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Rhapsodies Are We There Yet? Five ways to help your family take an offline break BY STEVE BENNETT


ost of us live in the digital fast lane, surrounded by devices that keep us connected 24/7, extend our work capabilities, help us stay informed and provide on-demand entertainment. The downside is that technology dominates our lives; we’re plugged in from the moment we wake until the moment we go to sleep, checking emails, following Tweets, updating our Facebook pages, reading news and so on. If we’re awake, we’re on.

We need time away from our devices to reflect and sit face-toface with family members and friends, which simply means carving out some nondigital time. Here are five ways to help your family members break the “always on” habit: 1. Be a role model. Show your kids that your smartphone is not a life-support device and that you can go for a stretch of time without it. When you come home from work and sit down to decompress, don’t reach for your phone to check email or instant messages. 2. Make the dinner table a “no-tech zone.” No jumping up from the table to check email or answer the phone, either. Remember, it begins with you; let your family members see you ignore your phone or message alert tone without starting to sweat; that speaks volumes. (Better yet, keep your devices out of hearing range during the meal.) 3. Have a family reading night. Try to set aside an hour a week in the evening when everyone can read in the same room. This can be difficult with older kids during the school year because of homework and school commitments, but you’ll be setting an example. 4. Introduce no-tech/low-tech family activities. Younger kids will appreciate a game night during which you spend half an hour or an hour doing traditional board games or easy activities—word games, guessing games, treasure hunts. Teens can get engrossed in charade-style games, word tile games or board games. 5. Make a game of going nondigital. Challenge everyone to get unplugged for a specified time on a given day. If going cold turkey is too much for your household, narrow down the challenge. You might also attach a prize, a special outing if everyone hits the target. How will the idea of taking nondigital breaks go over in your family? That depends on whether it’s perceived as a plus or punishment, how drastic the changes are for your household and how quickly you implement your “program.” There is one caution about taking breaks to smell the real roses, though: it’s very habit forming. Steve Bennett is the founder of AuthorBytes and co-author of 101 Offline Activities You Can Do with Your Child (BPT Press). Visit him online at

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jail without being brutalized or, in this case, murdered for it. We’ve lost our right to privacy from illegal search and seizure and unlawful detainment. I could go on, but I’m having trouble remembering anything that hasn’t been eliminated from our rights enumerated constitutionally! When people use the insipid logic that those of us killing and dying in foreign wars are “fighting for our freedom,” I really have to wonder what it is they are talking about. Since the coup de 2000, we seem to be increasingly defending a fascist police state. I rather hope for Oscar Grant’s family’s sake and his now fatherless child’s sake that Mehserle remembers their loss every day and the price they’ve paid for his childish loss of temper. I mourn his loss and the death of our shared illusions of freedom.

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Threadbare No More Rights Johannes Mehserle’s defense for killing Oscar Grant was that he’d pulled his pistol instead of his Taser. Video of the incident showed Oscar Grant to be face-down and under control. He wasn’t struggling. Why did Meherle reach for either weapon? To stop Grant from talking? Increasingly, Tasers are being used to enforce respect rather than as an alternative to deadly force. It is not the role of the police to administer justice. Their role is to maintain order and protect the rights of the people, but never the former at the expense of the latter. The Constitution guarantees free speech. That means if I create a disturbance, get loud and whatnot, I can expect to be arrested. But it’s my right to talk about it all the way to

The fabric of society is ripping the seams Sub-prime market swindlers destroyed American dreams. While our lives become more threadbare with every Wall Street excess Pollyanna meets Doubting Thomas along the Main Street of distress. Foreclosure, unemployment have wrecked your credit score And that wolf at your front door just had puppies on your floor. Our moral compass is broken compassion all but lost Leading success rates of failures while the weak pay the cost. Joe Sixpack drinks debt death brew suffering the pains of poverty Choking on the bitter dregs and toasting our mutual future misery.


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A NEW PATH When opponents halted a freeway extension over Spring Lake, the land sat for decades, completely unused.

Clearing Space An empty Santa Rosa swath of land, once slated for a freeway, finally moves into a second life BY LEILANI CLARK


n June 23, the Southeast Greenway preview tour sponsored by LandPaths was intended to offer a meandering walk alongside a two-mile swath of Caltrans-owned land running between Farmers Lane and Spring Lake Park in Santa Rosa. And it did—until a group of

homeowners, some of whom lease part of the land from Caltrans for horse pastures, confronted the tour, declaring the area “private property.” Linda Proulx and Thea Hensel, co-chairs of the Southeast Greenway Campaign, were on the hike. They tell the story as we sit in a car, musing over a new “Private Property” sign recently posted on a gate above Summerfield Road.

“They jumped out of the bushes,” says Proulx, recounting the incident with surprise. The story is another in a lineage that would make fine fodder for an environmental suspense novel. For a property that can barely be seen from the highway, the strip of land has a dramatic history, caught between neighborhood activists agitating for a modern greenway, homeowners worried about loss of privacy and those with a taste for asphalt and cement. ) 10

Last week, the city of San Jose laid off 67 police officers in an attempt to close a $115 million budget shortfall. Mayor Chuck Reed explained that city leaders had been forced to decide between funding programs such as libraries rather than increase police spending. Meanwhile, on June 15, Santa Rosa City Council voted 4–3 in favor of a budget that increases funding to the city police and fire departments. Unlike San Jose, which is on pace to experience its highest homicide rate in 30 years, Santa Rosa Police Department statistics actually show that crime has been on the decline for two decades, dropping 27 percent between 2003 and 2008. Accounting for Santa Rosa’s increase in police spending—while other departments are being asked to do with less—is Measure 0, a public safety and gang prevention measure passed by voters in 2004 in a pre-recession, post-9-11 world. Many continue to contend that Santa Rosa’s police and fire departments need to share in the city’s cost-cutting sacrifices like those in San Jose.

Stop That Train? On June 15, a group calling itself Repeal SMART delivered a letter to the Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit board demanding two actions: the proposal of an initiative to repeal the sales tax approved by voters in 2008, and the circulation of a petition for the dissolution of the project altogether. The letter cites rising costs and a rush to completion as reasons for their demands. According to the letter, the group asks that the SMART board move no further with bonds or contractual obligations until the issue is put before voters again. SMART has not yet issued a response.—Leilani Clark

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Greenbelt ( 9 First purchased by Caltrans in 1959, the parcel was slated for a Highway 12 bypass complete with a bridge over Spring Lake. But activists rallied, forming the Committee to Save Spring Lake, and construction was postponed. By the ’90s, amid a weak budget and community opposition, the bypass was removed from the general plan. Since then, it has stood undeveloped, inhabited by horse pastures, informal footpaths, the homeless, deer and occasional paint-ballers. “When you’re driving around the neighborhood, you don’t get the impact of how big it is and where it really goes,” says Hensel. “They used to call it the bridge to nowhere, but this is not a road to nowhere. This is a path to the park and the downtown area.” It’s the potential for a corridor that would link a “cut-in-half” Bennett Valley with the east and west sections of Santa Rosa that inspired the formation of the Southeast Greenway Campaign in 2009. The committee is working to see the 50-acre parcel transformed into a space humming with community gardens, trails, creeks, bike depots, heritage orchards and community interaction. Recently, the all-volunteer-run project was chosen as a study subject by the American Institute of Architects Sustainable Design Assessment Team (SDAT) a program that helps communities develop a framework for a sustainable future. The SDAT application process is a selective one, says Erin Simmons, director of design assistance at the institute. “We found the Southeast Greenway application to be particularly compelling given the undeveloped nature of the property,” says Simmons by phone. “There are not many communities that can boast an untouched two-mile swath of land running through existing neighborhoods.” In June, a national team of city planners, landscape architects and urban designers descended on Santa Rosa for three days

of focused discussion, study and town hall meetings on the greenway’s possibilities. “It’s a really compelling story,” says Wayne Feiden, SDAT team leader. “That corridor was created at the birth of interstates in the country. Yet as a nation we’ve made a lot of changes, and we no longer think that interstates are a solution to all the problems.”

‘That corridor was created at the birth of interstates in the country.’ A formal report will be issued in the fall, but the team has already recommended that the Southeast Greenway Campaign consider the possibility of partnering with Caltrans instead of trying to acquire the land. “This had always been deemed as a road or some sort of transit corridor, and the SDAT’s evaluation was to keep it as a transit corridor. But that doesn’t necessarily mean building a road and putting cars on it,” says Hensel. If the campaign’s vision comes to fruition, it would result in the ability to travel from Spring Lake to Forestville via interconnected bike and pedestrian paths. Feiden says that, in his discussions with people living around the parcel, those opposing the greenway don’t like the idea of a public trail near their backyards. But, he notes, the land could still be sold to a developer, leaving open the possibility that houses could replace pastures and orchards. “Caltrans is not a parks agency,” he says. “They are not going to hold the land as a park. We hope to keep it as a transportation network.” Adds Proulx, “We’re trying to create livable, walkable, bikable neighborhoods so that we can all have more community without getting into our cars every minute of the day.”


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PIECE BY PIECE A series of perfect little bites can be more rewarding than a sloppy, gloppy monstrosity.

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aiwanese dentists began campaigning last year about the dangers of large hamburgers. Their concerns regard an increase in jaw dislocations that have been attributed to diners trying to open mouths wide enough to take super-sized bites of the burgers being served at some of the nation’s fast food restaurants.

