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Rhapsodies Patience and Hope Why California can feel good about New York’s victory BY GABE MELINE


irst it was Iowa, and our hearts sank.

How could Iowa—smack dab in the middle of the conservative heartland, birthplace of Michele Bachmann and John Wayne and, yes, John Wayne Gacy—get around to legalizing gay marriage while we, the great and pioneering California, had blown it with Proposition 8, we thought? Vermont followed. Then New Hampshire. Ouch. When the very nation’s capital, Washington, D.C., passed gay marriage, it felt downright embarrassing to be from California. But this past week’s events in New York have marked a turning point. As recently as 1960, homosexuality was a crime in all 50 states. New York is now the largest state thus far to recognize that love between two men or two women is not only valid but worthy of the institution of marriage. New York. The spigot has opened; it feels, resolutely, as if there is now no way back. It’s also time to pull our heads up out of our self-loathing and shame and realize that the people of California—those who were married while it was possible, those who campaigned against Prop. 8, those who fought in San Francisco against all probable odds—helped start this. California’s hand in New York’s triumph may not be immediately apparent. But it exists. Key to remember is that like other states, New York’s passage of gay marriage was a legislative one. There is no way to determine how New York’s voters would react were the legality of gay marriage put to a vote, as it was in California. It’s also far too complex to estimate in New York terms those mitigating factors that affected California’s vote: the $20 million of Mormon money that poured into the state to pay for blatantly misleading ads for Prop. 8, for example, or the $180,000 that the tax-exempt Mormon church itself admits that it spent on the campaign. The current legal work in California is important work. The decisions made here will reverberate throughout the country. Equal rights protected by the courts are imminent, and as the joyous images from New York spread, we as California residents should no longer be ashamed of our knotty but crucial role in making history.

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Salutes for Skaggs Island

Please extend my thanks and appreciation to Juliane Poirier for her excellence in journalism (“Back to the Island,” June 15). I’ve never been to Skaggs Island, but am now interested in going. I love local history, the bay and its tributaries, and Naval history. I appreciate that Juliane blended these elements as well as the restoration efforts into a fair and balanced article, a pleasant surprise to this “conservative” (for Bay Area standards; middle-to-liberal for the rest of the country) reader, because her article distanced itself from the expected “slam” on the Navy that one is conditioned (again, in the Bay Area) to expect from any local writer. It was beautifully descriptive, historically interesting and a nice bright spot in terms of success stories in bringing back wetlands which benefit us all.


It’s Up to You, New York Last Friday evening, almost simultaneous with the New York State Senate vote to legalize same-sex marriage, Pegasus Theater in Rio Nido launched its gala theatrical performance of Avow. A wildly enthusiastic audience proceeded to laugh, cry and question why along with the play’s two religious gay men, one’s discombobulated mother, an unmarried pregnant sister and two Catholic priests— all compelled by the others’ struggles to consider their own position on sexuality, marriage and the authority of religious tradition. In 1996, when Bill C. Davis wrote the play, gay marriage was not the hot topic it is today. The play’s intent was not so much to proselytize or advocate for social reform as to look closely at each characters’ unique dilemma and then

examine their very universal predicament around knowing when to follow one’s heart, when to rely on a higher authority for guidance and how to recognize when these are one and the same.

Now, 15 years after it was first staged, it continues to be a very relevant and touching piece; serving to remind us that at this historic moment, on an emotional level, gays and lesbians have really won nothing more than the right to experience the same joy and make the same mistakes that straight people make . . . an odd victory. As an actress, I was attracted to playing the mother not only because it is a delightful role, but also because it is satisfying to be part of a message so straightforwardly clear in its sentiment. Through the play’s examination of the human condition, through its laughter and tears, I am reminded simply that all is most right with the world when I know my own mind and act from my heart—and that, though a political triumph, legislation provides only a small piece of what’s required for experiencing happiness.


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On June 1, the California Assembly voted overwhelmingly in favor of AB 130, a bill that would provide financial aid for undocumented college students who already qualify for in-state tuition. The bill is now headed to the Senate. “First and foremost, the DREAM act would give access to students who would have a difficult time financing an education,” says Jesus Gúzmán, co-director of DREAM Act Alliance of Sonoma County. The DREAM Act Alliance helps present “Lighting the Torch,” a march and rally. “DREAMers”— students who would benefit from the act—will carry a literal torch through 15 cities, from Los Angeles to Sacramento. Assemblymember Michael Allen will be a keynote speaker in Santa Rosa. “We haven’t had much in the way of action in support of the DREAM Act in the North Bay,” says Gúzmán. The march starts on Thursday, July 7, at the SRJC Library. 1501 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa. 4pm. March concludes with rally at Courthouse Square at 5pm.

THE BIG DAY Lynn Woolsey on Monday, continuing to speak against war, even while announcing her retirement.

Lasting Legacy Lynn Woolsey’s 20 years in Congress come to an end BY LEILANI CLARK


ast Monday, after 20 years as Congresswoman for the Sixth Congressional District, Lynn Woolsey announced her retirement before a crowd of family, friends and press in the backyard of her Petaluma home. “Twenty years. And I’m going to be 75 years old,” said Woolsey.

“It makes sense to me that it’s time.” Woolsey’s legacy will be a considerable one. First elected in 1992 during an election cycle dubbed “year of the woman,” Woolsey once described herself as “the first welfare mother to serve in Congress.” Hers has been a long career of voting against war and war funding, most notably in her 2002 stand against the invasion of Iraq.

“Nothing animated me more than opposition to the war,” said Woolsey during her retirement speech, calling the Iraq War a “moral blight.” As co-chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, Woolsey has also used her time on Capitol Hill to advocate for the unemployed, children and women. Opposed to a barrage of proposals challenging women’s reproductive freedom, she advocated strongly for women’s right to safe and ) 10

What Next? The Marin Peace and Justice Center co-sponsors “In the Tank? Jobs, the Economy and Our Future,” a panel discussion centered around the national budget, war funding, threats to retirement benefits and media disinformation. Panelists include the North Bay Labor Council’s Lisa Maldonado, Alternet senior editor Joshua Holland and author and congressional candidate Norman Solomon. Join the discussion on Thursday, June 30, at the San Rafael City Council Chambers. 1400 Fifth Ave., San Rafael. 6:30pm. Free. 707.393.1948.—Leilani Clark

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form a congressional campaign. “I’m actively working on it,” says Adams, a nurse practitioner and educator, by phone. “I’m putting together a team to see what my chances are.” Huffman plans to make an official announcement regarding campaign contributions and goals on July 15, but says he is “hitting targets and actually exceeding them.”

‘We must, without hesitation or apology, fight for what we know is right.’ “We haven’t seen an open congressional run in 20 years. It’s going to be expensive. It’s going to be hard-fought, there’s no doubt about that,” says Huffman. “I’m certainly working hard to put myself in the strongest possible position to make that run when the time comes.” Solomon has wasted no time jumping into a campaign he’s christened “grassroots versus Astroturf.” “Will we have an independent Democrat who is willing to speak truth to power and about power in Washington,” says Solomon, “or will we have a sort of party functionary who goes along with the top of the party hierarchy?” Woolsey has not endorsed any of the possible Democratic candidates. Woolsey said Monday that she wanted to “learn how to sit” and that her role as the president of Americans for Democratic Action will be a post-retirement platform for peace. “We have to continue to speak up—and we will, because we still have 100,000 men and women in harm’s way in Afghanistan,” said Woolsey. “Most of all, we must never give up. We must, without hesitation or apology, fight for what we know is right.”

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ne of the most beautiful carbonstoring small businesses (and well-kept secrets) in Napa is a byappointment tree farm where past and future meet under a canopy so lush and wide you’ll forget you’re downtown and suspect you’re in a Napa of long ago. And you would be. These three wooded acres off Beard Road where Jean Wheeler and Mike Gleason grow and sell native trees is a remnant of the original Beard family ranch. There, they’ve preserved some of the original fruit trees—persimmons, prunes, figs and pomegranates between 50 and 100 years old—only now, there’s also a forest of oaks. When

Wheeler took over the site 20 years ago, she began planting acorns from native species in a labyrinth pattern. The trees flourished, and many of the oaks found homes in environmental restoration projects locally and throughout the Bay Area. The oaks are still thriving, and now Wheeler and Gleason are harvesting not only from fruit trees they’ve added in recent years, but also from gardens, which takes a portion of the property back to its food-providing roots. The couple’s goal is to meet a growing need for fresh, local food as economic times remain challenging and traditional agribusiness—with its cost, safety and environmental problems— becomes a less attractive source of food. “People are starting to want to get food from their own backyards again,” says Wheeler. “For over 30 years, I’ve had an interest in this, but now the public is interested. The community is seeing where their food comes from, and that it’s not what they thought it was. So many people are looking for local food sources and wanting to make their own backyards more edible.” The garden area at Main Street Trees intrigues the public who come to see trees—and then discover that the Wheeler-Gleason team also has expertise in growing food and raising poultry. “Visitors are curious when they see my worm composting and backyard chicken [hatchery],” says Wheeler. “When I give tours here, I’m pleased at how interested people are in growing food, how surprised they are to see what healthy soil looks like and that a wide range of edible and useful plants can be grown in our nearly perfect climate here in Napa.” Because of the dual residentialagricultural zoning, parking is limited and a visit to Main Street Trees will always be part of a very small tour planned in advance. To schedule, call the farm at 707.257.2783 or visit www.

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pened in March under the ownership of rock icon Sammy Hagar and celebrity chef Tyler Florence, the longawaited El Paseo House of Chops is a twinkling gem in the mostly dreary Mill Valley food scene. Built in 1947, the spirit of the historic restaurant’s origins has been revived with the addition of handsome leather banquets,

flickering lanterns, large fireplaces and brickwork galore. Jazzy supper club music plays softly in the background (the 400-song mix was created by Hagar himself). The labyrinth of intimate rooms, passageways and garden patios is filled with romantic nooks and retro charm. Reconceived as a modern American steakhouse, the new

menu at El Paseo features a range of accessible dishes expertly executed by chef Preston Clark, who worked for Jean George Vongerichten in New York, and whose father, Patrick Clark, was one of the first “celebrity chefs” in the 1980s. Upon arriving at El Paseo on a recent weekday evening, my date and I start off with a glass of sparkling rosé in the bar room, where we run into the owner-chefs of two successful Marin eateries snacking on appetizers, one of

whom leans in and advises, “It’s not cheap, but the porterhouse might be the best steak I’ve ever had.” Moments later, we settle into our corner table aside the large stone hearth in the back dining room. A small cast-iron pan filled with Parker House rolls slathered in pesto arrives swiftly, delivered by a bow-tie-sporting waiter. Starters range in price from $8 for a heaping plate of roasted shishoto peppers to a decadent foie gras terrine at $28. With our meaty main course in mind, we sensibly opt for a light salad of Bibb lettuce, pickled radishes, nasturtium, avocado and grapefruit ($9), an exquisite combination of textures and sweet and savory flavors. A trio of creamy devilled eggs follows, topped with bits of crunchy bacon, a smidge of salty caviar and a small piece of sweet tomato (also $9), which make for three luxurious bites. The menu’s most spectacular offering (and priciest, at $89) is the 34-ounce California Holstein porterhouse for two. Slightly less expensive and thus more popular (“They fly out of here,” our waiter told us) is the 24-ounce Holstein ribeye for $63. Aside from these two indulgences, the entrées range from a $16 wild mushroom risotto to a $29 veal chop. If you can spring for the porterhouse, you won’t be disappointed. Cooked to taste, the caveman-sized steak is sliced in the kitchen, topped with herb butter and served with a head of roasted garlic and a choice of four sauces: béarnaise, au poivre, creamy horseradish or El Paseo steak sauce; all are excellent. The dry-aged meat is filled with rich flavor, and there’s easily enough to feed three or four with a few sides. We polish off the accompanying creamy mac and cheese and whipped potatoes ($8 each), but leave our too-dry hash browns mostly untouched. For dessert, warm doughnut holes filled with tart lemon curd are delicate and lovely, but a bit of a letdown after the porterhouse, the memory still lingering. Is it, in the words of the local chef, the best steak I’ve ever had? To be honest, it’s damn close.



