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Right-wing ideologues fighting to overturn Drakes Bay permit expiration BY BRUCE KRANZLER


endy Krupnik’s letter (“On Wilderness,” May 22) is misleading and simply wrong. Kevin Lunny knew that Congress destined the bottom lands of Drakes Estero to be wilderness long before he purchased Johnson’s Oyster Company and renamed it Drakes Bay Oyster Company eight years ago. He then proceeded to move processing facilities that were in Santa Rosa out into the park and ramped up production.

We hear much about the money Mr. Lunny spent “cleaning up” the estuary. We never hear about the money he makes, and will continue to make, “cleaning up on” it if he prevails in court. Nor do we hear about the implications his lawsuit has for public lands in general. The head of Lunny’s legal team, Daniel Epstein, formerly worked for the Koch brothers and Darrell Issa. Doc Hastings, a right-wing warhorse, has asked to see all the papers regarding Drakes Bay Oyster Co. Pacific Legal Foundation has signed on, and David Vitter added a pro–Drakes Bay Oyster Co. rider to his XL Pipeline bill. While this may warm the hearts of the Koch brothers, it’s small beer for us little people. The California Coastal Commission does not concur with Ms. Kopnik’s rosy assessment of the benefits of the oyster business. It issued a unanimous cease-and-desist order against Drakes Bay Oyster Co. for Mr. Lunny’s high-handed treatment of the estuary: spreading Didemnum vexillum (aka “marine vomit”), unauthorized planting of invasive Manila clams and not controlling the debris that sheds from his five miles of oyster racks, among many other violations. Is it Ms. Krupnik’s point that since the estuary is sullied by commercial aquaculture it should remain that way? Some of us would be grateful for a sweetheart deal wherein we were allowed to operate a multimillion-dollar business for eight years in a national park for less than the cost of an overnight campsite. Some of us would acknowledge the terms of our permit and exit gracefully. But then some of us don’t have access to the deep pockets and political clout of right-wing ideologues and their legal teams with a lot more than (shell) fish to fry. Bruce Kranzler is a cabinetmaker living in Tomales. Open Mic is a weekly op/ed feature. We welcome your contribution. To have your topical essay of 350 words considered for publication, write

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Beaches Be Trippin’

On a recent Saturday, I headed down to Camp Rose Beach on the Russian River just outside of Healdsburg. I observed a large sign posted on the gate that claimed the beach was now a “Private Beach,” and no access was allowed. Interesting, to say the least, since the National River Law states otherwise. Any navigable river (that means by kayak, inner tube or any other floating device that carries a human) is public domain up to the high water mark of the river. Certainly the entirety of Camp Rose Beach falls into those parameters. I explored other signs that were posted. One said that only residents of “Camp Rose” (which is a public street) could use the beach, and claimed that anyone else was trespassing. Doing further research, I found out who claims to be the “new owners” of Camp Rose Beach, a couple by the name of Don and Jeannie Dana. I emailed them at an address they left attached to the sign asking “QUESTIONS?” (, but have gotten no reply so far. The sheriff’s department assured me that Camp Rose is a public beach, so I think people need to know that Mr. Dana’s signing of public land is indeed illegal. Anyone is welcome to use the beach.


Into the Unknown Yes, many questions remain to be answered about Sonoma Clean Power’s program, but that is not a sufficient reason to stop cities from voting to join. By participating, cities gain representation in the Sonoma Clean Power Authority to shape the program moving forward. That gives citizens

More importantly, by voting yes, cities enable their constituents to choose. Those who care most about the cheapest possible electricity regardless of the source can choose to opt out. City leaders will also get to choose who provides their municipal electricity needs. But their choice should not be imposed on you. By saying no to Sonoma Clean Power, however, that is exactly what they would be doing: imposing their choice to remain with PG&E on everyone within city limits. Tell your city council you expect them to vote yes on Sonoma Clean Power so that you can choose based on your own values, not theirs.


Oysters Yes! With respect to Lynn Hamilton’s letter about Drakes Bay Oyster Company and Pt. Reyes Seashore: While I would ordinarily share her opinion about a pure approach toward preserving our national parks, I guess I would say that there is something compelling about saving a small family business that has been part of the Pt. Reyes landscape for decades and that supports people in the community in a manner that is essentially kind and conscientious. When I weigh and balance what little impact these few families and the oyster farm have on the seashore, when I take into account the longevity of their tenure and the fact that there are several other working farms within the park, I would have to disagree with Lynn on this one. The positives of Drakes Bay’s ongoing residency in the park far outweigh the negatives. There are plenty of hideous, horrendous, agonizing violations to the environment perpetrated by destructive corporate (and government) interests. Let’s work against them and work with the people in our community to survive together.



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Pipedreams sometimes take a while to develop, but the first metaphorical pipe of the Children’s Museum of Sonoma County is being laid this weekend with a groundbreaking ceremony. For years, the idea existed as a traveling van called Museum-onthe-Go that popped up at various functions around Sonoma County. Inspired by the Bay Area Discovery Museum in Sausalito, museum organizers leased a space next to the Schulz Museum in Santa Rosa in 2011, and on Saturday, the first shovels hit the ground for the 5,400-square-foot project, which will be open by early 2014. It goes without saying that there’ll be plenty of activities for kids. The fun starts at 11am at 1835 W. Steele Lane, Santa Rosa. $5 donation.

Jail the Bankers TRACKING THE TAP Longtime Dillon Beach resident Thomas McHale, 66, shows roughly $600 budgeted for every water bill.

Wrung Dry How can a private water utility charge four times the going rate and get away with it? (Hint: PG&E’s regulators are involved) BY RACHEL DOVEY


uring her one weekly shower, Dillon Beach resident Theresa Byrne crams her bathtub with empty peanut butter jars. When they’re full of runoff water, she carries them into her kitchen and places them on the windowsill above her sink.

Throughout the coming week, she uses that recycled supply to wash her dishes— until the next time she can afford to bathe. Byrne, 63, isn’t the only person in her remote, coastal village counting every drop that leaves the tap. With bimonthly water bills climbing as high as $600—nearly six times the average paid by

households in West Marin’s other hamlets—stories of desperate water conservation abound in Dillon Beach. Lea ChristensenMorris, 64, washes her dishes with reused cooking water, saves drainage from her potted plants and wears only dark clothing, reasoning that she can launder her garments less frequently if dirt and stains blend in. Stephen and Jackie Cato, 63 and 64, don’t even

“I think the banking system in the United States works efficiently with an adequate amount of transparency and access to capital for all,” said nobody who is capable of rational thought. “Of course the banking system sucks, but what can I do about it?” said everyone else. That’s what the Public Banking Institute aims to find out with its Public Banking Conference, featuring speakers like Matt Taibbi, finance journalist for Rolling Stone magazine, and a host of others. The theme of the forum is “Funding the New Economy,” focusing on rebuilding local economies. The seminar takes place June 2–4 at Dominican University, 50 Acacia Ave., San Rafael; Taibbi speaks June 2. Tickets range from $35 for one night to $295 for the whole weekend. —Nicolas Grizzle

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Paying Big in a Small Town Dillon Beach isn’t Cal Water’s only town struggling to pay its bills. The company serves multiple small, rural towns across California with low median incomes and high poverty rates. Locally, it provides water to parts of Guerneville and Lucerne in Lake County. In the Central Valley’s Kern County, Split Mountain and Wofford Heights are two remote communities with median incomes under $30,000 and poverty rates nearly twice the national average. Twenty percent of the population in Glenn County’s Willows and Yuba County’s Marysville live below the poverty line. Kurt McKelvey, a member of water-advocacy group Lucerne FLOW (Friends for Locally Owned Water) in the small Lake County town, says his household’s average bimonthly bill is $250, though that isn’t the highest he’s seen. “Once we tried to start a vegetable garden and got a bill that was over $600,” he writes in an email. “That garden didn’t last long.” McKelvey estimates that his average bill would climb to $375 under the proposed rate increase, which was the subject of a heated public meeting in Lucerne on April 12. Footage of the meeting, viewable on YouTube, shows townspeople lambasting Cal Water reps, accusing them of “raping” Lucerne. The owner of a local Foster’s Freeze cites $1,600 bills, claiming her rates

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least one $84,000 company car. In the face of another rate hike, it’s worth asking if this publicprivate partnership is living up to the PUC’s supposed credo of providing “safe, reliable service at reasonable rates.” But poring over the numbers from Cal Water’s last three rate hikes doesn’t just show requests for rate increases to fund executive office remodels and automatic gates. There’s also evidence that the company collected large sums of money for new employees who then weren’t hired, and talk of a $3.05 million refund to ratepayers that disappeared in a private negotiating session between Cal Water and the embattled PUC.


LIQUID GOLD Theresa Byrne saves shower water in jars to use for washing dishes.

are going to force her to shutter her restaurant. Other residents talk about vacant storefronts and empty rental units, claiming the water bills were turning their home into a “ghost town.” At one point, a local sheriff has to come to the podium to calm the room. Gay Guidotti is the manger of Cal Water’s Redwood Valley district, overseeing both Dillon Beach and Lucerne. She explains that costs spike for these small districts because the PUC regulates water utilities differently than power providers like PG&E. “Their outlook is that each individual system should pay for the cost of service to that system,” she says, adding that every community has unique sources of water—wells, lakes, etc.—and infrastructure for treatment and delivery. So while power companies can spread the cost of electricity and heat across a vast, sometimes-statewide customer base, utilities like Cal Water have to bill each community separately. For Dillon Beach, that means spreading the cost of a treatment system and tank, pumps and maintenance across just 253 hookups, while public utilities like the NMWD have thousands. Guidotti says that Lucerne, though not as small, still only has 1,250 hookups to foot the cost of a $7 million plant to treat water from Clear Lake. Unfortunately, this piecemeal approach means that the company’s small, rural towns— many of which, again, have high poverty rates—get stuck with

the steepest bills. The PUC’s Division of Ratepayer Advocates (DRA), an organization within the regulation that is supposed to represent consumers, argues this in a document assessing Cal Water’s latest rate hike proposal. It concedes that district size isn’t the only factor driving customer bills above the company-wide average, but concludes that “there does appear to be a loose correlation between the size of the district and the average customer bill.” The utility provides low-income rate assistance to customers who qualify. However, the program’s monthly discount peaked company-wide at $12 in 2012, an amount that makes only a small dent in places like Dillon Beach. At a meeting in Tomales on April 11, Christensen-Morris mocked the program, calling it a “pittance.” Cal Water also credits its higher paying districts with a small tax obtained from each customer, as part of its rate support fund. According to the rate calculator on Cal Water’s website, this program does credit a Dillon Beach customer using NMWD’s average CCF about $50 a month, or $100 a bill, meaning the bimonthly cost would likely be around $573 without it. Jeff Young is a Dillon Beach resident acting as an “intervener” in the current rate case, and he sees hope in this fund if the credit can be tweaked. “The formula they’re using is inequitable to Coast Springs [Dillon Beach’s micro district],” he says, adding that telecommunications ) 10