Here in the States, the threat of jaw dislocation by hamburger lurks closer to home. Handmade patties tend to be more round and thick than commercial patties. And while fast-food buns seem designed to melt away at first bite, the kaiser roll brought home from the bakery could add solid inches to a burger’s height. Add a creative desire to explore the possibilities of waffles or fried turkey on a burger, and one could really approach the danger zone. A crumbling meat patty held

together by soggy buns with tomato slices squeezing out the side and juices dripping into a puddle on the plate is generally a sight that appeals only to whoever ate the first half. A burger that’s busy with fixings may have flavor, but the more that’s piled on, the harder it becomes to hold it all together. With the failures of Fourth of July barbecues behind us, now’s a good time to discuss some ways to make a homemade hamburger tasty, pretty and safe. My strategy is to serve burgers

as a deconstructed palette of options. If using cheese, it should be melted on the patty. The bread is sliced thin and toasted on one side. Jars of condiments crowd the table, including mayo, homemade catsup, hot sauce and mustard made from vinegar-soaked mustard seeds. Other fixings might include avocado, tomato slices, bacon, roasted green chiles, sautéed mushrooms, greens, roasted garlic, pickled peppers and chopped or sliced onions. Though I’m not typically a bread guy, I love it with burgers. Bread holds the sauce, keeps perfect record of the mixing juices and adds a nice flavor of its own. That said, I don’t want bread on both sides of my burger. With small bites, an upper piece of bread doesn’t serve any structural function, can complicate getting the thing into your mouth and take up valuable real estate in your belly. Sitting down at one of these deconstructed burger spreads, I don’t worry about cramming every fixing and goodie I could possibly want onto each small bite. Instead, I think about building a compact, stable structure that I can easily put in my mouth. I’ll often press a piece of burger into a mixture of mayo and catsup that I dollop onto a piece of bread, and sprinkle it with chopped onions. As for the fixings that don’t fit onto the burger bite, I simply put them into my mouth separately and chew it all together. How tricky is that? Perhaps I’ll then add a spoonful of chopped, roasted green chile, which I might follow with a nibble of burger patty dipped in mayo and catsup to keep the mouthful going. It doesn’t have to look like a burger to be one, because the real magic happens when it’s chewed together; how the various players got there is irrelevant. Creating one-bite wonders gives you total control of your burger’s flavor, keeping the mess in your mouth and not on your chin. If this style of eating ever catches on in Taiwan, some dentists might sleep a little easier.

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

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.

Bistro des Copains French. $$. Homey Provencal food prepared to near perfection. Desserts are house-made and stellar. 3782 Bohemian Hwy, Occidental. 707.874.2436.

Bruno’s on Fourth

Celebrate Celebrate B a stille D ay Bastille Day Saturday, S aturday, July Ju ly 16, 16, 11am–3pm 11a m–3pm

Live L ive F French rench M Music usic with pianist/singer

Deborah Kuhl

(from 12:00pm–2:30pm)

Special Bastille Day Lunch $1595 Salade Verte Ham & Mushroom Crepe Duo of Macarons Glass of Wine

Bastille Day menu available all week, Mon, July 12 – Sat, July 16 Regular Menu available as well

3883 Airway Drive, Ste 145, Santa Rosa 707.528.3095 Open Mon–Fri, 8–5pm and Sat, July 16, 11am–3pm

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

Central Market California cuisine. $$$. Fish is the thing at this airy spot that features local and sustainable foods. Lots of pork dishes, too–and they’re insanely good. Dinner daily. 42 Petaluma Blvd, Petaluma. 707.778.9900.

Della Santini’s Italian. $$. Casual chic, family-run combination trattoria/ rosticceria/pasticceria featuring traditional Tuscan fare and emphasizing spitroasted meats and housemade pastries. Lunch and dinner, daily. 133 E Napa St, Sonoma. 707.935.0576.

$. 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.

Fradelizio’s Italian. $$.

for breakfast. Breakfast and lunch, Wed-Mon. 125 Keller St, Petaluma. 707.773.1143.

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.

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Portelli Rossi Italian. $$.

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


Casa Mañana Mexican.

Thai. $-$$. Sophisticated and delicate Thai cuisine. Fresh ingredients, packed with flavor. Lunch and dinner, Mon-Sat. 2400 Mendocino Ave, Santa Rosa. 707.528.8048.

The Red Grape Pizza. $-$$. Delectable New Havenstyle thin-crust pizzas with fresh ingredients and a dazzling array of toppings. Lunch and dinner daily. 529 First St W, Sonoma. 707.996.4103.

Saffron Restaurant Eclectic California cuisine. $$. Creative dishes complemented by a great wine list featuring local vintages and many Spanish wines. Great desserts, too. Dinner, Tues-Sat. 13648 Arnold Dr, Glen Ellen. 707.938.4844.

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

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.

Flavor California cuisine. $-$$. Fresh and organic white-tablecloth food at paper-napkin prices. Lunch and dinner, Mon-Sat. 96 Old Courthouse Square, Santa Rosa. 707.573.9695.


Hallie’s Diner American and more. $-$$. Classic diner food with a gourmet touch, plus Latin American items and homemade pizzas. Great

flavorful food in authentic neighborhood-style Italian restaurant. Lunch and dinner daily. 18 Tamalpais Dr, Corte Madera. 415.927.2316.

Benissimo Ristorante & Bar Italian. $$. Hearty and

Tasty and affordable fare in a cozy setting. Lunch, Tues-Sat; dinner, Tues-Sun. 868 Grant Ave, Novato. 415.892.6100.

Sushiholic Japanese. $$$$. A nice addition to the local lineup, with a lengthy and wellcrafted repertoire including uncommon dishes like nabeyaki udon, zaru soba, yosenabe and sea bass teriyaki. Lunch and dinner, Mon-Sat. Rowland Plaza, 112-C Vintage Way, Novato. 415.898.8500. Tommy’s Wok Chinese. $-$$. Tasty and filling Chinese fare without the greasy weigh-down. Nice vegetarian selections, too. Lunch and dinner, Mon-Sat; dinner only, Sun.3001 Bridgeway Ave, Sausalito. 415.332.5818. The William Tell House American & Italian. $$. Marin County’s oldest saloon. Casual and jovial atmosphere. Steaks, pasta, chicken and fish all served with soup or salad. Dinner daily. 26955 Hwy 1, Tomales. 707.878.2403

Yet Wah Chinese. $$. Can’t go wrong here. Special Dungeness crab dishes for dinner; dim sum for lunch. Lunch and dinner daily. 1238 Fourth St, San Rafael. 415.460.9883.

N A PA CO U N T Y Ad Hoc American. $$-$$$. Thomas Keller’s quintessential neighborhood restaurant. Prix fixe dinner changes daily. Actually takes reservations. 6476 Washington St, Yountville. 707.944.2487. 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.


Cindy’s Backstreet Kitchen Eclectic. $$-$$$. As


Cole’s Chop House American steakhouse. $$$$$. Handsome, upscale 1950s-era steakhouse serving chophouse classics like dryaged porterhouse steak and Black Angus filet mignon. Wash down the red meat with a “nostalgia” cocktail. Dinner, Tues-Sat. 1122 Main St, Napa. 707.244.6328.

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.

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 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.

Pizza Azzurro Italian. $. Run by a former Tra Vigne

Farm-fresh meats and produce? Check. Some of the county’s best wine? Check. Organic, pure dairy? Check. But what you won’t find at Peter Lowell’s Zero Kilometro dinners is anything grown outside of Sebastopol and the Highway 116 corridor. Every Wednesday evening, owner Lowell Sheldon and chef Daniel Kedan serve a threecourse $35 dinner with all ingredients coming from within approximately five miles. Sheldon and his team were inspired by stories from one of their regular customers about his home in Italy, where the idea of serving only food that comes from one town is commonplace. “It made sense because [local food] is already a focus of ours,” says Sheldon. “Everyone thinks of Italy as this amazing place where every town has a cheese maker and a rancher and all these farmers and winemakers. The small towns like Healdsburg, Sebastopol and Forestville all have these as well, so for us it was really a realization that we can be just as local as any town in Italy.” Sheldon recently started his own farm, which currently provides about a quarter of the ingredients for Zero Kilometro. Other items include wilted Laguna spinach, goat’s milk polenta, Felton Acres roasted chicken, a Redwood Hill Farm cheese plate and more. “[It is] a challenge,” says Sheldon, “but the reward is the vibrancy of really supporting the community.” Peter Lowell’s, 7385 Healdsburg Ave., Ste. 101, Sebastopol. Three-course Zero Kilometro dinners each Wednesday night. 707.829.1077. —Justine McDaniel

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comfortable as it sounds, with a rich and varied melting pot of a menu. Lunch and dinner daily. 1327 Railroad Ave, St Helena. 707.963.1200.


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and Lark Creek Inn alum, the pizza is simple and thin, and ranks as some of the best in the North Bay. Lunch, MonFri; dinner daily. 1260 Main St (at Clinton), Napa. 707.255.5552.

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.

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

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

SONOMA CO U N TY Arrowood Winery Most of Arrowood’s wine is done in the Bordeaux style of France. 14347 Sonoma Hwy., Glen Ellen. Tasting room open daily, 10am–5pm. 707.935.2600. Boisset Taste of Terroir Compare local Pinot with Burgundy from Burgundy in French wine magnate’s snazzy tasting salon. 320 Center St., Healdsburg. Daily 10:30am–5:30pm; till 9pm Thursday–Saturday. Fees vary, $12–$100. 707.473.9707.

DaVero Sonoma Get lubed with spicy extra virgin from California’s first Tuscan olive trees; rare Sagrantino wine is in a different league. Jams, soaps and balm from the farm, too. 766 Westside Road, Healdsburg. 10am-5pm daily except Tuesday. Nominal fee $15. 707.431.8000. Hanzell Vineyards The grand dame of Burgundianstyle Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, since 1957. The site of many California firsts; a visit is a pilgrimage. 18596 Lomita Ave., Sonoma. Tour and tasting by appointment only, $45. 707.996.3860.

Littorai Wines The future of integrated, sustainable wine farms may be glimpsed through a window darkly, while Sonoma Coast Pinot and Chard are brilliant in the glass. Tour and tasting by appointment. In west Sebastopol, 707.823.9586. Passalacqua Winery Family-run, boasting good reds and Chardonnay as well as a fun wine-aroma kit to train your senses to identify common wine smells. Large deck, garden and vineyard. 3805 Lambert Bridge Road, Healdsburg. Open daily, 10am–5pm. 707.433.5575.

Roche Carneros Estate Chardonnay is king. 122 W Spain St, Sonoma. Open daily, 10am– 5pm. 707.935.7115.

Topel Winery Hailing from

Hopland, Topel offers estategrown Meritage and other wines in this well-appointed tasting room with casement windows open to the street, across from Oakville Grocery. Cedar, chicory, chocolate and brown spice–makes one hungry for a portobellomushroom-on-focaccia sandwich. 125 Matheson St., Hopland. Open daily, 11am– 7pm. Tasting fees, $5–$12. 707.433.4116.