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S O N O MA CO U N T Y Abyssinia Ethiopian/ Eritrean. $. Authentic and filling, and a welcome culinary addition. Lunch and dinner daily; breakfast, Sat-Sun. 913 Fourth St, Santa Rosa. 707.568.6455.

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Cafe Zazzle Eclectic cafe. $-$$. Colorful, tasty food cooked Mexican-, Japanese-, Thai- and Italian-style. Lunch and dinner daily. 121 Kentucky St, Petaluma. 707.762.1700. Chloe’s French Cafe French. $. Hearty French fare, decadent desserts and excellent selection of French and California wines. Breakfast and lunch, Mon-Fri. 3883 Airway Dr, Santa Rosa. 707.528.3095.

East West Cafe California cuisine. $$. Comfortable, casual, all vegetarian-friendly. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. 557 Summerfield Rd, Santa Rosa. 707.546.6142. 128 N Main St, Sebastopol. 707.829.2822.

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

Hopmonk Tavern Pub fare. $$. More than serviceable bar food with a menu that hops the globe. Lunch and dinner daily; brunch, Sat-Sun. 230 Petaluma Ave, Sebastopol. 707.829.7300.

Kirin Chinese. $$. Specializing in Mandarin,

Szechuan and Peking styles. Kirin’s pot stickers are the best in Sonoma County. Lunch and dinner, Mon-Sat; dinner, Sun. 2700 Yulupa Ave, Santa Rosa. 707.525.1957.

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.

Pazzo MediterraneanMoroccan. $$-$$$. Dishes from Spain, France, Italy, Greece or Morocco that are all excellent, like the chicken Marrakech, goosed with Moroccan spices, garlic, onions, tomatoes, eggplant and almonds. Lunch, Mon-Fri; dinner daily. 132 Keller St, Petaluma. 707.763.3333.

The Restaurant at Sonoma Mission Inn California cuisine. $$$. In this world-class spa setting sample Sonoma County-inspired dishes or an elegant traditional brunch. Dinner daily; brunch, Sun. 18140 Sonoma Hwy, Boyes Hot Springs. 707.939.2415.

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

Sky Lounge Steakhouse & Raw Bar American/ sushi. $$$. An overpriced coffee shop with a tiny sushi bar. Breakfast and lunch daily; dinner, Wed-Sun. 2200 Airport Blvd (in Sonoma County Airport), Santa Rosa. 707.542.9400.

Sushi Tozai Japanese. $$. Spare, clean ambiance and some of the freshest sushi you’ll ever eat. Lunch and dinner, TuesSun. 7531 Healdsburg Ave, Sebastopol. 707.824.9886.

Wolf House Californian. $$$-$$$$. Stick with the simple, classics dishes, as they always shine. Lunch, Tues-Fri; dinner, Tues-Sun; brunch, SatSun. 13740 Arnold Dr, Glen Ellen. 707.996.4401.

MARIN CO U N T Y 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.

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.

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

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

Sol Food Puerto Rican. $. Flavorful, authentic and homestyle at this Puerto Rican eatery, which is as hole-inthe-wall as they come. Lunch and dinner daily. Two San Rafael locations: 732 Fourth St. 415.451.4765. 901 Lincoln Ave. 415.256.8903. Sorella Caffe Italian. $$. The embodiment of Fairfax casual, with delicious, high-quality food that lacks pretension. Open for dinner daily. 107 Bolinas Rd, Farifax. 415.258.4520.

Truc Linh Vietnamese. $.


Your basic Vietnamse fare, prepared to perfection. Great for light meals. Lunch and dinner, Tues-Sat. 810 McClelland Dr, Windsor. 707.838.6746.

Ad Hoc American. $$-$$$. Thomas Keller’s quintessential neighborhood restaurant. Prix fixe dinner changes daily. Actually takes reservations.

6476 Washington St, Yountville. 707.944.2487.

Bounty Hunter Wine country casual. $$. Wine shop and bistro with maverick moxie for the wine cowboy. Premium bottles for sale, also. Lunch and dinner, Tues-Sun; open late, Thurs-Sat. 975 First St, Napa. 707.255.0622.

C.C. Blue Japanese. $$-$$$. 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.

Fazerrati’s Pizza. $-$$. Great pie, cool brews, the game’s always on. Great place for post-Little League. 1517 W Imola Ave, Napa. 707.255.1188.

Fujiya Japanese. $$-$$$. Good, solid sushi. The Fujiya Deluxe combo is a standout. Lunch and dinner, Tues-Sat. 921 Factory Stores Dr, Napa. 707.257.0639.

Fumé Bistro & Bar California cuisine. $$$. California bistro fare that nearly always hits the mark. Lunch and dinner daily. 4050 Byway E, Napa. 707.257.1999.

Gilwoods Cafe Diner. $-$$. Classic hometown diner, specializes in the homemade. Breakfast and lunch daily. 1320 Napa Town Center, Napa. 707.253.0409. 1313 Main St, St Helena. 707.963.1788.

Go Fish Seafood/sushi. $$$$$. An über-trio of chefs all in one fantastic fresh fish house: Cindy Pawlcyn, Victor Scargle and Ken Tominaga. Need we say more? Open for lunch and dinner daily. 641 Main St, St Helena. 707.963.0700. Gott’s Roadside Tray Gourmet Diner. $. Formerly Taylor’ Automatic Refresher. Lunch and dinner daily. 933 Main St, St Helena. 707.963.3486. Also at Oxbow Public Market, 644 First St, Napa. 707.224,6900.

La Toque Restaurant French-inspired. $$$$. Set in a comfortable elegantly rustic

Low-Income Lunch While the number of low-income children relying on free lunch services in Sonoma County has seen an unfortunate increase within the past year, the Redwood Empire Food Bank (REFB) has a proactive response. The food bank’s summer lunch program is designed to help during the summer months, when children who receive free school lunches may go hungry. When the program began, REFB accommodated 20,000 children. Now in its eighth year, REFB provides roughly 29,000 children with free daily lunches. Children can make use of any of 42 lunch sites merely by showing up; no paperwork or parental accompaniment is required. Most lunch sites will offer recreational opportunities conducive to healthy living, including an introduction to vegetable gardening and food education, arts and crafts, and sports. Furthermore, the “Salsa Bike” will be an interactive, periodic activity to promote healthy lifestyles by teaching children how to make nutritional salsa and fresh fruit smoothies while simultaneously advocating biking and regular exercise. The REFB plans to serve approximately 96,000 fresh lunches this summer. The program runs from June 6 to Aug. 9, securely overlapping most school calendars. More information and a full list of lunch sites are online at or at Redwood Empire Food Bank, 3320 Industrial Drive, Santa Rosa. 707.527.7900.—Emily Hunt

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.

Ubuntu Vegetarian.

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

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Bouchon French. $$$. A Keller brother creation with a distinctly Parisian bistro ambiance, offering French classics. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. 6540 Washington St, Yountville. 707.944.8037.



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

SONOMA CO U N TY Atascadero Creek Winery Produces mostly red wines and specializes in small lots of single-vineyard Pinot and Zin. At West County Wine Collective in Pizzavino707, 6948 Sebastopol Ave., Sebastopol. Friday–Sunday, noon-6pm, $12 fee. 707.829.9500.

Clos du Bois With picnicking area, friendly staff and knickknacks galore, Clos Du Bois is a reliable treasure. 19410 Geyserville Ave., Geyserville. Open daily, 10am– 4:30pm. 800.222.3189. Gloria Ferrer Winery (WC) Part of the international Freixenet wine empire, owner Jose Ferrer’s family has been in this business since the 13th century. Explore the Champagne caves on a guided tour. 23555 Carneros Hwy., Sonoma. Open daily, 10am– 5pm. Cave tours at 11am, 1pm and 3pm. 707.996.7256.

Homewood Homewood offers tasting in a small, somewhat disheveled indoor office or an outdoor deck. Indoors is where the tasty black olive and bread samples are, and the folks are lowpressure and friendly. Free tasting, anything you like. 23120 Burndale Road, Sonoma. Open daily, 10am–4pm. 707.996.6935.

Old World Winery Meaning, a simpler time when grapes were trodden under bare foot and wine was made the natural way? Yes. Fun fact: the small, familyowned winery was the original Williams-Selyem location. 850 River Road, Fulton. Thursday–Sunday 11am–5pm or by appointment. Tasting fee $5. 707.578.3148.

Raymond Burr Vineyards Unpretentious, ’70s-den-style room with loads of memorabilia, Emmies and miscellany that the late television great picked up in his travels. Weekends at 11am, greenhouse tour

showcases hybridized orchids in all the colors of the rainbow. 8339 West Dry Creek Road, Healdsburg. Daily 11am to 5pm. No fee. 707.433.4365.

Rochioli Vineyards & Winery White House scrapbook details dozens of luncheon menus featuring waiting-list-only Rochioli wine. Tony Blair had a special relationship with the West Block Pinot. 6192 Westside Road, Healdsburg. Thursday– Monday 11am–4pm. 707.433.2305.

Selby Winery Regularly served at White House state dinners, Selby Chard has been through several administrations. 215 Center St., Healdsburg. Open daily, 11am–5:30pm. 707.431.1288.

Ty Caton VineyardsMuscardini Cellars Ty Caton is both a hands-in-thedirt winegrower, who planted much of the vineyard himself, and savvy entrepreneur. Michael Muscardini is a neighbor who comes from the building trade and focuses on Italian varietals. 8910 Sonoma Hwy. (in the Kenwood Village Plaza), Kenwood. Open daily, 10am– 6pm. 707.833.0526.

Unti Vineyards Very friendly and casual with an emphasis on young Italianstyle wines. Yum. 4202 Dry Creek Road, Healdsburg. By appointment. 707.433.5590.