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have a washing machine. They skimp on bathing too, so they can afford to let their teenaged granddaughter, who lives with them, shower every day. How did this happen? While the public North Marin Water District (NMWD) serves Point Reyes and Olema, a private utility called Cal Water bills homes in Dillon Beach. The rate difference is shocking. In early May, 15 Dillon Beach residents filled out surveys distributed by Byrne, reporting bimonthly highs between $250 and $600. Meanwhile, the NMWD reports that the average customer in its small coastal towns pays just $107 every two months—and for more centralized Novato customers, it’s even lower. According to the public utility’s website, its average ratepayer uses 60,200 gallons—71 CCFs—a year. A rate calculator on Cal Water’s website shows that if each household in Dillon Beach used the exact same amount of water as the average NMWD customer, bimonthly bills would likely be around $473—over four times higher than neighboring towns. And it’s about to get worse. In an upcoming rate cycle set to begin in 2014, the company has proposed hikes that would send those bloated $600 bills up to around $730. Though a private, investor-owned utility, Cal Water is regulated by the California Public Utilities Commission (PUC), the same agency responsible for overseeing PG&E during its San Bruno pipeline rupture that killed eight people. It’s also a governing body notorious for cozy liaisons with the utilities it’s supposed to keep in check. In a recent egregious example, PUC president Michael Peevey skipped a Senate hearing in Sacramento where he was to be grilled on this very culture of elbow-rubbing, opting instead to attend an exclusive Napa reception with utility heads. The event was sponsored by a dark-money nonprofit bankrolled by many of the utilities he’s supposed to regulate. While ratepayers on the bottom are squeezed, executives in Cal Water’s corporate office enjoy seven-figure compensation packages, multiple retirement plans, meetings that pay board members $2,300 a pop and at

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utilities never charge outlying ratepayers more than 150 percent of the average overall rate. Young adds that many of the costs hitting ratepayers are fixed— infrastructure, salaries and administrative fees that are also thinly spread over the small ratepayer base, meaning that even conservation of water has its limits. And then there are the other costs coming from Cal Water’s central office.

Executives Rake It In In her Dillon Beach home on May 6, Christen-Morris handed off a three-page, typed letter to be used for this article in which she calculates the exact cost of washing a head of broccoli, and states bluntly, “I have grown afraid to use water.” Later in the letter, she writes, “I resent that each of [the] board of directors gets $2,300 to just show up at a meeting.” It sounds alarming: $2,300 just to show up at a meeting? But her figure checks out. In fact, a perusal of Cal Water’s 2012 proxy statement “How Do We Measure Success?” reveals multiple expenses that, were this “publicly regulated” private company truly public, would surely raise taxpayer pitchforks. There are CEO Peter C. Nelson’s total annual earnings—salary, stock awards and “other compensation”— of $2.09 million. There are the other four men on top, raking in annual packages between $730,000 and $1.2 million. And there are Nelson’s pension and “supplemental executive retirement plan” with a total accumulated value of $11.6 million. (In fact, according to the DRA, this latter benefit exceeds “the amount allowed for in the qualified pension plan by the IRS.”) To be fair, these top-heavy “incentives” are comparable to other big-name utilities the PUC regulates. Kevin Burke, CEO of ConEdison, rakes in a far steeper yearly package of $14.8 million. As a safeguard, these toplevel packages at Cal Water are

overseen by its Organization and Compensation Committee, which, the report states, cannot be made up of current employees or anyone with “any material interest” in the company. However, these five so-called non-employee directors receive a $32,500 annual retainer, a benefits plan that will pay $22,000 a year after retirement, stock awards and tidy sums of $1,800 for each meeting attended and $3,600 for each meeting chaired. Board members—many of the same people as the committee members—receive $2,300 for each board meeting they attend. In addition, three of these committee members have a retirement plan that will pay $22,000 annually for the number of years they served on the board. It’s partially for reasons like this that a hefty portion of each rate increase goes not to maintenance in the local districts but to the central office in San Jose. Of the roughly $126.9 million in rate hikes requested by Cal Water in its current case before the PUC, $71 million—more than half—would go to its general office. A large chunk of that—$42.6 million—is requested to pay for salary and benefit increases for recent and projected hires, while other costs are tied up in rent and taxes. But a pool of other customerfunded expenses may not seem quite so essential. There are dues associated with an organization called the Alliance of Chief Executives, which, according to its website, “creates very private, high-level, confidential environments for members to have strategic business conversations.” There are fees associated with new company cars for top-level executives and other general office staff in the $30,000– $40,000 range—even though some of them received money for new cars in the last general rate case, just three years ago. The PUC may not allow all of these expenses to be folded into Cal Water’s current rate hike. In its back-and-forth with each utility, the DRA can recommend removal of fees that seem extravagant. In its last rate hike, Cal Water was unsuccessful in its original request to include the total cost of CEO

The Refund That Disappeared In the last few rate cases, the DRA has also taken issue with Cal Water’s hiring pattern—or lack thereof. In a January 2008 report, it questioned the company’s request to hire 148 new employees in its central office—a sizable 62 percent increase over the existing staff. Meanwhile, it states that between 2005 and 2006, the company’s actual payroll expenses were $2.57 million lower than the amount allotted them in ratepayer money. “The amount authorized in rates was much higher than the actual payroll expense, resulting in a significant windfall to its shareholders,” the report reads. A similar issue resurfaced in 2010, when the DRA stated that 13 of the 38 positions that had been

authorized with ratepayer money for 2009 were unfilled, and that Cal Water had used the number of employees authorized rather than the number of employees actually hired as a base number for expenses and future payroll needs. It even went so far as to recommend that Cal Water set up an account and refund ratepayers $3.05 million, writing: “CWS unfairly and inappropriately requested and received recovery for new position costs prior to CWS actually hiring those employees.” Darin Duncan and Paul Townsley, Cal Water’s manager of rates and VP of regulatory matters, deny that Cal Water received any kind of windfall profits from the payroll gap. “That was a period when we were really slow in hiring new people,” he acknowledges, citing a staffing shortage in HR and a dotcom bust in San Jose. In lieu of hiring full-time, benefited employees, he says, the company hired temp and part-time staff.

RED HANDED PUC director Mike Peevey was caught recently skipping a Senate

meeting to attend a utility confab at Silverado Resort & Spa in Napa.

Cal Water offered rebuttal testimony to its regulator’s claims, taking issue with its “inflammatory and accusatory” language which could “unnecessarily agitate customers.” The company claims it was burdened by excess costs in the area of healthcare, legal fees and environmental compliance, and that the DRA overstated some of the costs of its unhired employees. “Due to these higher offsetting expenses, by not increasing its workforce to the authorized level, Cal Water still did not earn its authorized rate of return and there were no windfall profits,” the document states, displaying annual returns between 5.59 and 8.07 percent. Lisa Bilir, a supervisor with the DRA, confirmed in an email that the issue of the $3.05 million was dropped after Cal Water’s testimony, and the company was not required to create an account for refunds. She further explained that each settlement reached between a utility and the DRA is “pro-rated,” meaning that it would more likely lower the number of new hires Cal Water could request in its upcoming rate case rather than give a refund outright. This adjustment went into effect for Cal Water; the settlement also required a higher level of documentation for several of Cal Water’s future hires. But Bilir can’t explain why the DRA’s language was both adamant and specific about a refund prior to the settlement, if refunds are not in fact the PUC’s practice. When asked if the term was inappropriately used, she replied that it was not. She explained, however, that after all of the back-and-forth, a settlement is often reached between the DRA and a utility in which each side concedes some of its requests to reach a compromise. Surprisingly, though the final terms of such an agreement are published, Bilir says the negotiation itself was “closed,” and she can’t discuss its exact details. “It was a very large case, and we had to look at it in context,” she says, speaking of the $3.05 million. However, she also admits: “It was a very large sum of money.”

Conflicts of Interest In the local districts, ratepayers have expressed outright contempt for the PUC’s style of regulation, which has allowed hike after hike—hitting Dillon Beach with rate increases as high as 150 percent in the 2006–’07 cycle, according to an April 2013 article in the Point Reyes Light. At the Tomales public meeting, residents of the tiny district lambasted the regulatory agency, scoffing at the fact that Cal Water’s vice president and CFO Thomas Smegal, who drew a compensation package of $979,000 in 2012, used to work for the PUC.

Each of the board of directors gets $2,300 just to show up at a meeting. In fact, according to Reuters, three of Cal Water’s top employees have worked in the past for the very regulatory agency that oversees their current company— Smegal, vice president of corporate development Francis Ferraro and corporate secretary Lynne McGee. “Generally speaking, there’s a revolving door between the utilities and the commission that regulates them,” says Mindy Spatt with The Utility Reform Network, a watchdog organization that has called for increased fines for PG&E in the wake of San Bruno—and for PUC head commissioner Michael Peevey’s resignation. Spatt adds that there would be more concern if the door “went the other way,” and employees of the utility went to work for their regulator. Case in point: Peevey himself was previously a top officer at Southern California Edison, and in 2008 allowed his former company $843 million more in rate hikes than the PUC’s own staffers recommended, according to Reform Network. ) 12

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to Poland earlier this year at the CFEE’s expense. His recent jaunt to Napa—skipping a senate meeting—was for a CFEE event. “It’s not a transparent organization,” Spatt says, adding, “There are all these opportunities for utilities and PUC appointees to hobnob at the CFEE in Napa Valley, but that’s by invitation only. The customers who will be paying Cal Water’s rate hikes are not invited.” Like so many other utility heads, Nelson, Cal Water’s CEO with a professional history at PG&E, is on the CFEE’s board.

‘Using Us Like a Piggy Bank’ Meanwhile, some ratepayers in Cal Water’s small districts watching their fees climb ever skyward don’t feel even remotely protected by the PUC. “This company is using us like a piggy bank,” said Dennis Sarantapoulas at the Tomales meeting in May. And so they conserve. But with a median age of 57, Dillon Beach has the highest concentration of senior citizens in an already graying Marin, many of whom live on fixed incomes and struggle with age-based disabilities. For some, scrimping on water doesn’t just mean re-wearing dirty clothes—it means directly ignoring medical advice. At 64, Lea Christensen-Morris claims she doesn’t clean her medical equipment daily like she’s supposed to, and uses a syringe instead of her shower faucet to rinse a chronic wound. Theresa Byrne, who lives on an SSI check of under $1,200 a month, says she’s skipped medication and dental care to pay her bills, and when two of her molars rotted, she simply had them pulled. Another woman at the April Lucerne meeting who spoke about receiving multiple $1,000 bills addressed the room full of angry people and representatives from the regulatory agency bluntly. “I don’t know why the [PUC] is here,” she said, “expect to let we the people know that we don’t matter at all.”