Westwood Winery Wonky wine scientist crafts soil-driven wines of beguiling complexity from the promising Annadel Estate vineyard, on the western frontier of Sonoma Valley. Tucked away in historic downtown Sonoma, the handsomely furnished tasting salon is a casual setting for a serious sit-down tasting of food-friendly Pinot Noir and some of the most savory Rhône west of the Rhône. 11 E. Napa St., #3, Sonoma. Hours by appointment; tasting fee $10. 707.935.3246.

N A PA CO U N TY Castello di Amorosa Not only an “authentic Medieval Italian castle,” but authentically far more defensible than any other winery in Napa from legions of footmen in chain mail. In wine, there’s something for every taste, but don’t skip the tour of great halls, courtyards, cellars, and–naturally–an authentic dungeon. . 4045 N. St. Helena Hwy., Calistoga. 9:30am–5pm. Tasting fees, $10–$15; tours, $25–$30. Napa Neighbor discounts. 707.967.6272.

Fantesca Estate & Winery (WC) Set on land that was the dowry gift when Charles Krug married in 1860, this estate winery specializing in Cab features a wine-aging cave built right into the side of Spring Mountain. 2920 Spring Mountain Road, Napa. By appointment. 707.968.9229.

Grgich Hills Mike Grgich’s Chardonnays famously beat

the competition at the 1976 “Judgment of Paris” and the allestate winery is solar-powered and practices organic and biodynamic. 1829 St. Helena Hwy., Rutherford. Open daily, 9:30am–4:30pm. 707.963.2784.

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.

Round Pond Estate Estate Cabernet Sauvignon and Sauvignon Blanc served tableside on the terrace with scrumptious food pairings. Who can’t imagine cozying up next to the big gas-burning hearth, watching the sun set and savoring that Rutherford dusk? 875 Rutherford Road, Rutherford. Tastings by appointment daily, 11am to 4pm. $25. 888.302.2575.

Storybook Mountain Vineyards (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. 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.

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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Monticello Vineyards



The First and Last Place to Meet 902 MAIN ST, NAPA 707.258.2337 |


photo: Marilee Koll


After careers in government and banking, Jay Corley discovered the Napa Valley by way of Southern California, Virginia and points between. In the early 1980s, he built Monticello Vineyards in tribute to Jefferson, and sons Kevin and Chris continue the tradition, producing 15,000 cases in Napa’s Oak Knoll district. Styled after the original Monticello’s neoclassical architecture, minus the dome, the estate’s signature building is called the Jefferson House. The chief disappointment is that winetasting is not conducted in this administrative building, although the parklike picnic grounds offer visitors a pleasant space to enjoy the scene. Instead, classic rock from speakers hidden in the shrubbery beckons visitors to a small room in the winery’s production building, where the small staff present a comfortable, family-run winery atmosphere. Corley chose the south valley to focus on Burgundian varietals. The 2008 Estate Grown Chardonnay ($28) has a nutty, pecan-pie aroma and a sticky finish; the 2007 Estate Grown Pinot Noir ($38), a cherry-pie-filling aroma, with chicory spicing up fruity flavors. The 2007 Estate Grown Syrah ($38) is as pleasant as a Napa Syrah can be, but predictably upstaged by the Bordeaux varietals. Looking around, I wondered if someone had inadvisably worn perfume to a tasting room; the 2007 Estate Grown Merlot ($34) exudes a floral, plummy perfume, chocolate cordial cherry candy, while the sweet fruit is wrapped up tight on the finish. With cool, bay-tree aromas meeting warm-berry compote, the Corley Proprietary Red Wine ($55) lays raspberry and tea leaf flavors over sinewy, lingering tannins. Enjoying a home-grown American wine such as this, however, is nothing like paying tribute to the nation’s unlucky father of our wine culture—the sage of Monticello would surely have coveted it for his own cellar. Corley Family Napa Valley, 4242 Big Ranch Road, Napa. Open for tastings 10am to 4:30pm. $15. 707.253.2802, ext. 18. —James Knight


he Napa Valley of today is surely one continent and two centuries removed from the Virginia of Thomas Jefferson’s time, when an agrarian elite of wealthy landowners presided over vast, verdant plantations of monocultural crops. All the same, the ever-popular Founding Father would have found much to be excited about here. Like many successful persons before and since, the energetic politician, scholar and farmer became entranced with wine during his travels in France. Jefferson was the first to import cuttings from the vineyards of Europe, and although he’s more closely identified with a love of wine than any other American president, he had no success with his plantings at Monticello.

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Beams Of Honor Scheduled for completion next year, Napa’s 9-11 memorial is already causing a countywide buzz BY CHRISTINA JULIAN


he star-spangled group gathers, somewhat out of place given that it’s a week before Memorial Day. Some push ahead with restless anticipation to get a closer look, others hang back. The uniformed stand at attention, and even the mayor is here, decked out in stars and stripes. Someone shouts, “Can I touch it?”

On a flatbed truck, giant steel beams are packed tight, each revealing a clear notation, scrawled in chalk: “Napa.” If it weren’t for the charred, gnarly pieces that protrude at whim, one wouldn’t think to look twice at them. But these are no ordinary beams. They’re steel beams from the World Trade Center. Artist Gordon Huether walks through the crowd, and all eyes follow as he steps up to the truck. “It’s been quite a ride,” he says. REMEMBRANCE Artist Gordon Huether in his studio with a model of the planned 9-11 memorial sculpture.


he project originated in October 2009, when Darren Drake, fire marshal and division chief of the Napa Fire Department, received a communication from the September 11th Families’ Association, in concert with the New York and New Jersey Port Authority. The teaming offered local communities around the globe an opportunity to create regional 9-11 memorials utilizing actual steel from the World Trade Center. Drake responded with a formal application, a community coalition formed, and a year later, the group requested the six steel beams that will serve as the nucleus of the Napa 9/11 Memorial Garden. Local trucking company Biagi Brothers donated transport of the steel, which arrived in Napa from New York with a welcoming ceremony on May 21. Huether and landscape architect Gretchen Stranzl McCann each came into the project during its infancy and solidified their commitment by donating time and services pro bono. Huether went in person to New York Kennedy Airport’s 80,000-square-foot Hanger 17, where the steel was housed and archived as crime scene evidence. Given his expertise with largescale, site-specific installations, Huether is a natural choice for the sculpture. His hope for the project is as simple as it is grand. “I want to reach the heart and minds of the people that experience it,” he

says. “Everyone will take away something different, but what I hope for is an honoring of those victims. And not forgetting. A lot of people have given their lives to have the benefit of living in the way that we do.” But while the project has support well beyond the coalition and its many volunteers, there are those who aren’t as convinced of its merits.

‘What I hope for is an honoring of those victims. And not forgetting.’ The Napa Valley Register has been particularly critical of the project, disputing its relevance in a March 6 editorial: “A memorial in Napa for events in which no Napans lost their lives,” it read, “seems out of place in a city with no remembrance for its World War II dead or for those who fought and lost their lives in countless other foreign conflicts.” The newspaper’s editorial board went on to address the private sector, directly suggesting that donations be sent not to construct a 9-11 memorial—estimated to cost approximately $250,000—but to the “more worthy aim” of establishing a veterans memorial building or a VFW hall. Beyond financial concerns, local resident Marielle Coeytaux Britton isn’t certain the memorial is appropriate in the first place. “9-11 was extremely destructive,” she says. “We’re going to have to heal from this, but putting it out there in a physical form seems somehow contradictory to that healing. When a wound heals, it closes. A memorial reminding us

of the scar tissue may not be the best way of healing.” Amy Handler-Caldarola, a New York native who now resides in St. Helena, shares a different view. “The fact that this is being generated from artifacts from New York makes it more national,” she says. “While the center of this happened in New York, it affected the whole country. It happened on American soil. It’s meaningful that these [memorials] can be located in other places. As long as it’s done tastefully and integrated into the community, I’m not opposed to it.” From Fire Marshall Drake’s perspective, it’s for all these reactions that the memorial is important. “We [firefighters] have always had a legacy to remember those that came before us,” he says. “We are who we are because we remember our past.” As for Heuther’s view on the controversy? “That started with the Napa Valley Register doing an editorial without taking the time to gather their facts and information,” he says. “They were suggesting, for example, that the American Legion hall needed a paint job and a kitchen. And my response was, ‘Why don’t you put a committee together and make it happen?’ We’re not using city money or taxpayer money. It’s being raised from the private sector. An opportunity presented itself. I didn’t go out and the firefighters didn’t go out and say, you know, what we need is a 9-11 memorial. Sometimes things happen and you respond to them. We could have not raised our hand, I suppose, but good for Napa that we did.” Napa mayor Jill Techel speaks to the grassroots evolution of the effort. “This wasn’t a project that was on a list when you do longrange planning,” she admits. “But I think a community has to stay open for those organic projects that come forward that gather your citizens’ interest. And this one really did it, from the local trucking group that said, ‘If you do this, we’ll send the truck out and pick up the steel for you.’ And it has just had that sort of reaction, people volunteering

to be a part of it. I think that at that point, government is wise if they help people find a way to make it happen.” City councilmember Peter Mott views the venture as a “win” for the city. “We’re very enthusiastic about the memorial being here,” he says. “It’s a chance for us on the West Coast to reflect on what happened. It’s also one more piece of the puzzle that makes the city of Napa an interesting and desirable place to visit. Our city is experiencing a renaissance, and the 9-11 memorial only adds to that.”


ogether with the city council, the community coalition considered many options around how best to inhabit the memorial space. On May 17, the council approved a site on Main Street at Napa Creek, not far from the originally proposed location near Clinton and Brown streets. The new site better lent itself to the gardenlike setting and vertical sculpture the design team envisioned for the park. “A lot of the memorials you see are a piece that is simply placed in a public space and the scale is very grand,” says landscape architect McCann, “but what sets ours apart is that we are trying to create a garden that has this great human feel to it, with connectivity to some of the natural surroundings within this urban setting.” For Huether, the sculpture is a vehicle for explaining the events: “This project is not about me. I’m using artifacts from the World Trade Center to tell the story of 9-11.” He describes the beams as material with elements of both “beauty and ugly.” Given the glass and steel construction of the Twin Towers, Huether has decided to incorporate four panes of glass into the installation—one with the victims’ names etched, another with the history of 9-11 and a third describing how the memorial came to be in Napa. “The fourth is the Windows on the World, and also a reflection of opportunity,” he says. Coalition co-chairman Jim Asbury came on board

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Indeed it has. Nearly two years, 30 tons and 3,000 miles in the making, the steel will be put to use for a 9-11 memorial sculpture in downtown Napa, located just off Main Street near Napa Creek. A site dedication ceremony is scheduled for Sept. 11, 2011, with an estimated completion of the memorial set for spring of 2012. While some chide the effort and others champion it, the Napa 9/11 Memorial Garden sculpture stands to be one of the largest of its kind, stretching over 23 feet high and weighing over 60,000 pounds.

