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The true cost of powerful economic growth BY TOM MARIANI


grew up in Eureka with the government telling us the air quality was not harmful to our health. When I was very young, there were large and small burners for all the sawmills. Clothes that had been hung on a line to dry had to be shaken outside before they were folded, to get all the sawdust and soot off. But nobody warned us about breathing that air.

Then PG&E built an atomic power plant near Humboldt Bay. Clean, cheap energy, they told us. How proud we should have been in 1963 as they brought this new atomic power plant online. None of us knew of the additional earthquake faults that would cause them to shut it down in 1976, and PG&E’s records that couldn’t account for three radioactive rods. But by then we had two pulp mill stacks spewing stink that we were told was not harmful for us to breathe. Oh, there were some particulars they told us about later. They couldn’t correlate the high cancer rate of people working at or living near the pulp mills. We were asked instead to look at all the jobs the mills provided. The people of Japan are now dependent on which way the wind blows as to how much radioactivity they will be exposed to. I can see no reason they should rely on the information they are getting from their government or the lack of information they are getting from the corporate operators of their damaged atomic power plants. The only advice I have is from the early days of Monday Night Football’s Don Meredith: “Turn out the lights, the party’s over.”

Tom Mariani is a poet and writer living in Santa Rosa. We welcome your contribution. To have your topical essay of 350 words considered for publication, write

Best of the Best

Hey, Bohemian staff. Thanks a lot—you really delivered on the “Hidden Gems” promise (“Best of the North Bay,” Mar. 23), making your Best Of issue the best ever. I’ve lived in Sonoma County since ’72 and consider myself well-informed on happenings and local sights, but you dug deep and came up with some fabulous possibilities new to me and described them with first-rate skill. Thanks.


Your “Best of the North Bay” issue should win a prize for Best Issue! I always read it every year, but this one blew away my expectations. I didn’t even see the QR code on the cover until I read the directions inside, but we downloaded the app and scanned all the codes. The links to videos all through the paper were a really smart touch! We loved the Bollywood dancers and Jeremiah’s Photo Corner. Keep up the good work.


Joe Leonard is the best! He’s tattooed everyone I know. That’s cool he did the art on your cover.

JAKE Santa Rosa

In Defense of the Phone Book Wow, a lot of interesting information, some of it factual (“Yellow Fever,” Mar. 16). Seven out of 10 U.S. adults still use the Yellow Pages (this is valid thirdparty research, not opinion or personal observation), and as advertisers who turned out for a rally last Monday have been telling the S.F. Board of Supervisors,

it isn’t the city’s job to tell them how to reach customers. Yellow Pages publishers don’t want to deliver books to consumers who don’t use them, so if you’d like to opt out, just go to It’s fast and easy. It seems odd that with unemployment in California at an alltime high, the supervisors would put thousands of jobs in jeopardy. Full disclosure, I work for the Yellow Pages Association.

SHOBBS Santa Cruz

Phone books are certainly not dead. Many small businesses rely on them for customers and much-needed revenue. They are more reliable than the internet. We live in a free country where freedom of speech is guaranteed. This includes advertising from companies to your doorsteps. Furthermore, asking something like “Why do we need more than one phone book?” is akin to asking “Why do we need more than one pizza place?” Most people don’t like monopolies. They create high prices and bad service.


Play’s the Thing I felt the same dismay in reading David Templeton’s review of The Final Scene that I did while watching the play. The play kept losing its tension for me—blowing apart like the expanding universe—because the direction is fitful, lacking its anchors in time (cadence). Maybe it is hard to direct a play that juxtaposes loss (mortality) and the amusements with which we distract ourselves. The very broad direction is similar in function to a laugh track—as if the director doesn’t trust how good the words are, and they are very good indeed. I love the witty exchanges. They get one through life and through the play. I think the play is at its best when it is focused and more subtle, particularly when the


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actors reveal so much of themselves when describing Gretchen, and during the scenes when Gretchen stops acting (arch and demanding) and begins to say goodbye to the set and her role (the physical world and her idea of herself). Directing the play as outright farce sacrifices nuance and poignancy, diminishing dimension, meaning and the potential of the play itself. There are so many sensibilities: Tom Stoppard couldn’t have written The Glass Menagerie; Tennessee Williams couldn’t have written The Caucasian Chalk Circle; Bertolt Brecht couldn’t have written South Pacific; and Hammerstein and Logan could not have written The Final Scene. There’s no doubt the director is very talented, but this play is perhaps not suited to his particular sensibility.


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hotographs showing a raw, festering wound around the mouth of a shark that was roughly handled by researchers at the Farallon Islands in late 2009 have surfaced, raising serious questions about a controversial shark-tagging program. The images depict “Junior,”

a great white shark fitted with a “smart position or temperature transmitting” (SPOT) tag by San Diego marine biologist Michael Domeier and released on Oct. 29, 2009. The procedure, which involved bringing the shark aboard a floating platform, was bungled when the animal became hooked in the throat. Researchers performed an impromptu surgery using bolt clippers inserted through one of the fish’s gill slits

On Sunday, March 27, Marin County Supervisor Charles McGlashan died of a heart attack in Lake Tahoe. He was 49 years old. McGlashan leaves behind a vibrant legacy of environmental activism, specifically in the areas of sustainability, energy efficiency and renewable power. Described by friends and family as caring, giving and compassionate about the environment, McGlashan championed a litany of progressive causes during his time as supervisor. His advocacy for affordable housing, bicycle and pedestrian improvements, public transportation, zero waste, green building, environmental justice and habitat protection constitutes a great legacy. In 2008, the former environmental consultant spearheaded the creation of the Marin Energy Authority which launched the Marin Clean Energy initiative, offering an alternative source of energy to PG&E. McGlashan was a driving force behind the formation of Sonoma Marin Area Rail Transit (SMART), as well as the recent ban on single-use plastic bags in his county. He will be remembered for his progressive vision and dedication toward more just and livable communities.

to cut the hook, part of which was left in the shark’s throat when scientists let it go. They also bolted a SPOT tag to the shark’s dorsal fin. The Bohemian broke the story of Domeier’s plans just days before the tagging occurred. In the year following the event, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) officials who permitted Domeier’s project— ) 10 featured on a National

After recent congressional hearings in which Rep. Peter King, R-New York, attacked American Muslims for not speaking out strongly enough against terrorism, understanding is more important than ever. This week, Imam Ali Siddiqui, Muslim scholar, chaplain and writer, leads a discussion titled “What Is Life Like for Muslims in Sonoma County?” The talk is presented on Sunday, April 3, at the Glaser Center. 547 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa. 12:30pm. Free. 707. 823.0925. —Leilani Clark

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Shark Tag ( 9 Geographic television series— assuaged concerns that the shark might have been seriously wounded by the operation. But the recently surfaced images show an emaciated animal wearing a SPOT tag in its fin and bearing a large, exposed wound on the right side of its face. What caused the injury is not known. Though the shark was hooked in the esophagus, the wound is located on his right cheek. When contacted by the Bohemian, Domeier referred to the website of his nonprofit organization, Marine Conservation Science Institute, where he recently posted a statement assuring that Junior’s injury is the result of an attack by another shark. Such wounds, Domeier writes, can cause difficulty in feeding and temporary weight loss. Since the photograph, the shark has traveled thousands of miles, according to the veteran researcher. Other shark experts believe rough handling by the researchers caused Junior’s injury. “In the shark world, bites from other sharks happen all the time, but the chances of them resulting in an abscess like this are slim to none,” says underwater photographer Chris Hartzell, also vice president of the Monterey Peninsula Audubon Society. “An abscess indicates a circulatory problem, possibly caused by damage to the skeletal system.” A source close to the photographers who saw Junior last fall reports that the shark was apparently unable to fully close its jaw. Hartzell, who has seen sharks bearing hook-related and bite-caused injuries, thinks the floating buoy that became jammed in Junior’s mouth during his capture might have displaced the jaw’s joint. Patric Douglas, who operates a shark-viewing tour company called Shark Diver, has dived with great whites for a decade. “I’ve never seen a wound like that on a white shark,” Douglas says. “Shark bites heal, and that’s not a fresh bite wound that’s healing. That is a

diseased animal that’s dying.” Junior was caught and released within the boundaries of the Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary, a federal zone where white-shark protections include a prohibition on approaching within 164 feet of one of the animals. Though multiple scientists warned ahead of time that Domeier’s hands-on approach to tagging great whites could injure such large, heavy fish, officials green-lighted the project. Junior and a subsequent shark were fitted with SPOT tags before the sanctuary’s managers suspended Domeier’s permit. Sean Van Sommeran, founder of the Pelagic Shark Research Foundation in Santa Cruz, has tagged many large sharks using little more than a hand-held lance and has opposed Domeier’s SPOT-tagging research since he began applying it to great whites several years ago in Mexican waters. Van Sommeran considers Domeier’s methods “a huge leap backwards for shark-research conservation.” Others outraged by the events before and after the handling of Junior declined to speak on the record about the issue for fear of reprisals in the competitive and political world of shark research. These sources allege that the photographs of the injured shark were submitted in fall 2010 to federal sanctuary officials as material to be publicly reviewed. Mary Jane Schramm, a spokesperson for the NOAA, told the Bohemian that images and video footage of the injured shark were received too late to be included in a September 2010 report evaluating Domeier’s project. An upcoming evaluation, Schramm says, will thoroughly discuss Junior’s injuries. Domeier responded to an inquiry by referring to his website, which states that Junior was most recently detected swimming in the Pacific on March 21. “So the shark might be alive,” Douglas says, “but we need viable breeding animals in the population, not swimming corpses with electronic packages attached to their fins.”

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ut the cordâ&#x20AC;? has become the rallying cry for those interested in abandoning cable television in favor of streaming online video to their phones, tablets, desktops andâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; forsooth!â&#x20AC;&#x201D;televisions.


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cutting their core product might seem to be grassroots movement. However, one should keep in mind the fact that broadcast networks themselves have stoked much of the fervor by streaming their content directly to consumers via their respective websites, effectively sidestepping cable. Moreover, Hulu is a consortium of a several networksâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;NBC itself owns over a 30 percent stake. This is ironic given the fact that Comcast now owns NBCUniversal (the merged version of the network and the studio). However, the Department of Justice mandated as part of Comcastâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s acquisition that it â&#x20AC;&#x153;must relinquish its management rights in Huluâ&#x20AC;? lest it â&#x20AC;&#x153;interfere with the management of Hulu, and, in particular, the development of products that compete with Comcastâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s video service.â&#x20AC;? Comcast isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t crying, since it dominates much of the broadband market. To wit, the cable behemoth still proďŹ ts by the umbilical link through which the data that is, say, Parks and Recreation comes tumbling. The revolution is being televised on the internet, brought to you by the very entity against which youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re in revolt. One could say itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s like cutting off cableâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s nose to stream its face.

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ike fingers of ghostly warning, the images of plumes from Japan’s nuclear disaster have crossed the ocean to tap us on the shoulder and warn, “Pay attention!” Tapping the other shoulder is the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS), independent watchdogs of the nuclear-power industry for 40 years. Since the nuclear crises in Japan first began, the UCS has provided indepth updates of what’s actually happening to contain the radioactivity release.