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he first time I look for Petaluma’s Pub Republic, I just want to do a drive-by to see where it is. I drive straight through town. Apparently, it’s not on Lakeville Street. The second time I look for Pub Republic, I consult Google maps. Still, I roll right out of town, having to turn out at a dairy and double back toward

what ends up to be a newish shopping center on the edge of town. The problem was I had my eyes peeled for the low-slung holein-the-wall I’d imagined upon learning that a couple of hopeful locals had opened a pub with Brussels sprout tacos, a signature menu item that seemed to speak of gastropub aspirations. Come-on or not, I’m a big fan of the Brussels sprout, so I had to try them. Pub Republic fits so neatly in

its space—built about seven years ago, with high ceilings, lots of glass, rustic wood details—you’d never guess that two restaurants have already inhabited it in seven years. I don’t think I ever even noticed them on dozens of trips down this highway. But owners Jory Bergman and Mark Edwards aren’t worried about the ghosts of restaurants past. “We did our due diligence,” says Bergman. “We wanted to make sure that it wasn’t the space or the location.” The Novato-based couple researched

the internet and spoke with former customers, vendors and chefs. Adjacent to several business parks, it’s passed by 25,000 vehicles a day, and across the highway is a whole neighborhood in the 35-to45-with-family demographic. All the time, new customers tell them, “I live just around the corner!” Bergman and Edwards recycled some elements of previous restaurants, like the booths and cushioned benches, and the stonework central to the bar. Big screens beam the games silently, while the soundtrack is contemporary rock. A dining area to the side provides a space for larger groups. In fact, with its geographically vague name, familiar layout and on-cue service, Pub Republic evinces something more like a well-planned chain restaurant than my original holein-the-wall guess. That blip on my corporate radar was no glitch. If Edwards winces a little at the mention, his partner laughs, it’s because he doesn’t talk much about his 23 years of experience in corporate restaurant management. But he’s game to explain that he opened dozens of successful concept restaurants like Blackhawk Grille, Alcatraz Brewing and Napa Valley Grille— all in locations like the Mall of America, far from their namesakes. With Pub Republic, he’s applying what he learned instead to a very local, communityoriented experience. “We see it, we feel it, we sample it, and we stay on top of it,” says Edwards. They’ll jump behind the bar, greet people and make sure that people know that the owners are on the floor, and in the community. Yes, the Brussels sprout tacos ($8) are the most talked-about item on the menu. During an anonymous drop-in, I found the tacos to be a surprisingly hearty, filling snack, meeting or exceeding expectations. Crunchy, fried sprouts provide the chewy, “meaty” base, although they could stand with a finer chop, so you’re not gnawing on large pieces rumbling inside the flour tortilla (which isn’t house- ) 16

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made, but that’s a lot to ask). Better yet, if all the cheese was melted. An eight-ounce sirloin steak ($14) was attractively presented, with glistening peppercorn sauce, Parmesan scalloped potatoes and crisp sautéed green beans. The steak—grass-fed beef is the default option—was accidentally ordered “medium well” by a slip of my tongue, but was still just fine. A side of slender truffle Parmesan fries ($7) were nice and crispy, and mercifully light on the truffle oil. Yet more Brussels sprouts are tucked into the Guinness braised beef shepherd’s pie ($14), served alongside the brick chicken ($17) and in the bacon hash with eggs and fingerling potatoes ($11). In season, some produce is sourced from nearby Green String Farm. Pistachio arugula salad ($8; $11) and crispy artichoke, green bean and watercress salad ($10) share the list with the customary caesar and mixed organic greens. Burger accessories include smoked gouda, shallots, chipotle sour cream and gluten-free buns. The short, smart wine list includes Rack and Riddle Blanc de Blancs from Hopland. Edwards keeps the Ballast Point Sculpin IPA flowing; other beers include Highway 101, Drake’s, Lagunitas and gluten-free Widmer, too. Bergman and Edwards built Pub Republic with the possibility of expansion in mind, but for now, they’re happy to fill a niche in this corner of Petaluma, and are appreciative of the friendly, noncompetitive atmosphere in this town. Meanwhile, hidden behind a door, there’s a faint outline of a crazy dancing skeleton under fresh paint, left over from the previous restaurant’s decor. It’s a sort of reminder, says Bergman, of the hard work they put in to transform the space—maybe even, a sort of talisman. One thing’s for sure. They won’t slack off with the ghost of restaurants past watching them. Pub Republic, 3120 Lakeville Hwy., Petaluma. 707.782.9090.

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Baci Cafe & Wine Bar Italian $$-$$$. Creative Italian and Mediterranean fare in casual setting, with thoughtful wine list featuring local and Italian wines. Lunch, Thurs-Sat; dinner, Thurs-Mon. 336 Healdsburg Ave, Healdsburg. 707.433.8111.

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Caffe Portofino Italian. $$-$$$. Great flavors and some eclectic dishes at this Santa Rosa institution. 535 Fourth St, Santa Rosa. 707.523.1171.

Carmenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Burger Bar American. $. Excellent and innovative burgers with a Mexican flair. Beef comes fresh daily from Pacific Market next door. Lunch and dinner daily; breakfast, Sat-Sun. 1612 Terrace (in Town and Country center), Santa Rosa. 707.579.3663. 90 Mark West Springs Rd, Santa Rosa. 707.526.1575.

Dempseyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Alehouse Gourmet pub fare. $-$$. Popular brewpub and bistro, award-winning handcrafted beers, outdoor dining in summer and pork chops to die for. Lunch and dinner daily. 50 E Washington St, Petaluma. 707.765.9694.

Forchetta / Bastoni Asian-Italian. $$. Southeast Asian street food served alongside rustic Italian in

Hang Ah Dim Sum Chinese-dim sum. $. Low prices and good variety make it pleasing. Buffet-style quality and greasiness can be a letdown. Lunch and dinner daily. 2130 Armory Dr, Santa Rosa. 707.576.7873.

La Hacienda Mexican. $$. A family-style Mexican eatery with a Michoacan touch. Lunch and dinner daily. 134 N Cloverdale Blvd, Cloverdale. 707.894.9365.

Montiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Rotisserie & Bar California cuisine. $-$$. Small plates and a few larger entrĂŠes with emphasis on house-roasted meats. Lunch and dinner daily. 714 Village Ct, Santa Rosa. 707.568.4404.

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

MA R I N CO U N T Y Arigatou Japanese Food to Go Japanese. $. Cheap, delicious and ready to go. Lunch and dinner daily. Miracle Mile Plaza, 2046 Fourth St, San Rafael. 415.453.8990.

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

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

American. $-$$. Comforting Momma-style food like fried green tomatoes, onion meatloaf and homey chickenfried steak with red-eye gravy in a restaurant lined with cookbooks and knickknacks. Breakfast, lunch and dinner, Wed-Sun; breakfast and lunch, Tues. 566 San Anselmo Ave, San Anselmo. 415.459.6862.

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

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Tres Hombres Mexican. $-$$. Excellent food in Petalumaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Theater District, and a fun place to hang before or after a flick. Lunch and dinner daily; brunch, Sat-Sun. 151 Petaluma Blvd S, Petaluma. 707.773.4500.

Underwood Bar & Bistro European bistro. $$. The Underwoodâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s classy bistro menu and impressive bar belie its rural setting. Lunch and dinner, Tues-Sat; dinner,

Casa MaĂąana Mexican. $. Big burritos a stoneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s throw from the perfect picnic spot: Perri Park. The horchata is divine. Lunch and dinner daily. 85 Bolinas Rd, Fairfax. 415.454.2384.

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Insalataâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Mediterranean. $$$. Simple, high-impact dishes of exotic flavors. Lunch and dinner daily. 120 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, San Anselmo. 415.457.7700. Iron Springs Pub & Brewery Brewpub. $$. Pub grub gets a pub-cuisine facelift. Lunch, Wed-Sun; dinner daily. 765 Center Blvd, Fairfax. 415.485.1005.

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Flavorful, authentic and homestyle at this Puerto Rican eatery, which is as hole-in-thewall as they come. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Two San Rafael locations: 811 Fourth St. 415.451.4765. 901 Lincoln Ave. 415.256.8903.



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Marin Brewing Co Pub food. $-$$. Excellent soups, salads, pub grub and awardwinning pork-beer sausage. Lunch and dinner daily. 1809 Larkspur Landing Circle, Larkspur. 415.461.4677. Truly transportive food, gives authentic flavor of the Old World. The cheaper way to travel Europe. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. 777 Bridgeway, Sausalito. 415.332.7771.

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Canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t go wrong here. Special Dungeness crab dishes for dinner; dim sum for lunch. Lunch and dinner daily. 1238 Fourth St, San Rafael. 415.460.9883.

Tommyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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; closed Tues. 3001 Bridgeway Ave, Sausalito. 415.332.5818. The William Tell House American & Italian.

Cafe. $-$$. Alexis excels at baked goods and offers killer breakfasts and sensible soupâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;nâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;-salad lunches. Breakfast and lunch daily. 1517 Third St, Napa. 707.258.1827.

French, but not aggressively so. Lunch and dinner daily. 540 Main St, Napa. 707.252.8115.

Busterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Barbecue Barbecue. $. A very busy roadside destinationâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;for a reason. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the hot sauce, available in two heats: regular and hot. And the hot, as the sign says, means â&#x20AC;&#x153;hot!â&#x20AC;? Lunch and dinner daily. 1207 Foothill Blvd, Calistoga. 707.942.5606.

Cindy Pawlycynâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Wood Grill & Wine Bar American. $$-$$$. Classic American fare that stays up on current mainstays like crispy pork belly, braised short ribs and crab roll but doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t skimp on the burger. Long wine list, kids menu, patio and more. Lunch and dinner, WedSun. 641 Main St, St Helena. 707.963.0700.

Coleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Chop House American steakhouse. $$$$$. Handsome, upscale 1950s-era steakhouse serving chophouse classics like dryaged porterhouse steak and Black Angus filet mignon. Wash down the red meat with a â&#x20AC;&#x153;nostalgiaâ&#x20AC;? cocktail. Dinner daily. 1122 Main St, Napa. 707.224.6328.

$$. Marin Countyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s oldest saloon. Casual and jovial atmosphere. Steaks, pasta, chicken and fish all served with soup or salad. Lunch and dinner daily. 26955 Hwy 1, Tomales. 707.878.2403

Fazerratiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Pizza. $-$$.

Yet Wah Chinese. $$.

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Great pie, cool brews, the gameâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s always on. Great place for post-Little League. Lunch and dinner daily. 1517 W Imola Ave, Napa. 707.255.1188.

Gilwoods Cafe Diner.

Taylorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Automatic Refresher. Lunch and dinner daily. 933 Main St, St Helena. 707.963.3486. Also at Oxbow Public Market, 644 First St, Napa. 707.224,6900.

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

Pizza Azzurro Italian. $. Run by a former Tra Vigne and Lark Creek Inn alum, the pizza is simple and thin, and ranks as some of the best in the North Bay. Lunch and dinner daily. 1260 Main St (at Clinton), Napa. 707.255.5552.

Red Rock Cafe & Backdoor BBQ American. $-$$. Cafe specializing in barbecue and classic diner fare. Messy, delicious. Lunch and dinner daily. 1010 Lincoln Ave, Napa. 707.252.9250.

Redd California cuisine. $$$$$. Rich dishes balanced by subtle flavors and careful yet casual presentation. Brunch at Redd is exceptional. Lunch, Mon-Sat; dinner daily; brunch, Sun. 6480 Washington St, Yountville. 707.944.2222. Siena California-Tuscan. $$$$. Sophisticated, terroirinformed cooking celebrates the local and seasonal, with electric combinations like sorrel-wrapped ahi tuna puttanesca. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily; brunch, Sun. 875 Bordeaux Way, Napa. 707.251.1900. Zuzu Spanish tapas. $$. Graze your way through a selection of tasty tapas in a lively rustic chic setting with a popular wine bar. Bite-sized Spanish and Latin American specialties include sizzling prawns, Spanish tortilla, and Brazilian style steamed mussels. Lunch, Mon-Fri; dinner daily. 829 Main St, Napa. 707.224.8555.



S O N OM A CO U N T Y Cahill Winery Sample whites, reds, distilled Chardonnay spirits and a refillable one-gallon jug wine with unalloyed lack of wine country airs in this ramshackle warehouse steps away from the West Country Trail, Green Valley’s own Weinwanderweg. Bring your dog; the cat doesn’t mind. 4950 Ross Road, Sebastopol. Open Friday, 1–5pm; Saturday– Sunday, 11am–5pm. No fee. 707.823.1335. Fetzer Vineyards Even as a corporate giant, Fetzer retains its conscience about the earth, the grapes, the land and its wine. Chardonnay is what Fetzer does especially well. The winery also has a small deli and inn. 13601 Old River Road, Hopland. Open daily, 10am–5pm. 800.846.8637.

Korbel Champagne Cellars A large, ivy-covered winery with a huge tasting room, fun staff, excellent deli and hourly tours, a perfect stop on the way to the Russian River. 13250 River Road, near Rio Nido. Open daily, 10am– 5pm daily. 707.824.7316.

Ridge Vineyards Lytton Springs (WC) Paul Draper is one of the top five winemakers nationwide. The wines are fabulous and tend to inspire devotion in drinkers. The tasting room is an environmentally conscious structure. 650 Lytton Springs Road, Healdsburg. Open daily, 11am–4pm. 707.433.7721.

Thomas George Estates Pinot pioneer Davis Bynum hung up the hose clamp and sold his estate, but the good wine still flows in remodeled tasting room featuring a long bar and vineyard videos. Russian River Chard, Pinot and Zin; sweet berry flavors and long-lasting finishes. Caves completed for tours in 2010. 8075 Westside Road, Healdsburg.

11am–5pm, daily. Tasting fee, $5. 707.431.8031.

Wilson Winery Scenic setting and rustic-modern tasting room makes for an atmospheric, recommended visit. Single-vineyard Zinfandels, Cabernet Sauvignons, Cabernet Franc, Syrah and Petite Sirah win awards for good reason— namely, even curmudgeons take one sip and turn into believers. 1960 Dry Creek Road, Healdsburg. Open daily, 11am to 5pm. Tastings are $5; $10 for reserves. 707.433.4355.

N A PA CO U N T Y Acacia Vineyard Acclaimed Pinot and Chardonnay; their biggest client is Costco, but the tasting room is a hole-in-the-wall in a drab beige facility. 2750 Las Amigas Road, Napa. Monday through Saturday, 10am–4pm; Sunday, noon–4pm. $15. 707.226.9991.

Bennett Lane Winery The old trope “beer-drinking NASCAR fans vs. Chardonnaysipping highbrows” runs out of gas at a winery that sponsors an annual NASCAR race and has its own car, emblazoned with grapes. A Roman emperor who appreciated hearty vino as much as a good chariot race inspired Maximus White and Red “feasting wines.” 3340 Hwy. 128, Calistoga. 707.942.6684.

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

Monticello Vineyards Thomas Jefferson had no success growing wine grapes; happily, the Corley family has made a go of it. Although winetasting is not conducted

in the handsome reproduction building itself, there’s a shaded picnic area adjacent. 4242 Big Ranch Rd., Napa. Open daily, 10am–4:30pm. $15. 707.253.2802, ext. 18.

Saintsbury A contrarian enterprise in the 1970s, now a hallowed hall of Carneros Pinot Noir. Visitors may linger under shade trees in fair weather or sit down for a serious tasting adjacent the office. 1500 Los Carneros Ave., Napa. Monday– Saturday, by appointment. 707.252.0592.

Storybook Mountain Vineyards (WC) Jerry and Sigrid Seps and a few likeminded winemakers founded Zinfandel Advocates and Producers (ZAP), through which they continue to proselytize on behalf of “America’s heritage grape.” 3835 Hwy. 128, Calistoga. By appointment. 707.942.5310.

Taste at Oxbow Discover refreshing white varietals Albariño and Vermentino in stylish setting across from Oxbow Market, then move on to Pinot Noir from Carneros pioneer Mahoney Vineyards; Waterstone Wines, too. 708 First St., Napa. Sunday– Thursday, 11am–7pm; Friday– Saturday, 11am–9pm. Tasting fee $10. 707.265.9600. Trefethen Winery Some critics claim Trefethen’s heyday was in the ’60s, but the winery proves them wrong with dependable, delicious wines. Trefethen is one of the oldest wineries in Napa. 1160 Oak Knoll Ave., Napa. Open daily, 11:30am–4:30pm. 707.255.7700.

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.

Anderson Valley Pinot Noir Festival On the long and winding road, pull over for Pinot BY JAMES KNIGHT


tylistically, Anderson Valley wines seem much closer to Oregon than, say, the Russian River Valley. The drive there certainly makes it feel that way. The road climbs, twists and dives, then repeats. The virtue of this long, winding road is that there isn’t likely any driver in front or behind you for a long time. Until there is, and you know that you are not in Oregon. Fortunately, there are plenty of opportunities to pull out—unfortunately, just not enough for impatient drivers. Anyhow, on to a friendly little Pinot Noir tasting put on by Anderson Valley Winegrowers. The 16th such festival, it’s hosted by Goldeneye Winery in a big tent in the middle of their manicured vineyards. By the warm greetings and banter, it’s clear that many of the attendees are in the business in one way or another, too. With over 2,200 acres of vineyard—compare to over 9,000 in Dry Creek Valley—the Anderson Valley wine scene is like a backyard party. Angel Camp Vineyards’ winemaker knows something about driving Highway 128. During harvest, he commutes daily from Napa Valley—once a week during slow months. The couple who run Frati Horn (“wine glass” in Boontling) truck their grapes all the way down to Inspiration Vineyards’ warehouse joint in Santa Rosa to make their 2011 Pinot Noir—a cool, juicy rhubarb-flavored refreshment. Joe Webb, the young general manager at Londer, explains that he does the footwork for a host of satellite clients—four or so who are pouring Londer Vineyard designates at the event. Gadgetry helps him out; he shoots a photo, uploads his stats and lines up some pick dates. His 2009 Swan Clone Pinot Noir has a nose like a wild raspberry dreaming it’s cotton candy. Sonoma’s Williams Selyem has its Ferrington Vineyard, Napa’s Saintsbury has its Cerise—a bit fatter than many others here, and more like the most recent lineup of their Carneros that I tasted— with a hint of Christmas candle spice. As with every wine festival, the longest lines are for wineries approved by Wine Spectator. Black Kite Cellars fills that role up here, and, yes, the 2010 Kite’s Rest Vineyard Pinot Noir ($45) is not particularly disappointing. These nice people and their good Pinot Noir have put me in such a fine mood that, even though I’ve assiduously spit out every taste, as I amble back up the hill, munching on a plate of local smoked salmon, a Goldeneye terrace lounger turns to her partner and remarks, “People get so hammered at these events.” Goldeneye Winery, 9200 Hwy. 128, Philo. Anderson Valley Winegrowers, 707.895.WINE.

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COMMUNION Charlie Haden turns Charlie Parkerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s advice to â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;look for all the pretty notesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; into ďŹ&#x201A;owing, elegiac music.

Reverence for Life Jazz legend Charlie Haden to appear at much-deserved tribute this weekend BY GABE MELINE


ou have to ďŹ gure out where you are and why youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re here,â&#x20AC;? says the voice on the other end of the phone line. â&#x20AC;&#x153;And once youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve ďŹ gured that out, you have to ďŹ gure out why youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been given the gift of music. And once you ďŹ gure that out, you realize you have to give it backâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;because it doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t belong to you.â&#x20AC;?

The man on the other end of the line is Charlie Hadenâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;the hugely respected jazz legend who, like Jimmy Blanton, Oscar Pettiford and Charles Mingus before him, helped completely reshape the role of the upright bass in jazz. Over 50 albums feature him as a leader; heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s performed on hundreds more as a sideman, alongside the likes of Ornette Coleman, Hank Jones, Keith Jarrett, John Coltrane, Dizzy Gillespie, Pat Metheny, Art Pepper, Archie Shepp and countless others.