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TANGLED The World Trade Center Steel arrived in Napa still bearing some scars from the 9-11 attacks.

in December of 2010, donating his expertise from over 50 years’ experience as a contractor. Asbury sees the city’s geographic proximity to the attacks irrelevant, and the importance of the mission universal: “Remember, reflect and react,” he says. Project coordinator Micah Hinkle is equally enthused by the synergistic relationship between the city and the coalition. “The project is really exciting because it’s a public and private partnership,” Hinkle notes. “There was a community desire and an opportunity for the city to step in and help it along. It’s one of the first collaborations for a fullblown park.” The city has earmarked approximately $6,000 to cover staff time and augment shipping costs, while the estimated $250,000 necessary to complete the memorial is being raised from the private sector. In the upcoming months, volunteers will canvass community gatherings and hold fundraising events, all aimed at heightening awareness

and raising the necessary funds to finish the memorial. (A comprehensive site for the project’s progress is at www. With supporters at the ready, more volunteers than the organization can manage and the sheer magnitude of the 30-ton-andstill-growing sculpture, the Napa 9/11 Memorial Garden is buoyed by a mission that’s equally grand. Huether raises his proverbial American flag one last time. “This is a way to reflect on who we are, why we do the things we do and how we respond to things that happen in our world,” he says. “It’s about coming up from the ashes and standing up with dignity. We are alive. I see [the memorial] as one part somber and reflective and one part hope for the future.” Christina Julian lived and worked in New York City at the time of the Sept. 11 attacks. She now resides in Calistoga, working as a wine and food writer. Find her at

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Ladies, grab your gold hoops, hairspray, little black dress or whatever else it takes to make you feel like a star, and don’t forget your attitude. From Beyoncé to Rachel Berry, America has seen the rise and redefinition of the diva—a new role model for girls and women and a confident go-getter with all the sassy self-assurance of Glee’s Mercedes Jones and the fierceness worthy of Tyra Banks herself. Patricia V. Davis’ new book The Diva Doctrine aims to harness that concept and empower women of all ages; find Diva Davis herself at a reading and signing on Saturday, July 9, at Book Passage. 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. Free. 415.927.0960.


ALL OF COLBIE With two Grammy Awards and two further nominations under her belt, singer-songwriter Colbie Caillat has stayed at the top ever since her song “Bubbly” hit No. 5 on the Billboard Hot 100. Her new album, All of You, drops on July 12, but Caillat gives a sneak preview three days’ prior at the Mondavi Music Festival. Running through the summer, the festival also features David Foster and Friends (July 16), Chris Issak (July 23) and K. D. Lang & the Siss Boom Bang (July 30). Caillat plays Saturday, July 9, at Robert Mondavi Winery, 7801 St. Helena Hwy., Oakville. 7pm. $75–$205. 888.766.3284.

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Local music and local food? Yes, please. This weekend, Long Meadow Ranch and Winery teams up with the Outside Lands Festival to bring Nicki Bluhm and the Gramblers to its new event space. The evening centers around the fresh food of Farmstead restaurant and new chef Stephen Barber, as guests can choose between a farm-to-table meal and a picnic for four, each with wine. The meals come with different perks depending on price, ranging from winetasting to the morning-long “Napa Valley Dream Experience.” It all gets underway on Saturday, July 9, at Long Meadow Ranch Winery and Farmstead. 738 Main St., St. Helena. 4:30pm. $20–$200. 877.627.2645.


WIN-WIN Enjoying one of the region’s state parks while supporting it at the same time has never been so easy. This weekend, the Stewards of the Coast and Redwoods host a threequarter–mile Gourmet Hike at Armstrong Redwoods to benefit the park, which is among many threatened with closure. During the less-than-a-mile stretch, hikers can nosh on appetizers and wines; at the end of the walk, bands Edge of Town and Sticky Notes provide the musical backdrop to the meal’s final course and dessert. Head to the trail on Saturday, July 9, at Armstrong Redwoods National State Reserve. 17000 Armstrong Woods Road, Guerneville. 1–4:30pm. $35 per person; $65 for two. 707.869.9177.

—Justine McDaniel

HIGH AND INSIDE Giants great Orlando Cepeda appears July 6 at 142 Throckmorton. See Lectures, p34.

â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;MORE MONEY THAN TIMEâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Ellen Kaplan Cheekâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s credit-card-and-coin necklace is among the small works in Forestville.

Little Boxes

Large-scale Quicksilver show thinks small, small, small BY SUZANNE DALY


hysie Hornâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s interest in small things goes back to her childhood. At age ďŹ ve, she and her parents boarded a 41-foot wooden ketch and sailed from Connecticut to the South PaciďŹ c, through the Bahamas, the Caribbean and the Panama Canal. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Everything I had was small, because it had to ďŹ t

in a very tight space on the boat,â&#x20AC;? Horn says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Myself, I have always liked small.â&#x20AC;? This month, Horn, owner of the Quicksilver Mine Co., requires 56 artists to thinkâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;and createâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;inside the box for the upcoming exhibit â&#x20AC;&#x153;Boxed In: A Small Works Show.â&#x20AC;? All the pieces must ďŹ t into a 12cubic-inch box, a restriction that might prove difficult for some artists but one that has always piqued Hornâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s interest. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s an intrigue for me with things done in

miniature,â&#x20AC;? says Horn. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not too much mystery in big pieces.â&#x20AC;? Horn cites both cultural and economic factors in her decision to do a large show of small pieces. She had always enjoyed an annual exhibition of small works hosted by the California Museum of Art in Santa Rosa. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It came to me that it would be something fun to do,â&#x20AC;? she says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s nice to stir the pot.â&#x20AC;? Despite the amount of work involved in curating a multi-artist show, Horn realized that with the slow economy, more foot traffic

into the gallery would translate into more exposure for participants. The result is a mix of established and new artists who employ a vast range of media, uniďŹ ed only by the constraint of the box. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Boxed Inâ&#x20AC;? features paintings, pastels, ceramics, jewelry, sculpture, drawings, assemblage, etchings, prints, encaustic wax painting, gourds, reclaimed or recycled materials, collage, photography, mixed media, woodwork, tile work and even a small video sculpture which plays on a seven-inch screen. Artists include Todd Barricklow, Ken Berman, Tramaine de Senna, Holly Downing, Tony Spiers, Kathleen Youngquist and 50 others. Horn accepts that not all artists are comfortable working small, but relishes extending the challenge. â&#x20AC;&#x153;One of the reasons I call this show â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Boxed Inâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; is that I like the 12-by12 format; youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re kind of boxing people in. Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not letting them do what they do naturally to create a piece of artwork. They have to ďŹ t certain criteria.â&#x20AC;? Horn notes that many large-scale pieces start out as small studies, using sketches or photographs as models before expanding into a full-sized work. Still other artists embrace the challenge of working in a conďŹ ned space. Rhonda Trevethick, an assemblage artist participating in the show, enjoys the boxâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s conďŹ nement, noting that many pieces of art are never quite ďŹ nished due to the freedom to continually change elements. â&#x20AC;&#x153;A box is my best canvas,â&#x20AC;? says Trevethick. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It deďŹ nes boundaries for the inďŹ nite creative possibilities.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Boxed Inâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; runs July 9â&#x20AC;&#x201C;Aug. 14, with an opening reception on Saturday, July 9, from 4pm to 6pm, at Quicksilver Mine Co. 6671 Front St., Forestville. 11amâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;6pm, Thursdayâ&#x20AC;&#x201C; Monday. 707.887.0799.

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CONNECTION SPEED The most oftperformed Bard spoof gets an update for the Google generation.

Hark! The Park! Outdoor Shakespeare alive and revamped BY DAVID TEMPLETON

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espite assumptions to the contrary, there is theater in the park this summer in Sebastopol. When Sonoma County Repertory Theatre folded earlier this year, an immediate effort was made to ensure that its annual two-production festival in Ives Park would continue. The recently formed company Shakespeare Napa Valley (run by Jennifer King, formerly of the Rep) has now established a Sonoma County outreach, staging its shows both in Napa and Sebastopol. This new configuration kicked off last weekend with a shiny new staging of the unstoppably resilient Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged), in which three hapless,

underprepared actors (the inspired comedians Dan Saski, Dodds Delzell and Chad Yarish) attempt to stage every last one of the Bard’s plays in a single evening, making a merry mess of things in the process. Here’s the best part—this is The Complete Works 2.0. Yes, just when the beloved 24-year-old show by Adam Long, Daniel Singer and Jess Winfield is beginning to seem a tad dated—and definitely, ahem, overperformed (it is easily one of the most oft-staged shows on the planet)—along comes a series of clever updates from the original authors. The revisions are designed, in part, to bridge the gap between the pre-digital, pre-internet 1980s and the iPhonefriendly present. A bit about mixed-up index cards is now a much-funnier spoof of people who do scholarly research on Google. The portion of the show in which the bloody play Titus Andronicus is performed as if by Julia Child is now a less-specific (and even grislier) basic-cable cooking show. A few rewrites strengthen some of the weaker material from the original version, most prominently when the actors mash all of Shakespeare’s comedies into a single epic. In the original version, the actors merely recited the plot. Now, they act it out, with lines misappropriated from the Shakespeare versions. It’s much sillier and a whole lot fresher. Directed by Sharon Winegar, the production is furiously fast-paced (perhaps a little too fast-paced, in some cases, with words rushing past in a blur of near-gibberish), and the number of dazzling quick changes demanded of the cast appears to have doubled. The updated version may offer no new insights into the works of the world’s greatest playwright, but with the revision of this beloved spoof, audiences will find plenty of inspiration for laughter. ‘The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)’ runs Thursday– Sunday through July 17 at Ives Park (7400 Willow St., Sebastopol; 7pm; $20– $25; under 12 free) and July 26–28 at Veterans Memorial Park (Third and Main streets, Napa; 7pm; free). 707.256.7500.

