve known them for a long time and highly regard their expertise. They have a history of helping restaurants all over the world reboot or attain the next level,â&#x20AC;? Singer says. Mentored by Pirit and Clark, Andrew Dovel is the attending chef, and Pizzavinoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s crew is brand-new. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We needed to purge and rebirth ourselves in as fresh and energetic a way as possible,â&#x20AC;? Singer says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m extremely happy with the staff now. They

bring a sense of hospitality to everyone who comes in. We want Pizzavino to be an inviting place thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a common denominator for people.â&#x20AC;? Trying to find harmonious uses for the facility, Singer has started the Sonoma County Wine Collective. Small-production wineries in the area without hospitality resources of their own use it as a communal tasting room. The restaurant also sponsors a Little League team and a new West County cycling club. â&#x20AC;&#x153;In a small community, you have to give people a reason to leave their homes and contribute to the sustainability,â&#x20AC;? Singer says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You need good food and service. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re no longer hearing the horrifying stories we did when we were the West County Grill. Places without high standards or ones that donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t do anything with distinction get what they deserve. Those which are trying to serve their customers well need the strong consideration of the community, or they wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be here. The numbers confirm that people see Pizzavino as a gathering spot, and appreciate what we offer.â&#x20AC;? 6948 Sebastopol Ave., on the Plaza, Sebastopol. 829.9500.â&#x20AC;&#x201D;S.D.

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Grilled Australian Rosemary Leg of Lamb with mint jelly Roasted New York Sirloin with horseradish cream sauce Fresh Eggplant Parmesan ~ Penne Pesto Pomodoro Vegetable Tart ~ Roasted Fingerling Potatoes Wild Poached Coho Salmon with champagne beurre blanc Spring Vegetables grilled and roasted Nicasio’s Cow Track Ranch Red Merlot Lettuce Salad Farm Fresh Scrambled Eggs Potato Latkes with applesauce & sour cream Smoked Sockeye Salmon with bagels & cream cheese Buttermilk Pancakes Hickory Smoked Bacon & Applewood Sausage

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MARIN CIVIC CENTER FARMERS MARKET

10 Avenue of the Flags, San Rafael. 415.421.8497. Napa

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1546 Lincoln Ave., Calistoga. 707.942.8892. Sonoma

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1357 Main St., St. Helena. 707.963.8192. 644 First St., Napa. 707.259.1128. Sonoma.

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7225 Healdsburg Ave., Sebastopol. 707.829.8101.

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Coffee, Tea & Hot Chocolate

Veterans Building, Santa Rosa. 707.522.8629.

141 Petaluma Blvd. N., Petaluma. 707.763.0161.

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5730 Nicasio Valley Road, Nicasio. 415.662.2321. Napa

FORNI BROWN GARDENS

900 Foothill Blvd., Calistoga. 707.942.6123.

CALIFORNIA GRILL & ROTISSERIE 1531 S. Novato Blvd., Novato. 415.893.1540. Napa

BUSTER’S BBQ

1764 Cooper Road, Sebastopol. 707.823.0823.

LOMBARDI’S BBQ

PETALUMA BOUNTY

55 Shasta Ave., Petaluma. 707.775.3663.

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BARTON’S BAGELS

645 San Anselmo Ave., San Anselmo. 415.458.8818. Napa

THE CALISTOGA ROASTERY

1426 Lincoln Ave., Calistoga. 707.942.5757. Sonoma

GRATEFUL BAGEL

2444 Lomitas Ave., Santa Rosa. 707.544.6710. 300 S. Main St., Sebastopol. 707.829.5220. HONORABLE MENTION

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515 Hahman Drive, Santa Rosa. 707.526.1631.



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1207 Foothill Blvd., Calistoga. 707.942.5605.

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1445 Town & Country Drive, Santa Rosa. 707.527.7654.

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101 E. Cotati Ave., Cotati. 707.795.3354. 3413 Petaluma Blvd. N., Petaluma. 707.773.1271. HONORABLE MENTION

BBQ SMOKEHOUSE

6811 Laguna Park Way, Sebastopol. 707.575.3277.

BEST BURGER Marin

PHYLLIS’ GIANT BURGERS

2202 Fourth St., San Rafael. 415.456.0866. Napa

CALISTOGA INN

1250 Lincoln Ave., Calistoga. 707.942.4101. Sonoma

MIKE’S AT THE CROSSROADS

7665 Old Redwood Hwy., Cotati. 707.665.9999.

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REINVENTION FROM FRENCH (AND SPANISH) TO ITALIAN

For Sondra Bernstein, nothing is sweeter than turning old restaurants into new restaurants. “Opening a restaurant is addicting, and one restaurant has never been enough,” she says midway through a feast that includes pig snout, pizza, pasta and a grand bottle of Sangiovese at her new Estate restaurant in Sonoma. Born in Philadelphia, Bernstein grew up on lox, bagels and wontons. A foodie even as a teen, she attended restaurant school, worked for TGI Fridays, and in the 1990s reinvented herself as an innovative restaurateur with a passion for France’s Rhone-style cooking at Sonoma Valley’s the Girl and the Fig restaurant, and the Fig Cafe. Estate (from “e’state,” meaning “summer” in Italian) is her third restaurant—not counting the short-lived Spanish experiment the Girl & the Gaucho—and not her last, if she has anything to say about it. After decades in the biz, opening restaurants is a way of life for her. Staying open is harder now than ever before, she says, because customers are better informed about food and expect to pay less for bigger portions. So she’s lowered prices, and serves more meals than ever—some 200,000 last year. Estate occupies the “magical property,” in Bernstein’s words, where Preston Dishman, once a dirt-poor Southern boy, ran the nationally acclaimed restaurant the General’s Daughter. When he moved out, she moved in, though she didn’t have a clue about the menu. Once she chose to go Italian, she put her passion for French-inspired food on a back burner, and shelved her famous fetish for figs. She turned the old restaurant upside down: ripped up carpets, added a wood-fired pizza oven and gave the place a Mediterranean makeover. To get into the spirit of Italian cooking, she went to Italy to eat. Back home, she watched, again and again, Fellini’s classic La Dolce Vita. The culinary transformation has paid off financially and culturally. The town of Sonoma was recently chosen by the Italian Cittaslow International organization to be the first “Slow City” in the United States. Bernstein created the menu that brought the Italian visitors and their hosts together for a family-style lunch at Benzinger Winery: local rabbit, baby fennel, wild mushrooms, delicata squash and local cheeses. “Over the years, I’ve reinvented menus and myself,” Bernstein says. “Sonoma County has reinvented itself too. We’ve evolved together organically.” Estate, 400 W. Spain St., Sonoma. 707.933.3663.—J.R.

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MI PUEBLO

707.769.9066 108 Kentucky St, Petaluma ~ 707.762.8192 800 Petaluma Blvd N, Petaluma ~ 415.878.0122 905 Grant Ave, Novato ~ 415.460.1027 208 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, San Anselmo

www.realmexmipueblo.com

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It’s not just because she’s just about the most friendly and outgoing chef you’ll ever meet. It’s not even because her delicious dishes are sourced completely locally from within a half-hour radius. The fact of the matter is that Duskie Estes—co-chef and -owner with husband, John Stewart, at both Santa Rosa’s Zazu Restaurant and Farm and Healdsburg’s Bovolo, and your pick for best chef in Sonoma County—makes our mouths water with culinary creations that leave most diners awestruck. Much of that’s due, of course, to Zazu’s onsite farm, with veggies and greens, and the couple’s flock of chickens, which supply the eggs to make handmade pasta every morning, and their home-cured salumi. All of Zazu’s meat comes from local sources such as Bodega’s family-owned Gleason Ranch, and the menu changes daily depending on what’s fresh. But it’s what Estes does with the ingredients that matters most. It’s the reason why she was featured on the Food Network in 2007 and why Emeril Lagasse calls her a friend. Plus, you gotta love the way her name rolls off the tongue. Say it out loud: Duskie Estes! —G.M.

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1612 Terrace Way, Santa Rosa. 707.579.3663.

6902 Sebastopol Ave., Sebastopol. 707.823.5902.

CARMEN’S BURGER BAR

DEMPSEY’S RESTAURANT & BREWERY 50 E. Washington St., Petaluma. 707.765.9694.

BEST PIZZA Marin

LO COCO’S

631 Del Ganado Road, San Rafael. 415.472.3323.

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PLANET JUICE

343 Third St., San Rafael. 415.457.8115.

PICA PICA MAIZE KITCHEN

Sonoma

JUICE SHACK

www.juiceshack.com Sonoma

MOMBO’S PIZZA

1886 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa. 707.528.3278.

OLD CHICAGO PIZZA

1217 Washington St Downtown Calistoga 707.942.1180 www.yoelrey.com

134 Petaluma Blvd. N., Petaluma. 707.763.5252.

610 First St., Napa. 707.251.3757.

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LALA’S CREAMERY

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560 Gravenstein Hwy. N., Sebastopol. 707.823.7492.

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HONORABLE MENTION

Napa

1414 Lincoln Ave., Calistoga. 707.942.9300.

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638 San Anselmo Ave., San Anselmo. 415.453.1238.

