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Rhapsodies Pipeline of Tears Going the extra 3,000 miles for our children’s future BY KENNA LEE


hen I sit down on the subway platform, the tears begin. My wrists have deep marks from the handcuffs, but my tears are for my daughter. This is her first day of kindergarten, her first step into that wider world, where she will discover her own voice. And I am not there. I am here, rubbing my wrists, waiting for a train to take me away from this Washington, D.C., police station. This is not the type of mothering I want to do.

As my “baby” walked into her first day of school, I was sitting in front of the White House, waiting to be arrested. Because as much as I wish things were different, I couldn’t feel good about being the kind of mom I thought I was. Mothering, in this century, means carrying the grief of dire possibilities around with you. And doing everything you can to fix a broken system. My mothering work is to look clearly at how our climate is changing now. To stay sane, I must choose: denial or hope. I choose hope, in the form of these bruises on my wrists, in order to urge President Obama to protect the planet my children have to live on. Obama can deny the permits for the Keystone XL pipeline to be built; alone, he can stop an environmental disaster. If built, the pipeline will carry tar sands from Canada to Texas oil refineries, escalating the rate at which the carbon in the tar sands is released into our atmosphere. Leading scientists say that if we release this carbon, it will be “game over” for our climate. Which means that my kids will be trying to live on a dying planet. President Obama can, and must, say no. Before I left, I looked at my daughter. “I’m gonna miss you, sweetie. I hope you have a great first day of kindergarten.” She pondered me, smiling. “I hope you have a great first day of going to jail, Mama.” And so we both step out into the world. May our voices carry.

Kenna Lee is a Sebastopol mother of three, hospice nurse and writer ( She hopes you will sign the online petition opposing the pipeline at Open Mic is a weekly feature in the Bohemian. To have your topical essay of 350 words considered for publication, write

Telling the Big Lie

A new report by the Commission on Wartime Contracting in Iraq and Afghanistan to be released to Congress concludes that over the past decade there has been $30 billion wasted. Taxpayers have spent a total of $206 billion on contracts in Iraq and Afghanistan. More than $40 billion of this was awarded to Kellogg Brown & Root, who, along with 21 other companies, accounted for more than half of the total. An additional $38.5 billion went to “miscellaneous foreign contractors.” An aide to former Secretary of State Colin Powell has hit out at Dick Cheney, saying the former vice president fears being tried as a war criminal. The deceit of Dick Cheney is indeed of Shakespearean proportions, as evidenced in his new memoir. For the former vice president, lying comes so easily that one must assume he takes the pursuit of truth to be nothing more than a reckless indulgence. The bigger the lie is, the more people are apt to believe it, because they can’t possibly believe you would dare to tell such a big lie unless it was the truth!


Tempest in a Teapot Karl Rove was a big supporter of the new wave of conservatives taking over the current House and Senate, and he raised a considerable amount of money to help get them voted in. Unfortunately, what he mostly ended up with is the Tea Party, whose members immediately cited Karl Rove as an example of corrupt GOP establishment cronies that are ruining Washington. More recently, he has been complaining that the Tea Party is going too far right, thus creating

government dysfunction, and that their candidate Rick Perry is not presidential. So it seems Karl Rove created an unintended problem for himself and the country, namely a gridlocked government and a candidate that is not centrist enough to be credible, even for Rove.

This is not a new problem for Rove. He was one of the architects of the Bush presidency and its Iraq War, which is now creating a highly dysfunctional condition for the people of Iraq. Some refugees from Iraq now complain that it is uninhabitable. Yet when Bush launched these dubious wars, those who were brave enough to question the fiscal policy of spending hundreds of billions and maybe trillions of dollars on these wars were often branded as socialists or weak on terror or perhaps Taliban sympathizers. As a result, even most Democrats caved into pressure and ended up being supporters of these nation-building extravaganzas. Only some lonely Democrats and only a few independents like Ron Paul and Donald Trump have been vocal critics of this war effort, which seems to have built expensive roads, bridges and schools in Iraq while the United States suffers serious infrastructure problems. Similarly, not many fiscal conservatives worried about the potential devastating economic result of their two unfunded Bush wars, an unfunded additional Bush Medicare plan, unfunded Bush tax cuts and deregulation of U.S. banks. For example, mainly fiscal conservatives voted for the earlier incarnation of the Tea Party—namely the Gramm-LeachBliley Act of 1999, which repealed 1930s legislation that had separated commercial and investment banks. This legislation was masterminded by the then deregulation-crazy Republicans. As a result of these policies, coupled with continued massive off-shoring of jobs to places like China, the entire economy was on the brink of disaster in 2008. Apparently, Rick Perry would now have all of these folks tried for treason. The fiscal policies of the U.S.A. therefore seem to be very shortsighted. Ronald Reagan used to say that “deficits do not matter,” and Dick Cheney used to say


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the airport right from the meeting. By the time I got there, the second plane had hit. Everybody was traumatized. Our producer’s office mate was there. His wife was a trader at Cantor-Fitzgerald. We sat and held him as we watched the buildings came down on TV, hoping somehow that his wife had got out. But she didn’t. The rest of that day was out of a dream. Manhattan, deserted. People wandering the streets, not knowing quite what to do. We went home and taped towels and sheets over the windows. Nobody knew what was in the dust or what would happen if you breathed it.

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When wounds like 9-11 leave a lasting scar on our memory BY LEILANI CLARK


he morning of Sept. 11, 2001, is indelibly marked on the memories of people across the world. Millions of us can remember exactly what we were doing the moment the planes hit the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, and the buildings crumbled, killing thousands. The Bohemian asked a number of North

Bay community members to share their recollections of that morning 10 years ago.

Reb Irwin Keller, spiritual leader, Congregation Ner Shalom

My drag a cappella group was opening an off-Broadway show at Studio 54, so it was a very exciting time for us. We’d left San

Francisco and moved to New York that week. Sept. 11 is my birthday, so I was planning to fly home first thing that morning to be with my family, but we decided to hold our scheduling meeting with our executive producer, so I couldn’t fly out of New York until 1pm. I woke up, and my roommate said that a plane had crashed into the World Trade Center. We had a production meeting in Midtown in the theater district, so I took my suitcase because I was going to

I lived in the Hotel Petaluma, of all places, at the time. It was the first time in years that I watched TV for a few hours. I stopped by my dad’s house on the way to my new job at an upscale Sausalito restaurant. The words that to this day sum up the day’s events are “surreal” and “unbelievable.” My shock at the attack itself was somewhat overshadowed by my shock at the unanticipated destruction of the World Trade Center buildings. I now know that planes and fires did not bring down WTC 7 or the Twin Towers, hence the disbelief. We are still in shock-and-survival mode. War, torture, the PATRIOT Act, being guilty before innocent on any TSA interaction, unaccountability in government and domestic surveillance are all a problem in my book.

David Goodman, executive director, Redwood Empire Food Bank

I was on a train from Philadelphia to Washington, D.C., heading to Sen. Feinstein’s office to talk about childhood hunger. They stopped the train in Baltimore and had everyone get off. I walked outside, and there was a taxi line and a few hundred people there waiting for cabs. I

Lisa Hemenway, owner of Fresh by Lisa Hemenway

My brother-in-law called us and said, “You won’t believe it. The World Trade Center’s been bombed. There’s smoke billowing out of it, and you need to turn on the TV,” and we did . . . We just kept watching it and watching it, and the wave just kept coming. It was very intense. We were glued to the TV. Everybody calling everybody and wondering—the speculation. In 1989, I was in Candlestick Park when the earthquake hit. It was one of those things where you had all those feelings, like “Oh, my God.” All the information coming in throughout the day was absolutely mind-boggling. I just kept trying to make it less than what it was in my mind. I kept saying, “Probably somebody had a bomb.” I couldn’t believe somebody flew an airplane into it. But as the morning progressed, then you saw the airplane hitting. And they kept playing it over and over. To this day, I see it and I get goosebumps. I just couldn’t believe it.

Keith Caldwell, Napa County Fifth District supervisor

At that time, I was still the fire chief for the American Canyon fire district. I was on vacation with my son, who is ) 10 also a firefighter. We

In Hysterics In his new book Manufacturing Hysteria: A History of Scapegoating, Surveillance, and Secrecy in Modern America, Jay Feldman examines anti-German hysteria during WWI, through 9-11’s anti-Muslim aftermath, to the current anti-immigration movement in Arizona. According to Feldman, economic, military and political crises have been exploited to curtail the rights of “subversive” minorities, leading to an erosion of democracy and civil liberties in the United States. Feldman talks about surveillance and lies in the United States on Tuesday, Sept. 13, at Book Passage. 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 7pm. Free. 415.927.0960.

Islamophobia From last year’s uproar over a proposed “Ground Zero Mosque” (not at Ground Zero, not a mosque) to racist fearmongering that President Obama is secretly Muslim (as if this is a terrible offense), antiMuslim scapegoating is alive and kicking. Thankfully, there are those fighting back with education. Religious leader and peace activist Imam Ali Siddiqui addresses anti-Muslim sentiment in America on Wednesday, Sept. 14, at Congregation Ner Shalom. 85 La Plaza, Cotati. 7pm. Free. 707.664.8622.

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asked the taxi-stand guy how to get back to Philadelphia, and he opened the cab and pushed me in and said, “Philadelphia.” It took hours to get there. I gave the cab driver a hundred dollar tip because I knew that was a day where he could have made a lot of money. Two days before, I was actually on a train from New York City to Philadelphia. The perspective from the train was over this sea of treetops, and these two buildings were just pointing out of the trees. These enormous buildings. I asked my wife, “What are those buildings?” and she said, “That’s the World Trade Center.” Two days later, they were gone.

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owned a very remote cabin up by Susanville. No TV, radio, power or anything. We drove into Susanville about noon. I remember seeing pickup trucks with huge American flags. I remember saying, “Man, they’re pretty patriotic in this town.” We stopped at a gas station and there was a correctional officer, and I said something about the vehicles to him, and he looked at me like I was from outer space. He said, “Where’ve you been? They crashed two planes into the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.” I said to him, “Wow, there must be hundreds of people dead.” And he looked at me and said, “Hundreds? No, thousands.” I tuned into talk radio in the truck and placed a call into the station. They had put us on standby with a possible deployment into San Francisco. The intelligence was that there could be a planned terrorist attack in the Bay Area. I immediately went back to the cabin, and we headed home. We stopped in Chico, and there was a TV on there, and that’s when I saw the first footage. That’s when it really hit me, the extent of the attack. I’d been a fire chief for 25 or 26 years. I probably didn’t look at it the way a normal person did; I looked at it from a rescue

perspective. What was the ability to actually perform rescues? What were the chances that there were people alive? After 24 hours, I went through the grieving process for both the victims and the 343 firefighters who died in the WTC. We were all part of the same family.

Heather Murray, executive director, Marin Museum of Contemporary Art

I was living in Riverside, Calif. I was asleep and my mom called, and that’s how I found out. I immediately went to be with my family. My husband and I drove the hour or so to my parents’ house. I remember seeing the American flags on the road. I remember the music that NPR played, by far the saddest music I’d ever heard them play. I remember having a conversation with a mail carrier at my parent’s house. My brother and his family also came over. There was this sense of needing to physically be with family and see them and know they were OK, and to have conversations with people that you don’t normally have conversations with. There was a very surreal sense of insecurity that no one in my generation had experienced.

IN TOUCH 9-11 was the first major disaster where news of it spread

widely by cell phone.

Will McCollum, web developer, musician

I couldn’t believe it. I moved closer to the TV and tears were running down my eyes. I remember being concerned about the Bush administration’s propensity for overreaction. It was more of a bizarre kind of thing for me. It didn’t really hit home until I went home for the holidays and there was a big hole in the New York skyline. I thought it was creepy that people were going to visit the hole.