With politics shrouding facts, we won’t get the facts from Energy Secretary Steven Chu, no matter how reassuring he may have sounded on CNN. The safety and security of nuclear power plants at present is subject to lack of oversight, human error, politics— and to the influence purchased by campaign contributions. reports: “Lawmakers currently serving on the House Energy and Commerce Committee received on average $9,024 from contributions connected to nuclear energy while their noncommittee counterparts received an average of just $3,314, a difference of about 63 percent. On the Senate side, the gap is closer but still apparent. Senate Environment and Public Works Committee members received an average of $11,229 while their noncommittee counterparts took in $9,605, a difference of about 15 percent. Based on contributions from Jan. 1, 2001, to Dec. 31, 2010, the industry has given over $4.6 million to lawmakers that have served since the 109th Congress. Current lawmakers have taken in more than $2.7 million in

contributions in that same time frame.” A reliable analysis of nuclear power plant safety will therefore not come from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) or the industry. Nuclear engineer David Lochbaum, a former safety trainer for the NRC with 17 years of nuclear-power-plant experience— and a member of the Union of Concerned Scientists—says the practice of pressure containment in a nuclear power plant used to have a back-up system for safety, but now the practice serves as the only means to cool reactor cores, keeping radiation from escaping. “When the business owners wanted 20 percent more power, [to] make more money,” Lochbaum explained in a March 23 press briefing, “the NRC threw out Safety Guide 1 and went with this [system] that might work but might not work as well. It was disgraceful for the NRC to do that. It’s put millions of Americans at undue and elevated risk, and it was done simply for business purposes instead of safety. The NRC’s own Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards is vehemently against that concept, but the NRC’s bowing to industry pressure, putting financial motives ahead of public safety.” Transcripts of press briefings can be found at

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Thursday, April 7, 7pm DAVE EGGERS and VENDELA VIDA in conversation with DAVIA NELSON

Bay Area authors, editors, and publishers Dave Eggers and Vendela Vida will speak in the Jackson Theater on Thursday, April 7 at 7pm. The event will be moderated by Davia Nelson, one of the two Kitchen Sisters, whose radio shows appear on National Public Radio. OUR PANEL: DAVE EGGERS is the author of seven books, founder of an independent publishing house, and co-author of a series about international human rights crises. His latest book, Zeitoun, prompted the establishment of the Zeitoun Foundation to aid the rebuilding of New Orleans and promote inter-faith understanding. VENDELA VIDA Winner of the Kate Chopin Award, and author of two novels The New York Times selected as Notable Books of the Year. Her most recent novel, The Lovers, was published this past summer to great critical acclaim. DAVIA NELSON and her radio collaborator Nikki Silva are best known as National Public Radioâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Kitchen Sisters. Ms. Nelson is also a screenwriter and casting director.

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Dining BY THE BEAKER Through scientific means, Enartis Vinquiry can tell if a wine should go in the glass or down the drain.

The Wine Doctors At Windsor wine lab Enartis Vinquiry, healthcare for ailing wine is top priority BY JAMES KNIGHT


end it back and ask for another bottle,” Alexis Lichine advised restaurant-goers in 1951, “just as you would if you were served a bad egg.” The cosmopolitan wine négociant and author— pictured on the dust jacket of his book Wines of France in a Bold Look gray suit, with slicked-back hair, Gauloises in hand—could do

little more than offer centuries-old advice on this subject: sometimes good wine goes bad. That’s why we endure the arcane tableside ceremony of presentation, cork-gawking and tentative tasting: not to sip and ponder whether we “like” it or not, as sometimes misunderstood, but to determine whether it’s faulty. There’s the rub. As flummoxing

as it is to find the “right” words for “good” wines, how many wine drinkers feel confident enough to call out a technically flawed wine—not to mention get a fix on which of the dozens of ailments of wine it suffers from? Fortunately, few bottles are sent back these days, at least among the recently manufactured wines that are commonly consumed. In the 20th century, modern techniques made commercially produced wines more inherently stable. The wine hero of the 1950s

wore a white lab coat and packed a Pyrex beaker in one hand, a refractometer in the other. In contrast, today’s typical narrative celebrates Zen-like masters who are believed to get the best expression from their wine when they “get out of its way and let it do its thing,” as the mantra goes. One might think that the white-coat set, having banished the microscopic enemies of wine, have moved on, victorious. That is not the case. They’re here, and they’re as busy as ever in the war against wine gone bad. These days, much of the whitecoat work is outsourced to professional laboratories like Windsor’s Enartis Vinquiry. Providing a smorgasbord of extremely useful services to the industry, including alcohol testing for labeling requirements and analysis of grapes and wine for organic compounds and microbes, Enartis Vinquiry offers seminar series on wine blending, threshold testing and sensory of analysis of wine both good and bad. This is the story of the bad. The first rule about wine defects, sensory scientist Denise Gardner says—to a group that’s largely been recruited by their employers to swirl and sniff the worst of the worst—is that everybody’s different. Some might have a low tolerance for an aroma; others, a preference for it. Indeed, many of the worst offenders can actually add to a wine’s aroma, when present in small amounts. Instead of debating in the manner of “I say tomato, you say tomahto,” Enartis Vinquiry employs tastepreference panels and plots out the results in complex graphs. Some look like starbursts, others like city zoning maps. Nobody can argue about plainly visual defects like “pinking,” which occurs in white wine, or “browning” in red. Oxidation, the primary enemy of wine, can produce aromas of overripe apples, sherry or rancid nuts. Add volatile acetic acid or ethyl acetate, and get vinegar, rotting fruit or fingernail polish. The best ) 22 cure here is prevention:

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simple, diligent cellar routines keep oxygen out of wine, and the addition of sulďŹ tes protects against oxidation. Unless labeled â&#x20AC;&#x153;contains no detected sulďŹ tes,â&#x20AC;? all wines have been treated with this preservative, in lower amounts than is typical for dried apricots. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s only one reason that wine could be rendered defective with sulfur: wine is made by people. If someone were to misplace a decimal when calculating a work orderâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;just saying, for instanceâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;an entire lot of high-end Napa Cabernet Sauvignon could receive a dose several factors above the legal limit. Luckily for them, thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s an easy, if unappealing, cure: hydrogen peroxide neutralizes the sulďŹ tes. Before the Cab goes blond. Hydrogen sulďŹ de may sound similar, but thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a difference. Any naughty person who has thrown a rotten egg against a wall would recognize it. The grower could be to blame for dusting the vineyard with sulfur too late in the season, or the vintner for letting a fermentation bog down until the nutrient-deprived yeast literally pooped out. If it doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t resolve, a light-blue dash of copper sulfate solution does the trick; eschew the heavy metal, and risk inviting the dreaded mercaptans. These sulďŹ de derivatives mimic a rank cornucopia of vegetable aromasâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;mostly cooked, some compostedâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;from onion, cooked cabbage and asparagus to canned corn and natural gas. Again, there is a cureâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;but this time for only half of them. Unlike the toasty, smoky aromas of ďŹ ne oak barrels, â&#x20AC;&#x153;smoke taintâ&#x20AC;? smells more like barbecue or campďŹ re pit. Grapes soak up these aromas when the air is full of forest ďŹ re ash, as Northern California experienced in 2008. Worse than ďŹ re is the sun; when light shines too long on lightcolored wine bottlesâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;particularly sparklingâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;they may become â&#x20AC;&#x153;lightstruck,â&#x20AC;? smelling of skunk, cheese or plastic. Of no surprise to detractors of big, buttery Chardonnay, a surfeit of this characteristic is considered





a ďŹ&#x201A;aw. The chemical responsible for the more aggressive aromas of malolactically fermented Chardonnay is diacetyl; little wonder that the â&#x20AC;&#x153;natural ďŹ&#x201A;avor addedâ&#x20AC;? to buttered popcorn is exactly that. Today, laboratories have engineered new lactic acid bacteria strains that reduce this tendency. Lactobacillus itself, when keeping the wrong company, may turn a buttery wine to a â&#x20AC;&#x153;mouseyâ&#x20AC;? one. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not as cute as it sounds.

â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;The joke is, you wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to drink the wines we drink all day.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Brettanomyces is a particularly cagey bug, a type of yeast that shows up to ruin the party long after the good yeast has drunk its ďŹ ll (actually, just the opposite) and gone. Brett is culpable for a yard-long list of aromas ranging from bacon, leather, clove and tar to wet dog, horse blanket, BandAid and creosote. At minimal levels, some are desirable; isovaleric acid, the same that lends â&#x20AC;&#x153;vomitâ&#x20AC;?-ďŹ&#x201A;avored Jelly Beans their novelty, is not. Brett is extremely persistent. On the other hand, the unique characteristics of some venerable chateaux are thought to be due to their resident brettanomyces. Cork taint is the most insidious of all banes of wine, popping up in random bottles long after theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been shipped. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Corkedâ&#x20AC;? wine was the particular malady that Alexis Lichine warned us against 60 years ago. Contaminated cellars or moldy corks are the cause, but sanitary measures are not so simple: chlorine is a friend of 2, 4, 6-trichloroanisole. Whole cellars have been surrendered to TCA, which has a musty, wet-cardboard

or dank-cellar aroma that ďŹ&#x201A;attens out or kills a wineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fruit. Improved cork manufacturing processes and screw-cap enclosures are viable solutions, while the consumer at home can take a shot at rescuing an affected bottle by pouring it over a sheet of plastic wrap. If some of these bad actors sound really bad, thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s little cause for worry. Methoxypyrazine is not an explosive chemical found in drug labs, after all; itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the â&#x20AC;&#x153;greenâ&#x20AC;? aroma typical to Cabernet Franc. A faulty wine is not likely to make anyone sick from drinking it, though, as the bugs that bring down the mightiest vintage are no match for the human stomach. Wines with minor, albeit recalcitrant defects are often quietly â&#x20AC;&#x153;disappearedâ&#x20AC;? into a larger blend, and rarely must outright unredeemables be shown the drain. Of more concern to the consumer is when a wineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s technical ďŹ&#x201A;aws are passed off as representing its â&#x20AC;&#x153;terroir.â&#x20AC;? Cynicism is seldom to blame; more often itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s due to the inattention of wine bar staff or a vintnerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s self-deceiving â&#x20AC;&#x153;cellar palate.â&#x20AC;? Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a minor trend afoot to sensationalize the kind of additions that prevent or minimize wine spoilage as â&#x20AC;&#x153;manipulations.â&#x20AC;? While itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s true that among Enartis Vinquiryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s self-admitted goals is to sell its analytical services and aromamassaging additives, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s also entirely unlikely that the industry at large has any interest in jeopardizing millions of dollars of drinkable product for the sake of taking a philosophical position. Just how much wine out there needs ďŹ xing? Enartis Vinquiry declined to divulge even a round number of such clients. (Perhaps the ďŹ rst rule of wine defects is that nobody talks about wine defects.) Seminar presenter John Katchmer, an enologist who spends his day in the ostensibly enviable task of tasting hundreds of wines, might lend us a clue when he says, â&#x20AC;&#x153;The joke is, you wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to drink the wine we drink all day.â&#x20AC;?