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FAIRFAX SCOOP

63 Broadway Blvd., Fairfax. 415.453.3130.

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FRUIT IN MOTION

3 Fourth St., Petaluma. 707.776.4559.

BESTCAFE / COFFEEHOUSE Marin

MARIN COFFEE ROASTERS

546 San Anselmo Ave., San Anselmo. 415.258.9549. 1551 S. Novato Blvd., Novato. 415.892.8373. Napa

YO EL REY ROASTING

1217 Washington St., Calistoga. 707.942.1180. Sonoma

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SCOOPS & SWIRLS

1473 Lincoln Ave., Calistoga.

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www.flyinggoatcoffee.com

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You know youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re of a fine old vintage if you remember when â&#x20AC;&#x153;that little old winemakerâ&#x20AC;? pushed wine to a national television audience, or better yet, bellied up to the bar at the Italian Swiss Colony tasting room. But not as old as the wineryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s earlier mascotâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;call him the little old wine imbiber. Back in the day when there wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t a winery around every bend in the road, the Italian Swiss Colony was the biggest tourist destination in the North Bay. Shuttered for decades, the historic landmark has reopened as Cellar No. 8 (and Chateau Souverain). One of the joys of visiting, besides the juice, is that the tasting room is a living museum of that earlier time. Consider a barrel head on the wall that bears the inscription, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Wines mellowed in redwood.â&#x20AC;? There, over in the far corner, behold a 19thcentury sculpture carved by an Italian artisan. Titled His Last Love, the marble bust depicts a gent in his dotage and his stocking cap, with a sleepy, creepy grin, jealously cradling a straw basket-covered flask of wine like some Gollum. Oh, precious! Brought to life through advertising vignettes of the early 20th century, the old dotager surely has no contemporary in wine branding todayâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;but wait, he has a twin! Look for him as the logo of Lago di Merlo Vineyards and, reportedly, on the tail of Merloâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s private jet. 26150 Asti Post Office Road, Cloverdale. 866.557.4970.â&#x20AC;&#x201D;J.K.

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FALUTINâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; FARMER

The first time we saw Tucker Taylor hanging around the French Laundry, we checked our pockets for loose change. To be honest, he looked like he wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t turn down a handout, with his knit braided tassel hat, his Grizzly Adams beard and his dirt-stained jeans. Then he showed us some asparagus, and it all made sense. Taylor is the private farmer for the Thomas Keller empire in Yountville, and his workplace is a two-acre organic garden directly across the restaurant from the famed Laundry. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s him youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll see digging in the soil nearly every

day, his hat and beard keeping him warm through the chilly rains of spring. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s no fence around the property, which may seem odd, given the treasures contained within the 48 plots planted with tomatoes, peppers, boutique lettuces, beets, onions and more than 60 fragile blossoms, from broccoli to fava beans. A 3,000square-foot solar greenhouse blooms with tiny seedlings and a rainbow of herbs, each destined to become something exquisite on the menus of the French Laundry, Ad Hoc, Bouchon or Bouchon Bakery. Taylor says he likes to be accessible, forging relationships with neighborhood growers and explaining to passers-by why he gets excited about oca, an obscure tuber from the Andes, and crones, tiny roots that grow somewhat like potatoes but â&#x20AC;&#x153;look like the arm of the Michelin manâ&#x20AC;? and are as crunchy as a water chestnut. For all his growing celebrity status, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s still the dirt that Tucker digs. With a university degree in horticulture, heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s entirely down to earth. When heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not cultivating precious ingredients for the Laundryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s $250 dinners, heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s pruning bushes and pulling weeds. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I also take care of the landscaping for all of the Keller properties,â&#x20AC;? he admits. 6640 Washington St., Yountville. 707.944.2380.â&#x20AC;&#x201D;C.S.

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Healdsburgâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Wine-a-Bay-Go, the relaxing, leather-seated coolness of which has allowed many a winetaster to avoid DUIs in comfort, is maybe the best alternative to a taxi or limousine currently rolling through the hills of wine country. Affordably priced at $100 per hour, a fraction of what youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d pay for alternative services, the Wine-aBay-Go can seat up to 10 people. Jonathan Garner, the astoundingly friendly owner-operator-driver, always provides cold bottled water to keep guests hydrated, and delectable snacks to keep them from keeling. He will happily take a picture at each winery (and email you the shots after youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve sobered up), and has even been known to assist with making reservations at one of the areaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s many fine restaurants. Full service! www.healdsburgtours.com.â&#x20AC;&#x201D;D.T.

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PALISADES DELI CAFE

1458 Lincoln Ave., Calistoga. 707.942.0145.

BOBBY’S CAFE

Sonoma

Napa

2097 Stagecoach Road, Santa Rosa. 707.542.2530.

1413 Lincoln Ave., Calistoga. 707.942.0555.

HONORABLE MENTION TIE

Sonoma

25 Petaluma Blvd. S., Petaluma. 707.765.2138.

3611 Bohemian Hwy., Occidental. 707.874.2838.

AIOLI

1617 Fourth St., San Rafael. 415.454.4444.

CAFE SARAFORNIA

HOWARD’S STATION CAFE HONORABLE MENTION

OMELETTE EXPRESS

112 Fourth St., Santa Rosa. 707.525.1690.

BEST BRUNCH Marin

BUCKEYE ROADHOUSE

15 Shoreline Hwy., Mill Valley. 415.331.2600. Napa

GILWOODS CAFE

320 Town Center, Napa. 707.963.1788. 1313 Main St., St Helena. 707.963.1788.

TRAVERSO’S

CORDOZA’S DELI & CAFE

6536 Front St., Forestville. 707.887.2476.

BEST OUTDOOR DINING Marin

LE GARAGE

85 Liberty Ship Way, Sausalito. 415.332.5625. Napa

CALISTOGA INN

1250 Lincoln Ave., Calistoga. 707.942.4101. Sonoma

DEMPSEY’S RESTAURANT & BREWERY 50 E. Washington St., Petaluma. 707.765.9694.

Sonoma

WILLOW WOOD MARKET & CAFE

9020 Graton Road, Graton. 707.823.0233. HONORABLE MENTION

HANK’S CREEKSIDE RESTAURANT 2800 Fourth St., Santa Rosa. 707.575.8839.

BEST DINER

HONORABLE MENTION

MOSAIC RESTAURANT

6675 Front St., Forestville. 707.887.7503.

BESTDININGAFTER10PM Marin

MARIN JOE’S RESTAURANT

1585 Casa Buena Drive, Corte Madera. 415.924.2081.

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BUBBA’S DINER

566 San Anselmo Ave., San Anselmo. 415.454.9840. Napa

EMMY LOU’S DINER

1429 W. Imola Ave., Napa. 707.224.0154.

UNDERWOOD BAR & BISTRO HONORABLE MENTION

HONORABLE MENTION

23 Petaluma Blvd. N., Petaluma. 707.765.2121.

BEST DELI Marin

MICHAEL’S SOURDOUGH

3095 Kerner Blvd., San Rafael. 415.485.0964.



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125 Keller St., Petaluma. 707.773.1143.

7260 Healdsburg Ave., Sebastopol. 707.829.8080.

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SOL FOOD

901 Lincoln Ave., San Rafael. 415.451.4765. 732 Fourth St., San Rafael. 415.451.4765.

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It was a shocking closer in a long and curious story, like the finale of a popular television series. Winery owner Naomi Brilliant had thrown in the towel on Roshambo Winery and her quixotic journey to â&#x20AC;&#x153;have fun in a winey world.â&#x20AC;? Roshambo got noticed when it launched in 2002, and immediately gained a rep as the hipster winery with a following among a new generation unswayed by musty, traditional appeals to status and exclusion. The winery, housed in an ambitious concrete and glass building with a killer view, hosted a contemporary art gallery, cult movie dates, pajama parties and, famously, an annual rock-paper-scissors competition.

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Facing financial pressures, Roshambo shed the shack and took its â&#x20AC;&#x153;party armyâ&#x20AC;? on the road in its â&#x20AC;&#x153;Roshambus,â&#x20AC;? pouring wine at a quirky space in arty Cornerstone Gardens, with a plan to build again pending. Yet as soon as 2010 dawned, the party stopped. No winery, no army, no wineâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;though some lingers on store shelves. And in its place, Roshambo Farms. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I was never someone who wanted to be a corporate job person,â&#x20AC;? Brilliant says while watching her chickens cavort in the coop. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Signing interstate compliance is like a signature to the devil.â&#x20AC;? The switch to Roshambo Farms is a welcome change, she says, and gives her time to be with the land and at peace. While Brilliant laments that â&#x20AC;&#x153;the business of wine is not about small family farms; itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s all about marketing,â&#x20AC;? she insists that the cult of Roshambo was no put-on. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was based on real life, instead of marketing. I wanted people to just enjoy wine and not have to get a degree to feel comfortable about trying new things.â&#x20AC;? For all the hoopla that attended the winery, the idea was to have fun and not take it too seriously. Brilliant wanted selling a good bottle to be as simple as cooking dinner for friends: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Hey, hereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s something I didâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; enjoy it!â&#x20AC;?

