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Rhapsodies Droning On How can Democrats be OK with Obama’s drone policy? BY SUSAN LAMONT


ar and surveillance have changed with the proliferation of unmanned aerial vehicles, or drones. Weaponized, they can target someone on the other side of the earth; miniaturized, they can be guided through an open window to spy on people in a room. Like the opening of Pandora’s box, they are fraught with danger for all of us.

With his drone policy, President Obama has violated sovereign borders of countries with which we are not at war, launched attacks outside combat zones—illegal under international law—and assassinated at will. It is inevitable that we will one day be in the crosshairs. Proliferation of drones has already begun in less-than-friendly countries. According to the Bureau of Investigative Journalism, 2,956 people have been killed by U.S. drones in Pakistan—a nuclear power with which we are not yet at war—in the past 10 months. Only 150 were named militants; 175 were confirmed to be children. At a time when the Defense Department is militarizing local police, laws against nationalizing local law enforcement become meaningless. When the lines to your right to privacy have already been grievously blurred, the ACLU predicts that “all the pieces appear to be lining up for the eventual introduction of routine aerial surveillance in American life.” And the Air Line Pilots Association is worried about the safety of our airspace. All of this is happening even before the 2013 National Defense Authorization Act would effectively allow intentional propaganda campaigns aimed at U.S. citizens. So far, drones are wildly popular with the public. According to a Washington Post-ABC News poll, 77 percent of liberal Democrats like Obama’s drone policy. After all, fewer soldiers coming home in body bags is a good thing, right? Stop to consider this: just as we’ve moved from world wars to more limited wars (many more in the last half century), now we’ll move to constant warfare conducted in secret at the discretion of one person, an unaccountable president. And those liberal Democrats can rest easy. It won’t even be called war. Susan Lamont is a local peace and social justice activist and writer. Medea Benjamin, author of ‘Drone Warfare: Killing by Remote Control,’ appears at Book Passage in Corte Madera on June 22 at 5:30pm, Copperfield’s Books in Sebastopol on June 26 at 7pm, Occupy Santa Rosa in Santa Rosa’s Courthouse Square on June 27 at noon, and Christ Church United Methodist on June 27 at 7pm. To have an essay considered for publication, write

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These people are terribly ignorant about how much methane is being produced and how much damage this incredibly powerful greenhouse gas is doing to the environment (“Fixing the Footprint,” June 13). Cows are the problem, ranches (that replaced forests) are the problem. Read (or google) Livestock’s Long Shadow for a full report. And shame on you for pushing animal production facilities as being “green.”

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TRUST Appeal On behalf of Redwood Forest Friends Meeting (Quakers), I write in strong support of the TRUST Act (AB 1081Ammiano), which will reform California’s participation in the fundamentally flawed “Secure” Communities, or SComm, deportation program. This bill will advance public safety by rebuilding the trust that S-Comm has undermined between immigrant communities and local police. The TRUST Act will also ease the unfair burden that the program has saddled upon local governments. S-Comm is a controversial Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) program which has devastated community policing strategies, hurt public safety and caused significant pain for immigrant victims of crime. Since its implementation, S-Comm has led to the deportation of over 63,000 residents of California—more than any other state. Contrary to this program’s stated goal of prioritizing serious felony offenses, the vast majority of those deported, about 69 percent, are categorized by ICE as either “noncriminals” or lower level offenders. Even U.S. citizens, survivors of domestic violence and immigrants

Despite changes announced to the program last year, a new report from University of California Irvine’s Immigrant Rights Clinic found that “ICE’s failure to adhere to its own stated priorities is a feature rather than a reparable flaw” of S-Comm. Thus, immigrant victims and witnesses of crime are afraid to come forward to cooperate with the police for fear that they may be automatically reported to ICE and detained for deportation under S-Comm. The TRUST Act will set reasonable limits for local responses to ICE’s burdensome “detainer” requests, the linchpin of the failed S-Comm program. Currently, local jails bear the brunt of the costs of responding to these holds. This includes the cost of tracking and responding to ICE detainers, and the additional time community members are held beyond the point they would normally be released. We believe California can do better. Thus, we respectfully urge passage of AB 1081. Passage of this bill would go a long way toward restoring trust between local law enforcement and immigrant communities.


Up, Up and Away I used to sit on my porch in the morning and watch the hot air balloons lift off every year until they forced the closure of Windsorland Mobile Home Park (“Floating on Air,” June 15), but that’s another story for another day. This is an amazing spectacle to see, and I suggest that you get up before the sun does, drive to Windsor and watch, then eat breakfast at the Downtown Grill or get a cuppa at Cafe Noto.

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he nation’s largest for-profit college is aggressively lobbying against a proposal in California that would disqualify it and other proprietary schools from a key state financial aid program.

It’s the latest battle in a multiyear struggle over the standards that schools must meet in order

to benefit from the generous Cal Grant program. On one side is the University of Phoenix and its parent company, the Apollo Group—a massive education company whose campaign contributions fill California political coffers and whose lobbyists have helped beat back two similar legislative threats in the state in the past 18 months. On the other side are consumer advocates who say that for-profit

colleges offer inferior educations while saddling vulnerable students with debt, and they’ve recently received support from Gov. Jerry Brown. Faced with a fiscal crisis that has already led to massive cuts in the state’s higher education system, Brown wants to tighten rules that exclude schools with high student loan default rates from the program. The tougher standards would have the greatest impact on for-profit

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colleges, which have some of the highest default rates. The stakes are high. Last year, University of Phoenix students got an estimated $20 million in Cal Grants, the most of any for-profit college in the state and, according to one analysis, more than the top 10 community colleges combined. The funding—which can cover tuition, fees, living expenses and books—is a vital part of the school’s business model. The University of Phoenix says it is unfairly targeted by the proposed changes. The school contends that its high default rates result not from the quality of the education it provides but from the fact that it serves a nontraditional—and financially riskier—student population of older, working adults. “There’s no question that our students take a bigger hit [from Brown’s proposal] than any other college student in the state,” says University of Phoenix spokesman Ryan Rauzon. “It’s clear that policymakers are trying to attach meaning to a default rate as some sort of indicator on academic quality, failing—or refusing—to acknowledge that maybe it has more to do with the economy, the financial situations of certain types of students. “These are adult students,” Rauzon continues. “They’ve got complicated financial lives, not to mention they’re juggling a lot. They’ve got kids, they’ve got car payments, they’ve got childcare payments and mortgages, some of them are working multiple jobs. They’re going one night a week for four hours, one class at a time or they’re taking classes online.” But critics say that rather than helping nontraditional students succeed, for-profit colleges often take advantage of them, providing an inadequate education that leaves them burdened with substantial debt. Debbie Cochrane, a financial aid expert with the Institute for College Access and Success, supports the stricter institutional eligibility standards, which, she argues, will push underperforming schools to better serve both students and taxpayers. “The combination of relatively

got the Student Aid Commission, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got the governor, and weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going to try to reach all of them in as many different ways as we can within the law of political activity, and argue heavily that you shouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t cut University of Phoenix students out.â&#x20AC;? Those efforts paid off. After intense negotiations, California lawmakers tweaked the regulations on the Cal Grant program, raising the defaultrate thresholdâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;damaging some for-proďŹ t colleges, but narrowly sparing the University of Phoenix. But now the school is battling the biggest threat yet to its Cal Grant eligibility: Gov. Jerry Brownâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s revised budget proposal released in May. Brown is perhaps an unlikely foe for the University of Phoenix. The company donated $25,000 to his 2010 gubernatorial campaign, and in December, he appointed a longtime Apollo Group executive to the California Student Aid Commission. But confronted with a $16 billion budget shortfall, Brown proposed brutal spending cuts across the board, including restricting Cal Grant institutional eligibility to schools with a three-year cohort default rate below 15 percent. It was a drastic change from his January budget recommendation, which proposed maintaining the current 24.6 percent threshold. The University of Phoenixâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s default rate is moving in the opposite direction. The company disclosed that the draft three-year rate for the 2009 cohort, to be ďŹ nalized in September, was 26.7 percent, a substantial increase from the 2008â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 21.1 percent. Assembly Democrats have released a budget plan that recommends approving a modiďŹ ed version of the governorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s proposal on Cal Grant institutional eligibility. The plan includes â&#x20AC;&#x153;placeholderâ&#x20AC;? language setting the cohort default rate limit at 15.5 percent. The following day, a state Senate committee approved the 15.5 threshold. As the clock ticks down past state lawmakersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; budget deadline, the Apollo Group is engaged in an all-out lobbying effort against the proposal.

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recently spotted bumper sticker quotes the late professor Raymond Williams, a Welshman who brilliantly observed, “To be truly radical is to make hope possible rather than despair convincing.” From the smallest individual act to large-scale ventures, making hope possible is bigger than personal. Williams was referring to radical as it pertained to social action. Pseudo-radicals pose for photo ops, but genuine radicals typically work hard doing something nobody else can or will do—they swim against the current of a fear-based culture. That metaphoric swim often takes the literal guise of an inconvenient journey. For some, it’s a road trip. Yvonne Baginski has perplexed some and irritated others of her neighbors in Napa over the years

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rom certain angles, downtown Petaluma looks like San Francisco, which isn’t surprising since many of its buildings survived the 1906 earthquake. The row of buildings on Kentucky Street sloping up from Washington looks like a neighborhood in Russian Hill, and just south of downtown, the Foundry Wharf feels like a cross

between south of Market and Mission Bay with its industrial buildings, modern condos and streets with bumpy timber, brick and old streetcar tracks. First Street’s Luma Restaurant has read the neighborhood well. The bright and modern building, set below a block of smart-looking condos with tiny, brushedaluminum balconies, looks like it was plucked right off the streets of San Francisco. It’s got big-city style, with the welcoming appeal of a neighborhood restaurant.

