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Rhapsodies Shortfall or Surplus?

The great budgetary hoax BY PAT PALMER

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n his Open Mic column “Trickle Up Economics,” Kevin Russell asked: “There isn’t enough money to pay for basic services, they say. Why the hell not, I ask? Where’d all the money go?” Answer: We are victims of a budgetary hoax. There is no shortage of government funding; in fact, there is a huge surplus. The collective government entities’ (local, state and national) gross earnings from all sources (investment, taxation and enterprise) amounted to $14 trillion for the year 2007. The entire U.S. population’s net income, after direct and indirect taxes, was $5 trillion (out of a gross of $10 trillion). The public sector is far wealthier than the private sector. Over 87,000 government entities in the United States collectively own and control more investment assets than the entire private sector. Two-thirds of the government’s annual gross income has come from non–tax sources. Yet only tax sources are advertised in annual budgets, and “budget shortfalls” are trumpeted as the reason for more taxes and more cuts in services. What we are not shown is the real total income, as contained in the Comprehensive Annual Financial Reports (CAFR) filed by every entity. Even in the CAFR, assets are mislabeled as liabilities in order to hide the truth. Finally, when cornered, bureaucrats claim that the unspent revenues are all in retirement funds. That would make every civil servant a multimillionaire. Smells fishy. What is needed is an independent audit and statistical review of each CAFR. This scheme for skimming off up to half of public revenues and sending them to Wall Street has been going on since 1951—60 years! As of 1999, cumulative totals of all “liquid” investment assets of local, state and federal government entities in the United States conservatively exceeded $60 trillion. Totals as of 2008 were approaching the $100 trillion mark. There is a remedy: the profits from this collective ownership, amassed by government, can revert back to the people to pay all government costs, resulting in the phasing out of all taxation. Pat Palmer is a meditation instructor from Sebastopol with an MBA in taxation. We welcome your contribution. To have your topical essay of 350 words considered for publication, write openmic@bohemian.com.

Growth May Be Over

Based on some reactions I have gotten from my article (“Nuclear Reactor Reaction: The true cost of powerful economic growth,” March 30), I would like to clarify my final paragraph. I was implying that both the Japanese and the rest of the world need to realize that the days of high-risk rapid economic growth and speculation are over—for the sake of our environment and our future generations.

TOM MARIANI Santa Rosa

Not Very Good Christians When I was growing up, Christianity stood for many things, but among the most important values impressed upon my young mind was the obligation to care for those less fortunate than ourselves. Our task was clear: to care for the poor and disadvantaged. The extremists who have hijacked the Republican Party use Christianity as a PR ploy to get good decent folks to go along with an unrelenting agenda of power and greed, and in the process accumulate excessive measures of both while decimating the middle class. And they give Christianity a bad name. Boehner and company would hold the entire country hostage in order to advance this agenda. And the people harmed the most are the very folks Christianity implores us to aid. Where’s the Christian attitude in this? Where’s the human decency? And why are extremist Republicans willing to work with such zeal to protect the wealthy class while abandoning the Christian values they would have us believe they hold so dear? The Republican Party’s mean-spirited

efforts to eliminate care for the less advantaged members of our community, while fighting tooth and nail to give them that’s got even more, make it clear what kind of Christians they are: not very good ones.

KEVIN RUSSELL Sebastopol

Naming Names Inasmuch as 400 U.S. citizens have succeeded in cornering 50 percent of U.S. wealth, and inasmuch as wealth is power, it’s only proper that we begin to recognize our new aristocracy for what it is and award time-honored titles to the meritorious. With a verified boodle of $10 million, you may demand to be addressed as “Baron.” $100 million makes you a “Marquis.” With $500 million, you’re a “Count” (antonym of no-count). Upon becoming a billionaire—or being made CEO of a blue chip corporation, whichever comes first—you’re henceforth a “Duke,” and must be bowed to by the general public. And if you’re one of those awesome 400 at the very top, you obviously deserve the title of “Earl” (alt form of “oil”). The world has a long, proud history of ennobling its marauders and exploiters. How can we fail to do less?

J. B. GRANT Sebastopol

Lines-Item Veto There are lines from famous movies relevant to the horrendous decision in Wisconsin where 18 Republicans aided by Tea Party flunky Scott Walker bypassed the Democrats in an antiAmerican cowardly move to eviscerate unions and thereby relegate the middle class to lower-class status: 1. I’m mad as hell and I’m not going to take it anymore. (Network) 2. I’ve a feeling we’re not in Kansas anymore. (The Wizard of Oz) 3. I’ll be back. (Terminator).


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4. You can’t handle the truth. (A Few Good Men) 5. I’ll make him an offer he can’t refuse. (The Godfather) 6. Fasten your seat belts, it’s going to be a bumpy night. (All About Eve) 7. I don’t have to show you any stinking badges. (The Treasure of Sierra Madre)

G. M. COLOMBINI Santa Rosa

Dept. of Forsooth Alack, we beg, perchance to grieve Thou off’rest thine sweet reprieve For words we spent on Ashland’s soil Hast ere been cut, as enemies’ foil Our heads hung low, our twiddled thumb Verily, yea, we are most dumb More on Shakespeare’s fest divine Can yes, alas, be found online

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Top Five 1 It had to happen

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Couch potatoes, doughnut eaters and fossil-fuel addicts! The “Bike Locally Challenge” is a chance for redemption. The Marin Bicycle Coalition is selecting six people who are “bike curious” but not necessarily bike-dedicated, handing each a brand new Globe bicycle, a personal trainer and a bicycle mentor, and giving them six months to become a lean, mean biking machine. Only Marin County residents are eligible; applications must be received by April 18 at www.marinbike.org. The Sonoma County Bicycle Coalition hosts its own challenge for Bike to Work Week and National Bike month, encouraging commuters to sign up for the “Team Bike Challenge.” Gather a team of two to five riders, and commute by bike as much as possible through the month of May. The team with the most points wins bike accessories and a reception in their honor. For more, see www.bikesonoma.org.

HILLTOP HUBBUB A placeholder tower stands where a ‘monopine’ would be erected on land owned by the Boy Scouts.

Tower of Babble Proposed cellular tower in Fairfax gets bad reception BY JESSICA DUR

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n 1861, the last political rifle duel in California was fought to the death near the home of Lord Fairfax. A hundred and fifty years later, the town bearing his namesake is again embroiled in its own 21st-century duel over a proposed cell phone tower. Concerned Marin residents

gathered in March for a hearing to discuss the plans of NSA Wireless, on behalf of Verizon Wireless, to erect a “monopine”— a cell-phone tower masquerading as a 50-foot-tall tree—on a ridgetop at Boy Scout–owned Camp Tamarancho, whose 480 acres of meadows and trails have hosted hikers, cyclists and scouts since 1945. The proposed tower would be outfitted with 12 panel antennas mounted to reach

45 feet in height, and would sit on a 1,216-square-foot area surrounded by a six-foot-high chain-link fence. The facility would also include an equipment shelter, a standby generator and a 210-gallon diesel fuel tank. While all in attendance agreed that cell phones are a necessary and advantageous convenience, neighbors cite scores of reasons why the Tamarancho tower is too high a price to pay for ) 11 better reception.

Activist Kick-Start Activist burnout is a real phenomenon, as people protest and fight oppression for years—only to see society remain hell bent on its own environmental and social collapse. On April 7, the Peace and Justice Center of Sonoma County kick-starts a project to reinvigorate local activism by organizing strategically and developing alliances with other local groups. Be part of the first strategy meeting on Thursday, April 7 at the Peace and Justice Center. 467 Sebastopol Ave., Santa Rosa. 5:30pm. 707.575-8902. —Leilani Clark

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‘If you really know what you’re looking at, the tree disguise is not effective.’ contends, “we better make damn sure there are no other possible sites that would even remotely work.” He compared NSA’s alternative site analysis, in which one site was rejected because “the landlord was slow to respond,” to “teens driving around trying to score beer.” Zoning hearing officer Johanna Patri has called for further investigation of alternative sites, as well as opinions from the fire department. “If you really know what you’re looking at,” Patri says, “the tree disguise is not effective.” Over the phone, Marin County planner Lorene Jackson says that because Fairfax is largely a residential community, the tower’s proposed site, far from the town proper, remains the best choice. “Just because you can see something that the eye knows to look for,” Jackson said, “doesn’t mean it constitutes a visual impact.” Fire safety is another major concern. John Beck, who lives in the valley below Tamarancho, compares the tower to “a matchstick in front of a woodsy tunnel.” And Rebekah Collins of nearby Monte Vista Road, who, like most neighbors, learned about the tower by happenstance, thanks to a small sign tacked

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Like several of his neighbors, political cartoonist Mark Fiore objects to the “sight pollution” of the tower, and claims that it would violate Marin County’s ridge and upland greenbelt policy that protects the ridges from development. “If we must use a beautiful open ridgetop,” Fiore

onto Tamarancho’s gate, calls the tower “a lightning rod.” She fears for an electric fire encouraged by the mix of diesel fuel, plenty of dry kindling and powerful canyon winds. “The fire hazard aspect is overblown,” responds Scott Alber, who has served as Marin County’s fire marshal for the past decade. “I don’t see it as a big threat, because the tower is grounded and designed to be fire-safe.” Nancy Morita, a property owner on Iron Springs Road, claims that her neighborhood is already a “cancer cluster,” which will only be exacerbated by the presence of microwave radiation. “This radiation is also used deliberately to scare bats away from wind turbines,” Morita says, “and we dearly love our bats.” While several people remain concerned about the health risks posed by EMF exposure, public safety is one of the reasons Michael Dybeck, CEO of the Marin Council of Boy Scouts, supports the tower. “This tower will serve the greater community,” Dybeck asserts, “and help hikers and cyclists call for help in case of an emergency.” According to Dybeck, the undisclosed lease fee that Verizon will pay to the Boy Scouts is “pretty immaterial” in light of the Boy Scouts’ annual budget of a million dollars. Interestingly, only those affiliated with the Boy Scouts or NSA Wireless spoke in support of the tower at the hearing. Neighbor Chelsea Donovan, a member of the Fairfax Open Space Committee, fears that one tower will only pave the way for more cell companies, creating “a ridge of metal mono-pine.” In the meantime, those who are tired of asking “Can you hear me now?” in Fairfax can take note: “I made calls from the top of Camp Tamarancho with perfect cell phone reception,” Donovan said at the hearing. “Using AT&T.”


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As Congress holds cleanair bills hostage in ongoing budget negotiations, it’s worth remembering that data shows the loss of EPA protections will result in dangers to public health, including increased infant mortality. The Clean Air Act was passed in 1970, giving birth to the EPA. I recall from childhood in Southern California that when the sky over the Los Angeles basin on a windless day turned a yellowish opaque, we were often called in from the schoolyard by “smog alerts�—bells signaling when the pollution was so bad that running and playing would force dangerously high levels of toxic particulates into our developing lungs. We were then made to sit until the air quality improved. We could have sat for years. But thankfully the EPA relieved children of the brunt of car exhaust and industry smokestacks, benching instead the polluters. Because restrictions were placed on industry, children were released to play outdoors safely. Fast-forward four decades, and Congress is placing the deadly burden back on children again— including newborns. The EPA reports that between 1970 and 1990, the Clean Air

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Dining INVISIBLE FLAVORS Beware the ginger-infused pickles, but savor the rest at seasonal food-sharing parties.