Our selective list of North Bay restaurants is subject to menu, pricing and schedule changes. Call first for confirmation. For expanded listings, visit COST: $ = Under $12; $$ = $13-$20; $$$ = $21-$26; $$$$ = Over $27

Thai Issan Thai. $$. Popular full-spectrum Thai restaurant. Lunch, Mon-Sat; dinner daily. 208 Petaluma Blvd N, Petaluma. 707.762.5966.

Rating indicates the low to average cost of a full dinner for one person, exclusive of desserts, beverages and tip.

Underwood Bar & Bistro European bistro. $$.


The Underwood’s classy bistro menu and impressive bar belie its rural setting. Lunch and dinner, Tues-Sat; dinner only, Sun. 9113 Graton Rd, Graton. 707.823.7023.

Applewood Inn California cuisine. $$$. California wine country food inspired by European traditions. Dinner daily; midweek locals’ specials. 13555 Hwy 116, Guerneville. 707.869.9093.

Cafe Cape Fear Cafe. $$. Comforting atmosphere and Southern-kissed California flavors. Lunch and dinner daily; brunch, Sat-Sun. 25191 Hwy 116, Duncans Mills. 707.865.9246.

Charcuterie French Mediterranean. $$. Intimate bistro has casual European winebar feel. Lunch, Mon-Sat; dinner, Sun-Thurs. 335 Healdsburg Ave, Healdsburg. 707.431.7231.

De Schmire Hearty continental. $$-$$$. Informal, with emphasis on seafood. Generous portions, open kitchen, outside dining. Dinner daily. 304 Bodega Ave, Petaluma. 70.762.1901.

El Coqui Puerto Rican. $-$$. Authentic and delicious Puerto Rican home cooking. Plan on lunching early–the place fills up fast. 400 Mendocino Ave, Santa Rosa. 707.542.8868.

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

Highland Dell Lodge German-Californian. $$. Newly renovated, beautiful setting at the Russian River; locals’ nights Mon and Thurs. Dinner, Thurs-Tues; brunch, Sun. 21050 River Blvd, Monte Rio. 707.865.2300.

Juanita Juanita Mexican. $. Fun and funky. Lunch and dinner daily. 19114 Arnold Dr, Sonoma. 707.935.3981.

La Hacienda Mexican. $$. A family-style Mexican eatery with a Michoacan touch. Lunch and dinner daily. 134 N Cloverdale Blvd, Cloverdale. 707.894.9365. Madrona Manor Eclectic California cuisine. $$$$. Romantic fine dining in grand historic landmark mansion. Seasonal menu and superior wine list. Dinner daily. 1001 Westside Rd, Healdsburg. 707.433.4321. Mirepoix French. $$$. Inspired European dishes with nary a culinary misstep. Lunch and dinner, Tues-Sat; lunch only, Sun. Reservations encouraged. 275 Windsor River Rd, Windsor. 707.838.0162.

Pamposh Indian. $-$$. Clean, fresh, exciting traditional Indian food. Chicken tikka masala is indescribably good. Lunch and dinner, Tues-Sun. 52 Mission Circle, Ste 10, Santa Rosa. 707.538.3367.

Ravenette Bistro. $$. Here’s that secret spot you look for all your life: great food, cheery service and a cozy ambiance. Menu changes weekly, with focus on tapas-style small plates. Dinner, Thurs-Sat; brunch, Sun. 117 North St, Healdsburg. 707.431.1770.

Roberto’s Restaurant Italian. $$. Reliable home-style Italian cooking. Dinner, TuesSun. 4776 Sonoma Hwy, Santa Rosa. 707.539.0260.

Sal’s Bistro Italian. $$$$$. A nice neighborhood place for pizza, pasta and specials like cioppino. Lunch and dinner daily. 919 Lakeville Ave, Petaluma. 707.765.5900.

Simply Vietnam Vietnamese. $. Friendly Vietnamese for all ethnic tastes. Savory, satisfying and filling. Pho can be hit or miss, depending on the meat quality. Lunch and dinner daily. 966 N Dutton Ave, Santa Rosa. 707.566.8910.

Sugo Italian. $-$$. Bang-up fresh food at prices that seem

Willow Wood Market Cafe Mediterranean. $$. Homey, eclectic foods. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily; brunch, Sun. 9020 Graton Rd, Graton. 707.823.0233.

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M A R I N COUNTY Benissimo Ristorante & Bar Italian. $$. Hearty and flavorful food in authentic neighborhood-style Italian restaurant. Lunch and dinner daily. 18 Tamalpais Dr, Corte Madera. 415.927.2316.

Citrus & Spice Thai/ Californian. $$. Thai meets California, with fresh fruit accents, light herbs and spices, and a great mango-duck summer roll. Lunch and dinner, Mon-Sat. 1444 Fourth St, San Rafael. 415.455.0444.

Fradelizio’s Italian. $$. Locally sourced northern Italian dishes with a California-cuisine touch. The house red is a custom blend from owner Paul Fradelizio. Lunch and dinner daily. 35 Broadway Blvd, Fairfax. 415.459.1618.

Left Bank French. $$-$$$. Splendid, authentic French cuisine. Lunch, Mon-Sat; dinner daily; brunch, Sun. 507 Magnolia Ave, Larkspur. 415.927.3331.

Nick’s Cove Seafood/ contemporary American. $$$$. Fresh from the bay oysters, upscale seafood, some steaks and a great burger. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. 23240 State Route 1, Marshall. 415.663.1033.

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Pizzeria Picco Pizza. $-$$. The wood-fired oven keeps things cozy, and the organic ingredients and produce make it all tasty. Lunch and dinner, Sat-Sun; dinner only, Mon-Fri. 32o Magnolia Ave, Larkspur. 415.945.8900. Station House Cafe American-California. $$. Innovative menu, fresh local seafood and range-fed meats. Outdoor dining; full bar. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. 11180 State Route 1, Pt Reyes. 415.663.1515.

Tommyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Wok Chinese. $-$$. Tasty and filling Chinese fare without the greasy weigh-down. Nice vegetarian selections, too. Lunch and dinner, Mon-Sat; dinner only, Sun.3001 Bridgeway Ave, Sausalito. 415.332.5818.

N A P A COUNTY Alexis Baking Co Cafe. $-$$. Alexis excels at baked goods and offers killer breakfasts and sensible soupâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;nâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;-salad lunches. 1517 Third St, Napa. 707.258.1827.

Brannanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Grill California cuisine. $$-$$$. Creative cuisine in handsome Craftsman setting. Lunch and dinner daily. 1347 Lincoln Ave, Calistoga. 707.942.2233.

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daily. 1260 Main St (at Clinton), Napa. 707.255.5552.

Fazerratiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Pizza. $-$$.

Red Rock Cafe & Backdoor BBQ American.

Great pie, cool brews, the gameâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s always on. Great place for post-Little League. 1517 W Imola Ave, Napa. 707.255.1188.

$-$$. Cafe specializing in barbecue and classic diner fare. Messy, delicious. Lunch and dinner daily. 1010 Lincoln Ave, Napa. 707.226.2633.

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Redd California cuisine. $$$$$. Rich dishes balanced by subtle flavors and careful yet casual presentation. Brunch at Redd is exceptional. Lunch, Mon-Sat; dinner daily; brunch, Sun. 6480 Washington St, Yountville. 707.944.2222.

Californian. $$. Ultracasual setting and laid-back service belies the delicious kitchen magic within; chilaquiles are legendary. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. 1437 Lincoln Ave, Calistoga. 707.942.6868.

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Siena California-Tuscan. $$$$. Sophisticated, terroirinformed cooking celebrates the local and seasonal, with electric combinations like sorrel-wrapped ahi tuna

puttanesca. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily; brunch, Sun. 875 Bordeaux Way, Napa. 707.259.0633.

Ubuntu Vegetarian. $$$$. Some of the most remarkable specimens of high-end vegetables and fruits available on a restaurant plate. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. 1140 Main St, Napa. 707.251.5656. Zuzu Spanish tapas. $$. Graze your way through a selection of tasty tapas in a lively rustic chic setting with a popular wine bar. Bite-sized Spanish and Latin American specialties include sizzling prawns, Spanish tortilla, and Brazilian style steamed mussels. Lunch, Mon-Fri; dinner daily. 829 Main St, Napa. 707.224.8555.


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Most reviews by James Knight. Note: Those listings marked ‘WC’ denote wineries with caves. These wineries are usually only open to the public by appointment.

SONOMA COUNTY Benovia Winery Unfussy cellar tasting in barn-style winery, refined Chard and Pinot; but “ooh, have you had their Zinfandel?” 3339 Hartman Road, Santa Rosa. By appointment only, 10am–4pm daily. 707.526.4441.

Eric Ross Winery Just friendly folks pouring Pinot, Zin and Marsanne-Roussane; don’t ask about the rooster. Ask about the rooster. 14300 Arnold Drive, Glen Ellen. Thursday-Monday 11am– 5pm.707.939.8525. Hartford Family Winery Tucked away on a winding backroad, manicured lawns, sunshine and the shade of sycamores. Sample a classic Sonoma-style Burgundian suite: Chard, Pinot and Russian River old vine Zin. 8075 Martinelli Road, Forestville. Daily 10am– 4:30pm. Fees vary. 707.887.8010.

Hart’s Desire Wines Brash Zinfandel and sensuous Pinot Noir from the label with the come-hither eyes. Brick walls plastered with art, participatory painting, and a jukebox also entertain in this old warehouse shared with Christi Vineyards and J. Keverson Winery. 53 Front St. (Old Roma Station), Healdsburg. Thursday–Monday, 11am– 5pm. Tasting fee $5. 707.433.3097.

Littorai Wines The future of integrated, sustainable wine farms may be glimpsed through a window darkly, while Sonoma Coast Pinot and Chard are brilliant in the glass. Tour and tasting by appointment. In west Sebastopol, 707.823.9586.

Medlock Ames Tasting Room Low-key urban aesthetic meets selfconscious sustainable land stewardship, with home-grown food pairings–plus a dark and stylish, full bar in the back. Make this your last stop of the day. 6487 Hwy. 128,

Healdsburg. Daily 10am–5pm. $12.50 fee. Alexander Valley Bar opens at 5pm. 707.431.8845.

Raymond Burr Vineyards Unpretentious,

and practices organic and biodynamic. 1829 St. Helena Hwy., Rutherford. Open daily, 9:30am–4:30pm. 707.963.2784.

Nichelini Winery

’70s-den-style room with loads of memorabilia, Emmies and miscellany that the late television great picked up in his travels. Weekends at 11am, greenhouse tour showcases hybridized orchids in all the colors of the rainbow. 8339 West Dry Creek Road, Healdsburg. Daily 11am to 5pm. No fee. 707.433.4365.

Take a joyride in the Napa backcountry and discover this rustic little winery that’s been in the family for generations. See the only Roman wine press in the Western Hemisphere. 2950 Sage Canyon Road, St. Helena. Saturday and Sunday, 10am–5pm. No fee. 707.963.0717.