This weekend, Hadenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s gifts are celebrated in a mammoth two-day tribute at the Healdsburg Jazz Festival. Appearing is a cross-section of those whoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve played with Haden in his many varied groups over the years: the pianist Geri Allen, playing solo and in a duo with Chris Potter; the saxophonist Lee Konitz, playing in a quartet; Hadenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s nostalgic Quartet West with special guest Ravi Coltrane; Gonzalo Rubalcaba, playing solo piano; and the large, politically

charged Liberation Music Orchestra, with Carla Bley. Even his four childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Rachel, Petra, Tanya and Josh Hadenâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;make an appearance, singing with the guitarist Bill Frisell. But whether Haden himself will be able to play at his own tribute is uncertain. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m not doing well,â&#x20AC;? he says from his home near Calabasas. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t had any solid food in two years. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m fed with a tube in my stomach. And I canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t swallow very well. I canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t swallow my own saliva, I have to spit it out.â&#x20AC;? When Haden was 15, he was afflicted with polio; itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the reason he started playing bass instead of singing with the family. But the polio has returned, 60 years later. Hadenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s wife, Ruth Cameron, who serves as his manager and his saving grace, has dedicated herself to taking care of his health. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d be dead if it werenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t for her,â&#x20AC;? Haden tells me. But he also says there is no treatment. As for wrapping his hands around his upright bass at his own tribute, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m going to try,â&#x20AC;? he says determinedly. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s another issue, too, in addition to Hadenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s health. For the last two years, the 75-year-old titan of jazz has been unable to play concertsâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;which, as the recording industry withers and royalties continue to disappear, serve as his primary source of income. Haden doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t mince words about it: there is no money coming in.


aden is inextricably linked with the golden age of jazz, a perfect living example of what Sonny Rollins called â&#x20AC;&#x153;a lot of great innovators, all creating things which will last the world for a long, long time.â&#x20AC;? With his talents persisting to the present ) 22 day, he last year received

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the NEAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Jazz Masters Awardâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; essentially jazzâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s highest honorâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; and, this past February, accepted a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Grammys. Born in Iowa, raised in Missouri, Haden was turned on to jazz by one of Norman Granzâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s touring â&#x20AC;&#x153;Jazz at the Philharmonicâ&#x20AC;? concerts, featuring Charlie Parker. Right then and there, he decided what he wanted to do. Soon, he moved to Los Angeles in order to ďŹ nd the pianist Hampton Hawes. Not long after, he also found Ornette Coleman, a short man with a plastic saxophone who succeeded in eliciting confusion from clubgoers. To Haden, however, he was a revelation. With Haden, Billy Higgins and Don Cherry, Ornette Coleman set about turning the jazz world on its ear. The quartetâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s residency at the Five Spot in New York marked a sea change; the avant-garde had arrived, and nothing would ever be the same. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We really didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have time to stop and think about our impact,â&#x20AC;? Haden says today. â&#x20AC;&#x153;All we had time to do was play our music, and to make sure we were playing the stuff we were hearing. Because it wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t like anything else.â&#x20AC;? In a way, Haden was at the wrong gig. After his sets with Coleman, heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d cross town to the Village Vanguard to listen to Bill Evans, at the time leading a nowlegendary trio with Paul Motian and Scott LaFaro. Haden loved LaFaro, shared an apartment with him in Los Angeles, and the two learned much from listening to each other. (â&#x20AC;&#x153;Charlie had the biggest ears,â&#x20AC;? Ornette Coleman once told an interviewer.) In his career since, Hadenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s signature, lyrical bass playing has been a manifestation of beauty in settings with Keith Jarrett, Lee Konitz, Brad Mehldau, Pat Metheny, Hank Jones, Paul Motian and many others who, like Evans, are imbued with a sense of empathy. â&#x20AC;&#x153;â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Look for all the pretty notes,â&#x20AC;&#x2122; thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s what Charlie Parker said,â&#x20AC;? Haden explains. These days, Haden spends a

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lot of time at home listening to music. What he keeps coming back to is those Village Vanguard recordings of the Evans trioâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; almost the complete opposite, aesthetically, of what he was doing with the Coleman quartet across town, but a harbinger of much of Hadenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s music to come. Hearing them is bittersweet: 10 days after the Vanguard run, LaFaro died in a car accident.


aden and Coleman still talk, usually about once a week. The two have played together as recently as 2010, but theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve both had to cancel appearances. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not working either,â&#x20AC;? Haden says of his good friend. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not doing too well.â&#x20AC;? In the meantime, Haden is open to more tributes like the one this weekend, suggested by Healdsburg Jazz Festival artistic director and tireless jazz supporter Jessica Felix, a longtime friend of Hadenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. (According to Felix, many of the musicians involved have agreed to play for reduced fees in order to help Haden with his ďŹ nancial situation.) Maybe, he hopes, a Doris Duke or MacArthur foundation grant will come along and help out. In the meantime, Haden hopes more than ever to perform. In his touching Grammy acceptance speech, he closed with a tone of humility: â&#x20AC;&#x153;If through my music I have been able to bring beauty and peace to my fellow human beings, I feel truly blessed.â&#x20AC;? On the phone, Haden expands on this. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It really doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have that much to do with musicâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;it has to do with the universe, and where are we and why are we here? Most people will never ďŹ nd that out, because theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re on American Idol. But the people who are close to creativity and depth have a chance to ďŹ nd it out. And theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re very lucky.â&#x20AC;?

The Healdsburg Jazz Festival Tribute to Charlie Haden runs Saturdayâ&#x20AC;&#x201C; Sunday, June 1â&#x20AC;&#x201C;2, at Jackson Theater. 4400 Day School Place, Santa Rosa. 7pm. $45â&#x20AC;&#x201C;$75 each day. 707.433.4633.

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hey’ve toured around the world with popular bands, playing to thousands. They just recorded their new full-length album, Keep Dreaming, with legendary engineer Steve Albini in Chicago. And they recently sold the last of 2,000 copies on CD and LP of their 2008 release Get Vulnerable.

But the band still practices in a Petaluma chicken coop. They bring their dogs on tour. The bassist and guitarist are married. The drummer is a longtime friend. They’ve seen other guitarists come and go in their 10 years as a band. Guitarist Sara Sanger, picking strands of white dog hair from her black clothes in the backyard of her Santa Rosa home last week,

explains. “This is what this band is going to be. I’m clear on our appeal, our range of success,” she says. “There’s an illusion when you’re younger,” Sanger continues, “when you’re first starting a band, that anything is possible. And that this might be the moment you get taken to the next step.” Her husband, Josh Staples, bassist, singer and primary songwriter of the band, chimes in. “But that happens all the time.” “It happens,” Sanger replies, “but it’s not going to happen to us.” And the New Trust seem perfectly fine with that. “To put a seven-minute song as the first song on your record is pretty dumb,” says Staples. But that’s the vision the band had for this record. “If you’re not going to do it for the sake of doing it,” says Staples, “then you’re going to compromise it in the end.” That thought is the inspiration behind “Compromise,” Keep Dreaming’s hard-hitting, threechord riff on the music industry. A big, powerful rock song, it’s far different than anything on the band’s first albums, which leaned more toward punkish pop with catchy guitar hooks. Keep Dreaming is slower, methodical and wise to the world. A pervasive overtone of death and rebirth, especially on “Marigolds”: “With what remains, let the soil be fortified,” sings Staples in his melancholic tenor. “Let my last cell decompose to spring forth marigolds.” Keep Dreaming, released May 14, is lyrically deep and musically dark. The music resonates through more than just eardrums. Happiness does shine through on the last song, the only one to show any semblance of a major key, albeit for only a fleeting moment. It’s appropriately titled “In My Dreams, You’re Still Alive.” The New Trust play with Creative Adult, Hard Girls, Nervous, and the Happening on Saturday, June 1, at the Arlene Francis Center. 99 Sixth St., Santa Rosa. 8pm. $8. 707.528.3009.


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Music Concerts SONOMA COUNTY California Redwood Chorale May 31. Petaluma Historical Museum & Library, 20 Fourth St, Petaluma. 707.778.4398. Jun 2. Church of One Tree, 492 Sonoma Ave, Santa Rosa.

Charlie Haden Tribute Healdsburg Jazz Festival honors master bassist. Day one features: Geri Allen, solo and duo with Chris Potter; Lee Konitz Quartet; and Quartet West with Ravi Coltrane. Day 2 features: Gonzalo Rubalcaba, solo piano; Bill Frisell with the Haden Family (Rachel, Petra, Tanya and Josh); and Liberation Music Orchestra featuring Carla Bley. Jun 1, 7pm and Jun 2, 7pm. $45-$75. Jackson Theater, Sonoma Country Day School, 4400 Day School Place, Santa Rosa. 707.284.3200.

Matt Costa Singer-songwriter brings his acoustic guitar to the North Bay. Jun 2, 3:30pm. $30-$40. Long Meadow Ranch Winery, 738 Main St, St Helena. 707.963.4555.

Friday Night Live

May 29, 6pm. $20. Arlene Francis Center, 99 Sixth St, Santa Rosa. 707.528.3009.


Weekly music series in conjunction with farmers market. May 31, Roy Rogers & the Delta Rhythm Kings. 5:30pm. Free. Cloverdale Plaza, Cloverdale Boulevard between First and Second streets, Cloverdale.

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Traditional Irish tunes, timeless pop anthems and inspirational songs. Through May 29, 7:30pm. $46-$106. Marin Center’s Veterans Memorial Auditorium, 10 Avenue of the Flags, San Rafael. 415.499.6800.

Carla Bley Quartet West and Ravi Coltrane, Bill Frisell, John Heard Quartet, Fred Hersch, Marcus Shelby & the Freedom Jazz Choir, Charles Lloyd and Jason Moran, Sweet Honey in the Rock and Azar Lawrence, Roger Glenn Latin Jazz Ensemble and many others. Jun 1-9. Price varies. Healdsburg; various venues.

The New Trust Indie rock group’s hometown record release show for “Keep Dreaming.” Creative Adult, Hard Girls, Nervous and the Happening also play. Jun 1, 8pm. $8. Arlene Francis Center, 99 Sixth St, Santa Rosa. 707.528.3009.

Vespertine Orchestra Experimental exploration in quadrophonic sound with recorded and live sound.

Drummer Medeski, Martin & Wood and B-3 player Wil Blades of Amendola vs Blades. May 29, 8pm. $17. Sweetwater Music Hall, 19 Corte Madera Ave, Mill Valley. 415.388.3850.

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Melvin Seals & JGB Keyboardist appears with the Jerry Garcia Band. Jun 1-2, 8pm. $35. Hopmonk Novato, 224 Vintage Way, Novato. 415.892.6200.

NAPA COUNTY Big Bad Voodoo Daddy Kings of new swing bring the big band and zoot suits for Uptown Theatre’s third anniversary. May 31, 7pm. $37$47. Uptown Theatre, 1350 Third St, Napa. 707.259.0123.

Clubs & Venues SONOMA COUNTY Aqus Cafe May 29, Speakeasy, Amanda McTuigue, Ransome Stephens. May 31, the Farralones. 189 H St, Petaluma. 707.778.6060.

Arlene Francis Center May 29, Vespertine Orchestra. May 30, Kiddo, No Sir, Pet Sounds, Brown Bags. May 31, Kiddo, the Vibrating Antennas, Pet Sounds, the IllumiGnarly, Trust Club. Jun 1, the New Trust, Creative Adult, Hard Girls, Nervous, the Happening. 99 Sixth St, Santa Rosa. 707.528.3009.

Aubergine May 30, Lucky Tubb & the Modern Day Troubadours, Laura Benitez & the Heartache. May 31, Zigaboo Modeliste. 755 Petaluma Ave, Sebastopol. 707.829.2722.


plays the Phoenix Theater on May 30. See Clubs, this page.

Barley & Hops Tavern Fri, Jen Tucker. 3688 Bohemian Hwy, Occidental. 707.874.9037.