Swap the Love Time for springtime food and seed swaps

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spring has a special meaning among local foodies. For cooks, gardeners, hunters and meadmakers alike, it’s time for swapping. Food swapping can add diversity to a stash that grows ever more homogenous as it dwindles. Last fall, for example, I made a surplus of applesauce but ran out of carrots halfway through winter. Diversifying can make a big difference in the final weeks before the new growing season brings early crops like asparagus, radishes, spinach and garlic flowers.

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Depending on the crowd you run with, food-swapping parties can resemble a cocktail party, a potluck, a rager, a garage sale or some unique combination of all. Just be prepared to explain the pedigree of your goods. I remember one guy describing the meat he’d brought as “found in the freezer after my roommate moved out.” He also mentioned something about it possibly being roadkill. He had brought nothing else to trade and got zero action. Another time, someone brought

girlfriend-made pickles. “Oh, no! Those are bad,” objected someone with intimate knowledge of the girlfriend’s pickles, from across the room. Murmurs swept the attendees. “No, these aren’t the bad ones,” the pickle purveyor protested. The protester continued that the girlfriend put ginger in her pickles so they’d be good in martinis, “but we tried them, and my God, they were eff-ed.” “This is a different batch,” the pickle man softly protested. A cloud of suspicion had fallen upon that jar, and rightly so. The first rule of food swapping is that you trade only your own goods. That way you know exactly what it is and where it’s been. You can be sure that more than just goods will change hands at a food swap. Tips on gardening, preservation and cooking will be traded as well, plus phone numbers, gossip and stories. When swappers run into each other months later at the farmers market, you can expect updates on swapped goods. Thus, community bonds are strengthened. I just attended a swap of a different sort: a seed exchange. Spring is the obvious season for seed trading, and though most were homegrown and homesaved, many farmers also brought seed they’d purchased years ago from seed catalogues. I showed up with nothing but open hands, and when I left my jacket pockets looked like squirrel cheeks. My loot included Tarahumara sunflower, Hopi blue corn, Inca rainbow sweet corn, red beans, parsley, borage, chimayo chile, yin-yang beans and seeds for what a little girl promised are the juiciest carrots ever. Exchanging seeds is the antithesis of seed-industry consolidation, and trading food is a thrilling ride beyond the bounds of the currency system. You can’t eat money, and it won’t grow if you stick it in the ground. So as you prepare to grow and eat real food this summer, don’t forget to swap around your leftovers from last year.


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and creative pizzeria. Excellent and affordable wine list. Creekside Center, 53 Montgomery Dr, Santa Rosa. 707.544.3221.

Bear Republic Brewing Co Brewpub.

Sizzling Tandoor Indian.

$-$$. Award-winning ales and pub fare. Hearty portions and friendly service. Casual dining, outside patio. Lunch and dinner, Tues-Sun. 345 Healdsburg Ave, Healdsburg. 707.433.2337.

Carneros Bistro & Wine Bar Californian. $$$$. As fancy as foie graschestnut froth parfait for dinner, as simple as huevos rancheros for breakfast, and all superb. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily; brunch, Sun. 1325 Broadway, Sonoma. 707.931.2042.

$$. A Sonoma County legend for almost 20 years, and for good reason. Of the more than 100 menu choices, all are worthwhile. Lunch, Mon-Sat; dinner daily. 409 Mendocino Ave, Santa Rosa. 707.579.5999.

Syrah California-French. $$$. Sophisticated cuisine in restaurant or indoor courtyard. Seasonally changing menu and inventive desserts. Lunch, MonFri; dinner daily. 205 Fifth St, Santa Rosa. 707.568.4002. Thai Pot Thai. $$. A local

Northern Italian. $-$$. Delicious innovative fare. Lunch, Mon-Sat; dinner daily. 114 Petaluma Blvd N, Petaluma. 707.782.1130.

favorite for authentic Thai recipes with pad Thai, curries, exotic appetizers and entrées. Lunch and dinner daily. 2478 W Third St, Santa Rosa. 707.575.9296. 6961 Sebastopol Ave (across from West America Bank), Sebastopol. 707.829.8889.

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diner serving a bevy of breakfast delights, as well as delights for other meals too. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily. 7260 Healdsburg Ave, Sebastopol. 707.829.8080.

Gary Chu’s Chinese. $$. Fine Chinese food in elegant setting. Lunch and dinner, Tues-Sun. 611 Fifth St, Santa Rosa. 707.526.5840.

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

Mac’s Delicatessen Diner. $. Large selection of Jewish-style sandwiches; excellent cole slaw. Breakfast and lunch, Mon-Sat. 630 Fourth St, Santa Rosa. 707.545.3785.

Rosso Pizzeria & Wine Bar Pizza. $-$$. Friendly, plentiful staff at outstanding

$$. Authentic foods from Spain, fresh fish off the fire broiler, extensive tapas, as well as paellas and more. Emphasis on organic. Open for lunch and dinner, Wed-Mon. 8445 Sonoma Hwy. (Highway 12), at Adobe Canyon Road, Kenwood. 707.833.4500.

Yao-Kiku Japanese. $$-$$$. Fresh sushi with ingredients flown in from Japan steals the show in this popular neighborhood restaurant. Lunch and dinner daily. 2700 Yulupa Ave, Santa Rosa. 707.578.8180.

M A R I N COUNTY Arigatou Japanese Food to Go Japanese. $. Cheap, delicious and ready to go. Lunch and dinner daily. Miracle Mile Plaza, 2046 Fourth St, San Rafael. 415.453.8990.

Fantastic East-meets-West fusion of Indian, Mexican, Italian and American, with dishes customized to your palate Lunch and dinner, MonSat. 2656 Bridgeway, Sausalito. 415.332.8083.

Bay Thai Thai. $. Fresh Thai food with curries that combine the regions classic sweet and tart elements. Lunch and dinner, Mon-Sat; dinner, Sun. (Cash only.) 809 Fourth St, San Rafael. 415.458.8845.

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Bubba’s Diner Homestyle American. $-$$. Comforting Momma-style food like fried green tomatoes, onion meatloaf and homey chickenfried steak with red-eye gravy in a restaurant lined with cookbooks and knickknacks. Open breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. 566 San Anselmo Ave, San Anselmo. 415.459.6862.

707.887.1055 Breakfast Wed-Fri 8am-11:30am, Lunch 11:30–2:30pm, Brunch 8–2:30 Sat/Sun, Closed Mon & Tues

Buckeye Roadhouse American. $$-$$$. A Marin County institution. Delightful food, friendly and seamless service, and a convivial atmosphere. Try one of the many exotic cocktails. Lunch and dinner daily; brunch, Sun. 15 Shoreline Hwy, Mill Valley. 415.331.2600.

Cafe Gratitude Vegan. $$$. Mecca for vegans and raw foodists. Clean, light, refreshing food. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. 2200 Fourth St, San Rafael. 415.824.4652. Casa Mañana Mexican. $. Big burritos a stone’s throw from the perfect picnic spot: Perri Park. The horchata is divine. Lunch and dinner daily. 85 Bolinas Rd, Fairfax. 415.454.2384.

Drake’s Beach Cafe Californian. $$-$$$. More dinner party than restaurant, and the food is fresh and amazing. A meal to remember. Lunch, Thurs-Sun; dinner, Fri-Sat. 1 Drake’s Beach Rd, Pt Reyes National Seashore. 415.669.1297.

Easy Street Cafe American. $. Take a gander at the extensive list of Easy Street specials and get a spot by the window to watch Red Hill shoppers wander by. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. 882 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, San Anselmo. 415.453.1984.

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Paradise Bay Californian.

$$-$$$. Eat Godzilla maki and hamachi carpaccio in aquarium-chic environs. Hearty portions. Dinner TuesSun; late-night dining, ThursSat. 1148 Main St, St Helena. 707.967.9100.

Fish Seafood. $$-$$$. Incredibly fresh seafood in incredibly relaxed setting overlooking bay. Lunch and dinner, Wed-Sat. (Cash only.) 350 Harbor Dr, Sausalito. 415.331.FISH.

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

Frantoio Italian. $$-$$$. Perennial winner of SF Chron’s “100 Best,” Frantoio also produces all of its own olive oil. Dinner daily. 152 Shoreline Hwy, Mill Valley. 415.289.5777.

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Hatam Persian. $. Fresh and lushly seasoned regional fare. Lunch and dinner, TuesSun. 821 B St, San Rafael. 415.454.8888.

Il Piccolo Caffe Italian. $$. Big, ample portions at this premier spot on Sausalito’s spirited waterfront. Breakfast and lunch daily. 660 Bridgeway, Ste 3, Sausalito. 415.289.1195.

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

M&G’s Burgers & Beverages American. $. The ultimate in American cuisine. Crispy fries, good burgers and friendly locals chowing down. 2017 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, Fairfax. 415.454.0655.

Marin Brewing Co Pub food. $-$$. Excellent soups, salads, pub grub and awardwinning pork-beer sausage. Lunch and dinner daily. 1809 Larkspur Landing Circle, Larkspur. 415.461.4677.

Mountain Home Inn American. $$-$$$$. Great summer sandwiches with a view atop Mt Tamalpais. Breakfast, Sat-Sun; lunch and dinner, Wed-Sun. 810 Panoramic Dr, Mill Valley. 415.381.9000.

Nick’s Cove Seafood/ contemporary American. $$$$. Fresh from the bay oysters, upscale seafood, some steaks and a great burger. Breakfast,

$$. For tasty standards and vegetarian items. Also get a delicious curry here. Lunch and dinner daily; brunch, Sat-Sun. 1200 Bridgeway Ave, Sausalito. 415.331.3226.

N A P A COUNTY Ad Hoc American. $$-$$$. Thomas Keller’s quintessential neighborhood restaurant. Prix fixe dinner changes daily. Actually takes reservations. 6476 Washington St, Yountville. 707.944.2487. Alexis Baking Co Cafe. $-$$. Alexis excels at baked goods and offers killer breakfasts and sensible soup’n’-salad lunches. 1517 Third St, Napa. 707.258.1827.

Angèle Restaurant & Bar French. $$$. Thoroughly French, but not aggressively so. Lunch and dinner daily. 540 Main St, Napa. 707.252.8115.

BarBersQ Barbecue/ California. $-$$. An upscale ’cue joint with a high-end chef and high-end ingredients. Gorgeous chipotle-braised short ribs and pulled pork. Lunch and dinner daily. 3900-D Bel Aire Plaza, Napa. 707.224.6600.

Bistro Jeanty French. $$$. Rich, homey cuisine. A perfect choice when you can’t get a chance to do your Laundry. Lunch and dinner daily. 6510 Washington St, Yountville. 707.944.0103. Boonfly Cafe California cuisine. $-$$. Extraordinary food in an extraordinary setting. Perfect pasta and mussels. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. 4080 Sonoma Hwy, Napa. 707.299.4900.

Brannan’s Grill California cuisine. $$-$$$. Creative cuisine in handsome Craftsman setting. Lunch and dinner daily. 1347 Lincoln Ave, Calistoga. 707.942.2233.

Buster’s Barbecue Barbecue. $. A very busy roadside destination–for a reason. It’s the hot sauce, available in two heats: regular and hot. And the hot, as the sign says, means “hot!” Lunch and dinner daily.

C.C. Blue Japanese.

Celadon Global comfort food. $$. Relaxed sophistication in intimate neighborhood bistro setting by the creek. Superior wine list. Lunch, Mon-Fri; dinner, MonSat. 500 Main St, Ste G, Napa. 707.254.9690.