Thomas George Estates Pinot pioneer Davis

of cowgirl sass but just one wine: “Date Night” Cabernet Sauvignon. Hale bale seating. 4660 Silverado Trail, Calistoga. By appointment. 707.942.4787.

Bynum hung up the hose clamp and sold his estate, but the good wine still flows in remodeled tasting room featuring a long bar and vineyard videos. Russian River Chard, Pinot and Zin; sweet berry flavors and long-lasting finishes. Caves completed for tours in 2010. 8075 Westside Road, Healdsburg. 11am–5pm, daily. Tasting fee, $5. 707.431.8031.

NAPA COUNTY Beaulieu Vineyard History in a glassful of dust– Rutherford dust. Somethingfor-everyone smorgasbord of solid varietal wines, plus library selections of flagship Georges de Latour Cab back to 1970. 1960 St. Helena Hwy., Rutherford. Daily, 10am–5pm. Tastings $15–$20; Reserve Room, $35. 707.967.5233.

Del Dotto Vineyards (WC) Caves lined with Italian marble and ancient tiles, not to mention Venetian chandeliers and mosaic marble floors. They host candle-lit tastings, replete with cheese and chocolate, Friday–Sunday. Opera resonates until 4pm; rock rules after 4pm. 1055 Atlas Peak Road, Napa. By appointment. 707.963.2134.

Grgich Hills Mike Grgich’s Chardonnays famously beat the competition at the 1976 “Judgment of Paris” and the allestate winery is solar-powered

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Somerston Wine Co. Ambitious ranch and winery offers horse-drawn buggy rides around swan lake, vineyards in the hills; cheese shop, farmfresh organic produce and lamb burgers downvalley. All that and wine, too. 6488 Washington St., Yountville. Noon-8pm, SundayThursday; till 9pm, FridaySaturday (10pm summer). $15–$40. Ranch tours by appointment, $50. 707.944.8200.

Truchard Vineyards (WC) No matter how attentive you are to the directions, no matter how much you study the quaint, hand-drawn map found online, no matter how vigilantly you watch the street addresses numerically climb along Old Sonoma Road, you will inevitably miss Truchard Vineyards. What follows is a three-point turn on a blind, two-lane road, with a single thought in your head: “This wine had better be worth the insurance deductible.” But with Cabernet this good, it is. 3234 Old Sonoma Road, Napa. By appointment. 707.253.7153.

The Wine Garage Defunct filling station with a mandate: No wines over $25. Well chosen from Napa Valley and beyond, plus half-gallon house jugs for $29.99. 1020-C Foothill Blvd., Calistoga. Monday–Saturday 11am–6:30pm; Sunday to 4:30pm. Tasting fee $5–$10. 707.942.5332.

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on Phillips says that he’s given up. Not given up on his dream of operating a small winery—at 1,500 cases, he’s just getting started. “I’ve given up chasing Pinot Noir,” he shrugs, even while forklifting two barrels of the stuff into position for bottling. Phillips holds his price point at $30, which for many small vintners is a Pinot no can do. “There’s a lot of great fruit out there that’s not Pinot, at great prices.” That’s frank talk in an age when sales of flagging brands are routinely “inspired” simply by jacking the price over $60, a threshold proven irresistible to discriminating buyers with a thirst for the Veblen vino. Having left a nearly paid-off Peninsula home and a steady career in IT to go into debt all over again, Phillips has scant cash to lavish on new oak barrels, the happy result being wines that taste less like sawmill and more like, say, Sancerre. The 2009 Sauvignon Blanc ($22) is nutty, spicy like orange peel potpourri, with a finish like an artisanal greyhound. While the 2009 Russian River Valley Estate Chardonnay ($24) shows wood overtones with rich baked fruit over a bright core of acidity, ask for the 2008 and find subtler fruit and floral aromas, cashew and fermented apple. Had enough ho-hum Viognier? Inspiration’s 2009 RRV Viognier ($29) is a genre standout of orange blossom and apricot pie, fruit cocktail and apricot nectar. The colorful pastoral depicted on the label does exist, but the winery is sensibly located in the Pinecreek Business Park. Here the tasting room features a flecked composite bar, modish lighting— the works. Make it your first stop on this Saturday’s Taste of Olivet, the newly formed Olivet Wine Road’s public invitation to join them along the area’s most friendly wine road less traveled. Bookended by the venerable De Loach and boutique Tara Bella, the familyowned wineries in between include Hook & Ladder, Harvest Moon and Pellegrini, with plenty of Pinot in between—at a great price. Inspiration Vineyards, 3360 Coffey Lane, Ste. E, Santa Rosa. Daily, 11am–4:30pm. $10 tasting fee. 707.237.4980. “Follow the Olivet Road” to music, eats, and a 20 percent discount on all wine at Taste of Olivet, Saturday, April 2, 11am–4pm. $30. www.—James Knight

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ndeveloped rolls of film. People explaining how they got their scars. Videos of babies in strollers.

Some people might say that Harrell Fletcher’s art is weird. Some people might even say that Harrell Fletcher’s art isn’t art at all. But at the Headlands Center for the Arts, a former Army barracks turned artistic haven situated on the Marin Headlands, Fletcher’s unconventional and

thought-provoking approach to the artistic process fits right in. One of 900 artists who have lived at Headlands Center for the Arts (HCA) since its artist-inresidence program began in 1986, Portland-based Fletcher is among the notable names who have benefited from the HCA and its mission. Ten of those artists have gone on to receive MacArthur Fellowship grants. The songwriter Will Oldham, aka Bonnie “Prince” Billy, spent three months at the HCA in 2008, during which time he wrote the songs comprised on

his 2009 album Beware. According to Holly Blake, residency manager for over 20 years, the Headlands Center for the Arts began as all great dreams do—with a crowbar. A military outpost for a hundred years, the buildings sat empty and fell into disrepair after the U.S. Army withdrew in 1972. Headlands’ cofounder David Ireland decided to explore the site by taking a crowbar to the boarded-up doors of the fourstory army barrack, and with a flashlight, beneath a leaking roof

dripping rain, Ireland saw the “good bones” of the building, says Blake. Thus began the envisioning of a thriving art center where artists could come to engage with the creative process in a deeper manner while staying connected to the outside world.


he Headlands residency is multidisciplinary and includes dancers, photographers, writers and musicians, all of whom maintain that there’s something special about the locale beyond the one-lane tunnel that connects Sausalito to the Headlands. “Go through that tunnel, and you’re transported into a different world,” says Sharon Maidenberg, executive director of the nearly 30-year-old program. “The place is beautiful and inspiring—not in a hokey way, but in a real and powerful way, because of the

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he buildings, with their continued renovation and historical energy, lie at the core of the HCA. The second-floor public rooms have been renovated to uncover cracks, layers of paint and building materials. Over dinner, I talk with Andre Dekker, a member of the art and architecture collective called “Observatorium.” Dekker wears a rumpled jacket, says that he’s jet-lagged from a flight from the Netherlands and is at HCA for the next three weeks to plan a renovation of the gym. “This was cultivated for defense purposes, and now we can cultivate it further,” Dekker says, touching on the HCA’s role as an artistic outpost in a militarized society. Indeed, it’s hard to

imagine that the cozy, yellowwalled mess hall designed by Ann Hamilton during her own oneyear residency in 1989 was once filled with soldiers grimly tucking into gruel before going out to play war games on the beach. Maidenberg echoes that the HCA’s history, combined with its casual approach to the artistic process and its open-door policy, is a humanizing experience. It’s this element of the human, of the celebration of the everyday, that comes through in the public art projects of alumni like Harrell Fletcher, who takes things like baby strollers and wind chimes and makes them into something that deserve a second look. “It wouldn’t be interesting to have a bunch of artists holed up, making stuff in isolation,” says Maidenberg. “Everything really is connected. We want people to have broader experiences that are truly impacting their practice, but also impacting their world and their lives as people.”

HOME TO ROOST Participants prepare for a recent ‘SQUART’ performance at

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five days a week in the gallery under an open-door policy where anybody can drop in and observe her creative process. Arrington says she was drawn to sharing her process with the public because her work already carries this as a strong element.

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layers of history and of quite literally being on the edge of the world.” Harrell Fletcher first arrived at the Headlands for an open house in 1987. Blown away by the beauty of the environment and the “interesting cultural experiences,” he made it his mission to return. In 1995, he was chosen for a graduate fellowship program, and in 1998 was selected as an artist in residence, an experience for which there are usually 1,500 applicants to fill one of 45 spots, which come free of cost, including travel, studio space, dinners and housing for anywhere from a few weeks to a few months. Fletcher is now founder of the Art as Social Practice program at Portland State University (, a participatory website created with filmmaker/writer/performance artist Miranda July, was acquired

by the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art in 2010), and credits the Headlands for shaping his career. “It always seemed like an amazing alternative to the urban art scene,” he tells me as we talk over the sounds of clanking pans in the mess hall. “To come out here and feel really relaxed, in such a beautiful area, and the interaction with ocean, the raccoons, the birds.” HCA offers public programs and access to galleries, performances and lectures, though its focus is the artist-inresidence program. Since the program is process- rather than project-based, artists can follow their own path during the stay, encouraged to take walks along the rugged coast and interact with the environment. The only requirement is showing up for dinner in the mess hall each evening. “We don’t mandate that they do anything specific,” says Maidenberg. “Most folks are coming in at moments in their career when some time away from their reality will be important to their creative process.” Brian Teare, a San Francisco– based poet known for his challenging and dense prose, will be an artist-in-residence this summer. “Because I write a lot about the coast and coastal ecology, I really liked the idea of being able to hike around in that area,” says Teare. The multidisciplinary aspect of the program drew him in as well, he says. “I like being able to have dinner with visual artists and have a cross-genre conversation. In urban areas, the communities don’t overlap that much.” Rather than a venue in which to sit in isolation, the HCA blurs the boundaries that tend to exist between artist and viewer. It’s open to the public, with publicprogram days offered twice a month. San Francisco–based dancer and choreographer Laura Arrington currently inhabits the Project Space gallery, which allows artists to share their working processes with the public. Arrington will work for


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When you’re a young MC in Jamaica performing on local mobile sound systems, and none other than reggae legend Jack Ruby recognizes your talent and bestows upon you a nickname, that nickname is going to stay for good. So it was with Fitzroy Albert Cotterell, whom Ruby dubbed Prezident Brown as the resident DJ on his Hi-Power sound system. Since, Brown has emerged as one of reggae’s finest performers, usually making the festival circuit on large outdoor stages. This Thursday, he hits a small club backed by a full live band from Jamaica, and it’s bound to be hot, steamy and packed. Don’t miss it on Thursday, March 31, at Chrome Lotus. 501 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa. 9pm. $15. No phone.