N A PA CO U N TY August Briggs Winery Tasting room is a white barn lit by skylights and often staffed by the owner’s wife or mother. 333 Silverado Trail, Calistoga. Open Thursday– Sunday, 11:30am–4:30pm. 707.942.5854.

Beaulieu Vineyard History in a glassful of dust– Rutherford dust. Somethingfor-everyone smorgasbord of solid varietal wines, plus library selections of flagship Georges de Latour Cab back to 1970. 1960 St. Helena Hwy.,

Rutherford. Daily, 10am–5pm. Tastings $15–$20; Reserve Room, $35. 707.967.5233.

Charles Krug Winery Founded 1861, and owned by the Peter Mondavi family since only 1943, Krug is among Napa’s most historic wineries. Taste awardwinning Sauvignon Blanc and reserve Cab in unassuming low building across from the original stone winery. Ask about the Johannesburger Riesling. 2800 Main St., St. Helena. Tasting daily, 10:30am to 5pm. Fees vary; complimentary for “Napa neighbors.” 707.967.2229.

Chateau Boswell Winery (WC) This small, boutique winery is open by appointment only, selling most its wine directly via post to club members. 3468 Silverado Trail, Napa. 707.963.5472.

Eagle & Rose Estate (WC) Tours of this small winery are led either by the winery owner or the winemaker himself. 3000 St. Helena Hwy. N., Napa. By appointment. 707.965.9463.

Hess Collection Winery An intellectual outpost of art and wine housed in the century-old Christian Brother’s winery. Cab is the signature varietal. 4411 Redwood Road, Napa. Open daily, 10am–4pm. 707.255.1144.

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.

Francis Ford Coppola Winery


he old snipe on Napa is that it’s the Disneyland of wine, often as a setup for the purportedly more authentic Sonoma wine country. So when a Hollywood director replaced the peaked rooftops of the former Chateau Souverain with glass pyramids, says winemaker and general manager Corey Beck, neighbors were aghast. Lights! Las Vegas!

Although the skylights are shuttered at night, the winery’s fairytale rendition used in promotional materials does nothing to dispel this perception. Beholding this extravaganza, some might call it a “wine wonderland.” I’m told that one person does, and regularly: Francis Ford Coppola. Candidly aiming for fun for the whole family, the parklike grounds include an amphitheater for daily performances, four huge bocce courts, a swimming pool and wine bars—with scotch on the rocks for the old school. So that this all doesn’t get out of hand—and so that every guest has a recliner in the shade—entrance to the pool is regulated. Children of a bookish nature can opt to read from the teepee lending library, while their parents get poolside wine service. (Unbreakable plastic glasses, natch.) Inside, you can look at the heads (recently unarchived memorabilia from Apocalypse Now is on display) or swivel around to a tasting bar. Underneath a mezzanine where Vito Corleone’s desk is on display, more tasting bars. In the restaurant, heaps of roasted asparagus have just come off the Argentinean-style grill. By the time we’re on the terrace, we’re far from the hubbub, with a smashing Alexander Valley view. The only thing missing is the move-’em-out cash register endpoint. Not an oversight. Beck reminds us that Coppola is, after all, possessing of no deficit of creativity, and everything from the view out the windows to the smorgasbord of available wine labels has been worked over in the director’s eye. Everything has a story behind it. Swimming featured prominently in summer days of Coppola’s youth, for instance; free tastes of Rosso and Bianco hark back to the simple basement wines made by Italian uncles in New York. On this summer afternoon, everything is going smoothly, as if extras on the set were performing their roles. A cadre of women on a girl’s day out plunk down at the bar. A senior couple peruse a menu over iced teas, while a film buff intently photographs memorabilia. The very frankness with which this something-foreveryone destination winery was designed defuses any latent critic’s scoffing. And the wine? Yes, check out the Director’s Cut line of Sonoma County varietals. Nothing to snipe at. Francis Coppola Winery, 300 Via Archimedes, Geyserville. Winetasting daily 11am to 6pm; winery and restaurant open till 9pm. 707.857.1400.—James Knight

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Plugging in Homeless When even life on the streets requires constant connectivity, the North Bay’s homeless embrace creative uses of modern technology BY SHELBY POPE Michael Amsler

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MARK AS READ Director Bill Hess helps a client, Shirley, check her email at the COTS Mary Isaaks Center in Petaluma.


very morning Bobby wakes up at 4 or 5am, packs up his belongings and walks a mile to stick his ankle in a wall socket. After arriving at the Redwood Gospel Mission in Santa Rosa, he’ll usually get a good 20-minute charge before the room fills up for mass. But it’s not enough. After breakfast, he and a group of guys in similar situations—homeless people with something electronic to charge, be it an ankle monitor like Bobby or a cell phone—walk a mile to the fish sculpture by the Prince Greenway bike path. Public

sockets are scattered throughout the path, but only the three by the fish are “hot,” or have power. Bobby and the others have to take shifts plugging in. Bobby and his group of friends are just one example of how the Sonoma County homeless population is using technology in ways that either mirror the rest of society—the necessity of a cell phone—or are unique to the homeless, like finding a place to charge an ankle monitor for three hours a day to avoid getting sent back to prison. “I have to admit, when I first saw a homeless person with a cell phone, my first reaction was

‘You can’t afford that!’,” says Jeff Gilman, executive director of the Redwood Gospel Mission. “And yet, in the grand scheme of things, if it’s done properly, if you don’t have a goofy $100 a month plan like some of us do, that is a powerful tool to help someone get off the streets.” The rise of cell phone use among the homeless can be traced to the mobility and increasing affordability of phones. Kmart has a wall of pay-as-you-go phones, where people can plunk down 30 bucks for 160 minutes of talking, and MetroPCS boasts $40-a-month plans. There’s also the disposability factor: if the

phone gets lost, or if there’s not enough money to pay the bill, users can simply buy a new one next month. “Six years ago, it’d be rare that half the people had a cell phone. Now it’s rare that our homeless population doesn’t have a cell phone,” says Bill Hess, director of operations at the Mary Isaak Center in Petaluma. Hess estimates that 80 percent of the homeless people he sees own cell phones and believes that when smartphones become cheaper, they’ll become more popular among the homeless for the advantage of having two devices—a computer and a phone—in one. That’s because computers, too, are becoming increasingly crucial tools of survival for those without a permanent roof over their head. Both the Redwood Gospel Mission and the Mary Isaak Center offer classes for their residents in basic computer skills—Word, Excel and database management are the basics. “We help people understand where things go when you say ‘Save,’” says Gilman. Then, of course, there are public libraries. “We are a haven for many people,” says Debbie Hand, branch manger of Santa Rosa’s Central Library. “There are definitely people who are homeless using our equipment because there’s no charge and you just have to have ID.” Everyone with a library card has access to a computer for an hour per day, which can be used for tasks from searching for jobs or housing on Craigslist to working on résumés. “It is used by a lot of people who are forced into using computers to look for jobs,” says Hand.


n certain situations, homeless people are using technology to conduct successful businesses remotely—without an office or even a permanent place to sleep. Residents at the Mary Isaak Center have run internet stores, operated PC support websites and completed contract computer programming from their laptops while living at the shelters. Masaba Hood, who taught martial arts for over 20 years at San Francisco State and SRJC, and has been homeless for the last four months, uses his cell phone to keep in touch with the clients who are his only source of income. “You gotta have a phone,” Hood says. “If you don’t have nothing, you at least have that phone, that communication.” A military veteran named Casey, homeless after being released from the hospital and recovering from injuries sustained when a suicide bomber


ut for people like Bobby, using technology isn’t a choice. He builds his days around finding a place to charge

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hit him, uses his phone to talk to his daughters and his friends still in Iraq. Casey’s phone has internet, and he uses it to check Facebook. “I think it’s real important to stay connected,” he says. “If you don’t have contact with your loved ones and a support system, then you’re out here all on your own.” Even a phone that’s run out of money also has its uses. Many use it as a clock to help them know when each shelter is serving meals, or as a practical necessity in the oftendangerous world of living on the street—even with no money left, a cell phone can still call 911. “I want it to call 911 to tell them to pick up my dead, crippled, ugly, stupid, gumless body,” says Edward Herron, a Santa Rosa native who’s lived on the streets for the last two years. Herron has been assaulted while living on the street, and eight years ago he had a stroke that enhanced his senses (“I can hear a mouse peeing on cotton”) but left him with limited mobility from the waist down. His most recent phone is his third; he lost the last one, and still doesn’t know the number on the new one. Herron carries with him a Discman—he’s partial to Bonnie Raitt and Tracy Chapman—that’s powered by batteries that he buys in bulk from Big Lots. Homeless encampments are often littered with used batteries, and many shelters work with conservation groups to keep the heavy metals from leeching into the water supply. Homeless people in shelters are more likely to have cell phones and laptops than those who sleep on the street, like Ron Young. “They’re nice to have, but with limited resources, they may not be at the top of your priority list,” Young, a 20-year veteran of the streets, says of cell phones. Young was given a phone by another homeless person and used it until it ran out of money, but he doesn’t need it for socializing. As he points out, if he just walks around long enough he’ll find whom he wants to see.

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Furthermore, applying for unemployment can no longer be done in person but has to done through fax, phone or online, says Hand. She’s helped many people whose first interactions with a computer were learning to apply for unemployment. Hess, too, points to the necessity of computers and cell phones for job hunting. Though many homeless shelters offer voice mailboxes for their residents, the outgoing message can dissuade employers once they realize a potential employee lives in a shelter. A cell phone number gives a homeless person autonomy and a leg up. But even still, it may not be enough. A certain union in Sonoma County has recently instated a policy to call only members with landlines for work. Stymied, a Mary Isaak resident who only had a cell phone went to Hess for help. Hess set the resident up with a Google Voice number similar to the landline at the shelter and linked it to his cell phone number. The union called the Google Voice number, and the resident got a long-term job in Healdsburg and has since moved out of the shelter.

CALL WAITING Dave, a staff member at Redwood Gospel Mission, holds one of

many cell phones used by a transient clientele.

his ankle monitor, the result of a 32-year-old rape conviction and a string of violence and drug charges. He can charge up at shelters and churches, where he competes with others for a spot in the wall or a hot public outlet, for an hour and a half in the morning and evening. His sister recently bought him a power pack from Radio Shack that stores four hours of charge so he can run a wire down his leg, stash the pack in his pocket and charge while walking, riding a bike or working. Other guys with monitors—Bobby estimates he knows about 12 guys in similar situations—have taken to carrying around power strips to add more outlets to charge. As much as his bulky ProTech monitor is a physical annoyance, the consequences of not charging it are worse. If he fails to charge, it buzzes three times, and he has

45 minutes to charge it before his parole officer receives notice of the violation. The other day, Bobby was en route to buy sandwiches when he felt the buzz. Within 15 seconds, he had his power pack whipped out and plugged into his ankle. “It’s instant panic, because you’re talking about your freedom,” he says soberly. “Nobody wants to go back.” Bobby’s had his ankle monitor since February, and he’s got 32 more months to go. “For three hours out of your day, you’re married to a wall socket. And it really curtails what you can do,” he says. “It kind of sucks to be me, [but] I earned a lot of this for my past behaviors. I just keep thinking about what St. Paul was talking about, about being content in any situation that God had him in.”