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While the Roshambus is idled, the paperwork never goes away. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I will probably be doing Roshambo Winery for the next year,â&#x20AC;? Brilliant sighs. Meanwhile, sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s taking out the lawns surrounding her house and planting more vegetables. Having planned this exit for a year, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a big relief to finally get it out in the open. For the â&#x20AC;&#x153;weird lettuces, Asian vegetables and herbsâ&#x20AC;? that Brilliant grows on Roshambo Farms, thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s currently just one customer, San Francisco restaurant Weird Fish. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I want to feel very connected to people who enjoy my end product,â&#x20AC;? Brilliant explains, allowing that her current project is not comparable to the scale of its earlier incarnation. The 100-acre propertyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s remunerative Russian River Valley vineyards, of course, will not be ripped up in favor of arugula and frisĂŠe. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If you want to catch me,â&#x20AC;? she says, â&#x20AC;&#x153;see what Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m doing now.â&#x20AC;? www.roshambofarms.com.â&#x20AC;&#x201D;J.K.

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At Stark’s Steakhouse, your honorable mention pick for best cocktails, a roll of quarters will not only ensure a high-quality buzz, but will fill your belly, too. Stark’s happy hour menu was introduced as a buffer to our crashing economy, promising only to keep its insanely low prices until the Dow reached 10,000. To the pleasant surprise of penny-pinching regulars, Stark’s has maintained the cheap-o menu long after the Dow climbed beyond the 10,000 mark. With $2 Beefeater martinis on Wednesdays and Thursdays, $2.50 drafts, $4 wines and $3 tasty, nonalcohol mixes every weekday, Stark’s happy hour puts a happy swagger in a tipsy step. Plus, with an appetizer menu offering goodies like delicious yam fries, Moroccan chicken meatballs, meatloaf sliders and addiction-forming potato fondue priced at $1.50 or $3.50, your unemployment bucks are stretched further as you skim the want ads for a new career while commiserating over lost jobs and mortgage fiascos. Stark’s happy hour serves us up right Monday–Friday from 3pm to 6pm; yummy cocktails all the time.—D.B.

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SILVERADO BREWING CO.

3020-A N. Hwy. 29, St. Helena. 707.967.9876.

PICA PICA MAIZE KITCHEN

610 First St., Napa. 707.251.3757.

Napa

KEN FRANK, LA TOQUE

1314 McKinstry St., Napa. 707.257.5157. Sonoma

DUSKIE ESTES, ZAZU

3535 Guerneville Road, Santa Rosa. 707.523.4814.

Sonoma

HONORABLE MENTION

7385 Healdsburg Ave., Sebastopol. 707.829.1077.

42 Petaluma Blvd. N., Petaluma. 707.778.9900.

PETER LOWELL’S

HONORABLE MENTION

WILLOW WOOD MARKET & CAFE

9020 Graton Road, Graton. 707.823.0233.

BEST CATERER Marin

INSALATA’S

120 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., San Anselmo. 415.457.7700. Napa

RICK WARKEL CATERING

1606 Harley St., Calistoga. 707.942.1259.

TONY NAJIOLA, CENTRAL MARKET

BEST RESTAURANT Marin

LE GARAGE

85 Liberty Ship Way, Sausalito. 415.332.5625. Napa

JOLE

1457 Lincoln Ave., Calistoga. 707.942.5938. Sonoma

CYRUS RESTAURANT

29 North St., Healdsburg. 707.433.3311.

Sonoma

PREFERRED SONOMA CATERERS

23 Kentucky St., Petaluma. 707.769.7208. HONORABLE MENTION

A LA HEART CATERING

600 Wilson St., Santa Rosa. 707.527.7555.

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UNDERWOOD BAR & BISTRO

9113 Graton Road, Graton. 707.823.7023.

BESTNEW RESTAURANT Marin

BEST CHEF

85 Liberty Ship Way, Sausalito. 415.332.5625.

HEIDI KRAHLING, INSALATA

JOLE

LE GARAGE

Marin

Napa

120 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., San Anselmo. 415.457.7700.

1457 Lincoln Ave., Calistoga. 707.942.5938.

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JACKSON’S BAR & OVEN

135 Fourth St., Santa Rosa. 707.545.6900. HONORABLE MENTION

EL COQUI

400 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa. 707.542.8868.

BEST CHINESE Marin

FIRST PLACE TIE

HARMONY RESTAURANT

800 Redwood Hwy., Mill Valley. 415.381.5300.

JENNIE LOW’S

Vintage Oaks Mall, Novato. 415.892.8838. 140 Second St., Ste 120, Petaluma. 707.762.6888. Napa

SOO YUAN

1354 Lincoln Ave., Calistoga. 707.942.9404. Sonoma

GARY CHU’S

611 Fifth St., Santa Rosa. 707.526.5840. HONORABLE MENTION

LILY KAI

3100 Lakeville Hwy., Petaluma. 707.782.1132.

BEST FRENCH Marin

LE GARAGE

85 Liberty Ship Way, Sausalito. 415.332.5625. Napa

Simply Vietnam

LA GARE

208 Wilson St., Santa Rosa. 707.528.4355. HONORABLE MENTION

FRENCH GARDEN

8050 Bodega Ave. Sebastopol. 707.824.2030.

707.566.8910

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HIMALAYAN KABOB & CURRY HOUSE

220 Western Ave., Petaluma. 707.775.4453.

BEST ITALIAN Marin

IL DAVIDE

901 A St., San Rafael. 415.454.8080. Napa

BOSKO’S TRATTORIA

1364 Lincoln Ave., Calistoga. 707.942.9088. Sonoma

CUCINA PARADISO

56 E. Washington St., Petaluma. 707.782.1130. HONORABLE MENTION

LA COCO’S

117 Fourth St., Santa Rosa. 707.523.2227.

BEST JAPANESE Marin

SUSHI TO DAI FOR

816 Fourth St., San Rafael. 415.721.0392. Napa

CC BLUE SUSHI BAR Sonoma

7531 Healdsburg Ave., Sebastopol. 707.824.9886. HONORABLE MENTION

HANA JAPANESE RESTAURANT

101 Golf Course Drive, Rohnert Park. 707.586.0270.

BEST MEDITERRANEAN Marin

1700 Fourth St., San Rafael. 415.457.6252.

LOTUS CUISINE OF INDIA

SMALL WORLD RESTAURANT

704 Fourth St., San Rafael. 415.456.5808.

966 North Dutton Ave~Santa Rosa Mon–Sat 10–9m Sunday 11–8

409 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa. 707.579.5999.

BEST INDIAN Marin

dine in & take out

Sonoma

SIZZLING TANDOOR

SUSHI TOZAI

6510 Washington St., Yountville. 707.944.0103.

fresh ingredients large dining room friendly staff always affordable

975 Clinton St., Napa. 707.226.9988.

6534 Washington St., Yountville. 707.944.8037.

Sonoma

The local preference for authentic Vietnamese

NEELA’S

1148 Main St., St. Helena. 707.967.9100.

BISTRO JEANTY

Thank you

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FIRST PLACE TIE

BOUCHON RESTAURANT

Traditional Vietnamese Restaurant

Best Vietnamese Restaurant

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928 Coombs St., Napa. 707.224.7743.

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First of all, let’s be clear on one point: the property truly is cleaved by a creek. At a passing glance, the name Cleavage Creek might be mistaken for the sophomoric brainstorm of a sophomore of a certain age who’s well past midpoint in his bottle. But look again. The colorful labels feature portraits of real women with plunging necklines, to be sure, but their smiles are the bright and confident ones of survivors.

When he happened upon the Cleavage Creek label, Budge Brown was floundering, angry and directionless after having lost his wife Arlene to breast cancer. Although the racy label’s progenitor intended to make contributions to breast cancer research after profits, he hadn’t the time and inclination to follow through. Brown made it his mission. He took control of the situation by using the wine brand to promote breast cancer awareness, promising to contribute fully 10 percent of the gross proceeds to fund research. To date, over $72,000 has been contributed to specific projects, including, most recently, $40,000 to establish the new Integrative Oncology Center for Breast Cancer at Bastyr University in Seattle. Brown says that, sure, he could’ve just written a check, but he wanted to do something that got people’s attention. His ownership of Cleavage Creek has seen three vintage releases, with each wine label featuring one of 20 breast cancer survivors whose individual stories of triumph are told on the winery’s website. And every time the brand gets noted in the press, says winery publicist Laura Kirkham, someone tells them that they went in for a mammogram, and it made a difference. In fact, when the state of Tennessee just opened to direct wine shipment, the winery “got a lovely note by the lady in charge of it all, thanking us for what we’re doing,” Kirkham says. “You don’t see that too often from a regulatory agency.” After the publicity attending its launch, the brand is still going strong. And the wines are not just bulk blends with a pretty label; the Napa Valley and Tracy Hills appellated wines have earned 32 medals in national and international competitions. A new tasting room and winery is currently under construction in Pope Valley, to be completed later this year. www.cleavagecreek.com.—J.K.