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French Sparrow For all the acclaim and awards showered on Marion Cotillard and her lead role in the Edith Piaf biopic La Vie en Rose, it bears repeating that her performance was certifiably acting. In other words, it wasn’t Cotillard’s voice on the soundtrack, but rather that of Jil Aigrot. A Cannes-based singer and actress herself, Aigrot couldn’t help but feel somewhat upstaged by Cotillard, quietly releasing a solo CD in the wake of the film’s success and sporadically touring. There are many Edith Piaf impersonators in the world, but few who can attain the emotional wallop of Piaf’s delivery. Aigrot is an exquisite exception; she performs Friday, April 1, at the Dance Palace (503 B St., Point Reyes Station; 8pm. $30–$32; 415.663.1075) and Saturday, April 2, at the Napa Valley Opera House (1030 Main St., Napa; 8pm; $35–$40; 707.226.7372).

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The 25-year-old filmmaker Andrew Jenks was raised in New York, has lived in Belgium, founded a film festival when he was 16 and hired James Earl Jones when he was still a teenager. His father, assistant secretary general for the United Nations Bruce Jenks, might have helped with certain opportunities, and Jenks has already established himself as an award-winning documentary director. This February, MTV premiered his show World of Jenks, in which Jenks moves in for one week with people from all walks of life—a homeless man, a rapper, an NFL cheerleader—and documents his experiences with them. He speaks on Wednesday, April 6, at the SSU Cooperage. 1801 E. Cotati Ave., Rohnert Park. 7:30pm. $5–$15. 707.664.2832.

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SUPERBAD Placing â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Measure for Measureâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; in East Los Angeles is among the OSFâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s successful gambits this year.

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easure for Measure is stupid.

OK. There. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve said it. Measure for Measure, William Shakespeareâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s odd seriotragic comedy about sex, politics and severed heads has long been lumped among the playwrightâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s awkward â&#x20AC;&#x153;problem plays,â&#x20AC;? that common descriptive term used for Shakespeareâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s more difficultâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; i.e., impossible to produceâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;works for the stage.

Chief among the troubles lurking in Measureâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s treacherous text is the primary plot conceit, in which everything could be resolved with one man standing up and revealing his true identity instead of plotting unnecessarily tenuous alternatives. And then thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the unfathomable ending in which . . . well, few of Shakespeareâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s stories have conclusions that are more absurd, or more unsettling, than the one that concludes Measure for Measure. Like I said, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s stupid.

If it seems that I am building toward a massive critical rebuke of Oregon Shakespeare Festivalâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s recently opened production of Measure (playing now through November at the Angus Bowmer Theatre in Ashland), nothing could be further from the truth. As directed by Bill Rauch, OSFâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s increasingly bold artistic director, Measure for Measureâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s considerable faults are met headon, pounding them so skillfully from all directions that, in the end, the playâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;and I say this in hushed

reverenceâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;now actually works. Moreover, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s easily one of the best adaptations of one of Shakespeareâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s problem plays since, well, 2009, when the festival staged Allâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Well That Ends Wellâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;and somehow ďŹ gured out how to make it actually end well. Whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s become clear over the 76 years that the OSF has been in operationâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;and this is surely part of the reason that thousands of North Bay residents make the annual six-hour trek over the Siskiyou Passâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;is that OSF loves Shakespeareâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s underdogs. Though the company does a ďŹ ne enough job with its Hamlets and Midsummer Nightâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Dreams and all those Romeo and Juliets, it is what they do with the oddballsâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;King John, Titus Andronicus, Coriolanus, Cymbelineâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;that makes them special. One of the only festivals in the world committed to staging every single one of the Bardâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s plays, the company clearly heaps a bit of extra artistic attention on the problem plays, committed, it would seem, to solving those â&#x20AC;&#x153;problemsâ&#x20AC;? once and for all. In Rauchâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Measure, the story has been moved from Vienna to East L.A., â&#x20AC;&#x153;narrated,â&#x20AC;? in a way, by a trio of female mariachis who ďŹ rst appear as Latina cleaning women (and then reappear at various times to sing transitional Spanish tunes with translations projected onto the wall high above their heads). Duke Vincentio (Anthony Heald), a good-hearted leader but a tad eccentric, intends to learn about his countrymen by disguising himself as one of them, but the ďŹ rst thing he learns is that Angelo (RenĂŠ MillĂĄn), the highly moral judge heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s put in charge of the city, did not take long to become a tyrannical villain. Citing strict laws against fornication, Angelo has sentenced young Claudio (Frankie Alvarez)

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The woman is Juliette Binoche, billed as “Elle” (“She”). She works in an antique store with all the light and charm of a catacomb. She comes up for air to attend the lecture of a visiting author and lecturer. Being a local, she wants to show the writer some local sights. James, who plays the author, is Kiarostami’s real find: William Shimell, a British opera singer making his film debut. Shimell has a profile he’s clearly proud of, yet he’s approachable and self-deprecating. Certified Copy reflects Rossellini’s 1954 Voyage in Italy, which also concerns a complex feuding couple. Elle and James are headed to a small town popular with newlyweds; they see a jeweled golden tree, a fountain dedicated to familial bliss, an elderly married couple giving advice. Michelangelo’s David makes a cameo in one of James’ stories. But it’s slippery terrain to sneer at the art in this movie. Certified Copy is pointed at critics, just as it is aimed at the long-married types who mistake their spouses for pieces of furniture. It is Binoche who makes Certified Copy so heartbreaking: her seeking tenderness and approval from a man who won’t bend. In her search for signs of hope, Binoche builds on what could have been just an interesting game of acting, and she, above anyone, makes Certified Copy a genuine masterpiece. ‘Certified Copy’ plays through April 7 at the Smith Rafael Film Center in San Rafael; it opens Friday, April 8, at Summerfield Cinemas in Santa Rosa.

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NEW MOVIES Daddy I Do (NR; 90 min.) The 2010 Cannes Best Documentary winner explores the effect of abstinence-only versus comprehensive sex education in schools. At the Rafael March 30 with filmmakers Cassie and Nena Jaye in attendance. (AD)

Insidious (PG-13; 104 min.) The body of a comatose boy whose mind is trapped in some weird realm draws evil spirits to his family’s home. Barbara Hershey’s in it! (UL) Potiche (R; 103 min.) When the wealthy boss of an umbrella factory finds his workers on strike, his sympathetic wife takes over and improves working conditions. With Catherine Deneuve and Gerard Depardieu. At the Rafael. (KC)

Source Code (PG-13; 94 min.) Jake Gyllenhaal stars as a soldier on an odd assignment: inhabiting the body of a dying terrorist to discover where his next target will hit. Directed by Duncan Jones (Moon) (AD).

Win Win (R; 106 min.) Virtuous, heartfelt, unexciting. Paul Giamatti plays Mike, an ethically compromised lawyer and high school wrestling coach in a small Jersey town. The arrival of a troubled young man (Alex Shaffer in a solid debut) seems a godsend, but he also accidentally forces Mike to confront his own shady dealings. Giamatti gives the film some palpable desperation, but it’s hard to feel that there’s any true downfall at stake. (RvB)

Winter in Wartime (R; 103 min.) An adolescent Dutch boy feels the pull of the Resistance after aiding a British paratrooper in WWII Holland. At the Rafael. (UL)


Beastly (PG-13; 95 min.) Manhattan preppie insults a Goth girl witch and is transformed into a scarred creature until some other lady declares love for him. Reasonably amusing redo of Beauty and the Beast that turns into a nouveau fairy tale with too much time on its hands. (RvB) Cedar Rapids (R; 96 min.) Comedy about fun and debauchery at annual insurance convention stars Anne Heche and John C. Reilly. (AD) Certified Copy (NR; 106 min.) A French gallery owner (Juliette Binoche) and an English lecturer on art forgery (William Shimell) spend a day in Tuscany talking about art and life. At the Rafael Film Center. See review, adjacent page. (KC)

Diary of a Wimpy Kid 2: Rodrick Rules (PG; 96 min.) The tribulations of a younger brother, now entering seventh grade, continue in this sequel based on the popular Young Adult novels by Jeff Kinney. (UL)

Gnomeo & Juliet (G; 84 min.) It’s Romeo and Juliet, of course, set on your lawn. With the voices of Emily Blunt and Dame Maggie Smith. (AD)

I Am (NR; 76 min.) Director Tom Shadyac (Ace Ventura, Bruce Almighty) documents “the meaning of life” after an accident had him reconsider his life’s purpose. (AD) Jane Eyre (PG; 121 min.) Director Cary Fukunaga (Sin Nombre) plays up the darker aspects of Charlotte Brontë’s 1847 novel in this adaptation coproduced by BBC Films and starring Mia Wasikowska (Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland) and Michael Fassbender (Inglourious Basterds). At Summerfield Cinemas. (KC)

The King’s Speech (PG-13; 118 min.) Colin Firth gives a deeply affecting portrayal of a shamewracked man born and bred to be a spokesman, yet who is handicapped with a crippling stammer. (RvB)

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(PG-13; 109 min.) Strange agents trail a politician who runs the risk of behaving honestly. Stars Matt Damon and Emily Blunt; based on a short story by Philip K. Dick. (UL)

National Geographic presents the real-life story of a lioness and her cubs who escape a fire and a rival pride, and must learn to survive in a new, strange environment. At Summerfield Cinemas. (AD)

Battle: Los Angeles (PG-13; 116 min.) Aliens are turning Earth to rubble, and it’s up to the Marines, and Sgt. Aaron Eckhart, to stop them. (AD)

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world-renowned sitar player. Apr 2 at 7:30. $10. Bodyworks Yoga Studio, 490 Second St, Petaluma. 707.769.9933.

MARIN COUNTY Jill Aigrot Singing voice of Edith Piaf in film, â&#x20AC;&#x153;La Vie En Rose.â&#x20AC;? Apr 1 at 8. $30-$35. Dance Palace, Fifth and B streets, Pt Reyes Station. 415.663.1075.

Robben Ford Renowned blues guitarist joined by Jonathan McEuen and Anne Kerry Ford. Apr 2 at 8. $22-$25. 142 Throckmorton Theatre, 142 Throckmorton Ave, Mill Valley. 415.383.9600.

Spring Mingle Single professionals of all ages celebrate season of blossoming possibilities. Apr 5, 7 to 9. $10. Spinnaker, 100 Spinnaker Dr, Sausalito. 415.507.9962.

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Dress as your favorite song character and belt out your Liverpool best with Mr. Music. Apr 1 at 8. $5-$10. Sebastopol Community Center, 390 Morris St, Sebastopol. 707.823.1511.

Reggae superstar joined by full band. Mar 31. $15. Chrome Lotus, 501 Mendocino Ave, Santa Rosa.

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Jazz percussionist and friends perform special â&#x20AC;&#x153;Jazz in the Galleryâ&#x20AC;? concert. Apr 1 at 7:30 and 9. $25. Healdsburg Center for the Arts, 130 Plaza St, Healdsburg. 707.431.1970.

Premier slide guitarist and his band, the Delta Rhythm Kings, joined by opener Three Legged Sister. Apr 2 at 8. $15-$20. Hopmonk Tavern, 230 Petaluma Ave, Sebastopol. 707.829.7300.

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Faculty chamber music concert led by cellist Judiyaba. Apr 3 at 4. $8-$12. Green Music Center 1029, SSU, 1801 E Cotati Ave, Rohnert Park. 707.664.2353.