Madeline Kellner, mayor of Novato I got up early on Tuesday. I don’t watch TV, and I didn’t turn the radio on. I got dressed and got in my car and put my radio on then. I was almost to Corte Madera, and that’s when I heard what happened. My colleague and I met at a place that had a big TV screen over the counter and it was showing these pictures over and

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I had lived in Petaluma for just two months after moving away from New York. I’d lived in a place in Manhattan for eight years that was just north of Canal Street. I remember waking up and my flaky roommates telling me that the Twin Towers had been hit by planes, which I didn’t initially believe, so I checked the New York Times website to confirm that this had happened. Then I watched the news for a little bit but got tired of the repeated statements, which were basically lack of information. I checked with my family folk and made sure they were OK.

over. And I said, “Let’s move into the other room.” I felt disbelief, shock, like, “Is this real?” It seemed pretty surreal. For that month, it was hard to get anyone’s attention. The mind-share and the emotion-share was so much of what happened.

Steve Jaxon, radio host, ‘The Drive,’ KSRO I remember I was asleep when the first plane hit. My wife at the time woke me up. We assumed it was a horrendous accident. I stood mesmerized in front of the TV, and the realization of what happened actually made me dizzy, and I had to sit down. I was working on the old Q-105. I had to be on the air that afternoon. It seemed so wrong that I was on the radio playing contemporary country music while this tragedy was unfolding. I had to play “She Thinks My Tractor’s Sexy” while all this was going on. It just didn’t feel right.

Ralph Morgenbesser, Ralph’s Courthouse Classics I was at home and I was having coffee. All of a sudden the pictures came on the TV, and my first thought was that it wasn’t real. I thought it was something like that thing they did with the Martians landing, that radio program that scared all the people. Then I realized it was real, and I was in horror. The whole day I was in shock, sad, because I’m from New York. That’s been my skyline forever; the Twin Towers were such a part of that. I also felt so sad for the people. My mouth was open, I couldn’t believe it. I moved closer to the TV and tears were running down my eyes. It was that impactful to me. I had to turn my head. I didn’t want to see the people jumping. It changed my heart. It just hit my heart so deeply to see what went on that day. Ten years—amazing how 10 years have gone by and what’s happened since then. It’s changed so much of our lives. In travel, war, terror. Such an important day, not only for New Yorkers, but for America.


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very generation has its “Where were you . . . ?” moment. The Baby Boomers had Kennedy, Gen X had Challenger and the Millennials, 9-11. Though the tragedies themselves transpired in seconds, the duration of the national mourning continues indefinitely.

A sign that it’s ebbed is when it becomes acceptable to make light of the tragedies with humor. Some will argue that it’s never socially acceptable. The fact is, such jokes are inevitable. Consider the Kennedy-themed analogue to “Does a bear shit in the woods?” that asks “Does Rose Kennedy have a black dress?”; or the schoolyard definition of “NASA” as “‘Need Another Seven Astronauts’”; and squinty-eyed comic Gilbert Gottfried’s riff that he couldn’t catch a direct flight to Hugh Hefner’s Friars Club Roast because “they said they have to stop at the Empire State Building first.” The heckle “Too soon” can probably trace its coinage to that particular evening, which came a mere three weeks after the attacks. Famously, after being admonished by the otherwise silent crowd, Gottfried pivoted into his legendary performance

of “The Aristocrats,” the protracted, super-blue gag that became the highlight of the documentary of the same title. (It’s never too soon for scatological humor.) As Dr. Millicent H. Abel of Western Carolina University observed in her paper “Humor, Stress and Coping Strategies,” “humor has been described as producing a cognitive-affective shift or a restructuring of the situation so that it is less threatening, with a concomitant release of emotion associated with the perceived threat.” In this light, humor inspired by national tragedies is an understandable, if awkward, response. It also might be necessary as a means of reframing that which is beyond our control in a manner that lets us confront and disarm it—essentially, to make it laughable. In 2009, released an expertly rendered sketch featuring a trio of stormtroopers reminiscing about the Death Star as if it were the World Trade Center. Though this may sound like a glib undertaking, the video proved an adept exercise in mapping the phenomenon of 9-11 onto the Star Wars universe as a way to explore the anxieties of a post-9-11 world. In under two minutes, the flick covers conspiracy theories (Emperor Palpatine planned the attack to “justify going to Hoth”), the notion of rebuilding (lest the “Jedis win”) and the frustrating inability to find “one guy hiding out in a cave somewhere in Dagobah.” More importantly, it opens a dialogue on cross-cultural understanding. As one stormtrooper opines, “Just because someone believes in the Force doesn’t mean they’re going to go blow up a space station, all right?” Yes, it’s a silly line. But in its way, it’s also true. In some ways it’s reductive and patronizing, in other ways it affirms some of our core values. Just because it’s funny doesn’t mean it’s laughable. Daedalus Howell is in on the joke at

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Dining ONE BIG PARTY The National Heirloom Exposition will have 200 vendors, 70 farmers and many world-class speakers.

Heirs to Glory Championing true seed heritage in Sonoma County BY DARWIN BOND-GRAHAM


onoma County is at once the most obvious and most unlikely place to host the first ever National Heirloom Exposition. Most obviously? Its rich agricultural lands support perhaps the largest concentration of small-scale organic farms in the United States. The surrounding Bay Area is home to countless

home gardeners who seek out heirloom seeds fit for their microclimates; virtually every small town in the sticks hosts a scion exchange where heritage farmstead fruit tree varietals are swapped. Paradoxically, Sonoma County has also been an epicenter of the very techno-scientific currents of genetic manipulation and chemical-intensive agribusiness that the Heirloom Exposition’s

organizers and participants have spent their lives criticizing and building alternatives to. This welding of technology and commerce to horticulture has been present from the very beginning. Luther Burbank’s storied gardens and Gold Ridge Farm were in essence early labs of plant hybridization. Burbank was an advocate of intellectual property rights and proprietary control over different vegetable strains. Burbank was just one among many plant breeders and

scientific farmers turning Sonoma County into one of the largest farm baskets in California. In due time, Sonoma County’s agriculture became dominated by large monocrop operations requiring enormous chemical, energy and water inputs, all fit for export to distant markets—first with apples, then plums and eventually perfected in today’s sprawling wine and vineyard industry. This contradiction, or tension, might help explain why the Heirloom Exposition is so appropriately held in Sonoma County. Geographically and economically, the county is still very much a battleground over the future of agriculture. Presented by Baker Creek Seeds, purveyors of heirloom varieties, and their expansive Petaluma Seed Bank retail outlet, the Expo bills itself as a meeting place for lovers of sustainable, local and diverse agriculture. And while the public is invited to witness one of the largest collections of heirloom vegetables assembled in one place—a “world’s fair of the industry,” as it’s being called—the Expo is much more than just a showcase. “There are lots of movements that are part of this,” explains Kathy McFarland of Baker Creek Seeds. “We’ve got the Slow Food movement, the local foods movement and many more. I think we’re part of a shift, as more and more people become educated about and frustrated by our food system, and as people become aware that our food source needs help.” The dominant food system McFarland refers to relies on hybrid and GMO crops grown on large farms that are operated by corporations and tended by low-wage immigrant and migrant workers. Heirlooms are simply unhybridized vegetables that breed true and haven’t been manipulated with genetic engineering; thus, heirloom farmers can save seeds to remain independent from Monsanto and other biotech companies. According to McFarland, the Heirloom Expo has already

The National Heirloom Exposition takes place Tuesday–Thursday, Sept. 13–15, at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds. 1350 Bennett Valley Road, Santa Rosa. $10 daily; $25 full pass.

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signed up hundreds of exhibitors, small farmers and backyard gardeners planning to show off their trophy vegetables. About 200 vendors will sell everything from compost tea to garden tools, and in addition to produce, there will be heritage breeds of livestock grazing about. The most exciting aspect of the three-day expo is the lineup of guest speakers, packed with 70 farmers, herbalists, cooks and other doers and thinkers of the movement, including Chez Panisse’s Alice Waters and Sunset Magazine editor-in-chief Katie Tamony. Topping the bill is ecofeminist author, physicist and world-renowned leader of the movement for food sovereignty Vandana Shiva. In a nod to Sonoma County’s status as a strategic battleground over the future of agriculture, more than a few panels at the Expo will address genetically modified organisms. In 2005, Measure M, which would have banned GMO crops within Sonoma County, was defeated at the polls 42 to 58 percent. The Farm Bureau and wine industry spent upwards of a million dollars against it. The Expo will include at least four presentations about the economic, environmental and health problems inherent in genetic engineering, problems Dr. Shiva summarizes as a form of “bio-piracy.” The 2012 state ballot initiative to require labeling for all GMO food products will be explained in one session, and there will be a talk on “the politics of GMOs” by congressional candidate Norman Solomon. “Given the fact that Mendocino to the north and Marin to the south are GMO-free,” explains Paul Wallace of the Petaluma Seed Bank, “we thought it would be a good idea to have an event that would promote pure food, showcasing the diversity that was once available.”


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

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S O N O MA CO U N T Y Applewood Inn California cuisine. $$$. California wine country food inspired by European traditions. Dinner daily; midweek locals’ specials. 13555 Hwy 116, Guerneville. 707.869.9093. Carneros Bistro & Wine Bar Californian. $$$$. As fancy as foie graschestnut froth parfait for dinner, as simple as huevos rancheros for breakfast, and all superb. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily; brunch, Sun. 1325 Broadway, Sonoma. 707.931.2042.

Flavor California cuisine. $-$$. Fresh and organic whitetablecloth food at paper-napkin prices. Lunch and dinner, MonSat. 96 Old Courthouse Square, Santa Rosa. 707.573.9695. Larry Vito’s BBQ Smokehouse Barbecue. $-$$. Southern-style and slow-cooked from a chef who’s worked with Wolfgang Puck and Alice Waters. Zing! 6811 Laguna Park Way, Sebastopol. 707.575.3277. “We saved 70% the first month on our winter heating bill and are enjoying comfortable temperatures and reduced energy bills year-round”

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Nonni’s Ristorante Italiano Italian. $$. Hearty family recipes served with neighborly hospitality. Familyowned. Lunch, Mon-Fri; dinner daily. 420 Mendocino Ave, Santa Rosa. 707.527.0222.

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Sea Thai. $$. An oasis of exotic Bangkok with some truly soul-satisfying dishes. Lunch and dinner, Mon-Fri; dinner only, Sat-Sun. 5000 Petaluma Blvd S. 707.766.6633.

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Steakhouse. $$$$. Could be the best steak you’ll ever have. “Other than steak” menu changes seasonally. Happy hour Mon-Fri, 3 to 6. Dinner daily; lunch, Mon-Fri. 521 Adams St, Santa Rosa. 707.546.5100.

Toyo Japanese Grill Japanese. $$$. Well-crafted traditional Japanese with some modern extras like deep-fried mashed potato croquettes with mayo. Lunch and dinner daily. 3082 Marlow Rd, Santa Rosa. 707.527.8871.

Underwood Bar & Bistro European bistro. $$.

beyond rapturous. Excellent celebrity sightings. Eat in or takeout. Breakfast and lunch daily. 335 San Anselmo Ave, San Anselmo. 415.454.9840.

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

Joe’s Taco Lounge & Salsaria Mexican. $. Mostly authentic Mexican menu with American standbys. Lunch and dinner daily; takeout, too. 382 Miller Ave, Mill Valley. 415.383.8164.

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

Pizzeria Picco Pizza. $-$$. The wood-fired oven keeps things cozy, and the organic ingredients and produce make it all tasty. Lunch and dinner, Sat-Sun; dinner only, Mon-Fri. 32o Magnolia Ave, Larkspur. 415.945.8900.

Vineyards Inn Spanish.

Poggio Italian. $$-$$$.

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

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

MARIN CO U N T Y Benissimo Ristorante & Bar Italian. $$. Hearty and flavorful food in authentic neighborhood-style Italian restaurant. Lunch and dinner daily. 18 Tamalpais Dr, Corte Madera. 415.927.2316.

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

Comforts Californian. $$. The Chinese chicken salad is

Truly transportive food, gives authentic flavor of the Old World. The cheaper way to travel Europe. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. 777 Bridgeway, Sausalito. 415.332.7771.