BEST ’80S-STYLE

PRE-HAPPY HOUR

As skaters used to say back in the ’80s, “The next best thing to free beer is cheap beer, and next to that is Schaefer.” Fortunately, now that you’re all grown up and have traded your deck for a worthless 401k, you need not imbibe malted swill for a buzz. Nor need you pay $4 a pint, that is if you don’t mind enjoying a brew prior to 5pm, and in this economy, who doesn’t?

Sonoma’s El Dorado Kitchenette, aka “EDK,” nicked its design from Dean & Deluca and its beer prices from the ’80s. For a $1.75, one can enjoy a pre–happy hour bottle of Lagunitas IPA, Anchor Steam or even the nut-brown excellence of Newcastle. Why so cheap? Don’t ask. Big spenders with cash to flash can still go to the adjacent El Dorado Hotel bar and spend $4 for the same brew, so best to let drinking dogs lie. 405 First St. W., Sonoma. 707.996.3220.—D.H.

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Winner Best Sparkling Wine Honorable Mention

Sonoma County

Winner Best Cabernet Sauvignon

Best Syrah honorable mention

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707-887-3300

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According to Max Brooks’ Zombie Survival Guide, the best defense in a zombie apocalypse is a remote location at the top of a hill or mountain, from which you can see everything clearly from every direction. There is no place better in all the North Bay than the West Point Inn, way off the beaten track on Mt. Tamalpais. Best known as a hikers’ paradise (there is no way to drive there; you have to either hike, bike or shuffle the two miles of trail to arrive), this remote membership resort now has a fantastic snack bar and rents out its no-frills rooms for next to nothing. If the zombie outbreak ever does happen, that’s where we want to be, sipping a hot chai, enjoying the view, while watching the woods for any sign of the ravenous undead. 1000 Panoramic Hwy., Mill Valley. 415.388.9955.—D.T.

BEST FREE

BREAKFAST FOR $800

One of the best breakfast spots in Sonoma County is tucked in an unlikely place: the Kenwood Inn & Spa. You know, that tiny Mediterranean-style property you race past on Highway 12 and always wonder what it is? And marvel of marvels, their breakfast is free! The place is cozy, set in a posh resort resto that seats just 35, yet chef Andrea Di Loreto’s daily changing menu is inventive. A few favorites might include Cajunspiced jambalaya with sausage and bacon topped with chivemascarpone scrambled eggs; a “Green Eggs & Ham” scramble of pesto marinated cheese tortellini and prosciutto over grilled country bread and diced Roma tomatoes; or creamy soft polenta topped with poached eggs, applewood smoked bacon and red pepper coulis. Of course, there’s a hitch— the meal is complimentary only to guests of the 29-room property, and a Tuscany-style suite goes for $800 per night. In fact, the only folks who can eat breakfast (or lunch or dinner) here at all are

resort guests. But may we mention that the chilaquiles are really, really delicious? 10400 Sonoma Hwy. (Highway 12), Kenwood. 707.833.1293.—C.S.

BEST PLACE

TO MEET THE GIRL OF YOUR EXPERIMENTAL, BISEXUAL, TRANSGLORY DREAMS

If you find yourself sliding homo on the Kinsey scale—and I don’t mean accidentally sucking face with a female roommate at a frat party à la Katy Perry cherry chapstick; I mean real, Shane McCutcheon wet dreams kinda sliding, 2010 could be your year to step out of the closet and into the light of gay. But if the rainbow’s too bright, you might feel more at home in the dim glow of fluorescent bar signs, amid the dingy, bra-strewn glory that is the Black Cat Bar and Cafe. Located in the old Eagle Hotel, rumor has it the place is haunted, but even a rouge specter couldn’t bring down the mood. The woman-powered dive bar in downtown Penngrove is so much more than a watering hole; it’s become a community hub, and has been hosting some of the most beautiful, most butch and most transformed female and male musicians in the North Bay since 2002. Live music at the Black Cat is an up-close and personal experience, with the musicians so close you can see the pores on their faces while they sing out their Sapphic love songs. There’s also DJ dancing, a pool table and open mic every Wednesday. Dress is casual and not necessarily gender conforming. As a friend pointed out, the men might be below average height, but what they’re packin’ in those Levi’s could still surprise you. The Black Cat serves food from next-door neighbor Humble Pie, and Bloody Marys with “Brunch Under the Bras” on Sundays. 10056 Main St., Penngrove. 707.793.9480.—K.M.

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New Santa Rosa Location

HIMALAYAN GRILL & CURRY HOUSE 707.527.1575 2484 W 3rd St, Santa Rosa 707.775.4717 220 Western Ave, Petaluma www.himalayankabobandcurryhouse.com

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ARAM’S CAFE

131 Kentucky St., Petaluma. 707.765.9775. HONORABLE MENTION

EAST WEST CAFE

557 Summerfield Road, Santa Rosa. 707.546.6142.

BEST MEXICAN Napa

MARTHA’S OLD MEXICO

305 N Main St., Sebastopol. 707.823.4458.

BEST SEAFOOD Marin

SEAFOOD PEDDLER

100 Yacht Club Drive, San Rafael. 415.460.6669. Napa

GO FISH

641 Main St., St. Helena. 707.963.0700. Sonoma

WILLI’S SEAFOOD & RAW BAR

403 Healdsburg Ave., Healdsburg. 707.433.9191. HONORABLE MENTION

GTO’S SEAFOOD HOUSE

234 S. Main St., Sebastopol. 707.824.9922.

Napa

UBUNTU RESTAURANT

1140 Main St., Napa. 707.251.5656.

SLICE OF LIFE

HONORABLE MENTION

EAST WEST CAFE

128 N. Main St., Sebastopol. 707.829.2822.

BEST VIETNAMESE Marin

LA MAISON DE LA REINE

346 Corte Madera Town Center, Corte Madera. 415.927.0288. Napa

ANNALIEN

1142 Main St., Napa. 707.224.8319. Sonoma

SIMPLY VIETNAM

966 N. Dutton Ave., Santa Rosa. 707.566.8910. HONORABLE MENTION

PHO VIETNAM

711 Stony Point Road, Santa Rosa. 707.571.7687.

BEST BREWPUB

BAY THAI CUISINE

Napa

Sonoma

SEA THAI BISTRO

2323 Sonoma Ave., Santa Rosa. 707.528.8333. 500 Petaluma Blvd. S., Petaluma. 707.766.6633. HONORABLE MENTION TIE

JHANTHONG BANBUA

2400 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa. 707.528.8048.



335 San Anselmo Ave., San Anselmo. 415.454.9840.

1809 Larkspur Landing Circle, Larkspur. 415.461.4677.

809 Fourth St., San Rafael. 415.458.8845.

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6970 McKinley St., Sebastopol. 707.829.6627.

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BEST VEGETARIAN

Sonoma

800 Petaluma Blvd. N., Petaluma. 707.762.8192.

BEST BREAKFAST

525 Fourth St., Santa Rosa. 707.526.3939.

Sonoma

MI PUEBLO TAQUERIA

THANK YOU SONOMA COUNTY

THAI HOUSE

PACIFICO RESTAURANTE MEXICANO

1237 Lincoln Ave., Calistoga. 707.942.4400.

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FIRST PLACE TIE

CALISTOGA INN

1250 Lincoln Ave., Calistoga. 707.942.4101.

DOWNTOWN JOE’S

902 Main St., Napa. 707.258.2337. Sonoma

RUSSIAN RIVER BREWING CO.

725 Fourth St., Santa Rosa. 707.545.2337.

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BEST PLACE TO

GET INTO THE COLD

Any person who must ask, “Um, why can’t the vodka be inside a regular freezer, while we stay in the warm bar on the outside?” is surely missing the point of Graziano’s Vodika Lounge. Vodka inspires fascination with all things that are clear as crystal and cold as ice—the sparkling shards in James Bond’s martini, coolly ordered in a room full of danger, or the rough frost on a bottle of Stoli pulled from the freezer at midnight. So-called ice bars, originating in Scandinavia’s frozen north, have opened in just a few of the trendsetting capitals of the world: London, New York and now

BEST GOPHER-GUT

WINE PAIRING

Rod Berglund had a pesky little problem at his Joseph Swan Vineyards, the historic Russian River Valley winery specializing in vineyard-designated Pinot Noir and old-vine Zinfandel: gophers, which were digging up his grapes. The creative guy decided to catch the marauding mammals, and, rather than waste them, he has naturally enough decided to eat them. Why not? Meat is meat. Thus, Berglund bags the offending diggers into ziplocks and freezes them. Meanwhile, he and his wife Karen are working on recipes so ambitious that he’s actually planning on publishing a cookbook. That means such dishes as gaupher rôti farci aux figues Mission noir enveloppé dans prosciutto (roast gopher with black Mission figs wrapped in prosciutto), gopher in mole sauce or even gopher confit. The wine pairings will be easy, Berglund says, explaining that he’s labeled each tasty animal as to which grape block it came from. As to when the book will debut or if there will be a preview dinner at his fun and funky tasting room sometime soon, Berglund isn’t committing quite yet. In the meantime, let’s all just lift a glass of delicious Pinot and sing along: “Great big gobs of greasy grimy gopher guts . . .” 2916 Laguna Road, Forestville. 707.573.3747.—C.S.