The food, however, doesn’t quite deliver on casual urban sophistication. The food takes on bistro standards as well as Asian and Mexican influences; to me, it’s a menu that doesn’t quite know what it wants to be. Most might agree—it’s an odd choice to run a chicken liver mousse special alongside guacamole and chips. The chicken liver mousse ($9), with a beautiful layer of chicken fat shimmering on top, was the best starter of the lot. The crab cakes ($12) were mushy owing to the abundance of bread

crumbs and dearth of the starring ingredient, crab. Luma boasts its reliance on local produce, but I was underwhelmed by the choice of salads, a bland arugula salad ($8) and an unremarkable little gems salad in a blue cheese vinaigrette ($11). Entrées were mixed. The best dish I had was the brick-roasted half chicken ($24) accompanied by a savory mushroom bread pudding with a preserved lemon and garlic jus. The bar for thin-crust pizza is high, and the crust of Luma’s margherita pizza ($11) made for a second-tier pie. The miso-glazed black cod ($26) was listed as a special, but it arrived no different than what you’d find at other places serving the same thing. The ancho chile and porcinicrusted hanger steak ($20) looked more like a tenderloin, and it was indeed tender, but the bitter, spicy dust of the dried chiles overpowered it. I did like the chimichurri sauce, though, and the creamy vegetablequinoa purée served with it. Brunch suits Luma well. Locals saunter in with Sunday papers, grab a comfy booth and a cup of coffee and take their time over hearty but refined dishes like crab-cake Benedict ($19) and a decent version of chilaquiles with black beans ($11). Luma also serves a changing lineup of aqua frescas ($3), fresh fruit drinks like watermelon and mint. Desserts are standard fare—pot de crème, fruit crisp, chocolate cake, banana split. Luma touts its Key lime pie ($9); it tastes like a lime-flavored cheesecake with a dark chocolate cookie crust. The chocolate pot de crème ($7) was plenty chocolately, but instead of a rich custard, it was more like a thick chocolate ganache. Though a serviceable neighborhood restaurant, Luma may need to exert some more creativity or finesse the standards to bring in those who live further away, something I think the restaurant could easily accomplish. Luma, 500 First St., Petaluma. 707.658.1940.

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


Menu changes weekly, with focus on tapas-style small plates. Dinner, Thurs-Sat; brunch, Sun. 117 North St, Healdsburg. 707.431.1770.

Bovolo Italian/

Real Döner Turkish. $-$$. Casual, cafe-style ordering from a friendly staff. Get the coffee and buibal yuvasi dessert. Lunch and dinner daily. 307 F St, Petaluma. 707.765.9555.

Mediterranean. $-$$. Slow Food from Northern California-sourced ingredients. Fabulous made-in-house pork sandwiches, pizzas and salumi, Lunch and dinner daily. 106 Matheson St, Healdsburg. 707.431.2962.

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

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

Madrona Manor Eclectic California cuisine. $$$$. Romantic fine dining in grand historic landmark mansion. Seasonal menu and superior wine list. Dinner daily. 1001 Westside Rd, Healdsburg. 707.433.4321. Nonni’s Ristorante Italiano Italian. $$. Hearty family recipes served with neighborly hospitality. Familyowned. Lunch, Mon-Fri; dinner daily. 420 Mendocino Ave, Santa Rosa. 707.527.0222.

Ravenette Bistro. $$. Here’s that secret spot you look for all your life: great food, cheery service and a cozy ambiance.

Stark’s Steakhouse 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.

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

Vineyards Inn Spanish. $$. 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.

MARIN CO U N T Y Arigatou Japanese Food to Go Japanese. $. Cheap, delicious and ready to go. Lunch and dinner daily. Miracle

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

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

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

Pine Cone Diner Eclectic. $$. Funky diner meets upscale bistro. Ambitious dishes, like cherry-wood-smoked pork loin with lavender gastrique, and steak au poivre with peppercorn brandy sauce are served in homey atmosphere. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Closed Mon. 60 Fourth St, Pt Reyes. 415.663.1536. Pizzeria Picco Pizza. $-$$. 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.

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

The William Tell House American & Italian. $$. Marin County’s oldest saloon. Casual and jovial atmosphere. Steaks, pasta, chicken and fish all served with soup or salad. Dinner daily. 26955 Hwy 1, Tomales. 707.878.2403

Yet Wah Chinese. $$. Can’t go wrong here. ) Special Dungeness




Old Chicago Pizza Pizza. $$. Casual rustic dining with tremendous pizza, ranging from the deepest dish to the crispiest crust. Toppings galore and history aplenty; yes, the building used to be a brothel. Lunch and dinner daily; Sunday dinner only. 41 Petaluma Blvd. N., Petaluma. 707.763.3897.

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

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$$$$. Enjoy flavorful and rich regional fare in the rustic décor of an Argentinean ranch. Lunch, Mon-Fri; dinner daily. 340 Ignacio Blvd, Novato. 415.833.0901.


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


Boca South American. $$$-

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S O N OM A CO U N T Y Adobe Road Winery Award-winning Cab, Pinot, Zin, Cab Franc, Syrah and Petite Sirah. Their tasting room is located in Sonoma on the Plaza. 481 First St. W., Sonoma. 707.939.9099.

De La Montanya Vineyards & Winery Small family winery turns out diverse small lots culled from the best of a large vineyard operation, just for kicks and giggles. Tucked under Westside Road in a casual barn setting, fun tasting room offers good wines and cheeky diversions: De La Montanya wine club members get both case discounts and the opportunity to pose in fishnets on “PinUp” series labels. 999 Foreman Lane, Healdsburg. Monday– Friday, 11am–5pm. Tasting fee $5. 707.433.3711.

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

Landmark Vineyards There’s more to Landmark than Chardonnay. 101 Adobe Canyon Road, Kenwood. Open daily, 10am–4:30pm. 707.833.0053.

Paradise Ridge Winery A gorgeous, provocative sculpture garden with annually changing exhibits set amid a pygmy forest. Stay for sunset Wednesday evenings April–October. 4545 Thomas Lake Harris Drive, Santa Rosa. Open daily, 11am–5:30pm. 707.528.9463. Paradise also offers its food-friendly wines at an accessible little shack in the heart of Sonoma Valley. Try structured clarets from

the estate’s high-elevation Rockpile vineyards; do some time with “the Convict” Zinfandel. Open daily, 10am– 5pm. 8860 Sonoma Hwy., Kenwood. 707.282.9020.

Sapphire Hill Sharing a property with such as Camilla Cellars and other boutique wineries on a compound they simply call “Front Street 5,” production is mainly reds, with the exception of an estate Chardonnay. 51 Front St., Healdsburg. Open Thursday– Monday, 11am–4:30pm. 707.431.1888. Tin Barn Vineyards Yes, it is located in a tin barn, of sorts–in the midst of a remote industrial park, home to “Eighth Street wineries.” From allspice to Jolly Rancher, coriander, fresh raspberry, jelly Danish and horsetail to a simply enjoyable claret style quaff, it’s all flavor and no frills in this friendly warehouse winery. 21692 Eighth St. E., Ste. 340, Sonoma. Saturday– Sunday, 11am–4pm. Tasting fee, $6. 707.938.5430.

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

Constant (WC) Boutique winery specializing in the kind of Cabernet that makes the Wine Spectator drool. 2121 Diamond Mountain Road, Napa. By appointment. 707.942.0707. Hall Winery (WC) Craig and Kathryn Hall specialize in “beefy” wines favored by Robert Parker. Intensely modern art and all things Austrian. New tasting room will be by Frank Gehry. 401 St.

Helena Hwy. S., St. Helena. Open daily, 10am–5:30pm. 866.667.HALL.

Summers Estate Wines Excellent Merlot and that rarest of beasts, Charbono. Small tasting room and friendly staff. 1171 Tubbs Lane, Calistoga. Open daily, 10am– 4:30pm. 707.942.5508.

Uncorked at Oxbow Across from the Public Market, this remodeled house in Napa’s historic “Little Italy” is a casual and unaffected joint. Ahnfeldt and Carducci wines include estate Merlot, Syrah, Cab, vinted by Paul Hobbs. Don’t ask about the horse. 605 First St., Napa. Open daily, noon–8pm; winter hours vary. Tasting fee, $10–$20. 707.927.5864.

V. Sattui Though a regular stop on the tourist circuit, it remains charming in the Italian style. With no distribution except via the Net, wines can only be purchased onsite. 1111 White Lane, St. Helena. Open daily, 9am–6pm. 707.963.7774.

Velo Vino Napa Valley Cycling-themed bungalow is filled with enough gear to outfit a peloton, plus wine and espresso, too. Tastings include spiced nuts and dried cherries, but sample-sized Clif and Luna Bars are readily available for your impromptu energy bar and wine pairings. 709 Main St., St. Helena. Daily, 10am–6pm. $10–$25. 707.968.0625.

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.

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

La Follette Wines A father grows best BY JAMES KNIGHT


ntil recently, I had no truck with flowery talk about wines being like children. But that was before I spent a few minutes with this guy. “Hi, I’m Greg La Follette,” he says with a broad, squinting smile and an accent on the second syllable of his name. The palm of his hand is temporarily tattooed with numbers and calculations, or as he calls it, his “Palm Pilot.” He’s wearing the same farmer overalls that he’s often photographed in, which contain a flashlight, to help peer into barrels, a “dumb phone” that floats, should it land in a fermentation vat, and a penny whistle. La Follette demonstrates the penny whistle. “I play to my wines,” he says. Ha ha. No, seriously, he plays to his wines, citing an academic study in which fermentations were subjected to heavy metal, easy listening and Mozart. The wine from the latter batch turned out best. Earlier in life, La Follete bounced between thinking and feeling—between music, the seminary and science. For a time, he was a professional bagpipe player on the Queen Mary, and later, an AIDS researcher at UCSF. “But everyone that I worked on died,” he says. “I just wasn’t cut out for that.” The brands that La Follette has been instrumental in creating, like Flowers, or rescuing, like La Crema, are well-known, but this is his first self-titled brand. “I’m kind of reverse-engineering myself,” La Follette says of his long experience with Pinot Noir. “We showed that we could get the dog to bark; now we’re trying to get it to elucidate.” At monthly tastings, held under the olive trees at partner Pete Kight’s Quivira Vineyards, La Follette veers easily between esoteric science—describing the macromolecule strategies of yeast cells like some David Attenborough narrating the struggle for life on the Arctic tundra—and mysticism: “What do you want? What are your dreams?” he asks his vineyard sites. “Only when I empty myself do we commingle our dreams.” And, yes, he speaks of wines as children, which are brought up, as the French term élevage suggests, not made. La Follette knows something about that, having six children of his own. His sumptuously textured Chardonnay and Pinot Noir suggest that he wrote the book on mouthfeel—literally, at UC Davis, he wrote the book. Until a tasting room is opened, slated for Sebastopol’s Barlow project, these monthly visits offer a freely given glimpse into the mind behind the wines, with a disarming . . . I’d say authenticity, but I have no truck with that kind of talk. The next “Terroir Tour with Greg” is scheduled for Friday, July 13, 10:30am to noon. 4900 West Dry Creek Road, Healdsburg. $30 per person; call for reservations. 707.395.3902.

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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.

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FACEBOOK IS PEOPLE Have you noticed more ads along your news feed? Blame Facebook’s IPO.