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

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

Small Shed Flatbreads Pizza. $$. Slow Food-informed Marin Organics devotee with a cozy, relaxed family atmosphere and no BS approach to great food served simply for a fair price. 17 Madrona Ave, Mill Valley. Open for lunch and dinner daily. 415.383.4200.

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.

Great pie, cool brews, the gameâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s always on. Great place for post-Little League. Lunch and dinner daily. 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.

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

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

Gottâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Roadside Tray Gourmet Diner. $. Formerly Taylorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; 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.

Miguelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s MexicanCalifornian. $$. Ultracasual setting and laid-back service belies the delicious kitchen

magic within; chilaquiles are legendary. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. 1437 Lincoln Ave, Calistoga. 707.942.6868.

Pizza Azzurro Italian. $. Run by a former Tra Vigne and Lark Creek Inn alum, the pizza is simple and thin, and ranks as some of the best in the North Bay. Lunch, Mon-Fri; 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.

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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.


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casual presentation. Brunch at Redd is exceptional. Lunch, Mon-Sat; dinner daily; brunch, Sun. 6480 Washington St, Yountville. 707.944.2222.

Siena California-Tuscan. $$$$. Sophisticated, terroirinformed cooking celebrates the local and seasonal, with electric combinations like sorrel-wrapped ahi tuna puttanesca. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily; brunch, Sun. 875 Bordeaux Way, Napa. 707.259.0633.

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Go Fish Seafood/sushi. $$$$$. An Ăźber-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.

At first glance, a 9-11 wine sounds like a skit worthy of SNL. It sells for $19.11 a bottle. Described as a â&#x20AC;&#x153;guilt-free indulgenceâ&#x20AC;? thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;accented by hints of vanilla and smoke.â&#x20AC;? Made with grapes grown just 90 miles from the World Trade Center. Ha! Good one. But, folks, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s true indeed: in honor of the 10th anniversary of the tragedy, Long Island winery Lieb Family Cellars has released a 9-11 Memorial Merlot and Chardonnay. According to their site, â&#x20AC;&#x153;the concept emerged at harvest just days after the Sept. 11 disaster.â&#x20AC;? Part of their Great Wines for Good Causes campaign, 6 percent to 10 percent (why not 9 percent to 11 percent?) of all proceeds from the wines will benefit the National September 11 Memorial & Museum. For some, naturally, a 9-11 wine is less than palatable. Anthony Bourdain tweeted his reaction: â&#x20AC;&#x153;What kind of piece of shit would create such a product?â&#x20AC;? And New York City councilman Peter Vallone asked, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s next: a 9-11 pastrami sandwich?â&#x20AC;? To be fair, the winery stands in the company of scores of enterprising vendors who started cashing in on the tragedy before the towers had even stopped smoldering. A 9-11 belt buckle, anyone? How about a limited-edition ceramic plate? But if the publicsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; reaction is any indication, the only question left is: What pairs best with tacky?â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Jessica Dur




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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. Wineries in these listings appear on a rotating basis.

SONOMA CO U N TY Blackstone Winery Blackstone was conceived as a “negociant,” the industry’s new pet term for bulk-wine brand, but this satellite facility produces a variety of ultrapremium-appellation and single-vineyard Sonoma County wines. 8450 Hwy. 12, Kenwood. Open daily, 10am– 4:30pm. 707.833.1999.

Dutton-Goldfield Winery Spacious, clean and bright, otherwise not much to recommend it–except a stellar lineup of finely crafted, fruit-forward wines. 3100 Gravenstein Hwy. N., Sebastopol. 10am–4:30pm daily. $10 tasting fee. 707.827.3600.

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over the former warren of Rabbit Ridge, Mazzocco Winery’s new spinoff promises (threatens?) “Wines to die for.” Pinot, Zin and Syrah are tragically good; bar stool seating and a relaxed vibe are pluses. 3291 Westside Road, Healdsburg. Tasting fee $5. 707.433.1911.

Sebastopol. Thursday-Monday 10am-4:30pm. Tasting fee $10. 707.829.8500.

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.

MA R I N CO U N TY Bacchus & Venus A trendy place for beginners and tourists. Great place to learn the basics. 769 Bridgeway, Sausalito. Open daily, noon– 7pm. 415.331.2001. Pey-Marin Vineyards A Marin wine adventure where cow country meets conifer forest, at the historic, hospitable Olema Inn. Discover razor-lean “Shell Mound” Marin County Riesling, opaquely purple, yet eminently food-friendly “Punchdown” Syrah, and more. 10000 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Olema. Open daily from noon to 4pm. $12 fee. 415.663.9559.

Point Reyes Vineyards The tasting room features many varietals but the main reason to go is for the sparkling wines. Open Saturday–Sunday, 11am–5pm. 12700 Hwy. 1, Point Reyes. 415.663.1011.


Red Car Wine Co. Lay some track to the “Gateway to Graton” and take your palate on a ride with Boxcar Syrah and Trolley Pinot from Sonoma Coast vineyards. Next stop: Côte-Rôtie on the way to Beaune. 8400 Graton Road,

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.

Far Niente (WC) Far Niente was founded in 1885 by John Benson, a ’49er of the California Gold Rush and uncle of the famous American impressionist painter Winslow Homer. The estate boasts beautiful gardens as well as the first modern-built wine caves in North America. 1350 Acacia Drive, Napa. By appointment. 707.944.2861. Mumm Cuvée Napa Californian-style fizz factory, all barn and no chateau, offers a robust account of how the bubbles get in the bottle. Sparkling winetastings offered on the patio, or take it to the next level in plush love seats on the Oak Terrace. Sparkling red is novel; DVX Brut among the best in the valley. Photography gallery includes Ansel Adams prints and other exhibits. 8445 Silverado Trail, Napa. Open 10am–5pm daily. Tasting $6–$20; Oak Terrace $30. 707.967.7700.

St. Supéry Expect to find the tasting room crowded with a harrassed staff, but St. Supéry features an interesting art gallery with changing exhibitions. 8440 St. Helena Hwy., Rutherford. Open daily, 10am– 5pm. 800.942.0809.

Smith-Madrone Riesling is Smith-Madrone’s main fame claim. Its Riesling has steadily gained fame while Napa Valley Riesling in general has become a rare antique. 4022 Spring Mountain Road, St. Helena. By appointment. 707.963.2283. 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.

Claypool Cellars


hey call me Mister Knowitall, I sup the aged wine. That’s no self-assessment, but the only lyrics I could recently remember from the band Primus, whose special blend of twitchy riffs and quirky, staccato-delivered lyrics won fans in the ’80s and ’90s with what could loosely be termed “the thinking man’s thrash funk.” To be honest, although I could still hear the six-string bass thumping in my head, I only got as far as “They call me Mister . . . ” before Googling the rest. It’s been a long time. Indeed, the band’s first album in 12 years, Green Naugahyde, is due for release this Tuesday, Sept. 13. So what has frontman Les Claypool been up to in the meantime?

Claypool, a 17-year West County resident, became fond of the area’s robust Pinots, and credits the purple potation with weaning him from the danker enthusiasms of younger years. “For us, going out to a nice restaurant is a good time now,” jokes wife Chaney Claypool. Initially intending to make a personal stash, the Claypools teamed up with a few partners to produce “fancy booze for semi-fancy folks” in 2007. They celebrate new releases at an annual party and concert at Sebastopol’s Hopmonk Tavern; tickets sell out quickly. The tasting room seems made-to-order for the tiny winery. Formerly housing Sheldon Wines, it’s a caboose filled with art, vintage model trains, an M&M dispenser and a bar built by Handcar Regatta team Krank-Boom-Clank. Not content to merely slap a name on a label, Les can be counted on to don a headlamp in the wee hours of morning to pick grapes alongside the crew with mariachi music blaring all the while. But the question on everyone’s mind is, does this wine suck, or what? The Pink Platypus, Russian River Valley Pinot Noir Rosé 2009 ($18) has enticing aromas of strawberry-guava juice and a squirt of orange zest to the dry, fruity palate. The 2008 Purple Pachyderm RRV Pinot Noir ($35) has baking spice, sweet strawberry jam and rhubarb jelly aromas, cherry-strawberry flavors and an easy-drinking, soft finish. The Rhône-style 2009 Fancí Blend ($24) hails from Lake County and has toasted chicory, dark fruit and lavender, pepper jelly and an agreeable, silky body. Yes, in a similar sense with which fans affectionately lauded Claypool’s band with the cheeky epithet “Primus sucks!”—a bumper sticker once seen on VW vanagons everywhere—we can say with authority: these wines suck! Claypool Cellars, 6761 Sebastopol Ave., Sebastopol. Open Saturday–Sunday, 1pm to 5pm. $10 tasting fee waived with purchase. Wines are also available at restaurants and bars including La Dolce Vita Wine Lounge, Lagunitas Tap Room, Zazu Restaurant, Hopmonk Tavern and more. 707.861.9358. —James Knight










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An American Blindness We’re 10 years from 9-11 and still in the Long War. Can we open our eyes in time? BY TOM HAYDEN

promulgated. All this happened after 9-11 through democratic default and denial. Who knows what future might have followed if Al Gore, with a half-million popular-vote margin over George Bush, had prevailed in the U.S. Supreme Court decision on the 2000 election instead of losing by the vote of a single justice? In any event, only a single member of Congress, Barbara Lee, D-California, voted against Bush’s initial Sept. 14, 2001, request for emergency powers of war authorization to deal with the aftermath of the attacks. Only a single senator, Russ Feingold, D-Wisconsin, voted against the Patriot Act. Were we not blinded by what happened on 9-11? Are we still? Let’s look at the numbers we almost never see.

Michael Foran

The Fog of War


fter witnessing the first jetliner crash into the Twin Towers on that Sept. 11 morning, a friend’s wife and sevenyear old daughter fled to their nearby Manhattan loft and ran to the roof to look around. From there, they saw the second plane explode in a rolling ball of flaming fuel across the rooftops. It felt like the heat of a fiery furnace. Not long after, the girl was struck with blindness. She rarely left her room. Her parents worked with therapists for months, trying

various techniques before the girl finally recovered her sight. “The interesting new development,” her father reports, “is that she no longer remembers very much.” That’s what happened to America itself 10 years ago on 9-11. But in the country’s case, 9-11 produced a spasm of blind rage. That in turn led to the invasions of Afghanistan, Iraq, Afghanistan again, Pakistan, Yemen and Somalia—in all, a dozen “shadow wars,” according to The New York Times. In Bob Woodward’s book, Obama’s Wars, there were already secret and lethal counterterrorism operations active in over 60 countries as of 2009. From Pentagon think tanks came a new military doctrine of the “Long War,” a counterinsurgency

vision arising from the failed Phoenix program of the Vietnam era, projecting U.S. open combat and secret wars over a span of 50 to 80 years, or 20 future presidential terms. The taxpayer costs of this Long War, also shadowy, would be in the many trillions of dollars and paid for not from current budgets, but by generations born after the 2000 election of George W. Bush. The deficit spending on the Long War would invisibly force the budgetary crisis now squeezing our states, cities and most Americans. In addition to the future being mortgaged in this way, civil liberties were thought to require a shrinking proper to a state of permanent and secretive war, and so the Patriot Act was

As to American casualties, the figure now is beyond twice those who died in New York, Pennsylvania and Washington, D.C., on 9-11. The casualties are rarely totaled, but they are broken down into three categories by the Pentagon and Congressional Research Service. There is Operation Enduring Freedom, which includes Afghanistan and Pakistan but, in keeping with the Long War definition, also covers Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan. Second, there is Operation Iraqi Freedom and its successor, Operation New Dawn, the name adopted after September 2010 for the 47,000 U.S. advisers, trainers and counterterrorism units still in Iraq. The scope of these latter operations includes Bahrain, Jordan, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and the United Arab Emirates. These territories include not only Muslim majorities but also, according to former Centcom commander Tommy Franks, 68 percent of the world’s proven oil reserves and the passageway for 43 percent of petroleum exports, another American interest. (See Michael Klare’s