Checkers California. $$. Perfect casual spot for dinner before the movie. Try the panéed chicken and butternut squash ravioli. Lunch and dinner daily. 1414 Lincoln Ave, Calistoga. 707.942.9300.

La Toque Restaurant French-inspired. $$$$. Set in a comfortable elegantly rustic dining room reminiscent of a French lodge, with a stone fireplace centerpiece, La Toque makes for memorable special-occasion dining. The elaborate wine pairing menus are luxuriously inspired. Dinner, Wed-Sun. 1314 McKinstry St, Napa. 707.257.5157.

Miguel’s MexicanCalifornian. $$. 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.

Red Rock Cafe & Backdoor BBQ American. $-$$. Cafe specializing in barbecue and classic diner fare. Messy, delicious. Lunch and dinner daily. 1010 Lincoln Ave, Napa. 707.226.2633.

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


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 Alexander Valley Vineyards At family-run Alexander Valley Vineyards, the Wetzels serve as curators of local history, having restored Cyrus’ original adobe and schoolhouse. 8644 Hwy. 128, Healdsburg. Tasting room open daily, 10am–5pm. 707.433.7209.

Buena Vista Carneros Syrah, Merlot, Pinot Noir and Chard done to perfection. 18000 Winery Road, Sonoma. Open daily, 10am–4pm. 707.938.1266.

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.

Keller Estate Nestled in the “Petaluma gap” with views of the river and its own racetrack. Elegant Chard, Pinot and Syrah. 5875 Lakeville Hwy., Petaluma. By appointment. 707.765.2117. Marimar Estate A great stop for locals on a Sunday drive. And the Pinot is fantastic. 11400 Graton Road, Sebastopol Open daily, 11am–4pm. 707.823.4365.

Paradise Ridge Winery A gorgeous, provocative sculpture garden with annually changing exhibits set amid a pygmy forest. Stay for sunset Wednesday evenings April–October. 4545 Thomas Lake Harris Drive, Santa Rosa. Open daily, 11am–5:30pm. 707.528.9463. Paradise also offers its food-friendly wines at an accessible little shack in the heart of Sonoma Valley. Try structured clarets from the estate’s high-elevation Rockpile vineyards; do some time with “the Convict” Zinfandel. Open daily, 10am– 5pm. 8860 Sonoma Hwy., Kenwood. 707.282.9020.

Sbragia Family Vineyards Ed Sbragia makes stellar Cab in Zin country. 9990 Dry Creek Road, Healdsburg. Open daily, 11am– 5pm. 707.473.2992.

Wind Gap Wines Onetime vintner of big, opulent Pax Syrah refocuses on coolclimate locales that yield a more savory, European style. 6450 First St., Forestville. By appointment only. 707.887.9100.

NAPA COUNTY Casa Nuestra Winery Endearingly offbeat, with a dedicated staff and a collection of goats and dogs roaming freely. 3451 Silverado Trail N., St. Helena. Open daily, 10am– 5pm. 707.963.5783.

Olabisi & Trahan Wineries In the fancy heart of downtown Napa, a low-budget “cellar” where wines are shelved, with clever economy, in stacks of wood pallets; vibes are laid-back and real. Carneros Chardonnay and fruity but firm and focused Cab and Merlot from Suisin Valley, Napa’s much less popular stepsister to the east. 974 Franklin St., Napa. Open daily, noon– 5:30pm. Tasting fee, $15. 707.257.7477.

Robert Sinskey Vineyards In the lofty, barnlike hall–as elegant as a theater, as solid as a ski lodge–visitors can take in the tank room action; at least, the gleaming stainless steel, framed by wood and stonework and brewpub-style chalkboard menus imbues the space with a sense of energetic immediacy. “Gluttonous Flight” pairs savory munchables prepared in the gourmet demonstration kitchen with biodynamically farmed Careros Pinot Noir and Bordeaux varietals. Not to worry: there’s no flight for ascetics offered, so go for it. 6320 Silverado Trail, Napa. Open 10am–4:30pm daily. 707.944.9090.

Rubicon Estate Despite the celebrity hype, the wine is award-winning. 1991 St. Helena Hwy., Rutherford. Open daily, 10am–5pm. 800.782.4226.

St. Supéry Expect to find the tasting room crowded with a harrassed staff, but St. Supéry features an interesting art gallery with changing exhibitions. 8440 St. Helena Hwy., Rutherford. Open daily, 10am– 5pm. 800.942.0809. Storybrook (WC) Jerry and Sigrid Seps and a few likeminded winemakers founded Zinfandel Advocates and Producers (ZAP), through which they continue to proselytize on behalf of “America’s heritage grape.” 3835 Hwy. 128, Calistoga. By appointment. 707.942.5310.

Swanson Vineyards Not lotus-eating, per se, but caviar, Grana Padano, artisan chocolate bonbons–same idea. Whimsically elegant Salon or informal, candystriped Sip Shoppe. Known for Merlot. 1271 Manley Lane, Rutherford. Sip Shoppe Thursday–Sunday 11am–5pm; call or ring gate. Fee $15–$20. Salon by appointment, $60. 707.754.4018.

Trefethen Winery Some critics claim Trefethen’s heyday was in the ’60s, but the winery proves them wrong with dependable, delicious wines. Trefethen is one of the oldest wineries in Napa. 1160 Oak Knoll Ave., Napa. Open daily, 11:30am–4:30pm. 707.255.7700.

V. Sattui Though a regular stop on the tourist circuit, it remains charming in the Italian style. With no distribution except via the Net, wines can only be purchased onsite. 1111 White Lane, St. Helena. Open daily, 9am–6pm. 707.963.7774. Vincent Arroyo Winery Small, tasting room is essentially a barn with a table near some barrels, but very friendly, with good wines. 2361 Greenwood Ave., Calistoga. Open daily, 10am– 4:30pm. 707.942.6995.

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rom the sunbaked black grapes of the Douro, to the sweet, golden Riesling clinging to shale slopes above the mighty Rhine, to the fog-shrouded Pinot that gently purples above the muddy banks of the Petaluma, the aristocratic rivers of the world’s great— hold up now! The Petaluma? That slatternly slough that was made honest only through the gambit of a congressional bill? The very one.

But to be even less complimentary to Sonoma County’s less celebrated, southerly river, it’s actually what isn’t there that matters more than the river itself. The Petaluma Gap, a space in between sun and fog where fog wins most of the time, is the source of much of this region’s fine Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir and where Keller Estate Winery resides. Back in the 1980s, Keller Estate’s founder arrived from Mexico, with a dream of someday owning his own vineyards and olive groves. Fortunately, Arturo Keller was a successful Mexico City industrialist, so it was a go. He even added a racetrack. Nestled in the rolling hills above Lakeville, the charismatic debris of a one-time steamship port, the sprawling Keller campus looks like a small community college. The winery, designed by a prestigious Mexican architecture firm and built with stones rather expensively recycled from China’s Three Gorges Dam project, is at the opposite end of the tasting room through a handdug cave; the natural lighting and horseshoe-shaped tank room may be of particular interest to wine-industry types. Visitors are likely to have the spacious hospitality room all to themselves, with no elbow forest in between them and their enjoyment of a lineup of excellent wines. Keller Chards are on the subtle side, with the 2007 Oro de Plata Chardonnay ($30) having floral, earthy, wet mushroom aromas and fine, woody astringency, and the more viscous 2007 La Cruz Chardonnay, ($36) a seamless integration of fresh butter with oak. Plush, dark flavors of raspberry and cherry juice characterize the Pinot, with the 2007 La Cruz Vineyard Pinot Noir ($44) angling for plum, cola and dark spice, wrapping up with terry cloth tannins, and a long, fine finish reminiscent of the Oro de Plata Chard on the 2007 El Coro Pinot Noir ($52). Combine the best barrels of these, and get the 2006 Precioso Pinot Noir ($75), which adds spice and fennel with a bone thrown to bacon-fat fans. A deep violet rimmed with magenta, the silky, chewy 2005 La Cruz Vineyard Syrah ($40) brims with blueberry sauce and boysenberry fruit on the blacktop. Ah, the roasted slopes of the Rhône . . . Keller Estate, 5875 Lakeville Hwy., Petaluma. Thursday–Sunday 11am–4pm, $10 fee. Call ahead. 707.765.2117.—James Knight

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LOYAL ROYAL Lily Rex at her typewriter in Santa Rosa. ‘We’re at the start of a new era for the arts, music and literature,’ she says.

Writers Gone Wild

New writers groups abound in the North Bay BY JONAH RASKIN

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ily Rex and Joshua Stithem are shaking up the literary North Bay. This past February, they stormed the stage at North Light Books and Cafe in Cotati with four other members of their group, the Order of Intrepid Writers, and demanded to be heard. They’re planning to storm open mics everywhere and return the spoken word to a place of reverence in the community.

“Guys with guitars took over,” Rex tells me. “We want writers to be onstage, too.” A native of Los Angeles and a 2010 graduate of the Hutchins School of Liberal Arts at Sonoma State University, Rex urges writers in her group to write dangerously and to collaborate with rock musicians and theater groups. The Order of Intrepid Writers, which she cofounded with Stithem, has 20 members, a Facebook page and a surrealist state of mind. “The North Bay is coming alive as a land of literary creativity,

and we mean to help it along and breathe life into the scene,” Rex says. “We’re at the start of a new era for the arts, music and literature.” They’re not the only feisty writers around. Northern California boasts at least a hundred writers groups, many of them new, some decades old. Terry Ehret and Jo-Anne Rosen keep tabs on about 55 groups on their website SoCo Lit Update, and groups are popping up as wildly in the age of Kindle and Google as they did in the heyday

of the surrealists and the Beats. The writers groups are as varied as the individual writers of Marin, Sonoma and Napa. Workshops and groups are closed and open, free and not so free, public and even underground. The payoff for membership in a group might be a job and benefits at a newspaper or entrée into the exclusive world of publishing. Membership might also provide a sense of kinship, emotional support and sheer joy. In west Sonoma County, one of the longest running writers groups meets once a month to eat, drink and read their work aloud. Occidental’s MaryLu Downing is the one painter in the group. The other members— Barbara Baer, Robin Beeman and Susan Swartz—have been published, reviewed and rewarded for their books. For years, Swartz wrote a


aka “the Dobbler.” Listeners couldn’t stop laughing. In the North Bay, women’s writing groups outnumber men’s writing groups at least two-toone, and women writers tend to be more enthusiastic about groups than male writers. Recently, Dani Burlison formed a group called Petals and Bones, while another, Pens and Pints, meets at Jack and Tony’s Restaurant and Whiskey Bar in Santa Rosa’s Old Railroad Square. Richard Brautigan would probably fit right in on the first Friday of every month during happy hour. “It aims,” Burlison says, “for “hazy-dazy creativity and plenty of lyrical tomfoolery.” Limited to eight writers, the fee is on a sliding scale, from $5 to $20. Burlison writes for zines such as Rad Dad on up to papers like the Press Democrat, and credits a workshop she took with creativity coach and “intuitive healer” Suzanne Murray of Camp Meeker for her own growth as a writer. “Petals and Bones doesn’t deal with grammar and spelling,” says Burlison, who recently took her writing on the road as a seven-day “zine tour.” “We’re about fun. We urge writers to get in the habit of writing, get in touch with their unconscious, not stop and think.” The Bohemian’s own Leilani Clark—with a BA from the University of California San Diego and an MFA from the California Institute of Integral Studies—is cofounder with Burlison of both Petals and Bones and Pens and Pints. “In college, I knew about the Beat writers,” Clark says. “Of course, Kerouac and company excluded women. I told myself, ‘I’m gonna do my own version, only with girls.’” At least one group is so private it consists of only two members and rarely meets in person. Ianthe Brautigan, the daughter of Richard Brautigan, didn’t inherit her father’s writing style or literary habits, though she wrote a memoir about him and his suicide, You Can’t Catch Death. “My father met with the poets Jack Spicer and Ron Loewinsohn at a bar where Spicer held court,” Ianthe tells me from her Santa Rosa home. “Of course, he was

also notorious for not showing his work to anyone until it was done.” Ianthe shares her own work with Joan Frank, an awardwinning Santa Rosa novelist (Miss Kansas City) and a master of the short story (Envy Country). They’re a group of two, and rarely meet face-to-face for book talk. “We do it on the internet,” Ianthe explains. “We give advice, exchange gossip and edit one another’s work.” Of course, public groups abound. Calvin Ahlgren facilitates a free poetry workshop that meets at 7pm on the fourth Thursday of every month (except November and December) at the Falkirk Cultural Center in San Rafael. Participants bring 10 typed copies of a poem to read aloud. “Everyone and anyone is welcome to join,” Ahlgren says. “People come from different backgrounds, but they’re all enthusiastic about writing and reading.” Summertime offers unique opportunities for students seeking a compact writing experience, and now’s the time to sign up. The Napa Valley Writers Conference, taking place July 24–29 in St. Helena, emphasizes poetry and the craft of fiction; evening readings are open to the public. This year, fiction workshops are offered by Daniel Alarcon, Lan Samantha Chang and Michelle Huneven,