Closing the Book How I quit Facebook, kept my privacy and didn’t help Mark Zuckerberg make billions BY ELISE KNUTSEN


n May 25, as his brainchild company went public, Mark Zuckerberg’s face filled the multistory video screen adorning the Times Square Reuters Building, his image a grinning vision of triumph—little brother as Big Brother. In the 30 seconds after the bell rang at the NASDAQ exchange, more than 80 million shares were traded, and with the IPO (or, really, the night before, when

underwriting banks bought the stock from Facebook), Zuckerberg made $25 billion. But he wasn’t making any money off me. I joined Facebook in 2007, when you still had to identify your school to become a member. Carefully curated pics were promptly uploaded to my profile, and soon I was scrutinizing my future college classmates, accepting friend requests with bright-eyed, bushy-tailed pride. I was never really addicted to Facebook, but for several years I would log on at least once daily, friending old summer-camp

acquaintances and lustfully stalking sweet Laxers (look it up). After a while, however, I found posting and viewing spring-break beach shots (cellulite airbrushed out, cleavage brushed in) vaguely vulgar. The entire site seemed to be based around a strange, selfbranding tango of exhibitionism and voyeurism. Still, I maintained my account to keep in touch with friends, to make sure my little sister didn’t post any photos she would live to regret and to participate in the enduring who-looked-hot/-not dialogue with my peers. Initially, I was even excited by the sharp-shot targeted ads. “Eee-gadz!

I do want to check out that conflictfree diamond tennis bracelet, I do want to support Prop. 19 and I do want to invest in blue-light acne treatment!” I found myself cooing over and over again. But after a while, Facebook’s apparent telepathy had me jittery. I was a twenty-something, prep-school-educated Californian with a hazily expressed penchant for all things acceptably unorthodox, and Mark Zuckerberg and his army of youthful-genius programmers had successfully pigeonholed me. I found myself fitting perfectly into the Facebook algorithm (or, rather, it fitting perfectly into me), and no number of Grateful Dead dancing-

the more information, the more the collective YOU is worth. And the rate of addition to the data value is astonishing. According to Facebook’s own numbers, more than 3 billion “likes” and comments are posted per day, along with the uploading of more than 300 million photos (per day!). It’s then either a postmodern joke or a Marxist irony (or both at once) that we are able to buy shares of us. But either way, I don’t want you buying shares of me. (Add to this the further irony that before the ostensible “public” offering of Facebook’s stock, the vast majority was spoken for by the big-ticket clients of the banks that underwrote the IPO. And of the shares that were available to retail outlets, those were distributed preferentially to clients with the biggest accounts.) In the weeks since the IPO, Facebook’s stock has notoriously slid far below its offering price—and as of this writing is under $27 a share—but the daily stock prices are not the point at the moment. Even as Zuckerberg’s personal fortune fluctuates in multibillion-dollar swings, his project is bigger. Projected to have 1 billion users by year’s end, the sheer size of the Facebook community makes it hard to grapple with. There are few commodities, aside from air and water, used by as many people. Only Coca-Cola and Microsoft, and maybe McDonald’s, can claim comparable numbers. Fully half of all internet users are on Facebook, and that’s a lot of eyes on ads. But display advertising has proven to be a limited source of cash, and Facebook is focusing revenue streams from other sources. As the company itself noted in its SEC filing, “In 2009, 2010 and 2011 and the first quarter of 2011 and 2012, advertising

accounted for 98 percent, 95 percent, 85 percent and 82 percent, respectively, of our revenue.” (The company also gets a growing proportion of its revenue from fees paid by third-party apps and plug-ins, including 12 percent of overall revenue from Zynga alone, the company behind the popular game Farmville.) The solution to the diminishing ad business, it seems, is tied to making Facebook into what Zuckerberg has called an “identity layer” for the entire web. That is to say that in his ideal version of the site (and world), everything you do on the internet will be through Facebook, including online transactions. This is ambitious, but given the size of its user base, and how thoroughly it is already ingrained in people’s internet habits, it’s imminently achievable. Even a modest version of this in action would be a revenue juggernaut. If the company were to, say, realize a revenue rate of 1 cent a day per user, by taking a percentage of transactions from vendors, that would be roughly $10 million a day, or $3.5 billion a year. This is troublesome when the head of the company has, let’s say, “innovative” ideas about privacy. In 2010, Silicon Alley Insider obtained instant message conversations from when Zuckerberg was still at Harvard, in which he refers to users who have voluntarily given over their personal information as “dumb fucks.” And indeed, the company was recently hit with a $15 billion class action lawsuit from a group of users claiming the company violated the U.S. Wiretap Act by tracking their internet use after they had logged out of Facebook.

The value of Facebook is in the users’ information. What they were planning to sell shares of was me. It was you.

The fact is, the more information Facebook gathers about you, and the more ways it has to monetize that information, the more the company is worth. Zuckerberg wrote in his letter to investors, “Facebook was not originally created to be a company. It was built to accomplish a social mission—to make the world more open and connected.” Even taking this at face value, it doesn’t really matter anymore. Facebook is a company, and a publicly traded one. Even though Zuckerberg has a controlling interest in Facebook, it now has to be accountable to stockholders. The tension between user privacy and monetizing data in service of stock price is a real one—and seems unlikely to fall on the side of users. I see congressional hearings in our future. And what did Mark Zuckerberg, whose personal fortune is now bigger than the GDP of Jamaica, offer to the legions of users, whose time and information have imbued Facebook with its vast value? “In the past eight years,” he said magnanimously, “all of you out there have built the largest community in the history of the world. You’ve done amazing things that we never would have dreamed of and I can’t wait to see what you’re all going to do going forward. So on this special day, on behalf of everyone at Facebook, I just want to say to all the people out there who use Facebook and our products, thank you.” He’s right, it’s all us. Which is a sweet sentiment, though not as sweet as the billions we earned him. The crazy thing? Despite all this, I don’t expect an exodus of conscientious objectors like me. A critical mass has been reached, and projections suggest the site will continue to grow in the foreseeable future. I am not fighting against Facebook; Facebook has already won. By next year, one-seventh of the world’s population will have an account on the site. At this point, Facebook is not a bubble that can burst—it has become a reality unto itself.

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bear T-shirts could counterbalance it. My attitude toward the site had already generally soured when I heard last February that Facebook was going public, but within a week of the news, I deactivated, permanently, and I’ll tell you why. Aside from Facebook’s use of my clicking habits and social network connections to tailor ads, I had another unsettling realization. Facebook is a service and a product to its users. But they pay nothing to use it, and there is no native revenue stream. The value of the company—its main asset, to itself any and potential business partners—is the users themselves, and access to them and their information. What they were planning to sell shares of was me. It was you. With 900 million users, and an initial $104 billion valuation, let’s say each Facebook profile is worth about $100. Now, the relative worth of a profile varies, of course, based on level of engagement and other factors, but for argument’s sake, to Facebook—and now to its shareholding public—you are worth about as much as a matinee ticket to a Broadway play. But that’s just one you. It’s the collective YOU that really matters. Of course, data gathering as a for-profit enterprise is not unique to Facebook. For instance, the other company of comparable size whose main product and asset is its users is Google. But there’s a key difference: Google is transitive, whereas Facebook is reflexive. In other words, Google and its data collection are outward moving, leading to other destinations on the web, other resources; Facebook’s project builds entirely on the sum of its users interactions with one another. In this sense, Google could be likened to a librarian, whose services we enlist in exchange for the concession that what books we ask for will be tracked. Facebook, on the other hand, is like a party that all your friends attend, but in order to be there yourself, you must agree to have all of your interactions recorded. In this way, the data, the information and therefore the value of Facebook is internally generative: the more interactions,

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CULTURE The week’s events: a selective guide


“Splendid. Farewell!” The Sonoma-Marin Fair in Petaluma opens today, featuring the Ugliest Dog Contest and performances by (what’s left of) WAR, Banda Realengo, Lonestar, Banda Sangre Azteca, .38 Special and Los Shakas de la Banda. Wednesday, June 20, through Sunday, June 24, at the Petaluma Fairgrounds. 175 Fairgrounds Drive, Petaluma. $10–$15. 707.283.3247.


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Rhinestone Cowboy Lauded as the first public figure to stay active in the spotlight after being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, Glen Campbell is passing through Santa Rosa on his “Goodbye Tour.” Three of Campbell’s adult children perform alongside him, giving Campbell confidence and helping him avoid repeating songs on the set list. Despite the disease, daughter Ashley Campbell (on banjo) admits surprise at how well her father still plays solos, and the tour’s getting good reviews. Still on the line at 76, Glen Campbell bravely takes the stage on Friday, June 22, at the Wells Fargo Center. 50 Mark West Springs Road, Santa Rosa. $40–$55. 8pm. 707.546.3600.


Fair to Middling UPSTANDING Citizen Cope plays a free noontime show at Hopmonk Tavern in Sebastopol on Thursday, June 21. Take a long lunch and get there early.

“That’s a nice Ferris wheel you’ve got there.” “Why thank you, I built it out of toothpicks and glue for the Maker Faire. The tough part was fairing all the crossbars . . . If you’d like to ride it, the fare’s six tickets.” “I’ll give you nine if you seat me next to the fair lad in that next chair.” “That seems fair enough.”

Intrigue and suspense run high when the Napa Valley Opera House’s Tuesday Night Flicks series screens Alfred Hitchcock’s 1957 self-remake of ‘The Man Who Knew Too Much,’ a Technicolor thriller starring Jimmy Stewart and Doris Day caught in an assassination plot and kidnapping in Morocco. The film is introduced by host Richard Miami, the ever-knowledgeable Napa County native who hosted weekly classic movie nights at COPIA before its closing. Watch Doris Day’s Oscar-winning performance of “Que Sera, Sera,” on Tuesday, June 26, at the Napa Valley Opera House. 1030 Main St., Napa. $7. 7pm. 707.226.7372.


Knew He Was Waiting This news is making me Wanna Dance with Somebody! Narada Michael Walden is coming to George’s, and I’m getting So Emotional. Producing hits with Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey and Aretha Franklin while holding down his own successful music career? He’s All the Man That I Need! And at George’s, to boot? The closed-revived-floodedrevived nightclub dating back to the 1920s? Respect. How Will I Know how to get there? To see Walden live, drive down the Freeway of Love to San Rafael on Friday, June 22, and head to George’s Nightclub. 842 Fourth St., San Rafael. $40. 9pm. 415.226.0262.

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WORD BY WORD Author Tom Bissellâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s book of essays â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Magic Hoursâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; was 12 years in the making.

Burning Bridges A fearless writer asks: what makes artists create? BY JORY JOHN


hat impulse drives people to create? And who chooses such an (often) unappreciated, solitary voyage in the ďŹ rst place?