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eyond the trivia that â&#x20AC;&#x153;Shakespeareâ&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;summerâ&#x20AC;? both begin with the 19th letter of the alphabet, there is no logical reason why such a serious surge of Shakespearean shows surface during the season of sizzle and swelter. As our local Shakespeare festivals prepare to dazzle us with Elizabethan

splendorâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;beginning this weekend with Sebastopol Shakespeareâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s new outdoor staging of The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)â&#x20AC;&#x201D;other notable Bard-believing institutions are already under way. Two weeks ago, the Tony-awardwinning Oregon Shakespeare Festivalâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;just a quick ďŹ veand-a-half-hour drive up I-5â&#x20AC;&#x201D;opened its beautiful

outdoor Elizabethan Theatre, adding three new shows to the six already running in its two indoor theaters. Oops. Make that one indoor theater. A few days ago, after a large crack was discovered along a major support beam inside the busy Angus T. Bowmer Theatre, the four shows running there in repertoryâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;including a sensational production of Shakespeareâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hardto-do Measure for Measureâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;were

temporarily halted. With repairs expected to take two months or so, an enormous tent is being constructed in nearby Lithia Park where the shows (Measure for Measure, The Imaginary Invalid, To Kill a Mockingbird and August: Osage County) will be staged, in somewhat less ornate fashion, until the fractured theater reopens. Meanwhile, there are still those three new shows to be discussed and analyzed. As usual, with OSF now in its 76th year, there is much public conversation in Ashland about the artistic direction the festival takes with its shows. Never has there been a town more interested in the way Shakespeare, or any other classic for that matter, is presented to the public. There are few restaurants or bars in town where one is unlikely to overhear people animatedly using words like â&#x20AC;&#x153;iambic pentameter,â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;historical accuracyâ&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;authorial intention.â&#x20AC;? Of course, this year, the phrase â&#x20AC;&#x153;daddy issuesâ&#x20AC;? has also become a common refrain. Either coincidentally or by design, all three of the new summer-run shows examine transitional moments at which young menâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;a pair of princes and a princely pirateâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;grow up and leave their boyhood behind as they take tentative steps toward adulthood. This is the overt theme of Henry IV, Part Two, the smartly structured history in which Henry V, whom Shakespeare later gave his own play, continues his evolution from hard-partying playboy to no-nonsense king of England. Directed by Lisa Peterson as a modern-dress seriocomedy and staged on a spare set of gleaming metal scaffolding, this entertaining production takes its share of chances. Riffing on Shakespeareâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s odd inclusion of a narrator named â&#x20AC;&#x153;Rumor,â&#x20AC;? along with the playwrightâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s colorful

As is Love’s Labour’s Lost. Directed by Shana Cooper, Labour’s has always been regarded as one of Shakespeare’s least successful comedies. It also holds the distinction of being his only romance that does not end with a wedding.

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suggestion that Rumor appear in a costume painted with tongues, Peterson uses that idea for all its worth. The director invents ways for Rumor to reappear again and again—in the courts where Prince Henry’s father desperately holds on to power as rebels amass to take the crown, and in the taverns and brothels where the prince has served a strange apprentice under the scruffy, alcoholic knight Sir John Falstaff. Falstaff himself can barely wait for his young protégé to take the throne, assuming it will mean riches and easy life for himself and his motley band of outlaws. Peterson’s clear staging powers through a talkative first act (some unfortunate souls ended up leaving at intermission, not suspecting how good the play was about to get), and hits emotional pay dirt in the second portion of the show. As written by Shakespeare, it’s a series of escalating scenes which build with emotional power as young Henry makes a trio of heartbreaking decisions, ultimately choosing sober maturity over reckless youth— facing up to his kingly duties even as he turns his back on his friends. In The Pirates of Penzance, the beloved Gilbert and Sullivan musical (a first on the Elizabethan stage), a similar struggle takes place. Directed with plenty of inventive spectacle by artistic director Bill Rauch, the supremely silly story follows young Frederic, an apprentice for years to a band of orphan-sympathizing pirates. He has reached the age of 21, when his indentures to the pirates are contracted to end. A decent fellow, Frederic marks his birthday by announcing his determination to leave the pirates once and for all, and to devote himself to the task of ridding the world of piracy. Rauch keeps the story relevant and the audience off-balance by including a number of musical “grace notes,” with snippets of recognizable swing, gospel, rock and disco tunes dropped into the score to emphasize the underlying theme in various scenes. It’s big, bright, flawlessly executed, and, though essentially pointless, it’s thoroughly delightful.

This year, the phrase ‘daddy issues’ has become a common refrain. The story involves Ferdinand, the king of Navarre, who’s decided to turn his court into a “boys only” palace, forswearing alcohol, women, fancy food (and blowup sex dolls!) in order to devote himself to study for the next three years. No sooner have Ferdinand and his friends fenced themselves inside the castle than up pops the princess of France and her gorgeous gal pals, offended to find themselves forced to stay in tents out on the lawn. Right on cue, each man of the court falls in love with one of the ladies, and instead of rescinding the royal order against such dalliances, they launch a plan to court the women by disguising themselves as visiting Russians. It’s silly stuff—too silly for most people. But what makes this production work is Cooper’s emphasis on the young men as young men. Still inclined to food fights (another first on the Elizabethan stage, I think) and untrusting of anyone over 30, these fickle fellows are clearly in for it. In this lovely and lyrical staging, the lessons they learn as they fall in love—and face a few hard facts—become unexpectedly poignant and genuinely moving, no small feat for this oftoverlooked trifle. A full Oregon Shakespeare Festival lineup is at

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IN THE SADDLE Buck Brannaman’s story goes beyond the horse arena.

Whispering Calms ‘Buck’ a documentary of equine empathy BY RICHARD VON BUSACK


ll really good teachers are, in part, performers. If they’re great teachers, their mask never slips. That’s because what a truly great teacher has to teach isn’t an ordinary curriculum, but a way of life. Buck Brannaman, subject of the excellent documentary Buck, spends most of his year driving through the West, holding clinics on the gentling of out-of-control horses. An inspiration for The Horse Whisperer, Brannaman had been a rodeo performer from early childhood. Despite his successes, Buck’s stage-managing father beat the boy and his brother so viciously that the county had to intervene. Apparently Brannaman conquered the rage and fear this experience induced. Buck is most startling in the way we see the magic happen. Moody or misbehaving horses aren’t broken; they’re tamed in front of us. Brannaman speaks of avoiding “rudeness” to them. Finally, the instructor’s methods and courage are tested by a real hell-horse: a huge, brain-damaged stallion from a ranch outside of Chico. It’s a testament to Brannaman’s ability that he never suggests what some of the audience must be thinking: that the horse needs to be calmed down with a Winchester. Instead, Buck’s encounter with the maddened creature stimulates his most philosophical words about the relations of horses and humans. Is Buck’s story too good to be true? Even Robert Redford admits he thought that was the case when meeting Buck, who was dressed in a 10-gallon hat, fringed chaps and spotless Western threads during a pre-production meeting for The Horse Whisperer. And yet the documentary respects the limits of its subject. Director Cindy Meehl polishes Brannaman, but never goes against his grain. Buck is quite a show about quite a teacher, and quite a showman. Even the cynical will have to concede that this phenomenally calm and graceful figure is out to help animals and people alike. ‘Buck’ opens this Friday, July 1, at Summerfield Cinemas in Santa Rosa.

Film capsules by Nicholas Berandt and Richard von Busack.

NEW MOVIES Buck (PG; 88 min.) Documentary about real-life horse whisperer Buck Brannaman who was the inspiration for the acclaimed film. See review, adjacent page.

Larry Crowne (PG-13; 99 min.) After losing his job as a big-box retail manager, Larry Crowne (Tom Hanks) heads back to junior college, where he falls for his public-speaking instructor (Julia Roberts). Directed by Hanks, who also co-wrote with Nia Vardalos (My Big Fat Greek Wedding). (NB)

Monte Carlo (PG; 109 min.) Ensemble romcom follows three friends vacationing in Paris who are mistaken for socialites and whisked off to Monte Carlo, at which point the film becomes an adventure caper—a sort of romdramcom. (NB)

Transformers: Dark of the Moon (PG-13; 155 min.) Michael Bay is back directing the third and very long installment of the Transformers franchise. Stars Shia LeBeouf. (NB)

ALSO PLAYING The Art of Getting By (PG13; 84 min.) Romcom about what happens when a high school senior who’s never done a minute of homework meets the like-minded girl of his dreams. (NB) Bad Teacher (R; 92 min.) Judd Apatow buddy Jake Kasdan (Walk Hard) directs this comedy starring Cameron Diaz as a gold-digger putting in time at her day job as a middle school teacher. After her rich boyfriend dumps her, she sets her sights on an eligible co-worker, himself pursued by the school’s model teacher. (NB)

Beginners (R; 104 min.) Comedydrama about a father (Christopher Plummer) who, at 75, comes out to his son after learning he has a terminal illness. Directed by Mike Mills (Thumbsucker) and co-starring Ewan McGregor and Mélanie Laurent. (NB) Bridesmaids (R; 125 min.)

Hangover for the girls. Hilarious Kristen Wiig co-stars with Maya Rudolph in raunchy-ish chic flick about a Vegas bridal party that goes too far. Directed by Paul Feig of Freaks and Geeks fame and produced by Judd Apatow. (NB)

Cars 2 (G; 113 min.) This sequel to the 2006 Pixar hit is a Bond parody, but the stale kind, with a bumpkin, Tow Mater (Larry the Cable Guy), mistaken for an agent. Not that Cars 2 is really bad; it’s just cute and relentless, and paced to tickle five-year-olds. Also , there’s a new emphasis on bathroom humor. Pixar usually had too much class to go there. (RvB) Green Lantern (PG-13; 114 min.) Ryan Reynolds (Definitely Maybe) is Hal Jordan, the first human to join the intergalactic league of protectors known as the Green Lantern Corps. But, naturally, with intergalactic powers come intergalactic bad guys. With Blake Lively, Peter Sarsgaard and Tim Robbins. (NB)

The Hangover Part II (R; 102 min.) Maybe the saddest words in the movie, as the ensemble stir from an evening of blackout debauchery in Bangkok: “I think it happened again.” The script takes far too much time to explain why Phil (Bradley Cooper), Stu (Ed Helms) and Alan (Zach Galifianakis) got back together in the first place, and it’s hard to get into the spirit of things until Ken Jeong’s profane Mr. Chow turns up. Runner-up for humor after Jeong is a spider monkey who does a lot of things that the SPCA wouldn’t like. (RvB) Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer (PG; 91 min.)