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while poetry is taught by Jane Hirshfield and D. A. Powell. “The Napa Valley workshops have a nice mix of older and younger poets,” Powell says. “They’re smaller than those at most colleges, and more democratic, too.” Diane di Prima, the reigning queen of Beat Generation writers, offers a two-day workshop in July at the home of Geri Digiorno, founder of the Petaluma Poetry Walk. “You get a lot for your money,” Digiorno says. For 13 years, writers have come from around the country for the workshops, which last from 10am to 6pm. Previously, themes have included “Behind the Mask,” “The Stranger in the Mirror” and “Beyond Hope and Fear.” Starting a new group bears heed to Stephanie Mendel’s practical guidelines: “The main elements are trust, respect, honesty, and compatibility,” she says—and she’s hosted writers in her Marin home since 1995. “Food and drink can help,” she adds, “and it’s useful to share news. What’s most important is a group of poets who care, and who provide thoughtful responses and suggestions about publication.”

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650-word column for the Press Democrat. Now, she’s breaking out of traditional journalism with a lot of help from her writing group. “My daughter, Samantha, is a writer,” Swartz says. “Her first book, Stepmother’s Milk, started as a blog that a New York agent read and told her, ‘You have a book here.’ That has never happened to me. Now, I’m more personal in my writing thanks to my daughter and my writing group. Of course, without my husband, Bob Klose, I’d be lost, and probably in court, too.” Baer is the founder of Floreant Press and the author of Pomegranate Roads, which profiles a botanist in “exile from Eden.” She didn’t share it with her sisters in writing, but now she’s eager to read from a novel-inprogress. “At times, I’ve shown my work and found that comments are distracting,” Baer says. “But now, the once-a-month get-togethers really push me to write with urgency. I’ve dropped out of large writing workshops before because it took forever to listen to everyone. I needed instant feedback, and I get it now in my current group.” Robin Beeman has taught writing at Sonoma State University, the Sitting Room and in her living room. A native of Saint Tammany Parish in Louisiana, where there was one writer, Walker Percy, but no writers group, she’s published a collection of short stories, A Parallel Life, and a novella, A Minus Tide. “Our writing group is good because it helps to have readers along the way,” Beeman says. “Deadlines are good, too.” Barbara Baer’s husband, Michael Morey, belongs to an all-male group. A prodigious reader and the author of several unpublished works including a “hippie whodunit,” Morey enjoys his group’s conviviality. Once a month, a handful of guys meet at his house for wine and food— often a salad from his garden—or at Dempsey’s in Petaluma. At a recent gathering, Morey gave a riveting reading from A Stroll Out West, a comic novel about the misadventures of his hero, Dobbs,


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reads with the familiar warmth of a friend telling a long, meaningful story about going babyless in a baby-centric world.—L.C. A botanist’s dream, a designer’s incitement to drool and any Californian’s cause for celebration, ‘Botanical Prints’ (Counterpoint; $24.95) by selftaught printer, botanist and artist Henry Evans is a book of rare dedication. In his 31 years of printmaking, Evans, who lived his later years outside of St. Helena, depicted some 1,400 subjects: poppies, irises, cherry trees, violets, crab apple, daisies, redwood, grapes and many, many more. Some of his best are lovingly reproduced in this collection, along with excerpts from Evans’ notebook. A series of photos are included showing Evans at his trusted 1852 Washington Hand Press, producing his detailed designs still cherished by art lovers the world over.—G.M. Author Laura McHale Holland of Sonoma County tells an honest story of her childhood in the memoir ‘Reversible Skirt’ (Wordforest; $14). After her mother’s suicide, her father

desperately attempts to keep the family together by quickly remarrying and explaining to Laura and her two older sisters that his new wife is their mother. At the ages of two, three and four, the little girls believe their mother simply went through a transformation, and are given no opportunity to say goodbye to the woman that gave them life. Not until years later do they put the pieces together. Still in their adolescence, their father dies, leaving them to live with their step-mom, who becomes increasingly abusive and neglectful. This memoir takes the reader on a journey through Laura’s true-life struggles and triumphs, and it exemplifies the complexity of overcoming a cruel childhood.—M.S. You can’t throw a cryptex these days without encountering scores of half-baked Dan Brown knockoffs: novels where experts are mysteriously summoned in the middle of the night by the government about a problem only they can solve, due to their knowledge of symbols, noetics or the sacred feminine. Yet Steven Meloan of Sonoma Valley and brother Michael Meloan manage to rise above these airport ) 23

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The drive down I-5 between San Francisco and Los Angeles is one ugly jaunt. Industrial farming has resulted in flat plains broken only by circles of brown and rectangles of dust and dirt. Daniel Imhoff, a Healdsburgbased writer and researcher, notes that not only are industrial farms nasty-looking, they’re dangerous to the environment. ‘Farming with the Wild: Enhancing Biodiversity on Farms and Ranches’ (Sierra Club Books; $29.95) explores the results of a multi-year research project to chronicle on-the-ground efforts to restore wild habitats within farming and ranching regions across the country. In it, Imhoff writes profiles from more than 20 states of farming and ranching operations that have integrated with networks of protected wildlands. Loaded with vibrant photographs of the various farming projects by editorial photographer Roberto Carra and produced by Watershed Media, out of Healdsburg, the book makes a welcome addition to the sustainable-farming canon.—L.C. Would you pay $15 to find out who killed Kennedy? If so, pick up a copy of Ernie Barry’s self-published book ‘Bogart for President!’ (Morris Publishing; $15), described as “an action adventure novel of love, sex, murder, and international intrigue amongst taxi drivers and their passengers in contemporary San Francisco.” Even if the answer

is full of imagination, off-the-wall humor and a dash of geekiness. Reminiscent of a zine, the author pens some remarkable short stories, such as “The Sandwich of the Future,” which describes his short acquaintance with a sandwich that speaks to the consumer to customize its taste. Among all the nonsense we also find honest words of wisdom, such as “The best pick up line is ‘Hello, my name is ______’”. These are the misadventures of a 28-yearold man who isn’t quite ready to live life dully.—A.S. In 1965, when she was 15 years old, Jill Hunting’s big brother Pete was killed in one of the first battles in the Vietnam War. Hunting, a resident of Sonoma County, has written ‘Finding Pete: Rediscovering the Brother I Lost in Vietnam’ (Wesleyan University Press; $24.95), a true story of her journey to reconnect with the brother who died all too soon. Pete’s death was nationally broadcast, but his family was devastated; they didn’t want to discuss the tragedy at all, and eventually stopped mentioning Pete’s name. Several years later, Jill longed to learn more about her forgotten brother, but all of the letters Pete had sent home were ruined by a basement flood, and Jill believed to have lost any and all connection she had ever had to him—that is, until decades later, when a total of 175 letters came her way, written by those who had never forgotten Pete. This story is part memoir, part history and relatable to those who have suffered a similar loss.—M.S.

Being seventeen is hard enough without being chosen as savior of your people. Such is the pickle that Kaede and Taisin find themselves faced with in Marin author Malinda Lo’s ‘Huntress’ (Little, Brown; $17.99), a prequel to her award-winning debut, 2009’s Ash. The young adult novel follows the girls, one a mortal and one a magical sage, on their journey to meet with the Fairy Queen to save their kingdom from disasters both natural (the sun hasn’t shone in years) and physical (strange, unfriendly creatures who’ve taken up residence). Lo weaves together elements of the I Ching and assorted fairy tales to tell Kaede and Taisin’s story, and as their journey progresses, the girls grapple with both the danger of their quest and their growing love for one another—a refreshing change from the glut of Twilightesque boy/girl swoon-fests of the last few years.—S.P. ‘CrotchMail: The Reckoning’ (CreateSpace; $5.99) is exactly what it sounds like: the off-beat, mildly offensive, yet amusing recollections of Adam A. Aragon’s blog in print form. Part Top 10 lists, part LSD-inspired haiku and part baloney, this easy read

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Last fall, when Free Mind Media lost its brick and mortar building—a humble, graffiti-tattered bastion of alternative media and anarchist empowerment—the independent co-op did not lose its fiery spirit. And so was created a zine, the ‘Free Mind Medium’ (fmm. zine@gmail.com). With more people clicking their way through information, print-based ) 24 literature may be facing

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potboilers with ‘The Shroud’ (Neoteric Press; $12.95), in which a genetic research team is called by the Vatican to determine the authenticity of the Shroud of Turin. The science-adventure novel combines a strong scientific background with a spiritual underpinning that delves into the ethical questions of cloning, stem cell research and the relationship between spirituality and organized religion. Any fan of thought-provoking, characterdriven writing will find enjoyment here.—S.P.

isn’t quite what you’re looking for (no spoiler alerts here), a rollicking romp ensues through the dramatic underworld of cabbies who spend their nights shuttling through schizophrenic, secret-filled streets. Set in the fall of 2001, the novel explores everything from 9-11 and Vietnam to hunger strikes and airport politics. The hero, Lennie Bogart, cruises the city with a cast of characters whose names include Doughnut Shop Rick, Vietnam War Marine Vet Henry, KGB Africa, Dapper Gay Dan, and Ex-State Cop Eric. Even the acknowledgements page is fun to read.—J.D.


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its most important curtain call yet. The FMM reminds us why zines still exist: because they’re tangible evidence of struggle, movement, creative freedom, critical thinking and progress. With articles like “Dia de los Racist White People Shut Up Already Please,” a sharp, witty critique of the ironic cultural appropriation and simultaneous rejection of Mexicans, the FMM exposes the raw grit that too many think but never say.—J.D. When their mom’s house is foreclosed upon, the Tompkins brood are sent to live with their uncle in Colorado. Instead of meeting him, the children are picked up from the airport in a pink, feather-covered taxi ushering them to Falling Bird, an upside-down town where kids are greeted as royalty. However, the kids quickly learn that something menacing skulks around the edges of their seemingly ideal new life, and the squabbling siblings have to band together to escape. ‘No Passengers Beyond This Point’ (Dial; $16.99) is Tiburon author Gennifer Choldenko’s ninth book, and her experience writing for kids shows. Younger audiences will enjoy reading how the Tompkins kids fight to leave Falling Bird and return home, a journey that involves magic phones, a mysterious black box and a race against the clock.—S.P.