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The white-aproned folks behind the counter at the busy Genova Deli don’t have time for dawdlers, and they’ll let you know it. If you’re not prepared to bark your order as soon as your number is called, you’ll get a glare, a sigh or possibly even that most humiliating sendoff of them all, an eye-roll. To be fair, it’s tough to order a sandwich here, when decisions begin with just the bread. There are 14 starchy choices, including sliced sourdough, wheat, light rye and marble rye; rolls run the gamut of hard sour, soft sour, sweet, wheat, seeded, onion or Dutch crunch as well as specialties like European, focaccia or croissant. Next, you need to decide on meats, from a list of 30, including head cheese and beef tongue. There are a halfdozen salads, as well as meatballs and 10 cheeses. Then there are the toppings, from a list of 16, like cranberry sauce or muffuletta. It’s intimidating, perhaps, but good impetus to get you out of your sandwich rut. Baked ham and Swiss on rye, sure. But better yet, why not try something new, like peppered ham, fresh-made mozzarella and zingy marinated mushrooms on focaccia? Now that’s living! 1550 Trancas Street, Napa. 707.253.8686.—C.S.

Petaluma. Guests at Graziano’s are invited to don luxurious faux fur coats and hats, then enter a specially built walk-in freezer filled with the azure light of a sunless day. Above, the condenser unit keens like an authentic arctic wind—this is not the place to while away the evening sipping cosmos. Taste vodka samplers at their correct serving temperature— “bone chilling”—from potato and grain, Polish vodka infused with bison grass, and Kazakh vodka as creamy and smooth as the idea of snow. All that’s missing from this frozen little fantasy are the Björk remixes. 170 Petaluma Blvd N., Petaluma. 707.762.5997.—J.K.

Thank You, Sonoma County!

Best New Restaurant Honorable Mention

Live Music

707-542-8868 400 Mendocino Ave Santa Rosa

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HOPMONK TAVERN

230 Petaluma Ave., Sebastopol. 707.829.7300.

BEST COCKTAILS Marin

WILDFOX RESTAURANT

225 Alameda del Prado, Novato. 415.883.9125. Napa

HYDRO BAR & GRILL

1403 Lincoln Ave., Calistoga. 707.942.9777.

BEST WINE LIST Marin

RICK’S WINE CELLAR

207 Corte Madera Ave., Corte Madera. 415.927.9466. Napa

UBUNTU RESTAURANT 1140 Main St., Napa. 707.251.5656. Sonoma

CYRUS RESTAURANT

29 North St., Healdsburg. 707.433.3311.

Sonoma

UNDERWOOD BAR & BISTRO

9113 Graton Road, Graton. 707.823.7023.

SANTA ROSA 1880 B. MENDOCINO AVE.

SEBASTOPOL 560 GRAVENSTEIN HWY. N.

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STARK’S STEAKHOUSE

SYRAH BISTRO

205 Fifth St., Santa Rosa. 707.568.4002.

BEST WINETASTING ROOM

THE FLATIRON

RICK’S WINE CELLAR

724 B St., San Rafael. 415.453.4318.

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Napa

207 Corte Madera Ave., Corte Madera. 415.927.9466.

3020-A N. Hwy. 29, St. Helena. 707.967.9876.

CASTELLO DI AMOROSA

SILVERADO BREWING CO.

Napa

Dove-Shaped Colomba, Fruit Basket & Easter Princess Cakes Easter Egg Braid, Hot Cross Buns & Bunny-Shaped Breads Fresh Fruit Tarts & Mini Egg Cakes, Beet “Red Velvet” Cake, Assorted Easter cupcakes

Sonoma

4045 N. St. Helena Hwy., Calistoga. 707.967.6272.

1371 N. McDowell Blvd., Petaluma. 707.775.3775.

WOODENHEAD WINERY

Thanks for making us your Best Bakery!

609 Fifth St., Santa Rosa. 707.579.9408.

BEYOND THE GLORY

HONORABLE MENTION TIE

BEAR REPUBLIC BREWING CO.

11447 Old Redwood Hwy., Healdsburg. 707.431.3646.

BEST DIVE BAR

BEST SAUVIGNON BLANC

2AM CLUB

382 Miller Ave., Mill Valley. 415.388.6036. Napa

SUSIE’S BAR

1365 Lincoln Ave., Calistoga. 707.942.6710. Sonoma

ROUND ROBIN

616 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa. 707.575.1354.

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ROSS VALLEY WINERY

343 San Anselmo Ave., San Anselmo. 415.457.5157. Napa

ARTESA VINEYARDS & WINERY 1345 Henry Road, Napa. 707.224.1668. Sonoma

HANNA WINERY

HONORABLE MENTION

9280 Hwy. 128, Healdsburg. 707.431.4310.

106 Petaluma Blvd. N., Petaluma. 707.763.0118.

5353 Occidental Road, Santa Rosa. 707.575.3371.

GALE’S CENTRAL CLUB 14 45 T OW N & C O U N T RY D R . S A N TA R O S A 707-527-7654

5700 River Road, Forestville. 707.887.2703. HONORABLE MENTION

Marin

72 25 H E A L D S B U R G A V E . S E B A S TO P O L 707-829-8101

Sonoma

AUSIELLO’S FIFTH STREET GRILL

345 Healdsburg Ave., Healdsburg. 707.431.7258.

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BEST SPORTS BAR

521 Adams St., Santa Rosa. 707.546.5100.

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MERRY EDWARDS WINES

2959 Gravenstein Hwy. N., Sebastopol. 707.823.7466.

BEST CHARDONNAY Marin

STUBBS VINEYARD

10000 Marshall-Petaluma Road, Petaluma. 707.486.3152. Napa FIRST PLACE TIE

ROMBAUER VINEYARDS

915 Oakville Cross Road, Oakville. 800.273.8809.

HAWKES WINERY

BEST SYRAH MOUNT TAMALPAIS VINEYARDS Sonoma

ARNOT-ROBERTS

Sonoma

6450 First St., Forestville. 707.820.1383.

235 Healdsburg Ave., Healdsburg. 707.431.9400.

HONORABLE MENTION

HONORABLE MENTION

5 Fitch St., Healdsburg. 707.433.3473.

BEST SPARKLING WINE Marin

PT. REYES VINEYARDS 12700 Hwy. 1, Pt. Reyes. 415.663.1011. Napa

SCHRAMSBERG VINEYARDS

1400 Schramsberg Road, Calistoga. 707.942.4558. Sonoma

IRON HORSE VINEYARDS

9786 Ross Station Road, Sebastopol. 707.887.1507. HONORABLE MENTION

KORBEL CHAMPAGNE CELLARS 13250 River Road, Guerneville. 707.824.7000.

BEST CABERNET Marin

POINT REYES VINEYARDS 12700 Hwy. 1, Pt. Reyes. 415.663.1011.

FULL SERVICE CATERING AVAILABLE 225 ALAMEDA DEL PRADO NOVATO,

BEST PINOT NOIR Napa

WHITEHALL LANE WINERY

MAIN DINING ROOM SEATS UP TO 100

CA 94949

PATIO SEATS UP TO 60

415.883.9125

TERRACE SEATS UP TO 75

WWW.WILDFOXRESTAURANT.COM

LONGBOARD VINEYARDS

Best Thai Best Restaurant R es t Thank T han you!

1563 St. Helena Hwy., St. Helena. 707.963.9454.

“ S LOW- SMOK E D ” SOUTHERN B AR-B-Q

Sonoma

LA CREMA WINERY

(... A WOOD FIRE...NOT GAS!)

235 Healdsburg Ave., Healdsburg. 707.431.9400.

BEER & WINE

(CHOSEN FOR A PERFECT BBQ MATCH)

OPEN 7 DAYS

HONORABLE MENTION TIE

WOODENHEAD WINERY

LUNCH & DINNER &TAKE OUT

5700 River Road, Forestville. 707.887.2703.

11:30 am - 8:30 pm

CLAYPOOL CELLARS

www.claypoolcellars.com

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BEST TIPS FOR KEEPING SEX IN MARRIAGE AFTER THE BABY CARRIAGE When was the last time you flashed your spouse or washed the dishes in exchange for a little below-the-belt lovinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;? If youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re wondering what place such sassy, scintillating activities have in your married life, you probably arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t alone. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s also time for you to pick up a copy of â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Make Love Whenever Possible When Married with Children,â&#x20AC;&#x2122; the recently released book by local authors Leslie Kaplan (above left) and Peg Melnik (right).