Christy’s on the Square May 30, Lungs &, the Sally Haggard Band, Sea Dramas. 96 Old Courthouse Square, Santa Rosa. 707.528.8565.


Chrome Lotus Fri, Sat, Live DJs. 501 Mendocino Ave, Santa Rosa. 707.843.5643.

Dutton-Goldfield Winery Jun 2, Elipsis. 3100 Gravenstein Hwy N, Sebastopol. 707.827.3600.

Epicurean Connection May 30, Kalei & Company. May 31, Whiskey & Circumstance. 122 West Napa St, Sonoma. 707.935.7960.

Finley Community Center May 31, Jess Petty. 2060 W College Ave, Santa Rosa. 707.543.3737.

Flamingo Lounge May 31, Sugarfoot. Jun 1, Groove Foundation. Tues, Swing Dancing with Lessons. Sun, 7pm, salsa with lessons. 2777 Fourth St, Santa Rosa. 707.545.8530.

Glaser Center Jun 2, Santa Rosa Children’s Chorus. 547 Mendocino Ave, Santa Rosa. 707.568.5381.

Hopmonk Sebastopol May 31, Moksha. Jun 1, Diego’s Umbrella, Beso Negro. Mon, Monday Night Edutainment. 230 Petaluma Ave, Sebastopol. 707.829.7300.

Hopmonk Sonoma May 31, Kevin Russell. Wed, Open Mic. 691 Broadway, Sonoma. 707.935.9100.

Hotel Healdsburg May 31, Si Perkoff and Paul Smith. Jun 1, Robb Fisher Trio. 25 Matheson St, Healdsburg. 707.431.2800.

Lagunitas Tap Room May 29, Buck Nickels & Loose Change. May 30, Damir and Derek. May 31, Coffis Brothers. 1280 N McDowell Blvd, Petaluma. 707.778.8776.

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Raka Party Latin hip-hop duo Los Rakas play Petaluma Latin hip-hop has been coming up this past decade, and the West Coast produces some of the best artists in the game. But while the industry keeps busy hyping New York rappers with Caribbean ties, groups like Oakland’s Los Rakas are keeping independent hip-hop about the community. Straight out of the turf-dancing, bigglasses hyphy movement, cousins DunDun and Rico are Oakland-raised with deep Panamanian roots. Their sound meshes island rhythms with uptempo hip-hop, hardline rhymes and sexy vocals. Like many Latin rappers, they flow about subjects speaking to the Latino experience, and their bilingual lyricism comes as naturally as rapping over bass-heavy bachata. Even their name is a twist on social norms, reclaiming the diminutive slur “rakataka” as a mark of cultural empowerment. This summer, Los Rakas release the double-disc El Negrito Dun Dun & Ricardo on their label Soy Raka. If it’s anything like the anthems “Kalle” and “Abrazame,” it’ll mark one more elevating notch in the evolution of underground hip-hop. Los Rakas open for dancehall king Mr. Vegas on Friday, May 31, at the Mystic Theatre. 21 Petaluma Blvd. N., Petaluma. 9pm. $20–$25. 707.765.2121.—Jacquelynne Ocaña

Jun 2, Matt Costa. 738 Main St, St Helena. 707.963.4555.

Main Street Station Jun 1, Yancie Taylor Trio. Jun 2, Dag Nabbit. 16280 Main St, Guerneville. 707.869.0501.

Mavericks May 31, Wonderbread 5. Jun 2, Ricky Alan Ray. 397 Aviation Blvd, Santa Rosa. 707.765.2515.

Murphy’s Irish Pub Jun 1, Andrew Freeman. 464 First St E, Sonoma. 707.935.0660.

Mystic Theatre May 31, Mr Vegas, Los Rakas. Jun 1, Tainted Love.

23 Petaluma Blvd N, Petaluma. 707.765.2121.

Phoenix Theater May 30, Big KRIT, Smoke DZA, Clyde Carson. May 31, Arsonists Get All the Girls.

201 Washington St, Petaluma. 707.762.3565. Jun 1 and 2, Philharmonia Healdsburg: Romantic Overtones. 115 North St, Healdsburg. 707.433.3145.

Rayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Deli & Tavern Jun 1, Emma Lee. 900 Western Ave, Petaluma. 707.762.9492.

Redwood Cafe May 31, Un Deux Trois, Youkali, Gypsy Trio, Lauren Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Connell. Jun 1, the Hoovers. 8240 Old Redwood Hwy, Cotati. 707.795.7868.

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May 29, Stickyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Backyard. May 30, Stoneski Battle of the Bands. May 31, Kingpin Rowe, Bayonics. Jun 1, Chuck Fenda, Messenjah Selah, Angel Doolas. Jun 4, Kingsborough. Jun 5, Zahira Soul Luminaries, Rocker T. 19 Broadway, Fairfax. 415.459.1091.

May 30, Fu Man Chu. May 31, Erin & the Project. Jun 1, James Mosley Band. Jun 2, Orquestra la Modern Tradicion. 305 Harbor View Dr, Sausalito.

Old Western Saloon May 31, Mitch Polzak & the Royal Deuces. Jun 1, Windshield Cowboys. Jun 2, Staggerwing. Main Street, Pt Reyes Station. 415.663.1661.

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Thurs, Thugz. 16135 Main St, Guerneville. 707.869.3194.

May 30, Groupo Buongiorno. May 31, Tammy Hall Trio. 37 Caledonia St, Sausalito.

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Jun 1, the Pine Box Boys. Jun 2, Groovality. 725 Fourth St, Santa Rosa. 707.545.BEER.

Jun 1, Rick Park. 131 E First St, Cloverdale. 707.894.9610.

May 29, Dr Mojo. May 30, Friends of Finch. May 31, Honeydust. Jun 1, Swoop Unit. Jun 4, John varn & Tommy Odetto. Jun 5, the Weissmen. Tues, John Varn & Tom Odetto. 29 Broadway, Fairfax. 415.459.9910.

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May 29, Wendy DeWitt. Jun 5, the Mighty Groove. Thurs, Casa Rasta. 528 Seventh St, Santa Rosa, No phone.

May 31, Lucky Tubb. Jun 1, Andre Thierry & Zydeco Magic. Jun 2, Led Kaapana, Mike Kaawa. Town Square, Nicasio. 415.662.2219.

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Sweetwater Music Hall May 29, Billy Martin and Wil Blades. May 30, Moksha. May 31, Petty Theft. Jun 1, Vinyl. Jun 5, the Overcommitments. 19 Corte Madera Ave, Mill Valley. 415.388.3850.

Terrapin Crossroads May 30, Stu Allen & the Terrapin All Stars. May 31, Acacia. 100 Yacht Club Dr, San Rafael.

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Jun 1, Gary Digman and Gael Reed. 9291 Old Redwood Hwy, Windsor. 707.838.1020.

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Fenix May 30, Paula Harris. Jun 1, the Bobs. 919 Fourth St, San Rafael. 415.813.5600.

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Arts Events Galleries RECEPTIONS May 31 At 4pm. Graton Gallery, “Soo Noga & BK Hopkins,” paintings and digital art. Also featuring pieces by Nina Bonos and Sherri Ortegren. Reception, May 31, 4pm. 9048 Graton Rd, Graton. Tues-Sun, 10:30 to 6. 707.829.8912.

Jun 1 At 4pm. RiskPress Gallery, “Andrew Annenberg Masterworks,” abstract and surrealist paintings. 7345 Healdsburg Ave, Sebastopol. No phone. At 4pm. Russian River Art Gallery, “Small Works,” art that’s little in size but not in stature. 16357 Main St, Guerneville. 707.869.9099. At 6pm. Hammerfriar Gallery, “The Summer of 2013,” featuring pieces by Harley, Bill Shelley, Brian Wilson and Hugh Livingston. 132 Mill St, Ste 101, Healdsburg. 707.473.9600.

Jun 4 At 4pm. O’Hanlon Center for the Arts, “The Beauty of Imperfection,” 10th annual Wabi-Sabi show. 616 Throckmorton Ave, Mill Valley. 415.388.4331.

SONOMA COUNTY Art at the Source Saturdays-Sundays. through Jun 9, “Art at the Source,” featuring 160 artists in 98 studios. See www. for more information. Various Locations in West County, Sebastopol.

Charles M Schulz Museum Jun 5-Oct 14, “Barking Up the Family Tree,” featuring comic strips with Snoopy’s siblings. Through Sep 1, “Art of the

Line,” describing Schulz’s process, from the tools he used to the research he undertook. Through Oct 27, “Mid-Century Modern,” works of prominent post-war-era decorative, textile and furniture designers. 2301 Hardies Lane, Santa Rosa. Mon-Fri, noon to 5; Sat-Sun, 10 to 5. 707.579.4452.

Epicurean Connection May 31, 6pm, “Photos of India” by James Fanucchi and Jamie Thrower. 122 West Napa St, Sonoma. 707.935.7960.

Graton Gallery Through Jun 30, “Soo Noga & BK Hopkins,” paintings and digital art. Also featuring pieces by Nina Bonos and Sherri Ortegren. Reception, May 31, 4pm. 9048 Graton Rd, Graton. Tues-Sun, 10:30 to 6. 707.829.8912.

Hammerfriar Gallery Jun 1-Aug 11, “The Summer of 2013,” featuring pieces by Harley, Bill Shelley, Brian Wilson and Hugh Livingston. Reception, Jun 1, 6pm. 132 Mill St, Ste 101, Healdsburg. Tues-Fri, 10 to 6. Sat, 10 to 5. 707.473.9600.

Healdsburg Center for the Arts Jun 4-30, “Flying Home,” artwork inspired by jazz. 130 Plaza St, Healdsburg. Daily, 11 to 6. 707.431.1970.

Petaluma Arts Center Through Jun 2, “Cosmic Terrain,” individual and collaborative works by Mars-1, Damon Soule, Oliver Vernon and Ricky Watts. Closing party, Jun 1, 8pm, $5. 230 Lakeville St at East Washington, Petaluma. 707.762.5600.

RiskPress Gallery Jun 1-27, “Andrew Annenberg Masterworks,” abstract and surrealist paintings. Reception, Jun 1, 4pm. 7345 Healdsburg Ave, Sebastopol. No phone.

Russian River Art Gallery Jun 1-30, “Small Works,” art that’s little in size but not in stature. Reception, Jun 1, 4pm. 16357 Main St, Guerneville. Daily, 10 to 6. 707.869.9099.

Sebastopol Center for the Arts Through Jun 9, “Open Studios

Community integrative health and sustainable wellness forum. Jun 2, 11am. $25$30. Dhyana Center Lofts, 186 N Main St, Sebastopol. 800.796.6863.

Preview,” hosting a piece of each participating artist’s work. 282 S High St, Sebastopol. Tues-Fri, 10 to 4; Sat, 1 to 4. 707.829.4797.