Hoffman, Angelina Jolie, Seth Rogen and Jackie Chan. (NB)

Midnight in Paris (PG-13; 100 min.) Woody Allen’s newest stars Owen Wilson as Gil, a disenchanted screenwriter who wants to be a novelist. On a trip to Paris with family, he starts receiving midnight visitations from F. Scott Fitzgerald (Tom Hiddleston) and Zelda (Alison Pill). As the forays continue, Gil meets the artistic and literary lights of the 1920s, magically reincarnated, but the not very pungent point is stretched into a culture-vulture’s version of Play It Again, Sam. Midnight in Paris is a harmless, gentle nothing, but it’s also a moldy vision of the city during its era of artistic adventurousness. (RvB)

Mr. Popper’s Penguins (PG; 95 min.) The classic 1938 children’s books comes to the screen in an adaptation starring Jim Carrey as divorced businessman Tom Popper, who finds his house (and life) overrun with a bevy of inherited penguins. (NB) Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (PG-13; 137 min.) Number four in the franchise follows Johnny Depp’s Jack Sparrow on a quest for the Fountain of Youth. New perils on this journey include mermaids, zombies and the dread pirate Blackbeard. Also in 3-D. (NB)

Super 8 (PG-13; 112 min.) Something creepy may have escaped a train wreck witnessed by teens making a Super 8 movie in this film written and directed by the very busy J. J. Abrams. Produced by Steven Spielberg. (NB)

Third-grader Judy’s boring summer turns adventurous when kooky Aunt Opal comes for a visit. Based on the popular children’s books by Sebastopol author Megan McDonald. (NB)

The Tree of Life (PG-13; 138 min.) Sean Penn and Brad Pitt co-star in Terrence Malick’s ambitious new film that follows the eldest son of a Texas family as he wrestles questions of life and existence. At the Rafael and Summerfield Cinemas. (NB)

Kung Fu Panda 2 (PG; 95

X-Men: First Class (PG-13;

min.) Jack Black is back voicing Po, panda warrior, who must protect the Valley of Peace—and the art of kung fu itself—from a new danger. Also features the voices of Dustin

140 min.) A trip down memory lane shows us the early work of noble mutants Professor X and Magneto as they fight to stop a nuclear holocaust. (NB)







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Music Concerts

Vineyards, 101 Adobe Canyon Rd, Kenwood. 707.833.0053.


One of Jamaica’s greatest Rocksteady groups. Jul 1 at 8:30. $21. Mystic Theatre, 23 Petaluma Blvd N, Petaluma. 707.765.2121.

All-American Music Festival Midnight Sun, Tudo Bem, the Hellhounds and Sean Carscadden Trio rock the house. Jul 4, 11:30 to 9. Free. Murphy’s Irish Pub, 464 First St, Sonoma. 707.935.0660.

Meredith Axelrod Jazz and blues vocalist and guitarist also dabbles in juggery and kazooism. Jul 2 at 8. $10. Occidental Center for the Arts Amphitheater, 4008 Bohemian Hwy, Occidental. 707.874.9392.

Dumpstaphunk New Orleans funk with Ivan Neville and friends. Jun 29 at 8. $21. Mystic Theatre, 23 Petaluma Blvd N, Petaluma. 707.765.2121.

First Friday Concerts All-ages shows first Fri monthly at 7:30. Jul 1, country classics. $5-$10. Sebastopol Community Cultural Center Youth Annex, 425 Morris St, Sebastopol. 707.823.1511.

Friday Night Live Live music and dancing Fri at 7. Jul 1, California Honeydrops (roots). Free. Cloverdale Plaza, Cloverdale Boulevard between First and Second streets, Cloverdale. 707.894.4410.

Friday Night Music Live music weekly, Fri at 5. Jul 1, BrotherCat (blues). $5. MichelSchlumberger Winery. 4155 Wine Creek Rd, Healdsburg. 800.447.3060.

Reverend Horton Heat Rockabilly luminary joined by openers Swingin’ Utters in 21+ show. Jul 6 at 8. $20. Phoenix Theater, 201 Washington St, Petaluma. 707.762.3565.

Japan Relief Concert to aid earthquakeand tsunami-ravaged villages features live music, entertainment and dance. Jul 2 at 7. $5-$10. Spreckels Performing Arts Center, 5409 Snyder Lane, Rohnert Park. 707.585.6791.

Landmark Concert Series Free live music Sat, 1 to 4. Jun 25, Eric Symons. Landmark

The Melodians

Summer Nights on the Green Live concerts every Thurs at 6, through Aug 25. Jun 30, Tommy Castro (blues). Free. Windsor Town Green, Bell Road and McClelland Drive, Windsor.

Tuesdays in the Plaza Free summer concerts every Tues, 6 to 8. Jul 5, Vinyl with Ernest Ranglin (jam). Downtown Plaza, Healdsburg Avenue and Matheson Street, Healdsburg. 707.431.3301.

Village Concerts Series features food, local wines, ales and live music every Sat, noon to 3. Jul 2, Petty Theft. Free. Montgomery Village Shopping Center, Village Court, Santa Rosa. 707.545.3844.

MARIN COUNTY BBQ on the Lawn With sunshine comes grilled meat, cool bear and good-time music. Jul 3, Peter Rowan’s Bluegrass Birthday Bash, $20. Jul 4, Zydeco Flames, $5-$15. Rancho Nicasio, Town Square, Nicasio. 415.662.2219.

Marin County Fair Headline acts free with admission. Jun 30, Three Dog Night. Jul 1, Toots and Maytals. Jul 2, 7 Walkers. Jul 3, Pointer SIsters. Jul 4, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, the Temptations. 10 Avenue of the Flags, San Rafael.

NAPA COUNTY Mondavi Music Festival Summer concert series presents fabulous acts throughout July. Jul 2, Gavin DeGraw. $60-$90. Robert Mondavi Winery, 7801 St Helena Hwy, Oakville. 1.866.777.8932.

Clubs SONOMA COUNTY Affronti Jul 3, Christian Foley Jazz Duo.

235 Healdsburg Ave, Ste 105, Healdsburg. 707.433.2788.

Aqus Cafe Jun 29, Josh Fossgreen (solo bass). Last Thurs monthly, live improv with Slip-Goose Monkey (see Comedy). Jul 2 at 10:30am, Bobby Jo Valentine. 189 H St, Petaluma. 707.778.6060.

Arlene Francis Theater Jun 30, the Americas, Man Your Horse, You Are Plural, Killa Ghost Bastard. 99 Sixth St, Santa Rosa. 707.528.3009.

Aubergine Jun 30, Cash Pony. Jul 2, Hometown Heroes. Jul 3, Fresh with DJ Lori Z and friends. 755 Petaluma Ave, Sebastopol. 707.829.2722.

Bluewater Bistro Jun 30, Brulee (jazz). Links at Bodega Harbour Golf Course, 21301 Heron Dr, Bodega Bay. 707.875.3519.

Christy’s on the Square Wed, live art and DJs. Jul 1, Michele Munro, Bossa Cats. 96 Old Courthouse Square, Santa Rosa.

Chrome Lotus Jun 30, Casa Rasta with DJ Jacques and DJ Guacamole. First Fri monthly, Funkadelic Fri with DJ Lazyboy and DJ Sykwidit. 501 Mendocino Ave, Santa Rosa. www.

Druids Hall Jul 1, Carl & Paul Green. 1011 College Ave, Santa Rosa.

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

Forestville Club Jul 2, Thunderbleed (heavy metal). 6250 Front St, Forestville. 707.887.2594.

French Garden Restaurant Jun 30, Un Deux Trois. Jul 1-2, Gypsy Cafe (rock). 8050 Bodega Ave, Sebastopol. 707.824.2030.

Gaia’s Garden Every Wed, Jim Adams (jazz guitar). Every Tues, blues with Sonny Lowe and friends. 1899 Mendocino Ave, Santa Rosa. 707.544.2491.

Hopmonk Tavern Jun 30, Juke Joint with Boogieburg Soundsystem, DJ Rundown, Wiggle Snacks. Jul 1, the Congress (Americana).


Little Switzerland

Main Street Station Jul 1, Out of the Blue (swing). Jul 2, Pat Wilder. Sun, Kit Mariah’s open mic. Jul 3, Cazadero Jazz Project. Jul 5, Out of the Blue (swing). 16280 Main St, Guerneville. 707.869.0501.

Mc T’s Bullpen Jul 2, Dirty Dub Band. 16246 First St, Guerneville. 707.869.3377.

Murphy’s Irish Pub

Small Harvest Gillian Welch’s new album In the 1970s, the term “cosmic American music” was often applied to Grateful Dead– inspired country acts who evoked a certain eerie wonder. With her incredible third album Time (The Revelator) and rich followup Soul Journey, Gillian Welch and partner David Rawlings singlehandedly revived the term, with spooky harmonies, angular solos and breathtaking songwriting. But in Welch’s long-awaited new album The Harrow and the Harvest, her first in eight years, the cosmos has left the building. The straight-ahead melodies and traditional Appalachian folk structures prevalent on her first two records are here on every track, leaving Harrow sounding more like a Doc Watson record from 1966 and less like the record her fans may have been expecting after the close of Soul Journey’s magnificent, full-band anthem “Wrecking Ball.” A lone exception here is the ominous “Dark Turn of Mind,” with minor-major changes as strange as the cover art by famed death metal illustrator John Dyer-Baizley and lyrics befitting of the outer planes. —Gabe Meline

Jun 30, Tony Gibson. Jul 1, Sonoma Mountain Band. Jul 2, Andrew Freeman. Jul 3 at 3:30, Celtic jam; at 6:30, Keeley Valentino. Jul 4, All-American Music Festival (see Concerts). Jul 5, Sue Albano & the Magnetics. 464 First St, Sonoma. 707.935.0660.

Mystic Theatre Jun 29, Dumpstaphunk (see Concerts). Jul 1, the Melodians (see Concerts). 23 Petaluma Blvd N, Petaluma. 707.765.2121.

North Light Books & Cafe Jun 30, Last Cheetas. 550 E Cotati Ave, Cotati. 707.792.4300.

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

Phoenix Theater Jul 6, Reverend Horton Heat, Swingin’ Utters (see Concerts). 201 Washington St, Petaluma. 707.762.3565.

Plaza Bistro Jul 1, Leo Vigil Trio. Jul 2, John Kalleen Group. 420 First St E, Sonoma. 707.996.4466.

Rio Nido Roadhouse Jul 2, Gator Beat. 14540 Canyon 2 Rd, Rio Nido. 707.869.0821.

River Rock Casino Jul 2, El Siraaj 2 (world beat). Jul 3, fireworks afterparty with Chango B. Mon, Monday Night Edutainment. Tues, open mic. 230 Petaluma Ave, Sebastopol. 707.829.7300.

Jul 6, the HillWilliams with Pammie Lowe. 1280 N McDowell Blvd, Petaluma. 707.778.8776.

Last Day Saloon

Jun 29, BrainStorm with ChrisB. 6957 Sebastopol Ave, Sebastopol. 707.829.2062.

Jul 1, ADD/C (AC/DC tribute), Cowboys from Hell (Pantera tribute). Jul 2, Tainted Love (‘80s dance hits). 120 Fifth St, Santa Rosa. 707.545.2343.