BACKFIRE Children in Ringwood were known to eat the colorful toxic dirt because it tasted sweet.

Toxic Avengers ‘Mann v. Ford’ not for the faint of heart BY BLAKE MONTGOMERY


n the documentary Mann vs. Ford, the stories, statistics and images all beg the question, “Who let this happen?” The answer is obvious—Ford Motor Co.—but the path to justice is tortuous.

The film chronicles the effects of Ford Motor Company’s dumping of hundreds of thousands of tons of toxic waste from 1967 to 1971 in Ringwood, N.J., home of the Ramapough Native American tribe. At the time, Ford’s Mahwah plant in New Jersey was the largest automotive plant in the world, and its lead and arsenic contaminated the drinking water, air and soil of Ringwood. Cancer rates skyrocketed. Community members seldom lived over the age of 60. Through it all, Ringwood residents had no idea what was

Filmmakers Maro Chermayeff and James Redford appear after a screening of ‘Mann vs. Ford’ on Wednesday, July 6, at the Smith Rafael Film Center. 1118 Fourth St., San Rafael. 7pm. $10. 415.454.1222.

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happening. In fact, Ramapough children used to eat the colorful dirt because it tasted sweet. The affected community’s legal fight for recompense provides the heart, and title, of Mann v. Ford. The story easily fills two hours, attacking the problem from racial, ecological, biological and socioeconomic angles. Negative sociological factors affecting the Ramapough compounded the damage, leading to decades of inaction, disease and death. Unfortunately, about two-thirds of the way through, the story derails for about 10 minutes to profile the leading lawyer, Vicki Gilliam. Her empathy for the Ramapough’s predicament stems from her own past hardships at the hands of environmental contamination, but the film digresses further into her struggles as a teenage mother. Eventually, Gilliam pulls herself up and becomes a lawyer. Yes, her story is heartwarming— but is it relevant? Several other lawyers worked on the case, many experts prepared testimony, and none receive the same amount of attention. In a movie so otherwise well-constructed, this break is jarring, seems artificial and cheapens the gravity of the Ramapough’s story by cramming in another narrative for emotional shock value only. Emotional shock value is not what the issue is about; it’s about injustice that all but destroyed a community, which is where the film keeps its focus best. One measure of the quality of a documentary is how well the story tells itself, and on this front, Mann vs. Ford succeeds admirably. Some of the most memorable images in Mann v. Ford are those of cars with gleaming new paint jobs. Different people provide the voiceovers, and each tells a damning story about Ford and its waste. The message of the contradiction between the two is clear: the cost of such an illusion of glamor is too high.


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Film capsules by Nicholas Berandt and Richard von Busack.

NEW MOVIES Horrible Bosses (R; 98 min.) Jason Bateman, Jennifer Aniston, Jamie Foxx, Kevin Spacey and Colin Farrell co-star in dark comedy about three friends who conspire to murder their bosses. (NB) Mann v. Ford (NR; 105 min.) Documentary looks at the toxic aftermath of Ford’s Mahwah plant in New Jersey. See review, p25.

The Trip (NR; 107 min.) Michael Winterbottom (Tristram Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story) directs British comedians Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon on a tour of Northern England’s finer restaurants. Watch for their dueling Michael Caine impressions. At the Rafael. (NB)

The Zookeeper (PG-13; 104 min.)




Santa Rosa (707) 522-0330

Poor Kevin James stars as lonely-guy zookeeper Griffin Keyes aided by a talking menagerie who teach him nature’s mating rituals to help him win his dream girl. With the voices of Nick Nolte, Cher, Don Rickles, Adam Sandler and Sylvester Stallone. (NB)

ALSO PLAYING The Art of Getting By (PG-13; 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)

Buck (PG; 88 min.) Documentary about real-life horse whisperer Buck Brannaman who was the inspiration for the acclaimed film. (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) Kung Fu Panda 2 (PG; 95 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 Hoffman, Angelina Jolie, Seth Rogen and Jackie Chan. (NB)

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 publicspeaking instructor (Julia Roberts). Directed by Hanks, who also cowrote with Nia Vardalos (My Big Fat Greek Wedding). (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) 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)

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) 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)

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)

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) X-Men: First Class (PG-13; 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)


Concerts SONOMA COUNTY Foundry Festival Live music on the river with Easy Leaves, Alison Harris & the Barn Owls, Greenhouse, Piezoelectric Effect, the Mighty Groove and Hot Club of Marin. Jul 9 at 2. Free. Aqus Cafe, 189 H St, Petaluma. 707.778.6060.

Friday Night Live Live music every Fri at 7. Jul 8, Monophonics. Free. Cloverdale Plaza, Cloverdale Boulevard between First and Second streets, Cloverdale. 707.894.4410.

Friday Night Music Live music weekly, Fri at 5. Jul 8, Steve Pile Duo (rock). $5. Michel-Schlumberger Winery. 4155 Wine Creek Rd, Healdsburg. 800.447.3060.

Landmark Concerts Free live music and winery activities Sat, 1 to 4. Jul 9, Chi McClean. Landmark Vineyards, 101 Adobe Canyon Rd, Kenwood. 707.833.0053.

Live at Juilliard Summertime music downtown every Sun, 5 to 7. Jul 10, Miss Kitty and Big Dogs. Free. Juilliard Park, 227 Santa Rosa Ave, Santa Rosa. 707.543.3225.

Reverend Horton Heat Rockabilly luminaries joined by Swingin’ Utters in 21-plus

show. Jul 6 at 8. $20. Phoenix Theater, 201 Washington St, Petaluma. 707.762.3565.

Shotgun Wedding Quintet Jazz and hip-hop outfit celebrate release of new CD with opener Forrest Day. Jul 8 at 9. $15. Hopmonk Tavern, 230 Petaluma Ave, Sebastopol. 707.829.7300.

Summer Nights Every Thurs at 6. July 7, Gator Beat. Free. Windsor Town Green, Bell Road and McClelland Drive, Windsor.

Tuesdays in the Plaza Free summer concerts every Tues, 6 to 8. Jul 12, Rick Estrin and Nightcats. Downtown Plaza, Healdsburg Avenue and Matheson Street, Healdsburg. 707.431.3301.

MARIN COUNTY BBQ on the Lawn Grilled meat, cool beer and good-time music. Every Sun at 4. Jul 10, Petty Theft. Rancho Nicasio, Town Square, Nicasio. 415.662.2219.

Community Jam Annual BeeKee scholarship fundraiser doubles as Kimrea’s CD release party for “Secret Room.” Jul 8 at 8. $10-$22. 142 Throckmorton Theatre, 142 Throckmorton Ave, Mill Valley. 415.383.9600.

Orquestra la Moderna Tradicion Traditional Latin music, fused

NAPA COUNTY Colbie Caillat Bubbly singer appears at Mondavi music series. Jul 9 at 5. $60-$205. Robert Mondavi Winery, 7801 St Helena Hwy, Oakville, 1.866.777.8932.

Jefferson Starship Paul Kantner and friends reinvigorate folk classics. Linda Imperial Band open. Jul 9 at 8. $35. Uptown Theatre, 1350 Third St, Napa. 707.259.0123.

Music, Dance & Didjeridu Afternoon of music from around the world hosted by Stephen Kent. Jul 10 at 2. $12-$15. Napa Valley Opera House, 1030 Main St, Napa. 707.226.7372.

Ottmar Liebert & Luna Negra Composer and guitarist and his band explore Nouveau Flamenco. Jul 12 at 8. $25-$30. Napa Valley Opera House, 1030 Main St, Napa. 707.226.7372.

Clubs SONOMA COUNTY A’Roma Roasters Jul 8, Mike Ehlers (acoustic). Jul 9, EZ Kewl (jazz). 95 Fifth St, Santa Rosa. 707.576.7765.

Aqus Cafe Jul 9, Foundry Festival (see

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CALIFORNIA FACE Teenage Sweater play July 10 at the Arlene Francis Center.

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Arlene Francis Theater Jul 8, the Crux, Tequila Mockingbird Orchestra, Beso Negro, Rags, Jughead, Hot Club Beelzebub. Jul 9, Thugz. Jul 10, Teenage Sweater, Spacehunter, Massive Moth, Soft Tags, YYU. Jul 11, Goodriddler, Hosannas, Winnie Byrd, Sharky Coast. 99 Sixth St, Santa Rosa. 707.528.3009.

Aubergine Wed at 7, open mic. Jul 7, Zach Deputy. Jul 8, Wooster. Jul 9, Sol Horizon. Jul 10, Bounce Rock Skate (Epic Rollerskating Party). 755 Petaluma Ave, Sebastopol. 707.829.2722.

Christyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s on the Square Every Wed, Gallery Wednesdays (live painting and DJs). 96 Old Courthouse Square, Santa Rosa.

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Jul 8, Model Mayhem (see Events). Jul 9, DJ Sykwidit. 501 Mendocino Ave, Santa Rosa.

Flamingo Lounge Wed and Thurs, karaoke. Fri and Sat, live music. Jul 8-9, UB707. Sun, salsa with lessons. Tues, swing night with lessons. 2777 Fourth St, Santa Rosa. 707.545.8530.

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Jul 6, Jim Adams (jazz guitar). Jul 9, Marshall, Bolt and Harr (Americana). Jul 12, Sonny Lowe & the HiTones (blues). Every Tues, blues with Sonny Lowe. 1899 Mendocino Ave, Santa Rosa. 707.544.2491.


220 Western Avenue, Petaluma 707-775-4717

Jul 9 at 3:30, Carl & Paul Green. 1910 Sebastopol Rd, Santa Rosa.

Highland Dell Jul 8, Johnny Rawls. 21050 River Blvd, Monte Rio. 707.865.2300.