Garden Conservancy’s Open Days Private gardens open to the public for tours include CorTen Zen garden, Geraniaceae Gardens and Vista Garden. See for details. Jun 1. $5. Garden Conservancy, Private Gardens, inquire for details, Kentfield.

Sonoma County Museum Through Jun 2, “Tools as Art,” collection of witty and light-hearted works based on familiar forms. Through Aug 18, “Margins to Mainstream,” seven contemporary artists with disabilities. 425 Seventh St, Santa Rosa. Tues-Sun, 11 to 4. 707.579.1500.

Magic Dan Childrens program featuring tricks, jokes and odds-defying sleight-of-hand. Jun 5, 11am. Free. Petaluma Library, 100 Fairgrounds Dr, Petaluma. 707.763.9801.

Sonoma Valley Museum of Art Through Jun 16, “Art Rewards the Student,” work by elementary school students inspired by Roger Shimomura. Through Jun 16, “Minidoka on My Mind,” paintings by Roger Shimomura. Seminar, May 28, 2pm, $55. 551 Broadway, Sonoma. Wed-Sun, 11 to 5. 707.939.SVMA.

MARIN COUNTY Marin Community Foundation Through May 31, “Millennial Abstractions,” choice of color, form, shapes and mark making are transformational and inspiring in the deepest sense. 5 Hamilton Landing, Ste 200, Novato. Open Mon-Fri, 9 to 5.

O’Hanlon Center for the Arts Jun 4-27, “The Beauty of Imperfection,” 10th annual Wabi-Sabi show. Reception, Jun 4, 4pm. 616 Throckmorton Ave, Mill Valley. Tues-Sat, 10 to 2; also by appointment. 415.388.4331.

Seager Gray Gallery Through May 31, “Art of the Book,” books as a medium for art. 23 Sunnyside Ave, Mill Valley. Tues-Sat; 11 to 6. Fri-Sat, 11 to 7; Sun, 12 to 5. 415.384.8288.

NAPA COUNTY di Rosa Through Jun 30, “From Two Worlds,” photography by Linda Connor. Artist talk, May 29, 7pm. Through Dec 31, Largest collection of contemporary Bay Area art. Tours daily. 5200 Sonoma Hwy, Napa.

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Wed-Sun, 10am to 6pm 707.226.5991.

ECHO Gallery Through Jul 6, “The Great Wall of Doof,” installation by Tim Sharman. Through Jul 6, “Touch of Nature,” juried exhibition exploring the wild and wonderful ways of nature in all media. 1348 A Lincoln Ave, Calistoga. 707.812.2201.

Gordon Huether Gallery Through Jul 31, “Norcal Modern,” new paintings by Grace Slick. 1465 First St, Napa. 707.255.5954.

Comedy Pride Comedy Night Marga Gomez headlines with Justin Lucas and Regina Stoops. Jun 1, 6 and 9pm. $35$45. Wells Fargo Center, 50 Mark West Springs Rd, Santa Rosa. 707.546.3600.

Marin Center Jun 1, 7pm and Jun 2, 6pm, Peter, RoCo Dance presents the story of Peter Pan. $18-$23. 10 Avenue of the Flags, San Rafael 415.499.6800.

Mount Tamalpais State Park Jun 2, 11am, Planetary Dance, participatory community event dedicated to peace among people and peace with the earth. Free. 198 Pan Toll Rd, Mill Valley.

Youth Annex Jun 1, 7:30pm, Joyous Dances of Universal Peace, with Barbara Swetina and Tui Wilschinsky. $15. 425 Morris St, Sebastopol 707.874.3571.

Marin Home & Garden Expo View and learn about new ways to make a home into a “smart” home. Jun 1-2. $6$10. Marin Center Exhibit Hall, 10 Avenue of the Flags, San Rafael. 415.499.6800.

Matsuri Festival Japanese traditional arts festival with Taiko drumming, dancing, music, theater, martial arts and more. Jun 1, 11am. Free. Juilliard Park, 227 Santa Rosa Ave, Santa Rosa. 707.303.5925.

Film A Fierce Green Fire Documentary on the exploration of the environmental movement. Jun 4, 7pm. $7. Napa Valley Opera House, 1030 Main St, Napa. 707.226.7372.

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Jun 1, 6:30pm, Les Sylphides, Napa Valley Ballet performance choreographed by Michel Fokine with music by Chopin. $15-$20. 100 California Dr, Yountville 707.226.8742.

Over 50 microbreweries and food purveyors. Ticket price includes beer and food. Jun 1, 1pm. $45-$50. Wells Fargo Center, 50 Mark West Springs Rd, Santa Rosa. 707.546.3600.

Ivan Reitman’s 1981 cult classic based on a comic book of the same name. Production designer Michael Gross in conversation afterward. May 30, 7pm. Roxy Stadium 14, 85 Santa Rosa Ave, Santa Rosa.

The Impossible River Journey Adventurer Helge Hjelland decides to cross South Africa by canoe. Jun 4, 6pm. Free. Bay Model Visitor Center, 2100 Bridgeway, Sausalito. 415.332.3871.

Meet Me in St Louis Judy Garland stars in this 1944 film about a family living


Cinema, 620 Third St, Santa Rosa. Clive Owen and Gillian Anderson star in this conspiracy thriller set in Ireland. May 30, 6:45pm. $15. Sebastiani Theatre, 476 First St E, Sonoma. 707.996.9756.

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Romanowski DJs ‘Cosmic Terrain’ closing party The artists in “Cosmic Terrain” don’t care for labels. Labels are for art critics, not for working artists like Damon Soule, Oliver Vernon and Mario Martinez, aka Mars-1. “Cosmic Terrain” is an exuberant exhibit featuring 22 pieces (including Transcendental Disaster, by Mars-1, pictured). Infinite Tapestry Round, a 6-by-6foot composition in black-and-white, looks like it might leap from the wall and gyrate round the room. Damon Soule’s Unfoldment and Mario Martinez’s Symbiosis could serve as the set of a sci-fi movie. Dark City, the collaboration between Martinez, Soule and two other artists, David Lee Chong and NoMe Edonna, whirls and swirls with objects both organic and mechanic. Bright colors clash, chaos engulfs the canvas, and, amazingly, it all coheres. Coordinator Scott Hess says that since the opening, he’s never seen so many 20- and 30-somethings turn out for an art show in Petaluma. “It’s a pretty traditional town,” Hess says. “Usually, there’s a hew and cry when art so unconventional is on exhibit, but not this time.” A closing party featuring DJ Romanowski sends “Cosmic Terrain” off in style on Saturday, June 1, at the Petaluma Arts Center. 230 Lakeville St., Petaluma. 8pm. 707.762.5600.—Jonah Raskin

through the 1904 World’s Fair. Mon, Jun 3, 7pm and Wed, Jun 5, 1pm. $8. Sebastiani Theatre, 476 First St E, Sonoma. 707.996.9756.

Movie Nights Popup movie series. Jun 1, “Monster’s Inc.” 8pm. Free.

Corte Madera Town Center, Corte Madera. 415.924.2961.

Moving Forward Premiere of a short dramedy about a family coping with the loss of their mother. May 30, 7 and 8pm. $5. Third Street

Documentary about rock climbing in Yosemite narrated by Tom Brokaw. Jun 2, 6pm. Sweetwater Music Hall, 19 Corte Madera Ave, Mill Valley. 415.388.3850.

Food & Drink Dinners to Die For Dine with mystery author John Lescroart, author of “The Ophelia Cut.” May 30, 7pm. Monti’s Rotisserie & Bar, 714 Village Ct, Santa Rosa. 707.568.4404.

Wednesday Night Market Food, vendors, produce, live music and activities. Wed, 5pm. Free. Downtown Santa Rosa, Fourth and B streets, Santa Rosa.

Lectures Eckhart Tolle & Kim Eng Author of “The Power of Now” in conversation. Jun 3-4. Sold out. 142 Throckmorton Theatre, 142 Throckmorton Ave, Mill Valley. 415.383.9600.

Health Risks of Toxic Chemical Farming Public forum presented by the Watertrough Children’s Alliance. May 29, 7pm. Free. Sebastopol Grange Hall, 6000 Sebastopol Ave, Sebastopol.

Linda Donohue Artist discusses online marketing and sales to grow an art business. Jun 4, 6:30pm. Free. Petaluma Arts Center, 230 Lakeville St at East Washington, Petaluma. 707.762.5600.

Michael Krasny Host of KQED’s “Forum” in conversation with Bruce MacGowan. May 29, 7:30pm. $12-$18. 142 Throckmorton Theatre, 142 Throckmorton Ave, Mill Valley. 415.383.9600.

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Speakers include Matt Tabbi of “Rolling Stone” and many others. Jun 2-4. $35-$295. Dominican College, 50 Acacia Ave, San Rafael. 415.457.4440.

Jun 4, 7pm, “The Art of Hearing Heartbeats” with Jan-Philipp Sendker. Jun 5, 7pm, “Seating Arrangements” with Maggie Shipstead. 775 Village Court, Santa Rosa 707.578.8938.

Town Hall Meeting Presentation of Sonoma County Regional Parks’ plan to convert Occidental Community Center into an Adventure Day Lodge and West County Gateway for tourists. Jun 4, 7pm. Free. Salmon Creek Gym, 1935 Bohemian Hwy, Occidental.

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Point Reyes Presbyterian Church

Cheryl Strayed, author of “Wild,” hosts a full-day writing workshop, craft talk, reading and book signing. Jun 1, 9am. $197. Sheraton Sonoma County, 745 Baywood Dr, Petaluma.

May 30, 7pm, “Clean: Overcoming Addiction and Ending America’s Greatest Tragedy” with David Sheff. 11445 Shoreline Hwy, Pt Reyes Station 415.663.1349.

Jun 5, 7pm, “The Power of the Herd: A Nonpredatory Approach to Social Intelligence, Leadership, and Innovation” with Linda Kohanov. 138 N Main St, Sebastopol 707.823.2618.

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Readings Book Passage May 29, 7pm, “Rebooting My Brain: How a Freak Aneurysm Reframed My Life” with Maria Ross. May 30, 7pm, “She Left Me the Gun: My Mother’s Life Before Me” with Emma Brockes. May 31, 7pm, “The River of No Return” with Bee Ridgway. Jun 1, 1pm, “The Art of Hearing Heartbeats” with Jan-Philipp Sandker. Jun 1, 4pm, “Holding Silvan: A Brief Life” with Monica Wesolowska. Jun 1, 7pm, “Operation Storm: Japan’s Top Secret Submarines and Its Plan to Change the Course of World War II” with John Geoghegan. Jun 2, 1pm, “The Shape of the Eye” with George Estreich. Jun 2, 4pm, “Moving Toward the Millionth Circle: Energizing the Global Women’s Movement” with Jean Shinoda Bolen. Jun 3, 7pm, “American Gypsy” with Oksana Marafiola. Jun 3, 7pm, “The Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America” with George Packer. Jun 4, 7pm, “How to Be a Friend to a Friend Who’s Sick” with Letty Cottin Pogrebin. Jun 5, 7pm, “The Wolf and the Watchman: A Father, a Son, and the CIA” with Scott C Johnson. 51 Tamal Vista Blvd, Corte Madera. 415.927.0960.