Lagunitas Tap Room

Legends Restaurant

Jun 29, Joe and Vicki Price. Jun 30, David Grier. Jul 1, Critical Measures Trio. Jul 2, the Incubators. Jul 3, Tim Weed.

Jun 30, Carl and Paul Green. Bennett Valley Golf Club, 3328 Yulupa Ave, Santa Rosa. 707.573.6014.

Jasper O’Farrell’s

Jun 29, KA Your DJ. 3250 Hwy 128, Geyserville. 707.857.2777.

The Rocks Fri, Lust with Geronimo, Rob Cervantes and guest DJs (sexy Top 40). Sat, Deja Vu with Geronimo (old-school beats). 146 Kentucky St, Petaluma. 707.782.0592.

Russian River Brewing Co Jul 2, Glimpse Trio. Jul 3, Water Tower Bucket Boys. 725 Fourth St, Santa Rosa. 707.545.BEER. )


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Jun 30, Tri Tip Trio. Jul 3, Gruber Family Band. 19080 Riverside Dr, Sonoma. 707.938.9910.

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6/29 7:30 PM | $5 AGES 21+ / $8 FOR UNDER 21 (INCLUDES A SODA OR FRIES) A North Bay Hootenanny Production

The Dirt Floor Band + Roadside Traditions 6/30

9 PM | R&B, DISCO, 80'S TOP 40

DJ Dance NIGHTs with DJ Matt McKillop & other rotating DJs A place to dance, hang out, eat & drink with hot Djs playing your favorite dance hits


9:30 PM | $10 | ROCK COVERS

ADD/C (AC/DC Tribute Band)

+ Cowboys From Hell (Pantera Tribute Band)


9 PM | $20 | 80'S DANCE HITS

Tainted Love 7/9

9:30 PM | $10/13 | ROCK

Cream of Clapton (salute to Eric Clapton featuring Kevin Russell & members from Sammy Hagar's Waboritas)

+ A Piece of My Heart 7/21

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Faster Pussycat + bAD bOY eDDIE + rOAD cREW 7/30

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HAPPY HOUR 4 - 7 PM $1.50 pbr, $2 domestic beer, $3 import/draft beer, well drinks, wine, & appetizers all shows are 21+ unless noted for reservations: 707.545.5876

707.545.2343 120 5th st. @ davis st. santa rosa, ca

Music ( 29 Spancky’s Wed, DJs Tiana and Char. Thurs at 9, DJ Dray Lopez. Jul 1, Skylark. Jul 2, Black Zeppelin. Sun at 8, karaoke. 8201 Old Redwood Hwy, Cotati. 707.664.0169.

Stout Brothers Jun 29, Cassidy Crowley. 527 Fourth St, Santa Rosa. 707.636.0240.

Tradewinds Thurs, DJ Dave. Jun 30, Tritanic. Mon, Donny Maderos’ Pro Jam. 8210 Old Redwood Hwy, Cotati. 707.795.7878.

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


Peri’s Silver Dollar Jun 29, WTJ2. Jun 30, the Real Nasty. Every Mon, acoustic open mic. 29 Broadway, Fairfax. 415.459.9910.

Presidio Yacht Club Jun 30, Johnny B & the Speed Shifters. Jul 1, Fri night jam. Jul 2, Lone Star Retrobates. Fort Baker, Sausalito. 415.332.2319.

Rancho Nicasio

Jul 1, Three Guys Named Mo. 11180 State Route 1, Pt Reyes Station. 415.663.1515.

NAPA COUNTY Ana’s Cantina Fri-Sat, live music. 1205 Main St, St Helena. 707.963.4921.

Brannan’s Grill

Sausalito Seahorse

Downtown Joe’s

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

Jun 30, Brian Cline. 902 Main St, Napa. 707.258.2337.

Servino Ristorante

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

Jun 30, Lady D (vocal jazz). Jul 1, Hip Bones, Nick Rossi (jazz). Jul 2, Edgar Mucho Axe. 9 Main St, Tiburon. 415.435.2676.

Sleeping Lady

Wed, standup comedy (see Comedy). Jun 30, Orquesta Borinquen (salsa). Jul 1, Knight Drive, Fantasia, Tres Hombres. Jul 2, Tim Hockenberry. 842 Fourth St, San Rafael. 415.226.0262.

Jun 30, Danny Click’s Texas blues night. 23 Broadway, Fairfax. 415.485.1182.

Jun 29, Jugtown Pirates. Jul 6, Kinky Buddah. 765 Center Blvd, Fairfax. 415.485.1005.

Station House Cafe

Jul 1, Jeffrey Halford & the Healers (blues). Jul 3-4, BBQ on the Lawn (see Concerts). Town Square, Nicasio. 415.662.2219.

George’s Nightclub

Iron Springs Pub & Brewery

224 Vintage Way, Novato. 415.899.9600.

Southern Pacific Smokehouse Jun 29, Philip Claypool & the Smokehouse Band. Jun 30, Daria. Jul 1, Buck Nickels, Loose Change. Jul 2, Michael Lee Firkins (Southern rock). Jul 6, Philip Claypool and friends.

Fri-Sun, Herb Gibson (jazz). 1347 Lincoln Ave, Calistoga. 707.942.2233.

Rainbow Room

Silo’s Wed at 7, jam session. Jul 1, the Real Jazz Quartet. Jul 2, Tennessee River. Jul 4, Briefcase Full Of Blues. 530 Main St, Napa. 707.251.5833.

Uva Trattoria Wed, Philip Smith & the Gentlemen of Jazz. Jun 30, Collaboration (jazz groove). Sun, James and Ted (jazz). Tues, James Todd and Ted Timper (jazz duo). 1040 Clinton St, Napa. 707.255.6646.

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

19 Broadway Club Jun 29, Buddy Owen, Phil Hargrave & the Continentals. Jun 30, Hearts on Fire Band. Jul 1, Tommy Castro Band. Jul 2, Jason Glavis “Burn It Down” reggae party. Jul 3 at 2, Cathey Cotten & Elliott’s Evil Plan; at 6, Goodtime Band; at 9, Phil Hardgrave & the Continentals. 19 Broadway, Fairfax. 415.459.1091.

No Name Bar Fri at 9, Michael Aragon Quartet. Sun at 3, Mal Sharpe’s Dixieland. Mon at 8:30, Kimrea. Tues at 8:30, open mic with Damir. 757 Bridgeway, Sausalito. 415.332.1392.

Old Western Saloon Jul 1, Agency El 84. Jul 2, Beso Negro. Main Street, Pt Reyes Station. 415.663.1661.

Panama Hotel Restaurant Jun 30, LIP-Sticks. Tues at 7, Swing Fever. 4 Bayview St, San Rafael. 415.457.3993.

San Francisco’s City Guide

Blonde Redhead Angular, atmospheric New York trio plays in support of new album “Penny Sparkle.” Jun 30 at the Independent.

Rihanna Cee-Lo drops out of the tour; wild mix-ups at BET Awards; it’s been a crazy week for Rihanna. Jun 30 at Oracle Arena.

Pink Martini Cosmopolitan loungesters appear with San Francisco Symphony. Jun 30-Jul 1 at Davies Symphony Hall.

Sonny & the Sunsets Globetrotting San Francisco tunesmiths play with Calvin Johnson. Jul 1 at Gream American Music Hall.

Grandmaster Flash Hip-hop turntable legend from the Bronx appears in jazz club lounge. Jul 2 at Yoshi’s SF.

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Ragin’ Ranglin Vinyl meet guitar great Ernest Ranglin BY BLAKE MONTGOMERY


t first, the partnership between Marin jam band Vinyl and Jamaican guitarist Ernest Ranglin might produce the response, “Huh? What’s a 79-year-old reggae legend doing with a Marin funk band?” The two do, however, have much in common. Ranglin, born in 1932, is best known as the “father of ska,” who experimented with blending jazz and reggae in his most famous album Below the Bassline. He’s toured with the likes of Lee “Scratch” Perry, Jimmy Cliff and Prince Buster, making him a ubiquitous name in the music world. Vinyl and Ranglin are teaming up to play this week’s Tuesdays in the Plaza concert series in Healdsburg. “He’s one of our

Ernest Ranglin sits in with Vinyl on Tuesday, July 5, at the Healdsburg Plaza. Plaza St. and Healdsburg Ave., Healdsburg. 6pm. Free. 707.431.3300.

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favorite artists to listen to in the van on tour,” says Jonathan Korty, Vinyl’s keyboardist. “It’s the perfect time to meet one of our idols.” Tony Mindel, the band’s producer, agrees. “Vinyl just falls into what Ernest is so well known for: taking a lot of different styles and putting them together,” he says. “Vinyl is the same way.” Chalk the one-night-only collaboration up to Mindel, who tapped Korty for a band to back Ranglin at the upcoming High Sierra Music Festival. The festival originally scheduled Ranglin to perform as an artist-at-large, roaming the festival to supplement other groups with his guitar talents. Instead, Mindel assembled an all-star band of musicians from five countries. “He played with a world band of mine last summer, and they really hit it off,” Mindel says. “So when I heard that he was coming again, a light bulb just went off in my head.” From High Sierra, Ranglin’s newfound band—including Korty—will jump to In the Pocket Studios in Forestville to record an album. Ranglin and Korty will then meet up with Vinyl in Healdsburg for the concert. All in all, it’s a marathon of music. “He’s coming all the way from Jamaica, so he needs a band, a confident one,” Mindel says. “One that’s worthy of his stature.” Vinyl were recently voted one of the top 25 bands in America in a nationwide poll on Jamband. com. They’ve toured for over 14 years now, and the Healdsburg plaza concert series has been one of their favorites. “We played at Healdsburg last year, and it was a sweet gig. The crowd was huge and really excited,” Korty says. Korty’s hoping that the initial spark between Vinyl and Ranglin will grow into a mutually beneficial partnership. “We played with Bernie Worrell from Parliament Funkadelic, and that turned into a lifelong, mutually beneficial partnership,” Korty says. “I think this show with Ernest is the start of something beautiful.”

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From noon to 3pm. BackStreet Gallery, “A Common Thread,” quilted, sewn and woven works by five artists. Uribe Studios, 461 Sebastopol Ave, Santa Rosa. 707.537.9507. From 1 to 4pm. Local Color Gallery, “A Visual Feast,” landscape oil paintings by Jody Shipp. 1580 Eastshore Rd, Bodega Bay. 707.875.2744. From 5 to 8pm. Finely Lara’s Gallery of Fine Things, “Flowing World Landscape Paintings,” work by Clay Vajgrt. 239 B Center St, Healdsburg.

Jul 3 From 3 to 5pm. Gallery Route One, “Outside the Lines,” annual members show. 11101 Hwy 1, Pt Reyes Station. 415.663.1347.

Jul 5 From 6 to 8pm. O’Hanlon Center for the Arts, “Puttin’ on the Glitz,” mixed-media group show. Reception, Jul 5, 6 to 8. TuesSat, 10 to 2; also by appointment. 616 Throckmorton Ave, Mill Valley. 415.388.4331.