These are two of the central questions explored over a 12-year period by author Tom Bissell, whose new nonďŹ ction collection, Magic Hours: Essays on Creators and Creation (Believer Books, $14), highlights a cross-section of

writers, artists and ďŹ lmmakersâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; from the relatively obscure to the relatively famousâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;all connected by their ability to produce something from nothing. A â&#x20AC;&#x153;magic hourâ&#x20AC;? is the cinematic term for brief periods at dawn and dusk that allow for ďŹ lming and create striking visual effects. Bissell also uses it as an apt descriptor for the somewhat mystical, hard-to-explain process of creation itself. There is much to appreciate in these pieces, not the least of which is the authorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s

empathy and deep curiosity, along with a willingness to argue anybody down. These arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t all glowing appreciationsâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;in some cases, theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re the exact opposite. In the bookâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s opener, â&#x20AC;&#x153;UnďŹ&#x201A;owered Aloes,â&#x20AC;? Bissell argues that classic literature, and its survival, is more arbitrary than one may realize. Much of what is celebrated a hundred years after itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s published is happenstance, Bissell writes, oftentimes owing to a single inďŹ&#x201A;uential critic, interjecting family member or

even (as in the case of Moby Dick) an unlikely discovery in a bookstoreâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s used bin. And what about the aspiring Melvilles out there, those who just need a bit of guidance to create their own timeless classic? Be warned, budding writers, that not every how-to manual you pull off the bookshelf is particularly helpful, Bissell reports. In a piece called â&#x20AC;&#x153;Writing About Writing About Writing,â&#x20AC;? Bissell cunningly uses clunky passages of writerly advice against their creators, disputing long-held truths line by line. The simple act of throwing a writerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s words back in his or her face is both potent and hilarious. Bissell doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have a lot of patience for perceived phoniness, cutting down Natalie Goldberg, author of the bestselling Writing Down the Bones, whom he calls a â&#x20AC;&#x153;cunning egomaniac.â&#x20AC;? Nor does Bissell pull punches when it comes to Anne Lamottâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bird by Bird, some of which he considers â&#x20AC;&#x153;beneath her readers.â&#x20AC;? And Bissell even takes Stephen King to task for occasionally pretending to be dumb in his own On Writing. Bissell also discusses creation as it pertains to war, examining some of the documentary ďŹ lms that have come out of Iraq and Afghanistan in the last decade, which serve as one of the few real ways to bring some of the horrors of war back home. Sometimes, as in the piece about an indie movie ďŹ lming in his tiny hometown of Escanaba, Mich., he is a man revisiting his past. Other times, a lingering interest in a subject will lead to a meditation on writing, creation and life. And whether heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s examining David Foster Wallace, Two and a Half Men or voice-acting in video games, Bissell (only 37 this year) seems to have a lot of this stuff ďŹ gured out. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s had his share of magic hours himself.

Pegasus Theater’s Tapas festival of short plays covers the gamut.

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Who likes short shorts? BY DAVID TEMPLETON


n theater, short one-act plays are rare.

For decades, shorts have been seen as a way for new writers to break in, to test the waters and strut their stuff, to demonstrate what they can do, and are often an important step toward a playwright building the confidence and artistic cred to tackle a fulllength play. Occasionally, though, established playwrights will turn to one-acts as a way to stretch and play and maybe show off a little. For the performers and directors, shorts are a way to stay sharp and work on one’s craft between larger projects. In most cases, few theater-going audiences ever have a chance to see such work, though shorts are often wonderful little tidbits of creativity—tightly focused,


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sometimes experimental, often highly entertaining. In recent years, for some reason, one-acts have grown gradually more popular, especially in the North Bay. In Sonoma County, Pegasus Theater in Rio Nido has been the steadiest proponent, annually presenting its Tapas program, highlighting shorts by local writers with peppy, fullstaged productions served up in tasty bite-sized chunks. Scheduled for this fall (Sept. 21–Oct. 21), Tapas—named for the popular Spanish appetizers, served traditionally as an array of smallplate choices—is only one of several such events taking place between now and Christmas. Next up is the Redwood Writers 10-Minute Play Festival (June 29–July 1), held at Sixth Street Playhouse in Santa Rosa. Nine short plays, directed by an array of local artists, will be presented four times over the course of the weekend, which will also include panel discussions and a workshop with playwright Garret Jon Groenveld (Missives, The Serving Class), a founding member of San Francisco’s PlayGround, which develops new works by contemporary writers. In October, Marin’s Ross Valley Players will launch its annual RAW festival of experimental shorts. RAW (Ross Alternative Works) has been cultivating new plays, long and short, since 2004, presenting them in full-stage presentations twice a year. With emphasis on bold writing and creative explorations of the boundaries of playwriting, RAW has become a significant breeding ground for new writers in the North Bay. For the first time this winter, Napa Valley Playhouse will present its own celebration of the short play art form, 8 x 10: A Festival of 10-Minute Plays (Dec. 7–16). Reportedly, the eventual eight plays will be selected from over one hundred that have already been submitted. Apparently, there is no shortage of playwrights eager to write short plays, and happily there is clearly a growing audience hungry to sample what these writers are cooking up.


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APOCALYPTICA ‘Seeking a Friend ’: Woody Allen’s morbid jokes put to film?

Final Act

Carell, Knightley, desperation, et al. BY RICHARD VON BUSACK

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o one wants to die alone. So it would probably be a good idea to avoid theaters screening Seeking a Friend for the End of the World, the new Steve Carell depression fest.

At the beginning of the film, an Armageddon-like mission to blow up a meteor heading for Earth has failed; in a New York City apartment, meanwhile, drab insurance salesman Dodge (Steve Carell) has just been abandoned by his dissatisfied wife. As he has since Dan in Real Life, Carell flashes brave little flinchy smiles, like a child trying not to cry when getting an allergy shot. He is invited to an orgiastic party, where the sarcastic man of the house, Warren (Robert Corddry), is having a high time serving cocktails to his 10-year-old children. Dodge’s fat pal Roache (Patton Oswalt) is in ecstasy about being able to get laid at last, without worry of pregnancy or disease. Dodge, however, is too sensitive for this excess. After some patches of cinematic dead air establishing the slow collapse of everything, Dodge’s downstairs neighbor Penny, the film’s Manic Pixie Dream Girl archetype (Keira Knightley), sneaks into his apartment and passes out on his couch. The two bond, the riots begin and then it’s road-trip time: Penny needs to get a plane to England so she can be with her parents once the world ends, and Dodge wants to see for the last time the love of his life, his high school sweetheart. Unlike Don McKellar’s similarly themed but tougher Last Night, nothing here makes the apocalypse look truly impending. Contrast Carell’s own despair and the way lesser, simpler people cling to their jobs. This can be funny, as when T. J. Miller plays the hysterically upbeat host of a Friendsy’s (i.e., TGIF Friday), where the crew has decided to go to their God, stoked to the max. Overall, this morbid romance resembles Woody Allen’s joke about a lover trying to seduce a woman with an offer of twin cemetery plots. That fatalness is mirrored in Dodge’s high school romance that went south. As Penny says, “You didn’t pull the trigger,” i.e., propose marriage. But this is less a metaphor for la petite mort as it is advice to the audience to find that special someone, curl up and die. ‘Seeking a Friend for the End of the World’ opens in wide release Friday, June 22.

Film capsules by Gary Brandt and Richard von Busack.

NEW MOVIES Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (R; 105 min.) Latest example of Americaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ailing state of literature makes it to the big screen. Co-produced by Tim Burton. (GB)

Brave (PG; 93 min.) In Pixarâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s newest, a young princess in ancient Scotland must use her skills as an archer to reverse a curse put on her family. With the voices of Kelly Macdonald (Gosford Park), Emma Thompson and Billy Connolly. (GB)

Seeking a Friend for the End of the World (R; 101 min.) Romcom set against the destruction of the planet co-stars Steve Carrell and Keira Knightley. See review, adjacent page.


Hysteria (R; 100 min.) Maggie Gyllenhaal and Hugh Darcy star in romantic comedy set in Victorian England about the invention of the vibrator. (GB)

Madagascar 3: Europeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Most Wanted (PG; 85 min.) Still trying to get back to New York, the gang find themselves in a traveling circus show in Europe. With the voices of Ben Stiller, Chris Rock, Martin Short and Frances McDormand. (GB)

Men in Black 3 (PG-13; 106 min.) Agent J (Will Smith) travels back in time to 1969 to save a young Agent K (Josh Brolin)â&#x20AC;&#x201D;and the planetâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;in third installment of hit sci-fi comedy. Also stars Tommy Lee Jones. (GB)

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Dark Shadows (PG; 113 min.) Tim Burtonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s comic take on the â&#x20AC;&#x2122;60sâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;â&#x20AC;&#x2122;70s cult soap opera stars Johnny Depp as the vampire Barnabas Collins who, unearthed, returns to his manor to find it overrun with troubled relatives. (GB)

The Dictator (R; 83 min.) A deposed dictator (Sacha Baron Cohen) adjusts to his new life in New York City while awaiting the chance to return to power in the fictional nation of Wadiya. Ben Kingsley and Anna Faris co-star. (GB)

For Greater Glory (R; 143 min.) Andy Garcia, RubĂŠn Blades and Eva Longoria star in drama about Mexicoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Cristero civil war. (GB)

The Hunger Games (PG-13; 142 min.) Droolingly anticipated adaptation of Suzanne Collinsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; bestselling young adult novel about a dystopian future where teens kill teens in annual rated-PG-13 bloodsports. (GB)

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Rock of Ages (PG-13; 123 min.) Teens dream of rock stardom on L.A.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Sunset Strip in adaptation of Broadway musical set in 1987. With Russel Brand, Tom Cruise, Mary J. Blige, Catherine Zeta-Jones, and featuring â&#x20AC;&#x2122;70sâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;â&#x20AC;&#x2122;80s radio staples by Journey, Foreigner, Bon Jovi, REO Speedwagonâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;stuff like that. (GB)

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o most music fans, Sopwith Camel are a classic onehit wonderâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;if theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re remembered at all. Their whimsical â&#x20AC;&#x153;Hello, Hello,â&#x20AC;? propelled by a bouncy, vaudevillian tack-hammer piano accompaniment, was an unlikely calling card for the burgeoning San Francisco music scene when it cracked Billboardâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Top 30 in January 1967.