Sticker Shock Among the most bizarre symptoms of the blindness is the tendency of most deficit hawks to become big spenders on Iraq and Afghanistan, at least until lately. The direct costs of the war, which is to say those unfunded costs in each year’s budget, now come to $1.23 trillion, or $444.6 billion for Afghanistan and $791.4 billion for Iraq, according to the National Priorities Project. But that’s another sleight of hand, when one considers the so-called indirect costs like longterm veterans’ care. Leading economists Joseph Stiglitz and Linda Bilmes recently testified to Congress that their previous estimate of $4 trillion to $6 trillion in ultimate costs was conservative. Nancy Youssef, of McClatchy Newspapers in D.C., wrote recently that “it’s almost impossible to pin down just what the United States spends on war.” The president himself expressed “sticker shock,” according to Woodward’s book, when presented cost projections during his internal review of 2009. The Long War casts a shadow not only over our economy and future budgets, but our unborn children’s future as well. This is no accident, but the result of deliberate lies, obfuscations and scandalous accounting techniques. As Gen. Stanley McChrystal said much too candidly in February 2010, “This is not a physical war of how many people you kill or how much ground you capture, how many bridges you blow up. This is all in the minds of the participants.” Quoted in Counterinsurgency in 2010, David Kilcullen, once the top counterinsurgency adviser to Gen. David Petraeus, said this military officer’s goal is to achieve a “unity of perception management measures targeting the increasingly influential spectators’ gallery of the international community.” This new “war of perceptions,” relying on naked media manipulation such as the treatment of media commentators as “message amplifiers” but also high-technology information warfare, only highlights

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Blood and Oil and Antonia Juhasz’s The Bush Agenda.) As of Aug. 16, 2011, a combined 6,197 Americans were killed in these wars in the name of avenging 9-11, a day when 2,996 Americans died. The total American wounded has been 45,338, and is rising at a rapid rate. The total number rushed by Medivac out of these violent zones was 56,432. That’s a total of 107,996 Americans. And the active-duty suicide rate for the decade is at a record high of 2,276, not counting veterans or those who have tried unsuccessfully to take their own lives. In fact, the suicide rate for last year was greater than the American death toll in either Iraq or Afghanistan. The Pentagon has long played a numbers game with these body counts. Accurate information has always been painfully difficult to obtain, and there was a time when the Pentagon refused to count as Iraq War casualties any soldier who died from his or her wounds outside of Iraq’s airspace. Similar controversies have surrounded examples such as soldiers killed in noncombat accidents. The fog around Iraqi and Afghan civilian casualties will be seen in the future as one of the great scandals of the era. Briefly, the United States and its allies in Baghdad and Kabul have relied on eyewitnesses, media or hospital numbers instead of the more common cluster-sampling interview techniques used in conflict zones like the first Gulf War, Kosovo or the Congo. The United Nations has a conflict of interest as a party to the military conflict, and acknowledged in a July 2009 U.N. human-rights report footnote that “there is a significant possibility that the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan is underreporting civilian casualties.” In August, even the mainstream media derided a claim by the White House counterterrorism adviser that there hasn’t been a single “collateral,” or innocent, death during an entire year of CIA drone strikes in Pakistan, a period in which 600 people were killed, all of them alleged “militants.”

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the vast importance of the ongoing WikiLeaks whistleblowing campaign against the global secrecy establishment. Consider just what we have learned about Iraq and Afghanistan because of WikiLeaks: tens of thousands of civilian casualties in Iraq never before disclosed; instructions to U.S. troops not to investigate torture when conducted by U.S. allies; the existence of Task Force 373, carrying out night raids in Afghanistan; the CIAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s secret army of 3,000 mercenaries; private parties by DynCorp featuring trafficked boys as entertainment; and an Afghan vice president carrying $52 million in a suitcase. The efforts of the White House to prosecute Julian Assange and persecute Pfc. Bradley Manning in military prison should be of deep concern to anyone believing in the publicâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s right to know. The news that this is not a physical war but mainly one of perceptions will not be received well among American military families or Afghan children, which is why a responsible citizen must rebel ďŹ rst and foremost against the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Official Story.â&#x20AC;? That simple act of resistance necessarily leads to study as part of critical practice, which is essential to the recovery of a democratic self and democratic society. Read, for example, this early martial line by Rudyard Kipling, the English writer of the white manâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s burden: â&#x20AC;&#x153;When youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re left wounded on Afghanistanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s plains and the women come out to cut up what remains / just roll to your riďŹ&#x201A;e and blow out your brains / And go to your God like a soldier.â&#x20AC;? Years later, after Kiplingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s beloved son was killed in World War I and his remains never recovered, the author wrote: â&#x20AC;&#x153;If any question why we died / Tell them because our fathers lied.â&#x20AC;?

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process by which hawks come to see their own mistakes. A brilliant history/autobiography in this regard is Daniel Ellsbergâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Secrets, about his evolution from defense hawk to historic whistleblower during the Vietnam War. Ellsberg writes movingly about how he was inďŹ&#x201A;uenced on his journey by contact with young men on their way to prison for draft resistance. The military occupation of our minds will continue until many more Americans become familiar with the strategies and doctrines in play during the Long War. Not enough Americans in the peace movement are literate about counterinsurgency, counterterrorism and the debates about â&#x20AC;&#x153;the clash of civilizationsâ&#x20AC;?â&#x20AC;&#x201D; i.e., the West versus the Muslim world. The writings of Andrew Bacevich, a Vietnam veteran and retired Army lieutenant colonel whose own son was killed in Iraq in 2007, is one place to begin. Bacevich, a professor at Boston University, has written The New American Militarism and edited The Long War, both worth absorbing. For the military point of view, there is the 2007 â&#x20AC;&#x153;Army-Marine Counterinsurgency Field Manualâ&#x20AC;? developed by Gen. Petraeus, with its stunning resurrection of the Phoenix model from Vietnam, in which thousands of Vietnamese were tortured or killed before media outcry and Senate hearings shut it down. David Kilcullen even calls for a â&#x20AC;&#x153;global Phoenix programâ&#x20AC;? to combat al Qaidaâ&#x20AC;&#x201C; style groupings. These are Ivy League calls to war, Kilcullen even endorsing â&#x20AC;&#x153;armed social scienceâ&#x20AC;? in a New Yorker article in 2007. For a criticism of counterinsurgency and defense of the â&#x20AC;&#x153;martial spirit,â&#x20AC;? Bing Westâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s recent The Wrong War is a mustread. West, a combat Marine and former Pentagon official, worries that counterinsurgency is turning the army into a Peace Corps, when it needs grit and bullets. â&#x20AC;&#x153;America is the last Western nation standing that ďŹ ghts for what it believes,â&#x20AC;? he roars. Not enough is being written about how to end the wars in Iraq,

Afghanistan and Pakistan, but experts with much to say are the University of Michigan’s Scott Atran (Talking to the Enemy) and former U.K. envoy Sherard Cowper-Coles (Cables from Kabul). Also, there is my own 2007 book, Ending the War in Iraq, which sketches a strategy of grass-roots pressure against the pillars of the policy. (The pillars necessary for the war are public opinion, trillions of dollars, thousands of available troops, and global alliances; as those fall, the war must be resolved by diplomacy.) The more we know about the Long War doctrine, the more we understand the need for a long peace movement. The pillars of the peace movement, in my experience and reading, are the networks of local progressives in hundreds of communities across the United States. Most of them are citizen volunteers, always immersed in the crises of the moment, nowadays the economic recession and unemployment. Look at them from the bottom up and not the top down, and you will see the people who marched in the hundreds of thousands during the Iraq War; those who became the consumer base for Michael Moore’s documentaries and the Dixie Chicks’ anti-Bush statements; the first to support Howard Dean when he opposed the Iraq War; the online legions of supporters who raised millions of dollars; the voters who dumped a Republican

Congress in 2006 on the Iraq issue, when the party experts said it was impossible; the millions who elected Obama by a historic flood of voluntary enthusiasm and get-out-the-vote drives; and the majorities who still oppose the Afghanistan and Iraq wars, and want military spending reversed. This peace bloc deserves more. It won’t happen overnight, but gradually we are wearing down the pillars of the war. Consider the progress, however slow. In February of this year, Rep. Barbara Lee passed a unanimous resolution at the Democratic National Committee calling for a rapid withdrawal from Afghanistan and transfer of funds to job creation. The White House approved of the resolution. Then 205 House members, including a majority of Democrats, voted for a resolution that almost passed calling for the same rapid withdrawal. Even the AFL-CIO board, despite a long history of militarism, adopted a policy opposing the Afghanistan war. The president himself is quoted in Obama’s Wars as opposing his military advisers, demanding an exit strategy and musing that he “can’t lose the whole Democratic Party.” At every step of the way, it must be emphasized, public opinion in congressional districts has been a key factor in changing establishment behavior. In the end, the president decided to withdraw 33,000 American troops from

Assuming that nightmare doesn’t happen, today’s al Qaida is not the al Qaida of a decade ago. Osama bin Laden is dead, its organization is damaged, and its strategy of conspiratorial terrorism has been displaced significantly by the people-power democratic uprisings across the Arab world. It is clear that shadow wars lie ahead, but not expanding ground wars involving greater numbers of American troops. The emerging argument will be over the question of whether special operations and drone attacks are effective, moral and consistent with the standards of a constitutional democracy. And it is clear that the economic crisis finally is enabling more politicians to question the trilliondollar war spending. Meanwhile, the 2012 national elections present a historic opportunity to awaken from the blindness inflicted by 9-11. Diminishing the U.S. combat role by escalating the drone wars and Special Operations could repeat the failure of Richard Nixon in Vietnam. Continued spending on the Long War could repeat the disaster of Lyndon Johnson. A gradual winding down may not reap the budget benefits or political reward Obama needs in time. With peace voters making a critical difference in numerous electoral battlegrounds, however, Obama might speed up the “ebbing,” plausibly announce a peace dividend in the trillions of dollars and transfer those funds to America’s state and local crises. His answer to the deficit crisis will have to include a sharp reduction in war funding. His answer to the jobs crisis will have to take advantage of that spending reduction. And his answer to the Tea Party Republicans will have to be, essentially, a Peace Party. After over 50 years of activism, politics and writing, Tom Hayden is a leading voice for ending the wars in Afghanistan, Iraq and Pakistan and reforming politics through a more participatory democracy. He has written this piece exclusively for publication by members of the Association of Alternative Newsmedia.

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THE OTHER REMEMBRANCE The direct costs of war come to $444.6 billion for Afghanistan and $791.4 billion for Iraq, according to the National Priorities Project.

Afghanistan by next summer, and continue “steady” withdrawals of the rest (68,000) from combat roles by 2014. At this writing, it is unclear how many remaining troops Obama will withdraw from Iraq, or when and whether the drone attacks on Pakistan will be forced to an end. Obama’s withdrawal decision upset the military but also most peace advocates he presumably wanted to win back. The differences revealed a serious gap in the inside-outside strategy applied by many progressives. After a week of hard debate over the president’s plan, for example, Sen. John Kerry invited Tim Carpenter, leader of the heavily grass-roots Progressive Democrats of America, into his office for a chat. Kerry had slowly reversed his pro-war position on Afghanistan, and said he thought Carpenter would be pleased with the then-secret Obama decision on troop withdrawals. From Kerry’s insider view, the number 33,000 was a very heavy lift, supported mainly by Vice President Joe Biden but not the national security mandarins. (Secretary of Defense Gates had called Biden “ridiculous,” and Gen. McChrystal’s later ridiculing of Biden helped lose the general his job.) From Carpenter’s point of view, 33,000 would seem a disappointing “too little, too late.” While it was definite progress toward a phased withdrawal, it underscored the reality that bridging the differences between the Democratic liberal establishment and the idealistic progressive networks will remain an ordeal through the 2012 elections. As for al Qaida, there is always the threat of another attack, like those attempted by militants aiming at Detroit during Christmas 2009 or Times Square in May 2010. In the event of another such terrorist assault originating from Pakistan, all bets are off: according to Woodward, the United States has a “retribution” plan to bomb 150 separate sites in that country alone, and there are no apparent plans for the day after.