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As the environmental correspondent for Mother Jones magazine, Sebastopol-based author Julia Whitty covers some of the most pressing issues surrounding our most precious natural resource: water. In her award-winning book ‘Deep Blue Home: An Intimate Ecology of Our Wild Ocean’ (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt; $24), Whitty distills years of knowledge, insight and stories gleaned from her experiences as a documentary filmmaker, writer and deep sea diver. A moving, poetic meditation on the watery force that holds our earth in its grasp,

the book explores the connection between humans, the failing climate, global warming and the seas of the earth, as the author travels and swims through the underwater depths of Antarctica, Newfoundland, the Sea of Cortez and spots in between. While anchored by research and science, Whitty herself calls the book “a very personal story of a life spent adrift on currents of curiosity and adventure.”—L.C. There are a select few among us who take masochistic delight in poring over government documents, legal correspondence and council meeting minutes. These demented few, for the most part, are referred to as “journalists,” which is why any print review of Alvin Lee Block, M.D.’s ‘A Dragon Is in the Valley’ (AuthorHouse; $14) is bound to be biased. A date-by-date account of the effort to acquire the Napa rail line from Southern Pacific and form the Napa Valley Wine Train, the book contains such stunning entries as “Wednesday, 10 October 1984: Call to Gooch to discuss our October bid, but he’s not available.” The culmination of these commonplace entries, of course, is the improbable and inspiring revival of the railroad tracks into the wine train as we know it today, and a meticulous record of how it came to be.—G.M. It’s a common belief that in the early 20th century, fertility treatments didn’t exist. But did they? ‘The Doctor and the Diva’ (Pamela Dorman Books; $26.95), written by Adrienne McDonnell, is set in Boston in the early 1900s, when a young obstetrician gains a following after building a reputation for helping couples to conceive. He is charmed when given the opportunity to help opera singer and member of a distinguished family of physicians, Erika von Kessler, in her struggle to become pregnant. His treatments end up being ineffective, but he is determined to find a procedure that works, willing to commit the unthinkable and risking moral condemnation.—M.S.


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The Graton Day Labor Center celebrates 10 years of pairing temporary employers with workers by throwing a blowout concert with Dr. Loco’s Rockin’ Jalapeño Band. Cumbia, salsa, norteños and oldies are on the menu, with the Imaginists Theatre Collective and Danza Azteca Xantotl rounding out the festivities on Friday, April 8, at the Sebastopol Community Center. 390 Morris St., Sebastopol. 7pm. $25–$50. 707.829.1864.

Since the late 1970s, George Thorogood and the Destroyers have been churning out a brawny assimilation of the blues genre typical of white bar bands after the British Invasion. The bandana may now conceal the hairline, but there’s no hiding the influence of John Lee Hooker, Bo Diddley and Hound Dog Taylor when “Bad to the Bone” is dusted off yet again on Thursday, April 7, at the Uptown Theatre. 1350 Third St., Napa. 8pm. $40–$50. 707.259.0333.

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Only the very fit and/or very crazy can even fathom racing the Tour Divide, probably the world’s hardest mountain bike race which runs 2,700 miles from Banff, Canada, to Antelop Well, N.M., at the Mexican border. Selfsupported for usually three weeks, cyclists race against the clock as much as their own breaking point. ‘Ride the Divide’ documents the race and screens Thursday, April 7, at Summerfield Cinemas. 551 Summerfield Road, Santa Rosa. 7pm. $15. 707.522.0719.

The California-bred songwriter Corinne West has had a career more noted in the U.K. than on native soil, but with her recent hook-up with the estimable guitarist Kelly Joe Phelps, a musical alliance has been forged that may be hard for Americana fans to ignore. With perfectly matched voices and often haunting melodies, the two perform on Friday, April 8, at the Lark Theater. 549 Magnolia Ave., Larkspur. 9pm. $20–$25. 415.389.5072.

LIEDER OF THE BAND Max Raabe and Palast Orchester recreate the sounds and styles of Weimar-era Berlin April 12 at the Wells Fargo Center. See Concerts, p29.

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he first clear memory I have about the People’s Temple and the Jonestown massacre,” says Jennifer King, “is the Time magazine cover, with the photo of all those dead people. I remember feeling the shock, but I also remember feeling such deep sorrow, because they were just people who wanted to create a better life, and in desiring to create that better world, they ended up giving their power over to the wrong person.”

King, artistic director of the Napa Valley College Performing Arts Center, is the director of The People’s Temple, a hard-hitting play by Leigh Fondakowski (with Greg Pierotti, Stephen Wangh and

Margo Hall), which opens this week at the college’s performing arts center. The “documentary style” play was constructed from firstperson interviews given by actual survivors of the infamous 1978 cult massacre, when the Rev. Jim Jones, founder of the Northern California– based People’s Temple churches, ordered the murders and forced suicides of 918 people, most of them devoted members of the church. The events unfolded at the People’s Temple Agricultural Project, nicknamed “Jonestown,” an isolated compound Jones had established in the South American state of Guyana. Congressman Leo Ryan, who was at Jonestown to investigate reports of abuse, was also murdered. The play is a series of monologues performed by actors portraying the survivors staged in a mock-up of the real-life People’s Temple Archive, its walls covered with research by the cast on the people they are playing. “The cast members,” says King, “have been corresponding with the people they are portraying. It’s been an incredible experience for everyone involved. Though some of our cast had never heard of the People’s Temple before, I think most people just think of the People’s Temple as the place where all those people drank the poisoned Kool-Aid. In our show, we really want to shed some light on the humanity of the People’s temple, to show that there was real joy there at first, and that’s what drew people.” Performed with huge helpings of spirited gospel music, the play is intended as a celebration of life as much as it is an examination of what led to so many unspeakable deaths. “The journey of the People’s Temple,” says King, “from beginning to end, is a journey from joy to sorrow. It’s a story about giving your power over to another, and what can come of that. We feel an intense responsibility to tell this story right.” ‘The People’s Temple’ runs Friday– Sunday through April 17, and Thursday, April 14, at Napa Valley College Performing Arts Center. Friday–Saturday and April 14 at 8pm; 2pm matinees, Sunday. 2277 Napa-Vallejo Hwy., Napa. $15–$20. 707.256.7500.


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ourteen years after its foundation as a small, intimate, supremely “local” celebration of film, the Sonoma International Film Festival—the “International” added just two years ago—has blossomed into an ambitious but still decidedly home-spun event that annually draws thousands from all over the region.

According to director of programming Cevin Cathell, this year’s collection of over 90 films, running April 6–10 in numerous venues within walking distance of Sonoma’s town square, is among the festival’s best—and in some cases its spaciest—ever. “This year, we are trying several new things,” says Cathell. “We’re

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branching out, and we’ve actually increased the number of films we’re screening. We’re adding some unusual additional events, too. For example, we’ve added a ‘UFO side barn,’ which we’ve never done before, certainly—and which I’ve never seen at any film festival I’ve ever been to!” Clearly, Cathell has never been to the Roswell UFO Film Festival in New Mexico, but then, few confirmed humans have. The “side barn” will be host to two extraterrestrial-themed documentaries and a symposium on UFOs featuring a number of leading experts in the field. Out of the Blue (Saturday, April 9, 6:30 pm, at Sonoma Community Center) takes a look at potential U.S. government cover-ups of alien visitations, while Crop Circles: Crossovers from Another Dimension (Saturday, April 9, 12:30pm), is what it sounds like— an examination of the perplexing crop circle phenomenon that’s been messing with farmers’ agricultural efforts for decades. Several films feature serious subject matters and local connections. Leave Them Laughing (Friday, April 8, 3:45pm, and Sunday, April 10, 9:45am, at the Women’s Club) is an inspirational documentary that looks at the final days of Marin County teacher-comedian Carla Zilbersmith, who continued performing and writing about theater up to her death from ALS last year. The Anatomy of Vince Guaraldi (Friday, April 8, 9:30pm, at the Community Center and Saturday, April 9, 3:45pm at the Women’s Club), looks at the early days of the jazz musician best known for his musical contributions to the Peanuts TV specials. “I really love that film,” says Cathell. “The music is fabulous! Of course, I couldn’t pick just one film as my favorite. This year, they’re pretty much all my favorites!”


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NEW MOVIES Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead (NR; 97 min.) Overweight and approaching 40, filmmaker Joe Cross chronicles his plan to change his life with veggies and a juicer. At the Rafael, with Cross in person, April 6, 7pm. (UL) Hanna (PG-13; 111 min.) A girl trained by her ex-CIA dad to become an assassin starts getting funny ideas about humanity and whatnot as she closes in on her target. With Saoirse Ronan and Eric Bana. (KC)

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Miral (R; 112 min.) Director Julian Schnabel (Diving Bell and the Butterfly) looks at the effect of Israeli occupation on the lives of Palestinian refugees in this story of a teen growing up in an orphanage. (AD)

Queen of the Sun (NR; 83 min.) Documentary looks at colony collapse disorder and the crisis facing honeybees—and all life. Real-food hero Michael Pollan is among the interviewed. At the Lark and Summerfield Cinemas. (KC)

Soul Surfer (PG; 105 min.) Teenager conquers fears and limitations to return to surfing after losing an arm in a shark attack off Kauai. With Dennis Quaid and Helen Hunt. (UL)

Your Highness (PG-13; 102 min.) Fantasycomedy starring Danny McBride, Natalie Portman, James Franco and Zooey Deschanel about a knight’s younger bro who’s got to give up the easy life behind the scenes and save the maiden, slay the dragon, etc. (AD)

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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. (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)

I Am (NR; 76 min.) Director Tom Shadyac (Ace Ventura, Bruce Almighty) documents “the meaning of life” after an accident leaves him reconsidering his life’s purpose. (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) Jane Eyre (PG; 121 min.) Director Cary Fukunaga (Sin Nombre) plays up the darker aspects of Charlotte Brontë’s 1847 novel in this adaptation co-produced 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 shame-wracked man born and bred to be a spokesman, yet who is handicapped with a crippling stammer. (RvB) Limitless (R; PG-13) Down-on-his-luck writer (Bradley Cooper) gets hooked on an experimental drug that gives him total recall, which he uses to make a killing on Wall Street. With Robert De Niro. (AD)

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) Rango (PG; 107 min.) A stranded pet lizard (Johnny Depp) lies his way into being made sheriff of the drought-struck village of Dirt. Rango doesn’t lack momentum—just direction. So almost great, it hurts. (RvB) Red Riding Hood (PG-13; 120 min.) From the director of Twilight, werewolves get their due in this Gothic love story set in a Medieval town. With Amanda Seyfried and Gary Oldman. (UL) 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).

Sucker Punch (PG-13; 120 min.) Directed by Zack Snyder (300, Watchmen). Set in the 1950s, a young inmate in an asylum escapes into a dream world to free herself from her dark reality, then plans an actual escape with four other inmates. Stars Emily Browning, with Jena Malone and Jon Hamm. (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)

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Concerts SONOMA COUNTY American Philharmonic Orchestra performs “Moby Dick,” a dramatic cantata by Bernard Hermann. Apr 9 at 8, Apr 10 at 3. Free. Wells Fargo Center, 50 Mark West Springs Rd, Santa Rosa. 707.546.3600.