Not that Sopwith Camel were embraced by their hometown. In fact, the groupâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s lead singer and primary songwriter Peter Kraemer recalls Jann Wenner editorializing in an early issue of Rolling Stone that since the group â&#x20AC;&#x153;had signed with a New York record company, [they] were not to be considered a San Francisco band any moreâ&#x20AC;?â&#x20AC;&#x201D;all because they had agreed to work with Erik Jacobsen, the hot hand

behind the Lovinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Spoonful. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He thought â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Hello, Helloâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; was a hit and he wanted to record us,â&#x20AC;? Kraemer shrugs. Despite being regular performers at such seminal S.F. clubs as the Matrix and the Firehouse, the Camel were out on the road, opening for the Spoonful and missed out as the S.F. scene took off. Subsequently, Kraemer continues, â&#x20AC;&#x153;I found out that most people think [Sopwith Camel] was a put-together studio band by some New York producer. The funny thing is, of all the bands people call San Francisco bands, we were the only ones actually originally based in San Francisco,â&#x20AC;? unlike those ĂŠmigrĂŠs from the Peninsula that became the Dead and the Airplane. A self-titled, but delayed, debut album fared poorly, and their second effort ďŹ ve years later, The Miraculous Hump Returns from the Moon, was barely noticed. That rather eccentric disc, recently reissued on CD, features such songs as â&#x20AC;&#x153;Coke, Suede and Waterbedsâ&#x20AC;? alongside more, uh, improbable subjects like â&#x20AC;&#x153;Astronaut Foodâ&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;Monkeys on the Moon,â&#x20AC;? tunes that Kraemer sees as perfectly suitable for the times. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t think I was any further off the beaten track than John Lennon or Keith Richards and Mick Jagger, as far as subjects,â&#x20AC;? he says, just slightly defensively. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I mean, they talked about everything.â&#x20AC;? Fast forward to 2005, when Kraemer visited his friend, promoter Chet Helms, shortly before the Family Dog founderâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s death. Inspired by that, and a health scare of his own, Peter resolved to round up a new Camel for one last go-around. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I call it late-life rock and roll,â&#x20AC;? he quips. He didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have to search very far; three ďŹ fths of the current lineupâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; which headlines a campaign event for Santa Rosa City Council candidate Caroline BaĂąuelos this weekâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;are drawn from the original quintet. And, yes, they still perform â&#x20AC;&#x153;Hello, Hello.â&#x20AC;? Sopwith Camel play a campaign fundraiser for Caroline BaĂąuelos on Friday, June 22, at the Howarth Park gazebo. 630 Summerfield Road, Santa Rosa. 4:30â&#x20AC;&#x201C;7pm. $10â&#x20AC;&#x201C;$20 suggested donation. 707.583.9603.

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resh off an Australian tour, Hawaii-based reggae artist J Boog stopped off in Sebastopol last week to pay respects to the 11th anniversary of the Monday Night Edutainment reggae dance party. His three-day stint in Sonoma County was a chance to catch Jamaican dancehall empress Tanya Stephensâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; and clean up with some new sneakers at the mall.

It was a quick stop on a whirlwind schedule; J Boog and his entourage have spent 2012 touring Amsterdam, Stockholm and Dubai, and in a couple of weeks leave for Europeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s biggest reggae festival, SummerJam in Cologne, Germany. J Boog (born Jerry Afemata)

hails from the city of Compton and was raised by a tight-knit Samoan family who encouraged his singing in church as a youth. Linking up with Hawaiian reggae star George â&#x20AC;&#x153;Fijiâ&#x20AC;? Veikoso, J Boog left the mainland for Hawaii to further develop an artistic style. His unique niche couples raspy R&B vocals and classic Jawaiian reggae rhythms with an urban style and laid-back West Coast inďŹ&#x201A;uence that ďŹ ts seamlessly into the island lifestyle. J Boogâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s current tour highlights his excellent sophomore album, Back Yard Boogie. The rootsy, dancehall/lovers-rock infusion features collaborations with Peetah Morgan and Tarrus Riley. The albumâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s standout song, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Do It Again,â&#x20AC;? is shaping up to be a lasting reggae anthem. Played at reggae club nights all over the Bay, this song alone is proving that Hawaiian inďŹ&#x201A;uence is making a major impression on the current reggae scene. Pop superkid Justin Bieber recently proclaimed it his favorite song on the U.K.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s BBC Radio 1 chart countdown; play it in your car, and be instantly transported to cruising Kamehameha Highway. Fueled by a variety of worldmusic inďŹ&#x201A;uences and coalescing island rhythms, J Boog blends easily into his backup band. â&#x20AC;&#x153;When we meet up to tour, everyone plays their own style and we vibe off of them,â&#x20AC;? he says. The California circuit is carried by Oahuâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hot Rain, a six-piece reggae band that backs stars like Tanya Stephens and Junior Reid. With less than a week to chill between tours, J Boog is ready for the Northern California vibe. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We got everybody back together,â&#x20AC;? he says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t wait for this run.â&#x20AC;? Multiple shows include J Boog; his Hawaiian brethren Fiji, noted as one of the most significant island hiphop reggae artists; New Zealandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Katchafire, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;organic Aotearoa reggaeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; similar to South American ska reggae; and Santa Cruz reggae rockers Thrive on Saturday, June 23, at the Uptown Theater (1350 Third St., Napa; 8pm; $28; 707.259.0123) and Wednesday, June 27, at the Mystic Theatre (23 Petaluma Blvd. N., Petaluma; 8:30pm; $30â&#x20AC;&#x201C;$35; 707.765.2121).

Concerts SONOMA COUNTY Trace Adkins Country star on his “Songs & Stories Tour.” Jun 26, 8pm. $45$55. Wells Fargo Center, 50 Mark West Springs Rd, Santa Rosa. 707.546.3600.

Andrew Speight Quintet

Maori reggae band. Jun 27, 8:30pm. $30-$35. Mystic Theatre, 23 Petaluma Blvd N, Petaluma. 707.765.2121.

KRSH Backyard Concerts Hang out in station’s backyard and listen to tunes from Phoebe Hunt, John Courage, and Misner & Smith. 6pm. Free. KRSH, 3565 Standish Ave, Santa Rosa. 707.588.9999.

Lyrics Born

Acclaimed Australian jazz alto saxophonist with his band. Jun 23, 6pm. $35. SonomaCutrer Vineyards, 4401 Slusser Rd, Windsor. 707.528.1181.

Hip-hop legend Lyrics Born with Active 808 and Skins and Needles. Jun 22, 9:30pm. $20$25. Last Day Saloon, 120 Fifth St, Santa Rosa. 707.545.2343.


Maria Muldaur

The “world’s greatest party band” plays a night of hits. Jun 24, 8pm. $45-$55. Wells Fargo Center, 50 Mark West Springs Rd, Santa Rosa. 707.546.3600.

The legendary blues singer of “Midnight at the Oasis” kicks off the Rockin’ on the River community concert series. Jun 21, 6pm. Free. Downtown Guerneville Plaza, 16201 First St, Guerneville.

Blue & Lonesome Traditional sound of bluegrass music, with talent of five of today’s top players. Jun 24, 3-6pm. free. Taft Street Winery, 2030 Barlow Lane, Sebastopol. 707.823.2849.

Blue Moon Band Motown, rock, R&B and ‘70s disco music will get everyone’s toes tapping. Jun 23, 8pm. $15. Occidental Center for the Arts, Graton Road and Bohemian Highway, Occidental. 707.874.9392.

Glen Campbell The country music icon on the Goodbye Tour with special guest Victoria Ghost. Jun 22, 8pm. $40-$55. Wells Fargo Center, 50 Mark West Springs Rd, Santa Rosa. 707.546.3600.

The Dukes of September Donald Fagen, Michael McDonald and Boz Scaggs perform together as the Dukes of September Rhythm Revue. Jun 27, 8pm. $90.50 to $140.50. Wells Fargo Center, 50 Mark West Springs Rd, Santa Rosa. 707.546.3600.

Friday Night Live Cloverdale’s summer-long series features Roy Rogers & the Delta Rhythm Kings on J un 22. 7pm. Free. Cloverdale Plaza, Cloverdale Boulevard between First and Second streets, Cloverdale.

J Boog & Katchafire The Samoan singer brings his California flavor to the all-

Music in the Vines Jess Petty and Ken Chambers play at this fundraiser for the Disability Services and Legal Center. Jun 21, 6-10pm. $45$55. Paradise Ridge Winery, 4545 Thomas Lake Harris Dr, Santa Rosa. 707.528.9463.

Shattered Theory Metal show with Shattered Theory, Nescience, Apocryphon. Over 21. Jun 23, 9pm. Last Day Saloon, 120 Fifth St, Santa Rosa. 707.545.2343.

Skitzo North Bay metal icons play with Blind Illusion. Jun 23, 9pm. $10. River Theatre, 16135 Main St, Guerneville. 707.869.3194.

Summer Nights on the Green Outdoor summer shows in Windsor include Cold Blood on Jun 21. 6pm. Free. Windsor Town Green, Bell Road and McClelland Drive, Windsor.

Tuesdays on the Plaza Summer concert series in Healdsburg plaza features Swing Fever on Jun 26. 6pm. Free. Downtown Plaza, Healdsburg Avenue and Matheson Street, Healdsburg.

Open mic featuring singersongwriter Sarah Summers and poet Lisa Summers. Jun 21, 7-10pm. Epicurean Connection, 18812 Sonoma Hwy, Ste C, Sonoma. 707.935.7960.

MARIN COUNTY Aaron Jones & Claire Mann Folk duo combines technical brilliance and passion with guest band Family Lines. Jun 21, 8pm. $15. Studio 55 Marin, 1455 E Francisco Blvd, San Rafael. 415.453.3161.

Dustbowl Revival & Jugtown Pirates Lose your troubles and move your hips to the sound of this roots/jazz collective. Jun 22, 8pm. $15. Studio 55 Marin, 1455 E Francisco Blvd, San Rafael. 415.453.3161.

Music in the Park Allen Clapp and his orchestra, the Hollyhocks, the Corner Laughers and others play in the park. Jun 22, 6-8pm. free. Marinwood Community Park, 775 Miller Creek Rd, San Rafael. 415.479.0775.

Narada Michael Walden The Grammy-winning producer and percussionist celebrates the release of his first solo rock record. Jun 22, 9pm. $40-$65. George’s Nightclub, 842 Fourth St, San Rafael. 415.226.0262.

NAPA COUNTY Kellie Fuller Kellie Fuller with the Mike Greensill trio play jazz, pop, R&B and more. Jun 23, 8pm. $25. Silo’s, 530 Main St, Napa. 707.251.5833.

Indigo Girls This Decatur-based roots duo appear with a full band, the Shadowboxers. Jun 21, 7pm. $50. Uptown Theatre, 1350 Third St, Napa. 707.259.0123.

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Blend back-porch bluegrass with delta blues, and you find Crosby Tyler. Jun 22, 5pm. Free. Hopmonk Sonoma, 691 Broadway, Sonoma. 707.935.9100.

Jun 21, Sugar Ponies. Jun 22, Gomorran Social Club. Jun 23, Jennifer Faust. Jun 24, 4 x 4 Covers. 755 Petaluma Ave, Sebastopol. 707.829.2722. )


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Mon, DJ Mixxxa. Tues, Family Karaoke. Wed, Country Music Wednesdays. 138 Calistoga Rd, Santa Rosa. 707.623.5453. Jun 22, Crossfire. Jun 23, Sugarfoot. 2777 Fourth St, Santa Rosa. 707.545.8530.