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The week’s events: a selective guide


Co-Signing Joan At the age of 12, Marianne Aya Omac was given an im copy of Joan Baez’s Live in Europe. On the streets of h Montpelier, France, Omac sang and sang and sang, spr started with Baez’s initial spark. Eventually, Baez herse powerful voice, and this year, she brings the young folk States. Baez and Omac make a joint appearance on Mo at 142 Throckmorton. 142 Throckmorton, Mill Valley. 7:3 415.383.9600.


Fiesta Supreme “When are you going to open a restaurant?” I’ve asked this question at least four times to the family, always at community events. “Oh,” they say, “maybe someday.” In the meantime, they serve damn good tacos, enchiladas and pastries, all from handed-down recipes. The last time I ran into them was at last year’s Fiesta de Independencia, a giant event with mariachi bands, community networking, booths, kids’ playgrounds and plenty of food. Hopefully they’ll return on Saturday, Sept. 10, at the Wells Fargo Center. 50 Mark West Springs Road, Santa Rosa. 1–6pm. Free. 707.546.3600.


Four-String Frenzy YouTube is full of novelty performers covering well-known hits in wry fashion, but James Hill’s version of “Billie Jean” just might outpace them all. With the bass line looped and a drum beat running, Hill speak-sings the song while strumming . . . a ukulele! Hill headlines the weekend-long Wine Country Ukulele Festival with his ear-catching versions of “Flight of the Bumblebee,” “One Note Samba” and the world-famous “Super Mario Bros. Theme” on Friday, Sept. 9, at the Napa Valley Opera House. 1030 Main St., Napa. 8pm. $25–$50. 707.226.7372.


Infamous Angel Before her last album, a collection of gospel standards released seven years ago, fans had weathered an eight-year drought, wondering if she’d record again. However intermittent her output may be, there’s a reason to stick along for the ride with Iris Dement—she’ll sing three notes and it’ll last for years. Here’s hoping she’ll play some new material, among songs from the wonderful records Infamous Angell and My Life, on Saturday, Sept. 10, at the Sebastopol Community Center. 390 Morris St., Sebastopol. 8pm. $25–$28. 707.823.1511.

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YOO-HOO! ‘The Topp Twins,’ a documentary about New Zealand’s most famous yodeling twin lesbians, screens at SSU Sept. 9. See Film, p38.

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Play with Food A green-fingered collaboration bears serious fruit BY DAVID TEMPLETON


s theater artists have been saying for centuries, there is no single way to define what theater really is. From Kabuki to Greek tragedy, from grand opera to English panto, from vaudeville acts to weird solo performance art, theater is whatever it wants to be—or needs to be—at any particular moment. Few companies know this as well as Santa Rosa’s Imaginists Theatre Collective, a feverishly eclectic troupe of actors, artists and holy madmen and madwomen who’ve been causing an amiable ruckus in their tiny storefront theater

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space near Juilliard Park for the last few years. The thing about the Imaginists is that they rarely muck about in the same waters twice, routinely changing up everything they do, from the type and style of show they present to the formation of the seats in their surprisingly adaptable theater. On occasion, they even lock up the shop and take the show on the road, as with their annual summertime bicycle tour of local parks and gardens. In fact, the Imaginists newest rule-breaking extravaganza, a spectacle titled Everybody Eats, was inspired two years ago when their bilingual Art Is Medicine Show stopped by Roseland’s Bayer Farm. Right in the heart of the über-urban Roseland, Bayer Farm is six acres of farm and community garden, overseen with loving care by LandPaths—and as it turns out, it’s a pretty nifty spot to stage a play. Especially a play about food. Everybody Eats, running for two days only in late September, is a collaboration between Landpaths, Bayer Farm and the Imaginists. Co-titled Todos Comen, the show will be presented in Spanish and English, and is performed in various locations within the garden. Everybody Eats is being created from the ground up by its many actors and other participants. Grown organically, as it were, the piece springs from a series of conversations about the meaning of green space, the natural world, the power of working in the earth and, of course, our emotional connection to food. The production is sponsored in part by a grant from Theatre Bay Area, which awards innovative theater groups engaged in bold new approaches to performance. Beyond that, details are scarce on exactly what Everybody Eats will be like, except that it will be unlike anything the Imaginists have done before. Which is exactly the way we like it.

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‘Warrior’: yes, it’s another fighting movie BY RICHARD VON BUSACK


randishing a fifth of Overactor’s Choice whiskey and sobbing about the Pequod, Nick Nolte puts a third mortgage on his integrity to try to give the shameless Warrior some integrity. First seen emerging from an AA meeting on a steeltown street, last seen fingering his tweed cap in farewell, he almost draws enough water to float this barge. Director Gavin O’Connor (Miracle) must consider this his two-anda-half-hour testament of faith. Big books with big titles (“STEINBECK”) float onscreen behind Nolte. His estranged offspring Brendan (Joel Edgerton) is a Pittsburgh physics teacher by day, parking lot prizefighter by night. Like many these days, he is going glub-glubglub, but when a smarmsville banker suggests bankruptcy, he tightly says that’s not how it’s done in his world. Instead, he’ll enter a $5 million mixed martial arts competition called “Sparta.” His rival: the “legendary Russian fighter Koba” (Stalin’s code name!). Meanwhile, his long lost brother Terry Malloy, whom he should have looked out for, emerges . . . Just kidding. That’s actually Tom Hardy as Nolte’s other son, Tommy, with a carved Brando eyebrow from On the Waterfront. Too bitter to talk to Old Nolte, he’s bitter enough to train with him. Tommy’s an Iraq vet, and he won’t talk about that, either. Meanwhile, “the Russian Bear,” proudly wearing the hammer and sickle on his shorts, is waiting for his chance to grapple. There’s a lot offstage that has to be described, and the “wars” are a visually illegible series of two-man clusterfights. As Brendan’s principal says, “Literally it looks bad, figuratively it looks worse”— Warrior’s astronomical Riefenstahl-ism needs a serious lancing, with its fireworks, helicopter shots, 300 singing marines in khaki and the “Ode to Joy.” The supposed emulation of ’70s movie making (less Rocky than Rocky IV) misses the iconoclasm and intimacy of the real deal. ‘Warrior’ opens in wide release on Friday, Sept. 9.

NEW MOVIES Apollo 18 (PG-13; 86 min.) The cancelled Apollo 18 actually did take place in sci-fi horror mock-doc purporting to be the lost footage showing that our men on the moon found lethal evidence back in â&#x20AC;&#x2122;74 of extraterrestrials. (NB)

Contagion (R; 105 min.) Acclaimed director Steven Soderbergh and an all-star cast add their two cents to the disaster genre in thriller about a fast-spreading virus and the society in ruins it leaves behind. Costars Matt Damon, Jude Law, Kate Winslet, Gwyneth Paltrow and Laurence Fishburne. (NB)

Warrior (PG-13; 140 min.) Troubled father, troubled son, booze, boxing. See review, adjacent page.

ALSO PLAYING The Change-Up (R; 112 min.) Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Freaky Friday revisited in comedy starring Jason Bateman and Ryan Reynolds as friends who switch bodies after peeing in a magical fountain. Really. (NB)

Colombiana (PG-13; 105 min.) Luc Besson produces and Olivier Megaton (Transporter) directs this action-thriller about foxy hitwoman Cataleya (Zoe Saldana), on the hunt for the gangster who killed her parents all those years ago. (NB)

Crazy Stupid Love (PG-13; 128 min.) After Steve Carrellâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s idyllic marriage unravels, he takes love advice from single pal Ryan Gosling. Hey, that looks like The Graduateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s movie poster! (NB)

The Debt (R; 114 min.) English remake of 2007 Israeli suspense film about Mossad agents who learn mission 30 years earlier to bring a Nazi war criminal to justice may not have been successful after all. Stars Helen Mirren. (NB)

Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t Be Afraid of the Dark (R; 100 min.) Shy girl at dadâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s mansion unwittingly opens a gate to goblins in this remake of the classic â&#x20AC;&#x2122;73 TV movie. Cowritten by Guillermo del Toro. (NB)

Fright Night (R; 106 min.) Remake of the 1985 Halloween-rental fave about a teen whoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the only one certain his new creepy neighbor (Colin Farrell) is a vampire. Screenplay by Marti Noxon, co-writer, co-producer for Buffy! (NB) The Future (NR; 91 min.) The newest from quirkster Miranda July about an L.A. couple who set out to fulfill their dreams before adopting a sickly cat whoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll sap their freedom. (NB)

The Guard (PG-13; 96 min.) Buddy-cop crime comedy stars Brendan Gleeson as the eccentric cop and Don Cheadle as the sober

FBI agent who take on international drug smugglers in Ireland. (NB)

The Hedgehog (NR; 99 min.) A reclusive concierge in a Paris apartment hides from the world her love for literature in sweet film based on Muriel Barberyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s bestselling novel The Elegance of the Hedgehog. In French with English subtitles. At the Smith Rafael Center. (NB)

The Help (PG-13; 137 min.) Drama about African American maids in the South at the dawn of the Civil Rights movement is based on Kathryn Stockettâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s bestselling debut novel. (NB)

Our Idiot Brother (R; 95 min.) Upbeat, New Agey, hippie-nouveau Ned (Paul Rudd) comes home to live with the family after some trouble with the law in new comedy costarring Elizabeth Banks, Steve Coogan, Zooey Deschanel and Emily Mortimer. (NB) Rise of the Planet of the Apes (PG-13; 105 min.) If there are two words that sum up Rupert Wyattâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s film, they are â&#x20AC;&#x153;strangely plausible.â&#x20AC;? At Genesis, a Bay Area genetic tech lab of about 2012 or so, scientist Will Rodman (Palo Altoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s own James Franco) is working on a cure for Alzheimerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. When a superintelligent baby lab chimp named Caesar (Andy Serkis) is ordered to be destroyed, Will brings him home to his Peninsula home, and a San Francisco Zoo veterinarian (Freida Pinto) helps him raise the critter. Wyatt shines in final part, bringing in images of urban rebellion that have as much Zeitgeist as the first Apes movie did in 1968. Like the J. J. Abrams remake of Star Trek, this isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t a demolition job but a handsomely done renovation of an old property. (RvB)

Sarahâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Key (R; 111 min.) French drama follows a journalist uncovering the secrets of an inherited house, where, nearly 70 years earlier, a young girl attempted to save her brother from the Velâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; dâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;hiv Roundup of 1942, when French authorities turned over thousands of Parisian Jews to the Nazis. With Kristen Scott Thomas. (NB)




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Shark Night (R; 91 min.) Late-summer

Spy Kids: All the Time in the World (PG; 89 min.) Most of the gang are back in this fourth installment of Richard Rodriguezâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s pet project, and the first since 2003. The kids, though (Alexa Vega and Daryl Sabara), arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t so much kids anymore. (NB)




Saving Private Perez (PG-13; 105 min.) Comedy import from Mexico about a drug lord whose mom makes him rescue a brother lost in war-torn Iraq. (NB) blood and boobs for teens in thriller about young friendsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; fun weekend ruined by sharks in a lake (note to self: check Wikipedia). In 3D, of course. (NB)

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Concerts SONOMA COUNTY A to Z Concert Series Alphabetized classical concert series. Sep 10 at 4, V Concert, featuring performances of works by Villa Lobos, Vivaldi, and others. $15-$20. Queens Lane Gardens, 200 Queens Lane, Petaluma.

Iris DeMent Angel-voiced folk icon sings agnostic songs of worship. Sep 10. $25-$28. Sebastopol Community Center, 390 Morris St, Sebastopol. 707.823.1511.

Free Peoples Local faves play benefit concert for Team BikeSonoma in the Climate Ride. Sep 9 at 7. $10$25. Cahill Winery, 5450 Ross Rd, Sebastopol. 707.545.0153.

Friday Night Music Bring a picnic or indulge in food trucks for night of live music weekly, Fri at 5. Sep 9, Roztones. $5. Michel-Schlumberger Winery. 4155 Wine Creek Rd, Healdsburg. 800.447.3060.

Guerneville Music on the Plaza Live summer music series.