Tone Bent CD release party for “Angels In the Kitchen.” Apr 10 at 7:30. $20. Sebastopol Community Center, 390 Morris St, Sebastopol. 707.824.1858.

Darol Anger Master of the fiddle joins Scott Law in concert. Apr 9 at 8. $18-$20. First Church of Christ Scientist, 522 B St, Petaluma. 707.542.8995.

Animal Collective Avant-garde psychedelic pop. Sun Araw opens. Apr 10 at 8. SOLD-OUT. Phoenix Theater, 201 Washington St, Petaluma. 707.762.3565.

Chris Robinson Brotherhood Black Crowes lead finds new rock direction. Apr 7 at 9. $21. Mystic Theatre, 23 Petaluma

Blvd N, Petaluma. 707.765.2121.

Death Angel Bay Area thrash legends return. Apr 8 at 8:30. $20-$25. Last Day Saloon, 120 Fifth St, Santa Rosa. 707.545.2343.

Ani DiFranco Guitarist and singer incorporates percussive fingerpicking with powerful voice and lyrics. Apr 7 at 8. $45. Wells Fargo Center, 50 Mark West Springs Rd, Santa Rosa. 707.546.3600.

Double Hootenanny Two-day Americana bash features Mr December, Buster Blue, Easy Leaves, John Courage and many others. Apr 8-9. $8-$15. Arlene Francis Theater, 99 Sixth St, Santa Rosa. 707.528.3009.

Healdsburg Chorus Celebrate end of winter with spirited choral music in “Once Upon a Time.” Apr 10 at 2. $10-$12. Glaser Center, 547 Mendocino Ave, Santa Rosa. 707.568.5381.

Jalapeño Band Dance to spicy rhythms of Dr Loco and friends. All proceeds benefit Graton Day Labor Center. Apr 8 at 7:30. $25-$50. Sebastopol Community Center,

Mother Hips Indie psychpop pioneers. Nicki Bluhm and the Gramblers open. Apr 9 at 8:30. $20. Hopmonk Tavern, 230 Petaluma Ave, Sebastopol. 707.829.7300.

Madeleine Peyroux Smoke-and-whiskey vocals pack wisdom and soul. Apr 6 at 8. $29-$39. Wells Fargo Center, 50 Mark West Springs Rd, Santa Rosa. 707.546.3600.

Max Raabe Palast Orchester embodies music, style and decadence of Weimar-era Berlin. Apr 12 at 8. $20-$50. Wells Fargo Center, 50 Mark West Springs Rd, Santa Rosa. 707.546.3600.

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Under the Radar Bluegrass and blues band an eclectic instrumental combo. Apr 8 at 7:30. $12. Sebastopol Center for the Arts, 6780 Depot St, Sebastopol. 707.829.4797.

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Kenny White Singer-songwriter, pianist, guitarist, storyteller and megatalent. Apr 9 at 8. $23. Studio E, address provided with tickets, Sebastopol. 707.542.7143. Camp FAME Ensemble, Midnight Sun, Onye Onyemaechi, Pulsators, Mr Music and more support music education for kids. Apr 10 at 2. $15; 12 and under free. 707.528.3009.

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West & Phelps Singer-songwriters Corinne West and Kelly Joe Phelps join forces. Apr 8 at 9. $20-$25. Lark Theater, 549 Magnolia Ave, Larkspur. 415.924.5111.

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Wells Fargo Center. See Concerts, p29.

Apr 8, EZ Kewl (jazz). Apr 9, Liz Brown (blues). 95 Fifth St, Santa Rosa. 707.576.7765.

Aqus Cafe Apr 6, open mic. Apr 7, Celtic music session. Apr 8, Mitch Thomas (blues). Apr 9 at 10:30am, Elfin Space; at 7, Greenhouse (Celtic). Apr 10 at 2, EZ Kewl. 189 H St, Petaluma. 707.778.6060.

Arlene Francis Theater Apr 8-9, Hootenanny Double Feature (see Concerts). April 10, World of Music (see Concerts). 99 Sixth St, Santa Rosa. 707.528.3009.

Aubergine Wed at 7, open mic. Apr 7, Ayurveda. Apr 8, Web of One, DJ Om. Apr 9, West County Uncensored. Apr 10, Ian Franklin (CD release party), Activ808, Roy G Biv, Mnemonic Devices. Tues at 7, ladies’ limelight open mic with Tawnie. 755 Petaluma Ave, Sebastopol. 707.829.2722.

Bluewater Bistro Apr 7, Sonny Lowe (blues). Links at Bodega Harbour Golf Course, 21301 Heron Dr, Bodega Bay. 707.875.3519.

Brixx Apr 9, Mark McDonald Blues Band. 16 Kentucky St, Petaluma. 707.766.8162.

Chrome Lotus Apr 7, Casa Rasta (reggae). Apr 8, Wynter Gordon, DJ Dray Lopez, Young Will. Apr 9, DJ Playboi, DJ Sykwidit.

Fri, Apr 8 7–11pm

8:45–9:45am Jazzercise California Ballroom SWING LESSON & BALLROOM, LATIN & SWING DANCE $10

Sun, Apr 10 10:30–11:45am 1:30–3:30pm 5:30–9:30pm

8:30–9:30am Jazzercise Zumba Fitness with Anna Vintage Dance with Gary Thomas DJ Steve Luther Country Western Lessons & Dancing $10

Mon, Apr 11 7–10pm

8:45–9:45am; 5:45–6:45pm Jazzercise Scottish Country Dancing

LONGING Madeleine Peyroux plays April 6 at the

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8:45–9:45am; 5:45–6:45pm Jazzercise Circle ‘n Squares Square Dance Club New Dancer class Plus Dancing

Sat, Apr 9 8–9am; 9:15–10:15am Jazzercise 10:25–11:15am Scottish Country Dance Youth & Family 11:30am–1:30pm Scottish Dance Workshop for Everyone 7pm Circle ‘N’ Square Hoedown

American badass and world’s greatest bar band, the Destroyers. Apr 7 at 8. $40$50. Uptown Theatre, 1350 Third St, Napa. 707.259.0123.

Clubs

Thur, Apr 7 7:15–10pm 7:15–8:45pm 8:45–10pm

501 Mendocino Ave, Santa Rosa. www.chromelotussr.com.

Coffee Catz Thurs, Science Buzz Cafe (see Lectures). Sat at 2, bluegrass jam. Mon at 6, open mic. 6761 Sebastopol Ave, Sebastopol. 707.829.6600.

Flamingo Lounge Wed and Thurs, karaoke. Apr 8, Electric Avenue. Apr 9, Cartel. Sun, salsa with lessons. Tues, swing night with lessons. 2777 Fourth St, Santa Rosa. 707.545.8530.

French Garden Restaurant Apr 8-9, Un Deux Trois. 8050 Bodega Ave, Sebastopol. 707.824.2030.

Gaia’s Garden Apr 6, Jim Adams (jazz guitar). Apr 7, Michelle Holland (folk). Apr 9, Marshall, Bolt and Harr (Americana). Every Tues, blues with Sonny Lowe and friends. 1899 Mendocino Ave, Santa Rosa. 707.544.2491.

Hopmonk Tavern First Wed monthly at 7:30, Dead Dance with the Thugz. Apr 6, Dead Dance with Thugz, Banana. Apr 8, Alison Harris Band, Gomorran Social Aid and Pleasure Club. Apr 9, Mother Hips, Nicki Blughm & the Gramblers (see Concerts). Apr 10, Elephant Revival (folk). Mon, Monday Night Edutainment with DJs Jacques and Guacamole (reggae). Tues, open mic night. 230 Petaluma Ave, Sebastopol. 707.829.7300.

Last Day Saloon Apr 7, Band of Heathens. Apr 8, Death Angel, Autumn’s End, Copy Cat Killers (metal). Mon, karaoke. 120 Fifth St, Santa Rosa. 707.545.2343.

Tues, Apr 12 8:45–9:45am; 5:45–6:45pm Jazzercise 7:30–9pm African & World Music Dance

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Main Street Station Apr 5-6, Out of the Blue (swing). Apr 7-8, Greg Hester. Apr 9, Jess Petty. Sun, Kit Mariah’s open mic. 16280 Main St, Guerneville. 707.869.0501.

Mystic Theatre Apr 7 at 9: Apr 7, Chris Robinson Brotherhood (see Concerts). Apr 8, David Wilcox. Apr 9, Cash’d Out. 23 Petaluma Blvd N, Petaluma. 707.765.2121.

Northwood Restaurant Thurs at 7, the Thugz (cosmic rock). 19400 Hwy 116, Monte Rio. 707.865.2454.

Phoenix Theater Wed at 6, jazz jam. Sun at 5, rock and blues jam. Apr 10, Animal Collective (see Concerts). Mon at 7, young people’s AA. Tues at 7, acoustic Americana jam. 201 Washington St, Petaluma. 707.762.3565.

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Geronimo (old-school beats). 146 Kentucky St, Petaluma. 707.782.0592.

Apr 7, C-Jam. Apr 12, Pamela Joy. Tues at 7, Swing Fever. 4 Bayview St, San Rafael. 415.457.3993.

Toad in the Hole Pub Every second and fourth Sun, Ian Scherer (jazz). Mon, open mic with Phil the Security Guard. 116 Fifth St, Santa Rosa. 707.544.8623.

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

Tradewinds

Peri’s Silver Dollar

Thurs, DJ Dave. Apr 8, Levi Lloyd. Mon, Donny Maderos’ Pro Jam. 8210 Old Redwood Hwy, Cotati. 707.795.7878.

Every Mon, acoustic open mic. 29 Broadway, Fairfax. 415.459.9910.

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Apr 8, Unauthorized Rolling Stones. Apr 10, the Shots. Town Square, Nicasio. 415.662.2219.

Every Sun, Rock ‘n’ Roll Sunday School. 527 Barham Ave, Santa Rosa. 707.542.0980.

Sausalito Seahorse

MARIN COUNTY Finnegan’s Marin Apr 7, Damir Stosic. Apr 9, Staggerwing. Mon, open mic with KC Turner. 877 Grant Ave, Novato. 415.899.1516.

George’s Nightclub Wed, standup comedy (see Comedy). Apr 7, Carlos Reyes record release. Apr 8, Bonnie Hayes (see Concerts). Apr 9, Luce and Billy Schafer. Apr 10, Lester Chambers Blues Revue. 842 Fourth St, San Rafael. 415.226.0262.

NAPA COUNTY Calistoga Inn Wed, open mic. Thurs, reggae DJ night. Fri, old-school DJ night. Sat DJ night. 1250 Lincoln Ave, Calistoga. 707.942.4101.

Downtown Joe’s Apr 7, Maple Station Express. Apr 8, Keith Andrews Band. Apr 9, Lindsay Erin. Apr 11, Charles Wheel Band. 902 Main St, Napa. 707.258.2337.

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

Oxbow Public Market

Sun at 4, Salsa-lito. 305 Harbor View Dr, Sausalito.

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

Servino Ristorante

Silo’s

Apr 7, Chris Brown (blues). Apr 8, Jazz Caliente. Apr 9, Lady D (vocal jazz). 9 Main St, Tiburon. 415.435.2676.

Sleeping Lady Mon at 8, open mic with Simon Costa. 23 Broadway, Fairfax. 415.485.1182.

Smiley’s Sun, open mic. Mon, reggae. 41 Wharf Rd, Bolinas. 415.868.1311.