ROMANCE Kaplan, who teaches college English, met Melnik, a columnist for the Santa Rosa Press Democrat, in their daughtersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; kindergarten class. They commiserated about how sleep deprivation was causing a sort of matrimonial amnesia, making them wonder: Why did I marry my husband? They started writing down their experiences and their witty, practical solutions for staying in love with their spouses, all of which can be summed up in two words: make love. Seems simple, right? But why are there so many marriages languishing or festering with resentment? According to Kaplan and Melnik, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s due to a lack of preparation. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Everyone teaches you how to burp a baby, but no one teaches you how to be a parent and a lover at the same time,â&#x20AC;? Melnik says. Many people believe that sweet-smelling babies follow wedded bliss, instead of the â&#x20AC;&#x153;ugly truthâ&#x20AC;? that having children can ruin a relationship. Somewhere between the bachelor party and the baptism, many once-bubbly relationships fizzle like a neglected bottle of Champagne. The

good news is that it doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have to be this way. â&#x20AC;&#x153;People think the mate can wait,â&#x20AC;? Melnik says. Contrary to popular thinking, parents should remember that they are lovers first. Kaplan and Melnik advocate a practical eroticism that can be incorporated into daily life. Cell phones, for example, are good for more than just reminding your spouse to pick up more baby wipes; why not send a suggestive text message that gives your sweetie something to look forward to? Of course, love-making isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t just about sex. The authors also share strategies for staying emotionally connected, like starting a book club for two, creating a spiritual corner for peaceful repose or establishing the 15-minute rule: after the kids are in bed, each person gets seven and a half minutes to talk and be listened to.

Make Love is about providing desperately needed wisdom in a culture sorely lacking it. As Kaplan explains, â&#x20AC;&#x153;We wrote this book so that nobody has to suffer like we did.â&#x20AC;?â&#x20AC;&#x201D;J.D.

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We sit on the bench, his arm over my shoulder, the sun shining down on our faces as we enjoy the view. The gleaming minerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s lettuce is thriving after the seasonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s torrential rains, and in the valley below, we can see downtown Petaluma, the bright colors of the lofts lining the river, the rolling green hills stretching so many miles across and the clouds floating languidly in the sky above it all. The bench shields us from other park-goers, out for hikes and frolics in Helen Putnam Regional Park. I turn to read the plaque embedded in the wood, expecting the normal dedication to some long-dead person who once enjoyed this view, just like us, and who now floats in oblivion. The engraving instead reads: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Here Donna Said Yesâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;January 31, 1993.â&#x20AC;? I am ecstatic. On the very bench where Donnaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s unknown suitor got down on one knee and confessed eternal love, my honey

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The best way to experience Tra Vigne is to park a few blocks away, walk over the creek bridge and along the railroad tracks to the restaurant. After that, it’s through the front door and into a completely different, far more beautiful world, giving it your vote for Napa County’s best romantic dinner. The high-ceilinged dining area focuses on a lovely Old World bar, perfect for sitting at a table for two looking out over the courtyard and into each other’s eyes. Butternut squash ravioli for the vegetarian, New York steak in a Cabernet Sauvignon sauce for the meat-eater, chocolate tiramisu for both before the warmest, loveliest walk back to the car.—G.M.

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end of the Golden Gate Bridge, and we’d just finished. We’d put our clothes on, and were backing away up onto the road when we heard a big whomping sound. Right where we’d been parking, this guy—I think it was a guy—had jumped off the bridge, had just crashed right into the sand. Bam! We found a pay phone and called the police, but we couldn’t get over how that body had fallen exactly where our car had been parked. Me, I couldn’t stop thinking [this part said with clear and obvious pride in her voice] that if Jimmy hadn’t prematurely ejaculated, we’d both be dead now!”—D.T.

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When Mill Valley’s Bungalow 44 expanded its too-cozy dining room a few years ago, adding an enclosed adjoining tent of the type normally rented for parties, no one realized how cozy and elegant that “tent” would eventually become. Warmed by a beautiful, big, oldfashioned brick fireplace, the room has become a hot-spot in more ways than one, as parades of kissing couples jockey for possession of the couch, romantically positioned right in front of the fireplace. When the weather is rainy and the downpour delicately pounds the canvas roof, there is no place safer or more exotically comfy than in front of that fire. 44 E. Blithedale Ave., Mill Valley. 415.381.2500.—D.T.

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Earth Camp Collective, the Sebastopol summer camp program that connects kids with nature and encourages playing in the dirt, has an ambitious plan for 2010. They want to raise $10,000 to pay for 50 local kids to attend the camp at Laguna Farm this summer. To

FAMILY make it happen, the group is planning several fundraising events, including a concert at the farm on May 22 with music by trans darlings Coyote Grace, and of course plenty of organic eats. But the most novel among the fundraising schemes is the community-recycling program. Hereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s how it goes: The Earth Camp Collective has set up a CRV recycling center near Laguna Farmâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s CSA barn. People coming out to the farm to pick up produce or commune with the â&#x20AC;&#x153;cosmicâ&#x20AC;? chickens can donate their CRVrefundable bottles and cans with refunds attached, and Earth Camp will recycle the containers. The money from the containers will be used for scholarships. Easy, right? All this fundraising comes at a pivotal time

for Earth Camp. Regardless of the rotten economy, the program is growing, and this summer will include a one-week session for teens. The curriculum will still be built around regular Earth Camp themes of sustainability, interconnectedness and empowerment, but the curriculum will be more mature. Earth Camp cofounder Vanessa Eyen says that the camp is really all about creating change. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The reason we started this summer camp,â&#x20AC;? Eyen says, â&#x20AC;&#x153;is to provide experiences for children that teach them the skills theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll need for a sustainable future.â&#x20AC;? And who doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want a better future? At Laguna Farm, 1725 Cooper Road, Sebastopol. 707.824.1600.â&#x20AC;&#x201D;K.M.

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Marin is a bastion of quality used baby gear, and, with a new burbler in the house, I have driven from the hills of Mill Valley to the tract homes of Novato scooping up great Craigslist finds to clothe her. But now, those searching for recycled top-of-the-line items in the nation’s wealthiest-per-capita county don’t have to comb through online listings from questionable sellers—not, at least, with San Rafael’s Outgrown and Fairfax’s Yeah Baby!, your reader’s picks to tie for best kids consignment shops in Marin. Both Yeah Baby! and Outgrown have the kinds of brands that Marinites have no problem spending mad bank on, using for two months and then discarding. Burberry for baby? You got it. They’ve both got a solid policy of only carrying clothes in good shape, and the prices are a burp of fresh air. If you’re looking to pick up some Ralph Lauren, Janie and Jack, Small Paul or Ollie Baby duds at Circo™ by Target prices—plus a selection of maternity clothes and toys—Outgrown and Yeah Baby are the spots.—G.M.

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The revolution may not be televised, but it will be screened at local venues for a modest donation, thanks to Transition Sebastopol. The grassroots group is at the forefront of an environmental movement that has been rapidly gaining popularity in the States. They show environmentaland food-themed movies, network with local transportation and environmental groups, and work to increase small-scale local food production, all with the aim of creating a more livable future. Transition Sebastopol’s cofounder Scott McKeown calls it a bottom-up grassroots movement. It’s trying to change almost every aspect of the community, from the economy to the way we care for elderly people, with the momentum coming from local communities, not government. In 2008, Sebastopol was the ninth such transition town in the United States (Cotati was the fourth), but less than two years later there are more than 60 across the country. McKeown said that the group actually represents much of the West County, including Occidental and Forestville. Recently, the umbrella organization that promotes transition towns around the country, Transitions US, opened its headquarters in Sebastopol, making the West County officially the best place in America to transition. McKeown says that with enough planning, people can transition into a future that may be climate changed, resource-depleted and oil scarce, but livable. The idea is that communities can relearn such skills as gardening and food preservation to become independent of large food chains that could fail or a monetary system that could falter under higher fuel prices.

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Want to buy an emu? A longhaired rabbit? A couple tons of horse manure? The remarkably entertaining and surprise-packed chalkboard in front of Sebastopol’s Frizelle-Enos Co. store is where sellers and buyers of all kinds of domestic and barnyard animals can scribble their desires for various expendable creatures. A free community service provided by Frizelle-Enos for over 15 years, the enormous board is like a low-tech personal ad for critters. Asked to name the strangest thing recently posted on the board, one employee mentioned a handwritten ad requesting healthy hens so someone’s rooster “could have sex.” Most commonly, the board offers homes for dogs, cats, parrots and horses, or desperate pleas for the return of lost pets. Not everyone who drops in to study the board is looking for an animal, however. With a simple installation as occasionally weird as this one, most people just stop by to be entertained. 265 Petaluma Ave., Sebastopol. 707.823.6404.—D.T.

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ACCIDENTALLY SPEND ON YOURSELF Fleurtique is crammed between a pizza shack and the Swiss Hotel on the Sonoma Plaza, but it might as well be in Paris. Owner Sara Coble has an eye for trend pieces that fuse Euro chic sophistication with bohemian California casual, purveying the sort of gift items I always have trouble actually parting with. This sliver of a boutique houses an impressive selection of clothing and accessories, despite its size. There’s a diverse range of pajama choices, from matching flannel to silky slips to cotton boy shorts, and the sparkling chandelier

earrings, delicate charm necklaces, jersey dresses and funky rain boots mean that the only thing easier than finding a gift for a friend is finding a gift for oneself. Coble also stocks work by local artists, including her own range of playful T-shirts and tank tops that say things like “Eiffel Cute” and “Olive You.” 14 W. Spain St., Sonoma. 707.933.1430.—R.M.