Sep 8, Dag Nabbit. Downtown Guerneville Plaza, 16201 First St, Guerneville.

Jazz in the Lobby Every Fri-Sat. Sep 9, Dick Conte and Steve Webber. Sep 10, Robb Fisher Trio. Free. Hotel Healdsburg, 25 Matheson St, Healdsburg. 707.431.2800.

Jazz It Up Summer wine and concert series, Sat at 4. Sep 10, Easy Leaves. Seasons of the Vineyard, 113 Plaza St, Healdsburg. 707.431.2222.

Mini-Recitals Join pipe organists in a series of short recitals beginning at 6 on the second Friday of each month. Sep 9, Beth Zucchino performing works of Louis Vierne. Free. Church of the Incarnation, 550 Mendocino Ave, Santa Rosa. 707.579.2604.

Willie Nelson Everybody loves the redheaded stranger. Sep 14 at 8. Sold out. Wells Fargo Center, 50 Mark West Springs Rd, Santa Rosa. 707.546.3600.

Shake Your Bundschu Eighties costume dance party with the Spazmatics. Sep 10, 8 to 10:45. $20. Gundlach Bundschu Winery,



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BBQ on the Lawn With sunshine comes grilled meat, cool beer and good-time music. Every Sun at 4. Sep 11, Tommy Castro Band. Rancho Nicasio, Town Square, Nicasio. 415.662.2219.

Downtown Days on the Novato Green Rock over Novato, rock on the green. Sep 10, Revolver. City Council Greens, 901 Sherman Ave, Novato.

Groundation If you drive a biodieselpowered, Rasta-colored Westfalia, chances are this reggae band is your soundtrack. Sep 7. 19 Broadway Club, 19 Broadway, Fairfax. 415.459.1091.

Marianne Aya Omac with Joan Baez French Gypsy-influenced singer-songwriter on her first US tour plays with famous folkie. Sep 12 at 7:30. $28-$40. 142 Throckmorton Theatre, 142 Throckmorton Ave, Mill Valley. 415.383.9600.

NAPA COUNTY Napa City Nights Sep 9, Bookoo Fly, Caution, Greg Lamboy. Sep 16, C4INC, Audio Farm, Lalo. Veterans Memorial Park, Third and Main, Napa.

Wine Country Ukulele Fest James Hill and others strum and pick the popular little chordophone. Sep 9. $25-$50. Napa Valley Opera House, 1030 Main St, Napa. 707.226.7372.

Clubs SONOMA COUNTY Aâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Roma Roasters Sep 9, EZ Kewl. Sep 10, John Howland & Andrew Gibson. 95 Fifth St, Santa Rosa. 707.576.7765.

Affronti Sep 11, Christian Foley. 235 Healdsburg Ave, Ste 105, Healdsburg. 707.433.2788.

Aqus Cafe Sep 10, Festival of Friends. 189 H St, Petaluma. 707.778.6060.

REVENGE OF THE NERDS The Spazmatics rock

Gundlach Bundschu on Sept. 10. See Concerts, above.

Arlene Francis Theater Sep 9, Vespertine

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Music ( 31 Orchestra. Sep 11, Shat, Over the Falls, Iditarod, Business End, Citizen of Odessa, Teenage Sweater. 99 Sixth St, Santa Rosa. 707.528.3009.

Aubergine Sep 8, Real Nasty, Steve Pile Band, Sons of Doug. Sep 9, Voodoo Fix, This Old Earthquake. Sep 10, West County Uncensored comedy night. Sep 11, Izzy & the Catastrpohics. Tues at 7, ladies’ open mic. 755 Petaluma Ave, Sebastopol. 707.829.2722.

Blue Heron Restaurant Sep 11, Allways Elvis. 25300 Steelhead Blvd, Duncans Mills. 707.865.9135.

Coco’s Wed, live music. Thurs, reggaeton. Fri at 9, techno and house DJ. Sat, merengue, reggaeton, hip-hop. Sun, cumbia. Tues at 8, salsa dancing with lesson. 21 Fourth St, Petaluma. 707.765.1863.

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

First Edition Sun, Carl & Paul Green. 1820 E Washington Ave, Petaluma. 707.775.3200.

Flamingo Lounge Sep 9-10, Edwins Brothers. 2777 Fourth St, Santa Rosa. 707.545.8530.

Gaia’s Garden Sep 8, Tony Gagarin. Sep 9, Marshall, Bolt & Harr. Sep 10,

String Rays. Every Tues, Jim Adams (jazz guitar). 1899 Mendocino Ave, Santa Rosa. 707.544.2491.

My Friend Joe

Hopmonk Sonoma

Mystic Theatre

Sep 9, at 5, Foxes in the Henhouse; at 9, Welcome Matt. Sep 10 at 1, Tony Gibson; at 9, Garrin Benfield. Sep 11, JL Stiles. 691 Broadway, Sonoma. 707.935.9100.

Sep 9, 40oz. to Freedom. Sep 11, Tim Reynolds, Marcus Eaton. 23 Petaluma Blvd N, Petaluma. 707.765.2121.

Hopmonk Tavern

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

Sep 8, Juke Joint with Vibrant Eyeris. Sep 9, Vinyl. Sep 10, Black Market Blues. Mon, Monday Night Edutainment. Tues, open mic night. 230 Petaluma Ave, Sebastopol. 707.829.7300.

Jasper O’Farrell’s Sep 7, Brainstorm with Dr. Dylon, Ini & Mose; Sep 14, with Russ Liquid. Sun, open mic. 6957 Sebastopol Ave, Sebastopol. 707.829.2062.

Lagunitas Tap Room Sep 7, David Grier. Sep 8, WishBones. Sep 9, Sonoma Jazz Collective. Sep 10, Jinx Jones. 1280 N McDowell Blvd, Petaluma. 707.778.8776.

Last Day Saloon Every Wed at 7, North Bay Hootenanny’s Pick-Me-Up Revue. Sep 10, Counterbalance, Darkside Shine, Shotgun Harlot. Mon, karaoke. 120 Fifth St, Santa Rosa. 707.545.2343.

Murphy’s Irish Pub Wed at 7:30, trivia night. Sep 9, Hellhounds. Sep 10, Larry Carlin’s Mostly SImply Bluegrass Night. Sep 11, Sean Carscadden and Marty O’Reilly. Every second Tues, open mic. 464 First St, Sonoma. 707.935.0660.

Thurs at 7:30, Rubber Chicken open mic. 1810 Mendocino Ave, Santa Rosa. 707.829.3403.

Northwood Restaurant

Olde Sonoma Public House Sep 8, Josh & Nelson Kraft. 18615 Sonoma Hwy, Ste 110, Sonoma. 707.938.7587.

Phoenix Theater Wed at 6, jazz jam. Second and fourth Thurs, writers workshops. Sep 9, Devil in the Machine, Torrent, Celestial Aura. Sep 10, F.L.I. High, Biting the Dog, High Class, Heap of Stone. Sun at 5, rock and blues jam. Mon at 7, young people’s AA. Tues at 7, acoustic Americana jam. 2 01 Washington St, Petaluma. 707.762.3565.

Red Rose Cafe Sat at 6, Ron Dubin One Man Band (blues). 1770 Piner Rd, Santa Rosa. 707.573.9741.

The Rocks Fri, Top 40. Sat, Deja Vu with Geronimo (old-school beats). 146 Kentucky St, Petaluma. 707.782.0592.

Russian River Brewing Co Sep 10, Sky O’Bainion with Derek Irving. Sep 11, Free Peoples. 725 Fourth St, Santa Rosa. 707.545.BEER.

TEACH ONE Groundation play 19 Broadway on Sept. 7. See Concerts, p31.

142 Throckmorton Ave, Mill Valley. 415.383.9600.

224 Vintage Way, Novato. 415.899.9600.

Sep 10, Iris DeMent (see Concerts). 390 Morris St, Sebastopol.

Panama Hotel Restaurant

Station House Cafe

Studio E Sep 13, Slaid Cleaves, Chojo Jacques. Address provided with tickets, Sebastopol.

Tradewinds Thurs, DJ Dave. Sep 9, Captain Crunch. Sep 10, Rock Hounds. Mon, Donny Maderos’ Pro Jam. 8210 Old Redwood Hwy, Cotati. 707.795.7878.

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

MARIN COUNTY Finnegan’s Marin Sep 8, Black Cat Bone. Sep 10, Revolver. Mon, open mic with KC Turner. 877 Grant Ave, Novato. 415.899.1516.

Gabrielson Park Sep 9, Michael Aragon. Anchor Street, Sausalito.

George’s Nightclub Wed, standup comedy (see Comedy). Sep 9, Bud E. Luv. Sep 10, VIIV Launch. 842 Fourth St, San Rafael. 415.226.0262.

Sep 7, Miranda Ferriss. Sep 8, Wanda Strafford. Sep 12, James Moseley Trio. Tues at 7, Swing Fever. 4 Bayview St, San Rafael. 415.457.3993.

Sep 11, Pete Madsen. 11180 State Route 1, Pt Reyes Station. 4 15.663.1515.


Rancho Nicasio Sep 9, Rancho Allstars. Sep 10, Shana Morrison. Town Square, Nicasio. 415.662.2219.

Saylor’s Landing Sep 11, Tom Bowers Duo. Sep 12, Tangria Jazz Duo. 2009 Bridgeway, Sausalito. 415.332.6161.

Sleeping Lady Thurs at 9, Texas Blues. Sep 9, Sticky’s Backyard. Sat at 2, uke jam. Sep 11 at 6:30, Judy Hall. Sun at 2, Irish music. Mon at 8, open mic with Simon Costa. Sep 13, Songwriter Social. 23 Broadway, Fairfax. 415.485.1182.

Calistoga Inn Wed, open mic. Thurs, reggae DJ night. Fri, oldschool DJ night. Sat DJ night. 1250 Lincoln Ave, Calistoga. 707.942.4101.

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Sep 9, Rhythm Cats. Sep 10, Robbie Allen & Outer Edge. Sep 11, Mirror Image. 902 Main St, Napa. 707.258.2337.

+ Darkside Shine + Shotgun Harlot 9/15 8:30 PM | $25/30 | HARD

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

Napa Valley Opera House

Wed, Larry’s karaoke. Sun, open mic. Mon, reggae. 41 Wharf Rd, Bolinas. 415.868.1311.

Sep 9, Ukelele Fest with James Hill (see Concerts). 1030 Main St, Napa. 707.226.7372.

Southern Pacific Smokehouse

Silo’s Wed at 7, jam session. Sep 10, Brenda Reed. Sep 11, NVJS. 530 Main St, Napa. 707.251.5833.

Iron Springs Pub & Brewery



Hydro Grill


Wed, Philip Claypool and friends. Sep 8, Emerging Artists Showcase. Sep 9, Firewheel.

the last day saloon

+ Mindflow + Points North + Shotgun harlot 9/16 8:30 PM | $22/25 | BLUES

The Ford Brothers + Jason Bodlovich 9/18 12 PM | $5/8 | ROCK | ALL AGES Great Burro Studios presents Rock-Cital 17 featuring local kid acts 9/23 8:30 PM | $22/25 | COMEDY

Sep 7, Jafar Thorne. 765 Center Blvd, Fairfax. 415.485.1005.

Moylan’s Brewery Thurs at 8:30, jam session. 15 Rowland Way, Novato. 415.898.HOPS.

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

19 Broadway Club Sep 7, Groundation (see Concerts). Sep 8, Battle of the Bands. Sep 9, Wonderbread 5. Sep 10, End of Summer HipHop Party. Sep 11 at 5, Dave Getz; at 9, Buddy Owen. Mon at 9, open mic. Sep 13 at 6, Jeb Brady Band. 19 Broadway, Fairfax. 415.459.1091.

No Name Bar Fri at 9, Michael Aragon Quartet. Sun at 3, Mal Sharpe’s Dixieland. 757 Bridgeway, Sausalito. 415.332.1392.