Petaluma Copperfield’s Books Jun 1, 1:30pm, “The Rescue” with Karyn Ashley. 140 Kentucky St, Petaluma. 707.762.0563.

May 30, 7pm, “The University of Gravel Roads; a Four Year Motorcycle Adventure” with Rene Cormier. 800 American Way, Windsor 707.838.9100.

Theater All My Sons Saga explores the changing sense of family, social responsibility and values as two generations seek to heal and rebuild. Thurs, 7:30pm, Fri-Sat, 8pm and Sun, 2pm. through Jun 16. $10-$26. Barn Theatre, Marin Art and Garden Center, 30 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, Ross. 415.456.9555.

The Beauty Queen of Leenane Middle-aged, unmarried and embittered, Maureen is locked in a stalemate with her elderly mother in this comedy. TuesThurs-Sat, 8pm, Sun, 2 and 7pm and Wed, 7:30pm. through Jun 16. $36-$57. Marin Theatre Company, 397 Miller Ave, Mill Valley. 415.388.5208.

Carmen Georges Bizet’s classic opera in which a woman will risk everything, including her own life, to live the life she desires. Cinnabar premiere. Dates and times vary. Through Jun 16. $25-$35. Cinnabar Theater, 3333 Petaluma Blvd N, Petaluma. 707.763.8920.

The Foreigner Set in a fishing lodge in Georgia, a British demolitions

expert is trying to put his friend at ease. Fri-Sat, 8pm and Sun, 3pm. through Jun 16. $19-$25. Novato Theater Company, 5240 Nave Dr, Ste C, Novato. 415.883.4498.

How a Mountain Was Made World premiere of story cycle by Greg Sarris. Adapted from stories from Southern Pomo and Coast Miwok tribes. Times vary. Thurs-Sun through Jun 9. $15-$25. Imaginists Theatre Collective, 461 Sebastopol Ave, Santa Rosa. 707.528.7554.

Kimberly Akimbo Dark comedy about a family that puts the fun in dysfunctional. Fri-Sat, 8pm and Sun, 4pm. through Jun 16. $15-$30. Pegasus Theater Company, Rio Nido Lodge, Canyon Two Rd, Rio Nido.

Seven Spots on the Sun Staged reading of the 2012 Sky Cooper New American Play Prize winner by Martin Zimmerman. Jun 3, 7pm. Free. Marin Theatre Company, 397 Miller Ave, Mill Valley. 415.388.5208.

The Sound of Music What are a few of your favorite things? Sun, 2pm. through Jun 16. $20-$40. Mountain Theatre, Mt Tamalpais State Park, 801 Panoramic Hwy, Mill Valley.

Steppin’Out on Broadway Evening of song and Broadway favorites. Jun 1, 6pm. $25. Jacuzzi Family Vineyards, 24724 Arnold Dr, Sonoma. 707.931.7575.

Sweeney Todd Stephen Sondheim’s story of the demon barber of Fleet Street, produced by the Throckmorton Youth Performers. Sat-Sun, 2pm and Thurs-Fri, 7:30pm through May 31. $14-$30. 142 Throckmorton Theatre, 142 Throckmorton Ave, Mill Valley. 415.383.9600.

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ARIES (March 21â&#x20AC;&#x201C;April 19) Back in the 1920s, the governor of Texas was determined to forbid the teaching of foreign languages in public schools. To bolster her case, she called on the Bible. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If English was good enough for Jesus Christ,â&#x20AC;? she said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s good enough for us.â&#x20AC;? She was dead serious. I suspect you may soon have to deal with that kind of garbled thinking, Aries. And it may be impossible to simply ignore it, since the people wielding it may have some inďŹ&#x201A;uence on your life. So whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the best way to deal with it? Hereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s what I advise: Be amused. Quell your rage. Stay calm. And methodically gather the cool, clear evidence about what is really true. TAURUS (April 20â&#x20AC;&#x201C;May 20) A few weeks ago, the principal at a school in Bellingham, Wash., announced that classes would be canceled the next day. What was his rationale? A big storm, a bomb threat or an outbreak of sickness? None of the above. He decided to give students and teachers the day off so they could enjoy the beautiful weather that had arrived. I encourage you to make a similar move in the coming days, Taurus. Take an extended Joy Breakâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;maybe several of them. Grant yourself permission to sneak away and indulge in spontaneous celebrations. Be creative as you capitalize profoundly on the gifts that life is offering you. GEMINI (May 21â&#x20AC;&#x201C;June 20) In Japan, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not rude to slurp while you eat your ramen noodles out of a bowl. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s what the Lonely Planet travel guide told me. In fact, some Japanese hosts expect you to make sounds with your mouth; they take it as a sign that youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re enjoying your meal. In that spirit, Gemini, and in accordance with the astrological omens, I encourage you to be as uninhibited as you dare this weekâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;not just when youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re slurping your noodles, but in every situation where youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got to express yourself uninhibitedly in order to experience the full potential of the pleasurable opportunities. As one noodle-slurper testiďŹ ed: â&#x20AC;&#x153;How can you possibly get the full ďŹ&#x201A;avor if you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t slurp?â&#x20AC;? CANCER (June 21â&#x20AC;&#x201C;July 22)

Hereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a thought from philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein: â&#x20AC;&#x153;A person will be imprisoned in a room with a door thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s unlocked and opens inwards as long as it does not occur to him to pull rather than push that door.â&#x20AC;? Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d like to suggest that his description ďŹ ts you right now, Cancerian. What are you going to do about it? Tell me Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m wrong? ReďŹ&#x201A;exively agree with me? Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got a better idea. Without either accepting or rejecting my proposal, simply adopt a neutral, open-minded attitude and experiment with the possibility. See what happens if you try to pull the door open.

LEO (July 23â&#x20AC;&#x201C;August 22) If you have been waiting for the right moment to perfect your party skills, I suspect this might be it. Is there anything you can do to lower your inhibitions? Would you at least temporarily consider slipping into a chronic state of fun? Are you prepared to commit yourself to extra amounts of exuberant dancing, ebullient storytelling, and unpredictable playtime? According to my reading of the astrological omens, the cosmos is nudging you in the direction of rabblerousing revelry. VIRGO (August 23â&#x20AC;&#x201C;September 22) Where exactly are your power spots, Virgo? Your bed, perhaps, where you rejuvenate and reinvent yourself every night? A place in nature where you feel at peace and at home in the world? A certain building where you consistently make good decisions and initiate effective action? Wherever your power spots are, I advise you to give them extra focus. They are on the verge of serving you even better than they usually do, and you should take steps to ensure that happens. I also advise you to be on the lookout for a new power spot. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s available. LIBRA (September 23â&#x20AC;&#x201C;October 22) Reverence is one of the most useful emotions. When you respectfully acknowledge the sublime beauty of something greater than yourself, you do yourself a big favor. You generate authentic humility and sincere gratitude, which are healthy for your body as well as your soul. Please note that reverence is not solely the province of religious

people. A biologist may venerate the scientiďŹ c method. An atheist might experience a devout sense of awe toward geniuses who have bequeathed to us their brilliant ideas. What about you, Libra? What excites your reverence? Now is an excellent time to explore the deeper mysteries of this altered state of consciousness.

SCORPIO (October 23â&#x20AC;&#x201C;November 21)

When explorer Ernest Shackleton was planning his expedition to Antarctica in 1914, he placed this ad in London newspapers: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Wanted: For hazardous journey. Small wages, bitter cold, long months of complete darkness, constant danger, return doubtful. Honor and recognition in case of success.â&#x20AC;? Would you respond to a come-on like that if you saw it today? I hope not. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s true that your sense of adventure is ratcheting up. And I suspect youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re itching for intense engagement with the good kind of darkness that in the past has inspired so much smoldering wisdom. But I believe you can satisfy those yearnings without putting yourself at risk or suffering severe deprivation.

SAGITTARIUS (November 22â&#x20AC;&#x201C;December 21) â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d rather not sing than sing quiet,â&#x20AC;? said the vivacious chanteuse Janis Joplin. Her attitude reminds me a little of Salvador Daliâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. He said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;It is never difďŹ cult to paint. It is either easy or impossible.â&#x20AC;? I suspect you Sagittarians may soon be in either-or states like those. You will want to give everything youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got, or else nothing at all. You will either be in the zone, ďŹ&#x201A;owing along in a smooth and natural groove, or else totally stuck. Luckily, I suspect that giving it all and being in the zone will predominate. CAPRICORN (December 22â&#x20AC;&#x201C;January 19) In 1948, Nelson Mandela began his ďŹ ght to end the system of apartheid in his native South Africa. Eventually he was arrested for dissident activities and sentenced to life imprisonment. He remained in jail until 1990, when his government bowed to international pressure and freed him. By 1994, apartheid collapsed. Mandela was elected president of his country and won the Nobel Peace Prize. Fastforward to 2008. Mandela was still considered a terrorist by the United States and had to get special permission to enter the country. Yikes! You probably donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have an antiquated rule or obsolescent habit thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s as horrendous as that, Capricorn. But itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s past time for you to dissolve your attachment to any outdated attachments, even if theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re only mildly repressive and harmful. AQUARIUS (January 20â&#x20AC;&#x201C;February 18)

As a renowned artist, photographer and fashion designer, Karl Lagerfeld has overďŹ&#x201A;owed with creative expression for 50 years. His imagination is weird and fantastic, yet highly practical. He has produced a profusion of ďŹ&#x201A;amboyant stuff. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m very down-to-earth,â&#x20AC;? he has said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;just not this earth.â&#x20AC;? Letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s make that your mantra for the coming weeks, Aquarius: You, too, will be very down to earth in your own unique way. Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll follow your quirky intuition, but always with the intent of channeling it constructively.

PISCES (February 19â&#x20AC;&#x201C;March 20)

In the following passage, French novelist Georges Perec invites us to renew the way we look upon things that are familiar to us. â&#x20AC;&#x153;What we need to question,â&#x20AC;? he says, â&#x20AC;&#x153;is bricks, concrete, glass, our table manners, our utensils, our tools, the way we spend our time, our rhythms. To question that which seems to have ceased forever to astonish us.â&#x20AC;? A meditation like this could nourish and even thrill you, Pisces. I suggest you boost your ability to be sincerely amazed by the small wonders and obvious marvels that you sometimes take for granted.

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