Wed at 7, jam session. Apr 7, Jim Bianco, Stevens Brothers. Apr 8-9, Revolver. 530 Main St, Napa. 707.251.5833.

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

Iron Springs Pub & Brewery Apr 6, Incubators. 765 Center Blvd, Fairfax. 415.485.1005.

Mama’s Royal Cafe Sat at 11, Frederick Nighthawk (blues and jazz). Sun at 11, Carolyn Dahl (boogie-woogie piano). 387 Miller Ave, Mill Valley. 415.388.3261.

San Francisco’s City Guide

The Dodos San Francisco’s own high-energy strum factory appear with No Color in tow. Apr 7 at the Fillmore.

19 Broadway Club Apr 6 at 6, Buddy Owen; at 9, Bone Dweller, Porch. Apr 7, Acacia. Apr 8, Wonderbread 5. Apr 9, Knight Drive. Apr 10 at 5, dance party with Jules Broussard; at 9, Buddy Owen. Mon at 9, open mic. Tues at 9, Uzilevsky Korty Duo with special guests. 19 Broadway, Fairfax. 415.459.1091.

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Kevin Barnes and juggernaut: wrapped in leather, clarioncalling the masses. Apr 13 at the Warfield.

Fri at 9, Michael Aragon Quartet. Sun at 3, Mal Sharpe’s Dixieland. Tues at 8:30, open mic with Damir. 757 Bridgeway, Sausalito. 415.332.1392.

Old Western Saloon Apr 8, Professor Burns & the Lilac Field. Apr 9, Uphill Both Ways. Main Street, Pt Reyes Station. 415.663.1661.

Creative force of Mars Volta, At the Drive-In brandish wild guitar, giant afro. Apr 12 at Great American Music Hall.

Bright Eyes Conor Oberst’s proclaimed final folksy hurrah under this moniker. Apr 12 at the Fox Theater.

Broken Social Scene Rural Alberta Advantage Canadian Saddle Creek signees tour in support of new album, “Departing.” Apr 13-14 at Bottom of the Hill.

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Winner: Emily Hanson & Friends, ‘Who Could Win a Rabbit’ The second song from Animal Collective’s 2004 release Sung Tongs is a rollicking jaunt, one to be sung at the top of the lungs. Emily Hanson and friends do a bang-up job at recreating this childlike feeling. Like a couple of teenage girls cracking themselves up while their mom’s away, the recording starts and ends with giggling, followed by instrumentation

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ArtsEvents Galleries OPENINGS Apr 7 From 5 to 7pm. Finley Center, work by Green Greenwald. 2060 W College Ave, Santa Rosa. 707.543.3737. From 6 to 8pm. Napa County Historical Society Gallery, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Retrospect Revisited,â&#x20AC;? artwork inspired by historical structures in Napa County. Goodman Library, 1219 First St, Napa. 707.224.1739.

Apr 8

Gallery One Route One, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Life Is Tricky,â&#x20AC;? mixed-media paintings by Vickisa; also, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Far from Home,â&#x20AC;? prints by Shane Weare, and artwork by Zea Morvitz in the Annex. 11101 Hwy 1, Pt Reyes Station. 415.663.1347. From 4 to 7pm. San Geronimo Valley Community Center, work of Sunila Bajracharya. 6350 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, San Geronimo. 415.488.8888.

SONOMA COUNTY

From 5 to 7pm. Healdsburg Center for the Arts, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Around the Mountain and More,â&#x20AC;? annual members show. 130 Plaza St, Healdsburg. 707.431.1970.

Arts Guild of Sonoma

From 5 to 8pm. Art Works Downtown, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Refunkified,â&#x20AC;? recycled art by Martin Freeman. 1337 Fourth St, San Rafael. 415.451.8119.

Bliss Bakery

From 5:30 to 7pm. Marin Arts Council Gallery, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Natureâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Palette,â&#x20AC;? works by 28 artists. 906 Fourth St, San Rafael.

Apr 9 From 11-1pm and 2-4pm. Mumm Napa Cuvee, photographs by Art Rogers. 8445 Silverado Trail, Rutherford. 707.967.7740. From 5 to 8. Gallery One, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Afternoon Tea?â&#x20AC;? Work by Kathleen Lack, Ronnie Kaiser and Harriet Burge. 209 Western Ave, Petaluma. 707.778.8277. From 7 to 9pm. Bliss Bakery, photography by Bridget Hayes. 463 Sebastopol Ave, Santa Rosa. 707.542.6000.

Apr 10 From 3 to 5pm. Gallery

Through May 2, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Small But Grand Works,â&#x20AC;? art by Sonoma Valley High School students. Wed-Thurs and Sun-Mon, 11 to 5; Fri-Sat, 11 to 8. 140 E Napa St, Sonoma. 707.996.3115. Apr 9-May 15, photography by Bridget Hayes. Reception, Apr 9, 7 to 9. 463 Sebastopol Ave, Santa Rosa. 707.542.6000.

Charles M Schulz Museum 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.

Cutler Gallery Through May 7, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Still-Life to Steampunk,â&#x20AC;? contemporary realism by Bill Cutler and Ken Berman. Mon-Sat, 10 to 4, and by appointment. 106 Petaluma Ave, Sebastopol. 707.823.8181.

Finley Center Through Jun 3, work by Green Greenwald. Reception, Apr 7, 5 to 7. Mon-Fri, 8 to 7; Sat, 9 to 1. 2060 W College Ave, Santa Rosa. 707.543.3737.

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.

Through May 15, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Afternoon Tea?â&#x20AC;? Work by Kathleen Lack, Ronnie Kaiser and Harriet Burge. Reception, Apr 9, 5 to 8. 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.

Healdsburg Center for the Arts Through May 2, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Around the Mountain and More,â&#x20AC;? annual members show. Reception, Apr 8, 5 to 7. Daily, 11 to 6. 130 Plaza St, Healdsburg. 707.431.1970.

Mahoney Library Gallery

â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;HINDSIGHTâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Work by Shane Weare, above, Zea Morvitz and Vickisa is at 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.

Sebastopol Center for the Arts

Occidental Center for the Arts Apr 12-May 31, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Spring Fever,â&#x20AC;? work by various artists. Graton Road and Bohemian Highway, Occidental.

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 Ending 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.

Route One through May 15. See Openings, adjacent.

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 Through Apr 23, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Katachi Form,â&#x20AC;? woodblock prints and collages by Micah Schwaberow. Woodblock printing demonstration, Apr 12, 7:15 to 8:30. Mon-Tues, 1 to 5 and 6 to 9; Wed-Sat, 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, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Juried

Student Exhibition.â&#x20AC;? Tues-Fri, 11 to 4; Sat-Sun, noon to 4. Sonoma State University, 1801 E Cotati Ave, Rohnert Park. 707.664.2295.

University Library Art Gallery Apr 11-14, â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Mystical Arts in Tibet: Mandal Sand Painting.â&#x20AC;? Mon-Fri, 8 to 5; Sat-Sun, noon to 5. SSU, 1801 E Cotati Ave, Rohnert Park. 707.664.4240.

MARIN COUNTY Art Works Downtown Through Apr 23 in 1337 Gallery, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Refunkified,â&#x20AC;? recycled art by Martin Freeman. Reception, Apr 8, 5 to 8. Tues-Sat, 10 to 5. 1337 Fourth St, San Rafael. 415.451.8119.

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 Route One Apr 8-May 15, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Life Is Tricky,â&#x20AC;? mixed-media paintings by Vickisa; also, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Far from Home,â&#x20AC;?

prints by Shane Weare, and artwork by Zea Morvitz in the Annex. Reception, Apr 10, 3 to 5. Wed-Mon, 11 to 5. 11101 Hwy 1, Pt Reyes Station. 415.663.1347.

Marin Arts Council Gallery Through Apr 15, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Natureâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Palette,â&#x20AC;? works by 28 artists. Reception, Apr 8, 5:30 to 7. 906 Fourth St, San Rafael.

Marin Community Foundation Through Apr 14, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Baulines Craft Guild Master Show.â&#x20AC;? Open Mon-Fri, 9 to 5. 5 Hamilton Landing, Ste 200, Novato.

Marin Society of Artists Through Apr 30, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Spring Rental Show.â&#x20AC;? Mon-Thurs, 11 to 4; Sat-Sun, 12 to 4. 30 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, Ross. 415.454.9561.

Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Hanlon Center for the Arts Through Apr 28, â&#x20AC;&#x153;A Continuing Conversation,â&#x20AC;? artwork by Cayen Robertson and Tom Robertson. Tues-Sat, 10 to 2; also by appointment. 616 Throckmorton Ave, Mill Valley. 415.388.4331.

San Geronimo Valley Community Center Through Apr 29, work of Sunila Bajracharya. Reception, Apr 10, 4 to 7. 6350 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, San Geronimo. 415.488.8888.


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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.

Standup Comedy Apr 6, Kurt Weitzmann, Myk Powell and Kristen Friske. Apr 13, Geoff Brown, Bob Fernandez and friends. $10. George’s Nightclub, 842 Fourth St, San Rafael. 415.226.0262.

Tuesday Evening Comedy Mark Pitta hosts ongoing evenings. Tues at 8. $15-$20. 142 Throckmorton Theatre, 142 Throckmorton Ave, Mill Valley. 415.383.9600.

Gallery 1870 Ongoing, works by various artists, currently highlighting Imre Buvary, Kay Geis and Takayuki Harada. 6525 Washington St, Yountville. 800.322.1870.

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.

Dance

Napa County Historical Society Gallery Apr 7-May 20, “Retrospect Revisited,” artwork inspired by historical structures in Napa County. Reception, Apr 7, 6 to 8. Ongoing photography exhibition explores Napa County’s worldwide influence. Goodman Library, 1219 First St, Napa. 707.224.1739.

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.

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

Comedy Paula Poundstone Regular on NPR’s “Wait Wait . . . Don’t Tell Me” known for razor-

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Food & Drink Classic Thai Cooking Chef Joyce Jue presents interactive demonstration of classic Thai cooking. Apr 6, 6:30 to 9. $49. Next Key Center, 1385 N Hamilton Pkwy, Novato. 415.382.3363, ext 243.

French Macarons Spring Dance Concert Dance faculty choreographs and performs annual show. Apr 8-10 at 8. $10-$15. College of Marin, 835 College Ave, Kentfield. 415.485.9385.

Events

Mumm Napa Cuvee Through May 1, photographs by Art Rogers. Reception, Apr 9, 11 to 1 and 2 to 4. Daily, 10 to 5. 8445 Silverado Trail, Rutherford. 707.967.7740.

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Through Apr 30, paintings by Manel Anoro. Open daily, 10 to 6. 1328 Main St, St Helena. 415.531.6755.

sharp wit and brilliant spontaneity. Apr 9 at 8. $30$45. Osher Marin JCC, 200 N San Pedro Rd, San Rafael. 415.444.8000.

Cartoonist-in-Residence Second Sat monthly at 1. Apr 9, “Freckleface Strawberry” illustrator LeUyen Pham. Free. Charles M Schulz Museum, 2301 Hardies Lane, Santa Rosa. 707.579.4452.

Celebrate Labor Dr Loco’s Rockin’ Jalapeño Band and friends help honor 10th anniversary of Graton Day Labor Center. Apr 8, 7 to 11. Sebastopol Community Center, 390 Morris St, Sebastopol. 707.823.1511.