142 Throckmorton Theatre Sep 9, Suzanne Ciani, Julio Mazziotti. Sep 11, Maria Muldaur & Red Hot Bluesiana. Sep 12, Marianne Aya Omac, Joan Baez (see Concerts).

San Francisco’s City Guide

Dr. John The unceasing night tripper growls out the spirit of piano-fueled New Orleans. Sep 7-9 at Yoshi’s Oakland.

She Wants Revenge Band seemingly custom-geared for Live 105 airplay appears with DJ from Live 105. Sep 8 at Rickshaw Stop.

Ke$ha Concert moved from a 7,000-seat venue to a 2,800-seat venue. Just sayin’. Sep 9 at the Fox Theater.

Def Leppard Eighties rockers pour some sugar on classic hits. With openers Heart. Sep 9 at Shoreline Amphitheatre.

Rancid East Bay stalwarts mine their deep 40-ounce well of street punk anthems. Sep 10 at the Warfield.

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8:45–9:45am Jazzercise SOCK HOP PARTY–East Coast Swing lesson and Ballroom, Latin & Swing Dance hosted by California Ballroom

Sat, Sept 10 8–9am; 9:15–10:15am Jazzercise 10:30am–1:30pmScottish Dance 7–11pm Circle’n Squares Hoedown Sun,Sept 11 8:30–9:30am Jazzercise 1:30–3:30pm VINTAGE DANCE with Gary Thomas 5–9:30pm DJ Steve Luther Country Western Lessons & Dancing $10 Mon, Sept 12 8:45–9:45am; 5:45–6:45pm Jazzercise 7–10pm Scottish Country Dancing Tues, Sept 13 8:45–9:45am; 5:45–6:40pm Jazzercise 7:30–9pm African and World Music Dance

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ROYAL FLUSH We admit it: playing poker with Willie would be damn cool.

In the Mouth Band of Horses take nothing for granted BY LEILANI CLARK


ne perk of being an up-and-coming rock star is that you usually still feel a sense of awe at the surreal adventures that pop up on the road. Bill Reynolds, bass player for Band of Horses, whose album Infinite Arms was nominated for a Best Alternative Album Grammy in 2010, is in that enviable position. When asked about performing onstage with Willie Nelson, he not only praises the man’s talents, he also tells of a wild poker night at the country legend’s Hawaiian outpost. “We played with him in Maui,” says North Carolina–bred Reynolds, on the phone from his home in Ojai, Calif. “It was totally bizarre. I just remember having many, many Mai Tais and showing up at this house at midnight, and it just being the weirdest, wildest

vibe. He was fucking ruling at poker. There were people just kicking ass. We didn’t even step up to the table. It was basically him and Woody Harrelson ruling everybody.” Those sorts of nights are made possible by excelling at one’s craft. Band of Horses’ first album, 2006’s Everything All the Time, offered the spectacularly melancholy “The Funeral,” featured in a Ford commercial, on Gossip Girl and more than one skateboard video. Recent material has a rootsy vibe more closely reflecting the Southern disposition of current band members, including Reynolds, who joined Band of Horses almost five years ago after meeting primary songwriter Ben Bridwell at a North Carolina recording studio. “Ben was making a record, and I was in the same studio producing the album Emotionalism by the Avett Brothers,” Reynolds recalls. Bridwell has remarked that this incarnation of the band is a “true creative and personal collective,” and Reynolds agrees. “Thankfully, we’re not bringing shitty ideas to the table. We all realize it’s his voice that we love to back up,” he says. “We were able to collaborate a whole lot more on Infinite Arms, and this new one that we’re working on now. He likes our taste and the stuff that we bring to the table, which is flattering.” The next step for the band is to build on their momentum by writing and recording new songs. “We basically locked ourselves in this studio outside of El Paso, in the middle of nowhere. It’s different from what we’ve normally done,” says Reynolds, enthusiasm bursting through a laid-back drawl. “I just got the mixes today, so I’m excited about it. We’re going to try to make this one a little faster. You know, the last one, we used strings and loud, Phil Specter–recording techniques, just went kinda widescreen crazy with it. This one will be a little bit more rock-y.” Ah, yes, the sweet, blessed life of a rock star. Band of Horses plays Friday, Sept. 9, at the Uptown Theatre. 1350 Third St., Napa. 8pm $37. 707.259.0123.

Galleries OPENINGS Sep 7 From 4 to 6pm. Steele Lane Community Center, fine art photography by Nik Catalina. 415 Steele Lane, Santa Rosa. 707.543.3282.

Sep 8 From 4 to 6pm. University Art Gallery, ‘The Future is Now,’ work by new Bay Area MFA graduates. 1801 E Cotati Ave, Rohnert Park. 707.664.2295.

Sep 9 From 5 to 7:30pm. Occidental Center for the Arts, “Abstractions,” an abstract multimedia group show. Graton Road and Bohemian Highway, Occidental. 707.874.9392.

Sep 10 From 5 to 7pm. Gallery of Sea & Heaven, exhibition of accessories for inside and outside the home and environs. 312 South A St, Santa Rosa. 707.578.9123. From 5 to 7pm. Healdsburg Center for the Arts, “Red Dot 2011: Think Twice,” mixed media by Allegra Burke, sculpture by Charlese Doiron Reinhart and photography by Jerry Takigawa. 130 Plaza St, Healdsburg. 707.431.1970. From 5 to 9pm. Towers Gallery, “Cruisin,” works by various artists. 240 North Cloverdale Blvd, Ste 2, Cloverdale. 707.894.4331.

Sep 11 From 2 to 5pm. Calabi Gallery, ‘Beyond Borders,’ work inspired by Hispanic Heritage Month. 144 Petaluma Blvd N, Petaluma. 707.781.7070.

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

Buddha’s Palm Tattoo Gallery


Glaser Center


Through Oct 20, “The Roseland Series,” plein air paintings capturing Roseland’s vibrancy by Jamie Mitsu & Alicia Lopez de Oceguera. 100 Santa Rosa Ave, Ste 10, Santa Rosa. 707.543.3010.

Finley Center Finley Community Center. Through Sep 23, “Assemblage,” found-object sculpture by nine artists. Mon-Fri, 8 to 7; Sat, 9 to 1. 2060 W College Ave, Santa Rosa. 707.543.3737.

Gallery of Sea & Heaven Sep 10-Nov 5, exhibition of BI and community artists featuring accessories for inside and outside the home and environs. Reception, Sep 10, 5 to 7. Wed-Sat, noon to 5 and by appointment. 312 South A St, Santa Rosa. 707.578.9123.

Gallery One Through Oct 3, “California Landscapes,” “Lyrics in Color”

Ending Sep 11, “Transition Style: Art,” work by Sandy Eastoak, Nansee Greenwitch, Deborah LeSeuer, Green Greenwald, Cricket Seagall, Susandra Spicer and Sammy Nasr. 6782 Sebastopol Ave, Sebastopol. 707.824.6644.

Hammerfriar Gallery Through Oct 8, works by Penny Michel and Mike Tinney. Tues-Fri, 10 to 6. Sat, 10 to 5. 132 Mill St, Ste 101, Healdsburg. 707.473.9600.


McNear’s Dining House Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner BBQ • Pasta • Steak

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Graton Gallery

Guayaki Mate Bar

City Hall Council Chambers


A Sultry Summer Evening 8:30pm

BBQ on the Lawn! Sept 11 TOMMY CASTRO BAND

Calabi Gallery

Through Oct 2, “A Change of Scene: Schulz Sketches from Abroad.” Through Dec 11, “Pop’d from the Panel,” parallel worlds of fine art and commercial art. Through 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.


Great Dance Band! 8:30pm


Through Oct 2, “Mixed Elements,” oil paintings and other media by Linda Ratzlaff, John Gruenwald and others. Tues-Sun, 10:30 to 6. 9048 Graton Rd, Graton. 707.829.8912.

Charles M Schulz Museum

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Through Oct 2, “Faces of Spain,” photography by Maite Klein. Thru Oct 2. 547 Mendocino Ave, Santa Rosa. 707.568.5381.

Through November, “Our Backyard Bohemia: the People and Places of Sonoma County.” Tues-Wed and Fri-Sat, noon to 8; Sun, noon to 4. 313 North Main St, Sebastopol. 707.829.7256. Sep 10-Nov 7, ‘Beyond Borders,’ work inspired by Hispanic Heritage Month and Day of the Dead. Reception, Sep 11, 2 to 5. Wed-Sun, 11 to 5. 144 Petaluma Blvd N, Petaluma. 707.781.7070.


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Healdsburg Center for the Arts Through Oct 16, “Red Dot 2011: Think Twice,” mixed media by Allegra Burke, sculpture by Charlese Doiron Reinhart and photography by Jerry Takigawa. Reception, Sep 10, 5 to 7. Daily, 11 to 6. 130 Plaza St, Healdsburg. 707.431.1970.

Occidental Center for the Arts Sep 7-Oct 29, “Abstractions,” an abstract multimedia group show. Reception, Sep 9, 5 to 7:30. Graton Rd and Bohemian Hwy, Occidental.

Petaluma Arts Center Through Sep 18, “2011 Anonymous,” 19th- and 20th-century photographs and quilts by unknown artists. 230 Lakeville St at East Washington, Petaluma. 707.762.5600.

Quercia Gallery Through Oct 10, “Reflection,” paintings and sculpture by Ron Quercia and Bobbi Jeanne Quercia. Thurs-Mon, 11 to 5. 25193 Hwy 116, Ste C, Duncans Mills. 707.865.0243. )


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Arts Events Quicksilver Mine Company Through Sep 25, “Clown Control,” sculpture by Carol Holtzman Fregoso. ThursMon, 11 to 6. 6671 Front St, Forestville. 707.887.0799.

Renga Arts

( 35 MFA graduates. Reception, Sep 8, 4-6pm. Tues-Fri, 11-4; Sat-Sun, noon-4. 1801 E Cotati Ave, Rohnert Park. 707.664.2295.

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Ending Sep 11, “Transition Style,” intergenerational multimedia show. Ongoing, outdoor sculpture by Patrick Amiot. 2371 Gravenstein Hwy S, Sebastopol. 707.823.9407.

Through Sep 23, “Material at Play: New Master Works,” work by various artists. Tues-Sat, 10 to 5. 1337 Fourth St, San Rafael. 415.451.8119.

Riverfront Art Gallery

Through Sep 17, “19th Annual Auction Preview Exhibition.” Fri, 1 to 5; Sat-Sun, noon to 5; and by appointment. 48 Wharf Rd, Bolinas. 415.868.0330.

Ending Sep 11, “Showin’ on the River,” juried fine art mixedmedia, painting and drawing show. Tues-Thurs and Sun, 10:30 to 6. Fri-Sat, 10:30 to 8. Tues-Thurs and Sun, 10:30 to 6. Fri-Sat, 10:30 to 8. 132 Petaluma Blvd N, Petaluma. 707.775.4ART.

Sebastopol Center for the Arts Sep 9, benefit auction party, 7 to 10. Tues-Fri, 10 to 4; Sat, 1 to 4. 6780 Depot St, Sebastopol. 707.829.4797.

Sebastopol Gallery Through Sep 24, “Art of Life,” paintings by Sterling Hoffman. Open daily, 11 to 6. 150 N Main St, Sebastopol. 707.829.7200.

Sonoma County Museum Ending Sep 11, “Gertrud Parker: Artist and Collector,” and “Pat Lenz: Nobody’s Poodle.” Through Sep 25, “Artistry in Wood,” fine woodworking exhibition. Tues-Sun, 11 to 4. 425 Seventh St, Santa Rosa. 707.579.1500.

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Book Passage Book Passage Gallery. Through Oct, photography by Durwood Zedd. Reception, Sep 8, 5:30 to 7. 51 Tamal Vista Blvd, Corte Madera. 415.927.0960.

Gallery Route One Through Sep 18, “Box Show.” Closing party and auction, Sep 18. Wed-Mon, 11 to 5. 11101 Hwy 1, Pt Reyes Station. 415.663.1347.