Santa Rosa Symphony perform Bee Gees tribute. Apr 2 at 8; Apr 3 at 3. $32-$75. Wells Fargo Center, 50 Mark West Springs Rd, Santa Rosa. 707.546.3600.

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many cultures in concert, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Fresh Water from an Ancient Well.â&#x20AC;? Apr 2 at 7:30. $25. Green Music Center 1029, SSU, 1801 E Cotati Ave, Rohnert Park. 707.579.2604.

Redwood Arts Council presents classical piano trio performing pieces by Haydn. Apr 2 at 8. $10-$25. Occidental Center for the Arts, Graton Road and Bohemian Highway, Occidental. 707.874.1124.

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Nate Lopez kicks off happy hour performance followed by Gabby LaLa, the Crux, Future Tongues and others. Apr 2 at 4:30. Aubergine, 755 Petaluma Ave, Sebastopol. 707.861.9190.

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Peter van Gelder Classical Hindustani ragas with

Internationally recognized violinist joined by pianist Elizabeth Pridgen. Apr 3 at 5. $30. Mt Tamalpais United Methodist Church, 410 Sycamore Ave, Mill Valley. 415.381.4453.

NAPA COUNTY Jil Aigrot Singing voice of Edith Piaf in film, â&#x20AC;&#x153;La Vie En Rose.â&#x20AC;? Apr 2 at 8. $35-$40. Napa Valley Opera House, 1030 Main St, Napa. 707.226.7372.

Grand Night for Singers First Sat of the month at 8, vocalists from around Northern California and beyond take turns onstage. Piano accompaniment by host Richard Evans. $15. Jarvis Conservatory, 1711 Main St, Napa. 707.255.5445.

Clubs SONOMA COUNTY Aâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Roma Roasters Apr 1, David Scott (jazz). Apr 2, Outsiders (rock). 95 Fifth St, Santa Rosa. 707.576.7765.

Aqus Cafe Mar 30, Josh Fossgreen. 189 H St, Petaluma. 707.778.6060.

Arlene Francis Center Apr 3, Mr. Kite Ensemble, Goodriddler, Odd Bird, the Crux, Blackwater Tentacles, Tessa

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Last Day Saloon

Mar 31, Gina Marie Lomonaco. Apr 1, Cast of Clowns, Shovelman. Apr 2, Mixed Media Show (see Concerts). Apr 3, La Vespa Dolce (see Film). 755 Petaluma Ave, Sebastopol. 707.829.2722.

Mar 30, Courtney Janes, Juan Boulder, Heather Van Cleve, Tessa Rissacher. Mar 31, Darkside Shine, Bad Boy Eddy, Super Unknown. Apr 2, Love Fool, Aqua Nett (rock). 120 Fifth St, Santa Rosa. 707.545.2343.

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Mar 31, Ali Weiss. Links at Bodega Harbour Golf Course, 21301 Heron Dr, Bodega Bay. 707.875.3519.

Mar 30, Phat Chance Quartet. Mar 31, Greg Hester. Apr 2, Yancie Taylor. Apr 3, Gwen Sugarmama Avery. Apr 56, Out of the Blue (swing). 16280 Main St, Guerneville. 707.869.0501.

Brixx Apr 2, Marshall House Project. 16 Kentucky St, Petaluma. 707.766.8162.

Chrome Lotus Mar 30, Michael Lamacchia. Mar 31, Prezident Brown (see Concerts). Apr 1, Billy Ruckus, DJ Sykwidit. Apr 2, Chanel, DJ Sykwidit. 501 Mendocino Ave, Santa Rosa.

Flamingo Lounge Wed and Thurs, karaoke. Fri and Sat, live music. Sun, salsa with lessons. Tues, swing night with lessons. 2777 Fourth St, Santa Rosa. 707.545.8530.

French Garden Restaurant Apr 1-2, Phil Lawrence Band. 8050 Bodega Ave, Sebastopol. 707.824.2030.

Gaiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Garden Mar 30, Jim Adams (jazz guitar). Mar 31, Hobo (folk). Apr 1, John Howardâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Dixie Recyclers. Apr 2, Haute Flash Quartet (gypsy jazz). Every Tues, blues with Sonny Lowe and friends. 1899 Mendocino Ave, Santa Rosa. 707.544.2491.

Mar 30, Misner & Smith. Mar 31, Rivereens. 1280 N McDowell Blvd, Petaluma. 707.778.8776.

Mc Tâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bullpen Apr 2, Levi Lloyd. 16246 First St, Guerneville. 707.869.3377.

Monroe Dance Hall Apr 2, Gator Beat. 1400 W College Ave, Santa Rosa. 707.529.5450.

Mystic Theatre Apr 2, Super Diamond, This Charming Band (tribute night). 23 Petaluma Blvd N, Petaluma. 707.765.2121.

North Light Books & Cafe Mar 31, Jonzing. 550 E Cotati Ave, Cotati. 707.792.4300.

Papaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Taverna Apr 1, Ten Foot Tone. 5688 Lakeville Hwy, Petaluma. 707.769.8545.

Phoenix Theater Apr 1,Thought Vomit, Skinhammer, Iditarod, Yeibichai, Pyrozombies. 201 Washington St, Petaluma. 707.762.3565.

River Rock Casino Apr 1, KA Your DJ. Apr 2, Tess

and Hip Trash. 3250 Hwy 128, Geyserville. 707.857.2777.

Russian River Brewing Co Apr 2, Dgiin. 725 Fourth St, Santa Rosa. 707.545.BEER.

Tradewinds Mar 30, Dgiin. Thurs, DJ Dave. Mon, Donny Maderosâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Pro Jam. 8210 Old Redwood Hwy, Cotati. 707.795.7878.

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Every Sun, Rock â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;nâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Roll Sunday School. 527 Barham Ave, Santa Rosa. 707.542.0980.

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Club 101 Wed at 8:20, salsa dancing with lessons. 815 W Francisco Blvd, San Rafael. 415.460.0101.

Cucina Thurs at 6:30, Bonnie Hayes. 510 San Anselmo Ave, San Anselmo. 415.454.2942.

DeSilvaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Fri, DJ Ken & Alton. 1535 S Novato Blvd, Novato. 415.892.5051.

Georgeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Nightclub Wed, standup comedy (see Comedy). Apr 2, Rock Skool, Butlers. 842 Fourth St, San Rafael. 415.226.0262.

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Iron Springs Pub & Brewery Mar 30, Michael Lamacchia. 765 Center Blvd, Fairfax. 415.485.1005.

Mamaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Royal Cafe Sat at 11, Frederick Nighthawk (blues and jazz). Sun at 11, Carolyn Dahl (boogiewoogie piano). 387 Miller Ave, Mill Valley. ) 415.388.3261.


Guayaki Mate Bar Apr 1, Three Legged Sister, Donnie Walden. 6782 Sebastopol Ave, Sebastopol. 707.824.6644.

Hopmonk Tavern Mar 30, Dumpstaphunk. Mar 31, Q Dup Foundation, Ian Arun, Tim Brown. Apr 1, Poor Manâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Whiskey, Jug Town Pirates. Apr 2, Roy Rogers & the Delta Rhythm Kings (see Concerts). Apr 3, poetry slam with the Saint. Mon, Monday Night Edutainment with DJs Jacques and Guacamole (reggae). Tues, open mic night. 230 Petaluma Ave, Sebastopol. 707.829.7300.

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Jasper Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Farrellâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Mar 30, Brainstorm, Love & Light. 6957 Sebastopol Ave, Sebastopol. 707.829.2062.

INTO THE WHITE Love & Light drop in on Brainstorm at Jasperâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s March 30. See Clubs, above.

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Rissacher, Aardvark Ruins, Andrew Moore, DJ Lungbutter. 99 Sixth St, Santa Rosa. 707.528.3009.

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Music ( 37 Moylanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Brewery Thurs at 8:30, jam session. 15 Rowland Way, Novato. 415.898.HOPS.

Nickel Rose Sun, Mon, Wed-Fri, DJ dance. 848 B St, San Rafael. 415.454.5551.

19 Broadway Club Apr 30, Dani Paige Band. Mar 31, Steel Toed Slippers. Apr 1, Burn it Down Friday with Sage, DJ Omatic. Apr 2, Tom Finch Group. Apr 3 at 1, Erika and Dale Alstrom (jazz); at 6, Goodtime Band; at 9, Phil Hardgrave & the Continentals. Tues at 9, Uzilevsky Korty Duo with special guests. 19 Broadway, Fairfax. 415.459.1091.

No Name Bar Fri at 9, Michael Aragon Quartet. Sun at 3, Mal Sharpeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Dixieland. Mon at 8:30, Kimrea. Tues at 8:30, open mic with Damir. 757 Bridgeway, Sausalito. 415.332.1392.

Old Western Saloon Apr 1, Buckaroo Jay Bonet. Apr 2, Moonlight Rodeo. Main Street, Pt Reyes Station. 415.663.1661.

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Apr 1, Bob Hill Band, Acacia Collective. Apr 2, Robben Ford (see Concerts). Apr 3, George Kuo, Aaron Mahi and Martin Pahinul (Hawaiian slack-key). 142 Throckmorton Ave, Mill Valley. 415.383.9600.

Sausalito Seahorse Mar 30, Lau (Brazilian). Mar 31, SF Medicine Ball Band. Sun at 4, Salsa-lito. 305 Harbor View Dr, Sausalito.

Schoenberg Guitars Apr 1, Mollie Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Brien and Rich Moore. 106 Main St, Tiburon. 415.789.0846.

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DJ night. Fri, old-school DJ night. Sat DJ night. 1250 Lincoln Ave, Calistoga. 707.942.4101.

Downtown Joeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Mar 31, Maple Station Express (blues). Apr 1, Charles Wheal Band. Apr 2, DJ James. 902 Main St, Napa. 707.258.2337.

Mar 31, Lori Carsillo (jazz). Apr 1, Troyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Lampkins (â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;90s). Apr 2, Big Cat & the Hipnotics. 9 Main St, Tiburon. 415.435.2676.

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Fri, Rennea Couttenye (Latin). Tues at 6, Locals Night. 610 First St, Napa.

Mar 30, Steve Wolf and Teja Bell. Mar 31, Darren Nelson and friends. 23 Broadway, Fairfax. 415.485.1182.

Smileyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Mar 30, Midnight on the Water (Irish). Mar 31, Trevor Kinsel and Flying Colors. Sun, open mic. Mon, reggae. 41 Wharf Rd, Bolinas. 415.868.1311.

Station House Cafe Apr 1, Paul Knight and friends. 11180 State Route 1, Pt Reyes Station. 415.663.1515.

NAPA COUNTY Brannanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Grill Fri-Sun, Herb Gibson (jazz). 1347 Lincoln Ave, Calistoga. 707.942.2233.

Calistoga Inn Wed, open mic. Thurs, reggae

Fri-Sat, blues. Sun at 7, Swing Seven. 1403 Lincoln Ave, Calistoga. 707.942.9777.