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Jun 21, Sam Chase & the Functional Alcholics. Jun 21, Herb in Movement. Jun 27, Stephan Jacobs. 6957 Sebastopol Ave, Sebastopol. 707.829.2062.

Lagunitas Tap Room Jun 20, Blue Merle. Jun 21, Doug Adamz. Jun 22, Grandpa Banana. Jun 23, Disorderly House Band. Jun 24, Beso Negro. Jun 27, Iowa Blues Joe & Vicki Price. 1280 N McDowell Blvd, Petaluma. 707.778.8776.

Last Day Saloon Jun 23, Shattered Theory. Wed, North Bay Hootenannyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s PickMe-Up Revue. 120 Fifth St, Santa Rosa. 707.545.2343.

Young Petaluma folksters swim through space

Banjo, upright bass, acoustic guitar, honky-tonk piano, strings, horns and familiar melodies make up most of the songs on Savage Beasts, released by the band last year. Modern touches like electric keyboards hint at the 21st century, but much of the album sounds as if it could have been recorded a week after Pet Sounds. The Petaluma sextet have been around since 2007, and though theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not quite a jam band, their music is loose and, as folk tends to be, simple and easy to listen to. But peculiarities abound. How about this sample lyric from â&#x20AC;&#x153;Magic Bibleâ&#x20AC;?: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Board that holy spaceship / Ride through the clouds and the stars / As soon as you smell that barbecued meat / Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll know right where you are.â&#x20AC;? Waters headlines with DogBag, Odd Bird, John Courage & the Great Plains and many others on Saturday, June 23, at the Phoenix Theater. 201 E. Washington St., Petaluma. 6pm. $8. 707.762.3565.â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Nicolas Grizzle

Main Street Station Jun 20, Gwen â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sugermamaâ&#x20AC;? Avery. Jun 21, Susan Sutton. Jun 22, Vernelle Anders. Jun 23, Phil Edwards. Jun 25, Gypsy Cafe. Jun 25, Phat Chance piano trio. Tues, Maple Profant piano noir. 16280 Main St, Guerneville. 707.869.0501.

Mystic Theatre


Jun 27, J Boog and Katchafire. 23 Petaluma Blvd N, Petaluma. 707.765.2121.

Jun 22, 8pm, Herb in Movement. 6590 Commerce Blvd, Rohnert Park. 707.585.1079.

Murphyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Irish Pub

Phoenix Theater

Redwood Cafe

Jun 21, Dan Martin. Jun 22, Arann Harris and The Farm Band. Jun 23, High Country. Jun 24, EZ Kewl. 464 First St E, Sonoma. 707.935.0660.

Jun 22, Our Vinyl Vows with Beta State. Jun 23, Waters, Odd Bird, John Courage and more. 201 Washington St, Petaluma. 707.762.3565.

Jun 21, Clay Hawkins. Jun 22, Drea Roemer & Christopher Bowers. Jun 22, Gold Coast. Jun 23, Brian Francis. Jun 23, The Mighty Groove. Jun 24,

9pm, Scallywags. Main Street, Pt Reyes Station. 415.663.1661.

River Theatre

Jun 20, Tango # 9. Jun 21, Christy Winn & the Lowdowns. Jun 22, Curtis Woodman Trio. Jun 23, Denise Perrier. Jun 24, Duo Gadjo. Jun 26, James Moseley. Jun 27, Lau Paiva. 27 Caledonia St, Sausalito.

Jun 23, Skitzo, Blind Illusion. 16135 Main St, Guerneville. 707.869.3194.

Russian River Brewing Co Jun 24, Deep Chatham. 725 Fourth St, Santa Rosa. 707.545.BEER.

Society: Culture House Wed, Gallery Wednesday. DJs and art curated by Jared Powell. Thurs, Casa Rasta. Fourth Friday of every month, Kaleidoscope. Live art and DJs. Sun, Rock â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;nâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Roll Sunday School. 528 Seventh St, Santa Rosa, No phone.

Spanckyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Jun 23, Brodie Stewart Band. Thurs, DJ Dray Lopez. 8201 Old Redwood Hwy, Cotati. 707.664.0169.

Sprengerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Tap Room Wed, Sonoma County Blues Society live music. 446 B St, Santa Rosa. 707.544.8277.

Tradewinds Jun 20, Down Dirty Shake & E Minor and The Dirty Diamonds. Jun 22, Amnesia - Dance. Jun 23, Simply Amazing. 8210 Old Redwood Hwy, Cotati. 707.795.7878.

Osteria Divino

Smileyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Jun 21, Cave Country. Jun 22, Magnolia Keys. Jun 23, Tony Lewis and the Mushrooms. 41 Wharf Rd, Bolinas. 415.868.1311.

Station House Cafe Jun 22, 6:30pm, Joshua Smith Jazz Trio. 11180 State Route 1, Pt Reyes Station. 415.663.1515.

Periâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Silver Dollar

Studio 55 Marin

Jun 20, Elvis Johnson Group. Jun 21, Rahmanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Songwriters in the Round. Jun 22, Rusty Evans and the Ring of Fire. Jun 23, Honeydust. Jun 24, Friends of Finch. 29 Broadway, Fairfax. 415.459.9910.

Jun 21, Aaron Jones and Claire Mann. Jun 22, Dustbowl Revival and Jugtown Pirates. 1455 East Francisco Boulevard, San Rafael. 415.453.3161.

Sausalito Seahorse

Billcoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Billiards

Jun 20, Marcello and Seth Tango. Jun 21, Savoir-Funk. Jun 22, Julio Bravo and Salsabor. Jun 23, Michael Lamacchiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Crossroad School Concert. Jun 23, James Moseley. Jun 24, Candela with Edgardo Cambon. Jun 27, Marcello & Seth. 305 Harbor View Dr, Sausalito.

Jun 21, Bear Hug. 1234 Third St, Napa. 707.226.7506.

Sleeping Lady Jun 20, Biambuâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Groove Room Jam. Jun 21, Kevin Burke. Jun 22, Nearly Beloved. Jun 23, Agape Soul. Jun 26, Nonagram Trio. 23 Broadway, Fairfax. 415.485.1182.

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Downtown Joeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Brewery & Restaurant Jun 22, Bumpy Road. Jun 23, 9:30pm, Xtatic. 902 Main St, Napa. 707.258.2337.

Siloâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Jun 20, Battle of the Bands. Jun 22, Rick Estrin and Nightcats. 530 Main St, Napa. 707.251.5833.

Uptown Theatre Jun 21, Indigo Girls with the Shadowboxers. 1350 Third St, Napa. 707.259.0123.

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MARIN COUNTY 142 Throckmorton Theatre Jun 20, Rockit Science featuring Bruce Brymer and Kim Cataluna. Jun 21, Peppino Dâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Agostino and Carlos Reyes. Jun 21, Forro Brazuka. Jun 22, Fighting Smokey Joe, Pure Cane. Jun 22, Muriel Anderson. Jun 23, Lingeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Raveâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;. Jun 24, the Judy Hall and Bill Vitt Band. 142 Throckmorton Ave, Mill Valley. 415.383.9600.

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Noothgrush A lineup from the Southern Lord label, with metal acts Black Breath, Enabler and others. Jun 21 at Mezzanine.

Death Members of legendary metal band play benefit for music charity Sweet Relief. Jun 22 at Regency Ballroom.


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Jun 21, Lloyd Gregory and the Jazz All-Stars. Jun 22, Narada Michael Walden. Jun 23, Ray Charles Tribute starring Tony Lindsay, Dave K Mathews and others. 842 Fourth St, San Rafael. 415.226.0262.

Who will come to actually hear the music, instead of paying to ogle the celebrity-gossip website star? Jun 24 at Slimâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s.

Fun Family Activities

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Jun 20, Rockit Science. Jun 21, Forro Brzuka. Jun 22, Lumanation. Jun 23, Lingerave. Jun 24, Azure Moon Band. 19 Broadway, Fairfax. 415.459.1091.

A historic pairing of classical minimalist and indie harpist to benefit the Henry Miller library in Big Sur. Jun 25 at the Warfield.

Georgeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Nightclub

Old Western Saloon Jun 22, West Nile Ramblers and Lil Ms Lonely Hearts. Jun 23,

Friends Hazy bass-driven female indie pop, like the Jackson 5 on a good Brooklyn dimebag. Jun 25 at the Bottom of the Hill.

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Arts Events Galleries OPENINGS Jun 21 At 5pm. Finley Center, “Pointless Sisters’ Art Quilt Show” features work of local contemporary quilters. 2060 W College Ave, Santa Rosa. 707.543.3737.

Jun 22 At 6pm. Sonoma Valley Museum of Art, “Cross Pollination,” art of painter Lawrence Ferlinghetti. 551 Broadway, Sonoma. 707.939.SVMA.

Jun 23 From 3 to 5pm. Two Bird Cafe, Marge Rector’s paintings on display in “Freedom of Constraints.” Valley Inn, 625 San Geronimo Dr, San Geronimo. 415.488.0528.

SONOMA COUNTY Calabi Gallery Jun 21-Aug 19, “Art Inspired by the Natural World” with work from Fran Hardy, Alexander Loemans and others. 144 Petaluma Blvd N, Petaluma. Wed-Sun, 11 to 5. 707.781.7070.

Gallery of Sea & Heaven Through Aug 4, “Alchemy of Seasons” features Becoming Independent and community artists, including Genevieve and Raymond Barnhart and others. 312 South A St, Santa Rosa. Thurs-Sat, noon to 5 and by appointment. 707.578.9123.

Garagiste Healdsburg Jun 20-Jul 31, Caitlin McCaffrey shows abstract photographs taken in San Francisco’s Chinatown at night. 439 Healdsburg Ave, Healdsburg. 707.431.8023.

Graton Gallery Through Jul 8, “Soo Noga: Abstract Paintings in Oil” features JeriLu Breneman and others. 9048 Graton Rd, Graton. Tues-Sun, 10:30 to 6. 707.829.8912.

Hammerfriar Gallery Through Jul 28, “Landau, Miller and Vogel” features the work of Frank J Miller, James Vogel and Natasha Landau. 132 Mill St, Ste 101, Healdsburg. Tues-Fri, 10 to 6. Sat, 10 to 5. 707.473.9600.

Local Color Gallery Through Jul 15, “Three for the Show” features colorful land and seascape paintings by Jody Shipp, Leslie Zumwalt and Andrea Way. 1580 Eastshore Rd, Bodega Bay. Daily, 10 to 5. Closed Wednesdays. 707.875.2744.

Occidental Center for the Arts Through Jun 23, “Reflections,” featuring the works of various artists, juried by Bob and Susan Cornelis. Graton Road and Bohemian Highway, Occidental. 707.874.9392.