Dangerous Curves Ahead New York burlesque luminaries present a night of burlesque on the go-go. Joweh, Jellyfish Kiss and DJ Yekralam open. Apr 7 at 9:30. $10. Hopmonk Tavern, 230 Petaluma Ave, Sebastopol. 707.829.7300.

Evening of Arts Special presentation with poet Rebecca Foust, illustrator Lorna Stevens and environmental artists Judith Selby Lang and Richard Lang. Apr 8, 5:30 to 7. $5-$7. Marin Arts Council, 906 Fourth St, San Rafael. 415.666.2442.

Food Not Bombs Help prepare and serve free vegan meals every Sun afternoon; served at 5. Courthouse Square, Third Street and Mendocino Avenue, Santa Rosa. 415.408.8094.

Learn to make colorful confections. Apr 7, 10:30 to 1:30. $65. Viva, 7160 Keating Ave, Sebastopol. 707.824.9913.

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

Field Trips Dairy Farm Tours Family farm with focus on environmental preservation offers series of tours. Apr 9, 17 and 30 at 1. Free-$10. McClelland’s Dairy, 6475 Bodega Ave, Petaluma.

Hoosear Hikes Series of guided outings at wildflower preserve during peak season. Apr 7 and 9 at 10am. Free. Van Hoosear Preserve, Grove Street, El Verano. 707.996.0712, ext 124.

Shiloh Hike Join Dave and Bill Hikes for four-hour Windsor adventure. Bring lunch and sturdy shoes. Apr 9 at 9:45am. Free. Shiloh Ranch Regional Park, 5750 Faught Road, Windsor. 707.539.8847.

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Inside Job Documentary exposes major players in financial crisis. Apr 7 at 7:30. Free. Healdsburg Senior Center, 133 Matheson St, Healdsburg. 707.431.1129.

La Mission Film captures vibrance and violence of San Franciscoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Mission district. Apr 8 at 7; Apr 10 at 4. $6. Sonoma Film Institute, Warren Auditorium, SSU, 1801 E Cotati Ave, Rohnert Park. 707.664.2606.

Monday Night Movies Apr 11, â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Lady Vanishes.â&#x20AC;? Free. Mill Valley Library, 375 Throckmorton Ave, Mill Valley. 415.389.4292, ext 116.

Night Flicks Free film every Tues and Thurs at 7. Apr 14, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Bag It.â&#x20AC;? St Helena Library, 1492 Library Lane, St Helena. 707.963.5244.

Sonoma International Film Festival Celebration of documentary film, food and wine with special awards presentation honoring Susan Sarandon. Apr 6-10. $15$750. Six venues throughout downtown Sonoma, www.sonomafilmfest.org.

Spring Cinema Apr 13, sound editor Walter Murch screens and discusses Francis Ford Coppolaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s film â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Conversation.â&#x20AC;? $5. Carole Ellis Auditorium, SRJC Petaluma Campus, Petaluma. www.petalumafilmfest.org.

Talk Cinema Film series offers a unique selection of quality films curated by film critic Harlan Jacobson. Apr 7 at 7, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Potiche.â&#x20AC;? $10-$15. Napa Valley Opera House, 1030 Main St, Napa. 707.226.7372.

For Kids Especially for You Music series for kids, Sat mornings at 11. Apr 9, Lucky Diaz & the Family Jam Band. Apr 16, Culannâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hounds (Irish music). $5-$12. Bay Area Discovery Museum, Fort Baker, 557 McReynolds Rd, Sausalito. 415.339.3942.

( 35 coats for people. Apr 9, 11 to1. Free-$3. Petaluma Adobe State Historic Park, 3325 Adobe Rd, Petaluma. 707.762.4871.

Lectures Andrew Jenks Documentary filmmaker of MTVâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;World of Jenksâ&#x20AC;? opens up. Apr 6 at 7:30. $15. Cooperage, SSU, 1801 E Cotati Ave, Rohnert Park. 707.664.2832.

HortiCULTURE Series Speakers explain how plant kingdom has informed their own accomplished work. Apr 9 at 10am, hanging basket workshop. $10-$15. Quarryhill Botanical Gardens, Highway 12, Glen Ellen. 707.996.3166.

Science Buzz Cafe Thurs at 6:30. Apr 7, â&#x20AC;&#x153;NanoSciences: Revolutions in the Makingâ&#x20AC;? with Karen Frindell and Dr Younes Atallyan. $3 donation. French Garden Restaurant, 8050 Bodega Ave, Sebastopol. 707.292.5281.

Readings Andrews Hall Apr 11 at 8, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Hoodwinkedâ&#x20AC;? with John Perkins. Sonoma Community Center, 276 E Napa St, Sonoma.

Costco Apr 8-9, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Plane Janeâ&#x20AC;? with Robert Fischer. 1900 Santa Rosa Ave, Santa Rosa.

Glaser Center Apr 7 at 7, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Facing Fate, Finding a Destinyâ&#x20AC;? with Michael Meade. 547 Mendocino Ave, Santa Rosa. 707.568.5381.

Readersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Books Apr 6 at 7:30, â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Thank You Economyâ&#x20AC;? with Gary Vaynerchuck. Apr 11 at 8, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Confessions of an Economic Hit Manâ&#x20AC;? with John Perkins. Apr 12 at 7:30, â&#x20AC;&#x153;The One-Block Feastâ&#x20AC;? with Margo True. 130 E Napa St, Sonoma. 707.939.1779.

River Reader Apr 9 at 3, â&#x20AC;&#x153;In the Roughâ&#x20AC;? with John McCarty. 16355 Main St, Guerneville. 707.869.2242.

Sheep Shearing Day

Sebastopol Center for the Arts

Watch sheep shed their winter coats to be transformed into

Second Sun at 4, Westword Salon open reading and

discussion. $1 donation. 707.829.1549. 6780 Depot St, Sebastopol.

Theater

Sebastopol Senior Center

Cosmic Cabaret

Apr 7 at 2, â&#x20AC;&#x153;She Built Ships During WWIIâ&#x20AC;? with Jean Sloan. 167 High St, Sebastopol. 707.829.2440.

Book Passage Apr 6 at 7, â&#x20AC;&#x153;I Was a Dancerâ&#x20AC;? with Jacques dâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Amboise. Apr 7 at 7, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Join the Club: How Peer Pressure Can Transform the Worldâ&#x20AC;? with Tina Rosenberg. Apr 8 at 7, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Horoscopes for the Dead: Poemsâ&#x20AC;? with Billy Collins. Apr 9 at 2, â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Uncouplingâ&#x20AC;? with Meg Wolitzer; at 4, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Born to Runâ&#x20AC;? with Christopher McDougall; at 7, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Harlotâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Sauceâ&#x20AC;? with Patricia Volonakis Davis, and â&#x20AC;&#x153;Big Sex Little Deathâ&#x20AC;? with Susie Bright. Apr 10 at 2, â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Troubled Manâ&#x20AC;? with Henning Mankell; at 4, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Elizabeth Iâ&#x20AC;? with Margaret George; at 7, â&#x20AC;&#x153;It Happened on the Way to Warâ&#x20AC;? with Rye Barcott. Apr 11 at 10am, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Kingdom Keepers IV: Power Playâ&#x20AC;? with Ridley Pearson; at 1, â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Bond: Our Kinship with Animals, Our Call to Defend Themâ&#x20AC;? with Wayne Pacelle; at 7, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Lost and Found: Unexpected Revelationsâ&#x20AC;? with Geneen Roth. Apr 12 at 1, â&#x20AC;&#x153;My First Summer in the Sierraâ&#x20AC;? with Scott Miller; at 7, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Touchâ&#x20AC;? with Alexi Zentner. Apr 13 at 1, â&#x20AC;&#x153;A Thousand Times More Fairâ&#x20AC;? with Kenji Yoshino; at 7, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Fire Season: Field Notes from a Wilderness Lookoutâ&#x20AC;? with Philip Connors. 51 Tamal Vista Blvd, Corte Madera. 415.927.0960.

Dr Insomniaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Coffee & Teas Second Mon at 7, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Poetry Farm,â&#x20AC;? readings by local writers. 800 Grant Ave, Novato. 415.897.9500.

Northpoint Coffee House First and third Wed at 7, Sunset Poetry by the Sea open mic and readings. 1250 Bridgeway, Sausalito. 415.331.0777.

Live science, multimedia, musical theater and onewoman show under the stars. Apr 9, 16, 23 and 30 at 8. $5$10. SRJC Planetarium, Lark Hall 2001, 1502 Mendocino Ave, Santa Rosa. 707.527.4266.

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

Forbidden Broadway Satirical roast of over 30 Broadway hits celebrates its 25th anniversary. Apr 8 at 8. $30-$45. Wells Fargo Center, 50 Mark West Springs Rd, Santa Rosa. 707.546.3600.

Little Shop of Horrors Sci-fi spoof a bloody, fun campy musical. Apr 8-May 1; Thurs-Sat at 8, Sun at 3. $15-$25. Novato Theater Company, 484 Ignacio Blvd, Novato. 415.883.4498.

The Peopleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Temple Theatrical piece explores stories of Jonestown massacre survivors. Apr 8-17; Thurs-Sat at 8, Sun at 2. $10-$15. Napa Valley College Performing Arts Center, 2277 Napa Vallejo Hwy, Napa. 707.256.7500.

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-whatyou-will preview, Mar 17 at 7:30. Barn Theatre, Marin Art and Garden Center, 30 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, Ross. 415.456.9555.

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

Point Reyes Books Second Mon at 7, Knit Lit group. 11315 Hwy 1, Pt Reyes Station. 415.663.1542.

Sausalito Presbyterian Church First Wed at 7:30, Sausalito Poetry Night with poets, open mic and chats. 112 Bulkley, Sausalito. 415.332.3790.

West End Cafe First Wed at 7, open mic poetry evening. 1131 Fourth St, San Rafael.

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Beyond Bulk

Costco showcases . . . a local author? Costco isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t the ďŹ rst place one imagines for appearances by local authors. The lord of all big-box stores stocks bestsellers, mostly, geared decidedly to readers of the moderate persuasion. Undaunted, Santa Rosaâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;based writer Robert Fischer realized that they were â&#x20AC;&#x153;selling books like they sell 30 pounds of ripe tomatoes.â&#x20AC;? The author of the novel Plane Jane, promoted in part by handmade billboards on the side of the freeway, called up local Costco management, the regional office and, ďŹ nally, corporate headquarters in Washington. His persistence worked. A book signing at the Santa Rosa Costco April 8â&#x20AC;&#x201C;9 marks the beginning of a 10-store jaunt. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Every once in a while, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll throw something out there to add a little excitement to the warehouse. We like to support our local vendors,â&#x20AC;? says Dan Allingham, assistant warehouse manager for the Santa Rosa Costco, who adds that they host about one local author a year. Last year, Carmina Salcido, the sole survivor of Ramon Salicidoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s murderous rampage, appeared to sign copies of her memoir. The warehouse will stock a large amount of copies of Plane Jane to sell during and after Fischerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s appearance. Why might a local author appear at Costco, a place better known for selling excessive amounts of too much, rather than a bookstore? â&#x20AC;&#x153;We get upwards of 15,000 people in the store on any given day,â&#x20AC;? says Allingham. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If Fischer can get even 5 percent of that, he is doing really well.â&#x20AC;? Robert Fischer signs copies of Plane Jane on Friday and Saturday, April 8â&#x20AC;&#x201C;9, at Costco. 1900 Santa Rosa Ave., Santa Rosa. 11am. www.robertďŹ scher.com.â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Leilani Clark


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