Oxbow Public Market

Rainbow Room Fri-Sat at 10, DJ dancing. Sun, Salsa Sundays. 806 Fourth St, Napa. 707.252.4471.

Siloâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Wed at 7, jam session. Apr 2, Laurie Morvan (blues). 530 Main St, Napa. 707.251.5833.

Silverado Resort Fri-Sat, Hall 1 (rock). 1600 Atlas Peak Rd, Napa. 707.257.0200.

Uva Trattoria Wed and Fri, Philip Smith & the Gentlemen of Jazz. Mar 31, Davies Dukes (blues). Sun, James and Ted (jazz). Tues, James Todd and Ted Timper (jazz duo). 1040 Clinton St, Napa. 707.255.6646.

Panama Hotel Restaurant Mar 31, Lonestar Retrobates. 4 Bayview St, San Rafael. 415.457.3993.

Papermill Creek Saloon Wed, Kevin McConnell, Dan Dickson and Phil Wood. 1 Castro, Forest Knolls. 415.488.9235.

Periâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Silver Dollar Mar 30, (W+T)J2. Mar 31, Hillside Fire. Every Mon, acoustic open mic. 29 Broadway, Fairfax. 415.459.9910.




Mar 31, Four Teardrops. Fort Baker, Sausalito. 415.332.2319.

Rancho Nicasio Apr 1, Susan James. Apr 2, Stompy Jones. Apr 3, Cowlicks. Town Square, Nicasio. 415.662.2219.

My Chemical Romance Tight pants, neat hair and a slow burn into commercial accessibility. Mar 31 at the Fox Theater.

Stanley Clarke Jazz bassist adept at both electric and upright leads small band. Apr 1-3 at Yoshiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Oakland.

Hunx & His Punx The most fun youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll have with your clothes off and, yes, you read that right. Apr 2 at the Bottom of the Hill.

Immortal Technique Blisteringly political hip-hop artist pulls no punches in his quest for justice. Apr 3 at the New Parish.

Talib Kweli The Bert to Mos Defâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Ernie, Brooklyn MC perpetually burbling across genre lines. Apr 5 at the Fillmore.

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OUT OF RANGE Artists like

Ani DiFranco can be somewhat uncomfortable reminders.

Lost Ones Ani, Lauryn and all those faded henna tattoos BY RACHEL DOVEY


ineteen eighty-eight was the year of the righteous babe. Ani DiFfranco and Lauryn Hillâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; those icons of social critique and weird hairâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;each released Billboard-charting, Grammynominated albums, Little Plastic Castle and The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill. A West County teenager with a lesbian mother, I was overexposed to both and fell blonde cornrows over Dr. Martens for each womanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s danceable ire. On the surface, the anti-divas had little in commonâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Hill was black, DiFranco white; Hill was straight, DiFranco bisexual; Hill was religious, DiFranco an atheistâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;but both preached third-wave feminism with zeal and zero apology. Between the two, they covered it allâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;pregnancy and abortion and periods and self-image and

Ani Difranco plays Thursday, April 7, at the Wells Fargo Center. 50 Mark West Springs Road, Santa Rosa. 8pm. $45. 707.546.3600.

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ArtsEvents Galleries OPENINGS Mar 30 From 4 to 6pm. University Art Gallery, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Juried Student Exhibition.â&#x20AC;? Sonoma State University, 1801 E Cotati Ave, Rohnert Park. 707.664.2295. From 5:30 to 7:30pm. Museum of the American Indian, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Jewelry of California and the Southwest.â&#x20AC;? 2200 Novato Blvd, Novato. 415.897.4064.

Apr 1 From 6 to 8pm. Arts Guild of Sonoma, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Small But Grand Works,â&#x20AC;? art by Sonoma Valley High School students and artists members. 140 E Napa St, Sonoma. 707.996.3115. From 6 to 8pm. Sebastopol Library, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Katachi Form,â&#x20AC;? woodblock prints and collages by Micah Schwaberow. 7140 Bodega Ave, Sebastopol. 707.823.7691.

Apr 3 From 2 to 4pm. Marin Society of Artists, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Spring Rental.â&#x20AC;? 30 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, Ross. 415.454.9561.

SONOMA COUNTY Arts Guild of Sonoma Apr 1-May 2, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Small But Grand Works,â&#x20AC;? art by Sonoma Valley High School students and artists members. Reception, Apr 1, 6 to 8. Wed-Thurs and Sun-Mon, 11 to 5; Fri-Sat, 11 to 8. 140 E Napa St, Sonoma. 707.996.3115.

Charles M Schulz Museum Mar 31, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Happiness is a Warm Blanket, Charlie Brownâ&#x20AC;? (see Film). Through Jun 5, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Turn Another Page.â&#x20AC;? Through Jun 19, â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Browns and the Van Pelts: Siblings in â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Peanuts.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;? Through

Jul 11, â&#x20AC;&#x153;â&#x20AC;&#x2122;Peanutsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Philosophies.â&#x20AC;? $5-$8. Mon-Fri, noon to 5; SatSun, 10 to 5. 2301 Hardies Lane, Santa Rosa. 707.579.4452.

Gallery of Sea & Heaven Through Apr 16, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Beautiful,â&#x20AC;? group multimedia exhibit of collage, sculpture, skateboard decks and video. Wed-Sat, noon to 5 and by appointment. 312 South A St, Santa Rosa. 707.578.9123.

Gallery One Apr 4-May 15, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Afternoon Tea?â&#x20AC;? Work by Kathleen Lack, Ronnie Kaiser and Harriet Burge. 209 Western Ave, Petaluma. 707.778.8277.

Hammerfriar Gallery Through Apr 16, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Radix Ipsius,â&#x20AC;? artwork by Pamela Holmes. Tues-Fri, 10 to 6. Sat, 10 to 5. 139 Healdsburg Ave, Healdsburg. 707.473.9600.

Mahoney Library Gallery Through Apr 30, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Rock Poster Art from the San Francisco Ballroom Era and Beyond.â&#x20AC;? Mon-Thurs, 8 to 9; Fri, 9 to 1; Sat, 10 to 3. SRJC, 680 Sonoma Mountain Parkway, Petaluma. 707.778.3974.

Petaluma Arts Center Through May 15, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Oyster Farm,â&#x20AC;? photographs of the Drakes Bay Oyster Company by Evvy Eisen; also, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Field Days: At Work and at Play,â&#x20AC;? photographs by Paige Green and text by Jonah Raskin. 230 Lakeville St at East Washington, Petaluma. 707.762.5600.

Quicksilver Mine Company Through Apr 10, â&#x20AC;&#x153;In Material,â&#x20AC;? works by Susan Field, Brooke Holve and Elizabeth Sher. Artists in conversation, Apr 7 at 7. Thurs-Mon, 11 to 6. 6671 Front St, Forestville. 707.887.0799.

Riverfront Art Gallery Through May 8, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Enchanting Venice: Winter Memories,â&#x20AC;? photographs by Stephanie Hamilton-Oravetz; also, â&#x20AC;&#x153;What Came First?,â&#x20AC;? photographs by Jerrie JernĂŠ and paintings by Christine Kierstead. Tues-Thurs and Sun, 10:30 to 6. Fri-Sat, 10:30 to 8. 132 Petaluma Blvd N, Petaluma. 707.775.4ART.

Sebastopol Center for the Arts Through Apr 30, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Abstract,â&#x20AC;? a juried exhibition; also in

Gallery II, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Catalpa Series,â&#x20AC;? an exhibition of work by Roberta Alexander. Tues-Fri, 10 to 4; Sat, 1 to 4. 6780 Depot St, Sebastopol. 707.829.4797.

Sebastopol Library Apr 2-23, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Katachi Form,â&#x20AC;? woodblock prints and collages by Micah Schwaberow. Reception, Apr 1, 6 to 8. MonTues, 1 to 5 and 6 to 9; WedSat, 1 to 5. 7140 Bodega Ave, Sebastopol. 707.823.7691.

Sonoma County Museum Through Apr 24, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Emerging Artists,â&#x20AC;? work by Laine Justice, Andrew Sofie and Tramaine de Senna. Through Jun 5, ceramics by Jun Kaneko. Tues-Sun, 11 to 4. 425 Seventh St, Santa Rosa. 707.579.1500.

Sonoma Valley Museum of Art Through May 15, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Eco Chic: Towards Sustainable Swedish Fashion,â&#x20AC;? an exhibition by the Swedish Institute; also, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Daniel McCormick: Iterations of Ecological Art and Design,â&#x20AC;? sculptures from riparian materials. Free-$8. Wed-Sun, 11 to 5. 551 Broadway, Sonoma. 707.939.SVMA.

University Art Gallery Through Apr 24, Juried Student Exhibition. Reception, Mar 30, 4 to 6. Tues-Fri, 11 to 4; SatSun, noon to 4. Sonoma State University, 1801 E Cotati Ave, Rohnert Park. 707.664.2295.

MARIN COUNTY Bolinas Museum Through Apr 17, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sacred Walls: Deities and Marriages in Mithila Painting,â&#x20AC;? curated by Malini Bakshi. Fri, 1 to 5; Sat-Sun, noon to 5; and by appointment. 48 Wharf Rd, Bolinas. 415.868.0330.

Donna Seager Gallery Through Apr 30, â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Art of the Book,â&#x20AC;? pieces by various artists. Tues-Wed and Fri-Sat, 11 to 6; Thurs, 11 to 8:30. 851 Fourth St, San Rafael. 415.454.4229.

Gallery Bergelli Apr 2-May 4, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Spring Group Show.â&#x20AC;? 483 Magnolia Ave, Larkspur. 415.945.9454.

Marin Arts Council Gallery Through Apr 15, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Natureâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Palette,â&#x20AC;? works by 28 artists. 906 Fourth St, San Rafael.

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‘PHAT’ Work by Tory Marshall (above), Ryan Butler, Katie Logue and other

students opens at SSU March 30. See openings, adjacent.

Marin Community Foundation Through Apr 14, “Baulines Craft Guild Master Show.” Open Mon-Fri, 9 to 5. 5 Hamilton Landing, Ste 200, Novato.

Marin MOCA Through Apr 10, “Deep Structure” works by John Ruszel, Owen Schuh and Kate Stirr. Wed-Sun, 11 to 4, Novato Arts Center, Hamilton Field, 500 Palm Dr, Novato. 415.506.0137.

Marin Society of Artists Apr 3-May 1, “Spring Rental.” Reception, Apr 3, 2 to 4. MonThurs, 11 to 4; Sat-Sun, 12 to 4. 30 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, Ross. 415.454.9561.

Museum of the American Indian Through Jan 15, 2012, “Jewelry of California and the Southwest.” Reception, Mar 30, 5:30 to 7:30. Tues-Fri, 10 to 3; Sat-Sun, 12 to 4. 2200 Novato Blvd, Novato. 415.897.4064.

NAPA COUNTY Di Rosa Through Apr 16, “Surviving Paradise,” work by Enrique Chagoya. Tours available Sat at 10, 11 and noon

(reservation required) and Tues-Fri at 10, 11, 12 and 1 (reservation recommended). Gallery hours: Wed-Fri, 9:30 to 3. Sat, by appointment only. 5200 Carneros Hwy, Napa. 707.226.5991.