Petaluma Historical Museum and Library Through Jul 1, Developed by the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian, this unique exhibit tells the remarkable story of soldiers from more than a dozen tribes who used their native languages while in service in the US military. 20 Fourth St, Petaluma. Wed-Sat, 10 to 4; Sun, noon to 3; tours by appointment on Mon-Tues. 707.778.4398.

Quercia Gallery Through Jun 30, “Our River, Our Ocean,” featuring paintings of Sonoma County landscapes by Heather P McConnell and sculpture by Colin Lambert. 25193 Hwy 116, Duncans Mills. 707.865.0243.

Quicksilver Mine Company Through Jul 1, “Stardust: Reflections on Nature and Existence” presents the work of Christiane Michaela Vincent. Jun 14, artist talk. 6671 Front St, Forestville. Thurs-Mon, 11 to 6. 707.887.0799.

RiskPress Gallery Through Jun 30, “Inside-Out” features new paintings by Sharon Eisley. 7345 Healdsburg Ave, Sebastopol. No phone.

Riverfront Art Gallery Through Jul 8, “New Yosemite Perpective” featuring

paintings by Jeffrey Williams. 132 Petaluma Blvd N, Petaluma. Wed, Thurs and Sun, 11 to 6. FriSat, 11 to 8. 707.775.4ART.

Russian River Art Gallery Through Jul 2, “River, Redwoods and Recollections” features works focusing on nostalgia, memories and the authenticity of life on the river. 16200 First St, Guerneville. Daily, 10 to 6. 707.869.9099.

Sebastopol Center for the Arts Through Jul 21, “Borders// Boundaries” explores the concept of geographical, psychological and other boundaries. 6780 Depot St, Sebastopol. Tues-Fri, 10 to 4; Sat, 1 to 4. 707.829.4797.

Sebastopol Gallery Through Jun 24, “The Artist’s Search,” features the art of James Reynolds. Jun 25-Aug 12, “Spontaneous Journeys” features Teri Sloat’s landscapes and folk art. 150 N Main St, Sebastopol. Open daily, 11 to 6. 707.829.7200.

Sonoma County Museum Through Aug 12, 11am-5pm, “Santa Rosa’s Chinatown,” exhibition explores how Chinese communities developed in Sonoma County, with special attention to Santa Rosa’s Chinatown. $5-$7. Through Sep 9, “Trees” featuring the large-scale oil paintings of Chester Arnold. Through Sep 9, “Sonoma Oaks: Points of View” featuring Hugh Livingston’s multimedia installations on the patterns and sounds of California oak habitats. 425 Seventh St, Santa Rosa. Tues-Sun, 11 to 4. 707.579.1500.

Sonoma Valley Museum of Art Jun 23-Sep 13, “Cross Pollination,” the art of painter Lawrence Ferlinghetti. Reception, Jun 22, 6pm. 551 Broadway, Sonoma. WedSun, 11 to 5. 707.939.SVMA.

MARIN COUNTY Art Works Downtown Through Jun 22, “Surface Design” welcomes worldrenowned Danish artist Gugger Petter. 1337 Fourth St, San Rafael. Tues-Sat, 10 to 5. 415.451.8119.



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Napa Valley Museum Through Aug 5, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Modernâ&#x20AC;? features the abstract expressionist paintings of Ira Yeager. 55 Presidents Circle, Yountville. Wed-Mon, 10 to 5. 707.944.0500.

Comedy Let Us Entertain You

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Comedy Open Mic hosted by MC Ricky Del Rosario. Third Thurs of every month. Free. Heritage Public House, 1305 Cleveland Ave, Santa Rosa. 707.540.0395.

Ferlinghetti opens June 22 at the Sonoma Valley Museum of Art. See Openings, p30.

Events Bolinas Museum Through Jun 24, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Behind the Altar,â&#x20AC;? featuring the Paul LeBaron Thiebaud Collection of Mexican Retablos. Through Jun 24, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Circles,â&#x20AC;? with photos by Rick Chapman in photography gallery. Through Jun 24, Work by Tess Felix Greene in Coastal Marin Artists Gallery. 48 Wharf Rd, Bolinas. Fri, 1 to 5; Sat-Sun, noon to 5; and by appointment. 415.868.0330.

Gallery Bergelli Through Jul 4, Gallery artists Bryn Craig, Ruperto Cadiz and others display new work. 483 Magnolia Ave, Larkspur. 415.945.9454.

Gallery Route One Through Jun 24, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Then and Now,â&#x20AC;? featuring Andrew Romanoff, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Vanishing California,â&#x20AC;? with Patti Trimble and the works of Dorothy Nissen in the Annex. 11101 Hwy 1, Pt Reyes Station. Wed-Mon, 11 to 5. 415.663.1347.

Marin Community Foundation Through Sep 28, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Beyond Landscapeâ&#x20AC;? features artwork focused on sustaining nature and taking care of the planet. 5 Hamilton Landing, Ste 200, Novato. Open Mon-Fri, 9 to 5.

Marin History Museum Through Sep 1, â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Golden Gate Bridge, an Icon That Changed the World,â&#x20AC;? historical

exhibit. Boyd Gate House, 1125 B St, San Rafael. Tues-Fri, plus second and third Sat monthly, 11 to 4. 415.454.8538.

Marin MOCA Through Jul 15, Summer National Juried Exhibition judged by Lucinda Barnes. Novato Arts Center, Hamilton Field, 500 Palm Dr, Novato. Wed-Sun, 11 to 4. 415.506.0137.

Seager Gray Gallery

Canal Alliance Anniversary Celebrate 30 years with food, music, vendor booths and kids activities. Jun 24, 2-7pm. Canal Welcome Center, 141 Alto St, San Rafael.

La Plaza Park Jun 24, 10am-5pm, Garbage Reincarnationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 25th annual Junk Art/Assemblage/Scrap Craft event and competition. free. Old Redwood Highway, Cotati.

Through Jun 30, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Elizabeth Gorek: Embodied,â&#x20AC;? featuring the work of painter Elizabeth Gorek. 23 Sunnyside Ave, Mill Valley. Tues-Sat; 11 to 6. Fri-Sat, 11 to 7; Sun, 12 to 5. 415.384.8288.

Mouth Magic

Smith Anderson North Gallery

Sonoma-Marin Fair

Jun 22, 8pm, 18 singers from around the planet join Rhiannon for an evening of vocal improvisation and song. $8-$16. Fifth and B streets, Pt Reyes Station 415.663.1075.

Through Aug 4, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Williams, Waitsâ&#x20AC;? features the work of Franklin Williams and Kellesimone Waits, who share a playful obsession for acquiring and incorporating discarded relics. 20 Greenfield Ave, San Anselmo. 415.457.8847.

Annual boogie features livestock, food, Golden Gate Anniversary Exhibit and concerts from WAR, Night Ranger, Lonestar, 38 Special and Los Shakas de la Banda. Jun 20-24. Varies. Petaluma Fairgrounds, 100 Fairgrounds Dr, Petaluma.

Two Bird Cafe

Spell Down

Through Jun 25, Marge Rectorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s paintings on display in â&#x20AC;&#x153;Freedom of Constraints.â&#x20AC;? Reception, Jun 23, 3 to 5pm. Valley Inn, 625 San Geronimo Dr, San Geronimo. Wed-Sun, 8am to 3pm, 5:30 to 9pm. 415.488.0528.

Dress as your favorite Cheater to compete with other teams in this spelling bee benefit for Literacyworks. Jun 26, 5:30pm. $10. Lagunitas Tap Room, 1280 N McDowell Blvd, Petaluma. ) 707.778.8776.


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Through Sep 23, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Entering the Wildâ&#x20AC;? featuring the work of Trish Carney, Adriane Colburn and others. 5200 Sonoma Hwy, Napa. Wed-Sun, 10am to 6pm 707.226.5991.

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32 Arts Events Standing for Children Speakers, youth performers, music and info focus on the epidemic of violence against children. Jun 23, noon-2pm. free. Old Courthouse Square, Downtown, Santa Rosa. 707.794.0729.

Story Theater Children provide ideas to help storyteller Victoria Goring create a live, improvised performance. Jun 23, 11am, 1 and 3pm. Charles M Schulz Museum, 2301 Hardies Lane, Santa Rosa. 707.579.4452.

Toyota/Save Mart 350 NASCAR’s only stop in Northern California features top drivers on the road course. Jun 22-24. $25-$130. Sonoma Raceway, Highways 37 and 121, Sonoma. 800.870.RACE.

Film Ballet: Jewels

( 31 Jun 23, 5-9pm. $10-$25. Cloverdale Performing Arts Center, 209 N Cloverdale Blvd, Cloverdale. 707.829.2214.

Texas-Style BBQ Wine Dinner Top Chef contestant Andrew Curren demonstrates Texas tricks for brisket and more. Jun 23, 4-7pm. $52-$65. Bouchaine Vineyards, 1075 Buchli Station Rd, Napa. 800.252.9065.

Top Drink: The Art of the Cocktail Listen to the music of Jazz on the Vine while diving into the colorful world of artisanal cocktails. Jun 24, 4-7pm. $35$40. Napa Valley Museum, 55 Presidents Circle, Yountville. 707.944.0500.

Lectures Building Golden Gate Bridge

Mariinsky Ballet performs this George Balanchine ballet with Ulyana Lopatkina and others. Jun 23, 7pm. $10. Jarvis Conservatory, 1711 Main St, Napa. 707.255.5445.

A presentation by Paul Giroux, chairman for the Golden Gate Bridge 75th Anniversary. Jun 21, 5:30pm. Free. Napa County Historical Society, Goodman Library, 1219 First St, Napa. 707.224.1739.

The Man Who Knew Too Much

Farming the Laguna

Alfred Hitchcock classic back on the big screen. Jun 26, 7pm. $7. Napa Valley Opera House, 1030 Main St, Napa. 707.226.7372.

Summer Opera Series: Le Comte Ory Bel canto sensation Juan Diego Florez sings the title role of Rossini’s vocally dazzling comedy. Times vary. Jun 20. Rialto Cinemas, 6868 McKinley St, Sebastopol. 707.525.4840.

Yellow Submarine The newly restored Beatles classic is back on the big screen. Thurs, Jun 21, 8pm. $7-$9.50. Rialto Cinemas, 6868 McKinley st, Sebastopol. 707.525.4840.

Food & Drink Cloverale Beer Fest Beer tastings from over 12 different breweries. Music by Linda Ferro Band and Dgiin.

Gaye LeBaron presents “Farming the Laguna: How Early 20th Century Farming Impacted the Area’s Natural Environment.” Jun 22, 6:30pm. $10. Laguna de Santa Rosa Environmental Center, 900 Sanford Rd, Santa Rosa. 707.527.9277.

Stefanie Freele The Pushcart Prize nominee discusses Developing the Distinct Character. Jun 21, 7pm. $15. Petaluma Community Center, 320 N McDowell Blvd, Petaluma.