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Jul 7, Juke Joint with Outersect, Damian and Eldo. Jul 8, Shotgun Wedding Quintet (see Concerts). Jul 9, Dirty Diamonds, Dirt Floor Band. Jul 10, the White Buffalo (indie). Mon, Monday Night Edutainment. 230 Petaluma Ave, Sebastopol. 707.829.7300.

Hotel Healdsburg Jul 8, Stephanie Ozer and Jim Passarell Duo. Jul 9, Lee Charlton Trio. 25 Matheson St, Healdsburg. 707.431.2800.

Street Jams Roots: Americana brings hootenanny downtown When Raissa de la Rosa decided to throw a hootenanny, she wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t sure where to start. Where she ended, naturally, was with Joshua Stithem, a local musician whoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been presenting North Bay Hootenanny events to wild acclaim for years. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I really wanted to do something that fit more into the downtown brand to replace the First Friday Artwalk,â&#x20AC;? says de la Rosa, who with Santa Rosaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Economic Development has organized many other on-the-street events. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think [the Hootenanny] speaks to the flavor here and the street-life opportunities.â&#x20AC;? Once a month from July through October, Roots: Americana will fill Courthouse Square with local folk and bluegrass artists, a facilitated jam area and a music kiosk named for Aaron Milligan-Green, who pushed for the passing of the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s street-musician ordinance. Whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s it like for Stithem, who got his start hosting shows in an empty barn in southwest Santa Rosa, to go city-approved after years in the underground? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Not bad, not bad. They deserve super big props for searching for this kind of thing,â&#x20AC;? says Stithem, who cites the Handcar Regatta as an inspiration to go bigger. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I hope itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a trend. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been in Santa Rosa for a while, and I feel like this is a change.â&#x20AC;? Roots: Americana features Old Jawbone, the Blushing Roulettes (above) and the Tequila Mockingbird Orchestra on Saturday, July 9, in Santa Rosaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Courthouse Square. 4â&#x20AC;&#x201C;7pm. Free. 707.326.5274.â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Leilani Clark

Lagunitas Tap Room Jul 6, the HillWilliams with Pammie Lowe. Jul 7, the Courtney Janes. Jul 8, the HOTS. Jul 9, Ainâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t Misbehavinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;. Jul 10, Sugar Moon. Jul 13, WishBones.

1280 N McDowell Blvd, Petaluma. 707.778.8776.

Last Day Saloon Jul 6, North Bay Hootenannyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Pick-Me-Up Revue. Jul 8, DJ Dance Night with Matt McKillop. Jul 9, Cream of

Clapton, Piece of My Heart (rock). Mon, karaoke. 120 Fifth St, Santa Rosa. 707.545.2343. Jul 6, Reverend Horton Heat, Swingin’ Utters (see Concerts). Jul 7, All Or Nothing, Dressed In White, Chasing Truth, and others. Jul 8, And Came Back Brutal, My Bloodshed Kills, In Dismemberance, Escalon. Jul 9, Goodriddler, Daytes, Triptych, In Possession, Headlands. 201 Washington St, Petaluma. 707.762.3565.

Rio Nido Roadhouse Jul 9, Sun Kings. 14540 Canyon 2 Rd, Rio Nido. 707.869.0821.

Russian River Brewing Co Jul 9, Old Jawbone. Jul 10, Solid Air. 725 Fourth St, Santa Rosa. 707.545.BEER.

Spancky’s Jul 8, Walt the Dog. Jul 9, Kanabul Kingz. 8201 Old Redwood Hwy, Cotati. 707.664.0169.

Stout Brothers Jul 6, Robert Herrera. Jul 9, Terry Savastano (folk rock). 527 Fourth St, Santa Rosa. 707.636.0240.


Southern Pacific Smokehouse

Jul 6, Faith Winthrop. Jul 7, Eldon Brown and friends. Jul 12, James Moseley and friends. 4 Bayview St, San Rafael. 415.457.3993.

Jul 6, Philip Claypool and friends. Jul 7, Nolan Gasser Band. Jul 8, Eoin Harrington. Jul 12, Johnny Smith and Dave Bell. 224 Vintage Way, Novato. 415.899.9600.

Peri’s Silver Dollar Jul 7, Acacia Collective. Jul 8, Soul Pie. Jul 13, Miracle Mule. 29 Broadway, Fairfax. 415.459.9910.

Station House Cafe Jul 10, Stephen Tamborski. 11180 State Route 1, Pt Reyes Station. 415.663.1515.

Presidio Yacht Club Jul 7, Lonestar Retrobates. Jul 8, Brewnell Band. Jul 9, the Pulsators. Fort Baker, Sausalito. 415.332.2319.

Rancho Nicasio Jul 8, Jonathan Edwards (singer-songwriter). Jul 9, Rubber Souldiers (Beatles jam). Town Square, Nicasio. 415.662.2219.

Sausalito Seahorse Wed, Tengo Tango. Jul 8, George Lammam Ensemble. Jul 9, Doc Kraft. Jul 10, Fito y Su Ritmo y Armonia. Sun at 4, Salsa-lito. Tues, Noel Jewkes and friends (jazz jam). 305 Harbor View Dr, Sausalito.

Servino Ristorante Jul 7, Adrian Costa, Los Reyes Delko. Jul 8, Hands on Fire, Blues Burner. Jul 9, Michael Bohemian. 9 Main St, Tiburon. 415.435.2676.


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

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Ana’s Cantina

Kyle Martin

Fri-Sat, live music. 1205 Main St, St Helena. 707.963.4921.

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

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



Wed at 7, jam session. Jul 9, Duran Duran Duran. 530 Main St, Napa. 707.251.5833.

Uva Trattoria Wed, 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.

George’s Nightclub Wed, standup comedy (see Comedy). Jul 8, Zoo Station, Stung. Jul 9, Lydia Pense and Cold Blood. 842 Fourth St, San Rafael. 415.226.0262.

19 Broadway Club Jul 6 at 6, Buddy Owen; at 9, Bone Dweller. Jul 8, Tony Rebel, Queen Ifrica. Jul 9, Clusterfunk. Jul 10 at 5, Dave Getz and friends (jazz); at 9, Buddy Owen. Jul 12 at 6, Jeb Brady Band. 19 Broadway, Fairfax. 415.459.1091.

Old Western Saloon

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

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8:00 PM | $10 | BLUES, FOLK

Pete Anderson + Alison Harris 7/21

Gillian Welch She finally put out a new record! She finally put out a new record! She finally did! Jul 7 at the Warfield.

8:30 PM | $15 | ROCK

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George Clinton

Love Fool

Parlaiment Funkadelic “birthday funkathon” now sadly bereft of diaper-wearing guitarist. Jul 7-10 at Yoshi’s SF.

(90's party dance band)

Washed Out Chillwave synth-pop sensation with upcoming Sup Pop debut. Jul 9 at the Great American Music Hall.

David Bazan

Jul 8, Crosscut Blues Band. Jul 9, the Rev Tones. Main Street, Pt Reyes Station. 415.663.1661.

Pedro the Lion frontman famously wrestling with Christianity, alcohol. Jul 13 at the Independent.

Palm Ballroom

Really? A reunion? The decline of Western civilization, indeed. Jul 13 at the New Parish.

Jul 7, Solid Air. Jul 8, the Hellhounds. Jul 9, Mostly Simply Bluegrass with Blue & Lonesome. Jul 10, Sean Carscadden and Marty O’Reilly. 100 Yacht Club Dr, San Rafael.

9:30 PM | $10/13 | ROCK

Cream of Clapton

142 Throckmorton Theatre Jul 8, Community Jam (see Concerts). Jul 9, Danny Click. Jul 10, Eos Ensemble, Daniela Mack. 142 Throckmorton Ave, Mill Valley. 415.383.9600.

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

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7/30 8:30 PM | $15/20 The Ultimate Girls Night OUt with

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Playgirl Male Review Dj Dance Party after Show

HAPPY HOUR 4 - 7 PM all shows are 21+ unless noted for reservations: 707.545.5876

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BUSYBODY Stern Grove, Central Park,

Hopmonk: where next for MC Dublin?

Bombing the Bay Shotgun Wedding Quintet go noir on new album BY EMILY HUNT


own-and-out San Franciscans who want nothing more than to sulk into a dive bar and sip their whiskies sinisterly may find saving grace in the Shotgun Wedding Quintet’s sophomore album, Tales from the Barbary Coast. The Shotgun Wedding Quintet utilize jazz arrangements in decidedly 21st-century ways, and much like San Francisco itself, Barbary Coast creates an obscenely cool blend of modern and traditional. In the album’s first gem, “Bridge and Tunnel,” MC Dublin aptly describes the sordid affairs and walks of shame that pervade North Beach on Sunday mornings, accompanied by steamy

Spanish guitar riffs and hip-hop’s trademark stomp and clamp. One of the album’s later tunes, “White Night Riot,” includes a mocking political commentary on religious homophobia, which, production-wise, could easily be the most disorienting in the entire collection, combining a brushdrum jazz beat with electronic distortion for an entropic feel. The mere process of getting MC Dublin on the phone for an interview can be entropic in itself. Amidst the release of the album, the Jazz Mafia’s debut at Stern Grove and other forms of what Dublin deems a “cluster you-knowwhat,” the band’s frontman finally picks up after the third call. “What was interesting to me was that I was very pessimistic about the whole ‘let’s go into a tunnel and record’ thing. But I was completely won over. You can’t recreate the way it sounded; it was so rugged and so raw . . . ,” Dublin begins and promptly trails off. “Give me one moment, give me 20 seconds, I’m so sorry.” He returns after about 15 seconds of muffled voices in the background, which becomes a common theme throughout the interview: hectic energy, it seems, is partly why the Jazz Mafia collective is so successful. “The recordings I love are rugged, with blemished mistakes and crusty sounds,” Dublin continues. Such coarse charm carries through Barbary Coast, in which the group evokes the idiosyncrasies of the city they call home—rife with visions of pirates, beautiful women, bad trips, cheap hotels and innumerable other poetic vignettes. “We’d been talking about making a record like this for years,” Dublin says. “Lyrically, I wanted to play on the mystique. We wanted to play on the imaginative place, a place that really doesn’t exist. It’s a haunting city, and in this record we tried to make a sound that’s very mysterious and dark, but beautiful. That’s San Francisco.” The Shotgun Wedding Quintet celebrate the release of ‘Tales from the Barbary Coast’ on Friday, July 8, at Hopmonk Tavern. 230 Petaluma Ave., Sebastopol. 9pm. $15. 707.829.7300.