Hess Collection Winery Ongoing, outstanding private collection featuring work by Andy Goldsworthy, Francis Bacon, Frank Stella and other modern masters. Daily, 10 to 5:15. 4411 Redwood Rd, Napa. 707.255.1144.

Napa City Hall Through May, “Our ARTwalk along the Napa River,” artwork by Blue Oak Elementary School second-graders. 955 School St, Napa.

Napa Valley Museum Through Apr 30, “It’s Not What It Used to Be: Fresh Art from Found Elements,” artwork by Chris Blum, Daniel Hale, Burges Smith, Susan Leibovitz Steinman, Ib Larsen and Monty Monty. Wed-Mon, 10 to 5. 55 Presidents Circle, Yountville. 707.944.0500.

142 Throckmorton Theatre Apr 1-May 1, “Seven 2011,” work by seven artists.

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Volakis Gallery Through Apr 9, “Foliage,” silver gelatin photographs by Brian Oglesbee. 421 Walnut St, Ste 180, Napa. 707.320.8796.

Comedy Dinosaurs of Improv Improvised mayhem and hilarity. Mar 31 at 8. $18-$22. 142 Throckmorton Theatre, 142 Throckmorton Ave, Mill Valley. 415.383.9600.

Will Durst Outraged and outrageous political satirist and standup comedian. Apr 1 at 8. $25. Napa Valley Opera House, 1030 Main St, Napa. 707.226.7372.

Lisa Lampanelli Comedy’s queen of mean. Apr 1 at 8. $55-$70. Uptown Theatre, 1350 Third St, Napa. 707.259.0123.

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Slip-Goose Monkey Improvised comedic theater games on the fly. Last Thurs monthly at 7. Free. Aqus Cafe, 189 H St, Petaluma. 707.778.6060.

Standup Comedy Mar 30, Baby Boomer Comedy Allstars. Apr 6, Kurt Weitzmann, Myk Powell and Kristen Friske. $10. Georgeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Nightclub, 842 Fourth St, San Rafael. 415.226.0262.

Tuesday Evening Comedy Tues at 8. $15-$20. 142 Throckmorton Theatre, 142 Throckmorton Ave, Mill Valley. 415.383.9600.

Dance Printz Dance Project High-velocity company rooted in modern dance. Apr 3 at 5. $20-$22. Osher Marin JCC, 200 N San Pedro Rd, San Rafael. 415.444.8000.

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Floral designer Tasha Drengson demonstrates techniques for brilliant Spring arrangements. Apr 2, 10 to noon. $25. Sonoma Garden Park, 19990 Seventh St E, Sonoma. 707.996.0712, ext 110.

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Don your finest lunacy in colorful downtown festival and parade. Apr 2 at 1. Free. Occidental Community Center, 3920 Bohemian Hwy, Occidental. 707.874.9392.

Matsuri Japanese arts festival highlights exhibits, food, crafts, performing arts and more. Apr 2, noon to 4. Free. SOFA, South of A, Santa Rosa. 707.303.5925.

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Celebration of earth through arts with music by Brick Nâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Honey and members of â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Til Dawn. Apr 2, 7 to 10. $5$15. San Geronimo Valley Community Center, 6350

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Stargaze Look at night sky with amateur astronomer Mike Johnson. Apr 2 at 8. Free. Napa Valley Museum, 55 Presidents Circle, Yountville. 707.944.0500.

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Friday Night Bites Interactive classes with tastes every Fri at 6. $75. Cavallo Point, 601 Murray Circle, Fort Baker, Sausalito. 888.651.2003.

Local Farm Dinner Food and wine tasting with local vendors followed by three-course, family-style meal by chef Don Nolan. Apr 1 at 6:30. $35. Doubletree Hotel, 1 Double Tree Dr, Rohnert Park. 707.586.4679.

Pick of the Vine Annual winetasting and auction with gourmet food and live music. Apr 2, 6 to 8:30. $55-$60. Veterans Memorial Building, 1351 Maple Ave, Santa Rosa. 707.526.4108.

Field Trips Hoosear Hikes Series of guided outings at wildflower preserve during peak season. Apr 2 at 10am; night walk, Apr 16 at 5:30. Free. Van Hoosear Preserve, Grove Street, El Verano. 707.996.0712, ext 124.

Night Hike Educational hike with historical ecologist Arthur Dawson. Mar 31, 7 to 9. Free. Montini Open Space Preserve, available by tour only, Sonoma. 707.996.0712, ext 124.

Sunset Hike Ranger-led hike along West Ridge. Apr 1 at 5:30. Free. Tolay Lake Regional Park, Cannon Lane, Petaluma. 707.565.2041.

Film The Economics of Happiness Documentary about worldwide movement for localization. Mar 31 at 7:30. $25. Glaser Center, 547 Mendocino Ave, Santa Rosa. 707.888.6105.

First Friday Films Apr 1, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Harold and Maude.â&#x20AC;? $3. Charles M Schulz Museum, 2301 Hardies Lane, Santa Rosa. 707.579.4452.

Happiness Is a Warm Blanket, Charlie Brown Celebrate debut of new Peanuts film. Mar 31 at 6; VIP reception at 5:30. $25-$100. Charles M Schulz Museum, 2301 Hardies Lane, Santa Rosa. 707.284.1269.

La Vespa Dolce Celebration of Vespas in film with Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence helps fund scholarships. Apr 3, 5 to 9. $5-$10. Aubergine, 755 Petaluma Ave, Sebastopol. 707.861.9190.

Soul Kitchen Faith Akin explores darker aspects of Turkish and Greek immigrant experience in Germany. German and Greek with English subtitles. Apr 1 at 7; Apr 3 at 4. $10.50. Sonoma Film Institute, Warren Auditorium, SSU, 1801 E Cotati Ave, Rohnert Park.

Sound & Silent Film in Nature Composer demonstrates his approach to creating music for silent film. Apr 5 at 6:30. $10-$25. Headlands Center for the Arts, Bldg 944, Fort Barry, Sausalito. 415.331.2787.

The Storm That Swept Mexico Richly-textured documentary tells story of Mexican Revolution of 1910. Mar 31 at 7. $10.50. Smith Rafael Film Center, 1118 Fourth St, San Rafael. 415.454.1222.

Youth Film Festival View almost 30 films by future filmmakers. Apr 3 at noon. $10. Lark Theater, 549 Magnolia Ave, Larkspur. 415.924.5111.

Lectures Arts & Lectures Apr 1 at 7, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Modeling and Simulation on the Way to Marsâ&#x20AC;? with NASA engineer Walt Engelund. Apr 4 at 7, â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Swede: A World Citizenâ&#x20AC;? with students from Sven Eriksongymansiet. Free. Newman Auditorium, Santa Rosa Junior College, 1501 Mendocino Ave, Santa Rosa. 707.527.4372.

Better Sex Panel of speakers present â&#x20AC;&#x153;A Good Sex Life Made Better.â&#x20AC;? Mar 31. Free. Pleasures of the Heart, 1310 Fourth St, San Rafael. 415.482.9899.

Science Buzz Cafe Mar 31 at 6:30, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Solar Thermalâ&#x20AC;? with Franz Feuerherdt and Daniel Smith. $3 donation. French Garden Restaurant, 8050 Bodega Ave, Sebastopol. 707.292.5281.

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Wildflowers Biologist Jeanne Wirka discusses basic flower identification techniques. Apr 2, 9:30 to 2. $25. Bouverie Preserve, 13935 Hwy 12, Glen Ellen, Registration required. 415.868.9244.

Wise Water Stormwater and roofwater catchment workshop. Apr 2, 9 to 1. $35. Occidental Arts and Ecology Center, 15290 Coleman Valley Rd, Occidental. 707.874.1557, ext 201.

Readings Book Passage Apr 1 at 1, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Unfamiliar Fishesâ&#x20AC;? with Sarah Vowell; at 7, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Georgia Bottomsâ&#x20AC;? with Mark Childress. Apr 2 at 2, â&#x20AC;&#x153;River Flowing Homeâ&#x20AC;? with Susan Hall; at 4, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Vienna Waltzâ&#x20AC;? with Teresa Grant; at 7, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Started Early, Took My Dogâ&#x20AC;? with Kate Atkinson. Apr 3 at 4, â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Ice Princessâ&#x20AC;? with Camilla Lackberg. Apr 5 at 1, â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Thank You Economyâ&#x20AC;? with Gary Vaynerchuk; at 7, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Great Companyâ&#x20AC;? with Patti LeeHoffmann. 51 Tamal Vista Blvd, Corte Madera. 415.927.0960.

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Guerneville Library Apr 2 at 2, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Wildflowers of the Northern California Wine Countryâ&#x20AC;? with Reny Parker. 14107 Armstrong Woods Rd, Guerneville. 707.869.9004.

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Petaluma Copperfieldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Books Apr 1 at 7, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Unfamiliar Fishesâ&#x20AC;? with Sarah Vowell. Apr 2 at 1:30, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Opening the Gates of the Heart: A Journey of Healingâ&#x20AC;? with Carolyn CJ Jones. 140 Kentucky St, Petaluma. 707.762.0563.

Theater The Fantasticks Nostalgic and universal fable of love. Apr 1-9; Fri-Sat at 8, Sun at 2. $15. Cloverdale Performing Arts Center, 209 N Cloverdale Blvd, Cloverdale. 707.894.2214.

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The Majestic Kid Aaron Weiss comes to the Southwest to help Apache tribe save their land. Ending Apr 3. $15-$23. Raven Theater, 115 North St, Healdsburg. 707.433.3145. )


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Quilters Patchwork of stories experienced by family of pioneer woman. Through Apr 17; Thurs at 7:30, Fri-Sat at 8, Sun at 2. $20-$30; Pay-what-youwill preview, Mar 17 at 7:30. Barn Theatre, Marin Art and Garden Center, 30 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, Ross. 415.456.9555.

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Stand by Your Man Triumph and tragedies of country music star Tammy Wynette. Through Apr 10; FriSat at 8; Apr 3 and 10 at 2. $20$35. Cinnabar Theater, 3333 Petaluma Blvd N, Petaluma. 707.763.8920.

The Ticking Clock Over 150 interviews with women transformed into humorous and moving play about the biological clock. Through Apr 3; Thrus-Sat at 8, Sun at 2. $10-$25. Sixth Street Playhouse, 52 W Sixth St, Santa Rosa. 707.523.4185.

Wild Oats Hilarious send-up of Old West based on Restoration comedy of John Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Keefe. Ending Apr 3; Thurs at 7:30, Fri-Sat at 8, Sun at 2. $8-$21. Spreckels Performing Arts Center, 5409 Snyder Lane, Rohnert Park. 707.588.3400.

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Buddha’s Birthday: Celebration Potlock Sun Apr 17th 2:00pm - 5:00pm (afterhalf day retreat). Bring some food, your family (kids are welcome) and friends. Buddha`s Birthday: Half Day Sit Sun, Apr 17th 10:00am - 2:00pm. Email us with any questions: Find us on the web at Or call 707-824-5647.

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