M Evelina Galang A book signing and talk on Filipina comfort women of WWII. Jun 23, 3pm. Free. JJ Wilson’s house, 2025 Curtis Dr, Penngrove.


Book Passage Jun 20, 7pm, “The Queen’s Lover” with Francine Du Plessix Gray. Jun 21, 12pm, “Never in My Wildest Dreams” with Belva Davis. Jun 21, 7pm, “Tubes: A Journey to the Center of the Internet” with Andrew Blum. Jun 22, 5:30pm, “Drone Warfare: Killing by Remote Control” with Medea Benjamin. Jun 22, 7pm, “A Good Man: Rediscovering My Father, Sargent Shriver” with Mark Shriver. Jun 23, 1pm, “Afterlives of the Saints” with Colin Dickey. Jun 23, 4pm, “The Mom 100 Cookbook” with Katie Workman. Jun 23, 7pm, “Mission to Paris” with Alan Furst. Jun 24, 2pm, “The Orphanmaster” with Jean Zimmerman. Jun 24, 7pm, “Equal of the Sun” with Anita Amirrezvani. Jun 25, 7pm, “Beautiful Ruins” with Jess Walter. Jun 26, 7pm, “Buried in the Sky: The Extraordinary Story of the Sherpa Climbers on K2’s Deadliest Day” with Peter Zuckerman. Jun 27, 7pm, “Once Upon a River” with Bonnie Jo Campbell. 51 Tamal Vista Blvd, Corte Madera. 415.927.0960.

Center for Spiritual Living Jun 22, “The Nature of Things: Navigating Everyday Life with Grace” with Rev Jeffrey R Anderson. 2075 Occidental Rd, Santa Rosa. 707.546.4543.

Christ Church United Methodist Jun 27, 7pm, “Drone Warfare: Killing By Remote Control” with Medea Benjamin. 1717 Yulupa Ave, Santa Rosa.

Jacqueline’s High Tea Jun 25, 6pm, “Park Lane” with Frances Osborne. 2 03 Western Ave, Petaluma. 707.763.8327.

Santa Rosa Copperfield’s Books Jun 21, 7pm, “Equal of the Sun” with Anita Amirrezvani. 2316 Montgomery Dr, Santa Rosa. 707.578.8938.

Petaluma Copperfield’s Books Jun 23, 12pm, “Ready Player One” with Ernest Cline. Jun 26, 7pm, “The Chaperone” with Laura Moriarty. 140 Kentucky St, Petaluma. 707.762.0563.

Armstrong Woods State Reserve

Sebastopol Copperfield’s Books

Jun 23, 12pm, “The Wilderness Within” with Kenneth Brower. Armstrong Woods Road, Guerneville.

Jun 26, 7pm, “Drone Warfare: Killing by Remote Control” with Medea Benjamin. 138 N Main St, Sebastopol. 707.823.2618.

Quicksilver Mine Company Jun 21, 7pm, “The Solstice Within” poems and stories with Bill Vartnaw. 6671 Front St, Forestville. 707.887.0799.


Redwood Cafe Jun 26, 6-8pm,fFive local Sonoma County authors read from their books. $4. 8240 Old Redwood Hwy, Cotati. 707.795.7868.

Theater Cabaret Broadway comes to Main Street starring Broadway performer Nikki Snelson. Dates and times vary. Jun 22-Jul 1. $35-$40. Napa Valley Opera House, 1030 Main St, Napa. 707.226.7372.

God of Carnage Following an altercation between their 11-year-old sons in Cobble Hill Park, Annette and Alan Raleigh agree to meet Veronica and Michael Novak to discuss the situation civilly, but the veneer of polite society soon falls away. Various dates and times. Through Jun 24. $34-$55. Marin Theatre Company, 397 Miller Ave, Mill Valley. 415.388.5208.

Gypsy: A Musical Fable Broadway’s most revived musical explodes with wonderful music by Jule Styne and lyrics by Steven Sondheim. Dates and times vary. Jun 2215. $15-$30. Raven Theater, 115 North St, Healdsburg. 707.433.3145.

The Producers Craig Miller directs this Mel Brooks classic musical. Various dates, times and prices. Through Jul 15. $15-$35. Sixth Street Playhouse, 52 W Sixth St, Santa Rosa. 707.523.4185.

32 Pairs of Gloves Staged reading of the comedic monologue written by Stanley Rutherford. Jun 20, 7:30pm. $10-$20. 142 Throckmorton Theatre, 142 Throckmorton Ave, Mill Valley. 415.383.9600.

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For the week of June 20

ARIES (March 21–April 19) Swans, geese and ducks molt all their flight feathers at once, which means they may be unable to fly for several weeks afterwards. We humans don’t do anything like that in a literal way, but we have a psychological analog—times when we shed outworn self-images. I suspect you’re coming up on such a transition, Aries. While you’re going through it, you may want to lie low. Anything resembling flight—launching new ventures, making big decisions, embarking on great adventures—should probably be postponed until the metamorphosis is complete and your feathers grow back. TAURUS (April 20–May 20)

In 2011, car traffic began flowing across Jiaozhou Bay Bridge, a newly completed span that joins the city of Qingdao with the Huangdao District in China. This prodigious feat of engineering is 26.4 miles long. I nominate it to serve as your prime metaphor in the coming weeks. Picture it whenever you need a boost as you work to connect previously unlinked elements in your life. It may help inspire you to master the gritty details that’ll lead to your own monumental accomplishment.

GEMINI (May 21–June 20) An apple starts growing on its tree in the spring. By early summer, it may be full-size and as red as it will ever be. To the naked eye, it appears ready to eat. But it’s not. If you pluck and bite into it, the taste probably won’t appeal to you. If you pluck it and hope it will be more delicious in a few weeks, you’ll be disappointed. So here’s the moral of the story, Gemini: for an apple to achieve its potential, it has to stay on the tree until nature has finished ripening it. Keep that lesson in mind as you deal with the urge to harvest something before it has reached its prime. CANCER (June 21–July 22)

“Dear Rob: In one of your recent horoscopes, you implied that I should consider the possibility of asking for more than I’ve ever asked for before. You didn’t actually use those words, but I’m pretty sure that’s what you meant. Anyway, I want to thank you! It helped me start working up the courage to burst out of my protective and imprisoning little shell. Today I gave myself permission to learn the unknowable, figure out the inscrutable, and dream the inconceivable.”—Crazy Crab. Dear Crazy: You’re leading the way for your fellow Cancerians. The process you just described is exactly what I advise them to try in the coming weeks.

LEO (July 23–August 22) Picture yourself moving toward a building you haven’t seen before. Trust the initial image that leaps into your imagination. What type of path are you on? Concrete or dirt or brick or wood? Is it a long, winding way or short and direct? Once you arrive at the front door, locate the key. Is it under a mat or in your pocket or somewhere else? What does the key look like? Next, open the door and go inside to explore. Where have you arrived? See everything in detail. This is a test that has no right or wrong answers, Leo—similar to what your life is actually bringing you right now. The building you’ve envisioned represents the next phase of your destiny. The path symbolizes how you get here. The key is the capacity or knowledge you will need. VIRGO (August 23–September 22)

My first poetry teacher suggested that it was my job as a poet to learn the names of things in the natural world. She said I should be able to identify at least 25 species of trees, 25 flowers, 25 herbs, 25 birds and eight clouds. I have unfortunately fallen short in living up to that very modest goal, and I’ve always felt guilty about it. But it’s never too late to begin, right? In the coming weeks, I vow to correct for my dereliction of duty. I urge you to follow my lead, Virgo. Is there any soul work that you have been neglecting? Is there any part of your life’s mission that you have skipped over? Now would be an excellent time to catch up.

LIBRA (September 23–October 22)

Here’s my nomination for one of the Ten Biggest Problems in the World: our refusal to control the pictures and thoughts that pop into our minds. For example, I can personally testify that when a fearful image worms its way into the space behind my eyes, I sometimes let it stimulate

a surge of negative emotions rather than just banish it or question whether it’s true. I’m calling this is to your attention, Libra, because in the weeks ahead you’ll have more power than usual to modulate your stream of consciousness. Have you ever seen the bumper sticker that says, “Don’t believe everything you think”? Make that your mantra.

SCORPIO (October 23–November 21)

In the hands of a skilled practitioner, astrology can help you determine the most favorable days to start a new project or heat up your romantic possibilities or get a tattoo of a ninja mermaid. Success is of course still quite feasible at other times, but you might find most grace and ease if you align yourself with the cosmic flow. Let’s consider, for example, the issue of you taking a vacation. According to my understanding, if you do it between now and July 23, the experiences you have will free your ass, and—hallelujah!—your mind will then gratefully follow. If you schedule your getaway for another time, you could still free your ass, but may have to toil more intensely to get your mind to join the fun.

SAGITTARIUS (November 22–December 21) What is your most hate-able and lovable obsession, Sagittarius? The compulsion that sometimes sabotages you and sometimes inspires you? The longing that can either fool you or make you smarter? Whatever it is, I suspect it’s beginning a transformation. Is there anything you can do to ensure that the changes it undergoes will lead you away from the hate-able consequences and closer to the lovable stuff? I think there’s a lot you can do. For starters, do a ritual—yes, an actual ceremony—in which you affirm your intention that your obsession will forever after serve your highest good and brightest integrity. CAPRICORN (December 22–January 19) As someone who thrives on simple organic food and doesn’t enjoy shopping, I would not normally have lunch at a hot dog stand in a suburban mall. But that’s what I did today. Nor do I customarily read books by writers whose philosophy repels me, and yet recently I have found myself skimming through Ayn Rand’s Virtue of Selfishness. I’ve been enjoying these acts of rebellion. They’re not directed at the targets that I usually revolt against, but rather at my own habits and comforts. I suggest you enjoy similar insurrections in the coming week, Capricorn. Rise up and overthrow your attachment to boring familiarity. AQUARIUS (January 20–February 18) The ancient Chinese book of divination known as the I Ching speaks of “catching things before they exit the gate of change.” That’s what happens when a martial artist anticipates an assailant’s movement before it happens or when a healer corrects an imbalance in someone’s body before it becomes a full-blown symptom or illness. I see this as an important principle for you right now, Aquarius. It’s a favorable time to catch potential disturbances prior to the time they exit the gate of change. If you’re alert for pre-beginnings, you should be able to neutralize or transform brewing problems so they never become problems. PISCES (February 19–March 20) Neurophysiologists say that singing really loudly can flush away metabolic waste from your cerebrum. I say that singing really loudly can help purge your soul of any tendency it might have to ignore its deepest promptings. I bring these ideas to your attention, Pisces, because I believe the current astrological omens are suggesting that you do some really loud singing. Washing the dirt and debris out of your brain will do wonders for your mental hygiene. And your soul could use a boost as it ramps up its wild power to pursue its most important dreams.

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