Galleries OPENINGS Jul 8 From 5 to 8pm. Art Works Downtown, “Clay & Beyond,” work by several artists. 1337 Fourth St, San Rafael. 415.451.8119..

Jul 9 From 4 to 6pm. Quicksilver Mine Co., “Boxed In: A Small Works Show,” variety of art by 56 artists. Thurs-Mon, 11 to 6. 6671 Front St, Forestville. 707.887.0799. From 4 to 7pm. Gallery One, “Four Exhibits in One.” 209 Western Ave, Petaluma. 707.778.8277.

Jul 10 From 2 to 4pm. Marin Society of Artists, “Open Fine Arts Show,” a juried exhibit. 30 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, Ross. 415.454.9561.

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

Branscomb Gallery Ongoing, oils by Ralph Beyer, collages by Edmund Dechant, sculptures by Sharyn Desideri and watercolors and etchings by James D Mayhew. Daily, 11 to 4. 1588 Eastshore Rd, Bodega Bay. 707.875.3388.

Cafe Gratitude Through Oct 31, “The Nand Collection,” an exhibition of Himalayan art and antiques. Daily, 9 to 9. 206 Healdsburg, inside Olive Leaf, Healdsburg. 707.723.4461.

Charles M Schulz Museum Through Oct 2, “A Change of Scene: Schulz Sketches from Abroad.” Through Dec 11, “Pop’d from the Panel,” parallel

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worlds of fine art and commercial art. Jul 13-Nov 28, “The Games Children Play.” $5$8. Mon-Fri, noon to 5; SatSun, 10 to 5. 2301 Hardies Lane, Santa Rosa. 707.579.4452.

art by 56 artists. Reception, Jul 9, 4 to 6. Thurs-Mon, 11 to 6. 6671 Front St, Forestville. 707.887.0799.

Gallery One

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.

Through Aug 21, “Four Exhibits in One” with “Lines of Sight,” work of Ann Baldwin, “Sonoma Bounty,” work of Elizabeth Perkins,” “New Work” by Sandra Speidel and “Olga’s Bag of Tricks,” work by Olga Storms. Reception, Jul 9, 4 to 7. 209 Western Ave, Petaluma. 707.778.8277.

Sebastopol Center for the Arts

Sebastopol Gallery

Through 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.

Hammerfriar Gallery

Slaughterhouse Space

Graton Gallery

Through Aug 6, “Throat: An Installation” with Hamlet Mateo. Tues-Fri, 10 to 6. Sat, 10 to 5. 132 Mill St, Ste 101, Healdsburg. 707.473.9600.

Journey Center Gallery Through Aug 31, “Sacred Circle Art,” illuminated mandalas of Caterina Martinico and Patricia Waters. Mon-Fri, 9 to 5; weekend hours by appointment. 1601 Fourth St, Santa Rosa. 707.578.2121.

Local Color Gallery Through Aug 4, “A Visual Feast,” landscape oil paintings by Jody Shipp. Daily, 10 to 5. Closed Wednesdays. 1580 Eastshore Rd, Bodega Bay. 707.875.2744.

Local Folkal Ongoing, co-op artists’ work. Tues-Sun, 10 to 5. 117 N Cloverdale Blvd, Cloverdale. 707.894.8920.

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

Petaluma Arts Center Through Jul 24, “Fire/Ice,” a multimedia exhibition. 230 Lakeville St at East Washington, Petaluma. 707.762.5600.

Quicksilver Mine Company Through Aug 14, “Boxed In: A Small Works Show,” variety of

Through Sep 10, “Sensory 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.” Gertrud Parker and Peter Selz in conversation, July 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.

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TOOTHLESS HICCUP ‘How to Train Your Dragon’ screens at the DeTurk Round Barn in Santa Rosa on July 8. See Film, adjacent.

Arts Events Reception, Jul 8, 5 to 8. TuesSat, 10 to 5. 1337 Fourth St, San Rafael. 415.451.8119.

Bolinas Museum 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. ALL DOOR TIMES 9PM

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Donna Seager Gallery Through Jul 30, group show. Through Aug 15, “Summer Salon,” work 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 Through Aug 7, “Outside the Lines,” annual members show. Wed-Mon, 11 to 5. 11101 Hwy 1, Pt Reyes Station. 415.663.1347.

Marin Arts Council Gallery Ending 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.

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Marin Society of Artists Through Aug 6, “Open Fine Arts Show,” a juried exhibit. Reception, Jul 10, 2 to 4. MonThurs, 11 to 4; Sat-Sun, 12 to 4. 30 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, Ross. 415.454.9561.

O’Hanlon Center for the Arts Through Jul 28, “Puttin’ on the Glitz,” mixed-media group show. Tues-Sat, 10 to 2; also by appointment. 616 Throckmorton Ave, Mill Valley. 415.388.4331.

NAPA COUNTY Ca’Toga Galleria D’Arte Ongoing, murals, ceramics and wood sculptures by Carlo Marchiori. Thurs-Mon, 11 to 6. 1206 Cedar St, Calistoga. 707.942.3900.

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.

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

Ongoing, evolving exhibition of Gordon Huether’s fine art. 1821 Monticello Rd, Napa. 707.255.5954.

Graeser Winery Ongoing, “Inside/Outside,” steel sculpture by Homer Johnson. Daily, 10 to 5. 255 Petrified Forest Rd, Calistoga. 707.942.4437.

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

Napa County Historical Society Gallery Through Aug 30, “In Pictures: Napa 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 Ending 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.

Comedy Will Franken Comedian with highly developed sense of the

Camp Cooking Basics

Writerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Sampler

Calistoga Art Walk

Beyond campfire-cooked weenies on a stick. Jul 6 at 7. Free. REI Corte Madera, 213 Corte Madera Town Center, Corte Madera. 415.927.1938.

Cartoonist-inResidence Second Sat monthly at 1, meet, watch and talk to professional cartoonists. Jul 9, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Maximusâ&#x20AC;? creator Frank Roberson. Free. Charles M Schulz Museum, 2301 Hardies Lane, Santa Rosa. 707.579.4452.

Le Petit Marche French outdoor market right here at home. Jul 10, 9 to 3. Free. Marin Center, 10 Avenue of the Flags, San Rafael. 415.499.6800.

Lowrider Show

Lively workshops for writers, Mon at 7. Jul 11, â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Many Faces of Memoir: Finding Style and Structure That Works for Youâ&#x20AC;? with Clara Rosemarda. $15. Sebastopol Center for the Arts, 6780 Depot St, Sebastopol. 707.829.4797.

Food & Drink Eating 4 Health Cooking demo celebrates summer berries. Jul 10, noon to 1. Free. Bauman College, 10151 Main St, Ste 128, Penngrove, RSVP. 707.794.8782.

Scrape your slammed ride over to first annual car, music and art festival. Jul 9, 11 to 8. Free. Franklin Park, 2095 Franklin Ave, Santa Rosa. 707.591.1754.

Food Truck Picnics

Model Mayhem

Lunchtime in the Sculpture Garden

Runway fashion show and model search presented by Hooligan entertainment. Jul 8 at 8:30. $10. Chrome Lotus, 501 Mendocino Ave, Santa Rosa.

San Rafael Art Walk Second Fri monthly, 5 to 8, galleries and retailers host artists and artwork, receptions and entertainment. Downtown San Rafael, Fifth and A streets, San Rafael.

Share Fair Live music, arts, crafts, food, beer, a â&#x20AC;&#x153;share zoneâ&#x20AC;? where participants can exchange items they no longer need,

Every Tues, 4 to 8, food trucks gather to offer their wares. Spring Lake Park, 391 Violetti Dr, Santa Rosa. 707.539.8092.

Weekly activities and crepes every Thurs through Sep 29. 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.

Wednesday Night Market Farmers market and street

Wed, 4 to 8. Through Sep. Bolinas Park, 124 Bolinas Rd, Fairfax. 415.472.6100.

The first ShareFair! Sunday, July 10th 11-4pm

Point Reyes Farmers Market Every Sat, 9 to 1, through Nov 5. Tobyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Feed Barn, 11250 Hwy 1, Pt Reyes Station.

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Field Trips Redwood Row Tour Two-block historic walking tour. Jul 9, 10am to noon. $5$10. Downtown Napa, Franklin and Laurel streets, Napa. 707.255.1836.

Salt Point Walks Meet at Gerstlle Cove visitor center, walk the bluffs, explore coastal trails on two-hour hike. Free. Jul 10, 10 to noon. Salt Point State Park, Highway 1, Jenner. 707.847.3437.


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First Thurs, 5 to 7, follow the signs and view art with strolling tour of shops and galleries. Free. Downtown Calistoga, Lincoln Ave, Calistoga. 707.225.1003.

Celebrate Japanese culture at 57th annual event featuring food, bonsai, martial arts demonstrations, plant sale and more. Jul 10, 10 to 5. Free. Enmanji Buddhist Temple, 1200 Gravenstein Hwy S, Sebastopol. 707.823.2252.

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Workshops, expert panel discussions, vendors, raffle prizes, food and beverages. Jul 9, 10 to 4. Free. Sonoma Garden Park, 19990 Seventh St E, Sonoma. 707.996.0712, ext 115.

Sun at 10am, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Eat Local 101â&#x20AC;? 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.

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Get your mingle on. Jul 10, 3 to 5. $10. Plaza Bistro, 420 First St E, Sonoma. 415.507.9962.

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Mark Pitta hosts ongoing evenings with established comics and up-and-comers. Tues at 8. $15-$20. 142 Throckmorton Theatre, 142 Throckmorton Ave, Mill Valley. 415.383.9600.


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fair features live music and entertainment every Wed, 5 to 8, through Aug 31. Free. Downtown Santa Rosa, Fourth and B streets, Santa Rosa.


and a â&#x20AC;&#x153;repair zoneâ&#x20AC;? for broken treasures. Jul 10, 11 to 4. Free. Share Exchange, 531 Fifth St, Santa Rosa.