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The Santa Rosa Free Clinic began as an attempt to provide no-cost, accessible healthcare for the homeless population gathered at the Catholic Charities Family Support Center. Struggling to increase hours of operation from one day to two days with a staff composed almost entirely of volunteer nurses, doctors, mental-health professionals and eligibility workers, Santa Rosa Free Clinic’s clientele now includes housed, underinsured and even employed patients. With funding from the California Mental Health Services Act and Southwest Community Health Center, the drop-in clinic serves as the only primary care and psychiatric support for a growing number of North Bay residents, regardless of the residency and income requirements that so many clinics enforce. The clinic, though usually filled to capacity most days, maintains an atmosphere of professionalism and compassion and is now accepting Medi-Cal and other government-funded healthcare programs. Open Mondays and Wednesdays at 9am. And if you don’t need it, make a donation! 465 A St., Santa Rosa. 707.546.6479.—D.B.

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Bigger is not always better, as Perry’s Art Supply proves. How many times have you been inside a big-box “arts and crafts” store, dumbstruck at the lack of customer service? Where fake flowers outnumber gouache watercolors? Where finding someone who knows the best adhesives and acrylics is all but impossible? Perry’s is your readers pick for best art-supply store in Marin, and it’s certainly not for size. The small space houses a staggering selection of art supplies, though, and even more importantly, a wealth of product knowledge and customer service. Where other stores might not much care that you’re shopping there, let alone allow themselves to be interested in your art project, Perry himself takes a personal investment in the customer’s specific needs and has a host of hard-to-find supplies to fit the bill.—G.M.

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Kelley Rajala, director of Sonoma County GoLocal, has been dreaming up the concept of the Share Exchange for the past seven years. Rajala envisions a center for sustainability, neighborhood-scale economic developments and a place to celebrate Sonoma County’s DIY inclinations. Slated to be a physical space in downtown Santa Rosa, with a projected opening date of Sept. 1, 2010, the Share Exchange will be a place where locally owned businesses and projects can work together sharing resources, time and space. With a growing network of people like designer Robin Stefani, Rajala’s dream is that much closer to becoming reality. “The state of the economy is part of the reason why we feel now is the time to make this happen. These ideas have been floating around in the sustainability community for a while,” Stefani says. “There have been different micro-versions. Now there is enough momentum to create our own community’s version.” Based on the idea of creating “livability centers” in different spaces across communities, the current iteration of the Share Exchange came about when Rajala, a member of the Tool Lending Library Board, discovered that the founder needed to move the library out of his apartment and into a storefront. She drew up plans for a building that could house many local businesses and projects that are focused on repairing, reuse and recycling, along with skill-building, time-banking and the incubation of micro-scale enterprise. “It is about collaboration and partnering with existing groups and businesses. There is so much going on here,” Rajala says. “So many groups that are interested in local food, and local energy and greenhouse-gas reduction that instead of us doing all that, we provide a place for them to come and get the word out to the public.”

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Rajala and Stefani are ready to embark on some serious community mapping, in order to pinpoint exactly what the community might need, as they apply for funding and increased support for the project. “Now is a time to look at things outside of the box and figure out what we are going to do about the current situation,” Stefani says. “The past economic model—consumerism and working 9 to 5—failed us as a system and did not provide us with an opportunity to do meaningful work. There are so many resources here: trade sharing, business incubation, classes. The new economic model is about empowering people to do meaningful work.” Contact them via Facebook at Share Exchange.—L.C.

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Walking down Center Street, just off Healdsburgâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s tony town square, a sign etched into an inconspicuous door front caught my eye. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Cosmic Cowgirls, Ink,â&#x20AC;? it read. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Transforming Lives into Legends.â&#x20AC;? Another sign reads: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Being legendary is not about being famous or respected.â&#x20AC;? So what exactly do the Cowgirls believe a legend is? Taking the bull by the horns, I call and reach Mary MacDonald, director of Cosmic Cowgirls, a publishing and production house for women and girls. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are all legends,â&#x20AC;? MacDonald says, â&#x20AC;&#x153;and we honor all lives and voices.â&#x20AC;? Founded in 2006 by the Rev. Shiloh Sophia McCloud (above), a visionary writer, artist and teacher, Cosmic Cowgirls seeks to empower women of all ages through creative workshops, offered onsite and online. While exploring and sharing specific deep and thorny topics like the loss of a child, a cancer diagnosis or addiction and recovery, participants are guided toward personal transformation using art and writing as tools. The premise is that one womanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s suffering can be transformed into a healing process, or medicine, for another. The thoughts, writings and illustrations generated in Cowgirl classes are compiled, published and sold as healing journals for women. Currently there are seven journals in use by therapists working in womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s prisons, rehabilitation centers, womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s circles and with private clients. The Cosmic Cowgirlsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; philosophy states that â&#x20AC;&#x153;life is much like a rodeo of the soul,â&#x20AC;? with circumstances ranging between a slow walk and hanging on to a bucking bronco. But the collective aims to make the best of whatever life has to offer, transforming what could be a pile of manure into a legendary garden. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The conversations sparked between cowgirls are irreverent and reverent at the same time,â&#x20AC;? MacDonald says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We celebrate creativity and love while having fun and creating together for the benefit of women and girls.â&#x20AC;? Cosmic Cowgirls has a nationwide membership, and is open to women and girls. A Cosmic Cowboys group for boys is currently in the development phase. In addition to creative workshops, the group hosts productions and events, and recently brought author Alice Walker to the Raven Theater. Maybe itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s time to pull on some boots, hop in the saddle and start living a legendary life. 401 Center St., Ste. D, Healdsburg. 707.431.7827.â&#x20AC;&#x201D;S.D.

Paperbacks Unlimited is a far cry from the slick and impersonal corporate template favored by bigbox bookstores. This store feels like your grandmotherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s cozy den, with soft carpeting, handmade artwork, well-organized wood shelves all built by owner Howard Brown and Booker, the resident kitty (Brown fondly says the cat â&#x20AC;&#x153;owns the placeâ&#x20AC;?). With an inventory of over 80,000 booksâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; the largest selection of used books in the countyâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;in categories ranging from medical thrillers to paranormal romance to an evergrowing audio book selection,

Paperbacks Unlimited is likely to have what you are looking for. Want to be sure? Go to their website for a breakdown of the most popular authors by category. Books sell for about half the original publisherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s price, and in the spirit of reducing and reusing, you can trade your paperbacks for store credit, which can be applied to 70 percent of your purchase. Keep an eye out for the list of all Pulitzer Prize winners in fiction and, even better, the shrine to Danielle Steel. 4625 Hwy. 12, Santa Rosa. 707.539.8102.â&#x20AC;&#x201D;J.D.

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With an unbeatable selection of roses, peonies, bulbs, hanging baskets and iron trellises, King’s also excels in the usual springtime acquisitions. Throw the fertilizer, potting soil, vegetable plants and herbs on one of their flatbed wagons, and a backyard garden is just a couple of dirt-covered arms away. And for the clueless husband buying rose bushes for his wife on their first anniversary, the staff will be happy to offer tips on digging, planting and proper fertilizing. The business goes back to the 1800s, when George F. King started King’s as a grocery store. Four generations later, after an 1896 move to the present location and a jettisoning of milk and eggs, it’s been passed down to current owner Fred King. And the constant presence of women providing customer service and tending to the plants is a nice touch, and far more welcoming for most than the beefy guy at Home Depot spraying chemicals on the petunias.—G.M.

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Even the most well-planned vacation brings its own last-minute panic. We had been looking for firewood like crazy and simply couldn’t track it down anywhere—drug stores, grocery stores, hardware stores. Where in the godforsaken can we get some firewood? Finally, while in the agonizing process of surrendering to a half-baked supermarket Duraflame solution, a woman eating at the tables in front of Pearson & Co. overheard our dilemma. “You need firewood?” she asked. “I’ve got some firewood up at my house that you could have.” A total stranger, she drew us a map to her house up on the hill, explained how to get through the wooden gate and into the backyard, and told us to take as much wood as we wanted! Our vacation was saved, thanks to the kindness of humanity! Amazing! 2759 Fourth St., Santa Rosa. 707.541.3868.—G.M.

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TO FIND THAT HEEZYWHATSIT YOU NEED FOR THE DOOHICKEY THAT’S REALLY OLD UNDERNEATH THE WHATCHAMCALIT IN YOUR HOUSE Break a bronze hinge on your redwood cupboards? Need to match a doorknob from 1946? Saddled with a “charming early-century” fixer-upper that you bought at the height of the housing boom for the bargain price of $575,000 plus a lifetime of repairs? Ray’s Trading Co. on Gravenstein Highway most likely has what you need. And even if you don’t own an old house, tricking out your bicycle with cast-iron stars or finding an old

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rusted tiger statuette to use as a hood ornament on your 1985 Tercel is now within your grasp, thanks to Ray’s many bins of random weirdness. On a drive through West County, it’s always worth a stop, if only to gawk at the way houses once had iceboxes, double-hung windows, clawfoot tubs, milk jugs and radiators. Rarely can the average trinket lover leave without a little brown bag of $4 old-timey knickknacks. 3570 Gravenstein Hwy. S., Sebastopol. 707.829.9726.—G.M.