Marin MOCA Through Sep 25, “Streets of Hope: A Glimpse into Africa,” photography by Keven Seaver; “Shattered,” a national juried exhibition. Wed-Sun, 11 to 4, Novato Arts Center, Hamilton Field, 500 Palm Dr, Novato. 415.506.0137.

O’Hanlon Center for the Arts Through Sep 29, “Alphabet Soup,” group show juried by

Kathleen Burch. Tues-Sat, 10 to 2; also by appointment. 616 Throckmorton Ave, Mill Valley. 415.388.4331.

Tomales Gallery Ongoing, paintings by Jonnie Baldwin, Denise Champion, Timothy David Dixon, Clark Mitchell and others. FriSun, 12:30 to 5; also by appointment. 3985 TomalesPetaluma Rd, Tomales. 707.878.2680.

NAPA COUNTY Artists of the Valley Ongoing, mixed-media work of 57 artists in two Napa locations. An artist is always on site. Daily, 10 to 6. 710 First St and 1398 First St, Napa. 707.265.9050.

Bloom Salon & Art Gallery Bloom Gallery. Through Oct 2, “Inkslingers,” work by tattoo artists. Mon-Sat, 9 to 7. 1146 Main St, Napa. 707.251.8468.

Di Rosa Through Sep 17, “ZombieProof House,” range of media explores zombies in pop culture. 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.

I Wolk Gallery Ongoing, contemporary sculpture, painting and mixed media. 1354 Main St, St Helena. 707.963.8800 or 707.963.9922.

Steele Lane Community Center Sep 6- Nov 4, fine art photography by Nik Catalina. Reception, Sep 7, 4 to 6. Mon-Thurs, 8 to 7; Fri, 8 to 5. 415 Steele Lane, Santa Rosa. 707.543.3282.

T Barny Gallery & Sculpture Gardens T30. Food, silent auction, art by T Barny and music by Linda Ferro Band. Sep 10 at 5. $30. 4370 Pine Flat Rd, Healdsburg. 707.431.8378.

Towers Gallery Through Oct 31, “Cruisin,” works by various artists. Reception, Sep 10, 5 to 9. 240 North Cloverdale Blvd, Ste 2, Cloverdale. 707.894.4331.

University Art Gallery Sep 8-Oct 16, ‘The Future is Now,’ work by new Bay Area

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Comedy Don Friesen Jokes from a suburban housedad about trying to get by in the modern world. Sep 13 at 7:30. $18. Napa Valley Opera House, 1030 Main St, Napa. 707.226.7372.

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

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Events Art in the Park Art and its makers are celebrated in this annual festival, now in its 54th year. Music by Petaluma Pete, Rivereens, C Street Trio and High Class. Sep 10-11, 10 to 5. Free. Walnut Park, Petaluma Boulevard South and D Street, Petaluma.

Art of Peace Day Live music, dancing, poetry, art, a labyrinth and more in the name of peace. Sep 11, 12 to 6. Free. Sebastopol Community Center, 390 Morris St, Sebastopol.

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Arts Events Herb Farm and Sean Fannin of Traditional Health Arts. Sep 11 at 10. $10-$15. Quarryhill Botanical Gardens, Highway 12, Glen Ellen.

Fiesta de Independencia Celebrate Mexican culture and food at this family-friendly event. Sep 10, 1 to 6. Free. Wells Fargo Center, 50 Mark West Springs Rd, Santa Rosa. 707.546.3600.

Heirloom Seed Conference & Expo Thumbs of all colors are welcome to hear speakers, browse vendors and learn more about the vast diversity of heirloom varieties. Sep 1315. $10-$25. Sonoma County Fairgrounds, 1350 Bennett Valley Rd, Santa Rosa.

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( 37 Lunchtime in the Sculpture Garden Weekly activities and crepes every Thurs through Sep 29. Sep 8 and 15, yoga with Clare Moore. $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.

Wine Country Big Q Pitmasters compete and tasters win at this nationally sanctioned BBQ competition. Pete Stringfellow performs. Sep 10, 1 to 5. Sonoma Academy, 2500 Farmers Lane, Santa Rosa. 707.545.1770.

Winemaker Thursdays

Volunteers plant a native plant landscape and demo garden at the new Baylands Center. Sep 9, 10 to 2. Free. Sonoma Baylands Trail, Lakeville Highway and Highway 37, Sonoma.

Join artisanal winemakers for talks and tastes of current offerings; every Thurs, 6 to 8. Big Bottom Market, 16228 Main St, Guerneville. 707.604.7295.

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World-class banked track roller derby with the world champs. Sep 10 at 8. $5-$24. Chris Beck Arena, Sonoma County Fairgrounds, 1350 Bennett Valley Rd, Santa Rosa.

DeTurk Movies Bring a blanket for movies

after dark, Fri evenings. Sep 9, “Spirited Away.” Free. DeTurk Round Barn, Decker and Prince streets, Santa Rosa.

Film Night in the Park Family films now showing at parks throughout Marin county, Fri-Sat at 8pm. Sep 9, “Some Like it Hot.” Old Mill Park, Throckmorton and Cascade, Mill Valley.

Grange Documentary Film Festival Series of shorts from local documentarian Rich Panter. Sep 10, “In Siberia.” All shows at 7; free popcorn included. $5 donation. Bodega Grange Hall, 1370 Bodega Ave, Bodega Bay.

The Topp Twins: Untouchable Girls Infectiously entertaining documentary feature about the world’s only comedic, singing, yodeling lesbian twin sisters. Sep 9 at 7; Sep 11 at 4. Free-$6. Sonoma Film Institute, Warren Auditorium, SSU, 1801 E Cotati Ave, Rohnert Park.

Lectures Burbank Lecture Series Monthly garden and history lectures Tues at 7. $10. Luther

Food & Drink Chili & Wheels Hot cars and even hotter chili, with family entertainment and former NFL stars. Sep 10, 104pm. Free. 555 Rohnert Park Exwy, Rohnert Park.

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

Fifth Street Farmers’ Market on the Square Every Thurs, 4 to 6:30. Ramekins Culinary School, 50 W Spain St, Sonoma. 707.933.0450.

ACCORDIONISTA Work by Emmanuel Catarina Montoya and others opens at Calabi Gallery’s ‘Beyond Borders’ on Sept. 11. See Openings, p35.

Science Buzz Cafe Every Thurs at 6:30, gather with scientists and amateur science fans to discuss weekly topics. Sep 8, “Sonoma County: Ground Water,” with geologist Gene Boudreau. $3 donation. French Garden Restaurant, 8050 Bodega Ave, Sebastopol. 707.292.5281.

TEDx Napa Valley Theme is ‘Empowering Leaders at Every Level’; speakers include ranchers, inventors and administrators. Sep 11 at noon. $100. Napa Valley Opera House, 1030 Main St, Napa. 707.226.7372.

Readings Petaluma Copperfield’s Books Sep 8 at 10, “Skippyjon Jones,” with Judy Schachner (see For Kids). 140 Kentucky St, Petaluma. 707.762.0563.

Healdsburg Copperfield’s Books Sep 11 at 5:30, “Artisan Cheesemaking at Home” with Mary Karlin. 104 Matheson St, Healdsburg. 707.433.9270.

Petaluma Copperfield’s Books Sep 13 at 7, “A Life in Stitches” with Rachel Herron. 140 Kentucky St, Petaluma. 707.762.0563.

Judy Schachner Author of the popular “Skippyjon Jones” series reads from her latest sequel. Sep 8 at 10. Petaluma Copperfield’s Books, 140 Kentucky St, Petaluma. 707.762.0563.

Sebastopol Copperfield’s Books Sep 8 at 7, “Marijuanaland,” with Jonah Raskin. 138 N Main St, Sebastopol. 707.823.2618.

Book Passage Sep 7 at 7, “The Bad Always Die Twice,” with Cheryl Crane. Sep 7, “The Bad Always Die Twice,” with Cheryl Crane. Sep 8 at 7, “The Cut,” with George Pelecanos. Sep 8 at 7, “The Cut,” with George Pelecanos. Aug 9 at 7, “Granta 116: Ten Years Later,” with Elmaz Abinader, Jonathan Curiel and Adam Johnson.. Sep 9 at 7, “The Meagre Tarmac,” with Clark Blaise. Granta 116: Ten Years

Later. Elmaz Abinader, Jonathan Curiel, Adam Johnson and Kieran Ridge ponder the effects of 9/11 through fiction, reportage, memoir, poetry and photography. Sep 9 at 7. Sep 10 at 7, “Cassandras Falling,” with Adrienne Amundsen. Sep 10 at 1, “Sauvignon Secret: A Wine Country Mystery,” with Ellen Crosby. Sep 10 at 7, “The Grace of Everyday Saints: How a Band of Believers Lost Their Church & Found Their Faith,” with Julian Guthrie. Sep 11 at 1, “Awakening the Essential Feminine: Claiming your Influential Power,” with Maureen Simon. Sep 11 at 3, “Chain Reaction,” with Ross Goldstein. Sep 11 at 4, “Secrets of a Baby Nurse: How to Have a Happy, Healthy Baby,” with Marsha Podd. Sep 11 at 7, “Road to Somewhere: an American Memoir,” with James Reeves. Sep 12 at 7, “Radiance,” with Louis B. Jones. Sep 12, “The Oil Kings,” with Andrew Cooper. Sep 13 at 7, “Manufacturing Hysteria: a History of Scapegoating, Surveillance and Secrecy in Modern America,” with Jay Feldman. 51 Tamal Vista Blvd, Corte Madera. 415.927.0960.

Napa Copperfield’s Books Sep 9 at 7, “Sauvignon Secret” with Ellen Crosby. 3900-A Bel Aire Plaza, Highway 29 and Trancas Street, Napa. 707.252.8002.

Point Reyes Presbyterian Church Sep 8 at 7, “A Different Kind of Luxury,” with Andy Couturier. 11445 Shoreline Hwy, Pt Reyes Station. 415.663.1349.

Toby’s Feed Barn Sep 10 at 11:15, “Rampage of the Glutton Monsters,” with John Littleton. 11250 Hwy 1, Pt Reyes Station. 415.663.1223.


teaching traffic school. Sep 9, 16, 23 at 8. $15. Glaser Center, 547 Mendocino Ave, Santa Rosa. 707.568.5381.

The Complete History of America (Abridged)

Based on a True Story Dave Pokorny’s one-man show about trading in the standup life to for a family and a career

Iris Dement Saturday, September 10 at 8 pm

Irreverent three-man romp through annals of our nation’s past. Through Sep 25; Fri-Sun at 8, Sun at 4. $20-$35. Forest Meadows Amphitheatre, Dominican University, San Rafael.

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A Funny Thing Happened On the Way to the Forum Sondheim’s immensely successful, Tony awardwinning, musical farce. Sep 9-Oct 2. Opening night gala, Sep 9, $40. Friday and Saturday at 8, Sunday at 2. $20-$30. Dreamweavers Theatre, 1637 W Imola Ave, Napa. 707.255.5483.

How the Other Half Loves Comic exploration of the turbulent lives of three married couples in the 1970s. Sep 1-29. Thurs-Sat at 8, Sun at 3. $12$22. Novato Theater Company, 484 Ignacio Blvd, Novato.

Jane Austen Unscripted Impro Theatre group spins Austen dramas into comedies. Sep 7-8 at 8. $20-$30. 142 Throckmorton Theatre, 142 Throckmorton Ave, Mill Valley. 415.383.9600.

Nonsense & Verse A zany one-man vaudevillian show with Dan Goodman. Sep 9 at 7:30. $24-$36. Showcase Theatre, Marin Center, San Rafael. 415.499.6800.

She Loves Me Lighthearted romantic comedy based on Miklos Laszlo’s “Parfumerie.” Sep 9-25; FriSat at 8, Sun at 2. $25-$35. Cinnabar Theater, 3333 Petaluma Blvd N, Petaluma. 707.763.8920.

Antigone Narrow Way production of the classic tragedy, set in the 1930s. Sep 8-11; Thurs-Sat at 8, Sun at 5. $5-$22. Bettie Condiotti Theater, Spreckels Performing Arts Center, 5409 Snyder Lane, Rohnert Park. 707.588.3400.

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