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The Big Uneasy Comedian and filmmaker Harry Shearer screens and discusses his documentary about flooding in New Orleans. Jul 11 at 7:15. $12-$15. Smith Rafael Film Center, 1118 Fourth St, San Rafael. 415.454.1222.

DeTurk Movies Bring a blanket for movies after dark, Fri evenings. Jul 8, â&#x20AC;&#x153;How to Train Your Dragon.â&#x20AC;? Free. DeTurk Round Barn, Decker and Prince streets, Santa Rosa, jordanpoling@

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Beatles Jam featuring David Gans and The Rowan Brothers 8:30pm

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Arts Events in Northern Italy. Jul 12 at 7. $10. Ions, 101 San Antonio Rd, Petaluma. 707.921.7081.

8:45–9:45am; 5:45–6:45pm Jazzercise Singles & Pairs Square Dance Club 8:45–9:45am; 5:45–6:45pm Jazzercise Circle ‘n Squares Square Dance Club New Dancer Class Plus Dancing 8:45–9:45am Jazzercise SALSA LESSON with Ballroom, Latin & Swing Dance hosted by California Ballroom $10 Sat, Jul 9 8–9am; 9:15–10:15am Jazzercise 11:30am–1:30pm SCOTTISH CHALLENGE DANCE with Gary Thomas 7pm Circle ‘N Squares HOEDOWN Sun, Jul 10 8:30–9:30am Jazzercise 10:30–11:30am Zumba Fitness with Anna 1:30–3:30pm VINTAGE DANCE with Gary Thomas 5:30–9:30pm DJ Steve Luther COUNTRY WESTERN LESSONS & DANCING $10 Mon, Jul 11 8:45–9:45am; 5:45–6:45pm Jazzercise Tues, Jul 12 8:45–9:45am; 5:45–6:40pm Jazzercise 7:30–9pm African & World Music Dance featuring West African & Congolese Dance with live Drumming $13

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Book Passage

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

In Our Name A woman struggles to deal with the emotional costs of war. Jul 9 at 7. $10. Jarvis Conservatory, 1711 Main St, Napa. 707.255.5445.

Mann V. Ford Filmmakers Maro Chermayeff and James Redford screen and discuss their documentary focusing on one of America’s largest toxic waste cases. Jul 6 at 7. $10.50. Smith Rafael Film Center, 1118 Fourth St, San Rafael. 415.454.1222.

Movies in the Park Free family entertainment with weekly featured film, activities, live music, BBQ and more every Fri at 6:30. Jul 8, “Shrek.” Lucchesi Park, 320 N McDowell Blvd, Petaluma. www.

Swan Lake

Wed, Jul 6 7–11pm Thur, Jul 7 7:15–11pm 7:15–8:45pm 8:45–10pm Fri, Jul 8 7:30–11pm

Discovery Museum, Fort Baker, 557 McReynolds Rd, Sausalito. 415.339.3942.

fans to discuss weekly topics. Jul 14, “Associative Economics Cafe: Inside the Federal Reserve.” $3 donation. Coffee Catz, 6761 Sebastopol Ave, Sebastopol. 707.292.5281.

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Tchaikovsky’s haunting music comes to life with performance by Bolshoi Ballet of Moscow. Jul 7 at 7; Jul 10 at 1. $15-$18. Smith Rafael Film Center, 1118 Fourth St, San Rafael. 415.454.1222.

Vine of the Soul Documentary about a doctor and an accountant who experience life-altering epiphanies when they drink a psychoactive brew. Jul 6 at 7. $10. Ions, 101 San Antonio Rd, Petaluma. 707.921.7081.

For Kids Olga Loya Latina storyteller uses a dramatic mix of Spanish, English, puppetry, music and dance. Jul 9 at 2. $5-$10. Occidental Center for the Arts, Graton Road and Bohemian Highway, Occidental, Reservations. 707.874.9392.

Summer Sunsets Music series for kids, Fri evenings, 5 to 7. Jul 8, Rhythm Child. $5-$12. Bay Area

Michael Sandler discusses the “RunBare Approach.” Jul 6 at 7:30. Free. REI Santa Rosa, Southside Shopping Center, 2715 Santa Rosa Ave, Santa Rosa. 707.540.9025.

Bike Maintenance Basics Tune up your own sweet ride. Jul 12 at 7. Free. REI Santa Rosa, Southside Shopping Center, 2715 Santa Rosa Ave, Santa Rosa. 707.540.9025.

Burbank Lecture Series Monthly garden and history lectures Tues at 7. Jul 12, “Garden Insects: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly” with Botany enthusiast Rachel Spaeth. $10. Luther Burbank Home & Gardens, Santa Rosa Avenue at Sonoma Avenue, Santa Rosa. 707.524.5445.

Camp Cooking Basics Learn to cook yummy meals outdoors. Jul 6 at 7. Free. REI Corte Madera, 213 Corte Madera Town Center, Corte Madera, 414.927.1938.

Jul 6 at 7, “Hell On Two Wheels” with Amy Snyder. Jul 7 at 7, “Ladies and Gentlemen” with Adam Ross. Jul 8 at 7, “Game of Lies” with Rebecca Cantrell. Jul 9 at 7, “The Diva Doctrine” with Patricia V Davis. Jul 11 at 7, “Discover the Gift” with Shajen Joy Aziz and Demian Lichtenstein. Jul 12, Marin Poetry Center Summer Traveling Show with various poets. Jul 13 at 7, “Dreams of the Dead” with Perri O’Shaughnessy. 51 Tamal Vista Blvd, Corte Madera. 415.927.0960.

Theater Arte es Medicina “Art Is Medicine” premiere and party. Jul 9, 7 to 9. $5-$20. Imaginists Theatre Collective, 461 Sebastopol Ave, Santa Rosa. 707.528.7554.


Conversational interview with Giants baseball superstar. Jul 6 at 7:30. $12-$15. 142 Throckmorton Theatre, 142 Throckmorton Ave, Mill Valley. 415.383.9600.

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

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Digital presentation explores breathtaking landscape. Jul 7 at 7:30. Free. REI Santa Rosa, Southside Shopping Center, 2715 Santa Rosa Ave, Santa Rosa. 707.540.9025.

Bachelor Robert weighs pros and cons of married life in Steven Sondheim musical. Through Aug 7. $10-$25. Santa Rosa Junior College, 1501 Mendocino Ave, Santa Rosa. 707.527.4307.

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Meet the Expert Lecture presents pros talking shop. Jul 7 at 5:30, solar energy advocate Max Smoot. Free. Share Exchange, 531 Fifth St, Santa Rosa. 707.393.1431.

Qi Gong Method Ellen Solot demonstrates centering exercises. Jul 7 at 2. Free. Sebastopol Senior Center, 167 High St, Sebastopol. 707.829.2440.

Science Buzz Cafe Every Thurs at 6:30, gather with scientists and amateur science

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) Outdoor performance squishes the Bard’s works into a delectable, bite-sized picnic treat. Ending Jul 17 at 7. Free$25. Ives Park, Willow Street and Jewell Avenue, Sebastopol. 707.256.7500.

A Flea in Her Ear Classic farce follows a complex series of mistaken identities and misplaced jealousies.


Aug 13. $10-$25. Santa Rosa Junior College, 1501 Mendocino Ave, Santa Rosa. 707.527.4307.

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Haze Four intertwined narratives about loss, fear and the way our present is shaped by our past. Jul 6-8 at 8. Glaser Center, 547 Mendocino Ave, Santa Rosa. 707.568.5381.


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A creative frenzy at Fifth Street Share Fair It’s the first lesson we learn in kindergarten, and yet somewhere between finger painting and graduation, too many of us forget that most simple dictum: share. But thanks to the efforts of the Share Exchange, Santa Rosa hosts its first annual Share Fair this weekend. Scores of vendors, artists, musicians, merchants, inventors and “mad, mad tinkerers” take to the pavement for an afternoon of visionary sustainability, food, live music and, of course, sharing. It’s a chance to learn all about community resources, from the Urban Garden Share, which pairs homeowners who have garden space with experienced gardeners who don’t, to Rentalic, an on-line site for renting and sharing anything from tents to textbooks. A beer garden complements food from Bistro 29, Sift, Sizzling Tandoor, Thai Time and Stout Brothers, while work from 50 different makers, many devoted to “upcycling” used materials into gems, is showcased. There’s a “share zone” gathering up the useful stuff that others have spilled, a “repair zone” for fixing broken goods and even an advice booth (charge: 5 cents). For kids, there’s gymnastics, a photo booth and an art workshop with artist Lisa R. Fredenthal-Lee— whose television show Don’t Throw That Away serves as a perfect mantra for the day. Creativity abounds at the Fifth Street Share Fair on Sunday, July 10. Fifth Street between B and D streets, Santa Rosa 11am– 4pm. Free. 707.331.6850.—Jessica Dur

Through Aug 7. $10-$25. Santa Rosa Junior College, 1501 Mendocino Ave, Santa Rosa. 707.527.4307.

Hairspray Theatrical version of John Waters’ cult classic film a delightful musical. Through

Murder, remorse and madness stalk bloody story of ambition and fate. Jul 15-Aug 14; Fri-Sat at 8, Sun at 4; Previews, Jul 810. $20-$35. Forest Meadows Amphitheatre, Dominican University, San Rafael. 415.499.4488.

The Petrified Forest Waitress and patrons in a roadside diner bare their souls after a gangster takes everyone hostage. Through Jul 31; ThursSat at 8, Sun at 3. $20-$24. Novato Theater Company, 484 Ignacio Blvd, Novato. 415.883.4498.

The Piano Lesson Haunting family drama about coming to terms with the past. Through Aug 9. $10-$25. Santa Rosa Junior College, 1501 Mendocino Ave, Santa Rosa. 707.527.4307.

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

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

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Teilhard de Chardin: The Mystic Sees with New Eyes A look at a 20th-century Jesuit paleontologist and mystic who experienced God as Christ-in-all-things. Fri, July 15, 7-9p, Journey Center, 707-578-2121,

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 Sundays, July 10 - Aug 7, 10:30am: 5-week series with Rev. Kathy McCall where we will explore the magical power of myth, why we need it, how it impacts us personally and collectively, and how it can make a difference in our lives and our world.Unity Church of Santa Rosa,

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.

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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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