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Aw shucks, is it too late already? Remember when critics of “three lanes all the way” warned that the expansion of Highway 101 would merely invite future slow-downs? They were right, and the future sure arrived fast. That’s because the new lane is designated an HOV, or carpool, lane. At exactly the time of day when extra capacity is needed most, it’s used least. This is what drivers endured months of delays and torn up roadways for, and residents, sleepless nights of construction noise? A carpool lane? A carpool lane in the context of North Bay driving habits is, for better or worse . . . what’s the word? Bullshit. Dangerous bullshit. Picture this: two lanes slowed or at a stop, while a few cars zip by in the left HOV lane and right merge lanes at speeds out of balance and nonconducive to merging but ripe for accidents. The only drivers in the carpool lane are (1) scofflaws; (2) scofflaws with tinted windows; and (3) people driving their kids. All 1970s-style gas rationing, virtuous-citizen environmentalism aside, the end of the story is that everybody paid for it, and at key hours of the day, it doesn’t adequately do the one simple job it’s meant to do: move traffic. The train is looking better all the time, but where is it? Until then, find me fuming in the right lane.—J.K.

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JUNE 20, JULY 18 & AUGUST 15 Summer Chamber Concerts Sunday Afternoons with Carol Menke & Friends June 20th with Corrick & Norma Brown

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SONNEN BMW

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1899 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa. 707.546.1806. HONORABLE MENTION

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205 Fifth St., Santa Rosa. 707.575.1474.

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1020 Gravenstein Hwy. S., Sebastopol. 707.829.1991.

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JACOB QUIHUIS, DC

1819 Fourth St., Santa Rosa. 707.523.9850.

BEST ORTHODONTIST

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JANET GARVEY-STANGVIK NAPA VALLEY CENTER FOR SPIRITUAL LIVING 1227 Coombs St., Napa. 707.252.4847. Sonoma

DR. SUNJYA K. SCHWEIG

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616 Petaluma Blvd. N., Ste. C, Petaluma. 707.778.3171.

6 Loch Loman Drive, San Rafael. 415.459.8006.

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575 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Ste. 3, Greenbrae. 415.925.8900. Napa

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PACIFIC LASER EYE CARE

LASER VUE EYE CENTER

3540 Mendocino Ave., Ste. 200, Santa Rosa. 707.522.6200.

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807 D St., San Rafael. 415.454.3443. Napa FIRST PLACE TIE

SITE FOR SORE EYES

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inding great outsider music is a process of both keeping oneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s foot in the pool for unusual ripples and, more importantly, separating novelty from the sincere output of unique individuals. Everybody has at one point sung a joke rap song, but how many have recorded an entire solo album capped with a four-minute death metal track listed as â&#x20AC;&#x153;All of My Rights Were Broken to Pieces and Now I Am Going to Take All My Rights Back from You and Then Your Heart Will Stop Beatingâ&#x20AC;?? Meet Jack Springs, the North Bayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s own Daniel Johnston or Wesley Willis, a completely untrained and unfettered musician carving out his own path. I first heard about Springs from Jesse Wickman, a recording engineer at Atlas Studios who had no particular expectations when he took a call last year to book a studio date. When Springs arrived and declined to tune his electric guitar, however, Wickman knew this wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be another ordinary session. On the first take, to a start-stop rhythm of his own design, Springs strummed open strings and sang: â&#x20AC;&#x153;My rights were

violated. But theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not anymore. My rights. Were violated. But theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re. Not anymore. My rights were. Violated. But theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not. Anymore. My rights were violated but. Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not anymore.â&#x20AC;? Suddenly, Springs stopped playing, and Wickman stopped recording, befuddled. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We listened to the playback,â&#x20AC;? Wickman says, â&#x20AC;&#x153;and Jack was like, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Great! But it needs to be four minutes 37 seconds.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; I asked him, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Do you want to record it again, and make it that long?â&#x20AC;&#x2122; He said, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;No. It has to be four minutes and 37 seconds.â&#x20AC;? Wickman looped the track with editing software so it was near the desired time, and the two listened again. The phrase â&#x20AC;&#x153;My rights were violated but theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not anymoreâ&#x20AC;? repeated a total of 24 times. Springs was pleased. It was better than Metallica, he said. He recorded another song. This one had more lyrics. â&#x20AC;&#x153;These strings are strumming because heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s recording the Jack tracks,â&#x20AC;? Springs recited, over the same open guitar noise. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Oh Jack, oh Jack, I tried everything in the book but I did not understand â&#x20AC;&#x2122;em, so I came up with a little rhythm of my own and thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s why I call it the blues. And itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s very peaceful for your soul, Jack. And everyone listening to this song, I hope you will enjoy it. It sounds good to me. And when this song hits No. 1, this song is dedicated to James and a role model. And when this song hits No. 1, you will be hearing me real soon. And that is it for the day.â&#x20AC;? When Springs returned for more sessions, Wickman had an idea. Googling â&#x20AC;&#x153;death metal mp3sâ&#x20AC;? to find copyright-free samples of garage metal bands, he again stitched a loop, and put Jack in front of the microphone. The ferocious, transformative backing tracksâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;coupled with a caffeine boostâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;ignited an expulsion of anger. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You are face to face with me!â&#x20AC;? Springs screamed. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You will pay for everything that you have done to me! So donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t give me any lip! And if you do, my nights will haunt you! For the rest of your life! And the wicked life you live will not set you free! And that is it! For the violated nights!â&#x20AC;? Springs put 13 of his songs on a CD-R, christened himself Jack Attack, called his album My Rights Have Been Violated and has since been giving copies away to anyone who asks. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s since become a local cult figure. Word of mouth about his music is brimming underground, heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s often played on community radio, and heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s had one of his songs covered live. One fan even took on the task of printing Jack Attack T-shirts. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just turning into something crazy,â&#x20AC;? says Wickman. Repeated themes abound in Springsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; lyricsâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;his rights being taken away, your heart and how it beats, his taking his rights back from you, the blues, trains, the virus in his head. Springs is 25, works for Old Adobe Developmental Services at G&G Supermarket in Santa Rosa, lives in a group home in Wikiup and has a Pink Floyd tattoo. He met me at Juice Shack after I found him at his work, and confirmed the bare emotion so evident in his music is not a put-on. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I was born with something called mental retardation, but more highfunctional. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s one of my disorders. And I have ADHD, hyperactive disorder,â&#x20AC;? Springs says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;So I just took it on paper of how I

was treated growing up and the way people treated me, and translated it into feelings, into a masterpiece.â&#x20AC;? Springs grew up in Clearlake where he attended a special ed program, where other kids would shove his head in the toilet and flush it, play cruel practical jokes and try to fight him. Once, he was coerced into trying marijuana, got caught, was kicked out of school, and then got beaten up for telling the administration who supplied it. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was very horrible,â&#x20AC;? Springs relates. â&#x20AC;&#x153;People bullied me, teased me, such as society. Instead of keeping that bottled up, I turned a negative into a positive, into music. And letting those things out in a positive way. It was just mainly everyone in the world was treating me like garbage.â&#x20AC;?

There is no impulse in his approach to be anything but real. Springsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; catharsis is evident in such Jack Attack songs as â&#x20AC;&#x153;Destruction of All Viruses,â&#x20AC;? where he growls a venomous warning of reclamation: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Now is the time for you to see my master. He will take your soul away from you now that I have all of my rights back. I will feel no more pain ever again.â&#x20AC;? Springs has no regular internet access and no MySpace page, but he does have a girlfriend, Annie, who lives in Sacramento and is supportive of his music. His mother lives there as well, but his dad is â&#x20AC;&#x153;in heaven.â&#x20AC;? (Springs, who has recently become a Christian, says, â&#x20AC;&#x153;I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to go to hell. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not pleasant.â&#x20AC;?) Because his songs are musically rudimentary, the honesty in Springsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; voice and passion for his lyrics rises above the music. There is no impulse in his approach to be anything but real. Rarely is music so unaffected ever recorded and heard. I ask Springs how heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d react if people tried to make fun of his music. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t matter to me because I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t care what they think,â&#x20AC;? he says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The important thing is, my music is a masterpiece. The way I put it together is the way I want to put it together.â&#x20AC;? Springs regrets that he was once â&#x20AC;&#x153;known as a loser,â&#x20AC;? but heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s found personal strength since he started recording. He continues to write new songs, and his goals include getting a record deal and playing live. Most importantly, he wants to show the people who mistreated him that heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s made something of his life. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If my rights werenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t violated, I wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be down this road,â&#x20AC;? he says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m glad that they were, because I can let my feelings out in music. Sometimes, when people mistreat you, you canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t keep it bottled up. You have to release the pain.â&#x20AC;? Hear Jack Attack at Gabe Melineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s music blog, www.citysoundinertia.com.

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