SONOMA COUNTY Art Honors Life Through Oct, “Funeria’s Fifth Biennial International Ashes to Art Exhibition,” a collection of 100 funerary vessels by various artists. 2860 Bowen St #1, Graton. 707.829.1966.

Arts Guild of Sonoma Ending Jul 5, “June Invitational,” work by various guest artists. Wed-Thurs and Sun-Mon, 11 to 5; Fri-Sat, 11 to 8. 140 E Napa St, Sonoma. 707.996.3115.

BackStreet Gallery Through Aug 4, “A Common Thread,” quilted, sewn and woven works by five artists. Reception, Jul 2, noon to 3. Sat, 11 to 5, and by appointment. Uribe Studios, 461 Sebastopol Ave, Santa Rosa. 707.537.9507.

Bodega Landmark Studio Through Jul 10, “Etchings of the West,” new work by Stephen McMillan. Ongoing, fine arts and crafts by west Sonoma County artists. FriSun, 11 to 5. 17255 Bodega Hwy, Bodega. 707.876.3477.

Charles M Schulz Museum Through Jul 11, “’Peanuts’ Philosophies.” Through Oct 2, “A Change of Scene: Schulz Sketches from Abroad.” Through Dec 11, “Pop’d from the Panel,” parallel worlds of fine art and commercial art. $5-$8. Mon-Fri, noon to 5; SatSun, 10 to 5. 2301 Hardies Lane, Santa Rosa. 707.579.4452.

City Hall Council Chambers Through Aug 19, “Terra Incognita,” paintings by Suzanne Edminster. 100 Santa Rosa Ave, Ste 10, Santa Rosa. 707.543.3010.

Finely Lara’s Gallery of Fine Things Through Aug, “Flowing World Landscape Paintings,” work by Clay Vajgrt. Reception, Jul 2, 5 to 8. 239 B Center St, Healdsburg. www. .

Finley Center Through Aug 5, “Life,” recycled metal sculptures by Tyson Barbera. Mon-Fri, 8 to 7; Sat, 9 to 1. 2060 W College Ave, Santa Rosa. 707.543.3737.

Gold Coast Coffee Company Through Jul 8, “The Portrait Project: Faces of Gold Coast,” community project of portraits by photographer Harvey Mendelson and painter Lenny Weinstein. 2351 Steelhead Blvd, Duncans Mills. 707.865.1441.

landscape oil paintings by Jody Shipp. Reception, Jul 2, 1 to 4. Daily, 10 to 5. Closed Wednesdays. 1580 Eastshore Rd, Bodega Bay. 707.875.2744.

Occidental Center for the Arts Through Jul 30, “Summer Light,” work by various artists. Graton Road and Bohemian Highway, Occidental.

Pelican Art Ending Jul 2, “Masters of Today,” artwork by Carole Gray-Weihman and Nobee Kanayama. Open Tues-Thurs and Sat, 11 to 6; Fri, 11 to 8; Sun-Mon by appointment only. 143 Petaluma Blvd N, Petaluma. 707.773.3393.

Petaluma Historical Museum & Library Ending Jul 4, “Beyond: Visions of Planetary Landscapes,” traveling Smithsonian exhibition of over 50 NASA photographs. Wed-Sat, 10 to 4; Sun, noon to 3; tours by appointment on Mon-Tues. 20 Fourth St, Petaluma. 707.778.4398.

Quicksilver Mine Company Ending Jul 4, “Winter Landscapes,” paintings by Jerrold Ballaine. Thurs-Mon, 11 to 6. 6671 Front St, Forestville. 707.887.0799.

Riverfront Art Gallery Through Jul 10, “Late Spring Show” with work by various artists. Tues-Thurs and Sun, 10:30 to 6. Fri-Sat, 10:30 to 8. 132 Petaluma Blvd N, Petaluma. 707.775.4ART.

Sebastopol Center for the Arts Through Jul 23, “Bibliophoira II: Art of the Book,” a national juried exhibition, “End Papers,” work by Katherine Klein, “Behind the Covers,” are of the picture book and “Poetry Awards.” Tues-Fri, 10 to 4; Sat, 1 to 4. 6780 Depot St, Sebastopol. 707.829.4797.

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Jul 5-Aug 14, “Gimme Shelter,” portraits of homeless animals. Tues-Sun, 10:30 to 6. 9048 Graton Rd, Graton. 707.829.8912.

Through Aug 6, “Scorched Earth,” sculpture and ceramics by Connie Robeson, and “Bibliophoria,” handmade books by Lin Max. Open daily, 11 to 6. 150 N Main St, Sebastopol. 707.829.7200.

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Interventions,” multimedia installations by Hugh Livingston and Pat Lenz. Sat, noon to 5, and by appointment. 280 Chiquita Rd, Healdsburg. 707.431.1514.

Sonoma County Museum Through Sep 11, “Gertrud Parker: Artist and Collector,” and “Pat Lenz: Nobody’s Poodle.” Meet the artist, Jul 9 at 2. Tues-Sun, 11 to 4. 425 Seventh St, Santa Rosa. 707.579.1500.

Sonoma Valley Museum of Art Through Aug 28, “Six Fairy Tales from the Brothers Grimm: Original Etchings by David Hockney,” and “Rebound: A Survey of Contemporary California Artist’s Books.” Free-$8. Wed-Sun, 11 to 5. 551 Broadway, Sonoma. 707.939.SVMA.

Towers Gallery Through Jul 31, new cooperative gallery’s first exhibition features two- and three-dimensional fine art, wearable art and antiques. 240 North Cloverdale Blvd, Ste 2, Cloverdale. 707.894.4331.

MARIN COUNTY Bolinas Museum Jul 3 at 5:30, “Cocktails in the Courtyard” (see F&D). Through Jul 31, work by Wolfgang Bloch, Lawrence La Bianca, Stephen Galloway and Michael Porter; also, “The Last Wooden Schooner Built in Bolinas: The Elizabeth Muir.” Fri, 1 to 5; Sat-Sun, noon to 5; and by

appointment. 48 Wharf Rd, Bolinas. 415.868.0330.

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Ending Jul 3, “Seventh Street Studios,” a group art exhibit. Jul 1-Aug 7, “Outside the Lines,” annual members show. Reception, Jul 3, 3 to 5. WedMon, 11 to 5. 11101 Hwy 1, Pt Reyes Station. 415.663.1347.

Marin Arts Council Gallery Through Jul 15, “Pop Art,” exhibition by TeamWorks teachers and students, and “Zero Breast Cancer Hat Collection,” hats created by Plexus Arts Group. Through Aug, members’ exhibit. 906 Fourth St, San Rafael.

Marin Community Foundation Extended through Aug 30, “Black Power, Flower Power,” black-and-white photographs of Black Panthers and HaightAshbury by Pirkle Jones and Ruth-Marion Baruch. Open Mon-Fri, 9 to 5. 5 Hamilton Landing, Ste 200, Novato.

Marin MOCA Through Jul 10, “Artfully Reclaimed V,” fine art made from recycled and repurposed materials; also, “Spectrum: Color as Expression and Form.” Wed-Sun, 11 to 4, Novato Arts Center, Hamilton Field, 500 Palm Dr, Novato. 415.506.0137.

O’Hanlon Center for the Arts Jul 5-28, “Puttin’ on the Glitz,” mixed-media group show. Reception, Jul 5, 6 to 8. Tues-Sat, 10 to 2; also by appointment.

Ending Jun 30, “From Here to Eternity: A Love Story,” work by Richard Lang and Judith Selby Lang. Jul 1-31, “Viewpoints,” paintings by Susan Schneider. 142 Throckmorton Ave, Mill Valley. 415.383.9600.

NAPA COUNTY Caldwell Snyder Gallery Ending Jun 30, “Figurative Sense,” paintings by Bobbie Burgers. Open daily, 10 to 6. 1328 Main St, St Helena. 415.531.6755.

Di Rosa Through Sep 17, “ZombieProof House,” range of media explores zombies in pop culture. Public program, Jul 6 at 7. Tours available Sat at 10, 11 and noon (reservation required) and Tues-Fri at 10, 11, 12 and 1 (reservation recommended). Gallery hours: Wed-Fri, 9:30 to 3. Sat, by appointment only. 5200 Carneros Hwy, Napa. 707.226.5991.

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

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34 Arts Events County’s Ten Threatened Treasures,” photographs by Robb McDonough. Ongoing photography exhibition explores Napa County’s worldwide influence. Goodman Library, 1219 First St, Napa. 707.224.1739.

Napa Valley Museum Through Jul 16, “Wanderlust: Journeys with Napa Valley Photographers,” featuring photos by seven artists; also, “A Year in Flowers,” work by Joanne Youngberg and Nina Antze. Wed-Mon, 10 to 5. 55 Presidents Circle, Yountville. 707.944.0500.

( 33 Jul 6, Scott Capurro with Casey Ley. $10. George’s Nightclub, 842 Fourth St, San Rafael. 415.226.0262.

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

Robert Wuhl Comedian mixes pop culture with historical events in “Assume the Position.” Jul 1-2 at 8; Jul 3 at 4. $25-$30. Napa Valley Opera House, 1030 Main St, Napa. 707.226.7372.

St Supery Winery Ending Jun 30, “Mountains,” paintings by Wayne Thiebaud. 8440 St Helena Hwy, Rutherford. 707.963.4507.

Comedy Slip-Goose Monkey Highlight performers from “Best of Sonoma County Improv 2009” tackle improvised comedic theater games on the fly. Last Thurs monthly at 7. Free. Aqus Cafe, 189 H St, Petaluma. 707.778.6060.

Standup Comedy Every Wed at 8, different comedian featured weekly.

Events Bodega Bay Block Party Eat, drink, and be merry Jul 2 at community celebration leading up to fireworks over the bay. Pancake breakfast, 7:30 to 11; flea market, 12:30 to 8; fireworks at 9:30. Free. Bodega Bay Grange, 1370 Bodega Ave, Bodega Bay. 707.347.9645.

July Birthdays If you have a July birthday and no one to buy you a cake, come on down. Jul 5 at 12:30. Free. Sebastopol Senior Center, 167 High St, Sebastopol. 707.829.2440.

Marin County Fair Classic country fair with a twist features fireworks and explosive concerts every day. Jun 30 at 7:30, Three Dog Night. Jul 1 at 7:30, Toots & the Maytals. Jul 2 at 3, Seven Walkers; at 7:30, Ozomatli. Jul 3 at 2:30, US Air Force Band of the Gold West; at 7:30, the Pointer Sisters. Jul 4 at 2 and 4, Preservation Hall Jazz Band; at 7:30, the Temptations. Jun 30-Jul 4, 11 to 11. Free-$15. Marin Center, 10 Avenue of the Flags, San Rafael.

Music in the Vines Disability services fundraiser offers live blues by Hellhounds, gourmet food, local wines, raffle and auction. Jun 30, 7 to 10. $40-$50. Paradise Ridge Winery, 4545 Thomas Lake Harris Dr, Santa Rosa.

Penngrove Celebration Weekend of festivities kicks off Jul 2 with a pancake breakfast, 7 to 11am, $5-$7. Jul 3 at 11am, marvel at “the Biggest Little Parade followed by barbecue picnic. Penngrove Community Park, 11000 Main St, Penngrove. 707.794.1516.

Red, White & Boom! Heartwarming explosives, food, drinks, live music, games and more. Jul 4 at 4; fireworks at 9:30. $3-$7. Sonoma County Fairgrounds, 1350 Bennett Valley Rd, Santa Rosa. 707.570.8881.

Summer Nights Santa Rosa Winetasting, outdoor dining, arts, crafts and music first fridays monthly, 6 to 9. Railroad Square, Fourth and Wilson streets, Santa Rosa. 707.490.5039.


Summer Swampfest Southern barbecue and live music by Crazy Famous, Honey Island Swamp Band and others. Jul 2 at 6. $15. Rocker Oysterfeller’s, 14415 Hwy 1, Valley Ford. 707.876.1983.

Windsor Fireworks Nothing like waterworks, but equally exciting. Jul 3, 5 to 10:30. Free. Windsor Town Green, Bell Road and McClelland Drive, Windsor. 707.836.1840.

Food & Drink Civic Center Farmers Market Sun at 10am, “Eat Local 101” provides walking tour with information, cooking advice and ideas inspired by locally grown foods. Marin Civic Center, 3501 Civic Center Dr, San Rafael. 800.897.3276.

Cocktails in the Courtyard Sip mixed drinks with guest of honor, Marty Griffin. Jul 3, 5:30 to 7:30. $35. Bolinas Museum, 48 Wharf Rd, Bolinas. 415.868.0330.

Lunchtime in the Sculpture Garden Weekly activities and crepes every Thurs through Sep 29. Jun 30, Claire Gustavson art class. Jul 7, Jessica Jarvis (jazz). $5-$7. Sonoma County Museum, 425 Seventh St, Santa Rosa. 707.579.1500.

Santa Rosa Farmers Markets Sat, 9 to 12. Oakmont Drive and White Oak, Santa Rosa. 707.538.7023. Wed and Sat, 8:30 to 12. Veterans Memorial Building, 1351 Maple Ave, Santa Rosa. 707.522.8629.

Sebastopol Farmers Market Through Nov; Sun, 10 to 1:30. Sebastopol Plaza, McKinley St, Sebastopol. 707.522.9305.

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crepes from Ultra Crepe food truck on Thursdays throughout the summer at the Sonoma County Museum. See Food & Drink, this page.

Farmers market and street fair features live music and

Wuhl’s World Misguided Dodger fan actually pretty funny History repeats itself—and apparently that’s all Robert Wuhl needs to create a successful HBO special. Though Wuhl may not have instant name recognition, his face has that special kind of familiarity that tends to confuse those who come across it in a supermarket. In fact, Wuhl has had a long career in acting, holding small roles in films from Flashdance to Bull Durham and Good Burger. Chances are you’ve probably seen him in something. But now Wuhl’s been gaining recognition on his own terms. In 2006, Wuhl wrote and starred in the first chapter of his two-part HBO comedy special, Assume the Position with Mr. Wuhl, which takes the view that history is dictated by pop-culture and, well, bullshit. Thus the show is loaded with sardonic and edgy matter, including Wuhl’s theories on America’s vapid obsession with celebrity culture and the U.S. Constitution originating in a “grammatical fuckup.” Now, Wuhl has adapted the second chapter in the show to stage. Assume the Position 201 enumerates the powerful buffoonery in American leaders, and tones of Wuhl’s signature comedy abound with games like “Real or No Real,” which questions the very existence of American historical icons. In Wuhl’s world, cultural self-deprecation and standup comedy really are American as apple pie. Assume the Position 201 runs Friday– Sunday, July 1–3, at the Napa Valley Opera House. 1030 Main St., Napa. 8pm Friday–Saturday; 4pm Sunday. $25–$30. 707.226.7372.—Emily Hunt

Film Ballet & Opera Live presentations of highbrown entertainment beamed from all over the world in HD. Jul 9, “Children of Paradise.” $12-$20. Summerfield Cinemas, 551 Summerfield Rd, Santa Rosa. 707.522.0719.

Between Earth & Sky Documentary film and discussion on plight of Iraqi refugees. Jun 30 at 6:30. Free. Catholic Charities, 987 Airway Ct, Santa Rosa. 707.528.8712, ext 158.

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Pegasus Theater Company, Rio Nido Lodge, Canyon Two Rd, Rio Nido.


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entertainment every Wed, 5 to 8, through Aug 31. Free. Downtown Santa Rosa, Fourth and B streets, Santa Rosa. www.

Clinical herbalist Lily Mazzarella shares tips for finding balance and peace. Jun 30, 5:30 to 7:30. Donations appreciated. Center for Spiritual Living, 2075 Occidental Rd, Santa Rosa.

Science Buzz Cafe Every Thurs at 6:30, gather with scientists and amateur science fans to discuss weekly topics. Jun 30 at 7, “Dazzling Dragonflies & Damselflies of Sonoma County: Heralds of the Sun” with Kathy Biggs. Jul 7, “Sputnik Declassified: Nova Science.” $3 donation. French Garden Restaurant, 8050 Bodega Ave, Sebastopol. 707.292.5281.

Blind Spot Documentary investigates link between energy, economy and environment. Jul 5 at 6. Free. Bay Model Visitor Center, 2100 Bridgeway, Sausalito. 415.381.4123.

Experience the Met Summer encore of Metropolitan Opera performances live in HD. Jun 29 at 1 and 6:30, “Simon Boccanegra.” Jul 13 at 1 and 6:30, “La Fille Du Régiment.” $15. Sixth Street Playhouse, 52 W Sixth St, Santa Rosa. 800.595.4849.

Film Night in the Park Family films en plein air now showing at parks throughout Marin county, Fri-Sat at 8pm. Jul 1, “Breaking Away.” Jul 2, “The Princess Bride.” Free. Creek Park, Hub Intersection, Sir Francis Drake Boulevard, San Anselmo.

Met Opera Summer encore series features classic operas beamed from all over the world Sat mornings at 10am. Jul 2, Verdi’s “Simon Boccanegra.” Jul 16, Donizetti’s “La Fille Du Regiment.” $10-$15. Lark Theater, 549 Magnolia Ave, Larkspur. 415.924.5111.

Readings Book Passage Jun 29 at 1, “Maine” with Courtney Sullivan. Jul 5 at 7, “What’s Gotten Into Us? Staying Healthy in a Toxic World” with McKay Jenkins. 51 Tamal Vista Blvd, Corte Madera. 415.927.0960.

Healdsburg Copperfield’s Books Jun 30 at 7, “The Sweetness of Tears” with Nafisa Haji. 104 Matheson St, Healdsburg. 707.433.9270.

River Reader Jun 30 at 7, “Thirteen Departures from the Moon” with Deema Shehabi. 16355 Main St, Guerneville. 707.869.2242.

Santa Rosa Copperfield’s Books Jun 29 at 7, “Thyroid Mind Power” with Rich and Karilee Shames. 2316 Montgomery Dr, Santa Rosa. 707.578.8938.

Outdoor performance squishes the Bard’s works into a delectable, bite-sized picnic treat. Jul 1-17 at 7. Free-$25. Ives Park, Willow Street and Jewell Avenue, Sebastopol. 707.256.7500.

Hairspray Theatrical version of John Waters’ cult classic film a delightful musical. Through Aug 13. $10-$25. Burbank Auditorium, SRJC, 1501 Mendocino Ave, Santa Rosa. 707.527.4266.

Haze Four intertwined narratives about loss, fear and the way our present is shaped by our past. Jul 1-8 at 8. Glaser Center, 547 Mendocino Ave, Santa Rosa. 707.568.5381.

Pirates of Penzance Gilbert and Sullivan musical about trials of a young pirate who seeks to change his ways. Jun 24-Jul 24; FriSat at 8, Sun at 2. $20-$30. Raven Theater, 115 North St, Healdsburg. 707.433.6335, ext 11.

Puff, the Magic Dragon Marionettes and hand puppets perform fantastic adventure. Jul 5 at 6. $8-$10. 142 Throckmorton Theatre, 142 Throckmorton Ave, Mill Valley. 415.383.9600.

Rocky Horror Picture Show Campy, iconic, Transylvanian musical returns to the stage. Jun 30-Jul 16; Thurs-Fri at 8, Sat at 6 and 9. $24; “Thrifty Thurs,” Jul 7 and 14, $17. Sonoma Community Center, 276 E Napa St, Sonoma. 707.938.4626, ext 1.

Toby’s Feed Barn Jul 2 at 10am, “Diet for a Hot Planet” with Anna Lappe. 11250 Hwy 1, Pt Reyes Station. 415.663.1223.

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Lecture series explores healthy tips and lifestyles. May 2 at 5:30, “Supporting Digestion During Serious Illness” with Liz Lipski. $5. Center for Spiritual

Gay couple seek church’s blessing and challenge deeply held beliefs. Through Jul 24; Fri-Sat at 8, Sun at 4. $15-$30; every Fri is pay-what-you-can.

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Great Massage By Joe, CMT. Relaxing hot tub and pool available. Will do outcalls. 707-228-6883.

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Full Body Sensual Massage With a mature, playful CMT. Comfortable incall location near the J.C. in Santa Rosa. Soothing, relaxing, and fun. Visa/MC accepted. Gretchen 707/478-3952.

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Unity Church of Santa Rosa Sunday School & Service 10:30am - Non-traditional. Inter-denominational. A spiritually-minded community. 4857 Old Redwood Hwy 707-542-7729

Mahakaruna Buddhist Meditation Center Summertime Meditation Classes just $5 per Class. Think like a Buddha. Tues, Weds & Thurs evenings 7:30-8:45pm. June 15th - Sept 1st. Noontime Meditation - Weds, an oasis in your busy day. Prayers for World Peace Sun - 10:30-11:45am Everyone welcome. 304 Petaluma Blvd, N, Petaluma 707-776-7720.

Compassion Buddhist Meditation Center Fundraising Picnic Saturday, July 2nd, 10:30-3:30 Warm Springs Dam - Lake Sonoma (park entrance is located at furthest most Western end of Dry Creek Rd. in Healdsburg)

10:30-11am - coffee & pastries 11-12pm - Meditation hike 12-1:30pm Pot-luck lunch Cost: $15 pp or $25 per family - Everyone Welcome! No one turned away due to lack of funds Sign up: Compassion Kadampa Buddhist Center 436 Larkfield Center, Santa Rosa Purchase your ticket at event, please RSVP

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Creative Visualization Prayer Class Integrate Christ-centered visualization and meditation techniques with simple art images . Mon, July 11, 7-9 pm, Journey Center, 707-578-2121,

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Heartwarming explosives, food, drinks, live music, games and more. Jul 4 at 4; fireworks at 9:30. $3-$7. Sonoma County Fairgrounds, 1350 Bennett Valley Rd, Santa Rosa, 707.570.8881.

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